Erie County, New York

Posted Queries for September 1998



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BERGFELDT, CARLSON, HAGAN, OLSON, PETERSON posted by Margie Nelson on Tuesday, September 1, 1998

I am researching my family tree with possible ties to Erie County. The surnames I am looking for are:CARLSON, PETERSON, and OLSON. My father was John W. CARLSON. His parents were: Oscar CARLSON and Anna PETERSON. Oscar's parents were:Arvid and Anna BERGFELDT CARLSON Anna's parents were:John and Mathilda PETERSON My father, John CARLSON married Myra. Myra's mother and stepfather were:Oscar OLSON and Ruby HAGAN. Anyone with information please e-mail me.

KELLY posted by Thomas Kelly on Wednesday, September 2, 1998

Seeking information on the disaster at National Starch Works in Buffalo NY 7-14-1898.Seven killed and many injured. William KELLY, engineer age 40 was killed in the explosion. Wife:Celine/Lena.Any info. appreciated.

LINDOW, OTT posted by Jason Ott on Thursday, September 3, 1998

I am looking for any info [date of death, cemetery, etc] about a William LINDOW, Jr. married to a Lizzie [OTT] from Toledo, Ohio. Both were born ca. 1870. Since Lizzie's brother Frank OTT's obit. mentions "Mrs. William Lindow, Jr. of Buffalo, NY" in 1934, I know that she and/or William lived there until then.

SCHULMEYER posted by Wayne M. Schulmeyer on Thursday, September 3, 1998

I'm looking for the SCHULMEYER brothers who came from Elsass-Lothringen in 1841 to the US and settled in Buffalo.

POHWAT posted by Karen Marie Plotkin on Friday, September 4, 1998

I am looking for Florence POHWAT. She was born in Buffalo, New York.

EABS, NOWN posted by Nancy Toal Gannon on Saturday, September 5, 1998

I am looking for information about John NOWN amd Eliza EABS who settled at Abbotts Corner in Erie County, NY. They came from Southampton, England in 1848 with one child. They had 12 children of which I have the name of six: Jennie, Joseph, John,Eliza, Mary Ann and William. Does anyone know this name or any of the dependents????

DOYLE, GAVIN posted by Daniel R. Gannon on Saturday, September 5, 1998

I am looking for information on William H. and Anna GAVIN DOYLE. Anna GAVIN DOYLE was born Nov.7,1840.William H.DOYLE died April 21,1893. Anna GAVIN DOYLE died Sept.1,1926. They may have lived in Erie County. Their children are as follows: Anna F. DOYLE, Nov.25,1861 to Sept 17,1863; William H. DOYLE, July 5,1865 to April 14, 1937; Francis A. DOYLE, Oct.29,1867 to Sept.18,1871;Helen Teresa DOYLE (my grandmother) Oct.23,1870 to Feb. 12,1948; Joseph V. DOYLE, May 11,1874 to Mar.24,1933; and Mary E. DOYLE, Feb5,1880,no date of death yet. William H. DOYLE and Anna GAVIN DOYLE were married in Sept. 1860. They may have lived in Buffalo.

TOAL posted by Nancy Toal Gannon on Saturday, September 5, 1998

I am looking for a Frank TOAL 1905-1920 who lived in Buffalo, came from Ireland. He may have had relatives in Batavia, NY.

CLIFFORD, RAY, WAYE posted by James C Eaton on Saturday, September 5, 1998

John CLIFFORD and Nancy RAY(WAYE) were parents of Emery CLIFFORD, b 21 Oct 1832 in Collins. A John CLIFFORD as listed in the 1860 business index for Buffalo as a plumber. This may be the same John or a son. Seeking clarification of wife's name and information of forbears.

CARTER, DUGAN, SCHABEL posted by Kerri Campbell on Saturday, September 5, 1998

I am searching for any connections to the family of John Irving CARTER, born 25 Nov 1862 Oil City, PA. He first married Mary DUGAN in Oil City, PA, where he worked for the railroad. In 1893 he moved to 175 Colgate St. Buffalo, NY and married Bertha SCHABEL. The children of this marriage were: Evelyn born 1904, Otto born 1908, John Joseph born 26 July 1910, Irving born 1914, Kathryn and Joseph. John Irving CARTER died in Buffalo 25 Aug 1937. I would like to exchange information with anyone who has any ties to this family, Thanks

CARRIGAN, GEINSTER posted by Chris Leach on Saturday, September 5, 1998

CARRIGAN, Charles, Cecil, was my great grandfather. He was possibly born in Buffalo, NY (Erie County) in 1871 and died April 2, 1954. He married Clara GEINSTER (b: Dec 27, 1882 d: Jan 3, 1967). Their children are: Bill Cecil, Marguirite, Bernetias and Lorraine Berneditte. The children were raised in the Flint, MI area. Does anyone have some more information? I am willing to exchange information. Thanks for your assistance.

MASON posted by Greg Mason on Sunday, September 6, 1998

MASON: Seeking information about decendents of Garner MASON, b. 29 June 1791, Lanesborough, Berkshire, MA: He moved to Newport, Herkimer, NY with parents in 1792. He moved to Wales, Erie Co, NY in early 1830s and farmed.

CIESLA, NUMRICK posted by Kerri Campbell on Sunday, September 6, 1998

I am searching for the ancestry of the Stanislaw CIESLA Family. Stanislaw CIESLA and wife Anna came to Buffalo about 1900 with children: Leon, Karshina, Maryane, Antmiva, Judwigar, Fihxa, and Jozy from possibly Austria or Germany, according to family bible. Leon CIESLA married Mary Magdalena NUMRICK 27 April 1901 in Buffalo. Mary was from Galicia (Poland/Russia). Their children are: Caroline, born 26 Mar 1903, Frank, born 16 Oct 1904, Mary Ann, born 12 Aug 1906, Clara, born 2 Feb 1980, Henry, born 19 Jan 1911, Leonard, born 9 Oct 1912, Helen 14 Sept 1914, Anna, born 4 Jan 1919, John, born 16 Jan 1921, Victoria, born 1922, Alfred, born 23 Spt 1924, Ted, born 28 Jan 1927, and Lottie, born 13 Jun 1939. Any connections or information would be greatly appreciated!

BARRY, GAEL, GAUL posted by Chris Barry on Sunday, September 6, 1998

I am trying to trace lost relatives last known to be living in the Buffalo , New York State area. A relative believed to be a Buffalo police officer visited my grand father in the 1950's at Gwilli Terrace , Mayhill,Swansea , Wales,United Kingdom. My grandfathers name was Michael Joseph BARRY (believed to be from Kerry in Ireland ) and my grandmother was Mary Kate BARRY (believed to be from Waterford or Killarney in Ireland ).Her maiden name was GAUL or GAEL. My father is William Michael BARRY ,one of seven children Molly,Eileen,Bridget,William,Gabriel,Michael and Theresa who died young. If you think that you might have any information that may be of use to me please reply as soon as posible , Chris Barry.

HELENBROOK, WITTER posted by Roy E. Fuller on Monday, September 7, 1998

Looking for information regarding John Bronner HELENBROOK born Feb. 20, 1839 in Buffalo, NY and married Harriet Amanda WITTER in Olean, NY. He died June 28, 1895 in Olean, NY. Looking for information regarding parents, etc.

BROWN posted by Ben Rockney on Wednesday, September 9, 1998

George BROWN was born near Niagara Falls, NY in 1791 the son of Samuel BROWN b. ca 1754 and an unknown wife. Other siblings were Samuel Jr., Rachel, and Joshua b. 1790. The family left the area for Norfolk County, Ontario in 1796 where Samuel received a crown grant of land probably as a Loyalist. Where did Samuel come from and what was the name of his wife?

, GEYER posted by Karen Mohr on Thursday, September 10, 1998

GEYER Seek info on family & descendants of Frederick W.C. GEYER (1808-1880)and his wife Margaret ____ (1813-1889) who arrived in Buffalo, NY in the 1850's with their children: Louise, Frederick Jr., Christian and Charles GEYER. There were other GEYERs already in Buffalo when they arrived. Thanks. Karen Mohr, mohr@buffnet.net

MOHR posted by Karen Mohr on Thursday, September 10, 1998

MOHR Seek info on any MOHR families in Buffalo, NY who emigrated from Germany in the mid-1850's. Thanks. Karen Mohr, mohr@buffnet.net

HIMMELE, LOTZ, MANDEL, ROSENOW, STEURWALD posted by Karen Mohr on Thursday, September 10, 1998

MANDEL Seeking descendants of Carl "Charles" Wilhelm Friedrich Johann MANDEL (1837-1880) and his wife Sophie Caroline Friedrieke ROSENOW (1842-1904). They emigrated to Buffalo from the City of Schwerin, Mecklenburg, Germany. Ch: Auguste, Louisa m STEURWALD, Heinrich, Martin m LOTZ, Hattie m HIMMELE, and Albert. Thanks. Karen Mohr, mohr@buffnet.net

DUCEY, HILL posted by Ann Hartney on Saturday, September 12, 1998

Seeking info on Adam HILL, b.circa 1821 in Ireland, d.prior to 1870, probably in Buffalo. Married Mary Ann DUCEY, also of Ireland. Had one child, Margaret Ann HILL (Maggie), born in Buffalo circa 1848. Need any further info, especially Adam HILL'S death information. Thanks!

KUEHEFUSS, KUHEFUS posted by Randy Schmitt on Sunday, September 13, 1998

Looking for info on KUHEFUS family in Buffalo. John & Mary KUHEFUS who were married in 1902 and whos children were Harold(my grandfather) and Elmer Kuhefus. Any info would be helpful. John(Jacob) and Mary were married in St Johns Lutheran Church on Hickory St in Bflo.

DIESTELMEYER, DISTELMEYER, RAU posted by Barry Hoch on Monday, September 14, 1998

I am looking for any information on an Edward DIESTELMEYER. The family name is sometimes spelled DISTELMEYER. According to the 1871 Ontario Census he was born around 1857 in Germany where he was born. He came to Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, around 1860-61. He married Carolina RAU on May 4, 1880, in Berlin, Ontario (now called Kitchener). They had a daughter, Lissette M. DIESTELMEYER, who was born Sept. 8, 1885 in Berlin, Ontario. The family moved to Buffalo at an unknown date. The last reference to Edward DIESTELMEYER comes from an obituary for his father, John Carl 'Charles' DIESTELMEYER, in 1913. It said that Edward was living in Buffalo, New York, at the time of his father's death. How long the family lived in Buffalo is not known.

UNBEHAUN posted by Unbehaun on Tuesday, September 15, 1998

Looking for any information on the UNBEHAUN families of Buffalo. Roselinde UNBEHAUN was my gggrandmother who arrived ca. 1852. I have lots of information on names ages and adressess up til the 1910's, but I am unable to put them into coherent family units! Thanks.

EGAN posted by LeeAnn Reid on Wednesday, September 16, 1998

EGAN-Looking for Egans relating to Thomas and Madeline EGAN. He was a Buffalo stockbroker.

DAVIS, GUDER, KINNIUS, KOHLER, POHLMANN posted by Brian Guder on Thursday, September 17, 1998

Searching for info on my POHLMANN lineage: 1.Christian Henry POHLMANN; born April 25, 1825 in Germany, and died April 30, 1899 in Buffalo ,NY. He married Wilhelmine last name unknown. Earliest Directory listing for him is 1855 on Grey about Batavia. Children of Christian and Wilhelmine: 2 John H. POHLMANN 1850- 1857(Buffalo, NY); 3 Louise POHLMANN 1853-; 4 Johann POHLMANN 1856- listed in the 1874 Directory; 5 Anna-Mary Elizabeth POHLMANN 11/20/1858 Buffalo- 02/02/1932 Clevelend OH; 6 Phillipp POHLMANN 1862- 1936 Buffalo NY; 7 Heinrich POHLMANN 1865- 1900 Buffalo NY; 8 Anna POHLMANN 1867-1868 Buffalo NY; 9 Caroline POHLAMNN 1868 Buffalo; 10 Charles POHLMANN 1870 Buffalo NY; 11 William POHLMANN 1873 Buffalo NY; 12 Wilhelmine POHLMANN 1877-1945 Buffalo NY; My lineage is throughmygreat great grandmother (5) Anna Mary POHLMANN KINNIUS by way of her daughter Lydia KINNIUS KOHLER; by her daughter Bertha Marie DAVIS KOHLER; by way of her daughter Jean Roberta DAVIS GUDER (my mother). Query? There are two POHLMANNs in the family plot at Holy Rest Cemetery we cant identify. William POHLMANN ( no dates known; though by City Directory we can suspect a death date circa 1859); and Catherine POHLMANN born 1813; died 1859 in Buffalo NY. Who are these POHLMANNS? What is their relationship to Chritian POHLMANN? Query? Is there any marriage info for Christian POHLMANN and wife Wilhelmina? First child born in 1850...was he born in Buffalo? Would love to continue my matrilinear line... Anyone able to help me out there?I have fairly complete family lines down from here if anyone needs them?

ROOT posted by R. Brooks Robey on Saturday, September 19, 1998

Martin Luther ROOT youngest of 9 children b. 09 Oct 1837 in Erie Co., NY ("near Buffalo"). Parents names unknown, but mother was a widow at time of death ca. 1872. Older brother Adolphis M. ROOT (b 1829 NY) "only brother living at that time". Sister Sarah ROOT (b 09 Jan 1824 NY) married 27 Nov 1848 in Warren, IL. Adolphis in Burlington, IA by 1860, where Sarah died 29 Sep 1856, so reason to suspect that they left NY by mid-1850s. M.L. enlisted Union forces in IL & by 1870 married & settled in Homer, IA. Looking for connections in Erie Co. before 1860.

CLOONEY posted by Rosemary Dailey on Saturday, September 19, 1998

CLOONEY, Patrick and Eugenia, retired and living in Hamburg NY 1972-? Trying to locate date of death and place of burial. Both were in their 80's in 1972.Patrick had done extensive genealogy research on the Clooney name, looking for family tree or where his research could be located.

BABCOCK, MILLS posted by Rolene Kiesling on Wednesday, September 23, 1998

BABCOCK, William, b. 1826; MILLS, Mary, b. 1833; BABCOCK, Susan, b. 1853; BABCOCK, Matilda, b. 1854; BABCOCK, Orrin J., b. 1858; BABCOCK, Hanson (Anson?), b.1861; BABCOCK, Hugh, b. 1866; BABCOCK, Frank, b. 1869.

AMERICA posted by John America on Wednesday, September 23, 1998

My grandfather, Matthew AMERICA, emigrated from Germany to the US between 1860-1880, married an American and they had eight children, five boys and three girls. they lived in a German-speaking neighborhood in Buffalo and some of the children attended a German-speaking grammar school. My father, Aloysius (Jack) AMERICA worked for the Larkin Co. for many years as well as the Bell Aircraft Co. I would love to hear from anyone who might happen to know anything about the "AMERICA" family.

WHITLOW posted by Arleen on Wednesday, September 23, 1998

Looking for Henry WHITLOW. Went to Buffalo to work in pottery, leaving Beaver Co., PA about 1900. Thought to have died there mid 1940's. Born Germany abt 1860. Naturalized PA.

HOLMAN posted by Carol-Jean Boevers on Wednesday, September 23, 1998

Abel HOLMAN, Concord, Erie Co., believed died 1866. 13 Children, Son Reuben and widow Electra (?) moved to Buffalo, then to Minnesota in 1871.

BORST posted by James Cross on Friday, September 25, 1998

Seeking information on family of Andrew BORST, lifelong resident of Buffalo, born Nov 1858, wife Catherine (maiden name unknown). Children Catherine Jul 1878, John Apr 1880, Margaret Dec 1881, Andrew Mar 1887 (two others per 1900 census). Seeking birth records, marriage records and death records. Especially interested in the identy of Andrew's parents who were born in Bavaria.

BECK, FROST posted by Charles R. Leitzell on Monday, September 28, 1998

FROST Family, Buffalo, NY: Looking for descendants of Henry Jefferson FROST (1833-1908) and Catherine BECK (1843-1919). My grandfather, Walter Henry FROST, born Buffalo, 1876, died Chicago, 1948, had sister Emma "Dolly", and brothers, James and Arthur living in Buffalo c.1910. Would like to correspond with anyone who has information about this family.

KENNEDY posted by Bill Kennedy on Wednesday, September 30, 1998

Looking for record of probated will and/or copy for John T. KENNEDY, born 11/16/1907 probably filed in late 1978 or early 1979


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