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Townhall of Birthplace Michelstadt, Germany *since 1484
Please click on pic to Company KOZIOL
Look where I’m from
On top my Grandparents:
(Rittmeister - Cavalry Captain)
Nov. 8, 1878 - † Jan. 15, 1947
and Sophie Stracke
May 19, 1888 - † May 22, 1970
* Sitting on the Bench: *
My Great Grand Parents:
Johann Friedrich Mueller
(Baeckermeister - Master Baker)
and Great Grand Mother
Katharina Mueller, born Schuck
3 Stracke Girls
(My Mother) Gertrud
Oma Sophie Stracke, born Mueller
Cavalry Captain Johannes Stracke
Oma Sophie Stracke
and her first-born
Oma Johanna Koziol, born Schuck
Master Potter Bernhard Koziol
1907 She had to wear a black
wedding dress because she was
pregnant with Bernhard jr.
Portrait from happy days:
Bernhard Josef Koziol
My Godmother † Jan. 5. 1958
Oma Johanna Koziol and Baby Johanna
(yup, that would be me)
The company’s unique history is closely linked to
the Koziol family.
In 1912, the father of founder Bernhard Koziol
established the Erbach craft pottery;
in 1927 Bernhard opened his own ivory carving workshop.
History traces the evolution of the three-man enterprise into
the successful firm it is today
Potter Grandpa † March 1928
Opa Bernhard Josef Koziol sr.
on a turn table, ca. 1905
in St. Anaberg, Silesia
A very accomplished
who worked for Royalties
and developed a distinctive
UNIQUE style and over glaze.
To this date nobody
is able to copy it.
1927 / 28
On November 27th 1927, 19-year-old
has his ivory carving business registered.
At the workbench beside the iron stove he creates
classical floral and animal motifs in ivory.
(Picture: B.K. on the right)
Father's ID / Pass as certified
of the Chamber of Trade/Crafts
Sept. 29th 1938
One of the FIRST injection molding machines
Extended factory in Michelstadt,
(looks more like a Sanatorium)
with the boss' Volkswagen Beetle
in front, flowers everywhere...
ca. 1940 On top left...
my mother on the steps of the Michelstadt factory
Sister: Edith, *May 5, 1938
Brother: Bernhard jr.
*Oct. 23, 1940 † Nov. 16, 1998
Mother Gertrud Koziol, son Bernhard and first born Edith
New arrival: Johanna
‘Ouch, now we have to share!’
Here came Baby Johanna
Edith's First Communion 1947
A 3rd girl, Rita,
Shame on me
I have no picture
I hope she will
send me one
1952 One is missing here
still in Mother’s belly
Check out the tag: American Hessen 79-4720
Father Koziol in his new 1952 Mercedes 300 Convertible
There were just 2 of them in Germany
and one was the German Chancellor's,
the so called ADENAUER-Mercedes
All 5 have arrived * Christmas 1952
All ‘in the Family’
My 1st Communion
Carnival Feb 1950
I was a Hungarian Girl
Yep, I went to school too! Find me?
Oil Painting Father 1955
(Master Ivory Carver)
*May 30, 1908 † Nov. 9, 1996
Gertrud Koziol, born Stracke
*March 16, 1915 † June 21, 1998
Koziol Agents in front of the Company Building
(I remember them all)
Bust B. Koziol
Copper B. Koziol
Did you know that the "Snow Globe" / Dream Globe®
was invented and developed in Germany by my father,
Bernhard Koziol Sr. the Ivory Carver?
<---- This is my sister Edith
being Carnival Princess
The Koziol Mercedes in Fastnacht / Carnival Parade, carrying the Prince and Princess 1959
Carnival in my Hometown
Meeting of Agents and the 'Boss' - approx. 1964
... they also loved to party!
From left to right around the table:
Rolf Fath (my hubby to be) *1943 † 1977
Mr. & Mrs. Knapp; Richard Fath † 1971; my mother Gertrud † 1996;
Gretel Fath (my mother-in-law) † 2008; Ellen Fath; Mr. Frey;
my sister Edith, and our 'pearl-maid' Sophie.
Bernhard Koziol sr. (highly amused) in the back.
Johanna & Bernhard jr.
admiring the new Beetle Volkswagen 1951
To the Future
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Andy Warhol meets Koziol
Johanna & Father, admiring -
"Hooray-finally"- another brother & SON
because we already were 3 girls and only
one 'heir to the Throne'.
Stephan's arrival 1952
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