Essay on My Father 's Family History

912 Words Feb 4th, 2015 4 Pages
“Who am I?” This is a question that everyone my age has likely asked themselves. The first thing that needs to be figured out is, what defines a person? Does family history decide who you are going to be? I believe it is the things you pick up from the people you are around, the things you go through, and the things you learn in your life that decide who you will become. First, I will discuss my family history. The only in depth history I have is my mother’s father’s family, the Wescovich line. The Wescovich’s have been in the New Orleans region since 1850 when Peter Wescovich (my great-great-great-great grandfather) came to America from Austria. My grandfather’s mother’s family came from Canada and founded Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Most of the Wescovich family have since settled in the Gulfport, Mississippi area, but my grandfather lives in Lutcher, Louisiana. My father’s side of the family came from Holland and originally had the surname “Baiz”, but I do not know any of the dates or names going past my grandfather. The majority of the Boise family that I know have stuck around central Illinois. I have had little to do with either side of my biological family beyond my mother and father, most of my extended family interaction was with my stepfather’s family. While, I do not know any of their past, they had the most effect on my life. When aunts, uncles, grandmas, and grandpas are mentioned, my stepdad’s family are who I think of, not my biological family. While your…

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