Gravesite Photos Cpl. William H. Pierce

Gravesite Photos Cpl. William H. Pierce

On this memorial day weekend it is only fitting to honor  Cpl. William H. Pierce who faught and gave his life in WWII.

Thank you to the Ellis & Lipari Family for making the trip and sending the photos trip in November 2010.





John E. Pierce

John E. Pierce

It is with heavy heart that I bring you this posting today.  John was the dear Uncle of Nancy, the owner of this website.  He will be dearly missed.

John E. Pierce 1916-2011

John E Pierce
September 22, 1916 – July 6, 2011

John E. Pierce, Sr., of Black Oak Lake, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Eastview Medical & Rehabilitation Center. He was 94 years old. He was born on September 22, 1916 in West Allis, a son of Jack and Louise (Schmidtt) Pierce. He married Verna Feigley on February 27, 1937 in Milwaukee. She survives.

He was a graduate of West Allis High School.

Mr. Pierce was employed for 42 years at Allis Chalmers as superintendent of materials handling. He retired and moved to Black Oak Lake in 1978.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and bowling.

Survivors include two daughters Patrica (James) Yesko, Waterford, Judy (Nicholas) Romano, Wauwatosa; a son John (Deborah) Pierce, Jr., Milwaukee; eight grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren; two sisters Louise Link and Delores Haring.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bradley Funeral Home with Rev. Omer Kelley officiating. Burial will take place in Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield. Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of serivces at the Bradley Funeral Home.

Jimmy Pierce and Golden Gloves Boxing

Jimmy Pierce and Golden Gloves Boxing

Recently I added a couple of posts on Jimmy Pierce and he and his brother’s involvement in Golden Gloves Boxing. Soon I will be adding articles of interest showing how popular Jimmy and Billy were in the ring. I will post when I add those articles.

Here is the link to Jimmy “Irish” Pierce and to Golden Gloves Boxing

William Harrison Pierce

William Harrison Pierce

In honor of memorial day I wanted to add something to the site to honor the veterans in our family. There are many who gave service to our country as you can see on the Duty to Country section of the site.

Corporal William Harrison Pierce gave his life during World War II while service his county as a US Marine.

Read more about Corporal William Harrison Pierce

Howard Sanderson

Howard Sanderson

Today I was finally able to sort out the Howard Sanderson family. Howard was the son of John Sanderson. His daughter Margaret married Dr. Jean J. Loizeaux. Jean is the son of Celia A. Sanderson. Celia being the daughter of Wm. Sanderson Sr. Making Jean and Margaret first cousins once removed.

You can read more about these families:
Howard Sanderson
Celia Sanderson
and Jean and Margaret Loizeaux

JEP, Daisy and Wm.

JEP, Daisy and Wm.

I haven’t updated this in a while. Sorry about that. I added a new page for Daisy Driscoll. Daisy married both William Sanderson and then John Eli Pierce (JEP), William’s cousin.

Daisy’s page goes into some of the trials and tribulations she had to deal with settling William’s estate. JEPs page talks about his involvement in Horse racing.

John Eli Pierce, his wife Augusta and Daisy.

Daisy Driscoll and her husbands William Sanderson and John Eli Pierce

More of the Pierce Family

More of the Pierce Family

The Pierce family is pretty large and have quite a fascinating history. It will take some time to get all the stories online.

The last couple of days I have been working on the children of Dr. Eli Pierce.
I have completed (for now)
William Young Birch Pierce
Howard Pierce
Ogden Pierce Sr.
Hannah Burgess Pierce Schoonmaker and her son Harry.

I am trying to locate a photo of the Wauwatosa Railway line that connected Milwaukee to the suburbs. I believe it is the same line that traveled over the Wells street viaduct. Harry Schoonmaker owned the line in the 1890s.

There are a few children remaining but will wait to complete those until I have a little bit more information on them.

Pierce Family

Pierce Family

There are another two pages up for the Pierce family. Dr. Eli Pierce and his wife Sarah Burgess and their son W.Y.B. Pierce and his wives, Mary Ann Sanderson and Mrs. Martha Latham. Both families lived at Hazelcot Whitley county Indiana.

Schmidt Family Additions

Schmidt Family Additions

Yesterday I added pages for all of the Schmidt family except Louise. Louise married into the Pierce family. Once I create John William Eli Pierce’s page I will link Louise there.

Nancy asked me to add a note about the Schmidts in regards to them being talented musicians.

All of the Schmidts I know stories about, or knew personally, were very talented. Rose and Ernie were professional musicians. They played chamber music and music to accompany the silent movies. I have in my notes some of the places they played.

Fannie and Flossie

Fannie and Flossie

I have been adding pages, but have forgotten to note them here. Sorry about that folks.

There is a short page up about Fanny Driscoll White (our poetess) and the start of the section on Aunt Flossie O’Driscoll O’Connell.

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