family history

Letters to Lorraine- January 14, 1935

B.R. Falls WisconsinJanuary 14, 1935 Dear Lorraine, Well how is the world using you these queer day? It is using me as well as can be expected. Only I wanted to go home Saturday night and it snow so hard I couldn't and now it is snowing again I see. I washed to day got… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine- January 14, 1935

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Letters to Lorraine-October 29, 1934

I have been working with my first cousin once removed Aryllis on some family history the last couple of year. She has been doing this for many, many years and has some great material to share. Last summer I went to visit with her, and she was kind enough to lend me letters that her… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine-October 29, 1934

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Great Great Grandpa Frederick the Murder Witness

The Lebanon Historical Society posted on its Facebook page¬†some transcripts of the Town of Lebanon Justice of the Peace records. One of the entries was about a murder that happened which included sworn testimony given by my Great-Great Grandpa Johann Frederick during an inquest held at the Lebanon Town Hall. This was a great story… Continue reading Great Great Grandpa Frederick the Murder Witness

family history, World War I

Ancestors in the Great War Update

In a previous post, I wrote about my family members that served in the United States military during World War I. Those were the only three I had known of that had served, but I recently discovered that my Great Granduncle Leo Zillmer also served with American Expeditionary Forces over in Europe. Since then I've… Continue reading Ancestors in the Great War Update

family history, History

Frederick Family Farm

I have slowly made progress on my family tree book in the last few months. I'll admit, it's harder to work on hobbies when you have a little person to take care of, but I make time here and there when Emmett is sleeping. I know one day he will appreciate having this history about… Continue reading Frederick Family Farm