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I am looking for the William Alexander family. He (b 1807 in Morrisville) married Esther Henry (b 1810 in Morrisville) in Philadelphia July 29, 1831. Then, they moved to Vermillion Co, IN, before 1840. They may have had traveling with them to IN a nephew/cousin William Alexander, who was born about 1817. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I am in search of birth and death information for Albert ALLEN and the same information for Albert’s parents, James B ALLEN and Emily (maiden name?). The 1880 Phila. Census lists them living at 825 Pearce st. The 1900 and future censuses at 529 Snyder Ave. Other family members: Son Edward, son Charles dau Laura, & son George.

I am trying to trace my ancestry to my grandfather, George Henry ANDERSON, who I believe was born in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (1894?) and later probably moved to Bangor, maine. He had several brothers and sisters, maybe by the names of Ida, John, William, Thomas, Hilda. In his early years, he emigrated to Honduras (Republic Of) and did agriculture, basically bananas, and shipped them to U.S. probably through the Truxillo Railroad Co in Honduras. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

I live in New South Wales, Australia and have been trying to do research into the origins of my Great, great grandfather, Wesley ANDERSON for many years now. The only information that I have about him is that he was born in about 1821, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. His parents are not known. He was married in Sydney and died in Victoria. He may have been of African American origin as his death certificate (September 1859) has the word “negro” written on it. In photos his children have long narrow faces with fine narrow features but their skin appears darker than that of their spouses. My great grandmother, Mary Ann Anderson, looks to be of darker skin tone than her husband who was born in England. Wesley married an English woman, Sara Jane Clark.
The family folklore has it that Wesley was in some way connected to the men who started the Wesleyan religion. He may have travelled to England with them as it is said that he arrived in Sydney from England but no record is available to support that. An ornate silver spoon, held by family members in Victoria, is said to have been given to Wesley by the Wesley brothers.
All of this is rather sketchy but it is all I have to help in my search for the origins of Wesley Anderson, any and all help appreciated.


My paternal great and grandparents settled in Philadelphia after immigrating to the US. The names I have some data on, but still need info filling in some blanks are:
Pasquale ARENA 1910-1950
Gelsomina D'AMBROSIO 1910-1939
Modesto D'AMBROSIO 1910 all lived in Philadelphia.
BAISDEN, John Schmidt (also known as John Smith)

John Schmidt BAISDEN, b ca1758 in Philadelphia. I am searching for his parents, they are completely unknown to me. He served in the Revolutionary War.

from No. Ireland, 1889-present, descendants of siblings Hugh, John, Agnes (Smyth)

I would like to find any information on Elizabeth Jane BEALE, 1858-1951, esp place of birth (England ?), date of marriage, place of marriage, place of residence, (Delaware Cty, Chester Cty, Phila or Wilmington) siblings, etc.

I'm looking for any information I can find regarding my Great Grandfather Robert BEATTIE who arrived in Philadelphia on July 22nd, 1906 aboard the ship Merion; I am quite interested in his footsteps from when he arrived to when & how he came to settle in Des Moines, Iowa and a few years later sending for my (soon after arriving) Great Grandmother who came to Ellis Island and then on to Des Moines My Great Grandfather was from Carlisle, Beaumont, England; I believe the ship left port from Liverpool; he was a blacksmith in his last few years in England and I believe he was a carriage maker when he arrived in Des Moines, later becoming a chauffer for a private family & later to own his own car garage "Beattie Garage" in downtown Des Moines in the 1920's it was one of the most up to date in the country at the time and the only completely fireproof in Iowa.

My grgrandfather,Thomas BESWICK, b-1833 MD? died in Philadelphia between 1880-1885. He lived on Moya St. Any record of him would be helpful.JANE

I am looking for immigration info on: Viktor MAKAREWICZ, arrived via ship from Poland/Russia in about 1895 or Petronela BIEDUL/BIEDULA/BIRDULA arrived from Poland/Russia before 1900.
Viktor & Petronela were married about 1898 & their first child, (my great grandmother) Catherine Irene MAKAREWICZ was born in 1901. They lived in Philadelphia, on Lucerne Street, near Germantown and attended Holy Cross Church in Yeadon, PA.
I have been searching for over 10 years for ANY info on Petronela-- please help!!

Maiden name: CARNEY or RODGERS
First names:--Lizabella, Elizabeth
Looking for Husband, married about 1890 and listed as a widow in 1910 census


I am looking for the parents of Charles Marshall BOOTMAN, born on August 26, 1831 in Philadelphia, PA. I am also looking for his wife's parents, the parents of Mary Elizabeth HERBERT, born on September 3, 1838 in Philadelphia, PA. Charles may have been adopted into the BOOTMAN family from a MCDUFFY family. Through family discussions I haved learned that Charles' parents both died and he was adopted out. He may have other siblings, I am not sure. The US Census states the Mary Elizabeth HERBERT lived with another family as a girl, as did her brother William HERBERT. Interestingly there was a lady named Mary MADE who lived with Mary HERBERT and her brother William in PA and she also moved to Cass County, MI with Charles BOOTMAN and Mary HERBERT-BOOTMAN. I am not sure of the relationship that Mary MADE has with Mary Elizabeth HERBERT, if any. Charles and Mary were married in Philadelphia, PA in 1854 and by 1860 had moved to Cass County, MI. Charles and Mary BOOTMAN later moved to Howell County, MO and they both died there in 1899. Charles BOOTMAN is my 2nd Great Grandfather. Thank you for any help you can give.

David BOUVIER, b ca1818; most info says Phila, died in Phila 1891. His first wife was Elizabeth GOSLIN, b ca 1821, place unknown. Elizabeth died in 1874 in Phila. They are both buried in Fernwood Cemetery in Yeadon, PA. Their original burial was in the Wharton St M.E. Church cemetery in Phila. David and Elizabeth were married in 1843 at Old Swedes (Gloria Dei) Church. They possibly had 10 children, several died within the first few years. I am searching for any descendants of theirs, other than my own line.

I'm looking for the birth records for Levi Hollman BOYER, Birth 28th Dec 1861. What I really want is information leading to his parents.


I am looking for John BOYLE (b. after May 28, 1853 in Tyrone Ireland) and lived in Philadelphia. Middle name possibly was Thomas. Don't know when he died. He lived at 831 Market St, Phila for quite a few years before he married with an occupation of liquors. He had his occupation on marriage certificate as hotel keeper and living at 831 Market St. (831 Market St was the "Central Ave Hotel")

He married Mary McGEOUGH (b. after May 28, 1869 in Ireland) on May 28, 1893 at Visitation BVM in Kensington section of Phila. Possible middle name Josephine. On marriage certificate she has she didn't work and listed home address as Norris St near N. Front St. Phila. She died about 1910-1911 (family hearsay says daughter Mary was 11 or 12 when she died in an accident on her way to pick daughters up from orphanage).

They had two daughters: Mary Josephine b. May 15, 1898 (my grandmother), Catharine Marie b. March 18, 1900 or 1901.
They were put into St. Vincent's Orphanage at 20th and Race at young ages by their mother when John left the family (this is family hearsay also, so maybe he had died) and she had to go to work.

I can not find the family on the 1900 census (have looked countrywide and on passenger lists). Found my grandmother Mary on 1910 census living at the orphanage. Sister Catharine was taken in by a family living near Mahanoy City, PA when she was still very young.


Rose BOYLE. I am looking for ANY info on my great grandmother, Rose BOYLE, b- 27 Oct.1857 in Donegal, Ireland. From what I can make out on her death certificate, her parents were Bernard Boyle and Catherine McConning(SP?). The story is that she came to the States in 1872 to bring back her sister C(K)atherine but decided to stay. One has it that she came to Mass. but I have a tendency to believe the second letter I received saying that she came to Philadelphia. The letter was from her granddaughter (still living). She married Patrick Foley b. 27 March 1854 in Franklin County , Orange, Mass. He moved to the Philadelphia area in his late teens, early 20's. He worked on the PRR and lived on the Ellis Estate in Bryn Mawr or Radnor, Pa.(Mr. Ellis was the president of the PRR at the time) where he met Rose, most likely working as an living-out maid.They had 9 children: Elizabeth (Lizzie), Katherine (Katie), William J. died when he was a little over a year in 1882. Joseph, Thomas, Edward J. (My Grandfather) , John (Jack), Rose and Francis (Frank). The first 6 children were all baptized in Villanova, St Francis of Asissi Church, and the last 3 in Phila.Pa Her sister Katherine married a John Foley (no relation to the Patrick Foley family). The family settled in West Philadelphia and belonged to St. Clements Church, now closed.
Any and all Info will be greatly appreciated,

Looking for parental information on Viola Josephine Brackney, married to Joseph P. Byron, 1923, Philadelphia marriage index. She was previously married to Joseph Nathaniel Fisher, circa 1899. Joseph Byron was also previously married, to Camille Lussier, in 1912, He appears in 1920 Philadelphia census with wife Camille, and in 1930 Philadelphia census with wife Viola. Both (Joseph and Viola) are buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Montgomery County. Would like any information on Camille Lussier and/or Viola Brackney Fisher. Thank you.

I am seeking information on relatives who emigrated to Philadelphia, PA., USA as follows:
1910 Census Ward 19 Edward BRIDGE (My great granddads brother) aged 73. He emigrated 1858 on a ship from Liverpool.
1900 Philidelphia Ward 38, Widowed.
1880 Edward 36yrs, wife Anne, also from England. Kids: Howard aged 6 b. 1874 and Bertha aged 1 approx.
1870 Mount Washington Boro, Allegheny, PA, Samuel BRIDGE, journeyman carpenter, aged 33yrs. Wife Maggie. Kids: William Margaret Eliz and Jane.
The parents arr at New York 14 June 1856 and still there 1860. Thanks


CARR, Patrick F. Looking for any info on Patrick F CARR, who had a liquor license in 1887, Germantown Ave, Phila.

Patrick CASSIDY. I am looking for the death record of Patrick Cassidy, my great grandfather's brother. According to the 1880 US census he was living with his sister-in-law and family in Philadelphia. His occupation was beamer and twister. His sister-in-law was Mary Cassidy I think nee McGinty and she was married to his younger brother John born in Scotland around 1843. He had left his wife and family back in Scotland but I'm not sure when he went to the USA or why. Patrick was born in County Fermanagh (Ireland) around 1837 and he was the second son of James Cassidy and Ann Mooney who moved to Scotland sometime around 1840.

William Catherwood was the fifth child of John and Ann Catherwood who came from Ilreland in the eary 1830's. They lived in New York City until 1840's. William is listed on the 1850 and 1860 census living with his parents inPhil. He is listed on the 1870 census living with his wife, is a laborer, can read and can write. Sept 9 1870 they lost a baby boy. William died of debility from inflamation of the kidney. I am looking for any information on the Catherwoods.

John Cella. Looking for information on John CELLA, b. approx. 1853 in Italy, wife - Rose CELLA, b. approx. 1850 in Italy (Maiden name unknown). Children were sons: Antonio CELLA b. 1872 in Philadelphia, Joseph CELLA b. 1878. Daughters were Jane CELLA b. 1874 and questionable twin girls: Mary and Ellen CELLA b. 1876. They are listed in the 1880 Census at Philadelphia in Hyde Court- 9th Ward, 1st Elec. District.

Catherine Marie CELLA. I have two lines of Cellas in our family. My first query was on John and Rose Cella, their son Joseph married Catherine Marie CELLA. She was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1880. Her parents were Peter CELLA, b.19 March 1850 (Italy) --d. 25 July 1928 (Wilmington, Delaware) and Louisa LEBARASE b. May 1861 (San Francisco, CA)--d. 8 April 1933 (Wilmington, Delaware). From Peter's death certificate, his father is listed as Antonio CELLA. Peter and Louisa Cella had four children that I am aware of--all born in Philadelphia, PA. They were sons: Antonio CELLA- b.1878, Peter A. CELLA-b.1882 and John J. (? is for Joseph) CELLA - b. 1884. and of course daughter Catherine Marie CELLA - February 1880. I believe that John CELLA, who married Rose, and Peter CELLA, who married Louisa, were probably kin--in the 1880 census - they are all living in Philadelphia, PA and again their children were married. They were both dealers in fruits, fruit merchants as they were listed. Peter Cella and his family moved to Wilmington, Delaware as well as their daughter, Catherine Marie and Joseph (son of John and Rose CELLA), and their three sons. This is by the 1900 Census. John's son, Joseph and Peter's daughter, Catherine Marie were married in 1898 or 1899-unsure of exact date. I appreciate anything you can help me with-I am at a dead end.
CLOUD, William

William CLOUD, of Calne, in Wiltshire, England was the founder of the Pennsylvania family. He was a member of the Friends'. On September 8 and 9, 1681, William Penn granted to William CLOUD five hundred acres of land laid out in Pennsylvania. This land was surveyed and laid out to the southward of Naemans creek. He does not appear to have lived on this land, his home being in Concord township, Chester county, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Chichester meeting. The minutes indicate attendance at two meetings in 1690. He died about 1702. (See the Philadelphia Wills page) He does not mention a wife, she having probably preceded him to the grave. Children: William, Jeremiah, Joseph, John, Robert and Susannah .
Is anyone else researching this family?

Sara H.
CLYMER, Robert

Robert CLYMER, CLIMER, CLAYMORE, KLIMER, etc was a Mulatto slave in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. He was manumitted in 1765 by the will of Dr Christopher Witt, of Germantown. He was left property in the will, including a home and tools. A Robert Clymer left a will, proven 1817, in Philadelphia, leaving all to his daughter, Barbara Hirschfield, Hirshfeldt, Herschfeld, (I have seen one reference to her name as just Hirsh, etc. He names his sons in the will, but they do not inherit, Clement Biddle of Philadelphia was one of the executors. I am trying to prove that this is one and the same man. Does anyone have any information to share?
CORRY, Emma Floretta Raab

I am looking for the death date of Emma FLoretta (Raab) CORRY. She was born 1855 in New York, married 2 Jan. 1876, to James Valentine CORRY. My last known information on her is the 1940 census at the age of 84 was 2135 Cambria Street, Philadelphia,Pennsylvania. She was living with her daughter who never married also named Emma (60). Her daughter died in 1972. I would be most grateful.

My paternal great and grandparents settled in Philadelphia after immigrating to the US. The names I have some data on, but still need info filling in some blanks are:
Arena, Pasquale 1910-1950 Gelsomina D'AMBROSIO 1910-1939 Modesto D'AMBROSIO 1910 all lived in Philadelphia.

I need any information for my ancestor by the name of Leah Davies. She had a son by the name of Thomas Davies, born in 1899. I know that Leah was born in Wales(UK) and had lived in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania before moving to Philadelphia to work as a servant.

I am looking for information on relatives. Grandparents Joseph and Irene HAVEL (1888-1973) maternal grandparents Ida and George DERR (1907-1973). Great grandparents Rebecca Ulmer EVANS married twice, George ULMER and William EVANS (1886-1975) All from Philadelphia

I am researching an Anna or Annie Gifford married a James John or George Dougherty and had my GGM Rose P. Dougherty in 1883. My GGM wound up in Del. in 1900 or so. Robert Dilworth married my GGM's Lena Fitzgerald's sister, May/Mary Purcell in 1902 in Del. Robert was born actually to a Franklin Dilworth but born in Lancaster Co.

Thomas and Elizabeth DIXON both born in Deleware and living in the 19th District of Philadelphia in 1870 with their 4 children. Between 1870 and 1880 Elizabeth became a widow. In 1880 Elizabeth was living with 3 children at 1410 Spruce St., Phila. Did Thomas DIXON leave a will? The family was financially well off in 1870 according to census records. I'm trying to find out if there may have been a younger daughter named Isadora Celinda Melinda DIXON who married young before the 1870 census. Isadora was married in 1869 to Edward STOUGH and living in Adams County, PA in 1870. In a 2nd marriage application in 1902 at York PA she records her father and mother were Thomas and Elizabeth DIXON. Family verbal history say that her family "came from money". I can't find the family in 1860 in the U.S.A.

I am researching an Anna (Annie) Gifford who married a Dougherty-not sure if his name is John, James or George-have conflicting records and had at least 2 children, Rose Dougherty (my GGM)in 1883 and Thomas Dougherty-possibly had a daughter Sallie. Rose and Annie are from Pennsylvania and I believe in the Phila. or Del. County area

I am looking for information on John Douglas, born in Philadelphia in 1828 to James Douglas and Ellen ? Brothers and sisters born in Philadelphia are: Benjamin b 1826: Louisa b 1830: Rozetta b 1833; Elizabeth b 1835; James b 1838.
Either or both of the mother and father were African-American.

I am looking for any information on a Jane V. DOWDRICK and her family. She was born on 3 OCT 1842 in Philadelphia, PA. Do not have the fathers first name. Her mother was Mary Ann MURPHY who was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Jane married a William WILCOX on 2 May 1857 in Covington, KY and died there on 18 Aug 1918.

William Walter ELWELL was my grandfather. He was born circa 1874. He married Johanna ERTELL in Philadelphia around 1900. She was born March 1880 and died at the age of 26 on June 21 1906. I don't know what happened to my grandfather after that date. There were three children counting my father, Walter William ELWELL, he died Aug 1977; two daughters, Mildred and Alma. All have passed away. They were raised in Philadelphia by Annie HOELZLE daughter of Vatburger ERTELL.

I'm looking for information on the Frederick EMERICK family who lived in the Fish Town, Kensington area of Philadelphia from the early 1800's through at least 1900. I found Frederick on the 1840, 1850, 1860 Census.
Frederick's son, Joseph Henry EMERICK (my great, great Grandfather), moved to Athens, Georgia before 1860 and is on the 1860 Athens, Clarke County, Georgia Census, listed as a 32 year old Carpenter from Philadelphia. Frederick was listed as a Ship Builder in 1850.
I'm looking for any and all information, (marriages, deaths, burials, obituaries, wills), on Frederick EMERICK, his family, children, parents, siblings, and descendants to include any old Photographs of the Emerick's, including tombstone photographs. Any EMERICK Marriage information in Philadelphia from 1800 through 1900 would be extremely helpful).

I am looking for more information on the John Morris EMERSON family. I would like to go back further than what I already have and I am extremely stuck!
John M EMERSON was born 9 JUL 1907, his wife is Marie G RUHL 8 JUN 1911 and passed in 1969. They had 3 girls, Mary Louise EMERSON (my grandmother-1933), Joan EMERSON (1935-2001), and Barbara Jane EMERSON (21 JUNE 1937).
Marie's father is John RUHL (abt 1881) and he was married to Ethel (abt 1883).
John's father is Charles EMERSON (born July 1880 in PA. He lived with his wife, Agnes (WRIGHT?), in Philadelphia Ward 44, during 1910-1920 as well as their other child Edna M EMERSON.
Charles's father is Charles A EMERSON and Isabel or Isabella is his wife.


David Everly and his wife, Anne Elizabeth Jane (nee Brown)--see the rest of the Query on the Delaware County Site

Andrew Fenton in Dec. 1881, in Wilmington, De. married Philena Everly, born in Newtown, Del Co--see the rest of the Query on the Delaware County Site

I am looking for information about my great grandparents, William and Mary Flood of Pennsylvania. Their son was Albert Sherwood Flood, Sr, and he married Ethel Pickles. Ethel was born in 1892 in Philadelphia as far as I can recall. My father, Albert, Jr. was born in 1915. I would appreciate any help

FLOOD, Hugh & MOLOY, Eleanor. Flood, Hugh m. Eleanor Moloy April 7, 1801 Old St Joseph's Philadelphia. I am looking for anything on Hugh and Eleanor and their possible other children along with those listed. 15 February 1803 Hugh became a citizen in Lancaster County, PA. 1804, 1807 & 1809 Hugh Flood bought lots on Queen Street in Lancaster. In 1810 Lancaster census it shows 1 male 26-45 and 4 females under 10 and 1 female 26-45. In 1813 he received a liquor license on the West side of Queen Street in Lancaster PA. In 1820 Lancaster census it shows 2 males under 10, 1 male 45-up, 3 females under 10, 1 female 16-26 and 1 female 26-45. From John Wickenheiser Church Historian St Marys Lancaster children as follows: Elisabeth Flood b. April 21, 1811 Edward Flood b. June 19, 1813 George Flood b. September 8, 1815 and Margaret Flood b. February 20, 1818 Parents Hugh Flood and Eleanor Meloy. It also shows Margaret Flood b. June 3, 1813 and Joseph Flood b. April 28, 1809 parents James Flood and Mary Farley. On October 16, 1832 Francis Fitzgerald and Eliza Ann Flood were married Old St Joseph's Philadelphia. About 1836 Francis and Ann Fitzgerald her sister Catherine and Edward Fitzgerald and Margaret Theresa Flood moved on to St Louis Missouri to live and die.

Patrick FOLEY. Rose Boyle

Anna Fratrik, the daughter of Adam and Katarina (Wrubel) Fratrik was born between 1910-1911. She died in a house fire before 1916. I am looking for information concerning her birth and death. I do know there was a period of time when the family lived at 107 Vine St.
Any information is appreciated.Thanks

Need help for Gephart Wagon Works which was located at 2756-74 Frankford Ave in Phila in the early part of the 1900's. Owners may have been Alec and Amelia (Alderfer) Gephart from 17th and Tioga Sts in Phila. Also Tom and Geo Gephart are connected. Can anyone help me prove that.
GOSLIN, Elizabeth

Elizabeth GOSLIN, b ca1821; possibly in New Jersey. She was married to David Bouvier (see above) until she died in 1874 in Phila. They are both buried in Fernwood Cemetery in Yeadon, PA. Their original burial was in the Wharton St M.E. Church cemetery in Phila, also known as Wharton St. Vault. David and Elizabeth were married in 1843 at Old Swedes (Gloria Dei) Church. They possibly had 10 children, several died within the first few years. I am searching for any descendants of theirs, other than my own line.

GRAHAM(E), Lilian/Lily TUBBY. Two of my great aunts came over on the SS Celtic from Liverpool on 11th June 1920, and settled in Philadelphia the same year. Their names were Lily or Lilian TUBBY (aged 29), and her sister Elizabeth TUBBY (aged 24). Lilian married an American by the surname of GRAHAM(E). They initially stayed at 256, West Tulpehocken Street, Germantown, Pa. My grandmother was their sister, and my own mother (Lilian Elizabeth) was named after them as she was born the same week. If you come across anyone looking for the names of Elizabeth or Lily (Lilian) TUBBY from Old Catton, Norfolk, England, would you please point them in this direction, as I have a great deal of information on their past and current English families, and I feel that I would love to exchange that for info on anyone in the USA who is descended from these two, very adventurous sisters.

Seeking information on my mother's family. Her parents were Robert and Francis Harvey of Philadelphia. Robert died ca1969-71. Their children were Dorothy Francis Harvey, b ca 1938; possibly on Sigel St, Phila. Also Robert, Jr; Christopher; and David Harvey. Thank you.

Berkeley James Herson, died Sept. 10, 1955 in Philadelphia, he was a former resident of Ithaca, NY. I am seeking the burial place of the above named Berkeley James Herson and his wife Helen Herson. I should mention that I have seen Mr. Herson's name stated as James Berkeley Herson and the 2nd "e" in his first name is sometimes omitted.

Would like to find any descedants of William Henry HIBBARD, b 21 Jan 1904, Kennington, Surrey, England. Migrated to America: Ellis Island in 1925, lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He arrived on the S. S. HOMERIC from Southampton on the 6 May 1925, aged 21. He appears in the 1930 Census: He was listed as a Clerk and details on the 1930 Census for William were was boarding with an Aunt, Florence WALE, Widow age 63. William was 26 and worked as a salesman, in a Mail Order House. His aunt was Florence WALE (nee HISCOCK)

I am looking for any info on my gg-grandfather, William Stephen Holt, born in Philadelphia in 1838. Married Frances (Fanny) Lewis in St. Louis, MO in 1867. Died under unknown circumstances in 1874. Place of death unknown. Know that he was a Civil War soldier. His wife's father, James Lewis, was related to the larger family of Meriwether Lewis, and the Daniel Boone family. Would like to find the names of William's parents in PA, if possible. Thank you.

I am looking for any information about Charles HUMPHREY (d.1720-21), Manor of Moreland (Phil/Montgomery County), and related families of Uriah GILL, Silas WATTS, Henry COMLY, Richard MARPLE and Evan STEPHENS.
Mentioned in Charles Humphrey's will dated 1721:"I give to his wife, Uriah, ... I give to my son, Thomas, ... I give to my son Charles, ...I give to my daughter, Hannah Humphrey,... I appoint Henry Comly (Jr.) and Thomas Gill to be my executors of my will.
Signed Charles Humphrey Witnesses: Richard Marple, Evan Stephens, Silas Watts and Wm. Roberts. The inventory was made for 216 pounds, no property was listed.
JAMES, Richard and Jane

I am looking for information on the family of Richard and Jane JAMES. Richard was born in Wales about 1805 and Jane was born in Wales about 1815. There children Mary J. born 1840 married Jacob D. VOLLMER. John W. JAMES born about 1843 married Rachel JONES. Then there was William, Franklin and Richard all born between 1850 - 1860. Any help on any of these family members would be greatly appreciated. They lived in the Passyunk and Moyamensing districts of the city.

I am doing a family tree and have hit a dead end. I was wondering if any one would be able to help. My Great Grandmother's maiden was JEFFERIES. She was born and raised in Philadelphia along with 5 sisters and 2 brothers. Her parents were Thomas and Barbara JEFFERIES. They lived in Germantown. Her sister Ida married Frank TUCKER, who at one time was a warden for the State Prison System. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Looking for any descendants.

David Bouvier remarried a Mary Kelly in Philadelphia 1 March 1876 and they had at least one female child together. I do not know her maiden name. She had two sons by her first marriage(see below). I am searching for any descendants of these two boys and their daughter; and also the place of burial of Mary or any information about her. David preceeded her in death.

KELLY, Thomas and William

David Bouvier remarried a Mary Kelly. Maiden name unknown. She had two sons by her first marriage: William b.1858 and Thomas b. 1864. I am searching for descendants of these two boys, hoping to find a family photo or something of David Bouvier's. Also the place of burial of Mary or any information about her family.


Seeking descendents from the following KENYON families in Phil.
Joseph KENYON. b. 1809 in Oldham England. m. Mary BUTTERWORTH in 1831 in Middleton, England. d. 1878 in Phil. buried in Cedar Hill
   Their children:
      Samuel KENYON. b. 1834 in Middleton, England.. m. Sarah BAILY in 1858. d. 1899. buried in Cedar Hill
          Mary Jane KENYON. b.1859
          Sarah Alice KENYON. b. 1860 in Phil. m. Benjamin FOLOWER 1890.
          Elizabeth (Lizzie) KENYON. b.1865 in Phil m. Abram B. TOMLINSON 1869. d.??
          Edith Carlisle KENYON. b. 1876 in Phil. m. John George PABST, Jr. in 1897
                Sarah PABST. b.1901
                Edith PABST. b.1902
     Sarah KENYON. b. 1836 in Middleton, England. m. John HORROCKS in 1865. d. 1912. buried in Cedar Hill
          Samuel H. HORROCKS. b. 1865
          Joseph HORROCKS. b. 1868
          John T. HORROCKS. b. 1871
          George HORROCKS. b. 1873
          James HORROCKS. b. 1876
    John J. KENYON. b. 1839 in Middleton England. m. Jane A. ECKERSLEY in 1861. d. 1883
          Sarah Sabine KENYON. b. 1861 in Phil. m. William Nelson JOHNSON.
                Helen JOHNSON. b.1890
                Marion JOHNSON. b. 1890
                Elizabeth JOHNSON. b. 1889
    Henry KENYON. b.1847 in Middleton, England, m. Sarah Ann LEE in 1869. d. 1890
         Ida Irene KENYON. b.1870
         Harry Lee KENYON. b. 1882. m. Emily James 1901
         Mary E. C. KENYON. b. 1876. m .John A. GALLAGHER in 1912.
         Charles Lightfoot KENYON. b. 1885. m. Thelma WILGUS in 1912.
                Robert G. KENYON. b. 1914
                Natlie KENYON. b.1920

KUNCAS, George and Veronica

I am looking for any information whatsoever on George and Veronica Kuncas. According to the 1920 US Federal Census records they lived in Philadelphia, PA, Ward 19. I believe both George and Veronica's birthplace was Lithuania.

According to my father, my grandparents met and married in the U.S. sometime after my grandfather arrived in New York, in 1912. My grandfather George was born in 1892 and Veronica was born in 1888. They had four young sons at the time of my grandmother's death.

LALLI, Anthony J or John

Searching for information on Anthony J. Lalli or John Lalli in Philadelphia from 1900-1970. Thank you.

I am seeking information for a family connected with a ca. 1850 quilt in my possession. Names on the quilt include Mary B. LEECH (probable maker), John & Elizabeth Ann LEECH, Joseph & Sarah Ann LEECH, FETTER, Jacob & Hannah HOFFMAN, Josua(?) & Elizabeth LEECH, PALMER. Most of these have an inked town or county with the name; many are Kingsessing and others are Philadelphia or surrounding area. My husband has a family connection to Mary B. LEECH and we are trying to find out what the inter-connections may be. With the exception of FETTER, none of the other names have come down in his line. Anyone with information is urged to contact me.

The folks we are researching break down like this: John & Catharine Ann Leech; Joseph & Sarah Ann Leech; Isaac & Elizabeth Leech, George W. & Elizabeth Leech, William M. & (A.....M) Leech; Moses & Hannah H. Rively all from Kingsessing. Henry & Julia Ann Leech, Charles L. & Frances J. Benner (SP?); William & Rachel Huston (sp?); M. & Deborah Elizabeth Sheldrake and two other unidentifiable names all from Philadelphia. Wm. Ashton & Julia Fetters; William & Mary B (Leech) Fetters from Butler county (which may be the one in Ohio) James H. & Eliza Johns from Cincinnati Ohio Two others I am unable to decipher the city. (one of those is a quilt block dated June 20, 1848 and one name on it is John Fetters) Maybe these will ring some bells with someone! Anyone with information is urged to contact me.

I am in search of William M. LEWALLEN from the Philly area, born about 1809 died in Indiana 1846. Samual, Thomas, Jacob, possibly his sons (supposedly died in the civil war). There were also 2 girls Sarah Ann and Mary. Abner is a possible father to all.

Does any one know if Louderback and Lafferty from South Philadelphia are connected? My grandmother who was a Lafferty by birth said there was some connection but I can't find out how. Can anyone help me prove that.

I am looking for immigration info on: Viktor MAKAREWICZ, arrived via ship from Poland/Russia in about 1895 or Petronela BIEDUL/BIEDULA/BIRDULA arrived from Poland/Russia before 1900. Viktor & Petronela were married about 1898 & their first child, (my great grandmother) Catherine Irene MAKAREWICZ was born in 1901. They lived in Philadelphia, on Lucerne Street, near Germantown and attended Holy Cross Church in Yeadon, PA. I have been searching for over 10 years for ANY info on Petronela-- please help!!


John Mason came to Philadelphia in 1682 and died in 1683. I am looking for descendants and history on this man. John Mason married at Farrington, county of Berks, England 2mo 27, 1682. (Quaker arrivals at Philadelphia). John Mason and his wife Mary Hobbs had Richard Mason, Robert Mason, John Mason, and possibly Anne Mason.

I have Mason/Masson information to share for Philadelphia area and Delaware/Maryland and am especially looking for Richard Mason/Abigail Seary, as I believe that was the son of John Mason/Mary Hobbs..



Francis William McCLUSKEY was born on June 10, 1839 or 1840 in Phila. He married Elizabeth Mary DONNELL on Aug 20, 1862 at St. Pauls ME Church, 227 Marriott St in Phila., He died on Jan 15, 1929 at 419 Mc Kean St in Phila and is buried at Mt Moriah Cemetery. He was a volunteer fireman, an insurance agent for the Franklin Hose Company in Phila., and a member of the Samson Lodge #67, and Knight of Pythias from 1869 to 1900. His inlaws resided at 720 Griswold Alley or 720 Randolph St (one and the same) and they were William and Ellen (THOMPSON) DONNELL. Other family names were MULHOLLAND, MUTH, LEITHGOW, DE MOTT and BOND. His parents were Frank and Ann.


Looking for any information on Michael McGannon who's will was proven 15 March 1792 in Philadelphia County, PA. Wife: Ann. Children: Elizabeth, Deborah, Margaret, Ann, Mary, Richard.



Looking to connect with anyone researching or descended from James McKAY. Born 1877 in Gartan, Donegal, then moved to Glasgow Scotland. By 1929 he was living at: 1719 North 23rd St., Philadelphia, PA. James was the son of Patrick McKAY & Ann GALLAGHER and the brother of my great grandmother Bridget McKAY.

I am really looking for info on a Civil War Hospital in Philly. Here is the info:
Private Joseph McQuown was admitted to the US General Hospital 25 Feb 1863. The hospital address is listed as R (illegible) and Cherry Phila.
Any info about Joseph or the hospital would be great. Joseph was from Indiana, PA.

Looking for the Meek families of Fishtown....gr-gr-grandmother, Nancy Meek (married name was Moore) died in Marietta, OH and obit said she was to be burried in Fishtown Pa where she was born. Looking for more info on her parents and family there is Fishtown.She and her husband, David Moore, were married in 1844 in Ohio and lived their lives in Ohio. I am guessing she was born about 1818-1820 or so.

I think that Alexander Miller, Philadelphia, was the son of Joseph Miller, Philadelphia. I can find Joseph in the 1830, 1840 Phila census, but not 1850. I also think that Alexander married Charlotte Finlaw, who might have been a neighbor (can't quite read the writing on the census), of Salem, NJ. Their first child was born in 1842, but I have not found a marriage record. Can anyone help me prove this?

Seeking any information on the family of Wilhelm Max Muller and Josephine "Betty" Grassl Muller and their children Max, Victor and Pauline. The family lived from approx. 1890's until after 1920 in Philadelphia at 43rd & Ludlow Sts. My grandmother, Josepha, who was a niece of "Betty" Grassl, lived with the family as housekeeper (we believe) from Oct. 1914 until about April 1916, when she married Nicholas Mish in New York City. Grandmom Josepha Grassl was born in Bavaria in 1899, died Baltimore, Md 1920. She had one daughter, Florence, my mother. Any information on the family in Philadelphia and my grandmother would be most appreciated.

Looking for any information on William J Murray who married a Margaret Stuart. I found them in the 1910, 1920 and 1930 census but can't find out where about's in Ireland William came from. I know that he immigrated in 1882 and was married in 1883.If there is anyone else interested in this family, please contact me as I am a relative. Thank You

First names include:-- Caret, George, William, Gerret.
Time range:------------ 1785 -1840


I am looking for information on Helen G. Owens, Abt. 1887-1888. She was born in Philadelphia lived there at least until 1930, was married to Charles G. Kauffman.
PENNELL, Spencer

Spencer PENNELL was born in PA, ca ?, I am looking for information on his parents and siblings. He died in Pulaski County, IL. Married Julian BEAGLES in Greene Co., TN and settled in Pulaski.

Looking for information on George Cornelius Reeves b. 1888 d. 1910 in California but shipped to Philadelphia for burial. Parents: Joseph & Lizzie Reeves lived in Philadelphia and then WilkesBarre PA

RINEDOLLAR, REINTHALER, RHEINTHALER, RINEDOLLER, and RHINEDOLLAR or similar spellings. My earliest ancestor, JOH GEORG RHEINTHALER came to the United States in the mid-1700s. He was married to ANNA MARGARETHA GOTTSCHAL in Simmozheim, Germany on Apr 14, 1744. His second wife was SOPHIA TIMBLE who had been married to a GEORGE TIMBLE. They may have settled in Radnor Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania since a GEORG RIDDOLLER was taxed on property from 1756-1768, The 50 acre farm belonged to a WILLIAM TAYLOR, JR whose wife was a RINEDOLLAR.
Does anyone have any information on this family, the GOTTSCHALLs or TAYLORs?


RINEDOLLAR, REINTHALER, RHEINTHALER, RINEDOLLER, and RHINEDOLLAR or similar spellings. They lived from 1745-1850 in Philadelphia and suburbs such as Radnor Township and Germantown. Is anyone researching this name and would be willing to share information?

RINEDOLLAR, REINTHALER, RHEINTHALER, RINEDOLLER, and RHINEDOLLAR or similar spellings. CHARLES WESLEY and his brother GEORGE RINEDOLLER were both killed in an explosion in Philadelphia in 1905. CHARLES was born on Feb 6, 1860. Their parents were DURBIN and ANNE MARIE THORNLEY. ANNA was born in England. She was the second wife of DURBIN. HANNAH M. LOTTER was his first wife. The other children were WILLIAM THORNLEY born Jan 5, 1858 and JANE SLOANE born in 1851. I would like to know more about this family and the THORNLEYS and LOTTERS. This is the first family who spelled their name RINEDOLLER instead of RINEDOLLAR. His descendants do not know the reason and maybe someone can help. Also, I am trying to find out more about the explosion that killed the two brothers. I only know the year of 1905. Is there a THORNLEY or LOTTER descendant who could shed more light on this family? A DURBIN RINEDOLLER was in an orphanage in Philadelpha.

- Looking for graves at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes Church), Philadelphia, PA.
James Stewart (c1788-17 Feb 1856)
+ wife Sarah Potter (c1790-15 Feb 1872)
City death certificates state they were buried at Gloria Dei, as was their granddaughter:
Sarah Ann Roberts (c1837-26 Sept 1854)

Sarah Ann Roberts' parents may possibly be there also:
Samuel Roberts (b. 1780-1810, d. 1846-1850)
+ Miss Stewart (b. before 1824, d. 1846-1850).


I need information on my Great Great Grandfather, Charles Ross, born 29 Oct 1828, possibly Germantown, Philadelphia, PA. Charles left home when he was 9. We do not have his parents' names, nor his 2 sisters and 1 brother. He was possibly Pennsylvania-Dutch. Charles named his first son William (Billy) C. Ross. Possibly his father's name was William. He named a daughter Cora, his only daughter. Charles occupation was Miller.

My Great Uncle, William Houston Ross was born in Caroline County Maryland in the late 1800’s. He came to Philadelphia in the early 1920’s and married Emma (last name unknown). In the early 1950’s he died at the old Philadelphia General Hospital. By that time his wife had passed away and he had a daughter that lived in Chicago. We have no information on him, his wife, or daughter and would like to add something more than what I have just stated. He was a member of Tindley Temple Methodist Church, but I have not been able to get a response from the church. If anyone knows how I might be able to get any information PLEASE contact me. I have been struggling with trying to do a family tree for over twenty years. Thanks to anyone who can even point me in a direction.

John Seville SCHOFIELD was born in Yorkshire, England in 1827. He arrived in N.Y. in 1845 with his parents, Joseph and Mallery SCHOFIELD, and sibblings, Sarah (m. John DOBSON), Thomas, Sevill (m. Katherine SOMERSET), Charles, and Mary Ann. Maria and Joseph were born in Pa. They settled in Lower Merion in Montgomery County, Pa. Joseph and his sons owned various textile and woolen mills. John married Elizabeth RAINER/RAYNOR in about 1849. They lived in Illinois in the early 1860's, then moved back to Philidelphia, around the Manayunk area. They had children; George L., Sarah S., Mary Ann (m. Charles SCHOFIELD), Clara, Elizabeth, Ada (m. David EYNON) and Ella (m. Charles STANSBURY). John died in 1903 in Philadelphia.

SELSOR, George. I am descended from George Washington Selsor, born in Germantown in 1822. He had a patent on a coffee grinder and a claw hammer. He founded the Selsor, Cooke and Company aka The Germantown Toolworks on School House Lane and Arma St. I think his father was Henry Selser born 1790 and served in the War of 1812. But the Henry Selsers were in Northern Liberties in 1810 and Upper Dublin in 1790 and 1830. One of these Henry's is the son of Nickolas Selser of Montgomery Center landownder 1754 and constable of Gwynedd in 1774. So I am not sure about this. My father said he was nineth generation American. The earliest Selser, etc, is Jacob Selser in Roxburro , land holder of 200 acres 1734, arrived 1729. I know the boundaries moved. I want to prove who were George's parents.

Looking for my Great Grandfather, Forrest F Shultz obituary. His Date of Death is April 5 1933 - age 56. He was from Luzerne County but died in Philly - he may have been visiting his half brother French Jones who was working at Byberry Asylum in the Pharmacy dept at the time.

I have information about a log cabin homestead of a Michael Simon as late as Nov 10, 1894. It stood at what is now 62nd and Westminster Ave, W Philadelphia. It was the original home of the Seibert Family, Market St between 60th and 69th St. According to German records, Seibert were Nobility. Can anyone help me prove that.

I am looking for: Niels Hansen Slothus who married Ana Sophia Mathilde Elenor Thorsen Von Suleke in (it appears to be 1848 on the marriage certificate) in Philadelphia on December 2nd.

from No. Ireland, 1889-present, descendants of Agnes Smyth who married James BARNES

Joseph K Snyder born in Philadelphia PA 12/9/1798 married Sarah (possibly Flemming or Flemande) on 6/18/1821.
I am looking for the Joseph K Snyder relatives in Philadelphia.

Looking for descendants of Charles Stewart, b ca1806 in County Tyrone, Ireland, m. Jane (?), b ca 1812, children were John, William, Elizabeth m Samuel Hughes, Charles, and Annie(never married). All children born in PA. Charles and sons were in the Civil War 23rd Reg PA Vol, Co. C and E. Dau Elizabeth and Samuel Hughes had 3 children, Jennie m Warfield, George W. m Sally Atkins, Annie Thomas Small. Elizabeth died in 1884, buried in Macpelah, removed to Mt. Moriah; Samuel died in 1918. His daughter Annie Small died in New Jersey 1917 and Annie Stewart died 1916 also in New Jersey, we think. All 3 are buried in Mt. Moriah. James H. Stewart m Catherine Shields, lived with George W. Hughes family in 1910. Can't find this Stewart family after that.

Samuel Stiles, a shoemaker, married Mary McCurdy and had a large family. Their son John married Elizabeth Brasington (1806). John drowned in 1820 and left four children: Martha, Mary, Almira, John G. I have his death burial record and an article from the newspaper telling of his drowning. I would love to connect with anyone who is researching these families and share information. I also have information and records of Dr. Jacob Zorn, who was married to Martha Stiles. I need information on John Wray who was married to Almira Stiles.

Thomas Summers, Jr., b. Jan 1818, Chard, England, d. 10 Aug 1885, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Arrived in Philadelphia in 1845 with his first wife. First married Jane Rowsell, 27 Mar 1845, Chard England. Jane Rowsell b. 02 Dec 1818, South Petherton, Somerset, England and d. 12 Mar 1862. Seven children to this marriage: Elizabeth Bessie Lillian (Lilly) b. 1848 d. 1896; Clara P. b. 1849 d. 1852; Frances C. b. 1851 d. 1874; Unknown Male b. 1853 d. 1853; Alfred F. b. 1856 d. 1856; Robert Warburton b. 1857 d. 1933; and Matilda b. 1859 d. unknown. Second marriage to Ann Elizabeth Cuff b. 1830, Chard, England. Children of this marriage are: Elizabeth b. 1869; Caroline (Lizzie) b. 1871 and Jane Thomasine (Jennie) b. 1874. Ann Elizabeth Cuff was first married to a Baur. Looking for any info on these 'Summers'

I have a ledger named "Louisa Torrens Flour and Feed Store" with entries from 1845 to 1854,which ends with the dissolution of a partnership between William TORRENS and James TORRENS. Census info from 1850 has a William TORRENS, age about 40 and James TORRENS,age about 40, living in Moyamensing, Ward 1, Philadelphia ,PA. Both men are listed as storekeepers,and William had value of real estate owned as 2000. Any info will be most appreciated.

TUBBY, Lilian/Lily & Elizabeth. Two of my great aunts came over on the SS Celtic from Liverpool on 11th June 1920, and settled in Philadelphia the same year. Their names were Lily or Lilian TUBBY (aged 29), and her sister Elizabeth TUBBY (aged 24). Lilian married an American by the surname of GRAHAM(E). They initially stayed at 256, West Tulpehocken Street, Germantown, Pa. My grandmother was their sister, and my own mother (Lilian Elizabeth) was named after them as she was born the same week. If you come across anyone looking for the names of Elizabeth or Lily (Lilian) TUBBY from Old Catton, Norfolk, England, would you please point them in this direction, as I have a great deal of information on their past and current English families, and I feel that I would love to exchange that for info on anyone in the USA who is descended from these two, very adventurous sisters.

TUCKER, Frank, married Ida JEFFERIES, lived possibly in Germantown, was Warden for state prison system. Looking for any descendants.

I am looking for the names of the seven Upperman brothers that came to Philadelphia. My great grandfather, or my great, great, grandfather was probably one of them. Interested in hearing from any descendants.

Looking for some kind of proof or docemtation of names of parents of George W. Vanderslice, born 1824, wife Margaret Griffin Vanderslcie. Lived in Kensington in 1840 census. Married in Phila. in 1845 at St.Johns Methodiat Episcopal Church. Family says it is possible Margaret was born in New York about 1875. Thank you Edna eb2365@comcast.ne

I am looking for info on Vollmer between 1840-1845. They came to Philly from Germany or possibaly France, and may not have been on the same ship.
George Michael Vollmer, or Vollmer, Folmer. b 1806. May have been known as Michael
John Adam b 1811 went by Adam
Ludovicus b 1818 went by Louis
John Jacob b 1829 went by Jacob
Maria Eva Vollmer married Anton Hanhauser, thay had children born in Philly.
also Benedict Biri and his wife Barbara.


Would like to find any information on Florence WALE/HISCOCK. She appears in the 1930 Census: Widow age 63. Living with her was a nephew, William, 26 salesman, in a Mail Order House.
WATTS, Charles

I am trying to find information regarding Charles Watts. According to folklore, he was born in 1833 in Philadelphia. His parents names were Daniel Watts and Letitia(Letifia) Williams. He was a free negro and his father was a ships chandler. He sailed to England and then to Australia on the Flying Foam. He was discharged at Geelong, Victoria, Australia in 1857. He looked for gold and was also a hairdresser. I am a direct descendent who keeps running into bricks walls. Any help would be appreciated.

I'm looking for my WEBER immigrant from Germany. I found a Godfrey WEBER with a son, Rudolph, born in 1858, in Philadelphia. The Rudolph in Ohio married to Elizabeth KREBS is my great grandfather. I believe Godfrey married to a Catherine may be the immigrant but I can't find anything on his death, his origin, or my g grandfather's birth records.

WEBER, Catherine. I'm looking for information about Catherine as a patient at St. Frances Hospital in 1910. She may be the immigrant great, great grandmother. I found her in 1900 with Godfrey in Philadelphia.


I am trying to find information on my Grandmother (mother's mother). All I know is her name was Caroline Wells. She was born 16 Dec 1878, probably in Phila. and possibly was a twin. I do know she had a brother John. Other names connected to her are Morris and Hopkins.

I’m looking for information on my great grandfather, George Wilhelm. He was born January, 1862 and lived in Philadelphia City in 1900. He was married to Maggie R. Wilhelm (maiden name unknown) and had 2 daughters – Retta and Marion. I would appreciate any information on George or Maggie. Thank you.


I am looking for some information about a great grandfather of mine. This is what I know about him: William Wilkinson, Mayor of District of Northern Liberties, 1849-1850, Died October 16, 1854



I have a real puzzle. My husband's great grandfather, Edward Wilson (m.i. either "A" for Alford or "W" for ???) was born in Philadelphia around 1838. His parents have been listed on the census as having been born in England, though on one they are listed as PA. He had a sister, Clara. His father was killed in an accident involving a horse. His mother remarried, but I have no idea what the stepfather's surname was. Ed didn't get along with the stepfather, so he left home at a very early age. He ended up working for a baker (or could that be a Baker?) in Philadelphia, and living with the man's family--or so the story goes. He enlisted during the Civil War, drifted into eastern Arkansas, and that's where we can begin to pick up his story. I do know that he went back to Philadelphia after the War to try to find his family, probably in the late 1800s or early 1900s, but was unsuccessful.

Emily WILSON. My research indicates a possible connection to a WILSON family.
James P Allen's wife Emily appears to have been EMILY WILSON born about 1843 married to James 1865 and with a sister Mary Wilson born about 1842.
The James P Allen family lived at 529 Snyder Ave . Philadelphia PA. per the 1880, 1900 & 1910 census records. Mary Wilson joins the family in 1910 as a sister in law. Emily Allen as head of the house and Mary Wilson a sister are at 529 Snder Ave. in the 1920 census record. It is unknown if Emily Allen is the mother of Albert Allen son of James P Allen. Albert Allen my grandfather the person I search for.

I am looking for information about a family called Whinham (father possibly called Philip) that lived in Philadelphia around 1830. They had emigrated from Morpeth, England. I have been told that they owned 4 acres of land and were probably market gardeners but father, mother and daughter were murdered around 1835. My interest is in Robert Whinham from Morpeth, who is said to have visited the Whinham home to try to sell the land. It is also said that there is a street or place in Philadelphia named Whinham.
The Whinham family was well known here in Morepth because Robert senior developed a gooseberry that becamse the mainstay of a huge market in soft fruit. his "Whinham's Industry" gooseberry is still grown in the USA. His son was a famous fiddler, composer and dance teacher.
Any information would be useful

My Grandparents married in Philadelphia in 1906 or 1907, (Joseph WINIECKI and Helena ZYCHOWSKA or ZYCHOWSKI).They were married at St. Hedwigs Catholic Church located at 802 N 24th Street. I also have an Uncle, their first born, who was born in Philadelphia in 1908. Of course this in the hopes of obtaining new leads on the families origin, and other family names to assist me in my genealogy quest. Any information to help me in my family search would be appreciated.

Richard Lloyd WRIGHT, born Liverpool, England, 15 July 1849, Christened at St Peters, Liverpool, 26 August 1849. Occupation : Engineer. Arrived in US 1881. Did not always use his middle name. He appears in the US Directories, in Philadelphia, in 1881, 1882, 1884, 1885 and 1899. Married Martha in 1886. Both appear on 1900 US Census ED 780 Philadelphia City Ward 31. He is now a US Citizen, age 51 and Martha is 44. Richard is a 'Machinist' by occupation in 1900. Martha is shown as having one child, still alive, but not with them. I don't think this is Richard's child, but could be from Martha's previous marriage or relationship. Martha was born in England 1856 and arrived in US in 1866. Martha Wright died 30 January 1901 in Philadelphia, aged 44. I am looking for any information about this couple, Especially Richard, who is my 2xgrt grandfather. In particular, I would be pleased to learn of his date of arrival in the US, details about his marriage to Martha, and his death. Thank you to anyone who can help.

Trying to find the parents of my GGGF Joseph Alonzo Young b: 25 Sept 1857/8 in Germantown, Pa. according to census and death notice. He appears in Coatesville, Pa 1900,10,20,30 census, and applied for a 2nd marriage license in Lancaster, Pa., due to his first wife dying abt 3 yrs prior to application dtd. 1899.








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