My Grandma 's Ancestors On Her Dads Side Travel Essay

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My grandma’s ancestors on her dads side travel to the United States in 1873 from Prussia, and eventually bought a farm in Minnesota. I do not know the year exactly that my grandpas distant relatives on his dad side came to the United States, but it was around the 1870’s for my one great- great-grandpa, John Gerads was born in Minnesota in 1874. As for my grandpas moms side they came in the 1900s and moved to Minnesota. Both of my grandparents said that their distant relatives came to the United States for better opportunities. My grandma talked about on her grandma’s side they came from Czechoslovakia. When her aunt went there to meet some old relatives that the government is communist and control what they can have to survive and what to do for a job. The challenges that they faced were leaving their family behind in the countries that they came from. Another challenge that my Grandmas dad’s side faced was that they had to escape their country, Prussia in pickle barrels. My grandma did not know why they had to do this, but this is what her ancestors told her. She did say that her great grandfather which was the one that came to the United States was in the army for Prussia, so I would assume they could not leave because he was in the army forcing them to hide in the pickle barrels to leave. Opportunities they got was when they came to the United States freedom from their country, getting their own land and farming what they wanted to instead of being told what to plant and…

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