Searching for parents of Mary Ann (Marianna) Not BARCLAY, but BARTLEY/BARTEL/BACKLER/BARTLIE?B OCT 1844 IN PA, wife of Peter Gerstner
My puzzle is: who are the parents of the Great-grandmother Mary Ann or Marianna who married Peter GERSTNER 13 Sep 1864 in Reserve Twp or in Allgheny City, Allegheny Co, PA.?
I had been told her surname was BARCLAY or BARKLEY.
The Pgh. Diocese Archives sent me lists of 5 baptisms for children of Peter and Mary Ann.
Although the children who were baptised at the old St. Philomena church did not have surviving records, this is what was interesting about the mother, Mary Ann.
HER NAME MAY BE BARTLEY and not BARCLAY !
I wondered why I could never find any parents for Mary Ann on the 1860 or earlier census, since she said on later census, she was born in PA in 1844.
Her name as shown on the baptismal records for her children was.
1. Maria SMIDT 2. Mariae Bartel 3. Mariae Bartley 4. Mariae Barltie 5. Mariae Bartley
Not a one was spelled BARCLAY or BARCKLAY .
Further, there were some of the sponsors (Aunts) married to Peter's brothers, named:
Philumena BARTEL Agnes BACKLER Henrietta BURKLE b 1855
SO, Just who is my Marianna , a dau of German parents with this strange name?
Has anyone any relatives with similar names of old Allegheny City or Troy Hill, Northside Pgh. before or after the War of the Rebellion?
Who are they?
The children of Peter and MariannaGERSTNER werenamed:
1. Frank Paul (named for Frank Gerstner, father of Peter) 2. Henry William b 1869 3. Joseph M. b 1871 4. Theresia P. b 1874 5. Wilhelmina b 1876 6. Anna Maria b 24 Apr 1877 7. Agnes Joanna b 6 May 1883 8. Henrietta (Louise?) b 1886