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...]

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...]