[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] [Shaw Suspected Junk Email] Re: Oconto Wi COnnection Dr Oshwaldt

Jack Milner wjmilner at shaw.ca
Sat May 18 14:01:45 PDT 2013


I did a quick check on ancestry.com and the Doctor's name appears on 
various US census' as Herman Ohswaldtor Herman Okswaldt or H F 
Oshwaldt.  The information there says his parents were born in Germany 
and he was born in New York. Earlier on, his wife was Annie Oshwaldt and 
later (1930) Julia Ohswaldt.  Not much help, but  he seems to be an 
American, son of German immigrants and medically trained in USA.

Jack M

On 2013-05-18 12:55 PM, Sigrid Pohl Perry wrote:
> Gene,
> Members might be able to help more if you provide the names of your 
> grandparents and their children. Also, the names of the Oswald 
> witnesses may be helpful. Witnesses/godparents were often related to 
> one of the parents of the baby being baptized. There should be some 
> information in the community about when Dr. Herman Oswald/Oshwaldt 
> immigrated and where he received his medical training. Pursuing some 
> of these clues should help solve this mystery.
> Sigrid Pohl Perry
> On 5/18/2013 2:50 AM, Gene Markiewicz wrote:
>> Hello,  seeing several recent references to Oconto County, WI., I have a
>> lingering question.
>> My grandparents along with three children  immigrated from general Radom
>> area in 1899.  I do not know how/why they chose Oconto Falls but family
>> stories have indicated they were sponsored by long time Oconto Co 
>> physician
>> Dr Herman Oshwaldt.  Their passage record indicated they were going to
>> Oconto to a cousin Oswalt first name is something like Ja?n?.  I have
>> noticed that several different Oswald names appear on birth records of
>> family members from Polish registers as witnesses or godparents.
>> I have never been able to determine a more direct connection or
>> understanding of this relationship.   He did delivery their US born 
>> children
>> and attested to  deaths of a couple.
>> I am curious as to whether others with the Oconto connection have any
>> knowledge of role Dr Oshwaldt may have had in sponsoring immigrants.
>> Gene
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