Erie County, New York

Posted Queries for January 1999


SURRARER, SURRARRER, WRIGHT posted by Sharon on Friday, January 1, 1999

Looking for information on a Rufus WRIGHT that lived in the Alden, Erie Co., area between 1835 and 1857. He was I assume, living with his son-in-law James SURRARRER. I was told that there was a Betsey SURRARRER listed on the 1850 census, Alden area. I haven't been able to send in for the census. According to an old family story that I have, Rufus WRIGHT died between 1850-1857 in the Alden, Erie Co., N.Y. area. He had a son named Nathan WRIGHT. Any help would be very appreciated! Thank you!


HAAS, KNEFT, RUPP posted by Paul S. Haas on Friday, January 1, 1999

I am seeking any available info on Michael HAAS, his wife, and seven children, all born in Alsace, France, and all the children (at least) emigrated to the Erie County/Buffalo, NY, region about 1830 to 1840. The children were Elizabeth, Jacob, Katherine, Madeline, Michael (b. Abt. 1806, m. Josephine KNEFT (b. Abt 1812 France)), Barbara (b. Abt. 1817 France, m. George RUPP (b. abt 1815 France) in US), and Margaret (b. Abt 1817 Alsace, m. George HAAS (b. Alsace) in NY 1834).


KEANE posted by H. Keane-Rudolph on Sunday, January 3, 1999

KEANE, John Joseph Am looking for information on John J. KEANE from S. Buffalo, NY. He was married to Elizabeth, had one son, John Stephen KEANE. ELizabeth was from Ballynacally, CO. Clare, Ireland. John J. was reportedly from Kilrush, CO. Clare, Ireland. John J. KEANE died somewhere between 1960-1963.


DEISS, GASS, HUCK, KNAB, KNAP, SCHLEININGER, STECKMEIER, WEISHAAR posted by Kathy Deiss on Sunday, January 3, 1999

Michael DEISS and his brother, Antony, married sisters Catharina and Francisca WEISHAAR in Schoenenbourg, Alsace, France, in the early 1800s, and they came to Tonawanda, Erie Co., around 1838. They were Catholic. Antony's children who married there: Agatha married Ignatz GASS; Anthony married first Rufina KNAP/KNAB, second Agatha SCHLEININGER. Michael's children: Eva married Florenz HUCK and Anthony (another Anthony) married Eva STECKMEIER. By the late 1860s, Anthony and Eva (STECKMEIER) DEISS had moved west to Pierce Co., Wisconsin. Is anyone working on these families?


FITCH, LEE posted by Eberta Wright on Monday, January 4, 1999

Seeking parents of Daniel LEE born c 1804/06 Saratoga Co. NY. Married Sabrina FITCH 1827 in Boston, Erie Co. NY. Died March 2, 1890 Tennessee.


EDGAR, SHIELDS posted by Peggy Isbell on Monday, January 4, 1999

My grandmother, Elizabeth Lorraine EDGAR was supposed to have been born in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY on Aug. 15, 1884. Her parents were Mathew EDGAR and Martha SHIELDS EDGAR. I have sent everywhere for her birth certificate, but no luck. Am also trying to find out if her father Mathew EDGAR was naturalized there in Erie Co., NY. Mathew was supposed to have immigrated in 1881; Martha in 1882-I assume to NY. Don't know where to start to look for that. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.


BRUCE, CLAYBOU, FRIEDMAN posted by Howard B. Friedman on Tuesday, January 5, 1999

Searching for Charles Phillip FRIEDMAN, my grandfather. He was married to a Mary CLAYBOU. They resided in Sardinia New York in Erie county. They had four or five children and my father, Charles Phillip FRIEDMAN II was born in Buffalo, New York on Dec 2, 1884. He left Erie County sometime in the early 1900's. Two of his brothers also left and emigrated to Cook County, Chicago, Illinois. My father married Della M. BRUCE, in Chicago, on November 21, 1929. Appreciate any information I can get. I do not know anything about my father's family except what is here. Thanks a lot.


MCCAFFREY, MCKEE posted by Patrick Turner on Wednesday, January 6, 1999

Looking for information on the parent of Owen MCCAFFREY, born on October 7, 1851 in Erie County in the Buffalo area. He died on 14 April, 1923 in Maquoketa, Iowa. Parent's names are Henry MCCAFFREY and Elizabeth MCKEE.


HOFFMAN, LILLEY posted by Constance Lilley Barbee on Thursday, January 7, 1999

Seeking information on Walker William LILLEY, who lived in Buffalo during 1920's and 30's. He was a carpenter by trade but loved and played semi-pro baseball for a Buffalo traveling team. He first lived in Angola around 1922-26 and then moved to Buffalo, where he lived on Barthel St., E. Amherst St. and Sanders Rd., during the remaining years. He was married to an Edna HOFFMAN (from Germany) and they had a daughter named Norma. He was a member of the Phoenix Masonic Lodge in Gowanda, in 1924 and later at the Erie Lodge in Buffalo. Thanks for any information you might offer


FORSTER, FOSTER, FROST posted by Jane Ambler Patterson on Friday, January 8, 1999

Richard FORSTER was born in Pennsylvania in 1806, but moved at some point to Buffalo, Erie Co, NY. He married Charlotte A. FROST, but not sure if they married in NY or not. They had at at least 3 children: Sarah b. 1841, Louisa b. 1844 and Richard, Jr. b. 1847. Richard FORSTER, Sr. and children show up in Terre Haute, Vigo Co, IN in 1860--not sure where Charlotte died. FORSTER is often spelled "FOSTER" on records. Please contact me if you have any likely matches!


MAZURKIEWICZ posted by David Janus on Friday, January 8, 1999

Looking for information on Lucian MAZURKIEWICZ b. Feb. 17, 1916, d. Aug. 1973 married to Eugenia MAZURKIEWICZ b. June 16, 1919, d. Jan. 1986.


BRANSTETTER, HULL posted by John W. Bornholdt on Friday, January 8, 1999

HULL - Seeking information whether one of two brothers was, as family lore has it, a mayor of Buffalo (or nearby town). Brothers are George C. HULL, born 1878 PA, married Cora A. BRANSTETTER, resided Buffalo area 1912 - 1940, died Buffalo (?) 1943, and Ralph R. HULL, born Jul 1879, PA, married Edna (?), resided Buffalo area 1905 - 1940, died Buffalo 09 Oct 1940. Any help much appreciated.


KING, KINTZ posted by Geoff Rasmussen on Sunday, January 10, 1999

Looking for anyone with a link to my KING family. Louis KING, born abt 1807 in Baden, Germany, married Sohpronia KINTZ. She was born abt 1810 in Baden, Germany. They had six children: Sophronia, Mary Ann, Catherine, Lewis, Sarah, and Eliza Elizabeth. The children were all born in Erie County. The family moved to Louisa County, New York about 1856. Willing to share all. Thanks.


GEYER posted by Geyer on Sunday, January 10, 1999

Seeking information on Lorenz GEYER died early 1920s and ancestors, lived in Lancaster, NY.


DAY, EASTABROOK, EASTABROOKS, EASTERBROOK posted by Charles Rissmeyer on Monday, January 11, 1999

I am looking for any records of my ancestor, William Shelton EASTABROOK(S), EASTERBROOK(S) who was born on November 2, 1859 in Buffalo, NY. I need some record that show's his parents to be Ebenezer H. EASTABROOKS (b. Apr. 30, 1809) and Mary Ann DAY. The 1860 Census for Ward 10 of Erie County shows Ebenezer and Mary A., but their 8 month old child is shown as Joseph, and not William like it should be. Ebenezer, William's father, is reported to have started the Buffalo Daily Sun Newspaper and ran it until he drowned in 1861. I figure if that newspaper is around somewhere, they would have printed the birth announcement.


GEIGER posted by Eleanor Kiser on Wednesday, January 13, 1999

GEIGER Lawrence married Catherine?? between 1832 and l836. Their daughter was born in Buffalo in 1836. Would like Catherines last name and their marriage date and daughter Mary's birthdate.


KENNEDY posted by Bill McCarthy on Wednesday, January 13, 1999

Looking for more info on James KENNEDY who married married Anastasia Doyle in approx. 1897. They had 9 children, most of whom remained in Buffalo. KENNEDY children names were Leo, Victor, Irving, Constance, Paul, Madeleine, Florence, Kathleen, Marguerite. All were born in late 1890s and early 1900s. Vitals on James and Anastasia would be greatly appreciated.


CLAYBOU, FRIEDMAN, SEARS posted by Howard B. Friedman on Thursday, January 14, 1999

Researching Pearl SEARS of Sardinia, Erie Co., New York. Pearl SEARS was the daughter of Charles Phillip FRIEDMAN and Mary CLAYBOU (sp) and in 1938 lived in Sardinia. She had tree brothers, Eugene, Edwin and Charles Phillip II. All three boys emigrated to Chicago, Illinois around the 1900's. Pearl SEARS is my Aunt and I know absolutely nothing about her. My father is Charles FRIEDMAN II and he was born in Buffalo, NY on Dec 2, 1884.


COATES, FREY posted by Pat Markovitz on Saturday, January 16, 1999

I am looking for information on William and Caroline Amelia COATES Who lived were from Great Yarmouth, England. Their daughter, Laura K. COATES was born there but married George Washington FREY on July 9.1907.


CANFIELD posted by Sue Bass on Saturday, January 16, 1999

Looking for information on Dennis CANFIELD who moved to Hamburg, NY in the early 1800's. He had three children, Rebecca, Jared and Dennis. I have lots of CANFIELD information to share. Sue Bass


DEUTSCHER, ROBERTSON, SCHUSTERBAUER, TWIGG posted by Jody Coleman Weaver on Saturday, January 16, 1999

Am researching Nicholas and Catherine Elizabeth DEUTSCHER. They appear in the 1850 Erie census with children:Nicholas b. 1842 Germany, John b. 1845 Germany and Mathias b. 1849 New York. Later they had at least one more child, Paul b. 1852 Buffalo, Erie County. Nicholas DEUTSCHER b. 1811 in Alsace.Catherine Elizabeth b. 1815 in Alsace. Mathias DEUTSCHER m. Margaret SCHUSTERBAUER in Buffalo. Children: Lena, Anna, Nicholas,Louisa, Margaret, Jerome,Mary, Ella. Paul DEUTSCHER m. Janet ROBERTSON. Their son, Paul DEUTSCHER m. Mary Ann TWIGG (my grandparents)


HERMAN, LAWRENCE, MCMINN posted by Angela Smith on Sunday, January 17, 1999

MCMINN and HERMAN. Mary Lilly HERMAN, born 1876 in Adams Co, PA, married ??? MCMINN and lived in Buffalo in 1915. Her children included Howard, Florence and John MCMINN, all born before 1915. Mary Lilly was the d/o Emanuel HERMAN and Mary Frances LAWRENCE of Adams and Chester Co, PA. Looking for additional descendents.


CLARK, DAVIS, PARISH posted by Janice Koch on Sunday, January 17, 1999

PARISH, Guy and Sarah looking for info on a Guy and Sarah PARISH. They are on the 1840 and 1850 census for Erie county, NY. My gr+-grandmother Sarah was born in Erie county, NY in 1831. She married a Samuel Rufus CLARK and moved to Ohio. I belive that her parents Guy and Sarah DAVIS Parish are buried somewhere in Erie county, NY. They also had a son Edwin, who showed on the 1850 census. Any information appreciated.


LAUB posted by Evelyn Rodriguez on Sunday, January 17, 1999

The Family name LAUB. Believe they owned a Tanning and Leather Company. Owned a home on Lafayette, which was built in 1929? Interested in knowing family history, buying house. Any help greatly appreciated. Evelyn


ALLEN, BROWN, WILLOUGHBY posted by Louise Caccamise on Monday, January 18, 1999

Would like any information on family of Isaac Riley ALLEN, son of Isaac and Lydia BROWN ALLEN, b. 4 June 1808, d. 23 August 1864, and his wife, Emily WILLOUGHBY ALLEN, daughter of William and Eunice WILLOUGHBY, b. 20 June 1814, d 8 May 1895, who lived in Wales, NY and are buried in East Aurora Pioneer Cemetery. Children - Mary, Minerva, James L. and Frank.


MAYHEW posted by Renee Mayhew Ellestad on Monday, January 18, 1999

MAYHEW, Granville. I would like any information I could get. Born in Brant, Erie County, New York to a Zephaniah & Eunice MAYHEW. Would like to find out any information about his birth . Born aroung 1814 or1815. Also there is a 1850 census for Brant. I would like to know any information I could get on the census, names ages. etc. thank you.


MAYHEW posted by Renee Mayhew Ellestad on Tuesday, January 19, 1999

Birth information about Emerson Wallace MAYHEW, born dec 14,1846 in Brant Erie County, New York. his dad's name was Granville MAYHEW..would like to know his mothers name...or any other information....also census record for Granville Mayhew..Brant new york 1850 any information childrens names ages anything...thank you.


SHREDER posted by Charlene M Shreder on Tuesday, January 19, 1999

Interested in finding information regarding the SHREDER family from Buffalo, New York.


HOULEHAN posted by Kathy HALL on Wednesday, January 20, 1999

Looking for info on John A. HOULEHAN, was in Buffalo area between 1871 and 1915. Would like to correspond with anyone who might have info on his wife and family. He came to NY from Ireland, first to Toronto, and then to Rochester, NY, and then to Buffalo. Thank you for any help.


GERARD posted by Steve Gerard on Wednesday, January 20, 1999

I am looking for information about Joseph GERARD, tailor who lived in Buffalo in the early 1800s. He was married to a Henderson, but I have no information on her. They had a son Louis GERARD who was born in Buffalo in 1812. I came across some information on a James GERARD who lived at 170 Ellicot st around 1815, but I have no idea if and how they might be related. Can anyone help?


BRODERICK, CROW, WATSON posted by Janet Burritt on Wednesday, January 20, 1999

I am searching for any information on Sarah WATSON CROW or her daughter Sarah CROW BRODERICK who resided in Buffalo, Erie County in the 1800's. Thank you.


BRODERICK, CROW, WATSON posted by Janet Burritt on Saturday, January 23, 1999

I am searching for any information on a Mr WATSON and his daughter Sarah who came to Erie County, Buffalo or Grand Island area in the 1800s'. Sarah married a Mr. CROW and they had a daughter Sarah who married a Mr. John BRODERICK, and they had a daughter Mary born on Grand Island. Mr. Watson and his daughter Sarah were from the Baden Germany area.


BRODERICK, CROW, WATSON posted by Janet Burritt on Saturday, January 23, 1999

I am searching for any information on a Mr WATSON and his daughter Sarah who came to Erie County, Buffalo or Grand Island area in the 1800s'. Sarah married a Mr. CROW and they had a daughter Sarah who married a Mr. John BRODERICK, and they had a daughter Mary born on Grand Island. Mr. Watson and his daughter Sarah were from the Baden Germany area.


MALLERY, SMOCK posted by Jay Wade on Saturday, January 23, 1999

Seeking info on F. "Leroy" MALLERY who lived in Buffalo, Erie Co, NY in 1948. He may have had a daughter Linda Jane MALLERY. He was a son of Frank V & Nora (SMOCK) MALLERY. Trying to update genealogy. Thank You!


ASHTON, PROUT, SOMERVILLE posted by Colleen Stokes on Sunday, January 24, 1999

According to Marriage records from the Buffalo Newspapers, p. 289, a Helen ASHTON married a William SOMERVILLE, on August 15, 1859 and a Jane ASHTON married a Elias W. PROUT on June 12, 1832. I am interested in finding out if these two ASHTON ladies were related and any other information.


COLE posted by David L. Cole on Sunday, January 24, 1999

Looking for any descendants or information concerning the descendants of my Grt. Granduncle Charles Josiah COLE of Tonawanda 1865 to present. He was associated with the Richardson Motor Boat Co. He was born in Cleveland, Oswego Co., N.Y. Nov. 5, 1842 and died in Tonawanda Feb. 16, 1919. He had two sons Ernest and Earl, also one daughter who married a John Hoffman of Tonawanda. I am obviously a long way from the area and resources I need so any help would be appreciated. Regards, David in N.W. Fla.


MCCOWAN, SACKETT, STAGE posted by Toni Lynn on Sunday, January 24, 1999

Looking for William STAGE married to Desire SACKETT, May 2, 1824 or for William C. STAGE b. abt. 1837 married to Julia Luella MCCOWAN in 1880


HAVENS, JACKSON, MCCLELLAN, PENINIAL, ROCKWELL posted by William JACKSON on Monday, January 25, 1999

William JACKSON born 13 April 1795 in Rutland, Vt married Mary Ann HAVENS born 1798. In 1855 this family lived in Newstead, NY. children Harriet b 1821 d 1837 buried near grandfather George HAVENS in Lodge Lawn Cem. rt 5 Newstead NY, Wiliam born 1833, Albert b 1841, Elizabeth PENINIAL maried George Byron ROCKWELL, W. Milton NY, They had daughter Grace ROCKWELL who married Wm MCCLELLAN of Rockwell, Ia, also seaking information from Holland Land Co Purchase on this family.


JACKSON posted by Marian Reeves on Tuesday, January 26, 1999

Alpha JACKSON born 16 Dec. 1793 in West Stockbridge, March 18349 he was living in the town of Clarence, Erie Co. NY on 3 July 1841 he sold to John JACKSON of the village of Lock Port lot 11 in the 13th township, 6th range of Townshio of the Holland Land Co. Lost conisted of 100 acres. Searching for information on these two families. Thanks Marian.


SHEPARD posted by H. Dewey Fry on Wednesday, January 27, 1999

SHEPARD I am searching for the marrriage record of Tracy Hezekiah SHEPARD b: 28 Apr 1816 in Rutland VT. Son of Ralph SHEPARD who moved to Hamburg, Erie County in about 1817, lived in a place called Shepard's Corner and died 12 Jun 1833 in Eden. Tracy most probably married in 1847.


BROWN, ELLIOTT posted by Randall Brown on Wednesday, January 27, 1999

I am looking for information about Charlotte Sarah ELLIOTT. She was born in 1879 in NY and was supposed to be the only child in the family born in the US. She married Thomas BROWN and had 8 children. They lived in Buffalo, NY.


BROWN, SMITH posted by Roberta Lewis on Wednesday, January 27, 1999

I am sarching for information on Earnest BROWN who was born in Springville N.Y. birth date unknown. He married Cora SMITH who was born on 6-26-1878 in Erie Co. They had 2 daughters, vivian, born on 4-1-1912 in Erie Co. and Esther. Cora had a daughter, Besse, from another marriage. Sorry , this is all the info I have. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks, Bobbi.


JANUS, KAZSNOWSKI posted by David Janus on Thursday, January 28, 1999

Looking for information on a KAZSNOWSKI that married Helen JANUS. Helen is the daughter of Stanley and Martha JANUS from Albion, Orleans Co., NY. Any information on this surname will be greatly appreciated.


MAKOWICCKI, MAZURKIEWICZ posted by David Janus on Thursday, January 28, 1999

Looking for any information on a Peter MAZURKIEWICZ, married to a Josephine MAKOWICCKI. Peter was born 1873, died in 1938. Josephine was born 1881, died in 1943. they had eleven children: Pearl, Bronislaw, Stephen, Henry, Walter, John, Adolph, Thadeus, Lucian, Frederick, and Florence. Any information on Peter, Josephine and their children will be greatly appreciated. Thanks


CLARK, COOLEY, GORMAN posted by Kevin P. Gorman on Thursday, January 28, 1999

GORMAN: Looking for all descendants of Michael and Anna GORMAN, who came to Buffalo in 1848. including any family info of their children--John, Margaret, Mary Ann, Eliza, Caroline, Michael J., William, Mary A. (different child),Jeremiah (b 1853 d. at Home on Prenatt St Old 1st Ward, 1916) and his wife Ellen CLARK GORMAN (b. Phoenixville PA 1853, d. May 5 1921 in S. Buffalo) and their children including my grandfather Willam J. GORMAN (d 1934) and his wife Margaret COOLEY (d 1964). Happy to share info I've got.


CONNOR, COOLEY, GORMAN, MCINTYRE posted by Kevin P. Gorman on Thursday, January 28, 1999

COOLEY: Looking for all descendants the COOLEY'S who settled in Alden NY and mostly relocated to Buffalo. Rumor has it that my g-grandfather Lawrence Cooley's (wife Hanna CONNOR) parents were Michael COOLEY and Mary MCINTYRE COOLEY from Tralee...traded parts of their land in near Marilla to the railroad in exchange for jobs for their sons. My grandmother is Margaret COOLEY GORMAN (d. 1964 buried Holy Cross)


MULLIGAN, QUINLIVAN, SLAMMON posted by Kevin P. Gorman on Thursday, January 28, 1999

MULLIGAN: Looking for all Frank MULLIGAN and Anna QUINLIVAN MULLIGAN who settled in Buffalo after their births in Canada. Raised their family on Trenton on Buffalo's Irish (at the time) West Side. My grandfather is one of their sons Edward MULLIGAN who married Roslyn SLAMMON (b. Cobourg, ON) MULLIGAN.


BALTHAZAR, HEINTZ, OCHS, OTT, SMALTZ, SPEIDEL posted by Sharon Palm on Friday, January 29, 1999

I have these names from Erie County and would like to contact any one related or having any knowledge of these families. Joseph SPEIDEL and Catherine HEINTZ of Buffalo, John SMALTZ and Mary HEINTZ of Elma and Lancaster, Louis OTT and Marie HEINTZ of Buffalo, Henry BALTHAZAR and Reine HEINTZ of Buffalo, Joseph OCHS and Barbara HEINTZ. These people are from 1850 to 1900.


BUNDY, HOPKINS posted by Ronald Bundy on Saturday, January 30, 1999

BUNDY, Dewitt Clinton b.1821 d.1870 m.HOPKINS, Eliza Aurelia in Erie Co. NY Apr 16,1845. I am looking for parents names.


CLARK, ROTHFUSS posted by Rosemary Clark on Sunday, January 31, 1999

Looking for descendents of Luzern CLARK who died June 25, 1934. Possible daughter Eunice m. William ROTHFUSS. He was a civil war vetern and a possible brother to my great great grandfather, Perry CLARK. He lived in Collins, NY Erie County most of his life. Father Timothy, mother Sally. Other brothers would be Robert, Reed (Who married a local girl but later divorced and moved away. He is mentioned in the History of Concord page 658), Julia, Harrison, and Margretta.



DAVERN, QUIGlEY, Ireland>Buffalo, NY, 1848 Searching for descendants and Irish origins of John DAVERN, born ca 1810 in Ireland, married in Ire ca 1840 Mary QUIGLEY; the family immigrated to Bflo, Erie Co, NY ca 1848. Children: Daniel (b ca 1843, Ire), Honora (b ca Jul 1845, Ire), Mary Ann (b ca 1848, Ire), John J.(b ca 1852, Bflo), Ellen (b ca May 1855, Bflo), David (b 27 Dec 1857, Bflo). This John Davern (b 1810, Ire) had a probable brother who also emigrated to Buffalo: David DAVERN ( b ca 1826 Ire), married Alice RYAN, children Daniel, Mary, Mary Ann, Mary Johanna -- all b Buffalo. Related Buffalo surnames include CARNEY, MULQUENEY, BURNS, KNAUFF, KEATING, HUMPHREY, MCGRORY, PREUSER, MCCLOSKEY, CLEMENT, LEFFERS.

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