Thursday, August 9, 2012

Maria Clementina Hork - 9 Aug 1851

My great grandfather, John Anton Hork, had one sister who also immigrated to the United States.  I do not know if he ever knew she came to the U.S.

She settled in Brooklyn, New York and worked as a dressmaker.  I have found her in several city directories and the 1900, 1910, and 1920 census.

1902 Brooklyn, NY city directory, p 600 for Clementine Hork (1)
She lived her final years at the Home for the Aged, which was run by the Little Sisters of the Poor.  She died 5 Sep 1928 and I have just received a copy of her death certificate.  It says she is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Clementine Hork death certificate 1928 (2)
Happy 161st Birthday, Clementine!

(1) Lain & Healy, Lain & Healy's Brooklyn Directory, digital images, (, 1900: 600, Clementine Hork; < : accessed 19 Jan 2011.
(2) Clementine Hork, death certificate 18531 (1928), City of New York Municipal Archives, New York City, New York.

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