Saturday, August 27, 2005


Edward, Jack, George
Robert, Dennis Fitzgerald, Bill

Patty, Joe, Rose, Mary Sue, Bridgett Fitzgerald
The local Campbellsport bottling company produced what brand of soda?
How did Digger get his name?
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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

TwohigFest '05

Milwaukee, WI -Sunday Aug 21 - AP-
Armstrong emmisary discussing possible
reparations following Campbellsport Twohig visit.

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Friday, August 19, 2005

Twohigs Take Ireland

The Campbellsport Wisconsin Clan Has Just Returned From Ireland

Blarney Castle

It is interesting to note that the President of Ireland will be at IrishFest following the Twohig Family visit. An unnamed source close to the President states that the State Dept & high ranking Irish officials will be having discussions regarding future "incursions".

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Mollies Diary

Tidbits from Mollie Twohig's Diary (transcribed by Aunt Pat)

1932 Deaths

Grandpa Browne (Aden) died January 25, buried January 28 at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Dundee

Clara Twohig (Dr. Dave Sr.s wife) died November 5, buried at Calvary Cemetery, Fond du Lac.

1933 - Daily news

January 3 - David started at Rural Normal (after holiday vacation)

January 9 - Mon. David started one week's practice teaching here (Armstrong school)

January 15 - All at Lake skating. Hockey game with Parnell. Nora got new skates.

January 26 - Bert Johnson's show arrived. (Old time medicine show, 1 bottle, $!, cures everything)

March 3 - STATE BANKS are closed.

April 3, Monday - David got his contract for school ($65 per month next school year, at Armstrong)

April 4, Tuesday - Election. Charles Twohig beaten by Leo Rosenbaum. Clem got 184 votes over A J Scannell. Pat's first day at school.

April 5 - Dave ( 19 yrs) and George (22) birthday.

May 9 - Windy. Terrible dust storm

May 23 - "In Cherry Time" play and dance. Big crowd. George plowed for corn. Otto Hebener came to work. Drew manure. Nora's last day. School picnic (at Armstrong)
May 31, Weds - fine day, planting corn.

June 2, Friday - Rural graduation. Betty and Marg graduated (8th grade) Papa, Pat and I went. Hot, very hot.

June 3 , Sat - Papa, Leo and Rob took wool to Campbellsport, got 25 cents (a pound, took about
250-300 pounds of wool, 14-15 pounds per bat, about 15 bats, made about $50!)

June 6, Papa went to St. Cloud for chicks. Rob, Leo and Pat went too. George plowing for corn
west of barn.

June 13, Tuesday - fine day. Saw the Macon Zeppelin in the east.

June 22 - Helene Egan, Ella, Irene and Nora went swimming. Our wedding anniversary (25 Years). Papa, Leo and John to look up horses at Murphy's near Kewaskum.

July 1 - Dick Hardgrove died at 10:30 in the evening.

July 3 - Papa went to Campbellsport, bought car and buckwheat.

July 15 - cleaned, ironed, canned berries, baked bread.

July 19 - Hot. Cutting rye at old place. Laura visiting at Valders. Dave, John, Nora went to dance at Mt. Calvary. John O'Brien, Sr. buried from church here. Large crowd.

July 26 - Nora's birthday. St. Ann's day (21 years old). Hot. cutting oats.

August 5 - Bernadine and Margaret Pesch here. Robert had his tonsils out. Papa and Leo went
with him.

August 6 - hot day. Mother's birthday (Mary Browne). She, Joe and Rose came to dinner.

August 11 - Aunt Eva, Dode and all kids here. Threshing at Robert's

August 13 - Laura May at World's Fair.

August 20, Sunday - my birthday 1880-1933. fine day, big church picnic, very successful, grand time Good crowd. Mother, May, Tie Schuh, Aunt Laura and Mr. Doyle here for supper.

August 27 - Nora and David went to Chicago.

Sept. 5, Tuesday - Day of Memories. Hot, all alone. Papa and George filling silo at Charlies. David began first term (at Armstrong). Nora began in school in Mitchell. Marg and Betty to high
school. Laura M went along. Pat started her first real school going. Buried Old Trix.

September 12 , Tuesday - Charlie and Emma came home from the fair. Chilly, fine day.

October 4, Weds - Windy, cool. Baked. World Series. Ball Game on. New York Giants versus
W Senators.

October 5 - First Friday. Mary O'Brien's baby born.

October 7 - Uncle Clem's boy born. Cool day. Dug potatoes.

October 13 - Nice day. Dramatic club dance, Bernadine and Margaret here in evening.

October 14 - Hugh Foy buried. Big funeral. Laura and Uncle Bat here.

October 16 - Marg on Honor Roll.

October 19 - Pat got her first report card.

October 25 - Nore and Irene finished selecting characters for play.

November 7 - John, Betty, Marg vaccinated (small pox?) Play practice.

November 26, Sunday - "Introducing Susan" play put on for the first time. Booth here in evening. Went to school house (prohibition time)

December 12 - Sunshiny and cold. Some snow on the ground, Pat's 6th birthday. Laura making a new velvet dress for her.

December 16 - Nice day. George, Dave, Laura, Nora went to Fondy. George got a new suit.

December 20 - David's program. All went.

December 22 - Nora's program. All went.

December 24 - 28 degrees below zero. Cleaned and baked. Mother, Maye and Frances called on
way to Midnight Mass.

December 27 - Young people had party here. Next day everyone tired. Nora and I cleaned up.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Family Feud - The Armstrong Years

Answers Now Posted Below

Following submitted by Rob & Daughter Robbie Twohig .
1. Before whose wedding was the wallpaper replaced inthe old house?
2. Where did George (Doc) hide the old revolover so no one would ever find it?
3. What was the name of the horse that pulled themilk wagon on the farm?
4. How would you know when a new batch of "hootch)was ready at the still down the road?
5. What song did Charles used to play on the playerpiano in the granery?
6. Who could do the "Charleston" like nobody'sbusiness.
7. What were 2 of Aunt Betty's most famous, mostdelicious and most often made desserts?
8. What was Jane Niederehe's name for Joe Twohig?
9. At whose first communion did over 70 relativeshave to hit the basement because a tornado took CarlySchmidt's barn, narrowly missed the farm and lifted upover the old place?
10. Who gave Aunt Nora a corsage of burdock leaves,thistles, and dandelion leaves for her birthday?
11. Who always kept score for the baseball team?
12. Who bought the 1937 Plymouth for the family?
13. Whose "hot" convertible was seen in local paradesin the late '60s/early '70s?
14. Who sold tires at Montgomery Ward's?
15. Who constantly drank hot tea? 16. What did Aunt Catherine always call her "little"patients?
17. Who had Nora, Dave, and Roseann O'Brien Twohig asteachers?
18. Who ate his cornflakes out of a potato bowl?
19. Who spent many a summer at the farm in the late'60s early '70s?
20. Who could play "schmeer" all night long?
21. Why did Grandma Brown choose to live with Mollieand George on the farm?
22. What was the name of the boar pig that got looseand stopped traffic at the 4 corners during a footballgame (hint, hint)?
23. What was Uncle Dave's position during his ballplaying years?
24. How many stoves were in the old house?
25. How many bedrooms were in the old house?
26. Where is the autograph wall located in the oldbarn?
27) The old place was purchased in what year
28) Who married Bridget Hardgrove?
29) What year the barn was built?
30) The tool shed at the farm was what originally?
1)Nora's2)(Rob thinks it's eitherin the cistern or in the kitchen wall. We still don't know3)Nancy4)"Concertina Bill" would play a song on his frontporch.5)"Pretty Baby"6)Marg Twohig Fitzgerald6)chocolate cake with carmel frosting for John spice bars with carmel frosting (we'll bring therecipe)8)Joefus9)Mine (Robbie's)10)Uncle Dave11)Uncle Leo12)Uncle John13)Aunt Pat's14)Uncle John15)Aunt Laura May16)"Kiddo"17)Dad (Rob)18)Uncle George19)Molly Fitzgerald20)Grandpa Twohig21)Because Mollie knew how to make bread22)Bart Starr23)catcher24)Three25)Six26)In the granery27)1950?28)David Twohig29)1910-30)ChickenCoop

New Addition

Finnegan James Twohig
July 21, 2005
7 lbs 10 oz
19 3/4"
To Katie Engler Twohig & Micheal Twohig
Grandson of Atty George Twohig

Friday, August 12, 2005

Twohig Alert

Have You Seen This Woman?
(Come to TwohigFest find all sorts of family & friends)

Thursday, August 11, 2005


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Joseph Twohig
2544 N 124th
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
414-476-1881 (Home)
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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Dublin Corned Beef & Cabbage





Serves 8

5 pounds of Corned beef brisket

1 large onion with 6 cloves embedded

6 peeled and sliced carrots

8 new potaotes, peeled and cubed

Some dried thyme

A bunch of Parsley

2 Heads of Cabbage, quartered

Sauce: half pint of whipping cream

3 tablespoons of prepared horseradish

Boil the beef, onion, carrots, potatoes, thyme andparsley

in a pot of water. Simmer anc cook for 3 hours. Remove

sediment and the thyme, parsley and onion. Add the cabbage

and simmer for a further 20 minutes or until the cabbage

is cooked. Remove the meat and divide into pieces.

Remove and season the cabbage heavily with black pepper.

On a large plate surround the beef with the cabbage,

carrots and potatoes. Prepare the horseradish sauce by

whipping the cream and adding to the horseradish.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

FAMILY Feud #1

1)If Twohig drank root beer floats what did the Niederehe family drink?
2)Who loved to listen to baseball on the radio?
3)Who beat Grandpa George R. Twohig at checkers as a kid?
4)“Imagine that!” was said by whom?
5)What were the key ingredients in Leo’s punch ?
6)What was Laura May’s endearing nickname for all small kids
7)What was the cookie most commonly found in the cookie jar at the farm?

8)Who could add two columns of numbers simultaneously?
9)Before whose wedding was the wallpaper replaced inthe old house?
10)What was the name of the horse that pulled themilk wagon on the farm?
------------ Answers below------------

1) 7 Up Floats 2)Uncle Dave 3)No One -Grandpa was ruthless 4)Dr. George
5)Welch's Grape Juice & Ginger Ale 6)Worry Wort 7) Ginger Snaps, peanut butter, oatmeal cookies with raisins or windmill cookies 8)Herb Niederehe 9)Nora's10)Nancy

David & Bridget & Family Picture

The identities of those in the photo are as follows: David Joseph and Bridget are sitting on either side. In the back row standing are Bartholomew, Henry, Nora Ellen, and David John. Almost in the middle the young boy is George, and to his left is Eliza (Mary Elizabeth), she is the taller of the younger girls, and in front of beside her father her is Laura Anna. John Elmer is this youngest boy standing beside his mother
Photo courtesy of Richard Finn