Erie County (PA) Genealogy

Family Histories & Biographies


This page, started in April 2001, will contain links to user submitted family histories (genealogies) and other family stories concerning Erie County families, and to other user created web pages about Erie County families and individual biographies. Pages created and linked here will supplement individual biographies submitted to the Rootsweb Message Board Biographies classification and feature pages listed under "Faces of Erie County". As appropriate, a page will be created, or links will be established as information is made available. This page is being maintained by Bill Klauk and any material for submission, links to be listed, or questions, comments, etc. about this page should be directed to him.


George Stokes - Died in Civil War - Contributed by Betty Tripp. [New: 11/1/2008][BT03]

More Tatar and Related Family Obituaries - Contributed by site visitor Bekky Tatar-Kinsey. [11/20/2007][Updated: 7/20/08][BTK11]

Doyle & Dougan Obituaries - Contributed by Linda Dougan. [New: 4/9/2008] [Updated:6/18/08][LDG01]

Mankowski - Last Will and Testament - Contributed by Bekky Tatar-Kinsey. [New: 6/6/2008][BTK12]

Dunn Family History - Contributed by Carol Clark. [New: 6/4/2008][CC02]

Obituary of James Dunn 1887 - Contributed by Carol Clark. [New: 3/2/2008][CC01]

Captain John B. Dunlap (short biography) - Contributed from unknown source and transcribed by Bill Klauk. [12/2/2007][sys43]

James H. Delaney, M. D. (short biography) - Contributed from unknown source and transcribed by Bill Klauk. [12/2/2007][sys42]

Barnabas Cole (short biography) - Contributed from unknown source and transcribed by Bill Klauk. [12/2/2007][sys41]

Andrew McAdams and Joan Bush - Contributed by site visitor Jane McAdams Taylor. [11/28/2007][JMT02]

Erie County Civil War Veterans - contributed by various sources. Veterans include: David Elisha Dodge, Abel Wilkinson, John Billman, Joseph Billman, David Tuttle, and Henry G. (Gould) Harvey. [11/23/07][sys46]

William L. Scott - From information provided by Susan Smith, Beth Simmons, and Bill Klauk. [11/22/2007][sy103]

More Erie County Obituaries - Contributed by site visitor Bekky Tatar-Kinsey. [11/20/2007][BTK10]

Pre 1850 Harmon Family Info - Contributed by Cheryl Harmon Bills. [11/16/2007][CB10]

David Carroll - Contributed by Morton & Cynthia Thompson. [11/12/2007][MCT01]

Additional Gifford Photos - This Faces feature was provided by Myrtice Gifford Forsythe in 2001 but was never posted. It contains considerable GIFFORD family history. [1/25/2007][MGF04]

Miscellaneous Erie County Obituaries - Contributed by site visitor Bekky Tatar-Kinsey. [1/25/2007][BTK02]

Tatar and related family Obituaries - Contributed by site visitor Bekky Tatar-Kinsey. [1/24/2007][BTK01]

Family of Henry Sherman - Contributed by site visitor Marcia Hellam. [11/26/2006][MH01]

The Wiler Genealogy - Timeline - Contributed by site visitor Bill Wiler. [11/05/2006][BW01]

Brace Family - Greene Twp - Contributed by site visitor Esther Rancier. [11/03/2006][ER01]

Military - Revolutionary War, Martin Harmon and Randall Wheeler - Contributed by Cheryl Harmon Bean Bills. [11/01/2006][CB06]

Rosenburg Family 1925 - 1928 - Contributed by Jim and Carol Rosenburg. [06/19/2006][JCR01]

November 1925 Traffic Fatalities - Contributed by Joyce (Bush) Cubley. [12/24/2005][JBC01]

The Kidder Reunion Book - Main Index

- Contributed by Judy Smith Magons. [12/15/2005][JSM03 through JSM08]

Kidder Family Genealogy and Kidder Genealogy Index - Contributed by Judy Smith Magons. [12/12/2005][JSM01 and JSM02]

Revolutionary Ancestor, William Gifford - Contributed by Myrtice Gifford Forsythe. [12/11/2005][MGF01]

Ira M Bush - Bootlegger - Contributed by Joyce (Bush) Cubley. [12/2/2005][JBC02]

Pierce's buried in Erie County, PA - Contributed by Mary Saperstein. [11/29/2005][MS03]

Prindle's buried in Erie County, PA - Contributed by Mary Saperstein. [11/29/2005][MS02]

Dudley's and related families buried in Erie County, PA - Contributed by Mary Saperstein. [11/29/2005][MS01]

Martin Harmon and Charles Vaughn - Contributed by Cheryl Bills. [8/13/2005][CB05]

Clother B. Allen and Abraham "Abram" Silverthorn - two short family histories contributed by Joan Fiesler. [8/12/2005][JMF01]

Jabez Chapman, father of Ann Northrup - Contributed by Cheryl Bills. [4/24/2005][CB09]

The Russells of Belle Valley - Contributed by Susan Smith. [1/28/2005][SS15]

Descendant of John Calvin Baldwin - Contributed by April Worster, this family history supports some of the photos in the Faces of Erie County also submitted by April. [1/24/2005][AW03]

Albert H. and Ella Dumond Pattison - Contributed by April Worster, this family history supports some of the photos in the Faces of Erie County also submitted by April. [1/21/2005][AW02]

Biographical Sketch of Wm L Brown Jr and other Family Members - Contributed by Dennis Traver. [1/20/2005][DT01]

Descendants of John Allen - Contributed by April Worster, this family history supports many of the photos in the Faces of Erie County also submitted by April. [1/19/2005][AW01]

Descendants of Richard R. Lewis - Contributed by Judy Bruckner (by way of Bimmy Urso), this is a two generation family history going back to Richard R. Lewis who settled in the Union City area. [1/7/2005][JB01]

The Baldwin Family of Amity Township - Contributed by Dana Baldwin Lorenz, this is a detailed family history going back to Ebenezer Baldwin who arrived in the county about 1835. [6/17/2004][DBL01]

Chautauqua Lowry Extract - Extract from History of Chautauqua County, NY concerning the Lowry family mostly of Erie Co (PA) submitted by Beth Simmons and transcribed for the website by Joyce Anthony. [4/20/2004][BSI16]

Lamp Lighters of Springfield - Article submitted by Evelyn Baker concerning the 23 years when street lights of East Springfield Borough were lit by "Lamplighters". [4/19/2004][EB21]

Abel Thompson and Family of Union City - Article submitted by Beatrice Leemhuis. [4/18/2004] [BL01]

Stories About Matthews Harrington and His Descendants - Article submitted by Andy Pochatko. [4/17/2004][AP04]

Samuel Keefer / Samuel McCray / Samuel McCrea - Short article submitted by Patricia McCrea concerning these men and their relatives. [4/17/2004][PMC01]

Cattle Markings of Springfield Township - Article submitted by Evelyn Baker concerning the registered markings on animals owned by early Springfield Township residents. [4/17/2004][EB20]

Kuhn Family of Elk Creek Township - A brief history of the family of Walter Kuhn, early Elk Creek settler as contributed by Merle Kuhn. Contains links to a very populated off-site family history. [1/12/2004][MKU01]

John Robert Smith Journals - Announcement concerning the discovery and ongoing transcription of the journals of Harbor Creek resident John Robert Smith. Contributed by Beth Simmons. [1/6/2004][BSI15]

DeWolf Family of Conneaut Township - Story from the December 26, 1907 Albion News about the DeWolf family. Contributed by Andy Pochatko. [12/13/03][AP03]

Family of THOMAS J. BARTON and RHODA N. CALKINS - Biography and descendants Thomas J. Barton who settled in Erie County about 1855. Contributed by site visitor Donna Merrill. [11/13/03][DME01]

Abel Whitney Chronology - Census records and land records (deeds) from 1820 to 1851 associated with Abel Whitney. Contributed by site visitor Cathy Herpich. [11/8/03][CH01]

Capt Josiah McIntyre & Lucy Richards - Short biography of this person and his wife as pertains to Erie County. Contributed by Beth Simmons. [11/7/03][BSI14]

Robert Knapp Family History - Genealogy of Robert Knapp, Sr., early resident of Lake Pleasant. Contributed by Clarence Burkey by way of Katie Costello. [10/5/03][KRC01]

Alexander Davis Family History - Genealogy of Alexander Davis and Related Families - contributed by Stan Morgan. [10/5/03][SM01]

Wilbur Davis Family History - Biographical sketch of Wilbur Davis, his father George W. Davis, and grandfather Phineas Davis, extracted from "Miller 1909" by Allice Burns Reynolds. [4/20/03][ABR01]

Rees' Pieces - Part One - Written and contributed by Beth Simmons. Rees' Pieces has been split into five parts for ease of presentation on the web site. Part One is Background and an Introduction to Thomas Rees. [All 5 parts are New: 3/27/03][BSI09]

Pomeroy Journals - 1820 to 1840 timeframe - Extracted from a Pomeroy History and contributed by Nancy Schlobohm. A 1837 Tavern Story from James Pomeroy journal and an earlier listing of names from Nathaniel Pomeroy. [3/8/03][NS01]

The Descendants of George and Margaret Lowry - Written and contributed by Beth Simmons, this is the Family Tree portion of the Lowry Clan story. [2/4/03][BSI08]

The Lowry Clan - Written and contributed by Beth Simmons, this is the story of Margaret Lowry, her 10 sons, and the interrelated Barr and Wilson families who were pre-1800 settlers in Harbor Creek and North East Townships. [12/24/02][Complete Revision and Family Tree added - 2/4/03] [BSI07]

Harbor Creek Twp Names Index to Erie Co Histories - Compiled and contributed by Beth Simmons, this is a name index to the four popular Erie Co Histories - Beers, Nelson, Miller and Reed. [12/24/02][BSI06]

William H Armstrong, 1st Erie Co Supt of Schools - Contributed by Janet Armstrong Kliven [9/7/02][JAK01]

Historical Marker - Otto Maya - Submitted by Bill Klauk [8/26/02][BK02]

Historical Marker - Col Philip Cochran - Submitted by Bill Klauk [8/26/02][BK01]

Brindle Family History - Submitted by Evelyn Baker. Original article from research and from material provided by Brindle descendant Florence Myers Sorenson. Includes pictures of Brindle Homestead. [8/25/02; updated 9/13/02][EB19]

Biography of Daniel Sherrod - Submitted by Marilyn Konruff. An original article concerning an early Elk Creek Township and Washington Township settler. [7/14/02][MK01]

Shepard Family - Submitted by Nancy Richings. This original article is in part tied to the Jane Smith Shepard article shown under the Smith Family 2nd generation, but also provides some information on two other Shepard brothers. [04/02/02][NR04]

Carroll Family - 1801 Union Twp area - Submitted by Barbara Carroll, this story was written about 1937 by her husband's grandfather, Lewis F. Carroll. [10/17/01][BC01]

Samuel Brooks Family - Corry area - Created and submitted by Ron Bloch. From this page you can also go to previous generations, namely James Brooks of Tompkins Co, NY. [3/14/02][ROB01 to ROB03]

Thomas Smith Family of Venango Township - Part 1 - Created and submitted by Susan Smith. [11/3/01][SS03]

Thomas Smith Family of Venango Township - 2nd Generation - Created and submitted by Susan Smith. [various dates 2001][SS04 to SS14]

Samuel Smith John Smith Nancy Smith McNair
Sarah Smith Davison James Smith Hannah Smith Wilson
David Smith Jane Smith Shepard Mary Smith Robison
Robert Smith Harvey Smith  

Early Days in Wellsburg - transcribed and submitted by Mary Silfies Mills. About Samuel Wells and others. [3/13/01][MSM02]

Cobbler's Children - Thomas & Eve Bonnell - Part 1 - Created and submitted by Beth Simmons. [12/5/01; updated 10/4/03][BSI04 and BSI05]

Coover/Bonnell Families of Waterford - Created and submitted by Beth Simmons. [12/5/01; updated 10/4/03][BSI03]


Links to off-site Erie County related Family Histories

"Genealogy of Wisniewski-Sikora families" - link submitted by Edward Wisniewski. Four main Erie county families are Wisniewski, Sikora, Surovick, and Trojan, but there are many other individuals and families shown. The site is secured so that an unauthenticated user can not see living persons or info/media on living persons. [link added 1/9/08]

"The Francis Family Home Page" - link submitted by Charles Harrison Francis. This site contains family history information on the FRANCIS family, including those that settled in Erie County and are buried in Francis Cemetery. Chuck has provided the following in a 2006 email: "All my data is maintained on my website and there is quite extensive information on the Francis family of Erie County during the 1800ís I also have a copy of the book Descendants of Robert Francis of Wethersfield which is a genealogical history of the earliest Francisí of Wethersfield Connecticut. If anyone is interested I am willing to do lookups for them and share data. I have research back to the 1400ís.." [link added 11/23/07]

"The BLYSTONE Family Genealogy" - link submitted by Jeffrey W. Blystone. This site contains family history information on the BLYSTONE family, some of which settled in Western Erie County and Crawford County. [link added 11/22/07]

"Gool Family Ancestry Erie, Pennsylvania" - link submitted by Ellie Cullen. This site contains family history information on the GOOL family. [link added 11/27/06]

"Chronicles of the Descendants of John Cass" - link submitted by Dennis Cass. This site contains family history information on the CASS family of Harbor Creek Township. [link added 11/1/06]

The Bliley Network - by Charles A. Bliley. This excellent website not only contains the family history and genealogy of the author (who was born and raised in Erie County), but also several other Erie County related features. Erie families in the Bliley family history include Bonnell, Bliley, Coover, Mead, Kaiser, Dawson and Rosenberg. The site also contains Lulu Dawson Bliley's Photo Album (much of this is from the Corry area), and a History of the Bliley Electric Company from it's founding until 1955. This last feature was recently expanded to include the biography of John Martin Wolfskill, Chief Engineer at the company. [link added 11/8/03]

Stancliff Family Website - by Bob and Sherry Stancliff. The Stancliff family was one of the early Erie County families. Erie families include Armstrong, Crandall, Crouch, Crow, Giddings, Goff, Goodale, Holder, May, Nichols, Olds, Pinney, Potter, Stafford, Stanclift, Stancliff, Talmadge and Thompson. [ link added 8/22/02]

The Walling/Marshall Family of Erie Co. PA - by Fred Griswold. Includes a 1910 Walling/Elliott/Wilkinson Reunion Picture (see next listing).

Descendants of Abel Wilkinson of North East, PA - by Karen Michaelis. Includes a number of photos.

Kuzma Family - by Joanne Kuzma.

Unfortunately, the links no longer work to the following sites. I will update as information becomes available.

Alexander Hamilton of Edinboro, PA - by Kathy & Bob Groner.

Arduini & Pizzo - An Italian American Family History - by Frank Arduini. Includes excellent background material on Italians to Erie, the Italian neighborhoods in Erie, and many stories involving life in Erie.

 


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