Mercer County Queries - 2008

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My name is Robert BAGGALEY of Stoke on Trent, England. Family papers have just come to light showing that my now deceased Uncle and Aunt were in contact with relatives in Trenton in the 1950s. My Great Great Aunt Rachael BAGGALEY was born in Tunstall, Stoke on Trent, and emigrated to New Jersey before 1900. Her address was 846 Plum Street, Trenton, and we have a photo of Her Grandson Officer BAGGALEY yeoman second class of the United States Coast Guard Service on His wedding day to Miss Bertha M. WERNER of 555 Schiller Avenue. Officer BAGGALEY's parents were Mr. & Mrs. Elmer BAGGALEY of 142 Overlook Avenue. If anyone has any knowledge of current relative BAGGALEYs and descendants would you kindly e-mail or phone me. I would be most grateful for any information.
- Robert Baggaley. Phone UK 1782 813218. 27 December 2008.

I am trying to find the parents of Thomas BRITTON/BRITTAIN b about 1815 d 1893. He married Julia Ann OLDEN in 1845 by Benjamin H. Rice, Presbyterian Church, Princeton, Mercer Co. I would also like to find the names of Julia OLDEN's parents. After they where married they resided in Trenton, NJ, Mercer Co. Thomas may have been born in Nottingham Township, Burlington Co. (now Hamilton, Mercer Co.).
- Wendy Emrich. 29 April 2008.

Maria Angela CHIMERA MORREALE, b. 1897, came from Casteltermini, AG, Sicily, Italy, through the Port of Napoli to the Port of NY on December 14, 1920, to join husband, Giuseppe MORREALE, b. 1888, who arrived from Casteltermini on February 14, 1920, and both lived with Carmelo CONSIGLIO, cousin from Casteltermini on 52 Perrine Ave. They moved to 55 Tyrell Ave., Trenton, Mercer, NJ, and had 8 children. Maria Angela CHIMERA and Giuseppe MORREALE were married in Casteltermini, AG, Sicily, Italy, on 15 Oct. 1915. I am searching for any CHIMERA surname in the Trenton, Mercer County, NJ area. Thank you.
- Maria Morreale. 29 May 2008.

Searching for information on Arthur & Jane CLARKE, Genesee St., Trenton, NJ, in 1921. He was born in 1852 in Liverpool, UK. They had a daughter Eveline married to Robert ? who had a son Arthur living in Yardsville in 1921. Any Info would be greatly appreciated.
- Dave Clarke. 29 January 2008.

COPE of Staffordshire/ New Jersey. Harriet Rose COPE married Thomas Edward COPE in 1888. Both from Staffordshire, England. They went to Philadelphia in 1905 on seperate ships. Harriet took the 5 children and her young nephew Frederick Henry COPE the son of Robert Henry COPE that had arrived in New York 1904. At this stage cannot say if his wife Gertrude Mary nee CARTLIDGE went or not. Harriet's brother Albert John COPE, wife Alice Judith nee DOOLAN and 2 children also went to New Jersy and another brother Thomas Frederick COPE also after his wife Sarah Ann nee DERBYSHIRE died. They all ended up in the Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersy, area. In the 1920 census Harriet was 53 and Thomas was 54 years old and one daughter Rose and her husband Joseph DOVEY were living at Trenton Ward 12, Mercer Co., NJ. One of Harriet's other sisters Sarah followed my grandfather Charles HASSALL to New Zealand and married in 1907. Any others researching this family?? It has taken me a while to find this great site.
- Pat Akerblom. 28 October 2008.

I am looking for information on Danial Joseph CRERAND. His name has also been spelled Daniel D. He is listed in the 1910 census for Trenton Ward 10, Mercer Co. His estimated birth year is around 1866. He was b. in PA. possibly York, and his father came from Ireland. He was married to Mary Ann BAKER and they had one son named James. They lived at 37 Franklin Street. Mary Ann was well known in the Chambersburg section. Thanks for your help.
- Kendra Crerand. 28 August 2008.

I am searching for information on my great-grandfather Thomas CRILLEY. According to his WWI Draft records he was born in Trenton in December of 1888. NJ State Vital records do not have birth certificate under either last name. He had either 4 or 5 brothers including Frank W, Lawrence, John, and, possibly, Carroll. The 1900 US Census has him residing in St. Michael's Orphan Asylum in Hopewell, which closed in 1973. The name in that census was recorded as Thomas CREELEY. Thank you.
- Christa (Crilley) McConaghy. 29 January 2008.

Looking for info on Thomas Ball DENNIS (1871-England-NDD) who married Amelia A. ASHMAN (1874-NJ-NDD). Thomas B. DENNIS is listed on a 1930 census in Lawrence, Mercer Co., NJ, as head on household widowed with his daughter and son-in-law living with him. I am trying to find the death dates and cemetery burial of both Thomas and Amelia DENNIS.
- Suellen B. Dennis. 10 December 2008.

Anyone have any information on my family? My great, grandmother was named Bridget FLANAGAN (married name). I do not know her madden name? She had four sons (John Thomas FLANAGAN, Thomas FLANAGAN, Edward FLANAGAN & Joseph FLANAGAN) and one daughter (Sadie FLYNN, married name). They came from New Brunswick. I think it is New Jersey but am not sure. Bridget died in Trenton, NJ, and her son Joseph died the day after she was buried. My grandfather John Thomas FLANAGAN Sr married Sarah E. HALDEMAN (8/19/1903) and had one son (John Thomas FLANAGAN Jr, my father born on Sept 20, 1904). If they are in your family tree, please let me know. Thank you.
- John Thomas Flanagan III. 28 October 2008.

William CARTER HART married Sarah B. GRANT in Lawrenceville, Mercer Co. NJ, 02 Nov. 1813. They sold their property and moved by wagon to Green Co. OH, in 1838 with their family and both died there in old age. Have never found Sarah's family assuming it starts with a B. Any prospects?
- wekiefer. 27 December 2008.

Family has the following marriage record: Gottfried KAEHNI and Maria FISCHER married 8 May 1864, Trenton NJ. I seek any further information on this marriage and on the bride and groom. How can I obtain a copy of the document?
- Anthony Kaney. 10 December 2008.

I am searching for information on Patrick KELLEY and Hanorah MORIARTY married in 1851 in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey. He served in the Civil War in the 6 NJ Infantry, he was injured but did not die in the war. Hanora is listed as living in Ohio in the 1870 census, but no mention of Patrick. They had a number of children born in New Jersey. Thank you!.
- Gloria Malone. 317 E Water Street, Urbana, OH 43078. 29 May 2008.

KELLY (Irish); DAHL (Danish / Norwegian); GLENNON (Irish); JOHNSON (Swedish). My grandfather, John "Sharkey" KELLY, was a Trenton (NJ) City policeman/detective during the first half of the 1900's. He also owned a bar in Trenton, but I do not know where it was or what the name was. If anyone is researching these names or has any info on Sharkey KELLY, please contact me.
- Susanne J. Walsh. 10 December 2008.

Is there a listing for a marriage for a Catherine (Katherine) KOTELNICKI in Mercer Co., New Jersey? This would have been after 1930. Thank you.
- Pat Keenan. 14 September 2008.

I am looking information on Elijah LEANING born app 1753 and died app 1793 in Trenton. He had a son Nathanial LANNING, Grandson James LANNING who married Elijah J CLAYTON. His parents were Stephan LANNING and Abigail HEART. Any information on this LANNING family line would be greatly appreciated. . Thank You.
Mary Richman. 10 December 2008.

I am trying to find the death of Toyger MIHIS, who died in Mercer County between 1911 and 1915. He would have belonged to the Greek Catholic Church.
- Fran Molnar. FMolnar@UTNet.UToledo.Edu. 29 May 2008.

I am searching for the burial location of Daniel MITCHELL, who died in December 1880 and is buried in a cemetery in Ewing Twp, Mercer County, NJ. He was married to Mary ???, who was still living when he died. He was born in the Pittsburgh area and came to Philadelphia between 1850 and 1860. He was a Ships Carpenter. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
- Rich Brown. 29 May 2008.

Looking for any information on Schenck MOORE married to Elizabeth found in the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 census reports of Pennington, Hopewell, Mercer Co.
- Chris Moore. 2 June 2008.

The Nassau Sovereign:
I am trying to locate a Mercer County publication: The Nassau Sovereign, published by Princeton University. I need the article Randall Thompson: Honkytonk Tunesmith, Broadway Ivory-Tickler, Classical Composer—Princeton's Pride is a Musicians Musician published in November of 1946. This time period is missing at the Princeton University Library. All help appreciated!
- Linda A. Kleback. 29 May 2008.

I am in search of an obituary for Mary Eunice NEWKIRK. Mary was born in Columbus County, North Carolina. She later moved to Trenton, NJ, in Mercer County. Mary was born September 13, 1924 and died December 13, 2003 in Trenton, NJ. I am trying to locate an obituary for Mary. Mary’s daughter is my cousin.
- Gina. 28 August 2008.

- Christine Ann (Novatkoski) Transue. 29 April 2008.

In the 1930 census of Mercer County, Hamilton Township, there is an Amelia PERKINS listed as a widow who was born in England. Living with her are two daughters, Ethel born in England and Edna age 25 (born abt. 1905) born in NJ. I believe this Amelia is Amelia SAUNDERS, dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth Darling SAUNDERS of Worchester, England. If anyone has connections to this family please contact me.
- Marcia Saunders Buffett. 21 October 2008.

I am looking for information regarding my grandmother, Ellen Agnes QUINN who married my grandfather, John Francis HOFF, Sr. and lived in Princeton with him at 48 Jefferson Road. She was born on November 16, 1878 in Kingston, NJ. She was married at St. Paul's RC Church in Princeton on August 29, 1906. She died in Princeton on January 11, 1935. I think her parents might be Michael QUINN and Annie COMFORT (COMFORD). My goal is to find out more about her parents and grandparents and their countries of origin.
- Barbara R. Van Riper. 29 January 2008.

SCHAAF, John Jacob (~1809-1890) married Christine GEARY in Trenton on 10 November 1835. I am seeking more information regarding his birthdate and birthplace in Germany. His son was Benjamin Franklin SCHAAF, Sr. Any information on this family greatly appreciated. Where can I find a marriage certificate?
- Wayne E. Andrews. 10 December 2008.

I am looking for any info on Susanna SCHROTH. Lived in Trenton, NJ. in late 1909. She was a witness to my Grandmothers wedding. She was born in Hungary around 1891, came to USA 1906. My Grandmother was Lena WEIGAND, she married Anton BRATCHKO in 1909. She also came from Hungary around 1908. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
- Harold Bratsko. 7023 E. 67th Ave, Commerce City, Colorado. 27 December 2008.

I am hunting for a marriage, very early, about 1750's -60's of Hosea STOUT and ????. Hosea is very likely my ancestor, but we have never found any marriage of children proven, though we assumed Philip STOUT was his son and I have much on him. I am looking in Mercer County as I understand part of Mercer is old Hunterdon where many STOUTs lived, and still do today. Hosea was the son of Benjamin and Hannah Bonham STOUT, of Hunterdon. Thanks for any help you can give me.
- Marjorie Devore. 27 December 2008.

Steven TOTH (originally Istvan in Hungarian) resided in Trenton from at least January 1903, making at least two trips back to his family in Gelej, Hungary. His wife Mary (originally Maria NEMETH) and children (including Mary, Helen, Stephen and Lajos) immigrated to the area in May 1907. Lajos may have died shortly after arriving in Trenton. I have yet to find confirmation of his death or burial there. Two additional children (Andrew/Andor and Albert) were born in Trenton. The family remained there until about 1913. Steven may have returned alone in later years (after 1930). Thanks very much for your help.
- Lisa. 14 September 2008.

Hello, excuse me, I speak German and translated using Goggle. I am looking for my great-grandfather Andrew VORMWALD, born 1857 in Germany and his family. He emigrated after 1882 to Trenton, New Jersey. My search for Ancestry showed: In the various census, the family name is written differently: 1930 Vormwald, 1920 Yolwaldt, 1910 Vormsbalt, 1900 Formwell / Hornwell.
Andrew VORMWALD, born 1857 - died unknown (according to Census 1930, he lived as yet) 1885 married Mary (presumably GRUMAN) born 1864 - died unknown. Census 1930 is no longer listed. According to earlier entry in the Census, he has 9 children born, 6 children lived nothing else known.
Odeniva or Lena or Dena OR Martina (in each census is they otherwise) Born 1886 - died unknown - has lived at home until 1920.
Peter George born 1889 - died unknown According to Census 1930 - Vornwald, married to Alma WEIGAND born 1886 - died unknown. Daughter Marie E. born 1924 - died 1988. Peter was in the 1st and 2 World War lt debit cards.
Mary born 1891 - died 1971. Married with Patrick MCGLONE born 1892 - died unknown. Dena daughter born 1918 - died as Dena BALLARD 1988, lives with her daughter Dena 1930 when her father again Patrick was in the 1st World.
Rose born 1893 - died unknown (found at the Mormons). John Andrew born 1896 - died unknown. 1930 lived at home, was in the 1st and 2 World.
Veronica, born 1900 - died unknown - 1930 no longer lives at home.
George F. born 1905 - died unknown - 1930 lives at home, was in 2nd World War II, according debit card because he was divorced, was probably married to Madeline (maiden name unknown) born 1910 - died 1996.
Remain open to the days of Andrew death of his wife, Mary, are the sons and the son remained in the war? Is there any way to know what? To Veronica, I have found that a Veronica at the age of 28 years, Joseph WOROB married with 3 children has - whether the VORMWALD was Veronica?
-Christel Heidenfelder. 10 December 2008.

I am interested in information on the Henry WAMBAUGH/WOMGAUGH family from Mercer County, NJ. Henry was a carpenter and possibly had a brother named Solomon. Henry's wife was Sarah and they lived in Trenton in the 1800's. Henry and Sarah died about 1864 and we do not know what happened to their children Clarissa, Margaret, William, James and Susanna. We do know that Margaret (Maggie) and Susanna (Susan) ended up in PA and married there. Any information you can give is appreciated.
- Dawn N. Smith. 29 May 2008.

Thomas WHITE & Family, 1799's: My 6th g-grandfather, Thomas WHITE, and his family lived in Nottingham Township, Burlington County, NJ in the 1700's. I do not have any information on Thomas' wife. The three sons were David ((b.1775), Thomas & William. I do know that David WHITE served in the NJ Militia and was on the 1793 list. He and unknown wife had a son, Moses Canon WHITE, who was born there in 1798. I hope someone will have some information to share or ideas of places to search further! Thanks.
- Margaret Kerr Beckwith. Elkins, West Virginia. (304)636-6440. 28 August 2008.

I am looking for anything on my grandparents Francis (Frank) WOLLMAN and his children Frederick Francis Edward, of Mercer Co., NJ. Thank You.
- Pauline William. 29 April 2008.


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