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SVCGR Genealogy Stories
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Life of Walter Emil Flato  Family Story

Walter was born 1916 in Germany. Served in both Romanian and German military during WWII. Immigrated in 1952 to Lodi, CA. 

- by Lilli Henricksen

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Gress Family Story

This year is the 127th anniversary of the odyssey of the Gottlieb Gress family, who boarded a ship for Canada on May 11, 1893, after leaving their German village of Felsenburg (near Landau) in South Russia.

- by Linda Boehm

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Dr. Johann Andreas Eisenbarth Story

Dr. Eisenbarth was a traveling surgeon from Oberviechtach, Bavaria who specialised in cataract, fracture, and calculus operations. Numerous princes and kings bestowed on him privileges and high titles.

- by Cindi Jones

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When I Was a Lad: Effect of the 1862 Homestead Act

My story on the effect of the 1862 Homestead Act through four generations of my Germans from Russia family.

- by Bruce Schweigerdt

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I Owe My LIfe to a Watermelon

Story about my Grandmother growing up in Wyoming, selling watermelons and meeting my Grandfather.

- by Cindi Jones

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The Schooling of a Fourth Generation GR

A wonderful story about the author's father and he pursuing their their educational opportunities during the Depression, WWII, and throughout life.

- by Bruce Schweigerdt

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My German Christmas Memories

These are my fond memories of  growing up in a small town in Kansas and celebrating Christmas traditions with my Volhynia, Russian grandparents.

- by Lee Macklin

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Growing Up in the Good Ole Days

This is the story of my ancestors in the "old country"  (Germany, Russia) and life in the US after they immigrated.

- by Freda Rentz-Frey-Macklin

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I Remember Grandma Frey

Born in 1937, I had the privilege of experiencing many great memories of my Grandma Frey, who was born in Russia.

- by Norma Macklin-Remmert