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John W Reese Shenandoah PA

John W Reese Shenandoah PA

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 11:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Reese
I have a John W Reese B abt 1838 born in wales
Marries a Flower Codrington B 1842 and they have 7 children
in the area of Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States
Sarah B1863
Frank C B1865
Flower B:1867
Hannah:1869
MaryAnn: B1871
Edward B:1876
John W Jr B:1878

Anyone have these in their reese Line

Re: John W Reese Shenandoah PA

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 12:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Mar 2012 12:50AM GMT
PLEASE STOP WITH ALL OF THESE DUPLICATE POSTS, Go back and DELETE all of them except for this. It is only necessary to post once.

Among the over 31,000 names in my Rees file (none related to me that I know) I list a family similiar to those you seek. Unfortunately I can not bring them forward very well.

Thomas Reese, b 25 Dec 1806, died 23 Jun 1880, is buried in Odd Fellows cemetery at Shenandoah Hts, PA.

I show his son John Reese, b 9 Nov 1841 in Wales, d 26 Jul 1880 in Shenandoah, PA, buried in the same cemetery plot, and his wife listed as Flower Currington d 25 Jun 1907. I have two birth dates for her, 12 Oct 1842, and 25 Feb 1842.
She married her second husband, B. G. Hess, sometime between 23 Sep and 25 Sep 1896, Schuylkill ML B1125, recorded in Vol 8 at the Schuylkill Co. courthouse.

Children of Flower and John:
Sarah b 30 Nov 1862, died 18 Aug 1891, buried with father and grand-father.

Flower, b 4 Feb 1867, d 27 Feb 1895, married a Mr. Stettler, also buried with father and grand-father.

Hannah, b 26 Mar 1869 in Mt. Laffee, PA, d ?
m Robert O'Boyle (b Kutztown 26 Jul 1890), a widower clergyman, between 25 Jun 1895 and 2 Jul 1895, ML A 562, vol. 7, Schuylkill Co.

Mary Ann, b 1871 in Flowery Field, PA, married twice, first husband unknown, divorced 13 Mar 1914, second was Samuel Light, b 1854, Lancaster, PA, on 1 Feb 1919 at Steelton (Harisburg), PA, Dauphin Co. ML 417, 1919, Vol. 3-Q, pq. 417, issued 23 Jan 1919.

Thomas, b 8 Nov 1875, d 21 Jan 1880, buried Odd Fellows, same plot as father.

Martha, b 10 Mar 1877 d 8 Mar 1878, same plot as father.

Thomas, b 27 Nov 1880, d 20 Jan 1881, same plot as father.

Edward, 1876, no futher record than 1880 census.

Now there is a problem here with Martha being born in March, and John W., listed as born Oct 1877, in Shenandoah, married Annie B. Kiethan, b 23 Mar 1881 in Shenadoah, on 29 Apr 1904, ML issued 26 Apr, Schuylkill Co., # 2211, yr 1904, Vol. 13., one child Frederick, b 1907.

I suspect John W.'s year is wrong. Birth info is either from the ML or from "Burials in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Shenandoah Heights", Sept 1993, Philip A. Rice.

Re: John W Reese Shenandoah PA

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 1:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Reese
Thank you for your response.

I actually have John W Born in 1838 and he migrated to US from Wales in 1842...

You also have 2 other children then I had.... And I had 2 that you didnt include all different. I have a John W (JR.) born in 1878 but no further info. I have Frank C born 2/7/1865 Marries Elizabeth (Lizzie) Biggins Born 11/29/1868 Married in 1888.
Children of Frank C and Elizabeth are
mabel Born 1891 - No Further info
John Francis - Born 1892 Died - 1970
Sadie - Born 1895 - No further info
Margaret - Born 1898 - No Further info
Frank C Jr - Born 1901 - Limited info
Flora Born - 1906 - Died 4-8-1934 - Married Lewis Mohr in 1923 had 2 children
Janet 1932 - Living
Joan - 1933 - (My Mother) - Living.

Who are you related to here?

Re: John W Reese Shenandoah PA

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 1:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Not related to any of these people in this particular file. I have had to research in the various counties and have collected any and every scrap of information that I have come across for my surname.

In reference to John W. - I'd accept the dates inscribed on his tombstone from the cemetery record, rather than rely on what a census taker may have written.

I have another family similar to your Frank, but could not firmly attach them to John and Flower.

They are:

Reese, Frank C., b 11 Feb 1864, Wadesville (New Castle Twp.), Schulkill Co., died 1933, a clerk in 1890, living in 3rd Ward, Shanandoah; in 1900 and 1910 in Pottsville (1001 W. Market St.), buried in Charles Baber cemetery there.
m Elizabeth M. 'Lizzie' Girton bef 20 Jul 1888 by Rev. William O'Malley, license issued 16 Jun 1888, # 2918, record in Vol. 3, Schuylkill Co. Liz bas born 19 Nov 1868 in Washingtonville, PA. That is near Danville., she died in 1950, also buried at Charles Baber cemetery.

Children:
Blanche, born abt. 1889 , died 1891, buried in Odd Fellows cemetery, Shenandoah Hts.; section 11, row 21; no dates, 2 yrs, 2 mo, 4 d. This is same area as John W. and grandfather Thomas if the connection can be made.

Mabel M., b 3 Jun 1891, died 1918, burial Baber cemetery.

John F., b 13 Sept 1892 in Shanandoah, d ?; first marriage not identified, but divored in 1935; later married Carrie Ossman on 27 Apr 1951 at Pottsville, Rev. William A. Schwartz, ML 164, yr 1951; Vol. 132, pg 164, Schuylkill Co., issued 23 Mar 1951. Her first husband has not yet been identified, but her divorce was 12 Dec 1950, # 656, Dec. 1950 term, Schuylkill Co., dau. of George Ossman and Carrie Wells of Newtown, PA, she was born there in 1909.

Sadie Reese was b, 5 Feb 1895, no further info after 1900 census.

Margaret Reese was b, 27 Dec 1898, no further info after 1900 census.

Frank C., Jr., b 1900 in Pottsville, died 1960, an investigator with the Schuylkill Co. Institutional District in July 1942, died in 1960. Marriage to Charlotte Smith on 10 Mar 1937, by Rev. L. M. Fetterolf (English Lutheran Church?), ML 375, yr 1937; Vol. 88, pg. 375, Schuylkill Co.,, issued 11 Jan 1937.
Charlotte's first husband,. Mr. Merry, died 10 Mar 1932, and one daughter Shirley Merry. Charlotte was born 1906 in Wilkes-Barre, died 19 Jul 1942 in Philadelphia, dau of Thomas Smith of Wilkes-Barre, and Jennie Evans of Scranton.
Both are buried in Charles Baber cemetery.

I did not catch Flora in the 1910 census, and did not identify the family in 1920.

Re: John W Reese Shenandoah PA

Posted: 29 Mar 2012 12:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Reese
okay so I was off. getting more details from my mother I think I had the wrong Frank C Reese. I confirmed that the Frank C Reese I am looking for was born in Sept of 1883 Married Elizabeth Biggins Newton(1st marriage)in 1905. Found the marriage info which confirms the parents. The 1910 Census has him listed with Elizabeth and with the step children from Elizabeth's first marriage to a Newton.
Son Raymond 01
Stepson - John A Newton 14
Stepdaugther Abigail 12
Stepdaugther - Catharine05
Stepdaugther - Flora 03 - I dont think this was a step child as this would be my Grandmother who had the name Reese and her death cert lists Frank C Reese as her Father.

Franks Father is listed as Markley E Reese Born 1860 married to Mary B. CONVER Born in 1863 they married in 1882.

Why is this so hard. Its killing me reading all the post where other people are finding their families and all I am finding is road blocks....



Re: John W Reese Shenandoah PA

Posted: 8 Aug 2012 11:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Murray, Reese
I read your most recent post with great empathy. My first Ancestry.com search was so dramatically successful that I felt like one of those celebrities on TV, discovering that their great-great-whatever played a prominent role in the Revolution. But after that, much work with results fewer and far between.
In my case, the surname "Reese" led to much confusion. My grandmother's sister, Mary "Mayme" Murray, married Italian Immigrant Neil Reese. Over the course of the 1920's, they produced nine children: Joe, Rose, Johnny, Connie, Marty, Lorraine, Dot, Helen, & Mally. In the next generation there are multiple Joes, Johnnies and Connies, whom I have yet to sort out. During the 1960's to 1990's, the Reeses were active in Shenandoah's civic and business communities. Hopefully, Ancestry.com's documents will assist me in sorting all of this out. Especially when once-large families are so greatly reduced in size, I want to leave accurate info for the generations to come when they are searching their own roots. Good luck in your seeking!

Re: Neall Reese, Shenandoah PA

Posted: 9 Aug 2012 1:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Mar 2013 12:07PM GMT
[I do not have much on Neal, but I will share what I did find on his line.]


Descendants of Neal Reese


Generation No. 1

1. Neal1 Reese was born 1888 in Italy, and died Bef. September 1977. He married Mary Murray, daughter of Martin Murray and Rose Monaghan. She was born 1896 in Lost Creek, PA, and died September 21, 1977 in Shenandoah, PA (Source: Newspaper, Pottsville Republican, 09/22/1977.).

More About Neal Reese:
Census: 1920, Vol. 292, ED 154, sh 20, l 17
Emigration: 1912
Occupation 1: February 1947, miner
Occupation 2: 1930, repairman, coal mines
Occupation 3: June 1949, miner
Residence 1: 1920, Schuylkill Co., PA
Residence 2: February 1947, Shenandoah, PA
Residence 3: June 1949, Shenandoah, PA

Notes for Mary Murray:
both parents born in Irish free State

More About Mary Murray:
Burial: September 26, 1977, Annunciation BVM cemetery, Shenandoah
Census: 1920, Vol. 292, ED 154, sh 20, l 17
Funeral 1: services, Walukiewicz Funeral Home
Funeral 2: arrangements, McDonald Funeral Home, Girardville
Residence 1: 1920, Schuylkill Co., PA
Residence 2: February 1947, Shenandoah, PA
Residence 3: June 1949, Shenandoah, PA

Children of Neal Reese and Mary Murray are:
2 i. Rose K.2 Reese, born July 31, 1914 in Lost Creek, PA (Source: SSDI - Social Security Death Index.); died December 03, 1993 in Shenandoah, PA (Source: (1) SSDI - Social Security Death Index., (2) Newspaper, Pottsville Republican, 12/03/1993.).

More About Rose K. Reese:
Burial: December 06, 1993, Annunciation BVM cemetery, Shenandoah
Census 1: 1920, Vol. 292, ED 154, sh 20, l 17
Census 2: 1930, Vol. 379, ED 149, sh 5B, l 97
Funeral 1: service at Walukiewicz - Oravitz - Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah
Funeral 2: arrangements by Robert M. McDonald Funeral Home, Girardville
Residence 1: 1920, Schuylkill Co., PA
Residence 2: 1930, 126 S. Coal St., Brownsville, W. Mahanoy Twp. (Schuylkill Co.), PA
Residence 3: March 1977, 1265 W. Penn St., Shenandoah, PA
Residence 4: January 1988, Shenandoah, PA
Residence 5: December 1993, 1265 W. Penn St., Shenandoah, PA

+ 3 ii. Joseph P. Reese, born April 24, 1916 in #2, Lost Creek, PA; died September 29, 1994 in Pottsville, PA.
4 iii. Martin F. Reese, born 1918 in PA; died Bef. September 1977.

More About Martin F. Reese:
Census 1: 1920, Vol. 292, ED 154, sh 20, l 17
Census 2: 1930, Vol. 379, ED 149, sh 5B, l 97
Residence 1: 1920, Schuylkill Co., PA
Residence 2: 1930, 126 S. Coal St., Brownsville, W. Mahanoy Twp. (Schuylkill Co.), PA

+ 5 iv. John Joseph Reese, born 1925 in Shenandoah, PA; died January 25, 1988 in Shenandoah, PA.
+ 6 v. Cornelius F. Reese, born February 24, 1920 in # 2, Lost Creek, PA; died March 30, 1998 in Pottsville, PA.
7 vi. Marie Lorraine Reese, born 1922 in Lost Creek, PA. She married Edward Joseph Matusick July 12, 1941 in Shenandoah, PA; born 1922 in Shenandoah, PA.

More About Marie Lorraine Reese:
Census: 1930, Vol. 379, ED 149, sh 5B, l 97
Residence 1: Bet. December 1993 - April 1998, Dillsburg, PA
Residence 2: 1930, 126 S. Coal St., Brownsville, W. Mahanoy Twp. (Schuylkill Co.), PA
Residence 3: July 1941, 1265 Coal St., Shenandoah, PA
Residence 4: March 1977, Dillsburg, PA
Residence 5: January 1988, Harrisburg, PA

More About Edward Joseph Matusick:
Occupation: July 1941, polisher
Residence: July 1941, 224 Park Trail, Hartford, CT

More About Edward Matusick and Marie Reese:
Consent 1: father of bride
Consent 2: father of groom
Marriage: July 12, 1941, Shenandoah, PA
Marriage license: July 11, 1941, 16, yr. 1941, vol. 102, pg. 16, Schuylkill Co.
Minister: Rev. Aloysius H. Vath

8 vii. Dorothy Reese, born 1924 in PA. She married George Wilson.

More About Dorothy Reese:
Census: 1930, Vol. 379, ED 149, sh 5B, l 97
Residence 1: Bet. December 1993 - April 1998, Shenandoah, PA
Residence 2: 1930, 126 S. Coal St., Brownsville, W. Mahanoy Twp. (Schuylkill Co.), PA
Residence 3: March 1977, OK

9 viii. Helen Reese, born August 1928 in PA.

More About Helen Reese:
Census: 1930, Vol. 379, ED 149, sh 5B, l 97
Residence 1: Bet. December 1993 - April 1998, Shenandoah, PA
Residence 2: 1930, 126 S. Coal St., Brownsville, W. Mahanoy Twp. (Schuylkill Co.), PA
Residence 3: March 1977, 1265 W. Penn St., Shenandoah, PA

10 ix. Madeline Reese.

More About Madeline Reese:
Residence 1: Bet. January 1988 - April 1998, Shenandoah, PA
Residence 2: March 1977, 1265 W. Penn St., Shenandoah, PA


Generation No. 2

3. Joseph P.2 Reese (Neal1) was born April 24, 1916 in #2, Lost Creek, PA (Source: SSDI - Social Security Death Index.), and died September 29, 1994 in Pottsville, PA (Source: (1) SSDI - Social Security Death Index., (2) Newspaper, Pottsville Republican, 09/30/1994.). He married Margaret >Reese. She died 1989.

More About Joseph P. Reese:
Burial: Annunciation BVM cemetery, Shenandoah
Census 1: 1920, Vol. 292, ED 154, sh 20, l 17
Census 2: 1930, Vol. 379, ED 149, sh 5B, l 97
Church: Annunciation Blessed Virgin Mary
Funeral: Oravitz Home for Funerals, Shenandoah
Occupation: treasurer, Teamsters, local 77
Residence 1: 1920, Schuylkill Co., PA
Residence 2: 1930, 126 S. Coal St., Brownsville, W. Mahanoy Twp. (Schuylkill Co.), PA
Residence 3: September 1977, Shenandoah, PA
Residence 4: January 1988, Shenandoah, PA
Residence 5: December 1993, Shenandoah, PA
Residence 6: September 1994, 322 W. Coal St., Shenandoah, PA
Veteran: US Army, WW2

Children of Joseph Reese and Margaret >Reese are:
11 i. Joseph3 Reese.

More About Joseph Reese:
Residence: September 1994, Shenandoah, PA

12 ii. Cornelius Reese.

More About Cornelius Reese:
Residence: September 1994, Shenandoah, PA

13 iii. Marty Reese.

More About Marty Reese:
Residence: September 1994, Shenandoah, PA

14 iv. John Reese.

More About John Reese:
Residence: September 1994, Shenandoah, PA

15 v. Linda Reese. She married Lr? Milewski.

More About Linda Reese:
Residence: September 1994, Fountain Springs, PA

16 vi. Barbara Reese. She married Br? Oravitz.

More About Barbara Reese:
Residence: September 1994, Ringtown (Schuylkill Co.), PA


5. John Joseph2 Reese (Neal1) was born 1925 in Shenandoah, PA, and died January 25, 1988 in Shenandoah, PA (Source: Newspaper, Pottsville Republican, 01/26/1988.). He married Mary Helen Evanouskey February 15, 1947 in Shenandoah, PA, daughter of John Evanouskey and Marcella Nannerth. She was born January 07, 1926 in Shenandoah, PA (Source: SSDI - Social Security Death Index.), and died April 28, 1995 in Mahanoy City, PA (Source: Newspaper, Pottsville Republican, 04/29/1995.).

More About John Joseph Reese:
Date born 2: 1925, PA
Burial: January 28, 1988, Annunciation BVM cemetery, Shenandoah
Census: 1930, Vol. 379, ED 149, sh 5B, l 97
Church: Annunciation Blessed Virgin Mary
Elected: mayor of Shenandoah
Funeral 1: service at Walukiewicz - Oravitz - Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah
Funeral 2: Arrangements by Robert M. McDonald Funeral Home, Girardville
Military service: US Navy, WW 2
Occupation 1: 1988, director, Schuylkill Co. Communications Center
Occupation 2: February 1947, none
Residence 1: March 1977, Shenandoah, PA
Residence 2: 1930, 126 S. Coal St., Brownsville, W. Mahanoy Twp. (Schuylkill Co.), PA
Residence 3: February 1947, Shenandoah, PA

More About Mary Helen Evanouskey:
Burial: May 01, 1995, Annunciation BVM cemetery, Shenandoah
Church: Annunciation Blessed Virgin Mary
Funeral 1: service at Walukiewicz - Oravitz - Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah
Funeral 2: arrangements by Robert M. McDonald Funeral Home, Girardville
Occupation 1: JoSetta Shirt factory (retired)
Occupation 2: February 1947, factory
Residence 1: April 1995, 217 E. Coal St., Shenandoah, PA
Residence 2: February 1947, Shenandoah, PA

More About John Reese and Mary Evanouskey:
Marriage: February 15, 1947, Shenandoah, PA
Marriage license: February 13, 1947, 93, yr. 1947, vol. 119, pg. 93, Schuylkill Co.
Minister: Rev. Bernard A. Shimkus

Children of John Reese and Mary Evanouskey are:
17 i. John3 Reese, Jr..

More About John Reese, Jr.:
Residence: Bet. January 1988 - April 1995, Shenandoah, PA

18 ii. James Reese.

More About James Reese:
Residence: Bet. January 1988 - April 1995, Shenandoah Heights, PA


6. Cornelius F.2 Reese (Neal1) was born February 24, 1920 in # 2, Lost Creek, PA, and died March 30, 1998 in Pottsville, PA (Source: (1) SSDI - Social Security Death Index., (2) Newspaper, Pottsville Republican & Evening Herald, 04/01/1998.). He married Mary Ludes June 28, 1949 in Shenandoah, PA, daughter of Charles Ludes and Amelia Resig. She was born 1925 in Shenandoah, PA.

More About Cornelius F. Reese:
Burial: April 02, 1998, Annunciation BVM cemetery, Shenandoah Heights
Census 1: 1930, Vol. 379, ED 149, sh 5B, l 97
Census 2: 1930, Vol. 379, ED 149, sh 5B, l 97
Church: Annunciation Blessed Virgin Mary, Shenandoah
Elected: Abt. 1994, mayor, Shenandoah, 2 terms
Funeral: Walukiewicz - Oravitz - Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, PA
Note: former fire chief
Occupation 1: miner
Occupation 2: June 1949, miner
Residence 1: March 1998, 212 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, PA
Residence 2: 1930, 126 S. Coal St., Brownsville, W. Mahanoy Twp. (Schuylkill Co.), PA
Residence 3: 1930, 126 S. Coal St., Brownsville, W. Mahanoy Twp. (Schuylkill Co.), PA
Residence 4: June 1949, 1265 W. Penn St., Shenandoah, PA
Residence 5: March 1977, Shenandoah, PA
Residence 6: January 1988, Shenandoah, PA
Residence 7: December 1993, Shenandoah, PA

More About Mary Ludes:
Occupation: June 1949, waitress
Residence: June 1949, 129 E. Coal St., Shenandoah, PA

More About Cornelius Reese and Mary Ludes:
Marriage: June 28, 1949, Shenandoah, PA
Marriage license: June 09, 1949, 548, yr. 1949, vol 126, pg. 548, Schuylkill Co.
Minister: Rev. John F. Fay

Children of Cornelius Reese and Mary Ludes are:
19 i. Neil P.3 Reese.

More About Neil P. Reese:
Occupation: April 1998, police chief
Residence: April 1998, Shenandoah, PA

20 ii. Tricia Reese. She married Tr? Jordan.

More About Tricia Reese:
Residence: April 1998, Quakertown, PA

Re: John W Reese Shenandoah PA

Posted: 7 Mar 2013 5:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Flower or Flora Codrington was born April 1842 in Ishlawrcoed or Blackwood, Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Wales. Her parents are Frances and Mary Codrington._____

She is found in the following census records (overseas in UK):_____

Wales 1851 census; District 2, Rock Bedwellty, Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Wales_____

England 1861 census; District 4, Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire, England_____

Her forename may appear in records as "Flower" or "Flora._____

She married John Rees 3rd Quarter 1861 in Newport, Monmouth, Wales._____

They are found in the following US census records:_____

U.S. 1870 census; New Castle, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania_____

U.S. 1880 census; Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania_____

John Rees(e) died in a mining accident on 28 Jul 1880 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania._____

It appears that Flower MAY have married #2 Benjamin G. Hess._____

This is NOT known or proven to be my family. I have a REES(E) family who also had a John Rees(e) born 19 Oct 1838 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania to Thomas J. REES and Ann PRICE._____

Thus, the two men, both named John Rees(e), both lived in Schuylkill County, and both were born about 1838-1842._____

By the way, if Richard M. Reese provides information, you can take that information to the bank. His research methods are absolutely SOLID_____

Re: John W Reese Shenandoah PA

Posted: 7 Mar 2013 10:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Reese, Codrington, Girton and others
Online book mentions John W. Reese and Frank C. Reese as as well as other family members. Four-page article includes photo of Frank C. Reese.

Article can be viewed at the following link:
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89062011291;seq=477...

Name of book is as follows:
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA; GENEALOGY, FAMILY HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY: CONTAINING HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF OLD FAMILIES AND OF REPRESENTATIVE AND PROMINENT CITIZENS, PAST AND PRESENT; Chicago; J. H. Beers; 1916; pp 368-372

Re: John W Reese Shenandoah PA

Posted: 9 Mar 2013 12:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Absolutely fanscinating story. It still does not prove that the John and Flower were Frank's parents, but I think that given my access to PA death certificates, and a death date for Frank (9 Apr 1933), I will now be able to find that proof.

The original post author has determined that his Frank C. Reese is not the same person as was discussed in detail here.
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