Oral History Interview Form

Andrew Johs


1. Today's date: 9 October 1994
2. Your name: Andrew Johs
3. Present address: Available upon request to Michael Miller
4. Phone number with area code: Available upon request to Michael Miller
5. Date of birth including month, day and year: 10 December 1909
6. Place of birth: Napoleon, North Dakota
7. Father's name: Johann Johns
8. Father's date of birth (including month, day and year) and place of birth: 3 November 3 1879 - Kleinliebental, Russia
9. Mother's name and maiden name: Johanna Schwartzenberger
10. Mother's date of birth (including month, day and year) and place of birth: 20 February 20 1884 - Elsass, Russia
11. Name of village in South Russia or Bessarabia of your father's ancestors: Kleinliebental, Russia
12. Name of village in South Russia or Bessarabia of your mother's ancestors: Elsass, Russia
13. Your occupation: Farmer
14. Father's occupation: Farmer
15. Mother's occupation: Housewife
16. Other information you feel is important: Johann Johs came along to America all by himself leaving his parents, Andrew Johs and Helen Molsom (wife); brothers, George and Jacob; and sisters Anastana and Behata (Bea). Johann was 21 years old and because of the Russian Army he came to the U.S. He left Bremen Germany on 2 October 1900 on the ship Kosserin Maria Theresia. He arrived at the port of New York City on 11 October 1900. He traveled to Aberdeen, South Dakota on 23 November 1904.

Johanna Schwartzenberger, Napoleon, North Dakota. They homesteaded section 34-134-73 in Weigel Township at Napoleon.

Revised October, 1996.


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