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Getting to know the community of Koocheching NW Ontario

Getting to know the community of Koocheching NW Ontario. Info page on Koocheching First Nation In the northern boreal forest, about a one-hour plane ride north of Sioux Lookout. Do not confuse Koocheching First Nation with Couchiching First Nation. Both are in Ontario. return to the communities page Link to the Windigo alliance of communities […]

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Newspapers of the Jesmer Clan in Greenbush Township Minnesota 1891-93

Newspapers of the Jesmer Clan in Greenbush Township/Princeton Minnesota 1891-93. Joseph A Jesmer Link to Joseph A. and Mary Ann Jesmer page 1874 to January 1878 1878 to 1879 ; 1879-1881; 1891-92; The following are scans of newspaper articles about the Jesmer clan who lived in Princeton MN and Greenbush MN. The article span 1875 to […]

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1890’s Kline Creek Historical Farm. Outlying buildings and fields.

1890’s Kline Creek Historical Farm. Outlying buildings and fields. This is an 1890’s farm house in West Chicago Illinois. It was built by the Kline family in the 1880’s. It is furnished for the 1890’s. They were a German Catholic family from New York. They were a Midwestern farm family of moderate means. I included […]

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Information on the ship that brought my Polish grandfather, Leon Sawicki, from the “old Country” in the Ukraine to Dauphin Manitoba Canada.

Information on the ship that brought my Polish grandfather, Leon Sawicki, from the “old Country” in the Ukraine to Dauphin Manitoba Canada. Link to Leon Sawicki main page Link to Joseph Sawicki, Leon’s father. Link to Jesmer Family History page. The S.S. Prussia entering St John’s Newfoundland. “The three ships were the were the S.S. […]

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The History of the Walloon People in Belgium. Jean Philippe Soquet was Walloon.

The History of the Walloon People in Belgium. Jean Philippe Soquet was Walloon. Link to original article  In Wisconsin: it is estimated that between 5,000 and 7,500 Brabantines and Hesbignons answered the call of the New World from 1852 to 1856. Algoma, Brussels, Casco, Forestville, Green Bay, Kewaunee, Luxemburg, Namur, Sturgeon Bay (Françoise L’Empereur found […]

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Michael Hogan – the name’s sake of Hogansburg.

Michael Hogan – the name’s sake of Hogansburg, New York.  He was involved in the founding of Hogansburg and Bombay New York, the “Jesmer” ancestral homeland.  link the original source  Link to Hogansburg/Bombay history page Click here to return to the family history home page Link to Nelson Jesmer documents     Biographical letter by Jesse […]

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Some More Documents Concerning Ole and Lena Statland-my g-grandparents from Norway

Here are some more documents concerning Ole and Lena Statland. Some of the documents include school info about their kids. Some the pics are pics of schools in the county. They are not pics of family members. They are added to share what it was like to go to school the Wildrose ND area in […]

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Just back from the UBF International Conference in Indiana PA. Very edifying

Just back from the UBF International Conference in Indiana PA. Very edifying  Link to the conference

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Shirley’s wedding pics

  Shirley married my uncle Harry. Here are some wedding pics and some couple pics I have. The pics include some couple pictures in the 1970’s and pics of their kids. Link to the Jesmer Family page Link to Harvey and Alice Jesmer’s page (Her dad and mom) Link to Shirley’s childhood years  Link to […]

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I saw the Dark Knight Rises with my son Mark. (12) It was good to spend time with him.

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