THE BUKOVINA GERMANS
IN LEWIS COUNTY, WASHINGTON
by Mary Lee Rose, Olympia, Washington
Published in the
Seattle Genealogical Society Bulletin,
Volume 44, Number 4 -- Summer 1995, pp. 171 - 177.
Copyright © 1995, Seattle Genealogical Society.
Posted on the World-Wide Web by the
Bukovina Society of the Americas,
with permission of the
Seattle Genealogical Society and of the author, April 14, 1996.
Revised May 1, 1996.
Bukovina is located just east of the Carpathian Mountains in southeastern
Europe. Since 1940 the northern half has been in the Ukraine and the
southern half has been in northeastern Romania. My research has involved
immigrants in Lewis County, Washington, from the villages in southern
It might be appropriate to review the history of the Germans in Bukovina.
The history of Bukovina is a turbulent one. It was often the battlefield
for disputes in southeastern Europe and under the domination of many
countries until it was ceded to Austria by the Ottoman Empire with the 1775
Treaty of Constantinople, establishing Austrian sovereignty over Bukovina.
In 1786 Bukovina became a district of the province of Galicia and in
1848-49, with a new Austrian constitution, Bukovina became an autonomous
crown land and duchy.
Following the Austrian take-over, the Hapsburg emperors began recruiting
experienced farmers, craftsmen, miners, glass workers and foresters to
settle the area. Joseph II published the Patent of Settlement in 1782
promising eligible immigrants free transportation from Vienna to their new
homes, a house with a garden, fields, draft animals, no taxes for the first
10 years and exemption from military service for the eldest son. Several
thousand Germans emigrated from southwest Germany (Baden,
Württemberg, the Palatinate), Bohemia and the Zips mountain region of
what is now Slovakia.
The first group of Germans arrived in Bukovina in 1787 after waiting in
Lemberg (now Lviv) in Galicia for assignment to a village. Some had waited
for as long as three years. In 1790 the colonization program which had
offered the special privileges was rescinded and although Germans continued
to arrive after that date, it was without the terms granted to the original
colonists. Most of the colonists in Bukovina were from areas that had
suffered from wars, famine and a shortage of land. The prospects
for a better life attracted them to Bukovina.
In their Bukovina villages these Germans maintained the customs, language
and dialects of their ancestral homes and did not assimilate with other
groups, thus keeping their own culture intact. Eventually most villages were
able to build their own schools and churches.
Another event of significance to Bukovina researchers is the 1781 Patent
of Toleration guaranteeing freedom of religion in Austria, leading to the
immigration of Protestants to a previously Roman Catholic country. About
one-third of the Bukovina Germans were Protestant, predominately Lutheran,
and two-thirds were Roman Catholic. Between 1791 and 1861 Milleschoutz
served as the official seat of the Lutheran parish of Bukovina. Beginning
in 1861, Radautz became the official seat of the parish.
The Compromise of 1867 resulted in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a dual
monarchy under the Hapsburgs, with the Austrian and Hungarian governments
operating separately. Following World War I, in 1919, all of Bukovina was
given to Romania under terms of the Treaty of St. Germain which broke up
The German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact was signed in 1939 and the Soviet
Union prepared to move into Romania. The pact allowed the German population
in those territories moving to Soviet control that year to move to Germany.
In June of 1940 Soviet forces occupied northern Bukovina and living
conditions became very difficult for the ethnic Germans. A further agreement
between Germany and the Soviet Union, signed in September 1940, allowed
anyone with at least one German grandparent to apply to a joint Soviet-German
Commission for relocation to Germany. Most Bukovina Germans had left
northern Bukovina by November 1940.
In southern Bukovina, German and Romanian governments agreed in October
1940 to allow voluntary emigration of ethnic Germans from that area. They
were taken by rail to various locations in Austria and Germany, and held
in relocation camps with very poor living conditions until after May 1941
when they were declared to be German citizens and relocated in Germany.
Most worked in German factories and other industries, or on Polish farms.
By late 1941 the able-bodied men were beginning to be drafted
into the German army.
Toward the end of World War II, as Soviet forces advanced from the east,
the Bukovina Germans were forced to flee westward. After the war few chose
to return to Bukovina. The era of German colonists in Bukovina had ended.
In the late 19th century the Bukovina Germans were attracted to the
United States and Canada. Ellis County in Kansas, Yuma County in Colorado,
Lewis County in Washington and Saskatchewan Province in Canada were the
destinations of many.
Heavily forested hills, fertile valleys and a moderate climate attracted
Bukovina immigrants to Lewis County, Washington, in the mid to late 1880s.
In the southwest comer of Washington State, where Lewis County is located,
large hop fields were in need of agricultural workers. Timber companies
were logging what seemed to be an inexhaustible supply of trees. Sawmills
to process the trees were being built throughout the area. There was coal
to be mined.
At the same time, the railroads were extending their trackage and
influence. The agricultural, mining and timber industries required railroads
to move products to market and the railroads needed timber for the railroad
tracks and miners to dig coal for the steam locomotives. Men with
blacksmithing skills were much in demand. The area was prospering and
jobs were plentiful.
Many Bukovinians left Europe by ship from the ports of Bremen, Hamburg
and Hanover in Germany and Trieste, now in easternmost Italy. Various
ports of entry appear in the immigration records. Some of the earlier
arrivals came through Galveston, Texas, because not only was it the least
expensive route, it was convenient for those planning to visit
relatives in Kansas.
Later, they traveled directly to Lewis County and came through the ports
of Baltimore, Boston, New York and Philadelphia. Some came into Washington
State from Canada. Blaine and Seattle in Washington, and Gateway, Montana
are mentioned in the declarations of intention to become citizens.
Among those settling in Lewis County were immigrants from the following
villages in southern Bukovina (now in Romania). Many of the village names
are spelled differently on different maps: Alt-Fratautz, Althütte,
Bukschoja/Bukschoya, Fürstenthal/Fürstenthal, Illischestie/Ilisesti,
Kaczika/Cacica, Kapukodrului/Capucodrului, Paltinossa,
Schwarzthal/Schwarztal, Stroiesti, Teodoresti. Other towns and villages
which appear frequently in southern Bukovina records are
Milleschoutz/Mileschoutz, Radautz and Suczawa/Suceava.
Most of the earliest people from Illischestie went to the far western
side of Lewis County, to Lost Valley, situated between the small towns of
Pe Ell on the Chehalis River, and Boistfort, an early Western Washington
settlement on the South Fork of the Chehalis.
The year 1887 saw the earliest arrivals. They were Jacob and Regina
(Sobolka) Ast, Adam (I) and Marianna (Boehmer) Huber Roos, Johann and
Elizabeth (Ast) Roos, Antone Roos, Franz/Frank Roos, Katharina Roos and
Dorothea Roos. Adam (I) is the great-grandfather of my husband, Gilmore
Adam Rose. Marianna, who previously had been married to Johann Huber,
was Adam's second wife, whom he married in 1870.
Adam's first wife, the mother of his children, was Katharina Armpriester,
who died in Bukovina in 1869. Adam's children were Antone, Franz/Frank,
Katharina and Johann, mentioned above, and Carolina, Maria and Adam (II),
who arrived in Lewis County later. Dorothea Roos was Adam (I)'s deaf-mute
sister and Elizabeth (Ast) Roos was the sister of Jacob Ast.
This group was followed (all by 1889) by Heinrich and Carolina (Roos) Ast,
Johann and Eva (Kelsch) Boehmer, Georg and Maria (Roos) Grohs, Michael
and Katharina (Kelsch) Keller, Friedrich and Louise (Wendling) Knieling,
Johann and Barbara (Wendling) Radmacher, and Louis and Caroline (Boehmer)
Schiminesky. Friedrich Knieling was a nephew of Adam (I) Roos, Caroline
Schiminesky was the daughter of Johann and Eva Boehmer, and Louise Knieling
and Barbara Radmacher were sisters. Boehmer, Grohs and Schiminesky are not
Illischestie names, but all were married to Illischestie women.
Most of these families had small children and soon after arriving they
began organizing a school for them. Most of the families, men and women,
were active in establishing the Lost Valley School of the Boistfort School
District which opened in 1892. It was their first experience with public
education in the United States and they were eager to participate. Because
German was spoken in the students' homes, Lost Valley School teachers were
required to speak and write both German and English. Among the first
enrollees were Frank, John, Katie, Lena and Phillip Aust (Ast), Fred Bomer
(Boehmer) and Barbara, Fred and Jack Radmaker (Radmacher).
As seen in the school enrollees, the names of the German families were
soon Anglicized but sometimes went through several variations before
settling on the current spelling. For example: Ast=Aust,
Boehmer=Böhmer/Bomer/Bamer (the current version), Radmacher=Radmaker
Most of them had small farms in addition to working in the hop fields,
in the timber industry (logging camps and sawmills) or for the railroad.
The Northem Pacific Railway was establishing a line from Chehalis to South
Bend, Washington, which was completed to Pe Ell on 15 February 1892. There
were also smaller lines which served the timber industry. Within a few years
some of the settlers had moved into the small towns of Pe Ell and Boistfort
and to other nearby communities.
The Financial Panic of 1893 led to an economic decline and this may be
the reason there were not many new arrivals from Bukovina until about 1900,
when more immigrants arrived in Lewis County. Some continued to go to the
Boistfort/Pe Ell area but many chose to make their new homes in Chehalis
where there were employment opportunities in a furniture factory, sawmills
and other industries.
In April of 1900 the Lost Valley families were joined by Johann and
Anna (Ast) Kipper/Keeper and Adam (II) and Louisa (Ast) Roos/Rose. Anna
Kipper and Louisa Roos were sisters. Adam (II) and Louisa Roos are my
husband's grandparents, and my father-in-law, Christian Roos/Rose, was one
of the 13 children traveling with the two families.
Johann and Friedrich Mock and their families and several Zachmann
families, all from Illischestie, lived several miles south of Chehalis in
the early 1890s. They later moved into Chehalis. The Zachmanns lived and
worked in Butte, Montana, when they first arrived in the United States.
Almost all of the Illischestie people were Lutheran, but there were not
sufficient numbers of them to establish their own church. They affiliated
with St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chehalis (about 15 miles
northeast of Lost Valley) which shared a pastor with St. Paul's Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Winlock, about the same distance southeast of the valley.
The pastor traveled infrequently to Pe Ell for church services, communion
and confirmation classes in the homes of members and these were conducted
in German. Differences over church policy within the Pe Ell congregation
led to a division with neither faction ever able to build its own church.
Among Bukovina names appearing in St. John's records are Ast/Aust,
Boehmer/Bamer, Grohs, Hehn, Janz, Keller, Kelsch, Kerth, Kipper/Keeper, Mock,
Radmacher, Roos/Rose, Rumpel, Schiminesky, Sesserman, Wendling and Werb.
St. Peter's Lutheran Church was organized in Winlock in 1905 after a
division in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church there, a division resolved
in 1970 with reunification. Bukovina names appearing in the records of the
Winlock churches are Ast, Mai, Mock and Werb.
Peace Lutheran Church was organized in Chehalis 14 May 1914 with John Mock
and Frank Aust among the charter members. As late as the 1930s, pastors
from Peace Lutheran and St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Churches would travel
to Pe Ell for funeral services for their Bukovinian members. These were
held in the Methodist Church in Pe Ell.
All of St. John's services and confirmation classes were in the German
language until 1929, Peace Lutheran's were in German on alternate weeks until
1924, all of St. Paul's until World War I and St. Peter's until the mid-1920s
when half of the service was in German and half in English. Early church
records for all are written in German.
Most of the early Bukovinians in the Pe Ell/Boistfort vicinity are buried
in the Boistfort Cemetery or the Pe Ell City Cemetery. Later, some were
buried at Claquato Cemetery, southwest of nearby Chehalis. Others may be
found in Winlock Cemetery in Winlock, Sunset Memorial Gardens in Chehalis,
or Mountain View Cemetery or Greenwood Cemetery in Centralia, all in Lewis
In the late 1880s (prior to the 1889 Lewis County Territorial Census)
Joseph Pekar/Pakar/Baker and his family from the village of Paltinossa
settled in the Coal Creek precinct, east of Chehalis. They had lived in
Kansas briefly after immigrating to the U.S. in 1887, before moving on to
Washington. While Joseph Pekar changed his name to Baker, other Pekars
who followed to Lewis County adopted the spelling Pakar. As the years
passed, Joseph encouraged relatives to come from Paltinossa and surrounding
villages, most after 1900. Bealy/Bialy/Bailey, Busek, Jabhauski/Jay,
Kolosh, Kostick, Loy and Sturza were some of the surnames.
Most of this group were Catholic. St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
was built in Chehalis in 1888 and served the Catholic community until 1923
when St. Joseph's Church was built there. In the early years children could
attend Holy Rosary Academy which was established in 1895 and later, St.
Joseph's School (1923 to present) before enrolling at Chehalis High School.
Many of these German Bohemians were farmers, miners or loggers. As with
the earlier settlers, most had small farms even though they had other jobs.
Anton Busek, William Busek and Gus Pakar were miners; later they worked at
other occupations. Fred Busek and his wife, Ludmilla (Pakar) Busek had a
dairy farm. Matt Pakar worked in construction and built many bridges in
Lewis County. His son, Frank Pakar, was also in construction.
The Tauscher family from Swarzthal/Swarztal and Bukschoja/Bukschoya was
in Washington State by 1888. They immigrated in 1887 and lived for a year
in Ellis County, Kansas, where they had relatives. They farmed on Logan
Hill, southeast of Chehalis. Later, some of them worked in the furniture
factory in Chehalis. Joseph Tauscher returned to Kansas in 1891 and Ambrose
Tauscher moved to Oregon when the Doernbecker Furniture Factory relocated in
Portland. Frank Tauscher and Wenzel Tauscher remained in Chehalis and
continued to farm on Logan Hill. Thomas Böna/Bena, also from Swarzthal,
married Cecelia Tauscher, daughter of Frank Tauscher, and they farmed near
Agate, southeast of Chehalis. They later moved into Chehalis.
Doty, a few miles north of Pe Ell, was a small but booming town in the
early part of this century and the sawmills were encouraging people to settle
there. At its peak it had a population of about 1,000 but the mill moved
away in 1930 and many people moved elsewhere. Several members of the
Rumpell/Rumpel family were there as were Wasile Branzak and John Sesserman.
At least one family from Fürstenthal/Fürstenthal located in
Washington. Joseph Aschenbrenner was in Winlock working as a logger in 1910.
Census records indicate he came to the U.S. in 1890. John Baptiste
Aschenbrenner was in Winlock as early as 1893. Aschenbrenner families from
Fürstenthal/Fürstental are in Yelm and Rainier in Thurston County.
The Aschenbrenner name is in Ellis County, Kansas, also.
I have found additional Bukovina surnames, not mentioned elsewhere in
this article, in the naturalization records of the Lewis County Superior
Court, where they listed Stroesti, Bukovina, as the place of birth and/or
last residence. Mihai Branzak and Arsinte Mateicink lived in Chehalis at
the time they filed their Declaration of Intention papers. Joseph Zerfas,
from Illischestie, appears in the 1920 Federal Census but I have not found
the name elsewhere.
This wave of Bukovina immigrants continued until 1914 when Europe was
exploding into World War I. The Bukovina Germans here were frantic to get
their extended families out of harm's way. There were others who came after
World War I, mostly young single men. Some of the families displaced by
World War II joined relatives here after that war.
The Bukovina Germans were very self-reliant people. Most of what they
needed they made themselves. Their farms and livestock provided most of
their food. Gradually they enlarged and upgraded their houses and bought
more land. They sent money to relatives in Bukovina and encouraged them
to join them in the United States.
Those residing in the communities in and near Chehalis had a social life,
often with other Germans in the area. In 1906 a group of Germans in Chehalis
organized the Chehalis Liederkranz (liederkranz means "garland of
song"), a singing society in the tradition of the all-male singing groups
in Germany. One objective of the organization was to perpetuate the German
language among the younger generation. From this small beginning by 1912 it
grew to a chorus of 80 with a professional director. The chorus gave
concerts not only in the Chehalis community but all over the state of
Washington, and performed and competed with other liederkranz
groups in sangerfests.
This led to financing of the 500-seat Liederkranz Hall in Chehalis, with
a 300-seat banquet room, meeting rooms and other facilities used by the
entire community. During World War I, the group disbanded, but reorganized
in 1925 for a while. Older persons of German descent in Lewis County recall
their fathers and grandfathers sang with the Liederkranz but do not know
when the second group ceased to be active. The hall was severely damaged by
an arson fire in 1918, and destroyed in a second mysterious fire in 1926.
Other groups which met there included The Order of the Sons of Hermann
and The Daughters (later sometimes called Sisters) of Hermann. The Sons,
organized in 1915, was a chapter of a national fraternal organization formed
in 1840 in New York by Germans banding together against the prejudice toward
persons of foreign birth. In the 1920s and early 1930s the Daughters of
Hermann drill team competed with other chapters' teams at the conventions.
The Order of the Sons of Hermann no longer exists in Chehalis, neither does
the Daughters. If records of any of these groups have survived, I have not
been able to locate them.
The Bukovina Germans in the rural areas of Lewis County found much of
their social life in the local Grange halls. The National Grange
(officially, the Patrons of Husbandry), a fraternal organization established
shortly after the Civil War, represents the interest of farmers. There are
more than 29 Granges in Lewis County at present and each has a hall for its
activities, which include traditional-homecraft contests, youthwork, and
participation in Lewis County and Western Washington Fairs, as well as
dances, potlucks and other social events.
Some of the descendants of the original settlers still live in the same
area of Lewis county that their ancestors did when they first came to this
country. Aust, Keller, Rose and Wendling families still are living in Lost
Valley. Descendants of the Busek and Kostick families are in the Coal Creek
area, east of Chehalis, in the area Joseph Pekar/Baker lived.
In each of these Bukovina German communities it usually is possible to
connect each family to at least one other family who was living there.
Whatever brought the first person to each location, almost everyone who came
later was in some way related to family or families already there. This is
true in Lost Valley, the Coal Creek area, Chehalis and Doty. There was a
closeness among families and, in the early days, many married within their
own group. Eventually members of the younger generation moved to larger
cities and it was difficult to maintain contact.
In 1991 a Bukovina German Reunion was held in the Baw Faw Grange Hall
near Boistfort. Nearly 250 Bukovina descendants attended and shared
genealogy, early photographs and good German food. It was a wonderful
opportunity for the younger generation to learn of their Bukovina German
In April of 1992 Dr. Kurt Rein of the Bukovina Institute in Augsburg,
Germany, visited United States and Canadian Bukovinian settlements, as
director of a project tracing the emigration from Bukovina to the New World.
He spent three days in Western Washington conducting interviews with
Bukovinian descendants, exploring the remnants of Bukovinian cultural
heritage which might still be evident in homes of Bukovinian ancestry here,
such as language, dialect, food and other ancestral customs. One immediate
impression he noted was that the Pe Ell/Boistfort area is much like the
southern Bukovina countryside, a similarity which may have prompted
the Illischestie people to choose that location.
The Bukovina Institute is a research institution sponsored by the Federal
Republic of Germany under the direction of the Ministry of Interior. Its
purpose is to collect information on the history, geography and ethnology
of Bukovina and it has a large library open to visitors. The institute staff
also will respond to inquiries. The address is: Bukowina Institut Augsburg,
Alter Postweg 97a, Augsburg D86159, Germany. Dr. Rein is a professor of
language at the University of Munich and also works with the institute. He
was born in Fratautz, Bukovina and, as a child, was among those who left
Bukovina in 1940 and therefore has a very personal interest in the project.
Dr. Rein found that the Lewis County group of Bukovinians had assimilated
into the population of the area, and that many had left the original
settlement locations of their ancestors to move to the larger towns and
cities. While most of the original immigrants had occupations similar to
those in their homeland, such as logging and furniture making, those who had
farmed in Bukovina did not always find agricultural conditions as favorable
here and some had chosen other occupations.
He said this colony of Bukovina German immigrants was the least researched
of any of the New World settlements and that much more research is needed
to reconstruct the history of the settlers. To add a personal note, in the
15 years I have been studying them, I have located no one researching the
Bukovina Germans in Lewis County as a group. In fact, only a few of them are
working on their own genealogies. I hope others will take an interest as
there is much to be done!
Until recently it was difficult for the amateur researcher to locate
sources and records of the Bukovina Germans. We now have much more
In Bukovina, records of baptism, confirmation, marriage and death were
kept by the churches, either Protestant or Roman Catholic, depending on the
person's religious affiliation. Unfortunately, some records were lost during
World War II although many survived and reappeared in Germany at the end of
the war. Many of those records have been microfilmed by the Family History
Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and are
available through LDS Family History Centers.
In addition, records, photographs and genealogies for Bukovina people are
being collected by the Bukovina Society of the Americas, P.O. Box 81, Ellis,
The largest collection of Bukovina records is in the possession of Paul
Polansky, director of the Czech Historical Research Center, Spillville,
Iowa, 52168-0183. Polansky has been doing eastern European archival
research for more than 25 years and has built extensive databases with his
primary-source findings. His holdings include previously hidden Catholic
records that he photocopied in Bukovina during the past seven or eight years.
The research center is registered as an Iowa not-for-profit institution.
Bukovina records and genealogies, as well as many German-language books
about Bukovina, have been collected by Irmgard Hein-Ellingson, P.O. Box 97,
Ossian, Iowa, 52161-0097. She wrote The Bukovina Germans in Kansas,
A 200-Year History of the Lutheran Swabians and translated a 550-page
primary-source-records compilation, Illschestie, A Rural Community
in Bukovina, published in 1993. Her articles have appeared in German
and American periodicals. She is affiliated and active in number of allied
organizations, including the Bukovina Society of the Americas; Wandering
Volhynien, Vancouver, British Columbia; the Historischer Verein-Wolhynien,
Wiesentheid, Germany, and the Federation of Eastern European Family History
Societies, and is on the editorial board of the journal of the American
Historical Society of Germans from Russia. There are other village or
family-centered Bukovina researchers, to whom she refers inquiries.
I would be happy to correspond as time permits with others about the
Lewis County Bukovinian settlers (please enclose a self-addressed, stamped
envelope). My address is, 1620 Ethridge Ave. N.E., Olympia, WA 98506-3419.
My telephone number is (360) 357-8563.
BUKOVINA GERMAN SURNAMES AND THEIR VILLAGES OF ORIGIN
- Pagar (born in Dorna Watra)
- Sesserman (born in Suczawa)
- BUKOVINA, village unknown (Married to Illischestie women)
Irmgard Hein-Ellingson who, for the past seven years, has told me that
this story of the Lewis County Bukovina Germans needs to be told. She has
helped me significantly with the Bukovina background.
Interviews with descendants of settlers.
1889 Territorial Census and 1892 State Census of Lewis County, Washington.
1900, 1910, 1920 Federal Census Schedules of Lewis County, WA.
Declaration of Intentions filed in the Superior Court of Lewis County,
Washington, records now deposited at the Southwest Branch, Washington State
Archives, Olympia, WA.
Washington State Death Index; obituaries and other articles in area
LDS Family History Library microfilms, #0038957 and #0038958.
Lutheran baptism, confirmation, marriage and death records of various
Records of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Chehalis, WA.
Records of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Winlock, Washington.
The History of Lewis County, Lewis County Historical
Society, Chehalis, Washington, 1985.
Research Guide to German-American Genealogy, German Interest
Group, Minnesota Genealogical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota; 1991.
Hein-Ellingson, Irmgard -- The Bukovina Germans in Kansas:
A 200-Year History of the Lutheran Swabians; 1987, Fort Hays State
University, Hays, Kansas.
-- Illischestie, A Rural Community in Bukovina, 1993.
Ramsey, Guy Reed, Postmarked Washington, Lewis & Cowlitz
Counties, Lewis County Historical Society, Chehalis, Washington, 1978.
Schmidt, Alvin J., Fraternal Organizations, 1980, The
Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut.
Tiller, Priscilla, The Wooden Bench; 1991, Fernwood
Press, Adna, Washington.
Welisch, Sophie A., Bukovina Villages/Towns/Cities and Their
Germans; 1990, Bukovina Society of the Americas, Ellis, Kansas.
About the Author
Mary Lee Rose, a resident of Olympia, Washington, is a member of the
Bukovina Society of the Americas (Ellis, Kansas), the Lewis County
Historical Society (Chehalis, Washington), the Pacific County Historical
Society (South Bend, Washington), the Olympia (Washington) Genealogical
Society and the Washington State Genealogical Society. She has written
articles on the Lewis County Bukovina Germans for the Lewis County
Historical Society and The Bukovina Institute of Augsburg, Germany,
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