The Goldade Family History with Memories of the Village Selz and Russia

Die Geschichte der Familie Goldade mit Erinnerungen an das Dorf Selz und an Rußland

By Peter Goldade

Xlibris Corporation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2002, 415 pages, softcover, English and German text.

On the book jacket appears the following text: "The Goldade Family History with Memories of the Village Selz and Russia, provides historical information about the remarkable journey of the origin of the Goldate/Goldade family and the family name. The book contains: family genealogical charts, historical data tracing the author's ancestors' migration from Germany to Russia, memoirs from Goldade family members who, after World War II were deported to Stalin's Siberian prisons and finally, the story of the journey of the author's grandparents' migration from Russia to the United States. All of the date for the family records was retrieved from authenticated archival documents from Germany, Russia and the United States. The Goldade Family History with Memories of the Village of Selz and Russia, is a compelling account of the extraordinary individuals and families who shaped the Goldate/Goldade family.

About the author:

Peter Goldade, was born in North Dakota and reared on his grandfather's homestead. He served three years in the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant in Radio and Communications. He was employed for thirty-four years by a major U.S. Aerospace firm as a Sales Marketing Manager. Upon his retirement, he began to devote more time to one of his hobbies - genealogy. His quest for knowledge of his family's lineage has spanned many years and nations. In his search for the family roots, his travels have taken him to Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia. The information obtained from this research, meeting long lost relatives and his journeys end to the creation of this book, and his other books, The Jundt Family History, The Migler Family History, and Our Relatives: The Persecuted.

The book includes maps, photographs, genealogical charts and other documents.

Catholic Church of the Assumption, Selz, Russia, built about 1901.
Due to the Communists intolerance of churches, the Church of the Assumption in Selz is now in ruins. Photograph by Peter Goldade, 1997.
Typical style of house that the German built in the village of Selz. Photograph by Peter Goldade, 1997.
(left to right): Magdalena Goldade Schneider, Rosa Bartle Goldade, and Berta Goldade Braum. Photograph taken in the Urals, Siberia, Russia, 1956.
Edmund Goldade's painting of a typical Russian Gulag. This was representative of the type of prison where Edmund and his fellow countrymen were imprisoned in Siberia.
Gottlieb Goldade Family (left to right): Gottlief, Anton, Clara, and Magdalena; standing: Balthasar; sitting in center: John; infant is Anna. Family photograph, 1904.

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