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My name is Michael Higgins, webmaster of this Higgins surname website,

My mother was;

Elizabeth Regina LIST
   Born 9 Aug 1934 in Baltimore, MD. , Died 6 Feb 1997 in Westminster, MD.
   Buried 8 Feb 1997 in Taneytown Maryland. 

She married James Albert HIGGINS, son of James Albert Higgins and Viola Virginia Kilby, on 18 Jul 1959 in Towson Methodist Church, Baltimore MD. They had a son, me, and my sister. They were divorced 31 Oct 1969.

James Albert HIGGINS was born 6 Oct 1916 in Washington, D. C.  Died 8 Jul 1986 at 5220 York Road Towson Maryland. He was Cremated. 

Elizabeth Regina LIST father was;

George Silas LIST, He was born 25 Nov 1900 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Died 19 Oct 1976 in St Josephs Hospital, Baltimore County Maryland. He was buried 22 Oct 1976 in Moreland Memorial Cemetery, Baltimore, MD. He was a welder most of his life. (see image of his grave marker)

George List on Palm Sunday in 1929

George Silas LIST married Regina Margaret DAVIS, daughter of William Wallace Davis and Margaret Ruth WINGROVE, on 12 Sep 1925 in Baltimore Maryland.

 George Silas LIST father was;

John Frederick List, He was born June 14, 1873, according to his World War One draft registration card. According to his death certificate he was born Jun 14, 1875 in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Per his World War One Draft card
John Frederick List was born June 14, 1873
It is mentioned as having Blue Eyes and Brown Hair.
His occupation, as of September 12, 1918, was as a steam pipe fitter at the Baltimore Dry-docks. His address is listed as 1442 Montpelier Street, Baltimore Maryland. His nearest relative was his wife Mary List 

He was first married to Jennie GERLACH, daughter of Jacob Gerlach and Anna Mary Burck on or about 1897. After Jennie's death on 14 Oct 1906 he married a woman named Mary J. (last name not known).

The obituary of John Frederick List from The Baltimore Sun Newspaper 11/12/1957
      LIST- On November 11,1957, JOHN F., formerly of 2534 Pennsylvania Ave.,
              beloved husband of Louise W. List.
              Funeral from William J. Tickner & Sons. North & Pennsylvania avenues 
              at 9:45 am. Requiem Mass at St. Ambrose Church at 10 am.
              Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery

He died of Heart disease November 11,1957 in Baltimore City Hospital and was buried, November 15,1957, at Woodlawn Cemetery 2130 Woodlawn Drive,
 Baltimore, MD 21207. He was buried along side his wife, Louisa W. List (1875-Mar 1963) in the plot of Theresa Centennial List* husband, Charles A. Bertrand (1906-1967).  - see image of headstone -
(*Theresa is noted on the headstone but was buried at a yet unknown location) 

The death certificate notes John F. List' parents as George & Johanna List*.
(* On Johns death Certificate after Joanna's name is typed the name of Baley is faintly visible through the correction.)

George List is assumed to have been born on board the ship ARGO in May 1847 prior to the ships arrival at the Port of New York on 24 Jun 1847.

George List married Joanna Bailey, daughter of Frederick Bailey and Hannah Zimmerman.

He died 5 October 1907 at Baltimore, Maryland.


Through research provided by a fellow LIST family researcher, Kathy DuVall ,of Richmond Virginia, i add the following information on the ancestors of George List.

George and his family came to the United States from Germany via the port at Le Havre, France through the port of New York on 24 Jun 1847 on a ship named ARGO

Port of Arrival: New York from Le Havre France on The Ship ARGO
All from Deutschland 
Margt List 36 F (Female)
John List 35 M (Male)
Johan List 7 M (Male)
Sophie List 5 F (Female)
Louis List 5 M (Male)

Image of their names on ships manifest

The church records Sankt Johanneskirche (St. John's, Catholic) at Rathausstrasse 28 in Rohrbach in Germany show the marriage of George's parents Johannes/John List and Margarethe Braun in the year before they left Germany. It is assumed that she gave birth to George on the ship ARGO.

Before that marriage, the records show Johannes/John's marriage to a first wife, and then records the first wife's death, leaving three small children: Louis, Johannes, and Sophie (Sophie happens to be the name of Johannes' mother).

Johannes (John) List was born 18 Aug 1813 at Rohrbach, Heidelberg, Kingdom of Wurttemberg*. (as it was then known as)

* see

After the death of his first wife, he married Margarethe Braun , daughter of Georg Anton Braun and Katerina M. Feigenbutz.

Margarethe Braun was born 30 June 1818 at Rohrbach, Heidelberg, Kingdom of Wurttemberg. She died 29 July 1895 at York, Pennsylvania, United States of America..

Johannes (John) List died 15 August 1859 at York, Pennsylvania, United States of America..

Johannes (John) List father was;

 Johannes (John) List , He was born 1 September 1772 at Rohrbach, Heidelberg, Kingdom of Wurttemberg. He married Sophia Margaretha Stadler, daughter of Phillip Stadler and Anna Maria Linck..

The elder Johannes (John) List father was;

Johannes Christian List

Johannes Christian List married Maria Suzanna Stadler

- Census Findings -


1930 Census  - List, John F ;  Age: 53 Birthplace: Maryland Roll: T626_853 
Race: White Page: 3A State: Maryland ED: 555 County: Baltimore City Township: Baltimore
Relationship: Head

John F(rederick) List-Head of Household-Age 53-Widowed
      Occupation= Oiler at Pumping station - Born Maryland
      Both Parents born Pennsylvania,  Lives at 1729 Hope Street
Others in Household

Louisa Wallace-Housekeeper-age 54-Widowed-
       Occupation = Private family housekeeper-Born Maryland
       Both parents born Denmark - was listed as wife in 1920 census

   View this 1920 MD Census Scan 
   List, John F. Head of Household, Male, White Age 44,
    Married. Born Maryland, Both parents born Maryland . 
    (1930 census states parents born Pennsylvania) 
    Occupation appears to say Fireman at City Pumping Station. 
    Living at an undecipherable address on Montpelier Street.

    List, Louise, Wife, Female ,White, Age 44, Married. Born Maryland,
          Both parents born Maryland No Occupation

1910 Census-Baltimore  Added 21 July 2003
Enumeration District-194-Sheet # 37 A3110 (? # hard to read) Remington Avenue

 [View  Census Scan  Scan 1910 Census]

John F (Frederick) List , Head of household,
 Male, White, Age 36,Widowed, years in current marriage-5,
 Occupation Driver of City Cart, born Maryland, 
 Both parents born Maryland
Mary J  List, Wife, 
  Female, White, Age 37,1st Marriage, 5 years in this marriage,
  2 children born in this union, born Germany, 
  Both parents born Germany.
George (Silas) List
  Son, Male White, Age 9,Born Maryland,
  Both Parents born Maryland.
  (Above person is Webmaster's Grandfather)
John W (William) List,  Son, 
   Male, White, Age 5, Born Maryland, Both Parents born Maryland. 

See above person on later census'

Winfield List, Son,
    Male, White, Age 4, Born Maryland, 
    Father born Maryland, Mother born Germany
James R  List, Son,
    Male, White, Age 1, Born Maryland, 
    Father Born Maryland, Mother Born Germany
    [See 1920 Census St Vincents Orphanage]
Mary J  List, Daughter,
    Female, White, Age 14, Born Maryland,
    Both parents born Maryland. 


View  Census Scan   1900 Census Scan                    

List, Fred* -  Living at 2623 Florence Street

 Head of Household, Male, White, Married, Age 24,
                     born June 1875, # of years married 3,
                     Born Maryland, 
                     Father Born Maryland, Mother born Germany
Occupation (appears to say day laborer but is covered with obstruction)
     * full name is John Frederick List 

List, Jenni, Wife, Female, White, Married, age 20, Born September 1879
                        Mother of 2 children, 1 living , 
                        Born Pennsylvania, Both parents born Maryland
List, Mamie, Daughter, Female, White, Age 2, Born October 1897 Maryland,
                        Father born Maryland, Mother born Pennsylvania 

    1900,  with a wife named Mary C.  living on Florence St, not far from his son John F. List

Name Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation

George LIST M Male 33 ON OCEAN Laborer 
Joanna LIST M Female 24 MD Keeping House 
John F. LIST S Male 5 MD 
Jerome E. LIST S Male 3 PA 
Miltom* E. LIST S Male 1 PA    (*Milton ) (see in later census)
Barbara HAAK S Female 14 MD Servant        

Source Information:
Census Place Codorus, York, Pennsylvania Family History Library Film 1255206 
Page Number 102C 

Another son named George Silas List was born September 12, 1881 at Baltimore, Maryland. He died in Baltimore, Maryland on May 27, 1962 and is buried at Lorraine Park Cemetery, 5608 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21207  

more on George

Closest connection in 1870 census


1870; Census Place: District 13, Baltimore, Maryland; Roll: M593_570; Page: 805A; Image: 703
Name: George List Birth Year: abt 1846
Age in 1870: 24 Birthplace: Baden
Home in 1870: District 13, Baltimore, Maryland
Race: White Gender: Male

   1860 with 13 yr old George List.

    with 3 yr old George
Name Age
John List 42
Margaret List 32
Sophia List 12
John List 10
Louis List 8  - see later census -
Geo List 3
Antonia List 2
Mary List 0

 . . . . 

City directory listings of my List family in Baltimore City Maryland

1895 city directory
List,George,Laborer,2632 Florence St
List, John F.,Butcher,2632 Florence St

1897 city directory
List,George,Laborer,2658 Florence St.

1898 city directory
List,George,Laborer,2658 Florence St.
List, Milton E., Mill Worker,2658 Florence St
1901 city directory
List,George,Laborer,2658 Florence
List, John F.,Laborer,2658 Florence
List, Milton ,driver,2658 Florence

1902 city directory
List,George,Paver,2658 Florence
List, Milton E.,Laborer,2658 Florence

1903 city directory
List,George,Laborer,2658 Florence

1905 city directory
List,George,Laborer,2658 Florence St. No. 2

1906 city directory
List,George,Laborer,2658 Florence St.
List, Milton ,driver,2658 Florence St

1907 city directory
List,George,Laborer,2658 Florence St. No. 2
List, Milton ,driver,2658 Florence St No. 2

1910 city directory
List, Milton ,Laborer,2654 Florence


1912 city directory
List, Milton E.,Laborer,2654 Florence

1917 city directory
List, George S., helper 1442 Montpelier
List, John F., Clerk, 1442 Montpelier

1921 city directory
List, George S., Welder 1442 Montpelier
List, John F.,Laborer,1442 Montpelier

1922 city directory
List, George S., Welder 1442 Montpelier
List, John F.,Laborer,1442 Montpelier

1923 city directory
List, George S., Welder 1442 Montpelier
List, John F.,Laborer,1442 Montpelier


Connected List families in census'

[View 1930 Census Scan]

John William List (Brother of George Silas List -1900-1976)
  Head of Household-Age 27-Married
  Occupation=Helper at bakery-Born Maryland
  Both parents reported as born Maryland
  Lives at 2615 Garrett Ave, Baltimore Maryland

Others in Household:

Marie R. List (Nee Davis- sister of Regina M. Davis)
  Wife-Age 20-Married-Occupation=None-Born Maryland-
  Both parents born Maryland.

William Robert (Sonny) List-Son-Age 5/12th of a yr.-Born Maryland
  Both parents born Maryland 
  (He died as a result of injuries received, May 23,1951,
    from being run over by a Army halftrack while in Army in Korea)

  William R List,  b. 10/21/1929, d. 05/23/1951, Plot: I 0 14048, 
                    bur. 10/16/1951, Baltimore National Cemetery)
                        [View Headstone Image

William Robert List 
Baltimore, Maryland
Born October 21, 1929 
Sergeant, U.S. Army Service Number 13263371
Non-hostile Death
Died May 23, 1951 in Korea 
Sergeant List was a member of 213th Field Artillery
Battalion, U.S. Army. On May 23, 1951, he was killed
in a truck accident near Taegu, South Korea. Sergeant
List was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the United
Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service
Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.  


Name Age
Milton List 41
Ida List 48

World War I Draft Registration Card
Name: Milton Emory List
City: Baltimore County: Baltimore (Independent City)
State: Maryland Birth Date: 11 Sep 1879 Race: White
Address; 823 Harford Avenue
Nearest relative is his wife Ida List

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Card 1942
Name: Milton E List Birth Date: 11 Sep 1879
Birth Place: Harford, Maryland
Residence: Baltimore, Maryland
Gives birth location as Harford County, Maryland
living with Fred List at 2534 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore, Md

- unverified -

Name: Lewis List Birth Year: abt 1845
Age in 1870: 25 Birthplace: Deutschland
Home in 1870: Shrewsbury, York, Pennsylvania
Race: White Gender: Male

Household: 1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

Lewis LIST Self M Male W 35 GER Huxter GER GER
Mary LIST Wife M Female W 28 PA GER GER
John LIST Son S Male W 4 PA GER PA
Albert LIST Son S Male W 2 PA GER PA
Agnes LIST Dau S Female W 8M PA GER PA
George PETER Other S Male W 12 --- Servant --- ---
Source Information:
Census Place Hopewell, York, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film 1255207
NA Film Number T9-1207 Page Number 555B

Name Age

Lewis List 58
Mary List 51
Frank List 16

Name Age
Lewis List 65
Mary List 59

on same image, living next door is his son;

Name Age
Frank E List 28
Margaretta List 31
Charles H List 1 2/12


More information on George Silas List (1881-1962), son of George List and Joanna Bailey

Name Age
Geo S List 27
Cecelia List 24
L Desma List 4
G Holton List 2
Gynne List 3/12
Ida Swomley 45 Mother in law
Nellie Swomley 16 Sister in law
Lease Swomley 10 Brother in law

He ran a Vaudeville House and Movie theater in Frederick Maryland


Name Age
George S List 38
Cecilia List 34
Desma L List 14     (Lily Desma List)
George H List 11    (George Holton List)
Gwynne E List 10   (Gwynne Ellsworth List)

Name Age
George List 47
Cecilia List 44

Obituary of George List from the May 28, 1962 edition of the Frederick Post (Frederick Md.)

Florida Death Index
Name: Gwynn E List
Death Date: 1 Nov 1984
County of Death: Dade State of Death: Florida
Age at Death: 74 Race: White
Birth Date: 1 Dec 1909

Social Security Death Index
Name: Gwynn List
Last Residence: 33144 Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, USA
Born: 1 Dec 1909 Died: Nov 1984
Last Benefit: 33144 Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, USA
State (Year) SSN issued: Maryland (Before 1951)

Social Security Death Index
Name: George H. List
Last Residence: 17407 York, York, Pennsylvania, USA
Born: 23 Apr 1908 Died: 5 May 1997
State (Year) SSN issued: Maryland (Before 1951)




This information compiled by Michael James Higgins 

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