Category Archive: Breuninger

Jun 23

Found Shoes, aka Concealed Shoes

We were in an antique store in Shipshewana, Indiana, a couple weeks ago where we had a nice conversation with the owner. He had a little workshop in the back of the store and he was working on a pair of shoes. He was very knowledgeable about shoes and I mentioned the old boots I …

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Mar 18

Photos of Louis J. Schumm (1851-1938)

I am still going through my mom’s photos and I continue to find photos that I have not seen before. I have several photos of my great-grandfather Louis J. Schumm but I have never seen a photo of him this young. In the photo below are brothers Louis J. Schumm and John Charles Schumm. The …

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Jun 29

Theodore C. Ellis, Son of Albert G. & Eliza (Breuninger) Ellis

Sadly, one of the all too common realities of family life in the 19th century was dealing with the illness and impending death of a family member. Too often that family member was a child or sibling. The letter that follows gives us a glimpse of the feelings of the family at such a time–the worry, …

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Jun 22

Eliza C. J. Breuninger and Albert G. Ellis

Eliza Breuninger, my great-great-grandaunt, was the second wife of the well-known Green Bay, Wisconsin, pioneer Albert Gallatin Ellis. She was also the sister of my great-great-grandfather, Louis Breuninger (1819-1890). Had it not been for the letters and documents saved by my ancestor Louis Breuninger (which I refer to as “The Breuninger Collection”) I may never have discovered …

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Jun 08

Albert G. Ellis–The Breuninger Connection

Who was Albert Gallatin Ellis and how does he fit into our family? Albert Gallatin Ellis is one of the best known American pioneers of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the upper Wisconsin River valley. He was born in Verona, New York, in 1800, the son of Eleazer Ellis. During his lifetime he was a teacher, …

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