Mercer County Queries - 2009

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Looking for anyone doing research on the ASAY family (1700 to 1900) of Mercer and Burlington Counties. Also information on an Elizabeth LEE -- was she married to Jacobs ASAY 12 Feb 1780 Burlington, NJ.
- Tamra Asay. 13 March 2009.

I am looking for any information on my husband's grandad. He was James Irvin BAKER. He was born 11-3-1914 and died 11-6-1994. He lived in Trenton and worked (according to his death certificate) in Trenton Pottery, Trenton, Mercer Co., New Jersey. I do know he is buried in the William C Doyle Memorial Cemetery. Basically we live in the United Kingdom and want to find out more about him but do not know where to start. Any help would be greatful.
- Wonderwarnes. 15 May 2009.

BRINSON, Hannah, married about 1775 to HERRON (HERIN), Gershom, of Hopewell, now in Mercer Co. Gershom and their daughters were born in Hopewell and it is assumed that Hannah was also born there. They had three daughters named Susan, Sarah and Nancy and also a son (name unknown) and possible other children. Would appreciate any information regarding Hannah BRINSON’s parentage or family. Thank you.
- Jack Donahue. 8 November 2009.

Looking for anyone researching Nicholas BUCHHEID married to Anna WEIGANG of 4 Hewitt Street, Trenton, NJ, in the 1920's and 1930's or any info. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
- Harold Bratsko. 7023 E. 67th Ave., Commerce City, CO 80022. 7 December 2009.

Hello. I am looking for my grandparents who did live in Trenton, NJ, 1939-1940. My deceased brother and I visited them when we were 6 years old. My present age is 76. At the time of our visit, my grandparents COHEN lived in a 3 story brick single family home. I recall the home as being about 100 yards from a river(?), a curved brick wall protected you from the water. At the time of our visit, there did seem to be many famiilies of black people living in the same neighborhood. The COHEN's had three children, Mary, Tilly, and Edward. Can you find information on my grandparents? Thank you very much.
- William Weisman. 29 September 2009.

I am looking for others researching my father's surname COMISKY. Unfortunately, I do not know much about him, but he did attend Trenton State College (Trenton Normal) around 1935 and became a teacher. His father's name was Thomas and his name was John Thomas. He was born in July, 1907 in Trenton to Thomas and Catherine Collender COMISKY. He had 2 sisters, Helen and Marion and 2 younger brothers; Walter and Donald. He was in WWII and died in San Francisco at a Veteran's hospital and is buried in Fallon, NV, where he retired after being the school Superintendent in a small town in Oregon.
- Kathryn C. Newsome. 13 March 2009.

I am trying to track down my great-grandfathers' grave who I believe is buried somewhere in Trenton, New Jersey. I have exhausted all other possible roots so I thought I might give this a try. My great-grandfathers' name was James Blair CURRIE. He died at around the age of 27 in I believe around 1922. He had a brother in Trenton, New Jersey, named Thomas CURRIE whose address I have managed to trace as being: Hewitt Avenue, Wentzville, Trenton, New Jersey. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
- Andrew Smith. 28 July 2009.

DUNN, Ernest George. Born approx. 1907; reported to have died around 1958 but no confirmation of this. Son of Raymond S. DUNN and Elizabeth YOUNG. Grandson of David T. DUNN and Lucy M. SMITH. Siblings Raymond D. (also listed as David R.), Marylin or Marland G., and Meriam or Miriam R. Address at 1920 census was 26 Beaver Street, Trenton. Address at 1930 census was 139 Prospect Street, Trenton. Married to Hilda R. ROWE about 1928, but divorced by the 1930 census. Enlisted 5/19/1942 Fort Dix, NJ, Private, Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA. He was my paternal grandfather, however, neither my father nor I ever knew him. My grandmother would not speak of him and I found nothing in her papers after she passed, as I had hoped. I would love to know what became of him--if he remarried, had other children, etc. Thank you.
- AnnMarie Trimmer (nee Dunn). 120 Dora Ave., Waldwick, NJ 07463. 13 March 2009.

Seeking information on Christian GEISNER, my maternal great grandfather, regarding his death date and burial location. Listed on 1910 census as living in Trenton. His wife, Barbara, died in 1895. She is buried in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton Township. They emigrated from St. Gallen, Switzerland and arrived in New York on April 27, 1881. Barbara and Christian GEISNER had 7 children: Gotlieb, Paul, Albert(my maternal grandfather), Chris, Mary, John, and Emma. The families of Gotlieb and Chris remained in the Trenton area. Thank You!
- Richard R. Lawrence. 609-296-5945. 13 April 2009.

I am very interested in any info you might have on Jennie Ray GILLMER, married to James Winchell STONE of Massachusetts in Dec. 1856 in Trenton. We also have a sampler made by "Milcah Martha More Mundell Gillmer Jenkins" around 1835; so GILLMER/JENKINS families I know are connected. Thanks!
- Susie Pollock. 17 February 2009.

I am looking for anyone who can give me information about my maternal grandmothers family. My grandmother is Rachel J. SHAFFER formerly HAMMELL. Her father was William HAMMELL of Trenton on either Shiller or Whitehorse Ave. and her mother’s maiden name was Jennie (Gemma) CAMMISSO daughter of Luigi and Rachel CAMMISSO. Luigi came into Ellis Island in September 1912 from a port in Naples, Italy. William HAMMELL had sisters by the name of Joyce, Maggie, Betty, and Laura and brothers Thomas, Rocky, and Charles. If there is anyone who can tell me anything that could help me track my lineage, please contact me. Thanks!
- Amanda Shaffer. 29 September 2009.

I am searching for the names of the parents of Richard Warren HANKINS, all residing in Mercer County at the 1830 US census. Richard was born in 1824 and died in 1886. Richard was first married to a "Tacy Ann ...?", and second marriage to Rebecca GAUNTT.
- Bob Hankins. 17 February 2009.

I am trying to determine the maiden name of Mary HAWK married to Wilbur Augustus HAWK abt. 1892. Mary passed away at 31 years of age on 7 June 1903. At the time of her death, Wilbur and Mary were living at 240 Cummings Ave, Trenton, NJ. An aunt thought the maiden name might have been McCOY but was not 100% positive.
- Verner D. Hawk. 13 March 2009.

The Edward Howell Family Assoc. will have its annual meeting in Trenton on Oct. 10, 2009. There is a Fri. dinner at the Marriott Lafayette, Sat. business meeting and afternoon bus tour of sites related to Daniel HOWELL b. 1680 Southampton, bur. 1732 at Ewing NJ Presbyterian. HOWELL descendants may contact me for reservations.
- Pat Penning. 13 March 2009.

I am looking for information about the ancestors and descendants of Charles KANE of Princeton, New Jersey, listed on the 1880 census as having brothers Eugene and Thomas. Their mother's first name is Catherine. We are interested in learning the name of the father of Charles KANE and any further information about this family. Thanks.
- Margaret Kane. Greensboro, North Carolina. 28 July 2009.

Where would they have buried Elizabeth KERWOOD about year 1782-4 at Trenton or Bordentown, New Jersey? Her son was buried in the St Michaels Church yard in Mercer, New Jersey, 24 Jan 1867. Information by the Trenton Elizabeth was wife of Richard KERWOOD; he died at sea. She died as they entered United Sates or before. There was a burial place purchased for her in the estate settlement. Thank you for any information.
- Clifford F. Kerwood. 17 February 2009.

My Grandfather, Josef KUCH owned a farm in Hopewell, NJ in 1932. I was told that it had about 48 acres.
- Diane Rafter. 17 February 2009.

Mercer County Births 1973:
I am interested in a list of births in Mercer County on February 25, 1973.
- Jim Leach. 15 May 2009.

Isaac B. MORRELL b. 15 Nov 1824 in Jersey City, Hudson Co., New Jersey; d. 26 Dec 1903 in Belmont, Iroquois County, Illinois . He married Rachel JOHNSON on 09 Aug 1845 in Trenton, Mercer Co., New Jersey. She was b. about 1824, in New Jersey; d. 26 Dec 1903, Belmont Twp, Iroquois, Illinois. Their children were Joseph B., Isaac B. Jr., George Frederick, Soloman E. and Mary C. MORRELL. It appears that Joseph and Isaac B. Jr. were born in New Jersey, but the other children were born in Tippicanoe, Indiana. The family later moved to Belmont, Illinois. Looking for any information on Isaac, Rachel and the family while they resided in New Jersey and their ancestry.
- Diane Dias. 15 May 2009.

I am doing research on my grandfather, Elmer Levi NEVIUS. He lived in Hopewell and was born in 1893. My grandmother's name was Cora.
- Louis Clark. 3 December 2009.

Family surnames: NOVOBILSKY, LAKE, SHEEDER, WALESKI, SABO, TEMPLE, all lived in Hopewell, NJ, between 1920-2009. Stephen NOVOBILSKY was my grand uncle, my 1st cousins once removed were: Josephine NOVOBILSKY married Fred SHEEDER, Mary NOVOBILSKY married Alton Lake, Anna NOVOBILSKY married Chester WALESKI, Eleanor NOVOBILSKY married John SABO, Emma NOVOBILSKY married Harold TEMPLE. If you have any information please contact me.
- Patricia Novobilsky Patton. 8 November 2009.

PERKINS, Amelia Saunders, born 1863 in St. Peters, Worchester, England. Was listed in the 1930 census of Mercer County, NJ, as a widow with two daughters. She apparently married in England to Mr. PERKINS. Would like to find her gravesite and the name of her husband. Her daughters' names were: Ethel (born in England) and Edna (born in New Jersey). Amelia came to America in 1890, probably after the death of her mother Elizabeth. Her father Thomas immigrated in 1892.
- M. Buffett. 17 February 2009.

PINTO, Carl or Carlo P., listed on 1920 census records as resident of Trenton, Mercer Co., NJ. Seeking any info about birthplace or relatives. I am his grandson.
- James C. Pinto. 7 June 2009.

I am trying to locate any information on my father. He was born in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey. He was born July 22, 1894. I believe his parents were, Anna FUNK and Thomas PIOTRSKI. Any information you can give me will be greatly appreciated. If you could tell me where to start would help a lot. I do know that he was in the Army and ended up in Louisville, Ky. He is buried here in Zachary Taylor National Cemetary. Please let me know the procedure to follow and any costs involved. Thanking you in advance.
- Dot Piotrski Crawford. 8 November 2009.

I am looking for the husband of Jemima QUIGLEY born 26 Oct 1797, died 20 Apr 1872. Her father was Robert QUIGLEY and mother was Mary BROWN. Both are buried in Hamilton Square, Mercer County. The information I have was copied many years ago from "the Quigley Family Bible, 41 Grove Street, Haddonfield, NJ". If anyone knows the whereabouts of this Bible and can help me, I would be very appreciative.
- Joanne Ferguson. 4 June 2009.

Looking for sister, RAUCH, Linda Carol. Born December 28, 1948, in Mercer Hospital, Trenton, NJ. She was adopted. Birth mother Velida Medulla MEISTER/ZIGON/EVERETT.
- Valerie Zigon-Richardson. East Windsor, NJ 08520. 29 September 2009.

REEVES is the surname I am searching and is probably from the Mercer Co. region. William REEVES married Catherine/ Katherine (WALTERS ?) probably in Madison, Morris Co., N.J. (address listed on US census). Marriage date likely 1909, possibly 1910. in N.J. Their first child Edith REEVES (possibly twins), was born on 21st June 1910 in N.J. If anyone knows of the exact place and date of marriage of the above mentioned couple, please let me know. If anyone knows of their children's exact baptism dates and place(s) of birth, let me know. The names I have for the children are Edith, John H, Mary, and Ernest. Ernest was born in or around 1915. Thanks to all.
- M. A. Ritter. 29 September 2009.

I am trying to find the birth record of: Edmond Thomas RYAN. This individual perished aboard the USS Oklahoma on Dec 7th 1941 during the Pearl Harbor attack. The State of New Jersey WWII casualty listing sates: RYAN, Edmond Thomas, Yeoman 3c, USN. Guardian, Mr. Joseph E. ALLOWAY, 163 W. Hanover St. Trenton. Any help would be appreciated. Unfortunately, I do not know the birth date of Edmond Thomas RYAN, and I have been unsuccessful in obtaining enlistment documents from the Government. I have also been unable to find Edmond in the 1930 census. Thank you.
- Mike Maloney. 13 April 2009.

I am looking for someone who might be able to help me. My step-father, Morris SCHNEIDER, was born in Hightstown, N.J., in 1895. He had a younger brother, Irving and a sister, Anna. I am trying to track his mother’s maiden name. I would appreciate it if I could get some help with this. Thank You.
- Marcia Stern. 15 May 2009.

I am looking for any information on James L. SMITH and Anna KELLY in the Mercer County, New Jersey. I think Anna KELLY is a descendant from the Kelly Gang who used to rob banks and trains (I was told). James died December 4, 1930 and Anna married a man named George PHENEUF but I have no record anywhere of that. I do know that they ended up in Champlain, NY.
- Lou Burns. 3 December 2009.

Searching and would like to share information with the descendants of Anton (Anthony Bernard) THOMAN, b 22 Jan 1864 Ripley Co, IN, d 3 May 1922 Trenton, Mercer Co, NJ, bur Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Hamilton Square, Mercer Co, NJ. He came to Mercer Co, NJ, from IN abt 1900-1910 to work in the Rubber Mills. The family resided at 214 Division St, Trenton, Mercer Co., NJ. He married Barbara MIERGIEN and had four known children: #1 - Theodore Anthony b 1887 d 27 Sept 1888 Ripley Co, IN. #2 - Edward L. b 1890 OH (1st marriage Hannah B. CHAPMAN, 2nd marriage “Etta”, 1 known child: Edward). #3 - Laura M. b Jan 1892 Ohio (married Charles WAGNER, known children: Ethel, Dorothy and Helen). #4 Lovena born 22 Feb 1894 Ripley Co, IN (married Joseph HARTMAN, known children: Laura b 1918 NJ and Lorena b Jan 1927 NJ). Picture of Anton and his mother and brothers available to share. Thank you.
- Mary Lovell. or 7641 Landau Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46227. 17 February 2009.

I am trying to find the name of the parents of my greatgrandfather, Samuel B. VAN HORN, who was born in Trenton, now Mercer County, circa 1831. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
- Arthur N. Van Horn. 2299 Queen's Way, Naples, FL 34112. 15 May 2009.

My ggg grandparents were Richard and Ellen Rosthorn WHITAKER. He was born 3 May 1769, Blackburn, Lancashire, England and died 15 March 1835, Trenton, NJ. He married Ellen ROSTHORN 24 May 1791, St. Mary the Virgin, Blackburn, Lancashire England. She was baptized St Mary the Virgin, Blackburn, England, 9 October 1771, daughter of John and Catharine (Bennot) ROSTHORN and she died Trenton Township, NJ 1825. I have not been able to find where they are buried. Does anyone have this information. Thanks.
- Meg Stevens. 8 November 2009.

I am looking for a Albert WOOD born in Trenton around 1891. If I could find any information about him I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
- Wade Elms. 8 November 2009.


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