Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Posted Queries for July 1998


KEELY, MCGUIRE, MCLOUGHLIN posted by Louise Keely on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I am looking for relatives of Patrick Keely and Elizabeth McLoughlin, who lived in Philadelphia, were married and had a son Mortimer Patrick Keely (b. 1873, m. 1899) who married Mary Ellen McGuire (b. 1873) in Philadelphia. Mortimer and Mary Ellen moved to Brooklyn, NY at the turn of the century.

FORMAN posted by Stephen David Forman on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I am researching ancestors of George FORMAN, born 1740-1770. He married Sarah IRWIN, of Lancaster, Pa. They moved to SC and then to Natchez, Ms. They were close to Ezekiel Forman (from Philadelphia) in Mississippi. I need to know parents of George and information on information of them.

TAMSEN, TAMSIN, THOMPSON, TOMPSON, TOMSEN posted by Jim Thompson on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Found Claus, Klas, Closs Thompson and other variations of spelling in Germantown, starting in 1682. Think he came from Germany. Found John, Lawrence, Closs showed up in VA about 1755. These three may be brothers. Trying to connect them with the first Closs, may be grandfather. Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated.

CROWLEY posted by John A. Crowley on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

My Great Grandfather Felix Crowley supposedly came into America through the Port of Philadelphia ca 1845-1860, I have not been able to prove this. He was also supposed to have worked in a light house in the area during the same time.
Please help me with a list of light houses and info on where to find records for their emplyees.
Thank you !

SCHMIDT, THOMAS posted by Barbara M. Paris on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Desperate to find genealogy for Gustav Schmidt. He had five children:
1. Clara J. Schmidt (my grandmother) who married William Thomas and later moved from Phila. to Huntingdon Valley, Montg. Co., and lived in Wash., D.C. for a while in early 1900s.
2. Theodore Schmidt who fought in the Indian Wars in the West and received Congressional Medal of Honor.
3. Ida Marie Louise Schmidt
4. Emily Schmidt who died at 18 years of age
5, Walter Carl Schmidt who attended and graduated from Girard College
Gustav Schmidt eloped to Port of Philadelphia from Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany. He and his bride were married aboard ship. No idea which German port they sailed from. If you have any info. on the marriage of Clara Schmidt and Wm Thomas, please e-mail me. Their children were Mildred Latour, Ida, Helen Napheys, Anna Josephine, and Wm ForrestThomas. May have lived on Red Lion Road in Philadelphia in mid to late 1800s.

WILT posted by Don Wilt on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I am looking for JACOB WILT, b. 29 Sept 1816. In the 1850 census for Hocking County, OHIO Jacob states that he was born in Pennsylvania. The 1820 census for Philadelphia lists a Jacob Wilt in Kensington Twp.

HEWSTON posted by Gordon William Pace on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I am searching for info regarding GEORGE HEWSTON, b 9/11/1826 in Philadelphia. He married Sarah B. SIMPSON and moved to California where he was a professor, City Administrator and the 16th Mayor of San Francisco. HEWSTON, with this spelling, is a fairly rare name, so any HEWSTONs in Philadelphia in the 1800's may be related.

SCHRAMM posted by Kathy O'Neill on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

David SCHRAMM from Germany before 1867. Living in Philadelphia at time of 1870 census with his wife Whilhemina BECK SCHRAMM, daughter Kate and son George. Trying to trace other siblings if any of David in Philadelphia. Hame much more search on SCHRAMMS in Philadelphia. Thanks

PENNINGTON posted by Rod Pennington on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

It has been suggested that Abraham PENNINGTON, progenitor of a large PENNINGTON line in SC, TN, KY and AR married Katerina WEISTER on 16 August 1714 at Christ Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. Does anyone out there have access to old records of this Church? Have any of you come across this church before in the course of your research? Thanks for any help.

BLOYER posted by Tom Green on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Looking for information on the following BLOYER of Philadelphia, PA, found in the 1860 Federal Census....
1860 Pennsylvania Federal Census, Philadelphia, 13th Ward
page 386 / 806, Visitation #2619, Enumerator: A.B. Walters
Bloyer, Henry (head) 35 PA Painter
Bloyer, Margaret (wife) 30 PA
Bloyer, Margaret (dau.) 8 PA
Bloyer, Harry (son) 6 PA
Erwin, Margaret (M-L) 59 PA

CASTEEL, DUCHASTEL posted by Carol Montrose on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Edmund CASTEEL/Du CHASTEL married Christian VAN BON or BONDE 1680's He died just after 1700. He may have been a Sea Captain and a merchant in early Philadelphia. They had 4 children. Where and when was Edmund born? Where are he & Christian buried? What happened to his children after he died? Would like to correspond with other descendants on this family.
Thanks in advance

CASH, SELLERS posted by Evelyn Ross on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Am looking for any information on Elizabeth Cash SELLERS or her father Thomas CASH. Here is an obituary in Carroll Parish, Louisiana local paper Feb. 18, 1867: Died, in the city of Philadelphia, on Monday, 28th, January 1867, Elizabeth M. wife of Matthew B. Sellers, of Lake Providence, Louisiana, and daughter of the late Thomas Cash. Funeral from the residence of her sister, No. 235 South 13th street, on Thursday morning, 31st of same month. Interment at Woodland's Cemetery.
1) Am looking for marriage certificate of Matthew & Elizabeth.
2) Who was her sister?
3) Is there a headstone at Woodland's Cemetery?
4) Any obituary in Philadelphia newspaper?
Any information from Philadelphia pertaining to the CASH or SELLERS families would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

MAGEE posted by Sandra Battiata on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Looking for info on William Allen Magee m. Catherine Rush in Phila. early 1830's. Wm. drowned abt. 1842. Son Robert b. 1836. Catherine had fish market on Spring Garden St.

GRAINGER, GRANGER, HART posted by Phyllis Leedom on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Am searching for information on George HART listed in the 1810 census of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Trying to prove he had a son Henry Jackson HART born ca. 1785-1795 and migrated to Bath County, Kentucky by 1815. Henry Jackson HART supposedly married an Elizabeth GRANGER. Could Francis GRAINGER listed in the 1810 census of Philadelphia County, Pa. be her father? Any information would be appreciateed.

LEONARD posted by Stephen M. Leonard on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Looking for the decendants of a William or Mary Leonard. William was born in 1869 in Marlboro, NJ. Mary was born in Marlboro in 1864. Their parents were Patrick and Margret (Bowers) Leonard. His uncle was Thomas S. Leonard who lived at 506 Wood St., Phila. and was a Ferry Boat Captain for the West Jersey Ferry Co. from 1865 to 1889. William may have moved to Philadelphia with his parents in 1875. The Leonards originally came from the village of Gurraun, County Galway in Ireland.

STROHM posted by Luette Myers on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Elizabeth Strohm was born in Philadelphia in 1880 or 1882. Does anyone have info on Strohm families in the city. 8

BAILEY, FERGUSON posted by Sheli Ferguson Snyder on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I am looking for a Rosa Bailey who married a Harry S. Ferguson, she died sometime around 1907? She had three children: Joseph Herbert, Greely and Jean. Greely is said to have been adopted out in Philadelphia.

EBERHARD, MEYER, WETZEL posted by Jeralyn Lillard on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I am searching for information on John WETZEL who married 13 May 1759, Eva MEYER. They had a son Peter/Petrus born 23 Sept 1768 who married Creth EBERHARD. Thank you for any information you can furnish me.

HANCOCK, THOMSON posted by Barbara K. Henritze on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

John M. Hancock, son of Sarah (Babb) and John Hancock, was born 18 Nov. 1848 in Burlington N.J. John M. lived in Phila. in 1860 and 1870. He was buried in Glenwood Cemetery. He was reburied 21 April 1927 along with his sister, Sarah Hancock Thomson and Geo. W. B. Thomson in grave 2, lot 76 of North Cedar Hill Cemetery. How could I review the records of Glenwood Cemetery? Where was/is the cemetery? Could someone near North Cedar Hill Cemetery see if there is a tombstone with his death date inscribed? Thank you.

EDWARDS posted by Bill Reardon on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I am looking for info. on CHARLES EDWARDS living in phila. pa in the 1860's married to SUSAN CROSLEY EDWARDS they had four children named NATHAN dob-1865, JOSEPH & ELIAS dob-? and a sister ANNA. Would also like any civil war service info. on CHARLES or any member of his family.

POINSETT posted by Thomas P. (Poinsett) Alburger on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I have a clipping about GEORGE MCKENSIE POINSETT from the Philadelphia Inquirer, dated October 24, 1915. The article and photo describe a monument to his memory which was to be unveiled the following Saturday at Broad St., Old York Rd., and Somerville Ave., Logan. (Poinsett, in the U.S. Navy, was the first American killed in the invasion of Mexico, at Vera Cruz in April, 1914. His and other American deaths created quite a commotion at the time.) My query: does the monument still stand at this location? If not, where is it?
I would appreciate any information that may be supplied.

GALLAGHER, HARE, NEWCAMP, RODGERS, VANSCIVER posted by James N. Gallagher on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Looking for info on a James Gallagher married to Louella May Hare about 1892. Lived in Germantown and died in 1899 in Germantown. Also on Newcamps who lived in Germantown and Philadelphia since at least 1790. looking for info on Frank Rodgers and wife Ainne(?) McAlser had children Mary 1860 and Susanna(Susan) 1854. Susan married Joshua Newcamp. Also looking for info on the family of Jane Vansciver who Married John Newcamp 12 Oct. 1851.

MCGUIGAN, MCKEON, MCLAUGHLIN, SULLIVAN posted by Barry Rhodes on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Looking for information the the McGuigan, McLaughlin, Sullivan and McKeon families from Philadelphia. John McGuigan (1832-1903) married a Sarah McKeon (1840-1905) they had eight children. Patrick (married Lynda Sullivan), Francis, Joseph (married Mary Gormley), Margaret (married a Williams), Sallie (married a McLaughlin), Mary, John and William. All the children were born and died and Philadelphia.

BICKHAM posted by Carlene Morrison on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Researching BICKHAM families in Philadelphia during the 1700's and early 1800's. Interested in corresponding with anyone who has information about the BICKHAM family, and with any descendants. Will share.

BANNISTER, LAMBERT posted by Christine Burden on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I am looking for the family of a man, George Warren Lambert, who was in the USAAF, KIA over Yugoslavia on February 13, 1945. He matriculated at Oberlin College, in Oberlin, Ohio, in 1942. He was survived by his mother, Mrs. Edward J. Lambert who lived at 821 E. Willard Street, Philadelphia, Pa. He also was survived by a sister by the name of Mrs. J. Howard Bannister. George was in the Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College. There is an unusual and precious legacy awaiting the Lambert family that has just been recently discovered.
Thank you for any help you can give in locating this family.

BAKER posted by Pamela Cossey on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Need information on Capt. Thomas BAKER, married to Jane ? . Born abt. 1759, Capt. of USS Sloop Delaware in 1798. Died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Mar. 7, 1820. Need verification of the names of his children. Also any info. on his parents or marriage. Thanks.

FRIDAY, HAMER posted by Tonya Thurman on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I have a picture of a little girl, which has been in my family since before the 1900's. It was taken in Philadelphia, PA, and on the back reads "Little Mamie FRIDAY." We have ancestors in PA, by the name of HAMER, and we are not sure, but have always assumed, there must be a connection between this picture and that family. I would like to know if anyone has information about this person, it is a real mystery.

AKIN posted by Michelle Akin on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I am searching for information on Andrew Akin. He arrived in Philadelphia sometime around 1750-1754 from Londonderry, Ireland, married Peggy (Margaret) Bass around 1753-1754, and moved to either New Jersey or Virgina. Have found a Andrew Akin in the index of "Record of PA Marriages, Vol. II (2)". Would appreciate any info and will pay copying and postage fees for info. Thank You,

MURRAY, RUBELLI posted by Eileen Tones on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I would like to contact Raymond E. Murray or his family. Raymond is the son of Francesca (Fannie Rubelli) Murray. Raymond lived at 2000 Addison Ave. or St. at the time of his mother's death in 1970. Siblings of Francesca were Justina, Catherina, George & Louis, all born in Philadelphia. The family lived on West Turner St. early 1900's. I would appreciate any information about this family. Thank you.

OSBORNE posted by Jim Ryan on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I am searching for Theresa Osborne. She lived at 1230 Buttonwood street in 1934.Her father was named Robert Buchanan.Her name was at times spelled "TERESA."

MCMANUS posted by Vincent E. Summers on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I am looking for the wife of Frank McManus of Roxborough (sp?). She was formerly Sarah Summers, and, I regret, I do not know her Irish maiden name, though it may have begun with a B.

HAFNER, SEERY posted by Seamus Seery on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I am looking for information on a James Seery born in Ireland in Co. Cavan, Ireland in 1886. He emigrated to Philadelphia and fought with the American Army in Europe during the First World War. From the 1920 census I discovered that he resided at Mathew Street and lived with a Joeseph and Elizabeth Hafner. Elizabeth was a Seery and they had a daughter named Margret aged 18 months. Any assistance would be appreciated.

AYRES posted by Vincent E. Summers on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I am interested in any info concerning AYRES. Particularly Hiram, William, George Ralston, Esther. But also others. These family members of mine are referred to in fair degree in Egle's Pennsylvania Genealogies.

CONWAY, MCGILLEN, MCGILLIN, MCGILLION posted by Allison Clifford on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Looking for McGillion family in Philadelphia who emigrated from County Tyrone, Ireland (Plumbridge region). My Great Grandfather Neil McGillion spoke of a brother who emigrated to Philadelphia and changed the spelling of the surname. He lost contact with this brother. We estimate this brother emigrated before 1919. This McGillion brothers parents were Michael McGillion (b 1824 d 1908) Ellen McGillion nee: McBride (b1834 d 1914) His known brothers are: James McGillion (b 1858 - emigrated to Australia), Bernard McGillion (b 1867 - stayed in Plumbridge), Neil McGillion (b 1872 d 1953 - my GGrand. - emigrated to New York). The story passed down is that this Philadelphia brother married and had sons. The New York McGillions & Australian McGillions would love to find our McGillion cousins from Philadelphia. We also know that the Conway family (also from County Tyrone- Plumbridge region) were cousins to the McGillions. We know of a Mary A. Conway - send a mass card to NY family upon my GGrandfathers death in 1953.
Any help regarding this family name would be greatly apprecitaed - as the McGillion name is extrodinarily rare - any reference to this name would be of tremendous value. Thank you for your help!

SHERMAN posted by Alonzo J Sherman on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

CHARLES LESLIE SHERMAN (1838-1879): born 1838 in Michigan; served US Marine Corp 1861-1877; died Homoepathic Hospital Philadelphia 1879; buried City Burial Grounds (Potter's Field), at Nicetown Lane & "B" Street in Philadelphia. Need info about where the cemetery records are; if the cemetery is still there; and the lot/grave number of his burial.

HAMM, LUTZ posted by Barb Casanova on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Seeking information on William P. HAMM. The only information I have on him is that in 1887 he was president of the 4th National Bank in Philadelphia. His son, George Lewis HAMM married Sarah Wallace LUTZ in 1854, possibly in Philadelphia. Sarah's father was John LUTZ, who was born in Lancaster Co., but died in Philadelphia in 1886.
Any information that can be supplied these families would be greatly appreciated.

FITZGERALD posted by Vincent E. Summers on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

For Philadelphia, I wish to find George K. FITZGERALD and his wife Elizabeth (Rees) FITZGERALD, and their son Wilson FITZGERALD.
George and Elizabeth were married on October 3, 1807, and Wilson was born February 26, 1819. Wilson's biographer was none other than George Reeser Prowell, the famous Pennsylvania Historian, in a book entitled "History of Camden County"[NJ].
I would like to know a lot of details... Who were Wilson's siblings? What about details on the parents? Where did they come from? Did Wilson meet Joanna Colhouer in PA? Or after he came to NJ?

CARELS, CARLES posted by Kim Carles-Hammer on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Seek any information on parents and siblings of Thomas H. CARLES, born June 13, 1813, ??Philadelphia; m. 1843, Medina Co., OH to Louisa WINTERS; d.1855, Putnam Co.,OH. Family legend says his father was Samuel Ezra CARLES or CARELS who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Would appreciate hearing from anyone researching CARLES or CARELS in Philadelphia.

FAVRE posted by Harry Chamberlain on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Seeking info on Mrs. Martha FAVRE, and family living in Phila in the early 1950. She was the sister in law of Harry W. FAVRE ret. Army Capt. of Wash. D.C. He was born 18 Nov 1886 in Phila. Died 28 Mar 1945, Wash. D.C. Thank you

PARK posted by Cheryl Tait on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I am researching NATHANIEL PARK who arrived in Penn. in 1682. He settled in Concord, Delaware Co. I would like to know the names of his children.

SUNDEL posted by Linda Ross on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Am seeking information on the parents and any siblings of George Washington SUNDEL. He was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1857. When he was 37 years of age, he moved to Sanilac County, Michigan. His father's name was Jacob SUNDEL. He was born abt 1825 in Wistenberg, Germany. He came to the US when he was two years old. Jacob lived on the "Weaver" side of town. He was a weaver and had woven a forty star flag for the 1875 Centennial of Philadelphia. We know George had at least two sisters, but don't know their names. If anyone has information on this family, it would be greatly appreciated.

BRANNON posted by Anne Van Patten on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I am looking for information on BRANNONS from Philadelphia. The family supposedly had a carriage business there around the turn of the century. John BRANNON, my great-grandfather, was a merchant seaman and met my great-grandmother in Baltimore. They married and had 7 or 8 children. Any info at all would be helpful.

RIPPBERGER posted by Donald Cox on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Looking for information on: Henry Stephen RIPPBERGER born May 13, 1853 in Germantown PA. and died June 10, 1920 in Freeport, IL. Parents may have been immigrants from Germany?

HAGLE, MINER posted by L.S.Pack on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Hannah Christina MINER born 1757 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Married Hanry HAGLE Jr 1782. He died in Philadelphia 1830, so she must have died there too. I need info on Hannah. Any help out there?

LONGO, VALLOZZA posted by Marysue Eulitz on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Looking for information on Anthony LONGO born 25 Aug 1884 Italy, died 29 July 1928 Manayunk, Philadelphia Co. PA. I believe he married Ophelia (Peg) VALLOZZA. Have death record of Anthony and it states his parents were Joseph LONGO and Josephine PANETTA. Informant was Harry LONGO. Any info appreciated.

SEIBERLING, STACER, STOESSER posted by Marysue Eulitz on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

William A. SEIBERLING born 11 Nov 1871 Lehigh Co. PA, married Anna C. STOESSER 29 Sep 1897 in Philadelphia PA. Anna C. STOESSER born 30 Sep 1875 Philadelphia. Her parents were Wendeline and Catherine? STOESSER. Known Seiberling childern: Elmer John b. 4 Sep 1899 PA, married Mary E. Henry; Florence M. b ca 1900 PA; Howard J. b ca. 1902 PA; Ethel Ray b ca. 1904 PA; Elizabeth M. b. ca. 1906 PA; Anna R.C. b ca. 1909 PA. Any information appreciated on this family. Thanks.

EULITZ, KERSHNER, MCINTYRE, PLATCHEK, STACER, STOESSER, STRASER, TAGGERT posted by Marysue Eulitz on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Gustave/Augustive EULITZ b 9 Mar 1866 married Theresa STOESSER 13 Aug 1890 Philadelphia, PA. Gustave d. 10 Jan 1957 Phila. PA. His parents are unknown, tho might be Fred and Francisha. Theresa (Stoesser) EULITZ b. 30 May 1869/70 Phila PA, died 6 Aug 1907 Phila PA. Children all born in Phila: Emma EULITZ m Joseph PLATCHEK 5 Jun 1907; Clara J. EULITZ m George S. McINTYRE 20 Oct 1915; Bertha A. EULITZ m George Edward KERSHNER 26 Jul 1916; Gustave EULITZ m #2 Mrs. Ophelia (Vallozza) LONGO; John EULITZ m Estella TAGGERT; William EULITZ died infancy; Bessie EULITZ m Thomas McINTYRE. Any information appreciated. Thanks

COOK, EULITZ, HOFFMAN posted by Marysue Eulitz on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I think Francisca HOFFMAN relates to my EULITZ line, but need more info. In the Eulitz Family burial plot is a Francisca HOFFMAN. I feel that Mrs. Francisca Eulitz married a Benedict HOFFMAN. I found in 1880 Phila PA Census a Benedict HOFFMAN, age 59, born Switzerland, parents born Switzerland. Benedict is a Tailor. Francisca age 42 born Baden and parents too. Two children listed: Josephine age 9 and Bertha age 1, their parents born Switz. & Baden. In 1900 Phila PA Census, 38th Ward, Francisca is widowed, living with her daughter Josephine b Feb 1872 and husband John COOK b Mar 1869 PA. The Cook children were Helen L. b May 1894 and Mildred B. b Jul 1898. Also in the household is Francisca's daughter Bertha, b Mar 1879. In 1910 the COOK family is in Ward 38, with Francesca still living with them. No other children listed. Can anyone help me with this COOK family. Any information appreciated. Thanks.

ERHARDT, REINOEHL posted by Clarence Suelter on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Ferdinand ERHARDT and Catherine REINOEHL, my great grandparents, were married in Phildelphia on July 26, 1857. How can I confirm this event? I guess I would like a copy of the marriage certificate or record. Would such a record be available and who might have it?
Thank you

KILCOP, KILCUP, KILLCOP posted by Elizabeth Ann Kilcup on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

John KILCOP ,Quaker in Phil 1682, daughter Elizabeth married a Thomas Howell; daughter Mary married a John Roberts. Looking for information on any of these individuals. Thank you

DEMEAUX, YOUNG posted by David Demeaux on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

DEMEAUX, J.L. b. abt 1875, France, md. Mae YOUNG abt 1900. There son Jean Louis DEMEAUX, b. 25 Oct 1904 in Philadelphiais my father. The vital records office cannot find a birth certificate for my father and I could not find the name DEMEAUX on any Philadelphia city directories from 1880 to 1930. I was told my grandparents lived and died in Philadelphia. Has anyone seen the name anywhere near there? Thanks for any help.

KEITH posted by Robert E. Shapiro on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I am trying to obtain any information about Mary Magdeline Burgoyne KEITH. She is said to have been a cousin of General Sir John Burgoyne [B: 24 Feb 1722, London, England; D: 04 Jun 1792]. There is reason to believe that either she or one of her antecedants resided in the region of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as early as the late 1720's or 1730's. I do not know whether she was related to Sir William Keith, the provincial governor in Philadelphia in the early 18th century. Thanks very much in advance for your help.

EMBERY, MOORE posted by Elaine Moore-Graham on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I am searching for information regarding my grandparents. NAMES: James Hamilton MOORE , born 1844...died 1929.....married Elizabeth EMBERY. born 1842..died 1928. They had three sons, William, Edward and Milton.
JAMES HAMILTON MOORE was in the Civil War..Bucktail Brigade. Owned property on Garfield Street in Germantown, PA Need information on their birthplace..their parents names and birthplaces. Also...any siblings??? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

SUMMERS posted by Vincent E. Summers on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Hi. I am seeking info on John SUMMERS who spent most of his adult life in Manayunk, PA. I believe this is considered to be part of Philadelphia? He married Sarah, who was Irish, but I am not recollecting her maiden name, though I knew it once. Upon John's death, she married in the 1960's or 70's, Frank McManus, if this helps. They lived in the house in Manayunk.

CHEW posted by Vincent E. Summers on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

CHEW, Walker W. Does anyone recognize this name for Philadelphia? I am thinking one Wilson F. Chew was named after him and after Wilson FITZGERALD.

MILLER, SOLOMON posted by Charles Urban on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

My roots go back to a Joseph SOLOMON who married a MILLER, had 2 daughters, Rachel b. 1765 in Philadelphia (before it became a state) had a sister Mary ?, was adopted by a Joseph JENKINS, m John Dempsey 6 Sept, 1788 in Botetourt Co,VA. I know info from John DEMPSEY on down to myself but do not know anything about the MILLERS. Joseph SOLOMON , had 2 ships & traded betweem the Colonies & Dutch East Indian Co. Was told he helped fight in the REV. WAR against England, went out to sea & never came back. I wish that I could frin out about this MILLER ! Thanks,

DUNKLEY posted by Debbie Dunkley Rowe on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Looking for any information on Oliver Dunkley family. Oliver was listed as a landowner in 1690.

FULTON posted by Dennis Rawlings on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

i am researching a john fulton who was married to elinor barber fulton. their child bebecca was born in philadelphia april 6,1844.they were presbyterrean. i would appreciate any info on this family. thank you

MCGONIGAL posted by Brenda Beatrice on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

MCGONIGAL, Edward J. born in Philadelphia about 1844. I am looking for any information on the birth date, parents, siblings.

BUCK, SINNOTT, VANBONDA posted by Peggy Schell on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Henry and D. Buck residing in Philadelphia at the time of daughter Louisa's birth on March 19, 1862. Henry was a butcher. Have found the them in the early city directories but NOT in a census. Louisa grew up and married OTTO VAN BONDA a german imagrant and piano maker. They had two children. Harriet( my grandmother 1891) who first married Thomas LEE and later Mark J. SINNOTT. (1920-23) and brother Leonard (1898) who married Alvilda Julivan Erickson AKA Anna BROWN. Anyone reseaching these lines or ENTERS , Hermon and his wife who might have sponsored OTTO VAN BONDA, please contact me.

DAVIDSON posted by Stella Baldev on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Seeking info. on siblings Jacob, Charles, David and Yetta Davidson who immigrated to Philadelphia from Baden, W. Ger. (present day, Austria) during 1870's or 1880 (?) Jacob was probably born in 1864 and I am told he migrated here at the age of 12 (1876). Jacob was married to Henrietta SUMMERFIELD, later, Clara ADLER. Brother, Charles fought in WWI and died shortly after returning to states. Brother Charles had a wife name, Goldie. Info. about siblings, and their family members, etc. would be appreciated. Thank you.

FLEISCHMAN posted by Stella Baldev on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Seeking info. about Edward FLEISCHMAN,custom tailor of men's suits/shirts who had a shop in Germantown section of Philadelphia during later 1890's or possibly early 1900's. Edward's wife was Sarah (don't know her maiden name, but would like to). Any info. about Edward or Sarah would be appreciated. Thank you.

FARRELL posted by Carolyn Farrell-Reynolds on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Dr John Farrell graduated from a medical school in Philadelphia about 1830. We are trying to determine what medical schools were in existence in 1830 and if there are any records from those schools available. Dr John Farrell came to Illinois about 1850 and practiced medicine in Rock Island, Illinois until about 1880. He died in Rock Island in 1886.
Thank you.

THOMPSON posted by John Sharp on Wednesday, July 15, 1998


FOX, GREENFIELD, SERODY, SIROTA posted by Matthew Meisel on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I am searching for SERODY descendants. A SERODY from the town of Lozovata, Ukraine, had several children (I do not know how many). Listed below are the ones I know of...
- Esther Vita SERODY; married Jacob GREENFIELD; children were Albert (the succesful Phila. business man), William, Anna, Rose, Molly, and Rebecca; lived in Phila.
- Abraham SERODY; married Gussie FOX; children were Michael, Jacob, Samuel, Harry, Louis, Ida, and Sadie; lived in Phila.
- James SERODY; unknown spouse; unknown number of children; one child was Harry, a professional boxer; lived in Phila.
- Issac SIROTA; unknown spouse; unknown number of children; had at least one male child; lived in Petah Tikvah, Israel

DEROUSSE posted by Vincent E. Summers on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Louis Theodore DeRousse. Born 1844, his father was Andreas DeRousse, his mother was Christine Steiner. Andreas fought under Napoleon.

CAUPE, JAGGER, SELSOR posted by Dana A. Garcia on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

My grandfather, Gordon Selsor, b.5/18/1899 in Philadelphia
His father, Edward, b.1868
His mother, Emma Jagger, b.1872 in Germantown
Grandparents John Lorenzo Selsor & Elizabeth Caupe
It is believed is father, Edward, was V.P. of German-American Line(which no longer exists)

AYRES posted by Vincent E. Summers on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

AYRES: Hiram, Henry, Edward Clifford, Adele.
Here is some info on Hiram...
"Moved to Philadelphia in 1828. December 14, 1848, appointed by Governor Wm. F. Johnston, "Bark Inspector" for the city and county of Philadelphia, and held this office until February 12, 1852. Elected one of the Commissioners of the old Spring Garden District previous to the "consolidation" in 1854. An elder in the Presbyterian church. He was a man of exemplary character, learning and ability." -Egle
Buried at Abington church.

BALFOUR, GREER, HUNTER posted by Carol J. Frank on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Seeking information on GREER, HARRY H.(Holt), living in Philadelphia, PA in 1944 according to his mother's & sister's probate in Pittsburgh, PA. Wife's name is unknown, but the following children were named:
1. Grace Virginia GREER HUNTER, wife of Harman HUNTER, and their son Neal HUNTER.
2. Harry Holt GREER, JR., wife Barbara BALFOUR GREER, their children, Gabrielle, Gregor William, James Balfour, and Adelia Anne. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

BRUCE, DITZLER posted by Gail M. Snow on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I am looking for information on Susan BRUCE who was married to someone named DITZLER and lived in Philadelphia in 1849.

LANE posted by J. Harkins on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I need help re: a location in Philadelphia...
In the 1700's-1800's was there a Chestnut Street area in Philadelphia? I have a letter written ca. 1927 of a woman talking about LANE ancestors who lived on Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Family stories also say our LANEs owned land that later became downtown Philadelphia. I am trying to sort all this out and figure out what is truth or fiction.

WOODS posted by J. Harkins on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

RICHARD D. WOODS and ____ LANE (possibly Julianna LANE ?)
Want info on Richard D WOODS possibly married to Julianna LANE, and living in "City of Philadelphia" in 1853 (per deeds in Bedford Co., Pa.) Connected to Bedford Co., Pa through the LANE family probably. John Lane (Sr) was Rev War Soldier, Bedford Co., Pa. died Feb 1843.
Need to get info on both families.

DAWSON, SMITH posted by H.J. (Jerry) Dalton Jr. on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Searching for info about GEORGE W. SMITH, JR., born 16 Sep 1780 in Philadelpia, died there 8 Jul 1748, and his wife, ELIZABETH DAWSON, born 16 Feb 1779 in Philadelphia, died there 14 Dec 1859. He was an active Baptist layman and served as a deacon in the First Baptist Church in Philadelphia. They had three children, all born in Philadelphia:
1. WILLIAM SMITH, Rev, born 21Apr 1806, married 14 Dec 1826 to SARAH ANN GARDNER, born 14 Sep 1808. He died 12 Apr 1885 in Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County, after life-long service as a Baptist pastor.
2. GEORGE W. SMITH, Jr., no futher info about him.
3. HENRY HOLCOMB SMITH, born 16 Aug 1815, died 7 Feb 1900, in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa.
Particularly interested in learning parents of SMITH and DAWSON and further info about their second son, GEORGE W. SMITH, JR.

LEVAN posted by Donald F. LeVan on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I am looking for information on four LEVAN brothers who were Hugenots and emigrated to Philadelphia from France via the Netherlands around 1699 or 1700. One brother died at sea, and the other three LEVAN (LeVan) brothers supposedly settled in Philadelphia. The names of the brothers were Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Daniel. I have no information on these folks or their descendants prior to 1814, when my gg grandfather Harrison P. LEVAN was born in Pennsylvania. Thanks.

SHARPE posted by Mary Charlotte Hall on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Reference will of SHARPE, Benjamin (d.July 1835) of Germantown, PA.. leaving wife, Barbara Ann, and children: JOHN SHARPE, THOMAS SHARPE, WILLIAM SHARPE, CHARLOTTE SHARPE DILLINGHAM, and BENJAMIN SHARPE, JR.
I am seeking information on this family of which I am a descendent. Thank you!

BINGAMAN, BINGEMAN posted by Ann Bingaman Jacobs on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Peter Bingeman was living in Oley Twp., Philadelphia Co. prior to Sept. 1731. He died in Alsace Twp. Berks Co. 1757. Believed the area cut from Philadelphia Co. Would like to exchange info with anyone working on the Bingaman/Bingeman name.

BEECHER, BUCHER posted by Carol Beecher on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Seeking geneology info on Emanual BEECHER (possibly Bucher) who sailed from Germany in late 1700's and landed in Philadelphia. I believe other family members may have been with him on the ship named Nancy. Any info appreciated.

THORPE posted by Susan M. Brady on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

CHESTER ARTHUR THORPE any information relating to him. He was buried in Penn. in either 1955-56. He was killed in an auto accident in the midwest and returned to his mother in PA. somewhere. My sister remembers hearing that his family was from Philadelphia, PA. He was married twice. We have no information on his first family at this time but his second wife's name was MARY M. EDDY. He had two children by her before his death.

HAUSSMANN, JAEGER, KEHL posted by Cathy McHugh on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

My grandmother's name was Catherine Naomi KEHL b 27 Apr 1882 d 5 Nov 1961 m Herman HAUSSMANN. After their marriage, they lived in Philadelphia, PA. Johanna JAEGER (alt spellings?) is connected to this lineage.
I am trying to find a birth place for Catherine KEHL and her connection to JAEGER, if any.

MCALLISTER, MORTON posted by Joyce Brown on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Looking for information on Christopher McAllister and his wife Margaret Morton. They appear to have lived in Philadelphia in the early 1800s - are listed on the US Census in 1830 in Delaware Co. Their first child was born about 1805. There is an assumption in the family these people immigrated from Ireland but that is not known for sure.
Any help appreciated.

CHRISTIE, DUNSTAN, MASSEY, MOFFETT posted by Elizabeth A. Christie on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I need more information on Richard Christie who married Adeline(Ada Massey around 1875. Also, information on his father James Christie whose wife's name was Rachel. James died in Sept. or Oct. 1859; I believe Rachel had already died. Richard also had a brother James Alexander Christie who was born 1850 and Richard was born in 1853. Richard & James A. had an Aunt Margaret Christie who applied to Girard College for them in Oct. 1859, when their father died. Richard & Adeline"s youngest child was Ralph Warren Christie, b. Jan. 1896 & married Helen Marie Moffett in 1923. Her father's name was Walter J Moffett & he married a Marguerite C. Ralph W. had an older brother Percival b. 1886 who married an Anna Dunstan. Ralph W. Christie & Helen Moffett Christie were my in-laws.

BOYLE posted by John Mellon on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Samuel Boyle b. abt. 1830, Ireland, arrived NYC in 1850 with wife Catherine McAuley.The family left in 1851 to join Samuel's two brothers (names unknown) in Philadelphia. All were employed as stone masons. Samuel died in Phila. in 1857 leaving behind his widow and two sons:
(1) John J. Boyle (1851-1917) famous Phila. artist noted for his statues of Benj. Franklin now on U.of P. campus along with other statues and works in Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington. He married Elizabeth Carrol in Phila. in 1882.
(2) William D. Boyle (1852-1905), owner of several taverns, one at 21st and Passyunk Avenue, Phila. He married Ellen Connor in 1881.
Would be happy to hear from anyone researching the Boyle line, and particulrily those in Philadelphia or elsewhere who may be related to the two Boyle brothers (names unknown) that Samuel joined in 1851. I have information on John J. Boyle and his brother William and descendants.


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