Re: Orchard Park NY
It has been a year.Good to see you are still researching!
Looking back at this thread, you were interested in my grandfather Thomas Jefferson Harig & wife Emma, and their children.I will give you a quick shorthand history...
My grandfather's nickname was Jeff (as was his father... the German tradition of using the middle name).He was born in Baltimore and moved with his family, finally settling in Lackawanna, NY, a suburb south of Buffalo.Worked for the railroad as an electrician.I keep meaning to write to the Railroad Retirement system (like Social Security) for his records.He married Emma Goeckle.Not a lot on Emma.Born in Brooklyn.I think orphaned and raised by relatives in Amsterdam, NY.She was a nurse, trained in Seneca Falls, NY.Had a sister Julia.At one time I tracked that Julia moved to California (San Diego area I recall) with an aunt who got into real estate... two streets there named for the sisters Julia and Imogene Streets (at one time I found these streets on MapQuest).
Jeff and Emma had three children.
Veronica married Robert Koningsor. Moved to Tucson, Arizona in the 50s.Bob was with the telephone company.Raised a large family of boys.Bob passed away several years ago.Veronica now travels a lot, still based in Tucson.
Richard settled in Orchard Park, NY outside Buffalo.WW2 Navy vet. He was also with the railroad.Also a local funeral director (buried entertainer Bo Jangles(sp?)), long retired from both.He and wife Molly also raised a large family, and are still in Orchard Park,NY.
Paul entered the Navy at 17 during WW2.Upon discharge settled in Auburn, NY, married Agnes Carmody, and also raised a large family (7 boys/2 girls).He was a telephone company engineer, retired and living in Glens Falls, NY.
The children of Veronica, Richard, and Paul (about 19 or so) are scattered across the country.
Depending on how interested you are....I have a bunch of records on the old Harigs, from Baltimore.A good amount of newspaper clippings from the 1800s that I obtained during trips to Baltimore to search through public libraries and archives.I must admit that my records are very disorganized.I have spent my time collecting, and not organizing.And my collection efforts are when I have the time.If you send me an email address, maybe I could scan some things for you over time.But you should also tell me about your wife's Harig family connection so I can figure out what is relevant and where to focus.
Wishing you a good holiday season!