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Coal Miners Memorial
Peters Creek No. 1 Mine,
Peters Creek No. 2 Mine,
Peters Creek No. 3 Mine,

Epton,
Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated March 30, 2009

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Peters Creek Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Peters Creek No. 1, No. 2 & No. 3 Mines, Epton, 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
PETERS CREEK MINES
[ A ]
Andrelo, Elko
(Slavonian Miner, ca.1903, Peter's Creek No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Injured.  Back bruised and foot smashed by a fall of slate, in the Peter's Creek No. 1 Mine, Sept. 25, 1903.)
Arkwright, Joseph
(Superintendent, ca.1916, of the Peters Creek No. 2 & No. 3 Mines, Allegheny Co., PA, for Crescent Coal Company.);
(Superintendent, ca.1912, of the Peters Creek No. 1, No. 2 & No. 3 Mines, Allegheny Co., PA, for Crescent Coal Company, Epton, PA.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1912, Crescent Coal Company, Epton, PA, Peters Creek No. 1, No. 2 & No. 3 Mines, Allegheny Co., PA, .)
[ B ]
Batosh, George
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, Peter Creek No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 33, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate, in the Peter Creek No. 2 Mine, Oct. 18, 1906.)
Begovice, George
(Hungarian Miner, ca.1903, Peters Creek No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 26, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate, in the Peters Creek No. 1 Mine, April 9, 1903.);
(At Peters Creek No 1 Mine, April 9, George Begovice, miner, was fatally injured by a fall of slate while in the act of loading coal.  The slate at this point was cut by a slip running nearly parallel to the face.  It was evident that the victim realized the danger to some extent, as he had used extra precautions to protect himself.)
Bretch, George
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Peters Creek No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35, married, 1 child.);
(Killed. Fatally injured by a fall of roof at the face of the working place, in the Peters Creek No. 2 Mine, May 17, 1916. Died two hours later.)
[ C ]
Charta, Louis
(Hungarian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, Peters Creek No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Peters Creek No. 1 Mine, June 1, 1906.)
Copis, John
(Russian Miner, Machine Scraper ca.1912, Peters Creek No. 3 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Injured.  Head and shoulder cut by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Peters Creek No. 3 Mine, Aug. 14, 1912.)
Coridice, James
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Peters Creek No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 54, married.);
(Injured.  Hand badly cut by a fall of roof at the face of the working place, in the Peters Creek No. 2 Mine, July 29, 1916.)
[ D ]
[ E ]
[ F ]
Fenice, Frank
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1912, Peters Creek No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 57, married.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate at the face of his working place, in the Peters Creek No. 2 Mine, June 13, 1912.)
Fihtner, Jacob
(German Miner, ca.1903, Peter's Creek No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 46, married.);
(Injured.  Body bruised and leg injured by a fall of slate, in the Peter's Creek No. 1 Mine, May 19, 1903.)
[ G ]
Gatzelak, John
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Peters Creek No 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of roof at the face of a coal rib, in the Peters Creek No. 2 Mine, Mar. 1, 1916.)
[ H ]
[ I ]
[ J ]
[ K ]
Kinlock, H. E.
(Superintendent, ca.1905, ca.1906, of the Peters Creek No. 1 & No. 2 Mines, Allegheny Co., PA, for the Crescent Coal Company.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1906, Crescent Coal Company, Epton, PA, Peter Creek No. 1 Mine & Petrer Creek No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
(See also: Kinlock, Henry E.)
Kinlock, Henry E.
(General Superintendent, ca.1903, ca.1904, Crescent Coal Company, Epton, PA, Peters Creek No. 1 & No. 2 Mines, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Superintendent, ca.1904, of the Peters Creek No. 1 & No. 2 Mines, Allegheny Co., PA, for the Crescent Coal Company, Epton, PA.);
(See also: Kinlock, H. E. )
Kosvosky, Frank
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1912, Peters Creek No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 31, married.);
(Injured.  Bladder injured by a fall of horse-back roof while setting posts at the face of a room, in the Petters Creek No. 2 Mine, Aug. 20, 1912.)
Kourick, John
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Peters Creek NO. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 26, single.);
(Injured.  Back injured by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Peters Creek No. 2 Mine, Nov. 18, 1912.)
Kral, Joseph
(Slavonian Miner, ca.1903, Peter's Creek No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Peter's Creek No. 1 Mine, July 21, 1903.)
[ L ]
Liker, Mike
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Peters Creek No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 33, married.);
(Injured.  Spinal column injured by a fall of roof at the face of a room, in the Peters Creek No. 2 Mine, Mar. 8, 1916.)
[ M ]
Morris, Wm. J.
(General Superintendent, ca.1900, Morris & Bailey Coal Company, Peters Creek Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ N ]
Neilson, W. J.
(Superintendent, ca.1900, of the Peters Creek Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Morris & Bailey Coal Company.)
[ O ]
[ P ]
Pasharry, Peter
(Italian Miner, Machine Runner ca.1912, Peters Creek No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 32, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken bya a fall of roof while drawing mine posts at the face of a pillar, in the Peters Creek No. 2 Mine, Aug. 9, 1912.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Roppie, Leon
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner c.1916, Petrers Creek No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Injured.  Big toe badly cut and bruised.  Run over by a mine car in the 12 butt stumps, in the Peters Creek No. 2 Mine, Mar. 21, 1916.)
[ S ]
Shaker, Charles
(Slavonian Miner, Mule Driver ca.1916, Peters Creek No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken.  Caught between a mine car and a coal rib on an entry, in the Peters Creek No. 2 Mine, Feb. 26, 1916.)
Shuillo, Charles
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Loader ca.1904, Peters Creek No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 38, married, 5 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate, in the Peters Creek No. 1 Mine, Feb. 23, 1904.)
Stephanil, Martin
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, Peter Creek No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Injured.  Head cut and leg bruised by a fall of slate, in the Peter Creek No. 2 Mine, Oct. 18, 1906.)
[ T ]
Turkovich, Peter
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Peters Creek No. 3 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Compound fracture of the right leg by a fall of slate at the face of a room while shoveling coal into a mine car, in the Peters Creel No. 3 Mine, Feb. 20, 1912.)
[ U ]
[ V ]
Vannchi, Ralph
(Italian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, Peter Creek No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 25, married.);
(Injured.  Skull fractured and leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Peter Creek Mine No. 2 Mine, Aug. 19, 1906.)
Vernitsa, Phillip
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1914, Peters Creek No 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Injured.  Compound fracture of the leg by a fall of slate at the face of a pillar, in the Peters Creek No. 2 Mine, May 8, 1914.)
[ W ]
[ X ]
[ Y ]
Yanik, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Peters Creek No. 3 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Injured.  Contusion of the knee by a fall of slate at the face of the working place, in the Peters Creek No. 3 Mine, Nov. 28, 1916.)
[ Z ]
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