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This page is under construction. First and most importantly, all information on this web page is of deceased persons. Any living descendants are not included. Currently all the information was obtained from my grandmother, Iola Stutzman Golec, or from my own personal research. When information is obtained from another person, that person will be recognized for their contribution. The Fritz/Stutzman/Golec family is from my maternal side while the Fry/Collopy/Taylor family is from my paternal side.

My family research consists of research in Southern New Jersey, Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southwestern Pennsylvania.

My research also consists of any information about a pistol patented in 1859 by Jessie S. Butterfield. Another research project consists of carousels, particularly a carousel owned and operated by Clarence Taylor in Cape May, New Jersey; Spring City, Pennsylvania; Falling Waters, West Virginia; Parkersburg, West Virginia.

The following are family surnames that are of interest to my genealogy. Cossaboon-Karsebaum (dutch spelling) of Holland; Butterfield, Taylor, Stutzman, Collopy, Golec, Boryszewski.

I have very little information on my Collopy family. My Great Great Grandfather James Collopy immigrated from Ireland. His birth year is estimated at 1831. His immigration year is unknown. His wife was Ann Casey. She was born in England according to US federal census. Her dates are unknown. It is unknown whether they married in Europe or met and married in the United States. They had three children. William Collopy 1858-1936. Catherine Collopy 1860-1900. John Collopy 1862-1936. William never married. Catherine married Michael Brady. John married Ada Mae Fry. The three children were born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. John and William lived in Spring City, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The whereabouts of Catherine and Michael Brady are unknown except they are buried in Philadelphia. I assume they lived all their lives in Philadelphia. James Collopy died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 7 June, 1891. James, Catherine, Michael are buried in New Cathedral Cemetery Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. William and John are buried in Spring City Pennsylvania. Any help in putting these families together would be greatly appreciated. I would like to hear from you.

Collopy -Cossaboon
Updated August 6, 2005

Sharon Taylor

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Family Photos

  • Thoedore Ray Golec (1927-1953) (9 KB)
    Theodore Ray Golec, son of Michael and Rosie Golec, Ted died as a result of a military flight training crash. It was his last flight training. He had a perfect flight training record up to this point. The crash was a result of failure to inspect and repair the plane properly.
  • Ada May Fry Collopy (23 KB)
    Ada May Fry Collopy (1868-1943) Cleeton Collopy (one of her sons)
  • Dorothy Caroline {Stutzman} Lozinski (16 KB)
    Dorothy Caroline {Stutzman} Lozinski See Related file for family information
  • Gerald & Caroline (Taylor) Collopy (31 KB)
    Gerald Collopy (1903-1978) is the son of John and Ada(Fry)Collopy. Caroline (1904-1985) is the daughter of Clarence and Kathryn(Snyder)Taylor. Gerald and Caroline are my paternal grandparents.
  • Catherine Knavel Stutzman Findley 1830-1910 (46 KB)
    See Related Files for Catherine Knable Stutzman Findley to identify her two husbands and all her children.
  • John Collopy (22 KB)
    John Collopy (1862-1936) husband of Ada May(Fry)Collopy, father of Gerald Collopy, my paternal great grandfather. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to James Collopy (abt.1831-1891, an Irish immigrant) and Ann (Casey) Collopy.
  • Eli and Sarah {Yoder} Stutzman (21 KB)
    Eli Stutzman (1854-1925) Sarah {Yoder} Stutzman (1856-1943 See Related file to identify their family.
  • John Collopy (26 KB)
    John Collopy (1862-1936)as an older man with three of his children.
  • Elmer and Sally {Spackman} Ressler Stutzman (6 KB)
    Elmer Stutzman and his second wife, Sally. They were married March 28, 1923. See Related file for Elmer Franklin Stutzman family.
  • Helena Vinita (Collopy) Hunsberger (5 KB)
    Helena Vinita(Collopy)Hunsberger (1894-1996)she is the sister to Gerald Collopy and the first born child to John and Ada(Fry)Collopy. This photo was taken at the time of her 100th birthday.
  • Elmer and Goldie {Fritz} Stutzman Wedding Photo (12 KB)
    Elmer Franklin Stutzman (1882-1956) and wife Goldie Caroline {Fritz} Stutzman {1884-1918} were married February 25, 1904. See Related files for Elmer Franklin Stutzman family and Fritz family.
  • Michael and Rosie(Boryszewski) Golec (17 KB)
    Michael (1892-1945) and Rosie(Boryszewski)(1897-1954)Golec, immigrants from Poland, parents of Leo,Louise,Helen,Theodore, my maternal great grandparent with Leo being my grandfather.
  • Wilda {Stutzman} Wissinger (15 KB)
    Wilda (April 10, 1911-December 13, 1971) See Related Files for additional family.
  • Leo Golec (1914-1992) (8 KB)
    Leo Golec,my grandfather, son of Michael and Rosie Golec, brother to Louise, Helen, Theodore.
  • Eugene Irvin Stutzman (12 KB)
    Eugene Irvin Stutzman (March 28, 1909-1941) See Related file for family information.
  • Louise Golec (4 KB)
    Louise Golec (1918-unknown) daughter of Michael and Rosie Golec
  • Iola {Stutzman} Golec (5 KB)
    Iola{Stutzman}Golec July 29, 1912-September 3, 1987. This is my maternal grandmother. See Related Files for family.
  • Helen Golec (1920-1932) (6 KB)
    Helen Golec, daughter of Michael and Rosis Golec, Helen died in a house fire as a child.

Related Files

  • Wilda {Stutzman} Wissinger (1 KB)
    This file contains brief family information. Refer to photo of Wilda {Stutzman} Wissinger.
  • Dorothy Caroline {Stutzman} Lozinski (1 KB)
    May 20, 1918-August 12, 1991
  • FRITZ Family (1 KB)
    This file contains brief information of three generations of the FRITZ family who spent time living in Shamokin,PA; Sunbury,PA; and Johnstown,PA. I am seeking further information about this family as well as any contact from distant cousins. I am seeking additional birth and death dates, siblings and obituaries. Refer to the Stutzman Wedding Photo.
  • Catherine Knable Stutzman Findley (1 KB)
    Catherine was born in 1830 and died in 1910. This file identifies her two husbands and all her children. Refer to Catherine Knable Stutzman Findley for her photo.
  • Eli and Sarah {Yoder} Stutzman (1 KB)
    This file contains parents names, childrens names and siblings names of Eli and Sarah {Yoder} Stutzman. This file is not complete with sibling information. See photo of Eli and Sarah {Yoder} Stutzman.
  • Elmer Franklin Stutzman Family (1 KB)
    Elmer Franklin Stutzman 1882-1956. This file identifies the parents and siblings of Elmer F. Stutzman. Elmer was married twice and widowed twice. This identifies both families. Refer to photos: Stutzman Wedding Photo and Elmer and Sally {Spackman} Ressler Stutzman
  • Eugene Irvin Stutzman (1 KB)
    This file contains his brief family information. Refer to Eugene Irvin Stutzman photo.
  • Iola {Stutzman} Golec (1 KB)
    Iola{Stutzman}Golec July 29, 1912-September 3, 1987. She is my maternal grandmother. Refer to Iola {Stutzman} Golec photo.
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