Daily Archives: November 23, 2017

Elsa Schafer 1912 Passport, 23 November 1917 Declaration of Intention, 1918 Alien Registration Card and Resident Permit

My Grandma Elsa Schaefer, who was born in Grossgartach, Germany in 1895, came by herself to America in 1912 when she was 17 years old. One of the things I’m thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day is a brave young … Continue reading

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