Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Posted Queries for November 1997


MILLER posted by Beth Johnston on Saturday, November 15, 1997

ADAM MILLER came to Philadelphia from Ireland in 1865, aged 20 years. I have reason to believe he lived in Philly for at least 5 years. Can someone check census or city directory for that tim period. Thank you.

HARRELL, PEARSON posted by Joan Chaffin on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Dr. Richard T. PEARSON married to Elba/Ebbie HARRELL moved to Philadelphia by 1900, had 3 known children. Dr. PEARSON was a dentist and published a Dental Magazine. Dr. PEARSON was born in 1849 in AR and Ebbe HARRELL PEARSON was born in 1851 in AR. The known children were: Albert born 1874 in AR, Harrell born 1879 in KS, William born 1888 in MO. Believe that William died in 1973 in PA. Found the PEARSON family in the 1910 and 1920 Census in Philadelphia. Living with the family in 1906 was the sister of Ebbie: Lucetta HARRELL. Lost track of her in 1910. She may have died by then as she was born in 1837. Any help in tracking down this family would be greatly appreciated. Ebbie and Lucetta's sister was Serena (my greatgrandmother). Serena died during the Civil War and at that time we lost contact with the rest of the family. Please Help.

TATTERSALL posted by Dennis E. Cox on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I descend from George Tattersall, bn in Philadelphia c.1840. Parents were John Tattersall, bn in England c.1811, and Jane (maybe Fields), bn in NJ same era. Georeg md Sarah Ann Lake in 1861 in Philadelphia. They had many children, including Hiram, Reubin, George Jr., and Amanda (my gr, grandmother). ANY help?? Will share info!

MCCANN, SEXTON posted by Robert J. Frick on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am interested in finding out any information on the Sexton branch of my family. My great grandfather was Andrew A. Sexton (abt 1873 to abt 1919), who immigrated from Cooteshill, County Cavan, Ireland to Philadelphia in 1900. He married Rose Anna McCann (abt 1871 to abt 1919), also an immigrant from Ireland the same year. Andrew had 2 brothers, Thomas Sexton (1871 to abt 1908) and Patrick Sexton. Patrick married a woman named Bridget. All lived in and around Philadelphia, PA. Andrew's 6 children were Peter, Mary (died abt 1971), Rose, Catherine (died abt 1913), Andrew A. (abt 1903 to 1942), and John Patrick (1905 to 1983). Any information would be apreciated.

ERNE, FRICK, WURSTER posted by Robert J. Frick on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am interested in finding out any information on the Frick branch of my family. My great grandfather was Gustav Frick (March 15, 1868 to May 21, 1959) and was born in Germany. He married Pauline Erne (abt March 1872 to abt February 25, 1950), who was born in Pennsylvania. Gustav's father was Christian Frick, and may have married a woman with the last name of Wurster. Gustav's siblings may have included Robert, Fredrick, and Lena. His children were Helen P. Frick (born abt 1904), Laura M. Frick (born abt August 1895), Robert A. Frick (born about August 1896, and died abt January 1903) and Howard Fredrick Frick, my grandfather (May 9, 1898 to abt February 1961). All lived in and around Philadelphia, PA.

SAWYER posted by Jean Johnson on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am searching for a missing family member - GRANVILLE WOODROW SAWYER, b. in Roper, NC, in 1914. He lived in Washington, DC, for awhile with his wife (Mildred?) and child (?) while he worked at the Mayflower Hotel there. After a family rift, he disappeared, supposedly joining the Army and maybe moving to Houston, TX. There is a GRANVILLE WOODROW SAWYER who is listed as having died in Philadelphia, PA, and I'd like to know if this might be our missing relation since he probably moved around while he was in the service and could have ended up here. The siblings of my missing relation were: MINNIE LEIGH SAWYER, SUSIE AUGUSTA SAWYER, STERLING SAMUEL SAWYER (who searched for him until his death), HELEN WILSON SAWYER, and GEORGE MARTIN SAWYER (my grandfather). If anyone is related to or knows of a GRANVILLE WOODROW SAWYER (other than the ones in Virginia Beach & Norfolk who are NOT my missing relative), I'd be happy to hear from them. Thank you so much.

FULTON, HOLLYWOOD, MCDONAUGH posted by Delores McDonaugh on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Robert Fulton b. Apr 1862 PA and his wife Jennie ? b. Oct 1865 PA was living at 2005 Waverly St. in the 1900 Census of Phila Co. Their son John b. 9 Sept. 1890 in Phila., PA m. 20 Dec. 1909 in Phila., PA Catherine Hollywood b. 5 June 1892. John was a Diamond Ice truck driver and was crushed to death (abt1910) when his truck rolled back on him. John and Catherine's daughter Edythe m. John McDonaugh. Other children of Robert and Jennie Fulton were: Jennie; Mary; Elizabeth; Robert Jr.; and Walter. Any help would be appreciated.

REINHART, RINEHART posted by Walt Murphy on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am looking for David REINHART/RINEHART born in Philadelphia in abt. 1832. His father was possibly Benjamin Franklin REINHART/REINHART. David moved west to Jefferson Co., Pa. in about 1861, but returned to Philadelphia in 1862 to be drafted into the Civil War 82nd Pa Volunteers, Co H.

REMLEY, REMLY posted by Jane Remly on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Searching for Surname Remly/Remley. In particuliar a John Remley listed on Charles Remly's death cert as phila resident in 1910. Charles's wife was Julia Remly. Believe John was their son #7, born in 1877, in Lancaster, where family was from orig. Thank You.

STEER posted by John W Steer Jr on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Looking for any informationon the parents of Anthony STEER, Born 8-28-1893 in Philadelphia. Married Florance Marie Greene Born in England 8-16-1889. Lived at 211 Tree Street in south Philly. Moved to Randolf Street in south Philly. Spent time in Seaside Park NJ. They had three sons John, Bernard and George.

CLAGHORN posted by Bevery Cleghorn on Saturday, November 15, 1997

seeking information about John William CLAGHORN, b Rochester, MA 24 Aug 1789; d Philadelphia, 17 Oct 1869; communicant at St. Andrew's Church; member of MYERS, CLAGHORN & Co. auction house; member of the Union League; a director of the Sanitary Commission. any information about him or the organizations with which he was associated would be appreciated.

JEFFERSON posted by Dale H. Wolfe on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Seeking information pertaining to Grace Jefferson, Father was a tugboat Captain. Last address (1937) was on Coulter Street, Philadelphia. Moved to Baltimore, Md 1937.Family member seeks information of this fine lady who if still living would be approximately 82 years young.

ALLEN, MYERS posted by Steven H. Allen on Saturday, November 15, 1997

HERBERT CLIFTON ALLEN, SR. (Birth: 21 Apr. 1889 of Philadelphia, PA) married JOSEPHINE MYERS (Birth: 02 Apr. 1890 or 1889 of unknown origin) on 17 Aug. 1910, presumably in Philadelphia, PA. I have been able to gleen from kin, H. C. Allen, Sr. was raised by his brothers due to the loss of his parents at an early age. Josephine Myers was raised by a Preacher. It is not known whether this Preacher is kin or was a guardian. Perhaps a marriage certificate or a birth certificate on either of my grandparents would illuminate my quest. I would sincerely appreciate any leads to the ancestral lineage of my grandparents. I Thank you very much for your expedience and assistance.

GABEL, GOBBLE, GOBEL, WEIGEL posted by Donna Akers Warmuth on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Johan Frederick GOBBLE b 1734 Germany, married Elizabeth WEIGEL 1757 Old Goshenhopppen Luthern Church, d 1795 Washington Co., VA; moved to MD in 1763; looking for more information on life in Philadelphia/Montgomery Co, PA; looing for more information on Elizabeth WEIGEL and family

JEFFRIES, MOYERS, SHRIVER posted by Christine Stallwood on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am looking for info on David Jeffries m. Sarah Moyers - residents of Philadelphia, PA. Their daughter, Amanda Jeffries (b. 15 Dec 1838, d. 23 Dec 1915, buried Springfield, PA) married Isaiah Shriver (b. 1824, Philadelphia, PA, d. 7 Mar 1891, buried 11 Mar 1891, Ivy Hill Cem., Philadelphia, PA).

EYTINGE posted by Paula Spier on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Can anyone tell me how to find an 1835 birth certificate for someone whose obituary says only "born in Philadelphia"? We are trying to trace the parentage of Rose (or Rosetta) Eytinge. She was a quite famous - or infamous - actress, who was completely silent about her roots. We think she may have been the daughter of Barnet Eytinge and Betsy Spier, but she never mentioned them, nor do their very few papers mention her. Is there one central location where the oldest Philadelphia records can be searched? Can it be done by mail? Any help will be much appreciated.

MCFADDEN posted by Patricia Kostelnik on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am looking for anyone with knowledge or connections to the following McFaddens in the Manayunk area of Philadelphia in the mid to late 1800's: Anne McFADDEN, b. 1831 in Co. Cavan, Ireland and emigrated to Philadelphia circa 1850's. George McFADDEN, b. 1838 in Co. Cavan, Ireland David MacFADDEN, b. 1840 in Co. Cavan, Ireland and emigrated to Philadelphia in 1866 and married Ellen [ ] had children: Wallace, Florence and Sadie. Lived at Dawson St., Manayunk. Then married Rachel [ ] circa 1877 and had child Anna. William McFADDEN, b. c. 1800 in Co. Cavan, Ireland and lived on Main St., Manayunk. Any McFADDENs from Co. Cavan, who emigrated to Philadelphia are probably related to me and I would appreciate hearing from anyone regarding this family.

NELSON posted by Thomas Carson on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am searching for info on George W. NELSON born about 1838 in Pa. He married Sarah ? sometime around mid 1859 - mid 1860. They had several children according to the 1870 census. My grandfather was his son George W. Nelson. My great uncle was Joseph W. Nelson who shows up in 1900 with his wife Elizabeth and two children Anna and Joseph W. Any help with fleshing this out would be greatly appreciated. I am not sure if George Sr. was born in Philadelphia or not. His sons were enrolled in Girard College for Orphans when he died in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on June 9, 1879. His wife Sarah remarried a Donald Niven sometime between then and 1885. The two boys show to have been released to their mother and stepfather about that time. Anyway I was trying to get info on George and Sarah to get here maiden name. The county records states that their marriage was before the start of record keeping. I was not sure how to pursue church records in the area for baptism and marriage records because I don't have any info on their faith denomination. If you have any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.

HATFIELD, SUPPLEE posted by Richard Blanton on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Seeking additional information on John HATFIELD who married Catherine SUPPLEE in 1736 in the First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia (Philadelphia County) PA. Have information on another John HATFIELD married to a Dorothy O'Neal that traveled to Bombay, India with British East India Company. Dorothy died in 1760 and is buried in St. Thomas Cathedral in Bombay. John died three years later in 1763. I have a copy of his will. I am trying to determine connection whether this is same person or a father/son.

RUTHERFORD posted by Diane Adams on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Looking for ancestors of my gg-grandmother Hannah RUTHERFORD b. 1 Mar 1832, mar. Achilleas MORGAN 1848. Were her parents Jacob RUTHERFORD and Catherine (maiden name unknown) shown in 1850 census in Lower Dublin Tsp of Philadelphia? If so, were his parents Jacob RUTHERFORD and Elizabeth SHELMIRE? I have Jacob's and Elizabeth's marriage record at Neshaminy Pres ch in Bucks Co. in 1799. Cannot seem to find records to complete this link (if there is one). Happy to share any info I have which is quite a lot, mostly in Bucks Co. Thank you.

SEGAR posted by Suzette Segar on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Looking for information on Lawrence SEGAR. In the New Orleans, LA 1920 census they have listed as the birthplace, Philadelphia. He came to Louisiana and married Caroline OATES in Jefferson Parish, LA on 24 Dec 1873. They had 4 children: James, Jay, Fred and May. Any information would be most appreciated. Thank you!

LEGRAND posted by Joanna Dugan on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I'm looking for any info on my great grandfather Alexander LeGrand. I have that he was born in 1848 and died in 1892. He was married to Christianna Hoffman but I don't have the year or place. They lived in Phila. County and had I believe 10 or 12 children.Any informationwould be appreciated. Thank you!

BROWN posted by Shelly Brown Elkins on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Searching for any information regarding Kirk/Kerk/Curt BROWN b. abt. 1806 in Philadelphia. Kirk migrated to Harrison County, West Virginia at about 14 years of age. Kirk married Sarah Mariah MOFFATT b. Abt. 1814 in New Jersey. Their children were John, Miranda, Sadie, Rachel, James, Levi, George, Hannah and Stephen. Any information will be appreciated.

BAMBINO, CARCIFI, SANTISORA, TARASCHI posted by Doris Gorman on Saturday, November 15, 1997


FRANK, SEITZER posted by Grace Seitzer on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Seeking information on Mary Ann FRANK nee SEITZER. She was born in Lycoming County PA c. 1848. Married Charles Frank and had 3 children: Lewis, Clara, Harry. The 1920 census has the family living in Philadelphia.

ROOS posted by Harry Thomas on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am looking for information on my family history in phlia. county. They settled in the Fishtown section. The surname Roos and given names Michael born 1886 in Hungary and Eva born 1893 IN Spain.

KELLEY posted by Aaron Kelley on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am searching for ancestors and decendants of George Washington Kelley born September 20 1855. He married Caroline Spielman June 16, 1881. She was born Aug. 2, 1859. They had a son William George b. Sept. 9, 1892 who married Evelyn Pike Sept.23, 1913. They had William Jr. on July 20, 1921. He married Mary Wilson (b. Dec.3, 1921) on Jan. 1, 1943. They had Robert Alan on Jan.18, 1950 who married Danette Neal (b. April 11, 1949) on Nov. 9, 1968. They had me on the 28th day of April in the year of our lord Nineteen hundred sixty-nine. Please help me find anyone who may be related.

BADER, ROULEAU posted by Patricia Rouleau on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am researching ROULEAU & BADER. Joseph Rouleau married Anna Bader 1877, in Philadelphia. Francis Rouleau, wife Elizabeth(Lizzie), children, Laura, Albert. Any information about these families. Both were members of St. John Chrysostome Church. At least two of Francis' children died in childhood and were buried in Glenwood Cemetery. Both Joseph and Francis came from Quebec. Any help would be appreciated.

EDWARDS, MILES posted by Barbara Emery on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Seeking info. re. Griffith MILES b. Wales 1670 d. 1719. His will dated Mar. 28 and proved in Phila. June 13, 1719. He married Bridget EDWARDS, dau. of Alexander and ? EDWARDS of Radnor, Pa. Their issue: Hester/Esther b. 28 Sept 1693; Martha b. 12 Oct.1695; Margaret b. 9 apr. 1698; Griffith b. 3 Dec. 1700 d. June 1727; Samuel b. 1703. Am especially interested in the spouses of the Griffith MILES & Bridget EDWARDS issue. Any info. appreciated.

DAVIS posted by Shelley Murphy on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am looking for my ggg-grandfather William Davis, a single man, scotch/irish, who owned a plantation with slaves in the late 1700's or early 1800's. William Davis took a slave woman in as his mistress, they had three children. The neighbors poisoned him and on his deathbed told the mistress to flee north with the children. He owned property in Philadephia, which city hall now stands. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks

CAMPBELL, MANES, TODD posted by Marilyn Todd McCoskey on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am searching for ALEXANDER TODD who married ANN MANES June 19, 1828 in Philadlephia. ANN MANES was the daughter of ROBERT MANES AND MARY CAMPBELL of Philadelphia. Alexander and Ann were born in Ireland in 1806 and 1811, respectively. They had four children while living in Philadelphia: Margaret Todd, b. February 13, 1831; Alexander Todd, b. August 17, 1833; Elizabeth Ann Todd, b. June 14, 1836; Robert Mitchell Todd, b. June 24, 1839 Robert Manes and Mary Campbell, marriage date unknown, had three children that I know of: Ann Manes born December 15, 1811; Jane; James born 1814 In 1840 Alexander and Ann Todd moved with their four children to Timber Township, Peoria County, Illinois and in 1867 to Millbrook Township, French Grove, Illinois. While living in Peoria County, they had seven additional children

COTTON posted by Dan Cotton on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Thomas P. COTTON b 1821 in England, lived in Philadelphia at the time of the 1850 federal census with wife Emma and son Byron T. born 1848 in America. May have moved to Reading, Berks Co. by 1860, but soon returned to Philadelphia and lived on RidgeSt. Searching for any information regarding this family.

POWER posted by Ian Power on Saturday, November 15, 1997

David Joseph POWER was born Sep 14th 1888 to David and Agnes POWER in Chestnut Hill,Philadelphia.He had four siblings Emily,Mary,Edward and Margaret.He married Mary BRENNAN on Dec 15th,1915 in Philadelphia.My father (David) was born in 1924 he has two sisters Madeline and Genivieve.My grandmother ,my father and his sisters lost contact with my Grandfather in about 1928, and in 1930 they moved to Australia to live with relatives.Any information on David Joseph POWER or his family would be appreciated .

HERRON posted by Kristin Johnson on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I'm looking for the ancestry and relations of Walter Herron, b. abt 1819 in Norfolk, VA. His mother Ann and brother James were living in Philadelphia in 1853. Ann Herron d. 1855, James Herron d. 1856. Walter's nephews were: James Solar Herron, M.D., Charles R., William Gaston, Frederick O. M., niece Fannie E. Would like to know Walter's DOB, parents' full names, names of siblings, etc. Have information on the end of Walter's life, just not the beginning. Thanks,

DOHERTY, MULHOLLAND posted by Ruth Williams on Saturday, November 15, 1997

George MULHOLLAND, born ca 1837 Ireland. Married Isabel DOHERTY, also born Ireland ca 1837. They were living in Philidelphia, PA as of 1860.Their son James Edward born 1857 in PA.(city unknown, but possibly Philly) Doherty relatives of Isabel possibly also in PA at the time.

FRANCK, FRANK posted by Jack Frank on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Presently I am trying once more to find a connection between my ancestor, Henry FRANK and some place in Germany. I am copying below the inquiry that I am sending out to various German Genealogy Groups, desperate to find someone that is searching the same family. I am searching for a connection between my emigrant ancestor and a ship passenger list, a town in Germany, or the name of a parent in Germany. I have completed the FRANK family genealogy from arrival in America to the present time and need a link to the FRANK family in Europe. I am providing a little back up information that may help the searcher. According to an old family bible, Henry FRANK (could be Heinrich FRANCK??), came to America about 1740 with his brother Christopher. They arrived in Philadelphia. Henry remained in Pennsylvania for a few years and then migrated with his wife, Catherine, and twin daughters Maria and Eva, to German Flats, New York. There he worked as a farmer and raised five more children: Lawrence, Joseph, Matthew, Elizabeth, and Margaret. The location of the FRANK family Home is marked by a DAR sign outside of the town of Frankfort, NY. In May, we searched the archives in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia and Harrisburg) and found a will belonging to Jacob FRANK who died in Lancaster, PA about 1753. He names his brothers and sisters in the will: Henry, Christopher, Andres, and Anna Maria. We believe there may be a connection here, because the first names and the surname match along with the time period. Previously we found a marriage announcement for Christopher FRANK's daughter in which ChristopherÕs home town was given as Edikoffen. Subsequently we have communicated with various genealogists and believe this may have been a misprint. The town may be Edenkoben, near Neustadt. I hope this material and guesses help connect withother information that your have.

FUNK posted by Robert J. Weller on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Am interested in obtaining an obituary on John F. Funk, who died in Philadelphia on 10 October 1973.

KROPP posted by Kathy Weil on Saturday, November 15, 1997

We are researching a line of KROPP's who lived in the PHILADELPHIA area in 1949. Only know of one person in this line, JEAN ELIZABETH KROPP, maiden name who was born in the 1930's. We are trying to find the JEWISH connection to this line. Please e-mail me if you have any information!

METER, MILLER, VAN posted by Darth Miller on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Searching for church records for John Miller, Millers and Van Meters in Philadelpia prior to 1744. They are said to have established the First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia. How does one access the records of this church? I appreciate any assistance given. Thank you

DURNEY posted by Randy Durney on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Looking for info re Charles DURNEY, b. 5/10/1838, Donegal, Ireland, d. 2/10/1911, Pennsylvania, buried Geneva, PA (northwest PA). Charles was veteran of 121st PA Volunteers in Civil War. Was married to Sarah DOLLING, b. ca 1840, Ireland, and had 2 kids: Charles A. Durney, Jr., b. 6/5/1866 in PA; and dau Margaret Durney, b. 11/16/1869. DURNEY family in Philly per 1870-1880 census, however Charles Sr. is buried alone in Geneva, PA in northwest PA. Would like to find out why Charles not buried with family and whether Charles in related to DURNEYs of Crawford Co., PA.

HALL, SCHNEIDER posted by Robert T. Hall Jr. on Saturday, November 15, 1997

SCHNEIDER(sp), EVELYN d.o.b. unknown, m. JOHN (jack) HALL approx. 1929-30
1 son - ROBERT T. HALL d.o.b. 10 july 1936 believed born in chester county. Departed family approx. 1937-38 whereabouts unknown. I would appreciate any info on the name SCHNEIDER.

COSIMANO posted by Robert T. Hall Jr. on Saturday, November 15, 1997

COSIMANO, LATERIO immigrated with wife ANNA MARIEA ANGELINA & children from Sicily. Settled and raised 6 children (one died young) in the Phil. area. Need more info about family in Sicily before immigration prior to 1915. Thank you

SCIULLI posted by Robert T. Hall Jr. on Saturday, November 15, 1997

SCIULLI, JOSEPH (SHOO-LEE) immigrated with wife PASQUALINA from Province of CALABRIA, ITALY, prior to 1915. Settled & raised 9 children in Phil. area. Would appreciate info about family prior to immigration.

DAVIS posted by Sally Peterson on Saturday, November 15, 1997

DAVIS, Samuel b. 2 May 1825 in Philadelphia. Mr'd Charlotte O. Deuel-Arnold 8 Jul 1861. Looking for parents and siblings of Samuel.

MCBRIDE posted by Heather Zabel on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Seeking information on ancestors Hugh & Isabella (KEANE) MCBRIDE. Both were born in Ireland c. 1835 and were in Philadelphia, at least, 1857-1862. Thank you,

DUNN, KLOAOREI, MANOLATOS, MURRAY, TRANTAS posted by Trisha Lorraine Dunn on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Looking for Ellwood DUNN b.1916, father of James Raymond DUNN b.1939. Also looking for any possible relations to ANY of the above surnames, all coming from Philadelphia and possibly originating from Ireland and Greece? George MANOLATOS married to Constance KLOAOREI b.1896. George TRANTAS married Ann (maiden name unknown): Son- Clinton George TRANTAS b.10.29.20 married Helen TRANTAS b1921. Dorothy MURRAY b.1921 married Ellwood DUNN b.1916(?), their son: James Raymond DUNN (listed above). All emails will be answered.

FORBES, HARDIN, MCCLAIN, REED, RILEY posted by Marcia Hardesty on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Benjamin Franklin FORBES b 13 May 1811, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, m Anna Hardin RILEY b 1815, "brought up in the first class social circles of Philadelphia". They went to Cassville, WI Grant Co, then Garnavillo, IA Clayton Co. Ben followed the gold rush but return to IA and died there. Children: Josephine C.; Harriet P.; Melvina Amanda b Sept 1842 Cassville, WI, m 8 Jan 1862 in Garnavillo, IA to David McClain REED b c 1836 PA; Eugene A.; Anna Cecelia; Charlie Mortimer; and Benjamin Franklin II.

STEPHENSON posted by Robert Shannon on Saturday, November 15, 1997

STEPHENSON, John (T?) born abt 1749, reportedly served in Revolutionary War, definitely moved from East Pennsborough Twp in Cumberland Co., PA to Centre Co, PA in 1795 and died there 7 Jul 1835. Parents and wife's name unknown. Children were
Thomas, b. 3 Mar 1787, d. 26 Feb 1878
John This is for a friend's family and they say he lived in Philadelphia. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

FASSNACHT posted by Therese Fassnacht on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am looking for information about Frank E. Fassnacht. He was the organist/ choir director at St. Peter's Catholic Church from roughly 1887 until about 1907. He married Flora Fries. I'm not sure if his arrival in Philadelphia was directly from Germany and where. Any information about him would be most appreciated.

GILBERT, PEART, WALTON posted by Ruth Minnery on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Interested in any information regarding Benjamin & Thomas PEART sons of Bryan PEART & Elizabeth WALTON. Bryan died 1757. Elizabeth married second Benjamin GILBERT. They were Indian captives. Specifically need information about Thomas PEART.

BREININGER, SHEA, ZIRNKILTON posted by Steve Zirnkilton on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am searching for information on the name Zirnkilton. They first came to Philadelphia in 1876 from Germany. After that, they established a jewelry business in the downtown area. Francis X. Zirnkilton married Caroline Breininger in Philadelphia. Their son Franz Zirnkilton, the first Zirnkilton born in America, 1892-1984, married Janet Elizabeth Shea, 1893-1980. I would also like any information on her family.

BAMBINO posted by Doris Gorman on Saturday, November 15, 1997

ARCADIO BAMBINO Married to Clotilda Taraschi had 7 children-ADELINE-EDMOND-CARMEN-NINO-DORIS-ROELLINA-BARBARA LIVED IN SOUTH PHILLY-GERMENTOWN-WILLIAMSTOWN NJ KENSINGTON AND DIED IN PHILADELPHIA 10-26-59 Would like information on Church records-census-anything to help with research: Years 1925-1950

MAULE, MOLLA posted by Marilyn Keeler Corrigan on Saturday, November 15, 1997

According to Charles C. MOLLA's death certificate, he was born in Philadelphia, PA, 9 Dec 1850. Charles died in East Saint Louis, ILL. 5 Aug 1939. The search is for Charles C. MOLLA's parents, probably born about 1820's or 1830's. Will appreciate any information you may have.

BIEBER posted by Donald Leroy Bieber on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I'm looking for genealogy info as far back as Jacob,my great grandfather.He was married to Pauline Duerling.Maybe born about 1860. Bertram Sr.born 1-10-1881. First wife Bertha Homerichausen who died young. Died FEb. 1967. Bertram Jr.,my father, born in Philadelphia 11-20-1900. Died 11-29-1983. Thank you,

WAGNER posted by Kathleen T. Jackson on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Family Bible Found: WAGNER is main family line within, most events take place in Philadelphia and Gwynedd PA 1810 - 1857. Please contact me directly for further information. If this is your family, this belongs to you not in the second-hand bookstore my ten-year old son rescued it from!

CHAMBERS, WHARRY posted by Jody Chambers Nestler on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Seeking any information on David CHAMBERS; lived on Walnut Street in Philadelphia in 1750's. His will of 1757 named his wife, Edith CLAYPOOLE and children: Mary, David, William, Easter, Joseph, Rebecca. Seeking to learn if son David is my known ancestor who was known to be in Drumore Township, Lancaster Co at time of Revolutionary War. My David married Martha WHARRY of Lancaster Co. about 1780. Family went to York Co., SC about 1787; descendants later went to Floyd Co., GA. Thank you.

CRAWFORD, HOFFMAN, TAYLOR posted by L. Crawford on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Researching Andrew Crawford born about 1759-1760, lived in Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, PA. First married Ann Hoffman who died in 1791 in New Jersey. Second wife - Mary Taylor they had approximately 9 children. Andrew died in Philadelphia on December 25, 1825. Andrew served in the Revoluntionary War. Any information on children would be helpful: Children by Ann Hoffman: Barnes Crawford and James Crawford. Children by Mary Taylor: Thomas Crawford, Ann Crawford, Sussannah Taylor Crawford, Sarah Crawford (who married a James White), Andrew Crawford, Joseph Taylor Crawford, Robert Crawford, Samuel Crawford and Benjamin Crawford. Thank you.

BENNETT, HAMMOND posted by John H. Block on Saturday, November 15, 1997

HAMMOND, Reuben, and BENNETT, Elizabeth (wife of Reubeb) Searching for info on Reuben Hammond and/or Elizabeth Bennett, last located at 505 Richmond Avenue, Philadelphia, according to the 1870 Census. Reuben was from/born in England about 1825 and Elizabeth was from Boston, Massachusettes about 1841. Any info appreciated. Thanks.

WALKER, WHITE posted by Todd Walker on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Searching for information regarding my ggrandmother, Alice Clay WHITE. She was born 29 July 1879, supposedly on Philadelphia, a daughter of Charles WHITE. As a family story goes, Alice's brother, Joseph, was a railroad worker. The two removed to western PA., where Alice met and married William Hildreth WALKER in 1897. Joseph returned to Philadelphia, and is known to have resided there in August of 1954, according to Alice's obituary. Does anyone know of this WHITE family? Did Joseph have any descendants? Could CLAY be Alice's mother's maiden name? I am at a dead end, so any help or suggestions will be gratefully accepted. Thank you.

SWAIN posted by David Scherzer on Saturday, November 15, 1997

SWAIN, SARAH born 13 Oct 1746 in Philadelphia, PA; married NODIAH SEAWARD (Seward) 20 October 1765 in Granville, Hampden County, MA; died 29 Jul 1820 in Decatur, Otsego County, NY. Seeking information on who her parents where and any sibblings. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

EVANS, PONSLER posted by Antoinette Waughtel Sorensen on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Tamar EVANS born October 16, 1761 Greenwich Twp., Berks Co., PA; died April 27, 1840 where ?; married October 30, 1779 Prescott, Lebanon Co., PA to Louis PONSLER born February 19, 1753 Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA, died November 15, 1814 where ?. Louis did serve in Revolutionary War. Their children John b. August 5, 1780; John George born October 21, 1782; Mary M. born August 28, 1787; possibly Katharine aka "Kate" born ca 1790; Louis Jr. born May 3, 1792; twins Elizabeth & William born January 3, 1797 and Jacob born May 26, 1802. Any and all information regarding any member of this family deeply desired. No information available at this time on the parentage of Tamar EVANS. Thank you.

BUSHNELL, LOCK posted by Marc Anthony on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I'm searching for more information about William LOCK, b 26 Oct 1812 in Phila, later a clothing merchant in Phila; relocated to Chicago about 1838. Married Hannah BUSHNELL in Phila in 1835. Would like to extend the ancestral lines of these families and learn more about William's life and family in Philadelphia. He was one of the first settlers of Chicago, but I know nothing about him prior to that.

NOAH posted by Ed Noah on Saturday, November 15, 1997

This Noah, first name perhaps Emanuel, according to the family story arrived in Philadelphia in the colonial period as a preteen orphan from Spain via England. Later became active in the fur trade. His offspring went to Ohio. Appreciate any information.

WAGELI, WAGERLINE, WEIGHLEY posted by Douglas Beal on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Looking for information on Han Michael Wageli family that immigrated 1709 into NY Hans Michael's son Johann Michael also an 1709 immigrant and was only 3 at the time moved to Lower Salford Twp by 1734. Hans Michael remarried and one of his sons Georg (Nov 9 1714) apparently had alot of acreage in Lower Salford Twp. Trying to find out Johann Michael's children. I believe that one is Philip Weighley who was one of the first settlers in Somerset Co PA. Any information on this family is appreciated. Thank you

MILLER posted by Jim Castner on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am attempting to locate the parents of my graet grandfather CHRISTIAN GEORGE MILLER who was living in Philadelphia when his parents both died within six months of each other. He was attending the Rutledge Male School at Seventh and Norris Streets in Philadelphia and was only 14 years old when they died. I have most of info of CHRISTIAN knowing he was first married to JULIA BERGER who died at an early age and then JENNIE ROBB who is my great grandmother. I also have the military records of CHRISTIAN who was in the 15TH Penn Cavalry. It is possible that his parents were from Germany and their may have been a name change fro MOELLER or MUELLER. Also I need any information on the Rutledge Male School if their is any, such as school records etc.

EBY, FLEMMING, FORD, MCGRATH posted by Robert E. Ford on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Interested in any information on Helen (EBY) McGRATH, daughter of Grant Smith EBY & Elmira (FINK) EBY. Helen married James McGRATH, son of Michael & Catharine McGRATH and they had one daughter, Anna Francis, born 19 Jun 1929 in Philadelphia, PA. Helen was born 15 Mar 1902 in Reading, PA & died 18 May 1938. Helen, Michael &Catharine are buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Delaware Co., PA. Helen's death certificate states her father's 1st name was Thomas which is incorrect. Helen's sister was Harriet Elizabeth (EBY) FORD. James McGRATH was born in OH & lived at 7 S. 2nd ST., Fernwood, PA in 1938. Catharine McGRATH (dau. of Thomas & Catharine BROWN), was born in Aug 1877 in Liverpool, England & died 24 Nov 1942 at her residence, 900 Baltimore Ave. in Upper Darby or E. Lansdowne, PA. Catharine & probably Helen were members of St. Cyril's Catholic Church, East Lansdowne, PA. A May McGRATH, who was also living at 900 Baltimore Ave., was the informant on Catharine's death certificate and was probably Catharine's daughter. Helen EBY spent some of her childhood at the "Home of Merciful Savior," 4400 Baltimore Ave., W. Philadelphia. A "friend" of Helen's was Miss Matilda FLEMMING. A letter was sent to Harriet FORD by Anna Francis 19 Sep 1943 that had a return address of 145 N. 26th St., Philadelphia, PA. Anna Francis may have been placed in St. Vincent's Home in Upper Darby, PA, which is no longer in existence, but this may not be true as the source may not have been too reliable.

DANIEL, VAUGHAN posted by Dee Whitten on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Looking for information on Aaron DANIEL b ca 1776 Pa - d. 1829 Floyd Co., Ind. m ca 1799 Sarah VAUGHAN, dau. of William and Mary ( ______ ) VAUGHAN. Aaron was a Ships Carpenter and lived in Northern Liberties in Philadelphia 1800 to 1818. Children: William Vaughan DANIEL, John DANIEL, Jane CONNER, Elizabeth FREDERICK. William and John were Methodist Ministers. John's obit said that his parents were Quaker. Any information on the ancestors of this couple would be greatly appreciated.

ECKHART, KESTEN, LAURIE posted by Anne Marie Eckhart Schmitz on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am researching my paternal ancertry. My father was Alfred Clarence ECKHART, born 3-23-1914. His parents were Clarence John ECKHART and Mabel Lavina KESTEN, born 1-26 1895. She died at age 101. Dad had a younger sister, Gladys Elizabeth born in about 1916. The family lived in GERMANTOWN, PHILADELPHIA, PA. The siblings were separated early in their childhood due to their parents divorce. Gladys was raised by a couple whose last name was LAURIE. The Laurie's were neighbors of my grandmothers parents. Mrs.LAURIE's first name was Maude. That is all the information that I know about Gladys, except that my father heard that she was an accomplished violinest by age 12. If she is alive, Gladys would be about 81. I am anxious to know if she ever married and had children and grandchildren who might want to know that there are other family members who are searching for them, and who have tried for many years to find Gladys Elizabeth ECKHART LAURIE. The only other data that I have is that my grandfather, Clarence ECKHART died in an accident while driving an ice truck, somewhere in CALIFORNIA. He had remarried and probably has descendants whom I am also trying to find. Anyone who has knowledge of any of the names listed, please contact me.

CHESTER, JENKINS, OAKS posted by Marlene Johnson on Saturday, November 15, 1997

1802--James CHESTER appeared fully grown and joined the St George Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia. In 1803, he married Rebecca OAKS. They had 6 sons: James Hayward CHESTER (b1805--d1878 IN), Solomon Sharpe CHESTER (b1808--d1848 IL), John Wesley CHESTER (b1810--d Crewslanding NJ), Albert CHESTER (b1813--d1846 NJ), Asbury CHESTER (b1815--d1896 NJ), William CHESTER (b1820 NJ--d1887 MO) Family moved to Gloucester Co NJ 1814-1815, where James was a Circuit Rider for the Methodist Church & eventually a judge on the Court of Common Pleas for the Co. Rebecca Oaks died 1826. James married Elizabeth JENKINS 1827 & had 3/4 more children. in 1834, this family returned to Philadelphia living in the Kensington area. James died in 1834. Elizabeth lost their house in 1841 for non-payment. No further information known about her or her children. James Hayward CHESTER (b1805) & brother Solomon Sharpe CHESTER (b1808), both born in Philadelphia, became attorneys. Assuming that they studied law in the late 1820s or early 1830s, what college/university would they have attended? We are at a standstill with this family and cannot get back past their parents, James CHESTER & Rebecca OAKS. (on them, we only have that they were married in 1803 Philadephia PA). Perhaps law school records would tell us something. Any help appreciated.

SNYDER posted by G. Vaughn Johnson on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am looking for the parents of Christopher Snyder who married Elizabeth Duffield and is buried at Trinity church on Oxford Ave. I believe he is the brother of Christian Snyder who married Sarah Benet and are also buried at Trinity. Both of these marriages took place at Abington Presbyterian Church in the late 1700s.

KELLY posted by Tina Riskie on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am in search of any birth family. I was born on 3-4-45 in Phila. St Vincent's Hospital. Mother's nickname is "Lucky". My brother's name is Joseph. He was 2 or 3 when I was born and probably doesn't know about me. The last name may have been "Kelly". We are Irish descent. My mother was a waitress in 1944-1945 on Broad St. My father is ubknown and may have been in the military. I am really trying to find my brother but do not wish to interfere with his life. I do have a picture of him at 2 or 3 years old. I have been looking for 10 years now. Please e-mail me if you know anything. The name given to me at birth is SARA TINA. Thank you

KEPLER posted by Patricia Shirock on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Am interested in contacting anyone researching the line of Bernhard Kepler, who was one of the earliest immigrants to Philadelphia. He had connections in Germantown/Chestnut Hill/Springfield Township. He possibly arrived with the Palatines as early as 1717. I am trying to link the Rex family with him through the possible marriage of his daughter to one Hans George Rex (Ruger was original name).

WHARTON posted by Ned Wharton on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Looking for info on WHARTON, William (b. 1781) & Ann (b. 1790), lived in the Pine Ward section of Philadelphia.

SCHEE posted by Shirley Martin on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am searching for information on Johan Henrich SCHEE. He arrived in PA by ship in 1771 and took his oath of allegiance in Philadelphia. Information for any SCHEE will be appreciated.

RIDDLE posted by Joseph J. Riddle on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Riddle, I am look for any information for the RIDDLE family that liveed on 30 th street in aouth philly in the 1930's. Joseph, William and Jane.

HOBAN, MORAN posted by John Hoban on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am seeking information on and the descendants of Patrick MORAN and Catherine HOBAN. Catherine HOBAN was born the 25 January, 1870, Killeenacoff, County Mayo, Ireland. In 1910 Patrick, Catherine and their children lived at 1514 Latow St., Philadelphia, PA. The names of Patrick's and Catherine's children were; Edward, James, Catherine and Margaret.

COUCH posted by Yancy Mort on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Looking for information/descendants of HOSEA M. and Elizabeth (MORT) Couch. They were living in the 8th Ward Philly in 1870.

GIRARD posted by Paula Vaughan on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am looking for the names of Stephen Girard's parents and siblings. This is the Stephen Girard of which the college, etc. is named. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you

HUMPHREY, SLACK posted by Edwin E Wagner on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Joshua Humphrey b: 1793 and Elizabeth Slack b: 1800 Hilbbernia Chester County PA I am told Joshua lived on High St Philadelphia in about 1820 But I have never proved this. There children Amy 1821, Joseph 1822, William R. G. b:1823 Pamelia Elizabeth b:1823 Twin to WRG, George Washington B:1824, Joseph b:1827, Martha Gibson b:1829, Thomas Slack b:1838, Harriet b:1834, Martha Jane b:1834, Hannah Marie B:1848 IN. George abt 1841 IN. I have never been able to prove much of the above most is other reseach. Please send any thing you might think would help me to.

PASS posted by William Ward on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Searching for all information on John PASS in Philadelphia and his descendants. John PASS was one of 2 foundrymen who recast the Liberty Bell in 1752 when it cracked on its first test. John married Judith SMITH in 1751, and was one of the former owners of the Iron Works in Mount Holley, NJ. According to Isaac NORRIS, a member of the State Assembly who ordered the Liberty Bell from Whitechapel in England in 1751, John PASS was a native of Malta. My extensive research has failed to identify any descendants of John and Judith PASS. Will gladly share information.

ALBERTSON, SOLLY posted by Carl W. Solly on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Looking for information on both sides of my father's family. The Albertson's go back to William Enoch Albertson born in 1867 and perhaps his father Enoch Albertson. On the Solly side, I can trace back for sure to William Solly, born 1818 and perhaps his father Robert Solly. Any information would be greatly appreciated. As far as can be established, the family was exclusively in Philadelphia thru 1950 or so. Also, the Albertson side is alleged to go to Willaim Penn. Thanks

MILLARD posted by Paul Millard on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Searching for information on early Millards in Philadelphia CO. Our earliest Millard, was Thomas Millard, born 1648, who appeared in Philadelphia about 1682, with sons Thomas, about 12, and Henry, younger. He was a carpenter and millwright. During the 1690's we believe he was engaged with his son Thomas in building mills in areas north west of the city His son Thomas married a Barbara (?) about 1699. He was a millwright and miller and initially worked with his father. In about 1714 Thomas and Barbara aquired a tract of land from the Penn's on the east bank of the Schuylkill river near Pottstown, (about 14 miles downriver from Reading.) in Chester CO This property was eventually divided into parcels and his sons, Thomas, Timothy, Joseph, Benjamin, and Johnathan eventually inheirited them. In 1752, when Berks CO was organized some of this land remained in Chester CO, and some became part of Berks CO. Wold be prepared to exchange records with others researching this family.


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