Mercer County Queries - 2002

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I am looking for information on William ABBOTT and wife Sarah ABBOTT (nee SOPHERS) who were listed in the 1900 Census in Hightstown, Mercer Co., N.J.. Looking for information on parents of Wm. ABBOTT. Sarah (Sophers) ABBOTT parents were John & Kissiah SOPHERS, who lived in Ocean Co. N.J. Any information on William & wife Sarah will be appreciated.
- Elsie Smith. 9 Fox Run, Mascoutah IL 62258. 18 November 2002

Looking for a Jonathan ADAMS, who married a Margaret ? in Trenton, New Jersey, in the fall of 1791 by a Justice of the Peace. Jonathan enlisted in the Revolutionary War in Trenton. Trying to find parents and wife's last name.
- Nelson Swiger. SwiNel@MSN.COM. 1 September 2002.

Looking for any information on Newell H. ANDERSON. Had a florist shop on 2140 S. Clinton Ave., Trenton, in 1920. Married an Evelyn TRASK. He came from Matherson, N.Y., originally. Both are buried in Colonial Memorial Park on South Broadway. Thank you for any help.
- Harold Bratsko. 7023 E. 67th Ave., Commerce City, Co. 80022. 22 January 2002.

I am looking for information on George ANDERSON (b. 1852) and his wife Mary Ann HILL (b. 1854) who came to Mercer County in 1881 from England. With them was at least one son Henry "Harry" ANDERSON (b. 1878), and in November 1881, my great-grandfather Ernest ANDERSON was born on William Street, Hamilton Township, Mercer County. Ernest married Elizabeth "Lizzie" MCGILL in 1904. Lizzie was the daughter of John MCGILL and Susan MITCHELL. Does anyone know how I can get George ANDERSON's naturalization record? Thank you for any help.
- Karin Simpson. 9 August 2002.

I am looking for information on the parents of Anna R. APPLEGATE b. 1805 Princeton (now Mercer Co). Parents were John and Esther APPLEGET per her death cert. Family lore says the R stands for RUNYON and that she had some Indian blood. She married Aaron EDWARDS c. 1827 who was the son of Joseph EDWARDS and Harriet A. DYE of Cranbury, NJ. Aaron and Anna R. EDWARDS had children: Theodore Peru EDWARDS (1828), Harriet Newell EDWARDS (1835), Hester A. EDWARDS (1838), Melinda EDWARDS (1842) and Mary L. EDWARDS (1846). Annie R. (APPLEGATE) EDWARDS died March 9, 1887 in Ocean Grove, NJ. I found a John J. and Esther APPLEGATE in Princeton at the same time Annie R. was born and I would sorely love to put Annie R. into that family but can find no substantiation. (They resided in Cranbury, West Windsor and Princeton.) This John J. was the son of John R. APPLEGATE and Esther MAPLE. Esther's parents were Benjamin MAPLE and Margaret RUNYON.
- Maretta Edwards Krist. 15 July 2002.

Information needed for Leon ASBURY. Citizen Certificate of Naturalization, Sept. 5, 1896 at Court of Common Pleas, Mercer County in Trenton, NJ. Need added info concerning Immigration.
- Joan Dahlstrom. 30 October 2002.

I am currently trying to locate family on my Grandmother's side of the family. Her name was Hester Elizabeth BAKER/MILLS-MONEY. She was born in Mercer County, NJ, in 1805 (est), Married Orlando MILLS of Princess Anne, MD, in 1819 (est) who died in 1836. She then married Laurence MONEY also of Mercer County, NJ. They lived in Swedesboro, NJ, until the late 1960s.
- Cynthia Mills. 20 February 2002.

Miles BENTZ b Oct 8, 1908 in Pa. died Oct.3, 1971 in Trenton, Mercer Co. at the age of 61. He had 16 children. His wife Hazle BURROUGHS BENTZ. He had a brother George BENTZ who was living in Bridgeton, NJ. in 1971. The obit of Miles said that he resided in Trenton for more then 50 yrs., so I take it they came to NJ. with their parents. Any help would be appreciated!
- Laura. 11 October 2002.

William BLACK and Margaret WOLVERTON. I am looking for any info on my grandparents, they lived in Mercer Co. most of their lives. William was born in Scotland and moved here as a child. Margaret's mother was born on the boat coming over from Ireland, as family legend has it. They had 5 children: Wm Jr. I believe is deceased; John (Jack) I believe is deceased; Ronald lives in the Hightstown area; Margaret (Peggy) lives in suburban Trenton; Evelyn 78 years old lives in Lynn Haven Florida.
- Richard Bennett. 2 April 2002.

BRECHTEL, Ruth. I need a copy of her obit. She died in March 1980 in Trenton. If anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
- Meredith Brechtel. 15 April 2002.

Looking for information on BRIDGE, Christopher, born in Trenton, NJ, Mercer County, on April 14, 1841.
- Leona Bridge Scherer. 24 September 2002.

BROWN, Isaac W. Born 23 Jul 1807 in Mercer Co, Trenton, NJ. Looking for information on father and mother.
- Kay Brown Repp. 30 July 2002.

Seeking info on great grandparents William K. BUCHANAN and Jenness BALDWIN. William born Raeville, Hunterdon County approx 1871 Jenness born approx 1876, unknown where. 2 daughters, Della BUCHANAN GORMAN, b. 1897 in Hunterdon and d.1942 in St Francis Hospital in Trenton, and Edith BUCHANAN SCHOMP, b.1892 died 1966. Edith made her home in Three Bridges NJ. William listed on 1900 Mercer County City of Trenton census as living at 437 N. Montgomery Street, occupation Moulder. Possibility of Jenness and William divorcing, Jenness remarrying and had another child, making her home on Second Street in Trenton. Della and Edith were raised by Williams brother, Matthew and his wife Nellie. Any info on William and Jenness is appreciated !!!!
- Ellen Rankin. 1 February 2002.

Looking for ancestors of William BUNTING and Jenny TURNER of Mercer County, NJ. They had five daughters, Francis, Margaret, Bertha, Mamie & ?. Francis married Joseph MAJEWSKI (MAJESKI) of Mercer County. They had 4 children, Helen, Joseph, Robert and Katherine. Joseph MAJESKI married Ruth HARLE of Mercer County. They had a son Joseph Stanely MAJESKI.
- Joe Majeski. 29 January 2002.

Looking for information on Frederick Samuel BURROUGHS, his wife Emily Elizabeth BURROUGHS and descendants who gave their address as Trenton, N.J. on the ship's manifest of The Celtic, which arrived at Ellis Island on March 19th 1923. He was aged 52 on arrival in the U.S.A. and was an engineer. I have information that shows that he had been in New Jersey before, in Atlantic City, as his father Samuel BURROUGHS died there at 11Nth Texas Ave on 3rd Jan 1919. Frederick Samuel BURROUGHS was born in Manchester, England on 10th March 1870.
- Anne Burroughs. 27 March 2002.

Looking for info. on Hazel Anna BURROUGHS, born in NJ. abt 1910. Lived in Mercer County around 1952. I think her husband was Miles Leroy BENTS.
- Laura. 24 September 2002.

I am researching Wesley BURROUGHS, b. bet 1838 - 1945 in Hopewell Twp., Mercer Co., NJ, d. bef 1900 in Mercer Co, NJ. He married Mary DURLING b. 1841 in NJ d. 1908 in NJ. Their children are Jane b. 1865 in NJ, Ellen b. 1869 in NJ, George b. 1871 in NJ d. 1938 in NJ, David b. 1875 in NJ d. 1937 in NJ (aka Abram D.), Willie b. 1877 in NJ d. 1895 in NJ, Robert b. 1873 in NJ d. 1918 in NJ, H. B. b. 1883 in NJ d. 1903 in NJ (aka Bertram). My line continues with Abram D. BURROUGHS b. 1875 d. 1937. He married (8/1897) Annie Loretta QUINLISK/ QUINN b. 1875 d. 1860. Their children: Clearance, Jennie KUHNS, Mary Ann BOURNE, Loretta KOTTKE, Abraham and Margaret SHIBLE. Everyone besides Wesley, Jane, Ellen, Clearance and Loretta in Riverview Cemetery, Mercer Co., NJ. I believe that Wesley's parent's may be Samuel and Emily BURROUGHS of Hopewell Twp., Mercer Co., NJ. Mary's parents were Abraham and Mary DURLING of Somerset Co., NJ (now Mercer Co., NJ).
- Loretta A. Brickner. 2 August 2002.

Seeking info on Nathanial CAIN and his father Thomas. Both appear in the 1850 census for Mercer County, West Windsor Twp.
- Rebecca Francis. 11 October 2002.

CALVIN, William H (could be Hiram), b. 1842, was a policeman in Princeton, NJ in the early 1900s. Parents, Hiram CALVIN and Margaret. Thanks for any help.
- Jan Riess. 15 February 2002.

William CAMPBELL and wife Rachel JENKINS with their daughters Jane & Mary appear on the Lawrence Twp. 1870 Mercer County census. William is a pottery clerk born in Ireland, married in Glasgow in 1860. Daughter Jane was born in Scotland, Mary in November of 1869 in New Jersey. William moved to St Johns (Quebec) Canada in 1878 as a pottery warehouseman and later formed a company affiliated with Trenton Potteries Co of NJ. Rachel died (probably before he went to Canada) and in 1882 he married Ida Mary Foster GILLESPIE by whom he had two sons. They remained in St Johns (now St Jean-sur-Richelieu) and are buried there. The 1870 census recorded William as a US citizen entitled to vote. I would like to locate his naturalization papers.
- Ann Gillespie Shoemake. 22 March 2002.

I am looking for information on John CAMPBELL who was married in Trenton, NJ in 1864 to Elizaberth BAIRD. They both came from No. Ireland. They had 4 children between 1864 and 1876? William, Elizabeth, John, Mary. I found birth cert. for the girls but not the boys nor the marriage certificates. The were probably Presbyterians. John was a potter teaching the Americans how to do it. They went to Scotland before 1878.
- Sharon Sailors Germick. 6 February 2002.

I am seeking any information on Lewis CARVELL (CARVIL, CARVILLE) born at Goose Creek circa 1719. They later moved to Trenton. Wife's name? Children? I am led to believe that he was the owner of a considerable estate. His son Jacob CARVELL b. 1749? was a sgt. in the 2nd Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers during the War of Independence and migrated to New Brunswick, Canada, following the war. Anything would be helpful. Thanks.
- Russell Cook. 16 September 2002.

Catholic Charities Adoption Agency:
Would anyone know the name of the Maternity Home and the Hospital in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey that Catholic Charities Adoption Agency used in 1962. Also, are these facilities still there today and does anyone have the addresses and or telephone numbers? Thanks!
- Terre. 18 November 2002.

Looking to find out what happened to a family named "CENCI" that lived at various times at: 209 Elmer St., on Mott St. and Whittaker St. in Trenton, during the time period 1901-1905. I cannot find them in census information.
- Margaret Frontera. 30 July 2002.

Audley CLARKE, born: 10 Sep 1924 in Hartford, CT, died 8 Apr 1996 in Mercer County, NJ. Any information on Audley would be appreciated especially an obituary as I'm looking for his two sisters' married names.
- Howard M. Jensen. 200 Lake Ave. NE Apt.505, Largo, FL 33771. 13 December 2002.

Seeking information on Ezekiel COMPTON and Catherine E. SNEDEKER (spelling may vary), who were married on July 4, 1864 in Princeton.
- Bob Shive. St. Charles, MO. 30 July 2002.

James and John CORNEW/CANOE born Ire., sons of James CORNEW (b. Eng.) and Mary _____ (b. Wales) to Mercer Co., NJ by 1850. James mar. Catherine HENDERSON (b. Ire. ?)1851, had son James 1854; both parents died young, son James raised by HENDERSON grandparents whpo took him to Iowa. John mar. Lydia Ann WILSON, had 10 children, died Lawrence 1892.
- Steve Dennehy. 24 January 2002.

Looking for any information on: 1. Husband: John Shipley CRAGG, born Trenton NJ 1890. Died St Anne;s England 1970s. 2. Wife: Elizabeth Mary BANKS, died 1935 Leicestershire. 3. Husband's father: William Oliver CRAGG, born 1850 England. 4. Husband's mother: Mary CRAGG. 5. Son of John Shipley CRAGG: John Banks CRAGG, born 1923. 6. Son of John Shipley CRAGG: Arthur.
- Vonn Robinson-Cragg. 10 April 2002.

My grandmother was Ellen COX and she was born April 30, 1893 in Trenton, N.J. I know from her obituary she had two sisters and a brother. I would like to find out about her family. Ellen COX married John DALTON and they had 3 sons, John (called Jack), Tom and my dad James. Ellen's husband died in 1920, the year my dad was born. All 3 boys were raised at St. Michael's Children's Home in Hopewell, N.J. My grandmother was employed by Trenton State Hospital, retiring in 1963. I know Jack was married and divorced and had two children. Any info on either family would be appreciated.
- Darlene Dalton Luft. 8 March 2002.

Information on Charles Harry DARLING and Philada Lowe DARLING from Trenton, NJ. They had the following children: James, William, Edna, Alice, Grace, Margaret.
- Patricia Darling Kendig. 15 July 2002.

Searching for the family of my Great Great Grandfather, James Allen DAVIS and his wife Charlotte KIRBY. James Allen DAVIS was born in New Jersey in about 1820 - possibly in Mercer County. His father's name was most probably John DAVIS and his mother's first name was Ann. Her maiden name might have been STEWART or she may have remarried a man named STEWART. Based on James' birth date, his parents would have been married between 1800 and 1820. James left New Jersey for Champaign County, Ohio sometime prior to 1840. It is assumed that his parents (if still alive) and siblings (if any) remained in New Jersey. Once in Ohio, James initially lived with his uncle, also named James DAVIS (born 1778 in New Jersey), an Aunt named Britania DAVIS (born 1790 New Jersey), and Britania's son Thomas DAVIS (born 1820 New Jersey). In 1847, James Allen DAVIS married Charlotte KIRBY. It is believed that the KIRBYs came from the same area in New Jersey as the DAVIS family and may have traveled west with them. Charlotte's father was Joel KIRBY born 1802 in New Jersey. His wife's first name was Hannah. Her maiden name was possibly BUSSER or WILSON with her mother's first name possibly also being Hannah born 1780 in New Jersey. Joel and Hannah KIRBY had 7 children among them, Charlotte, Elizibeth, and Olivia. All of these children may have been born in New Jersey.
- Martin Stewart. 31 May 2002.

I am researching my DENNIS Ancestors and Cousins of (Mercer County) and other County's of New Jersey USA. My DENNIS Ancestors were among the original First Seven New Jersey Settlers as far as I can tell. Info from my Dennis Family Bible, Family Trees, 60 plus years of research and the Book re: First Settlers of Woodbridge and Piscataway, NJ. My Stephens Ancestors are from Castle Point, Hoboken, NJ and most of my Ancestors and Cousins were Mariners. Also my Strickland, Truax, Wood and Helmuth Ancestors. Other Surnames Re: Batzel, Behn, Bennett, Best, Biddle, Bisgrove, Britton, Burghardt, Burrows, Callahan, Carmen, Clayton, Coberg, Coe, Cokolet, Collins, Compton, Conover, Corson, Day, Denny, Dickie, Dietrich, Dubienny, Estlle, Estlow, Evans, Farwell, Fisher, Gaglairdi, Gant, Genevieve, Gerard, Grannetta, Greeley, Hager, Haigh, Halmath, Halsey, Hamilton, Hancock, Haris, Hartung, Havens, Helmut, Helmuth, Henry, Hodapp, Holcolm, Holt, Horall, Hullet, Irons, Jilbert, Johnson, Kadeg, Landis, La Vance, Lake, Lawrence, Lee, Lemen, Lenwood, Linderman, Lingo, Mallett, Marquett, Maxson, Mc Barron, Melina, Manaugh, Mensinger, Mihm, Moellmann, Montis, Monday, Moser, Mulloy, Nelms, Nordlin, Van Note, Opie, Osborn, Paul, Petrone, Prieffer, Quinn, Raabe, Reed, Rousch, Rockwell, Rooney, Rose, Runyan, Schmitt, Schwerzel, Schwartzel, Swartzel, Scott, Seering, Shaw, Simpson, Sinapi, Sivers, Smith, Stephens, Stevens, Strickland, Tagnon, Tegart, Thompson, Thorne, Truax,, Valerio, Van Note, Walker, Walling, Weathered, White, Wickman, Wood, Worth, Wycoff, Zoller. Looking for additional information.
- Karl Swartzel. Webpage: 20 February 2002.

I am looking for my ggrandfather Arthur Joseph DONOVAN. Family members say he taught at Princeton University at one time. B.2/14/1886 in Detroit. We know his two sons were b. in NYC between 1912 and 15. His daughter b. 1917 in Bogota NJ and Bergen Co. lookup found her in 1920 census in Palisades Park. My guess is he taught between 1905 and 1912 or 1920 and 1928 when he died. I don't know his subject but I guess it might have been construction or engineering as he was instrumental in the construction of the Canard Pier and Westchester Country Club among other things. Any help or suggestion on where to find more info on this man would be helpful.
- Kelly Donovan. 24 May 2002.

Looking for Sarah EVANS from Columbus, NJ area early 1940's. EVANS family farm said to have been in that area. Gave birth to baby girl 7-11-42 Lumberton & Mt Holly area. Notable names, adopted parents Myron & Bernice STRABLE, Mary P. BROWN, mid-wife, Chester HESS & Francis CRAMMER. PIERSON family & BROWN family of Hopewell, NJ. Reference also made to Pinney PARKER & Judge REYNOLDS.
- Ed Hansen. 11530 Sutton St. Petaluma, California 94952. 1 July 2002

Seeking information on the EWART family who came to Mercer County (East Windsor area) around 1848 from Ireland. Thomas S. EWART married Anna ROONEY in Ireland prior to their immigration. Their offspring include Thomas EWART Sr., Sarah EWART, Lydia EWART-ROBBINS, Francis/Frank EWART, and John R. EWART. I am primarily seeking information on Thomas S. EWART and his parents. Any information on any EWART in the Mercer County area since 1850 would be greatly appreciated!!
- Maria Battrick. 22 January 2002.

I am looking for an individual that lives in the Hopewell, NJ, area who would be willing to locate and copy the inscription on the grave markers of my ggggf/m EWING. Rev. James EWING and his wife Amelia Bailey EWING are reportedly buried behind the Old Baptist Church in Hopewell (Hopewell Old School Baptist Meeting House). James was Pastor of the Church, 1796-1805. A photo of the markers and any other information on the EWINGs would be wonderful to have. Thank you in advance for your help.
- Chuck Ewing. 26 February 2002.

I am looking for information on the Joseph FELTES family of Trenton, NJ. I believe that Joseph FELTES was married to Pauline KINZEL and that she might have been his second wife (first wife -Lena EICHSTRET??). There were 6 children I think. One daughter was named Regina and a son was named Karl. Regina married Marvin WOOD. They had six sons. Any information would be appreciated.
- Regina K. Pollard. 26 February 2002.

On January 4, 2000 Mario James Brescio requested information on the FRASCELLA and DILEO families [of Trenton]. I have some information that might be useful, but the email address for Mario James Brescio is no longer valid. If you are still interested in information on these families please contact me.
- Katherine King. 9 August 2002.

Looking for descendants of Mrs William A. FRENCH, nee Ruth COHEE. Mrs FRENCH signed her mother's death certificate (Violet COHEE, nee SKINNER) on July 14, 1961. Place of residence is shown as 3 Valley View Road, Trenton. Violet who was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, is my g-grandmother's sister. Thanks.
- Sally Viada. 8 March 2002.

FURMAN, William B. c. 1785 - September 25, 1847. His death was reported in the "Centinel of Freedom" published in Newark on October 5, 1847. Married APPLEGATE, Elizabeth. Listed as a constable in East Windsor Township at the time of his death in 1847. Died at his home in Penn's Neck. His Uncle was William BICKNER and William FURMAN appears to have inherited his property from this uncle. At other times William resided near Scudder's Mills and is said to have owned a farm at Kingston, situated near the Wittington Farm where he built a brick house. William came to New Brunswick and hauled freight for Cornelius Vanderbilt from New Brunswick to Trenton. Children of William and Elizabeth are: Johanna, Margaret, William B., Benjamin Applegate 1820-1860 (married Sarah Ann SILLCOCKS), James 1825-1866, Julia 1830-1847 & John Applegate who died young. If you have any information pertaining to these lines, please contact me at the provided email address. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
- S. D. Furman. 11 October 2002.

My great-grandfather and his brother were orphans in the Trenton Orphanage. My great-grandfather's name was William GALLAHER. I don't know his brothers name. They went to live in Salem, New Jersey, as pre-teens.
- Brenda Gallaher. 6 February 2002.

I don't have much information to go on, but I am hoping that there is someone in your group that might be able to help. My search tells me that there was a man, surname GORE, who married a woman named Josephine. Their daughter, Sarah A. was born in Trenton, NJ in 1866. Josephine was remarried in 1872 to a John H. HARDER. That is all I have. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Friends in search of family.
- Shari Mockensturm. 25 June 2002.

I am looking for information about my mothers family who lived in Trenton, NJ. The family name is GREGUS or GREGAS. The earliest I can place them in Trenton is on Gleasons Ally in 1920. My grandparents were William and Mary. I am also looking for any information on my fathers family. The MEISTER family lived on Chestnut Avenue in 1920 and my grandfather worked in Roeblings.
- Juanita Meister Mahoney. 1 September 2002.

Beatrice. Searching for any information for Beatrice, born 1908, Trenton, as a MCCOY, also married a MORTIN. Any information will be appreicated.
- Carol Lofton. 15 February 2002.

Searching for any reference to Jacob HABERSAAT or HABERSAT in Mercer County, New Jersey before and after the 1860 NJ census. Jacob HABERSAAT (spelled HABERSAT) is located on sheet number 633, Princeton Township, Mercer Co., NJ on the 1860 census index. By 1868, he is in Calhoun Co. Michigan.
- Kay Diers. 7685 Maple Hill Rd. Hamel, MN 55340. 15 April 2002.

Searching for any available information on Harry HARRIS, born approx. 1880 and wife Lillian RICHARDS HARRIS. They had two daughters: Ethel Aline HARRIS and Marion ? HARRIS. HARRIS family lived on Church St. in Trenton, New Jersey in the 1930s. After wife's death approx. 1940, Harry lived with daughter Ethel HARRIS THOMPSON and her husband Howard on N. Main St. in Yardley, Pa. until 1951. Then lived in Pennington, NJ with daughter Marion HARRIS RITMAN and her husband Jack until death -- approx. 1953. All information would be greatly appreciated.
- Michael Payran Thompson. 11 October 2002.

Lorenz HELLEIS, wife Barbara (nee BLANK), children; Barbara, Theresa & Frank, came to Trenton in the summer of 1913 through the port of Philadelphia. They left son, Adam & daughter, Mary home in Batsch, Batschka, Austria-Hungary. They later moved to Fallsington, Bucks County, PA acroos the Delaware River to a rental farm.
- Dennis J. Bauer. 8 February 2002.

Looking for any information or descendants of John HOEFFGEN. The 1900 census shows that he, his wife Annie T. and 2 children (Edna then 6 years old and John, then 5 years old) lived at 11 Cook's Place, Trenton, NJ (1st Precinct). I believe that this John HOEFFGEN was my grand uncle, the brother of my grandfather, Edmund (nee HOEFFGEN) MAAHSEN. Both were pottery or china decorators. Please do contact me if you have any information concerning this family. Thank you.
- Patricia A. Peoples. 16 September 2002.

I am looking for a friend on info for a Richard JANKOWITZ who Cecil RANDALL was in the U S Navy with. Richard was on the USS New Orleans in 1970 with Cecil and he would like to contact him if possible. Richard was from Trenton, NJ. Not sure of the spelling of the last name. I would appreciate any info. Thank You.
- Harold D Tubbs. 24 September 2002.

I am looking for parents of Elizabeth JOURDAN born in Hightstown, on 25 Jan 1755. She married William TINDALL and died in PA. William was in the American Revolutionary War. Any help appreciated.
- Alyce Madison. 30 October 2001.

Researching JOYNSON, George, died before 1900, married Mary Locker before 1877. Had at least one son, Charles Edmund Joynson, born march 1877. Mary, widow of George, died after 1900. Charles married Emma Elizabeth Ruelius Nov. 15, 1899, St. Michaels Church. They lived on N. Clinton Ave in 1900, then on Walnut Ave in 1920 and 1930.
- George Joynson. 24 September 2002.

I would like to find any information, including the grave site of, Ludwig KAHLER. He was married to Anna Barbara WARREN-EIFERT on Aug. 24, 1850. He may have settled in the Plainsboro, NJ area. Anna is buried in the Warren plot at the Princeton cemetery on Wiggins St., Princeton, NJ. Thank you.
- Ed Kahler. 22 July 2002.

My grandfather, Bernard Kerby KENNEDY (who's family is from Buckland, Massachusetts) was born on 12/23/14 and died in Mercer County, NJ on 12/19/68. I'm trying to obtain information regarding our family ancestry. Could you please tell me how I can obtain a Copy of his death Certificate (it is my understanding that more information about my grandfather and his parents, employer, etc. may be included with his death Certificate). Your help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.
- Sharon Kennedy-Haas. 25 June 2002.

I am looking for information regarding the family of Susan MCGEE. She married John Henry MACILVAINE in late 1860's to early 70's. They had several children, one of which was Mary Adelaide who was my grandmother. She married Aaron SODEN. Susan's parent are listed as James H. MAGEE and Adelaide (KELLY) MAGEE. I understand that they had lived in the Trenton, Mercer County area. Susan had at least one brother that I am aware of, his name was Hercules and he also lived in Trenton at the time of his death. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
- Alice (Soden) Weber. 15 January 2002.

Searching for Frank, who came to NJ from Ireland. His son Leon was born in Trenton in 9/21/1905 as well as Fred Jerry MCCOY, Beatrice MCCOY and Minnie MCCOY. Any information of this family would be appreciated.
- Carol Lofton. 15 February 2002.

Margaret Mary MCNALLY, b. Princeton, NJ, Aug 4, 1928. Her father was Stephen (Steven?) MCNALLY, but Margaret was raised by the MILLER family and may have used that surname in her early years. Her US passport, issued in 1953, was in the name of Margaret Mary MCNALLY.
- Bob Mathewson. 26 February 2002.

MECUM / MECOM, John, b. 1763 NJ, (possibly Penns Neck), d. 1852 Lycoming Co., Muncy, PA. Trying to establish connection to William MECUM, b. 1730 Salem Co. NJ, d. 1790, buried Penns Neck, Mercer Co. NJ who married Eleanor SINNICKSON.
- Gwen Mecum Hunt. 15 January 2002.

My name is Eugene MERCER. I was born in a town called Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and now live in St. John's, Newfoundland. There are many MERCERs in Newfoundland in general and Bay Roberts, Conception Bay, NF in particular. There is a Mercers Cove in Bay Roberts where I was born. The MERCER name is one of the oldest names in NF going back to the 1500's. Columbus discovered America (Carribean) in 1492 and John Cabot discovered NF in 1497. As a result, NF has the oldest settlements in North America. Anyway, I found your name through an internet search of Mercer County, NJ, and was wondering if you can shed any light on the origin of the name and whether it is the result of one of our ancestors. Any feedback is appreciated. Thank you.
- Gene Mercer. 21 May 2002.

Looking for information regarding Hannah Watkin MERCHANT b. in Staffordshire, England 1849 and died January 20, 1897 in Mercer Co.,Trenton, NJ. Her body was shipped by train to E. Liverpool, Oh. Believe she was the widow of Anderson MERCHANT. Are there obits available? Believe she may have lived on Hudson St. Thank you.
- Yvonne Watkin. Glendale, Az. 10 April 2002.

MITCHELL, Hazel and GULICK, Elmira. Hazel (b: 1835/46) and Elmira GULICK (b: 1837/38) were married in New Sharon, NJ in Dec. 1856. They were listed in the 1860's census in Heightstown, Washington Twp, Mercer County. On Hazel's death certificate it states only his fathers name which is Enos MITCHELL. On Elmira's death certificate it states her parents names Ralph and Melvina GULICK. Looking for information on these two families, especially Enos MITCHELL and Ralph and Melvina GULICK. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
- DeLucca. 25 April 2002.

Seeking information on James and/or John MOSES, emigrated from Seskinore Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland 1850-1860 to Trenton, NJ. Associated with Mercer Pottery Co., Glasgow Pottery Co., Trenton Watch Co, Moses Coalyard and Mechanics Bank. Namesake of James Moses Public School, Trenton, NJ. James had the Villa Park Improvment Co. and had the James Moses School named after him, and later in the 1940's a group of youth took his name as the name of their society. James died Springlake, NJ 1920. . Had daughters Vera, Ethel and Laura. John's spouse Olivia Gardiner FORMAN. John died Trenton, 1902...Buried like James in Riverview Cemetery. Children Howard, Frederick, Arthur, Helen, Walter. I'm keen to know the migration of the children. Arthur became a lawyer, and Walter and Howard are named in 1892 as board member of the Glasgow Pottery Co. Laura Moses married Willard Cope BRINTON. Can you help?
- Joe Moses. JOE@MOSES.TOTALSERVE.CO.UK. 129 Moylagh Rd., Seskinore, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland, BT790YA. 8 January 2002.

MURPHY, Thomas Francis, killed by street car, Monday, 15 December 1890, Trenton, NJ. Has anyone used "coroner" records from Mercer County? Am searching for records from inquest held on Tuesday, 16 December 1890 in Mercer County Court House. Coroner was "Courtier" and County Physician was "Leavitt". Have had no luck calling county offices.
- Frances Young Goeke. 6 March 2002.

I am an 85 year old former Trentonian trying at this late time of life to find my roots. In this request I am trying to learn the maiden name of my great grandmother. She married my great grandfather, George NAGEL (NAGLE), some time in the late 1840's or early 1850's. The 1860 census for Trenton, NJ shows her to be 33 years old and a native of France. I guess that their marriage took place in Trenton but I am not at all sure of that. Incidentally George is shown in that census to be a native of Bavaria. You have my appreciation whether or not you can find her. As I try to work throught this jig-saw puzzle I am moved by the help strangers have been able to provide. With appreciation.
- Bill Nagel. 26 February 2002.

NORTON, Michael, or NORTON, Ellen m (HARRIGAN). Looking for records of my great grandfather and his wife. They are said to have arrived from Ireland in mid 1800's. I have Michael NORTON's Certificate of Citizenship (Naturalization) from the Court of Common Pleas, Mercer County, NJ, dated October 31, 1873. We know Ellen is burried in St Alphonsis Catholic Church Cemetery in Hopewell, NJ. Specifically I need to trace their or just her roots back to Ireland where we know she was born. Thank you.
- Tom Norton. 15 Pond Road, Searsmont, ME 04973. 207-342-3672. 22 January 2002.

NORTON, Joshua, married Harriet FIELD, Hightstown, New Jersey in mid-late 1800's. East Windsor Cemetery Tower monument built by Joshua NORTON in memory of his wife Harriet FIELD. Need info and if have a picture of Harriet and Joshua NORTON. Thank you.
- Bonnie Field. Allentown, NJ 08501. 8 April 2002.

My grandparents first settled in Trenton after arrival from Ellis Island. Approx 1918, 19 or 20. Both my Father & his oldest brother were born in Trenton. I am trying to find relatives. Sebastian PAOLINO & Irene Russo PAOLINO were my grandparents. I do not know where they lived. I belive that they were married in Trenton. Thanks.
- N. E. Galvin. 8 February 2002.

Looking for any information concerning my great grandfather, William PEOPLES. He was the father of my grandfather, John I. PEOPLES of Trenton (and of 8 other children!) William immigrated from Ireland in about 1867; family legend says that he came first to New England to join a brother already there. We don't know when he came to New Jersey but he married one Bridget GRADY in approximately 1872, in NJ. Using census information , we estimate his birthdate to be in about 1850. William's son and my grandfather, John, was an auto salesman for a company called Norman P. Druck Motor Company in Trenton. Any information you might be able to provide would be most appreciated. Thank you.
- Patricia A. Peoples. 16 September 2002.

I am looking for information on William and/or Daniel QUIGLY/QUIGLEY. Both were born in NJ, Daniel c. 1776. I believe the wife of Daniel to be either Margret or Elizabeth. One of them had a son named William who was born in Trenton, NJ, in 1801. Any help would be most appreciated.
- Erin Courtney. 12 March 2002.

Did John REED of Mercer Co., NJ, b. ca. 1675 Long Island, NY, have a son Nathaniel REED, b. ca. 1720? John's sons, John and Richard, are mentioned in his will of 1731; "other children" are also mentioned, but not named. John REED, Jr. had a son Nathaniel, so the name Nathaniel might be common to the family.
- Kay Reed Bedford. 30 July 2002.

I am looking for information on Isaac ROGERS Jr., b. 3/14/1778, s/o Isaac ROGERS Sr. and Ann TAYLOR. This family lived near the Assanpink Creek in East and West Windsor Twps., Middlesex Co. (now Mercer Co.), New Jersey. The will of Isaac Jr., probated in 1832 (Middlesex Co., 11581L), lists wife Ann and sons Aaron, Isaac, and Ezekial, plus 5 daughters. I believe that the Ezekial listed is my gr-gr-grandfather, b. 4/11/1815 of Isaac ROGERS and Ann DAWSON, but need more information. Ezekial ROGERS and Aaron ROGERS (Ezekial's older brother?) both moved to Warren Co., OH, in 1835. Ezekial ROGERS and Aaron ROGERS' son, John W. ROGERS, later moved to Grant Co., IN. I would like to hear from anyone connected with this family.
- Judy Garst Schramm. 16 September 2002.

I am trying to find Sara Ann ROTHERY , Born in Rathfarnham, Dublin, Ireland, March 18th 1853. She was the daughter of Joseph ROTHERY and Anne ?. She had at least one brother Thomas and one sister Margaret. She is listed as Margaret's daughter Catherines baptismal sponsor on the 24th January 1885. Quite soon (I think) after that she left Ireland and went to Trenton, New Jersey, where according to my Grand aunt she was a nurse. I did find a Sarah ROTHERY on a shipping List in 1890 but I'm not sure about the age. Catherine remembered receiving sweets and parcels from her aunt in America! Perhaps there is a hospital she would have been likely to work at that has records from that time? Any suggestions / ideas much appreciated. Thanks.
- Nicola-Jane Courtney. 20 February 2002.

Seeking info/ contacts with descendents of Harriet Newel SMITH born ~ 1817, possible Trenton, Mercer Co. NJ Suspect "Newel" may have been her mother's maiden name. Married Thomas Brooks JONES (b. July 1814 NJ) ~1836 and moved to North Carolina>MS>AR and Texas.
- Kathy Cox. 15 February 2002.

Would like to find grave in St. Mary Cemetery, Trenton, Mercer Co., New Jersey. Under the name of SNEATH. Have a brother who is in the baby section and father Russell. Thanks for your help.
- Deanne Raven. 22 November 2002.

Looking for any information on my grandparents and great-grandparents that lived in Mercer County, New Jersey. My grandfather, John J. SUCH was born onto Julia (nee JACPH) and George SZUCS 8/24/1909. They may have come over from Hungary. John J. SUCH was born in Trenton but moved to Cleveland, Ohio where he died there in 1995. George and Julia also had two daughters, Helen and Elizabeth. Thanks.
- Pat Henry. 24 September 2002.

I'm starting a search of my fathers parents, Benjamin TERRY and Katie HIBBS. My father, Spencer TERRY, was born in 1904 (d. 1969) in Ewingville, NJ. His two older sisters were Ella WILCOX and Mary ROSSELL. I'm believing Benjamin was a farmer. I have a water pitcher made by Greenwood China in Trenton, NJ, that says "TERRY and NEELD - 1903". I do not know the connection with NEELD. My dad and his sister Ella migrated to California in the 1930's. He never spoke of his parents or his childhood.
- Patrick A. Terry. Great Falls, Montana. 20 December 2002.

Mercer County, NJ. Richard Ashley THOMAS, born 1 JULY 1835 New Trenton, may had been marrried to Lydia BENSON. William Ashley THOMAS (son) born 9 Apr 1867. Edward THOMAS (son) unknown dates. Thank you for helping. Can not locate anything in and have posted many queries. Sincerely.
- Becky Johnson. 10 July 2002.

Is anyone researching or related to the family of Robert and Margaret THOMAS of Groveville in Hamilton Twp, whose eleven children were born between 1853 and 1872? Robert was a ship's carpenter. The children are Amanda, Mary A., George, Atlanta, Eugene, Lydia E., Richard, Elizabeth, Frank (1880 census says Franklin), John and Sarah. Margaret's maiden name was GOMINGER, she was a daughter of James GOMINGER and Mary GAUNT, who came from Kensington, PA to Bordentown in the late 1840's. Margaret's sister Agnes Gominger NELSON was my great grandmother. The name is sometimes mispelled Gomminger or Gumminger.
- Nancy Cassada Nelson. Bordentown, NJ. 22 November 2002.

TWISS, Robert and Eliza or Elizabeth. My grandmother, Katherine Twiss Maahsen BEITL, was the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth a/k/a Lizzie TWISS. I am looking for any information on her or her parents. The 1880 census shows the family living on Cass Street, Chambersburg Borough, in Mercer County. It shows Robert's occupation as a machinist and states that he and both of his parents were born in Ireland. His wife, Eliza, is listed as having been born in New Jersey while her parents were born in Ireland. Any information you might have on this family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
- Patricia Peoples. 2 August 2002.

My great grandfather, Herman UNGERLEIDER, wife, Bertha and children: David (my grandfather), Henry, Harry, Samuel, Abraham, Etta, Anna and Louis, all resided in Trenton, Mercer Co., NJ, from about 1888 to 1907 and then Herman briefly from about 1910-1920. He was grocery store owner and President of the People of Truth Synagogue (now Anshe Emes) from 1899 to 1907. Also, information on a Rabbi (Dr) Morris UNGERLEIDER, Herman's first cousin, who served as a Rabbi at the Montgomery Street Synagogue on or about 1880-82.
- Cheri Ungerleider Crothers. Cheri 20 December 2002.

Trying to find the parents of my ggrandfather, Samuel B. VAN HORN, born in Trenton in 1831 (per 1870 census). Supposedly the parents lived in New Jersey and Bucks Co., Pa. Any help appreciated.
- Arthur N. Van Horn. 16 September 2002.

I'm James Russell VANNEST Sr. My family is from New Jersey . I have alot of info. of family but I'm at a dead end at 1824. My gg grandfather was Abraham G. VANNEST / VANNESTE b. 1824 d. ? m. Maria French b. 1834 d. ?. I don't know Abraham's father's name or anything else before 1824. My family were farmers and I have maps of the farm in West Windsor township, Middlesex County (now Mercer County), New Jersey. In 1850 census the township was Hillsborough Township and the county was Somerset (now Mercer County), New Jersey. The farm was in our family till 1960 . My grand Uncle Leroy A. VANNEST b. 1877 d. 1960 was the last VANNEST to farm the land. I must add he was a bachelor. The West Windsor Township has a park now where my family's farm was. By the way, the name of the park is VanNest Park on Cranbury Road. Hope you can help me out fill in the blanks? Last name: First name: Birth: Death: Relation: VANNEST, Abraham, b.1824, d.?, gg Grandfather; Maria L., b.1834, d.?, gg Grandmother; MORRIS, Alma, b.1854, d. ? Great Grandmother; CUBBERLEY, Isaac, b. 1852, d.1917, Great Grandfather; DEY, Matilda, b. 1854, d. 1918, Great Grandmother; WYCKOFF, unknown, b.?, d. ?, Middle name of Grandfather. E-mail me with any info. Thanks.
- James Russell VanNest. 26 February 2002.

Looking for info on Henry VAUGHN married to a Permelia BROOKS. They were in Trenton area in 1860..along with their 3 sons Anderson, George, and Charles. I know what happened to Anderson..but the others I can't find after 1860. Can anyone help. Thanks.
- Joanne Vaughn. 1132 Pine Street, Ashland, PA 17921. 9 August 2002.

Looking for a Hannah WATKIN b. ca. 1849 in England, moved to Trenton, NJ, and lived on Hudson Street. She had a daughter Maud who never married and was a "visitinig nurse" type. (Hannah may have married Anderson MERCHANT). Where is Hudson Street in relation to 16 Grant Ave? Hannah's brother Richard WATKIN lived at 16 Grant Ave. and there was a Henry WATKIN who lived on Elmer St. Thanks.
- Yvonne Watkin. 15 January 2002.

WHYTE, John Reid, born Scotland Nov. 23, 1834, died Ohio. Wife Janet WHELLEN born Scotland July 1837. WHYTE, William, son of John Reid and Janet, born Scotland Feb. 8, 1858, died Dayton OH c. 1903 WHYTE, George Burke, son of John Reid and Janet, born Scotland(?), died Dayton OH. NOTE: The WHYTEs were all stonemasons/stonecarvers/sculptors. SAILEY, Helena, wife of William WHYTE, born Trenton(?) Mercer County, NJ Sept. 7, 1861, died California 1944. NOTE: William and Helena Sailey WHYTE had 10 children; oldest 4 born Trenton(?) Mercer County NJ: Violet Jessie (my grandmother), Frank, William, Gertrude. They migrated to Ohio, winding up in Dayton where rest of children were born. SAILEY, Melvin: Could he be father/brother/uncle of Helena Sailey WHYTE? He and George W. SAILEY, both rubber workers, listed in Trenton, NJ Mill Hill Society City Directory 1900. Would like to know where John Reid and Janet Whellen WHYTE entered USA and when, addresse(s) where they lived in Trenton, and when they left for "parts west." Many thanks.
- Ann Cummings. 8 May 2002.

I am looking for any information on Theodore WILSON (b. abt 1807, NJ) and his wife, Sarah HART (b. abt 1810, NJ), of Hightstown, Mercer Co., NJ. They were the parents of Amos P. WILSON (b. 11 Feb 1843, Hightstown, d. 10 Jan 1919, buried Cedar Hill Cem., Hightstown), who married Martha A. VANDERGRIFT (b. abt May 1845, Frankford, PA) in Frankford, Phila., PA, on 29 Dec 1866. Amos and Martha had 4 children: William Francis WILSON (b. & d. 1868), Emma Clara WILSON ANDERSON (b. 1871), Mary Ellen WILSON ANDERSON STAHL (b. 29 Feb 1874, Bordentown, Burlington Co., NJ), and Howard Alonzo WILSON (b. 1885). Mary Ellen STAHL was my gr. grandmother. She married William A. ANDERSON on 11 Oct 1896 (marriage annulled or divorced). She then married Isaac Michael STAHL on 12 Jan 1902, Cranbury, Middlesex Co., NJ. Isaac Michael and Mary Ellen STAHL'S daughter, Eleanor May STAHL APPLEGATE (b. 17 Jun 1913, Hightstown, d. 11 Dec 1994, Hightstown, buried Cedar Hill Cem., Hightstown), is my paternal grandmother. Any information on the above individuals would be greatly appreciated.
- Linda Applegate-Brown. 16 September 2002.

Any info on surname WOLBERT, Trenton, NJ. Charles WOLBERT b. 3-3-15 d. 6-26-01. Mary T. WOLBERT b.1862 d. 3-21-16. Natile WOLBERT d. 8-5-13. Ottlige (may be Ottilla) WOLBERT d. 11-30-13. Thank you.
- Virginia Tutza. 1 September 2002.

I am looking for Thomas Henry YATES of Mercer County, New Jersey, born March 19, 1866, in England, died March 16, 1959, in Trenton, NJ. Married Dec 24, 1890 to Geneva Elizabeth KNOWLTON born May 13, 1868, died Dec. 2 1930. Any help with Thomas or Genevie (Jennie) would be greatly appreciated.
- Pat Vanderwarker. 22 November 2002.

Yardville newspaper:
Does any one know what newspaper serves Yardville, Mercer County, New Jersey? Thank you.
- Carol Streeter. 13 December 2002.


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