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This informal group of genealogists shares (through this web site and the NY-BUFFALO-EASTSIDE mailing list) information and research challenges concerning that part of their ancestry that resided in or did business in this old neighborhood of Buffalo. Anyone doing genealogy research about this neighborhood may join. Email addresses below have been modified to minimize spam; you will have to edit the "TO" field in your email program to make the address work. Items with [New!] by them have been added as of "Last Updated." Items that are bold have been recently updated. Add or update your listing.

Last updated: 2 Dec 2007

Name Surnames Researching Streets Businesses Churches German Home Towns (Emig. Year)
Kimberly L. Ackman Kasprzak, Jasinski, Pawelski, Milley, Demrick, Marinchak Lovejoy, Ideal East Buffalo Clothing Visitation, St. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, Transfiguration  
Lois Ahntholz Boetcher, Boettcher, Gentz, Jentz     Lutheran, United Church of Christ  
Mary Frysiak Ali Bartkowiak, Bartnowak, Dobrosz, Domanski, Dota, Frysiak, Jezewski,Kaliszan,Kosmowski, Narloch, Ostanski, Paschke, Przybyl, Radomski,Szczesniak, Wojcinski, Zelasko Coit, Gibson, Michigan, Peckham, Playter, Smith, Stanton, Sycamore, Wilson   St. Stans, St. Adelberts, Polish National Church  
Ellen Allison Schumacher, Shoemaker, Schuhmacher Fillmore, Bailey and Gallveston Place      
Richard Armen Landefeld, Doeflein       Oberkaufungen, Hesse (1885); Hetzlos, Bavaria (1890)
Lisa Baitz Bachert, Baitz, Beitz, Gentsch, Kraatz, Lehner, Moeller, Pankow, Pfeil, Topp Bailey, Broadway, Cherry, Clinton, Emslie, Fillmore, Hickory, Madison, Monroe, Oak, William Louis Baitz's store on Clinton - wallpaper, paints, and glass; Peter Pfeil Cooperage Works St.John's Evangelical, St. Mark & St. Paul's, St. Peter's, and St. Stephen's; Zion Evangelical Reformed Lichtenberg, Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1856); Sprendlingen, Hessen-Darmstadt ( now Rheinland-Pfalz) (1840's thru 1860's)
Amanda Baltz

Web site

Baltz, Kirk, Radlich, Nieman, Reukauf, Jesshope, Cook W. Seneca and Cheektowga; Bogardus, Playter, Stanton, Gibson   St. Stanislaus RC Church  
Heidi (Ziemer) Bamford Ziemer, Siffringer, Alff, Maes Peach, Orange, Camp, Johnson Street, Kane, Sherman Street, North Street Edwin A. Ziemer Home Dressed Poultry, (Washington Street Market or Chippewa Street Market) St. Boniface, St. Michael's (Washington Street), St. Mary of Sorrows  
Barbara

Web site

Theobald, Weber, Hachten, Mahn, Gristmacher Mortimer   St. Louis, St. Boniface  
Linda Nebrich Beilein Beilein, Brutscher, Ernst, Fritz, Full, Grenauer, Gruenauer, Hothow, Jerge, Kavanagh, Kemp, Kieffer, LaRusch, Nebrich, Possehl, Schieder, Schroeder, Stoll, Striegel Genesee, Broadway, Kane, Mortimer, Locust, Spring, Rey, Hickory, Ellicott, Sycamore, Sherman, Brinkman, Kensington, Grider, Olympic, Norfolk, Mapleridge, Colfax, Fenimore Jerge Brother's Saloon, Nebrich Brother's Saloon St. Ann's, St. Louis, St. Michaels, St. Boniface, St. James, St. Mary of Sorrows  
John & Judy Bewick

Web Site

Seeking info on Katherine Schmidt married Wilhelm Werdein in 1890s. She is buried in German Roman Catholic Cemetery out Genesee St.

Werdein, Bruce, Bross, Swan, Schwann, Schmidt, Trampert, Sperry

Schmidt

William, Johnson, East Utica

I think Katherine Schmidt lived on Johnson St.

Bruce Meat Market on William St. until 1920's. Wife Ella Swan was first president of Buffalo Turnverein (Turners) women's auxiliary. St. Stephens E & R, St. Mary of Sorrows  
Peg Billyard

Web site

Eberle Fox George Eberle Auto Radiator Business 1547 Hertel Ave.    
Martin Biniasz

Web Site

Biniasz, Lipinski, Haloff, Cygan, Kolodziej, Kozurkiewicz Coit, Peckham, Peace, Smith Sattlers, Broadway Market St. Stan's, Corpus Christi, St, Rita's  
LaVerne Telle Boehmke Boehmke, Roehl, Heinemann, Sehler Mills, Best, Winslow, Eagle   First Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Trinity Old Lutheran, Emmaus Lutheran Preussisch-Stargard, West Prussia (1883); Erfurt, Thuringia (1839)
Pat Braun

I am looking for information about German Day In Buffalo. Phillip Braun was the originator of this event at his park on Gesesee Street.

Braun (Philip, Herbert, Donald) Genesee Brauns (Browns)Park on Genesee Street, Herb Brauns Bowlette on Genesee Street, Philip Brauns Real Estate Company    
Sara Burkholder Neeb, Roller, Meidenbauer, Woodrich, Klumpp, Schultz, Seamn, Roth, Rolf, Schwartz High, Jefferson, Cayuga, Peach, Lemon, Grey, Carlton, Genesee Huebusch's Candy Factory, Hi / Jef Saloon, Grocery at Carlton & Jefferson c. 1925 Zion's Evangelical & Reformed, Lemon St. (now Tonawanda); St. John's Lutheran, Salem Lutheran, St. Boniface Burkhardsfelden, Hesse Darmstadt, Germany (1845); Lengelsheim, Alsace Lorraine (1830); Grauenhagen, Mechlenberg Strelitz, Germany (1867); Baiersbronn, Wuerttemberg, Germany (1868, 1870); Bern, Switzerland (1845)
Jane Coleman Cameron Ryan, Gibbards Ferry Grider projects (1960 to 1964); Keystone Street, between Walden and Doat (1965 to 1967); Shiller Park; Seneca Babcock area; Gardenville. Mollenberg-Betz; Dance studio on the corner of Mosell and Genesee; Lippes bakery on on Genesee near the public library; a soda fountain next to a Woolworths on Genesee; Casper's Cafe on Walden. Frances corner store on Doat Street and Moselle. German restaurant/ bar, Sharfs.    
Robin Neal Campbell Manchester, Barche, Buckland, Loos Clarence Center, Eggertsville, Snyder, Aurora and Tonawanda areas      
Carol

Interested in lithographers, engravers, Hayes Lithographic, Niagara Lithograph, and any others

Palmer, Schreiber Johnson Street German Deaconess Hosp. c.1913    
Mary Ann Cartner Wiatrowski, Switkowski, Lachman, Witkowski Wilson, Herman, Longnecker, Strauss, Ruhland, Loepere, Lombard, Butcher shop on Genesee near Herman, Gmurek butcher on Sycamore, Kaiser, pharmacy    
Sharon Troy Centanne

Web site

See also her Family History page

Kellermann, Kellerman, Versch, Kopp, Biehl, Gantzer, Rietz, Reitz, Betz, Schauf, Hermann, Herman, Herrmann, Bauer, Heinie, Jeffers, Smith, Schmidt Brown, Monroe, Adams, Madison, Jefferson, Sycamore, Genesee, Sherman, Broadway, William, Howard, Clinton, Bailey, East Delavan, Shirley, Glenwood, LaSalle, Dartmouth, Woodlawn, Cornwall, Cambridge, Grider, Wyoming, plus all of Fruit Belt Heinrich Betz Pottery 824 Genessee, Versch's Candy Store and Post Office at Jefferson and Sycamore in the 1920s, Bauer's Tailor Shop on Broadway. All tinsmiths in 1890. All saloons in 1890. Westminister Settlement House at 421 Monroe, 1770 Broadway Palace Car Company. St. Anne's RC at Broadway and Emslie, Sacred Heart RC; St. Bartholomew's RC Church and School; St. Andrew's Missouri Synod Lutheran on Sherman St.; St. Peter's; Seven Dolors; St. Aloysius in Cheektowaga  
Coleen Christensen

Web Site

Weiss, Wolpoldt, Wolbold, Mahn, Dahl, Sheridan, Reichert Cherry   Am trying to find records; which Evangelical church would have been closest to Grape & Cherry, and where could I find its records now? Calw & Wildberg - Schwarzwald, Wuerttemberg (abt. 1886)
Jennifer Clark Tschudin, Judin; Hunsinger       Lauffen, Baden; Romansweiler and Wasselonne, Alsace
Betty Collins Heinike, Hepp, Kuhl, Lahrs, Rockey, Samson, Provoost, Hartmetz, Ziemer Monroe, Kane      
David Cornell Marquardt, Westenfelder       Bordelshausen (Bodelshausen?), Wurtemburg (1881); Leopoldshaven, Baden (1857)
Shannon Courtney

Web site

Cabana, Curtis, Gerlach, Gittere, Hartfelder, Herrmann, Koch, Kuhn, Lancaster, Lawrence, Maidwell, Mang, Petzing, Petit, Pitkin, Pluethner, Poh, Prefert, Schmidt, Young East Tupper, Genesee, Michigan, Grape, Oak, Dodge, Ellicot, Sycamore, Jefferson, Cherry, Broadway, Lutheran, South Division, Cedar, Johnson, Main St., Washington Mang and Pleuthner Grocers - 1009 Michigan St

William Mang - Leather Dealer

Petzing & Betz Jewelers

Louis Poh - Union Brass Foundry- 46& 48 Batavia St.

St. Peter's, St. Paul's, & St. Mark's (Marcus) Evangelical Lutheran Churches, St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, Trinity Lutheran  
John E. Dase

My family moved to the south side, including Dase, Mootz, Haack, Neureuter. I need to find a way to download the files; have only MS Works

Neureuter, Reimann Grape, High, Woodlawn, Sherman Hasselback Cheese Co., on Jefferson? St Matthew E&R, St. Paul, St. Marks  
Cindy Decker Fuhr   Jacob Fuhr operated saloon at 497 High St. Beerfelden, Hessen-Darmstadt (1881)  
Ann Langendorfer Derner

Looking for records of this church, or where I can write to , to get records from 1921.

Fischer, Bender, Berner, Aldinger   John G. Fischer and son , Grocers The First Evangelical Church at Spruce and Sycamore streets  
Diane Dotzler, Hailand, VanNatter Mulberry, Orange, Lemon, Cherry, Broadway, Fox   Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Boniface  
Jack Dukesbury Walter, Urban       Buhl, Bas Rhin, Alsace/France (abt. 1850); Dalhunden, Bas-Rhin, Alsace/France (abt. 1850)
Patricia Dwyer Jung, Lutz       Dauendorf, Bas Rhin, Alsace (1831)
Jean M. Emerson Then, Stein, Jauch, Weinken, Schall, Miltner Adams, Emslie, Madison, Jefferson, Liddell, Lewis   St. Ann's, St. Jochaim, St. Mary Magdelene, St. Mary of Sorrows, St. Stephens Schwenningen, Wurttemberg (1860s-1889); Mellrichstadt, Wurtemberg (1865 thru 1884)
Christopher Filippi Schneider, Whissel, Langhier, Heintz, Lieder Krettner, Sherman, Watson, Emslie, Broadway, Lovejoy Whissel Lumber Company St Ann's Roman Catholic Church St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church  
Ken Fox Brunner, Zangl       Perwolfing, Niederrunding, Raindorf; Cham, Bavaria (1892)
G. Richard Fraas

GEDCOM

Fraas, Hintermayr, Buhr, Uebelhoer, Scott Dangler, Simon, Volk, Nunamacher, Koch, Dengler, Gandy, Werninghaus, Bulger Maple, Mulberry,High, Lovejoy,Michigan, Masten, South Hampton,Dodge, Norhthampton, Oak, Elm, ASh, Spruce, Weaver alley, Ralph alley, Ellicott   St. Louis, St. Boniface, St. Anns, St. Marys, St. Michaels, St. Peters German Evangelical Groschlattengrün, Bavaria (1853)
Fay Fully   Fleisch, Flesch     Cologne (1882)
L. Galbo Galbo, Mikuszewski, Hartman, Cass, Milroy Michigan, Swan, Genesee, Sycamore, Wilson, Morgan, Lovejoy, Bennett, Seneca, S.Division, N.Division, Florida, Cherry, Fillmore, Gibson, Walden, Rother Galbo Bros. (Tile/Mosaic); Frank & Co.; Ellicott Drugs; Grocer (341 Michigan), NYCRR, Buffalo General Electric, Galbo Grocery & Produce store at 341 Swan(1900's-1930. Tailor shop owned by Jan Mikuszewski, at Fillmore & B Street and also Walden and Rother. St. Stan's., St. Ann's.  
Barb Gese Gese, Englemann, Langohr       Jessen, Sachsen, Prussia (1855)
Schafstadt / Riestadt, Saxony, Prussia (1855)
Torgau, Saxony, Prussia (1855)
Germaine Kerr (Grosvenor), Willis and Rohrbacher        
Carol Goodson Rust, Ochs, Schuster Humason (30s, 40s)

Schiller Park

     
Sharon Graf Graf, Giertz, Elsheimer, Scheu, House   Graf & Dellwart    
Natalie Hanlon Pernick, Althen        
Judy Harnden Reschke, Neubauer, Kirsch Woodlawn   St. Mary Magdalene  
Pat Hartung Doll, Friedman, Schott        
Leslie Gerard Hay Schreiber, Rupp       Eggenstein, Baden (1872)
Bruce Herb

Herd and Guenther are my paternal and maternal grandparents surnames respectively. Would value any additional information.

Herd, Guenther, Baron, Vogelsang, Pratt, Wilbert, Reinlander, Truesdel, Koeppel, Lapatra , Hall, Grandits E. North, E. Utica, Genesee, Elm, Lemon, Pratt, Mulberry Guenther's Saloon 174 E.North St., Herd Hardware & Tinsmiths 365 Genesee St., Vogelsang's Grocery 178 E.North St. St. Louis Church  
Marilyn Olear Helmrath Schoen, Guse, Olear Herman Street Charles P. Olear Roofing It was located on Elm Street, where the present Roswell Park Hospital is now. I think he sold the property to them. Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church on Broadway  
Ken Herrmann

Web site

Herrmann, Goergen, Holz, Gittere, Merz, Mosier, Schmidt, Vanlaufer, Wein Ellicott, Fox, Pine, Marigold, Pembroke, Sycamore Saloons, breweries; Brass foundry St. Marys, St. Louis  
Paul Hilburger Hilburger, Kossin, Parrish, Olear, Haimerl, Mosier, Schasel, Weitnauer Schuele, Carl, East Ferry, May , Goodyear   St.Matthews R.C. on East Ferry St., Holy Name of Jesus Church R.C. on Bailey Ave  
Steve Hilburger Hilburger, Beyer (Buyer), Hafner, Gugler, Leiser, Neubauer        
Claudia B. Hill

Her ancestors came from Poland & settled directly in the Buffalo NY area.

Androwski, Brzozowski, Burek, Cerkiewicz, Gajewski, Golabek, Hochmuth, Kieliszewski, Kolodziejewski, Lowicki, Romanowski, Skotnicki, Szyleski, Wegorzewski Brownell, Ashley, Schmarbeck, Goodyear, Mohr, Koons, 133-135 Milburn, Sycamore, Swinburne, Sobieski, Cable, Lovejoy, Townsend, Deschler, Miller

Railroad.

Lowickis' bottling works on Fillmore near Broadway.

Bernard Hochmuth, Chief Preparator, Museum of Science (stuffed exhibit animals). More recently, Westinghouse, Bell, Buffalo Forge, Trico, & Chevy Tonawanda.

St. John Kanty's, St. Stanislaus, St. Adalbert's, & Transfiguration.  
Zona Himmelsbach Bader (Pluto!), Himmelsbach       Riedseltz, Bas Rhin, Alsace (1871)
Richard Holbrook Wuest, Glor, Stumm, Bauer Mortimer St., Rey St., Genesse St.      
Debbie Holt Sekuterski, Drajem, Gorski, Kaminski Loepere St., Filmore St.      
David Hoock Hoehn, Wolff, Hoock       Runtzenheim, Elsass-Lorraine (1872); Island of Ruegen, Germany (1885)
Theodore (Ted) Hull

Ted's g-g-grandfather, John Vallee, was a resident of the Old East Side (Mathews Alley) ca. 1855-1914.

Blair (the only non-German), Brummer, Doppel, Hassler, Herr, Keller, Koerber, Meierhoffer, Neuner, Schweigert, Vallee     St. Louis, St. Boniface, St. Marys (from the very beginning!), St. Anns, and St. Mary of Sorrows  
Kathleen Illig Stabel, Hepp, Illig, Schmitz        
Kate Johnson Armbrust, Doll, Landefeld 218 Emslie, 439 Walden, , 88 Adams, 405 Clinton, 789 Genesee 597 and 599 Walden (Grocery and Saloon); John Armbrust's Sons General Hardware (789 Genesee).    
Kathy Johnson Baumler, Zimermann, Hepfel / Hoepfl       Parkstein, Oberpfalz, Bavaria (1857); Leitzweiler, Birkenfeld, Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
(also stated bei Trier, and Prussia) (1854); Waldthurn, Bayern (1853-1857)
Jim Hergert, Gerget, Rader, Roeder, Klos        
Jeanne Yax, Wetzel, Seles / Selles / Salles (1830-1910 ) Oak St. and Orange St My gggrandfather, Frank YAX worked at AM&A's (Adam, Meldrum, & Anderson's) as a haberdasher/tailor in the 1880s. St. Louis RC and St. Michael's RC churches  
Fred Jenson Jedrzejewski, Skotarski, Banaszak Stanislaus, Sweet, Loepere   Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, St. Adalbert  
Joann

I believe my grandfather Charles C. Steinwachs built several of the bridges in Buffalo as well as much of the stone work at the Buffalo zoo but I have never found anything to affirm family lore.

Steinwachs, Zeitler, Schmauss, Lautz,Mischka Washington, Welker Silver Dollar Saloon, Buffalo Catering    
Kate Johnson Armbrust, Braun, Doll, Haas, Friedrich, Landefeld, Zipp 218 Emslie
439 Walden
88 Adams
405 Clinton
789 Genesee
597 and 599 Walden - Grocery and Saloon
789 Genesee - John Armbrust's Sons General Hardware
St. Mary's; St. Boniface Ranschbach, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany (1850-53)
Ranschbach, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany (1847-48)
Bensheim, Bergstraße, Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany (1853)
Hessen, Cassel, Preußen, Germany (1853)
Athenstadt, Sachen, Prussia, Germany (1849, but came to Buffalo later)
Lynne K. Spitzer, Poellinger Madison, Monroe, Adams   St. Ann's RC  
Faith Lehner Kencel Lehner, Winter, Rich, Jednoralski, Baranski, Heim, Hartmann, Wojchiehowski Howard, Smith   St. Louis, St. Rita  
Pat Kenny

Koepkes lived in Buffalo 6 years before moving to Indiana

Koepke       Mestlin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1853)
April Hoover Kline Seeber, Hofheins, Miller, Becker, Brost, Meyer, Baetzhold Genesee, East Utica, Jefferson, Best The Buffalo German Insurance Co.,the Furrier or Tanner occupation, German Brewing and Whiskey Distilling. Records of any Lutheran churches affliated with Concordia Cemetery  
Carol Knott

Looking for any descendants of these lines.

Boller, Crowden, Kinnius, Lester Orange, Hannah, Main, Depot, S. Division, Johnson   St. Peter, St. Stephan  
Karen Kolb

Jung, Young, Birk, Kratt, Kolb, Roos, Herbst, Sperber, Gahwe Genesee, Adams, Watson, Herman, Cherry, Dodge, Brunswick, High, Michigan, Locust, South/North-hampton. Peter Young Clothier, Pullman Company; Daniel Jung's barbershop, also on Genesee. St. Peter's E&R at Genesee & Hickory, St Ann's R.C. at Broadway and Emslie, First Trinity Lutheran on Michigan, Trinity Old Lutheran, Christ Lutheran at Broadway and Fox Essweiler, Pfalz, Bayern; Essweiler, Pfalz, Bayern; Schloppe, Prussia; Dainbach, Baden; Erksdorf, Hessen; Riedseltz, Alsace; Trossingen, Wuerttemberg
Dolores L (Szalasny) Konopa

Researching Jaksice, Ironoclaw, Badkowo, Alekandrow areas that were under German rule in the early 1900's

Szalasny, Salasny. Wenckowski, Przybysz, Rutkowski, Walas, Bakowski, Konopa, Kuzara, Skierkiewicz, Malecki, Mazurek Mills St, Beck St, Rohr St, Mohr Ave, Ashley St Electric City Box, Al Cohen's Rye Bread Bakery, Grandison Candy, Sattler's, Kobacker's, Dick's Drug Store, Catholic Store Transfiguration, St John Kanty, Corpus Christi, St Adalbert, St Mary's (Broadway & Pine), St Stanislaus  
Katherine M. Kopp

Web site

Schuler, Shueler, Scheeler

Fleckenstein, Laufer, Pfeiffer, Specht / Speich, Uhlmann, Will

55, 58 Brown St.; 563, 565, 567 Monroe St.; Early 1850 until 1938.   St. Ann's R.C. Church, St. Michael's R.C. Church Curhessen, Hesse, Darmstadt, Germany (1845)

Heinrichsthal, Bavaria, Germany (1854); Gispersleben, Sachsen, Germany (1883); Thuringia, Duetsche, Germany (1884); E'pinal, Vosges, France (1843); Bartenstein, Jagstkreis, Wuerttemberg, Germany (1842); Frankenthal, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (1886)

Margaret Koski Lorig, Schwartoff Timon, Niagara Falls Blvd, Mulberry   St.Barnibus, St.Michael's  
Kathy Kovalek

Web site

Besstak, Ertz, Knoll, LaRusch, Reil, Sandel, Simon, Theis, Willyoung/Wolljung Bailey/Delevan area; Ash, Barthel, Bardol, Broadway, Brown, Camp, Cherry, Elm, Genesee, Jefferson, Kehr, Lemon, Locust, Monroe, Mulberry, Riley, Spring, Sycamore, Strauss, Terrace Flint and Kent, Key Club, Majestic Club, King Iron Works, Howard Iron Works, School 55, Globe Belting Co, Pierce Arrow

Occupations: Cigar Maker, marine fireman, baker

Organizations and clubs: Improved Order of Redman, Cigar Maker's Union

St. Boniface, St. Louis, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Mary of Sorrows, St. Ann's, St. Gerard's or St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Wadrill, Weiskirchen, Merzig, and Trier Saarland, Germany; Wadrill, Schoendorf, and Hozerath, Saarland, Germany; Roppenheim, Buhl, and Neiderrodern, Bas-Rhin, Alsace; Mietesheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace
MaryAnn Krafft Grimmelt, Weber, Zeis Mulberry St, Cherry St, Locust St   St Boniface, St Louis  
Nicole Kreuzer Kreuzer, Maul, Rich, Schreiner, Schuhbauer, Tarapacki, Weigel, Loi, Endres, Hanauer, Kocinski, Graber Maple Street, Mulberry Street, Cherry Street, Klaus Street, Fruit Belt (in general), Demster Street Washington Market, Buffalo Times, Lake Shore & Michigan Railway, Rich Marina, Flint & Kent, T. A. Beale & sons dairy St, Boniface, St. Mary's, St. Matthews (@ Sherman & Peckam), St. John Kanty, St. Peter's, St. Stanislaus, St. Adalbert  
Rosemarie Krockenburger Hermann Stadelmann       Hößlinswart (1900)
Anne Percivla Kruszka Kubler / Kibler       Riedseltz, Bas Rhin, Alsace
Stanley Kurczynski Kurczynski, Marchewka, Torjewski, Wargula, Raczkowski, Szupa, Szulcfont> Beck, Sweet, Sears, Bryson, Detroit, Wick, Sobieski, any streets off Broadway between Fillmore and Bailey Ave., and Ruhland St.      
Thaddeus W Kurczynski Kurczynski        
Lady of Isle Ruegen Braegas, Braeges, Bregas, Bregast, Bragass; Schnittker Tonawanda     Insel (Isle of) Ruegen (1907)
J. John Leitner Lang Mueckl, Scheel, Leitner, Lang, Lagergren Johnson Street, Best Street, Roehrer Street, Carlton Street, Peach Street, Grape Street, Timon Street, Dodge Street, Jefferson Street, Northampton Street, Streets bordering Humboldt Park Lang's Brewery, Bakery, Tavern at Best and Jefferson; drug store at Best and Sherman St. Mary of Sorrows, Home of the Good Shepherd, The German Orphanage, Catholic Diocese Bldgs.  
Collette LaRocque Graswitz (Graschewitz), Ott (Otto), Kulshe (?), Koch (Hoch?) Fox, Broadway, Rother, Howard (Or Houast?), Wilhelm   First Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Church on Michigan (now in Tonawanda)  
Jeff Lindstrom With Shannon Courtney: Herrmann, Pitkin, Poh, Young, Prefert, Lancaster & Maidwell.

Others: Ryan, Carney, Bowers, Gavin, Williamson, McGee, Topper, Davern.

Heward Avenue, Royal Avenue Pratt & Letchworth St. John the Baptist RCC, Hertel Av  
Dennis Lohouse Lohouse, Kinderman Adams Street      
Sandy Luss Wieder, Lichtenberger, Pers, Paplow, Kluehs, Voss     Evangelical Lutheran Christus Church (Christ Lutheran) at Broadway and Fox  
Darcy Marincak-Kuhlenbeck Marinchak, Blalock, Colucci, Hardie        
Tim Maul Maul,Sherer, Nosbisch     St. Boniface  
Darcy McCabe Schmidt, Fassnacht, Redlein, Riehl, Betz, Schmitt, Rothleder, Sigrist, Schueler, Mayer, Weinsheimer/Weinheimer Orange, Peach, Grape, Adams, Sherman, Genesee, Herman Betz Bros.earthenware (824 Genesee), Crosby Co. ( 183 Pratt St.), Smith Fish Company (330 Washington Market) St. Peter's, St. John's, St. Paul's & St. Mark's, St. Michael's, St. Mary's of Sorrows Affolterbach, Hesse Darmstadt (1866); Lutzelhouse, Bas-Rhin, Alsace (1852); Morscheim, Pfalz, Bayern (1871); Feilbingert, Rheinpfalz or Rheinbayern, Germany (1835-1845); Unterreichenbach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg (1847); Altensteig, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg (1847)
John McGee Diebolt, Elsheimer, Lutz, Metz, Wittmann       Schaffhausen, Alsace; Undenheim, Hesse-Darmstadt; Ettendorf, Alsace; Hayna, Pfalz; Rohrbach, Pfalz
Nelson Metke Metke, Weigel, Burkhard, Ziemer, Reithel, Voit, Eckert Variety of streets in Fruit belt; Matthews Alley      
Kathy Hess Miller

Web site

Hess, Herzog, Salzer, Sautter, Behrens, Spitzer Madison Beatus Herzog's Dairy Farm at 66 Madison   Grafenhausen, Baden (1856)
Willmandingen, Wurtemburg (1890)
Karen Mohr Geyer
Mandel
Mohr
Mohr
      Schleiz-Lobenstein, Principality of Reuss, Thuringia (1853)
Schwerin Parish of Nicolai, Mecklenburg (1871)
Christes, Henneberg by Suhl, Thuringia (1848)
Branderoda Merseberg, Saxony (1848)
Gilbert Neal

web site

Neal, Linneman, Fero, Vanderbosch        
David Newman Niewczyk, Przybyla Doat, Rawlins, Baily, Genesee Crables Holy Name of Jesus, No. 9 School  
Robert P. Nowak Nowak, Piskorski, Gorski 225 Miller, 138 Woltz, 106 Quincy, 285 Walden Majchrowicz Meat Market, 2023 Broadway: owned by my uncle Valentine; he made Polish sausage and made the hottest horseradish in Buffalo. Ice cream parlor on Broadway near Goodyear, the name of the owner was Greek I believe. Candy cigar store, corner of Quincy and Broadway. St. Adalberts Church and School. I attended the parochial school from 1940 to 1948 and have the graduated class picture of 1948, willing to make copies; interior shots of the church and school; also willing to share; St Lukes: Mother and Dad married there.  
Michelle Nusky Nusky Broadway      
Pam Paschke Bardol
Reinagel
Hilt / Hild
Koch
Neukirchen
Paschke
Graesser / Grasser
Manhardt / Mannhardt
Fischer
Magerkurth
Zubler
Holz
      Schweighausen, Alsace (1832)
Schweighausen, Alsace (1832)
Siltsheim, Alsace (1833)
Siltsheim, Alsace (1833)
Bonn (1847)
Kaltzig, Posen (now Poland; 1848)
Werdau, Sachsen (1849)
Lauterberg, Alsace (1849)
Kindenheim, Bayern (1850)
Kindenheim, Bayern (1850)
Oberwyl (Bremgarten), Aargau, Switzerland (1857)
Heilsburg, East Prussia (now Poland, 1872)
Douglas Paradowski

Clearwater, FL

Liebler, Brock, Thomson, Paradowski, Dobinski        
Pat Petrizzo Deboben, Bippert, Dietschler Hermann, Peckham, Walden, Ferry, Avenue A, Emslie, Clinton, Sherman, Box, Fillmore, North Parade      
Betty Pesch Powell

Looking for any information on William G.Pesch and J.Michael Leo and family.

Pesch, Leo, Albrecht, Karn 507 Genesee, 941 Northhampton Leo's Bakery, started at Northhampton St. Later located at Washington St. Market. Leo's Clothing Store St Peter's Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Church  
Keith Pundt Pundt, Meussling, Hart, Huber, Moll, Dumke, Hagman, Brummer, Zierk, Bauer, Goldenbaum, Graf, Paeplow, Kabucius Peach, Lemon, Grape, Orange, Carlton, High, Best PS 37, Hart & Huber Grocery, Odd Fellows Hall on Jefferson, Christ Sign Co. Zion E&R (now United Church of Christ), St. Peters E&R  
Liz Rehac Franz (later changed to Frank) William Morgan Building - restaurant was one of first to have electricity St. Michael's  
Dean Reinauer Reinauer William Street, Howard Street (esp. 1890) cabinetmakers, grocers St. Louis Roman Catholic Church  
Paul Reiser Reiser, Haller, Kranichfeld, Jung, Young, Mugler Oak, Walnut, Dodge   Holy Trinity Lutheran Church  
George Richmond Primary:
Kraus, Zinns, Steinmiller

Secondary:
Fougeron, Miller, Lang, Doll, Erion, Geisenhof, Glasser, Groh, Haberman, Handel, Hartman, Kolb, Mesmer, Rusch, Steinmiller, Theobald, Webber, Weppner

Main, Washington, Ellicott Various tailor and dry goods establishments of Kraus and Zinns families, including the Kraus tailor shop on the east side of Main, 800 feet north of Goodell. May have become Ray Flynn's Bar, recently torn down. St. Louis, St. Michael's, with a few leakages to St. Mary of Sorrows. Mellrichstadt, Unterfranken, Bayern (1834); Altenstadt, Bas Rhin, France (1831); Wissembourg, Bas Rhin, France (1839, 1848)
Angel Rogers Baron, Manuel        
Nancy Rose Kaeflein, Schwind, Kerber, Dix, Stadelmann, Weber Johnson, Genesee, Peckham, Fox, Monroe   St.Ann's,St.Boniface,St Mary's (Order of the Redemptorists) Pfrauenberg (Primda,Czech Republic, today), Tachov county, Western Bohemia Region (June 1852); Hardheim, Baden, Germany (abt. 1852)
Jackie Rydman Busch, Erb, Herle, Hill, Schmarbeck, and Wolff Rieman, Lemon, Gold, Fulton and Sherman Wolff grocery store at 83 Rieman Street St. Agnes  
Ann Sandler

I'm not sure any of this is East Buffalo, but I hope someone can tell me something about some of these churches or businesses.

Kirk, Bunny, Jones, Flaherty William, Lewis, Fulton, Vermont, Ferguson, Howard, Summit Avenue Butchershop at 216 Elk, Kirk & Kerspacher (T&A) saloon at 1007 William, PS #25 Broadway, PS #31, PS #21, Kirk & Co., Buffalo Stockyards, Koenig & Bunny painters Our Lady of Lourdes Church, St. Francis de Sales Church, Church of the Good Shepherd  
Nancy Sauers Sauer       Oberseebach, Bas Rhin, Alsace, France (1833)
Dirmstein, Bayern, Germany (1834)
Mary Schiffer Burkhardt, Brosterhous, Wilker, Schickler     St. Louis  
Michael Schrader Unbehaun, Toenniessen Clinton, Delavan, Clinton F.F. Unbehaun & Sons (tailors)    
Rich Schwegler

Web site

His efforts got this working group started.

Schwegler, Hagn, Weis, Gerretson, Simmett, Kelsey, Wolff, Bayerlein, Bauerlein, Beierlein, Huntzinger, Simon Monroe, Brown, Adams  Frank The Barber St Mary, St Anns, St Mary Of Sorrows, St Boniface Munich, Bavaria (1880-1893); Beilngries, Schnaittach, Hollfeld, Ebermanstadt, Bavaria; Vorn, Holland (1780-1840); Hergiswil, Willasau, Switzerland
Donald Schwert

Web site

Schwert, Rebescher, Patz, Schlee, Schlia, Rebeschke, Schwerdtfeger, Schlija, Patzki, Peters Mulberry, Dodge, Riley, Colorado, Nevada   Saint Boniface  
Ken and Joanna Sekuterski Sekuterski, Kaminski, Drajem Wells Avenue      
Muriel Selling   Monroe - Madison Peckham - Adam - Mortimer - Spring - Broadway - Fillmore - William Jefferson - Orange      
James Seyfried Seyfried       Beinheim, Alsace (1890-1892)
Julian Siminski Siminski, Kiebala, Urbanek, Jasek, Jasinski, Pluta, Plucinski, Ochab/Ochap, Gasior, Gasiorowski, Winicki, Glembocka, Fink, Wezowicz, Czajla Gittere, Barthel, Walden, Sycamore, Clark, Loepere Casimir Kiebala owned a Saloon and Confectioner's shop (Candy Store) on Sycamore St. Lukes, Holy Name of Jesus, St. Adalberts, Corpus Christi  
Annette Smith

Web Site

LeBert, Mensch Batavia (Broadway), Genesee Mensch Bros. Plumbers, Gas & Steam Fitters St. Peters German Evangelical  
Jillaine Smith

A number of her ancestors and family resided in the east side as early as 1860, including Elizabeth Betz Schmidt and Regina Erhardt Fassnacht on Adams Street.

Betz, Erhart, Glunz, Jauch, Redlein, Riehl, Schmidt, Schueler Adams, Monroe, Brown, Madison, Genesee, Mulberry Betz Bros. earthenware (824 Genesee); Smith Safe Pharmacy (not sure if it was in east side); Fassnacht and/or Smith Fish Market St. Peters, St. Johns, St. Mark / St. Paul -- all Evangelical German Lutheran. Feilbingert, Rheinpfalz or Rheinbayern, Germany (1835-1845); Unterreichenbach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg (1847); Altensteig, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg (1847); Hausen ob Verena, Wurttemberg (1865); Schwenningen, Wurttemberg (1865)
Kathy Snowberger Herman, Hornung, Kaiser, Klein, Nagel, Weiser Mulberry, High   St. Boniface Mariaekappel, Crailsheim, Wuertemberg
Johnna St. Clair Backes, Müller, Naumann, Schlegel, Leverenz, Krueger Peach, Grape, High, Sycamore, Sherman, Monroe, Peckham, William, Hollister   St. Ann's, St. Mary's, St. Mary of Sorrows, St. Boniface, St. Gerard's Bliesen, Saarland; Kell-am-See Rheinland-Pfalz; Namborn, Saarland; Horchheim, Rheinland-Pfalz; Lichtenberg, Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Carol Stewart

Seeks information about Mary Kathleen O'Neal (O'Neil) born in Donagol, Ireland, immigration to NYC and then to Buffalo to live before going to California approx. 1880.

O'Neal, O'Neil        
Dennis J. Stempien Stempien, Wojciehowski, Heftka Baitz Ave., Hirschbeck St., Paderewski, Bristol Stempiens grocery store on Peckham, Steve-Wall construction, Steves ESSO service station on William St. Corpus Christi Church, Peter and Pauls on William St.  
Holly Stonecipher Redlein, Weiss, Irion, Ulrich       Sax Coburg or Prussia (before 1848; bef. 1851); Thalheim (near Sulz) (bef. 1848)
David Strodel Strodel Fox Strodel's Dairy Christ Lutheran Church  
Barbara Tingle

 

Franz, Frances, Schneegold, Anton, Anthony, Frank, Engler   Superior Leather Company (owned by Frank and Bill Schneegold; Frank was grandfather of Barbara Tingle)    
Barbara Trautlein

Don't know if my families are from the east side. My grandmother (Edith Gottschalk) was born in Buffalo, NY. Her father, Herman Lant, may have died in the Buffalo area. Lena (Maxin) Lant Gottschalk lived in Westfield, NY where she and Anthony Gottschalk are buried.

Main, Trautlein, Schwan, Gottschalk, Lant        
Carol (Schauf) Upton Leonberger, Albig, Schauf, Brunner, Betz, Bartel, Dutzauer (Dotzour) (Dutsaurer), Hoag, Buehler (Buhler), Schick, Albrecht, Moll, Hinderer, Mapes, Engh, Jonas East Ferry, Minnesota, Delaware, Genesee, Schauf Ave., Durham, Madison, Elmwood, Glenwood, Longnecher, Gotchell, Bryant, Fillmore, Sycamore Creekside Delicatessen in Williamsville Calvary Evangelical, Parkside Lutheran  
Valentine Priester, Prestor, Kiefer Black Rock (1840-1858) Keifer Market St. Louis Church  
Robin Van Mechelen Gessner, Prehl, Steppke, Thursack (Tursak), Van Mechelen C, Fox, Kilhoffer, Peckham, Pomona, Seneca, Shumway, Walden, WIlliam, Zenner Van's Bakery (2116 Seneca, 1314 Jefferson, 1770 Abbott, 356 South Park Ave., 60 Triangle)    
Richard J. Velzy Rieman(n), Kempf and Schirra 554 Woodlawn Avenue Kempf or Rieman Clothing Store, Ferry Street, 1920s. Also any records of Bryant and Stratton Business School era 1920 ie Genevieve Rieman.Also Granger and Company food wholesalers, era 1910 to 1960; street address unknown. St. Mary's  
Elsa Vorwerk Weiler       Machtolsheim, Blaubeuren, Wurttemberg (1853)
JW Degenfelder
Kreher
Lichtenthal
Mees
Schmitt
Soldan
Volk
Wurstner
      Zöbingen, Württemberg (1856)
Münster, Kries Dieberg, Hesse-Darmstadt (abt. 1846)
Waldrach, Ruwer, Trier (1851)
Thomm, Rhineland, Prussia (abt 1850)
Waldrach, Ruwer, Trier (1851)
Heisen, Sachsen Coburg und Gotha (bef 1845)
Salzig, Bayern (1891)
Zöbingen & Oberschneidheim, Württemberg (1856)
Susan Webster Bukowski, Hycner, Wlosinski, Steinke, Szatus Sweet, Coit, Young, Sears, May Zephyr's Grill on Broadway St. Stanislaus, Corpus Christi, St. John Cantius  
Wendy Mischka, Blackmar, O'Neil, Russ, Boyle     St. Louis RC Church  
Jan Wernicki Booker, Eberle, Gierz, Giertz, Gertz, Loder, Matyjasik, Moran, Rayner, Raynor, Wernicki, Wisniewski, Beyer, Bleem, Brace, Brunner, Derda, Doherty, Dotzour, Drajem, Duge, Dunphy, Golus, Havernick, Hunger, Lanzerio, Macpherson, Mohr, Mueller, Mundt, North, Rietz, Scioli, Siffringer, Smith, Streicher, Schlossin Genesee, Adams, Peckham, Stanton, Milburn, Kehr, Wilson, Ivy, St.Louis, Pulaski Tropical Fish Labratories - 496 Genesee St. 1954-1968 St.Lukes, St. John Kanty's, St. Stanislaus, Transfiguration  
Cheryl Whissel Whissel, Wissel, Renner, Hewson, Watts   Whissel Lumber Co. St. Anns, St. Michaels, St. Marys  
Mary White Mohn       Hammelbach, Hesse Darmstadt (Nov 1868 on ship Weser)
Kathy Willrich

Looking for any info on the Willrich family that lived at 259 Monroe from approx. 1880 poss earlier till 1930s or later based on the US Federal Census. Just started researching this area.

Willrich, Dewein Monroe (specifically 259 Monroe St) Fireman's Quarters St. Ann's, St. Johns  
Wozniak Wozniak        
Mark Wozniak

Web site

Wozniak, Wojciechowski, Coit parents grew up in the Broadway-Bailey area: 132 Hirschbeck Street; 66 Shepard Street (between Broadway and Pullman); Shepard, Hirschbeck, Ashley   Saint John Kanty church on Broadway; Polish National Catholic Church  
Robert E. Wurtz

Web site

Wurtz, Isch, Gaiser   Buffalo Musician's Supply Corp. 2 Sycamore St.    
Dave Yearke

Web Site

Yearke, Gierke, Harlach, Manquen, Gruber, Doster, Drenken, Drenkhan, Frei        

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