INTRO-researching STERN family from Monchengladbach, Germany and BLASCHKE family from Wroclaw, Poland (Breslau, Germany.) #germany

Rebecca Stern <rsternlmt@...>

Hello GerSig,

I have just recently joined the group and have been doing genealogy
research for only 2 or 3 months. Clearly, I consider myself to be an
absolute beginner in doing any type of genealogy research. Currently,
I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, but this is only temporary. Most
of my family lives in Boise, Idaho, and my husband and I will be
returning to some place in the US in the next few months. My native
language is English, and though I am not fluent in any other language,
I can pick out bits and pieces of French and Italian. I consider
myself an intermediate computer and internet user.

I have begun researching several branches of family, both >from my
father's and mother's sides. The branches applicable to this group
(and that I have entered in the JGFF) are:

STERN- Monchengladbach, Germany, moved to Breslau, Germany (Wroclaw,
Poland) in the early 1900's. Otto Stern joined his father-in-law
(Martin Blaschke) in some form of "credit investigation business." To
our knowledge, any family Otto had in Monchengladbach stayed there
when he moved to Breslau.

BLASCHKE- Breslau, Germany (Wroclaw, Poland)

Thus far, I know the birth and death dates of my grandfather, Frans
Martin STERN (born 1906 in Breslau/Wroclaw, died Dec. 1968 in
Rochester, NY) and that he, my grandmother (Dora Tchenio) and my
father (Daniel Stern) came to Rochester, NY in 1949 after spending the
War in Locarno, Switzerland.

We also know the birth dates of Frans' parents, Otto STERN (born Sept
4, 1876 in Monchengladbach) and Irma Salomon BLASCHKE (born Feb. 9,
1885 in Breslau.) They were married March 26, 1905 in Breslau. Their
last known address and contact was out of a letter >from Breslau in
April, 1942. I have not thus far found evidence of where they were
sent when the remaining Jews of Breslau were sent to the concentration camps.

The only other information I have found about the family is the names
of Irma BLASCHKE's parents...Martin Blaschke and Valeria FRIEDLAENDER.

My primary research goals now are to find family history for the
Stern/Blaschke families before the Holocaust and perhaps to learn
where Otto and Irma Stern were sent after April 1942.

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 625242.
Thank you so much, and I look forward to participation in this group!

Sincerely, Rebecca Stern rsternlmt@...

Moderator note: Welcome to GerSIG and thank you very much for this
great introduction!

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