Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The yellow house - a nice memories of my ancestors...

10th December 2014

It is almost end of the year and as I am getting older I often think about my ancestors who emigrated and lived in America and in Europe. I definitely know their lives and times when they had lived were not easy here the WWI and WWII. I can't imagine how their lifestyles looked like. My great grandparents weren't well-off so they had to emigrate to earn some money to survive. For centuries they lived in the south- east of country the region which was and it is now the poorest and underdeveloped. My grandparents were born in 1900 and 1902 so they were after 70 when the youngest granddaughter ( me) was born. My great grandparents were born in 19th century it is a long history..
My ancestors from paternal and maternal side lived in small villages and some of them had very small farm - a cow, hens, pigs later a horse and several children - so how to survive? Was it question.? Long journey to dream land - USA. 

During summer holidays I visited the small village where my great grandparents lived and had started their overseas journeys. One of my ancestors Michael Masztal ( my great grandparent) is a very interesting character. He had travelled to US three times and came back to homeland.. 
On the way to the nest of my ancestors last summer  August



 Many years ago in this site was  my ancestors' house. My ancestors sold this place in 1970s.. 
The new owners are very friendly so I could take some photos..


One of the apple trees was planted by my ancestors still exists...


And the storks.........
Tomorrow be continue..

17 comments:

  1. That is nice you can take a photo of the house. Family tree is interesting for me, and I know you are searching to know more about yours.
    My ancestors came as free settlers from Ireland mostly, some from England in the 1800's.

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    1. I am glad ,too. It was a fascinating journey to the past

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  2. Enjoyed learning about your family's fascinating history and seeing the photos!

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  3. nice to see where your family lived.

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  4. So nice to reminisce and walk where ancestors walked. We did that in Germany and Denmark several years ago, and it was awesome.

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  5. I visited the farm in Sweden where one of my grandfathers was from and cousins still live there. It was wonderful to see.

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  6. How brave those ancestors were, to make those long and perilous journeys in the ships of those days. It's nice the house still stands and you could photograph it. I was surprised at how steep the pitch of the roof is.

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    1. Yes you are right. At those times the journey from Poland to US took 6 weeks. The roof is steep to avoiding damage by snow..

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  7. Such an interesting history. The house looks quite substantial.

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  8. Magical. This makes me think of an American film called "Trip to Bountiful."

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    1. Mitchell, I am going to watch this film...

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  9. Such a rich history your country and family offer. Nice to see part of your family (apple tree) still there and a part of community.

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