re Joseph Mikeska story and the reason we should save junk
- As many of you know I am a packrat. I had visited the SPJST library only
once but I had picked up things here and there. We ate at a restaurant
in West,Tx because my mom said some of our family ended up there. I was
just snooping around town when I saw they were selling the newspapers
100 edition. I bought it and put it up since there were no names I knew.
Since I have been on this group I have learned many more names. I
basically scanned it the other day to see if anything jumped out and lo
and behold did it. I will try and put more things out as I am able so
just hold on to your horses.
Now let's talk about this story.......I was amazed how much immigrants
story's are the same regardless as to where they came from. The
Pereira's, Bokemeyers and Ollres came from France and Germany but they
left their countries due to political unrest and possibilities of war.
They ended up in Louisiana, and went through wars there, so they moved
to Texas to avoid the Civil War and ended up right in the middle of the
wars going on here.
The Mikeskas go to Kansas and end up in a drought so they head back to
Texas, stop to have a child in Indian Territory (How Scary) and end up
in Texas again. I loved the part about Grma wielding her shotgun. I can
visualize it. Having to bury your gold coins but having the smarts to
drive the wagon wheel over it so you know where to dig later. I would
forget where I buried it and then we would be up an unsanitary tributary
without sufficient means of locumotion. These people went through hell
for a better life and I am glad that they did otherwise we would not be
"John L. Mikeska" wrote:
> Lois, Thanks for the article. Very interesting reading. Noticed a[www.debticated.com]
> Mkeska marrying a Mikeska in the article, like my paternal
> grandparents. Robert R Mikeska, who wrote the story, was one of my
> fathers pall bearers. The two were playmates in early years, Robert
> told me. Robert came to visit me almost every day when I was with my
> father at the hospital 10 days until he passed away. Robert is now
> gone, but a very nice man.Sir John
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Lois Petter Pereira
Researching Ahlhorn, Bokemeyer, Brdusik, Bruntrig, Cordes, Filges,
Francis, Garney, Gebauer, Hadac, Hadash, Halla, Hauser, Hoelschel,
Kaskie, Maciejewski, Manak, Nauger, Ollre, Orsag, Orsak, Otjen, Papiz,
Pavlik, Pereira, Petter, Polasek, Pratka, Psencik, Rada, Rohan,
Sablatura, Schaub, Schroeder, Slovack, Susil, Tiemann, Urban, Weiser.
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