I have been interested in genealogy since I was in grade school and discovered my 2nd Great Grandfather in a book about the history of Kenosha (Wisconsin) at the library.  After combining that discovery with a box of old photos, I was hooked.

The primary lines I’m researching are Badtke, Dedelow, Eells, Ells, Freund, Germain, Kopczynski, Kresal, Ladewig, Lesko, Luba, and Plonske. I use Family Tree Maker to maintain my information, but I need to make more of this available in an online form.  The pile of paper on my desk that came from a research trip to Wisconsin in 2005 (yes, 2005) gies you an indication of how little time I have to work on any genealogy these days.

I’ve always intended to have a more complete genealogy section on the web site, but it hasn’t been a priority (refer back to that pile of paper on my desk). I don’t expect that to change in the near (or even far) future.  For now, if you find yourself here and thin kyou may have some information or have questions, please feel free to contact me.