Another photo from my wife's family collection. This is a photo of her grandparents. Her late grandfather, Keith Moran, and her grandmother Barb (Collins).  You can tell that Keith worked a lot with his hands since he has huge arms. … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday – Zalewski Family

This is another photo I scanned recently from a Zalewski Genealogy booklet. Back row: Mary (Gierszewski), My great-great-grandmother Anna (Lindner), my great-grandfather Joseph & Martha (Strelka) --- Front row: Frances (Cybela), Helen (Stroinski) & Angeline (Pierzchalski) - Milwaukee, Summer … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday: 4th of July

This is one of the latest photos that I scanned. It was a copy inside of a book I got from a fellow Zalewski researcher a few years back. For some reason, I never got to scanning the photos from it. This photo is from July 4th, 1913. Back row is Frank Gierszewski and Edwin Cybela. Front row is … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday: Joe & Clara Troka

This is a photo of my great-great-grandparents, Joe & Clara (SZULTA) TROKA on their 50th wedding anniversary. The date of this photo would be somewhere around 29 Jan 1944 since they were married in 1894. They were married at St. Hedwig's Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There is a very nice … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday: Richard & Jenny

This week's photo is of my grandfather, Richard Zalewski, and his friend Jenny Strelka. There is no year mentioned, but Richard looks to be maybe 4 or 5 years old, so I would guess 1924-25. I'm assuming it's also in Milwaukee, Wisconsin since Richard grew up there. I don't see a Jenny Strelka in my … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday: Boys Being Boys

This is a photo from my wife's family tree. The boy on the right is her grandfather, Keith Moran. The other boys are listed as being Ralph and Lyle, who I assume are family but I don't have all of the information. There is another photo of these three boys making more faces. The location is … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday: Country School

This ia photo from my wife's collection. The photo label says that this is her grandmother's class at "country school." We can't specifically pick her out, but we have some ideas. I like how all the boys are in overalls. they probably need to go back and finish up their farm work when school is … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday: Unknown

I'm not sure who is in this photo. It was located in the BRAATZ area of my grandmother's photo album, but it is no labeled. I have yet to ask her personally if she knows. The girl in the middle does somewhat resemble a photo of my 3rd-great-grandmother, Margaret (SCHUMACHER) STEARNS, so maybe it's … [Read more...]