I'm searching for the birth parents of my grandmother. She was born on August 1, 1917 and was adopted by Charles Henry Barden and Frances Jane (Payne) Barden of Wausau. She grew up an only child, married Edwin Pergolski in 1937, had 16 children and died in Wausau in 1991.
Frances Payne and Charles Barden were married in Wisconsin Rapids in 1902 and lived in Wausau. Frances' sister, Anna married Fred Duncan and lived in Wisconsin Rapids. Her other sister Rose, married Melvin Duncan and I believe they moved to Louisana.
Lucille is believed to have been born in Lincoln county (Merrill?). And I was told the birth mother's name on her adoption certificate is JUNKHER and that her birth mother died when she was a baby or maybe when she was born.
I've been trying to research the Junkher name and have found it to not be very friendly for googling. I even thought I could be sneaky and find out info at the register of deeds in Lincoln county, but that didn't work.
Does anyone have some clues or family secrets to share? ;)