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I present to you a Genealogy Trading Card for my fearless great-grandmother whom I've yet to feature in this inspirational series inspired by +Lisa Alzo's, The Accidental Genealogist. The main reason I neglected Mollie Bogdanow is that I know very little about her. She was born in 1886 in Austria-Hungary. According to her death certificate, she died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Houston, Texas on February 23, 1952. My mother was less than four years old at the time and has little recollection of her grandmother. Mollie immigrated to the US sometime around 1900-1902 (1920 and 1930 US Census respectively). She married my great-grandfather Abe Bogdanow in 1911 in New York. He was an upholster. The lived in the city at least until 1915, where they appear on the State Census living on Amsterdam Avenue. In 1920 they relocated their young family to Jersey City, New Jersey. They parented two children, Gwen and Morris (my grandfather). They moved to Texas around 1943, I assume to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Mollie's native language was German. She spoke English with a strong accent, but read and wrote English well. She had a reputation of being an excellent cook. According to my uncle Larry she went away from home at a young age to study to be a chef.