Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday -- Julia Ann (Sievert) Hork

Julia Ann Sievert was born 31 Oct 1854 in Joliet, Will Co, Illinois[1], the second child of eleven known children of Vincent Sievert and Susana Raduntz.  Her parents came from Schneidemühl, Posen, Prussia[2] which today is in Poland.

Riverview Cemetery, Hamilton, MT
Julia married Johan Anton Hork in Joliet on 6 June 1872[3].  They had ten children, the youngest, William Cyril Hork, my grandfather.

John was a tailor and the family moved often when he searched for work.  Finally the family settled in Hamilton, Ravalli County, Montana.[4]  John and Julia were separated and John died in Sheraton, Wyoming in 1906.

Julia Ann (Sievert) Hork with granddaughter
& daughter -in-law, Anne (Sullivan) Hork
Julia continued living in Hamilton until her death 4 Aug 1928.[5]  I know she did some traveling as I have a photo of Julia holding my grandfather's first child in California.  Julia was buried in Riverview Cemetery in Hamilton, Montana.[6]

[1] State of Montana, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death, Julia Ann Hork, 1928, Rav 940.
[2] Church of St. John the Baptist, Joliet, Illinois, Marriage Record, Joh Anton Hork & Julia Anna Siewert, 1872, #9, p unknown.
[3] ibid
[4] 1900 U.S. Census, Ravalli County, Montana, population schedule, Hamilton, ED 81, dwelling 285, household 285, p 15a, John A. Hork household, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 Jun 2011), citing NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 914.
[5] State of Montana, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death, Julia Ann Hork, 1928, Rav 940.
[6] Tombstone photo taken by author, August, 2000.  Location of tombstone: Blk 7E, lot 76, Space 4.

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