I have a (very poor) copy of my great grandparents’ marriage record from the Church register. Panko Hruszczak and Bessie Matys married on 24 July 1915 in the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Coatesville,
. She would have
been 20 at the time. Chester
My late cousin Catherine Matys Rothermal was one of the flower girls at the wedding. Catherine would have been seven when Panko and Bessie got married.
Bessie had arrived in Coatesville just three years before that, in 1912. Bessie had lived with Catherine’s family before she married.
Fearless Females is a daily prompt throughout March celebrating Women’s History Month
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015