Their journey

This is the ship’s manifest where I found small details of my grandmother’s journey from Europe to North America in 1913. Her name, her first husband Joseph Yopek, and 4 of their children, the ones born in Horni Lomna. (5 more were born in Canada, with one, Myrtle, dying in infancy. My grandmother had two more children with her second husband, my grandfather John Kishkan; one, Julia, died in infancy, and the second was my father…) I see that they are listed as Poles — I know that my grandmother’s husband was, but she was described in all her papers as Czech. So much to find out, so much to decipher…

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~ by theresakishkan on July 7, 2012.

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