Mary Katherine Gerovac

2 January 1921–26 April 2010 (Age 89)
Ironwood, Gogebic, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mary Katherine

When Mary Katherine Gerovac was born on 2 January 1921, in Ironwood, Gogebic, Michigan, United States, her father, Nikola Gerovac, was 40 and her mother, Marija Pavlak, was 32. She married Joseph Osterman on 15 June 1946, in Ironwood, Gogebic, Michigan, United States. She lived in Erwin Township, Gogebic, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 26 April 2010, in Mission Viejo, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Osterman
Mary Katherine Gerovac
Marriage: 15 June 1946

Spouse and Children

15 June 1946
Ironwood, Gogebic, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings



    John Gerovac


    Joseph A Gerovac




    Nick Marco Gerovac


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 13

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 24

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

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Sources (2)

  • Mary Gerovac in household of Nick Gerovac, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Gerovac in household of Nick Gerovac, "United States Census, 1930"

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