Archive: Posted Queries for September 1999

WENDLING, WENTLING posted by Dolores Wentling on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Looking for any information on WENDLING in Berks County. Brothers Henry, Sebastian and Simon settled in Longswamp and Hereford Twps. in early 1800s.
I am willing to share info.

NOONAN posted by Shawn Clark on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

I'm looking for information on a Jeremiah Noonan who lived in Reading, Pennsylvania during the mid to late 1800s. He was described as an old man in 1890 on a Civil War pension claim form which his brother, Daniel Noonan was submitting. I don't know when Jeremiah was born but his brother was born in 1835 in County Cork, Ireland. Jeremiah and Daniel both came to the United States around 1847 during the Great Potato Famine in Ireland. They were employed in railroading. In 1857, Daniel Noonan left Reading to work on a steamboat in the southern United States. When the Civil War began he returned to Pennsylvania and joined the Union Army. Afterwards, he moved to Altoona, Pennsylvania and married Rose Clark. I would appreciate any information!

KINDER posted by James Kinder on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Looking for any KINDER immigrating from Holland in the mid 1700's. George KINDER with wife Barbara (German) supposedly settled in Berks Co. before moving to Washington Co. ,Pa. May have had brothers with him.

BROWN, DEHART posted by Candi Moro on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

I am seeking all information on Jacob Brown born in Scotland in 1757, served in the Revolution, and died in Reading in 1842. His daughter, Catherine, was married to Thomas DeHart in Berks County. I seek all info on DeHart and Brown.

FLOTO, HEINE posted by Barbara Heine on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Looking for relatives of the FLOTO and HEINE families. The Heine's came from Buhne Germany to Berk's Co.

HAHN posted by Mary Elaine Crow on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Looing for information on HENRY HAHN JR. of Capt. Crouse's Co. Third Battalion 1777&1778. Where do I go to find this information. Thanks!

HAHN, MILLER posted by Richard on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

HAHN Henry Jr. 1777-8 Capt Christian Crouse's Reading Co-- Publications of the PA Archives Series 6 Vol 3
HAHN Henry, Jr d 14Oct1843 buried Neversink
HAHN Henry, Sgt 1781 Lt Philip MILLER'S Co [guarding prisoners at Reading]
Henry SR died at Reading about 1802 and left a will naming his children and wife, Catherine.

SNODGRASS posted by JoAnn Pecenka on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Our Benjamin Snodgrass Sr. was noted in Mercer County as
having come from Doylestown, Berks County. This is pre 1800.
Does anyone have any information on anyone carrying the
surname Snodgrass?

HAMM, KUNKLE, MERKLE posted by Walter A. Hamm on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

I acquired an application for Social Security for Lizzie A. HAMM b 1898. Her mother was Minnie MERKLE, and her father was Ambrose KUNKLE.No dates.
I believe Lizzie to be a cousin to my father, Danford HAMM
1893–1950.
If anyone has any information to share with me about the MERKLE, KUNKLE or HAMM familys of Berks County, please contact me.
Thanks, Walt Hamm

BOWER posted by Angi McBride on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Looking for any information on John W Bower and family. Born 1830-32 Pennsylvania is all that is known. Thanks in advance if you can help with this mystery man.

ANGSTADT, KOLB, MERTZ, QUIRIN, ROSEMANN posted by Michael VanBaaren on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Seek information on the following families of Rockland Twp., Berks Co., PA:
ANGSTADT: George & Eva Catharina from Alsace, Germany; son Johannes b 1732 md Anna Maria KOLB.
KOLB: Peter from Germany; relatives were Mathias & Stoffel KOLB; dau. Anna Maria md Johannes ANGSTADT.
MERTZ: Heinrich and Anna Maria (ROSEMANN) from Germany; son Phillip b 1738 Rockland Twp., md Catharina QUIRIN.
QUIRIN: Nicholas; dau. Catharina md Philllip MERTZ.
Any information appreciated! E-mail to vanbaaren@juno.com.

GERY posted by Arrah Spohn on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

GERY, jacob arrived in Philadelphia Sept. 3,1739
His history before that date is unknown. However, it is said that a descendant of his has the original passport to emigrate from Switzerland. This document could allow me to
do research into his Swiss past and heritage. I believe a
Jessie Geary recieved the documents and settled in the Allentown area many years ago.
If any of this sounds familiar, please contact me. I'm also a direct descendant through Michel Gery.

SAWITSCH posted by Diane Marshall on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Catharine SAWITSCH, marrys Henry Wesner on Oct. 1807 at the 1st United Church of Christ, Reading, Pa. Does anyone have Catharine Sawitsch line and further info? Thanks

HEIL, HEYL, HILE, HOYL, HOYLE posted by B. Heile on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Anyone know the father of Philip Hile of Robeson Twnp, Berks Co.? He's on tax records in the 1760's. Have Georg Hoyle's (wife Sophia) 1754 death record. Is he the father and the immigrant? If so, from where in Germany?

WILLIAMSON posted by Jack O. Williamson on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Looking for the parents of David Williamson, b 1791-1794. Migrated to Bath Co., KY about 1812 abd married a Sally Griffen in 1821. He is my ggggrandfather. Any info would be appreciated. Thank You.

WESNER, WESSNER posted by Diane Marshall on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Need any marriage dates and children born to Matthes Wesner, son of Johannes Wesner, b. Dec. 12, 1725 (one of the 5 immgrant brothers from Stuttgart Germany. Johannes came here aboard the ship LESLIE Oct. 7,, 1749 to port Phildaelphia Married to Anna Maria. First born of that union Dec. 12, 1755, Catharina. Second born is my target MATTHES WESNER.
Matthes born about Aug. 1757, Berks County
Lutheran church
Looking for Matthes life after birth. His marriage his children his profession.

ERNEY, FEIERING, FEIRING, FEYERING, FIRING, FRANKENFIELD, FRY, GROW, KRATZER, OBERLY, SNYDER posted by Ivana on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

I'm looking for information on a CORNELIUS FIRING b. 1840 d. 5/20/1900 son of WILLIAM FEIRING and MARGARETH SPOHN. He married a MARY ANN LEASE b. abt. 1832 d. after 1900. Census records indicate that Cornelius was in Oley Twp. Berks County, Earl Twp. Berks. county. Another researcher told me that Cornelius's will is at the Norristown court house. There is no record of burial as far as I know. If someone could please help me it would be VERY appreciated. Family and also other researchers have told me that CORNELIUS FIRING was the last chief of his tribe. However, no information can be proved yet. Please help me find my 4th great grand father.

REIFF, WOLFAHARD, WOLFARDT, WOLFORD, ZIMMERMAN posted by Karinelyn Paul on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Looking for any descendants of 1) Johannes Wolfahard who immigrated to Pa. in 1739 and m. 2) Anna Zimmerman. Johannes'
Gr. Granddaughter, 3) Maria/Mary, m. 4)Rev. David Reiff/Rife.

TOBIAS posted by Jo Loehr on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

I have a typed copy of a page from the History of Berks County, Pennsylvania, page 1554, regarding the Tobias family. There is a Ludwig Tobias (b. 1739, d. 1810) and wife Sophia (b. 1734, d. 1821) who are said to be buried at Epler's Church, probably in Bern Township. They are my gggg-grandparents. I would like to know if there is any way to find out more about them from their gravesites or from church records. Thanks.

KLINE, LUDWIG, MOSER, SMITH posted by Jo Ann Heydenreich Wardigo on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Looking for information on George MOSER(b.1798 d.March 1862)
and Mary (LUDWIG) MOSER(b.1801 d.1883). George was the son of Peter MOSER and Margaretha LAMPE. Mary was the daughter of Phillip LUDWIG and Anna DeHART. Any info. at all would be greatly appreciated.

MOSER posted by Betty Burdan on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Found among documents from Perry County, PA the estate settlement papers of George G. Moser of Wheatfield Twp., Perry County, File M 222 filed 5-23-1863. George G. Moser died intestate leaving a widow and six
children, all minors. The estate was administered by Henry G. Moser, at Bloomfield, Perry County. Among the many papers in the file are guardian papers for the minor children: Emma Moser, Margaret Moser, Esther Ann Moser, Willie Moser, Ira Moser and Henry Moser, filed by Jacob Deturk and George K. Lorah, both of Amity Twp., Berks County, filed in Berks Co. and approved Oct. 27, 1863. Could this be your George? Copies of the documents can be made available at your request.

GARBER, HASS, MILLER posted by Jeff Miller on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Looking for info on Harrison F. Miller b. 3/27/1869, d. 1/5/1960 married Kate Hass b. 4/3/1870 d. 12/24/1956
As far as I know they lived in Boyertown/Bechtelsville area. I know they had three sons, Warren, Jennings, Leon, and possibly a daughter Ennie. Anyone with the last name of MILLER whose relatives live or lived in the Boyertown/Bechtelsville area please contact me. Lets compare notes.
Also Anna(AKA Annie) Garber married Warren and had two sons; Leonard and Ralph. Any info on Anna would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.

HIMMELBERGER posted by Peter Himmelberger on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Looking for any records or info on a Ulrich Himmelberger, who may have been the son of Valentin Himmelberger, and also the potential for any records of a George Himmelberger who arrived in 1749 on the Patience and supposedly moved to Berks County and was the brother of Valentin.

CASNER, HUTH posted by Angela Hatfield on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

I am interested in Samuel HUTH and his wife Susanna, they were married on Sept 9, 1766 in Berks Co. PA. It was Susanna's second marriage, her first husband had died.
Would love to hear from anybody that knows anything about them.

TEXTER posted by Linda L. Simmons on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

I am looking for all Texter's Past and Present. I have been researching this name for quite a long time. I with the help of Donald Texter, Paul Texter, Michael Blanton, Wayne Soliday have found quite a bit of info on my Family Texter's but am still looking for more.. If we have not talked and you have any info on the Texter line or Photos's Will's anything,.

SPATZ posted by D Anderson on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Looking for information about the family of General Carl Andrew SPAATZ(1891-1974). He was the son of Charles B. SPATZ (1865-1929) of Boyertown. Charles was born in PA to parents who where born in Germany.

BEITZEL, GORDEN, GORDON, SCHNEIDER, SEAMAN, SNYDER posted by D Seaman on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Searching for parents/birthplace of Noah SEAMAN b. 29Sept 1800 d. 22 July 1871 Richfield, Snyder Co. Pa. married Catherine GORDEN (Gordon) d/o Willis GORDEN & Elizabeth SNYDER. Is Noah related to Seaman family from Berks Co.? Have a John SEAMAN & wife Elisabeth SCHLABBIG Seaman listed in Berks Co. Also evidence of a John & Elisabeth SEAMAN in West Va.around 1800. Family legend has Noah born in England but census records indicate born VA. Could the John & Elisabeth Seaman in WVa around 1800 be the John & Elisabeth mentioned in her father Daniel Schlabbig's 1794 will? Any info appreciated.

SPAATZ, SPATZ posted by D Anderson on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Researching the family of General Carl Andrew Spaatz.

BRUMBACH, LEVAN posted by Bob Nay on Wednesday, September 15, 1999


I've hit the brick wall. Trying to find ancestral info on William Levan(b1820) who married Catherine Brumbach( 1827-1854) both of Reading Berks county. Any leads would be great

ADAM, GRAEFF, KEIM, KINDT, SCHMIDT, UNGER posted by Joni Graeff on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Allison Solomon Graeff was born in Strausstown in 1855. His parents were Solomon Graeff (Stausstown 1811) and Lavinia Unger (Windsor 1818).
Solomon Graeff's parents were Rosina Adam and Jacob Graeff, Jr. Lavinia's were Daniel Unger and Elizabeth Schmidt. Jacob's parents were Jacob Graeff and Catherine Kindt. I would like to exchange information about these families. Joni Graeff

KINDT, YOUNG posted by Marilyn Willer on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

I have Johan Nicholas KINDT b c 1730 Germany d abt 1784 Maidencreek twp. PA md. Elizabeth ?.His first wife may have been Christena ?.He held land that was bounded by lands of Jacob Graeff and others. Nicholas' children Adam (Kind), Margaret, Christina, Mary, Catherine wife of Charles YOUNG. Nicholas had two brothers close by, Johan George Kindt and Martin Kindt.

RICKENBACH posted by Tom Rickenbach on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

I'm researching descendents of Jacob Rickenbach (1757-1831). Grandson James Rickenbach (1830-1891) farmed and established boatyard on the Schuykill River near Tuckerton at Rickenbach Station. Sons Edwin, Curtin, James, Wilson worked canal boats. Any connections please contact me, thanks.
Tom Rickenbach

ZIEGLER posted by Earl Ziegler on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

I am looking for information on Horace L Ziegler born 6/30/185 in Stowe, Pa. He married Rebecca Donahower who was born 8/14/1858 in Reading, Pa. Their youngest son David Reese Ziegler was my grandfather.Horace moved to Wilmington, Del. where he died and was buried.Primarily I would like to know who his parents were and if he had brothers and sisters.

BALT, BORDNER, BORTNER, SCHNEIDER, SCHOENEN, SHAFFER, SISTILGENBAUER, STUPP posted by Sandy W on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Found connections of this surnames to my family line of Shaffer. Need more evidence that this is a solid joining.
Family moved from Germany to Berks Co, PA and then to Clarion Co, PA

GRUBER, SCHULTHEIS, STUPP posted by Christine Aller on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

I am a Martin Stupp descendant and would happy to share and
compare information!

LORENTZ posted by Doris Matz on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

John LORENTZ b. ca 1808 md Mary LOUTHER Berks Co PA. Need parents, siblings dates for both.

BEWLEY, BLACKMAN, PIPER posted by Shirley Righi on Wednesday, September 15, 1999


I am searching these families, BEWLEY, BLACKMAN & PIPER. Lived in Reading, Berks Co. Pa. I am especially looking for any one searching the PIPER surname. I have a Mary PIPER born c. 1829, married Abner BEWLEY. Henrettia PIPER born c. 1824 possibly married to a BEWLEY first, then Samuel BLACKMAN.
Samuel BLACKMAN then married Margaretta PIPER born c. 1837, sister of Henrettia. Mary, Henrettia & Margaretta's father is said to be John PIPER a dentist in Reading. Would love to hear from any one searching these families. Thank you
Shirley

BLAIR, GICKER, HEISTER, HERSHEY, KREISER, LAUCKS, LEBO, LONG, MOONSHINE, SKYLES posted by Betty Blair on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Seeking information on parents of Henry Lebo married Hannah Laucks. Had a son David L. Lebo married Catherine Brahler. Had a son (Daville?) David W. and daughter Anna. David W. married Jennie Long. Father of Henry possibly a Peter Lebo; but I can't positively connect them - to many Peter Leboes. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks

WESNER posted by Diane Marshall on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Need any and all info on MAHLON WESNER, married to MARY FISHER of Douglassville. Know only of one son, my Gr. Grandfather, WILLIAM FISHER WESNER. Any help out there for me? Diane (Wesner) Marshall

GEHRKE posted by Lisa Gehrke Rose on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

I am looking for information on the Gehrke's born in Reading, Burks County, in the 1800's. My great Grandfather's name was Reinhold Gehrke and his father was William. Can't locate much of anything else.

SHOLLENBERGER posted by Betty Rose Mentzer on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

trying to locate connection to Lorenz, John, or George Shollenberger from Berks Co, PA during 1750 to 1825

MENTZER posted by Mitzie Preston on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

I have a Juliann Mainzer/Menzer/Mentzer who married a John Krim in Lancaster prior to 1790. She was the daughter of George Mainzer who died by 1800 and is buried in PA. Juliann and John moved to VA by 1790.
Is there any info that ties with your line?

ALBRIGHT, DAVIS posted by Julie Davis on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Am looking for the parents of Daniel Davis born near Reading on DEC 25, 1744 (or 1746) married to Sarah Elizabeth Albright, he was born near Tolpenhocken creek, father possibly named William.

WESNER, WESSNER posted by Diane Marshall on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

WILLIAM F. WESNER OR WESSNER born about 1844 in or near Pottstown, Pa. A tailor by profession in Johnstown, Pa. Dies 6/26/1917 in Johnstown Buried: Grandview Cem. Johnstown
Married to Elizabeth, b. about 1844 in Berks Co. d. 2/4/1927 in Lorain, Ohio. Buried: Grandview Cem. Johnstown
Son: Walter, b. about 1872, Douglasville, Pa. Died 6/21/1894 at Ingleside, Pa. Buried: Grandview Cem. Johnstown, Pa.
Son: Harry, b. about 1874 Died 4/9/1910
Son: James Garfield, b. about 1881
Son: Morris WESSNER, b. about 1886 d. 6/12/1887

BATDORF, SCHAUM, SHAUM, WALBORN posted by Bill on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Looking for information on the surname Schaum or Shaum from Berks Co.Lived in the following areas during the late 1800's , Bethel and Marion. Some family later moved to Lebanon Co, Millcreek Twp and Bethel Twp of Lebanon Co.

AUMAN, PRINCE, REPPERT posted by Beverly Politza on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

I am looking for information on my families history.The names are Wesley Howard Prince Sr.,Christine Anna Auman Reppert,and late first husband Charles Reppert.My father Wesley H Prince,Jr.,Had told me that on both sides of the family are Native Americans,also their is English,Italian and some German.If anyone has any info on my family tree, I would be very gratful

DILLMAN, SCHULTZ posted by Deb on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

I am looking for Samuel D. Dillman who is said to have been born in Reading, PA. Samuel married Mary Polly Schultz. Samuel & Mary Dillman moved west to Johnson County, Indiana.

FRANCK, FREET posted by Ed Burns on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

JOHN FREET married HARRIET FRANCK in 1853.They had six children and they lived in Reading. JOHN died April 1,1883
and is buried in the United Brethren Cemetery in East Salem,
Juniata County,with his parents. HARRIET died July 12,1912
and she is buried in Charles Evans Cemetery,in Reading.JOHN
had a brother [ABRAHAM ]who was killed in the civil war at
Gettysburg July 1,1863.

GREINER, GREINOR, GRINER, GRINOR posted by Shirley Thompson on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Looking for Andrew Greiner who was living in Berks Co.,PA before 1780. Some children were John George, John David, and Peter. Where (what twp) were they located. Sometime after 1780 the Greiner family moved to Augusta County, VA.

PARKS, SHULTZ, VARNER posted by Bev Farrington on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Searching for any connection to the following family in Berks County.

1 Jacob Shultz
.. +Margaret Varner d: April 12, 1906
........ 2 Thomas H. Shultz d: Abt. 1939 in Hamilton, Ontario
............ +Eva M. Parks m: 1892 b: in Berwick, PA d: 1907 in Berwick, PA
................... 3 William Jacob Shultz b: September 08, 1893 in Berwick, PA d: September 18, 1959 in Troy, NY
....................... +Helen Elizabeth Cortright m: September 15, 1914 in Berwick, PA b: April 02, 1892 d: July 20, 1964 in Troy, NY
........ 2 LLoyd Shultz
........ 2 James Shultz
................... 3 Doris Shultz
....................... +Unknown Michael
................... 3 Bessie Shultz
....................... +Unknown Keifer
........ 2 Molly Shultz
............ +Unknown Bason
................... 3 Marjorie Bason
....................... +Unknown Royer
........ 2 Cora Shultz
............ +Unknown Garrison
........ 2 Hattie Shultz
............ +George Farver
................... 3 Adrian Farver
................... 3 Harriet Farver
....................... +Unknown Auker
................... 3 George Farver
................... 3 Mary Farver
....................... +Unknown Nothestein
Please reply directly to unstart@texas.net

BUTZ, HAUSMAN, KELLER, KIEFFER, XANDER posted by Janice Medcalf Butz on Wednesday, September 15, 1999


I understand that my husband's grandfather is buried in the cemetery of the Zion Luthern Church. I see from the list that there are/were 3 churches with that name. Can anyone tell me which one has BUTZ and KIEFFER and KELLER's there and how to get there. We will be in Berks Co. in October and would like to visit the cemetery. Thank you.

KAISER, LANG posted by Angela on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

I'm seeking information on Nicholas LANG b. 13 Mar. 1825 in Alsace-Lorraine, France, migrated to PA (was told probably Berks County) and married Sarah Kaiser of PA by 1853 or earlier. I need parents of both Nicholas and Sarah.

WOLFF posted by Rick Facemire on Wednesday, September 15, 1999


Seek information on Heinrich and Margaretha WOLFF
who lived in Berks County, Pa around 1756.
Seek info on their childrens names, and also any info
on these individuals

BARGER, WELDON posted by Joel Barger on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Abel Barger son of Thomas Barger & Elizabeth Weldon was born 03 July 1701 in Ballyslattin, County Tipperary, Ireland. He came to PA in 1716/1717 with his parents, who were Quakers. Any information would be helpful

DRESSLER, SCHLENCKER, SCHLENKER, STEUERWALT posted by William Wikoff on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Looking for others researching the Schlenker/Schlencker family, originally from the Grimsville are of Greenwich county of Berks county. I'm particularly interested in tracing the family to 18th century Germany, and some of the early female branches, such as Dressler and Steuerwalt or Steigerwalt

IAEGER, KRAEMER, SCHLENKER posted by Bill Blandin on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

I am trying to deturmine that my Sarah SCHLENKER (born 12 Mar 1827) and who married Gottfreid Frederick IAEGER is the Ellanora SCHLENKER (daughter of Daniel SCHLENKER and Lydia KRAEMER) who is mentioned on page 52 of the Fourth edition of "Genealogy of the SCHLENKER Family" dated 26 Aug 1951.
Do you have any information that may help me?

GERHART posted by Roxanne McLintock on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

I am interested in Gerhart (also spelled Gearhart, Gerhardt) families in Berk County. I have several families from that lived there including: Freerick and Barbara (Rieger) Gerhart Died November 30, 1779. Frederick Gerhart born September 23, 1744, died September 1823--fought in Revolutionary War... a Jacob Gerhart born May 17, 1773 died April 10, 1881. Any information of possible relatives of the above please e-mail. I will share information that I have.

FISHER, GEARHART posted by Sophie Fisher on Wednesday, September 15, 1999


I have a William Gearhart who married Sarahann Fisher 12 Nov 1857 in Danville, Montour Co. PA. She was the dau of Evan Fisher of Chester Co. who was the son of Joseph Fisher of Uwchlan, who we think came from Berks Co. around 1779. Haven't found William's parents or where he is from.

SCHAUM, SHAUM posted by Bill on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Looking for information on the surnames Schaum or Shaum.
Located in Berks County 1800's. Area-Bethel and Marion Twps. My line later moved to Millcreek in Lebanon Co.

BOYER, FOLK, SCHOBER, SHAFFER posted by Linda Folk on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Searching for the following Berks County born individuals and their parents:
Christopher SHAFFER born October 1,1753.
Peter FOLK born July 7,1786 died April 24,1852 and his wife
Elizabeter SCHOBER born December 21,1787 died April 5,1877.
Solomon FOLK (son of Peter and Elizabeth FOLK) born November 3,1830 died June 3,1895 was married to Elizabeth BOYER born October 3,1827 died August 31,1902.
Please email me directly at Lakes4@aol.com for any possible family connections/information.

HETTINGER posted by Sue Hettinger on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

I am looking for information on the Hettinger family that came into Berks county in or around 1805 directly from Germany. They came from Germany on the Verny in 1805. The father was Heinrich Hettinger - wife Catharine, children - Henry/Heinrich, Lorenz, Christina, Bernhard, Mathias. Our family is related to Henry who moved to Centre county with his father and mother in the 1820s. I have interesting information to share with anyone interested and would like to have further information about the rest of the family and where they ended up.

KECK, KUNKLE, WALKER posted by Jackie Point on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

My grandmother, MARY KATHRYN ("KITTY") KECK (b 1898?), married JOHN ROLAND WALKER (DEC 2?) 1922. They had two children, my mother, MARIAN LOUISE WALKER (b1926 d1993) and JOHN ROLAND WALKER JR (b 1927). The KECK family had been in the area for some years (Mt. Penn?)and had some type of family business. MARY KATHRYN had two sisters, BEATRICE & "BOBBIE". Their "Aunt ANN(IE)" & "Aunt LUCY" (surnames unknown) had traced ancestery at least prior to participation in American Revolution. KUNKLE is another name of unknown connection; it may be "Aunt ANN".

BOONE, HAUK, HOUCK, KEPPEL, MASON, MORRELL, SAMPLE posted by Janis Smith on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Seeking any info on HAUK/HOUCK's (spelling varies) in Berks Co. 1800's.Show up several times as sponsors at baptisms,and in the household of Thomas and Catherine BOONE per 1870 census.

KNORR posted by Terrald L. Knorr on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Looking for this John married to Cathrine? b. Ca. 1820 They had three children Caden? b ca 1842 John b. ca 1839 Kitty born ca 1841 and Edward born 1848. They later resided in Schuykill County, but I belive that John b 1815 may have been born in Berks.
Terrald

VALTEE, VON, VULTEE, VULTER posted by Jackie Humphrey on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

VON VULTEE/VULTEE, Janette, b. Sept. 2 1808 Reading, Berks Co. PA if death age is correct. Parents Frederick L. and Gertrude Von Vultee. Looking for church record of birth or bpt. in Lutheran or Reformed church. Does anyone know of church records that time frame published or unpublished?
Jackie Humphrey

SLATER posted by Sonia Yates on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

I am searching for any information on William A. SLATER. I know he was born in Philadelphia, Pa about 1823. I think he may have married Caroline N. Geisler. Other than this I have no information about his family while he was living in Philadelphia. Thank you!

EVANS, KLOPP, KRAUSE, MOYER posted by Tim Irvin on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Looking for information on a John Henry KLOPP, who married a Mathilda KRAUSE in 1872, probably in Berks County.
They went on to have eight children from 1874 to 1892, with the last one passing away in 1971. I have no ancestor information for these two -- neither their births nor their eventual whereabouts.
Also, their child, Charles Henry KLOPP (abt 1880-1929), was probably born in Berks. He married the former Estella May EVANS (1881-1930) and they had six children including my wife's grandmother.
Anyone have any information on this? I have more to ask, but I should make another query out of it...

BASHORE, MOYER posted by Larry Nelson on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

OK,
I have a Rebecca BASHORE b.1846 that married a Benjamin MOYER.
Both were from the Berks County area of PA.
I believe they moved to Kansas to help start a COB church around 1880...

BOYER, FOLK, SCHOBER posted by Linda Folk on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Have made family connection with a geneologist cousin:
Solomon FOLK is son of Peter FOLK and Elizabeth SCHOBER FOLK. Peter FOLK was born July 7,1786 died April 24,1852. Peter married Elizabeth Schober born December 21,1787 died April 5,1877. They are buried at Zion Moselem Church cemetery in Richmond Township. Peter Folk was in War of 1812.

STIELY posted by Robert L. Maley on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

I don't have much on him yet, just found out he is in my line. I am descended from Elizabeth's older brother, Phillip.
John Dietrich STIELY is supposed to be the son of William STIEHLE & Kunugin ?. I don't have the original sources for that yet.
When did John Dietrich STIELY die?

BASHORE, GABI, GABY, GAUBY, MERKEY, MOYER posted by Russell Andrews on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Hi Larry!
I'm interested in 3 of the surnames you posted: Merkey, Moyer, and Bashore. I have all three in my family tree.
1. Merkey Family: I descend from Marcus Merkey(d. 1783) from his son Hans David Merkey(1719-1783). Then from Hans David's son John Merkey(b. 1750). Then from John Merkey's son Jacob(d. 1849). Then from Jacob Merkey's son Samuel(1833-1904). Then from Samuel's daughter Sarah Merkey(1867-1896). Samuel Merkey moved from Berks County, PA to Washington, KS to help start a Church of Brethren there. Samuel's daughter Sarah was married to Martin D Gauby(1864-1953). Martin was a great-great-grandson of Elder Martin Gaby who built the Pricetown meeting house in Berks County. Sarah Merkey is my great-great-grandmother.
2. Moyer Family: Jacob Merkey, son of John Merkey and Hannah Heckman, was married to Nancy Moyer. I have no clue as to Nancy's parentage.
3. Bashore Family: Lots of spellings, but I'll use this one. I have a Lydia Bashore(1780-1838) who was married to Jacob Gaby(1772-1826), son of Elder Martin and Susanna(Price) Gaby. Lydia Bashore(1780-1838) was a daughter of Johann Jacob Bashore(1740-1815) and Christina Alderfer(b. 1745). Johann Jacob Bashore was a son of Johann Georg Bashore(1716/17-1787) and Maria Catharina Stump. This Bashore(Boshaar, Beshore, Boshore, Basehor, etc) family came from New Heesburg, Schoharie County, NY immediately before relocating to Pennysylvania.
Hope to hear from you soon on any of these families. Thanks!
Russell

ALBRECHT, ALBRIGHT posted by Shirley Dixon on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Hi, I find that my ancestors were from Berks Cty, PA., they arrived in 1732 and the first name I have is Jacob, although he was married to a Magdalene or Magdalena - perhaps if you can give me some more names I can look on the material I've received thus far. I found a great deal of information on the Albrights from PA as many of them traveled to N. Carolina - my research was done in Salisbury, NC, they have lots of information on the Albrights of PA. Let me know if I can help. sd

ALBRECHT, ALBRIGHT, WELDER posted by Tracy Galbreath on Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Hi, I have a Mary Magdalena Albright in Berks County around the time you said who had two sisters Anna Barbara and Judith. She also had four brothers named Johanne Christian, Ludwig, Henry and Jacob. I am researching all siblings but, mostly Jacob Albright who married Sophia Catherine Welder in around 1746 or so not sure exactly in Berks County,PA.
Jacob along with his brothers and sisters were born in Germany, in Bavaria,Palatinate,Germany. Their parents were
Johannes Albright and Anna Barbara Albrecht who came to
Berks County in around 1732. Magdalena died the 19th of April in 1786 Berks Co.,Pa and Judith after 1753 in Berks Co. Christian died in May 1784 Berks Co. and I am not sure on Henry. Jacob Albright moved to Orange Co.,NC in 1750 or a little bit after and Ludwig moved to Guilford Co.,NC and
Anna Barbara moved to Orange Co.,NC also but, not sure when.
I do know she died in 1802 and is buried in Alamance,NC.
I am looking for any concrete info. on the names and who the siblings of Jacob Albright married and when. I would also like to know who their children were and when they were born. I do not have confirmation on very many facts just info. from other sources with some dates. Any help you can give would be appreciated and until I hear from you I will go some more over my notes. If my info. is the least bit vague please feel free to email me and I will clear up any mistakes.

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