Milwaukee'r Arbeiter-Zeitung

Milwaukee'r Arbeiter-Zeitung

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Research training can be entertaining too!

PBS runs all kinds of programming that provides suitable training for genealogy researchers and in an entertaining way: nature programs, classic movies, British mysteries & cops series, Masterpiece Theater specials, even long running BBC comedies like Last of the Summer Wine where the cultural divide between the sexes is not a line, but a brick wall!

   Cary Grant gets caught up with 2 genealogists in the classic  Arsenic and Old Lace (available in German too!)

The group dynamic may come into play in your community if you create something really valuable. The program Nature hi-lites both the successes and tragedies not too different from the human experience: sometimes you just have to outrun the opposition, while keeping them at bay with a thick skin and a few well-aimed kicks!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Passover in Milwaukee - matzos, matzos, matzos!

Jewish baker Julius Kohn (1724 Walnut St.) tells his valued customers that his matzos are available again this year and can be purchased at Klingbeil's on State St., Gottschalk's on Chestnut St., P. Welch's on Van Buren St., and at Ph. Weis' butcher shop on Jackson St. Weis was another advertiser of Kosher products in the Milwaukee Herold.

Monday, February 19, 2018

News of a black writer and former slave ...

A black writer. - John Randolph, a former slave of the well-known John Randolph of Roanoke, has made an announcement in New York about his biography of that extraordinary man with letters, poems, and anecdotes. [1848]

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Friday, September 22, 2017

Louis Kindling mit einer seiner Strassenwaschmachinen ...

Louis Kindling is perched on his Henschl made street sweeper. He worked with an Alderman Koenig to import and sell the new devices to the city of Milwaukee. A test of the machine's effectiveness was conducted on Grand Avenue between 5th Street and the Milwaukee River bridge.

Pictures of Louis Kindling's home are found at the link below.

The family is well-represented in the local German-American papers. It's even reported that Louis made over 50 trips back to a town near Berlin to visit his mother, the 51st trip when she was 99 years old!