Saturday, January 9, 2010

Old Family Pictures / Alte Familienbilder


I am not the first person in my family who immigrated to the US. My greatgrandfather Ludwig Seckler and his wife Christine had 18 children together. Too many mouths to feed or too many girls to marry off and doweries to pay for. So in 1910 three of my grandfather's sisters where put on a boat in Hamburg and shipped off to America. America - the land of opportunity!

Recently a cousin contacted me through facebook and sent me some pictures of my great aunts. I never got to meet them, but I am ever so grateful that my cousin contacted me, and we can do some catching up...

My immigration story began in 1991 when I met my husband. It is so much fun to take that trip down memory lane and wonder about the problems my great aunts ran into. I am sure they missed family and German food just as much as I do 100 years later. =)

3 comments:

Vilt à la Kim said...

18 kids!!! Wouw. Funny how history sometimes repeats, hihihi
Nice post thanks for sharing!

RalphHidalg said...

Every dog has his day. ....................................................

nomadcraftsetc said...

What a fun post! I love that picture!