Erie County, New York

Posted Queries for February 1997

DINWOODIE posted by Jan Griffeth on Saturday, February 1, 1997

Interested in information on John and Margaret DINWOODIE who lived in Lancaster, Erie Co., NY, during the 1850 Census.

KELECHKA, PAPKE, SITTENHERLM posted by Sheila Strickland on Saturday, February 1, 1997

Adeline KELECHKA married 1st Adolph PAPKE. Their children born in Buffalo, NY. William b 1874, Susan b 1876 Kate b 1880 Edward Adolph b 1884 Adeline b 1887 Lizzie b 1890. Adeline married 2nd Christ SITTENHERLM who had 2 sons Christ b 1885 and John b 1887. Resided in Buffalo in 1900 census. What became of them ? Adeline & Christ probably died before 1920 census. Where are they buried ?

FRANK, HELMBRICHT, LOBLOW, PAPKE, RAHERNSON, STYN, ZIMPFER posted by Sheila Strickland on Saturday, February 1, 1997

Ottilia PAPKE arrived in NY on 5 Aug 1872 at the age of 4 months. Where in Prussia/Germany did she come from? She married August STYN in 1889 and they had 11 children born in Buffalo, NY. Their daughters: Mary married 1st Jacob HELMBRICHT, married 2nd William RAHERNSON. Helen married? LOBLOW. Elizabeth married ? FRANK. Anna married ? ZIMPFER. Sons were John, George, Edward & Woodrow STYN.

BATES posted by Janet Lindh-Loftus on Sunday, February 2, 1997

I am looking for information on George BATES. He was born in 1866 reportedly in the Buffalo area. He moved and settled in Chemung Co. Someone in his family reported owned a hotel in the Buffalo area. They kept a parrot and monkey in the lobby. Thanks.

PIETRZYKOWSKI posted by Kenneth Patrick on Sunday, February 2, 1997

PIETRZYKOWSKI, Joseph Walter, Polish descent, became a naturalized citizen in March of 1927. His listed place of birth is Rusland. I am trying to find his place of birth.

HACK posted by George Barney Greenwood on Thursday, February 6, 1997

HACK, John Thomas b- Mar 1849 in Erie County. later removed to Pa., Mich. and California. Anything?

MILLS posted by George Barney Greenwood on Thursday, February 6, 1997

MILLS, Thomas, b- 1824 in Erie County later removed to Cattaraugus(?) and then to Delaware County.

CIELANO, VACANTI posted by N. Rice on Thursday, February 6, 1997

Looking for information on VACANTI lived near Buffalo in Farnham, Erie County in the early 1900's. Maiden name believed to be CIELANO. No first names known at this time - just Grandma and Grandpa.

HOWARD, ZARN posted by Barbara Szalanski on Friday, February 7, 1997

Wish to find information on descendants of Wilhelmina (ZARN) HOWARD b.28 April 1872, Walkerton, ON. Son Elmer HOWARD worked on canal from Buffalo to N.Y. during 1930's. Address in 1931 was 105 Alcott St. Lockport, N.Y. Wilhelmina (Minnie) had worked for a widower in Burt,NY. in 1927.

RATHBONE, RATHBUN posted by Robert Rathbun on Friday, February 7, 1997

I will help with research on the family of RATHBONE/RATHBUN. Many were in the county. Would like to exchange information.

POLCHLOPEK, SMITH posted by Karen Gallagher on Saturday, February 8, 1997

Looking for relatives of Stanislaus POLCHLOPEK. Name was changed to Stanley SMITH. Grandfather was Felix SMITH. His parents came in through NYC.

BUCHHOLZ posted by J. Schwendler on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

Looking to research Charles BUCHHOLZ, d. late 1980s under age 40. Parents from Lackawanna or Cheektowaga areas. His mother Helen died within last three years, in her seventies I believe. Suggestions on resources and addresses welcome. Thanks.

STAGE posted by Nancy Sampson on Thursday, February 13, 1997

Looking for information on surname. Akron, Newstead, Alden, Bloomfield and Stafford (Genesee Co.) James, Peter, Ransom, Nathan etc.

LIND posted by Marylynn Adamski on Sunday, February 16, 1997

I'm looking for any information about Oscar LIND he lived in Buffalo N.Y. from 1920 until his death. He had a daughter Lavina LIND. His last wife was Theadora LIND.

CHAPMAN, STRICKER posted by Karen Mosier on Sunday, February 16, 1997

Mary K. STRICKER was born about 1866 in Buffalo, NY. According to the 1920 Census, both of her parents were born in Germany. She married Charles L. CHAPMAN of Chautauqua County, NY in the early 1900's. I am seeking information about Mary and her parents.

AUSTIN, JENKS, TAYLOR, WARREN posted by Brad Goff on Sunday, February 16, 1997

I am searching for any information on the ancestors and descendants of Darius TAYLOR and Hulda (JENKS or WARREN). I believe they were m: about 1835 in Erie or Essex County, NY. Hulda may have been previously married to a Mr. JENKS. Darius d: 5 Feb. 1885, Hulda d: 9 March 1886. Both died in Georgetown, Madison NY. Darius served in the army in 1838 during the Patriot War. He enlisted in the Buffalo, NY area. In 1840 the family was living in Eaton, Madison Co., NY. Children include Nathan J. Taylor b: 16 Sep. 1836 m: Lucinda ?, Elisha Warren TAYLOR, b: 18 Sep. 1840 in Eaton, m: Maria Avis AUSTIN, They may have had a daughter, Debora or Deloras b: about 1854. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

KELLY posted by Liz Bravick on Monday, February 17, 1997

KELLY, am searching for information on James and Mary KELLY, who lived in Bergen. They had 7 children. He was a farmer and a stock breeder. Son J. George KELLY graduated from medical school in Buffalo in 1884. One brother was a judge in Buffalo. Only known names of siblings are: Thomas, Frank and William. Am looking for information on James and Mary, believed to have come from Ireland during the famine. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

COBB posted by Suzan Kaye on Tuesday, February 18, 1997

Looking for information about my natural father, Clayton Gerald COBB, born around 1922, who lived in Buffalo area in early 1950's. He was in the Air Force in WWII; was reportedly very artistic. Father's name may have been Albert. This is all I have to go on, so would greatly appreciate any and all help you can provide!

HARRIS, PITTS posted by Greg Wickenburg on Wednesday, February 19, 1997

I found a ref. that my Asa HARRIS died in Erie County about 1807. Grave stone at Harris Hill. Trying to confirm a son Daniel. Asa wife might be Lydia PITTS. Asa born 1762, CT.

HOURY, HOWRY, JAKY, YOCKEY posted by Barbara Yockey on Thursday, February 20, 1997

Looking for information on Philip YOCKEY and Sallie (Madelin Salone) HOWRY. Names were changed from JAKY and HOURY. They lived in the Buffalo area from approx. 1845 to 1865. They came over by boat together and married in approx. 1846. They were German, but had been born in Alsace Lorraine (Phillipsbourg, Moselle, France) They later moved to Saginaw Michigan.

MCARTHUR, WOODWARD posted by Carl McArthur on Thursday, February 20, 1997

Looking for information on the parents of Alexander MCARTHUR. Alexander was born in Buffalo, NY on Oct. 25, 1820. We believe his father's name was Donald MCARTHUR and mother's maiden name was Mary WOODWARD. They may have moved to Buffalo from Canada. Any information would be very helpful.

COLLINS posted by David Cornell on Friday, February 21, 1997

Seeking information on James COLLINS and his wife, Ellen or Helen, who lived in Buffalo circa 1889. They are said to have immigrated from County Claire, Ireland. They baptized several children at St. Brigid's church in the mid to late 1880's. Need to know dates of death for James and Ellen and where buried (I've tried the Holy Cross Cemetery daily records.)

CLEARY, DOUGHERTY posted by Thomas J Dougherty on Friday, February 21, 1997

Attempting to find father of Joseph A. DOUGHERTY who was born about 1906 in Erie county. Mother of Joseph was Theresa CLEARY. Her husband's name was probably John DOUGHERTY, father of Joseph.

ALLEN, PIERCE posted by Dave Allen on Saturday, February 22, 1997

ALLEN, Lavergne Philander, b; 17 Mar 1879, m: to Edith Winifred PIERCE, 14 Sep 1901, d: 1 Dec 1965 Lived on Auburn Avenue, Buffalo. He was 4th Battalion Fire Chief. His wedding was delayed because of the assassination of Pres. McKinley. Any verification, newspaper clippings, etc., would be appreciated.

BLIGHTON, BLITON, BLYTON posted by Anna Blyton on Saturday, February 22, 1997

I am looking for any information on Russell BLIGHTON and his wife Rebecca, brother Hiram BLIGHTON or mother Elinor BLIGHTON that live in Erie County when the 1840 census was taken. I believe Russell died in Erie County before 1850. Would like to hear from anyone working on these lines.

LOCKE posted by Jerry Harrison on Saturday, February 22, 1997

William Cullen LOCKE, age 40, resided in the 2nd Ward of Buffalo at the time of the 1860 U. S. Census. With him were daughters Lydia, 14, Minerva (Minnie), 9, Bella, 7, and son William, 5. What happened to this family after 1860? Thanks in advance.

AVERS, TREMS posted by Wanda Deitemeyer on Sunday, February 23, 1997

Looking for John AVERS and his wife, Engeline TREMS who were born in Germany about 1805. They moved to Buffalo, New York prior to 1834 and at least 2 children were born there. Maria Elisabeth Avers was born 12 Dec 1834 and John Henry Harmon Avers was born 4 Dec 1848 in Buffalo, New York. The family settled in Sandusky Co., Ohio in the mid 1850's.

IRISH posted by Jerry McClure on Sunday, February 23, 1997

Searching for parents/ancestors or information on Joe Frank IRISH who was born around 1890 in the Buffalo area.

FIEGL, KLEIN posted by Kathryn Klein Voge on Sunday, February 23, 1997

Looking for any information on George KLEIN father of Phillip Klein. Phillip Klein was born about 1865. Phillip KLEIN married Katherine FIEGL and had five children MaryAnne, Georgianna, Joanna, Bernadette and Leo John KLEIN (my father).

MULLEN, RAY posted by Glenna Mullen on Sunday, February 23, 1997

Any information needed on parents of Theodore Norton MULLEN, born February 27, 1902. Father was Joseph Bernard MULLEN. Mother was Gratia/Gracia RAY. She may have been a school teacher. He was ca. 38 in 1902; and she was about 28 in 1902. Thank you for any help.

MESSINGER, PHIPPS, WERTERBERGER posted by Stephanie Walker on Monday, February 24, 1997

Want information about the descendants of Milton P. MESSINGER, son of James G. and Ann Elizabeth PHIPPS MESSINGER, b.1868 in Peterboro, Madison Co., N.Y.. He died after 1918, and was living in Oakfield, Erie Co., N.Y. He was a Physician, graduate of Buffalo Medical College. Before living in Oakfield he may have lived in a town called Savaruville (sp?), Erie Co., N.Y. He m. before 1898 to Julia WERTERBERGER. He had daughters Edith, and Ruth, and sons John and Harold. Would like to know more about this family, and if you are a descendant, I have information about your PHIPPS ancestors.

RICHARDSON, RINCEN posted by John Richardson on Monday, February 24, 1997

Seeking information on N.L.RINCEN, who married Leonora RICHARDSON born 22 July 1856 of Carroll Co., Oh. and moved to Buffalo, Erie Co., New York. It is believed that they had two daughters.

COSBY, STOCKWELL posted by Mrs. Jo Raye Stockwell Tillou John on Monday, February 24, 1997

Raymond STOCKWELL, birth? Married to Carolyn COSBY, date? Died? Early to mid 1920's, occupation, medical doctor; last residence, East Aurora.

HAY, KINNEY, PRESTON posted by Nancy Havill Wortman on Wednesday, February 26, 1997

I am looking for Henry Newell PRESTON who m. Loisa B.? They had a son Henry N. PRESTON Jr. b. 1838 who m. (1) Carrie HAY, and (2) Adelle KINNEY. Any Information on PRESTON and KINNEY families would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

BROWN, GRAVES posted by Helen Graves on Friday, February 28, 1997

Who were the parents of Martha BROWN b. 1801 in Rhode Island? She arrived in Erie Co. NY c. 1818 prob. with her parents. She married Erastus GRAVES in Sardinia, Erie Co. NY in 1820. Their first child was Joseph Franklin GRAVES b. 8 Oct 1821. At least 10 men with the last name BROWN bought land in Erie Co. between 1815-1819.

LAPP, SNEARLY posted by Steven Jay Lapp on Friday, February 28, 1997

LAPP, Jacob S. of Clarence, Erie Co. NY and wife Mary SNEARLY are my ancestors. Jacob S. LAPP was born in Hopewell, Ontario Co. NY on Nov.14, 1829 and was married to Mary SNEARLY on Nov 17, 1853 in Clarence, NY. I am seeking others connected to these Mennonite families. Also, his obituary states, "Mr. LAPP served during the war of the Rebellion in Co. K, First Regiment of Frontier Cavalry." Is this a NY Regiment, and is this the full and proper name of the regiment? I am interested in the history of this Regiment and Company during the Civil War. I have substantial LAPP information.

LAUX posted by Kathy Laux on Friday, February 28, 1997

Searching for marriage and death information of John LAUX, born 1834 in Luxembourg or Prussia and came to this country in approximately 1850 with his 3 brothers, Michel, John Peter, and John C. LAUX. We have been able to trace the other 3 brothers and we know that they all lived for awhile in Erie Co. and were affiliated with St. Martins German Catholic Church of Langford. Any help would be appreciated.

RAUENZAHNER, SEIFERT posted by Maureen Higgins Seifert on Friday, February 28, 1997

Looking for SEIFERT or RAUENZAHNER families and relations from Hessen Darmstadt, Germany. First settled in the Black Rock Section of Buffalo. Then moved to the Pendleton area, near Millersport, NY. circa late 1800s to now. Elizabeth RAUENZAHNER and Conrad George SEIFERT both from Hesse Darmstadt, Germany. Any information of either families would be appreciated.

Return to Erie County NYGenWeb Table of Contents

View ...

For questions about this page contact Dee Pavey at

Thanks to Patty Lindsay for CCHELPER