Erie County, New York

Posted Queries for September 1997

SCHOSEK posted by C. Schosek on Monday, September 1, 1997

Looking for all family connections to (the late) Willard Frank SCHOSEK. Wife-Kathleen, 11 children, 1 deceased.

MANN posted by Bob Miller on Tuesday, September 2, 1997

Seeking information about family of Arnold and Amos MANN who settled in Colins and Sardinia in the 1830s. Arnold's brother, Jesse, Sr., settled in Orleans Co. after leaving Erie Co.

CLAY, DABOLL, HOLLOMAN, LOGAN, WAITE posted by Joan Somers on Wednesday, September 3, 1997

LOGAN, Lulu E., b. 5 Jul 1881, Wainfleet, Welland Co., On. d. 16 Mar. 1968, Niagara Falls, N.Y. Buried Holland Cem. with 2nd husband, George F. HOLLOMAN, 1882-1933. Lulu mar. 1st. James DABOLL. Dau. Vivian Grace DABOLL b. 16 Mar. 1899, d. 26 Jun 1976. Vivian mar. 1st, ? CLAY, dau. Bernice CLAY b. C1920. Vivian mar. 2nd Lawrence WAITE, 1894-1973. Any information on this family will be greatly appreciated. Will correspond with anyone researching allied lines and share family data. Thank you.

CLIFFORD, RAY, WAYE posted by James C Eaton on Thursday, September 4, 1997

Emery CLIFFORD was born 21 October 1832 in Collins of John CLIFFORD and Nancy WAYE (RAY). John CLIFFORD, date and place of birth unknown, was reputed to be the son of Anthony CLIFFORD. Would appreciate any information on the forbears of my g-grandfather.

GREEN, PUTMAN posted by Pam Duimstra on Thursday, September 4, 1997

Looking for information on the father of Allen GREEN b. 3 May 1778, Rhode Island d 11 Sep 1859, Sardenia, Erie, New York. Married Mercy PUTMAN who was b. 10 May 1780 NY d. 10 Jun 1873, Sardenia, Erie, NY. Children: 1. Charles Lemone GREEN b. 4 Jul 1802; 2. Job GREEN b. 1804; 3. Betsey GREEN b 1806; 4. Clarinda GREEN b 1808; 5. Obadiah J. GREEN b 1810; 6. Allen Madison GREEN b 9 Aug 1812; 7. Perry GREEN b 1814; 8. Ellen (Elenore) GREEN b 1816; 9. Sarah GREEN b 1818; 10 Mary GREEN b 1820; 11 Job GREEN II b 1822.

MOORE, SAMPLE posted by Jim Gillhooley on Thursday, September 4, 1997

Looking for a Henry MOORE who moved from New York to Michigan about 1835. I am trying to make a connection with the SAMPLE family.

EIDENMULLER, ELWOOD, HAHN posted by Dorothy Elwood on Friday, September 5, 1997

I am searching for any ancestors or descendants of ancestors of Dora HAHN m. John Wesley ELWOOD, bore two children: a daughter, Dolly ELWOOD(possibly a nickname for Dorothy) and a son, Clarence Wesley ELWOOD b. 18 May 1893, in or near Buffalo, NY. I only have information on Clarence, my grandfather, who eventually came to Pittsburgh, PA, m. Hilda Elizabeth EIDENMULLER, and had two children, Dorothy Marie ELWOOD, b. 1915 d. 1917, and Clarence Wesley ELWOOD, Jr., my father, b. 1918, d. 1977.

HARRIS, INSLEE posted by Jim Gillhooley on Friday, September 5, 1997

Asa HARRIS of Clarence, Erie County, New York who settled Harris Hill. Response to Greg Wickenburg. The Harris lineage you forwarded is mostly correct. I have not found a connection between INSLEE family and HARRIS family yet. I do have some information regarding INSLEE family in Michigan during the time frame you were exploring.

FOWLER, SMITH posted by Ron Freiberg on Saturday, September 6, 1997

My Great-grandmother, Nettie FOWLER, was born to Seymour FOWLER and Phebe (SMITH) FOWLER on August 13, 1857 in Buffalo, New York. They moved to Michigan about 1870 and show up in the Michigan 1880 census. Would there be a record of them in the 1870 or earlier census's of Buffalo?

COOK, GRAUN, STEIN, YAX posted by Duane Smith on Sunday, September 7, 1997

Edna GRAUN born 1876 Buffalo NY. Married Joseph Franklin YAX . Gave birth to Evelyn Viola YAX in 1915. Two other surnames by marriage were COOK and STEIN. Supposedly died institutionalized in the 1940s or 1950s. She was my grandmother and wuold like to know where she is buried or any scrap of information.

HINELY, HINLEY, LOGAN posted by Joan Somers on Tuesday, September 9, 1997

LOGAN-HINELY-HINLEY-My primary interest is in Reuben LOGAN b. C1865-1875, Buffalo. Fa: William Henry Hamilton LOGAN, 1848-1911. Mo: Sarah, C1848, Died C1876. last name unknown. Reuben moved to St. Catherines, On. in 1911, then disappeared. Brother: Thomas Arthur LOGAN, C1864, died 22 Nov 1949 at Buffalo. Thomas mar. Susannah Climenhaga, 1877-1964. Thomas & Susannah owned a barber shop in Buffalo. Sister: Laureen/Lauren LOGAN, born C1865-1875, mar. John HINELY/HINLEY at Buffalo, then moved to Long Lake, Mi. 1911. Where did Reuben go? Who did he marry? Will correspond with anyone researching allied lines and share family data.


I am looking for information on any DIETMEIER/DIETMEYER/ DITMEYER with Erie County connections. Fidel DIETMEIER (wife Sabina KRUMHOLZ) settled near Williamsville in 1831. In 1842, his brother Philipp DIETMEYER (wife Julianna HERBERGER) joined him. They came from Sasbach, Baden (near the city of Achern), Germany. By 1855, both Philipp and Fidel had moved to Lake Co., IL. Over 100 other Dietmeiers and DIETMEIER descendants also emigrated. Some of the other surnames I am interested include: SCHLOSSER, DECKER, ERHARD, OTT, KETTERER, WITTENAUER, BURST, and many others. I have no doubt that some of the related families also made there way to Erie County, but I do not know if they remained there or not. I have considerable information from Sasbach (including an Ortssippenbuch, emigration indexes, histories, etc.), so I will gladly look up anything regarding families which originated in Sasbach or the area around Sasbach. I am interested in hearing from anyone researching families from this area in Baden.

GAYLOR posted by Jackie Humphrey on Wednesday, September 10, 1997

Need cemetery where Hiram GAYLOR was buried. He d. or was bur. 7 Oct. 1856, Buffalo. Are there any cemetery books with listings?


Seeking to correspond with others researching the Joseph LUTZ family who immigrated circa 1832 and lived in Williamsville, Clarence and Amherst. Joseph was born circa 1790 in Dauendorf, Alsace, France. He married 1st to Teresa BAUER (circa 1813) and 2nd to Odelia WENDLING (circa 1826). Children of Joseph include: Mathias b 1814 marr Elizabeth STEPHAN; John b 1817 marr Mary PHILIPPS; Theresa b 1820 marr Sebastian DIEBOLT; Frances K b 1822 marr Ignatius MAGEL/MEICKEL; Katherine b 1824 marr John KORBACH; Anton b 1829 marr Catherine MISCHLER; Odelia b 1834 marr Simon MATTER/MATHER; Michael b 1836 marr Margaret STEPHAN; Rosalia b 1839 marr Sebastian ANSTETT; Helen b 1841 marr Anton ECKART; Barbara b 1842 marr John F HIRSCH; Cyriac b 1847 marr Maria FEUERSTEIN.

DAVIS posted by Jana Alexander on Thursday, September 11, 1997

Looking for DAVIS families from Wales, Erie Co., NY.

MARTIN posted by Molly Van Gieson on Thursday, September 11, 1997

Request information on Charles Edward MARTIN DOB 2/20/17.

AGE, BALL, ECKART, HIRSCH, PHILIPPS posted by Nancy Archdekin on Thursday, September 11, 1997

Seeking to correspond with others researching descendants of Hans Adam PHILIPPS born 1764 in Aschbach, Alsace, France and immigrated to Buffalo circa 1830. He married 1st to Maria Anna PHILIPPS and 2nd to Margaretha BALL. Children include: Catherine b 1818 married John HIRSCH 1838 in Buffalo; Conrad b 1808 married Gertrude ECKART 1851 in Williamsville; and Marie Eve b 1813 married Cicero AGE 1841 in Buffalo.

SHARKEY posted by John Sharkey on Thursday, September 11, 1997

Trying to find some information on my grand and great grand parents. both I believe were John (Jack). I also believe that my grand father was a boxer but, did not use Jack SHARKEY as his ring name. My great grand father I believe came from county Cork, Ireland some time in the 1800's.

HAUSER, SCHWEIZER posted by Jill Hoon on Friday, September 12, 1997

I am looking for info from Bflo Psy Center and Gowanda State Hosp. for my g,grandmother, Clara (HAUSER) SCHWEIZER b.1874 d. 7-3-62. Her death certif. states she was in Gowanda 19y 5m 12 d. Are there records available for me to get a hold of? Thank you for your time.

TIMON posted by Paul Timon on Friday, September 12, 1997

Looking for family history on Catholic Bishop John TIMON of New York. Family tradition says that my great grandfather was a 1st or 2nd cousin of John TIMON who became a bishop in 1848/9.

BOWERS, KUHN, LIENERT, STILLWELL posted by Leslie Lienert on Saturday, September 13, 1997

I am looking for the ancestors/family of Robert Anthony LIENERT (b. Mar 1889 Buffalo, NY m. 1919 Buffalo, NY d. Jun 1965 Buffalo, NY) and his wife Margaret Dorothy KUHN (b. Jun 1888 Buffalo, NY d. Nov 1970 Buffalo, NY). Additionally, I am looking for the ancestors/family of William Arthur BOWERS (b. Feb ???? Huntington, IN d. Jun 1963 Buffalo, NY) and his wife Irene Margaret STILLWELL (b. Mar 1898 Buffalo, NY d. Jun 1986 Buffalo, NY). Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I can be reached at and 14465 Westchester Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-2857. Thank you for your time.

CUMMINS, NICHOLSON, WILLIS posted by Sherry A. Milham on Saturday, September 13, 1997

Looking for Samuel B. NICHOLSON, b. 25 April 1792 in CT or NY, d. 24 February 1866. He m. Eunice CUMMINS who was b. 17 March 1789 in NY, d. 12 June 1879. They lived in Newstead. Census records say they had 4 sons and 1 daughter. Omar Perry NICHOLSON was only son I know about. He was b.4 August 1828 in NY, d. 16 January 1907. He married Mary Elizabeth WILLIS. Would like to know where they are buried, and who their other children were.

BOWERS, STILLWELL posted by Leslie Lienert on Wednesday, September 17, 1997

I am looking for the family/ancestors of William Arthur BOWERS (b. Huntington, IN d. Jun 1963 Buffalo, NY) and his wife Irene Margaret STILLWELL (b. Mar 1898 Buffalo, NY d. Jun 1986 Buffalo, NY). Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

DEMERLE, HAM posted by Paula Ziegler on Thursday, September 18, 1997

Searching for parents and siblings of Henry DEMERLE married Odelia HAM, from Alsace, settled North Collins, NY they had one known child Jacob DEMERLE.

FOOSE, FUSS posted by Paula Ziegler on Thursday, September 18, 1997

Searching for parents and siblings of Victor FOOSE/FUSS born April 15, 1830 in Baden-Baden Germany.

KOCH posted by Paula Ziegler on Thursday, September 18, 1997

Searching for parents and siblings of Augustus KOCH born December 12, 1801, settled in North Collins, NY.

SILLAWAY, SILLOWAY posted by Cindy Leutz on Friday, September 19, 1997

Seek information on parents of Belle Cora or Cora Belle SILLOWAY/SILLAWAY born about 1849-1853. Probably at Holland. Contact by e-mail.

GILLET, GILLETT posted by Tom Gillett on Saturday, September 20, 1997

I'm looking for information about Solomon GILLETT (or GILLET) and early settler of Holland Purchase Lands. Also a Miles GILLET and William H. GILLET.

MOORE, STREET posted by Margaret Downs Glendinning on Saturday, September 20, 1997

Seeking birth record for Rolo A. MOORE or brother Dascomb E. MOORE. Rolo was born 1849 of Irish parents. Would love to find their names. Rolo emigrated to Cooper Kalamazoo Co. MI and married Laura STREET who eventually died in Duluth MN 1918.Does anyone find this familiar or know where I can find Rolo's record of birth? Thanks.

DRUILLARD, MARSTINE, SAWYER posted by Roxanne Brown on Sunday, September 21, 1997

Searching for information on Bellirene (SAWYER) DRUILLARD aka Belle DRUILLARD or Belle MARSTINE. Born Ogdensburg NY 31 May 1866 and possibly married to Frederick DRUILLARD. Possibly died between 1905 and 1910 in Buffalo. Oral family history says that her family erected a "large" monument to her.

BADGLEY, KING, PARMATEER posted by Houston Tracy, Jr. on Tuesday, September 23, 1997

Captain William Hatch BADGLEY 17 May 1839 NY was a Great Lakes pilot, lived in Erie Co., on the shore of Lake Erie. Served in 184th NY Infantry, Company K. Married Rhoda Melissa __?__ about 1863 somewhere in NY. After the close of the Civil War, received Bounty Land Grant in Mason Co. MI settled near King's Corner. Members of Methodist-Episcopal Church in MI. Daughter, Melissa Jane BADGLEY b 13 May 1869 in Oswego, NY d 19 Apr 1943 Scottville, Mason, MI. Other known children, no dates or places other than NY: James, Loretta married a PARMATEER, __?__ married a KING.

TRACY posted by Houston Tracy, Jr. on Tuesday, September 23, 1997

Phebe TRACY. Have 1850 TRACY Family Bible. It shows her birth date as 5 Dec 1847 and her parents as Charles and Betsey TRACY. Family History Library microfilm roll # 1411829, Item 5 Birth Card Index of the Town of Eden, Erie County, NY shows her birth date as 7 Dec 1847 and shows her as Louisa TRACY daughter of Charles and Betsey TRACY. Why the differences? Entire family appears on 1850 U.S. Census of Erie Co., NY P. 350, L. 6-14. She is shown as Phebe A. TRACY, white female, age 3, born in NY.

BEAVER, JACOBS, JENSS, JENTZ, KOESTER, KRUEGER, MARTEN, SCHEFFLER posted by Bob Scheffler on Wednesday, September 24, 1997

Researching JENSS (JENTZ) family that came to Erie Co. from Mecklenburg Germany in the early 1880's. They were; Karoline JENSS KOESTER (born 25 Feb 1833), William Christof JENSS (born 15 May 1838), Fredericka JENSS KRUEGER (born 12 Nov 1850). William also brought 4 children with him; Fredericka JENSS JACOBS born in 1862, Friedrich born in 1865, William born in 1866 and Sophia JENSS MARTEN born in 1871. William married Amelia BEAVER and Friedrich married Charlotte SCHEFFLER. Good Hunting!

ENSER, FARNER, JUHL, KAPPUS, KOESTER, KUENN, KUHL, MARTIN, ORTEL, POTTER, SCHEFFLER posted by Bob Scheffler on Wednesday, September 24, 1997

Researching ORTEL in Erie County and Posen Germany. Albert Eduard ORTEL came to the USA in 1882. He had married Augusta SCHEFFLER in Germany and sent for her and their daughter, Maria after he arrived. Augusta and Maria arrived in 1883. They had 9 other children after Maria. Maria married George Carl KUENN in Hamburg, NY in 1909. Max married Anna ENSER in Buffalo in 1909, Elizabeth married Wm. KAPPUS in Eden, NY in 1920, Eduard married Wilhemine JUHL in Brant in 1912, Clara married Wm. KOESTER in Hamburg, NY in 1909, "Edith" Jennie married Carl MARTIN in Hamburg, NY in 1910, Fred married Martha KUHL in Hamburg, NY in 1910, Karl married Mildred POTTER in Collins, NY in 1923, Alwine Hedwig was born on Oct 28, 1896 and died 3 days later, Leonard married Lillian FARNER. Good Hunting!

JENSS, JENTZ, ORTEL, SCHEFFLER posted by Bob Scheffler on Wednesday, September 24, 1997

Researching SCHEFFLER family that came to Erie Co. in the 1880's. They are; Augusta SCHEFFLER ORTEL, Charlotte SCHEFFLER JENSS (JENTZ), Eduard Johann SCHEFFLER, Michael SCHEFFLER, Emil (Amil) SCHEFFLER and Helene SCHEFFLER CLASSON-REGEL. Hope to hear from you soon!

DODGE, NICHOLS posted by Ruth A. Larson on Friday, September 26, 1997

Seeking information re parents and siblings of David DODGE b. 1/19/1811 Holland, Erie Co. NY wife was Mahalia NICHOLS b. 11/18/1816 Locke, Cayuga co. NY. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

KELBERER, KELVER, ROLLER, ROTHFUS posted by John Brothers on Friday, September 26, 1997

My mom's mother was Florence ROTHFUS, and either 1)her paternal grandmother was a KELVER (KELBERER?), 2)her maternal grandmother was a KELVER, 3)her paternal grandfather's sister (ROTHFUS) married a KELVER, or 4)her maternal grandfather's sister (ROLLER) married a KELVER. Individuals in question would have been born 1850's. Can anyone help?

ELWOOD, HAHN posted by Dorothy Elwood on Saturday, September 27, 1997

I am searching for information on Emily M. ELWOOD, b. September 1894 in New York. She was incorrectly listed as Dolly on the first query. Her parents were John Wesley ELWOOD, and Dora HAHN, both immigrants from Canada about 1892. Emily's brother, Clarence Wesley ELWOOD, b. 18 May 1893 In New York was my grand father. This family lived at 58 Boyd St. during the 1900 census. My grandfather came to Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA, but I have no information on what happened to the rest of the family.

COVENEY, FLOYD posted by William Coveney on Monday, September 29, 1997

I am trying to find one Daniel COVENEY, who was born in 1860 in Machias, Cattaraugaus County, New York. His parents were John L COVENEY and Catherine FLOYD COVENEY, both born in Ireland. He lived at 259 Fulton St., Buffalo, Erie County, New York in 1880 with his parents and brothers William Joseph and John F, and sisters Mary L, Alice, and Margaret.(1880 Census). We found a Daniel been living at 124 Fulton St. in a Buffalo Directory of 1890, and another Daniel (lastmaker) business address 45 Henry St., residence 41 Moore St. in another Buffalo1890 Directory; a Daniel P (lastmaker) at 257 Elk in an 1899 Directory and a Daniel (lastmaker) living at 27 Moore St. in a Directory of 1910. Daniel is not shown in the New York, Erie County censuses of 1900 or 1920. He might have moved out of Erie County or to Canada. 1. Is there any way you could determine if he moved to another County of New York 2 Can you find his death certificate or the date and place of his death, or any other information. Thank you for any help or advice you can give me.

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