25 June 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: Koshowski

Joseph 1892 - 1955 & Tillie 1897 - 1961
buried at Holy Ghost Ukrainian Cemetery
Valley Township, Chester County, PA

Joseph & Tillie Koshowski lived on Hope Avenue in Coatesville with their three sons: Michael (b. 1917), John (b. 1921) and Stephen (b. 1922). Joseph was born in Austria, according to the 1930 Census, and immigrated in 1909. By 1930 he was a naturalized citizen. He worked, like so many of our ancestors, at the steel mill. There he was a mill hand. Tillie was also born in Austria. She immigrated in 1913 and was still an alien in 1930. The 1940 Census shows both Joseph and Tillie having been born in Poland. Tillie had been unemployed in 1930 but in 1940 - by now the boys were older - she worked at a garment company.
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.