Neil Marks

AncientFaces Member since May 23, 2015

About: The relatives & ancestors of Walter Marks/Markus and Elma Harriet Roth. Both families are of Volga-German descent, migrating to the U.S. in the late 1800's/early 1900's. Walter's family was from the village of Lauwe, while Elma's family was from Straub. Both villages were in the Samara Providence, and located along the Volga River. Walter's family name was originally "Markus", but his father legally changed it to "Marks" in the early 1920's. Both families settled in Fresno, Ca, living very fruitful and product lives. About 80,000 Volga-Germans migrated to Fresno, bringing their traditions and custons with them. For more information on the Volga-Germans in this area, you can contact the Central California Chapter of AHSGR ([external link]). They have extensive records and family genealogies that can be researched for free.

Researching: Roth, Schwabenland, Herman, Kerner, Marks, Winter, Lehman, Steitz, Scheidt, Freund, Markus, Karle, Rube, Seyer, Schlier

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Laynie's graduation day, photo taken with her teacher, Miss Ippolito.
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Mother/Daughter tea at Presentation High School...Neil was a "server"!
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Elma and son, Neil Marks
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Elma Harriet Roth, at the family farm in Kerman, Fresno Co., CA. Elma was the daughter of Heinrich Johann Roth and Anna Schwabenland Roth.
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Grandparents of Neil Marks, Henry Roth and Anna Schwabenland Roth. Photo taken at their ranch in Kerman, Fresno Co., CA. Parents of Henry, Elma & Helen Roth.
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Neil Marks with his Godmother and Aunt, Helen L. Roth. Taken in the Marks' family yard, Fresno, CA.
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Father & son on the beach at the Santa Cruz boardwalk - the Marks yearly vacation.
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Dinner with Aunt Ethel Marks Swegle, Walter Marks' sister, at her diner/bar in Walnut Creek, CA
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