Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Posted Queries for June 1999

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ALLGOWER, EBERT, MACK posted by Chuck Gall on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Looking for information on Leonhard "Leo" MACK; his first wife, Magdelena nee ALLGOWER; and his second wife Magarethe "Margaret" EBERT nee ALLGOWER. Leo came to Philadelphia from Wasseralfingen, Germany in the early 1900s along with his wife Magdelena who was from Magstadt. Upon her death, he married her sister Margaret also from Magstadt, Germany. Leo worked for the trolley company which later became SEPTA. Does anyone have any further information? Thanks for your help!

TAFFELMEYER posted by Dawn Tofflemire Collins on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am hoping to find some one else researching Johannes Taffelmeyer. He arrived in Philadelphia , Nov 11, 1732. Married Ann Sell two years latter, in Philadelphia.

CLARK, DEVINE, HARBISION, MORRISON, REED, RUTTER, TITTERMARY posted by Christine Tittermary on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am searching for information on an old Philadelphia shipbuilding family and the families who married into it. My great-great-great-great-great grandfather, John Tittermary the 1st, was born in 1723 (somewhere in England). He came to Philadelphia as a rope maker, and he may have had a younger sister or cousin named Christine (1730-1790) who traveled with him and then married and settled in Berks County. First record of John the 1st is his 1750 marriage to Ann Reed at the German Reformed Church in Philadelphia. He was a Revolutionary War hero, owned a huge piece of land in South Philadelphia, became a shipbuilder, and was active in the founding of Old Pine Presbyterian Church (when he died on 5/2/1808, he was buried in Old Pine Churchyard with his second wife, Eleanor). I am descended from his second son with Ann Reed, named John Tittermary the 2nd (1753-1816) - a shipbuilder, ship's chandler, and ropemaker. In the 1770s, John the 2nd married a Lorannah Clark (11/21/1760-1832). They had 10 children; their youngest was Robert Clark Tittermary the 1st (1803/4-?) who married a Mary (last name and dates unknown) around 1822. They had 8 children; their oldest was Robert Clark Tittermary the 2nd (1823/24-after 1910). Robert the 2nd married a Mary F. (last name unknown, 1829/30-after 1910) around 1849/50. Only 6 of their 10 children survived; another was dead by the 1910 census. Their youngest child, Henry H. Tittermary ("Harry," 1873-6/22/1957) married an Anne Elizabeth Devine ("Annie," 1872-4/4/1925) around 1888. They had 6 children; their second child was John Devine Tittermary (5/2/1898-1/23/1965) who married Anna Jane Rutter (4/21/1907-1/14/1984) around 1924/25 and had 8 children. I am the daughter of John and Anna's youngest child, Anthony J. Tittermary (born in N.J. on 10/23/1945) who married Dorothy E. Hill (born in N.J. on 5/14/1950) in 1970. Also, Anna's father's name was Heber Rutter of Philadelphia. Her mother's name may have been Elizabeth Morrison, and Elizabeth's mother's maiden name may have been Catherine Harbison (daughter of a George Harbison of Philadelphia). Any information would be greatly appreciated and I am more than happy to share more of the information I already have.

MORRIS posted by Kay Fair on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Searching for any information on Edward Page MORRIS born in Philadelphia in 1846 or 1847.. Served in the civil war with the 19th Cav. He came to Illinois after the war. Need parents names and siblings .

CLARK posted by Mary L. Jowder on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Any information on JOHN J. CLARK living at 5202 Samsom St. Phila. in 1880? Thanks!

WILLIAMS posted by Sandra Hess on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

WILLIAMS, Rees came to the Colonies about 1681/82 and landed in Philadelphia. Later he may have settled the Welsh Tract. According to Quaker Monthly Meeting of Plymouth Twp., Philadelphia (Now Montgomery County) he and his wife Elizabeth had eight children. Their names were: David, Rees, Mary, Catharine, Elizabeth, Isaac, Ruth and Phebe. Is anyone else researching this family? If so I would love to trade information. Thank you.

LEHR posted by Mangham David Lehr on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

LEHR, Herndon b. 27 May 1923 d. June 1979 and thought to have been a practicing physician in Philadelphia up until the time of his death. The stated information is all I have.

KIEPLE, KIPLE, KYPLE posted by Sharlene Boevingloh on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for information on Mathias Kiple. According to the 1850 and 1860 census records he was in Whitehall Township, Philadelphia County, PA. He supposedly died April 19, 1867 in Millville NJ. However, NJ does not have a death record for him. I am especially interested in his two marriages and children. All help is greatly appreciated.

MCNAIR posted by Steven A. McNair on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for any information regarding the family surname MCNAIR. My family has lived in the tri-county area for several generations. I grew up in NJ, but my ancestors were from Philadelphia. At the present time my wife and I live in Illinois. I have some very basic information, but would appreciate any help. Summer of 2000 I hope to come back to Philadelphia and do more extensive research.

BETTLE, BIDDLE, BITTLE posted by Suzanne Lisson on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

John and Everard BETTLE of Philadelphia went to New Brunswick, Canada as Loyalists in 1783. John stayed there but Everard resettled in Ohio with wife Mary TRUMP. Does anyone know their parents names? Also has anyone seen incidents of the combination of the forename Everard James or James Everard? Also Quaker Josiah BETTLE married outside the Quakers in 1754 in Philadelphia. Who did he marry and do you know his children's names? Thank you,

GRAHAM, KENNEDY, MCADOO, MCMILLIN, WILSON posted by Eunice Richmond on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Daniel McAdoo,b.1871 in Phila. d.1952 in Phila .(buried in Northwood Cem in Phila.)son of Alexander McAdoo and Margaret Graham he married Margaret Jane McMillian. in1899. Margaret was born 1878-1924. daughter of Robert McMillan and Jane Kennedy. Daniel and Margaret had 4 children Anna, Marge, Jean, Robert Wilson. Daniel lived on mudder street in Phila. until his death in 1952. as did his daughter Marge/Margaret who died in 1997. The only thing I knoe besides this in Jean had a son who lives in Phila. some where. I have called directory in Phila but they could,nt help me with a adress or phone num.. PLEASE CAN ANY ONE HELP?!

DAVID, POWELL posted by Sara Floran on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for any info on Jacob David m. Louisa Powell. Jacob arrived in Philly in 1802 from Posner, Poland. Jacob and Louisa had two sons and three daughters, Edward, William, T. Tucker, Jeanette L. Woodward, and Mary C. Springs. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

STOLL posted by Carole Hoerauf on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

James STOLL , my grandfather,Philadelphia, died sometime between 1909-1911. Before his death, he made a suicide try that was apparently reported in some newspaper - that or the actual obituary. He lived in the 21st and Brown St. area. 15 years ago, I made a search of the Phila. library archives of newspapers to no avail.

DICK, LINTON posted by Pam Martin on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Searching for Ship List information on Peter DICK b. 1720 Germany and arrived prior to 1756 when he married Mary Elizabeth LINTON b. abt 1725 Scotland. They married in Philadelphia Co., Philadelphia, PA in 1756. Also interested in where they were married whether church or civil ceremony.

EMRICH posted by Jo Anne Keeffer on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for information on the following individuals:
1. John (or John Jacob) EMRICH b ca. 1720 probably in Germany. He cam to Philadelphia as an immigrant. We think he was a mechant in or near Philadelphia. . John EMRICH b. ca. 1745 (son of abovenamed John) Reputed to have served in the Revolutionary War with Washington. After the war he became worthless and his son Dr. John EMRICH was raised by the grandfather.

LION posted by Ted Cook on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Wendel b. 1822 St. Wendel, Saarland, m. 1845 St. Peter's Philadelphia, d. 1878 St. Marys, Elk Co. Brother, Nikolaus b. 1825 St. Wendel, m. 1848 St. Peter's, d. 1881 Philadelpha. Would like to correspond with relatives.

DAWSON posted by Donald E. Hein, SR on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

DAWSON, Jesse James. I am looking for my grandfather. My mother, Margie Rosita Dawson, thought he was from Philadelphia. J.J. Dawson was born circa 1890 and died 1953 in AL. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank You!

ECKERT posted by David Eckert on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for any information on Henrich (Heinrich) ECKERT that came to America on the ship Pleasant and arrived in Philadelphia on October 11, 1732. According to the passenger list, he was 40 years old. According to family information, he settled in Germantown for awhile. He had at least one son, Wilhelm (William) ECKERT that settled in Bucks County and later married in Lancaster County (York County).

HOERMAN, HOERRMANN posted by Hugh O'Neill on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Catherina HOERMAN came to New York on the ship Koeln in April 1882 at 21 years of age and apparently moved to Philadelphia where her daughter Louisa was born in August 1885. In 1887, Catharina and Louisa were in Clay Center, Kansas. Catherine may have been married to a man with the last name of SCHUETZ. I would like any information regarding where Catherina was in Philadelphia and what sort of work she was doing (I presume she was a domestic). I would like any information regarding her possible marriage and the birth of Louisa. Catharina was born Maria Catharina in September 1860 in Michelfeld, Germany to Johann and Catharina Hoerrmann. Catharina is my great aunt. Thank you for any information you can find.

MOTLEY, WALTERS posted by Eugenia Parker on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am seeking information on the parents of SAMUEL SYLVESTER WALTERS who was born circa 1870-75, presumably in Carlyle, Cumberland County, PA. Samuel Sylvester married CATHERINE MOTLEY circa 1916. The two sons of this marriage were: SAMUEL WILLIAM WALTERS, born 19 Jul 1919 in Bristol, Bucks County, PA and FREDERICK EUGENE WALTERS , born 19 Feb 1921 in Philadelphia, PA. This family was in Mobile, Alabama by the 1930s. Questions are: Who were Samuel Sylvester's parents, siblings, etc.? Was he indeed born in Cumberland County? If not, where? Where and when did he and Catherine marry? Was this a second marriage for this couple? Why did they relocate to Mobile, Alabama? Did they leave relatives in Pennsylvania? Why were no contacts maintained with anyone in Pennsylvania after they relocated to Mobile? I would really like to learn of my grandparents' roots in Pennsylvania. Can anyone help? Please?

CURNERT posted by Sandi Briones on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I have found Johan Philip CURNERT listed as a passenger on the Alexander & Ann. (see following) I can find no trace of him after his arrival in PA. Does anyone have any suggestions? Could I find out any information from where he sailed? I have considered that his last name may have changed to a related spelling. Thank you for your help.
"At the Courthouse of Philadelphia, September 5th, 1730.... A list was presented of the Names of Forty six Palatines, who with their families, making in all about one hundred and thirty persons, were imported here in the Ship Alexander & Ann, William Clymer, Master, from Rotterdam, but last from Deal." From the Minutes of the Provincial Council, printed in the Colonial Records, Vol. III, p. 386.

HOWARD, MAYALL posted by David Mayall on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Seeking Information about the marriage of William MAYALL and Alethea Howard, prior to 1912, also Naturalization for same William Mayall, originally of Lancashire, England

LEMISCH posted by Pat Meyers on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am searching for relatives of the Lemisch family. Phila. from 1860 to 1999. Milo Lemisch was the first to come to this country. My father was Matthew Lemisch.

CARMEN posted by Deb Carmen on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Seeking info on my Grandfather RALPH CARMEN born 21 May 1888 in Phila, Pa. Married Florence Maag in ???1920's, later divorced.......Seeking any information on the CARMEN family...

DOUGHERTY, NEILL posted by Mary Dougherty on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am seeking information concering William Dougherty and Catherine O'Neill. Also information concering their son, Hugh Dougherty who married Jennie Welch. Both Hugh and Jennie, by the 1900 Census, are listed as being born in 1860. This is questionable, yet probably close. They were living on Napa Street in South Philly in 1900. Between 1910 and 1920 they moved to Morris Street, South Philly. I believe that their parish was St. Agnes Catholic Church, about one block from their address on Morris. I know that there was or is an Ambrosia Bakery right near by. I am trying to determine information on William, siblings of Hugh, etc, immigration.

RIPLEY, SWAGGART posted by Laura Sadowksy on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Searching for any information on a woman named Margaret (b. abt 1805, PA), the wife of Henry RIPLEY (b. 1789, Ireland; d.1872, Iowa). Henry was listed as residing in Philadelphia County in the 1830 federal census, so it's possible that he married Margaret there. Their daughter Sarah (b. 1818, PA; d. 1908, Iowa) married a man named David SWAGGART (b. 1816, PA; d. 1872, Iowa) sometime before 1844, probably in Pennsylvania. It is possible that Margaret and Sarah were both born in Philadelphia County. Any information is greatly appreciated! I am willing to share info. Thanks!

HOTTEMAN posted by Sherry L. Shank on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I was hoping you could help me, I am looking for information regarding Sarah Hotteman, born 1750-53 in Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, d.April 1820 in Indiana Coytny PA. buried in Wheatfield Twp. Indiana County PA. married Christian Frederick Steinman. They were married March 24,1773 in New Hanover Luteran Church, New Hanover, Philadephia County PA. He was a native of Holland. Any information you can provide me with would be appreciated. Thanks for your time.

ADAMS posted by Carol R Hamilton on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Looking for info on Juliette Devona ADAMS (married to Mahlon Kenneth Adams - born April 1874 - married 1891? - lived in Phila during 1890's - bore 6 or 7 live children between 1892-1904. Disappeared from Phila about 1903-4.

NELSON posted by L. Darrell Nelson on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Seeking descendants of or anyone researching the James & Jane NELSON family listed on Page 272 of Moyamensing Twp, Philadelphia County, PA for the 1850 Federal Census. They are shown as James NELSON, 40 years, born Ireland; Jane NELSON, 39 years, born Ireland, and seven children all born in Pennsylvania: Eliza, 20; Martha, 18; William, 12; Cathrina, 8; Dorothea, 5; Mary, 3; and Joseph, 7 months of age. I suspect their son William, may be my great-grandfather, William Fletcher NELSON, born circa 1836 in Phildelphia, PA, for whom I have not yet found the names of his parents or any siblings.

BOYD posted by Susan Schlichting on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Am seeking information on John Boyd, born 1802 in Philadelphia, PA. He married Susan L. Yardley of Bucks Co. PA in the late 1820s. They moved to Henry Co. IL. Would like to connect him to his parental family. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

TACK posted by Phoebe Cortessis on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Searching for descendants of Johanne Christopher Tack who m Mary Anne Helfrich in Philadelphia in 1796.

WEISS posted by Brenda Mounteer on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Looking for Earl Franklin Weiss, b. 25 jun 1918, Philidelphia, Phili., PA d. 28 apr 1972 Miami FL. Married Dorothy Edmondson 19 nov 1944. Went to University of PA

CHAMBERS posted by Barbra Chambers on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

In a list of Philadelphia marriages, there is an entry for David CHAMBERS, married in 1744. Since my ancestor came to Philadelphia in 1743, I believe this to be he. However, it does not give the bride's name. Does anyone have info on this marriage or know how I could find out the name of David's bride? They went from PA to VA, where several of their children were born. 5 sons fought in the Revolution. I would appreciate any information with which anyone can help me. Thank you.

HIDY, TREXLER posted by Cindy Ellis on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for the families of John HIDY, b. approx 1751 & Christina TREXLER. They lived in Philadelphia co. PA when their son Joseph was b. 1783. My family line goes thru their son William. John was said to have been an asst. Drill Instructor at Valley Forge. Any information on this family is greatly appreciated.

GEIGER posted by Lorri Buschmann on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

My Grandfather HERMAN GEIGER was a Phila. mounted Policeman -early 1900s He was born 1871 Pa. He marr. ANNIE SMITH an had 5 children KATE -WILLIAM -HERMAN - EDWARD-CHARLES I am searching for His children an grandchildren.

POPPENHEIM posted by Evelyn McCurley on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Seeking information on Margaret POPPENHEIM. She was found in the 1850 census in Philadelphia County at the age of 15. The census has her listed as being from Germany.

CLARK, DEVINE, HARBISON, MORRISON, REED, RUTTER, TITTERMARY posted by Christine Tittermary on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am searching for information on an old Philadelphia shipbuilding family and the families who married into it. My great-great-great-great-great grandfather, John Tittermary the 1st, was born in 1723 (somewhere in England). He came to Philadelphia as a rope maker, and he may have had a younger sister or cousin named Christine (1730-1790) who traveled with him and then married and settled in Berks County. First record of John the 1st is his 1750 marriage to Ann Reed at the German Reformed Church in Philadelphia. He was a Revolutionary War hero, owned a huge piece of land in South Philadelphia, became a shipbuilder, and was active in the founding of Old Pine Presbyterian Church (when he died on 5/2/1808, he was buried in Old Pine Churchyard with his second wife, Eleanor). I am descended from his second son with Ann Reed, named John Tittermary the 2nd (1753-1816)-a shipbuilder, ship's chandler, and ropemaker. In the 1770s, John the 2nd married a Lorannah Clark (11/21/1760-1832). They had 10 children; their youngest was Robert Clark Tittermary the 1st (1803/4-?) who married a Mary (last name and dates unknown) around 1822. They had 8 children; their oldest was Robert Clark Tittermary the 2nd (1823/24-after 1910). Robert the 2nd married a Mary F. (last name unknown, 1829/30-after 1910) around 1849/50. Only 6 of their 10 children survived; another was dead by the 1910 census. Their youngest child, Henry H. Tittermary ("Harry," 1873-6/22/1957) married an Anne Elizabeth Devine ("Annie," 1872-4/4/1925) around 1888. They had 6 children; their second child was John Devine Tittermary (5/2/1898-1/23/1965) who married Anna Jane Rutter (4/21/1907-1/14/1984) around 1924/25 and had 8 children. I am the daughter of John and Anna's youngest child, Anthony J. Tittermary (born in N.J. on 10/23/1945) who married Dorothy E. Hill (born in N.J. on 5/14/1950) in 1970. Also, Anna's father's name was Heber Rutter of Philadelphia. Her mother's name may have been Elizabeth Morrison, and Elizabeth's mother's maiden name may have been Catherine Harbison (daughter of a George Harbison of Philadelphia). Any information would be greatly appreciated and I am more than happy to share more of the information I already have.

WEISS posted by David Wise on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am seeking information on Frederick WEISS and his spouse, Catharine Magdalene WEBER, including his parents and children. Frederick married Catharine Magdalene in Philadelphia County in 1760, and they are believed to have lived in Limerick Twp. Did he die in Philadelphia Co. or did he move elsewhere? I appreciate any help you may give me. Thanks.

HEENSZ, SCHUMANN posted by Ed MacDonald on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am requesting any information on my Grandfather and Grandmother HEENSZ, PETER AND SCHUMANN, MARY M. They lived in Philadelphia in the latter part of 1800's. My grandfather Peter probably died sometime between 1924 and 1928. I believe they lived somewhere near 2500 north eighth street. I believe that my Grandfather worked for some time at Baldwin Locomotive Works. Thank you,

HARVEY posted by Beverly Ann Harvey Mudd on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for information on John Edward Harvey born July 24, 1921 in Phila

FLYNN posted by Jennifer Miles on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Searching for parents of Patrick and wife Mary E. (Coble?) FLYNN. Patrick b. 1865 in PA, married Mary E.(b. 1868 in PA) around 1890, moved to Philly about 1899, had 4 children (Edward H. 1891, Leroy P. 1894, Joseph D. 1898, Marie R. 1900). Patrick died 1937, Mary died 1930 and both are buried in Holy Cross Cemetary, Yeadn, PA. Where did Leroy and family go? He married, had a baby daughter, divorced and disappeared.

WEIR posted by Linda Sweger on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I'm searching my WEIR family line, this is the info I have so far: Archibald WEIR m. Mary Elizabeth STORKEY children: Johnson Saunders WEIR born 1/4/1872 Roxborough,Philadelphia County, PA died April 27, 1949 Berwick, Pa Harry WEIR born 11/28/1877 died March 1975 Pompano Beach, FL Any additional info on this family line would be greatly appreciated.

ALLMANDINGER, ALLMENDINGER, ALMENDINGER posted by Nancy Larsen on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Searching for information on Adam Allmendinger and brother Jacob Allmandinger born in Philadelphia (?), Pa. Adam was born in 1828. Any information provided will be greatly appreciated.

REPLOGLE posted by Paul H. Replogle on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

John Philip Replogle is listed in the 1790 census for Northern Liberties Town, Philadelphia County, PA. Seek any information concerning him, or how to obtain such information.

BLACKNEY posted by Robert R. Blackney Jr. on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Harold or Harry Edgar Blackney (wife Amie Blackney (Wright?) orig fm: Rowsley, England. (188? - 190?) Edwin Arthur Blackney (190?) Any information or relatives, Philadelphia, Harry E.Blackney may have moved, Possible Brother, FLA?. Thanx!

MCCARTY posted by Charles Clapper on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for information on Charles MCCARTY, who was a captain in the civil war and is from Germantown in Philadelphia County. I have seen his name on the civil war monument in Germantown, but as I am in the US Army and stationed in Germany it is hard to go look for myself. ANy help would be appreciated.

KYLE posted by Patricia Kyle Nelson on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Searching for info. on James KYLE, emigrant to Philadelphia from Ireland between 1850 and 1860 along with Wife Margaret KYLE, brother Robert KYLE. Children of Margaret and James KYLE, born in Philadelphia are Archie b. 1863, Jane b. 1864, Robert W. b. 1860. James, Robert, and children listed on 1870 census in Virginia, but no Margaret. Please contact me if you have seen this family anywhere.

BORTZ posted by Nora Borts on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am searching for the surname BORTZ. My husband's 5th great grandfather Heinrich Bortz and family emigrated to the US about 1781. When they were within sight of land, the story goes, that his oldest son died. the ships captain allowed them to bring the body to shore for burial in Pheldalphia. I am wondering if anyone would happen to have some cemetery records of this time period and if they would look to see if they can find any Bortz burials that might be this child? Thanks

EULITZ, HANSON, MCINTYRE posted by Marysue Eulitz on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

William McIntyre b. Feb 1861 PA or DE. His parents born Ireland. William married Sidney Hanson, b. Feb 1868 PA. They had the following known children: 1-William McIntyre b. Oct 1886 PA. 2-George Samuel McIntyre b. 24 Jan 1888 Phila. PA. d. 18 May 1973 Phila. Co. PA. Married Clara J. EULITZ 20 Oct 1915 Phila. Co. PA. Clara J. b. 22 Oct 1892 Phila. Co. PA. 3-Mabel McIntyre b. Jul 1890 PA. 4-Thomas McIntyre b. Aug 1894 PA. Married Bessie EULITZ (sister of Clara J. EULITZ). Bessie b. 2 Nov 1905 Phila. Co. PA. 5-Robert Bruce McIntyre b. 24 Sep 1897 PA. Would like more information on this family and any descendants. Happy to share what I have. Thanks.

MORRISON posted by Kathryn McClung on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

MORRISON, John and wife Kate (Katherine) lived in Philadelphia, PA in around 1900. Kate worked in the Rectory of a Catholic Church in Philadelphia. Thank you.

COYLE, FINNEGAN, LOGAN, MAHON, MCCABE, MELLOR posted by Margaret Anne Shay on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Looking for relatives of JOSEPH FRANCIS MAHON and ANNA RITA MELLOR. JOSEPH FRANCIS MAHON is the son of JAMES MAHON AND SUSAN MC CABE. SUSAN MC CABE may have been born in Ireland in 1859 and I believe her parents names were MORRIS MC CABE AND ELLEN. JAMES MAHON may have been born in 1869 and I believe his parents names were JAMES MAHON and MARY. JOSEPH FRANCIS MAHON married ANNA RITA MELLOR. ANNA is the daughter of THOMAS MELLOR (I believe THOMAS' parents were RAYMOND MELLOR AND SARAH LOGAN) AND CATHERINE FINNEGAN (I believe CATHERINE'S parents were PETER FINNEGAN and MARY COYLE). I believe that ANNA RITA MELLOR was one of 12 children. Any help on any of these people would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,

CANTOR, GOLD, GOLOD, GOULD, SHECKMAN, WEINTRAUB posted by Ross Ian Weintraub on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am researching the ancestors and descendants of Israel and Fanny WEINTRAUB; Charles WEINTRAUB and Lena CANTOR; Mayer GOLD (changed from GOLOD) and Fanny (nee SHECKMAN) GOULD (changed from GOLD).

BEILER, BLESSINGER posted by Karen Savoie on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

BLESSINGER, Frank b. 25 Sep 1891; d. Jul 1969, Boyertown, Berks Co., PA immigrant from Berlin, Germany to Philadelphia, PA; arrival unknown ma. BEILER, Elizabeth b. 10 May 1883, Austria; d. Sep 1981, Boyertown, Berks Co., PA immigrant from Austria to Philadelphia, PA; arrival ABT Aug 1901 with infant son, Joseph BEILER b. 20 Feb 1901, Austria BLESSINGER, Frank Jr. b. 22 Oct 1916, Philadelphia, PA BLESSINGER, Robert b. Philadelphia, PA Frank BLESSINGER was a butcher in Philadelphia. Relocated to Boyertown, PA year unknown. I'm a new researcher, searching from a distance...any assistance greatly appreciated.

BETTS, METCALF, METCALFE posted by Peggy Kolm on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Seeking information about the family of Ann Elizabeth Metcalf(e), born ca. 1820 in Philadelphia. Second wife of Edward Betts (ca. 1807 - 1859), probably married about 1840. The family was living in Moyamensing district (South Philadelphia) in 1840. Edward Betts had two children from a previous marriage: Edward Betts, Jr. (ca. 1834-1858) and Louisa Betts (born ca. 1836). The Betts family moved to Baltimore, MD between 1840 and 1846, when daughter Sarah Betts was born. Any information would be appreciated,

ADDISON, HYLAND posted by Sharon Goetz on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Anyone with any information on the marriage of James Hyland to Elizabeth A. Addison which appeared in the Sun paper on 1/24/1853 in Baltimore. Requested Philadelphia papers to copy. Thank you for your help.

CHAMBERS, MCCORD posted by John Gephart on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

FRANCIS MCCORD AND HIS WIFE MARGARET CHAMBERS were living in Phila. in 1850. Is there any record of their being in Phila. in 1840? Or in 1860? Thanks.

ENGEL, WATERHOUSE posted by Kathy Lenz on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I would like any information of names and or whereabouts of ancestors of the family of LOUIS JACK ENGEL and KATHRYN (WATERHOUSE) ENGEL. He was born in Philahelphia in 1903, she within a few years before or after that also in Philadelphia.

HOWELL posted by Linda Howell on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

1772, James HOWELL, Philadelphia County, Indentures. How can I find further information about this ancestor? Does anyone have access to this document? I believe James HOWELL to be my GGGgrandfather. Thank you.

BARTEL, MOORE, ROWLEY posted by Lori Rowley on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Looking for info. on Edna Moore, daughter of Albert and Etta(?) Moore. Born app. 1905, died app. 1946. First married to Edward Rowley then to Charles Bartel. Edna had 3 sisters and one brother, Gertrude, Beatrice,Maybell and Charles. Edna had app. 4 children, Earl John Rowley and Charles Bartel Jr., nothing known on the others.

JOHNSON posted by James J.Johnson on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

am seeking info on WILLIAM K. (KEGGEN (?) ) JOHNSON, 15 Oct 1846-2 June 1923 married MARION REBECCA JOHNSON (nee TAYLOR) 15 April 1858-14 Dec 1918. Lived in Philia ca. 1870-1880. Any info helpful TIA

OSLER posted by Peter Osler on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am interested in any information about a John Osler that I found in the Philadelphia Registry of Deeds with a date of 1734.

BEYRENT posted by Erich C. Beyrent on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am researching my family history, under the surname BEYRENT. I have found that there was a John and Christian Beyrent who lived at 1728 N 3rd St, according to the 1890 Philadelphia index. One is listed as a driver, the other as a laborer, and I was hoping you could help me gather more information. Thank you in advance for all your help!

HAGUE, JONES, MIDDLETON, PYLE, VALENTINE posted by Walter D. Stock on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Anna Hague, b. 1889 in Philadelphia to parents Michael Hague, Jr. and Cora Middleton according to family accounts. All evidence, however, indicates that Cora's real name at birth was Cora Valentine, daughter of Thomas Valentine and Elizabeth Pyle Jones, widow of John Middleton. Almost certainly, Thomas Valentine was from Delaware County and was related in some way to Micajah Valentine, also of Delaware County. If anyone has knowledge of this family, I'd like to hear from you. Thanks.

DONNELL posted by John C. O'Donnell on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am searching for any information on Joseph John O'Donnell,born 1/24/1896 in Philadelphia and died 10/31/1933 Phila. Pa Vets Hospital. Cause of Death?

BOGGS posted by Karen Boggs Favorite on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for relatives of my grandfather, Francis (Frank) Boggs. He was born in the early 1900's, I think. He was married to Dorothy Carter in late '23 or early '24, and they had one child, Lawrence. They lived in Oaklyn, NJ. I know Frank had 2 sisters, but do not know their names. Frank died in the late '30's from TB - Dorothy died in the early '30's from TB. My father was orphaned, so we have never known anything about his aunts or cousins (he died in '90, and never talked about any of the Boggs relatives, thus my lack of any information). I do know that the Boggs relatives lived in Phila. - that's about all I do know. Anyone who might have any info. would be a big help. Thanks.

GORMAN, PATTON posted by Elsie Retzer on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am seeking information on Stephen Gorman, and one brother stowed way on a cattle boat and came to Phil. Pa during the potato famine in Irland, his mother was a Patton. I know he had at least one son while liveing there. John S. Gorman was born in 1846 Who did Stephen Marry? Did John have brothers and sisters? Anyone out there have a gorman Patton connection?

MITCHELL posted by Charles Stowe on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am searching for the family of Thomas MITCHELL, b. abt 1785 PA, possibly in Philadelphia Co. Family letters say that Thomas MITCHELL moved west around 1820 to 1830 and settled with his family in Boone Co., IL. He shows on the 1840 and 1850 census of Boone Co. The 1850 census lists Thomas MITCHELL, age 65, b. PA, farmer; wife Esther (Hester CROWLEY), age 56, b. MD. Children: Samantha, age 16, b. PA; Elvira, age 10, b. IL; and George Shink, age 2, b. IL. Two older sons are known; Samuel, b. ca 1820 PA, and Peter, b. 22 Sep 1828 Lancaster or Fayette Co., PA. Family letters say that Thomas' father was a "bodyguard" for George Washington and was at the hanging of Major Andre. These ltrs do not state Thomas' father's name. I have found 3 Thomas MITCHELLs in Philadelphia Co. on the 1830 census. I am going to research each of these families and others in PA to see if there is a connection. Like to make a connection with others who may think this is their family.

LEMISCH posted by Pat Meyers on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Looking for any information on the LEMISCH family.Ben an Matthew were brothers. Their father Milo married an August. From 1900 to 1999. Phila. county

BUMGARDNER, DEWEES posted by Tricia Mathis on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for information on my ggrandmother Ida May Dewees (m. Mathis/Robinson/Bressman) and Gertrude Dewees Bumgardner. Ida and Gert lived in Philadelphia most of their lives but they may have been from York,PA. Ida had a son, Cecil Mathis, born in New Jersey. Gertrude married a Bumgardner. They had a son, Joseph Bumgardner born around 1905. I understand the Dewees family, maybe an uncle to Ida and Gert, owned a department store in Philadelphia around the turn of the century. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

MCGLYNCHIE, SCHILLING posted by Henry B. Schilling on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am trying to trace the antecedents of Henry Benedict Schilling born March 12, 1861 in Philadelphia, probably Germantown. He may have had a twin, William. Parents were William Schilling and Isabelle McGlynchie [spelling from family bible.] Family lore has it that the Schilling family arrived in the Germantown area from Koblentz circa 1689. William served in Civil War with unknown Pennsylvania regiment, was captured at Antietam and escaped from Libby Prison. He may have been listed as a deserter as he did not return to the Army. Some time after the war the family moved to Brooklyn, NY. Thank you for any information forthcoming.

BARRETT, GAUGHAN posted by Kathleen Robbins Brammer on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Seeking arrival information for Patrick Barrett and wife Ellen Gaughan Barrett from County Mayo Ireland to Philadelphia port, April 1870. Settled in Schuylkill County after arrival to US. Would appreciate any information. Thanks

CULLEN, HARKINS posted by Cynthia H. Lowe on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I have an old funeral card for a Mary Harkins, the wife of Francis Cullen, she died on Jan 25th 1879, at 57 years old. My grandfather was James Christopher Harkins, the son of Thomas Harkins and Mary Hennigan. At one time their family lived in Philadelphia, Pa. James Christopher and his parents came from Peebles, Scotland.

SOUTHWICK posted by Bob Bartlett on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

WILLIAM SOUTHWICK lived in the North Mulberry District of Philadelphia in the 1850 census with his mother SARA SOUTHWICK. He was married in 1852, died about 1869 and left two orphaned children Reuben and Kittie. May have been a Quaker ? Any information will be much appreciated. Thank you.

MCCULLOUGH posted by Gordon J.Spohn on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Looking for information on a Joseph S. McCullough. Born 1856, in Phila. Died in Phila., Pa. before 1924. Married a Margaret G.Donahue. born Oct. 12, 1868 and died Dec. 20, 1918. Joseph worked for the "Philadelphia North American" newspaper as a reporter. I am looking for middle name, birth date, death date, where he is buried. Also infor on his father, Daniel McCullough ( b. abt. 1806 in Ireland d. ?) and his mother Bridget ( ? ) ( b. abt 1810 in Ireland d. ? ). Joseph is my wife's great grandfather. Also any infor on his brothers or sisters.

TODD posted by Byron N. Park on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

My gg-grandmother was Mary Ann Todd. She married William Jenkins of Wales (probably in Philadelphia) who was twenty-some years her senior. Family lore has it that Mary's father had the "Todd Steel Mill" in Philadephia. I am not sure if this mill truly existed but I have an uncle who thinks he saw it while passing through in WWII. Mary had a sister Martha and a brother Robert. They say that Robert was a drummer boy during the Civil War. Can you tell me if this mill existed, or any info about who Mary Ann (Todd) Jenkins parents were? Anything would be appreciated. Mary and William eventually settled in Ray, Ohio (Jackson Co.) Thank you,

HECKMAN posted by Nancy Tweedie on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Am researching George HECKMAN who lived in Philadelphia when he enlisted as a Private on May 1, 1775 in the company commanded by Captain Charles Craig of the Rifleman's Regiment. He claims in his pension application in 1820 to have 10 children; 7 girls, 3 boys, wife not named. He later lived in Columbia County and at least one of his sons moved to New York. Am interested in any HECKMAN leads. Thank you.

BARR, DUNN, HUGHES, MCCAFFERTY, SCHWEIGERT, SWIGERT, SWIKER posted by Robyn Bonnett on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I'm looking for information on the following Philadelphians: Hugh McCAFFERTY, b. @1844, married Cecelia DUNN b. @1847 on 27 August 1866 at St. Ann's (Memphis&Lehigh Ave). I would like to find both of their parents. Curious to know if Hugh was born somewhere other than Philadelphia. They had several children, my great-grandfather, Cornelius Aloysius McCAFFERTY b. 9 July 1871. He lived at 2646 "Almindo" St., which I think is probably Almond street. He was a teamster. He married Martha BARR b. 15 or 25 March 1874. She previously resided at 1407 Howard St. and was a carpet spooler. I would appreciate information on her family. And Daniel HUGHES(a coal man) who married Elizabeth SCHWEIGERT/SWIKER/SWIGERT, it is believed she came from Lancaster, PA. Daniel died sometime after the birth of his daughter Hannah in August, 1884 and before she married in August 1903. It's possible they were living on Trenton Avenue. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you!

MAAG, WINEMORE, WINNEMORE posted by Kathie Groll on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Researching MAAG family name, namely C or Conrad MAAG, living in Philadelphia area late 1700's. He had grandchildren named Mary WINEMORE, Elizabeth WINEMORE and John WINEMORE. Interested in finding the connection between the WINEMORE (WINNEMORE) and MAAG name. Is anyone else researching this family?

RAMSHER, ROBINSON posted by Linda Robinson on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Limited information; At the death of Thomas ROBINSON, 1926 in Brantford, Ont. Canada, was his niece Mrs. JOHN RAMSHER. The only Ramsher's I can find anywhere originated from Philadelphia. Any one with information on RAMSHER or a link to ROBINSON please contact me. Thank You.

KIERNAN posted by Noel Kiernan on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Seeking information on my Grand Uncle Michael Kiernan, who worked for the Southern Steamship Co, Broad St ,Philadelphia in the 1930s. An help or information appreciated.

BRITTIN, WOLSTENHOLME posted by Frank Brittin on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am researching BRITTIN and WOLSTENHOLME names. My great grandfather was JOHN BRITTIN He had 9 children I think he lived in Fox Chase at one time. My uncle was Edward Wolstenholme and lived in Philadelphia all his life.

MILLER posted by Nancy Miller Lorz on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Searching for info on Isaac Miller, born in Roxborough, PA 12/19/1840. Lived there 40 years. He served in the 68th Infantry Regiment Penna Volunteers Co A. He also lived in Doylestown sometime after the Civil War. He died in the National Soldiers Home in VA, 10/17/1911. On the 1850 census for Roxborough there are several others listed in his household: David Miller, Mary Miller both 46 (not sure of this) George Miller 36, Hester Miller 23,Isaac Thomas Miller 9, David Miller Jr 7. There is another name difficult to read - Elizabeth Shetslin? age 1. I know that Isaac had a son David Grant Miller, and a grandson James Edward Miller b. 1890. He married Sarah Edith Hawn & lived in Mt Union Pa at the time of his death in 1945. I'll be eternally grateful for any assistance.

EWALD, HOWARD posted by Charlotte Barlow on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for information on Peter and Emma Ewald,and their Children Henry and Catherine,Catherine was my Grandmother-they lived in Phila. Pa.,in the late 1800,I am also looking for info.on my Grandfather Joseph Howard,who died in a fire in Phila.around 1932, leaving his wife Catherine with 8 Children ,who ended up in a number of foster homes.

JETTER, YETTER posted by Bruce Starner Yetter on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Germantown Reformed Church records show marriage of John Jetter & Dorthea Scade in 1754. Seeking any birth record for this couple between 1754 to 1766. they are possible parents to Samuel Yetter b.C1760. (Rev War soldier). Any help greatly appreciated.

FISCHER, WIANDT posted by R Roman on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for information on a Jacob and Sophia FISCHER who came from Germany. They had a daughter Anna Margarethe who married Wendel WIANDT.

BATES, DEVLIN posted by Rob Risko on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Researching the family of William Bates (b. March 1835 Phil.) who married first Margaret Jane unknown (d. 11 March 1861) and second Sarah Jane Devlin 9 Apr 1865 in Philadelphia. His children were William 8 Sep 1857, Charles 16 July 1859, John L 11 March 1869, George W 4 Apr 1875, Walter S 1 Sep 1876, Winfield S 8 Sep 1879, Mary E 17 July 1882, Lincoln G 12 Nov 1883, Frank D 28 March 1885, Sarah 9 Apr 1888 all born in Kensington, Philadelphia. William was a Sgt. in Battery B, 2nd US Artillery. At the time of his death in 1911 he resided at 1542 W. York Street. William was a butcher and his father might have been Charles Bates b. circa 1812 also in Philadelphia and a butcher as well. Would like to exchange information.

HALLMAN posted by Janet Hallman Geer on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Searching for any information about CHRISTOPHER HALLMAN and his son SAMUEL HALLMAN. SAMUEL HALLMAN was married to MARY ANN ROBINSON. They lived in Chester, Delaware County 1880 to at least 1892. They may have moved to Philadelphia County after that date.

ANDERSON, LINDERMANN posted by Harold N. Carl on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

John A. Anderson and Martha Eleanor Lindermann. John born 24 May 1836, Martha born 10 Dec 1841. Seeking any knowledge of them before they moved to Bradford, PA.

GHEEN, HYLAND, PETTIBONE posted by Sharon Goetz on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I recently found a Hyland Photo Album give to Nellie Mae Pettibone Gheen, dated Dec. 25, 1882 from Philadelphia, PA. Written under the photos are the following names:
Aunt Susan Parsons Kelly, grandmother Hylands sister.
J. Harry Mays Hyland
Mrs. Linthicum
James Henry Mays Hyland
Harry Hyland & Jim Dunkard
Jim Dunckard, Friend of Popas
Jim Dunkard & Charlie Nagel
Ed Lee
R. Miller
Various other old tin-type pictures with no names. If anyone has any information on this family I would greatly appreciate your help.

EVANS, RAMSEY posted by Carolyn Martin on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for information on EVANS, H.J., his wife, RAMSEY, Sarah E. and a son, EVANS, Samuel Ulysses. All born in Philadelphia, he in abt 1835 and she in abt 1839. The son was born 15 Mar 1861. I have no idea what the initials H.J. stand for or who the parents of H.J. and Sarah might have been. Family oral history says they may have been from Wales.

ANSTETT, AUSTETT, STEINER posted by Carl Francis Steiner Jr. on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Seeking information on ROMAN WILLIAM STEINER who came from Heidelsheim, Germany to Philadelphia. He went to Catholic High in Philadelphia. He was born 4/4/1877. Married IDA ANSTETT, OR, AUSTETT who was born 5/13/1878. They met in the choir at St. Bonaface church in Philadelphia and I think they were married there. They moved to Baltimore where they had two boys and three daughters. My father, Carl Francis Steiner was one of the boys. Thank you.

PITFIELD posted by Hugh Pitfield on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am researching from England looking for a Benjamin Pitfield who died in the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 in Philadelphia. I understand that he may have been buried from St. Paul's PE Church in September 1793. Does anybody have access to these records? If so can they look up the entry for me and let me know if it gives an age for Benjamin at the time of his death. Many thanks

HESLEY, KENNEDY posted by Lorraine Moffat on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Searching for death date of John Maurice Kennedy Sr., who was born 18 Nov 1866 in Philadelphia.
Searching for death date of George Washington Hesley, Sr., born 13 Mar 1892 in Philadelphia.

COLLINS, HENSON posted by Bill Collins on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for information regarding Collins (Afro-American from South Philadelphia), he married Gladys Henson 1920's - 1930's. They had a son, William A. Collins born in 1928. Please any information on Collins or Henson familes of South Philadelphia in early 1900's.

CLEMENS, CLEMMONS posted by Joyce Leach on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Searching for parentage of Theodore CLEMMONS/CLEMENS. born 1830-1850. His son Thaddeus CLEMMONS/CLEMENS grew up in Philadelphia and was probably orphaned early in life (mother: Louisa Vanderslice).

MCGARRY, PORTER, SHIRLEY posted by Denise Saunders on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for info on a Henry MCGARRY. Married to Emily Sara SHIRLEY/PORTER. we know of one child born to Henry ... Alice Irene (Kathleen Sara) (Kaye) MCGARRY born abt 1910 in Philedephia. Emily Sarah arrived in NZ in 1914 and published a book of poetry. Info I have is a brief auto biography as follows.... "Emily Shirley MCGarry descendant of an old and well established Irish family of the name Shirley, travelled very extensively when quite young and sojourned in Canada and the United States of America for some years, finally coming to New Zealand in 1914, where she settled permanently." Information that we are seeking is on Henry MCGARRY, any info at all would be most appreciated.

MARSDEN, MASDEN posted by Ward B. Masden, Jr. on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

John MASDEN (he dropped the "r" from MARSDEN) married Elizabeth Murdock 22 June 1787. John's father was Yost MARSDEN born about 1734 in Pennsylvania. Yost's father was Jacob MARSDEN born about 1710 in Pennsylvania. I am looking for any information concerning these people, their familes and relatives.

STEELE, WESCOTT posted by Charles R. Gallistel on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

STEELE, William, STEELE, Elizabeth Jane & WESCOTT, Charlotte Charlotte, wife of William, b. 7/10/1811 Bridgetown, NJ, d. 4/15/1891 in St. Joseph, MO. Daughter Elizabeth Jane b. 7/3/1831 in Philadelphia, d. 10/29/1929 in St. Joseph, MO. William is said to have been a sea captain who went down w. his ship. He is believed to have been born in Boston. I would be grateful for any information.

HOUSE posted by Melissa J. Mills on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am searching for information on Charles HOUSE, born 1918-1923. He may have been living in Philadelphia in the late 1940's with his wife and children. He also had some connections with the Tunkhannock and Scranton areas at the same time. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

BRUNING posted by Debbie Lewis on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for info about Frederick BRUNING who is listed in the 1850 Head of Household Index in 1850 for Philadelphia County - Philadelphia City Middle Ward.

COCHELRISE, COCKLEREESE, CUCKLEREESE, KACKLERIESS posted by Diane Christie on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Nicholas COCHELRISE (also listed as KACKLERIESS on the original manifest) is on the list of foreigners imported in the ship "Snow Molly", John Howell, Master from Amsterdam. Landed in Philadelphia & qualified Sept 10, 1737. Looking for any information on the family following their arrival in the states. Found the family 53 years later, I think, in Orange Co., NC in 1790. Name is found in several variations at this point - Cockledress, Cockelrees, Cockelruse, Cocketreece, Cocklerece, etc. Trying to link my ancestor - Rebecca CUCKLEREESE, born 28 Feb 1781, NC - to Michael COCKLEREESE and, hopefully, all the way back to Nicholas COCHELRISE. Would like to know what happened to Nicholas after he landed. Did he stay in the Philadelphia area? Did he marry there or was his family with him upon his arrival? When did the family leave & where did they go? Any suggestion would be appreciated as to how to track Nicholas any further.

KEARNS, TULLY posted by Tracy Montgomery on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for information on PATRICK TULLY, born in Philadelphia in 1872 or 1873. He was a machinist, possibly working in New York in 1899. He is listed as the father of AMBROSE KEARNS, (mother KATE KEARNS). Ambrose was born on March 29, 1900, at ST. Ann's Hospital. Ambrose was my grandfather and am trying to find out about his parents. Ambrose died in Feb. 1970. Thank you,

BENNETT, HAMER, HAMMER, HAMOR posted by Tonya Thurman on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am searching for information on Allen HAMER (Hamor) who married Margaret Bennett in a Presbyterian Church in Phil. PA, in April of 1842. Margaret was suppose of be of Scotch Irish ancestry. Her parents were believed to have been born in Maryland. Allen HAMER was supposed to have come from a semi-wealthy family that opposed his marriage to Margaret. As a result, the couple relocated to Missouri, where they remained until their deaths. Allen HAMOR served in the Union Army during the Civil War, and Margaret drew a widow's pension after his death. Allen might have had a brother named Joseph Hamer. Thanks for your help

BELMONT, DAVIS posted by Michele Marcell on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for an unknown female Belmont b. 1830-50 and an unknown Davis b.1810-50 who were both from Phildelphia and married before 1867. They would have gone west and been in Greenville, IN by 1869. There was only one Belmont family in PA during this time. Thanks,

MILLER posted by Bob Miller on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Looking for information on my grandfather ALEXANDER BENNETT MILLER SR. Wife name Elizabeth (do not have last name). In 1885 thet lived at 827 Bucknell st. My father ALEXANDER BENNETT MILLER JR. BORNED 30 May 1885, Philadelphia.

MCFEE posted by Liz Daugherty on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am searching for info on William MCFEE who died in Philadelphia Co 9-27-1803.This info was listed in Poulson's American Daily Advertiser 1800-1810.

BUERGE, BURGI, GREASOR, GRIESER posted by Dennis Buerge on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for ship arrrival information at Philadelphia. My ancestors are Jacob BURGI/BUERGE and Elizabeth GRIESER/GREASOR, or some variation of the listed spellings. We know that they left Le Havre, France for Philadelphia on April 29, 1819, but we don't know the name of the ship or the arrival date in Philadelphia. There is a possibility that the name of the ship was "Chrales Miller", which arrived in Philadelphia on 8/16/1819. Does anyone have the info on either of the above ships, or where I can find the passenger list on the internet? Any help will be greatly appreciated, and thank you ahead of time for your help.

FIRTH posted by Edris Firth Jorgensen on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

FIRTH, ALBERT R. Born in Yorkshire Co. England, 3/1/l851 died in Philadelphia, PA 3/21/1896. Buried at Ivy Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia.

FEUERSTEIN, FIRESTONE posted by Abe March on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

FEUERSTEIN, Johannes is shown on the PA Census Index in the year 1750, County, Philadelphia. This is my Ancestor. I am trying to learn the name of his father and the date of birth of Johannes. He died (name John Firestone) in Lancaster County in 1801. His last Will & Testament named his wife Justina Maria. Information on the maiden name of his wife would be helpful.

GARRETT, PAYNE posted by Michael Garrett on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Looking for information on Charles Albert Garrett married to Mary Anne Payne in late 1800's. Lived in Philadelphia most of the time and possibly Allentown for a while. Had a son John Payne Garrett born in 1899 or 1901.

HARA, POOLEY posted by Evan O'Hara on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Would like info on Anna Elizabeth POOLEY, born 1850-1852 in Philadelphia. Hope to find her parents and the neighborhood in Philly she was born. She married John Fiske O'HARA and was last known to be in South Dakota in 1890.

PASTORIOUS posted by Nancy Schaaf on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Seeking information on Pastorious family of Germantown, particularly in need of the parents of Abraham Pastorious born 1787. He had a brother named William. Abraham married Martha Boal after moving to Centre Co. where he lived until 1836 when he again moved to Venango Co. Thank you. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

MCCOLLUM posted by Calista Dunham on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for information about John Van MC COLLUM who lived at 2006 Spruce St, Philadelphia and died some time between 1885 and 1900 when his wife Anna was living as a widow at that address. Especially would like to find a date of death or biographical information.

KERN posted by Betty Babitzke on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Does anyone have the passenger list of the St. Andrew which the passengers were qualified on October 7, 1743. Leonardt Kern was listed as a passenger. He married 3 years later to Anna Margaretha Schmidt in Swatara Township? by the Rev. John Casper Stoever. I would really like to have the complete list of passengers arriving the above date. Thanks so very much.

LEDYARD, LIDYARD, MARKS posted by Rosa M Barton on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

John LEDYARD/LIDYARD married a Charity (?) abt 1717 in Philadelphia County. Who was John Ledyard's parents? What was Charity's last name?
John MARKS married Uriah Ledyard in Montgomery, Philadelphia County April 5 1748/49. Who was John Marks parents?

HOTTEMAN, STEINMAN posted by Ashley Shank on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for information about Sarah Hottemanb. 1750-53 in Philadelphia Cty PA and died in 1820 she married Christian Frederick Steinman a native of Holland. They were married 3/24/1773 in the New hanover Lutheran Church in New Hanover, Philadelphia Cty. PA. They relocated to Indiana Co. PA which is where both died. Thank-you for your time, any information would be greatly apprecitiated.

FISTER, PHISTER, PISTER posted by Monty Phister on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Jacob Phister arrived Philadelphia mid 1700's. His son Conard (sic) was a shipbuilder in the city, and reportedly died in a shipwreck in Delaware bay returning from a voyage to China. Conard's son Conard Manchester Phister (Manchester was name of boat his father built) moved to Maysville Ky. Other children were Edward (who died in the shipwreck with his father), Mary, Jacob, and Benjamin. Benjamin married Ann Thomas at Wilmington DE. He was a grocer in Philadelphia and had children Benjamin (a medical doctor), Conrad (sic), Jacob, Charles, and James.

FACKLER, HOCH, HOCK posted by Cathy Krumrei on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

We have been trying to find out just where Henry HOCH (the elder) came from (the one mrd to Sarah Kinsey). We "THINK" he might have been on the ship "Edinburgh" Sept. 30, 1754. It lists a Heinrich Hock/Hoch. KINSEYs, we know Jacob was b. in Germany, we don't know when he came, at least it was before 1769. There is a Jacob & Henry Kinsey listed in Lancaster Co. Tax records. We don't know his wife's MAIDEN name, Anna Margaret ??? Or what part of Germany he came from. FACKLERs we have gotten back as far as George & Susannah Fackler in Dauphin Co. We know George came on the ship "Osgood" on Sept. 29, 1750. We don't know where from or his wife's maiden name. We know he had a brother Wendel. We know they went to Lancaster Co. first. HOCKERs is just our line. We have Mary HOCKER mrd. to Samuel HOCH. I have found in the IGI a record for Mary A. HOCKER b. Hockersville, (it said ca. 1842) That is the date I came up with from all the census! Her parents are listed as John HOCKER and Elizabeth HENRY. I did find them in the 1840 census. I found an Elizabeth HENRY b. 3-5-1800, baptized 3-15-1801, Zeigler's Church record, parents listed as Abraham HENRY & Susanna ??, spon. John DeWalt and w. Polly. Now this is Mifflin Twp., Cumb. Co. HOCKERs ran a tavern in Hockersville. There was a John HOCKER listed there in 1838+. I think that was her father. And the cemetery lists two of their son's So up to this point I only have three children's names (listed on the family sheet).

COLEBAUGH, KOHLBACH posted by Barbara Wilson on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Looking for descendants of Peter Colebaugh who were living in Frankford, Philadelphia from 1830 to at least 1920. Very unusual surname. Peter was possibly the son of Michael Colebaugh who may have been a Hessian Mercenary.

HENCHEL, HENKLE, HINCKLE, HINKLE posted by Jackie Carter on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for the family of Rev Anthonius Jacobus Hinkle (or the other variations) born in Germany and immigrated to pennsyvania in Germantown. He was married to Maria Elizabeth Dentzer. They both died between 1728-1744.

GILLINGHAM posted by Julie K. Zerbe on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Interested in exchanging information with all descendants of Yeamans GILLINGHAM - md. Mary V. TAYLOR and moved with his wife from England to Frankford, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.before 1694. They had children: Ann, Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth, James, John, Susannah, Rebecca and Yeamans. I am a descendant of James GILLINGHAM and his wife Martha CANBY. Later decendants moved to Ohio and Wisconsin. Thanks,

CAPITANIO, SCHIAVO posted by Laura Capitanio Valenti on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Looking for any information on Luigi or Laura Capitanio. The couple came to America around the 1920s and settled on 1300 block of S. Alder Street in South Philadelphia. Any information would be appreciated.
Looking for details on Vincenzo and/or Carmella Lerro Schiavo. The couple arrived in the U.S. most likely in the early 1920s and settled on the 1800 block of Mifflin Street, South Philadelphia. Early history most wanted.

ARMSTRONG posted by Sheila Armstrong Brockman on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am seeking information about a Robert Armstrong, born @ 1700 in Antrim, Ireland. He is said to have come to Philadelphia in 1735. With him was a son, maybe Robert also, born in 1731. By the 1760's this family is living in the area of Augusta Co., VA. If anyone is researching this line, please contact me for further information. Thank you,

SPANGLER, WALRAVEN posted by Linda Smith on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for information on Mary Ann Spangler (b. 12-1-1795 d. 4-9-1865) Mary Ann was born in Philadelphia, PA and died in Wilmington, De. Her father was George Spangler of Philadelphia. Mary Ann's probate papers indicate that her grandchildren should receive equal share of the residual from her late father's estate, George Spangler. The probate papers do not indicate when George Spangler died. However, based on my information he must have died prior to 1860 in Philadelphia.
Mary Ann married John J. Walraven, who I believe was born in Delaware and died in either Philadelphia or Delaware. John J. is listed in the Philadelphia census for 1820 as an accountant. He next appears in Wilmington, DE as an owner of a Variety & Trimmings Store on Main Street. John and Mary Ann had 3 children, Eliza Ann, John H. and William C. Walraven. I believe that all the children were born in Philadelphia. Eliza Ann married Robert Fairlamb Walter who died in 1848 while returning from the Mexican American War. Eliza Ann died in January of 1849 in Philadelphia. John J. and Mary Ann were appointed guardians for the orphaned children of Eliza Ann and Robert F. Walter. Those children were Mary Louisa Walter, George Spangler Walter and Susannah Fairlamb Walter. The guardianship order was signed circa 1853 in Philadelphia Co. I recently received an affidavit signed by George Spangler stating that John J. Walraven would be a fit guardian for his grandchildren.
Mary Louisa married a Morrison and then later Thomas Cheney. Susannah Fairlamb Walter married Joseph Whitacre Hand, son of Thomas Hand of Cape May, NJ.
John H. Walraven, Mary Ann and John J.'s surviving son, took over the family business in 1960 and died in 1880s. John H and his family and Mary Ann are buried in the Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery.
If you have any information on this family, I would love to hear from you.

DEHUFF, WAGNER posted by Margie Mugavero on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am searching for the children of Henry DEHUFF and Elizabeth WAGNER who were married in Philadelphia County, Philadelphia on December 20, 1798. Any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated.

BRUNING posted by Debbie Lewis on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Looking for Frederick BRUNING who is listed on Page 80A in the 1850 head-of-household index as living in "Philadelphia County - Philadelphia City Middle Ward," age 16, living with another family whose name was not very legible; possibly either William DUBB or William GUSTINS, family of 10.

CAMPBELL, KENNEDY, WALLACE posted by Barbara A. Shipcott on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for any information on William Lamor Wallace, born in Philadelphia on 6 Jan 1898. He married twice. His second wife was Edna Florence Rickard, born 29 Jan 1911 in Philadelphia. His parents were George Wallace and Mina Jane Kennedy. She was the daughter of John Kennedy and Hannah Campbell. William Lamor Wallace and his mother, Mina Jane (Kennedy) Wallace, lived in Frankford for many years. Mina was active with the Republican Party. She worked at the polls and as a campaign worker. Mina always lied about her age. William was an only child. He was told that his father died when he was 1 year old. I have not been able to locate a birth certificate for William. It is possible that Mina went to New Jersey at the time of Williams' birth. She may have been unwed. I think she had relatives in New Jersey. Would appreciate any information. Thanks.

JOLLY, KATZ, KATZE posted by Jamis Buck on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for information about Michael KATZ (or KATZE) and/or Catherine JOLLY (they were husband and wife). They were both from Philadelphia, Michael being born sometime before 1815 and Catherine sometime before 1819. Does anyone have any information about their parents?

DURST posted by Kathy McDonald on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am researching my gggrandparents, JOHANN PETER DURST and SOPHIA WILD DURST, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1833 from Switzerland. They married in Philadelphia on May 20,1839. I am interested in any information available. Are copies of marriage licenses available for dates that early? What about ships records? Thank you for your help.

CLIFFORD, CLIFFORT, REILLEY posted by E.A. Kirchner on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Mary Clifford (Cliffort) arrived in the port of Philadelphia on June 23, 1841 with her mother, Mary, and a brother, John, age 22, from Liverpool, England (family legend has it that they emigrated from Co. Fermanagh, Ireland). . . .on June 29, 1845, she married John Patrick Reilley at St. Augustine's R.C. Church in Philly. . .John came from Co. Cavan and may have been born anywhere from 1814 to 1821. Three of us (distant cousins) have just found each other through the Internet, and are looking for more information on this family. Can you help us? Join the fun!!

KELLY posted by Thomas L Kelly Jr on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am searching for information about my grandfather Thomas KELLY .He was born approx.1879 and was killed while at work on the railroad in dec. of 1904.He was married to Blanche WHERTLY .They had two boys george KELLY and William KELLY and Blanche was pregnant with my father Thomas L KELLY. I believe they lived in either the Frankford or Kensington section of Phila.Any information on this subject will be appriciated.

KEEFE posted by Karen Mabe on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for information on Nora O'Keefe, born in Philadelphia in 1895. She married William Benton Dearr March 1910. Any information is greatly appreciated.

CLAWGES, KLAGES posted by Pat Clawges on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for info on William Rager CLAWGES/KLAGES, born Phila abt 1821, moved to Burlington NJ.

WIELAND posted by William Lauffer on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

FREDERICK WIELAND - emigrated to Phila from Germany. Resided at 1325 Newkirk st in1894. Applied for citizenship in Orphans Court in 1892 at age 19. b. May 13, 1871 in Ger. d. Aug.23, 1907. Wish info on parents and or port of embarkation for U.S. Hope you can help.

MCATAMENY, MCTAMNEY posted by Lucy McTamney on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

At least two McTamney families arrived in Philly from the town of Lurgan, County Armaugh, Ireland in the 1840-50s. They settled in the Northeast part of the city. Am interested in corresponding with anyone about either branch, we believe of the same family. Will gladly share what I have.

CUMMINGS posted by Carl Cummings on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am searching for any information on Samuel Maxwell Cummings. He came to America to study under Benjamin Franklin from England. He came approximately 1770 and moved to South Carolina in 1800. He or his son Samuel Maxwell Cummings , Jr , attended the University of Pennsylvania and is beleived to have lived in Philadelphia County.

BANCROFT, MATHER, PAYRAN, PYRANS posted by Karen Russell on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Suzetta Pyrans ? (b. 1809, Philadelphia) married Lemuel Bancroft; their son William Mullin Bancroft (b. 1849 in Philadelphia) married Florence May Mather (m. 1872, Philadelphia). Florence May Mather (b.1855 in Philadelphia) was the child of Samuel G. Mather (b. 1828, Philadelphia) and Josephine Fell; they were married in Philadelphia in 1853.

DUTREUILLE, DUTRIEUILLE posted by Florence E. Smith on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am searching for information on Albert and Harry DUTREUILLE or DUTRIEUILLE, believed to be brothers. Albert is known to have been a caterer in Philidelphia in the late 1800's. Harry was a chef on a railroad line about the same time. Father is believed to be Lambert DUTREUILLE.

MERCHANT, POFF posted by Justine Weaver on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for ancestors of GEORGE POFF, SR born Philadelphia, , Pennsylvania abt. 1752. Married ANNA MERCHANT 30 Aug 1772 German Ref Ch, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA moved to Augusta Virginia by January 1773

SCHURR posted by Ruth Stafford Wise on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am interested in the birthplace of Bernard SCHURR who lived in Philadelphia from about 1851 until has death in 1917. He was the father of Henry SCHURR and grand father of Clara (Schurr) Wilkie, Mary Schurr, Florence (Schurr) Stafford, and Alma (Schurr) Skinner. Any information about this family will be appreciated.

MYERS posted by Mary E. Harrigan on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking for family information on Francis J. MYERS, born in Philadelphia about 1900, died 1956. He was both a Rep and Senator from Pa. I have his congressional bio, but it does not say anything about his family: wife, children, grandchildren, etc. Can you help? Thanks very much,

ELTZ posted by Dennis Sutton on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am researching the ELTZ's family. I found Jeremiah ELTZ and family living in Philadelphia in 1900 (U.S. Census). The family resided on Dicks Ave. I know they were living in city at least until 1940. What I need is help in determining the enumeration district of this area for the 1910 and 1920 census. According to the 1900 census, the family resided in ED 1023, Vol 196. Would be most appreciative if anyone out there can identify this area in reference to the 1910/20 census to preclude my having to search through 15+ reel of microfilm. Thanks,

BURK posted by Laurie Burk on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Seeking information on families related to my great-grandfather, Charles David Burk (b. Philadelphia 1856, d. Philadelphia 1916). He married a Louisa Grater, c. 1880's. Son of David Burk (b. Germany, emigrated c. 1850) and Charlotte Reimann(?). Brothers Henry, Alfred E., William, and Louis. In 1900 city directory, Henry's home is listed at 1512 North 15th St., Alfred's home at 950 North Franklin, William's home was in Olney, and Louis's home was at 951 North Franklin; Charles and his family were at 1337 North 8th St. Sisters included Louisa (spinster), Wilhemina (married Pierre Mathieu), and Caroline(?). Henry, Alfred, and Charles were in business together, "Burk Brothers"; William and Louis owned "Burk and Brother", pork packers. Charles had sons: Charles Alfred David (1886-1937 - unmarried?), Edwin Henry (1887-1962 - two marriages, Louisa McKale and Elise Hepburn and at least two children Janet and Edwin Jr.), Frederic Grater (1891-1948, my grandfather, married Mary MCKale, with two sons, Frederic Grater Jr. and John McKale), and daughter Edith (married ?Trainer). Many of the family is buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd. Any info would be appreciated.

NEWHALL posted by Laurie Burk on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Looking for information on Thomas A. Newhall, who purchased property (3 acres+) on Mannheim Street in Germantown from Robert A. and Rebecca Toland in 1848. He was married to Jane Sarah Cushman (b. 1 Apr., 1817), m. 7 June, 1837. They had children Gilbert Henry (b. 1838), Frederick Cushman (b. 1840), Walter Symonds (b. 1841, Harrison Lincoln (b. 1843), George Morgan (b, 1845), Charles Allerton (b. 1847), Daniel Smith (b. 1849), Thomas Albert (b. 1850), Robert Stuart (b. 1852), Arthur Allibone (b./d. 1854), and Lydia Jane (b. 1858). I have the sheepskin deed of this property transaction. The family history on my paternal side is "weak" and cannot come up with the connection between this family and ours. Possible surname connections to Newhall could be Heywood, McKale, Cunningham, Wetherstine (var. spellings on this), Burk, Hyde, Trainer, or Mathieu. Can anyone provide info? Thanks.

BACHTENKIRCHER posted by Mary Lindsted on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Looking for any information on Peter BACHTENKIRCHER b. 1790 in Germany was a school teacher in Philadelphia Co. later moved to Westmoreland Co. d. 1865 PA m Sarah Salome Heil of PA. Would appreciate any help.

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