Ezra Cornell roots return home



Pam Zitzka and her husband, Wayne, stopped by Cornell, Sept. 28, to learn about her family’s history. Ezra Cornell, who the City of Cornell is named after, is Pam’s great-great uncle. Photo by Julia Wolf
For Wayne and Pam Zitzka

By Julia Wolf

For Wayne and Pam Zitzka, a trip to Cornell this past summer, was more than a chance to grab a bite to eat and a short stop at the visitors center. It was a chance to explore family history.

“My maiden name was Cornell,” said Pam, adding Ezra Cornell, the man the city is named after, was her great-great uncle.

She says it was the first time she stopped in Cornell, though she now lives in Spooner.

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See Thursday, February 7, 2019, issue of the Courier Sentinel for more of this story. 

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