I is for Immigrant #AtoZChallenge

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I is for immigrant.

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Frank J. Blecha and Mary Wenzel Blecha, Most Recent Immigrant Ancestors

Our most recent immigrant ancestors were David’s 2nd great-grandparents, Franz “Frank” J. Blecha (1851-1945) and his wife Mary Wenzel Blecha (1854-1929).  They came to the United States from the area known as Bohemia, Austria.  I do not know their date of arrival in this country, but they were both here by 1873, as that is the year they were married in Seneca, Nemaha, Kansas.

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Louisa Blecha Bushnell, 1st Generation American

Their fifth child, Louisa Blecha, was born in Oak Valley, Elk, Kansas, on 19 August 1879, making her a first generation American.  Grandma Louisa married Howard Aaron Bushnell on 23 December 1896 in Kansas. She is David’s great-grandmother through his mother’s mother Mary Bushnell Roberts.

Who is your most recent immigrant ancestor or first generation American (or whatever country your family is from)?

 

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About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native now living on the Texas Gulf Coast. I have been married to David for just over 32 years. We have 4 surviving adult children and two children-in-law. At this point in our lives, we are adjusting to an empty nest. I enjoy reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, and much, much more.
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7 Responses to I is for Immigrant #AtoZChallenge

  1. David E. McClendon Sr. says:

    Great post. I love you baby. Zing! Zing!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. eschudel says:

    I believe it was my great-grandfather on my father’s father’s side. He came over from Switzerland as a boy in the late 1800s. I can’t remember off-hand where in Switzerland he was from, but my dad and my aunts know.

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