Wordless Wednesday (with Words)

Oath of Allegiance

Thank you to all of those who have served our country and who are currently serving our country. Special thanks to the veterans in my family: My grandfather Richard Zalewski (WWII), my grandfather LeRoy Thielke (WWII), my great-grandfather Joseph Zalewski (WWI), and my 3rd-great-grandfather John … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday: Wedding

This is a photo from my grandparent's wedding on August 28, 1948 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Port Washington, Wisconsin. The church is known for it's large decorations and ceiling. It's also frequently painted along with downtown Port Washington as it sits on a high hill overlooking the … [Read more...]

Weekly History: August 30th – Sept 5th

August 30th 1866 - Born - Margaret K STEARNS - Margaret is my great-great-grandmother on my father's side. She was born in Württemberg, Germany. In 1891, she married Frank F BRAATZ, Sr. She passed away in 1943 in Ashland, Ashland Co., Wisconsin. September 1st 1832 - Died - Phillipus Jacobus … [Read more...]

SNGF – Sweet 16

Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings came up with this fun post on Saturday. I thought I'd give it a try. Here is your SNGF assignment for the evening (if you choose to accept it - this is not stump the genealogist or even Mission Impossible): 1) List your 16 great-great-grandparents in pedigree chart … [Read more...]

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...]

Weekly History: July 26th – August 1st

July 26th 1751 - Married - Pierre François QUINET & Thérèse DARD - Pierre and Thérèse are my 7th-great-grandparents on my father's side. They were married in Menoux, Haute-Saône, France. I am related to them through their son Antoine QUINET, who was born in 1757. 1919 - Married - Arthur … [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: June 7th – 13th

June 7th This is my mother's birthday. Happy Birthday, Mom. June 8th This is my grandmother's birthday. Happy Birthday, Grandma. June 11th 1757 - Born - Anna Catherina CROX - Anna is my 6th-great-grandmother on my mother's side. She was born at Genk, Limburg, Belgium. In 1778, she … [Read more...]