Weekly History: Nov 29th – Dec 5th

November 30th

1854 – Married – Jean Joseph Desire DEBROUX & Marie Desiree LOOD – Desire and Desiree (as they were known) are my 3rd-great-grandparents on my mother’s side. They were both born in Piétrebais, Walloon Brabant, Wallonia, Belgium.  They married in Belgium before immigrating to central Wisconsin. They had 7 children, including my ancestor Joseph DEBROUX. Desire and Desiree both died in 1912 and are buried in Norwood, Langlade Co., Wisconsin.

There is not a lot of history in my family for this week, so I leave you with an interesting story about tracking down lost Civil War burial locations in my local paper.

About Brian Zalewski

I started genealogy research about mid-1999. My grandfather had passed away in April of that year. Since then I’ve done a lot of research not only for myself, but for friends and other relatives. In 2006, I married the love of my life, Darcy, and welcomed the birth of our daughter, Aerissa Jean, in 2010 and our son, Xander Lee, in 2012. I can’t wait to tell them stories about all of their ancestors.

Additional Resources

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Tip: Searching Milwaukee Newspapers

If you have any ancestors that lived in the Greater Milwaukee area from 1884-2007, you’re in luck. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s website has access to search and view newspapers from its history, specifically: The Milwaukee Journal from 1884-1995 Milwaukee Sentinel from 1909-1995 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from 1995-2007 It’s a great collection of news and information […]