Stephen Luecke Stephen Luecke Stephen Luecke was one of the legends of Marshfield’s early days. Stephen was the brother- in-law to my 3x great grandfather Herman Weigel. Stephen lived a somewhat colorful and wild life as a saloon keeper both in Milwaukee and later in Marshfield. His name was mentioned frequently in the Marshfield newspapers … Continue reading Portraits
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars This recipe is from the collection of my great grandmother, Viola Widmann Weigel. 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/4 cup brown sugar salt 1 cup creamy style peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups rice crispies 1 cup corn flakes crushed 1 pkg 6oz semi sweet chocolate chips Combine syrup, sugar, … Continue reading Gramma’s Cookbook
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Casualty of the Great War Nick Weigel ca 1900 Nick was born 3 March 1894 to August and Katherine Kayser Weigel at their farm in Weigelsdorf, McMillan township, Marathon County, Wisconsin. He was the oldest boy from his father’s second marriage, but had 2 older half- brothers, Phillip and Arthur. Nick was close friends with … Continue reading Nicholas August Weigel
Karl Bachmeier Karl Bachmeier was my 2nd great grandfather. He is buried at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery in Emmons County, North Dakota. His Find A Grave memorial can be viewed here. Karl Bachmeier was born 15 March 1858 in Krasna, Odessa, Ukraine. He was one of the Germans from Russia. His grandparents were some of … Continue reading Find A Grave Friday
Salad Pickles This recipe is from the collection of my great grandmother, Viola Widmann Weigel. Slice pickles & onions in salt water overnight 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups vinegar 1 1/2 cups water 1 teaspoon celery seed 1 teaspoon mustard seed Bring to boiling point & add pickles & let boil until they … Continue reading Gramma’s Cookbook
Finding the Ancestral Home of OUR Weigels Franz and Amalie Weigel with daughter Agnes ca 1880 at their home in Weigelsdorf Weigelsdorf’s location in the “Old Country” is a bit tricky to find. It turns out that there are several villages that were called Weigelsdorf in Western Europe. The names of the villages have also … Continue reading Where’s Weigelsdorf?
Margaret Mahoney Aschebrock Heinrich and Margaret Mahoney Aschebrock Maggie Mahoney has become somewhat of a forgotten member of the Kroening family. Maggie was the daughter of Katherine Newmeier and William Mahoney. She was born on 13 June 1880 in Unity, Wisconsin. William died when Maggie was an infant, and Katherine married August Kroening in about … Continue reading Portraits
Harriet Elizabeth "Libby" Sharp Ehle Libby Ehle is my husband's 2nd great grandmother. She is buried in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her Find A Grave memorial can be viewed here. Harriet Elizabeth “Libby” Ehle was born in Rutland, Jefferson County, New York on 15 August 1850. She was the third of four daughters born to … Continue reading Find A Grave Friday
Harlow's Dill Pickles This recipe is from the collection of my great grandmother Viola Widmann Weigel. Hamburger Dill 1qt vinegar 2 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup salt 1 pt water Bring to boil and pour over sliced pickles in jars