GENEALOGY REQUESTS & LIBRARY

The Society has a growing list of Fairview families and their genealogy.  In addition, the Society has burial listings in the Fairview Cemetery from its beginning in 1864 to present day.  These include stones transferred from earlier burials at other locations in the township, i.e., family sites, etc.

The Society also is collecting veteran information from Fairview residents and former residents to add to a growing list. Photos with information such as name, rank and years of service are gratefully accepted.  Copies can be made of photos and the original returned to the owner.

For genealogy requests please contact  fahsmail3@gmail.com

FAMILY GENEALOGIES

Brown (Braun), Colby/Stuntz, Michael Weidler, Grossholz/Steimle/Grappy, Krieder, Sturgeon and many more.

Books on:

  • Colby-Stuntz Famiy Lineage, 1630-2000.  Betty Volby McCarty Scottt.  2000
  • Eaton – Early Historical Items Concerning Reverend Johnston Eaton and the Presbyterian Church.  (“Lakeside”)
  • Family Roots, Ties & Trails (Sturgeon, Milam & Nixon).  Mary C. Sturgeon.  1991
  • Sturgeon – Genealogical History of the Sturgeon Family of North America.  1926 (Hardcover)
  • Sturgeon – Genealogical History of the Sturgeon Family of North Amercia. 1979 (Softcover)
  • Weidler – Michael Weidler:  His Antecedents & Descendants.  Elizabeth V. Meredith. 1987

Also –

  • Burials in Fairview Cemetery, 1864 – 2002, Second Edition.  (Supplement goes to 2007)
  • Fairview Presbyterian Church Records – 1926-1950
  • Fairview Presbyterian Church Baptisims & Miscellaneous Records, 1922 – 1955
  • Presbyterian Church, The Church Register – 1907-1929
  • Presbytrian Church, Records of Session (Minutes), 1907 – 1929
  • Presbytieran of Fairview & Manchester, 1842 – 1870. Minutes of Session & Register.
  • Veteran’s Burials in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Fairview.  Presented by the Millcreek American Legion Post #773, 2007.

Erie City Directories & Other

  • Date uncertain, either 1886, 1887, 1888 or 1889
  • 1873-74
  • 1876 Index of the Erie County PA Historical Atlas. 1876
  • Census, Pennysylvania:  1790.  1908.
  • Listing of Churches in Erie County.
  • Cemetery Records of Sterrettania Cemetery (includes Sterrett Family)
  • Map of Erie County, 1855.

LIBRARY

Available for Research.

County Histories:

  • Bates, Samuel P., ed.  History of Erie County PA. 2 volumes.  1884
  • Chaffee, John S., MD.  Reflections on Erie County Physicians.  1990
  • Claridge, John.  Lost Erie, Vanished Heritage of City and County. 1991.
  • Franklin Township, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania & Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commision.  Cooperative Project.
  • Franklin Township Oral History Project Transcriptions.   July 4, 2005.  Includes disc.
  • Freeman, Sabina Shields and Hetz, June.  History of Pharmacists and Pharmacies in Erie County, Pennsylvania. 1978.
  • Freeman, Sabina Shields and Tenpas, Margaret.  Erie History – The Women’s Story.  1982.
  • Miller, John. A Twentieth Century History of Erie County PA.  2 volumes.  1909
  • Nelson, S.B.  Nelson’s Biographical Dictionary & Historical Reference Book of Erie County PA.  (2 Volumes). 1896
  • Reed, John Elmer.  History of Erie County, PA.  2 volumes. 1925
  • Sanford, Laura. History of Erie County, Pennsylvania. 1 volume. 1894, revised.
  • Sons of American the Revolution, Erie Chapter.  Revolutionary Patriots in Erie County Pennsylvania.  1995.
  • Springirth, Kenneth C.   Greater Erie Trolleys.  2005.
  • Warner, Beers.  History of Erie County PA.  2 volumes.  1884.

Fairview Histories

  • Biondi, Richard P.,  Early Fairviw Schools, A History of the Early Schools of Erie County, Pennsylvania.
  • Eaton, S. J. M. Eaton, DD, Lakeside, A Memorial; Plantin gof the Church of Norwestern Pennsylvania.  1880.

Freeman, Sabina Shields.

  • Cloud Busters, Neil R. McCray and the Erie County Airport, 2009 and 2011.
  • Thomas Forster and Settling the Erie Frontier, 2011
  • Twice Around the Township, Fairview History Retold. 2010, reissued.

Freeman, Sabina Shields and Hetz, June.

  • Touring Fairview Township.  1976, 1997

Freeman, Sabina Shields and Seidler, Barbara

  • Those Were the Days.  (Articles from the Nation’s Bicentennial as published in the Cosmopolite Herald.) 2003.

Other:

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Historic Highway Bridges in Pennsylvania.  1986.
  • Freeman, Sabina S. The Battles Story, The Battles Family of Girard, Pennsylvania.  1992.
  • Freeman, Sabina S, Hetz, June.  The History of Pharmacists and Pharmacies in Erie County, PA.  1978

Periodicals

  • Journal of Erie Studies
    • Spring 1982; Fall 1982; Spring 1983; Fall 1983; Spring 1984, Fall 1984
    • Spring 1985 (2 copies), Fall 1985 (2 copies)
    • Spring 1989, Fall 1989, Spring 1990, Fall 1990,
    • Spring 1991, Fall 1991, Spring 1992,
    • 20 Year Index (1971 – 1991)