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Brick Walls - Sucess!

First, I have to mention that in 2004, I removed one of my oldest brick walls. It was on my 2nd Great Aunt Mary Powers, sister to Sarah Powers who married Louis Wilpolt. Here\'s the info.... Mary, or \"Minnie\" Powers can be found living with her parents and siblings in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 Census\' in Hollandtown, Wisconsin and in 1886, she is listed as a witness to Louis Wilpolt and Sarah Power\'s wedding that was at St. Francis Catholic Church in Hollandtown. After that she disappeared. No one in our family ever knew of her and until I came across a letter written 1970 by a distant cousin to another distant cousin he briefly mentioned the Powers family and that \"Minnie was mother to Chester and Hattie Patterson. The Paterson (sic) family we have not heard from for years, don\'t know where they went, at one time I guess they resided in the state of Oregon.\" Well I spent over 8 years looking for her and finally did find her death record! I still don\'t know her husband\'s first name or when they married. I am currently searching for any of their descendants! They would be Harriet (Patterson) Stewart (about 1893- ?) who was married to Harry Stewart (born about 1894) they had a child named Arthur Stewart born in Oregon in about 1921. A second daughter of Minnie\'s is mentioned in her obit as Margaurite (Patterson) Gibbons (born about 1897) possibly married to Charles Gibbons. So, if you know of, or are related to any of these persons..PLEASE email me Jay . ------------------------------------- I have found much more info since then, BUT, I am still seeking descendants of Mary Powers Patterson.
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Barbett, Elizabeth

At Pioneer Cemetery Grand Chute is a stone for Elizabeth Barbett, born abt 1813 died Sept 1865. She doesn\'t seem to be connected (related) to anyone in the database.
Barbett, Elizabeth stone Pioneer Cemetery
Russell Lauer

Email from Kay at dpogrant@new.rr.com I have a picture from 1925 of Russell Lauer. He is on a horse and is with Santa. Mother-in-law had the picture so I don\'t know if she was related to Russell or not. Would love to get the picture back to the family if they are interested. I believe it is Russell L Lauer who was born in 1924 as he is looks to be abt. 1 yr old in picture. Mother-in-law was also from Outagamie Co, WI. -------------------- This might be Russell Lauer I 132382 born 4/13/1924 died 9/10/1986. Unmarried according to data we have but had brothers William John Lauer and Robert Lauer and sister Roseann Lauer Marx.
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Micke, Grandson - Need help to Identify

This Micke Grandson inscription is at St. Paul\'s Cemetery in Wrightstown, but we do not know who he is. If you know, please email us with his parents names, so he can be properly entered into the database.
Micke grandson at St. Paul Cemetery, Wrightstown
Which Wilpolt did Catherine Casselius marry? UPDATE! Success!! December 13, 2013

Thanks to Kathy Fuhrmann and Lois in Minnesota a marriage record for Catherine was finally found. She married Albert Wilpolt on June 2, 1941. Thanks, another BRICK wall is gone.
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Micke, Grandson - Need help to Identify

This Micke Grandson inscription is at St. Paul\'s Cemetery in Wrightstown, but we do not know who he is. If you know, please email us with his parents names, so he can be properly entered into the database.
Micke grandson at St. Paul Cemetery, Wrightstown
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What happened to Barbara Feller?

Barbara Feller was born in Osburg, Germany on January 17, 1851. She was the daughter of Johannes Feller, born April 1, 1810 in Ruwer, Germany and Catharina Michels, born February 16, 1818 in Osburg, Germany. Barbara was 20 years old when her mother passed away in 1871. The following year, her older brother Peter Feller, born April 6, 1846, immigrated to the US. He sailed from Bremen on the Hermann, arriving in New York on March 11, 1872. He then went on to St. John, Calumet County, Wisconsin where he settled. In 1875, Barbara, her father Johannes Feller and her younger brother John Feller, immigrated to the US. They sailed from Bremen on the ship Rhein, arriving in New York on May 10, 1875, and by June they were in Wisconsin. At this point there is no further confirmed information about Barbara Feller. No Marriage or Death records have been found. Her father died 3 years later on April 16, 1878 and is buried at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in St. John, Wisconsin. Her older brother Peter Feller married Maria Krell on January 2, 1876. Younger brother John Feller married Theresia Romenesko on October 9, 1888 in Freedom, Wisconsin. Her younger sister, Anna Feller, who had remained in Germany, married Matthias Steinbach on January 22, 1874, in Osburg, and she passed away 10 years later on January 22, 1884.
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Micke, Grandson - Need help to Identify

This Micke Grandson inscription is at St. Paul\'s Cemetery in Wrightstown, but we do not know who he is. If you know, please email us with his parents names, so he can be properly entered into the database.
Micke grandson at St. Paul Cemetery, Wrightstown

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