Sunday, May 31, 2015

World War II Philippines

Felix Herrman 1946

    I'm honored to post my Uncle Felix Herrman's manuscript from 1975 on a page dedicated to his work. He notes his manuscript as, "An unaltered eyewitness account of one of many similar battles fought in the Second World War. This one in the Philippines, on the island of Luzon, in 1945." For his service he receive the Bronze Medal and other awards. The manuscript is posted in full as he wrote it with the exception of added some titles and pictures for reference. Please click for more.

Friday, May 15, 2015

New Page for Weber Family Stories

Frank and Elizabeth Weber
    Frank and Elizabeth Weber were my Great Grandparents on my mothers side, they came to the United States at age 16 and 14 on the same ship. It seemed they bonded a relationship on that journey that lead to marriage 9 years later and a very full and bountiful life. Their story and other Weber family stories will be presented on the Weber Family Story page. Please check it out.  

Monday, May 4, 2015

Immigration to the United States

SS Frisia

    Immigration to the United States for the Volga German families was a very difficult time. Please check out the link to a page dedicated to the time frame when the Basgall family immigrated to the states. For the Basgall's it was the families of 3 brothers that made the trip. However, two of the brothers had passed away in Russia before the families were underway. The family leadership would have came from the remaining brother John Basgall. Well; that's all I'm going to give you for now, so click this link to check it out, Immigration to the United States.