Surname Saturday: THIELKE

I know it's a day late. I was oot and aboot yesterday so I didn't get a chance to write it. I went to Milwaukee's Germanfest because I heard they have a nice area of family history stuff. They did, but unfortunately, they didn't have any info on my family. It didn't hurt to try. THIELKE is one of … [Read more...]

Tombstone Tuesday: St. Mary’s

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This week brings another random cemetery shot. For every photo of an actual headstone from my family tree, I have dozens of generic cemetery photos. This photo is from St. Mary's Cemetery in Port Washington, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin. [Find-a-Grave link] My great-grandparents Leon & Mildren … [Read more...]

Weekly History: June 28th-July 4th

Augusta (Luedtke) Last

June 29th 1725 - Died - Louis QUINET - Louis is my 9th-great-grandfather on my father's side. He was born about 1635, probably somewhere in France. He married Marguerite BROSSIER and had four children. He passed away in Contréglise, Haute-Saône, France. June 30th 1675 - Died - Louis … [Read more...]

Tombstone Tuesday: What’s Next

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So, I'm coming to the end of my family tree tombstone photos. So, instead of trying to find a new one of those to post, I thought I'd post some general cemetery photos. While visiting the cemeteries to find the stones of my ancestors I'd sometimes just take random photos. Some of them turned out … [Read more...]

Weekly History: June 21st – 27th

June 21 1891 - Married - Johann THIELKE & Wilomene C RATHKE - Johann and Minnie are my great-great-grandparents on my mother's side. They were married in Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin. Minnie was previously married, as I found out in the census and passenger lists, to man named Frank HOLZ. I think … [Read more...]

Weekly History: May 17th – 23rd

May 18 1678 - Died - Francois CHEVREFILS - Francois is my 9th-great-grandfather on my mother's side. He was born in 1643 at Perigueux, Perigord, Dordogne, France. He married Marie LAUNY on 18 Mar 1678 in St. Ours, Richelieu, Quebec, Canada. Francois passed away in St. Ours. 1848 - Born - … [Read more...]

Weekly History: May 10th – 16th

May 10 1716 - Died - Jean LaFond MONGRAIN - Jean LaFond is my 9th-great-grandfather on my mother's side. He was born about 1646 in Trois-Rivieres, St. Maurice, Quebec, Canada. His parents had immigrated from France to this area. He married Catherine SENECAL and passed away in Batiscan, Champlain, … [Read more...]

Found and Not Found

Click for larger image - John's stone is the small one on the right side, middle. Note the large gap to the left of it.

Since the weather started to get nicer here and the snow is mostly gone, I thought I'd tackle some research involving the cemeteries again. Two of my ancestors are known to have lived and died in the Port Washington, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin area, but I had yet to pinpoint their final resting … [Read more...]