I have been looking for information on my great-grandfather and great grandmother. I have sent several inquiries to people listed in your "lookup" tab. My messages are returned because the addresses aren't current. Could you pass this inquiry to the appropriate person?
General info: My mother is Elizabeth Jane Harper; her father was Henry Peter Harper.
My great grandfather was Albert George Harper, Genesee County, NY, b. 1841, d. 1898. His first wife, from Grafton, OH, was named Mary ? The info I have, indicates that she was born abt. 1850 and died abt. 1871. Not sure whether she died in PA or OH. I know they lived in the Oil City, Cornplanter Twp, Venango, PA, area. Can't find definitive burial info. I know they had at least two daughters, Emma and Mary. Both were "disowned" by my great GM in her will (I have a copy).
His second wife, my great GM, was Ann Rose Murtaugh, Elyria, Lorain, OH, b. 1850, d. 1924. Her parents were Peter and Mary (?)Murtaugh. They lived in Kane City/Kaneville, Cornplanter Twp, Venango, PA. A. G. and A. R . are interred in the family grave site, St.Joseph's/Grove Hill Cemetery, my home town, Oil City, Venango, PA. They were married in the 1871 time frame. He served with I Co, 8th Infantry Regiment Ohio Volunteer (mustered out Aug 1861). Both were prominent in the PA Oil Region as producers. Their specialty was nitroglycerin torpedoes.
Can you help me out with identifying "Mary Harper" first wife: maiden name, POB, DOB, Date of marriage? Is there any further info on Ann Rose Murtaugh family.I would appreciate any further info on A.G. Harper. I believe his family was in Wattsburg, Erie, PA, at the time he was in OH.
I would really appreciate any guidance you may be able to offer.
Michael R. Schneider