Published by TheFamilyKalamazoo: We’re Complaining About Business Hours Today? What about 100 Years Ago?

I’ve mentioned before that my great-grandfather, Adrian Zuidweg, Sr. (Adriaan Zuijdweg) owned a fish market when Grandpa was young.  In this photo he stands with an unidentified young employee. I found some ads he ran in the Kalamazoo Gazette on Genealogy Bank. This one is from September 16, 1910. This is a pretty fancy ad […]

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Published by TheFamilyKalamazoo: Farm Life 100 Years Ago

Looking through my computer files (such a mess!), I found an old Word document I thought I’d share with you. When my daughter was 10 she wanted to be a paperdoll centerfold for American Girl magazine. One of the requirements was to interview female living relatives about their childhoods. Her oldest female relative that we […]

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Published by TheFamilyKalamazoo Blog: Tennyson’s Words for Henry Waruf’s Funeral

In a post called “Who Was Hank Waruf, Kalamazoo Gunsmith?” I wrote about the husband of my great-great-grandmother’s sister, Carrie (Paak) Waruf. The couple owned the resort Ramona Palace and Ramona Park, as well as many cottages and their own home, at Long Lake in Portage, Michigan. In my files I found the brochure for […]

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