Born: Nov 2, 1876
daughter of Samuel & Mary (Smith) Geise
Samuel Edward Sulouff 1900 – 1982
known as "Loosh." When he was born in 1876 his parents were living in
Cocolamus, Fayette Twp., Juniata Co. I have seen one or two gravestones
in Juniata Co. with the name Lucian inscribed and I often wondered why
that peculiar name was found in that location and only in that location.
I think you have explained it on the basis of a tradition that baby boys
were named after a favorite doctor named Lucian Banks. I have also seen
this forename spelled Lucien: I believe it was in the Niemonds Church
Cemetery. One of my dad's brothers named his son Carl Lucion Sulouff,
simply a variang spelling of the boy's grandfather's name. I find it
fascinating to speculate about the motivations for naming children and
to see how some names are passed along from one generation to another
and how deviations work themselves into the story." posted by Nelson Sulouff, in PAJUNIAT-L Archives
Dora was a typical Pennsylvania Dutch housewife, widely respected and admired for her patience in home-making under economically deprived conditions, for her successful raising of ten children and for her cooking skills that made sufficient meals out of severely limited supplies. For many years, while living at a mountain cabin a tenth of mile northeast of her ancestral Geise farm, it was a trek of about a quarter mile to the spring where all the family's water was obtained and it was over a milelong walk from home to the children's schoolhouse in Spruce Hollow. Of course the older children helped their mother, but it was largely Dora's patience and management that brought the family through hard times. Dora's short stature, well under 5 feet, was very conspicuous in comparison to her husband, who was over 6 feet tall.
Dora's obituary in the Sunbury paper reported that due to declining health she had been staying with her daughter, Esther Marks, in Northumberland for only a week before she died of an acute heart attack.
According to her youngest daughter, Kate, Dora is remembered for her favorite saying, a Scriptural admonition by which she lived, viz., "Never let the sun go down upon your wrath." -Ephesians 4:26.