Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Posted Queries for January 1997


MCDONNELL posted by Michael W. Gibson on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am researching my Great grandfather John Patrick McDonnell. He came to the US in 1863 at the age of 6 from Co. Antrim, Ireland. I would like to find out his parents name and a list of brothers and sisters. These should be found in the 1870 census or ?. John Patrick had two sons and a daughter. Barney, Katherine and ?. Thanks for any help.

FADELE, FADELEY, FADELY posted by Mary Campbell on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Surname Fadely, Fadeley, Fadele, and many more spellings for the same family. Michael came to Montgomery co., Pennsylvania from Germany. The Lutheran chruch records show that Michael, wife Elizabeth and six children were living in New Hanover TWP about 1740. The church records also show that Michael was a Dunkard, the Dunkards came from Westphalia to Philadelphia in the year 1719. The family migration westward to Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Then the family move into what is calles Mason Co., West Virginia. I am looking for any one that may know about this family.

CALDWELL, POAGE, POAK, POE, POGUE, POLK posted by Jan Wattles on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

From the Philadelphia Records-Marriage Records-included the following.
1742 Jean POAGE married Matthew WILLSON
1741 Moses POAK married Sarah BUNTING
1731 John POAKE married Hannah KIDD
1733 Sarah POKE married Thomas GORDON
1741 Mary POE married Joseph CALDWELL
Moses POAK and wife, Sarah Bunting POAK travelled with Joseph and Mary POAK CALDWELL to Virginia in the late 1700's. First to Loudoun Co., then Pendleton Co. VA.
I am searching for my GGGrandmother, SARAH ANN POAK/POLK/POGUE/POAGE/, ETC. Sarah Ann married JOSEPH LOVE HUTCHESON 1839 in Belmont Co., OH. US Census states born VA in 1820. Joseph and Sarah Ann names a son, MOSES HUTCHESON.
Any help appreciated.

SLACK posted by Carol D.Slack on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Would like to share information about Daniel SLACK. He was born in NJ on 7 June, 1769. He married Mary LUSHEARD 25 August, 1792 in Philadelphia. He died about 1851. They had children, Absolom abt. 1793, John, abt. 1796, Amos P. abt. 1799, Uriah abt. 1801 and James. Daniel later married Elizabeth Howell HEIMBECH.

CALDERAN posted by Robert Bell on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am researching my family who lived and died in the city of Philadelphia sometime in the 1950's. The two names I am specifically looking for are:
Joseph Calderan
Augusta Crestan Calderan

LINK, MATZINGER, MOTSINGER posted by Carol O'Brien on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Jacob and Felix (Brothers/Father-Son?) Matzinger arrived in Philadelphia 1735, moved to Lee High County. Changed name to Motsinger.
Link Family, possibly Nicolas, arrived in Philadelphia around 1822, + or - 10 years.
Any info, much appreciated.

BOHNE posted by Chere Fleischer on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Looking for info on Johann Diehl Bohne. He arrived in 1741 in Philadelphia then was in Md. in 1751. I can't find out what he did during this ten year span. Any help would be appreciated.

CONDRICK, KENDRICK posted by Sr. Deborah Humphreys SC on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am researching my John and Bridget Condrick. They came from Ballyboy, Clogheen, Tipperary Co., Ireland sometime after the 1860's. Bridget's maiden name was Callahan (may have been Kelleghar in Ireland as I have letters from her brother). Bridget worked as a domestic on the Philadelphia mainline. Was buried in Ardmore, Pa. She died young and her children Maurice, Margaret, Katherine(born in Preston) (and maybe Mary) were placed in Little Sisters of the Poor Orphanage in Philadelphia. Bridget's aunt Anne was a nun Sr. M. Valeria, also in Philadelphia, religious community unknown. Oldest daughter of Bridget, Helen J. (or Ellen), lived in Germantown and also worked as a domestic and married Frank W. Humphreys and moved to Salem County. Maurice owned the oldest house in St. Petersburg, Fl. Would like to get more information on how they came to Philadelphia and where they were married. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

MATTER posted by Janet Garrison Chiocchi on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

MATTER family from Switzerland to Philadelphia about 1865. Looking for information about Samuel MATTER and his wife Catherine ZIMMERMAN who were born in Switzerland and came to Philadelphia about 1865. Their son is my great grandfather John MATTER born June 14, 1866 in Philadelphia PA. I would like to share info with anyone researching the MATTER family.

MILLER posted by Kathy Mummert on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Seeking parents and siblings of Effie Irene MILLER (1873-1973). On Effie's marriage license application in 1892, her mother Margaret was living in Philadelphia and her father Benjamin was deceased. Any help is greatly appreciated!!

YOST posted by Jon Backenstose on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

My grandmother was Margaret B. Yost b. about 1897. She was the daughter of a Maryle C. ? who came from Wales and was naturalized in 1870 according to census records. In 1920 census she is listed as Mary C. She married a Penfield/Penfred/Prugird Yost (different spellings courtesy of the census records 1910 & 1920) who is listed as having been born about 1860-1861 and supposedly not an immigrant. Any information on the last name of Maryle and the parents of Penfield would be appreciated.

FREED, MYERS posted by Marjorie Fulmer on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Seeking information on MYERS, William and FREED, Otillie "Tillie". At the turn of the century they were living on Colorado St. in Philadelphia. William was employed by Baldwin Locomotive Works. Their children included: Hannah, Verda, Allen, John , Laura, Oscar "George", Tillie and Elizabeth.

MEREDITH posted by Tom Meredith on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am interested in trying to locate the ancestral line of Samuel MEREDITH, b. 1740 in Philadelphia. He served as the first treasurer of the USA. My great-great grandfather was a Samuel Meredith and I would like to know if he had a family relationship to the Samuel MEREDITH previously mentioned.

CLASH, COLLINS posted by Susan Stewart on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Russell COLLINS b 1914 in Philadelphia, PA md Florence CLASH b abt 1920 in NJ Russell served in the US Army and was stationed at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis County, MO in 1942-43. Russell and Florence had three sons (maybe more children) first son born abt 1940, second son born abt 1942, third son born Jan 1944 in St. Louis, MO. Third son was adopted and is looking for biological family roots. Russell may have died during the year of 1943.

MCCALL posted by Sydney Snelling Young on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am searching for information on my great+grandfather, John Thomas McCall. An old family letter states that he came to Philadelphia in 1755 from Glasgow, Scotland. He married a "Miss Young" and their first son, John (another great+grandfather), was born in Phil. on 2/23/1776. They moved in 1787 to Wash. Co. Other sons names were Mathew, Alexander, Thomas, who all died in Harrison Co. I would like to know if the above is the correct spelling of his name and if there is any info on his birth date/place, parents, etc.

HANCOCK, HANDCOCK posted by Harry Pontius on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am researching information on James Hancock and William Hancock in Philadelphia and area prior to 1760. Any other HANCOCK information prior to 1760 would assist me in this puzzle.

KASSMANN, WICKHAM posted by Gail Souza on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Known to be living in Philadelphia in 1888. Louise Emilie Kassmann married Anthony Smith Wickham 1/25/1886 in St. Malachy Church. Child Anthony Emil born 2/1888 Grandparents August & Wilhemina Kassmann. They lived at 3818 Market St. I would appreciate any foundational information...what the area was like, where the church is/was? Anthony Smith Wickham graduated from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1884. I would like to have a fuller picture of their lives. My mother, now in her 70's, is their granddaughter and only has the vaguest of information about her parents and grandparents lives in Philadelphia. We know they were German. What would have drawn them to Philladelphia? Thank you.

WARD posted by Thomas Amrick on Wednesday, January 1, 1997


ZINGER posted by Linda Frew Zinger on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Researching the family of Gotlieb Zinger who immigrated to the Philadelphia area arount 1869. One son William settled in South Philadelphia and owned the Zinger Plaster Company in North Philadelphia. This William married Charlotte Shurford Marsden and had five sons, James, William, Edward, Charles and Ervin. Need information on the rest of the family. There are notes is Charlotte's (Lottie's) bible about the following....Charles J. Zinger, son of Gottlieb and Caroline; Interment Greenmount Cemetary; Kathryn Zinger Geissel of 4024 Maywood Street; Annie Zinger Reid, wife of late Robert L. Reid, home 1933 East Firth Street, Int. North Cedar Hill Cemetary. Kathryn Zinger Geissel died, January 5, 1930 and is buried Whitemarsh Memorial Park...Annie Zinger Reid was born about 1863 and died May 27, 1929 (age 66).

FISCHER, FISHER posted by Thomas H Lewis on Wednesday, January 1, 1997


CHITESTER posted by S. Aaron Peavy on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am looking for any additional information on John Elmer Chitester (born near Brookville, PA on May 11, 1861 and died in Jefferson Co. on October 1960) and his family. One of many sons and at least one daughter of John Chitester (a Welsh man who came from the Philadelphia area with his father and brothers probably in the 1830's) and Maggie Uplinger. Any information would be appreciated.

GLEASON, LOGAN posted by Wayne Greene on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am researching Elizabeth LOGAN born Oct 1832 who married John GLEASON. John GLEASON died about 1874 in Philadelphia. Family is listed in 1870-1910 Philadelphia census. Children: Robert b: 1852; Elizabeth b: 1855; Mary Ann b: 1860 married John BARNETT; Roseanna b: 1866; John b: 1869; and Sarah b: 1870. Family lived at 1822 & 1845 S. Front St. in Philadelphia between 1874 and 1917. I would like to find both parents of John & Elizabeth.

KITTERA, POWELL posted by Rosa P. Powell on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am searching for a marriage between KITTERA and POWELL in the late 1700 in PA. Albert Kittera POWELL was great great grandfather. He was born about 1802. I can find no record of him prior to that, and would like to find his parents. Any information would be appreciated.

HENLEY posted by Bruce Henley on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am researching my great grandfather, Thomas HENLEY. On his son's birth certificate his middle name, Patrick, was omitted and his birthplace was listed as Philadelphia. His date of birth was 1848/49.
He emigrated to New Zealand, possibly circa 1879 as he was listed on his marriage certificate as residing in Wellington, NZ for three weeks. However, he could have been living in another part of NZ before this.
Any information will be gratefully received.

GARVER, GERMER, STEIGRIMAN posted by John B Germer on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am looking for information on Catherine Steigriman. I know she had a brother John Titus Germer, who also went by Titus Garver. He was born in Germany on September 26,1867. He came to the US in 1892. His soon to be wife Constantina Fisher came a little later. They Settled in Mount Joy, Lancaster County, PA got married there and had 8 children. At the time of John's death on July 31,1939, He had a sister Catherine Steigriman who was living in Philadelphia. I was told at one time she lived on Locust Street. I am trying to find her ancestors or relatives and tie them to her brother. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

SPACHT posted by Camille Ammerman on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Anthony & Catherine SPACHT arrived Philadelphia ca 1786 from England. Their dtr Mary b 1785 married Jacob HUMPHREY 1805, moved to OH. Researching Elizabeth SPACHT b 1781 PA (spouse John BIBBEE in Wood County WV). Was Elizabeth sister to Mary and therefore daughter of Anthony & Catherine SPACHT?

WEBB posted by Gordon Webb on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I have found the immigration record of Ellen Webb, dated 18 October 1903, which gives a Philadelphia address 1075 Locust Street. I believe that this person may be my greataunt but I cannot be 100% certain. She does not appear at that address in the 1910 census nor anywhere in Philadelphia. I do not know if she left Philadelphia or married by 1910. In 1903 she was single, aged 22/23 and was from London England. I would like to find out what happened to her after her arrival in 1903 and to trace any records that might assist me determine if I have found the correct person.

JUNG, YOUNG posted by Daniel Young on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Looking form information on GEORGE YOUNG, aka GEORG YOUNG, GEORG JUNG, b. 1770 in Germany, beleived to have arrived in US in 1796 in Philadelphia abord ship "Holland" 8/19/1796. Lived in Higgens area of Schyulkill Co. in early 1800's, moved to Clover Twp, Jefferson Co, PA in 1834. Wife ELIZABETH SCHWARTZ, b. 1781 in New Jersy. Son MICHAEL YOUNG b. 8/16/1823 in Schyulkill Co, from birth certificate. Other census data shows a CATHERINE (sp?) (YOUNG?) living with family, b. 1801, and a DANIEL YOUNG, b. ~1821.

ALLISON posted by B.J. Chappell on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I'm looking for information on the Allison family Henry C. was killed in train wreck 11/14/1892 0r 1893. Is anyone doing research on this family?

GROARK posted by John Groark on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Information about John Groark born 1/17/1911.

CULLEN posted by John Groark on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Information about Florence Cullen born 7/11/1914.

LAMBEY posted by John Lambey on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am searching the ancestral line of Marcus LAMBEY born in Philadelphia in 1809. He was the son of William and Letitia PALMER LAMBEY. I am trying to find any information about William LAMBEY who was born in England.

RUNYON posted by John Robert Runyon on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am attempting to acquire information about step-siblings believed to have been born in Philadelphia between 1920 and 1930. My father, and theirs, was John Samuel RUNYON. The name of their mother is unknown. There was at least one son, also named John possibly born 1922-1924, and two or more daughters (birth dates unknown). In or about 1924, our father is believed to have lived in the 900 block of French Street. Would also like to learn the name of their mother, and the date of marriage. Thank-you.

BOYER posted by John Boyer on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Looking for John BOYER and Nicholas BOYER who emigrated from Wurttemburg, Germany and arrived in Philadelphia in/or about 1780. John BOYER married Mercy Lynn. They had nine children that lived; three taht died in infancy. John BOYER and wife lived in the Manyunk (sic) section of Philadelphia. Nicholas Boyer married but never had children. He owned the Robin Hood tavern in Philadelphia (near the Schuykill river). Thank you.

ROWEN posted by Dorothy Estelle Olson on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am starting to research the ROWEN family. So far I have back to my great-great grandfather JOHN ROWEN who married a MARGARET L.WENZELL on Nov. 16, 1864. I believe he had a brother William C. ROWEN who died 21 Aug 1937 in Ocean City, N.J.(I haven't proven this connection however). I do know that John had thirteen children, some of whom died in childhood. They are, John ROWEN, Algernon ROWEN, Howard ROWEN, Milton ROWEN, Alfred ROWEN, Annie ROWEN, Catherine ROWEN, Laura (ROWEN) GEBHART, Margaret (ROWEN) KElly, Bertha (ROWEN) Everly, Ethel ROWEN, Mable (ROWEN) MILLS, Ellwood Erwin ROWEN (my great-grandfather) I also know that Ellwood was married to an Ella NICHOLS, who came over with her brother Thomas, NICHOLS from County Antrim, Ireland. I am not sure of the spelling of Nichols as it has been spelled several ways in what little history my uncle can give me. Ellwood and Ella had 6 children. Margaret (ROWEN)KELLY, Stuart ROWEN, Walter Gebhart ROWEN (my grandfather), William Hamil ROWEN, Robert Clifford Rowen, and a Thomas Glendon Rowen. Walter Gebhart Rowen married an Estelle Maude LAU. Walter died in 1957 and Estelle died in 1935. They had two children. Walter Gebhart Rowen Jr., and Harmon Yerkes Rowen. Harmon was named after Estelle's brother Harmon LAU. Oral family history states either that our family was here at the time of William Penn, which I can't substantiate or that we can from Sweden. As far as I know Rowen is not a swedish surname. Any info people can share would be greatly appreciated.

DONAHUE, RYAN posted by Joan Wieser on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I have a mystery lady in our family tree. Catherine Ellen RYAN was a lady's maid in Philadelphia around 1867. She married Roger DONAHUE on April 11, 1869 in Port Richmond, PA. First question...Can I trace her with anything than the marriage certificate I already have? Second question...Where is Port Richmond? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

BONNELL, BROOKS, GALLAGHER, HARE, NEWCAMP, STROOP posted by James N. Gallagher on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Looking for info on Elizabeth BONNELL who in 1930 lived at 3212 Delhi St. in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. I am lookin for info on her Father and Mother whose name I beleive were FRANK RODGERS or ROGERS and ANNIE McALSER.
Looking for info on William and Martha HARE some of their children were Louella May,Jessie,Charles,John. Some of the children are buired in Northwood Cem. in Germantown.
Looking for info on James GALLAGHER a weaver and laborer who died as a result of a fall. He lived with his Wife Louella May Hare and son at Godfrey and Norwood St. in 1898 and died there on Sept 1, 1898. Buried in Holy Sepulchre. I would like to find what I can about him and his parents.
Looking for Information on NEWCAMP they have been in Germantown and Philadelphia since at least 1790 (Germantown Hist.Society) and may be before I Know some of the girls married WRIGHT,BROOKS,STROOP,SMEDLEY.

NOTE, SIMON posted by Charles R. Note on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Abraham Jones Note b: 9 Sep. 1809 Married to a Margaret Hagerman. Possible brother Josiah Note dates unknown. Looking for their parents and dates. May be a name change like Van Note. 9 Children all born in West Philadelphia around 52nd and Baltimore.
Johann Christopher Simon b: in Germany or Holland, married to Elizabeth Metzger. b: in Holland.
Children: Elizabeth, Catherine, Philip(maybe), Johann, Henry, Jacob, Wilhelm. All Children possible born on farm in the mid to late 1700's. Had a farm in Passyunk Twn. I have a lot of information on this line but need to confirmed some parts and fill in the blanks.

JOHNSON posted by Allyson H. Schaeffer on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

My name is Allyson H. Schaeffer. For medical reasons, and, as an adoptee, I am trying to obtain medical information from my birthparents. I was born in Phila. on 2/24/56 to an unmarried woman in her early twenties, who had diabetes. I was told that she was very tall and attractive, with perhaps the last name of JOHNSON. I presently suffer from a medical condition that I am told has a hereditary link. It also has its links primarily to those individuals with a Mediterranean ancestry. My given name at birth was Allyson. The adoption was handled through Children's Aid Society in Phila. I am not interested in a face to face reunion at this point. I am desperately seeking only vital medical info. Thank you.

MCGETTIGAN posted by Scott Burkett on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Tryin to find out anything about the McGettigan family, supposedly descended from (according to someone who was researching it 16 yrs. ago) two brothers, Edward and Thomas, both of whom came to Philadelphia from Ireland originally, but later one moved farther west. Although a common name in Phila./South Jersey area, not relatively common elsewhere. My father's father was named Thomas, born around 1890 or so, probably in Philadelphia, who worked for the city (dumping ashes) and died around 1945 of "consumption" or some lung disease. His wife While I know many others (including a lot of Eds and Toms) I don't know what, if any, connection they might be to my apparent offshoot-branch. Possibly what people may have felt was "scandalous" 'way back then was suppressed or deleted.

CARTER posted by Catherine Fullerton on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am researching a CARTER family found in the 1920 Philadelphia census. The head is Albert Payran CARTER, age 40 b NJ. His occupation is Book Publisher. His wife is Agnes Malvina CARTER, also age 40, b PA. Their children: Kensett B, age 13, b Maryland; Rhena M, age 12, Edith Alberta, age 5, and Albert P Jr. age almost 3. They lived on Duvall St. in Philadelphia. The head of the family, Albert P. would be my grandfather's half-brother. Some of these children may still be alive. I traced Albert P, the census head in Philadelphia directories until 1913. Found a "Kensitt" Carter in Philadelphia dirctories until 1929. Would love to contact anyone from this family!

WENTZEL posted by Greg Wentzel on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Would like to share information on William Wentzel born 1887 in Philadelphia County.

POWDERMAKER posted by Ann Guthman Byrne on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Am looking for information on Adolph & Leah POWDERMAKER and their children Rebecca, Sadie, Isaac, David, Jennie, Lizzie and maybe Adolph. They came to this country from England in 1882. Am most interested in the place of burial for the parents. They died within a year of each other in 1908 or 1909.

HEATON posted by Julia A. (Heaton) Krutilla on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Seeking parents of Abner H. HEATON b. 7 Feb 1810, PHILADELPHIA, PA (according to his Jeff. Co., OH death cert.) d. 1890 Jeff. Co., OH, Father b. PA, Mother b. NJ (according to 1880C). Possible Quakers. Abner HEATON married 1832 Lower Makefield Twp., Bucks Co., PA to Elizabeth Heaton b. 1809 Westhoughton, Lancashire Co., Eng. (d/o Wm & Ann MATHER HEATON). Children: Mary Ann b. 1835 PA, Elizabeth b. 1837 PA, Lucy b. 1838 PA, Samuel H. b. 1842 OH; Amanda b. 1844 PA. Abner HEATON and his wife Elizabeth with children and in-laws moved to Jefferson Co., OH 1838. Could Abner be a descendant of the early HEATON'S of Philadelphia?
Also seeking info on the John HEATON living on Second Street (across from William Penn) in the map entitled, "Philadelphia as William Penn Knew it 1684" in the book, Passenger and Ships Prior to 1864 Penn's Colony.

TRAYER, WALTZ posted by Robyn Sheets on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Looking for any information on the Cleveland WALTZ/ Sara Emma Francis TRAYER Family. They are my great-grandparents. Sara died 19 Mar 1910 in Philadelphia, PA. Their children were: Sarah Trayer Waltz (b 30 Nov 1905- Phila), Thomas Waltz (b 10 May 1908- Phila), Anna (b 4 Mar 1910-Phila). Anna was my grandmother. Both the Waltz and Trayer families were originally from Frederick County, MD. Sarah married Alfred James GARBER, Thomas married Marie Louise HUTCHINGS, and Anna married Mahlon GARBER.
Anyone else searching for these families? I have plenty of info on the Waltz family.

KLICKER, SCOTT posted by Caron Mosey on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

SCOTT, Carl M. and wife Estelle Marie KLICKER: early 1900's: I have information that places this married then divorced couple in Overbrook, Philadelphia, PA in the 1930's, but I cannot confirm this. I am looking for anything on them I can find, including marriage information, land records, deeds, etc. They lived in a very large, wealthy-looking home (I have seen pictures!). Please contact me if you can help me check this out. I am in Michigan, and the distance thing is a problem. Estelle was born in Allegheny Co., and I have information that may link Carl SCOTT to Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co.

MORRIS, WHITE posted by Terry L. Morris on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Robert Hunter MORRIS, b. 1734, Jan 31 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, d. 1806, May 8; he was an American Merchant, banker, one six signers of both the Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation; Governor of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1754-56; he was well-known in history as the 'financier of the Revolution'; Superintendent of Finances of the United States, 1781 to close of war.
Married 1769, Feb 27, Mary WHITE, b.1749, m? d?, d.1827, m? d?.
Known children include: Henry MORRIS, b.1777, d.1842, Dec 01 in Philadelphia, PA at age 65; Sheriff of Philadelphia; Thomas MORRIS, b.unk, d.1849, Mar 12 at New York, formerly U.S. Marshal of southern district of New York; daughter married John M. MARSHALL, son Col. Thomas M. Marshall, commander of the 3rd Virginia regiment in the Revolution; still searching birth records to confirm additional children, Hetty(f), Charles(m), Maria(f).
Sarah MORRIS, daughter of Henry MORRIS, married James DARRACH, a physician, b.1828 Dec 08 in Philadelphia, PA.
Daniel Boone MORRS, 1833-1924 born/died Tremont City, Clark Co, OH married to Mary Jane MCKINLEY, 1839-1911 born/died Tremont City, Clark Co, OH; son, Clinton DeWitt MORRIS b.1870 Tremont City, Clark Co, OH married Louie Belle TAYLOR b.1880. Clinton D d.1950 and Louie B d.1949, both buried at Mt. Calvary cemetery in Tremont City, Clark Co, OH.
Any additional information about these ancestors and sources would be appreciated. I have discovered very little writings concerning the women and would appreciate any information you may have available.
Additionally, I am trying to determine if the following were named after my descendents and when: MORRIS Street, Philadelphia, PA; Robert MORRIS School located at 26th & Thompson streets, Philadelphia, PA.

STROUD posted by Pam Stroud on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

James STROUD -- living in Ph. Co. in 1745.

SCHRACK posted by Beth Smith on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Looking to make a SCHRACK connection. Oral history tells that our ancestor John SCHRACK came from Germany to Philidelphia in 1773. From Philidelphia he traveled to Lancaster to Mifflenberg and finally settled in Clinton Co. I believe his wife's name was Salome. Trying to find out marriage information and all children they had other than a son John born in Oct. 1782. Oral history also tells there were four sons. Any information on this SCHRACK line would be appreciated. Will share information already gathered on SCHRACK from Clinton Co. Other names I am researching from Clinton Co. are DUCK, GINGERY, and KNARR.

SCHRACK posted by V. Schrack-Staufer on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Am searching for any information on the SCHRACK FAMILY. John Schrack came to America in 1773 to Philadelphia. He married a woman named Salome. They had a son John in 1780/1781 (discrepancy of year.) This John finally ended up in Clinton County, PA. Am looking for the ship John came on, marriage license, etc. Any help will be appreciated.

BERGDOLL posted by Evelyn Bergdoll Trampe on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am interested in any information about my family history from the philly area ie. Brewery bergdolls, Racing , or car company bergdolls.

WEHRUNG posted by Brendan Wehrung on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

In order to complete a study of our surname in the United States, we are trying to locate the birthplace of NICOLAUS WEHRUNG, who came to Philadelphia before 1840 (birth year of son Jacob, who was killed at the Battle of Bull Run), appears in the 1850 (Kensington Ward) and 1860 (23rd Ward) Federal censuses, and is seen no more. Before or just after his arrival in Philadelphia he must have married ELISABETH BACH (a surname found in same region of Alsatian France where WEHRUNG is common), who also disappears from the census after 1860--tracing either name might help. His son THEODORE WEHRUNG was still in Philadelphia in 1870, but took his family to Texas about 1875, and no mention of Nicolaus' origins has been preserved. We are hoping that records from a German Lutheran church in the area they lived from c1838-50 might hold a marriage or baptismal record containing a place name. Alternatively, civil probate records c.1860-70 might lead to a will for either of the two people. (For that matter, any mention of the Wehrung name in probate records would be useful.) The Bach family is known to continued in the Philadelphia into this century, owning a candy store at some point.
thank you in advance for your help or suggestions.

STOUT posted by Josephine Stocker on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am searching for the parents of Frederick A. Stout who was born in Springfield, Conn. Sept. 20, 1857 and died in Philadelphia, Pa. Oct. 25, 1934. His first wife was Eva Thompson with the following children, Alice and Etna that I know of. His second wife was Glennie Thompson with the following children: Aimee and Elsie. Thank you.

FOY, GONZALES, JACKSON posted by Pond Lily on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Greetings! I hope someone out there can help me out.
My maternal ggrandmother was DELIA BRIGIT FOY from County Mayo, Ireland who moved from NY to NJ to Philly; she had a brother, Thomas who died in England after he left US. DELIA BRIGIT FOY married a Cherokee man from NC and had my grandmother, DOROTHY FRANCES JACKSON (or GONZALES surname) in 1905, or 1906; DOROTHY F. JACKSON died in Philly early 1960's but I do not know exact date or where she was buried.
DOROTHY FRANCES JACKSON lived at 21st and Green Streets (St. Francis Xavier parrish) and had a "Hoagie Shop" at the same location (1st floor storefront) during the 1950's which faced 21st. The shop had a second room with pin-ball machines. It may have been co-owned with a John ADAMS. Prior to her Philly days, my maternal grandmother ran a "Speakeasy" in NY during the Prohibition - she never married. My grandmother, Dorothy, had paternal aunt who was an opera singer, so if there are any opera historians who would know about a Cherokee opera singer in Philly(1800's), I would love to hear from you. In those days, some members of my family hid their Cherokee relatives because of society's intense hatred for American Indians so she may have used a totally different name on stage.
DOROTHY F. JACKSON (GONZALES) had 2 children- my mother, Dorothy Catherine FALLER and my uncle, Pasquale PALUMBO. She did not marry their fathers and did not raise them so there is much missing information.
Thank you for your assistance. I am trying to trace both the Cherokee side and Irish ancestors. Peace.

BREHMAN, BREMAN, BREMEN posted by Dr. George E. Brehman, Jr. on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I have been able to trace my family on my father's side to a George W. Brehman who was born in 1808 in, it is believed, in Philadelphia and a member of the German Lutheran Church. The surname at birth may not have been Brehman since the name was changed later to its present spelling. Bremen or Breman is the most likely variant. If you have run across a reference to him or his possible relations in Philadelphia, probably Germantown, I would appreciate hearing from you.

KELLY posted by S. Keenan on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Searching for information on arrival of Michael Kelly to Philadelphia. Arrived from Ireland about 1860 at age 14. Joined Union Army; served under Gen. Sherman. Married to Bridget. How can we find out what ship brought him here and what route he took to get here? Where, in Ireland, he came from? Thank you.

DELANY posted by Connie Mustin on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Am looking for any info on a John Krewsun Delany, born 1845. Not sure if he was born in this country or Ireland. He had a son named Jospeh Finney Delany and a daughter who died shortly after birth. Krewsun was married to a woman named Mary Van Buskirk. Joseph worked for the city of Philadelphia in the engineering dept for 50 odd years and passed away in 1957. He is buried in Somerton Methodist Cemetary. ANY info would be appreciated.

CHAMPION, SMITH posted by Orville Smith on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Charles SMITH b 1829, Philadelphia County. Parents Charles SMITH and Maria (?). What was her maiden name? Who were her parents? Were there other children? Who were Charles SMITH, Sr. parents? Charles (Jr) married Emeline CHAMPION from Southern New Jersey, 1850. Gathering data on the SMITH surname(s) in the Philadelphia area. Connections with my data not required. I will attempt to relate it.

HALLER posted by Judith Haller on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Looking for connections to the HALLER family who may have been associated with "House of Haller" (founded 1896) or "Haller's Whiskey". The possible connection would go back to Wuerttemberg, ca. 1850.

MCDONALD posted by Judith Haller on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Looking for a link to an Edward or James MCDONALD, son of Terrence McDonald and Mary Winters from Jersey City. James/Edward relocated to Philadelphia sometime between 1895 and 1915.
His father Terrence was a civil war veteran, GAR Department Commander, and a successful, well-known politician in Jersey City. Mary Winters was from a prosperous family. When Terrence died in 1915, one newspaper reported a surviving son in Philadelphia named Edward, another newspaper said it was James. Terrence had sons with both names.

MARTINDALE posted by Donna Endicott on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

William Martindale b. Aug. 30, 1723 in Philadelphia co. lived in Bucks co. He was Quaker. In about 1750 or 1751 he married. I have 2 different names for his wife. I need help in clearing this up. Some records show him Marrying Martha Merrick b. 1727 in SC dying in Bucks Co. and some show him married to a woman named Elizabeth. Possibly last name of King in the same year. Yet the chuldren's names appear the same. He did remarry after the 1st wife died to an Elizabeth Whitely of Lancaster PA. Any help clearing up this marriage mix-up would be greatly appreciated, also any info on William, his wife or parents John Martindale and Mary Bridgeman. Thank you.

EDGAR posted by Mary Bonsal on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Seeking descendants of the EDGAR families of Philidelphia Co. Pa in the 1800 Census. I have a lost Nicholas EDGAR b 1785 in Pa. He went to Louisiana in 1810. Who were his parents?

SCHWEITZER posted by John D. Sweitzer on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I would like to find information on several SCHWEITZER families. Lawrence Schweitzer d Philadelphia, Germantown, 1746 Jacob Schweitzer d Philadelphia County, Skipjack Twp? in 1746 John Schweitzer paid tax 1720 Philadelphia County on fishing wharf, Had note on 1720 tax bill- "Paid for 72 years" before or after? Heinrich Schweitzer b 1698 arrive orphan 1712 Staten Island, NY, may have moved to Philadelphia, or could be another Heinrich Sch.

LAMPORT posted by Glenn R. Davis on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am seeking information on the parents and other ancestors of Joseph LAMPORT, my g-g-g-g-grandfather, born abt. 1800 in PA. I was able to find him on the 1860 Census, where he is listed as a Tobacconist age 60, blind, with wife Elizabeth, several children and one grandchild. At this time he is in the 15th Ward of the City of Philadelphia. I haven't had any luck finding him on earlier census reports. All information welcome, all hints helpful. Thanks.

MCKNIGHT, TAYLOR posted by Dennis McKnight on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am searching for information on my father, James Thomas McKnight of Philadelphia PA, born 1922 or 1923. Married Theresa R. Taylor in 1950. I believe he was from the Eastwick section of Philadelphia. I believe his occupation was a painter.
ALSO searching for information on my grandfather, James Francis Taylor of Philadelphia PA. Born 20 JAN 1910, Died 14 Jan 1973. Married Isabel T. McGrath of Philadelphia, PA. One Child, Theresa Rita Taylor, born 12 Jan 1933, Died 7 Feb 1986 in Philadelphia.

FLANIGAN, FLYNN posted by Maryellen Hamel on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am attempting to prove that my grandmother, Blanche Flynn, born 24 Sept, 1876 in Philadelphia, PA. Her mother, Mary M(argaret) Flanigan was born in Cass Twp. @ 1856 and worked as a seamstress in Philly while raising her daughter. She died 14 August 1888 in Pottsville, PA. Blanche's father, William Flynn was born in CT don't know when or where. Don't know when Mary & William were wed. Any help locating William Flynn would be appreciated - he died before the 1880 census.

KLINGLER posted by Wayne R. Klingler on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am looking for information on Francis X. Klingler and his family, from Philadelphia. They had a shoe makeing business in South Phila. on Tasker street. There were four sons Matthew, Frank, Henry,and John. There were also Daughters, I don't know how many, and I want to find the Mother's name.

SCHRADER, SCHRAUDER, SCHROEDER posted by Patricia J Crayton on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Researching Theodore SCHRAUDER / SCHROEDER / SCHRADER, with wife Emma (GREGORY). Moved to Philadelphia from Norristown, Montgomery County, PA after 1880 Census, but before 1900 Census. They had a son-in-law by the name of Robert RENHOLD. He was still in Philadelphia for 1905 Directory, then disappeared. Help!

GOSS posted by Michelle Brandon on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am trying to trace the Goss line. I am trying to locate information on Abraham Goss, who was born in Philadelphia and served in the Revolutionary War. Also any information on John Goss(Abraham's son) who married Rachel Smith, or William Goss(John's son). Thank you very much for any information!!

CALDERAN posted by Robert Bell on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am trying to find information about Guiseppe Calderan and Augusta Crestan Calderan who lived and died in Philadelphia. The last known address was 1512 Dickinson St. Philadelphia. I believe they came to this country around the turn of the century. Help or suggestions are appreciated.

BALL, DOWLING posted by Penny Turvill on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Looking for ancestors of and any information about Israel Y. Ball, born Dec 9, 1833, died Sept 5, 1877 and his wife Mercy Mathilda Dowling. Mercy was born Aug 20, 1833, died March 21, 1915. Israel and Mercy were married Nov. 18, 1880.

HANSELL posted by Lee Hansell on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

George P. Hansell was born in Phila in 1908. His parents were Robert W. Hansell (1881-1932) and Josephine Krewson (1882-1950). Robert's parents were Wilbert F. Hansell (1852-1897) and Isabella Goodyear(1857-1900). The next generation is again Robert W. Hansell (a1815-?) and Sarah Pugh. Would like to find more personal information on this family and any further generations back.

ALTEMUS posted by Joan Bradshaw on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

please locate the date of death for HENRY ALTEMUS , b 1816 and died circa1876 in Philadelphia county, PA.

DAVIDSON posted by Garry L. McLaughlin on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am looking for assistance in solving a family mystery that has been worked on by various family members for the last 70 years. Family tradition tells, "that either just before or shortly after the year 1800 a family left England to come to Philadelphia. The family included, mother, father and 2 small boys. While at sea both father and mother died, and there was a minister and possibly his wife on the ship that took the boys in." One of the boys turned out to be my 3rd great grandfather, Jacob DAVIDSON. He and his family eventually ended up in Fayette Co., PA. and we have some records from him down to present. The questions are: (1) Is this story true?; (2) Was the boys names DAVIDSON originally or was the name of the Minister?; (3) Did the parents die enroute or prior to leaving?; (4) Were there 2 boys and if so what happened to the other one? I have tried as have many others to solve this puzzle and all I have found is in the "Fayette Co. History" was approximate arrival of Jacob and that his father had been a minister in England. I am counting on the availability of records and the number of people doing genealogy research today there is someone that either knows the answers to these questions or at least how to find them. My mother is in her 80's and I would like to be able to solve this for her before she leaves us. It has always been a mystery and she is the only member of the family remaining. PLEASE HELP ME OUT!!!

KEEBLER, KIBLER, KUBLER posted by Keith Kibler on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am researching Jacob Keebler or Kubler or Kibler who came to Philadelphia around 1730 from Germany. He was married to Katherin Armay and they had a son named Jacob who married Mary Young.

KEARNY, RAVAUD posted by M. K. Perry on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Looking to confirm the place of birth and birthdate of Philip KEARNY who was supposed to have been born in Philadelphia in 1703, and his wife Susan RAVAUD (she was also known as the widow of Barney DEXTER). Philip's parents were Michael KEARNY and Elizabeth BRITTON (BRITTIN). Any information about these families would be appreciated. Many thanks.

COLFLESH posted by Jason Colflesh on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Looking for information on John COLFLESH, born 1818 in Pennsylvania, living in Philadelphia as a hotel owner by 1850. Married Catharine, had at least two children. Augustus COLFLESH, born 1839, and James Alexander COLFLESH, born November 30, 1843 (listed in James' marriage certificate as born in West Chester, listed in 1850 census as born in Philadelphia). James Alexander is my 2nd great-grandfather, had 8 children in Philadelphia. Any information on James, John or John's parents would be appreciated. Thanks.

ERWIN, IRVINE, IRWIN posted by Dave Chandler on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Would love to obtain a copy of the ship passenger list from the "GEORGE & ANNE", that sailed from Londonderry, Ire. in 1729 and landed at Philadelphia, U.S.A. .Seven IRVINE brother's were supposed to have been aboard and the settled in America, changing their names to IRWIN & ERWIN. Has anyone traced this line from the point of arrival to further locations in America ? I am searching for the father of Samuel IRWIN b.abt 1753. Samuel resided in Derry Twp. Westmoreland Co. PA. from 1779 thru 1810. Samuel married Martha and had a son Hugh M. IRWIN at Derry Twp. PA.

BOSCH, KLEINKNECHT, MAIER, MAYER, WIEDENMANN posted by Frank Mailaender on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Those families emigrated to Philadelphia around 1850. They are all from Nattheim, Wurttemberg, Germany. If anyone is researching for these surnames, I have more information. I have a lot more emigrants to the USA on my emigration pages on and emigrat2.htm. Feel free and check them.

COOKSON, GREEN posted by Diane Landis on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Looking for information on JONATHAN GREEN m. MARGARET COOKSON in England. Jonathan was Welsh and Scotch. Margaret was English. Margaret's mothers' first name was Sarah. Margaret was born in England and was very rich. Jonathan and Margaret came to America in 1780. She owned 160 acres where Philadelphia now stands. They had 7 children. MARGARET, COOKSON, MARY, ABIGAIL, JOHN, JULIA, AILEY.
Any information on any of the above will be appreciated.

MASON posted by Lyn Matthiesen on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Looking for Tanton Mason and ancestors,he married in Philadelphia County in the late 1790's and is listed on the 1800,1820 and 1830 census on FTM.

CRANDSDORF, CRANSDORF, KRANDSDORF, KRANSDORF posted by Karl J. Grandstaff on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am looking for the name Cransdorf (Kransdorf, Crandsdorf, Krandsdorf) not positive on spelling as name was later changed to Grandstaff. Thank you.

DOLAN posted by Leonard Dolan on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I'm researching my ggrandparents. Patrick Dolan and his wife Annie ( Lynch). They lived at 4045 Ludlow St. Philadelphia according to the 1900 census. Patrick immigrated in 1877 and Annie in 1878. They were married in 1880. Patrick was born in 1859 in Ireland possibly County Tyrone. Annie was born in 1860 in County Cavan. Patrick was a motorman in Philadelphia. Annie's brother Charles T. Lynch immigrated in 1887. Annie died in 1905 in Philadelphia I think. Any help would be appreciated. I'm looking for help with any immigration, marriage or death records. They are both buried in Yeadon PA.

EMERICK, EMMERICH posted by Duane L. Emrick on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Looking for info on John Nicholas EMERICK (h), Germantown, Phila. He came to Phila. in 1738 and was a fur trader. He died in 1816 and is buried in Germantown Cemetery. Can anyone verify this info or give info on Johannes Konrod Nicholas EMMERICH or brothers Johannes Christopher (b. abt 1728 Darms., Germany) and Valentine.


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