Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Posted Queries for February 1997


KENNEDY posted by Lynn Kennedy on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am researching my grandfathers family. His name was EDWARD J. KENNEDY. He was born in Philadelphia Pa in the year 1873. He was in the census of 1880 living in Philadelphia with his brothers WILLIAM and Thomas. Also his mother was MARGARET KELLY KENNEDY and his father MICHAEL KENNEDY. Any information would be appreciated.

SANDFORD posted by John Cherry on Saturday, February 15, 1997

SANDFORD, ABRAHAM D 1918 M.MARY BERKAWITZ ( not sure of spelling) had 10 children ,three know ,Calvin, Louie, Florence. Lived at Lawrence and Poplar st Phila early 1900's.

STINSMAN posted by Bruce N. Stinsman on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am looking for the birthplace, father and mother of Isaac Stinsman. He was born in Pennsylvania on 4/13/1817. I have a couple of leads on a Casper and Jacob Stinsman in the Philadelphia County Census of 1800. There also is the report of a John Stinsman that died on 8/27/1807 in Kensington. I am trying to tie these all in. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

MANSON, WAUGH posted by Ann Manson on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am researching my g grandparents, James Manson and Catherine Waugh, who were in Philadelphia (from Scotland) in the 1880s. We suspect there were already related MANSONs there. James' father and mother were Robert and Margaret; his brother was John. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

BAKER posted by Kay Baker on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am researching Jonus Baker who was a squire in Philadelphia On November 27,1767 to 1775. He was married to Maria Jennings. He moved to Lancaster County for two years before moving to Buchanan Valley in Adams County.

FILI posted by Robert H. Fili on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Researching the FILI surname, looking for decendents of Ernest FILI & Mary BEYER, FILI.

MCCOLLUM posted by Kim Rodriguez on Saturday, February 15, 1997

DANIEL MCCOLLUM - Born about 1744 possibly in New Jersey. I would like to find the ship his parents came to America on from Scotland, Ireland or possibly England. I know his parents were from Scots-Irish descent. I am guessing that Daniel McCollum's parents came over between the late 1600's or early 1700's. I want to know if anyone has any tips on how I can find this passenger ship. Does anyone know of a list of ships coming into the Philadelphia or nearby ports. I suspect his family came with the great migration of Scots-Irish. His family settled in New Jersey where Daniel was supposedly born. Please help!

PLAINS, RUSH posted by Joyce R. Bradley on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Searching for the parents of the following couple:
Catherine PLAINS b. 1 Jan. 1742, Philadelphia, PA
Peter RUSH b. 1733 d. 1810, SC
They were married 19 June 1767, Philadelphia, PA
Any additional information would be greatly appreciated. I will gladly share information.

SMITH posted by Margaret Steen on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am trying to locate any information on Peter Benjamin Smith (my great great grandfater). Born between (1836-1838) in Philadelphia PA.I believe he lived in Germantown before moving to somewhere around Lycoming and Columbia Counties PA. He served in the Civil War. Enlisted in Bloomsburg PA , Oct.1861, at the age of 24. Served in the 84th Reg't Infantry Co. D.Married a Mary Jane Fenstamacher or Fenstermacher about 1876. He may have been marred previously. Any help is greatly appreciated!!!

GARLAND posted by George N Garland on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Looking for a GARLAND correct in Phila Co Pa. Aug 1734 Shippers by the PHILADELPHIA HOPE A Mr George Spofford bound from Bristol for Phil: Richard WILLING, ANTHONY WHITE for HUMPHERY GARLAND. Public Record Office Clancery Lane London WC2A 1LR. PRO: E 190/1195/3. HUMPHERY GARLAND by gggg grandfather.

CASTELBURY, SHIPPEN posted by David J. Knighten on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am looking for a William SHIPPEN who Married Mary CASTELBURY and had a child named William SHIPPEN in the year 1803 and moved to Eaton Ohio in 1808. He is said to be a brother to Judge SHIPPEN of Shippensburg.

CLINE posted by William Murphy on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Looking for further information on CLINE, Richard, he may have served in Egartrs Co. 1st Batt. in 1778, believed he married a Rebeccas Basse, and than settled in New Jersey.

BARCLAY, KEEN, WORRELL posted by Rachel W. Sharp on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Patience Barclay Worrell, widow of Joseph Worrell, married a Mr. Keen on June 6, 1780 in Philadelphia. Patience Barclay and Joseph Worrell were married on Aug. 4, 1772. Any info would be a help.

BARNETT posted by Thomas J. Barnett on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Need any available information on THOMAS BARNETT married circa 1876 to MARY X O'HARA, had at least two sons CHARLES (b. 31 Jul 1878) and SAMUEL (b. 20 Mar 1877).

MEANS posted by Saundra Oliver Brown on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Seeking information on Rev. SAMUEL GEORGE MEANS who was born 8 November 1873 in Early County, GA. His parents were THOMAS AND ELIZABETH (LEATH) MEANS. His grandmother was REBECCA LEATH who was born in 1800 in Richmond, Virginia. He joined the A.M.E. Church on probation, September 16, 1883. He was converted and became a full member August 28, 1889. He was licensed to exhort February 9, 1894. He earned a Doctorate of Divinity from Campbell College, Jackson, Mississippi in 1908.
He is in the 1910 Georgia Census with his wife FARABA, age 35 and son JAMES, age 7. However, he left Georgia after that and moved to Pennsylvania alone. In the 1920 census at age 47, he is in the WOODLAWN BOROUGH, BEARER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA living at 503 Washington Street. It says that he was a Minister in the City. He became a Baptist Minister there. He pastored for many years at the BURKE STREET BAPTIST CHURCH. After awhile, the congregation figured that he was too old to preach, so they released him. He was very angry about this. Therefore, he founded another church and named it THE MEANS TEMPLE, 1904 N. Mervine Street in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
I am seeking any information on DR. REV. SAMUEL GEORGE MEANS, the BURKE STREET BAPTIST CHURCH, and THE MEANS TEMPLE at that time. Would there be anyone related to him? Would there be any Trustees, Deacons of these churches that could verify his existence there?

BRIEN, GILLESPIE, SHIELDS posted by Kahy Jankov on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Searching for information on MARGARET SHIELDS, born December 12, 1869 in Schuylkill County. Married JAMES JOSEPH O'BRIEN born in Philadelphia. Margaret's siblings were MARY SHIELDS born Sept. 7, 1868, CECILIA born December 1871, and HUGH born February 6, 1876. Their parents are HUGH SCHIELDS and ELIZABETH GILLESPIE.

BADON, COLLINS, HENTON posted by Gloria Walker on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Don Thomas W. COLLINS and Dona Maria HENTON of Philadlphia daughter Dona Maria COLLINS married August 17, 1801 Robert BADON of New Orleans. Seeking more info on family.
Source: "Louisiana Marriages I: A Collection of Marriage Records from the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans During the Spanish Regime and the Early American Period 1784-1806" compiled by Alice Daly Forsyth, Archivist, St. Louis Cathedral, 1977.
Page 138. Don Roberto Badon native of this city son of Don Jose Badon and of Dona Catalina Monlimar. Married August 17, 1801 Dona Maria Collins, native of Philadelphia, daughter of Don Thomas W. Collins and of Dona Maria Henton. Witnesses: Don Antonio Morales, Treasurer of the Royal Rents, Don Jose Blache, Don Andreas Guacarny and Don Guillermo Wilcoff.

WINEMORE, WINNEMORE posted by Kathie Groll on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Looking for information on any and all Winnemore/Winemore's living in the Philadelphia County area in the 1700's and 1800's.

DEAMER posted by Kathie Groll on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Looking for ancestors/descendents of Lewis Deamer and Hannah Coldter Deamer, and daughter Margaret Deamer Winnemore. Living in Philadelphia in late 1700's and early 1800's.

ARAVICZ, WAITKEVIZ, WHITE posted by Vickie Thaxton on Saturday, February 15, 1997

These names are my ggrandparents. I`m looking for any information that I can get. Thank-you

MURPHY posted by Irene Horner on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am Looking for info about Peter MURPHY b. April 1862 in Skibereen Ireland. d May 1920 in Phila,Pa buried in New Catherdral Cem. Immigrated in 1882 believed to be traveling with his sister Catherine and four brothers. Married Oct 13, 1887 in St. Pats Church Phila. to Rosanna MCARDLE b. Jan 1864 in Castle Blaney, Belfast d. in 1940s.buried in New Cathedral Cem. Immigrated in 1882 beleived to be traveling with sisters. Peter and Rosanna had eight children, Francis, Edward, Catherine, Jeremiah, Margaret, Peter, Rose and John. Peter and Rose had a grocery store in Phila in the area of Pearl Street. Any information would be helpful.

CURLEY, WELSH posted by Irene Horner on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am searching info about John CURLEY b.Feb 1865 in Phila, Pa Phila. His parents were from Ireland. Married in 1885 in Phila to Ellen WELSH b.Aug 1886 in Phila d. in Phila. Her parents were from Ireland. Their children were Mary, Helen, Thomas, Irene, Margarite, Denera, Clare, John and Harold. Any information would be helpful.

CORNELIUS posted by Kristine Heefner on Saturday, February 15, 1997

My great grandfather John H. Cornelius came to Philadelphia as an infant from Wales in approx. 1900. I was wondering if he came with his parents and what their names were?

HOWE posted by Laurie Meyers on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Looking for information on George HOWE and family (wife Cecelia; daughters Eliza, Julia, Maggie, Mary; sons John, George, William.) George HOWE (Sr.) b. ca. 1830 in PA, wife Cecelia b. ca. 1835 in Ireland. The family lived for many years in the 10th Ward of Philadelphia. Currently I have only some census information on them.

DOUGHERTY, WALSH posted by Marie Cini on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am trying to trace relatives of my paternal grandparents. Bernard M. Dougherty, wife Maryann Walsh who lived in South Phila.,PA. Children were: Agnes and Mary born in Ireland, Margaret, Bernard, Joseph, John, Elizabeth, Helen who were born in Phila. Any help would be deeply appreciated.

BUFFINGTON, LOWER posted by Gary Steiner on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Seeking information on and ancestors of Rachel Buffington (1784-1850) and Joseph Lower (1781-1858) who married in 1805. Joseph was a silversmith and a German immigrant. They had eleven children, all who lived in or around Philadelphia (mostly Southwark).

COUNTRYMAN, STEINER posted by Gary Steiner on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Seeking information on and ancestors of Elizabeth Steiner (1793-1867) and Christopher Countryman (1787-1828) who married in 1809 at the First German Reformed Church, 4th & Race, Philadelphia. They had eight children, all who lived in or around Philadelphia (mostly Southwark).

PORTER, WALLS posted by Gary Steiner on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Seeking any information on Bernard Walls (1825-1873) and Isabella Cecelia Porter (1828-1857). Bernard was a blacksmith and an Irish immigrant. Isabella is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Philadelphia, with the son she died giving birth to, Henry.

COUNTRYMAN, SAWYER, WILLIAMSON posted by Gary Steiner on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Seeking any information on James A. Sawyer (1824-1896) and Myra Williamson (1826-1906) who married in 1861 Philadelphia. Myra was previously married to William Countryman (1817-1854), and three of her children by William changed their surname to Sawyer.

RUSH posted by Alison G. Rush on Saturday, February 15, 1997


ROBELEN posted by Nancy L. Johnson on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I'm looking for any information regarding Charles ROBELEN M.D., husband of Emma Jackson Robelen. Lived in Philadelphia in early 1900's. They had a set of twin girls, Lillian (my mother) and Louise, who were born in 1911. I understand the family also had a music store in Wilmington, Del. Thank you.

JORDAN, MOORE posted by Harry Moore on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I have the marrage cerificate (copy) of Joseph Moore and Ida V. Jordan. They were married at the Methodist Episcopal church, by Rev.William Ridgway at 1527 South 8th St in Philadelphia, April 1, 1880. They had sons, Wesley,Clarence,George and Joseph. I am seeking their family history and origins

FINCK, GODFREY, HUTTON, KNAPP, TROXELL posted by Susan N. Chiaverini on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am looking for any information on the family of WILLIAM KNAPP He lived in Kensington after the Civil War. He married MARY PHILIPPINE GODFREY at Brick Methodist in Kensington. (Her father's name was JOSEPH GODFREY. ) They had three children. CHARLES, CLARA, ELLA, and WILLIAM KNAPP who married NANCY JANE HUTTON. William and Nancy had LIILIAN and CHARLES FRANKLIN who married EMMA ELIZABETH FINCK. Emma's father was WILLIAM, SOPHIA was the name of her sister and her grandmother. There is a connection with the town of EASTON and possibly MARY TROXELL was the mother of William Knapp. William's father could have had the name of William.

BOICE posted by Michael Scot Boice on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Looking for a Frederick BOICE (abt. 1850) spouse(*) name unknown had 3 children :
1. Everet (spell. ?)
2. Irene ( died age 15-16)
3. James Montgomery Boice mar. Emily Lister MacKenzie b. 1898
...1. child James Montgomery Boice Jr b. 12/24/1924
Frederick Boice was a shoemaker by trade
Frederick was known to reside on RITNER ST in Phila.
*Frederick's spouse was known to later remarry a GEORGE HOUSEMAN
Thanks in advance for your time

MCNEILL, ORR posted by Janet Loftus on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am looking for any information on John McNeill and his wife Isabella Orr. They immegrated from Ireland around 1847. The brought 3 children with them and had 3 more here; John, Elizabeth, James born in Ireland, Matilda, Sarah and Mary born in Philly. There are Orrs related to Isabella also in Philly area. A cousin named Charles Orr worked at Westinghouse Electric in Lester during the '40's, '50's and perhaps '60's.
Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

BUCK posted by Donald E. Buck on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am searching for any information regarding my granduncle Henry T. BUCK. He was the son of Jesse C. and Olivia Eve (TRAUGH) BUCK. He was born 3 June 1854 and in 1889 he resided at 2545 Reese St.,Philadelphia.

FOSTER posted by Diane Foster on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am looking for some information the parents of John Gilmore FOSTER. He was born July 16, 1844 in Philadephia (Philadelphia County), Pennsylvania. In the 1880 census his parents are listed as a Charles FOSTER and Fanny FOSTER (maiden name was DOAK). I would like to confirm this and also gain any other iformation I can on his parents. Thank you for your assistance!

MCARDLE posted by Irene Horner on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am looking for information about Rosanna (Rose) MCARDLE b. 1864 Castle Blaney, Belfast d. 1840s Phila, Pa. Rose married Peter Murphy in 1887 in Phila, Pa. Rose immigrated in 1882 belived to be with her sisters. I do know that she had a neice named Agnes. Does anyone have any information about her sisters?

DEVLIN posted by Michael Dick on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I'm looking for information on Louis (perhaps Lewis) Devlin. He was born in England in 1831 and came to Philadelphia via NYC. He married Mary Jane Wilson who was from Ireland. They had a daughter named Mary Jane. She married Patrick Welsh. They had 10 children: Tom (d. 1943), John (1874-1958; married Mary Elizabeth Muholland; three children John, Joseph and William); Eddie P. (d. 1923); Joe (d. 1967); Anna; Mary (d. 1957, worked as a telephone operator); Lilian (d. 1962, married Hammond); Catherine (d. 7 years old), Margaret (d. 7 months), Bill. Louis Devlin served in the Civil War in the 110th Volunteer Army. He was captured at Weldon RR in Va in Feb or March 1864, and died in August that same year at Andersonville Prison. He is buried in plot #5023.

WALN, WALNE posted by Geoffrey Butler Walne on Saturday, February 15, 1997

In 1682 Nicholas and Jane (Turner) Waln to Philadelphia from Yorkshire via the ship 'Lamb of Liverpool'. They were among the group (Society of Friends) following William Penn to the New World.
At first they lived in Bucks County but later moved to the Northern Liberties area of Philadelphia. They and their descendants were noteworthy citizens of Philadelphia and several surrounding counties. Some served in government, some were lawyers, and some established successful merchant shipping companies.
Thanks to the courtesy of many Walns (and Walnes) around the US, I have assembled a basic family tree which extends down about 14 generations and includes info about Walns/Walnes in NJ, VA, OH, IA, IN, IL, NE, CO, MS, and TX. My specific interest is in making the connection between the Waln's in PA and the Waln's in VA.

FOX, KIRKLAND posted by Kathy Bray on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Searching for information regarding CHARLES KIRKLAND and MARGARET FOX, married on Dec. 25, 1850 in Philadelphia, Phila. Co., PA. Believe CHARLES KIRKLAND was born approx. 1828 in England (?), perhaps raised in Ireland. For 30 yrs., he was manager of Caledonia Woolen Mills in Philadelphia. In 1871, he and Margaret moved to Iowa. Believe MARGARET FOX was born in Ireland (Co. Armagh?). She died May 4, 1904.

BOTSFORD posted by Dianne Richards on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Seeking information on Alva BOTSFORD born 18 Feb 1822 in Philadelphia, PA I do not know when or where he married or the wife's maiden name, (given name was Mary). They had one daughter I know of Mary Washington BOTSFORD born 22 Feb 1847 in Philadelphia. She married about 1867 Samuel Willi BYREM, do not know where. She died in Columbia County, PA in 1906. I do not know when or where Alva and his wife died or are buried. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

CARMICHAEL posted by Marie Cini on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am looking for a family named Carmichael from Bridgeport, PA who were cousins of my father. The mother Bridget, I believe came from Bellaghy, Ireland. Their was a son named John and a daughter named Rose back in the 1930's and 1940's. All information would be deeply appreciated. Thank you.

KELLY, MURPHY posted by Muriel H. Smith on Saturday, February 15, 1997


SEITZ, SISE posted by Kim Policastro on Saturday, February 15, 1997

First provable SISE is Ellvey David SISE whose father was John according to family legend the line goes back to John Seitz, then George Seitz and Baron John von Seitz. According to research Geogre came to Philadelphia port in 1753. Need help to prove that this is indeed the right line of descent! According to family stories Ellvey's father John was to have been a priest but fell in love and gave up the priesthood, as did his great grandfather. Any help to prove or disprove this would be grestly appreciated!

FORD posted by Deborah J. Hall on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Looking for FORD family parents names; here are the names of the 8 children {born in mid. to late 1800's}= 1)Emma FORD b.18?? married ? BOURNE, 2)Anna FORD b.18?? married ? DAVIS, 3)Margaret FORD b.18?? married ? ESLER, 4)Ned FORD b.18??, 5)Wesley FORD b18??, 6)Susan FORD b.18??, 7)George Chester FORD 1 b.Jan. 1869 married in about 1892 Catherine Cecelia MILLER b. in Pa., 8)John FORD b.1885 married Ella ?. Appreciate any and all help, thanks.

WILLIAMS posted by James Walter Morrison on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Looking for William Williams father , William was born in 1772 in Philedelphia . His father came from Wales 1740 c .

CHAMBERS, FLEMING, LECHLER, MCCABE posted by Bob McCabe on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I have been able to trace one of my lines to the LECHLER family taht at one time lived in Philadelphia. Some notes of my grandfather indicated that his granfather's mother's maiden name was Susan LECHLER. I later found a letter dated 1869 from an Amelia CHAMBERS to Susan McGUIRE (Also McCABE & ALLEN), nee LECHLER.
From what I have been able to piece together, Susan had at least on brother, Jacob LECHLER, and one sister, Elizabeth.
Jacob LECHLER had more than one daughter. The oldest was Amelia born in 1813. She married a Sea Captain, Asa CHAMBERS, in 1831. She lived in Philadelphia at age 13 on Lily Street (1826) and moved to Petersburg, VA in 1835. She returned to Philadelphia in 1854 and lived in Southward Philadelphia in 1869 at the southeast corner of 6th and Mooris (sp?).
There were probably other brothers. The letter from Amelia to Susan McGUIRE referred to Amelia's cousins, Henry and Charley LECHLER
Susan was born 1785, and married a McCABE who died prior to 1820, an ALLEN and then Isaac McGUIRE on 20 March 1834. Isaac died before 1850. She had one child that I know of, Henry McCABE who was born in 1814. She resided in Harrisburg, PA at least from the birth of Henry until her death, 2 August 1870.
Elizabeth, according to an old family letter was married to a FLEMING and lived on Platt Street in Baltimore, MD.

TWOMEY posted by Mary T. Leggett on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am looking for PATRICK TWOMEY whose name was listed in a Philadelphia newspaper as a runaway Irish indenture servant. This was sometime in the last half of the 1700s I think. I saw somewhere in the PAGenWeb that there is a list of Philadelphia indentures and wonder whether anyone has that list. Thanks a million for any help.

FEBINGER posted by Garry L. McLaughlin on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I have a computerless friend that is trying to find information reference the surname FEBINGER. There was probably a marriage between a FEBINGER and a KELLY. They were alledged to have died in Philadelphia. He also understands there is a building somewhere in Phily with the name of FEBINGER on it engraved like they used to 75 to 100 years ago. If anyone is researching or has information about theses family or the the building please advise by Email.

KLAES posted by Karolyn K. Klaes on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am trying to trace the Klaes family tree and I have gotten as far back as Charles J. Klaes born 1-18-1866 and his brother John Klaes, born 3-12-1872. Both were born in Philadelphia. Both men married, Charles Klaes married a Anna F (born 5-7-1876 in Philadelphia) and John married a Brigette. Both men were miners and they headed west around 1900 (with wives). What I need to know is what their father and mother's name was and what were the names of their siblings. There has been talk that Charles or his father left 7-9 children behind in Philadelphia before heading to Denver, Colo. Charles and his brother were both Catholic so I believe that their father was also.

GILPIN posted by Carolyn Carver on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Would like to exchange data re Joseph GILPIN s/o Samuel & Jane Gilpin, who's family is mentioned in "Lives of Eminent Philadelphians". Would also like to exchange Gilpin info on other Gilpin lines.

ADAMS posted by William J. Adams, Jr. on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am interested in information about WILLIAM B. ADAMS, born in Philadelphia about 1820. Married to unknown wife about 1841 and had 2 daughters, Mary Todd Adams, born 1842, died 1846, and Sarah Frances Adams, born July 20, 1851, died November 2, 1854. He then married Frances Barton of Lancaster County about 1855. Children were Thomas Connor Adams, born 1856, died 1937; William Manship Adams (my G-grandfather) born 1859, died 1942; John T. Adams, born 1864, died 1934, and Florence Adams (Hart), born 1867, died 1940.

MCCLINTOCK posted by Thomas L Frank on Saturday, February 15, 1997

richard mcclintock ggf name moved to philadelphia 1837 or38 trying to find his father,mother,brother,sister

SEAMAN posted by Fran Whiteman on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Researching Isaac Seaman from Wales. Migrated from Maryland into Philadelphia Co Pa. His son Charles Seaman married Roxanna Kimble 26 Jun 1822.

SIEBERT posted by Michael G. Potts on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Seeking information concerning Amanda Siebert who was born in Pennsylvania in 1826 (place uknown) and lived in Philadelpia. The 1880 census records the widowed Amanda living with sons John, Joseph, and George and daughter Elizabeth [nee Siebert] Bucker.

ASCOUGH, KESSLER posted by Marian L. Smith on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Looking for anyone with common interest in or information on John ASCOUGH, Philadelphia blacksmith, born c. 1807 in England, to US by c. 1830. His wife was Rebecca ______, born PA--they married early- to mid-1830's. Daughter Mary Elizabeth Ascough born c. 1836 Philadelphia, died c. 1919. She married Lemuel KESSLER (1832-c. 1904), who is said to be the son of another immigrant, Robert Kessler, who immigrated from Worms, Germany (and who may also have been a blacksmith).

GRIFFITH, HAUPT, MICHAEL, RUSH posted by Cary Rush on Saturday, February 15, 1997

all in Philadelphia about 1900. Anyone else seeking information?

DOHERTY, EVANS, FARRELL posted by Kay Blaha on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Hugh Doherty and Sarah Evans originated in Co. Tyrone, Ireland. They arrived separately at the Port of Philadelphia. Hugh probably in 1846, Sarah and most of the children arrived in 1847. They lived in Manayunk and are recorded in the 1850 census. Most of the family moved to Minnesota between 1856 and 1858. Several children remained in Philadelphia--Michael, the oldest and a daughter Ann who family lore says married a Farrell or Ferrell. Hugh and Sarah were born about 1800, the other children were: Sarah, James, Samuel, Patrick H., John, Hugh J., and Francis (who was born in Phila, about 1848.) Are there any descendants of Michael or Ann Doherty Farrell. (She may have been known as Nancy).

GALLOUP posted by Juanita Stokely on Saturday, February 15, 1997

JOHN GALLOUP born about 1760, BENJAMINE GALLOUP born 1794, MARGARET LOVELL wife of JOHN, SARA MAC FALL wife of BENJAMINE, Cannot find any information on them, except JOHN GALLOUP had a gunsmith shop in PHILADELPHIA, And he and wife Sara had 4 children, BENJAMIN, ANN, JOHN, and JOSEPH. Thank you.

BAMBINO, CARCIOFFI posted by Doris Gorman on Saturday, February 15, 1997

WOULD BE INTERESTED IN ANY INFORMATION ON THE DANIEl Bambino family:Daniel came to USA under the name Donato CARCIOFFI WHICH WAS LATER CHANGED TO BAMBINO. Married Rose Santisora from Compopassa Italy. DANIEL WAS BORN IN Perugia ITALY AROUND L909. Lived at Croskey St. in South Phila and had 5 or 6 children. Can anyone give information on his orgin or surname.

BIAS, BURCHE, BYAS, CLEVELAND, CRABLE, GOZA, KARRICK, KILBURN, MILES, ORD posted by Marianna Williams on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Am looking for information on JOSEPH KARRICK, who was in Philadelphia county in 1790's, through very early 1800's. He then removed to Baltimore, MD. He may have married REBECCA ORD. His daughters may have been: REBECCA ORD KARRICK, who married Capt. HORACE CRABLE, SARAH MONGIN KARRICK who married SAMUEL CALDWELL CLEVELAND June 9,1828 in Philadelphia, HENRIETTA MARIE KARRICK, married BYRON KILBURN, ELEANOR J. KARRICK, married JOHN COVINGTON BURCHE. Sons: GEORGE ORD KARRICK, married AMANDA GOZA, 1823, Ste. Genevieve county, Missouri, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KARRICK married MARY C. MILES, June 16, 1838, Washington, D.C.
Also looking for information on the parents of REBECCA ORD. He was probably GEORGE ORD, who may have married REBECCA LINDENMEYER. His father may have been GEORGE ORD, who married MARGARET BIAS or BYAS. She died in 1808 at the age of 24, and is buried in the Third Presbyterian Church on Pine Street, along with an infant son, GEORGE ORD, and a son, JOSEPH ORD who died in 1865 at the age of 60.
Any help greatly appreciated.

TURNER posted by James Gordon on Saturday, February 15, 1997

We are interested in discovering the story of Lucielle Turner, born in 1919, died in 1959. We have no idea who she is, but she is buried in front of The East Park Canoe Club, in Fairmount Park along The Schuylkill River near The Strawberry Mansion Bridge. Thank you for any help.

CARTLEDGE, DEWEES, DEWEESE, KEBLE, KIBBLE posted by Robert V. Phillips on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Edmond CARTLEDGE believed to have been born in Philadelphia Co. in 1712. Moved to Craven Co., S.C. His (second?) wife, Elizabeth KEBLE/KIBBLE was also from Philadelphia Co., born 1728, and moved to S.C. Who were her parents? Also looking for info on the DEWEESE/DEWEES family from Holland, who settled in Philadelphia Co., date unknown. Especially interested in Gerritt/Garrett DEWEES.

LAWRENCE posted by Jane L. Gant on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Joseph Lawrence born 1832 in ?Austria ?Gernany depending on Philadelphia Census of 1850 as he and his wife were listed in Spring Garden, ward 5 and 3. He was a shoemaker.Married Anna Doughney born circa 1834 in Ireland. Children Katherine,William,Mary A.,Charles,Joseph and John. Lived in Philadelphia until they died. Searching for information of Anna D. Lawrence and origin of Joseph.

LANGLEY posted by Jane L. Gant on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Nellie-Helen/Ellen Langley lived in Philadelphia from 1900 until her death December 27,1917, @ 3016 Aramingo Ave. She is buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. She was born in England in March 1871/1877. Have found her maiden name as Ashton and Gibson on wedding licenses. Husband 1. William Chester 2. Charles J. Langley. Death certificate does not give parents names. How do I find her?

HEELY posted by Richard Heely on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Heely ,researching this surname for my family 1st ever family tree. The following names have come up on census records for 1850. John and Margaret HEELY, Moyamensing Ward 2; John HEELY, South Wark Ward 2; and Joesph, Penn District. I would appreciate info on these individuals plus any other info on the surname of HEELY.

BOZMAN, MCQUADE, MCQUAID, ZELLMAN posted by Kathleen Miller on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Searching for family of Frank Zellman, born 1870 in Phila, mother was Elizabeth, brothers were Robert, Henry, and sister Lizzie. Family listed in Phil. Census in 1880, 1900, 1910. Believe Frank may have used the spelling ZIHLMAN in 1916 on his marriage license application. Lived on Sixth, Sears and finally Reed St. on the three census. Searching for children of James Edward Bozman and Virginia Lucinda McQuade and second wife Anna Catherine Bozman, known to be Alfred, Anna Pope Stockhoff, Virginia, William J., James Edward, Harold and Susan. No history on Susan or Harold. Bozmans apparently came from and returned to the Cincinnati area of Ohio, but lived for several years in Philadelphia.

SIMON posted by Donna Foyle on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Searching for parents, siblings or info. regarding Vincent SIMON b. France 1839, resided Phila. 1860, Pittsburgh 1870-1890's. Charles SIMON b. France 1827, arrived US 1840's, resided Phila 1860-1900.

FOSTER, THOMAS posted by Betty Peterson-Wheeler on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Searching for information on Elizabeth Rachel THOMAS born 28 November 1774 in or near Philadelphia, Pa. Married Thomas FOSTER in 1795 in Philadelphia, Pa. Moved to Hamilton Co., Ohio to Franklin Co., Indiana to Harrison Co., Missouri. Died in Harrison Co., Missouri in 1856.

NEWLIN posted by Frances Newlin Borland on Saturday, February 15, 1997

My great-grandfather was ENOS P. NEWLIN, born Aug. 1854 in Philadelphia. I have just begun researching my paternal side of my family and any information would be greatly appreciated. I would love to have the names and birthdates of his parents. Thanks for any help.

SCHNEIDER, SNYDER posted by Marie Cini on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am researching genealogy on my grandparetns who came from Russia with their oldest son in 1891. Their names were Max & Fanny and the son's name was Charles (he would have been 12 years old at that time. Their other children born in this country were: Mary, Sarah, Harry, Maurice or Morris,Meyer and Yetta Betsy. They apparently lived in the South Phila. area in the vicinity of the Camac baths. Morris was an accountant and executive of the Nizener chain of stores and his last known address was in Denver, Col. Meyer was a pharmacist and his pharmacy was in Bryn Mawr, PA. I am Yetta Betsy's daughter and would appreciate any information toward tracing them and their backgrounds. Thank you.

WAGNER posted by Caroline Ross-Pence on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I'm looking for information on Ludwig Wagner and his wife Christina (Berg) Wagner. They came from Germany in 1849 with their children. Gen. Loius Wagner, for whom the school in Philadelphia is named, was their son. I'm trying to find his sister Mary Louise Wagner Stieber. Would like to know when she died and where she is buried. The family lived on Necterine Str. ANY help is appreciated.

STIEBER posted by Caroline Ross-Pence on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I'm looking for information on Ernst Stieber in Philadelphia. He was a tailor and was married to Mary Wagner. I have no DOB but I know he was born in Germany. Have no DOD or burial place. This would all be abt. 1850-1900. Thanks for any help.

NILE posted by Caroline Ross-Pence on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am trying to find information on James Edward/Edwin Nile who was born in Scotland and married Rebecca Ruxton in 1873, New York City. He had 2 daughters born there and then moved to Philadelphia. He had one son, James Edward/Edwin Nile, Jr. who was born in Philadelphia Sept 12, 1881. James Sr. died not long after probably in 1883/84. Does anyone have any information on this family?

GIBB posted by Noel F. McGinn on Saturday, February 15, 1997

My gg grandfather, William Patrick Gibb, was born in Southwark 22 May 1825 and 10 May 1850 married Martha Ingraham from Mayamensing. Their children were Agnes Gibb, Thomas Gibb and Hugh Gibb. I am interested in learning more about the ancestors of William Patrick Gibb. Who were his parents?

CROSSAN, CROSSEN posted by Pat Crossen on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I looking for Information on Crossen's who might have settled in Philadelphia around the 1850-1853 timeframe. Pat and Phillip Crossen then moved to Ridgeway, Wisc. in the mid 1850s. The family frist came to Mauch Chuck(Jim Thrope), Pa. and possibly some migranted to Philadelphia.

COLTRANE posted by Phil Coltrane on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am looking for all you can on my ancestors DAVID COLTRANE b.abt 1713 Drummoral, Scottland d abt 1792 in NC. His son WILLIAM COLTRANE b abt 1736 "near Philadelphia Pa). Any info will be greatly appreciated.

BERRIER, BITNER, SHAMBAUGH posted by Mary A.(Shambaugh) Rauchfuss on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I'm seeking information on Elizabeth SHAMBAUGH, b. 1864, d. 1926., she had a child with Emory BITNER. The child was Mervin Emory SHAMBAUGH, Sr., b. 1879 in Germantown, PA; d. 1923 in Bayard, WV. Elizabeth later married a man named BERRIER. Any information would be of great help. Thank you.

TROSTEL posted by Robert P. Trostle on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am researching my ancester ABRAM TROSTEL who disembarked from the ship Peggy, Oct. 16, 1754 at Philadelphia. He married Maria Maagdaline(sic)Leiblerin at St. Michael's Evangelical Lutheran Church Phila. Aug.31, 1755. Any references appreciated.

ZAMARIN, ZAMRIN posted by Joseph T. Zamrin on Saturday, February 15, 1997

As best as I can tell, there are three branches of my family that settled in Philadelphia, probably primarily between 1900 and 1910. My GGF was Rubin (Rueben?) Zamrin. He and his wife Anna immigrated from England, but were originally from some part of what is now Ukraine. My GF, Edward Zamrin was born in Philadelphia in October, 1904.
Other Zamrins now living in Philadelphia trace back to Morris and Issac Zamrin, who came from England with their mother and brother Edward in 1904-06. There is no information available for the father of these Zamrins.
A third group has the name Zamarin and descended from Henry Zamarin, who was purportedly Rubin's brother.
Any information on these surnames would be greatly appreciated.

FORESTER posted by Nancy Montgomery on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I'm searching for information about the James Forester family that lived at 2121 Vine St, Philadelphia, in 1900. James was a rigger and Thomas his son was a tinsmith. Thanks

SMITH posted by Don Charles Smith on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am looking for any information about Oscar Charles Smith or family. He was stationed at the Carlisle Army Barricks 1941- 1942 . He was to married Virgina Brenneman and had a son born just after his death. We are trying to locate any relatives or were he is buried.

JACKSON, PIERCE posted by John H. Pierce on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am searching for my great grandfather Edwin Pierce, married to Victoria Jackson. They were living somewhere in Philadelphia in September 1870 when my Grandfather Edwin Baker Pierce was born. There were two sisters born prior to 1870; Lydia Pierce and Bertha Pierce.

CHASE posted by David P. Holland on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Researching information regarding my ggrandfather John Chase. Born Philadelphia PA December 1849. Wife Mary Gibson born PA Nov. 1850. Children (all born Philadelphia PA):
Charles Archibald Chase b 1871
Bertha Chase b 1874
Hattie A. Chase b 1877
Etson Chase b 1878
Florance Chase b 1881
Leon E. Chase b 1883
Grover C. Chase b 1884
John Chase b 1887
Any information would be greatly appreciated.

CHASE posted by David P. Holland on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Researching information regarding my ggrandfather John Chase, born Maine or MA 1820, lived entire adult life in Philadelphia PA. Wife was Harriet N. ?, born 1822 PA. Children (all born in Philadelphia PA:
Emily Chase b 1842
Harriet Chase b 1844
Fanny Chase b 1846
Ellen Chase b 1848
John Chase b 1849
Lydia Chase b 1851
Sarah Chase b 1853
Theodore A. Chase b 1855
Any information would be greatly appreciated.

SMYTH posted by Marge Gaffney on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Searching for any info. on SMYTH. I have a Catherine Prendergast married a "Gaffney" then a SMYTH. Who are the Smyths???? also smith. in Phila. Catherine Smyth died April 1944. Last address was 1916 Poplar St. Phila.

PRENDERGAST posted by Marge Gaffney on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Anyone searching for these names or have any connection please email me.
Michael Prendergast d. July 1904 age 50
Patrick Prendergast d. looks like 1910 age 5
Elizabeth Prendergast d. 1912 age 42
Margaret (Marguerite) Prendergast d. July 1919 age 74
Michael Prendergast d. Nov. 1923 age 45
Patrick Prendergast d. March 1942 age 62
Catherine SMYTH d. 1944 age 72
JOHN PRENDERGAST D. JAN 1973 age 69 last address of John was 7th and Daugphin Sts. Phila.

KEAN posted by Kean Degnon on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Dr. Thomas Joseph Kean arrived in Philadelphia prior to 1896 from Lock Haven. He and his wife were married by the mayor of Philadelphia 2 Jul 1896. They had a daughter Ellen Elizabeth (Betty) b. 27 Jul 1901. I looking for any information on this family.

WILLETT posted by Marie W. Hempy on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am researching the Willett family and am particularly interest in Capt. John S. Willett who was married in Philadelphia in 1782 and died in 1790. I need to know about his children...if he had a son, who might have had a son in 1809-1810??? Any information on this family would be most helpful. Many thanks.

DOBBINS posted by Deanne Dobbins Melchiorre on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Looking for a birth place of William Dobbins born October 1869. In 1880 he was a student at the Girard College in Philadelphia, Pa.. Also looking for birth parents names.
I appreciate your time. It will be of great help to me

FREEBOURNE, FREEBURN, FREEBURNE, GLENN, GLYN posted by John W. Irwin on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am searching for the parents/origin of Hill FREEBURN and Martha GLYN who were born in Philadelphia in the early 1700s and were married in Philadelphia Oct. 27, 1768 They later removed to Halifax, Dauphin County.

BARNES, NEMETZ posted by Terry Schultz on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Looking for OTTO NEMETZ, b. 1833 d. June 1 , 1900; and CATHARINE BARNES NEMETZ, b.1838 d. June 13, 1913; married in Philadelphia on February 23, 1861 . OTTO from Germany CATHARINE from Ireland. Looking for information on exact town, county of birth, parent's names, date of emigration.

CHERRY posted by John Cherry on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Looking for info on Margaret Cherry,b Oct.1854. lived at 2130 Birch St. Phila. Pa. in 1900.Margaret had three children , Annie ,b 1878 , William George, b June 1883, and Mabel,b August 1890. Margaret was born in Ireland.

PEGG posted by James H. Lee on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Looking for any information related to Daniel Pegg and his decendents. I believe he came to Philadelphia in the late 1700s. I have some limited information on a Daniel Pegg III Estate re downtown Philadelphia properties. I am a direct decendent, but have limited information on the corrections. Thanks for any help.

CONNELL, HEARNEY posted by Richard B. Connell on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Richard Connell appears in 1860 census, Philadelphia Co., 1W.5D.Philadelph on page #367. I am hoping this is my grandfather and would like to know where to obtain a birth certificate or find others on the same census. Also seeking his father Richard Connell and mother Elizabeth Hearney Connell.

BACKLEY, BEAKLEY posted by Dorothy Sminkey on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I'm looking for data on the BEAKLEY family of Philadelphia in mid 1700's. Christian BEAKLEY married Mary Stroud, 1780, Swedes Church. A Christian Beakley bought property in Gloucester Co.New Jersey in 1762, and a William BEAKLEY married Elizabeth Albertson, widow 18 Jul 1768 in New Jersey. Apparently some of the BEAKLEYS of Philadelphia removed to New Jersey. I am trying to find out if these New Jersey Beaklys are descendants of the Christian who arrived in Phila. in 1750 . Any help with this family would be greatly appreciated.

GREENBERG, ZUPNICK posted by Jeanne Gold on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Searching for any information about the GREENBERG and ZUPNICK families that emigrated from Russia to Philadelphia and later moved to Los Angeles, CA.
Sammy? GREENBERG (sister to):
Louis GREENBERG: ?-1947; (possibly) married in Phily to:
Sarah ZUPNICK (1886-1951), Odessa ?, Russia
siblings: Esther, Rose, Louis, Ida, Anna, and ????
children: Lillian/Lean, Betty, Martin/Marty
parents: Abe ZUPNICK and Lillian ?

MOONEY, STRETCH posted by Darrel Myers on Saturday, February 15, 1997

John Stretch was living in Phialadelphia ca 1820. Married Mary Mooney who was from Ireland. John graduated from a military academy, and served in the Contental Army. Thier children wer John, Susan and Catarina. We need information on the children and any any information on John and Mary's parents. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks a Lot.

SMITH posted by William Smith on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am looking for William George Shortess SMITH, born on November 12th,1907. My main interest is to see who my grandfathers father was. If You can shed any light on this it would be greatly appreciated. I thank you For you time in advance.

MEYERS posted by Perry L. Plantz on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Alfred Myers immigrated from Holland in the late 1700's. He settled near Philadelphia and was a shop keeper. He married a lady of Spanish descent. A daughter married Al Brown and they bought a plantation in Kentucky.

LUECKENS, LUKENS posted by Deborah Anne Lukens on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am researching my great great grandfather James B. Lukens (married to Sarah Deno). Believe he came from Aachen, Germany (on the Dutch border) and relocated in Philadelphia. His son's name was John Daniel Lukens, born March 31, 1864, died February 19, 1953, married to Mary C. James - I also am looking for information on him. There is a possibility that the name Lukens was changed from Lueckens. Thanks for any help.

MCGOLRICK posted by David Kennickel on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Mary Ann McGolrick, b. abt. 1823, Philidelphia, Pa., daughter of John Giddings McGolrick III, b. Co. Tyrone, Ireland, and Mary (?) Ann (?) McDonald (?). Mary Ann married James Valentine Kennickell, Sr. (b. 25 Dec. 1824 in Nova Scotia) in Augusta, Ga., 11 Sept. 1853. Seeking information about Mary Ann, her ancestors and living cousins. Also seeking sources of information in Philadelphia such as Roman Catholic Church records.

ALLEN, FAUNCE, HOLMES, LOCKARD, MOOGK posted by Donald H. Moogk on Saturday, February 15, 1997

John LOCKARD was born in 1815 in Ct and lived in Phil from at least 1850 to 1876. He married Maria HOLMES, a widow: had these children: Maria ALLEN, JOHN LOCKARD Jr; May; Henry; Linda FAUNCE (wife of Ben, said to have run for state legislature) and my grandmother Josephine MOOGK. I wonder what became of the childre. John Jr appeared as his father's partner in the city directory once and then not again. I am searching for any information about the people above and their descendents.

CONRAD posted by Robin Sutherland on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Seeking information on Margaret A CONRAD who died sometime after 1941. She lived and died in Philadelphia. She was married to someone with the last name of GEISER.

ADAMS, DONELSON, FARQUHAR, HAINES, LIPPINCOTT, TAGGART, WETHERILL, YORK posted by Marsha Mullin on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am research Sarah York (b. Philadelphia 1805 d. Tennessee 1887), daughter of Peter York d. 1815 and Mary Haines d 1820. Sarah was the daughter-in-law of President Andrew Jackson. She married Andrew Jackson Jr. in Philadelphia in 1832. I am also searching for information on her sisters Marion Yorke (m. John Adams) and Jane Loveridge Yorke (m. 1 Samuel Wetherill 2. James Taggart) and their guardian Joshua Lippincott. I am also looking for info.on their cousin Emma Farquhar, daughter of Eliza Yorke and George Farquhar (m. Thomas Jefferson Donelson) Emma and Thomas Donelson are buried in Laurel Hill Cemetary.
Any leads and information appreciated.

DAVRAINVILLE posted by Gregory J. Davrainville on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Davrainville, Henry; arrived in Philadelphia in 1822 at age 17 from Martinique. Aquired US citizenship in 1830. He is listed as having been born on the Island of Martinique in 1805. Any information on this individual or any member of the Davrainville family would be most appreciated. Thankyou.

WHITTAKER posted by Barbara Reeves Whittaker on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Any information on William Cotton WHITTAKER family of Philadelphia and Chester. William b. 1843 Eng. md. Mary poss.JONES. She had been md before to ??? WELCH dau Elsie. Twins Howard & Harry by William b. 16 Feb 1878. Willaim d. abt 1922, where is he buried? Thank you.

SIMPSON posted by Jack Clunen on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am looking for information on my gggrandfather JOHN D. SIMPSON who was born around 1838 in Wayne county. He enlisted in the army in Feb. 1864, in Easton, Pa. I believe he lived most of his life in Pa. and the Phila. area. He died in 1892 in Phila. and is buried in Arlington National Cemetary in D.C. He had 1 son I know of, named "SAMUEL Y SIMPSON" who was born on Nov. 04,1869 in the Phila. area. He married a "JENNY BRADY" born 1871 again in the Phila. area. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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