Erie County, New York

Posted Queries for April 1997



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HANNA, WHITE posted by Dr. Greg Pierce on Tuesday, April 1, 1997

My mother had a missing uncle Frank Septimus HANNA married in Buffalo in 1910 (not sure about the date)...I think his wife's last name was WHITE, but this could be wrong. I know this is not much to go on, but any help, or reference would be greatly appreciated....I really don't know where else to go. Many Thanks.

FREEMAN, WILLIAMS posted by Joe Garrett on Friday, April 4, 1997

Am trying to confirm LDS information regarding critical link in my lineage. Isaac FREEMAN, b. 1835 Orangeville, Wyoming, NY, Married April 1858 Elma, Erie County, to Permelia WILLIAMS, b. Oct 1838 Elma, Erie County. First child Loretta FREEMAN b. Nov 1859 Elma, Erie County. Am sending for vital records to Elma clerk today. Help will be appreciated.

CLARK, TRIPP posted by Michael Disorbo on Saturday, April 5, 1997

I am looking for any information on the family of Noah and Anna CLARK TRIPP. Noah settled in North Collins, NY around 1812. They are both buried in the Hicksite Burial Ground in North Collins, NY. Anna's father was Moses CLARK of Hamburg, New York. Any information on these families would be appreciated.

FINK, ROBINSON, STONEFIELD posted by Rob Robinson on Sunday, April 6, 1997

I am looking for information on any information on Elizabeth STONEFIELD. She was the mother of Wilma FINK ROBINSON. She was first married to William F. (?) and was second married to Emen ROBINSON.

HORVATH, VARGA posted by Beth Mulac on Sunday, April 6, 1997

I am for information on the George VARGA family who lived in Wanakah, Erie Co. after 1920. George VARGA and wife, Teresa HORVATH, were both born in Hungary. Their children included: George, Anthony (born 1908), Mary, Louis, Anna, Rose, & John. I do not know if the children were born in Hungary or America. I would very much like to contact anyone familiar with this family. Thank you.

JONES, MULFORD, ROOP posted by Bill Kana on Sunday, April 6, 1997

Seeking information Miles JONES, born 1804 Barkhamsted, CT. Died 1869, Buffalo, NY. Buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY. Married Elizabeth ROOP, Their daughter Sarah married Lafayette MULFORD they are my wife's great grandparents. I will be in the Buffalo area in late May/97.

HORVATH, VARGA posted by Beth Mulac on Sunday, April 6, 1997

I am for information on the George VARGA family who lived in Lackawanna, Erie Co. after 1920. George VARGA and wife, Teresa HORVATH, were both born in Hungary. Their children included: George, Anthony (born 1908), Mary, Louis, Anna, Rose, & John. I do not know if the children were born in Hungary or America. I would very much like to contact anyone familiar with this family. Thank you.

HASKELL, RIDDELL, RIDDLE posted by B. Fleischer on Sunday, April 6, 1997

Seeking information on Benjamin (Bennie) Allan RIDDELL (RIDDLE). He was born 15 Mar 1888 in either Kiowa, OK or KY. Want information. on marriage approx. 1912 or 1913 to Lily HASKELL in Buffalo, NY. Need to verify that he was in the infantry and stationed at Fort Niagara, Youngstown, NY. Any information regarding his parents would be greatly appreciated. He was my grandfather. Name before military may have been spelled RIDDLE but after military was RIDDELL. He and Lily lived in Youngstown, Niagara County sometime after their marriage. They had two children, Bennison Haskell and Mary Allene RIDDELL.

ROBINSON posted by Rob Robinson on Sunday, April 6, 1997

I am looking for information on Edgar and Harry ROBINSON brothers of Walter ROBINSON. They lived in Silver Creek in 1964 when Walter died.

DREWER, REGENHARDT posted by Jamie Hunter on Tuesday, April 8, 1997

I am interested in finding the first name of the wife of William DREWER. They lived in Buffalo in 1895. She was born in Germany. Her maiden name is REGENHARDT. She is the sister of Fred REGENHARDT of Niagara Falls. She is one of four siblings who came here from Germany. I have information on the others and am looking forward to finding Mrs. William Drewer's descendants to share it with! Thank You!

CONNICK, MCDONALD posted by Gail Campbell on Tuesday, April 8, 1997

Looking for any information on George Henry MCDONALD b. Jul 1842. Married Elizabeth B. CONNICK about 1866. They later lived in Chicago, IL. George Henry died in San Diego in 1930.

DREWER, REGENHARDT posted by Jamie Hunter on Tuesday, April 8, 1997

I am interested in finding the first name of William DREWER'S wife. They lived in Buffalo in 1895. She was born in Germany. Her maiden name is REGENHARDT. She is the sister of Fred REGENHARDT of Niagara Falls. She is one of four siblings who came here from Germany. I have information on the others and am looking forward to finding Mrs. William DREWER'S descendants to share it with! Thank You!

HOWLAND, SMITH, TREVETT posted by Grisha Stewart on Tuesday, April 8, 1997

Helen SMITH (3/22/1839 - 3/10/1920 in Orchard Park), wife of Albertus TREVETT, children Albert TREVETT, Frank TREVETT, and Ada TREVETT, who married Alfred TREVETT. Helen's father was Dr. Elisha SMITH and her mother was Betsy HOWLAND. I would like to know where she was born and any pertinent information about her children, especially Ada, and her mother.

BAKER, BUCK, DRIESBACH, FLICK, HERSHEY, KAUFFMAN, MARIA, SMITH, WELTY posted by Nancy Sibley Yeager on Wednesday, April 9, 1997

Peter HERSHEY born 1763 Lancaster Pa, Died June 1819, Williamsville Pa. Buried Williamsville. He married MARIA KAUFFMAN she died Sept. 1840, buried Williamsville CM. Children all Born Pa., Barbara K. HERSHEY; Catherine Hershey born 24 Nov 1788 died 19 March 1837, buried Williamsville Cm married Jacob WELTY; Nancy HERSHEY married Benjamin BAKER; Joseph HERSHEY married Magdalena FLICK; Peter HERSHEY married Catherine DRIESBACH buried Williamsville CM. Polly HERSHEY married George BUCK; Isaac HERSHEY married Ann DRIESBACH, Buried Clarence Cm; Elizabeth HERSHEY married Gideon SMITH buried Williamsville CM; Susanna HERSHEY married Jonathan DRIESBACH buried Williamsville CM; Fanny HERSHEY buried Williamsville CM Does anyone know this family? Thanks.

BROWNSTEADER, GARDNER posted by Shirley Gorman on Saturday, April 12, 1997

Looking for another who is working On BROWNSTEADER, J. on 1860 Erie Co. census in Amherst. age 47 born in Germany with M.-female 46; Mike 18; J.-male 16; and Mary 14 all born in Germany. I know both Mike and J.(Jacob) went to Michigan and are on the 1880 Isabella Co. Census in Michigan. Michael married a Caroline GARDNER born New York about 1849, probably Erie Co. They had 9 kids born in Michigan.

HART posted by Sherry on Saturday, April 12, 1997

Seeking information on a man by the name of HART who may have worked at the Bell Aircraft Munitions plant in Buffalo or North Tonawanda during World War II.

GARDNER posted by Shirley Gorman on Saturday, April 12, 1997

Wanting to contact others working on the GARDNER surname in Erie Co. They arrived in Erie Co. from Germany about 1847. GARDNER, Charles (Carl)and Lena (Magdalena)and family moved to Michigan between 1860 and 1870. They had these children I know of Charles; Katherine; Caroline; George; and four more born in Michigan. Willing to share all information that I have. Thanks.

HORN, KLEPSER posted by Dottie Wood on Sunday, April 13, 1997

Seek descendants of John KLEPSER, b. 1795 in Germany, m. ca. 1837 to Rachel --?--. Came to America prior to birth of first child, Jacob in 1838, in Erie Co. NY. 8 more children all born in N.Y., Erie Co. Names Christene 1840, Catherine 1840, John, 1842, George 1845, Henry 1847, Frederika "Rica" 1849, Fritz 1851, and Rachel 1856. "Rica" married Albert HORN, Erie Co. ca 1868, in Buffalo. Appreciate any contact with KLEPSER descendants. Thanks.

CLEMENS, RUEHLING, RUHLING, TOBIE posted by Peggy Rudd McAndrew on Sunday, April 13, 1997

Would like to correspond with anyone who might have information on the RUHLING/RUEHLING families of Erie Co., NY. Andrew (Andreas) born 1818, married Margaret Jane CLEMENS about 1850, possibly Buffalo area. Martin born 1830, married Frances TOBIE 1856 in Townline. Frederick born 1834 married Lydia ?, place unknown, about 1858. These three men were brothers. There were 12 children in the RUHLING/RUEHLING family of Fretterode. Information on others of this family who came to this country also needed. Will be glad to share.

SHANAHAN posted by Fred Shanahan Shannon on Tuesday, April 15, 1997

Seeking information on the SHANAHAN family who left County Kerry, Ireland to Canada and to the US, the first families with the Peter Robinson Expedition in 1825. Others followed, some to Canada, some to New York.

APPENHEIMER, GRIFFITH, HAERTEL, MULLEN posted by Glenna Mullen on Wednesday, April 16, 1997

Ruth APPENHEIMER, (born circa 16 June, 1900 in/near Buffalo Erie County, New York) to Joseph Bernard and Gracia/Gratia RAY MULLEN. She may have been adopted by John and Caroline HAERTEL APPENHEIMER after death of mother. Record of Ruth visiting her father in Smithville, Jefferson County, New York. Caroline was sister to Ruth's grandmother, Wilhemina "Minnie" HAERTEL RAY GRIFFITH. Ruth had a sister, Maureen, and 2 brothers, Theodore and William. Ruth is an aunt to my husband. Need any information. Have many records from Cumberland County, Illinois that I am most willing to research for anyone. Thank you.

BOTH, GUTEKUNST posted by Lloyd Both on Thursday, April 17, 1997

Any information about Anna GUTEKUNST, my grandmother, who married Jacob BOTH probably somewhere between 1890-1900. Anna & Jacob BOTH had three sons; Stanely; Harold; and, Medford. Medford, the youngest, was born in 1913. Anna & Jacob were divorced sometime after 1913. I believe Anna moved to Florida at some time. She is currently buried somewhere around Colden, NY or Springville, NY.

MCCAFFREY posted by Kihm Schroeder on Friday, April 18, 1997

Looking for information on James Joseph MCCAFFREY. Born in Buffalo in 1855. Interested in information around his parents Barnard and Mary ??? who both came from Ireland.

FULLER, SCHUMAN, SHUMAN posted by Teri Frazier on Saturday, April 19, 1997

Looking for parents/any information on Ira FULLER b.~1793 CT believed to have died after 1860 in Alden, Erie Co. NY. Wife's name was Lena, b..~1803 in NY. Had at least 3 children Lena, a son and Betsy Margaret FULLER b. 11 July 1843 in Alden. Betsy married David Harrison (or Harrison David) SHUMAN/SCHUMAN. Betsy, her husband and mother, Lena migrated to Gratiot Co. MI.

KRAUS, SHIFLEY posted by Dorothy Smithson on Saturday, April 19, 1997

Interested in any information about Melchior and Elizabeth KRAUS, who lived in Lancaster, Erie County, New York by 1829. Their daughter, Anna, married John SHIFLEY in Williamsville, Erie county, New York in 1852. A son of Melchior, John KRAUS, remained in Erie County.

SCHEUFELE, SHIFLEY posted by Dorothy Smithson on Saturday, April 19, 1997

Looking for information on John SCHEUFELE/SHIFLEY and his wife Maria. They came from Wurttemberg, Germany in 1829 and settled in Cheektowaga, Erie Co. NY. Their son, John, married Anna KRAUS. Anna was the daughter of Melchior and Elizabeth KRAUS. John and Maria SHIFLEY are buried in the cemetery at Bowmansville, NY.

HAESE, MASON posted by Janet L. Will on Monday, April 21, 1997

HAESE--looking for information on my great-grandmother's family Her name was Ida Eliza HAESE, She married Harry George MASON. They resided in South Buffalo when my grandmother, Janet MASON and her sisters were born. Very interested in the Native American connection.

FACER, SMITH posted by Debbie Stoner on Monday, April 21, 1997

I'm looking for information regarding the family of my ancestor James SMITH (born 31 March, 1833 in Springville, Erie Co.). His father's name was Foney SMITH and his mother's was Elizabeth FACER. I would appreciate any information.

STRANAHAN posted by Marsha LaHue on Monday, April 21, 1997

Searching for all Stranahans in Erie Co. Bought land from Holland Land Co. abt 1810-12. Lived in Clarence and environs.

CWIKLINSKI posted by Stanley Cwiklinski on Wednesday, April 23, 1997

I am looking for any CWIKLINSKI families - Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Sloan etc. This family came from Poland and would like to find someone else researching the same family.

VALKENBERG, VALKENBURG, WOOLNOUGH posted by Marianna Williams on Friday, April 25, 1997

Any information on this family. My connection: Henry VALKENBURG, b. circa 1824, New York, whom I believe married Maria WOOLNOUGH, b. circa 1828, England. She appears on the 1850 Federal census in Buffalo, Erie county. They appear on the 1860 Federal census of Dubuque county, Iowa with a Maria WOOLNOUGH, b. circa 1798, England.

MCLEAN posted by Andra Parlett on Saturday, April 26, 1997

Looking for information on Stewart MCLEAN, b. late 1880's or early 1890's in Minnesota, was orphaned and moved to Washington State in 1899 with uncle. From there, there's no record except in a letter not dated, that he was living in Buffalo, New York. Any information on his family in the Buffalo area would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

KUNTZ, ROGERS posted by John Arnold Byram on Saturday, April 26, 1997

Looking for Benjamin ROGERS, m. Mary KUNTZ (b. Germany) He had a son Joel Rogers, b.1793, near Bulltown Springs, d.1854, Wakeman Twsp, Huron Co., OH.

DARRAUGH posted by Jim Darraugh on Monday, April 28, 1997

Mary DARRAUGH 1850 2nd ward, Buffalo, Erie Co. NY. looking for relatives or additional information.

MCWITHEY, RAMSEY posted by Barbara Snow on Monday, April 28, 1997

Would like more information on an Erastus MCWITHEY who died before 1860. He married Sarah who was born about 1823; she lived in Buffalo before removing to Detroit, Michigan. She was in Detroit by 1860. Her daughter [name not known] married A. RAMSEY; they lived in Detroit.

SCOTT, WETHEY posted by Barbara Snow on Monday, April 28, 1997

Would like more information on John SCOTT who married 17 Feb. 1856 [Erie Co. NY J.P. Records] Miss Mary Ann WETHEY. Both were "of Buffalo".

ZEBRUN posted by Andrew Zebrun III on Tuesday, April 29, 1997

My fathers family came from Russia to Canada in 1905. They then came to Lackawanna in 1911. What I need to know is what part of Russia they were from?

LAFAVE, LEFEBVRE, LEFEVRE, WINN posted by Dave LaFave on Tuesday, April 29, 1997

Looking for information, birthplace, family, of Thomas LAFAVE, born Sept. 30, 1830. Name could have been spelled as LEFEBVRE or LEFEVRE, and changed later. Possibly born in Quebec but raised/lived in New York state until late 1850's. Married Lucy WINN, born in Erie Co., NY, on Aug. 05, 1840. Marriage took place in Michigan on July 30, 1857. Lived in Michigan and Ontario until death in 1897.

TOOEY posted by Jeanne VanBreemen on Wednesday, April 30, 1997

TOOEY, Patrick lived in Buffalo area 1845-1850 where he reportedly worked on the NY canals and Erie railroads. I am looking for any record at all to support this fact. Would anyone have access to the 1845 NY State Census for Erie and Livingston Co. or for the 1840 or 1850 federal census? Will appreciate any lead at all. Thanks. Jeanne in Texas.


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