Welcome to the Murphy-Sachs Home Page. Here we hope to find out as much about our family as possible.
Most of the information that I need seems to center around Maryland (Baltimore City in particular) and possibly Pennsyvania. There are a few of my mother's family in Tennessee.
The following is what I know of my family.
My Paternal Family
Patrick Murphy b.1839 Ireland Joined Union Army in Wilkes Barre, PA on Sept. 9, 1862. Age 23. Height 5'7", fair complexion. Joined Company G, 143rd Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers under Captain Daniel Montours. Enlisted as a sergeant. Fought in the Battle of Gettysburg.
Margaret White: b. Sept.15, 1847, Boston, MA
James Patrick Murphy: b. ? Baltimore, MD son of Patrick and Margaret
Elizabeth Bowen: b. ? wife of James Patrick
William Bowen: b.? Father of Elizabeth, Rock Hall, Kent Co., MD
Margaret Dempsey: b? wife of William, Rock Hall, Kent Co., MD
James Berkeley Murphy, Sr. b. 7/28/1901, d. 8/7/1986 This is my grandfather.
My paternal grandmother:
Adele Mary Sweitzer: b. 10/14/1906, d: 8/4/90 Two interesting things; 1. Her birth certificate states her name as "Mary Adele Sweitzer". 2. She was born and raised on the next street over from my maternal grandfather yet they never knew each other until my parents got married!
Joseph L(awrence we think) Sweitzer: b. 3/1881, d. ? father of Adele. Joseph died in a railroad accident. He worked for the B&O as a boilerman. Father of nine children.
Jennie Theresa Jacobs: b. 7/3/1884, d. ? wife of Joseph L.
John Anthony Sweitzer: b.?, d.?, father of Joseph L.
Margaret McGonegal: b.?, d.?, wife of John A.
James Jacobs: b.?, d.?, father of Jennie T.
Elizabeth Burns: b.?, d.?, wife of James Jacobs
My Maternal Family
Herbert Erwin Colwell: b. 2/1907, d. 11/1969
Joseph Bonsal (Bonsel) Colwell: b. 9/1/1882, d. ?; father of Herbert Erwin,
Gertrude Lent: b. 8/3/1882, d. ?; Wife of Joseph Bonsal
William Colwell: b.?, d.?; father of Joseph Bonsal. I do not know who Williams was.
Frederick Lent, b.?, d.?; Father of Gertrude Lent, Madison, Worcester Co., MD
Valerie Brummel, b.?, d.?, Wife of Frederick, Madison, Worcester Co., MD
Mildred Katherine Regina (the "g" is hard) Ankenbauer: b. 7/14/1910, d. 11/1997
John Herman Ankenbauer: b.1/6/1881, Nashville, TN, father of Mildred
Elizabeth Gertrude Getterman: b. 7/29/1891, d. 2/13/74; wife of John Herman
John Quincy Ankenbauer: b.?, Tennessee, d?; father of John Herman
The only thing I know abouth J. Q.'s wife is her first name is Josephine. No one seems to know anything else about her!
George Louis Getterman(n): b. 1/27/1866, southern MD, d. ?; father of Elizabeth Gertrude. My mother tells me that George's father was the chief architect to the German Emperor. Which one, I'm not sure. My guess is the Habsburgs because of what I studied when I took German in high school. (Fourth year German was German History!) I do not know GL's father's name.
Katherine Ellenberger: b. 9/8/1866, Melsungen, Germany, d. ?;
wife of George Louis.
My husband doesn't know much about his family. His father was a very private person. When he died, we did not know what or how much of anything he had. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, for your children's sakes make sure they know where to find all your information. It took us nearly a year to locate everthing!
Burton Edward Sachs
Seymour Ivan Sachs: b. 2/25/1915, Salisbury, MD, d. 1/31/1998 Father of Burton Edward
Elaine Hartz: b. 11/14/1924, d. 12/13/1995, wife of Seymour
Abraham Sachs: b. ?, Russia, d. ? Father of Seymour
Mary Nieman: b.?, d.?, wife of Abraham