Life Stories

Nonnie goes through the Family Photo Album

2020-10-09T19:43:44+00:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Life Stories, Oral Histories, Photo/Audio/Video|Tags: |

This might have been in 1990 or 1991 when Bill and Viola Nevy Orsinger, with their daughter Barbara and grand-daughter Kristin visited Nonnie at her home in Cumberland. Bill, who at the time was an avid videographer, videotaped the weekend visit. Part of the documentation was to hear Nonnie's stories and to get them on [...]

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Italian Resistance Fighters during WWII

2020-08-26T18:51:20+00:00August 23rd, 2020|Categories: Life Stories|Tags: , , |

By Barbara Ann Orsinger Adolfson As a child, I live in post-war Europe. To me, this has always been an accepted part of my life, but only recently have I come to realize what an uncommon experience this was. I am genetically ½ Italian, ¼ German and ¼ Irish. Something I knew when I lived [...]

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Ralph Nevy Life Story

2020-09-28T16:47:48+00:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Featured, Life Stories, Nevi in Italy, Oral Histories|Tags: , , , |

Born April 10, 1889 in Bergotto, Italy, died February 21, 1978 in Cumberland, Maryland. Transcribed from an audio tape made on July 5, 1967 in Arlington, Virginia, with Bill Orsinger. Bergotto: Well. I'm going to tell you my first impression in my life. I was about 6 years old and my father was going [...]

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Erminia Galli Nevy Life Story

2020-08-26T20:28:28+00:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Life Stories, Oral Histories|Tags: , |

Born October 26,1898, Died March 4, 1992 Transcribed from an audiotape made at a family reunion in Canaan Valley, West Virginia July 1978. Erminia's Childhood in Italy: He'd buy cattle, and he'd buy wine, hay, and olive oil when the market went down and sell it when the market went up. [...]

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Gloria’s Death

2020-09-28T16:51:07+00:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: Civil Records, Death Records, Life Stories, Oral Histories|Tags: , |

Gloria Nevy was born in August 1926 and died in 1929 From a tape recording of Viola Nevy Orsinger on February 2, 1996 I must have been about five years old. Mother and Dad and our whole family, Inez, Aldo, Florence, Gloria and I drove to Vintondale, Pennsylvania for the baptism of my [...]

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The Fire Story

2020-08-26T20:17:45+00:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: Life Stories, Pearls|Tags: , , |

Told by Viola Nevy Orsinger Mother had a lovely statue of St. Ann and the Virgin Mary as a young girl. In May, we would set the statue up on the bureau in our bedroom and light a votive candle in front of it. One lovely spring morning Florence and I lit the candle on [...]

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Giacomo Galli’s Story

2020-10-11T21:07:20+00:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Immigration, Life Stories, Oral Histories|Tags: |

Giacomo Galli – Born March 27, 1868 – Died 1928 at the age of 60 Erminia Galli Nevy (Mrs. Ralph Nevy) died March 4, 1992. In going through her belongings in her home at 779 Fayette Street, Cumberland, Maryland, Kristin Adolfson, one of her great-grand daughters, found a small leather case that had belonged to [...]

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Vintondale, Pennsylvania

2020-10-02T21:03:04+00:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Life Stories, Oral Histories|

Dick Pioli's Memories on viewing the Vintondale receipts salvaged by Joan Lander Wish I could have gone into the attic of the store with you. Don't know if you realize it or not, but my home, the home I grew up in, was attached to the REAR [...]

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