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Third Joint Seminar: Family Roots III: Where to Begin How to Continue & Share

   Saturday, March 15, 2008

Query Column

The Queries Committee acknowledges with appreciation the donations received to cover these entries, and expresses the hope that the query will further help you locate that elusive ancestor. 

Some common abbreviations to be used in the queries are:

abt       about                                                     desc    descendants

anc      ancestor(s); ancestry                           dpl       death place

b          birth; born                                              h          husband

bdt       birth date                                               loc       location

bpl       birthplace                                              m         marriage; married

Brit      Britain/British                                        mdt      marriage date

bro      brother(s)                                               mpl      marriage place

bur      burial                                                      par       parent; parentage

c         circa; about                                            s          son

cem    cemetery                                               SASE Self Addressed Stamped Envelope

ch       children; church (per text)                     sis       sister(s)

d         death; died                                            unk      unknown

dau     daughter                                                w         wife

ddt      death date                                             wid      widow/widower

State abbreviations are those approved by the U S Postal Service and dates counts as one word.



Becker, Charles (Carl) b. 1820’s Hanau, Kurhessen. Living in Providence, RI 1890-1891. Occ. Cigar Maker at Milk, corner Chester Ave. W. Fannie, sons Louis and Frank. Maybe relative of Henrietta Becker w of Andrew (Andreas) Brickel who where living in NYC. Relatives? Ruth Becker Cipko – 



 Cost is $5.00 each or $10.00 for three queries, each must be typed or printed and 50 words or less be sure to include your contact information. Mail your queries along with a check payable to Genealogy Federation of Long Island c/o

Richard Holliday, 8 Laconia Court, East Northport, NY 11731-1611 – must be received by February 15, 2008.



Entries submitted and paid for in accordance with a notice placed in the GFLI Seminar Brochure will appear here after the seminar.

Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly , Queries Editor/Compiler


BIEG/BEIG - John J., b.c. 1839 Germany, immigrated c. 1841. He m. Wilhelmina Goeble. He d. 29 Mar 1899 NYC; He's bur. Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY Ch: John, George, Frederick K. August, Elizabeth Charles, Lena, Minnie, William Frederick, aka Godfrey was my ggf. He m. Sophia Wilhelmina Tuter c. 1896. Seeking ancestors (or descendants). Contact: Mark Waldron 631-724-4162,

BOTH - Henry b. 5 Jun 1824 Prussia, immigrated Hamburg to New York City, NY 30 Apr 1849. He m. Doris Singla bef. 1858. Henry d. 21 Sep 1879 New York City. Ch: Elizabeth Caroline, 1858-1944; Albert Wilhelm, 1860-1941, m. Elizabeth Carolina Pfeiffer, bef May 1890. Seeking ancestors (or descendants). Contact: Mark Waldron 631-724-4162,

BUTLER/COCKWELL - My great-grandfather John Butler, born 1824 Ireland, died 1921, married Anna Cockwell. She was born in 1836, Kilrekill, Galway. In 1860 census, Red Hook, Dutchess County, New York. 1920 Last known address: 827 East 218th St., Bronx, NY. Buried in Red Hook, NY. Where was he born, married and died? Contact: Harold O'Grady, 33 Anchor Court, West Babylon, NY 11704-7236; 631-397-9870.

CHAUNCEY - Lydia b. 1838 NY, mother b. NY, father b. Brit., Sis. Jane (Casey) b. 1847, Mary (Fox) b. 1843, m.Wil Cole abt 1856 Bklyn, 7 ch., 1895 Jersey City, NY w/ch. Have desc info, need anc, par + bpl, ddt & loc. Contact: Arden Regnier, 2 Chestnut St., East Moriches, NY 11940;

COLE - William b 1842 Brit. Fought CW, nativity Ire. on pension & census records. Bro. Thomas, Sis? Lori (Wilson) d. 1894 Bath, NY. M. (see abv). Need anc. Par + bpl, his bpl immig. Have desc. Info. Contact: Arden Regnier, 2 Chestnut St., East Moriches, Ny 11940;

DALE - Looking for a death certificate for John Dale who died in Hunter, Greene County, New York about 1875. There is a document "Wills of Greene County Abstract, in Greene County, which indicated that John Dale's will was probated on June 5, 1876. I believe he was born between 1805 and 1815 in Ireland. Contact: Thomas Dale;

DALE - Looking for where John Dale entered the USA. There is a note in Greene County, Hunter, NY records indicating that he donated $5.00 in 1839 to build the St. Francis Church in Hunter, NY. He was born sometime between 1805 and 1815. Contact: Thomas Dale;

DALE/RILEY - Looking for the marriage certificate between John Dale and Mary Ellen Riley. She was born in Ireland about 1820 and died in Hunter, NY between 1857 and 1860. He was born between 1805 and 1815. I believe that they were somewhere in New York before 1850. Contact: Thomas Dale;

FARRAND - Daniel (c. 1720-1803), pastor of Congregational Church, Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut for 51 years. Married Jerusha Boardman of Milford, Connecticut 20 Oct 1755, had nine children. Seek Daniel's birth and parents. Contact: William Chamberlain, 22 Bowden Dr., Huntington Station, NY 11746;

KROENER / ULRICH - Seeking information on Catherine/Katherine Ulrich/Ullrich, b. Jan 8, 1877. Daughter of John Ulrich and his second wife, Catherine Strum. Married George Kroener August 20, 1895. 1910 Census shows her a widow with children, Katherine, Joseph, Anna, Elizabeth and George living at 1291 Chisholm Place, Bronx. Contact: Ann McGuire Hill;

McBRIDE / BENNETT - Mathew, b. 1837 Ireland, d. 1885 Salisbury, Connecticut. Wife, Margaret Bennett, b. 1843, d. 1911, Amelia, NY. First two sons born in NY 1860-1862. Where from in Ireland? Married 1860, where in NY was Patrick born? Contact: Harold O'Grady, 33 Anchor Court, West Babylon, NY 11704-7236; 631-397-9870.

MEEHAN - Christopher b. 1851 County Meath, Ireland. Imm. to US 1854. In NY in 1870, married Frances Amelia Howell (b. 1850 NY). Raised 8 children: Frances b. 1872, Harriet b. 1875, William b. 1877, Charles b. 1879, John b. 1881, George b. 1885, Mabel b. 1889, Adele born 1891. Christopher d. 1926 NYC. Frances d. 1927 NYC. Any info. Contact: Virginia Ehlers;

NESSELER / ULLRICH / REUTTER - Seeking information on Katherina/Catharine Ullrich, born December 11,1850. Daughter of John Ulrich/Ullrich and Elisabeth Hock. Married Michael Reutter on July 14, 1872. They were parents of Peter and Barbara. Married John Nesseler on October 1, 1885. Died in Manhattan on November 22, 1926. Contact: Ann McGuire Hill;

PATTERSON - David, of St. George, Waldo (now Lincoln) County, Maine was 'advanced in age' in 1784. Three sons were ship captains; James, David and John. Where did David, Sr. come from? Seek is b, d, parents and wife. Contact: William Chamberlain, 22 Bowden Dr., Huntington Station, NY 11746;

SCHIRMUHLY - Henry b. August 8, 1839 Germany. Fought CW, m. Sophia Adam. Father Henry, mother? Need anc. Par. + bpl, his bpl, siblings, immigration. Have desc. Info. Miliary rec and census show Baden, Bavaria, Prussia as bpl. Henry (Heinrich) Shermuly, Schermuhly, Schimley and various spellings. Contact: Arden Regnier, 2 Chestnut Street, East Moriches, NY 11940;

SPAULDING - Edward, freeman in Braintree, MA 1640; d Chelmsford, MA 26 Feb 1670; had son Edward born c 1635. Seek Edward Sr's b, parents, m and son's b. What is relationship to Edward Spalding who came to Jamestown, VA 1619 and listed in 1624 Jamestown census with "wife, boy Spalding and girl Spalding"? Contact: William Chamberlain, 22 Bowden Dr. Huntington Station, NY 11746;

STICKEL / ULLRICH - Seeking information on Elizabeth Ullrich, daughter of John Ulrich/Ullrich and Catherine Ewald/Rodauch. Married William H. Stickel on April 7, 1912. 1930 Federal Census shows them residing at 525 73rd Street, Brooklyn with their daughters, Anna and Elizabeth. William died in Brooklyn on August 28, 1943. Contact: Ann McGuire Hill;

ULRICH - Seeking information on Phillip Ulrich, b. July 23, 1848. Son of John Ulrich/Ullrich and Elisabeth Hock. Married Anna Maria Reutter in 1874. NYC 1890 Directory shows Ann a widow living at 127 Columbia Street. They were parents of Peter Joseph, Elisabeth, Anna Maria, Phillip and Johannes/John. Contact: Ann McGuire Hill;

WALDRON - Charles b. New York City, c. 1820. Lived in NYC, m. Sarah Jane Miller. Ch: Joseph, Sarah E., Charles A., William Henry, Benjamin Franklin, Ezra, John G., Ebenezer, James, Lillie. Charles d. 29 Jan 1892 Flatbush, bur. Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn. Sarah d. 22 March 1889, Brooklyn. Seeking ancestors (or descendants). Contact: Mark Waldron; 631-724-4162,



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