Almost everyone doing family history research is helped by genealogists who have contributed their family trees or transcribed and posted family information online. Or volunteered to do look ups or answer questions on discussion groups.
One of the first helpful transcriptions that I found was the obituary of my third great-grandfather Nicholas Boie who came to Wisconsin in 1854 from Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, with wife Cecilia and young daughter Elise. With one obituary, a wealth of family detail was discovered.
In turn, it is important to give back and contribute resources in ways that work for you. Here are some materials I have donated to the Calumet County, Wisconsin, genealogy site, the same site that has the Boie obituary:
Obituaries – New Holstein, Wisconsin
Ferdinand Hachez, son of Ferdinand and Louise Hachez, husband of Elise Boie, father of many children including Clara
Clara Hachez Luehr, daughter of Ferdinand Hachez and Elise Boie Hachez, wife of William Henry Luehr, mother of Lucille Marguerite and Robert William Luehr
Mathilde Agnes “Tillie” Boie Sebelein, younger sister of Elise Boie Hachez and wife of Charles Sebelein
John August Hansen, husband of Lena Boie, sister to Elise Boie Hachez and Tillie Boie Sebelein
Anna Margretha Groth Luehr, wife of John Nicholas Luehr, mother of four sons: John, William Henry, Edward and Arthur
John Claudius Luehr, son of John Nicholas Luehr and Anna Groth Luehr, husband of Wilhelmina Kroehnke, father of three
William Henry Luehr, son of John Nicholas Luehr and Anna Groth Luehr, husband of Clara Hachez Luehr, father of Lucille Marguerite and Robert William Luehr.
Dr. Edward Luehr, son of John Nicholas Luehr and Anna Groth Luehr, husband of Louisa Holdenreid, father of two
Lydia Luehr, daugher of John Claudius and Wilhelmina Kroehnke Luehr
These are posted in the Obituaries section of the Calumet County, Wisconsin, Genealogy and History site.
Biographies – New Holstein, Wisconsin
William Henry Luehr, Wisconsin journalist, publisher, educator, principal and state government official.
This biography is posted on the Calumet County, Wisconsin, Genealogy and History site.
I also created a New Holstein genealogy and history guide on the Web that is filled with names of early pioneers and links to family and history resources.
Obituaries – Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
Here are three obituaries I have donated to the genealogy site for Sheboygan County, which is east of Calumet County:
Lucille Marguerite Luehr Conger, daughter of William Henry Luehr and Clara Hachez Luehr, wife of Howard Dale Conger, mother of a son and a daughter
Howard Dale Conger, son of Robert Owen Conger and Eda Dell Morey Conger, husband of Lucille Marguerite Luehr Conger, father of a son and a daughter
Mary Schneider Bradley, daughter of Fred and Elisabeth Schneider of Plymouth, and second wife of Sherman A. Bradley of Milwaukee
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