Gray Wool Sweater

In Attire

When my great great grandfather, Philip Gehres, was a young child, he lived in Brettenheim, Germany. In 1848, my his family decided to emigrate from Germany to the United States. The sweater that is pictured was given to my father, Tony Gehres, in 1960 when he was two years old by Toni Fischbacher, who lived in Germany and had my grandfather as a foreign exchange student. In the photograph, my dad is standing in front of the house where Philip Gehres once lived while my dad is wearing the sweater from Germany.

Place(s): Breittenheim, Germany
Year: 1848

– Lillian Gehres

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more