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...]

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...]

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...]

Wordless Wednesday

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Tombstone Tuesday: St. Mary’s

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This week brings another random cemetery shot. For every photo of an actual headstone from my family tree, I have dozens of generic cemetery photos. This photo is from St. Mary's Cemetery in Port Washington, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin. [Find-a-Grave link] My great-grandparents Leon & Mildren … [Read more...]

Weekly History: June 28th-July 4th

Augusta (Luedtke) Last

June 29th 1725 - Died - Louis QUINET - Louis is my 9th-great-grandfather on my father's side. He was born about 1635, probably somewhere in France. He married Marguerite BROSSIER and had four children. He passed away in Contréglise, Haute-Saône, France. June 30th 1675 - Died - Louis … [Read more...]