My grandfather's death card, George Muschitz, born January 16, 1842, in Dragatusch, Austria, died October 24, 1929, in Westphalia, Iowa (USA), when I was 2. My mother, Matilda, was his youngest child of 13. Mary, his wife, born in Iowa, died in 1917. George is listed as a Pioneer in Shelby County, Iowa. The name was changed to Musich in 1950. Harlan,Iowa, county records depositary, is full of Musich's. All I know is George fled Austria under a load of hay to escape army draft, about 1860 maybe. I am 83.
Ruth Kenkel Johnson