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Tagged With: ancestors

Nielsen Family Photo

This photo has always seemed sad to me, but I recently found out more about it and it made it even more sad. It was taken in Denmark less than a year before they emigrated to the United States. In the back my great Grandfather Kristian is holding Elna. She was very sick and died … Continue reading »

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“Grandma” Koeser, Since an Infant Resident of Southside, Is 90 Today

Two Rivers, Wisconsin Tuesday Evening July 3, 1945 Recalls Early Fishing Days When Indians Hunted, Fished in Vicinity by Eunice La Pean There’s an open house celebration at the Koeser Homestead this afternoon and evening, for the regal “lady of the house” on 1322 Madison Street is 90 years old today and 89 out of … Continue reading »

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More About Jessie

After writing the post about my great grandmother, Jessie Tyler, I talked to my mother on the phone. She had more information, that I probably knew already, but had forgotten it. First of all, she identified a couple more photographs on the Old Photographs blog as being her grandmother. Upon careful inspection, I agree with … Continue reading »

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Connections from beyond the grave

I love happy endings. I love connections. This is about both. When I was a child I found a book that belonged to my grandfather’s mother, Jessie Tyler. I knew it was hers because she’d written her name inside the book. She may even have written her age — I seem to recall that she … Continue reading »

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Up North: the series ::The beginning:: Two Rivers

I’ve got Wisconsin in my blood. No, really, I do. My great grandmother’s family settled there after emigrating from Germany sometime before the US Civil War. I’m not sure where the man she married, Silas Koeser, was from, perhaps Michigan since my grandmother was born there, but he eventually moved to Two Rivers, the town … Continue reading »

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88. Annabaglish

The Internet is pretty cool when you want to research something. A number of years ago I found a website dedicated to a branch of my ancestry. The family name McCornack is not that common, so anyone with blood connections to that name is probably a blood relative of mine. That site, and Mr. McCornack … Continue reading »

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