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...]

Tell Me Thursday: Corrigan

This photo is of three of the Corrigan sons of Thomas & Emma Jane Corrigan. Maurice (my great-grandfather), Edwin, and Hank. Maurice passed away in 1990 at the age of 91. Hank passed away in 1986 at the age of 79. Edwin was the Corrigan that lived the longest out of all 9 children. I met him a … [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...]

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...]

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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...]

Happy Memorial Day

Richard Zalewski - WWII

Happy Memorial Day, everyone! I'd like to thank all of my military ancestors and all of your military ancestors, too. Johann W G LAST - Civil War- My 3rd-great-grandfather, server with Company K, 50th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin - 29 Mar 1865 to 14 Jun 1866 LeRoy THIELKE - World War II - My … [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...]