Peter Kinock

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Peter Kinock or Petro Kniach
Born 1877
Austria - Ukraine
Died 1914 (aged 36–37)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Austrian / Galician
Occupation Timber Packer

Early Life


1877 Ruthenian - Galicia
From Yaskrubych, Province Sokely, Galicia


Peter was married to Maria - they came out from Austria together


  • Jan Kinoch (b. about 1909)

A female child, surname Kinoch, was born Mar 28, 1915 - same family?)

Immigration to Canada

1913 Ship Barcelona, age 37, had been a farm hand, Catholic, going to Hillcrest, Alberta, [to his brother a farmer].

Occupation in 1914

Timber Packer

Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Peter is buried in the Hillcrest cemetery but not in the Mass Grave.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

1916 census - page 50. Hillcrest - Mary Kinoch, age 29, from Galicia, to Canada in 1913, is the wife of Winecnty Kriu--- - unable to read the remainder. Is this Maria? There is a child named Hertoz Kinoch age 5 - Is this Jan or another child?

There was a Gregor Kinoch living in Hillcrest and/or Frank between 1908 and 1912. Is this Peter's brother?


Schedule A

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Peter, Petro, Pietr, Pete, Kinach, Kanach, Kinoch, Kalach

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