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St. Mary's Church, McKees Rocks, PA

St. Mary's Church, McKees Rocks, PA

Early 1900s. Photo from a old postcard.


Rev Alexander Pyk

The Rev Alexander Pyk is my sister-in-laws grandfather. I am working on Ancestry trying to find a picture. He died in 1938 and is buried in a Catholic-German Cemetery according to his death certificate. I would think he is also buried with his daughter Nettie who died from an accident when she was 12 years old about 1926. His wife Helen returned to the Ukraine and only his daughter Irene was able to return with help from the US Embassy. Any information is appreciated.


Across the street from the Jenny Lee Bakery in McKees Rocks, are some church bells or school bells. I would like to buy them. Can you suggest a contact?

St. Mary Church, McKees Rocks, PA

I am the grand nephew of Father Adam F. Tonner, the priest at St. Mary's at the time of planning and construction of St. Mary Church at McKees Rocks. I have a copy of the dedication photo of the church that has a message from the pope at the time.

I am interested in and will pay for copies of any old photos of the church, especially the interior. Do you have any suggestions.
I have a stained glass window with Father Tonner's name on it from St. Mary of the Assumption church at Glenshaw, PA, however, I cannot help you locate any bells.

Fr. Adam Tonner

I have a photo of Fr. Tonner at O.C. Henry Studios in Pitts, PA.

Message me if interested.


Hi, I am Anton from Germany. Therefor, may English is not good. The maidenname of my mother was Tonner. My grath-grandfahter was born in Föhren, Germany. The same place as the fahter of Adam Tonner, Clemens Tonner was born.
I am interested in all infomartion about the Tonner-Family.

Many greetings from Old Germany.


St. Mary's

William P. Ginther, who was the architect for St. Mary's, McKees Rocks, also designed my home church, St. Mary's in Cortland, New York. I would love to chat more with you about the subject. I'm an organist in Pittsburgh....

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