Monthly Archives: September 2014

52 Ancestors: #39 Mary Bianchi Pieri (Tombstone Tuesday)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

According to her baptismal record, Mary Bianchi was born on 5 July 1894 in Hazleton, Luzerne County (Co.), Pennsylvania (Pa.). The 1900 US census has her birth listed as Jul 1892. She was the daughter of Bonaventura and Mary (Bunt) Bianchi and she is my great aunt. Mary’s siblings were Peter Bianchi, Christine Theresa (Bianchi) Concini, Henry Bianchi, Violet Josephine […]

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52 Ancestors: #38 Emma M. Meisberger Madara (1864 – 1928)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Emma was born on 21 January 1864 in Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. She was baptized on 20 February 1864 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. Emma seems to be known by various first names. Her baptismal record lists her […]

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52 Ancestors: #37 Barbara Meisberger Haley

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Barbara Meisberger came to the United States with her family in 1855, when she was five years old.  She was born 3 January 1850 in Steinbach, Rhineland, Prussia (today Germany). Barbara is the youngest daughter of Michael Meisberger and Margaret (Bettinger) Meisberger and she is my 3rd great-aunt.   Her siblings were Theobald Meisberger (my 2nd great-grandfather), Michael Meisberger (Jr.), […]

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(Not So) Wordless Wednesday – Dad and Aunt Dot

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.     The first (top) photo is of my Dad, William C. Furlani and his sister, Dorothy Furlani.  I believe this photo was taken around April of 1914.  In the photo, Dad would […]

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52 Ancestors: #36 John Henry Strausser (Tombstone Tuesday)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

According to his death certificate, John  Henry  Strausser was born on 15 June 1857 in Pennsylvania.  He was the son of Peter Strausser and Sarah Mumma Strausser and he is my 3rd great grand uncle.. John’s siblings were Mary Catherine Strausser Meisberger (my 3rd great-grandmother), Angeline Strausser Smith, Sarah Matilda Strausser Haines, Peter A. Strausser and David T. Strausser. The marriage record from […]

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52 Ancestors: #35 Peter A. Strausser (Tombstone Tuesday)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

According to his death certificate, Peter A Strausser was born Peter Adam Strausser on 20 November 1853 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  The 1900 US census and his tombstone listed his birth as Nov 1852 and 1852, respectively. He was the son of Peter Strausser and Sarah Mumma Strausser. Peter’s siblings were Mary Catherine Strausser Meisberger (my 3rd great-grandmother), Angeline Strausser […]

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