Phillip Gerchman

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Phillip Gerchman

Birthplace: Forest City, Susquehanna, PA, United States
Death: May 01, 2009 (100)
Binghamton, Broome, NY, United States
Place of Burial: Forest City, Susquehanna, PA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Gerchman and Mary Elizabeth Gerchman
Husband of Private
Father of Private; Delores Mary Gerchman; Elizabeth Martha Nadgwick; Mary Ann Gaeds; Mark Paul Gerchman and 4 others
Brother of Joseph Gerchman; Lawrence John Gerchman; Thomas John Gerchman; Gertrud Grace Thomas and Clara Gerchman
Half brother of Anna Swegel; Agnes Lewis and August Carl Smolka

Managed by: Delores Mary Gerchman
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About Phillip Gerchman

Certificate of Bith Filip, born 11:45 PM, 5 March 1909, son of Joseph and Mary Gerchman.

Certificate of Baptism Phillip, born 5 March 1909, Forest City, son of Joseph and Mary Gerchman, baptized March 14, 1909, officiated by Rev. Joseph Tomasic, sponsors John and Anna Gerchman.

Note: Reported by Philip Gerchman By the age of 15, Philip Gerchman was working in the coal mines of Forest City. He was employed by the following coal mine companies: Pennsylvania Coal & Iron Company, also known as Hillside Coal & Iron Company from 1924-1932, Pittson Coal Company from 1932-1938, Delware Hudson Coal Company, also known as Doff Coal Company from 1932-1938, and the Volpe Coal Company from 1932-1942. As a coal miner, he drilled holes and stood up props, blasted out coal, loaded coal onto cars. His salary depended on the tonnages loaded. In ana eight hour day, he loaded between 15 to 20 tons of coal, receiving fifty cents for each ton loaded. His work week was sporadic and unpredictable, hardly ever a forty hour work week.

Coal MIner Registration: Hudson Coal Company: June 16, 1936, Certificate #1705 Philip Gerchman, age 27, single, born 5 March 1909, Forest City, PA, son of Mrs. Mary Gerchman, age 54, born 1882. He had previous experience in or about the mines since 1926, with Pittston Coal Company for nine years, and Hudson Coal Company, Clinton Colliery for three months, since April 1936. Philip Gerchman certify that the above information is correct, if given employment he acknowledge that the Hudson Coal Company, is relying on accurate information furinshed by him and may dispense with his service at any time without prior notice or explanation should said company become satisfied that any one of the facts related are untru

Family Note: After their marriage, Philip and Martha Gerchman resided at 707 Susquehanna St., Forest City, PA. In the early 1940's, they moved in with Martha Gerchman's mother, Mary Divjak Nograsek as she could not longer care for herself. On February 10, 1945, Philip and Martha Gerchman purchased Mary Divjak Nograsek home, at 333 Main St., Browndale, PA, for the sum of ($700) seven hundred dollars. In 1947, Philip Gerchman was employed by International Business Corporation (IBM), Endicott, NY, as a tool maker. Twice a week he would travel back and forth from Endicott, NY to Browndale, PA, a distance of over 60 miles. On July 20, 1948, Philip and Martha Gerchman purchased a home at 90 Bernice St., Johnson City, NY. When Philip and Martha Gerchman relocated, her mother moved in with her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Mikulak, of Browndale, PA.

Binghamton Press:1981 Man wounds hunter: William Russell, 35, of 11 Calgary Lane, Binghamton, NY, was arrested by the State Police of Kirkwood yesterday, and charged with accidentally shooting a fellow hunter in the leg. Russell was charged with second degree assault, a felony, for allegedly shooting Mr Philip Gerchman, 73, of Johnson City, NY, at 9:15 AM, on the Deer Lake Association property of Country Route 315, in the town of Sanford. Police said that Russell thought he saw a deer and fired one shot into the brush with a 30-30 Winchester rifle, striking Philip Gerchman in the lower right leg. Mr. Gerchman underwent surgery yesterday at Our Lady of the Lourdes Hospital and was listed in serious condition last night. Russell was arraigned in the townw of Windsor court and released on the recommendation of the Broome County District Attorney's Office.

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Phillip Gerchman's Timeline

March 5, 1909
Forest City, Susquehanna, PA, United States
March 5, 1909
Saint Joseph's Church, Forest City, Susquehanna, PA, United States
June 24, 1949
Johnson City, Broome, NY, United States