[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Archives in Milwaukee area? Historical Society, Trinity Lutheran Church

Nancy Gertner nancygertner at mac.com
Thu Jun 18 06:39:53 PDT 2009

My grandmother that immigrated from Germany lived in Milwaukee with  
her parents from about 1891 - 1900.

I visited Milwaukee in 2000 to do a 'Family History Visit' with my  
husband.  We did a visit to the Milwaukee Historical Society, which  
is a museum in an old bank building.

They have some archive data, and in their file box, I was able to  
find data on grandma's older brothers.

I believe it related to when they applied for naturalization, and may  
have included data on their address in Milwaukee.

My ancestral family came from Prussia, and they attended St. Mattheus  
Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.  Grandma's Confirmation Certificate was  
in German.   This church is no longer, so on Sunday we attended  
Trinity Lutheran Church, which is an old congregation.

Nancy in Minnesota


On Jun 16, 2009, at 7:12 PM, William Remus wrote:

> I will be attending the SGGEE/FEEFHS convention in Milwaukee the  
> last weekend of July. I have had various Volhynia and Prussian  
> Poland relatives live in the area and wondered if there were any  
> archives or local genealogical information sources in the Milwaukee  
> area? Also I am not sure if there was any church that particularly  
> was associated with folks from Vohnlynia in the area. Any help  
> would be appreciated.
> Regards Bill Remus
> Family Names include Remus, Hoffmann, Lehmann, Spitzer, Radke,  
> Frohlich (Wesselowski), Minge, Krassin, Kurtz

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