Tracking the Zalewski

1892 City Directory

I know it sounds like a show on National Geographic, but it's not. I'm not sure why I didn't this earlier, but it's never too late to try. After finding my ZALEWSKI family's passenger record, I originally decided to see if I could find them in Baltimore city directories since it seems like they … [Read more...]

I’m on a Boat: Passenger List Found!

Zalewski Family - 23 Nov 1889

One of those documents that I had my sights set on for the last 10 years of genealogy research is the passenger list containing the ZALEWSKI family when they left home and came to America. According to notes I had from a previous researcher, "...[Frank and Anna] left Poland from the Baltic port of … [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 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...]

Tell Me Thursday

This is a photo of my grandparents, Richard & Mary Jane (Corrigan) ZALEWSKI from August 1947. … [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...]

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...]

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...]