Olaf & Mathilda Miller Ruth Blomquist’s mother, Rasmus and Torina Ordahl’s daughter Mathilda, gave birth to Ruth Elizabeth on July 31, 1903. Ruth began her life as a single child amid the scandal of having an unwed mother. 9 The father, Gust Brown,10 in all likelihood the husband of Mathilda’s sister, Minnie, left the Glenwood area after the indiscretion and moved with his family to Peaver, South Dakota, where he worked as a butcher for several years. In subsequent years, they lived in Long Beach, California, where Gust labored in the oil fields building tanks. Gust and Minnie had six children: Alice, Rubel, Mildren, Kenneth, Elenor, and Laverna.
The Franciscan Order grew to 5,000 friars and rapidly spread throughout Western Europe. While on a retreat on Mount La Verna in the fall of 1224, Francis said to have experienced the first case of the Stigmata, which left the wounds of Christ’s Crucifixion on his hands, feet, and sides. During this time, Francis also become ill and blind. Francis died at the age of forty-five on October 3, 1226 in Portiuncula, Italy. Two years after his death, in 1228, Francis was canonized by his friend Pope Gregory IX.
Loreta Velazquez was born in Havana, Cuba on June 26th, 1842. She has a Spanish father and a French-American mother. In 1849, she was shipped from Cuba to New Orleans to live her aunt, she attended Catholic school. There she learned to speak English and eventually married an army officer known as William, she ran away with him and at the age of fourteen. Her and William had three children, all of whom died by the fall of 1860.
After my grandpa, Don Fischer found his 20 year old brother dead with a broken neck, his life changed forever. Although my Grandpa had a tough childhood, he grew up to be a hard working, happily married man. Donald Fischer was born in a farm house 6 miles outside of Ottawa, on November 3, 1935. His parents were Emma and Louis Fischer. His siblings were Bob, Phyllis, and Paulene.
Al (Alphonse) Capone was born on Tuesday the 17th January 1899 in Brooklyn, New York City. His parents were called Teresina Capone and Gabriel Capone, and they were poor Italian immigrants, and he was one of 8 siblings. They had immigrated from Naples, Italy to Brooklyn, New York City. He was the fourth of five sons and two daughters. His brother names were Salvatore (Frank) Raffaele (Ralph "Bottles") and Vincenzo.
When George Washington was only seven years old his family moved to Ferry Farm. It was across from a river in Fredericksburg Virginia. Before they moved George had a sister (Betty) and and three younger brothers (Samuel, John, and Charles). They say that George Washington’s mom was a cold bossy woman. Health George Washington had a number of diseases he had malaria, smallpox, tuberculosis, malaria, dysentery,
Patrick isn’t Sean’s child. I’m related to Sean only through marriage. I’m not an O’Malley after all, but who was Patrick’s real father?” She continued to read. It was a well-written piece detailing the rebuilding of the plantation and the success of Mr. O’Malley since his coming to America. It mentioned that Sean came from a long line of master craftsmen, going back centuries in Ireland.
Christopher Columbus, a Spanish captain who sailed to find new found land for the King and Queen of Spain. Columbus was a unique person in the middle Ages. Columbus was not born into the richest family but he was able to teach himself on how to sail and navigate the sea just by working on boats at a very young age. He was a man that worked very hard to earn the rank of captain of the seas, with this rank he became famous in European and American history and change the meaning of sailing. Christopher was born in the republic of Genoa, Italy on May 20, 1451.
When he got help and collected the money to crossed the border, all my uncles lived in the same apartment at South Gate. My dad worked in a bakery in South Gate for a few years and two years later my mom and my sister came to the U.S. The fact that I come from an immigrant family, I am aware of the struggles that many immigrants face. Someone who is undocumented faces different
George Washington had a very rough but successful childhood. He was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia on February 22, 1732. His father owned plantation, businesses, and mines in many places. When George was eleven, his father died. As a result, he moved to live with his half-brother, Lawrence, on the estate they had inherited from their father.
Hughes 's father left his family and later divorced Carrie, going to Cuba, and then Mexico, seeking to escape the enduring racism in the United States.  After the separation of his parents, while his mother traveled seeking employment, young Langston Hughes was raised mainly by his maternal grandmother, Mary Patterson Langston, in Lawrence, Kansas. Through the black American oral tradition and drawing from the activist experiences of her generation, Mary Langston instilled in her grandson a lasting sense of racial pride.  He spent most of his childhood in Lawrence, Kansas. After the death of his grandmother, he went to live with family friends, James and Mary Reed, for two years.
My dad, Alessandro Spada, is a first generation Italian in his family who has come to America. All of his family, my nonna, nonno, zio’s and zia’s, still live in Italy. He came to America, got married to an American, got a good job, and had a family of his own. My dad taught me what it was like to be an Italian. When I was a kid, one of my favorite things to do was learn how to speak the Italian language.
They were married for eighteen years and got divorced in 1980, my mom was in the fourth grade. In 1982, on Valentine 's Day she married my Papa Mackey. At the end of that school year they moved to Norman Oklahoma. When my mom was a senior in high school it turned out my Granny had colon cancer and had a fifty-fifty shot at living. She went through chemo and thankfully she pulled through and is still here.