Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Posted Queries for March 1999

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GREENE posted by Joan Smyth on Monday, March 15, 1999

Looking for any information on John F. A. Greene and Marie Madden Greene my ggrandparents. He is listed in the1859 Phila City Directory as a salesman, of 1340 S 5th St. They had 3 children. My grandfather, John Manvers Greene, b1858, Charles,and Joseph b. 1860 & 1863 both grocers at 19th and Berks St. John lived in Atlantic City around 1905 then moved to Mt Airy. His 3rd wife was my grandmother, Cecilia Gertrude Powers and they lived at 2332 Poplar St.

IRWIN posted by Elson E Irwin on Monday, March 15, 1999

Searching for clues to brick contractor JARED PINCKNEY IRWIN who built various churches in PHILADELPHIA, PA in early 1800's from 1820=1839 and from 1841-1857

LAPP posted by Edward Dinniwell on Monday, March 15, 1999

Jeremiah Lapp joined Pennsylvania Loyalists Oct.1777 in Philadephia. Looking for parents or siblings.

GRIFFITH, JEFFRIES, ROBESON, WRIGHT posted by Kate McKinney on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am looking for information on William Petit JEFFRIES, son of Thomas Jackson JEFFRIES and Amanda Melvina WILSON. William was born in Phila. in 1848. Also, William's wife Adelaide Louisa WRIGHT, dau. of Thomas Yerkes WRIGHT and Anne Melinda HUVAN. Thomas and Anne were married in Phila. in 1853. Adelaide was born in 1854 in Roxborough, PA. Anne Melinda HUVAN's parents, Charles HUVAN and Deborah Levering GRIFFITH, were married in 1823 in Germantown. Deborah's parents, Richard GRIFFITH and Ann ROBESON were married in 1796 in Phila. Any information on these folks would be greatly appreciated!

FERGUSON posted by Joan Pipich on Monday, March 15, 1999

My ggggrandmother was born in Scotland in 1793 and died in Philadelphia at the age of 83 (1876) her first name is unknown but possibly "Mary" FERGUSON. Also her son, James FERGUSON, who was born in Ireland and died in Philadelphia in 1898. It was suggested that "Mary" may have been buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetery and inquiry confirms that a "Mary" FERGUSON who died in December 1876 was buried at that cemetery. I need to obtain death certificates to confirm relationship or an obit or death notice from a Philadelphia newspaper. This FERGUSON family immigrated to the US sometime after 1823 from Ireland and "Mary" FERGUSON had at least one other son named George FERGUSON. Any help will be appreciated!

WEST posted by Michael R. West on Monday, March 15, 1999

Searching for info. on WEST family who may have lived in Philadelphia around 1835. Thomas Harten Benton WEST b. January 21, 1835 d. April 3, 1900 in Chesterfield County, Va. was reportedly born in Philadelphia. This was as stated in his application for Civil War Veterans benifits. I am at a dead end in trying to find additional info. on THB's parents, William WEST b. June 5, 1802 d. July 24, 1884 in Spring City, Pa. and Sarah (WEST) b. November 29, 1798 d. May 30, 1880 also in Spring City. William is thought to be from West Bradford Twp., Chester Co., Pa. and Sarah from somewhere in Pa. Williams parents are thought to be from either Delaware or Pa. William, Sarah, THB and his sibling William W. WEST lived most of their lives in the Chester Co., Pa. area. Any help would be appreciated. Thank You!

CANHAM, CANNUM posted by Mari Anne Hussen on Monday, March 15, 1999

Thomas CANNUM / CANHAM arrived in Philydelphia in 1774 aboard the Amelia as an indenture servant. He was from Norfolk, aged 17. Next time I find him he is in the 87 Pensylvania Loyalists in New Brunswick in 1783. Gratefull for any information .

BALL posted by Brenda Hopkins on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am seeking descendents and info. re: Tom BALL, of the City of Philadelphia and Nina WOODWARD, dau of Charles WOODWARD, b. 3.17.1857, of Taunton, MA & Ella BACON, b. 4.6.1868, of Providence, RI,(m.6.20.1881). It is said that Nina had the BACON family geneaology which I am seeking. Any info will be greatly appreciated!

EWING posted by Robert Cabot Bainbridge on Monday, March 15, 1999

Searching for information on Charles E. EWING of Philadelphia, who purchased the lot I own in Lewes, DE in 1879 and built a mansard-roof house, which I am restoring. He sold the house in 1888 to Linda Marshal, also of Philadelpia, and presumably returned to Philadelpia.

CAMPBELL, MCGARRY posted by Ruth Anderson on Monday, March 15, 1999

Searching for information regaring Anna McGarry from Philadelphia, PA. ? Born in Ireland? She married Thomas Campbell, and they moved to Keyport NJ where he was a sea captain. His father was Andrew Campbell. Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.

RICH, ROBERTS, SHOCH posted by Gene Ballentine Rooks on Monday, March 15, 1999

Seeking info on the families of Leah RICH and Nathan ROBERTS, both b. ca. 1760, married ca. 1780. Nathan ROBERTS may be son of John & Ann ROBERTS of Bristol Twp, has an uncle Jonathan. After marriage, they lived in Warwick, Bucks Co., then Philadelphia until 1815 when they separated and he went to Mercer Co. PA. Leah RICH ROBERTS remained in Frankford, Phila. with her married daughter Elizabeth Roberts SHOCH. They both died in 1837/38. Children of Nathan ROBERTS and Leah RICH are, Nancy Anna m. John DONALDSON, Adeline m. ? CAUGHEY, Mary m. John WATERS, Enoch unm. , Nathan m. Susan KAUFFMAN, Penelope m. a RAY, Elizabeth m. Henry R. SHOCH.

HARRISON posted by Harry Coburn on Monday, March 15, 1999

William HARRISON arrived in Philadelphia in 1792 to work as an engraver for the Bank of the United States. He had a large family, who in turn has many children, many of whom worked as engravers/printers. I am interested in documenting the Harrison family.

HAUF, HAUFF, HOLSCHUK, HOLZSCHUH, MORENZ-OESER, OESER posted by Patricia Reynolds Oeser on Monday, March 15, 1999

Looking for any information about Rev. Waldemar Richard Morenz-Oeser b. 07 March 1862 in Geringswalde, Germany. Married Ida Hauf b. 27 August 1871 in PA. Married on 09 April 1890 in Philadelphia, PA at St. John's German Lutheran Church. Ida's parents were George Hauf and Katherina Holschuk/Holzschuh. George Hauf had a Bakery and Dry Good Store in Philadelphia. George and Katherina Hauf are buried at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. George had a brother who spelled his name Hauff and he had a daughter Mary Hauff who was employed at Girard College. Need more information about Rev. Waldemar Morenz-Oeser and his wife Ida Hauf Morenz-Oeser and their children. Also need more information about George Hauf and his wife Katherina and their children. Any information about George Hauf's brother and his brothers family who spelled their last name Hauff would be great.

SCHNIEDER, TAYLOR posted by Arline Meservy on Monday, March 15, 1999

Georg SCHNIEDER aka George or George Washington TAYLOR. Arrived in Philadelphia in 1770's from Germany and changed his name. There has been a George Washington TAYLOR in our family ever since. I am trying to connect this man to my ancestor, Pierce TAYLOR who married Margret CALL in Rowan, NC on 5 Jan 1814.

YOUNG posted by Harold Young on Monday, March 15, 1999

Looking for anyone related to family of Philip YOUNG b. May 1861 in Germany. Lived in Philadelphia in 1900. Wife Sophia b. 1871, daughters Sophia b. 1893, Rose b. 1895, Helen b. 1900, and son Philip b. 1897, all born in Pa. Philip Sr. parents were John and Sophia YOUNG.

MATSON posted by Suzanne Collins Matson on Monday, March 15, 1999

Searching for the spouse of Elwood Matson living in Philadelphia 1890 according to City Directory. There was a son, John Elwood Matson, Sr and a daughter, name unknown. Elwood died in FL in 1962, buried in West Palm Beach. John Elwood Matson, Sr died 1975 Tampa, FL. Any help appreciated greatly.

CUMMISKEY posted by Mark Hartmann on Monday, March 15, 1999

Patrick Cummiskey and Terrance Cummiskey and Possibly Mary and James Cummiskey all came from County Monoghan, Ireland in the early 1800s. I found some information that they came to the U.S. through Philadelphia. Patrick was born in 1799 and came sometime in the 1820-1840 range. He then moved to Missouri around 1840 (as did Terrance, James, and Mary). Patrick also married Ann Murry sometimes during this same period. Thanks!

DUNN, WATSON posted by Robin Chalmers on Monday, March 15, 1999

I'm looking for information on William DUNN b.Oct 1859 in Fraserbugh, Aberdeen. Scotland, son of James DUNN & Jessie ADDISON. He arrived in the United States around 1885. In 1900 he lived on Van Kirk street in Philadelphia, in 1920 on Magee St. He died May 11, 1948 at 4622 Magee St and was buried at Forest Hills. William Dunn married Lillie/Lily Watson, born Oct 19, 1863 or 1864, daughter of William. She died Feb 20, 1951 at 4800 Van Kirk St. They had: John W Dunn b. May 1888; Jessie Dunn (female) b Aug 1890; James Dunn b Oct 1894; Lillie Dunn b Jan 1897; George Dunn b 1903. Anyone know this family? Thanks!

BRADSHAW, DOREY, MAYBERY, WILLIAMS posted by Earl K. Harvey on Monday, March 15, 1999

Maybery, Charles M and wife Jane Elizabeth Bradshaw lived in Philadelphia 1802 to 1860's. Children, Willoughby, Josephine,George, William Barzillai, & Charles M Jr. Charles M jr mrd Sarah Jane Dorey, daughter of Thomas Dorey b Philadelphia and Jane Williams b.Wales UK. Sarah's siblings Joseph, Mary Ann, and John Dorey.

LYNCH, MORROW, SYLVESTER posted by Christine Gettings on Monday, March 15, 1999

my family is researching my grandfather, FRANK ANTHONY MORROW or possibly FRANK SYLVESTER who was born in Philadelphia on or about July 14, 1918. He lived in South Philadelphia and briefly in Chicago. He served in the navy around 1938- 1943. HIs mother's maiden name was ROSE VERONICA LYNCH, who immigrated from Ireland. He came from a family of seven children, which included a brother Samuel. Any information that anyone may have on him or the MORROW, SYLVESTER, OR LYNCH family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and consideration.

WISMAN posted by Rick D. Whisman on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am a descendant of Johann Philip Wisman who came to the US in 1737 from the Palatinate region of Germany. He arrived in Philadelphia, Pa on September 26, 1737, aboard the St. Andrews Galley. I understand from other researcher that he was born ca 1710 in Darmstadt, Starkenburg, Hessen. I am try to find out more information about him and don't have a cue where to look. My family was pure German up to 1840. I do not know where Darmstadt, Starkenburg, Hessen is in Germany. I don't read and or speak German, so I guess that I am completely lost. Any help to find my roots would be greatly appreciated as I am very proud of my German Ancestry. Again, thank you,

CHAPMAN posted by Gale Corson on Monday, March 15, 1999

What can you tell me about factories in Philadelphia, in the business of manufacturing hoop for ladies' dresses? William Chapman worked as a wire drawer in Birmingham England, moved to NY in 1855, and then to Philadelphia about 1858 for several years before moving on to Carbon County. While in Philadelphia he apparently worked in a hoop factory for ladies' dresses, preached in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church (wherever that may have been), and studied medicine. He later practiced homeopathic medicine.

LINDMEYER, LINDMIER posted by Marianna Williams on Monday, March 15, 1999

Looking for information on a George LINDMIER, b. ca 1700, m. Judith (maiden name unknown) d. Philadelphia. Known children: Elizabeth, Sarah, m. Joseph BLEWER Christina, m. George MELLIN, Rebeccah, m. George ORD 13 January 1767 in Gloria Dei Church, Philadelphia and Mary or Maria, m. Eric NORDENLIND, 1759, Philadelphia, PA.

COOPER, KELLY posted by Marianna Williams on Monday, March 15, 1999

Looking for information on Benjamin Cooper b. 1701, Philadelphia, PA d. 1776, Kentucky or NC married Elizabeth Kelly 1720 in Philadelphia. One known child, Fleet, who m. Margaret Coore in 1749. By this time the family had removed to NC.

HUBER, MACK posted by Joan Cunningham on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am looking for information about Philomena (Minnie) HUBER who married George W. MACK. Minnie Huber was born Feb. 23, 1860 in Bavaria, Germany. She immigrated to to the U.S. in the early 1870's. She and her husband were living on Myrtlewood St. in Philadelphia in 1900. Their children were Clara, Anna, Harrry, George and William. Anna married Joseph J. Smith and they were living in Philadelphia in 1910 with a small son Joseph, Jr.

PACKER posted by Thomas Keasling on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am seeking information on the family of James and Rachel PACKER. He was most likely decesed by 1840 as she appears in the Spring Garden area along with 3 children. Known children were Elizabeth Packer bn ca 1821 in either NJ or PA and James W. Packer bn ca 1824 in PA. He is married to an Ann (?) by the 1850 census and he is household head and living with him is his mother Rachel age 60 and his unmarried sister Elizabeth age 29. He is not on the 1870 or 1880 census but a James W. Packer Jr. is in 1880. I believe that Rachel was born a DERRICKSON in NJ circa 1793. I am connected to the Derrickson line via John DERRICKSON who married a Mary PACKER in Gloucester co NJ in 1811. Will trade information.

GULISH, GULLISH posted by Karen Alma Gullish on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am trying to find the Gulish family that came to the U.S. in 1889 from Russia. They are Jewish and I found them on the 1900 Philadelphia PA. census. Max 42, b.March 1858 in Russia, married: Minnie 35, b.May 1865 in Russia Children:
1. Katie 17, b.Jan. 1883 in Russia
2. Esther 15, b.March 1885 in Russia
3. Lizzie 13, b.Sept. 1886 in Russia
4. Andrew 12, b.May 1888 in Russia
5. William 8, b.Jan.1892 in PA.
6. Abram 4, b.April 1896 in PA.
Max worked as a Sewing Machine Worker. So did Katie and Esther as written on the 1900 census. Any information on ;the Gulish/Gullish family would be greatly appreciated.

FINNEGAN, GORMAN, KILKENNY, LAWSON, MCCANN, NICHOLAS posted by Sandy Lovell on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am researching the Philadelphia family of William Lawson and Jane Gorman. William was born in Scotland in 1841. He was a Sergeant in a Philadelphia Unit of the Civil War. He married Jane Gorman on 9/2/1867 in Philadelphia at St. Vincent's Church. Maid of honor was Mary Gorman. They were living on the corner of Weiss and Mill Streets. They had 5 children, William, James (married Annie Kilkenny 9/12/1894 - Annie died 5/19/1907 was born 1874 in England - no further info), Agnes, Nellie, Annie. Godparent's to their children are listed as: Ellen Gorman, Bridget Gorman, Michael Gorman, Ellen Gorman and John Gorman just to name a few. William Lawson died 4/17/1879 of Typhoid. He is buried with Peter Nicholas, Bridget Nicholas, Mary Nicholas, Anna Nicholas and John Gorman. I have no information on Jane and Williams parents but Jane was born in Ireland in 1846/7.
I am also researching the family of John McCann and Francis (Fannie) Finnegan. They were both born in Ireland, possible Armagh. They had 9 children. Two born in Scotland in 1882 and 1883 the rest in Philadelphia until 1899. Their children's names were Mary, James, John, Thomas, Elizabeth, Joseph, Francis, Helen and Gertrude. I have no birth or death info on John and Francis. They were separated I believe as of 1900 census, Francis was living on East Haines Street, John was not living there. Apparently, they did not talk much about it so John was MIA.

BORTZ posted by Nora Borts on Monday, March 15, 1999

When my husband's fifth great grandparent's, Henrich Bortz, came over to America they were with in site of land when one of their children died. The captain allowed them to bring the child to port for burial. They landed in Philadelphia and buried him there. I am not sure of the year, the best I can guess at is between 1770 and 1796. My query is does anyone have any cemetery records they might look in to see if there are any Bortz listings?

SULLIVAN posted by Dianne Sullivan on Monday, March 15, 1999

looking for any information on joseph/john/joseph john sullivan born in philadelphia 1887. parents believed to have immigrated from ireland. of his siblings one sister was a school teacher in philadelphia, one brother was in the military. joseph sullivan was a pipefitter at wanamaker's in phil. and at e.i. dupont in charleston, w.va. was in the charleston w.v.a area from approx 1928-1933-34. last seen leaving w va for norfolk, va approx 1933-34 looking for work.

MCGONIGAL posted by Brenda Beatrice on Monday, March 15, 1999

MCGONIGAL, Edward J. Born about 1844 in Philidelphia. Looking for parent names and any other information.

MILLER posted by Christine Lippert Fung on Monday, March 15, 1999

MILLER, Anna b. abt 1810 in Minden/Westfalen, Germany, married bef. W.W.I and came to Philadelphia. Husbands name unknown, believed to have something to do with making/selling shoes. They had one son. Anna is believed to have died right after W.W.II.

BENNETT posted by Tara Tweedie on Monday, March 15, 1999

Searching for the family of William BENNETT, born abt 1785 in Worcestershire, England. William was a Glass Maker/Blower in Philadelphia from about 1826 through the 40s. He migrated from the Port of Bristol to New York, then to Phil. in the mid 1820s with his wife and at least one child, daughter Rachel Bennett, born 1817 in England. I believe they were from Worcestershire Co. Eng. William was in the Glass Making business in England until he migrated.

CURTIS posted by Nancy Driskill on Monday, March 15, 1999

Searching for CLARENCE HARVARD CURTIS b. Abt. 1870 and died Abt. 1910. Was living in Philadelphia in 1898. Worked for the railroad during that time. Was maried to MARGARET SAUNDERS and had three children: CLARENCE WILLIAM WOOD CURTIS (my grandfather), MARGARET MAY CURTIS, and HARVARD CURTIS. Is believed to have died one night while working on the rails after having eaten bad roasted chestnuts on the train. This man and his family seem a mystery. Any help would be much appreciated.

TRELOAR posted by David E. Crocker on Monday, March 15, 1999

Arthur Thomas E. TRELOAR b. 1848 Cornwall England brought his "Clown Cricketers" to Philadelphia in 1876. Seeking information about this man and his team, possibly from news articles. Whether he stayed in Philadelphia, returned to England, or went somewhere else in USA is unknown. Any help appreciated. Thanks for your help.

MCGUIGAN posted by Robyn O'Neill on Monday, March 15, 1999

Looking for information on Bernard McGUIGAN (b.March 1862 in Ireland) who was married to Ellen CORRIGAN (b.August 1868 in Ireland). The immigrated to the United States in 1885 and 1886, respectively, and had five children: Mary McGUIGAN (O'Neill) b.10/1889, Nellie McGUIGAN (Randall) b.9/1892, Margaret McGUIGAN (Ryan) b.1/1897, Catherine McGUIGAN (Brown) b.98/1899 and Thomas McGUIGAN b.aft 1900. In 1910, they lived on E. Madison Street in Philadelphia. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

NEILL posted by Robyn O'Neill on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am looking for information on Patrick J. O'NEILL (b.1869) and Hannah WALLS O'NEILL(b.1866) who were both born in Ireland and immigrated to the United States in 1887. They had five children: James Patrick O'NEILL, John O'NEILL, Anna Margaret O'NEILL (Collins), Mary O'NEILL (White), and Thomas O'NEILL. At the time of his death in 1939, Patrick O'Neill lived with his daughter Annie on North Orianna Street. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

CASPER, ENDRES, RONAN, ROVAN posted by Peggy Ledrich on Monday, March 15, 1999

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

HARBESON posted by Tim Green on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am seeking immigration as well as Revolutionary War information relative to a Mr. Benjamin Harbeson, Sr. I believe he was born in Philadelphia Ca. 1728. He was a coppersmith working in Philadelphia beginning in 1755. I would greatly appreciate any information or guidance. THANK YOU.

CORRIGAN posted by Elmer Zink on Monday, March 15, 1999

John CORRIGAN(born ca 1810) came from Ireland and arrived in Philadelphia on August 2, 1830. He married an Elizabeth (born ca 1813) between 1830 and 1834. In 1834, Elizabeth gave birth to a son, John H. CORRIGAN. What was Elizabeth's maiden name and who were her parents? What date and in what Church(or what religion) were John CORRIGAN and Elizabeth married? Where in Ireland was John CORRIGAN born?

KREPPS, KREPS posted by Lynn Prettyman on Monday, March 15, 1999

My 2x ggf lived at 5410 Media at the time of the 1900 Census. His wife was Hannah Dawson and children remaining at home were William C, 31, and James H Krepps,22, who both married McGRANAGANS. William married Elizabeth and James married Anne. Do not know if they were sisters, but probably were. Anne's parents were Charles McGranagan and Julia Holland. I have been unable to find any info on my 2x ggf. He supposedly came North from Alabama. My Uncle James was supposedly a police officer. My 2x ggf is not listed on the 1910 census, but my 2x ggm is listed as now living with my Uncle William, a painter, and his wife, Elizabeth and their son William, b 1903. The census says the street being surveyed was North Conestoga. Uncle William was employed by a firm known as Howell. This is the extent of knowledge I have re: my 2x ggf and my uncles. My ggf was George Kreps, who also disappeared from sight sometime after 1912. Would appreciate any further info on my elusive family.

JACOBS posted by Sandra Waite on Monday, March 15, 1999

Searching for information Edward John Jacobs born Philly, PA 26 June 1886 to John Valentine Jacobs and Bessie Curley. Especially information on parents. Have descendants. Family later moved to Ohio and West Virginia. Edward lived in Cambridge, OH and Lancaster OH. Died in West Virginia. Worked as a glass maker in Cambridge. Any information welcome.

STURGIS, TULLY posted by Kay Davis on Monday, March 15, 1999

My Grandfather, Ezeadock STURGIS, (b. Philadelpia 1879) was placed in Girard College in 1889 at the age of 10. His parents, John STURGIS (b. 1857) and Mary TULLY (b 1858) lived on S. Eighth Street. He was a locksmith and a conductor. Her parents, James TULLY (b. 1826 in PA) and Mary ? (also b 1826 in NY) had 4 children: John (b.1853 NY), James (b.1856 PA), Mary, and Sarah J (b. 1859 PA). Mary ? was an inmate at the Philadelphia Almshouse & Hospital in 1900. Any help will be most greatly appreciated.

MCCAHEY, MCCAUSLAND posted by Dorothea Boemer on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am looking for information on my greatgrandparents, Thomas McCausland and Cecilia McCahey, who came from Ireland and lived in Philadelphia. They had sixchildren, including my grandmother, Ann, who was born in Philly in 1895.

BUCCI, FELDSTEIN, FELDSTINE posted by Lynne B. Woodside on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am searching my paternal family tree. Family tradition has it that my G-Grandfather Bucci came to this country from the Abruzzi, IT (?mid-1800's)landing in Philadelphia. He is said to have sold fish from a cart at first. He sent to Italy for his bride, Concetta. One of their issue was Philip Rosario (my grandfather) and Guiseppe (Joseph). Philip married Sadie (?Sonja, ?Sophie) Feldstein (?Feldstine) whose parents are reported to have immigrated to this country from Odessa/Kiev, Russia (?mid-1800's) - also landing in Philadelphia. Philip and Sadie had five children: Philip, Concetta (Connie), George, Marie and Myrtle.

SATTLER posted by Lynne Blanscet on Monday, March 15, 1999

Am searching for any ties to August Sattler who emmigrated to US in 1834, daughters Elizabeth and Pauline, perhaps son or brother, W.F.Sattler. August Sattler was my GGgrandfather. He was living in Phila. most of his life, worked as a machinist, married Catherine Gagenheimer, who died before he did. By 1900, August was living with his daughter Elizabeth Pfeifer and her husband, Olvin Pfeifer in Riverside, N.J. at which time he would have been 86 years of age. Does anyone have knowlege of these families?

KARACA, KARACHA, NESTROVIC posted by Eva L. Dorman on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am seeking information regarding my grandfather Nicholas (Karaca) Karacha and my grandmother Amelia Nestrovic Karacha. The original family name spelling was Karaca, but was Americanized to Karacha. The 1920 Census show that they lived at 1720 (Front) Orianna St., Apt. #23, Philadelphia; that they are Croatian; and that they came from Croatia to the United States in 1908 and 1910, respectively. They were both aliens at the time of the Census. My grandfather came to the United States alone and I have no knowledge of any of his family here; I presume any family he had was left in Croatia. My grandmother died in a fire accident in New York City when my father was only 8 years old. My grandfather died when my father was 17 years old. At the time of the 1920 Census, my grandfather worked for a lathing machine company and my grandmother worked as awaitress in the cafeteria at a hat factory. My father, Louis Nicholas Karacha (born in 1915 and died in 1972) was an only child. The family was Catholic and my father's godfather was Theodore Pucar. I am in hopes that the descendants of my grandmother's family may be in the Philadephia area (I assume she came to the United States with her family as she would have been 15 years old at the time of arrival). If anyone knows of any Nestrovic descendants that may be related to my grandmother's family, I would greatly appreciate it.

LAUT, LAUTT posted by June Nessler on Monday, March 15, 1999

Would like to hear from descendants of Joseph LAUT/LAUTT who arrived in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County around 1912. He married Leah BRAUN, probably in Ukraine. When they arrived in this country they had three children, Charles Samuel b. Hamburg, Ger 1912; Tillie b. 1902 and Eva b. 1911. Eva's SS application states her mother's name as Lena BALIKIN!!!! Tillie's married name was SHAPIRO. Eva's was SHAFRIN.

APPLEBAUM, BELL, FAYMAN, LEVITZ posted by June Nessler on Monday, March 15, 1999

Would like to hear from descendants of Louis APPLEBAUM b. 1885. He married Reba BELL, perhaps in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co. Their son was Bernette 1909-1974. Around 1934 Bernette married Ida (Adeline)(LEVIT) LEVITZ daughter of Philip LEVITZ and Sarah FAYMAN (FAIRMAN), all apparently from Philadelphia.

DAVIS posted by Jan Davis on Monday, March 15, 1999

Looking for decendents of David DAVIS b.2/28/l694 Philadelphia co., PA. I'm decendent of his brother Evan DAVIS b. l685-6 PA (Morgan DAVID of Wales family). I have alot of info on Evan, and some on his brother John b. l68_ Wales, but nothing on David, or his 2 sisters, Elizabeth and Catherine. He had two half siblings that we know of, David HARRY and Mary HARRY. Any help appreciated. Would love to share what I have.

BRADLEY, HAMM posted by Reber Elliott on Monday, March 15, 1999

Searching for info on JOSEPH HAMM, marr. to BARBARA BRADLEY, had a daughter ANNA born in Philadelphia, a daughter HELEN, and 3 sons, JACK, JAMES, AND JOSEPH. any info is appreciated,

BARTLETT, CHAMBERS posted by Harry Chambers on Monday, March 15, 1999

I'm searching for information on JOHN BARTLETT,born about 1780 and his wife Margaret.Their daughter ELIZA L.BARTLETT was born in Philadelphia about 1812.She married GEORGE K. CHAMBERS about 1829.Had sons JOHN CHAMBERS and JAMES CHAMBERS.All worked in the grocery business in Philadelphia.Lived on Coates St and then N.W.10th and Castle.

BARRON, KECK posted by Maxine Keck Lewis on Monday, March 15, 1999

Seeking parents of JOHN KECK and MARIA BARRON. John born 12 July 1783 in PA. Maria born 23 August 1795. Married 8 July 1816, Roxborough, Philadelphia Co., Philadelphia, PA. First child was MARGARET b. 1819 in PA. They moved to Lancaster, Ohio, ca 1823. Need parents and siblings of John and Maria.

CARON posted by Ruth Johnson on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am looking for my great-uncle Walter CARON who arrived in Philadelphia between 1900-1910. He was born in Windsor, England 1883. We think he married after coming to the USA and had two children. As we understand it he was a chauffeur to a wealthy family in Philadelphia.

STEWART posted by Barbara Stewart on Monday, March 15, 1999

Looking for the Parents, wife,children & descendents of William Stewart, In 1938 he lived at 1946 W. Clarence St. Philadelphia, Pa. His father could be James, Thomas or Samuel Stewart. They were born between 1858 & 1866 in Clough, Country Antrim, Ireland. He may also have a brother James, who lived in Venice, Ca. in 1938. Found these names & addresses in My Grandfathers address Book, he died in 1938.

CASSIDY, CONWAY posted by Edward Lohr on Monday, March 15, 1999

Andrew Cassidy married Sarah Conway, they lived on Wood st. in the Spring Garden section from 1875 to 1885. Their children were: Anne, Joseph,Sarah, Daniel, and Mary. Anne became a Nun in the Order of St. Joseph. Her Baptism sponsers were William Conway and Rose Rowan.

LUCAS posted by Myrtle Fletcher on Monday, March 15, 1999

Research William Lucas who had a machine shop in Phila. at the turn of the century. Would like info on both parents. He born 1861 not sure where PA or NY. Any info appreciated.

ERVIN posted by June Gautieri on Monday, March 15, 1999

Looking for Ervin family of West Philadelphia. My Greatgrandmother was married to two brothers, I believe their names were John and Clarence. When one was killed in the Civil War she married the other and had children by both husbands. I have been unable to find any info on the family and any help would be appreciated. Thank you

STURGIS, TULLY posted by Kay Davis on Monday, March 15, 1999

My grandfather, Ezeadock (Zadock) STURGIS, b 1879 in Philly, was placed in Girard College in 1889. 1880 census indicates he had a sister, Maggie, b 1876. His parents, John STURGIS, b. 1857 in PA, married Mary TULLY, b 1858 in PA. The 1860 census shows Mary had a sister, Sarah J. b 1859. Parents of Mary are James Tully, b. 1826 in PA and wife Mary? b abt 1826 in NY. I found this gggrandmother as an inmate in the Philadelphia Almshouse & Hospital on the 1900 census. Any help will be most appreciated.

NAPIER, RITTER, SINK posted by Peggy Albertson on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am looking for information re Calender RITTER b. abt 1848 in PA m. Prudence NAPIER b. abt 1850 in NJ. They lived in Phila during the 1870 census with their firstborn child George Washington RITTER b. 12/15/1869. I don't have any info re other children. They lived next to Prudence's mother and siblings: Prudence NAPIER b. abt 1828 in NY (no husband listed) Jane b.abt 1853, John b. abt 1858, Benjamin b. abt 1860, and Mary b. abt 1864 (all siblings were born in PA). George Washington RITTER married Frances Elizabeth SINK b. 11/20/1875 m. 8/8/1892. They lived on McClellan St in Phila. She is the daughter of Christopher and Mary SINK. Christopher is the son of David and Frances SINK.

ROBINS posted by Dixie Young on Monday, March 15, 1999

Seeking further info on the families of Edward Robins, b. abt. 1826, PA, d. bet. 1880-90, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Wiltbank Robins. Edward md. (1)Margaret Holmes, (2)Gertrude Wyoming Fisher, and (3)Mary Elizabeth Chatard, b. 1847, d. aft. 1920, who was my relative. Her children were Mary, Helen J., Emilie C., Blanche, Florence, Ethel, & Dorthea, all of Philadelphia for many yrs.

FRUMP, WELLDEN posted by Karen (Frump) Austin on Monday, March 15, 1999

Johnathan FRUMP. married Ann WELLDEN Philadelphia, Pa. 1767 First son John Frump born 1769 Phil, Pa who married Ann Boyle 1796 in Delaware. Would like to know if there are others out there.I found several other FRUMP'S that also married in Phil. 1760's, Catharine, Mary, Are they Jonathan's sisters? or Daughters?

HOTZ, SIEGELE posted by Frederick Siegele on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am trying to find out specifically when/where my grandparents arrived here in America. Through research in the 1900 census, my grandfather (Martin G. Siegele) supposedly arrived sometime in the 1871-72 timeframe and my grandmother (Louisa Hotz) in 1881. He was 24 in 1871 & she was 24 in 1881. They supposedly married on July 16, 1881. They were both originally from Germany.

FERRICK, FERRY posted by Patrick Healey on Monday, March 15, 1999

FERRY, ELLEN IMMIGRATED TO AMERICA APPROXIMATELY 1910 AND LANDED IN PHILADELPHIA. SHE WAS SPONSORED BY HER SISTER, WINIFRED FERRY KENNISH WHO LIVED IN PHILADELPHIA AND WAS MARRIED TO WALTER KENNISH. CAN YOU SUPPLY ME WITH ANY BOAT RECORDS OR INFORMATION AS TO HER IMMIGRATION RECORDS? SHE CAME FROM COUNTY MAYO, IRELAND AND HER MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME WAS DEGNAN. SHE WAS THE YOUNGEST OF NINE CHILDREN AND WAS BORN IN IRELAND IN APPROXIMATELY 1894. HER NAME IN GAELIC WAS FERRICK. SHE WAS MY GRANDMOTHER. SHE LATER LIVED IN BAYONNE, NJ AND DIED IN 1971. THANK YOU

MCCUEN, ROSE posted by Lois A. Harwood on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am searching for information concerning my great-great-grandfather, John McCuen, who may have fought in the Civil War. John was born circa 1838 and died circa May of 1916 in Philadelphia, PA. He married a woman named Sarah and they had a daughter named Sallie. Any information pertaining to John's ancestors and their country of origin would be most appreciated.
I am searching for information concerning my great-grandfather, William L. Rose. William was born October 23, 1865 and died May 30, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA. He married Sallie McCuen on May 25, 1887 and they had one son, George Washington Rose. Any information pertaining to William's ancestors and their country of origin would be most appreciated.

VOLLRATH posted by Lois A. Harwood on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am searching for information concerning my great-great-grandfather, Michael Vollrath. Michael was born February 11, 1828 and died March of 1893 in Philadelphia, PA. He married a woman named Josephine and they had at least three children: Otto L., Josephine and Herman. Any information pertaining to Michael's ancestors and their country of origin would be most appreciated.

FALLSCHER posted by Lois A. Harwood on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am searching for information concerning my great-great-grandfather, Gustav Fallscher. Gustav was born January 27, 1829 and died May 08, 1904 in Philadelphia, PA. He married a woman named Mary and they had a daughter named Katie. Any information pertaining to Michael's ancestors and their country of origin would be most appreciated.

HARWOOD posted by Lois A. Harwood on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am searching for information concerning my great-great-grandfather, Isaac Harwood. Isaac was born circa 1830 and lived in the Philadelphia area. He married a woman named Esther (there is some debate over whether her maiden name was also Harwood) and they had five children: Arthur, William, Sarah, Maria (pronounced "Moriah") and Edwin ("Ned"). Any information pertaining to Isaac or Esther's ancestors and their country of origin would be most appreciated.

AFLECK posted by Lois A. Harwood on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am searching for information concerning my great-grandfather, Robert Afleck. Robert was born in Scotland circa 1855 and lived in the Philadelphia area. He married a woman named Mary MacInnes (also born in Scotland) and they had six children: Mabel Isabella, Kathryn, Elizabeth, Jennette, Robert B. and William. Any information pertaining to Robert's or Mary's ancestors would be most appreciated.

YANDELL, YANDLE, YEANDELL posted by Freda Carpenter on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am looking for information on YANDELL,YEANDELL,YANDLE surnames,especially one JANE YANDELL b.7/28/1847 who is either a daughter of Henry Yandell & Agnes Mears or his sister. She is suppose have had something to do with the Orphan Court of the County.

KIEFFER, PABST posted by Stanley Odell on Monday, March 15, 1999

Gertrud Kieffer was born before 1705 in Herschberg,Germany. She was the daughter of Georg Kieffer. She married Heinrich Pabst 1725 in Herschberg Germany. They arrived in Philadelphia on the Loyal Judith 1732. She died about 1735 in Philadelphia County. Who was her mother, when was she born, when did she die.

SCHIEFFELIN, SHIVELY posted by Phyllis Price on Monday, March 15, 1999

Looking for the following information - I have no dates, only that George P. Shively, M.D. married Margaret Anne Hamilton. He lived in the Kensington area of Philadelphia, this according to McElroy's Directory published in 1853. His father was Jacob Shively (Schieffelin), that married Regina Margarite Ritschavin (no dates). Would like family information and their ancestory. Thanks.

KYLE posted by Martin Robert Kyle on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am searching for information on Robert James KYLE who died in Philly in 1942 or 1943. He had two sons, Robert James KYLE, Jr., who died in a VA hospital in West Va. in 1952 and Allen Caldwell Kyle who died in Folsom, Delaware County in 1958. Thanks for any help you may be able to give me.

ACKER posted by Linda Webb on Monday, March 15, 1999

Looking for descendants of J. Findley ACKER who had confection business in Philadelphia. He had brothers, Chas. and David.

HAHN posted by Jean E. Blackmon on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am seeking information on Johan Philip Hahn who died 1821 in Montgomery Co after it split from Phil. Co. in 1784. Any deeds of purchase or sale of land before 1784 in Phil. Co. with either Johan Philip or just "Philip" Hahn would be greatly appreciated. We think he is the father of Philip, our g/g/g/grandfather who went to Augusta co., Va. Actually, any information on Philip Hahn whatsoever would be appreciated.

PHILPOT, SMITH posted by Pat Moore on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am searching for any information on HENRY C. SMITH, born about 1820. He was married to ELIZABETH PHILPOT of Nova Scotia born about 1821. The first census I find him on is the 1840, North Mulberry Ward, Philadelphia. I find him again on the 1850 census in the 2nd Precinct, 3rd Ward, Spring Garden, Philadelphia and then the last time I see him on a census is in1860 where he is living in the 20th Ward, 1st Division, Philadelphia. I am trying to find out who his parents were. If anyone has any information they even think might help I would very much appreciate an e-mail. Thanks.

FACH posted by Charles Fach on Monday, March 15, 1999

Henry Phillip Fach- would appreciate any assistance with information on Henry Fach who lived in Philadelphia between 1870-1890. Buried in the Mount Peace Cemetary. Wife- Catherine Fach. Four children- Henry Jr, Charles, Jacob, and Katherine Elizabeth. Appreciate any response.

DAWSON posted by Lynn Prettyman on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am beginning to think perhaps I need to change my area of focus for my DAWSON family. They are all buried in Great Valley Baptist Church Cemetery, and I may be mistaken in thinking that they were from Chester County, altho some did live there. As a young child, my grandmother, Martha DAWSON KREPS lived in S Phila. with relatives. Who were they? I am looking for the DAWSON family which originated with Richard, said to be either from England or Ireland, via Canada. Richard F DAWSON b 13 Oct 1819- 17 Jan 1899, married a Susanna J (no last name on headstone) 1822-1901 ca 1842 and had the following children: Hannah M , Edith M, James H, Richard F, Edward M, William P, Susanna/Sarah J. Hannah M was my 2x ggm and married William KREPS/KREPPS ca 1867. They are both buried in Mt Moriah Cemetery in Phila. Hannah had a Bible in which she kept clippings of events important to her. A Mrs BIDDLE gave her the Bible in 1863. There is an obit for a Nicholas, son of James BIDDLE, grandson of Nicholas, for 21 Jun 1888. Who was Mrs Biddle? Was she Hannah's godmother? Another obit was for Byron Sidney HAGER, age 6 on 16 Dec ? and Dora Mae, 23 Dec ?, children of Byron G and Sarah J HAGER. (Sarah may be Susannah J, sister of Hannah) The clipping wasn't dated or paper identified. My aunt, also called Sadie, went to NY and was a milliner. The name discrepancy, Sarah/Susannah may be my gm's. She was the one who told my mother. The other names in my heading are spouses of some of the DAWSON children or grandchildren. I have no knowledge of any of my DAWSONS except for the 2 who lived in Chester Co and they were James and Edward. Any info will be greatly appreciated.
Mar 20, 1999 Lynn F Prettyman marylindsay@worldnet.att.net 20

COUNCIL posted by Gail Swain on Monday, March 15, 1999

Joseph Earl Council m. Mary Ann Unknown - son Samuel Brown Council b. Philadelphia unknown, m. (1) unknown - 2 sons - divorced Wilmg. Del 1884 - removed to Altoona, PA where he married Mary Francis Painter 1891. Children Henry Gordon Council and Joseph Earl Council. Mary Frances Painter Council d. May 1938 bur. Fairview Cem. Altoona, nothing found on where Samuel Brown Council is buried. Die he return to Philadelphia? Who was 1st wife of Samuel Brown Council in Delaware and who were the 2 sons by his first marriage.

STUNKARD posted by Brenda Bruneau on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am looking for info on James STUNKARD. He arrived in Philadelphia in 1785 from Londonderry. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

DRONE, KUNTZMANN posted by Julius Drone on Monday, March 15, 1999

John DRONE and Catherine KUNTZMANN of Philadelphia Co. md. 1830/31; first child, Herman b. 1932; second child, Andrew W. b 1833; desired is Parental and Siblings of John and/or Catherine. Catherine is buried in St. Paul's Reform Lutheran Cemetery, Beaver Twp, Clarion Co. Pa abt 1949; Family of John, the father, Herman, andrew, Adam, Matilda, Judith and Susanah moved to Muscoda, Grant, WI in 1856. grateful to share family info.

WHITE posted by William White on Monday, March 15, 1999

I'm researching information on William Washington WHITE born 1810 in Delaware. Died June 1882 in Philadelphia. He and his wife Matilda are buried in Old Swedes Church in Philadelphia. He was also Captian in the Merchant Marines.

MALSEED posted by William White on Monday, March 15, 1999

I'm researching John MALSEED born in Ireland aprrox: 1784. He died in Philadelphia 1861 and is buried at Woodland Cemetery in Philadelphia.

FORD posted by Shelly Brandstrom on Monday, March 15, 1999

Hi my name is Shelly Brandstrom, MN. I am researching a ancester of my husband's, Standish Ford. He was the first Ford member that came to the USA from Northern Ireland, he settled in Philadelphia, PA. His birth to death is 1700-1776. I don't have the next generation until 4/4/1892 which one of his descendants was born, George A. Ford. George A Ford married Susanah Elizabeth Smith in 1876. She was born 5/14/1857 in Iuaniata County, PA. I do not know her parents, only her sister's and brother's: Sarah, Jane b 1862, and Jacob T b 1855. Most of these individuals moved to MN because the died here. Any help or leads would be greatly appreciated.

BARNETT, JOHNSTON, KREBS, LYONS posted by Lissa Johnston on Monday, March 15, 1999

Seeking information on Elwood JOHNSTON (d. 1952), married Lena Caroline KREBS (1902-1995). They had two children, Elwood (1925-1998) and Ruth. Lena Caroline KREBS - parents immigrated from Germany, names unknown. Her siblings included Herman, Pauline, and Lillian. I have a little information on their families, not much. Mary and Patrick LYONS immigrated from Ireland to Philadelphia, date unknown. Their children were Delia, John, Martin, and Mary Agnes. Mary Agnes LYONS (1901-1950) married John Sherman BARNETT (1900-1970). Their children are Doris Mae and John Robert. Doris Mae married Elwood Johnston, mentioned above. I have some information on this line's descendants, would like more on the ancestors. Many thanks,

FURLONG posted by Kevin F. Jones on Monday, March 15, 1999

FURLONG, John or Jack..I am trying to find any info (grandfather). He lived in Phil. between 1900 and 1947 or so Died between 1941 and 1947 Married Florence Cartier around 1917-1925 He was catholic of Irish descent and was possible a Chaffeur for a wealthy Phil. family looing for church, marriage or death records thanks

BERK, TROESTER, TURNER posted by Brian Turner on Monday, March 15, 1999

Looking for relatives of George and Emma (Troester) Berk. Emma is the daughter of Louis and Mary (Turner) Troester.

JUDD posted by Carol Davies on Monday, March 15, 1999

I would appreciate any information on Rowland Judd who indented himself on 15 Sep 1745, in Philadelphia Co, PA, to Thomas Stammers. It listed Rowland as a yeoman, to serve for 4 years. Thank you,

HASENBUHLER posted by Doris Twigg Goldsborough on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am seeking info regarding ALBERT HASENBUHLER who was my g-g-uncle. He, supposedly, had a string of hotels in the Philadelphia area in the mid-1800's. He was married with no children. If anyone has any information on the surname of HASENBUHLER, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

DOMINGUEZ posted by John Dominguez on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am seeking information on Augustus Dominguez. Listed in the Phila 1920 census along with wife Mary, children Marie, Florence, and Hazel. Also looking for information on the Dominguez Tobacco Co. doing business in Phila in early 1900's Thanks.

MORRIS posted by Elizabeth G Wokich on Monday, March 15, 1999

Looking for information on Thomas Gilbert Morris and his parents n/o George born 1839 in Fredericton, New Brunswick and Isabella Booth born in St. John, New Brunswick. Thomas was born 1867 near Fredericton, had siblings n/o George,(born 1868) Edward or Edwin, Maude also born in New Brunswick. He settled in the city of Philadelphia, where he was a Magistrate. Married with wife n/o Ida. Had a son n/o William H. Morris. I believe Thomas Morris died in the l950's.

BOSLER posted by Ron Bosler on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am looking for infomation on the Bosler family of Philadelphia. My fathers name was Oliver Richard Bosler. He was born in Philadelphia PA on 9/10/21. His father was Joseph Andrew Jackson Bosler married to Fern Elizabeth Dougherty in 1918 in Philadelphia. He had a sister named Elizabeth, who married someone named Bonashoff. He died in January of 1936. His father's name was Martin Bosler who's wife's name was Margaret and that is all the information I have on him. If you could provide any information or suggest sources I would greatly appreciate it.

FISHER, LENNON posted by Dennis O'Brien on Monday, March 15, 1999

Serching for EDWARD LENNON and MARGARET LENNON (nee FISHER). Both immigrated from Ireland..EDWARD from Dublin and MARGARET from Monaghan. Edward was born c.1833 and Margaret c.1840. On Illinois census Margaret claims to have come over in 1859. Margaret died on12/21/1914 in Chicago and the Chicago Tribune obit. asked that "Philadelphia papers please copy". Their son Peter was born in Chicago in 1861 which sets some parameters on their Philadelphia stay. Thank you!

ANGELILO, DEVITA posted by James Louis DeVita on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am looking for info on Dominic DEVITA and Susan D'ANGELILO who resided in south Philadelphia prior to the 1930's. Any information would be appreciated.

WILSON posted by Marolyn Cole on Monday, March 15, 1999

Searching for ancestors for Charles Scofield WILSON, b. March 11, 1864 in PA. He mentioned "PHILLY" fondly in regards to childhood memories so perhaps he lived in Philadelphia when young. Any information appreciated. Thank you.

TAYLOR posted by Alice E.Wolf Simpson on Monday, March 15, 1999

TAYLOR John, born 1814, married SCHLEP Elisabeth about 1838. Seeking any information on parents/siblings of JOHN. Found 1840 & 1850 living Kensington District, 1860 in ward 21, Philadelphia,Philadelhia Co, PA. Moved to Omaha NE. 1867. Children were: Margaret ,Helena, Mary Elizbeth, John, Emma T.

MOSS posted by Bruce Form on Monday, March 15, 1999

Researching Rebecca MOSS of Philadelphia, daughter of Joseph L. MOSS and Julia LEVY. Born about 1837-38. Date of death unknown. Rebecca MOSS was never married. Any information will be helpful.

ASCH posted by Bruce Form on Monday, March 15, 1999

Researching Myer J. ASCH, oldest son of Joseph M. ASCH and Clarissa (Clara) ULMAN of Philadelphia. Civil War Veteran who fought for the 1st NJ Cavalry; belonged to MOLLUS and G.A.R. in Philadelphia. Born Oct 24, 1831 died; Feb. 16, 1890 in New York City. Looking for as much information as possible.

RAYNER posted by Joan Best on Monday, March 15, 1999

RAYNER, James, John and Robert came from Eng in 1848 and took Oaths of Allegiances in Philadelphia at QS, DC and Supreme courts in Sep and Oct of 1848. Family says 4 bros came from Eng to US on ship and then sailed around Cape Horn to CA to search for gold. RAYNER, William F. (probably the 4th bro) also came from Eng but in 1858 and in CP and Supreme Court, Philadelphia in Oct 1860. Would these records show their parents names or their birthplaces, etc? Why would they have gone to Philadelphia PA from Eng on ship? I would like to find the ship passenger list showing their names, if online? After they were naturalized, they sailed around the Horn to San Francisco, CA to search for gold.

BANKARD posted by Floyd Morrison on Monday, March 15, 1999

I'm researching James M Bankard,I found his family in the 1850 census of Philadelphia his wife was Hannah born in New Jersey.Would like to correspond with anyone that has information on this family.

BARCLAY posted by Tom Barclay on Monday, March 15, 1999

Researching John R. BARCLAY, born in Philadelphia in 1797, parents unknown. This John lived on Second Street at South. He was a Shoemaker there, and was married to a Jane Myer(MAYER). John lived in Philadelphia until ca. 1839, when he moved to Trenton, NJ, opening a shoemaker shop there. His children, John M., Samuel Miles, Rebecca, William J., and Andrew Jackson, were all born in Phila. All moved with their parents to Trenton, and stayed there until CA 1870, when they moved back to Phila. I know that several of them are buried in what used to be the Blockley Baptist Church. I have hit many walls in locating them from there. Thanks for your help.

MALLINSON, MALLISON posted by Ruth McGrath on Monday, March 15, 1999

Jacob MALLI(N)SON m Ruth Cooper SUTCLIFFE 1 Oct 1827 at Elland (Yorkshire) ENG...they came to Philadelphia PA in 1849 where they died in the 1850's, leaving 2 young sons, Jacob and Joseph, who were in Saint Marys (Elk) PA by 1870...Any connection?

BUCHANAN, KEARNS, KERNS, NORTON posted by Carol O'Brien on Monday, March 15, 1999

I have tried unsuccessfully to find the names of my gggrandfather's parents. His name was James Buchanan, he was born in 1813 in Phila., and married Anna Norton b. 1814 in Phila. If these names are in your family please contact me.
My ggrandfather Franklin Benjamin Buchanan born in Phila. 1848. He married Mary Kerns May 31, 1869. Mary was born in Ireland and came to the US in 1865. I am trying to find Mary's family on the census but have not been able to. If these names are familiar to anyone please contact me.

AVELLINO, GALLAGHER, MCGINLEY, MCLAUGHLIN, SHERRARD posted by Marge Sherrard on Monday, March 15, 1999

Looking for info on the Sherrards. William Sherrard b.1925 d. 1968, lived on Upland Street in the 1940's, and Woodland Ave, Phila in the 1950's. His mother was Isabella McLaughlin. Looking for info on his father. William married Mary B McGinley b.1932 d.1967 Mary was the d/o Charles and Madge (Gallagher) McGinley from Vodges Street, Phila. Also looking for info on the Avellino's from Bainbridge St. They owned a produce store of the same name, in that area.

ROBERTSON posted by Lee Harry Robertson on Monday, March 15, 1999

My grandfather, John Henry ROBERTSON was born in Philadelphia 29 August 1868. He married Anna L. WEST. I am looking for information abt his parents. Thank you.

EGLER, HARTMAN posted by Alan Hartman on Monday, March 15, 1999

My ancestor James Hartman and his then future wife Mary Egler were born in PA (anectdotal info says Germantown) in 1799 and later they moved (ca 1825) to Columbiana Co, OH. They were apparently members of the United Brethren Church. I would like to find out more info especially about theie ancestors.

COLEMAN, JOHNSON posted by Karen Barth on Monday, March 15, 1999

Mary A. JOHNSON married to William Worth COLEMAN 25 Nov 1875, by Rev. William Mullin, in Philadelphia. She died 3 Oct 1878. Who were her parents? One daughter, Lilly, my grandmother.

FULTON posted by Craig Fulton on Monday, March 15, 1999

interested in Robert Fulton b 1880 Dublin, came to Phila. late 1800'2, married Lillian Mott b. 1889 Phila. had children Lillian b.1922 & Robert, Jr. b.1923- both born in Phila., moved to NJ ... thanks

SANDFORD, SANFORD posted by Pam Martin on Monday, March 15, 1999

William Sandford of Sandford Hall, The Isle, Bicton, near Shrewsbury (Salop), England emigrated abt 1780's to Philadelphia, PA on unknown ship. His father was Rev. Daniel Sandford. I am interested in finding any records on him or his descendants.

SMITH posted by Edie Dees on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am seeking any information on the family of Smith who had a daughter named Virginia. I am quessing that her family moved from Philadelphia to Louisville KY where she met and married George W. Flowers. Thanks for your help.

JAMES posted by Karen Coon on Monday, March 15, 1999

Looking for the address of my great great grandfather JOHN JAMES in the 1880 Philadelphia city directory. They did not have any children under ten years of age so I am unable to locate him in the 1880 census soundex. With the 1880 address I hope to be able to locate him. His occupation in 1870 was working in the shoe factory. They moved around a lot and he is not at the1870 census address in the 1880 census. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

HENDRICKS, PRICHARD, PRITCHARD posted by Georgene Morris Sones on Monday, March 15, 1999

Seek parents & siblings of Martha PRICHARD/PRITCHARD b 1 Jan 1808 in Philadelphia Co. PA; d 24 Mar 1893 Franklin Co. NE. Married ca 1831 in PA to Samuel King HENDRICKS.

GABRICK, MATTOCK, RANKEN, SCHIMPF, SHIMKUS, SZIMKIEVICS, SZIMKIEWICZ, SZIMKUS posted by Michael Warren Schimpf on Monday, March 15, 1999

My great grandparents Frank SZIMKIEVICS and Cecelia GABRICK married in 1902 in St. Casimir Church. They gave birth to my grandfather, Francis Joseph SCHIMPF on 25 JUL 1907 while living on Tilton St. I don't have much on Frank SZIMKIEWICZ (also SHIMKUS, SZIMKUS, SCHIMPF, etc) other than he was born around 1872 in Lithuania and immigrated to the U.S. in 1890. He was a member of St. George's parish. He is listed in the 1910 census as a leather works staker. Cecelia's family moved to Philly from Poland around 1883. Her mother's name was Julia BOMBERSKI and 5 of the 7 children were John (b. Dec 1871 in Germany), Peter (b. Dec 1883 in Germany), Cecelia (b. May 1885 in Philly), Rosa (b. Apr 1887), and Andrew (b. June 1889). They were living on Thompson Street in 1900.
My g g grandfather, John Frederick G. RANKEN was born in PA (probably Philly) in Jan 1853. He married Emma R.MATTOCK on 07 MAR 1881 and they had 4 children. Charlotte (b. Dec 1881), Morris (b. 1884), Maude S. (b. 1890), and William Lincoln RANKEN (b. May 1892). I don't know anything about John's parents or siblings so I would greatly appreciate any information someone might have. Emma R. MATTOCK was the daughter of Charles MATTOCK (b. c. 1825 in Ireland) and Elizabeth (b. c. 1828 in England). They had at least 6 children. Joseph (b. Dec 1848 in Boston), Charles (b. c. 1852 in Philly), Robert (b. c. 1845 in Philly), Mary E. (b. 1858), Emma R. (b. 1860), Sarah (b. 1864).

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