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Dienenger of Plum, Allegheny, PA

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Dienenger of Plum, Allegheny, PA

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 10:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Nicholson, Calhoun, Dienenger, Demenger, McChesney
Hello;

I have listed my information many times here to no avail but thought I'd try again.

I am searching for any information on my Ggrandfather John George NICHOLSON b.1874 Newcastle, Northumberland, Eng. d.sometime after 1901 but not sure where. m.Anne Richardson BROWN b.1879 Newcastle, Northumberland, Eng.

John's parents were James Patterson NICHOLSON & Frances HUME both b.Newcastle, Eng.

John George NICHOLSON was born in England but traveled to PA at around 1895 and married Anne Richardson BROWN 1896 in Scranton, PA. Anne who was also born in England had been living in PA since around 1882. I do believe her parents Richard Morris BROWN & Hannah Hodgson RICHARDSON knew John's family but have not been able to figure out the connection. Otherwise, why would John travel all the way to PA to marry Anne and then move back to England. On the ships manifest for John it lists Richard Morris BROWN as a friend and that John was marrying his daughter.

John George NICHOLSON & Anne Richardson BROWN had 3 children. All of which were born in Newcastle, Eng.

John William NICHOLSON b.1896
Richard Morris NICHOLSON b.1898
James Patterson NICHOLSON b.1900 (my grandfather)

Around 1901 after the England census was taken where they were located in Westgate Durham England they are found on a ships manifest going back to PA to Anne's family. Later in 1909 all the boys were placed in a Children's home in Pittsburgh due to the parents death. John William NICHOLSON is located in the 1910 census living in Mahoning, Indiana, PA with a Samuel CALHOUN b.1879 PA, his wife Fannie B CALHOUN b.1882 PA, and daughter Catherine B CALHOUN b.1909 PA.

Richard Morris NICHOLSON is located in the 1910 Census in Plum, Allegheny, Pa with a John DIENENGER or DEMINGER b.1853 Germany, wife Margaret C and their 5 children; Elizabeth, William, Catherine, Emma & Lorena.

James Patterson NICHOLSON is located in the 1910 Census in Unity, Westmoreland, PA with a Steel McCHESNEY b.1860 PA, wife Ellen and their 3 children; Glenn, Catherine & Andrew.

Eventually John, Richard & James all ended up in the Erie or Chemung county of NY.

If you have any information on these NICHOLSONS or any of the other families listed above I would love to hear from you.

Thank you.

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