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52 Ancestors, No. 31: Charles J. Butera, Tribute to A Fallen Soldier

Though Charles J. Butera breathed his last over 74 years ago, we remember him today, along with thousands of others who went off to war and would never return. Continue reading

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52 Ancestors, No. 30: Anna Schachter, Gateway to An Extended Family

One of my best efforts so far, in my opinion, has been┬áthe restoration of Anna Schachter’s weathered porcelain gravestone photo. I fixed her up before I learned some of my newer tricks, but the work holds up, in my opinion. … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors, No. 8: Antonino Rocco Scaletti, Prolific Sicilian Farmer

Of all the heros on my family tree, I believe none are more widely and openly venerated by his living descendants than this man, Antonino Rocco Scaletti. I say widely because that describes the breadth of his progeny. I say … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors, No. 4: Anne Reibold, Bighearted Farm Woman

I haven’t yet planned out my year of ancestors. I might plan it, so as not to neglect some essential persons. (Who would be a non-essential person?) So far, I’ve chosen whom to write about week-by-week, and preference has gone … Continue reading

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