Thursday, February 25, 2010

Grandparents Kristoff

I found out that my Grammy and Grampy K did not marry for love. That makes me sad because I love my grammy and I wish she had married for love. They got married to save her family home, the home I currently live in. This house has been in our family since 1885 when my great grandparents come over from the "old world", which I still do not know where that is. I never knew my Grampy K, he died when I was two, but I heard he was a hard man to love and live with.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Well, I finally found out that I am a quarter Austrian. That's better than saying my family is from the "Old World." I am not too sure if I would rather not know I was Austrian. Once I do more research on the country maybe I will love it better. All I can think of, when I think of Austria, is that man who locked his daughter in the basement and forced himself on her. He ended up having a second family with her. Hearing that story does not make me proud to be Austrian, I hope that there are more positive things that come from there.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Journey to the Past

Have you ever wondered where your family came from? Well, I have. All my father knows is that my great-grandparents were from the "Old World," nothing clearer than that. "Old World" could mean a number of countries: Poland, Italy, Russia, or Lithuania. This is my journey on finding out just who my ancestors trully are. Any suggestions you have on finding my why there please leave a comment.