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Mackay  
McCullough  
McGovern  
Mahler Seeking family members of Henry C Mahler and Anna Fleischer Mahler (both originally from Germany). They had 12 children in Philadelphia, in following order: Anna, Louisa, Henry, Otto, Carl, Edna, Albert, Frank, Elmer, Ethel, Joseph, and Florence. I am a descendant of Carl, but I am looking for anyone related to the other 11. Please email me if you are a member of this branch of the Mahlers.
McIlravey/McIlreavy Elizabeth McIlravey bc 1857 Ireland came to Philadelphia c 1880-3. Married 1883 Henry Black.
MacPherson  
Maugel Maugel Family from Philadelphia and the Bucks County Area.
Malovsky  
Marker (my married name)
Martin from County Tyrone, Ireland in 1867
Martin 1720-1820 Wm Martin m. Sarah Fox 1723
Matchner  
Mateer Mary F. Mateer b. January 1869 in Ireland married Elwood R. McQuade in 1888, lived in Philadelphia.
McCall  
McCanney/McCanna/McKinney James and Margaret(Madge McGlinchey)>b. abt 1820s Drumquin, County Tyrone, Ireland>Philadelphia, Pennsylvania abt 1847. Known sons b Ireland Thomas m. Jane Knox in Philadelphia>Morris, MN>died MN and James m. Annie Quinn in Philadelphia>died Phila. buried Old Cathedral.
McCartney  
McClure (Listed as "MClure" in the 1870 Federal Census, Philadelphia County, Ward 26, Dist 84-85), Andrew (Ireland) birth date approx. 1830 employed as: Milk Dealer, married to Elizabeth (Ireland) birth date approx. 1822, Son: William J. (born: 1856)(Apprentice Brick Mason in 1870) Son: Robert E. (born: 1858), Sister: Sarah (born: 1825)(Nurse)
McCormick William b. Ireland abt 1845 (Killybegs, County Donegal-not proven) parents Thomas McCormick and Catherine Holden m. Mary Ann Fitzgerald b DE in 1871 probably in Philadelphia. parents Thomas Fitzgerald and Catherine Mullen both b. Ireland (note: St. Clement's records for that period destroyed by fire.)
McCrystal  
McCullen  
McCunney Brothers Richard and Patrick came here from Ballybofey, County Donegal, Ireland in the 1830s. Richard married Bridget Kearney. Patrick married Ann??
McCurdy  
McDade McDade Surname Page
McElroy Robert, arrived Philly Pa., 1835
McKinley Iím looking for information on William Dickey, born about 1833 in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. He later immigrated to U.S., reportedly as a youth. On 20 October, 1864 he married Eliza McKinley in Philadelphia, PA. He served in the Civil War with the 214th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. In 1865 he joined his brother Thomas in Mercer County, IL. Five years later, in 1870, he moved to Dixon County, Nebraska, and homesteaded near where Elizaís family had settled. Williamís siblings were identified in a letter by a great aunt as follows:
Mary (Dickey) Woodside
Betsy (Dickey) Montgomery
Tom Dickey
Ellen Dickey
Jane (Dickey) Stewart
It was further stated that none of his siblings left Philadelphia except for the brother in Illinois and unfortunately, we have lost contact with all their descendants. Mention was made that the grandmothers were distant cousins named Robinson, from Belfast. Any information on William and/or his family would truly be appreciated.
McKinney  
McCleester/McLeester My great great grandfather was Alexander McCleester. He was born in County Roscommon, Ireland in 1818. He came to America in 1847, and started a type foundry with Thomas Collins. It was known as the Collins-McLeester Foundry. I found a picture of their pin mark on the internet.

For many years the foundry was successful but Mr. Collins decided to withdraw from the firm and Alexander bought him out and continued for a number of years under his own name. He eventually was forced by the American Type Founders Co., which was taking over all the foundries, to sell his plant to them. After that he retired.

Alexander married twice. The first wife was Mary Neal McCleester and they had 8 children. After Mary died he married for the second time and his wife called herself Mrs. MacAllister. He had two sons by her, Alex and Robin. Alexander lived to be 82 years old when he died.

I have several original carbons of letters written by my grandfather, John Edward McLeester, between 1952 and 1953 inquiring of various sources concerning information about his grandparents. Also several original replies to same.

According to letter dated April 27, 1953 from The Hayes Mechanics Home, Alexander was born in Oct 1818, entered there on Feb. 14, 1900, and died there on Feb 9 1904. Census records affirm this, to whit, the 1900 Census: City of Philadelphia, Ward 34, vol.190, ED898, p.15, line 57; enum June 13, Hayes Mechanics Home, West Fairmont Park, total of 60 inmates. (Indexed as McLeaster) McLeester, Alexander, age 82, b Oct. 1818, Ireland, immigrated 1848, Naturalized No, here 52 years, married 20 years.

It is this second wife I am trying to find.

My website contains much information about Alexander and his times. The Pumpkin's Roots Website

McMullen/MacMullen Website
McQuade I have many descendants of Bernard McQuade b. bef. 1795 in Ireland, looking for ancestors. Website
Maupay Daniel Maupay Sr., arriving in PA from Switzerland in 1820 and was a founder of the Phila. Horticultural Society. He was apparently married in Philadelphia to a wife named Ann ??. Daniel Sr. is on the 1850 Phila. census. He had children born between abt. 1824 & 1838, and was living next to his son Samuel. His son Daniel Jr. had moved to New Orleans by 1850.
Medlar  
Meehan  
Mendenhall  
Merrick William H. Merrick was a builder at 1515 Catharine Street in Philadelphia. He died 12/16/1927.
Merritt Starting with George Washington Merritt, born in 1829. He operated a sawmill located at 10th & Norris in Quakerstown (Philadelphia).
Mervin/Merwein/Mehrwein/Merwine/Marewine Philip Mervine lived in Germantown in 1744-45 and then moved to Roxborough around 1749.
Mesz  
Mettinger  
Metz  
Mildenberg (Website)  
Miller  
Mitnick Harry. Believe wife's name was Dora. Immigrated from Russia to Woodbine, NJ. in about 1900. Harry later married again - to Hanna (Anna?) Alexenberg of Woodbine. Harry had 3 children -- Rose, Jacob, Minnie (May), non born in U.S. Minnie (May?) Mitnick married Samuel Casten. All information appreciated.
Montgomery Iím looking for information on William Dickey, born about 1833 in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. He later immigrated to U.S., reportedly as a youth. On 20 October, 1864 he married Eliza McKinley in Philadelphia, PA. He served in the Civil War with the 214th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. In 1865 he joined his brother Thomas in Mercer County, IL. Five years later, in 1870, he moved to Dixon County, Nebraska, and homesteaded near where Elizaís family had settled. Williamís siblings were identified in a letter by a great aunt as follows:
Mary (Dickey) Woodside
Betsy (Dickey) Montgomery
Tom Dickey
Ellen Dickey
Jane (Dickey) Stewart
It was further stated that none of his siblings left Philadelphia except for the brother in Illinois and unfortunately, we have lost contact with all their descendants. Mention was made that the grandmothers were distant cousins named Robinson, from Belfast. Any information on William and/or his family would truly be appreciated.
Moore  
Moorhouse Came from Manchester England in the 1840's, wife's name Mary they were married on 4/30/1833 probably in England.
Morrison Eugene Morrison - affiliated with St Anne's Church around 1937
Morton  
Moylan  
Moylan  
Mulholland (James)Toombridge Magherafelt, Co.Armagh.N.Ireland.....birth date approx. 1860/70
Muder  
Mulholland James, 1908 dob
Mulholland James C. Mulholland b. Jan 28 1827 Co. Armagh, Andrew Mulholland b. May 2, 1830 Co. Armagh, Parents: Daniel Mulholland and Elizabeth (?), Immigrated to Canada abt 1834/1835 Lived in Montreal Quebec until abt. 1848, Moved to Long Lake, Hamilton Co. New York and then to Viola, Olmsted Co., Minnesota
Mulvaney Immigrated from Lancashire, England 1885/87 originally from Ireland
Murphy  
Murphy  
Murray  
Murray/Murry  
Muth Chas A HAESE/HASSE, b 1844-Berlin, PRU m Emma E MUTH, b 1852-Bremen. In Philadelphia late-1870s to mid-1880s.
Muthard  
Myers William O. MYERS, born abt 1848 in Bucks Co, wife Atillia (Tillie) HOFF b Oct 1856. In 1880 census family was in Bedminster Township, Bucks Co. By 1895 family was living in Philadelphia. Children include: John H - born Feb 1873, Elizabeth "Lizzie" - born 1 Oct 1875, Verda Louise - born 21 Sep 1977 (married John Bradley), Hannah - born 1 March 1882, (married Wm H Fulmer), Matilda - born Sep 1887 (married ? Prendergast), Oscar (George) - born May 1890, Allen, and Laura.
Nevegold  
Newbury The 1900 census lists Henry D. Newbury b. Aug 1840 CT, occupation machinist, and his wife Josephine b. Oct 1854 PA living in Philadelphia. Great grandfather Henry left CT when his 1st wife died and the family never heard from him again. Until the 1900 census was released, where he ended up was a family mystery.
Newman Anna Gertrude Wentz Newman born in Philadelphia PA, 03/10/1870.
Nicastro  
Nicholson Culbert Nicholson was in Philadelphia PA in 1735; married Jennet Candor 1735; shows up in 1750 tax rolls near a MCNICKLE family. Moved to Mecklenburg NC by 1767.
Nixon  
Nolley I am looking for any information on a Winnie Nolley, born in 1897 in Rock Store, Brunswick Co, VA. He was registered in the army in 1917 and there is no information on him since that time. His residence around 1917 was in Philadelphia, Pa. He also was stationed at Fort Meade, MD around 1918. His wife Cecilia died in 1919 in Baltimore, Md , I believe in the Spanish Flu epidemic. She is buried in Chester, PA.
Ohl  
Oliver
head: Edward William Oliver (3/9/1909 Indianapolis, IN)
wife: Julia Wilk (1/1/1904 Philadelphia, PA)
son: Edward Robert Oliver (10/21/1929, Philadelphia, PA)
 
They both worked at the Hosiery Mill from around 1927 - 1932. Then the family relocated to Indianapolis, IN.
 
I'm still looking up her relatives in PA and NY. Her mother moved to Brooklyn, NY.

(also see Wilk below)

Parco/Porco  
Patch  
Pearce
Hollingsworth Pearce, b. 9/6/1878 St. Mary's, Fulham, Middlesex, England d. 8/5/1936
Married:  Amy Lawrence Smith on 1/11/1904
Their children: Sydney Hollingsworth Pearce
b. 5/11/1907 Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania
d. 11/29/1991 Villa Rancho Bernardo, San Diego Co., California
 
Elizabeth Wadsworth Pearce
Amy Morgan Pearce
George Morgan Pearce
 
Looking for any information on this line. Also, Hollingsworth had a brother who came to Philadelphia with him. His name was Frederick Noel Pearce b. 11/3/1879 in St. Mary's, Fulham, Middlesex, England. Frederick married Grace Tylden Cutler. Grace was born in Philadelphia. Their child: Alice Louise Pearce b. 7/1/1905 Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania
Peel - Westfield http://home.earthlink.net/~tracemyline/
Pennell  
Peoples  
Perlmutter  
Peskan Vasilis and Catherine Peskan lived in East Plumstead (draft card) and in Philadelphia (1920 census).  Look for any additional info.
Pfeffer (Website)  
Phethean From Lancashire, England about 1891/92
Phy From Germany, possibly Alsace, France
Piccicuto Italy/Sicily
Pilling Thoms b. Middleton, England abt. 1839 parents John and Betty Pilling. m. Mary Ann Force b PA abt 1846 parents John and Elizabeth Force both b PA.
Poinier/Poiner/Penoyer Lewis, born July 12, 1804 in Milton, Saratoga Co., NY, died December 13, 1836 in Philadelphia. He married Catharine Gordon (1804-1892) in Albany NY in 1827. Their children were: Anna E.(who married John Clark Thompson);James; Margaret Gordon (who married Amos Knight); and Katherine.
Pond Catherine, wife of Thomas G. Pyle.
Poyner  

 

Francis born about 1764 and died June 1, 1840 in Philadelphia. He married Elizabeth Hempleman March 10, 1808 in St. Paul's Church in Philadelphia. Elizabeth died April 3, 1867. Children surviving childhood included Ann Elizabeth born May 20, 1809 who married Samuel Tudor; Francis Hempleman born July 15, 1810 who married Jane; Thomas Francis born January 3, 1820 who married Eliza; and George Erod born December 11, 1817.

Pyle Thomas G.
Quap  
Quinn Annie b Ireland abt 1840 father Andrew Quinn mother unknown.
QUIRPLE/QUERIPEL  

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Ragen  
RAMSAUER/RAMSEUR/RAMSOWER  
Randles Shoemakers in the early 1800's. Website
Rangnow Website.  My grandfather was August Rangnow who started the Police Athletic League in Philly in the 1940's.
Raund/Rand/Rande  
Rainier  
Rawls  
Rech Sophia Rech who married David Florian Gildner is my 3rd g.grandmother. Her parents were Frederick and Mary E. Rech from the Philadelphia area. They immigrated from Germany in the mid 1840s.
Richard Family of Emma Jane Richard.  Website
Rieleder
Ludwig Heinrich Rieleder - A bucket-maker by trade, he was born in Heilbronn, Wurttemberg, Germany in 1793. He emigrated to U.S. in 1833. One or several children have left with him.  He was divorced from his third wife in 1835, who remarried in Germany.  Those children reported as emigrating to the U.S. are:
 
Johan Georg Heinrich Rieleder (age at emigration: 16) (also known as George Reeleder)
Friedrich Wilhelm Rieleder (12)
Regine Friederike Rieleder (11)
Johanne Caroline "Charlotte" Rieleder (5)
Luise "WIlhelmine" Rieleder (2)
 
It isn't clear whether the father emigrated with his children, or whether they emigrated separately. Given their ages at the stated year of emigration (as recorded in the Heilbronn parish family register), most likely they left with the father. Port of embarkation and port of arrival currently unknown. On the 6 January 1836, Ludwig married Catharina Haus in Philadelphia. No additional records of Ludwig Rieleder in the USA have yet been found. Any information on Ludwig or his family would be appreciated.
Reiner (my maiden name) My father (William) family was from Philadelphia region.
Replogle John Philip Replogle and his family appear on the 1790 census for Philadelphia county, PA.   Website
Riley James E. Riley from Philadelphia, PA. He served the Union in 29th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry approximately 1863-1865. Born in Ireland in 1841, he came to Philly in 1857 with a large brood of brothers and sisters.
Riley  
Ristine Members of this family were Combmakers in Philadelphia in the 1800s.
Rittenhouse  
Robinson  
Rogers William H. & Maria (Deuel) Rogers
Rogers Relatives Home Page
Roshong/Roshon They were early (1753/1754) settlers in and around Philadelphia County. Website
Rossetter/Rosseter/Rossiter  
Rudolph  
Rutter  
Ryan From Frankfort neighborhood of Philly.
Ryan Seeking information about the family and descendants of Ryans from Cappamore, Limerick, Ireland who arrived in Philadelphia in early 1900s. Patrick J. (born Aug !886), Mary (b. July 1888), Bridget (B 1890), James (b. 1893). Parents were John Ryan and Margaret Mulcahy.
Salter Website
Saylor/Sailor

Saylor/Sailor, Peter b 1741 in Philadelphia d. 1782 in Virginia. Married Mary Hollway in 1764 in Frederick Co, Va. I am looking for his parents names.

Schade  
Schmidt  
Schmidt Seeking information about this couple and their families: 4 Sep 1746, Jacob Simon a "soldier from Tulpehock" married Catherine Smith, "daughter of Christian Smith of Tulpehocken," married by license of Governor Thomas [Witnesses: Christian Smith, Peter Smith, Sebastian Pasch, Jacob Bortner] at St Michael's and Zion Church in Philadelphia. Jacob was a soldier in the King's Army under Captain Deimer when they went to Albany, New York, during 1746-7.
Schoch  
Schon August born 1861 married Augusta SCHULZE IN 1883 St.Jacobus, Philadelphia.
Schwarzwaelder  
Schweitzer Charles B. Schweitzer, born 1831 Germany, died 10/17/1885. occupation was BAKER lived @ 2309-2311 SpringGarden St. Married Adell (Adele)( unk). Had the following children : Charles F. Schweitzer , born 08/01/1863, in Philadelphia, Died between 1910-1915, in Philadelphia, Adele Schweitzer, born circa 1860, died between 1920-1930, Regina Schweitzer, born circa 1866, in Philadelphia and John, born 08/1884, Philadelphia....possible more children but unknown at this time.
Schweitzer  
Seeds  
Seemann Carl Seemann (b. 1853 Germany, d. 1928 Philly) and Pauline Seemann (b. 1849 Germany, d. 1926 Philly) emigrated in 1892 with four children:  Rosalie Anna Seeman (my ggrandmother, b. 1880/82?), Marie Seemann (b. 1882?), Carl Seemann (b. 1884?), and Gustave Seemann (b. 1888?).  Passenger manifest from Ellis Island records shows the name as Seemann, Rosalie dropped it to one 'n'.  Please contact me if you have any matching or additional info.
Seklecki  
Shane  
Sheek/s  
Sherrard  
Shinkle/Shenkle/Shingle  
Shippen & Spence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Church Records, 1709-60
Name: Abigail Shippen
Parents: Joseph and Mary
Birth Date: 12 Dec 1746
Baptism Date: 11 Oct 1747
Age at Baptism: 0
Source Information: Hildeburn, Charles R., ed.. Baptisms and Burials From the Records of Christ Church, Philadelphia, 1709-1760. Philadelphia, PA, USA: Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 1877-1893.
Record of Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1810 Volume 1 Marriage Record of Christ Church, Philadelphia 1709Ė1806
1767, Sept. 29, Shippen, Abigail, and Edward Spence.
Simon
Seeking information about this couple and their families: 4 Sep 1746, Jacob Simon a "soldier from Tulpehock" married Catherine Smith, "daughter of Christian Smith of Tulpehocken," married by license of Governor Thomas [Witnesses: Christian Smith, Peter Smith, Sebastian Pasch, Jacob Bortner] at St Michael's and Zion Church in Philadelphia. Jacob was a soldier in the King's Army under Captain Deimer when they went to Albany, New York, during 1746-7.
Skerrett Elizabeth Skerrett who married Thomas Bonsall March 8, 1815, on at Friends Meeting House on Pine Street in Philadelphia.
Skill  
Smart  
Smith  
Smith  
Sonn  
Spencer  
Sperling  
Spinelli Italy/Sicily
Sporel  
Sporer (my grandmother) mothers side
Steidel/Steidle Immigrated from Bavaria to Philly in 1880's married 1891 St. Patrick's Church - Ferderick Karl/Carl Frederick Steidel - my great Grandfather.
Steiner Catherine b. 1826, m. Daniel Stroup
Stemphl  
Stevens, Weatherby, Steer

JOHN STEVENS b1795 Daughter AMANDA Stevens b1836 Amandaís husband DAVID WEATHERBY b1837 Amandaís daughter Florence Weatherby.

Florence Weatherby married Edward STEER ABT.1895

Stewart Iím looking for information on William Dickey, born about 1833 in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. He later immigrated to U.S., reportedly as a youth. On 20 October, 1864 he married Eliza McKinley in Philadelphia, PA. He served in the Civil War with the 214th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. In 1865 he joined his brother Thomas in Mercer County, IL. Five years later, in 1870, he moved to Dixon County, Nebraska, and homesteaded near where Elizaís family had settled. Williamís siblings were identified in a letter by a great aunt as follows:
Mary (Dickey) Woodside
Betsy (Dickey) Montgomery
Tom Dickey
Ellen Dickey
Jane (Dickey) Stewart
It was further stated that none of his siblings left Philadelphia except for the brother in Illinois and unfortunately, we have lost contact with all their descendants. Mention was made that the grandmothers were distant cousins named Robinson, from Belfast. Any information on William and/or his family would truly be appreciated.
Stiffel  
Stiney  
Stipgin  
Stoop Website
Stover Clara S. Stover b.March 27, 1853 m. Winfield Scott McQuade on August 18, 1873, lived in Philadelphia.
Stowe Website
Stroup Daniel b. 1824, m. Catherine Steiner
ST܂GEN,STUEBGEN,STEUBGEN  
Sugden Sugden, Martha born about 1851. Parents were David and Rebecca Sugden. All were born in England and lived in the Germantown area of Philadelphia, Pa. I would like to contact others who are researching this family.
Sullivan John Baker who married Elizabeth Sullivan ca 1760 .
Swisher
Looking for Marriage of Caroline Swisher in 1870 to 1880 time period- a widow.
 
Looking for a Frank/Francis Swisher was in Philadelphia 1880-1900 - Profession was that of a medical doctor.. Cannot locate him in subsequent censuses - Any information from directories  etc. would be appreciated.
Switzer
Looking for information on family of U.S. Grant Switzer in Philadelphia from 1900 to after 1930. Son WM H married Eva May b. ca 1898 England - one daughter named Eva May. Divorced. Brother John R. Switzer b. 1898 lived in Delaware Co. married Katharine??? Any information is appreciated.
Taylor Starting with Robert Taylor Immigrated from Ireland in about 1837. Owned a china shop in Philadelphia.
Taylor  
Taylor Website
Taylor  
Thompson George born 1793-7 in Philadelphia and died May 24, 1866 Philadelphia. He married Elizabeth (Eakin?) who was born about 1797 in Philadelphia and died July 19, 1875 in Philadelphia. There children included: Robert born about 1816,;David E. about 1820; Susanna, about 1823; John Clark,. about 1815; Catherine, about 1830; Margaret Ann, about 1832; Emma, about 1835; and George W. about 1836.
Torello  
Trafficanti or e
(Rita R. Vassalotti)
I grew up in Philadelphia. My father was also born in Phila. & his father Tito came from Italy in 1859 or 1860. He was then 6 yars old.. I have marriage licnce for Tito & Christina Trafficanti or e. Tito owned a saloon at 132 South 2nd Street in Phila. in the early 1900's. I am trying to learn something about his life in Phila. He was also President of an Italian Society (probably South Phila). Thr record I have says"Presidente, DELLA SOCIETA". . I would like to find info in him regarding the Society and the saloon. I have an old matchbook cover that says 'Tito's Saloon".
Trainer  
Trainor  
Travis  
Turek  
Urban  
Vandegrift Descendants of Frederick Vandegrift and Hannah L. McQuade.  Website
Vandegrift Website
Vandever  
VON LOR/VAN LEER John George VonLo, wife Mary (probably Philips,) and son Bernardus, age 11, arrived in Philadelphia in 1697, from Hesse, Germany, by way of London. John was a gold merchant in London. His second wife was Rebecca Mather. In 1720, the family purchased land in Broomall, Chester County (now Delaware County,) and by 1748, were living there. Son Bernardus, b. 1696, became a physician; married 1734 (1) Mary Branson, dau. of William Branson of Philadelphia; m. (2) 1750 Christiana FULS.
Van Stavoren Edward Van Stavoren who was an assistant to one-time Pa senator Baird. Van Stavoren was born on December 2, 1856 and died August 13, 1935.
Visick (James and Ann) 1900-1912?

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Wagner Andrew Wagner and his wife, Catherine, arrived from Germany in August 1828. Their issue: John, Helena, Andew, William, Philip, Caroline, Henry, and Daniel.
Walker  
Waltrich  
Ward WARD-Hester Ann Ward was born circa 1835 in Delaware. She married Stephen HINMAN April 1864 at Wharton St. Methodist Episcopal Church in Phila.
Warner See Winter. We are searching for her family line in Philadelphia, possibly connected to the Warner family of Blockley.
Wassen Looking for anyone researching the name Wassen in Philadelphia. My great- grandmotherís sister, Marie Weick, married Michael Wassen in Philadelphia circa 1900. She died in 1915. On their marriage license application, Michael Wassenís country of origin was listed as Russia. I have not been able to find any other information about this branch of the family. I donít know if there were any children, if they stayed in Philadelphia, or moved elsewhere. I would be interested in writing to anyone researching this name.
Weick Weick: Anton, Joseph and Phillip Weick emigrated from Baden, Germany to Philadelphia 1880-1883. They had many children who stayed in the area. Would like to hear from anyone researching these families.
Weik  
Weiler Seeking information HARTENSTINE (Lola) married WEILER (Edwin), two sons Edwin Martin Jr., and Allen (Alan). Her mother's name was Anna (no maiden name found yet) and father's first name not known yet. Thank you. Jeanne (Weiler) Jesmore
Weisgarber First name, Augustus Justus or Justus Augustus. (also spelled- Agustus).
Weldon I have found that all of my family have been Philadelphia natives back to 1843. I'm interested in find out more on my Great Great Grandfather. He came to the city with his father Charles in 1823. He married Anne Byrne or Mary Anne Byrne and had three sons; Peter, James, and William. James was my Great Grandfather and the one relative that I have the most information on. He was a painter who joined the navy in 1863 to fight in the Civil War. He served on the Dakotah and the North Carolina as a "landsman". After being discharged he married and had twin girls in 1865. He first wife Elizabeth Schaffer died in 1868. He remarried Bridget Finnegan November 5th 1878 and had seven children. Three didn't make it past the age of 19. William born Jan 7th 1886 was my grandfather. He was a painter for a short time then joined the Philadelphia Police Force. He was one hell of a cop! He married Agnes Hunt and had two boys and one girl. James J. was my dad. He was born July 14th, 1916. He signed up just like his grandfather. This time it was the US Army. He called a tank home for the entire war. He was discharged and married Dorothy Galloway. They had three boys. Two of which joined the Phila police force and have since retired. I am the last of the three. Born in 1965 I'm now looking for as much info as I can find! The nice part is everyone in the tree has never strayed from Philadelphia!
Whalen (my mothers maiden name) Her father (Gerald)
White  
Whitman  
Wilk
I am researching my father's mother; however, her mother remarried, so I don't know her maiden/birth surname. The information I have is: Julia (or Juliana)Rose Wilk born in Philadelphia on Jan 1st, 1904 or 1905. (But this is her mother, Sophia's, second marriage surname.) Sophia and my great-great grandfather were from Poland. Unfortunately, I waited too long to begin this research and my grandmother passed Jan 16, 1990 in Indianapolis, IN.

According to the 1930 US Census, she lived on Conrad St with my grandfather, Edward W. Oliver and my father Edward R. Oliver. Edward W. Oliver worked at the Hosiery Mill on Fulton St. I believe Sophia married Michael Wilk and took up residence in Brooklyn, NY.

 
What I am trying to find: birth records, marriage records, maiden names, immigration information for Sophia and her first husband, living family!!! Any information is welcome.
Wilson  
Wingard  
Winning
John Winning wrote home to Lanark, Scotland in August 1835 from 453 Arch Street with news of his family and his two brothers. Robert had just started work with Mr Baldwin making locomotives for 8 dollars per week, and was married to Ellen, born Philadelphia in 1802.
James was working with John in an unknown business whose prospects were good for the next year, and which employed emancipated slaves.
John, with a young family for whom a box of dresses and books had been sent, was dead by 31 December 1839 in BPWC Illinois.
Winter Joseph William Winter (1787-185?) and his wife, Catharine (possibly Seidel or Bower), their son Dr. George Richner Winter and his wife Christiana Warner lived at 144 N. 12th Street in 1839. Moved to Gladwyne when the Reading Terminal was built there, about 1842. Birthdates for Joseph Winter's parents are 1753-1764, and for his grandparents 173?-1741. Searching for documentation of this family's arrival in America.
Wisser  
Witsil  
Wood  
Woods  
Woodside Iím looking for information on William Dickey, born about 1833 in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. He later immigrated to U.S., reportedly as a youth. On 20 October, 1864 he married Eliza McKinley in Philadelphia, PA. He served in the Civil War with the 214th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. In 1865 he joined his brother Thomas in Mercer County, IL. Five years later, in 1870, he moved to Dixon County, Nebraska, and homesteaded near where Elizaís family had settled. Williamís siblings were identified in a letter by a great aunt as follows:
Mary (Dickey) Woodside
Betsy (Dickey) Montgomery
Tom Dickey
Ellen Dickey
Jane (Dickey) Stewart
It was further stated that none of his siblings left Philadelphia except for the brother in Illinois and unfortunately, we have lost contact with all their descendants. Mention was made that the grandmothers were distant cousins named Robinson, from Belfast. Any information on William and/or his family would truly be appreciated.
Wuerthele  
Wunder WUNDER, Samuel Henry
b. 27 Mar 1788, PA, probably Germantown
d. 31 Oct 1856, Cincinnati, Hamilton CO, OH
buried 2 Nov 1856, Wesleyan Cemetery, Cincinnati
Parents: George WUNDER (1757-1825) and Ann VANAKIN (1756-1840)
Siblings: Ann Rea WUNDER; Catherine M. WUNDER, William Jacob WUNDER
(1782-1852), George W. WUNDER (1785-1866).
I will share my information to interested researchers. Any information on
this family is welcome.

Bill Fogle, 2nd ggrandson of Samuel Henry WUNDER.
Wynne Dr. Thomas & Company
Yeager Descendants of John E. Yeager and Annie D. McQuade.  Website
Yetter Samuel Yetter (Jetter) Sgt Philadelphia Militia 1777. Have lots of data bur still seeking parents.He lived in New Hanover Twsp, Montgomery Cty in 1780s
Young Jasper Rutledge Young left Londonderry aboard the Provincialist and arrived in Philadelphia April 13, 1847. Mary A. Young born April 3, 1827 (Donegal) came to Philly aboard the Eben-Preble arriving June 24, 1845. Jasper and Mary married and had 6 children Jasper Jr., Samuel, Samuel, George, Annie E. and finally by great grandfather Joseph F. Young. Joseph Married Julia Scheidt in 1887 and had 8 children, only 1 surviving into adulthood, my grandfather William who married Emma Rex. Would love the hear from anyone related to this branch of the family.
Young - Gaughan Frederick Joseph Young and Mary Gaughan - married approx 1872 - had 17 children - looking for younger children, James (1881), Patrick (1883), Mary Ellen (1885), Elizabeth (1891), William O'Brien Young (1892), Lydia (1893), Thomas (1896).
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Ziegenfuss I have some descendants of Sylvanus W. Ziegenfuss b. February 1851, looking for his ancestors.   Website
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