Tombstone Tuesday: Johann Thielke

Johann Thielke

The headstone this week is from my great-great grandfather, Johann THIELKE. Johann was born on 26 Oct 1843 in Württemberg, Germany. He married my great-great grandmother, Wilomene "Minnie" RATHKE on 21 June 1891 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. That marriage date makes him 47 when he married Minnie and she … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday

Wordless Wednesday's photo is a picture of my grandfather Richard Zalewski (in the back) and my great-great grandparents, Joseph & Clara (Szulta) Troka. I don't have a date down for it, but I assume it's sometime in the 1950s. Clara passed away in 1959 at the tough ol' age of 83. Joseph died in … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

I'm going to start posting just the photo on Wednesday and then the description of it on "Tell Me Thursday." … [Read more...]

Tombstone Tuesday: Augusta Last

Augusta (Luedtke) Last

Headstone of Augusta Johanna Wilkelumire (Luedtke) Last. She wins for having the longest name of my ancestors and for living the longest. Augusta died just shy of two weeks past her 100th birthday. I posted about an article in the local paper mentioning her 100th birthday. The headstone is … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Maurice Corrigan

Maurice Corrigan

Maurice is my great-grandfather. Photo owned by my grandmother, Mary Jane (Corrigan) Zalewski. … [Read more...]

Tombstone Tuesday: Frances Thompson

Claude-Françoise "Frances" (Quinet) Thompson

This week's tombstone is that of my gggg-grandmother, Frances Thompson. I'm happy about this headstone since no one had a photo of it or a location for it. My wife and I drove an hour or so up to Wrightstown and checked the few cemeteries and found it, along with her husband. … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Braatz Family

Braatz Family, undated (approx. 1913), Agnes Braatz is my great-grandmother (top-left)

Photo in possession of my grandmother, Mary Jane Zalewski. … [Read more...]

Tombstone Tuesday: Zalewski Family

Zalewski Family Stone

This week's (and my first) Tombstone Tuesday is the one that helped me start my genealogy research. The first Zalewskis that came to America, Frank & Anna (Lindner) Zalewski. Their son Frank is also buried here with them. The headstone is located in Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum in … [Read more...]