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
Page 2 This page is only partially identified. These would be students from Columbus Catholic High School in Marshfield, Wisconsin or St. Mary's Catholic School in Bismarck, North Dakota. Most likely these would be people who graduated in 1952. If you recognize anyone, please comment or contact me. Top Row Left to Right: Jean Heckel, … Continue reading Gramma’s High School Scrapbook
JN Weigel home and first warehouse 1200 N Central Ave JN Weigel Company began in Marshfield, Wisconsin in 1943 as the Weigel Beverage Company and was a distributor for the G. Heileman Brewing Company. Weigel Beverage was founded by Jacob N.Weigel and his wife Viola Widmann Weigel and had only 4 employees when the company … Continue reading A History of the JN Weigel Company
These men are from the Kroening side of my tree. They could also be Carl, Newmeier, Geiger, or Pupp. If you recognize anyone, please leave a comment, or message me!
My DNA Results Are In! I received my Ancestry DNA results a few days ago. I have been doing genealogy for many years, but the DNA thing is still new to me. I am still figuring out which matches belong on my paternal side and which are from my maternal lines. As I mentioned in … Continue reading It’s Baaaack…
Rhubarb Pie Filling This is a recipe from the collection of my great grandmother, Viola Widmann Weigel. Rhubarb Pie Filling 3 cups raw rhubarb (cut) 1 C. sugar about 1/2 tsp salt 3-4 eggs 3/4 C. milk 2 Tbsp. cornstarch Butter Beat egg yolks, add milk, sugar, salt, and cornstarch. Line pie plate, put in … Continue reading Gramma’s Cookbook
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
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!