Monthly Archives: November 2014

52 Ancestors: #47 Christopher Aloysius Noble (Tombstone Tuesday)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Christopher Aloysius Noble was born on 18 Dec 1879 in Locust Gap, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (PA) and he was baptized in St. Joseph’s Church in Locust Gap on Christmas Day, 25 Dec 1879. He is the son of Thomas Noble (my earlier post can be found at https://www.oldbonesgenealogy.com/52-ancestors-27-my-great-grandfather-thomas-noble/) and Margaret McGinn and, he is my great-uncle. The 1880, 1900 and 1910 US […]

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52 Ancestors: #46 John Albert Meisberger (Tombstone Tuesday)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

John Albert Meisberger was born 28 August 1862 in Pennsylvania, most likely in Northumberland County. He is the son of Theobald Meisberger and Mary Catherine (Strausser) Meisberger, and, he is my 2nd great-uncle.  He is also the uncle of John Albert Gunther, whom I wrote about in my last 52 Ancestors post. My records hold very little information about John […]

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Society Saturday – Online Books & Primary Documents

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The Carroll County Genealogical Society’s upcoming meeting on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM features Sandra MacLean Clunies, CG, who has been certified by BCG since 1993 and has served as President of the National Capital Area Chapter of APG and on the APG Board of Directors. A past winner of the NGS Family History Writing Contest and the […]

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Family Recipe Friday – Mom’s Sticky Buns

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

One of my favorite food memories is coming home from Church on a Sunday morning to the smell of freshly baked sticky buns.  This recipe is my Mom’s and uses both chopped nuts and raisins but they are optional This recipe makes 12 buns. Mom’s Sticky Buns Ingredients Amount       Measure        Ingredient  6tablespoons  Butter 1 1/4            cups                dark molasses […]

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52 Ancestors: #45 John Albert Gunther (Tombstone Tuesday)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

  John Albert Gunther was born 26 June 1891 in Ranshaw, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Andrew Gunther and Mary E. (Meisberger) Gunther and, he is my great-uncle. On 21 June 1915, he married Esther E. Chamberlain of Northumberland Co., PA. They had the following children:  John Albert, Jr. (1917 – ?), Virginia (1918 – ?), Rita […]

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(Not So) Wordless Wednesday – Mom & Dad on a Date?

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 photo is of my father, William C. Furlani and my mother, Marguerite Noble.  The photo is dated Aug. 22, 1940. This is prior to their marriage in 1941. The location […]

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52 Ancestors: #44 Guglielmo Giulio Furlani, the Brother that Disappeared

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

According to family lore, Guglielmo is supposed to have come over to the US with his two brothers to New York.  He then went to South America either directly from New York or from Mount Carmel, PA.  My father seemed to think he stayed in New York for several months before he went to South America and was never heard […]

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