Pietro Bozzer

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Pietro Bozzer
Born 1890
Died 1914 (aged 23–24)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Blairmore Cemetery
Nationality Italian
Occupation Bucker

Early Life


1890, Feb 28 Valvasone, Udine, Italy


Father Daniele Bozzer and Maria Sovran


Pietro Bozzer married Giovanna Manarin at Valvasone 28 Apr 1912


Antonio Bozzer

Immigration to Canada

1907 Ship Provence, age 17, father Daniele, going to Michel, British Columbia
1910 Border Crossing Canada to USA, age 20, born 1890, father Daniele, from Frank, Alberta

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Cemetery records have him as in the Mass Grave and Blairmore - there is no Mass Grave in Blairmore.
Cemetery records have him as buried in Hillcrest but not in the Mass Grave.
Fernie Paper The District Ledger records burial in Blairmore.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule E
No one had applied for compensation by Feb 1915.

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Pete Bossar,

Interesting Facts

1914 June, Ship "La Savoire", Giovanna Bozzer, going to her husband in Hillcrest along with her 1 year old son, Antonio.
There were other Bozzer's in the Crowsnest Pass.
Wife and family in Coleman, British Columbia - should be Coleman, Alberta.

2017,13 Nov. Note from Ian Mckenzie. "There is a Bozzer shown on the Blairmore Catholic Cemetery map at the municipal office, plot 15 in row 15 west of the Cross. That map location also has a handwritten note “Hillcrest Mine Disaster” next to his plot. Another victim Vendrasco is shown next to him, in plot 16. I have not visited this site so I don’t know if there are headstones. Maybe these two buried next to each other suggested the Mass Grave reference? There are seven ‘unknown’ graves adjacent to these two."

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