Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Posted Queries for February 1998


RINGER posted by Carolyn Lasky on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Seeking parents of MATTHIAS RINGER , born Philadelphia in 1734. He married a SUSANNAH ? WHO died in 1768. Two children of MATTHIAS RINGER AND SUSANNAH were ANNA MARIA RINGER who married CARL schmid IN 1778. AND mathias ringer jr. BORN ABOUT 1760. since the name PETTIS shows up in future generations, there is a possibility SUSANNAH was a PETTIS. MATTHIAS RINGER SR. moved to Frederick County Maryland c 1761. any help appreciated.

RYAN posted by Jim Ryan on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am seeking any information on the RYANS of west Phila.. The family lived in the neighborhood of 49th&Girard to 52nd & Lancaster ave. Churches attended,St Gregorys,and Our Mother Of Sorrows.

MARRIOTT, MORRIS posted by Nina Mack on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Is any one researching MARRIOTT MORRIS line? I would like info on Issac MORRIS married Sarah MARRIOTT October 21, 1801 Phil. My Issac Morris born July 1, 1777 PA married Sarah ??? children all born PA and then the family moved to Belmont & Guernsey Co's in Ohio before settling in Hocking Co., Ohio. Family stories say we are related to Robert MORRIS, but I find no connection. Thank you for any help

HAUS posted by Joyce Rhoades on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Looking ancestors of Conrad Haus, or Conradt Haus, born in 1750 in Philadelphia County. Married Fannie?? Moved to Orange County, VA in 1793; to Clinton County, OH 1806. Died in Clinton County, March 12, 1821.

GILBERT posted by Diane Siemens on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am looking for ancestry and descendants of JAMES GILBERT who came to Philadephia about 1825-1830 from Inverness, Scotland area. He was killed in a mill accident. Had several children including sons James and Robert. Wife's maiden name may have been Ord.

DREW, FIRTH, PLATT posted by Kathie Marynik on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Researching Henry S. FIRTH (1847-1900), son of Henry & Catharine FIRTH, his wife Elizabeth PLATT (1843-1925), dau of William PLATT & Elizabeth SCOFIELD. Henry & Elizabeth wed circa 1867 in Philadelphia; they divorced in 1892. Their children were Edgar Frank FIRTH (1868-1954) & Berth "Birdie" FIRTH DREW (1873-??). Any leads on this family would be greatly appreciated.

ROOKSTOOL, RUCKSTUHL posted by Sherol Rookstool on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Solomon Rucksruhl came to philadelphia in 1735. Am lookin for any of his descendants.

KLERR posted by Nickole G. Cantrell on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am looking for any information on a KLERR, Peter who lived in Philadelphia in the early 1900's.

AUGUSTINE posted by Tina Fiorani on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am looking for someone who is willing to look up a cesnsu record for me. I need the following:
1860 census for AUGUSTINE in 17 W.E. Philadelphia Page 785
I am willing to pay for copies and postage. Anyone willing to do this look up please let me know. I would appreciate the help! Thanks in advance for you help!

BROWN, ROYAL posted by Carol Williams on Sunday, February 15, 1998

These families were in Philadelphia Co., PA, I believe in So. Mulberry Twp., before moving to Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH prior to 1820. Looking specifically for John/Samuel BROWN who may have married Margaret ROYAL, prior to 1820. Material to share.

PUCHY posted by Teresa Geiger on Sunday, February 15, 1998

My great-grandmother Anna PUCHY DORKO was born in Philadelphia Jul 16 1898, along with her twin brother George PUCHY. They were the children of Mary and Michael PUCHY. I am trying to find what connection the family had there. George died at the age of 2, I'm not sure if he died in Philadelphia or Brooklyn (the family was living there by May of 1900). I am hoping to find out where he died and where he was buried. Thank you.

MCCRACKEN posted by Mary Mina Beall Sandoval on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am researching the McCracken lineage. I am a descendant of William McCracken b.1807 m. Mary Elizabeth Bell. Both of Clearfield, PA. I understand that William had a couple of great-uncles who settled in the Philadelphia area. His father, Robert McCracken, reportedly had 2 brothers who settled near Philly in the late-1700's/early 1800's. These boys would be the sons of a James McCracken Sr., who was supposedly born on a boat from Ireland. James' parents have never been found by the Clearfield McCrackens. Have the Philadelphia McCrackens had any better luck?
Thanks in advance,

KIX posted by Donna Rorke on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Looking for links to GEORGE and FLORENCE (Miles) KIX who resided in Phila Pa
They had children;
BERTHA never married worked at Hancom Bakery
HARRY m MAY_________
WILLIAM m HAZEL_________
If you have any information on any of these names please contact me.

GALLAGHER, MCCALL posted by Iain Forrest on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am seeking and offering information on the families of GALLAGHER and McCALL that emigrated from Mount Charles, Donegal, Ireland in 1842. Supposedly the two families had lived together for years in Ireland.
I don't know the names of the GALLAGHER parents but there were 5 children, William, Frank, Bridget, Hannah and Dennis. Dennis was born in Ireland in about 1838 and his brothers and sisters were older.
Again I don't know the names of the McCALL parents but there were 8 children, Winifred, John, Ellen, Catherine, Ann and 3 others. They were all born in Ireland. Their mother had married twice. The first time to a Mr. Harvey. She came to America with her second husband.
The GALLAGHERs lived at 22nd and Spring Garden Streets and then at 23rd and Green Streets in Philadelphia.
Dennis GALLAGHER married Winifred McCALL at Philadelphia in about 1855 when he was 17 and she was 15. They had 5 children, Alice (1862-1943), Anna (1860-1879), Catherine (1858-1902), Francis (1862-1924), and Mary (1856-1934). Supposedly the records of the births of the children were in "St. Francis de Sales Church" but I have not been able to locate them. It was reported that Dennis and Winifred GALLAGHER were buried at Old Cathedral Cemetery in Philadelphia but, again, I have not been able to find any records for any of the GALLAGHER or McCALL familes. Any suggestions???
Dennis died quite young in 1868 in an industrial accident at the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia where he was a mechanical engineer. He was struck on the head by a heavy implement accidentially and died the following day. I would be most interested if anyone could find a newspaper report on the accident.
Ellen McCALL married Edward McGETTIGAN and had 2 children, Margaret and Ellen.
Catherine McCALL married twice and had one daughter.
Ann McCALL married Thomas CAFFREY and had a daughter, Mary.
I have a little more information but would like to contact anyone who is interested in these two families or can add some data.

DAVIDSON, DIGAN posted by T.D. Ertter on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Researching John DAVIDSON (MI and dates unknown at this time) and wife Mary DIGAN (b. 23 May 1866 in Ireland). John worked as a handyman for a hotel and Mary was a seamstress. Lived on Mulick Street then later at 68th Street and Elmwood Avenue, but do not have confirmation from census yet. Four children born late 1800's to early 1900's: Margaret, Robert, James and Frank. Would appreciate marriage record, immigration record (Mary) or census lookups. How do I get a copy of birth record for Robert John DAVIDSON b. 13 Jul 1897? Philadelphia Archives returned my request without explanation.

KITCHENMAN posted by Mike Kitchenman on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Jacob Kitchenman emigrated to Pa. sometime before 1870 from Yorkshire, England. He appears in the 1870 Census records together with several other Kitchenmans. I am currently waiting for the film with these records to come through the LDS Family history Centre here. If anybody has come across Jacob or his contempoaries, or any other Kitchenmans I would appreciate hearing from them.

WILLMUNDER, WILMUNDER posted by Aric Wilmunder on Sunday, February 15, 1998

My Great-Great Grandfather Gottleib WILMUNDER (born abt 1824 Prussia) emigrated to Philadelphia probably during the 1850's. He applied for citizenship 3/19/1885, and took his oath 4/19/1860 in Philadelphia. Family records give his wife's name as Augusta Wettie, and he and his family are listed in the 1870 Philadelphia census including Anna (abt 1842), Frank (abt 1849), Herman (abt 1852), Augustus(abt 1854), Robert (abt 1857), Emil (abt. 1859), Emma (abt 1862). Frank, his wife Mary, and their son Frank are also listed in the 1880 Philadelphia Census.
I am looking for leads on my family (arrival/marriage/birth/cemetery records), and I am also looking for links with four other individuals in the Philadelphia area. There is a listing in the 1870 Philadelphia Census for Ferdinand WILLMUNDER (born abt 1850 Prussia) but I don't know if Gottleib and Ferdinand are related. Ferdinand has living decendents in Philadelphia. I am also looking for information on Anna WILLMUNDER (Jul 16, 1888 - Jan 1973) Social Security records list Philadelphia, Tacony, and Wissinoming. Hattie WILLMUNDER (Jun 4, 1879 - Aug 1967) shows Cherry Hill, NJ on her SoSec records. Finally Frank WILLMUNDER (Jul 18, 1892 - Jul 1970) in Maple Shade, NJ.

HYATT, YEAGER posted by Russ Clark on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am seeking information on an ancestor John YEAGER born 4 Aug 1786 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Married Ann HYATT, born 25 Mar 1785 in Dover, Kent, DE. They had three children born in Philadelphia, Catharine Doyle YEAGER, Lydia Currie YEAGER, and Mary Ann YEAGER, Born 1819, 1821, and 1823 respectively. I would appreciate any information you may have on marriage dates or their ancestors.

FORD, GORMLEY, OBRIEN posted by Katherine Ketner on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Patrick Gormley (Father) Born in Ireland abt. 1840, Parents born in Ireland. Married Bridget FORD February 1870, Philadelphia, PA. Parents born in Ireland. Bridget Ford-Gormley (Mother) Born in Ireland abt. 1846. Parents born in Ireland. Katherine (Gormley)Ford, Bridget's Sister ?) Born in Ireland abt. 1854. Parents born in Ireland.
Patrick and Bridget's children - all baptized at St. Philip Neri. Phila. PA.: Katherine Gormley (Daughter) Born in Philadelphia, PA November 6, 1871. Married Patrick Joseph O'BRIEN April 2, 1893, Philadelphia, PA, St. Philip Neri. James Gormley (Son) Born in Philadelphia, PA Oct. 9, 1873. Mary Ellen Gormley (Daughter) Born in Philadelphia, PA Nov. 6, 1875. John Joseph Gormley (Son) Born in Philadelphia, PA Feb. 2, 1878. William Gormley (Son)Born in Philadelphia, PA Nov. 4, 1883. Agnes Gormley (Daughter) Born in Philadelphia, PA June 7, 1886. Place in St. Joseph's Female Protectory, Norristown, PA (1900 Census). Charles Gormley (Son) Born in Philadelphia, PA July 8, 1889. Married Florence SMITH, October 20 1915 - St. Michael's
Other Gormley's listed as sponsors on baptismal certificates: James, Mary, Patrick, Katie,John and William.
Other Surnames listed as Sponsors on bastismal certificates 1873-1889 Philadelphia, PA: Halloran, O'Connell, Cox, Kennedy and Feely.
I am interested in obtaiting and sharing information on possible connections with my GORMLEY family. Thank you.

HERTING, KECK posted by Jack Wilson on Sunday, February 15, 1998

In the 1860 Census Albert Herting was approximately 17 years old and in NYC. About 1866 he married Amelia Keck b. 17 Sep 1849 in Philadelphia. She was the child of Charles Keck and Doretta (Frieda) Keck. Charles and Doretta were in the 1870 Phila. census and after that they are found in Brooklyn, NY. I believe Albert's family came from Germany (All parties originated in Hanover Germany) and settled in PA. and that he went to PA. prior to being in NY and then returned again to Phila. to marry and to bring his wife back to NY. Any information would be appreciated. Herting is not a popular name and I would imagine any Herting's found would be a possible source of information. Thank you.

OBERLINGER, OBLINGER, OPLINGER posted by Tanya Schleifer on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am looking for any information or documents pertaining to Nicholaus (Claus) OBLINGER (or variation of surname). I know that he arrived in America in 1725 with his wife Katrina. He was a follower of Alexander Mack (German Baptist Brethren). They settled in Lower Salford (?) Township in Philadelphia County, PA. They had 5 children; Nicholaus,Jr., Katrina, Maria, Christian, and Anna. Nicholaus died in 1730 and was buried on his farm now known as Klein's Meeting House. Any information regarding Nicholaus OBLINGER or just the surname would be greatly appreciated. I am willing to share what info I have.

BAUER, BOSZHARDT posted by Robert Boszhardt on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am trying to find out about Andreas BOSZHARDT and Margaret BAUER who were married in Philadelphia in 1849, but began a family shortly thereafter in New York. Andeas came from Zurich around 1844, and Margaret came with her parents Frederick and Kunguhnde (Sollner) from Bavaria. All moved to Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin in 1853 where Andreas was self employed as a cobbler. Want to find marriage certificate or other data that might assist tracing theselines back to Europe.

POH posted by John C. Engel on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am researching Ludwig or Louis POH and his descendants. He was born in Hambach,Germany ca. 4 November 1807 and arrived in Philadelphia ca. 1834-1836. He was listed in city directories over the years as a singer, musician, importer of wines, and tavern owner. His wife was named Margaret.

GIBBENS posted by Carol Gibbens on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am researching the GIBBENS family. John came from Ireland in 1798. His wife,Elizabeth NELSON??? also came from Ireland but apparently they were married in Philadelphia. By 1818 they had moved to Switzerland Co. IN. Looking for descendants.

MILLS posted by Margie Cromp on Sunday, February 15, 1998

My great-great grandfather James C. Mills married Ellen FITZGERALD both of Philadelphia. They had children, my great grandfather John MILLS b. 6-9-1879, and other children names possibly Mary MILLS, Helen MILLS, Mike MILLS, Martin MILLS and others. My Great grandfather John MILLS, married Margaret GANTZ, daughter of Casper GANTZ and Lizzie STEEN both also of philadelphia, in 1890's. If anyone has information on any of these persons, please contact me. I'm willing to share what information I have.

KAZANOVA, POLICOFF posted by Carin Policoff on Sunday, February 15, 1998

-- Looking for information on the parents of Daniel Policoff born in 1909 in Philadelphia who were Eva Kazanova and Maurice Policoff. They may have been married in Philadelphia and both may have emigrated to US from Russia. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you,

DAVID, POWELL, STILES posted by Jim Siford on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am searching for information on Jacob DAVID, m. Louisa POWELL.. Jacob DAVID arrived in Philadelphia, Nov 17, 1802 aboard the ship "Jacob". His son Edward Washington DAVID, b 1810, m. Elizabeth STILES. Edward settled in Germantown where he farmed a large tract of land. I believe Edward may have had two brothers. Several members of the DAVID family are buried in Luarel Hills Cemetary.

CROWL, GRAUEL posted by Michael R. Crowl on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am researching the GRAUELs who show up in the Philadelphia Pre-1790 Federal Census. I have Johann Michael GRAUEL present in 1733 and 1736, and Peter GRAUEL present in 1751. I believe these two, possibly brothers, drifted through PA and ended up in Maryland and Virginia (present day WV). Alternate spelling is CROWL. If anyone has information on Johann Michael or Peter, please get in touch. The earliest record I have is a Jacob CROWL in Harper's Ferry WV, born 1807. Thanks!

MISCEWITZ posted by Theresa Myers on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Searching for FRANCIS & TEFELIA MISCEWITZ died in Philadelphia County, PA. Believed died in 1960's. Buried at Holy Cross Cemetary (believe name changed to St. Mary's) in Yeadon, PA.

BROWN, GUNTER posted by Sharron Jennings Gunter on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am seeking information on two sisters who moved to Philadelphia in the late 1890's or very early 1900's. The only information I have was found in the obituary of their brother, Christopher Columbus Gunter of Lynchburg, Virginia who died December 26, 1943. It reads as follows; "Also surviving are two sisters; Mrs. Frank Brown and Miss Cora Gunter, both of Philadelphia, PA.." The sisters were born in Appomattox County, Virginia in the 1870's. Their father was George Gunter, born in 1850's in Buckingham Co. or Appomattox County, Virginia, mother unknown at this point. There was also one other brother I am aware of, that being Warren Gunter of Appomattox, Va. Any leads would be very appreciated.

HART, WOOLAS posted by Dottie Spence on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Looking for parents of William HART, born in Philadelphia around 1777. He married Phoebe WOOLAS around 1800. Phoebe was the daughter of Nicholas WOOLAS. William's father may be John HART, an innkeeper in the Northern Liberties area. Wife, Deborah KENNEDY. William later moved to Schuylkill County and settled in the Union Township area.

WESLAR, WESLER, WESLEY, WISLAR, WISLER posted by Lori Eggert on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Ignatius WISLER (etc.) also as Ignatz and Isaac. married Caroline nee? both from Baden. Caroline's children: Theodore b 1844 Baden (m Mary GEIST), Mary b abt 1848 Baden (these are likely Ignatius's step-children) Sophia (Natalee) b abt 1856 Philadelphia, Julius abt 1858, Caroline abt 1861, Amelia abt 1863. Lived at 1705 N 5th & 1549 & 1551 Mervine. Ignatius was a shoemaker (cordwainer). Other relations: Frank & George WESLER at 1551 Mervine in 1904 and Peter there in 1906, but not sure of relationship. Theodore's children married MORROW, HEHER...

LONG, NUMBERS posted by Sandy Read on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Searching for family information on William LONG, born 29 October, 1864, son of Frances Long Bacon and William Long. Siblings Emma, Edward, Joseph and Samuel (believed to have died in infancy). William married Lillie Irene NUMBERS in Philadelphia on 8 June 1887, marriage witnessed by Emma LONG and Emma NUMBERS, performed by Charles H. Rorer, Minister of the G____, wedding perfomed (?) at Sixth and McKean Streets. The following children were born: Mildred Stephens Long, Leonard Francis Long, Helen Long, Ethel Long, Lillian Long and Mable Long. William and Lillie purchased a home in Glenside, PA on 18May 1923. Any information on this family greatly appreciated. I have information on their descendents through their daughter Mildred.

JAMEISON posted by Richard Porter on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am actively seeking information on James JAMEISON woh came to Philadelphia from Newmilns Scotland in 1897. His occupation was listed as lace maker. Married (spouse unknown) 3 daughters Helen Jamieson (unmarried) and Mrs Mae Jones both in Philadelphia and Mrs Charles Stoll of Sryacuse NY. James died in the mid-fifties at his daughter's home in Syracuse. Would appreciate any help on this.

TAYLOR posted by Alice Wolf Simpson on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am looking for the parents and/or siblings of John TAYLOR who was born in Philadelphia CO, PA. He md in Phil. CO in 1838 Elizabeth SCHLAG/SLAUGH. Any info on this John would be so welcome.

MILLER, WRIGHT posted by Betsy Arndt on Sunday, February 15, 1998

JOHN MILLER married MARY WRIGHT, May 8, 1788 in Philadelphia. Their daughter MARY MILLER married ABRAM HILLIS in 1812. MARY MILLER was born in 1790. Would appreciate any information on siblings and ancestors of JOHN MILLER and MARY WRIGHT. Thank you!

HAMILTON posted by Mary Ellen Ponzio on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am searching for information on my grandfather, Ernest V HAMILTON born in Philadelphia in 1898 to Andrew and Martha (LAFFERTY) HAMILTON. He married Nellie MCDONOUGH and moved to Pittsburgh were they had four children (one was my father Ernest William). Looking for other children of Andrew & Martha or Ernest V & Nellie. Ernest V died in 1969 in Pittsburgh . Thank you !

NOEBERRY, NORBURY, RAMSEY posted by Donald Matson on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Benjamin Ramsey marr. 10/10/1745 1st Presby. Ch. in Phila. to Sarah NOEBERRY (Is this NORBURY?) Is this the same Benjamin RAMSEY who was granted certificate from Phila. M.M. to go to Grange M.M. near Charlemont, Co. Armagh, Ireland 5/29/1789? If so, why was he going from U.S. to Ire.? Was he originally from Ire. & going back home? Is the above Sarah, the Sarah RAMSEY b. 1726 d. 10/11/1784 & buried at Christ Swedes Ch. Cem. at Bridgeport, Montg. Co.,Pa.? If so, who were Sarah's NOEBERRY/NORBURY'S siblings & parents? Who were Benjamin RAMSEY'S siblings & parents? Benjamin & Sarah's known children were: 1. Benjamin (my ancestor) b. 1752/53 d. 1831, bur. Christ Swedes, marr. Ann Supplee (when & where ?) 2. Alice? b. ca.a 1758 d. ? marr. Amos Rambo (when & where?) 3. Rebecca b. 1760/61 d. 1823 bur. Christ. Swedes, marr. Jacob Supplee. 4. Jacob b. 1764 d. 1828 bur. Christ Swedes, marr. Ann - (when & where?) Will certainly appreciate any help or clues anyone can provide. Thank You

MADARA posted by L J Madara Jr on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Looking to find anyone with info on my family in particular my great grandfather. Settled in Philadelphia about 1880 in Mayfair area I think was a butcher as far as I know but trouble is not sure if his name was John or William or Edward his son my grandfather was William and his sister was Mildred. Have ran into road block after my grandfather. Any info would be most helpful.

MORITZ posted by Tom Moritz on Sunday, February 15, 1998

MORITZ, Jacob, moved to Philadelphia with his children about 1883. Immigrated from Bavaria to upper Montgomery and Bucks County in 1850s - 1870s. Children include Margaret, Louisa, Jacob, Barbara, Henry, Carrie, Lewis, Pauline, William, Emma, Joseph and 2 others. Marriages include Karl HILLER, Annie FITZPATRICK, Matilda SCHADT, Catherine PFEIFER, Jane FOSTER, Frank SHARDON, Jennie AFLECK. Some children used the spelling MORETZ. Many lived in Frankford and Bridesburg from 1880s-1930s, at least.

RAUCH posted by Tom Moritz on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Walter RAUCH, lived in Kensington as Engineer / Wreckmaster from 1860s - late 1880s. Spouse Lydia, children William O RAUCH, David, Mary and George. William married Annie BATEMAN in 1883 at St Mark's Episcopal church in Frankford.

BATEMAN posted by Tom Moritz on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Walter BATEMAN (1809 - appx 1880), carpenter in Bridesburg. Spouse, Sarah, lived into mid 1880s at 65 Unity Street, Bridesburg. Children include Joseph, Elizabeth, Charles, Pascal, Ann Elizabeth and Emma, born 1836 through 1860.

BREITMAYER, RICKARD posted by Barbara A. Shipcott on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I have been searching for the family of my grandfather, Charles Henry Rickard, Sr. for a long time and have had no luck. He was born on 28 July 1884 in Philadelphia. His parents were Leonard Rickard and Ida Mae Hunter. His grandfather was Nathan Rickard.
The family owned the butcher shop in the Farmers Market on Market Street, Philadelphia for three generations. At one time, they may have owned the Farmers Market too. The family was well-to-do in the early 1900s.
Charles Henry Richard, Sr. married Sarah Marie Breitmayer on 11 June 1904 in Philadelphia. He died on 14 Jan 1950 in Philadelphia. His wife, Sarah, died on 23 Feb 1984 in California. I have all the information on their children.
Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

SOUPLEA, SOUPLIS posted by Donald Matson on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Does anyone know specifically the town/village or area of Alsace, France that Andreas SOUPLIS/SOUPLEA was born in 1634? Any idea of who his siblings & parents were? When &where did he marry his wife Anneka & what was her maiden name? Thank you for any help or clues you may be able to provide.

GUNNING, MCCANE posted by Kathy Gunning on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Hugh GUNNING married Jane McCANE in April 1739, was a South Ward tavern keeper, listed in tax tables 1754, 1756. Does anyone know his family, descendants? Thank you!

HEIMS posted by Tina Fiorani on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Looking for any information on the name of HEIMS in the early 1700's. I have a Anna Maria Heims b. in Germany married Jeremias Hess and died Sept 1743 in Philadelphia County. Anna Maria's father was Hans Paul(or Paulus) Heims. I would be interested in any information on the name of Heims even if it doesn't have to do with my particular names. Thanks in advance!

KELLY posted by Pete Kelly on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am searching for my Grandparents. Peter J. KELLY Born and Died in Philadelphia.Both born prior to 1880. Mary GARRITY KELLY, lived in Philadelphia and died there sometime about l900 & 1906 They were both about 35yrs.old at the time of their death. Any and all help you can supply would be greatly appreciated.
Yours truly,

WILCOX posted by Donald Matson on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Does anyone know birth date, birthplace in England, marriage date & place in England of Barnabus WILCOX who married Sarah -? What was her maiden name? He came to Pa. in 1682 from Bristol,Eng. & died Jan. 14, 1690 & was buried at Centre M.M. in Phila.,Pa. Would certainly appreciate any help or clues. Thank You.

HALL posted by Sharon Goodman on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Looking for marriage & more info on John HALL & Mary A. (poss. SCHWARTZ). Mary was born in Phila. abt 1825 and would have marr. John abt. 1854. It appears they resided in Phila. until their death.

SELL, SELLEN, ZELLEN posted by Richard Henry Sell on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Hendrick Zellen of Krefeld, Germany owned land in Germantown by 20 Dec 1685. Wife/s were Maritje; Mary; Margaret. He had children Jacob; John; Barbara (m. Mathias TYSON); Elizabeth (m. Arnold VAN VOSSEN); Abraham; Anthony;and probably Maria (m. Gerhard INDEHOVEN); Catherine (m. John George ULRICH); Esther (m. John Jacob BANCKERT); and Henry. Hendrick Sellen died in York County in Oct 1749. Will correspond with any Sell researchers. Cousin Carolyn Cell CHOPPIN and I have extensive database of most Sell's in America.

UBER posted by Donna Rorke on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Looking for links to ANDREW DAVID UBER b 5/23/1868 d 11/12/1930 a retired florist who lived in Phila ..married Ellen Hartgrove UBER. Lived on Bainbridge Street in 1930..Ellen lived on South 20th Street in 1940. Had four children CHARLES..BLANCHE..FLORENCE...and HELEN. Andrews father was GEORGE W UBER, mother was JANE ELIZ CRAIG UBER. Any info appreciated.

MONTANDON posted by Ken Montandon on Sunday, February 15, 1998

David Montandon arrived in Philadelphia aboard "The Mortonhouse" in 1729, any info on him or his descendants would be most appreciated.

UNRUE posted by Henry Trott on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Seeking information on Mary Beatrice UNRUE, a resident of Germantown, (Philadelphia, PA) 1900s - 1920s. Mary Beatrice UNRUE was married to Lewis TROTT and had several children while living on Germantown Avenue. It is believed she passed away in Phialdelphia also.

VANDERSLICE posted by Paul Compton on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Looking for info on Rymeer VANDERSLICE. Married 5 Feb 1757 in Philadelphia. Unknown birth / death / parents. Married Mary Umsted? Had son Benjamin VANDERSLICE b. 1774 (August?).

WOLPER posted by David Paul Wolper on Sunday, February 15, 1998

WOLPER, Diedrich Wilhelm Heinrich. Born 1806 near Hamburg, Germany; Died 1886 in Norristown, Pa. Probably arrived in Philadelphia probably in mid 1820s and lived in the city for a number a years. Early years were difficult. Married Barbara Bocklet in 1850s sometime after he established himself in the Philadelphia as some kind of businessman. Was 30 years older than his wife. Lutheran.
Would appreciate any information you might be able to provide. Thank you.

BAKER posted by Herb Baker on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Baker, John
Arrived Phil at age of 7 on ship Squirrel from Germany.

KELLER posted by Wanda Palmer Perry on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Searching for George Washington KELLER, born 1859 in Philadelphia, Pa., parents John and Mary Keller.Any info would be appreciated.

CHASE, CONRAD posted by Carole A. Poole on Sunday, February 15, 1998

ROBERT TAYLOR CONRAD,first mayor of consolidated Philadelphia 1854 had two daughters, ARABELLE CONRAD and ROXANNE CONRAD. ARABELLE CONRAD married a CHASE. I am looking for the name of the person ARABELLE CONRAD married, probably around 1860. He is my great-great grandfather.

WALSH posted by Paul H. Owen on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Does anyone have information concerning ROBERT WALSH. Robert debarked in Philadelphia from the ship Snow George, 9/22/1803. The embarkation port was Downpatrick, Ireland and Robert's origin was the city of Belfast. Robert was 22 years old and a dealer.

MCDANIEL posted by Gene McDaniels on Sunday, February 15, 1998

There is a David McDaniel listed in the 1790 census for Abington, Pennsylvania and I'm looking for a connection with these four brothers. I'm searching for the parents of four McDANIEL brothers that moved from Pennsylvania to Grafton West Virginia area about 1790. (None of the brothers could read or write and sometimes their name was incorrectly spelled McDONALD particularly in the census) They were William,David, Aaron, James and we think Samuel McDaniel. William was born in 1771 and married Elizabeth Dare in the 3rd Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia in 1787. We believe David was born in 1770 and Aaron ca. 1775. Samuel was born in 1762 and moved to Brown County, Ohio about 1780. I have a lot of information on the family after they got to West Virginia, but not a clue as to who their father was in PA. Any information or advise would be greatly appreciated.

STUKEY posted by Renee Carl on Sunday, February 15, 1998

John Monroe STUKEY, born in Fairfield Co, OH moved his family, wife Matilda, and six children to Philadelphia in 1846. Because of letters written back home we believe there was a dispute between the STUKEY brothers. During the Scarlet Fever epmedic that struck Philadelphia, five of the six children died leaving only Isabelle STUKEY. We are seeking any information on Isabelle b 1843 in Mississippi and the names of the other five children. John and his wife owned and operated a dry goods store in Philiadelphia, after John died his wife Matilda maintained the business until 1891. The first store was at 346 South Fifth Street then in 1866 he moved to 164th North Third Street where he combined a shirt factory with the dry goods. The last known location of the business was 19 Bank Street. John Monroe STUKEY died in 1887. If you have any information on this family please email. I have an extensive file on the STUKEY family, John Monroe STUKEYs gggrandfather came to PA in 1736 and served in the Revolutionary War. Thanks

DOTTER, TARTER posted by Jason Carson Wilson on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Johannes Anthon DOTTER (TARTER) was born in 1724 in Laubach, Germany. He came to Philadelphia and married three times. Among his wives were Anna Maragareta KURTZ and Dorothea EBERHARDT. He fathered several children, including Balzer. Balzer would marry Magdelena WAMPLER and father John, Peter and Christian.

ARNY posted by Peggy Ramer on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am looking for any information on LOUIS WIEST ARNY. He was born in 1857 in Philadelphia. He was married to LINETTE WORMAN. LOUIS was the grandson on my immigrant ancestor,JOSEPH ARNY. Any information on the ARNY family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

HARA, JACOBS posted by Gloria Black on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Want information about family of my grandmother, IRENE O'HARA, born in Philidelphia on Aug.18,1883. She married WILLIAM C. JACOBS possibly in Philidelphia. Her father was PETER O'HARA, born in Ireland. I know she had sisters and came from a catholic family.

CARTY, HAMILTON, WALSH, WELLS posted by James W. Barrett on Sunday, February 15, 1998

My maternal grandfather, WILLIAM WELLS, was born in Pottsville, PA, on 23 June 1893. His mother's name may have been KATHRYN. At some point he moved to Philadelphia, where he married my grandmother, MARGARET WALSH (b. Philadelphia, 16 Jul 1983). They had two children, KATHRYN (my mother), born 4 Dec 1913, and AMELIA, born 8 Jan 1916. WILLIAM and MARGARET later divorced, not, I gather, amicably. During the 1920's, WILLIAM worked in Philadelphia as a projectionist in a movie theater. I just recently learned that he remarried, to a women named ROSE or ROSEMARY. He died c. 1930 of leukemia, probably in the Philadelphia area.
Circa 1950, MARGARET was living at 2441 North Bouvier Street in Philadelphia; she probably lived there, or near there, much earlier, since my mother attended nearby Gratz High School. I don't know if she and WILLIAM lived at or near this address before they separated. Their daughter, AMELIA, married JAMES CARTY. MARGARET's sister, HELEN, married JOSEPH HAMILTON.
I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has information about his ancestors, or about his descendants (if any) by his second marriage.

DARRAUGH posted by Jim Darraugh on Sunday, February 15, 1998

DARRAUGH, George 14w 2d Philadelphia 1860 census. Looking for any & all information.

BARRETT, DEMARA, DEMARO, DIMARA, DIMARO posted by James W. Barrett on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am looking for information on the family of my paternal grandmother, CATHERINE DIMARO (b. Philadelphia, 1889). My late father said the DIMARO's were from Lombardy, and that the name was actually the name of my great-grandfather's home town, which he adopted as an alias after deserting from the Italian army. There is no town of Dimaro in today's Lombardy, but there is one a few miles over the provincial border into the Trentino. The Trentino was part of the Austrian Empire at the time, so it may have been the Austrian army he deserted from, if the story is true at all. CATHERINE married my grandfather, FRANCIS BARRETT (b. Centralia, PA, 1885) and they had 5 children, James (my father), Grace, Catherine, Anna & Margaret. For some time during my father's childhood, the lived in or around Centralia, but by the late 1940's were living at 2440 North Gratz Street in Philly, and later on Salaignac Street until CATHERINE's death in 1970.

AGNEW, GRIMES posted by Charles A. Agnew on Sunday, February 15, 1998

John Agnew came to Philadelphia in c. 1841 - died 1850. Margaret Grimes, his wife, may have been his second wife - she died after the birth of my ancestor, Charles Agnew, in 1850. John and Margaret are buried in St. Michaels Church in Philadelphia.
Charles' Uncle Denis (sp) signed for Charles to join the Navy in 1865. Denis apparently came to the U. S. in 1843 according to naturization records.
I have not been able to trace Denis or his descendants.
All help and advice will be appreciated.
Thank you,

WOHLLEBEN posted by John Livewell on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I would like to hear from decendants of frederick Wohlleben,who came to philadelphia in 1848 from bavaria.He lived in the northern liberties section of philadelphia. His wife was named Elizabeth. Any information would be appreciated.

CHILDS posted by Betty Childs Klaviter on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am researching my Childs Roots. Looking for information about Frank Engle Childs (1868-1942) who married Maragret Freed(1872-1939) Frank was born in Philadelphia and moved to Lewiston with his parents to start a wholesale grocery business in 1886). His father's name was George F Childs (1841-1916) and mother's was Rachael A (possibly Engle) (1845-1936) It is my understanding that there was also a wholesale grocery business in Philadelphia at the same time. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you,

BARNES, RICKARD posted by Norma C. Leach on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am searching for my ancestry who I believe were all born in the West Philadelphia area around Lancaster/Lansdowne Ave at 54th Street. Father Norman Barnes family were parishiners of St. Thomas Epis. Church located on 52nd Street near Girard Ave. Mother Margaret J. Rickard family were members of the Presbyterian church located at 54th & Lansdowne Ave. My grandfather "Frank" Barnes was a plumber in the area. Any info I can get will be of help.

BRADLEY posted by Norma C. Leach on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Family has been searching for the biological mother of twins born in 1948 here in a Philadelphia hospital. One twin was adopted from St. Vincents home on State Rd in Northeast Philadelphia approximately few months after birth by Regina & John Fries of Bridesburg area. We have been searching mostly for any siblings ,as the birth mother would be approximately 90 years of age at this point in time,which may have existed. Any information which could be afforded would be appreciated.

LEVERING posted by Dennis Reaver on Sunday, February 15, 1998

William LEVERING, of Roxborough, Phila. married Margaret Rever at St Michael and Zion on 15 Aug 1822. I am looking for more information on this family. Thanks

BORUFF posted by Jim Boruff on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I'm looking for any records on a Valentine Boruff who lived in Philadelphia prior to 1774. His father was Simon Boruff and his uncle could have been Adam Boruff who appears in Philadelphia records after 1790.
Thank you

DOERFLINGER, FENDRICH posted by Jim Blain on Sunday, February 15, 1998

My great-great grandparents, Joseph DOERFLINGER and Josefa Amalie FENDRICH, may have been married in Philadelphia in the early 1830s. I think that they were Catholic; both were immigrants. Joseph came from the archduchy of Baden in Germany, and Amalie came from Laufenburg, Switzerland. I believe that they met after immigration. Joseph is in the 1836 or 1837 Philadelphia City Directory as a watch- and clock-maker; their first child was born in (likely Phila.) PA about 1835. The Doerflingers later moved to Richmond, VA, and several of their children later lived in the Brunswick, GA area.

COOLEY posted by Bill Cooley on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Seeking descendants of Aaron Boardman COOLEY, son of Aaron and Sarah Boardman COOLEY, as documented in M.E. Cooley's "The Cooley Genealogy...". Parents settled in NY where senior Aaron died in 1807. Aaron Boardman was born between 1777 and 1807 probably in Massachusetts. His cousin reports Aaron as proprietor of shipping firm in Philadelphia around 1845, though Aaron does not appear in 1840 and 1850 census indexes for Philadelphia.

SELL, TAFFELMEYER, TOFFLEMIRE posted by Dawn Tofflemire Collins on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Johannes Tafflemeyer arrived in Philadelphia ,Pa. On the ship Pleasant in 1732. Family tradition says that he was an indentured servant. I would like any lead for a record of this. John Tofflemire married an Anne Sell two years latter in Philadelphia. I am searching for any further records of where they settled, birth of children. Dates of death etc. Would like to make contact with any one researching this surname

MCQUILLEN, SKEVINGTON posted by Kathleen Dowe on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am searching for relatives of FRANCIS P. McQUILLEN, born @1880 in Phila. and/or CATHERINE SKEVINGTON, born 1878 in Phila. Francis had a brother named William and a sister named Isabella. Catherine had a sister named Anna Mary-maybe other sibs, and her parents' names were BERNARD SKEVINGTON and ANNIE O'NEILL. Thanks.

POWELL posted by Gerald William Powell on Sunday, February 15, 1998


SANDERSON posted by Maria Perry on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Looking for the parents and exact birth date of Margaret SANDERSON who was born in Philadelphia c. 1760. She married first a Mr. Flint (maybe from Baltimore), and second George Pickett (in 1789 in Richmond, Virginia).Any information on this SANDERSON family would be appreciated. Thanks.

LASCOMB posted by Dorothy L Smith on Sunday, February 15, 1998

LASCOMB, James Henry born April 29, 1855 in Philadelphia. He attended Girard College for boys. As an adult he worked for the Moyamensing Hook and Ladder Company in Chester (Delaware County) as a Tillerman. Married Margaret Jane Walsh of Claymont Delaware and resided in the City of Chester Pa. James died September 18, 1900, before his last child was born ,(#8) due to a head injury while leaving the fire house on a call, which sadly enough turned out to be a false alarm. I am trying to locate any information regarding his family members from the Phildelphia area. Re: his father, mother, grandmother etc . Any leads will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

HIBBARD, PENNEL posted by Alyce Smith on Sunday, February 15, 1998

PENNEL, Jonathan and Sarah HIBBARD married 3rd Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, 24 Oct 1785. Need information about this couple, parents, children, etc.

ANDERSEN, ANDERSON, MUTHIG posted by Debbie Leach on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Looking for information regarding the marriage of:
1 Maurice John Muthig
+Alta Andersen 1901 - 1920 b: 1901 in Wilmington, DE
m: in Philadelphia, PA d: September 29, 1920 in Philadelphia, PA
2 Maurice John Muthig, Jr. 1920 - 1986 b: September 29, 1920 in Philadelphia, PA d: August 06, 1986 in Baltimore, MD
I would assume a marriage year of 1918 to Jan 1920. Alta Andersen (on) was an orphan, by family accounts. I am hoping to find a tie to her past on her marriage license or death record or on her son's birth certificate.


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