Monthly Archives: June 2018

52 Ancestors: The Name’s the Same but Different

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

My mother had always said I was named after both my grandmothers. My given and middle names are Eileen and Ann. I knew my Dad’s mother was named Anna, so I concurred with that but my mother’s mother was named Lorraine and that always puzzled me. When I started my research into this family, I discovered to my surprise that […]

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52 Ancestors: Happy Father’s Day to Theobald Meisberger

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Photo of modern Steinbach, Ottweiler, Saarland, Germany, birthplace of Theobald Casper Meisberger

All my grandfathers and those before were deceased when I was born so I never knew them. Although I love him and miss him, I did not want to focus on my Dad again, when I so recently featured him for the Military theme. The next ancestor who stands out to me for the Father’s Day theme is Theobald Meisberger. […]

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52 Ancestors: St. Paul’s Chapel, Atlas, PA

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

St. Paul's Chapel, Atlas, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania

  When I saw that “Going to the Chapel” was this week’s theme, I searched all my records for references to the word ‘Chapel’. I found only one occurrence and that was to St. Paul’s Chapel in Atlas, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania. Atlas is a small village on the outskirts of the city of Mount Carmel, where both my grandmother, Anna […]

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