Mystery Monday

This young man may or may not be related to me (probably not) but he was in a box of school photos from my grandmother, Lagada Dirk Weigel. The photo was taken in October 1950 in Columbia Park, Marshfield, Wisconsin. The back of the photo identifies him as "Larry". If anyone recognizes him, please comment … Continue reading Mystery Monday


A Timeline of an Extinct Village Weigelsdorf was a small village that had it's beginnings with the settlement of land north and east of Marshfield, Wisconsin by Paul and Joseph Weigel and a few other German immigrant families. The little community was along the county line between Marathon and Wood counties in Wisconsin. The area … Continue reading Weigelsdorf


Herman Weigel Herman Weigel was born in Germany in 1859 probably in Weigelsdorf, Silesia, Germany which is now known as Wigancice, Dolnoslaskie, Poland. Herman arrived in Marshfield, Wisconsin in the early days of the settlement, a few years before the fire in 1887. Herman was the fourth of five siblings who came to the Marshfield … Continue reading Portraits

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