Jean Baptiste

The thirtieth ancestor in my 52-week challenge is my maternal 3rd-great-grandfather, Jean [John] Baptiste LAURENT. He was born in 1825 on January 18th. A birthday he shares with another famous person. Me. He was born at the small town of Biez in the Chaumont-Gistoux municipality in Walloon … [Read more...]

The French-Canadian Connection

Marie DesAnges Manseau

The twenty-fourth ancestor in my 52 week challenge is my maternal 4th-great-grandmother, Marie DesAnges (MANSEAU) ST. LOUIS. Marie was born sometime in 1806 in Yamaska, Quebec, Canada to Antoine MANSEAU and Catharine CLOUTIER. Her mother Catherine is my connection to the so-called … [Read more...]

Weekly History: May 16th – 22nd

The history of my family for this week. As always, you can find this information anytime on the Dates & Anniversaries page. May 16th 1842 - Born - John HUIZEL - John is my wife's great-great-grandfather on her father's side. He was born in Bohemia, Czechoslovakia. He married Barbara REINDL … [Read more...]

Weekly History: March 14th-20th

The dates and anniversaries for my family for this week in March, though it's not a very busy week. As always, you can find info for any day using the Dates and Anniversaries page. March 14th 1764 - Born - John Baptiste III GADIOU St. Louis - John is my 5th-great-grandfather on my mother's … [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...]

Weekly History: Sept 6th – 12th

One day late. Oops. 3-day weekends confuse me. September 6th 1852 - Born - Ida SCHAVANDIE - Ida is my 3rd-great-grandmother on my mother's side. She was born in Prussia. In March 1870, she married Peter MUHM in Palatine, New York. She passed away on 12 Nov 1934 at Antigo, Langlade Co., … [Read more...]

Weekly History: July 12th – 18th

July 12th 1879 - Born - Minnie M (MUHM) VAN PRICE - Minnie is my great-great-grandmother on my mother's side. She was born in Wisconsin. She married Peter VAN PRICE in about 1895 and had 6 children, including my great-grandmother, Mildred (VAN PRICE) DEBROUX. She died on 6 Jul 1959 at Port … [Read more...]

Weekly History: May 31st – June 6th

June 1 1996 - Died - Irene (ZALEWSKI) LUTZENBERGER - Irene is my great-aunt, sister of my Grandpa Zalewski. She was born 17 Jul 1920 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I know I met her sometime in my life, but I really don't remember ever meeting her. She is buried with her husband Ervin at Holy Cross … [Read more...]