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Frank Germanson (#47547407)
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Bio Photo My name is Frank Germanson, a retired Milwaukee Public School teacher. My father's paternal relatives were the Germansons, Lynchs and Hennesseys from Port Washington, Wisconsin. His maternal side were the Reises and Heyers from Germany and Wisconsin. My mother, Hazel Manzeck had her paternal relatives, the Manzecks and Timrecks were both from Germany. Her maternal side was Prinz and Comp, again both from Germany.
I have a tree on Ancestry under Germanson that you may view if you wish. It is a public tree. Feel free to use any pictures I have available in your ancestral pursuits and I will be glad to transfer any non family member I have.
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Gene Meier
Joseph Herman Mauhs 1858-1915
Hello
FINDAGRAVE has the photograph of Anna Mauhs (Austria July 1862/1934)"Mother" which you so kindly provided.

But I have biographical info on her husband Joseph Herman Mauhs (1858-1915)"FATHER", whose photo I found on usgenweb-Wisconsin

Joseph Mauhs was a teamster who specialized, for several years, in transporting rotunda panoramas from city to city, putting them up and taking them down. Rotunda panoramas were the biggest paintings in the world, 50 x 400=20,000 square feet, housed in their own rotundas which were 16-sided polygons. Chicago in 1893 had 6 panorama companies and 6 panorama rotundas. Joseph Mauhs is mentioned each year 1886-1893 in the F.W.Heine diaries which I found in the display case of Milwaukee County Historical Society. These diaries are the only narrative of a panorama company, that of William Wehner (1847-1928) of Chicago who built his panorama studio in downtown Milwaukee. From 1885-88 Wehner produced 2 units of BATTLE OF ATLANTA, 2 units of MISSIONARY RIDGE & LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN and 3 units of JERUSALEM ON THE DAY OF THE CRUCIFIXION. The Heine diaries are as important to the history of 19th century rotunda panorama as the letters of Theo and Vincent Van Gogh are important to the history of post impressionism. But what is REALLY NEAT is that Joseph Mauhn not only worked for William Wehner, but A.T.Andreas, and Reed & Gross of Chicago, and helped set up the BERNESE OBERLAND panorama on the Midway Plaisance during the World Columbian Exposition, and brought Paul Philippoteaux NIAGARA FALLS from Chicago to Milwaukee for Howard H. Gross to be repainted as NIAGARA IN WINTER and then returned to London. So, if you could please install Joseph Mauhs' photo to FINDAGRAVE, I would be de-lighted to fill in the details.Many thanks
Added by Gene Meier on Aug 19, 2016 4:07 PM
Donna B
Wladyslawa "Lottie" Krawczyk
She is buried with her second husband Josef Krawczyk.
Added by Donna B on Aug 16, 2016 2:25 PM
James Selander
Michael and Mary Sadowski

Thank you VERY much for creating these memorials, and for the transfers.

Added by James Selander on Aug 15, 2016 10:47 PM
Ellen
Roy Anderson Hoffman &Psychia Adele Holt
Frank,
May I use the photos of Roy and Psychia that you have placed on their find a Grave sites (94320012 and 94319481) on my public family trees. I would be grateful for your permission, but will also respect your desire.
Many thanks,
Ellen
Added by Ellen on Aug 15, 2016 4:45 PM
Phillip
RE: Ross Family
I didn't see the picture on the tombstone until I got home. It might be William. His tombstone was on that side.
Added by Phillip on Aug 15, 2016 12:21 AM
GenealogyNora
Lass transfers
Hi Frank thanks for the transfers. I really appreciate it
Added by GenealogyNora on Aug 13, 2016 1:32 PM
Patricia Tomich
Ann [Wiens/Wenos] Tomich
Thank you Frank for uploading the image of my grandmother's headstone. I visited her grave site for the first time last week. I am most grateful to you, and your service to families.

Her year of birth was not engraved on the stone - 1878. She died at the age of 47, and survived by her husband John and young children. I am told that her youngest children were put in an orphanage while her husband looked for work. She traveled between Menominee County, MI [Hermansville] and Milwaukee, WI. Perhaps she had family, or good friends that took care of her during her final year of earthly life.
Added by Patricia Tomich on Aug 08, 2016 10:20 AM
Nadeen Sobottka
Alice Nowicki
Hi Frank, ok, this obituary I did add. Regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Aug 03, 2016 1:46 PM
Nadeen Sobottka
Alice Nowicki @ Forest Home Cem
Hi Frank, did you by chance send me an incorrect obituary for Alice? The names don't match and the gal in the obituary is buried at St. Adalberts, not Forest Home? An oversight perhaps? I won't add it until you take a look. And I noticed that you have a double flower message entry. Did you mean to do that or did you want to delete one of them? Do you know how? I had to find out the hard way, on my own, when I had accidentally added two flowers to a memorial. Will await your reply. Regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Aug 02, 2016 7:05 AM
Nancy Singh (mom
RE: Harry and Margaret Halonen
Thank you Ina is my great grand mother. Funny I am here in Wisconsin now and just got a pic of her head stone
Added by Nancy Singh (mom on Aug 01, 2016 2:38 PM
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