Biography of John Moskal
Cambria County, PA Biographies





John Moskal, mortician, is among the dependable and well known young business men of Johnstown. He was born in this city, Feb. 10, 1892, and is the son of Andrew and Anna (Kanuh) Moskal.

Andrew Moskal was born in Austria, as was his wife. He was an early settler of Johnstown and for many years worked in the mines of this section. He was killed in a mine explosion in 1902, at which time his son, Michael, also lost his life. His wife died in 1899. Two sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Moskal: John, the subject of this sketch; and Michael, deceased.

After completing his schooling in the Johnstown public schools, John Moskal entered the employ of S. F. Brady, undertaker, with whom he was identified for eight years. He was later with the company of Martin Beretensik and in 1918 established his present business at 422 Broad Street.

During the World War Mr. Moskal was inducted into service and was stationed at Camp Wadsworth, S. C.

On June 12, 1918, Mr. Moskal was married to Miss Anna Stefanak, who was born at Midland, Pa., July 29, 1895. They have four children: John, Jr., Anna, William and Edward.

Politically Mr. Moskal is a Democrat, and he holds membership in the Catholic Church and Knights of St. John.


From:
History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis, 1926

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