Philadelphia County, PAGenWeb Project

Old Queries (Jan 2000 - Mar 2000)


HARRIS, LASCOM, YOCUM posted by Beverly Walker on Saturday, January 15, 2000

I am trying to identify the wife of Peter Yocum, b. in Kingsessing around 1712 to Charles Yocum and Ann Supplee Yocum. Charles and Ann had two children. Peter and a daughter Christian (Christina) who married William Lascom. Peter married a woman named Mary ? around 1738/39 but so far we can find no record of the marriage. Their first two children were named Abraham and Deborah, names not found at that point in the Yocum line. The other children were Charles, Peter, Margaret and Mary. Abraham Yocum married Rebecca Harris d/o Jacob Harris of N.J. There is a good chance that Mary was from an English family. Peter and Mary spent their lives in Kingsessing not far from Darby, Pa. Their immediate neighbors were Paschall, Bartram, and Wood families.

BEAN, GILBERT, SHANE, THORNE posted by Dona Seaman on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Searching for parents/dob/birthplace of WILLIAM SHANE b. ca 1784 Pa d. 22 Mar 1855 Phila. married to ANN GILBERT b. ca 1784 Pa. d. 25 May 1862 Phila. Ann d/o SAMUEL & HANNAH GILBERT. Need Samuel's parents & dob and Hannah's maiden name. She was born PA ca 1763 d. 13 Feb 1853. Re 1850 census Hannah lived 7th Ward Northern Liberties with granddaughter Catherine Thorne. Re 1850 census William & Ann Shane lived Penn Dist. with daughter & son-in-law Edward & Hannah Bean.

COULTER, SEDDON posted by Judy Picard on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Searching for John Coulter born 1875 prob Penn and Katie Seddon born 1877 prob Penn who married and had child in Gloucester City in 1900.

SHUFF, WOODLEY posted by Shirley Shuff, on Saturday, January 15, 2000

William Shuff and Catherine Woodley, both born in Philadelphia in early 1800's and married in 1834. Wm. died in.1852 and Catherine in 1890 in Philadelphia. Need information on parents of.each.

WALMSLEY posted by Dianne Walmsley Woodward on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Searching for any information on WALMSLEY (master baker or butcher in Philadelphia)during circa 1900-1940, son of ARTHUR WALMSLEY. Both father and son were born in Birmingham, Warwickshire England. Apparently the son drove a train across the Rockies. Died in USA.

CARSON, MCGARRET, RITCHEY posted by Vic Ritchie on Saturday, January 15, 2000

I am looking for ROBERT RITCHEY AND FANNY RITCHEY from Ireland. They were traveling with MARGARET McGARRET and ELIZABETH McGARRET, JOHN CARSON AND SARAH CARSON. they were in the 1850 cesus.

MILLER, SCHMEHL posted by Bert Miller on Saturday, January 15, 2000

MILLER John Henry, SCHMEHL Ester Anna. Miller, John Henry, born Jan 27, 1847 Bavaria, Germany. Married Jul 1, 1871 in Minersville, Schulykill Co. to: SCHMEHL, Ester Anna, b. 1846, Llewellyn, Schulykill Co, PA, d. Jan 1887, Minersville, PA. Children: MILLER, Lizzie Etta, b. Minersville, Schulykill Co, PA Dec 17, 1871. d. Feb 1, 1872. MILLER, Elizabeth Lizzie, b. Jan 1, 1873, Minersville, Schulykill Co, PA. MILLER, John David, b. Jan 26, 1877, Minersville. Schulykill Co. PA d. Mar 4, 1947, Pine Hill, NJ. MILLER, George Washington, b. October 30, 1881, Minersville PA. John David and George Washington lived in Philadelphia and raised their families there circa 1900-1975.

HOGG posted by Warren Bixler on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Looking for information on George Hogg b1865 d 1952, First wife Louise ? b1859 d 1904. They had 3 sons. Second wife Catherine Logan Stewart b1876 d 1945.

PETERS posted by Theodore Peters on Saturday, January 15, 2000

I am trying to locate info on Luois and Elizabeth Peters living in Germantown circa 1905. I know of one child Theodore born that year (my father). I would like to find information on my grandparents: death dates and places of rest, etc.

HUGHES, JUSTICE, SNYDER, WILSON posted by Nellie Sparrow on Saturday, January 15, 2000

I am seeking information on William Wilson, and his son, Thomas Hayes Wilson. William Wilson lived in North Hampton Co., and other lower surrounding areas. He married Mary Jane Hughes on March 29, 1773. They were Presbyterian's. Family notes state that William Wilson was a judge and his picture hangs in a Trenton New Jersey Court house (not verified). Thomas Hayes Wilson lived in Philadelphia, and was a teacher, later founded a private academy near Arch Street. He was born Dec. 15, 1790. He married Rachel Snyder, and later married Harriet Justice.

DOWLING, PARKEY posted by Suzanne Parkey Bordelon on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Looking for info on my gr.mother, GERTRUDE DOWLING, of Phila. m.CARL PARKEY from OK. Her sisters were Helen, Marie & ?.

ANTHONY posted by Kathleen Anthony on Saturday, January 15, 2000

I am looking for any information on a Jacob John ANTHONY. He purchased land in (at that time) Red Bank Township, Armstrong County. This was back in the early 1800's. The place he purchased became known as "Anthony's Bend". This was located on the RedBank Creek which flows through the town of New Bethlehem, Clarion County, PA. I strongly feel he was from Philadelphia. We are looking for his parents and his family. He marred a woman from the Armstrong Area, her name was Anne (possible Margaret) Moorehead.

BEAUCHAMP posted by Helen Carey on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Would like to share information about the ancestry/descendancy of THOMAS JOSEPH BEAUCHAMP, who died in Philadelphia on 4/21/1935. He appears in the 1920 Census with (2nd) wife Margaret ___ Beauchamp and 3 year old son Thomas Joseph (Jr.) He was born ca. 1857 in Maryland.

SEAL, SEALE posted by Helen Carey on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Would like to share information about DELLA (CORDREY) SEALE/SEAl, who died in June 1945. She was born in Philadelphia in October 1906 as Della Beauchamp. It appears that she was adopted and became Della Cordrey.

BOND, BROOKS, DENNY, GANTZ, MOLSON, TAYLOR posted by Jeannette L. Molson on Saturday, January 15, 2000

My great grandmother, Elizabeth Catherine Coffey MOLSON, died in Philadelphia 15 Jan 1910 of a heart condition. She was born 5 Apr 1845 in Penn. (exact place unknown) and was married to Edward Banks MOLSON, in Lock Haven, Clinton Co., Pa. 21 Apr 1863. She was the mother of eight children, Ida M. GANTZ (1864), Harry G. (1868), George H. (1874), Herbert H. (1876), Joseph D. (1879), John Irvin (1884), Edward Banks, Jr. (1887) my grandfather, and Elvira M. BOND (1891). After Elizabeth C. MOLSON's death, some of her surviving children were living in the Philadelphia area. They were, Ida M. GANTZ, who may have taken her maiden name back after she and John GANTZ, of Mt. Joy, Lancaster Co. separated; Harry G. a music teacher; George H. who married Lulu BROOKS; Herbert H., a fireman, who married Helen DENNY; and John Irvin before he moved to Baltimore. George H. MOLSON died, at Philadelphia Gen. Hospital, 5 Oct 1923 and is buried in Eden Cemetery. Herbert died, 15 Jan 1922, and is buried in Pennsgrove, N.J.

GIBERSON posted by Barb Kelleyk on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Looking for information and/or descendants of Howell D. GIBERSON [b. Nov 1843 PA] listed in the 1900 census living in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA. Also listed was wife Mary [b. Nov 1841 PA; sons David [b. Jan 1870]; John [b. Apr 1872]; & daughter Mary [b. Jan 1875]. They were in the 1880 census in Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA with children Daniel [or David] age 11; John age 9; Howell age 7; Mary age 6. In the 1870 census Palo-Alto Borough, Schuylkill Co., PA, Howell & Mary were living with David [age 66] & Rebecca [age 67] AHER.

CONNOLY, MORAN, WEBB posted by Karen Scarpulla on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Looking for any information for Ann M. Moran born July 1901 - 1906 married Clarence Franklin Webb and later moved to Trenton, NJ had two sons William & James. Ann had a brother named Edward who was a police officer. She also had anAunt Ann (Annie) Connoly who died in October 1963-64

BATES posted by Mary Bole on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Looking for information about HANNAH BATES who was a widow in the census returns from 1800 to 1840 - in Philadelphia county.

TAGG posted by Gary Tagg on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Searching for BENJAMIN TAGG listed in Philadelphia in 1810. He was Rev War Soldier from 1778-1781 with the 2nd Pennsylvania Continental Line. I can not find anything more about him. Searching for desendents to see if I'm one of them.

COULTER, SEDDON posted by Judy Picard on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Katie Seddon b@1877 in Penn m John Coulter b@1875 in Penn [no city/county mentioned in either 1900 census or child's birth cert.] and had a child, Viola Beatrice, across the river in Gloucester City NJ in 1900. Family lore is that she left them when Viola was very young and Viola's grandmother raised her. Any connections? Any suggestions for finding them?

HUGHES, JUSTICE, SNYDER, WILSON posted by Nellie Sparrow on Saturday, January 15, 2000

WILLIAM WILSON and his son, THOMAS HAYES WILSON, probably lived in the Philadelphia area at one time. William Wilson married Mary Jane Hughes on March 29, 1773, and family records state he was once a judge, and his picture hangs in a Trenton, N.J. court house. His son, Thomas Hayes Wilson, was born in1790, was a teacher in Easton College ?, and laterfounded a private acadamy near Arch St., in Philadelphia. Thomas Hayes married first: Rachel Snyder, and second: Harriet Justice, daughter of Charles and Rebecca Justice. The Wilson's were Presbyterian's and probably Scotch-Irish.

VANDYKE posted by Ardis Parshall on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Seeking death information on James C. Van Dyke, a Philadelphia attorney who died 25 August 1866, presumably in Philadephia.

KLETT, WIELAND posted by Cindy Jensen on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Seeking information on Casper (Caspar) Klett who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1833. He was born April 13, 1817 in Wittenberg, Kingdom of Saxony, Germany. He married Sophia Wieland between 1833 and 1839. Their oldest daughter, Caroline Klett, was born in Philadelphia on April 20, 1839. Casper may have immigrated with his uncle, Gottfried Klett.Sophia had a sister, Louisa, and two brothers, Frederick and Christian.

PARKER posted by John Yanik Jr. on Saturday, January 15, 2000

I am researching a line of PARKER that was in Philadelphia. This line is also connected to the name THOMPSON of Philadelphia

DODARO, FRASCINO, MARATEO, SANNELLI posted by Mary Davis on Saturday, January 15, 2000

If you have any information about these Philadelphia families please contact:

BELL, GRANT posted by Loretta Barnard on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Seeking information on the descendents of John GRANT, b.1867, Armagh, Ireland; son of James GRANT & Ann BELL; immigrated to Philadelphia City ca 1885, 1897 Ann Jane ?____ b.Co. Derry, Ireland; Children: Ann Jane 1898, Philadelphia and Helen Matilda 1901 Philadelphia. Family is listed in the 1910 and 1920 Census records. John is listed in 1920 as a Dept Store Manager, his daugthers are listed as File Clerks for an Electrical Company. Members of this family are descendents of Isaac GRANT of Lattery, Co. Armagh, Ireland.

BURGHARDT, KLING posted by Stanley A. Kling on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Seeking descendants of a Johan Ludwig KLING of Phila., PA, b. abt. 1738, d. 1810, m. Anna BURGHARDT 1760. This is NOT the Johan Ludwig KLING of eastern New York State, m. Anna FRANTZ. There are records of this JLK in the Philadelphia area. Also, a Heinrich KLING, thought earlier to be the father of JLK of NY but probably not and perhaps unrelated, may have returned to Philadelphia.

LYKINS, MEE, RUDE posted by Marie A. Mee on Saturday, January 15, 2000

I am looking for information on John Mee, who is listed in the 1840 (p.36), 1850 (p. 110) and 1860 (p. 509) Pennsylvania census index as a resident of Philadelphia County. I believe he may be either the John Mee or the father of the John Mee who moved to Butler County, Ohio. The parents of the John Mee who moved to Ohio were John Mee and Sarah Lykins (not sure about the spelling) and I believe they stayed in Pennsylvania. The John Mee who moved to Ohio (born in Pennsylvania approximately 1830) was married to Eliza Hutchinson, also born in Pennsylvania around 1835, and he had several brothers, including Isaac and Richard, and a sister named Sarah who later married a John Rude and moved to Greenup County, Kentucky.

DONNELL, MULLEN posted by Chris O'Donnell on Saturday, January 15, 2000

I am looking for the ancestors of Martin J O'DONNELL and Dorothy MULLEN. They lived in Philadelphia in 1940-50-60's. Martin (my grandfather) had 2 brothers, Jack and Frank, and 2 sisters Margaret and Mary. His parents were Martin O'Donnell Sr and Sarah CALLAHAN. Dorothy Mullen (my grmother) had 2 brothers, John and Edward, and 2 sisters, Eileen and Helen. I do not know her parents names.

GIBSON, JARVIS, JONES posted by Jeanine Kenworthy on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Seeking information about a Lydia GIBSON, b.1827, living in Frankfort in 1901 who gave affadavit for William JARVIS, b. 1830, PA, for Civil War pension. Could she be his sister or his wife's sister. Wife, Mary JONES,b. 1836, PA. Seeking information on John JONES, b. 1832, living in Frankfort in 1901 when he signed an affadavit for William JARVIS, b. 1830, PA, for a Civil War pension. Could he have been a brother-in-law? William m.1851,PA, Mary JONES,b. 1836, PA and lived there until about 1855.

HAMILTON, SHARP posted by Dag Smith on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Looking for John Hamilton and wife Mary(Sharp) Hamilton. They died in an epidemic in 1825. Am also looking for their son, James Hamilton, born 11-30-1823 in Philadelphia.

FRANKLIN posted by Janice Tepper on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Looking for parents of Abraham FRANKLIN, b 1753 Philadelphia,PA. Joined Washington's army in Yorktown,VA in 1776, sved with him til 1781, then migrated to SW Virginia.

FOSBENNER, METZGER, RAY posted by Norman Charles Metzger on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Martin W. Metzger (1853/1920) married Katherine (Kate) Ray (1857/1932). A child, Harrison Stackhouse Metzger (1879/1945) married Florence Gertrude Fosbenner (1882/1966). They had 4 children, one being Norman Metzger (1921/1991) who married Muriel Delores Seese (1925/present). To the best of my knowledge, this all took place in Philadelphia PA.

MCEWAN posted by Colleen Ewan on Saturday, January 15, 2000

I am searching for information on Edward McEWAN family of Philadelphia, Pa. His parents immigrated from Scotland in early 1800's.

JONES, SEENEY posted by Aurelia Brooks on Saturday, January 15, 2000

I am searching for any information regarding LOUISE JONES b.1889 in Washington DC who married Cecil Jones of Va. They were listed as married in the 1920 Philadelphia Census, living on Bainbridge Street. CECIL died in 1934. His sister, Sarah SEENEY, signed the death certificate although he was still married to Louise. Does anyone have any information as to what happened to Louise Jones and Sarah Seeney? Do any if these names sound familiar to you or your grandparents. The Jones were listed as mulattos.

STOKES posted by Rosemary E Matthews on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Margaret Stokes born approx 1900 died approx 1971. Lived on Crieghton street for most of her adult life. She had a daughter who married a Russell Leaf.

FREY, KIESLER, LEVERING posted by Keith Fry on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Seeking imformation on any decendents of JOHN FREY. born about 1702 or 1703 in Roxborough Twp. Philaldelphia Co. to HENRICK and ANNA CATHERINE (LEVERING) FREY, ( HENRICK imigrated to Pennsylvania about 1680). Aparently JOHN died 23,Oct.1766 or 68 in the Franconia Twp. Montgomery Co. area. He married a MARY KIESLER .

MCCLELLAND posted by Mary McClelland on Saturday, January 15, 2000

I am looking for information regarding Robert John McClelland. He was born in county Antrim, Ireland around 1858 and married Rose Hamilton. He emigrated to Philadelphia and was naturalized in 1877. He had a son Hugh Hamilton McClelland who became a minister in the Episcopal church.

BROCK, NEHS, ZIRKLE posted by Ellen Gwaltney Bales on Saturday, January 15, 2000

I am searching for the ancestors of Henry NEHS, his father William Henry NEHS, and his mother, Anna BROCK. Henry NEHS was born in 1770 in Philadelphia and later went to Virginia, where he married Anna Maria ZIRKLE. The NEHS family apparently came to Pa. in the early 1700s from Germany.

LEWALLEN, LEWELLEN, LLEWELLYN, LUALLEN posted by Thomas R. Lewallen on Saturday, January 15, 2000

William Lewallen, etc. The name has been spelled all of these ways unsure how it would be listed. William was born 1811 and shows up on the 1830 census, Kensington Township. I have not been able to verify any of this info.

CADWALADER posted by Susan McVey on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Seeking any information on CHRISTIAN CADWALDER . She was born cira l7l2 in Philadelphia, Penn. and married James Campbell and died in Wilmington, N.C.

HOOVER posted by Judith C. Damewood on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Julia E. HOOVER lived in Philadelphia on N. 33rd (street number illegible) on 15 April 1937, when she applied for a Social Security Number. She was employed by a company located at 15 South 34th Street that appears to be "Suppl.. Wills Jones Mil.. Co." If someone could provide information on the correct name for this company and if it still exists, I would certainly appreciate it. Any information on Julia would be appreciated.

MERRIHEW posted by Harry Merrihew on Saturday, January 15, 2000

I am looking for information on the Merrihews that were members of the following printing firms based in Philadelphia: Merrihew & Gunn, 1833 - 1838; Merrihew & Thompson, 1839-1863; Merrihew & Son, 1865-1876; Merrihew & Lippert, 1881.

SWEENEY, SWEENY posted by Ceil Gilmore on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Seeking information about Cornelius (Neal) Sweeney. Immigrated from Ireland about 1853 or 54.With wife Mary and baby Annie and perhaps a teenager Mary Quinn. They lived in Phila. They had a daughter Sarah (Sally) born Feb.6, 1854 and another daughter Cecilia (my grandmother) born May 31,1860. Mary died in 1883 at the age of 75, Cornelius in 1895 at the age of 85, Annie in 1896 at the age of 43, Sarah in 1930 at the age of 76, Cecilia Kelly in 1935 at the age of 75. I do not have much information on this family up to the time of their deaths and the marriage of Cecilia to my grandfather Francis (Frank) Kelly on Jan. 9 ,1879.

BLAIR, HALLOCK, MYERS, THUMPHEARD posted by Tammy L. Humphrey on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Looking for information on Anthony MYERS who married Agnes BLAIR. Their son, Walter MYERS was born August 30, 1898 in Philadelphia and died in Steuben County, New York. In Walter MYERS obituary it is indicated that was survived by a brother, Peter, a step-mother Mrs. Alice HALLOCK and two half-sisters, Mrs. Sally DAVIS of Philadelphia and Mrs. BettyTHUMPHEARD.

GREY, THORNG, THURING posted by Linda Schlarb on Saturday, January 15, 2000

I am looking for information about a family and the bar or tavern they owned called F. Thuring's in Philadelphia between 1870-1900. This bar was owned by my grandfather's parents, his last name was changed from Thuring to Thorng and his mother was Adelaide Grey.

CORNELL posted by Shannon Sjodin on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Searching for the CORNELL family in Philadelphia beginning around 1860's - 1870's. They lived on Spring Garden St. in Philly. Have old CDV's to share with other researchers.


I am researching the above named Philadelphia ancestors. I would be more than willing to exchange information on my family with others to connect with family!

DIDONATO, LAPKIEWICZ, MUCERINO, TOMCZAK posted by Fran Mucerino on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Researching naturalization and any other info on grandparents Ferdinando Mucerino and Carmella Mucerino (DiDonato) from Italy, arrived Philadelphia late 1880s. Also looking for naturalization info on Walter Lapkiewicz and Cecilia Lapkiewicz (Tomczak) from Russian in the late 1880s.

FRAME, WUNDER posted by Edith Knetz on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Edith Mae Frame married William F. Wunder in 1902. Edith's parents were Andrew Frame and Lydia Sutcliffe. William's parents were William F., Sr. and Elizabeth Murray. Looking for information on the ancestors of these two lines.

LINEY, SCHMIDT posted by Deborah Liney on Saturday, January 15, 2000

My grandfather was Francis Liney, died in Philadelphia around 1956-57. He had 2 brothers- James(?) or Charles(?) and Thomas(?). My grandmother was Caroline Schmidt. They lived in Philadelphia all their lives as far as I know. They belonged to St. Henry's parrish. Trying to find relatives past and present.

MARTIN posted by Ed Martin on Saturday, January 15, 2000

I am researching the family of JOHANN NICKEL MARTIN who arrived in Philadelphia in 1754 or 1756 from the Berkenfeld, Germany area. I am trying to establish the ship he arrived on, date and all available infromation on him and his family while in Pennsylvania. The family later moved to Anson County, NC and then to Charleston, SC. I do not know how long they were in Pennsylvania or any other information about their time in Pennsylvania except by 1776 they were in Charleston, SC.

CHAPPELL, FAIN posted by Robbie Taylor Read on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Family notes indicate that my GrGrandfather, Dr. William Harris Fain, was put through The Philadelphia School of Medicine about 1882-1884 by his Grandfather, Dr. Gabriel H. Chappell. William was born & raised in East Texas, & practiced in TX.Can anyone tell me anything about this school or anything about this family? Is there a way of finding whether he was listed on the rolls of this school?

STECH, STECK posted by Julie C. Scoggins Stech on Saturday, January 15, 2000

I am searching for any information on George Jakob STECH (STECK), b. Jan. 18, 1879 in Germany. Immigrated to America in 1895, naturalized in 1903. He lived in Philly, first as a border with the RILLING family (Henry RILLING head of household) {this is from the 1900 Philly census}, then on his own. He married Maria B. KNEUKER (KNEUCKER) b. Jan. 27, 1880 in Bavaria, on Feb. 15, 1902. Maria immigrated in 1896, do not know her naturalization date. They had 2 children while in Philly: Louisa Carolina STECH (STECK), b. 11/3/1907, and Hilarius Carl STECH (STECK) (aka Carl), b. 9/15/1909. Later, around 1910-11, they moved to Camden Co., NJ, where three other children were born: Franz (Frank), b. 1915, George Jr., b. 1912, and Christian, b. 1917. In the 1920 NJ Census, the STECH's had a few borders living with them: Fritz GABRIEL (??), Frank DOWNT (??) and John and Elizabeth LANDENBERGER. All of these people are from Germany. I have been looking for this family for ages. It's my husband's family. Christian was his grandfather, who died very young.

BROCIOUS, PROCIOUS, WALTERS posted by Chrisandra Vares on Saturday, January 15, 2000

I have a ggg grandfather Thomas Walters served in R. W. 1777. He was in Philidelphia Pa. The only information that I have on him was that he married a Catherine...? Had only one son named John b 1805. Who know how many daughters? Who were his parents. Have been unable to trace any early orgions. The first known records of him have been in Armstrong Cty Pa & Jefferson cty Pa, listed as very old. Then nothing after that. John married a second time and said that his father was John. Could it have been John, Johanns Thomas Walter,s? Was said to have been Penn Dutch. of Penn. His son John married to a Susannah Procious(Brocious b 1813). Not able to locate her parentage either. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas please let me know no matter how slim.

COPPICUS posted by Helen V. McConchie Stith on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Edward and Lillian COPPICUS of Philadelphia adopted my mother 1915. I am looking for their parents.

CLARK, NIXON posted by Dick Hillenbrand on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Looking for information on Esther Mary NIXON (c1844-1882,) married Capt. Julius H. CLARK, 23 MAY 1866 in Philadelphia and lived in NYC & NJ tilL about 1870's, then moved to her husband's home area of Chenango and Madison Counties, New York. She is buried with her husband in New Woodstock Cemetery, Town of Cazenovia, Madison Co., NY.

CASSIDY, MULHOLLAND, NUGENT, QUINN posted by Kelly Cassidy on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Looking for any other relatives/descendants of Jeremiah CASSIDY and Catherine/Kate NUGENT. Kate was the daughter of Owen NUGENT and Ann QUINN, the whole family arrived in Philadelphia in 1887 from Glasgow Scotland and had originally been from Armagh, Northern Ireland. Kate's siblings included Ellen MULHOLLAND, Owen, James, Sarah, Mary, Elizabeth, and Richard NUGENT. In 1889 Jeremiah CASSIDY came to Philadelphia from Glasgow to be reunited with the Nugent family and married Kate the next year. Their children were Thomas, James, Ann, and Ellen CASSIDY. Please contact me if you think you may have a connection to these families.

LIGHTCAP posted by Mary Anne Lightcap on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Searching for information on JACOB LIGHTCAP, born mid-to-late 1700's, large landowner in Philadelphia part of which is now Fairmount Park, was a Tory, had a son, Samuel of Pottstown.

GROVE posted by John Grove on Saturday, January 15, 2000

i've been searching for the gravesite for John James GROVE, who was buried "at Trinity in Philadelpia" according to his wife's tombstone in Nova Scotia. He had arrived in Philadelphia in the 1820's and I'm sure some of the family had moved on to Nova Scotia by the 1840's, although there is no mention of his exact date of death. If anyone can find his record of death or the specific Trinity cemetary where his gravestone is, it would be greatly appreciated.

CAPRARO, SULLO posted by Jolynn Woerner on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Looking for a list if it exists, or can be looked at, of deaths attributed to the flu outbreak in Philadelphia in 1918. Looking for anyone in the Capraro or Sullo families.

TAPPER posted by Deborah Logsdon on Saturday, January 15, 2000

does any one have any information on the Tapper family of Philadelphia. I have found a William TAPPER, Philip N. TAPPER, and a Benjamin TAPPER. They may have been in Georgetown also. Around the 1800s.

MYNAR, PITLICK posted by Matthew Shaffer on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Looking for information on the MYNAR family of Philadelphia. John MYNAR and Gabriella PITLICK came to Philadelphia from Germany circa 1895. They had three children: (1) Frederick John Mynar (2) Anna Mynar (3) Marie Mynar Hart. I know very little on this family. John died in 1932 and Gabriella died in 1941, both in their 70s at death. They are buried in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia. Frederick was an accountant and Anna worked for the Metropolitan Insurance Company.

MAJARICH, MAJERIK, MAYERICH posted by Mario Majarich on Saturday, January 15, 2000

I am seeking information on the origins and connections of the MAJERICK family members. the name has been variously spelt MAJERICH, MAYERICH and MAJARICH. They have settled in diverse parts of the US. Some lived in the Philadelphia, Indiana and Erie Counties of Pennsylvania. Advice on the sources of information of birthplace, arrival in the US of the original members and any ancestry would be appreciated.

FREED, SHIVERS posted by Gerri Freed on Saturday, January 15, 2000

seeking information on a Charles FREED,lived in Phila. Pa. in Late 1800s. Father of two children, Horace D. FREED 1891-1956, and Rebecca FREED. Possibly married a Shivers.

BUGGY, EMMETT, KANE posted by Townsend M. Buggey on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Seeking info related to Joseph Patrick BUGGY born 1821 Ireland, immigrated to USA 1833. Married Catherine Kane and lived in Phila with children Henry, Catherine, Elizabeth, Josephine, Mary and Robert Emmett. Robert Emmett later changed name spelling to BUGGEY.

CRUSE, LAVIS posted by Frank Campbell on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Need info re Alexander CRUSE. On 9 Jun 1825 in the 2nd Baptist Church of Philadelphia he was married by T. J. Kitts to Sophia LAVIS. Alexander was probably born in Bucks Co., PA and died 8 Feb 1850 in Muncy, Lycoming, PA. Sophia was born 9 Nov 1798 in Bristol, Somerset, England and died 2 Nov 1888, Hughesville, Lycoming, PA. Who were Alexander CRUSE's parents? Is the 2nd Baptist Church still there and are their records available?

MCMAHAN, MCMAHON, MCMANN posted by Kathlene McMann-Lukasik on Saturday, January 15, 2000

I am looking for information on Bridget McMahan listed on the 1860 census under Philadelphia County, 7, W. Philadelphia, page 163. I would appreciate any information. She may be my ggg-grandmother.

CLAEYS, FRANCHOIS posted by Cathy Porter on Saturday, January 15, 2000

If you have CLAEYS or FRANCHOIS from Philadelphia, please contact me. I am looking for Jeanne FRANCHOIS married to Adolph CLAEYS. They had a child born in 1929 named Evelyn.

FAU, MCCALL, YEAGER posted by Steve Yeager on Saturday, January 15, 2000

1st reformed church, Philadelphia. From Pennsylvania German Marriages. George Jeager, Marg McCall, married 25 Dec 1805. Peter Yeager, Cath Fau, married 2 Jun 1816. Looking for information on children born to these marriages.

EINWECHTER posted by Richard P Einwechter Sr. on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Searching for EINWECHTER. Listed in the Bulletin almanac ,1948 as being in business over 150 years. Phila. BRICKLAYERS. GEORGE P>&SONS.

HERZOG, NEFF, NICHOLAS, WIENAND posted by Barbara McCormick on Saturday, January 15, 2000

My grandparents, ALBERT NEFF and CAROLINE ELIZABETH HERZOG, were from Philadelphia. Albert was born 25 Aug 1891 and the s/o Albert F. Neff and Sophia Wienand. In the 1890 City Directory, Albert F. and Sophia were living at 2211 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, and they were married on 9 Mar 1890 at St. Bonifacious Roman Catholic Church located at Diamond St. & Norris Square, Philadelphia. Caroline was born 8 Dec 1892 and the d/o Bernard Herzog and Caroline Nicholas. In the 1890 City Directory, Bernard was living at 2413 Hancock St., Philadelphia. For many years, Albert and Caroline operated a Seafood Restaurant (Oysters were their specialty) on Germantown Avenue.......approx. the 3200 block, not too far from Broad Street. Their only child, my mother, Grace Mary Neff, was born 15 Sept 1914. She attended St. Cecilian Academy in Chestnut Hill. I really need some info on the NEFF, HERZOG, WIENAND, NICHOLAS families.

DEHAVEN, LEVERING, SUPPLEE, ZIMMERMAN posted by Ginger Edie Hoffman on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Looking for any info on these Philadelphia families.

MCGONEGAL, MONTEITH, MONTIETH posted by Carol Montieth Watts on Saturday, January 15, 2000

David Montieth (b. May 1, 1800 in County Tyrone, Ireland; d. Sep 9, 1875 in Indianapolis, IN) evidently immigrated into the Port of Philadelphia in 1818. He probably lived in Whitemarsh Twp in Montgomery County with wife and son in 1830. He filed naturalization papers in Philadelphia in 1837 and was living in Philadelphia at that time. In 1840, he lived in Roxborough Twp, Philadelphia. He and the family moved to eastern Indiana about 1845. Children in order of birth: (unknown), Mary, Sarah, John, James, Clark, Emanuel or Thomas, Mathias, Ann. Wife: Margaret. Last name may be McGonegal or Managail. She was born Feb, 8 1808 in Chestnut Hill, PA. John (& Ann) Monteith and their descendants lived in Nebraska and Idaho since about 1860. Any information would be helpful.

LIKE posted by Ron Williams on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Johann Hendrik LIKE arrived in Philadelphia on Sept 27, 1739 on the "Lydia" from the "Rhineland". Any information on Johann would be appreciated.

PETERSON, WILSON posted by Nellie Sparrow on Saturday, January 15, 2000

I am seeking information on the William W.Wilson family who resided in Philadelphia prior to 1850 and afterwards. William W. Wilson married Levitha Peterson, and had children: William Brinkley Wilson; (born April 27, 1853) Harry R. Wilson; Emily M. Wilson (married a VanSant); D. Warren Wilson; Benjamin Peterson Wilson; Raymond Justice Wilson; Frank Wilson; Charles Wilson; and Eilwood Vail Wilson. I know some of the children remained in Philadelphia, and others moved to Ohio and Maryland. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who can supply more information on this family and on back.

DUCHARME, HAMILTON posted by Gary G. Cyr on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Gedeon Henry Charles Ducharme and Sarah Jane Hamilton had a child named Henry Joseph Ducharme on 08 May 1920 in Philadelphia. Sarah was 22 at the time. I cannot locate any records for Joseph or Sarah. Gedeon returned to Massachusetts a short time after 1920. I am looking for Joseph. Did Sarah divorce and re-marry? Did Joseph change his name if his mother re-married?

TWEEDY posted by Clay A. Darnell on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Trying to confirm the genealogy of this family. William TWEEDY b 1745 pb PA M UNKNOWN children of William and Unknown James Francis TWEEDY b 1770 pb NC M Rachael Nel BLAKELY she was the dau of Robert BLAKELY b 1743 pb PA and Martha Dillion Robert Francis TWEEDY b 1772 pb unknown Patrick TWEEDY b 1774 John D. TWEEDY b 1779.

GETHARD posted by Sharon Murray on Saturday, January 15, 2000

My 4th great grandfather Anthony GETHARD was believed to be born in New Jersey, Hunterdon County about 1795. Anthony married Mary Susan Dilts about 1824. I am seeking the parents of Anthony or any one by the surname GETHARD in Philadelphia or surrounding counties. It is believed the family came to the US by way of Philiadelphia. The family was "Dutch". I believe the family was from Bavaria, Germany. I invite any and all comments or questions.

LYONS, NEWLAN, NEWLIN, RIEGEL, THOMLINSON posted by Diane Strickland on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Looking for information on Frank Gilbert LYONS, who lived in Philadelphia in the 1920's. He was married to Berenice Alma RIEGEL. She was born in Reading, PA. They had 3 sons, Gordon, Donald, and Wallace, who I believe were all born in Philadephia. Berenice Alma RIEGEL's mothers name was Margaret Elizabeth THOMLINSON and her mothers name was NEWLIN or NEWLAN. Information on any of these people will be greatly appreciated.

DOCK, FASSNACHT, KIEFFER, KOLB, SPECHT posted by Lynn MacDoolke on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Looking for contact from anyone researching these families. Mathias Kieffer and his sister Susannah Kieffer came to the USA from Luxembourg in 1854. They were with his children, Jean (John), Nicholas, Lorenzo Mathias, Magdalene and Margaret(ha). Lorenzo married Emma Kolb, daughter of Sebastian Specht. Magdalene married Franz Dock and Margaret was married to a Fassnacht. The family was very involved with St. Peter's Church at 5th and Girard.

GRANDEN, GRANDIN, GRANDINE, GRANDOM, GRANDON, GRATTON, GRINDING posted by Pamela Villafuerte on Saturday, January 15, 2000

I am looking for connections to this family. They were in the Philadelphia County census for 1790. A Mr. GRANDON of Burlington was on a ship that went to port in Philadelphia in 1773. They were back and forth between the two cities. They were weavers, dyers, merchant, lawyers, ministers, fullers, and into textiles. Bernard GRANDON married Sarah POINTSWAY in 1740 in the ST Mary's church at Burlington, but, no one can find where she came from-maybe Philadelphia. I am looking for tax records, wills, land or rent records, baptisms or anything to find this family.

DENO, HENTZ posted by Kenneth Larsen on Tuesday, February 1, 2000

JACOB HENTZ, wife CATHERINE DENO. Jacob was a Civil War Veteran. I need any information on them, my Great-Grandparents. Were they the immigrants or their parents? Jacob from Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, GER.

DUBOSE, DUBOSQ, FEBRY, FEEBY, HAMM, MURNANE posted by Molly Murnane on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I'm looking for information on the following surnames MURNANE, HAMM, DUBOSQ (DUBOSE), and FEBBY (FEBRY). Thomas Murnane lived in Phila. from @1847 until his death in 1873. He was married with five children. One of his daughters married a Dubosq and had a son Peter, born @1867. His other daughter married a Febby and had a son named Thomas, born @1872. Also looking for info on James Hamm, born in Phila. @1810 or any of his sons, William, Samuel, James and especially Albert. William and Samuel were jewelers. Albert was a carpenter and policeman. Any help would really be appreciated.

MACATEER, MCENTYRE, MCINTIRE, MCINTYRE posted by Helen M. Imburgia on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I'm looking for info on a Thomas McINTYRE, b. c1830 in Ireland & d. bet. 1869-1879 in Reading, Berks Co., PA. He m. Bridget (Bee) NORTON b. Mar 1833 in Ireland. They lived in Reading, Berks Co., PA. Thomas may have had family who lived in Chester Co., PA &/or Philadelphia, PA. Both Thomas & a brother, Bernard McINTYRE became citizens in Philadelphia & are living there in the 1860 Census.

FEEL, FEHL, FEHLE, FEHLER, FELL, PFUHL posted by Helen M. Imburgia on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I'm looking for info on the family of Henry FELL. From his military record dated 24 Aug 1833--In open court to obtain benefit of pension, Henry FELL, resident of Lower Mt. Bethel, was drafted in the year 1775. Again, drafted in 1777, the fall of 1778, & 1780. He was born in 1756 in Philadelphia Co., PA. He died abt. 1835 in Mt. Bethel, Northampton Co., PA.

FOOSE, FOSS, FOX, FUCHS posted by Helen M. Imburgia on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I'm looking for info on a Harold (Harry) & Hannah (Hanson) FOSS who immigrated from Scotland & Denmark & are living in the Philadelphia, PA area around or before 1880. They had a son William b. 1881-82 & a daughter Myrtle b. 1885. She died young & unmarried in Philadelphia, date unknown?

VANFOSSEN posted by Beth Van Fossen Lias on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I am looking for the name of the wife of Ezra VAN FOSSEN (Arnold, Arnold, jr., Arnold 111). I have her only as "Irish Spinster."

SWEENEY, SWEENY posted by Ceil Gilmore on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Searching for g-grandparents Cornelius(Neal)&Mary Sweeney.They lived in Phila.Pa.1854to1895.They had three daughters Annie,Sharah&Cecilia.

HOLBERT, PLATT posted by June Gautieri on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Looking for information on John Holbert of Phila and Mary Platt of Burlington County, NJ. Mary was born in 1812 and died in 1880 in Phila. Info on Mary came from Platts of Burlington County, written by Charles Platt. I am trying to find out what happened to them when they moved to Phila. Any help would be so appreciated.

PILE, PYLE, YOUNG posted by Steven L. Shope on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Perhaps you might have heard of a Richard YOUNG who married a Wilhelmina PYLE on 24 Dec 1856. I obtained this date from the LDS IGI files online, and it is the only date I have concerning either of these two people. They had at least one daughter, Jeanette YOUNG (b. 4 Dec 1863 in Philadelphia and d. 19 Dec 1961 in Bridgton, Maine). I have a small hymnal presented to Richard YOUNG on 1 Dec 1844 "for proficiency in Shorter Catechism" by the Sunday School of the 4th Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia. Richard was my third great grandfather. His daughter, Jeanette, married an Episcopal priest (The Rev. Henry Bell Bryan). Jeanette Young was born 4 Dec 1863 in Philadelphia. Both Jeanette and Fr. Henry are buried in Middletown, DE. I would appreciate any information on Richard YOUNG and Wilhelmina PYLE.

GIBBONS, WOODWARD posted by Barbara Bader on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Garin Woodward, parents Charles and Louisa, b. about 1820 in PA married Rachael Gibbons, parents George and Rachael, b. about 1825. They lived in Philadelphia in 1850. Garin and Charles were tobaconnists. Their daughter, Emma b. 1845 married Harry Swartzlander of Bucks Co. in 1871.

CROZIER posted by Edith Cameron Blankenship on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I am looking for information on Jane Watson CROZIER, born abt. 1807, in Ireland but who probably died in Philadelphia. She and her husband, William Crozier, came to Philadelphia from Ireland in 1841 with children Eliza Jane, Margaret "Maggie," and probably James and Fanny. Eliza and Maggie are later found in Montgomery, AL as is their father William and a younger brother, William Henry, born after they arrived in the U. S. What happened to the mother, Jane, and to the other siblings, James Crozier and Fanny Crozier? If anyone knows about the rest of this family, I would appreciate some help. Jane was my third great grandmother.

CHEW, SADLER, SEYFRIED posted by Bob Harper on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Researching: William Riley SADLER (1869-1950), Benjamin CHEW (1885-1939), Laura May FOREMAN CHEW (1880-1956), Eugene SEYFRIED (1883-1955) all buried at "Fernwood Cemetery" outside Philadelphia, PA. Any help or clues will be most appreciated.

HOLLYWOOD, MCGOVERN posted by Fran McGovern on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

HOLLYWOOD, Madeline, b. Feb 1877 in Ireland. Immigrated 1889 and settled in Phila. Probably traveled with sisters, Maggie and Kate, possibly Helena. Married Thomas MCGOVERN in Apr/May 1898 at St. Michael's church. Three children, Thomas b. 14 Sep 1899, Marie b. 30 Aug. 1901, and John b. 15 Jan 1903. Appeared in 1900 census at 1416 Mascher St. On 1910 census address was shown as House of Corrections. Thereafter disappeared. Would like to know why she was in House of Corrections, where she went after that, ship she immigrated on, town of origin, parents names, date of death. Any help would be appreciated.

FLANAGAN posted by Fran McGovern on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

FLANAGAN, Joseph, b. 22 Nov 1874 in Philadelphia. Married Catherine Monaghan, b. Apr. 1974, and had one child, Mary Veronica b. 5 Jun 1895. Joseph died 6 Mar 1908. Death certificate states his occupation was "driver". Obituary states funeral was held at home of his parents, 2600 Pine Street, requiem mass at St. Patrick's. Would like information regarding his family at that address, i.e. names of parents, siblings, life with wife and daughter, etc. Unable to locate them on any census. Any information would be appreciated.

SCHOPPET posted by Fran McGovern on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

SCHOPPET, Frank (Francis Valentine) b. Nov 1849 in Braunweiler, Germany. Immigrated to US in 1872 and settled in Philadelphia where he worked as a baker. Married 2 times, Dora, and to Margaret WISGICKL in 1906 at St. Boniface Catholic Church. They had several children Lizzie b. 1893, Theresa b. 1896, John b. 1899, Caroline b. 1901, Julius b. 1902, Marie b. 1904, Anthony b. 1907and Edith b. 1909. Would like some information about ship he immigrated on, port of entry, his business in Philadelphia, societies he may have been a member of. Any information would be appreciated.

SCHOPPET, WISGICKL posted by Fran McGovern on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

WISGICKL, Margaret, b. Jul 1873 in Bavaria, Germany and immigrated to U. S. in 1889 probably with a sister, Caroline. Married Frank SCHOPPET in 1906 at St. Boniface Church. Would like information about the town she came from in Bavaria, parents' names, her immigration, i.e. what ship, what port of entry, and date of death. Any information would be appreciated.

REIMER, TAYLOR posted by Jeff Crowell on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

George William TAYLOR born April 25, 1855 in Philadelphia. Father: Isaac TAYLOR. Mother: Martha REIMER. Since births were not officially recorded until 1860, how can I pinpoint more on this Isaac TAYLOR family? Have been unsuccessful with census data & city else can I pinpoint where they lived? There are several Isaacs in censuses and directories. Maybe by finding where they lived I can check the records of the neighborhood churches.

GUTHRIE, SIMPSON posted by Jack Martin on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Looking for descendants of John SIMPSON and Alice GUTHRIE. They were living in Philadelphia in 1889. Also looking for descendants of Alexander GUTHRIE and his wife Agnes. They too were in Philadelphia in 1918. Sarah GUTHRIE, in 1889, was at the Christ Church Hospital in Philadelphia, a sister to Alice and Alexander.

BARROW posted by Mary Ann Barrow on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Any info on Daniel D. BARROW or his son, Michael BARROW married to Anna Mary RILEY would be appreciated. Came from Ireland and settledin Phila but not sure where in the city. Later moved to Delaware County.

LIGHTCAP posted by Rosey Sears on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Searching for Jacob Lightcap, large landowner in philadelphia in mid to late 1700's, a tory, land became part of Fairmount Park, had a son, Samuel who was a railroad engineer from Pottstown who moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Need wife of Jacob and any connections to prior Lightcaps.

CAMPBELL, GINTER posted by Judy Jackson on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

My grandfather(James) was orphaned around 1904 and taken in by Girard College around that time. His parents were Michael B and Edith M (Ginter) Campbell. Can you help me find info on him?

FAULKNER, WHIPPLE, WISEMAN posted by Gloria Robbins on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Philadelphia Co., 1920's - Looking for an Anna (Annie) Whipple or Tillie Faulkner who lived in Philadelphia in 1923 - may be on 1920 census. They are sisters and a sister of my greatgrandmother, Jennie Bercaw Wiseman. Would like to have the names of their parents (may be from Northampton Co). Can anyone help?

GEUTHER, GUIDER posted by Sharon B. Lodge on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Emiline (Emma) GUIDER died April 25, 1886 in Philadelphia. She was born April 4, 1847 in Hardin Co., Ohio. I would like to know the place she died and any other info you may have. Also, I am searching for any information about George Godfrey Christian GEUTHER/GUIDER who was born Feb. 22, 1804 in Saxony, Germany and was naturalized Oct. 7, 1844 in Philadelphia Probate Court. George was an uncle of Emma GUIDER.

RULE, TORRENS posted by Charlotte Ketterer on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

John RULE and Margaret TORRENS were married in 1822 at the Fourth Presbyterian Church by Rev. Potts. Location of the church was 5th and Cashills(Sp?). I am looking for records of their marriage and baptisms of children. Help in locating this church and/or records will be greatly appreciated.

MCWILLIAMS posted by Peggy Phillips on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

My grandfather John McWilliams died in 1942 in Philadelphia but I have no more information than that. Does anyone have nay suggestion where I might look for a list deaths in 1942 in Phila?

GAFFORD posted by William Roy Gafford on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Searching for Gaffords in the 18th century. I found a John Gafford in an old church record which indicated he was in Philadelphia in 1743. Does anyone have any other records of Gaffords in 1700's?

MCDERMOTT posted by Carol Comp on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

The 1860 US Census, Philadelphia, shows my GGGrandfather, John McDermott, age 28, b. Ireland, married to Eliza age 26. Children Wm H age 10, Hugh age 7, Julia Ann age 3 (my Ggrandmother), and Bridget A., age 1. Also, next door to this family is one Ellen McDermott age 44, b. Ireland, with children Mary age 21, John age 14, Hugh age 10, Sopie age 9, Theresia age 7, and James age 5. There is nothing to indicate that the two families are related on the census--it is just a thought. I am interested in corresponding with anyone from these families. Also, can anyone enlighten me about the location of Ward 21, and Community/Post Office of Leverington in Philadelphia? These were on the census page for location.

GRUBER, MICHAEL, MICHEL, YOUNGBLOOD posted by Meralou Petty on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Peter GRUBER and Barbara YOUNGBLOOD came to the US in 1836 from Prussia (Germany) Daughter Katherine marriedPaul MICHAEL in Germantown, Pa in 1838.

MCDYER, TRAINER posted by Bernard D. Dyer on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I am searching for information on my grandfather, Bernard P. McDYER who was married to Mabel TRAINER around 1916 or 1917. Bernard P. McDYER died in the 1918-19 flu epidemic and was buried in Holy Sepulchre cemetery on Oct. 25, 1918 at age 26.

ELDRIDGE, FORBES posted by John Kangas on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

My Great-grandfather Charles S. ELDRIDGE was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 14, 1868. He was married to a Miss Jennie Forbes. Date of marriage unknown. It is unknown how long after his birth that he resided in Philadelphia. Names of his parents are unknown. I am searching for anyone who may be able to help me fill in some blanks. If any of this rings a bell feelfree to contact me.

MILLARD, SPALDING posted by Ronald Denes on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I am researching Edna SPALDING, born August 1833 in Lockport, NY and her sister Emily Delphine SPALDING born 1837 in Lockport, NY. They were the daughters of Frederick Allen SPALDING, born February 25, 1812 in Charlotte, NY and Emily Dorcas MILLARD, born July 22, 1813 in Pembroke, NY. It is reported in a genealogy book of the SPALDING family that Edna and Emily Delphine SPALDING were living in Philadelphia, PA. Their parents died in New York. Does anyone have any information on this family?

COOK, SERSON posted by Kathleen Cook Salo on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

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

MCCONAGHY posted by Mary McConaghy Daley on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

My grandfather David McConaghy came from Great Britain on September 13,1880 at the age of 10. He was a builder/contractor in the Philadelphia Area. I think in West Phila..He married Margaret Gassline(not to sure of spelling).Margaret was born about 1870 and died in September 1960.She lived in Germantown at the time of her death.David and Margared had one son John David born in February 22,1905 and died in August 1,1971 in San Diego,Ca. I only knew my grandmother Margaret.

KEMMLER posted by Walter Kemmler on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Karl Kemmler resided in Philadelphia: in 1913 Lived at 261 Cornwall St., Kensington Philadelphia. Immigrated around 1882 to 1886 from Germany. Died possible in around 1920

BENDER, SEESHOLTZ, SEYBERT, WENNER posted by Sarah Swisher on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

These family lines all came into Philadelphia in the 1700's, and ours stayed in PA. Will anyone with similar spellings, please contact me?

WEIR posted by Betty Gourlay on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

My grandparents (Andrew & Janet -sometimes spelled 'Jenete' WEIR) were married in New York in 1888. The address given was Germantown PA which I think is/was part of Philadelphia. In 1893 they were back in Scotland where a set of twins was born and died within a few weeks. They returned to USA and my father was born in Frankford Philadelphia in 1901. I have obtained a copy of the 1900 census entry and learned that my grandmother had actually had six children and none survived. I have only found two born in Scotland and feel that the other four must have been born in USA sometime between 1888-when they were married- and 1893 -when they must have returned to Scotland or between 1897 - they are mentioned in the church records in Philadelphia - and 1900 - the time of the census. I have found out that my grandfather is in the Philadelphia City Directory for 1890. Address given was 4326 Dorritt. Is this in Germantown as mentioned on his marriage certificate? The address given in the 1900 census was 1192 Unity Street and that is where my father was born. They attended Seventh Presbyterian Church in Frankford while living in Unity Street but transferred to that church from All Saints Evangelistic Lutheran Church, Philadelphia. Would that church have been local to Dorritt Street? And is it still in existence? How can I find out when the other babies were born?

ELDRIDGE, SHOEMAKER posted by Linda Lee Bukky on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Charles .S. ELDRIDGE, was born 14 March 1868 in Philadelphia, Pa. He was the son of Levi ELDRIDGE and Sarah SCHOEMAKER. Can anyone help with info about this couple before they moved to Ohio? Any other children, etc.? Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.

FREAS, HENDRICKS, VESTRIECE posted by Harriett Worrell on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I am looking for any info on Hiram AAron Hendricks b.March 26,1808 in Philadelphia married Dec.28,1830 in Bluebell, Elizabeth R. Freas (Vestriece). The Whitpain Reformed Church is mentioned on the info I have. Would appreciate any info.

HARTSFIELDER, HARTSVELDER, HATFIELD posted by Wynne Anne Walsh on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Searching for information on Jurian Hartsvelder, probably from Germany and settled in Philadelphia County, PA sometime before 1677. Married a woman by the name of Margaret and I believe if The First Presbyterian Church was there at that time, that's where they may have been married. The date would have been before March 15, 1679/80. I have conflicting information about their children, one, that they had a son named Adam, two, they had two sons, one named Edward (Hatfield) and Godfrey (Hartsfield). If you have any information, please e-mail me.

COSTELLO, DEE, SPINDLER posted by Dee Costello on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Patrick Costello (b abt 1840) m Ellen DEE (b abt 1844) may have lived in Philadelphia PA area. Patrick/Ellen had son Henry F "Harry" COSTELLO (1864-1890) m Anna SPINDLER (1865-dec). "Harry"/Anna resided in Detroit MI at 1887-1890 and had son Earl Harry COSTELLO (1887-1969) and dtr Ella COSTELLO (Apel) (188-1965). Searching for details on or connection to any and all of these folks, especially place of birth of "Harry" and place and dob/dod of Patrick and Ellen and parents of both. Earl/Ella sent to stay for 2 months after death of "Harry" with "aunts" named Bridget Costello (maiden/married surname?) and Fannie Costello (maiden/married surname?) who live around Erie PA area ca 1890. Any help or info would be appreciated.

BERGER, PEARSON posted by Kurt Boldt on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I am looking for Randolph Nelson Pearson bn. 1823 Phila. dd. 1894 Phila. His son was George Washington Pearson bn. 1856. Randolph md. Mariaire Ann Berger bn. 1827.

WHELAN posted by Judy Dalluge on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Looking for the child William WHELAN as a 3 yr. old in the 1860 Census or as a13 yr. old in the 1870 Census. Father's name most likely would be Thomas WHELAN

GREEN, WILLIAMSON posted by Scarlett Fox on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I am researching an Isaac Green who married a Priscilla Williamson.They were born in Philadelphia about 1820 or 1821. They moved to Columbus, Ohio (Franklin cty,pleasant twp.) . I believe they moved here sometime between 1850 and 1860. They had two children Thomas and Willhemia.

JUSTICE, JUSTIS, LAWRENCE, MORTON posted by Nellie Sparrow on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I am seeking information on my ancestor AMY LAWRENCE aka. Emy Lorens b: 1719. She married first: Andrew Morton Dec. 08, 1735 in New Jersey. She married second, John Justice Nov. 07, 1750, of Philadelphia, PA. I believe she lived in the Philadelphia area during her second marriage. Family records state that her parents were George Lawrence and Elizabeth Helms, and came to America from England. I would like to know more about Amy Lawrence, her family, and genealogy background.

RIGDON posted by Jerry Rigdon on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I am looking for the ancestors of a Sommerfield Rigdon d 1941-43.

BROWN, GARNER posted by Sharon Garner on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Sarah BROWN, b. Philadelphia about 1787, m. Henry GARNER in Washington County, GA. Henry was supposedly a cousin. Looking for any information on her parents.

BREWER, MCLINDSAY posted by Vicki McLINDSAY on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I have only one McLINDSAY in the state of PA. His name is James McLINDSAY. At 15 he lived with the Henry R. BREWER family in Franklin County. On the census of 1850 he is listed as 15 years old and being born in PA. I cannot find his family anywhere in the United States. Anyone who is searching for McLINDSAY must be family. Please contact me.

GUTHRIE, SIMPSON posted by Jack Martin on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Researching the families of SIMPSON and GUTHRIE. John SIMPSON and Alice GUTHRIE were married and living in Philadelphia in 1889. They lived at 1719 Christian Street. Looking for any descendants of the family. Researching Alexander GUTHRIE and his wife Agnes. This family lived at 1514 South 20th street in Philadelphia, during the year 1889. In 1918, the family lived at 5702 Harrington Avenue, in Philadelphia. Looking for any descendants of this family. Looking for any information on Sarah GUTHRIE, who was living in or near Philadelphia in 1889. She was a farmer, marital status unknown. She was employed or hospitalized at the Christ Church Hospital in Philadelphia during the same year.

DOYLE, QUINLAN posted by Sally Edgley on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

MARY DOYLE (DOB @ 1883, County Carlow, Ireland) emigrated to PA for the second time @ 1907. We believe she married @ 1911/1912 to either JAMES QUINLAN OR O'BRIEN (Quinlan is the favoured name). We have an address of RADNOR SQUARE, PHILADELPHIA (no longer exists) @ 1912 and as she was Catholic we think she will have married in a nearby Catholc Church. Can anyone help in locating the marriage, Radnor Square or the Church. I am in England and we are trying to trace descendants of Mary Doyle as she has a large Irish Family which would like to get in touch. (Brother Peter, dob 1875, and sister Bridget, dob 1882, also emigrated).

TULLY posted by Margaret Warne on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Seeking info about TULLY in Philadelphia County. Given names are Anna Marie, Anna, Anne, Arthur and Bridget. Would like to find out if any of them are related to Patrick TULLY, born 1872 or 1873. Patrick is my grandfather. Any information or help will be greatly appreciated.

HUTCHINSON, LAPSLEY posted by Jeff Hutchinson on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I am searching for information about Benjamin Hutchinson. He was born in Phila. about 1821 and died in 1866. He was married to Mary A Lapsley and had 6 children: Mary Ann, Emma, Harry, Benjamin, John and Thomas. He lived at 1325 Silbert St until his death. His occupation was listed as a "Carter." I am most interested in the names of his parents.

BALMER, FOSTER, MILLER, SCHMEHL posted by Bert Ee Miller on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

John Henry Miller, b. 1847 & Ester Anna Schmehl. Abraham Balmer, b.1813 & Elizabeth Weaver. Charles Garrison Foster b. 1845 & Mary Elizabeth Rulon.

WINSTON posted by Linda Mauney on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

THOMAS GEORGE WINSTON b-1/1/1903 in Ranson, Luzerne County, PA, d-7/1982-in Philadelphia, PA. Parents- Thomas Roy Winston and Sarah Ann Smith. Any obits or family links would be great.

GERRIS, GERRISH, HESS posted by Nancy Hess on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I looking for information regarding Edmond Hess. He lived in the Germantown, Pa. area with his wife Alice Gerris (Gerrish). He was probably born around 1868. He had several children one of them my grandfather. Henry Bentley Hess, born 1888 in Germantown, Pa.

BOLTON posted by Jere Keefer on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Seek data on family of Isaac BOLTON, born 1697, Phila. Co., Pa and died 175 in Bucks Co., PA. He married Sarah JONES, 1724 in Phila. Co., Pa.

JAGER, YEAGER posted by Steve Yeager on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I am looking for information on George JAGER/YEAGER who came to Philadelphia 1805, aboard the ship "Fair American". He may have married Margaret McCall later the same year. Also would like to know any children born to this marriage.

DUNCAN, GORMAN, HELSENS, LAWSON, MICHKOWSKY posted by Sandy Lovell on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I am researching the following names and would like to exchange information and family history: George Duncan and daughter Marguerite. William Lawson and Jane Gorman family. Camille Helsens and Helena Michkowsky family.

THORNHILL posted by Samantha Ward on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Seeking descendants of John(Jack) THORNHILL b.1875 Beeston Nottingham England. Believed to have emigrated to Philadelphia c1900-20 with Nottingham Lace making machines. Living in Long Eaton Derbyshire at time of emigration. Wife poss. from Eastwood Nottingham. Jack's parents - Samuel and Mary THORNHILL. Jack eldest of eight siblings all born Beeston; Fred, Herbert, Catherine/Kate(Caroline), Richard, Frank, Samuel and Elizabeth.

LUDLOW posted by Edward Podpora on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I would like any information on the Ludlow Family of Philadelphia from 1830 to present.

NONEWILER, NONWELLER, NUNEVILLER, NUNVELLER, NUNWEILER, NUNWILER posted by Sandy Hughes on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

My genealogy search has taken me back to Philadelphia County, Philadelphia to 1769 in baptismal records for the daughter of Thomas Nunwiler and Maria Dorothea (Elizabeth). I have immigration records for Matthias Nunveller (Philadelphia in 1777), but those records do not state what country he immigrated from. We believe Matthias to be Thomas' son (stated in his will), but he could just as easily be a brother. The name is currently spelled "Nuneviller". I am stuck in 1769 and am not sure where to go next.

WILEY, WYLIE posted by Jack Bowman on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Hugh WILEY / WYLIE listed in 1850 North Ward Philadelphia Census born Ireland age 51, Jane born Scotland age 46, daughters Janette age 24, and Amelia age 20 born Scotland. Rest of children born PA: Anna age 14, Mary age 12, John age 10, Elizabeth age 7, Robert age 4, and James age 1. Must have emigrated 1830 to 1836. Have further information on Anna m. 1856 at 9th Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Peter Frank BOURGUIGNON. Seeking any information on this family.

DILTS, RHOADS posted by Alfred Dingee Whitaker on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Seeking info on William RHOADS, who married Margaret DILTS, in July 1834. Where can I see the info on microfilm, on "The Early Records of the St. John's Methodist Episcopal Church". Thank you for your help; or any advise.

LINFORTH, POWELL posted by Sue Szewczyk on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Looking for information on the powell family from the philadelphia area. John Powell married Jane Linforth from Birmingham England.

PENNINGTON posted by Wanda Pennington Parker on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

The following was taken from the biographical appendix of the "History of Moniteau County, Missouri pages 991-992. ISAAC PENNINGTON was of English descent and a prominent Physician in Baltimore and Philadelphia. He was a member of the Dunkard Church and during the American Revolutionary war gave up his property rather than enter the service, as it was against his religious principles. He died at an advanced age. I would like to hear from anyone knowing anything on ISAAC PENNINGTON.

HUTCHINSON, HUTCHISON posted by Fred Hutchinson on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Searching for info PA activities of family group John & Margaret HUTCHISON; sons John, George, William; daughters Jennet, Frances; emigrated Ulster to Philadelphia to Augusta County, VA arriving there by 1738.

ABRAHAM, PHILLIPS, STURGIS posted by Sam D. Lawson on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I am looking for information on a Griffith PHILLIPS. I believe he is the same Griffith PHILLIPS who is shown on the LANDOWNERS OF PHILADELPHIA COUNTY, PA. 1734, along with Benjamin DAVIS and John STURGIS. Griffith PHILLIPS had a son, Samuel PHILLIPS, born in 1714 and who died in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery Co., Pa., on 19 November, 1788. This son, Samuel PHILLIPS, married to Keziah ABRAHAM, a daughter of James ABRAHAM and Margaret DAVIS.

GUSSEN posted by Mary Lee Sloan on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Joseph Gussen married in Philidelphia June, 1867.

LAVINE, LEVINE, RIEGERS posted by Kiely Malone on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

LEVINE, LAVINE, RIEGERS from PHILADELPHIA around 1919. Herman, Lena, and Barney Levine. Any help would be appreciated.

WOOD posted by Jon Holcombe on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Seek information on PETER WOOD of Philadelphia, father of JONATHAN WOOD, b 4 Mar 1777 who later married in Bucks County.

LUDLAM, LUDLOW, LUDLUM posted by Edward Podpora on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

LUDLOW/LUDLAM/LUDLUM families from Philadelphia Co. I am looking for information regarding the Ludlow Ludlam etc. families from 1790 to 1890.

DORIOT posted by Karen Copher on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I am searching for any information on Pierre Doriot or Pierre Doriot Interiors, 260 S. Eleventh St., Philadelphia. I believe the shop operated in the early or mid 19th century.

KELLY posted by Kathleen Bowers on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

KELLY-Benjamin Franklin born Feb. 22, 1847 in Pa, died Jan 21, 1920 in Philadelphia. Wife's name Georgianna? Born 1848 and died before 1951. Had at least 1 son-Daniel Warren born Feb 3, 1869, died April 21, 1951 in Lackawanna County, wife Della M Reese Davis?

TAPPER posted by Deborah Logsdon on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I'm researching the Tapper line located in Philadelphia, Germantown, NJ, and Jefferson County, PA. Some of the names that I have from Phila. are: Philip N. Tapper born 1826(?), William N. Tapper b. 1816, married Elizabeth M., Thomas Tapper born 1822, married Lydia Tapper. John Tapper If anyone has any information please contact me.

REDDISH posted by Susan Curelop on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I am searching for any information on Nicholas REDDISH, c. 1731. I have information of him subscribing to Benjamin Franklin's Library Company, but that is all I have. Anything would be a help.

BADGER posted by Darla Broady on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Seeking information on the BADGER family who were in Philadelphia in at least 1834. As a son, JOSEPH HENRY BADGER, was born 1 April 1834 in Philadelphia. He remained there until he was about 21 years of age, at that time he migrated west to Nebraska and Kansas. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

FITZPATRICK, HARRINGTON, OWENS posted by John Jordan on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I am looking for relatives of the HARRINGTON family. My grandmother, Anna Harrington Owens lived on Zeralda St. Her sister, Mary, also lived on Zeralda St. and helped my grandparents purchase their home in 1929. My grandmother was the youngest of nine. Mary was the oldest. My grandmother left County Mayo, Eire and sailed to Philadelphia around 1905. My grandmother had Fitzpatrick relatives from Boston and Kilcourses from Philadelphia.

BUZBY, LECONEY, TORR posted by Mike LeConey on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Members of these families mentioned lived in Philadelphia between 1750-1860. Any info on any would be appreciated.

MACK posted by Perry Roland on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I'm looking for biographical information re: Edward Mack, (b Stuttgart, Ger, Aug 24 1826 - d Philadelphia Jan 7, 1882), an apparently blind composer of piano music who immigrated from Germany ca. 1831 and lived most of his life in Philadelphia, PA. During his lifetime, his music was very popular, but he seems to have been forgotten. I've tried all the usual biographical sources, so I'm hoping someone has some genealogical information to share. He attended and taught at the Philadelphia Institute for the Blind. He also lived briefly in New London, Connecticut and somewhere "south" (as his only biography says). Also, if anyone has music, sketches, letters, etc. in their attic or knows where I can find this kind of thing, I'd appreciate a pointer.

COOK, MUNCH posted by Marysue Eulitz on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

John and Josephine COOK; and Jacob MUNCH. I am looking for information on this family. Think that John COOK's daughter Helen married Jacob MUNCH. Anything would be most helpful. I do find a Jacob MUNCH on SSDI, b. 8 May 1895, d. Feb 1975 08106 (Haddon Heights, Camden, NJ) and Helen MUNCH b. 23 May 1895, d. Aug 1977 08106 (Haddon Heights, Camden, NJ).

ISACK, ISACKS posted by Leonard Isacks on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

BARBRA ISACKS (ISACK) arrived Philidelphia County on ship Pennsylvia Merchant 1726 with her 2 son Jacob & Fredrick. Ship originated in Rotterdam. I am decendent of Jacob, cannot find any data on Barbra of Frederick. Any help is appreciated.

GARRAGHTY, HUGHES posted by Carson Ray on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Looking for info on Patrick and Rose RICE HUGHES. Son Patrick HUGHES b. Ir; d. 6/27/1890 in/near Phila. Rose previously married to Patrick GARRAGHTY in Ir.

SCHULTZE posted by Howard Schultze on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I am searching for my grandfather, Frederich William Schultze

JONES, MORRIS, THOMPSON posted by Judy Giamanco on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Looking for sons, THOMAS M. JONES AND J. MORRIS JONES, of Sarah M. (Morris) Jones. b 12-4-1837, d. 12-17-1912 in Philadelphia, PA. Father was Thomas Morris, Mother was Mary Thompson, She married Patrick Henry Jones on Nov. 29, 1859 in Ellicottville, Cattaraugis Co., NY. Patrick Henry Jones, died June 23, 1900, in New York.

BACHMAN posted by Charles H. Bachman, Jr. on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

My grandfather, surmane Bachman, lived and worked in Philadelphia in the 30s-40s. He worked for the Philadelphia Naval Yard for a time. Died in 1949. Can not find out any information, as though he never existed.

BOCHNOVICH, BUCHNOVICS posted by Gloria Shaw on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Looking for family name BOCHNOVICH or BUCHNOVICS in the county of Philadelphia. My grandmother's two brothers, Michael and Joseph. Lived somewhere in the Philadelphia area. Michael was married and he died there between 1930-1935. Joseph may have moved there from Vyzny Mirosov, Slovakia. He had a daughter Maria. That is all the information I have.

MOOR, PASCHAL posted by Melissa Archibald on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

I am looking for any and all information regarding the Moor or Paschall family from Alleghany Cty. Fayette Cty. And Philadelphia County. The names that I currently have were taken from a family will and other family notes. I have a James Moor married to Lettishe as said in a will dated 11/13/1858 in Allegheny Cty. PA. The children in the will are William J.W. Moor, Amanda Rachel Moor Fisher, Henry Newton W. Moor, Sarah Moor MaCcauley, Harvey Moor, Elisha Moor, Thomas M. Moor, Eliza A. Moor Donnelly, Margaret Moor Creis, Emily Moor McGivins. The other Moors found within notes are Paschal Moor named after Thomas Paschal a merchant in Philadelphia who was a grand uncle. James Moor inherited his land from Thomas Pascahal. ???? I also have James Moors father and grandfather also said to be named James I and James the II. I show James the II was married to an Elizabeth. I show James the II from Northumberland. I have notation that one of the James Moors were in the revolutionary war. One of the James Moors may have owned the Blackburn church. I also have the following names of Morris Moor, Cora dell Moor, Samuel Moor, Lewis Moor, William Moor, Aaron Moor, Archibald Moor, Samuel Moor, Stanah Moor, John M. Moor. Please contact me with any information you may have on this line. I have only just begun to search this line.

CULICH, GLEICH posted by Dorothy Cochran on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

My grandmother PAULINE GLEICH (CULICH) arrived in Philadelphia in May 21, 1891, disembarking from the Belgenland from Antwerp. She came from Germany. I have reason to believe that she had a German Immigrant Contract to work as a servant in someone's home. I have located her in 1896 but for the 5 years prior I have no knowledge of her, where she worked or for whom. I feel that she just did not get off the boat and get a job since I am sure that she didn't speak English at that time. Any help will be most appreciated.

BOONE, CULBERTSON, MELLOR, SADLER posted by Susan Elaine Varner on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

I am searching for the parents and siblings of Jesse MELLOR. I'm not sure if he was born in the USA or England. One of his sisters married a SADLER. Jesse married Mary Harper CULBERTSON before 1879, in Philadelphia. They had two daughters, Margaret Eva and Jessie Bradbury. Margaret was born November 1879. Jessie was born July 11, 1881 and married David Boone, from N. Ireland, on July 11, 1919. Jesse died April 1881 in Philadelphia, before his daughter Jessie was born.

GARDINER, GAUNT, GERKES, RICHARDS, YOCUM posted by Berni Shriver Hebrock on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Searching for ancestors of and information about Thomas Gaunt who married Elizabeth Gardiner, daughter of Peter and Sarah Gardiner, about 1743 in Philadelphia, PA. They had three daughters, Jane who married Henry Richards on February 4, 1762 in Philadelphia, PA; Elizabeth who married William Gerkes I, and Sarah who married _______ Yocum.

CEASER posted by Theresa M Mosby on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

I am looking for any information on Leonard Ceaser or Henry Ceaser. Leonard Ceaser lived in philly during the 1900s and comitted "suicide" in 1953. I am looking for any information about this, I believe it was more than a suicide. Leonard's son was Henry Ceaser who lived on W. Erie ave during the early 1950s and he lived on 1718 south 18th st during the 60s. Leonard is my great grandfather and Henry is my grandfather. Thank you for any information.

FROHSIN, NEUSTADT, ROSENBAUM, SNELLENBURG posted by Sidney Salinger on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Searching for information on my grandmother, AMANDA FROHSIN, born in 1867, probably in Philadelphia. She WAS married in Philadelphia on December 25, 1888, to my grandfather, Louis ROSENBAUM, and lived all of her married life in Kalamazoo, Michigan until her death in 1944. Her marriage certificate was witnessed by her brother, JONAS Frohsin, and by Samuel SNELLENBURG. (Amanda's second brother, SAMUEL Frohsin, was married to Luella Snellenburg...believed to be the sister of Samuel Snellenburg.) Amanda was the daughter of LOUIS FROHSIN (born in Germany; may or may not have come to America) and HELENE NEUSTADT. Nothing further is known of this family or descendants...other than Amands's descendants. There is a fairly large family of Frohsins currently living in the U.S., mostly in the South; I have been in contact with many of then. Most or all of them seem to be related to one another...however, we have not been able to establish a connection with my family. That family's contemporary ancestor to my great-grandfather, Louis Frohsin, was an Abraham Frohsin, who was born in Brakel, Germany He had three sons, Isaac ("Ike"), born in 1865 (who came to the U.S. in 1887, and is known to have honeymooned in Philadelphia); Abe (who went into the wholesale liquor business in Philadelphia); and Jonas (who went into the mercantile business in Atlanta). The coincidences of the name Jonas in the same generation, the Germany and Philadelphia connections, and the concurrence of dates strongly suggest a relationship - perhaps that my great-grandfather, Louis Frohsin, and the progenitor of the current U.S. family, Abraham Frohsin, were brothers. However, we have been unable to ascertain that. Any assistance or information available toward the "closing of the loop" will be greatly appreciated...both by myself and my maternal relatives, and by the current Frohsin family.
21 Oct 1998, Sidney B. Salinger, Jr.

HOLLINGSWORTH, RITTER, WINDSOR posted by Linda Paul on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

I am searching for any informaiton on my ggrandmother. Her name was Anna (Annie) June Windsor. She was born to Albert and Annie Windsor on 12/24/1903 in Philadelphia. It is said that she had approx 12-13 siblings some which died in a flu epidemic. It is possible that her father died when she was very young and her mother remarried a Hollingsworth. the only names she ever mentioned was a brother Sam and a stepbrother Arthur Hollingsworth. She was taken out of school in the sixth grade and made to work in her aunts boarding house ( assumably in Philadelphia) until she was 17 When she met and married my ggrandfather William Ritter on 07/17/1920. If any of this sounds familiar or if you have any information please email me.

HILL, KEEN, PHILLIPS, YOUNG posted by Mark McHugh on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

My mother, Elaine KEEN, was born in Phil. 24 Sep 1920. He parents were Harold F. KEEN and Edith YOUNG. Harold was an executive with Kraft Cheese/Foods. Edith's original maiden name was HILL, but for some reason she took her mother's maiden name of YOUNG. Edith's sister Mae (or Ida Mae) married Arthur W. PHILLIPS, M.D. Dr. Phillips practiced in Phil. and taught clinical medicine at Penn from 1945-1955. Dr. and Mrs. PHILLIPS lived on Walnut and their house was torn down in the1970's to make way for a parking lot or building for Penn. Edith and Ida Mae Young's parents were Alexander HILL and Mary YOUNG, who lived in Philadelphia. Edith was born in Atlantic City, NJ 22 Apr 1893. I think Ida Mae was born in Phil. 5 Jun 1889. Can anyone provide more info?

KRINER posted by Pam Currie on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

KRINER, Mabel and Grace. Sisters, born in the late 1800s. Grace married but was widowed and moved back to Philly to live with her sister. I believe Mabel was a school teacher probably in the city. Mother's name was Clara. Thank you for any info.

CARRELL, CHAMBERLAIN, GILBERT posted by Mike Howerton on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

JOHN GILBERT SR 1645-1701?, JOHN GILBERT JR 1671- (father & son both born in Cornwall England); SAMUEL GILBERT 1688-1750 his wife ELIZABETH CARRELL. My understanding is that John Gilbert SR & JR were successful merchants in Philadelphia around 1690-1702. They owned property in Bucks County as well as Philadelphia. They were also associated with the PETER CHAMBERLAIN family of the same era who was one of the original landowners receiving a grant from William Penn. Can anyone help me with this family?

KEAN, KEANE, KEEN, KEENE posted by Shannon Clyde on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

William Charles Keen [also Keene], aka General William C. Keen, was born in Berk's County, Pennsylvania near Shoutts' Church above Womelsdorfe moved to Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Womelsdorfe is a recognized and remembered community, but unfortunately Shoutt's Church has long since passed into oblivion. No records of a preacher or church by that name have been found. After adventures at Lake Erie with Perry, he moved to Switzerland County, Indiana where he was a pioneer newspaper man, politician, militiaman, and judge. He visited PA and married a women in Philadelpha circa 1836/37, returnin to IN shortly tehreafter. He returned to Philadelphia circa 1844 to settle a much contested estate. He was paid $5000 for this work and passed away soon after. He died in Germantown, PA. His resting place is unknown. I am looking for information on the Church where he was born, the women he married, and his burial location. Any other information would beappreciated.

CLEMENTS, GERTRUDE posted by Kathy Weil on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

We are in search of our history which started with a GERTRUDE CLEMENTS who lived in Philadelphia in March of 1933. She gave birth to ROLAND WILLIAM CLEMENTS on 3-31-1933 at Miseracordia Hospital. She was born in the early 1900's. The attending physician was a J. Webb Vaugh. If anyone can be of assistance in helping us find our CLEMENTS history please reply.

MARKLEY posted by Joan Krotz on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

I would like to hear from any one who might have a Stephen MARKLEY b. 10/18/1838 and his son Jonah J. MARKLEY both lived in Phila. They are descendants of Jonah MARKLEY who as a young man worked for a Dr. Thomas in Phila. Would like to know if anyone is working on the family line of a Jonah MARKLEY B. 7/1/1800 or his descendants Stephen and Jonah J. Would like to hear from anyone in Phila w/ the MARKLEY surname, there might be a connection.

DAVIS posted by Kay Peters on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Looking for any information on William Davis born in Byberry Pa. Had brother Henry, sisters Elizabeth and Jennet who married her cousin Jonas Davis.

SCHOEN, SCHULZE posted by Susan Walters on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

I am looking for information on August SCHOEN who lived in Philadelphia. He married Augusta SCHULZE in 1883 in Philadephia. August lived at several locations in Philadelphia and had several jobs. I am looking for his parents or any siblings. Willing to share what I have with others.

DETTER, DETTERA, DETTERE, DETTERER, DETTERY, DETTRA, DETTRE posted by Susan Prettyman on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Looking for any information about the parents of Christian Detter (born 1747 in Franconia) and his wife Elizabeth Harley (born 1750). There were 7 children born to this couple: Mary, Abraham, Christian, John Elizabeth, Zachariah, & Isaac. Am looking for information on Zachariah and Isaac. Also looking to find out who the parents of Christian were.

MCCAY, ZEPFEL posted by Carol Zepfel on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Would like info about ZEPFEL, MCCAY families who lived in Philadelphia in early 1900's. ZEPFEL's moved to Atlantic County, NJ and lost track of MCCAY'S. ZEPFEL children Charles, Edward, James, Catherine & Mary all now deceased.

LYNCH, MCMAHON posted by Kathleen Ross on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

My ancestors are Michael Lynch born in Ireland April 1826. He immigrated to the USA in 1852. In 1855 he married Margaret McMahon also born in Ireland June 1830. Margaret's date of immigration is 1850. Their address at the 1900 census is 1731 Howard Street. They list five children on this census. They are Mary b. 1858, John J. b. 16 Jun 1860 (my grandfather), Charles b. 1862, Edward b. 1865 and Julia b. 1868. Michael's occupation is laborer and Margaret is houskeeper. On the 1900 census they indicate that two grandchildren are living with them: Annie Tolan b. August 1888 and William Tolan b. July 1894.

STROUP, TAPPER posted by Merle Lundy on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Seeking information on Tapper family of Philadelphia. Have Lydia born c. 1786 in Holland. Spouse was a Mr. Tapper. 5 sons all born in PA: John N., William N., Charles M., Thomas F.B., Philip N. William married Sarah Louisa Stroup of Germantown and Lydia was buried in Germantown, so I believe Tapper family may have originated there and may be buried there. Any connections to this family would be appreciated.

JONES, SEENEY posted by Aurelia Brooks on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

I am searching for information regarding SARAH (SADIE) SEENEY born in Va in 1863 and lived in Philadelphia as late as 1931. She worked for the Dupont Family in Wilmington, Del. for many years, 1900-1930. Would appreciate any information regarding her death date. Also any information on Cecil Jones (b. 1880 Va.) or wife Louise Jones, formerly of DC. Cecil is the brother of Sarah Seeney and also lived in Phila. I want to know if there were children of Cecil and Louise.

DAVIS posted by Kay Peters on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

I am looking for any info on William Davis born Oct. 27, 1756 in Byberry,Pa. He had a brother Henry and two sisters Elizabeth and Jennet who married her cousin Jonas Davis. There may be other children, I think his father was William. His father was born in Pa, his mother was from Scotland. Any help wold be appreciated. Thanks Kay

ARCHAMBAULT, HART, JENKINS posted by Pat Powers Schlesinger on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Looking for following, all born & died in Philadelphia: 1 Gavin HART c1845-?) m Virginia ARCHAMBAULT. 2 Madeline Hart (1887-1965) m Theodore Finlay JENKINS, Judge (1847-1940). Also looking for HART connect to POWERS.

DEALY, DOYLE, MCGEE posted by Ann Dealy Winkler on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Searching for info on Hugh DOYLE, wife Frances MC GEE, members of St. Joseph's Catholic Church 1770s-1800. Daughter Sarah DOYLE married Dennis DEALY/DALY circa 1796. Son James DEALY married Jane MC GEE 29 NOV 1828 at St. Joseph's, with witnesses John MCDADE, Mary LEFOURGE.

ABBOTT, BILLBROUGH, PRESTON, STILLMAN posted by Frank Billbrough on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

I am searching for any information on these families in the Phila Pa. area.

PATTERSON, WALKER posted by Dian Walker on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Looking for info about my grandfather's family. Name Lewis Ward Walker. He was born in the 2400 block of Tulip Street, Philadelphia on Oct. 31, 1889. His parents were Lewis Taylor Walker and Ida Forrest Patterson Walker. Ida died in 1897. Ida's brother Ward L. Patterson dob August 14, 1872 lived at 1936 East Ontario St., Philadelphia on Sep. 23, 1940. Lewis Taylor Walker's niece Anna Walker dob May 26, 1876 lived at 1938 East Pacific St., Philadelphia on Sep. 26, 1940. Her father's name was Passmore Walker.

GEORGE, JOHNSTON posted by Beverly Austin on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Searching for information on George Brinton McClellan Johnston, born May 1862 in Philadelphia. Parents were Peter Hunter Johnston & Jeanne Hosie. Peter was a sailmaker in Philadelphia. George married Laura Virginia Wheeler, lived in Washington DC about 1886 and was an upholsterer for the Whitehouse.

FAULKNER, WHIPPLE posted by John Robbins on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

I have information that says Annie Whipple and her sister Tillie Faulkner both lived in the Philadelphia area in 1923. They were the sisters of my ggrandmother, Margaret (Jennie) Bercaw Wiseman. Jennie died in 1923 and both Annie & Tillie were mentioned in her obituary. I'm at a dead end on Jennie; therefore I hope someone can help me find either the Whipple family or the Faulkner family in Philadelphia. Can anyone look up a census record and find either one of these families for me. I am assuming they would be on the 1920 census since they lived there in 1923.

NATICHIA, WHITE posted by Jo Davis on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Joseph WHITE born ca 1777.was said too live on a farn in the Philadelphia area. Need his parents,birth, death dates etc. Anything I can get. Joseph was in Jefferson co Tennessee in 1806, where his third son John was born. Joseph married a Indian Princess named NATICHIA. Do not know where but first child born in 1796.

JONES, UPPERMAN, WOOD posted by Virginia Sacristano on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

I am researching my grandmother IDA VIRGINIA JONES, daughter of THOMAS JONES and CATHERINE WOOD. She had a brother HERTINE RANIERI JONES who served in the US Navy. They grew up in PHILADELPHIA. I found IDA and HERTINE with an EDWARD UPPERMAN in the 1880 Philadelphia census.

GILCH, HOLT posted by Pat Colquette on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Looking for info on William Henry Holt born in the 1860's to Harriet A. Carr and William Henry Holt. He married Catherine Gilch and had Mark, William Henry Jr. Leslie, Florence, Fred and Elsie. Catherine and William Henry Sr. lived in Philadelphia at the time of William Henry Jr.s birth May 18, 1887 when William Sr. was listed as a painter. When did they die? I have no info on Catherine Gilch.

SCHWEIZER, SEISSLER, THOMAS posted by Pat Colquette on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

William Thomas, his wife Caroline Schweizer Thomas and mother (?) Bridget are listed in the 1880 Philadelphia census. Bridget is shown as born in Ireland, as are both parents of William. He was born in Philadelphia August 8, 1852 and died there February 10, 1920. Caroline was born December 5, 1863 in either Philadelphia or Baltimore the daughter of Christian Schwiezer and Caroline Seissler, both born in Germany. She died in Philly May 15, 1916. Christian and Caroline's other children were Rose, Jewel (or Julia), Frances and Becky (Rebecca). Am looking for any info on the Thomas, Schweizer or Seissler lines.

CARROLL, FODY posted by Thomas Carroll Diehl on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

I am searching for any information about my gr-gr-grandparents, Patrick and Sarah (FODY) CARROLL. They lived in Philadelphia in the mid-late 1800's, at or near to Centre St. Their son, Thomas Joseph Carroll, listed his residence at the time of his marriage, as 3806 Centre St. (His parents lived nearby according to an account by my great aunt, Maria Carroll.) Patrick and Sarah (Fody) Carroll emigrated from County Mayo, Ireland. I do not know what year that happened. Thomas was the 3rd. of 7 children, and was born in 1868. He later married Catherine Little in York, PA. in April of 1892.

ADAMS, CARNEY posted by Francis P. Young on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Based on Civil War records, my ancestor Samuel Brooks ADAMS was born in Chester county, PA on 27 dec 1832. He married Margaretta CARNEY and had 5 children (Anna, William H, Josephine, Jennie, Samuel Rueben). Samuel spent most of his adult life in Philadelphia and near Baltimore Maryland. He died and was buried in Phila on 28 Dec 1903. Worked on railroad and fought in Civil war. Looking for parents or siblings of Samuel Brooks Adams

GRAFF, HIGGENS, KRISTAN, RODY, TREFT posted by Joseph Edward Graff, Jr. on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Edward Graff and Katherine Higgens Graff lived in Philadelphia as early as the 1890s and had four children: Elizabeth Graff Rody Kristan (1st married to Bernard Rody; 2nd marriage to Lou Kristan); Florie Graff Treft; Thomas Joseph Graff (later may have resided in Brooklyn, NY) and Joseph Thomas Graff (my grandfather). Katherine Higgens Graff lived at 1309 Marston Street in "Brewerytown" section of Philadelphia in the 1920s. Would like to exchange information with descendants of Joseph Thomas Graff's siblings and others.

DAVIS, MOERK, STEWART posted by Joseph Edward Graff, Jr. on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Edward Ernst Moerk and Jenny "Davis" Moerk lived in Philadelphia during the first 30 years of the 1900s. They resided at 2733 Jefferson St. in "Brewerytown" and had three children. Their names and those of their spouses are: (1) Edward J. Moerk (wife - Emma M. (maiden name not known)), (2) Marie Moerk Stewart (husband - William Stewart), and (3) Emma K. Moerk Graham (my paternal grandmother, husbands - 1st..Joseph Thomas Graff, 2nd..Benjamin Archibald Graham). Jenny Davis was originally from Darlington (Westminster County), PA. Would like to exchange information about the Moerk family.

HARTMAN posted by William Hughes Hartman on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Information requested on ancestors, wife & family of Frederick Rudolph HARTMAN: b. c. 1829 (Germany); arrive USA through Philadelphia c. 1830-40s; d. Feb. 16, 1915, lived near end of life at 3116 Westmont St., Philadelphia; buried Fernwood Cemetery, Fernwood, PA 19050. His wife Mary ????? b. c. 1828; d. Mar. 12, 1906, buried ditto. One known child, a son: William Rudolph HARTMAN: b. Aug. ?, 1856 in Philadelphia; d. Aug. 2, 1932 in Flemington, NJ; married Bertha C. Hughes of Flemington, NJ; Aug. 6, 1905.

WALTZ posted by Larry Bosler on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

I am seeking additional information (birthplaces, parents' histories, siblings, occupations, etc.) about the following lady who unknowingly became one of my ancestors. Catherine WALTZ (b:10/18/1816) of Pennsylvania (possibly Philadelphia), who married Alexander Shipley (b:12/10/1815) of Maryland on 12/17/1842) in Maryland. I will, of course, reimburse anyone for any expenses involved.

BOSLER posted by Larry Bosler on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Would appreciate any additional information on the following: On August 15, 1820, John Bosler (9/15/1793 - 2/5/1863), a butcher who lived in Heidenheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany,arrived at the Port of Philadelphia via Amsterdam with his wife Mary (1781 - 8/1/1866). There is a possibility that John was born in Switzerland but there is little corroboration of this. In Philadelphia they gave birth to the first American-born Bosler, a son named John, born circa 1824 or thereabouts. They had two more sons after John, Charles C., born circa 1831 or thereabouts, and Joseph A. (1/8/1842 - 1923), and two daughters, Catherine W. born circa 1837 or thereabouts, and Sarah, born circa 1844 or thereabouts.

TOWNSEND posted by Tony Townsend on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Looking for information on Henry and Frank Townsend, living in Philadelphia, 1870 to 1880. Frank and his wife Elenor had two sons born 1875 and1877.

CASTOR, DORSAY, DORSEY posted by Douglas H. Good on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

William & Louisa Ann lived on Coates St. in 1845-46. Moved to Reading, PA in 1846. Need parents and/or church records of marriage about 1844.

JUSTICE, LINNARD, MORTON posted by Nellie Sparrow on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

I am seeking information on the parents of CHARLES JUSTICE. Family records state that my ancestor Charles Justice was born 1761, and died December 12, 1841, Philadelphia, PA, 474 Race Street. He married Rebecca Linnard who died April 01, 1843 at same address. They are both buried at Old Swedes Church in Philadelphia. They had children: Harriet Rebecca Justice (my line), Charles, John, Lydia, Linard, Mary Emerina, and Rebecca. Family records state that the parents of Charles Justice were John Justice and Amy Lawrence, but I am not sure this is correct, as other records I've found state that their son Charles Justice was born July 28, 1751, and married Mary Morton. If anyone knows information on my Charles Justice, I would like to hear from you.

WYNNE posted by Nancy M. Walls on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Am looking for information on the Dr. Thomas Wynne home in Philadelphia that would have been on Second st. between Chestnut and High Sts. This would have been around the time that William Penn settled Philadelphia.

NORBURY posted by Julia Benson on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

I am trying to identify the parents of Joseph Norbury b. 1816-1817,d. 04-30-1890, m. 04-05-1840 to Mary A. Weidner b. 07-21-1817, d. 06-01-1912. They had the following children: Sallie, Charles, Charles H., Conrad, Benjamin Franklin and J. Wesley. Jacob Levering was the 2nd Great Grandfather of Mary A. Weidner.

MIKENAS posted by KerryAnne Tremblay on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

I am searching for two obits which the search on SSDI indicates both last place of residence was Philadelphia. As follows: JONAS MIKENAS 13 Sep 1888 Apr 1975 19142 (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA) (none specified) 179-09-4725 SALLY MIKENAS 25 Dec 1887 Nov 1968 19142 (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA) (none specified) 186-03-5148. I am also looking for someone who has access to the FTM CD 354, Passenger and Immigration List Index 1538-1940. From doing a search on the FTM site it shows a Martin Mikenas listed on this CD. Unsure of what info is contained on the CD, does it just give the ship name, port of departure and arrival...that kind of stuff? I know that there weere at least 5 Mikenas' who came from Lithuania leaving from what ever port and arrived in the US. Anything at all that is listed on this CD concerning the Mikenas surname would be most appreciated.

BEHAN posted by Susan Kennedy on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Louis J. Behan. My grandfather (son of Frank BEHAN and Kate Coffin) was born in Philadelphia 3-10-1876. His mother was sent there to relatives because of illness in New Orleans. Any inf about Behans or Coffin, Kate(daughter of Albert Coffin,Jr and Mary McIntyre)

WINEMORE, WINNEMORE, WYNHAMER posted by Ronald Groll on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Researching the names WINNEMORE, WINEMORE, AND WYNHAMER, all believed to be variations of each other. This family has been living in the Philadelphia area since 1732. Please contact me with any information you might have on these names.

CONRAD, WEAVER posted by Richard C. Fluck on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Seeking information on ancestry and siblings of Joseph Conrad, born July 11, 1791, perhaps in or near Philadelphia, PA, and died May 6, 1873 in Lexington, NC, and his first wife, Catharine Weaver, born April 1, 1798 in or near Philadelphia, PA and died November 16, 1837 in Lexington, NC. They were married May 21, 1814 in First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia. They moved to Lexington, NC about 1820. He was a cabinetmaker and instrumental in the formation of Davidson Co., NC (formed from Rowan Co.) and in founding First Presbyterian Church, Lexington. Their children were Peter, born September 29, 1815 and died September 25, 1842; William, born May 31, 1817 and died December 2, 1850; Susan, born August 20, 1819 and died September 24, 1843; Joseph William, born June 13, 1820; Joseph T., Jr. (my g-gfather), born January 16, 1836 and died August 7, 1899; and Mary Elizabeth, born October 29, 1837 and died July 31, 1838. Joseph Conrad had a seventh child by Mary Nicholson, his second wife: James N., born April, 1840 and died August 8, 1904. Joseph had three children by his third wife, Elizabeth Nicholson: Catharine, born ca 1842; Mary, born January 7, 1845 and died December 11, 1858; and Edward, born ca 1855. Only James N. Conrad, in addition to Joseph T. Conrad, married and had children of which I am aware. James N. Conrad’s wife’s first names were Mary Ann, and their childrenvwere: Robert, Maggie, and Norman. One of Joseph Conrad’s daughters married W. B. Hamner.

BIRCHALL, BURCHAL, BURCHALL posted by Walter Birtciel on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

I am seeking a connection to other individuals researching these surnames. A John Burchal (presumably from England) was one of the original purchasers of land in the Northern Liberties Section from William Penn on June 10, 1683. Evidence of his land purchase is on record at the PA Historical & Museum Commission in Harrisburg, PA in Survey book D, Volume 66, Page 162. He received a bonus city lot, as each First Purchaser did, in the City of Philadelphia, which was located near the northeast corner of Sassafras and Second Sts., just west of the Delaware River. The city lot was sold on July 25, 1685 to John Songhurst by Thomas Burchall............"brother and next heir and executor of the Last Will and Testament of the said John Burchall." John was not a Welcome passenger but may have come on an earlier ship. He is believed to have been a Quaker.

STEVENS, THATCHER posted by Norma M. Stilwell on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Looking for the family of Sarah Thatcher Stevens. According to a census, Sarah was born in N.J. as were her parents. She married John B. Stevens son of Benjamin Stevens and Sarah Van Horn of Byberry at All Saints Episcopal Church in Torresdale in 1826 and continued to live in Phila. Co. until advancing age forced her to live with her daughter Angeline Stevens Reed in Bensalem, Bucks Co., Pa. I believe that she had Thatcher relatives in Phila. Co. I have been unsuccessful in tracing her ancestry in New Jersey.

BOWER, LENTZ, SCHAFFHAUSER posted by Lori A. Bower on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

I am looking for information regarding, my GG Grandfather, William H. Bower (1843-1914), and his wife, Amelia Lentz. Particularly, from what town in Bavaria he emmigrated from in 1872. He owned the Bower Dye Works at 910-14 Fairmount Ave. and resided at 1744 N. 13th Street in Philadelphia. I would also like to know the name of the church the family attended. I think they were Lutheran. Lastly, I would like to know more about my G Grandfather, William Bower (1875-1938), of Philadelphia, and his wife, Amelia Schaffhauser. I have been told that someone in the family - either a Bower or a Schaffhauser - ran a beer brewery in Philadelphia at one time. Does anyone know where I could find out more on that.

STEVENS, THATCHER posted by Norma M. Stilwell on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Request information regarding the Thatcher family in Philadelphia Co. My great, great grandmother Sarah Thatcher (1792-1882) married John B. Stevens (1801-1852) son of Benjamin Stevens and Sarah Van Horn in Torresdale, at All Saints Episcopal Church in 1826. She gave her place of birth and that of her parents in a census as New Jersey. I suspect that she lived with relatives in Phila. Co. prior to her marriage in 1826. She remained in Phila. Co. in a town called Pleasantville (also called Turtleburg) until advancing age forced her to live with her daughter Angeline Stevens Reed in Bensalem, Bucks Co. Pa. until her death at age 90. I have been unable to trace her roots in New Jersey and hope someone related to the Thatcher family of Philadelphia Co. can fill in the blanks.

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