Way Back Wednesday: 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: 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...]

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...]

SNGF: Matrilineal Line

For Randy Seaver's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun post, he asks: List your matrilineal line - your mother, her mother, etc. back to the first identifiable mother. Note: this line is how your mitochondrial DNA was passed to you! Tell us if you have had your mitochondrial DNA tested, and if so, … [Read more...]

Weekly History: March 28th-April 3rd

Weekly history for my family tree. As always, you can view these manually at the Dates & Anniversaries page. March 29th 1890 - Died - Maria (BRAATZ) KLEGIN - Maria is my 3rd-great-grandmother on my father's side. She was born 15 Feb 1842 in Schoenwalde, Germany. I'm not sure which … [Read more...]

Surname Saturday: DEBROUX

The DeBroux surname first enters my family tree as my maternal grandmother's maiden name. The surname itself is Belgian, at least when I trace it back from America. According to Ancestry.com, the surname along with the preposition de (‘from’), denoting someone from either of two places called Broux, … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday: Laurent Sisters

This photo was recently sent to me by another DeBroux/Laurent researcher. The ladies shown are the three youngest daughters of Jean-Baptiste LAURENT and Olivine Marie ST. LOUIS. They are Josephine KING, Philomene DEBROUX, and Milly RABIDEAU. Philomene is my great-great-grandmother on my mother's … [Read more...]

Weekly History: Nov 29th – Dec 5th

November 30th 1854 - Married - Jean Joseph Desire DEBROUX & Marie Desiree LOOD - Desire and Desiree (as they were known) are my 3rd-great-grandparents on my mother's side. They were both born in Piétrebais, Walloon Brabant, Wallonia, Belgium.  They married in Belgium before immigrating to … [Read more...]