Weekly History: May 30th – June 5th

The important dates in my family history for this week (a day late.) As always, you can find this info on the Dates & Anniversaries page. June 2nd 1789 - Married - Johannes VENNINGER & Elisabeth FLECK - Johannes and Elisabeth are my wife's 5th-great-grandparents on her … [Read more...]

Way Back Wednesday: The Lone House

House

This man originally purchased the house that my grandparents lived in from 1955-2005, until I bought it. He actually wanted the brick version of the house, so he purchased another one. He is pictured here on the land where his house is being built. Way in the back is his original purchased house, my … [Read more...]

Way Back Wednesday

Joseph Troka & Dad

This is a photo of my great-great-grandfather, Joseph Troka, and his great-grandson (my father.) It was taken in May 1959, probably at my Dad's first communion. You will notice that Joseph liked to wear his pants very high. … [Read more...]

The Next Generation Begins

20100319-6Weeks

I am forgoing the normal "Weekly History" post this week for a special announcement.  It's now been 12 weeks into the 36 weeks of the pregnancy of our first child. A big announcement that was hard to keep a secret until this point. 12 weeks is usually the point when most couples make the large … [Read more...]

Weekly History: April 25th – May 1st

Emma Jane Firmenich

Here are these week's important dates. As always, you can view these whenever you like on the Dates & Anniversaries page. April 27th Happy birthday to my grandmother, Mary Jane, and her twin brother, Tom! April 28th 1941 - Died - Emma Jane FIRMENICH - Emma Jane is my … [Read more...]

Way Back Wednesday: The Boys

Troka/Zalewski/Szulta

This is a picture of the men of the Troka, Zalewski, Szulta, and other families. The photo includes both my great-grandfather and his father-in-law, my great-great-grandfather. Also included are some great uncles and some other family members. Here are the names of everyone in the photo. Back row: … [Read more...]

Weekly History: April 18th – 24th

I plan on adding major events for both my family tree and my wife's family tree from now on. That should help some of those less busy weeks. As always, you can find all of this information yourself on the Dates & Anniversaries page. April 18th 1892 - Married - Thomas J CORRIGAN & Emma … [Read more...]

Weekly History: April 11th – 17th

Frank & Margaret Braatz

The history in my family tree for this week. As always you can browse the dates yourself on the Dates & Anniversaries page. April 11th 1939 - Died - Anna A (LINDNER) ZALEWSKI - Anna is my great-great-grandmother on my father's side. She was born 27 Nov 1865 in German Poland. She married … [Read more...]