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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.

Listen to the Story

Interviews of family were collected in the fall of 2016 and include stories about the journey to America and family traditions.

Description of Clip Description of Clip
Years Covered
  • 1882-2013
Topics Covered
  • Lorem Ipsum
  • Lorem Ipsum
  • Lorem Ipsum
  • Lorem Ipsum
Names Covered
  • Ochsner
  • Irmschler
Colony of Origin
  • Turtle Island
Collection Includes
  • Photographs
  • Official Documents
  • Periodicals
  • Correspondence
  • Oral History