Continuing the ancestor search
Aug 18, 2011
We left the campground early, making a few stops in Oshkosh to take pictures of where some of Roses ancestors had lived. We then travelled up to Winneconne to find the spot where Roses great grandfather had been given a land patent in 1865. Next we drove to the end of Lake Poygan to a little place called Tustin, where Roses gr grandfather was a merchant and ran a hotel. It appeared that city people from Oshkosh, who wanted a holiday would have come up Lake Poygan by steamer and enjoyed time away from the city by staying at the hotel and enjoying the lake side. While wandering through Tustin, an old fellow explained to Rose that the old hotel was burned two years ago and a fire hall was erected in its place. In the afternoon we visited the Archive Research Center at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. Rose was fortunate enough to find the naturalization record for her gr grandfather indicating that he had become an American citizen. We completed the day by driving through the rolling hills and farmland to a WalMart parking lot in Chippawa Falls WI.