Golden Wedding Anniversary 1938 Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian Witzel, 3033 N. 12th st, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary recently. They were married in Milwaukee. They have two children and two grandchildren. Source unknown - presumably Milwaukee Journal
Nicholas Hamus With the death of Jakob Bohman on 12 November 1892, Anna Bohman was left a 34 year old widow with 7 children ranging in age from 14 to 2 years old. She was also responsible for caring for her 70 year old mother Dorothea and the family homestead. With no income to speak … Continue reading Stories from Squaw Creek Homestead
SOLVED!! Thanks to Kathy Hodnet these ladies are now identified as Gertrude Nabbefield Doty and Barbara Carl Hallfrisch. These ladies belong to either the Kroening or the Pupp/Geiger family. If anyone knows who they are, please leave a comment. Thank you!
Part 2: Muskego to Winnebago County The Muskego settlement in Racine County, Wisconsin was only the fifth Norwegian settlement in all of the United States. By most accounts, there were fewer than 1000 Norwegians in all of America in 1839 when Muskego was founded. Once the immigrants settled on the lands at the south end … Continue reading Pioneers of Old Muskego
Part 1: Norway to America Knute Johnson Luraas and Gyri Nilsdatter Rue ca 1870 The earliest immigrants on my side of the family tree came from Norway. My 4th great grandparents on my father's side came to Wisconsin in 1839 and formed a new Norwegian settlement called Muskego. Knute Johnson Luraas was born in Atra … Continue reading Pioneers of Old Muskego
Jakob Bohman Anna and Jakob Bohman and their 4 children made their home on some land in section 5 in the northwest corner of the Town of Auburndale in Wood County, Wisconsin. The family's exact arrival date is unknown, but a daughter Theresa was born at the homestead in 1886. Two more children, Peter and … Continue reading Stories from Squaw Creek Homestead
List of Civil War Veterans Who Lie in Local Cemetery Thirty-two veterans of the civil war are buried in the Marshfield cemetery, some of the earlier graves being unmarked. Comrade P. M. Harkin is probably the only man who knows the exact location of every grave, and on Decoration Day he always conducts the decorating … Continue reading Tuesday News Day
Wenceslaus (Wenzel) Hartl Wenzel Hartl residing in Adler's Addition, who has been ill for the past several months, died last Sunday. The funeral took place at St. John's church at 9:30 Wednesday and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends of the deceased who leaves surviving him his wife and two daughters, … Continue reading Saturday Mourning