Typewriter

The first typewriter that I ever used was the heavy gray one that sat in Grandma and Grandpa Cousin’s dining room.  It sat on Grandpa’s desk, which was squeezed in along a wall.  There was just enough room between the table and the desk that Grandpa’s chair could be rotated between the table to theContinue reading “Typewriter”

Thomas Jankus: Tracing the Mysterious Story of the Yench Family

Since I last wrote about my maternal grandmother’s family,  I have a few answers, a few new ideas, and even more questions.  Here’s some updates on the Yench family, who I’m sure had a history prior to showing up in Oklahoma! To begin with, I’ve started referring to my grandma Nell’s father as Thomas Jankus / Yench,Continue reading “Thomas Jankus: Tracing the Mysterious Story of the Yench Family”

Ketzelsdorf and Schönhengstgau updates

Although I declared my intent to turn my family history attention to my Grandmother’s story, I have to  share a few updates regarding our family homeland in Ketzelsdorf / Koclířov before I do so. Since receiving a letter from Pepi, our friend in Koclířov, in the fall, a few interesting things have transpired.  And allContinue reading “Ketzelsdorf and Schönhengstgau updates”