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Re: Nicholas Willems, born 7/26/1850
Posted by: Pat Regal Date: August 20, 2001 at 15:15:07
In Reply to: Nicholas Willems, born 7/26/1850 by Linda of 35

Linda,
Nicholas Willems and Anna Marie Schmidt
are my great-grandparents. He was born 7-26-1850 and died 1-19-1928. She was born
9-18-1851 and died 4-8-1916. I have photos
of them in front of their Wisc,farmhouse with their children.It is a very moving story
of how Nicholas decided to leave Germany -
in the middle of the night carrying what they
could. They went to America and hoped to
meet their two oldest sons who left separately (to avoid the mandatory military
service required of German youths). They were
to meet at some relatives in Wisc. The family
arrived first. Frank and Nick took a lot
longer to work on ships all the way around
the world until they reached Canada and
jumped ship and met the family in Wisc.
Please contact me at regal@skypoint.com.
Pat


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