Tell Me Thursday: Emily and Kids

This is my great-grandmother, Emily (TROKA) ZALEWSKI along with her first two children: my grandfather, Richard ZALEWSKI and Irene (ZALEWSKI) LUTZENBERGER. I'm not exactly sure on the year, but it looks as though my Grandpa is around 1 or 2 years old, so it's probably in about 1922-23. … [Read more...]

Tombstone Tuesday: Zalewski 1959

1959

This is a headstone photo I found in my grandmother's photo album. It's the headstone from my great-grandmother, Emily (TROKA) ZALEWSKI in 1959 at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee. It's unique because this current headstone no longer exists. My great-grandfather, Joseph ZALEWSKI, remarried later on … [Read more...]

Weekly History: July 19th – 25th

Joseph Troka and his wife, Clara.

July 19th 1959 - Died - Clara (SZULTA) TROKA - Clara is my great-great-grandmother on my father's side. She was born 6 Jan 1876 in Poland and immigrated to Milwaukee with her parents in 1881. She married Joseph TROKA in 1894. She passed away in Milwaukee three years before her husband. July … [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...]

Tell Me Thursday: Joe & Clara Troka

This is a photo of my great-great-grandparents, Joe & Clara (SZULTA) TROKA on their 50th wedding anniversary. The date of this photo would be somewhere around 29 Jan 1944 since they were married in 1894. They were married at St. Hedwig's Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There is a very nice … [Read more...]

Names, Places & Most Wanted Faces

Getting the idea from Julie at GenBlog, here is my list of most wanted names, places and faces. Names Places Zalewski Milwaukee, Wisconsin Poznan, Poland Thielke Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin Württemberg/Mecklenburg, Germany Last Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin Doeringshagen, … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday

Wordless Wednesday's Photo is labeled "trokas&szultas" in my list. Unfortunately, when I first scanned a few photos from my grandmother, I didn't label them very well. Though, it was probably labeled something like that in the album itself. There are only two people I think I can pick out. My … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

Click for larger image

Digital copy: Original photo in possession of Mary Jane Zalewski … [Read more...]