Erie County, New York

Posted Queries for February 1999


I am looking for information of the following families; BUCHHOLTZ, RASZMAN, RASSMAN , KLEBS, and HAMMERSCHMIDT. All are the grandparents of my grandmother. Evelyn Anna RASZMAN. She was born in Ebenezer, Erie county, NY 27 Feb, 1900. died; 31 Mar 1985 in Cuba allegany NY. Her parents were. John William RASZMAN and Bertha Catherine BUCHHOLTZ. Grandparents: Johann Heinrich RASZMAN and Catherine HAMMERSCHMIDT. Also had aunts and uncles, BASTIAN, BROWN, MONTGOMERY, AMES, and others. Thank you!

FUCHS, NOWAK posted by Severina L.Jones on Monday, February 1, 1999

Joseph NOWAK lived in Dunkirk, New York. Owned property in Buffalo, New York, owned a construction company, and is supposed to have built several churches in the Buffalo area. His daughters, Marie and Helen NOWAK attended the state university in Buffalo. Joseph NOWAK'S mother Catherine FUCHS NOWAK celebrated her 100th birthday in 1935 in Hamburg, New York (article printed in the Buffalo Examiner) Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

CLEARY, LAUGHLIN, LOUGHLIN, LOUGHNANE posted by Tim McLaughlin on Thursday, February 4, 1999

Searching for info on Anna M. LAUGHLIN. B. 7/7/1887 in Hopkinton, Mass. D. 3/9/1948 in Buffalo NY. She is the daughter of John and Ella/Ellen CLEARY LAUGHLIN. I don't know much of her parents other than they were from Ireland ...probably Tipperary. Anna's and/or her parents surname may have been LOUGHNANE, LOUGHLIN, or LAUGHLIN. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


Descendants of Jacob BOHN Sr, and his wives, Elisabeth KOLB and Anna VOSS, are looking for other descendants to share information with, and to document their hundreds of descendants. The people working on this project are from 4 different lines. Please contact me if you are interested in helping us. We will share all information found with all those who provide assistance. Jacob BOHN Sr. was born in of Reidseltz Germany, January 2, 1813. He married (1) Elisabeth Louisa KOLB October 4, 1839, in Reidseltz, Germany. Elisabeth was the daughter of Jacob KOLB and Maria KOPP. Jacob and Elisabeth BOHN emigrated to Sheldon, NY about 1848. Elisabeth was born January 23, 1818 in Germany, and died February 2, 1852 in Sheldon, New York. He married (2) Anna Marie VOSS October 17, 1854 in Sheldon, NY. Anna Marie was born November 12, 1823 in Germany and died in Buffalo NY on September 27, 1915. Before marrying Jacob BOHN, Anna Marie VOSS was married to a man named ARMBURST. He died while in transit to America. Children of Jacob BOHN and Elisabeth KOLB are: 1. Barbara BOHN, b. January 7, 1841, Reidseltz, Germany. She married Charles RITTLING. 2. Marie Caroline BOHN, b. March 10, 1850, Sheldon NY. She married (1) Charles SCHUMAN and (2) John COREY. 3. Elisabeth BOHN, b. February, 1852 Children of ARMBURST and Anna Marie VOSS are: 1. Barbara ARMBURST, b. 1852 in Germany. She married Joseph RITTLING and lived in Buffalo, New York. Children of Jacob BOHN and Anna Marie VOSS are: 1. Catherine BOHN, b. April 13, 1858, Sheldon, NY, d. January 15, 1930, Hamburg, NY, m. Thomas BALLARD. Thomas and Catherine had 10 children. 2. Jacob BOHN Jr. b. April 2, 1860, Sheldon New York; d. August 19, 1918 in Bennington, NY; m. Virginia Elizabeth ('Jennie') LEQUE. Jacob and Jennie had 11 children. 3. Francis Joseph BOHN, b. July 6, 1862, Sheldon, NY; d. Sept 19, 1868. 4. Ferdinand John BOHN, b. August 31, 1863, Sheldon, NY; d. October 31, 1937, Attica, NY; m. Mary Nellie SNYDER. They had four children. 5. Anna Margaret BOHN, b. march 24, 1866, Sheldon, NY; d. October 25, 1956, Attica, NY; m. Roswell (Fred) COREY. They had at least two children. 6. Cecelia BOHN, b. March 22, 1868, Sheldon, NY; d. May 1, 1870, Sheldon, NY. Jacob BOHN'S brother Martin BOHN came to America at the same time. Martin's wife was Barbara KOLB, Elisabeth KOLB'S sister. We are also interested in finding more information about Martin's family and descendants.

BUCHY, BURKET, BURKETT, JOHNSON, MCCONNELL, REED, RICKEY, WARNE posted by Karen Woodward on Saturday, February 6, 1999

I need to match some locations to these bible entries! REED family bibles include the following information: Children of Ja's & Eliz'th REED; Rebecca, b.1799, [James] Mcconnell, b.1801, John & Sinthy (twins), b.1803, Robert, b.1805. Children of James & Elizabeth REED [another set]; Rebecca Caroline, b.1845, Martha Ann, b.1847, James A.W., b.1849, Mary L., b.1851, Laura F(J?)., b.1853, Emma L., b. 1855. In addition there is listed Charles William, b.1866 and Minnie, b.1876. Deaths of James REEDs listed are: Emma Louvinia REED, d.1855, Rebecca REED, d.1856, James Mcconnell REED, d.1876, Mary L. REED, d.1887, Mrs. Carrie (Caroline?) R. BURKETT, d.1877, Elizabeth REED, d.1890, Charles A.W. REED, d.1908, Laura Jane BUC___[HY?][RICKEY?], d.1909. Martha Ann (Mattie) REED m. Arthur WARNE (of Cornwall, England), 1879 in Buffalo, NY. 1900 census, Cattaraugus Co., NY lists Martha and both her parents! b. OH. Children of Martha REED and Arthur WARNE, all b.Buffalo, NY were; Jesse Mabel, b.1880, Eva Maud, b.1883, d.1885, Arthur, b.1886, Mildred Lois, b.1889. Arthur WARNE (Sr. and Jr.) last found in 1911 Buffalo City Directory. Jesse Mabel WARNE m. Arthur JOHNSON (of Hamburg, NY) 1905, in Seattle, WA, lived in Vancouver, BC. J. Mabel returned to Buffalo with daughters Helen and Evelyn about 1920 (living with relatives?), then came to CA to live with Helen in 1930's. Many of these relatives went by their middle names. Did James McConnell REED get his middle name from his mother's family? J.Mabel was Methodist, of Protestant Irish descent. Father was from Cornwall, so REED family must have been the Irish side. Mentioned in a WARNE family genealogy, Arthur WARNE's wife Martha REED's family was "from the south." Tucked into one bible was a newspaper clipping stating that "Mr. RICKEY, living near Lagrange", (state and date unknown) was offering his farm for sale, and th! at it was a good place for someone who did business in the city, but wanted to live in the country. I would like to find any information pertaining to WARNE in Buffalo area between 1880-1940, and REED, MCCONNELL, BURKET(T), BUCHY (or RICKEY), WARNE, in Ohio, possibly Pittsburgh, PA, or "the south" prior to about 1900.

BRENGEL, BRINKEL, HOFFMAN, MAUE, SCHEUNEMAN, SCHUENEMANN posted by Rebecca Jones on Saturday, February 6, 1999

I am researching the MAUE family, from the Buffalo area. Other names in the tree include HOFFMAN, SCHEUNEMAN, SCHUENEMANN, BRINKEL, BRENGEL I have quite a bit of information on the MAUE's that I am willing to exchange, and would like to hear from anyone with information on these names.

BLACKMOER, BLACKMORE, GAMIN, HOW, HOWE posted by Mary Gamin Watkins on Sunday, February 7, 1999

Richard BLACKMORE who came to this coountry in 1833/34 married Phillipa HOW(HOWE) died in Akron/Newstead area after 1860. Also Charles GAMIN who was born 28 Jan 1821 in Akron New York and married Caroline BLACKMORE on 25 May 1846 also in Akron. Caroline BLACKMORE was Richard BLACKMOER'S 5th child.

CROUSE, ECKNER, MIELKE, STEFFAN, WITZLEBEN posted by Geri Moser on Sunday, February 7, 1999

Rosina (MIELKE) WITZLEBEN and her brother-in-law Karl WITZLEBEN came to Buffalo from Prussia in 1872 to join her husband, Ernst WITZLEBEN bringing Rosina and Ernst's sons: Frederick, Emil, Herman, Reinhold, Paul and Charles and daughters, Emelia who married August STEFFAN and Emma who married John CROUSE. Adolph WITZLEBEN was born in Buffalo to them and William WITZLEBEN was born to Ernst and his second wife, Huldah ECKNER. Need descendants of above families. Thank you for any help you can provide.

HERLIN, JONES, MACKLIN, MCLEAN posted by Shirley Jones on Sunday, February 7, 1999

Seeking parents of my grandfather: Walter Nelson MACKLIN/MCLEAN b. 1879/1880 Buffalo Erie Co NY md. 1918 Memphis TN, Appolone HERLIN. He named my mother, Mildred Virginia, after his sister. I am not sure which name Mildred or Virginia. According to the 1920 census his father was b. Scotland and mother b. NY. Happy to share what I know about him. S. JONES,

HERLIN, MACKLIN, MCLEAN posted by Shirley Jones on Sunday, February 7, 1999

Seeking parents of my grandfather: Walter Nelson MACKLIN/MCLEAN b. 1879/1880 Buffalo Erie Co NY md. 1918 Memphis TN, Appolone HERLIN. He named my mother, Mildred Virginia, after his sister. I am not sure which name Mildred or Virginia. According to the 1920 census his father was b. Scotland and mother b. NY. Happy to share what I know about him.

BARTLETT, NOLDER, PAULY, RITTER posted by Donald Francis Nolder on Thursday, February 11, 1999

I am seeking information on my great-grandparents, Anna PAULY and John NOLDER. Both were born in Buffalo NY, Anna in about 1858 to German born parents and John date of birth and origin of parents unknown. They had eight children the eldest John W. NOLDER was my grandfather. In the 1910 census of Olean NY Anna shows up remarried(one year)to a John RITTER with some children living with her and new husband. In the same census, same city, my grandfather John W. NOLDER shows up married to Grace BARTLETT with my father, Charles NOLDER two years old. All help and information in tracking my family will be greatly appreciated.

WOODCOCK posted by Joan Achille on Friday, February 12, 1999

WOODCOCK I would like to hear from anyone researching WOODCOCK in the Buffalo area or in Erie County. I am looking for George Woodcock b. ca 1884/1885 in Kent, Eng. and who was in Erie Co. by 1923. His son Richard C. Woodcock was born in Buffalo in January 1923. Thank you. Joan

BOTSFORD, LAFFERTY, SMITH, SNYDER, STROH posted by Carol Barber on Sunday, February 14, 1999

looking for decendants of the following: Hiram A. LAFFERTY b.abt 1837, Sardenia, Erie Co, NY, the son of Daniel LAFFERTY and Catherine SNYDER. Hiram married Lucy Maria BOTSFORD. Hiram died 23 Aug 1906, buried near Cleveland, Oh. Lucy was born abt 1840, died 9 mar 1898, also probably buried near Cleveland. Children: Charles A. LAFFERTY b. abt 1864 Alonzo "Lonnie" LAFFERTY 1906 lived in E. Aurora Mary LAFFERTY m. ?Litchfield 1906 lived in Collingwood, OH Ida B. LAFFERTY m. ? STROH 1906 lived in Buffalo. Hiram was a brother to my grgrandfather, Eber LAFFERTY. Eber was born 1826 Sardenia, Erie County. He married Orissa A. SMITH in 1845 at Belfast, Allegany NY. Eber died 1899 in Rushford, buried at Bellville Cemetary. Thank you, anyone who can help with this family! Carol Barber

VANLOAN posted by Marianne Lindley Girten on Monday, February 15, 1999

John Amazon VANLOAN, b. 1844 in Buffalo. Had several brothers. Was bonded to dairy farmers in Wisconsin in his teens (don't know when or how he got there). Joined the Iowa Volunteers when 17 and was in Sherman's March to the Sea, so I hear. Died in 1919 in Hot Springs, SD. Any information on him and/or family would be greatly appreciated. Marianne Lindley Girten

KING posted by Kollin King on Monday, February 15, 1999

I am researching the KING family in southern Erie co. Primarily the family of Nathan KING (son of Joshua, son of Isaac, etc email me for more) Also Alva (Alvah) KING and his son Chauncey KING who latter moved acrossed to Catt. Co. Alva was a son of Nathan.

DEER, EBLING, FRENCH, HAGEN posted by Karen Mohr on Tuesday, February 16, 1999

Hi, I'm looking for descendants of Irvin E. DEER and Rosemary FRENCH who were married in Buffalo, NY on 6 Aug 1913 by Rev. E.S. HAGEN. They had two children: Helen Marie DEER who m Raymond C. EBLING; and James Willis DEER. Would love to contact any descendants. Thanks. Karen Mohr. Please e-mail me at:

WEST posted by Donna Carpenter on Tuesday, February 16, 1999

Would like to see if will/probate exists for these Erie County-town of Brant residents: George WEST died 6-16-1853 wife Tryphena WEST died 8-14-1857 son John WEST died 2-1-1875 any obits would be appreciated. Will pay for copies/postage.

REYNOLDS posted by Elizabeth Parker on Tuesday, February 16, 1999

Searching for Loren and Geneva REYNOLDS who moved to Buffalo, Erie County about 1920 from Anoka, Minnesota. They had one son, Loren REYNOLDS, who still possibly lives in the area. Trying to find out where Loren and wife Geneva are buried and how to contact son, Loren Jr.

BOHN, DORSHEID, KOLB posted by Roger Bohn on Thursday, February 18, 1999

Searching for descendants of John DORSHEID and Barbara KOLB who were married in Sheldon, NY, in 1847-1848. Children of John DORSHEID and Barbara KOLB include: Anna Maria and Elisabeth (twins) b. 28 Mar. 1848; Joseph, b. 20 Nov. 1849; John, b. 28 Oct 1851, d. Nov 1851; Carolina, b. Feb. 1853; Jacob, b 1857, d. Mar 1858; and possible a second Elisabeth, b. 1860, d. 1864. They may have moved into Erie County in 1860s. Barbara KOLB was also married to Martin BOHN, who died in 1846. Looking for where the family settled and any available information.

LAMB, WILLIAMS posted by Elaine Lamb on Thursday, February 18, 1999

Seeking information re: Desire LAMB b. 1790 to Isaac and Martha Lamb, married Amon or Alba WILLIAMS 1812 in Buffalo, New York. Both Amon and Desrie died oct 1813. Desires siblings are Sylvenus; James; Andrew and Abram LAMB. Any clues about this family would greatly appreciated. LAMB family settled in Genesee co, NY about 1810. Thanks

LAMB, WILLIAMS posted by Elaine Lamb on Thursday, February 18, 1999

Seeking information re: Desire LAMB b. 1790 to Isaac and Martha LAMB, married Amon or Alba WILLIAMS 1812 in Buffalo, New York. Both Amon and Desrie died oct 1813. Desires siblings are Sylvenus; James; Andrew and Abram LAMB. Any clues about this family would greatly appreciated. LAMB family settled in Genesee co, NY about 1810. Thanks

YOUNG posted by Betsy Hinderliter on Thursday, February 18, 1999

Looking for information on Clyde H. YOUNG, a longtime Buffalo NY resident. He was born 30 Jul 42 and died 5 Apr 94; he may have lived in the Clarence NY area. May have attended Erie County Technical Institute and may have been an engineer. Information on his parents or other surviving relatives would be helpful: Parents: Harold YOUNG, born 20 Nov 08 and died Feb 86. Mother, Olive YOUNG, may have been born either 6 Jul 17 or 7 Dec 05 and died either 29 Nov 95 or Aug 74.

FAULRING posted by Warren Zahler on Friday, February 19, 1999

Interested in information on the family of John Frederick FAULRING which settled in the town of Concord in the mid 1850. Would like to exchange information with any descendants.

BRIGGS, EHINGER, EHINGSER, WURTZ, ZIPF posted by Bonnie Brewer on Saturday, February 20, 1999

Searching for information on William Floyd BRIGGS. b1894. Mystery man of the family. d1956. Married to Pearl Pauline WURTZ in 1920 in Buffalo. Pearl was the widow of Benjamin ZIPF. Pearl was the daughter of Christian WURTZ and Beata Pauline EHINGER. And the granddaughter of Pastor Johann Frederick Christian EHINGER. GGGGrandfather EHINGER was born in Wittenberg, Germany, 11-14-1829. He died 11-22-1914. He was educated at the Chrisoni Seminary in Germany. Pastor EHINGSER left Germany and came to Galveston, Texas in 1850. He spent years assisting the victims of the yellow fever epidemic that ravaged the gulf coast in the 1850s. He had pastorates in Ontario, Canada, Pennsylvania and Nebraska. His last pastorate was in Carbondale, Pa. He spent his remaining years living with his children in Ebenezer and Buffalo, NY. We found his obituary behind an old family phot. We are hoping to get some clues to the family. Especiall William Floyd BRIGGS (Mystery Man). Any help would! be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Bonnie.

HOAG, MUZZY, NICHOLS, STJOHN posted by Betty Matteson Rhodes on Saturday, February 20, 1999

Looking for info on the STJOHN, NICHOLS, HOAG, MUZZY families that lived in the Erie Co,NY area during the 1800's. Thanks You may visit my website (url listed here) for my 'master genealogy index'.

MADGETT, SWEETLOVE posted by Madgett on Sunday, February 21, 1999

John Franklin MADGETT born in Buffalo 29 Sep 1863, parents Thomas & Caroline MADGETT. Moved to Hamilton,Ontario and married Frances Ann SWEETLOVE 16 May 1882. Associated with the original Edison Company working in Hamilton & Peterborough Ontario, Montreal & Sherbrooke Quebec before moving to the Edison plant in Schenectady New York. Died 9 Mar 1947 in Scenectady. I'm looking for more info on his parents and children.

JEWETT, LOTHRIDGE, MORRIS, RIDER posted by Jan (Rider) Brooks on Sunday, February 21, 1999

Searching for any information on my Grandfather Henry RIDER who lived in the Buffalo area 1820's. Wife was Hattie LOTHRIDGE. Children were, Elbridge G., William, Henry H., Roderick and John A. Henry was a carpenter and house builder; son John A. also a mechanic and ship carpenter. He mrd. Melissa JEWETT 1840. They had Agenes, Clara and John A. Agenes mrd. Jerome MORRIS circa 1860. Grandfather Henry might have been a sea captain who drowned 1828??

BUGBEE, STOKES posted by Jim Royer on Tuesday, February 23, 1999

Seeking information on John M. STOKES and his wife Lucinda BUGBEE. John M. STOKES was born in 1817 in Erie, Niagara Co, NY (now Newstead, Erie Co.). Lucinda BUGBEE was born on December 20, 1822 in Niagara Co, NY (probably in Royalton..). They married on November 07, 1837 in Erie, Niagara Co. They had 4 children born in WNY between 1839 and 1844 before moving to WI in 1846. I have additional info on thr BUGBEE family (more would be appreciated!) but thusfar have been stone-walled on John M. STOKES. I would appreciate information from anyone on STOKES family in Niagara/Erie Co. in the early 1800s. Thanks in advance!

COOK, VAIL posted by Mark Shelly on Wednesday, February 24, 1999

Silas COOK had a daughter Hannah COOK in Vermont. She married Edward VAIL and lived in Collins, Erie Co., NY. Silas may have lived in N Otto, NY. Does anyone know of this family?

ALTSTADT, MENY posted by Jeanette Hillend on Thursday, February 25, 1999

I am searching for descendents of Joseph and Sophia MENY. Sophia's maiden name was ALTSTADT. I believe they lived in Buffalo in th 1870's, and that Joseph owned a barber shop. Any help is appreciated.

DIEM, MURPHY posted by William CREIGHTON on Thursday, February 25, 1999

I would like to obtain an obituary for Mary Anna MURPHY DIEM who died 28 September 1950 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York. She was buried in Mt. Olivet cemetery in Tonawanda, New York 2 October 1950 based on information from the cemetery. A daughter, Francis DIEM, died October 1985 in Buffalo. If anyone could help me with obituaries, I would certainly appreciate your help.

BLOCH, HARTER, KLINGENMEIER, LIVINGSTON, MUENCH, NEIDEFHOFER, RUHLAND posted by Donna Bonning on Friday, February 26, 1999

Looking for others who may be linked with any of these surnames. These people lived in and around Buffalo during the 1800's. RUHLAND,MUENCH,& KLINGENMEIER...I have quite a bit of info but would like more on extended families if you are out there. I have lots to share as well. Thanks, Donna(Ruhland)Bonning.

DONDAJEWSKI posted by Mari Vog on Friday, February 26, 1999

Researching my mothers family, Joseph DONDAJEWSKI, wife Anna their children: Stanley, Leo, Alois, Helen, Josephine, and Leocadia, born 1914. Grandparents born in Poland or Prussia

GOEHLE, HEINTZ posted by Anne Miller on Sunday, February 28, 1999

Looking for information on HEINTZ family in Buffalo and environs. William HEINTZ married Dora GOEHLE c1892(?) (seeking date). Some children adopted out, some placed in orphanages , but five children and parents living in Buffalo per 1910 US Census. Known children are Carl, Dorothy, Loretta, William, Madeline. Brother of father Friedrich HEINTZ? Parents ? Seem to have come to US 1870-71. Do you know this family?

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