Emma Naschinski was born about 1887 in Kunchengut, Kreis Osterode, East Prussia, a daughter of Johann Naschinski and Marie Rettkowski. Around 1900 the family relocated to the mining areas of Gelsenkirchen and Bochum. In 1904, Emma's father emigrated to the United States and then to Frank, Alberta, Canada. In 1911 Emma's brother Wilhelm joined Johann in Canada. Emma's mother and sisters followed to Canada in 1912, and the family group migrated down to Springfield, Illinois. In 1923, Emma's sister, Marie Naschinski Augustine followed the family to the US. Emma was the only family member who remained in Germany.
Emma was married to Gustav Waschkowski. It is believed that their children were named Willie, Hans, and Marie. There may also have been a girl named Martha. We believe that Marie married a man from Holland. Nothing else is known about Emma's children, except that her son Willie corresponded with the family in the USA.
Emma Naschinski Waschkowski died 14 Jul 1951 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. I would like to exchange photos and family information with any of Emma's descendants. I am a descendant of Wilhelm Naschinski. Thanks,