Milwaukee'r Arbeiter-Zeitung

Milwaukee'r Arbeiter-Zeitung

Monday, May 29, 2017

Family memorials to WWI soldier Private Eugene Griepentrog, 1918-1930

Pvt. Eugene Griepentrog was a Milwaukee boy who died in the WWI conflict in France on 28 May 1918. His friend Pvt. August Beckmann, and another Milwaukeean, Herbert Schmidt also died that week. They were members of Co. K of the 28th Infantry Regiment.
The local German-American papers published articles and photos in 1918, but the Griepentrog family published a memorial on the anniversary of Eugene's death in 1919 and 1920. When his remains were brought back to Milwaukee for reburial in 1921 his parents published death notices and a public thanks, and then a memorial for him every year after that until 1930.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Die Hallen der Turnvereine in Milwaukee, 1890s

Turnhalle-Humboldt (Center St.), Turnhalle-Bahnfrei (North Ave.), Turnhalle-Vorwärts (Teutonia Ave.)
Bundes Turnhalle (Central Teachers School & Gymnasium, N. Broadway)
Turnhalle-Milwaukee (4th St.), Turnhalle der Südseite (National Ave.), Turnhall der Nordseite (Walnut St.),

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Unlikely sources for research training

PBS runs a lot of great programming that provides suitable training for researchers: nature programs, British mysteries, cops series, Masterpiece Theater offerings, even long running British comedies like Last of the Summer Wine.

From Agatha Christie's The Body in the Library: "One does see so much evil in a village," murmured Miss Marple in an explanatory voice."

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Deutsches Haus Milwaukee?

An old question dating back to the 1930s. Presumably, Goethe Haus' (now Goethe House-Wisconsin) 30 years of residency at the Milwaukee Public Library - Central Branch was the answer.
But that residency never produced a single German-American project between them and the Milwaukee Public Library and /or the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society - another group in residence there.