Monthly Archives: October 2014

Family Recipe Friday – Mom’s Pumpkin Pie

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

  I thought this recipe is very appropriate for the season. It was taught to me by my mother.  I don’t know where she got the recipe.  It was never written down until I added it to my MasterCook® cookbook, Eileen’s Recipe Box. This is the cookbook that holds all my family recipes. It has been a tradition in my home […]

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52 Ancestors: #43 Giovanni Valentino Furlani (Tombstone Tuesday)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Giovanni Valentino Furlani, as he was baptized, was born 18 February 1884 in Vigolo Vattaro, in what is now Trentino Province, Italy. He was the eldest son of Giovanni Battista Furlani and Maria Dallabrida. Giovanni immigrated to the US in 1912 at the age of 28. His two younger brothers, Guglielmo and Candido (my grandfather) had preceded him in 1907.  By […]

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52 Ancestors: #42 Eva Meisberger Kestener Gunther (1861 – 1941)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

  Eva Meisberger Gunther was baptized Maria Anna Meisberger at St. Edward’s RC Church, Shamokin, Northumberland, Pennsylvania. She is my great grandmother and the daughter of Theobald Meisberger and Mary Catherine Strausser. The numerous name variants that I have found include: Mary Eva Ann Meisberger, Eva A. Kestener, Mary Gunther, Eva Mary Gunter, Mary E. Gunter, and Eva Ann Meisberger. […]

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52 Ancestors: #41 Robert A. Furlani (1917 – 1996), My Godfather

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Robert (Bob) A. Furlani was born 10 August 1917 in Connersville, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania (Pa.). He is the son of Candido Furlani and Anna (Bianchi) Furlani and he is my paternal uncle and my godfather. Although I saw him more frequently than some of my other relatives, I seem to know very little about him.  I guess it is time […]

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Sunday’s Obituary – Michael and Margaret Meisberger

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Recently, I found this poignant and heartwarming obituary[1] on Chronicling America at the Library of Congress. It publicizes the deaths of my 3rd great-grandparents, Michael and Margaret (Bettinger) Meisberger. For more information about the lives of these two individual, see my posts 52 Ancestors: #12 Michel Meisberger and 52 Ancestors: #21 Margarethe Bettinger Meisberger. From a genealogy perspective, it gave […]

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun (SNGF) – What Date Was Your Grandfather Born?

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Randy Seaver of  GeneaMusings has given us this Saturday Night Genealogy Fun assignment:. What day of the week was your Grandfather born (either one)? Tell us how you found out. My maternal grandfather, William Joseph Noble, was born on 25 November 1896. His birthdate was on a Wednesday. I searched http://www.wolframalpha.com for “25 Nov 1896 day of week.” What has happened […]

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52 Ancestors: #40 Johanna Meisberger Burns (1871 – 1957) (Tombstone Tuesday)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Johanna was born on 12 July 1871 in Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. She was baptized on 29 July 1871 in St. Edward’s RC church in Coal Township.  She is the daughter of Theobald Meisberger and Mary Catherine Strausser Meisberger and she is my 2nd great-aunt. She married Dennis J. Burns on 28 June 1899 in St. Edward’s in Coal […]

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Society Saturday – Using a Timeline to Break Down Your Brick Walls

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The Carroll County Genealogical Society’s upcoming meeting on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM features Jane Thursby, who began her family research when she found her father’s baby book among her grandmother’s items over twenty years ago.  The baby book contained a 5 generation family tree with names she had never heard.  The quest was on. Jane will be presenting […]

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