Archived Queries

Surnames A-B

These queries were posted from Jan 1996 to Mar 2000 on this site. As they are so old, I have removed the original email links to these researchers, though I have left any snail mail information. To those who contributed these queries, if you wish to contact me and provide a new email address, I will post it.

Surnames: A - B, C - D, E - H, I - M, N - R, S - T, U - Z


ABBS

I am seeking information on the ABBS family of Middleport, NY. Caroline (ABBS) Blake was living in Middleport in 1912 when my mother (Caroline Blake) was born in Middleport on 14 May 1912. The ABBS family may have settled in Niagara Co. sometime after 1889. The family seems to have immigrated from Brantford, Ontario, Canada abt. 1889 - Jan 2000 - sent in by: Dwight J. Shauger


ADRIAN

Please any ADRIAN marriages registered in Niagara County before 1875, from maybe 1860 to 1875. We have record of several in Wolcottsville, NY, before they came to Northern Michigan. We have a German name of Gerderse Adrian that we are looking for the missing piece of the puzzle - Oct 1999. - sent in by: Thomas E. Atkinson, 12980 Atkinson Road, Lachine, MI 49753


ALGYER

Jane ALGYER was born in Niagara County, 24 Dec 1835 to Godfrey and Mary (Sarah) Bowman Algyer. Would like to know her siblings and any information about her mother. - Wed Jan 14, 1998 - sent in by: Carol Kessler, 303 E. 11th St., Port Clinton, Ohio 43452


AMES

Anthony AMES b 1805 Middletown, CT. and wife Elizabeth lived in Pendleton, Niagara County, NY 1841-1850's. Their children: Susan, Lousa, Myron, Elin, Lorina, Darius, and Frances. Anthony was son of Josiah AMES and 1st wife Sally STACEY. (23/Sep/1996) - sent in by: Irene Hahn, 19675 Salmonson River Road, Mora, MN 55051-6550


AMES

Also need information on John W. AMES, age 44, his wife, Harriet, age 33, with daughter Susan, age 3 pre 1850 Census of Niagara County, T/O Wilson. He is brother to Anthony AMES - March 2000 - sent in by: Irene Hahn, 19675 Salmonson River Road, Mora, MN 55051-6550


ANGEL

Looking for information that might connect William G. ANGEL, Democratic Representative for New York from March 4, 1825 to March 3, 1827; March 4, 1829 to March 3, 1831; March 4, 1831 to March 3, 1833 - to Frances ENGEL, of Pittsburgh, late 1800-1962. If you have information on either name, please contact me. - March 2000 - sent in by: Caron Mosey


ANNIS

I have a marriage certificate (?) for CAROLINE ANNIS of Somerset, New York and STEPHEN TROW of Knowlesville, New York. They were married December 24,1884. Does not say where they were married, but the clergyman was Edwin Wildman (?). Looking for someone who can verify this information. - Feb. 1999 - sent in by: Susan of Albion, NY


ATCHINSON / HUTCHINGS

Looking for any information on the ATCHINSON or HUTCHINGS line from Niagara County. Henry ATCHINSON died in Wilson 1899 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery. His wife was Annah BURCH who died on April 10,1884 and is also buried in Greenwood. Would like to get an obit on them and full date of Henry's death. Also would like obit and full date of death for Caroline (ATCHINSON) HUTCHINGS, 1832-1902 Greenwood Cemetery, who was married to Abraham HUTCHINGS 1829-1916 Greenwood Cemetery. Did Caroline and Abraham have children? Philo R. ATCHINSON 1844-6/19/1929 Greenwood Cemetery was married to a Margaret. What was her maiden name? Any information on the ATCHINSON name would be appreciated. - Jan. 1999 - sent in by: Don Manary


ATKINSON

Hazel Pearl JONES married to Frederick? ATKINSON who migrated to Niagara County from Canada (believed to be Ontario). They had 10 children. Hazel died in the mid 1970's and is believed to be buried in the St. Mary's cemetery. Frederick returned to Canada in the 1950's. I am the granddaughter of the above and can obtain no information from their living relatives. Any information would be appreciated. - May 26, 1997 - sent in by: Vicki L. Feyrer, 1060 Como Park Boulevard, Depew, NY 14043


AUSTIN, Freeman / VonWAGONER

Freeman Austin was according to old letters and records in my family the Magistrate in Porter, NY until around 1848 when he moved with his family to LaSalle County, IL. Looking for his ancestors, possibly Thomas Austin of Sheffield, Mass. Freeman was married to Catherine von Wagoner and I am seeking her ancestors as well - Dec 1999 - sent in by: Mark Austin Byrd, 13309 Peyton Drive, Dallas, TX 75240


AUSTIN, Jessie

Looking for information on Jessie AUSTIN born about 1858 in Niagara County, New York. His fater was George AUSTIN born about 1830. I do not know where or who his wife was. George AUSTIN died about 1874, we think (family) that he died at sea, but not sure. Any information on Jessie AUSTIN and brothers or sisters..would be appreciated. - May 26, 1997 - sent in by: Jim Austin, 1012 Walnut, Eldorado, KS 67042


BAGLEY / HILL

Looking for information on Levi Brown BAGLEY, born March 11, 1816, and Lucinda Matilda Hill born May 29,1823. They were married January 13,1842, in Lancaster, Erie County, New York. They lived in Syarcuse (NY), then moved back to Buffalo area, Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri. I would appreciate any information on them or their families. I also need the parent's names of Levi Brown Bagley. I have some information of their families in Niagara and Erie Counties - March 2000 - sent in by: Bill Bagley


BAILEY, Roswell

Roswell Conant BAILEY, born 27 Apr 1814 in Shoreham, Vermont, died 27 Oct1884 in Lockport, New York. His wife Mary Ann PEARSON, born 15 Dec 1825 inJefferson County, New York and died 12 Aug 1878 in Lockport, New York. Roswell BAILEY was a carpenter or canal boat builder in Lockport. Would like to exchange information on this family. (23/Sep/1997) - sent in by: Chris Andrle, 5554 Juno Drive, Lake View, New York 14085


BAILEY, Thomas

Thomas Rich BAILEY, born 14 May 1798 in Shoreham, Vermont and died Jan 1869 in Waverly, Iowa. He was a machinist in Lockport, New York. Hisson was Thomas Rich BAILEY Jr., born c. 1829 and married Alvena M.FERGASON on 11 Apr 1860 in Lockport, and died 13 Aug 1904 in Owosso,Michigan. Also had another son George BAILEY. Would like to contact otherresearchers interested in this family. (Sep 23 1997) - sent in by: Chris Andrle, 5554 Juno Drive, Lake View, New York 14085


BAKER, Bert

Bert Bingham BAKER, born 1862, in New York and married Mary Brundage of Lockport NY. Moved to Ohio, Wisconsin and finally California. Had 4 children: Lewis C., Albert (Bert Jr?), Harold and Marian. Searching for his parents. Any help appreciated - Jan 2000 - sent in by: Kathleen Baker


BAKER, John

John BAKER and wife, Elizabeth (Sweet) Baker, are found in the 1865 Newfane Census. They had five children: Joseph, William, John Jr., Harvey and Annie. John was born June 1, 1831 in Germany, coming to America about 1853, Elizabeth was born in New Jersey. I am looking for more information about John and Elizabeth. They are my great grandparents. John Jr and wife, Bertha Evangelina (Hayes)Baker are my grandparents. Perhaps relatives of his son, Joseph, are still living in Niagara County? He married Anna Humphrey, children: Helmer born 1864, Grace born 1887, Etta born 1890, Grover born 1893, Olive born ?. Joseph's 2nd marraige was to Agnes Baker, their children: Helen, J.S., Flora, Franklin, Dorothy and Anna May. Anyone with information about the John Baker family in Newfane, please get in touch with me. I hope to find what ship he came on, then eventually his roots in Germany - Jan 2000 - sent in by: Evelyn (Baker) Cooper, 4825 Astrozon Blvd., Space 20-A, Colorado Springs, Co 80916-2636


BALLARD

My father, David Thurston Ballard, was born in North Tonawanda on August 11, 1942 and my paternal grandfather, Clyde Edwald Ballard, was also born in North Tonawanda. I am looking for my grandfather's date of birth and his parents' names. My grandfather also had an older brother who died in infancy. Anyone have information about him? - March 2000 - sent in by: Michelle Ballard, Dimitros 23, Halandri 152 34, Attica, Greece


BARNES

I am looking for info on the parents of Eunice BARNES who married John CORNISH. She was b. 1796-97.She had a brother, John and sisters Clarinda & Mary among her siblings. There was a J. BARNES in 1810 Cambria & Mary BARNES in 1820 Cambria. Are these her parents? (12/Feb/1997) - sent in by: Alana Bauman


BARNES

I am searching for the parents of Alonzo Pierpont (Perry) BARNES born 1842. The only reference I have for him is that he came from New York and worked for a William HOUGHTON, at his lumber mill in Warren county Pa. This was in the 1850's. He later married a daoughter of HOUGHTON'S, Marvel HOUGHTON. This BARNES is my Ggrandfather. (Sun Aug 3 1997 at 08:42:54) - sent in by: Gary Barnes


BARRANCOTTA

Looking for information regarding the BARRANCOTTA surname in Niagara County, NY area. (Wed Sep 10 1997) - sent in by: S. J. CROWELL


BARTRAM

Researching the following families in Lockport, Niagara Co: BARTRAM, RAYMOND and TOMKINSON. Interested in contacting anyone researching these surnames - Wed Mar 11, 1998 - sent in by: JoAnn Cupp, PO Box 1674, Twain Harte, CA 95383


BEMENT

Looking for the parents of Charles Edward b. 19 Feb 1906 at Hamilton, Ontario, Ca. and Wilbur G. b. 6 Mar 1908 in NY BEMENT who both resided and died at Niagara Falls NY and worked there for DuPont. Their mother may have been named Martha. (14/Mar/1997) - sent in by: Spencer L. BeMent, 5500 Warren Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105


BERNER

I am looking for information about the family of Sebastian Burner (Berner), who emigrated with his wife (unknown) and infant son, William G. Berner, from Hannover, Germany in 1828. They settled in what later became Lockport in Niagra County. Sebastian was born about 1800. William was born in 1826, his sister Caroline in about 1831, and his brother Charles in about 1834. Sebastian evidently married a second time, to Susan Judd, apparently a widow. She had a son by her previous husband, born about 1835. Susan and Sebastian married before 1844, as they had at least three additional children: Emma (abt 1844), Lucilla (abt 1847), and Charlotte (abt 1850). Thanks in advance -Wed., Aug. 19, 1998! - sent in by: Sandy


Bevins

Cornelius and/or Peter BEVINS were living in the Niagara Township, Niagara County, NY area in 1830 through at least 1834. I'm trying to find out the cemetery Cornelius and his wife Mercy might be buried in. I know that Cornelius had at least 10 children, but I only know the names of 4 of them. They are Peter, Lucy, Mercy Ann, and Elizabeth. Any information on this family would be great - May 1999. - sent in by: Kim Copeland


BIXBY

I am looking for parents, siblings, etc. of Mary Bixby, born 1842 in Niagara County (possibly Lewiston? NY.) She married Samuel Boice, born 1834 in St. Lawrence County (NY) where?. They lived in WI at time of Civil War; Fayette Co., IA after the war. Please e-mail to tuffyn@trxinc.com - March 2000 - sent in by: Stacy Nesvik, 1240 Elmhurst Drive NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402


BLACKLEY

I am looking for any information on my father's family. My Grandfather was Alvin John Blackley born 25 Nov. 1884 Lockport NY; died 21 Feb. 1966 Lockport NY; married Marie C. Benson born Aug 1885; died 1931 Lockport NY. Both are buried at Cold Springs Cemetery. I need information on Marie Benson also. My g-grandfather was Jon J. Blackley and I know nothing about him or his first wife my g-grandmother, I have no name for her.. I would guess that he died in Lockport. I thank you in advance for any information on this family - Sept. 1999. - sent in by: Sharon Blackley Root, PO Box 347, Anacortes, WA 98221


BLACKMAN, Lorenzo

I am looking for information on Lorenzo BLACKMAN born 1820-23 in Lockport, Niagara County, New York. His father was John BLACKMAN born in Connecticut. His mother was ...Worden? born in NY? Any information on parents birth dates, Lorenzo's birth date and any other siblings would be appreciated - April 1999. - sent in by: Caroline Blackman


BLACKMAN, William

Researching William BLACKMAN (son of Samuel BLACKMAN - d. 1820 Oneida Co. and Mehitable LONG) and Phillenda CURTIS. Children born in Niagara County: Marinda BLACKMAN 16 May 1803, Almira BLACKMAN, ALBERT BLACKMAN abt 1810, Phillida BLACKMAN abt 1813, Daniel BLACKMAN abt 1815. (possibly others) This family moved to Erie Co OH circa 1817. Son of Samuel BLACKMAN (d. 1820 Oneida Co.) and Mehitable LONG - April 1999 - sent in by: T. L. Blackman


BLACKMER

On Sept. 21 1835, Horace BLACKMER of Niagara County, NY purchased Sec. 30 of Burton Township in Genesee County, MI. He brought with him his daughter, Lavinia or Lavina. I am trying to find out more info about him. He is my stopping point in my genealogical research. If you have and Niagara County genealogical books and can look up the name BLACKMER, I would be most appreciative. (Sun Nov 9 1997) - sent in by: Caron Mosey


BLANEY

Am looking for Information on the Blaney Family who came from Buffalo and resided in Lockport in the 1890's . They were members of Grace Episcopal Church. Were back in Buffalo by 1910. I assume that they went to Lockport for employment and family history says that my great grandfather Joseph D. BLANY was a lock keeper on the canal. Does any one know where I can find that out. Are there any employment records for lock keep - Mon Jan. 1998? - sent in by: Maureen Pelter, 8608 Hidden Hill Lane, Potomac MD 20854


BLIGHTON

William and Polly (BUMPUS) BLIGHTON had a son William VR BLIGHTON who was born 16, September, 1837 at Varysburg. The William V R became a doctor in North Tonawanda and president of the Niagara County Homeopathic Medical Society. Who were the siblings of Mr. Blighton? - sent in by: Wanda Thomas, 1815 99th Ave., S.E., Everett, Wa. 98205-1972


BODDECKER

Martin, 605 - 25th Street, Niagara Falls; born: 1878? died: 1939. Catherine, 605 - 25th Street, Niagara Falls, born: 1886? died: 1971. (22/Mar/1997) - sent in by: John M. Archbold, 602 - 70th Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14304-2220


BONFIELD

I am trying to find details of two of the brothers of my great grandfather who emigrated to the USA in the late 1800's. They were William Hockey BONFIELD (born 1861) and Walter BONFIELD (born 1868). The family were from Chardstock in Dorset/Devon in England. William Hockey BONFIELD emigrated in 1876 to Utica or Boonville, New York state, with a distant relative, another William BONFIELD. Walter BONFIELD followed his older brother, to the USA, sometime after 1881, and was last heard of as a gardener in the Niagara Falls area. A letter from William to his sister, Alice, of about 1910, said that he had lost all trace of Walter. Any other information on William and Walter would be appreciated, especially Walter, as it is not known if he married, and therefore, he may have descendants alive today. Any help or information would be most appreciated. - sent in by: Robert Newton, Oxford, England


BOWEN

Nina BOWEN may have been married to Fay B. SPEARS in the T/O Hartland or Royalton about 1912. Later she lived in the Sanborn, NY area. I figure she was born about 1890-95 but have little information other than that. She divorced and could have remarried, not sure. I would like to know where she is buried, and if she had any other children besides Kenneth Burton SPEARS. (Saturday, June 14, 1997) - sent in by: Betty Spears Belschner


BOWLER

I am researching the ancestors and descendants of my great great great grandfather Vincent Bowler. He was born in 1782 in England. He married a woman named Ann Castle, although I believe that Ann had already been married once and "Castle" was her married name. Vincent and Ann Bowler lived for many years in Lockport New York. I have extensive informatin about their descendants that I am willing to share - Nov.1997 - sent in by: Michael F. Niethe


Boyer

I am looking for information about a Clarence J. BOYER who lived in Lockport, NY during the early 1970's. He died in 1976 and is buried somewhere in Lockport. He is my father who I had not seen for nearly 20 years prior to his death. He had a sister who lived in Lockport. She was married to a SMITH, her name was Lena BOYER prior to marrying SMITH. I have been trying to trace my roots and I am having a lot of trouble locating all the family members. If someone in the Lockport has any information, I would be appreciative. (Thu Oct 2 1997 at 00:42:05) - sent in by: John A. Boyer, 603 Lisbon Lane, Lady Lake, FL 32159


BRAUN / BROWN / THOMPSON

Seeking any info on Harry Brown/Braun, married Elsie Thompson of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. A 1945 obituary on her brother Earl indicates Elsie was living in Niagra Falls in 1945. Unfortunately, that's about all the info I have at present. Regards, Kevin Thompson - June 1999. - sent in by: Kevin Thompson


BREDOW / BRADO / BREDO

I am searching for and of the BREDOW family still in the New York area. Some of the family moved to Michigan but I think some stayed in Niagara County - May 1999. - sent in by: Trudy (Erkfitz) Audette, 32750 CR 473, Leesburg, FL 34788


BREGE

Looking for any information on Christian BREGE Sr born 30 May 1850 in Battin, Breussow, Prenzlau, Germany. His wife Amelia had eight children all born in Royalton, Niagara, NY, by the 1900 Federal Census. Any information would helpful. (Updated-Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at 22:39:44) - sent in by: Mark R Lort, 15818 N52nd Street, Scottsdale AZ 85254-1707


BRENNEN / BRENNAN

Looking for information on Sylvester BRENNEN, formerly of St. Marys, Pa. Moved to Lockport sometime in the 1920 - 1930 range. His father, Hugh, moved in with him for a short time, and passed away in the 1930's. Sylvester was survived by a son Lowell. I am looking for any information on any of the above people, and our ancestors. Hugh's father lived in Benedicta, Maine, and was born somewhere in Ireland (Owen O'Briennen by name, or so we believe) - May 1999. - sent in by: Brian Brennen, 878 So. Michael Road, St.Marys, Pa. 15857


BROCK

Looking for information on my great grandmother, Sarah BROCK, born in Lewiston, NY in December 1930. Her grandfather may be the General Brock killed in the War of 1812 and memorialized in Queenston, Ontario, CANADA. (Sun Oct 12 1997) - sent in by: Jim Blackford, 2330 Cartagena Way, Oceanside, CA 92056


BROWN

Looking for the marriage date and place of Louis Carlton BROWN. born 7 MAY 1871 in Town of Hartland, died 13 JAN 1906. Buried in Hartland Central Cemetery, Hartland. His wife Minnie Caroline KOLBOW born 02 JUL 1880 in Lockport, died 31 AUG 1953 at Gasport, NY and buried Hartland Central Cemetery, Hartland. Looking for any information on William BROWN, born 03 JAN 1816, Seneca, Ontario, N.Y. died AUG 1892 at Bountiful Davis, UT. Mar Phebe Naricissia ODELL born 04 JUL 1822 Hartland died 29 FEB 1852 in Salt Lake, UT. Had 8 Children three were born in Hartland. Their names are Mary Jane BROWN Adelia Ann BROWN, Cynthia Soloma BROWN. William BROWN was on the trek to Utah. Any other information would be helpful thanks. - sent in by: MARK R LORT, 15818 N52ND ST, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85254-1707


BUCHMANN

I am looking for anyone researching the Buchmann surname, especially John Adam Buchmann, his wife Marie Dorothea Trier. They arrived in New York on June 13, 1837 and settled in Niagara Falls, New York. I have alot of information to share. (20/Mar/1997) - sent in by: Debie Blindauer1420 Lincoln Ave, Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081


BUEHRING

Do you know where Christian Friedrich Wilhelm BUEHRING is buried? His son, Friedrich Wilhelm Buehring is buried at St. Michael's, Wolcottsville, NY. Interested in ascendency of this branch. - Jan 2000 - sent in by: J. Johnson, PO Box 35, Elizabethtown IN 47232


BULGER

Looking for descendant families of Patrick BULGER born 1801 Ireland and died 1869 Lockport, NY. ST. PATRICK. He married Antoinette MURPHY born 1810 Ireland and died 1880 in Lockport, NY. Their family included nine children. Both Patrick and Antoinette are buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery. (Tues Sept 2 1997 at 13:11:56) - sent in by: FRANK WALDECK


BULLOCK / BARRY

Seeking information on families of George BULLOCK and Elizabeth BARRY who lived at 178 Vine Street, Lockport, for most of their years. (Tuesday, June 10, 1997) - sent in by: Jack Proud


BUND

Looking for the family of Daniel Bund. Daniel married Mary WEHNER and moved to southern lower Michigan in the late 1860 or early 1870s. A death certificate for Daniel says his father was Peter Bund. There is a Lena Bund buried in the cememtery along with Daniel here in Michigan. I believe Lena to be a older sister or mother. Daniel and Mary's first son, Mathias was born in Pendleton, Niagara County, on November 10, 1866. Mary's death certificate says her father was a Joseph Weaver but all church records say that his name was Wehner. Daniel was a farmer and owned 51 acres in Monroe County Michigan. Any help would be appreciated - Feb. 1999 - sent in by: Linda Hogan, 46200 Hull Road, Belleville, Michigan 48111-3534


BURDICK

Looking for the parents of Martha BURDICK who married Stephen Wheeler of Niagara County, New York - Fri Jan. 1998 - sent in by: Carol Swensen, Qts H-5 PNSY, Portsmouth, NH 03801


BURKE

Looking for people researching the BURKE surname from Lockport or Newfane areas - Jan 2000 - sent in by: Jim Randall


BURNET

Interested in the William and Margaret BURNET household, including sons Griffin, Elsworth, and William, Jr. Also the RANSOM family; Don Pedro (love the name!) BURNET married Abbie RANSOM and Charles Garibaldi BURNET married Kate RANSOM. Lived in Cambria and Lockport area - Jan 2000 - sent in by: Barbara J. Henning


BURROUGHS

Looking for information on Charles and Bingham BURROUGHS. Charles married Roxy Ann BURNETT 12/31/1855 Wilson N.Y. Charles and Roxy had 2 children: Charles or Orion and William Lewis BURROUGHS. Charles b. 10/11/1859; William b 8/26/1861. Bingham BURROUGHS s/o Peleg and Ann SKUTT BURROUGHS was born in Penfield, N.Y. Bingham married Nettie Valkenburg 1866, Lockport, N.Y. There were 2 children Grace E LERCH and Ida M. BURROUGHS. Bingham married Alida FARNSWORTH 1899. Any information on the family would be appreciated. A family Bible is reported to exist - Feb 1999. - sent in by: Dennis Swann28 Atwater, St. Peters, MO 63376


BURTON

BURTON, Daniel: b. 1792 England, died May 2, 1857 in Wilson, Niagara, NY.I would like to know the cemetery he is buried in, as well as informationon his parents and siblings. (Sep 23 1997) - sent in by: Caron Mosey


BUSH

Trying to find information on surname BUSH from Mass. to Niagara County.Jonathan BUSH b.1757 Marlbourgh, Middlesex Mass. d.1836 Bolton, WorcesterMass. Where is he buried? His father was Micah BUSH - born where? when?,died where? when?, married Dority or Dorothy? Thanks! (Sun Nov 16 1997) - sent in by: Bill Bush, Las Vegas, NV


Surnames: A - B, C - D, E - H, I - M, N - R, S - T, U - Z