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Mark Weitzel (#47233373)
 member for 4 years, 8 months, 27 days
Arthur Nelson
re DeKay
Just lucky Mark, but this "DeKay Family In America" book sure helps. I have found that some dates arent always exact, I will leave her name with top of bio for sure. Just the note part is not right info, but nomatter what all DeKays are related. Thanks Mark..

Added by Arthur Nelson on Oct 21, 2014 2:03 PM

Arthur Nelson
re; Elizabeth Jane DeKay
Mark, Do you think it would be ok for me to remove the first part of the Note: part of the bio? I was wondering, because it is a different Elizabeth DeKay and family that is listed there. Let me know. TY

Added by Arthur Nelson on Oct 20, 2014 8:23 PM

Arthur Nelson
RE: re; Elizabeth Jane DeKay
Thanks Mark for the transfers and I will sure leave her in Bio.. A pleasure Sir! Art

Added by Arthur Nelson on Oct 20, 2014 2:35 PM

Arthur Nelson
re; Elizabeth Jane DeKay
Correction on Charles Melvin DeKay.. b. 27 Dec 1843 in Clarksville,NY d. 2 April 1917 in Nunda, NY.. Possible that birth and death place may be reversed..

Added by Arthur Nelson on Oct 19, 2014 4:57 PM

Arthur Nelson
re; Elizabeth Jane Dekay
I have her listed in my DeKay family book, but dates are a little different. I have her listed as Elizabeth McElheney, b. 25 Sept 1841 d. 5 April 1915 in McLean, NY, and married Charles Melvin DeKay 29 Nov 1863..They had 3 sons, Maj. Albert Burdette DeKay b. 5 Aug 1867 Clarksville, NY d. 2 March 1933 in Defiance Ohio., Harry Marshall DeKay b. 29 April 1871 in Clarksville, NY d. 26 Jan 1931 in Bemus Point, NY., Ora (Orrie) Mathias DeKay b. 1876 in Portville, NY d. 15 Aug 1963 in Sarasota, Fla. Buried at Palms Memorial cemetery. My gggrandfather Nathaniel DeKay b. 9 Sept 1816 Warwick, Ny d. 15 Aug 1904 in Clarksville, NY was the father of Charles Melvin DeKay, Elizabeth Christina DeKay, and my ggrandfather "Burdette" Thomas DeKay from his first marriage. His second marriage there was William Nathaniel DeKay b. 12 Jan 1853 d. 27 March 1928 in Olean, NY. , and Sara Ann DeKay b. 27 Dec 1855 d. 4 Feb 1932..

Added by Arthur Nelson on Oct 19, 2014 4:22 PM

Arthur Nelson
re; DeKay
Hello Mark. I am a grandson of Fred B DeKay, and I am sure that the infant Mildred Margaret DeKay , marked with small circular stone with flat bottom, that says Our Baby was infant daughter of Fred B DeKay and Margaret Augusta (Clemons) DeKay. I will check my DeKay Family in America book to find out what relation Elizabeth Jane DeKay was. TY.. Art Nelson

Added by Arthur Nelson on Oct 18, 2014 10:31 AM

Ronald and Lois Burkett
Dear Mark, Thank you so much for transferring Uncle Ronald and Aunt Lois Burkett to me. It means a lot to me!

All the best to you!


Added by Cookie on Sep 26, 2014 11:06 AM

Carolyn Y Lowe Shifflett
RE: Weitzel
No I am not related to the Weitzel family. But it never hurts to ask.

Added by Carolyn Y Lowe Shifflett on Sep 25, 2014 12:35 PM

Georgia Anderson
Hannah Stevens
Hannah was born Jan 1820 in Bolton, Warren County, NY to Jonah Morgan and Sarah/Sally Brown
She was married to Simon Stevens 1814-1868
Her children were Erastus R, Walter 1841-1887, Henry J 1843-1927, Florence 1845-1921, and Elizabeth 1847-?

Added by Georgia Anderson on Sep 05, 2014 8:04 PM

Tiffany Stuck
RE: Jacob Hassinger
yes u found him.. ty

Added by Tiffany Stuck on Sep 04, 2014 5:11 PM

Maddy Alexander
RE: Sarah Jobe
What is the name of the cemetery and what town, county and state is it in?


Added by Maddy Alexander on Aug 01, 2014 6:19 PM

Maddy Alexander
Sarah Jobe
Is this Sarah Hawley (maiden name)? I'm searching for info on my distant relative Sarah Hawley and I noticed you have a NOTE on this site saying she maybe James Jobe's wife? Is there no proof?

Many thanks: Madeline Hawley Alexander

Added by Maddy Alexander on Aug 01, 2014 1:49 PM

Richard H. Goms Jr.
James B. Archibald
Son of Lee Earl and Elizabeth (Bennett) Archibald, brother of George L., Marion V., Don K., and Leah Archibald.

The Portville Review, Portville, NY, JUNE 6, 1940, p. 5
James Archibald will leave for Buffalo on Monday where he will join the U. S. Navy.

The Portville Review, Portville, NY, July 24, 1941
James Archibald who is stationed at Mare Island, Cal., spent the week end with his brother Don Archibald who attends the Boeing School of Aeronautics at Oakland, Cal.

The Portville Review, Portville, NY, December 18, 1941, p. 1

James Archibald, U.S.S. Swordfish, Pearl Harbor, T. H.
Don Archibald, 89th School Squadron, Barksdale Field, Louisiana.

James Archibald left Pearl Harbor on November 4th for unknown port.
George Archibald was discharged from military service on October 23rd after seven months training. He was discharged due to age limit.

The Portville Review, Portville, NY, April 13, 1943, p. 1

Staff Sergeant Don Archibald spoke to the Model Club and Junior and Senior boys on Monday at one o'clock at the local High School. He discussed his work in maintainence at the Army Glider Training Base at Stuttgart, Ark. "Don" related some of his flying experience and described the two motor transport which are used as tow ships. Sergeant Archibald has earned his wings and Staff Sergeant since speaking to the Model Club a little over a year ago.

BROTHERS HOME ON FURLOUGH Staff Sergeant Donald Archibald and James Archibald, U. S. N. are guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs Lee Archibald. "Jim" has been in service in the Pacific and this is his first trip home in two and one-half years.

The Portville Review, Portville, NY, March 2, 1944, p. 1
Portville Victory Club:
I would like to thank the members of the Portville Victory Club for the Christmas box that I received December 20th at Midway Islands. I would like to thank each of you personally, but it is impossible.
It sure makes a fellow feel good to know that the people of his home town are thinking of him and I hope that all my buddies received theirs in as good condition as mine.
James Archibald
EM 1-c U. S. Navy

The Portville Review, Portville, NY, May 18, 1944, p. 5
Sgt. George Archibald is spending fifteen days with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Lee Archibald. He is stationed on the Alaskan highway in California.

James Archibald, U. S. Navy spent the week-end at his home here. He was accompanied to New London, Conn., by Mrs. Archibald on his return.

The Portville Review, Portville, NY, December 7, 1944, p. 4
James Archibald
Don Archibald
George Archibald

The Portville Review, Portville, NY, June 24, 1948, p. 1
Miss Barbara Llewelyn, daughter of Mrs. Christine Llewelyn, of Eldred and George Archibald, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Earl Archibald of Portville, N. Y., were married in the Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, Pa., Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock. The attendants were Mrs. D. L. Bernard, of Olean, sister of the bride and Norman Blaski, of Eldred. The bride was attired in silk print dress and white accessories. Her corsage was red roses. Mrs. Bernard wore a silk print dress and her corsage was of sweet peas and carnations following the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Archibald left on a wedding trip to the Thousand Isłands. The bride is a graduate of Eldred High School and Mansfield State Teachers College and has been a teacher in the Lincoln School in Poster Township. He is a graduate of Portville High School. Mr. Archibald is manager of the Mayrock oil lease at Barnum. Their many friends are wishing them much happiness in their wedded life.

Added by Richard H. Goms Jr. on Jul 31, 2014 6:23 AM

kathy robarts
RE: Herb Family
Thank you so much. I just ordered the book. I see there are a number of families involved. Looking forward to getting it. Thanks again.

Added by kathy robarts on Jul 28, 2014 6:21 PM

Roy Klinger
Thanks for the photo!

Added by SherlockTAS on Jul 21, 2014 2:08 AM

Law-Miller Roots
Eister @ Wolf's Cross Roads Cemetery
Mark, Thanks for taking and posting the great photo for William and Louisa Eister! Appreciate your help.
~ Marilyn

Added by Law-Miller Roots on Jul 20, 2014 10:43 PM

Lucille Procious
RE: Barbara Paul
Barbara's' divorce papers state she was the daughter of Martin Paul which is why I used the date in the Upper Saucon records. I did not know of the other date on the atone. Martin is buried at klinger Cem. Our Nicholas was probably buried here in Armstrong Co. That is where his Property was located and his probate records are.A lady told me many years ago that there was a small Brosius grave yard in Redbank Twp Armstrong Co and the area was stripped for coal and the graveyard destroyed. That is very illegal. I asked the man that owned the Co. but of course he denied it. If you would like a copy of Barbara's divorce papers e-mail me at I sent and got them in 1978 but I have been told that they cannot be found. Lucille

Added by Lucille Procious on Jul 19, 2014 5:46 PM

Melinda Trayer Nobles
James and Lewis Brosius
Hi Mark,
Thank you for taking the time to fulfill my photo requests. I greatly appreciate your efforts.

Added by Melinda Trayer Nobles on Jul 19, 2014 11:33 AM

Lucille Procious
Barbara Paul Brosius
Thank you so much. I owe you one! great photo. Sometimes for DAR and other places , I do programs on family research. I always use Barbara and her 1828 divorce. She was way before her time. She really took Nicholas to the cleaners! Thanks again. You have no idea how happy I am!Lucille

Added by Lucille Procious on Jul 18, 2014 6:18 PM

Donna Butler Sheaffer
RE: Mary Kunselman
Dear Mark, You can delete yours. I transferred mine to you. Donna

Added by Donna Butler Sheaffer on Jul 15, 2014 5:12 AM

Law-Miller Roots
Bixler @ Salem (Herb's) Cemetery
Mark, Thanks very much for John's photo at Salem Cemetery. Appreciate your time and effort getting this for us.
~ Marilyn

Added by Law-Miller Roots on Jul 11, 2014 11:44 AM

Lucille Procious
RE: Brosius-Procious
Thanks Probably know a lot of your the area. more later Lucille

Added by Lucille Procious on Jul 03, 2014 4:06 PM

Carmen Chilson
Daniel Ames Mariage Year
Looking at the 1900 USA Federal Census, Daniel and Francis married in 1890

Added by Carmen Chilson on Jul 02, 2014 8:45 PM

Carmen Chilson
Daniel Eugene Ames
Newspaper made a few errors on names. Daniel was a child of Albert D. Ames and Lydia C. Hill
to find proof you can look at the USA Federal Census reports from 1860, 1870, and 1880, since he lived with his parents all those years.
Thank you very much

Added by Carmen Chilson on Jul 02, 2014 8:39 PM

Lucille Procious
I was browsing today and came across some of your postings. Did you happen to take a photo of Barbara Paul Brosius at Salem UCC Rough and ready. She is my husband's gggrandmother. She and Nicholas were divorced. Also the Elizabeth Braun buried at Himmel is their daughter and a sister of Otis's great grandfather William Brosius-Procious. I would love to have Barbara's stone.Put a request on but most of their requests went back several years. Thanks for the note you sent several months ago, I have not been doing a lot. I had several mini strokes and was not very active for a while Lucille

Added by Lucille Procious on Jul 01, 2014 5:12 PM


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