Erie County, New York

Posted Queries for October 1998

MURPHEY, MURPHY posted by Thomas D. Santa Cruz on Friday, October 2, 1998

I am looking for information about Henry Peter MURPHY. He was born in Buffalo, Niagara County, New York on November 13, 1810. He was the youngest of 13 children. They family moved to Fort Dearborn (Chicago) a few years after his birth. In the 1810 US Census of New York, Niagara County in the village of Buffalo there is listed a J. MURPHEY family. That remains my only strong link other than his Civil War service record which identifies his birth place.

BRUMM, HEFT posted by Kathy Sheldon on Sunday, October 4, 1998

I am interested in securing a marriage license for my g-grandparents: Christ BRUMM and Augusta (HEFT) married in 1874 (possibly December 23) in Tonawanda, New York. He may be listed as Christian or Christopher. While in New York they had a son, Charles, born in 1876. Christ may have been a barber in Tonawanda during this time. Thanks in advance for any assistance you may give.

BYRNE, LEE posted by Carol Byrne on Sunday, October 4, 1998

I need an obituary for Captain John BYRNE who died on April 29, 1902. He was a Great Lakes captain and lived on Baynes Street in Buffalo. He was married to Jane and had a daughter Elizabeth. After Jane died Elizabeth was raised by her aunt Mrs. Anna LEE.

HARVEY, STREETER posted by Carolyn Kemp on Tuesday, October 6, 1998

HARVEY/STREETER, William HARVEY & wife, Jane STREETER, were on the 1850 Erie Co., census, living in Colden. Had several children listed, one, Electa Jane, is my g-g-grm. Anyone searching this family?

HARVEY, STREETER posted by Carolyn Kemp on Tuesday, October 6, 1998

HARVEY/STREETER, William HARVEY & wife, Jane STREETER, were on the 1850 Erie Co., census, living in Colden. Had several children listed, one, Electa Jane, is my g-g-grm. Anyone searching this family?

IMBODY, KUNSELMAN, WHITLING posted by Carol Whitling on Wednesday, October 7, 1998


ROZO posted by Sarah Neuhart on Wednesday, October 7, 1998

I am interested in any info anyone may have on James Milian ROZO DOB 10/18/48. He is a POW / MIA of Vietnam. Please contact me via e mail or postal address.

ZIEGLER posted by Sharon Read on Thursday, October 8, 1998

I am searching for Casper ZIEGLER and his family who lived in Erie County, Hamburg, and Angola New York, from 1860's to the 1930's. Casper and his wife Mary came to Hamburg, NY in the early 1860's settled there with their three children, Casper John, Phillip Henry, Elizabeth, (married Joseph Froehley 7/3/1866,d.5/2/1929 in Angola NY) had three more children born in NY, Magdalany, b.4/26/1849 d.2/3/1859 in Evans NY, Wendel b.1/9/1853 d.5/12/1865 and Mary Dorothy b.3/16/1855 in Evans Ny. I would like to communicate with anyone who might be researching this family....this is my family line. Am interested where these people might be buried. Have written note that says Wendel may be buried in the Brant Cememtery. I am in Washington State, and may never get to NY, so need help on these people. The youngest child,Mary Dorothy Ziegler was my g-grandmother, she married my g-grandfather Charles Rufus Lee in Evans, NY on 2/10/1875. Have not been able to find a marriage needed... The family owned property in Hamburg and Angola...where do you research old property records there....?? Thanks..

CHAPMAN, PLETCHER posted by Moira Jane Shanahan Hadjiyiasemi on Saturday, October 10, 1998

I am looking for any information on my grgrgrgrandmother Emily CHAPMAN married to Jacob PLETCHER in the 1840's. She and family members are buried in the Witmer Cemetery in Niagara. She was still alive in 1905 but not sure when she died. I have the list of tomb inscriptions for her infant sons who died and are buried in Witmer but not for her or her husband. Looking for any information on the Chapman family or Pletcher family.

DRAY posted by Donna Dray-Flynn on Sunday, October 11, 1998

I am interested in finding anyone with the surname of DRAY located in Buffalo New York and Erie county. My father's name is Thomas Edward DRAY b Aug 11, 1902. His father is James DRAY born about 1870 in Buffalo NY and was married to Mary Broderick-Dray. I am interested in siblings of James DRAY and any links to James's parents.

BARTON, BRENNAN, DOUGHERTY posted by Stephen Belin on Sunday, October 11, 1998

Looking for any information on Mrs. Thomas BARTON, nee BRENNAN. She was living in Buffalo NY in March 1925. She attended the funeral of her brother John in Houtzdale, Clearfield County, PA at that time. She also had brothers James and Thomas. She had a sister Mrs Thomas DOUGHERTY who was living in Plymouth, Luzerne County, PA in 1925.

BARNHART posted by Rose Marie Giambra on Sunday, October 11, 1998

BARNHART Looking for a burial place for a John BARNHART in the mid 1830's possibly in Amherst or Clarence area. Son Jeremiah was born in Clarence in 1832. John resided in Amherst in the 1830 census.

FOSTER, SHIRLEY posted by Sue Olson on Monday, October 12, 1998

I am seeking information on Effie SHIRLEY who married George FOSTER around 1915. They lived in Buffalo.

COSTERLING, DEKAY, DEVUIJST, DEVYOST, FAAS, LAGASSE posted by Tom Jenkins on Thursday, October 15, 1998

need information on DEVUIJST/DEVYOST family. abraham DEVUIJST/DEVYOST m-marie LAGASSE in Erie Co. There children were: peter b-1891, d-1940, m-marie FAAS; jacob, m-lavin DEKAY and josina, m-ldrian COSTERLING. The children of peter and marie were: Nelly M, jacob p and mary.

BEAVER, THEOBALD posted by Dick Dellert on Friday, October 16, 1998

Seeking any information on the family of Peter THEOBALD and wife Mary Magdeline BEAVER, who had a daughter Mary Magdeline THEOBALD, born January 19, 1835 in Buffalo, NY.

COLLINS, RACE posted by Lynn Race Burket on Friday, October 16, 1998

Seeking parents of Frederick RACE, living in Erie Co. 1840 Census. He m. Lucinda COLLINS @1834, had children: Orville, Elizabeth, Sidney, Hiram, Barney(George), Frances, Delos, Charles, Jane, Anna. By 1850, this family was in Ionia Co, Michigan. Any connection? Will share my research.

HUMAN, KREPPEL, MILLER posted by Ruth Giles on Saturday, October 17, 1998

I am searching for information about my great-grandparents, George Michael HUMAN (1862-1946), Margaret (KREPPEL) HUMAN (1964-1927), Andrew Miller (1887-1908), and Margaret MILLER (1889-1951)- some of these dates may not be correct. I am looking specifically for the names of their parents, etc.

WORKOFF posted by Joseph Workoff on Sunday, October 18, 1998

I have been trying without success to obtain the newspaper stories concerning the deaths of Evelyn C. WORKOFF who was killed by a drunken driver in October 1940, and Samuel J. WORKOFF who died in a store on Grider St. on June 26, 1948. Stories on both deaths appeared in both the Courier Express and the Buffalo Evening News. I have had no luck with the papers. Can anyone help? Thank you.

PHILLIPS posted by Karen Miller on Sunday, October 18, 1998

I would like to correspond with anyone researching the Samuel Swithen PHILLIPS as found in Buffalo Naturalization, Buffalo land records and the Buffalo city Directories.

BRONSTEIN posted by James Bronstein on Monday, October 19, 1998

Jacob BRONSTEIN , would like to find out dates of death, marriages, etc.

BENNETT posted by Pat Brannon on Tuesday, October 20, 1998

BENNETT, Samuel Young b. 1864 in Buffalo His father also named Samuel Young BENNETT. Unknown mothers name One source lists Lucinda but he is buried with a Sarah out here in Wa. Who were his brothers and sisters? Aunts and Uncles unknown. Samuel Sr.and family went west via St. Louis in or about 1875. Does any one else know this family? Any help appreciated.

KRAYER, WAGNER posted by Marcia J. (Wagner) Fitzgibbon on Wednesday, October 21, 1998

KRAYER family lived in the Kenmore, Kensington area. Grandmother Wilhemina KRAYER married Leo WAGNER in the early l900's. KRAYER names: August, William, Florence that I know of. Possible brewmasters imigrated from Germany affiliated with brewery in Buffalo. Leo WAGNER buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery on Delaware Avenue around l928-1929. Lost all track of this connection to the KRAYER family.

BARCHE, MANCHESTER posted by Robin Poppy on Friday, October 23, 1998

I am looking for my grandfather's parents and any information about them: Claude MANCHESTER and Katherine BARCHE. My grandfather was born in Buffalo, Erie county New York on 10 April 1918. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I have information about decendants to share. Thank you.

PHILLIPS posted by Karen Miller on Monday, October 26, 1998

I am interested in communicating with anyone researching Samuel Swithen PHILLIPS who was in the Buffalo area in the 1840 and 1850's. He was In the Buffalo Directores as well as land records. There was also a Samuel S. PHILLIPS, Jr.

VACANTI posted by Anthony Vacanti on Wednesday, October 28, 1998

Looking for relatives with the surname VACANTI. Around Buffalo, I believe.

ALGER, KNIGHT posted by Chris Knight on Thursday, October 29, 1998

Looking for information on the following KNIGHTs living in Boston, Erie County, NY between 1815 and 1828: Noel KNIGHT (born 1769 RI,CT, or MA), his son Gorton KNIGHT (born 1793 in CT), Gorton KNIGHT's wife Marsena ALGER (born 1789 in VA), Gorton and Marsena's children: Daniel S. KNIGHT (born 31 Jan 1818), Edward G. KNIGHT (born 23 Feb. 1820), Oliver R. KNIGHT (born 1 July 1822), and Daniel KNIGHT (born 22 Aug 1824). All of the children of Gorton KNIGHT and Marsena ALGER were born in Erie County. Also, living in Boston, Erie County, NY was Noel KNIGHT's daughter, Martha KNIGHT. Any info whatsoever would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

JOHNSON, MCCLOREY, SCHAGENE posted by Carol McBurney Bokas on Thursday, October 29, 1998

John Joseph JOHNSON born Buffalo (or surrounding area) 25 March 1870. Parents John Johnson and Rose MCCLOREY. Searching for birth record to verify parents and also for explanation why young child sent to live with grandparents Daniel MCCLOREY and Josephine SCHAGENE in Michigan.

BORTNER, TRAYON posted by Dan Bortner on Thursday, October 29, 1998

I am looking for anyone who may be searching the Gus TRAYON family. I believe that he lived in Buffalo in August of 1905. I think that he was married to a Dellia BORTNER. If any one has any information on this family I would like to share it.

KAISER posted by Judi Mann on Thursday, October 29, 1998

I am looking for some information on KAISER. My great-grandfather was Charles A. KAISER 1864-1950 married Margert 1866-1950. They had 13 children Mable being the oldest and Gladys the youngest. Charles ran a coal deliver service then KAISER Fuel in Buffalo. They lived on Virgina St. and then Dorchester. I would be greatful for any further information and contacts with relatives.

COBB, VANDEVENTER posted by Suzanne Hawes on Friday, October 30, 1998

COBB, John Callendar. in 1892 with the firm Schellkopf & Matthews also with Niagara Falls Milling Co. Am looking for information about him, his wife, Mary VANDEVENTER COBB and their daughter Mary. Anyone know of this family?

MEAGHER, POLLNER posted by Richard C. Meagher on Friday, October 30, 1998

MEAGHER, Thomas F. Died in Buffalo, N.Y. 13 Oct 1917. Father of Terrence P., Francis E. and Thomas C. Married Katie POLLNER in 1882. Katie Pollner is buried in Ft. Niagara 1812 cemetery, where Thomas served in the late 1890's and early 1900's as Quartermaster Sergeant.

GWYNNE posted by Richard Mauthe on Friday, October 30, 1998

GWYNNE, James Stuart and Amelia, lived on 1360 Niagara Street ca. 1902-1909. Amelia is listed as a widow after 1904. However, there is no record of death for either of them in the Vital Statistics. Is there an obituary listing for James Stuart GWYNNE ca. 1903/4?

DALBY, PAXSON, PAXTON posted by Carolyn Douglas on Saturday, October 31, 1998

Looking for any information on brothers/sisters or parents of Benjamin DALBY, born Sept. 14, 1806 possibly in PA. Married Sarah C. PAXTON Or PAXSON on Aug. 7, 1830 in Erie County, East Hamburg. This family moved to Genesse Co., Michigan sometime in 1850's.

ADAMS, CHAMBERLAIN, FAIRBANKS, WALKER, WRIGHT posted by K. Mohr on Saturday, October 31, 1998

ADAMS. Would like to contact descendants or relatives of three brothers: (1) Deville ADAMS b 1827 VT; d 1891 NY; bur East Aurora, NY; m Eliza WRIGHT; (2) Mortimer Proctor ADAMS b 1828 VT, d 1911; bur East Aurora, NY; m Eliza FAIRBANKS; and (3) D.K. ADAMS (Delatus Keep) b 1834 Aurora, NY; d 1919 Denver, CO; m Harriett CHAMBERLAIN. They were the sons of John ADAMS and Mary Keep WALKER, early pioneers of Aurora and Elma, NY. Thank you. Karen Mohr,

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