Sodd Family Obituaries

Below are the obituaries of brothers Anthony and John Michael Sodd, the sons of Monsour Sodd and his wife, Christine (Cyrouse or Kairouz) who also used the Maiden name Christine Jacobs. Monsour, Christine and family lived at 1307 Cherry Street in Toledo until around 1905-06. George (Shaheed Kairouz) and Mary “Aziza” Jacob moved into 1307 Cherry Street from Blissfield, Michigan with their children Harry, Agnes and William sometime between 1906-1910. Continue reading Sodd Family Obituaries

The Ship Pretoria arriving in New York, New York on June 17, 1899

Name: Chadid Boulas (Shaheed/Charles Boulos) Arrival Date: 17 Jun 1899 Birth Date: abt 1885 Age: 14 Gender: Male Ethnicity/ Nationality: Syrian Port of Departure: Boulogne-sur-Mer, France Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Pretoria To Toledo Name: Schahada Boulas (Shehade/George Boulos) Arrival Date: 17 Jun 1899 Birth Date: abt 1888 Age: 11 Gender: Male Ethnicity/ Nationality: Syrian Port of Departure: Boulogne-sur-Mer, France Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Pretoria To Toledo Name: Kaonla Boulas (Kaoula/Mary) Arrival Date: 17 Jun 1899 Birth Date: abt 1890 Age: 9 Gender: Female Ethnicity/ Nationality: Syrian Port of Departure: Boulogne-sur-Mer, … Continue reading The Ship Pretoria arriving in New York, New York on June 17, 1899

Lebanese Dishes

Popular Lebanese Dishes ▪Ackawi – white cheese salty or not depending on choice. Usually used in Manaeesh (Lebanese-style pies) ▪ Adas Bil Hamod – Soup made out of lentils and lemon juice. ▪Baba ghanouj – a dip made of char-grilled aubergine (eggplant), tahina, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic puree. ▪Baklava – a dessert of layered filo pastry filled with nuts and steeped in attar syrup (orange or rose water and sugar) or honey, usually cut in a triangular or diamond shape. ▪Roastednuts – a mix of more than 20 types, mostly dry roasted. ▪Balila – known as cuminchickpeas. ▪ … Continue reading Lebanese Dishes