1997 Iroquois Co. ILGenWeb Queries


AHL(E)FELD: I'm looking for ancestors in IROQUOIS CO. in Artesia Township. In the 1900 Census, August AHLEFELD,b. Jan 1863 , is living as head of household with: Sophia, wife, b. Sept. 1867, Tillie b. May 1885, Clara b. Feb 1887 (m. Louis Chris SCHROEDER who was living in Michigan in 1900), Malinda b. Feb 1888, Richard b. Dec 1891, August b. Mar 1893, Sillie b. Apr 1895, Adalia(n) b. Dec 1896, Arthur b. Aug 1899. Two daughters died as infants and are buried at St. John's Cemetery, Buckley. No other family members are known to be buried there. Need information on where they went from there. Kim Sholtis sholtis@enid.com
ANDERSON, Sheri Elaine , b. 13 Sep 1938, m. Mervyn Earl McNEILL b. 16 Dec 1936. Child Robert Samuel McNEILL . See McNEILL query. Loretta Barlow krumbar@home.com
BARBER Descendants of Charles E. BARBER, born 9 Aug 1836 in Oneida County, New York, and who died in Watseka on 26 Apr 1918. His family moved from Windsor, Berkshire County, MA, to Oneida County, New York in the 1820s, and located there in Lee, Lee Center and Taberg. In New York, his family consisted of his father, Hiram Barber, mother Lorinda KELLOGG , and siblings Czarrina (Zarina?), Quincy, Lorenzo, Stephen Kellogg , Nancy, Marrna, Wesley, Charles E., Albert W. and Erwin . Hiram's parents are, Thomas BARBER and Silence WHITEMARSH . Lorinda Kellogg Barber is reported to have died in Oneida County about 1860. Charles E ., may have lived for a time in Ripon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin in the 1850s/1860s, and in Nepeuskin (Waukau), Winnebago County during the 1860s/1870s, with his father and 2 brothers where they were farmers. Charles E. Barber came to Crescent City, Illinois in 1870. He was first in charge of the R. R. office and afterward engaged in the lumber business for five years. He then was in the flax seed and farm implement business. He was postmaster at Crescent City and also served as township treasurer, justice of the peace and assessor during the decade in which he resided there. He moved to Watseka in the year 1880 and was closely identified with the politics of Middleport township, holding many township officest. He was sheriff of Iroquois county three terms and county treasurer one term. He was a Master Mason, and was a member of Mary Commandery of Watseka Knights Templar. In 1860, he married Adaline DICKERSON of Rome, N.Y., and they had three children. He was survived by one daughter, Hattie E. RIGGS of Watseka and one son, Charles E. Barber of Sioux City, Iowa and two grandchildren, Mrs. Harriet JOHNSON of Pemberton, N. J. and Herbert RIGGS, of Omaha, Neb. He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka. I am interested in any information about Charles E. BARBER and his family when they lived in Crescent City and in Watseka, and of his descendants. Thank you for your help. Neil E. Barber DevilDog@citywan.net
BARNES: I am looking for any information concerning Thomas BARNES, specifically his parents . Here are his vitals: Thomas Barnes Born: 28 Dec 1822, Hamilton Co., Illinois Died: 6 May 1898, Segar, Oklahoma Married: 4 Aug 1842 Wife: Lucinda Clark Served in the Mexican and Civil wars. Seems to have volunteered with the 51st Illinois, which I believe was from Iroquois County. Any info on him or his wife would be greatly appreciated. Miles Barnes mlbarnes@soback.kornet.nm.kr
BARNLUND: My great-grandfather E. J. BARNLUND , was the one who brought the Barnlund name to Donovan from Finland. Seeking information on other descendants. Maurice Barnlund barnlun@ibm.net
BAUMANN :Seeking info on my great grandmother Caroline A. BAUMANN (B. 1874 D. abt 1896) who was married to Albert LENZ and had two children: Charles Albert and Florence Lenz Schmid . Caroline and Albert lived in Gilman and it's believed she was murdered by Frederick Wilhelm Hoellman a/k/a Fred Harman who was hanged on 14 May 1897 in Ford County, Paxton, IL for the murder of another farmwife. Mr. Hoellman/Harman was said to be trying to dispose of Caroline's watch a few days before the second murder for which he was hanged (Info Ford County Centennial). Specifically looking for info on Caroline's family (parents, where she grew up, etc). KC Thacker kthacker@xtalwind.net
BEAN: Researching the Bean family in Iroquois County. John BEAN married Joicy INGRAM at Vermillion county, Indiana 27 Jan 1828. They moved to Vermilion/Iroquois County and had children: Vermillion born circa 1830; Emily, born circa 1832; Mary Ann born circa 1836; Indiana born circa 1841; Thomas born circaa 1843; Eliza born circaa 1844; Matilda born circa 1845; and Malissa born circa 1849. There may have been other children based on earlier census records. I would like to find the parents of John Bean (born Virginia), and Joicy Ingram (born KY) [NOTE: births before 1833 would be in Vermilion County; births after 1833 in Iroquois County] Diane Bassette Nelson & Family dbnelson@epix.net
BENDER My grgrandfather was Lewis BENDER b. Sept. 2, 1841 in Columbus, Oh. Married Oct. 21, 1869 in Iroquois Co., Il. to Margaret Jane GROSVENOR b. Nov. 26, 1850 in Ohio. Lewis died in Marion Co.,Il. Dec 21, 1901 and was buried in Alma, Il. Margaret died Jan. 14, 1919 in Lexington, Il. and was buried in Alma, Il. I am looking for whatever leads I can find on his father and mother. I am thinking since Margaret died in Lexington, that there may have been some BENDERS or GROSVENORS in McLean Co., that she might have been living with or visiting. I found a Samuel Bender from Lexington on the Civil War records, but do not know anything else about him. If anyone could help with some info, I would appreciate it. Carmen Oslager oslager@midwest.net
BILLS Searching for information on parents of Charles Henry BILLS, b. 18 May 1884 Onarga, Il. Parents Charles Franklin BILLS and Ruhama Jane BULLINGTON. Carol Fairbank cfairban@horizon.hit.net
BISSONNET: Matilda BISSONNETT m. (1) LaClair m. (2) Thomas BARGY. Matilda and LaClair had at least one son, Peter, who died in Martinton. Matilda lived in the same area. Need exact date (circa Sept., 1924) and place of death for Matilda Bissonnett LaClair Bargy. Pam Navrat tsnn@southwind.net
BLACK Seeking infomation of John Wesley BLACK (b.? d. 1905 in Milford, IL) m. 1870 in Watseka, IL to Mary Margaret FITZPATRICK (b. 27 Feb 1851 in Attica, IN d. Aug 1943 in Milford, IL). They had 5 children that I know of: Minnie, Katherine, Willard, Robert A and Harriet May (b. 1872). I am decended from Harriet May and am seeking any additional decendents of ancestors of this family. Thanks for your help. Greg Stuart gstuart@seidata.com
BLANTON Seeking any information about Edward J.W. BLANTON [born in IN ~1882] and his wife Emma Kathryn RUHLE [born in IL ~1887]. They were married in Watseka, IL on 15 March 1910. They had six children: Verna, Velma [my mother], Kathryn, Melvin, Edna, Dorothy . They lived in Crescent City. Edward was a "painter" in the 1910 IL census, and an "insurance salesman" in the 1920 IL census. I do not know the death date for Edward or where he is buried. Emma died ~1935, but I donot know where she is buried. Any information about the BLANTON family will be greatly appreciated. Rosalind REAGAN Laizure LLaizure@ix.netcom.com
BOWEN, James and Lucretia DANIEL Bown, to Iroquois County about 1838. Kevin Daniel kevindaniel@juno.com
BYRKETT/BURKETT , John (1784-1868) & son Simeon (1813-1892). I know Simeon died in Middleport Twp., Iroquois County, and is buried in Lyman Cemetery. I'm looking for information that would re-inforce the connection with John as Simeon's father (John also is reported to have died in Iroquois county), and any thing relating to their ancestors and/or siblings Jim McFarland 104067.2301@compuserve.com
CADY: Please help! In Apr while researching at the Urbana Free Library, someone signed in their guest book who is researching my family. R. DOUGLAS of LODA, IL signed as researching CADY . I need to contact him/her. Does anyone know who they are? I can be reached at 1296 Hartwick Dr., Camino, CA 95709 (916)644-7906 or by email winwood@inforum.net Win Woodwinwood@inforum.net
CAIN: Able CAIN is supposedly buried in the area of Watseka, Ill. Would have died sometime in the late 1830's or early 1840's, I believe. His wife's name was Hannah CABLE but I have no idea where she died. Mary Anne Florencemaflo@aol.com
CARTER Information wanted regarding William Edward Carter family t739@aol.com
CHAPMAN I am interested in obtaining family information on the Darius "Jesse" H Chapman family, whose daughter married Edwin Sumner WAKELAND . They lived in Lovejoy Township, Iroquois County, Illinois Edward C McKinney louedmck@ncia.net

CLIFTON Information wanted regarding Phillip Clifton familyt739@aol.com

COOK Sarah A. PRICE COOK moved to Iroquois County from Adams County, Ohio in the late 1870's with some of her children, Andrew Jackson COOK, George D. COOK, daughters Martha and Alice. Does anyone know where she died and where she is buried?

COTNER: Alan Elwood COTNER (my great uncle) was born 11 June, 1905, in Iroquois County. My grandmother Olive Theatrice COTNER was born 9 Oct 1906 in Kankakee County. She married Stephen Ermal DAY. A second great uncle William Blain COTNER was born in Iroquois County on 16 Oct 1907. I would love to exchange information with others researching this or associated families.Jess Cook jcook172@wt.net

CRANER, Francis J, Francis J, m. Elfreda G. SWEET in Gilman, Illinois, circa 1900-1907. Elfreda was born Sep 1880 in Gilman, Iroquois Co., Illinois. She died after 1936 in Elkhart, Logan County, Illinois. Their children were: an infant b. 1906, d. 1907; Francis John CRANER b. 30 Nov 1911 in Gilman; Robert J. CRANER b. 1912; Fenton S. CRANER b. 5 Mar 1918 (m. Florence (?). See SWEET query. Darlene Kittle plantlady6@aol.com

CURRY: When I was at the Courthouse I did find my greatgrandparents Robert and Nancy (IREY) CURRY in the 1860 census. No problem. However, I noted a William and Margaret Curry in the 1860 census, and a William Curry and family in the 1830 census, and an Isaiah Curry in the 1830 census. Was the William Curry in the 1860 census (died of pneumonia in the Civil War) the son of the William in the 1830 census? Another source has William being the son of Andrew Curry, and being from Washington County, PA. Or could it be that the William Curry in the 1830 census is a brother of Andrew, or is there no connection? If I had checked out the 1840 and 1850 census records I may have got my answer as these would have listed names of the children. The 1830 census just shows that there was one male child between the age of 0-5 which would fit the William of the 1860 census, as he was born in 1827.R. Dunn pemrick@juno.com Jerry Curry HKGP10A@PRODIGY.COM

DARRAUGH, Rileya 1860 Concord Twp, Iroquois County page 073 of 1860 census. Seeking any & all info on this person, ancestors & descendants. Jim Darraugh nanabush@cyberbeach.net
DARTER/DATER Searching for the family of Len DARTER/DATER who m. Alice or Viva SCOTT. The Darters owned a greenhouse/nursery in Onarga during the 30-40's. Am researching the NEALE family name which was Mrs. Darter's maternal grandmother. Jane KLotz jklotz@iquest.net
DESCHAMPE/DESCHAND family in Iroquois County. Louis DESCHMAPE who originally settled in Bourbonnais
(Kankakee Co.), came to Iroquois by the early 1860's. Need to know where he went. Dave King DJKBoysrus@aol.com
DESTROISMAISONS : Looking for info on Jean Baptiste Destroismaisons b. ca.1803 CA, aka PECORE or FRUNTREYHOUSE . Earliest known residence in Martinton area is 1859 through deed records. Wife Angelique , dau. Angelique Jane b.1843 Rochester NY (marr. Jean Baptiste Trumblay ), known sons Pierre and John . Family moved to Michigan btwn 1860 & 1870 but back in Iroquois in 1880. Trying also to connect Suplear (Cyprien) PECORE with this family. Linda Rogers duggie2@aol.com
DICKENS . Looking for information on Lewis DICKENS and his wife Nancy SANDERS . They had twin sons named Thomas Ewin and Charles DICKENS born 1836 in Papineau, Iroquois Co. IL. Any information on the DICKENS or SANDERS families during this time period and area would be appreciated. Robert Black rlblack@vsta.com
DONNELLY I have a page from a book and at the top of the page it says "Portrait & Biographical Record" and the article is on page 591 & 592. It talks about my great-great-grandfather and great-grandfather. It starts: Robert & Sarah (Clark) Donnelly moved to Illinois in 1867, Robert d Oct. 9, 1892 and he is in Ashkum Cemetery. Sarah d May 1880. Charles C. Donnelly (I presume their son) a leading farmer of Ashkum Township makes his home on section 15. Charles married Jennie Simpson 12/24/1873 I have a page from a bible he must have given her dated Christmas 1881. Children by that marriage: Robert, Charles, Frank - lived in Clifton, Illinois married to Eve???? Agnes (Monroe married name) lived in Clifton, Illinois. Elizabeth (Edmonson married name) my grandmother lived in Elmhurst and was married to LeRoy L. Edmonson . What book are my pages from? Are other family members buried in the same cemetery. Are family members still in the Clifton and Ashkum area? Susan Hoyt susanh@housing.hrs.sc.edu
DOOLITTLE: Anna Doolittle , born around 1860, in Indiana, married 9/21/1881, Oliver C. Sheppard, in Crescent Township, Iroquois Co., Il. Witnesses were James Sheppard and M. Reynolds . Parents were W. F. Doolittle and S. A. Clark. Mary Lou Ridgeway ramob@primary.net
DUNCAN : I'm looking for my great grandparents, Thomas and Mary DUNCAN , who moved from in or around Hoopeston, Vermilion or Iroquois Co. to Lincoln Co, Kentucky, in the late 1800s. The only date I have for either is that Mary Frances KELLEY DUNCAN died in 1889 . Their children were: Nancy Pearl, Elizabeth, Dulcie, twins Annie and Fannie, and John. I'll appreciate any help you can give me. (12 Nov 1997) Betty Neu ENeu1@aol.com
FERDINAND,Reinhard b. 1904 Milford, Ill. father, Christ FERDINAND. mother, Tena REINERS . Reinhard went from Ill.to South Dakota but it is believed some FERDINANDS stayed in Illinois. Any info appreciated. Gretchen dferd@gte.net
FLESHER Many FLESHERs came to Lexington, McLean County, and several are buried there. Others settled in Iroquois County, and many are buried there. All clues cheerfully accepted! I am conducting a study of the entire surname, whether related to me or not. Larry Flesher lflesher@fidnet.com
FRY Looking for the date of deaths and the graves of Isaac and Gertrude Fry . Isaac is the son of Benjamin Fry and his first wife (name unknown). Isaac was last listed in the 1850 Iroquois County, Illinois census. In the 1855 Illinois State Census only Gertrude was listed. Would like to correspond with anyone researching this family.Ralph E. Frye frye@showme.net
FULTON : This family came to Illinois from Edinburgh, Scotland, in the late 1850s and appear first on the 1860 Iroquois County census. Robert Sr. and Gean (Jane) FULTON had 7 living children in 1860- Robert Jr. (the oldest at 17 yrs) was living in Randolph County, IL; the other children listed in order of birth were living with their parents- Anna, Alexander, William D., Margaret, John, and Agness . Gean's obituary in 1900 places William and John in Talmage, KS; Margaret Fulton CRAWFORD in Pittsburg, PA ; and Agness Fulton ROBINSON in Hannibal, MO , Anna Fulton was unmarried and lived with her mother. Gean was from the Glasgow, SCT, area. I would like to have information on the parents of Gean and Robert Sr. and the whereabouts of any other Fulton descendants. Robert Fulton, Jr. is my husband's grandfather. Pollyana King Brown orb@showme.missouri.edu
GALLOWAY George was born 24 Dec. 1898 in Onarga, Illinois, Iroquois County. His father was Elijah Newlan GALLOWAY , born 31 May 1836, West Newton Twp., Westmoreland County PA.. Elijah's father was John GALLOWAY born 1776, Bedford, Somerset County, Pa. Looking for any info about John GALLOWAY, 1st. wife - Catherine CAMP , 2nd wife - Sophia BRAUM-MILLER , married in Westmoreland County PA. Carolyne J. Provo cprovo@nwi.net
GEDDES : Brothers John F. GEDDES, James M. GEDDES, Robert J. GEDDES , (possibly) William GEDDES and their sister Lucinda GEDDES m. John Henry ROSENBERRY (children of Joseph GEDDES and Catherine MOORE ) all moved out to Iroquois Co from Williams Co, OH/De Kalborn circao, IN in the late 1860s. John (b. 1835) m. Mary ADKISON , James (b. 1837) m. Zerrilda YOUNG, Robert (b. 1841) m. Harriet ROBINETT , and William (b. 1831) m. Delilah FAIR . Would like to know death and burial information for John, James and Robert and information on descendants for all of these individuals. Jackie Hanna jackiehanna@bigfoot.com
GIBBONS, John and wife Anna DIXON Gibbons came to Loda about 1867 from Ireland. Stayed there till death. Will share lots of information and wish to contact any relatives. Mrs. Charlotte C. Smith TTMA94A@prodigy.com
GREENE, Charles H b. 3 Jan 1918, m 29 Jun 1951 in Buckley, Illinois, to Margaret Sarah Caroline McNEILL . Children: Susan Margaret, Mark Robert, Judith Ann, Kevin Wade, Debra Jo, David Allen, Vicke Joy . See McNEILL query. Loretta Barlow krumbar@home.com
HARRISON My name is Robert J. Harrison, Jr.. My father is Robert J. Harrison, and my grandfather is George I. Harrison. We all lived in Gilman, and my father and grandfather are buried in St. Mary's Cemetery. My grandmother is Hazel KETCHEM , and she also is buried at St. Mary's. Trying to find out the names of my grandparents' parents and where they were born. Robert J Harrison, Jr. shoemanbob@aol.com
HELFERS, Dorothea KRUMWIEDE In St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Buckley, Illinois, is the following tombstone:
HELFERS, F D Heinrich, 4 May 1833-17 Nov 1885 aged 52-6-13, Father
Dorothea Maria, 31 Mar 1841-21 Sept 1884, aged 43-5-21,
wife of FDH Helfers born Krumwiede, Mother
All of my Dorothea Krumwiedes are "accounted for," and I can find no one who knows the parentage of this Dorothea Krumwiede.  
Loretta Barlow krumbar@home.com
HENNEINKE : David Henneinke of Watseka, krumbar@home.com
HERRSCHNER; RUHLE/RHULE Seeking any information regarding Leibolt HERRSCHNER and his wife Eva Maria --???--- [born in 1844] who emigrated to Crescent City, Iroquois Co. [possibly by way of Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL] with their daughter Mary E. HERRSCHNER 1865-1950 [when she was two years old] in 1867, from Bavaria, Germany. Mary E. HERRSCHNER married Martin RHULE/RUHLE [emigrated in 1879 from Germany]. Mary and Martin's children: Gottfried ["Godfrey"] Louis RUHLE, Martha RUHLE Jiocoff/Jivcoff, and Emma Kathryn RUHLE Blanton [my grandmother]. I would like to know where in Germany the HERRSCHNERs and Martin RUHLE/RHULE emigrated from, the ship they came over on, etc. Godfrey RUHLE was a prominent citizen in Crescent City, having owned a hardware store, belonged to several Masonic Orders and the Methodist Church. Thank you.
Rosalind REAGAN Laizure llaizure@ix.netcom.com
HODNETT Looking for info on Ellen Hodnett . Born in County Cork, Ireland. Died 1922 in Watseka, Iroquois, IL Dianne viking7305@aol.com
HOMAN I am seeking information on MANUEL HOMAN who left Clermont Co Ohio in early l800's for Hoopeston, Illinois. His father's name was David Homan and I have no other information on him. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Mildred Homan Emmitt jwemmitt@mindspring.com
HULL : George H. HULL , born June 26, 1832 in Kentucky (don't know exact location). He married Susan RADLEY on Dec. 21, 1854 in Ripley County, Indiana (I have their marriage record). This is where my great grandfather, Louis Henry HULL was born. He eventually came to Illinois - probably with his parents. I just this week received information that George and Susan also lived in Crescent City, Illinois, where they had at least 2 more children - Phoebe Alta Hull , born June 13, 1880 & married on May 9, 1898 in Gilman, to David Wood ANDERSON . They subsequently moved to California. There is also listed as a child, Edgar Hull (no birth date). At some point in time, George (I don't know when Susan died) moved to Nebraska. He died on April 22, 1906 in Grand Island, and is buried there. He was already a widower when he died. I have his death certificate, and the person submitting the information was another George Hull - probably another son. So, obviously, George got around a lot. Would love to know his story. His occupation listed on the death certificate was "cowman". Myrna myrnas@aol.com
HYRE: Any information on the HYRE family who lived in Onarga, IL between 1870 thru 1908. Isaac Grandville HYRE and his wife Margaret Jane RICHARDSON lived in Iroquois County during that time. A daughter, Nellie Grace HYRE is buried there. Other known family members: Sylvester Eugene HYRE, Harvey Arthur HYRE, Mary Agnes HYRE, Clarence Alvin HYRE, Iota Myrtle HYRE, Elsie Fern HYRE. Debra Hyre dhyre@hurricane.net
JACKSON : I am looking for any information on Elaf JACKSON , whose wife's name was Alice . Some of their children were Theron, Arthur, Audrey, Vernon, Ethel and Oka. This family lived in the Watseka area in the late 1800's. They were farmers. Any information on this family will be gratefully received. Thanks for your help. Suzanne Frantz rfrantz@tir.com
JENERY Searching in Kankakee County, with overlap into Iroquois County. Would like to share info re following surnames: JENERY [and corruptions, e.g. , GENEARY, JANERY, etc] BERGERON, BUTLER, CHARTIER, NEVEU, MacDOWELL Settled first in Kankakee County, beginning 1852 circa ...from Signoury of Couval, Yamaska County, and Nicolet County, Quebec Canada. Would appreciate anything you might offer. Arthur Jannery ajannery@foma.wsc.mass.edu
JESSUP , Stephen b. 7 Nov 1810 m2 Nancy LAFFERTY KINNEY b. 1815. They lived in Beaverville, Iroquois county in 1860. He owned quite a substantial amount of property both in Iroquois and Kankakee counties. He d. 6 Jun 1885 and Nancy died 24 Aug 1875, both are buried in Momence, IL. Their children were: Stephen b. 1848; Lydia b. 1849 m. George RICE; Elizabeth b. 1850 m. Sidney HILL; Edward b. 1853; Ellen Jane b. 1858; Charlie D b. 1861; and Willie b. 1863. There may have been more children and both Steven and Nancy had children from previous marriages. I am interested in any information on this family and their descendants. Jacquelyn Glavinick glavinic@info2000.net
JOHNSON Looking for information on the parents of John JOHNSON who was born in Sweden 13 November 1847, moved to US in spring of 1854. In the fall of 1854, they (he and his parents) settled in Beaver Township, IL. He lived there until 1863, when he enlisted in Co "C" 51st reg, IL Inf. He served until 21 Oct 1865. He owned a grocery store in Kentland, Indiana in 1870. In 1872 he bought the first grain elevator in Donovan, Iroquois Co., Illinois. He owned a hardware business, but went into real estate with the Fielde firm, to be known as Fielde & Johnson. He was also involved in furniture and undertaking. His farm in Beaver Township was 190 acres, which he rented out. Kimberly Clark goanna@shore.intercom.net
JOHNSON (JANSSEN): I 'm looking for any information on George Johnson b.2/18/1876 in Danforth, IL, died 3/21/1960 in Jackson, MN. His spouse was Dena RIEKEN also b.2/12/1885 in Danforth. His father was Otto O Johnson b. 10-22-1851,d. 2/2/1925 spouse was Geeseke SAATHOFF b.1/6/1850, d. 1/10/1934. I believe the Johnson name was originally JANSSEN because George had a cousin named J.M. Janssen who was clerk of court of Iroquois county. Looking for information on Otto as well. John Franks John_Franks@amdahl.com
JOHNSON : Searching for info on Minerva Mae JOHNSON, b. abt 1877 near Hoopeston, married Jesse J. BROOKS , d. 03 Mar 1942 in Greer, Illinois. They had a daughter named Jessie Mae BROOKS b. 08 Oct 1909 in Wellington, Illinois. Any information on these folks would be greatly appreciated. Chris Parker Parker@localline.com
KAISER I am looking for information on Emil and Anna (HEUBERGER) KAISER. They lived in Cissna Park prior to moving to Milford, In in 1904. They had 11 children. I am looking for birth dates for the oldest child Ida , and any
other infomation on her siblings or parents. The other siblingsare :Sarah,William,John,Joe,Benjamin, Anna Mary, Pricilla, Bertha,Emil, and Ezra. Jeffery L. Peterson layne@kconline.com
KNOPINSKI : The GNIS does not show any cemeteries in the Cissna Park area , what are the closest cemeteries to this town. There was a Polish immigrant family named KNOPINSKI , that settled in this area around 1886. One son known to have stayed in the area was named Stanis . We think his father was named John and is known to have been alive in the early 1920's. If anyone knows what cemetery these people are buried in, or has any other info on this family, I would certainly appreciate any help. We believe there are only three remaining descendants of John Knopinski . The spelling is anglecized and we are not sure of the original spelling. Thanks. Terry Ervin multitk@indy.net
LaBARGE - Information sought for David and Christine LaBARGE and Otto and Maybell LaBARGE. They lived in Southern Kankakee County and Northern Iroquois County. Any information appreciated. Patty chewgum@aol.com
LECLAIRE / LEFIN Looking for Information on Emile LEFIN/LaFINE and Jennie LeCLAIRE/CLAIR They were married in Iroquois County and had children here. in 1910. Jennie died and left Emile with the children. He put some of the younger children in an orphanage, where he regularly visited.. Emile was from Belguim. Little is known as to how he came to this area or of his life after. My grandfather was one of the youngest and did not know his father very well. Deborah LaFine lafined@prairieinet.net
LANGFELDT/LONGFIELD Looking for information on Danish immigrants to Kankakee/ Iroquois County - Kankakee, Chebanse, and Clifton areas. Two sisters, Maren and Jensine Christiane LANGFELDT , both immigrated to the US in the 1887-1889 timeframe. They were both married to other Danes in Kankakee, Maren to Jens Peter CHRISTENSEN, and Jensine Christiane to Larsen Christian JEPSEN. According to their marriage licenses, the sisters changed (or immigration changed) their last name to LONGFIELD. The sisters and Lars Christ JEPSEN, all came from Haderslev County, in Denmark. It is thought that Jens Peter CHRISTENSEN came from Aarhus County, Denmark... both men immigrated in about the same timeframe. Maren and Christiane also had a brother named Hartvig LANGFELDT and a sister Marie Nicoline LANGFELDT . We think Marie may have remained in Denmark/Germany, but know that Hartvig immigrated to the US, and even listed his destination as Kankakee County, IL. He ended up as a sheep rancher in Montana, under the name Harry P. LONGFIELD, married to a woman named Louella ? was from Minnesota. They had a daughter, Danna, also born in Minnesota. There are still JEPSENS and CHRISTENSENS in Kankakee and Iroquois County. I would love to get any information anyone has on either the ancestors or descendants of any of these people. According to family story, they all immigrated to Kankakee to be near relatives. Possibly the surname SORENSEN may be related. Thanks in advance! I have a lot of info to share. Laura Kaatz lkaatz@sprintmail.com
LAVERGNE (LAVERGUE) Louise, Domitilde and Agnes LAVERGNE (LAVERGUE on census) are on the1860 Iroquois Co. census, each living in separate households as young children. Their mother Louise BLOUIN LAVERGNE died 16 Aug 1858 and is buried at the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery in Bourbonnaise, Kankakee Co. The father, Antoine , is not listed on 1860 census. Agnes and Louise moved to Marathon Co., Wisconsin, where they both married. Does anyone have any further information on the BLOUIN or LAVERGNE families? Loudene Kirk Tollar <ludiekt@swbell.net>
LEHIGH I am looking for information on the Abram (Abraham) LEHIGH and Experience (Speedy) GUILD Lehigh . The lived in the near or in the city of Onarga (Iroquois County). I have done research and Experience and Abram might have been buried in the "Lehigh Cemetery." Does any one have any information they can provide where the cemetary is and the records for it? Any information is appreciated. Thanks, Tim Lehigh P.S. I have found some information in a book of Iroquois County 1880. Tim Lehigh SSLehigh@aol.com
LENZ : Seeking information on the family of Henry and Dorothea HIEL LENZ . Henry (B. 26 Apr 1830 D. 25 Oct 1889) came to IL from Prussia in 1860 and lived in Gilman, IL where he is buried. He and Dorothea had the following children: Henry (m Henrietta Christensen), Albert (m (1) Caroline Baumann), Philip (m Mayme Parks), Julius, Paul (m Ida Kimmel), Sophia (m Ben Hess), Ottelia (m William Rickert) and Elizabeth . Henry's son Albert was my great-grandfather. Does anyone know where in Prussia Henry came from or have any info on Dorothea's family? Where did the siblings of Albert and their families go? I have pictures of the Lenz family at their homestead outside of Gilman and am willing to share. KC Thacker kthacker@xtalwind.net
LOGHRY : I am looking for the burial places of Charles and Juliette BROWN LOGHRY . They originally came out of Cameron, Steuben County, NY where both were born in the early part of 1800's. After they married, they moved to Fountain County, IN and from there to IL. settling around Watseka or St. Anne. Do you have any info on when and where they died or the children they had? Sonja Abate sonavan@aol.com
MCCABE Looking for ANY information on the following McCabes born in Iroquois Co. Would like parents names.
1. Mary E. McCabe b. May 10, 1851 2. George McCabe b. June 5, 1853. Marriages I have that I would like to know who the spouse is: 1. Robert T. McCabe m. July 4, 1850 2. Maria E. McCabe Same date . Did they marry each other, and if so what is her birth name ? Thanks for you time.
Betty VanLeer Bvl54@aol.com
McCLANAHAN I 'm looking for a death certificate / burial site /anything on David McClanahan who was born in Tennesse around 1817 and died sometime around 1878. He may have bought some land in 1854 in the Iroquois County, in Township 26N section 6. John McClanahan jmcclana@imaxx.net
McCOLLIFF Looking for any descendants of Ellen (HODNETT) McCOLLIFF . ( born 1842- Ireland)  Parents: Richard Hodnett and Ellen DRISCOLL . She married Martin McColliff in 1868. She died 1922 in Watseka. Dianne Hedervare:Viking7305@aol.com
McKEE : Information on Frank & Joseph C. McKee : Immigrated from Ireland and settled in Chebanse probably in the 1850's. There was probably a 3rd brother, John Devere McKee but he may have settled elsewhere.
Joseph (my g.grandfather) fought in the Civil War, Illinois Regiment #39, Company G. He lost a leg at Petersburg. Returned home and married Isabelle (Belle) WILLSON who was born in Corinth, Ontario, Canada. Their first son, Bert, was born in Chebanse. In 1878 they left Illinois and settled in Colorado. Isabelle's brother, Joe Willson moved to Colorado with them but seeminly left other family members in Chebanse. Their mother Anne VEITCH WILLSON moved to Colorado in her later years. Frank was a part owner in a mercantile store, McKee & Bard in Chebanse with a branch in Cabery. His wife's name was Jennie and they had at least one child, a son named Ray . In his letters he spoke often of selling out and moving west but I don't know if he ever did. . Would like to know if there is any record of the McKee & Bard Mercantile.
Marcia Neal marcian@mesa.k12.co.us
McMULLIN We have lost contact with a cousin in Gilman, Illinois.. Last address was Wanda & Don McMullin in Gilman 60938. The cousin is Wanda SPANGLE McMullin> Last contact was over ten years ago. Would appreciate
any information.
Morgan Spangle morspan@fwb.gulf.net
McNEILL, Samuel , b. 2 Oct 1905, m. in Buckley, Iroquois County, Illinois 15 Mar 1930 to Clara KRUMWIEDE b. 12 May 1906. Children Mary, Margaret Sarah Caroline, Beatrice Clara, Thomas Alexander, Mervyn Earl, Donald Samuel, Joyce Frieda, Carol Josephine, George . Last entry in Krumwiede Reunion Book was in 1960. Where did they go? Loretta Barlow krumbar@home.com
MECSINA, Nicholas , b. 7 Jul 1927 m. 3 Oct 1948 to Mary McNEILL b. 29 Sep 1930. Children Charles Nicholas, Michael Samuel, Anthony James . See McNeill Query. Loretta Barlow krumbar@home.com
MOORE Am looking for information about John J. MOORE . He was born in 1823. He married Eliza Jane THORNSBROUGH on Dec. 16, 1847 in Coles Co., Ill. Their son John Wesley Moore was born in January, 1848 in Iroquois Co., Ill. W. C. Moore wmoore@main.com
NEILL Seeking any information on the family of Edwin and Ellen (Murphy) NEILL, listed in the Iroquois Co. IL 1880 Census with their 8 children:Michael, James, Catherine, Mary, Alice, Johanna, Thomas, and William. Were in Kickapoo IL in 1870, Crescent Township-Iroquois Co. in 1880. Have been unable to locate after 1880. Any help greatly appreciated. Sue Fritz Trinity@flink.com

OGLE Am looking for any information on a Harry OGLE born ca 1867-69 who was the father of a child Horace M. Augustine born to my grandmother Antoinette "Nettie" PONSLER AUGUSTINE/AUGENSTEIN on November 17, 1896 or if anyone knows what happened to the baby Horace. My grandmother had been adopted by the Augenstein family in 1873 when her mother died in childbirth at the age of 17, and unmarried herself. No information has ever been known of the father of Antoinette Ponsler. Her mother was Caroline Ponsler, daughter of Solomon & Chloe Malinda (nee BRECKENRIDGE) Ponsler. The baby Horace M. Augustine was born in Piatt County at Alms House. My grandmother was admitted by the Dr in September 1896, had the baby in November 1896 and discharged in January 1897. The father of the baby was Harry Ogle according to the birth record I have. The baby was named on the Alms House records, but not on the birth record but all the other information was correct.I don't know what happened to the baby. On the release from Alms House, the baby is listed on the 4th line under my grandmother. Sounds like they may have left separately? In September 1897 in Onarga my grandmother married a George Bertrom ROBERTS ; I do have the marriage record. What really gets me though is while she was at ALMS HOUSE the girl listed directly under her was a ROBERTS from Onarga. I like to think this other unwed girl took a liking to my grandmother, introduced her to a relative (brother maybe?) and they married. They left Onarga and eventually wound up in Wyoming. She later divorced him and married my grandfather. They (she & her second husband) were the parents of my father - their only child. I do not believe my grandfather every knew of this first baby. I would very much like to find what happened to this baby, as he would be my father's half brother and an uncle to me. His children would be my cousins. . I did not know of this baby until two years ago when I got my grandfather's Spanish American War Records, and followed through on my grandmother's first marriage (which was in the records but of course I had known of it and they never had any children in their 8 years of marriage) and wrote for the records and the clerk back there (in Illinois) brought some things to my attention and of course I could not leave well enough alone, I had to write and find out "why" and this is what I found. Antoinette Waughtel Sorensen

O'Neill: Am seeking information on the Edwin and Ellen MURPHY O'NEILL family listed in Crescent Township, Iroquois Co. in 1880 and 1900 IL census'. Ellen Murphy O'Neill was daughter of my ggg grandfather, James H. Murphy . She was born in Ireland in 1845. Is listed with her parents in Peoria Co. in 1850 and 1860. Married Edwin O'Neill in 1861 in Peoria, IL. Ellen and Edwin had the following children: Michael b. 1863, James b.@1865, Catherine b. 1866, Mary b.1870, Alice b. 1870, Johanna b. 1872, Thomas b.1877, and William b. 1880 . Any information on this family would be of great help. Sue Fritz Trinity@flink.com
PAESAL Am researching a family name Paesal who was located in Crescent City in 1880 census. Anyone have any knowledge of this family and where they are buried? BonnieBonnieB320@aol.com
PEACOCK, William m. Cornelia L. SWEET . Cornelia was b. 5 Sep 1890 in Gilman, Iroquois Co., Illinois, d. Feb 1980 Livingston Co., Illinois. See SWEET query. R. Dunn pemrick@juno.com
PETERSDORF, Edward C . born: 23 Apr 1895, Clifton, Illinois Edith Pimentel lewmark@pacbell.net
REETZ : My father is Harold Reetz , grandfather was George Frank Reetz , great grandfather was August Reetz ---who came from Germany in the 1860s - 1870s. Great grandmother was Theo Cook Reetz . Her father, George Washington Cook was from the Rochester, IN area----died in 1910. Any information on this family is welcome. Dr. Harold F. Reetz, Jr. hreetz@ppi-far.com

RIDGE, Alice Martha KIRK : sons Robert I RIDGE ,b. Logansport, Indiana c. 1870 d. Chicago, Illinois c. 1930; Howard Bruce RIDGE , b. Wayne Co. Indiana c. 1880 d. after 1937, probably Cook Co., Illinois; and daughter Mable RIDGE EARL. I am looking for information about my great uncle Howard B. RIDGE . I know he was alive in 1937 when he signed Alice's death Certificate in Iroquois County. He lived in Chicago on Hollywood Ave. at some time. My Great-grandmother Alice M KIRK RIDGE lived with her daughter Mable RIDGE EARL at Stockland, Iroquois Co, Illinois. She is buried at Milford.
Steve Ridge STRidge1@juno.com
ROETZEL, Anna m. Jonathan Vincent SWEET c. 1900-1902 in Gilman, Illinois. JonathanVincent SWEET was b. 16 Jul 1875, Red Rock, NY. He died 23 Feb 1939 in Watseka, Iroquois Co., Illinois. Their children were: Ruth G . b. 1902 in Gilman; Esther C. b 1904 in Gilman; Dorothy b. 1906 in Gilman; Ross Vincent b. 1907 in Gilman; and Frank W . b 1912 in Gilman. See SWEET query.R. Dunn pemrick@juno.com
SACKETT, James b. 11 Nov 1936, m. 24 May 1959 in Buckley, Illinois to Beatrice Clara McNEILL . See McNEILL query. Loretta Barlow krumbar@home.com
SAINDON, Jean-Baptise m Lucille METAYAC , 18 Feb 1828, Cacouna, Quebec,Canada. Lived in Beaverville, Iroquois, Illinois. Looking for death data (location, dates, etc.). Their son, Thadee Saindon , b 24 April 1832, m 10 June 1861 to Martine (Matilda) SAINDON in St. Mary's RC Church, Beaverville, buried in Flora Hills in Hoopeston, Vermilion county, IL, is my great-grandfather. Marilyn Stokes Gallagher lamargal@aol.com
SALLEE : Seeking information on all Sallee individuals and or families living in or near Donovan in Iroquois County from about 1847 through 1877. The family moved there from probably Preble County, Ohio between 1847-1850. They were Elizabeth CROFT Sallee who died 1858 at Donovan and whose son, Samuel Sallee & wife, Elizabeth CLEAR Sallee also lived there with their family. The family consisted of Joel, John Jacob, Mary Elizabeth, William, Adaresta, Delila, Ellen, Emma Sarah. Descendant of this family who lives in New Zealand would appreciate any information. (Nov, 1997) David Sallee desal@es.co.nz
Enoch SARGENT appears in the Iroquois Co. IL census of 1860 in Beaver Twp. He is 63 b MD, his wife is Agnes 46 b PA, children are Annie 11, Evenely 9, Joseph 7, Susannah 5, Celesta 2, all born IL. There is also an Asher SARGENT age 28 with wife Elizabeth Jane age 18 as another household. These names appear to connect with the SARGENT family in Fountain Co. IN. This wife of Enoch SARGENT is not one of the ones formerly known, however. Does anyone have any information on this family connecting it to Fountain Co. IN? Thank you. Iris Grimmett risg@proaxis.com
Looking for information on Conrad SCHAFER , his wife Maria KOMP Schafer and their children: Elizabeth, Katherine, Gertraud, Maria, Wilhelmine, Emma, Ludwig, George. This family lived near Buckley, Iroquois County from about 1860 on until they died. George Schafer is buried in the Quaker Cemetery. Does anyone have any more information about the descendants of Conrad and Maria. Sharlene Millersmiller@ccp.com
SCHOH/SPREHE: Elizabeth SCHOH m. Friederich SPREHE either just before immigration or after they settled in Iroquois County, in or near Buckley, Illinois. Accompanying them in immigration were Friederich's young son Simon Friederich and Elizabeth's sister Karoline SCHOH m. Henry C. KRUMWIEDE in Buckley, Illinois. It is believed that Simon Friederich's mother was an elder sister of Elizabeth and Karoline who had died. Any information on the family of these sisters would be appreciated. DESCENDANCY INFORMATION is readily available from my Family Tree PageLoretta Barlow krumbar@home.com
SCHULER: I am looking for the family of John Robert SCHULER . He is my husband's grandfather. I believe he was born in Gilman, Il. 19 Jul 1895. Any help is appreciated. Donna Schulerdfschuler@aol.com
SCHWEER/SCHWER, August William , who came to the area around Crescent City with.. his mother & siblings abt. 1848. A.W.'s daughter married Emil Robert ZEMPEL in Schwer on 1 Nov. 1877. I need a copy of their marriage record so I can determine birthplace of E. Robert Zempel. Barbara Abate beeezeee@worldnet.att.net
SEAMAN: Searching for Sylvanus SEAMAN . Supposedly he joined the military at LODA, Illinois. Served in the Mexican American War abt 1846-47. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Mary Luskmadmansmom@aol.com
Samuel SEWARD, Jr . b abt 1790 in NJ. Married 1st Ann AYERS 18 Jul 1813 in Butler Co., OH. Married 2nd Elizabeth Windsor WESTCOTT? 1 Jan 1826 Butler Co., OH. Samuel and Elizabeth are buried in Milford, Iroquois Co., IL. Would like to find death dates and cemetery. They died abt 1880. Annie Crabtreecrabl@hal-pc.org
SHANNON: Looking for Thomas SHANNON and wife Catherine DIXON who came about 1856 to the county and lived near Buckley. Came from Ireland. Mrs. Charlotte C. Smith TTMA94A@prodigy.com
SHEPPARD: Oliver C. Sheppard born around 1850 in Ohio, married Anna Doolittle in Crescent Township, Iroquois Co., Il 9/17/1881. Parents were James Sheppard and M. Reynolds . Occupation farmer. Mary Lou Ridgeway ramob@primary.net
SHERE: William E. Shere born 1848 in Henry county, IL and found on 1860 census in Beaver, Iroquois county, IL. He was the son of John E. SHERE who owned land in Henry county. I am looking for information about William, John or any other SHERE's from IL. Also looking for ARTLETT , and SWANSON families. I would be glad to swap any information. Thanks (Oct. 1997)  Brad Shere sherone@erols.com
Philander SIMMONS born 25 Oct 1815 in SC or Kingston, Mass., died 1 Oct 1871 Danforth, Iroquois, Ill., buried New Lenox Will, Ill. He married 20 Jul 1837 to Harriet GEDDES prob. in NY. Where can I find Philander's obituary? Family records state he died in Iroquois Co., Ill. although he spent much of his married life in New Lenox, Will, Ill. Dora Weetgrindr@aol.com
SOERGEL Members of the Soergel family lived in both Iroquois and Ford count.ies in the early 1900's and owned land there. I am looking for the family members that are still "missing." George E. Soergel 335 Greenman Street Milton WI 53563 (Oct 1997)  George E. Soergelsoergelone@aol.com
STANLEY: William Stanley & Judith , found in 1860 census, had 3 children: Francis Bailey age 3, Ann Stanley age 8, and William Stanley age 5. Are these children siblings, were they adopted, or given to them to be raise by a relative? They lived in the vicinity of Milford, Iroquois Co.. Mary Sutherland linda_j_dolby@aud.alcatel.com
STARIT I am seeking info on the Joseph STARIT family. They lived Iroquois County, IL 1856-1878. Clara Wellbaumemme3@aol.com
SWEET, William W. b. Jun 1852 in Red Rock, Columbia Co., NY m. 9 Sep 1874 to Minnie PETTIT . d. c. 1922 in Gilman, Iroquois County, Illinois. Minnie PETTIT was b. 17 Mar 1853 in Buskirk, Washington Co., NY. She d. 1 Aug 1936 in Gilman, and is buried in Gilman Cemetery. Their children are: Jonathan Vincent, Elfreda G, Ross A (b. May 1882 in Gilman); and Cornelia L. R. Dunn pemrick@juno.com
THIBAULT/TEBO family in Iroquois County. Charles THIBAULT Sr. and Jr . originally settled in Bourbonnais (Kankakee County), came to Iroquois County by the early 1860's. Charles Jr. eventually came back to Kankakee. Need to know about Charles Sr. family. Dave King DJKBoysrus@aol.com
THRASHER The family I am looking at includes Jesse Swift THRASHER and his son William THRASHER . They are buried in Thawville. Nancy Torphy nancy@globaldialog.com
VANDERKARR, JACOB & IRENE I am researching my GG Grandparents of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. They settled near Saint Anne in 1840, and are buried on Mt Langham on the family farm. I need Jacob's and Irene's dates of death. Their son Martin died in 1929. I need his burial place. His brother Aaron VANDERKARR was a civil war veteran of the 76th ILL INF, CO "F". He is buried in Santa Rosa California. I hope to visit both counties this year, if possible.
Carl Vanderkarr vandrkr@sierratel.com
VAUGHAN/VAUGHN/VAUN: Can anyone shed some light on my elusive, possible 3rd great-grandfather? We think he was Jedediah VAUGHAN /VAUGHN/VAUN born about 1804 in Vermont. 1830 census - Fair Haven, Rutland Co., VT. "Jedediah VAUGHN, age 20-30, wife and three daughters (2 under age 5; 1 age 5-10). 1840 census - Wayne Twp., Erie Co., PA. Jedediah VAUN, age 30-40, wife, three daughters (2 ages 10-14; 1 age 5-10), one son (age 5-10). 1850 census - Iroquois Co., Illinois. Jedediah A. VAUGHAN, age 46, born VT. Wife Sarah, age 38 , born NY; son Jedediah, 19, born VT; dau Sarah, 12, born PA; dau Harriet, 8, born Ohio; son Washington, 6, born Ohio; son Orlando, 4, born Illinois . Have not found Jedediah nor any of his sons after 1850. Where did they go?? Jedediah was enumerated near Chebanse at the far north part of Iroquois Co. in 1850. He was a Justice of the Peace then. We suspect the Jedediahs of 1830-1850 are one and the same. No other Jedediah VAUGHAN (any spelling) appears in any census index for those years. Can anyone add anything to this? Anyone working this VAUGHAN line?  David Anderson davema@juno.com
WAGNER, Henry m. Emma ZWIG . Emma b. March, 1873, in Del Ray. They had two children: Alice b. Dec. 1891; and Charles or Charley b. Oct. 1896. Alice married a cousin William Wagner, and had 3 children: Wayne, Verleda , and Maynard . Charels married Bess KELSO and had 2 children: Kelso and Mary Beth . Emma Zwig d. 1940. Henry remarried Della or Delia SNYDER . Henry d. Oct. 1959. Henry was a member of Gilman Methodist Church. SNAIL REPLY: Patti C. Belden, 4501 Belden Road, Buhl, Idaho 83316 or e-mail scheney@magiclink.com with SUBJECT: ATTN PATTI BELDEN
WHITESIDE Descendants of Addison Hayes WHITESDE and Mary Jane HOLABIRD. Their son Samuel Addison WHITESIDE and wife Jesse LAWSON are buried in the Onarga Cemetery along with many others in the family.. I have lots to share as well as lots of questions. Nancy Torphy nancy@globaldialog.com
WILKEN -- Ashkum Cemetery records??   There is a marker for my grandfather's uncle, Hermann Janssen Wilken in the Ashkum cemetery, with his name and dates 1828-1872. However, there is a bit of a mystery surrounding it. He was born Aug.13, 1828, in Ostochtersum, Ostfriesland, Germany, and came to the US in 1854 with his younger brother, Schwittert Wilken (and a cousin, Hermann Claassen, and his wife and child ). They all lived near Peoria until about 1870-72. Hermann never married, but lived at least part of the time with Schwittert and his growing family. Schwittert came to Iroquois County some time between 1870-72 . (They were both in Woodford County in the 1870 census). There are two "family stories" about what happened to Hermann: 1. One story says that he died in 1872 and is buried in the Ashkum cemetery -- thus, the marker. We even have a "weather report" for the night he died .. it was especially stormy. 2. Another story says that he disappeared about 1872 and was never heard from again. Many years later two of his nephews -- who were born after 1872, so never knew him -- decided that there should be some trace of their uncle and went together and had the marker put in the cemetery. One of these men was my grandfather, a later Herman Wilken. This would have probably been in the early - mid 1900's. The marker DOES look too new to have been there since 1872. My problem is that there aren't many records from 1872. As I understand it, Ashkum didn't have a Lutheran church then .. I've looked in the Danforth church records, but found nothing. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THERE ARE RECORDS OF BURIALS IN THE ASHKUM CEMETERY from that time (or other "business" done there later, but not involving a funeral -- and presumably not mentioned in church records)?? I asked at the Iroquois County Historical Society in Watseka, but they had no record of him in their card file. Any suggestions are MOST welcome. Ann Salzmann asalzman@uiuc.edu
WILSON : Emily BEAN is my great-grandmother. She married 1-Samuel Wilson of Iroquois County. They had a number of childnren before and after they moved to Iowa. Samuel died in 1867. Emily married 2nd Ira SHEFFER and had 4 children, Minnie, Albert, Melissa "Belle" and Myrtle . Belle is my grandmother. The family moved to Motley, MN where Emily died in 1899. Belle and her young family moved to Perth, ND and then to Canada. I have additional information on some of the children of Emily and Samuel and on the children of Emily and Ira..Would like information on the parents of Ira Sheffer (born NY). Dane Bassette Nelson & Family dbnelson@epix.net
WOLFE: Gilman, IL. Looking for a Frank Wolfe . He and 9 other siblings, were born from mid-late 1800's. Where is uncertain but do know he lived in Gilman in the 1950's. He had a brother named Pete and a sister named Katherine Lena Wolfe who married a DENIO in Iowa. Any help would be appreciated. Steven Page page@juno.com
WOLSCHLAGER Searching for any information on the Wolschlager families lived in Pennsylvania prior to Iroqoius Co. and possibly Kankakee Co. before some moved on to Wisconsin in the middle to late 1800's. There are several spelling variations for this name. Anxious to hear from anyone connected to them. (Nov 1997)  Loudene Kirk Tollar ludiekt@swbell.net
YOUNGBLOOD Looking for any information on the GH Youngblood , b Feb 21 1830, Germany, family. He was married to Catherine Heil born Germany. My gggandmother was Ellen Jane Youngblood , their daughter b March 25 1866, Clifton, Il. They removed to Newton County, Missouri area c 1870's. She married John Elbert Carman. She died March 5, 1944 Joplin, Missouri.Marsha Vedder marshavedder@sprintmail.com

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