Mike Petska

Mike Petska came to the United States, from old Bohemia in about 1875 and found work in a Marble Factory in Chicago, Illinois.

In Chicago, he met Miss Kathryn Zindell, who had also come to Chicago, to be with an older sister. Though they both came from the same town they were not … > More >

Bird Helton

Mr. Bird Helton came as a small boy with his family from Kentucky in a covered wagon pulled by oxen. The family located in Macon County until 1907 and then moved to Marceline. He was employed by the coal mines for over fifty years. He married Annie Love who had moved to Marceline from Pennsylvania … > More >