I'm Rudolph C. Onasch's only grandson, Tim. Grandpa Rudy (as we knew him) was born in New Castle, PA in 1897 and died in 1983. He had numerous siblings, most of which I never met as they all passed on either before I was born (1953 in Cleveland, OH) or while I was an infant. One of his older brothers, Julius, served with Grandpa Rudy in the U.S. Army during WWI. Maybe another older brother, Paul, served in WWI, too? The only ones I have any recollection of were Carl (the youngest, born in 1901 and died of cancer around 1961), Agnes (died in the late 50's) and Rose (Mrs. Howard Davies, born in 1895 in New Castle and died in Florence, SC in 1986). Many of Grandpa's siblings were born in or near Danzig, Prussia (now Gdansk, Poland) prior to the arrival of that branch of the Onasch family to New Castle around 1890 or so. I believe my G-grandfather's name was Carl. Some of his siblings also came over to the States in the 1890's as well, settling first in Buffalo, NY and then branching out to various states in the Midwest as a few of you have already mentioned. So I presume we're all cut from the same family tree. If any of you have any more precise info, i.e., the exact year of arrival to the U.S. or more precise data on G-grandpa Carl and his siblings, or Grandpa Rudy and his siblings (especially the older ones like Julius, Paul, Frank, and a couple of females (names unknown to me) born in the Old Country), please let me know. This is really a great forum for finding out about our family's roots. Take care and write soon.
BTW, I currently reside in Alexandria, VA and do Civil War reenactments as a hobby. Hence, my nickname: Cpl. Pickles.