FORGAC

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Andrew Forgac was born in Ordzoviany, Slovakia 20 Oct 1866. He died 9 Jun 1910 in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. His body was interred in Calvary Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL.

He married Mary Ann Mattis in Ordzoviany, Slovakia, 15 Sep 1890. Mary was born in Ordzoviany, Slovakia 25 Mar 1871, the daughter of Matthew Mattis and Mary Copersta. After Andrew's death, she married
August George Egger III in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. She died 4 Jul 1929 in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. Her body was interred in Calvary Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. Mary's parents were names were spelled Matthew Mattis and Mary Copersta on her death certificate. The informant was Andy Forgas. The LDS Ordviany, Slovakia Church Records have their names spelled Mathias Matisz and Maria Kopesdak.

The following is a story written by Mary Elizabeth (Forgas) Nemeth and provided courtesy of her daughter, Virginia (Nemeth) Alane:

"Andrew Forgas and Mary Ann Mattis Forgas were married in Austria way before the countries were taken over by the man Hitler. Mom was the youngest child in their family and the only daughter, her brother was a Franciscan Bro and he came to America also, and I remember him wearing his habit with a white cord belt, the order let him stay at home.
"Mom and Dad came to the United States when Mom was 18 years old. I don't remember Dad's age. They settled in Pennsylvania, Dad went to work in the coal mines and to this union was born 6 children, Andrew II born in Penn. Stephen in Penn, Paul in Ohio, Charles in Ohio, Mary in Dawson Ill., Annie in Springfield. Dad passed away when I was very young. When I was about 11, Mother married again to August George Egger to this union they had one son August George Jr. Pop Egger would us Herbs from the garden when we were sick.
"Mom worked with us like she was one of us, taught us right from wrong. She was so good to us, she never had to scold us or tell us twice to do something, my brothers did everything they could for her. I remember my brothers Andy, Paul, Charley working in the zinc works, they used to call it the Smelter works out North Inn somewhere. I wold go to St. John's Hospital poor line, with a basket and get some food to bring home. I was about 9 or 10 I also remember taking basket to the meat market on 6th street near St Peter & Paul church and they would fill it for $1.00. I would walk from n. 17th Street all the way to this market and back. My sister Annie and I went to a Christmas party given by the Salvation Army for the poor. They gave us each a new pair of shoes and we were so happy."


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Andrew Forgac and Mary Ann Mattis had the following children:

 

2. i. Andrew Joseph Forgas Sr. was born in Canal Dover, Tuscarawas Co, OH 16 Nov 1893. He died 2 Mar 1972 in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. His body was interred in Calvary Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL.

He married Mary Elizabeth Koskey in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL, 17 Jan 1916.13 She was born in Kurima, Slovakia 27 Jun 1896, the daughter of Jan 'John' Koskey (Keckovsky) and Anna Randar. Mary died 14 Jun 1977 in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. Her body was interred in Calvary Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL.

Andrew Joseph Forgas Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Koskey had four children.

 
3. ii. Stephen G. Forgas was born in Pike Run, Tuscarawas Co, OH 4 Sep 1895. Stephen died 16 Jun 1954 in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. His body was interred in Calvary Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL.
 
4. iii. Paul J. Forgas was born in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas Co, OH 24 Nov 1898.He died 27 Aug 1979 in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. His body was interred in Calvary Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL.

He married Helen A. Corey in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL, 23 Jun 1923. She was born in Girard, Sangamon Co, IL 22 Mar 1905, the daughter of Michael Corey and Minnie Bond. Helen died 6 Sep 1992 in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. Her body was interred in Calvary Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL.

Paul J. Forgas and Helen A. Corey had four children.

 
5. iv. Charles Patrick Forgas was born in Shamokin, Northumberland Co, PA 27 Feb 1902. Charles died 27 Dec 1966 in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. His body was interred in Calvary Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL.

He married Anna Clara Peidl in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL, 30 May 1923. Anna was born in Urkut, Hungary 16 Jul 1906, the daughter of John Peidl and Anna Heiter. She died 2 Oct 1997 in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. Her body was interred in Calvary Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL.

Charles Patrick Forgas and Anna Clara Peidl had three children.

 
6. v.  Mary Elizabeth Forgas was born in Dawson, Sangamon Co, IL 11 Jan 1904.29 Mary died 12 Nov 1995 in Urbana, Champaign Co, IL. Her body was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana, Champaign Co, IL

She married Stephen Nemeth in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL, 29 May 1922. Stephen was born in Idring, Hungary 30 Apr 1902, the son of Andrew and Elizabeth Nemeth. Stephen died 1 Mar 1982. His body was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana, Champaign Co, IL

Mary Elizabeth Forgas and Stephen Nemeth had five children.

 
7. vi. Annie Francis Forgas was born in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL 20 Oct 1908. She married Alvin Lodge. He was born 21 Jul 1904. Annie and Alvin had no children.
 

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