1997 Carbon County, Pennsylvania Queries

ACKER, John Miller (1831) Rockport, PA
John M. ACKER was born in Rockport in 1831. I am trying to locate his parents and ancestors. I believe John was involved in the Canal trade active in Pennsylvania at that time. He moved from Rockport to Easton, Whitehaven, and Hawley, then eventually to Scranton. In 1854, he married Margret RIDDEL (born Mauch Chuck in 1836) whose father owned a shipyard in the redoubt basin in Wilkes Barre, PA.
Warren Acker January 1997

ANDREAS, William (1823) Carbon County, East Penn Twp, PA
Looking for tombstone inscriptions for William ANDREAS 1757-1823 and his wife, Elizabeth (HELFRICH) ANDREAS 1765-?. May be buried on Ben Salem Cemetery, near Andreas, East Penn Twp, Carbon Co, PA.
Richard Emlin Reed May 1997

ARMBRUSTER, Fredrick (1866) Carbon County, Mauch Chunk, Packerton, PA.
Seeking any information at all on the following children of Fredrick ARMBRUSTER born 1866, died 1940. He was the son of Valentine and Teresa ARMBRUSTER. Fredrick and unknown wife had the following children at death: Mrs. Edith BLANK, Mrs. Tressia FREINDT, Mrs. Isabel TEETS all from Lehighton area; also Mrs. Helen HONCHEN, Mrs. Maggie MILLER, Walter, Henry, Herbert, Lawrence, Charles all of the Packerton area; also Mrs. Clara NICHE and John ARMBRUSTER of the Allentown area. If you think you know or did know any of these people or there offsprings please get in touch with me, I am at a dead end with this family in my genealogy tree.
Tom Armbruster February 1997

ARMBRUSTER, Valentine (1846) Carbon Couunty, Mauch Chunk, PA.
I am looking for any information of the decendents of Valentine and Teresa ARMBRUSTER, who came from Baden, Germany and settled in Mauch Chunk, PA, in 1846. They had the following children: Fidel, Bartlett, Mary, Celinda, Wilomena, Charles, John, Anna, Caroline, Fredrick, and Valentine. I have a few leads on some of these children, but could use any help anyone can give me.
Tom Armbruster January 1997

AUGUSTINE, Oscar F. (Year uncertain) Carbon County, Jim Thorpe/Mauch Chunk, PA
Looking for information on the name of AUGUSTINE, Oscar. He supposedly lived for a few years in the Jim Thorpe/Mauch Chunk area possibly around 1900. I would be interested in any info. on the name of AUGUSTINE even if it doesn't pertain to Oscar. Thanks in advance!
Tina Fiorani February 1997

BERGSTRESSER, William Henry (1895) Weatherly, Carbon County, PA
Attempting to get info on William Henry BERGSTRESSER, born in Weatherly (sp) around 1895 to Jacob (?) and Josephene (?) BERGSTRESSER. The reason for the question marks are only that I have been told they were his parents name and can not verify same.
Keith K. Bergstresser April 1997

BIEBELHEIMER, Elizabeth (1807) Rockport, Carbon Cty, PA.
Elizabeth BIEBELHEIMER born in Rockport, Carbon Cty., 2/5/1874. She was married to Joseph STETLER 9/22/1828. He was born in Northampton Cty in 1802 and died 7/10/1855 in Weatherly. Elizabeth was the GD of Leonhardt ZIMMERMAN of West Penn Twp., Schuylkill Cty., a Rev. War Soldier. (Vols.) Would like to contact anyone working this line!
Caroline (Zimmerman) Johns February 1997

BROWN, Charles (1860) Mauch Chunk, PA
He worked for D. E. Britch Company. Was in Mauch Chunk for 10 years. Moved back to Lightstreet where he had his own tailor shop. He married Lydia FREDERICIA. Children - Charles G. Clark Willets, Elmira Catherine, Joseph, Eli Reed, Albert Clarence, Elmore Samuel, Daniel, Martha Jane, Amelia Alice. I am willing to exchange information.
Nancy Unkefer February 1997

CALLEN, Jane (1896) Carbon County, Nesquehenning Dist., PA
Seek burial confirmation for Mrs. Peter [Jane] Callen, died 4 Jan. 1896 at Newquehenning also for her husband Peter Callen, then living, death / burial date unknown. They emigrated from co. Carlow Ireland with family in 1850 a daughter was married in 1872 at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Mauch Chunk. Have info. on family in Ireland.
Tony Rasmussen July 1997

COLLINS, Annie E. (1859) Carbon County, East Mauch Chunk. PA
I am looking for any information on a Charles Collins born 1859, who married a Annie E. Armbruster, sometime before the 1880 census. The 1880 census states that he was a RR brskeman and that they had a son born 1879 by the name of William. They may and probably did have more children, but I have not been back to Mauch to check the rest of the census. If anyone has any knowledge of this family, please get in touch with me. Thanks, as always, in advance.
Tom Armbruster February 1997

CRAGLE, Adam (1785) Mauch Chunk, Carbon County, PA.
Researching the CRAGLE name, father Adam wife Mary GEARHARDT in the Mauch Chunk area or Lausanne Township.
Mark Cragle April 1997

CHRISTMAN, Adam D. and wife Julianna KEIPER (1836) Carbon County, Penn Forest , Christman, PA
Adam D. CHRISTMAN was born 183? in Monroe Co., PA. His parents were Solomon & Mary (KUNKLE. Adam married a Julianna KEIPER. Looking for info on any of these names. I have some baptism records from a church, a Salam U.C.C. located in Chestnuthill township, Monroe County, Their children's names: BARBARA, b.1850, MONROE, b.1852, LUCY ANNE, b.1855, SARAH, b.1857, JACKSON, b. 1858 FROEBY? b. 1860, ROBERT b, 1862, SUSAN b. 1863 OLIVER, b.1865, CAROLINE b.1867. These birth year records came from the 1870 census, Penn Forest Township, Page 10. BARBARA was my G-Grandmother and she married a Robert J. YOUNGKIN b. 1846. ADAM moved to Penn Forest, Christman, Carbon County, PA. where he raised his family and lived the rest of his life. He was a successful lumberman ,and businessman of other endeavors. I'm looking for any decendents of any of these names, for further information on these lines. The names of HAWK, BORGER, are also tied in the KEIPER line. Would like to know where my GGGrandparennts, and GGrandparents are buried. I've been told in CHRISTMAN, PA, but all inquiries to find the name of the cemeteries come up empty. Help is needed. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I'll exchange any info I have.
Connie Olson June 1997

CHRISTMAN, Martin (1861) Big Creek Valley, Carbon County, PA.
I am looking for any info on siblings or parents of MARTIN CHRISTMAN, born Aug 4 1861, died March 9, 1914. He married to MARYANNE SCHINKE and operated the Centre Hotel in Bowmanstown around 1899-1912. ? Father Stephen. I know he had 5 brothers, 3 sisters - only found Lewis of Weissport. His children: GEORGE married MARY ALICE BOWMAN; WILLIAM married SUSAN REHRIG; FREDERICK married SALLY REHRIG; ALLEN married ELSIE REINERD; HOWARD; ADDIE married BYRON SERFASS; MINNIE and our grandmother MARYELLEN CHRISTMAN married to JOHN BEHLER. I will freely exchange information.
Linda Bove August 1997

CONFER or KUNFER, etc. (Year varies) Carbon County, East Penn Twp., Mahoning, PA
This name has many variations in spelling. I am interested in finding anyone who may be researching the line of George and Elizabeth Cunfer who lived in East Penn Twp in the early 1800s. Elizabeth is reputed to have Indian ancestry which I am trying to pinpoint. Related families are: Shellhammer, Donat, Hoppes & Rabenold.
Patricia Shirock July 1997

CROSSEN, Patrick (1853) Mauch Chuck, PA
I am looking for information on The Pat Crosse/an Family. Pat came to the USA in abt 1850 with sons Pat, Phillip( and possibly Hugh and James) with daughters (Susez). They stayed in Mauch Chuck for period of time with sons Pat and Phillip moving to Ridgeway, Wisconsin. They came from Cavan County, Drumgoon Parish, Ireland. No mention is made of the mother Ane Nealan. I would like informationon the Crossen who stayed in Mauch Chuck area.
Patrick H Crossen January 1997

DARODA, Nello (Year uncertain) Summit Hill, Carbon County, PA
LT Nello DARODA was killed in a USAF airplane accident around 1952 or 1953. The accident happened in Virginia. Anyone knowing of this accident please email me.
Joe Bimler September 1997

DAVIDSON, Robert Crookston (1904) Carbon County, Lansford, PA
Robert Crookston Davidson came from Hamilton,Scotland through Ellis Island in 1904 with brother-in-law John Gardiner, from Clackmannon, Scotland. Robert was a coal miner. His parents-Euphemia Kirk Crookston and William Donaldson Davidson. Davidson family settled in Lansford, PA, Springfield, Illinois, and St. Catherine's, Ontario, Canada. Robert was one of 14 children, 10 of who survived. His wife was Catherine Paterson Gardiner. My grandfather was William D. Davidson, a fire boss in the No. 9 mine. Willing to exchange information.
Debbie Davidson Budd June 1997

DERR, Amos (1818) Weatherly, Carbon County, PA
Seeking any additional information on this Weatherly family. Amos DERR (1818-1870) married Julia Ann. Both are buried in the Union Cemetery in Weatherly. Children: 1) Paul DERR (1836-?) married Fannie LEMON. 2) Mary Ann DERR (1838-1913) married James REED. 3) Isabella DERR (1842-?). 4) Obediah DERR (1842-1916) married Elizabeth. 5) Julia DERR (1846-?). 6) Catherine(Kate) DERR (1848-?) married John F WEST. 7) John DERR (1850-?) 8) Sally DERR (1852-?) 8) Alice J DERR (1860-1888) married Frank L REBER. I would love to find someone with info on their ancestors and descendants.
David Reed May 1997

DRIESBACH, Lloyd (Year uncertain) Carbon County , Summit Hill, PA
I am looking for information on my grandfather and his family. From the information I already have he was born May 11, 1917 to Oliver and Dilla (Haldeman)Driesbach. Oliver and Dilla were both from Summit Hill at the time, but they were both born in New Mahoning. He married my grtandmother Elizabeth (Higgins) Driesbach on December 25, 1941. The only other information I have on my grandfather is that he possibly died in December of 1979. ( I have no proof of this though). I would greatly appreciate any help in locating any information or relatives of my grandfathers or info on my great grandparents. My snail mail address is Kim (Driesbach) Keys; 213 North Avenue, Jim Thorpe,PA. 18229 (until Aug 26th). After Aug. 26th it will be 208 East Hazzard Street Summit Hill, PA. 18250
Kimberley Driesbach Keys July 1997

Married Elnora J. Hall from Treichlers, PA. Had children: Leda, Howard, Ruth, Winfield, Samuel. Divorced at some point and some kids took different names, e.g. Howard HALL, Winfield HAHN, not sure of Leda and Ruth. Last son: Samuel David ENGLER (Born October 24, 1896 in Mauch Chunk) retained his name and was my grandfather. Samuel married Eva Margaret WALK (Born March 20, 1902 in Aquashicola, PA) and at some point moved to Palmerton, PA where they had children and he died in 1960. I have heard John J. ENGLER moved to New England after the divorce, remarried, and had an entire new family. I do not know when this occurred, but am interested in any information on him, his ancestry, or his subsequent descendants (or on any others listed here).
Brian D. Engler January 1997

FELTER, Anthony (1800's) Carbon County, Lausanne Twp., PA.
Seeking information on Anthony Felter, Zacharia Felter noted on census of 1870. Any information on the Felter family of this area would be appreciated.
Frances Rouse February 1997

FREEBY, Christian (1824) Carbon County
Looking for descendants of Christian and Janetta Decker. He is buried near the main gate of the Copley Cemetery. He was a veteran of the Civil War. Christian was my great grandfather's brother. Christian (Jan., 24, 1824--circa 1890 in Lehigh Cty.) Marriage was July 1848. Christian's children: Anna Maria, Elizabeth, Alice M., Christian, Missouri, Janetta, and Elmira.
Carolyn (Zimmerman) John March 1997

FRIMAN, Sarah (1828) Carbon County, PA.
I am interested in any information on the FRIMAN Family of Carbon County. My GG Grandmother Sarah Friman was born July 28, 1828 (place unknown) and was said to be of Carbon County. She married Asa FISH (b. Sept. 25 1812, Groton CT.) Married Sept. 4, 1848. Asa was employed as a carpenter at Mauch Chunk, when a young man. He was in the U.S. construction corps during the Civil War. They lived and raised a large family in Brooklyn, Susquehanna County PA. Any FRIMAN help would be most appreciated.
George Morris February 1997

FUER or FUHR or FEHR, Johann (1771) Carbon County, PA
Searching for anyone connected or having any info, no matter how scant, on the FUER, FEHR, FUHR, FUHRER, FOOR's of Carbon Co PA especially that of Johann and Juliana FUER who had a child baptised 1805 at Ben Salem Union Church in East Penn Twp. Sponsors to the bap. were Andreas (and Eva Greta?) FELLER(s) who may be related. Johann and family went to Fairfield Co OH bef 1820.
Shelly July 1997

GERBER, Robert (Date uncertain) Sumitt Hill, PA
Seeking info on any relitives of Robert Gerber. He was married to Anna Hontz and they had three sons Robert, Walter, and Paul. Any info will be helpful. Also his father was Alou Gerber.
Karl Gerber May 1997

GETZINGER, Charles (1870) Carbon County, E. Mauch Chunk Twp., PA.
I am searching for any information on Charles GETZINGER who is listed on the 1870 census for E. Mauch Chunk Twp, Carbon County, PA. According to the History of Carbon County, Charles was an operator of a Hotel there, name unknown. His wife's name was Mary ____? They had 8 or 10 children of which John was the oldest, 21. My grandmother Anna E GETZINGER was 10 yrs old at this time. In or around 1880 she married Henry G. WEIDAW who worked for the Lehigh Valley Railroad. I would like any info on Charles' children, Anna's marriage to Henry and any info on the death and whereabouts of Charles and wife Mary. Please, if anyone has church records or cemetery records, could they please check out the Getzinger and WEIDAW names for this area or anywhere in Carbon County. Thank you.
Laura M. Kough January 1997

GORMLEY, Joseph (1860) Carbon County, Summit Hill, PA
Looking for links to Joseph GORMLEY, b 1790 in County Londonderry and his wife, Margaret Montgomery b 1800 in County Londonderry and their children Smith b 1824, Letitia (Wallace) b 1827, James b 1832, Margaret (Bazley) b 1835, Joseph b 1836, Matilda (Boyd) b 1836 and Robert b 1838 all in County Londonderry and Jane b 1841, John b 1843 and William b1847 all in PA. The family came to Summit Hill, Carbon County in 1838 and lived there into the 1920's.
Kay Hogan Torpey May 1997

GOSSER, Jacob Horace (1878) Carbon County, Mauch Chunk, PA.
Seeking the parents of JACOB HORACE GOSSER born 1878 in Mauch Chunk, died 7-28-56 in Philadelphia, PA. His death certificate identifies his father as William Gosser, but another source (his grandson) disagrees with that name. Jacob married Grace Hart (dau. of Samuel Hart and Frances R(A)ymond of Frankford, Phila., PA). I believe they were Presbyterian. He was a merchant who had a wholesale produce business on Dock Street in Philadelphia in the early part of the century. Legend has it that Jacob's mother could pow-wow to stop the flow of blood so I suspect they were PA. Dutch. I would greatly appreciate any information on the Gosser family.
Christine E. Johnson March 1997

GRIFFITHS, Noah (1831) Carbon County, Summit Hill, PA
Seeking information on the parents and children of Noah Griffiths, born 1831 in Wales, died 1899 in Summit Hill. Spouse Ann Williams. I have information to freely exchange.
Cary Rush March 1997

HANCOCK, Elizabeth (1832) Mauch Chunk, PA
Searching for information on HANCOCK family - Thomas HANCOCK, born 24 Nov. 1789, wife: Eleanor OWEN, born May 29, 1795; daughter Elizabeth, born Aug. 20, 1832 died in Mauch Chunk, PA. on Aug. 20, 1895. Any information on this family will be appreciated.
Josephine Stocker May 1997

HASCIN, John (1800's or early 1900's) Carbon County, Jim Thorpe, PA.
Looking for information on John David Hascin and wife Anna Soltis Hascin, both born in Europe, possibly Austria or Germany. Dates of birth unknown but dates of death for John are February 1948 and for Anna 1951/1952. Had eight children: John, Anna, Susan, Helen, Andrew, Mary, Michael and Emery.
Sue Roecker March 1997

HEYDT, Mathias or Mathew (1850) Carbon County, Upper Towensing, Franklin, PA
Seeking descendants of Matthias/Mathew HEYDT, [Hate in 1850 census Up Towensing] 1860 Franklin Twp (b 1805, d 1879) where? Cannot locate in 1870 census. Wife Mary/Maria Quinlan. Who were Mary's parents? Children Joel b 1828, Caroline, Gideon, Lydia, Polly, Sarah, Jonas. Where did family go? Were Matthias' parents George Heydt and Elizabeth Muthart of Berks Co, District Twp? Joel, bap 6 June 1828 Hill Church, Pike Twp, Berks Co, PA. Joel m Susan Laury d/o John and Magdalena Kuhns Laury. Joel is listed in 1870 census of Schuykill Co had Hector, Richard, Rosswell, Sallie, and Jesse/William. Hector went to Kansas, then NM. What happened to others? Wish to exchange info on any portion of this family.
Pat Heydt May 1997

HIGHLAND, Charles (1864) Nesquehoning, PA
I am looking for information on my g-grandfather. He was married to Emme E. (GRAVIR?) HIGHLAND 1866-1938. Had 13 children. Albert HIGHLAND was my grandfather. They lived in the NESQUEHONIG area in the early 1900's-1930's.
Wendy D. Preisach July 1997

HONTZ, Leonard (1792) Carbon County, Mahoning Twp., PA
I am researching the family connection of Leonard HONTZ. He appears on the 1850 and 1860 census reports as being 60 and 68 respectivly. He was married to a Barbara and had five children: William, Nathan, Wilson, Louisa and Amanda. Louisa married a Nero Weiss sometime between 1850 and 1860. Leonard had 3 brothers: Daniel, Jacob and Jonas. Any information that you can give me regarding these people would be appreciated. There may be reason to believe that they descended from John Jacob HONTZ. A previous spelling of the name could have been HANNS or HANS.
Ralph Fritz, Jr. January 1997

JONES, John Y. (Year uncertain) Lansford, Carbon County, PA.
Would like to hear from anyone with info. regards to John Y. JONES and his wife Jane Ellis EVANS. They were from Wales (town unknown). Their children were: Priscilla; Kathryn m. Nathan DRUMHELLER; Blodwyn m. Thomas MITCHELL; Sara m. Walter CLAMPFFER; Jennifer m. _____VANDERMARK; Mary m. Frank ROBERTS; Robert m. Annie LEWIS; Angie; John Y, Jr. m. Cora HOUGH. John Sr. was a coal miner and worked for the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Co.
Millie Lewis April 1997

JONES, Sylvanus (1849) Location unknown
Sylvanus Jones was originally married to Amelia Ruppert in Berks County, PA. They had one child--Sylvester. They divorced, and Sylvanus moved to the "coal regions" of PA. He settled in Weatherly where he remarried. He died in 1927 and is buried in Union Cemetery--Weatherly. Any info. about him would be greatly appreciated.
Patricia "Jones" Pointer July 1997

JONES, William A. (1835) Mauch Chunk, Carbon County, PA
Seeking info on William Jones and family. Wife was possibly Catherine. Son, John H. born about 1837 in Mauch Chunk. Daughter, Martha, born 31 Jan 1839. She married Daniel Culver Tubbs 9 Mar 1856. Will share.
Thomas W. Sharpless April 1997

KIBLER, George (1758) Carbon County, Towamensing, PA.
Seeking the death date and burial location of George Kibler. He died after 1822. Wife Elisabeth Walter or Walder. Children: Johann J., Johann P., Peter, Dorothea, Maria, Elisabeth, Lydia, Henry, Jonathan, and Susanna. Last found in the Federal Census of 1820 Towamensing Township, Carbon Co., PA.
Shirley Arendt June 1997

KIBLER, Jonathan (1803) Carbon County, Towamensing, PA.
Seeking the death date and burial location of Jonathan Kibler b. 1803. He married Hannah Savitz 09 May 1829 Northampton Co., PA. Children Matilda, Abraham, John, Serenna (Sarah Ann), Reuben, Emanuel, Mary, Eleana, George, Caroline, Levi and Phineas. Jonathan Kibler was last found in the 1860 cenus Upper Towamensing Township, Carbon Co., PA. age 58.
Shirley Arendt June 1997

LAROSE, David (1823) Carbon County, Weissport, PA
Looking for any information on David LaRose family. He was born in Canada in 1820 and immigrated to the USA in 1823, died in Weissport in 1900. Who were his parents? What did he do? The only child I have found is Thomas b. 5 Aug 1857,died 30 Nov 1924, were there others? David married Elizabeth Ziegenfus 1823-1900, daughter of John and Susan b. 1790's. When and where did they get married? Always willing to share whatever information that I have. Thanks for any inputs.
Bob Granata July 1997

LENTZ, Jefferson (1880) Carbon County, Rockport, PA.
Searching Jefferson Lentz married Emma Horn of Rockport Pennsylvania in 1880. They had two sons, Vincent in 1881 and Harry in 1882.
Vince Lentz February 1997

LILLEY, William (1842) Carbon County, PA
I am looking for information on William Lilley (d.1916) and his wife Eliza Babb (Bobb) born in 1845 died in 1929. William was supposed to have worked in the Allison Foundry in Carbon County. They lived in Port Carbon or Palo Alto, PA. Eliza had a child (daughter) before her marriage to William. They had three sons: William, Albertus, Harry and one daughter, Ida. I am also looking for the parents of William Lilley and Eliza Babb Lilley.
Ann Lilley Cassel January 1997

McCAFFERTY or McCAFFREY, Rose (1800's) Carbon County, Lansford, PA
Looking for information on Rose McCafferty or McCaffrey who was born in Ireland about 1835. She married Patrick Brislin - children were: Michael, Mary, Ellen, Phillip and Rose. She may be fron the family who owned the Eagle Hotel in Summit Hill. She eventually lived on Ridge Street in Lansford, PA. Mary married Alexander Campbell and Ellen married Daniel Dorrian. Will be glad to share information.
Phylis Heller April 1997

McHUGH or GALLAGHER or KENNEDY or BRENNAN (Year varies) Summit Hill, Carbon County, PA.
If anyone is searching these families from Summit Hill, I would like to get in contact. Charles and Susan (Gallagher) McHugh came to Summit Hill about 1849 from Donegal. Dennis and Mary (Brennan) Kennedy -- or at least Dennis, Mary may have died in Ireland, came to Summit Hill from Port Carbon. The dau. of Dennis, Nancy Kennedy, married first James Tee and second, Dennis McHugh, son of Charles.
Patricia Shirock July 1997

McLEAN, Daniel (1842) Carbon Co., PA.
Re family data: James McLEAN came to Carbon and or Schuylkill Cos. in 1832. Sometime after(abt.1842 his father, Daniel, and his brother, Daniel came over from N.Ireland to mine also. Daniel Jr. md Elizabeth BREWSTER, whom he met on the boat along with her father "Mr.BREWSTER". They had four sons, all born in Mauch Chunk:James and Samuel,farmers,John,a shoolteacher who died, and Daniel, who became a doctor. Daniel Jr. and family all moved to Berks Co. Does anyone have info on either of these two families? There was also a brother to James and Daniel who was a doctor (H. D. McLEAN). My snail mail address: PO Box 117, Brooks, GA 30205
Charmaine R. Holley July 1997

McNELIS, Patrick (1800's) Carbon County, Summit Hill, PA
Looking for information about Patrick McNelis b.abt 1825 in Ireland, County Donegal. Married Susan Carbon in Summit Hill, PA. The first time he appears in the census is in 1850 living as a boarder. He was in his twenties then. Does anyone know of any other McNelis siblings that may have come with him from Ireland - or - how he got here? He may have died in about 1897. I'm willing to exchange information.
Phylis Heller April 1997

McGEEHAN, Thomas (1830-1900) Summit Hill, Carbon County, PA
Seeking information concerning THOMAS McGEEHAN (c. 1830-1900), a carpenter from Ireland. He and his wife Mary BURNS (BYRNES?) (c. 1838-1900) and children Catherine (c. 1848-?) Mary Ann (c. 1850-?), John (c. 1852-?) and Kate (c. 1854-?) arrived in America around 1854-58. First resided in Summit Hill, where Margaret (1858-1915) and Patrick (1860-1918) are born. The family moved on to Hazelton, Luzerne County, PA, where Ellen (1866-?) and Theresa (1868-1951) are born. Also seeking family information on HUGH McGEEHAN of Summit Hill, Carbon County, PA, who was convicted and hung in 1877 for the Molly Maguire murder of Officer Benjamin Yost.
Dan McGeehan January 1997

McLEAN brothers (James, Daniel, H.D., etc) (1832) Carbon Co., Mauch Chunk Twnshp, PA
James McLEAN and others came over from N. Ireland abt 1832. Several years later (approx 8) his brother Daniel and others also came over. Daniel b. 1812 (N.Ireland) met Elizabeth Ann BREWSTER(daughter of "Mr." BREWSTER) on board ship and md her abt 1842. They had four sons in Mauch Chunk before they moved several years later to Berks County. I really need help with these ancestors of my husbands mother. I am used to doing "Southern research" and this is an adventure into the "North".
Charmaine Riley HOLLEY; snail mail PO Box 117, Brooks, GA 30205
C. R. HOLLEY July 1997

MILLER, Charles Elvin (1845) Rockport, Carbon County, PA
Seeking information on the parents and children of Charles Elvin MILLER, born 1845/46 in Rockport, Carbon County, PA. Charles' wife's name was Sophia FRY(E). At some point he moved to Briggsville, Luzerne County, PA where he owned a farm and at least one of his children, Nora Mae (born 1876), was born. His older children, James, Lou and Will may have been born in either Carbon County or Luzerne County. James had a daughter, Mary. Any help would be appreciated and I will gladly share what information I have.
Roxanne Eckenrode February 1997

MONDEL, Michael (1900) Cabon, Beaver Meadows, PA.
Seeking information on my great grandfather, Michael MONDEL, who was born in 1860 in Austria-Hungray. Immigrated to the U.S. in 1885. Married Anna NOVAK on February 11, 1890. Drove for coal mines in Luzerne in 1910. Buried @ SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Carbon, Beaver Meadows. Children: John, Andrew, Joe, Peter, George, Steve and Michael.
Mary Mondell White April 1997

MURRAY, William Lewis (1795) Carbon County, PA.
Seeking the parents of MURRAY ancestor born 1795, died Oct 14, 1853. Married Elinor Piper, born 1795 in NY, died Aug 17, 1882 in Meigs Co., Ohio. Children were Sarah Elizabeth, Rachel P., Benjamin, Charles F., Eliza Jane, William Lewis.
Hily (Murray) Richards April 1997

NATTRESS, Nathan (1870) Carbon County, Audenried, PA
Wife: Catherine, Children: Sarah Ann, William, David, Isabell, Nathan. Nathan Sr. born England. Seek information on birthplace/parents of Nathan Sr. maiden name/parents of wife descendants of any of the children. May be able to provide information re William's descendants.
Bob Ahrens June 1997

O'DONNELL, Condy (1895) Rockport, Carbon County, PA.
Searching for Condy O'donnell married Emma Horn in 1895 in Rockport, Carbon County, PA.
Vince Lentz May 1997

OLEXY, Peter (1930) Lansford, Carbon County, PA
I am looking for information on the surname OLEXY. The name was originally OLEKSY. Thomas Oleksy (1879-1946) came to the United States around 1900. He married Mary Trojan (1882-1931) and they settled in Lansford, PA. Thomas was a coal miner. Peter Thomas (1914-1992) was their oldest son. He was a great cross country and track runner in Lansford as well as at Penn State Univ. I am seeking ANY information about this family, including siblings.
Jennifer Olexy February 1997

PACKER or PACKARD, Lucinda (1844) PA
Trying to find a Lucinda or Lucy Packer born 1844 PA. She married John/James Phillips probably in PA abt 1860. I only know of 1 son, James Phillips born 3 Mar 1864 in McKeesport Allegheny County, PA. Family legend says she was disowned by her wealthy family for remarrying to an ABRAHAM BATH in Fulton Co IL in April 1867, when she took James with her. She had a child with him in June of 1867. This may be why. I have researched the ASA PACKER family but can't seem to find a Lucy without a documented husband in that line. Have also checked many PA 1850/60 census but only found a Samuel Packer with daughter Lucy born 1844 that moved to MI abt 1850's. (Not my Lucy). Don't know if James' father, John died in the Civil War or what. Will share much info on desc. of James Philips/Anna Miller Williams (who spoke Welsh).
Marilyn Light February 1997

PRUTZMAN, Lavina (1845) Carbon County, White Haven, PA
Lavina Prutzman born 1826, looking for parents and siblings. She married Antoine or Anthony Felder/Felter, also known as John Anthony Felter/Felder. circa 184? they lived in the white Haven area of Carbon Cty. Children were Zachariah, Isabelle, Emma, Austin James married Catharine Conahan, John Franklin, Samuel married Ellen Shaeffer. Any information would be appreciated. I am willing to exchange any information.
Frances Rouse September 1997

PRUTZMAN, Zacariah Carbon County, East White Haven, PA
Looking for possible burial place of Zacariah Prutzman who lived in the Lehigh Tannery area for many years. His son Edward remained in the White Haven area and married Emma Starner. Would like any information on Prutzman family and/or Prutzman School.
Patti Stafford January 1997

RAYNOCK, Mary (1888) Carbon County, Tresckow, PA
Need parents and siblings of Mary RAYNOCK. Mary was born 23 DEC 1888 and died Jul 1965, locations unknown. Mary married Michael MEHALKO, date & location unknown. At least two of their 6 children were born in Tresckow, Carbon, PA. Need dates and locations, and articles/documents of birth/death on all children: 1) Anna m. Jay RUSNOCK 2) Steven 3) John d. about 1986 4) Joseph 5) Margret b. 6 OCT 1919 d. 17 APR 1997 m. Michael KOKINDA 6) Helen b. 10 MAR 1925 m. George CHAKURDA. I'm willing to exchange information, or trade for research in Virginia.
Carol Jones Chakurda September 1997

REHRIG, unknown (1800's) Big Creek, More Township
I am looking for information on a REHRIG Family who lived in/near a place called Big Creek in(?) More Township. Also neighboring families named LUTZ/LUTSE and GOSSER/GOSSERD. Circa 1878. Any information about this area and its people would be greatly appreciated. It does not have to include these families directly. I would like to know what churches and cemeteries are nearby. I am specifically searching for a REHRIG who married a William GOSSER around 1870.
Christine E. Johnson July 1997

REIMILLER, Nicholas (1850) Carbon County, Banks, PA
Looking for anyone researching the REIMILLER family. They moved to Beaver eadows, Banks Twp, Carbon Co., PA. in 1841, raised 5 children: GEORGE REIMILLER m SARAH ?; JOHN REIMILLER m ?; ANTHONY REIMILLER m ELIZABETH JENKINS; CHRISTINA REIMILLER m J.G.SEAGER; CATHERINE REIMILLER m GEORGE BIRD; WILLIAM McCLAIN, ABRAHAM VANHORN. I'd be glad to share any info I have.
Marie Reimiller June 1997

RODGERS, James K. (1870) Carbon County, Lehighton, PA
My G-grandma was Myrtle Lavina Rodgers b. 12 Sep 1889, d. 12 Sep 1957. She was born and raised in/near Lehighton, PA. Her parents were John RODGERS b. Jul 1847 in New York, d. 20 Jan 1902 in Lehighton, PA, and married around 1875 to Tillarey HILLIARD b. 15 Jul 1853, d. 14 May 1925 in Lehighton, PA. I am told that they owned a store and saw pictures of the family in front of one. Also I was told that they donated the land for the park at 7th St in Lehighton. How can I find out if this is accurate and get any other info on the family? Myrtle Rodgers siblings were Edward 1876, Sarah 1892, Harry 1886, Emma 1885, William 1882, Annie 1880 and John 1873.
Bob Granata July 1997

ROSE Family (1900) Nesquehoning Area, Carbon County, PA.
Looking for information on the Rose family. They came from Italy around the year 1900. My great grandmother was Maria Rose. She had at least one brother Andrew. I do not know their parent's names. I have family members still living that told me the Rose family was in Nesquehoning. The name was originally Russo, LaRosa or LaRose, but they changed it to Rose when they arrived in America. I would greatly appreciate any information.
Tina Fiorani April 1997

SCHAICH, Phillip (1858) Carbon County, Weatherly, PA
Looking for information on the Schaich family. Phillip Schaich married Laura Kleckner. Phillip had been born in Schuylkill Co., but the family lived in Weatherly around 1886 when a daughter Anna Isabelle was born. They later moved back to Schuylkill County (Tamaqua). Phillip was a butcher. They had four daughters. Phillip's father, Thomas, had been born in Germany. Would be happy to share information that I have.
Phylis Heller
July 1997

SMITH, August (1838) Carbon County, Mauch Chunk, PA.
SMITH, August: born 1838 died after 1919, married Elizabeth SCHLEY, children Louisa, August, Elizabeth, and Henry. Louisa married Warren WILDONER (2 children Vance and Mildred) worked for Lehigh High RR and Central RR of New Jersey. August (Gus) moved to Allentown, PA (had two children). Elizabeth married James BUCKLEY (had five children) moved to Scranton, PA. Henry (My great grandfather) born 1871 and died 1957, married (1898) Mamie MAHONEY, had one daugher Elizabeth Katherine born 1899 who married Lyle FOUSE in CO. I'm looking for any information on August Sr., his wife Elizabeth and the three older children and their decendents. If you are interested in Henry please contact me.
Kevin O'Brien February 1997

SNYDER, Jacob (1760) Carbon Co., Lower Towamensing Township
Would like information on Jacob Snyder (1760-1831) who in 1793 married Anna Maria Bowman (b.1786). Jacob operated a grist and sawmill on the Aquashicola Creek. In particular I need to know about his son Daniel and his family. Was Daniel the father of Eliza, Caroline, Sarah and John Snyder?
Jack Sterling August 1997

SNYDER, Jacob (1910) Carbon County, Jim Thorpe, PA
Jacob "Jake" Snyder of Mauch Chunk married to Caroline Eckrode of Lansford, with several children: William (lived in Lansford), Sally (married Edgar Steirgerwalt of Leighton), Louis, Nathan (later named Nathan Mantz), Charles Alfred (later known as George Mason), Kate (married a Xander), and Maria. Caroline died 1910. Jacob Snyder later married Laura Hontz with two additional children: Bertine and Samuel Snyder. Jacob severely injured in a mine explosion. Any information appreciated.
Col. Louis Mason June 1997

STEIGERWALT, Sally (1970) Carbon County, Lehighton, PA
Married to Edgar Steigerwalt. Sally was former Sally Snyder, daughter of Jacob and Caroline Snyder. Born circa 1900. One known child, Calvin, who lived in New Jersey. Edgar Steigerwalt lifelong railroad employee in Leighton. Seeking relatives who know lineage of Sally Steigerwalt.
Louis Mason July 1997

STERMER, John (1800's) Pennsylvania
Please contact me if you have any STERMER info. My GG-grandfather was JOHN STERMER, who came from Germany. He married Harriet BUTLER before 1872. They had children John Ernest, William, Hattie, Katherine, Albert, and Ivy.
Jessie Blalock February 1997

STEVENTON , John (1890) Carbon County, Nesquehoning, PA
I need info to start ancestrial search.
John Steventon March 1997

STROUP or STRAUP, David (1804) Carbon County, Lower Towamensing Twp. PA
Seeking any info on David STROUP born abt. 1804 probably in Bucks County, married Mary (Maria) OLEWEIN on 3 Dec. 1822 in Towamensing Twp. Had 8 children that I know of and trying to prove Catherine STROUP (m. Monroe SCHONBERGER of Lower Towamensing Twp., then Slatington, PA) is another daughter. I believe Mary's parents are George (d. abt. 1832) and Suzanna (?) OLENWEIN (b. abt. 1779). Would also appreciate any information on STROUP & OLEWEIN surnames in Carbon County. Willing to share my research.
Sue Bosevich April 1997

THOMAS, Mary (1800's-1900's) Carbon County, Nesquehoning, PA
I am seeking information about Mary Thomas Callen, mother of John Morgan Callen (died 2 April 1925), and paternal grandmother of my maternal grandmother, Marguerite Celestine Kittle (nee Callen) who wa born in Nesquehoning 18 Sep 1902. Mary Thomas Callen also ha a daughter, Mammie or Mamie McGinley (nee Callen).
John F. Foray July 1997

WEIDA or WEIDAW or WEIDO, Daniel (1849) Carbon County, PA.
I am searching for any information on Daniel WEIDAW who married Julia SHULTZ in June 1849 in Carbon PA. They were my great grandparents. Their son Henry G. WEIDAW was born in WILKESBARRE/SCRANTON area in 1860. I have no record of his birth there, only a statement on his death certificate. I am looking for anyone that has resourses for that area and time to find the exact date and also the names of the 4 brothers and 1 sister of Henry. On the 1910 census there is a MRS. Daniel WEIDO listed as living as a boarder there. I would appreciate any help on these families.
Laura Kough March 1997

WEINLAND, Robert Abraham (1820) Lehighton?, PA.
Married to Matilda Sauerwein on February 8, 1852 at the Ebenezer Church of the Evangelical Association in Weissport by Rev. George T. Haines. Believe him to be descended from either Abraham Weinland (b. 1/21/1787, d. 5/16/1838) or Christian Boemper Weinland (b.10/4/1792, d.9/3/1852). Assume born around 1820. Any information on origin of Robert is appreciated.
William E. Buss March 1997

WETZEL, Johannes (1777) Carbon County, Packer Township, Weatherly, PA
In Hudsondale area of Packer Twp: Johannes (born 1777 - died 1855) and wife Catherine, nee Hinkle (born 1788 - died 1866) daughter Mary/Mariah (born 1829 died 1911). Would like to know Johannes' parents, etc. Mary had a son (Valentine Witner) in 1848 later married Charles Keiper.
Maria Hydock January 1997

WILDFANG, Johannes and Elizabeth (1730's) Carbon County, PA.
Seeking information on the Wildfang, Wilfong family of PA. from the era of 1730's. Some on the St. Andrew's boat of Philadelphia on September, 1734. Some ancestors in NC, WV, Canada, and throughout the USA. One source has them from Bohemia. They were considered German in Canada when they arrived in 1802 from PA. They left NC in 1796, my branch only. I am willing to share information.
Maurice Robinson January 1997

WITNER, Valentine (1848) Carbon County, Packer Township, Weatherly, PA.
In Hudsondale area of Packer Twp: Valentine was the son of Samuel and Mary (Mariah), nee Wetzel, Witner. Valentine's wife was Catherine, nee Romig, of the same area. The only information sought at this time is regarding Samuel (birth/death/location). Already have census information from 1860 and 1880 regarding Valentine. The 1850 Luzerne Co. census lists a Samuel Witner as a hotel resident, but no connection can be made. Also looking for information regarding Mary's parents: Johannes and Catherine (Hinkle) Wetzel, also of Packer Twp.
Maria Hydock
January 1997

ZIEGENFUS, John (1790) Carbon County, PA
Looking for any information on John Ziegenfus (1790-1870) Who were his parents? What did he do? The only child I have found is Elizabeth Ziegenfus 1823-1900, daughter of John and Susan(1793-1881). When and where did they get married? Always willing to share whatever information that I have. Thanks for any inputs.
Bob Granata
July 1997

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