Josefa - part 6

Rough hands pulled and pushed Josefa’s seemingly lifeless body onto the deck of the schooner her canoe had run into. She would have cried out in pain had she been conscious, for all this was done without care and she landed heavily amongst rolls of cord and kegs piled on the deck. 1,275 more words

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The Morges, Rose Township Gamble

This post follows the family of Jacob Oswalt II and Sarah Huston Oswalt, my 4x great grandparents. They made their home in Rose Township, Carroll County, Ohio. 846 more words

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Torregrossa Family: Through the Children, Part 2

Photo of Rosa Torregrossa’s headstone by FindAGrave Volunteer Photographer, Maspeth.

My Mom used to tell me a story about Buona Fortuna and Mala Fortuna whenever I was a child and questioned why I shouldn’t wish for the good luck to get more money or extra gifts from relatives or friends. 1,331 more words

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The Torregrossa Family: Through the Children, Part 1

I still retain a disturbing impression about my Great Grandparents in connection with the burial arrangements they made for their daughter Angelina and infant son, Alfonso… 653 more words

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The Family became Widely Scattered: Part 3

The Patriarch’s Risk: Alexander Huston and the Symmes Purchase

In the previous post I summarized the migration of the Croys of the Will’s Creek community (Londonderry Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania.) Now I turn my attention to another community member, Alexander Huston, father to Mary Huston and Sarah Huston who were my 4x great grandmothers. 662 more words

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Torregrossa Family-The End of an Era, Part 3

Note: Links to postings about my Great Grandfather’s business and real estate deals, as well as about his children who died young appear at the end of this posting. 2,006 more words

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The Torregrossa Family-End of an Era, Part 2

It has been 1 1/2 years since I began researching and blogging about my paternal ancestors, the Flashenberg and Torregrossa families. I feel much closer to the times in which they lived thanks to the wealth of vital records and census records now on the family tree. 903 more words

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