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Old Surname Database -- Surnames 'U' -> 'Z'


Ulman -- Seeking any information and descendants of John ULMAN and his wife Catherine HOFF, living in Niagara around 1800.

Submitted by:  Bonnie J. Petee

Upper -- Francis G. UPPER - born in Welland Co., Ontario 1833. Married Sarah BRADY of Ireland

Submitted by:  William J. Upper

Upper -- George Wilson UPPER - born in Welland Co., Ontario 23 Apr 1865. Married Mary Magdilene THIELAN (1862 - 1931)

Submitted by:  William J. Upper

Vanko -- Information re: date of birth and place of birth; parents names; date of immigration to Canada; full name John Vanko; Lived in Welland, Ontario; Thank you.

Submitted by : Wanda Hart
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Vogan -- I'am looking for any info. on any Vogans living, or that lived around the welland area and there family history.

Submitted by : Ralph G Vogan
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(VON)BEHRENS -- Charles Spitzer was born in Germany in 1810. He was an innkeeper in Chippewa in the 1860's. His daughter, Rosina Spitzer married Conrad Von Behrens, from Germany. The families moved to Niagara County, NY in the early 1870's. Does anyone have any knowledge of this family?

Submitted by:  Kathy Miller

Walker -- William Walker Sr. b.1743 poss. Ireland or North Carolina d.1819 Grimsby Twp. 1st m.1767 poss. Ireland or North Carolina, Sarah (Unknown) b.1746 d.1806 Grimsby Twp. William 2nd m.aft.1806, Elizabeth Baldwin b.1762 d.1817 Grimsby Twp.
William was a Loyalist and served in the army of Lord Cornwallis. He named his home "Walker Hall", which still stands on the shore of Lake Ontario in Clinton Twp. on the original Crown lands granted to him in 1794. The Hall is now a teashop and is no longer owned by the Walker family. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Churchyard, Grimsby, The inscriptions and dates read: "Erected to the memory of William Walker Sr. who departed this life October 22 1819, in the 76th year of his age." "Here lies the body of Sarah Walker, b.1746, wife of William Walker who departed this life the 6th day of April 1806, in the 60th year of her age." "Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth Walker, second wife of William Walker. Born 1762, she departed this life on June 25, 1817 in the 55 th year of her age."

Submitted by:  W Walker
Email:  W. Walker

Walker -- Searching for information on Allen and Anna Walker, parents of Gideon Allen Walker b. 1836 d. 1897, married to Eliza Johnson daughter of James & Andelius Johnson.  Also there was a son James born abt. 1838 m. to Catherine Johnson , and a son Reed b. abt 1841 m. to Nancy Daiken. As of now these are the only children I have for Allen and Anna Walker. Gideon and Reed were listed in the Norfolk County Marriage Register 1858 - 1869. James was listed in the Oxford County Marriage Reg. I have not been able to trace the parents in Norfolk Cty. so I thought possibly to try the surrounding area. Would appreciate any information anyone can give me.

Submitted by : Helen Brenneman
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Walmsley -- Family of Earl Walmsley, born 8/28/1890, died 3/6/74. Married 9/5/23 to Clara Louise Kiemele. One daughter, Eleanor. Divorced Clara, date unknown. Associated with Chippewa area.

Submitted by : John Werner
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Walters -- Searching for Descendants of Frederick Walters b 1822 d 1904 in Clinton Twp son of Frederick Walters and Catherine, married Sarah (Sally) Ann Anderson b 1830 d 1909 in N Grimsby, daughter of John Anderson and Jane Beam.

Submitted by : Sandra Dennis
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WATTS -- I'm seeking information about Joseph WATTS of Grimsby, Lincoln co., Ontario. Born in 1834 in Leicestershire, England he came to Ontario and married Catharine HOPKINS (1842-1917) of Grimsby. Catharine was the daughter of Thomas HOPKINS of Grimsby. Joseph WATTS died 1892 in Lewiston, New York. Joseph & Catharine had a daughter Jane (aka 'Jen')(1862-1937). She had a child by Walter P. PALMER (1851-1907) of Grimsby. Any information helpful.

Submitted by : Erik Jensen
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Weller -- My great grandparents were born and married in Merriton, Ontario. Their names were Jonathan and Bidney Jackson, and thier date of marriage was March 26, 1877. Jonny was born Feb 26, 1853 and Bidney was born June 27, 1856. Any information you can give me on either of them would be greatyl appreciated. I do not know what Bidney's maiden name was, but would love to find out. Thanks Colleen

Submitted by : Colleen
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Welsh -- James & Honoura Irish imigrants from Limerick He worked on the Welland Canal possible as bridgeman or lockmaster in Port Robinson Ont.

Submitted by : W.R. Young
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Wessels -- I am looking for info on a AIDA MAUD WESSELS and E. ANNABEL WESSELS.  They are buried in the First Presbyterian Cemetery in Pelham, Welland County. I would like to have an address for the church to write to and any information I can get on these two and their families.

Submitted by:  Linda Herman

Wever/Weaver -- Seeking any info on family from Alsace Lorraine, France. In the 1871 census I found that they were in this district, but later lived on Grenadier Island. Original name was Tisserand, changed to English translation upon arrival to Ontario. Michael WEAVER m. Catherine ?, their daughter Catherine, b. 1824, married Joseph SENECAL.

Submitted by:  Gloria Cruppi

Whitwell -- Susan Whitwell appears in the 1861-1901 Niagara censuses as a widow. Who was her husband? Any connection to Susannah Stevens, same age, who appeared in 1851 Niagara census with Susan Whitwell's children?

Submitted by : Elizabeth Dubec
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WILLIAMS -- I am looking for the Christopher Williams family who emigrated to Ontario from Ireland in 1851. His son Christopher moved to the Niagara area some time in the later part of the century. The family lived in the Niagara area from that time on to the present day. Christpher's son Jame's Walker Williams was my great-grandfather. Any help would be appreciated. Many thanks.

Submitted by: Marianne Wakileh

Williamson -- William WILLIAMSON (b 7/10/1834, CO. Tyrone, Ireland) Wife - Johanna FAY (b abt 1845, Ireland) Lived in Merritton, Lincoln County from about 1878 to death in 1907 had ten childrn: William (1862), Mary jane (1864), Thomas (1867), Elizabeth (1869) Margaret (1871), Matilda (1873), John (1876), Henry (1878), Emma (1881), Cora (1887)

Submitted by : Mike McMahon
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WILLSON --  Lloyd Alfred Willson, farmer in the Smithville area, Married to a lady named Fitz, (unsure 0f the spelling) whose family apparently still live in the Smithville area. He was born Feb 16, 1885-7 and had some brothers. Glen, Harley, Wilfred. His wife died and he married a lady named Annie, nee Boughner, in the Hamilton area. His daughters, June, and Luella LaVera (my mother). He served in WW1 nad I have requested info on these names previously mentioned. Lloyd apparently was born in Attercliffe, as a farmer, moved to Smithville and farmed. When his fiorst wife died he moved to Beamsville and worked in the quarry. At the War he was released in Hamilton and began a relationship with his brothers wife Annie. His brother Glen was released in Hamilton and never returned to his wife, Annie
The double LL in Willson was dropped when the two daughters were registered. Willson > Wilson

Submitted by:  Nathan Church

WILSON -- William Wilson was born in Co. Tyrone, Ireland in 1829.
He and his wife, Eliza CLARKE, were married c. 1853-54
and came to Thorold soon after marriage.

Submitted by: Frederick G. (Ted) Wilson

WILSON -- Looking for information on Mat(t)hias Wilson (nickname: Tice)  Birth : ABT. 1868 Dunnville, Ontario, Canada
Death : 6 Mar 1951 Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Submitted by: Joe Wilson

Wintermute -- Seeking burial place and date of death of Mary Catharine Wintermute. Born circa 1824. Daughter of Abraham and Mary. She married Calvin Goodenough.

Submitted by : Donna Fratesi
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YOKUM  --  I am searching for the mother of HULDAH YOKOM, born ca. 1810-1814 Crowland, married to Benjamin F PRATT, Huldahs mother was named CHRISTINA ? married Richard YOKOM, born 1774 Mifflin, Montgomery Co. PA to Crowland, ca. 1800.
The YOCUM spelling is the family spelling, to YOKOM, in Canada.  I have a lot of infoon this YOKOM family but need to find Christina, may also be called NANCY.

Submitted by:  Dee Davison

Yorke -- Looking for information on Silas Vandevere YORKE who moved to the Niagara region about 1808. He fought in the War of 1812 first with the 3rd Lincoln Flank Company then in the Incorporated Militia. He was married to Anne ? and had 4 children. Any assistance would be gratefully accepted.

Submitted by : Ian Ireland
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Zimmerman -- Looking for information on and parents of Peter ZIMMERMAN (b.c1832 France?)and Lorinda BARBER (b. 24 Nov. 1837). She is the daughter of Norton BARBER. They were married on 12 Sept. 1854, he being listed on Marriage Certificate as being from Louth and her from Clinton.

Submitted by : Eric Berkhimer
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