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  • Kotrla RJ (Richard)
    Jun 12, 2000
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      RE: [TexasCzechs] Is anyone out there?

      This is true, Gerri.

      I know my great-grandfather on my mother's side came over at the age of 28, worked for a few years and the rest of the family followed.  On my father's side, my grandfather came over, and a few years later his grandmother came over, and she was quite up in years.  But she wanted to spend the last of years with her family in America.

        From:  G. Martisek [SMTP:gmartisek@...]
        Sent:  Sunday, June 11, 2000 3:39 PM
        To:  texasczechs@egroups.com
        Subject:  Re: [TexasCzechs] Is anyone out there?

        Those are really great questions and I, also,  would like to have
        answers to them.

         I have heard that frequently when families or individuals came over,
        they came because other members of their family were already here and
        had sent message back home of how much some of the areas reminded them
        of Moravia, etc.

        Gilbert Bohuslav wrote:

        > One of the things that has always had my interest is "traveling by
        > ship" to America.  My relatives came from Bremen, Germany.
        > Information like:
        >     1) How did they get from Moravia to Bremen?
        >     2) How did they make those arrangements?
        >     3) What procedure did they have to go through to get permission to
        >         come to America?
        >     4) How long did it take and what was the ship/travel like?
        >     5) When they arrived at their port, how did they get from there to
        > where
        >         they were going?  In fact, how did they know where they were
        > going?
        > These are questions that intrigue me and I would love to see someone
        > discuss these in greater detail.
        > Gilbert Bohuslav
        > Susan Rektorik Henley wrote:
        >> <Each day when I return home from the office, I can't wait to get to
        >> the email and see what's there.> Gerri, I was glad to hear that you
        >> are still interested in the list! Richard, now that you are back,
        >> perhaps, we can figure out a little more closely what people want to
        >> read.  I know we can cover a wide variety of topics and cover a
        >> broad span of interests; however, when I am almost the only one
        >> sending mail...my stories...one begins to wonder what folks really
        >> want to hear. For instance, Rick Garza and I held a extended
        >> discussion on the settlement patterns of the Texas Czechs (including
        >> the role of pro- and anti-sesession counties), and the importance of
        >> the blackland prairies (including a second migration).  At the time
        >> we were doing this, I thought, "Boy, would l like to hear other
        >> views and information on this.  I'd like to share it with the list"
        >> However, since there has been so little traffic, the discussion
        >> stayed between Richard and myself. Another thing which I did think
        >> about, should this type of discussion go to the list, is ensuring
        >> that proper credit to the sources used to support the positions.
        >> Authors always are due and deserve recognition. Anyway...in the end,
        >> I figured this discussion would just send people off yawning. It
        >> would help to know what people are interested in.  I really don't
        >> wish to torture or at least bore folks. Susan Rektorik Henley
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