Monthly Archives: August 2014

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday – Marguerite Gunther

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

For me, this theme will be used to share my family photos and to post my mystery photos in hopes that someday I’ll be able to solve them. Above is a photo of my great-aunt, Marguerite Gunther and her husband, Frank Olshefski, taken on their wedding day, 31 August 1946 in Ranshaw, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Both are deceased, but Sunday […]

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52 Ancestors: #34 Angeline Strausser Smith

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Oh my! I just discovered that I have a Smith in the family.  Angeline Strausser, daughter of Peter Strausser and Sarah (Mumma) Strausser, was born, according to her death certificate, on 24 December 1844 in Pennsylvania. Angeline is my 3rd great-aunt. She first appears as Angeline Strasser in the 1850 US census in Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. She is […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Marguerite Noble

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

For me, this theme will be used to share my family photos and to post my mystery photos in hopes that someday I’ll be able to solve them. This is a photo of my mother, Marguerite Noble, age 7, taken c. 1925. Marguerite M. Noble was born on 21 May 1918 in Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. She married William C. Furlani […]

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Your Genea-Bucket List

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Randy Seaver of  Genea-Musings has given us this Saturday Night Genealogy Fun assignment: What is on your Genealogy Bucket List?  What research locations do you want to visit?  Are there genea-people that you want to meet and share with?  What do you want to accomplish with your genealogy research?  List a minimum of three items – more if you want! My […]

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52 Ancestors: #33 David T. Strausser

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

David T. Strausser, son of Peter Strausser and Sarah (Mumma) Strausser, was born 30 November 1859 in Pennsylvania. He was most likely born in Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania since that is where his parents resided at the time of his birth. His middle name has not been spelled out in any record so far. David is my 3rd great-uncle. […]

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52 Ancestors: #32 Sarah M. Meisberger Depner

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Sarah M. Depner, the daughter of Theobald and Mary Catherine (Strausser) Meisberger, was baptized Elizabeth Sara Magdalena Meisberger on 28 February 1866in Saint Edward’s RC Church in Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. She is my 2nd great aunt. On 6 July 1887, she married George E. Depner in St. Edward’s  in Coal Township. Together they had three children:  Frances M. […]

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52 Ancestors: #31 Dorothy A. Furlani, an Independent Woman

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Dorothy A. Furlani was born on 15 October 1913 in Connersville, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Candido (Condy) Furlani and Anna Bianchi. One of three children, she had an older brother, William, my father, and a younger brother, Robert. I do not know what her middle initial “A” stand for, but it might be her mother’s name. […]

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