Philip Adolph Berezik Sr.

29 May 1906–6 March 1994 (Age 87)
Thurber, Erath, Texas, United States

The Life of Philip Adolph

When Philip Adolph Berezik Sr. was born on 29 May 1906, in Thurber, Erath, Texas, United States, his father, Stanislaw Berezik, was 42 and his mother, Rozalia Nycz nee (Nicz, Neich, Neiz), was 40. He married Anna Helen Pillar from 9 February 1933 to 2 September 1933, in Jerome, Conemaugh Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 6 March 1994, at the age of 87, and was buried in Port Austin, Huron, Michigan, United States.

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Philip Adolph Berezik Sr.
Anna Pillar
Marriage: 2 September 1933
Maryann Berezik

Spouse and Children

2 September 1933
Jerome, Conemaugh Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States


    Maryann Berezik


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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge

Age 4

The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Age 23

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from any of various villages called Berez(i)no, Berez(i)na, and Bereza, in Belarus and Ukraine, all derived from an Eastern Slavic noun meaning ‘birch tree’.2 Russian: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree, from Russian bereza ‘birch’+ the Russian possessive suffix -in.

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

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