Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Queries, January - March 2001



Philip Grey Wales was born in Philadelphia on Oct. 8th, 1861.    He was a Surgeon in the Army.  He married Mary Beck.  I am trying to find Philips parents and any info on Mary Beck.

1 Jan 2001, Jeanne Opperman,


I am looking for descendants of Asa H. Rogers b. abt 1872 in Texas.    He had two children, M. Walter Rogers b. abt 1894 in Texas and Harriett L. Rogers b. abt 1894 in Texas (must have been twins).  I do not know the name of his wife.  Asa was born to Curran Michael Rogers and Harriet E. Price.  Asa and his brother Samuel went to Philadelphia to live.   Asa is listed on the 1910 Census as a physician and on the 1920 Census as a physician.  Samuel was supposed to be a lawyer.  Children are on the 1910 Census but not on the 1920 Census.  Would appreciate any help in locating his children and their descendants.  

1 Jan 2001, Julia Lee,


Looking for information on the possible death of my grandfather's first son, Francis Wilson, b. approximately 1903, may have died during the influenza epidemic 1917/1918. 

3 Jan 2001, Lynne Kosher,


I'm looking for any information on the MECUM family in the late 1700's up to the war of 1812.  Also Walker in the same period.

4 Jan 2001, Charles Melton,


Leon Rouleau Whitney, b. 1892 in Buffalo NY, d. 1951 in Philadelphia, PA at the US Naval Hospital in South Philadelphia. Married Viola Reis in Philadelphia, 3 children, Leon Donald, Barbara Louise and Richard Wayne. 

3 Jan 2001, Richard W. Whitney Sr.,


There is an Andrew Davis who married a Rachel Price in Philadelphia County in 1788.  Does anyone have any information on this family such as parent's names and whether they moved to NC/SC? Was this family related to the Pickens family?

6 Jan 2001, Cathy Juujarvi,


Am looking for Mathias/Matthew Otterson, and his wife Karoline/Caroline Otterman who lived in Philadelphia in the late 1800`s and early 1900`s.  I suspect they died prior to 1920.  Might anyone have access to the city directories for 1905 through 1920 which would indicate the probable time of death.

7 Jan 2001, Earl Reep,  


Seeking information on the photography company named Woro & Foschi located pre-1920 at 1168 South Broad Street in Philadelphia.  I have a picture postcard of a relative I am unable to identify and the photo was taken at Woro & Foschi with the stated address.  Any info is appreciated!

08 Jan 2001, Matthew Shaffer,


Searching for any information on my great grandfather, Samuel B. Holt and wife, ISABELLA A. REDMOND who were listed in the 1890 Philadelphia Directory, a cooper living at 2515 Almond St.  I would appreciate any census info for 1900-1920.     Thank you for any help you can give. It might be that I have living relatives from this family.       

8 Jan 2001, Nadine Christall,


Seeking info about Henry McCoy, middle name possibly Francis, who was born in Philadelphia about 1770 and married to Dorcas Alexander in Cecil Co., MD, on October 8,1790.  He may be listed in the 1790 Deleware Co., Chester twp, PA census. He may have been a medical doctor.

11 Jan 2001, Robert E. McCoy,


Looking for any info regards great-grandfather Charles Hollingshead Hatch who married Margaret Ewing Woolf approx 1878. Info of any kind would help.

12 Jan 2001, Joseph J. Pepe,


I'm looking for George Washington MECUM, died about 1803, Hilia or Hill MECUM, born about 1796, or Fredus MECUM, John Mecum, Samuel Mecum.  If anyone has access to the 1800 census or other items it would be a great help to breach this wall!

12 Jan 2001, Charles Melton,


Would like to connect with anyone who might have PATTON'S  in the Philadelphia area in the late 1700's to early 1800's.    My great-great grandfather, William PATTON, according to probate records in Meigs Co., OH was born in Philadelphia, PA.   He was born about 1809.  He married a Julia or Julianna, last name unknown who was born April, 1811.   This couple probably married sometime between 1829 and 1838.  Only aware of one child, a daughter named Clarissa, who was born 1839 and census records indicate she along with her parents were born in PA. The family moved to Chester and/or Sutton Twp, Meigs County, Ohio. Before settling in Ohio they may have spent some time in or around the Pittsburgh area in Allegheny or Beaver Counties. They are found in the 1850, 1860 and 1870 Meigs Co. Fed Census.  All are buried in Meigs Co.  William and Julia died 1882 and Clarissa 1892.  She married a John ROUSH.  They were affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.    Any info, clues very much appreciated.

13 Jan 2001, Nancy Cain Knepper,


Need info re Mark SILVIUS married to Elizabeth McKEE early 1800's late 1700's.

13 Jan 2001, Janie Baker,


Magdalene Wirz,  b. Switzerland, d. Philadelphia 2 Aug 1855.    Need parents and/or any info including arrival in US.

13 Jan 2001, Janie Baker,


I am trying to locate my ggg grandmother and her family.  Her name was Charity Morris and she was b. abt. 1801.    The only clue I have as to her original residence is that her family was close to the Dallas family of Phila.  George Mifflin Dallas was a lawyer in Phila and Vice President with Pres. James K. Polk.  His older brother was US Navy Commodore Alexander James Dallas.  If I could first verify that this Dallas family was indeed from Phila then I could be more sure that this is where my Morris family is from.  I do not know Charity's parents/siblings names but I know that she had cousins by the names of Nancy (Nicy) Morris and Lovey? Morris.

15 Jan 2001, Donna Rogers,


I'm looking for a lead on John P. Colvin, formerly of Worcester, Mass.  It was indicated in his father, Henry Colvin's, obituary that John P. had moved to Philadelphia. This was November 1920.  John P.'s sister was Elizabeth (Colvin) Baker, married to Richard W. Baker. John P. was born in Connecticut.

16 Jan 2001, Kathy Baker,


I'm looking for the family of my Gr. Uncle Marshall Zimmerman he had 4 children with Lucille Brenner. He was born in Plymouth,Pa. Luzerne Co, on 2-25-1925 and died in Philadelphia,Pa on 5-11-1982. his Parents were Henry Zimmerman and Elizabeth Jones. 

17 Jan 2001, Phylls Doan,


Rev. Richard A. Mallery and his wife, Annie Pitman Mallery, opened a children's home & hospital in Philadelphia in late 1860s-early 1870s.  Rev. Mallery (Presbyterian, North) died June 1872.  Any info on this family or the children's home & hospital they built needed. 

17 Jan 2001,  Mary Thomason Morris,


My great-great-grandparents were probably married in Philadelphia on April 10th 1856.  The groom was JOHN LAMB, born in Ireland in 1827; the bride was MARGARET WILSON, born in Ireland in 1823.    I have reason to believe that they were a groundskeeper and domestic, respectively, for a judge.  Also with them were JOSEPH LAMB, brother of JOHN, and MARIA WILSON, sister of MARGARET.  JOSEPH & MARIA were married circa 1852. JOSEPH & MARIA had a son, JOSEPH W. LAMB, born in 1854.    I am seeking any method at all of verifying this information, and learning more. 

19 Jan 2001, David G. Lamb,


Seeking any family of William PATTON who married Martha nee JOHNSTON in Philadelphia in September, 1870 by a George M. MacLaughlin and had 14 children.  William was the son of William PATTON and Jane nee CRAWFORD from somewhere in PA.  Any information will be gratefully welcomed.

20 Jan 2001, Richard A. Patton,


The above are the married names of some of the daughters of William PATTON and his wife, Martha JOHNSTON PATTON.  Any information you might care to share about William and Martha and their ancestors would be most welcome.  I am the grandson of one of their sons, Arthur Johnston PATTON.

20 Jan 2001, Richard A. Patton,


Looking for information on Joseph L. Dutton listed in 1850 Census in Pine Ward, wife is Susan Dutton. Census says he was born in Penn. and Susan in New Jersey. Believe he had at least two sons: Joseph L., Jr. and one called Josh. Have info to share on Joseph, Jr.

20 Jan 2001, Caroline Cooper,


I am looking for any information on the Berk/Berck (maybe Berg, but not sure).  Of particular interest to me is Johannes, Ludwig, and Henry.  I'm desperately trying to find Johannes predescessors, and Ludwig and Henry's followers.    I know that Ludwig and Henry are from the time period of about 1740 and Johannes abt. 1760. 

21 Jan 2001, Fritz Sevrain,


Am interested in finding relatives of CAROLINE ERNESTINE HENRIETTE VON ZABIENSKI b 16 Jan 1820 Enger, Prussia.  Married GEORG CHRISTOPH BRUNE 11 June 1839 Sonkt Marien-Stifg Evangelisch, Hartford Westphalia Prussia.  She was from the nobility and came to the US 1843.  Have photographs of various relatives of hers who supposedly came to Phil.  She went on to TX and lived in Colorado Co.  She is my husband's great grandmother.  Would love to make contact with any Brune or Von Zabienski relatives.

22 Jan 2001, Berta Ranft,


Searching for Joseph JOHNSON, living in the Southwark area of Phila. and married to Pleasant VANBLUNK JOHNSON in the late 1700s.  Richard VANBLUNK was living next door to them. 

21 Jan 2001, Jeanne Holder,


Samuel McKinley(1858-1937), pool hall owner, married Margaret Lindsay(1862-1947) had son, Jacob(1878-1913), a driver, who married Pauline Feuse(1878-1916), a cashier, all lived around 27th and Lehigh Aves. Searching for more info.

22 Jan 2001, Adrian Karsch, AKARSCH@EROLS.COM


My ancestor, James Mc Bride,lived in the 10th ward Winter St near SpringGarden,and died in 1924,leaving several children,some of whom were adopted.Any decendants of James or his wife Mary Eliz Coyle can please provide info.

23 Jan 2001, Jo Woerner,


I would like to exchange infromation with other descendants or others with information on these families.

23 Jan 2001, Larry Bosler,


My grandfather's name was Max Levin.  His parents were Isadore and Eva (nee Gorsky).  There is a family tradition that Isadore changed his name from Leibson to Levin.  I would like confirmation of this, and any other information on this family.

24 Jan 2001, Guy Levin,


Uriah Lewis m. Louisa Benedict in 1856. Have not been able to find any record of death of Louisa, though her husband and son show in the 1880 Census, living with Louisa's sister and family.

24 Jan 2000, Shirley Mains,


Lois Benedict Lewis, b.Jan 26, 1889. Trying to verify her birth parents.

24 Jan 2001, Shirley Mains,


My grandfather was William Fraim, married to Caroline Armstrong,they lived in Philly where my father was born in 1907.They also had four girls Isabell,Florence,Caroline, and Margarett.William died about 1944 and Caroline died in 1942 or 43.Does anyone know when they were born and where.

25 Jan 2001, Phyllis Soblotne,


Want info on.    He went to Girard college in mid 1800's. Lived in Germantown in later years. He operated a service station at Rittenhouse and Wissahickon Ave, His wife's maiden name was Lennon . She came to U. S. from Wales. Had 2 dau. and 3 sons.  One son, (my father), Robt. Parker Welsh served in  WW1  & WW2., (he later worked at the Phila., Navy Yard the late1930's.) Trying to find out any and /or all info on this family line.  

25 Jan 2001, Robert Welsh,


Searching for lineage of Frederick W. Heath, Sr of 3301 N. Bouvier Street; worked for Zurich Ins. Co.; B-1874  D-abt. 1959.  GGGrandfather Thomas Heath of 42 North 7th Street, Craftsman in Architectural Ornamental Plaster.    Family plot in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

25 Jan 2001, Fred W. Heath,


Looking for information on the children and wife of MORGAN JOHN RHYS.    He had a daughter, Jane Rhys who is my GGGGGrandmother.  I would be interested in date born, date married, where married, who married, date died and where buried, if possible. 

26 Jan 2001, Gerald Thomas,


Am searching for any info on William L. Hoffman, b.1860, d. 1928.    He married Ada Henry in 1888.

25 Jan 2001, Ann Bauman, abauman@capa-net


I am trying to locate information on ++greatgrandfather, Benjamin Baker family shown in the 1850 Philadelphia census. It shows Benjamin Baker b. 1806, wife Sarah (?), children: Henry, Jacob, Emma, Sarah A., Carlton and Benjamin (ours). All are born in PA except Benjamin, the father, born in New Jersey. this 1850 census is all I have been able to locate. 

29 Jan 2001, Cindy Baker,


I am trying to trace any descendants of the late Joseph and Lottie Spence. Joseph died in the late 1950's.His last known address was in Philadelphia. I will greatly appreciate any information. 

30 Jan 2001, William Jonty,


In 1793 Dr. Thomas BOND, Jr., in VA. In his will he left Lawrence Sterne SMALLWOOD, an orphan now apprenticed of William Hunter's Coachmaker 3,000 acres of land. In 1810 Lawrence is on the MD census as Lawrence S. Bond. He died in 1819 in Nicholas, CO KY leaving 5 children. These children later stated they were the grandchildren of DR Bond and they
got over 70,000 acres of land. When did Lawrence change his name? Who was his Mother?

26 Jan 2001, Doris B. Reed,


I am searching for any information on Enos Leidy, his wife Verna nee Baugher.They lived on Carl street also Helen street in Philadelphia.  Also any information on Enos Leidy Sr.and his wife Isabel, maiden name unknown, Siglar Baugher his wife Hanora nee McGuire.

2 Feb 2001, Mary Chalfant,


My ancestor, Moses Thomas stated he was from Philadelphia when he married Rebecca Verree of Burlington, NJ on March 17, 1742.  Rebecca's father's name was James Verree.  I would like to hear from other Thomas or Verree searchers.

3 Feb 2001, Donna Nichols,


Looking for parents of Joseph L. Sager.  Lived in Blair Co. Pa but probably came from Philadelphia area. Joseph L. SAGER was born 5 Aug 1845 in Pa and died 7 Apr 1887 according to wife's pension application. He served in US Navy on ships, Harvest Moon and Columbia; enlisted 29 Aug. 1864 at Philadelphia, Pa and discharged 3 Jun. 1865. Married  #1 Elizabeth who was born about 1849 in Philadelphia, Pa. She died 16 Mar 1873 in Philadelphia, Pa. Her death cert. was in pension papers.Joseph also married: #  2 Mary Jane KOUGH, daughter of John S. KOUGH and Sarah WEAVER on 28 Sep 1873 in Altoona, Blair Co, Pa.  Pension application stated he was "of" Philadelphia. This is line I am researching. They had multiple sons that died as children. 

4 Feb 2001, Lois Stafford,


I am looking for any relatives of Lester Fuller CANTRELL (born 10 July 1866) and his first marriage to a Maggie Mullen June.    They had 3 children, one of which was named Melva.  Lester Fuller married Marion Nolan and had 2 sons.  I am the daughter of one of the sons.   Would like to meet descendants from the first marriage.

4 Feb 2001, Claire M. Cantrell,


I am researching all of these surnames.   Many of the families lived in the area of Philadelphia known as Olney and many emigrated from Germany.      Would be interested in sharing information with anyone who has a connection.

6 Feb 2001, Christina Broadwin,


Looking for the above families in Phila. John McDonaugh b. Ireland married Catherine Margaret Donlin b. Ireland. They had 5 children: 1. John Joseph b. 25 Jan. 1906, d. 29 March 1954 Wilmington, DE married Edythe C. Fulton b. 28 July 1911 Phila. She is still living. Edythe's parents were John Fulton and Catherine Hollywood. John Fulton's parents were Robert and Jennie "Jane" Bradley Fulton. Catherine Hollywood's parents were Patrick Hollywood and Margaret Catherine Donahue. 2. Margaret Mary McDonaugh b. 15 Jan. 1909 Phila., d. 3 May 1977 San Antonio, TX. She married Francis Fisher. I need info on the Fisher Family. 3. Edward  McDonaugh b. 1910 Phila., d. 27 March 1951 Phila. Never married Two older children died very young in Phila. 

7 Feb 2001, Delores McDonaugh,


L. N. Nutz was born in Germantown in 1822 - 1827; married Susan C. Cochran in 1845 - 1847.

8 Feb 2001, Susan Matkin,          


Looking for living descendants of the people mentioned in the following obituray.  Is there any one available to look up an obit in Philly, 23 Aug. 1928, for Margaretta KETTELL?  Miss Josephine Kettell, 66, a former resident of Shamokin, died Sat. afternoon in Philadelphia, where she resided during the past 35 years.  The former Shamokin woman, a daughter of the late Henry and Marguerite Kettell, was born in Shamokin.    Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Martha Willock and two brothers Antony and Robert Kettell

9 Feb 2001, Charlotte Rowley,


I am looking for any information available on parents, siblings of George Helmer, born approximately 1795 in PA, possibly in Philadelphia County.

9 Feb 2001, Kenneth Helmer,


Jacob Lyle born 1799 Dublin Twp. married Elizabeth born 1798 Philadelphia (don't have surname). Children Jacob A. b 1840, Sarah J. b 1832. Also Samuel G. b 1819.

9 Feb 2001, Frances Martos,


Searching for descendants of Moody Belknap, born 1825 South Barnston, Quebec. died 1872, Philadelphia in a train wreck.

10 Feb 2001, Zack Belknap,


In 1776, Daniel George RAMSEY was born in the city of Philadelphia.    He was the son of George RAMSEY and Elizabeth CHARCOTE.  George was born in Scotland, ca 1744 and died in the Battle of Brandywine on Sept 11, 1777.   I    need some help on finding out what happened to Elizabeth Charcote Ramsey and her son Daniel George Ramsey.  Thank you for your assistance.

9 Feb 2001, Rebecca Ramsey,


Looking for the grave site and death certificate of SALVATORE ZULLO. Died 1914, Philadelphia PA from gas inhalation. His brother Guiseppe killed by a train round the same time. I would like to exchange information with other descendants of these persons or anyone with information on this family.

12 Feb 2001, Gaetana-Antonietta (Tania) Sheehy, 


Edward was born on July 31, 1889 and lived with his parent and siblings (Sadie, Margaret, Walter, Louis and James) in Chester Hill, PA in a 3-story Victorian on Highland Avenue (the number may be 226), with a large back yard and school near or on the property.  Amelia may have been a society woman.  The house was sold (50's or 60's) to a woman whose father may have been in PA politics.

14 Feb 2001, Sa-Rah Bibbins,


Looking for information on SHERRARD families of Philadelphia.  Specifically, John Miller SHERRARD (b. 1850 Ireland) m. Jane KNOTT in 1877. John was a Philadelphia Police Officer.  They had the following children:  Mary Miller (m. possibly MCLAUGHLIN) b. 1878, John Miller b. 1880 d.1889, Frank, James Miller b. 1882, Jane Knott b. 1884 (m. DOLAN)d. 1906, Margaret Ann Miller b.1888, Anna Thompson Miller b. 1891, William Knott b. 1897 d.1979.  All children were born in Philadelphia. 

14 Feb 2001, Marjorie Sherrard,


Searching for descendants or friends of Horace Osborn Walton (1898-1965) or his brother Jasper Walton (1901-1961).

15 Feb 2001, Jane Donovan,


I am searching for information on William H. B. Thornton and/or his spouse Melvina Adams. I have no information on them except that they have one son (my ggfather) Henry Victor Thornton born 20 Feb, 1881 in Philadelphia. Henry moved to Illinois by 1904.  Names come from his marriage certificate (to Jessie Long) dated 06 July, 1909.  

15 Feb 2001, Andrew Thornton,


My wife's great-grandfather, Louis Milask, entered the USA at Philadelphia before 1900. My wife's grandfather, Charles Dikter, entered through Philadelphia around 1915. I am trying to find listings in City Directories, census', or arrival records, or any other info on these families. 

16 Feb 2001, Joel Weiner,


Am interested in any information about a William W. GRUBB(s) born about 1841.  Enlisted in the Navy in 1862, discharged in 1864, then enlisted in Army for bounty 1864 - 1865 81st Infantry Company F.  Emmigrated to Madison County, Ohio where in 1868 he married Emeline HOLLOWAY.  He died in December of 1895, and is buried in Dennison Chapel Cemetery. 

17 Feb 2001, Jeanne Dumond,


Looking for details on Edwin F. Rizer. The 1900 census shows him born March 1881. He was the son of Edwin F. Rizer and Anna J. Shuck and was born in Maryland, probably Allegany County. In the 1910 census the younger Edwin F. Rizer is found in Berks Co, Pennsylvania, unmarried. In the 1920 census he is in Philadelphia. That census show a son Edwin F. Rizer III, age 2 8/12 with him and mother-in-law Esther A. Boyer, age 66. So was the wife of Edwin F. Rizer jr. and mother of Edwin F. Rizer III was a Boyer? What was her first name and when did she died. What was their marriage date?

17 Feb 2001, Kathleen Rizer,


Looking for information on Julianna (Pengelly) Morrison Dalling.    She was born about 1844 in England, daughter of Richard and Julianna Pengelly.  She married first  on December 20, 1865 to Samuel Morrison, who was born in Scotland in about 1840, he served in the Civil War.    For awhile they lived in Conshohocken or Upper Merion, then moved back to Philadelphia. The marriage was performed in Philadelphia in a Baptist Church.  Their children were William; John; Maryanna born 1867; Julia born 1869; Jeannette born 1871; and Samuel born 1874.  After Samuel Morrison's death on August 21, 1877, Julianna married Tobias Dalling, of Philadlephia on February 18, 1883.  I don't know what happened to Julianna or her children after that.  This information was from the Civil War Pension papers of Samuel Morrison.    I am tracing the Pengelly family, and will share what information I have. 

18 Feb 2001,  Lisa Pengelly Kirkhoff,


I'm looking for any information about William Plott, who was listed in the 1810 PA Census Index as a resident of Philadelphia. 

19 Feb 2001, Billie Cooke,


Regan and Nicholas were involved with the theater. MJ "Dick" Regan had his own orchestra. Murt Nicholas wrote and directed plays. Worked for Shively Oil and Coal. Charles Nicholas was an artist who also painted scenery. Lowry's in the Navy. Stillwagon's were Quaker. All lived and buried in Philadelphia.

20 Feb 2001, Patricia Robertson Dill,


I am looking for any information on the George Goodwin/Elizabeth Pearson family.  He d c 1817 in Philadelphia and they were m at St. Paul's Church, Philadelphia 01 Oct 1760.  Their daughter Elizabeth m a William Ross 05 Dec 1782.  

22 Feb 2001, Sue Shultis ,


My ancestor is James McBride, 1884-1924 he is buried in a plot with Howard T. McBride.  We have nothing on the McBride family. All are from Philadelphia, center city area, and were Republicans. 

22 Feb 2001, Jo Woerner,


Need information on Gerard Irvin, b. 1803, Ireland, d. 1869, Philadelphia, PA. Wife: Elizabeth; son William John Irvin (1839-1878) m Catharine Harton (1845-1889); their children: Gerard H. Irvin m. Ida Barr; Elizabeth Irvin (1865-1943) m-1 William Boyd, m-2 Samuel Shannon; William John Irvin, Jr.(1860-1939) m Emma Partenheimer. William John Irvin, Sr. resided at 1634 Pine St., Philadelphia, PA.   

26 Feb 2001, Elaine Campbell,


William Fitler, an artist, was a friend of my grandfather and I have some of his art work.    Would like some information about his life.

26 Feb 2001, Marjorie Marsh Burns,


1850 census 802 S. 9th St. Phila Charles Mcgoldrick,42 and wife Rose Hasson, 32. Children, Joseph 12, Rose 10, Grace 7, Margaret 4 and Charles  2.    Charles and Rose born Pa. Rose Hasson in 1880 census age 12 with parents Henry 41 and Mary 35 both born in Ireland. Address 707 Sigel St. Henry listed as a tailor but also maimed, bedridden or disabled. I'm at a deadend and would like to nail down when he came here etc.

25 Feb 2001, Virginia Denham,


Elizabeth Billenstein (b. Apr 1850, Philadelphia) dau. of Jacob and Mary (Broom) Billenstein, m. William Hayes 1876/77.  Was Mary dau. of Jacob and Eliza (Roberts) Broom?  Would like to correspond with any Billenstein, Broom, or Hayes "cousins." 

27 Feb 2001, Sharon Richardson,


Caleb Biddle.  Phila. Bus. Dir. ..a farmer on Fisher's Lane, Germantown Sect...years 1856-1859.  A Son was William Samuel Biddle,  a sexton of the Trinity Luthern Church, Germantown.  Wm. S. is buried at the Church's Cemetery. Some records show Caleb to be the Son of Caleb Pennell Bittle.  This Caleb may have changed his surname from Bittle to Biddle to Will of Grandfather Wm. Bittle. Also family SMEDLEY, PENNELL.

1 Mar 2001, Douglas W. Biddle,


i am searching for data on the David MARPLE family.  He was b. WALES, married 8 Jul 1704 Manor of Morelan, Philadelphia Co., PA.  He d. 7 May 1730.  I know of 2 children;  Thomas b. c1705 and Richard b. c1708.  Thomas m. Susannah HALLMAN and Richard m. Alice NORTHRUP.  I decend from John A. MARPLE and am trying to prove that he was the son of John MARPLE b. 1745 Horsham Twp., Philadelphia Co. who m. Elizabeth LUKENS 31 Mar 1766 prob. Philadelphia Co.   This John b. 1745 was apparently the son of David and Elizabeth MARPLE of Manor of Morelan.  Any help with this line greatly appreciated. 

2 Mar 2001, Melinda Collins Larson,


In the 1860 Census, Patrick Lanigan  age 45 listed-- m. Cecilia [Sheridan],age29, children--Patrick [11],Mary [9],Eugene [7] william [6] & Cecilia [1].residing in 4th Precinct,24th Ward.     Would like to know where in Ireland and when he came to US. Wife also from Ireland.  Did they imigrate through Phila? Does anyone have a good reference for me to dig into?

3 Mar 2001, Graeme Mann,


Am looking for a will, or any information on Frederick Younker, he was living in Philadelphia County in 1800, the same year in which my ancestor was born in that county.

4 Mar 2001, Sharon McElroy,


I am searching for anything at all about George Godfrey Christian Geuther.   He was listed at Godfrey in the 1860 census,  20th Ward, 2nd Div., North of  Masher St. (Master).  His wife was Margaret and their children were: Mary 20, William 18, Rosanna 14, Charley 12, Isaac 9 and Daniel 6.  I looked in the 1880 census but couldn't find them. I believe they probably came in thru the port of Philadelphia about 1834.  Godfrey (G.G.C.) filed for naturalization 10-07-1844.  His two younger brothers came to Ohio by 1840.  I know the Geuthers were in Philadelphia in 1886 because my g-g-grandmother went there for her sister's funeral.  Her sister's name was Emmilene "Emma" (Geuther) Guider and she died April 25, 1886 in Philadelphia.   
4 Mar 2001, Sharon B. Lodge,


Searching ancestors of Charles E. Keenan, b. Feb 1859,, .Father & mother both born in Pa. according to 1900 census,  Married Emma Hines b. Dec 1857 in Del. They m. 20 Sept 1878 in Phila acc. to Phila Records. First ch.Edward J. b.Nov 1879. Second ch. John F. b. 20 Dec 1881in Ward 31 Knott ST.

5 Mar 2001, Graeme Mann,


John Cruckshank (1802-1890) is buried in North Cedar Hill Cemetery, Phila.  In the lot is his daughter, Jane, who married John Riehl.  I would like to find more information about John Cruckshank's family and any descendents of Jane.

6 Mar 2001, Mary Crookshank,


I am searching for information about General Samuel Borden. He is written up in the Colonial Families of Philadelphia.  Samuel came from Bordentown, NJ as a child.  He was born May 2, 1781.  He married a lady called Louisa.  I would like to know her name and any information.  Samuel and Louisa had a son Samuel, who was born May 2, 1807. I am searching for the names of Samuel Sr.'s parents. Samuel was a Captain in the War of 1812.  He left Philadelphia around 1816 and Louisa did no go with him.  I assume that she had died.  

9 Mar 2001, Gwen Wallot ,


I am searching for the descendents of William McCandless (M'Candless), commander of the Penn. Reserves (2d Army, 3d Div., 1st Brig.) in the Civil War.  He was an attorney, promoted to colonel during the war, and general afterwards.  Involved in Democratic party politics afterward (unsuccessfully running for Auditor General in 1871).

9 Mar 2001, John H. Scott,


My Grandfather's name was Elmer Russell Hemberger born August 24, 1894, died June 8, 1968 S.S. 181-05-4997.  His father's name was William, and this is where I hit a road block (no information).   Lived in Philly.

11 Mar 2001, Ken Hemberger,  


Searching for descendants of our missing ladies.  Lillian b. 1870, Alberta b. 1895 (last heard of in 1985), Marion b. 1896, Ethel b. 1898, Agnes b. ??, Theresa b. 1852, and Mary b. 1855(NJ).  Fathers' names include Anthony, William and Peter.

13 Mar 2001, Sandy Prince,


I would like to make contact with anyone related to the family of Christopher Hitzeroth (1830, Germany-1907) who emigrated to America in 1851. Some of his children were Annie (b. 1866) m. John Samuel Mallette, Edward (1869-1954) m. Sarah Gray and Emma (b. 1872) m. Sam Briggs Horsfall who all resided in Philadelphia. Members of the Hitzeroth family are buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery.

14 Mar 2001, Randy W. Hitzroth,


Am looking for any information on the Peiffer family in Philadelphia. I know Wilhelm Pfeiffer came to Philadelphia in 1749 on the ship Two Brothers, but have no record of him after that.  Also, his grandson, John S. Peifer, was said to be a professor in Philadelphia around 1820, before the family moved on to Ohio and IL.

15 Mar 2001, Roger Phillips,


I am searching for information about an Emily Doan who lived in Philadelphia in the late 1800's. She raised my grandfather, Casper Doan. He was always told that he was adopted; but there was the feeling that perhaps he was adopted from within the family or was actually Emily's son. She was not married. My grandfather was born in 1883 and was raised in Philadelphia and worked as a trolley motorman. He married Alberta Craven from Bucks County and moved to Bucks County and became a farmer. I am trying to determine if he might, in fact, have been a Doan and therefore, I as well.  

15 March 2001, Marion Kane,


Looking for information regarding the family of grandmother Helen Mary Hore Sullivan Caputo and her brothers James and Martin.  Their father MARTIN EDWARD HORE was born Abt. 1866 in Dublin or Tipperally Ireland, and died Abt. 1935.  He married ELLEN ? (MARIE MURPHY).  She was born Abt. 1865 in Dublin or Tipperally Ireland. Children of MARTIN HORE and ELLEN MURPHY) are: JAMES HORE, b Abt. 1896, Pennsylvania. HELEN MARY (MARIE) HORE, b. October 07, 1905, Pennsylvania; d. February 12, 1954, Philadelphia, PA. And MARTIN FRANCES HORE, b. 1908, Pennsylvania; d. 1970.  I found the family in the 1910 Census Philadelphia County Philadelphia– they owned a boarding house/hotel maybe a bar in Philadelphia.  Both Martin and Ellen migrated from Ireland, I’m assuming before first son was born (1896). 

15 Mar 2001, Michele Kemp Shockley,


Looking for a Grant family that had a daughter by the name of Ellen 1840 -1850. Married a McDonnell in 1/1873 in Oil City, Pa. She died May 7th, 1893.  

16 Mar 2001, Tim McDonald,


Anna M. Dugan (Duggan) married Alexander Schuk/Schuck/Ciok in 1919 in Philadelphia.  1920 census shows they were living in Philadelphia on N. 3rd  St.  She allegedly died in 1927-28.  I am trying to verify this as to when she died and where she is buried.

16 Mar 2001, Dr. Ralston Jones,


Researching any of these surnames in the Philadelphia area. Have pictures of Dorff family (John Dorf, Mr. Dorf, Mary Ann Dorf Reaver, Sally Dorf, Wm. Dorf and Phoebe Dorf), pictures found in Reaver bible and these pictures were taken in Philadelphia in the 1800's. Mary Ann Dorf b. c1820; d. 1892 in Franklin Co. OH; md Adam Charles Reaver on 8 Jan 1838 (from Reaver bible). Bible also has "obit" for a Richard Dorff, who died at Easton (where?) on 3 July 1829.

18 Mar 2001, Joyce Althoff,


Baptisms of their sons found in Goshenhoppen St Paul's Mission Church of the Blessed Sacrament records dated 1-26-1755. Sons were Anthony and Henry. I am trying to more on the parents.

18 Mar 2001, Hal Smith,


Johann Michael Kleinschrot(h) was listed in Philadelphia in 1754, Martin Kleinschrodt was listed in 1856 and George A. Kleinschrodt in 1853 and 1856. I would like to exchange information with anyone with information on these families or Kleinschrodt (t,th) descendants.

19 Mar 2001, Juergen Kleinschroth,


Josephine Schaeffer b.1879, Phila. sisters, Irene and Margaret.    Josephine married Charles E. Chavanne b. 1876, Phila. Both died in N. J.   1955 & 1926 respectively. Seeking info on all related Schaeffer's.   GGrandfather Flarence or Florent Chavannemarried Jane Taggert/Taggart from Ireland.

21 Mar 2001, Delores Horay,


I am seeking information on my 5ggf, Dr. John Burel and my 5ggm, Patience Hannah Bird, who married in Philadelphia on the 22 Feb 1785.  There is some reference's that her father might be an Albright or Albrick Bird and mother Abigail Tyson.    Would deeply appreciate any information on the Bird family of Philadelphia.

21 Mar 2001, Jim Lynch,


George Edmund Blake arrived from England in 1793 and married Ann Margaretta Herneisen, date unknown. They had 8 children, all born in Philly bet 1806-1823: Anna, Elizabeth, George, Jacob, Thomas, Josephine, Julia, and an unnamed infant who died in 1817. I would love to exchange information with any descendants of this family.

21 Mar 2001, Dennis Blake,


Searching for information on Deuta(?) KOBYLANSK, The address I have was 3 James St, in May 1907.

22 Mar 2001, Pam Krause,   


Searching for information on Benjamin Stackhouse who married Susan (maiden name unknown) in Bucks County or Philadelphia County circa 1770.  At least one daughter, Elizibeth STACKHOUSE, born April 26, 1772 in either Bucks or Philidelphia County. Elizibeth first married Mathew WALKER about 1790 and Mathew died on October 18, 1793 in Philidelphia during the yellow fever epidemic. On November 16, 1796, Elizibeth married Samual BLAKEY in Falls Township, the Reverend Issac Hicks presiding.   Have an Orphans Court record (#2029) from Bucks County dated November 19, 1790 which speaks of the deceased Susannah STACKHOUSE, daughter Elizibeth STACKHOUSE, and minor son Benjamin STACKHOUSE. No mention of Benjamin Senior so he must have died prior to 1790 in Bucks County. Possibly the same family?  

23 Mar 2001, Martin Stewart,


My Great grandmother was b. Anna Lillian HESS 12-11-1898.  She was later put into an orphanage with 3-4 other siblings and was adopted by the BURGER family. They moved to Washington D.C. and that's where she grew up and got married. I cvannot find anything on her at all!!! I did get her SSapplication and on it was a birthplace of Philadelphia, PA. I don't know ho true this is, but at least I have a general area now. Anyone with info on this family, please contact me.  Her one son Robert Norman might have been named after her dad or a brother. She had daughters Margaret Claire, Dorothy Lorraine, and Helen Louise which might also be family names. 

26 Mar 2001, Michelle Cox,


Am looking for information regarding ancestor Bernard Mullen, b. Oct 1850 in Philadelphia and his wife, Mary Marloe, b. May 1850.

27 Mar 2001, Vicki Shimp,


John Henry Cox, born in Pennsylvania 8 Feb 1851, son of John Cox (mother's maiden name was Steinbraker).  He was living in Philadelphia at the time of his marriage to Eliza Jane Scott, daughter of John B. Scott and Esther Ann Hobbs.    The marriage took place in Philadelphia on 22 Feb 1872.  I have information to exchange.

30 Mar 2001,  Lynn Ishii,


These families lived in the Phildelphia and Philadelphia area.  Please contact me if you have info on them.

30 Mar 2001, Marjorie Hill Treat,   


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