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(Updated 11/6/05)

From: John Mingos, tedimax@msn.com
To: JoyceTice
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005
Subject: query: Jacob Snell b 1779 Bradford Co

Joyce, Other emails are being reyurned from tricountie.aol. I am seeking to validate the LDS death date of 5 Mar 1854 The last hard data I have on him is 1812 taxes at formation of Bradford Co.Can someone check the 1850 index for a 70 year old?

John Mingos tedimax@msn.com


Date: 10/30/2005
From: clweed@swbell.net

I am researching Sidney B. WEED who shows up in the 1860 census as a 18 y.o. living with David PHILLIPS in WEST BURLINGTON. In the 1850 census Bradford>Burlington under the name WEED he is listed as S.B age 10 and his father is I.A. WEED later listed as Ira in the 1860 census. I believe Sidneys brothers are Eugene N., Hannible D., Hiram A., Julius C. all of which served in the 52nd regiment company E in the civil war. I am specifically looking for a direct link between Ira and Sidney and also the ancestors of Ira WEED

Thank You, Lee Weed clweed@swbell.net


Date: 10/23/2005
From: rhoward9@stny.rr.com

I am searching for any info on the surname COWL in Bradford Co. PA. My wife,s birth name is Cowl And very little is known about her father's family. We only know her father's name was James H. Cowl, born to Earl and Maude Benjamin Cowl in Broome County, NY. James had two sisters, Dorothy and Marjorie. Earl and Maude were born in Bradford County, PA. Earl Had a brother in Troy, Pa. His name was Russel Cowl.

If any can help me provide some data for my wife it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Sincerely, Richard Howard
My e-mail address is: rhoward9@stny.rr.com


Date: 10/20/2005
From: twaters@stny.rr.com

Looking for info on Orren PAINE family. Mother is Amanda. Had 6 children: James, Frank, William, Frederick, Mertone and Nancy. I am interested in where the parents are burried and when they died. Also interested in the daughter, Nancy. Did find them in the 17870 and 1880 Census in Warren Center, Pa

Any help would be appreciated. Theresa Waters


Subject: SEASE/CEASE/HOWE/McCONNELL/WOODARD/WOODWARD
Date: 10/19/2005
From: alannancy133@yahoo.com

I am researching Stephen SEASE/CEASE. He married Alsada WOODARD or WOODWARD and had Mary born 11-7-1846 and Daniel born 7-25-1849. Acording to Mary's pension record she writes about her parents" Dictated in Elmira, Chemung County, New York on March 21st. 1917 to the Commander of pensions. “ I Mary Adalaide Newell was born in the town Armenia in Bradford County, Pennsylvania on the 7th Day of March 1846. I write this to answer questions put to me on the names of my parents, brothers and sisters. I hereby state my fathers name is Stephen CEASE and my mothers name is Alzadia WOODARD. In the year 1850 and when I was about 3 or 4 years of age, my father and mother separated. I do not know whether it was just before or just after 1850, they always or rather continued to live in the town of Sullivan, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. But in 3 or 4 years after said separation they were divorced from each other and my mother remarried to a man of the name Henry G. BUCK about 1857 and my father went away out of state. And my mother or myself never saw him again after they separated. Just after 1860 I am sure that I lived with my Aunt Mrs. Eli G. McCONNELL (Lydia,) in said town until I was about 19 years of age at which time I married my said husband Ferdinand NEWELL on July 9, 1865 by Rev. Robert M. McWood in Mainesburg in said County. I only had one true brother; Daniel A. CEASE (and no true sisters) Daniel lived and bond out to a Mr. PARSHALL in said town. After the war Daniel lived in said town with his wife Rose Ann. The above are the true facts of my case." I have also found where Asa HOWE claimed this was his grandaughter Mary A. CEASE who was adopted by Eli McCONNELL. Does anyone know how Eli McCONNELL'S wife Lydia was related to Alsada? I would think maybe her sister as her daughter called her Aunt. Also how does Asa HOWE relate as a grandfather to her? I have run into a brick wall and need any help I can get. I know Alsada SEASE/CEASE married Henry BUCK and he died about 1868. I believe she married Benjamin Nevil/Nerel/Neville and died in 1902. Her son in law Jud Mosher was executer of the estate sale which further cements her as my Alsada. I cannot find an obit on her or Benjamin.

Please contact me at: nancy133@juno.com or write to me at: Nancy Hicks 3554 King Drive Douglasville Ga 30135


Date: 10/16/2005
From: WildBillHk@aol.com

Seeking HICKOKs of Warren Twp, Bradford Co PA between ca 1830-1860:::

Asa HICKOK (1754-1836) md Esther HINMAN
Children: Reuben, Hannah, Louisa, David Mulford, Justus

David Mulford HICKOK (1788-1858) md Betsey RICE
Children: Daniel, Reuben, Justus, John M., Asa R.,Thaddeus Wright, Louisa S. Mary Anne, Esther

Thaddeus Wright HICKOK (1813-1880) md Sally VERBECK
Children: Maria, Lois, Betsey, Wright, Anna, Silas, LYDIA, Henry

Jan Smock WildBillHk@aol.com


Date: 10/15/2005
From: donvon2@gmail.com

Searching for the parents and other ancestors of Ezra CHANDLER, born Abt. 1783 in NY; died Bef. 1850 in Bradford Co., PA. He married Molly WOLCOTT, she was born 1783 in NY; died Aft. 1850 in PA. Her name may be Margaret. 1850 census Athens Twp, Bradford Co, PA income of $600. Their children are: Jane, Daniel, and David. Don von Wolffradt -

donvon2@gmail.com


Date: 10/10/2005
From: travis91@highstream.net

Would like any information on Mosus & Martha Marshall of Ulster Twp., Bradford Co. Pa. Martha was born in 1779, Died 3 Mar. 1842 at the age of 63. They are buried in Ulster Cemetery.

Larry Horst e-mail travis91@highstream.net


Date: 10/7/2005
From: barryvanwinkle@bellsouth.net

I am looking for any information on my relatives Michael Van Winkle (b. 1789 Harford Susq. Co. PA. d. 1842/47? Orwell Twp, Bradford Co.) and Clarence Van Winkle (b. Harford, PA d.1894 Orwell, Bradford Co., PA). Many thanks for any help in my first "plunge" into genealogy. It seems quite fascinating.

Regards, Barry (Sorry, his surname not signed)


Date: 10/2/2005
From: texasjack@gorge.net

I am looking for information on Eliza Allis who was born about 1814 to Eleazer and Esther (Rutty)Allis. Eliza was number seven of ten children. She later married a Lewis Thayer who was born 1812 in Pennsylvania. they married about 1838, and had three children, Villetta 1839 as she was two years and six months when she died, 18-Sept-1841 and is buried at Allis Hollow, Orwell, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, not sure how long as Lewis and Eliza went to Wyoming County,Pennsylvania as Corydon E. was born26-jan-1843, Braintrim Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. then another son, but not sure of the county, Oscar 1844 in Pennsylvania. Corydon Thayer later married a Hester R. Allis who parents were Silas and Margaret (Lent)Allis. I am looking for information on Lewis Thayer his family as everything I have show Pennsylvania and he was in the 1840 census in Bradford County. Pennsylvaina. Would like something showing of a marriage between Eliza and Lewis also.

Any information would be greatly appreciated. My email is texasjack@gorge.net
Thank you. Bette C. Forgy


Date: 10/1/2005
From: travis91@highstream.net

Joyce,
I am looking for any information on MOSUS and MARTHA MARSHALL, they are buried in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster Twp. Bradford Co. Pa.

Contact me at travis91@highstream.net
Thank You Sincerely, Larry Horst


Date: 9/30/2005
From: nancyperry55@yahoo.com

Hello,
Looking for any information on the Allen STANTON family.He was born in Nichols,NY,abt 1842. Lived in Litchfield,PA with his wife Elizabeth MEAD and family.They had a son Charles born abt 1862,daughter Emma,who married John HALLOCK,and May or Mary who married Peter BELLOS. In Emma STANTON HALLOCK it list Charles VISCOLI (born July 24,1914 in Sayre,PA) as her nephew. These are the people that I am most interested in.

Would appreciate any help or information. Thank you kindly, Nancy Perry


Date: 9/26/2005 6:09:51 PM Eastern Standard Time,
From: TJConslt@iwvisp.com

I am looking for information on parents, siblings and children of Squire Jay YOUNG, born January 1854, and his wife Sarah FERGUSON, born about 1854 and died 1890. The 1880 census shows them living in Columbia Twp, of Bradford county with children Jessie and Leander. I believe these may be my great grandparents. The 1860 census for Chemung County lists a Squire Young age 6 (born same time as my Squire) living in household of a Leander Young, age 30. Other children in the household are too old to be Leanders children, so I'm not sure if Leander is Squire's father or brother. Any leads appreciated.

Becky Jensen


Date: 9/24/2005
From: rbarnhart306@comcast.net

Joyce,
I am Richard D Barnhart in East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio. I have been tracking my GreatGreatGrandmother; Elizabeth W Preston. I started in 1850 Jackson County, Virginia, now WV. She married George W Barnhart there on 18 March 1850. Both are from Pa. Elizabeth's Father George Preston first appears in Jackson County in 1840. In 1830 I believe he is found in Asylum, Bradford County, Pa. In Jackson County there is also a Richard Preston in 1850 with his now married sister Mary PRESTON RICE/RISE. John Preston is with Elizabeth PRESTON BARNHART in 1880 Jackson County as a Nephew. George PRESTON died 1841 Jackson County, therefore he is not in 1850 census. I have information from the PRESTON-BARNHART Bible; this bible was George and Margaret PRESTON's handed down to Elizabeth. Margaret Preston born 16 April 1800. John Preston born 8 Sept 1823. Mary Preston born 25 July 1826. Elizabeth W Preston born 11 January 1830. Richard Preston born 1839. All born Pa. George Preston born Ireland or Pa. There is also a couple of George Prestons in Asylum, Bradford, Pa. I believe one of these to be from Ireland. In 1830 Asylum there appears one Clarifor/Clarissa Preston 50 to 60 years of age, I believe this is my George Preston's mother. From all this, what I need is to try and contact someone in Asylum, Bradford County, Pa. that has knowledge of these Preston Families. I am researching my Grandmother(s).

Thanks for any assistance you can provide. rbarnhart306@comcast.net


Date: 9/24/2005
From: lefler@northnet.org

Peter/Rebecca PROSSER -LEFLER,Emmett William SMITH, Gordon S. HAMMOND s/o Jesse HAMMOND, Harry SMITH. I am looking for the genealogy of this family line. They were in Springfield,Bradford CO,Pa, and in Baldwin,Chemung CO,NY,

Bob Lefler


Date: 9/17/2005 7:47:15 PM Eastern Standard Time,
From: george.porterfield@verizon.net

I am searching for any and all information about Elizabeth Ehriline BARKER supposedly born in Stevensville, Bradford County PA on 15 July 1837. Her parents were supposedly Donilson and Emaline (own surame unknown) BARKER. I have been unable to confirm this information passed down from another (late) family genealogist. I would be especially interested in knowing if she had a sister named Rebecca. This would tie up another loose end with connections in both Wisconsin and Missouri.

Thanks, George Porterfield
Camp Hill PA


Date: 9/14/2005 1:04:52 PM Eastern Standard Time,
From: tedimax@msn.com

Mary S (likely Scott) b Oct 1867 Pa fa Pa mo Pa had a dau Salie Mingos Mar 1884. b Pa fa Pa mo Pa. Is there a marriage record in abt 1883?-ie Towanda Ct House? Who was the Mingos father? Thomas Scott of N Towanda has a dau Mary 12 yrs old in 1880 census. Mary S Mingos m John Pritchard abt 1896 in the 1900 Athens Boro census. She is taking boarders in the 1907 Athens directory.

John Mingos tedimax@msn.com
301 299 4762 Potomac Md


DAte: 9/3/2005 9:22:26 PM Eastern Standard Time,
From: lefler@northnet.org

LEFLER OR LARISON families of Wilawana. I am looking for descendents interested in family history.

Bob Lefler
518-327-3179.


Date: 8/30/2005 2:17:35 PM Eastern Standard Time,
From: nhallman@azmicrosystems.com

I’ve been researching my Bonfoey line for 25 years and have recently discovered a PA line. Would like any information on Octavia C. Bonfoey b. 26 Sep 1847, married Philander L. Ward, 3 children. There is a Marshal Bonfoey (wife Charlotte) on the 1870 Census…perhaps a brother?

Please use my personal e-mail nanhallman@yahoo.com.

Thank you. Nan Bonfoey Hallman Ann Hallman


Date: 8/23/2005 7:32:38 AM Eastern Standard Time,
From: meislandbill@msn.com

Harriet Woodward COOLBAUGH, b. 29 Oct 1862, Wysox, PA, d. 1945, buried Wysox Cemetery. Married Dr. Addison A. Armstrong Dec 25, 1883 in Wysox. Dr. Armstrong died 1914 and buried Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Last known residence of Harriet COOLBAUGH is Monmouth, NJ, 1900 (federal census). Would appreciate any information on Harriet after 1900.

Thank you. William Armstrong, Maine.


Date: 8/21/2005 4:31:34 PM Eastern Standard Time,
From: margedaley@comcast.net

Stephen and Hannah Hyatt lived and owned property in Towanda from at least 1820 through 1839. Their children were Rosena(Rosanna), Stephen H., Minnah, Elizabeth, George and Julia. I would appreciate any help in locating a baptismal record for their daughter ELIZABETH HYATT born 1825 and for their son GEORGE HYATT born 1828 both in Towanda. There is a possibility that ROSANNA HYATT was married in Towanda to a Mr. Miles. Unfortunately,

I do not know what religious faith the family belonged to and do not know what churches were active in the town of Towanda in 1825 to 1828. I'm looking for any descendants of this family or anyone with any knowledge of them. I Have much information on Stephen Hyatt's ancestors that I am willing to share.

Thanks very much, Marge Daley


Date: 8/17/2005 4:55:44 PM Eastern Standard Time,
From: frazier_va@yahoo.com

I am searching for family members of my Grandmother Grace Burkett Frazier. Her parents, George & Frances Jenks Frazier had seven children. I believe at least one settled in the Athens, PA area sometime in the mid 1900s. The youngest son, Melvin J. Burkett, married a Kellogg and lived in that area. As far as I can find out he had one son, David, and he is the last of the Burketts in our family.

Ann Frazier Hedberg


Date: 8/17/2005 11:40:13 AM Eastern Standard Time,
From: kstocking@recordtrak.com

ROBERTS, John "Squire" - owned a tract of 751 acres on Bentley's Creek, Bradford county, near Towanda. 'Squire John had bought it, in 1808, of James Chapman, who held under a Pennsylvania patent, but the lands were occupied by settlers under the Connecticut claim, and the 'Squire was obliged in 1815 to establish his rights by suits of ejectment. It was not until 1830, seven years after his death, that the business was concluded.

I am looking for further information on the man above and this area of land including and information on who now owns this land. In addition, I am looking for the burial site of this gentleman who was unmarried and a Quaker.

Many Thanks ~Karin Stocking Norristown, PA


Date: 8/14/2005 10:00:48 PM Eastern Standard Time,
From: barcomb@libby.org

LLOYD, Jarvis born about 1796 in MA moved to Bradford Co. PA (I think Pottersville) ...had a son Chauncey. (1835) Are there any other children? Any marriage records for any children Any obituary for either Jarvis or his wife Sophrona.

Thank you thank you, for considering this request. Julie Waters-Barcomb


Date: 8/14/2005 9:26:58 AM Eastern Standard Time,
From: sandraseaman607@aol.com
Subject: Bradford County

I am looking for these people ggrandparents. They had children named Rexford, Claude, Pauline, Alda, And Francis. Claudes birthplace S.Waverly. Any help would be appreciated. Claudes birthdate Aug.11,1901 regestered in Towanda. Aunt Pauline married name Knapp. Alda or Alta married Riffenbury. TYVM.

My name is Sandra Seaman .


Date: 8/5/2005 5:49:11 PM Eastern Standard Time,
From: jomello@hitechnetworks.net

I'm still searching for parents & siblings of an ANDREW FORBES (aka FORBUS, FORBIS) who may have been in Pennsylvania when he married to Nancy Ann ALEXANDER AGER (don't know which is her birth surname) on 17 March 1831. They had two sons Thomas Andrew William Wallace born 1832 in PA, Thomas Andrew born 1834. They were in Monroe County MO in 1835 when he acquired land there via land patent, and he died there September 1835. Need to find where their marriage occurred and want to know more about Nancy. Nancy remarried in Monroe County, MO to Robert K. Crawford of nearby Ralls County & family ended up in Linn County, MO. Research in all Missouri counties has not revealed my needed information. I see quite a few FORBES families in the Tri-Counties area. Does anyone have a stray Andrew Forbes? Have no idea of his birth year - probably early 1800's.

Thanks for any leads. Joanne Joanne A. Smith Mello jomello@hitechnetworks.net


Date: 8/2/2005 8:21:20 PM Eastern Standard Time,
From: gary@arkinetics.com

am trying to locate anything on the Lynch family specifically decendants of Johanna LYNCH in Bradford County, Burlington Twp.

Gary Fischer


Date: 8/2/2005 8:12:12 PM Eastern Standard Time,
From: Purrsums@aol.com

ROBINSON Alice Sophia married Joel A Calkins, daughters Rubie Calkins married Benjamin Ballard, Grace Calkins married Charles Beal. Charles Beal and Grace had daug. Alice m Dr. Robert MacLaren. Would like to find names of parents of Alice Sophia and siblings. Family of Joel and Alice on census in Troy PA. Alice Sophia Calkins m in 1883 in Troy and died 1922.

Any help appreciated. Marge Robinson


Date: 8/1/2005 3:02:07 PM Eastern Standard Time,
From: jdunwiddie@SCPARKS.ORG

In search of HADLEY/BENNETT/TEARS. James Cole HADLEY, b. May 1852, Dudley, Worcester, England and Rosannah BENNET b. March 1851, Dudley, Worcester, England. Son James B. HADLEY 1877-1954 m. Florence Alice TEARS. Florence TEARS daughter of Fred (I.F.?) TEARS. Any information on these lines would make my day!

Jim Dunwiddie dunwiddie@att.net


Date: 7/29/2005 12:50:41 AM Eastern Standard Time,
From: travis91@highstream.net

Surname: MARSHALL
Would like any information on Mosus & Martha Marshall of Ulster Twp., Bradford Co. Pa. Martha was born in 1779, Died 13 Mar. 1842 at the age of 63. They are buried in Ulster Cemetery. any information would be appreciated.

Thank You. Larry Horst e-mail travis91@highstream.net


Date: 7/25/2005 8:12:08 PM Eastern Standard Time,
From: calleman@nc.rr.com

I am researching the Merrill line. I am specifically trying to locate any information on Thomas L. Merrill b. 2/13/1811 d. 8/13/1887. He married Elizabeth Buffington b. 2/8/1810 d. 10/18/1888. They are listed in the Warren Township and Windham Township Census.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I will be happy to share my information with anyone.
Thank you, Cheryl Alleman


Date: 7/25/2005
Subj: Abigail Smith Ayers

Ms. Joyce,

I am trying to pin this one down. Abigail (Smith) Ayers is my GGGG Grandmother on my Mother's side but I am having a little confusion with conflicting information I found on your site. Is it possible to find a solution.....Please.... The following came from: http://www.rootsweb.com/~srgp/query/bc010103.htm

Subj: [Tri-Counties] Searching for AYERS, PRESTON, FANNING, BENNETT, WOODWARD
Date: 1/6/2003 1:12:39 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: TigrBug@aol.com
To: PABRADFO-L@rootsweb.com

AYERS, Lorenzo (b. 5 May 1802, NY, d.25 Dec 1873) married 1 Aug 1824 in Canton, PA, to Abigail SMITH (b. 17 Jan 1802, England - d.7 Apr 1845). P.S. Thank you Ms. Marianne Walker for the information..... From this location: http://www.rootsweb.com/~srgp/cemb/huntcem.htm I have this: SURNAME FIRST NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE AGE INSCRIPTION OR NOTE Ayers Abigail Apr. 17, 1826 23y2m21d wife of Lorenzo Ayers The main confusion is that Abigail died before some of her children were born according to HUNT's Cemetary....Please help me figure out if the entry from Hunt's is incorrect..... Thank You James Fox


 

Date: July 24, 2005
From: Brieezi@msn.com

Hi Joyce,

I really enjoy your web site and have found information on my family as well. Here is some Civil War information that I just found out about and thought I would share with you. My Great-Great-Great Grandfather: WARBURTON, JOHN C. (He came from England) was in the civil war, Company H, 5th Reserves/34th Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was a Private who enlisted June 21, 1861 and died in Libby Prison, Virginia in 1863, of wounds received at Charles City Cross Roads; leg amputated. He was my Great Grandmother's (MABEL AMANDA BUCK LUCKEY) Great Grandfather. And I am looking for other BUCK'S OR LUCKEY'S who have lived in the Tri- County area. Any information would be so helpful and I will gladly give what information I have as well as I have more LUCKEY ancestry and am short on BUCK.

Thanks So Much, Bridget Koster


Date: 7/16/2005
From: jclose@themandajournal.com

I am a descendant of Ozias BINGHAM and am looking for as much information about his life as possible. He was a soldier from Connecticut in the Revolutionary War, born in 1750 and, I believe, died 95 years later in 1845. One incident that is particuarly interesting is his arrest in Angelica, N.Y. of the murderer of Ira Stephens, a fellow Revolutionary soldier who was visiting Bradford, and was the father of Bradford resident Ira H. Stephens.

Thanks for any help. John Weir Close Yonkers, NY


Date: 7/15/2005 4:08:53 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: CHanneman@OLATHEKS.ORG

Hi Joyce,
I am sure that everyone emails you about their ancestors. My line ends in Bradford county (or should I say begins). My ancestor was Benjamin Lambert who was born about 1790 in England. His wife was Laura (maybe Decker). Every heard of them? They lived in Litchfield in 1840 and 1830. Can't find them before 1830.

Curt Hanneman Kansas City


From: ljm@chilitech.net
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2005 8:20 AM
Subject: Re: Martha Ely

Hi, I am trying to help a friend out with some family puzzles. She is Looking for a Martha Ely Born 1843 not sure where. But in the 1880 Census. She was down as 87 years old but it was transcribe wrong the orginal is 37 and insane. They called her through the family a Grass widow, the pine creek history has her married to a campbell, but they were never married from what the family told her. any help would apprecaite. I do not know were else to look that is the only census, I can't find her in any tax records aren't much help she always seemed to be living with some one. She had children by the name of Hoppes, Day and Campbell.

Thank you, Lori Mahaffey


Hi Joyce,

Thank you for your Tri County Genealogy site. You've done a beautiful job with it. I have been trying to trace my grandmother's family without much success for about eighteen years. I know she had a sister by the name of Edith, who was adopted by a Thomas Van Orman family in Warren Center. Edith eventually married Winfred Jones, and they lived somewhere near Leraysville and Rome, Pennsylvania. I found out today that they had at least one daughter. Her name was Ruth Rhodes. I asked my mother what else she could tell me about Ruth, but she couldn't remember anything else. Do you happen to know of a Ruth Rhodes? She would probably be in her seventies or eighties if she is still living.

Nancy Armstrong, LASS53@aol.com


Date: 7/9/2005
From: Edjerogers

In Bradford county I am looking for James Nichols wife, (Nancy's) Maiden name. According to Heverly, James, son of John and Margaret (Potter), moved to Albany in 1819 and in 1833 married Nancy. In 1847 he moved his family to Smithfield, Bradford, Pa. and found there in the 1850 and 1860 census'.

Any information you might have on Nancy's genealogy would be greatly appreciated. Ed Rogers, edjerogers@aol.com


Date: 7/5/2005
From: SEWFISH1@msn.com

I will be traveling to Bradford Co. to research the name LOVELACE/LESS and BROWN of the 1830's and forward. Andrew Jackson married Deborah in 1860. Andrew and Deborah are in the 1860 census but I couldn't find them any further back. They left shortly after that as he fought in the Civil War from IL. I have those papers, but there is no mention of a father or mother. This is my reason for making the trip. Any ideas on where to start, where to stay etc. would be greatly appreciated as I'm coming from Illinois. This trip came up quickly as I have less than 2 weeks to prepare.

Thank you. Sandy sewfish1@msncom


Date: 7/4/2005
From: dofrancke@verizon.net

I'm researching the FRANCKE family, who lived in Athens, Pennsylvania in the 1920's. I've been told that my Grandfather's name was Edward O. Francke. Per the 1920 census, E.O. Francke had four sons, Robert, 1914-?; Donald E., 1910-1978; James J., 1907-1974; Ralph J., 1905-1983; and my father, Edward H., 1903-1944. He also had a daughter, Margaret, 1901-? Per the 1880 census, Edward O. Francke's father, Edward Francke, lived in Forks, in Sullivan County. That census notes that Edward F. Francke, Edward's father, was born in Prussia and was living with him at the time of the census. Between the various census reports and Helen Hottenstein's research, that my oldest son found on the Internet, along with a link to the "Francke Family Prayer Book" from Ms. Hottenstein's site, it appears that the Edward Francke listed in Forks, Pennsylvania is my great-grandfather Francke and that Edward F. Francke is my great-great grandfather Francke, who was born in Danzig, Prussia, on 12/26/1801.

Anyone who can provide me with any information on the FRANCKE family can reach me at dofrancke@verizon.net or dofrancke@msn.com. Don O. Francke


Date: 7/3/2005
From: LASS 53

Looking for Jones and VanOrman Families. I am hoping to learn more about my great aunt's husband, Winfred JONES. They married in Warren Center, and lived near Leraysville and Rome, Pennsylvania. Edith was my grandmother's sister, and she was adopted by the Thomas VAN ORMAN family. She married Winfred JONES. Edith was born in 1892. Would like to find descendants of Edith and Winfred JONES, or descendants of the VAN ORMAN family.

Nancy Armstrong e-mail Lass53@aol.com