Philadelphia County, PAGenWeb Project

Old Queries (Dec. 2001 - Mar. 2002)


Researcher: Robin Pollot
Date Posted: 14 March 2002

I know my great grandfather, David Alexander Thomson married Elizabeth Louden in 1855 in Philadelphia. They were married by the Rev. John Chalmers (sp?). I don't have a church name. Elizabeth died in 1864 and was buried in Philadelphia. I found on your website the list for an Independent Church at S. Broad below Chestnut. The minister there was Rev. John Chambers. I just don't quite know what to do next with this little information. Any suggestions? Thank you.

Surnames: CLIMIE
Researcher: xxxx
Date Posted: 14 March 2002

I live in Glasgow, Scotland and had a cousin James F. Climie a retired Commander in the US Marines died in Philadelphia 10th Sept. 1977 and there was an obit in the " Philadelphia Enquirer" at the time. I need someone to visit the Central Library, look up the obit.and scan it to me.The Newspaper's own Archives only reach back to 1978.I've been given the Library's site as but It always shows up "unobtainable". Any suggestions? Thank You.

Researcher: Barbara
Date Posted: 14 March 2002

On my grandfather's application for Social Security, dated 1936, he listed his employer as Hodges-Foulkrod, Co.Inc., Philadelphia, Pa. Does anyone know anything about this company-what type of business?

Researcher: xxx
Date Posted: 14 March 2002

I am looking for information on John Reed. He was member of Cpt. John Wentz' Company, Norrirton Twp. during Revolution. Moved to what is now Jeffersonville, married d/o Abraham Beyer and then moverd to Evansburg, Montgomery Co. He was buried at St. James Perkiomen Episcopal Cemetery, Lower Providence Twp., Montgomery Co., and was supposedly of scotch-irish descent.

Researcher: Warren
Date Posted: 14 March 2002
Have a copy of a letter which was sent to Samuel Marshall, brother of Frank Marshall from the then Mayor of Philadelphia, Bernard Samual? In the related correspondence it indicates that Frank Marshall was a friend of the Mayor. Also, Frank Young, cousin of Frank Marshall was City Treasurer at the time, 1949. I am looking for records of Frank Young and Frank Marshall, were they married, did they remain in Philadelphia area? Did they have children? Frank Young, born Wisconsin, 1866, lawyer - Parents were George S. Young and Abby Ann Bartlett - Frank Marshall, born Wisconsin, abt 1866/70 - Parents were John Camdon Marshall & Eleanor Young. Any suggests greatly appreciated.

Researcher: Jim Roberts
Date Posted: 14 March 2002

I'm trying to find the parents of my great-grandfather Joseph F. Stuart, born February 13, 1843, in Philadelphia (Source: Civil War pension records). I found Joseph, Age 7, on the 1850 Federal Census for Philadelphia, Ward 4, Southwark, but he was not with parents,but with Eliza Ann Fiss (widow of George Rudolph) and her daughter Rebecca Rudolph. Very disappointing. There may be some relation to the name Rudolph because one of Joseph's daughters was named Clara Rudolph Stuart. Also, the "F" may stand for Frederick because his only son (died at 1 day old) was named George Frederick Stuart.

Can someone assist me or point me in the right direction to locate these parents?

Researcher: Dan Starkey
Date Posted: 14 March 2002

I've been trying to discover some of my ancestors, but have apparently been looking in the wrong places. I have David Starkey b 1774 in Montgomery County, but just found out (after calling their historical society) that Montgomery County didn't even exist until 1795. Hmmm.

OK, here's what I'm after - tell me if you can help:

My ancestor David Starkey was (now) born in Philadelphia County in 1774. He married Margaret Rupert in 1795 in Turbett Twp, Mifflin Co. Info that I have is that he moved on to Milford Twp in 1804, and back to Turbett Twp in 1818 (and maybe back again 2 years later, before moving to Indiana).

Apart from proof of the above, I would really like to have the names of David's parents, his siblings, etc.

Everything I have stops with this David guy and I'm getting a bit frustrated. I have a clue that it could be a John Starkey b. 1732 - but no real proof, and no location, no wife's name, nothin'.

Suggestions? btw, I'm willing to pay for some serious help...

Researcher: Jody
Date Posted: 14 March 2002

I am looking for info on David S. Bales. I know that he was born in Pa. but I don't know where. I know that he served in the civil war and at some point he moved to so. Illinois where he met and married his wife Maryann Mccabe and he died there in 1916. I have no info on his parents or siblings. any and all help/ideas would be greatly appreciated. thanks

Researcher: Sandra Yorkell-Parker
Date Posted: 9 March 2002

I am searching for the family of my Grand Uncle Ernie. I have his death record but would love to find his wife and any children if there were any. He lived in Philadelphia in the 1920's. His address in 1927 when he died was 1833 E. 19th. If someone could search the directory and find him for me I would greatly appreciate it. Thanking all in advance. Sandra Yorkell-Parker

Researcher: Bryan & Sherry Hannah
Date Posted: 9 March 2002

I am acually trying to obtain some information about a business that was in Philadelphia Pa. in 1913. It was called the Palmetto Arms Co. My Husband and I bought an old 20gauge shotgun( single shot) that was made there .The shotgun is dated (1913) We would really like to find out all we can about this company. Or obtain any information about the shotgun itself. Thank You,

Researcher: Carole
Date Posted: 7 March 2002

The Shattuck family bible list Deaths Sarah M. Raszell, (Sarah Angeline/Angelina SHATTUCK) June 1, 1926 , Philadelphia, PA We have no idea why she was in PA, her family where in MI and CO. Obit needed,Sarah ROSZELL, ROSQEL died June 1, 1926 , Philadelphia, PA.

Researcher: Jack Martin
Date Posted: 7 March 2002

Needing any information for Alexander GUTHRIE, wife Agnes, and children. The family was living in Philadelphia from before 1889 to at least 1918. Children include Lillie, Sarah, and a unknown son. His sister Sarah GUTHRIE was also living in the area. She possibly worked/lived at Christ Church Hospital around 1889. Alice GUTHRIE, another sister of Alexander and Sarah, who was married to John SIMPSON, lived in Philadelphia from 1889-1910. Needing to locate possible descendants.

Researcher: xx
Date Posted: 7 March 2002

I am looking for the parents of Frank and Ellen Rodgers. Frank married Annie Duffy in 1895 and Ellen married an Adams.Frank was supposed to have been born in R.I. in1869, I can find no record. I found him in the 1910 census.Ellen is a new find, but I can't find anything other than she was married in Wayne to an Adams. I live in Florida and cannot get to the records.

Researcher: xx
Date Posted: 7 March 2002

Moir- Looking for any info on Robert, b 1830 in England, m MaryAnn Finley, b 1835 in PA. They are the parents of Albert Alexander Moir, b 1856 in PA. He married MaryAnn Kerr, b 1856. Interested in both ancestors and descendants.

Kerr- Looking for Robert, b in England, whose family lived in Johnstown, PA at the time of the disastrous flood in 1854. They subsequently moved to Phila. He married Margaret Blakly (sic), b in Johnstown. They are the parents of MaryAnn Kerr Moir. Interested in ancestors and descendants.

Researcher: James Patrick
Date Posted: 4 March 2002

Margaret Alice Patrick is my mother. Her birth date is 2/22/1900 and she died 6/14/1948. Need verification. May have died in Philly area. Appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you in advance.

Researcher: John Dorsey
Date Posted: 3 March 2002

My grandfather was William Paul Dorsey, born 8/25/1896, married Frances Heath. William's Social Security application lists his parents as Peter Dorsey and Catharine Owens. Can you provide any information on them? Thanks

Researcher: Bob Briggs
Date Posted: 3 March 2002

I am trying to find records for my fiancée's Grandmother, Elizabeth (could be spelled several ways I have found, they were not too fussy back then). She and her brother, Albert, were born in Philadelphia in the late 1880's. I do not have her exact birth date but she is younger than Albert and he was born 21 September 1886. Their parents were Joseph and Theressa (sometimes spelled Theresa or Theadora) Altenburger (sometimes spelled Altunberger or Aldenburger or Altenberger) who arrived in the United States in 1884 from Germany. They stayed several years in Philadelphia but immigrated to Oregon before 1894.

Personally I am stuck. I do know there was a sizable Altenburger clan in Philadelphia at one time and have had several false leads, before I found out about the Oregon move. I have no idea if Elizabeth, Albert, Joseph and Theressa were part of that group or another group that moved from Philadelphia to Ottoville, OH but would like any advise or information anyone has to get me going again.

The Philadelphia connection is important but I have to admit am out of my league trying to navigate the Philadelphia Archives. The National Archives in Washington DC I understand (and use) but Philadelphia seems to be illogically organized and is (for now) beyond my comprehension. There must be a way to get this information. I await any guidance that you may offer.

Researcher: xxxx
Date Posted: 3 March 2002

I am seeking info on the following Philadelphia surnames: RIVELLor RIVEL, GRAYSON, VANDERVERE (or similar spelling), JACKSON, SCHOCH, MOYLAN, SMITH (CHARLES/ANN/PHOEBE), GETLER, KEMMLER Thank you.

Researcher: Rick
Date Posted: 3 March 2002

William H. Mackinney b 21 Feb 1881 d 1943 m Bessie Carmany (b. 18 Feb 1888 d 1965) married 14 April 1909. Father was William Childs MacKinney (b 1848 Brooklyn N.Y. d 3 June 1895 Philadelphia) married Martha Jane Carpenter (b 1854 d 1915). All lived in the Roxobourgh area). Any information would be greatly appriecated.

Researcher: Warren
Date Posted: 27 February 2002

Looking for info regarding cousins, Frank Young, City Treasurer of Philadelphia abt. 1949, and Frank Marshall, friend of and may also have worked in the administration of Mayor Bernard Samual of Philadelphia.

Surnames: McTAGGART
Researcher: Jim Osterritter
Date Posted: 27 February 2002

I am searching for my information about my Great Great Grandmother Susan (McIntyre) McTaggart. She came from Ireland through Ellis Island around 1903 at the age of 40, and as a widow, unfortunately. Her husband (Charles) died in Ireland during a train collision. I am searching for their parents and grandparents.

Surnames: McFEE
Researcher: Liz
Date Posted: 27 February 2002

My ancestor is William McFee born before 1765 and died 1820 in Fayette Co, PA. He married Martha "Patty" Thompson. Their children: William Jr, Ford H, Clarissa, Elizabeth, Samuel Alexander (my ancestor), and Matilda.I have been unable to find who "my" William's parents were. Can anyone help me? Thanks so much.

Surnames: KREWSON
Researcher: Gery Krewson
Date Posted: 27 February 2002

Am researching my gggrandfater who shows up in the 1830 Census in the Cedar Ward for Philadelphia - Mordecai Krewson (mis-spelled as Kruison) this record shows that he had a five year old son and wife. Between 1830 and 1850 he moved to Forkston, PA in Wyoming County.
The missing link is who Mordecai's father was.
I've narrowed that down to about 5 Krewson men who lived in Bucks (Southampton), Moreland (Manor of Moreland) and Philadelphia (Lower Dublin Township)counties about that time...
Issac, John, Derrick, Simon or another Derrick...
Where would records of births and marriages have been recorded in the Lower Dutch Reformed Church in Philadephhia???
Appreciate your advice,

Surnames: BECKER
Researcher: xxx
Date Posted: 27 February 2002

Christian Becker lived in Codorus Twp., York Co., PA in the late 18th Century. He m. Margaretha Elisabetha Strayer. Their first known child, Peter, was baptized at St. Jacob's (Stone) Church near Brodbeck's, PA in 1790. I would like to know more of Christian, Margaretha, and their family. Unverified family tradition says that he and his brothers owned property along the river in Philadelphia, on Becker Street. I cannot find a record of a Becker Street. They lost the deed to their land, and moved west. Christian eventually ended up in the Richland County / Morrow County, OH area. Any suggestions definitely welcome!

Researcher: Pam
Date Posted: 27 February 2002

Looking for information on Adam Schweitzer born Oct. 1860 in Phila. PA, wife was Mary (Sager) Schweitzer born Ja. 1862. They had 10 children. According to my information they lived on Old York Road. I am new to geneology and really don't have much other information. My grandmother (their daughter) Catherine married Edward Wible. They attend Trinity United Church of Christ. It was located on the cornor of Broad and Venango St. in north Phila. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: WHISTLER
Researcher: Ken Honda
Date Posted: 27 February 2002

I am looking for any information on the following WHISTLER family.
George and Mary Ann (nee BENEDICT) WHISTLER are listed in the 1850 Philadelphia Federal Census in Philadelphia County, North Mulberry ward as a bricklayer. According to National Archive records for George's civil war and pension records, their complete address was "No. 6 Garwood Place, Jayne St. just above 8th St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (This is due wast of Philadelphia). George was a bricklayer by occupation. They had 2 children: George Whistler, Junior in 1852 and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Whistler in 1857.
George Whistler Senior was wounded in the Civil War and died in a Philadelphia military hospital in 1864. His wife, Mary, followed him 13 days later to the grave (died of tuberculosis).
George Whistler, Jr. and Lizzie Whistler were adopted shortly thereafter by their Aunt, Hannah (Whistler) Spencer and Stephen Spencer. The are listed in the 1870 New Jersey Federal Census as having lived in Essex County, Clinton Township. Stephen was a hatter or worked in a hat factory.
Shortly after the census of 1870 was taken, they heeded the call to go west by Horace Greeley and were 4 of the 200 people to help start the Union Colony in Greeley, Colorado.
George Whistler and his sister Hannah (nee Whistler) SPENCER were born in either Chester County, PA or Chester, Delaware County, PA.
Anyone with information about this family, in particular information about George and Mary in Philadelphia, Chester, or Deleware County please send me an e-mail.
Thanks in advance,

Surnames: SIDDENS
Researcher: Duane E. Lamers
Date Posted: 24 February 2002

My ancestor James Siddens was born in the Philadelphia area, perhaps in the city, about 1777. He had brothers William and Joseph. I have found in 1766 the marriage of William Siddens to Jeane Carr at Old Swedes (Gloria Dei) Church, but I cannot link this couple to the brothers. In the 1790s James was in Virginia where he married in 1798.
I am attempting to find the parents and other ancestors of James Siddens.

Surnames: NETZER
Researcher: Bill Netzer
Date Posted: 24 February 2002

I've just started to trace the Netzer's, Magnus came from Germany, in 1861 Aboard the s s New York. He was born in Germany in 1844, Married a Katherine Rickert in 1865, She was also born in Germany in 1844. ,They had 4 Children, Julius in 1869,;( Katie ) Katherine in 1872,, Albert M. , my Father in 1882, And Joseph Jacob in 1885, I'M Getting old, so I don't have much time left, Would Appreicate any help I can get , Please e-mail me if you have any info, Thank You, Thank you , Thank you

Surnames: JONESL
Researcher: J. McKinney
Date Posted: 24 February 2002

I am researching the Jones surname. Legend has it that 3 Jones brothers moved from Wales to the Philadelphia area, possibly Germantown. They worked in the iron furnace industry. One of them had a son, named Jacob Jones. He migrated to KY to continue in this line of work. Jacob was married to Julyan Bryant in 1854 in Lawrence Co., KY. According to the marriage record, he was born ~1833 in Philadelphia, PA.; & Julyan was born ~1837 in Greenup Co., KY. Several later KY censuses list Julyan's birthplace & her parents' as PA. I do not know the parents' names for either Jacob or Julyan. Any help would be greatly appreciated as it has been a brick wall for me! Thank you!

Researcher: Harry Heriegal
Date Posted: 18 February 2002


Researcher: Betty Pace
Date Posted: 21 February 2002

ELIAS B. CLAYTON was a watchmaker/clockmaker in Philadelphia PA around 1848, perhaps earlier. I am interested in contacting a researcher of this gentleman.
My interest stems from my gggrandfather DAVID L. POOL(E) (1810-1861Rowan Co. NC), who studied to be a silversmith and clockmaker in Philadelphia in the early 1830s. He came home to NC when his father (John POOL) died in 1832 and set up shop in Salisbury, Rowan Co., NC. His eldest son was CLAYTON W. POOLE (b.1848). We believe that he named his first son for the apprentice master he had in Philadelphia from about 1830-1832.
Elias B. Clayton is the only Clayton that I can find in a book on Philadelphia watchmakers/clockmakers. He apparently was in a city directory in 1848 (Beach Above Maiden St.) and in 1849 and 1850 (372 No. 2nd St.).

Researcher: Lilly
Date Posted: 21 February 2002

Looking for BARTINE CULVER/CULVERT married to MARY LOUISE EDWARDS. They had at least one child---my grandfather. I believe his name was EDWARD A. CULVERT. He also went by the name EDWARD LOUIS CULVER. I have found his birthdate ranging from 1875 to 1889. He married granny in 1919 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., Tx. He never spoke of any family except to say he was born in Philadelphia, PA. Thanks

Researcher: Joan
Date Posted: 18 February 2002

Looking for parents names of Millard F. SYKES, b. 23 May 1827 Philadelphia, PA. His parents supposedly were b.Philadelphia PA as well. Any data or clue as to Millard's parents and family would be appreciated. Happy Trails, Joan in rural MT

Surnames:General Hospital Chestnut Hill Phila
Researcher: Warren Fiser
Date Posted: 18 February 2002

I am looking for the correct name of hospital that has this part in description: General Hospital Chestnut Hill Phila. I have an 1865 Discharge Certificate for my Great Great Grandfather from Army of the United States. I cannot make out spelling of name of hospital. It looks like Manner USA General Hospital. I assume the location is Philadelphia, PA. Thanks,

Researcher: Des McIvor
Date Posted: 17 February 2002

Hugh Mckeever was born in Ireland-1801-1857. He was married to MARY QUINN 1805-1876. THEY EHIGRATED TO PHILADELPHIA IN 1826. CHILDREN BORN IN PHILLY.-JOHN 1827-1899 DIED IN CANADA, HUGH 1829-1871, OWEN 1831-1876, ANNE 1834-1876, RETURNED TO IRELAND IN 1836-37. MICHAEL IN IRELAND 1837-1876 EMEGRATED TO CANADA 1837-38-39, BORN IN CANADA-PETER 1840 1921, CATHERINE-1842-1900, MARY-1844-1918.

Researcher: Tammy
Date Posted: 17 February 2002

I'm looking for info. on Daniel L. MILLER, that I found in the Phila. Archives. I'm not sure if it's the same person, but they Had one Daniel L. MILLer mar. to HannaH NICHOLSON, and another/same Daniel L. MILLER mar. to Anna P. RIDGWAY. Also, a Daniel MIller in the Rev. War,6th. Co., 3rd. Batt., 1784, under Lt. Col. Benjamin E. Eyre, Capt. John Kling, and Lt. Conrad Rohrman. Any info. on these Daniel MILLER'S would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Researcher: John Maurath
Date Posted: 17 February 2002

$50.00 REWARD, to the first person who gives me documented proof of the death of Charles (Karoly) ZAGONYI, who died in either Philadelphia, New York (Brooklyn), or Boston, some time between 1865 and 1870. This offer will last for one year until February 15, 2003. He was the Union commander (Colonel) of General "Fremont's Body Guard" in Missouri, and later in the Mountain Department in West Virginia during the Civil War. He seems to have disappeared, as his wife was living alone in 1870. His name was also spelled ZAGONI, SAGONI, etc.

Researcher: Eleanor Yvonne Hatch
Date Posted: 11 February 2002

Have been unsucessfully been trying to verify family stories about my Great Aunt Isabella ROLLINS born in Ireland in 1886 who emigrated to Philadelphia, there (presumably) met and married a John CORBETT. Family tradition says she had four sons killed at Pearl Harbor.

The casuality lists have no CORBETTS. Another cousin in Ireland recalls her now deceased father telling her that it was two sons killed at Pearl Harbor, and two more died on the same day (7 Dec 1941) in a fishing accident. Another elderly uncle recalls seeing a newspaper cutting relating the deaths.

Post on various mailings lists for PA have not produced information relevant to this particular search. I was wondering if an ad in the Classified columns of a Philadelphia newspaper might reach more people. I am not sure which newspaper to aim at and would appreciate any advice.

The search is compounded in that there are two Isabella ROLLINS. One is an aunt to the above. Both came to Philadelphia, and my great great Aunt Isabella returned to the Philadelphia on the SS Teutonic in Oct 1903 in company with Eliza Jane McCORD and Annie SIMPSON.

The Ellis Island site only shows this great great Aunt.

Any suggests or leads gratefully accepted

Researcher: Scharl Stewart
Date Posted: 11 February 2002

am researching the Arnold & Henry WOLFRAM families (my husbands grandfather and uncle) who migrated to Texas from Philadelphia during the summer of 1876. I have not been able to locate either of them in a census nor have I been able to locate anything to document their births or christenings, etc. According to the article below, they attended schools in Philadelphia. Could you give me some idea of where to look? We are hoping to locate some information on their parents and siblings. What are the chances the Stetson Hat Co would still have personnel records dating back to the 1800s and is it still located in Philadelphia?

Researcher: XX
Date Posted: 11 February 2002

Looking John L. Giammarco family. Married Diane Yepez in Michigan. They had 4 children John Lornezo Jr. Sherri Allison, Gary Allan, and Jason.

Researcher: Susan Appel
Date Posted: 11 February 2002

I am looking for relatives of the Schweitzers. My grandfather was Charles H. Schweitzer, born 9/30/1891, Camden Co., Stockton Township, NJ. His wife was Bridget Waters or Watters, born 11/5/1897 at 129 Jefferson St., Phila. Her parents were James Waters or Watters and Catherine Lawler. Charles and Bridget were married 9/15/1920 at St. Michael's Church, 1445 N. Second St., Phila. They had three sons, (all deceased) Charles H.,Jr., William, and James Joseph.
Charles's father was William Schweitzer,b.12/24/1868,d.2/23/1953, in Philadelphia. He lived at 3065 Collins St. His parents were John Schweitzer and Mary Ox.He supposedly had five sisters, but I have only three names:Augusta, Ellie and possibly Emma Simongi.
I just got all this info from a packet my mom gave me--this is my first foray into researching my dad's family, Schweitzer. We know of no living relatives, but hope to find some.

Researcher: XX
Date Posted: 10 February 2002

Looking for any information on George W. Smith, Born 9-21-1887-Philadelphia, Pa. His father's name is George Z. Smith-mother's maiden name-Julia Ann Meyers. I believe he had a brother named Harry and a sister named Nellie. Any information on the family is appreciated.

Researcher: Jeanmarie Roberts
Date Posted: 4 February 2002

I am researching the Roberts - Smith family in Philadelphia In Philadelphia as St. Phillips Church on December 21, 1859 John Jones Roberts Married Mergaret Smith. Her Father James Smith died at age 80 on Dec 6, 1854 Her Mother Ann Smith died July 25, 1855 age 70. His Father John J. Roberts died Nov. 23, burried Nov 29, 1886 age 53. His Mother Margaret Roberts Died August 5, 1890 burried aug 9th Age 50. I have all the family history foward how do I go back?

Researcher: Jan McLain
Date Posted: 3 February 2002

My question is: where do I write and what are the fees to get a copy of a Declaration of Intent filed May 25, 1860 in the US District Court in Philadelphia? I'm searching for information about John Wilson who was born in Sweden. He was my husbands G.Grandfather and was unknown to the family until recently.

Researcher: James K. Collins
Date Posted: 3 February 2002

Looking for any mention of the name Pealor / Pealore. Joseph H. Pealor was my gg grandfather. Born 8-27-1814 in PA. 1880 Texas census shows he and both parents were born in PA. I can find no mention of any Pealor in PA except a will dated 10-29-1816, Philadelphia County, in which George Pealor is listed as heir. I have George Pealor in the 1810 and 1820 NY census and the 1860 NJ census. Have Joseph and John B. Pealor in the 1850 Indiana County, PA census. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Researcher: Tomas Devlin
Date Posted: 2 February 2002

Looking for information on:
- Joseph Devlin married Ellen Ryan
- Charles Stephen Devlin
- Helen Kathleen Devlin married Joseph Lippincott
- Thomas Aloyseus Devlin married Blanche L. Guenat
- John Devlin (Not sure...)
- William Devlin (Not sure...)

Researcher: Jim Corman
Date Posted: 2 February 2002

George and Mary (Gardner ?) SENFF lived in Phila. from at least the 1750s. She may have been born there and she lived there past 1825. They were Moravian Church members. Searching for more information on their ancestry and her surname.

Researcher: Jim Corman
Date Posted: 2 February 2002

Searching for more info on the parents of Sarah ROBERTS: Joseph ROBERTS & Jemima ROBERTS (1746-1832) who married 1774 in Gloria Dei Church, Phila. Jemima may have been a widow, since her age was 28 when she married Joseph.

Researcher: Jim Corman
Date Posted: 2 February 2002

Searching for more information on Sarah ROBERTS who married Adam CORNMAN, Jr. in Phila. 14JUL1806. She was the daughter of "Mrs. Jemima ROBERTS" presumably the widow of Joseph ROBERTS of Phila.

Surnames:BUCK BROS.
Researcher: E.P. Dowling
Date Posted: 1 February 2002

Greetings! I found my grandfather through the Ellis Island site and the ships manifest reads. Buck Bros, 940 or 140 Radio, or Rod?? st. Philadelphia. This is 1907. He lists himself as a merchant. I would like to know where this street was, and what was at that address in 1907. Any one with an old street map or city directory.

Researcher: Carol Radespiel
Date Posted: 29 January 2002

I am searching for a Jacob Brong/Brang and a Elizabeth Farber. They had a son Aaron born 11/02/1825 in PA. I have reason to believe a Johan Jacob Brang which emigrated to Philiadelphia, PN could have been his grandfather. Any information on these Brong/Brang would be appreicated.

Date Posted: 27 January 2002

My grandmother was Manzella (Dorsey or Harris) who lived in South Philadelphia (just North of Snyder Avenue..Tasker and then Sigel) for at least a half a century. She was married first to Leoterrio Aguilar (a Filipino from Visayas) with whom she had four daughters (Maria, Triny, Bernadina and Lucia) and then to Sebastian Placides with whom she had a son by the name of Del Fado (or Danny for short). She had a sister by the name of Estelle who lived on Federal St. If anyone knows anything about Manzella or any of the above people. Both Leoterrio and Sebastian were Filipino, Leo from Visayas and Sebastian (Plas) from Bicol. Any information at all will help.

Researcher: Don
Date Posted: 29 January 2002

I am researching the following surnames from Pennsylvania;
ROBERTS originates with James B. ROBERTS, a Shoemaker, was born 1800 in Pennsylvania, married Phoebe L. PERMAR, children John Alison, Permar, Henrietta, Emilie, James B.
John Alison ROBERTS born 1842 in Maryland, married Maria S. DIEHL on 3 June 1867, children Permar Alison, Teressa, Elizabeth, Walter, Henrietta, James A. Permar Alison ROBERTS, a hand printer, was born 24 Oct. 1869, Philadelphia, died 1937 in Spokane Washington, married Isabel CORADINE on 2 Oct. 1901, children Isobel Marie, Dorothy, John A.
PERMAR originates with Henry PERMAR, born 30 Aug. 1788 in Pennsylvania, married Jane ALLINSON, children Phoebe L., Henry J.H., Mary Spence. Phoebe PERMAR born 1810 in Pennsylvania, married James B. ROBERTS, see children above.
ALLINSON originates with Gared ALLISON, married Elizabeth, child William. William ALLINSON, born 22 Aug. 1759, married Amelia JAMES, child Jane. Jane ALLINSON, born 30 Aug. 1788 in Pennsylvania, married Henry PERMAR, see children above.
Any information on these lines would be greatly appreciated.

Date Posted: 27 January 2002

I am researching my Grandparents. Mary Mitchell b. 10/06/1863, in Knock, Ireland and William Carrigan b. in Ireland, Philadelphia policemen, They married in 1888 in Philadelphia, Pa. children: William, George Catherine, and Michael(my Father) I believe the children went to school at THE Cathedral Catholic School, they lived in that area of the city.

Researcher: R. W. Faunce
Date Posted: 27 January 2002

I am looking for any information regarding the Faunce family of Grange Street, Philadelphia. Daniel Rush Faunce (wife: Catherine Schuler Faunce) lived at 114 Grange until his death in October, 1944.

The Wood family lived at 1123 Hancock Street. John Spear Wood died in October, 1945. His wife was Sarah Strain Wood, born in Ireland.

Researcher: Mike McCormick
Date Posted: 27 January 2002

I am looking for information on James McCormack (or McCormick ?) & family. James was born in approx. May 1806 in Ireland.

James spent an unknown number of years in Pennsylvania. James & Elizabeth (b. about 1804 in MA or maybe MD) had three children born in PA. The children born in PA were John (b. about 1830), James (b. 1 Nov 31, Philly - not confirmed), and Mary A. (b. about 1840).

James, Elizabeth, and the children moved to Illinois sometime between 1840 and 1842, I think. I have more details about the Illinois years.

If someone could do lookups, especially in the 1840 census for the Philly area, I would be extremely grateful! They may, or may not, appear in the 1830 census, as well.

Researcher: Susan Walters
Date Posted: 23 January 2002

I am researching the following surnames. My LOTZ originates with Jacob F. LOTZ born 11/11/1886 in Germany. Jacob dies 6/3/1946. Jacob spent his adult life in Philadelphia. He had 3 sons. Jacob F. LOTZ died in childhood
William Frederick LOTZ born 9/27/1889 who was a builder in Pensylvania
Frederick William LOTZ born 8/31/1892 who married Clara SCHOEN daughter of August SCHOEN & Augusta SCHULZE
Any info on this lines would be appreciated.

Researcher: Carl Smarling
Date Posted: 23 January 2002

I am looking for a reason for Anna Marie Wihlborg to state on the passenger list for the ship Lucania, in November, 1898, arriving at the port of New York, that her ultimate destination point was 827 Norwood Street in Philadelphia. She was coming from Helsingborg. As far as I know the family had no Philadelphia connections and Anna Marie was soon after in the midwest. She arrived in this country listed as a servant, having paid her own way and with cash in hand of $10.80. Would the Norwood address have been some sort of benevolence or job agency at this time? Thanks for any hints,

Researcher: Judy Payran
Date Posted: 23 January 2002

Looking for others with the surname PAYRAN.

Researcher: Carole Alden
Date Posted: 23 January 2002

Shattuck family Bible record states: Marriages: By Rev. Kemp, May 29, 1875, Chas.(could be Charles) F. Raszell and Sarah A. Shattuck, in Independence, Buchanan Co., Iowa at the parsonage.
Addison Baker's (Son of Nathan Baker, brother of Nathan Baker, and father of Nathan Baker) probate list her living In Denver, CO in 1884 ®88
The Shattuck family bible list Deaths Sarah M. Raszell, June 1, 1926 , Philadelphia, PA.
This Sarah Angeline/Angelina SHATTUCK was the daughter of Joseph Beckwith SHATTUCK and Angeline BAKER. Sarah was born in Newton, Calhoun Co., MI April 5, 1855

Would like to find someone willing to look up an obituary or check a death in an index, to confirm a family bible record. She may have remarried so the surname could be different. I have no idea why she was in PA. Thank you very, very much.

Researcher: Alexander Triebels
Date Posted: 21 January 2002

I'm looking for information about the Triebels family in Philadelphia. Peter William Triebels, native from Amsterdam 1798, entered the U.S. jan. 1817 and married the following year in Philadelphia: Mary Ann Rubicam (born ab. 1799/1800, died 1884), daughter of Charles and Mary Rubicam (Rubincam); they founded Triebels & Rubicam hat manufactures in Philadelphia. I'm interested in all data concerning Triebels in Phila and data about birth and descent of Mary Ann Rubicam.
Alexander Triebels
The Netherlands

Surnames:GAUGHAN (JOE)
Researcher: Rosie McKeever
Date Posted: 21 January 2002

I'm searching for info. on a friend's Father JOE GAUGHAN from GERMANTOWN, PHILA. COUNTY.

He was believed dead for years but my friend's Mom has recently heard he "may" be alive and we wanted to do some checking before we said anything as he's never dealt with never knowing his Dad very well.

Researcher: Mary Ann Fichthorn
Date Posted: 19 January 2002

Looking for the marriage of Samuel Fitchthorn and Elizabeth Unruh in Germantown, Philadelphia Co. PA and the birth of their children, ortax record that would place them in this area. They probably were Lutheran.Married around 1809 in 1810 Census not in 1820 Census. Thank you,

Surnames: KLEMP
Researcher: Bobbie Jensen
Date Posted: 19 January 2002

Looking for obituary for my uncle: Henry William Klemp; died 19 Dec 1963 in Philadelphia. Born 25 sep 1906 in Phila. Parents: Peter and Charlotte Thanks.

Researcher: Larry B.
Date Posted: 17 January 2002

Seeking additional info on the Hendricks family outlined below...

Charles C. Bosler married Eliza Hendricks, (ca 1837 - 3/18/1895), who is listed as a tassel maker in the 1860 census. They had three children, Harry A., born circa 1857 or thereabouts, George W. H., (6/9/1859 - 11/12/1935), and William E., born circa 1861 or thereabouts. According to the 1850 census, Eliza was the daughter of Jacob Hendricks, born circa 1800 or thereabouts. She had five sisters and two brothers, Anna, born circa 1820 or thereabouts, William, born circa 1830 or thereabouts, Jacob, born circa 1832 or thereabouts, Anne, born circa 1835 or thereabouts, Mary, born circa 1845 or thereabouts and Emma, born circa 1850 or thereabouts.

Researcher: Pat Sherman
Date Posted: 17 January 2002

I am looking for primary documents for Michael Lukens. I hope he is at least in the 1850 census. He was born abt. 1820 in Montgomery County, PA. In Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens (Entry for John McEliece) it says he is from Philadelphia, PA. His parents were Isaac Lukens and Sarah Hartley. I am also looking for any leads on his wife, Mary Altemus. They are my g-g-grandparents. My g-grandmother is Ann Ellen Lukens. I have bible records and marriage cert. for her. Thank you.

Researcher: Sue Hasty
Date Posted: 17 January 2002

I am looking for any information on a NANCY RUE. All I have is she met Elijah Watters in Philadelphia around 1800 and they were married there, they moved to Wayne County, KY by 1809. Supposely she came from Ireland and he paid her fare over, but I cannot find her on any ships list in that time frame. Any help that I could get would be gratefully received. Thank you

Researcher: Wesley J. Froehlich
Date Posted: 17 January 2002

My grandparents, Florian and Anastasia (Bartusch) Froehlich, and their children, including my Father, Richard Frank Froehlich, arrived in the United States at Philadelphia by ship from Europe somewhere between 1898 and 1904.

I am interested in going to Philadelphia and attempt to trace my geneology history, but I don't know where to start. Can you help?
Thank you,

Researcher: Billie Nichols-Bennett
Date Posted: 15 January 2002

EDWARD BRALSFORD/BRAILSFORD was listed in Philadelphia Co., Pa on the 1880 census in the household of Richard CORBETT but apparently no relationship as none is given.

I would appreciate any information on the BRAILSFORD family.

1880 Census Place: 21st Ward, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Edward BRALSFORD; age 47; born in ENG; Occ: Dyer; father & mother born ENG. Barbra BRALSFORD; age 46; born in SCOT; father & mother born in SCOT.

Surnames: WOOD
Researcher: Joyce
Date Posted: 13 January 2002

I'm trying to get info on my father's side. My father was Thomas J. Wood. His parents were John Patrick Wood and Lidie Smith Wood. They live in Our Mother of Sorrow's parrish. My dad was born 2-11-1903. He had 5 sisters Catherine, Helen, Mary, Jane and Hazel. They all went to Our Mother of Sorrow's School.

My greatgrandfather was James Wood. I was told he had a farm during the 1800's at 46th and Chestnut Street, which is where West Catholic Girls High School is.

Anyone know where I can find any information on these people? I just recently started my genealogy.

Surnames: INGRAM
Researcher: Donna Craine Kennedy
Date Posted: 12 January 2002

I have recently found a will abstract for an EVAN INGRAM who died 30 Nov. 1743. His will was proved on 1 April 1745. He lived in Montgomery Township, Phil.Co. His children were EVAN, MATTHEW,& ELIZABETH. His two grandchildren that were also mentioned in the will were ROBERT CRANE& EVAN CRANE. I have been researching the EVAN CRANE family, and wonder if I have found another connection to it. The names of the executors are Moses Peters, John Robert. Witnesses to will were John Evans, Rowland Evans. I would like to learn more about the INGRAM family and where they came from. Any help or any reference that could be suggested in Montgomery Township,that I may write to will be appreciated. Thankyou.

Surnames: BOGGS
Researcher: Richard Boggs
Date Posted: 12 January 2002

I have been looking for background on William BOGGS longer than I care to think about. According to his wife's (Sussanah Mohr, 1803, Northampton) German Bible, he was born in Philadelphia, 8/9/1794. I have assumed this to be the city, but could be county. I am also quite sure subject he had a brother, Benjamine, born 1/1/1790 per his descendants data, and thought to be in New Jersey by them.

Any help, leads you may have would be fantastic.

Surnames: POULSON
Researcher: Jim Poulson
Date Posted: 12 January 2002

My great-grandfather was Henry L. Poulson. All we know about him is he was born about 1847 and died around 1904 - both in Philadelphia. We know for sure (we have a copy of the marriage license) that he married Linda Flood on March 6,1889 at St. George's Methodist Church in Philly. We have "family oral history" that he served in the civil war (he was already old when he married Linda and when my grandfather, Harry Newton Poulson, was born March 23, 1895 in Penns Grove, NJ). We have found nothing on any website so far. We also have "family oral history" that we are linked to the family of Zachariah Poulson. We know that Zachariah had four sons, three surviving infancy... but really have no idea which (if any) of them our line comes through. Any help any of you can give would be great - but THE puzzle piece we are missing right now is Henry's actual birth date and who his parents were... things that would be on a birth certificate if we could get one. We live in Omaha, Nebraska at the moment so your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Surnames: SWEENEY
Researcher: Pam Schloderer
Date Posted: 12 January 2002

John Aloysaius Sweeney b.1894 in Phill. Pa. His parents were James and Bridget Sweeney. John abandoned his family in 1927/28. I would really like to know where he went and why. He also served in WW1.

Surnames: STREEPER
Researcher: Robert Streeper
Date Posted: 6 January 2002

I am looking for the parents of Joshua Streeper (1852-1911). He was married to Clara Ellen Levering (1858-1917) on September 9, 1875 in Roxborough Township, Philadelphia County, Pa. They had several children, one of whom was Horace Milton Streeper (1895-1927) who was married to Florence M. Scattergood (1895-?).

Surnames: TREFZER
Researcher: Erin O'Brien
Date Posted: 6 January 2002

Seeking information on George Frederick Trefzer b. 1829 in Germany, m. 1857 to Maria Agatha Nagele. Living in Philadelphia in 1860. Had (at least) four sisters with married names of Bissegger, Thelk, Bimely, and Welterin.

Researcher: Bob Doerr
Date Posted: 3 January 2002

I plead for indexes and suggestions.

My goals re this family are to determine

1) when and where immigrants Conrad WANGLER (born 15 Nov 1796 in Buchenbach, Baden) and Theresia STEIGER (born 1806 somewhere in Baden) arrived in America,
2) when and where they married, whether in Baden, enroute, or in Pittsburgh,
3) where their daughter, Mary, was born 13 Feb 1835,
4) names and dates re their other two children, a boy and a girl, who died young and were buried in St. Philomena's Cemetery, and
5) where Theresia was born in Baden. They lived in Pittsburgh in 1837; logically, they did not land there upon their trans-Atlantic crossing! Their son, Joseph Wangler, was born 09 Mar 1837 in Pittsburgh, as documented in a Catholic church record. Strikingly, there is no such church record there of his older sister, Mary Wangler, born 13 Feb 1835, place unknown. Nor have I found any church record there of their wedding.
I have a hint that they lived in Philadelphia. Perhaps they landed there, married there and had Mary there. If there is or was a St. Philomena Cemetery in Philadelphia, perhaps the children were born and died there.
Any help appreciated.

Surnames: BUZBY
Researcher: Lea Simitz
Date Posted: 3 January 2002

Mainly researching Buzby in the area of Oxford near Philadelphia.

My direct line is:
John Buzby 1638-1699 m. Mary Taylor
Richard Buzby 1671-1747 m. Hannah French
Isaac Buzby about 1740-? m. Eleanor
Isaac Buzby 1780-1849 m. Elizabeth
Isaac Buzby 1802-1849 m. Mary Greenwood
Richard Jonathan Buzby 1840-1932 m. Jane Gale
Harry Kirby Buzby 1867-1950 m. Anna Jane (Jennie) Cadwallader
Walter Alexander Buzby 1892-1981 m. Jennie Mabel Benner

Family Genealogy file available upon request.

Surnames: BAXTER
Researcher: Nancy Lee
Date Posted: 3 January 2002

I am looking for any information about my Grandfather John Hailstone Baxter. I am looking for any siblings or children he may have had. He was born about 1870 in Pa. and was put in a home when his Father died. He lost contact with his siblings. Please send me any information you may have. His mothers name was Elizabeth McPherson.

Researcher: Phil DeFalco
Date Posted: 29 December 2001

Maybe you can answer a question for me. I was going to order the film on birth records for Philadelphia from the Mormon Church to locate info on my grandmother. I know she had a daughter on August 7 1906 but I don't know the surname she was using at that time. Is there a chronological list of births for that year or are the only records listed by the doctor's name and his list of births for the year? The Mormon records seem to indicate that they are recorded by the doctor's name and if a chronological list is available it would save me considerable time in locating the record I need. Thanks for your help.

Researcher: Emma Lou Weldon
Date Posted: 29 December 2001

I am looking for info on the family of CULBERT NICHOLSON who married JANNET CANDOR 1736 in Philadelphia.

Surnames: MILES
Researcher: Lou Miles
Date Posted: 29 December 2001

I'm looking for the parents of Eli MILES. His information, some of mine and much from a professional researcher follows. I've been looking for his parents for 25 years. His son's name is John GILLINGHAM Miles. I think there's a clue on the GILLINGHAM, middle name. Could be the maiden name of Eli Miles' mother. Any clues, connections or help would be greatly appreciated.
My MILES Line:
Eli (Joshua?) MILES (My great-great grandfather)
Born:27 January, 1817 (Per Civil War enlistment papers) in Chester Co., PA
Married: 12 April 1846 in Sibley? Ray, Missouri to Nancy LUELLEN
(Married to a Margaret FORREST previously)
Died: 4 November 1901 in Junction City, Geary, Kansas

Mary A. MILES b. (1847) Clay Co., MO
John Gillingham MILES b. 4 Feb 1849 in Jackson Co., MO (My great-grandfather)
Samuel Dennis MILES b. (1851) in Ray Co., MO
Sarah Amanda MILES b. 28 June 1853 in Ray Co., MO
Emma MILES b. 20 June 1858 in Indianola, Jackson, Kansas
Amor/Amos MILES b. 20 June 1858 in Indianola, Jackson, Kansas

Some stories states that Eli may descend from an Albert Rufus MILES.s. This has some credibility in that Eli's son Samuel Dennis MILES named one of his sons Albert Rufus MILES.

The 1820 census of Chester County, PA shows only one head of household with a male child Eli's age, that being Samuel MILES. Samuel MILES does not appear on the 1830 census of Chester, so may have died or moved. In the 1840 Chester County Census, a Samuel MILES appears in the Pennsburg District. Next to him was the household of a Joshua MILES. This is important because Eli MILES' middle name is said to be Joshua and his son John GILLINGHAM MILES, also had a son he named Eli Joshua MILES. Civil War records exist on this other Joshua MILES found in the 1840 Chester Co. Census. In that census, Joshua MILES has a woman over 50 living in the household which may have been his widowed mother. Over 50 would have put her birth before 1790. Her last name may have been GILLINGHAM, the middle name that Eli MILES gave his son John.

In professional genealogical research I commissioned in the early 1990's, the following report on my MILES line was provided:

"There were six possible families in the 1820 census of Chester County to which Eli could have belonged. These families each had a son under the age of ten, which is how Eli would have been enumerated in the census. To reiterate those families, there were as follows:

Samuel - - - 100200-11100 Vincent
Eli had a son Samuel D. Miles born in Ray Co., MO where Eli was married in 1846.)

William 100010-30030 West Fallowfield
James 100030-20010 West Fallowfield
John 210110-20010 West Fallowfield
Frederick 220010-01010 Lower Oxford
Joseph 210001-12001 East Whiteland

Each of these families could be Eli's.

A line-by-line search of the 1830 census for Chester County, PA was done. Again, attention was focused on those families that had a son of the right age. Since Eli (age about 13) would have been listed as 10-15 during this census, only three families qualified to have possibly been his family. These were given thus:

Joseph 0010100-2000100
Nathaniel 0010110-1110020
William 0111001-0212001

Taking into account all of the various possibilities of children living with parents, grandchildren living with grandparents, along with death and migration, the most likely candidate and logical choice for the parentage of Eli is William MILES.

Although the 1790, 1800, and 1810 censuses for Chester County were extracted, this research effort did not shed either new light or contradictory evidence regarding the probability of William Miles as the father of Eli. No indication of the parentage of William was found in these records either.

Most of the MILES families in this vicinity will probably descend through Thomas MILES of Wales. It should also be pointed out that James MILES, of Sudbury Township, and Nathaniel, of Charlestown Township, are both strong possibilities for being Eli's MILES grandfather."

Thanks for any help. Hope I connect with another "cousin."

Researcher: Ted Tighe
Date Posted: 29 December 2001

I am looking for family information that is mostly based in Philadelphia.

Theodore Doras is my father. He was on a bomber crew in World War II, and graduated from Temple with a master’s degree in school psychology in 1949. He married Theresa A Tighe while at Temple after the war. She was born in 1926 in Audubon, NJ.

Theodore Doras’ father was Adam Peter Doras. He was a physician and certified as a dermatologist. He worked at The American Cancer Hospital, Fox Chase. He died in about 1956 in Philadelphia and his funeral was held at St Casmir’s church, which would make you think he had a Lithuanian connection. His wife’s maiden name was O’Zeller. He went to The University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate and Temple Medical School. I think he graduated in 1915 and served in the Army as a doctor.

This is about everything I know about the Doras side of the family. I would like to know much more. I have also not had much success with anything except getting the information from the Social Security about my father.

I would also like to trace the Tighe side of the family. Peter Tighe came from County Cavan, Ireland during the potato famine through Philadelphia and settled in Pottstown, PA. He worked on the railroad. His wife’s name was Catherine. They had six children (James, John, Owen, Dennis, Joseph and Mary).

James Fitzgerald Tighe was the son of Peter. He was born in Pottstown and lived most of his life in Philadelphia. He lived at least part of the time on Delancy Street. He was married to Mary Ellen Wallace the daughter of Thomas and Charlotte Wallace and born in Philadelphia. The marriage was November 27, 1889.

Charles I. Tighe was the son of James, born September 7, 1890. He was married to Frances J. v.Allend on March 14, 1913. They had three children (Catherine, Charles Jr and Theresa, my mother. Frances’ parents were Ferdinand and Pauline and she was born in Norristown, PA. Charles worked most of his life for the Philadelphia Gas Works. Lived at 5235 Delancy Street in Philadelphia in 1919.

Most family members on the Tighe side are buried at St. Dennis Cemetery in Ardmore, PA.
Can you help?

Surnames: POULSON
Researcher: Jim Poulson
Date Posted: 29 December 2001

My ancestor, Zachariah Poulson, is buried in the Upper Burying Ground in Germantown (we found out yesterday). He died in 1844 after a long and eventful life as a publisher and prominent Philadelphia citizen. His wife, Susanna Knorr, was from Germantown (we found she was baptized there in 1774, and married Zachariah in 1780). We would like to find out if she is also buried with him there in Germantown. Any help from anyone would be appreciated. We live in Omaha, Nebraska now so it makes it difficult to do on-site research! If someone can contact me from "on the ground" in the Philly area we have some other "missing links" we would like help with answers on. Thanks.

Surnames: WARREN
Researcher: L. Morimoto
Date Posted: 27 December 2001

According to his family bible, my gggrandfather was born on July 4, 1822 in Philadelphia. We have no information about who his parents were or if he had any siblings. Consequently I have no names to pass on except for his: George Washington Warren.

There was a rumour circulating at one point that he was orphaned and raised by a Quaker family, possibly in New York.

We have a complete genealogy of the family from George W. on down to present day and would be very interested in finding some documentation of his birth in Philadelphia and/or information on who his parents were.

Researcher:Nancy Bartoo
Date Posted: 22 December 2001

Years ago at a flea market I bought a small packet of identified old (ca 1860s) photos, including three from Philadelphia, and I've never been able to learn anything about these people. Can anyone tell me anything at all about a man named F. Brinton, a man named S. M. Bines, and a young woman identified as Tacy Bines? Tacy's photo is dated 1863. I assume that they were related or connected somehow, since their photos were all together and probably came out of some unfortunate old family album that a dealer took apart.

Surnames: CARD
Researcher:Nikki Eichwurtzle
Date Posted: 22 December 2001

I am looking for any information on a man by the name of T.C. Card. He is a distant cousin that was in the military. His tombstone reads, " T.C. Card Miss PFC Co. B 8617 DU b:11/12/1933 d:11/21/1954". We have been told by family members that he was stationed in Philadephia, PA and was living with his brother (Willie B Card) and sister-in-law there. We have also been told that just weeks before his discharge, he and two other men (possibly in service with him) robbed 2 banks in Philadelphia. They had made plans to rob a third, but were met at the bank by members of the police department and the FBI. He was shot by officers and the other two men may have been killed also. He was born and raised in Mississippi and his body was returned to Webster Co., MS where he is buried.

I have obtained a copy of his obituary that states he was living in Philadelphia, but does not state how he died. His parents, brothers and sisters are all deceased. Our family members are now trying to locate any information on his death, anyone who may have been in service with him at that time, or anyone who may remember any of these events, if they actually took place. Thanks in advance!!!

Surnames: COMBS
Researcher:M. Voss
Date Posted: 22 December 2001

I am looking for information regarding Gilbert Combs. He was listed on the 1850 census as a teacher. I have a 1963 letter saying he ran a seminary and music school in Philadelphia . Also that he was active as an elder in the Sixth Presbyterian church there. I do not have a death date or other information regarding Gilbert and any possible relatives. Would appreciate any information that can be found.

Researcher:Richard W. Nichuals
Date Posted: 22 December 2001

I'm trying to find out who, what, where, etc. on my mothers side of the family. My mothers name is MARY ELIZABETH NICHUALS (SEMPLE). She was born in 1909 and died in 1989. Her parents were WILLIAM (C ?) SEMPLE and mother MINERVA ( MINNIE) SEMPLE (NAGLE). There is a HUGH D. SEMPLE who was married to a MARY C. SEMPLE of Beverly in the state of New Jersey. Hugh died in 1893 and was buried in NORTHWOOD CEMETERY. Lot #182 section Linden. The undertaker was Harold B. Mulligan. Address 2526 North Tenth street corner of Germantown Avenue. The earliest address I have on my mother is 1035 W Cambria St. I believe all the information is in or around Philadelphia. On my side of the family I'm ok up to my great grandfather who was a Richard P. Nichuals. He lived with my grandfather who was Richard D. at 6610 Limekilne Pike in Germantown PA. I do know that he served in the Union army. His date of death unknown. These two names go back to the 1890 PA city directory. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

This is all the positive information that I have to go on.

Researcher:Julia A. Krutilla
Webpage: Julia A. Heaton Krutilla's Ancestor Page
Date Posted: 22 December 2001

Seeking documented parents of Abner H. HEATON b. 7 Feb 1810, PHILADELPHIA, PA (according to his Jeff. Co., OH death cert.) d. 1890 Jeff. Co., OH, Father b. PA, Mother b. NJ (according to 1880C). Possible Quakers as they are buried in Short Creek Quaker Cemetery, Jeff. Co., OH.

Abner HEATON married 1832 Lower Makefield Twp., Bucks Co., PA to Elizabeth HEATON b. 1809 Westhoughton, Lancashire Co., Eng. (d/o Wm & Ann MATHER HEATON). 7 known children: Mary Ann b. 1835 PA, Elizabeth b. 1837 PA, Lucy b. 1838 PA, Samuel H. b. 1842 OH; Amanda b. 1844 OH; Cornelius "Neil" b. 1848 OH; Jane "Jennie" M. b. 1853 OH.

Abner HEATON and his wife Elizabeth with children and in-laws (the HESTONs, STOOPs, and WINNERs) moved to Jefferson Co., OH around 1838, and parts further west to IL.

Could Abner be a descendant of the early HEATON'S of Philadelphia? Also seeking info on the early family of John HEATON living on Second Street (across from William Penn) in the map entitled, "Philadelphia as William Penn Knew it 1684" in the book, Passenger and Ships Prior to 1684 Penn's Colony.

Surnames: McNULTY
Researcher:Al McNulty
Date Posted: 13 December 2001

I am searching for the death date of my Great Grand Father, William H. McNulty. I have found the following on the computer. He answered the 1880 census & said he was 38 (born in 1842, my calulation).He gave other family information which is not important. In 1890 on the non-census, reading, he said that he was a laborer & lived at 2206 Alter,Philadelphia,Pa,( This information was in the 1880 census), This is the last I heard of him on the Internet. In my search of the Mount Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia, I discovered that he was listed, by the cemetery records as buried in December 1914. However his son, my grand father Henry H. McNulty death certificate said that he was buried in the same cemetery. Also his death certificate said he died 12/5/1914 & buried12/10/1914.

At my request the cemetery folks searched the year before & the year after for Henry H. McNulty & didn't find his grave. They wouldn't search beyond that. So I have, I believe, William as listed at the same time that Henry was buried & no trace of Henry.Althought I have his death certificate & I don't have William's.

So I am requesting that you find Henry's grave & William if possible & his date of death. Thanks you very much. If you need more nformation please advise.

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