Where Did George Washington Go?

The tenth ancestor in my 52 week challenge is my wife’s great-great-grandfather, George Washington SHANNON. George was born on September 11th, 1859 in the small town of Stockton in Portage County, Wisconsin. His parents were Nathaniel SHANNON & Rosina Winslow ARNOLD. He was the eighth child of ten and according to the data I have, […]

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Remembering Grandpa


Today marks 15 years since my paternal grandfather, Richard Zalewski, passed away. His death was the first major death in my immediate…

The William Thompson


The ninth ancestor in my 52 week challenge is my 4th-great-grandfather, William Henry THOMPSON.  With a name like William Thompson, how hard…

Tragedy on Bremen Street


The seventh ancestor in my 52 Week Challenge is my paternal great-great-grandfather, Joseph TROKA (pronounced like Truck-a). [caption id="attachment_531" align="alignright" width="200"] Joseph…