Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Posted Queries for December 1998


BORTZ posted by Nora Borts on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Seeking information on cemeteries in the Philadelphia area. A ancestor died on the way to America just off the coastline. The captain of the ship permitted his parents to bring him to shore for burial. Does anyone know in what cemetery a immigrant might have been buried in, in about 1730-50's. His name was John Bortz. Thanks

GROFF posted by John Rahn on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Looking for any information on the family of Forrest N. Groff (son of John F. Groff & Elmira Gauker) & Nora Carroll (his wife). Last living in Philadelphia with 4 children.

LUTES, LUTZ posted by Kenneth Lutes on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Looking for information on three (3) lutz brothers who came to america early 1700's. John, Jacob and George. I'm a direct descendant of I thought John Lutz, but others seem to think our line came from George, John's brother. I have John married to Mary Hannah Diehn in 1746, Berks Co., Penn and then going on to Maryland, then Kentucky. He had son Henry Lutz Sr b1768 and married Mary Jones 1788. Others have George Lutz married to Hannah Diehn in 1796. Can you shed any light on this. My parents are Anderson Wallace Lutes and Mary Bell Lanham. Appreciate any/all information you have on this family. Also, do you have any info on/when the Lutz name was changed to Lutes. Thanks Much

HONESTY, MURPHY, PAYNE posted by Paulette Hawthorne on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am searching for the Family of Jesse Payne who married Ellen Waugh in True Blue, Virginia. David Payne, son of Jesse moved to Philadelphia City in the early 1900's and left his children behind. My grandmother Lula Payne (Murphy), Jennette, Maime, John Robert, Minnie, Thomas, Lutie, and Elizabeth. We have no records.
My greatgrandmother Louisa Dixon Honesty, wife of William Henry Honest of Falls Church, Virginia, left in the early 1900's also to travel to Philadelphia City. We have not heard from them since. They had children also, William Henry (my grandfather), Pearl, and Cora Honesty. We don't know if there were any other children born after this migration or not. I have an address for my greatgrandmother Louisa, it is as follows: Mrs. Louisa Honesty, 314 Wyata Street, Philadelphia, PA. If anyone has any information on either of these families it will be greatly appreciated.

MALEY, MCQUINY posted by Robert L. Maley on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Looking for any information on James McQUINY. On 8 Nov 1769 he was listed as the father of James MALEY, illegitimate son of Hannah MALEY. I would like to share information on the McQUINY surname or any of his family. Also, what happened to Hannah MALEY? If this son James is the one I am looking for, he went to Lancaster County in 1791 and began raising a family.

BABB posted by Bill Luke on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

BABB, THOMAS 1850 census list him with a wife, son, David, b.1846/1848 Phila., daughter, Grace, b. 1850. Phlia. David, m. Mary McDowell, son, William b.1880/1888, Phila., daughter ??? b. Phila. William m. May FEGER, son William b. 1912 Phila.

WRIGHT posted by Tim Rodabaugh on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I would like to obtain a copy of George W. WRIGHT's obituary. He was born in June of 1894 and died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pa. in 1964. He was the son of Leonard T. and Carrie M. CLARK WRIGHT. Leonard WRIGHT was at one time either an editor or publisher for a Phildelphia newspaper. I appreciate any assistance that anyone can offer. Thank you,

BORRELL, CARR posted by Gordon Borrell on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I have information dating to the mid-1800s, starting with a Joseph Borrell who was a tool-and-die maker in Philly; his two sons, Aloysius Borrell (1889-1957), a haberdasher, and Tony Borrell (?), an actor. They lived in the North Philadelphia area. It is generally believed that Joseph's father came to America via Alsace, though I have sketchy information on that. I have much information on Borrells throughout the U.S., early Borrell history in Spain, and some Borrell ancestry in Alsace.
My maternal grandmother was Regina Carr Allen (1915? -1993), and her father William Carr was publisher of the Germantown Gazette. They lived on Church Street. A great-great grandfather of hers, Christopher Carr, was baptized in the Wisahiccon Creek at age 90 in the 1800s. I have a news article describing this.

WINTHROP posted by Liz Griffin on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Looking for information on Morris Winthrop born in Philadelphia in 1907-9. Any information on Morris or the Winthrop family of Philadelphia would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

WEBB posted by Joan Webb Musser on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Research lineage of WEBB, Francis Arthur 1879-1940 (Phila. PA) son of HENRY L.WEBB and EMILY COLTON nee WEBB (?). There is some relationship between the COLTONS and FLINTS , Mass., and my WEBBS but have not been able to sort it out, yet. Would like to exchange information.

BARTELSON, DAVIS, EVANS, FOX, MARSHALL, MARTIAL, SCOTT posted by Kevin W. Daniel on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am researching the line of William FOX. He moved to Loudoun County, VA in 1764, where he was identified as a merchant. He purchased land there using Pennsylvania currency and was associated with other PA families who moved there, too; MARSHALL/MARTIAL, SCOTT, DAVIS and EVANS. William's son, James FOX, was married to Mary BARTLESON in 1758 in the Swede's Church in Philadelphia. I would like to contact anyone interested FOXes who were in Philadelphia in the 1760s and before and anyone interested in any of these surnames that had Loudoun County or Fairfax County, VA connections.

HAINES posted by James G Brown on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Seek information on lineage of John HAINES, b. 13 June, 1803 Philadelphia, PA, d. June, 1885, Philadelphia, PA. m. 26 Oct., 1826 Philadelphia, PA Juliana Frederica WALKER. John HAINES owned the Seven Stars Hotel in Frankford and ran an omnibus stage line between Frankford and Philadelphia proper. His father was also John HAINES, b.say ca. 1770 who m. Rachel TRAUTMAN ca. 1800. I need information on his lineage. Will be happy to share info.

KELLY posted by Charlotte Barlow on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am looking for information on my Grandmothers side of the family-her name was Marie Frances Kelly and she was born in Manayunk in 1892-her parents were Hugh and Margaret Hart Kelly-I have been told that when her Daughter Mary Barlow died at the age of 5,she was buried in Manayunk--I have been unable to find any Catholic Cemeteries listed for Manayunk-I am hoping that if I can find where Mary is buried I will find other Ancestors-Thank you

GALLAGHER, GERLACH, LANDY posted by Robin C. Pignatelli on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Searching for Landy early 1700's to present. Thomas Landy b. abt. 1842 m. Agnes Dalton in 1865. Son, John Landy b. 1868 m. Alice Gerlach b. 1872 in 1896. Son, John LANDY b. 1903 m. Ann (Anna) Gallagher in 1924.

BEVAN, CHANDLER, RICHARDSON posted by Jim Young on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I believe my ancestor, James RICHARDSON, b. PA (birthyear ukn), is a descendant of Samuel RICHARDSON who emigrated to Philadelphia Co., PA in 1682. James married Elner "Ellen" CHANDLER, b. 1805 in Chester Co., PA, a descendant of George CHANDLER II who emigrated to Philadelphia Co., PA in 1687. Both Samuel RICHARDSON and George CHANDLER II were Quakers. Therefore, I'm seeking assistance in identifying the male RICHARDSON descendants, including their spouse(s), of Joseph RICHARDSON, b: about 1675, d: Jan 1751/52 and Elizabeth BEVAN. Joseph is the son of Samuel RICHARDSON, b: about 1635 in London, England, d: June 10, 1719 in Philadelphia, PA and Eleanor ______ b: bef 1657, d: April 19, 1703 in Germanton, PA. In 1682 Samuel Richardson, a Quaker of Philadelphia Co, PA, transferred into the Merion Friends meeting from Spanish Town Friends Meeting Port Royale, Jamaica. He was a friend of PENN. As a bricklayer and contractor, he helped build Philadelphia which made him quite wealthy. He was in Philadelphia during the earthquake that sunk the city into the port. Any information, regardless how little or scant, on the descendants of Joseph RICHARDSON and Elizabeth BEVAN would be greatly appreciated. I will consolidate and share the data with anyone requesting it.

SIMPSON posted by Jo Anne Carroll on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am looking for any information on a Philadelphia judge Alexander SIMPSON. He retired around 1900 - 1915. His wife's name was Ella. They had a son Carson who died at a young age. Had a summer home in Hatboro and took in orphans.

DEDIER posted by Leslie McElwreath on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

DEDIER, Peter Enrolled in 1777 as a private in 4th Class of Captain James Hazlet's (spelling?) 5th Co, 2nd Battalion,Philadelphia Co. Militia. Born May 15, 1739 and Died Oct 15, 1821. DEDIER, Jean "John" Enlisted 1778. Appointed wagon master of Regiment Continental Line, 3rd Penn Regiment. Born March 8, 1712 and Died March 10, 1789. I am researching my Revolutionary ancestors and need proof of their service, births and deaths. Thank you in advance for your help.

FAUST posted by Elizabeth Ann Gallagher on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

WILLIAM HENRY FAUST born: ?, 1842 in Pa., died: ?, 1930 in Wheeling, W. Va. Married:ANN - ANNE (STRAUB) married: ?, 1864. William's father: JOHN FAUST born: unknown died: unknown. Marriage date and wife's name unknown. Seeking all info. for JOHN, and for WILLIAM HENRY FAUST.

MANNING, MILNES, NEILL posted by Susan Neill on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

My grt grt grandfather was the Rev. James Neill, born 2/1/1814, near Belfast, Ireland, came to US as a child. Became a Methodist minister in 1835, member of Philadelphia Conf. Married Cynthia Manning (b. 1821, Chazy, Clinton Co, NY) in 1841 in Philadelphia, 6 children. Gave up full time preaching in 1846, while minister of church in Pottsville. Began coal operation in ?? Went into partnership with Benjamin Milnes between 1848 and 1852. James was part of Benjamin Milnes & Co., 228 Dock St., Philadelpia (1859 directory listing), also had his own office. Looking for info on the Neills, Milnes, Mannings, miners and others that worked for Benjamin Milnes & Co, or William Milnes in Schuylkill Co.

KAERCHER, REICHEL posted by Nancy Kaercher Evans on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am looking for any info you could help me with on GEORGE FREDRICK KAERCHER,born June 9,1863 and married a CAROLINE M.REICHEL,born January 27, 1869. This would be my g-grandmother and g-grandfather. Did George come from Alcace Lorraine Germany, or was he born in USA. Was Caroline Reichel from Germany or born in USA? I think they lived in the Frankfort area. Burried in Cedar Hill Cemetary.

ABRONSKI posted by Elsie Myers on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am interested in any information about John & Julia Abronski. Julia b. 1840 in Germany lived in Phila. from 1891 (and I think she may have lived there even before this date) until October 1918 when she passed away. Some of her children were Lovina/Lavina b. 1870, Alexander b. 1871, John V. b. 1873 and Lewis/Louis H. b. 1879. Lovina was married to Benjamin Brader and they had two daughters - Helen and Grace. Grace was b. Oct. 1888. Alexander & John V. had a business in Philadelphia for a number of years. Lewis was a lawyer. I would appreciate any info. such as any more children, where John is buried (Julia, Alexander, & John V. are buried in the Laurel Hill Cemetery), when did John & Julia come to America, where in Germany was Julia from, etc.

ORR posted by Richard Dawson on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Samuel John Orr migrated to Philadelphia, PA as a child in the 1850s. His mother & father, Robert Williamson Orr & Nancy Barlow Orr came from County Down, Ireland. My Great Grandfather Samuel John Orr was born Dec. 7, 1846 in Ireland. He and his family migrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Samuel John Orr married Elizabeth Cantley Shilladay ( a local gal ) and they had 12 children between 1875 and 1891. Thanks for your help.

KUSTER posted by Colleen Smith on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am searching for info on my ancestor, Johann Kuster. He arrived in Philadelphia on Oct. 4, 1752, I would love to know more about the ship and its voyage. I would also like to know what Johann did and where he went when he arrived in Philly. Thank you! for your help,

AUSTIN, BROUSE posted by Betty Johnson on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I would like to contact any descendants of Frederick Lister AUSTIN, born 29 January 1886, Independence, Jackson, MO. In 1917 he married Iza BROUSE. They lived in Philadelphia in 1933.

MCDONALD posted by Linda Keltner on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

McDONALD, William born 1831 in Ireland of Scottish parents, immigrated to Philadelphia in 1851, remained there until 1860 when citizenship papers were received, then moved to Texas. What ship did he come over on in 1851? What did he do while he was in Philadelphia? We know that he was a blacksmith during the Civil War in Texas.

LONABACH, LONABAUGH, LONERBAUGH, LONGABAUGH posted by Glenda Shay on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am trying to find more information about my great great grandfather, Jacob Lonabaugh. He was born in Philadelphia December 5, 1824. We know nothing of his origins. Please help. Thank you.

HEISS, JAECKLER, JÄCKLER, TAYLOR, VANSANT posted by Tony Triolo on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am seeking information about Matthias HEISS, who emigrated to the Colonies aboard the Edinburgh, arriving in Philadelphia 13 Aug 1750. He married Margretha JÄCKLER 20 Nov 1752 at St. Michael's and Zion Church, Phila. They had at least two children, Susannah (b. 14 Aug 1754) and Christian (b. 17 Nov 1756). Christian HEISS married Sarah VANSANT 22 Dec 1785 at the Newtown Presbyterian Church in Bucks Co. I would appreciate corresponding with anyone researching HEISS or VANSANT lines.

CLAUSER posted by Edward Lohr on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Researching the surname CLAUSER. Albert H. Clauser born abt. 1855 married Mary Little born abt. 1860. They had a son Albert Jr. born 1879. Albert was a Blacksmith. They lived on Warnock st. near 13th.

GARVEY, MCHUGH, MORGAN, PEARL posted by Timothy E McKeon on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I'm looking for information regarding the MCHUGH family of Germantown, Philadelphia and cousins related to this line. My great grandmother Bridget MCHUGH was brought to the United States by her uncle, Andrew MCHUGH. Andrew was a laborer and according to the 1890 Philadelphia City directory, lived at 4685 Patton St. in Germantown (which is now Priscilla St.) There was an Andrew Jr. living at 4697 Patton St. at the same time, his son I assume. Bridget married Bill MARRON but was left a widow in 1900/1. She was remarried to Michael MORGAN of Ireland and had two children. My great grandmother had many cousins in Germantown, one Mary MCHUGH (brought over about the same time by Andrew) married Jack PEARL. They had three children as far as I know. Another cousin married a GARVEY. Their son Charles "Chappy" GARVEY lived in Germantown and had a large family. If anyone has information on any of these folks, please contact me.

CULLATON, DONNELL, KAY, MCKEON posted by Timothy E McKeon on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am looking for information relating to the MCKEON family of Philadelphia and related families. My great grandfather Michael J. MCKEON was born in 1880 in the Torresdale section of Philadelphia. On the 1890 City Directory there were 3 MCKEONs living in Torresdale - Edward, Dudley and Michael. Each was a gardener. Michael married Mary O'DONNELL (suposedly born in Catasauqua, Lehigh Co., PA) and had five children while living on Musgrave St. in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. The children were Joseph, Anna (Nan, m. Joe CULLATON c.1937, no children), Rosemary (m. Edward KAY, d. before 1943, one child), Edward (my grandfather) and Thomas McDonald (died in a childhood accident). They also raised Mary's nephew, son to John E. O'DONNELL who died b. 1930. Lizzy O'DONNELL was also living in the area and is thought to be Mary's sister. Mary died in 1931, Michael c. 1939; he owned an ice company called American Ice for a time. If anyone has any information on these families please contact me.

GARTON, HARRISON, MCKENZIE posted by Timothy E McKeon on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am looking for information on the family of John Harrison of Philadelphia. John was born in 1855 and married Margaret Ann ____ (b. 1856). They had eight children: Benjamin, Mary Ellen "Mame", Ida, John, Thomas, Joseph, Albert (my great grandfather, m. Sofia Skinner, b. 1895, d. 1923, 2 children) and Harry. John Sr. was a merchant ship captain on a freighter that sailed between Philadelphia and either Liverpool or Blackpool, England. They lived in the Frankford section of Philadelphia in the early 1900s. John died in 1920 and Margaret in 1943. Mary Ellen "Mame" ran a boarding house for actors of the Frankford Street Theatre and Albert was a vaudeville performer and movie house manager. Several people are buried in John HARRISON's plot at Oakland Cemetery. I don't know the family connection: Charles and Margaret MCKENZIE (both died in 1913) and Elsie and Elmer GARTON (d. 1986 & 1994 respectively). If anyone has any information on these people please contact me.

GODDARD posted by Betty Cronin on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Geo Goddard, Master Schooner Senigambia 30 Mar. 1767, 15 tons - Stephen Goddard, Master, Brig'n Neptune, 60 tons 25 Aug, 1762. Who are these Goddards - are they connected to the Somerset MD Family?

EASTARD, HUBBARD, JEFFERSON, PRICE posted by Tanya Jones on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

My grandmother ELIZABETH PRICE HUBBARD b. November 22, 1917 resided in Philadelphia. I am trying to locate any relatives. Elizabeth's mother's name was MARTHA EASTARD PRICE. I am also trying to get in touch with LYNN JEFFERSON. Lynn was one of the last people to see my grandmother alive. I am told she has the family bible. I am also interested in finding information about BLAIR FUNERAL HOME located at one time at 5804 Vine Street. The Blair family helped my mother attend school. Would anybody know where PROFESSIONAL ROW was located in the 1800's? My grandmother's mother is said to have lived there. Was it in West Philly? Are there any EASTARD'S, PRICES'S or HUBBARD'S in Philly?

CULBREATH, FLANDERS, HENDERSON posted by Tanya Jones on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am trying to locate any descendants of CHARLES HENDERSON. Charles was the son of CHERRY A. CULBREATH who resided in Philadelphia. Also would like information on JAKE FLANDERS and CAROLINE FLANDERS from DAVISBOUGH GA. Possibly CHERRY'S mother and father.

CONNOR, STROUP posted by Gail Stephens on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

My ggg grandmother elizabeth stroup was born in philadelphia iabt 1814, at age 16 she married lawrence oconnor, as his second wife, lawrence oconnor was quite a bit older than her. they were living with lawrence oconnor's brother, name unknown when their first child james o'connor was born in germantown. i would appreciate any information on the parents of elizabeth stroup and the name of lawrence o'connor's brother.

BURFORD posted by Jean Hamlin McDermott on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

The 1790 census lists a GEORGE BURFORD living in the City of Philadelphia, County Philadelphia. Can anyone furnish me any information regarding this individual. I have been researching a Burford family in Armstrong County, Pa. which names a son in each generation George. I am wondering if they came from Philadelphia and were related to this man. Willing to furnish information I have.

CROSSEN, KOEHLER posted by Dennis M. Crossen on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Hugh James CROSSEN married Wilhelmina KOEHLER. Hugh James CROSSEN was born c.1863 and died c.1889 in Philadelphia. Wilhelmina "Minnie" was born 02 Nov 1870 and of German descent. "Minne" had remarried twice with the untimely death of Hugh. Husband 2 - Michael Kent AND Husband 3 - William Adair. "Minnie" died in Bensalem, PA on 12 Oct 1918 and is buried in Philadelphia. Hugh CROSSEN and Wilhelmina had 3 children: Henry (b.1886), Thomas James CROSSEN (b.10 Oct 1887), and Laura Mary CROSSEN (b.06 Feb 1889). Looking for any information to verify HUGH JAMES CROSSEN and his ancestry.

BACH posted by Joseph Meyer on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Looking to find parents and siblings for Ann Elizabeth Bach b 17 july 1820 in either Hessen Germany or PA family says she lived in Philadelphia county, PA before her marriage in 1834 or 35 to George Macker, Appreciate any help

HOLLINGSHEAD, HOLLINSHEAD posted by Ray Sommerville on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I'm searching for descendents of Daniel Hollinshead born in Leicestershire, England 1683 and settled in New Jersey. But, some of the family settled in Philly. Sara Hollinshead owned several pieces of property Philly, according to her will. Daniel had several brothers, who there were is unknown or who his parents were. He married Thomasin Hasil daughter of Peter Hasil from Barbadoes Island on the 22nd of April 1716. The family also spelled their names Hollingshead, Dr. James and brother Dr. Peter Hollinshead, I several genealogy families had the two as different families. The records I have are dated 1882. Some family married into the Stroud family. The records state that Col. Jacob Stroud Founded Stroudsburg, Pa., and some family members lived there, and married into that family. Sara and Ann Stroud (sisters) married two Hollinshead Brothers. Can anyone help here? Some family left Philly and went to South Carolina. Most all the family was Presbyterian. And mentions a Church in Philly. The Harvey family also married into the family along with, McCalla, Dever (also spelled Duer), Ford, Waring, Anderson, Beans, Palmer, Gough, Darrell. The will also left money to the Bible Society of Philadelphia. The will was dated March 21, 1820 and was admitted to probate Nov. 30, 1820.

WINROTT posted by Delores Klaber on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Mary Winrott stitched a sampler in 1835 her teacher was S. Shriver.Other names mentioned on sampler are J. Bitman, amd M Snyder. Any info would be appreciated. Mary B. Winrott was born April 7, 1824. Thank you

PERKEY, PERKY posted by Preston Russel Perkey Jr. on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Looking for Perkey's ( Joseph or Christian ) who entered Phila. around 1700's. Moved into Lancaster County shortly after arriving.

CASSIDY posted by Richard C. Mooney on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am looking for information on a Mary and Michael Cassidy living in the 29th ward in Phila circa 1880. They had a daughter Mary b - 1881 in Phila. Women's Hospital. Any information would be appreciated.

FERRIZZI posted by Diana Ferrizzi on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Looking for information on Samuel (Sabato) Ferrizzi. July 12th, 1898-July 10th, 1980. Orphaned at a convent in Naples, Italy in July, 1898. Named "Sabato" by the nuns because he was found on a Saturday. Was Adopted by a family from Salerno, Italy with the Last name Ferrizzi shortly after. Left Naples, Italy in April, 1915 on Lusitania, Arrived In Liverpool, England April, 1915. Traveled with a sister, Ilyia (Maria) Ferrizzi from his adoptive family. Both are listed on the passenger list for Lusitania sailing to NYC on April 14th, 1915. Both Missed the boat, and obatined passage on the Liberty(?) the same day, bound for Ellis Island. Arrived at Ellis Island Unknown. Settled in Philadelphia, date unknown (1915-1921 possibly). Married Anna DiBlasio in Philidelphia, PA and had 14 Children. Looking for Sabato's real parents, and/or adoptive family, and ships' manifest lists for his and Maria's passage to the US.

MADERA posted by Linda Madera on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Searching for information on AUGUSTUS MADERA, who appears in the Philadelphia census of 1840, and on his son, THOMAS FREDERICK MADERA, who was born in Philadelphia on Feb. 5, 1843. Later moved to Arkansas. All information appreciated. Have descendant information to share.

PARKER posted by Michele Templeman on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am looking for information on FLORENCE PARKER who was born in the Philadelphia area in approximately 1901-1903. I know that she had several brothers and sisters. One brothers name was Archier Parker. Both of her parents were from England. Her father was born in Shropshire England Name is unknown and her mother was born in Colby England. Florence was married to David Glenwood Poyer and eventually moved to Grand Island Nebraska. Any assistance you can provide in finding information about my Grandmother would be greatly appreciated.

ROCHON, ROSHONG, ROUCHON posted by Carl K. Roshong on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Searching specifically for family information on Roshong descendants/ ancestors of Phillipe Rouchon, arriving Philadelphia on ship Bannister 21 October 1754. His brothers Henri Rochon and Pierre Rouchon arrived Philadelphia 17 September 1753. any connections to these forbears to the Roshong,s in America will be appreciated.

DOUGHERTY, REYNOLDS posted by Eric Smith on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Seeking info on John Adama DOUGHERTY (1832-1906) and his wife Mary Lynn REYNOLDS (1834-1927), supposedly married in Philidelphia area in 1862. They moved from area to western PA, then to OH and Guernsey,IA. John had brothers, Will, Sam, and David.

BARNET, GRIFFITH posted by Karen Mullian on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am interested in any information on Phebe (GRIFFITH) BARNET. She was the daughter of Nathan and Rachel (WILLIAMSON) GRIFFITH of Willistown Twp., Chester Co., PA, born 11th mo. 27, 1754. Before 4th mo. 11, 1777 she married Sampson BARNET who is mentioned in Schiffer's _Furniture Makers of Chester County_. Phebe and Sampson had one known child (name unknown), born before 4th mo. 11, 1777. Phebe was disowned by Goshen Monthly Meeting 7th mo. 11, 1777 and reinstated 9th mo. 10th 1779. In 1783 Goshen Monthly Meeting granted Phebe a certificate to Wilmington Monthly Meeting where she and her husband were then living. On 10th mo. 9, 1812 Phebe was granted a certificate from Wilmington to Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, and Phebe died in Philadelphia 3rd mo. 5, 1843. Any information Phebe, Sampson, and any children would be greatly appreciated.

HALLOWELL, MERRIO, PIERCE posted by Jerry England on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Seeking information about HALLOWELL, MERRIO, and PIERCE families. Rifford Hallowell and Amanda Merrio m. 7 Jun 1838 Philadelphia, PA. Their daughter Amaanda Merrio Hallowell b. 18 Apr 1842 Philadelphia, PA m. Marcus Morton Pierce abt. 1865 Philadelphia, PA. Lillian Amanda Pierce the d/o Marcus Pierce and Amanda Merrio b. 17 Aug 1867 Brideshead, Philadelphia Co., PA m. David Jackson Bailey 27 Oct 1884 in Liberty Twp., Valley Co., NE

SCARICALACI, SCARLING posted by Rebecca White on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am looking for my grandfather, Joseph Alfred SCARICALACI. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, September 3, 1915. He was in the Army and stationed in Dothan, AL, when he met and married my Grandmother around 1945-46. They were divorced shortly after their first child was born. He might have changed his surname to SCARLING. Any information on him or any family members would be greatly appreciated.

GALLAGHER, GERLACH, LANDY posted by Robin C. Pignatelli on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

My main focus is on the LANDY line of Philadlephia, PA. John Landy b. 1903 m. Ann GALLAGHER b. 1905 (NY) in 1924. His father John Landy b. 1868 m. Alice GERLACH b. 1872 (MD) in 1896. His father Thomas F Landy b. 1842 m. Agnes DALTON in 1865. His father John Landy m. Margaret MALUMBY. This line has family lore back to 1752 in Philadelphia.

COCHELRISE posted by Diane Christie on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Nicholas Cochelrise landed in Pennsylvania from Amsterdam(?) Sep 10, 1737. Seeking information on any descendants, family ties, etc. Would like to determine if there is any connection to Rebecca Cucklereese (28 Feb 1781-16 Jun 1855) who married James McLain in Orange Co., NC. Have seen various spellings of the name. Have found a "Michael Cockledress" in 1790 Orange Co., NC, tax roles. Did the family relocate to North Carolina? Is Michael the father of Rebecca and/or a descendant of Nicholas? Any help would be appreciated.

BAXTER posted by Linda Brown on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

BAXTER, John or William Looking for information about the Blockley Alms House. In the 1880 soundex it lists who I think is my great Uncle William - 6 years old in that house. I still haven't found my grandfather John Baxter but if this was an orphange it is my Uncle. Any help would be appreciated.

HOBSON, TOPHAM posted by Joan Smyth on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am seeking information on the HOBSON and TOPHAM families of Germantown. They intermarried in 1897 and most all of them remained in the general area. They are my grandparents and I have quite a bit of information to share and would like more. Thanks.

GAUGHAN, KENNEDY, MCGUIGAN posted by Barbara Price on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Looking for info 0n Patrick GAUGHAN who emigrated to Philadelphia in early to mid 1880's from Co. Mayo Ireland. His wife was Mary KENNEDY, daughter of James KENNEDY and Mary MCGUIGAN. The children of Patrick and Mary GAUGHAN were: Mary b. ca.1884, James b. ca.1888, Michael b. ca.1889, and Joseph b. ca.1894. Patrick had one sister Bridget GAUGHAN who may have married a NEARY. Any info is much appreciated,

MCFADDEN posted by Barbara Price on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Looking for info on Thomas MCFADDEN, b. ca. 1836, who resided at 526 Alaska St., Philadelphia,his wife Mary or Margaret, b. ca.1840 in Ireland, children Mary b. ca.1866, Rosanna b. ca.1868, John b. ca.1869 and Maggie b. ca.1872. Any info much appreciated,

BRADY posted by Barbara Price on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Looking for info on James BRADY, b. ca.1825 in Ireland, who resided at 623 Alaska St. (later Kater St.) Philadelphia, wife Mary b. ca.1825 in Ireland, children Richard, Josephine, Maggie, b. ca.1859 in PA, James, b. ca.1862 in PA, John b. ca.1864 in PA and Edward b. ca.1870 in PA. Son James married Mary MCFADDEN and resided at 526 Alaska St. Any info much appreciated,

CROCKETT, DICK, GOFF, HORNBY, ORMSBY, PALMER posted by Joyce Carpenter on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

______DICK m ______ PALMER and had Henrietta, Phoebe, and Elizabeth, who m (1) Dr. GOFF, 1822 (2) samuel J. ORMSBY, 1837 (resided Frankford twp., Philadelphia co., Pa. 1840 census) and had Almena ORMSBY who married (1) Augustus CROCKETT and (2) George Henry HORNBY, Philadelphia, 1866. Where was Samuel J. before 1838 and after 1840? Appreciate information on any of the above.

COOKSON, LINDSAY posted by Lindsay Satterwhite-Kauffman on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am looking for information about my great-grandfather, DR. JOHN LINDSAY, elected a fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia May 4, 1898. He died in December 1898. Educated in Glasgow. Married Emma Gray Cookson 10/31/1894. Do not know when he arrived in Philadelphia, whether he married here or in Scotland or? Do not know where he is buried and virtually nothing of his wife. His office was located at 348 So. 15th Street in Philadelphia. Any info anyone might have would be most welcome. Thanks and happy holidays.

CUPPLES posted by Charlotte Powell on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

CUPPLES, John, b. 1810 in Antrim Co. Ire. m. Mary Ann Leslie in Ireland d. 1898 in Pheladelphia, a son William and several daughters lived in Philadelphia, though he lived much of his life in Williamstown, N.J. Any info on this family appreciated.

CREGAR, CREGIER posted by Charlotte Powell on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

CREGAR (Cregier) Samuel Jr. b. ca. 1810 in Philadelphia m. Mary Stearns in Kingston, Ma. d. prob. in N,Y. City. Looking for father and descendents of children: Mary, Emma and Charles.

JONASON, JONES posted by Ruth Larson on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Searching for information regarding PETER JONASON (JONES) born 1752 in Philadelphia as found in a copy of the Gloria Dei or Wiaco church records. His parents were listed as ABRAHAM JONASON (JONES) and HELENA JONASON. If PETER had siblings they are unknown. PETER married REBECCA SCOTT of Dauphin County a daughter of JOHN SCOTT. It's believed PETER'S father, ABRAHAM JONASON (JONES), was an early settler of Cumberland County during the Indian uprisings but went back to Philadelphia where he died. REBECCA SCOTT JONASON (JONES), PETER'S wife, had siblings who married into the GUFFY, CLIVE and BOON families. The GUFFY family were in the West Branch Valley area during the indian uprisings and two of their children married into the ARMSTRONG family. I have been unable to find any information regarding the CLIVE OR BOON family connections. I would appreciate any iformation regarding any of these famlies and would be pleased to exchange material. Thanks, in advance, for your assistance.

BUTLER posted by George Butler on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Any info about my grandfather, EDMUND (possibly EDMOND )MICHAEL BUTLER? Married to Anne or Anna McAvoy ( possibly MacAvoy ). Edmund and Anne were the parents of: Mary, Elizabeth, George, Harriet, Edmund and Samuel. All of the children have died. It is suspected that Edmund died between 1922 and 1926. There is oral tradition in the family that Edmund may have worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, and that he was also a Vaudeville performer as a novelty dancer. Thanks for the help.

NITZBERG, SELETS posted by Frances Nitzberg Murphy on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am researching NITZBERG and SELETS. A group of brothers and sisters arrived and settled in Philadelphia from about 1890 to 1910 from Brest-Litovsk, Belarus. I think descendants are still in the area.

KELSO, WELCH, WELSH posted by Melissa Pierce O'Daniel on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am seeking information on Ida Welch (Welsh) who married Hugh (?) Kelso. They came to Philadelphia from Ireland (London Derry, I believe) in the mid to early 1800's, and later moved to St. Charles, Illionis. This is all the information I have at this time, but any information on Hugh and Ida (Welch) Kelso or their parents would be greatly appreciated.

WELSCHANS posted by Diane Apker on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am looking for any information as to the family of Welshcans/J.Jacob Welschans-moved to York,Pa./arrived in Phil.Pa from Germany in the 1700's aboard the ship Lydia. I am looking for any information as to family members and relatives living then in the 1700's.-Thank you

FOSTER, GEESEY, MORRIS, TAYLOR posted by Jim Sinclair on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Searching for any information on Charles MORRIS, born in Scranton, Pa. about 1892. He and Mildred FOSTER, born in Scranton, Pa were the parents of Robert Atwood FOSTER, born in Phildelphia 19 July 1917. Mildred married John GEESEY ca 1917-1922. John GEESEY adopted Robert Atwood and changed last name to GEESEY. Robert Atwood FOSTER GEESEY lived in Newar or Waldwick, N.J. in 1942. He married Nancy Vonceile TAYLOR 18 Dec 1943 in Ft. Campbell, Ky. Any information will be greatlky appreciated.

EIKELBURNER posted by Helen Swanson on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

EIKELBURNER George my Great Grandfather born in 1832 in Phildelphia according to Indiana census that also says that his parents were born in Philadelphia. I would like to know who his parents were. I believe I was told his father was a Phildelphia. I would like any information I could get. Thank you.

DUFF posted by Bonnie Duff-Smith on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

c. 1750 - 1780s: Seeking: SAMUEL DUFF, wife Margaret, and sons: William and wife Agnes THATCHER, James and wife, Agnes CARSON, Samuel II and wife Mary KNOX, and Jacob Montgomery DUFF, all known to be in PA from c. 1760 - 1770 time period. They were staunch Presbyterians from Scotland. Any DUFF information appreciated! thanks.

SCHNEIDER, SNYDER posted by Beth Smith on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I'm researching a SCHNEIDER family in Phila. also. The earliest one was Johannes SCHNEIDER, born abt. 1700 in the Palatines. He came to US in 1767 with his son, Georg Hartmann SCHNEIDER, who was born in 1727. Johannes' s wife was Elizabeth HOFFMAN. Georg Hartmann' SCHNEIDER's wife was Maria Catharina KRAUS. They had three children, one of whom was Georg Carl SCHNEIDER, born in 1769 in Phila. He married Maria Salome MEYER. They became Charles and Sarah SNYDER about 1800. They had four children; two were Maria or Mary Ann, born in 1804 and Peter L. SNYDER, born in 1809. Charles SNYDER died in 1814. Mary Ann SNYDER, his daughter, married William Henry MORGAN, born in 1801. William Henry MORGAN's first wife was Sarah LAFFERTY. If you recognize any of these names, please contact me. Thanks.

FANSLER, FARNSLER, FERNSLER posted by Ron Fernsler on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am seeking more information on John FERNSLER born March 4, 1768, Philadelphia, PA married to Susanna Stephens born October 15, 1771. I have 11 children born to them, but am seeking the parents of John or any other FERNSLER information. This family is thought to be a branch of the John Philip FERNSLER family. Orphans court records, land, wills or any help would be appreciated.

COOP, COOPE, COP, COPE, KOB, KOPE posted by Melissa Bailey Duggins on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am searching for descendants of Yost COPE (also spelled COP, COOP, COOPE, KOB, and KOPE). Yost migrated to Philadelphia, PA from Germany in 1727. He and his sons settled in Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montgomery Counties and some family later moved to other states. I am doing a one name study on the family and would love to collect and share information with anyone researching the Cope name from anywhere at any time.

MARTIN, TROTTER posted by Jeffrey Coltrin on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

John MARTIN and Lydia TROTTER were married 9 Jun 1757 at Gwynedd, Philadelphia, PA. They were Quakers. They had nine children; George b. 26 Nov 1762, Rachel, William b. 7 Apr 1772, John b. 11 Feb 1775, and five others (names unknown). They lived in Plymouth, Roxborough and possibly other parts of Philadelphia County. I am searching for the birth records of their children. Searches of all Quaker records in the vicinity have so far proven fruitless.

MCCURDY posted by Lynda Hotra on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

searching for the family of James (1821-1909) and Jane Cooke McCurdy. Children included Archibald, James, John Cooke (1852-1934), Samuel, Robert, Mary, Frances, Martha, possibly William. Archibald arrived in Portland, Maine in 1873, believed to be accompanied by his family who had lived in Northern Ireland, County Derry. James the father ran a grocery business in Kensington, James McCurdy & Son. Sons James and John began a retail business, McCurdy Bros., 2200 Front Street, Kensington. (1882 to at least 1923, date of dissolution unknown at this time). Brothers Robert and Samuel later participated in McCurdy Bros. Many family members are buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia.

ANDERSON, HECKMAN posted by Jeffrey Coltrin on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Mrs. Lydia HECKMAN and Mrs. Margaret ANDERSON are sisters (maiden name unknown). Lydia was born 1 Oct 1791. She married Daniel HECKMAN abt 1812. Their daughter, Harriet was born 7 Jul 1813 at Lower Merion Township, Montgomery, PA. She married Daniel CULP at Lower Merion Township on 18 Dec 1834. She died 6 Nov 1846 and was buried in Roxborough Prebyterian Cemetery. Mrs. Margaret ANDERSON was born in 1785/1786. She died in Philadelphia 5 Jan 1860. She was buried in Roxborough Presbyterian Cemetery.

BLATNER, CLUNEY, HENDERSON, MCCLELLAN, MCCLELLAND posted by Mary Madigan on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

I am looking for the following: George P. HENDERSON Died approx 1935. Hi is buried in Mt Laural Cemetary. Had a son George P. Henderson and John Henderson. Married to Elizabeth MCCLELLAN(D) Died in about 1901, 1902. Also Daniel CLUNEY Married to Elizabeth BLATNER. E Blatner is buried in the 69th St. Catholic Cemetery. She was a Swiss/German Immigrant.


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