Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Ancestors’ Occupations

Here it is again, Saturday, and Randy Seaver has this week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun topic posted on Genea-Musings. This week, we are to share our ancestors’ occupations at least back to our great grandparents. I am going to include my 2X great grandparents because one whole side of my family had the same occupation!

2. George Michael Sabo (1926-1985), my father, had these occupations:

  • Shoe salesman in Sterns Department Store
  • Purchasing agent for  Curtiss-Wright Corporation

3. Doris Priscilla Adams (1923-2008), my mother:

  • Secretary
  • Office manager

4. George Sabo (1893-1936), my grandfather:

  • 1920 Butcher
  • 1930 Meat market owner

5. Julia Scerbak Sabo (1893-1985), my grandmother:

  • 1920 At home
  • 1930 At home
  • 1940 At home

6. Vernon Tarbox Adams (1899-1968), my grandfather:

  • Sold Edsels with his uncle, Perce Chadwick (family story)
  • Manager with Western Union

7. Hazel Ethel Coleman (1901-1995), my grandmother:

  • At home

8. Stephen Kucharik (1855-1933), my great grandfather:

  • Train conductor
  • Laborer in mill
  • Laborer in laundry

9. Mary Kacsenyak (1859-1926), my great grandmother:

  • At home

10. Michael Scerbak (1868-1932), my great grandfather:

  • Carpenter
  • Peasant farmer

11. Anna Murcko (1872-1967) , my great grandmother:

  • At home

12. Charles Edwin Adams (1877-1922), my great grandfather:

  • Box factory worker
  • Manager in ladies’ store

13. Annie Maude Stuart (1874-1940), my great grandmother:

  • Owner ladies’ store
  • At home

14. Hartwell Thomas Coleman (1869-1938), my great grandfather:

  • Tugboat captain
  • Master mariner

15. Anne Elisabeth Johnson (1872-1916), my great grandmother:

  • At home

16. John Kucharik (1820-1858), my 2X great grandfather:

  • Peasant farmer

17. Maria Repka (1825 – after 1869), my 2X great grandmother:

  • At home

18. Michael Kacsenyak (1834-after 1899), my 2X great grandfather:

  • Peasant farmer

19. Anna Haluska (1832-after 1899), my 2X great grandmother:

  • At home

20. John Scerbak (1836-1916), my 2X great grandfather:

  • Peasant farmer

21. Maria Patorai (1839-1912), my 2X great grandmother:

  • At home

22. John Murcko (1831-1917), my 2X great grandfather:

  • Peasant farmer

23. Maria Szova (1845-1925), my 2X great grandmother:

  • At home

24. Calvin Segee Adams (1843-1921), my 2X great grandfather:

  • Fisherman
  • Boat builder

25. Nellie F. Tarbox (1856-1927), my 2X great grandmother:

  • At home

26. Charles Stewart/Stuart (1822-1894), my 2X great grandfather:

  • Farmer

27. Elida Ann Hicks (1833-1914), my 2X great grandmother:

  • At home

28. William Coleman (1834-1905), my 2X great grandfather:

  • Farmer
  • Tugboat captain

29. Sarah Moriah Crouse (1833-1930), my 2X great grandmother:

  • At home

30. Frits Wille Oscar Emil Jensen (1845-1920), my 2X great grandfather:

  • Detective
  • Prison guard

31. Margarethe Bruun (1843-1890), my 2X great grandmother:

  • At home

What I find interesting is that only my mother and great grandmother, Annie Stuart Adams, worked outside the home before me and Annie actually owned her ladies’ shop! I’ve seen the shop from the outside, but as of 1981, it was vacant.  My dad’s side of the family were all peasant farmers in what is today’s Slovakia, which is why they left the village in masses to work in the factories in New Jersey.

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Ancestors’ Occupations”

  1. You have some interesting occupations in your family, including tugboat captain and train conductor! So many of mine were farmers, but I do have a few other things sprinkled in my family. It sure bothers me when I see beside women who stayed at home “nothing” for their occupation! They would have loved to do nothing sometimes I am sure, but I doubt many of their days were filled with “nothing.”

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