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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A Wagner "Find" ~ Exactly 86 Years To The Date!

And these are the "things" that happen to me!
I just found an old newspaper clipping on Newspapers.com
on my Paternal Great Grandparents
Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Wagner
that was published on October 29, 1927
86 Years Ago ~ to the date! 

Freeport Journal-Standard
(Freeport, Illinois)
29 October 1927 • Page 2

Friday, May 17, 2013

Bringing Family Together!

I received an email a few days ago through Ancestry.com
inquiring about Janice A. Bloedorn
 {My First Cousin 1x Removed}
asking if I had any information on Janice
as she was looking for her Nephew. 

After a few emails, exchanging information, I gave Alvina
the email address to my First Cousin, Santos Castellanos, Jr.,
& his wife Margaret whom she has been searching for! 

Here is the email I received today from Alvina!

Dear Sharon:
With eternal gratitude for sharing information of
Santos Jr.,  and Margaret Castellanos
as I have been searching  for my nephew for decades!!!
You are answer to prayers!!!

I am so excited and have sent Margaret an email
and eagerly await her reply. 

I was born in Chicago and then the children's father 

was raised in the Vincennes, Indiana area,
however his family moved to Chicago for work.
We met in High School, however, we wanted to raise 
our children in a rural area and Vincennes is just that.

Here is my info:
Alvina M. (nee Castellanos) Perry

My dear friend (name deleted) was gracious and kind enough
to set me up as an editor on her subscription to ancestry,
 which allows me to work and research family history.
And that is how I was able to make contact connection to you;
and Praise the Lord, now to finally find my nephew and niece. 
Looking forward to keeping in contact.
With forever love,
Alvina

Seriously, How Cool Is That?
Nothing like bringing family members together again!


Monday, December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012 ~ Hello 2013!

Goodbye 2012 ~ Hello 2013!

Well, this year just flew! I wasn't able to spend as much time
on my genealogy research as I'd had liked. 
My term for the South Bay Cities Genealogical Society
as the Newsletter Editor has come to an end.
As much as I loved working on it ~
 it was very time consuming.
 I'm now the Publicity Chairperson
and I believe I will be able to accomplish a lot more
this year personally!

2012 was a great year as I was able to connect with
new cousins ~ Lotte Pedersen & Melanie Weller!
Lotte is related through my Grandmother
Alma Pedersen (Petersen) -Schuessler-Spear's Father's side
& Melanie is through my Father's Step-Father's (raised by) side.
Now, I can officially start working on adding all these
new additions to my Family Tree!

Here's to Familia!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Edward Siwinski Passed Away 87 Years Ago Today

Edward Siwinski Passed Away 87 Years Ago Today
And Was Only Seven Years Old

Edward Siwinski
Born:  18 December 1917
Cook County, Chicago, Illinois

Death:  15 September 1925
Cook County, Chicago, Illinois
Parents:  Joseph & Martha Siwinski

While Frances & Adeline were walking to school,
they were unaware that their brother, Edward, snuck out
and followed them, he was hit by a truck.
Frances and Adeline didn't talk about it much,
as it was very painful.  After Edward passed away,
Martha & Joseph had another son, Joseph "Jack", 
so he then became the baby of the family.
{As told to me by my Cousin, Betsy Grocke - Britt}

Edward Siwinski
{This is one of the only photos we believe we have of Edward at this time.}

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Married 100 Years Ago Today!

Married 100 Years Ago Today!
My Great Grandparents
Joseph Siwinski & Martha Wanderski
11 September 1912
St. John of God Church, Chicago, Illinois
Wedding Day!
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Siwinski
11 September 1912
St. John of God Church
Chicago, Illinois
16 May 1958
Married 46 Years When This Photo Was Taken
My Great Grandparents
Martha Wanderski - Siwinski
Joseph Siwinski &
My Grandma Frances Siwinski - Klecka