Erie County, New York

Posted Queries for October 1997



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HOLCOMB posted by Connie Holcomb Merritt on Wednesday, October 1, 1997

Looking for any information on my Grandparents, Lambert H. & Lillian J. HOLCOMB. They lived in Buffalo with my Father, Lambert "Bud" H. HOLCOMB, Jr. and my Aunts, Lillian and Lois during the 1920's. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

 

BRADER posted by Carol Ann Brader on Friday, October 3, 1997

William Robert BRADER, Senior. Please find decease date of above mentioned person. He worked as an engineer for the New York Central Railroad in circa 1930 to 1950. He was my Father's Father. Thanking you in advance for your help.

 

HART, LEWIS posted by Rich Grant on Friday, October 3, 1997

Looking for information on Ithel Devotion HART m. Emeline LEWIS in Erie Co. b. May 1812 in VT.

 

PICKSTOCK posted by Alan Jones on Friday, October 3, 1997

I am interested in finding any references to Thomas PICKSTOCK (a chemist and druggist, who may also have practiced as a doctor, believed to have died 1864), and his son George Newport PICKSTOCK, who was born in Buffalo on 27 June 1853 (believed to have died January 1939, but place of death unknown, and any other members of this family.

 

BISHOP posted by Robert M. Bishop on Sunday, October 5, 1997

Seeking information on John and Seth BISHOP who appear (A) in 1830 census of Murray, Orleans Co., NY pg. 046, Seth BISHOP (B) in 1840 census of Newstead, Erie Co. NY pg. 372 & 374, both John And Seth age 50-60, (C) in 1850 census of Newstead, Erie Co. pg. 234-5, John at age 70, joiner b. Vermont with wife Mary 69 b. RI; Seth probably dead and his widow Sally, 58, living with a son Benjamin 23, farmer, with another possible son Levi, 30, living adjacent. Either John or Seth may be my 3G Grandfather as they were the only residents of Geneva NY in 1820 census a year before my 3G Grandfather was born there.

 

DENIG, DENNIG, DENNY posted by Dana Kellerman on Sunday, October 5, 1997

Searching for any information on Anton DENNIG/DENNY who arrived in the U.S. in 1827, probably from Alsace-Lorraine in France, and settled for a time in Buffalo area. He had a wife and at least one minor child--a 6-year-old son named John. John eventually moved to Hamilton County, Ohio, and married in 1844. I have no record of Anton leaving the Buffalo area. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

 

BRADY posted by Thomas A. Yoder on Tuesday, October 7, 1997

Searching for BRADY family that lived on Plymouth Street in Buffalo. They came from Rosscommon County, Ireland. A daughter Mary (Mimi) BRADY died about 1920. Her father was named Martin. My great, great grandmother was Mary BRADY O'NEILL that came to Ohio in about 1852. I have letters and other correspondence from her brother Martin to her from the 1880's and 1890's.Any information would be greatly appreciated.

 

HATRNAGEL, LUX posted by Mary Anderson on Tuesday, October 7, 1997

I am researching the family of Peter (or Pierre) LUX, who was in Buffalo by 1836, when he was active at St. Louis Catholic Church. He was born ca 1803, probably in Lorraine, France. His wife's name was Anna Maria HATRNAGEL; she was born ca 1812 in France. The family lived in Buffalo until 1846, when they moved to NYC. By 1855 they were back in Buffalo, living in the 4th Ward (per 1855 NY Census). By 1860 they had moved back to NYC. Peter was a teacher. Children: Adele b 1834; Victor 1835-1837; John Peter b 1837; Paul Eugen b&d 1838; Joseph Peter b 1840; Adolph b 1842; Emilie Elizabeth 1844-1946; Alphonse 1846-1899; Vincent b 1848; Marie b 1849.

 

BARON, STAHR, STOEHR posted by C. Stahr-McBride on Tuesday, October 7, 1997

I'm looking for any information on: Johann STOEHR (John STAHR) of Buffalo, NY b. ca 1823 in Germany m. ? to Anna Maria BARON of Roschbach, Germany d. <1900 Buffalo, NY, buried in St. Francis Xavier's Cemetery? Son was named Joseph STAHR. All 3 immigrated to NY from Germany in 1857. They owned a business of some kind in Buffalo. Thank you!

 

BAKER, HOAG, WASHBURN posted by Tanis Diedrichs on Wednesday, October 8, 1997

Elizabeth Power/s BAKER was born c1813, Buffalo, NY. She married Ebenezer Sumner WASHBURN (date unknown). Family tradition is that her father was killed in ''the Buffalo Massacre." He was a baker by trade or profession, and his body was identified because he still had bread dough clinging to his hands. He had been kneading dough when the attack came. This may have been the attack on Buffalo by British and Indians during War of 1812. Her mother said to be HOAG which may be a different spelling than the original name. I need help with the BAKER and HOAG lines.

 

DWIGHT, LEAVITT, PIERCE posted by Jan Sutherlin on Thursday, October 9, 1997

Seeking further information on Harriet DWIGHT, b. June 21, 1840. Spouse, George Meacham PIERCE, b. Feb. 18, 1823, Armor, Erie, NY; d. Nov. 24, 1899, Hamburg, Erie, NY. They had 7 children--my grandmother, Bessie, b. June 22, 1877, being the youngest. She married John Pennell LEAVITT in Hamburg on June 19, 1900. Have extensive information on LEAVITT and PIERCE, but nothing on DWIGHT. All help appreciated, and I'm happy to share.

 

HAMMOND, PIERCE posted by Jan Sutherlin on Thursday, October 9, 1997

Susan HAMMOND, b. Dec. 6, 1794, Clarendon, Vermont and in 1812 m. Oliver PIERCE b. Feb. 11, 1791, W. Greenwich, RI. First child, Arnold Douglas PIERCE, b. Jan. 1, 1816, Vermont. Remaining six children all born in Erie Co. NY. Oliver d. July 22, 1874 in Hamburg. Susan d. Sept. 21, 1866 in Hamburg. Seeking information on Susan HAMMOND's ancestry--all help appreciated.

 

JOHNSON, LOWE posted by Rich Lowe on Friday, October 10, 1997

Searching for information on my great grandmother Sarah (Sadie) JOHNSON who married J. A. (John) LOWE. Their son Newton Vorice LOWE, was my grandfather. His marriage license application stated he was born Buffalo NY 25 Oct 1875. Would like to know information about Sarah JOHNSON, her siblings and parents as well as other children she may have ad.

 

JOHNSON, LOWE posted by Rich Lowe on Friday, October 10, 1997

Searching for information on my grandfather Newton Vorice LOWE, his parents and siblings. His marriage license application stated he was born Buffalo NY to J. A. (John) Lowe and Sarah JOHNSON LOWE, 25 Oct 1875. Thought to have served in Boer War in South Africa (period of war 1898-1902). May have played pro or semi-pro baseball.

 

MILLER, SMITH, STAGE posted by Eva J. Butler on Saturday, October 11, 1997

Looking for information on James STAGE b. ca. 1775 and wife Jane MILLER b.ca 1780 and son Nathan STAGE b.1801 who married Lydia Ann SMITH.

 

BAILEY, BUTLER posted by Elizabeth Deakman on Sunday, October 12, 1997

Looking for Wesley BAILEY who sold NY land before 1840 and went to Kane Co. IL probably with Lonson BUTLER and wife. Any information about either family most welcome.

 

BURREL, KUNZ posted by Helga C. Kunz on Monday, October 13, 1997

William KUNZ, born about 1853 was his son, he died in 1934, his wife's name was Maria BURREL. Willhelm KUNZ came from Mecklenburg, Germany.

 

SMITH, STARKS posted by Eva Butler on Monday, October 13, 1997

Any information wanted on Nathaniel R. STARKS and wife Hannah ? I have a deed dated 1838 for property taken from the "Tonnewanta" Reservation which has been handed down in the family. I believe they may have been the maternal ancestors of Lydia Ann SMITH. The land was sold at that date to a S. Desylva and W. Herriot.

 

ALBEE, ALLBEE, HAZARD, KING, THOMPSON posted by Vicki (Hazard) Batterton on Thursday, October 16, 1997

Researching my HAZARD, KING, and allied lines: Almira HAZARD (William) was born 22 February 1806 in Sackett's Harbor, Jefferson Co., New York, and died 29 December 1863 in Bloomfield, Waushara Co., Wisconsin. She married Enoch ALBEE about 1830 in Collins, Erie Co., New York, son of Benjamin ALLBEE and Abigail THOMPSON.

 

BROWN, BURNAP, CONN, HAZARD, HOWLAND, KING posted by Vicki (Hazard) Batterton on Thursday, October 16, 1997

Researching my HAZARD, KING, and allied lines: Phebe HAZARD (William) was born about 1797 in New York, and died 10 September 1825. She married (1) Jacob BURNAP, Sr. 25 September 1813 in Charleston, Montgomery Co., New York. She married (2) Elias VAN COURT 1814-1815 in Montgomery Co., New York, son of Michael VAN COURT and Elizabeth BROWN. Child of Phebe HAZARD and Jacob BURNAP is Jacob BURNAP, Jr., born 25 December 1813 in Charleston, Montgomery Co., New York; died 29 October 1896 in Collins, Erie Co., New York. Jacob BURNAP, Jr. (Phebe HAZARD, William) was born 25 December 1813 in Charleston, Montgomery Co., New York, and died 29 October 1896 in Collins, Erie Co., New York. He married his cousin Angeline HOWLAND before 1844 in probably Erie Co., New York, daughter of (?) CONN (or Job HOWLAND?) and Lovina HAZARD. Children of Angeline HOWLAND and Jacob BURNAP are (1) Orlina Burnap, born 1844 (2) Adella Burnap, born 1846.

 

CONN, HAZARD, HOWLAND, KING posted by Vicki (Hazard) Batterton on Thursday, October 16, 1997

Researching my HAZARD, KING, and allied lines: Lovina HAZARD (William) was born about 1793 in Montgomery Co., New York, and died after 1860. She married (1) (?) CONN before 1822. She married (2) Job HOWLAND 02 February 1823 in Charleston, Montgomery Co., New York. The known children of Lovina HAZARD are (1)William CONN, born 1810-1820. Residing in Genesee Co., NY in 1846. What happened to him? (2) Angeline HOWLAND, born 27 March 1822 in Montgomery Co., New York; died 07 November 1903 in Collins, Erie Co., New York. Angeline's death certificate says father was HOWLAND, but date of birth would indicate she was the daughter of Mr. CONN.

 

HAZARD posted by Vicki (Hazard) Batterton on Thursday, October 16, 1997

Researching my HAZARD and allied lines: William HAZARD was born about 1770 (where?), and died 27 March 1837 in Collins, Erie Co., New York. He married Lucinda (?) about 1797 (where?). Lucinda b. about 1770 in Connecticut, and died 10 January 1853 in Collins, Erie Co., New York. They resided in Montgomery Co., New York from about 1795 to about 1821 then settled in Erie Co.

 

HAZARD, HODGES, KING posted by Vicki (Hazard) Batterton on Thursday, October 16, 1997

Researching my HAZARD, KING, and allied lines: Samuel HAZARD (William) was born about 1800 in Montgomery Co., New York, and died 1875 in Collins, Erie Co., New York. He married (1) Elsie HODGES before 1834 in Erie Co., New York, daughter of John HODGES and Elcy (?). Rebecca HAZARD (William) was born 31 March 1802 in New York, and died 08 January 1879 in Leon, Cattaraugus Co., New York. She married Abraham HODGES about 1825 in Charleston, Montgomery Co., New York, son of John HODGES and Elcy (?).

 

BURNAP, CONN, HAZARD, HOWLAND, KING posted by Vicki (Hazard) Batterton on Thursday, October 16, 1997

Researching my HAZARD, KING, and allied lines: Angeline HOWLAND, daughter of Job HOWLAND & Lovina HAZARD (she may have been the daughter of a Mr. CONN?), was born 27 March 1822 in Montgomery Co., New York, and died 07 November 1903 in Collins, Erie Co., New York. She married her cousin Jacob BURNAP, Jr. before 1844 in probably Erie Co., New York, son of Jacob BURNAP and Phebe HAZARD. Children of Angeline HOWLAND and Jacob BURNAP are (1) Orlina Burnap, born 1844 (2) Adella Burnap, born 1846.

 

COBERNUS, COBERNUSS, KOBERNUS, KOBERNUSS posted by George Kobernus on Thursday, October 16, 1997

Several KOBERNUSS families immigrated to the Buffalo area between 1863-1882. Any information on these families would be appreciated. Alternative spellings: COBERNUS, COBERNUSS, KOBERNUS.

 

HAZARD, NORRIS posted by Vicki (Hazard) Batterton on Thursday, October 16, 1997

Researching my HAZARD and allied lines: Lucinda HAZARD (Samuel, William) was born about 1843 in Erie Co., New York. She married Theodore B. NORRIS 1872 in Erie Co., New York. Child of Lucinda HAZARD and Theodore NORRIS is Mabel NORRIS, born after 1872 in Erie Co., New York.

 

BROWN, BURNAP, HAZARD, KING, VANCOURT posted by Vicki (Hazard) Batterton on Thursday, October 16, 1997

Researching my HAZARD, KING, and allied lines: Phebe HAZARD (William) was born about 1797 in New York, and died 10 September 1825. She married (1) Jacob BURNAP, Sr. 25 September 1813 in Charleston, Montgomery Co., New York. She married (2) Elias VANCOURT 1814-1815 in Montgomery Co., New York, son of Michael VANCOURT and Elizabeth BROWN. Elias is noted as being an early teacher in a school at Collins Center sometime between 1826- 1830.

 

HAZARD, KING, VIALL, VIOL posted by Vicki (Hazard) Batterton on Thursday, October 16, 1997

Researching my HAZARD, KING, and allied lines: Does anyone know who the ancestors of Mary VIOL or VIALL were? They came to Niagara Co. from Danby, Rutland Co., Vermont about 1810-1811. Where is she buried? Nathan KING (Isaac, John, Clement, Clement, Ralph) was born 06 September 1753 in Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, and died 02 March 1830 in Erie Co., New York. He married Mary VIOL or VIALL (b. about 1768 d. about 1842 in Erie Co., New York) about 1787 in Rhode Island.

 

HEINZ posted by Marcia Heinz on Friday, October 17, 1997

I am looking for William HEINZ, b. 1871 in Buffalo. I do not know his father or any siblings. Looking for a direction to take in this research. I could not find him in the 1880 census. If anyone has this relative, I would like to hear from you and exchange the information I have.

 

CHALUPKA, HAUSER posted by Shirley Samels on Saturday, October 18, 1997

We have a document wherein it states (or looks as though) Frank HAUSER's surname was changed to CHALUPKA. Date of marriage: May 12, 1915. Can you help? Thanks.

 

DAVIS, HOWARD posted by Nancy Doyle Howard on Saturday, October 18, 1997

Looking for information about my grandmother. We knew her as Augusta DAVIS HOWARD. Recent information suggests her first name may have been Marian. She married James Overton HOWARD and had three children; James L., my father, Overton and Janet. Augusta was divorced from James O. and remained in the Buffalo area. We do not know if she ever remarried. My father died when I was a child and my mother lost contact with the Howards of Buffalo. James O. HOWARD moved to Corvallis, OR where he lived until his death in 1960. Any leads or contacts will be appreciated.

 

MILLER posted by William Miller on Saturday, October 18, 1997

Joseph MILLER, my grandfather, born in 18XX was the son of a French or German immigrant. He owned and operated "Miller Brothers" meat market in the Buffalo area most likely Lancaster. One of his sons was Eugene John MILLER, my father. Ted and Claria were also children.

 

BREWER posted by Elnora L. Mayfield on Sunday, October 19, 1997

Parents of Abraham BREWER B 3 Apr 1862 in Buffalo Erie Co. NY.. D 23 Jan 1928 in Genesee Co. Mi.

 

DUIKER posted by Cindy MacSuibhne on Tuesday, October 21, 1997

I am researching my grandfather's family-DUIKER-came to U.S. from Harlingen, Holland in 1916. Nicholas DUIKER died in Buffalo in the 1950's.Would love to hear from anyone with more information. Thanks.

 

DEWEY, THORNE posted by Marilyn L. Canfield on Tuesday, October 21, 1997

THORNE, John Henry was a minister at Free Methodist Church, Union Circle, sometime in the late 1890's. I would like to pin the date down, and what members of his family was with him. Son Daniel THORNE married Lydia Maude DEWEY, in 1904. The THORNES were living in Michigan in 1900.

 

HEWITT posted by Jan Huskisson on Thursday, October 23, 1997

Anyone having information on the Reuben HEWITT family living in Concord, Erie Co. 1834 please contact me. I will gladly share what little information I have.

 

BUIT posted by Sylvia Buit on Friday, October 24, 1997

Margaret BUIT ,Census 1860, Location: Buffalo 5 Ward. Does anyone know anything about her, parents, husband, place and date of birth/death?

 

AVERY, TRACY posted by Houston Tracy, Jr. on Saturday, October 25, 1997

TRACY, Charles Peter (or vice-versa) b 17 May 1802, (suspect Chenango Co.) NY, parents unknown (mother likely an AVERY, since has son by that name) married Betsey (surname unknown) b 12 Apr 1811, (?) NY. They had: Eber b 1832; Lydia Ann b 1835; Sarah M. b 1837; Edward C. b 1839; Mary Jane b 1841; Charles Avery 1844, all born (?) NY. Their last child, Phebe A. Louisa is the only one I have been able to locate a birth record in the Town records of Eden, Erie Co., NY. She was born 5 Dec 1847. I have the Family Bible of Edward TRACY and it lists complete birth dates and some death dates, but no birthplaces. AVERY may be the connecting link to the TRACY's of Connecticut back to Lieutenant Thomas TRACY. Need Charles Peter's parents to proceed! Would also like his marriage record to Betsey!

 

DOUGLAS, SMITH posted by Ann G. Smith on Sunday, October 26, 1997

Looking for any information on Mahala DOUGLAS. She married Stephen White SMITH of Collins, Erie Co., NY and had son, Frederick Douglas SMITH in 1857/58. She died in 1858-59 in Collins. Especially want information on her parents, place of birth and date of birth/death.

 

HELDMEYER, SMITH posted by Ann G. Smith on Sunday, October 26, 1997

Looking for any information on Jacob (b. 1818) and Catherine (b. 23 Apr 1822) HELDMEYER of Ostelsheim, Calw, Germany. They emigrated in 1852 and resided in North Collins, Erie County, NY. They had several children: Jacob (b. 1845), Delia (b. 1849), Riga (b. 1851), Mary (b. 1853), Ella R. (b. 22 July 1855), William (b.1861), and Caroline "Carrie" (b. 1863). Jacob HELDMEYER, Jr. married Lena ?? (b. 1850) and had children Elmer (b. 1873), Eddie G. (b. 1877), Ida (b. 1877). Jacob, Jr. was a night watchman in Buffalo. Ella R. married Frederick Douglass SMITH and had 1 child, Floyd A. SMITH. I have other information about this line. Jacob, Sr.'s wife, Catherine, died 5 Nov 1907 in Buffalo, NY. At that time, she was living with her unmarried daughter, Carrie. I am looking for any information about this family, including details of Calw, Germany families, Catherine's maiden name and family, descendants of Jacob and Catherine.

 

BRUCKNAGEL, KEIFER, KIEFER, KNOPF posted by Chris Andrle on Sunday, October 26, 1997

Interested in information about Matthias or Matthew KIEFER, son of Peter KIEFER and (?) BRUCKNAGEL, who possibly married Anna Margaret KNOPF on 17 Feb 1863 in Buffalo and had a daughter Sophia.

 

CLOSE posted by Marlene Pean on Monday, October 27, 1997

Looking for any information regarding families of Joseph CLOSE, b. England about 1815, and Henry CLOSE, b. England about 1817. Both on census of 1850, Buffalo City, same household. What happened to Joseph's wife Mary and child Sarah Ann: also, Henry's wife Sarah and child William? On the 1861 Woodstock, Ontario, Canada census both men are shown with new wives and more children. Is there any way I can locate death, or any, information on the four missing people for the early 1850s in NY?

 

COONEY, GRIFFIN posted by Elaine Lambert on Tuesday, October 28, 1997

Looking for any information on Lot Malachai GRIFFIN and his wife Mary COONEY. Lot was born in Buffalo in 1857. He died there 28 Mar 1922. He was probably buried at St. Joseph's Old Cathedral Cemetery. Mary COONEY was born in Port Dalhousia, Ontario. She died in Buffalo, date unknown. Lot's mother, Mary GRIFFIN, died 18 Aug 1873 in Buffalo. Lot and Mary had five children, including my grandpa, Charles Cooney GRIFFIN, born 17 Sep 1889 in Buffalo. Any help with these people would be much appreciated!

 

RICHARDS posted by J. Richards on Tuesday, October 28, 1997

Looking for any information on Charles Hazelton RICHARDS and descendants living in Buffalo in the early 1900's.

 

AHRENS, KINN, KUENN, SCHURING posted by Harold Kuenn on Thursday, October 30, 1997

Need information on the ancestors/siblings of Charles KUENN (1/17/1851 Germany - 12/20/25) and spouse Rachel SCHURING (8/21/1857 Prussia - 4/6/20) who owned a farm on Amsdell Road, Hamburg, NY. His brothers John and William and sister Caroline (AHRENS) spelled the name KINN and lived in the Lake View, Angola, Evans area I believe. Any information (date of birth, marriage, immigration, from where in Germany, and death) on their father John KUENN (or KINN) and spouse would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

 

DEMONT, WELCH posted by Catherine Welch-Ryan on Friday, October 31, 1997

Looking for any information on Robert L. DEMONT, 1882-1967, of Buffalo, NY, who died in Regency Rest Home, buried in Lancaster, NY. Also for wife Alice (WELCH) DEMONT, 1884 - (?), buried where?


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