Way Back Wednesday: St. Casimir’s School

St. Casimir's School

My Aunt and Uncle let me scan this photo from my grandfather's collection. It's a photo of his 8th grade class at St. Casimir's School in northeast Milwaukee in February 1936. As you can tell by the names, if you can see them, it was a very Polish-heavy area. I've magnified my grandfather's … [Read more...]

Way Back Wednesday: Wedding

Wedding

This is a photo from my grandmother's, Marge (DEBROUX) THIELKE's, wedding on August 28, 1948 in Port Washington, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin. She is being walked down the aisle by her father, my great-grandfather, Leon DEBROUX. Click for a larger version. … [Read more...]

Weekly History: August 22nd – 28th

Nathaniel Shannon

Weekly History for our family for this week. As always, you can find any date on the Dates & Anniversaries page. August 23rd 1714 - Married - Nathaniel SHANNON & Abigail VAUGHAN - Nathaniel and Abigail are my wife's 8th-great-grandparents on her mother's side. Nathaniel … [Read more...]

Weekly History: August 8th – 14th

Frank Zalewski

Important dates in our family history for this week. As always, you can find this info on the Dates & Anniversaries page. August 8th 1941 - Died - Frank J ZALEWSKI, Sr - Frank is my great-great-grandfather on my father's side. He was born somewhere in Germany or Poland on 4 … [Read more...]

Way Back Wednesday: Richard & Friends

Richard, Irene, Jerry Strelka

A photo of my grandfather, Richard Zalewski, in the middle with his sister Irene on the right and their cousin, Jerry Strelka, on the left. Based on the ages of Richard and Irene, I would estimate the date of this photo to be 1923 or so. It was more than likely taken in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. … [Read more...]

Weekly History: August 1st – 7th

Not much going on this week, but there are still a few important dates. As always, you can find them on the Dates & Anniversaries page. August 5th 1845 - Married - Robert MORAN & Dorothea COOK - Robert and Dorothea are my wife's 3rd-great-grandparents on her father's side. It is not … [Read more...]

Weekly History: July 25th – July 31st

The important dates for this week in our family history. As always, you can find this info on the Dates & Anniversaries page. July 25th 1915 - Died - Thomas J CORRIGAN - Thomas is my great-great-grandfather on my father's side. He was born on 3 Mar 1855 in Mara Township, Brechin, … [Read more...]

Surname Saturday: TONEY

The TONEY surname shows up in my wife's family tree starting with her great-great-grandmother, Idona (TONEY) POWELL. The surname is also her connection to the American Revolutionary War. So, if all data is correct she should be a proven Daughter of the American Revolution. There is much paperwork to … [Read more...]