52 Ancestors: #7 Samuel Engel

Now's the time to resume the No Story Too Small challenge from last year!   This time I am going to introduce you to my Great Great Grandfather, Samuel Hirsch Engel.  He is the father of my maternal great grandmother, Tony.  Here's what I've learned over the past few years since I began researching Samuel's life. Initially as I researched, my … Continue reading 52 Ancestors: #7 Samuel Engel


Goodbye Mrs. “P”

Last night I learned of the passing of Dr. Pantalos' wife, Mary Pavlyak Pantalos.  Though I did not know her as well as Dr. "P", she was always right there at his side.  Their love was obviously a strong connection and after his passing last weekend I am sure it was quite hard on her. … Continue reading Goodbye Mrs. “P”

I Could Plotz*- All Three Birthplaces!

*plotz- burst from excitement Part Two: Locating the Homeland My last article included details on how I used a timeline to develop a list of potential sources for the birthplace of my 2x great grandparents. The list of possible sources was: Samuel Engel—Birth Record, Synagogue Records, Tax Lists, Marriage record, Passenger List, Declaration of Intent Application.  Other … Continue reading I Could Plotz*- All Three Birthplaces!