Erie County, New York

Posted Queries for March 1998

CLEVERSLEY, EDWARD, FILSELL, THOMPSON posted by Melody Ann Pyle on Thursday, March 5, 1998

I am searching for any information on the CLEVERSLEY family. Edward Cleversley b. ? in England. Married Sarah ? born in England. They came to Buffalo in the late 1800s their Children were Stanley Russell CLEVERSLEY b. ? D. ? Married Elsie Filsell EDWARD CLEVERSLEY b. July 30, 1885 d. August 1965. Gordon CLEVERSLEY b Sept. 01, 1888, d. November 1981 in Buffalo Married ? Leo CLEVERSLEY b. December 27, 1898 d. Oct. 1986 in Calif. Married Betty? Children of Stanley and Elsie FILSELL are Edward William CLEVERSLEY b Dec 6, 1918 in Buffalo Married Erna THOMPSON in 1938, I have more but this will do to start!! If you have any information please let me know! I live in Guam and it is very hard to do research from here!

HAYES, NAVAN, TOOMEY posted by Pat Dominie on Thursday, March 5, 1998

Ella HAYES b. about 1860 d. before 1935, daughter of Michael and Mary HAYES of St. Lawrence County, married ? NAVAN, had at least one daughter Ella May. Last known in 1935 to be living in Buffalo. Interested in tracing family to tie into HAYES/TOOMEY family tree.

BLACK, MCNEIL, MCNIEL posted by Patrecia Baetsen on Friday, March 6, 1998

I am searching for information about Benjamin MCNIEL, born 1836 in Erie County; married Margaret BLACK. Any information about family members would be appreciated. Thank you.

KUEHN, PARTRIDGE posted by Don Clark on Friday, March 6, 1998

I am searching for the descendants of Fred and Clara KUEHN PARTRIDGE who resided in Buffalo, New York in 1929. The family resided in New Haven, Connecticut in 1913. Clara was the daughter of Sebastian and Eva Margaretha KUEHN who immigrated from Germany circa 1865, and settled in St. Clair County Illinois by 1870.

FEAGLES, FEGLES posted by Diana Oxenford on Saturday, March 7, 1998

FEGLES or FEAGLES. I am looking for more for information on this line. The oldest ancestor so far is John Wesley FEGLES, b: 1808 in PA and d: 1874 in Cattaraugus Co., NY. I have also found him in the 1840 census in Erie Co., NY. His second wife was named "Electa". They must have married in the very late 1830's or 1840. Are there any church records available for this area?

MANSFIELD, WILCOX posted by Shirley Lillie on Saturday, March 7, 1998

I would like to contact anyone who is researching the family of E.G. MANSFIELD and his wife Arletta Amanda WILCOX. They had children named Marjorie and Percival. Percival lived at 24 N Ashland Avenue in Buffalo. I have information to trade.

PROBASCO posted by Nora Probasco on Tuesday, March 10, 1998

I am interested in PROBASCO surname information, family trees and research. I am starting a central PROBASCO database to direct researchers to others who are researching their line. The PROBASCO's have been in Erie County since the early 1900's.

BECKWITH posted by Jeff Miller on Wednesday, March 11, 1998

Lorson BECKWITH, son of Abel BECKWITH, nephew of Thomas BECKWITH Lorson born Maria/Marla (?Marilla), NY Jul 1845. Seeking BECKWITH lineage pre-1853 when the whole extended family moved to Michigan. They came from Vermont ca. 1800.

AHRENS, FELMAN, KINN, KÜNN, LONGBINE posted by Harold Kuenn on Thursday, March 12, 1998

Seeking information on William KINN (Wilhelm KÜNN) (b. 1856 in Germany-d. 11/10/1933 in Eden, NY), married Fredericka FELMAN. John T. KINN (b. 10/6/1845 in Germany- d. 8/31/1923 in Hamburg, NY), married Mary LONGBINE in 1876. Caroline (KINN) AHRENS (b. 12/23/1859 in Germany-d. 5/24/1938 in Derby, NY), married Charles AHRENS about 1878. They came from Germany sometime in the 1870's and lived in the Hamburg/Evans/Lake View area of NY.

BINGEMAN, BINGEMANN, VETTER posted by Diana Moore on Friday, March 13, 1998

Am looking for any information on Charles William BINGEMAN b.Oct4,1846 d.Nov5,1915 married on Oct4,1866 to Anna Barbara VETTER b.July3,1847 d.Jan13,1923. They were both from Buffalo NY. Before that from Bavaria Germany. They had 7 Children Anna, Katherine, Louisa, Elizabeth, Henrietta, Charles, Lillian. If you have any information at all please email me. Thank You.

DAVIS, MOORE posted by Diana Moore on Friday, March 13, 1998

Looking for any information on Henry Perkins MOORE, born Jan 23,1835 died Feb 17,1911 was married to Lydia Ann DAVIS, no birth date but died on Jan 25,1915.They had four children that I know of. Hugh Henry, Hellen Eliza, Alice, and Hattie Belle. Would love any help at all. Thank You.

SEHNERT posted by Diana Moore on Friday, March 13, 1998

Looking for any information on the SEHNERT Name. The ones I am looking for are from Buffalo NY.

AHRENS, KINN, KUENN, STADLER posted by Harold Kuenn on Saturday, March 14, 1998

Need information on the wife of Charles AHRENS. Caroline KINN, born 12/23/1859 in Germany married Charles AHRENS about 1878. She died 5/24/1938 and had lived on Lake View Road in Hamburg, NY. Son Albert AHRENS died 5/8/73. Daughter Rachel married Frank STADLER. Caroline KINN (known as Lena) was the sister of Wilhelm KINN of Eden, John KINN and Charles KUENN of Hamburg They immigrated from Germany in the 1860-70's.

BEAULIER, ECKARD, FERRON, PANCHOT, ROBERT, UPTON posted by Frank Davis on Saturday, March 14, 1998

Christopher M. PANCHOT born Oct. 03, 1812 in Magny, France came to Buffalo in about 1834, married Charlotte ROBERT born Aug. 21, 1816 from Courbressaux, France, Christopher owned 10 acres on Clenton St. Their children were Amanda PANCHOT born about 1836, Buffalo married Joseph FERRON, Christopher Jr. born 1839 at Silver Creek, married Barbara Theresa Brooker ECKARD, Mary A. PANCHOT born 1841 in Buffalo married John BEAULIER and my G grandfather George Adloph PANCHOT born 1850 Buffalo, married in Mo. to Mary Virginia UPTON. Any information on any PANCHOT in Buffalo will be helpful, also the ROBERT Family.

BROWN, SMITH posted by Jeff Wallick on Sunday, March 15, 1998

Minerva J BROWN (b 12 May 1841 Buffalo Erie Co., m 1864/5 Erie Co.). Married a Henry SMITH. Need any information on her and her ancestors.

BROWN, SMITH posted by Jeff Wallick on Sunday, March 15, 1998

Henry SMITH (b Mar 1839 Buffalo Erie Co., m 1864/5 Erie Co.). Married a Minerva J BROWN. Need any information on him and his ancestors.

DARLAK, PLUTA posted by Terri Southgate on Monday, March 16, 1998

Am researching great-great-grandparents who lived in Buffalo between 1900-1918 then migrated to Michigan. Surname PLUTA, also DARLAK. Anyone having any inkling of these people, please respond. Thank you.

PUTZ posted by James A Hofsetz on Monday, March 16, 1998

Looking to see if Sebastian or Theresa PUTZ are buried in Clarence Center Cemetery or Clarence Fillmore Cemetery. Both were born in Germany in 1799. They are in the 1850 Clarence NY census.

VEIDERS posted by Ronald E. Veiders on Monday, March 16, 1998

Would like to know who was first over from Germany. I know as far back as Alphonse (Alfonse?). Looking for his father/mother, etc.

YOUNG posted by Colin WM Young on Tuesday, March 17, 1998

I am searching for a John Young, born Motherwell Scotland 1882, died in Buffalo New York 1968. He was a great uncle of mine. He served in the Canadian army in the Great War (possibly as an Engineer) and, later, it is rumored he managed a sanitarium in Buffalo. When he died in 1968 he was being looked after by some Catholic nuns in Buffalo. I believe he married at some time and, may even have descendants in Buffalo. Any information on this family member would be gratefully received.

BROWN posted by Wally Fydenchuk on Wednesday, March 18, 1998

George C. "Brownie" BROWN ace car salesman Buffalo-Lackawanna area 1932-52. Grandson would like to hear from anyone who remembers "Brownie" or would have photos and/or information on him. He worked for Kenmore Motors then operated his own businesses, Snider-Brown Inc., Brownies Motors and Lackawanna Motors. Please contact: Wally Fydenchuk RR1 Crediton, Ontario, CANADA NOM 1MO (519) 234-6487.

CHAMBERLAIN, HIGBY, HIGLEY, MUNN posted by Karen Mohr on Thursday, March 19, 1998

Seek information on family of Russell CHAMBERLAIN and wife Thirza / Thirzey. Russell b about 1795 Saratoga Co., NY, s/o Russell CHAMBERLAIN (bp 1759 Colchester, New London, CT) & Louisa HIGBY/HIGLEY, settled in Carlton, Genesee Co. (now Orleans Co.) and Aurora, Erie Co., NY. Ch: William b 1818 Saratoga Co., NY, m Genette MUNN; James b about 1819 Saratoga Co., NY, m Lucinda; George b about 1827 Saratoga Co., NY; Sarah Ann b Saratoga Co., NY; Eleanor b about 1833 Montgomery Co., NY; Alonzo b Aug 1836, d 15 Nov 1839 Orleans Co., NY. There might be more children. Any clues appreciated. Thank you.

BALIS, BARTHOLOMEW, CROCKER, EWER, EWERS, FRARY, HAMBLIN, LOTON, ROWLEY, STORR, TRACY posted by Cheryl Stanfield on Friday, March 20, 1998

Would like to trade information with descendants of Charles EWER, b. about 1796 Lee MA, d. 1871 Erie CO. NY m. 1820 Tompkins CO. NY Luce BARTHOLOMEW. Children: Joseph Addison b. 1821 m. Experience STORR; Mary Malvina b. 1823 d. 1896 Nebraska, m. 1847 Thomas Jefferson BALIS; William Cowper b. 1828 d. 1885 Michigan m. 1849 Sabina ROWLEY; Harriet Armanda b. 1830 m. 1851 George (TRACY? FRARY?)removed to Nebraska; Charles Alvah b. 1840; Lydia Jane b. 1843 m. 1862 William LOTON. Charles EWERS was the son of Paul EWER(S) and Susannah HAMBLIN. Who were Susannah's parents? Charles had a half brother Tillotson, son of Paul EWER(S) and Mercy CROCKER. What was the maiden name of Tillotson's wife, Hannah? Who were the parents of Mercy CROCKER?

BARNES posted by Brenda Miller on Sunday, March 22, 1998

Seeking information on any BARNES family in The Buffalo area only thing I have for sure is John BARNES who was there in 1862. Please E-Mail. Thanks.

CHURCH, DANN, HALL posted by Julia Moore on Wednesday, March 25, 1998

Mary (HALL) DANN was born about 1831 at Sackets Harbor, NY. She married a DANN and removed to Lancaster, NY according to her grandfather's (Daniel Whipple CHURCH) probate record. I believe she had a son named Henry DANN. Her parents were Thomas Saunder HALL and Dorothy CHURCH. That is all I know of the family at this time.

DANN, FORD, HALL posted by Julia Moore on Wednesday, March 25, 1998

Anna (HALL) FORD, born about 1828 at Sackets Harbor, NY married a FORD and was living in Lancaster, NY at least in 1909 when her brother William Church HALL passed away when she would have been about 81 years old. Her sister, Mary HALL DANN, also lived in Lancaster. That is all I know of the family in Lancaster at this time.

BEEBE, WILLISON posted by Gordon Mitchell on Friday, March 27, 1998

Looking for information on Henry and Catherine (WILLISON) BEEBE and their descendants. They lived in Buffalo. Catherine was born about 1890 in MI . They were married 17 Sep 1915. I understand they had a son Bud and daughter Doris.

BURNELL posted by Jim Burnell on Friday, March 27, 1998

My g-grandfather, Henry BURNELL came to the US ca. 1890 from Ireland with his two brothers. Henry and one brother went to the logging camps of central PA. The third brother allegedly headed for the Erie PA area. Hence I am searching NW PA, W NY and NE OH for a link that might enable me to trace that line. I suppose there is a possibility that the name was changed, as family lore indicates that the brothers stowed away to escape situations in Ireland. If that story sounds familiar, I would love to make contact.

BRUNNER, DOTZAUER, DOTZAUR, DOTZOUR, ELSHEIMER, GIERTZ, LAUT, LUTZ, WENGATZ posted by Linda Dotzour on Saturday, March 28, 1998

Seeking to correspond with others researching the Theodore DOTZOUR / Theodore DOTZAUER family who lived in Williamsville from circa 1865. Theodore was born in 1833 in Alsace, France. Married to Elizabeth ELSHEIMER - widow of Philip LAUT - in 1864. Children of Theodore include Louisa b. 1866; George b. 1867; Elisabeth b. 1868; Lotta b. 1871; Theodore b. 1873 marr Wilhelmina WENGATZ; Lillie b. 1875; Hatty b. 1877. Four daughters who reached adulthood married George BRUNNER, John BRUNNER, William GIERTZ and Edward LUTZ.

MICHELS posted by Ron Michels Jr on Saturday, March 28, 1998

I am looking for any information on Joseph & Katherine MICHELS. Arrived in US on July 29, 1871 in NY Harbor. Arrived with 6 children. Barbara b 1854, Susanne b 1859, Joseph b1863, Peter b 1866, John b1868, Micheal b 1871. Ship lists as Schlingham as city of origin. It is a suburb of Strasbourg in Alance Lorrane. Family is in Buffalo in 1880 Census, and Katherine is in Buffalo in 1900 census. My great-grandfather Peter moved to Detroit MI in 1903.

PRAY posted by Michele Pray on Saturday, March 28, 1998

Looking for any information about Michael O. PRAY b. 1850 in Philadelphia, Pa. and family. They moved to Hamburg area, NY about 1902. His youngest daughter was Ruth PRAY, teacher and principal of the Hamburg school from about 1925 to 1969. I'm told the school did a special presentation called "This is your Life Miss Pray" when she retired. I cannot locate a copy of that presentation anywhere. I'd like to know where Michael is buried, when he died, etc.

VALENTINE posted by Alice G. Jones on Saturday, March 28, 1998

My great-grandmother Nellie C. VALENTINE was born c1848 in Buffalo, N.Y. I am searching for her father's and mother's name. She married Feb. 2, 1868 Byron BAILEY in Cincinnati, Ohio.

TRAUTWEIN posted by Cherie Reeves Trautwein on Saturday, March 28, 1998

Looking for the parents of Wallace George TRAUTWEIN b: Oct 24 1893 in, we believe Erie County. He died Nov 1982. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

EAGAN, EAGEN, EGAN posted by Mary Lou Egan Gilman on Sunday, March 29, 1998

I'm looking for information on John E. EAGAN and Margaret Kelley EAGAN who lived in the Buffalo area in 1860. I believe their daughter, Ellen EAGAN was born in Erie County in May of 1860. I believe John and Margaret were married in this area in the late 1850s. Any information or leads welcome. These Eagans were involved in railroad construction.

CONRAD, KONTAK, LEEK posted by Danette Leek Cornman on Sunday, March 29, 1998

Interested in finding family information regarding the LEEK family from Hayden Street, South Buffalo, New York. Names researching, James A., John, Marion McCarthy, Marie (KONTAK)LEEK CONRAD, researching years 1900's until 1960's. Any information welcome.

PARSLOW, SLATER posted by L. Julian on Sunday, March 29, 1998

Looking for any/all information on Alexander PARSLOW m. Anna Elizabeth SLATER (from Boston, NY or Lancaster, NY). They once lived in Schoharie. Both b. about 1848. He died 1875 days before son William Edgar was born in Rochester, supposedly where some of mother's family live. Where are Alexander and Anna Elizabeth buried?

LEONARD posted by Marge Minardi on Tuesday, March 31, 1998

Trying to find descendants of Henry and Margaret LEONARD. Known to have 12 children, maybe more. Last known address was on Mathews St. I found Henry in the Buffalo city directory 1925 with a son Elmer and daughter Myrtle. His son Thomas was my grandfather. any help appreciated.

PITTS, WARREN posted by Brian Warren on Tuesday, March 31, 1998

Seek information on Hattie WARREN PITTS Born July 4 1884 in Lyons NY Married Charles PITTS Died April 1974 Buffalo. Any information helpful.

SCHEMBECK posted by Marge Minardi on Tuesday, March 31, 1998

Would like to talk to children, or anyone who remembers Virginia SCHEMBECK. She was my mothers cousin. Please contact me, either e-mail or regular mail. all help appreciated.

SMITH, SOVEREIGN posted by Beverly Smith Vorpahl on Tuesday, March 31, 1998

I'm looking for anyone connected with Josiah SMITH who lived in Brant, Erie, NY; d March 24, 1850; married to Ruhama SOVEREIGN; children: Warren, Charles Wesley, Josiah Warren and Ezeliel Foster.

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