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Walter Jay Aschenbach

Walter J. or Walter Jay
Walter is listed under "Aschenbach and Garrabrants" in the 1910 Newark City Directory. According to the Newark Public Library he is profiled in a Frank Urquhart's History of the City of Newark, New Jersey, 3 vol published in 1913.
Buildings designed by Walter J. Aschenbach were:
1. Hobbs Building, corner of Oliver and Mulberry Streets
2. Residence of Benjamin Schloss, High Street
3. Cafferty Leather Plant, Frelinghuysen Ave.
4. Residence of Robert Funger, East Orange
5. Donald Building, 69 Market Street.
6. Troy City Laundry Building, Market Street.
7. Apartment Building for B. Chester, Main Street, East Orange
8. Vaudeville Theater. corner of Oakwood and Parrow Avenues, Orange

Jessie Berking Aschenbach

Hard copy picture in Ruth Nunes Genealogy notes in Joan Say's file folder of father Jesse B Aschenbach, and sons James E. Aschenbach, William J. Aschenbach, and Nephew, Donald R. Seelen (Son of Alice Aschenbach Seelen)
In 1910 Jessie was treasurer and Oscar Valentine was president of William J Aschenbach and Sons Harness Co. On October 7, 1998, Jessie's grand-daughter, Doris wrote Ruth Nunes, "Jessie never went to the Catholic church with our family. I don't know if he went to the Protestant church with Jack's family. Jessie was a good man; his wife died in 1928 after 9 years of being bedridden with rheumatoid arthritis. He never remarried; he lived alone in a small room in the rear of his leather shop in Bloomfield, NJ. The shop was actuallay the size of four single stores. He had a bed, a toilet, and a small basin in that dimly lit room. In the main part of the shop, at the rear there was a larger sink like and old style kitchen sink. He had a large wooden

Elizabeth Aschenbach

This death date was taken from a gedcom of the Easton family (email:

Frank Bertrand Whitman

Estelle was his 2nd wife

Seaman Weldon Barker

This Genealogy was given me by Seaman Weldon Barker Jr.. April thru August of 1994. I've lost touch with him. He is doing research on Aschenbach. Have his letters on file. (comments by Joan Say)

Mathelda Squire

matilda (tillie)

Mary Wood

Letter from Priscilla McElvein (Burr genealogist)
97 Carey Lane Falmouth, MA 02540
dated Aug 28, 1996 (information yet to be entered in, sent to Irene for research)
Dear Joan
I have spent the afternoon looking for what I could for you about the families that you have asked about. Not too much results except for the Wood family.
The information I have about them is extensive, too much to copy but I do believe it does show the background for your Mary Wood. One thing that is rather interesting about the Wood/Burr connection is that
your Mary- Wood and Joseph had Isaac Burr: He married Married Wood's niece, Mary Wood's sister, Charity Wood who married Sylvanus Baldwin. Such tight connections!
I will keep your questions about these women in my "tickle" file and should I come up with any better answers I will let you know.

The WOOD information is from a correspondent about 4 years ago. In addition to the direct line that I have put down here for you, there is additional information about some of the wives.

Richard Wood, b ca 1480, d. ca 8 July 1553, Sowerby, Yorkshire, Eng., m.
Richard Wood, b. ca 1510, Sowerby, Yorkshire, Eng., m. 26 July 1540, North
Oram, Yorkshire, Eng.
Margaret Ambler, d. of William Ambler
Edmund Wood, chr. 4 Feb 1549, Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, Eng. d. 1614/1618,
m. 4 May 1573, Shelf N Oram, Halifax, Yorkshire, Eng. Janet Hurst
Edmund Wood, b. 1579, Shelf, Yorkshire, Eng., d. 1668, Hempstead, Suffolk, New
York, m. 21 May 1611, Eng., Martha Lome
Jeremiah Wood, chr. 6 Jan 1620, Shelf (N Oram), Halifax, Yorkshire, Eng,
d. 28 Dec 1686, Huntington, New York, m. Elizabeth Gildersleeve
Jeremiah Wood, b. ca 1640, d. bef. 21 Oct 1710, Hempstead, Nassau, NY
Hempstead, New York, m. Susanna Pine
Jeremiah Wood, b. 1674 Connecticut, d. after 7 July 1744, m. ca 1699/1700 Mary
Mary Wood, b. 20 Feb 1704, d. 1 May 1792 m. 1635 Joseph Burr
When it comes to SEARING, the name in old records is sometimes spelled SERING

The oldest account I can find of the family is that "Simon Searing, June 17,
1652 had a fifty pound lot granted to him. (in Southampton) Thompsom says he
was in Hempstead 1647 and 1683." This is from History of Southampton.

From Bunker's book, Long Island Genealogies. "Simeon Searing shared in the
first division of land in Hempstead, in 1647. In 1674, Simeon Searing and
others petitioned to have a minister, he sold land in Oysterbay to Christopher
Hawxhurst, in 1655." This same source gives many of the Searing descendants,
but does not name any Elizabeth/Betsy.

there were many intermarriages between the Seaman Family and the Searings: I
have an extensive collection of Seaman families, but have not found this Betsy.
As I have not indexed all of it, there is still hope!
As for DREW: I come up a blank except for the knowledge that there was such a family in New Jersey

Hope this helps!

The Burr Family By Todd. Birth and ordinance dates from Family group sheet by
patron Horace Burr Owens.
Birth & death received from Mrs. Richard B. McElvein, 97 Carey Lane, Falmouth,
Ma 02540. I believed she received them from Lloyd Wood, via Matthew Tavner
Wood, 141 Bedford
St. S. E., Mpls. Minn 55414. (June 4, 1978)" Early Wood Families of Long Island"