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Sean Fisher

Joined:April 15 2011 (5 years ago)
Genealogy surnames I am researching:Langer (Aalborg, Denmark) and Langer (Bruntal area, Austria; now Czech Republic); the textile factory that the Langers of Aalborg managed (Hasseris area); and why the Bruntal-to-Aalborg migration

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Sean Fisher My great great grandfather, Joseph Langer (1866-c1946), was born in the Bruntal area of Austria (now Czech Republic). At sometime in the 1880s, he migrated to Aalborg, Denmark. In about 1889, he emigrated to the U.S., and settled in Philadelphia, working as a carpenter. It is in Philadelphia that he met his wife, Johanna Carlson (1867-1901), of Bjorketorp, Goteborgs och Bohus Ian, Vastergotland, Sweden, who had emigrated to Aalborg in 1890, and to U.S. (Philadelphia) also possibly in 1890. They were married in Philadelphia on March 23, 1892. They had one child, a son, Joseph Charles Langer, born January 18, 1893. Johanna died in Philadelphia on January 6, 1901, and is buried at Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn (suburb of Philadelphia). Following Johanna's death, Joseph and son return to Aalborg, and return to Philadelphia in August 1902. Sometime in 1903 or 1904, they both return to Aalborg again. Son Joseph C. is educated in Aalborg. In October 1911, son Joseph C. (age 18) returns to Philadelphia, and father Joseph remains in Aalborg, never to return to U.S. as a resident. Son Joseph C. is a U.S. soldier and musician in WWI between 1917-1918. After the war, he becomes an accountant. He marries and has 2 daughters. He died on July 20, 1984, and he and his wife are buried next to his mother at Hillside Cemetery. His father, Joseph, remains in Aalborg, and becomes Director of a textile factory in which the Langer family has been associated with since ca. 1880s. Joseph remarries in 1913, and has 2 daughters from this marriage. In 1921, after the birth of Joseph C.'s 1st child (my grandmother), father Joseph visits his son's family in Philadelphia. He returns in 1936 when Joseph C.'s 1st child turns 16, and returns again in 1937. Family history notes that son Joseph C. made several transatlantic voyages to visit his father in Aalborg in the 1920s and 1930s. During WWII, father and son could not visit each other. In summer 1946, son Joseph C. makes his final voyage to Aalborg to visit his father. Family history notes that father Joseph Langer died sometime later in 1946 (possibly December), but our side of the family has no record of that death.
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