Brick Wall: Susan A. Ganung nee Wood

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In a funeral notice for Mrs. Pamela. Sherwood in The Bridgeport Telegram (Bridgeport, Connecticut) · 19 Feb 1925, it was reported that the deceased was survived by one daughter, Mrs Carrie B Sherwood, two sisters, Mrs Marcus Ganung and Miss Marjane Brltt, of Port Chester  [NY] and a brother, John Brltt, the oldest member of the Port Chester fire department.

This has been a long time brick wall for me and any help would be very much appreciated.




WikiTree profile: Susan Ganung
in Genealogy Help by Bill Feidt G2G6 Mach 3 (39.9k points)
edited by Bill Feidt

A little more information for other searchers

Susan Genung

 in the 1880 United States Federal Census

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Name: Susan Genung
Age: 22
Birth Date: Abt 1858
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Harrison, Westchester, New York, USA
Street: Purchase St
Dwelling Number: 208
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Marcus Genung
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Occupation: Keep House
Household Members:
Name Age
Marcus Genung 23
Susan Genung 22
Franklin Genung 1
Mary Woods 19
The above record shows Mary Woods as sister-in-law so that would make her Susan's sister.

Thanks for your reply Betty.  I find Mary Woods listed as a young child in U.S. Censuses for the NY City area, but never in the presence of Susan.  And Susan is only 3 years older than Mary.  Searching for Susan Woodis a dead end too.

2 Answers

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A Marcus Ganung shows up repeatly in New York state censuses as well as federal. Findagrave has a memorial at:

that list a Susan Wood as the spouse.

Marcus: b. 1857, d. 1920

Susan: b. 1857, d. 1927

No other family members listed, but if you need me to, I'll look at the census records for you. Just let me know.

by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.5m points)
Thanks, Pip. I've gone through the census records.  They all show Susan Wood as the spouse of Marcus Ganung, but I can find no hint of her parents.
+5 votes

Parmelia Sherwood appears on the 1900 census in Greenwich, CT:

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch( : accessed 11 June 2018), Parmelia Sherwood in household of John H Sherwood, Greenwich township (excl. Greenwich borough), Fairfield, Connecticut, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 71, sheet 16B, family 299, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,133.

Permela Britt appears on the 1850 census in Greenwich, CT.

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch( : 12 April 2016), Permela Britt in household of James B Britt, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States; citing family 303, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

It looks like it is possible that her sister Maria married one Alexander Ganung:

by Brian Lamothe G2G6 Mach 3 (34.1k points)

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