Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Posted Queries for October 1997


MOUNT posted by Mary Rantz on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I'm searching for any information on my great-grandfather, ELIJAH THOMAS MOUNT. He married JOSEPHINE THOMAS, probably in the 1860's, and had five children who were all baptized in March, 1876 in St. Clement's Episcopal Church in Philadelphia. He is listed as a "driver" on my grandfather's (THOMAS MOUNT) birth certificate in 1869. My grandmother was listed as a widow in the 1880 census and was living at 3133 Ludlow Street in Philadelphia at that time. I do not know when or where Elijah was born or when or where he died. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you,

DEITZ, DIETZ posted by Willard Spencer on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

DEITZ, Solomon. Lived in Phildelphia in 1791. His daughter Anna Marie married Sebert Spencer. Have a copy of their wedding certificate. I am looking for information about the Dietz line.

BRATCHER posted by Linda Bratcher McGuire on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Can anyone help me locate the grave of JOHN BRYSON BRATCHER, who lived in Philadelphia during the 1940's. It is believed he was born in 1876, & he was living in May of 1942. His first wife was Mae, maiden name unknown, & his second wife was Ethel, maiden name unknown. JOHN BRYSON BRATCHER was a street car conductor for many, many years in the City of Philadelphia. In 1942 he & his second wife lived at 2737 N. 9th St., Philadelphia, PA. I need his birth & death dates & those of his wives for family records. Any help will be greatly appreciated

KNITTER, KOLLIS posted by Isobel Berry on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am researching family who were farmers in the Bustleton area of Philadelphia Anthony KNITTER and his wife MARY KOLLIS. Does anyone know if Bustleton was always within the city limits or if it was attached to another county such as Bucks or Montgomery?

HILLIER, REDFERN posted by Don Hillier on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am looking for infomation On Joseph William Hillier who is listed in 1900 census, married to Carrie Redfern, both born in Philadelphia. Believe he had a brother who also lived in area.Joe b 1873. Carrie b 1873

LAND posted by Lynton Land on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Searching for origin of MICHAEL LAND (1732-1808), possibly a SWEDE. Also trying to locate Elizabeth (WILGUS), Joseph and children Josephine (~1851), Rosa (~1855), Samuel (~1857), Louisa (~1859), Sarah (1867), and Andrew Jackson (1869) LAND in Philadelphia or Montgomery Co. between 1865 and 1900, or any time thereafter in the case of the first four children.

ECKERT posted by David Eckert on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am looking for any information on Henrich (Heinrich) ECKERT that came to America on the ship Pleasant and arrived in Philadelphia on October 11, 1732. According to the passenger list, he was 40 years old. According to family information, he settled in Germantown for awhile. He had at least one son, Wilhelm (William) ECKERT that settled in Bucks County and later married in Lancaster County (York County). I am also curious, does anyone know where I can get another passenger list that would name ALL passengers (women and children) for the ship Pleasant. Thanks for your help.

MCCABE posted by Maria Patricia McCabe on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am 4l years old and just found my adoption papers. I only have my birth name on the papers besides my adoptive parents. My birthdate, that I know is April 2l, l956, this adoption took place in a municipal court in Philadelphia, PA. Anyone with any information pertaining to my birth mother or father would greatly be appreciated. My birth name was Maria Patricia Mccabe.

FARRELL posted by Mike Surma on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Does anyone have any information on a FARRELL family in the county in 1920 when Evelyn Farrell (my mother) was born. The family moved sometime by 1940 to north NJ (East Orange-Newark) area. Mr Farrell (Evelyn's father) died in an accident on the railroad where he worked. The family included the following siblings by 1940: Evelyn, Frances, Irene, Louisa, Peggy and Jack. I would appreciate any leads that you can provide. Thank you for your assistance.

SKELTON, WATTSON posted by Nancy Abramson on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

My grandmother, Ida SKELTON Brown was born in Philadelphia 21 July 1882. Her parents were Jesse SKELTON and Mary WATTSON. She had at least two siblings, Pearl SKELTON Wilson and Alva L. SKELTON. Any information on this family and descendents would be greatly appreciated.

DOUGHERTY, LOGAN, RAMSAY, RITTENHOUSE posted by Barbara Logan Harding on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Ross and John LOGAN came from Ireland in 1846 according to 1900 census. Ross married Mary Jane RAMSAY in 1856 at the Green Hill Pres. Church in Philadelphia. They moved to Winnebago Co, Illinois, raised 8 children, with Ross farming until his death in 1905. John stayed in Philadelphia, marrying two wives named Sarah, having two daughters-Margaret and Sarah-and in 1880 working for the Railroad. John died in 1897. John, along with both of his wives and daughters are all buried at the Woodlands Cemetery in Philadelphia. Along with this family buried in the family plot is a Catharine DOUGHERTY-72 yrs Died 1887. Also a Jane LOGAN -92 yrs died Jan 1899, and a James LOGAN 35 yrs died Mar 1872. A Margaret Rittenhouse erected a tombstone for this plot with LOGAN on it along with her name. What connection does these people have? Anyone have this Dougherty or Rittenhouse in their family history? What was the Surnames for John's two wives? Which Presbyterian church would John attended living at 1620 Latimer Street for 20 years?

SIDDONS posted by Lawrence C. Housell on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

SIDDONS, John or James. believed born circa 1827, wifes name Mary maiden name unkown. Son Lardner Clark b. 1865. Any info greatly appreciated.

ERRINGER posted by LeAnna S. Biles on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Looking for parents of John R. ERRINGER b. 1812 Philadelphia, PA. Married Eliza ____? about 1835 in PA. Moved to KY by 1841.

WEGEMAN posted by Dr. Ronald Goldberg on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am looking for any information on Rebecca WEGEMAN who lived in Phialdelphia in the last quarter of the 19th century. Birth date, addresses, family members and any other data would be helpful.

JONES posted by Barbara Lynch on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am looking for a Thomas JONES, who lived in Pittsburgh in the year or years around 1883. My understanding is that he was part owner in the Jones and Lockland Steel company which is now closed. He was married to a Louella Whitaker who moved back to Philadelphia after the birth of their daughter Alice was born in November of 1883. My understanding is that they might have gotten divorced due to the fact that Thomas was not happy about the birth of the child because it was a girl and not a boy. I do not know if he ever followed them back to Philadelphia or not. If anyone has any type of information I would greatly appreciate it as I have hit a dead end with this. Thanks!!

SALOMAN, SOL, SOLL, SOLOMON posted by Gerald Solomon on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Looking for family connected to the above, SOLOMON/SALOMON in Butter & Egg Business at 8th and Norris & 706 W. Girard. Origin Hungry (circa 1912) via Newberg NY. SOL/SOLL 2nd & Christian. Origin Bilorussia??. Thank you

ROGERS posted by Judith Banja on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Searching for information on William H ROGERS and Marie DuWell whose child, William J ROGERS, was born 10 November 1866 in Philadelphia. Need birth date, birth place, marriage date, marriage place, death date, death place for Wm H and Marie, plus correct spelling of Marie's maiden name and parents of both. Thank you.

WEIGAND posted by Philip Dreger on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

WEIGAND, Hermann or Elsie Hermann born 24 July 1889, 1736 Bambrey St., Phil, died 7 Aug 1889 and is supposed to be buried in German Lutheran Cemetery. I can't find the cemetery. Can anyone help. Elsie was born 25 October 1890 at 2329 Thompson St., Phil. I found this address. Her father Hermann Weigand became a Lutheran pastor and attended Christus Kirche on the corner of 26th and Columbia (now called Cecil B. Moore Ave.), prior to becoming a pastor. I found a small church called "The House of God" which I presume is the original location of Christus Kirche, which closed its doors in 1948. Am I on the right track? They were both immigrants from Germany so I presume this neighborhood was relatively German.

MARSDEN posted by Tim Marsden on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

MARSDEN, Richard T.
Current address:1110 Evelyn Avenue, Bensalem, PA 19020
Born in Philadelphia County in 1933
Son of Mark Marsden(Deceased) former resident of Phila. & Montgomery Counties.
Grandson of John(?) Marsden
Husband of Gertrude Marsden, maiden name- Sweeney
Children- Cynthia, Luke, Andrwe, Jocelyn, Timothy
Attempting to find out when the Marsdens came to U.S. and who was in our ancestory.

BELMONT posted by Jane Belmont on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Seeking info on Harry BELMONT and brother Max BELMONT Harry b 1868 either NY, LA or France m Marie RAUSCH in Austria 1904. Had 6 sons. Max b 1871 prob NY m Margaretha ? had 2 children, William b 1894 Philadelphia and Matilda aka Bertha b 1896 Philadelphia Father of Harry and Max said to be Coleman BELMONT b France

DODSON, PRIGG posted by Karen Wasson on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Looking for information on Thomas DODSON-b.abt.1685 in Philadelphia Co.-m.Mary PRIGG in the First Presbyterian Church,Philadelphia on Apr.14,1718 who was born while crossing the Atlantic,1699.

BANNON, SMITH posted by Christene Smith on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Searching for info on PHILIP SMITH, born 4-14-1844 in Pennsylvania. Married ANNIE (OR ANNA) BANNON, born 12-25-1864 in Ireland. On 1900 census they were living on Hope Street in Philadelphia. Their children: JAMES JOSEPH born 1-2-1884 in New York, MARGARET born 5-13-1890 in New York, EDWARD D. born 4-20-1891 in New York, WILLIAM F. born 2-8-1895 in Philadelphia, HARRY (OR HENRY) PHILIP, born 1-5-1896 in Philadelphia, ANNA M. born 11-8-1897 in Philadelphia, FLORENCE born 3-2-1900 in Philadelphia. Attended both St. Michael's and St. Malachy's Catholic Churches in Philadelphia. Believe Philip died around 1903 and Annie married again, perhaps to a man named Andrews. Have no other information. Can you help?

AMENT posted by Kathy Weil on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Looking for anyone with this surname to see if we can establish where our lineage started. We know it was in Philadelphia for some time and may have moved to Lancaster Co.

ELFREY posted by Theresa Herndon on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am looking for anyone with any information on the surname of ELFREY, particularly, Charles H. Elfrey born;July 1898 in Philadelphia. His parents were;William Walter Elfrey,born; Sept. 1865 in Philadelphia and Rebecca Jane Bell (have no dates) but believe that she was also born in Philadelphia. I would gladly share any information that I have and would welcome any new....... Thanks a bunch!

BOBENRIETH, PORTZER posted by David Bobenrieth on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Seeking information on any Bobenrieth in Philadelpia or Montgomery Counties. Also Portzer surname. Have relatives in north-central Penna.

CORCORAN posted by George C. Corcoran, Jr. on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I interested in info on great-grandfather John CORCORAN dob 1829 pob Ireland. Married Anna STACK May 27, 1860 at Philadelphia, Pa.Resided at 217 Union / Delancey street, Philadelphia, Pa. Researching info on John CORCORAN'S parents, brothers and sisters and arrival into the U.S.

BOYCE, BRIGGS, CRAVEN, POLE, RUBICAM, TRUMP, VOLLMER posted by Wendy S. Wright-Cao on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am searching POLE, BOYCE, BRIGGS, CRAVEN, RUBICAM, TRUMP, VOLLMER - All Philadelpha City ca 1800-1850. I am seeking parents of Thomas POLE (1812-1865) and relations to: Margaret (CARRIGAN) w/o Samuel BOYCE; Frederic VOLLMER; Hannah TRUMP; Mary w/o Andrew BRIGGS. Thomas m Anne WATSON (1813-1877).

BENNETT, BULLINER posted by Caroline Barrows on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am searching for any information on my maternal grandmother or grandfather. Hew name was Alice Mae Bennett originally from MO and his name was Maurice Bulliner originally from New York City. They were in the Philadelphia area around 1927/1928. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

FRENCH posted by Jeff Fraser on Wednesday, October 15, 1997


BARNES, MCMONIGLE posted by Linda Zimmerman on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Hi there! Can you please help me?? I'm looking for Captain Bernard MCMONIGLE & Susan BARNES. Bernard and Susan were married in 1878. Both were born in Ireland. Both of their parents were born in Ireland as well. Bernard immigrated in 1860's. His paper of INTENTION were filed on June 16, 1867. I was able to acquire his naturalization papers and they spelled his name wrong on them. I think he was from County Donegal the town was called Glencolumbe but I'm not positive. Can you help me locate what ship he came on??? Susan Barns McMonigle was the mother of 5 living children. She immigrated in 1872 at the age of 28 years old from County Tyrone in Ireland Any help would seriously be appreciated. Thanks!!

DISQUE, JAMES, JONES, KELLY, MEYER, WINTERHOLER, WITTMAN, WRIGHT, ZIMMERMAN posted by Linda Zimmerman on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I'm am doing research on these surnames. If you have any information you can contribute, please contact me. 1) Harry Zimmerman married (1860) Barbara Disque, their son was 2) Clinton Zimmerman(b.1889) who married Flora Wittman, their was 3) Elmer Zimmerman(b.10/21/1911) who married Regina James (b.1930) 4) Regina James' parents were, Lena Meyer (b. 2/1/1887) who married Charles James 5) Henery Isack Jones married Margaret Kelly, their son was 6) Henery (Harry) Jones, born 6/14,1894 married Julia A. Winterholer 7) Julia A. Winterholer's parent where, Francis Winterholer and Julia A. Wright. I look forward to sharing all information.

JONES, KELLY posted by Linda Zimmerman on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Henry J. JONES- father was Henry D. JONES. His mothers name was Margaret KELLY. Henry J. was born on June 14, 1892- tried to get birth certificate from City Archieves. -didn't see it. If anyone is searching this name please let me know. If you happen upon them in the census, please let me know! I still need to CHECK 1900 CENSUS!!!!!

BAUER, BOWERS, FOX, FUCHS, PAUL, POHL posted by Ken Milano on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am researching the following German families who immigrated to Philadelphia in the 19th century. They mostly lived in the Kensington, Northern Liberties area: Bauer (Bowers), Paul (Pohl), Fox (Fuchs).

HATHWELL posted by Lynnda M. Campbell on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am searching for info re: my ggggrandparents George HATHWELL. He lived on Walnut in Philadelphia in the early 1800s. I know he descendants were still living in Philadelphia as late as 1950s. George's daughter Henrietta was born in Philadelphia abt 1811. She married Guillaume BRODET abt 1843 possibly in New York. Any info re the HATHWELLs would be greatly appreciated.

ALLISON posted by Ron Grabyan on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am researching ALLISON as noted below. DO you have any records of ALLISON? ALLISON, Robert (1759) said to have benn of Allentown(?), Lehigh County(?), PA [May have been Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks, Montgomery, or Philadelphia countiies. Seeking info on Robert, his wife, and their parents and other ancestors of Robert Allison. He had a daughter, Elizabeth Allison, born 21 Sep 1759 (not sure where). She died 13 Oct 1823 and is buried in Rohersville Dist 8 Cemetery, Washington County, Maryland. She married Dr. Zachariah Magruder Claggett who served in the Rev. War in the 6th Company, 29th Battalion of Montgomery County Militia(Col. Murdock's Company). Zachariah & Elizabeth are referenced in the DAR Lineage Book, vol 143, pg 196, 1935. Zachariah was born near Rockville, Frederick Co., Maryland, on 19 Nov 1760. He attended lectures at the University of Pennsylvania. He died at Pleasant Valley, Washington Co, Md. on 28 Jan 1825. Thank you very much for your time!!

CANNON posted by Philip Dreger on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

CANNON, Luke b. Oxford Pa. approx. 1865 lived on Markoe St. West Philadelphia. Wife Margaret, Children William and Peter (my GFather). Luke had a livery business for many years at the Markoe St. location.

HAUPTMAN, JACKSON, LEAMER posted by Lorraine P. Houck on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am looking for information about Hiram J. LEAMER, d. Mar 13, 1901. Married to Theresa HAUPTMAN. Children were Theresa LEAMER, b. May 7, 1865 in Philsdelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA. She died Feb 3, 1932, in Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE. Married David Keyes JACKSON. Brothers and sisters were: Elizabeth LEAMER, b. 1870; Annie Mary LEAMER who married Albert WALMSLEY; Hiram LEAMER, marr. Annie STEWART; and John LEAMER. Am looking for any additional information on the LEAMER, JACKSON, and HAUPTMAN family that you might have.

SCHERLINZKY, SHERLINSKY, SHERLINZKY posted by Ralf Scherlinzky on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

My ancestor Ludwig Scherlinzky came to Philadelphia at about 1890. Does anyone know if he was married and had children? Maybe he had changed the spelling of his name in SHERLINZKY, SHERLINSKY or to a similar spelling.

CROSSAN, CROSSEN posted by Dan Getchell on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Looking for ancestors and relatives of EDWARD CROSSEN, born 1937 Letterkenny, Ireland, Donegal County. Immigrated to United States, Philadelphia or Delaware County, PA. in 1860. Married Mary Jane MELVIN in 1871. Four children, Mary Ann, Maggie, Edward and Willie. At the time of Edward's death about 1930 in Wisconsin, his obit. states he had a sister in Philadelphia. When he moved to WI. the family lived at Shamrock, WI.

ADAMS, KORN, TOELK, WILKINS posted by Wendy Wilkins Valdez on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am seeking information on my grandfather and his family, assuming what was passed down is accurate. My grandfather was Russell Wilhide WILKINS, born June 4, 1900 to Harry WILKINS and Jenny ADAMS TOELK WILKINS. However, when I acquired the 1900 Census, Harry was listed with a different wife (Mary) and no son named Russell, although the brothers and sisters were there. I do know that Jenny was Harry's housekeeper before she became his wife and that she was supposedly married before to a man named TOELK, having a son Albert. This may well have been a "scandelous" relationship, but I still would like to find out about my WILKINS line -if indeed it is WILKINS. Supposedly, Russell's birth records were lost and Harry had to sign an affadavit attesting to his birth. Russell was baptized/christened at a church named Faith Tabernacle. They lived on York, halfway between 6th & 7th. Harry owned a carpet/tile (?) business on the corner and owned a summer home in Pitman, NJ. Jenny ADAMS was from Maryland, but her father worked for the PR & R and had a home in Williamsport. Harry WILKINS was born in Norristown in 1854(6?). By the 1860 Census, his father was born in NJ, so I'm full circle in mystery! Any help would be much appreciated!!! One of Russell's sisters married Otto KORN, who begat Otto KORN, JR, et al, if that's of any help.

HARDING, MCCLELAND, MCCLELLAND posted by Barbara Emery on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Seeking info. re. families of Samuel MC CLELAND/MC CLELLAND & Priscilla HARDING. Married 4 Apr. 1733, First Presbyterian Church, Phila., Pa. Thank you,

GOOD posted by John Greig on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I have very limited information. My father's father's name was supposed to be George Good. Although he lived in Somserset, spelling??, my father's birth certificate says he was born in Philadelphia. His mother was Mary Burkett, and she also had family in Somerset. George Good was supposedly of German extraction. I guess then the Good name had been Anglisized some time after it got here. Mary was born in 1888. Therefore, I assume George would have been born no ealier than 1870. In 1958 I met a man in Somerset who I believe was George's brother. He was much less than warm. Often wonder if he feared I was looking for some sort of inheritance. I certainley wasn't. I just want family history. Any help anyone can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

BENNER, BOBB, CHRICHLOW, FORD, HALL, MAXWELL, MCCARROLL, THOMPSON posted by Sheila Wood on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

PETER BOBB, brickmaker of Philadelphia, PA married first Mary FORD and had three children- Mary,Catherine, who married THOMPSON, and Elizabeth. Peter BOBB married second Abigail MAXWELL or MAXFIELD . I would like to find descendants of the BOBB family in hopes that someone knows the maiden name of Abigail BOBB. Peter and Abigail had 7 children: Peter Jr. m Maria BENNER, Charlotte m her first cousin John BOBB of KY, William m Emily McCARROLL of KY, John m Seline HALL of VA, Sarah m a CHRICHLOW of MS, James-single,and Charles Parmmenter BOBB-single. I have 149 handwritten family sheets researched by an unknown member of the BOBB family, Last date in these family papers is 1901. Would to connect with BOBB descendants.

TUCKER posted by Linda Lehmann on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Any info on Arthur Ray TUCKER, born 1900-1905, thought to be from Philadelphia. Worked for a large company based in Philadelphia, that built bridges in Ohio and W Virginia in 1923-1928; thought to have lived and worked in Philadelphia around 1927.

PLOWMAN, RIDER posted by Wanda Rider Lowe on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

PLOWMAN, Amanda was born 1/15/1872 and died in Philadelphia, PA 5/2/1901. She married my grandfather, Dr. Charles B. Rider4/15/1897. She had two children: Edward S. Rider (my father) born in Philadelphia 10/15/1898 and Anne Plowman Rider born May 2, 1901. After the death of Amanda, there was nothing passed down to her children. Her grandchildren, me included, have wondered about her. If anyone knows anything about her or her family, I would be most interested. RIDER, Charles Beaston graduated from a dental school in Philadelphia in the 1890's. Would anyone have an idea how I can find out where he attended school. He married Amanda Plowman 4/15/97. He was born on Deal Island, MD to Noah Rider. I have no birthdate. Thanks for your help.

SHELL posted by Carol Gruhn on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am searching for any information on MICHAEL SHELL arrived ship Nancy 1738 with wife Veronica, children Michael, jr.b 1714, John b. 1729, Mary, & Jacob. You are a Godsend for someone in Oklahoma searching for ancestors. Thank you.

WEISSMANN, WEISZMAN, WISEMAN posted by Sam D. Lawson on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I would Like to correspond with anyone knowing of or researching the WISEMAN/WEISSMANN/WEISZMAN family. Peter WISEMAN was born 3 October, 1729, and died in December, 1798, in Augusta County, Virginia. (Proven 18 December, 1798, Augusta County, Virginia Will Book# 8, Page# 337, written in German) He was the son of Peter and Catharina WEISSMANN. He immigrated to Pennsylvania from Rotterdam on 27 September, 1754, aboard the ship, EDINBURG. At the courthouse in Philadelphia, 30 September, 1754, he took the standard qualifications... Peter married to Elizabeth Margaret HEMM at the Germantown Reform Church in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. (Presently the New Market Square Presbyterian Church) They were married by the minister John Geo ALSENTZ on 24 June, 1760. Elizabeth was born about 1730. She died in 1805 in Augusta County, Virginia. (Augusta County, Virginia Will Book# 10, Page# 10, Bond and Inventory, 1805) They had ten children that I'm aware of. The Peter WISEMAN family moved from Pennsylvania to Augusta County, Virginia about 1780.

ARDMAN, EDDLEMAN, MILLER posted by Joe Eddleman on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Trying to determine the parents of Anna MILLER who married George EDDLEMAN 10/30/1760 at the Germantown Reformed Church in Philadelphia.Anna was born 11/1734 and died 7/27/1810. George EDDLEMAN fought in the Revolution and lived in Chestnut Hill, Pa. Trying to determine the parents of Martin ARDMAN whose son Andrew ARDMAN married Sarah EDDLEMAN 8/6/1795 at St. Michaels Lutheran Church, Germantown, Pa.Andrew was born 2/5/1773 and died 11/30/1830. He is buried in St. Michaels Church.

RAHN, TOURISON posted by Joe Eddleman on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Trying to determine the parents of George RAHN and Maria Magdalene last name unknown. George lived in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. Their children were Johannes, born 12/18/1807, Margaretha born 5/5/1810, William born 11/7/1815 married Margaret A. last name unknown and Mary Ann born 7/20/1811 married Ashton Stephen TOURISON at St. Michaels Church 2/9/1837. 19

SHUBERT posted by Dwight Shubert on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Iam looking for my gg-grandfather, JOSEPH D. SHUBERT. According to the 1850 census of White County, Arkansas, Joseph was 36 yrs old and born in PA. There were SHUBERT's in Philadelphia County in 1820. Any help would be apreciated. Thank You

POWERS posted by Murray Powers on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am looking for any information on BERT Powers who we think was born in Philadelphia in 1882 though we've not been about to find a birth certificate, and any Powers (also might be Power) relatives. We're really stuck here and ANY help would be really, really, appreciated.

BENNETT, HORTON, SENNEFF posted by Jeanne Chappell on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I'm looking for any info about the Lewis Bennett family. Lewis married Fanny ?. They had several children: Caroline Bennett Horton was my ggrandmother. She and Davis Horton were married2/12/1845 at Asbury Methodist Church, Phila. She might have had a sister Louise who married a Senneff. Louise Senneff lived around 48th and Chester. Any info about ancestors or descendants would be appreciated.

GINN, LEVERING posted by Dennis E. Cox on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Archibald Ginn bn in Ireland c.1820 md Letitia Levering bn in Ireland c.1820. Marriage presumed to be in Philadelphia c.1840. Lived in Philadelphia until death in 1873 (Arch). Letitia died in 1910/11 in Phila. They had many children, including Mary Ann, my gr, gr grandmother. Sons Edward, Jason Andrew, Archibald II, Joseph M., John J....and daughters Elizabeth J., Isabella R. ANY HELP.

TOMES posted by Barbara Bieranowski on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I'm researching my GGrandfather GEORGE M. TOMES he married Clara Stockebrand in Philadelphia in 1886. He had eleven children Anastasia born 1888, Estelle Elizabeth born 1890, Mary E. born 1892, George Celestine born 1893, Marie Isabella born 1894, Vincent Tomes (my grandfather) born 1895, Clara May born 1897, Irene Barbara born 1898, Regina Albert born 1900, Catharine Gertrude born 1901 and Paul born 1902. His father was John Tomes who married Anastasia Elizabeth Cook from York, PA. John resided in Philadelphia prior to the marriage and returned there later.

MCNICHOL posted by Joseph S. McNichol on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I know James P. MCNICHOL was born in 1864 and he became a successful businessman and politician in Philadelphia. I am looking for information on his father, also James. The elder James married Catherine Haney 02-03-1856. The elder James emmigrated from Northern Ireland with his 2 brothers Daniel & Bernard. I'm interested in dates of birth for the elder James and or his 2 brothers to enable me to obain information on them from their life in County Derry Ireland. Thank You.

GORMLEY, MCELVENNY posted by Barbara Bieranowski on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am researching BERNARD MCELVENNY who came over from Ireland in the 1880's and lived in Philadelphia. He married MARGARET GORMLEY who also came over from Ireland and resided in Philadelphia. They had seven children as follows: Mary Jane born 1887 died 1892
Margaret M. born 1888 died 1980
John born 1891 died 1973
Catharine (my grandmother) born 1892 died 1952
Rose born 1897 died 1985
Bernard born 1895 died 1937
Ann born about 1893 died 1926

ANTONIVICH, CILKE, DEMINSKI, SMITH, SNIEZEK posted by Kenneth L Pisa on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Martin Henry Sniezek civil engineer and his wife Amelia C nee KROL,emigrated approx 1910.He was killed during a tunnel collapse burial location Phila(unknown).Amelia married Otto Cilke ,polish immigrant. Possible residence Waterloo St. Definite at 220 Arch,owned and operated restaurant there.Sister Mary Krol married to Victor Antonivich(sp is phonetic) Other relatives Michael,John and Willy(assume William)Deminski.Also looking for relatives of Hilda Cilke George Hopkins and her children Dorothy,Theodore William,formerly of Pratt St. Any help or referrals greatly appreciated.

PETERSON posted by Nancy Vick on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am seeking information on John Peterson born abt 1759 to 1764 in Philadelphia. Possibly the son of Peter Peterson. He moved to SC in abt 1777. he fought in REV WAR but parents not listed on pension papers. His marriage was witnessed by a Peter Peterson and Joseph Steel in NC.

HOOVER posted by Joan Antal on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Andrew HOOVER b. 1894 in Old Forge Pennsylvania. Married Frieda Miller and lived most of his life in Philadelphia. Andrew lost one arm in a mill accident as a child. Interested in corresponding with Andrew's descendants, to share information on Hoover ancestors.

STEWART posted by Marjorie J. McNair on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

William 1798-1877 & Catharine (POTTER) 1799-1881 STEWART immigrated from Scotland in 1841 with children John, Sarah, Robert 1833-1921, Annie C., Arthur 1841-1900. William, Robert and Arthur formed a company in 1857 called "William STEWART & Sons", located at 2413 Howard St., Phila., PA. William became a citizen 30 Sep 1844 in Phila. Robert married Mary STEWART, d/o John STEWART in 1866. Arthur married Emma ??. I would like to know more about the above company (carpet mfg., curtain & tapestry business. I would like to locate something made at the factory. I have lots of information on the William STEWART family and would like to share with someone researching same family. I need to locate Arthur and Emma. The STEWARTs are buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Philadelphia. Anxious to hear from anyone who knows anything about the family or business.

HOFFMAN, SCHEIHING posted by Charlie Scheihing on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Looking for information about Gottlieb Scheihing and his wife Anna Christine (Christana) Hoffman. Lived in Phila.from about 1880 to their death in Phila.- GS -1936; ACHS - 1943. Do not know what port they entered on immigration or if GS was naturalized, whether they were married in the US or in Germany. This information would be very helpful in making the needed connection to their roots in the Stuttgart area of Germany.

STARCK, STORCH, STORCK, STORK, STORKS posted by Robert Storks on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Looking for any information on Phillip STORKS, B/July 20, 1766 in Philadelphia (some place). His parents are Theobald and Rosina STORCK.

HUSTON posted by Kevin Pickard on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am searching for the parents and siblings of William HUSTON who married Mary BURK on November 4, 1775 in the Second Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. William Huston died about 1795 in Philadelphia. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

STRINGER posted by Harry M. Stringer on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Want information on ancestors and decendents of REVEREND EDWARD STRINGER, b: 9/15/1840, d: 10/21/1931, a Methodist Minister serving Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Married Sarah Hoffmaster 3/3/1868. Believe Father was Lewis F.Stringer.

BURNS, CONLOGUE, GILLESPIE posted by Barry Keyser on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Looking for information on Bernard Joseph Conlogue born 1853 Donegal, Ireland died 1904 Philadelphia, Pa. Married Mary Canney born 1853 Donegal died 1927 Philadelphia. Also looking for other Conlogue names in Philly area. Looking for information on Patrick Joseph Gillespie born 1856 Tyrone, Ireland, died 1909 in Philadelphia married Ellen Hollywood died 1914 in Philadelphia. Looking for information on John L. Burns born 1896 in Philadelphia died in 1958 in Philadelphia. married Mary Brierly born 1898 died 1963 in Philadelphia. Thanks in advance

REDLYN posted by Joe Eddleman on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Searching for information on WILLIAM REDLYN who married ANN EDDLEMAN May 24, 1792 at St. Michaels Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, Pa.Their children were Samuel Redlyn, born 11/20/1799, Elizabeth Redlyn born 10/21/1802, Anna Maria Redlyn born 11/23/1806 and Regina Redlyn born 12/2/1809. Their names also spelled RITTLINGER and Redline in church records.

MATSINGER posted by Joe Eddleman on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Searching for information on HENRY W. MATSINGER who married EMMA E. EDDLEMAN 6/5/1884 at Mt. Zion M.E. Parsonage, Roxborough, PA.

HARDMAN posted by Joe Eddleman on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Searching for information on SARAH A. HARDMAN who married ROBERT H. EDDLEMAN in Philadelphia.

TOURISON, TURISON posted by Joe Eddleman on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Searching for information on STEPHEN TOURISON, born cir. 1756 in Bordeaux, France. He married ELIZABETH POIRIER 1/24/1807 in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia, Pa.Stephen died 3/23/1848.He resided at 6 Butlers Court, Phila, Pa andat 180 Lombard St. in 1848.By familt tradition he came to America with Lafayette in 1778. In his death record his name is spelled TURISON. He is believed to have been a shipwright.His son Ashton Tourison fought in the Mexican and Civil War.

SMITH posted by Kenneth L.Pisa on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

SMITH - Henry Martin Vienna Austria Us early 1900's
Married to
KROL,Amelia C in Austria
SMITH,Martin Henry Born Phila 12-23-1901

WHITEFORD posted by Jennifer Whiteford on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am searching for any information on James WHITEFORD of Philadelphia. He may have died in Philadelphia about 1865-1875. Not sure but the name of his wife may have been Margaret or Jane. Would appreciate any information on them or any WHITEFORD's in the Philly area.

MYERS posted by Allan Gilbertson on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Seeking information on George W. MYERS, carpenter, b. abt. 1811, presumably in Philadelphia. He lived in what was then called Southwark in the 1830s - 1850, and later moved to Maryland. He married Hannah MAXWELL in 1835 in the Scots Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia. Children: Charles F. MYERS, b. 1835, m. Britannia TITTERMAN; Lavinia MYERS, b. 1838, m. Edward E. THOMPSON; John M. MYERS, b. abt 1843; George W. MYERS, b. abt. 1845; Mary MYERS, b. abt 1850; Andrew MYERS, b. abt. 1853.

CARR, MCDONOUGH posted by Allan Gilbertson on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Seeking information on Daniel CARR (1839-1914) and his wife Anna Priscilla MCDONOUGH. Daniel is said to have come to Philadelphia from Donegal, Ireland, in about 1856. We know very little about Anna except that she may have been born in Pennsylvania and she probably died in 1878 and definitely before 1880. Daniel CARR lived in the area of Port Richmond. In about 1883 he apparently lived at 2832 Neff St. He is buried in the New Cathedral Cem, Philadelphia. Children: Daniel CARR Jr., a circus performer, b. abt 1868, m. Rachel PIKE; Mary Jane CARR, b. 1870, m. Edward E. THOMPSON Jr.; Ellen (or Ella), b. 1875, m. William HART; and (probably) Anna CARR, m. Charles SCHULTZ.

THOMPSON posted by Allan Gilbertson on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Seeking info on family of Edward E. THOMPSON (1833-1897) who came to Philadelphia in the early 1890s probably, from Maryland. His wife was Lavinia MYERS (1838-1911). Their children were: Stephen J. THOMPSON; Minerva Ann THOMPSON, m. George V. WRIGHT; Edward Evans THOMPSON, m. Mary Jane CARR; George E. THOMPSON; Alletha ('Liddy') THOMPSON, m. Jacob STONE.

GRAY posted by Yvonne Gray on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Searching for decendants of William GRAY; shown on 1880 Census in Philidelphia County; son of John and Ellen GRAY; also had a younger brother, James. William was 12 years of age at the time of the census. who, where did he marry? Who were his children? When, where did he die? Any help appreciated. Thanks.

BLEST, CAIN, MURPHY, WHITEMAN posted by J. White on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am searching for birth and death dates of Miles MURPHY born in Philadelphia about 1865. He was the child of Miles MURPHY and Elizabeth CAIN. Other children of Miles MURPHY and Elizabeth CAIN were Anna MURPHY (married Enos WHITEMAN) born about 1868, John MURPHY born about 1872, James MURPHY born about 1876, Frank C. MURPHY born about 1877 and Elsie MURPHY born July 5, 1883. Miles MURPHY married Aurelia BLEST on 6/30/1885 in Philadelphia.

DAVIS posted by Anne Davis Dunn on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

DAVIS, JONES (1788-1860) Was a Doctor, attended Gen. Winfield Scott's wounds in the War of 1812. Married Charlotte Bean and they had children Jesse B., Sarah Ann, Samuel J., Hannah, William B., John R., and Charles T. They resided in Philadelphia. Jones Davis was born to Roger Davis and Sarah Jones. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

FLOYD posted by Susan Hollenbeck on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

seeking info on Lawrence J. Floyd who died in Phila 1926..was a male surgical nurse, spent time in Holmsburg Prison. I know he had a large obituary..can anyone send me copy of same?

LAUTHERBOREN posted by Barbara Lautherboren on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am searching for any information on John Lautherboren and wife Annie A. (or Anna A.) who lived in the Philadelphia in the 1870's. Recent discovery revealed John's nationality to be Danish They had at least two sons, John A. Lautherboren (birth date ?) the other son Howard F. Lautherboren was born on Dec. 3, 1875 at 3112 Ludlow Street. John Lautherboren, the father, died November 15, 1885. About a year or so later Annie married a Robert Downing. In Dec. of 1897 Annie at age 63 had an address on Preston ST. W. Phila. Howard Lautherboren worked for a H. Scutter (unkn. if individual or company) before enlisted in the Infantry in 1897. He fought in the Spanish-American War in Cuba. Research has located a John Louderback - birth place Denm - Township: 27-Wd 89-Dist. in the 1870 census. Can anyone tell me if the Ward and District include 3112 Ludlow St.? Does anyone recognize any of these people, places or facts? Hope to hear from some one.

SCHAAKE, SCHAIK, SHAKE posted by Marlene Shake on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Interest in any SHAKE/SCHAAKE/SCHAIK or any variation of this surname. Christopher Shake was living there and was listed on a tax list in 1737 and 1743. I believe this same Christopher Shake took his family to Jefferson County, KY and was there in 1789.

FRANKS posted by Richard Dusine on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I'm researching Thomas Franks and his wife Elizabeth. They lived in Philadelphia from at least 1860, as they appear in that census. They had 3 children: Dora Elizabeth b.1861, Annie b.1863 and Willie b.1865. Dora and the children appear in the city directories thru 1897, which is the last directory I had access to. In 1884 Dora married James F. Callahan in Philadelphia. They had 4 children: James, Jr b.1885, Dora Elizabeth b.1887, Mary b.1890, and Eleanor b.1897. If you have any information on these folks, I'd appreciate hearing from you. Naturally, I'd be pleased to share the info I have with any interested parties.

HALBACH posted by Ronald A. Kreienkamp on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Looking for Arnold & Frederika (LENZ) HALBACH and daughter Emilie, Philadelphia area 1830-33. Thank You.

BARCLAY posted by Donald R. Hayworth on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Looking for information on BARCLAY, Thomas Cushing, and his ancestors. Thomas Cushing Barclay was born in Philadelphia on 23 October 1818. He later moved to guntersville, Alabama, where he married on 24 May 1841 Elizaeth Hays. Trying to determine the names of his parents and and any info on possible siblings.

BOWEN, LUNNEY, LUNNY, TONKINSON, WALTON posted by Robert Eells Tonkinson, Jr. on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am searching for information on James Francis Tonkinson born approx 1875, His Father Arthur who came over from England, his wife Margaret Bowen, who came over from Ireland. I am also looking for information about John W Lunney or Lunny who was born about 1840 and served in the marines during the cival war, and his wife Elizabeth Walton, who was born in England. Any help would be appreicated.

CONNELL, KELLY, MAYER, MCBREARTY, PILSON, SCHAEFFER posted by Frank Pilson on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am searching for any information on any of these families. James or Thomas Pilson,Mary Hanlon, August Kelly, Anna Kunzig, Dennis McBrearty Louis and Amelia Haines Mayer, Jeremiah and Margaret Carey O'Connell, August Kelly{change name, old name unknown] Fred Haines All of these persons lived in Phila during the 18th century. I have very little information about most persons here. Thank You for any infomation

FUNK, STRAWKER, STROAKER posted by Anna Mae Schmoyer on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

FUNK, Adolph b. abt. 1830 in Germany and Eva Rosanna STRAWKER,STROAKER, his wife. They were married in Columbia, Lancaster Co. in 1853 and came to Phila. shortly after. They had children, John, Philip Francis(Frank), Mary and Emily, a cripple. May ggrandfather was Frank. Would like any information about this family or other Funk families in Phila. who may have been related.

BEAUCHAMP posted by Helen Carey on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Seeking information about the descendants of Joseph Thomas Beauchamp (1850-1935) and wife (#2) Margaret M. _____. 1920 Philadephia Census indicated 3-yr. old son, Jos. Thomas Beauchamp, Jr. (Family history indicates that there were also children John and Mary.)

SEAL posted by Helen Carey on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Seeking information about Della Cordery Seal (1906-1945). She was born in Philadephia as "Della Beauchamp", but "Della Cordery was name used as she gew up. Name at death was "Della Seal", which was apparently her married name. Place of death is unknown, but she is buried in MD.

CAMPBELL, GRANT, LUKENS posted by Peter Leibert on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am attempting to learn more of the ancestry of Gulielma Maria GRANT (b: 7/10/1802). Gulielma's parents were William GRANT (b: 9/30/1771) and Mary LUKENS (b: July 17, 1784) both of Philadelphia. William's parents were John GRANT and Mary CAMPBELL. Thank you.

GARDNER, MIFFLIN posted by Dave Beilfuss on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Cora GARDNER (b. about 1856) married Thomas MIFFLIN on June 18, 1874 in Philadelphia. She was the daughter of Eleazer GARDNER and Julia Ann MYERS.


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