Philadelphia County, PAGenWeb Project

Old Queries (July 2000 - Dec 2000)

ANDERSON

David L. Anderson.  I am looking for any information on hisparental background. He was born in Philadelphia in 1845, died in at 83 years old in 1928. He was a close friend of John Wanamaker and also worked for him. He was also a director of the Union League in Philadelphia. I am his great grandson and am trying to trace his background. Any information will help.

5 Jul 2000, Ronald W. German, Pargerman@aol.com


SHARP, DALBEY   

My ancestor, Edwin Dewey SHARP, married Myrtle DALBEY, in 1920 in Philadelphia.  They had two children, Isabel and Edwin (aka Buddy).  I would like information on either of the children or their descendants.

4 Jul 2000, Pat Corcoran, pcorcoran@socal.rr.com


STEINKE, DRESCHER

Lokadia or Katherine Steinke 32, married to Johann Drescher 42, one son Leon, 8yrs old on 1910 Philadelphia census living on Orianna St, all Germans emigrated through Canada. Believe sibling relationship to Eda Sawatsky Steinke (died in Delaware in 1930's, age 70's) and Wilhelm Steinke (died in Winnipeg 1920's, age 60's).    Parents were Wilhelm and Flora Kaliss Steinke.

8 Jul 2000, Wendy Black, blackgld@adnc.com 


FLEMING

Seeking information re Raymond C. Fleming, born c 1904; died 1925 in Philadelphia.

7 Jul 2000, James T. Dawson, jtdawson@earthlink.net


CHRISTIANSEN, LUNDEGAARD, HANSEN

Looking for links to Bertha Hansen (b.1851 Denmark, immigrated to NY 1871) and her husbands ____ LUNDEGAARD and August (?) CHRISTIANSEN.  Families settled in Philadelphia in 1870's, residing at "Witte n Venango" in 1890. With Lundegaard, Bertha had 3 children: Johanna, Lawrence, & Theodore.  After Lundegaard died, she remarried to Christiansen and had 3 more children: Amanda, Cornelius, & Elizabeth (my grandmother, b. 1890).  Bertha died in 1925.

07 Jul 2000, Lisa Traylor, ltraylor@home.com


WOLLAVER, APP

Looking for parents of John Wollaver who married Catherine App,1812, at St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church,6th & Race Sts. John, born ca.1791 was a shipwright and resided in Kensington at Bedford & Marlborough Sts. Catherine born ci.1791, died 1847, buried at Odd Fellows, 23rd & Diamond. John, died 1861, buried at Odd Fellows. Had 7 children, 5 baptized at Old Reformed, 4th & Race and last 2 at 1st Pres. Church of Kensington, Girard Ave. 

5 Jul 2000, James Wollaver, jwtopwater@aol.com


BENINGHOVE

I am looking for any information on the Beninghove family who resided in Philadelphia County in 1820.  The 1820 Census shows Catherine and Elizabeth Beninghove but I have been unable to uncover any other information.  I am searching for marriage, birth info, death info, children, sibling, general history, etc.

5 Jul 2000, Randy Beninghove, jrbenjr@aol.com


MCGUIRE     

I am looking for information on a distant cousin, John McGuire came up to Syracuse, NY from his home in Philadelphia to visit my great grandfather. The date was 4-1-1950. He left a couple of pictures...his wife was Anna, youngest daughter was Anna (age 33) also, married to someone named Harry. Oldest daughter was Pat (age 35)?  Someone had a daughter Pat and she was 1 year old.  Someone's address was 3203 F. McMichaels St.Philadelphia 29 PA.  

4 Jul 2000, Anne Ruggeri, MuskratBay@aol.com


WOODSON

Searching for information about wife and children of Raymond Woodson. Raymond was born on 4 August 1892 in Rochester, Beaver County, PA.  He died on 2 January 1953 in Philadelphia PA at which time he was married and living at 627 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA.  He is buried in Beverly National Cemetery in Beverly, NJ.       

2 Jul 2000, Douglas Jones, 103036.354@compuserve.com


BLAKE

In search of family of GEORGE E. BLAKE, especially the descendants of GEORGE A. H. BLAKE, who served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War.  He was born in Philadelphia in early 1800's and, I believe, died there in late 1800's.

12 Jul 2000, Maria B. Brown, momtaye@gateway.net


SAYLOR

Looking for relatives of George W. Saylor and wife, Catherine O'Brien, who lived on Judson Street in Philadelphia in early 1900's. Possibility that his father's name was also George W. Saylor of 2626 Aramingo St. in 1890 who served in the Civil War in th 147th Infantry, Co. A.

9 Jul 2000, Marge Devonshire, zookeeprmom@hotmail.com


HAMILL

I am trying to obtain information about my great grandfather, William HAMILL. He died in Philadelphia in 1899. He was from Donegal, Ireland, and came to the US in 1863. His wife was Mary (Duffy?). Their children were Elizabeth, Mary, Henry (b. Ireland, Jan 1860), Bernard (Barney, b. Ireland, Jan 1`862) and James P. (b. Philadelphia, 15 Dec 1868). At some point before 1890 they lived in Ohio (Massilon?). William owned a saloon somewhere on Cumberland. The 1890 City Directory lists them at 2436 Gaul, so I'd guess the bar would've been fairly close to that.   

11 Jul 2000, Ed Stephan, edwstephan@home.com


PALMER, VARICK, VARECK, WALTON

Looking for PALMER, VARICK (or VARECK), and WALTON.  Male PALMER living in Chester Co. late 1700's, then his son Thomas PALMER b.early 1800's in Philadelphia (?) - served in the BlackHawk war in Ill., died of typhoid fever. Thomas married ? VARICK (of Dutch heritage,they supposedly came over with Wm Penn).  Their daughter of unknown name, follows our line. She had siblings, Washington Palmer, Charles Palmer and Mary Palmer who married ? Mulligan.  All resided in Philadelphia , early to late 1800's. The daughter with unknown name married Thomas Walton of Philadelphia.  They moved to Cincinnati, Ohio and died of cholera in 1849 leaving six children behind. 

10 Jul 2000, Diane Land, CrafDy1954@aol.com


KEATON, YOUNG

I am looking for information on Thomas Keaton b. 1785-Maryland and Rebecca Young b. 1790-Delaware (some records show PA).  Records state they were married in Philadelphia, probably abt 1807.  First child William Thomas b. 21 Mar 1809, Philadelphia, PA.

11 Jul 2000, Sherri Fabert, sfabert@sisna.com


CLUGH, MARTIN

Looking for information on John C. Clugh b 1865 in Shippensburg, PA. Married Sarah Martin b abt 1873. Sarah died 9/6/1923 at her home in Philadelphia from injuries received from a fall at her home three months prior. She was survived by three daughters at home, as well as her husband John. The daughters names were not given.    I have no death date for John, and no burial locations given. Would gladly exchange information with any descendants.

18 Jul 2000,  Stacey Falkner,  staceyfalkner@acsworld.net


BURTON

Aaron B. Burton was a contractor and bridgebuilder who lived in Philadelphia in the 1860's and 1870's. I would like to locate descendants of his family to compare family histories as I believe this man was a brother of my ggrandfather, Henry B. Burton. Henry B. Burton was born about 1814 in England and immigrated to the US sometime before 1857 when his first child was born in Brooklyn, NY.

17 Jul 2000, Jan Jones, jjones@albany.net


PRATT, TARTT, TARIT

I am looking to confirm the marriage of William H. Pratt to Anne Tartt (Tarit)  which occurred in Philadelphia on or around October 8, 1838 by a Rev. John Clark in the  ?? Andrews Church. Can anyone help me or direct me to another source?

17 Jul 2000, Don Pratt, mardontpa@aol.com 


BYRNE, BASS, MOOSEBERGER

I have been trying to find out some info about Edward George Byrne who is my great grandfather.  It's like he never existed.  He came from Ireland sometime before 1896 and married Mary Bass who was from Penn.    They had 3 children, Edward George, 6/23/1895, Robert, 12/15/07 and Frances Eugenia.  Mary died around 1922 and Edward moved in with his daughter at some point after she married John Mooseberger.  He was a postal worker and also a postmaster of either Fox Chase or Upper Darby.  I'm told he died in the early 1950's (before 1956) in Fox Chase.    I would like to try and find out where in Ireland he came from but I need his parents names.  This would probably be in an obituary or naturalization papers but so far I've found nothing.  

15 Jul 2000, B. Bagley, Bbagley41@aol.com


ENGLE, SNYDER, BECKER

My ancestor John Engle b 1803 Bavaria, arrived Phila. about 1830.  Married Margaret Becker 1833 Salem G. Ref. Church.  Children-Charles, Jacob (m.Emma Snyder) John, George, Pennella, Sarah,. John d 1880, his wife Margaret d. 1883.  Both buried Odd Fellows Cem., Phila.  Later re-interred Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge.

7 Jul 2000, Joyce M. Haas, JHaas69989@aol.com


BROWN

Looking for any information on Conrad Brown who lived at 12th & Mellon around 1880's.  He had several daughters.

17 Jul 2000, Jan Perez, jhperez@nj.freei.net


TULLY, KEARNS

Seeking information on Patrick Tully , possibly born in Philadelphia, 1873, lived in New York City, 1900, father of Ambrose Kearns, born March, 1900, New York    City to Patrick Tully and Kate Kearns.

17 Jul 2000, Margaret Warne, muggshar@santel.net


SZEWCZAK, SZEWCZYK, SZEWCZUK, KRULIKOWSKI, KROLIKOWSKA

Joseph Szewczak and Anastasia (Anna) Krolikowska (born around 1887) came to Philadelphia from Poland, probably Warsaw.  They had two sons, Adam and Rudolph (born 1913) and two daughters, Catherine and Hedwig (Ida).  They belonged to St. Laurentius and St. Peter's parishes in Philadelphia and at one time lived at 327 Culbert St. and 1102 N. 4th Street.  They owned a grocery store somewhere in Philadelphia.  I cannot find them in any of the Philadelphia census records.  Joseph died approximately 1941-1942.  Rudolph married my mother, Rosemary Baird around 1942 and they had two sons and a daughter, Joseph born 1943, married to Eileen Gerger of Philadelphia; Rudolph born 1944, married to Lou Anne ? of Lebanon, PA; and Anne Marie (Angie), born 1947, married to Dennis Ellena of Philadelphia and NJ.  We lived on Wakefield Street in Germantown and belonged to St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Catherine Szewczak married William Lawler and had a son, William, approximately 1955.  I know there were many relatives in Philadelphia and Chester, PA area but have lost touch.  Would like information on the Szewczak and Krolikowska background for family genealogical purposes. 

18 Jul 2000, Betty Obst, betty.obst@skycon.com


CAMPBELL, MOSS, BAIRD

Rosemary Campbell came to Philadelphia 1912-1914 from County Armagh, Ireland.  Daughter of Joseph Campbell and Mary Fox; siblings included Sarah Jane, Maryanne, Katherine, Alice, George, Mima and Joseph.  Rosemary lived with her sister, Sarah and her brother-in-law Ed Moss, on Newkirk St.  She later worked for a wealthy family and while they were vacationing in Rhode Island, she met my grandfather, William Marion Baird, US Army, from Campbell Co., TN.  They married probably around 1918.  They lived in PA, TN and KY until they returned to Philadelphia around 1925 at which time they lived in Corpus Christie and St. Columbus parishes.  They had 5 children, Rosemary, William, Mary Elizabeth, Joseph and Theresa.  Rosemary died at the age of 33 around 1929 and the four eldest children were placed in the care of the Catholic Children's Bureau of Philadelphia.  The youngest was raised by an Uncle George Fox and his wife Frances.  Looking for information on Rosemary Campbell, particularly date and place of marriage, date and ship from Ireland.

18 Jul 2000, Betty Obst, betty.obst@skycon.com


OBST, MARTINI, MC CLOSKEY, LAWRENCE, REILLY, SMALLBURGER

Looking for information on Obst ancestors of the Obst family who lived on Tacoma St., in Germantown, Philadelphia in early 1900's to 1990's.  Fred Obst born 1911 in Atlanta, GA to Ferdinand Obst (of NY) and Anna Mc Closkey (of NJ); Fred was married to Theresa Martini around 1930, in Philadelphia.  Fred's siblings included Alfred, Pete (married to Pearl McCurdy and then to Thelma?), Charles (married to Jane Martini), Richard (married to Betty ?) and Mary Anne (married to Smallburger who moved to NJ).  Theresa Obst born 1913 in Philadelphia to Mary Lawrence and Charles Martini; lived in Olney section of Philadelphia.  Her siblings included William, Charles, Margaret, Fan, Lawrence (Bud), Jane and Judy plus several others who died young.  Theresa's grandparents were John Lawrence of Sweden and Jane Reilly of Ireland.  Fred and Theresa had 4 children, all born and raised in Germantown, Jane, Charles, Fred and William.  All belonged to St. Francis of Assisi Parish.

18 Jul 2000, Betty Obst, betty.obst@skycon.com


HORNING

Looking for information on Horning family who owned a brewery in Philadelphia, probably in the 1930's or 1940's.  Any information on this family or the brewery (which was later sold to Schmidt's brewery) will be appreciated.

18 Jul 2000, Betty S. Obst, betty.obst@skycon.com


FEELY, TEES

Looking for information on FRANK FERDINAND FEELY married to ANN FRANCES TEES.  Both are buried at Hillside Cemetery in Roslyn, PA. He died in 1943 and she died in 1956.

17 Jul 2000, Ann Huggins Feely, Perfectduck1@aol.com


TEES

Abigail Tees, born 1827 died 12/13/07 buried in Hillside Cemetery in Rosyln, PA.  Trying to locate her husband's name as well as her maiden name. Also Charles Tees, what was his wife's name and his children, he was born 1859 and is buried at Hillside Cemetary in Rosyln, PA. 

17 Jul 2000, Ann Huggins Feely, PerfectDuck1@aol.com


HOLME, MORGAN

I am looking for names and dates of descendants of John Holme 1706-1775 and wife Jane Morgan 1710-1795 of Philadelphia.  There children were Abel, Martha, Enoch, Hannah, John, Priscilla, and Thomas.  I am looking for spouses and offspring of these 7 children. 

17 Jul 2000, Karen Kotlarchik, kkotlar@exnet.net


WINNEMORE

Jacob Winnemore, born August 1862 in PA, and his wife Annie, born August 1860 in Ireland, were living in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, in 1920.    Their children were Granville, Joseph and Walter.  Trying to trace ancestors and descendents of the family.

16 Jul 2000, Kathie Groll, Kagrag@worldnet.att.net


WINNEMORE

Jacob M. Winnemore, born December 1846, Philadelphia and his wife Hannah, born January 1847, were living in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County in 1910.    Their children were Mary, Jessie, Eva and Jacob.  I'm trying to trace descendents and ancestors of Jacob and Hannah and their children.

16 Jul 2000, Kathie Groll, Kagrag@worldnet.att.net


DAWSON, DUHADWAY

Dawson, Robert m. Mary Duhadway, son James (5/28/1831) m Rebecca (?) about 1851.  Rebecca died 1894, James remarried 1895 Henrietta (?).  James died 1907.

16 Jul 2000, Linda Eichhorn Burke, lindaburke@optelnow.net


MCCLOSKEY

My ancestor was Michael J. McCloskey who lived at 1347 Palethorp Street in May of 1896.  He was a policeman and was married to Emma A. (Murray?). One of  their children was Charles Edward.

15 Jul 2000, Lola McCloskey, allola@aol.com


ROSS, GRISCOM, RASER, FENTON

My gggrandmother,Elizabeth Ross Raser Fenton,is said to be a cousin of Betsy Ross, nee, Elizabeth Griscom.  Am looking for verification.

14 Jul 2000, Tom Jones, JUDGETOJ@aol.com


KALCK, GLENSER, WOOD, BERNER, CLARK

Seeking info on Nicholas A. Kalck and\or his parents. What little I know about him\them was secured from Nicks OHIO marriage license when he became my grandmother's 3rd husband. Pertinent details from license include: Mother Emily Glenser; Father Albert C. Kalck; Occupation: accountant; age shown on marriage application was 56 making birth year about 1877. His place of birth is stated as Philadelphia, PA.      Wife's name by 3 marriages was: (#1) Minnie Eleanor Wood Berner; (#2) Minnie Eleanor Wood Clark (aka as Hermine Clark); and (#3) Hermine Kalck. Lived in Cleveland OH while married from date of marriage, 09-23-1933 to 10-30-1941, date Hermine died.  Nicholas may have moved to Willoughby, OH after Hermine's death.  Posted to OHIO sites; because of Philly connection\birthplace, posting to your site also. 

14 Jul 2000, John Beck, mlvg@aol.com 


DIXON, DIAMOND, MAGUIRE

My ancestor James DIXON  was running a shipping business from Philadelphia in 1855. He emigrated from Co. Wexford, Ireland in 1848 with his brother John DIXON spending about 2 years on the West coast. While in Philadelphia he was stricken with "bilious fever" and small pox (1855) and was helped out by Mrs. "MAGUIRE" (perhaps spelled McGuire) and her sister,  Mrs. DIAMOND (possibly a relation by marriage).. He was also working out of New York.   He probably arrived in Philadelpha after 1850 and he left in late 1855.  Mrs. DIAMOND was still living in Philadelphia in 1882.

14 Jul 2000, Chris Zayas, billcz@attglobal.net


DORSEY

I am looking for the maiden name of the wife of Benedict Dorsey, Jr., a Quaker merchant in Philadelphia c. 1795.  Her first name may be Peggy.

13 Jul 2000,Diane Wenger, dwenger@desupernet.net


SINCLAIR

Searching for marriage for Nettie SINCLAIR, dau of Wilson and Annetta/Antonette GRIFFIN DENBEIGH SINCLAIR, b Sept 1887 CO and in Bristol, Philadelphia Co PA ca 1910.  Photo of her taken there is in cardboard frame embossed with "Shafers Bristol PA."  According to her mother's obit in 1914, Nettie was living at that time.  She was probably living with other SINCLAIR relatives for at least part of the time 1908-1910; Wilson SINCLAIR was b Philadelphia area 1847.  Have photos and other family member info to exchange, including all 7 half-siblings.

15 Jul 2000, Nancie L. Willey, rewilley@localaccess.com


SPOHN, SHINDEL, SHINDLE, CASWELL, PETERS, MULLIGAN, LANCASTER, HOOVER

My Great grandmother was Rachel C. Shindel Spohn. She lived with her son William G. Spohn when she died in Baltimore. Her parents were Jeremiah and Annie Baxter Shindel. She was the widow of Charles F. Spohn. Her other children were Catherine,wife of David Chambers of Dover,Pa. Anna, wife of Norman Caswell, Columbia. Elsie, wife of Harry K. Peters, Lancaster. Richard E., Lancaster. Laura, wife of Milton Mulligan, Harrisburg. Charles F., Lancaster. and William with whom she had lived, in Baltimore, Maryland. Her sisters and brothers were Mrs. Amos Hoover ,Lancaster; George Shindel, Conestoga, Pa. and Oliver Shindel, West Chester, Pa. She was born Dec. 8,1876, and was 82 when she died, so she died abt. 1958. Any information would be appreciated. I am looking for any further information on her father and his ancestors.

12 Jul 2000, Donna Gordner, jagordner@losch.net


NATHANS, YESLEVITZ, YOSELEVICH

My grandfather, Frank, used all three last names during his life.  He was born in Phil. about 1895 to Jewish immigrants from Russia, Benjamin and Bessie.  His older brother was Nathan (yes, Nathan Nathans), and younger brothers were Morris (aka Shea aka Moshe) and Irving (aka Isidore). There were other siblings, up to 5.  Frank married first Sadie, whose parents lived in NY, and had Dorothy, and a son whose name I don't know. Then about 1932 he married Agnes, also from Phil., and had my mother Conne, known as 'Honey'. Any connections?

20 Jul 2000, Diane Schwertfeger, dswchwer@jeffco.k12.co.us


PERCIVAL, ACHUFF, MADDEN

I am searching for resources/information/news articles/pictures on following ancestors:  George Jones Percival, Inventor/Chemist/Civil War Surgeon on Monitor and friend/colleague of Thomas Edison. His son George, II was civil engineer on Ridge Ave loop sections of Broad St Subway system.  Also, Isaac Achuff, old Stetson Hat Factory/American Stores (born 1839) and Lewis R. Achuff (born circa 1813 in Phila) stone masons for bridges/structures built in Fairmont Park. Also, Thomas John Madden, ironworker at old Adams Foundry near Girard Ave who hauled William Penn's hat to City Hall by horse carriage.

23 Jul 2000, Douglas Achuff, achuff@bellatlantic.net


SCHRADER, SCHRODER, KEPNER

My ancestor Elizabeth Schrader b. 24 Jul 1810 in Philadelphia and d. 29 Jan 1892 in Millersburg, Pa. She m. Isaac Kepner. Who are her parents?

24 Jul 2000, Richard Kemp, bylinektwo@snowhill.com


BURTON

I'm searching for brothers William and Gideon Buton who lived in Philadelphia ca.1850.  William was married to Susan and 8 children.  Gideon was the rector at St. Peters.  Ring any bells?

24 Jul 2000, Andy O'Neil, aconeil@aol.com


EATON

Seeking information regarding Thomas F. Eaton, born approximately 1808, England, settled Philadelphia and married ???.  Had 2 sons, Thomas H. and William Negley Eaton.  My gr.grandfather was William N. Eaton who relocated to Va. during Civil War and settled there until his death.  Brother Thomas H. Eaton attended his funeral 1902 and local newspaper stated he was from Phoenixville, Pa.  Thomas H. was born 1837(Phila) and married to Margaret N. approx 1866.  William N. was born 1839 (Phila) and died Portsmouth, Va. 1902.

2 Jul 2000, Bertie Winn Campbell, bertie@pinn.net


BAIRD, CAMPBELL

Rosemary Anne Campbell came to Philadelphia, PA 1912-1914 from County Armagh, Ireland.  Lived with her sister Sarah Campbell who later married Ed Moss who worked at the Frankford Arsenal; lived on Newkirk St. Rosemary worked for a wealthy family and while they were vacationing in Rhode Island, she met my grandfather, William Marion Baird, who was in the Army and stationed in Rhode Island.  He was born in Campbell Co., TN.  They married and had five children in PA, TN and KY.  They returned to Philadelphia around 1925 and lived in Corpus Christie and St. Columbus parishes.    Rosemary died in 1929 and the four eldest children, Rosemary, William, Mary Elizabeth and Joseph, were placed with the Catholic Children's Bureau of Philadelphia.  The youngest child, Theresa, was taken in by an Uncle, George Fox and his wife Frances.  Interested in any information, especially marriage date and place, name of ship from Ireland and date, place of burial for Rosemary.

18 Jul 2000, Betty Obst, Betty.Obst@skycon.com


DILLON, FAY, MCCORMICK

I am searching for any connections/info  on my GF Henry Dillon, b. April 17 1869 and GM Bridget Emma Fay nee McCormick, b. April 15 1867.  They lived in Kensington at 1809 E. Sargeant St.  Bridget had a daughter from previous marriage Elizabeth Fay born 1898.  They had 2 sons together, James Edward in 1907 & Michael Thomas in 1909. Henry was a carpenter/cabinet maker who worked at Kensington & Sergeant Sts. at the PTC Car Barn, he also at one time owned his own contracting business.

19 Jul 2000, Bud Dillon, Postit10@webtv.net


ZIMMERMAN, MACKESIN

Am looking for information on a Johan Peter Zimmerman aka Peter that arrived in Philadelphia on the Patience in 1749. Believe he moved to Montgomery Co and married in 1755 to Anna Maria Mackesin.

23 Jul 2000, G. W. Zimmerman, GZimme2903@aol.com


HOWEY, HOWIE

Searching for information on Rev. Alexander Howie who arrived in Philadelphia in 1730-31. He is listed in Gerald Fothergil's "A List of Emigrant Ministers to America, 1790-1811." London. Stock, 1904. Would like any information on Rev. Howie. 

25 Jul 2000, Barbara Howey Parks, BParks1936@aol.com


SMITH, PRESTON

My ancestors Jacob Smith and Mary Preston were married in the Old Swedes Church in Philadelphia Jan. 25, 1784.  Jacob Smith was a tailor in Germantown in 1811-1813, but removed from there to Philadelphia, where he is listed as living at 278 So. 4th Street.  Jacob and his wife Mary had three known children:  William Henry, Jacob Preston, and Sarah.  William Henry Smith, my ancestor moved to Tompkins Co., NY;  Jacob Preston Smith was a printer in Philadelphia, and Sarah married William Williams and remained in Philadelphia.  I am trying to find the ancestors of Jacob Smith, who died Oct. 3, 1827, and his wife Mary Preston Smith, who died Nov. 7, 1837.

27 Jul 2000, Laurel F. Dearborn, terrylau@flash.net


GILL

I am trying to trace the descendants of John Gill, born in York, England in 1753 and a cordwainer or shoemaker. He "many years ago went to Philadelphia in North America and is supposed to be dead" according to the will of  his mother Frances Gill, dated 1800. His wife may have been called Frances. 

12 Aug 2000, Andrew Gill, the.gills@virgin.net


HOFFMAN, BELLAME

Looking for Benjamin Hoffman's death certificate.  He was born about 1819 in PA. He died April 15 or 18, 1890 in Philadelphia.  Was married to Mary Bellame.

30 Jul 2000,Christine W. Taylor, ChrWTaylor@aol.com


SAILOR, HOLLOWAY

Peter Thomas Sailor, b.1741 in Philadelpha. d. in Va. married Mary Holloway in 1764. Seeking any information about Peter Thomas Sailors' parents. Any Sailor information would be welcome. 

2 Aug 2000, Beth Rasmussen, beth@bwoodtx.com


STEMPFLE

Researching Lewis Stempfle who was working as a Barber in the City of Philadelphia according to the 1890 City Directory.  Hoping to find any information on him.

3 Aug 2000, Peggy Stempfly, peggys@iserv.net


WIBLE 

Interested in any Wible that lived in Philadelphia after 1800.  Several variant spellings.  Some or most of the family came from New Jersey.

25 Jul 2000, Roberta Daymon, rdmd@mindspring.com


ALLEN, BURNS

I'm interested in any information on the William ALLEN family.  My father, William Henry, was born in 1897 to William Henry ALLEN (b. Feb 1857) and Mary BURNS (b. 1862, d. 1929).  According to Census records he was the only child that survived of 5 children born to Mary.  He had several aunts and uncles. His grandfather was William S.(Samual?) ALLEN born possibly in February of 1827 in Pennsylvania.  Willaim S. was married to Elizabeth and they had six children listed in the 1880 census; William H. (b. 1856), Elizabeth (b. 1857), Theodore (b. 1860), Charles S. (b. 1862), Clara F. (b. 1865) and George D. (b. 1869). The father of William S. was born in New Jersey. Elizabeth was born in 1838 in Pennsylvania and her father was born in Virginia while her mother was born in Massachusetts.  

27 Jul 2000, Mike Allen, mallen@aero.org


DEWEES

I am looking for information confirming the dates or any other information for Samuel DeWees of Phil, son of Cornelius, grandson of Gerrit and Sytie. I would also appreciate any information about Samuel's son John & family, as well as John's son John Jacob & family.

31 Jul 2000, Kyle Hassler, khassler@pmsoldier.belvoir.army.mil


MULLEN, OMULLAN, MCNULTY, MCANULTY, DELESS, KANE, ENRIGHT

Henry Mullen, AKA Bernard Mullen b. Co Derry, Ireland, d. Phila 6 Jul 1883, age given variously 52 or 63.  Buried at New Cathedral Cemetery.  Susan McNulty buried in same grave 28 May 189, age 43, possibly Henry's sister.  Bernard O'Mullen d. 11 Mar 1900, buried at Holy Cross Cemetery.  His wife Mary died 9 Apr 1915, address 1812 S. Front St.  They had a bar, several houses, two daughters: Susan m. Anthony E. DeLess, Jr. and Alice m. a Kane.  In a grave associated with the family are John McAnulty died before or around 1901, age 48, and Thomas Enright buried 10 Sep, age 21, and John Enright buried 12 Aug 1942, age 78.  I am seeking more info about these people.

3 Aug 2000, Dan Mullan, danmullan@eircom.net   


JOHNSTON

Mary Ann JOHNSTON died 18 January 1854 and was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Philadelphia. Is there a published list of this cemetery's transcriptions anywhere? Were all those interred removed to Lawnview and  Mount Peace? Does anyone have lists of those cemeteries? I would be glad to share information on this family with anyone interested in this family.

4 Aug 2000, Patrice Thompson, ourpahome@aol.com


DORLAND, WOGGELUM, MIERS

Abraham and Blandina Dorland/Durling lived in Oxford Twp, Philadelphia Co prior to 1785.  He served as a Pvt in the 9th Regiment and is referred to in the Minutes of the Provincal Council, Phila Ap 16, 1785, Col Rec XIV. 408. Children were: William, Armintha, George, Mercy and Ann.    They were probably from the Bucks Co Area and prior to that Staten Island.  His father was Jan Dorland son of Lambert Janse Dorland. Abraham was born in Staten Island in 1725 and died in Philadelphia in 1785.  I am trying to determine where Oxford Twp is today.  Also was his's wife's surname Woggelum.  Am interested in any information on this family. There was also an Abraham Woglom who married Catharine Miers 18 April 1799 in Philadelphia and wonder if this might be Blandina's brother. 

4 Aug 2000, Judy Cassidy, Jamescassidy22@cs.com


SCHULZE, HEIM, KAPPLER

Am searching for information on the families of Louis Schulze; Augustus, Sebastion, and Michael Heim, and Charles Kappler all of the Bridesburg Section of Philadelphia, PA.  Louis Schulze lived at 4642 E. Thompson Street.  He arrived in the Philadelphia are prior to 1900 and married Mary Anna Heim Nov. 17, 1908 at All Saints Church or St. Dominic's in Bridesburg.  He and his wife are buried in this cemetery. 

4 Aug 2000, Judy Cassidy, Jamescassidy22@cs.com


WOGGELUM, WOGLEM, SIMONSEN, BENNET, DORLAND

Trying to identify Blandina, the wife of John Dorland's son Abraham.    John Dorland was from Staten Island NY, moving to Bucks Co PA and the the Abington section of todays Montgomery Co, but at that time Philadelphia County.  Abraham was born in 1725 and married Blandina in 1754.  He died in 1785.  Was she the daughter of Jan Woglom III and Sarah Bennet. Her aunt, sister of Jan, was also a Blandina Woglom, who married Simon Simonsen whose 1731 will was of Abington, Philadelphia County, PA.    The trustee was Benjamin Corson, and a witness was John Dorland. 

4 Aug 2000, Judy Cassidy, Jamescassidy22@cs.com


NATHANS, YESLEVITZ, YOSELEVICH, CHALETSKY

Grandfather was Frank Yeslevitz, born c1895 in Phil. to Bentsion Yoselevich and his wife Rifka-Pesya Chaletsky, both from Ukraine. Older brothers were Nathan and Morris (aka Shea), and younger brother was Irving. Nathan became Nathan Nathans, married Kate, and had Bernard, David, and Ruth. Bernard had 3 boys, David had 2 girls, and Ruth had 3 girls.  Morris and Irving married but I do not know of any children. Frank married first Sadie, whose parents lived Lower East Side NY. They had Dorothy, and a son whose name I do not know. Dorothy maybe was born about 1914, and married young, about 1931.    Sadie died at a young age, and Frank remarried Agnes about 1931. They had only one daughter, Constance. Frank died Sep 21, 1946, maybe in New Jersey, and was buried in Phil. Most of the family lived in Phil. and it's areas until at least the late 1940's. Wanting a connection.

5 Aug 2000, David Schwertfeger, dschwert@jeffco.k12.co.us


NOZER, NOYER, NOYES

I am trying to get any info on a Samuel Frank Nozer married to Eva Burychka (born 1984 in Poland) in Philadelphia PA between 1914 and 1920 or so.  The family stayed in the Phil area but Samuel must have died around 1920.  They had three kids in Phil. Mary Nozer Bitinas b. 1915, Andrew Charles Nozer b. 1917, and Ann Nozer b. about 1919.  Eva later remarried to last name Kosak but he must have died shortly there after.  She stayed in Phil for many years.  Later she moved to Gloucester (Camden?) NJ where she died in 1961. 

6 Aug 2000, Diane Adrian, oozoid@earthlink.net


FISS

I am seeking information on my great-grandfather, Charles Earle Fiss b. July 3, 1884 in Philadelphia, PA d. May 15, 1969, Washington County, Springdale, AR.    He was married 3 times (1) Sara Fratt (Philadelphia, PA) (2) Nell Irene Galloway (Kansas City, MO) (3) Charline Taylor (Springdale, AR).  He was the son of Charles Patterson Fiss and Hettie Longfellow Close.  I am seeking information on any siblings Charles may have had.  I am also in need of information pertaining to his parents. 

6 Aug 2000, Julie Bahr-Kostelac, jbahr_kostelac@hotmail.com


QUAY, GABELL, LOCKE, MURPHY

I am pursuant of information concerning the following people who lived in Philadelphia from c1900-1960: Charles Quay, William Quay, George and Claire Gabell, Charles and Ida (Quay) Locke, Katherine (Quay) and Michael Murphy.   From what I've been able to research, they moved often throughout Philadelphia and eventually settled in Philadelphia County near Bala Cynwood. 

6 Aug 2000, Charles Ott, Cotter39@aol.com


WALKER     

Searching for information on Ella Walker who resided at 2911 Alter in 1929 and 1930. Would like to correspond with any family members and/or anyone knowing about her. 

6 Aug 2000, Karen Sutter, Kms1936@aol.com


MANYX                 

My grandfather, Michael Manyx, his brother Patrick and a third brother (John???) emigrated from County Clare Ireland to Philadelphia in the 1850's.    Michael and Patrick located in Illinois.   The third brother remained in the east.   There is a Mary Manyx listed on the 1860 Philadelphia Census.  She may have been an aunt.  Michael was born May 1, 1846 and Patrick was born in 1839. I am looking for information or descendants of the third brother and of Mary Manyx.

6 Aug 2000, Mary Manyx Goodson, manyx@adams.net


DONOHUE

Joseph Bernard Donohue.  I am looking for any information on his parental background.  He was born in Philadelphia on 11 November 1915 and died in Trevose, Pennsylvania on 23 November 1975.  He was the youngest of 9 children, I believe were named John, William, Abe, Margaret, Mary, Celestine, Agnus and Emil. 

6 Aug 2000, Janet Ebner, janete3@aol.com


DOMOKOS   

Robert Domokos.   I am his neice and am looking for any information about his military life.  He was born in Philadelphia on 2 October 1915 and died 22 October 1989.  As a young man he lied about his age and joined the Army.  When discharged, he quickly enlisted with the Marines where he spent 30+ years.  His wife was Nadya.  He lived with his wife in Eddystone, they had no children.  He had a sister Mary who moved to Cincinnatti as a teanager and spent the rest of her life there.  His half sisters Helen (married Joseph B. Donohue) and Anna (married James C. Ryan) moved to Trevose and Feasterville not long after they married. 

6 Aug 2000, Janet Ebner, janete3@aol.com


RYAN

JAMES C. RYAN JR.  (middle name Cone)  My uncle was born on 22 October 1907 and died in December 1972.  I believe he might have been born somewhere in Texas, but then lived in Philadelphia where he met Anna Domokos (born and raised in Philadelphia) who became his wife.  After they were married a few years they moved to Feasterville where they lived out their lives.  Anna had a son, John Sullivan from a previous marriage, but James and Anna had no children of their own.    I am looking for information about his family and life.  Growing up he told me some interesting and funny stories about his life (his middle name was cockroach!) so I am not quite sure what to go on.  I have a certificate from the Philadelphia Council of Defense for distinguished civilian service during World War 2. 

6 Aug 2000, Janet Ebner, janete3@aol.com


DAVIS, PRICE

Andrew Davis and Rachel Price were married in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1788.    Does anyone have access to this marriage record to see if it states parents'names or other information?  I would also like to know the names of their children.

6 Aug 2000, Cathy Juujarvi, JuujarviT@aol.com


BREITENBUCHER

A Balthas and Abraham BREITENBUCHER are listed in the 1765 census for Philadelphia City. I know nothing more about them, but BREITENBUCHER is a family name that I am very interested in. I have never done research in Philadelphia or for a date earlier than about 1830.  Any info on these families would be appreciated.

11 Aug 2000, Lynne Schneider, leschnei@zoo.uvm.edu


DAVIS, PRICE

I am trying to find information on Andrew Davis who married Elizabeth Price in 1788.  Does anyone know if this family had children, particularly an Andrew Jr. born in Waxhaw NC and if they later moved to TN? 

11 Aug 2000, Cathy Juujarvi, JuujarviT@aol.com


MASSEY, KIRKPATRICK

John Patterson Massey 1832-1899, Rachel J. Kirkpatrick 1836-1903, Children: Ida, Eugene Arthur, Benjamin Frank, John Patterson Jr., Harry, Murices.  Lived 3232 Lancaster Street in 1880; 104 N. 35th Street in 1900.  They were a rail road family.  Ida was a school teacher and nurse. 

12 Aug 2000, Mark F.Massey Jr., markm@nexs.net


COOK, SERSON

Looking for information on Thomas Henry COOK b.1896 Phildelphia, PA. died  c1934 . He was the son of  Thomas Henry COOK and Fanny SERSON, both from  Ireland. 

13 Aug 2000, Kathleen Cook McNulty, Irishroze41@aol.com


TRUEY, SHARKEY

I am looking for any information about John Truey and his wife, Nancy Sharkey.  They were both born in Ireland, probably in the early 1800's.  Their daughter, Mary T. Truey, was born in Philadelphia, PA on May 12, 1855.  I believe they also had a daughter named Anna.  The family eventually moved to Illinois.

16 Aug 2000, Janelle Hall-Skank, jlhs@mail.com


MOULTON, BAILEY          

I am looking for the background on Ezekiel Moulton.  Believed to be born in Philadelphia ca 1802.  He would have had a son Ezekiel Columbus Moulton.  I believe he was married to Rebecca Ann Bailey. 

8 Aug 2000, Ernie Moulton, Ernie.Moulton@Worldnet.att.net


TILTON, LUM

Seeking information on Richard Tilton.    Married 1st wife abt 1777.  2nd. wife Nancy Lum April 5, 1790.  Have been told they married in Christ Church, Philadelphia.  Any information would be helpful. 

11 Aug 2000, Melissa Hayes,  guymhayes@afo.net


MOROSCO, MORASCO, FORTUNATO

Looking for info. on my grandfather Angelo MoroscoorMorasco  born in Italy came to Philly in the late 1800's. Lived at 529 Rittenhouse St., Germantown. Was married to Maria Rosario Fortunato had a second wife Mary ?.  He had 9 children.   Died in the early 1940's was in his middle 90's.  I'm led to believe he was buried in Holy Sepluchre cemetery. 

13 Aug 2000, Rose Heyer, meme2000@terragon.com


WARDON, WARDEN, WORDEN

Researching for any info on the Wardons etc of Phila.  My 4th ggrandfather Joseph Wardon left Phila in 1800 with his family and removed to Haldimand Cty., Ontario, Canada. He may have returned in the 1820s with or without any of his children. I don't have a wife for him but I do have at least 3 children: Joseph, Michael and William all born in PA 1790s. I read somewhere that there is a Joseph Wardon son of  Joseph buried 24 June 1759 at Christ Church Cemetery. Does anyone have anything on this family? 

15 Aug 2000, Elizabeth Robbins, e.robbins@sympatico.ca


MILESKI

Searching for JOSEPH MILESKI,last known to be living in Philadelphia in 1956.

17 Aug 2000, Bill Phillips, wilphl61@pgh.net                      


HARMAN

I am looking for information on the family of George Harman who is listed in the Philadelphia Co. census in 1790, 1800 and 1810.  One of the George Harman families listed in the 1800 census are listed as free persons of color. 

18 Aug 2000, Robin Scott, yorobin@altavista.net


HIBLER, MORTON

I am looking for a Charlotte Hibler that married an Albert Morton and had two children.

18 Aug 2000, Wenda Hibbler, whibbler@oak.kcsd.k12.pa.us


OBOYLE, CAIRNES, CARNES, KARNS, KAINS

Searching for ancestry/siblings/children of Catherine O'Boyle and John Cairnes/Karns,Kains.  At one time (possibly mid-1940's they lived at 3912 N 13th Street, Philadelphia.  They may have had a son, Joseph, born ca. early 1900s.

18 August 2000, Donna Dobbelaere, dubbs98@gte.net


TRUITT, DEAN

Looking for ancestry, siblings, birth/marriage/death dates and places of John TRUITT, born ca. 1870, possibly Dover, Delaware, and Gertrude DEAN, born ca. 1875, possibly England or Philadelphia.  They married ca. 1900 in Philadelphia and had 2 daughters: Elizabeth TRUITT, born 8 Oct. 1902, Philadelphia, and Gertrude TRUITT, born 26 June 1904, Philadelphia.  John TRUITT may have had 4 sisters and Gertrude DEAN may have had 5 sisters: Martha DEAN x ___Wearers; Rachel/Rae DEAN x ___Haydricks/Hadricks; Bertha DEAN x Charlie Brown; Bessie DEAN; and Lilly DEAN.  John TRUITT probably died ca.1930 in Philadelphia and Gertrude DEAN-TRUITT died ca. 1947 in Philadelphia.

18 August 2000, Donna Dobbelaere, dubbs98@gte.net


TROUP, TRUPE

Samuel Trupe (originally Troup) is listed on the 1900 Pa. census as living in Philadelphia County. I believe that Samuel died in this area sometime before the 1910 census. He was born August, 1836 and his spouse was Eliza, born October 1841 in Pa. Eliza's parents were born in England; their surname unknown. I'm searching for siblings and any information on Samuel and Eliza.  

18 Aug 2000, Elizabeth Trupe, Lilacdusk@aol.com


RANGNOW, HARRISON, PLAYFORD, OSCHMAN

Looking for any connections to the above surnames. RANGNOW comes from a family with thirteen children who came to Philly about 1870. All RANGNOW's in the US are related to this one family & I am writing a book about the RANGNOW clan as my mother was a RANGNOW. My grandfather was Robert Alfred HARRISON who came from England and married my grandmother Agnes PLAYFORD. Her father was William PLAYFORD who is supposed to have had two wives and many children. I need information on any of their descendents. The last is George F. OSCHMAN who was my greatgrandfather. He too had two wives and I need info on the descendents. All lived in Philadelphia. 

18 Aug 2000, Tom Harrison, rangnow-familytree@alltel.net


WELCH, WELSH

I am seeking information about my ancestor William Welch (Welsh).    I have seen references to a Willaim and Susannah Welch in the index for the Founding Families of Philadelphia.  Does anyone know about this family? 

19 Aug 2000, Nancy Welch, plankwel@execpc.com


BROWN, BANKHEAD                                               

Looking for info on Maltier Fitzlow Brown clam and oyster shucker on old Dock St. Phila. turn of the century he had brothers named Lambert and Cooper, later moved to NJ where he married Lillie May Horner. Also Robert Bankhead who married Agnes Knight. Robert was from County Antrim Northern Ireland.  Agnes was from Philadelphia and had a sister Annie Knight.  

20 Aug 2000, John Bankhead, Bank@ozline.net


PABST, HAMM

I am trying to see if anyone in Phildelphia may have some info on 2 brothers that imigrated from Germany: Adam PABST arrived Nov. 8/1752 and John PABST arrived Sept. 28/1753.  I am seeking to find info on thses 2 brothers and their families.  All I know is that Adam PABST married Eva Maria HAMM. According to my records Eva Maria HAMM was born in Philadelphia.

20 Aug 2000, John Poaps, jpoaps@home.com


BAIRMAN

In Feb 1919 Mary M Bairman was living in Philidelphia according to Chester County Documents on the estate of her mother.  She was born March 31, 1865 in Lancaster, PA.  I don't think she ever married.  I do not have access to the City Directory's of that period  nor do I have any information on her after 1919.  I would like to find out when she died and/or what happend to her.     

21 Aug 2000, Tom Allison, TAlliJr@aol.com


ROSENBAUM, HUNTER

Seeking information on my GGGG Grandparents, Charles Casper Rosenbaum of Coblenz, Germany and Christinia Hunter of Holland.  They arrived in Philadelphia and had nine children before settling in Indiana.  I am seeking any information on them, and in particualr one of their sons, John Rosenbaum. 1827-1900.

22 Aug 2000, G. Rosenbaum, GRosenbaum@aol.com


OCONNOR, MCCOOL

I am looking for information on the O'Connor family who made their home in the Philadelphia area. Father was Bart, mother was Catherine (Cassie) McCool.    The last on the family Marian died on 28 May 2000. Would also like a copy of her death notice.

22 Aug 2000,    Madeline Reed,  reed@nb.net


BLOOMER, BROOKS, WILKENSON, HALBERT, WALTON, TOMLINSON, SMITH

In Philadelphia County, Valentine Bloomer and Julianna Brooks were married by Rev. Samuel Beck in 1832. These folk are listed as references on the petition for civil war pension by the widow Julianna: Charles Wilkenson, Nathan Halbert, B.Walton, Mordaci Tomlinson, and Emma Smith. They lived in Philadelphia County also.

22 Aug 2000, Julie Maltby, juliebob@hit.net


FULGINITI, MELCHIORI  

Giovanni Fulginiti from Calabria born 1857. Wife Maria Melchiori. Children Teresa and Joseph. They were born in Town of Montauro, in the province of Catanzaro, in the region of Calabria, Italy. Joseph was a barber and lived in Phila., Pa. area until around 1920/21. He was in the U.S. Navy. Had four children, three girls and one boy. Moved to South America and the son became a doctor. His wife Elsie was living with thier son in the 1977's. Teresa came to the United States with her mother and brother, Joseph. I believed they arrived in the port of NY from Naples in 1899. She and her husband, Paolo Mercurio, and their children moved to Boston, MA about 1914/15 and stayed about 3 years. They then returned to Philadelphia. Suspect that they stayed with or near Paolo's brothers, Domenic and Leo in the Boston area.

23 Aug 2000, Peg Mercurio, pegmerk@dellnet.com


WOLFINGTON

My 2nd great-grandfather, Alexander J. Wolfington, was a carriagesmith who had his own business known as Alexander Wolfington & Sons.  The family business survived and is known as Wolfington Bus Body Co. today.  Alexander allegedly was born in Nova Scotia and moved to Philadelphia after the Civil War.  I am interested in learning what connection, if any, the Wolfington family from the Manayunk area may have been to my great-great grandfather. 

23 Aug 2000, Lorraine Devenney, Chiefjfd@yahoo.com 


RECK, SCHOONOVER

Looking for information on a George Reck.  He supposedly was president of  a Philidelphia College, probably in early 1800's.  He had 2 daughters, Sarah & Rebecca Reck.  Sarah married an Ebenezer Schoonover in Elkins, VA/WV area in 1810.  Rebecca maried Benjamin Schoonover Jr. around 1811, but do not know where., thinking it was this county.

23 Aug 2000, Danyan Collins, dcollins@frognet.net


LEECH, BERRY

My 5x grandparents, Duncan and Jean (Jane?) LEECH lived in Phila., 18th - early 19th c.     Their children were Edward, Daniel, Robert, John (wife  Mary) and Jean (Jane?). They had a granddaughter, Margaret.  Jean m. Peter BERRY 6 May 1796. I  wish to hear from descendants or interested researchers.

26 Aug 2000, Ivan Leech, ScowPete@aol.com 


TASHER, LUTZ, DASHER, SNIDER, JORDAN, BACH, MOORE

I am interested in finding Christian Lutz who is named as the administrator of Peter Tasher/Dasher's estate 1741, Philadelphia County.  I am thinking Christian may have located in Northampton County.  In 1741 he is married to widow of Peter Dasher - Anna Margarette Dasher Lutz (Unknown maiden name).  Christian Snider is also named as admin.  Other names Jordan, Moura, mowrer, Yorty, Moore, Sears, Siers, Ditlow, Fluck, Fluke. 

27 Aug 2000, Janice Dasher, jdasher@dellnet.com


PILLAR, PELLAR, WOOD, BURLEY 

Seek information about any Pillar or Pellar know in Philadelphia County around 1685 to 1750.  This family intermarried with the Wood and Burley families and were Quakers.  Any information would be most appreciated.

27 Aug 2000, Jon K. Holcombe,  holcombe@gisco.net


RILEY, SCHWARTZ

I am looking for information on my Grandfather, Thomas Henry Kessler Schwartz.  Thomas was born abt. 1889 in Philadelphia I believe.  He married Mary Emma Lillian Riley on June 15, 1910.  She went by the name Lillian.  I don't know anything about Thomas' parents, except his Fathers name is supposed to be Thomas also.  Marys' parents were Charles Riley and Mary Ann Maltby, both born in England.  Lillian had a brother Charles Edward Riley and a sister Marion Riley.    Thomas and Lillian had two children, Lillian, born in 1911 and Thomas Kessler, born in 1919. My Grandfather died in 1924.  I am looking for anyone with a connection to my family or who may have come across information that can help.   

27 Aug 2000, Larry Schwartz, LKSchwartz@att.net.


MANYX, MANNIX, MANIX

My grandfather, Michael Manyx, his brother Patrick and    third brother whose name was John, I believe, emigrated to Philadlphia in the 1850's.  Michael and Patrick located in Illinois and John remained in the east.   I am searching for descendants of John Manyx.   Michael was born May 01, 1846 and Patrick was born in 1939.  There is a Mary Manyx listed in the 1860 Philadelphia census.   She was 16, but she may have been an aunt to the 3 brothers.  They came from County Clare, Ireland.

27 Aug 2000, Mary Goodson, manyx@adams.net


GALLAGHER, JENNINGS

I'm looking for information on a Harry J. Gallagher possible birth dates are Aug.2 1879,Aug.13 date of death Nov. 2 1936 he was a Philadelphia police officer. He was also married to Mary E. Gallagher (1st),Sarah A. Jennings (2nd). He lived at 2841 North Street. If anyone has any information please contact me.

29 Aug 2000, Barbara Crowley, Babsie_1863@yahoo.com 


ANDERSON, STDENNIS

Looking for information on Marie Anderson and Robert St. Dennis who were married June 1929 in The Little Church Around the Corner.  A daughter was born to them October 24, 1930 named Gertrude Anderson St. Dennis. Robert Dennis deserted his wife and daughter and Gertrude was put    in Foster Care with Children's Bureau Dec. 13, 1930 and later adopted.  Also would like address of  The Little Church Around the Corner.

30 Aug 2000, J. Dinnel, jdinel@aol.com


FISS, FRATT, GALLOWAY, TAYLOR, CLOSE

I am seeking information on my great-grandfather, Charles Earle Fiss b. July 3, 1884 in Philadelphia, PA d. May 15, 1969, Washington County, Springdale, AR. He was married 3 times (1) Sara Fratt (Philadelphia, PA) (2) Nell Irene Galloway (Kansas City, MO) (3) Charline Taylor (Springdale, AR). He was the son of Charles Patterson Fiss and Hettie Longfellow Close. I don't know if Charles had siblings and I don't have information on his parents. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

2 Sep 2000, Julie Bahr-Kostelac, Jbahr_kostelac@hotmail.com


KOHLER, WOLFE, COPPERFIELD, HEAYN, STUART

Looking for the Kohler family that lived on Van Dyke Street. Walter Kohler married Mary and the children were Winfield Walter born Aug. 23, 1889; Mary; Anna married Sam Stuart; Julius had son Edward and daughter Helen; Ida married Mr. Haerble; and Catherine Kohler.  Winfield Walter Kohler married Mabel Elizabeth Wolfe June 14th? 

2 Sep 2000, Christine Forker,  landcmacbean@earthlink.net


FARQUHAR, FORKER, FORGEERS, FORGER

1785 Petter Fergeers with the 6th Company 2nd Battalion with Lt. Col. James Read of Philadelphia. Is this Read, Reed, or Reid?  Peter Forger in 1793 Militia is in Sussex County NJ.  Need information about the military operations as to what is it and how to find Fergeers in Philadelphia. Where to write or email for more information?  Patrick Farquhar FORKER is in Washington County 1800 over the age of 45 with son John Forker later of Venango.  Need any Philadelphia connections.

2 Sep 2000, Christine Forker,    landcmacbean@earthlink.net


DOUGLASS,  DOUGLAS

Archibald Douglass married an Elizabeth and had a daughter Elizabeth, born 1712 and John, a son, born Dec 28, 1715.  In March 27, 1736 an Archibald Douglas with wife Ann had sons Thomas and John who lived one day.  Who is this DOUGLASS family; is it one in the same with two generations.  Is it Archibald Douglas in Kent County Delaware 1709 witness of Reynear Willliams and on 29 Feb 1727 Yeoman Administer of William Molleston?

2 Sep 2000, Christine Forker, landcmacbean@earhtlink.net


MCDEVITT

My greatgrandmother was Mary Anne Donnelly McDevitt from Co. Tyrone, Ireland.  A widow of James McDevitt,  she came to Philadelphia with her children, some of whom were Mike, Pete, Joseph, Daniel(killed in WW I) and possibly others.  Don't know the date but am guessing 1907-1913.  Address during WWI was 2537 W Harold St., North Philadelphia.  My grandfather was Joseph and after the war he later changed his name to John J. Murphy (don't know why).  Any connections out there?

6 Sep 2000, Pat Murphy Learnard, whiffle@statgate.net


CRANE, BATES

Searching for Josiah N/M Crane and Prudence Bates in Germantown, Phil. Co., PA in the time frame of 1814-1840. They had 6 children born there John William b. 1826, Mary Eliza b. 1830, Henry D. b. 1833, Benjamin b. 1835, Geo. W. b. 1837 and Martin V. b. 1839.

7 Sep 2000, Barbara Crane Shearman, shearbc@worldnet.att.net


DALY, DUCKETT

Thomas A. Daly b.28 May 1871 Philadelphia d. 4 Oct 1948 Philadelphia a poet, author and columnist. Father: John Anthony  Mother: Anne Victoria Duckett  I am looking for any family names of his ancestors on his fathers side, in fact any information.

7 Sept 2000, Ellen Daly MacAlpin, ellend1738@Home.com


THATCHER, STEVENS

I am interested in tracing my Thatcher family roots in Philadelphia. I believe that there were Thatchers living in or around the Torresdale section of Philadelphia in the early 1800's. My G,G, grandmother was married at All Saints Episcopal Church in Torresdale, but the church does not give the name of her mother or father in their records. She married John B. Stevens of Byberry in 1826. 

8 Sep 2000, Norma Stilwell, Gullwing49@aol.com


WILLIAMS, CUNNINGHAM

I am looking for information about my gg grandfather, John Horatio WILLIAMS and my gg grandmother, Margaretta CUNNINGHAM.  They were married some time around 1850 in Philadelphia.  They had three children, Mary Elizabeth, Robert Henry, and another son, supposedly named for his father John H. Williams.  Margaretta WILLIAMS died in childbirth or shortly there after.  And my great grandfather Robert H. WILLIAMS was supposedly raised by an aunt.  John H. WILLIAMS    and two of the children, Mary Elizabeth and Robert H., eventually moved to Texas.  The other son supposedly remained in Pennsylvania.  They belonged to the Episcopal Church.  If anyone has any connection or can point me in the direction to obtain more in formation, I would really appreciate it. 

26 Aug 2000, Carol Crockett, carolc66@home.com


BRALLY, BRAWLEY, BRALLEY 

In the 1720's and 1730's, there are numerous references in the Pennsylvania Gazette of arrivals and departures at the Port of Philadelphia of a brigantine ship named the Pennswood, Captain Thomas Brally, master.  On 5 February 1733 one Thomas Brawley was interred in the burial grounds of Christ Church in Philadelphia and references to Capt. Thomas Brally cease to be published in the Pennsylvania Gazette at this time.  There are numerous other references to persons bearing the name Brally, Brawley, Bralley, etc. in and around Philadelphia up until the 1760's.  In an issue of the Pennsylvania Gazette bearing the date 12 February 1761, there is a reference to one John Bralley, for whom an unclaimed letter was being held at the Philadelphia Post Office.  My ancestor, John Bralley, appears on the Virginia frontier in 1769.  I am extremely interested in learning more about Capt. John Brally and his life in the City of Philadelphia of the 1720's and 1730's, and establishing a connection between these men.  Can anyone reading this direct me to sources for data from this time period, such as muster rolls, city directories, etc.?   

9 Sep 2000, Russ Bralley, vipfit@chartertn.net


GREGG, KELLY

Looking for information on Richard & Mary Gregg, arrived in Phila. from Ireland approx. 1845. Parents of Patrick, James and Jane.  Patrick married Marry Kelly April 15, 1866, Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 48th & Westminister Ave.  They had three children, James, John & Daniel. Daniel d. Aug. 1870, buired with mother Mary, d.Feb. 1871, buried in Catheral Cemetery 48th & Lancaster Ave.

10 Sep 2000, Doll Bryan, Doll Bryan@aol.com


DICLEMENTO, CLEMENTE, CLEMENTS

Looking for relatives of my grandfather, Antonio DiClemento.  His father was Peter and his mother was Anna.  They lived in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia in the early 1900's.  The family name was changed from DiClemento to Clemente and finally to Clements.  Antonio married a woman named Maria who died in 1933 and she is buried in Holy Sepluchere Cemetery.

11 Sept. 2000, Donna Kennedy, elderandelectlady@earthlink.net


GALBLUM

Annie and Joseph Galblum.  I am trying to find where my grandparents are buried.  They lived on Germantown Ave. and I think there were several cemeteries in that area.  I think my Grandmother died in about 1952-54.   My grandfather probably died in the late 20's.  Anyone with information on this family please contact me.

11 Sep 2000, Ann Souza, educate@sisna.com


PEACE 

I am searching for information about my g-grandfather, John PEACE.  He was born in England about 1822-3 and applied for citizenship as a resident of Philadelphia in 1851. On 2 July 1863, he enlisted in the 42nd Infantry Militia as a resident of Berks County.  He had at least two children, John A. and Grace (my grandmother). His disapproval of her marriage led to a break in the family relationship.  My mother remembered hearing about his dying--probably in the 1890s--in Philadelphia. 

15 Sep 2000, Grace M. Seitzer, owlandme@msn.com


BRIGGS, BLAKEY, VANDEGRIFT, STACKHOUSE, WALKER, BUCKMAN

Searching for information on ancestors my GGG Grandparents. Jacob J BRIGGS born October 4, 1804 in Newtown, Bucks County, Pa. His father was John BRIGGS and his mother Mary VANDEGRIFT. His grandparents were John BRIGGS and Letitia BUCKMAN. On Sept 7, 1826, Jacob married Ann Eliza BLAKEY. Ann born March 20, 1802 in Bucks County. Ann's parents were Samuel BLAKEY and Elizibeth STACKHOUSE. Elizibeth's first husband, Mathew WALKER, died in Philadelphia Countyin 1793 of yellow fever. Strong possiblily that the BLAKEY and STACKHOUSE families were Quakers belonging to Middletown Meeting House. Around 1841, Jacob and Ann left Pa and went to Champaign County, Ohio where they lived the rest of their lives. Eight children were born in Buck's County - Samuel Blakey BRIGGS, Mary E, George W, Amanda M, Letitia W, William H, Joseph, and Rachel C. Rosa Elma BRIGGS the only child born in Ohio. Have much on their descendents to share.

16 Sep 2000, Martin Stewart, Bandit@erinet.com


ANDERSON, SUMERVILLE

Would like to hear from any searching these names.

16 Sep 2000, Jean Gilliam, jgilliam@ipa.net


MCNEIL, MCNEAL 

Looking for any information on James Richard McNeil who was born in Philadelphia abt 1870 and died in Portsmouth, Va. in 1922.    His mother was Sarah Batson, of that area, and father was James McNeil.  He was a policeman and insurance salesman.

24 Sep 2000,  Kevin Sanders, urosrgn@home.com


AUGENSTEIN 

My gggrandfather was Joseph Augenstein b 1831. He was born in Germany and possibly immigrated first to Phila., Pa. He was in Owensboro, Daviess Co. Ky when he died. Trying to find a link.

16 Sep 2000, Anna Higgins, texrn1@earthlink.net


TILL

Searching the Family line of George Washington Till, organ builder, piano builder, musicial.  born NYC prior to Civil War, moved to Philadelphia sometime before 1880.  Married Mary (Myers?).  Children include George Washington Jr., Ralph, Harry, Helen, Adelaide, Wilbur, Edwin. 

18 Sep 2000, Faith L. Smith, daylily12@aol.com


MCQUILKIN      

My ancester, William McQuilkin, born about 18l3, was a pewterer in Philadelphia from 1839-1853, with a shop on 200 block of N. Second Street.  He married Mary Ellis.  I am looking for information on his marriage date and possibly his place of birth in Ireland. 

28 Sep 2000, Mary Gaul, Mluag@aol.com


MCGREGOR, SNOW

My ggrandmother Mary McGREGOR, born 1 JUN 1845, Philadelphia, PA married a William SNOW Jr in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Apparently married in 1858 in Cape Breton. Looking for parents and siblings of Mary McGregor. Any information gladly received. Will share what I have which is very little on the McGregor side but lots on the SNOW side.

29 Sep 2000, Donald Snow, snow@ns.sympatico.ca


 

SACKRETTER, SACKRITER, SACKRIDER, SACKRYDER, SOCKRIDER

Any information pertaining to Johann Christian/Martin Sackreiter, landed at Philadelphia in 1731 from the ship Brittania.  Other recently found information shows that a "Doctor Sackreiter" was mentioned in Germantown papers by Henry Melchior Muhlenberg 1773-1774.  Evidence in New Hanover Twp. Tax Records, 1785-1810 show a Christian Sackreiter/Sackryder, Doctor, from 1785-1789. Same person?? I need to make other connections. 

1 Oct 2000, Louise Garcia, weezee@snip.net 


LAFFERTY, LOWER, SHISLER, COX, WILSON, LOUDERBACK

Would like to connect with descendants of the following families from Phila., 1830's to 1900 timeframe of families; Robert & Susannah SHISLER LAFFERTY, Thomas & Sarah COX LOWER, Godfrey & Mary MEYERS SHISLER, John & Sarah & Enoch WILSON, Mathias & Emily & Mary LOUDERBACK, most of these families from "The Neck", S. Phila.

12 Oct 2000, Chris Barnes, poohschris@cs.com


VANSTAN

I'm searching for any information on Tho Van Stan who died in Philadelphia around 1898. He came from Ireland and was I think a sailor. He left behind at least two daughters who are buried in Ballyseedy Churchyard, County Kerry, Ireland.

10 Oct 2000, Vivian McCallum, aumac@es.co.nz


RAPP, ENGARD

I would like to exchange information on the family of Albert RAPP m: Lydia ENGARD, no dates.  In 1944 this family lived on Marston St. in Philadelphia. 

5 Oct 2000, Sue Patrello, sapcar1@tir.com


MCCALLA

Researching MCCALLA family that were in the Philadelphia and Montgomery Co area 1730-1850, including James, Wm, Robert & Johns.

2 Oct 2000, Hal McCawley, hmccawle@ix.netcom.com


SCHULTE, LEE, SHAW, RUMP, HACKETT, RAW, SMITH LEOPOLD, BAGLEY, DAVIS

I am researching the following surnames in Philadelphia SCHULTE, LEE, SHAW, RUMP, HACKETT, RAW, SMITH LEOPOLD, BAGLEY, DAVIS.

1 Oct 2000, Marge Turcotte, mmrhturcotte@aol.com


MOFFIT, ARMSTRONG

Looking for a Robert Moffit who came from Ireland to Philadelphia in 1828 and died there on July 10,1869. His sister Elizabeth married a James Armstrong both died in 1849 within 3 months of each other in the Philadelphia. I have most of the info on their parents and the other 7 siblings who most went to Cedar co. IA. Would like hear from anyone associated with this family.

24 Oct 2000, Robbie Decker, decker@ncn.net


JAMES, MILCHER

James James immigrated to Pennepac, PA from Wales, removed to Newcastle, PA (now DE) in 1703, and removed to SC in November 1735.  His wife was Sara Milcher; their son was Phillip James born 1701.  This is not the James James whose will was filed in 1708.  I will exchange all the information I have on this line.

20 Oct 2000, Betty Storrs, bstorrs1@home.com


DORF, PENWELL, REAVER   

I would like to correspond with anyone with the surnames of Dorf, Penwell and Reaver from the 1700's to 1900's in the Philadelphia, PA area.

20 Oct 2000, Joyce Penwell Althoff, jalthoff@qn.net


AKINS, INGHAM

Seek information about an AKINS family who had a daughter Hester born 2-11-1887 that married a Robert T. INGHAM  1910-1913.

17 Oct 2000, Chris. Barnes, poohschris@cs.com


WAGNER

Seeking information regarding Christian Wagner (b. 1808 Germ) and his wife, Frederica, (b. 1805, Germ.), and their children: Christopher (b. 1827 Germ), William (b. 1832, US), Catherine (US), Joseph (b 1840, US), Charles H. (US), Edward (b. 1841, US), Theodore (b. 1843, US), John F (b. 1848, US).   

16 Oct 2000, William Wagner, Wagbill@aol.com


STOLZ, ASHBRIDGE

I am seeking information on Kate (Catharina) Stolz, b 1848, Berks County, PA, parents Michael and Christiana Stolz, married to Joseph Ashbridge of Philadelphia.  I would like to share information with other descendants of these people.

5 Nov 2000, John E Stolz, jestolz@ptd.net


BRAUN, BORCHERT

Looking for William P. M. BRAUN who was living in Philadelphia in 1910.    He had a servant in the household named Frieda BORCHERT 

4 Nov 2000, Debbie Lewis, DebraLee2@aol.com


GASSINGER, ASHBURN

Searching for the family of an ELIZABETH GASSINGER b. ca. 1920, Philadelphia.  She married JACK ASHBURN ca. 1945.  They had 4 children.    The last one Mary was born in Muncie, Indiana.

2 Nov 2000, Phyllis Leedom, pleedom@and.lib.in.us


SEIDLE, GEIGER

Seeking information on the family of Johann Nicholas Seidel and maria Barbara Geiger B. CA 1719  in New Hanover Twp, Philadelphia Co., PA...especially interested in marriage for their daughter Anna Elizabeth b. 14 Apr 1745 bpt. 19 May 1745 Tappe Lutheran Church. 

1 Nov 2000, Linda B. Meyers, buffy66@mwci.net


BENEDICT, LEWIS

Seeking information on Louisa Benedict who married Uriah Lewis in Philadelphia July 1856; also Lois Benedict Lewis married in Philadelphia abt 1920. Will exchange information with anyone with information on this family.

30 Oct 2000, Shirley Mains, flocone@aol.com


BALLANTYNE,  THOMPSON

Searching for information on son of Elizabeth Thompson Ballantyne, he was born early 1940s in Philadelphia. Named possibly David. Elizabeth was married to Andrew Ballantyne ( undersigned's uncle ) at the time. Family has extensive genealogy to share. 

15 Nov 2000, Bob Ballantyne r.l.ballantyne@att.net


HIRST

Richard Hirst of Philadelphia 1/2 owner of Hirst-Roger Co. located on Allegheny Ave. near Kensington Ave. about 1900.  Member of the Phila. Chamber of Commerce at the beginning of its organization.  One of the original promoters of theKensington Trust Co.    Information on the Carpet company or the person appreciated. 

14 Nov 2000, Barbara Roberts Okes, bgokes@erols.com


GLOECKNER, BURGER, HOFFNER

Anyone searching the family of Casper & Susanna BURGER GLOECKNER who arrived in Phila. 1740? A daughter Maria Magdalena married George HOFFNER in 1772. I expect Maria's birth to be c. 1750's. Looking for GLOECKNER siblings/data.

14 Nov 2000, Chris Barnes, poohschris@cs.com


MCDONALD

My grandfather William MCDONALD  born in Ireland place and date unknown.  Married to Mary MYER, he was a glassblower for the gas co. and lived on Bellgrave, believe he died in 1933.  Children were John William, Frank, Mary, Eugene, Gertrude, possibly more. 

11 Nov 2000, Eileen McDonald Brandli, jebrandli@juno.com 


MCCAUGHEY

I am searching my ancestors.  I have just found out my grand fathers brother Joseph McCaughey, lived and passed away in Philadelphia.    Anyone having  information on his family, parents etc would be greatly appreciated.  I do know he had brothers; my grandfather who was David Matthew and John six brothers altogether. There were sisters but how many is not known.    I have been told the parents were John and Elizabeth McCaughey. They originally came from Ireland around 1886. It is believed Joseph had a son Joseph.

10 Nov 2000, Tina Brownsweiger, tinabrownsweiger@MSN.com 


SCHOETTLE, SCHOETTLER

Trying to find info on gg grandfather John P. Schoettle (or Schoettler) on the Philadelphia City Directories between 1875 and 1879. He had a son born Jan 1880 in Philadelphia.

10 Nov 2000, Harry Schoettle, harrys@telepath.com


BEZOLD, BURKE, GROW

Any information on these Philadelphia families would be appreciated.

16 Nov 2000, Betty Greenwood, egreenw748@worldnet.att.net


PHELAN, McCARTHY, KOWSKI

I'm searching for relatives of  James F. Phelan and his wife Julia Phelan nee McCarthy.  According to the 1920 census, James was born in Ireland in 1882, emigrated to Philadelphia in 1902 and was naturalized in 1906.  Julia, daughter of Charlie McCarthy and Ellen White, was born in Ireland in 1884 and emigrated in 1902.  They married in Philadelphia.  In 1920 they resided at 2743 N. 25th Street.  Prior to this they resided at 2630 N. Myrtlewood.  James and Julia had the following children: Robert-born 1921, died July 22, 1929; James-born February, 1929, died October 21, 1929;    Joseph-born 1911; Madeline-born 1913: Daniel-born after 1920; Lillian C. - born after 1920.  Either Madeline or Lillian married Clement Kowski (I believe it was Clement as he was born in 1921) and resided at 2032 Oakmont Street where Mrs. Kowski still resides.  James F. Phelan died Jan. 21, 1957 and Julia died Sept. 16, 1949.  They are buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. 

17 Nov 2000, Regina Negrycz, GENLGIST@aol.com


STENGEL

Rosina Barbara Stengel born Phila. Aug. 9, 1861 died Phila. Oct. 1899 buried Bridesburg Presbyterian. Confirmed March 25, 1877 St. James German Lutheran 3rd & Columbia Ave. Phila. Married William Theodore Miller Oct. 2, 1884 St. John's German Lutheran 500 Wharton St. Phila. A Frederich Stengel is also listed on Marriage Cert. Had one son Clarence Frank Miller born 1891. Living in Bridesburg at that time. Rosina may have lived 1703 N. Bodine St. and been a twin to Elizabeth & had brother John-Fred & Emanuel sister Amelia. 

17 Nov 2000, Jeff Miller, JEFFDMIL@AOL.COM


HALL, HOLLOWAY, TARR, BAKER

I am searching for the descendants of Hannah Holloway b. 1747 m. Aaron Hall, 2 Apr 1767, Christ Church Philadelphia.  Their children were: John, Absalom, Moses, (b. 12 Feb 1778 d. 17 Nov 1834 Washington Co), Aaron, Thomas, Rachel, Hannah, Leah, Mary Hall.  Moses m. Mary Tarr 06 Sep 1805.  Their children were Charlotte Hall and William Hall, b. 15 Jul 1816 Canonsburgh, Washington, Co.  He m. Catherine Baker,  b. MD. 

19 Nov 2000, Jan Jordan Lokensgard, jjloken@wcta.net


POLLOCK

In 1800 John and Sarah "Sallie" SMITH POLLOCK came to America from Northern Ireland settling in western Pennsylvania.  Two of their adult sons, James and William POLLOCK, had come to the United States before the rest of the family and settled in Philadelphia.  Family tradition says that they died before the rest of the family came to America. It is said that James POLLOCK died during a yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia in the late 1790's.  William was thought to have drowned in the Schuylkill River near Philadelphia in the late 1790's. I'm wondering if there might be any information available concerning the deaths of these two men.  Is anyone aware of lists of the deceased during the yellow fever epidemics at the time? A strange side to all of this are the notes I received from a woman who was researching the Pollock family back in the 1920s.  She believed that William Pollock did not die but married a woman named Mitchie.  When I found this I was dumbfounded and have always wondered how this one person could have had information that conflicted with all the other family data/traditions.

19 Nov 2000, Bill Sowers, wrs@cjnetworks.com 


ROSE, WINNEMORE,  PARSLEY

Looking for information on Emma P. Rose married 4 Aug 1868 in Philadelphia to William Winnemore, Jr. Emma's middle name possibly Parsley.

21 Nov 2000, Bob Ballantyne, r.l.ballantyne@worldnet.att.net


JOHNSON

Looking for descendents of Christian Johnson, lived in Philadelphia early 1900s and brother of my grandfather Landis Ferree Johnson, both born Lancaster County and moved to Philadelphia late 1800s with father William Hamer Johnson and mother Elizabeth Burkey Johnson. 

21 Nov 2000, Bob Ballantyne, r.l.ballantyne@worldnet.att.net


MCMANUS, BALL

Looking for information on John McManus and Laura Ball.  John McManus, b. abt. 1872 in Ireland.  Immigrated to US and married Laura Ball, b. abt 1876 PA(?).  Resided Philadelphia.  John was a tool and die maker.  They had fifteen children some of whom were Agnes, b. 1897, Laura, abt 1901, Annie, abt 1903, Thomas abt 1905, James abt 1907, Sarah (Sally) 1909, Mary, Joseph, John, and Veronica.  All children probably born at home as Philadelphia County has no record of any.

23 Nov 2000, Linda May, mayhem@infowest.com


SCHWEISS

I'm looking for information on Anton Schweiss and his brother Joseph Schweiss (one lived in Conshohocken .. the other in Philadelphia).  Anton was married to Freida Kuehfuhs, they had five children .. Frederick, Joan, Elizabeth, Frances, and Carol Ann. Joseph was married  Tony and Joes parents were Fredrick and Elizabety Schweiss, from the St George, Minnesota area. I am willing to exchange information with anyone related to these individuals.

21 Nov 2000, Dick Schweiss, dick@harbornet.com 


CARLETON

Richard CARLETON married Margaret JONES 5-30-1778  (Vol.II pg. 178--Gen. Society of Pa.)  in Philadelphia. 1st born son James 1779. Who  were  the rest of his siblings?

23 Nov 2000, Patri Carlton, Patri317@aol.com


MURRAY

My great-grandfather, Dr. Bernard J. Murray, was a physician/druggist who had a practice in the Germantown section of Phila. from 1883-1933.  He was the father of 11 children and the husband of Elizabeth MCMAHON Murray.  If you are descended from this family, I would be happy to hear from you.

24 Nov 2000, J. F. Devenney, JFDevenney@cs.com


FARRINGTON

I am searching for information on Dr. John Follett FARRINGTON who may have attended The University of Philadelphia Medical School in Philadelphia County, PA     Is it possible to access a list of early medical students and graduates circa 1830?  Any info appreciated.

24 Nov 2000, Paul Fitch, Paulsallystudio@aol.com


OCONNELL, CURRAN

Michael OCONNELL m Mary CURRAN in Philidelphia circa 1867 or so. They lived at 1701 Titan Street. They had at least one son, William Henry Oconnell, who became a Christian Brother circa 1894. They may have had other children called Margaret M and Maurice T. Michael was a seaman who served in the US Navy on the USS Potomac at Philidelphia. He was discharged from the Navy in 1867 and evidently stayed in Philly. From 1894 to around 1920 Mary lived in Philly and is probably buried there. Michael progably died around 1894 or so.

25 Nov 2000, Maura Conry, maura@gvi.net


CUTHBERT, KOCHERSPERGER

John Wilson Cuthbert, b. 1806, in Northern Liberties, Pa. is from a Cuthbert Bible record.  He married Sarah Ann Kochersperger at Gray's Ferry I believe in Passyunk.  John was a teacher in the Phila. school system, we think in 1836's, until 1881 when he died.  John & Sarah had a John, Henry, George, and others, I'm in a hurry.  Are there any relatives left down any of these lines?  I've connected with one cousin but would like to correspond with more so we can stir the pot.  I'm looking for old Cuthbert Bible records if they exist.  Do you know the name of John Wilson Cuthbert's father? 

26 Nov 2000, Shelley Cuthbert, cuthbert@flash.net


HORST, ROMIG, WIEGAND, GROSSHOLZ

My ggf JOHN CONRAD HORST lived in Philadelphia 1889  until he died at age 60 April 1895. His sons were HARRY DIETRICH HORST, JOHN AUGUST HORST,CONRAD HARRY HORST, WILLIAM HORST  and daughters were LILLIAN HORST (married ARTHUR WIEGAND) and IDA HORST (married EDWARD J. DONNELLY). 

28 Nov 2000, Richard Gotchel, gotch2@snip.net


SUMMERS, CONYERS, MEYERS

Andrew SUMMERS (1742 - 1806) and his wife, Hannah CONYERS or MEYERS (1742 - 1819) lived and died in Philadelphia and are buried along with other SUMMERS in St. Peter's Churchyard, just inside the gate on Pine Street in Philadelphia. I have many many of their descendants but nothing on their origins or parents. I would also like to know their relationships with the other SUMMERS buried with them.

28 Nov 2000, Linda Summers Lamirand, llamirand@aol.com


DEAN, STUCK       

Jacob Dean married Charlotte Stuck ca 1855.  There is a Jacob Dean in the 1860 Philadelphia Co. census index, 23rd Ward Philadelphia, Page 769.  I would like to know if this is my Jacob Dean.

28 Nov 2000, Kim Waller, kwaller@frontiernet.net


CUTHBERT, KOCHERSPERGER, WILSON

John Wilson Cuthbert was born in Northern Liberties, Pa. (outside Phila. but later became part of city in 1854) in 1806.  He had a brother, William, born 1809, who also lived in Phila.  John Wilson Cuthbert was a school teacher in the Phila. school system but I don't know what he taught.  I would like to know anything about his bro. William and sisters and also his parents names.    John W. Cuthbert has been our brick wall for over 30 years of research and I'm not going to give up just yet.  I hope anyone who is withholding information feels real guilty because he is my ancestor too!!  I do not want to possess whatever proof you have, just maybe a chance to get a copy so I can join the D.A.R.!  

28 Nov 2000, Shelley J. Cuthbert, cuthbert@flash.net


SWEET

Sweet family.  Searching for John Sweet born 1848.

29 Nov 2000, Christine Forker, landcmacbean@earthlink.net


CARROLL, KEEFE, LYNCH, WALSH

My ggGrandfather Patrick Carroll came to Philadelphia from County Cork, Ireland according to family tradition. City Directory listings for him begin by 1856. He was buried with his two wives and several others in 1899 at Old Cathedral Cemetery. A letter from 1865 mentions cousins named Keefe, Edmund Lynch, David Walsh (who was originally buried at old Cathedral
Cemetery with the Carrolls) and a brother, John who had recently a daughter Mary. The letter was addressed to his brother Coleman. Anyone with a link please contact me. 

30 Nov 2000, Timothy P. Carroll, TimCarroll61@aol.com


MONTRE

We are looking for our family members with the last name Montre. We have found that a Xavier Montre was married in PA and have also found Exavia Montre supposedly listed in the PA census 117-1890.  But that is all we can find. Does anyone know of this man and his family?

1 Dec 2000, Valerie Landon, vlandon55@yahoo.com


HUBER, CALDWELL

Jacob Huber was born in PA about 1797 and Mary Ann Caldwell in 1805 also in PA.  They were married at St Michael's Lutheran Church in Germantown in 1826.    There were 9 children that I know of: Elizabeth, Charlotte P., Sarah, Morgiana R., Jacob G., Margaretta, John Y., Maria L. & Henry.  Jacob was a grocer in the Kensington area all his adult life and died in 1868.  I am looking for any info on Jacob & Mary Ann's siblings or parents. Happy to share what I have.

2 Dec 2000, Tia Sidey, sidey@erols.com  


POWELL

A family story has it that JERUSHA POWELL (b. 1840 +/-  Hempstead, Long Island, NY) was a fortune huntress and con artist.  She evidently went to Philly and entered polite society via family connections (One of the Long Island Powells, you know).  She convinced a young man that she was as wealthy as he was and they married only to discover that she was indeed as wealthy as he was because he was a fortune hunter too!  Well, the story goes that they pooled what little they had and ended up "owning half of Philadelphia."  I'm not 100% sure that Jerusha Powell was the young lady's name so if anyone else has a story similar to this, I'd love to hear from you.

08 Dec 2000, Margaret Malloy, mgt@notnow.com


CORNEL, CORNELL, CONNELL

Does anyone know of a Jan Cornell who went to Dutchess County, New York in the middle of the 18th Century?  For years I have been researching my ancestor, John  Connell, who married Lucretia Wright in Fishkill, New York, 21 Sep. 1755.  I have recently found two sources which suggest that he may really be Jan Cornel of Philadelphia

8 Dec 2000, Jack Peyrouse, jackpeyrouse@home.com


MARTIN, MCKAY, FARRELL                                                           

Peter Martin, married to Mary Farrell, arrived in Philadelphia in 1890. Mary's brother John came with them.  They lived in Manayunk area and had seven sons-James, J,Vincent, Charles, Richard, Thomas, Joseph and Paul. Peter died young and the boys were raised in foster care.       Patrick McKay married Charlotte Durning in Govan, Scotland in the mid 1880s and arrived in Philadelphia soon after.   They had nine or ten children who were raised in foster care when Charlotte died in 1902.Charlotte may have had at least one brother who also came to Philadelphia.  

08 Dec 2000, Edith Craner, pond55frog@aol.com


WEBBER, HUMMEL

I am looking for any information on the following siblings who lived in Philadelphia, PA as of 1936.  They were all born in Schuylkill Co., PA.  I am interested in Harvey O. Webber (b.ABT 1882), Ida L. (Webber) Hummel (b.June 27, 1883), and George W. Webber (b.November 5, 1897).

9 Dec 2000, Gregory Phillips II, gphillips2@address.com


BROMMER, WEBBER

I am looking for information on Albert N. and Laura M. (Webber) Brommer.  Albert was born November 14, 1879 in Schuylkill Co., PA and Laura was born December 26, 1881 in Schuylkill Co., PA.  They were married January 18, 1902 in Schuylkill Co., PA and sometime after 1904 moved to Philadelphia, PA.  Laura died before 1938, but Albert was still living there as of 1946. 

9 Dec 2000, Gregory Phillips II, gphillips2@address.com


ZIMMERMAN, SCHUGART, SHUGART

I'm looking for ancestry of Nathan Zimmerman b abt 1790, married Catherine Schugart 12/27/1812 in Germantown Pa. Son John b 1814 in Phil, son Jacob b 1819 in Fredricksburg Ma, son Jonathan b 1825 ma, daughter Catherine b 1830 in Harrison Co Indiana, son Nathan b 1835 in Ind.

12 Dec 2000, Paul Zimmerman, paulz@ihot.com


THOMAS

Richard THOMAS, 1782-1842. Need obit, burial location, or anything else for this person who died 20 Dec 1842 at Philadelphia, PA. He was a "Ship's Carpenter" in the US Navy from 1812-42 and served aboard both the Constitution and Constellation.

12 Dec 2000, David Hart, hartgenealogy@webtv.net


MCMAHAN

1860 Federal Census has a SIMON MCMAHAN listed for Philadelphia County, PA, 9W, Philadelphia Twp. on page 137.  If anyone has information on Simon, I'd appreciate it if you would please contact me.

16 Dec 2000, Mary McMahon, mcmc@mich.com


MOORE, GLASS

Samuel Moore and wife Margery Glass who emitgrated from County Tyrone, Ireland to Philadelphia, PA in the year 1853. Samuel was born April 1802 and Margery was born Jun 1796. Three years later they moved to Hocking Co, OH.

16 Dec 2000, Kyle M. Condon, Kmarty4@aol.com


BLAKEY, STACKHOUSE, WALKER, BRIGGS

Searching for information on my GGGG Grandparents, Samual BLAKEY and Elizibeth STACKHOUSE. Samuel, probably the son of Joshua BLAKEY and Sarah (maiden name unknown,) was born in Bucks County, Pa on April 20, 1765. Elizibeth STACKHOUSE born April 26, 1772 possibly in Philidelphia County, was the daughter of Benjamin STACKHOUSE and Susannah (maiden name unknown.) Elizibeth first married Mathew WALKER about 1790 and Mathew died on October 18, 1793 in the Philidelphia during the yellow fever epidemic. Sometime after 1793, Elizibeth married Samual. They had a least one daughter, Ann Eliza BLAKEY born March 20, 1802, who married Jacob J. BRIGGS in Bucks County on September 7, 1826. Samual died sometime between 1813 (his father's will) and 1842 when Elizibeth left Bucks County with her daugher for Ohio. Elizibeth died on March 11, 1851 in Miami County, Ohio. Have a substantial amount of information on the descendents of Samaul and Elizibeth to share.

24 Dec 2000, Martin Stewart, Bandit@erinet.com


ANDREWS

I have some photos taken c. 1925-1930 of Ida Rebecca ANDREWS, known as "Becca." She was born about 1905-1910, attended Watts De Peyster (girls) School in NY in the early 1920s, and was a friend of my mother. Becca was from the Oxford Circle area of Philadelphia, PA, married and had a daughter, but I do not know Becca's married name. I would like to send these photos to the family, if I can find them.

25 Dec 2000, Susan Meganzack, meganzack@yahoo.com 


WEBSTER, KESTER

Trying to locate anyone who may be researching the William and Cynthia Dora Kester Webster family from Philadelphia, PA.In the 1890's, William and Cynthia, along with their children, William Jr. and Dora E., were living at 3226 Woodland Ave., West Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.  Would like to locate when Cynthia Kester Webster died. 

26 Dec 2000, David C. Kester, dck516@yahoo.com


FREY

Need info on a John Dietrick and Catherine Frey, they arrived abt.1734. They had land recorded in 1738.  Need any baptism and birth  record for any children they had. In 1740 they had land recorded in Bucks Co. Pa. 

26 Dec 2000, Keith Fry, HKFry3@oal.com


DUTTON, STEELE 

I am looking for information on Joseph L. Dutton resided in Pine Ward in 1860 (from census).  His wife, Susan ?, was listed as born in New Jersey. He had another son, Joseph Lamplier Dutton, Jr., who married Sarah Ann Steele July 1, 1835. They migrated to FL. Sarah Ann was born at Lewistown, Delaware, Jan. 12, 1815.

27 Dec 2000, Caroline Cooper, Lib2947@aol.com


HELMER, HELMORE, HEILMER, HELMERS, ELMORE

I am looking for any information available on parents, siblings of George Helmer (other spellings Helmore, Heilmer) born approximately 1795 in Pennsylvania, possibly in Philadelphia County.

27 Dec 2000, Kenneth Helmer, khelmer@kingwoodcable.com


LYLE

Jacob Lyle born 1799 Dublin Twp. married Elizabeth born 1798 Philadelphia (don't have surname). Children Jacob A. b 1840, Sarah J. b 1832. Also Samuel G. b 1819.

28 Dec 2000, Frances Martos, Takwena@aol.com


KENNEDY

Does anyone familiar with Philadelphia know of a coffin making company owned by a Kennedy family on 7th and Mandering Avenue in Philadelphia, probably in the late 1930' - 1940's?  There was a daughter named Rosemary Kennedy.  Her family owned the business. 

23 Dec 2000, Claudia Schuman,  CSchuman@qwest.net


 MCGLYNN

Searching for information on Joe McGlynn born 1879 in Co Longford,Ireland. He emigrated to Philadelphia before 1901 Irish Census. He married (name unknown) and had two daughters,Helen and Josephine. Believed to have died about 1929/30.    I have a photograph of the family taken in a Schuck studio in Philadelphia probably in the nineteen twenties.I would like to exchange information with his descendants or anyone with information on this family.

31 Dec 2000, Brian Wray, gwray@eircom.net


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