Family Stories

The Adventures of Photographing a Solar Eclipse (Travel Tuesday)

Posted on February 28, 2017 in Family Memories, Family Stories, Travel Tuesday

It was the 26th of February 1979, and the four of us were standing in a field (or should I say ‘on a field’ since we were wearing snowshoes) in Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada. We were outfitted in full Artic gear, setting up our camera equipment, in anticipation of the sun being totally blocked out by the moon. Going back about […]

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Finding Victor’s Father: Completing the Story

Posted on September 23, 2016 in Family Stories

In my earlier blog post “52 Ancestors: #8 Who Is Victor Bianchi”, I told the story of the young boy who appeared in my great-grandmother’s household in the 1910 US census. I told of my searches through the records, my proof argument that he was the son of her daughter, Mary Bianchi, and the final evidence confirming my answer in […]

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52 Ancestors: #37 Barbara Meisberger Haley

Posted on September 17, 2014 in 52Ancestors, Family History, Family Stories

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

Posted on September 2, 2014 in 52Ancestors, Family History, Family Stories

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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52 Ancestors: #3 Candido Luigi Furlani

Posted on January 17, 2014 in 52Ancestors, Family History, Family Stories

Candido Luigi Furlani immigrated to the US in 1907. You can read more about his early days and his brothers in my earlier post Three Brothers from the Tyrol. In this post I would like to focus on Candido and some research experiences related to him. Candido was known as Condy Furlani and he is my paternal grandfather. I never […]

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52 Ancestors: #2 Magdalena Meisberger Shuda

Posted on January 10, 2014 in 52Ancestors, Family Photos, Family Stories

Magdalena or Lena Meisberger, who is my 2nd great grand aunt, was born 07 Nov 1847 in Steinbach, Rhenish Prussia. Today, Steinbach is a suburb of Ottweiler in the province of Saarland in Germany. She immigrated to America with her family around 1855/56. They settled in Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, where she married Enoch Shuda, a Civil War veteran, […]

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52 Ancestors: #1 Edward Noble

Posted on January 3, 2014 in 52Ancestors, Family Stories

In her blog, No Story Too Small, Amy Johnson Crow challenges bloggers to create a post about a specific ancestor each week for 52 weeks This post may be a story, biography, photograph, an outline of a research problem or anything that focuses on one ancestor. For my fist week’s post, I decided to write about Edward Noble and my […]

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