Monthly Archives: January 2015

52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #4 Peter L. Strausser (1852 – 1919)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

  The suggested theme for this week was to write about an ancestor whose birthday was the closest to mine. I searched my database and came up with three candidates. My birthday is the 20th of January.  My first candidate was Emily Margaret Meisberger, my 2nd great-aunt, whose birthday was the 21st of January; but I wrote about her in […]

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Genealogy Do-Over Week 3 –My Strausser Project, Tracking Research

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I am following the Modified Participant Options for the Genealogy Do-Over journey. I will be doing over my research for my 3rd great-grandfather, Peter Strausser, and his family in the hopes of knocking down a couple of brick walls. My research goals are: firm up my documentation to form a sound proof argument that Mary Catherine Strausser is the daughter […]

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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #3 Maria Bunt Bianchi (1865 – 1944), a Tough Life Takes a Tough Woman

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

    The suggested theme for this week was “tough woman.” As soon as I saw the theme, the name of my great-grandmother jumped to mind.  Even though I never met her, I have always thought of her as a very tough woman throughout her life. Maria Bunt (var. Bond, Bont, Bant, Bion, Bonn, Bundt, Pond) was born on 8 […]

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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #2 Marie King 1921 – 1951 (Tombstone Tuesday)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

For this week, I selected a remote collateral ancestor, Marie C. King, since I have only two Kings in my database—Marie and her father. Marie is my 3rd cousin 1x removed. She is the daughter of Francis J. King and Agnes (Shuda) King, who is my 2nd cousin 2x removed. In the 1930 US census, Marie is enumerated as Marie […]

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Genealogy Do-Over Week 2 – Peter Strausser Family, Setting Research Goals

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Week 2, in my case, is somewhat abbreviated since I selected to do only a modified Genealogy Do-Over with a focus on a small portion of my database. As I stated in my Week 1 post, I am planning to do-over my research for my 3rd great-grandfather, Peter Strausser, and his family in the hopes of knocking down a couple […]

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Sunday’s Obituary – Thomas P. Noble (1882 – 1934)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The Mount Carmel Public Library in Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania has much of the areas historical newspapers on microfilm. A kind volunteer created an index to the microfilm, which is now online at their website.  If you find your ancestor on the index, you can then request a copy of the obituary for one person for $5.00 or the […]

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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #1 Peter Strausser (1818 – 1890) – A Fresh Start and a Genealogy Do-Over

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

  Amy Johnson Crow of No Story Too Small asked, “What ancestor has been so confusing to research that you’d like to have a fresh start?” I had to select my 3rd great-grandfather, Peter Strausser. And it isn’t that researching Peter, himself, is so confusing, it is trying to research his origins and parentage that has been driving me nuts. […]

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