Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Posted Queries for June 1997


SHUTT posted by Palmer Beasley on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I am researching the origins of my SHUTT ancestors of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Were they DUTCH or GERMAN? Beginning in PENNSYLVANIA, JACOB and HENRY SHUTT (probably brothers) migrated to Maryland and North Carolina before moving to Muhlenberg Co, KY in the very early years of the 19th century. HENRY and most of his family moved again around 1829 to Sagamon Co, IL while JACOB and some or all of his children remained in Muhlenberg Co where JACOB left a will in 1835 naming wife Elizabeth and children MARY, SUSANNAH, ABRAHAM and JACOB Jr. HENRY SHUTT born 1865 in PA married ELIZABETH GROVES in North Carolina and had children named CHRISTIANA, ELIZABETH, JACOB, JONATHON, JOSEPH and HENRY Jr, and probably JOHN. HENRY SHUTT died 1852 in Auburn, IL. SHUTT is such a rare name that widely dispersed individuals are probably related. Large SHUTT clusters in several locations by the mid 19th century suggest migrations of family groups, e.g. most counties of PA especially Philadelphia and surrounding counties (Burks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties) of PENNSYLVANIA; Stokes Co, NORTH CAROLINA; MARYLAND; Tuscarawas Co, OHIO; Muhlenberg Co, KENTUCKY, and Sangamon Co, ILLINOIS. Little or no organized information seems to exist, so ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHUTTs IS WELCOME, irrespective as to whether it can be linked to any of the persons named above.
QUESTIONS: Can anyone identify 1) the European origins of the SHUTTs, 2) SHUTT ancestors and/or any relatives of HENRY or JACOB SHUTT who remained in Pennsylvania, Maryland or North Carolina, and 3) descendants. Spelling variations may include SHUT / SHUTTS / SCHUTT / SCHUT / SCHUTTE / SCHUTE etc.
Many Thanks

GENTTNER, SCHULTHEISS, SHARP posted by Bartholomew McIlroy on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Charles GENTTNER (1856-1924) was born in Germany. His parents were Adam GENTTNER & Elizabeth RENDLE. He immigrated to Philadelphia, PA USA, where he married Fredericka SCHULTHEISS. I have information on Charles' descendants.
Fredericka SCHULTHEISS (1857-1940) was born in Whittenberg, Germany. She immigrated to Philadelphia, PA USA where she married Charles GENTTNER. I can provide information on Fredericka's descendants.
Charles Frederic GENTTNER was born 1881 in Philadelphia PA USA. His parents were Charles GENTTNER and Fredericka SCHULTHEISS. He married in Philadelphia PA; I do not know the name of his spouse. They had at least one child, named Agnes. Any information on GENTTNER, his ancestors, and children will be appreciated. I can provide information on his sister, Emma and her descendants.
George Washington SHARP, May have been called "Dick" Sharp, he was born in September 1881, perhaps in Philadelphia PA USA. He married Emma Marie Genttner in Philadelphia PA. The marriage ended in divorce. They had two children: Emma Friederika (b. 1906) and George Charles (b. 1907). He is believed to have remained in the Philadelphia PA area. I can provide information on his descendants.
Thank you and kind regards,

TERRY posted by Carol Barstow on Sunday, June 15, 1997

TERRY, GEORGE HENRY born in Philadelphia 1871 (70?), (per his death certificate) by parents unknown died in Keene NH 1/18/1916 of Menegitis following Influenza he had married Annettie Lewis (born Dec 1880, died 4/4/1904) of York Maine and had only one son: George Edward Terry (born 10/11/1900 and died 1/2/1994). The ONLY information I have on George Henry Terry is a family "story" passed down that this branch of the Terry's family was connected to the"Terry Bicycle Seat" Company of England.

BLOOD, BRANSON posted by Gene Blood on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Willing to share information on the above families from the Philadelphia Area. The Bloods and Bransons came into Phila about 1864 and set up textile mills with the skills that came from the town of Ruddington in Nottinghamshire England. Two brothers (Blood) had married two sisters (Branson) in England and most of the family came over to Phila. Some by way of Mass. I have the family tied down in the Phila. area and information going back to 1700 in England.

MCLOUGHLIN posted by Frances McLoughlin Alcorn on Sunday, June 15, 1997

JOHN LAWRENCE MCLOUGHLIN Arrived in Philadelphia from County Cork, Ireland, we believe, between 1845 and 1850. Married and Irish lady named Margaret. Had 5 children. Died between 1910 and 1915. Lived in the Oak Lane section.

BALLENTINE, MCCLINTOCK, SHOCH posted by Gene Ballentine Rooks on Sunday, June 15, 1997

In 1784, Thomas McCLINTOCK m. Mary ALLEN, daughter of Joseph ALLEN & Jane CASDORPH of Philadelphia. their daughter Eliza McCLINTOCK m. Francis G. BALLENTINE in 1816, he lived in Frankford area. In 1845, their son Francis Gibson Ballentine Jr. married Elizabeth SHOCH, daughter of Henry SHOCH and Elizabeth ROBERTS of Philadelphia. Elizabeth Roberts was daughter of Nathan ROBERTS and Leah RICH. Nathan died in 1838 in Mercer Co., but Leah Rich Roberts stayed in Philadelphia. I am seeking info on all of these lines, most especially BALLENTINE, but also MCCLINTOCK, SHOCH, ROBERTS, and RICH. I have info to share on the ALLEN and CASDORP/KARSDORPH lines.

FOULKE posted by Garry L. McLaughlin on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I am looking for information reference Edward FOULKE. He came to Gwynedd, Montgomery Co., PA 1698 from Penllyn, Wales. The Foulke family intermarried with my ROBERTS family as well as HUGHES, BOONE and I believe LINCOLN. I have heard there are pedigree charts and other information at the Library of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and info in other early history books of the area. Also believe he married an Ellin PUGH. Any info is welcome.

SUNBY, SUNLY, WELLS posted by Sharon Martin on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I am searching for information on the early WELLS family of Phil. County. I show a Thomas WELLS who died in the city of Philadelphia in 1750. His wife Rebecca died there in 1758. Thomas WELLS was a shipwright. According to his will, he had a son, James. Is this the same James who died up in Robeson Township, Berks County in 1772? This James WELLS was married to Dorothy SUNLY/SUNBY. Any information on either the WELLS or the SUNLY/SUNBY families would be greatly appreciated.

CZINK, SHELLER, SING, SINK, ZINK posted by Thomas C. Sheller on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Elizabeth Sink was the second wife of George Sheller (1800-1864), a farmer in Passyunk Township, Philadelphia Co. whose ancestors were Germans arriving in Philadelphia in the early 1700s. George's first wife, Sarah (Simon?), died about 1834. About 1836 he remarried Elizabeth Sink (v. Zink, Czink, Sing) (c1803-1878). Both unions were very fruitful with most of the Sheller descendents remaining in SE PA. 1790-1810 Philadelphia Co census records show Shellers and Sinks as Passyunk neighbors. Elizabeth and George are buried in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in what is now South Philadelphia.
Believe that Elizabeth's father was John Sink, and her grandfather, Jacob Sink. Also believe that Elizabeth may have been christened in First Reformed (Octagonal) Church of Philadelphia, but no proof.

GUY posted by Charles & Susan Wilson on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Looking for obituary for Atwell Drummond GUY, Jr., b. 11/7/1907, Baltimore, MD, d. 12/1969, Philadelphia, PA. Interested in dates, names of surviving family members and their locations. Atwell Drummond Guy, Jr. was the son of Atwell Drummond GUY, Sr. and Mae Belle SERMON, who married Mr. BROWN after the death of AD GUY, Sr. Surviving brothers and sisters are expected to be Edward Melvin GUY and Madalin B. GUY. We have info on ancestors of Atwell D. GUY, Sr, and his other descendants.

POLE posted by Nancy Kapperman on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Seeking Edward POLE Jr. and Anna Volmer marriage @1802-1824. Families lived in Passyunk Twp., Philadelphia County, PA. Also need Will reference for Edward POLE Sr. married to Mary, died 10-8-1815, Philadelphia Co., age 70.

FOLLMER, VOLLMER posted by Nancy Kapperman on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I am seeking the parents of Frederick VOLMER, PassyunkTwp., Philadelphia County, who died 7 Nov 1825. His wife was Caroline, last name unknown. Children were Ann POLE, Joshua VOLLMER, Mary SIMON, Frederick VOLLMER, Jr., Rebecca VOLLMER, Joseph VOLLMER, Jacob and George HOFFNER (Caroline's children from previous marriage??). I believe the marriage of his daughter Ann hopefully to Edward POLE Jr., is the link between the Volmer and Pole families represented in the naming pattern of John Frederick Volmer Pole, my great greats, for 3 generations. Frederick Volmer left land in Luzerne and in Cumberland Counties in PA to his wife and at her decease to the children. I think he may be the son of Frederick Volmer of Northumberland County (died 1812) the son of Michael Follmer (d 1793) connecting to the original imigrant Hans Jacob Vollmer of Wurtemberg, Germany. (also Vollmers in Berks County) Any help would be appreciated.

BAILEY, SLAYMAKER posted by Galen Gilchrist on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I am looking for any information regarding Walter Matheys Slaymaker who married Martha Elizabeth Bailey, September 10, 1902. They lived in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Walter Slaymaker worked for the Railway Express and his family may have lived around Second and Callowhill while he was growing up. The family is somehow connected to the Slaymakers of Lancaster County Pennsylvania. Thank you

ACTON posted by Mary Bailey on Sunday, June 15, 1997

ACTON, Alphonsus Maria married to Mary Ann Farren in Philadelphia. They lived at 810 S Eighth St Philadelphia in a home that had been purchased by Mary Ann's father, Henry McFaull in 1838.
Alphonsus and Mary had six children that I know of,
John Bernard b 1897, Married Sophie Louise? children unknown.
Marie b 1881, Married Charles Spiegelhalter, no known children, family tradition is that Marie was a pharmacist. Died in Wilmington DE abt 1936
Walter Nevin Acton b July 12, 1896 in DE, Married Martha Ely, died in Philadelphia October 22, 1946.
William Joseph Acton, b October 3, 1885 in Philadelphia, Married Gertrude Hughes and Regina E McLaughlin in Philadelphia (Gertrude died in the flu epidemic in the 1920's) He fathered 10 children and he died in Wilmington, DE on September 27, 1944
Cecelia Regina Acton b February 14, 1889 in Philadelphia m Joseph Henkel August 18, 1919 in Delaware and died in Milwaukee WI February 21, 1961 They had two children, Regina Mary Anne and Lorraine Therese Evelyn Henkel
Alphonsus Raymond Acton b October 5, 1893 Philadelphia m Johanna Dutton January 18, 1911 Wilmington DE, died September 1, 1955 in Wilmington DE
Any information about the ACTON side of the family will be greatly appreciated!

GREENMAN posted by Mary Beth Ciocca on Sunday, June 15, 1997

JOHN b. October 26, 1809 Pittsgrove, NJ
m. RACHEL 1832 or 1833
d. 1865 to 1868 Philadelphia, PA
CHILDREN: WILLIAM b. 1834, THEODORE b. 1837, HENRY H. B. 1838, MARY E. B. 1839, ANNA b. 1844, GEORGE b. 1846, SARAH b. 1847, ANN C. B. 1849
OCCUPATION: combmaker , 460 N. 5th St. (Philadelphia City Directory 1865)
Philadelphia City Directory lists:
GREENMAN, RACHEL, widow of John , boarding house, 622 Cherry St.
Am looking for information on John's death and Rachel.

BENNETT posted by Mary Beth Ciocca on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Jacob Bennett was b.1809 in New Jersey. He married Elizabeth before 1838. Known children are Jacob b.1838, Augustus 1842, Conrad and Amanda. I am looking for information about Elizabeth Bennett who died before 1880 and was 67 years old. Her viewing was held at 1018 Vienna Street which is now Berks St. in Philadelphia. Her death notice states that she died on the 14th day of the month but I do not know what month or year. Both she and Jacob Bennett were buried at Palmer Ground (Cemetary).
I am looking for information on Elizabeth, her maiden name possibly.

MAUCH posted by Jean Poulton on Sunday, June 15, 1997

declared for citizenship in Philadelphia @1855
naturalized in Philadelphia @1857
married Rosina Burkhart (or variation) before 1866 possible in Philadelphia
I'm looking for actual dates of any of these events

KALB posted by Lawrence Flesch on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Searching for data on Martin KALB (1692-1775) Limerick,PA and his sons John b.2733; Jacob b.1744; & Andrew. Also need wife Maria's surname.

HUBLER posted by Bill Hubler on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Jacob HUBLER (1710, Twann, Switz-1789, Northampton County, PA) immigrated to Philadelphia in 1737. He was indentured and settled in Norhampton in 1740-1742. He married Barbara ? in PA about 1740. I do not know her name, place or date of marriage. Also, I do not know to whom he was indentured from 1737-1740 or 1742. Is anyone researching this HUBLER line or have ideas about how to find records of indenture?

TRIGG posted by Sherry McFadden on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I am trying to locate the cemetery where Dora Ana Trigg is buried. She was born 1868 and was still living in 1948. I do not know her exact date of death but she would have been 80 in 1948. I am desperately trying to locate her and ANY help would greatly be appreciated. I was going to try for a death certificate but your county goes by exact date and I don't have that. I am hoping that someone might have a cemetery book that she would be listed in. Again any help on this would be appreciated.

CLARK posted by Wm. Clark on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Richard Clark and family of seven landed at Port of Philadelphia on June 9,1802. He had two sons born in Pennsylvania, George ABT. 1802, Corneilous ABT. 1803,04. This was on 1850 Lewis County Ky. cencus records. The Ship he arrived on was the HARRIET, I need to know from where the HARRIET sailed from and if the Ship HARRIET stopped in Nova Scotia. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

THOMAS posted by Joseph H. Thomas on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I'm looking for information on Joseph Howard Thomas (b.Phil. 1895, married Evelyne Wills 1934, d. Riverside NJ 1953). Need info on parents, siblings, relatives in the greater Philadelphia area. Little was known about parents and other relatives He had sisters Elizabeth and Meta, brothers Garwood and Schyler. Was a steelworker operating out of the Camden NJ union hall. I'd appreciate hearing from anyone having any information on family.

SCATTERGOOD posted by James M. Scattergood on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Lower Dublin Township, Holmesburg, Bustleton, Bridesburg
Searching for father/ brothers etc of Joseph SCATTERGOOD (b. 1827, Holmesburg, d. 1917, Philadelphia) later of Norristown. Possible link to following SCATTERGOODS:
Joseph (b. 1800 d. 16Mar1888 Phila, POI Cedar Hill)
Charles (b. Ca 1793, d. 26Aug1877 Phila, POI Monument Cem.
William B. (b. Ca 1837 Pa, d. 5Jan1910 Phila, POI Cedar HIll Cem
Willaim (b.Ca 1786, d. 18June1855 Bustleton, POI Unknown
George W. (b. Ca 1849 Pa, d. after 1904 Phila Last address 3047 D Street Phila
Walter (b. 1862, d. 4Jan1914 St Josephs Hosp, Phila POI Unknown
Thomas (b. Ca 1755 NJ d, 1844 Bustleton, POI unknown ( Bulington Co. Militia)

ELROD, SOELE posted by Douglas L. Elrod on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Aaltje Soele b.11/20/1721 Germantown, PA d.9/17/1804
Christopher Elrod b.1/29/1721 Lancaster, PA d.1/29/1785
Thank you.

HILLE posted by Amy R. Gascoigne on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I am searching for information on an Adolph W. Hille (my maternal great-grandfather). He was orphaned in Philadelphia when he was 12 which was probably in the early 1870s placing his birth in the late 1850s. His parents died from one of the illness that swept through the city in their early 30s (pnemonia, etc.).
Thank you.

ERMIGIOTTI, IEZZI posted by Daniel Anthony Iezzi on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Request info on family in Philadelphia county or metro area, originally living in South Philadelphia, emigrating from the Abruzzo region of ITA 1903-13. My paternal grandparents Antonio Iezzi and Lucia Ermigiotti (both of Atri, Teramo province, ITA) married in Philadelphia in 1913 and had 6 children: Alfred, Fernando, Assunta (Lucy), Julia, Aurelio and Ettore (Edward). Am looking for info on either surname.

SCOTT posted by Katy Meuser on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Searching Fayette County for mother of Crawford SCOTT, who as a widow from Narin, Ireland, brought five of her children (Crawford SCOTT,II, DOB 1767; Thomas SCOTT, John SCOTT, William SCOTT, and Rebecca SCOTT)initially to Philadelphia, then to Connellsville, and eventually to Carroll County, Ohio. Believe the widow was living with one of her sons. Crawford SCOTT, II, married Mary BARNES in 1792 (thirteen children - Thomas, Robert, Elizabeth, John, Rebecca, James, Ruth, Wilson, Annie, William, Crawford, III, Mary, and Barnes). Any info would be appreciated.

DALE, DEAL, DIEHL, LANGLEY posted by Sharon Mills on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Daniel DEAL and wife Catherine of Philadelphia Co PA sold land in Miami Co OH to Fielding Langley in 1853. Does anyone know Daniel's family? Is he related to Powell DALE (Paul Deal) of Miami and Darke Cos OH?

JONES, STRODE posted by Marcia Kuder on Sunday, June 15, 1997

JONES, REES, born Birmingham PA. 1800, married 1828 Phil. PA. died 1832 Birmingham PA.
JONES, REES BENJAMIN son, born 1832 in Birmingham, PA.
STRODE, ELIZABETH HUNT born 1803, father Richard Strode. mother Ann Adamson.

DIXON, HUGHES posted by Daniel T. Carrier on Sunday, June 15, 1997

John G. DIXON, b. ca.1856, died in Philadelphia on 8 Jan 1899. He was living at 1957 Masher St., 19th Ward. He was buried at Greenmont Cemetery, Chappel Single 2081. I am interested in (1) obtaining a photo of his gravesite & (2) locating his obituary. Can anyone help me in these endeavors?
Anna HUGHES, wife of John G. DIXON, died 6 Apr 1900, age 34. Living in 19th Ward at 1957 Mascher St. Buried at Greenmont Cemetery. I believe she was born in Philadelphia. Are there any relatives out there?

CAMAC, FARRA, FERGUSON posted by Irene Hendley on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Searching for any information about a George D. FARRA and/or Annie E. FERGUSON. George was born in 1842, possibly in the Philadelphia area, and later moved to Delaware ( by 1884 anyway) . Annie was born in 1843 in PA. They had at least 12 children, the youngest of which was Willard Gibson Farra, botn in Delaware. Have come to a dead end and any information about any FARRA will be welcomed. Camac was my grandfather's name - Joseph J. He may have come originally from PA. He was born in1886 and died in1921. That is all I know about him, except that he married in 1887 and was a Catholic!

STATES posted by Wendy White on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I am looking for the parents and siblings of John H. STATES born about 1819 in either Philadelphia or Bucks county. He married Rosanna GIBSON 7 August 1839 in Zanesville, Ohio. Their children were: Mary Ellen; Martha L.; Alcinda Elizabeth; Joseph; and Thomas. John died after 1870 in Marion County, Illinois. He was a cooper by trade. Any help would be appreciated.

ENGEL, ENGLE posted by Eleanor Lovett on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Engel John might have been born Philadelphia B/1779 he married Susanna. Father might be Henry & Margaret.
Would appreciate any information.

EVANS posted by Maurice Evans on Sunday, June 15, 1997

EVANS, Isaiah - looking for any info on this individual. I find him in the 1800 and 1810 census of Philadelphia County. Any info on birth, marriage, death, etc would be greatly appreciated.

HART, MILES, MYLES posted by Barbara Emery on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Seeking info. re. issue of Thomas HART, The Elder, b. Byberry, Phila., Pa. 1686 d. Union Co. S.C., m. 1713 Bucks Co. to Esther MILES/MYLES, dau. of Griffith MILES & Bridget EDWARDS. Their issue: Thomas, Jr. (Colonel) b. abt. 1723 Warminster Twp. Bucks Co., Pa., d. 1804 Berkeley Co., Va. m. Mary MORGAN; Miles H. b. Warminster, Bucks, Pa. abt. 1729, d. Nelson Co., Ky., m.abt. 1750 Delilah ?; Aaron, The Elder b. abt. 1733; Seth b. 1745; Samuel b. 1746, Silas b. ?1715?. Children of Miles H. m. RAWLINGS/ROLLINS sisters in Greene Co., Pa. My ancestor is John HART who m. Margaret MUNDELL of Greene Co., Pa. Would like to prove that John is son of Aaron HART, the Elder.

BAXTER, EVANS, VEITCH posted by Judy Warth on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I'm looking for information on my 2nd gr gf Thomas FLYNN EVANS born in Phila. abt 1811. He m Elizabeth BAXTER abt 1839 and shortly afterward they migrated to Louisville KY. His children were George MARTIN EVANS, WALLACE KNIGHT EVANS, Thomas SLOAN EVANS (my gr gf). Family members reported that these names in caps were family names. At the time of Thomas FLYNN EVANS death in 1870, his obit stated "Philadelphia papers please copy". Another name which might be associated with this family is VEITCH.

OTTEY, WHITE posted by Herb E. Ottey on Sunday, June 15, 1997

JOHN OTTEY arrived in Philadelphia 1682 with William Penn on the ship "The Welcome". Subsequently some ended up in Delaware and Chester Counties, PA. JOHN WHITE arrived in Philadelphia, date unknown, but moved to Delaware Co. by c1800.

HUTCHESON, HUTCHINSON, HUTCHISON posted by Barbara Cline Hutchinson on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I am researching the Hutchinsons of Philadelphia County, PA and would like to exchange and correspond.

HAUF, HAUFF, HUFF posted by Barbara Cline Hutchinson on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I am looking for information on a JOSEPH HAUFF b. 1781 Married a Margaret____? Also need information on his parents:::His father was ANDREW HAUFF b.__? Married to Barbara____? -also Andrew's father- PETER HAUFF b. ca. 1730? They lived in Philadelphia County, PA, then on to Rockingham Co. VA. I want to correspond with anyone doing research on these family members.

GEORGE, WEST posted by Freda P. Summar on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Searching for parental info. for Elizabeth GEORGE, b. abt 1801. Married John WEST from Va. abt. 1831. Many of the WEST, and GEORGE clan settled around Phil., Penn. as early as 1600's. Any info would be most appreciated. Thanks,

BOGGS, BUCKLEY, CLEMENS, KENWORTHY posted by Gwen Boyer Bjorkman on Sunday, June 15, 1997

William Buckley b. in England, m. Mary Ann Clemens, dau of Joseph Clemens and Margaret Boggs ca. 1855 in Philadelphia, PA. Anna Margaret Buckley b. 1856 and William Crosley Buckley b. 1859 both in Philadelphia, PA. Mary Ann m.2nd, 1863, at Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA to John Kenworthy. They moved to Morrison Co., Minnesota where both of them died. I am seeking more information about this family.

HOLTZ, JOHANSSON posted by Henry Johansson on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Searching for any information on the family of Gustaf Algott Holtz(Johansson), born 3:d of April, 1902 in Skallsj, Sweden. His mother was Hulda, Emila, Johansson, born 5:th of Sept.,1871, in Hemsj, Sweden and his father Carl, Gustaf Holtz, born in 1866 and worked as a carpenter. They all emmigrated to US .

BEERHALTER posted by George Reamer on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Seeking information on Sophia Beerhalter, born 11/12/1855 Philadelphia, daughter of Henry Beerhalter and Margrete Eg(g)e. Thank you for your efforts.

BANE, BANES, BEANS, EVANS posted by Barbara Emery on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Seeking parents and background of Esther EVANS, b. abt. 1708-10 Pa. d. Bucks Co., Pa., m. Joseph BANES/BANE/BEANS 17 Mar. 1733 in First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia. I have info. on BANES to mid 1600's and will share. Thanks,

GREENWOOD, RHOADS, RHODES posted by Bob Ahrens on Sunday, June 15, 1997

RHODES/RHOADS, Elizabeth born Philadelphia circa 1816, married Samuel Rhodes/Rhoads circa 1838. Children: John, Mercer & William. Elizabeth died of consumption on May 22, 1869. Her residence at the time of death was 4214 Paul St. Philadelphia. Need information on Elizabeth's parents, Samuel's parents/birthplace. Can provide information on descendants of John. Name GREENWOOD also appears in cemetery plot, information re connection between families, if any, would be appreciated.

PHILLIPS posted by Paul Phillips on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Searching for the parents of Levi Phillips, born in PA in 1805 of PA parents. Between 1834 and 1839 he moved to Columbiana Co., Ohio. In 1860 he is in Philadelphia with his wife Hannah Matilda (don't know her maiden mane), and several children. Levi was a shoemaker as was his 21 year old son Samuel. 1870 finds Levi and children in Ashtabula Co., Ohio.
I ahve checked the Philadelphia city directories, various census, but have found nothing. Any ideas?

TAWS, THOMAS posted by Robyn Sheets on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Looking for more info on James B. TAWS, b 1850, married to Mary Elizabeth THOMAS, May 1881 in Phila, PA. James died Nov 1894 in Phila, PA. Mary died 22 Feb 1857. Their children were: Francis Elton TAWS, b 1882, Florence TAWS, b 6 Jun 1883, Edith TAWS, b Dec 1886, and Mary TAWS, b 1892. Francis married Anna A HENRY, Florence married Alfred James GARBER (my greatgrandparents!), Edith married George MOORE. Any info to share would be appreciated!

EBERHART, HALFACRE, HOFACHER, HUFFAKER, SCHNEIDER posted by Pamela Mason on Sunday, June 15, 1997

1770-1772 Jacob HUFFAKER came to America; believe he was indentured, either to Christian Schneider, or Michael Eberhart. Wish info on how to locate original papers in hopes it lists relative or place where HUFFACKER came from. Any guidance appreciated.

ADAMS, WILLIAMSON posted by Virginia Creighton Smith on Sunday, June 15, 1997

William Williamson m. Sidney Adams at St. Paul's P.E. Church, Phila. in 1793. They were in the sailmaking business on Phila. waterfront streets; relatives were associated with the port - mariners, ship carpenters, etc. Ch: Samuel, William Cathcart, Jesse, Sarah, John, Robert. A., Hannah. Seeking to link this family with the few published Williamson lines in colonial times and/or learn anything more about Sidney's Adams family.

CREIGHTON, WHITE posted by Virginia Creighton Smith on Sunday, June 15, 1997

John CREIGHTON came to Philadelphia from Glendermot, Londonderry, N. Ire., c. 1825-1835, marrying Susan WHITE of Phila. Ch: Lewis Melville, Willliam, James Fulton, John Knox, Emily Jane, George Wishart, Joseph Clifford, Annie Elizabeth. Seeking further information on both Creighton and White lines, either forward or back in time.

WILLIAMSON posted by Kathy Smith on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I am looking for any information on Lindley WILLIAMSON, born 7-17-1821, Philadephia. He claimed to be a nephew of Isaiah Williamson, "millionaire batchelor" who died around 1890. Lindley was raised "by virtual strangers", possibly in Ohio. Any info would be helpful.

GRANT posted by Larry Meyer on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Searching for information on James A. Grant b 10 September 1896 in Phila may have lived most of his life in St. Agatha Parishes

CAMPBELL, MAGEE, MCGEE posted by Ellen Magee Weeks on Sunday, June 15, 1997

MAGEE (MCGEE), Francis (X?), married to CAMPBELL, MARY Oct 2, 1866. Would like to trace Parents of both parties, and also birth dates, origin and death dates. Will exchange information.

WHARTON posted by Susan Hynes on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I am seeking information on all descendants of Thomas WHARTON and Rachel THOMAS married, Banks Meeting House, Philadelphia January 20, 1687/88. The family married into many other well known PA families including: Shoemaker, Waln, Carpenter, Fishbourne, Morris etc. I have major roadblocks especially on, DOBBINS, DOUGHTY, SHINDLE and STUART. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have a lot of information to exchange.

COOKMAN posted by Sylvia Strapps-Coon on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Looking for Alfred COOKMAN, 1850 census, Philadelphia County, Kensington Ward 5, page 322. Thank you.

SAHLER, SAILOR, SAYLOR, SEHLER, SELLER posted by Johnita P. Malone on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Would like to correspond with anyone who is researching a Conrad SAHLER/SAYLOR of New Hanover, Philadelphia Co., PA. Possible father of Godfrey SAYLOR, b. c1763, who died in 1848 in Greene Co., TN., after residing in Shenandoah Co., VA., for sometime.


I am researching the following families from Philadelphia. All are from the post Civil war era. They are : FRANZEN, KLUEBERT, MANKOWSKI, WERNERWAKIAN (WERNER), WASCZKOWSKI, MCCABE, BUTTS, CONLIN, MCKEE , EHMAN, RODEMICH, and DINKEL .
Most lived in North Philadelphia, in the area of Orianna, Mascher, 3rd, 4th, Coral and Waterloo streets.
Thank You.

DUPEE posted by Marie Turnbull on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Looking for the parents of ROBERT H. DUPEE who was married to SARAH VIRTUE. They lived on York Street in Philadelphia. He died about 1921 or 22. I would also like to know where he is burried. Thanks,

WOOLRICH posted by Jon Holcombe on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Looking for information on THOMAS WOOLRICH who was in Abington about 1705. His dau ELIZABETH WOOLRICH married JOHN HOLCOMBE about 1705.

VIRTS, WERTZ, WIRTZ, WURTZ posted by Jean LaGrave on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I am searching for Wilhelm Wurtz, Jr. who came to America on the ship Neptune, Sept. 23/24, 1753, landing in Philadelphia, with his parents and siblings. His father Wilhelm, Sr. and Peter Wertz (his brother) were also on the ships log. They eventually migrated to Loudoun County, Va. through Frederick County, Md. Through the years different memeber of the family have tried to research the whereabouts of Wilhelm, Jr., but there has been no luck in finding him or what happened to him. He would have been approximately 23 years old when the ship landed. Any information or even glues would be greatly appreciated.

BACHMAN, HERSKOWITZ, HIRSCH, MCGARRY, SMITH posted by Evelyn Brown on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I am looking for information on John Smith, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1888 with his wife Susan (nee McGarry), son Thomas Edward and daughter Susan from Ireland. Two daughters, Matilda and Sarah were born in Philadelphia. Also Harry Bachman (Russian and German)who married Mary Josephson (Russian and English) Mary emigrated from Russia. Children were Naomi, James, Esther and Ruth. Also Louis Herskowitz (from what I understand his name was Davids, but changed it at Ellis Island) married to Anna_____ from Hungary. The named may have been shortened to Hirsch. They had 3 sons-Isreal, David and Meyer.

SHANNON, SMITH posted by William D. Collins on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Seeking information on ancestors of GEORGE SHANNON, born 1791 in Philadelphia County, PA, and ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" SMITH, his wife. Children born in Philadelphia County were Catharine SHANNON, William Monroe SHANNON, Margaret, Elizabeth, Mary, James. Thanks.

DONNELL, MCREYNOLDS posted by Richard G. Carey on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Looking for information on Robert DONNELL and wife Martha (Matilda). Both born in Scotland around 1772-75. Could have married in N. Ireland about 1798-99. One son, Samuel might have been born in 1800 before comming to United States. Robert DONNELL was naturalized in Philadelphia on Oct 5, 1808. There were at least 8 children born between 1802-1816. They were Robert, James, John, Thomas, Ann, Joseph L., Elizabeth and Matilda Jane. All were baptized at the 4th Presbyterian Church at 12th and Lombard by the Rev. George Potts. Joseph L. DONNELL married Jane (Jennie) MCREYNOLDS, born in Ireland. The MCREYNOLDS and DONNELL families had a tanning bussiness in the city around 1850 and for some time after that. Robert DONNELL died in 1817. Joseph L. DONNELL died in 1882. Joseph is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

HANSEN, HANSON, KEHR, MCGOLDRICK, MEYERS posted by Chris Colter on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Am searching for info on any of the above surnames in the early 1900's in Phila.
KEHR, Henry F. b@1871 married(?) MEYERS, Mary A. b@1879. They had 2(?) children: Alban H. b. 3/30/1907 in Phila, d. 12/1983 in Miami, FL and a daughter(?).
MCGOLDRICK, Elizabeth b.10/13/1888, d. 6/1979 in Phila. married(?) HANSON/HANSEN, Joseph(?)b.(?). They had 2 children: Joseph Leslie b.10/20/1903 in Phila d.2/1972 in Phila.; Eleanor b.12/29/1906 in Phila. Any info on these names would be a great help. Thanks.

TURVEY, TURVY posted by George Hall on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Researching the TURVEY,TURVY, Family of Philadelphia County PA, 1850 Census, may have come from Charles County Maryland. Later may have migrated to Western PA, any help or anyone researching these lines will be most appreciated.

BATTERSBY posted by Carolyn McBride on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Searching for information on the Battersby family. Henry Battersby is listed in the 1850 Lower Dublin census; he was 18. Henry was also listed at age 28 in the 1860 census; his wife was Martha. I am also looking for information on Harry S. Battersby, listed in the Phil census of 1880 as being age 23; his wife was Nellie, age 21, and he had one child named Helen Josephine, age 4 mos. Would welcome help.

FOSTER posted by Carolyn McBride on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Searching for information on Amelia Foster, listed as being age 49 in the 1860 Phil. Census. In 1880 she is listed as being 48. Need help regarding her death and other information.

PATTERSON posted by Maryellen Clemons on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I am seeking the parents of Lemuel A. PATTERSON born in Montgomery or Philadelphia Co. April 21st, 1825. According to his Civil War Pension Records, he was born in Montgomery Co. The family was almost certainly Methodist-Episcopal.

JOSELEVITZ, NATHANS, YESLEVICH, YESLEVITZ, YOSELEVITZ posted by Diane Pilz on Sunday, June 15, 1997

My mom was born with the last name of YESLEVITZ and grew up with the naem of NATHANS. Her father went by FRANK YESLEVITZ and FRANK YESLEVITZ. Yeslevitz might originally have been spelt JOSELEVITZ, YOSELEVITZ, YESLEVICH, etc. He may have had a brother named MORRIS, who had three boys named (maybe) BERNIE, SONNY, SAUL, and/or ROBERT. Frank was married at least twice. The first time was to (?), and they were probably divorced. The 2nd time was probably July 27, 1931/1932 to AGNES ORCHARD. They probably ran off to Maryland to get married. By 1938 they were divorced. My mom was born to Frank's 2nd marriage. There was a least a boy born to the 1st marriage, at least by 1920, and possibly one other child. I have sent off for marriage records, divorce records, etc. and have found nothing. FRANK NATHANS died in the second half of the year , probably in 1944 or 1945. there was a funeral at a Synagogue that was probably just north of downtown Philly. Burial was close by. I have written to the stae of PA, funeral homes in Philly area, synagogues in the Philly area, and have received no positive responses. BERNIE NATHANS married a ANNABELLE and they lived in the late 1940's in the south Philly area and had at least two children. PLEASE... if you know of any possible source or connection - info, please e-mail. I only wish this for genealogical purposes, and don't wish to intrude. Looking for Franks dates of b&d, and where he's from, etc. THANK_YOU !

BUSBY, SNYDER, SUMMERS posted by Betty Allen Jackan on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Need inf on Peter SUMMERS, m 2nd Eliz.BUSBY & Thomas SUMMERS & M. SNYDER. Peter SUMMERS b ca 1778 in Philadelphia County, parents and siblings unknown. Peter died 1811/12 in Philadelphia. He married 2nd Elizabeth BUSBY 4 June 1803 in Philadelphia.Their son, Thomas Jefferson SUMMERS was b 21 November 1805 in Philadelphia, siblings unknown. He married Martha Almira SNYDER 31 May 1830 in Newark, N.J. and died 21 May 1881 in Newark, N.J.

ROBINSON, STRITZEL, STRIZEL posted by Winkie Crawford Robinson on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Looing for grandfparents:
m. HANNAH (surname ?) b.? d. 1927-28?
Known names of children:
Ike (Isaac?), Hannah, George, Harry, Tilly (Matilda?), Mary, Gertrude, Eddie (Edward?), Ida May, Alfred Clarence
Many of the relatives are buried in Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Phila) and were members of Hope Presbyterian Church, Wharton St. (Grey's Ferry)

LOHMANN posted by John Lohman on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I am searching for information about August Samuel Friedrich LOHMANN my paternal grandfather. It is believed that August was born near Liepzig, Germany, in 1841. He immigrated to the US and entered through the port of New York. On October 20, 1873 in Philadelphia, PA, he declared his intention to become a citizen. On February 9, 1888, in Kansas City, MO, he was naturalized. August married Emma Marie (Ludvilke?) SCHROECHTEN (possibly Schnoechten) on May 25, 1866 probably in Philadelphia.. Their children were Emma, Selma, Annie, Louise Aususta, Catharina "Katie" and Wilhelm Heinrich - my father who in later years was aka William Henry. August died on January 13, 1909 in Dallas, Texas. August is believed to have been buried in Limestone County, Texas on a farm near Mexia. Other surnames acquired by the daughters after marriage are: Herman L. FRY, W.T. STRANGE, John W. RODELL, Steve MITCHELL.

BOYLE, VAIL posted by John E. Vail on Sunday, June 15, 1997


FREDERICK, FRIEDRICH posted by Debra A Graham on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Looking for info on any Frederick from Phili area, I have several Brothers who in 1900 lived in Philidelphia PA, Horace frederick, Howard, Joseph and elmer, I have thier family history Back to the 1700's, I would like to exchange family histories on the Phil side of the family

KRASNEY, KRISSNAW, SIEGEL posted by Lawrence D. Weisberg on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I'm looking for info. on my great-grandfather and his family:
Samuel KRISSNAW (b. Jan 1875 - d. Jun 5, 1913)
Sophie/Sophia SIEGEL (wife) (b. Mar 1874-75 - d. Aug 1949)
Dorothy "Dora" (daughter) (b. Jan 1897 - d. 1960's)
Israel "Izzie" (son) (b.Jul 23, 1898 - d. Jan 1964)
Morris (son) (b. 1903 - d. ?)
Rose (daughter) (b. Nov 4, 1910 - d. Jun 20, 1993)
According to the 1900 U.S. Census records, Samuel immigrated to the U.S. in 1890, Sophie immigrated in 1891. They were married 1896 913 S. Third Street, Philadelphia.
By 1910 they had moved to 1341 Brandywine St., Phildelphia and were using the last name KRASNEY. Cemetery records of 1913 report their address as 805 Tasker Street, South Philadelphia.

WEISBERG, WEISBURG, WEISSBERG, WIENER posted by Lawrence D. Weisberg on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I'm looking for info. on my great-great-grandfather and his family:
Louis WEISSBERG (b. 1855 - d. <1910)
Hanna/Anna (wife) (b. Jul 1855-7 - d. >1910)
Isaac Newton (son) (b. Jul 19, 1882-3 - d. Nov 24, 1942)
William Morris (son) (b. Apr 1889 - d. >1919)
According to the 1900 U.S. Census records, they immigrated to the U.S. in 1879 and lived at 348 S. Second Street, Philadelphia.
It was in Philadelphia that Isaac Newton WEISBURG and William Morris WEISSBERG married Elizabeth "Libbie" WIENER and Rebecca "Reeva" WIENER, respectively.
William Morris and "Reeva" relocated to 308 W. 97th Street in Manhattan around 1912 or 1913. There, they had a son, William W. (b. 1916).

WEISBERG, WEISBURG, WEISSBERG, WIENER posted by Lawrence D. Weisberg on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I'm looking for info. on my great-great-grandfather and his family:
Abraham WIENER (b. May 1849-52 - d. after 1911)
Annie (nee ?) (b. Sep 1856-7 - d. before 1910)
and their daughters:
Dolly (b. Feb 1878)
Elizabeth "Libbie" (b. May 1879-83 - d. Aug 22,1948) [my great-grandmother]
Carrie (b. Mar 1884 - d. Mar 25, 1955)
Rebecca "Reeva" (Apr 1887) [my great-grandaunt, as she married her brother-in-law's brother]
Gertrude (Jun 1897)
According to 1880 U.S. Census records, they immigrated to the U.S. in 1870 or 1871 and lived on Centre Street, Oil City. By the 1900 Census they had relocated to 418 Greeves, Kane Borough, PA and by 1908 were living at 3127 Montgomery Ave., Philadelphia. It was in Philadelphia that "Libbie" and "Reeva" married Isaac Newton WEISBURG and William Morris WEISSBERG, respectively.

GREENFIELD, WEISBERG, WEISSBERG posted by Lawrence D. Weisberg on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I'm looking for info. on my great-grandfather and his family:
F. GREENFIELD, F. (b. 1826 - d. <1889) and family...
Sarah (nee ?) (b. 1830 - d. <1920)
Hanna/Anna (daughter) (b. Jul 1855-7 - d. >1910)
Paul (son) (b. 1861 - d. >1920)
According to 1880 U.S. Census records, they immigrated to the U.S. in 1876 and lived at 1337 Second Street, Philadelphia.
Hanna/Anna married my great-great-grandfather Louis WEISSBERG in 1880 or 1881.
By the 1892 City Directory, Paul was at 131 N. Second Street. Sarah (his mother) was living with him as a widow. (She had been listed at his address since an 1888 Directory). 1895 City Directory lists them at 405 S. Third Street, same address as his brother-in-law, Louis WEISBERG
By the 1900 Census Paul was at 2029 S. Fourth St., Philadelphia. 1908 City Directory lists him at 2508 Marston, Philadelphia. 1910 Census has him (and Sarah) at 1818 N. Newkirk Street. 1920 Census has him at 4725 12th Street. Sarah is no longer listed.
Finally, Paul's wife, Irene (nee ?), lived on until 1968!! (I knew her as a great-great-aunt).

BERLIN, GORDON, GORODETSKY posted by Lawrence D. Weisberg on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I'm looking for info. on my great-grandfather and his family:
Arron (Aron, Aaron) GORODETSKY (b. 1877 - d. 1950) and family...
Delia "Dinya" (nee Sager?) (b. 1877 - d. 1959) and their sons: Hyman (b.1896), Morris (1899), Frank (1901), Benjamin (1907), David (1908), and finally, Goldie (b. Mar 8, 1912 - d. Aug 2, 1996)
According to 1910 U.S. Census records, Arron immigrated to the U.S. from Russia in 1905 (the rest of the family came in 1906) and lived at 1026 Leithgow Street, Philadelphia.
By the 1920 Census, they were living at 724 Jackson Street. Sometime in the 1920's, David disappeared, possibly to Washington D.C. area. The surname was also shortened to GORDON.
Goldie married my grandfather Louis BERLIN in 1937.

TOMLINSON posted by Shirley Benoit on Sunday, June 15, 1997

Searching for birth date or any information for Frederick Franklin TOMLINSON, who was born about 1816 in Philadelphia. He was the son of Abel & Rebecca Tomlinson from England. There was also an Alfred TOMLINSON, born 29 April 1814. There was another son Edwin Tomlinson that was born in 1809 and came with parents in 1811 from England.

EYRE posted by Marti Harrington on Sunday, June 15, 1997

EYRE, WM. H.; EYRE, LEWIS,; EYRE, LEWIS; all lived in Philadelphia in 1888; to be exact, Wm. H. Eyre lived at 1321 North 18th St.; Lewis died May 25 1888. Looking for any information on EYRE; I have a lot of letters from Wm. H. relating to family but need to figure out where he fits in. Thank you for any assistance.


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