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Early Memories of Taylor Rapids, Wisconsin

Early Memories of Taylor Rapids, Wisconsin

The following poem by Wayne Knapp speaks of his childhood home in Taylor Rapids, Wisconsin, a town lost to time and nature not far south of Goodman in the far northern wilderness of the state. Taylor Rapids was once home … Continue reading


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Lunch On the River on Old Jim With Nonie and Wayne

Lunch On the River on Old Jim With Nonie and Wayne

I have spoken often of how much of my youthful happiness is owed to my wonderful departed sister, Nonie. She was one in a million. She a teacher, mother, and sister to us, especially to my younger brother, Wayne, and … Continue reading


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Obituary: Gladys Anderson of Lessor, Wisconsin

Gladys Anderson was the daughter of Antone Anderson and Lilly (Peterson) Anderson, niece of Johan (John/Jack) and Helena (Blickfeldt) Anderson, and granddaughter of Hans Anderson and Sigrid (Olson) Anderson of Norway, and great-granddaughter of Andrias Anderson, the first Anderson immigrant … Continue reading


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Otto Anderson (1870-1916)

Otto Anderson (1870-1916) was a surprising find in my Anderson lineage, a successful businessman well-known and respected in his community. We’re still researching information about him, but I’ve found enough to help us paint the picture of my not-so-distant relative, … Continue reading


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Wisconsin Family History Detectives Flock to Marinette County

Wisconsin Family History Detectives Flock to Marinette County

The Marinette Times of Marinette County, Wisconsin, has an interesting article on “Quests for family roots draw history detectives to Marinette”, a county important to my own family’s history. It was five years ago in April that the new genealogy … Continue reading


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When The War Will End

I’m currently transcribing a family relic I can best describe as a journal of “collected writings” from 1916 to 1924 by Emma Beatrice Knapp and her children and their friends and other family members. It was a catchall for everyone … Continue reading


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Planning Another Genealogy Trip – Wisconsin

I should be heading back home to my husband and cats, but instead, I’m leaving in a week for a drop-out-of-the-sky-decision to spend 10 days in Wisconsin researching my mother’s side of the family tree. This was just decided yesterday, … Continue reading


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Searching for Grandfather Hans Anderson of Manitowoc, Wisconsin

The past two weeks has found me searching for Grandfather Anderson. All of them. Well, some I’ve found, but a lot I haven’t. Let me tell you about the first of two Grandfather Andersons we’re looking for. Hans Anderson from … Continue reading


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US Surname Distribution: Where Was Your Family When?

Hammrick Software’s free online tool, U.S. Surname Distribution is an interesting way to examine the spread of your family names across the United States. Simply type in the last name and choose a census year from among 1850, 1880, and … Continue reading


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Logging Camp J In the 1920’s in Northern Wisconsin

Two hungry and tired boys from the long weary trip from their home through the deep snows of Northern Wisconsin, breathed a sigh of relief as they approached the warm and most comfortable kitchen of the Great Logging Company camp … Continue reading


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