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Coal Miners Memorial
Ehrenfeld No. 3 Mine,
Ehrenfeld No. 5 Mine,
Ehrenfeld No. 8 Mine,

Ehrenfeld,
Cambria County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Sept. 18, 2008

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Ehrenfeld Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Ehrenfeld Mines, Ehrenfeld, Cambria 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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Please donate any mine records, mine maps or copies of them, pictures of the mines, pictures of miners, stories about the miners, mine memorabilia, books on mining, or tax deductable monetary donations to:
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COAL MINERS MEMORIAL
EHRENFELD MINES
[ A ]
Alexander, W. B.
(Superintendent, ca.1917, of the Ehrenfeld No. 3 Mine, Ehrenfeld No. 5 Mine, Ehrenfeld No. 8 Mine, for Pennsylvania Coal & Coke Corp.)
[ B ]
Bodenschats, Jos.
(German Miner, Company Man ca.1917, Ehrenfeld No. 8 Mine, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Pelvis fractured between a mine car and a post on the tipple.  Outside the Ehrenfeld No. 8 Mine, Jan. 8, 1917.)
[ C ]
[ D ]
[ E ]
[ F ]
Ficher, Joseph
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Ehrenfeld No. 3 Mine, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured by a runaway mine car in a room, in the Ehrenfeld No. 3 Mine, Sept. 11, 1917.)
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[ K ]
Kormeskie, Hestek
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Ehrenfeld No. 3 Mine, Age 38, married.);
(Injured.  Hip dislocated.  Caught between a mine car and coal in a room, in the Ehrenfeld No. 3 Mine, Feb. 26, 1917.)
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[ M ]
Marrick, William
(German Miner, Motorman ca.1917, Ehrenfeld No. 3 Mine, Age 21, married.);
(Injured.  Fingers broken by an electric mine locomotive on the haulage road, in the Ehrenfeld No. 3 Mine, June 7, 1917.)
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