|Bio and Links|
My friends & collaborators call me "PJ" -- but I have included my full name to acknowledge my paternal & maternal grandfathers, whom I was named for -- afterall, this is a website focused on family history.|
Now "actively" retired (I've had two separate careers; first = US Navy/21 years, retiring as a "master chief" [E-9] & then WA state public service/24 years as a training specialist/performance consultant); I live in Port Orchard, WA; 25 miles north of Tacoma -- across Sinclair Inlet from Naval Base Kitsap & the Bremerton Naval Shipyard.
I've spent the past 12+ years researching my family history, as well as my wife's family. Primary surnames include Braun, Fahnhorst, Wotzka, Vorgert, Rezachek, Iverson, Dyx/Deeks/Schmidt & Wrublewski.
Most of these families are, at least originally, from the upper-midwest states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, & Michigan.
While doing research into my primary families, I've also tried to help other family researchers by creating linked memorials on Find-A-Grave. 98+% of the memorials I've created (or "adopted") over the years are for members of my extended family trees.
My goal, over time, is to leave a trail of electronic "bread crumbs" on the Internet to help anyone researching these families. So... if you're related to someone on my list of memorials, just contact me at the e-mail below and I'll share what I have on them.
"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened." -- Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka..."Dr. Seuss" -- [1904–1991].
If you have additional data to share that can enhance these memorials, please contact me by e-mail or by submitting your information through Find-A-Grave. Namasté, "PJ"
|Find A Grave Friends|
Arlin Super, ButterflyKisses, Cathy R, Dale & Corinne ..., Linda and Willi..., Michael J. Petr..., Quincy Stroeing, rememberedalway..., Steve Edquist ~..., sun_shinetoo@ya..., Trevor Kollmann, Vita Brevis