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DRAKE - Death Record

I'm trying to locate a record for a death which might have occurred in Niagara County in December of 1945 or January of 1946 for ANYONE with the surname of Drake. If you know of anyone who could help me, please let me know. Thank you so much. - Feb 23, 1998
Candace Perakovich

HARTH - Niagara Falls

I am doing genealogy research and was wondering how I can find some information in one of the Niagara Co. newspapers. I am trying to find information on a Phillip Harth who was the murder victim in Niagara Co., NY in about 1858. He was married to my 3rd great grandmother 1st and then she married my 3rd great grandfather Johann Adam Mathes. I am also trying to find out when and where they were married in NY.

The paper I am interested in having someone look would be: Niagara Falls gazette (Niagara Falls, N.Y. : Weekly)
OCLC: #09862780
Published: 1854-1896
Microfilm: s={1854:5:17-1895}
Call number: NY 98 Niagara Falls 93-3203
Wendy or


I have just learned that there are a number of Harvey's liisted in the 1860 Federal Census for Niagara Co. I have listed them below along with the page numbers and towns. If anyone can give me any information on any of them I would be most grateful.

In return I have access to the Federal Censuses for the state of Pa. and would be willing to trade lookup time with anyone that may be able to help. As an alternative I am willing to pay any reasonable fees for any help.

I am most interested in the Silas Harvey listed on pg. 549 Royalton.

According to his War of 1812 papers obtained from the National Archives, my 3rd ggrandfather Silas Harvey b. 1795 Ma. was known to be in Niagara Co. in Oct. 1813 when he was inducted into the NY. State Militia. "He was mustered at Black Rock and after a few days marched north to Fort Niagara where he volunteered to cross over and occupy Fort George. He was discharged at Fort Niagara in Dec. 1813 a few days before the British burned Buffalo".

He is next found in Crawford Co. Pa. in 1820 with wife Rachel Paden and two sons both under age 5. He migrated to Ashtabula co. Oh. about 1829.

In 1855 Silas and Rachel divorced and both returned, separtely to Crawford Co. Pa.

Here we lose track of Silas except for a brief notation in the Crawford County records of a refusal to serve as executor of his father's estate by his youngest son Benjamin Franklin Harvey in April 1862.

There is a persistant family tradition that Silas "is buried up by Lake Erie".

I think there is a possibillity that we may have found him up here in Royalton in 1860.

Harvey, Adam NY NIAGARA CO. LEWISTON 628 1860 
Harvey, Augusta NY NIAGARA CO. LOCKPORT 973 1860 
Harvey, Charles NY NIAGARA CO. NIAGARA 098 1860 
Harvey, Henry NY NIAGARA CO. NIAGARA 115 1860 
Harvey, James NY NIAGARA CO. NIAGARA 098 1860 
Harvey, Silas NY NIAGARA CO. ROYALTON 549 1860 
Harvey, William NY NIAGARA CO. LOCKPORT 1044 1860 
Richard J. Harvey
423 Falls Ave
New Castle, PA 16105

JOHNSTON - Obituary, Lockport

I am trying to get an obituary on Mehitable (Baily) JOHNSTON, born in June of 1802, died in Lockport New York in Oct. or Dec. of 1875. Was the Lockport Union & Sun published then?. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, James L. Burns - March 1999
James L. Burns
Box 420
Curtis MI 49820

MINDHAM - Obituary, Lewiston

I am seeking a kind person to lookup a Lewiston obituary for me please. Adelaide MINDHAM died in Lewiston N.Y. Jan of 1986. Searching for information contained in the obit. Will be happy for information to just be e-mailed to me. Thanks to anyone willing to do this for me. Cindy email me at - Wed., July 15, 1998.
Cindy Mac Suibhne
Bowerston, OH

NORTON, Lockport 1840

I have the follwing information; Harvey NORTON, Niagara County, Lockport Village roll no. 311 page 93.Would someone be able to look this up for me and e-mail the information.? I think this may be our great-great-grandfather Harvey born in New York 1802 - June 28, 1998
Melinda Norton


My g-g-grandfather Patrick O'Connor (b. 1826) married Ellen Dolan November, 1851 in Lewiston, NY. I am trying to acquire a copy of the marriage certificate, or at least verification that it did take place via state records, newspapers, etc. Any information or help can be mailed to: Thanks in advance! - Mon Mar 30, 1998
Mark O'Connor
4721 Gainsborough Drive
Fairfax, Va 22032


I have several ancesters buried in Niagara County. For the SCHMIDT and many related surname lines, I have people buried at Northridge Cemetary and St Peter's Lutheran Cemetary in Cambria, NY.

QUESTION: Does anyone know if the old german parish registers still exist for St Peter's? If so, I could check the baptism, marriage, death records they would contain for my SCHMIDT family from the 1870s onward. The church is still in existance. Anyone know? Or have a contact? Thanks, Debbie - Dec. 1998
Debbie Smith


How do I contact someone who can do a Niagra County look-up for Samuel and or Susan TAYLOR, 1855 census? Or the 1850 census if not found in the 55. Samuel and Susan would be in an approximate age range of 22 to 48 years. By l855 they had two sons Willard and Alphy, about 4 years and 1 year of age. Fees, of course, expected and cheerfully remitted. Many Thanks,
Bill Taylor


I am attempting to obtain the death certificate of my grandfather, Fred VORPAHL of North Tonawanda. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank You - Jan. 1999
Mark Vorpahl
3407 Oak Lawn Drive
Clarksville, Tennessee 37042

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