Danube-Schwabians of Eastern Europe

Last month, Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society hosted Barb Popovich and Marcia Benko, co-presidents of the Cleveland Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society. These ladies shared their knowledge of this unique ethnic group who came to the United States from Eastern Europe. Many settled here in the Greater Cleveland area.

Continuing in that vein, Cuyahoga West is hosting Astrid Julian, teacher of the German Language School at Lenau Park, North Olmsted, on Wednesday, June 21. Ms. Julian will inform us about another ethnic group of German-speaking people, who were recruited to populate areas of southeastern Europe. Eventually, many left Europe for the United States, with some making their homes in the Greater Cleveland area. Her presentation is titled, “History of the Danube-Schwabians: Where They Came From and Why.”

The program begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Porter Room of Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Social time is from 6:30-7:00 p.m. The general public is invited to attend, free of charge.

For more information about this program or how to become a member of Cuyahoga West Chapter, visit rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcwogs or email cuyahogawest@gmail.com.   

Jayne Broestl

Publicity Chair for the Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society that meets at Westlake Porter Public Library.

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Volume 9, Issue 11, Posted 10:13 AM, 06.06.2017