Weekly History: August 30th – Sept 5th

August 30th 1866 - Born - Margaret K STEARNS - Margaret is my great-great-grandmother on my father's side. She was born in Württemberg, Germany. In 1891, she married Frank F BRAATZ, Sr. She passed away in 1943 in Ashland, Ashland Co., Wisconsin. September 1st 1832 - Died - Phillipus Jacobus … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday: Richard & Irene

This is a photo of my grandfather, Richard Zalewski, and his older sister, Irene (Zalewski) Lutzenberger. I'm guessing it is sometime in the mid-1920s, since Richard looks to be 4-6 years old. … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

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Weekly History: August 23rd-29th

Another slow week and another selection of French-Canadians, except one. August 23rd 1785 - Born - Catherine CLOUTIER - Catherine is my 5th-great-grandmother on my mother's side. She was born at Baie-du-Febvre, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada. She married Antoine Robidas MANSEAU in 1805 and had 10 … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday: Maurice and sisters

This is a photo of my great-grandfather, Maurice Corrigan, with three of his sisters. From left to right (as it is noted): Lenore, Clarice, Ethel and Sadie. It also looks like my grandfather, Richard Zalewski, in the back on the bench. I'm not sure what year this is, but it seems to be sometime in … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: August 19th

Wordless Wednesday

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Weekly History: August 16th-22nd

This is a slow week in my family history. Mostly just French-Canadian history and only on three of the days. August 17th 1715 - Died - Julien Lesieur dit DUHAIME - Julien is my 8th-great-grandfather on my mother's side. He was born about 1679. He married Simone BLANCHET in 1701. He passed away … [Read more...]

Surname Saturday: THOMPSON

THOMPSON is probably the most common surname in my ancestry. When I say "most common" I don't mean that it shows up the most. I mean that's the most "common" surname. Trying to search for THOMPSON is much more difficult than searching for ZALEWSKI due to the amount of names I get in return. I always … [Read more...]