Erie County, New York

Posted Queries for January 1997



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COATES, CRANDALL, DUNLOP, KEENEY, WAKELEY posted by Ron Crandall on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

I am trying to locate information on the father of George Washington CRANDALL born 19 January, 1815 in Pompey, Onondaga Co. NY and later moved with his family to Wales, Erie Co. NY. He is listed as Noah CRANDALL and married to either a Sarah COATES (in 1813) or to a Mary WAKELEY. The information I have indicates Noah was born either in 1796 to a Chester CRANDALL and a Ms. DUNLOP; or 1774 (Dutchess Co., NY) to Jeremiah CRANDALL and Freelove KEENEY CRANDALL.

CARTER posted by Douglas B. LaFleur on Friday, January 3, 1997

Am looking for any siblings to Lucinda CARTER, born Feb.14, 1846, in Buffalo NY. An obit on her says she moved to Ohio when a young girl after the death of her father and, so I would imagine he died in NY, 185?. Might there be a record on him too. We have no name or information.

HILFINGER posted by Martin Hilfinger on Monday, January 6, 1997

Looking any information on Martin HILFINGER. We are looking for the M. HILFINGER born in 1811 in Germany. Interested in year of immigration to the U.S.A. from Germany.

BENZEL, STECK, WOLFF posted by Alex E. Humber on Wednesday, January 8, 1997

Looking for information on the BENZEL family. They lived in and around the Buffalo area. Daniel BENZEL b. 1840 in Germany married Dora b. 1841 in Germany. Their children were: Conrad b. 1863 in Baltimore, MD (d. around age 26), George b. 1868, Charles b. 1875, and Albert b. 1879. Conrad married Catherine STECK b. Feb 1865 in NY. After Conrad's death she married a Peter BENZEL (may have been related to Conrad, possibly a brother). Conrad and Catherine's children were Cortland Conrad BENZEL b. Jun 1886 and Frank b. Nov 1887. Peter and Catherine's children were: Sahara b. Dec 1890, Jenny b. Oct 1892, and Elmer b. 1896. Cortland Conrad BENZEL (my maternal great-grandfather) married Florence Klien b. 1893 in NY. Their children were: Norman, Marian, Norma, Shirley, Melvin, Leroy, Cortland Jr., and my grandmother Violet (Dorothy) Lucile BENZEL b. May 8, 1913. Vilolet (Dorothy) married Clarence Frederick WOLFF b. Mar 21, 1895 in NY, d. Nov 22, 1989. They had three children: Marilyn Mae (my mother) b. Jun 21, 1933, Ronald b. Dec 6, Claudia b. Nov 4. I think most of the family lived and died in the Buffalo area. Any information would be helpful.

BENZEL, KLIEN posted by Alex E. Humber on Wednesday, January 8, 1997

Looking for information on Florence KLIEN b. 1893 in NY. She married Cortland Conrad BENZEL b. 1886 in NY. They had nine children: Norman, Marian, Norma, Shirley, Melvin, Leroy, Cortland Jr. and Violet (Dorothy) Lucile b. May 8, 1913. The family lived in and around the Buffalo area. Any related information would be helpful.

NEIHOUS, WOLF posted by Alex E. Humber on Wednesday, January 8, 1997

Looking for information on Mary Elizabeth Neihous b. in Germany, d. 1918 in NY. She married Joseph H. WOLF b. Germany, d. 1902 in NY. They had nine children: Joseph H. Wolf b. Dec 3, 1870, d. Nov 19, 1944 (my maternal great-grandfather), his twin Frank b. Dec 3, 1870, Minnie, Elizabeth, Edward, Charles, Sophie, William, and John. The family lived in the East Aurora and Buffalo area. Any information on the Neihous family would be helpful.

BENZEL, STECK posted by Alex E. Humber on Wednesday, January 8, 1997

Looking for information on Catherine STECK b. Feb 1865 in NY. She married Conrad BENZEL b. 1863 in Baltimore, MD. They had two children: Cortland Conrad b. Jun 1886, and Frank b. Nov 1887. After Conrad's death (at approx. age 26) she remarried a Peter BENZEL. He may have been related to Conrad (possibly a brother). Peter and Catherine had three children: Sahara b. Dec 1890, Jenny b. Oct 1892, and Elmer b. Nov 1896. Any information would be helpful.

DEVENING posted by Jane Brumitt on Thursday, January 9, 1997

Since I live in Indiana I have no access to Erie county and Buffalo records. I would be willing to help someone if they need help with material from Indiana. My question concerns the DEVENING family which lived in Buffalo during 1840's and maybe into 1870. The original patriarch was Daniel DEVENING, Sr. and son, Daniel DEVENING, Jr. I have found both of them in the 1840 census records. Daniel, Jr. is in the 1850 census records with his wife and family. I have also found Daniel, Jr. in old city directories. He was doctor, I think a dentist rather than medical. His son, William, served in the Civil War. I am particularly interested in know if either Daniel, Sr. or Daniel, Jr. were naturalized. Such information would be helpful in connecting them with the DEVENING family in Indiana. Thank you for you help. I will be happy to help someone from my end.

CHILCOTT posted by Shane Roberts on Friday, January 10, 1997

Seek any information whatsoever about CHILCOTTS originally from area near Hamburg, NY., who settled in Lycoming Co., PA., circa 1805.

DOWNS, LASHBROOK, LUSH, MANZER, NOAH, THOMPSON posted by Jeannine Stallings on Friday, January 10, 1997

Hiram and Hannah Jane (THOMPSON) LUSH were the parents of 8 children, 7 of whom were born in Erie co. They were Louisa (NOAH LASHBROOK) b.1831; Achsah (Mortimer DOWNS) b. 1833; Augustus Eugene LUSH B. 1834; George Washington LUSH b. 1837; Hannah Amelia (L.M.MANZER) LUSH b.abt 1839; Leonidas Lyman LUSH b. 1841; Lucius Lysander LUSH b. 1843; and Oscar T. LUSH b. 1845. Who were Hyrum's parents and what is the nationality of this family?

GUNTHER, HERB, SHEAR posted by Bruce A. Herb on Saturday, January 11, 1997

Interested in information regarding Joseph Adam HERB believed to be born 12/1900 Mothers maiden name believed to be Katherine GUNTHER. May have lived in town of Cheektowaga. Have found some connection to Binghamton New York by way of family named SHEAR. Joseph HERB was my father and he died in Sept of 1960. Unfortunately I know little of his past. Other information that I have but can not be verified is as follows. May have lived near the Mayor of Buffalo, had brothers(one possibly Arther) had sister named Katherine, could have been adopted. Any information or reference would be greatly appreciated.

DUNHAM, HAMMOND posted by J. A. Young on Monday, January 13, 1997

Seeking any information or confirmation concerning Sydney or Sidney A. DUNHAM, b 1858 NY or PA or maybe Abt 1864 Webster NY. Middle name might have been Algernon. Married 1890 to Edna May HAMMOND, b 1868 PA. Had 3 children: Julia E. b 1892 NY, Sarah? Louise b 1894 NY, Sydney HAMMOND b 1898 NY.

BREWER, STEWART, SUITOR posted by Robert Foran on Tuesday, January 14, 1997

I would like to research the parents of Curtis Abel BREWER (married to Eliza SUITOR about 1869) of Marilla, Erie, NY. His father was David BREWER and mother was Lucretia STEWART. Thanks.

BREWER, STEWART posted by Robert Foran on Tuesday, January 14, 1997

I would be most grateful for any information about David BREWER b 6 July 1798 in Augusta, Oneida Co., NY and Lucretia STEWART b 15 Sept 1800 in same. They were married on 25 Dec 1821. David d 2 Sept 1858 and Lucretia d 27 June 1872. Their children were: Edwin, Cynthia, Charles, Sarah, Electa, Nancy, Ruth, Oliver, Lydia and Curtis Abel - all born in Augusta except Curtis who was b in Wales (Marilla), Erie Co. Thanks.

CALKINS, CLARK posted by Liz Burdick on Tuesday, January 14, 1997

Searching descendants of Richard CALKINS and Susan (CLARK). They may have died in Erie Co., Richard about 1857. Richard was b. about 1788 in VT, Susan about 1799 in Wyoming Co., NY. I am particularly interested in their son Arden who went to WI about 1845.

BEHRINGER, BUCZKOWSKI, SMORCH posted by Jill Olmack on Wednesday, January 15, 1997

Looking for information on a Betty BEHRINGER, maiden name is SMORCH. Betty's given name is was either Cecilia or Martha and she was born in Alpena, Alpena Co, Michigan in either 1898 or 1900. Her parents names are John SMORCH and Frances BUCZKOWSKI. She is listed in her sister's 1949 obit as Mrs. Betty BEHRINGER of Buffalo. Thanks.

BREIDENSTEIN posted by Patrick Jonas on Thursday, January 16, 1997

Looking for relatives of Peter BREIDENSTEIN (b Feb 1840 Germany) and moved to US in 1882 with wife Mary (b June 1840 Germany).

MANGAN, MULHURN posted by Patrick Jonas on Thursday, January 16, 1997

Looking for ancestors of Patrick MANGAN (b 1852) Ireland and came to the US in 1875. Married Rosanna MULHURN from Bangor Maine.

CALKINS, COOK, CROOK, DAVIS, DICKERMAN, DUSTIN, FARRINGTON, GOULD, PERRY, ROGERS posted by Dorothy Cook Burt on Saturday, January 18, 1997

Looking for descendants of Jacob FARRINGTON (1770-1842) and Hannah DICKERMAN (1772-1845) came to Holland Twp in 1812 to Vermont Hill area, both buried in Holland, Erie Co., NY. Their children are: Ebenezer (1794-1863, bur. in Holland) married Lydia DAVIS; Betsy (1795- ) married Amos GOULD; Sally (1797-bef. 1840) married John DUSTIN; Rebecca (1799-1834, bur. E. Aurora, Erie Co., NY) married Jonathan COOK (1794-1841) looking for this family; Hannah (1801- ) married Ira CROOK; Jacob (1804-44, bur. Holland) married Diana DAVIS; Lewis (1806-99, bur, Holland) married Hannah CALKINS; Permilia (1807- ) married Elijah CROOK then Aaron ROGERS; Samuel D (1809- ) married Sarah PERRY; and Ezra (1811- ) married Minerva CALKINS.

REDFIELD posted by Barbara Rentenbach on Monday, January 20, 1997

I am looking for Charles Allen REDFIELD, living in North Boston, Erie Co, NY about 1855. Married S. Fuller. Does anyone have or is there a printed index for 1860 for Erie Co? Thanks.

BROWN, MARSH posted by Don Marsh on Wednesday, January 22, 1997

Seeking information on Samuel and Phoebe (BROWN) MARSH who settled in Shimerville? area c.1821. Lived in and around Clarence Center from 1822-1852 when they moved to Battle Creek Michigan area. Samuel'S 1874 death certificate gives his parents as Samuel & Mary MARSH "of New York." Mother believed to be buried at Lisbon, Otsego, New York. Am interested in contact with anyone researching MARSH/BROWN families of Niagara/Erie counties.

REILLY, RILEY, SCHMIDT posted by Andrew on Wednesday, January 22, 1997

RILEY or REILLY, SCHMIDT: I am looking for information about my g-g grandmother Mary Ann RILEY b: Nov. 1851 in Buffalo. Her parents are John G. RILEY and Margaret SCHMIDT. John was born in Ontario?, Canada circa 1820. Margaret was born in Germany or France circa 1825 and probably died in Buffalo in 1860-65. John then remarried to an Almira where I lost him after the 1880 census. I would appreciate any help regarding the origins or the parents of John G. and Margaret RILEY (SCHMIDT) and would be happy to share any information I have. Siblings of Mary Ann: Harlow, Eliza, Silas Wright, Amelia, Dewitt, William.

BLIZNIAK, MILEN posted by Cyndy Bates on Thursday, January 23, 1997

Great-Granddaughter of Ludwick and Sophia (MILEN) BLIZNIAK of Buffalo wishes to contact other BLIZNIAK descendants. I'm a granddaughter of Joseph Lewis BLIZNIAK wanting to touch base with my Polish roots. I'd love to hear from you, cousin!

CRILL, EGGLESTON posted by Michael Egleston on Thursday, January 23, 1997

I'm interested in the family of my ggg-grandmother, Sarah CRILL, 1818-1903, of Lancaster, NY. She married Willis EGGLESTON, son of Alanson EGGLESTON, and later settled in northern Illinois. Family oral history has it that she was an Indian child adopted by the CRILL family.

EGGLESTON posted by Michael Egleston on Thursday, January 23, 1997

I am interested in information on my gggg-grandfather, Alanson EGGLESTON and his family. Alanson is shown in records as having been the first purchaser of land in 1803 of what is now Lancaster, NY. I believe that he came from the Berkshire area of Massachusetts and would like to confirm this.

BABCOCK, THURBER posted by Christine B. Payne on Friday, January 24, 1997

Seeking information re: Hosea BABCOCK who lived in Concord, Erie Co., in 1840: He married Nancy THURBER there about 1830: Was his father Judah S. BABCOCK, who lived in town of Eden and Boston, NY; Census says Hosea born Mass; Death record says birth 1791; Hosea seems to have been in Concord until 1847 when he migrated to Wisconsin: Hosea and Nancy had the following children, all born in Concord, Erie Co.: Wilbur BABCOCK,b. 1832; Rhoda, b 1833; James, b 1836; Hosea, b. 1838, Rufus, b 1842, Mary b 1844, Simeon, b. 1946. Am searching for Will of Judah, Marriage of Hosea, any land records or any information! Thank you.

JOHNSON, JONES, PRATT, THURSTON posted by Mickie Parr on Wednesday, January 29, 1997

Thomas JOHNSON b about 1795 Herkimer Co., NY m Sarah THURSTON b RI, daughter Mary JOHNSON b 1820 m 16 Sep 1840 Sumner Ely PRATT b 1814 NY son of Ebenezer and Mercy Amy Ann (JONES) PRATT, they resided Erie Co., NY then to IL 1842.

COLVIN, SULLIVAN posted by Lynn Sager Wong on Wednesday, January 29, 1997

Looking for relatives of Patrick SULLIVAN, who emigrated from Ireland (presumed from County Cork) to USA around 1860. He was 5 years old at the time. He and his family settled in Buffalo, NY. From the 1905 Census of the State of NY, Patrick was 50, married to Mary (46), and had children Mary E. (24), John G. (23), Thomas (20), Nellie (18), George G. (14), and Robert (8). Nellie's real name was Ella Eugenie SULLIVAN, and she was my maternal grandmother. She married Raymond Joseph COLVIN and had four children: Ruth Rita, Raymond Julius, Virginia Marie (my mother), and John Kenneth.

CHAVANNE posted by Gene Chavanne on Friday, January 31, 1997

I am looking for any information on my grandfather, F. Joseph CHAVANNE, born 12/18/1867 or there about, died on 8/12/1948 in West Seneca, NY. His father was Joseph CHAVANNE who was born in Belfast, France. about 1936.

HAVENS, PHILLIPS posted by Sylvia Havens on Friday, January 31, 1997

Peolin P. HAVENS and Betsey A. PHILLIPS were married in Erie County, New York. The children born to them were Luther, Harriet, Forrester, Livonia and Albert. Peolin was a blacksmith. Peolin came to Evans, Erie County, in 1835 and left on 1847. Any information will be appreciated.

KIMBALL, KIMBLE posted by Debbie Stelmach on Friday, January 31, 1997

I am interested in contacting anyone who is researching the KIMBALL/KIMBLE families in Western NY especially Erie, Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus Counties. My own lines are from the Towns of Brant, North Collins, and Collins from the early 1800's - specifically James R KIMBALL. I'm willing to share what I have.

TABER, TABOR posted by Debbie Stelmach on Friday, January 31, 1997

I am interested in contacting anyone who is researching the TABER/TABOR families in Western NY especially Erie, Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus Counties. My own lines are from the Towns of Brant, North Collins, and Collins from the early 1830's. I'm willing to share what I have.


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