Archive for July 5th, 2018

Martin Stephan Family and Emigration

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Historically the Stephan family, traceable back to the middle ages in Austria, was always fleeing from something–most of all religious strife and oppression.
The young orphaned Martin left his boyhood home of Stramberg, situated close to the Eastern border of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. With its rolling hills and citizens with flat Czech intonation, Stramberg was […]