Richard Francis Streily

M, b. 13 July 1933, d. 28 February 1979
     Richard Francis Streily was also known as "Dick". He was born on 13 July 1933 at Pittsburg, Allegheny Co., PA. He was the son of Carl Richard Streily and Doris Franklin Hampton. Richard Francis Streily began military service on 28 May 1953 Korean War service, U.S. Army, PFC, served until 27 MAY 1955, released 2 JUN 1961. He married Joan Joseph, daughter of John Joseph and Emma Louise Kovalik, circa April 1959. Richard Francis Streily died on 28 February 1979 at Homestead, Allegheny Co., PA, at age 45. He was buried in March 1979 at St. Mary's Cemetery, Homestead, Allegheny Co., PA.
Note: The Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Wednesday, October 6, 1955; Page 43 (

Baltimore Signs Verona Outfielder

Richard Streily, a recently-dischaged soldier from Verona, has signed a major league baseball contact with Baltimore and will report to San Antonio of the Texas League next spring.

The 190-pound graduate of Penn High was scouted by the Orioles' George Muse while playing center field this summer with Universal in the Eastern County League. Dick, 22, is the son of Carl Streily, of 1721 Raithel St., Verona.

The Paris News; Paris, Texas; Thursday, April 5, 1956; Page 10 (

by Bill Thompson

PARIS FANS with a yen for some early baseball might like to drive over to Big D this weekend.

They can see a Cleveland Indian-New York Giant exhibition either Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

Game time for each is 1:30 p.m at Burnett field.the Giants' Jim Hearn and Cleveland's Mike Garcia are to pitch Saturday. Ruben Gomez of the Giants will oppose Bob Lemon of the Indians Sunday. . . .

TWO MORE Paris Oriole rookies have been cut loose at the Thomasville camp.

Latest to get the axe are Pitcher Donald Shirk and Outfielder Richard Streily. That brings to nine the number screened out by Oriole farm officials. . . .

The Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Wednesday, February 28, 1979; Page 9 (

District Shootings Kill Teen, 2 Others,
by Earl Kohnfelder

Shootings in West Mifflin, McKeesport and Natrona Heights have left three dead, including a sixteen-year-old boy allegedly in the act of burglarizing a home.

One suspect is in custody, facing arraignment on a murder charge. Dead are:
. . .
Richard Streily, 46, of 1191 Cascade Drive, West Homestead.
. . .
Streily died of a bullet wound of the head at 4:16 a.m. today in Mercy Hospital.

According to county police, Streily was shot in the parking lot of the Mifflin Manor shopping center off Commonwealth Avenue in West Mifflin about 7 last night. According to county Homocide Inspector Robert Meinert, Streily was in his car about to leave the shopping center when another car pulled up behind his. The driver got out, walked up to Streily's car, and shot him at close range, witnesses said. He then got back into his car, a 1971 or 1972 yellow Ford station wagon, and drove off. At least one other person was in the suspect's car, witnesses said.

Meinert asked that anyone knowing about Streily's whereabouts or activities prior to the shooting notify the county or West Mifflin police.

OBITUARY - The Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania; Friday, March 2, 1979; Page 29 (

Richard of West Homestead, on Feb. 28, 1979, beloved husband of Joan (Joseph); son of Mrs. Carl Streily; father of Gary and Linda; brother of Carl, James and Mrs. Eileen Custer. Friends received at SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME, 3501 Main St., Homestead Park, Munhall. Visitation 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Sat. at 11 a.m. in St. Therese Church, Munhall.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania); Thursday, 01 Mar 1979; Page 26; (

Motive Sought For Slaying In Parking Lot

Police yesterday were trying to find a motive for the slaying of a West Homestead man who was shot in a West Mifflin parking lot.

Richard F. Streily, 45, of 1192 Cascade Drive, was shot in the head Tuesday evening at the Mifflin Manor Shopping Center, a few hundred yards from the West Mifflin Borough Building.

Streily, who was a liquor salesman, died at 4:15 a.m. yesterday in Mercy Hospital.

Inspector Robert A Meinert, head of the county's homicide squad, and West Mifflin police have ruled out robbery as a motive.

Meinert said Streily had a large amount of money on him that appeared to be untouched.

Meinert said witnesses told police there was no fight or struggle between Streily and the two men who accosted him.

Streily had just left a barber shop and had entered his car when a yellow station wagon drove up and blocked him.

One of the two men in the car got out when Streily left his car to approach the wagon. The man fired at Streily at point-blank range.

Meinert said police were not able to obtain descriptions of the men or the license plate number.

The murder weapon may have been a .22 caliber pistol, sources said.

Meinert said Straily had no underworld connections but was known to gamble.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Saturday, March 21, 1981; Page 8 (

2 men charged in football bettor's slaying,
by Linda S. Wilson

The 1979 shooting death of a West Homestead liquor salesman has been linked to a gambling operation, and two men have been accused of slaying a bettor who refused to pay off a large wager.

A grand jury presentment made public yeaterday charged that Richard Streily, 46, of 1192 Cascade Drive, was killed because he refused to pay $4,200 on a bet placed on a Monday Night Football game. Even though Streily had a $25,000 bank account for gambling that he kept secret from his wife, he refused to pay the debt because he insisted he bet on the winning team. The specific game is not known.

According to the presentment, Lazzaro Tantalo, who is accused of taking Streily's bet -- and insisted to the gambler that he lost -- then conspired with Benjamin Powell, 45, of 113 Abner Ave., Bon Air, to kill the salesman.

The men face charges of homicide, conspiracy and bookmaking in the Feb. 27, 1979, slaying of Streily, who was shot after leaving a barber shop in the Mifflin Manor Shopping Center in West Mifflin.

Powell has been arrested and is in protective custody in an unidentified hospital because of health problems, according to the district attorney's office. Arrangements have been made for Tantalo, 52, of 80 W. Westwood St., Mount Washington, to turn himself in.

Powell is accused of being the "trigger man" and Tantalo is accused of hiring Powell to commit the contract slaying.

Tantalo, a truck driver for Gimbels Department Store, has headed a sports betting operation, according to the presentment.

Streily, an employee of Hiram-Walker Co. in Green Tree "frequently bet on the outcome of football games, basketball games and baseball games." He made routine visits to the Piscioneri Barber Shop in the Mifflin Manor Shopping Center "for the purpose of placing sports bets," according to the presentment.

Witnesses told the grand jury that on the night of the shooting, Streily left Piscioneri's and walked to his car.

A yellow station wagon drove behind the Streily car "and the driver got out of the vehicle, approached Mr. Streily and allegedly shot him," the grand jury said. The description of the car given to police by witnesses matched Powell's.

Latrobe Bulletin, Latrobe, Pennsylvania; Saturday, March 21, 1981; Page 6 (

Man charged with slaying

PITTSBURGH (UPI) -- An Allegheny grand jury Friday accused two men of arranging the February 1979 slaying of a West Homestead man over a gambling debt.

Lazzaro Tantalo, 52, of the city's Mount Washington section, and Benjamin Powell, 45, of Bon Air, allegedly were involved in the shooting death of Richard Streily, 46, in the parking lot of a West Mifflin shopping center, county homicide detectives said.

Tantalo and Powell are accused of homicide, conspiracy and bookmaking in connection with the murder. Powell was arrested Thursday, detectives said, while Tantalo surrendered Friday.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Thursday, June 3, 1982; Page 99 (

Man admits bet debt led to murder,

By Susan Mannella (Post-Gazette Staff Writer)
A Bon Air man who apparently tried to commit sucide two weeks ago pleaded guilty yesterday to shooting and killing a West Homestead man in 1979 while trying to collect on a gambling debt.

Benjamin S. Powell, 47, of 113 Abner Ave., pleaded guilty to third degree murder in the Feb. 27, 1979, shooting of Richard Streily, 45. Streily owed $4,200 to a third man, Lazarro Tantalo, who is described by police as the head of a sports betting operation. Powell and Tantalo were indicted by a county grand jury in March 1981 for conspiring to kill Streily because of the debt.

Tantalo, 52, of Mount Washington, who was accused of hiring Powell to collect on the debt, pleaded guilty to book-making charges and was given a grant of immunity from prosecution for the killing after he told the district attorney's office that Powell admitted shooting Streily.

Common Pleas Court Judge Patrick R. Tamilia took the guilty plea under advisement and ordered both a report on the defendant's background and a psychiatric report to make sure Powell understood the consequences of pleading guilty.

Powell took "a lot of pills and was ready to go to sleep" at his home on May 20 after telling his wife he wanted to die, according to police. When police entered the home, they found Powell with a rifle but he surrendered it to officers after about a half hour. Powell was hospitalized after the incident and told Tamilia yesterday that he is to undergo treatment for alcoholism.

Deputy District Attorney Kim Riester said Tantalo would testify that he had made efforts to collect the debt from Streily, a regional whiskey salesman known by the nickname "Whiskey Dick." Riester said Thomas Sacco of Dormont, the victim of a contract murder case in which William "Eggy" Prosdocimo of Squirrel Hill and William "The Codfish" Bricker of the Northside were found guilty, was asked at one time to try to collect the debt.

Riester said Tantalo would have testified that Powell told him that he approached Streily in the parking lot of the Mifflin Manor Shopping Center and that Streily "came out of the car like a tiger." During a scuffle, Powell tried to hit Streily with his gun and it went off.

A trial for Powell was delayed last year when another witness who had been given a grant of immunity from prosecution refused to testify at a preliminary hearing. Regis M. Maiette of Mount Washington was held in contempt of court and jailed for refusing to testify. He later testified in August 1981.

The Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania; Saturday, September 4, 1982; Page 2 (

Man Gets 5 - 15 Years For Slaying,

A Bon Air man, who was once considered for the death penalty in what was believed to be a contract killing, has been sentenced to five to 15 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a West Homestead man. Calling him "the most remorseful man I've seen before me in 13 years on the bench," Common Pleas Judge Patrick R. Tamilia imposed the term yesterday on Benjamin Powell, 47, of 113 Abner Ave., for the slaying of Richard Streily, 46, on Feb. 27, 1979. Powell, who could have received a maximum of 10 to 20 years in prison for his guilty plea to a charge of third-degree murder, had been considered for the death penalty by the district attorney's office after the county grand jury concluded that Streily's slaying was a contract killing. The grand jury had concluded that Streily was killed because he owed a $4,200 gambling debt to Lazzaro Tantalo, a reputed Mount Washington sports-betting figure.

But, charges against Tantalo, 52, of 80 Westwood St., were eventually dropped after he agreed to testify that Powell had told him he had shot the victim during a struggle in the parking lot of the Mifflin Manor Shopping Center in West Mifflin. The victim, a liquor-distributor salesman, left four children. After the grandjury presentment, Powell made what he thought was an "off-the-record confession" to a county homicide detective. The detective was obliged to report the confession to his superiors.

In his confession, Powell said that he and the victim began fighting after the defendant blocked Streily's car as he tried to leave the parking lot. Powell said the gun discharged when he tried to fight off the victim.

Powell, who has been hospitalized for two suicide attempts, has said he became an alcoholic because of his guilt feelings over the killing, which he said was unintentional. Saying that "I have no doubt you would, if you could, trade places with Mr. Streily," Tamilia added that he was imposing a sentence that was less than the maximum because of the defendant's remorse and his lack of a criminal record.

Anna Streit

     Anna Streit married Isaac Kaufman.

Child of Anna Streit and Isaac Kaufman

Joseph P. Streitenberger1

M, b. 24 September 1872, d. 21 January 1939
     Joseph P. Streitenberger was born on 24 September 1872 at Jackson Twp., Pike Co., OH.1 He married Amelia E. Seiforth.1 Joseph P. Streitenberger died on 21 January 1939 at Green Twp., Ross Co., OH, at age 66. He was buried in January 1939 at Evergreen Union Cemetery, Waverly, Pike Co., OH.

Child of Joseph P. Streitenberger and Amelia E. Seiforth


  1. [S252] 1920 Federal Census, Ross County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1431.

Wilbert Streitenberger1

M, b. 11 August 1913, d. 22 May 1995
     Wilbert Streitenberger was born on 11 August 1913 at Ross Co., OH.1 He was the son of Joseph P. Streitenberger and Amelia E. Seiforth.1 Wilbert Streitenberger married Ruby Spindler, daughter of Henry W. Spindler and Katherine Emma Beoddy, on 12 September 1937 at Ross Co., OH. Wilbert Streitenberger died on 22 May 1995 at Ross Co., OH, at age 81.


  1. [S252] 1920 Federal Census, Ross County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1431.

Seamon J. Stremler

M, b. 1893, d. 4 November 1981
     Seamon J. Stremler was born in 1893 at Downer's Grove, DuPage Co., IL. He married Alice Wing Brooks, daughter of Harry Elam Brooks and Adelaide Dencie Loomis, on 22 September 1954 at Kitsap Co., WA. Seamon J. Stremler died on 4 November 1981 at Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA.

Gertrude Stressinger1

F, b. 1642
     Gertrude Stressinger was born in 1642 at Germany.1 She married Andris Souplis Supplee.1

Child of Gertrude Stressinger and Andris Souplis Supplee


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 198.

Mary Howell Stretch

F, b. 1771, d. 4 April 1843
     Mary Howell Stretch was born in 1771 at Burlington, Burlington Co., NJ. She married Theodorus Cortlandt Van Wyck on 14 April 1800. Mary Howell Stretch died on 4 April 1843 at Pemberton, Burlington Co., NJ.

Child of Mary Howell Stretch and Theodorus Cortlandt Van Wyck

Martha Bertha Stricker

F, b. 1882, d. 1920
     Martha Bertha Stricker was born in 1882. She married Charles H. A. Dettloff. Martha Bertha Stricker died in 1920.

Child of Martha Bertha Stricker and Charles H. A. Dettloff

Adda J. Strickland

F, b. 15 September 1858, d. 13 August 1954
     Adda J. Strickland was also known as "Addie". She was born on 15 September 1858 at Greene Co., IL. She was the daughter of John Nelson Strickland and Maria Louisa Stout. Adda J. Strickland married Sylvester Melvin, son of Thomas Emerson Melvin and Elizabeth Coonrod, on 19 October 1880 at Greene Co., IL. Adda J. Strickland died on 13 August 1954 at Carrollton, Greene Co., IL, at age 95. She was buried in August 1954 at Oakwood Cemetery, Greenfield, Greene Co., IL, Findagrave #44616725.

Children of Adda J. Strickland and Sylvester Melvin

John M. Strickland1

M, b. circa 1863, d. 3 April 1940
     John M. Strickland was born circa 1863 at Alabama.1 He married Laura (?) circa 1886.1 John M. Strickland died on 3 April 1940 at Buhl, Tuscaloosa Co., AL, Some Sutton information from Sutton-Alexander Family Tree genealogy prepared by Mrs309, online at

Child of John M. Strickland and Laura (?)


  1. [S875] 1910 Federal Census, Pickens County, Alabama. Microfilm Image, Series T624, Roll 30; FHL #1374043.

John Nelson Strickland

M, b. 5 May 1829, d. 11 April 1904
     John Nelson Strickland was born on 5 May 1829 at White Hall, Greene Co., IL. He married Maria Louisa Stout on 11 September 1855. John Nelson Strickland died on 11 April 1904 at Greenfield, Greene Co., IL, at age 74. He was buried in April 1904 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Greenfield, Greene Co., IL, Findagrave #116758969.

Child of John Nelson Strickland and Maria Louisa Stout

Mary Veatrice Strickland1

F, b. 28 March 1903, d. January 1973
     Mary Veatrice Strickland was born on 28 March 1903 at Pickens Co. (probably), AL.1 She was the daughter of John M. Strickland and Laura (?)1 Mary Veatrice Strickland married John Andrew Sutton, son of William Andrew Sutton and Virginia Rosealene Windle, on 16 March 1926 at Pickens Co., AL. Mary Veatrice Strickland died in January 1973 at Carrollton, Pickens Co., AL, at age 69. She was buried in January 1973 at Carrollton, Pickens Co., AL.

Children of Mary Veatrice Strickland and John Andrew Sutton


  1. [S875] 1910 Federal Census, Pickens County, Alabama. Microfilm Image, Series T624, Roll 30; FHL #1374043.
  2. [S2763] 1930 Federal Census, Pickens County, Alabama. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 46; FHL #2339781.
  3. [S2765] 1940 Federal Census, Pickens County, Alabama. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 74.

Abraham Strickler

M, b. 10 January 1846, d. 24 March 1910
     Abraham Strickler was born on 10 January 1846 at Guilford Twp., Franklin Co., PA.1 He was the son of Jacob Strickler and Anna Stouffer. Abraham Strickler married Mary B. Stoner, daughter of Samuel Stoner and Catherine Baer, on 27 December 1870. Abraham Strickler died on 24 March 1910 at Franklin Co., PA, at age 64.


  1. [S185] 1870 Federal Census, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1345; FHL #552844.

Abraham Strickler

M, b. circa 1702, d. 1746
     Abraham Strickler was born circa 1702 at Ibersheim bei Alzey, (now Rhein-Pfalz), Germany. He was the son of Hans Strickler and Anna Heistand. Abraham Strickler married Mary Ruffner in 1726 at Lancaster Co., PA. Abraham Strickler died in 1746 at Page Co., VA.

Children of Abraham Strickler and Mary Ruffner

Abraham Strickler

M, d. 1746
     Abraham Strickler married Mary Ruffner. Abraham Strickler died in 1746.

Child of Abraham Strickler and Mary Ruffner

Abraham Strickler

M, b. circa 1785
     Abraham Strickler was born circa 1785 at Rockingham Co., VA. He was the son of John Strickler and Magdalena Kauffman.

Abraham H. Strickler

M, b. 23 January 1840, d. 30 January 1911
     Abraham H. Strickler was born on 23 January 1840 at Clayhill, Antrim Twp., Franklin Co., PA. He was the son of Joseph Strickler and Mary Snively. Abraham H. Strickler died on 30 January 1911 at age 71.

Abram F. Strickler

M, b. 25 May 1821, d. 31 January 1851
     Abram F. Strickler was born on 25 May 1821 at Franklin Co., PA. He was the son of Rev. Henry Strickler and Mary Price. Cause of death: in 1851 "Lung fever" (probably tuberculosis.) Abram F. Strickler died on 31 January 1851 at age 29.

Alaminta Frances Strickler1

F, b. 5 December 1870, d. 7 November 1952
     Alaminta Frances Strickler was born on 5 December 1870 at Sullivan Co., TN.1 She married Peter H. King on 21 April 1890.1 Alaminta Frances Strickler died on 7 November 1952 at Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, at age 81.

Child of Alaminta Frances Strickler and Peter H. King


  1. [S1694] 1910 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1522; FHL #1375535.

Albert D. Strickler

M, b. 19 February 1855, d. 16 October 1915
     Albert D. Strickler was born on 19 February 1855 at Carroll Co., IL.1 He was the son of Joseph S. Strickler and Nancy Arnold. Albert D. Strickler married Minerva Joder, daughter of Benjamin J. Joder and Catharine Lint. Albert D. Strickler died on 16 October 1915 at Black Hawk Co., IA, at age 60. He was buried in October 1915 at Elmwood Cemetery, Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA, Findagrave #76490416.

Children of Albert D. Strickler and Minerva Joder


  1. [S621] 1860 Federal Census, Carroll County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 159; FHL #803159.

Alfred Strickler

M, b. 4 December 1829
     Alfred Strickler was born on 4 December 1829 at Dunbar Twp., Fayette Co., PA. He was the son of Samuel Strickler and Isabel McCarnes.

Alice Orilla Strickler

F, b. 11 January 1861, d. 23 March 1936
     Alice Orilla Strickler was born on 11 January 1861 at Mt. Carroll, Carroll Co., IL. She was the daughter of Joseph R. Strickler and Phidella Wilder. Alice Orilla Strickler married Linneus Elmer Miller, son of Jacob Miller and Margaret Ann Boyer, on 7 April 1881 at Grundy Co., IA. Alice Orilla Strickler died on 23 March 1936 at Ivester, Grundy Co., IA, at age 75.

Children of Alice Orilla Strickler and Linneus Elmer Miller

Amanda J. Strickler

F, b. 1 December 1834
     Amanda J. Strickler was born on 1 December 1834. She was the daughter of Jacob Strickler and Catharine Lowry.

Amanda V. Strickler1

F, b. 12 March 1848, d. 18 July 1905
     Amanda V. Strickler was born on 12 March 1848 at Virginia.1 She married Isaac P. Martz circa 1870.1 Amanda V. Strickler died on 18 July 1905 at age 57. She was buried in July 1905 at Strickler Family Cemetery, Tenth Legion, Rockingham Co., VA, Findagrave #160950661.

Child of Amanda V. Strickler and Isaac P. Martz


  1. [S2389] 1900 Federal Census, Rockingham County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1726; FHL #1241726.

Ambrose B. Strickler

M, b. 29 September 1871
     Ambrose B. Strickler was born on 29 September 1871. He was the son of Bishop Henry B. Strickler and Fianna E. Hershey.

Amos S. Strickler

M, b. 3 October 1856, d. 4 March 1940
     Amos S. Strickler was born on 3 October 1856 at Guilford Twp., Franklin Co., PA. He was the son of Jacob Strickler and Anna Stouffer. Amos S. Strickler married Ella Aleda Etter, daughter of Edward G. Etter and Anna A. Scheible, on 17 December 1885. Amos S. Strickler died on 4 March 1940 at age 83.

Children of Amos S. Strickler and Ella Aleda Etter

Andrew H. Strickler

M, b. 8 May 1850
     Andrew H. Strickler was born on 8 May 1850. He was the son of Jacob Hollinger Strickler and Mary Royer.

Ann Catherine Strickler

F, b. 10 March 1848
     Ann Catherine Strickler was born on 10 March 1848. She was the daughter of Jacob Hollinger Strickler and Mary Royer.

Anna Strickler

     Anna Strickler was born. She was the daughter of Henry Strickler and Anna Beidler.

Anna Strickler

F, b. November 1643
     Anna Strickler was born in November 1643 at Switzerland. She was christened on 16 November 1643 at Switzerland. She married Hans Heistand, son of Jung Hans Heistand and Verena Appli, on 6 August 1672 at Richterswil, Canton Zürich, Switzerland.