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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Josefa - part 5

Dawn broke over the ocean in breathtaking shades of pink and soft grey, followed by glorious tints of orange and red. Oblivious of such beauty, Josefa only had eyes for the blue and grey of the endless expanse of water surrounding her on all sides. 1,213 more words

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“The family became widely scattered.” Part 2:

Range VII Township 8: The Croy Brothers and the Ohio River Survey         

Our country’s new leaders loosely governed a nation land rich and money poor. Nearly our only resources, land and people, required a system of documentation. 1,004 more words

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