____________________________ | _JOHANNES MARTZLOFF __| | m 1728 | | |____________________________ | | |--URSULA MARTZLOFF | (1728 - ....) | _JACOB EBERHARD ____________ | | |_MARGARETHA EBERHARD _| (1689 - 1753) m 1728 | |_Anna Margaretha ZILLINGER _
 Ursula was the only known child of Johannes MARTZLOFF & MariaMargaretha EBERHARD.
Pierre Balliet research - Wintersbourg parish
_CHARLES STEVENS ____+ | (1789 - 1855) m 1810 _URIAH RYE STEVENS __| | (1815 - 1873) m 1834| | |_Rhoda MARTIN _______ | (1790 - 1840) m 1810 | |--MELISSA J. STEVENS | (1851 - 1902) | _ISAIAH HAYES _______+ | | (1777 - ....) m 1811 |_SARAH ANN HAYES ____| (1816 - 1906) m 1834| |_ELIZABETH TRESTER __+ (1792 - ....) m 1811
 Info from Cemetery Assoc. said she died of heart problems in Depew,NY.
Her daughter's birth record from 1888 indicates that Melissa was bornin Indiana.
Some census records indicate that she was born in Ohio.
 John Zurbrick married Melissa Stevens 7 years after his brother Henrymarried her sister Mary. They obtained a marriage license #449 onJuly 9, 1872 in Richland co., Illinois, and were married on July 10,1872. (Melissa's father Uriah Stevens was living in Noble, Illinoisbefore his death in 1873. Probate papers showed that Uriah Stevenspurchased a Singer sewing machine for $85 about 2 weeks before thewedding of Melissa and John...most likely as a wedding present forthem.)
Alla M. Baker, 1934 letter on Hayes & Stevens, etc
Conversations & Notes via elder family members.
Lancaster Rural Cemetery inscriptions (Zurbricks)
_Simon \ Simeon STUART _+ | (1718 - 1808) m 1739 _Simeon STUART ______| | (1747 - ....) m 1773| | |_Abigail SMITH _________+ | m 1739 | |--Jonathan D. STUART | (1783 - ....) | ________________________ | | |_Jemima DEAN ________| m 1773 | |________________________
_Richard Eugene STUART _+ | (1929 - ....) m 1950 _Michael Francis STUART _| | (1952 - ....) m 1974 | | |_Sue Ann FRAWLEY _______ | m 1950 | |--Natalie STUART | (1976 - ....) | _Edward Van DEVENTER ___ | | |_Kathleen Van DEVENTER __| (1952 - ....) m 1974 | |_Lois __________________
Found in the Elmira Advertiser Mar. 19, 1897
Death of Edwin Thomas
Was taken ill while on a visit to this city.
Edwin Thomas a Veteran whose illness was recorded in the Advertiserseveral
days ago died yesterday morning at the home of his son, Elsworth at151
Franklin St. this city, of uraemia aged 77 years. Mr. Thomas came hereon a
visit several weeks ago and being taken ill was unable to return. Hisfamily
were informed of his condition and several members have been in thecity
during the past week awaiting the end which the physicians hadinformed them
must soon come.
Edwin Thomas was born in Reading, NY and removed to Catharine,Schuyler
county 50 years ago. He was twice married his first wife being MissHarriett
VAN LOON of Catharine. This marriage occurred in 1841. His survivingchildren
by the first marriage are sons, George and Frank and daughters Mrs.
Wellington Woolever of Cayuta, Mrs George Osmun of Horseheads, andMrs.
Chauncey Meeks of Montour Falls, Ellsworth Thomas of Elmira. The firstMrs.
Thomas died in 1864.
Two years later Mr. Thomas married Mrs. Barbara Freece. The childrenof this
second marriage are Edwin of Odessa, William and Bert Dunn of Elmira,Mrs.
John Mosher and Addison, Henry and Charles of Cayuta.
The funeral of deceased will be held from his late home in Veteran onSunday
at 11 o'clock am. The remains will be taken there today. The intermentwill
be made in the Mix cemetery at Catherine. Mr. Thomas was a member ofthe
Christian church and was much respected in the community in which hehas
resided all his life. In addition to his children deceased is survivedby his
wife and one sister, Mrs. Clarissa Van Gelder of Binghamton.
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace OccupationFather's Birthplace Mother'sBirthplace
Edwin THOMAS Self M Male W 59 NY Farmer CT NY
Barbara THOMAS Wife M Female W 39 NY Keeping House NJNJ
Harriet L. THOMAS Dau S Female W 14 NY At School NYNY
James E. THOMAS Son S Male W 12 NY At School NY NY
William B. THOMAS Son S Male W 10 NY At School NYNY
John A. THOMAS Son S Male W 7 NY At School NY NY
Minnie M. THOMAS Dau S Female W 5 NY At School NYNY
Eli A. THOMAS Son S Male W 2 NY NY NY
Census Place Catherine, Schuyler, New York
 He died while visiting his son Elsworth.
 Mrs. Barbara Freece had a child "Clarry" Freece born abt 1861 from herfirst marriage - on the 1865 census in Edwin Thomas' household.
_Melcher ZURBRUGG ___+ | (1714 - ....) _Stefan ZURBRUGG ____| | (1743 - ....) m 1762| | |_Anna WANGER ________ | | |--Hans ZURBRUGG | (1764 - ....) | _____________________ | | |_Margarita LAUBER ___| m 1762 | |_____________________