Journaling a Pandemic

A Historical Perspective from the 1918 Influenza Epidemic The Wisconsin Historical Society is asking for people to join their Covid-19 Journal Project. The purpose of the project is to record the perspectives of Wisconsin citizens as they experience this pandemic. The Wisconsin Historical Society has a collection of Civil War journals that have been preserved … Continue reading Journaling a Pandemic

Will the Real August Kroening Please Stand Up?

Setting the Record Straight August Kroening I feel it is time to correct an error that I see commonly repeated in online family trees regarding my branch of the Kroening family in Marathon County, Wisconsin. There are two men called August Kroening living in Marathon County during the same time frame and I have seen … Continue reading Will the Real August Kroening Please Stand Up?

Mystery Monday

Weigel Immigration Mystery Solved! (I think) My 3x great grandfather Herman Weigel's immigration information has been a frustration for me for many years. He had 4 siblings that migrated from Weigelsdorf, Silesia, Germany (now Wigancice, Dolnoslanski, Poland) near Munsterberg (now Ziebice, Poland) to New York. I have had no problem locating passenger lists for the … Continue reading Mystery Monday