I’ve spent quite a bit of time sharing history from my dad’s side of the family, so today I thought I’d share one of my favorite pictures from my mom’s side.
This is Simon, somewhere in the photo with his old Calvary Outfit in Europe.
Simon, also known as Sam, was born in 1880 in Transylvania or Hungary (later specified as Austria-Hungary on his WWI draft card). He immigrated to the US at the age of 26, and unmarried. He was one of the many who sailed into Ellis Island, New York. He sailed aboard the Chemnitz.
He married Emma, who immigrated at 15 with her family. Emma and Simon had 9 children, several of which she buried as infants. There are sad stories there that we don’t have details of, and hints of related unfortunate events. Emma passed away in 1926.
Simon passed away in 1945 at the age of 65.