Wordless Wednesday: July 29th

Wordless Wednesday

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Tombstone Tuesday: July 28th

I found this tombstone when I was visiting St. Francis Borgia Cemetery in Cedarburg, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin. … [Read more...]

Surname Saturday: THIELKE

I know it's a day late. I was oot and aboot yesterday so I didn't get a chance to write it. I went to Milwaukee's Germanfest because I heard they have a nice area of family history stuff. They did, but unfortunately, they didn't have any info on my family. It didn't hurt to try. THIELKE is one of … [Read more...]

Weekly History: July 26th – August 1st

July 26th 1751 - Married - Pierre François QUINET & Thérèse DARD - Pierre and Thérèse are my 7th-great-grandparents on my father's side. They were married in Menoux, Haute-Saône, France. I am related to them through their son Antoine QUINET, who was born in 1757. 1919 - Married - Arthur … [Read more...]

Tombstone Tuesday: Zalewski 1959

1959

This is a headstone photo I found in my grandmother's photo album. It's the headstone from my great-grandmother, Emily (TROKA) ZALEWSKI in 1959 at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee. It's unique because this current headstone no longer exists. My great-grandfather, Joseph ZALEWSKI, remarried later on … [Read more...]

Tombstone Tuesday: Holy Cross Cemetery

I chose to do a multiple tombstone post. This is a view across part of Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A lot of my Polish ancestors are buried here including my ZALEWSKI, TROKA and SZULTA family. It literally looks like a "City of the Dead" as it goes on and on. … [Read more...]

Weekly History: July 19th – 25th

Joseph Troka and his wife, Clara.

July 19th 1959 - Died - Clara (SZULTA) TROKA - Clara is my great-great-grandmother on my father's side. She was born 6 Jan 1876 in Poland and immigrated to Milwaukee with her parents in 1881. She married Joseph TROKA in 1894. She passed away in Milwaukee three years before her husband. July … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday: Uncle One-Arm

This is a photo of Jacob HUIZEL (middle) and two unknown women. Jacob is my wife's great-great uncle. The reason for the "One-Arm" title is that we found an earlier photo of Jacob and on the back it just said "Uncle Jake" and under it was written "(one arm)". There are a few photos like this one, … [Read more...]