Erie County, New York

Posted Queries for December 1997

ODENWALD posted by Dorothy Wais on Monday, December 1, 1997

Henry ODENWALD, Lancaster, NY & Buffalo, NY Area - Looking for information on his art work and stained glass work in churches. Possibly something in an archive which will give me history. Registration for artists? He died around 1959, born around 1900.

SEITH posted by Bill Wetsel on Monday, December 1, 1997

Martin and Walter SEITH lived in the Eden area of Erie Co. I believe there are SEITH'S buried in the Eden area.

STEEB posted by Kristin Steeb Glatz on Monday, December 1, 1997

I Would like to know when and where my ancestor, Christian STEEB came from in Germany, and when he came over. What can you tell me about him? Thank you.

ALLEN, ENGLISH posted by Judy Slager on Wednesday, December 3, 1997

Dr. Daniel ALLEN was a practicing physician in Hamburg, Erie Co. NY in 1810. He went with his wife Olive ENGLISH (b. Cornwallis, Annapolis, Nova Scotia in 1782, d 1864) and his son Lucius to Walworth Co., Wisconsin in 1838's where they both entered land from the government (in 1839 and 1840). Want more information on Daniel, where was he born, who were his parents, where did he get his medical education, when and where were they married, and after he sold his land to his son did he die (1859) in Wisconsin or did he return to NY?

HILL, RYERSE posted by Ann Rooker on Friday, December 5, 1997

My Grandfather Eugene LaFayette HILL was born 24 Mar 1902 Buffalo, NY. I would like to obtain a birth certificate but still unsure where to send for it. Mother Mayme Mary RYERSE b 11 Jun 1882 Ont. Canada, Father Harold HILL born possibly in Salem, OR. Two other children were Jessie Mae HILL born 16 Apr 1904 Buffalo NY and Milton Harod HILL 28 Sep 1908 Buffalo NY.

RUNYAN, RUNYON posted by Kami on Saturday, December 6, 1997

Looking for *any* information on RUNYON or RUNYAN families from Erie Co. or anywhere else in NY State during any time period. Please help!

AUBE, SHACKLETON posted by TS Whitworth on Saturday, December 6, 1997

In search of roots of James, immigrant from W. Yorkshire. Need information on his entry to US. He applied for citizenship in 1846 in NYC; settled in Buffalo, NY by '47, where he lived 'till death in 1892. Married Jane Ann AUBE.

SOMMER posted by Brett M. Sommer on Saturday, December 6, 1997

Looking for descendants of Andreas (Andrew) and Mathilda SOMMER who settled in Cheektowaga in 1849. 5 Children John Frederick (Fred), Ludwig Wilhelm (Louis),Anna Marie, Mathilda, and Karl August. I am looking for descendants through the line of John Frederick.

HOOVER posted by Robert C. Hoover, Jr. on Sunday, December 7, 1997

I'm looking for any information regarding the business and Masonic (Freemasonry) career of Jay Frank (also known as John Franklin) HOOVER who originally came from WV around the turn of the century. Associated with Hoover and Strong, Co. Also any information about William Ray ("Mike") HOOVER.

SCHROETER, VOGHT posted by John Schroeter Jr. on Sunday, December 7, 1997

Henry SCHROETER and wife Christina VOGHT arrived Buffalo from Germany 1885. Children; Ann, Lydia, Ernest, Charles, Otto, Louis. Henry deceased 1904, Christina 1905. Looking for birthplace of Henry and four older children. Also looking for whereabouts of Louis' children. Please refer any information to my friend at the following address.

CHENEY, PHILLIPS posted by Margaret E. Goode on Monday, December 8, 1997

Need the marriage place of Alton Silas CHENEY to Helen Mary PHILLIPS 19 Nov 1939. He was born in Dichinson Center, Franklin NY.

CLARK, WOOLIVAR posted by Gail Brown on Monday, December 8, 1997

William CLARK, b. about 1808 NH, and his brother Bradford, b. about 1802 NH, went to Buffalo about 1825-1830. William was married to Susan WOOLIVAR, and they had John, Bradford, Charles, Pierce, and Catherine. Bradford was married to ? and had Carrie, George, Alfred, and William. I'm looking for their father Daniel CLARK and wife Betsy, all of whose children left NH about the same time; but I don't know why or what happened to Daniel and Betsy. William and Bradford were millwrights.

BEAL, CRAMER, CRAMMER posted by Marlene Murphy on Tuesday, December 9, 1997

Need information on Nancy CRAMMER or CRAMER, wife of Bernard BEAL, who resided in Collins, Erie County 1830-1836.

BURGOYNE, MCCOLLIN, MCGOWEN posted by Larry Snyder on Tuesday, December 9, 1997

Looking for information on John MCGOWEN who came from Scotland after 1818 and settled in Buffalo. Wife was Katherine MCCOLLIN or BURGOYNE, not sure which. They had a son Edward J. MCGOWEN who later moved to Port Huron, MI. Katherine lived to be 106 and died about 1871 in Port Huron.

KELBERER, ROLLER posted by John Brothers on Tuesday, December 9, 1997

Am looking for information/descendants re: William ROLLER and several other Rollers interred in Forest Lawn. Understand that a ROLLER used to work for the News during the 1800's. My great-grandmother was a Roller and I believe her aunt married a Christopher KELBERER. I'm told the KELBERER's used to run some cattle yards down on William Street.

KELLY posted by Don Long on Wednesday, December 10, 1997

Seeking descendants of Arthur KELLY, b. 6/19/1893, d. 9/1966 Grand Island, NY. He is the son of George W. KELLY 1860-1913 Buried at Galeton, Pa and Gussie KELLY . Had siblings: Irene, Charles, Mae, and Marguriet.

CLAK, SLY, SLYE posted by Rose Raab on Wednesday, December 10, 1997

I am looking for information on John Cyrus SLY b. July 4 1827 Erie Co. N.Y. d. 1898 St. Johns MI m. Lydia & Amanda Candise CLAK. Need to know his parents names, dates & places also his siblings. Thanks.

CHRISTMAS, GOODKOOP posted by Cindy Sloan on Thursday, December 11, 1997

Searching for information regarding Alma (CHRISTMAS) GOODKOOP. According to her father's obituary (dated 30 Sep 1941-Miami Herald, Miami, Florida); Alma was living in Mt. Vernon, NY. Seeking any information on this person and/or her descendants. (Even looking in an old city directory might yield some clues as to her residence and spouse's name and would be greatly appreciated!) Would love to know the name of her spouse and when/where they were married. I can only guess they probably married between 1935-1941. I live in Florida so research in NY for me is very difficult. Please help! Will gladly trade for Florida research. (I live in the greater Tampa/St. Petersburg area.)

LEDDEN posted by Betty Merle on Thursday, December 11, 1997

Looking for any LEDDENS in Erie County prior to 1855.

CARPENTER, CRAIN, CRANE posted by Forrest Crain on Saturday, December 13, 1997

Seeking any information on a Samuel CRAIN (CRANE) living in Erie County in the early 1800s. US census list him as living in:1820-1850 - Wales, 1860 - Elma. Also, information on his wife: Lucinda or Nettie CARPENTER, son Franklin. Other children are believed to include: 3-4 sons (names unknown) and daughters: Harriet, Sophia, & Elvira. Also, son of Franklin was Bruce, born Oct 1862 in East Elma. Any information would be appreciated.

RICH, SAVAGE posted by Jackie Savage Marshall on Tuesday, December 16, 1997

I'm looking for information about Henry & Cheritty SAVAGE. Henry was b 1800 in Cayuga Co., NY the son of James and Bathsheba RICH SAVAGE. He married Cherrity about 1829 and settled in Alden, Erie Co., NY. They are in the 1850 census there with two daughters, Cornelia SAVAGE b. about 1830 and Maria SAVAGE b. about 1832. Any help is welcome! Thank you.

BRAUER, DISSE, HACHMAN, PEARMAN posted by Peggy Disse Stellmach on Wednesday, December 17, 1997

Searching for information about John Frederick DISSE, in 1850, 1860 and 1870 Buffalo census. Father of Amalia, Hannah, Ida, Frances, Emma Regine and William Frederick. Husband of Amalia, Mary HACHMAN, and Mary PEARMAN. Looking for BRAUER family, descendants of Emma Regine DISSE and Frederick BRAUER. John Frederick moved to Minnesota about 1874 with son William. Amalia, Hannah, Ida, and Frances went to Montana. Emma stayed in Buffalo, N. Tonawanda. Please contact me.

MORRIS posted by William A. Brolley on Friday, December 19, 1997

Mr. Thomas MORRIS was an Erie County Notary Public. I purchased his lead seal at a Flea Market in 1970. I am interested in finding out the time period in which he was a Erie County Notary. I am also interested in finding out if he still has family in the area. Thank you in advance for any information you can provide.

DLUZEN, KSIAZEK, PASTULA posted by Bob Postula on Saturday, December 20, 1997

Jakub PASTULA, emigrated to the US twice. Both times were to the Western New York area. The first time was in 1902, where he married Rozali DLUZEN, in 1905 at West Seneca, NY. The second time was in 1912, when he was said to be joining his Brother-in-law Ludwik KSIAZEK at Lackawanna, NY. This was the last information available on Jakub as he then disappeared.

BURGER, HERZOG, NICHOLS posted by Sharon Nichols on Sunday, December 21, 1997

Looking for the date of death for Ada (Adaline) NICHOLS. She was born 1845. In 1907 she was living in Buffalo maybe with her daughter Nellie BURGER or daughter Inez HERZOG. Thank you.

BRAUN, ZIMMER posted by Mary Dunsirn on Monday, December 22, 1997

John BRAUN & wife, Maria ZIMMER have children baptized at St. Louis Parish in Buffalo in 1838, 1841, 1843 & 1847. By 1852, they have moved to Fond du Lac Wisconsin. Family story claims they were from Luxembourg and the city of Trier. Searching for any information on this family. Thanks in advance for any help this query may provide.

PAYNE posted by Robert B. Payne on Monday, December 22, 1997

Looking for grandfather, Lawrence PAYNE. Born in Boston, Erie County, NY.

JESSUP, SMITH posted by Susan Bemiller on Tuesday, December 23, 1997

I am searching for information on my Grandmother Geraldine Marie SMITH. She was living in the area of Lackawanna New York. She was married and had a child, a boy. SMITH was her maiden name and she was from Benezette, (Elk County) PA. She left the area in 1929 or 1928 and moved back to Emporium, (Cameron County) PA - here she meet my Grandfather Charles JESSUP. They were married in 1930 and he adopted her son, his name was William JESSUP.

BLISS posted by Sthompson on Wednesday, December 24, 1997

Seeking the time the BLISS Brothers, photographers, were in business in Buffalo, NY. Have a unidentified picture taken there of a family member. Need time frame to help identify.

CANNADY, STORUM posted by Jane L. Beecher on Wednesday, December 24, 1997

I am looking for information concerning William and Mary Ann CANNADY STORUM who had several children. I am interested in particular in James STORUM (Professor) born March 31, 1844 in Buffalo. Graduated from Oberlin College and taught in Washington, DC schools. Was instrumental in the formation of the University of Virginia, where a building was named for him.

LAPARL, LEPERALL posted by P. Wessling on Thursday, December 25, 1997

Seeking information on John LAPARL family lived Lancaster, New York, Erie County. 1838 first record died in Lancaster 1865. Child Ambrose LAPARL lived in Buffalo, New York.

BRACE, UPTON posted by Ronald M. Upton on Friday, December 26, 1997

I am looking for information on Emily BRACE who married Horace UPTON. Emily BRACE was born in 1829 in Erie County, New York 12 miles from city of Old Buffalo.

CONNORS posted by Lynn Delevan Connors on Friday, December 26, 1997

Looking for brothers of Patrick D. CONNORS. Brothers were Ed, Cyril, sisters were Agnes and Mary.

FOX, HULL, REAM posted by Alan Schlosser on Friday, December 26, 1997

Searching for the burial place of Salmon HULL who "died in Erie County." He was born in 1769 in CT and was married to Aletha FOX. His son David Buell HULL became an early builder in Buffalo about 1830's with his brother-in-law Valentine REAM. Thanks.

GOULD, HULL posted by Gary Skillin on Friday, December 26, 1997

I am looking for any information on a Madison GOULD, he was born about 1838 in Holland, Erie, NY. He married Jane Ester HULL, she was born 12 Aug 1838. I need any kind of Pedigree information you may have. His father was John GOULD no information on him. Any information would be helpful. Thank You.

LAZELL, MOSHER posted by June Marcus on Friday, December 26, 1997

MOSHER, William L. I am looking for information on William's family. He died in Collins or N. Collins May 1860. His first wife is said to be Dolly LAZELL, His son Weston is my Gr Gr Grandfather born about 1816. I am looking for William's parents and wife. Thank you for any help that you can give.

SAGE posted by Joseph Wayne Black on Saturday, December 27, 1997

I'm looking for genealogical history on Hezekiah SAGE. I understand there is a town named after him in Erie County called Sageville. He is a relative of mine from way back in the 1700's. I would love to find a family tree forward from that.

VANVOLKENBURG, VILLONE posted by Joe Cox on Monday, December 29, 1997

I am looking for family history of Lyle Daniel VANVOLKENBURG from the Buffalo area. Married to Laverna Elberta VILLONE, father of Darleen and Nancy. Also seeking information on the VILLONE family as well. Thanks.

HERKEY, LEGRO, MILLER, RANDOLPH, SCHAFER posted by Scott Melendez on Wednesday, December 31, 1997

Albert J. LEGRO, the son of William and Lizzie LEGRO, was born Apr-1870 in Lockport, Niagara, NY. He married Margaret MILLER on 15-Oct-1895 in Lockport, Niagara, NY. Albert died in 1933/5? in Buffalo, Erie, NY. Children: Ella; Doris, married Lloyd RANDOLPH; Albert H., married Margaret; Blanche Margaret, b. 25-Jul-1917 in Buffalo, Erie, NY, married, first, Walter SCHAFER, second, George HERKEY Jr.; Coreen; William; and Marvin.

CROUTS, HERBER, KRANICHFELDT, LUXABARGAR, LUXENBERGER posted by Karen Borton on Wednesday, December 31, 1997

A friend of mine is looking for LUXENBERGER. Thank you. If you know this family please contact Mark Williams, PO Box 356, Edon, OH 43518 419-272-3123. Need information on Philip LUXABARGAR born 21 Sept 1818 in Prussia. In 1848 he was a citizen of Buffalo, New York. He married Anna -- in New York. She died. He then remarries to Margaret HERBER on 30 Sept 1853 in Allen Co., Indiana. She died and he remarried to Helena KRANICHFELDT on 16 Oct 1874 in Allen Co., Indiana. She died and he remarried again, to Anna CROUTS in 1893. Philip died on 29 Dec 1904 in Williams Center, Ohio.

MARDUEL posted by Natalie Rimlinger on Wednesday, December 31, 1997

I am trying to find out further information on my grandmother Louise Francois MARDUEL born 5 Jan 1899 Buffalo, New York. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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