Niagara County

Queries Jan 1996 to Mar 2000 - N-R

These queries were posted from Jan 1996 to Mar 2000 on this site. As they are so old, the original email links to these researchers have been removed, though snail mail information remains.


Looking for Information about Fimme (Fred) NAGELHOUT who arrived from Holland in 1911, with five of his Children. He lived with his daughter, Jennie and husband Louis Simons (siemensma) in Buffalo unti their death in 1932. Came to Niagara Falls to live with another child (?) until his death. The child may have married a Boersma - March 2000 - sent in by: Charles Simons


NASH family - ties to early electricity - source of information? My grandmother was Lois Nash, born in Buffalo - Jan 2000 - sent in by: Lois Schneider, 1117 3rd Ave South, Fargo, ND 58103


Betsey Ann and father Godfrey Nestell (Nestle?) 1760 to 1850. Any information on above family appreciated. (03/Oct/1996)- sent in by: Mick McWilliams, 14903 S. Sturgeon Dr., Olathe, KS, USA 66062

NEWMAN, Frederick

Family is looking for Frederick R. NEWMAN born in England, married Maude Isabelle Newman (Eve) in 1905 in England, had Fredrick and Maude (Stokely, twins, in 1905 in England then moved to Canada had John 1908 and Edith (Kraus) 1910 moved to Niagara Falls, New York had George 1914. They also had a son Billy, died when hit by car, not known when born, died and where born. All the above have passed away. Also interested in making contact with children/grandchildren of any of the above. Thank You for you help Marlene - Thu Jan 22, 1998 - sent in by: Marlene (Newman) Vaughan

NEWMAN, Maud - Nov 27, 1996

Relative in England seeks to learn fate of her grandmother's sister, Maud Isabelle Newman(maiden name Eve), born in 1879 in London, England. Married Frederick Newman in England in 1905 before immigration. In the 1940s, Maud was living at 2961 McKoon Drive, Niagra Falls. Fate unknown after this time period. Also interested in making contact with children/grandchildren of Maud's. - sent in by: Tom Cooper for Mrs. Rosemary Carrington, 61 Glenmere Park Avenue, Thundersley, Benfleet, Essex SS7 1ST ENGLAND, UK


I am researching my 5th Great-grandfather BABER NICHOLS who lived in Lockport from 1850 until his death on Jan. 14,1885 and he is buried in the Cold Spring Cemetery. He was a veteran of the War of 1812 and served with the N.Y. Militia. He was born in 1775 in Coventry RI. Interested in finding a copy of his obituary and making contact with family members that may still be in Lockport area. Any help would be greatly appreciated - Oct 1999 - sent in by: Jerry Zuehlke

NICHOLS, Patrick

I am researching my ancestor, Patrick NICHOLS. Patrick was born in Ireland. He lived for many years in Lockport, New York. He married Ellen HORNBY. He died about 1870, although I was never able to find a record of his death or a gravestone. Patrick and Ellen had four children, including my great grand mother, Margaret NICHOLS NOLAN. I have extensive information about Patrick and Ellen's descendants, although I know little about their ancestors. Sent in by: Michael F. Niethe, 53 Hyde Park, Lockport, NY 14094


I am researching the family of August W. NIETHE (1862-1928). August was born in the Village of Lunow in Germany. He came to Wilson New York where he farmed for many years. He married Mary H. GOODMAN (1870-1941), and they had three sons and two daughters, including my grandfather, Fred O. NIETHE. I have extensive information about his ancestors and descendants. (Tue Nov 25 1997) - sent in by: Michael F. Niethe, 53 Hyde Park, Lockport, NY 14094


Looking for information about William Ernest NISBET born in Niagara County 9 Nov. 1856. Son of Alexander Nisbet & Margaret Jane Taylor. William married Elizabeth Hodnett Hamilton 15 March 1883. They had three children Elizabeth,Charles Hamilton, & Frank Taylor Nisbet. William and his family was last believed to be in Ontario Canada 1940 - May 1999. - sent in by: John Saxton, 33 Lincoln Avenue, Massapedqua Park, New York 11762-2617


Looking for information on John NOBLE SR. Birth date circa 1813. His sons are William and John. I know they lived in Lockport in the early 1870s. (May 27, 1997). - sent in by: Patricia Noble, 109 Garfield Street, East Rochester N.Y. 14445


I am interested in a family named NOBLE, who lived in Niagara County in 1949. I believe they lived in Middleport or Lockport. I would appreciate any information on this family. (Friday, June 20, 1997) - sent in by: Catherine Benjamin


I am researching my ancestor, Jeremiah NOLAN. Jeremiah was born in Ireland about 1804. He lived for many years in Lockport, New York. He married Joanna TAYLOR. Jeremiah died about Nov. 27, 1874 in Lockport. He had numerous children, including my great great grandfather, Frank NOLAN. (Tue Nov 25 1997) - sent in by: Michael Niethe, 53 Hyde Park, Lockport, NY 14094


Seeking to contact Charles NORTON, aka Chuck NORTON, a native of Niagara Falls, NY, where he worked as a structural engineer. Ca 1940 Norton joined the Army? Airforce and served in the Italian Campaign, winning a medal for exemplary performance. He also served in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for several years then was transferred to the Las Vegas, Nevada area. If anyone has any information re Charles Norton please e-mail me - My aunt and uncle, who were his friends during his wartime stay in Edmonton, are very anxious to talk with him one last time. Thank you, Heather Staines Dhar, (Tuesday, July 1, 1997) - sent in by: Heather Staines Dhar


My g-g-grandfather, Patrick O'CONNOR, (b. 1826) married Ellen Dolan November, 1851 in Lewiston, New York. I am trying to acquire a copy of the marriage certificate, or at least verification that it did take place via state records, newspapers, etc. Thanks in advance! - March 30, 1998 - sent in by: Mark O'Connor, 4721 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax, Va 22032


My 2nd Great-grandfather, Peter S. OLIPHANT, b. 9 OCT 1805, Herkimer County, NYd. 31 JAN 1902, Cambria, Niagara County was married 3 times.#1: Diana ('Dina'?)FULLER; b. 1815, Vermont; d. 1855.#2: Anna _________?; b. about 1829; d. 15 MAY 1858 (buried in North Ridge Cem.).#3: Anna Augusta PIERCE; b. 24 OCT 1829, Niagara Falls, NY; d. 2 MAR 1917 (buried in North Ridge Cem.)1. Can anyone identify Diana FULLER & her parents?2. Can anyone provide any information about Peter's 2nd wife, Anna ______? (10/Mar/1997) - sent in by: Douglas E. Goodman, 2094 Victoria Avenue, Port Townsend, WA 98368-7327


Would like to correspond with persons researching the Alexander OLIVER family which settled Niagara County in the mid 1800's near Lockport. My ancestor is Edward OLIVER born 23 APR 1798, Broadalbin, Montgomery Co., NY.His brothers and sisters settled Niagara County between 1828 and 1840 mostlyaround Wilson, NY. (Sun Nov 16 1997) - sent in by: Joan Sickles


I am looking for Osbornes from Niagara County. I know that there was a Lieutenant Osborne on Grand Island in 1819, but I do not have a first name. Ultimately, I am looking for a man named Levi Osborne, born 1824. Thanks - Thurs., July 30, 1998! - sent in by: Cathy Booth Sloppy


I am looking for information on Betrie Harold Page His first wife Violet Elizabeth Laurie Crawford and his second wife Laura Breen (I think I have found her but am not sure, born Oct. 27,1887 and died Dec. 1973) Is there any way to find out her maiden name from her SSN it was listed as PAGE - Fri., July 24, 1998. - sent in by: Laurie Bryan


Looking for naturalization records for Thomas and James PAISLEY, They came to US about 1838 and were naturalized by 1855. The records are not in Cattaraugus, Chautuaqua or Erie Co.'s Could someone check Niagara County's Index to Naturalization records please. Thank You - Fri. April 24, 1998. - sent in by: Randell Paisley, PO Box 29, East Randolph, NY 14730-0029


Would like to find obituaries of my great grandparents - Harry John PALMER d. abt 1955 and Neva Ione PALMER d. abt 1948 both of North Tonawanda, Niagara Co. NY. All help is appreciated - Mon., Sept. 21, 1998. - sent in by: Betsy Wardner


Searching for Aaron PARMETER, Sr. and family located in the town of Lockport on 1830 census. He may have married about 1826-27 and a son, Aaron PARMETER, Jr. was born 31 Aug 1828. Aaron Sr. and his wife may have died early leaving Aaron Jr. an orphan. Aaron PARMETER, Jr. married Lucy Almira BAKER in 1850 probably in Theresa, Jefferson Co, NY and migrated to Mt. Morris, Genesee Co, MI in 1854. Looking for any information. Thanks - Sun Mar 8, 1998 - sent in by: Sandy Wetter


Daniel L. PATTERSON and Prudence BROWN were of Niagara County, NY and were married before 1848. That year, their son, Harvey James PATTERSON was born (20 Jan 1848). In 1852, the PATTERSONs moved from Niagara County, NY to MI, living in Chesaning, Bancroft, Montrose and ultimately Hazelton Township, Shiawassee County, MI. Both Daniel and Prudence died there in 1935. Seeking contact with others who might know the identities of Daniel L. PATTERSON's and Prudence BROWN's parents and/or siblings in Niagara County, NY or elsewhere - Sept 1999. - sent in by: Gary D. Kline, 768 Wildemere Drive, Mason MI 48854-1352


Interested in decendants or ancestors of Emieline L PATTERSON born May 15, 1839 in Lockport, New York, married ? BRADFIELD. Siblings are Elizabeth F. and Emily E. (Wed Oct 29 1997) - sent in by: Edward Bradfield, Post Office Box 962, Phoenix, OR 97535


query: I am seeking any infromation on this family - Mary Ann PATTISON was born 21 June 1817 in Royalton Center, Niagara County, NY. she married David J. DOWNS in 1837 and moved to Calhoun County, MI in 1839. I do not know who her parents are or where she got married. She died 19 May 1907 Dixon, IL at her daughters house. Her husband, David died 11 Dec. 1891 in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, MI. Any information is very helpful - Sun., October 4, 1998. - sent in by: Marta Norton, Loveland, CO


Looking for any information on Oliver PEASE and Oliver PEASE Jr., both were listed as in Cambria, Niagara County during the 1830 NY Census. Thank you. Don Pease - Jan. 18, 1999 - sent in by: Donny Bill Pease, HC44 Box, Wyola, MT 59089


I have recently gotten some documents relating to Eliza R. Layton, youngest daughter of Job M. and Lucinda P. Layton of Lockport, New York. In 1850 she married Oliver Seymour Phelps of St. Catharines, Ontario. In about 1869 they relocated to the area of Portland, Oregon. I would be interested in sharing this information with persons who are researching the Phelps and Layton families (Phelps' roots were likewise in Western New York). I would also like to know the best place in your area to send copies of the information I have for public access -- the public library? An historical society? A museum? The information includes a very informative memorial volume (25 pages) published at the time of her death in Portland in December 1888. Thanks very much for any help you can give me - April 1999. - sent in by: Dennis Gannon, Falls Church, Virginia


Elizabeth Phillips b. 5/15/1807 in Lockport, N.Y. and married John Van Orsdal b 7/23/1801 in Simphrones, Cayuga Co., Ny. Her Parents were Isaac Phillips and Anne Gamble. Looking for birthdates,and locations. John's parents were John and Margaret ? Looking for birthdates and locations. (Sun Nov 16 1997) - sent in by: Bruce R. Bender, 4404-58th. Street, Lubbock, Texas 79414


Looking for relatives of Betsey A. Phillips who was born in Niagara County, New York on January 23, 1812. She married Peolin Havens in Erie Co., New York. (31/Jan/1996) - sent in by: Sylvia Havens


Looking for information on families of Elizabeth PICKARD and husband William HALL. They had a son James Robert Hall born 5 April 1844 in Niagra County, New York, married 9 Aug 1896 Norton County, Kansas to Cora Adeline Focht. He died 12 Jan 1906 Almena, Norton County, Kansas. His first wife was Mary Brown and married in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She died in Norton County, Kansas - Sat. Oct. 24, 1998. - sent in by: Colleen Nickerson, 1743 Alsea Highway, Waldport, OR 97394


Seeking living descendants of John and Agnes Pinkowski, who are buried in Holy Trinity Cemetery. John died about 1931. Agnes' maiden name may have been Petrovski. John's obituary states that he was the "brother of Joseph." Could this be Joseph Pinkowski (1851 - 1831), my great-grandfather? Joseph's parents were said to be Szymon Pinkowski and Apolonia Barska - April 1999 - sent in by: Stephen M. Pinkoski, postaladdress: 21 White Oak Lane, Sudbury, MA 01776-1954


Searching for PITZ descendants of Phillip PITZ and Amelia (Emile) SCHEUNEMAN / SCHEUNEMANN. Phillip was a hotel proprietor on Water Street, Lewiston, Niagara County, New York - July 3, 1998. - sent in by: Carl Kalota


Looking for information on the Pletcher family. My grgrgr. grandmother was Mrs. Emily Pletcher, formerly of Lancaster, PA. Came to Niagara sometime in 1840's or 1850's. Had my grgr grandmother, Susie Lettia Kinney, in 1859. The family monuments were located at Lockport and Military Rds. and then moved to Witmer Cemetery. Does this Cemetery still exist? Any information would be greatly appreciated - Apr. 12, 1998. - sent in by: Moira jane Shanahan Hadjiyiasemi, Virginia Beach, Va


Looking for information regarding the PODGERS surname in Niagara County, New York. Please email me, would like to share information. (Oct 24 1997) - sent in by: Charlie Podgers, 121 Kingswood Drive, Daphne, AL 36526


Looking for other family of Anna & Helen PODLEWSKA. Father's name Carrol/Karl PODLEWSKI; mother's name Walerya SHABOWSKA. Anna emigrated in 1906 with her two oldest daughters, Julia KAPELKA and Wladislava KAPELKA. Married to Ignatz KAPELKA in Russian-Poland. When he died, she married Joseph CYBULSKI and had a daughter named Milly. She also had Wanda KAPELKA, "Ziggy" KAPELKA, and "Chester" KAPELKA with her 1st husband. She ran the 'Topper Tavern' in Niagara Falls. Died 1960s. Helen emigrated in 1910 was born on Sept. 1988 in Russia-Poland. She wed Peter GRZYBOWSKI before 1912. They had two children, Janina and Casimer before he died. She wed Stanislaw CZAPLAK 31 Aug 1917 and had a son before she died from influenza 19 Oct 1918. The son was put up for adoption. I know him as Walter GROSS. - Tues. March 31, 1998 - sent in by: Teena Hintz, 456 Lisa Drive, West Mifflin, PA 15122


Looking for great-grandfather. Grandfather never spoke of him. Beleive his name to be George POOL. Grandfather always said he changed the spelling by adding 'E' at the end. First son born 1902 in England. Sons' names are John Henry POOLE (grandfather), George POOL/POOLE, Fred POOL/POOLE, Louis POOL/POOLE and Henry POOL/POOLE. If you have any information about this family, please notify this author. Great grandfather George was known to have had a second whole family in another state, while married to grandfather's Mother. John Henry settled in Lockport, New York, married Dorothy Goff. Thank you. (Tue Dec 16 1997) - sent in by: Mary F. Schultz, PO Box 537, Ransomville, New York 14131-9677


Regarding the PORTER & THURBER families of Hartland, Niagara Co., New York: I am looking for information regarding Chester (E?) PORTER who was born at Hartland, Niagara Co., NY in 1814. Jane M. THURBER was born at the same locale in 1816. I have record (from the LDS site) that these two were married (once again, at the same locale) in 1836. I do not know who HIS parents are, or from where the came. HERS are documented, thoroughly. I believe that these two were the parents of AT LEAST one son, James PORTER (born Aug. 1846 in Niagara Co., NY). This man was my g,g,g,grandfather. He moved to Branch Co., Mich. (married Mary Jane DIAMOND 1852-1881, ther in April 1870), then on to Steuben Co., Indiana. This move tok place after his service in the Civil War. We have no specific War Service information. We also have nothing related to him from, his place of birth. I received this lead on his parents, from the marriage record to his second wife (Mary Thayer SHANK) from Branch Co., Mich c. 1894. The registry of St. Mark's Episcopal Church Lists his parents as: "C.E.PORTER & Jane H (THURBER) PORTER. Would someone be willing to look in the 1850 & 1860 Federal Census for this area, to see if they can find this family? This will help me establish a crucial link. I do not know when Chester or Jane died, or where they are buried? Thanks in advance for any assistance that can be extended - Oct 1999. - sent in by: Keith M. Steffke, 4157 - Porter Avenue, Lincoln Park, Michigan 48146


John J. POWER married Catherine RYAN, daughter of James RYAN & Catherine WELSH around 1858-1860's. They had five children and lived in Lockport, NY. Children baptized at St. Patrick's. Looking for marriage record of John J. POWER and Catherine RYAN. (Wed Aug 6 1997) - sent in by: Maggie


I am looking for the death date/place of burial, of Jeremiah POYFAIR. Wife Ellen (FLynn)2.Baldwin. He died between the census years of 1850 and 1860. He lived in Lockport, Niagara County, NY. they had 11 children. interested in information on any POYFAIR, or contact with any Poyfair. - Nov. 12, 1998. - sent in by: Pamela Poyfair


Wilson, Niagara County, NY: Seeking information on Samantha HAWKS who married Calvin PRATT. They owned property, raised their children and are buried in Niagara County. (Samantha born in 1804 in CT, Calvin born in 1800 in VT). Have recently been provided information from "Landmarks of Niagara County", Edited by Will. Pool, 1897. There is a paragraph about Lorenzo PRATT on page 138 that discusses other family members. While discussing his father Calvin PRATT --- it says "His wife was Samantha, daughter of Joseph HAWKS, one of the first settlers of Wilson; she was a teacher there for many years." A search of the AIS New York Census Index - yields no records for any Joseph HAWKS from 1790 through 1830. The first mention is for 1840 - and that is in Putnam Co. Since I believe Samantha HAWKS was born in CT - then moved to NY later where she settled with Calvin PRATT - I searched the AIS for CT for Joseph HAWKS and came up with "zero" for 1790-1870. Tried Samantha HAWKS in NY -- zero. Tried Samantha PRATT in NY -- one - in Hampton, Washington Co in 1850. (Mine was living in Niagara Co). Tried Samantha HAWKS in CT -- zero. What am I not seeing here? Does anyone know of anyone named Joseph HAWKS in Wilson, NY? Does anyone have any information on this Samantha HAWKS who married my Calvin PRATT? Does the "teacher" clue help at all? Thank you. Seems I have a mystery on my hands at the moment - April 1999 - sent in by: Debbie Smith


My New York PRATT line is as follows: Nathan PRATT (born in Vermont - resided in Wilson, Niagara County, New York from about 1815 - died in Sandstone, MI) -- Calvin PRATT (Wilson, NY) -- Asa PRATT (Wilson, NY) -- Calvin PRATT (Wilson, NY) -- Marion Bell PRATT (Wilson and Newfane, NY). ----- Timeline is from about 1765 to 1960s. ----- Surnames of spouses from Nathan on are: LAY, HAWKS, BURNETT, HOSMER and SMITH. ----- Always open to meeting new descendent "cousins" out there and/or learning more about my PRATT ancestors - March 1999. - sent in by: Debbie Smith

PRATT, Samuel 1787 / SHERIFF 1810-1811 / FLETCHER, Sophia

I am searching for any information on the family of Samuel PRATT and wife, Sophia FLETCHER, daughter of General Samuel FLETCHER, and their families, who settled in Niagara, Erie, and Chautauqua Counties, New York - April 1999 - sent in by: Dolores Pratt Davidson, Chautauqua County, NY


I am looking for information about George PRENTICE and his wife Cynthia who were listed in Newfane in the 1860 census. George was born in 1793 in NY and Cynthia Smead in Washington, New Hampshire. Cynthia moved to Illinois with her children after George died in 1860 - May 1999. - sent in by: Cheri Salz


Alexander PRICE and Clarissa BROWN were married in Newfane, N.Y., on December 27, 1843. Would like any info on either family, parents, brother or sisters, etc. Thanks - Tues., July 14, 1998. - sent in by: Vicki Scott, 347 Himes S.E., Wyoming, MI. 49548


Searching for information on John and Christian PROEFROCK who arrived in Wheatfield, NY around 1850. (Tues Sept 2 1997) - sent in by: Dennis John Proefrock, 463 East Stenzil Street, North Tonawanda, NY 14120


Edwin PULLEN married Elizabeth WINK, nee BECKRICH by 1885. Family resided at 187 Schenk Street North Tonawanda (NY). Edwin died 1890, buried in Sweeney Cemetery. Elizabeth had been living on Schenk St. and owned a "hotel" on Main Street, North Tonawanda (NY). I'm sure my grandparents were married, but when and where? - March 2000 - sent in by: Robert E. Wurtz, 2025 Pauline Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48103


James QUAY 1850-listed on census for Town of Porter, NY married Mary Elizabeth. Lived in Lockport and raised the following children: Emma born 1869 married Horace WHITNEY (son of Royal E. WHITNEY, St. Lawrence County, NY); Frank QUAY born 1859 married Adell EAST in Cass County, MI; Cora, birthdate unknown, married John SQUIRES of Niagara County, NY; Alice b/d unk married 1884, Ernest VOXBURG in Wilson, NY; Hattie (Hariett?) married Frank PALMER of Lockport, NY; Elizabeth never married, died in state hospital of head injury. Also looking for possible brother to James QUAY--Samuel H. QUAY in Town of Porter 1850, i year difference in age married Ovilla and had child (sex unk.), Aday.sle, Nova Scotia, Canada. He married an orphan named Mary. Issues of the marriage were: Emma Lucretia married to Horace Martin WHITNEY. Frank QUAY moved to MI and marrried Adelle EAST; Giddeon QUAY never married; Hattie QUAY married Frank PALMER from the Niagara County area; Cora QUAY married John Squires from Niagara County (Update Mon Jul 28 1997) - sent in by: Sherrill Madden


I am looking for informaion on Samuel N. Raimond [Raymond - Reynor - Raymer] born in Cambria, Niagara County, NY in April of 1839. He is listed on the 1860 Ridgeway, Orleans County, NY Federal Census as Samuel N. Raymon -Tues. April 28, 1998. - sent in by: Kathleen Lee Mendel, 1205 E. Navajo, Apt. B2, Farmington, NM 87401

RANDALL, Frederick

Frederick and Eliza RANDALL believed to have lived in the Lockport, NY, area 1850-1880. Sons: Frederick, William W. and Horace. Daughters: Eliza, Annie, Emily, Grace. I will provide and trade information on this Randall linage - Nov. 22, 1998. - sent in by: Richard Randall

RANDALL, Timothy

Would like to correspond with descendants of Timothy HYDE b. 1811, VTand Permelia RANDALL b. 1820, NY. Timothy and Permelia lived in Lewistown,Niagara County, NY around 1850. Timothy HYDE was descended from William HYDEof CT and at present I do not know the ancestors or parents of Permelia.(Sun Nov 16 1997) - sent in by: Joan Sickles


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


Anyone researching READ from Niagara Falls, NY? (22/Feb/1997) - sent in by: Howard Jensen, 55 Country Club Drive, Largo, FLORIDA 33771-5609


Wish to exchange info with researchers of family of James REEVES born 1793 and his wife Eunice MANNING who left Hartland, Niagara Co, NY with the Mormon migration. After James died, I believe Eunice married Asher BUSENBARK. Need information on their children, especially whether they had a son named Seeley REEVES or REAVES who married 1) Martha and then 2) Susan Permelia FOWLER in 1848 MO. Any info on REEVES appreciated - Dec 1999 - sent in by: Vicki Albu, 441 13th Ave N, South St Paul, MN 55075-1939


My ggg grand uncle and aunt, Frederick Regenhardt and Frances Rieger, were the propietors of the National Hotel in Niagara around 1890. I'm wondering if someone can tell me a little about the hotel. What was it like? Are there any pictures? The Regenhardts had 10 children: Henry, Frank,Rosalia, Frances, Elizabeth, Amelia, Fred, Mary, William and ?. I would love to correspond and share recent information with any Regenhardt decendants! - sent in by: Jamie Hunter


Searching for information on Charles Rehwaldt and wife Minnie. They lived in Tonawonda NY from about 1840 to 1860. Chidren were: Charles, b. 1845, William, b. 1848, Mary b. 1853, Martha, b. 1858, Martin, b. 1861, Croline, and Rosina. All were born in Tonawonda. Would appreciate hearing from anyone about this family. Thank you - Feb. 1999. - sent in by: Flora M. Barwig


I am looking for the family of John REW who lived in Cambria, Niagara, NY in 1830. I would appreciate any information someone could give me about him. Thank you very much. Contact Marilyn, email address: - Fri. Nov. 20, 1998. - sent in by: Marilyn Reynolds


Philip and Martha Turner RICHARDS olest son WIlliam Wallace was born in 1890, in Lockport NY; married Opal Lucile ROOK in Marion Indiana June 15, 1910. Son WIlliam Wallace Jr. was born Jan 22, 1914. WIlliam Sr died in Erie PA in Dec 1918 of influenza and is buried in Lockport. Looking for William jr. and anothe daughter Joyce who I believe was born right after William Sr. died. Looking for travels of Opal and where abouts of son WIlliam Jr (who later married a woman anmed Janet Jean according to the Turner family history) and Joyce after Sr. death. Any help appreciated. Email me at - Update June 1999 - sent in by: Shelley Richards, Lockport, NY


Searching for Noah and Polly ?? Richardson! Located in Johnson Creek in the 1850-60's..... can't find them in the census though! Noah was supposedly born 1794 and Polly in l797. They had 5 known children: Rheubin, Hyrum, Clarricy, Noah, Francis, and Henry. Would appreciate any information available. Thank you! (Wed Dec 31 1997) - sent in by: Sandy Patterson


John RICHARDSON, b. VT 1766, was in Oneida County ca 1815, and moved in 1821 with wife and 9 children to Lockport, Niagara County, where he died in 1841. Wife, Susanna GARDINER, b. SuffolkCounty, NY (related to Gardiner's Island GARDINERs) ca 1775, died 1852, also in Lockport, Niagara County. Their children were George, Pardon Gardiner, John, Benona, Susan, Lidia, Abigail, James, Henry, and Malinda. Would like to hear from anyone with information about this family - and parents/ancestry of John and Susanna. (03/Mar/1997) - sent in by: Dorothy Roberts


Looking for any info on Joseph Richardson who lived in Hartland, Niagara Co. NY. He died in Sep 17 1868 and was buried Levalley Cemetery at Middleport, His son was another Joseph who married at Johnson Creek in 1867 to Elizabeth Fitts. I have census records from 1850 to 1865. The Fitts family lived in Somerset. Any addition info on these people would certainly be appreciated. (17/Dec/1996) - sent in by: Lonnie Richardson, 1415 Erie St., Elgin, IL 60123


Looking for someone to check the marriage license index for a marriage between William Lunsden RIDDICK and Mary Florence LANNING. This should be around 1941 in Lockport. I will pay for any expenses. Please let me know. Thanks for any help you can give me. (02 MAY 1997) - sent in by: Karen S. Golden Rodgers, 1032 West Second Street, Oil City, PA 16301-3122


RIEDEL, Karl Richard & HOFFMAN, Mary Louise were the parents of Arthur George Riedel born 8 February 1887 in Tonawanda, Erie, New York; died 26 November 1956 in North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York. Both parents were born in Germany. Only data known. Helping wife with her family tree - Sun. April 26, 1998. - sent in by: J. Bruce Hill


I am attempting to gain any information on my great-great-grandparents: Michael James RILEY and Margaret CONNOR. They resided in Pendleton New York. Michael died in 1892, his wife Margaret death unknown. Their daughter, my great-grandmother, was born in Pendleton in 1873. She moved to Buffalo New York and married William L. HAYES, from Seneca County (Waterloo NY) on June 30, 1897 in Buffalo, New York - Thu Jan 29, 1998. - sent in by: Mike Morrissey


Michael Wallace RILEY and his wife Margaret were evicted from their land in Kilkenny County, Ireland in 1848. They were on a ship for New York City in the Spring of 1848. A son Wallace was born at sea May 1, 1848. This family ended up in Lockport, NY. I dont know what year. This son Wallace was the youngest gun carrying soldier in the Civil War. After the death of his first wife, Janet Jordan, he married Emma Parker. Wallace died Dec 7, 1928. His brother, Harleigh, is my Grandfather. We are trying to verify Wallace's parent's names and try to trace our family back to Ireland. Also their home was on Akron Street, and he is buried in Glenwood Cemetary. Any help would be deeply appreciated - Mon. Dec. 21, 1998. - sent in by: Patrick Riley


I am searching for information regarding one William Wallace Robertson, who served with the 11th New York Battery during the Civil War. I have his pension records, but can not find any reference to his parents. I do know that he was born in Putnam, in Washington county on 11/13/41, and died 4/27/29 in N. Towanda. Please contact me - Nov. 16, 1998. - sent in by - Michael Robertson, 3601 Hannan #308, Wayne, MI 48184


I am researching the ROBINSON family. Squire Robinson was born in 1826 in Niagara County, his father's name was George, he also had brothers named James, George, John, Clark, and a sister Linda - Nov 1999 - sent in by: Sue Garrett, 6550 Baker Hwy, Adrian, Michigan 49221


Martha Ann ROGERS was born June 07, 1837 in Lockport, Niagara, NY.Father: David ROGERS, mother: Betsey ALLEN. Martha marriedElisha/Elijah GRAVES. When and where. They were living in Northville Township, LaSalle County, IL per 1860 census.Any information on this family would be appreciated. (Sun Nov 16 1997) - sent in by: Cora Graves Hoff, 5194 Cedar Hammock Lane, Sarasota, FL 34232


I am searching for parents & birth place of Stephen ROLPH (who is described as a "horse trader of the highest caliber" tho blinded in 1837 from poison ivy. married Zervah Oliver WHITNEY in 1834/5 according to an obit. He was of the M. E. Church, I think she may have been Presbyterian. They lived in Wilson until 1854. Their children: Abigail, Joseph, Mary, Benjamin F, Zervah Orrisa, Catherine Esther, Frederick Jerome, Ann Mahalia & Guy A. The family moved to Branch Co. MI in 1854, then to NE in 1874 where Stephen died in 1876. I am happy to share info on descendants. Other surnames involved: OLIVER, CROWNER, CUDABACK, PETTIT.(updated 02 May 1997) - sent in by: Ozzi Purdy, 5660 Baden Ct SW, Ft. Myers, Fl. 33919

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