Neil Marks

AncientFaces Member since Dec 22, 2002

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

Neil's Photos

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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Neil Marks Per Elma Marks, her parents Henry Roth and Christina Schwabenland arrived in America on November, 1907, on the "Saxonia". Ship record located on www.ancestry.com; date of arrival is 11/12/1907; Henry stated that the couple was sponsored by his brother "Conrad Rot'(Anna's brother-in-law) at time of arrival. The ages listed for the couple when they arrived: Henry was 25 and Anna age 23. No children traveling with them. (name on ship's list also spelled as "Rot", not Roth) Per Ancestry:(note misspelling of first name) Kondocet Schwabenland Arrival Date: 22 Nov 1907 Age: 24 years Estimated Birth Year: 1883 Gender: Male Ethnic Background: German Port of Departure: Liverpool, England Ship Name: Saxonia Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts Friend's Name: August Schwabenland Last Residence: Russia Birthplace: Denesowska, Russia Microfilm Roll Number: 118 When Henry first arrived in Fresno, he worked in a Cooperage (was a 'bander') and rented a home until their house was built on 6th Street in Fresno. Around 1918, Henry traded this house for a ranch located in Kerman,Fresno Co., Ca. Per 1920 US Census, Fresno Ca: Roth, Henry M 37 Head Russia 1907 Vinland Precinct Roth, Anna F 34 Wife Russia 1907 Vinland Precinct Roth, Henry M 9 Son born California Vinland Precinct Roth, 'Alma' D 2 8/12 born CA Schwabenland, Mary mother-in-law, 60 widowed speaks German in household; came over in 1907 Per 1930 US Census, Fresno, CA: Henry 47 married at age 24 born in Russia Anna 44 wife 21 Russia Henry J. 14 Elma H. 13 Helen L. 4 5/12 Schwabenland, Mary 70 widowed mother-in-law Living 4 doors away was Conrad Winter (age 54) and his wife Katherine (age 43)
Mar 02, 2006 · posted to the surname Roth
Neil Marks DOUGH: Make any regular yeast dough to put filling into. Dough should be about 1/4 inch thick; cut into big square pieces. FILLING: 2 1/2 lbs. cooked beef; 1 1/2 lbs. ground round, saute until it turns color. Set Aside. 9 quarts of cabbage, sliced; 4 quarts of onions, diced. Saute onions first in 1/4 cup of Wesson oil for 10 minutes. Add cabbage to onions, saute another 10 minutes more. Remove from fire, mix meats with cabbage mix. Salt and pepper to taste. Put mixture onto each dough square, fold over and pinch together. 'Brush' top with egg. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes about 30 beerocks.
Dec 01, 2002 · posted to the surname Marks
Neil Marks 3 lbs. crossrib roast cut-up 2 or 3 potatoes per person 1/2 cup celery 1 large onion 4 carrots, cut up 1 bay leaf salt & pepper to taste brown roast on both sides, saute onion after meat is browned thru..add 1 qt. hot water, onion, celery, carrots, bay leaf, salt & pepper. Cook approximately 1 hour. Put roast in shallow pan, cut potatoes lengthwise and put on top of meat, pour broth and vegetables over potatoes and meat. Put into hot oven and brown until potatoes and meat are done.
Dec 01, 2002 · posted to the surname Marks
Neil Marks 3 eggs, 1 cup buttermilk, 1 tsp soda, 1 tsp salt, 1 tablespoon sugar, 3 cups flour, 6 tablespoons melted butter. Beat eggs 1 minute. Mix soda into milk, pour into beaten eggs, then beat 1 minute. Sift dry ingredients and add to first mixture slowly. Add melted butter and mix well. Let set 4 hours. Roll on floured board 1/4 inch thick. Cut into strips 4in. by 2in., slit in middle. Deep fry until light golden brown.
Dec 01, 2002 · posted to the surname Roth
Neil Marks Fill a kettle 3/4 full of water, add pinch of salt. Peel and cut into quarters 2 medium potatoes, and add to the water. When water has reached a rolling boil, cut and add the following dough: cook until potatoes are done. DOUGH: 2 1/2 cups of flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 egg, about 1/2 cup of water. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Mix with a spoon until the dough forms, then knead to completely mix. Dough will be very stiff. Cut small pieces with a knife and drop into boiling water. The dough is done when potatoes are tender. Pour off water and brown slightly in melted butter. Serve with sweet butter or gravy. Serves 4 people.
Dec 01, 2002 · posted to the surname Roth
Neil Marks 6 eggs, 6 tbs. heavy sweet cream, 1 tbs.salt, 1 tbs. sugar Beat all together. Add enough flour for stiff dough. Roll dough paper thin. Cut dough into 6 x 8 in. strips. Cut 2 slashes in each and twist. Fry in deep fat on both sides until light brown. Drain on wax paper. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Dec 01, 2002 · posted to the surname Marks