Jeff on February 25th, 2012

I was finally able to track down Grandpa Fraccastoro’s Naturalization record from the National Archives! This is an interesting record for a number of reasons outside of finally knowing when he became a naturalized citizen. Note that it provides a historical address as well as a date that he lived there but more importantly it confirms his birth date.

Francesco Amilcare Fraccastoro Naturalization Record

Francesco Amilcare Fraccastoro Naturalization Record

 

 

 

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Jeff on February 4th, 2012

This is my favorite pancake recipe. My boys always tell me how good they are!

Jeff on February 4th, 2012

These are Mom’s spicy meatballs, as best as she remembered. You can adjust the spiciness to suite your tastes. I usually use 5-6 jalapeno’s, sliced, and 3-4 habenero’s quartered with the membrane’s and seeds removed from half.

on February 27th, 2010

This is mom’s recipe for spritz cookies. I have it in my recipe box in Barbie’s elementary school cursive. So cute!

on February 27th, 2010

This is a recipe mom got from Mrs. Verdone, our neighbor, when we lived in Milton. These cookies were always a favorite and didn’t last long in our house!

on February 27th, 2010

Here’s the recipe mom always used to make streussel. And she was the best at making it! It was always sooo good.

These old recipes call for margarine. Today I always use butter. The recipe says to pat out to the size of a saucer, but I think it needs to be larger. Sometimes mom put colored nonpareils on the glaze when it was still wet for a little extra fun.

Jeff on February 27th, 2010

This is mom’s recipe for cream puff shells. They are surprisingly easy to make. I usually fill them with vanilla pudding and frost with chocolate glaze. Enjoy! Linda

on February 27th, 2010

This is very good, easy to make, and has long been a favorite in my family.It is so good with vanilla ice cream. I use more cinnamon than the recipe calls for because we like it that way.

Jeff on February 17th, 2010

WWI Draft Registration Card for Delphis Joseph Paquette

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Jeff on February 16th, 2010

The SS Berlin brought Francesco Fraccastoro to America

The Berlin was built by A. G. Weser Shipbuilders, Bremen, Germany, 1909. 17323 gross tons; 613 (bp) feet long; 69 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 16 knots.  3212 passengers ( 266 first class, 246 second class, 2700 third class ).
Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1909 and named Berlin. Bremerhaven-New York and Mediterranean-New York service. Served with the German Navy as an auxiliary cruiser, 1914-18. Seized by Additional Arrivals, in 1919. Taken by the British and used as a troopship. Sold to White Star and Dominion Lines, in 1926 and renamed Arabic. trans-Atlantic service. Chartered by Red Star Line, British flag, in 1930. White Star service. It was broken up in Italy in 1931.

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