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Lake Mathews (Perris), CA, United States
I am a native of Illinois and grew up in Wilmette, a northern suburb of Chicago. I have one sibling, an older brother. After dropping out of college, I moved to California in 1973 with my first husband. I married my present husband, Butch, in 1977 and got 4 children in the deal. They have gone on to make me a grandmother 25 times over and a great-grandmother of 19. Three years after I married Butch I returned to school. I got my bachelors and masters degrees in speech communication and was a professor in that field for 13 years. I retired in 2001 to return to school and get my doctorate in folklore. Now I meld my two interests - folklore and genealogy - and add my teaching background, resulting in my current profession: speaker/entertainer of genealogically-related topics. I play a number of folk instruments, but my preference is guitar, which I have been playing since 1963. I work in partnership with Gena Philibert-Ortega with Genealogy Journeys where we focus on educating folks about Social History. More about that can be found at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com and more about my own business projects is on my Circlemending website.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - 25 May 2010 - Ignatz Trapschuh

The Trapschuh marker, Forest Home Cemetery

The family headstone

Ignatz Trapschuh, cabinet-maker; husband of Maria Theresa Knoetgen (md: August 1838, Austria)
b: 20 August 1815, Hochpetsch, Bohemia, Austria
d: 26 May 1893, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (117 years ago tomorrow)
buried: Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Lot 2, Block 67, Section 23

1 comment:

  1. don't you love the way that they built things to last! They made sure that their relatives were not forgotten even after they died.