Publishing family history

Cousins Mary Lou Ihrke (left) and J. Willis Wesley recently published their second book which chronicles Anton Wesely/Wesley and his descendants. Their first book, which was published in Dec. 2015, focuses on Anton Wesely’s son, Frank Wesley. Lisa Ingebrand Photo

A pair of first cousins once removed has turned their family tree into a two-book published series that includes genealogy information alongside family photos, wedding articles, and family recipes.

After years of conducting their own research, the cousins, Mary Lou Ihrke of Madison Lake and J. Willis Wesley of Waterville, joined forces in an effort to publish a book to share the information they had gathered with other family members. The goal was to document Anton Wesely/Wesley’s descendants, but a different book formed in the process.


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