Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Posted Queries for November 1998


BAKER posted by Barbara Harvey on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Am trying to locate any information on: William E. Baker born in Philadelphia PA date unknown died: 8 August 1924 in Fall Rive, MA. parents: unknown wife was: Caroline (Bould) Baker born: 9 May 1863 in Fall River, MA. any information on this family line is greatly needed as I have come to a complete halt here. Would love to hear from anyone knowing ANYTHING on him. Thanks

PAULEY, PAULLEY posted by Sharon Dunning on Sunday, November 15, 1998

PAULEY (PAULLEY) , GEORGE C. B/D 5- - 1861 D/D ? B/P PHILADELPHIA, PENN. Married : ? , MARY B/D 10- -1859 D/D 1931 They had 3 children: JAMES B/D 1891 , LYDIA B/D 1895 , LAURA B/D 1900 . I am looking for any information . THANK YOU

HAHN, HAUN, WEISSMANN posted by Sam D. Lawson on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I would like to exchange information with those researching or knowing of the HAHN (or HAUN) family. I believe that a Jacob HAHN may have been in the Philadelphia Co., Pa., near Germantown, in the mid to late 1700's...A Philip HAHN was born on 15 Nov., 1763. The reason I believe this HAHN family was in the area is because of the fact that Philip HAHN marries an Ann Mary WEISSMANN about 1784. Ann Mary WEISSMANN was a daughter of Peter WEISSMANN who landed in Philadelphia Co., Pa. from Rotterdam in 1754 aboard the ship EDINBURGH. These families moved to Augusta Co., Va. about 1780... Ann Mary WEISSMANN was born 20 April, 1762. Her mother, and wife of Peter WEISSMANN, was Elizabeth Margareta HEMM. I would appreciate ANY information on the HAHN family.

GRANT posted by Tim McDonald on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I'm looking for my great grandmothers parent who lived in Philly. Her maiden name was ELLEN GRANT. She married a Timothy McDonnell or McDonald in Oil City in 1/1/1873.

RUHLAND posted by Barb Ruhland England on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I am looking for information about the RUHLAND Family in Philadelphia(Montgomery County). I had ancestors who lived in St. Louis, Missouri that had some kind of a Philadelphia connection. Names of ancestors in St. Louis were Johannes, William, Johanna, and Jacob RUHLAND. Any info would help.

HOUSEL posted by Rick Housel on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I am searching for my Grandfather Claude Housel of phila,He is in 1910 census He died in phila? in the 30s or he was in his 30s at time of death.

GEIBEL, SIEFFERMAN posted by Bruce Burgee Geibel on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Searching for ancestors John GEIBEL (1814-abt 1858) married to Johanna Riebecca SIEFFERMAN who both lived in Philadelphia, PA in late 1840s and early 1850s. They had a son: Frederick GEIBEL, b. 4 Aug. 1847 in Philadelphia; later had two other children Caroline GEIBEL b. 1855 and William J.S. Geibel b. 1858 and had moved to Berks Co., PA in mid 1850s. John GEIBEL was born in Limburg, GE on 9 Jan 1814, an emigrated to America aboard ship "Wasa Gustav" in 1844 through Port of NY and settled in Philadelphia. Frederick GEIBEL m. Mary BAUM, who's parents William and Susan (McKnight) BAUM owned the Ivy Green Hotel, located at 410 Deleware Avenue in mid 1800s. John GEIBEL related to Adam Henry GEIBEL (1855-1906, the famous Philadelphia musician, who was married to Kate Anna RINCK. Had a daughter Katharine A. GEIBEL who subsequently married Clifford R. SKINNER. Looking for any information on families of John GEIBEL and Adam Henry GEIBEL. Thanks for your help.

COPE, MASSEY, YOUNG posted by Beverly Walker on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I am looking for Leah Massey Young Williams, who came from Virginia to Phila. before 1833 and had a son by Michael (?) YOung. Michael Young jr. was raised in Southwark and was a Saloon Keeper for thirty years at Broad and South sts-1880-1912. He married Maria Ricketts Cope at Gloria Dei in 1854 and had four daughters. Some of their married names are Bennett, Hill, and Henderson. Maria Cope was the daughter of Charles Cope and his wife Mary...a victual seller around front and Washington through the early 19th Century.
We know that Leah's brother, John W. Massey also lived in close proximity to this family...also a sister Elizabeth Carter. We are looking to identify where in Virginia they might have come from. John was a tobacconist. There is also little or no information about Michael Young sr. There was a Young family of tobacconists on Christian St. very close to where the Masseys are found but...there are no direct attachments so far. Any information on the above would be most appreciated.

LYNAUGH posted by Dennis H. Lynaugh on Sunday, November 15, 1998


BALL, CRABB posted by Barbara Crabb Curley on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Rachel BALL: b. c. 1749(?); m. (1) Bailey, (2) Edward Ralph CRABB before 1769 in Philadelphia; possible relationship to Mary BALL WASHINTON; moved to Montgomery county, OH; looking for birth and/or marriage record to Eward R. Crabb, also her parents' names and place of birth. Thank you for your help

GERMAN posted by Carl Strand on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Searching for info about John and Grace GERMAN (m ca 1750), who may have lived in Philadelphia ca 1746-1765 before moving to NY. My 4gr-grf John GERMAN, I, was at Fort Edward, Washington Co., NY, for several years prior to 1776, at which time he had 100 acres of land and a good log house. He joined the British forces on Lake Champlain on 4 Nov 1776, and lost all his possessions in 1777 when his wife and children went behind the British lines. John I and his entire family resettled in ON, CAN, after the Rev. War. John I and his first wife, Grace (maiden name?), had 5 children: John II (b ca 1750), Christopher I (b ca 1750), Jacob I (b ca 1760), Rebecca (b ca 1770), and Mary (b ca 1776). Grace German was at Quebec or Old Lorette (near Quebec) in Jan 1778 and at least until 29 Oct 1778, when John I visited her and their 5 children (3 over 10 years old and two under) on leave. Grace "disappeared" between late 1778 and 1784. John I's second wife was Mary Ryckman, and their two children were James and Henry. John I is believed by a family historian who researched the family in the 1930s to have been born ca 1730 in southern Germany and immigrated to British North America while young. At least some of John I's immediate descendants were Quakers. Also, family legend is that Mary German's family was Pennsylvania Dutch.I believe that John GERMAN I lived in Pennsylvania before he settled in Fort Edward, NY. He may be the same as the Johann Peter GERMAN who arrived in Philadelphia with other Palatines on the ship Ann Galley from Rotterdam via the Orkneys, and who took the oaths 27 Sep 1746. Or he may be the same John German who was a foreign Protestant who was naturalized 1765 in PA. Any help or suggestions would be welcome.

KNEPLEY posted by Amanda Louise Knepley on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Looking for info on Conrad Knepley, married in Harrisburg PA / August 4,1801...Would like to obtain any info on him.. DOB, parents, brothers, sisters, ..?? My search has stop here with the wedding date. Thank you,

LAMBDIN posted by Chuck Johnson on Sunday, November 15, 1998

My direct ancestor, Thomas J. Lambdin, claimed in the 1860 census that he was born In Pennsylvania in 1830. The Pennsylvania section of the 1830 US Census lists a Thomas Lambdin as a resident of Philadelphia and was the only Lambdin in the 1830 census index. I would appreciate information of Thomas Lambdin of Philadelphia. If he is the father of my Thomas J. Lambdin then he died in about 1834 as Thomas J. claims he was an orphan in 1834. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

SNYDER posted by Joyce M Haas on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Searching for info on parents of my grt grt grt grandfather Peter SNYDER b in PHILA 1793, bap. St Mikes & Zion Luth Chr . Father was Jacob. Peter married Maria Keyser 1816 St Mikes & Zion Church. ch:wm.Thos,Catherine,Emma,Margaret,Anna,Amanda & Peter

COOK, DURKAN, DURKEN, DURKIN posted by Karen Banta on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Looking for marriage and birth records/information on the following: Eugene COOK (born Sept ? 1856, Philadelphia, PA) married Julia DURKIN (born 1855, London England). Julia gave birth to daughter Julia COOK, November 1880, Philadelphia, PA and daughter Regina (Eugena) May COOK, Auguest 16, 1884, Philadelphia, PA. Julia and Eugene's address at the time of Regina's birth was 428 North 63rd Street, Philadelphia, PA. Eugene's fathers name was Jasper COOK. Any information related to any of the above named person's would be appreciated.

HOOP posted by Bob Hoop on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Seeking information about John HOOP of North Liberty Township and Catherine HOOP of Kensling Township from around 1850 in Philadelphia County, Pennslyvania - or any other HOOP information you might have that may be useful....Thanks....

ENGAR, ENGARD, ENGERT, ENGHART, INGHART, JUGHART posted by Gerre Engard Byrd on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I would love to hear from any of you who are interested in this surname. In 1728 Hans Philip ENGHERT immigrated through Philadelphia as a "Palatine" and settled in Upper Dublin, Montgomery Co., PA raising a family of at least 10 children: Adam, Jacob, John, Henry, Peter, Philip, William, Anna Margaret KOLB/CUPP, Elizabeth BECKER, & Mary AMICH. You may be a descendant. We don't know surnames of wives except for Henry who m: Rachel ATKINS. Casper SCHLATER, Justus & Henry SHEETZ, WENTZ, BERKHEIMER, REED/READ, CASTNOR, KNEDLER - surnames involved with the ENGARDS in documents.

BOYD, ERWIN, HARPER, HAWKINS, MCDOWELL posted by Inetta Soontay on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Searching for information about James Hawkins and Hannah Harper. They were married in 1742 in Philadelphia,Pa. A son William Hawkins was born in Philadelphia, Pa in 1743. He married Frances Erwin of Long Grove, Va. Their son James Hawkins, born 1778, married Virginia Boyd, daughter of Patrick Boyd and Ann McDowell. Any information about these families would be appreciated.

ECKLEY, WHEATEN posted by Ardie Herbel on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Looking for parents of George Washington Eckley, b. ca 1802 in Philadelphia Co, PA. He married Elizabeth Wheaten ca 1827.

MORRISON, MYERS posted by Heather Olsen on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I am seeking information on the ancestry of James Wallace Morrison and his wife, Elmira Cordelia Myers, who were married on 31 Dec 1851 at the 1st German Reformed Church, on Race St. in Philadelphia. Both were said to have been born in Pennsylvania. Elmira was born on 19 Dec, perhaps in 1831. The couple had five children: Mary Elizabeth Morrison, born 05 Oct 1852, 13th Ward, Philadelphia; Annie Myers Morrison, born 04 Aug 1854, 13th Ward, Philadelphia; Joseph Ramsey Morrison, born 01 Jan 1857, Philadelphia, died between 1863-67; Emma Stenit Morrison, born 14 Nov 1858, 1st ward, Philadelphia; and Ella Fidelia Morrison, born 19 Apr 1862, Winchester, Randolph Co., Indiana. James served in the Civil War in the Indiana 69th regiment, Company C, and was killed in the battle of Richmond, Kentucky. Ella's obituary said she was survided by a cousin, Miss Margaret Morrison, of Philadelphia. Thanks for any suggestions.

GARRETTY, GARRITY posted by Mildred Heard on Sunday, November 15, 1998

EDWARD P GARRETTY (GARRITY) Immigrated to Philadelphia from Ireland with wife Kate Sweeney Garretty in the early to mid 1800s. Need the exact date and ship. Thanks for any help.

BLAUVELT posted by Don Blauvelt on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Searching for information regarding members of the Philadelphia YMCA Band c1918 and US Marine Corps regimental band in Guantanamo, Cuba during WWI (Oct 1918-Jul 1919). Have group photo of the YMCA band in uniform posing in front of the Philadelphia YMCA headquarters. Suspect this band commonly enlisted and became the US Marine regimental band in Cuba. My grandfather Ralph BLAUVELT was a member of both. The YMCA has no collaborative records. Have ordered Ralph's service record and suggested to Marines that the band may have sequential service numbers. In the meantime, can any band member's family help me put this history together?

BROOKS, DONLIN, HENOFER, TROCHTERMANN posted by Donna Frasher on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I am looking for any and all info on my mother's family. Maybe you can help! the names are JOHN RUSSELL DONLIN-B.Aug26,1900 Philadelphia-son of GEORGE FRANCIS DONLIN and CORA EDWINA BROOKS. ROSA MAY HENOFER-BDec.11,1899 Philadelphia-daughrt of SEFRIN THOMAS HENOFER and WILHEMINA TROCHTERMANN? I am trying to get into the BROOKS,TROCHTERMANN,DONLIN AND HENOFER FAMILY HISTORIES. Thanks

LEWIS posted by Karen Pollock on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I am looking for information on my father and grandfather. My father, George Thomas Lewis, was born in Philadelphia on September 29, 1918. His father, George Lewis, was born approximately 1892. I know that my ggrandfather, who might have the same name, was an alderman or politician in the Philadelphia area. He died in the late 1930's or early 1940's. My father was orphaned at three months. George Lewis worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and was killed in a railroad accident near the time of my father's birth. Does anyone have any information on my grandfather or great grandfather? George Lewis married Irene H. Harris sometime in the mid 1910's. Thank you for your help.

CRAIG posted by Rosemary Berry on Sunday, November 15, 1998

On census for 1790 Philadelphia there is a Robert and a John Craig. It is possible one or both of these men are my ancestors. Would like hear from anyone who has information on them. Thanks

JOHNSTON posted by Rosemary Berry on Sunday, November 15, 1998

There are 3 Johnstons who may be my ancestors on the 1790 census for Philadephia. They are: James, Robert and John. Does anyone know anything about these men. Thank you.

BOYER, PETZEL, PETZOLT, SCHELPLE posted by Jennifer Dunkle on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I am eager to find out more about this SCHELPLE family: Jacob and Rachel SCHELPLE, both born 1829/1830 in Wurttemberg, Germany. Children: William SCHELPLE, born 1858/1859 in Pennsylvania. Annie SCHELPLE, born 1860/1861 in Pennsylvania, apparently married someone named PETZOLT/PETZEL and lived in Kensington.. Elizabeth J. "Lillie" SCHELPLE, born 14 Feb 1871 in Philadelphia, married 18 Oct 1892 in Philadelphia, Frank Armand BOYER, died 22 Mar 1960, Oaks Nursing Home, Montgomery County. The family appears in the 1880 census in Philadelphia, and Jacob is in the Gopsill's 1881 Directory as a shoemaker living at 909 E. Dauphin, Philadelphia. Any ideas for how to find out more about this family will be greatly appreciated.

FISCHER, FISHER, SCHOETTLE, SCHOETTLER posted by Mike Schoettle on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I am looking for information on my gggrandparents John Paul SCHOETTLE/SCHOETTLER who married Matilda FISHER/FISCHER around 1872 in Philadelphia. They had 7 children, Harry, Gustav(Augustus), John P, Emma, Frederick, Matilda, George. They moved to Gloucester, NJ around 1893. John's parents are John and Eva.

CUNNINGHAM, LANDEN posted by Mike Schoettle on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I am looking for info on William H. CUNNINGHAM, b. Jan 1861?? who married Elizabeth LANDEN. They had 6 children: Florence, William, Robert, Mamie, Walter, and Emily. Florence married Frederick SCHOETTLE. William's father is possibly James CUNNINGHAM, but that is not for sure.

HATHAWAY posted by Michael Thompson on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Caleb HATHAWAY and Mary WIRE HATHAWAY were married in Christ Church, Philadelphia on January 1, 1792. I believe that Caleb also sailed on merchant vessels out of Philadelphia. At one time he was a part owner of a merchant vessel and as captain he made several trips tp China. Later, Caleb also owned a commission store in Philadelphia. I would greatly appreciate any additional information anyone can provide, including search ideas for finding the name of his ship and commission store. Thank you.

BREHAUT, DEREN, MELCHOIR, SMITH, VAN posted by Marcie Van Deren on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Matthew VAN DEREN m: Lydia BREHAUT, in 1785, Christ Church, Phila. John VAN DEREN Jr. m: Esther MELCHOIR, in 1789, Christ Church, Phila. Would like more info. on Thomas SMITH, Supreme Court Judge of Penn. who married Letitia VAN DEREN, like where did they live in Phila.? Need a cemetery for John VAN DEREN SR., died 1789, Quaker or Lutheran. In which Quaker cemeteries would I look for Charles VAN DEREN, died June 1811 and "buried in Friends Burying Ground", Phila. according to the cemetery return to the city office for the week of June 23, 1811. I assume there was more than one and I need to know which ones existed in 1811. Family home was the old Andrew Robeson mansion near the Wissahocken, according to family information. Any information on the above named persons would be appreciated!

GORMAN, MCCALL, MCGORMAN, SACHS, VINCENT posted by Lois Seeligsohn on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I am searching for the following ancestors:
1. DAVID GORMAN, b. David McGorman, Phila., ca. 1866, parents are WILLIAM McGORMAN and BRIDGET VINCENT; siblings Mary Vincent McGorman and Lillian McGorman.
2. JOHN McCALL, b. PA, 1809, d. Dec. 19, 1882, Phila., m. Ann _______, b. PA, d. ca. 1889, Phila.; children: James Alexander McCall, d. after 1907, William, b. 1846, d. 1889, Phila., Lillian, d. after 1889 in Atlantic City, NJ.
3. WILLLIAM McGORMAN, b. Oct. 18, ca. 1845, Ireland, d. Dec. 18, 1915, Phila., Catholic, emigrated 1856; m. Bridget Vincent, b. Ireland, d. Phila.; children: David (changed his name to Gorman), b. ca. 1866, Mary Vincent McGorman, b. May 8, 1869, Phila., d. Sept. 15, 1934, Camden, NJ, and Julia, b. 1874 or 1875, Phila., d. Atlantic City, NJ
4. ISRAEL SACHS, b. Russia, emigrated to Phila. ca. 1899, owned the Baruch Cigar Factory, Phila., m. _____; children, Carl, Etta, Ida, Harry.
5. BRIDGET VINCENT, b. ca. 1839, Ireland, Catholic, d. Feb. 21, 1889, Phila., m. William McGorman ca 1865, Phila.; children: David (Gorman), b. ca. 1866, Mary Vincent McGorman, b. May 8, 1869, Phila., d. Sep. 15, 1934, Camden, NJ, Julia, b. 1874-75, Phila., d. Atlantic City.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

BUCK, MCCARTY, RUFFNER posted by Robert Walsh on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Am researching descendants of Nicholas Buck, Bucks Co., Pa. who moved to Philadelphia in the late 1700's early 1800's. Example Mary Buck married Isaac McCarty and in 1890 lived at 1813 Stiles Street. Daniel Ruffner lived on Hunting Park Avenue and others throughout Philadelphia. Any information would be appreciated

HAGAN, HUGHES, MCCELLAND posted by Dee Jones on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I am looking for more information on a JAMES HAGAN who married a MARGARET HUGHES 10 May 1857 at St. Michael's RC Church, Phila. Mary and Margaret Tully were witnesses. I think James was buried at St. Michael's cemetery on North 2nd Street but his body was later moved to ?. JAMES HAGAN died 1880-1883. Margaret and James Hagan had a son named John baptized at St. Michaels on 12 May 1858 by Rev. O'Connor, sponsors were Eugene Hughes and Margaret___. (John married Jennie McClelland in Phila.--children: John M., H. Nelson, Jean & Adalaide Hagan). Other children of James and Margaret were Mary, Henry, James(he married Mary Brady in 1900), Rose and Edward. In 1880 the James/Margaret(Hughes) Hagan family lived at 729 Walnut Street and attended Old St. Mary's RC Church. I am especially looking for a death date for James and Margaret or where they were buried. I am the 3rd great grandaughter of James and Margaret.
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KACHLINE, MCBRIDE posted by Sally Francks on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Searching for any information on THOMAS MCBRIDE, married to JEANNETTE KACHLINE in philadelphia @1910. They had four children, Thomas, Maryann, Florence, and Madeline. He worked for Phila navy yard and died @ 1937 in phila. Any information on either person would be appreciated.

NATHANS posted by David Mark Schwertfeger on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Looking for DOROTHY, daughter of SADIE and FRANK NATHANS. Frank born in Philadelphia, later married Agnes Orchard, my grand-mother, and my mom was also born in Philadelphia. Frank born 1895, Dorothy probably born c1910-1920, Agnes born 1913, my mom born 1932. Family reunion desired.

KELLY, MCGOWAN posted by Adelle Kelly on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I have KELLY, and McGOWAN lines in Philadelphia. Especially searching for information on my father, Patrick Myron KELLY b. 1908 in Philadelphia m. Patsy BETO in MT. His father was Patrick KELLY and mother Margaret McGOWAN. Is anyone researching these families? Am looking for descendants as well as ancestors.

HEMMERT, MAYERS posted by Cliff Parker on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I am looking for any information on William MAYERS who was born in 1845 and died in Camden, NJ 8/25/1905. He lived in Philadelphia most of his life and was buried there. His parents were Carl Gottlieb MAYERS and Theresa both born in Germany according to his death certificate. He married Barabara HEMMERT (1854-1936) in 1872 in Philadelphia. He had at least two children, Carl Gottlieb (1872-1933) and William MAYERS. Most of the info I have on William (1845-1905) comes from his Civil War Pension records. Beyond that I have very little info on this family.

DETTLING, HUGHES, HUTH, KIRK, NEELD, ORR, VERDAUN, WERDAN posted by Judi Weller on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I am looking for the parents of Thomas KIRK that he would have immigrated with in 1849 from Ireland. Thomas KIRK married Mary HUGHES 1882? and had Frank, James, Henry(Harry) and Jane. Mary HUGHES died before 1900. Frank KIRK married Gertrude HUTH, daughter of Henry HUTH and Caroline WERDAN(VERDAUN). Henry HUTH immigrated to the US 1869 with his father John Jacob HUTH from England. John Jacob HUTH was from Germany as was his wife, but I do not know her name or when they went to England.
I am searching for the parents of Alfred Earl NEELD b. 1875? d. 1918. He was married to Anna DETTLING KUNZ. Anna's mother, Wilhemina MARTMANN married Martin DETTLING then later married Ernest KUNZ. What happened to Martin DETTLING? Martin DETTLING was from Wurttenberg, Germany and immigrated in 1864. He was in the 1870 US Census but not in 1880. Wilhemina remarried by 1875.
My grandfather, Edward NEELD married Marie ORR, daughter of John E. ORR (of Germany) and Anna MARTIN(of Ireland). John E. ORR and Anna MARTIN married in 1897. I do not know the parents of either. John ORR immigrated in 1889 and Anna MARTIN immigrated in 1886. At the time of their marriage, Anna MARTIN lived at 1320 Heath St and may have worked as a nanny/parlor maid for the WANAMAKER family.
Any information would be greatly appriciated.

HARPER posted by Linda McCooey on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Joseph HARPER was married to Sarah ?. They lived in Oxford township, Phil. Co. He was born in 16?? and died 1746. He was the son of John and Ann Butcher Harper. They were from Oxfordshire, England and came to this country in the 1680's. If anyone knows any information on this Harper family please contact me.

HAHN posted by Sam D. Lawson on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I am looking for information on the HAHN family. Philip HAHN married Anna Maria WEISSMANN, the daughter of Peter WEISSMAN and Elizabeth Margareth HEMM, about 1784. Quite possibly the father of Philip HAHN was Jacob HAHN since Philip's first born son was named Jacob. This HAHN family later moved to Augusta Co., Va.

HAMMER posted by Robert Christine on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I am looking for information about my Great-grandfather, Nathan K. Hammer, of Northern Liberties, Philadelphia. Nathan married my Great-grandmother, Catherine Taylor, also of Northern Liberties, in 1870. They had 2 daughters, Marion, my grandmother, born in 1872, and Kate, born in 1875. Nathan must have died between 1875 and 1880, because Catherine shows up on the 1880 Census as a widow. I would like to know the following; 1.When and where was Nathan born ? 2.Who were his parents? 3.Did his ancestors come from Germany? 4.When and where he die? Thank you.

BROKATE posted by Lori Neuenschwander on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Henry William BROKATE fr. Hanover, Germany marr. Margaret fr. Delaware. They had a least 2 sons, William Henry BROKATE, bn May 31, 1852 in Philadelphia, married Emma LAPP bn March 21, 1850 in Harrisburg. They were married abt 1874. Their first three sons were born in Philadelphia. William Walter BROKATE March 20, 1874, Edward D. BROKATE December 10, 1875 & Harry Joesph BROKATE, Sr abt 1878. Henry William & Margaret BROKATE's 2nd son was Daniel bn abt 1855 in Philadelphia, I know nothing more abt Daniel. Sometime between 1878 & 1881 William Henry's family moved West to Colorado. I'm looking for any info from their time in Philadelphia. Such as any other siblings, What happened to Daniel, other family members...etc. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

ASKINS, FULLER, SULLIVAN posted by Tish Gardner on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Seeking ancestors of John FULLER b March 8, 1787 in PA died Jan 1, 1873 in Philadelphia. Marriage of his father John FULLER to Elizabeth ASKINS is listed in Third Presbyterian Church records on March 15, 1808. Elizabeth ASKINS died March 16, 1814 probably in Philadelphia. His father is said to be John FULLER and Mary SULLIVAN. Any help greatly appreciated.

WIBBERLEY posted by Eileen Rimmer on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Information needed on Thomas Wibberley, born July 1870 in Pa. and his wife Margaret, born Apr 1872 in Pa. Believed to have lived in Philadelphia. Children were Elizabeth, born 1891, John, born 1893, George, born 1894, Mary, born 1896, Margaret, born 1898 and Annie, born 1899. I do not know if the dates are correct for the children. Any help would be appreciated. Thankyou,

FORTE posted by John Forte on Sunday, November 15, 1998

i would like any information on family of joseph and josephine forte. Josephine immigrated to america approx. 1912 with her aunt (josephine antonelli), settled in phila., married joseph, had 8 children, any info. will be greatly appreciated.

JEFFERSON posted by Jeff Jefferson on Sunday, November 15, 1998

JEFFERSON, HARRY, Born 1874, around Audubon,PA, which was Philadelphia County until 1874. Died 1947, Norristown, PA. Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Royersford, PA. Wife...Elsie (Simons)....died 1931 Royersford, PA. Am trying to find parents of Harry, my Great Grandfather. Any info would be of great help.

SMALLEY posted by Tom Lawson on Sunday, November 15, 1998

SMALLEY, Samuel & Clarissa. Came to Philadelphia @ 1835 from New Jersey. Lived in the Northern Liberties section until their deaths in late 1800's. Samuel was a shoemaker. Children were George, Caroline, Sarah, Charles, Catherine, Samuel, Mary, Joseph, and Francis. Looking for info on Samuel's father and where he lived in New Jersey prior to coming to Philadelphia.

WEST posted by Dru West on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Searching for parents and siblings of John WEST, b. 25 Sept 1828 in Shepton Mallet Somersetshire, England. Came to the U.S. "while a babe in arms" and lived with his parents in Manayunk, PA. At the age of 10 years he was taken from school and began to work in his father's woolen factory where he remained eight years. Eventually, John moved to N.Y. and married Elizabeth ALLISON, but John's parents and siblings may have stayed in PA. Any help would be appreciated.

SCHIEVELY, SCHIVELY posted by Jillian Moisdon on Sunday, November 15, 1998

SCHIEVELY (SCHIVELY), Henry. A cutlery maker and surgical tool maker in PHILADELPHIA prior to 1899. Any information on this gentleman will be greatly appreciated. Thank-you in advance.

MANNING, NEILL posted by Susan Neill on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Great great grandfather James Neill, Methodist minister and coal operator, member of Philadelphia Conference of Methodist Church, married to Cynoia Manning, at least 4 children - Charles, Albert, Josephine, Benjamin; James and family lived in Pottsville in 1840s-50s where owned at least one coal mine, was also Meth. preacher in Schuylkill Co., looking for more Philadelphia connections, info on Charles, Albert, Josephine. Thanks!!

MCKINNEY posted by Ruth Oborn on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I am trying to prove who the Henry MC KINNEY is that is buried in the Philadelphia Cemetery. He died October 10, 1838 of marasmus (failure to thrive) at age 16 months. Is there a way I can find out who his parents were, or who purchased the cemetery lot. If I can prove this, maybe he is the Henry McKinney in my family that we have never been able to prove a death date for.

LOUCKS posted by Lynda Ozinga on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Looking for information on who the parents of William Loucks, American Revolutionary War Soldier in Battles of Brandywine & Germantown might be. He lived 1/2 mile from Philadelphia when he enlisted, according to his pension application, which was granted. He was an apprentice for a number of weeks living with another military man. He became a teamster, and hauled wagons specially fixed so the wheels were silent, across the Delaware to meet Washingtons' troops, also according to his pension application. No mention of who his parents might be. Appreciate any information on Loucks living 1/2 mile from Philadelphia at this time, so I can try and figure out who his parents might be and where they came from.

MCCARTHY, NEEDHAM posted by Susan Needham Jacob on Sunday, November 15, 1998

EDMUND HAZEN NEEDHAM born Nov 20,1895, 334 School Lane, PHILADELPHIA pa. Parents John (jack) Gale Needham and Charlotte McCarthy. Baptised Jan 26, 1896. Sponsers James J McCarthy and Beatrice Mc Carthy. Looking for any information of John Needham and Charlotte (my great grandparents) and any of the Mc Carthy Line. Siblings,Relatives etc. After my grandfather came to NY, no contact or info is to be had on these people. Any information would be helpful. My grandfather was Baptized in the Church of St Vincent De Paul and possibly the Needhams and Mc Carthys were parishoners there. Thank you for any info in advance.

BARRETT, KELLY, MCGANN posted by Bill McGann on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I am searching for information on all McGann's in Philadelphia, but especially descendents of Francis and Isabelle McGann. Francis was born 1861 in Philadelphia. His parents were Richard and Hannah McGann. Isabelle was born 1859 in Ireland. Their children were William B. DOB 1887, Francis W. DOB 1884, James F. DOB 1881, and Margaret (married John Kelly) DOB 1889.
I am also searching for information on Barrett's buried in New Cathedral cemetary in Philadelphia. My Great Grandfather, Francis B. McGann, was buried in 1892 in the Barrett plot. The plot was owned by Bartholomew Barrett, and buried there are Margaret Barrett, age 31, buried 6/25/1886, and Maryanne Barrett, age 11, buried 11/8/1888. I am hoping to explain the link between the Barrett and McGann families.

KELLY posted by Tim Kelly on Sunday, November 15, 1998

John A. Kelly was born circa1861 in Drogheda, Ireland in the County of Louth. John was 21 when he married Margaret (Maggie) Joseph Marrey b.circa 1863. Maggie was born in a different part of Drogheda but both knew each other as children. At the time of his marriage John was a member of the Fenian Society. John's family made fine womens shoes and boots to order. The port of entry was Philladelphia. He stayed with his Uncle Frank Kelly on Market Street. Maggie followed about a year later. The couple moved to Brooklyn NewYork in 1890 where Michael Kelly Sr.* was born. Children of John and Maggie were Will, John, Michele Nacrose*, Agnes, Margarette, Kevin, Emmitt,?, ?. Any connections?

TATUM posted by Sally Embry Viada on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Edmond Beech TATUM's family came from London, owning a cutlery business there, before arriving in Philadelphia, before 1850. It is said that the, while living in Phila., the TATUM family bought a boat 'The Ivanhoe' and sailed to Mobile, Ala. Only other information is that Edmond had an uncle Robert TATUM, who was in the English Army. He may have been the Tatum who purchased the Ivanhoe. Any help or suggestions on this family, or the Ivanhoe purchase much appreciated.

LOCK, QUICKSELL, TREADAWAY posted by Sally Embry Viada on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Debora QUICKSELL, sister of Jonathan Quicksell, married Henry TREADAWAY, s/o Henry TREADAWAY, 1773 in St Michael's Zion Church in Phila. The TREADAWAY's were from Gloucester Cty., New Jersey. Where were the QUICKSELL's from? Henry and Debora's son Jerimiah TREADWAY, bn ca 1777, married Rebecca LOCK. When, where, and who are Rebecca's parents, etc. Jerimiah and Rebecca TREADAWAY moved to Plaquemines Parish, La. by 1800.

SIMPSON posted by Jo Anne Carroll on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I am looking for information on Judge ALEXANDER SIMPSON. He was a Phila. judge in the late 1800's. Was married to Ella Simpson and had a son Carson. Gave lands in Hatboro, Bucks County to the Methodist Episcopal Church Missionary Society, for poor children in 1919.

BETZ posted by Carolyn Sue Smith on Sunday, November 15, 1998

George Philip Betz arrived in Philadelphia from Amsterdam on September 22, 1838 on a ship called the DESDEMONA. The entire pasenger manifest was comprised of people from Germany. George was 32 and his wife Mlina was 33 in 1838. They brought 3 unnamed children - the youngest 6 and the oldest 11. This family turned up in St. Clair county in 1851. But I have not been able to locate them from 1838 to 1851. The 1850 census has a George Betz listed in Phila. county.

BETNEY, RIDGE, THOMAS, WEBBER, WEBER posted by Meredee Wall on Sunday, November 15, 1998

My great grandfather, George C. Thomas, married Ednah Ridge July 6, 1901 in Philadelphia. She was the daughter of Joseph Betney Ridge & Annie Cambell Ridge, of Philadelphia. Joseph's parents were Joseph Ridge & Margaret Weber. This Joseph's parents were William Ridge & Ann Betney, while Margaret's were Alexander Weber and Mary Remshart. If anyone has info on these surnames, who their ancestors were,I would appreciate any info. This is all I have.

KOHLHASS, WETZSTEIN, WHETSTINE posted by Ray Brooks on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Searching for ancestral data. On Nov 30.1864 LUDWIG WETZSTEIN (b: 12/26/1828) and his wife ANNA KATHERINE KOHLHASS (b: 12/25/1831) and their three oldest children landed in New York, Ny, from Germany. They took up residence in Philadelphia, Pa, and later moved to Huntingdon, Co, Pa. On Sep 20, 1868 Ludwig was naturalized using the name LOUIS WHETSTINE. Prior to leaving Germany his last born child, BURGHARDT CONRAD WETZSTEIN, birth was registered in the Evangelical Reformed Church, Roushausen, Hessen, Germany, as being born in the township of Roushausen County, Rotnburg House No 101 on Feb 15, 1863. Godfathers were CONRAD KOHLASS of Philadelphia, Pa and BURGHARDT MOELLER of Germany.

FRANKLIN posted by Janis Lindemann on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Does anyone know the connection between BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S family and that of MOSES FRANKLIN, 1820 Franklin Co. TN, b. before 1775? Tradition is that Moses is of this famous family. The Franklins were reported to have been in NC ca. 1800. Surely this family is well documented. Won't someone please help?

MCCLARY, MCCLEARY, MCCLERE, MCCLERY, MCCLURE posted by Terrie Olsen on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Looking for any information on this family in Philadelphia Co. I know there was a John McClere in the 1810 Census. I have a Goerge McClere in Trumbull Co. Ohio and can not get any farther back on this line. I have George in Trumbull Co in the early 1800. His son Alexander was born abt. 1804 Pa. Goerge died Trumbull co. Ohio 1841. His wife was Margaret at that time. Have found Margaret in the 1850 Trumbull Co. census but she was 75 at that time and disappears after that. I have most of Alexander's decendants after that. Willing to share any information. Would be happy to connect with anyone working on this family.

BIDDLE posted by Douglas Price on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Mary Ann Biddle was born 18 April, 1795 in Philadelphia, Penn. Her father was John Biddle. Her mother is believed to be Grace Thomas. Mary Ann married George Price.

NEWMAN, WANAMAKER posted by Elise Harlow on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I am looking for information on my great grandmother's first marriage to a Wanamaker, circa 1985-1900. Her name was Anna Ursula Newman. She was from the Philadelphia area and this was probably where they were married however, it's possible they may have married in Washington D.C. After they were divorced she moved to Washington and eventually met and married my great grandfather in Manassas, Virginia. She said very little about her first marriage. Shortly after she died in Manassas, a man came to visit her bearing flowers and was told only that she had passed away. No one ever asked who he was. We are interested in obtaining any information regarding her first marriage. Anna's family was from Palm, PA and were Swankfelters (sp?) descended from Peter Walser who came to this country in 1700.

HORN posted by Judith Heald on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Frank HORN was born about 1880 in Philadelphia. He married Margaret HAWS. Two sons: Russell Smith HORN b. 1907, Philadelphia, and George Washington Greer HORN b. 1909 in Philadelphia. Frank was apparently a compulsive gambler and Margaret said if he was not going to quit he didn't need to come home. He took her at her word and disappeared about 1913. He was not seen or heard from again. Did he stay in the Philadelphia area? Have any other children? Remarry? (was not divorced to my knowledge.) We always find the family black sheep interesting to track! Any leads or ideas appreciated.

LIGHTCAP, RITTENHOUSE posted by Robert M. Lightcap on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Michael LIGHTCAP married Susanna RITTENHOUSE on Mar 27,1814 at St. Michaels Evangelical Lutheran Church, Germantown, PHILA., Pa. Michael b. Aug 10,1792 in Montgomery Co.-d. Mar 19,1871 in Phila. Susanna b. Feb 01,1793 - d. Feb 23,1855. Both buried at St. Michaels. Does anyone have info re identity of Michael LIGHTCAP's parents?

SCHOOLER posted by Nancy V. Taylor on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I am trying to link my John SCHOOLER, born Cumberland County PA 1771, lived in Beaver County PA 1802-1817, then to Ohio, to a William Schooler who was an executor of Ullrich Smith's will in Philadelphia County, Dec.1852-Jan.1953. Or, actually, to any other Schooler out there.

MEADE posted by Bryce Rumbles on Sunday, November 15, 1998

MEADE, George Gordon (1815-1872) and/or Richard Warsam MEADE II (d 1870). Family history says we're somehow related to the Commander of the Army of the Potomac and I want to prove (or disprove) it. My g-g-grandfather, Frank Charles BARRY (June 11, 1873-Jan 1964) married a Pearl MEADE (ca 1880-ca 1962) of Kansas City, KS, in 1898. She was the daughter of a P.M. MEADE, and is our Meade connection. He would have been born circa 1850-1860.

AUSTIN, CUNNINGHAM, SCHOETTLE posted by Mike Schoettle on Sunday, November 15, 1998

I am looking for information on Frederick W. SCHOETTLE, born in May 1889, and his father John P. SCHOETTLE, born in Apr 1852 in Germany. Frederick SCHOETTLE married Florence CUNNINGHAM and had 4 children: Grace Muriel AUSTIN (adopted), Dorothy, Frederick Jr, and Ruth. John SCHOETTLE was married to Matilda Fisher and had 6 children: Gustav, Emma, John P Jr, Frederick Sr, Matilda, and George. John had 13 brothers and sisters. Any info would be of great help. Thanks

EGAN, MCFADDEN posted by Kathy (Egan) Reid on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Need any information on Michael Egan and Grace (McFadden) Egan, my grandparents, who came over from Ireland and settled in Phila. Their children were William and twin who died, James, Thomas, and Albert. Thomas was born around 1924.

RAUCK posted by Michael Rauck on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Looking for all information on the Rauck family. According to US census 1870, in Philadelphia Co., 7Wd, 18 District, there was a Nathaniel Rauck, 63 years old.

BALCH, BLACKWELL, RALSTON, THOMASON, WALLACE, WILLING posted by David Blackwell on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Seek descendants of Rev. Robert BLACKWELL through only daughter Rebecca H. BLACKWELL 1782-1852 who married George Willing born 1774 and had 8 children including Rebecca married George Henry THOMASON of Mayfield, Germantown; Harriet married Henry RALSTON of Philadelphia; and Dorothy married John William WALLACE, Esq., of Phila. Rev. Robert buried St. Peters, Pine St. ? Tomb of family mentions BALCH descendants.

CUTHBERT, KOCHERSPERGER, LENTZ posted by Shelley June Cuthbert on Sunday, November 15, 1998

My father, Harry L. Cuthbert, was born in 1918 in Philadelphia, Pa. at 130 Morris St. We go back through Philadelphia with Henry L., born 1893, Henry L., born 1870, Henry L. 1846 to his father John Cuthbert, born 1804 in Phila. John married a Sarah Kochersperger,born 1813 or 1815. They married, we think, in 1837. But there is another John Cuthbert, born in 1777, from Ireland and has a dau Amelia Cuthbert marry a Thomas Kochersperger in 1839 in Phila.! Could this be a coincidence? John Cuthbert, born 1804, had sons William, George Kochersperger, Henry Lentz and we see that George K. had a George who had a William. If there is any one who can connect into this line, I'd love to swap data with you. The big mystery is that we cannot find church records on John born 1804 or any of his children. The Lutheran Archives have been hemming and hawing for years and are not much help. The odd thing is that I am Lutheran! But I live in Houston, Texas now and can't visit easily. I received the Lower Merion Baptist Records on another Cuthbert line and don't know yet if they fit my line. I also have other records that I've dug up. CUTHBERT IS A SCOTTISH NAME. Last but not least, my father didn't even know where his middle name LENTZ came from! He was Harry the 4th and was not told. At least the Cuthberts admired the Lentzs.

HARRIS, RIGHTLEY, SOFFE, SUTTON, UBELE posted by Christine Martin on Sunday, November 15, 1998

William Penn RIGHTLEY b. 8-6-1864 d. 10-1-1956 m. c.1895 prob. Philadelphia Mary Harriet UBELE b.c 1873 prob. PA d. 12-16-1905 Philadelphia, daughter, Mary Harriett RIGHTLEY b. 9-13-1899 Philadelphia d. 4-9-1987 Ft. Lauderdale, FL m. 2-18-1922 Camden, Camden, NJ to Paul SOFFE (1898-1976). William Penn RIGHTLEY m. 2 Amanda J. RIGHTLEY (b. 8-15-1871 d. 9-18-1955). William Penn was the son of John L. RIGHTLEY (b. 12-23-1837 d. 3-26-1918) and Almira SUTTON (b. 11-17-1844 d. 8-19-1922). William had a sister Mary A. RIGHTLEY b. 7-10-1862 m. Charles HARRIS. looking for any information about the RIGHTLEY, SUTTON and UBELE families of Pennsylvania.

MINK posted by Robet L. Ballantyne on Sunday, November 15, 1998

MINK family of Philadelphia, especially a William Mink 1828 - 1892 in Philadelphia.

DOTTS, WARD posted by Debra Ann Dotts Christian on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Looking for the parents of Elizabeth Ward, b. 24 May (about 1877), in Philadelphia. She married about 1898 a Rheuel Dotts, also born in Philadelphia (about 1875). Elizabeth may have had one sister.

TIBBETS, TIBBETTS posted by Debra Ann Dotts Christian on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Looking for the dates of death of Henry Tibbets/Tibbetts born, Gloucester, MA about 1836, and his wife, Lidia Wright Tibbets/Tibbetts born, Gloucester, MA about 1838. They lived in Philadelphia where at least two of their three daughters were born in 1858 (twins) Harriet Minerva Tibbets and Sarah Tibbets.

GARRISON posted by Pat French on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Am looking for info re my gggrandfather, Joseph Garrison, who died in Philadelphia "in the spring of 1833" One reports states he died on a rafting expedition on the Delaware River. Can anyone tell me where I might find out about his death? Are there any newspapers which might have reported such an incident? Or where would I find out where he is buried? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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