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Karen Duffy (#47319297)
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Bio Photo I have been working on my family's genealogy since a history teacher assigned a project to me as a high school sophomore. That was a long time ago! Today I focus on helping people with Sawyer County (Wisconsin) area research, plus compiling information on Polish Americans in Wisconsin. Please contact me if you need assistance with northern Wisconsin genealogy or Wisconsin Polonia, or other Polish ancestry research.

I have walked and taken notes at many area cemeteries. (Thank you to my nephew JP for walking some of these with me.) These were tombstone transcriptions only and I read them the best I could. I'm now adding to these entries as well as adding unmarked graves using information from the Sawyer County newspaper archives. Please contact me if you need an obit look-up in the Sawyer County Record newspaper based in Hayward. You may contact the Sawyer County Gazette newspaper based in Winter directly by writing to

THIS INFORMATION IS FREE FOR YOU TO USE. I enjoyed doing the research and uploading this data, so I hope it helps other genealogists. If you want a management transfer, just send me a request using the edit button.

Additional information:
***Restoration of the cross at the Winter Cemetery is now complete (Sawyer County Gazette 8/4/2010). Anyone who would like to contribute to the ongoing restoration of the cemetery can contact Winter Cemetery Assoc., PO Box 277, Winter, WI 54896.

****St. Ignatius Church, affiliated with the New Post Cemetery, is in desperate need of renovation. The estimated total cost of repairs is $60,000. Fundraising has begun, with private donations totaling $3,000 so far.
More information can be obtained from Father Hopefl, who serves a three-point parish including St. Francis Solanus at Reserve, St. Phillip's in Stone Lake and St. Ignatius in New Post.
The mailing address is St. Francis Rectory, 13891 W Mission Road, Stone Lake, WI 54876.
(Published in the Sawyer County Record 5/28/2014)
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Reva G. Bradford
RE: Chaurette
Wow !!! I love your magic. Thanks so much for your help. <> Reva <>
Added by Reva G. Bradford on Apr 17, 2017 1:16 PM
Rachel G
Milton C Downing
Thanks for the information on Milton Downing. I appreciate the addition and from your bio you are doing great work here - much appreciated!

Rachel G.
Added by Rachel G on Apr 07, 2017 2:15 AM
Nadeen Sobottka
Blance Dahlstrom @ Mound Cem., Racine, WI
Hi Karen, while posting crypt photographs for memorials at Mound Cem., Racine, WI. I noticed you had a memorial for Blanche Dahlstrom in Sawyer Co. She also has a crypt at Mound in Racine. Her memorial #56869476. Do you happen to know why her and her husband would have a plot in Sawyer Co. as well as in Racine? I'm not a relative, just a volunteer. Regards Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Apr 02, 2017 2:32 PM
Pamela Forster Fraim
Leona Hayes Forster Stover
Hi, Thank you so much for your research on my Mo0ther's family, the Hayes/Hopkins clan. I am so fascinated by them and appreciate all your hard work.
Thank you again, oh, one more thing, on my Great Grandmother Julia Hopkins there is a daughter who is missing, Veronica Moses who is still living and will be 97 this August 14, 1920, is her birth year.

Thank you again,
Pamela Forster Fraim
Added by Pamela Forster Fraim on Mar 26, 2017 1:58 PM
Reva G. Bradford
RE: Chaurette
Do you think you could find out what happened to Mary Dandy Chaurette, Henry's wife? She last appeared in the Indian census in 1934 and Henry is in the 1940 census listed as a widower. 1934 to 1940 - is that a narrow enough window for you to do some magic? <> Reva
Added by Reva G. Bradford on Mar 15, 2017 8:58 PM
Nadeen Sobottka
Robert Barnes
Hi Karen, thank you for the obituary for Mr. Barnes, it has been added to his bio. Regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Dec 27, 2016 8:29 AM
Ron's Resort
Elizabeth Jane Robinson Johnson Sweet
Dear Karen,

Thank you for the additional information.

Best Regards, RJS........ Ron's Resort
Added by Ron's Resort on Dec 15, 2016 7:29 PM
John/Mary Jo Rogowski
Harry Paul Rogers
Karen ~

I added a new picture of the grave marker for my uncle - Harry Paul Rogers - that's more clear then the original picture attached to his memorial. Could you kindly remove the picutre you submitted? Thank you for your consideration. John Rogowski

155107842 Harry Paul Rogers
Added by John/Mary Jo Rogowski on Jul 29, 2016 8:42 AM
Jewett Russell
Info added to memorial. Thank you.
Added by mjshistory on Jul 02, 2016 5:44 PM
Carli McK
Anna (Smith) Smith
Dear Karen:

Thank you so much for helping me confirm the relationship by adding the text of their obituaries. I appreciate your willingness to assist in research. Please let me know if I can reciprocate in any way.

Warm regards,
Added by Carli McK on Jun 30, 2016 6:24 PM
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