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My Grandfather Chester Arthur PURDY (right) and his brother Willard D. PURDY were born in Marshfield in 1896 and 1894 respectively. Would love to hear from PURDY Family members still in the area. The Junior High School in Marshfield was named after Willard.
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My "Milwaukee Deaths" database is now live. Currently, there are about 900 entries, mainly from 1884, 1885, and 1910. Constantly adding new entries as I have time. Take a look. #milwaukee   #genealogy  

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While spending hours digging through archived Milwaukee papers, I decided to keep track of the deaths I found. This has now turned into a larger project that I hope will help everyone looking for #Milwaukee  ancestors. #genealogy  

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A quick, interesting overview of some of the history of Milwaukee's Lake Park in light of the recent truck driving incident. 

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A good new resource has become available. If you're like me and have a lot of #Polish  ancestors in #Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Polonia: The Roman Kwasniewski Photographs site is now online at the UWM website.

Although I'm not from Wisconsin myself, I do have several extended family members (cousins of my father) who lived and are living in Wisconsin.  The surnames are IPPEN and SALA.  Specifically, Peter Morton IPPEN b. 6 Jul 1907, d. 6 Oct 1966; married Mary Ellen NEWLIN b. 14 May 1908, d. 13 Jun 1963, m. 8 Sep 1928 AND Dorothy M. IPPEN b. 18 Nov 1908, d. 23 Nov 1956; married Melvin W. SALA b. 24 Sep 1901, d. 11 Jan 1983.  Both Peter and Dorothy were the children of Ernest Peter IPPEN b. 3 Sep 1883, d. 28 Sep 1948; married Ida Maude POLLITT b. 18 May 1888, d. 28 Nov 1929, m. 15 Sep 1906.

Both Pete and Dorothy were born in Vigo County, Indiana but when their parents divorced their stable home-life was shattered and the two were shuttled back & both between their parents.  I believe Ida moved to the northern part of Indiana.  Pete and Dorothy both migrated further north, Dorothy eventually settled in Milwaukee and Pete put down roots across the lake in Michigan.

Any additional information on these two cousins would be most helpful and appreciated.

Thank you,
Joann Hoff

Weiss

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A nice Tumblr blog with a lot of old, historic #Milwaukee  images and descriptions. #history  
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