Hudson County, New Jersey

Posted Queries for April 1997


BENSEN posted by Charles Robertson on Tuesday, April 1, 1997

Interested in information about Bettie BENSON born about 1861 in Hudson County, NJ.

CONNOLLY, WELLINGHOFF posted by Ann Alfano on Thursday, April 3, 1997

I would like some information on my Father, born John WELLINGHOFF on February 19, 1901, somewhere in Hudson County - perhaps Jersey City? His mother's name is Mary CONNOLLY and father's name is WELLINGHOFF (First name unknown). I would like to know the correct spelling of his Mother's name and also father's first name, place of birth and address of parents. Also, his father was in some sort of institution when my father was a small boy and I believe his father died anywhere from 1908-1913. I would like to know what my grandfather's cause of death was and last known address of Mary CONNOLLY, my grandmother. I would greatly appreciate any help you may be able to give me!

BURKE, FAIRBROTHER, FIX, MALONEY posted by Lynn Cianflone on Thursday, April 3, 1997

Family History for Loretta BURKE - Born Sept.25, 1907; Mother - Margaret MALONEY; Father - William BURKE; Brother-John BURKE; Sister - Ethel FIX; Married - Franklin FAIRBROTHER.

CONNOLLY, KENEHAN, WELLINGHOFF posted by Ann Alfano on Thursday, April 3, 1997

I am trying to find some information on my paternal Grandmother, Mary CONNOLLY WELLINGHOFF. Mary CONNOLLY WELLINGHOFF remarried in 1913, I believe, after the death of her first husband --?-- WELLINGHOFF. She married a Mr. KENEHAN (first name unknown). I would like to know Mr. KENEHAN's first name and their place of residence. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

OLSEN, PETRIZZO posted by William Petrizzo on Friday, April 4, 1997

Have not had contact with the PETRIZZO side of my family. My father (Carmine) came to NY from Naples, Italy approximately 1930, settled in Jersey City and married Muriel OLSEN approx. 1948. Searching records from INS and V.A. no luck so far.Any advice would be appreciated.

CURLEY, HAMM, KIRCHNER posted by Catherine B. Bradley on Monday, April 7, 1997

Frederick KIRCHNER and his wife Catherine Francese (CURLEY) lived on Turnpike Road back in the late 1870's they had five children William born 1876 James born 1871 Catherine born 1873 Frederick born 1869 Augusta born 1877 , Augusta later married John Jacob HAMM and they resided on west 19th street. if any one has any information please e mail me.

BREESE, VANDERWATER, VANDEWATER posted by Diane Provencio on Monday, April 7, 1997

Edward L. BREESE born c. 1831 NJ married Carrie VANDERWATER (VANDEWATER)about 1863. Carrie born Dec 1844 NJ. They had about 9 children. Last was Lillian, born 20 Jun 1886 Bayonne City. Other children born NY and CT. Believe this 2nd marriage for Edward. First produced daughter Amanda born c. 1858 NY. Edward probably died NJ between 1886-1895. Do not know parents of Edward or Carrie.

HERZOG, HUNTINGTON posted by D. Pekar on Tuesday, April 8, 1997

I am looking for information on Dr. Sophie HERZOG b. Cira 2/4/1846 0r 1851, Austria. She was a Doctor in Hoboken 1886-1895. Married a HUNTINGTON. One of the children was named Alfred who also became a doctor.

BATHGATE, KIA, NAHAOLELUA posted by Vicki DeLeo on Friday, April 11, 1997

Looking for any information on my grandfather, George KIA. He also went by his Hawaiian name, Kia NAHAOLELUA. He lived in Newark at 20 Avon Avenue in the late 1940's to early 50's (exact dates not known.) His second wife's name was Anna, who was 17 at the time of his death, and they had a daughter named Judith, age 4 months when he died. He was killed in a car accident on Madison Hill Road near Beachwood Road in Clark, NJ, about 1949-1950, we believe. He was 38. He had served in the Navy (which claims to have no record), played guitar with a Hawaiian band prior to moving to NJ, and was previously married to (Mary) Jean BATHGATE. They had one child, Dawn Leilani KIA, who is my mother. All I have to go on is the newspaper article regarding the accident, but the date and name of the paper has been cut off. If this sounds familiar to anyone, Please contact me.

FREES, FREESE, REMELY posted by Sue Waterman on Friday, April 11, 1997

Seeking any information of FREES family. My gg grandmother, Sarah A. FREESE, was born in Jersey City, May 23, 1810 (according to her obituary), married, probably in Northumberland Co., PA to Daniel REMELY. Info on either family much needed.

HALLIGAN, KILLEEN, WATERS posted by Donna McCormack on Monday, April 14, 1997

Searching for siblings of Patrick WATERS, born ireland, 1882, son of Denis WATERS and Mary HALLIGAN. Was one of about 22 siblings. Married Mary KILLEEN and had six children. Lived Jersey City; buried Holy Name Cemetery. Any assistance appreciated

ENKE, PETERS posted by Enke on Wednesday, April 16, 1997

Looking for information about the parents of Charles Walter ENKE born 11/30/1885 in West Hoboken, Hudson Co. Father was born in Germany and arrived in the U.S. about 1877. Mother was also born in Germany and it is thought that her name was Marie PETERS. There was also a younger sister by the name of Marie/Mary ENKE, also born in West Hoboken.

RUBENIG, RUBENK, RUBENKOENIG, SALZMANN, ULM, ZIEGLER posted by Ann Salzmann on Saturday, April 19, 1997

Looking for information about the family of Adam SALZMANN (born April 1836 in Hersfeld, Kassel, Germany; came to US in 1862 with first wife, Catharina ZIEGLER, who died in Feb.1863; married 2nd wife, Carolina RUBENK/RUBENIG/ RU"BENKO"NIG in Newark June 7, 1863. They had a number of children.) In 1872 they operated a grocery and bakery at 4th and Harrison Avenues in Harrison. In May 1879 Carolina died, and soon after that Adam married Anna Maria ULM. They had four more children before she died in 1890. Most of the family members are buried in Woodland Cemetery in Newark. I am particularly interested in information about other members of the SALZMANN family in the US, and Anything at all about the ULM family. All I know is that she was from Alsace.

CAVANAGH, DOWNING, ELSIA posted by Alan Downing on Tuesday, April 22, 1997

My Great-uncle Edward H. DOWNING was killed by a trolley on May 11, 1912. The two trolley operators (Frank CAVANAGH and Frank ELSIA) were arraigned before Judge Blair at Jersey City, 12 May 1912. Each was required to furnish bail of $3000 ti appear for trial. Unfortunately, no trial date was given in the newspaper article. Would like to trade lookups with someone. I have access to the Library of Congress and the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

BARTLETT, BROWNING, CREVELING, MANSER posted by Laura Thomas on Sunday, April 27, 1997

Carol BROWNING; I am looking for any info on Carol BROWNING, born in Jersey City c. 1900. I do not have her parents' names. She married Harold MANSER of Irvington, NJ c. 1922 and had one son, Robert Browning MANSER b. 21 Jan 1922 in Newark, NJ. They were divorced soon afterward. She later married Jack CREVELING and was still married to him when she died c. 1960 in East Orange, NJ. She lived in East Orange from at least 1950. Carol had a cousin, married name Betty BARTLETT, who lived in Toms River, NJ. Betty's brother lived in Red Bank, NJ. I cannot find Carol in any records (census, birth, marriage, death). Please help!

STEVENSON, WADSWORTH posted by Pat Lemoine on Monday, April 28, 1997

Searching for any info on STEVENSON family, one named Ida, Jersey City, circa 1922. They sent condolence letter to my 3rd grgrandmother Elnor Stillman STEVENSON WADSWORTH. Were they related to my 3rd gr grandfather William E. STEVENSON. Any info no matter how trivial it may seem appreciated. Thank you.

KELLY, QUINN posted by Kelly Wakefield on Tuesday, April 29, 1997

I'm looking for a birth record for my ggfather Thomas J.KELLY -Possibly born in Hoboken or Jersey City in 1848. His parents were born in Ireland, and might be named John, and Katherine or Elizabeth KELLY. Also possibly a marriage record for him - Thomas J.KELLY, and Mary Ann QUINN. Have not found them on the 1880 census, but they could have possibly moved by them. Thanks for any help, it's appreciated!

CULLMAN, SHERMAN, SMITH posted by Maria Elena Foster on Tuesday, April 29, 1997

Jacob Henry CULLMAN, born August 19, 1870 in New York City, NY died 1934 in Jersey City, New Jersy. He married Louis SMITH, daughter of Joseph SMITH and Sarah SHERMAN. I am looking for information on Jacob's parents names and information on their family record. Jacob Henry CULLMAN is my great grandfather.

OKEEFE, REEVES, SEITZ posted by Ed O'Keefe on Tuesday, April 29, 1997

Looking for parents of Rose SEITZ who m. 1902-3 George W. REEVES had issue: Henry b. 1904 and Catherine b. 1906 (my mother, m. 1924 Edward J. OKEEFE, Sr.) all in West New York

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