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Archive for February, 2009

Chapter Five, Part 1 -The Flueckigers (Flickingers) of Old Economy Village

My great-grandfather Gottlieb Flueckiger was born in 1842, probably in Rohsbachgraben, Bern, Switzerland. He was a laborer who joined the Swiss Emigration to America, departing Liverpool on December 12, 1868, on the M/V Cuba and arriving in New York. He eventually made his way to Allegheny City, Pa., now The Northside. While living and there, […]

The Dunn Family – Part 4

Part 4 – The End (?) of the Dunn Line In 1939 Art Dunn returned to Ambridge after college, and became a draftsman helping design bridges and buildings. He worked in the office with his boyhood friend Earl Wakefield, and met Earl’s wife Dorothy. In 1942 Art’s father and his uncle died; he tried to […]