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Coal Miners Memorial
Cornell Mine,
Cornell No. 1 Mine,
Cornell No. 2 Mine,

Hite,
East Deer Twp.,
Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Cornell Mines, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

Raymond A. Washlaski, Historian, Editor,
Ryan P. Washlaski, Technical Editor,

Updated Nov. 17, 2009

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Cornell Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Cornell Mines, Hite, East Deer Twp., Allegheny Co., PA.   The coal miners names have been researched and complied from various sources by Raymond A. Washlaski, Historian: newspaper obits, newspaper articles, Pennsylvania Bureau of Mines Reports, township histories, and names of coal miners submitted by various people, etc..
The Nationalities listed for various miners, are taken directly from "Report of the Department of Mines of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA" as reported for the various years.  Those listed as American, could be either native born or naturalized citizens.
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Since 1870, Pennsylvania's Annual Report on Mining Activities has recorded 51,483 deaths from mining accidents-- 31,113 deaths in anthracite mines and 20,370 deaths in bituminous mines.

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COAL MINERS MEMORIAL
CORNELL  MINES
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Bill, Mike
(Miner, Coal Loader ca.1917, Cornell No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violations of the Mining Laws:  June 9, 1917.  Mike Bill, Loader, Cornell No. 1 Mine, Cornell Coal Company.  Charge:  Having in his working place sixty-nine sticks of explosives at one time without knowledge of the management.  Plead guilty, paid costs and kept on parole for six months.)
Broyn, Andrew
(Austrian Miner, Mule Driver ca.1916, Cornell No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 27, married.);
(Injured.  Ankle fractured.  Struck by a piece of mine rail on an entry, in the Cornell No. 1 Mine, Dec. 30, 1916.)
Burlbank, Peter
(German Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Cornell Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 57, married.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured at the face of his room by a lump of coal that rolled from the top of a pile from which he was shoveling, in the Cornell Mine, Oct. 18, 1907.)
[ C ]
[ D ]
Dean, Harry
(American Miner Boy, Mule Driver ca.1904, Cornell Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 16, single.);
(Injured.  Shoulder blade broken.  Caught between a mine car and a coal rib, in the Cornell Mine, Jan. 13, 1904.)
[ E ]
[ F ]
Fezekas, Lewis
(Miner, Coal Loader ca.1916, Cornell No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  November 4, 1916, Lewis Fezekas, coal loader, Cornell No. 1 Mine, Cornell Coal Company.  Charge:  Passing a danger board.  He was arrested and Justice of the Peace let him go free on his honor, to appear on day of hearing.  Defendant failed to appear before the court.)
Frayer, John
(Miner, Mine Foreman ca.1898, Cornell Mine & Painter Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ G ]
Gregorie, John
(Austrian Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1916, Cornell No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured.  Jaw bone fractured.  Kicked by a mule, in the Cornell No. 1 Mine,
[ H ]
Harley, John
(Superintendent, ca.1917, of the Cornell No. 1 & No. 2 Mines, Allegheny Co., PA, for Cornell Coal Company.)
[ I ]
Iseman, W. A.
(General Superintendent, ca.1903, ca.1904, ca.1905, ca.1916, Cornell Coal Company, Cornell Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Iseman, W. E.
(Superintendent, ca.1916, of the Cornell Nos. 1 & 2 Mines, Allegheny Co., PA, for Cornell Coal Company.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1917, Cornell Coal Company, Cornell No. 1 & No. 2 Mines.)
[ J ]
[ K ]
Kane, Elmer
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Cornell Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken by a fall of coal, in the Cornell Mine, June 24, 1904.)
Krause, Fred
(Miner, Shot Firer ca.1916, Cornell No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  March 21, 1916, Fred Krause, shot firer, Cornell No. 1 Mine, Cornell Coal Company.  Charge:  Using combustible material, coal dust, for tamping while working in a gaseous mine.  May 10, 1916, Grand Jury found a true bill.  The case is still pending in Allegheny County Court.)
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[ M ]
McBeth, David
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Cornell Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 55, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate, in the Cornell Mine, Oct. 17, 1900.)
Mc Clelland, James
(American Miner Boy, Mule Driver ca.1916, Cornell No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured.  Collar bone fractured by mine cars on an entry, in the Cornell No 1 Mine, July 21, 1916.)
[ N ]
Nogosheski, Antonio
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1908, Cornell Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly by a fall of roof rock while loading a mine car with coal at the face of their room.  The coal had been shot about one-half hour before, and the room inspected buy the shot firer and reported in good condition.  There was an unseen crevice in the sand rock, which had been disturbed by the blast and about seven tons of rock fell on them, in the Cornell Mine, April 4, 1908.)
[ O ]
[ P ]
Petroski, Adam
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1908, Cornell Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly by a fall of roof rock while loading a mine car with coal at the face of their room.  The coal had been shot about one-half hour before, and the room inspected buy the shot firer and reported in good condition.  There was an unseen crevice in the sand rock, which had been disturbed by the blast and about seven tons of rock fell on them, in the Cornell Mine, April 4, 1908.)
Poken, Charles
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Helper ca.1916, Cornell No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 27, married.);
(Injured.  Bone in foot fractured. Run over by mine cars in a room, in the Cornell No. 1 Mine, Oct. 20, 1916.)
Povanos, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1908, Cornell Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Injured.  Breast bone broken by mine cars.  While pushing a mine car from the side track another mine car bumped into him.  He did not secure the mine car behind him with a sprag, in the Cornell Mine, Sept. 25, 1908.)
[ Q ]
Quibberman, Rudolph
(German Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Cornell Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 48, married.);
(Injured. Leg broken by a fall of coal, in the Cornell Mine, March 21, 1900.)
[ R ]
[ S ]
Schreckengoat, Enos
(American Miner Boy, Mule Driver ca.1914, Cornell Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Injured.  Toes crushed by a mine car on an entry, in the Cornell Mine., Dec. 3, 1914.)
Seibert, William J.
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Cornell Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 56, married.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate while working on grading the slope.  He received scalp wounds and bruises on the body, Aug. 31, 1909.  He died six weeks later.)
Smith, Lee
(Polish Miner, Mule Driver ca.,1909, Cornell Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Injured.  Ankle bone broken by a mine car becoming derailed while taking atrio up the entry, in the Cornell Mine, July 26, 1909.)
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[ U ]
[ V ]
Verudney, John
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1914, Cornell Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 44, married.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken by mine car at the face of a room, in the Cornell Mine, April 24, 1914.)
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