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Posted Queries for April 1998

CHEATLE, SILVIS, STOREY posted by Carrie Cook on Wednesday, April 1, 1998

I am looking for information on the names CHEATLE, SILVIS, and STOREY. Some of my ancestors are: Irene Cheatle, Joseph Cheatle Sr., Joseph Cheatle Jr., Amelia Storey (from England), and David Silvis, and they lived in or near St. Marys, PA. I do not have much information on this side of the family and would welcome any help you could give. Thanks.

HASCHALK posted by Kaye on Thursday, April 2, 1998

I'm looking for information on my great- grandparents, John and Anna HASCHALK who lived in Johnsonburg, PA. They had eight children: John, Joseph, Anthony, Bessie, Clare, Mary and Helen. They later moved to Renovo, PA. John is possibly of Slovak descent and some of the letters may have been omitted from the name to "Americanize" it.

GURBA, MERGES posted by Marion Baronich on Friday, April 10, 1998

My mother-in-law Mary Gurba was born in Byrnedale 13/11/05. Her father being Michael GURBA and her mother Elizabeth MERGES. Michael died before Mary was born. They came to PA from Czechoslavakia date unknown. I am trying to get some information on them as specifically on Michael's death. Since there was no record in Elk County of his death. I believe the church was Our Lady of Help of Christians. I do know that Elizabeth married Michael's brother John in February of 1906. Any help checking the church records on these people would be greatly appreciated.

LAFEVER, LECK, MCMAHON, PETERMAN, TILLERINGTON, TITTERINGTON posted by Jackie Cocco on Friday, April 10, 1998

My great great grandmother was Phoebe, Grace or Rachal TILLERINGTON or TITTERINGTON. She lived in Knox, Clarion Co. after June 30, 1898. She was previously married to a Jacob PETERMAN who died in Philadelphia in 1864. She then married an Adam LECK and lived in Elk County and Leck died from injuries on 6/25/1897. It was said she went to Logan County , Oklahoma were she met and married Adam Tillerington or titterington. While married to Leck she had children: Ermine, who married a patrick MCMAHON; William; Alice, who married a LAFEVER; Frank; Effie Susan,my great grandmother and Florence Irene. We do not know where she was born and nationality.We were told she was full American indian, possibly Cherokee. Any information would be helpful.

KELLER posted by Jackie Cocco on Friday, April 10, 1998

Seeking information concerning Jacob and Elizabeth KELLER, who migrated from Germany.

ANDERSON, JOHNSON posted by Richard Fenell on Friday, April 10, 1998

I am looking for information on my gg grandparents, They were Eric JOHNSON, date of birth unknown, he married Caroline ANDERSON, her date of birth unknown, they were both born in Stockholm, Sweden, they moved to Wilcox, Elk Co., PA not sure of the date, Eric died in 1930, they had 4 children, Augusta, Alma, Oscar and Oswald. Also I am looking for Johnsons on the other side of my family also, Swan Johnson, birth unknown, married Emma ??, Swan died Dec. 16, 1927 and Emma Died abt 1940. They had approximately 10 children, I only known 7 of them, Walter, Della, Minnie, Rhoda, Stella, Blanche and Clarence.

BISH, BOTTZ, BRADLEY, CAMPBELL, CONVER, GRANT, HANIWALT, HUNTSBERGER posted by Lisa Hanawalt on Friday, April 10, 1998

I am looking for the John HANIWALT family, John married Magdalina CONVER or CAMPBELL. One of their children was William Harrison Haniwalt. Other surnames in the tree are: BISH, BOTTZ, HUNTSBERGER,BRADLEY,GRANT.

MCCATHNEY, MCINTYRE, YEAGER posted by Rob Heath on Friday, April 10, 1998

Looking for information on MCINTYRE, YEAGER and MCCATHNEY from mid 1800's.

BAKER, BELLE, CASSELS, MULLEN posted by J. Bruce Hill on Friday, April 10, 1998

CASSELS, James & BELLE, Anna MULLEN, Patrick & BAKER, Mary Above is the names of my wife's great grandparents which we are trying to find data on. My wife's grandparents were John Joseph Cassels b.1/28/1882 and Mary Brigetta Mullen, b. 7/17/1893. Both born in Kersey. Only data known is James Cassels b. 1830 Glasgow Scotland, Anna Belle b.2/2/1838 in England. Patrick Mullen b. Dublin Ireland and Mary Baker b. 4/17/1863 Binghamton, NY.

FRISBEE, FRISBEY, FRISBY posted by Virginia Hoffman on Friday, April 10, 1998

FRISBEY, FRISBY, FRISBEE; Does anyone have any information on a Michael Frisbey, listed in J.H. Beers & Co book on Elk Co History ? Pg 632 states that he was a sawyer in Gibson Twp and a resident tax payer in 1844. Gibson Twp is later part of Benezette twp. in 1846.

HICKS, WILSON posted by Lois James on Friday, April 10, 1998

WILSON and HICKS Am seeking any info on my grandparents Amos Webster Wilson and Ella Bell [Hicks]. Lived in Dubois, Albion, later in Erie. Amos was born in Strongstown Pa,[1873] son of William Henry WILSON and Elizabeth Bracken. dob unk He was a conductor on the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad. His siblings were Milton, Earl, William, Harry, Elizabeth married Thompson, and Maud married Logen.

KREISH posted by Dennis Kreish on Friday, April 10, 1998

I'm looking for information on Joseph KREISH who came to Johnsonburg about 1905 and lived on Julia St. I believe. I'm trying to find where he was born, and possibly any changes in the spelling of his name. He died in 1925 and his wife, Stanislawa remarried. Joseph Kreish worked at one of the Saw Mills. Any additional information would be helpfull.

FIDLER, THOMPSON posted by Bettie Morrow on Friday, April 10, 1998

Recently I found an old family picture taken in the late 1800's. At the bottom is printed N A Nelson - Kersey PA. Since the only Kersey I've found is here in Elk Co, does anyone have info on this photographer that will confirm I have the correct area.

ANDERSON, SWANSON posted by Joy Ostaffe on Friday, April 10, 1998

I am searching for information about the following surnames from Elk County. I've listed approximate dates as well. John X. ANDERSON (1855 - 1938) married to Betty SWANSON (1865 - 1935). They lived in the Dagus Mines/Coal Hollow area. He was a miner (of course). Any information would be appreciated! Thanks! Joy Ostaffe

PAISLEY posted by Randell Paisley on Friday, April 10, 1998

I am Looking for an Obituary for Fayette Leroy PAISLEY who died 30 Dec 1941 in St. Mary's, PA. He was water comissioner for many years. Also will be looking for will and settlement records. with cost quotation before OK. I know his will was to have estate go to Brother-in-law George Dixon, but George died a few days before Fayette. Believe settlement was still going on in 1970's as a company in New York City was looking for a sister in Oregon. Looking for descendants. Fayette would have been a cousin three times removed to me.

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