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27 December 1997, Kathy Stevens , KEMMER / CAMMERER / CAMERON / WEBNER / WOLFE

Samuel KEMMERER (later changed to CAMMERER / CAMERON) of Dauphin Co., born about 1809 married to Amelia WEBNER also of Dauphin Co., born about 1813. The had three children all surnamed CAMERON: Anna Mary born 1835; William Henry born 1840; and John Theodore born 1844. All moved to Buffalo Twp., Jewell Co., Kansas in 1875. Anna Mary CAMERON married Henry WOLFE of Lycoming Co., Pa. Any information on these families would be appreciated.

26 December 1997, D. Sue Kissel, KISSEL

Seeking information on Henry and Catherine KISSEL who baptised their children:John 1821; Maria 1824; Rebecca 1833; Sarah 1834; Solomon 1843; and William 1827, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hummelstown, Dauphin Co., Pa.

23 December 1997, John B. Germer , KITZMILLER / LUTZ

I am looking for information on the KITZMILLER and LUTZ families of Dauphin County. I have David LUTZ (1853-1939), who was married to Emma KITZMILLER (1852-1916). I know David's parents were Earl and Edna, but I have no information on the KITZMILLERS. David and Edna's children included, Herman B., Bertha Mae (1877-1952, George L. (b. 1879), Frederick Millard (1881-1959), Minetta (1885-1970), and Clara E. (1893-1976). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

23 December 1997, Edgar F. Sherk , SHERK

My grandfather, Edgar F. SHERK is buried in East Pembrook Cemetery. I believe he died in Brooklyn, NY. I am trying to locate his death certificate to track back another generation as my grandmother allegedley changed the spelling. Any suggestions appreciated.

23 December 1997, Bill Kennedy , LEWIS

I am trying to obtain more information about a Phineas LEWIS, born c.1807 possibly in Northumberland Boro, Pa. Died in Harrisburg, Pa. after 1870 when he appeared in the Dauphin County census. He married Mary (?) born Dec 1813 also possibly in Northumberland Boro. Phineas and Mary lived in Northumberland (1840 census) then moved to Danville, Montour Countdy (1850 and 60 census). They were in Harrisburg living with John and Mary LEWIS STINE (1870 census). Mary LEWIS died after 1900 probably in Harrisburg. Please visit my genealogy web page:

20 December 1997, Gayle Bell , HOLBERT

Trying to find the date of birth for George HOLBERT, born in Harrisburg, Pa., died in 1945.

19 December 1997, Gary Wilson , HAMMON / HAMMAN

Looking for family of Peter HAMMON born in Germany and died in Dauphin county. His son, Peter HAMMON, Jr., was born 1775 in Hummelstown and died 1850 in Path Valley, Franklin County, Pa. He was married to Sarah. The son of Peter and Sarah was named Jacob HAMMAN born 1824 in Upper Strasburg and died in Cromwell Twp., Huntingdon County, Pa. in 1902. He was married to Sarah RINKER. Their son Peter HAMMAN born 1849 in Cromwell Twp., Huntingdon County was married to Sarah WALLACE, he died 1909 in Shirley Twp., Huntingdon County. They had a daughter named Susan Sarah HAMMAN 1873-1946.

19 December 1997, Ed Weaver , PEFFLEY / HUEY / STAHLEY / SPOTTS / LONG

I am looking for the parents of Joshua PEFFLEY b. in East Hanover Twp. Oct.---- and died 16 Feb 1912. His mother was Sarah LONG, Sarah was born in Dauphin Co., Pa. I would like any information on the LONG family history. Joshua PEFFLEY married Jan HUEY and had the following children: Cyrus F. 1863-1927 married Matilda KELLER: Sarah J. 1866-?? married John MAWN: John E. 14 b. Nov 1865, d. 7 Feb 1943, married Emma LEHMAN: Eliza. married Samuel KELLER: Harry May 1886-1918 married Mary STAHLEY.

18 December 1997, Lin Morin , GARBER

My ancestor is Michael GARBER b. 1742. He had a brother, Christian GARBER, who died in Middletown, Dauphin County, Pa. in 1813. In his will he stated that he wanted to be buried at "Jno Nideck's Burying place..." He also left some money for the poor of the Mennonite church, so I assume the family were Mennonites. Does anyone know where this cemetery is in Dauphin County?? Thanks for your help.

18 December 1997, Ken Vallier , MAYES

Looking for information Andrew MAYES b. abt 1690 in Ireland. Lived in Harrisburg and died 1754 in Lancaster, Pa. His wife was Rebecca b. Ireland. Children: James b. 1729 in Paxtang; Magaret death Upper Paxtang 1807; any additional information will be helpful.

16 December 1997, Nancy C. Story Adkins , STORY

Searching for ggggrandfather, William STORY's parents and siblings in Dauphin Co., Pa. I would appreciate any information or help. William was born 1793 in Pa. I found a 1796 map of the Harrisburg and Dauphin Co. area which shows a STROY Cr. Does anyone have any information on which STORY Family lived in that area? The 1790 census shows STORY families.

15 December 1997, Tony L. Shively , BRAUCHER

I am researching for the descendants of John BRAUCHER, who died in Halifax, Dauphin Co. 9 Aug 1941. John was the son of Charles L. and Sadie (VONEIDA) BRAUCHER of Millmont, Pa. He (John) spent many years working for the Pennsylvania Railroad, before opening and operating a drug store in Halifax. I believe that he was survived by one son, Charles. Anyone with any informatiopn would be greatly appreciated.

15 December 1997, Thomas Buck , BUCK

Searching for any info. re: link between BUCK family in Lower Paxton Twp. and present. Last documented link is Christian BUCK son of John (Johannes) both died in 1822 and buried in family plot now on land owned by Harrisburg Hunter's & Angler's Association. Christian left 7 children with his widow Rebecca Margaret ZARKER BUCK State of Pa. appointed guardian (George BALSBAUGH) in Feb., 1823 to care for children. BALSBAUGH was maiden name of Johannes's wife Gertrude.

14 December 1997, David Collins , FOLTZ / EBY

I am looking for information on the family of John FOLTZ who resided in Londonderry Twp., Dauphin Co. He was sborn 16 Aug 1792 and died April 18, 1850. He was married to Catherine EBY who was born 12 Feb 1799 and died 26 Mar 1859. Her mother's first name was Barbara also of Dauphin Co. The children were Cathorina, Christian, Christiana, Barbara b. 12 Mar 1817, Elizabeth b. 23 Jan 1820, John Edwin b. 31 Aug, 1830, Samuel, Susan b. 1834, James Monroe b. 10 Apr 1834, Sybilla B. 7 Apr 1836, and Maria b. 16 Sep 1827 died 11 Nov 1833.

13 December 1997, Janice A. Frelin , BEAM

Looking for information on Danial BEAM born 12 Jun 1822, died 23 Feb 1898. His father was Henry BEAM.

12 December 1997, Jerry D. Haxton , GANTZ

William GRANTZ is shown in the 1810 census as living in Dauphin Co., Pa. and does not appear in any other census later than that. I am researching my grandmothers line (the GANTZ family). Her gggrandfather was a George GANTZ who appeared in Carroll Co., Ohio about 1812. He married there and raised a family. He told his children he was born in Pa. and that his father's name was William GANTZ. There were very few men with the name William GANTZ. I would like to know if the William GANTZ had children and if one of them was named George. He should have been born abt. 1792.

11 December 1997, Shirley Lindsey , GROVER

I am looking for the parents or any information on an Isaac GROVER who was born in Harrisburg, Pa. on 29 Dec 1845. He was living in Iowa in 1860 with a Benedict O'NEAL. We don't know if he was an orphan or if Benedict O'NEAL was a relative. Any information would be appreciated.

11 December 1997, E. Buchta , HAZUDA / KRYSSLA

I am looking for any information about the surname HAZUDA. It is my grandfather's last name, with his father being Maurice HAZUDA. Maurice married Mary KRYSSLA in Williamstown. My grandfather has little information and I am curious in finding some for him.

10 December 1997, Darrell Wertz , WERTZ / HOFFMAN

Seeking parents of Adam WERTZ born 17 Sep 1802 in Pa. died 21 Jan 1891 and married Elizabeth HOFFMAN born Jul 1807 died 3 May 1895 both buried Paddletown, York Co. Pa.

6 December 1997, Gary Stoltman , SHOFSTALL

This is an update to my 17 Dec 1996 query. Florenz (Florence) SHOFSTALL was born abt. 1792 in Pa. By 1820, he resided in Mason Co., Ky. in or around the river city of Maysville. He married Sara MITCHELL 2 Nov 1820. He and family moved to Decatur, Ohio (about six miles downriver and 10 miles inland) in 1832 or 1833. Does anyone show a Jacob SHOFFSTALL (sic?) I believe this could be Florenz's father as there was a Jacob in Maysville in 1806. Does anyone have Jacob as a son to John, Henry or Peter SHOFSTALL / SHOFFSTALL / OR SHOFESTALL OF THE 1780 / 1790 in Dauphin Co. (was Lancaster Co. until 1785).

6 December 1997, Stephanie Sisson , CARIS / HOOK (HOEK?)

Looking for information on Frederick CARIS, Jr., b. 1779 in Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pa. Married Rachel HOOK (HOEK?) and moved to Portage County, Ohio. His parents were Fred CARIS Sr. born 1759 in Maryland and Mary WAGGONER

6 December 1997, Jason Hanson , ALLEMAN / SHAFFNER

I am looking for information on Christopher ALLEMAN, his wife Elizabeth SHAFFNER, and their ancestors. They lived in Dauphin Co., Pa. in the late 1700's.

5 December 1997, Helen McQ. Armstrong , RIEDY / REEDY / BRAUN

I am researching the following Dauphin County Family: Leonard RIEDY / REEDY b. 20 Aug 1776, d. 15 Jul 1867, married Elizabeth BRAUN b. 15 May 1776, d. 15 Jul 1867. They were married in Gratz, Dauphin Co., Pa. in the Lykens Valley Lower Church and had the follwing REEDY children: Margaret b. 3 Apr 1812 m. Daniel GOOD ; Maria b. 13 Nov 1814; B.E. b. 21 Feb 1818; Elizabeth b. 20 Sep 1820; Hannah b. 20 Aug 1824; John Leonard b. 7 Sep 1826; Henry W. b. 26 Mar 1829 in Gratz; William H., twin of Henry W.; Jacob b. 3 May 1831; George b. Oct 1833. Leonard also had a daughter Esther b. 7 Aug 1805 perhaps by a previous marriage. I have a good deal of additional information on this family

4 December 1997, Joe Whisler , WHISLER / LAMBERT

John Bernice Whisler was born 1 Nov 1820 in White Hall, Pa.; married Barbara Ellen LAMBERT; drowned in the Susquehanna River at Harrisburg, Pa. 15 Mar 1880. Any information on this family would be appreciated.

2 December 1997, Herb A. Ritter , RITTER / WINTER

I am looking for information on Harry Leroy RITTER born 20 Oct 1925 and lived in Harrisburg, Pa. His parents were Irving Sylvester RITTER & Alda Mae HIPPENSTEEL . Harry Leroy RITTER was married to Matilda Elizabeth WINTER. Her parents were Lloyd Alfonso WINTER & Matilda "Natalie" Cristina KRESH . I am just starting to research my family and any info would be greatly appreciated.

30 November 1997, George F. Nagle , SLAVES / SERVANTS / SLAVES FOR LIFE, ETC

Actively searching for information regarding African-American slavery, involuntary servitude, bondage, in Dauphin County and surrounding region. Looking for newspaper ads of sales of slaves, runaway ads, wills, estate inventories, etc. Please visit my database Note : I already have all of the information in Egle';s county histories. If you know of any Dauphin County ancestors who were slaveholders, please let me know, even lacking documentation.

29 November 1997, Gail Frank Geary , FRANK / HETTERICK

I wish to correct a query submitted June 13, 1997 regarding Jacob FRANK. He married a Margaret HETTERICK not Catherine Whitman. Jacob was born 1823 not 1827. The above corrections have already been made to the June 13, 1997 query.

29 November 1997, Ron Talmage , TALMAGE / FRY (FREY)

Would like info on Dr. Samuel TALMAGE b. 1765 in New York, married Ann FRY from Dauphin Co. abt. 1795 to 1800. Ann was a widow and large property owner in Dauphin Co. A newspaper article from 1892 says part of Harrisburg is located on property she owned. Dr. TALMAGE practiced in the area before moving to Indiana Co., Pa. abt. 1801

28 November 1997, Patricia Derk , SIMONTON / KUNKLE

I am doing research on the John W. SIMONTON, who was born in West Hanover Twp. in the early 1800's and died in 1903. He married the forner Sarah Moyer KUNKLE, daughter of George and Catherine KUNKLE, on 8 Jul 1856. They had surviving daughter Anne who married Gilbert Addams BEAVER of Bellefont, Pa. I am also trying to establish the date of the construction of the SIMONTON MANSION on Front Street in Harrisburg. Any information on the above subjects will be appreciated.

28 November 1997, Robert E. Eberly Jr. , GEORGE / SMALLEY

I am researching the ancestry of John S. GEORGE, born in Elizabethtown ca. 1830-1840, married Margaret SMALLEY (bp; Pa); one son, William Cornelius GEORGE, is my wife's great grandfather. William Cornelius was born in Westmoreland Co. in 1862.

28 November 1997, M. Snyder , SNYDER

I am trying to locate information on Nicholas SNYDER and May or Mary SNYDER, found on the 1850 census of Dauphin Co., Twp. of Halifax. Pa. Listed as follows: Nicholas SNYDER, 35 farmer; May/Mary, 29; Sarah Jane, 10; William, 8; Samuel, 6; Elizabeth, 4; Uriah, 2; James, 8/12. Samuel is my connection, b. 2 Feb 1844, d. 23 Jan 1918. Believe Nicholas and May/Mary are his parents. Also found in the Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery, Nicholas SNYDER b. 28 Nov 1824, d. 15 May 1891; Sarah SNYDER, b. 22 Aug 1840, d. 20 Mar 1881 (matches age of Sarah on the cvensus). Also listed in the cemetery are: John SNYDER, b. 10 Aug 1798, d. 8 Dec 1873; Sarah SNYDER b. 4 Jul 1805, d. 10 May 1871. Could this John and Sarah be Nicholas' parents? Any help would be appreciated. I am willing to exchange information.

27 November 1997, Marc Thompson , GOODMAN / THOMPSON<

I am searching for the parents of Lydia Ann GOODMAN born 1856 in Lykens Valley, Dauphin Co., Pa. and died 1883. Married Robert Thompson.

26 November 1997, Beverly Jones , DENIG / DENIGH

Need a copy of the will of Johan Peter DENIG, written 8 Sep 1793, filed in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. It is written in German and was filed by himself three years before his death in 1796. Mentions two wives Philippina and Elizabeth, sons Peter, John and daughters Anna Maria and Gertraud.

26 November 1997, Burton Mahoney , JOHNSTON / MEHORNEY / MAHONEY

I am looking for the parents of Anna Elizabeth Johnston b. 4 Aug 1844 in Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pa. Married 17 Mar 1869 to Nicholas G. MEHORNEY / MAHONEY. Anna Elizabeth died 14 Jan 1922 in Ludlow, Kansas.

25 November 1997, Shirley Righi , WITMAN

I am looking for any information on John F. WITMAN, married Mary (Molly) HERCHELROTH. 1850-1853. They resided in Londonderry Twp., Dauphin Co. John b. 1817, Molly b. 1824-25. Children: Eve C. b. 1853, Sarah b. 1856, Emma b. 1859 and George b. 1866. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

25 November 1997, Shirley Righi , GARMAN / GERMAN

I am looking for any information on John GARMAN and Catherine HERCHELROTH. They resided in Londoinderry Twp., Dauphin Co. They married prior to 1846. John b. 1827, Catherine b. 182?,. They had the following children: George b. 1846, Henry b. 1853, and Charles b. 1858. There may be other children that I am not aware of. Anyone researching this surname please e-mail me. Thank you.

25 November 1997, Shirley Righi , KEISTER

I need death date for Catherine (Judy) KEISTER. She resided at 426 North St., Harrisburg, Pa. with her son Harry. Harry was a propriator of a Liquor Store. Catherine b. June 1830, died after 23 Apr 1910. She was 80 years old in 1910. I had a 10 year search done with Vital Records in New Castle, but they have no record. Is there a place in Harrisburg that I could send for a death certificate? All help will be greatrly appreciated. Thank you.

25 November 1997, Shirley Righi , FARVER / FARBER / FERBER

I am interested in information on John FARVER/FARBER/FERBER and Elizabeth HERCHELROTH who resided in Gainesburg, Londonderry Twp., Dauphin Co., Pa. John b. 1804, Elizabeth b. 1813. They were married 12 Oct 1843 in the Christ Evangelical Church, Elizabethtown, Lancaster Co., Pa. Children that I know of: Ann b.1846, John b. 1848, and Elizabeth b. 1855. Anyone out there tracing these names, please contact me. Thank you.

24 November 1997, Leslie Lienert , MAHAFFEY

I am researching the MAHAFFEY family of Pennsylvania. I am trying to locate the authors or their descendants of the following book: MAHAFFEY Descendants: sketch of reuinions, historical records and biographical genealogy of MAHAFFEY descendants 1600-1914 (Harrisburg, Pa.: Central Print and Pub. House, 1914) compiled by Estelle Kinports Davis & Mary E. MAHAFFREY Carst. Between the book's publication and now, the publishing house has gone out of business. I am hoping that a descendant has continued the genealogical research into the MAHAFFEY family.

24 November 1997, Susie Anderson , SINGER / GENSEMYERS

I am researching my SINGER family from Dauphin Co. Jacob SINGER and Catherine ? were the parents of: John SINGER born 28 Jan 1770: d. 10 Apr 1829 - married to Catherine GENSEMYER (have no information on her). Children of John and Catherine: John L. b. 12 Jun 1802, Nancy Annie, Frances Fannie, Catherine Kate, John, Jacob b. 7 Nov 1799, Daniel Christian, David and Phillip b. 8 Nov 1814. Any information on the SINGERS especially Jacob or the GENSEMYERS would be appreciated. I have Civil War records, and relative info. to the present families in Mo. Susie lives in Colville, Wa.

24 November 1997, Don Firsdon , REYNOLDS / QUAID

I would greatly appreciate it if someone would review the Harrisburg City Directories for the name of REYNOLDS for the years 1848 to 1882. My grandmother was Catherine "Kate" REYNOLDS who was born in 1854 and married my grandfather William QUAID around 1880. They lived at 215 Blackberry St. after they were marriedl My mother was Bessie QUAID b. 1888

23 November 1997, Paul E. Sanders , SHOOP / LINGLE

In the card file at the Dauphin Co. Historical Society, I found a John SHOOP who married Elizabeth LINGLE on 28 Sep 1822. The father of John SHOOP was John B. SHOOP. I am now looking for the descendants of John B. SHOOP, his brothers and sisters and his mother's name. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

22 November 1997, Roger E. Northrup , HARKINS / PUFF

I am looking for a John Thomas HARKINS who was born in Bellefonte, Pa. in March of 1886. His fathers' name was also John T. HARKINS, mother's maiden name was Mary PUFF. John HARKINS enlisted in U.S. Army on 11 Jan. 1921 at Ft. Slocum, New York. He was discharged on 14 July 1921 at Camp Grant, Illinois. He was paid travel pay to Camp Hill, Pa. His Army discharge shows that his parents John and Mary were residing in Harrisburg, Pa. Any information would be greatly appreciated. E-mail at above address or call (760) 727-7555. Thank you.

18 November 1997, Elizabeth Seal , ENDERS / LEITNER / MAURER / MUELLER / MILLER / SIEL / SEAL

I am researching the above Dauphin County surnames. I have a web page with information at: http://members.aol.com/sielorseal/Genealogy/Homepage.html If you have a connection please e-mail me.

17 November 1997, Judy Renee Pope , SHOOP / SMITH

I'm looking for information on Adam SHOOP (June 14, 1821-Dec. 12, 1898; died Adair Co., Mo.), particularly his parents, place of birth (I have conflicting reports that this was either in Dauphin Co. or Armstrong Co., Pa.)and I am trying to find out the exact relationship between this Adam SHOOP and Adam SHOOP / SHUPP (son of John SHOOP / SHUPP and Elizabgeth COOPER) Both Adams' were among the group that left Dauphin Co., Pa. for Adair Co., Mo. around 1848 / 1850; I've been told they were first cousins, but I've been unable to establish that as fact. My Adam SHOOP married Elizabeth COOPER (Jan.21 1822 - Nov. 14, 1888; died Adair Co., Mo.)presumably in Pa. before moving to Mo.; their known children are Jacob 1842-1855, John Wesley 1851-1832, Nathaniel 1849-1932, Solomon, Samuel 1853-1861, Isaac, Mary Jane 1860-1862, Sarah, Susanna and Isabell. Any further information on Adam or his wife would be greatly appreciated; I have info on their descendants that I'd be happy to share.

17 November 1997, Tom Alexander , ALEXANDER

Searching for parents of my gggg-grandfather Thomas ALEXANDER. He was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1752 and came to America in 1772. Believe he lived in Paxtang Twp. He had two brothers that I know of and one sister, their names are William, George, and Jane. Jane married Robert MCWORTER of Bucks Co., Pa. William and George were both older than Thomas. After Rev. War, Thomas said he resided in Cumberland Co., Pa. His first wife was named Mary BARR. They had one son that I know of by the name of William. He died in Washington Co., Indiana abt 1825 or earlier. Any information would be appreciated.

16 November 1997, Charlie Parks , RUNKLE

The belongings of Minnie Jennings RUNKLE (1876-1965) were sold at auction in Harrisburg in 1965 or later, her husband Irwin F. RUNKLE (1865-1943) and daughter, Mildred, having predeceased her. According to a cousin, among the belongings was the JENNINGS familyu bible. Does anyone have an idea where something like this might find its way to or how one might search for it? Thanks for your help.

15 November 1997, Shirley Righi , MATTESON PHOTOGRAPHER

I have a photo that was taken at B. W. MATTESON, Wirting's building, Middletown, Dauphin Co., Pa. I would like to know what the time span this photographer was in business. I would like to date my photo. Thank you.

14 November 1997, D. Robbins , MARTIN

Looking for info on Alexander MARTIN, d. 10 Jul 1825 Dauphin Co., Pa. Thanks for any leads.

13 November 1997, Beryl Miller , LINGLE / HOUSER

Can anyone help me with the maiden name of Catherine HOUSER LINGEL's mother? Catherine's parents, John (1794-1877) and Margaret (1796-1859) HOUSER, moved from Dauphin/Lebanon Co. to Wayne County, Ohio in the 1840's. I have no dates for Catherine but she would have been born about 1825. She was married to Jacob LINGLE and they lived in either Dauphin or Lebanon County.

11 November 1997, Kenneth Tarr , BANEY / BENNINGHOFF

Looking for any information on John BANEY Sr., who was born in Dauphin Co. on August 22, 1797. He married Susanna BENNINGHOFF.

09 November 1997, Mary Ruth Wagner , GEISTWEIT

I am trying to locate members of Peter GHEISTWEIT'S family. He died in Swatara Twp. around 1800 and had a very large family. This surname can be spelled many ways: ie. Geistwhite, Geisweld, Guisewhite, Gestwhie, Keistwhite

08 November 1997, Lynn E. Applegate , MINNICH / FOGELSANGER / BALSBAUGH

Seeking information on Wendel MINNICH (MUNCH) who came to America in 1751 with his wife, Gertraut BALSBAUGH and settled in Lancaster County (now Dauphin Co). Wendel was born in Germany in 1725 and died in Dauphin County in 1781. Michael FOGELSANGER came to America in 1747 from Switzerland and settled in Dauphin Co. ONe of his children was John Jacob FOGELSANGER who came to America in 1761. John Jacob married Elizabeth MUELLER (MILLER), and they had seven children. Any information about these families would be appreciated.

07 November 1997, S Harlow , DRIVER / LANG

Researching family of Katie DRIVER, born in Harrisburg, Pa. Died June 1964. Was married to John LANG. This is the only information I have. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

06 November 1997, Maureen A. Spotts Pilla , SPATZ

Joel aka John Jacob SPATZ, born 22 Apr 1849, in Lower Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland Co., Pa. He lived in Washington Twp., Dauphin Co., Pa. with his wife Masry and son Jeremiah Frederick SPATZ. He died about Apr 1888. Can anyone give me more information on what Mary's maiden name was, where Joel aka John Jacob SPATZ is buried?

06 November 1997, Carol Griswold Salli , MC CORD / SAWYER

Searching for info on John M. MC CORD, Jr. b. 12 May 1786 in Dauphin Co. He married Jane SAWYER.

03 November 1997, Melinda Brassill , BIERBOWER / BOWERS

I am searching for info on my kin from Dauphin Co., specifically Middletown, Pa. Erastus Jones BBIERBOWER, b. 18 Feb 1851 - d. 28 May 1919 and his spouse Mahala BOWERS, b. 15 Dec 1857 - d. 10 Mar 1934. Do you know hwere I could find out anything more. If not, any suggestions on a good place to look for my kin from this and the Lancaster, Pa. area? Thank you.

03 November 1997, Gary Kunkel , KUNKEL

I am looking for the birth date as well as parents and relatives of William Henry KUNKEL born in Steelton, Pa.

02 November 1997, G. Cadden , BURNITE / WELDON

I am looking for any information regarding a photo index or plhoto collection of 1860's era Harrisburg photographers, BURNITE AND WELDON No 110 Market Stsreet, Harrisburg. I have a Civil War with Burnite and Weldon identification stamp and photo serial number, am trying to identify person in photo. Any info/leads would be appreciated.

02 November 1997, Harold N. Nelsen , FITZSIMMONS / ELLSWORTH

Looking for info on the parents of Patric FITZSIMMONS born about 1827 at Harrisburg who married Harriet ELLSWORTH in 1848.

01 November 1997, M. (Adams) Niceswanger , ADAMS / BAKER

Jeremiah ADAMS born 15 May 1827 in Dauphin Co., Pa. Parents were George ADAMS born 23 May 1785 and Catherine (BAKER) ADAMS born 3 Jul 1797./font>

01 November 1997, Sharon Brooks , EBERLY / ALT

I am searching for any information on Peter Cummings EBERLY born 21 Feb 1838, married Eliza Jane ALT in 1861. Peter died 25 Nov 1923. His father John EBERLY, Sr. was born 01 Jan 1812, married Elizabeth TWAIGER and died 21 Sep 1890. They lived in the Harrisburg area. Any information on this family or John's parents would be greatly appreciated. Thanks from WA state.

01 November 1997, Ruth Anne Halligan , ETTINGER / WILLEY

William J. L. ETTINGER, born 17 Oct 1841 in Dauphin Co., Pa., died 11 May 1882 in Taylorville, Christian Co., Illinois. Married Mayr WILLEY, born 15 Mar 1851 in Christian Co., Illinois. Had several children, including Allan Thomas ETTINGER, born 6 May 1881, in Christian Co., Illinois. Who are the parents and other siblings of William J. L. ETTINGER?

31October 1997, Webster Brown , BROWN

I am seeking information on the parents of my grandfather, Webster Casing BROWN, born in Dauphin Co. 4 Oct 1846. He enlisted in Co E, Pa. 9th Cavalry on 17 Aug 1864. Any information would be appreciated.

31 October 1997, Paul E. Sanders , SHOOP / LINGLE

John SHOOP born 20 Mar. 1796 in Conewago Township, Dauphin Co., Pa. Died 29 Mar. 1891. I believe in New Cumberland, Pa. He married a Mrs. LINGLE (daughter of Philip Hetrick and BRIGHTBILL in Oct 182. Mrs. LINGLE born 11 Dec. 1791; died 1 Jan. 1892. I have the following children listed for them but I know that there is a problem regarding Mrs. Lingle's age at the time of their birth: Jacob, John and Augustus SHOOP; William Elsworth SHOOP b. abt. 1861; Mary E. SHOOP b. abt 1863; Charles SHOOP b. abt 1864. These birth dates would make Mrs. Lingle in her 70's when having these children, unlikely!!!. If I can find more information on John SHOOP and Mrs. LINGLE and their children I can probably find the correct parents for the bottom 3. Thanks

31October 1997, John Cantzon Foster , FOSTER / CANTZON

Wish to share and expand on family data on ancestors who left Paxtang Township about 1740's for Lancaster County, South Carolina. Presbyterian group included FOSTER, DICKEY, CANTZON, HARPER families and others. John Charles FOSTER and Dr. John Jacob CANTZON are my primary interests.

31 October 1997, Robert Russell Schadt , SCHADT / DURR

$100 REWARD for finding the burial pllace of Rosa Ann "GENROSE" SCHADT nee DURR. William SCHADT, b. 06 June 1866, Germany, came to America in 1850/52 and was 1st in New York City; 2nd Middletown, Pa.; 3rd in Lock Haven, Pa. He married Rosa Ann DURR, b. abt. 185, on 17 June 1850-56. Where they were married is not known, nor has any DURR lineage connection been found. I have been to Germany, met cousins and visited the Lutheran church where William was baptized; however, there are no records of the marriage and no Durr families in the area. William died in Lock Hasven, Pa., 17 April, 1914 and is buried at that place. Rosa Anna died from lockjaw, 4 April 1870 at the same place. There is an account of her death in the local newspaper, but no record of her funeral or the place of interment. William may have taken her body to the New York City area, Middletown, Pa. or Lebanon, Pa. for interment. I am offering a $100 reward to the first person who can find the burial place of Rosa Ann. Any other Schadt or Durr information would be appreciated.

30 October 1997, Janice Frank , FRANK

I am looking for the parents and/or siblings of my great grandfather Penrose FRANK, born in Elizabethtown in 1844. He served in the Civil War and afterward married Mary E. SCHULTZ (born 1849, I don't know where) in 1868. In the 1870's they were living in Middletown in Dauphin Co., and had four sons (I have all the information on them). By 1885 they had moved to Erie in the opposite corner of the state. One family story is that his mother was a KELLER ; another is that she was born in 1806 (either, both, or neither of thses may be true). There may be some connection to PENROSEs but I have no evidence except his given name. I am also researching KELLER / LUPHER / LUPFER / PENROSE / SCHULTZ / TAYLOR

30 October 1997, Caroline Bowes , LIGHTNER

Looking for information on Peter LIGHTNER who died in Dauphin Co. 1870-1873. Married to Catherine HEISER . Served as Assistant Steward at the Dauphin County Home during the late 1860's. Need info on his parents.

30 October 1997, Joan Hise Bancroft , HISE

From Annals of Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pa., I have the following: "Mr. Jacob Hise, who died several years ago, was the first male person born in the town after it was laid out." p. 357. I would appreciate any information on this surname.

29 October 1997, Anne Andrews , IRELAND

I am looking for information on John and William IRELAND from Castle Finn, County. Tyronne, Ireland. He arrived in Philadelphia, Pa. approx. 1730. He lived in Lancaster Co. (now Dauphin Co.) Pa. c. 1735 - 1740. Would like info. about their time in Pa. ie. marriages, deaths, etc.

28 October 1997, Patti Stuppy Gouse , STUPPY

I have information on Ludwic STUPPY, from Bavaria, Germany. He settled in Lykens in 1856.

27 October 1997, Dee Shaffer , POTTEIGER

I am looking for information on an Elem William POTTEIGER or Curtin Cleveland POTTEIGER in the Halifax area. Elem was thought to have been a postal worker in Halifax and died in a car accident coming or going to work in the 1940's. Curtin Cleveland lived on a family farm near Halifax into the 1950's Curt's wifes name was Trusie (possibly German) Any information would be greatly appreciated on these or any other POTTEIGER lines. Thank you.

24 October 1997, Mike Schofield , PARKIN

I am looking for anyone in or around the LYKENS Pa. area that can help me with my PARKIN ancestor. Round about the 5th of July 1879, the "LYKENS REGISTER" printed a story about an accident at the SUMMIT BRANCH MINES, in WILLIAMSTOWN, Pa. In the accident, my great great grandfather James PARKIN, was killed. After the accident he was taken to the home of his brother-in-law Mr. John DUNCAN where he subsequently died. His remains were taken to the Lutheran church and thence to the UNION CEMETERY . I would be very grateful for any more informatiojn that anyone has about the accident. I would also like to know if the UNION CEMETERY is still in existence and if James PARKIN has a headstone. Since I am from Bristol, England, I am unable to get to the area. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

24 October 1997, Bob Snyder , SNYDER

I am seeking information on the Snyders of the following census listing: 1850 Census, Derry Twp., Dauphin Co., Pa. p. 131: Jacob SNYDER age 23; Henry SNYDER age 13; Nancy SNYDER age 29.

20 October 1997, Bryanna Olson , HERMANN / HARMON / SHITZ / SHEETS

Need info on a Joseph HERMAN or HARMON. Born 1779 in Dauphin Co., Pa. Married to Catherine SHITZ / SHEETS. Catherine was born 1779 in Dauphin Co. Had at least 2 daughters that were born in Pa. One was named Mary. I believe the other was named Catherine.

20 October 1997, Janelle Graham Martin , SPANGLE / VONNIEDA

My ancestors were born in Pennsylvania. Does anyone know anything at all about the SPANGLE and VONNIEDA families who lived in Dauplhin County, Pa. and were listed in the 1790 Heads of Families? My John Spangle was born abouts 1800 in Pa. and later moved his family on to Iowa. He and wife, Sarah, had a son, Samuel David SPANGLE, born in Pa. on 30 Jan 1849. Samuel vONNIEDA was born in Pa. about 1825 and married Sarah SNYDER born about 1833 in Pa. They had their first child, Lydia, in Pa. and later children were born in Iowa. Does anyone have any knowledge at all about either surname that might help me trace them? Thank you.

19 October 1997, Shirley Righi , TSCHUDY / JUDY

I am looking for info on a John JUDY. He married Miss SAYLOR . Children that I know of: Catherine B. 1830, Harrisburg, married Mr. KEISTER ; Elizabeth b. 23 Mar. 1836, married Benjamin HARKELRODE , she died in Harrisburg 1920. Elizabeth and Ben resided in Londonderry Twp. Dauphin Co. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

19 October 1997, Moiya G. Stubbs , GOOSICK

A family member who has worked on the GOOSICK line left behind paperwork saying my ggg-grandfather, John GOOSICK, lived in Dauphin County, Pa. in 1790 and was in the census. I looked through the census record online and did not find his name. I was just wondering if anyone out there has any information on any GOOSICK'S? Thanks

19 October 1997, Sara Walthery , DAVIDSON

Looking for parents of Jacob DAVIDSON, father of Samuel Alexander DAVIDSON, born Harrisburg (?) 2 Feb 1847. Samuel was the youngest of ten children. One brother was named William. Jacob was an ordained minister through the United Brethren in Christ 9 Jan 1850. Jacob was born abt 1800. Wife's name Mary SMITH . Some of the records I have say "Harrodsburg, Pa". Anything on the DAVIDSON family in Harrisburg ????

18 October 1997, Karin Love , LEISMAN / LIESMAN / HEY / HEYES

My gg grandfather Herman LEISMAN / LIESMAN was a Lutheran Minister in Harrisburg, Pa. between 1850-70. He married Anna Elizabeth HEY / HEYES. They were both German immigrants in the mid 1850's. They moved to Iowa around 1870. I would appreciate any information.

16 October 1997, Linda Chandler , UMBERGER / GINGRICH

John Leonard UMBERGER married Maria Elizabeth GINGRICH and lived in West Hanover Twp. They had a daughter named Maria Anna UMBERGER born 2 Sep 1779, they also had three sons born between 1780-1785. Any information on this family will be appreciated.

11 October 1997, Betty Martz , MARTZ / LUDY

My g grandmother Elizabeth LUDY was born in Harrisburg, Pa. 1 Mar 1836. Her father was Jacob LUDY b. 1801. Does anyone have the 1840 census that shows this family? Would appreciate any information about this family. Betty Martz - P. O. Box 1341, Friday Harbor, Wa. 98250.

11 October 1997, Graydon Gorby , GORBY

I am attempting to verify whether a GORBY was a member of the infamous "Paxton Boys" who massacred the last of the Susquehannock Indians in December 1763. According to a handwritten manuscript found in a shoebox kept by a now deceased great aunt: "A group of trappers killed some indians and Gov. John Penn tried to punish them by taking away the family lands. These were known as the Paxton boys and names found were GORBY, GREEN / CRAWFORD as well as several others. This caused a revolt and many people left the settlement." I have been told that there are a number of lists around (old histories of Dauphin and Lancaster County) of people who were members of this group but have been unable to locate any to date.

07 October 1997, Michelle K. Horvath , DODGE / KERR

I am trying to find out if my great grandmother Suzie or Lily DODGE was born in Dauphin County - possibly Harrisburg. She was born on Jan 1894. Her father's name was Paul DODGE. Her mother's maiden name was KERR. I do not have a given name. Her death certificate states that she was born in Pa. My mother believes that it was in the Harrisburg area. Please email me with any information. Please put in the subject "Suzie DODGE". Thank you.

06 October 1997, Kastie Haugse , KRAMER / LAUDEN

I am looking for any information regarding Adam Henry KRAMER, born 29 May 1875 in Harrisburg, Pa. I would like to find more information on his parents. They are Christian David KRAMER and Leah Jane LAUDEN. Other siblings of Adam Henry KRAMER are: John C., Agnes V., James F., Christian and Adam. Thank you for any leads!

04 October 1997, Emily E. Raemore , LONG / THOMPSON / SWALLOW / GILBERT

I am seeking information on my aunt's family. Cammilla Marie THOMPSON b. 1842, d. 8 Apr 1929 in Harrisburg. We don't know whether THOMPSON is her maiden or married name - we don't know whether she was married when she had Rosa Marie THOMPSON b. 1869? d. 15 Jul 1932. Rosa Marie THOMPSON married John W. LONG (b. 1857 in Harrisburg, d. 28 Apr 1920. Rosa Marie and John w. LONG had Roy Swallow LONG b Harrisburg 24 Dec 1909, d. 29 May 1975. On 31 Aug 1935 he married Anne Marie GILBERT b. 26 Dec 1912 in Spring Glen, d. 30 Jan 1978. Roy Swallow LONG and Anne Marie GILBERT 's children were: David Edward b. 1944; Sharon Anne b. 1945 married John J. SILVA; Debra Kay b. 1956, married Jon S. RAEMORE . This information all comes from a family Bible.Little other informatioin is known since my aunt was very young when both her parents died. I would appreciate any information or leads.

03 October 1997, Carl W. Ward , MORGAN

My great grandfather Griffith MORGAN learned the trade of a molder in his youth and was engaged at Monmonthshire, in Wales until 1831. In that year, accompanied by his son Thomas, he embarked at Liverpool on the ship "Lagodo", for New York. He located in Harrisburg, Pa., and there a few months later was joined by his wife and their four children. He errected the first rolling mill ever built at Harrisburg and was a resident of that city for two years. Does anyone have any record of or any information at all about Griffith MORGAN and his family living in Harrisburg and his first rolling mill built at Harrisburg? Does any one know what a rolling mill is? Does anyone know what the trade of "molder" amounts to?

01 October 1997, Candace Johnson , METZ / HAWK

I am seeking information regarding my ggg grandfather Adam METZ, born Pa. 4 Sep 1815 and my ggg grandmother Catherine HAWK , born Pa. (possibly Philadelphia) 3 Aug 1817. I believe they may have been married 4 Aug 1840 in Cumberland, or Carlisle, Pa. Children: Otis Webster METZ, born 23 Feb 1841 in Middletown; Jacob Henry METZ, born 3 Oct 1842 in Harrisburg; Evaline Matilda METZ born 25 Nov 1845 in Harrisburg; George Robert METZ born 24 Nov 1847 Wayne Co., Ohio; Adam Sylvester METZ born 13 Oct 1849 Wayne Co., Ohio; Comanche Clarence METZ born 30 Sep 1852 in Wayne Co., Ohio; Shasta Laughman METZ born 23 Aug 1854 in Wooster, Wayne Co., Ohio; William Freemont METZ born 1 Sep 1856, Wooster, Ohio; Anderson Ellsworth METZ born 21 Apr 1863 in Fayette Co., Illinios. In the Ohio 1850 census Adam METZ (c. 1777) born in Pa, blacksmith, was living with the above named Adam and Catherine METZ. I believe this was his father. Adam METZ died 11 Jan 1897, St. Elmo, Fayette, Il. Catherine HAWK METZ died 13 Dec 1889 also in St. Elmo, Fayette Co., Il. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

01 October 1997, Sharon Bodet , WAGNER / MOSER

Looking for Arthur Ray WAGNER born: 25 Nov 1893 in Lykens, Dauphin Co., Pa. Arthur's parents were Ferdinand WAGNER and Elizabeth MOSER. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

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