Wayne County Surname Queries

In addition to the RootsWeb & Genforum Message Boards, I find it useful to keep surname queries on the county pages - so send yours in and I will get them posted here!

Please send to lblumb@gmail.com with Wayne County Query in subject line.

SURNAME Date Submitted Submitter Query


09 Mar 2012

Sally Chirlin

I'm researching the combined lines of Rutledge and Abraham. Clara Rutledge married Addison Abraham who were parents of Emma, Arthur, and Dwayne. Clara Rutledge was b. Sep. 1875, Addison Abraham b. July 1860, Emma b. June 1893, Arthur b. Sep. 1895, Dwayne b. Dec. 1898.    They all lived in Damascus, Wayne Co., PA. I'd like to know when any or all of these people died and where they are buried. 


27 Apr 2010

Brenda Green

I am looking for information on Maud Jessie Alberty or her husband Ed Ellsworth Ward, my great grandparents.  They lived in Honesdale and Oregon Township.  Ed died Jan 31, 1948 in Honesdale.  I don't know when Maud died although her daughter Mae VanVorst died in 1949 and she was living in Honesdale at that time.  Maud's father was Nelson Alberty of Honesdale area also.  Any help on these Ward or Alberty families is appreciated.


04 Mar 2010

Gary A. Beam

Am looking to establish contact with any/all family of Elnora Beam (born c. 1914 - 1934 - graduate of Waymart H.S.) for purposes of sharing BEAM family information. I have a fair of amount of information regarding Elnora's ancestors back to c. 1800. Please feel free to reply via email.


26 Aug 2008

Arden Regnier



09 Mar 2012


I am looking for any information for Philip Beeler born in Honesdale in 1852 approx in April and his brother, William F Beeler also born in Honesdale in 1855 approx August 18th. Their parents were Philip Beeler Sr born in Baden Germany in 1825 and Christina (maiden name Scheffers) born in 1825 in Baden Germany.  I would appreciate any information


12 Nov 2010

Jerry D. Burgess

Samuel L. Campfield met and married Sarah Anne Smith there. They had at least one child; Samuel S. Campfield. (I am not sure how an Abraham Campfield is related. Brother or Uncle. For some reason or another once my GG-Grandfather Samuel S. moved to Nebraska after the Civil war he changed the spelling of his name from Campfield to Canfield. Anyway, I was hoping to learn possibly any information more family information.


30 Nov 2009

Tami Smith

I think their buried in Hamlin Cemetery, Salem twp; Pa.  Her maiden name was Leola Hartford b-? /d-19, Feb.1924, she married Vernon Carey b-29, Aug.1889 Madisonville Pa. d-31 Dec.1967 he's was a veteran. They had 3 daughters, The 3rd was the cause of her death.  I think her father was George and mother was Edith, and I also know she had a brother.
Vernon Carey's parents were Sam and Edith (Chambers) I'm pretty sure they lived in the Moscow area, but were buried in Hamlin.


09 Jun 2011

Marlene Maxwell

I'm researching Abram Cramer who is listed in census 1800 & 1810.  His wife was Anna Miller and they were supposedly buried at Mt. Pleasant Methodist church cem. which doesn't exist anymore.  He was b. abt. 1750 in Monmouth County NJ and d.bef. 1820 because he is not listed in the 1820 census.  Anna was b. 1743 in Monmouth Co., NJ and d. May 1813 in Wayne Co., PA.  A family history on Ancestry.com states that he helped set up a Methodist Church at Mt. Pleasant.  They had sons: Abraham d.1848  Morris Co., NJ;  Enos  d. 1831 Wayne, PA;  Richard, d. 1844 Clark, Ohio; &  Adon d. 1859 Susquehanna PA.  One daughter Josephine m. Joseph Reader & d. 1802 in Wayne Co., PA.
Marlene Maxwell


17 Mar 2011

Lois Perry

I am looking to establish contact with any/all of the following families. Truman O. Daniels and Elsie (Enslin). Albert Lincoln Swingle and Geneva (Daniels) Swingle. Earl Shaffer and Wilma (Daniels) Shaffer.  My mother was Virginia Daniels. Truman and Elsie were her parents. Geneva and Wilma were her sisters.


25 Jan 2009

Paul Jenkins

I am researching numerous lines for these surnames.


24 Jan 2012

Karen S. Korte

I am looking for any information on Thomas J. Edsall b. 1871 and Zelma (Ferguson) Edsall b. 1879 m. 1904. Zelma was married before to Leon Williams in 1896. The family believes that Zelma is native Indian but I canít find her other than the 1900, 1910 and 1920 census. Thomas and Zelma had 3 children, Omah, Vermis (1920 census) and Eva Jane. Zelma and Leon had 2 children (possibly 3) James D., Harry. I am looking for any information, but I am focusing mostly on when and where Thomas and Zelma died and Zelmaís parents names.


12 Oct 2009

Ben Haass

I am looking for any information on my great, great, great, grandmother who was named Mary Anne Eley.   The only information I have is that she was born in Feb. 1815 in Wayne County, PA and that she married Caspar Rowse in 1837 in Crawford County, IA.


07 Sept 2008

Bob Phelan

I am trying to find the cemetery where Henry Ficken, nee abt Feb 1846, Germany,  and passes between 1920 and 1930 Census and his 2nd wife, Theresa Unknown Ficken, nee abt 1854, Germany, and passes between 1910 and 1920 Census.  They moved from NYC to Berlin, Wayne, PA., at the turn of the 20th Century.  He was a farmer and had a daughter, Elizabeth, nee 1884, NYC, and Henry Jr. (aka Harry), born 11 Aug 1886, NYC.  Harry marries a Rebecca abt 1904, Wayne, Pa, and is also a farmer (dairy).  He raises 3 boys, Charles born 31 May 1917 in Berlin and dies 11 Feb 2001 in White Mills, Clinton born 10 Jan 1919 in Berlin and dies 21 Aug 2000 in Hawley, and Harry born 11 Oct 1924 in Berlin and dies 15 Feb 1998 also in Hawley.  This branch of the family still has roots in Wayne for more than 100yrs. now and I would love to complete the branch with your assistance.
The above info is in my tree Popeye54 on both Ancestry and RootsWeb.


17 Mar 2011

Mrs. Dolores L. Burton

I am searching for information  on two Flynn families. They lived in Palmyra Twp. Hawley city for more than twenty years. Can not find anything except names on census.  James J. Flynn  and wife Alnn.  Their  children were *Mary, Ellen, James, Ann, Martin and John. The other family is that of John Pl. Flynn, he married Mary  Flynn, daughter of James J. Flynn. They were married at Queen of Peace and their children baptized there. Their children were Mary Helen, (who became Nun), John James, *Charles Martin, James P., Thomas Anthony,  Agnes Esther,  Harriet Irene, and Bridget Loretta.  I do not think, John P. and Mary Ann Flynn were related. I believe his parents names were Martin Flynn and Mary Cawley Flynn.


20 Aug 2011

Susen Black-Bryant

GLOWCZEWSKI-Lillian Glowczewski was my grandmother, her parents were Frank Glowczewski and Anna Kubisz.  His parents were Petrus (Peter) Glowczewski and Agnieszka Szafranski.  I am looking for information on Petrus or any other connected family member.  I have him in the 1880 census but then in the 1890  Detroit city directory his wife is listed as his widow. Their last child was born in 1886, so I can narrow it down t0 a 4 year span....help!
HOLMES 13 Oct 2014 Tom Collis Looking for information on John Holmes born about 1789 maybe in Ireland and lived in Hawley/Paupack area.  Married to Elizabeth Duffy and had 3 children that we know of, Robert born about 1849, Mary born about 1852 and Catharine born about 1851.
1860 census shows living at Paupack, Wayne County.  Would like to find other children, date of death and any information on wife, Elizabeth Duffy.


30 Oct 2011

 Linda Bronson

Im am trying to get any information regarding my Great Great Grandfather who lived in Wayne County township Buckingham about the 1870ís His name was Edward Hooftallen the name has been spelled in many different ways but one I found from 1880 had him listed as Edward Huftalen spouse Mary Henkley they had a son born in Delaney PA Oct 22, 1877 Named Elias (Alias) Hooftallen (Huftalen). I know that Elias last known to be in Potter County. I donít know if he had any other siblings. I would like to find there cemetery and any other info. I know Edward was born in New York about 1845 donít know who his parents were. I have old pictures but canít put names with the faces. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
KAGLER/KEGLAR 03 Dec 2013 Sonya Johnson Looking for information reguarding the family of Wolfgang and Elizabeth (nee Hauenstein) Kagler. Immigration info seems to point to their arrival from Germany sometime in the early 1850's, settling in Wayne County. Have not been able to pin point them until 1870 census (Clinton.)


28 Aug 2008

Rich Lancaster

Looking for obit on Hugh A Lancaster died in 1910 South Sterling, Pa ,I have no month or day in which he died found year on headstone Pine Grove Cemetery -   South Sterling, Pa.


04 Mar 2010

Cali Mills

Seeking information on the children of Martin Minor and Adelia Race Minor. Martin and Adelia lived in Scott/Wayne from 1840's until their deaths about 1890. They are buried in Hale Eddy. Their children included a son Walter (1848) Charles (1855) and possible daughters Jane,(1842), Susan (1844) and Mary (1846). Susan's married name was Randle. Charles married Nancy Schriver. Any information on any of these names would be greatly appreciated.
SCHNEIDER 27 Apr 2013 Mary Cornell I am trying to obtain information regarding my great-grandfather, Charles Schneider. He was born in Germany, but died on 2/24/1892 and is buried in Indian Orchard Cemetery in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. He was a glass cutter employed at the Dorflinger Glass Works, and died at the age of 24. I have been unable to find much information about him. His wife's name (my great-grandmother) was Cora Belle Funkhouser. His only child (my grandmother) was born several months after his death. Her name is Charlotte Belle Schneider, born 8/8/1892. My great-grandparents married in New Brighton, Beaver County, Pennsylvania in 1890, but probably lived in Texas, Wayne County, Pennsylvania at the time of his death. I am especially interested in learning the cause of his death at such a young age. Any information about them would be greatly appreciated.


25 Jan 2012

Lisa Hansen

I am looking for information on William Simpson and family who were in Wayne County from around 1848-1855 and then moved to Jackson County, Iowa. I am also looking for information on John G. Powell who was in Wayne County around the same time.


25 Aug 2008

Linda Blum-Barton

Researching all descendants of Henry Tenbus (Tenbres) & Gezina or Wilhelamina Evans - related surnames - Whitehair, Daughenbaugh, Schilling, Russell, Rocht, Grimes, Soete, Gundloch, Maloney, Connor, Schwemly


17 Nov 2008

Becky Stanton

Looking for info on a George Tuttle born about 1856 in Broome county NY died when my Grandmother was 6 monthes old that would be Sept of 1906 they were living in Sherman Pa would like to find his obit and his grave
WEAVER 27 May 2012 Lee Folino
Looking for husband(s) and info on children of Louisa Weaver nee Lustenoder. Born in Cherry Ridge on several possible dates: 16 April 1852 from tombstone in St. John's Cemetery in Honesdale, 16 April 1853 in Honesdale to 1st husband Frederick [Groshneber] from Bavaria, April 1856 in 1900 census in Honesdale. In 1900 listed as widow with 4 out of 6 living children: Laura (1881), Lula (1883) and twins Clara and Lena (1887) all born in PA. Strange citation in her mother's probate where she is listed as surname Weaver, also Weber and Haley. Death 23 Apr 1915, place unknown.


15 May 2011

Joan Akers

Searching for info on GGGrandparents. Thomas WHITE and Harriet D. (Sherwood) White. Harriet appears in 1850 census in Berlin, Wayne, PA w/her children... Curtice, Albert, Francis (male), Joseph, Flavious, Wesley, and Clarissa.  Thomas already deceased?  In 1860 census, Harriet appears as living in Hawley - married to Samuel KIMBLE and with 3 small children - James, George and Amanda/Amena? Kimble in addition to Charles F. (Flavious) White and Clarissa White, two of her children from previous marriage.  Thomas White was born in PA and lived in Milanville, Wayne, PA.  Harriet's family (SHERWOOD) and (WOOD) migrated to Damascus and other towns in Wayne County from Fairfield, CT.  I have no information about Thomas White's family.  I understand Samuel and Harriet are buried in Indian Orchard, but no other information can be found online.  What about children?  Samuel's first wife was Susan Compton.  Harriet born about 1816.  Samuel (2nd husband) born about 1800.  Thomas White ?  If anyone can provide info to me on any of these individuals, I would be grateful.
WILLIAMS 15 Dec 2012 Arthur Williams I am looking for the grave of The Rev. Gerahom Williams. He died in 1855 in Scott, Wayne county PA. Anyone seen him lately? Where can I find him?
WOODBRIDGE 29 Dec 2012 Christy Scott Researching Woodbridge

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