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Blaschko's Coming to America

Joannes Blaschkow

New Haven Register July 26, 1936

Janos/Joannes/Johan/John Blaschko/Blaskow, living a romantic and adventours life, in the Austrian Guards, soon after his retirement from the Army, went into the wrought iron business in Vienna. His native talent for artistic design enabling him to meet immediate success as a craftsman without having had any previous trainning.

About 1897, Mr. Blasckow became troubled with rheumatism and for a period of seven years was forced to move about on crutches until doctors advised him that only a change of climate could benefit his condition. Heeding their advice he came to America in 1904 and soon found complete relief from the affliction.

Have not after 25 yrs found his arrival, documents also state arriving 1906, his Family wife and 7 children arrives in segments 1908, 1909 & 1910

How things may change over the years since Coming to America

 

It is 14 Jan 1908, the ship Rijndam has arrived NYC, from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Aboard are a Mother & 4 Children (2 boys & 2 girls of 7 children) below lines 17-21 of Manifest

below Mother Katalin / Kata & her children are detained aliens (line 22), awaiting Husband Johan, of 23 Albany Street, New York

 

 

Come forward 111 years... 23 Albany St. NYC is a Dunkin Donuts shown below, located inside the High Rise at 90 West St. NYC

 

The High Rise DESIGNED BY THE CELEBRATED ARCHITECT CASS GILBERT, 90 WEST OPENED IN 1907

AS ONE OF THE CITY’S FIRST SKYSCRAPERS.

 

 

 

I knew little of my Grandmother Antoinette Victoria Blaschkov, only as Toni, born Hungary, and the picture above I received of her personal belongings in 1996, 17 years after her passing in 1979, and she had never shared this picture, or a 26 Jul 1936 newspaper article about her Father and Family story as told by Elizabeth Elsie Gill Cecelia Blaschkov and the other important document was her 1901 Hungarian Baptismal
 

Blaschko Family about 1907

 

 

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