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Settlers of Wisconsin

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  • John Krivsky (1834 - 1921)
    immigrated on Bark Clara on 17 December 1867 from Bohemia via Bremen/Bremerhaven, Germany to Baltimore, United States
  • Filomena Wolanek (1868 - 1940)
  • Emil Wolanek (1861 - 1923)
    According to family lore, Emil enjoyed playing cards. One drunken night he had the misfortune of losing his house in a wager he thought he could win. Filomena was furious with him as they had to live i...
  • Mary Walta (1878 - 1965)
    Family always referred to Mary as Baba. Mary traveled to the United States on her own in search of her beloved Joseph. Family lore varies on the reason for their different dates of departure. Mary to...
  • Joseph John Walta (1876 - 1950)
    Joseph traveled to the United States with both of his brothers. Frank returned to Bohemia. Joseph arrived in New York and then traveled to West Virginia, the hills reminding him of home. Next the fam...

I've been thinking about making this group for a long time, as I find early Wisconsin history fascinating.

So I would like this project to be for anyone with an interest in early Wisconsin history, but of course other Wisconsin related information is welcome.

I've digitized or have access to a number of resources created by the historical societies of LaCrosse, Buffalo, and Trempealeau counties, and would like to share them with anyone interested.

Everyone should feel welcome to add themselves or anyone they think would be interested in this project.

With that in mind, I don't really know how projects work, and this is the first I've created. I'm mostly putting this up so other people looking for such a group will find me.

The "Profiles" added to this Project should be people who were immigrants to Wisconsin. In the case of entire families immigrating together, then it is fine to add people who immigrated as children.