John Ján Svrcek

22 October 1886–September 1969 (Age 82)
Dolina, Sokolov, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia

The Life of John Ján

John Ján Svrcek was born on 22 October 1886, in Dolina, Sokolov, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia as the son of Ján Svrcek and Kristina Junas. He married Susanna Hiza on 10 October 1915, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States. He died in September 1969, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States, at the age of 82.

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John Ján Svrcek
Susanna Hiza
Marriage: 10 October 1915

Spouse and Children


    Susanna Hiza


10 October 1915
New York City, New York County, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Ján Svrcek


    Kristina Junas




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 4

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 22

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Svrček): from an old variant spelling of cvrček ‘cricket’, used as a nickname for a small, chirpy person.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • Ján Svrcek, "Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1935"
  • John Svriek, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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