Erie County, New York

Posted Queries for August 1997



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ARMITAGE, GRESS, PAAS posted by Linda Doty on Saturday, August 2, 1997

Searching for information on family of George Frederick GRESS who married Florence E. ARMITAGE. Daughter Shirley Elizabeth GRESS born 29 Nov 1926 (now deceased in CA) married William Francis PAAS on 10 April 1943 in Buffalo. Wm. PAAS died about 1954 in Buffalo.

LONG, REEDY posted by Margaret McEvoy on Saturday, August 2, 1997

Looking for records of John REEDY born in Buffalo NY 1800's; Parents Thomas REEDY and Annie LONG.

LECLAIR, LECLAIRE posted by Leslee Johnson on Sunday, August 3, 1997

Joseph LECLAIR was born in Buffalo in the 1800's, He died at a young age leaving a widow and four boys. Peter LECLAIR his son was my Grandfather . We can find no background on them Thank You.

DELISLE, GARY, GRIFFRIC posted by Charlotte Naschinski on Monday, August 4, 1997

I am looking for information on John H. DELISLE who was born in Buffalo 1865 or before. He married Anna or Emma GRIFFRIC from Canada. Their daughter, Lillie DELISLE GARY, was born in 1886 in the village of Clyde, town of Galen, Wayne County, NY. Lillie was my grandmother. Lillie married Edward GARY, Jr., between 1910 and 1914.

EATON posted by Mike Krasulski on Monday, August 4, 1997

I am looking for any information on the family of Ira and Mary E. EATON of Colden Township. they were born in the 1830's. There children were Robert, 1857; Charles, 1863; Rose, 1866; Elizabeth, 1866; George, 1868; William, 1876. Any information is welcome. Thanks.

LANG, SEEGER posted by Pat Hanavan on Monday, August 4, 1997

Looking for SEEGER family in Buffalo by 1896.Bertha SEEGER, b. circa 1880, was born in Germany. She married Carl Ludwig LANG in Buffalo on 8 Jan 1896.Does anyone know of possible parents or siblings? Many thanks!

GARFOOT, WAITE posted by Janet L. Will on Thursday, August 7, 1997

Unknown GARFOOT Married Albert WAITE. They resided in Boston/Springville, NY-then in Derby, NY. They had three children: Mae WAITE, Harold WAITE, and Gladys WAITE. Albert WAITE and his wife (unknown first name) are buried in the Maplewood Cemetery in Patchin, NY. Any information is appreciated.

BOTTEN, COSSINS, GROVE, MILLER, STEVENS, WILDER posted by Rob Reitz on Friday, August 8, 1997

Michael MILLER immigrated from Sussex, England to Amherst with 1st wife and kids between 1834 & 1835; 1st wife Elizabeth STEVENS died between 1841 and 1847; m. 2nd wife Lydia BOTTEN (dau. of James and Frances BOTTEN) before 20 September 1848, birthday of Mary Jane (Jennie), my g-g grandmother. Lydia died between 1853 and 1855 (prob. during childbirth of 3rd dau. Martha/Mattie); Michael died after 1860-shows up in 1860 census as a teamster, living in hotel; does not appear in 1865 census; Mattie adopted by aunt, Mary Ann COSSINS and Joseph, later married Horace A. WILDER. Interested in all family members, especially marriage and death dates. Michael's mother, Elizabeth, appears in 1855 and 1860 census in home of dau. Jane (and Peter) GROVE in Amherst.

AXFORD, GRESS, PAAS posted by Linda Doty on Friday, August 8, 1997

William Francis PAAS b. 29 March 1920 in Buffalo, NY, married Shirley Elizabeth GRESS b. 29 Nov. 1926 in Buffalo on 10 April 1943 in Buffalo, NY. William died about 1954 in Buffalo, and Shirley married George AXFORD and they moved to CA. Need information on parents and siblings.

PEACOCK posted by Carlene Peacock Brown on Friday, August 8, 1997

Looking for information on William S. PEACOCK, who may have lived in Erie Co. around 1840. He may have married here, also about 1845. William was born 1826 in England and may have had a son, Henry D., born to this first marriage. William was living alone in Greene Co., Wisconsin in 1850. Any information would be appreciated. Can anyone tell me if he was on the 1840 NY census?

DAILEY, KINGSLEY posted by Joyce Ann Fletcher on Saturday, August 9, 1997

Searching Seth KINGSLEY born 1796 - died 1878 in Erie Co., Protection, NY wed Polly DAILEY born 1800 - died 1867 in Erie Co., NY. Children: Edwin, Erasmus, Amanda, Seymour, Ammon, Jacob, Sidney, Seth, Sarah. Will exchange information.

KINGSLEY, SIMMONS posted by Joyce Ann Fletcher on Saturday, August 9, 1997

Searching - Horatio W. SIMMONS wed Amanda "Malvina" KINGSLEY b. 1824 - d. 1908, wed 1848 probably in Erie Co., NY. Need names of children. Amanda was raised in Protection, NY. Will exchange information.

GALIOTTO, SCHWEIGER posted by Amy Brooks on Sunday, August 10, 1997

Hi, I really need some help on this one. I've just recently found out that my husband's grandfather was illegitimate. He has passed on and no one knows anything about it. His birth certificate has Guiseppe GALIOTTO listed as father. His mother's name SCHWEIGER. He was born in Buffalo on 3/17/1917. Any information/leads would be helpful. Thanks.

GRAUN, YAX posted by Duane Smith on Sunday, August 10, 1997

GRAUN Erie county, Buffalo NY USA Looking for birth information about my grandmother Edna GRAUN born in Buffalo in 1876 Gave birth to Evelyn Viola YAX in Sept 1915.

FERGUSON, GREEN, PUTMAN posted by Pam Duimstra on Sunday, August 10, 1997

Looking for information on Allen GREEN b. 3 Apr/May 1776 d 11 Sep 1859; Mercy (PUTMAN) GREEN b. 10 May 1780 d 10 Jun 1873; William FERGUSON b ca 1729 d. before 27 Sep 1830.

COOK, GRAUN, STEIN, STINE, YAX posted by Duane Smith on Sunday, August 10, 1997

STINE or STEIN Erie County NY USA 1876--circa 1934 I'm looking for information about my grandmother, Edna STINE Her maiden name was GRAUN. Surnames from previous marriages were COOK and YAX. Passed away circa 1934 in an Erie County institution. Birthplace, Buffalo, NY Children's names from COOK marriage were Vera, Howard Forest, and Edward.

DEWERLE, GARLANO, HAMME, SCHMIDT, SMITH posted by Paula Chodacki on Monday, August 11, 1997

Looking for Harriett DEWERLE. She was married to Peter SMITH and they were both from Alsace-Lorraine. Family says that Peter changed the last name from SCHMIDT to SMITH when they came to America. Don't know the date they came over, but my g-grandfather John Henry SMITH was born May 28, 1862 in Buffalo, N.Y., according to his death notice. They also had a son Peter C. SMITH, a daughter Minnie who married to a GARLANO, and another daughter who married Ira HAMME and moved to Detroit, MI. The family stories say that Peter and Harriett lived on a houseboat in Buffalo, NY. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

DEWERLE, GARLANO, HAMME, SCHMIDT, SMITH posted by Paula Chodacki on Monday, August 11, 1997

Looking for information on my gg-grandfather Peter SMITH (probably changed from SCHMIDT when he came to America) and his wife Harriett DEWERLE. They both came to America from Alsace-Lorraine and were said to be German and French. My g-grandfather John Henry SMITH was born May 28, 1962 in Buffalo, NY., according to his death notice. Peter and Harriett had another son Peter C. SMITH whom I believe was older then John, and they also had a daughter Minnie who married a GARLANO, and another daughter who married an Ira HAMME and moved to Detroit, MI. John moved to Pa. and so did Peter for awhile and then Peter went to Oklahoma. Minnie and husband moved to Birch River, Canada. The family stories say that Peter and Harriett lived on a houseboat in NY. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

MERRELL, MORRELL posted by Sherrill Madden on Tuesday, August 12, 1997

MORRELL, (MERRELL) James listed as laborer on 1860 census w/wife Matilda in town of Collins.

MERRELL, MORRELL, TUCKER posted by Sherrill Madden on Tuesday, August 12, 1997

Eugene TUCKER from the Town of Brant about 1840 through 1900. Eugene m. Rosa MORRELL (MERRELL) whose parents were James and Matilda. TUCKER family formed the Town of Brant and am interested in all TUCKERS from this area.

BONNER posted by Dominic Conaghan on Saturday, August 16, 1997

I need information about John BONNER. I believe he is buried in the cemetery behind Father Baker's, near the Basilica.

COVENEY, FLOYD posted by William Coveney on Saturday, August 16, 1997

We are looking for information concerning John COVENEY (born between 1830 and 1834,probably in Cork, Ireland and his wife Catherine FLOYD COVENEY, born in Dublin, Ireland. They were married about 1856 and had 3 sons William J., born 1858 in Machias, N. Y., Daniel born in 1860 in Machias, N. Y. Mary born in 1864, Alice born in 1866 and John born in 1870. According to the 1980 N. Y. census, John and his family lived at 259 Fulton St., Buffalo, N.Y.

KAHL posted by Judy Suressi on Saturday, August 16, 1997

Helen Cleveland KAHL b:18 Jul 1891 and Harold Blavaski KAHL b:ca Aug, 1993 in Buffalo, NY. They are children of Charles and Marion KAHL. I already checked with Vital Records with no such luck. Please if someone could help in a birth record or even a census around those dates. Any information regarding the railway system might help also. Thank you in advance.

KNOX, LANDSITTEL, LANDSITTLE posted by Janet Lindh-Loftus on Saturday, August 16, 1997

I am searching for information on John LANDSITTEL and his wife Helen KNOX LANDSITTEL. They were living in Buffalo in 1958.

GESS, GUESS posted by Robert W Gess on Sunday, August 17, 1997

>Looking for Louis GESS, wife Bertha Died 1900 in Buffalo, in Childbirth, Buried Concordia Cemetery, no Marker. Louis put three youngest sons in St. Johns orphanage, and none of the living family know what became of him. Louis was born 1855 in Germany he and Bertha immigrated to buffalo around 1880. it is rumored that Louis had two brothers who used the name GUESS.

SALTS, TICKNOR posted by Linda Fluharty on Sunday, August 17, 1997

Looking for the grave of Hannah Reliance TICKNOR SALTS who died 1845-50 in Collins, Erie County, NY. She is buried in one of the Collins cemeteries. Any information about grave location will be appreciated.

MARSH, SHEFFIELD posted by K. Jones on Friday, August 22, 1997

Seeking information on Dudley Sheffield MARSH. b. 3Dec1824 in Geneseo, NY, moved to Buffalo where he learned trade of carpenter and housejoiner. By 1850, he had moved to Indiana. Trying to find his parents, could they be Lathrop MARSH & Elizabeth SHEFFIELD?

AUSTIN, POTTER posted by Bob Raines on Friday, August 22, 1997

On 21 April 1848 in East Hamburg, Erie County, New York, Benjamin William POTTER was born to John Wesley and Mary (AUSTIN) POTTER. He was one of seven children. His siblings were Mina, Mary, Lavina, Rettie, Ira, and Sam. I don't know from where the family came, nor how long it was in Erie County. By the start of the Civil War it was in Indiana. I would appreciate receiving any information which may help trace them. Thank you in advance for any help.

YORKE posted by Doug Yorke on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Looking for birthplace of William Roy YORKE died 2/16/65 and buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Tonawanda, New York.

KELVER, ROLLER, ROTHFUS posted by John Brothers on Monday, August 25, 1997

Parents of Augustus and George KELVER and what relation They were to the parents of a ROTHFUS who married a ROLLER. KELVER were related to either Rothfus or Roller. Ca. 1850. Believed to be located in Erie County near the border of Wyoming County.

ALTENBURG, TRUESDELL posted by Audrey J. Patterson on Wednesday, August 27, 1997

Seeking information on John Ernest ALTENBURG, born 1834. Father was August ALTENBURG. John Ernest married Amanda Harriet TRUESDELL 18 Jan 1855 in Buffalo, NY. They had 2 children: Mathias b.1858 and George Sidney b.1860. Amanda remarried in about 1868 to William Patterson. What happened to John Ernest? Was there a divorce or did he die? Or what? Really would appreciate any help.

MCCARTY, MOORE posted by Vincent J. Moore on Thursday, August 28, 1997

Looking for records for George William MOORE, born in Buffalo circa 1860, died in Buffalo circa 1938. General contractor. Lived in South Buffalo married to Margaret MCCARTY. Children, Alice, May, Reilly, Frank, Vincent.

BRENNAN, CORBETT, REYNOLDS posted by Mike Roarty on Sunday, August 31, 1997

I am trying to locate anyone with CORBETT, BRENNAN, or REYNOLDS in their family history. Hannah REYNOLDS Roarty was my great grandmother and she had at least two sisters that moved to Buffalo, a Nel Reynolds CORBETT and a Mag (Meg) Reynolds BRENNAN. Hannah was born in 1865, the other sisters within 10 year either way.


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