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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Do You See What I See?

Do You See What I See?
Well, If This Isn't A Confirmation Or What!

A few years ago as I started my search for information
on my Paternal Grandfather,
Edward J. Wagner,
and after a very late night searching
Ancestry.com Family Trees
I made a connection with his daughter Carol,
my Father's Half-Sister.
Pictures were exchanged and there really wasn't
any doubt that my Paternal Grandfather
was also her Father!

Carol sent me the picture below of her Grandparents,
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Wagner.
This is the only photo she has of my
Paternal Great Grandparents.

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Wagner
This week while going through old pictures that
my Father gave my sister before he passed away
I found this picture of him with his Mother,
Frances E. Siwinski - Wagner - Klecka.
Edward J. Wagner-Klecka &
Frances E. Siwinski - Wagner - Klecka
NOTICE THE PARTIAL HOUSE IN THE BACKGROUND?
IT'S EXACTLY THE SAME!
And this is definitely confirmation that all are related!

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.}