Philadelphia County, PAGenWeb Project

Old Queries (June 2001 - Sep 2001)


Does anyone have any info on theses WOLFE families:  Edward William Wolfe, b. June 24, 1839 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, d.August 30, 1905 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Wife, Theodosia Sarah Colvert, b. November 02, 1852 in PA, d. 1946 in PA.  Their children: Harriett, Lea Bown, Adelaide, Stanley Francis. 

1 Jun 2001, Stan Ingram,


Walter FRIES, born 11-29-1897 in Luxemberg, Ger, immigrated with parents Charles and Anna HEINBACH FRIES to Philadelphia early 1900s.  In 1911 the family was living at 1522 Cherry St., Philadelphia.  Walter married Mary PREBISH and at the time of his death 12-3-55, they lived at 5519 Saybrook Ave, Philadelphia.  He's buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.  Charles and Anna moved to Montgomery Co., where he owned several farms. 

2 Jun 2001, Barbara Stabley,


Frederick HELMER b 1816 Wuerttemberg, Ger, immigrated by 1843 and lived in Philadelphia.  His daughter Lydia, b 1847 married Joseph KURTZ b 1845 in Ger., whose family immigrated in 1849 and also lived in Philadelphia.  They each later moved to Lycoming Co., PA and married there.  Lydia had a brother George HELMER, b 1857 PA, who married Kate CORNWALL  and in 1910 they were living at 1322 Crease St., Philadelphia.    Joseph's sister Caroline KURTZ married a PFLUGFELTER. Nothing further known.  Both Frederick HELMER and  a John PFLUGFELTER were found only in the 1860 census in Philadelphia, but all these families had family members in Philadelphia into at least the early 1900s.

2 June 2001, Barbara Stabley,


I am very interested in finding more about William Hurry, the man credited with ringing the Liberty Bell in 1776.

3 Jun 2001, Dean Thomson,


I am desperately trying to find the decendants of HEINRICH WILHELM AUGUST BOKER born 25 Feb 1874 in the village of Wachenhausen in Lower Saxony Germany and possibly emigrated in 1896. His family has been to the village many years
ago to search Church records, but nobody knows where they came from or what their name was. I have been searching for over 13 years!! now and hope this will be the way to find them. Any help would be highly appreciated as I live
in Germany and hope I will finally get a result of my long search.

2 Jun 2001, Heike Mackie,


I am looking for someone to look up a death certificate for me.  My uncles name was Edmund Byrne.  He was born 1/26/1878 and died in Philadelphia Jan./1963.  His soc. sec. # was 187-32-8066.  In 1957 he lived at 2402 N. Douglas St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

2 Jun 2001, Bonnie Byrne Hope,


Looking for any information regarding Thomas Martell and his wife Jane who reportedly moved to Philadelphia from Halifax Nova Scotia between June and October of 1753.  Thomas Martell was a Stocking Weaver and Linen Merchant.

4 June 2001, Ron Martell,


Searching for the descendants of  Giuseppe (Joseph), wife Giuseppina (Josephine), who had a first son Vincenzo (Vincent). The first address given was North 6th St  in Philadelphia in 1923 when mother and son arrived from Italy.    Know that other siblings were born in USA but have no other details.

5 Jun 2001, Aldo D'Ambrosio,


Interested in hearing from others with the same names in their line.

9 Jun 2001, Roberta Daymon,


Looking for parents, brothers, sisters of Joseph R. Norbury, born February 6, 1817, married Mary A. Weidner April 5, 1840, died April 27, 1890 in Roxborough, Philadelphia, PA. Interred in Leverington Cemetery, Roxborough, Philadelphia, PA.

11 June 2001, Julia Benson,  


Benjamin Franklin Rogers (b. abt 1806)  was married on April 30, 1829, at the
Presbyterian Church of Frankford.   He was from Pennsylvania.  His bride was
Margaret Kirkwood from Scotland (b. abt 1810).  She died and was buried at
the same church on July 25, 1854.  I seek information about their ancestors.

11 June 2001, Bob Rogers,


Philip Crofton arrived in Philadelphia from Ireland on August 9, 1852, on the
City of Glasgow.  He was 24 years old.  He married Emily Burnell, from
England, in about 1859, and they remained in Philadelphia all their lives.  
Emily was about the same age as Philip.  I seek information about their
ancestors and places of origin.

11 June 2001, Bob Rogers,


William Thomas Dautrich was born March 14, 1901 in Manhattan, New York City, NY.  On May 10, 1922, he married Elizabeth Crofton in Philadelphia.  He died on August 9, 1963 in Philadelphia.  I seek information about the places of
origin, birth dates and ancestors of his father, William Dautrich, and his mother born Anna Elizabeth Updike.

11 June 2001, Bob Rogers,


Elizabeth (Lizzie) Keile was born December 26, 1874 in Philadelphia.  On
March 12, 1890 she married Edwin Crofton.  I seek information about her
father, Thomas Keile and her mother, name unknown.  I believe both of her
parents were from Ireland and emigrated to Philadelphia.

11 June 2001, Bob Rogers,


My ggrandfather, David McWard, and his siblings immigrated from Donegal County Ireland to Philadelphia in the 1860s.  David and his brother, Robert, went on to Illinois.  One brother and one sister remained in Philadelphia.  I have photos taken at  Philadelphia studios.  Their parents were Richard and Eliza McWard.  Do you have any record of the McWard family in Philadelphia? 

12 Jun 2001, Wanda Salsman,


 I am looking for descendents of Robert John Scott born 9-11-1948 Phila. PA Mother: Kathleen Joseph born Phila. Sept 21 1926 daughter of Kenneth Edward Joseph, sister of Edward Kenneth Joseph. Father John Scott Born Phila. date unknown.  Believe his fathers name to be Stewart or Stuart Scott. Sister Mabel?  All Scott family except for John were born in Ireland perhaps county Cork.

12 Jun 2001, Bob Scott,


Searching for info on my 5th Great Grand Parents Benjamin WARNER and Sarah ELY and their children.  Benjamin b. 11-4-1736 in Blockley Twp., Phila. County, PA.  Sarah b. 11-11-1737 in Solebury Twp., Bucks County.  Married 3-22-1758 at Buckingham Monthly Meeting, Bucks County.    Family relocated to Harford County, MD circa 1771 and relocated again to Lycoming County, PA in 1786 in Lycoming County.  Benjamin remarried 12-5-1798 to Sarah DAVIS.  Benjamin married a 3rd time to Ellen HOLLAND sometime before his death on 3-13-1813.  Children of Benjamin Warner and Sarah Ely include: Mary Warner who married James HAYHURST, Martha Warner who married Jacob FORWOOD, Michael Warner who married Joan RICHARD, Sarah Warner who married David HAYHURST, Joseph Warner who married Sarah CARPENTER, Benjamin Warner who married Deborah KITELY, Rachel Warner (died at age 12). 

13 Jun 2001, Martin Stewart,


My husband's gg-grandparents were Charles Wesley Matson (1834-aft. 1917) and Sarah Ellen McNamee (1843-aft. 1914).  Known children are Charles Wesley Jr, Ellwood, Samuel, Howard, Taylor and Sarah Ellen.  They were living on Race Street 1880's through 1917.  I would like to exchange information with others researching this family.

13 Jun 2001, Suzanne Collins Matson,


I am looking for descendents of Robert John Scott born 9-11-1948 Phila. PA.  Mother: Kathleen Joseph born Phila. Sept 21 1926 daughter of Kenneth Edward Joseph, sister of Edward Kenneth Joseph.  Father John Scott Born Phila. date unknown.  Believe his fathers name to be Stewart or Stuart Scott. Sister Mabel?  All Scott family except for John were born in Ireland perhaps county Cork.

10 Jun 2001, Robert John Scott,


I need to find some kind of birth record or any other information for Philip ECKARDT born in Norristown PA on July 23, 1759.  His parents/grandparents(?) apparently came from Germany in either 1753 or 1703 (I can't confirm those dates).  Also looking for any other information on ECKARDT's around the same time period.

14 Jun 2001, Sheri Anderson,


Searching for info on ggrdparents, James J. Dowling & Kathryn Pierce Dowling.  My grdmother, Gertrude Dowling, was b. in Phila. In 1897.  I believe James & Kathryn owned a small grocery store &lived over a pretzel factory.  Kathryn died from burns as a result of cleaning clothes w/gasoline.  If you have a connection, please contact me.

13 Jun 2001, Suzanne Bordelon,


My maternal grandfather, William Ewart Bottomley, was born in Philadelphia in about 1883, while his parents were visiting from England. His mother's name was Susie. I don't know the surname. If you have any information on the name of
his father or his mother's surname.

14 Jun 2001, Barbara Kaye,


I am looking for information on Mary T. Shields who married Charles Albert Diehl then later on moved to Blair County.  Any information on either name or family members would be appreciated. 

14 Jun 2001, Don Feathers,


Trying to find information on my John A. TAYLOR and wife _____LEWIS (I think her given name is Rebecca K.); md. before 1828 in Philadelphia, where dau, Mary E. LEWIS  was b. 6 Jul 1828; John was a stone-cutter by trade; wealthy family; attended the Presbyterian Church; after 1840 moved and died in Northumberland, PA.

17 Jun 2001,Celia Johnson,


My GGG grandfather Henry Bartlett was born in Philadelphia in abt 1814.  He moved to Pike/Dale Geneva County, AL before 1840.    Henry married Penelope McDaniel in Jan. 1846.  They had 2 children Mary b-Nov. 1846 and John b-1848. Any information on Henry's family would be greatly appreciated.

17 Jun 2001, Carol Bartlett Dana,


William Harris, my GGrandfather, was born in either 1846 or 1847 in PA, place unknown. On his Tombstone it has the inscription of Company C, 109th PA Volunteers.  The information that I have states that during the Civil War the 109th was recruited from the Philadelphia area.    I am trying to determine if all recruits for the Regiment were from the Philadelphia area or if they had volunteers from other areas of the state.  I want to find out if my GGrandfather was originally from the Philadelphia area. He died in Westmoreland County PA (Western PA) in 1905.  Does anyone have information on Company C, 109th. or any information on William Harris.

19 Jun 2001, Charles E. Harris, 


Looking for ancestors of    Elizabeth Ann Reiter (she went by Ann). She was born in 1783. Grandmother was Nancy Phipps. Was there an Albert Reiter?   Are there any Phipps  in Philadelphia Co. Pa.? Need  Ann Reiter's  parents and siblings names

20 Jun 2001, Ceil Force,


My seventh GreatGrandfather Robert Longshore came to Philadelphia about 1682, he was the Chief Surveyor for William Penn.  He was married to Margaret Petersdaughter Cock.  I discovered that you have a Longshore Ave in Philadelphia which seems to be a sizeable street.  I would like to know how & when this Ave. was named Longshore and any other information about Robert Longshore.

21 Jun 2001, Peggy Longshore Vonk,


Looking for descendants or persons with knowledge of:  Tamizine BLAND, residing in Philadelphia from 1905 to 1919; Hannah J. BLAND, residing in Philly in 1905; Eliza BLAND AMMERMAN, residing in Philly in 1919; Albert H. AMMERMAN, residing in Philly in 1919; and George E. BLAND, residing in Philly in 1945.  All are descended from the Bland family of Howard Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania.  The original Bland ancestor was born in Germany circa 1800 and may have anglicized his name from BLINDor BLINDT.  

24 Jun 2001, Linda S. Matthews,


Any descendants of the Charles B. Young,  Need her name, could be Rebecca Luttrell or Burnham, she was from Kentucky, I believe. Lived in Philadelphia in the mid 1920's. Don't know for how long.

27 Jun 2001, Bette Beem,


This family name is famous a printer´s family having some of the best typefaces available. Also a SAUR (unknown) was the printer of the first German Language bible printed in the USA.    Samuel SOWER, born 20 March 1767 in Germantown, died 12 October 1820, son of Christopher SAUER, Jr.  We are searching for a Samuel SOWER, b. 2 March 1817, died 13 August 1904 whom we believe was the son of this Samuel SOWER of same name. Our further information has our Samuel SOWER, b. 1817 marrying a Elizabeth BOWMAN (Baughman) b. 8 May 1817 on 3 Feb. 1841 in Floyd County, Virginia, and having a daughter Mary SOWER.     

28 Jun 2001, Thomas Roth,


Looking for geneaology of Augustes Daix, born Maryland 1835, living and raising family in Philadelphia 1880, father born France. Wife Emily, born PA. 

29 Jun 2001, Robert Ballantyne,


Looking for the parents of John Schermerhorn and Ann Kinney/Kenney who were married in Philadelphia on January 30 or 31, 1827.  They later resided in Rome, Oneida County, NY.  This marriage is according to John's, War of 1812, pension papers.

29 Jun 2001, Cheryl Dorfner,


I am looking for information on James John Bates born 1863 in Wales UK. He emigrated to America early 1887 landed New York,September 1887 he married a Maggie Mc Auliffe, Brooklyn, Kings county, they had 4 children according to
1900 census, May b July 1888,Walter b Dec. 1889, Libbie b Dec 1891, Maud b Feb 1893.Sometime between 1900 and 1920 I believe they moved to Philadelphia.  James John is my gt grandfather I would like any information for family history, and if possible to get in touch with any descendants.

30 Jun 2001, Jim Jones,


Patrick BROUGHAN born 1855 Ireland, came to the Roxborough or Manayunk area, with his brother Thomas.  They became weavers or workers in the woolen mills.  The next generation was told they should change the spelling of their name to BROGAN.   They have some connections by family with Camden, NJ, and possibly even Luzerne County, PA.

01 Jul 2001, Vincent Edward Summers,


Mary Holt was listed in the 1790 census, residing in the Oxford Township. She was the head of a family, with four white females. My ancester, Georg Briede, married a Mary Holt around 1778 --possibly a daughter of this woman. The Mary Holt that I am looking for, would have been German. 

1 Jul 2001, Randolph Bready,


Seeking any information on Mr. Lodge COLTON, who was from Maryland and joined the Confederate Navy in Baltimore, serving as a Master's Mate on the ship CSS Shenandoah.  After the war, he settled in Philadelphia, marrying Marian (maiden name unkown).  They were married in Philadelphia in 1882.  He was last known to be alive in Philadelphia in 1910 at the age of 73.    

3 Jul 2001, John Maurath,


I am looking for info on GEORGE GRAHAM, wife (?) MITCHELL children are Gorge, Carrie, Mamie, Roy,  Lillian. Lillian was born in 1891 and Roy was born in 4/14/1919.  Roy Thomas Graham is Lillian's son and her father adopted Roy Thomas.They lived in Phila., PA.

4 Jul 2001, Pat Oneil,


Searching for information on Enos and Verna(Baugher) Leidy they lived on Helen st. They had four daughters Irene,Virginia ,Mildred and Verna.Enos was born 4-15-1893   Verna was born 3-3-1897.searching for Seigal Baugher born1861 and his wife Hanora(Annie McGuire) born 1871. Also an aunt Malinda Pallatt.

4 Jul 2001, Mary Chalfant,


My ancestors arrived in Phila between 1890 and 1915 and remained there. Anyone with details on these surnames, contact me.

7 Jul 2001, Stephen Sylk,  


I believe my great-great-great grandmother was Margaret Patrick, born 1800. She was the mother of John, Samuel and William, who were all Philadelphia paperhangers in the late 1800s. John married Anna and was the father of Samuel, Henrietta and John. Samuel married Ella or Ellie Forbes. They had 11 children: Annie (b. 1874), Joseph (b. 1875), Harry Wireman (b. 1878), Wilmore S. (b. 1881), Lula M. (b.1883), Ellwood J. (b. 1884), George S. (b. 1886), Emma M. (b. 1891), Andrew F. (b. 1894). Harry Wireman Patrick married Anna Emma Johnson. They had two children: Harry Edward (1908-1971) and my dad, George Andrew (1913-1997). I'd appreciate hearing from anyone with links to any of these people.

7 Jul 2001, Lerissa Patrick,


Looking for parents of a Robert McDaniel, apprenticed to Joseph Longstreth of then Philadelphia Co., now Hatboro area, Montgomery Co., before 1783. Robert appears in only one document so far, the Will of Mary Kirke, 1782, of Moreland, widow, Co. of Philadelphia, which lists executors, Joseph Longstreth, Susanna Longstreth and Robert McDaniel.

8 Jul 2001, Judy McElderry,


Will share 1800's photo of Harriett REDMAN taken in Philadelphia. 

9 Jul 2001, Penny Stewart,


Heinrich(Henry) Heiser signed up with the Marine Corp in Philadelphia in November 1847 and was transferred to the ship Germantown where he served until 1851 and was discharged in Brooklyn NY. He was born in Hannover, Germany in about 1816 and died 4 March 1882 in Dane County, Wi. Looking for Heiser connections in this area. Unknown whether he emigrated just before he joined the Marines or whether he and/or his parents immigrated earlier(between 1816-1847). Parents listed on marriage cert are Henry and Maria Heiser.

10 Jul 200l, Phyllis Dearborn,


Looking for information regarding  James H. Duer Sr. born abt. 1777...where?   parents?...died in NJ Methodist in St. George Methodist Church on New Street, Philly around 1800...part of team of Methodist leaders founding 1st Methodist/Episcopal Church in Camden, N.J. around 1809.  Had shoe shop on 2nd and Plum, Philly until 1841. Father was Joseph Duer. Both buried Old Camden Cemetery Camden.

11 Jul 2001, Janet Duer Pitts,


Greiner/Griner families Philadelphia Co., later Berks Co. John Theodore Greiner/Griner, wife Dorothy, born ca 1686, immigrated about 1710, children John who married 1. Catherine 2. Dorothea Abendschon, Catherina who married John Sands, Barbara married John Weidner, Dorothy married George Weider and Mary who married Daniel Ludwig.  The second John Frederick, born ca 1660-1690 #3 John Dietrich born ca 1685 and married Barbara Grammeneck, daughters Christina and Maria Catherina.  It is possible these men are know as Johannes Theodore Greiner/Griner, Johannes Frederick Greiner/Griner and Johannes Dietrich Greiner/Griner. All born about the same time but immigrated at different times. Anyone who has information on these Greiner/Griner families in the early to late 1700's I would very much like to communicate with.

 5 Jul 2001, Sara A. Rollins,


Abraham CHAMBERS, b. 1853, Smyrna, Delaware, d. 1926, Yeadon or Upper Darby, PA, Fathers Name: John CHAMBERS, Mother's Maiden Name: Julia BRATTON Wife: Ruth A. KIRKPATRICK, married about 1877 in Philadelphia, PA. Son: Frederick Martin CHAMBERS, b. 1878, Philadelphia, PA. I am interested in finding other offspring of EITHER Abraham and Ruth Chambers OR John and Julia Chambers.

12 Jul 2001, Nancy Rago,


My ancestor Thomas Francis Eaton was buried Ebenezer M.E. Churchyard, 4th and Christian Streets in 1896.  I understand it was abandoned 1914 and I am trying to locate listing of those buried there. i.e. his wife, Rebecca and Jane Gwin, family member as well as grandson named Thomas Francis Eaton.

13 Jul 2001, Bertie Campbell,  


information needed on the descendants of a John Henry Kyler, listed as owning land in Colebrook Dale, in the 1734 Landholders of Philadelphia County. Surname could be variously spelled; Kylar, Kylor, Keylor.

16 Jul 2001, Dana A Kyler,


Looking for any info on Holroyd's and Keenans that lived in Phila in the late 1800s.

17 Jul 2001, Evelyn Holroyd , EDHOLROYD@CS.COM


Trying to find a marriage record for a John A.TAYLOR m. to ______LEWIS before 1848 in Philidelphia.  John A. TAYLOR was a marble stone cutter and ______LEWIS was a daughter of  Joseph and Rachel (CANBY) LEWIS

18 Jul 2001, Celia F. Johnson,


I am looking for information on two brothers, Mortimer and Walter Percy MANNING and their descendants . They emigrated from London, England to Philadelphia in the early 1900s. Parents -Walter Percy and Ellen (Collins) MANNING remained in England.

18 Jul 2000, Adrienne Sherrin,


My great great aunt, Isabella ROLLINS(1)  (b. 12 August 1886, Co Tyrone) is listed on the SS Teutonic arriving NY Oct 1903.   She is in the company of Eliza Jane McCORD (aged 34) and Annie SIMPSON, aged 14. Isabella and Eliza Jane given their residence in USA as North 13th Street Philadelphia, and their occupations as carpet weavers.    Annie is apparently a typist.   My great aunt Isabella ROLLINS (2), niece to Isabella (1), came to the States within a few years.    We believe tostay with Isabella (1).    Subsequently Isaella (2) married, believed to a CORBET(T).   Family stories say that Isabella (2) had four sons, all whom of which died on 7 Dece 1941:  two at Pearl Harbor and two  in a fishing accident.   Cannot find any Corbet(t)s or Rollins in the PH casuality lists.   My great aunt Isabella (aka Bella) died 'fairly soon afterwards of a broken heart'.   Have learnt only this week from an elderly cousin in Co Tyrone that Isabella(2) may well have made a trip back when this cousin was 'just a wee thing',   Since she was born in Nov 1927, we are assuming it could be sometime between 1928-35.  Would very much like to find what became of the two Isabellas.

19 Jul 2001, Eleanor Yvonne Hatch,


Sidney Vincent ELMORE b. 1899  Listed in 1920 Philadelphia census   Seeking info on parents: -------- ELLMORE {ELMORE} & Mary McKnight   both born in Pa. marr. Henrietta Marie Bokius 1921 in Phil. 

20 Jul 2001, Karen Pollaro,


I am looking for information on Benjamin Addis of Philadelphia County, PA. Benjamin appears in the 1810 Philadelphia County, PA Federal Census.

21 Jul 2001, Ann Brown,


I am interested in info on Samuel Monteith (1893-1921) or his wife Elizabeth Breen Monteith Green (c.1900- 1934).  They had 2 children, Furnessia and William (b.1919 and 1920).  They lived in "the Meadows" section of Philadelphia and are buried in Arlington Cemetery outside Phila.

27 Jul 2001, Rita Jennings,


Seeking any information on Mr. Sverre Lagesen Holm, who was born   03. Aug 1879 in Norway , came to New York 29 Sep 1902 on board the ship Celtic from Liverpool, with at ticket to Philadelphia, with a address to  O. Anderson, 2303 Horward St, Philadelphia (and one to  444 Wenona Ave. ?? ). He was last known to be alive in 1902 in USA.

28 Jul 2001, Tom Stryhn, 


Moses Abrahams (b. 1771, Germany) married Elizabeth DeYoung (b. 1781, Holland). Both died in 1860. Children: Martha, Elizabeth, Sarah, Rachel (all born Philadelphia). Rachel married Zade Rosenthal in 1843, died 1888 in Dallas and is buried in St. Louis. 

29 Jul 2001, Roy Aronoff, 


John Kennedy married Margaret Walker on February 15, 1758 at Christs Church, in Philadelphia.  The marriage is listed in Christ Church, Philadelphia in   February, 1758 and also listed in the NJ marriage records of March 1758.  It looks like possibly the two parties may have been from the same area, but on opposite sides of the river, one from PA and the other from NJ. Does anyone have a record of this family, the name of their parents, and children.  Would like to exchange information.

29 Jul 200l, Betty Sewell,


Looking for Woods ancestor who left County Down, Ireland for America on June 1, 1784 and landed in Philadelphia on or around August 13, 1784.  James Woods moved from Philadelphia and moved to Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania where he lived with a gentleman by the surname of Potts.

31 Jul 2001, William Woods, 


My grandmother, Clara Wilhelmina Louise Hildebrandt, was born in Philadelphia on May 30, 1884. Her parents were Frank and Augusta Hildebrandt. She had brothers, John, Frank and Harry and a sister, Louise. She married Paul Radcliffe Walters in Philadelphia in 1912. I would like information on either family.

31 Jul 2001, Pauline Emmert,


Benjamin Shoemaker, Conrad Reif, Frederick and Garret Fiscus.  I am doing my family research on Frederick and Garret(Gerhardt) Fiscus/Fischcus/Fisckcus.   They arrived in Philadelphia on September 2, 1743.  They came via the ship "Loyal Judith", James Cowey, Master.  A second Garret arrived in Philadelphia on October 8, 1744.  I have information that they all settled in Germantown.  I have an exerpt from the book    EMIGRANTS TO PENNSYLVANIA, p. 84, that states "Garret Fiscus, taylor, in consideration of twenty-one pounds paid by Conrad Reif, of Phila, to Benjamin Shoemaker for his and his wife's passage from Holland indents himself a servant to Conrad Reif, for four years from this date.  Customary dues. (Dec. 7th, 1745).  I cannot find any information on such Conrad Reif, and there are numerous Benjamin Shoemakers but I don't know how to find the right one as I have no middle name, dob, or anything more on him.  I have information that the record of their arrival in Philadelphia is still in the archives of the State of Pennsylvania.  Is this information available over the internet or how or where do I find any information on such Conrad Reif and Benjamin Shoemaker?  Any information on these families would be appreciated.

1 Aug 2001, Richard Watson,


Looking for people with these surnames.  A lot of my family is buried in Our Lady of Grace in Langhorn.

3 Aug 2001, Kathy Hamby,


I'm looking for any info on John James Lytle b.9/17/1823 or his wife Anna Reeves b.11/9/1826. They were married 8/2/1849 in the Mulberry Street MM, Philadelphia. John James is the son of Richard and Ruth Lytle and Anna is the daug. of Abraham and Mary Reeves. All were Quakers in the Philadelphia and Burlington NJ area. John and Anna's daug. was married in Phiadelphia WD MM 6/24/1885. I'm particularly interested in the dates of death and burial locations of John and Anna. 

5 Aug 2001, James R. Steward,


A Mott/Thompson/Patton descendant is in need of  the family lineage involving the following: PATTON, TRIPPLE, AULL, BIDDLE, ARCHINAL, MCCARTER, SIENKIEWICZ, DARLINGTON, and MIRABELLA. Specifically looking for Patton/Tripple lineage; Aull/Kness/Tripple/Patton lineage; Darlington/Patton lineage; Patton/Sienkiewicz lineage; Patton/Archinal lineage, and Patton/McCarter/Mirabella lineage; locations: Doylestown, Wayne, Philadelphia, Manayunk, Roxborough, Norristown.

6 Aug 2001, Pat Thompson, 


Is there anyone out there researching  the Lackman/Lachman Surname from Philadelphia County, Pa?  I'm trying to locate the family of Christian Frederick Lackman, wife Mary Theresa Molloy/Lackman & their daughter Sarah Anne Lack, born 3/24/1899, PA.

7 Aug 2001, Nancy Schwartz,


Joseph Max Grassinger arrived from Germany in the 1850s with his wife Gertrude Muth.  They lived in South Philadelphia with two sons from 1860-1900.  Joseph Max Grassinger died there in 1897.  Later, the Grassinger name was changed by one of the sons to Martin, thus beginning my family name.  This son married a Elizabeth Young. (Jung)  I would like to exchange any information with the descendants of these persons or with anyone with information on these families.

7 Aug 2001, Bryant D. Martin,


Would like to exchange information related to Harry Johnson Orem (1888-1944) his progenators or siblings. Born in Barren Hill, PA. Father known to be George M. Orem and mother was Ella Sands. Mother remarried sometime in the 1900s - 1910s to a Mackey. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

7 Aug 2001, Pat Swartz, BNPTEACH@AOL.Com


Researching YEARSOVICH in Philadelphia, early 1900's.

8 Aug 2001, Kathy Londo Barnes,


Searching John F. Housel family, Phila, PA.   Children--Harrison,Walter,George, Samuel, Sarah-Johns wife.  Around 1910.

4 Aug 2001, Rick Housel,


I'm looking for ancestors of John B. Bartlett (possibly John Benjamin Bartlett, b. 1854 - d. 1926).  I know he was from Pennsylvania, possibly near Philadelphia, but can't find his parents.   Possible sister Gladys or brother Charles.

10 Aug 2001, Lizabeth Rolfson,


Mary Kahni born 1859 in Sullivan county, PA to Michael Kahni and Carolina Baumgartner Kahni, moved to Philadelphia 1880 - 1900, boarded on Fletcher St. in Kensington in home of Charles Tilley and worked repairing hosiery.  Seeking information on her after 1900.

11 Aug 2001, Tony Kaney,


Seeking information on Harry Johnson, aka Henry Johnson, born about 1864 in Lancaster County and orphaned same year. Came to Philadelphia as young adult and his brother Willam Hamer Johnson also came to Phila in the early 1900s. WHJ is my ggf. Also had a York County brother Slaymaker Ferree Johnson, died 1928 in Airville, PA. This is the only brother that I have no genealogy on. Father and mother were George W. and Sarah Jane (Baughman) Johnson.

10 Aug 2001, Bob Ballantyne,


I found my husband's grandfather in the 1900 Hillisborough Co., FL census. It listed him as James Heinkle born in PA 1870. His name was Gustav Adolf ? Heinkel. We think his second middle name was James. Our family had two middle names. The census said his mother and father were born in Germany.  We believe there were Heinkel's in Philadelphia in the mid 1850's. We are looking for any information on this family in PA.

13 Aug 2001, Willie Heinkel,


Looking for anyone who was healed by Maddalena SORRENTINO from 2432 Iseminger St. in South Philly. Years would be from the forties to 1952 when she died and was laid out by Pa. Burial Co. on Broad St.

13 Aug 2001,  Jo Woerner,


I am looking for information regarding McDaniel in Philadelphia, 1760-1783. I have found one document with his name, a will of Mary Kirby, dated 1882, with Robert McDaniel as a witness, and Joseph Longstreth as executor. Robert was born Aug. 24, 1756 in Maine, and came to Philadelphia with his father at some time between 1760 and 1780, most likely mid 1760's. He was apprenticed by his father to Joseph Longstreth of then Philadelphia, now the Hatboro area of Pa. This information is from the Matthews and Hungerford 1888 edition of the "History of Carbon Co. PA".  A David McDaniel shows in the 1790 census of Philadelphia as living in Abington, just a few miles from Hatboro.  If anyone has information on McDaniel in Philadelphia in the period 1760 to 1783, please contact me. We have no idea who his parents or siblings were, wild guesses gratefully accepted.

13 Aug 2001, Judy McElderry,


I am trying to find out any information on Peter Pullen who married Mary Yard in middle 1700's.   And had son Joseph Pullen christined in Philadelphia in abt 1745.

14 Aug 2001, Donna Gray,


Looking for info on Charles Chavanne,son of Flarence/Florence Chavanne and Jane Taggert.  Charles married Josephine Schaffer, d/o Albert and Dorcas Schaffer. All are supposedly Philadelphians, South Philly area.

16 Aug 2001, Delores C. Horay,


Wm. LIVINGSTON, b. 1877 Alexander Co, NC. Migrated to Canada then Philadelphia, PA early 1900, became Justice of the Peace.  Wife (maybe) Bessie with 8 kids.  Need descendants, will share ancestors.

18 Aug 2001, Lynn Sherrill Proffit,


I am tracing decendants of a Margaret Erneman Glaub, died in Phila 1975, had been married to Philip Glaub, and had a brother Wm. Stanislaus Erneman, who was married to my cousin Henrietta Atkinson of NYC.

17 Aug 2001, Don Patterson,


Elizabeth Kyte is said in family corr. to have m. John Child c1800, sons John, William, Benjamin, Abraham, James, dau. Eliza. Is she descended from Abraham Kite, 18th C. in Phila. 

18 Aug 2001, Al Skinner,


William, James, Richard, Bridget, Richard, John, and Edward Ginn or McGinn, lived in the Tioga section of Phila in the early 1900s.

14 Aug 2001, Katherine Russell, RUSS2689@AOL.COM


My Grandfather John G. Millard was born in Philly on Sept. 15, 1874 and died Nov. 5, 1939.  In 1896 he married Anna Harkins born March 1, 1878 and died July 18, 1942.  John and Anna lived at 2040 S. Garnet St. in Phily.  Would like to exchange inforamtion on the lineage of either person.

22 Aug 2001, Charles Millard,


I am looking for information on the Fow family of Philadelphia.  My great-great-grandfather was Benjamin Fow, born November 23, 1821 in Philadelphia and married Elizabeth McCord on August 15, 1840 in Philly.  In 1850 they lived in the Northern Liberties area of Philadelphia County, and moved to Louisville, Ky about 1860.  My research shows the Fows have lived in Philadelphia since the 1740's.  I have been looking for Benjamin's siblings or parents for several years with no success.  Anyone with information please contact me. 

22 Aug 2001, Don Haag Sr.,  


My Grandparents, Josef(ph) ROZMARYNOWSKI and Anna GEBSKI/GEMSKI immigrated to the US between 1900 and 1906.  Although I can't verify with documents yet, family history says they came through Philadelphia.  In 1910 they were living in Aberdeen, Washington, and the Census indicates they were married about 1906.  I’m trying to find any information/records that will tell me 1. Exactly when they immigrated  2. Where and when they were married. There is no record of a marriage in Aberdeen,  so I am assuming they were married in Philadelphia.

23 Aug 2001, Ted Rozmaryn,


My great aunts and greatgrandmother came to Philadelphia between 1869 and 1873. Isabella Moore was single or married to James McElhenny when she came from Ireland and died in 1921 in the city the widow of her second husband, William Moore.   Annie Moore married William Huey and they stayed in Phil.  Rebecca Moore married John Gribbin in 1878 and like the others married at the Church of the Holy Apostles (episcopal). I have extensive research on Rebecca, some on Annie and family, but nothing on Isabella.  She died wealthy as did Annie. 

25 Aug 2001, Mary Lucas,


Joe O'Donnell, born in Pa. Jan. 1887 to James O'Donnell and Susan Miller O'Donnell. Lived in Latrobe and migrated to Philadelphia after 1900. Was a street car conductor on the Allegeheny and Girard St. lines. Wish to correspond with anyone with information.

29 Aug 2001, Shirley Bitticker,


I am interested in information concerning the above named individual. Col. Murphy lived in St. Croix Falls, WI, in 1857 and was appointed Colonel of the 8th WI Infantry, Eagle Brigade, in 1861. He was dismissed from the service by General Grant on December 20, 1862, and, I believe, eventually settled in Philadelphia and died impoverished about 1880. I would like to know more about this individuals personal life after leaving the US Army.  I would like to exchange information with other descendants of this person or anyone with information on this family.

31 Aug 2001, Phil Dixon,


I am looking for the parents of Peter Drais, his will is posted in the book of Wills and abstracts Book P 1770-1774 page 351 dated Jan 15, 1773.  If at all possible I would like to go further back than Peter.  I am a direct descendant through him and his son Johan Jacob.  Any information will be most welcome.

31 Aug 2001, Carolyn Mills,


I am looking for information on my grandfather Francois Noga, born 1893 in Alsaise, Lorraine.   He Came to America around 1905 or so. He & older brother Vincent Settled in Chicago, IL. They had 10 brothers & Sisters. They worked on the Eastland as cooks. They were even hobos riding the rails for a time.  Uncle Vincent ran for President against Taft & grandfather Francois was an accomplished artist, violinist & chess player.  Francois Noga Married Anna Margaret Schaffer, born April 8, 1913, daughter of Maria (Troschell) Schaffer & Vincent Schaffer, youngest Sister to Leo & Elizabeth.  They Had three Children; Kathleen (Noga) Dyer: Married to Robert Dyer, child; Robert Dyer Chloris Wanda Elizabeth (Noga) Noelke; married to Frederick James Noelke, child; Flora Anushka Noelke Daniel Noga; Married to Linda Noga, Child; Christine Noga.

31 Aug 2001, Flora Anushka (Noelke) Goodson,


Looking information on Charles Hassenstab and wife Bertha and descendents.  Charles served in K 19th Pennsylvania Infantry.  In the 1890 City Directory he is living at 202 Cherry.  In 1900 & 1910, Bertha is living with son-in-law Albert Brinkman in Enumeration District 183 visiit 252. She applied for a widow pension in 1903.

1 Sep 2001, Paul Highum,


I am looking for descendants of WILLARD J. BRITTAIN/Louise Hamilton-paternal aunt to William Clarke Herzog nee Hamilton.  I do not have much documented information about them.  Here is what I do not of them: WILLARD J. BRITTAIN's parents/siblings unknown.  Birth year between 1900-1907-place: in or near Beaver Falls, Beaver Cty, PA (west). Louise Hamilton was born in 1907 in Beaver Falls, PA. Only daughter of William Andrew Hamilton and Nannie Gootee.   One sibling/brother- William Page Hamilton birth father of  William Clarke Herzog nee Hamilton-my father (her only nephew). ***Louise H[amilton] BRITTAIN would be my fathers' paternal aunt.  I, Alice Metzloff, would be her GRAND NIECE.  WILLARD J. BRITTAIN/Louise Hamilton were married in Beaver Falls, PA in 1925/26. After marriage, lived in Beaver Falls, PA area until 1929. WILLARD J. BRITTAIN worked for the P&LE Rail Road. Sometime in 1929 they left Beaver Falls for Ohio-Stark County area.  Where exactly is not known.  While in this area, between 1930 and 1938 they have 2 or 3 children (a son and daughter are known about) names/birthdates/places unknown.  In 1938 they move to live in the City of Canton, Stark County, OH until 1940.  Louises' brother, William Page Hamilton (my paternal grandfather) dies in June 1938 in Harrisburg, PA and buried in Beaver Falls Cemetery, PA.  After his death, Louise H.s' aged parents, William Andrew and Nannie G. Hamilton come to live in City of Canton, with their daughter and family.  William Andrew Hamilton, dies March 3, 1939 and returned for burial in Beaver Falls Cemetery, PA along side son.  (Reason for thinking there are 3 BRITTAIN children is that in William Andrew Hamiltons' Canton Repository newspaper obit it mentions "four grandchildren" father is one...leaving 3.)  Sometime in 1940/41...WILLARD J. BRITTAIN/Louise H., mother- Nannie G. Hamilton and the 2/3 BRITTAIN children move to an unknown PHILADELPHIA SUBURB.    WILLARD J. BRITTAIN worked for the P &LE railroad and most likely made this move from City of Canton, Stark Cty, Ohio to this unknown Philadelphia suburb to work for the "war effort" as World War 2 was just beginning.  According to a Gootee cousin, George S. Hudson, he remembers visiting WILLARD J. BRITTAIN/Louise H. and these unknown BRITTAIN children in their home in this unknown PHILADELPHIA suburb  towards the end of WW2 in 1944/45 but his sister does not remember meeting Nannie G. Hamilton. This leads me to believe that though Nannie G. Hamilton made the move from City of Canton, Stark Cty, OH to this unknown suburb of Philadelphia in 1940 at 77+ years of age (she was too old to attend her brother, Reverend Charles Gootees', funeral in Virginia)...she died soon after it and was buried within this same unknown suburb area. This unknown suburb of Philadelphia is the only link I have to finding my father's elusive Aunt Louise and his only first cousins.Today:  My father has only one known LIVING relative...A CLARK aunt who is 94 years old in a nursing home.   WILLARD J. BRITTAIN and Louise H. would most likely be deceased within the last 10 years or so.  If not, they are in their mid to late 90s.  Whereabouts unknown.  These BRITTAIN children would be in their 60s-70s going by my fathers' birth year of 1934 and current age of 67.  Most likely they were married with children of their own.  Names, whereabouts unknown.  This is all the information/assumptions I have so far.  What I would like to know is:  1.  What are the names of these 2/3 unknown BRITTAIN children?  2.   WHAT IS THE NAME OF THIS UNKNOWN PHILADELPHIA SUBURB?  3.  Where can I find records for 1940-1950 that may show WILLARD J. BRITTAIN, Louise H., their 2/3 children and Nannie G. Hamilton as residents?  WILLARD J> BRITTAIN as retired from the Railroad?  4.  Assuming that WILLARD J. BRITTAIN and Louise H. are dead,  where are they buried?  Is Nannie G. Hamilton buried somewhere within this unknown Philadelphia suburb area? (She is not interred in Beaver Falls Cemetery, PA or in Canton, OH...interment records for William Andrew and William Page Hamilton prove this.)  5.  Are there any LIVING BRITTAIN descendants still in the Philadelphia/suburbs area? If not, where did they go and where are they now?  If so, WHERE ARE YOU?  My father has been searching for his lost HAMILTON roots for over 30 years to no avail!  I would love to tell my father I found his long lost Aunt Louise and first cousins!  If any of this information pertains to your family...PLEASE contact me!

1 Sep 2001, Alice A. Metzloff,


Am searching for any information concerning Edmund Wright 30 Sep 1833 Witney, Oxfordshire, England. Died 30 Oct 1889 after moving to Philadelphia.  Appears to have been very succesful (maybe Umbrellas?) and did a lot of work in the Witney Town Church even donating a Stained Glass Window. After his death he was transported back to Witney and is buried in the Church Yard. However the family stayed in USA. His Father was Samuel Wright. There is a plaque commemerating him in the 17th Century Church. Hoping to make contact with this lost leg of the family.

2 Oct 2001, Jonathan R. E. Pullen,


Joseph SWEARINGEN, son of Andrew SWEARINGEN went to Philadelphia County after 1800 from Washington Co PA.He married Jemima TAYLOR, dau of Enoch TAYLOR of Delaware County, PA.  Marriage about 1804.  Any information on this marriage date/place is being sought.  A son, Joseph Cloud SWEARINGEN, was born 30 Apr 1808 - do not know if in Philadelphia County, PA.  Joseph SWEARINGEN wrote his will 7 Oct 1809 in Philadelphia County and filed it in both Philadelphia County, PA and Washington Co PA.  It wasn't proved until 23 Apr 1832.  Joseph SWEARINGEN died shortly after the will was written in 1809 or possibly 1810.  I would like to find any information that shows how long he was in Philadelphia County, PA.  Jemima TAYLOR SWEARINGEN remarried 18 Nov 1811 in Washington Co PA. Son Joseph Cloud SWEARINGEN is in Washington Co, PA by 1811 and remains there with his grandfather, Andrew SWEARINGEN. 

4 Sept 2001, Lola M. (Swearingen) Weber,


Looking for relatives of Hyman DUBIN (or DUBOWITZ), Judah LINSKY, Elie Labe (Ellias) PECKEL, and Hyman WEINSTEIN.   They lived in Philadelphia after about 1893 and the Linsky and Peckel families were in the 1900 and 1910 census.  Grandparents names were Edward A. Linsky, Mollie Peckel Linsky, Joseph Dubin, and Lillian Weinstein Dubin.

4 Sep 2001, David B. Dubin,


Looking for relatives of my gr grandparents Jacob & Pauline (Hermann) Huber who came to the U.S. about 1875 and had children Harry, Lena, Wilhelmina (Minnie), Frederick, Jacob Jr., Charles, Bertha and Berthold that I know of.    Also of Enos & Fanny Frantz who were born 1801 & 1810.  Amoung their children was Ephraim and Mary who married Abraham Dorworth in 1851 and lived in Roxborough.  Their children John Edward, Enos Franklin, Louisa Jane, Margaret ann, Benjamin Jacob, & Emma Laura, my great grandmother who married George W. Phillips of Chester, De. Co. in 1890.  Their children Bessie Dorworth, Margaret, Frederick Sherman, & Alice Elizabeth my grandmother who married Frank Bauerle in 1911. Frank's parents were Emil & Mary (Miller) Bauerle "Bowers" sometimes used.

4 Sep 2001, Edna Trout,


Bartine BATES and his wife, Rosetta Petty BATES lived in the Spring Garden District of Philadelphia in the 1850 census.  Her brother, Isaac PETTIE of New Jersey lived with them.  The oldest daughter of Bartine and Rosetta was Josephine, who married Frank MOZART, a baker.  Bartines father was George Casner BATES.   Bartine's mother was Esther HUSTON.  I would like to exchange information with the descendants of any of these people.

5 Sep 2001, Ruth Buck,    


Looking for anyone researching a Philadelphia connection to these names, ships with these names on the manifest and any other references.

5 Sept 2001, Diane Marshall,


Looking for information on O'Farrells from  County Longford, Ireland.  My ggguncle was Father Phillip O'Farrell.  I know that other family members also immigrated to Philadelphia, including my grandmother Mary O'Farrell. 

7 Sep 2001, Edie Craner,


I am looking for David, Daniel, or William H VAIL . Early settlers has the name VAIR which is an error.  I would appreciate any information . I am trying to find the parents of Phebe Vail b. 1796 in PA.

7 Sep 2001, Rose Willis,


Looking for information on Robert Williams, born 1647 in Wales, who was living in Phildelphia County circa 1691 when he married Gwen Cadwalader in Chester County.  Robert was widower at the time of the marriage.  

8 Sep 2001, Martin Stewart,


I am looking for more information on an ancestor, Eliza BICKERTON, born in 1845. At the time of the 1850 census I believe she was living in Philadelphia County. She married Robert CARDWELL and gave birth to a daughter, Jennie CARDWELL, on 30 Oct 1880, in Pennsylvania.

8 Sep 2001, Leon Wood,


Looking for any occurance of PALESKE in Philadelphia; children of Charles SMITH b 1798 & Maria Wilhelmina PALESKE b 1799 (Philly; parents of Charles SMITH b 1829 (Philly); marriage of Charles(b 1829) to Emeline CHAMPION(b 1832 NJ); any descendants of Charles Smith TURNBULL, MD b abt 1848 Philly; grandson of Charles Smith and Mria Paleske; Rev. John W. Hickman, possibly a Circuit Rider in 1850 Philly and/or connected with a church in Camden, NJ.

10 Sep 2001, Orville Smith,


Daniel Lewallen lived in the Philadelphia area and married Mary ? He died circa 1840.

12 Sep 2001, Jack Hamilton,


Seeking info on Wright Bros & Co, Merchants who had an Umbrella Co at 324 Market and lived at 521 York Avenue in 1559. The Brothers were John (b:1788), Joseph (b:1792) and Samuel (1801-1876). Samuels Son was Edmund (1833-1889) buried at Witney Oxford but now believed to have been born in Philadelphia. Edmund married Anne Elizabeth Tisdale and it is understood the name changed to Tisdale-Wright. Their Grandchildren it is believed were a Mr & Mrs Dallam of Philadelphia.

16 Sep 2001, Jon Pullen,


Although I am not related, I am looking for kin of Airman Walter Kenneth RUTLEDGE who was with USAF (1 Shoran Beacon Squadron) in Korea.  He was aboard a C46D plane which crashed on October 16 1952. He was born on January 31 1928.  We understand that his remains were never recovered.   He was said to be from Philadelphia (Philadelphia County) PA.  Anyone knowing of the names and addresses of the kin are asked to contact the undersigned.  

19 Sep 2001, Kenneth E. Page,


I am looking for information on Caroline or Carolyn HOFFMAN b. circa 1900 living in Phila in 1915. Married briefly to Bernard McILVAINE. Caroline later married Budd HYSLIP in Trenton, NJ. Died in mid 1950's. Information on parents of Bernard McILVAINE b.1896,d.1918 Phila. Buried  in family plot at New Cathedral cemetery. Father may had been Charles MCILVAINE, SR. buried in church graveyard at ST. Anne's R.C. Lehigh Ave. Phila. Information on Charles & his wife (?) and other ancestors.

21 Sep 2001, Bernadette Foley,


My mothers name was Catherine Hammell. I learned from Genealogy Lookups, they found someone with that name, they said she was from 33rd. ward in Phila. roll# 1475 Pg. 173. I am not only new to genealogy but to computers. I couldn't get any more info from them, and don't know how to follow up on this. Anything you can do to help is very appreaciated. I think her mom came from Ireland, (Cork maybe) My Mom's maiden name was Hammell, my grandmother name was Genny, or Jenny McGowan. My mom was born ( I think ) Aug. 25 1916 . She died in 1966. My mother had a brother James Hammell also deceased.

22 Sep 2001, Charles Ziegler,


My ancestor, NICLAUS MUFLI (MUFFLY, MUFFLEY) married a MISS WYANT (WYATT, WEGANDT) from Philadelphia, or Germantown between 1737-1752.

23 Sep 2001, Pat Gilles,


John A Cooper was born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. He died in Dayton, Montgomery,Ohio. John married Malinda Fisher on 3 Dec 1863.  Malinda was born in Covington, Miami, Ohio. They had the following children:  Rush Rynolds Cooper; William Cooper; Delta Cooper, Delta married Joseph Dowling; David Cooper; Amanda Cooper, was born on 21 Jan 1868 in Lima, Allen, Ohio. She died in 1962 in Canton, Stark, Ohio. Amanda married Lewis M Brooker son of Brooker and Sarah Sangston. Lewis was born on 7 May 1865 in Wasseon, , Ohio. He died on 13 Jan 1915 in Lima, Allen, Ohio.

24 Sep 2001, Richard Stanley,


My grandmothers name was Jennie Kane, She was either born in Phila Pa. around 1900 or came there from Ireland. My Grandfather was Charles Hammell I think he was born in Phila. Pa. Oct. 10 1883.  Iam trying to find where they lived, when married, their parents etc. My mother was Catherine Hammell, were there any other children?

24 Sep 2001, Charles Ziegler,

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