Tag Archives: Old Photos

My father’s childhood home in a 1940 tax photo

I remember visits, when I was a boy, to my grandparents’ little house in a remote corner of Staten Island. My grandfather bought the newly built house in the 1920s and sold it in the late 1960s after my grandmother … Continue reading

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Is this a photo of my Civil War ancestor Samuel Davis Agin?

One of the most intriguing characters in my family tree is my great-great-grandfather Samuel Davis Agin. He was born in 1841 in East Amwell, New Jersey, the youngest child of John Agin, a carpenter, and his wife Catherine Durling Agin. … Continue reading

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The Sabols of Raritan, New Jersey

My great-grandfather Andrew Sabol was born in November 1873 in Austria-Hungary. I don’t know the name of the town where he was born. I remember my grandmother telling me that her father’s family owned a limestone quarry near Vienna. If … Continue reading

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An amazing find via Google

In my recent post about my maternal grandmother, Anna Sabol Agin, I wrote about meeting my great aunt Hermina. So today I decided to google Hermina, thinking that the name is unusual enough that something interesting might turn up. Turns … Continue reading

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Anna Sabol Agin

Of my four grandparents, my maternal grandmother Anna Sabol Agin was the only one I ever got to know as an adult. Anna was born on September 13, 1904 in Raritan, New Jersey and she lived her whole life in … Continue reading

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Harry A. Agin

My maternal grandfather Harry Agin was born on December 13, 1900 in South Brunswick, New Jersey. He died in North Brunswick, New Jersey in July 1970. Harry’s parents were Jacob S. and Tillie Agin. His father was born in East … Continue reading

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Katarzyna Bosakowska Kowal

My grandmother Katarzyna Bosakowska Kowal was born in 1893 in Galicia, the part of Poland that fell under the control of the Austro-Hungarian Empire when Poland was partitioned. I don’t have a record of her exact birthdate. She died on … Continue reading

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