JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate - inquiry re research uses of medal from Austrian army late 1890s #general

Barrie Karp

I've posted an image of a medal I just discovered a cousin possesses
that belonged to our ancestor (see below) about which I'm requesting
interpretation as to its significance in our ancestry research. It is
on ViewMate at the following address ...

How can this medal help me with my research on my grand uncle Samuel
Leiser Wien and his parents, Yitzchak Wien and (Nettie? Wien) and any
of Samuel's siblings with that mother and father? Samuel's grandson
got this medal >from Samuel who said he got it in the Austrian army and
fled that army because conditions were bad. He had 2 children in
Romania before he and they with wife several months later arrived in
NYC 1900. He arrived Jan. 1900. His spouse and 2 children arrived
summer 1900. My gmother, his sister (or, half-sister), Rebeka/Regina
Wien arrived fall 1900, >from Iasy, Romania, destination: brother
Samuel Wien. I know very little to nothing about their old country
origins. It appears that Samuel Wien was born in Galicia (possibly
Birth 20 Jan 1871 in Stanislawow, L'viv, Ukraine; certainly: Death 10
Sep 1959 in Brooklyn, NY).

Thank you very much. Please answer here to my email or on Viewmate.

Barrie Karp

KARP; WIEN; BERKOWITZ; TUCHFELD, (Romania (Iasi, Tulcea, etc.),
Ukraine, Galicia, Lviv, Stryj, Stanislawow, Austria, Germany); WEISS
(Hungary: Mukacheve, Ukraine, Austria, Germany).
NYC all boroughs; Wilkes-Barre, PA; Syracuse, NY; Scranton, PA;
Cleveland, Ohio; Los Angeles, CA; Rochester, NY; Broward, FL; NJ

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