Speaker: Peter Wambach
Title: ">from Whence We Came"
Date and Time: Sunday, March 24, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd,
Please join us on Sunday, March 24, 2019, to hear Peter Wambach
present ">from Whence We Came." This genealogy search began with a
challenge >from Peter Wambach's father to his children to research his
family history and ancestry. His father was an only child whose father
died when he was only 4 years old, so he knew very little about his
father. He wanted to "touch the hand of a living, breathing relative."
This talk describes this search, which extended to three continents,
and its eventual outcome.
Peter Wambach was born in Harrisburg, PA, on May 12, 1946, and was the
sixth of the fourteen children of Peter and Margherita (Zarbo)
Wambach. Educated in the parochial school system in central
Pennsylvania, he graduated >from Penn State University with a BS degree
in 1970. He worked in the open hearth of Bethlehem Steel Corporation,
in real estate sales, as a lobbyist, and as an executive in a
construction firm. He retired in 2006 after a 36-year career with the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, having served as an employee in the
House of Representatives, Revenue, Property and Supplies, and General
Services departments. In addition, he served 12 years as a member of
the Pennsylvania House of Representatives >from 1980 to 1992. He is an
11-year member of the Board of Trustees of Harrisburg Area Community
College. He resides in Harrisburg with his wife, Urszula. He is the
father of two children and two step-children and has three
The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to JGSMD membership fee) after their first meeting. Please check our
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