Erie County, New York

Posted Queries for February 1998

COOK posted by Frank Courtney on Sunday, February 1, 1998

Seeking any information on John N. COOK of Buffalo, NY. He was born about 1989 in Toledo. OH and died in Buffalo. NY in the 1960s. His brother was George T. COOK, born 1897 in Toledo, OH and died 1975 in Preston, MD. Father of John and George was Thomas COOK. I have no further information on Thomas COOK. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Frank Courtney, Annapolis, MD.

HATCH posted by Dean Hatch on Wednesday, February 4, 1998

I am looking for any information on Jason HATCH. Believed to have lived in Amherst NY before moving to Erie Co., PA. Jason HATCH listed on the 1820 census in Amherst, Niagara Co., NY (now Erie Co.). Would possibly been listed w/wife Joanna and Son Newman Versil HATCH b:1815 in NY.

CRAWFORD posted by Donna Barnes on Thursday, February 5, 1998

Hubert CRAWFORD, African-American artist-painted a mural in the officers club at Fort Niagara. Need information as we (Niagara County) are trying to preserve to murals. Need date of death, burial place etc. Any data welcome. Reply to Niagara County Historian, 139 Niagara St. Lockport NY 14094. Thank you.

TOY posted by Edward T Toy on Sunday, February 8, 1998

Looking for information on the TOY family that lived in the Buffalo area in the 1850's & 1860's Possibly several members of the family served in New York units during the civil war. Any information on the family would help.

DAVIS, NEYMAN posted by Robert Sweeney on Monday, February 9, 1998

Looking for DAVIS of Lackawanna, NY. My Aunt told me we had relatives that owned a restaurant or soda shop in Lackawanna, NY. Related to the NEYMAN family who lived in Scranton, PA.

KRAMER, NEIMAN, NEYMAN, NYMAN posted by Robert Sweeney on Monday, February 9, 1998

Looking for descendants of John NEYMAN born 1880 in Scranton, PA & died Dec. 31, 1960 or 1961 in Buffalo or Lackawanna, NY. His parents were Henry & Matilda KRAMER NEYMAN.

ULRICH posted by Bebe Ulrich on Thursday, February 12, 1998

John Daniel and Margaret ULRICH lived in Alden from at least 1850-1860. At that point they have been lost to researchers. Children in family: Frederick J, John Henry, Charles Philip, Susan, Esther, and Eden. Any help or information connecting to these families would be appreciated. I can exchange information.

BANKS posted by Karen on Friday, February 13, 1998

I live in California and I am unable to travel to NY. I would like a copy of my fathers obituary from the Buffalo News His date of death was DEC 27th or 28. Full name George BANKS Jr.

BAKER, CHASE posted by Ruth on Friday, February 13, 1998

Looking for any information on Ambrose CHASE (b ca 1790-1800), his wife Phil/Philla?, their son John B (b 1832). Family was living in Erie county ca 1832. Ambrose originally from Rhode Island. Family previously lived in PA & Ohio. John m Martha BAKER in 1852 in Wisconsin. Thanks!

ZURBRICK, ZURBRUCK posted by Linda Zurbrick O'Halloran on Saturday, February 14, 1998

Interested in finding others researching the name ZURBRICK in the USA, esp. Erie county, NY, and ZURBRUCK in Alsace-Lorraine, FR. I have a good deal of information to share.

CAVANAUGH, LEWIS posted by Charles Franz on Saturday, February 14, 1998

Would like information on, or speak to relatives of the following people. Anna CAVANAUGH, Mrs. Catherine (LEWIS) CAVANAUGH, Margaret CAVANAUGH, William CAVANAUGH, Harold CAVANAUGH, and Martin CAVANAUGH. They all resided at 128 Dearborn St., Buffalo, N.Y., from 1916-1920. Catherine was married to James Patrick CAVANAUGH, who wos born in Jackson, Mich., between 1870-1880. He died sometime prior to 1910, I think in the Ft. Erie/ Buffalo area. William, Harold, Margaret, and Martin were all siblings. Catherine was still alive in 1933, when Harold died. Any help greatly appreciated.

KELLEY, KELLY, NORTHRUP posted by Vicky Stozich on Saturday, February 14, 1998

Need information on Hannah (Hopey) KELLY. She married John NORTHRUP and he died in Hamburg, NY on Mar. 3, 1847. I need b. and d. dates for her and also her parents. Basically all I have is her name and husbands name so any information helps a lot. Thank you.

CLARK, HOPEY, KELLEY, NORTHRUP posted by Vicky Stozich on Saturday, February 14, 1998

Searching for John NORTHRUP b. ca 1769 d. Mar 3, 1847 in Hamburg, NY. He m. Hannah (HOPEY) KELLEY. Had the following children: William, George, Hannah, Benjamin, John, Thayer, Joseph, Stephen. I descend through George. I need b. and d. dates for John and Hannah and son George. George m. Hannah CLARK - need marriage date. They moved to Erie Co. OH and Geo. d. there in 1852. Any help appreciated. Vicky Stozich.

COLBY posted by Tiffany Ring-Mulroy on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Searching for parentage of John, Herman and Urdix Stillman COLBY. Urdix was born 1-1-1830. John and Herman came to Houston county, Minnesota in 1856, and Urdix is known to have been in Minnesota by at least 1858. The census records for Urdix show his parents as born in Denmark. Thanks!

DIERDORF, SPRIECH posted by Mac McDonald on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Attempting to get information on the DIERDORF family who were in the Buffalo area in 1891. Frederick DIERDORF and Adelaide SPRIECH of Prussia sailed over to that area. They had Al b. 1878, Joseph b. 1881, Marnie b. 1884, Della b. 1886, Fred b. 1889, Henrietta Johanna born 07-02-1891 in Buffalo, Bill b. 1893, Anna b. 1895, and Frank b. 1897. I know for sure only where Henrietta was born. I do not know when they arrived in the area. Fred died in 1970 in Rochester, and Joseph in 1964 somewhere in New York. Any family members or any one researching this family, please advise. Thanks a million.

ARMON, DAVIS, ROGERS posted by Arthur H. Lucia on Monday, February 16, 1998

Any information. From Corinth, Orange Co., Vermont, to Holland Twp, Erie Co., NY, circa. 1817, Simeon and Eunice(ROGERS)DAVIS, SR, with son Simeon and Betsie (ARMON) DAVIS, JR. They moved to Arcade (was China) Wyoming Co., NY, circa. 1823.

ARMON, DAVIS, MEAD posted by Arthur H. Lucia on Monday, February 16, 1998

Any information on Ezra MEAD, b. ca., 1825 Erie Co., or Genesee Co., NY. Married ca. 1846 Arcade,(was China) Twp, Wyoming Co., NY, to Luisa DAVIS, 1827-1909, daughter of Simeon and Betsie (ARMON) DAVIS.

HAYNES posted by Anne Pratt Slatin on Thursday, February 19, 1998

Looking for any information on Moses HAYNES who bought land in Erie County in the 1830's from the Holland Land Company.

ABBOTT, CORSON posted by Perry Abbott on Friday, February 20, 1998

I am trying to find information on my g-g-great grandfather John S. ABBOTT. The last name may have been spelled with only one "t". The middle name may be Sewell. The information that I have is that he was from Herkimer Co., NY. His first or second child was Loyal Chauncey Abbott, who was born February 3, 1826 in NY and died October 1,1897 in Vinton, IA. Loyal may have been born in either Herkimer Co., NY or Erie Co., NY. Considering the date of Loyal's birth John must have been born in the late 1700's or early 1800's. His wife's name was Lucinda (maiden name Corson). They moved to Erie Co. NY between 1826 and 1835. They then moved to Lucas Co., Ohio in 1838. John died in Lucas Co., Ohio in about 1856. I do not know when Lucinda died.

MCARTHUR posted by Richard L. Hill on Friday, February 20, 1998

My uncle is Ronald N. MCARTHUR, born 2/20/1909 in Ransomville, NY. His father was Nelson J. MCARTHUR, born 2/20/1887 in Buffalo. I'm trying to find Nelson's parents. We know they owned McArthur's Confectionery on one of the main streets of Buffalo during the mid to late 1800's and possibly beyond. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I want to find this connection while Ron is still alive. Thank you.

BELLOW, HAMEL, NATHAN posted by Su Jacobsen on Saturday, February 21, 1998

Seeking any information on family of John BELLOW Sr. Born Jean HAMEL in Quebec in 1789, fled at age 14 to New York, supposedly settling in Holland. Married Mary NATHAN of London. Several children said to have been born in Holland, NY, up to about 1824, when family moved to New Orleans.

DUNN, GRIFFIN, MURPHY posted by Laura Griffin on Saturday, February 21, 1998

Looking for any information on Nora MURPHY, b Ire 1856. Came to Buffalo probably as a domestic. Sister Kate married a DUNN in Buffalo; brothers: Jack and Mike. Married Patrick GRIFFIN 1890's, probably St. Bridgets' Parish--1st Ward. Any information would be appreciated!

BELLOW, NATHAN, NEWTON posted by Su Jacobsen on Saturday, February 21, 1998

Seeking any information on NATHAN family, including Mary NATHAN who married John BELLOW, supposedly in Holland, NY, ca 1817. NATHAN family sometimes known as NEWTON. Connections to London, Amsterdam, New Orleans.

NATHAN, NEWTON posted by Su Jacobsen on Saturday, February 21, 1998

Seeking any information on NATHAN family, formerly of Holland, NY. Male members often used the surname NEWTON. Time frame 1815-1830. Connections to London, Amsterdam, New Orleans.

METZEN posted by Diane Sheppard on Sunday, February 22, 1998

Dr. John METZEN, M.D. was my grandfather. His wife was Charolette. Practice/residence was located on West Delevan Avenue, Buffalo. Any information appreciated.

CUMMINGS, LYDIA, RANDALL posted by Barry C.K. Moravek on Sunday, February 22, 1998

RANDALL, LYDIA b. 4 Mar 1785 d. 4 Nov 1835 in Clarence Center, Erie Co., New York. Second wife of Stephen CUMMINGS, Jr. he b. 23 Oct 1772 in Coventry, Kent Co., RI. Resided in Pownal, Bennington Co., Vt. and Otsego Co., NY where he prob. married Lydia. He died 3 June 1850 Clarence Center, Erie Co., NY. Lydia & Stephen's children: f CUMMINGS. b. about 1804. Simeon RANDALL CUMMINGS b. 11 Feb 1808 d 8 Jul 1853. Lewis, Hartson Wead, Marietta, Eli E. and Stephen F. CUMMINGS. Would appreciate hearing from anyone with information on this line.

SCHWENK, SWENCK, SWENK posted by Jim Lindell and Shauna Swenk on Sunday, February 22, 1998

I am looking for any information on the SWENK line in Erie County. I have found a Phillip SWENK in the 1850's and would like to talk to anyone with that surname or any of the above surnames.

BOAR, ROESSEL, RUSSEL posted by Tami Froelich on Tuesday, February 24, 1998

Looking for the family of Henry ROESSEL/RUSSEL and Elizabeth BOAR. Lived in Buffalo, and Lancaster 1835-1860. Had three son, Henry Jr., George and Jacob plus daughters Lena and Elizabeth. Family was German-speaking French Evangelical Lutherans.

TOWERS, TRIMBLE posted by Bruce Towers on Tuesday, February 24, 1998

Frederick TOWERS was born in Calais, Maine circa 1848, married Amy A. TRIMBLE. Sometime in the 1880's they moved to Cameron County, PA. They had one son who apparently was born and died in infancy in Driftwood or Sterling, PA. I have reason to believe they may have relocated to Erie County. Any information would be helpful.

EISENHARDT posted by Ronald A. Link Jr. on Wednesday, February 25, 1998

My maternal grandfather, his father's name was Frank EISENHARDT. Query: Are there any records prior to these on my mother's family history?

HOLMES, JOHNSON posted by Noel Beddow Marcy on Friday, February 27, 1998

Almon E. Johnson was born in Buffalo 1838 to Orrin and Elizabeth (HOLMES) JOHNSON. Orrin and Elizabeth went to SW WI shortly afterwards. Did Almon have any siblings? Did Orrin's family stay in Buffalo? Only time will tell. Any information gratefully received.

CANFIELD posted by Marilyn L. Canfield on Saturday, February 28, 1998

CANFIELD, Looking for information on Emmett CANFIELD living in Erie Co in 1900'S . Information on any Canfields living in Erie Co. in 1800-1900's will be appreciated.

LIEBERMAN posted by Susan Lieberman Solomon on Saturday, February 28, 1998

Rose and Isadore LIEBERMAN, places and dates of birth, naturalization dates, dates of death.

PERRY posted by Susan Lieberman Solomon on Saturday, February 28, 1998

Erma Ada PERRY (parents changed from PADRATZIK, I think), date of marriage to Samuel Lawrence LIEBERMAN, in Buffalo, 1938 or 1939.

PERRY posted by Susan Lieberman Solomon on Saturday, February 28, 1998

Jennie and Samuel Perry, dates of birth, places of birth, naturalization dates, and names, birth dates and birth places of children.

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