Martinkus was my maternal grandfather's birth name. Sauka was my maternal grandmother's maiden name. They immigrated to Massachusetts from the village of Luokė, in Telšiai County. This site documents everything I've learned on this life changing expedition.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Google Maps

All evidence points to this small town (village?), Luokė in Lithuania. The strongest evidence I have are WW One and WW Two draft registration cards, completed when Grampy Martin registered for those drafts as a young man. I went up on Google Maps and grabbed this screen shot. Someday I'd love to visit!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Six Word Memoir Tribute

I remember from afar. My history.

Barbara "Bessie" Sauka Martinkus holding my big sister and her namesake, Barbara