I'll try to help. Much of the information that I have is from a Family
History that I found at the Genealogical Society in Indiana, PA this summer.
It was done by a Dez Warzel of Jersey Shore, PA. I'm in the process of
researching his data to prove his accuracy.
If your mother's name is Patricia J. Straitliff, then the following data
should be of your line:
George Empfield m. Barbara (Unknown). He died 1810
Peter Empfield m. Mary Hart. He died 1872.
William Harrison Empfield m. Margaret Irwin.
John Irwin Empfield m. May G. Findley. He died 1962.
Kenneth D. Empfield m. Mabel Alberta Walker. He died 1977.
Darhl Empfield m. Patricia J. Straitliff.
The Empfields are of German Heritage. In his family history, Mr. Warzel has
the parents of the first George Empfield as Joseph Imfeld(Infeld) and
Christine Winter. Joseph arrived in Philadelphia aboard the Phoenix on
11/22/1752. I have been able to verify that Joseph arrived on that date and
he had a son named Gorg Ludwig born on 1/28/1759. However, I have not been
able to prove that Gorg Ludwig is the same George Empfield. (I wrote to Mr.
Warzel, but he has not responded to my letter).
What other information are you looking for? I have posted various documents
relating to the Empfields on the genweb website. You might want to take a
look at them. Please respond to my e-mail address, Bethcakes@msn.com
I tried to send this to your e-mail address, but the delivery failed.