Biographies

The following documents are rich with information and family stories.

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Joseph and Frances Golla, by August Golla
Tells the fascinating story of how Joseph and Frances Golla emigrated to America at different times, then found each other in America thanks to a postman that recognized their names.  Also contains many other family details and stories.

Joseph and Frances Golla, by Joanna Orsie Gurneau
Contains another version of the Coming to America story, along with many other details and Golla family stories.

My Grampaw – Memories of Grandpa Golla, by Helen Hawk Metz
Memories of Joseph Golla by Helen Hawk Metz, an grand daughter of Joseph and Frances Golla.

Decision to Come to America, by Chuck Dennis
Another version of the emigration story of Joseph and Frances Golla.

Autobiography, by Joanna Orsie Gurneau – Part 1 (15 MB)
Autobiography, by Joanna Orsie Gurneau – Part 2 (15 MB)
Stories from the life of Joanna Gurneau, a grand daughter of Joseph and Frances Golla.