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...]

Wordless Wednesday

Corrigan & Firmenich Families

My first Wordless Wednesday. I tried to  post pictures weekly anyway, why not do it along with everyone else? Click for full-size. … [Read more...]

Weekly Photo: Maurice Corrigan

Maurice Corrigan

Photo: Maurice Corrigan - Original owned by Mary Jane Zalewski (daughter of subject) This is a photo of my great-grandfather, Maurice Corrigan. At least, that's what it's noted as. I've been told unofficially that they used to dress up boys in dress-type  clothing in the early 1900s for … [Read more...]

Weekly Photo: Dressed up!

Emily Troka (Middle)

The only woman I know in this photo (as was noted on it) is my great-grandmother, Emily (Troka) Zalewski, in the middle. I'm not sure who the other two women are since it's not noted on the photo. This photo, again, is in my grandmother's collection. I never got to meet Emily, though neither did … [Read more...]

(Late) Sunday Photo: Mr. Firmenich

Firmenich

This has always been one of my favorite photos that I scanned from my grandmother's collection. This is Mathias Firmenich, my great-great-great grandfather on my father's side. From what I gathered from research and from obituaries, Mathias was born in Cologne, Germany, February 11, 1840. He came to … [Read more...]

Sunday Photo: Tom Corrigan Family

Tom Corrigan Family

Today's photo comes from my Irish roots, just in time for St. Patrick's day. The original photo is my grandmother's collection. This photo was taken in Ashland, Wisconsin, year unknown, but I'd guess around 1892 or so looking at the ages of the children. Based of the number of children in this … [Read more...]

Sunday Photo: Zalewski Family and Others

Zalewski and Others

I'd thought I would try a weekly photo post since I have a good collection of photos and it may help spur a research idea. I got the idea from Miriam over at AnceStories. This week's photo is from my Zalewski collection. The original photo is my grandmother's collection. I'm not 100% sure who … [Read more...]