Tell Me Thursday: Joseph & Richard

This is a photo of my great-grandfather, Joseph Zalewski, and my grandfather, Richard Zalewski. The photo says it was taken in 1927-28 on Richards St. in Milwaukee. There are a few photos of my grandfather and these puppies. … [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...]

Tell Me Thursday: Richard & Irene

This is a photo of my grandfather, Richard Zalewski, and his older sister, Irene (Zalewski) Lutzenberger. I'm guessing it is sometime in the mid-1920s, since Richard looks to be 4-6 years old. … [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...]

Weekly History: August 9th – 15th

August 9th 1671 - Married - Nicolaes van CRAYBECK & Helena WAGEMANS - Nicolaes and Helena are my 9th-great-grandparents on my mother's side. They were married at Kuringen, Belgium. August 10th 1732 - Died - Louise DEGUITRE - Louis is my 8th-great-grandmother on my mother's side. She was … [Read more...]

Did You Hear the One About the Polish Flat?

Courtesy of britmum@Flickr

I tried, but I couldn't come up with a joke for that. "Polish Flats" are common here in the Milwaukee area. I've recently been exploring the area where my great-great-grandfather, Frank Zalewski, and his family resided when they immigrated to Milwaukee in 1891. Frank and his family's first house was … [Read more...]

Weekly History: August 2nd – 8th

Frank Zalewski, Sr

Looks like the beginning of the week is a bit slow. August 5th 1667 - Born - Louise DEGUITRE - Louise is my 8th-great-grandmother on my mother's side. She was born in Cogne, Aunis, France. She married Jacques Robidas dit MANSEAU in 1692. She passed away on 10 Aug 1732 in Baie-du-Febvre, … [Read more...]

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...]