Mary (Goldschnikl) Toth (1880 - 1961)

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Mary (Goldschnikl) Toth
1880 - 1961
Born
October 29, 1880
Nagybörzsöny, Szobi County, Pest County Hungary
Death
May 4, 1961
Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota United States 56601
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Mary (Goldschnikl) Toth was born on October 29, 1880 in Nagybörzsöny, Pest County Hungary. She was born into the Goldschnikl family and married into the Toth family. She was born to Janos Goldschnikl and Roselle Catherine Gehmacher Goldschnikl, with siblings Gustave, Carl, Madia, and John. According to her family tree, Mary was mother to 4 children. She married Adam Toth, and they gave birth to Stephen Toth, John Toth, Adam Toth Jr., and Mary (Toth) Gromak. She would also marry Harkas Ferencz. Mary died on May 4, 1961 in Bemidji, Minnesota at 80 years old.
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Mary (Goldschnikl) Toth
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Mary Toth was born on in Nagybörzsöny, Szobi County, Pest County Hungary
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Mary Toth died on in Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota United States 56601
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Mary Toth was born on in Nagybörzsöny, Szobi County, Pest County Hungary
Mary Toth died on in Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota United States 56601
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in Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota United States 56601
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Born Maria Goldschinkl October 29, 1880 in Nagyborzsony, Hungary of Janos Goldschinkl and Roselle Katherine Gehmaker Goldschnikl. Married Harkas Frenencz June, 1, 1903 in Budapest. Arrived in NY,NY, USE in 1905. Worked as housekeeper. Was deported 1909. Met Adam Toth on ship to Vukolovar, Yugoslavia. Returned to US in 1911. Married Adam Toth on Sept. 2, 1911. Lived on house on Loomis St., Chicago, IL. Had son John 1916, daughter Mary, 1920, son Adam, Jr. 1922, and son Stephen 1923. Adam retired as foundry foreman in 12951 and followed sone Stephen to Bemidji, MN. Purchased resort from son Adam Jr, wife Lucy and sons William and Richard Toth on Little Turtle Lake, 11 miles north of Bemidji, MN. Stephen and bride Elizabeth Kreydich had one son Stephen Jr. and a daughter Joye. Mary married Ted Gromak in 1941 and had a sone Ronald, a daughter Andrea and another son John. Their son John married in 1930 tp Marion Kueche. He took his life on March 7, 1958. Mary Goldschnickle died May 4, 1961 on the campus of Bemidji State College going to see a concert. Adam married Elizabeth Foris on Oct. 30, 1961, she had 5 children and had been a widow for 40 years. Elizabeth died Feb. 14, 1984. Adam died June 26, 1989. Adam is flanked by his wived at the Greenwood cemetery. Adam Jr. died in 1978 in Colorado Springs, CO. Stephen died Sept. 7, 2007 in Davenport, IA. Mary died December 22, 2013 in Santa Maria, CA.

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In 1880, in the year that Mary (Goldschnikl) Toth was born, on February 4th, five members of one family in Ontario, Canada were killed and their farm was burned by a mob. Called the Black Donnelly Massacre, the Irish family had been feuding with other citizens of the town. No one was ever convicted.

In 1899, she was 19 years old when on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1934, she was 54 years old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1953, Mary was 73 years old when on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1961, in the year of Mary (Goldschnikl) Toth's passing, on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

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