This is a personal journey as I discover a modern, invigorating country; one so very different from when my Grandmother (my Father's Mother) left Germany over 100 years ago as a 26 year old woman by way of the German ship, Seydlitz, to come to USA.
I have never met my Grandmother, I now have the chance to connect the dots with her past ~ and learn the stories as her granddaughter.
I have discovered my Grandmother actually came over twice by ship to USA. She found her way from New York to Oklahoma where she married my Grandfather and had a family. In six years.
Connecting these dots of both sides of the family is surreal. At the same time, I enjoy filling in the blanks of my Mother's family.