Minnie Balod arrived in the United States in 1914 aboard the S.S. Dominion. She married fellow Latvian Baptist Karl Pawelkop in 1916. By the time of the 1920 U.S. census, the couple had moved to 3924 Parrish St. in Philadelphia and had an almost 3-year-old son, Oswald. Also at that address were Max and Carolina Klaische and their son Edward (born in Virginia), their daughter Evelyn Beck and granddaughter Pauline Beck, as well as Otto and Philomena Leike. Minnie Pawelkop died in 1951 in Florida.