Erie County, New York

Posted Queries for November 1998

ANDERSON, MARION, MONTFORT posted by Jane Marion on Sunday, November 1, 1998

Has anyone ever heard of or come across Elizabeth ANDERSON? She was born in 1860, possibly in Canada, she had at least one brother named James. Elizabeth married John V. MARION (1851-1928) a Buffalo Ships Chandler with a warehouse on the Erie Canal. They lived all of their married lives in Buffalo and had seven children. Those surviving past their twenties were Joseph MARION, who was an attorney and lived in Kenmore; Jessie, who never married, lived at the house on West Oakwood until her death in the mid 1980's, and raised the 2 children of her brother Frederic (who died in 1929); and Alice MARION MONTFORT who with her husband Stanley, formed the first husband and wife law firm in Buffalo at the old Liberty Bank Building. Elizabeth died in 1934 and is buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who knows anything about any of them. Thank you!

MARION, WENDY posted by Jane Marion on Sunday, November 1, 1998

I'm looking for information on David T. WENDY, he lived on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo in the early 1930's. David owned a 172 foot ocean going yacht named "the Restless II" and was involved with a young widow, Addie Jane MARION, I am not sure whether they were married or not. I can't seem to find any trace of his existence. He's not on the Social Security Death Index and I can't find Wendy in the Buffalo phone book. He's not listed in the obituary/death notice file at the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society. I know he existed because I have a large photograph of him and the yacht. The yacht was commandeered by the Coast Guard and sank during World War II. Can anyone help?

SHADRAKE posted by Roy J Johnson on Monday, November 2, 1998

Looking for information on the SHADRAKE family living in Buffalo about 1838-1880. Thankyou.

AMERICA, SCHWAB, WRIGHT posted by John America on Monday, November 2, 1998

AMERICA, Peter Matthew - This is an update on my grandfather. He was born in Holland in 1859 and emigrated to the USA in 1879. He married Rosa WRIGHT who was born in Warren,PA and they settled in Buffalo and had eight children, all born in Buffalo. They lived at 236 Bissell Avenue and later at 213 Berkshire Avenue. The children were: Frank M.; Aloysius John; Robert G.;Lucy AMERICA SCHWAB; Raymond; Florence; Marguerite; and George H. Frank was an Associated Press correspondent and editor at the Courier-Express and the Erie Railroad magazine; Aloysius (known as Jack) worked for the Larkin Co. and for the Bell Airport Corp.; Raymond worked for the Erie Railroad; Florence worked for a bus transportation company in Buffalo. Matthew and Rose had 8 gandchildren, most of whom are still living. Matthew became a US citizen in 1917 and died in 1939. He was a furniture dealer in Buffalo for many years retiring in 1934. His wfe Rose died in the 1950's. I would appreciate any information that anyone might have about Matthew AMERICA and his family.

HICKEY, PETTIT, WOOD posted by Sharon Webb on Monday, November 2, 1998

I am looking for any info on James HICKEY. He married Amy WOOD from England. James was born in New York about 1872. It is said he died in a swimming competition on either Lake Erie or Lake Ontario on July 4, 1913. James and Amy had one daughter, Harriett Helen HICKEY who married Charles Roy PETTIT. I would like to find out if the drowning story is true. I know very little about my fathers family and any little bit of info is much appreciated. I do know he is buried in a cemetary in Buffalo.

CLARK, COLLIE, COOPER, GREEN, JOHNSON, MAKIN, PUTMAN posted by Laura Greene on Tuesday, November 3, 1998

I am trying to find more information on any of the following CLARKS of Cattaraugus and Erie Counties, NY: Descendants of Hiram Alford Clark 1 Hiram Alford CLARK b: Abt. 1831 in unknown d: 1869 in Allegany, Cattaraugus, NY +Mary F. GREEN b: Abt. 1820 in Sardinia, Erie, New York Father: Allen GREEN Mother: Mercy PUTMAN 2 Allen M. (Bert)CLARK b: November 7, 1867 in New York d: September 26, 1952 in Buffalo, Erie, New York +Louise COLLIE b: October 30, 1868 in Franklinville, Cattaraugus Co., New York d: September 26, 1941 in Buffalo, Erie, New York Father: James COLLIE III Mother: Elizabeth Watson 3 Isabel CLARK b: March 25, 1894 in Buffalo, Erie, New York d: August 1, 1964 in Buffalo, Erie, New York +Arthur C. MAKIN 3 Helen CLARK b: January 5, 1897 in Buffalo, Erie, New York d: June 2, 1988 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut +Cyrus Henry JOHNSON, Jr. b: 1896 in Buffalo, Erie, New York d: 1978 in Buffalo, Erie, New York Father: Cyrus Henry JOHNSON Mother: Mary Keenan 3 Louah A. CLARK b: August 24, 1899 in Buffalo, Erie, New York d: August 22, 1969 in Buffalo, Erie, New York 3 Merle Stanley CLARK b: June 4, 1905 in Buffalo, Erie, New York d: Bef. 1990 in possibly CA +Jo Ann ? *2nd Wife of Merle Stanley Clark: +Blanche COOPER b: October 19, 1907 in Buffalo, Erie, New York Father: Earnest Blanchard COOPER Mother: Josephine Brown 2 Frances (Frank) E. CLARK b: Bef. 1869 2 Clarra CLARK b: Bef. 1869 2 Manley CLARK b: Bef. 1869

BECK, WANNENMACHER posted by Terry Wanamaker on Wednesday, November 4, 1998

I am looking for information for Jacob WANNENMACHER (b.1828). Jacob Married Helena BECK about 1853 in the Buffalo area. Jacob lived in Buffalo's Ward Six during the 1855 Erie County Census and moved to Lancaster around 1860. Any help would be appreciated.

HOLMES, SAUNDERS, WELLS posted by Millie Akershoek, c/o S. Hornbeck on Thursday, November 5, 1998

Seeking information on John WELLS died 1812 Buffalo, NY m Mrs. Mary Louise SAUNDERS. Who were his parents? Also information on Marmaduke WELLS born 1770 died 1826 Brownstown Twp., Wayne Co., MI. Was he born in Vermont. He married Martha HOLMES.

BARRETT, BROOKS, GIBSON, PERRY posted by Rick Brooks on Thursday, November 5, 1998

I am searching for information about Hiram BROOKS, wife Ida (Mae?) BARRETT. Son, Henry ,born 1889. Wife of Henry, Mae Agness PERRY born 1890. Daughter of Charles PERRY and his wife Kate GIBSON. All lived in Erie County.

SAUBERAN, TOCK posted by Richard Brooks on Thursday, November 5, 1998

I am looking for information about my family. Grandfather was Clayton SAUBERAN born in Canada in 1884. Grandmother was Bertha C. TOCK, born March 31,1884 in Tonawanda NY.

CUMMINGS, SNELL posted by Linda Benzin on Saturday, November 7, 1998

Looking for any information on the SNELL faimily from Akron Ny Harvey(Henry) Snell m. Huldah CUMMINGS children:Luther b. 1851 m. Mathilda Graham George Morris Elsa Henry Esther Edward Edwin

BERG, VAHLE posted by Berg on Sunday, November 8, 1998

My gg-grandparents were Herman H. BERG and Ann M. E. VAHLE BERG. Both were born in Germany but immigrated to the United States somewhere around 1860. They brought at least one child into the U.S. with them, a son Fred, and possibly a second son, Henry. After their arrival in the U.S. they lived in the State of New York, location not know exactly, but thought to be near Buffalo, Erie Co. On June 4,1862, my maternal great-grandmother, Mary Rosena BERG was born near Buffalo. Other children born in the Buffalo, Erie Co. area were: Matilda, born Aug. 24, 1860; Sarah, born in 1854; William Frederick, born Mar. 5, 1864; and Herman, born on Sept. 3, 1858. Even though the children of Herman and Anna BERG have not been listed here in order of birth, it would appear that the Bergs were in New York from 1852 to at least 1864. I would be interested in any birth records for these children, possibly land records in the name of Herman H. BERG, and state census information. The Bergs went west sometime after 1864 eventually settling in Nemaha County, Nebraska. Whether all children accompanied them to Nebraska is not known, although at least the three daughters did. Matilda Berg married Heinr[ich] Moller. To that union three daughters were born: Hermina Henrieta Moller, who died at the age of one month in July 1880 and is buried in the Zion Lutheran Cemetary in Johnson County, NE. The other two daughters were also born in Johnson Co., NE. They were Sophia R. Moller [1892-1962], and Anna M. Moller Hauberg [1877-1950]. They are buried in Zion Lutheran Cemetary in Johnson, NE, as are their parents, Matilda and Heinr. Moller. Daughter Sarah Berg married a man with the last name of Van Winkle. There were five children born to them: Minta, Iola, and three sons, Roy "Rip", Earl, and Boyd. Boyd was a WWI serviceman killed in action. He is buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at Bob Town, NE. His mother Sarah Berg Van Winkle is also buried in that cemetery. The third daughter, Mary Rosena Berg became the wife of Joseph Sumner Clark on Oct. 3, 1880. There were 10 children in this family. The first child, a son, Floyd Liona Clark was born and died in the year 1881 in Brock, Nemaha Co., NE. Other children were: Kenneth Signal; Jessie Elizabeth; William Close; Lydia Alvira; Melvina Ann; Ida Viola; Leva; and Edith. All but Jessie and William were born in Brock, Nemaha Co., NE. Melivna Ann Clark wed Charles William Walker of Brock, NE. They are my maternal grandparents. Melvina died in 1944, three years before my birth. She and my grandfather, Chares William Walker are buried in Lafayette Cemetery in Brock, Nemaha Co. NE. Any information about the early history of the Herman H. and Anna M. E. Berg family around 1850+ would be greatly appreciated.

BOON posted by Charnee Smit on Sunday, November 8, 1998

BOON, family of Francis, of Upton, MA, born 1751, who moved to Erie Co sometime after 1820? I am looking for children, grandchildren, or siblings of his who lived in Erie Co, may have been Baptist clergy or missionaries, and moved to Canada after 1850-60. I am looking specifically for a link to William Henry BOON who was born in Erie Co in 1834. Some possible relatives were Stephen BOON, Samuel Williard BOON, Augustus Clark BOON, Aaron BOON, and Moses BOON, all of whom were in Erie Co. or neighboring counties at some time in the 1800's. Need documented links to William Henry!!

KING, WICKS posted by Dottie Miller on Monday, November 9, 1998

Wm. Ransom WICKS was born July 22 ,1865 in Buffalo,Erie Co.,NY. His death certificate stated that his dad ,Ransome Josiah WICKS was also born in NY.His Mom ,Laura J. KING was also born in NY .Probably married in Erie Co,NY? Would like to find a link to this family . Dottie Miller

JAKUBOWSKI posted by T. Grant Maple on Monday, November 9, 1998

Wish to contact any descendant of Joseph JAKUBOWSKI of Lancaster, NY; b. perhaps 1850-60, Poland; bro. of Petronela Jakubowsa Urbaniak of Marshall Co., MN; she b. May 1853, Poland, d. Nov. 23, 1925, Marshall Co., MN. Seeking ancestry of Joseph and Petronela and hoping to verify interesting oral tradition. Petronela was grandmother of my late wife.

GERRETSEN, VANDERBUSH posted by Charlie Mack on Monday, November 9, 1998

Searcing for VANDERBUSH. John VANDERBUSH married Elizabeth GERRETSEN 11-13-1849 in Buffalo NY. Their children are; John Vanderbush who married Kunigunda Hartman, Maria Bernardina, Francisca, Paulina, Frederick Charles who married Wilhelmina Terharr, and Joanna. I know Frederick and Wilhelmina's children are; Frederick, Albert, Charles, Edward, Minnie and John. John and Kunigunda's children are Johanna, Frank John, William Frank, Anthony Michael, and Gertrude. Elizabeth GERRETSEN is my Great Great Grandfather, Bernard GERRETSEN's, sister.

VADER posted by Cal Melick on Tuesday, November 10, 1998

Richard VADER and wife Elizabeth came to the Town of Marilla in Erie County in 1851. They lived there at least until 1893. They had children Clarence, Florence, Nellie, Jennie, and Estelle. Where did they go after 1893? Where are they buried? Who were the parents of Richard?

INGRAHAM, PIERCE posted by Jacob Ingraham on Tuesday, November 10, 1998

Searching for Jacob INGRAHAM, born in Berlin, married Eliza PIERCE in 1925 Buffalo, Erie Co.,NY. Several children born in Buffalo including Isaac P. INGRAHAM, Mial F. INGRAHAM, Sarah INGRAHAM. Any help will be appreciated.

BECK, WANNENMACHER posted by Walter Wanamaker on Thursday, November 12, 1998

I am searching for information on Jacob WANNENMACHER who married Helena BECK in Erie county about 1854. Jacob lived in Erie county until 1920. Any information would be very much appreciated.

BISBEE, THOMPSON, WESCOTT, WOOLCOTT posted by Lynnette Wescovich on Friday, November 13, 1998

Looking for any info re:Calvin THOMPSON, possibly early settler of Eden. Family info dated 1921 says he was a "sailor" & died Evanscenter age 85. Had 3 sons Hiram, Silas b. abt 1806, and John Bisbee b. abt 1809. John md. Lucy Jane WESCOTT/WOOLCOTT around 1840, she died in childbirth around 1841 and John mvd to Catt. Co. Have later info on John and some on Silas but nothing further on Calvin. Possibly related to John THOMPSON b. 1737 who md. Elizabeth BISBEE in MA and had a son Calvin who "settled in western NY". Any info on any of the above usuefull.

STARNER posted by Delleen Starner on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Looking for information Re: DeForest STARNER who died 1928 in Buffalo, NY. He may be buried in the Pine Hills Cemetery. Married to Adeline, children Lester, Elmer, James and Arthur. Does anyone know who his parents are? My husband knew nothing of his family and thanks to an internet 'cousin' we have learned his Grandfather's name. Any information would be appreciated.

HIMBURY posted by Ruth Slagle on Wednesday, November 18, 1998

Looking for any information on the surname HIMBURY. They were in the Buffalo area since the 1880's. Any information is greatly appreciated.

BREEN, COFFEY, KINSELLA, MCMANUS, SWEENEY, WALSH posted by K. Mohr mail: on Saturday, November 21, 1998

Seeking other descendants of Redmond J. WALSH Sr. (b abt 28 Mar 1865 Ireland; d 4 Jul 1941 Buffalo, Erie Co., NY). He m first wife "Annie" Honora MCMANUS who d 13 Oct 1902 in Buffalo. Their four known children are: (1) Redmond James WALSH Jr. b 1889 Buffalo, m Mabel ____; (2) Lawrence Patrick WALSH b 21 Oct 1895 Buffalo, m Margaret BREEN; (3) Rose Ann WALSH b 14 Jun 1898 Buffalo, m Edward KINSELLA; and 4) Arthur WALSH. Redmond WALSH Sr. m/2 Margaret _____ aft 1902. Redmond arrived in Buffalo from Ireland abt 1889 with two brothers, Patrick and James (m Johanna COFFEY of Akron, NY). They were sons of John WALSH and Rose SWEENEY. Have more info. Please e-mail me. Thanks. Karen Mohr,

MILLER, MOON posted by Mary Anne Wheeler on Sunday, November 22, 1998

Asher MOON, son of Moses & Betsey (MILLER) MOON, b 1809 VT. 1850 U.S. Census, Newstead, Erie Co. NY. Said to have died at Akron, Erie Co. NY. Desire any info on him or his family. Thanks.

BROWN posted by Darryl Brown on Monday, November 23, 1998

Looking for any information on Dexter BROWN who appears on the 1830 and 1840 census in Concord and Aurora in Erie County. He married Sarah (?) abt. 1829, and had the following children: Alvin Anderson (b. 1830); Sarah (b. 1834); John (b. 1835); Riselto (? b. 1837); Eunice (b. 1839); Smith (b. 1841).

LEDER posted by Patricia Gerlach on Monday, November 23, 1998

Seeking a connection to members of the LEDER family, natives of the Buffalo area since prior to 1900.

FABER, FRIEDMAN, JARDINE, SEAMAN posted by Bob JARDINE on Tuesday, November 24, 1998

Am Looking for any information on Leo FRIEDMAN, and Jessie FABER, married in Buffalo abt. 1922-23,.They had two daughters and one son Dolores Francis FRIEDMAN b. june 16 1925 m. Nov 18 1944 to J. JARDINE, Gloria FRIEDMAN married a Carl SEAMAN?, Richard FRIEDMAN married MaryLue ?. Richard had one son, and a daughter, Gloria and Three Daughters, Dolores is my mother we relocated to Cailf. and have lost track of the family.Know notheing else adout Leo Except he died young and worked for Perice-arrow Auto. Jessie may have ahd a Brother nick-named "red" he was a barber. Would like to find out any-thing about this half of my family

JENSEN, JOENSSON posted by Bent Andersen on Wednesday, November 25, 1998

Seek information on Ane Cathrine Bentha JENSEN, born 21 Ooctober 1865 and baptized @ Vor Frelser Kirke, Horsens, Denmark, daughter of Jens JENSEN (Swedish born Joens JOENSSON) and Karen JENSEN. Her daughter Carla Harriet Georgia JENSEN was born 16 January 1892 in Copenhagen (no father mentioned). Ane Cathrine Benthe JENSEN immigrated to America on 6 June 1893 on the ship SS Island. She was a seamstress and her destination was listed as Buffalo. Karen JENSEN and Carla Harriet Georgia immigrated on SS Island on 14 August 1894. Their destination was listed as Chicago. Karen and Carla returned to Denmark by 1899. Ane Cathrine apparently stayed in the USA. Did she stay in Buffalo or go elsewhere?

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