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Sharon Kilada
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Our Irish ancestry - Happy St Patricks Day
My Great Grandmother, Winifred Cooney Cox (1868-1956) In the year of 1891, 23 year old, Winnie left her Irish homeland and family to come to America. She met her future husband, an Englishman, aboard the ship that brought the couple across the Atlantic.  Wi...

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COLONISTS PART III - Waterbury, Jagger, Selleck, Phippen, Newman, Brundish, Rose, Ferris, Stevens
Beatrice (Scofield) Syska's Ancestors First Generation Arriving in 1630'S 1630 John Waterbury (abt. 1620-1658) Jeremiah Jagger (1600-1658) 1633-1639 David Selleck (1614-1654) & Susanna (Kibby) Selleck (1616-1713) William Newman (1610-1676) & Elizabeth Bowst...

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Henry Hennessy and the Craig Colony for Epileptics
Henry Hennessy spent a significant part, if not all, of his adult life at Craig Colony for Epileptics in upstate New York.  Craig Colony was modeled after an idyllic vision of  a safe, productive environment where epileptics could live their lives in peace ...

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Beatrice (Scofield) Syska's Ancestors  First Generation Arriving in 1621-1630 1621-1630 Thomas Prence (1600-1673) and Apphia Quickie Richard Norman (abt. 1580-1682) and Margaret (Alford) Norman (1594-1645) Simon Hoyt (1590-1657) and S usannah (Smith) Hoyt B...

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Witch Trials in Colonial Connecticut
I admit I am fascinated with our ancestral involvement in the colonial witch trials, but I am reminded that these were real people caught up in this hysteria; mothers, fathers, friends and neighbors who genuinely feared the devil's presence in their lives. ...

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My Mother, Through the Smoke and What Was Left Unsaid...
MARGARET ANNE (HENNESSY) SYSKA  (1935-1989)  Our family pictured here in 1985 celebrating Mom's first Christmas at Cedar Lane Rehabilitation Center in Waterbury CT.  At the time, we were still optimistic the therapists could wean her from the respirator.  T...

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My Mother, her Cigarettes and What Was Left Unsaid...
MARGARET ANNE (HENNESSY) SYSKA  (1935-1989)  Our family pictured here in 1985 celebrating Mom's first Christmas at Cedar Lane Rehabilitation Center in Waterbury CT.  At the time, we were still optimistic the therapists could wean her from the respirator.  T...

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What was left unsaid...
MARGARET ANNE (HENNESSY) SYSKA  (1935-1989)  Our family pictured here in 1985 celebrating Mom's first Christmas at Cedar Lane Rehabilitation Center in Waterbury CT.  At the time, we were still optimistic the therapists could wean her from the respirator.  T...

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Petroll Family
PETROLL FAMILY NAME  The Petroll name is not common.  According to one source there are currently only 303 people with the name Petroll living in Germany, 64 in Brazil, 57 in the United states and 17 in Poland.  I do not know how this data is obtained, but ...

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Carolina Petroll Syska (1834-1895)
Carolina (Petroll) Syska  about 1890 in NYC Back of photo says  "S.W. Felt- 147 and 149 Chicago Ave" Province of Posznan was part of   Poland until 1793 when it was annexed  in the Kingdom of Prussia. In 1871 Poznan was made  part of  Germany  and   in 1918...
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