which child is your ancestor? Hubby's grandmother was Anna, married to John Erbert.
Michael: They farmed near Ellis, but only lived on the farm for a couple of years before they moved into town.My notes:
Arrived on the ship "Munchen", June 22, 1998, to the port of Baltimore.
"Michael Gashler was born on July 28, 1862 at Fuerstenthal, Bukovina, Austria. He was baptized and educated within the Roman Catholic Church of the village, and to the hour of his death remained a devout and steadfast member of the faith. During his early manhood he attained high skill as saw-master in the lumber camps of the famous Bohemian forests. It was during this period of his industrious life that he was united in marriage to Barbara Muehlbaur on Sept. 25, 1887. Several children had been born to this union by the time the family emigrated to America in...1898. Upon their arrival they settled on a farm 12 miles northwest of Ellis (Kansas) but after two years they decided to move closer to town, to a farm six miles northwest of Ellis, now occupied by John Gashler. After sharing the many trial and hardships of the early settlers, Mr. and Mrs. Gashler retired from the farm in...1919 and took up residence in their present home on Madison St., Ellis. Two highlights in the life of this active, old couple proved to be a trip back to their homeland of Austria in ....1929 upon which they were accompanied by their son Ambrose and, later, their Golden Wedding anniversary which they were blessed to enjoy in...1937, in apparent good health. After a brief period of illness, this long, full and busy life of Michael Gashler came to a peaceful close on Wed. may 24th at 2:00 P.M. He had attained the age of 81 years, 9 months and 16 days. He leaves to mourn his wife and nine children: Mrs.Minnie Landauer of Forest Grove, Oregan; Anton of Denver; Anna, Mrs John Erbert of Ellis; John N. of the home place; Agatha, Mrs. Joe Weber of Ellis; Mary, Mrs. Ed Gasenwentner of Ellis; Francis of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Ambrose of the home. Two children, Elizabeth and Rudolph preceded him in death.....59 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren...Solemn Requiem was held...Sat., May 27...burial in St. Mary's Cemetery."
From letter received on January 2002 from Marianne Gaschler:
"in 1803 two Gaschlers went to Bukovina , one stayed in Karlsberg, the other went to Furstental. those recorded all came from Frustenthal. My husband's family settled later from Carlsberg to Radanz and stayed there until they had to move on Hitler's orders....John Gaschler and Anna Artmann came to Furstenthal from Bohemia...He was a farmer, woodcutter and butcher."
I am looking for family pictures and stories of the family. Do you have any?