Way Back Wednesday: Joseph & Richard

Joseph & Richard

This is a photo of my great-grandfather, Joseph ZALEWSKI, and my grandfather, Richard ZALEWSKI. Date is unknown, but Richard looks to be about 2 or 3, so this is probably somewhere around 1923-25. I'm assuming it was taken in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as that was where Joseph and his family lived at the … [Read more...]

Weekly History: July 18th – 24th

The history for this week in my family tree. As always, you can find this on the Dates & Anniversaries page. July 19th 1959 - Died - Clara (SZULTA) TROKA - Clara is my great-great-grandmother on my father's side. She was born 6 Jan 1876 in Sulęczyno Parish, Kartuzy County, Pomorskie, … [Read more...]

Weekly History: July 11th – 17th

I seemed the have missed last week's post, probably due to July 4th throwing everything off. July 12th 1811 - Died - Philemon SUTHERLAND - Philemon is my wife's 7th-great-grandfather on her father's side. He was born about 1718 in Prince Edward Co., Virginia. He married Mildred ARCHER. He … [Read more...]

Way Back Wednesday: Covered Bridge

Covered Bridge

This photo is of my dad and his brother at the Covered Bridge in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. This is the now the only covered bridge left standing in Wisconsin. It looks like it was still used for vehicle traffic back then, but it is now just open for foot traffic. It's located just north of the city on … [Read more...]

Weekly History: June 27th – July 3rd

I missed the Way Back Wednesday this week, oops. Anyway, here is the weekly history for this week. As always, you can find this on the Dates & Anniversaries page. June 28th 2005 - Died - Edwin Bernard CORRIGAN - Edwin is my great-granduncle on my father's side. He was the last surviving … [Read more...]

Way Back Wednesday: Margaret

DeBroux Margaret

This isn't a direct ancestor of mine, but I've always like the photo. Maybe it's her eyes. They seem to pop out compared to the rest of the photo. I don't have any proof on this, but the photo seems to be of Margaret DeBroux, who according to my guess is my great-grandaunt (or my great-grandfather's … [Read more...]

Tombstone Tuesday: Rosina Shannon

Rosina (Arnold) Shannon

When we were last visiting my in-laws up in central Wisconsin, we decided to take a trip a few miles east to the Plover, Wisconsin area. It turns out that a few of my wife's ancestors settled in that area and were supposed to be buried nearby. We took a drive out there one morning and happened to … [Read more...]

Weekly History: June 13th – 19th

Weekly History for my family tree. As always, you can find this on the Dates & Anniversaries page and now even with a cool calendar. June 13th 1774 - Died - Josephte CHEVREFILS-BELISLE - Josephte is my 7th-great-grandmother on my mother's side. She was born 11 Nov 1719 in Montreal, Quebec, … [Read more...]