Thursday, November 10, 2016

Marie Klinger and John Borovicka

In 1870. Marie Meyer is living in Ward 2, subdivision 11 of St Louis. She is working as a seamstress ans Frank (16) and John (14) are working as store clerks. Louis (6) is also listed on this census

After the death of Franz Meyer, Marie Klinger married John Borovicka on June 28, 1873.

 John Borovicka served in the 5th Reg't Infantry, Mo Vols during the Civil War.
He applied for an invalid pension on December 23, 1863.

John Borovicka and Marie had two children:
Edward (1874-19440 and Julia (1876-1909)
Edward married Alice Gorman. Alice died in 1931, then he married Coletta Bauer
Julia (1876-1909) married  Conrade F. Elrick

In 1880, they are listed as:
John Baravouka: 50, born on Bohemia, working as a stone mason
Mary Baravoulka: 44, born on Bohemia
Lewis Baravoulka: 16 (this is Louis Meyer), working as a shipping clerk
Edward Baravoulka: 6, at school
Julia Baravoulka: 4

John Borovicka died on December 12, 1884. He is buried in Zion Lutheran Cemetery. After John Borovicka died, Marie Borovicka applied for a Widow's Pension on January 22, 1890. No information has been found as to why this cemetery. It is quite a distance from their home in the Soulard area. He would have been qualified to be buried in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. The government would have provided a headstone.

In 1887, 1890, 1893, and 1895 she is listed in the city directory as living at 2416 Elliot Ave.

In 1887, she is living with Edward Borovicka.

May 27, 1896 tornado  Photo by Strauss Link

In May of 1896, a strong tornado struck St Louis leaving a number of people dead List.  It was one of several tornadoes, or cyclones hit the Midwest that Spring.  Several people died in the Soulard Market and the damage in the Lafayette Park area was extensive.  One article states that every church in the vicinity was damaged.  The Compton Hill Congregational opened its doors to any congregation that might need a place to have services until their own church could be repaired.

Julia Borovicka (wife of Conrade F. Elrick) died on October 20, 1909, and was buried in New St Marcus Cemetery. 
Marie Borovicka died on November 15, 1910.

Marie Klinger obituary 16 Nov 1910, St Louis DIspatch

See Marie Klinger (July 17, 2013) Link

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