Richard and Alice Perutz

I just re-found these photo's the other day while talking to a relative about our Perutz family.  I have been researching the "Bruder Perutz" textile company, and remembered that one of them relatives made a book with some pictures of the Perutz Family in it.

The photo on the left is Richard and Alice (Lederer) Perutz in 1896, the photo on the right is Richard and Alice in New York around 1947.




One more week of June has passed with the addition of records and 2 new collections. As of Monday FamilySearch is sitting at 2014 collections, this is two more then last week which was 20012.

The following collections are the NEW the week of 8-14 June:

Italy, Pesaro e Urbino, Urbino, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1942
United States, Freedmen's Bureau Hospital and Medical Records, 1865-1872
One collections looks to be changed but there it was not on the list of updated collections:
Hungary Civil Registration

Last week it was for the years: 1801-1980, and this week it is showing the years: 1895-1980

The following collections were UPDATED the week of 8-14 June:

Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014
Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980
Italy, Toscana, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1804-1874
Spain, Province of Granada, Municipal Records, 1607-1955
France, Finistère, Quimper et Léon Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1772-1863
Spain, Province of Valencia, Miscellaneous Records, 1251-1950
United States Index to Service Records, War with Spain, 1898
United States Public Records, 1970-2009
Perú, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996
Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1924
Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists Index, 1899-1940
South Dakota, School Records, 1879-1970
Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006
Utah, Uintah County Marriage Records, 1888-2015
Utah, Uintah County Naturalization and Citizenship Records, 1888-1929

Another interesting fact FamilySearch to date has 4,505,923,865 records available

The full list of all collections can be reached here.


My Paternal great grandparents Adam Max Hopfengartner and Wilhelmina Hutteman had a house in Holubkov, Czech Republic which is now used as a nursing home. Adam Max Hopfengartner was the owner of Zbirožský Machinery Hopfengärtner an Ironworks company in Holoubkov The house was about an hour outside of Prague and was very spacious with a large garden and stream going through it. I spent a lot of my holidays at this house with my grandmother Kunigunde Hopfengartner.   Oma used to have a German Sheppard named Putsa which I loved dearly, and she would follow me wherever I went when I was at the house.  Putsa was my babysitter when I was young.   This is where my love of dogs started.

You could say I was adventurous even as a child, during the summer I would sail down the stream near my great grandparents house.  I would use a  wooden washtub and large wooden spoons, with Putsa always next to me splashing at my side, It was great fun.  In the winter I would sleigh ride down the great steep road with bumps near the house., if I was lucky when Ollie was home he would attach my sled to his motor bike and we would slide across the frozen lake.
I have read posts from other genealogists about starting over, and I was always really against it.  I thought I would loose something or not gain anything from it.  While I was playing around with one of the Apps from FamilySearch I decided to start my tree from scratch on FamilySearch since I do not have anything on there.

This tree will be strait and narrow for the time being.  Only direct lines will get the attention as I work backwards.  Each new additional will be vetted with FamilySearch to include every source that I can find from there at first.

Once that is complete I will work on adding what additional information that I have for each person.  I have not looked nor do I know if you can add media files to the FamilySearch tree or you can only add sources?  I guess I can link to Dropbox as my sources and link it that way?  

Either way, if I do find any new information in my travels I will be adding it back to my main tree on Family Tree Maker which is attached to Ancestry.com for now.

I do not expect this to be a quick endeavor and hopefully I will find some new links to my family as time goes on.   Any suggestions would be great.


I am back at looking for my surname again.  I took a little time off since I hit a brick wall a while back.  To catch everyone up, I will go in reverse starting with my grandfather.

Grandfather - Albert Decker 1903-1997 - Married Mary Toomey
G Grandfather - David John Decker - 1871-1948 -  married Maude Malinda Jackson
GG Grandfather - Andrew Decker Jr.  1843-1914 - married Jane Price
GGG Grandfather - Andrew Decker Sr. 1804 - 1855 married Hannah Teal
GGGG Grandfather - Possible Candidate Isaac Decker

And that is currently where I sit with facts that I can show "proof".

Its been lost in the shuffle on where I got this information but lets start with Andrew Decker Sr. born 1804

1850 Census Records for Andrew Decker show he was married to a Hannah Decker with a child born 7 year prior.  The census is for Pittston PA where all my other DECKER family was from (Moosic, Dunmore).

From the website:

2015 June 18 - Things seem to have settled down after the data problems earlier this week. Strangely, it has also helped us find a few other problems lurking in the shadows. We want to thank everybody for being patient with us during this very stressful time.

If you are missing any of your kits, and you have an old registration that you no longer use, try looking there. To change the kits from the old registration to your current registration, click on EDIT in your old registration and follow instructions to enter the email of your current registration. When completed the kit will disappear from your old registration and appear in your current registration 
A while back my gram started write down what she remembered of growing up, and coming from Europe to America.  I have since taken it from paper and typed it out on the computer.   I am so glad that I have this little piece of history I just wish some of my other family members wrote more of their history down.  This is still a rough draft, as we add more information that she remembers.

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My name is Jolan,  and this is my story.  I was born on a winter day in Prague, Czechoslovakia on January 31, 1927.  My parents were  Elly Perutz one of the heiresses to the Bruders Perutz Textile company based out of Prague, and Walter Maczek Edler von Vierwehr the son of  Oberst Franz Maczek an officer of the Austrian Army who was ennobled in 1918 for his great deeds during the war.
 
I was an only child, but I had family around  all the time.  My father had four brothers: Max, Ernie, Karl, and Franz.  This gave me many cousins to play with when I was young;  Susie was Uncle Max’s daughter, Hanna was Uncle Karl’s daughter, Franz (Ollie) had 3 children, and Ernie married late and had no children.

On my mother's side she had one sister Annie Perutz, who got the nickname Mush.  She was a favorite of mine and later in life I would make trips to see her and her Husband Hans Paul Mauder in England.
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