Andy & Bobbi 50th Anniversary

A couple of photos from my parents’ 50th Anniversary celebration.

Mom and Dad 01

50th Ann Dance(4x6)

They were a couple for nearly 60 years — 54½ years of marriage plus the time they dated. It was true love, not the “fairy tale, lived happily ever after true love,” but the “for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, till death do us part true love.” The kind that matters and endures.


1930s Warren Family Photos

Laura Warren-001

Laura A. (Webster) Warren & daughter Patricia Ann

Warren Family-001

The Warren family – Frank, Laura, Patricia, Roberta, Nancy

Warren Family-002

Pat, Bobbi and Laura Warren

Podwils Pictures

I found some photos of Podewils (now Podwilcze) that may be of interest. Podwils, once part of Prussia, was the birthplace of my grandfather, Otto Wilhelm Carl Romig.


Schloß Podwils (Castle Podwils)


Gruß aus Podwils (Greetings from Podwils)


Die Kirche 1930 (The church in 1930)


Die Fußballmannschaft (The Soccer Team)

I have to wonder if the church pictured might be the same church in which my grandfather was christened. It’s quite possible.

In the photo of the Podwils (Podwilcze) soccer team, the players are identified as (standing): Heinz Gùlzow, Erich Ott, Walter Benwitz, Georg Manke, Werner Benz, ?, and Otto Minning. Seated are Walter Nitschke, Paul Fischer, and Willi Schulz. It’s possible that Erich Ott may be a distant cousin.

Finding information on my German and Slovak ancestors has been one of the biggest brickwalls I face.

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