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  FRED SCHWALD'S JOURNEY:   Germany To America
Fred Schwald
Fred Schwald
Sitzenkirch, Germany. (Click to enlarge)
Sitzenkirch, Germany. (Click to enlarge)
Our paternal Great Grandfather, Fred Schwald, was born on 2 July 1874 and christened as Johann Friedrich Schwald in the village of Sitzenkirch, a suburb of Kandern, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (located in the southern Black Forest near the German/Swiss border.

He was the oldest child of parents Johannes Schwald and Anna Marie Kropf. His four younger siblings include Emilie Marie, Ernst Friedrich, Reinhard Julius, and Ernst Leonhard.

Fred was a baker by trade, and learned gardening skills from his father, Johannes, whose occupation was that of a weaver.

  Sitzenkirch, Germany. (Click to enlarge)
Sitzenkirch, Germany. (Click to enlarge)


Fred Schwald
Fred Schwald
By 1896 Fred's paternal aunt and uncles, and maternal aunts and an uncle had immigrated to the eastern and western coasts of the United States. Family folklore states that Fred's father encouraged him to also immigrate and begin a new life in America in order to avoid conscription into the German army during this time of political unrest.

He was the oldest child of parents Johannes Schwald and Anna Marie Kropf. His four younger siblings include Emilie Marie, Ernst Friedrich, Reinhard Julius, and Ernst Leonhard.

Fred was a baker by trade, and learned gardening skills from his father, Johannes, whose occupation was that of a weaver.

By 1896 Fred's paternal aunt and uncles, and maternal aunts and an uncle had immigrated to the eastern and western coasts of the United States. Family folklore states that Fred's father encouraged him to also immigrate and begin a new life in America in order to avoid conscription into the German army during this time of political unrest.

  Sitzenkirch, Germany. (Click to enlarge)
Sitzenkirch, Germany. (Click to enlarge)

 
Christof Schwald Maulburg, Germany 2001
Christof Schwald

Our web site is indebted to our cousin & good friend, Christof Schwald, of Maulburg, Germany. He discovered Great Grandpa Fred Schwald's elusive birth record in the clerk's office of Kandern, Germany.

We now have our Deutsche Stammbaum (German Family Tree) which helps us connect with other Schwalds worldwide.


 
Christof Schwald Maulburg, Germany 2001
Christof Schwald

Our web site is indebted to our cousin & good friend, Christof Schwald, of Maulburg, Germany. He discovered Great Grandpa Fred Schwald's elusive birth record in the clerk's office of Kandern, Germany.

We now have our Deutsche Stammbaum (German Family Tree) which helps us connect with other Schwalds worldwide.


 
Christof Schwald Maulburg, Germany 2001
Christof Schwald

Our web site is indebted to our cousin & good friend, Christof Schwald, of Maulburg, Germany. He discovered Great Grandpa Fred Schwald's elusive birth record in the clerk's office of Kandern, Germany.

We now have our Deutsche Stammbaum (German Family Tree) which helps us connect with other Schwalds worldwide.