Wedding of John and Maria Moga

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ILASCO, MO - John and Maria (Pucarar) Moga were a Romanian couple. John immigrated in 1903 to work for the Atlas Portland Cement Plant as a dynamite blaster. Maria followed him to Ilasco in 1906. They had four children while living in Ilasco:John, Pete, Saveta and Mary. John was a bilingual man, speaking six different languages, and only left Ilasco briefly in 1918 to serve his adopted country (naturalized in 1913) in World War I. The family was devastated when John, a twenty year veteran of the plant, died on October 12, 1920 as the result of a dynamite explosion.
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