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...]

Way Back Wednesday: Emma and Family

Emma and Family

This is a photo from July 1940 of my great-great-grandmother, Emma Jane FIRMENICH, on the left with her 3rd husband, George Cook. On the right is my great-great-aunt, Sadie CORRIGAN. … [Read more...]

Weekly History: June 6th – 12th

Weekly history from our family tress. As always, you can find any of this information on the Dates & Anniversaries page. June 7th Today is my mom's birthday. Happy Birthday, Mom! 1669 - Born - Maria Catherina STOLTZENHABER - Maria is my wife's 8th-great-grandmother on her father's side. … [Read more...]

Way Back Wednesday

Richard Zalewski

I'm almost positive that this is my grandfather, Richard Zalewski. It was with my grandparent's photos and it looks like a younger version of him. I'm assuming it was taken sometime in the mid-to-late 1920s since Richard was born in 1921. … [Read more...]