Just noticed your item under .... 1975.
Earl Milton 31 mar 1893 and Cecil 13 Jan 1895 were born to James Griese 26 Apr 1865 Pickett WI - 27 Nov 1949, N. Battleford, Sask, Canada & Gertrude M. Lampson of Sun Prairie, WI (married 17 Sep 1891 Ripon - divorced)
James married Minnie Schultz? and moved to Canada. Gertrude remarried to Otto Ferhlin. Earl and Cecil were adopted by Otto.
James Griese was son of Gotlieb Griese 2 feb 1828 - 1 Dec 1909 and Bridget (Bee) Noonan 15 Feb 1833 - 22 May 1911. This is where our paths cross - Gottlieb and Bridget are my great-great grandparents. Gottlieb and Bridget met and were married on the ship Hydrosie on their way to Australia for the Gold Rush. They had three children in Australia (Margaret, Thomas and Ellen). The Gold Rush fizzled out but the California rush was on so they sailed west to America in about 1861. They stopped in the Ripon area on their way to Calif. but stayed and settled. The other 8 children, including James and my Great Grandmother Mary Ann were born in Ripon. My email is email@example.com