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Joseph Albert Pung (1889 - 1964)

Joseph Albert (Joe) Pung
Born in Dorchester, Clark, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 9 Jun 1912 (to 1 Dec 1964) in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United Statesmap
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Died at age 75 in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United Statesmap
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Joe Pung has German Roots.
Joe Pung is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Navy 1906-1914 attaining Third Class Petty Officer

Contents

Biography

Birth

Joseph Albert Pung was born on 23 July 1889 in Dorchester, Clark, Wisconsin, the sixth of seven children born to German-American Nicholas Pung and German-Bohemian immigrant Anna Keigel.[1][2] They lived around Holton and Dorchester for at most a couple years, and then migrated back south to Milwaukee. He was raised primarily in the 5th Ward of Milwaukee, and his father worked as a day laborer.[3]

Life

Joseph worked as a laborer[4] until he joined the US Navy in August 1906, and was a sailor on the U.S.S. Connecticut at the 1910 census.[5] He worked his way up to the rank of Third Class Petty Officer by the time that he was honorably discharged by the Navy on 14 August 1914.[6][7]

While he was still in the Navy, he married Margaret E Kroeckel of Irondequoit on 9 June 1912 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Rochester, less than two months after their first child, Violet Marion, was born.[8] They also had a son, Robert E, born in 1915 who died only a couple months after he was born.

The family lived at 104 Commercial St. in the High Falls district where Joseph was working as a conductor[9][10] before moving to Schanck Ave in late-1918, just outside of the Beechwood neighborhood.[11] During this time, Joseph worked as a polisher/buffer for Todd Protectograph, Co, for whom he worked for several years.[6][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19]

After leaving Todd Protectograph, Joseph worked as a plumber for a few years, although the 1930 census lists him as unemployed.[20][21][22][23] He then spent a couple years working as a laborer at a federal building (possibly the Post Office), and then briefly as a custodian.[24][25][26][27]

His daughter, Violet, had five children with Lee Morrison of Plankinton, South Dakota, but perished two days after giving birth to their last child. Joseph and Margaret raised their five grandchildren from then on after Leland was arrested and sentenced to three-to-six years at Attica State Prison. In order to support the five new additions to the household, Joseph worked as a fireman and then as a watchman at the U.S. Post Office on Cumberland St in the Upper Falls neighborhood.[28][29][30][31][32][33] During his time with the U.S. Postal Service, Joseph was a union member of Rochester Lodge 162, American Federation of Government Employees.[34]

Joseph retired sometime between 1944 and 1950. He and Margaret lived for the rest of their lives at their home on Schanck Ave.[35][36][37][38]

Death

Joseph passed away on 1 December 1964 at his home in Rochester at the age of 75 and was buried three days later in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester.[39][40][41][42]

Obituary

Joseph A. Pung, aged 75 years, of 28 Schank Ave., Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1964. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Pung; five grandchildren, Leon J. Morrison of Hilton, Gerald G. Morrison of Bristol, Mrs. Alfred (Florence) Musgrove of Ionia, Mrs. Daniel (Janet) Reynolds of Spencerport, and Mrs. George (Dolly) Straight of Rochester; 14-great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Pung and a sister, Mrs. Anna Stech, both of Milwaukee, Wis.; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2-5, 7-9 at the Mattle Funeral Home, 853 Culver Rd. Prayers Friday morning at 8:30 at the pariors followed by a Requiem Mass at 9:00 o'clock at St. John the Evangelist Church, Humboldt St.[40]

Sources

  1. Joseph Albert Pung in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Ancestry.com.
  2. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch, Joseph Pung in household of Nicholas Pung, Milwaukee city Ward 5, Precinct 6, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 37, sheet 11B, family 272, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,801.
  3. "Wisconsin State Census, 1905," database with images, FamilySearch, Joseph Pung in household of Nis Pung, Milwaukee city, ward 05, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; citing p. , line 39, State Historical Society, Madison; FHL microfilm 1,020,992.
  4. Joseph Pung in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1906.
  5. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch, Joseph A Pung, USS Connecticut, US Navy, Military and Naval Forces, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 18, sheet 5A, family , NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1784; FHL microfilm 1,375,797.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch, Joseph Albert Pung, 1917-1918; citing Rochester City no 7, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,818,810.
  7. "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940," database, FamilySearch, Joseph Albert Pung, Aug 1914; citing Military Service, NARA microfilm publication 76193916 (St. Louis: National Archives and Records Administration, 1985), various roll numbers.
  8. "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936," database with images, FamilySearch, Joseph L. Pung and Margaret E. Kroeckel, 09 Jun 1912, Monroe, New York, United States; citing ref. ID , county clerk offices from various counties, New York; FHL microfilm 831,341.
  9. Joseph A Pung in the New York, U.S., State Census, 1915. Ancestry.com. New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1915; Election District: 01; Assembly District: 04; City: Rochester Ward 02; County: Monroe; Page: 28.
  10. Joseph A Pung in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Rochester, New York, City Directory, 1915.
  11. "TRANSFERS OF REAL ESTATE," Carrie Winkler to Joseph Pung and wife, property in Schank avenue: $1. Newspapers.com, The Democrat and Chronicle [Rochester, New York], 16 November 1918, pg. 21.
  12. Joseph A Pung in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Rochester, New York, City Directory, 1917.
  13. Joseph A Pung in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Rochester, New York, City Directory, 1918.
  14. Joseph A Pung in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Rochester, New York, City Directory, 1919.
  15. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch, Joseph Pung, Rochester Ward 18, Monroe, New York, United States; citing ED 209, sheet 9A, line 35, family 209, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1124; FHL microfilm 1,821,124.
  16. Joseph A Pung in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Rochester, New York, City Directory, 1921.
  17. Joseph A Pung in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Rochester, New York, City Directory, 1924.
  18. Joseph Pung in the New York, U.S., State Census, 1925. Ancestry.com. New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1925; Election District: 21; Assembly District: 01; City: Rochester Ward 18; County: Monroe; Page: 22.
  19. Joseph A Pung in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Rochester, New York, City Directory, 1926.
  20. Joseph A Pung in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Rochester, New York, City Directory, 1929.
  21. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch, Joseph Pung, Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 147, sheet 29B, line 83, family 644, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1453; FHL microfilm 2,341,188.
  22. Joseph A Pung in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Rochester, New York, City Directory, 1930.
  23. Joseph A Pung in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Rochester, New York, City Directory, 1931.
  24. Joseph A Pung in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Rochester, New York, City Directory, 1933.
  25. Joseph A Pung in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Rochester, New York, City Directory, 1934.
  26. Joseph A Pung in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Rochester, New York, City Directory, 1935.
  27. Joseph A Pung in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Rochester, City Directory, 1938.
  28. Joseph A Pung in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Rochester, New York, City Directory, 1939.
  29. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch, Joseph Pung, Ward 18, Rochester, Rochester City, Monroe, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 65-270B, sheet 5B, line 66, family 105, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2849.
  30. Joseph A Pung in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Rochester, New York, City Directory, 1941.
  31. Joseph Albert Pung in the U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. Ancestry.com. The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (Fourth Registration) for the State of New York; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System; Record Group Number: 147; Box or Roll Number: 493.
  32. Joseph A Pung in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Rochester, New York, City Directory, 1943.
  33. Joseph A Pung in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Rochester, New York, City Directory, 1944.
  34. "U.S. Employe Group Will Meet Tomorrow," applications [for membership] may be obtained from Joseph A. Pung. Newspapers.com, The Democrat and Chronicle [Rochester, New York], 14 February 1935, pg. 24.
  35. "United States 1950 Census", database, FamilySearch, Entry for Joseph Pung and Margaret Pung, Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States, 3 April 1950.
  36. Joseph A Pung in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Rochester, New York, City Directory, 1951.
  37. Joseph A Pung in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Rochester, New York, City Directory, 1957.
  38. Jos A Pung in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Rochester, New York, City Directory, 1959.
  39. Joseph A Pung in the New York State, U.S., Death Index, 1957-1969. Ancestry.com. New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY, USA. New York State Death Index, 1964.
  40. 40.0 40.1 "Deaths - Pung, Joseph A." Newspapers.com, Democrat and Chronicle, vol. 132, 2 December 1964, pg. 9C.
  41. Joseph A Pung in the U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1970. Ancestry.com. National Archives at St. Louis, MO; St. Louis, MO, USA; NAID: NAID 596118; Record Group Number: 92; Record Group Title: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General.
  42. Find A Grave: Memorial #174033461




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