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Xavier John DARGA

A.K.A. - Other Names

Name on Death Certificate: John Darga
Name on son's marriage paper: Xavier Darga
The official Certificate of Live Birth for Leo Darga states his name as Xaver

Vital Statistics

Birth: 17 Sep 1867, Poland (twin to Anna?)
The official Certificate of Live Birth for Leo Darga states Germany as his birthplace.
Death: 15 Nov 1927, St. Claire, Michigan
Cause of Death: Pyloric Ulcers
Buried: 18 Nov 1927, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan


1886, Michigan to Elizabeth Marzejon
Children with Elizabeth: (12 children)
(Leo) Leneward Darga, Joseph Darga, Michael Darga, Clara Darga, John P. Darga, Agnes Darga, Anthony Darga, Frank Darga, Benjamin Darga, Elisabeth Lee Darga, (Snub) Edward Darga and Martha Darga


Immigrated to the United States from Poland in 1881 at age 14.
Xavier was his birth name. John was his christened name.

Family Memories

"Xavier had a twin sister. We are not sure which one, but think it may be Anna. Xavier was a bricklayer by trade and he spoke 6 languages: German, Polish, English, Italian, Yiddish (German/Hebrew), and Kashube. His wife may have understood English, but to the day of her death she never spoke it. She spoke only Kashube, which is a German/Polish mixed dialect. She lived with Martha and Larry Kwasniewski until her death and for several years we saw them almost weekly and every New Year's Eve to celebrate Aunt Martha's birthday." - Trudy Murphey

Sources of Information

Research provided by great great nephew Robert Darge's girlfriend Mary Benson
Memory of great niece Trudy Murphey (Gertrude Darge)
Leo Darga's Wedding Papers provided by granddaughter Terri Smith (Theresa Darge)
1900 U.S. Census (some birth dates are incorrect)
1910, 1920 and 1930 Census
Death Certificate provided by granddaughter Terri Smith (Theresa Darge)
Informant of death on Death Certificate: Louisa Elizabeth Darga (wife)
State of Michigan Certificate of Live Birth for Leo Darga provided by Alan Darge
Elizabeth MARZEJON
The information on this page was compiled by Lindsay and Alan Darge.
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