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About this Collection

Jakob (Jacob) Petrovich Ochsner and his wife Klara (Clara nee Irmschler) and their grown children, Arnold, Frederick, Victor, Lucia, and Eugene, were forced to leave Ukraine in 1920 to escape arrest and persecution during the upheaval of the Communist Revolution which began in 1917. Their story, as well as the family history, is represented in the items in this collection.

Years Covered
  • c. 1890 - 1970