Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Posted Queries for May 1998


REILLY posted by Peggy Brill on Friday, May 15, 1998

Patrick and Mary O'REILLY from County Cavan Ireland, came to Philadelphia in 1846. They had son Philip and probably a son James, possibly other children. Philip was an infant when they left Co. Cavan. (I wish I knew the parish in Co. Cavan that they came from) Philip married Margaret McCann and they had a son James (My grandfather) I believe some of the family is buried in Holy Cross Cemetary. Wish I knew who (?) beyond my grandfather James Philip O'Reilly. From old records I know that they lived at 621 S. 12th st.;1041 Clement St. until Philip's death at age 34 years. Philip's widow, my GGrandmother Margaret, lived at 2054 Hand and 2026 Lombard st. She died in May 1895. I know approximate dates of death from pension records. Philip and James served with the Union army during Civil War in Co. C 69th Infantry Penna. Volunteers. James was an officer and is reported to have his name on a monument in Gettysburg. A family physician who attended the family of Patrick and Mary O'Reilly was Dr. A. H. Fish. I would appreciate any information that anyone can send me concerning the O'Reilly family described here. Thanks!!

RADGE, RATGE, REDGE, REDKEY posted by George Simmons on Friday, May 15, 1998

Looking for info on JACOB RADGE who arrived in Philadelphia Dec 3, 1740 on the ship "Robert and Alice". RADGE aka REDKEY, RATGE, REDGE. Jacob married Catharine ?. Jacob died July 28, 1784. Catharine died 1797. Their son ADAM married MARY DAVIS dau of CAPT JOSHUA DAVIS. Adam and Mary arrived Highland Co, Ohio in 1808. Adam died 1810, buried in Washington, PA. Family records say Adam served in Rev War. By 1808 name RADGE recorded as REDKEY. Any info much appreciated.

CLYMER posted by Jim Burnell on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am seeking information on the dispersal of the children of George and Mary CLYMER. George, financer of the Revolution, had 7 children (5 males). I have an Eva CLYMER in my lineage who we are told is descended from George & Mary. My line is located in central PA - Northumberland/Union/Snyder Counties. Mary CLYMER reportedly died in Northumberland County in 1813, so I am thinking perhaps she lived out her last years with one of her children who migrated north and west. Any information is greatly appreciated.

HALL, HIGGOTT posted by Jean Leeper on Friday, May 15, 1998

I have ancestors Thomas Hall, born Lichfield, Staffordshire, England and Sarah Jane Higgott (?Brown) born either Birmingham, Warwicksire or Branstone, Staffordshire, England who arrived in Philidelphia on January 8, 1869 on the ship "The Great Western". (I have the manifest) I think they may have married soon after their arrival. They already had two toddlers with them. I have been told they married around the first of January. He was suppose to have left a child behind so I believe with no divorces allowed in England, at that time, that they choose to start a new life here. Where can I search for a possible marriage record? One member of the family has their wedding clothes. Any help or ideas appreciated.

CHAMBERLAIN, FISHER, WALLINGTON posted by Sophie Fisher on Friday, May 15, 1998

Seeking family of Eliza Chamberlain WALLINGTON (1832-1913) who married Elhanan FISHER (1826-1916) son of Evan Fisher and Susannah Shingle, in Philadelphia 1852.

RUSK posted by Ray Nagel on Friday, May 15, 1998

Looking for any information on Elisabeth RuskMarried to Mathew Rusk had a son Jacob born in 1832I know she died in Philadelphia but not sure when I am looking for her birthdate and place of birth also maiden name she was of Indian descent and was a healer.

GREANUS, GREENIAUS, GRENIAUS, GRENNIS posted by Elizabeth Rogers on Friday, May 15, 1998

Looking for surname from which GRENNIS is derived. Possible spellings GREANUS, GREENIAUS, GRENIAUS. Emigrated from Germ to PA, Philadephia maybe 1770s or 1780s. Possible given names, Sylvester or Simeon. I am stuck on this surname.

ASHTON posted by Arlene Gaumer Hackman on Friday, May 15, 1998

Peter Keen Ashton, b.28 Dec 1808, d.8 Sep 1854, , son of Joseph and Hannah Keen Ashton of Lower Dublin Twp., Philadelphia Co., PA . m. bef 1839 to Deborah (possibly Dyre or Walton), b.12 Jan 1808, d.20 Dec 1877. Both buried All Saints Espicopal Ch., Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA. Children: Joseph Keen, Edward, Martha Anderson, Hudly A., and James D. Looking for family of Deborah.

SCHWARTZ posted by Bob Bavis on Friday, May 15, 1998

Look for information on a Willian Bryson SCHWARTZ married to Ida ?????. He was born in 1879 (Baltimore Co., MD). He married an IDA ????, date unknown. Both are suppose to be buried in Philadelphia. He died in the Jan 1965. Don't know when she died. Social Security death index list a lot of Ida Schwartz.

MAAG, MUEGGE, MUGG posted by D.J. Taylor on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am looking for info about Henry MAAG who was a soldier in the German Battalion during the Americann Revolution. The name could have been spelled Mugg or Muegge. Did he have a son named John Mugg or a son named William? Thanks for your interest in this.

HUGHES, LITTLE posted by Greg Eck on Friday, May 15, 1998

Looking for any info. on Raymond HUGHES or Alice LITTLE born last century on Philadelphia County and gave birth to my grandmother, Alice HUGHES, born Aug.22, 1901 on Garnett St. and baptized in St. Monika's parish.

ADDIS, READING, ROBERTS, WALTON posted by Julie Hampton Ganis on Friday, May 15, 1998

Looking for descendants of these families. Names found in Bible dated 1802. Lived near Philadelphia in 1798. William Reading b.Oct 15, 1768-d.Sep 22, 1859 at 90 md. Ruth b.Jun 19, 1769-d.Oct 24, 1855 at 86. Grandson William Reading lived at Hatboro, PA on Jul 17, 1851. Children: 1-Thomas Reading b.May 7, 1795 md. Mar 1, 1821 md. Maria; 1a-Wilson/Wilton Reading b.Feb 22, 1822; 1b-Alfred Reading b.Jul 15, 1824; 2-Hiram Reading b.Nov 15, 1796 md. Nov 23, 1820; 2a-William Reading b.Aug 25, 1821; 2b-George Reading b.Feb 16, 1824-d.Jun 10, 1825 at 16 mos. ;3-Giles Reading b.Feb 9, 1800 md. Sep 26, 1822 md. Susanna; 3a-Sarah Ann Reading b.Aug 5, 1823; 3b-William Reading b.Mar 4, 1826. Others mentioned in bible: Maryellen Reading b.Jun 19, 1848; Ruthanna Reading b.Jul 20, 1850-d.Oct 18, 1851; Hiram Reading b. Feb 27, 1852; Evan Davis Reading b.Nov 8, 1853; Mary Reading b.Oct 26, 1824-d.Dec 20, 1909 d/o Evan and Mary J. (Davis) Reading; Jane Addis b.Jul 26, 1806; Isaac Roberts [b.1742] d.Aug 28, 1815 at 73 ; Agnes Roberts [b.1743] d.Apr 9, 1814 at 71; Hannah Roberts [b.1765] d. Dec 10, 1839 at 74 ; William Roberts [b.1768] d.Jan 20, 1847 at 79; Sarah Walton [b.1764] d.Jun 10, 1846 at 82.

CRONIN posted by Kevin Connelly on Friday, May 15, 1998

Looking for information on MORRIS "JOHN" CRONIN , born About 1841 in County Cork, Ireland. Worked at Baldwin's Locomotive Works in Philadelphia. Lived in a boarding house called Ledger Place. Married MARY ELLEN DONAHUE/DONOHUE about 1868. Morris died 26 May 1869 of a skull fracture when he was struck in the head with a saw while working at working at Baldwin's Locomotor Works. He was buried on 28 May 1869 in Bristol PA.

DONAHUE, DONOHUE posted by Kevin Connelly on Friday, May 15, 1998

Looking for information on Donohue/Donaghue /Donahue family. CATHERINE "KATE" (nee ?) DONOHUE was born about 1810 in Ireland and emigrated to Philadelphia with her daughter MARY ELLEN DONOHUE around 1865. They lived in a boarding house called Ledger Place. Catherine died 9 January 1874 of Pneumonia, and was buried 11 January 1874 in the New Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA. MARY ELLEN DONOHUE was born about 1844 in County Cork, Ireland, and probably emigrated to Philadelphia with her mother. She married MORRIS CRONIN probably in 1867-68, and was remarried to JOHN CONNELLY on 28 November 1871 in St. Joseph's Church, Philadelphia, PA. Mary died 21 January 1916 of Chronic Myocarditis in Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, PA , and was buried on 26 January 1916 in the New Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA

DEVINE, GERLACH posted by George D. Devine on Friday, May 15, 1998

My grandfather's name was James Devine.His middle name was Joseph. He died on Nov 9, 1938 in Philadelphia at 2204 S.19th Street. He was born April 16th, 1867. He spent much of his life working for the PRT as a trolley conductor. He married Mary A. Gerlach, who was on born Jan 22nd 1866 and she died circa 1908. They had 10 children. Three died early in life. Children:
Elizabeth, born March 1889
George, born Jan 1896
James Joseph born, July 8,1899
Charles Howard, circa 1906
Agnes, born July 19898
Edward, born Feb 21,1900
Eleanor, born June 11,1889
I am looking for James Devine's parents or a connection to Mary A Gerlach's parents. Can you help?

BECK posted by Richard Beck on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am seeking information about and relations for the following individuals:
Christian Beck (immigrated 1860-1870), and his sons Albert Beck (b. 1866), Herman Beck (b. 1875), and Theodore Beck (b. 1880?).

SCHNEIDER posted by Beth Smith on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am looking for information on Hartmann SCHNEIDER who was married to Maria Catharina. They had at least one child, Georg Carl SCHNEIDER, born in 1769, baptized in St. Michael/Zion Church in Phila. Hartmann may have come to Phila. in 1767, and he may have had brothers named Johannes, Jacob, and/or Adolph Carl SCHNEIDER. Adolph Carl was married to Maria REISER in 1766.

HENDLE posted by Richard Brown on Friday, May 15, 1998

Seeking information on (The Rev) William HENDLE (pastor Germ. Ref. Ch. in Race below 4th St Philadelphia) father of Marian Elizabeth HENDLE who was born 2 September 1770

BOERNER posted by Richard Brown on Friday, May 15, 1998

Seeking information on Maria Christine BOERNER who married a Valentine Hiss on 4 Jul 1758 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

SHRIVER posted by Christine Stallwood on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am looking for information regarding my SHRIVER family from Springfield, Germantown, Ambler, and Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Press Newspaper wrote an article which was printed Sunday, 1 July 1906, titled, "100 Society Folk at Tenth Wedding Anniversary Fete." The article was referring to the tenth wedding anniversary of my Great Grandparents, Frank J. Shriver and Anna (Berger) Shriver. The following is a list of the guests that were named SHRIVER - I am looking for any information about them: Mrs. Amanda SHRIVER, Mr. & Mrs. C.M. SHRIVER, Mrs. John SHRIVER, Mr. Warren R. SHRIVER, Mr. & Mrs. Grant SHRIVER, Mrs. Anne SHRIVER, Mrs. Mary A. SHRIVER, Mr. & Mrs. George SHRIVER, Miss Emma SHRIVER, and Miss May SHRIVER.

GORDON posted by Eleanor Lovett on Friday, May 15, 1998

Looking for any connection to a John, Robert, Nathanel James GORDON, all lived in Philadelphia. John b/ abt 1853 M Ellen, James b/ abt 1852 married Margaret Brown.

GOODWIN posted by Bonita Hillmer on Friday, May 15, 1998

Seeking information for a friend, David Adams, regarding:
GOODWIN, Converse H. and wife, ____ ZLUHAN born about 1854. Lived in Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA.
Any help would be appreciated.

GEORGE posted by Chris G. George on Friday, May 15, 1998

Seeking any information on HARRY GEORGE, a Greek restaurant-owner in Philadelphia. IHe was married to MARY NICHOLAS on 3/2/24 and died 2/51. I would like to know where he was born in Greece, parents' names, and when he became a citizen. Also any information on his wife would be appreciated.

MCENTEE, VANDERSTEN, VANDERSTINE posted by Chris G. George on Friday, May 15, 1998

Seeking information on WILLIAM VANDERSTINE (VAN DERSTEN?) and his second wife, MARGARET MCENTEE. He was born circa 1875 in Philly. She was born in 1895 in Camden, New Jersey. Her parents were CHRIS MCENTEE AND MARY HAYES (never married). We would like to know the countries and counties of origin of their parents. Thank you.

HOUSEMAN posted by Kathy Byers on Friday, May 15, 1998

Looking for George HOUSEMAN and wife (?), parents of Joseph Sylvester, born abt. 1918 and Charles, Sr., born 1910-1925. Sons later moved to Calif. Were there other children? Who was his wife? Who were the parents of George and his wife?

MULLIN posted by Frank Mullin on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am looking for the ship on which Bernard MULLIN arrived at the port of Phila. in 1846. He stated in his naturalization papers (1871) that he was a minor on arrival. He was born in Ireland but I don't know where.
Thank you.

STEIN posted by Kristine Stein-Persico on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am looking information on my great grandfather Paul Alphonse Stein. He jumped ship in Philadelphia in 1907. (The Astoria) He was a machinist by trade and worked the waterfront as a longshoreman. He was born in Kattoweicz, Germany and married my great grandmother, Antoinette Basinski in Philadelphia. Any info you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

FLECK, SWAIM posted by Shirley Helene Powell on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am searching the surnames FLECK / SWAIM, and would like to find the marriage date ( abt 1898 ) of ANNA LOUISE FLECK of Phila, Pa. DOB. 4 / 5 / 1880 to JOSEPH GABRIEL SWAIM DOB. 12 / 25 / 1873 of New Jersey. Also the names of Joseph Parents and anything about Joseph's parents. I Thank you for your time, it is very much appreciated.

SMITH posted by Jim and Donna Dexter on Friday, May 15, 1998

SMITH, John Blair, Reverand. Looking for information on Reverand Smith who was minister at the Pine St. Presbyterian Church at his death in the late 1700's and is burried in the court yard. He is the son of Reverand Robert Smith, and brother of Reverand Samuel Stanhope Smith. He also had a brother Ebenezer, a brother William, and a brother Robert. If anyone decends from John Blair Smith, or his siblings, we would like to exchange info.

LESTER posted by John Fahrnbruch on Friday, May 15, 1998

LESTER, Peter: born abt 1675 in Leicester, lived in Philadelphia,granddaughter Hannah LESTER.

CLEMSON posted by George Scherman on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am trying to find some information on William CLEMSON, who I believe was born in Philadelphia in the early 1800s. His wife was Rachel Tatum CLEMENT and he had one daughter that I know of, Beulah. He later located to Reading,PA. He may be related to THOMAS GREENE CLEMSON, who founded Clemson university in South Carolina. William was likely a Quaker.

BODEN posted by Kathy DeMoss on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am seeking information on Elizabeth Van Nueiwkirk Boden born in Cheltenham, Pa. September 15, 1889 and died May of 1979 in Philadelphia. I also believe she worked at a hospital in Philly according to the 1920 census. I would appreciate any information available and any information on her brother Harry Clark Boden who was an architect in Philly and died in 1955.
Thank you,

SUMMERILL posted by JoAnn Cupp on Friday, May 15, 1998

Seeking info or other researchers of the family of Naomi SUMMERILL listed in 1790 census in Philadelphia County, Blockley Twp. Naomi. head of household is listed as a spinster with 4 free white males under 16 and 3 free white females including head. I am assuming that she was a sister of these children. I am wondering if my ancestor James SUMMERILL who died in 1824 in Allegheny Co may have been her brother.

NATHANS, YESLEVITZ, YOSELEVITZ posted by Diane Pilz on Friday, May 15, 1998

Currently trying to trace the descendents of Bessie's four sons-NATHAN, MORRIS or SHEA, FRANK, AND ISIDOR or IRVING. Bessie and her husband emigrated about 1890, when Nathan was about 2. The other boys were born 1892 to about 1900. Nathan Nathans married Kate, Frank married Sadie, and then Agnes. Looking to fill in gaps!

DEVINE, RYAN posted by Lynn Fields on Friday, May 15, 1998

My stepson and I are hunting his maternal ancesters. The earliest we know of is Joseph Ryan and Gertrude Devine in Philadelphia. They had a least 9 children that we know of. The names Francis and Joseph seem to be repeated in descedents. Believe the family immigrated from Ireland during the Potato Famine. We are searching his father's lines, and he would also like to find these-his mother's. Any information greatly appreciated.

KEIT, KIGHT, KITE, KYTE posted by Greg Kyte on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am researching the KITE KEIT KYTE KIGHT families of Philadelphia Co. PA. The tax list of 1734 shows Windle KEIT who appears to be of German descent.. I believe this to be the same person as John Windle KITE who later migrated to Augusta Co. VA. John had 4 sons that we know of: George, John Philip, William.
Another line of KITEs were living in Philadelphia as early as the late 1600s. Most of this family were Quakers and originally from England.
I am seeking information on Richard KITE bc. 1730-40 ? d. after 1810 Carter Co TN, wife Eleanor ___?, and son Isaac KITE b. 1761-70. This family appears in northeast TN by 1783. There is a record from Swedes Church dated 1775 of the birth of Meriam KITE, whose parents are listed as Richard & Jean. I would love to correspond with others interested in these families.

CLOYD, DAVIS, JORDAN, MCALLISTER, NORTH, RAMBO posted by Sylvia McAllister on Friday, May 15, 1998

I'm looking for information on Thomas B McAllister who married Mary Jane JORDON of Lycoming PA. She was a daughter of Jerimiah Jordon and Margaret FORESMAN. She was born December 29, 1831 in Lycoming, PA. Thomas was born November 25, 1822 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA. Thomas and Mary Jane had 10 children: Thomas Jeremiah (1852, LaPorte, PA), Mary Margaret, Zaidee Rebecca (KS), William Alexander (MO), Alfaretta Jane (MO), Harmon Fassett (MO), Suel Hull (MO), Cloyd North (MO), Robert Lewis (MO), and Norah Novella (MO). I've been told about a Jeremiah Jordan who was the son of Amos Jordan and Sarah Davis. This ties in with the North, Cloyd, and Rambo lines. I would like to verify that the two Jeremiah's are the same. I suspect they are only because there are three generations of Cloyd North McAllister's in my direct line. If you can help, I would appreciate it. Other names associated with the family:PETERS, BOWEN,SINER, DAVIS, LITTLE
If you recognize any of these names, please contact me. Thanks

REMINGTON posted by Toni Lasseter on Friday, May 15, 1998

REMINGTON, WILLIAM b. 20 Sept. 1800 Philly, PA - Looking for birth confirmation on my 4th GGrandfather who may have had a Quaker connection. Also, looking for his parents, one of which might be REMINGTON, CLEMENT; who was present in Phila. Co., PA in 1790, 1800, 1820 & 1830 PA Fed. Censuses. Any clues or information on these two men would be greatly appreciated!!

WEIRAUCH, WYROUGH posted by Cornelia Warner on Friday, May 15, 1998

Family stories claim that John and Mary WEIRAUCH/WYROUGH were buried in a Catholic cemetery in Philadelphia. They died before 1850, and I have found Johns inventory, but the will, apparently was lost. All I know about them is the spelling of their name, that they came to America around 1825-1830, and that they came from Alsace-Lorraine, France. Their children were Magdelene, Michael, Caroline, Jacob and Francis. Michael settled in Altoona, Blair Co., PA, and I believe his descendants still reside there. Jacob went to Montana, Francis went first to Missouri, then to Kansas, finally California. one of the girls (blanking on which one) died in Keokuk, Iowa. as usual, little is known about the girls. I would love to cross the pond with John and Mary, if I could. any help is greatly appreciated.

LADIG, LEYENDECKER, VANDEBURG posted by Gay Viau on Friday, May 15, 1998

Would appreciate any information about these families, who were immigrants from Germany between 1738 and 1760. They arrived at Philadelphia, and lived in Philadelphia County for several years, but then relocated to Goshenhoppen (Bally, Berks County). Were known to have been traveling with HORLACHER'S. Some of these individuals are buried in North Carolina.

MORISON, MORRISON posted by Kris Morison on Friday, May 15, 1998

Thanks to a chart handed down through my husband's family I have his earliest known ancestor on his Morison lineage as Hugh MORISON. Supposedly Hugh was born in Scotland. If anyone has information on this family, I will be happy to exchange info. And thanks!

DILLON posted by Bud Dillon on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am searching my grandfather, DILLON Henry Bernard, born Roscommon Ireland May 17 1869. He emmigrated to Phila circa 1885. He was naturalized in Phila on January 09 1892. He lived at 1807 E. Sargeant st Phila (19125) He worked for PTC (now SEPTA) as a carpenter. I would appreciate any information or family links at all on him. Thank You.

GLANCE, GLANTZ posted by Naomi Robinson on Friday, May 15, 1998

Hieronymus Glantz came to America on the ship Adventure 23 SEP 1732 to the port of Philadelphia, Pa.. Also there was Jerimy Glance, age 29, Marrea Medl. Glance, age 30, Anna Margreate Glance, age 9, and Do. Micalle Glance age 4. Any information would be of the greatly appreciated.

GREINER posted by Gene Wine on Friday, May 15, 1998

John Greiner was born in Philadelphia in 1810. He went to Marietta OH, where he was a painter and dealer in painting materials. He married Laura Bennett of Athens OH. He was State Librarian of Ohio for 8 years, was for some time editor of the Ohio State Journal, and then of the Columbus Gazette. In the early 1850's he spent some time in federal offices in New Mexico, one of which may have been as territorial governor. In 1866 he came to Zanesville OH, bought the Zanesville Times, and married Mona Willey of that city. He died in Toledo OH in 1871. John Greiner was most famous for his many political campaign songs, mostly for the Whigs. I am particularly interested in knowing his parents, and his siblings if any.

JENKINS posted by Sheryl Miller on Friday, May 15, 1998

JENKINS,Charles S. born july 4,1826 in Philadelphia,Pa. Married Mary E.Anderson November 27,1856 in Lawrence County,In. Had 5 children: Henry,Charles,George,Lucinda,John all born in IN.He serve in the Mexican War, and latter in the Civil War,mustered out has capt. In 1860 census for Lawrence county it stated his parents were foreign born. Please help in finding his parents.

LEVERING posted by Beverly Schumacher on Friday, May 15, 1998

Daniel LEVERING born Roxborough PA Dec 2, 1704, married Margaret BEANE. Lived in Whitpain Township, now in Montgomery County, when he burned his butt testing a cannon for the Revolutionary War. I need the name of the "authentic history of Whitpain Township" in which the story was first told and location of the book. Daniel LEVERING died June 12, 1776.

BENNETT, PELTON posted by W Lee Pelton on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am looking for Samuel A Pelton (b 1859) or William Pelton both of Philadelphia, Penn. William may have been Samuel's father. Mary Bennett may have been his mother. The family moved west and was in Contra Costa California by the 1870's. Any information would be appreciated.

BARNHURST posted by Dale Michael Barnhurst on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am Seeking information on ancestors and descendants of Joseph BARNHURST, chr. 18 May 1782 at St. Martins, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, married Priscilla Underhill 1808, will proved 7 May 1857 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

BOYD posted by Susan Boyd Nielsen on Friday, May 15, 1998

James BOYD was born in 1795 in Philadelphia Co. He had a sister, Margaret BOYD, and their father was probably John BOYD (not proven yet) who was born in 1765 at Moreland Manor, Philadelphia Co. John's parents were Hugh BOYD and Elizabeth. John's siblings were Thomas(1763), Jane(1767), Elizabeth(1773), and Sarah(1775).

ELDER, WOLF, WOLFE posted by Jeanne Arnold on Friday, May 15, 1998

William S. Wolf (or Wolfe) born 30 June 1819 or 1820 in Pennsylvania, married Margaret J. Elder born 13 Mar 1831 in Pennsylvania. Census records indicate that both parents of Margaret and William were also born in Pennsylvania. Their first child, Mary E., was born 14 Feb 1851 in Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA. Four other children, Noah W., Charles, Ellen, and John, were born in Pennsylvania by 1865. The family moved to Mt. Carroll Twp., Carroll Co., Illinois, and had children named: Grant D., Harry, Belle, Lula M., and Ira. So far unable to locate any record of the families in Philadelphia County, so would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone whose family seems related.

MCCARTY, RICHARDSON posted by Gary Edward Young on Friday, May 15, 1998

Interested in DARBY MC CARTY who married HANNAH RICHARDSON in 1736, the marriage recorded in First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia. Does anyone know more about the records recorded in this Church? Some have said that the minister served a wide area and that marriages recorded there may be from other counties. By 1747, Darby and Hannah had settled in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and one record there suggests they had come from Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. Am trying to identify parents and siblings for Darby and wife Hannah.

CANTRELL, CANTRIL posted by Cindy Davis on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am looking for Joseph CANTRELL b 1695 d 1787 m ca 1718 to Catherine HEATH. I think his father was Richard CANTRIL. Any information is greatly appreciated.

SWEARINGEN, TAYLOR posted by Lola M. Weber on Friday, May 15, 1998

Joseph Swearingen's will was written 7 Oct 1809 "Philadelphia City and County", indicating "being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory". Where might I look for a death record of Joseph Swearingen in Philadelphia PA? Marriage to Jemima TAYLOR of Delaware Co PA about 1804. Where might I look for a marriage record in Philadelphia for this time? Son, Joseph Cloud SWEARINGEN born 30 Apr 1808, Philadelphia PA. Where might I look for something to help prove this? Son Joseph Cloud SWEARINGEN and his mother, Jemima TAYLOR SWEARINGEN were in Washington Co, PA by Nov. 1811 when she married a second time to Robert ANDERSON.

HARTNETT, MATURO, WARING posted by Debbie Bromiley on Friday, May 15, 1998

Looking for any information and pictures of a place called MATURO AMUSEMENTS IN PHILADELPHIA.
Looking for any information on the name of Hartnett, my grandparents were Anna Eleanor Waring Hartnett and John Hartnett all of Phila. pa.
Thanks for all your help,

MCGARRIGLE posted by Michael Hamilton on Friday, May 15, 1998

Mary Dorothy McGarrigle lived on Maniyunk (sp?) Ave in Philadelphia in the early 1900s. She is my grandmother. She married Edwin Joseph Hamilton. Both are buried at Westchester Cemetary in Philadelphia. Any information would be appreciated.

DALUISIO, DALUISO, DALUSIO posted by Sue Barrett on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am looking for any information on these Surnames - The only thing that I know is my Great Grandfather had a brother Giuseppe (Joseph) who moved to Philadelphia and that he possibly had 11 children. Thanks in advance,

CLEAVER, ENGARD, REDHEIFFER, TRIBBLE posted by Gerre Engard Byrd on Friday, May 15, 1998

Philip Engard/Engart immigrated to American in 1728, arriving on the Mortonhouse as a "Palatine". He is thought to have married Catherine Cleaver. He and Catherine settled in Upper Dublin, raising at least 11 children there. One of his gr grandsons is named Peter Tribble Engard. The "Tribble" is said to be a family name. And this Peter is a "Jr".
Peter's father is also Peter Engard who married Anna Maria "Mary" REDHEIFFER, the daughter of Andrew Redheiffer.
If you are a "cousin", please contact me.

HOLLIS posted by Bill Hollis on Friday, May 15, 1998

Looking for information about William, Arthur, Richard, Francis and Jennifer Hollis, children of Richard? and Mary? Hollis. They were born between 1875 and 1890 in Philadelphia. Francis had two sons, Francis and William (my father).

MALLON posted by Gayle Mallon on Friday, May 15, 1998

location of Edward Robert Mallon, birth approximately 1909, Philadelphia

HARMAN, HARMON, HERMAN posted by Susan Harmon Klein on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am looking for any information on a Jacob HARMAN, HERMAN, HARMON who is listed in a deed record (Record book 1742-1797) from Fairfax Co., Virginia as having died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania around 1794. I am wondering if there is any recording of his will or if anyone else has researched this family. I see him in the Fairfax Co record books associated with a Henry Harman and a Peter Harman. Many thanks for any help provided.

EBLER, NEIMAN, WATSON posted by Dawn N. Wark on Friday, May 15, 1998

Anna Neiman b.1854-1930 married William F. WATSON, a house painter in 1877, at the Market Square Presbyterian Church in the Germantown Section of Philadelphia. They had only one child before William died, his name was Charles WATSON, born May 8, 1878. Charles went on to marry an Irish girl named Mary around the year 1898. In the 1910 census they had 5 children. Their names were: Gertrude (1899), Frank(1902), Arthur(1905), Mabel (1906) and Charles (1908). Anna (NEIMAN) WATSON is buried with her parents, Charles and Mary (EBLER) NEIMAN, as well as many other relatives, at Ivy Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia. I would like to know what became of Charles and Mary WATSON and their 5 children. Their decendants have many cousins waiting to meet them!

LOWERY posted by Hilary Westin on Friday, May 15, 1998

John LOWERY (wife unknown) born about 1756 in Philadelphia. Had daughter Elisabeth Lowery born 1 Jan 1776 in Philadelphia who married George SANFORD(1770-1837)

EVANS posted by John M Evans on Friday, May 15, 1998

Looking for information on Samuel Evans born 2/7/1781 some where in Philly
thank you

DORE, HUTCHINSON posted by Tiffany Luchetta on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am looking for information on two seperate families. Robert Mitchell Dore was born in Philadelphia co. January 1844. His son Robert nelson Dore was born there july 1885. Who was Robert's parents and wife?
Looking for information for the Hutchinson family there in 1700's. I have a David Hutchinson born there in 1761 and father listed as Daniel. Who were his parents? He married Rachel , they had a son named Daniel about 1786 0r 1787. this family later moved to bracken co. Kentucky and on David's tombstone it says:he fought for his country and died as he lived an honest man. I would also like to find out if he was in the military.

DAWSON posted by Liz Henning on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am seeking any available information about Barney DAWSON (possibly a biography?) He is said to have had a profitable foundry and steel manufacturing business in the Phildelphia (East Philadelphia?) in the mid to late 1800's.
Any information appreciated!

KANE, TORPAY, TORPEY posted by Kathy Torpey-Mack on Friday, May 15, 1998

I looking for information on the following people:
William Torpay b: County Sligo, Ireland; married Mary Rose; naturalized 1878 and changed name to Torpey; had two brothers (names unknown) and six children:
James J. d: South Phila. 8/17/1914, wife: Frances Regina Kane (b: Manchester, England, d: 10/19/1918) my great grandparents; had five children in Phila. area (William Thomas, Thomas Joseph, James Joseph, Agnes, Francis James)
William (wife: Lotty)
Mame (husband: Dave Kiniry)
Any bit of information on these people will help. I can provide some birth/death dates, spouses' names, and occupations.
Thank you.

LUTZ, NEIMAN, REEDMAN, SEIGRIST, SHINN posted by Dawn N. Wark on Friday, May 15, 1998

Arvilla or "Vinnie" NEIMAN was born 19 Feb.1866 in Germantown, she married Elmer E. LUTZ, b. May 1860, 8 Jan.1884, in Germantown, Pa. Elmer worked as a mailman and then went on to help run the Women's SPCA in Philadelphia. They had four children, 3 who lived to adulthood. Bessye LUTZ married Frank SHINN Elmer Jr. married Mary SEIGRIST, Walter "Roy" LUTZ married Helen R.? Arvilla died of a rare bone disorder, called Pagets disease in 1947 and Elmer who died in 1939, are buried in Ivy Hill Cem. close to many of Arvilla's NEIMAN relatives. Also Interred here are daughter Bessye and her husband Frank SHINN. Elmer buried in Forrest Hills Cem and brother, "Roy" is buried in New Jersey. Elmer had a daughter named Mildred b. after 1913, who married a REEDMAN and may still be living. Are there any cousins out there? You have many who would like to meet you!

JOHNSTON posted by Rich Johnston on Friday, May 15, 1998

JOHNSTON, DANIEL - Naturalized at the Quarter Session court, Oct 1813. Born 1790 in N. Ireland; arrived the Port of New York, Oct 1806. Ship embarked from Port of Londonderry, NI. I'm interested in communicating with anyone else who is searching for Johnstons in Philly in this time period.

COYLE, MCCHRYSTAL posted by Sharon McChrystal on Friday, May 15, 1998

Trying to locate info on these relatives. I know they were in Philadelphia in the late 1800s. In April 1925 Minnie's daughter was there- - Olive Lanctot. Anna Coyle was stll alive in 1910. Any research hints would be helpful as I'm stuck here! Thanks!

HERING, HERRING posted by Irene Diehl Konrad on Friday, May 15, 1998

(Johann) Jacob HERRING married Maria Catharina HAAKMAN (HECKMAN) in 1758 in Upper Hanover Twp (then Philadelphia County). The baptism of their 7 children is said to appear in records of the New Goshenhoppen Church, East Greenville and in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Red Hill, (both then in Philadelphia County, now in Montgomery County). Their 7th child, my ancestor, was Andreas HERRING/HERING, who was born in Upper Hanover Twp in 1767. About 1777 (Johann) Jacob HERRING and Maria Catharina moved with their 7children to Allen Twp, Northampton County. Both (Johann) Jacob and his son, Andreas, appear on Militia Rolls of Northampton County in "Pennsylvania Archives." The 5 children of Andreas HERING and his wife, Maria (surname unknown) were born between 1802-1809 in Allen Twp, Northampton County. In 1964, Calvin Adam Herring of Reading, PA, published five volumes entitled "A History and Genealogy of the HARING-HERRING-HEARING Family of PA." Descendants of the above-named ((Johann) Jacob HERRING and his son, Andreas, are named in his 3rd book, "Volume C", and include my maternal great-grandmother', Catharine HERRING, her spouse, and their children, including my grandmother. Unfortunately, the now-deceased author named only the two sources named above, and I have been unable to document that (Johann) Jacob and Andreas HERRING are my ancestors. I would greatly appreciate any help or suggestions! If you have access to the baptism records of New Goshenhoppen Church or Red Hill's Evang-Luth Church, would you be so kind as to search for that of Andreas Herring/Hering, son of (Johannes) Jacob and (Maria) Catharina Herring?

RORER posted by Louise Rorer Rosett on Friday, May 15, 1998

Edward Rorer born 30 Dec 1822, baptised 26 Dec 1828 at St. Michael's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Germantown, PA. Siblings baptized on same date include Sarah Rorer born 7 Mar 1818, Emily born 30 June 1820, Lewis born 27 Mar 1825 and Isaiah born 19 April 1827. Parents of baptized children are Jacob and Sarah Rorer. Need birth and death dates and family members of Jacob Rorer. He was in the 1820 census of Germantown but does not appear in Philadelphia or Montgomery County 1830 census indices.

BRUNNER posted by Rich Williams on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am looking for an address (possibly 15th and Porter?) or other info about The Memorial Church of St. Paul in Philadelphia. Does it still exist? My great-grandmother, Margurite Elsie BRUNNER, was confirmed there in 1908 by the Reverend Alexander Mackay-Smith, D.D. Thanks.

FORTEN posted by Diana Thurman on Friday, May 15, 1998

Seeking the name of the wife and 8 children of James Forten, Philadelphia black abolitionist and sail-maker born September 2, 1766, died Match 4,1842. He attended a school founded by Quaker Anthony Benezet. His father was Thomas Forten. He helped organize Philadelphia volunteers for battle against British in War of 1812. In 1817 he presided over first meeting of the American Colonization Society. Thanks,

MAMBER, SOUDER posted by Lin Mayberry on Friday, May 15, 1998

Looking for information on g-grandfather Henry MAMBER b.1869? d.1930's?, married Stella SOUDER d.1930's. He worked for PHILADELPHIA LEDGER newspaper as pressman until he moved to New York to work on NY Times during their strike (don't know what year that was). Had five children: Jennie, William (my grandfather), Stella, Ruth and Dorothy. Also owned a farm in Maryland during the 1920's. Any information would be welcome. Thank you.

HATHORN, HAWTHORNE, KERR posted by Robert Rizzonelli on Friday, May 15, 1998

MARTHA (KERR) HATHORN of Philadelphia, PA. Born ca. 1750, Died ca. 1795 in Cumberland Cty., PA. Married 2/24/1769 St. Paul's, Phila., PA to JAMES HATHORN. Issue: dghter married BOYD, MARY ELIZABETH HAWTHORNE - diff. spelling - she married WM. ADAMS, ALEXANDER HAWTHORNE and JAMES HAWTHORNE.

DAVIES, DAVIS, THIMENS, THIMMANDS posted by Diane Deslauriers on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am searching for any information on a Francois Thimmands (Thimens) married Charlotte Davis (Davies) in Philadelphia, PA. and leave to Quebec, Canada before 1767 . Any help will be appreciated.

AMEN, AMICH, AMMEN, EMICH posted by Gerre Engard Byrd on Friday, May 15, 1998

Looking for information on George AMEN who entered into land transaction as the grantor in 1787; the grantee was Philip ENGARD and his wife, Barbara.
George's wife may have been Catharine ENGARD/ENGAR/etc.
Thanks for checking.

BETTLE, CRAWFORD posted by Gregory E. Coxson on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am interested in the Bettle and Crawford families of 18th century Philadelphia. They were Quakers originally from Ireland. James Crawford and Sarah Bettle were married at Philadelphia Monthly Meeting in March 1709. Their son James married Margaret and had a daughter Sarah, born about 1757 in Fayette County, PA. Sarah married John Cahill, an Irish immigrant who fought in the Revolutionary War, and was stationed most of the war in iron foundries in Philadelphia.

BENNET, BENNETT, BENNIT posted by Dean Bennett on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am searching for the parents of ROBERT BENNETT, possibly spelled BENNIT. ROBERT BENNET born in Philadelphia 1762, migrated to montgomery County VA and married FANNIE ADKINS in 1797. FANNIE died between 1812 and 1815, ROBERT then married Cathrine Adkins in 1815.

GREER posted by Tim Greer on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am looking for info on JACOB GREER of phila. PA. He was born 1828 his children were JOHN GREER b. 1854 , SALLIE GREER b. 1856 , JACOB b. 1858 , ALEXANDER GREER b. -May-1860 ,WILLIAM B.GREER SR b. DEC 1863 and CHARLES GREER b. 1865

CALDWELL, CRAVEN, SCHRADER, VOLZ posted by Carol Chidlow on Friday, May 15, 1998

Am looking for ancestors in the above names. VOLZ, Herman born 1860 father's name George. Trying to find if Herman had any siblings. Herman moved to Virginia marrried Fannie Sipe and moved around the country. His son Leo settled back in Philadelphia. CRAVEN, Arthur born 1870 in Delaware County. Married Mary Jane Schrader born 1880 in Philadelphia, whose father Henry was from France and mother Mary Caldwell was from Wales. I know Arthur had a sister refered to as Aunt Jo and his father's name was also Arthur. Any information would be greatly appreicated.

GALLAGHER posted by Regina Gallagher Pineo on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am looking for the parents of John GALLAGHER, born in Philadelphia on 7/4/1892. Siblings are Kate, Agnes, Margaret, Nellie, Lilly, Thomas and Joseph. I beleive John's parents names are John and Mary (Gallagher) Gallagher ?is Mary's maiden name. Any help will be appreciated.

HUGHES, SHEPHERD, SHIRLEY, SPARROW posted by Susan Valladao on Friday, May 15, 1998

I am searching for the family of Edward Dalhgren SPARROW. His mother, Agnes SHIRLEY, gave birth to him on June 22, 1858. It is thought that she was married to either a Mr. HUGHES or a Mr. SHEPHERD at the time. She married Albert Ravey SPARROWE on October 12, 1860. He adopted her son and they moved to San Francisco.
Thanks for any assistance you can offer!


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