Archived Queries, 1997 - 1998

The following queries from the above-shown years are presented here for the data they present.  The email addresses may NOT work, however.  I do not have any more information other than what you see here.


Charles R. Smith Sun Feb 15, 1998
I am looking for Harold Leo STERNS. he lived in or around Oak Harbor, WA Island county, He was born and raised in Sistersville, WV. and has a brother Lemuel STERNS living in sistersville who has not heard from Harold sense that time Harold address was Rt 1 Box 490 Oak Harbor Date of birth July 8 1933 Place of birth Sistersville, WV Mother maiden Spence If you can help in any way in locating Harold Leo STERNS it would be greatly appreciated

Karen Portzer Sun Jan 18 1998
I am researching James BUZBY and Dana Porter who resided near Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island. Buzby arrived 1853 from NJ via Illinois. His daughter married Dana PORTER of Port Gamble who arrived from Wicassett, Maine. James BUZBY represented the island in the territorial legislature when the territory recommended the acquisition of Alaska. The family moved to Seattle and the son of James BUZBY, Issac BUZBY, was listed as a volunteer firemen at the time of the Seattle Fire in 1889. These families are listed in Kellogg's book. Any other information would be appreciated.

Lynne Taylor Sun Nov 23 1997
Looking for information on Martin Zacharias TAFTEZON and Peter Fritz TAFTEZON.  Were on, I believe, 1860 census.  Also Bernhadine TAFTEZON married Eilert GRAHAM and lived on Camano Island.  I would like to know if they had any children, if so their names etc.

Marcia Stedman Sat Aug 23 22:16:58 1997
Looking for any information on Clarise Lillian Rhodes Pitchford HEUSNER Hart BROWN and her daughter Margaret Lillian HEUSNER PLOE. Clarise was born in 1860 possibly in Ohio.  She later moved with her family to Portland, Oregon.  After her first husband deserted her she moved to Seattle and then to Port Townsend where she gave birth to Margaret in c. 1889  Clarise may have  been buried in Island Co in 1923. Margaret married James William PLOE in Bremerton 1909 and died in Seattle 8/24/1952. I am having trouble finding information in regards to Margaret's father, possibly George Henry HEUSNER born c1853-59 St. Louis, Mo.

Kerry Johnson Thu Aug 14 08:28:47 1997
I am looking for any info on Chris ERNST who lived in Island county during 1920. The info that I have is as follows: ERNST, Christian age 42 born in Kansas; ERNST, Rose, age 39 born Minnesota; ERNST, Henry J. age 16 born Alaska; ERNST, Violet, age 17 born Washington; ERNST, Edward, age 14 born Alaska; & Etta May, age 13 born Alaska; Frederick, age 12 born Washington; Evelyn, age 8 born Alaska; Thomas, age 7, born Alaska and Jack Chas, age 1 year 9 mos., born Washington.  The ages would have been the age they were in 1920.
Looking for whomever posted response to me on Oct. 7, lost your e-mail address...asked if we were related, would love to find.  If it was you, please e-mail me!!

Paulette Bruch Mon Aug 11 17:08:32 1997
Looking for information on Mary Elizabeth BRUCH first married to ? BELL, then ? HALL.  Died in Freeland, WA in October of 1971  DOB: 24 Nov 1879 in Pike County, Missouri.  Mary's parents were: Pius BRUCH and Magdalena SCHWEND.

Mary Jo Fritz Mon May 19 08:32:20 1997
Anyone interested in BATDORF genealogy, present day back to the days of Oregon, Ohio and Penn.,please write me.I am willing to share info.  Thanks. Mary Jo

Virginia L. Basford Thu Apr 3 19:48:31 1997
I'm searching for information on an ancestor - Lawrence Hastings BROOKE. He was born October 1, 1886 in Woodlawn, Iowa. Married a Matilda ROTHGEB
and is supposed to have died July 26, 1946. I've been told he is buried in Bayview Cemetery, Langley, Washington. Where would I get a copy of his obituary? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

J.Glasgow Sun Mar 30 18:56:46 1997
GLASGOW, Thomas, born Huntingdon Co., PA ca 1823. To Oregon Territory 1845 on train led by Solomon Tethrow. Settled Whidby Island (May have been in Thurston Co. earlier). Married 1st ca 1847/48 Julia PATKAMIN, daughter of Chief PATKAMIN. What Tribe?? Married 2nd 7-25- 1858 Helen HORAN. She too may have been Indian (what tribe??) Married 3rd ca 1859-60 Ellen HORN, born England. He had a number of children with Julia and/or Helen. What happened to these children and his first two wives? He may have died in Island Co or may have returned to the East. Most of preceeding info taken from the book "The Brazen Overlanders of 1845 by Donna W. Montgomery. Will appreciate any info on Thomas and any of his wives and children.

Betty VanLeer Sun Feb 9 18:44:49 1997
Looking for information on William D. McCABE b. Ripley Co., Ind in 1847. He and his mother and father (Alexander and Rodah KNAPP McCABE), and a brother Perry Hill McCABE came west after 1860. Perry H. Died in Polk Co., Ore in 1903. I know by old genealogy that William died in N.W. Wa., and he had at least 2 children Ivy Pearl and Ed. Perry was 7 years older than William so he may have died earlier than 1903 or later. Can anyone be of assistance? I realize I have very little info but I am hoping someone will help.Perry left an estate in Ore., so William probably did also. Is there a database online? Thanks for you time.

Joyce Sinnett Sun Feb 9 12:16:18 1997
Allen Stuart (Stewart) REED, b.11 Feb 1861 Calhoun Co., WV d. 21 Apr 1938 WA m.[1] Elizabeth PARSONS, WV m.[2] Ida E. SCHOOLCRAFT, WV Mary J. REED b. 1847 William REED b. 1850 George M. REED b. 1857 m.[3] Isabella PRITT, WV, divorced Elizabeth Daisy REED b. Aug 1883 m.[4] Gilla F.
SCHOOLCRAFT, WV 17 Apr 1885 Allen Stewart REED Jr b. Aug 1990 m.[5] Julia L. O'DELL m.[6] Enid SCOTCH In 1884, Allen gave his daughter Elizabeth Daisy REED (my great-grandmother) to William & Charlotte Cotrell for adoption. In 1896, Allen moved to Washington State where he reportedly remarried and became rich in the timber business. This information is from a handwritten history by Elizabeth written about 3 years before her death.

WARE - Norman, Washington I am looking for any information on where in England, John WARE came from. He came to the U.S. in 1888.  He was a member of the Anderson Klondike Party and I have a picture of him at Lake LeBarge in 1899. His wife was Lucy ANDERSON/ENGESETH. His children were George WARE, Anna WARE WALSETH, Beatrice WARE ROD, Edna WARE SJOBLOM, Nellie WARE THOMPSON, Ruby WARE STERING, Bennie WARE, and Lawrence WARE. I would like to hear from you if you have any additional information on this family