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
This military man is on the Kroening side of my tree. He is possibly a Carl, or a Newmeier. If you recognize him, please comment, or message me!
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?
Page 1 My grandmother, Lagada Dirk Weigel, attended high school at St. Mary's Catholic School in Bismarck, North Dakota until her senior year in 1951. Oma then moved to Marshfield, Wisconsin and attended Columbus Catholic High School and graduated in 1952. Oma has saved her yearbooks from 1949 to 1952, but they did not make … Continue reading Grandma’s High School Scrapbook
Ehle Family Tree Ehle Family Tree 1930 My husband's family line goes back into colonial New England on a few lines related to the Ehle family. His grandmother, Gertrude Evelyn Ehle, was born in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area in 1912. Her father was Charles Frederic Ehle. The Ehle family was proud of their heritage of … Continue reading Thursday Treasures
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
Yosh's Pickles Tante Yosh was my great grandmother's (Viola Widmann Weigel) sister in law, Rosalyn Weigel Adler. This recipe was in Granny Vi's collection. Yosh's Sliced Pickles from Cora I used a double receipt 1 gal cucumbers 8 small white onions 1/2 red pepper 1/2 green pepper 1/2 C. salt Let stand 3 hours or … Continue reading Gramma’s Cookbook
This is a case where we know the name of the person in the photo, but not how he is related to the Kroening/Ponczoch side of my tree. If you recognize him and know how he fits, please leave a comment or send me an email! George Larson
Haviland China Our family was lucky enough to inherit the wedding china of my husband's great grandparents, Charles Frederick Ehle and Gertrude Ethelyn Smith. Charles and Gertrude were married in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 21 December 1904. The china is from Theodore Haviland, Limoges and is marked as made for Gimbel Brothers in Milwaukee. The pattern … Continue reading Thursday Treasures