||EXPERIENCE, ACTIVITIES & AWARDS
1980 Started doing genealogy research on my
WEBBER, McINTYRE, NORTON, TUTTLE & MAYNES Families of Chester, Delaware Co., East
Nottingham, Chester Co., & Reading, Berks Co., PA & Bridgeport, NJ.
1981 Joined The Delaware County Historical
Started research on my German side of the family, BINGLER, SCHMIDT /
SMITH, SCHULTER & MANNER / MEHNER of the Bronx, New York City, NY & Bingen
1982 Started research on the FOSS Family of
Delaware Co., PA & near Pittsburgh, PA.
1983 Started research on KAUFFMAN, FEHL / FELL,
ZIEGENFUSS, GRONER, MUFFLEY, JENNINGS, MANN, SHAUFNER of Upper Mt. Bethel Twp.,
Northampton Co., PA & Northern New Jersey.
1984 Photocopied Immaculate Heart of Mary's
(2nd & Norris Sts., Chester, PA), for the DCHS.
1985 Received Award from the DCHS.
Started research on my WEBBER, VAULX / VOSS, FRAMPTON, HITCH & CALLAWAY Families of
Kent Co., Sussex Co., DE & Caroline Co., MD.
Joined The CALLAWAY Family Association--needed help in researching my g-g-grandmother
Elizabeth CALLAWAY of Kent Co., DE & Caroline Co., MD. (CFA has a membership of
over 600, has a 3 day family reunion, every year since 1976 & has published all the
CALLAWAY / CALLOWAY census records from 1790-1900, now working on the 1910 & 1920.)
Contributed articles to CALLAWAY Journal.
1986 Joined the Upper Shore Genealogical Society
of Maryland-- needed help in my research of my Maryland Families.
Contributed information & articles to Chesapeake Cousins, (USGS).
1986-1987 Photocopied Saint Michael's Church Records, (7th & Avenue of The
States, Chester, PA), for the DCHS.
1987 Received Award from the DCHS.
Started research on ZANINI, MARENOLI, SINGLEY & TREFSGAR Families of Schuylkill Co.,
& Northumberland Co., PA & ZANINI from Tyrol, (Austria-Italy).
1988 Photocopied E. F. WHITE Funeral &
Coroner Records for DCHS.
Acquired Chester School Records from Chester-Upland School District, Chester, PA, for the
Acquired over 1,000 birth documents from the Chester-Upland School District, Chester, PA,
for the DCHS.
1988-1992 On the Board of Directors--Delaware County Historical Society.
Feb 1989 TUTTLE---I had Patrick TUTTLE'S name placed on THE IMMIGRATES
WALL at Ellis Island, NY.
1989 Received Award from DCHS.
1990 Started research for Pat McGILLIGAN on the
RHOADS, HARPER & WILKINSON Families of Delaware Co., PA, (for his book on Jack
NICHOLSON "the actor.")
1991 Started compiling info on all the WEBBERS,
dating back to 1616 in New England.
I did the genealogy of The Honorable Judge Joseph F. BATTLE of Chester, Delaware
Started research on the THARP / THORPE Families of Delaware & the Eastern Shore of
1992 Started compiling info on all VAULX /VOSS
Families dating from the 1600s in Delmarva.
1992-1996 Instructed a Genealogy Workshop--Delaware County Community College,
Apr 1992 Purchased RHOADS Family records at Booth's Corner Auction,
(found by my daughter). The RHOADS are ancestors of Jack NICHOLSON "the
actor." They lived in the East Falls section of Phila., PA.
May 1992 I did research on my TUTTLE / TUTHILL / TOOTHILL Family, while
in County Clare & County Kerry, Ireland.
Started research on the FIORELLI, MATTIO, ORFETELL, FAZZIO & ROSELLO / RUSELLO of
Delaware Co., PA, Naples, Italy & Sicily.
Oct 1992 Started research on Harriet Lula TINLEY, who married a James N.
BLADES, for Stan VALENTIN of CA., (Stan is searching for his mother Harriet, he had been
put up for adoption).
Dec 1992 The 2 Bibles I found & purchased at Booth's Corner Auction
of 1992, belonging to the HALLMAN & MOSES Families of Chester Co., PA were returned to
the family, when Harold M. HALLMAN of Chester Springs, Chester Co., PA read an article in
the newsletter of the Chester County Historical Society & contacted me.
1993 Started compiling all info on the FRAMPTONS
of the Eastern Shore of Maryland & Delaware.
Started research on the McCARTHY, MILLER, CAMUSO, WRIGHT, CAMPBELL, MITCHELL, IRISH,
STEFANELLI, CARRIGAN & QUINLIN Families of Onondaga Co., Onieda Co., & of New
York. (my daughter-in-law Maria's family).
Mar 1993 I did research on the FIORELLI / FIORELLA while in Naples,
1990-1993 Completed research & given credit for the genealogy research on
the RHOADS, HARPER & WILKINSON of Chester, Delaware Co., & Phila., PA, by Pat
McGILLIGAN, author of JACK'S LIFE, (a book on Jack NICHOLSON, "the actor").
Nov 1993 Started lecturing--How to get started in genealogy research!
Glen Mills Senior Citizens Association, Glen Mills, PA.
1993-95 Started research on Clint EASTWOOD, "the actor," for the author, Pat
McGILLIAN'S future book.
Jan 1994 Found Alfred TINLEY & James BLADES, Jr., for Stan VALENTIN,
petition the courts to open divorce records of Harriet L. TINLEY & James N. BLADES,
Sr., petition the courts to open adoption records of Robert Lee BLADES aka Stanley A.
1994-1996 Instructed a Genealogy Workshop--Neumann College, Aston, PA.
Feb 1994 Lecture---Genealogy & How to get started, for Borders Book
Store, Springfield, PA, on behalf of DCCC.
Apr 1994 Instructed a Genealogy Workshop--Chichester, Jr. High School,
May 1994 Researched GRAHAM & SMYTH Families of Phila. & Delaware
Co., for James A. BRENNAN of Forty Fort, PA.
Sep 1994 Lecture---Genealogy & How to get started, for AARP Chapter
885, Newtown Square, PA
1994-1995 Instructed a Genealogy Workshop--Strath Haven, Sr. High School,
Nov 1994 Started research on Cab CALLOWAY, b 25 Dec 1907 & d 19 Nov
1994---is he related to my CALLAWAYS?
Jan 1995 Researched the WILBANK Family of Delaware Co., & Phila., PA
for Barry WILBANK of Aston, PA, (family reunion). (His forefather made the
"Bell" that replaced the "Liberty Bell," when it cracked.)
Researched the STEVENSON Family of Delaware Co., PA for Richard R. STEVENSON of
12 Feb 1995 A two page article in the Sunday Delaware Daily Times--Delco double
slaying is one for the books: This article was about the research I did on a double ax
murder supposedly committed by a George WILKINSON in 1863. George is related to
"Jack" NICHOLSON "the actor." George & Jack's
g-g-grandfather John J. WILKINSON were brothers. Those murder were Ellen JONES &
John BLAIR. The murder is referred to as "The Murder at Bankcroft Bank"
& occurred at the old Bankcroft Mills in Middletown Twp., PA.
Mar 1995 Lecture--Genealogy & How to get started, for Middletown
Senior Citizens, Middletown, PA.
Lecture--- "PSYCHIC ROOTS," by Henry (Hank) Z. JONES, Jr.
Upper Eastern Shore Genealogy Society, Easton, MD.
Apr 1995 Lecture--GENEALOGY 1995 Spring Conference, Neumann College,
Aston, PA. Sponsored by the Genealogical Society of PA & the
Delaware County Historical Society--my topic Research Facilities in Delaware County, PA.
May 1995 Lecture---Genealogy & How to get started, for Aston
Historical Society, Aston, PA
Jun 1995 Started research on the WANDRESS, SWYMELAR, SAURMAN BOSLER,
NYCE, Families of Montgomery Co., PA & Hans HEEBNER came with 3rd migration of
Schwenkfelders, the ship was the "St. Andrew," arrived in Phila., PA, 22 Sep
1734. (my daughter-in-law Deb's family).
Sep 1995 Instructed--THE FORM at Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA (a
Genealogy Seminar for Elderhostal Institute Network).
Dec 1995 Now on E-World & America Online: HMWEBBER@aol.com
Apr 1996 Lecture--Genealogy & How to get started, Elderhostal Week,
for Delaware County Community College, Media, PA.
May 1996 Started research on my BINGLER, SCHLUETER, KEHL, BUCHER, SPATH,
SCHNETZ, BULZ in Mudau, Baden, Germany.
Jun 1996 TUTTLE---I had Patrick TUTTLE'S name placed on The IMMIGRANTS
WALL at the Delaware County Courthouse, Media, PA, (14 June 1996).
Researched the SPENCER, LANGHORNE, CLEXTON Families, when I received a letter 14 Jun 1996,
from Frances JONES of Sidney, Australia--in less then 2 days I found the family living all
over the U.S. Frances is a cousin to Princess Diane & Prince Charles.
Aug 1996 Contributed information on The HITCH Family to Michael HITCH of
Bowie, MD, for his HITCH Family Newsletter 1994-1997.
Dec 1996 Now surfing the World Wide Web.
Feb 1997 CHORNEY / CZARY--I'm trying to find a Jan CHORNEY missing after
WW II for HEIR LOCATORS LTD. of Canada.
Mar 1997 Instructed a Genealogy Workshop--Garnet Valley, Sr. High
School, Concord, PA.
Received & proofread the first chapter, for Pat McGILLIGAN's book on Clint EASTWOOD.
Oct 1997 Started research on the DERRICKSON Family from the Eastern
Shore of Maryland & Delaware, for Barry DERRICKSON of Marcus Hook, PA. (He is related
to "Jack" NICHOLSON, they both descend from a John J. WILKINSON.)
Nov 1997 Started research on the WEHLER Family of Baden, Germany
Started research on Margaret BERRY & the BERRY Family of the Eastern Shore of Maryland
Lecture--- "PSYCHIC ROOTS," by Henry (Hank) Z. JONES.
For Aston Historical Society, Aston, PA.
Feb 1998 HITCH--Ginny SNOW lent me a book on the HITCH Family, from
which we descend. I, in return gave her a printed booklet on the HITCH Family
Mar 1998 Lecture---Genealogy & How to get started, for The
Federation of Woman, Aston Library, Aston, PA
Joined the Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society (LDGS) in Salisbury, MD.
Started research on the Northampton Co., PA, family lines in the Revolutionary War, the
War of 1812 & the Civil War.
Apr 1998 More PSYCHIC ROOTS, by Henry (Hank) Z. JONES, found my name
& story on page 47 in his second book, while at the USGS 25th Jubilee in St.
Jun 1998 Compiling the MERION Family of Phila., & Delaware Co., PA,
researching & compiling the MANLOVE Family of the Eastern Shore of Maryland &
Delaware for Ginny DeNENNO. I will print her family genealogy charts
& prepare a booklet.
Jul 1998 Thomas MOORE---I found this on the web-- Abstracts of
Patriots Graves, buried in Marcus Hook, DE! I started doing
research on all the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 & the Civil War Soldiers buried
in St. Martin's Cemetery in Marcus Hook, PA.
This research was done because of this mistake & my grand-children's interest in
Thomas MOORE not having a tombstone.
Aug 1998 I contacted the Veterans Administration about tombstones for
soldier's unmarked graves.
Sep 1998 I went before the Board of Directors of the Marcus Hook
Community Development Corp. with a proposal to help replace the tombstones of Soldiers of
the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 & the Civil War---I would do all the research
Oct 1998 Lecture--Genealogy & How to get Started, for Chester Nurses
Alumni, Springfield Country Club, Springfield, PA.
CHORNEY / CZARY--I'm trying again to find a Jan CHORNEY missing after WW II for the
Canadian Goverment's Trustee Office.
Nov 1998 Compiling & researching the SHAFFER Family of Wayne Co., PA
for Dr. Mead SHAFFER of Bethel, Delaware Co., PA, which also, includes the SWINGLE,
ENSLIN, CURTIS of Wayne Co., PA & the WOODWARD Family of New England. I will
print his family genealogy charts and prepare a genealogy booklet.
Completed Jun 1999 but will continue researching "Mayflower Ancestry."
Mar 1999 Instructed a Genealogy Workshop--Marple Public Library,
22 Mar 1999 Received the first 5 grave stone for St. Martin's Cemetery, Marcus Hook, PA.,
(2 for the Revolutionary War & 3 for the War of 1812). This was a big day for
May 1999 Contacted by Tim SAMUELSON of Anchorage, Alaska to find his
father's Jewish siblings living in Delaware County, PA. His father changed his given name
when he was baptized a Catholic. I found them the next day!
Aug 1999 Continuing the "Mayflower" research for
Dr. Mead SHAFFER of which now goes on from his forefather Paul SWINGLE of Wayne Co.,
PA to the BUNTING & TILTON Families of Burlington Co., NJ, to the TILTON, ALLEN
Families of New England & the "Mayflower Ancestors," John HOWLAND, John
TILLY & his wife Joan HURST.
Continuing the TILTON, THORNE, PEARSALL Families of New York, Virginia, & London,
England to the Medieval Kings & Queens of Europe. Going as far back as
Rathaerius King of the FRANKS, born about 69
Sep 1999 Lecture--Genealogy & St. Martin's Cemetery in Marcus Hook,
PA For the Chichester Rotary Club/Chichester Historical Society.
21 Oct 1999 While being given a private tour of "Old St. Martin's Church" by
Bruce DORBIAN, (bough manager of Marcus Hook), for all my research work, I suggested to
Bruce to have a Revolutionary War Lecture at the church. Dr. SHAFFER had told me of
Ranger Wm TROPPMAN from Valley Forge Park who could speak on what part Marcus Hook played
in the Revolutionary War.
Dec 1999 I acquired 55 grave stone for St. Martin's Cemetery, Marcus
Hook, PA., to date for The Revolutionary War, The War of 1812, The Mexican War, The Civil
War & The Spanish-American War.
13 Jan 2000
The Soldier's Walk Project presented the first lecture at "Old St. Martin's
Church," speaking on Marcus Hook at the time of The Revolutionary War by Ranger
William TROPPMAN of Valley Forge National Historical Park. Over 100 people attended. I
suggested a lecture on the War of 1812 & some lectures on the Civil War.
2 Feb 2000 I coordinated a meeting with Dr. Joseph EDGETTE, Bruce DORBIAN & The
Soldier's Walk committee in reference to laying the ground plans for The Soldier's Walk
Feb 2000 I started research on the Vaudeville - Burlesque Career
(1932-1938 in NYC) of my mother Helen "Bingo" BINGLER. I made contact with
Chris COSTELLO daughter of Lou COSTELLO of ABBOTT & COSTELLO. Lou nicknamed my
Chris referred me to a Ron PALUMBO of ACQtrly. Ron found 2 pictures & an
article on my mother in the Feb 1935 issue of Fortune magazine. Ron told me he
is going to do an article on my mother in the next ACQtrly magazine.
Mar 2000 The marriage records (1873-1909), I photocopied (in 1984) from
Immaculate Heart of Mary's Church. (2nd & Norris Sts., Chester, PA), for the DCHS. I
am now translating them from Latin to English to be placed on a website.
Apr 2000 All 73 grave stones have been received & I have completed
the project concerning St. Martin's Cemetery, Marcus Hook, PA., The stones are for the
veterans of The Revolutionary War, The War of 1812, The Mexican War, The Civil War &
The Spanish-American War. These veterans are from four different States--Pennsylvania,
Delaware, Maryland & New Jersey.
Apr 2000 I started research on The NEWLIN Family of Delaware & / or
Chester Counties, PA. This search is mainly on the mysteries (Andrew, Ralf S.,
David T., NEWLIN & Joseph NIEHLIN) that have not been connected to The Nicholas NEWLIN
Family Line, as yet.
Apr 2000 A committee member: "Make History Come Alive," for
the Delaware County Historical Society. (Antique Appraisials, Auction, & Antique Auto
May 2000 Lecture--How to get started on Genealogy Research. For
Aston's AARP, Aston Legion, Aston, PA
May 2000 Became President & Founder of the Delaware County
Genealogical Society, of PA. (DCGS)
Jun 2000 I'm researching & compiling a book on Marcus Hook--
"Genealogy the Heart of Marcus Hook, PA." I hope it will be completed by