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Mike Bracken, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 22, 1886, Austria
Death: Sep., 1935
Homer City
Indiana County
Pennsylvania, USA

Mike Brehun, Sr. became Mike Bracken, Sr. after moving to the USA.

Was a blacksmith in Europe and in PA- "made my Mother's wedding ring" from Katherine Bracken Sipos

1920 US Census- Fourteenth Census of The United States

Home in 1920: Roberts Addition, Homer City, Center Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania
Name: Mike Backin [Mike Brekin]
Age: 35 years
Estimated Birth: about 1885
Birthplace: Russia; Poland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Mary
Father's Birth Place: Russia; Poland
Mother's Birth Place: Russia; Poland
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Year of Immigration: 1910
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Occupation: Blacksmith working for a Coal Mine
Household Members: Age:
Mike Backin 35
Mary Backin 30
Mike Backin 9
Annie Backin 7
Mary Backin 5
Katherine Backin 2
Helen Backin 0 (means less than a year)

1930 US Census- not located to date, 5 March 2010

Note: according to Katherine Sipos, the family name has been changed many times. In Austria the family name was Brehun and eventually officially became Bracken in the US. Other name changes were Brehun, Brekin and Backin.

Note: according to Katherine Sipos, the family immigrated to the US from Austria. Sometimes the area was called Russia; Poland also the Ukraine and Galicia, Ukraine. Many times the boarders changed due to wars. This area is also known as Central Europe and now, Poland appears to be in this area.

Mike and Mary were married in Austria and then he traveled to the US first. Mary followed during the same year, 1910, according to the 1920 US Census.

Michael Brehun
Anna Buchok Brehun


Spouse: Mary Cutler (in Austria was Kotliar)

Children were:
Mike Jr.

Family links: 
  Mary Cutler Bracken (1890 - 1970)
  Mike Bracken (1911 - 1935)*
  Mary Bracken Stutsko (1915 - 2005)*
  Katherine Bracken Sipos (1917 - 2011)*
  John Bracken (1922 - 2006)*
  Dorothy Bracken Lovisa (1926 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Bernards Cemetery
Indiana County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Pardee
Record added: Nov 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61603569
Mike Bracken, Sr
Added by: Pardee
Mike Bracken, Sr
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Mike Bracken, Sr
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Rest in Peace-
 Added: Apr. 15, 2011

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