Iroquois County 2001 Queries by Surname  

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ABILGAARD: Looking for descendants of Chris Abilgaard and his wife. I believe her first name was Katrina. They both died in Clifton, Ill. in 1895 from typhoid and left two little girls. I do not know who raised them but I believe the girls first names were Agnes and Mabel. Until a few days ago I did not know that Abilgaard's had died so early on. Explains why I couldn't find any traces! They were part of the Danish community and likely here between 5 and 10 years when they died. My grandfather, Johann Christian Nielsen came over from Denmark in 1890 to stay with them. It is said they were brothers but we can't explain the name difference. Grandpa used to say that Chris' name was changed when he was in the military in Denmark.?? Grandpa never mentioned they died but he must have known as he didn't leave the area until 1898. And he didn't have the girls with him when he left. Any information at all would be greatly appreciated. My aunt is the last surviving child of Johann Nielsen and she would really like to know if this was a brother and whatever happened to those little girls. Rolayne Nelson [email protected]

ALEXANDER: I have an old portrait taken by McAdam in Milford Il (Iroquois County). On back it is labeled Grandpa Alexander's sister. I believe Grandpa Alexander was John Sloan Alexander, Junior. His sister Margaret C. married Harrison Blue who died in 1852 then she married George Martin and they lived in Iriquois Co. He had 2 other sisters Sarah H. who married Samuel D. Crantrall; Hanna H who married James Kilgour but they both lived in Sangamon co. so I believe this is Margaret C. Alexander, daughter of John Sloan Alexander and Mary Simpson. Beverly Burt [email protected]

 

ALLIE: Francois Allie and his wife Marie Desange (aka Angel or Adelaide) had two children born in Beaverville...so I'm sure they died there after 1865, but I have hit a brick wall finding the death and burial records.#1 Marie Allie b: Oct 1856 d: Jan 19, 1867 in Beaverville IL - Parents Francois Allie " Adelaide Ange Roy. #2 Alfred Allie b: Jun 1865 Beaverville IL - Parents Francois Allie " Adelaide Ange Roy.
    Searching for Iroquois Co families: ALLIE - ROY - GOYETTE
    Descendants of Francois Allie - arrived in Beaverville in the 1850's (St Mary's Church) to present time
    1 Francois Allie b: 1818 La Baie- Du-Febvre, P.Q Canada
    . +Marie Desange Roy b: Sep 1819 Nicolet Canada m: Feb 26, 1838 Nicolet, Canada
    Descendants of Catherine Allie - arrived in Beaverville in the 1850's (St Mary's Church) to present time
    1 Catherine Allie b: May 03, 1816 La Baie- Du-Febvre, P.Q Canada
    . +Oliver Roy m: Feb 06, 1837 La Baie- Du-Febvre, P.Q Canada
    Descendants of Francois Goyette III - arrived in L'Erable in the 1860's (St John's Church) to present time
    1 Francois Goyette III b: Sep 04, 1822 St. Mathias-sur-Richelieu, PQ Canada d: Oct 10, 1906 Kankakee IL
    . +Lucie Masse b: 1825 d: Jun 18, 1859 Bourbonnais, Kankakee Co. Illinois m: Feb 06, 1844 in St. Gregoire, PQ Canada
    * 2nd Wife of Francois Goyette III:
    . +Alexandre Senesac m: Apr 09, 1860 in Kankakee, Kankakee Co., Illinois
    . *3rd Wife of Francois Goyette III:
    . +Catherine Ponton b: Jun 11, 1832 Canada d: Aug 27, 1916 Clifton IL m: Jan 06, 1862 in L'Erable, Iroquois Co, IL.

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AUSTIN: Seeking information about James K. Austin born Connecticut died 1908 buried in Onarga Cemetary. Wife Helen M. Austin, son Charles Austin, grandson Howard C. Austin, great grandson Myron V. Austin. Myron Dennis Austin [email protected]

BALK: John Balk Jr., Dirk Balk, Antje (Anna) Janssen (Johnson) Balk, Lena Grussing. These family members would have lived in Iroquois County in the mid to late 1800's, then moving to SW Missouri (Vernon County). Buzz Key [email protected]

BARR: Looking for records of Joseph and Hannah Barr who died in a car accident in the 30s. She was of Indian decent. I remember visiting the grave when I was a kid. I have been trying to find out something about them. They died when my dad was 3 or 4. Debbie [email protected]

BASS: Searching for any information whatsoever on the Bass and Epps families listed in the 1850 census for Iroquois Co. They were in Indiana though the 1830s and 1840s--most recently in Gibson Co., IN, as late as 1841. The families lived in a small block and included Sion Bass (b. c1782 VA), Thomas R. Bass (b. c1818 NC), Nelson Bass (b. c1794 NY--should be NC), Joel Epps (b. c1810 GA--should be NC), Ritta Harris (b. c1790 VA), and Nancy Epps (b. c1814 NC). Are there any Iroquois records on them at all? Where did they go from there? Dr. G.C. Waldrep III [email protected]

BENSEMA/BEENSEMA: Looking for information Bensema Descendants who lived in Danforth and Gilman. I am interested to know when one of the "E's" in the surname was dropped and why. Henry Beensema was my great-grandfather. Carol Bensema Johnson [email protected]

BERLAND: Berland, Nicolas and Beland, Philomene. Looking for the marriage of Nicolas Berland (Barland or Borland) and Philomene Beland about 1858 in the vicinity of Iroquois County. Any leads as to where I might find a record of this marriage would be very much appreciated. John Gauthier [email protected]

BESETT: In 1847, John Beset(t) was given a land grant in Iriquois Co. Twp 29N, Range 13 W, Section 32, which looks to me like it was in Papineau or Chenanse twp. I can't find him in any census or anything. Any help out there? He was married to Nancy Dille. Kathryn Leslie [email protected]

BEUTTLER: BEUTTLER Frederick lived in Artesia Township in the 1900 census. He moved to MN in the early 1900s. His wife died in IL before he moved to MN. Trying to find a marriage license or maiden name of wife or death certificate for her. JACK BUTLER [email protected]

BLAKE: The Edmond J. Blake family, wife Rebecca, and children Frank E., Charles E/L and Katie. I know that lived in Watseka from 1900 to 1920. Edmond was a school teacher. Frank was a druggist with his own store in 1920. Mark Peterson [email protected]

BOLDUC: Dennis Bolduc, b. Mar 10, 1842. He married Celenise Dube Apr 9 1861 in Beaverville,Il. Need his parents and/or where he is from. TSRawles [email protected]

BOWTON: Searching for more information on James BOWTON and his wife Eleanor B. REES. James was born on August 19, 1844 and died on March 12, 1925. Eleanor (aka: Ella) was born on October 19, 1850 and died on February 1, 1935. They were married on February 28, 1875. They had two children: Reese Charles Sr. and Alma Tamson. They lived in Deerborne County, Indiana until they bought a house in Sheldon, Illinois. Around 1910 or so, they bought a house on E. Grove St., Sheldon, Iroquois County, Illinois. They are buried at the cemetery in Sheldon, but I would like any other information that anyone has about them. I am especially interested about Eleanor's family. Philip Wolf [email protected]

BRANDOW: Brandows are buried in Iroquois County in the Ashkum Cemetery, Ashkum, IL. The only other info I have on them is their marriage, which was in Woodford County on Feb. 17, 1850. Is there an office in the county that grants permission for burials within the county as suggested by another researcher? Judith Brandow [email protected]

BRAYTON: Looking for any information on Clarissa Brayton, listed in the 1860 Census, living in Ashkum Township. Her son Joseph is also listed. Joseph joined Co I 20th Illinois Infantry in the Civil War and died in 1861. Clarissa later moved to Black Hawk Co Iowa. I believe Clarissa's husband was also named Joseph and died before Clarissa was in Iowa. Patti Gaynor [email protected]

BROWN: Looking for information on Brown, Frame, Hunnel, Lytle, and Rounsavell surnames. [email protected]

BRUEGGERT: Looking for information on the Brueggert and Haselow families in Chebanse, IL. Sue Brueggert [email protected]

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BURGETT: Looking for family related to Ray Burgett b.1-21-1891 d.1976. Son Vernon Jacob Burgett b.3-30-1913 d.7-5-1995

BURGETT: Looking for the lost brother of Ray b.6-1890 and Robert b.1-1886. His name looks like Hogel on the 1900 census. Hogel lived with the PANCAKE family in Milford Twp., Iroquois County, IL.

CAILEY: I have Cailey family information for Iroquois and Champaign county. Wiley and Mary [email protected]

CALES: Looking for information about John Cales, age 42, listed on the 1860 census in Concord Twp with wife or child Elizabeth, age 23; Jackson, 22, Lansing, 18, Isabelle, 15, Sara, 15, Clawson, 13, Callaway, 11, and Lucian, 6. He is also listed on the 1870 census in Beaver Twp. as age 52 with Elizabeth, age 32, Lucius, 12, Alma Docia 3, John 2, Lansing 26, and Sarah, 24. Would like to know death date and burial place of John and any particulars about marriages. Would also like to know about any of the children. Ann Cales [email protected]

CAMPBELL: Looking for any information on Joseph Jackson Campbell who was born in Loda, IL, in or around 1870. Jill Meader [email protected]

CAZEAU: Searching for information regarding Firmin and "Eliza" Mary Heloise Elizabeth Cazeau. Robin Cazeau-Braun [email protected]

COLE: Mary Elizabeth Cole was listed as a member of the Thomas Hardesty household in Iroquois Co. in 1860. How was she related to the Hardesty family?Can anyone confirm the parents of Mary Elizabeth Cole born in Iroquois County 5/1850? I have been told her parents were Jackson and Jamima Cole, and that she had a younger brother named Thomas. Vicki [email protected]

COOK: Looking for burial location for Avery COOK (1814-1890) and grandson Avery Cook, also Francis (or Frank) Cook, Gilman area, (1838--?) Edgar Cook (?) and Frances Cook (1841--?), all believed lived and died in Gilman area from 1880 onward. Tim Cook [email protected]

COUGHENOUR: Looking to get a copy of a will, of Abraham Coughenour of Iroquois County, who lived there in the 1840's and died in 1900 there. Michael Coughenour [email protected]

CRAMER: Trying to find information on a George Cramer I believe he was born back in 1850. Benard Cramer 1874- 6-1942, Lambert, Anton, Maggie (Clayman). Mary Bell [email protected]

DAGNAN/DAGNAR: Michael Dagnan (Dagnar) and family wife Lucy, and 3 children Thomas, Sarah, and John. Michael was from Roscommon, Ireland and Lucy was born either in Ohio or Pennsylvania. Michael died about 1863 and may have been buried in St. Anne. St. Anne's parish was a mission attached to Ste. Marie's of Beaverville from 1858-1871. They moved there from Wabash, Indiana about 1859 and all 3 children were born there. Debra Stanavech [email protected]

DECKER: Lookin for the Decker family from somewhere in Chicago IL. There was a Howard and Arthur Decker in this family Barbara Decker [email protected]

DELIBAC: Moise DELIBAC and Anastasia MONTBLEAU Delibac, came from Canada and settled in St. Anne, IL, circa 1850, where their six children were born, and presumably lived and died. They are listed in Fr. Chiniquy's Ledger, but I have not been able to get another trace of them. Could someone check the 1880 Mortality Schedule to see if either one is listed? Norma [email protected]

DEVLIN: Looking for information on Devlin, Healy, Ryan, and Fordyce surnames. Ethel Gaspar [email protected]

DILLION: Trying to locate family info on an ancestor: William C. DILLON. I do not have any family/ancestor info on him. I only know he was born in OH. Taken from: History of the 9th Regiment Cavalry Volunteers-pg351 "Sketch of Lieutenant Dillon: William C. Dillon enlisted at Onarga, IL, Sept 10, 1861, in Co M. of the Ninth, and was immediately promoted Corporal, re-enlisted as a veteran, March 27, 1864, and was promoted Sgt, and was commissioned Lt. of his company, and was mustered out of service July 8, 1865, a prisoner of war. Lt. Dillon served well and faithfully as a good soldier during the whole period of his connection with the regiment, receiving his commission as Lt. for soldierly qualities displayed. Since the war he has made his home in the West, and his present address, 1888, is Hallowell, KS." I have also found a Newton Dillon enlisted and claimed Onarga, IL as his residence. I do not know if there is a connection between William and Newton. I would like to find anyone who may know of William ancestry. Jane Boggess [email protected]

DION: Wish to correspond with anyone researching the name DION in Iroquois County, IL. Specifically Paul Dion died 1912 Crescent City and Frederic (Alfred) DION married in L'Erable. May be related through Peter Dion, a brother to the above. Kathleen Nelson [email protected]

DUSING: Looking for information on Charles Dusing from township of Ashkum, Iroquois Co. He and his family lived 1880-1900 (approx). Charles Dusing appears on 1880 & 1900 Federal census. In 1920 census he is in Chicago. C. Dusing [email protected]

EUCHNER: John Frederick Sr or Grant Ernest or Orland Harvey. Ronald Grant [email protected]

EYRICH: Looking for information on Joseph Eyrich, died December 1930. Married Nolie Larkins in 1895 near Donovan. Father was Stephen, mother Emma Dieringer(?). He owned a farm southwest of Milford. Paul A. Laird [email protected]

FATKE: I have more information on the Fatke family Johann Fatke was born in Mechlanberg , Germany in 1842 He died in Ill in 1932 he was married to Maria Brinkmann . They had the following children Anna Augusta Maria Fatke she was born also in Mechlenberg, Germany in 1863 She married Frederick Peters on Mar 22, 1887 , she had 10 children , she died in 1941 , MY great grandmother was Wilhelmina Louise Augusta Fatke , She was born 1866 , Mechlenberg, Germany . Sept 24, 1889 she married Edward William Schoon . Minnie as some called her had 4 children . She died in 1942 . Sharon [email protected]

FINCH: Looking for descendants of Robert and Sarah Ann (CRAWFORD) FINCH, of James Blaine and Kezziah (POYNER) HANDY, and of Theodore and Loretta Jane (HANDY) FINCH. Theodore - s/o Robert and Sarah Ann; Loretta J. - d/o James and Kezziah. Children of Robert and Sarah Ann FINCH: Edwin, John, Robert, Theodore, Cyrus, Freemont, Fredrick, Leon, Generva, Elizabeth, and Lenora. Children of James B. and Kezziah HANDY: Thomas (died during Civil War), James Alford, Mary A., Loretta Jane, Emma T., and John. Children of Theodore and Loretta J. FINCH: Robert W., Lillian Goldie, Mable, Raymand J., Charles A., Ruby Keziah (my grand-mother), Jaime G.(twin to Ruby K. who died as a child), Garret Hobart and Richard McKinley (twins). Scott Pittman RSP [email protected]

FLOTT: Looking for information on the following FLOTT people: 1) John Flott found on the 1890 Tax list for Douglas Twp. Wife may have been Mary. 2) Daniel Flott (Flatt) Mustered 24 Dec 1861 in the 51st IL Infantry as a Private. Reinlisted 8 February 1864. Killed at Keneshaw Mt. 27 June 1864. His Pension went to his parents John and Mary Flott. Daniel's residence was listed as Knoxville. These 3 people may be my 3rd Gr. Grandfather's lost family. Daniel, my ancestor, arrived with family members from East Prussia in 1830 and somehow got separated from them upon arrival. He never located them again. Teresa J. B. Davis [email protected]

FORTIN: Looking for information on the Regnier and Fortin Surname. Meghan Miller-Mooney [email protected]

FREGEAU: Absolom Fregeau born in Beaverville, Iroquois country in 1869. Fathers name was Frank Fregeau. Bea Porter [email protected]

GANN: Looking for information on Allen Highton Gann who died in LaHouge, Iroquios County, Illinois on 9 October 1921? Steven M. Manning [email protected]

GARDNER: Looking for any info. of Augustus ( A. D. ) Gardner who is living in Iroquois Co. in 1860 listed as a grocer. He has 2 children at the time Evander and Susan, also his 2nd wife Mary who I believe had 2 children with him , Mabel who marries John Mclean and George. I,m looking for his death which I believe occured before 1867 , and other family members. Teresa Gardner [email protected]

GERVAIS: Francois Gervais buried in L'Erable. Born in Canada 5/16/1798. I am looking for a Catholic cemetery in a nearby area. If cemetery is abandoned or no longer exists then do records exist somewhere? He married Genevieve Gregoire in Canada on 10/4/1819 His last child David Gervais was born in Canada 10/25/1840 and I think the family emmigrated about 1846. The Canadian record say he and I am hoping his wife are buried in L'Erable. Rosemary Clawson [email protected]

GIFFORD: Looking for information on James Gifford. His middle name might of been Burton but not sure. His son Luther was born in 1883 in or near there. Stanley Gifford [email protected]

GORDON: Looking for information on James Gordon and wife Olive Haughton they lived in Ashkum Township in 1890's -1900's, their daughter Minnie married Charles Dusing. [email protected]

GRONEWEG: Looking for information on Groneweg, Grueneweg, Stoever, Stover, Weinrank, and Wienrank surnames. [email protected]

HALLIGAN: Thomas Halligan, came to the Piper City area in the late 1870s from Peoria to stay with an uncle and aunt. While here as a 'hired man' he met a lady named Elizabeth Haney. The Haneys were Irish and came to this part of Illinois from the Joliet area. While living in Piper City, they raised 4-6 children and moved on to Iowa. Bob Bosch [email protected]

HANSON: Lloyd Smith Hanson, b. June 6, 1887, Claytonville, Iroquois Ill. He was the son of Hans George Hanson and Lucretia Jane Ward. The family moved from Illionis to Dean, Iowa and Lloyd Hanson left home about 1914-1916 and has not been heard from since. He is one of 10 brothers and sisters and is the only branch of the family tree that is still bare. Jane E. Gates [email protected]

HARRELL: Looking for information on Obed and Mary Harrell, was in Iroquois county at least by 1870-1880. Chey Dalton [email protected]

HARRIS: Looking for any information on Jesse Harris Sr. and Sarah Davis that appear on the 1860 census for Iroquois Co. They were both born in Virginia about 1790. Janet Harris Tooley [email protected]

HARTWELL: Searching for a marriage record in Iroquois County. Frances HARTWELL married unknown GASSAWAY between 1855 and 1865. Her parents were Darius and Eliza Hartwell. Glenda McKenzie [email protected]

HETHKE: Looking for all information on Emil Hethke and Bertha Koeding they were married June 1887 in ford county , they had several children Martha Ann Hethke is one of their children they were from Thawville, Ill . Martha was born in Thawville in 1895 she married George Schoon who was born in Danford, Ill to Edward and Whilamina Schoon . Edward and Whilimina were married Sept, 1889 in Iroquoise County . Whilimina maiden name was Focke or Fatke. I was able to find a marriage date for them but to death information . Martha had a brother Emil Hethke who died July 1981 in Thawville , Ill . Some of the family may have lived in Piper City. Sharon [email protected]

HOAGLAND: Seeking info on the clildren of father IRA HOAGLAND son of JAMES HOAGLAND and HANNAH FOX. Mother ANNA SHRIMPLIN daughter of ABRAHAM SHRIMPLIN. Time period is 1880-1890. They had 5-6 children. MATILDA who married GHARLES W. CLARK. MAE who married EMMETT R. INGALLS. ANNA who married WILLIAM FRANK ROLL. WILLIAM who married VERA INGALLS. I believe there was a brther named PAUL and ABRAHAM. They were born in Sheldon, Iriquois Co. and the parents moved later to Steuben Co, Ind. Barbara [email protected]

HOLDER: Looking for a John W. Holder, born in Woodworth, IL 27 May 1868. I am presuming he moved to Wheaton, Pottawatomie Co., KS sometime prior to November or December 1890 as that is approx. when and where he married. Cindy McGinnis [email protected]

HOWE: Looking for info on Stephen Henry Howe who operated ageneral store on Main street in Thawville IL around the 1900's. Before that he farmed. Willis Kaufman [email protected]

HULL: Julius Hull died 1/28/1921 in St Anne, according to a newspaper clipping. His 2nd wife was Sarah and they had a daughter, Julia. I would like to know where he is buried and any additional information about the family. I do know he was born in Lafayette Indiana. Betty Knoche [email protected]

IGOU: checking on information on George Igou, Laura Igou and Myron Igou. all lived in Watseka. [email protected]

JEFFREY: Information desired on Hiram Jeffrey, married in Iroquois County, Oct. 31, 1865, to Margaret Star HAINES. Also birth record desired for Hiram's son, Mitchel Rex Jeffrey, born in Cissna Park, IL (1883?). Karen [email protected]

JOHNSON: John Alexander Johnson and his wife Charlotte Hart Johnson lived in Iroquois Co. in the 1830s, having come from Knox Co., KY and Ashe Co., NC. John died in 1842 and Charlotte moved to Grundy Co., IL and later MN. Julia True Noah Julinoa

KANNBERG: Friedrich Kannberg is supposedly buried someplace around Buckley, IL. That is all we have to go on, no dates or cemetaries. Dave Kannberg [email protected]

KELLY: Researching the James and Catherine (Coggins) Kelly family. They lived in and around Iroquois County in the 1880s. Their children were Edward (b. 1857), Anna (b. 1859), James (b 1861), John (b 1862), Christopher (b. 1866) and Marcella (b. 1868). Edward married Sarah Jane Fitzsimons in 1883 in Loda, IL. They moved to Nebraska in 1885 but I believe Edward Kelly's siblings and parents all remained behind. His sister Marcella Kelly married Patrick Henneberry in 1891. Katie Kelly [email protected]

LABONTE/LABOUNTY: Looking for Labonte/La Bounty family members who were either born or resided in Iroquois County some time after 1856. I was hoping to find a census page for 1860 & 1870. As to the clan, I am looking for specifics on Joseph Vegiard Labonte born 1781 died after 1860 Illinois. I know, no county or city. But wait! His wife, Marguerite died in 1871, L'Erable, Iroquois County. They apparently arrived in Gilman sometime after 1853 with son Peter and daughter-in-law Mary Ann. Seven of the twelve children sired by Peter were born in Gilman ranging from 1858 to 1867 including two sets of twins. After viewing the cemetery map I think that Joseph may be buried in Douglas area, I believe # 066 on the map and Marguerite in Ashkum area # 085. I have also found land office records for a Jerome, Jerome, Jr., and William LaBounty. These men are possibly nephews to Joseph and Marguerite. Gary La Bounty [email protected]

LANEY: Seeking information on Thomas Jefferson Laney b. 22 Aug. 1828 Greene Co. Pa. d. 12 Feb. 1899 Talmage Ks. Married Almira Ellen McMullen b. 25 May 1833 Champain Co. Ohio d. 23 April 1903 Talmage Ks. I found where Thomas had owner land in Iroquois County. Holly Whitney [email protected]

LAREAU: Looking for information on Lareau and Nourie surnames. Jean Lareau [email protected]

LEACH: In 1856, 4 children of Clement Leach and Mary Worley came from Marshall County, Va.(W.Va.) with their families by wagon-train to settle in Illinois.(1) Morgan Leach and his wife Margaret Penix, (2) William H. Leach and his wife Mary A. Bowan, (3) Harrison Eneix and his wife Lovina Leach, and (4) James Caldwell and his wife Rebecca Leach. They settled in Kendall County and Grundy County at first. In a year or so their Uncle Josuha Leach and his wife Hannah Spoon and part of their family came from Ohio to be with them. Josuha died in 1860 and is buried in Kendall County. By 1860 several cousins joined their cousins in Illinois.. Two were in the Civil War from Kendall County. Greenberg Leach was a prisoner of war and after being released died a few days later. John H. Leach his brother was wounded but came back and settled in Grundy County. Summers A. Leach died in Ridgeville, Iroquois County and is suppose to be buried in Onarga Cemetary I was told recently?? Morgan and his family lived near Wellington and I think is buried in Hoopers? Hannah also lived in Iroquois County with her family. Andrew J. Leach , Vincent Leach, and Joshua Monroe Leach also settled in this area. Jean Leach Logston [email protected]

LEE: Charles F. Lee and his Wife Maria. He was born in England, Moved to Illinois, was a farm owner and had several children, including my father, Robert Raymond Lee who was born in Iriquois County in 1897. Charles was married to Maria Antoinette Wilson, probably also of Iriquois County. Lyle W. Lee [email protected]

LEHIGH: Frederick Abram (Abraham) Lehigh b.1835 d. 1905. Daniel Henry Lehigh b.05/01/1863 d.05/14/1932, Bertie Lehighb.08/27/1885 d.1969, Myron Russell Lehigh b.01/12/1910 d. 09/05/1984, Charles Leon Lehigh 11/27/1911, Lora Lehigh (Betourne) b.1895 d.1967, Leona Lehigh (Richer) b.1891 d.1987, and Hazel Lehigh (Hartsell?) b.1895 d.1974. They lived in or around the Onarga area beginning about 1830's to mid 1960's. Monica Lehigh-Pheris[email protected]

LEWIS: Looking for any information on a James Monroe (we think) Lewis. Have info that he married his second wife, Ida Minier, at Sheldon. Only know that he preceded her in death, and that she is buried in Sheldon cemetery (1951), so assume he is also. First wife was Ella Mae (last name unk). Only idea as to any time frame of reference is Ida's death, and James' son's birth, Harry W., born in 1899 in Chrisman. Kathryn Abram [email protected]

LIGHT: Looking for information on the LIGHT family and MAYHEW family, of Sheldon, Iroquois, Il, and surrounding areas. Todd Light [email protected]

LINDSEY: Looking for information on the family of Benjamin Franklin Lindsey of Onarga, Iroquois, Illinois and his wife Catherine Francis Wiswell of Morgan Co., Illinois. Marilyn Monson [email protected]

LOVE: Looking for information on the family of John Anderson Love, who married Mary Alma Hoel in Iroquois County, IL in 1876. They had 5 children: Emma Delilah Love who married Ivan Franklin Dawson, Jessie Aramanda Love who married Fred Hanson and George Kivell, James Everett Love who married Theresa Linville, and Gladys Faye Love who married Floyd Baker. Eve Love [email protected]

LUSTFELD: Looking for in formation about (Luis) Louis Lustfeldt (Lustfeld). Born in Germany 12/29/1845. Migrated to Buckley, Illinois area. Died 4/21/33 in Buckley area. Buried St John's cemetery. Interested in area of Germany where he came from. Who his parents were, etc. My daughter was in the 100th anniversary confirmation class at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, Buckley. Luis Lustfeldt was a signer of the charter for that Church. I think the year was 1870. Mrs Lloyd Lustfeldt [email protected]

LYMAN: Looking for Alfred E. Lyman, Father of Alfred Clinton Lyman, married to Mae Burkett. Children--Percy Leroy Lyman, B/1897, John Elmer Lyman,B/1899, George Edward Lyman B/1900. William Clinton Lyman [email protected]

MARTI: Looking for info on John MARTI b: ca 1842 - 1845 Switz d: after 1920 ? Long Beach, CA. m: 02 July 1869 p: Iroquois Co. IL s: Mathilda WARNER b:? d:?. Children: Robert William b: 1874? NE, John C. b: 1877? NE, Pearl b: 1881 NE, May b: 1889 NE, George b: 1890 NE, Laverne b: 1893 TX. States lived in IL, NE, TX, KS ? CA. Mardalee Christy [email protected]

MASON: I used the burial list on-line and verified that Sarah MASON was indeed buried in Iroquois county. What I would like to know is in what cemetery and if her husband, Peter MASON is buried beside her. Brenda Summers [email protected]

McADAM: Looking for information on the surname McAdam, they owned a photo studio in Milford Ill. in the late 1850's and William McAdam lived in Milford. B.J. McAdam [email protected]

MENZIES: John Menzies died in Watseka in 1866. I was wanting to find his obituary. Hopefully his parents names were on it. I am at a dead end on thier names. my ancestry search has turned up no names past John Menzies. Beverly Menzies [email protected]

MOORE: Seeking information on a family with the surname of WALDEN and MOORE. In particular I am seeking information on the family of Winfield Scott WALDEN and Margaret V. MOORE. I have obtained marriage dates but cannot find any information on Margaret Moores parents or siblings. Their first child, Walter Walden, was born about 1872. It is also believed that Margaret may have died sometime between 1890 - 1895. I believe they resided in Onarga around 1890 and Margaret may have died sometime around 1893/94. Their children's names and approx dates of birth were: Oscar Walden - b 1873; Jane Walden - b. 1874; Morris Walden - b. 1877; Eva Walden - b. 1878; Mary Francis Walden - b. 1879; Harve or Harvey Walden - b. ?; Tinnetta Walden - b. 1883 (my grandmother); Roy Walden - b. 1884. Stephen L. Allen [email protected]

MOORE: Looking for information about Frank B. Moore, who died in or near WATSEKA, ILL. in January, 1913. He was buried in Harveysburg cemetery (in or near Kingman, IN). [email protected]

MORRISON: The Morrisons lived in Martinton, Ill. I know that the family I'm trying to learn more about lived there in 1918 and were married on January 7, 1920. [email protected]

MYERS: Looking for information on the MYERS surname. Ruby Pender [email protected]

NATSCHKE: Carlena Freiboth Born in Hanover Germany Married Alexander Natschke In Ash Grove Twp Cissna Park,Illinois Carol Minge Married Wilhelm Natschke, Henry Lah Married Eliza Freiboth in Indiana, Lizzie Delahr, John Lillian Hitter, Emma Fricke Married Henry Freiboth, Vincent Breidenbaugh Married Mary Weisbeck. Sharron [email protected]

NORTHRUP: Looking for Veldora .E. Northrup married Buckley then she married a Peter Gilbert Feb 1888 in DelRay. She daughter of David Northrup and Adaline Dalton. Might be another daughter Marrietta Northrup. Rose Vosburgh [email protected]

OGLE: Eliza Frederick Odle married to Nancy Frances Vaughan, got married in either Newton County, Indiana or Iroquois, County and four of their children were born in Iroquios County, on a farm near Pittwood. Glenn Edward O'Dell - 1907, Gladys Irene Odle Shea Owenbey 1899, Margret Eloise Odell Wilkson 1901, Juvernia Ann Odell Williams Byrd 1904, Freda Frances Odell Beck 1910 and Mildred Mary Odell Peoples 1915 in Hepler Kansas. Eliza Frederick Odle change his name before they went to Kansas to Frederick Eliza Odell. This was done in Iroquois County. Thomas E. O'Dell [email protected]

ONKEN: Henry Onken and Magdalena Ennen were married in Milford, Illinoise (Iroquois County) on November 5, 1881. Henry's Father's name was John Onken and Magdalin's Father's name was George Ennen. I am looking for any information on either side of the family. Dolyn Walther [email protected]

OUELLETT: Looking for any information on Joseph Prudent Ouellett, wife's name Louise (Adams). He served in the Civil War 1862, enlisting in Momence. They had eight children, most were baptized in St. Johns Catholic Church. The spelling of the surname has varied from Ouellette to Willet. I can not find a date of death for him or his wife, though I speculate it may have been about 1910 for him. He was originally born in L'Isle-Verti, Quebec, Canada. Son of Joseph Ouellett and Madeleine Cote. I would greatly appreciate any help. The Adjutant General's Report was found in Ottawa, Illinois, (LaSalle Genealogy Guild, Blue Book) but his name never comes up on any web searches for information on the Civil War. I know that he purchased land in Iroquois in years 1854 and 1856. I would love to know where he was buried and the actual date of death. Lore' Kennedy [email protected]

OWEN: Searching for information of Jemima V. Owen, daughter of Jonathon Owen and Asenath H. Bales/Beals Owen who married John W. Nugent 11 SEP 1872 in Iroquois County, IL. Mrs. Nugent died 21 FEB 1901 at 5:00pm at Maxwell, NE. Would like to locate descendants of this family or knowledge of cousins for family research. The following writing was written by Minna/Mima V. Nugent in her brother, Isaac J. Owen's autograph book as found on the Iroquois Co. Web Site and "Postcards" link.
"Loved Brother, When in a distant land, thou mayst dwell with other friends so dear, Pause, and thik of those thee tarried with almost one year. May thy life be happy as a bright summer day, may prosperity, attend thee in every way." Thy Sincere Sister, Minna/Mima V. Neugent/Nugent. H. Elizabeth Hoppe-Stevens [email protected]

OWEN: Searching for information about Mary Esther Owen that married Wiliam H. White, M.D., in Onarga, ILL on 14 SEP 1887. She writes in the autograph book of her brother, Isaac J. Owen on 4th MAR 1879 the following:
"Brother Ike, alias "Gen. Grant". When far toward the setting sun thou art roaming, Where friends are few and far between, When tired and lonely, and forlorn, then think of me." Sister Mary, alias "Flag" Onarga, Illinois Mch 4th 1879 Note: Mary wrote several letters to her sister, Ida Belle Owen Thompson and family in Farnam, Nebraska in the early 1900's. H. Elizabeth Hoppe-Stevens [email protected]

PATTERSON: Seeking information of the family of Wayne Patterson. He had a brother that lived there. As far a I know Wayne died around the 40's. My grandmother one lived in a little house across from the park, it was once the old post office. Where it stands not is a home that was built after the old Post Office was torn down. I believe there was also two sisters. One could have been Bertha or Bernice Wayne Patterson married Edith Hannah Stonebraker. Anna Marie Patterson Walker [email protected]

PICKETT: Searching for information on the PICKETT family during their years in Iroquois County, 1860's to 1890's:
Evan Pickett b: January 01, 1839 in Morgan Co., Indiana d: August 1906 in Kansas.
+Huldah A. Macy b: September 25, 1841 in Economy, Wayne Co., Indiana m: March 25, 1862
     1. Charles Edward Pickett b: January 03, 1863 in Monrovia, Morgan Co., Indiana d: April 28, 1955 in Eugene, Lane Co., Oregon
        +Lois Ann Welch b: September 23, 1868 in Grant Park, Illinois m: March 14, 1888 d: May 20, 1925 in Twin Falls, Twin Falls Co., Idaho
         1.1 John Pickett
         1.2 Earl Pickett b: July 02, 1890
         1.3 Paul Evan Pickett b: 1893 in Illinois
         1.4 Carlyle Foster Pickett b: January 30, 1895 in Onarga, Iroquois Co., Illinois d: August 19, 1983 in Eugene, Lane Co., Oregon
         1.5 Vera M. Pickett b: 1897 in Colorado
         1.6 Alva E. Pickett b: Abt. 1902 in Illinois
     2. Mary Alice Pickett b: January 02, 1864 in Ft. Lupton, California
        +Ward
     3. Minerva Pickett b: September 02, 1868
        +Bowles
     4. Ida M. Pickett b: December 10, 1869
     5. John Alva Pickett b: October 22, 1871
     6. Edna Pickett b: February 01, 1874
     7. William Larkin Pickett b: September 13, 1875
        +Ella May Hadley b: August 01, 1879 in Glen Elder KS m: July 1939 d: September 02, 1949
     8. Eva Pickett b: February 21, 1880 in Ash Grove Twp, Iroquois Co., Illinois
     9. Clarence Evan Pickett b: October 19, 1884
        +Haverford
Dave Miller [email protected]

PIERCE: The Pierces lived, I think, west of Milford near a place called Frog Pond school all during the 1800s. One of the later Pierces was Bill (William Howard Pierce), who married Edith Pancake. They had several children (one of whom had Down's syndrome), and moved to Ohio and then here to Hunter, Arkansas (where I live). Edith died at fifty years of age in Arkansas and is buried here at Hunter. Bill then went back to Milford in Iroquois County, Illinois. He is buried in the Maple Grove cemetery at Milford. I would particularly like to know whether he remarried after Edith died, how he died (some kind of accident, I believe), and what kind of person he was. I would also like to know whether either of them was marrried before they married each other since they were in their thirties when they married. I think that one or more of the Pierces lived at one time or another at the "poor farm" near Watseka. As for the Pancakes, I think they farmed around Milford. I know there was a William Pancake who married a Prudence Harness, but I don't know where or when. She filed for divorce in 1845 in Iroquois County when they had six children. The grounds were alcoholism, abuse, and cruelty. I would like to know whether the divorce was granted and what happened to the family after that. One of the children, I think, was Milton Pancake--my great grandfather and father of the Edith Pancake mentioned above. Edith Fisher [email protected]

POULSON: Elias POULSON born 1845 Pickaway Co. Ohio. Died Onarga, Iroquois C. IL. June 15, 1925. Wife Maireh L. Dickerson. Children Mary, David T., Wm.Elmer, George Diemer., Finley Edmund, Nancy Ethel, Grace and Serept Viola. Barb Valley [email protected]

PURGET/PURGETT: The Purgett, Purget families who lived in and around Iroquois Co. from 1865 decended from Henry and Lydia Mustard Purgett. Names related to Purgetts are Mustard, Pullam, Laird,Montgomery, Cranor, Bailey, Boughton, Bishop, Mayo, Griffith, Carlson Schroeder, Lyons, Banner, Hudson and many more. Have website for Purgett family back to 1754. Am willing to share info. Diane Kleinke [email protected]

REEVES: Researching the Reeves name in Iroquois County, particularly in Milford, IL. Marion Homer Reeves, was born in Milford in 1880 to Catherine Cook and William M. Reeves. Marion Rosenbaum [email protected]

REYNOLDS: Looking for any information on Ernest Nicholas REYNOLDS born in 1869 or 1870 in Iriquois county, Illinois and his parents Oliver REYNOLDS and Maggie CONNER. Ernest REYNOLDS was married to Lydia BURNAUGH in Gilson, IL in 1890. Kelly [email protected]

REYNOLDS: Carrie A Reynolds Skinner, married to Harry Jay Skinner and her family also lived in the Sibley area 1880's- 1920's. Other Reynolds include: Gertrude, Frankie - married to Franklin McVeagh Harvey, Sibley, Elizabeth, married to Sam Walden, Sibley, Jesse Reynolds, Richard Reynolds and Ben Reynolds. Their mother, Ann Eliza Trent Reynolds also lived in Sibley 1880's - 1917. Richard Skinner [email protected]

ROGERS: Henry Clay Rogers died 1954 in Milford area, once a Constable there. Or Birdie Leona (McClain) Rogers died 1965 also from Milford area. Or anything on Charles Rogers or Belle (Cook) Rogers, birth & death dates unknown. Leatha Romine [email protected]

ROMAN: Francis Roman and Eleanore Baron married approx. Nov 6, 1883 Beaverville. I would like to make connection with any Roman relatives of Francis Roman Jr. born in NY or Francois Roman born in Canada. Family members of Endesie Roman, Lazette or Adele. Eleanore Roman Count [email protected]

SAINDON: Lived in the Iroquois county area in the mid 1800's. Madonna Taylor [email protected]

SCOTT: Looking for descendants of William Scott, who died in Cass county, Indiana. His son, A.L.D. Scott (Anthony Lee Davis), was living in the Belmont township of Iroquois county in 1860. I would like to know if it is possible to find out exactly what property he owned. Are they local records that would show that? He was a farmer and there was a "J.L. Scott" living with him, also listed as a farmer. JL was 10 years younger, however, I don't have him as a sibling. Randy & Karen Scott [email protected]

SHEA: Looking for info on Fred SHEA, who attended Cresent High School. His father was Leo SHEA, and his mother was named O'Dell. Virginia Healy virginiahealy@yahoo.com

SHEEHAN: Jeremiah (Jerry) SHEEHAN married Hanorah WALSH in Bloomington, McLean Co., IL on Sept. 9, 1862. They had at least two sons, Matthew, who was living in Chicago in 1934, and Michael. Their son Michael SHEEHAN married Catherine McCARDLE, daughter of Thomas McCARDLE and Hannah BROWN in Bloomington on May 18, 1886. Michael and Catherine lived in Delavan, Tazewell Co., IL in 1893 when their son Matthew was born. They were listed in the 1900 federal census of Iroquois Co., IL with the following children: Mary, 11; Hanorah, 9; Matthew A., 7; Michael, 5; and twins James H. and Catherine, 2. A son Joseph may have been born after 1900. This family later lived in Litchfield, Montgomery Co., IL. Michael SHEEHAN died in Springfield on July 22, 1934 at age 70. I'm seeking Jeremiah's origins in Ireland and also possibly connecting them with other SHEEHAN families in Morgan County, IL. Michael Moore mmoore@fgi.net

SHERRILL: Henry Sherrill (1828-1883) He married Caroline Green in about 1850. I can't find any information on him before he married. I don't know whether he had any siblings or who his parents were. I've been told a fire destroyed many records in Watseka in middle 1860s. They had 12 children and many descendants are still in IL. CChaslois@aol.com

SIMMONS: Looking for information on the Simmons surname. Nancy Simmons snandt@cs.com

SMITH: I am trying to locate a town called Green Town in Illinois. The only mention of Green Town I can find in Illinois is the Greentown Cemetery located in Martinton Twp., Iroquois County, IL. Does anyone know if a town called Green Town ever existed in Iroquois County, IL? Was the Greentown Cemetery possibly named for this town? I have an obituary stating that MARTIN L. SMITH (born Jan. 13, 1862) from Cass County, Michigan came to this town with his parents (Father: ADAM SMITH Mother: HEPSY TEAS or Unknown SWEET) about 1881. Mike Mullins mullfam@tbcnet.com

SMITH: Looking for any information anout a William Smith who boufght land with WARRANT on 4/24/1854 in Iroquois County (Section 13 Township 24N Range 10E Meridan 3) Bill Smith gerti@mpinet.net

SNOAD: I show a Henry Snoad in the 1850 AIS Mortality Schedules Index for Iroquois County, IL. Month of death, August. I have quite a bit of information on the presumed father, Henry, Sr. He was living in Will County in 1862. I would very much appreciate any and all informtation on the Henry listed in the Mortality Schedule, whom I presume died as a child. Barbara Lewis NaWili7777@aol.com

SOUCIE: Any information on a Louis Soucie or Soucy marriage to Agalia Paulin in 1848 in Beaverville, Iroquois County. Sharon LaPorte Marr smarr@aol.com

STEPHENS: Looking for information on Stephens and Babcock surnames. Gtuftie@aol.com

STILES: Benjamin Locke Stiles born on October 22, 1804, married Betsy Moore on March 14, 1824. He died on March 21st 1884.
1.Wilfred Ivanhoe Stiles, eldest son, was born in Fredonia New York on December 29th 1827. He died at his home in Momence, Illinois on March 29th in 1904 at the age of 76 years. He had taken part in the Civil War and also The California Gold Rush, after he had lived with his parents in Waukegan Ill.
2.Mary Stiles, eldest child, born on July 4th 1825, who married Alexander Druise or Druce on May 29th 1845.
3.Standish Cleanthus Stiles, born June 3rd, 1845 who married Georgia Springstead, born in WI or Canada and a daughter of Cordelia Springstead.
4.Jeremiah, (Jed) Stiles b. August 4, 1832.
5.Theodore S. Stiles born April 1, 1835, died a year later at August 15, 1836.
6.Sidney S. Stiles born on April 3rd, 1837 who married Harriet (Hattie) Gates on March 26th, 1859, had later moved to NY and lived as a farmer there.
7.Celia Stiles, born January 10, 1840, and died in infancy, on August 21, 1841.
8.Rosanah Stiles, b. August 25, 1842, who married a man named Jones on July 4, 1857, and who died on October 12, 1864.
9.Relay Stiles, born May 5. 1845
10.Jim Stiles, youngest child, born on November 23rd, 1849 and who died on December 25th 1900.
It seems that Benjamin Stiles and family moved from Fredonia NY to Waukegan, Lake County, to Nicolette County MN and back to IL settling in Watseka this time in Iroquois County and remaining here for 27 years. Some of his children were apparently born in Fredonia and some in IL.
Meanwhile, Will as he was called, served time in the Union Army and was buried in a Union cemetery for that reason. He traveled to California for the Gold Rush with his father, in the latter forties(1840ís), according to Wilfredís obituary. They remained in California for nine years. They moved to Momence a year and a half before he died of a lingering illness, dropsy and heart trouble. During his life, his faith was as a Spiritualist.
He married Clarissa A. Potter on June 2nd, 1858. She had been born on May 7, 1840. They spent 27 years living in Watseka. He had five children with Clara. These were: 1.Frank-Ivanhoe, born Nov. 4, 1859 in Nicollet Co., MN; 2.Elmer-Alonzo, born around 1862 in MN, 3.Jeanne D., born about 1864 in IL, she married Rev. Edward O. Sharp on May 16, 1886 in Iroquois County IL; 4.Arthur-James, born about 1865 5.Fred-Ellsworth, born August 27, 1872 in Joliet, IL, He died in 1953 in Marinette WI.
Much later, Willfred and Clarissa moved to Momence Illinois, where he was buried at the G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) Cemetery, also in that city. Rev. D.J. Elsea of the Christian Church, performed the burial service. The children of Jeanne and the Rev. E.O. Sharp: 1. Kenneth Sharp 2. Orville Sharp 3. Ruth Lucille Sharp The children of Arthur James and Bertha Stiles: 1. Howard Stiles b. about 1865 2. Florence Stiles b. about 1892. I. The Children of Fred Ellsworth and Christine Stromberg Stiles: 1. Edith Stiles Noren b. May 29, 1899 in Cook County IL. (married Arthur T. Noren in Bridgeport CT., on Sept., 12, 1925,) Arthur was born Nov. 29, 1899. Other children of Fred Ellsworth and Christine Stromberg Stiles: 2. Claire J. Stiles, b. Jan. 17, 1901 and d. Nov. 1982 3. Ruth Stiles, b. about 1901 and d. before 1976 4. Clarence Ellsworth Stiles b. Jan. 19, 1903 in Marinette, WI and died in Chippewa Falls WI, on May 14, 1969. Married Stella Carolyn Frances Cobban on July 12, 1928 in Chippewa, WI.

Diane diastile@verizon.net

STRAWN: Henry B. Strawn married Clara Jennie Ball on 4/26/1870 in Iroquois, according to the Illinois Marriage Index. This couple later had a daughter named Bertha Strawn. At some point Henry died or was divorced from Clara because she married again in Colorado about 1882. Her daughter married, also in Colorado, around 1894. Nanci Hobart hobartnh@slu.edu

SWAFFORD: Nathan Swafford married Melinda Riner and had 2 children: a boy and a girl (Nathan and Jennie I think). Nathan Swafford was a farmer known to be there in the 1860's. Susan SMcKamy@aol.com

SWARTZ: HARRIS, Fairy M. born 1882. Married in 1916 to Garfield SWARTZ in Jasper County, IN. Lived in this area until death. Need information on children and burial. LINDA MANKOWSKI mmankow1@msn.com

TARBET: In the 1900 census for Village of Sheldon I find living on Grove St a Sanford TARBET, wife Alice, son Robert and sister in law Della ST JOHN. I am interested if anyone has information on who Alice was. Karen Virkkala KarenV@prodigy.net

TAYLOR: Looking for information on the following TAYLOR family. Joseph A Taylor Died 18 Aug 1869 buried at the Old Pioneer Cemetery Milford. Wife Margaret, dau Mary (Jennie) and son Benjamin remained in area. Daughter later married a George Dawson and son married a Lettie Waldo. BILL & JO TAYLOR jobill@c2i2.com

TEETER: Looking for information on R, A, TEETER, He lived in Iroquois. LAURA Mcmrose832358379@aol.com

THOMPSON: Thompson, Marion D (David) and his family lived in the county from about 1876-1892. Any information appreciated. Patricia Miller Peterson manby@spacestar.net

THREW: Researching my great-great Grandfather who had a twin sister born in Illinois. The Surname is THREW first names Paul Stuart and Viginia Vesta b. 8-12-1880. Charlene Catania catania7@worldnet.att.net

TOTHEROH: Looking for descendants or other persons related to/of Martin TOTHEROH (1838-1916) and Mary Alice DEWITT of Prairie Green Township. Children were Ed, Anna, Charles, Martha (Mattie), Cora, Lottie, Benjamin and Alice Ruth. There is a book being written about the Totherohs, going all the way back to 1600s Germany. Martin was born in Pennsylvania and the family moved to Indiana. Debbie GAineByrne@aol.com

TRACY: Looking for Cora Tracy Pierce daughter of Alexander Franklin Tracy. Watseka, Iroquois County Illinois. Alexander and Sara Elizabeth Tracy retired and moved to 618 S. 3rd St Watseka, Ill. Tom & Judy Pierce tjpierce@mail.icongrp.com

TREADWAY: Have an indication that Abraham Fry may have been in Iroquois County in the 1860's. Searching for information on his daughter, Mary Fry, and her Husband Corbin Treadway and more especially on their children, specifically Eliza, who married Jesse O. Sensebaugh. Nedlhoover@aol.com

TREPTON: Looking for any information that you can find on Otto F. Trepton or Otto F. Tripton. He was married to Edith Schultz. Otto's birthdate was 9/08/1879, and he died 1/02/1958. He lived in Danforth, Illinois. I am looking for a marriage certificate/date of marriage. Todd Trepton kstrep@prodigy.net

TROXELL: According to records, Francis Marion Troxell was born in Iroquois County on November 13, 1865. He was the son of Johnathon and Delia Troxell. I would like to confirm this for my family research records, and obtain any other information regarding his family, esp. his parents. Francis is said to have had two brothers, Abraham and Roy (both younger). Jerilynn (Troxell) Gorden GordenStudio@aol.com

TUCKER: Looking for information on the Tucker and Niemyer families who lived in Watseka in the mid to late 1800s. Dr. Henrietta Tucker was my great grandmother and she had a number of brothers who were also medical doctors. I don't know her father's name but her mother was Wilamina (nee Niemyer) and her grandfather was William Frederick Tucker. I have found some data in the census records recording Wilamina as Mina or Mena (her nickname). Neil Boyden Tanner ntanner@home.com

VARVEL: Searching for any info on the Varvel family that resided in Iroquois County circa 1890 to present. Especially, Mary Catherine Varvel (5 Feb 1855 Adams County, Ohio - 28 Jan 1939 Woodland, Illinois); she married circa 1871 in Adams County, Ohio to Samuel Veach Hanes (28 May 1853 Adams County, Ohio - 12 Oct 1924 Woodland, Illinois). They had possibly eight children; James Wesley (1872-1942), David Quiller (1874-1923), John W. (1878-1940), Charles Kirker (1880-circa 1930), Cary Odle(1885-1958), & M. Haines (1889-1889) are all I am sure of. Mary had a brother, J. Voss/Van Varvel (24 Feb 1854 Adams County, Ohio - 12 Dec 1935 Iroquois County, Illinois); he married an Alice Spencer (17 Mar 1854 - 12 Oct 1931 Iroquois County, Illinois). They had twelve children; Stephen O. 1871-1954, James 1879-1966, Joseph E. circa 1884 Iroquois County, Illinois, Charles F. 1890-1965, Harry C. 1893-1987, Elijah R. 1901-?, & Fred 1903-1989. Have info had six of Mary's children; but little on her parents or siblings. Mary "Corky" Richards jomabost@prodigy.net

WARD: Thomas WARD of Gilman Illinois. He married Sarah Eliza EDWORTHY WARD in NY they lived in Douglas twp in Iroquois co. My grand parents were Edgar and Eliza WARD WARD ( 1st cousins). My parents were Paul and Doris WARD HIELD. The Ward family lived in Iroquois co for many years. Other names connected to the family are ELLIOTT, GREEN, NOTT. Marlene Heald SuAngGrame@aol.com

WARNER: Fredrick Warner and Mary Elizabeth Warner and any relatives - Gilman, Il. Mary J. Howard Mjhoward2@email.msn.com

WEBSTER: Chauncey Webster, was a "zealous Methodist" in Iroquois Co in the 1830's, 1840's. Did the Methodist Church publish any records from their formative years in Iroquois? June Pearce jcareypearce@home.com

WEGENER: WEGENER, WILLIAM I am looking for the brother of my great grandfather. He was the first brother to come to America from Germany. I have a clipping that says he lived in Cissna Park Illinois area and his funeral was in Buckley Illinois. Just looking for information that might be known about him. The families lost touch eventually in the early part of the 1930's. drmatheson@worldnet.att.net

WEST: Looking for information on George West. In Iowa census of l860 George stated he was from Iroquois. Any information would be appreciated as I cannot locate anything prior to l860. He was approximately 41 years old in l860. Gary West gwest983@webtv.net

WHITEHALL: Alexander LeGrande Whitehall Perhaps he lived in Iroquois County somewhere between the late 1800s and early 1900s. He lived in Cook County also and died in Cook County I believe, but I have information that he was buried in Watseka in 1922....not sure why he was buried there unless he lived there at one time or another. He was a lawyer. Melody MKWTB@aol.com

WHITFLEET: Looking for a woman by the name of Lizzie Whitfleet, July 19, 1926 a Legal Notice, Probate of Will was posted in the newspaper. I found the article while going through some of my grandmothers old newspaper clippings. In it several LeBeau's are mentioned, my great grandmother was Maggie LeBeau, b. 8/8/1874, who married Trefley Willett. I haven't been able to trace my family any farther than Maggie, I feel that this must be some kind of a lead. Lore' Kennedy tek@kuntrynet.com

WHITNEY: Seeking information on John Lemuel Whitney b.6 Oct. 1842 Prescott Onterio Canada d. 21 Feb. 1916 Talmage Ks. Married Margaret Ann Laney 8 Nov. 1866, b. 15 Oct. 1850 Ohio d. 9 May 1931 Talmage Ks.. According to land records that I found John owned Land in Irogouis Co. I would like to know who his parents were? Holly Whitney hollysw47@yahoo.com

WILLARD: Alpha G. Willard and Mary Ketchum Willard came to Concord Township in 1853 with their children Henry C., John, Clarence and Alpha. Daughter Elizabeth may have also come at the same time and later married Seth Burdick. Elizabeth died in 1868 and is buried in Sheldon Cemetery. Sons George and Frank were born after the move to Iroquois. Kay kaybill69@home.com

WILMOTH: Looking for information about the Wilmoth family in Iroquois County in the late 1800's. In particular, Nimrod Wilmoth was listed in the 1870 Onarga Township census (which I have not gained access to as of yet). I am looking for information about his family members as well as birth and death dates. I believe he may be buried in a cemetery in Milford. I am also interested in birth/death dates of his son Otis. Tom Brim brim@avenew.com

WOLFF: LOOKING 4 INFORMATION ON CARL,FRIED HANNAMEN WOLFF. WAS IN IROQUOIS COUNTY 1869. CHILDREN OF CARL WERE WILHELM MARR:WILHELMINE HANNEMAN AT BUCKLEY. FRED MARR:ULRIKE MEWS 20 OCT 1886 BUCKLEY. CAROJINE MARR:CHARLES FRICKE 22 APRIL 1882 BUCKLEY. MARY BORN 3 JULY ???? IN BUCKLEY. MARR:FRANK SCHWARZ 3 OCT 1886 BUCKLEY. ROBERT B:7 MAY 1873. ANDREW B:9 NOV 1876. Katheen iowapepper@home.com

WOODS: Researching the following surnames from the Onarga area: Winslow WOODS (1799-1889) moved to Onarga area about 1858. His wife, Lydia NEWTON WOODS and his oldest son Henry Caryl WOODS and his family came with him. They had previously lived in Vermont. Winslow's youngest son, Lucius, remained on the east coast while he studied to become a doctor. Lucius Preston (1831-1865) WOODS served as a surgeon for the 5th New York Cavalry during the Civil War and died from a lung infection just before the war ended. Henry C. (1829-1879) served as a Captain for the 11th Illinois Cavalry. He fought at Vicksburg. Henry married Laura Jane MUNGER and they had three daughters - Ella, (b. 1849), Emma (b. 1858) and Eva (b. 1862). Ella married Isaac ROCKENFIELD, moved to Omaha, Nebraska and later to Seattle, WA. Emma married William BEYEA and remained in the Gilman - Onarga area. They had one child - Agnes who never married. Eva ran off and married Fred BATES in Omaha, Nebraska at the home of her older sister, Ella. (m. 1881), they had one child Maud BATES (my grandmother) and then they moved to San Francisco. Winslow was the court appointed guardian for several young men, I have very little information about this part of his life. Judith Allen Delaine jdelaine@home.com

WORTH: Harry Walker WORTH was born 13 June 1882 in Waterman, Illinois. His sister, Lora Ann WORTH, was born in Rochelle, Ogle County, 27 July 1885. I am unable to find reference to the parents, Elizabeth Jane Walker WORTH or Wallace Augustus WORTH. I find Elizabeth again in Lincoln, NE, listed as a widow in the 1900 census, but I cannot find when Wallace died. Can anyone help me find Wallace Augustus WORTH, born abt. 2 May 1855 in Crapaud, PEI, Canada? Sharon Bookmyer sbookie@pacbell.net

YOUNG: Are there any present day Youngs or ? descended from Christ YOUNG and Martha GREUTER both born of the order of 1875 who had children Walter, Ben, Martha, Christ, Ralph and Hulda? All are believed to have been in the Cissna Park area. John E Fischer fischerj@one.net


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