Philadelphia County, PAGenWeb Project

Old Queries (July 2004 - Dec 2004)

Surnames: WILLARD
Researcher: Ray Peterson
Date Posted: 17 Dec 2004

I have been tracking my Willard family from Ohio and east across PA. The head of the family was Ludwig (Louis or Lewis) Willard wife unknown. His children include Susannah Mary b1776, Henry b 1777, Mary b1780, Maria b1784, Jacob b1786, Elizabeth Abt 1788, Catherine Abt 1789, Rachel b1794 and Samuel b 1799. My Willard family came from Switzerland where Louis, Susannah, Henry, Mary, Maria and Jacob were born. Immigration has been found to be about 1790 probably into Philadelphia. I have been looking for an immigration record so that the germeide can be located in Switzerland. There is a Jean Jacques Villard and wife Susanne Marie with children almost identical to the above Willard family mentioned. Arrival in Philadelphia was 7 Jul 1788 aboard the Le Brie. Can anyone help me with the Ludwig Willard family and maybe a possible link to Jean Jacques Villard?

Surnames: CLINE
Researcher: Claudia
Date Posted: 17 Dec 2004

I have been searching many years for any info on my grandfather with no luck. I have been told that he died in Bristol, in either 1957 0r 1958. My sister has been to Bristol searching for if on him to no avail. I was told he was living in a rooming house in Bristol at the time of his death. I have no idea who would have taken care of his funeral. His wife and children were all in NJ at that time. Would you have any suggestions how I might obtain an obit or death record for him. I tried once for a death record but was told I would need a better date of death as they would only research three months for anyone. My grandfathers name was Oakford Frazier Cline and to the best of my knowledge he was born in NJ. I live in KY so it is extremely hard to find anything. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Researcher: Kay
Date Posted: 10 Dec 2004

My Great Grandfather was born in Germany and when he was abt 17 or 18, abt 1869, he stowed away on a ship (to avoid conscription into the war) and ended up in Philadelphia.

Are there any records for names or information about stowaways on ships in the Philadelphia port during the 1869 period???


Researcher: Carol Pike
Date Posted: 10 Dec 2004

I obtained my grandfather's death certificate from Dec 1917. The certificate said he was buried in North Mt or Mc Moriah Cemetery. I called Mt. Moriah and they said he was not there, and they weren't the same as North Mt. Moriah. They didn't, however, know where North Mt. Moriah is. Does anyone know? Possibly if someone has a Philadelphia phone book listing from that era that cemetery and address might be listed? My grandfather's name was Harold Bundick Shill and he died on 6 Dec 1917 and was buried on 8 Dec. I would appreciate anybody's help as I plan to be in that area around Christmas and was really hoping to visit my grandfather's grave - now I don't know where it is. Thank you

Surnames: CLARK
Researcher: Debbe
Date Posted: 10 Dec 2004

They moved between Buck county and Philadelphia... I am trying to FIND the missing children - if anyone can go to Vital statistic and TRACK this down and I will be glad to pay for time and copies...

Harry Merrick CLARK was born in Oct 1876 in Brownsburg, Bucks, Pa. He lived 441 Percy ST. in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. in Aug 1898. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. He died on 12 Mar 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. He lived 5626 Palethorpe Street in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa in Mar 1920. He was buried on 16 Mar 1920 in Oakland Cemetery Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. He was ill with Angina Pectoris 1920--March in Philadelphia , Philadelphia, Pa..

<>Harry Merrick CLARK and Clara Louise HUDSON obtained a marriage license on 24 Jul 1898 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. They were married on 2 Aug 1898 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. <>

Clara Louise HUDSON (daughter of Charles Furness HUDSON and Clara Louise HOLSTON) was born on 9 Jan 1880 in Wilmington, New Castle, De. She was baptized on 29 Oct 1882 in Wilmington, New Castle, De. She appeared in the census in 1900 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. She appeared in the census in 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. She was ill with Nephritis in 1925 in Abington Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.. She died on 25 Sep 1925 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.. She was buried on 29 Sep 1925 in Oakland Cemetery Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.. Harry Merrick CLARK and Clara Louise HUDSON had the following children: <>

THEY HAD Supposedly 13 children <>
i. Naomi Isabelle CLARK (born on 27 Feb 1901). BUCK COUNTY <>
ii. Harry Hudson CLARK (born on 1 Jan 1904). BUCK COUNTY
iii. Ledru R. CLARK II was born on 3 Jul 1905 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. He was ill with Pseud. Membranous Croup on 22 Jul 1907 in 2022 Lippincitt St. Phila.Phila.Pa.. He died on 23 Jul 1907 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. He was buried on 23 Jul 1907 in Oakland Cemetery Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.. HAVE A CERT ALREADY
iv. Charles Furness CLARK (born on 4 Mar 1907). BUCK COUNTY
v. Clara Cordelia CLARK (born on 25 Jun 1910). BUCK COUNTY
vi. Irma Amelia CLARK (born on 6 Mar 1912).
vii. Ruth Edith CLARK (born on 14 Feb 1916).
viii. Adelaide Margaret CLARK (born on 15 Mar 1919).
ix. Elwood Harold CLARK (born on 12 Apr 1920).
Harvey and Arthur 5 jun 1909

Surnames: TREXLER
Researcher: Steve Goodwin
Date Posted: 10 Dec 2004

I am trying to find anything I can On John James Trexler 1864-1915 in Germantown. I do know he worked for a tool company. And was married to Sarah.

Surnames: LEE
Researcher: Doc
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2004

I am looking for any inforamtion on Earl L Lee born1887, father John S. Lee born1848, mother Ella L Lee born 1850 and sister Mary born 1883. They lived on Tasker Street in 1900/

Surnames: FRANCIS
Researcher: Linda
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2004

Information from Ellis Island:
Arrived on February 3, 1911, Ship Saint Paul
Port Southampton

Winnifred Francis age 40(Ellis Island had wrong age and listed as 30) born Worcester single (her husband John Francis was dead by that time) Winnifred Josephine Francis her daughter age 16 (born 1895) born in Jersey, Channel Islands

Lucy Maud Francis daughter age 12 (born 1899) born in London Bethnal Green)

There information agrees with 1901 census for Britain and Wales. At that time they lived in Wales. Where John Francis was a hotel porter.

They moved to Philadelphia and lived with a Mrs. Books or Booker who is shown as friend of family. Mrs. Winnifred Francis's closest relative listed in Britain was Mrs. Wright in London , England.

The 1920 census shows a Mrs. Louise M. Booker and her husband Marrion (Maurice shown on Ellis Island) in Philadelphia 1920 census. Also my friend was only able to find Lucy Maud Francis living in Philadelphia in 1920 and she was boarding at a Mrs. Walker's place and worked as a telephone operator.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. I was thrilled to find these people in Ellis Island I have been checking Wales and Channel islands for them for the last few years. Thanks again for any advice. Would like to get in touch with anyone researching this family. I have information going back to 1700 on John Francis's family in Dorset .

Surnames: DIEHL
Researcher: Jill
Date Posted: 01 Dec 2004

I am looking for any information regarding my ancestor Adolph and Mary Diehl. They were married in Philadelphia area and had several children, Charles, Amelia, Mary, Anna and Edward. Mary died in1910 and Adolph in 1918. How can I find out who their parents were? Any help would be appreciated.


Researcher: Frank Mack
Date Posted: 01 Dec 2004

I am looking for any information concerning ďThe Oxford and Lower Dublin Poor HouseĒ. The 1880 Census of Philadelphia (Roll # 1182 Pages 66A) shows that this facility may have been located on (what was then) Township Line Road in the township(s) that were then known as Oxford and Lower Dublin NE of Philadelphia. I would like to try and locate the facility and any records that may have been kept for people who resided there. My great grandfather Walter Cooney (1876-1933) is shown residing here in 1880 Census at the age of 4 along with his 4 brothers ĖAndrew 10, James 8, Thomas 6 and Daniel 2. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: REA
Researcher: P. Emile Carr
Date Posted: 01 Dec 2004

Need any information regarding Jeremiah REA, engraver who lived in Philadelphia between 1860 and 1900. Anyone know the whereabouts of his business papers? He was part of the firm of Probasco, REA, & Sharp. They engraved books for the publishing firm of Dustin, Gilman and Co., Richmond, VA and Hartford, CT. Thanks.

Researcher: Norman Ferris
Date Posted: 01 Dec 2004

Subject: Benjamin Moran (1820-1886), whose diary I have but I need biographical information re his mother & father (William) & brother(s)--one named William, who was a journalist--& his sister & especially his heir(s). B. Moran was b. in Chester County and worked as a young man for a book dealer in Philadelphia. He traveled in England in the early 1850s, wrote about it, married an English mill girl, worked as a secretary in the U.S. legation in London from 1857 to 1875, rep the U.S. in Lisbon Portugal until becoming ill in early 1880s, & died at Brocking Hall, Essex, England. No children. Any information at all about B. Moran &/or his family would be greatly appreciated.

Researcher: Theresa
Date Posted: 01 Dec 2004

Need help with documenting the following people and their parents from Harrisburg. Harriet Gensler-Atkinson, (who was her husband?). Suzanna Matilda Gross married Thomas Keagle (he owned a livery stable destroyed by fire in early 1900's). All were Penna-Dutch and born in 1800's.


Researcher: Stacie Benyish
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2004

There is very little info. on my family name BENYISH. I do know that there is a 1917-1918 WWI Draft Reg Card on file with Phila. as the place of registration. I would appreciate any info. you could provide (names, images, etc.) The last name Benyish was changed from something, but the less than 10 living Benyish's nationwide don't know from what. Immigrated from Czech or Austria I'm guessing late 1800's. John Benyish married Anna Finyonski (from Czech/Austria) according to son George's s.s. app. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Surnames: MORGAN
Researcher: Dawna
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2004

I'm looking for Information on a Rev. F.W. Morgan, Who died in Philadelphia Pa on June 19th 1890 at the age of 26. Thanks

Surnames: BRADFORD
Researcher: David Bradford
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2004

My great-grandfather's name was Charles Bradford who lived in Philadelphia area and owned a chocolate factory (Not Hersheys from what my Dad says). He died in either 1952 or 1953. He lived in a wealthy (obviously) area of town. His second wife's name was Martha.

Here is my request. I would like to know what cemetary he is buried in, his birth date and place, any information about his first wife (name,birth/death dates,etc.) (reason is that my grandfather's mother was his first wife), and then his ancestry with ANY information about them, and lastly where the information regarding any of the above is located.

Thank You

Surnames: MILLER
Researcher: Karen Huck
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2004

I am looking for an obiturary for Emma S. (Carr) Miller. She died December 19, 1939 in Philadelphia. She was living at 2350 E. Fletcher at that time. Where would I write to obtain a copy of this obituary?

Surnames: MERRYMAN
Researcher: Edwin C. Merryman
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2004

Looking for informatin on the family of Samuel G. and Sidney (Jones) (1.Jenkins) Merryman in Philidelphia ca 1891. Children were Emma Jenkins, George H. Merryman, Samuel Richard Merryman, Blanche Merryman, Grace Merryman and Chester Labin Merryman. They were from Wheeling, W. Va.

Researcher: V. Kennedy
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2004

I am researching my family who lived in Phila. and Germantown. The name of Owen Ashton (who moved to Perry Co.) and William Heritage. They attended St. Micahel's Church. Also Knaus.

Researcher: Sandra
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2004

I am looking for a list of townships in Philadelphia County during the Revolutionary War time. Can anyone send me a list or tell me where to find them online? Thank you very much.

Surnames: SMART
Researcher: Maggie
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2004

Looking for a civil war veteran, Andrew Jackson Smart, born around 1831 died January 1, 1867. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Surnames: DEVINE
Researcher: Sally
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2004

Looking for information on Timothy Devine married to Anna McGrath. Both born in Ireland. Lived in Philadelphia 1851-1861. Their son Thomas Devine was my great gradfather. At some point, Thomas moved to New Jersey and worked for a railroad. Thomas married Mary Dunn born in Hoboken, NJ.


Surnames: MOON
Researcher: Tony Fiala
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2004

Looking for information on Henry Moon and his wife Margaret. Shows up on 1880 census and then disappears. They had four children Margaret, William, Edwin and Jennie. Any help would be appreciated.

Researcher: Steve Goodwin
Date Posted: 19 Nov 2004

I have been looking for a way to find my Great Grandfather's parents.

He died in 1916. I can NOT find him on any census images. He is buried in North Woods Cemetery.

The info I know is John James Trexler 1866 married to Sarah Jane Detwiler 1866. Children and birth dates John James 1896, Daniel D. 1893 William Harry 1900, Edward 1902. & Mary Jane 1907.


Researcher: Carol Ford
Date Posted: 19 Nov 2004

I have a very poor copy of a Public Ledger January 7, 1865. It shows a marriage of Freytag Groves and Mary Louisa Teal (my ancestors) by Guilck? Van Aken pastor of German (something) Church. I am wondering if any one has information on this pastor or the church and where it was or is located. Thanks very much.

Surnames: McCAULEY
Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 19 Nov 2004

Searching for the family of John McCauley who was born, lived and died in Phil Co in 1760. His son Jacob moved to Stephenson Co., IL in the 1850's.

Surnames: GRAHAM
Researcher: Leslie
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2004

I'm trying to find out some information about my Great Grandfather. His name was Robert B. Graham. He was born in Ireland in 1843, immigrated to the US (Philadelphia) in 1866 and married Catherine Wilson sometime between 1866 and 1869. I'm trying to find a record of their marriage. Can you help???

Surnames: STACK
Researcher: Betty Jo
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2004



Surnames: BRULAND
Researcher: Hallvard A. Vie - Norway
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2004

I am a Norwegian searching for my grand aunt Oleani Bergitte Bruland (this name was recorded when she immigrated in 1904). She had a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Webb, who in 1966 is mentioned in the obituary of her uncle Benedect Bruland, Minneapolis, as his only surviver. If I can find out more about Margaret I guess I will find out more about her mother.

In the National Obituary Archive I found one Margaret P. Webb who passed away on 19 February 2001 and her last known place of residence for was Philadelphia, PA.

I would be most grateful for any advise.

Surnames: HUBER
Researcher: David Huber
Date Posted: 11 Nov 2004

I am looking for some of my family who left Austria in the 1800s.

The surname is Huber I am looking up.

My Grand father's name is John Frederick Huber. He came from Austria. The Austrian German border. He was a farmer so if any body has information please contract me on my email address.

Thanks for your time

Researcher: Karen Earls
Date Posted: 11 Nov 2004

I have been told that Adam Fratrik married Katarina Wrubel (Wrobel) at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Philadelphia. I believe it may have been 1910. Does anyone have information regarding the church or possibly how I can get records?.

Also- I am looking for information for Childs Restaurant in Philadelphia as well as Earley's Restaurant. Location and possibly how to find more information regarding these two businesses.

Thank you for any help given.

Surnames: BELSHAW
Researcher: Marlene
Date Posted: 11 Nov 2004

Could you tell me where to look for an obit Index of the city.

I am looking for a husband and wife who both died between 1920 and 1930 (According to the census stuff), leaving two young children.

Their names are Robert Belshaw and Gertrude Belshaw. They were living beside his sister and husband (Thomas Sigg) in 1920, and then his sister is there showing the two children as adopted.

I am looking for obits first, and they are cheaper than trying to get death records.

I guess the other option would be a death record index that would give me solid dates, and then I could go look for an obit.

I appreciate your help.

Researcher: Eileen Morrison
Date Posted: 11 Nov 2004

Emma Virginia BRYANT married a Mr. Burns or Burnes and had a daughter, Ethel Burns, born 12/15/1886 in Philadelphia. A few years later, Emma married a John Sparks, who gave Ethel his last name. Mr. Burns had died, we gather, and so had Mr. Sparks first wife. We do not know who this Mr. Burns was, and are trying to find any information. Ethel grew up on 15th Street and also on Thompson Street in Philadelphia. Her daughter is my mother. Thank you.

Surnames: DUFFY
Researcher: Kelley
Date Posted: 9 Nov 2004

I found my grandmother on Ellis Island listing and it said she was coming to see her brother John J. Duffy at 3162 Tulip street Philadelphia. This was in 1922 so I was trying to find John Duffy in the 1920 census and there are a lot of John's in Philly. Can you help me fiqure out what ED# he might be in for Tulip street. I'm hoping he lived in the same area for a couple of years.

Thank you

Researcher: Glenda Armstrong
Date Posted: 9 Nov 2004

I am researching the Armstrong family. I am looking for a Jackson Armstrong from Pa., who married a Phoebe Turnipseed. I am at a dead end, and would like to know who his parents were, or names of his siblings. I would appreciate any info. Thanks

Researcher: Rhonda
Date Posted: 3 Nov 2004

Do you have any idea what a Marine Asylum is? I've located a Talman in the 1860 Census who is listed as living there. Thanks for any help you can give me!

Surnames: SWEET
Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 29 October 2004

Can anyone tell me more about William (F.) Sweet's family ... parents, siblings, etc?

There is a William Sweet in the 1860 census (p. 437 20th Ward 1st Division Philadelphia city census taken on 31st July) with the Joseph Sweet family. Joseph was 44 years old, a tailor, born in Pennsylvania. His wife is Elizabeth, 31 years old born in England. Siblings show as Francis, 15 (male), and Catherine, 9. There is a Thomas Miller living with them who is 27 years old and a plasterer (most likely a relative perhaps of Elizabeth). Thomas and the children were all born in Pennsylvania William is shown as 5 years old. Is this my William F. Sweet?


1. William (F.) SWEET was born in 1854 in Pennsylvania, USA.

He was married to Emma UNKNOWN. Emma UNKNOWN was born in 1858 in Virginia, USA. William F. SWEET and Emma UNKNOWN had the following children:

2. Frank SWEET was born in 1872 in Susquehanna City, Pennsylvania
3. Katie SWEET was born in 1876 in Pennsylvania, USA.
4. Emma SWEET was born in 1879 in Pennsylvania, USA.

Note: According to the LDS files, William and family were in the 1880, Philadelphia, PA census.

The 1880 Philadelphia City Directory Reads: Sweet William F., driver, h 1019 Arazona [should read Arizona].


2. Frank SWEET was born in Jan 1872 in Susquehanna City, Pennsylvania, USA. He died in Jan 1952.

He was married to Clara LENHART (daughter of Henry F. LENHART, born in NY and Phoebe BANKS born in Pennsylvania) in 1892. Clara LENHART was born on 24 Aug 1878 in Wood County, Wisconsin, USA. She died on 29 Aug 1924. Frank SWEET and Clara LENHART had the following children:

5. Harry SWEET was born in Sep 1893 in York Town, Clark County, Wisconsin, USA.

6. Guerney SWEET was born in Apr 1896 in Clark County, Wisconsin, USA.

7. Murl (Merle) SWEET was born in Nov 1894 in Clark County, Wisconsin, USA.

8. Theresa (Tess) Mae SWEET was born on 29 Oct 1898 in Granton, Wisconsin.

9. Beatrice SWEET was born on 20 Mar 1902 in Wood County, Wisconsin.

10. Gilbert SWEET was born on 25 Dec 1904.

Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 29 October 2004

I would like to find a death record for Heber SQUIRE/SQUIER, b 5/23/1828 in Charlotte, VT. and died in Philadelphia, Pa. sometime in 1883. He lived in Grand Haven, MI and had gone to Philadelphia to see about his investments and got sick and died in Philadelphia. Have no exact death date.

Researcher: Jackie Perry
Date Posted: 29 October 2004

I am trying to obtain a copy of the following pages of "Bean's Montgomery Co., PA.," 819-, 971

Thanks for any help

Researcher: XXXXX
Date Posted: 26 October 2004

I am searching for any information on the Marriott family living in Philadelphia (as well as Burlington, NJ) in colonial times.

Isaac Marriott, b. 1660 in England, d. 1712 in Burlington, NJ
Married Susannah Field in 1699 in NJ

Benjamin Marriott (Merritt), son of Isaac & Susannah, was born in 1705 in Burlington, NJ
Married Sarah Crosby in 1731

Joseph Marriott was born in 1732, son of Benjamin & Sarah
Married Martha Naylor in NJ 1771

Stacy Marriott, son of Joseph & Martha, born in 1774 in Philadelphia
Married Ann Elizabeth Turner in 1796 in Philadelphia

George Marriott, son of Stacy & Ann, born in 1816 in either Philadephia or Burlington, NJ
Married Barbara MacAdams in an unknown location , 1835 and at some point they moved to Hamilton County, OH


Surnames: Masterton
Researcher: Richard Masterton
Date Posted: 26 October 2004

Hello I am seeking any information ( husband/family/decendants) of a woman: Sarah Masterton who lived at 1314 Germantown Ave Phil. Pa in 1916- 1920 era. She had a son William b June 10,1897 who lived with her, who joined the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in WW1 in Toronto. They were of the Pres. relgion.

That about all I know but wondering if she may have been my great great Aunt b 1870 out of the Masterton's of Kent County New Brunswick Canada. If so I have all her lineage.


Surnames: EVANS
Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 23 October 2004

I am seeking the birth date and place of Violet Evans, year of birth was 1907, Her parents were Frederick and Mary Anne Evans, immigrants from Wales. Any information on the arrival of the parents to the USA would also be helpful.

Surnames: HOUSMANN
Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 23 October 2004

I am trying to find out information on my grandmother's parents. My grandmother, Helen Marie Housmann, was born in Port Richmond, PA, on May 21, 1881, and baptized at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church on May 29, 1881. Her mother's maiden name was Helen Sweeney and her father's name was Henrick (Harry) Housmann. The name must have been changed because my grandmother's name on her marriage certificate is Johnson. My grandmother had three siblings: Henry (Harry) Johnson (or maybe Housmann); Caroline; and John. My grandmother was orphaned at around age 6, 7, 8 which would have been 1887-89. Her parents died of either Typhus or Typhoid.

Whenever I tried to find out about them I get referred to either and that is so expensive.

Researcher: John C. Goodchild
Date Posted: 18 October 2004

Does anyone know what John F. Kennedy Boulevard was called before the name was changed?


Surnames: LYON
Researcher: Loren Lyon
Date Posted: 18 October 2004

Interested in information regarding:

William Luther Lyon b. Feb 5, 1885 Charleston or Byrnside WV. d. March 1969 -SSN 159-34-0654 electrical engineer in Philadelphia from early 1900's. Anecdotal information says that he owned an electrical manufacturing company in Philadelphia during WWII. Wife Dorothy, much younger. Brother Gilbert Anderson Lyon b. 1886 d.1960 Seattle. Mother Sarah Elizabeth Settliffe b. Pittsylvania county, Virginia d. 1938 Marshall, Missouri. Father James Charles Lyon b. VA ca 1860 1888

Thanks for any help.

Surnames: TREIBLEY
Researcher: Ruth Holloman
Date Posted: 17 October 2004

I am trying to find information on the orphanage that my grandfather Milton Fulmer Treibley and his brother and sisters were sent to in the early 1900. Milton was born in 1904 in Milton Pa. Northumberland County . He was baptised in Shamokin Pa. in 1910. He lived with the Rhoades family in Irish Valley Pa. He did not take there name. His brother Frank ,who is younger, was adopted by the Britt family and lived in Tioga county Pa. Dolly was not adopted and eventualy went to live with an Aunt Ruby Love in Pen Yan New York.The last child Mary was not adopted and she ended up in New Berlin Pa. She died in the late 40's .

It is believed they lived in Shamokin Pa. till there mother Elizabeth (Lloyd) left the family , and their father Charles E. H. Treibley put them in the orphanage. I have no dates for the other children , no one in my family can remember anything , we were always told we don't want to know .Now everyone os dead who could tell us anything and I don't know how to get the information. I tried the court house and got nowhere . Can any one help me.

Researcher: John J. Cahill
Date Posted: 15 October 2004

Any idea where I might find information on the Vincum Football Club of Philadelphia. There was once a family picture of this club, taken in 1912, which included my Grandfather, Alexander Hann, who died in the flu epidemic in 1918. An archived picture would be a real treasure. Any suggestions?

Researcher: Linda Bautz McKenna
Date Posted: 15 October 2004

I am searching the following:

Peter PAUTZ (BAUTZ) arrived Philly in 1907 (died by 1930 in Philly area)

joined sister Maria BAUTE (BAUTZ)
who lived on ?Tok or Jok Ave.

John (Johann) BAUTZ arrived 1909

Magdalena "Lena" Mayer arrived 1910
( all from the BAnat region of Austra-Hungary/Rumania)

John and Lena married 29 Dec 1911 or 12 in Philadelphia.

Had 3 daughters: Christina, who died as a child in Philly. Lena b abt 1916 and Catherine "Kate" b abt 1918.

Any info greatly appreciated.

Researcher: Peg Fitzpatrick
Date Posted: 13 October 2004

Could someone find more info on the following for me?

Florence Fitzpatrick b 20 Ju 1863 Phil PA
Father Florence
Mother Fidelia
Batch C729767
Dates 1862-1863
Source Call # 1289308

Our relative, Florence (male) Fitzpatrick was naturalized in Pa in 1860.

Surnames: WALTERS
Researcher: Tom Emory
Date Posted: 15 October 2004

Trying to find out more about my mothers family who's last name was Walters. My grandfather was Howard Marvin Walters Born: 05/02/1906 Phila, PA to William F. Walters & Helen May Struble both from Phila, PA. Been running into alot of dead ends about my Walters connection. Any help you can supply or point me in the right direction would be great. Thanks for your time and trouble,

Surnames: ADAM
Researcher: Barbara A. Grove
Date Posted: 15 October 2004

I would like to be able to locate the grave of my twin brother, who only lived three or four weeks. We were born in Germantown Hospital, and he was buried in Germantown at a cemetary designed by Germantown Hospital.

Thank you for your help. I have never seen the location where he was buried.

Surnames: BRADY
Researcher: Betty Whitlock
Date Posted: 13 October 2004

Looking for any info on the family of Frank and Mary (Grube) Brady. Their children were: James Robert "Jim" Brady, Betty (Brady) Kelly, Frances (Brady) Degore, and Miriam or Marian Brady (married name unknown).

Some of the places they may have lived were, Albion(?), and Bridesburg. Mary (Grube) Brady died in Philadelphia, PA in 1956, according to her obit.

Any help much appreciated.

Researcher: Bonnie Chriestenson
Date Posted: 2 October 2004

am trying to find some info out on a john patterson and anne scott,married supposingly jan.1,1838.they had a daugther isabella s. patterson born:feb.27,1842 in philadelphia.possibly had another child,that might not have lived.anne was born in ireland and not sure when she came to the states.any knowledge of this patterson and the family would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: KRUSEN
Researcher: Alan Krusen
Date Posted: 28 September 2004

I am seeking information on my GGGFather,Miles Addis Krusen. Born 3/10/1826 around Germantown or Bucks County.Married 2/20/1850 Susannah Collingsgrove,born 10/6/1828 in PA.After their marriage they moved to Burtonsville,Montgomery Co.,MD. where they are both buried.Also would like to hear from any descendants of Dr. Wilmer Krusen of Philadelphia.

Researcher: Lucy Hastings
Date Posted: 06 September 2004

I would like to contact anyone who has done research on the Swartz family in Philadelphia. In particular, I am looking for a connection to the Crossley family: Ann Crossley married Harry Swartz in Philadelphia-date unknown,but probably between 1912 and 1922.

Thank you.

Researcher: Eileen Morrison
Date Posted: 05 September 2004

My great grandparents, John Arthur Sparks married Emma Bryant Burnes around 1886 - 1890 in the Orphan's Court, Philadelphia County, PA. My mother and I would like more information about the first husband of Emma - Mr. Burnes. We do not know his first name or anything. Any information would be welcome. The daughter of Mr. Burnes and Emma was Ethel Burnes, later adopted my John A. Sparks as Ethel Sparks, my maternal grandmother.

Thank you for any help.

Researcher: Virginia
Date Posted: 30 August 2004

The Honorable Thomas B. Florence was a PA. congressman from 1851 to 1861. He married Lucy E. Norman - both of Philadelphia.

Is anyone researching this family? I have much to share -EXCEPT FOR THE DATE OF THEIR MARRIAGE which I assume to be about 1840 in St.Georges' Methodist Episcopal, Philadelphia.

Many thanks

Surnames: REA
Researcher: Bob
Date Posted: 28 August 2004

I am looking for :
Thomas Claxton Rea - b: 1837
Aimee Rea (Lafort) - b: 1840
Thomas Claxton Rea (Jr) - b; 1860

Believed to be Philadelphia county.

Surnames: MILLER
Researcher: Claude Miller
Date Posted: 28 August 2004

Iíve recently found that my Grandfather, Peter Stewart Miller was born in Philadelphia, PA, on 8 January, 1891, and his fatherís name was also Peter Miller, and his motherís name was Jean Miller (Iím not sure of her maiden name, but both probably born in or near Ayr, Scotland).

If anyone has any information about him or his parents, I would appreciate that information.

My Grandmotherís name was Sarah Wilson, born in Millville, NJ, daughter of John Wilson and daughter of Sarah McDonald, both born in Scotland.

Surnames: WOODWARD
Researcher: Linda Hahn
Date Posted: 20 August 2004

I am looking for information about my great grandfather, Thomas Woodward. My records show he was born in Phila, PA in approximately 1850.

Thank you,

Surnames: EVANS
Researcher: Dale McDowell Evans
Date Posted: 14 August 2004

I have reason to believe that Col. John Evans (Lt. Gov. 1704 - 1709) was a relative of my 6g grandfather, William Evans (d. abt. 1757). My brother has the original sheepskin deed for 1000a originally obtained by John from William Penn (patented Nov. 10, 1717). The land passed from John Evans to John Moore, his father-in-law, and thence to William Evans in about 1730/31. I would like any information either confirming or contradicting the family relationship between John & William Evans. If a family connection can be established, I would like any available additional information on their ancestors and on John's descendants.

I would be very grateful for any help along these lines.

Surnames: Dudley
Researcher: Craig Dudley
Date Posted: 14 August 2004

I am looking for info on living decendants and information on ancestors of the dudley family whose farms were located where the n.e. airport is now located. particularly mary bonner shives (b.oct 17, 1843)whose father was issac( a neighboring farmer). she married my g.g. grandfather charles milton dudley(b. july 1, 1836). my g. grandfather was howard newton dudley who married kate l. about 1890. his sons were twins; howard newton jr and oscar (b. apr 30, 1898). howard newton jr. married helen buchman nichols(b. june 1, 1900) whose father was william nichols(b. dec 28, 1868) and mother was amanda knight buchman(b. oct 17, 1872). i am able to share some info but wish more and it would be good to connect with lost family.


Surnames: BOTILLER
Researcher: Janet R. Clifford
Date Posted: 14 August 2004

Do you have any information regarding Frank D. Botiller who died in the early 1950's? His family home was located at 9481 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA. He may have been buried in a family plot at the Holy Cross Cemetary on Slauson Avenue, but am not sure. He also had a cousin named Tom Botiller that lived in Los Angeles.

Frank had a sister named Cecilia Botiller (never married) and a sister named Ida who married a man named Agnus Lindley. It would be helpful if you also had the name of his father and mother.

I would appreciate any information you can give me.

Researcher: Duane White
Date Posted: 14 August 2004

I am looking for the death date of Agnes Longstreth Taylor. She was the Author of The Longstreth Family Record. She lived in the Philadelphia area for many years.

Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 14 August 2004

I am trying to get information about my motherís side. My mother has recently passed and I donít know much about that side of the family. Her parents (my grandparents) have also passed, my grandmother just 4 months ago. Their names were Aloysius A. Kelly and Marie Kelly. They both resided in the Philadelphia area. I have been trying to find obituaries for my grandfather who died in 1981 to get what his parents names were or siblings but I was unsuccessful. If you have any information please let me know.

Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 14 August 2004

Hi there - we live in Alaska, and are seeking the obituary of Mr. Richard Yacoubian who lived in Philadelphia, PA (actually Landsdowne, we think).

Mr. Yacoubian died recently, and we would like his obituary.

Can you get that obituary and send it you us, please, or can you tell us who can?

Surnames: CAMPBELL
Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 9 August 2004

Looking for information on Catherine Campbell (husband possibly John Campbell) lived in Philadelphia City Ward 46 from 1880. Daughter is Jennie Cambell Hawthorne whose son is James Taylor Hawthorne. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 9 August 2004

Does anyone know where to find information of passenger arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia in 1817? I have looked in "Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819" but my Nicholas Nussbaum is not listed. I know this information to be correct as his Intent to Naturalize lists name, arrival port, year of emigration, age, birth year, etc.

Thank you.

Researcher: Mike Murphy
Date Posted: 8 August 2004

I'm looking for anyone who may have information on the House of the Good Shepherd, Phila., PA circa 1930 where two of my relatives were incarcerated. It was located at 35th and Fairmount Sts.

Also, anyone researching Murphy, Grady, and Leonard from the Phila., PA area.

Researcher: Glenda Shay
Date Posted: 8 August 2004

Jacob Lonerbaugh's parents came from Germany, and died in Philadelphia, where he was born. Jacob became a butcher, and settled in Indiana Township, Allegheny County. According to notes in the family bible, his gravestone and from his Civil War Records he was born 05 December 1824 (in Philadelphia).

I am trying to document who his parents were. Since they were German, I'm wondering if there might be some documentation in the Germantown records.

My relative attended the Methodist-Episcopal Church while he was alive.

I would greatly appreciate any assistance with this family research.

Thanks in advance,

Surnames: WARE
Researcher: Marilyn
Date Posted: 5 August 2004

I have been searching for 7 years to find the parents of Charles Ware. He was in Luzerne County in 1840 census and married with children. His wife was Caroline Wagner. There was a Charles Ware who was the Captain of the ship "Snow Fox" that came to Philadelphia in the late 1700's bringing a ship load of German immigrants. Could this Charles Ware from the Snow Fox be the father of my Charles Ware? Thank you very much.

Surnames: MERCIER
Researcher: Barbara
Date Posted: 31 July 2004

Looking for any information on Mercier family probably from Philadelphia. Capt Charles stated in one document that father born France. Possible birth date for Capt Charles is 1805 in "Phil." Looking for way to find out about his sea faring history.

Surnames: McCAULEY, Edward Yorke
Researcher: Lew Zerfas
Date Posted: 31 July 2004

Edward Yorke McCauley (earlier family name might have been "Mc Cauley") was born on Nov. 2, 1827 and died on Sept. 14, 1894. He is buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA. Plot: Section 14, Lot 135.

McCauley served in the Navy from his mid teens until he retired as a rear-admiral on Jan. 25, 1887. I know about most of his military life but have no personal information, such as place of birth, siblings, marriage, children, etc.

Can anyone help?


Surnames: CARR
Researcher: Patrick Michael CARR Carrigan
Date Posted: 31 July 2004

I am researching my GreatGrandfather William Carr b. horsham Pa 1825 His Father was Daniel Carr . 1798 pa or USTER.

William Carr moved to Oak Hill ,Ohio Jefferson Jackson 1860 found him there 1870 then part of family like my grandfather George Carr in Ontanogan CO IN Michigan Hiaght township but were was William he was alive in 1891 as he sighned a pension paper for Isaac Gould . His wife was Mary Jane Gould children were Cyntha Carr , George Carr David Carr Dora Belle Carr.

Rose Carr and Ellen Carr I have search all cencus reports for william carr 1880 in Wisconsin, Michigan but could not locate him or his grave site grandfather George died 1968 Ontanogan Co Stannard if that is a town David died Geobec co Marinesco Dad Chester William Carr died 1967 Tucson Arazonia any help finding william carr would really help 1880-1900


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