Monthly Archives: June 2014

52 Ancestors: #25 Geraldine Gunther Parry

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

My great-aunt, Annetta Geraldine Gunther was born on 18 April 1889 in Ranshaw, Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Andreas C. Gunther and Eva M. Meisberger (http://www.oldbonesgenealogy.com/wordless-wednesday-andrew-and-eva-gunther/). She married Thomas John Parry on 31 July 1909. My sister received this date back in 1977, when Geraldine was still alive. My sister recorded the marriage location as […]

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52 Ancestors: #24 Mickey Furlani in the News!

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

One of my fondest memories of my mother was her passion for ten pin bowling. Marguerite Mary Noble, known as Mickey, was born in Ranshaw, Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania on 21 May 1918. She married William C. Furlani in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania on 26 Jul 1941. She and my father lived in Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania until […]

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52 Ancestors: #23 Mary Catherine Strausser – Evidence Analysis

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Objective Is Mary Catherine Strausser the daughter of Peter Strausser and Sarah [Mumma] Strausser? In attempting to determine the answer to this question, I collected the records shown in the following chart, which I present in order of their creation. Mary dies in 1897 and Pennsylvania counties were recording deaths at that time, but research at the Northumberland County courthouse […]

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