Before I begin posting more photographs of family, I thought it would be nice to give a little background history of who you will be looking at. First my father’s side…
My paternal grandfather immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1926. He was sponsored by Zweigle Brothers and worked for them for several years. In 1940 he bought a home on Garfield Street in the city of Rochester. Our family lived 3 generations in that house.
My paternal grandmother is descended from Palatine Germans who immigrated to America in the early 18th Century. They settled on the Robert Livingston Manor near present day Albany, New York and later moved to Rensselaerwyck, New York. Eventually they settled in the Penn Yan area and then Rochester in the early 20th century.
Any more detail than that and I suspect your eyes will glaze over, so I will just tell the rest of the story a little at a time with photographs.
Butchers, Zweigel Bros., c.1930
Zwigel Brothers was located at 214 Joseph Avenue. This photo was most likely taken at 212 Joseph Avenue. My grandfather is standing second from left.