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YATES, Bertram - Mon Oct 6, 1997

Seeking info on= 1) Raymond F Yates (1895-1966) Lockport, NY 2)Charles Henry Yates (1858-ca 1921) Lockport, NY - Niagara, NY 3) James Yates (b. ca 1827) - 1851 Ontario Census (Haldimand Co.) Fisherville, Ontario, Canada to Wilson, NY 4) Thomas Yates (?) somewhere in Canada -- said to be a Sgt Major in War of 1812 serving wirth Maj gen Isaac BROCK and possibly married into his family. Raymond was famous author and resident of Lockport, NY. His ancestry originated in Albany NY area, then to Quebec or Ontario as Loyalists during American Revolution, then into western NYS round Lockport. Trying to establish lines to early Albany ancestors, pre-Canada. Thanks,
Bill Yates

YATES, Raymond F. - Mon Oct 6 1997

Seeking ancestry of Raymond Francis YATES (1895-1966, Lockport, NY). Father was Charles Henry YATES (1858-1908), Gr-Father was James YATES of Quebec, Canada, gt-gr-father was Thomas YATES . Seeking info on their loyalist links back to Albany, NY, before the Revolutionary War. Went to Fisherville, Quebec, Canada, before returning to states at Lockport area of NY.
Bill Yates

YORK - Sun Nov 16 1997

I am looking for any marriage or naturalization records concerning John F. YORK and Elizabeth (STANZEL) YORK that occurred in the time frame 1877- 1892. Additionally, I am looking for any records of birth for their sons, John Francis YORK born Feb 1888 and George Washington YORK born July 6, 1890. Sometime after 1892 the family moved to Cleveland, Ohio.
Gary C. Ritter

YOUNG - Mar 23 1997

I'm looking for any information you may have on a Jacob Young.We think he was born in 1840 in Germany he did serve in the civil war, and he died in 1930 in Niagara Falls. At one time he lived on Goat Island or Bath Island? His son was born on the Island. Thank you for your help.
Kathi Young
PO Box 363
Ransomville, NY 14131

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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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