Joseph Kuchar's Journey

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The Joseph Kuchar family, who spent the first years after arriving in the United States residing in Baltimore, Maryland, is American in the truest sense. This distinction is the cumulative result of his offspring assimilating over five generations into the United States cultural fabric. Interestedly, their epic journey began in the early 20th century with a decision by the family’s founding father to emigrate from Bohemia to the United States.

Like many other immigrants who arrived from Eastern Europe during the period between the Civil War and World War I, the Kuchars’ first decades in North America were marked by hardship and sacrifice. This story describes those years and the long-term consequences of these events on how his descendants
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