Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Posted Queries for April 1998


SEYMOUR posted by Robert Mussey on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Museum curator seeks information on Joseph Henley Seymour, married Sally Rand in Boston, Mass. 1789-90; and Samuel Seymour. Both were working in Philadelphia as engravers/illustrators ca.1797-1822. Seek: parents, ancestry in England; children, descendants, death dates and places.

SHIPLEY posted by Larry Bosler on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Clara Brown and Jabez A. SHIPLEY were married on October 14, 1875 in the Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church in Westminster, Maryland.
They had nine children, Osko R. (5/21/1876- 12/15/1910), Ada W. (8/7/1878- 9/6/1881), Birdie Selvena (10/3/1880- 5/29/1907), Walter A. (9/27/1882- 1/17/1897), Roy L. (3/23/1885- 3/4/1904), Clara Josephine (4/21/1888- 7/5/1905), Franklin F. (6/13/1889- 2/21/1944), Edna M. (10/21/1890- 10/29/1926) and Charles Howard (1/26/1893- 6/23/1952).
In 1900, census records indicate that Jabez and his family lived at 2541 W. Sterner Street, near the intersection of 25th Street and Lehigh Avenue, in the Glenwood / Swampoodle section of Philadelphia, and in 1905-07 they lived at 3234 N. Fairhill Street near the intersection of 6th Street and Allegheny Avenue in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.
Between the years 1908 and 1914, Jabez and Clara lived at 2806 N. Leithgow Street, near the intersection of 5th Street and Lehigh Avenue in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.

ASCHENBACH, HILDEBRAND posted by Christopher S. Hildebrand on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am searching for information on my great-great grandparents, Wilhelm Heinrich (William Henry) HILDEBRAND and Christiana Margarette ASCHENBACH. William was born August 23, 1833 near Breslau, Prussia, in Germany. He immigrated into Philadelphia July 24, 1855. He travelled alone and was a box maker. Christiana was born May 9, 1843 in the Saxony region of Germany. She arrived into Philadelphia with her parents, Conrad and Elizabeth on April 2, 1855. William and Christiana married in Philadelphia September 28, 1865 after he mustered out of the 75th Regiment, PA Volunteers. They were married by Rev. William Mann. William enlisted on August 24, 1861, and mustered out September 1, 1865. They opened a bakery at 1101 Vine St. They had seven children: (1) Charles C. (1866-1950); Emma E. (1868-1943); William R. (1870-1954); Harry R. (1873-1956); Christian (1875-1939); George (1879-1940); and Matilda (1883-1898?). He died August 12, 1908 and she died January 15, 1909. They both died at their home in Pottstown on 221 Chestnut St. William and Christiana were both buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery in Philadelphia. If anyone has any further information on his family (except for William R.); please contact me.

JOHNSON, MONTANZA posted by Curtis Johnson on Wednesday, April 15, 1998


HANSELL posted by Todd L. Hansell on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am looking for information concerning Joseph M. Hansell (b.1828 in PA). He married Catherine ??? (b.1830 in DE). They lived near the corner of King (Kelton) and Cherry Sts. around 1853. They had two sons: Joseph W. Hansell (b.1851, Philadelphia) and Franklin J. Hansell (b.1853, Philadelphia). I have much information concerning the descendents of Franklin J.
I am also looking form information concerning the brothers(?) of Joseph W.: Henry Hansell, Edwin Hansell and George Hansell. They were all living around King (Kelton) and Cherry Sts. between 1850 and 1860.

RITZ posted by Carolyn Frazee on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

In 1751 Christian RITZ arr.; in 1748 Johan Friederich arr.; in 1751 Johan George arr.; all 3 coming into Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co. PA. Is anyone researching these RITZ's and their families?

DAVIES posted by Aimee Lybbert on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am desparately looking for someone who lives in the Philadelphia area who would be willing to go to Mount Moriah Cemetary and take photographs of and/or write down the information from the headstones of the Davies family. I have plot location information but I live in Utah and the cemetary won't help unless I have the year of internment. I am at a dead end - your help would be appreciated.

BLOEMKER, COOK, LEVY, LYNCH, MCDONNELL, MURPHY posted by Mary Bloemker on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Looking for information on my gg-grandfather Henry BLOEMKER's family. According to the 1880 census, he was born in Prussia c1832; his wife Lena was born in Prussia c1834. Henry and Lena had six children as of the 1880 census: Henry W. (b. Jun 1859), William (b. c1863), Charles W. (b. Dec 1864), Lizzie (b. c1867), Ida (b. c1873) and Anna (b. c1876), all born in Pennsylvania. My g-grandfather Charles W. married Emma SNEE(?) c1892 in Philadelphia. Emma brought two children to the marriage: Marry J. COOK (b. Sep 1884) and Francis J. COOK. (b. Sep 1887). According to the 1900 census, Emma was the mother of 7 children, five of whom were living at the time of the census. Her three children with Charles W. BLOEMKER were Henry (b. Mar 1892), Charles Augustus (b. Feb 1896), and Richard (b. Jun 1897).
Charles Augustus BLOEMKER married Madeline Margaret LEVY; her parents were Oscar LEVY and Catharine MURPHY. Her siblings were Catharine (m. Charles Kirs(c)hner(?)), Oscar, Veronica, (m. Clarence ZANE), Alma (m. Elmer KUBER). Oscar LEVY moved to Philadelphia from New York City sometime between 1880 and 1900, possibly with some of his siblings: Lena, Rebecca, Rachel, Abram, Henriette, Fanny, Lillie.
Also looking for information on the MCDONNELL and LYNCH families; Patrick MCDONNELL (b. Archbald PA 1872) married Kate (Catherine) LYNCH (b. Cty Cork 1880) in Philadelphia in 1900 and his brother Peter (b. Archbald PA 1874) married Kate's sister Mary LYNCH (b. Cty Cork 1869), also in Philadelphia. Patrick and Peter's parents were Michael and Ann MCDONNELL (both born c1840, Ireland), and they had two other siblings as of the 1880 census: Annie (b. c1870) and Catherine (b. c1877), both born in Archbald, PA.

JENKINS posted by Ray Jenkins on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am looking for any information available regarding John JENKINS, hias wife Elizabeth and/or their children who appear to have settled in Philadelphia following their arrival in the USA in January 1848. John was born in 1811, Elizabeth in 1819, children William in 1839, Richard in 1842 and Catherine in 1845 (best guesses). Richard married Sarah Ann Watkins of Philadelphia about 1861. I have no info at all about the rest of the JENKINS family. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

GRAHAM posted by Sandra Kampf on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

William James b: 1836 d:unk, m Margaret McAvoy b:1849, d:1881 c: John b:unk, Elizabeth b: 1836, d: 1938, Mary b:1848, d:1922, Luphania b:1875, d:1949, Olive b:1876, d:1961, William b:1879, d:1940

ATZ, EHRET, WEBER posted by Larry Bosler on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Cecelia Ehret married Philip (a.k.a. Philippe) WEBER, a blacksmith, on January 28, 1882 at 861 N. Broad Street in Philadelphia. The marriage records of the city indicate that Philip was born in Lancaster but lived in Philadelphia at the time of the marriage. On April 7, 1884, in the rear of a house located at 1209 Fairmount Avenue in the Spring Garden section of Philadelphia, John Joseph Weber, Sr. was born to Philip and Cecelia.
John Weber and Mary Katherine Atz of Philadelphia were married in 1904, possibly in Wilmington, Delaware. In 1905, John and Mary lived at 262 E. Mayfield Street in the Kensington area of Philadelphia near the intersection of Front Street and Allegheny Avenue. They subsequently lived at 1817 W. Willard Street (1907) in the Tioga section of Philadelphia, near the intersection of 17th Street and Allegheny Avenue, at 2530 N. Philip Street in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, near the intersection of 2nd Street and Lehigh Avenue (1908), and at 1516 Deal Street (1920) in the Frankford section of Philadelphia, near the intersection of Frankford Avenue and Church Street.
John Sr. and Mary had five children, four boys and a girl. They were Philip John (7/20/1905- 7/11/1956), Emma Amelia (10/27/1906- 9/3/1975), John Joseph Jr. (8/20/1908- 9/29/1984, Joseph Simon (8/30/1910-7/15/1989) and William Aloysius (6/21/1916- 12/19/96). On his son Philip's birth certificate, John, Sr.'s occupation is noted as a cloth finisher.
Mary Weber died in 1918 of pneumonia at the age of 33. After Mary's death, Emma (12), John Jr. (10), Joseph (8) and William (2) were placed in St. Vincent's Orphanage, a German run home at 7201 Milnor Street in the Tacony section of Philadelphia, while Philip remained at home with his father. Several years later they were reunited as a family.
John Sr. and his family eventually moved into a home that he rented from his employer, Lafrance Textile Co. at 4631 Adams Avenue in the Northwood / Frankford area of Philadelphia from 1929 to 1948. Prior to that, they lived in a house on Ruan Street in Frankford, time unknown.

MYERS, STEWART posted by Ellen Ehrlich on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Looking for information on William STEWART and Gertrude MYERS. William Stewart b. July 10, 1885 married to Gertrude Myers b. Nov. 4, 1887. Married around 1904-05. William Stewart was a Philadelphia fireman.

CAREY, GOLDEN posted by Elaine Carey Farrell on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

William Grover Carey and Catharine Marie Golden, parents of Daniel William Carey, born August 19, 1922 in Philadelphia. Do not know date or location of the Carey-Golden marriage, but I do know Catharine was also born in Philadelphia circa 1901 or 1902. Looking for either side who may have stayed in the area. Do not know if there were siblings (to William or Catharine) or their parents' names. Thank you.

PFEIFFER, SMITH posted by John Gray on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Searching for a Smith-Pfeiffer marriage. Believe our Daniel P. Smith's mother was a Pfeiffer. Have found Pfeiffer and Smith families living in close proximity in Philly. Daniel's family baptized at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Germantown, before they moved to Franklin Co., OH ca 1840.

FOLEY posted by A. Jensen on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Is there acemetery in and about Broad & Berks in Phil.Pa.? Does qnyone know the correct name and where I might inquire as to which souls are there. Looking for the name FOLEY.Suspect 3 family members are there in Phil.Pa. somewhere ,died between 1895-1905. Thankyou for any help.

CLARKE, CROSSE, JANUARY, JANVIER, MCMAHON posted by Adrienne Gallagher on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

ISO information, or relatives of the following: Thomas Janvier born 1699, New Castle Delaware (son of Sarah Joudain and Pierre Janvier). He was a French Cabinet Maker. During they year 1758, and probably years prior to, he was the Provincial Announcer of Pennsylvania. He anglicised his name, by changing Janvier toJanuary (date unknown). He married Mary Crosse and had 2 sons- peter and Thomas. He died in 1768, Philadelphia Pa. Peter January was born circa 1720, phila.- a soldier in the rev. army- married Deborah McMahon, and had James Martin, Andrew, Ephraim, and Samuel. Thomas(2) born circa 1745, a French Cabinet Maker. He married Jane Clarke on april 2 1766, New Castle Delaware. They had one son, John Janvier.

REILLY posted by E. A. Kirchner on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am seeking the parents of Philip REILLY and Mary REILLY who had six children between 1873 and 1884. The offspring of the fifth child, Philip, is the owner of Reilly's Funeral Home in Port Richmond. (This child Philip was born on Sept.1, 1881, and baptized on Sept. 11, 1881; he married a Leo Ryan's daughter, lived on Richmond and worked for Western Union.) They all lived in Richmond/Gaule St. area, and were all baptized at St. Ann's. I believe that either Philip's or Mary's parents provide the link between myself and a new found "cousin". I believe that either Philip's or Mary's father may have been the brother of John Patrick Reilly, my great-great-grandfather; and that they may have come from Ireland together in 1827. I have more facts about this Philadelphia family to share. Thank you.

CURRAN, MCNALLY posted by Joseph McNally on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Looking for relatives of George Curran - brother of Natalie Mc Nally, Frank Curran and Claire. Mary T. Curran was mothers name. McLaughlin was her maiden name. George lived in Villanova section and worked for the U.S. Gov't at Franklin Arsnel or some type of clothing depot in Phila.
Also looking for any relative of Joseph Mc Nally married Natalie Curran had 2 children, Joseph and Michael. He was born approx. l900 and died in l950. He married Natalie Curran. They lived on Fawn St. in North Phila. in l930's.

BOYLE, LUFF, SHIBE, STEWART, VANDERHERCHEN posted by Tom Pierson on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Frederick Hess Luff, b 15 Mar. 1854, Philadelphia, PA, son of William Greenway Luff and Rebecca (Boyle) Luff. Married Martha Jane Stewart, b 10 Dec.1864, daughter of James Blair Stewart and Elizabeth (Mason Vanderherchen) Stewart. Elizabeth Vanderherchen was daughter of William H. Vanderherchen and Catherine (Shibe) Vanderherchen. Any information on ancestry on any of the above families would be appreciated.

CASSIDY, CONWAY, LOHR posted by Edward Lohr on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

William Otto Lohr married Ellen Conway on Jan. 20, 1873, they had 8 children. They lived in the Spring Garden section of Phila. Ellen's sister Sarah married Andrew Cassidy , they adopted a little girl named Annie. Ellen's brother Michael married a young lady named Annie,it is not known if they had any children. In 1880 they all lived in the same house at 1206 Wood St. Any information on the above would be greatly appreciated.

CALDWELL, EDWARDS, PINER posted by Donna Edwards on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I know little more that first names of the above. These are Martha Piner, James T. Edwards (military vet), and Mary Caldwell.
Any information you can provide would be appreciated. Thank you,

WIDDOWS, WIDOE, WIDOWS posted by Pat Merrill on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am searching for any information on JESSE WIDOWS who appeared in the 1790 census, Philadelphia Co., Germantown. Thank you.

KEYSER posted by Thomas Keyser on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am searching for info on my grandfather's brother Calvin R. KEYSER. Calvin was born Sep 22, 1886 in Milton, PA and died Feb 3, 1968 at the Elsmere VA Hospital in Delaware. He was a WWI Army veteran. Calvin was buried at Greenmount Cemetery in West Chester, PA. The Jsoeph E. Boyd Funeral Home fo West Chester handled the services and the Rev. J. Richard Whiteside of the First Presbyterian Church of West Church officiated. Pall bearers were Ralph Preston, Herman Preston and Joseph Fulton. Calvin made his home with Mrs. Margaret J. Hendricks at Sconnelltown Road and Miner Street in West Chester.

HORNBY, MCAFEE posted by Sandi Bennett on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am seeking info about David MCAFEE b.16 Jun 1875 in Philadelphia d. 1951. His parents were George W. MCAFEE and Elizabeth MCBETH. David married Clara HORNBY b. 26 Dec 1876 in Philadelphia and died Oct 1961. They had a son, David Higbee MCAFEE b. 17 Aug 1909 in Philadelphia. I believe there were other siblings, but I haven't been able to find any names.

LOTTON, LUTTON posted by Lyn Matthiesen on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Searching for John LUTTON who arrived in PHILA in 1776 age 17 and was later in 1800 census for PHILA as JOHN LOTTON. ALso JAMES LOTTON 1840 Census. I believe the family of RALPH LOTTON and his wife MARY (HANNAH) lived in PA and also their children. Son SAMUEL LOTTON wed KEZIAH DOUGLAS in PA.

BOCKIUS posted by Jane Peppler on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Samuel R. Bockius, born 1803 in Pennsylvania, m. Anna F. [surname unknown], b. 1805. Their daughter, Sarah J. Bockius, born September 26 1845 in Philadelphia PA, was mother to my great-grandmother. I hope for any information about this family. Thank you.

BUCHANAN posted by Jim Ryan on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

BUCHANAN,ROBERT,was born,1850 in Philadelphia.He and his wife Annie, had six children.Elizabeth 5/12/1879,Robert jr.05/1881,Matilda 09/1883,Theresa 08/1885,Margaret 08/1886,James 01/1889.Robert resided at 321 N 57th st.west Phila.. As per the 1870 census,his parents David and Jane resided at 49th lancaster,Phila.

HERKNAWER posted by Cathy Langhoff on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am looking for the parents/family of Katherine Herknawer b 24 Oct 1854 in Philadelphia. She m John Wagner date unknown and they had six children. She died in New York 24 Jan 1939. Can anyone help? Thanks.

BOBB, DEBUEST, JONES, MAXFIELD, MAXWELL, MOORE, SCHREINER, SPRENKLE posted by Sheila Wood on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Would like to exchange data with anyone researching the BOBB family. John Jacob and Elizabeth BOBB had ten children:John who m Ann Marie Sprenkle, Catherine who m Wm Jones, Mary who m a Mr. Moore, Hannah who m John De Buest, William who m Dorothy Sprenkle, Jacob, Peter who m Mary Ford and Abigail Maxwell or Maxfiled, Elizabeth who m John Schreiner, and George and Dolly. Elizabeth BOBB died 1823 and her husband Jacob BOBB d 1792. Thank you,

AVERY, THOMAS posted by Tina Brooks on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Seeking information about Mayola Leona AVERY THOMAS and Violet THOMAS. Mayola AVERY was born in the Reading, PA area on May 5, 1905. She is the daughter of Augustus Alonzo AVERY &Bertha Malinda KENDALL. Mayola married William Owen THOMAS in 1925 in Philadelphia, PA. One of their children was Violet THOMAS born at Lankenav Hospital in Philadelphia about 1926. Their other child was Paul R. THOMAS born at University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA on Dec. 2, 1927. Mayola and William (Bill) divorced abt. 1929-1932. At one point after the divorce Mayola lived in York, PA. Mayola and Violet were last heard from in 1932 when they were passing through Orwell, Ohio. It is unknown whether Mayola ever remarried. ANY information about Mayola and/or Violet and their lives or information about their descendants would be greatly appreciated-no matter how insignificant it may seem.

GOUCHER, GOUGER, GOUGHER posted by William Searfoss on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am searching for information on HENDRICK GOUGER who came to Philadelphia on Sept. 18, 1727 on the ship William and Sarah. Surname is also spelled GOUCHER and GOUGHER. Any information would be appreciated on the individual or the surname

BRUNNER, COVINGTON posted by Rich Williams on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Looking for Adam BRUNNER born cir. 1870 in 1890 and 1900 Philadelphia Census Index to request copy of 1890 and 1900 census records. He may have been married around 1890 or may still have been a bachelor as my great-grandmother was born in 1892. His wife's name was May COVINGTON. His father was supposedly also named Adam and was rumored to be a Civil War Vet.

GARRETTY posted by Mildred Heard on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Edward Garretty immigrated from Ireland to Philadelphia about 1844. Could have ben on the Rapahanock but not confirmed. Wife and Mother and some children could have been traveling also. Would apreciate any info on Edward and the ship he and his family came to America on.

CONVERY, MCNALLY posted by Thomas Convery on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am trying to research my grandparents, Joseph Convery and Mary McNally, both born in Ireland. Joseph was married prior to his marriage to Mary McNally, I believe that her first name was Marie and she died on the 17th of April 1891 in Philadelphia, PA. The marriage license of Joseph and Mary is dated 4th of May 1892. I believe that Joseph immigrated to the Philadelphia area around 1887 and was naturalized in 1899 according to the 1920 census. The raised a family in Philadelphia. Joseph died in 1930 and is buried on the Holy Cross cemetery. Any information will be appreciated.

FLOMERFELT, FLUMERFELT posted by David Flomerfelt on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Looking for any information on George FLOMERFELT/FLUMERFELT, found in Philadelphia, 1820 Census as an Inkeeper, in 1830 as a Shoemaker, later in 1850 & 1860 Census was Armstrong FLOMERFELT as a Sailmaker.

PALKA, PIETRZAK posted by John Palka on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Am looking for any info on Jozef Palka, born about 1882 in Zakopane Poland. Also any info on Anna Pietrzak, born about 1880 in Nowy Targ, Poland. Jozef and Anna met and were married in Philadelphia Pa. at St. Adalberts Church. They each had at least two siblings living in Phila. They also each had several siblings who remained in Poland or Czechoslavakia. Jozef and Anna had eight children, one of whom was my father,Joseph. All but one of these children is deceased. Maryanna Palka Kucinski is the surviving sibling. I am trying to ascertain exactly when and where Jozef and Anna entered the U.S. Also I would like to find some specific info regarding thier lives before they left Poland. I have much info to share but am desperate for more background. Thank you in advance.

CROWLEY, KEARNEY posted by Sarah Kathlene Crowley on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am looking for any information on a James Dennis Crowley b abt 1790 in Philadelphia,PA and his wife Margaret Kearney b abt 1792 in Philadelphia, PA they were married abt 1820 Had a son Cornelius Crowley b Aug 10 1823 in Philadelphia, PA

BELL, LESHER posted by Alfred Skinner on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Seek more info on John Bell, immigrant ca 1800 to Phila, father of John Alexander Bell. Did other family members immigrate with him? Also Julia Ann Lesher, w. of John Alexander Bell, is said to be grand-daughter of Goerge Lesher of Moyamensing twp. Seel provenance and more info on this Lesher family.

MEREDITH posted by Alfred Skinner on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

MEREDITH, LOUISA: found her par. to be Samuel L. Meredith &Rachel Blight, m. in 19 Apr. 1812 in First Ref. Ch. [Pennsylvania German Marriages] .Who were parents of Samuel & Rachel? Also James Meredith m . Susan Haug 1807 [ibid]. Was James Sam's brother?

BOYD, GRUENINGER posted by Jeanne Boyd Messner on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

JOSEPHINE GRUENINGER b.abt ? Married THOMAS L.BOYD b.Dec.04,1889 they had two children.Mildred b.abt.1915 and Elmer b.abt.1917.Any info would be greatly appreciated.They lived at 1511 Parrish St.Phila.Penna.In the 1920's.THANKYOU

DUFFY, MAJOR, TOLBERT posted by Albert W. Duffy on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

William Crolis Duffy, my grandfather,b abt 1877, where? married Sarah Major, b abt 1877, where?. married abt 1899. They had three children, all born in Philly. They were Sarah,b abt 1900, Albert(my father) b 1904, Edith b 1916. My mother was a Tolbert. There were four children, Christina b abt 1903, John b 1906,Anna b 1913, Caroline b 1918

FREED, HEIMBACH posted by Leatha Archer on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Jennie Bell HEIMBACH and James Edwin FREED were married in Philadelphia in 1894. Both were from Snyder County, but Jennie Bell had grandparents in Philadelphia. One Banner (Barney) THOMAS. Does anyone have records showing exact date of marriage?

DOYLE, MEINZER posted by Joseph Hiers on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

DOYLE, MARION born1-7-1890 Died in Mount Holly NJ 1982. Married Edward C. Meinzer From Scranton Pa. about 1-1-1911.
Thank You

NEWLAND posted by Beth Smith on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am looking for information on the NEWLAND family. Edward, Francis, and William NEWLAND came to Phila. from England in the 1820's. Someone named Patrick MUNCY signed for one of the NEWLANDS for his naturalization papers. William NEWLAND married Sarah who was listed as Irish on the 1850 and 1860 census. They had the following children in the 1830's and 1840's: Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth, William A., and Catharine. Edward NEWLAND was married to Ann and they had at least 2 daughters: Susan and Ann, born in the same time frame. William NEWLAND was a Prof. of Music in Phila. and Edward may have had an eyeglass company. Does any of this sound familiar? Please contact me if it does. Thanks.

PERSCH posted by Beth Smith on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am looking for information on the PERSCH family. John Peter PERSCH came from Prussia in abt. 1851. He married Mary NEWLAND shortly afterwards, and they had at least four children: John Peter, JR. 1856, William 1858, Mary 1860, and George, after 1860. They lived in Phila. in the 1850's, then they probably moved to NY until the 1880's or 1890's. John Peter PERSCH was a banker and/or stock broker in Phila. and probably NY. On the 1850 & 1860 census, the PERSCH family was living with a Charles BOURGUIGNON and his family, so there was probably some relationship. There was also a Lawrence BURR on both censuses. Please contact me if you know anything about these families. Thanks.

GOULD posted by John W. Gould on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am seeking information on William Bond Gould - born in l8l6- Biography in Arkansas book states he came from Philadelphia - May have to moved to New York before coming to Arkansas in the l830's

MCDEVITT posted by Patrick Gudaitis on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Searching for information on William McDevitt. He was living in the 8th ward of Philadelphia in 1860 with wife, Fannie, and children, Sarah 1857, John 1859. William's birth date varies from 1822-1830, Ireland. He later settled in Schuylkill Co., PA.

KREINBERG posted by Helmut Neuner on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I'm looking for any information on the Kreinberg family that lived in Altenburg/Germany and emigrated to America. Kreinberg Herman born 1873 married with Kreinberg Ida (maiden-name Wisler born 1871) and children Russell born 1898, Carl born 1901, Ervin born 1905, Helen born 1911 and Norman born 1915. I am searching on descendants of them.

MORGAN, NICHOLS, SNYDER posted by Beth Smith on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am looking for info. on Albert & Anna NICHOLS, born abt. 1816 & 1822 respectively. On the 1850 census, they were living in the Northern Liberties section of Phila. with the SNYDER and MORGAN family. Anna may have been a SNYDER. Albert was 34 at the time & a tailor. Anna was 28. Their children were: Emma ,8, Mary, 4, and Albert, 9/12. A Mary Nichols, age 65, was living in the house as well as the following: Sarah Snyder, 65, Peter Snyder, 39, Sarah Snyder, 46. Mary Morgan, age 41, and her three sons Charles, George, & William were living there too. Mary was a SNYDER also. If you know anything about this family, please contact me. Thanks.

PATRICK posted by Lerissa Patrick on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I have just begun searching for ancestors and living relatives in the Philadelphia area.
I believe my great-great-great grandmother was Margaret Patrick, born 1800. She was the mother of John, Samuel and William, who were all Philadelphia paperhangers in the late 1800s.
John married Anna and was the father of Samuel, Henrietta and John.
Samuel married Ella or Ellie Wireman. They had 11 children: Annie (b. 1874), Joseph (b. 1875), Harry Wireman (b. 1878), Wilmore S. (b. 1881), Lula M. (b.1883), Ellwood J. (b. 1884), George S. (b 1886), Emma M. (b. 1891), Andrew F. (b. 1894).
Harry Wireman Patrick married Anna Emma Johnson. They had two children: Harry Edward (1908-1971) and my dad, George Andrew (1913-1997).
I'd appreciate hearing from anyone with links to any of these people.

MAGILL posted by Lyn Magill-Hoch on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Seeking information on the William MAGILL family. William Magill came from Ireland, apparently with his parents, married and had 5 children: William Joseph MAGILL, b. Feb. 19, 1878, David MAGILL, Samuel MAGILL, Margaret MAGILL, married ? PARTRIDGE and Mame MAGILL, married Erastus L. AUSTIN. There is allegedly a cemetery in Philadelphia where most of the MAGILL family are buried, including William MAGILL's parents. William MAGILL may have been on the School Board. I would appreciate ANY information. Thank you.

DEMERS posted by Tara Perrien on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

George Washington DEMERS b: abt 1848 in PA, living in Philadelphia in 1880 census record with wife Caroline b: abt 1854 in NY, dau. Katie b: abt 1876 in PA, son Theodore b: abt 1878 in PA, and son David M. b: abt Jan 1880. I believe George is also the George W. who had a son George Washington DEMERS b: 1884 in PA who in 1920 was living in Pennsauken, NJ with his wife Helen b: avt 1896 in PA, dau. Helen b: abt 1914 in PA and dau. Kathryn b; abt 1916 in PA, as well as father George, age 76. The 1880 census listed George, Sr. as being from PA, and his parents from DE, but the 1920 census lists them all as from France. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I tend to think the later information was probably in error, but may be heading in the right direction eventually.

MATLACK, MATLOCK posted by Mary Lou (Matlack) Byerly on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am looking for other descendants of Timothy Matlack b. 3/26/1736 and d 4/14/1829. He was very active in politics, both on the state and national level. His parents were Timothy and Martha (Burr) Matlack and his Grandparents were William and Mary (Hancock) Matlack. William was born in Nottinghamshire, England and he came to this country in 1677. (The name is also spelled Matlock.)

HORNING posted by Gary Horning on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Looking for any information on the Horning name, thought to have come into the Port of Philadelphia in the early to mid 1700's. Son we know of is named John(born in PA on 12/24/1792), we believe that there was at least one other brother. Most relatives are believed to have migrated to Elk County area of PA. We are looking for the parents of John. Many thanks

DONNELL posted by Pat Nelson on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I believe that my G-G-Grandfather, James O'DONNELL, immigrated to Philadelphia sometime between 1850 and 1866. According to the passenger and immigration lists index, there were 5 James O'Donnells who arrived during that time. I'd appreciate any help from Philly locals in sorting this out. My James O'Donnell immigrated from Mullaghduff, Ireland. He was born 1846. I believe he arrived with his wife, Brigid, who later died in Johnstown, PA. James enlisted in the U.S. Army at Johnstown. Brigid (nee Gallagher) apparently had some sisters who remained in Pennsylvania : Annie Sharkey in Johnstown and Mamey Sharkey in Harrisburg. James may have come with his father, John O'Donnell, but I'm not certain about this.
I understand that information about immigrants to Philadelphia can be found in:
"Index to Records of Aliens' Declarations of Intentions and/or Oaths of Allegiance, 1789-1880, in United States Circuit Cout, United States District Court, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Quarter Sessions Court, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia," vol. 9, Letter O, pp. 1-88. I'd appreciate any help finding out when he immigrated, on what ship, etc.
Thanks in advance.

MERKLE posted by Mary Merkle Holliday on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am searching for information regarding ALBERT MERKLE, born in Philadelphia about 1857, who married Amanda Glenn about 1877, and had a son Edward, in 1879. Albert was a Philadelphia policeman and some sort of political block captain. This was my grandfather and I can find nothing more about him. Any information would be GREATLY appreciated.

ALBERTSON, HOLICH, HOLIG, HOLLICK, HOLLOCK posted by Lani MacAniff on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Francis 'Frank' ALBERTSON (b. 1835 in Phila.; d. Sep 1893 in Phila.) m. Amanda HOLLOCK/HOLLICK (b. abt. 1839; d. 30 Apr 1926 in Phila.). He had 4 children born in Phila. (not certain that Amanda was the mother of the first two) and raised in the Evangelical Lutheran church:
Elwell A., b. abt. 1858; m. Julia Anna READ bef. 1880 in Phila.; d. 13 Sep 1936 in Phila.
Emma R., b. 1 Feb 1866; m. #1 James DAVIS 28 May 1885 in Phila., and #2 ___ROTH after 1887; d. June 1956
Taylor Hollock, b. 12 Apr 1873; m. Margaret WHITEHEAD 14 Oct 1903 in Phila.; d. 1 May 1953
Dallas Young, b. 30 Oct 1876; m. May SINGLEY 3 Jun 1903 in Phila.; d. unk.
Believe Francis 'Frank' ALBERTSON's father was Elwell/Elvil ALBERTSON (b. abt. 1806; d. 4 Mar 1877 in Phila.). Believe Amanda's father may have been William HOLLOCK/HOLLICK, who transferred his membership from a Meth. church to an Evan. Luth. church in Phila. in 1845.

GETTZ, GETZ, MIRLEY, READ, STEWART, STUART, THOMPSON posted by Lani MacAniff on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Francis READ, b. abt. 1755 (per his Will), place unk.; d. 16 Aug 1848, Moyamensing/Passyunk Twp. (now South Phila.); m. Martha (maiden name MIRLEY?) of Scotland (per her tombstone), widow of John STUART/STEWART. When and where Francis and Martha married is unknown (would have to have been after 1783, when Martha's youngest-known child, Mary, by her first husband was born).
Francis READ had the following children:
William READ, b. 1795, place unk. (believed to have been Phila.); d. 13 Aug 1854, Moyamensing/Passyunk Twp.; m. (Elizabeth) Sarah GETTZ/GETZ 27 Oct 1816 in Phila. They had 11 children, born and raised in Moyamensing/Passyunk Twp.
Elizabeth READ, b. 26 Oct 1797, Phila.; d. 1885, Moyamensing/Passyunk Twp.; m. Samuel THOMPSON 24 Nov 1814 in Phila. They had 4 children.

CLEMENTS, KINDSFATHER, KINDSVATER, VOLLMER posted by Lani MacAniff on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Henry VOLLMER supposedly b. abt. 1855 in Alsace, then part of Germany. He m. Catherine CLEMENTS by 1880 (in Germany or PA?). They had two children:
Emma Catherine, b. 27 Sep 1880 in Phila.; m. John K. McCLATCHEY 27 Aug 1900 in Phila.; d. 6 Jul 1927 in Phila.
William Joseph, b. 13 Feb 1884 in Phila.; m. Laura May ALBERTSON 7 Feb 1906 in Phila.; d. Dec 1962 in Phila.
Henry VOLLMER was present for the baptism of his first child in an Evangelical Lutheran church. I cannot find a baptismal records for his second child, my grandfather. Family legend is that Henry deserted his wife and children to return to Germany (in 1884?).
By 1888, Cath. CLEMENTS m. #2 (Henry?) KINDSFATHER/KINDSVATER, with whom she had 5 more children, who were raised Catholic in Phila.

GETTZ, GETZ, GOETZ, GOTZ, LESHER, LOESCHER posted by Lani MacAniff on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

George LESHER (b. abt. 1795; d. bef. 1850) m. Catherina GETZ/GETTZ/GOTZ (b. 8 Feb 1799 in Phila.; d. bef. 1860) 14 Oct 1819. They had 8 children, b. between 1820 & 1836 in Passyunk/Moyamensing Twps., whom they raised in the Evangelical Lutheran church.
Catharina was the dau. of George GOETZ & Catharina JUNG/YOUNG.
Believe George was the grandson of Mary & George LESHER/LOESCHER (b. abt. 1719 in Germ. or Switz.; d. 1795 in Moyamensing Twp.), through their son George or Jacob (not through their son John).

GETTZ, GETZ, GOETZ, GOTZ, JUNG, METZGER, YOUNG posted by Lani MacAniff on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Catharine/Catharina JUNG/YOUNG, b. abt. 1770 (in Germ., Switz., or PA?), d. Apr 1841 in Passyunk Twp., Phila. Co., m. (Johann) Georg(e) GOTZ/GOETZ/GETTZ 1 Mar 1790 in Phila. They had 12 children, b. and raised in Passyunk Twp.
George GETTZ, b. 20 Feb 1761 in Germ., d. 8 Sep 1844 in Phila., was the son of (Johann) Michael GOTZ and (Eva) Barbara METZGER, both b. in Germany.
Catharina JUNG/YOUNG was supposedly the dau. of Henry/Heinrich JUNG.

REDMOND, WHALEN posted by Martin F. Whalen on Wednesday, April 15, 1998


NELSON, NETTELTON, NETTLETON posted by Michael Ann Coker on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

WILLIAM GEORGE NELSON born 1828 in Philadelphia.Parents unknown. First wife MELANIE VELMA NETTEL(LE)TON child DANIEL PETER NELSON birth info unknown. Third wife Emma Gordy children Norman"Nat" and Horace. Associated families (relationships unknown) PARR, GORDON, DERRICK. Interested in any info on NELSON and NETTEL(LE)TON families.

LATREMOVILLE, RAMBIE posted by Michael Ann Coker on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

AARON RAMBIE born 1/4/1822 in Philadelphia. Parents BERNARD RAMBIE and MARIA LA TREMOVILLE. Father was merchant who made frequent trips from France to Philadelphia. Aaron was left with two of father's maiden aunts (presumably named RAMBIE also) to study for priesthood. Aaron came to TX in late 1840's. Aunts were said to be wealthy property owners. Any info on RAMBIE and LA TREMOVILLE families? Names are unusual but I am sure of the spelling of RAMBIE.

HAYDN posted by Bill Cooley on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Seeking family of Hiram Collins HAYDN, b. 1907 Cleveland, d. 1973 in Philadelphia. Md. (1) Rachel Norris, one child Mary, md.(2) Mary Tuttle, 3 children, Michael, Jonathan, and Miranda. Professor at U of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communications. He is grandson of Rev. Hiram Collins HAYDN of Cleveland and Case-Western Reserve. I am seeking link to Rev. Hiram's mother Lucinda COOLEY.

HUCK, SCHAEFFER posted by Clara Joyce Miller on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

( GEORGE ) CHRISTIAN SCHAEFFER married ANNA MARGARETHA HUCK at German Reformed Church in Philadelphia Jan.1,1788. Other families they are connected with are Gass,Hoch,Ritter,Reiff,Lesher,Deisher Wiser,Diese and Kerstetter. Any information on SCHAEFFER,HUCK and KERSTETTER would be great. Thank You

BENNER, BOBB posted by Sheila Wood on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

In Family papers, handwritten, latest date 1901, I found this: Jon Jacob BOBB, 1792, interred at St.Michaels and Zion. Does this church still exist? Was there a cemetery at this church? Also in family papers: At least six BOBB family members were listes as Interred at Donaldson or Ronaldson Cemetery in Peter BENNER'S vault, the father of Marie BENNER BOBB, the wife of Peter BOBB Jr. Does this cemetery still exist? Thank you,

HEISKELL posted by Donald C. Farrow on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Looking for information regarding a Mr. Colson Heiskell. All I know is that he was a "WOOL AND COTTON MERCHANT" in Philadelphia in 1867 the with offices located at 117 - 119 Chestnut Street, & 30 Letitia Strteet. His partners were William H. Thaw and Benjamin Walker. Any information regarding Mr. Colson Heiskell would be most appreciated.

FEICK, FEIG, FEIGHT, FICK, FITE posted by Diane Bender on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Casper FEIGHT was on a Quaker Naturalization list for 1740 in Philadelphia County. Interested in anything about this person or family. May be connected to the Bern twp, Berks Co. Johannes FEICK who d 1765.

CONDON posted by Pat Garrett on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

CONDON, Redmond/Redmund b. Ireland 1741 enlisted Rev War from Phil. PA. m. Ann York 21 Sep 1802 York Co. PA. d. Ohio 1830. Interested in any CONDON's in Phil Co. PA. in the 1700's. Are they related? did they travel together from Ireland to America?

FOGELSONG, VOGELGESANG posted by Shirley Combs on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am seeking info on my ancestor Simon FOGELSONG. b. in 1715 in Mimbach Germany, died in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa. on 19 May 1791. Is anyone researching this man? He was listed as 80 at the time of his death.
Thanks so much,

BRUCE posted by Larry L.S. Bruce on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Looking for information concerning a JAMES BRUCE who was in the 1790 census listed as a "Shoemaker". Please contact me if you have any info about this James Bruce.

MCKEONE posted by Lyle Larkin on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Looking for kin of Emma Elizabeth McKeone dob Sept. 13, 1895 PA. Mother & father's names ( JAMES & Emma ) McKeone James b. May 1860. Lived at 556 Judson St. Phila. PA wife Emma Jan. 1867 daughters.. Lizzy Oct. 1885, Retta Feb 1888, Emma Sep. 1890 & son Bernard May 1884.

WARD posted by Lyle Larkin on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Looking for more info on Joseph Ward. Wife Hanna b. Mar. 2, 1868 PA died July 16, 1931 Phila. Son Edward P. Ward . Hanna and her Husband lived at 5449 Rutland St. Phila PA Intered at Mt. Moriah Cemetary in West Phila, in the Fishburn family plot. At the time of death, she was living in my grandmothers house at the above address.

MELLINGER posted by Lyle Larkin on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

George Mellinger b. abt 1854 married a Ann Trion had child Blanche Irene Mellinger b. Feb. 25, 1874 Phila. PA Blanche married a William Lamon Trindle in the Fishtown part of Philly.

TROUT posted by Lyle Larkin on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Elmer Trout married Mable had daughter Jannette b. Sept. 7, 1905 Phila., PA married Robert Lamon Trindle b. Mar. 22, 1902 Phila., PA Had son William Lamon Trindle b. Apr. 26, 1929 Phila.,PA

LAMB posted by Lyle Larkin on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Samual Lamb b.Dec. 6, 1792 married Margaret Jorden had Samual Lamb Jr. b. May 18, 1756 in Carlisle,PA died 1810 Shenandoah, VA married Ann Trindle had children Mary 1784, Agnes 1786 John 1788Margaret 1790, Samual 1792,William 1794, David 1795,Alexander 1800. Margaret married Lewis Remy.

BERGER, SHRIVER posted by Christine Stallwood on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am looking for information regarding the ancestry of Frank Jay SHRIVER and Anna BERGER: Frank Jay Shriver (2.Isaiah2, 1.John1) b. 10 Oct 1869, Philadelphia, PA, occupation Tax Office - Phila., PA, m. 30 Jun 1896, in PA, Anna Berger, b. 5 Apr 1876, Philadelphia, PA, (daughter of William Berger and Anna Gruhler) occupation Floral Designer/Homemaker, d. 19 Nov 1956, Philadelphia, PA, buried 21 Nov 1956, Ivy Hill Cem., Germantown, Phila., PA. Frank died 27 Jul 1940, Philadelphia, PA, buried Ivy Hill Cem., Philadelphia, PA. According to The Philadelphia Press, Sunday, 1 Jul 1906, Frank and his wife, Anna, resided at their "handsome country home", Ellendale, near Ambler, outside of Germantown, Phila., PA. Anna: Anna worked in her father's florist business designing floral arrangements before her marriage to Frank Jay Shriver. She was very artistic. Children: i Rowland Berger Shriver b. 12 Jul 1899. ii Eleanor Ruth Shriver b. 3 Mar 1910. iii Dorothy Ann Shriver b. 30 Nov 1915.

JEFFRIES, SHRIVER posted by Christine Stallwood on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am looking for information regarding any of the family related to: Isaiah SHRIVER (1.John1) b. 1824, Philadelphia, PA, m. Amanda JEFFRIES, b. 15 Dec 1838, PA, (daughter of David W. JEFFRIES and Sarah MOYERS) occupation Housewife, d. 23 Dec 1915, Springfield, Montgomery Co., PA, buried 27 Dec 1915, Ivy Hill Cem., Germantown, Phila., PA. Isaiah died 7 Mar 1891, Philadelphia, PA, buried 11 Mar 1891, Ivy Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA. Children: i Frank Jay Shriver b. 10 Oct 1869.

BERGER, GRUHLER, YEAGER posted by Christine Stallwood on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am looking for any information related to these families: William BERGER (1.Christopher1) b. 14 Jul 1847, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany, occupation Gardener/Florist, m. in America, Anna GRUHLER, b. 23 Sep 1845, Weisbaden, Germany, (daughter of Jacob GRUHLER and Ursula YEAGER) d. 20 Apr 1936, Philadelphia, PA, buried 22 Apr 1936, Ivy Hill Cem., Germantown, Phila., PA. William died 5 Feb 1920, Philadelphia, PA, buried 9 Feb 1920, Ivy Hill Cem., Germantown, Phila., PA. William was born in the German occupied section of Alsace-Lorraine, later moving to Karlsrhue and then Baden Baden, where he became the head gardener of the spas and gardens. He owned and operated BERGER BROS. FLORIST in Phila., PA.

DONAHUE, WINROW posted by Julie Parks on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Looking for information on Charles Donahue. He married Elizabeth Winrow (don't know where she was from) and they had a daughter, Elizabeth Gertrude Donahue, born October 21, 1888. Supposedly he served in the Civil War.
I have found a Charles Donahue who served in Company G, 23 Penna. Infantry, who mustered out in Philadelphia on Sept. 8, 1864 but have no idea if this is the correct Donahue.
Any informatino would be greatly appreciated.

RONAN, ROVAN posted by Peggy Ledrich on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

RONAN, ROVAN, First names John, d.o.b. 1858, Thomas, and Margaret, d.o.b. Jan. 1891. CASPER, Bertha, d.o.b. Nov 1869, Margaret's mother. Looking for a Glove Factory located in Philadelphia, where Margaret worked, about 1920. Margaret was my maternal Grandmother. She married an Ohioan named Michael ENDRES about 1921.

MILLER posted by Sue Owens on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

MILLER, Jacob Sr. born May 12, 1729 in Falkners Swamp, PA. Falkners Swamp was supposedly in Philadelphia County, PA. Would like a map or at least proof that it was in Philadelphia County, PA. Also, is it spelled Falkners or Faulkners?

NORTH posted by Michael Robinson on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Caleb NORTH born 1678, came to Philadelphia from Westmeath, Ireland, with his large family in 1729, and settled in Philadelphia County and city. Son Roger NORTH born 1704 married Ann RAMBO 10/13/1733, they settled on Mingo Creek Philadelphia County, later Montgomery Co. This couple had 13 children. I have large amounts of information on this family, looking for other descendants of this family, and other details.

BLACKFORD posted by Albert W. Duffy on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Mrs. CHRISTINA (TOLBERT) BLACKFORD,last known by me to live on fourth st, around Dauphin. She had four children, EWARD, JOHN, RICHARD, FLORENCE.I heard that Edward had been in the navy, and has since retired, and John had been in the coast gguard.

PEARSON, WISELEY posted by John M. Speirs on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Who was Ann WISELEY's husband? Ann Wiseley married Elias Pearson on June 30, 1757 in the Old Swede's Church in Philadelphia. She had 4 children by a Wiseley prior to marrying Elias Pearson. The were: William Wiseley, d. 6/23/1818; Mary Wiseley, d. before 1832, m. a John Thomson or Thompson; John Wiseley, Will dated april, 1822, wife named Mary; Francis Wiseley, b. 1753, Will dated February 26, 1832. Ann Wiseley Pearson had 2 children by Elias: Isaac Pearson, married Elizabeth; Thomas Pearson,married Martha.
Ann Wiseley Pearson married a James Sparks in November 19, 1772.
Ann may have moved to York County at some point in time.

BORENGLAZER posted by Larry Cohen on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am serching for any information on a Harry Borenglazer, that died in and is buried in Philadelphia sometime between 1910 - 1925. This is the only link I have to my family. I know that I have relatives there but do not know who they are. My Grandfather moved to NYC and changed his name to Jack Cohen.

VANFOSSEN posted by Mark Van Fossen on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I'm looking for information on the origins and the spouse of Arnold VAN FOSSEN who immigrated to the Province of Pennsylvania about 1700. Apparently Arnold bought land in Germantown in 1702 and later in Bebber's township. I have the first name of his with as Mary ... but no last name.

CLARE posted by John F. Clare on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Jacob CLARE born 1852 in Philadelphia, Pa. wife: Elizabeth McNALLY

GREEN, GREENE posted by Barbara Taurinsky on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

GREEN(E), Jane - believed to have lived at Greenhill Farms near Philadelphia. Born 1769, perhaps in Chester County, PA. Married Patrick McCahan in 1795. Their family eventually settled in Juniata (then Mifflin) County, PA. Looking for sibling/parent info on Jane (and Patrick). Please contact me with any information. Thank you.

MCCAHAN, MCCANN posted by Barbara Taurinsky on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

MCCAHAN (MCCANN), Patrick - born 1766 near Dublin, Ireland. Handwritten family records say that Patrick, with two of his brothers, John and Paul came over from Ireland sometime after the Revolutionary War. John and Paul may have helped originate the MCCAHANs of Philadelphia and possibly families elsewhere. For reason unknown, their name was changed from MCCANN to MCCAHAN after their arrival in America. Patrick married Jane GREEN(E) in 1795 in Chester County, PA and settled in then Mifflin, now Juniata County, PA. At one time, Patrick was Sheriff of Mifflin County. Looking for information on his parentage. Thanks.

FAYER posted by Stan Fayer on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I am looking for the graves of JOE and BLANCH FAYER . Joe was in business on 3rd and South Streets from the 1880's selling butter and eggs. At one time they lived in Upper Darby. They may be buried in one of the old Jewish Cemeterys in the city. Any help would be appreciated .

HAGAN, RAMSEUER, RAMSOWER posted by Sally Black on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Francis HAGAN was b.1763 Philadelphia Co. Pa. need parents'names. Heinrich Ramseuer wife and son Johanne Adam Ramseuer came to America on the ship Samuel in 1732 and settled in Philadelphia Co.Pa Any help will be appreciated.


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