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Our Quade Mester Line
Shadows to Sunshine, Our Quade Line, 03MAY2020 © Diane Sleger. This genealogical focus is to concentrate on our German historical backgrounds. Researching my husband Paul and his siblings’ maternal Prussian ancestry, focusing on both the Quade and Mester Lines. It follows their ancestors lives from emigration, living during the depression, letters, WWII – Pacific soldier’s experiences, the homes they lived in, their memories, and sharing Dori’s watercolors.
Our Maas Line
Shadows to Sunshine, Our Maas Line,01FEB2020 © Diane Sleger. This is a genealogical research review on my maternal Pomerania Maas line, who inspired our cultural traditions. . It’s amazing how many left their families and beautiful homeland, traveling over rough seas to follow their hopes and dreams with a new land. Our Maas family emigrated to Chicago, IL. Reference at: NSDAR, Washington, DC, and the Newberry Library, Chicago, IL.
Our Leffingwell Line
Shadows to Sunshine, Our Leffingwell Line, 24OCT2018 © Diane Sleger. This is a genealogical research study descending from Thomas Leffingwell. It includes soldiers sacrifices in King Phillip's War, Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI and WWII. Focusing on his immigration to North America and stepping-stones to our ancestral line. Reference at: NSDAR, Washington, DC, and the Newberry Library, Chicago, IL.
The Great War, A Soldier's View
The Great War, A Soldier's View, A Soldier’s View, 8OCT2017 © Diane Sleger. William F. Weir served with the American Field Service, S.S.U.649, American Expeditionary Forces, First Division. It relates specifically to a driver/mechanic’s experiences in the trenches, including Cantigny, Soissons, and Meuse Argonne. Reference at: ILDAR, NSDAR, Washington, DC, World War I Museum, St. Louis, MO., the Pritzker Military Museum and
Library, Chicago, IL, and the First Division Museum, Wheaton, IL.
One Lucky Combat Infantryman
One Lucky Combat Infantryman, 6DEC 2017 © Paul H. Sleger, Editor: Diane Sleger. Paul H. Sleger served as a Sergeant, and Squad Leader with the 11th Armored Division, Thunderbolt in WWII. He participated in the battles of Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe, and the Battle of the Bulge. Reference at: ILDAR, NSDAR library, Washington, DC, World War II Museum, New Orleans, LA, Marquette University, WI., Washington State College, WA., and the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, Chicago, IL.
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The Great War, A Soldier's View

The Great War, A Soldier's View, A Soldier’s View, 8OCT2017 © Diane Sleger. William F. Weir served with the American Field Service, S.S.U.649, American Expeditionary Forces, First Division. It relates specifically to a driver/mechanic’s experiences in the trenches, including Cantigny, Soissons, and Meuse Argonne. Reference at: ILDAR, NSDAR, Washington, DC, World War I Museum, St. Louis, MO., the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, Chicago, IL, and the First Division Museum, Wheaton, IL.

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