Erie County, New York

Posted Queries for December 1998

BANNISTER posted by Margaret (Bannister) Kalinowski on Wednesday, December 2, 1998

BANNISTER Looking to find any relatives to the BANNISTERS from Old First Ward, Buffalo. Gr. G. William, b. 11/18/1849 Canada, wife Sarah b. PA. had about 3 daughters,Grace, Sarah and Carrie and 9 sons, David, James, George, Albert, William, Alexander(Sandy) etc. Would like to fill in the missing sons names. Lived on Elk St. Hamburg St. Katherine St. Any info appreciated.

ADER, ETER, ETTER, WEISE posted by Becky Millinger on Thursday, December 3, 1998

Seeking anyone researching the ETTER (or ADER, ETER) name in Erie County, town of Eden, New York. Anthony ADER is listed in the 1850 and 1860 Erie County census with wife, Louisa (WEISE). They immigrated from Alsace in early 1840, their first child, Louise, was born in 1845 in Eden. There is a John ADER listed as living near them, possibly a brother. I am interested in finding where Anthony and Louisa are buried and would like to know who their parents were. Please email me if you are researching this surname. I will share what I have--declaration of intent to naturalize, daughter's line, etc.

JOHNSON, PARSELL, SCOTT posted by Mark Shelly on Friday, December 4, 1998

Delilah JOHNSON married Stephen PARSELL around 1820, probably in Clarence or Concord in Erie County, NY. Her father may have been Albert JOHNSON. She had a daughter, Hannah PARSELL who married William SCOTT. Does anyone know anything about her family?

SCOTT posted by Mark Shelly on Friday, December 4, 1998

Phineas SCOTT was one of the original settlers on Townsend hill near Springville, Erie County NY. I am trying to identify his 1st wife if more than one, and his parents and family.

KERR, VAIL posted by Mark Shelly on Friday, December 4, 1998

Sara VAIL, b 1841 in Springeville, Erie County, NY married Henry KERR, probably in Collins NY. Does anyone know her parents?

GANNAN, GINNAN posted by Daniel R.Gannon on Saturday, December 5, 1998

I am looking for information about my great grandfather,Daniel GINNAN.Daniel was born in Ireland and his wife Margaret Murnan was also.Daniel and his wife are listed on the 1870 and 1880 US Census for Erie County,Town of Alden.The children of Daniel and Margaret are as follows:Anne,Thomas,Michael,Daniel(my grandfather and the father of my father,Thomas S.Gannon),Nora ,Kate,and in 1880,John.My grandfather,Daniel was born in Crittenden,NY,Town of Alden,Erie Co.My great grandfather,Daniel was a farmer and I believe came over during the famine period,1845-1852.Does anyone have information on the GINNAN's?It appears the spelling of the surname has changed over the years as I have seen it GANNAN and in it's present form-GANNON.

BARTLETT posted by Linda Thompson on Sunday, December 6, 1998

Would like lookup for NY 1850 census, Black Rock township, page 202, samuel BARTLETT. Thanks.

JACKSON, LATHAM posted by David Latham on Friday, December 11, 1998

Looking for information on the family of John R. LATHAM and his wife Mary Hildegard JACKSON the parents of Reginald Edward LATHAM (b. 3-10-1885 or 1887) and Francis Inez LATHAM (b. 3-28-1892) both children born in Buffalo and parents later moved to Culpepper, VA. in the early 1900's.

DEVILLET, MARSEAU, MARSO, MARSON posted by Dave Schmit on Sunday, December 13, 1998

MARSON/MARSEAU/MARSO - Where in New York did this family live from 1843-47? Likely settled amongst other Luxembourgers. Probably Erie County. Frank MARSON born 10 February 1808, Luxembourg, married Josephine DEVILLET. Children born in Luxembourg: Martha, 1835; Elizabeth, 1837; Michael, 28 March 1838; Marie, 18 July 1840; Susanna, 15 August 1842. In New York: Peter, 1845; Johann, 1847. In Wisconsin: Nicolas, 03 July 1851; Franciscus, 1852; Margaretha, 1854.

KERR, SISSON posted by Mark Shelly on Sunday, December 13, 1998

An early settler in Collins, Erie County, was Thomas Jefferson KERR, born in 1812. He lived in Collins in the 1850s and 1860s. He married Clarinda SISSON. Does anyone have any information on Thomas' origin, ancestors, and family? Clarinda's father is said to be William SISSON, born in Dartmouth, MA.

LAPHAM, SISSON posted by Mark Shelly on Sunday, December 13, 1998

Stephen LAPHAM was mentioned on this site as an early settler, coming to Collins, Erie County in 1810. Is this Stephen LAPHAM the brother of Lydia LAPHAM who married William SISSON and came from Queensbury, NY? Did William Sisson also come from Queensbury at the same time?

BEERS, MALOY posted by Jackie Hanna on Wednesday, December 16, 1998

Looking for family of Alfred BEERS, b. about 1806, died in Amherst 30 Nov 1851. In the 1850 census Alfred is shown in Amherst with a large household of family and employees. After his death his widow, Elizabeth MALOY BEERS and children moved to Ingham Co., MI. Children of Alfred and Elizabeth: Mary, b. abt 1836; Henry b. 1840; Harriett b. 8 June 1845; George b. 1848; L. Wellington b. 1850; and Alfred b. 25 Dec 1851.

CUMMINGS, KIBBY posted by Sherry A. Milham on Thursday, December 17, 1998

Would like to hear from anyone researching ancestors & descendants of George CUMMINGS, b. ca. 1819 in Erie Co., NY; d. 1880 in Erie Co., NY. He m. Eunice KIBBY, b. ca. 1822 in NY. Willing to share information.

EBERHARDT, FIX, HASTINGS, HILLMAN, KRUEGER, MILLER, ROHRING, SCHUMAN, SIECK, WITT posted by Debbie Smith on Thursday, December 17, 1998

Ernst WITT. (b 1854) Married one Mary W KRUEGER (b 1859) -- Both German-born. Not sure yet if they married in Germany and immigrated together - or if they met in NY and married in Buffalo. However, they resided in Buffalo and had four children there - all born in the 1880s - Edward, Emil, Clara and Nora WITT. Also note that Mary KRUEGER's two sisters and one brother also turn up in Buffalo. (Whilamena, Hannah and Fred) It's unclear to me if her parents (Christian friedrecik Carl KRUEGER (b 1824)and Sophia HILLMAN) immigrated too or stayed in Germany. I have been told that they all attended St Stephan's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo. This would be the WITT family and the KRUEGER brother & 2 sisters. (the sisters married a ROHRING and a SCHUMAN) I have since learned that was actually called St Stephen's United Evangelical (German) and that it no longer exists. (as of the 1950s) Apparently the parish registers in old German script still exist - full of baptism, marriage and death entries - and theoretically went into the custody of a St Stephen's Bethlehem United Church of Christ on Wherle Drive in Amherst, NY. This opens up a whole new avenue to verify vital records!!! Here's my 3 questions: 1) Anyone know if any of these parish registers have been microfilmed or indexed? I've seen a listing of what "should" be in the registers by years, types of records, etc. Is this what they actually have? Did everything survive the move? If they "are" on film - was this a FHC thing - or would it be in Lutheran archives - or in an Erie County or NY Libary??? 2) If not microfilmed, I've looked on several websites and don't see any "local researchers" who specifically offer to search "old german script". Anyone have any leads? (I am physically located on the west coast) This would mean physically going to the church in Amherst and looking at records from 1870s through 1930s. As we come forward in time, this would mean looking for WITT and KRUEGER and by extention - given the marriages of the children and the marriages of siblings - for ROHRING, SCHUMAN, HILLMAN, HASTINGS, FIX, MILLER (sp?), EBERHARDT, & SIECK. 3) And finally, I have information about one of the WITT daughters - Nora. Born, baptised and married in Buffalo then moved to CT after that. However, who and where are the descendants her siblings: Edward WITT? Emil WITT? Clara WITT? They all remained in Erie County. I have some "sketchy" information for them - with some names - and little "proof". Thank you for your patience. This was long message! I'm happy to have "found" this site - and for that matter - doing any genealogy "online"!!

BURKE posted by Jim Symbol on Friday, December 18, 1998

Interested in BURKE surname for Erie County early to mid 1900's.

WENDE posted by Jane Marion on Saturday, December 19, 1998

I'm looking for any information on a David WENDE. Someone was kind enough to send me information on him, but I lost all of my saved e-mails in a computer failure - Could you resend please? Would this man have had the means to own an ocean going yacht in the early 1930's?

VAIL posted by Mark Shelly on Sunday, December 20, 1998

There is an Edward VAIL in the 1850 and 1860 Collins, Erie County, census records. He was born about 1812 in New York. His wife's name appears to be Hannah, born about 1816 in Vermont. Their children were Sarah VAIL, born in 1841, Lucy VAIL born about 1843, John VAIL born about 1845, George VAIL, born about 1847, and Ada VAIL, born about 1855. I am looking for anyone who knows of this family - their descendants and ancestors.

EBERHARDT, FIX, KRUEGER, WITT posted by Debbie Smith on Wednesday, December 23, 1998

Looking for descendants of Mary W. KRUEGER (b 1859 in Germany) and Ernst WITT (b 08 Oct 1854 in Germany). Ernst immigrated to the US in 1880. During the 1880s, they had 4 children in Buffalo: Nora Anna Whilamena, Edward, Emil and Clara. I know about Nora. Anyone have info on Nora WITT's siblings &/or their children? 1) Edward WITT: m to Edna FIX -- children Emerald, Geraldine, Bernice WITT??? 2) Emil WITT: m to Georgina Miller(sp) -- daughter Dorothy WITT??? 3) Clara WITT: m to William EBERHARDT -- son William Jr. EBERHARDT??? Hoping to find some living Buffalo relations! Debbie

CORBIN, KING posted by Sharon Iwanick on Wednesday, December 23, 1998

Looking for parentage and family data on Nathan KING (1787, NY - 1867, Byron Twp.,Buchanan Co.,IA) marr. 1819, Eden Twp., Erie Co.,NY, Auley/Ollie CORBIN (1803, VT - 1884, Byron Twp.,IA) Known Children: Ezra B; David E; Rebecca L; Sylvester H; John M; James N. Nathan KING was a Pvt in War of 1812, drafted at Boston, Erie Co.,NY. Any information would be appreciated. Will share and compare. Thank You! Sharon

, KRUEGER, SCHUMAN, SIECK posted by Debbie Smith on Wednesday, December 23, 1998

Looking for descendants of John SCHUMAN and Hannah KRUEGER -- both born ??, in Germany. Settled in Buffalo and had 4 children in the 1890s: Florence SCHUMAN (m Rudolph SIECK & had 1 son), Edward SCHUMAN (m Gertrude ___? & had 2 children), Mox SCHUMAN (m ___? & had 2 children) and Herbert SCHUMAN (m ___? & had 1 daughter). I know some about Florence - but little about the other siblings. Want to learn more abt them & any living descendants. Thanks, Debbie -

FOSLER, RAYMER posted by Sharon Nuss Custer on Wednesday, December 23, 1998

I am looking for information on Gottlieb FOSLER and Barbara RAYMER, husband and wife, and their families. Their first son, John FOSLER, was born in Buffalo, New York, on February 7, 1843.

HAMM, HEILMAN posted by Howard Liddic on Sunday, December 27, 1998

Seeking information on the ancestors of George HAMM (1849 - December 6, 1901) and Anna HEILMAN HAMM (1846 - December 15, 1922). They were from the Buffalo area and moved to South Williamsport, PA sometime in the late 1800's. They had the following children: Fred, Charles Williams, Henry, Mary Anna, Amelia, Elizabeth, and Jacob. Would appreciate any information anyone may have. Thank you.

NICHOLSON, WILLIS posted by Sherry A. Milham on Monday, December 28, 1998

Searching for information on family of Anthony WILLIS, b. ca. 1808 in Ireland; d. ca. 20 Dec. 1879 in Newstead Twp., Erie Co., NY. Anthony married Rosannah who was b. in Prussia. He married 2 other women later. Interested in information on Anthony, his wives, & all of his children, especially Mary Elizabeth WILLIS, b. 18 May 1839 in NY; d. 28 Aug. 1897 in Newstead Twp., Erie Co., NY. Mary E. married Omar Perry NICHOLSON, 16 Mar. 1857 in Erie Co., NY

BARTHOLOMEW, HESSE, JENKINS, PEDRICK, WHEELER posted by Richard Pullen on Wednesday, December 30, 1998

Joel Wheeler PEDRICK was born in Pen Yan, New York IN 184?. with his parents and family, he moved west into Indiana. In 1861, he was a Union soldier serving in Missouri. At least some of the PEDRICK family stayed IN New York as the others came west. In correspondence (about 1890) after his death in 1880?, Joel is mentioned as having an "uncle Hiram PEDRICK" living in Buffalo, New York (or Erie County). I am A gggrandson of Joel Wheeler PEDRICK and am searching for descendants of the PEDRICK/JENKINS/WHEELER/HESSE/BARTHOLOMEW families of New York. I will respond to all e-mails.

WEHLE posted by Michael Wehle on Wednesday, December 30, 1998

Researching Elizabeth WEHLE (widow of John WEHLE) and sons, who lived in Erie County c. 1920.

BOYDEN, FOOTE, MCCOY, WENTHWORTH posted by Mary Buchholz on Thursday, December 31, 1998

Gehannah Lewis FOOTE, born Abt. 1810 in Erie Co., NY; died February 22, 1888 in Lemonweir, Juneau, WI1. She was the daughter of 2. Lewis FOOTE and 3. Lois WENTHWORTH. She married (1) Moses BOYDEN January 02, 1831 in Erie, NY. He was the son of Justus BOYDEN and Mary MCCOY.

GOODWIN, GWIN, MALCZWSKI, PIERCE, SCHARFF, SWAMBECK, ULRICH posted by Katherine Pitts on Thursday, December 31, 1998

Would love to correspond with other researchers of: Wallace GWIN m. Isabel PIERCE They had at least one son (& maybe a 2nd son named Everett GWIN): Eugene GWIN, b. May 1872, in or near East Hamburgh, NY. He married (1894, East Hamburgh) Mary Ann SCHARFF, b. 1873. (Her parents were Ernest SCHARFF and Sophia SWAMBECK.) Eugene and Mary were living in Derby, NY, when he died in 1930. Eugene and Mary GWIN had three children: Arthur GWIN, b. 1895 m. Charlotte MALCZWSKI Had at least one daughter, Clarabel GWIN, b. @1920. Doris Isabel GWIN, b. 1900 m1 (1920) Earl GOODWIN Had at least one daughter, Hilda May GOODWIN, b. 1921. m2 (1928) Frank ULRICH Charlotte GWIN, b. @1913.

HAAS, HANSES, SMITH, WISHING, WOLCOTT posted by Paul S. Haas on Thursday, December 31, 1998

Seeking any info or leads possible about the WISHING (and related) family of Erie Co, NY. (I have contacted Lee WISHING around Hamburg; no family tie identifed) George WISHING b. abt 1840, d. 24 Mar 1900 in Erie Co NY. Children: Jenny (m. Lee SMITH, d. 3 Mar 1931); Ida Mae (b. Buffalo, m. Bert Henry WOLCOTT [b. Erie,PA] abt 24 Aug 1892 in Buffalo; George Ferdinand, b. 7 Dec ??, m. Mathilda Marie HANSES [b. abt 17 Mar 1875, d. 22 Jul 1952]; Charlotte Anna "Lottie", b. Mar 1865, m. Wm. Frederick HAAS [b. Feb 1865, d. 14 Jan 1932] in Buffalo abt 25 Mar 1891. George F. WISHING (the son) & family moved to San Francisco, CA.

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