John Herber

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John Hebr
John Heber
Born 1868
Died 1914 (aged 45–46)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Blairmore, Alberta
Nationality Austrian / Hungarian
Occupation Miner
Religion Roman Catholic (funeral)

Early Life


May 1868 Hungary (from 1911 census)
Spelling of name Hebr from Blairmore Catholic Church records
From Budapest


John Heber married Julia Dusta, who came from Hungary in 1903


  • Julias Heber (son) (b. 1903 British Columbia)
  • Anne Heber (b. 1905 Alberta or British Columbia)
  • Eperesa Heber
  • Theresa Heber (b. 1908 Alberta)

Census Records

1906 Frank, Alberta, age 38, born Hungary came to Canada in 1901 (surname Heber)
1911 Blairmore, Alberta, age 45, born Austria/Hungary, (surname Haber)

Immigration to Canada

John had been in North America (Canada?) since 1900
1909 Border Crossing from USA to Canada, age 42, Hungarian, going to Frank, Alberta

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


John is buried in the Blairmore cemetery.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

1916 census Blairmore, widow Julia, age 36, is married to John Sandrei, also from Hungary, a coal miner. She has the three children with her.
In 1916 the family immigrated to Logan, West Virginia


Schedule A

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Heber, Haber, Herber, Hebr

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