Starting Sept. 5, 2014, will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Regional: U.S. States: Pennsylvania: Wayne County

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

New book just released on Wayne county immigrants
Posted by: Louis Seelig (ID *****7474) Date: August 09, 2003 at 07:06:28
  of 505

"Need to Succeed" is a powerful historical epic and is an intensely personal portrait and accurate account of four humble families leaving their homelands of Germany, France and Ireland where they were impoverished or under threats. They immigrated to America at the end of the 19th century under the worst circumstances driven by determination and courage to succeed and start a better life. Ultimately they settled into Honesdale. These are gripping stories about how they overcame many adversities to fulfill their American dream only to be thwarted by natural, personal and economic disasters. Book is available at

"Need to Succeed" is about the enduring and strongly held ideals that Lou Seelig, a Honesdale native, learned from his ancestors and how their example enabled him to succeed. Told with humility and grace, it is a story of how the oldest son of nine children overcame a below average start at school to reach the threshold of almost certain fame based on the ideals of determination and courage passed from descendent to descendent. However, he turned down this opportunity. They also taught him how to love—and this is the ultimate success. It is a story to inspire and instruct, one that shows what parents give to their children, and what, ultimately, endures.

Notify Administrator about this message?
No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network