Mahoney Mystery

William Mahoney William Mahoney was the first husband of Catherine Newmeier. Catherine went on to marry my 2nd great grandfather, August Kroening, after William's death. I know very little about William and have found very few documents about his life even after many years of searching. Here's what I do know: William Mahoney and Catarina … Continue reading Mahoney Mystery


August Weigel August Weigel August Weigel was born 20 April 1856 at Weigelsdorf in Schlaeisan, Germany (now Wigancice, Dolnoslaskie, Poland). After his service in the German military, he followed his 3 brothers (Paul, Joseph, Herman) and sister (Marie Weigel Luecke) to the US. August appears to have come directly to Wisconsin after his arrival in … Continue reading Portraits