Stephen Luecke Stephen Luecke Stephen Luecke was one of the legends of Marshfield’s early days. Stephen was the brother- in-law to my 3x great grandfather Herman Weigel. Stephen lived a somewhat colorful and wild life as a saloon keeper both in Milwaukee and later in Marshfield. His name was mentioned frequently in the Marshfield newspapers … Continue reading Portraits
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars This recipe is from the collection of my great grandmother, Viola Widmann Weigel. 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/4 cup brown sugar salt 1 cup creamy style peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups rice crispies 1 cup corn flakes crushed 1 pkg 6oz semi sweet chocolate chips Combine syrup, sugar, … Continue reading Gramma’s Cookbook
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Casualty of the Great War Nick Weigel ca 1900 Nick was born 3 March 1894 to August and Katherine Kayser Weigel at their farm in Weigelsdorf, McMillan township, Marathon County, Wisconsin. He was the oldest boy from his father’s second marriage, but had 2 older half- brothers, Phillip and Arthur. Nick was close friends with … Continue reading Nicholas August Weigel
Salad Pickles This recipe is from the collection of my great grandmother, Viola Widmann Weigel. Slice pickles & onions in salt water overnight 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups vinegar 1 1/2 cups water 1 teaspoon celery seed 1 teaspoon mustard seed Bring to boiling point & add pickles & let boil until they … Continue reading Gramma’s Cookbook
Finding the Ancestral Home of OUR Weigels Franz and Amalie Weigel with daughter Agnes ca 1880 at their home in Weigelsdorf Weigelsdorf’s location in the “Old Country” is a bit tricky to find. It turns out that there are several villages that were called Weigelsdorf in Western Europe. The names of the villages have also … Continue reading Where’s Weigelsdorf?
Harlow's Dill Pickles This recipe is from the collection of my great grandmother Viola Widmann Weigel. Hamburger Dill 1qt vinegar 2 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup salt 1 pt water Bring to boil and pour over sliced pickles in jars
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
Weigel Oscar J. Weigel Sr. was the son of Herman Weigel and Clara Hartl Weigel. He married Tina Weissenbeck in 1925. Oscar is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Marshfield, WI. Find A Grave memorial for Oscar J Weigel can be seen here: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/149556132/oscar-weigel Oscar Herman Weigel Jr. was a child of Oscar Weigel … Continue reading Funeral Cards
Turmeric Pickles This recipe is from the collection of my great grandmother, Viola Widmann Weigel. 12 large pickles peel and slice let stand in cold water 2 hours and drain 12 small onions 1 pt vinegar 1 cup sugar 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp salt 1 tsp mustard seed 1 tsp … Continue reading Gramma’s Cookbook