Monthly Archives: December 2014

52 Ancestors: #52 Mildred Bianchi (Tombstone Tuesday)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I thought I would celebrate the last of my 52 Ancestors posts in 2014 with the only other female veteran of the US Army that I’ve found (the other one being myself).  I just discovered this information recently and I am very proud of my 1st cousin 1x removed, Mildred Bianchi. Mildred Bianchi was the daughter of my great-uncle Peter Bianchi […]

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Blog Caroling – Mary’s Boy Child

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I first heard this carol when I was in high school and listening to a Harry Belafonte Christmas album.  I fell in love with it, especially the way he sang it. Later our church began incorporating this carol into the Christmas liturgy, for which I was very grateful as I enjoy singing it as well as listening to it. You […]

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52 Ancestors: #51 William Condy Furlani – Days of Christmas Past

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

  As I gazed at this photo, it brought back many memories of my Dad, William Condy Furlani, at Christmas. I remember him bringing in the tree from outside where it had been left to drop a bit.  There was always some trimming that needed to be done to fit it into the stand.  If I remember correctly, the tree […]

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52 Ancestors: #50 Edward Francis Noble (1877 – 1953)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

According to both his baptismal record from St. Edward’s RC church and his WWI Draft Registration, Edward Francis Noble was born 12 April 1877 in Mount Carmel Township, Northumberland County (Co.), Pennsylvania (Pa.).  He is the oldest son of Thomas and Margaret (McGinn) Noble and my great uncle. When it comes to his marriage there was an interesting anomaly.  The […]

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52 Ancestors: #49 David Theodore Meisberger

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

According to his baptismal record from St. Edward’s RC church and his WWI and WWII Draft Registrations, David Theodore Meisberger was born 7 July 1886 in Brady (aka Johnson City or Ranshaw), Northumberland County (Co.), Pennsylvania (Pa.).  He is the youngest son of Theobald C. Meisberger and Mary C. (Strausser) Meisberger. St. Edward’s church register states that David married Mary […]

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52 Ancestors: #48 Theobald Casper Meisberger (Tombstone Tuesday)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

According to his birth certificate, my 2nd great-grandfather, Theobald C. Meisberger was born in Steinbach, Rhenish Prussia on the 25th of December 1837.  He was the eldest son of Michel Meisberger [Sr.] and Margarethe Bettinger. Today, Steinbach is an area in Ottweiler, Saarland, Germany. Theobald Meisberger emigrated from Prussia, departing the Havre and arriving in New York on 23 June […]

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