Tuesday, May 6, 2014

52 Ancestors - Theresa Vlack

It's been a little while since I've worked on my family tree much less posted on my blog.  I just haven't found anyone that I wanted to write about until this little mystery appeared on my tree.

Theresa Vlack was the wife of my 1st cousin 4x removed.  I usually don't do much research into the wives or husbands of non direct relatives, but I was curious with this one.

Theresa was born in Austria in 1885 and arrived in the United States in the year 1900.  4 years later she would marry Frank Engerman. I next find her in the Massachusetts 1910 census, but then I cannot find Frank or Theresa anywhere else. Their youngest son Anthony was born in 1914, so they at least lived until that year.  In the 1920 census their 3 living children, Jacob, Alice and Anthony are all living with aunts and uncles.  Jacob and Alice with one family and Anthony with the other.  The only conclusion I can come up with is that Frank and Theresa passed away, but I'm surprised I can't find anything about it. Also, I can't imagine the children being separated... how devastating for them it must have been.