genealogy records of mildred herink buethe
Mildred's mother was Rose Stepan Herink and Rose's mother was Antonie Vasik Stepan. The Stepan and Vasik families came from Moravia. Here's a photo of Joe & Antonie with their family; Joe & Antonie came in 1893 with 7 children; the youngest, Regina, was 11 months old at the time. this photo was taken in 1904, 11 years after they left Moravia.
This map is of Photo Nove Mesto and and shows their home villages of Kuklik and Konikov.
Here is the ship's list for when the Stepan family came to America in 1893.
a poignant letter from back home, sent with a picture
written in 1910 and not delivered until 1912
Millie thinks they were family friends, but they may have been related.