Heritage Gateways

Official Sesquicentennial K-12 Education Project
sponsored by the Utah State Board of Education, the BYU-Public School Partnership and the Utah Education Network

Pioneer Student Work

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Pioneers: Wilhelm and Dorthea Hommes (Jacob - 4th Grade)

Meet my grandparents or Oma and Opa. They lived in Germany through the World War II. They lost their home as it was bombed. It was hard to find jobs in Germany after the war. They came to America in 1955. They came to Utah. My grandparents wanted to five their children a better life. I picked my grandparents because they had courage, self-reliance, and adventure, and they had to sacrifice to leave their home.