Monday, January 20, 2014

Fising and Mai Family Photos Brought to Life with Color

I recently had Paul Tanase from Bucharest, Romania colorize some of my Fising and Mai family photographs. He did a fantastic job and has brought them to life through his restoration and work. If you are interested in having Paul complete work for you at a very reasonable price you can contact him at

Below are the individual before and after photographs and a side by side comparison.

Maria Ganesch (Fising) and Katharina Fising (Stefani) - circa 1920's

Martin Fising and Maria Madigan (Fising) - July 1926 onboard the S.S. Veendam

Stefan Fising - 1916 World War I Austro-Hungarian Army uniform

Stefan Fising and Maria Fising (Mai) - Michael Roppelt and Katharina Roppelt (Mai) - 1905

Stefan Fising and Maria Fising (Mai) - 1904

Stefan Fising, 'little" Maria Fising, Maria Fising (Mai) and Martin Fising - 1909

Maria Fising and Martin Fising - Romanian Passport Photo - 1926

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Gergeschdorf (Ungurei) & Tornen (Pauca), Romania cemetery gravestones

I photographed each tombstone in the Gergeschdorf (Ungurei) cemetery as well as some of the graves at the Tornen (Pauca) cemetery while on my last trip to Romania. After reviewing the new geaneology records I obtained from the Teutsch House in Sibiu and those that I reviewed at the Romanian National Archives I was able to connect which gravestones are those of my family members in Gergeschdorf (Ungurei) and Tornen (Pauca.

Johann Fising (my 2nd Great Grand Uncle)
Born: April 30, 1839
Died: April 28, 1916 in WWI

Johann Fising (my Great Grand Uncle)
Born: January 17, 1891
October 24 - November 3, 1918
Fought in the Battle of Vittorio Veneto, Italy in WWI
Died: September 18, 1970

Johann Fising (my 2nd Cousin 2X removed)
Born: October 21, 1901
Died: December 21, 1978

Maria Fising (my 2nd cousin 2X removed)
Born: January 2nd , 1890
Died: November 9, 1937

Michael Stefani (Husband of Maria Fising)

Johann Stefani (Father-in-Law of my 1st cousin Maria Fising)

Pauca (Tornen), Romania Cemetery
My Great-Grandmother Maria Mai (Fising) was born in Pauca (Tornen) and is
 buried in Petresti (Petersdorf), Romania.
Three of her brothers and one sister are buried in the Pauca (Tornen) cemetery.

Johann Mai (my Great Grand Uncle and his son Johann Mai)
Born: November 15, 1897
Died: September 14, 1963

Katharina Mai (my Great Grand Aunt and husband Michael Roppelt)
Born: November 29, 1889
Doed: March 7, 1967

Mathias Mai (my Great Grand Uncle and wife Maria Hutter)
Born: October 11, 1908
Died: Unknown

George Mai (my Great Grand Uncle and wife Katharina Hutter)
Born: September 16, 1892
Died: February 21, 1961