Tombstone Tuesday: Ignatius Szulta

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Today's headstone is that of my 3rd great-grandfather, Ignatius SZULTA. If you think his name is unique, you should see his wife's name, Nepomuncema SYLDAKT. Talk about a mouthful. My polish isn't very good, but I'm pretty sure his surname is pronounced like "Schulta." I don't even know where to … [Read more...]

Weekly History

This week in my family history. It's a bit of a slow week here in the Zalewski Family Genealogy weekly history. March 8 1787 - Died - Anna Catherina CROX - Anna is my 6th great grandmother on my mother's side. She was born 11 Jun 1757 in Genk, Limburg, Belgium and married Wilhelmus van … [Read more...]

Two More

I received a new marriage certificate copy in the mail today for what I suspected was my gg-grandparents, Johann THIELKE and Wilomene RATHKE. It was listed on the Wisconsin Vital Records site as Hans J M THIELK, but the spouse and dates matched up. It turns out that Hans can be used as a shortened … [Read more...]

Celebrate Your Name Week – Where did my Name come from?

This topic is going around the genealogy blogosphere, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I know for a fact that there are other people out there with the name Brian Zalewski and even including my middle name, James. I'm pretty sure there is even one in this state. Growing up the only Zalewski … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday: 3 generations

This is one of the newest photos I was able to scan. I finally got some photos from my mother's side and this one was a good one since it has 3 generations back starting from my grandparents. This was taken in 1948 on my grandparent's wedding day. The names from left to right: my gg-grandather … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

Minnie (Muhm) Van Price, 3rd from left.

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Names, Places & Most Wanted Faces

Getting the idea from Julie at GenBlog, here is my list of most wanted names, places and faces. Names Places Zalewski Milwaukee, Wisconsin Poznan, Poland Thielke Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin Württemberg/Mecklenburg, Germany Last Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin Doeringshagen, … [Read more...]

Tombstone Tuesday: Peter Thielke

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Peter THIELKE was my 3rd-great-grandfather on my mother's side. Peter came to America with his wife Marie (maiden name unknown) sometime between 1854 and 1856. I figured this since their son Charles "Fritz" was born in 1854 in Germany and their son Herman was born in Wisconsin in 1856. Their second … [Read more...]