Weekly History: July 12th – 18th

July 12th 1879 - Born - Minnie M (MUHM) VAN PRICE - Minnie is my great-great-grandmother on my mother's side. She was born in Wisconsin. She married Peter VAN PRICE in about 1895 and had 6 children, including my great-grandmother, Mildred (VAN PRICE) DEBROUX. She died on 6 Jul 1959 at Port … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday: Firmenich Girls

This is a photo of the 3 youngest daughters of Mathias & Pauline (THOMPSON) FIRMENICH; Ida, Edna, and Claire. As it is noted, I'm assuming this photo was taken in the Summer of 1912, which would be two years after the death of their mother, Pauline. It was probably taken in the Ashland/Sanborn, … [Read more...]

Any German Transcribers Out There?

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I have found what I think is the passenger list for my 4th-great-grandparents (found via my 3rd-great-grandfather, Mathias FIRMENICH.) They had it transcribed as Fermainz, which is does look like, but I can see FIRMENICH in it also. Now, a lot of things match up. The list is from April 22, 1847, … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: July 8th

[ Photo in personal possession of Mary Jane Zalewski ] … [Read more...]

Tombstone Tuesday: Maria BRAATZ

Maria Braatz

I have a new headstone for today. Thanks to Steph F at Find-a-Grave, I now have a photo of the headstone of my 3rd-great-grandmother, Maria BRAATZ. I had run across the info from a transcription of a few cemeteries in Waupaca County, Wisconsin. She is buried at Little Wolf Cemetery in Manawa, … [Read more...]

New DeBroux Info and Some Belgium Questions

Just spent some time today browsing around random Dutch and Belgian websites looking for that one clue to break open some information. I have listed that my 3rd-great-grandparents, Desire and Desiree DeBroux (that's a mouthful), were both born in Belgium. It specifically lists it as Brussels, … [Read more...]

Weekly History: July 5th-11th

July 5th 1903 - Born - Mildred Vida VAN PRICE - Mildred is my great-grandmother on my mother's side. She was born in Hutchins, Shawano Co., Wisconsin. In 1921, she married my great-grandfather, Leon DEBROUX. She passed away in 1994, so I was able to get to know her a little bit. July … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday

This is a photo of my grandparents, Richard & Mary Jane (Corrigan) ZALEWSKI from August 1947. … [Read more...]