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...]

Weekly History: Nov 1st-7th

Happy Día de los Muertos! Ok, I'm back. I didn't have any time for genealogy research, so I fell behind on everything. November 2 1901 - Born - Leon Joseph DEBROUX - Leon is my great-grandfather on my mother's side. He was born in Phlox, Langlade Co., Wisconsin to Joseph & Mary Philomene … [Read more...]

Weekly History: Sept 13th – 19th

September 14th 1838 - Born - Margaret SCHUMACHER - Margaret is my 3rd-great-grandmother on my father's side. She was born in Wurttemberg, Germany. She married Henry STEARNS in about 1862 and then immigrated to Wisconsin. She passed away on 9 May 1908 at Philips, Price Co., Wisconsin and is buried … [Read more...]