- Jan Anthony Ferenc, Sr. (132 KB)
Jan was born in Poland on Feb. 8, 1876 and came to America between 1897-1901.He settled in Peckville, Lackawanna Co, PA.A coal miner who worked so hard he was known as "Iron Man," Jan died Mar. 21, 1950.This picture was taken in 1943, courtesy of Charlotte R. Mitchell.
- Jan Ferenc: Polish Birth Certificate (305 KB)
A polish record of the birth of Jan Ferenc, born Feb. 7, 1876 in Bakalarzewo, Suwalki Co, Poland.Jan emigrated to America and settled in Peckville, Lackawanna Co, PA. at the turn of the century.Courtesy: Helen Silvestri & Helen Klapatch.
- Ferenc Father and Son (94 KB)
Jan Ferenc Sr. and his son, John Anthony Ferrence, Jr.This picture was taken in 1943, courtesy of Charlotte R. Mitchell.At the time, John Jr. was a meteorologist with the U.S. Army/Air Force.John Jr. (Aug. 29-1920-Dec. 16, 1983) later became a physician.
- Silvestri Coat of Arms (10 KB)
If anyone has details about this coat of arms, please email BBRamsay1@aol.com.
- Map: Bakalarzewo, Poland (34 KB)
Bakalarzewo, Poland, the birth place of both Jan Ferenc and his wife, Agniesjka Olexsy, who emigated to America and married in 1903 in Dickson City, Lackawanna County, PA.Map courtesy of: www.multimap.com.
- Scheggia e Pascelupo, Italy (27 KB)
This monastery in Scheggia e Pascelupo still exists.Maria Sebastianelli told her family that the monks who lived here used to dispense bread to the villagers and that "all the monks were fat."
- A narrow street in Scheggia (14 KB)
Maria Sebastianelli and Giovanni Silvestri married in 1890 in Italy.Was it in this village or in Montebolla where Giovanni was born?No one knows yet.
- Map: Scheggie e Pascelupo, Italy (18 KB)
The star marks the general area of the hill hamlet of Scheggia where Maria Sebastianelli was born in Feb 1870.She emgirated to the US in 1895.
- Map: Montebolla, Italy (22 KB)
The star marks the general area of the hamlet of Montebolla where Giovanni Silvestri was born in Jan. 1864.He emigrated to the US in 1895.
- Vietnam casualty James M. Radzelovage (21 KB)
Adam did this rubbing at the Wall in 2001.Army SP4 Radzelovage died in S. Vietnam just less than a month after his 21st birthday.He died of injuries following a helicopter crash.