our family stories

Category: Lough-Helson Line

Wilhelmina Kreis

Wilhelmina KREIS (Mina to her family) was my great grandmother. She was born on 11 December 1865 in Evangelisch, Egnach, Thurgau, Switzerland to Anna and Ulrich KREIS, the fourth or nine children. When she was 12 she emigrated with her parents and siblings on the […]

The Kreis Family from Switzerland

Ulrich and Maria KREIS (Mary) lived with their children in BASLE. Ulrich was a weaver by trade and designed and made badges in a ribbon factory in Basle. These ribbons and badges were for various Swiss organisations and sporting bodies.

Snowy Baker – Australia’s actor athlete

When I read it, I was engrossed in The Story of Snowy Baker by Greg Growden. Reginald “Snowy” Baker represented Australia in three sports at the 1908 Olympic Games and played in two rugby union Tests. He represented his country as a horseman and travelled […]