Philadelphia County, PAGenWeb Project

Old Queries (July 2002 - Oct. 2002)


Surnames: ELLINGER
Researcher: Rose Marie
Date Posted: 5 October 2002

I am looking for information on my gggrandfather Frederick Ellinger who married Emma Franc in 1880, Frederick died in 1918 and Emma died in 1953. Looking for their obit. or place of burial. They lived at 3334 Filbert Street in Phila and had 12 children. I know the Ellinger's originally came from Stuttgart, Germany and some of the census list that both Frederick and Emma came from Germany and other census state they were born in Phila. I have a DOB for Emma of 05/11/1863 but no information on Frederick. I would also like to find out who their parents were. Hopefully someone can find some of the information if not all. Your help in this search is greatly appreciated.

Researcher: Audrey
Date Posted: 5 October 2002

My search is for the names of the ships (and by some miracle the passengers) that came into Philadelphia in 1924 from Glasgow, Scotland. William Henry Kelsey came into Ellis Island 23 April 1923 from Glasgow aboard the ship Cameronia. William was b/1900 m/1918, Agnes Nancy BOAG in Glasgow. During the summer of 1924 William's wife, Agnes/Nancy arrived with daughter, Euphmeia, that was b/1919 in Glasgow. Family history has it that Agnes/Nancy and Euphemia arrived in Philadelphia instead of NY. Any assistance appreciated

Researcher: Carleen Maurer
Date Posted: 5 October 2002

I am searching for any information on Raymond L. Maurer b. abt 1893-95 He married Caroline Rauth b. 4/25/1897 in Philadelphia. All I have for Raymond is Pa. They had a son Raymond Leslie Maurer b. 8/11/1920 in Philadelphia co. He is my late father-in-law He never would speak of his family. I have nothing to go on. I do know that Caroline's grandparents were from Germany .Their names were Christian and Katherine Rempp. I have hit a brick wall with the Maurer's any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you,

Surnames: AULD
Researcher: Steve Levin
Date Posted: 26 September 2002

I've tracked my g-g-great grandmother to Philadelphia County and I need some help finding her family. She was born Sarah Ann Auld - born Feb 29, 1852. She died Nov 20, 1920 in St. Marys, Elk County, PA. She married a Henry/Harry Williams. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have a great day :-)

Researcher: Rita
Date Posted: 26 September 2002

I am looking for information on the names and addresses for any of the Sanatorium for Consumptives (TB) that would have been around during the late 1920's to early 1930's.
My grandmother was sent to a sanatorium during that time period, and the kids send to orphanages. She was living in downtown Philly.
Thank you

Surnames: MALVASO
Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 26 September 2002

We are looking for information on the family of Pasquale Malvaso who immigrated from Italy in l892 and his children Francescantonio Malvaso, Grace Malvaso Manuola, Frances Malvaso Panetta, Molly Malvaso Izzo Yates. We know that Francescantonio married Domenica Sodano.

Researcher: Desmond McIvor
Date Posted: 26 September 2002


Surnames: NAME
Researcher: Carolyn Myers
Date Posted: 2 September 2002

I would like to find out more about John M. Name who was in prison according to the 1860 Penn. Co, Penna. census-----John M. Name 23 yrs. Occupation: comb maker - Born in Germany was in prison for larceny. Are the records for this prison available for research? If so could you tell me how to go about finding the records. Thank you for any help you can offer.

Researcher: A. Volmer
Date Posted: 2 September 2002

I'm looking for information on my relatives. VOLLMER, Christian Gottfried, born in Ötisheim, Wurttemberg, Germany 15 May 1817. Drowned 28 Oct 1851. Emigrated to America in 1939 or 1844. Married 15 March 1842 to Christiane HALLER in Philadelphia.
1) Gottlieb Alexander, born 8 DEC 1844
2) Friederike Pauline, born 27 Feb 1847, married KIPP
3) Georg Albert, born 25 April 1848, died 2 April 1872
4) Katharine Magdalene, born 22 Nov 1850

Thank you.

Surnames: TENNEY
Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 2 September 2002

John Tenney was born in Methuen, MA 1847. I found him in the Philadelphia City Directory for 1890: 432 Walnut, Business: Ins.(Insurance) address Colonial Hotel. In the 1900 Federal census, Philadelphia (ED504 p. 210A) he is age 53, His wife Cordelia b. 1864, NY, married 9 years, and son John Tenney, from previous marriage. I can't find him in 1910! Found a "John Tenney" 1891, Philadelphia Art Club Member. How do I find other city directories and or obits, or cemetery listings?

Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 1 September 2002

I am looking for family members are related to Harry Morrow (d. 1963) and Lilly (Howarth) morrow (d. 1953 or 54), they lived in East Falls PA with two Daughters Patricia Ann Morrow (m. Charles Tapp and Joseph Bast) and Mary Elizibeth (morrow) Joubert m. Roland in France in the 1940's. My grandmother had sisters Ruth, Tillie, Minnie, and one or two more my mother can't remember and at least (maybe more) one brother George.

Surnames: CARTER
Researcher: Richard Carter
Date Posted: 1 September 2002

Trying to trace my father CARTER, Charles age 15 listed as pupil at the Glen Mills School in the 1920 Census. Called the school and was told that they didn't have records that far back, try Philadelphia Historical Society. Does anyone know if these records exist and where they may be found? Thank you

Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 1 September 2002

I am searching for David Johnson who married a Margaret Williamson on Oct. 16, 1786 in the Third Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. I need to know where they went after they got married. I would greatly appreciate any help anyone could give me. Thanks

Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 1 September 2002

My G-G-G-G-Grandfather arrived in America in 1774, at age 13. It is believed that he arrived on the Sally in Philadelphia on 8/15/1774. Trying to find some confirmation of this. His father (also William) had arrived in 1773. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: WHITEMAN
Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 1 September 2002

I am searching for information on the Whiteman family that seems to have migrated into America through Philadelphia in the early 1700's. The earliest Whiteman we know to have been born in the America is Abraham Whiteman, born in Northumberland County in 1742. There is a record of a Johann or John Whiteman who seems to have migrated earlier, possibly through Philadelphia. Does anyone have any information on the Whiteman family?

Researcher: Helen P. Phillips
Date Posted: 27 August 2002

I am looking for information regarding herman Henry Cartwright (Cartright, Kortwright) born between 1841- 1851 and died in 1910 He married Rosanna Katrina Delker from Germany. They lived in Philadelphia most of there life they are buried in Fernwood cemetery. Looking for any information on the family children where Benjamin, Margaretta, Charles, Rosanna, Bertha thank you

Surnames: ADAMS
Researcher: Lerona Adams Bowlin
Date Posted: 26 August 2002

I am researching (proven to here) Richard Adams, b 25 Sept 1826, m Anna Frye , b. 9 July 1827,daughter of Johann and Regina Fry, Brecknock Twp, Lancaster, PA.

Now, I am attempting to prove (more than hearsay) that Richard was the son Isaac Adams, (grandson of William Adams of Adamstown founding); son of William Adams and Rachael ??, Cocalico Twp, Lan, PA; son of Richard Addams b 26 July 1740, and Susanna ?, Brecknock Twp, Cocalico, Lan, PA; Son of William ADDAMS b July 1705, Montgomery Co, PA, d. 26 May 1773, m. Anna Lane, Philadelphia, PA daughter of Edward Lane and Ann Richardson. William was the son of Richard Adams who married Gertien Op Den Graeff of Providence Two, Montgomery County, PA.

I have searched for nearly 40 years to prove my Adams/Addams line. Any one searching these lines?

Surnames: CHAMPION
Researcher: Ann
Date Posted: 26 August 2002

Looking for marriage information on Thomas James Champion, born about 1794 Burlington NJ(possbily still from a Quaker family). Moved to upstate New YOrk 1820-25. Believe hemight have married a Lucinda ? Found a Thomas Champion(perhaps Thomas J) in Huntingdon, MOrris TWp 1820. Was this a migration route north to western NY? Thanks

Researcher: Lou Ann Winterrowd
Date Posted: 22 August 2002

I found in "Abstracts from the Pennsylvania Gazette, 1748-1755" (page 285) a list of men chosen in the year 1754 to be managers of the Contributors to the Pennsylvania Hospital. On the list is a William Grant and also of interest to me is Evan Morgan.

My great, great, great, great, great, grandfather was William Grant of Scotland who married Marjory Verner and he lived in or near Philadelphia before moving to North Carolina. William and Marjory Grant had a daughter who married a Fullerton and stayed in Philadelphia and a son, William Grant b. Feb. 22, 1726 PA d. June 22, 1804 Fayette Co. KY who married Elizabeth Boone, daughter of Squire Boone of Berks Co. PA and Sarah Morgan who was the daughter of Edward Morgan who lived in Philadelphia for a while. I don't know if the above Evan Morgan was a relative. I have been unable to find the name of the Fullerton who m. a dau. of Wm. and Marjory Grant.

I would like to know if anyone has any information about the William Grant who was a manager to the Contributors to the Pennsylvania Hospital in 1754? Though he may not be my William Grant, as I have very little information about my William Grant, any help would be appreciated.

Surnames: WARDON
Researcher: Elizabeth Robbins
Date Posted: 22 August 2002

My 5th great grandfather Joseph Wardon was from Pennsylvania, I don't know what county as yet. He removed with his family to Upper Canada in 1800 to reside in Canborough Township, Haldimand County [on the north side of Lake Erie] as an early settler. The land he bought in Canborough was sold to him by Benjamin Canby from Philadelphia, PA who had advertised for settlers. I don't know where Canby advertised, but I would assume it would have been around the Philadelphia area. I have an Upper Canada Land Petition for Joseph's son Michael Wardon, and he reports he was born in PA [in c1794] and came to Canada in the year 1800.

Joseph himself should have been born c1760s or early 1770s. I have a report of 3 sons. Joseph born c1792, Michael born c1794, and William no date for birth of William.

Joseph Sr. taught the settlers in Canborough Township to read and write. I don't know that he would have been a teacher in PA but he was literate. He did spell his name Wardon as evidenced on documents, the name has since been spelled Warden.

I'm hoping to find Joseph and his family in PA prior to 1800. Any assistance would be most appreciated.
Thank you

Researcher: Walt
Date Posted: 22 August 2002

I am interested in the Zantzinger Family of Philadelphia and Lancaster PA. Hans Paulus Zantzinger came from Germany to PA in 1732, lived for a while in Philadelphia and then went on to Lancaser. His children were Paul Zantzinger of Lancaster, Mary Zantzinger, Barbara Zantzinger m William Morrow of Chambersburg, and Adam Zantzinger of Philadelphia. Adam Zantzinger was b abt 1746 and on 14 Jan 1773 m Susannah Keppele. Adam died in 1798. In the 1790 Census for Philadelphia City indicates Adam and wife with one boy born est Oct 1774, two boys b between 1774 and 1790, and seven girls for a total of 10 children. Looking to identify these children apart from some of Paul Zantzinger's family who lived in Philadelphia who are identified. Any help with data on these 10 children would be appreciated. Also did Susannah marry again after Adam's death? Thanks for the help,

Researcher: Judy
Date Posted: 19 August 2002

*Ancestors lived in "Blockley twp in west Philadelphia"..what county is this? *Ancestors (ROSE) buried in the Rose Buring Ground Cemetery in west Philadelphia--any idea where this would be? *Peter ROSE marr. Mary GARDNER, Oct 30,1745 in "west Philadelphia, 9 children. Sons, Peter & William, bn 1754.Peter Gardner ROSE marr.Maria RUP (1780 *"Oath of Allegiance to Pennsylvania" taken by Peter Gardner ROSE in Mar 1779...any idea what this is or where I can find more info? *John Rose, bn.1780 was a "schoolmaster in Blockley and Harverford"---can you help me find any more info on it or where this could have been? *Anna Mc MASTERS (2nd w.of John ROSE) was bn. abt 1824, near Hagerstown,PA --know what county or if town still exists or other contacts? (ROSE family moved from PA to OH about 1830) Appreciate any info or leads you can give me

Surnames: FAULKNER
Researcher: Joanne Taylor
Date Posted: 18 August 2002

I am attempting to find out information about my G/grandfather's death.He was William FAULKNER & was born in Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland in 1880.

He immigrated to USA & intended sending for his wife (Sarah) & family. However a letter was sent to my G/grandmother informing her that William had died suddenly in Philadelphia. The letter was dated June 25 1848 & was sent from a Mr Robert McGreight, School Street, Kensington, Philadelphia. Apparently a doctor was sent for & an inquest performed. He was buried in the Franklin Cemetery.

Where would I possibly be able to locate information about the inquest? I would be very grateful for any assistance. I did send off an e-mail to the Historical Society. (e-mail address, but it was returned to me.
Kind regards,

Surnames: O'DOWD
Researcher: Rita Bedle
Date Posted: 18 August 2002

Edward O'Dowd was my Grandfather. We can find no info on him. I know when we lived in Phila. @# 537 E. Cambria St., he lived with us and died from there in 1938, I think it was January, not sure. Any info you can send me would be appreciated.Thank you.

Surnames: WHITNEY
Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 18 August 2002

My fr. grandmother Margaret Whitney, from Ireland at age 38 married Charles Kott at St. Augustine church in Phila on June 9, 1864. She met him during the civil war. I am looking for Whitney's in Phila who might be related. She was a cook during the civil war.

Researcher: Tom Milburn
Date Posted: 12 August 2002

Laura Gertrude Cunningham, born in Philadelphia 17 Apr 1848. Married Ebineezer E Reep in 1874 in Butler County, PA. They had two sons Earl Cunningham Reep, 25 Oct 1875, and Rolland Thomas Reep (my g-father), 14 Aug 1880 - both boys born in Butler County. Laura G died in Salem, WVa in 1907, family Bible said buried back in PA. Can anyone tell me who her parents were? Cannot find anywhere in any data base and tried a short while in Denver Ntl Archives. Appreciate any help.

Researcher: Mike Murphy
Date Posted: 12 August 2002

My GGF, Hugh(es) Murphy, died 1928 Phila.Ge. Hosp. according to D/C "Indigent" I'm tryilg to locate any records I can, of his being admitted there, and expiring there. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks,

Researcher: Nicki
Date Posted: 12 August 2002

I am researching my grandfather's family. His name was James Bradshaw. His father was James, his mother Catherine. He had a stepmother Lorena and half brother Rachel. His grandfather was James, grandmother Isabella and the family homestead was 1147 South 9th Street. Would love to find others researching this family as there is a family secret that I've tried to uncover for years. Thanks.

Researcher: Michael Sellers
Date Posted: 12 August 2002

I'm looking for any information pertaining to Henrick Seller (Heinrich Zeller) from 1738 - 1750. Heinrich Zeller was born August 17, 1704 in Weinheim, Germany. He sailed to America with wife, Anna Maria, a young daughter, Anna Barbara (b.February 1732), and a young son, Johannes (b. 1735). They sailed aboard the Queen Elizabeth, captained by Alexander Hope, landing in Philadelphia on September 16, 1738. The family remained in Pennsylvainia until circa 1749 before migrating to then Augusta County, Virginia before it became Rockingham County, Virginia in 1778.

The ship registry of the Queen Elizabeth listed him as "Henrick Seller". Subsequent church records at the Peaked Mountain Church near McGaheysville, VA list him as both "Henry Sellers" and "John Henry Sellers".

We know nothing about him nor of the family while they were in PA 1738-1750. I believe he is tied to the overall Zeller lines out of Weinheim, Germany to PA, but have not been able to prove nor disprove this.

Any info and/or suggestions on where and how to research this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Michael Sellers, 6th Great Grandson of Heinrich Zeller (Henrick Seller)

Researcher: Gail Valenti
Date Posted: 12 August 2002

am searching for information on my great grandparents who lived in Philadelphia. Louise F. Martin (1875-1961) and Edward A. Brabender (1868-1938). He went to Girard College so must not have had a father but perhaps a mother. Sound familiar to anyone? Many thanks! Gail Valenti

Surnames: SPACKMAN
Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 12 August 2002

I am interested in family of George Spackman, b. 1740, Wiltshire, England, d. 4 Sept.1798, Wilmington DE. One of his childrden, Samuel Spackman, b. 1780, died in Philadelphia. He married Ann Bellerby 1804. He was a member of the Society of Friends. Samuels son, Henry Spencer Spackman, b. 1811, in Philadelphia and d. 1875, in Phil. He was active in PA politics in 1834 and was elected to the PA State Legislature by the Whig party and served until 1844. I would like to exchange information with someone. Where would one search for information on his service to the State Legislature?

Researcher: Hazel Souders Fry
Date Posted: 10 August 2002

I am searching for the Jacob Souders family spelled many different ways. He was married to Mary Hameton about 1800. Children: Lucinda Souder, William Souders, George Souder, Rebecca Souder, Margaret Ann Souder, David H. Souders, Samuel Souder,James Garner(Hodie} Souders Born Sept.28, 1832, Mary Agnes Souders, Catherine Souder, Elizabeth Souders. Most of the children I find in Guernsey County Ohio. I am interested in finding information about Jacob Souders or Sowders and Mary Hameton. This is my brick wall. Thanks

Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 10 August 2002

Having trouble finding 2 death certificates
1 - George Heil born and died 8-29-1931
2 - Nancy Jane Heil born 11-22-1933 & died 5-1934
They lived and died in Phila Pa in the Kensington section of the city. Family belong to Visitation BVM Church. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Also researching surnames of Crowley, Cranston, Ewald, Malandra, Mirra, any info please e mail.

Surnames: BOOKER
Researcher: Kia
Date Posted: 7 August 2002

I am searching for descendants of my great grandfather, Frank Booker of Cumberland Cty, VA. Frank was Powhatan Indian. It's believed that his wife was Margaret Berkley Booker, an African American. They had 9 kids. Bulle Booker was one of the children. Robert, my grandfather was another but I don't any of the others by name. Robert was born in 1874 and died after all of his siblings, around 1963. I don't know the name of his first wife but his second wife was Beatrice Radcliffe Booker.. Robert was the youngest child. Robert lived in Philly, PA. Please e-mail me if you know more.

Surnames: HERRMANN
Researcher: H. Herrmann
Date Posted: 7 August 2002

I am looking for information on my grandfather´s brother and his descendants. He emmigrated from Baden Germany to Philadelphia. I found him and his family listed in the 1900 census as follows:

PHILIPP HERRMANN; born July 12, 1854 in Muenzesheim, Baden, Germany
Wife: DORA HERRMANN; born August 1855 in Germany
5 Children born in Philadelphia:
PHILIP HERRMANN; born Feb. 1884 ( he became an attorney at law as far as I know )
GEORGE HERRMANN; born Nov. 1888
LOUISA HERRMANN; born Sept. 1890
DORA HERRMANN; born April 1893
KATIE HERRMANN; born April 1896 ( married Kramer )

Any information which might help to find descendants of this people would be greatly appreciated.

Researcher: H. Herrmann
Date Posted: 7 August 2002

I am looking for information on my grandfather´s sister and her descendants She emmigrated from Baden Germany to Philadelphia. In the 1910 census she and her family appear as follows:
ELIZABETH SCHOENTAG, nee HERRMANN, born May 24, 1852 in Muenzesheim, Baden, Germany
Son: HERMANN PHILIPP SCHOENTAG; born Feb. 2, 1877 in Muenzesheim, Baden, Germany
Daughter: ELIZABETH SCHOENTAG; born August 31, 1879 in Muenzesheim, Baden, Germany
Son: JACOB SCHOENTAG, born March 28, 1874 in Muenzesheim, Baden, Germany.

Jacob Schoentag had five children in the 1910 census listed:
Daughter: HELEN SCHOENTAG; born 1899
Daughter: ELIZABETH SCHOENTAG; born 1901
Daughter: FLORENCE SCHOENTAG, born 1903

Any information which might help to find descendants of this people would be greatly appreciated.

Researcher: Sheila Davidson
Date Posted: 7 August 2002

Does anyone have any information about this cemetery? Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, 18th & Wolf Street, Philadelphia, PA I found some notes in my grandmother's belongings that stated her grandfather, James Clark, was buried there in Lot B-24 Buried: April 06, 1862. If I can locate a contact for this cemetery it may help in finding more family information. Thank you

Surnames: PACE
Researcher: Rich Nichols
Date Posted: 7 August 2002

Would like to make contact with any descendents of the following marriage: Charles C PACE, born 3 Jun, 1878, Philadelphia, PA and married Jeannette EVANS, born 21 Jan, 1883, Philadelphia, PA. They were married in Philadelphia on 15 Apr, 1908. Charles died in the 1960's.

Surnames: NORBURY
Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 27 July 2002

Looking for any and all information on the parents and siblings of my Great Great Grandfather Joseph R. Norbury, born Feb 6, 1817 in Philadelphia, died Apr 27, 1890 in Philadelphia, Interment Leverington Cemetery. He married Mary A. Weidner (daug of Charles and Ann Weidner (nee Derumple) of Chester County, on Apr 5, 1840.They had the following children: Conrad, Charles, Benjamin Franklin, John Wesley and Sallie. Mary died Jun 01, 1912.

Surnames: KASTANEK
Researcher: Gwen
Date Posted: 27 July 2002

My Great Aunt Emilie Kern Kastanek was born in Heinrichsgruen, (Bohemia) Austria on 10/1/1861 to Johann Kern and Anna Schindler Kern and she died in Philadelphia, at the home of her daughter Emilie Kastanek Douglass on: 11/19/1926. I have old photos with studio names on them: HOLTS -1031 Market St. - 48 N. 8th St. Philadelphia and SAWYER -159 N. 8th St. I have an old letter about one of her Douglass granddaughters (Florence) being married, while Mayor Kendrick was in office and he had the streets decorated and at the Hotel Majestic the business men had a wedding cake as big as the dining room table. I wonder what connection there was to Mayor Kendrick, that he would be involved in such an elaborate wedding of a cousin of mine? The name Emilie is repeated through three generations and the name James is repeated twice in the Douglass generation. James T. Douglass, the son of James and Emilie Douglass died in 1965 and I have traced him to the Wackerman Funeral Home. They replied to my letter and now I have contacted two St. Peter's churches in Phila. I am waiting to hear from St. Peter's Clavers, as a mass was read there. Also, I have contacted the New Cathedral Cemetery. James last address was: 1446 N. 4th St. He was born on April 25, 1905. If I am going to find any living relatives I will need the men's names, above all. Emilie Kern Kastanek had two sons and two daughters. Anna Kastanek Seibert and Emilie Kastanek Douglass, but I only know the name of one son. Karl Kastanek Jr. Did he have children? I don't know. There was a grandson by the name of Earl Douglass, who was born circa 1922. He might still be alive in Phila. Can anyone look for him in a Phila. phone book for me? James T. Douglass had a twin sister: Mamie Douglass Rosenheim. She had two sons. Her address was the same as her brother's: 1446 N. 4th St. Phila. Pa. 19122. I was told that she paid his funeral bill. She would be 97, so I don't think that she is still alive.

So, I am hopeful that you can give me some direction in finding my family members. Their obituaries would certainly help sort out the details.

Thank you for any suggestions you might be able to make. Anything would be deeply appreciated.

Surnames: BROWNE
Researcher: Betty Browne Hughes
Date Posted: 27 July 2002

I found an obit for my gr-grandmother in 1891. She died in Philadelphia. Her name was Maria (Mary) Browne. She was probably living with her son George W. Browne at the time. Is there a reliable substitute for the 1890 Philadelphia census?

Researcher: Andrew C. Bragg
Date Posted: 27 July 2002

I am looking for any information on a Nancy Campbell, Campball. I know that she moved to P.A. when she was three yrs. old from Delaware. I found a will from a Nicholas Campbell in Newcastle Delaware that named a Nancy Campbell as his Bro.'s son's child living in or near Philidelphia with her sister Jean and Sally Campbell. The year of the will was 1797. I know that Nancy moved from P.A. to Columbiana Co. Ohio and there married a Nathaniel Mckee his family also from P.A. Any info that you would have would be most appreciated thank you.

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