Iroquois County 2000 Queries by Surname

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

ALLIE: Francois Allie and his wife Marie Desange (aka Angel or Adelaide) had two children born in 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.

Audrey Peters

APPY: Looking for information on Jesse E. and Samuel Appy (Iroquois Co., 21st District) listed in 1850 census.

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

BARDWELL: Looking for information on the Bardwell family. Pearce and Anne are listed in the 1850 Iroquois County Census. It lists 3 daughters and one son, Pierce, Jr, age one. Pierce Jr married Elizabeth Sabina Newlin, and they had several children, one of whom was JoNettie Bardwell, born in Kankakee on 21 Jul 1874. Laura Pollard

John Gauthier
BARLAND/BELAND: Looking for information on the Barland (Beland) family. Believe Exzilda Barland, daughter of Nicholas Barland was born in Loda, Iroquois County, Ill 30 November 1868, according to a historical record of St. Rose of Lima, Catholic Church, Argyle, MN. I have recently received information from that would link this person to the family of Nicholas and Philomene Barland/Borland/Beland. The information given me in that email identified an "Isilda" as a daughter of Nicolas and Philomene Borland/Beland, born (place not stated) 29 November 1867. The email stated that the information came from the church records of St. John the Baptist, L'Erable.

BASS: Searching for information on the Bass and Epps families (from NC via IN) listed in Iroquois in the 1850 census: households of Sion & Sarah Bass, Thomas R. & Polly A. Bass, Nelson & Katherine Bass, Nancy Epps, Ritta Harris, and Sarah Wilson, all near each other. I have not been able to locate any of these folks in the 1860 census, not only in Iroquois but also anywhere in the region; I wonder if they didn't emigrate to Ontario. According to the census, only Sion Bass owned any land.

BENTLEY: Isabella Barrow BENTLEY and her children immigrated from England and were listed on the 1900 census as having arrived in Dec. 1899. Her son, Ephraim (b, Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, England), was my grandfather and he married Elillian MORROW of Irish descent. Isabella died in McComb in McDonough county at the home of her son George and is buried in the Thawville cemetery next to a Mrs. PEARSON, who I assume was one of her daughters. Family gossip is that Isabellas husband disappeared after delivering his family to Illinois and speculation is that he returned to England. I did notice an unknown Bentley listed in a Chicago hospital on the 1900 census. Isabella's parents were John and Isabella (FOWLER) BARROW, Lincolnshire, England.

BISHOP: Looking for data on my Bishop family. My great-grandmother, Nora Ida Bishop was born in 1862 in Ash Grove. Her father, George Bishop was in the Civil War for Iroquois County. George at this time was married to his second wife, Mary Allen Cady. I am uncertain if the marriage records are in Illinois but they did marry on Jan. 13, 1859. I am uncertain if George's first wife died or he divorced. I'd basically like any information about this family. I am looking to find siblings/ parents of George and Mary. Maureen Brook

BISHOP: George Bishop that was first in Pickaway County, (some say this is now Ross County, Ohio. George Bishop was born on December 13, 1823 at Pickaway County, (near Sandusky?) Ohio. When a boy he moved with his parents to Lafayette, Indiana, where: Bishop, George - Service: Mexican War, Private, 5th Regiment, Company C, Fountain County. Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. Source is Indiana in the Mexican War, Oran Perry, 1908. Then George Bishop married Rachel Skeels (her second marriage; 3 Dec 1849 in Putnam Co., IN). Rachel had a son Truman Skeels who was 10 yrs in the 1850 Iroquois Co., IL census. I have heard from others her maiden name was BROCK. Rachel was dead by 1860. They had a son, Charles who was born in 1858 who I'd like to know more about. Does anyone know anything about this couple? George married Mary Esabella Cady in Iroquois County, ILL. I have their marriage date as January 13, 1959. According to his obituary, the couple left Illinois and ended up in Custer County, NE. This is what it says: They moved to Iroquois County, Illinois, where he enlisted in the Civil War in August, 1862, in Company D, Vol. Inf. 113th Regt., and was discharged on June 20, 1865 at Memphis, Tennessee. In 1880, they (George, Mary and family) came from Illinois to Broken Bow, Nebraska, where he long has farmed. The obituary says nothing of Truman Skeels. It lists son of Rachel and George, Charles, living in Colwich(?), Kansas. Does anyone know where this might be? The 'h' could be a 'k'. I don't know what county in Kansas this would be located? I'd like to find living family from these lines. Maureen Brook

BISHOPP: Researching John Lyons Bishopp, Arthur Allen Bishopp, Verna Lyons, and Mary Catherine Hess. Gini James

BORCHERDING: I am seeking any information on the BORCHERDING family that migrated from northern Illinois up in northeast Iowa around 1900 or shortly thereafter. I do not have any city or town names. The primary focus of this search is for a DETRICH BORCHERDING, whom married a MARIA BACHAUS in Clayton County Iowa after moving from northern Illinois in about 1910. S STAPLES

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

BREWER: I am looking for the parents of John W. and Susan White Brewer. John W. Brewer was born 24 Apr 1836 in Morgan County, Indiana and died 19 Mar 1914 in Mason, Effingham County, Illinois. Susan White was born 22 Jan 1830 in Ohio. They were married in 1855 in Iroquois County, Illinois. They had 5 children: Mary Elizabeth Brewer, born 6 Sep 1856 in Indiana; Emma Jane Brewer, born 19 April 1862 in Fountain County, Indiana; Harriet Louise Brewer, born 25 Jul 1866 in Hendricks County, Indiana; Catherine Pricilla Brewer, born 20 Dec 1868 in Hendricks County, Indiana; and Henry Brewer, born 1869 in Clinton County, Indiana. John W. Brewer enlisted to serve in the Civil War in Fountain County, Indiana. I have found the family on the 1860 census of Morgan County, Indiana; 1870 Census of Clinton County, Indiana, 1880 census of Jasper County, Illinois; and 1900 census of Effingham County, Illinois. Shellee Anderson SHELLEE

BROOK :The BROOKE family came to Gilman area in early 1860's. Father Benjamin Brooke, wife Elizabeth. Children Samuel, James, Jane, Martin, George, John, Isaiah, Benjamin F, and Andrew. Lisa Fehrenbach

BURNHAM: John BURNHAM b 10 Apr 1836 in LaSalle, Ottawa, Illinois m Sarah Jane LATHROP 24 Sep 1858 in LaSalle d 25 Jan 1885 in Thawville, IL. Kathy

BUTTERS: Looking for information on the Walter Butters family from Watseka.

CAILEY: I have Cailey family information for Iroquois and Champaign county. Wiley and Mary

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

CHRISTOFFERSEN: My g-grandparents, Peder "Peter" Larsen and Martha Christoffersen were married in Kankakee, Iroquois County, in 1872. They were living in Chebanse Twp. with their three children until late 1880 when they removed to Iowa. Sheryl McClure

CLASSEN: Looking for information on Eibe Classen (b.1874 Germany). He arrived in Iroquois County at the age of 7 in 1881. He attend school and lived in the Danforth/Gilman area until  about 1900. Carrie Frerichs (daughter of Reemt and Antje) was his wife. Social Security records list his parent as Hank Classen and Tille (Alberts), but it does not appear that they came with him to the US. Kevin N Bachman

COBLER :Looking for information on Charles Aaron Cobler who was born to Curtis and Melinda Cobler in Iroquois County on June 5 1860? Joan Cobler

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

COLEBANK: I am working on a family history and need an obituary for a Grant Colebank who lived in Onarga, Illinois. He died I believe in April 1970. He had farmed in the area for many years and was married to a Jessie Dourthery. I'm not sure if I have her name spelled correctly. Grant was about or near to 100 years old when he died. Any information would be appreciated. I do know that he is buried in the cemetery in Onarga. Anne Morris 

CONOVER: Trying to locate gravesite of my grandfather William Nelson Conover whose last known residence was Watseka, Illinois. My mother has not seen him since she was 7 years old, and would like to know where he is buried, she is 83! her name is Margaret Ann Conover (Snell). He was married to and divorced from Frances Elizabeth Ault who is buried in the Wyoming Illinois Cemetery. His father was C.T. Conover who served in the Grand Army of The Republic . He is also buried in Wyoming. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Delberta Eklund

COOK: Does anyone know when Frank (Francis M.) COOK died? He was paying taxes in Loda Twp., Iroquois County in 1890. Frank was born in Adams County, Ohio. Jesse W. Cook

DEARTH: I would like to make contact with any decedents of the following Families: Goldie May DEARTH - Ray ADAMS Family B-Nov 8, 1891 Dewitt County D-Oct 1972 Decatur M-Dec 22, 1920. William Hank DEARTH - Mabel DEARTH Family B-Mar 4, 1901 Dewitt County D-Jul 1973 Peoria, Ill M-unknown. Perhaps these families have decedents in Iroquois County. Sharon Beckius

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

DEMOURE: Rachel JOHNSON m. Samuel DEMOURE 23 March 1887 in Iroquois County. Looking for ancestors of either. DeMooure's came from MN not sure about Johnsons. Loretta Rolison

DILLON: Searching for William C. DILLON. His military info: UNION Soldier: Co M, 9(G.A.R.) Illinois Calvary - Enlisted Sept 10, 1861 as Corp., Promoted to Sgt, January 1, 1862, Promoted to 1Sgt, July 1 1864, age 25 yrs old, Selma, AL. Re-enlisted March 2, 1864, in Chicago, IL as a Sgt. Was a POW, captured Nov. 19th, 1864, at Shoal Creek, AL, was a prisoner of war in Andersonville. Returned April 16, 1865, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Mustered out by Telegram from War Dept. to date, May 31, 1865. William was b. October 09, 1837, place UNK., married Susan E. CORBIN. I am searching for his family. I have not been able to find them. I have his military records, but they do not list parents. Also a "Newton DILLON" enlisted one month after William, from Onarga, Iroquois Co, IL. I do not know if this was his brother. Jane

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

DITMAN: John A Ditman and his wife Wilhelmina lived in Iroquois co. for some time ca. 1860-1880's and may have died there. We have no birth or death dates on either of them. They had several children whose marriages were recorded in that county. My great-grandmother Rebecca was their daughter and married in Onarga to Franklin Gordon Perkins Apr. 29, 1875. Sharon Smith

DREW: Francis Monroe Drew was born Martinton in 1899 along with my grandaunt Mable Drew in 1890. I also have a granduncle Walter Drew that was born there also but no information about him. As far back as I have gotten is my great-grandfather John Monroe Drew Born of New York about 1867 and My great-grandmother Minnie Faulker Madden she was born in Ill. about 1867. Known location not known. also my grandfather and grandmother was married in Watseka in 1926. Kenneth Drew

EASTBURN: Looking to share information on the following family: Joseph Eastburn b. October 18, 1857, Iroquois County, IL d. June 16, 1929, Sacramento, California; married: Sarah Gooding b. April 09, 1859, Iroquois County, IL d. 1952, Sacramento, California; Children included: William Avery Eastburn, b. Feb 3 1882, Iroquois County, IL, m. Ruby Garvin; Arthur Eastburn, b. Apr 15, 1886, Iroquois County, IL, m. Anna ?; Bernard L. Eastburn b. Nov 26, 1888, Iroquois County, IL, m. Belle ? ; there were a few more children, mostly boys. Patrick Boylan

ETHINGTON: I'm hoping that you might find some mention of Scott S. Ethington and his marriage to Elizabeth "Lizzie" unknown. Their daughter was born in Illinois 23-Sep-1863, possibly in Iroquois County as Scott's Mother's family lived there. Daughters name Olive S. (Susan) ETHINGTON. I have the death cert. for Olive but it is so hard to make out mother's maiden name. Information from the 1840 Iroquois Co Census as follows 1 male 10-15; 1 male 20-30 Austin; 1 male 50-60 Joshua (Sherrill); 1 female 15-20 Susannah (Scott's mother); 1 female 50-60 Catherine (LINEBARGER)  UPDATE: Scott S. ETHINGTON pension papers and discovered that his wife full name was Elizabeth Jane CARTER b.  about 1939 in Indiana. According to Census records her father was born in Ohio, Mother in Pennsylvania. Elizabeth was married first to James JOHNSON, whom divorced her in Iroquois County. Elizabeth "Lizzie" married Scott in the name of Elizabeth J. JOHNSON. Marie Lewis-Cook

FAUST: Samuel Faust (Foust) married Charlotte West of Illinois in about 1864. They moved to Middleport Township, Iroquois County Illinois by 1866. I am interested in locating the grave of Charlotte West and information on her family.

FENNELL: Searching for the birth city of my grandfather THOMAS FENNELL. On one of his childrens birth certificates, his place of birth is listed as Iroquois County, Ill. but I can't make out the city. It looks like Shouney or ez. I can't find anything like that on a map. He was born 10-13-1869 I believe. He has no middle initial. Father's name Nathaniel, mother Mary Ann. Glenna (Fennell) Crum

FIELDS: Researching the family of Louis (Lewis) FIELDS also known as DESCHAMPS. He married Aurelia BALTHAZOR. Their children Alfred, Delia, Marcelle, Nelson, Alice and Ida were born in Beaverville between 1866-1879 at which time he moved to Kansas. The family also spent time in Papineau. Other family names include DESCHAND, BOUDREAUEX, BOUDREAU, GUAY and ROY. After their mothers death, Alice and Ida were sent back to the Beaverville area to live with relatives. I am especially interested in locating what happened to Ida b. 1878/1879. Jeannette Downey

FISHBACK FISDHBECK FISCHBACH: 1858 Harm and Sarah Fishbeck with three daughters and one son immigrated from Germany and settled near Peoria. Then in 1859 moved to a farm near Gilman. Lois Ann (Fishback) Preston

FLETCHER: Looking for John FLETCHER died 1905 in Sheldon and married Margaret LARKIN. They had the following children Andrew, Charles, Lefayette and William. The children died in Iroquois County. Also looking for Harry FLETCHER who married a WAGNER and had a daughter Margaret. ELIZABETH MATTOX

FLOTT Looking for information on the following FLOTT people: 1) John Flott (Flood) found: 1840 Cumberland County, PA; 1850 Franklin County, PA; 1860 Knox County, IL; 1880 Iroquois County, IL and on the 1890 Tax list for Douglas Twp. Wife - Mary. 2) Daniel Flott (Flatt) Mustered 24 Dec 1861 in the 51st IL Infantry as a Private. Reenlisted 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. Place of birth listed as Cumberland Valley, Pa. These 3 people may be my 3rd Gr. Grandfather's lost family. Daniel, my ancestor, arrived with family members from East Prussia in 1830. On the ship list, their surname is spelled Flott.
I've tracked John's family from Pennsylvania in 1840 to the early 1900's in Illinois, but still have not found any documents to prove or disprove their relationship to my ancestor Daniel Flott. My website. Teresa J. B. (Davis) Delikat

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

FURBY: I am working on my Grandfathers family. His name was Robert Lester FURBY, his siblings were Ira W., John Howard, Mary Elizabeth, Elisie. His mother was Mary Elizabeth LUDWICK, his father was Joseph Byers FURBY. Joseph Byers parents were Mary BOWRON and John FURBY, grandparents were Ann HEDLEY, and Joseph BOWRON of Darlington England most of the family at this time were Quakers. the family lived in the Onarga area ca 1850. Laurie Wood Brandt

GAGE: Luke Gage in 1860 census, Stockland Twp., Iroquois Co IL, living with him is father, Arza Gage. Sister of Luke, Sarah Robbins, buried Stockland Twp. cemetery. Was Arza buried there also? Luke moved to MO about 1865. Peggy Dick

GAGNON: Family Of Etienne (Stephen) Gagnon and Marie Dutour. I have A Census Report from 1850 Listing I Believe Napoleon Dutuor and wife Matilda As Marie Dutour's Parents. Son of Marie Dutour And Etienne Gagnon. Eugene Married first Emma Rosalie Coash And Second Rose Landry. Also I believe the Parents of Emma Coash Were Peter Coash married to Rosalie Lagesse Not positive there I have nothing on her side only a guess from Marriage report. Deanna Allen

GALLOWAY: I am looking for any descendants of Edward M. Galloway (born. ca 1871 in Indiana, d. 1912). In 1896, he married Edna Bowlby and they lived in the Wellington, Illinois area for several years. Edward's parents were Samuel Marion Galloway and Elizabeth Ann Trinkle Galloway (of Fountain Co., Ind). Edward and Edna's children included Lucille, Bernice, Earl and Claude. My grandfather, Wert Weaver Galloway, was a brother to Edward. Other siblings of Wert and Edward were Clifton Jasper "Pat" Galloway; Clinton R.W. Galloway and Arthur F. "Shorty" Galloway. Shelley Galloway Jackson or

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

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 occurred before 1867 , and other family members Teresa Gardner

GERMAN: Searching for the William GERMAN of the 1860 Census Index of Iroquois County, Illinois. # 200 & 201. Hoping to find a son, Sylvester GERMAN, born  about 1851 Ohio in the family. Also a son Edward GERMAN born  about 1860. Does anyone have any information concerning this 1860 Census? Some of the family was in Clark County, Illinois before 1870. Beverly

GIBSON: I am searching for information on the Gibson family that lived in Onarga, Ill. Joe Gibson, Hal Gibson and Emery Gibson. Our Great Grandmother just passed away and we are trying to solve a mystery that we found going through her papers. Her name was Fern Ricky Gibson, we believe she was married to Emery Gibson that moved to Arizona. We are trying to find the connection to the past. I haven't been able to trace the Gibson family in Illinois and have newspaper articles and obituaries of people from Onarga. Karen Davidson

GLEASON: I am researching the Gleason family who lived in Iroquois County, Illinois in the 1860-1900 time period. Darth Miller

GRAVES: James C. Graves and Caroline Matilda Fling were living in Iroquois County. Both are buried in the Onarga Cemetery. James C. Graves b, 2 February 1842 in Raysville, Ohio; d. 16 December 1920. Got birth location from his death certificate. He was a civil war veteran. The 1910 Census (family number 17/20, Volume 128, E.D. 85, Sheet 20, Line 61) for Illinois shows him living in Onarga, Onarga Township, Iroquois County, Illinois. Also there were his wife, Caroline M., a son, Leroy (believe this to be James Leroy Graves), a Corol G (believed to be spouse of Leroy. Census shows that he owned/mortgaged the house they were in. The 1910 Census (Volume 97, E.D. 23, Sheet 8, Line 58) for Illinois shows him living in Onarga Township, Iroquois County, Illinois. Also there were his wife, Caroline M. and a son Milroy (believed to be James Leroy Graves). My great grandmother was Caroline Matilda Fling, b. 31 December 1846; d. 18 February 1936, In Jackson, Minnesota. Body transported to Onarga, Illinois later in Spring due to severe weather and buried in Onarga Cemetery. Burr R. Graves

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

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

HEALY: Looking for the descendants of Martin Healy, b. 1826 Co. Kerry Ireland, d. 1878 Iroquois Co. He came to Iroquois Co. around 1860. He married his second wife, Elizabeth McEvoy O'Reilly at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in L'Erable. They had a daughter, church records list her as Mary Eleze, baptized there also on November 20, 1864. Family stories say that she married a gentleman with the surname Lallak. Martin had 3 children by his first wife - name currently unknown - Ellen b. 1852 m. John L. Hickey d. 1898, James b. May 8, 1853 m. Margaret Ryan? d. May 3, 1884, and Cornelius b. April 25, 1856 Galena, Jo Daviess Co. m. February 9, 1887 Margaret Bridget Keeley in Chenoa, McLean Co. d. April 20, 1941. Teresa Bergan

HEMALA: Doctor Richard Hemala must have lived in Onarga, IL. He, his wife and a son are buried there. The son as late as the 1970s. There might be a connection to the Slattery Surname. Scott Wallace

HILGERT: Philip Hilgert married Deborah Monk in Kankakee, but spent most of their lives around Ashkum. Children were Bill, George, Anna (my great-grandmother), Cass, Henry, Marie, Phillip C, John, Mayme, Herman, Richard, Walter, and Ed. Lisa Fehrenbach

HINKLE: Leverett Hitchcock, of Gilman or Watseka, married the widow Delia Stephens Hinkle on 22 Oct 1907. What were the names and ages of Delia's Hinkle children? Karen Nilsen

HITCHCOCK: Charles B. Hitchcock married Mary Frances Supple in Cook County on 24 Nov 1892. His obit says she was from Crescent City (as he was). What were the names of her parents? Karen Nilsen

HOAGLAND: Seeking info on the children 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 CHARLES W. CLARK. MAE who married EMMETT R. INGALLS. ANNA who married WILLIAM FRANK ROLL. WILLIAM who married VERA INGALLS. I believe there was a brother named PAUL and ABRAHAM. They were born in Sheldon, Iroquois Co. and the parents moved later to Steuben Co, Ind. Barbara

HOAGLAND: Looking for information on Samuel Hoagland (no date of birth or death date) he lived in Sheldon Illinois in 1907 and had a son also by the name of Samuel Hoagland (8-6-1882) I would like to find out a date of birth and death date for Samuel, I know that he is supposedly buried in the Fleming Cemetery in Raub (Earl Park), Indiana. Carol Hill

HOEL: Aaron Hoel Was B. 9-18-1800 D. 9-1-1855 in Milford, Ill. He married Jane Syres 8-19-1819 She was b. 8-19-1801 D/O. Noah Sayres Sandra (McAbee) Ferguson

HOFER: Looking for information on Johan HOFER b 24 Aug 1831 d 21 Jul 1905 and is buried in Apostolic Church, Cissna, IL. He married Anna E. in Illinois. They had children William b 17 Nov 1877; John b 2 Aug 1870 d 18 May 1953; and Alfred b 24 Jan 1868 d 16 Jul 1925 buried in the Apostolic Church Cemetery, Cissna Park, IL. John immigrated to the US on the ship Robert Kelly from Harve to NY. He arrived 1 July 1850. He came from Schwarzburg, Germany at the age of 23. Alfred HOFER married Lydia BAIER in June of 1900. They had the following children. Andrew, Elmer, Herbert Clifford, Fred Harry, Edwin Paul, Laurence Earl, Nettie Louise, Robert Homer, Earl George, and Harold Franklin. Katherine Hofer

HOGLE: I am a descendant of Claude and Elizabeth (Kain) Hogle, Looking for any history of this family. Lori Myers

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

HOLMES: looking for Information of JAMES HAWK (b) 1818 OHIO (m) CAROLINE NEWELL (b) 1820 OHIO parents of HAWK, AMERICA Jane (b) 1840 (m) JOSEPH C. MILLER (b1835 ILL. Parents of JULIA A. MILLER (m) HENRY HOLMES (b) 1835 NY parents of WARREN HOLMES (b)1892 ILL; EDITH J. HOLMES (b) ILL; WALTER L. HOLMES (b) ILL; LEROY HOLMES (b) ILL. VITULAR JANE HAWK (b) 1842 (m) JESSIE OVERMAN (b) 1847N. CAROLINA parents of JOHN ANDREW ELEXANDER MCGILL (b) 1862; JULIA ANN OVERMAN (b) 1872 MISSOURI. HENRY HOLMES (first wife SUSAN MAJORS) parents of VENORA E. HOLMES (b) 1868 ILL (m) JOSEPH W. WYMAN; parents of ARRATTA GALE WYMAN (b) 1908 OREGON; HENRY WYMAN (died young). KITTY HOLMES (b) 1876 (m) ERNEST HAYS DUNNAM parents of ERNEST HAYS DUNNAM JR.; THOMAS MARK DUNNAM. 

Also Looking for information on my Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother HENRY HOLMES b 1835 New York d 1919 Onarga, Ill m  about1867 and SUSAN MAJORS b ???? Indiana d 1889 Onarga, Ill. Grandmother VENORA HOLMES b 1868 Onarga, Ill d 1937 Kelso, Washington. KITTY HOLMES b 1867 Onarga, Ill d 1876 Onarga, Ill. JULIA S. MILLER b 1864 d 1951 Onarga, Ill m Henry 1890. Parents of JULIA were JOSEPH C. MILLER and AMERICA JANE ??????. Parents of HENRY were HENRY HOLMES b England and LYDIA WEEKS b New York. Siblings of Henry were CARLOS P. HOLMES b New York, JENNIE O. HOLMES b. New York m ?? DAWS. HENRY and JULIA had 4 other children.. WARREN HOLMES b.1892 Onarga, Ill, EDITH J. HOLMES b. Onarga, Ill, WALTER L. HOLMES b. Onarga, Ill, and LEROY HOLMES b. Onarga. Ill. ELLEN FARRESTER

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

IRELAND: Looking for information on Sarah Amelia (Lyons) Ireland. She also went by the name of Amelia. She lived in Buckley for 30 years (between about 1889 and 1919 and raised nine children there. She was married to Thomas Ireland and her children's names were: George W. Ireland (died in infancy); Frances Elizabeth Ireland (Temple), also known as Elizabeth; Thomas Leslie Ireland; William Bruce Ireland; Frank Remembrance Ireland; Theodore Byron Ireland, also known as Byron; Lee J. Ireland; Earl W. Ireland; Sara Emelia Ireland; and Clarabelle Ireland. She attended the Church of Christ in Paxton, Ford County, Illinois. Her father was Andrew Lyons, and I would like more information on him. He was born in 1818 and settled in Iroquois County in the mid-to-late-1800s. Tammy

JACKSON: Researching the family of EVAN ANDREW JACKSON and his wife ALICE, married 1877 in Tippecanoe Co. Indiana, and moved shortly after to the Watseka area, perhaps Crescent Township. Their children: Unknown, Zettie, Ethel, Icie, Arthur, Verner, Oka, Audrey and Thane. Evan was a thresher and well-driller in the Watseka area. His wife died in 1896 and Evan and younger children returned to Indiana. Both Evan and Alice are buried in Prairie Dell Cemetery along with daughters Zettie and Ethel. I would especially like to know the name of the eldest child, who likely married in Watseka before his/her mother's death and remained in Illinois. The 1880 census I looked at was badly faded and unreadable. Is there a better copy? Suzanne Frantz

KELLEY: My great-grandfather Charles Edward Kelley, age 21, married Samantha O. Swadley, age 18, on 20 Dec 1874. Both gave Lovejoy twp. as their place of residence. I would appreciate any correspondence regarding them, including anyone from the Swadley family... or anyone who can tell me of either surname's family members living there at that time. Samantha (or "Mattie", as she was known) is a particular mystery, because after giving birth to three children, she totally disappeared! My grandfather, her middle child, always said that she "ran off and left the family" when he was about 4 years old, which is probably what she was told. We just don't know. Carla White

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

KIRK: Kenneth Edward Kirk, born May 28, 1944 in Claytonville, IL. He had a twin brother that died, a wife that died in a car wreck, and his mother died in 1969. He had served in the military at one point in time also. Julie Ellerboek

KOSER: Searching for information on Elias and Matilda Caroline Rhoton Koser. They were married in 1857 in Henry County, Indiana, and are found in the 1860 Census there. In 1870, they are living in Milford (page 1, dwelling and family 2). Children in the family are Charles, Ida J., Frank, Dan W., Anna, and baby Koser. Jane

LANE: Jay and Johanna Sarsfield Lane had two sons. Leslie Jay (our ancestor) was born July 17, 1882 in Homewood, Cook but the family soon moved to Chebanse, Iroquois. The second son, Shirley, born October 6, 1885 in Chebanse. Shirley Lane, MD was a beloved physician in the Chebanse and Kankakee area. A newspaper account said that all of physicians closed their offices for his funeral in November 1938. Dr. Shirley was married to Madeline (Luxie) Mootz. They had four children. A girl Winnie who died when she was 4 years old. Margaret Mary, born about 1907, went to medical school and I have been told married a doctor and moved to Ohio. Shirley, Jr. born  about 1909, who went to medical school and practiced in Chicago but had a home in Kankakee. The last child was Helen Vivian, born  about 1911, was a Midwest champion golfer. She was killed in an auto accident on January 27, 1934. No one has ever know what happened to Margaret Mary. If Shirley, Jr. had any children? Beverley N. Lane

LANOUE: Looking for my grandfather's sister, Mira Rose SHAW LANOUE b. in Rochester, MN, March 13, 1877, married to Albert LANOUE before 1905. She went by the name of Rose and her last known address was Milford, Iroquois County, Illinois, in February of 1912. I would like to find her date and place of death. Also, I believe she had at least two children--Lillian and Julian. Claudia Menzel

LARKINS: Searching for the death certificate and or record of my Great-Grandmother's . Her name was Catherine Larkins. the Illinois death index shows her death as July 26,1916 Iroquois county Cancord twp. Cert#00144866. Would greatly appreciate your help. I need to be able to verify who her parents were for my family tree to. Robert (Marge) Larkins

LAU: Looking for information in regard to Wilhelm (William) Lau and Amanda Preitt who were married on November 5, 1873 in Iroquois County, Illinois - probably in Clifton. Also for their children Mary Magdalene (Dec. 14, 1873), Christian (1875) and Wilhelmina Sorena Johanne (Sept. 25, 1876). They were born in Clifton, Illinois. Mary Magdalene was fostered to the Lafleur family, Christian to Chris Gregersen and Wilhelmina to Ferdinand and Christina Jensen. Wilhelmina Sorena Johanne married Anton Nielsen June 12, 1894. She had five children: Malcolm, Emile, Matilda, Detmond and Leonie. Mathilda's married name was (Ray) Krieger and she lived in Danforth. She had a daughter named Lorraine. Chris lived in Herscher. He was a bachelor who died in 1943 when he was buried alive while digging up drain tile at the Grand Prairie Evangelical Church (located near Herscher along Highway 17). They were members of Zion's Evangelical (Danish) Lutheran Church in Clifton. Kathy Neufeld

LAUTERBACH: Searching for any records of Lauterbach in Watseka. Mary Anna Lauterbach was born there in 1875? I need to know her Parent and Siblings names. Pat Branigan

LEACH: Morgan Leach and Margaret Leach came to Iroquois County in 1870 they are buried there? Can anyone tell me where and when? Hannah Leach and family 1870. Harrison and Lovina Eneix. These families came to Illinois in 1856 from Marshall County, Va. (W.Va.) Herbert Norman Logston

LEGRIS: Looking for Antoine Legris clan from Beaverville, Iroquois County. Would appreciate any information. Susan Lagree Woods

LEHIGH: Looking for information Abram (Abraham) Lehigh 1794-about 1836 married Experience Guild Lehigh had 8 children but can only find info on William Guild Lehigh, Mary Lehigh-Harper, and Lucinda Lehigh-Messer. That info is very slim also. Also info on Daniel H Lehigh 5-11-1963/5-14-1932, Charles L Lehigh 11-27-1911/5-1980, Lora Lehigh-Betourne 10-01-1895/07-23-1967, Leona Lehigh-Richer 10-14-1891/01-1987, and Hazel Lehigh-Hartsell 07-18-1895/03-1974. Monica Lehigh-Pheris

LEWIS: Have Iroquois County papers giving legal guardianship of Margaret S Lewis to John P. Russell in January of1870. Married her mother, a civil war widow Margaret Ann (Schultz) Lewis in June 1869 county unknown. Mel Russell

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

LYNCH: Daniel James Lynch b.  about 1806 with a son named George Rueben Lynch b.  about 1850-52 who was possibly born around Sheldon, IL. Need marriage/spouses/siblings/etc.

MAHAFFEY: Looking for information on Wanton E. Mahaffey who lived in the Onarga area prior to moving to Kentland, IN. His wife was Blanche Marie Griffith. I believe they moved to the Onarga area from Effingham or Fayette County. They had four children: Wyatt, Wanda, Wayne and Jane. Robert C. Walkup

MANLEY: I have unconfirmed information that William MANLEY and his wife, Elizabeth Hulet, lived in Iroquois County in 1850. His son, Isaac MANLEY, and his family, Martha (wife), Martha J., James, Sarah Ann, Mary, William, and Harriet may also have lived there, along with John Hulet, father of Elizabeth Hulet. Dick Manley 

MARGERUM: Jackson Margerum removed to Onarga, Iroquois County, from New Jersey, probably just before or during the Civil War, and had a son there, William Thomas Margerum, 24 Jan 1867, by his wife, Sarah Hendrickson. Jackson had two other children of whom I know little. I would be interested in finding how long Jackson lived in Onarga or Iroquois County and what happened to his family there. It is my suspicion that he went to Onarga to care for his brother-in-law's wife, Charlotte Webster, whose husband, Timothy, was working for the Pinkertons and who was hanged as a spy by the Rebs in Richmond in 1862. Ed Margerum

MARQUIS: Looking for information on the marriage of August Wilford Marquis and Rose (or Rosile) Exilda Grossaint were married on/about 18 Apr 1895 in Ashkum, Iroquois Co., IL Gerald & Judith Marquis

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

McCUMBER: George McCUMBER shown in 1840 State or Colonial census, Iroquois Co., IL . Shown on as year 1840-McCumber, George-Iroquois Co., IL-no township listed-state or colonial census-database: Il 1840State Census Index-ID IL43020313. Name was actually William Henry "George" McCUMBER. Thought to be a Baptist Minister or church "Elder". Born NY State 1793-99. Louise

McKEE: Sylvester McKee and his brother Seth were from Otto in Kankakee County. However, since Sylvester was probably born before Kankakee came into existence (approx. 1850), Otto would have been in Iroquois County. Eileen Wilson

MENZIES: Trying to locate the cemetery in which John Menzies, b. 1830 in Scotland) died in 1866 and was buried in Watseka, Illinois. His widow and four little boys then joined a wagon train to Kansas. Patricia Radtke

MILAR: Looking for parents of Lafayette Milar. He was born in 1856 and married Evelene Lyman on October 18, 1893. Not sure of his birth place. My husband thinks he was born in Watseka. He died in Watseka in 1943 and is buried at Lyman Cemetery. Georgia Miller

MORRIS: Clarkson Dille Morris was supposed to have been born in Onarga, Illinois (died California). His parents: Thomas E (Edward?) Morris b.1845, m. Martha Knight (Cherokee?) born approximately 1850 all three are believed to have lived in Onarga, Iroquois Co, Illinois. Melodee (Morris) Vosburg

MOWREY: Looking for family of Willam Mowrey, he married Mary (Strickler) Mowrey. Willam b. 1862 d. 1951. Mary b. 1868 d. 1932. The children: Walter Mowrey, Ray Mowrey, Jim Mowrey, Lee Mowrey, Virginia Mowrey, Elenora Mowrey, and Elaine Mowrey. Sherry M.

MUNSTERMAN: John (Johann) Munsterman b: 1858 d: 1920 Iroquois Co., IL - Looking for information regarding his family. Kent Pearce

NALLY: Searching for information about Martin Nally's ancestors. Martin was born 4-15-1871 to James and Bridget (maiden name unknown) Nally. He married Mary Agnes Casey, born 6-25-1876 and died 4-19-1952. Martin died in Watseka, Illinois, on 9-21-1943. Since the Nally surname is not a common one, there may well be a link between William and Martin. Additional information (census info, I believe) received from a relative states that a William Nally lived in Beaver Township, Iroquois County, Illinois in 1870. He was a 50 year old farmer at that time. He was born in Ireland. In his household were Mary, age 31, and John, 28. It states that John worked on the farm. At the same time, (same 1870 census info), James, age 52, and Bridget, age 40, lived with their nine children in the same township. My grandfather, Martin, was the baby of the family and was listed as /12. Under 12 months, I assume. Information from the 1860 records show that James Nally, age 38, a day laborer, and his 30 year old wife, Bridget, lived with their five children in that same township. Both James and Bridget were born in Ireland. Another entry given to me was for Daniel Nally, a 50 year old farmer, who resided with his 40 year old wife, Julia, and their five children in the village of Douglas in Iroquois County in 1870. Daniel and Julia were both born in Ireland. Karen Nally Lee

NEAGLE: John Neagle was born in Waterford, Ireland 17 Mar 1833 and died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Mary Braddock (wife of Oscar E.), near Watseka on 11 Jan 1908, aged 74 years 9 months and 24 days. Buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Chatsworth, Livingston, IL. Patti Davidson-Peters

NIXON: James Nixon, an emigrant from Northern Ireland circa 1862, settled in the Manteno, IL area. His 10th child, Henry Nixon, married Maude Golden of Watseka, IL Iroquois county during the Columbian Exposition in 1893. They had two children, George John and James Dennis in 1900 and 1902 respectively. Henry Nixon died Jan. 31, 1903 when he was only 30 years old. George Nixon and his wife Fannie had 4 children in Watseka. James Dennis Nixon moved to Conneaut, OH and had 2 daughters there. George John Nixon, Jr.

NORTHROP/NORTHRUP: Trying to find anything on David Northrop(rup) or Adaline Dalton family they were both married in Michigan, in 1870 move to Iroquois Co, Illinois .Where could the children be? Rose Vosburgh

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

O'CONNER: Looking for any information you may have on the family of Michael O'Connor and Catherine Myron. They lived in Chebanse from the period of 1865 and are buried in the Chebanse Cemetery, but no dates are given. Michael and Catherine had a son John, baptized at L'Erable in 1865 and married in Chicago in 1893. They had two other sons, James married to Sarah Nichols and Joseph, married to Mollie Flynn. Susan O'Connor

PATTERSON: I am looking for info on the following: William Henery PATTERSON, b.  about 1816, Morris, IL and his wife: Mary Alice FITZPATRICK, b.  about 1820, Morris IL Their daughter, Martha Annette PATTERSON, was born 1842 in Morris, married George TURNER (b.  about 1832, TN), and died September 5, 1922. David Holland

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:  about 1902 in Illinois
     2. Mary Alice Pickett b: January 02, 1864 in Ft. Lupton, California
     3. Minerva Pickett b: September 02, 1868
     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
Dave Miller 

PINNEO: from 1800 - 1875. George, George A and George M. Sarah Pinneo

PRIES: Looking for information about Grace Irene Coburn who married John Pries in Iroquois County on 11/27/1899. Lahna Neely

PURGET/PURGETT: The Purgett, Purget families who lived in and around Iroquois Co. from 1865 descended 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

REESE: Seeking information about the Thomas REESE (c1818-1865) family. Thomas was originally from Washington Co, PA, but was in Iroquois Co by 1865 when he died. It seems that he might have been visiting family or friends when he died. His estate is in Washington Co, PA, as are guardianship and land records from his estate. Burial was in the Vannum cemetery, and his wife, Adaline PAUL (1826-1908) is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery. My goal is to discover the parents of Thomas Reese in order to place him in the correct place in my family. Children of Thomas and Adaline included Mary Emeline (1845-1910) mar Frederick E. FOSTER, Nancy (1845-1917) mar Sylvanus MANHALL; Ann C "Sibby" (c1848-1920) mar Stephen P. BELDEN; Ellen Virginia (1854-1911) mar Frank BISHOP; Benjamin Franklin (c1854-?) mar Annie LUPIEN and Minnie KALER (or Minnie CADY?); Nathan, died by 1881; Hannah Isabelle (1858-?, twin) mar Fred C. WHITE; William P (1858-?, twin); Samuel E. (c1861-1936?? dates may be wrong); Allison (male, no dates except probably dead by 1881) mar Elisabeth; Thomas (c1864-?) whose guardian was Sylvanus MUNHALL; Sarah/Sadie (c1866-1878). Is there a record of Thomas Reese's exact date of death from which I might obtain a death certificate or obituary which would indicate his parents? Most of Thomas' children resided in Iroquois County. Ellen Copper

RENOLDS: Looking for information on Michael Reynolds b.1834? in County Meath, Ireland, d. 17 Apr 1912 in Ashkum, Ill., he was married to Julia O'Grady b.1835? in Ireland, d. 1909. Both are buried in Ashkum Cemetery. They lived on a farm adjacent to that of Patrick Matthew Reynolds. I believe that Patrick and Michael were brothers. Michael's children were Timothy, Jack, Mary, John, Catherine, Marie Agnes and Michael Jr. Timothy married Anna Fitzpatrick 28 Mar 1883. Jack may be the same Jack Reynolds who was married to Nina Bull. Gerald J. Reynolds, Jr.

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

RITTER: Searching for information on the Ritter's of Iroquois County. My great grandmother, Wilhemine, or Minnie Ritter was born in Chebanse, in 1873. Her father was George Ritter. This is all the info I have. Minnie grew up and married John D. Offerman, of Otto Township. They continued to live in Chebanse, and are buried there, as well. Amanda

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

ROSS: Thomas Robert Ross married Florence Florida Oliver in Watseka, IL in 1888. Rebecca Ross

SAMPSON: Looking for descendants and information about Michael and Clara Goetz Sampson. Susan Schlosser

SCHMIDT/MANOTT: Searching for information on Bernardt Schmidt and wife Labine (Manott) who came from Germany ca 1865. Their daughter Luise married H. Wolff (Wulff) in Peoria 1884. Bernardt was living in Iroquois Co. in 1900 census with his daughter Anna Kathrine and family (Mrs. Heike Tamman). Barbara Diemer

SCHWER: Looking for information on the SCHWER, PAPE, and HEPPE families of Iroquois and Livingston Cos., IL. Bob Pape - 3029 Golf Terrace - Danville, IL 61832

SCOTT: I know that I had relatives living in Cissna Park in the early 1900's. Some of the given names were: Jesse West, Thomas Haimer, and Martha Jane (Rees). Also Trying to find out the name of the Cissna Park newspaper in 1930. I am looking for an article that appeared in that paper the week of 7/21/1930; Martha Rees Scott was interviewed by the editor about her recollections of "years ago." Peggy Scott Wilson

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

SHERRILL: Looking for Henry Sherrill's parents or siblings. The following is old info. He was born in 1828 in In and moved to Watseka Il as a child. He married Caroline Green after 1850.He supposedly died in or near Watseka in 1883. I know nothing about his parents or if he had any brothers or sisters. In the1890 Iroquois Co. Tax List Caroline Sherrill is shown as owning land in Middleport Twp. Chuck Sherrill

SLATTERY: SLATTERY, Timothy Had a farm in Onarga, on 1890 tax roll, sheriff of Onarga once? Scott Wallace

SMITH: Looking for any information about a William Smith who bought land with WARRANT on 4/24/1854 in Iroquois County (Section 13 Township 24N Range 10E Meridian 3) Bill Smith

STRINGHAM: My great-great-Grandfather Leonard Peter Stringham was killed in Ashkum, Illinois on September 5, 1864. His death was Civil War related, he was stabbed by a Northerner that sympathized with the South, (a Copperhead). Jean Pickett

STROUP: I have a photocopy of a death certificate for Minnie STROUP, wife of Frank STROUP and daughter of Bernard and Margerita SCHALL SAATHOFF, that I will gladly send to anyone who is related to her. Minnie was born 3 Dec 1885 in Buckley, Iroquois Co, IL and died 12 Jun 1947 at Paxton Community Hospital in Ford Co, IL. I am not related to this family but would like to pass the certificate on to someone whom it might mean something to. Amy Robbins-Tjaden

SUMPTION: William Robert SUMPTION, wife Anna Margaret ASHBY. Children born in Iroquois County : Nora L. 1883, Charles Andrew 1884, Howard Ira 1886 in Ashkum, William Emory 1889 in Ashkum, Mary Elizabeth 1893, and Anna Ellen 1896 in Ashkum. Georgia Davis

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

TAYLOR: Need help locating info on Winfield S. Taylor m. Carrie Wedgbury 9-12-1889 Iroquois CO Il. Linda McCraney

TAYLOR: Looking for Jacob TAYLOR born 1850 and died 1886. Married Mary C. Fry in 1874 in Iroquois County. They had five children?. One of them Anna Caroline TAYLOR married William FLETCHER in Iroquois. ELIZABETH MATTOX

THEESFELD: I am researching HENRY (HEINRICH) and ANNA THEESFELD who lived on section 5 of Onarga Township in the late 1800s in Iroquois County. Is it possible to get a copy of the plat showing where this farm is located? Marcia Johnson

THIELBAR: George H., born Oct. 11. 1888, died 1933; Benjamin, born 1890; Edward T., born Feb. 25, 1894, died Nov. 1964; Minnie, born 1897, Leona, born 1900. All were born in Chicago but moved to Sheldon in 1906 or 7 when their mother Ida GLUTH and THIELBAR married Hugo ROUGK. Paul Williams

TINCHER: John Lewis Tincher, b. 7-8-1855, d. 10-1-1927, m. Jan. 20, 1881 in Watseka, Iroquois Co. Illinois, Minerva Crozier, b. 7-29-1862, d. 11-11-1936 John had a brother, Frank and a sister. Their father's name was Robert Tincher. and their mother may have been Sarah Jane ....??? Minerva's parents were Thomas and Louise Crozier, no dates David L. Camp

TORBET: Searching for the maternal grandparents of my husband. Their names were EUGENE TORBET and EDITH HUMPHREY. Eugene died in 1962 and Edith died  about 1958. I am interested in exact dates, their parents, and any other information. The only other thing I know about them is that they are buried in Bodey Cemetery in Woodland. Georgia Miller

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

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.

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

TUBBS: Charles H. Tubbs was born in Chebanse, Iroquois Co. Illinois March 9, 1860. His parents were Chester Tubbs and Caroline (Valeau) Tubbs. Chester and Caroline were married in Lemont, Iroquois Co, Illinois March 21, 1859. Sherryann M. Shupe

WAKELAND: Edith Rose Wakeland born in Lovejoy Township to Edwin Sumner Wakeland and Lena Chapman. My grandparents were Darius Harding "Jesse" Chapman and Lucy Savage White who also had a farm in Lovejoy Township. Darius Harding Chapman built a school house on land adjacent to his farm in Iroquois County. The first teacher he hired was James Stanley Stephenson who was the grandfather of my future wife, Louise Marie Stephenson. There were some Stephensons who resided in or near Watseka. IL. Ed McKinney

WATTERS: The objects of my inquiry are my paternal great grandparents, William Watters and wife Sara, and my maternal great grandparents John Blakely and wife Irene Houston. Both couples lived much of their lives in Iroquois County and I am quite certain all were buried in the county. I do know that William Watters (his son Fred--my grandfather used the single "t" Waters) was born in Mason County Kentucky in 1825. Jerry Blakely Waters 

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

WEISE: Looking for Christian WEISE who died Feb 6, 1910 in Papineau, IL and had four children Charles, Lizzie, Martha, and Maria who married John MATTOX in Watseka, IL. ELIZABETH MATTOX

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

WHEELER: Looking for information on a Clara Wheeler born 9-Aug-1872 in Iroquois Co. died 3-Mar-187? She was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Holcomb Wheeler. She was the youngest of 5 siblings. Her older siblings were all born in Jennings Co. Indiana from 1854 to 1864. Also looking for info. on Samuel Wheeler. Born 13-Nov-1824 in Dearborn Co. Indiana Died ? He second marriage was to Elizabeth Holcomb on 3-Apr-1852 in Dearborn. Co. Indiana. They moved to Jennings Co. sometime between 1852 and 1854 and possibly moved to Iroquois Co. Ill. sometime between July 1864 and Aug 1872. Bill Wheeler

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

WILSON: Dr. James Chambers Wilson m. Louise Palmer 1899 in Onarga, Iroquois, Il. James was b. c. 1866 in Ottawa, On., Can. Louise was b. Jan. 26, 1872 in Onarga, Iroquois, Il. James and Louise had two children, Peter b. 1900 and James Boone b. Feb. 20, 1902. also a stillborn on 2/20/1902 that was not recorded. Louis d. July 14, 1962 in Enterprise, Volusia, Fl. and was bur. in Onarga. Michael Wilson

WOLFF: Looking for information on Carl, Fred Hanneman Wolff. Was in Iroquois County in 1869. Children  of Carl were Wilhelm married Wilhelmine Hanneman at Buckley. Fred married Ulrike Mews 20 October 1886 Buckley. Carojine married Charles Fricke 22 April 1882 Buckley. Mary born 3 July ???? in Buckley, married Frank Schwarz 3 October 1886 Buckley. Robert born 7 May 1873, Andrew  born 9 November 1876. Katheen

WOLGAMOTT: Seeking information on George Washington WOLGAMOTT, wife Mary E. FISHER and children(7). One child, John Guy WOLGAMOTT is known to have been born in Watseka, Iroquois County, Illinois. Lonnie Wolgamott

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

YEOMAN: Looking for information on Franklin Leeland Yeoman born around 1880. Father was Alva L. Yeoman and mother was Agnes Ellen Hall. He had a brother born in Madison County named John Henry Yeoman  about 1866 in the city of Brooks. Dan Yeoman

ZEA: ZEA, WILLIAM b: 1812 NY, moved to LaSalle County IL about 1846. Last record was 1860 LaSalle County census. Looking for death and burial record. Charles F Zea

ZEEDYK: I was told something about the Zeedyk family back in the early 1900's. The story told to me was shocking. The whole family was, poisoned, by their mother. Marvin, now, is about 65. Chris Hamilton

ZIEGENHORN: Looking for information in regard to Albert Ziegenhorn b. 3/1866 married first wife ? second wife Bertha married 3/1897 Children Albert Jr. and Elsa from first wife. They also had a adopted son Silvan. James Ziegenhorn

ZIEHR: Looking for relatives of Eva Catherine Kief and Peter Ziehr. Their children are Eva, Elizabeth Ziehr Wentler, Katherine Ziehr Stalley, Margaret Ziehr Stalley, Carrie Ziehr Kief, Adam Ziehr, Philip Ziehr, Martin Ziehr, Rudolph Ziehr, and George Ziehr. Tammy

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