Monthly Archives: March 2020

The GGGT of the Great Lakes

*** Originally scheduled for 2020 … postponed for years … now planned for Summer 2025 ***

A 19th century Korb portrait, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin

The Great Grand Genealogy Tour of the Great Lakes States, aka the “Great Lakes Greats”, will be a driving tour through Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Wisconsin. We will be visiting the graves, churches, and farms of about 18 ancestral couples: ancestors of my grandmothers Eileen Korb-Beck and Loretta Meyer-Fagerland. Descendants of Norman Wirth have some ancestors on this route too. Anyone who’s interested is invited to join some or all of the tour. There are only two rules:

  • I will set the itinerary
  • You must pay for your own way

Places and (originally planned) dates are pinned below. Colored pins in IL, IN, MI, OH, and WI show the points of interest: Red for graves, green for churches or farms, purple for libraries or historical societies. If you don’t see anything on the map, please click the slider at upper left and make sure that “Great Lakes” and the “GGGT 2020 Driving Route” are checked. Most of the highlight pins indicate (K) for Korb ancestors or (M) for Meyer ancestors. Note that all of the Korb / Wirth ancestors are in Fond du Lac, WI, where we will wrap up our tour. There are Meyers at all stops, including Fond du Lac.

Updated dates will appear below:

Be sure to check this page regularly for updates!