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Joseph and Mary (Vlavitsch) Matschi Family

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Collection John T. Matschi
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Description Gelatin print on cardstock of the Joseph and Mary (Vlavitsch) Matschi Family.
Year Range from 1917
Event Mexican Border 1916
Year range to 1917
Medium Photographic Paper/Cardstock
Notes Group photograph of the Joseph and Mary (Vlavitsch) Matschi Family. Joseph sits at right, his wife Mary sits at left; son Frank and daughter Johanna "Jennie" stand at far left. Standing in back from left to right are John T.; Joseph; and Wenzel. Mary stands at far right.
Jacob Matschi was born in Bohemia about 1864. He married Mary Vlavitsch, who was also born in Bohemia about 1867. Their oldest son John Thomas was born there in 1892. The family immigrated to the US in 1894 and settled in Oshkosh. Jacob worked for Paine Lumber Co. in Oshkosh. The couple had six more children, all born in Oshkosh.. Taken in 1917 when John and Wenzel returned from the Mexican Border War (note the Mexican Border Service Medals) and just prior to their leaving for World War I.
Johann Thomas Matschi was born in Austria on January 4, 1892, the son of Joseph and Mary (Vlavitsch) Matschi. The family immigrated to the United States in 1894 and settled in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. John enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard June 1, 1911. He was promoted to 2nd Corporal on May 31, 1914 and promoted to Sergeant on July 24, 1916. He served in Texas during the Mexican Border War 1916-1917. He was transferred to Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division in August 1917. He attended Officer's Candidate School in France from December 1, 1917 to March 14, 1918. He was promoted to Mess Sergeant on September 25, 1918. He returned to Oshkosh after World War I, married Mary M. Youngwirth and worked for Paine Lumber Company. He died in Oshkosh in September 1972.
Wenzel Matschi was born in Oshkosh, WI on September 25, 1897, the son of Joseph and Mary (Vlavitsch) Matschi. He enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard on June 12, 1916. He served in Texas during the Mexican Border War 1916. He was transferred to Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division in August 1917. He was promoted to Private First Class. He returned to Oshkosh after World War I.
Object ID P1935.27.10
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Matschi, John T.
Matschi, Wenzel
Matschi, Joseph, Jr.
Matschi, Joseph
Matschi, Mary
Matschi, Frank
Matschi, Mary Vlavitsch
Matschi, Johanna "Jennie"
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 9.5" x 14.5"
Subjects Group photographs
Male
World War I
150th Machine Gun Battalion
Soldiers
42nd Division
Families
Mexican Border War
2nd Wisconsin National Guard
Immigrants
German-Americans
Title Joseph and Mary (Vlavitsch) Matschi Family
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