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Posted Queries for February 1998


BARRY, DIROLL posted by William Winkle on 02/01/98
Francis J. BARRY and Anna DIROLL BARRY moved to Youngstown in 1910 from Pittsburg, PA. Am having difficulty finding either Barry or Diroll background.

HOWELL, MORGAN, WALLIS posted by Sierra Brewi on 02/01/98
Looking for any information on Ellen J. WALLIS, b 1848 OH. Need parents and siblings. Ellen m William HOWELL. William HOWELL immigrated to the US from Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales. He filed his intent 28 Dec 1854 and his naturalization 28 Dec 1856. Would like to know if William had any siblings, or if his parents William HOWELL and Ann MORGAN came to the United States as well. Thanks for any help.

GIERING posted by Brenda Strobel on 02/02/98
Any info on any of the GIERINGs would be most appreciative.

BOBENRIETH posted by Dave Bobenrieth on 02/02/98
I am searching for any information on the BOBENRIETH family in Petersburg, Mahoning Co. I located them in the 1880 census. I believe Rinehart BOBENRIETH is the brother of my g'grandfather. My aunt once saw a barn silo with the family name on it but not sure of where it was, I believe this might have been Petersburg. Any & all information anyone can give will be appreciated.

ARNOLD, DAVIS, JOHNSON, LONG, RHOADS, WARD posted by Karen Semencar on 02/04/98
WARD, James J., b 16 Mar 1872 in Staffordshire, England to James and Catherine JOHNSON, d 1 Apr 1944 in Youngstown at his home, 717 Hayes Ave. He worked for American Casuality Insurance Company for 30 years as an agent; lived in Youngstown area for 42 years after coming from the Punxsutawney, PA area. He was survived by his wife, the former Jane DAVIS, a son, George H. WARD of Youngstown, OH. Funeral services were in Hofmeister Memorial Home in Youngstown. I have no cemetery or other info on his son or grandchildren or wife and her family. James came to America with his step-father, John LONG and mother Catherine JOHNSON WARD LONG. James was the brother of my great grandmother, Mary Jane WARD RHOADS ARNOLD and she died and is buried in Oil City, PA. I appreciate any help. If you recognize the family name I look forward to hearing what you know...Thank You!

MCMACKEN, MCMAKEN, SMITH posted by Nancy McMacken on 02/06/98
Looking for info on William McMACKEN / McMAKEN, d 1840, Beaver Twp; m 1830 to Margaret Elizabeth SMITH, b 1812 in Germany. Children probably born in Beaver Twp: George, b 1831; Samuel, b 1836; Jacob, b 1838; and Uriah, b1840.

CUMMINGS, KELLY posted by Jack Kelly on 02/09/98
Desire information on my deceased grandfather, Martin KELLY who died in the 50's. Resided on Rayen Ave. If possible his wife's name, also deceased. Also information on my uncle, John CUMMINGS, also had a Rayen Ave address.

FRILL, MEALY, STOCKER posted by Juanita Settle on 02/10/98
Looking for the parents of Martin Van Buren FRILL, the parents of Goldie Mae MEALY, and both of their siblings, and parents of Walter Grover STOCKER.

JENKINS posted by Ray Jenkins on 02/12/98
Looking for info about John JENKINS family who came from England or Wales in January 1848. Wife's name was Elizabeth S. and the children were William, Richard and Catherine, ages approx. 8, 5 and 2 respectively. I only have info on Richard (my great-grand- father), but know nothing of the parents and his siblings. Thanks.

DOYLE posted by Lonnie Doyle on 02/13/98
Looking for info on a Newton DOYLE that was to have resided in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH. Any information would be a great help.

DORFI posted by Doug Kibby on 02/15/98
Mike DORFI died and was buried in YOUNGSTOWN. Like to know ancestors, coat of arms, anything to help me make my family tree.

BEATTY, BURT posted by Robert Kaiser on 02/16/98
Looking for ancestors of John W. BEATTY, b March 14,1850, moved from Mahoning Co abt 1882, died Tuscarawas Co, OH 25 May 1905, bur in Mahoning Co, OH. Married to Caroline BURT

BECKER, HARRY posted by Tina Markham on 02/18/98
Harry BECKER, b 1870, Dusseldorf, m Ida Mae HOOPER, left DUSSELDORF in 1890 or 1892, went to New York and then settled in OH. Had my grandfather, Harold Leroy BECKER 25 Aug 1911 in Sebring, OH. My grandfather was placed in Fairmount Children's home in Alliance, OH when he was young. My grandpa did have brothers and sisters but I don't have any info on them.

LAVOGUE posted by Niki LaVogue on 02/19/98
I would be grateful for any info on the LaVogue family.

PORTER, ZELLERS posted by Susan Lanphear on 02/20/98
Henry ZELLERS, Old Springfield, Mahoning Co, father of Lucy ZELLERS PORTER, b 25 Feb 1845.

KEYSER, MCCURDY posted by Robert W. Keyser on 02/21/98
Looking for info on grandfarther-Lewis Winton KEYSER, b 5 Jul 1853, Frederick Co, MD, d 8 Aug 1913, Youngstown, OH at age 61, 6 months aft resident of Pittsburgh, PA, m Sarah Jane McCURDY from PA(?). 6 daughters: Ethel, Mary, Nittie, Bissie, Helen, ?; 3 sons: Wilbur, George, Eugene L.; 19 grandchildren at time of death.

SPERLING posted by Beulah Mens on 02/22/98
Want Info William SPERLING, Wife Glenna on 1920 Census in Mahoning Co. Not listed as Survivor in Mother's 1937 obit (she died in LeHigh Co, PA.)

BARTH, HENRY, MILLER, SCHEIDEL posted by Caryl Mitchell on 02/24/98
Looking for info on Jacob BARTH, b CA 1816, and wife Catherine MILLER who resided in Younstown, OH in 1880. Believe he may be the father of Wilhemina BARTH, b 1858-1929, m George HENRY (1853-1941). She had sisters: Elizabeth, b 1844; Catherine, b 1853; and a brother Jacob who resided in Jacobsburg in 1916. Are Jacob and Catherine MILLER Wilhemina's parents? Her death certificate said her parents were born in Germany. Jacob BARTH and Catherine MILLER said they were born in England.

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