Iroquois County 1998 Queries by Surname


ALBRIGHT: I would like info, death/obit on Charles F. ALBRIGHT d. 17 Oct 1901 in Martinton, and the same info on his wife Veronica Sophronia KNAB d. abt. 1902. Charles' father was also named Charles, b. about 1890 in Germany Dot M.

ANDERSON: My ANDERSON family comes from Iroquois County. 1834 to current. Isaac ANDERSON herded cattle on a wagon train from Washington County, Pennsylvania to Woodland, Belmont Township, Iroquois County, Illinois. William Anderson

BARKMEIER: Looking for information about Martin BARKMEIER, who was married in Iroquois County about 1898. He married Sarah HEFFRIN in Danforth and second Nettie BLUNK. He lived in Ashkum and may have been in business. Need any information about him, particularly his parents, and birthplace. Jane Sarles

BARRAGREE: Looking for information on Edward BARRAGREE and Pearl TAFLINGER. Also, Michael BARRAGREE, born 1-15-1841& d. 1-31-01, and Catherine ROSSITER, born 1-1-1865 & d. 2-27-01. Catherine was born in Canada. Michael's parents were Thomas and Margaret Barragree and were born in Ireland Larry Barragree

BAUMGARDNER: Information on the Fred Manford BAUMGARDNER family who lived in Clinton IL in 1914. I am looking for the family structure. Who were the children and what the ages were. Lori irolee@CENTURYINTER.NET

BOESEN: I am looking for information on Charles William BOESEN, who was born in Denmark or Germany, married in Racine, WI, and died in "the Chicago area" around 1881. I have heard that a lot of Boesens are buried in Cabery, which is half in Ford and half in Kankakee County. Does anyone have any information on Boesens or on cemeteries in Cabery? I would appreciate any information. L S Busch

BORING: Daniel BORING died 10 Jul 1906 Watseka, Iroquois Co, IL his wives were Marthula Ann MC NEAL and Eliza HOUGHBAUGH. Will share information, we descend from his eldest daughter from the first marriage, Sarah Ann Boring. Were there children from second marriage? Is there an obituary for Daniel? Gayle Woods Gardner

BROOKS: Benjamin Born in England, Died 11 March 1895 Martinton, Iroquois Co. Had a Prairie Dell funeral. Came from Somersetshire England in 1866. Married Mary. 1880 Census shows he lived in Middleport township Iroquois Co. Ill.
1900 Census shows he lived with his daughter and her family in Martinton Iroquois Co. Benjamin has a son John B. Brooks that lived in Iroquois before moving to Harmony, Kearney Co. Nebraska in 1886. Mary Gerloff

BYRD: I am looking for descendants of Nellie Artensie (BYRD) HICKMAN, d/o Levi and Prudence BYRD. She was living in the Woodland/Milford area when her parents died in 1924. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Daryl Bruner

CAILLOUETTE: I am looking for any information on Godfrey Caillouette of Beaverville, Ill. born 7-6-1836. Jan Vincent

CAMPBELL: Looking for information on Thomas CAMPBELL lived in Onarga c 1866. Mary Ann Burrows

CARTER: John A. CARTER, born 4 March 1823 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. Died Arapahoe, Furnas Co., NE 12 Feb 1907. He married Emma FIFORD born 1830 in England around 1848. She died in Illinois 1869 and is buried in Chebanse, Iroquois Co.
Thomas A. CARTER enlisted in 9 Aug 1841 in Birmingham, England. He was in the Foot Infantry in England, 26th Regiment. He was a shoemaker and farmer. He had children:
1. Thomas Gage CARTER b 14 Jan 1849 Bristol, England and died 8 May 1926 in Plattsville, CO. Buried in Arapahoe, NE. He married Mary MOODY. 8 Feb 1871 in Illinois.
2. William Edward CARTER b. 28 Nov 1854 in Geneva, Kane Co., IL; died 4 Apr 1925 in Arapahoe, Furnas Co., NE. He married Mary CLIFTON 20 July 1884. He went to NE around 1882.
3. Mary Elizabeth CARTER b. 2 Nov 1858 in Geneva, Kane Co., IL; died 11 Nov 1936 Elwood, Gosper Co., NE. She went to NE around 1889, She married George LEGGOTT 15 Dec 1881 in Chebanse, Iroquois Co., Illinois
4. Ellen (or Helen) CARTER b about 1864 in Illinois. She married Reynolds JOHNSON in KS and was buried in KS.
5. Charles CARTER b 21 Jul 1865 in Illinois ; died 29 Sep 1881 in Clifton, Iroquois Co., Illinois and was buried in Iroquois Co, IL. He died of cancer.

If anyone knows of this family please contact me Connie Morenzoni

CASPER: We are searching for the Garrelt Jacob CASPER and Teda CONRAD family, while in the Iroquois Co. area. Chuck Casper

CHAPMAN: Interested in obtaining antecedent information on Darius Harding CHAPMAN who lived in Lovejoy Township in the late 1800's. His daughter, Lena Emmaline Chapman married Edwin Sumner WAKELAND which couple had 8 children including Edith Rose WAKELAND Wakeland. Also see STEPHENSON, CURRY Edward C. McKinney

CHARBONNEAU: Louis and Louise Charbonneau, appear in the 1860 Fed census for the township of Weygandt, Iroquois Co, Illinois, with children Olive (3)--my g-g-grandmother-- Louis (2), and ---Ezilda (3 months). I am trying to trace family back to Canada. According to census, both parents were born there, but all 3 children were born in Illinois. I do not know where they were married. I am also trying to find out the name of the Catholic church and cemetery in or near Weygandt. I'm not even sure if Weygandt is still within Iroquois Co. NOTE: I have found out that L'Erable is the community involved. Thanks to all who wrote to tell me this. Robert Reitz

CLAYTON: Researching the family and descendants of William CLAYTON, founder of Claytonville, in Iroquois Co. I believe one or more of his sons were in this area in the mid-1800's, although William returned to another son's farm in LaSalle Co. in the 1870's, where he died. Sandy Dunavan

COOK: Dr, Harvey Samuel COOK was born in Gilman 18 Mar 1888 and married (1) to Ida Mae DOTY of Ashkum on 22 Sep 1910. He married again in San Diego on 7 Aug 1924. Perhaps it may have been announced in the local papers. I wonder what her name was? Ida's parents were farmers. Charles DOTY and Myenna (Minnie) McNARY. Dr. Cook, s/o James Harvey COOK attended what local schools? Aaron Barnett

CRAGLE: The Cragle family lived in Crescent City area Iroquois County. Attended the Lutheran church in Crescent City. Ludwig CRAGLE died Feb. 3, 1888 Iroquois County, Crescent City. Any information appreciated. Mark Cragle

CURRY I am interested in finding information on the family of William B. Curry. The following is information I have on my PAF William B Curry, born 1827 in Virginia, died 28 May 1862 in Farmington Mississippi at the Regimental Hospital of Co. C 51st Ill. Volunteers. I believe that his father is Andrew Curry and his mother is Mary WILLIAMS. His wife, Margaret CHAPMAN, was born about 1825 in Ohio, and died about 1886 in Illinois. Their children are: James Thomas, born 1849 in Ohio; Charles M., born 1 Dec 1853 in Leroy, Illinois; Josephus born 23 Mar 1856 in Middleport; Sidney born 5 Aug 1858 in Middleport. William mustered into the volunteers on 20 Sep 1861. He appears on the 1860 census of Onarga Twp. as a farmer and the 1850 Census in Cross Creek Twp., Washington County. He was a member of the Methodist-Episcopal Church. I want to verify that Andrew and Mary are his parents. Ford County ILGenWeb Queries for CURRIE Jerry D. Curry

DAVIS The Jonathon DAVIS family (1800-) & Sarah or Elizabeth (1805-) moved to Iroquois county from Fairfield co., Ohio before 1860. Their children were: Jane 1830-); John (1832-); Alexander (1835-); Charles N. (1837- ); Catherina (1840-); Charlotte (1842- ); and Sarah Elizabeth Davis (1845-1911) who married Jerome Bonaparte REED (1845-1917).P Seitas

DAVIS: I am looking for any information about Theadore DAVIS. He moved from Warren Co, IN to Iroquois Co in the spring of 1852 with his wife, Amanda, and sons James Marion and John. They purchased 120 acres of land in Iroquois Co Theadore died in 1852 or 1853, presumably in Iroquois Co. Amanda married Joseph P. HARVEY June 29, 1854, and the family moved to Tippecanoe Co, IN. Any record of Theadore's death or burial in Iroquois Co? Janice

DEAN: Henry D. DEAN, son of David S. DEAN & Catherine (?). Henry was living in Iroquois Co., IL in 1856 when his father died in Wayne Co., MI. Am looking for his wife and descendants. Troy D. Schmidt

DECKER: Christopher/Christian/Christy DECKER (b Shenandoah Co., VA about 1818) and wife Mary Ann (b Shenandoah Co., VA about 1820) settled near Milford in 1848 or 1849 from Page Co., VA. Mary Ann's maiden name may have been MUCKLEWEE or ROSENBERGER, and she may have been a sister to George W. ROSENBERGER, who settled near Milford in 1866 from Boone Co., IN. Children of Christopher and Mary Ann DECKER were Mahala, Jack, Isaac, Reuben, Rhoda, Jonas, Elizabeth, Jacob and Henry. I would most appreciate any information on this family and their descendants. Thomas J.

DeHART: Unfortunately I remember only the surname DEHART. I know three of the families childrens' names were Clarence, Leonard and Frances, my aunt by marriage. They lived on the very last house on Main before you leave town going East. I found the house. They were simply Grandma and Grandpa DeHart. Any help concerning this family would be appreciated. I searched the cemeteries by did not find their graves. Also my uncle William J. HENNESSEY is supposed to be buried in the mausoleum in St. Mary's cemetery in Gilman. Went there but mausoleum was locked. He is the first husband of Frances DEHART. Many thanks, Mary Fulton

DeLUDE: I am looking for information on DeLUDE from the Beaverville, Papineau area in Iroquois County, and St. Anne in Kankakee County Karen Virkkala

DEVLIN: I'm interested in doing research on my ancestors that lived in Gilman, Illinois. My father, Frank J DEVLIN was born there in 1896 to William Henry DEVLIN and Mary Mollie HEALEY (who was also born in Gilman Oct 9, 1870). She was the daughter of James Healey and Margaret RYAN who both were born in Ireland. Ethel Gaspar

DILLON: I am trying to find some family information on - William C. DILLON, born October 09, 1837, married Susan E. CORBIN - 5 children - Flora E., Matt, Carrie Elnora, and a set of twins, daughter and son, but they died as infants. Married [info from Cemetery headstone> H. E. 'Mother' [Dillon], 2 children - Orie A., and Cora L. Possible info - not verified - He enlisted in Onarga, Iroquois Co, IL. His - verified -military info is - 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. Sick at St. Louis Hospital, Benton Barracks, MO, Oct. 9, 1862, and Keokuk, USA General Hospital, Keokuk, Iowa. He died July 29, 1910, Hallowell, Cherokee Co, KS. I would love contact information about his parents and siblings. I have no further family history information. Jane Boggess

DIXON- researching two Dixon brothers who came with their sister Catherine Dixon SHANNON to Buckley about 1853 from Ireland. Also see GIBBONS Charlott Smith

DOWNING: I am searching for information concerning the Letticia DOWNING MOORE and husband Jesse MOORE family. I wish to know Letticia's family lineage back as far as possible. She was born in Adams Co., Ohio in 1805 and died 1858 and buried in Belmont Cem., Watseka, Iroquois Co., Ill. Also, is Jesse from the Chester Co., Pa. Moore family? Ruby Waugh

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

EDWARDS: I am looking for Jese B. EDWARDS b. abt. 1812 in Ohio. Father is said to have been Samuel, son of Jesse the Rev. War Vet. (from 'History of Scioto Co., Ohio'.)
Jesse B. EDWARDS' first wife was Mary BROWN, daughter of John BROWN. Their children were Nancy Jane, Samuel, John (died in infancy), Jesse James, Martha, Emily and Levi. Mary BROWN EDWARDS died some time before the 1850 Scioto Co., Ohio census. Jesse B. EDWARDS then married Angeline SMITH in 1850. She was the widow of 1.Isaac McLAUGHLIN and 2.John FREEMAN, both in Scioto Co, Ohio. Jesse B. and Angeline EDWARDS had at least one child, George Spencer EDWARDS born 3 April 1853 in Ohio, married Margaret 'Maggie' LEATHERMAN, in Iroquois Co. and died 24 April 1919 also in Iroquois Co., IL. Jesse B. and family were on the 1860 Iroquois Co census, living in Belmont Township. He was a farmer and owned real estate in 1860. I could not locate them on the 1870 Iroquois County census. (Part was very faded.) Did they move from Iroquois county before 1870? If so, where? Where and when did Jesse B. and Angeline EDWARDS die and where are they buried? I have other EDWARDS information and will share. Joanne Lehman

ELLIOTT I was born in Watseka Charles M. Elliott in May 1938. My father and mother were both from the Donovan
area and they: Robert Lyle ELLIOTT and Myrtle Loraine WINSLOW married in Hoopeston in July, 1936. Grandfather Robert Ernest ELLIOTT was a lifelong resident and died at 90 about 1964 and is buried at Prairie Dell cemetery. Great-grandfather was Mathew ELLIOTT and came to Iroquois Co, with wife, Jane KANE, from Ireland in 1857. I'm looking for a track of Mathew. He had a total of eight children. My Grandfather Robert Ernest Elliott had two sons by his first wife:
Irl Joseph Elliott....16MAR1898--JAN1972  Howard Elliott.......15JAN1900--JUN1970 and by his second wife, Nan DONOVAN: Geraldine Josephine Elliott KALER. Robert Lyle Elliott--my father, died in 1963 in Monticello/White Co/ IN
Any information on Mathew or any of his kids would be of great interest. Eventually I must return to the Watseka area and research other relatives with surnames: DONOVAN, LEE, WINSLOW, NORDAHL Chuck Elliott

ENNIS: Am trying to find out more about the family of Margaret PONSABY LYNCH ENNIS who was born about 1838 in Ireland and died in 1907 in Gilman, Illinois. She was married to Mathew LYNCH in 1857. She remarried after Mathew's death in 1870. Her 2nd husband was Christopher ENNIS and they were married in 1877.My Grandmother, Mary Anne O'SHAUGHNESSY REGER lived with the Ennis family for several years after her immigration to America in 1887.For unknown reasons, Margaret's maiden name (Ponsaby) was different than the person we believe was her sister in Ireland (Dora PUNCH O'Shaughnessy). Would like to exchange family information with anyone who may have additional information. Jack Freese

FARLEY: Am searching for any info on any FARLEY in Illinois who may have descended from Francis or his brothers. I understand there was a FARLEY family in the Roberts-Thawville area. D. Farley Dreama0000@AOL.COM

FLETCHER: Interested in the FLETCHER family in Iroquois Co., IL. Does anyone have any information on Alfred FLETCHER, 1848-1864, and Joseph FLETCHER, 1854, who lived in the county? Where did these FLETCHERS come from? Robert Fletcher

FRAME: In the spring of 1835 Col. James FRAME and wife Mary, three sons and three daughters, came from IN and settled on Spring Creek, Onarga Township. Jane FRAME and James KENOYER were m. about April 5, l840. There is a Frame graveyard with 33 graves, but markers are unreadable. Would like to have contact with anyone who has information on this family. Who was James Frame's father and mother? Did he fight in a war to obtain the title of Col?
Also See JENKINS Wilma Linder

FREY: I am researching Menrad FREY and all family from the Frey Hybrid corn company in Gilman, including the family of Matthias FREY Doneva Shepard

GAFFIELD/GARFIELD: Looking for any information on the GAFFIELD/Garfield families, including Benjamin (1901-1885), Asa (1805-1878), Putnam (1811-1904), brothers born in Vermont came to Illinois through Clark Co., Ohio. There are other siblings who stayed in Clark, Logan & Licking Co., OH. Asa was in Iroquois by 1840 the brothers followed later. I am particularly interested in Asa's line (John, J. Walker, John Walker, Charles (1928-1956) Vickie Gaffield

GAGE: I am researching the Gage family and I have heard that Arza GAGE, who previously lived in Clinton Co., Ohio, had moved in with Luke GAGE in Iroquois County about 1860. Also trying to learn for sure that Arza was a son of Mark GAGE and a relative of Charles GAGE of Ipswich, MASS. Like to trade info with any Gage relatives anywhere. Dave

GATEWOOD: Researching: William GATEWOOD d. 1913 & his wife Minnie ?? They had children: 1) Nettie Marie Gatewood b. 1905 MO; d. Dec 1938 Bloomington, McLean, IL She m1 Williard Charles CASS m2 Russell ELLIS; 2) Charles Harvey Gatewood b. 1910 IL; d. May 1998 Sheldon, Iroquois Co IL m. Berta in IL Beth

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/DeKalb Co, 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

GEREAU: I am posting this query for the sexton of St. Joseph's cemetery in Papineau, IL. He came to me today and I was unable to shed any light on his problem. There is a grave in the middle of a plot. The stone reads: Hettie GEREAU
d/o E & J, d 189?, 14y10m 20d. Does anyone of French ancestry know who she might belong to and when exactly she died? Her obit didn't make the county papers.
The other question is - Is this girl a daughter of the E. & Josephine GIROUX buried one row over? Thanks for your help. Cheryl Wixon Gocken, President, Iroquois Co. Genealogy Society Cheryl

GIBBONS-researching the Gibbons family of Loda. John GIBBONS and wife Bridget DIXON Gibbons came from Ireland about 1862, lived rest of life in Loda. Have lots of information to share. Also see HEHIR Charlott Smith

GILBERT: Timothy C. GILBERT and Phoebe GILBERT (WAGNER) 1860 census Ash Grove township. I am looking for information on their family; Also one A.B. Gilbert, John Gilbert, and Monroe Gilbert who all were listed on Timothy's estate when he died. Also if anyone has any information on HOMER GILBERT who is buried in PITCH-IN cemetery with Timothy I would appreciate to know who he was also. Any information related to Electa Jean GILBERT (CLARK) who married Henry Harrison CLARKE and resided in Onarga, a marriage certificate. I am interesting in any information you have on their children also: Charlotte GILBERT (FISK), Frank GILBERT, Emma GILBERT (AMES), William GILBERT who died at the age of 12, Jacob GILBERT, Frank Burt GILBERT (was known as BURT) Elmer GILBERT. Birth records, Census, stories please share them with me. Traci Carson

GOETZ: I am hoping to find out information about any Goetz families residing in Watseka, Illinois and Iroquois County, Illinois. Sue Schlosser

GOODWIN: I have been trying to find a record of my g-grandparents marriage in Milford, Illinois in 1879. His name was William Albert GOODWIN and she was Bridget Anne LAWSON. She also went by Birdie or Annie. They were both born in Indiana about 1859. She was the daughter of Houston LAWSON and before her marriage lived for some time in Minnesota. Any help would be appreciated. Juanita Tedrick

GREER: I am researching the GREER families. Earliest date I have is Samuel Tate GREER born March 8 1814 in Tennessee and Died Iroquois County, IL (date unknown). Jacob Whitman GREER born Sept 1, 1879, Crescent City, Iroquois, IL. Any additional info you could provide would be appreciated. Barbara Martell

GULLETT I am looking for John S. GULLETT born Jan. 1846 in Indiana, but he married and lived in Il. What I have is an old photo taken in Milford Il. This is what I found out: There was a McAdam studio in Milford The younger couple is John HENRY and Harriet Evline GULLETT HENRY. The older couple are the parents of John HENRY, given names unknown. So this leads me to believe the Henrys were also of IROQUOIS COUNTY as well as the John Gullett family. The Gulletts moved to Missouri. but the Henrys I think did not. They stayed in Il. Any sort of information would be so appreciated . Mamie

GURLEY: I am researching my wife's family. My wife is Marilyn GURLEY. She grew up in the Prairie Green Community east of the town of Wellington. Her father was Harold E. GURLEY. Her mother was Ora Mae (KEISTER) GURLEY. Her paternal grandparents were Anna (SPROLL) GURLEY and William GURLEY. Through grandparents, Marilyn also is related to the BOYDEN's (Chuck and Allan). T Kirch

GUTTENDORF: Lena Henrietta GUTTENDORF is the daughter of Joseph GUTTENDORF b 7 Jul 1865 Pittsburgh, PA and Agnes MEYER b 21 Jul 1880. They first lived in Papineau and raised their family, but moved to Kankakee, where they are buried.. Lena married Adrian (Jake) LaFINE. and raised her family in Kankakee, IL. Joseph is the son of Adam GUTTENDORF b 3 Feb 1832 Frier Rhunprenreu, Germany and Louise "Loudovica" SCHOULENBERG b 21 Jul 1838 Frier Rhinprenpie, Germany. Adam and Louise raised their family in Pittsburgh, PA. Please visit my Web Page:  Deborah LaFine

HADDON/HADDEN/HAYDEN/HADEN: Family of Harvey HADDEN m. Elizabeth (unknown). Sons are George W. HADDEN and William H. HADDON. The spelling of William's surname was changed during the civil war for some reason William H. HADDON and Eliza SEXTON HADDON lived in Iroquois County at least from 1863-1876, as did Harvey and Elizabeth. George Washington HADDEN and his wife Martha Ann DAMERY were married at Blue Mound, Macon County, but were in Iroquois County after the Civil War, at least from 1865-1867. Martha was born in Waverly. Especially want information on Harvey and Elizabeth, including her birth name. Donald E. Hadden

HAMER: I am attempting to find more information on my great-great-grandfather who settled in Iroquois Co. and began his family. He was m. to Mary Alice ASHTON. Both he and his wife were b. in England. Thomas was b. 1 Jan1831 d. 27 Nov 1914 and Mary Alice was b.4-10-1835 d. 3 Nov 1910. They are buried in Onarga Cemetery.. I do know that he was a farmer. They had eight children: James b.19 SEP 1854 and died in infancy, David Thomas b.23 OCT 1858, Mary Alice b.13 JAN 1861, William Harry b.2 FEB 1863, Fred Alexander b.26 NOV 1865, Emma L. b.16 JUN 1869, Elizabeth L. b.27 JUN 1871, Nellie Bernice b.26 JAN 1874. I would appreciate anyone with information on my ancestors to please contact me. Doug Hamer

HANSEN: Am seeking any information regarding a Christian HANSEN, 1851 to 1932, married to Annie S. PETERSON 1866 to 1936. They had at least three children: Laura (married name of ELBERT) July 5, 1902 to July 13, 1966, Christian and Agnes. The children listed lived in Chebanse. Rick Elbert

HEALEY: Looking for relations to James HEALEY, born in Ireland, married to Margaret RYAN. Family lived in Gilman 1870-1930. Any information on either of these 2 lines?Ethel

HEHIR-Thomas Hehir married Mary GIBBONS in Loda. Then moved to Minnesota. Looking for relatives of Hehir. Charlott Smith

HEISE: I am researching the families of Hugo, Otto and Leo HEISE of Gilman. My mother was Geneva HEISE b. 1903 in Gilman. Her parents were Hugo HEISE and Regina Charlotta (Lottie) FREY of the Frey Hybrid Seed Corn family. Doneva Shepard

HELMS: I am looking for anyone who may have a family connection to the family of Herman HELMS GER>IL Lived in Iroquois Co. and Kankakee Co. Time span 1870 to 1916. Always willing to share information. JHandtke

HENDRICKS, Ellen Elizabeth: After the death of Bernard MC DONALD in 1883, Ellen Elizabeth remarried twice: (2) WINEGARDNER, Sterling Price b 20 March 1858; Columbus, OH d between 1895 & 1909; seeking records; death said to have occurred in Cissna Park, Iroquois Co, IL Children: WINEGARDNER, Willie (b ca 1886); WINEGARDNER, Emma (b 17 March 1887; d 1938) married Harry FOGELSONG on 4 November 1909; WINEGARDNER, John Thomas (b 24 January 1891; d 1966) married Blanche May BALLOU on 10 June 1914; WINEGARDNER, Harry (b 28 February 1895?) After the death of Sterling Price Winegardner Ellen re-married to husband (3) Adam MACK b 15 March 1849 m 23 January 1909 d 22 July 1928 at Catlin Two, Vermilion Co, IL Kathleen High

HENRY: Looking for ancestors and descendants. Harrison Otis HENRY (1810-1886) was born in New York State and married Phebe Maria GIBSON (1815-1892). They had three children: Alvin Jeremiah Henry (1837-) m. Charlotte HORROCKS; Charles A. Henry (1846-); and Harrison L. Henry (1849-). In 1855, the Henrys moved to Middleport/Watseka, Iroquois county, IL. Alvin's daughter, Elizabeth M. Henry (1877-1949) lived with her grandmother Phebe Henry as a child. Lizzie married in 1897 Iroquois county to Charles G. MURDOCK before they moved to Michigan. Site went blank in 2002 but the data is still in the Internet Archive Robin Chalmers

HICKS. I am searching for any information concerning Vesta HICKS and her brother Will HICKS who may have lived in Iroquois County in the 1870 to 1910 period. Vesta married my great uncle George CALLAWAY from Indiana in 1893.Rex Callaway

HOAGLAND:Would like to share info on Hoagland Family in Iroquois County with other researchers.Have considerable on sons of Isaac Hoagland who came to Iroquois County ca. 1834-1845. K King

HUSTON: I am searching for anyone who may have any information on James Miller HUSTON and his father William HUSTON who came over from Ireland in 1806 to Ohio. My grandfather Charles E. HUSTON was born in Buckley, IL on September 3, 1869. William's wife's name was Jane RAMSEY. I believe she was from Preble County, OH. My grandfather Charles E. Huston died on February 12, 1944 in Pahoa or Kapoho, Hawaii. He married my grandmother Florence Lee KAI about 1939. Natalie Mercer

ILSE: I am looking for information about my ancestors who lived in Iroquois County for a period of time in the late 1800's with the surname ILSE. Probably the easiest one to find would be August ILSE, my grandfather's uncle (my great-granduncle?) who is said to have died in Buckley, Illinois sometime in the late 1800's or early 1900's. My information indicates that he immigrated from Germany sometime in the 1870's, and his brother Heinrich (my great-grandfather) lived in the Buckley area with him from 1884-1887 before moving to Minnesota. I do not know if August ever married or had children. I would very much appreciate any information you might have on anyone with the surname ILSE who ever lived in Iroquois County. Fritz

JANSSEN: We are inquiring regarding my husband's grandmother, Annetta "Nettie" Margaret JANSSEN, born on 26 August, 1878, in Danforth, Iroquois Co., IL. She was married in Denver, Arapahoe (then) Co., CO 14 June, 1897 to John Milton UNGER (Sr.). She died in Denver 11 July, 1976. John Unger died in Denver 9 Oct, 1941. Family lore is that she left IL in 1897, but it is unknown if she was with the family or any information about them. Her obituary stated she was a member of the Daughters of the G.A.R., but we have been unable to find a Janssen in the veterans' listing. We have found 4 Unger veterans, 2 named John, 1 in Quincy and one who lived in Viola, but not been able to establish any connection. All the names we have seem to be too commonly found to be of use without more detail. Any information appreciated. Pam and Chuck Smith

JENKINS: I am researching Hermon JENKINS b 1819 in Bethany, Genesee Co NY. Married Elizabeth BAIRD FRAME McCUTCHEON. They lived in Iroquois Co, IL and had some of their children born there. Harvey A. JENKINS b 6 Nov 1850 IL; Hermon Alonzo JENKINS b 6 Nov 1850; Myron Newton JENKINS b 16 Oct 1853 Iroquois Co, IL. They moved to Iowa before 1854 as their next child was born Oct 1854 in Iowa. I also would like to know when and where George McCUTCHEON died. It would have been sometime after 1843 as Elizabeth BAIRD FRAME and George McCUTCHEON had a child NANCY McCUTCHEON b 29 May 1843 in Onagra, Cook Co, IL [cc note: My guess is this should be Onarga, Iroquois County, Illinois]. Elizabeth and George McCUTCHEON came to Iroquois Co sometime after that. Land records were given to Elizabeth McCUTCHEON by William and Rebecca McCUTCHEON in 1845, so I would be lead to believe that George McCUTCHEON must have died. I would appreciate any help that you could give me. Wilma Linder

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 <>

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

JONES: I am attempting to get the names of my great grandparents. Their son, James Louis JONES, was born in Clifton Illinois, 13 Sep 1932. Also See SPARKS. Jeremy Jones

JUST/JOST: My grandfather had a sister, Elizabeth (Jenny) KELLENBURGER, who married a Henry JUST or JOST in 1873 and moved to Sheldon, Illinois. She was still living there March 4, 1919, when my Great Grandmother died in her home. I have never been able to locate any further information about her. Has anyone ever come across the name Just or Jost? Jenny was from Penna. Dutch stock. Sandy Kellenburger

KIRCHMAN family immigrated from Germany to the Iroquois area in the 1880's. Wayne Trumann

LaFINE (LeFIN): I am researching Emile LaFINE b 4 Apr 1871 and Jennie CLAIRE b 11 Jan 1873. Have lots of data but no story as to how or why they came here. Would be willing to share. His family is from Belgium and her family is Claire from France and DION from French/Canada. She was born in L'Erable and they were married in L'Erable. See my Web page at Also see GUTTENDORF. Deborah LaFine

LAKE: Searching for information on Charles LAKE, married Sarah Ellen SHERLOCK or SHERLOCK. They lived in Gilman, Il. and I believe are buried there. Charles was born in 1860 and died 1912. They were my husbands grandparents. Sarah was reportedly a Native American. I am looking for information on her also and any member of her family. Their first child William was baptized Dec. 1878 in the Church of The Immaculate Conception by Fr. Von Schroedler. Sponsors were John FINN and Jane FORDYCE. Some of my relatives used to attend an Old Boys Reunion.. If any one can help please e-mail me. Thank You Marilynn J. Lake

LANDWER: I am looking for further information on the families of Clifford LANDWER and Simon LANDWER of Gilman. Clifford worked at Frey Hybrid Seed Corn and is the son of my grand-aunt. Simon is my uncle.Doneva Shepard

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 Bourbonnais, 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? Also See PARMENTIER. Loudene Kirk Tollar <>

LAYER: Clara. b. 1870 d. 1936. Attempting to connect with anyone who has information She was married to Fred Alexander HAMER b. 26 Nov 1865 d 8 May 1912.They are buried in Onarga Cemetery. They had three children: Frank Wilber b.30 JUL 1893, Paul A., and Alice E. They are believed to have resided in Iroquois Co., IL. Would like to know more about Clara's family and Fred's family. Also details about themselvesDoug

LAYMAN: Descendents of Joseph LAYMAN and Sarah Ann POTTER. Had five children, Mary Jane, Jacob L., John J., Lucinda and Adam born near Watseka, Illinois. Mary Jane married John J. SALLEE in Iroquois County and Lucinda married Oscar McCARTNEY in Kansas. Dana McCartney

LEE, Walter Woolway: Would like to connect with anyone which may have information about Walter and his mother Ann WOOLWAY b.17 JAN 1818 in Barnstaple, England and m. John Henry LEE b.1816 in Barnstaple, ENG. She d. 01 APR 1878 in Gilman, IL. Attempting to gain info about their ancestors.Doug Hamer

LEE: Looking for info on William G (Granville?) LEE b 1823/25 KY, moved to Illinois as child, m Mary in IN (poss. Parke Co), one daughter Nebraska possibly d young, 2 sons John and Henry b Iroquois Co. Was a "confectioner" 1860 Private Company I 113th Illinois Infantry Civil War Married Rebecca GUTHRIE after the war in Lee Co. Debra Cohig

McCUTCHEON: I am researching George McCUTCHEON who married Elizabeth BAIRD FRAME in Cook Co, Il and then moved to Iroquois Co. He bought and sold land with his father or brother William McCUTCHEON. In 1845 land was deeded over to Elizabeth McCUTCHEON by William and Rebecca McCUTCHEON. So I would think that George McCUTCHEON had died. In 1850 Elizabeth had twins by Hermon JENKINS so George must have died before that. George and Elizabeth had a child Nancy McCUTCHEON b 29 May 1843 in Onarga, Cook Co, IL [cc note: believe this should be Iroquois County]. Also See JENKINS.Wilma Linder

McDONALD, Bernard/Barney b 1820, probably Ireland d 23 May 1883; Fountain Creek Twp (near Claytonville), Iroquois Co, IL married (1)Catherine (possibly KELLY) b. abt. 1825, probably Ireland m date and place not known d before 1877, Iroquois Co, IL Children: McDONALD, James; McDONALD, Bernard Jr. married Mary JORDAN on 1 April 1877 at the Catholic Church in Loda; McDONALD, Michael; McDONALD, Richard.
Bernard married (2)Ellen Elizabeth HENDRICKS b 25 September 1858; Centerton, Morgan Co, IN m 11 April 1877; Vermilion Co, IL d 29 March 1941; Catlin Twp, Vermilion Co, IL. Children: McDONALD, Francis/Frank (b ca 1878); McDONALD, Mary Anna (b 17 March 1880); McDONALD, Joseph (b ca 1882) Kathleen High

McINTYRE We are researching the ancestry of John McIntyre b: 7 Dec1861 in possibly Lebanon, Indiana and d: 5 Oct 1943 in Milford, Illinois. We believe his father to be Thos. J. McIntire, also buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford, Illinois. John was married to Amanda MARLATT, also, buried at Maple Grove. Karen Novak

MAHONEY: Sarah MAHONEY was b. in Belfast, ME September 22, 1822 and d. in Gilman, IL December 05, 1888. She was the daughter of Patrick and Mary JEWETT of Belfast, ME. She m. to William Faulkner WILSON. Does anyone connect? Doug Hamer

MASON: I would appreciate any information on Elvina Jesse FALKENBURG MASON, b. abt. 1832. She owned land in Iroquois County as follows: Purchaser: MASON ELVINA J Record ID: 333443 / Date: 12/18/1855 Acres: 40 Price: $1.25 / Type of sale: Federal sale (FD) County: 38 / Section: 8 Section Part: SWNW / Township: 28N Range: 11W / Meridian: 2 Purchaser Res: 38 / Arch. Vol. No: 238 Vol. Page No.: 161 / Cash warrant code: F Record corrected: 0. She had children: Franklin Aaron MASON b. 15 Nov 1852, New York; Ella Jane MASON b. Abt. 1853. She m. (2) James H. GRAHAM abt. 1859 in Illinois. He owned land in Whitehead County. There was an Alonzo FALKENBURG and a Don A. FALKENBURG in Iroquois County. Can anyone help me. This has been a mystery for 23 years. Who was her husband before James GRAHAM? Who were her parents? Where and when was she married to James GRAHAM? J. Feagin

MEGREDY: I am looking for information on William and Joanna (HARLAN) MEGREDY, who were married in Iroquois County on 10/8/1872. They had a son also named William. I would like to find birth and death dates, and any descendants of William, Jr. Fred Kelso

MELL: I am looking for family of John MELL born April 4, 1814 in Pennsylvania and died February 1, 1886 in Pigeon Grove Twp, Iroquois Co. IL. He married Catherine WIKOFF on August 6, 1835. She was born June 28, 1818. Their children are: William, Louisa, Alice, Garrett, Roda, John Jr., Robert, Joseph, Mary Jane, Margaret, Sydney, Thomas, Lafayette and Charles. All the children were born in Kentucky. The information I have was from the family Bible of John and Catherine Mell. Dianne Voskamp

MEREDITH: Seeking town where John MEREDITH lived. He purchased Public Domain Railroad Property in Iroquois County on Feb 27, 1869. Also seeking town where his children were born: George Washington Meredith b. 8/18/1852;
Sarah Jane Meredith b. 1864; Martha N. Meredith b. 1866. Virginia Hokanson

MILLER: Looking for info regarding Lee Thomas MILLER, B. 1892, Watseka. Also, info on parents -- David Miller and Patricia FIDLER.Nancy

MONGOVEN: My great-great-great grandmother, Catherine Mongoven, died on Jan. 13, 1850 in L'Erable. I don't know if she is buried there, but I'd love to know. Jan Mongoven

MORRISETTE: The family of Francis and Megg MORRISETTE, based on Iroquois Co. records in 1870 (page 78), and Kankakee Co. records 1860 (page 1) under the French spelling "MARUCOTTE" (pronounced with a soft C), lived at the time in Papineau. (In 1875, evidently the boundaries changed, and Papineau (Previously known as Wygandt) was transferred to Iroquois Co. Francis owned property, had 7 children, the 3rd named "Toupesant" or "Tousaint", who's 2nd child of 11 was George, who's 2nd child was Ephraim, who's 3rd child is Daniel. Am looking for information on the immediate family of Francis (born in 1794 in Canada, migrated to the Papineau area with the St. Anne Debeaupre Novena for Wheat farming land.) Property owned was located between the Big and Little Beaver Creeks, about 3 miles south of St. Anne. Looking for ties to other Morrissette families in the Bourbonnais, Kankakee, Pilot areas. Name variations include Marucotte, Maurisset, Moricet, Morisset, Morissette. Morrisette, and Morrissette.Daniel Morrissette

NEWMAN: I'm searching for descendants of Richard "Dick" NEWMAN, b. c1856 in Campbell Co. KY, the son of Wm. I. NEWMAN and Ruth PARISH. He was living in Onarga, Iroquois Co., in 1887. I can supply some of his ancestry. Any information appreciated. Charlene Talbot

NOEL: Seeking information on Woodford NOEL rec'd land about 1853 in Iroquois County, wife was Martha SKEETERS. Judy West

O'KELLY: I am looking for any information from anyone that might know or heard of this family. Thomas O' KELLY and his wife Ann he was born 7-19-1828 and d: 7-19-1899. Thomas and Ann had seven children and raised them to adulthood there at Ashkum and they are buried at the Ashkum Catholic there is also a son Robert James that was b: 10-29-1856 d:5-20-1938 he was married to one Elizabeth CAREY these two people were buried at the cemetery. My grandfather was another son William H. KELLY and his wife was daughter of Louis SPITZ her name was Francis L. SPITZ. Now Thomas and his wife also owned a farm there and that was in section 26 each with 80 acres. Louis also owned land there. Could someone tell me who takes care of the cemetery and if they handle and keep copies of the death certificate. I have a obituary write up on Thomas and is says Father Gilman officiated the funeral and that the funeral procession was nearly a mile long and one of the largest ever seen in that section.Valerie Kelly

ORTMAN: I am searching for the death/obit records of William ORTMAN, b. 1826 in Germany, d. 7 Oct 1903 in Martinton , Iroquois Co. and the same for his wife Amelia Ernistina BACKHAUS d. 1909, also Martinton. Thanks so much for any help on this one. Dot M.

OSGOOD: I would like to contact the decedents of Charles Cheek OSGOOD who married Nancy Emma MEREDITH. Charles Cheek OSGOOD, son of Orlando and Elizabeth HATTON OSGOOD, was a Spanish-American War Vet and volunteer fireman in the town of Milford, Iroquois Co. IL at the time of his death (20 Sept. 1918). Can exchange information on ancestors. Children of Charles and Nancy OSGOOD: 1) Charles Lorenz born 17 May 1903 in Danville, Vermilion Co. IL, married Helen FRIEDL 1925, and died 1928 or 29. 2) Bess Genevive born 2 Oct. 1904 in Brook, Indiana, never married, died in Indiana in 1994. 3) Albert Clare born 2 Feb. 1906 in Danville, IL, married Carol BEAVER, died 1962. 4) Emma Lorraine, my grandmother, born 17 Aug. 1907 in Milford, Iroquois Co., IL, married Theodore Jesse LEHMAN in Chicago IL, died 1988 in Tucson, Arizona. 5) Orlando Henry, born 3 Nov. 1909 in Milford, Iroquois Co., married Della, died 1947 and is buried in Milford. Nancy T.

OSSMAN: I am researching the John OSSMAN and wife Johanna Christeanna MELIS Ossman (spoke only German) and the Oscar MELIS family from the Gilman area. Doneva Shepard

PARMENTIER: I am looking for the parents and the marriage record of Edward PARMENTIER and Elise LAVERGNE, who raised their eight children in Iroquois Co. They were married ca 1862. Edward was born 1839 in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Elise was born 1842, Canada. Their children were: Edward J., John B., Louis, Alfred J., Alphonse, Isaie, Leon, Marie Henriette. Their baptisms are recorded in the St. John the Baptiste Catholic Church records at L'Erable. Rose Marie

PHILLIPS Wayne or Jay
Descendants of Charles Leland PHILLIPS

1 Charles Leland PHILLIPS 1867 - 1909 b: March 12, 1867 in Pine Village, Warren, IN buried Mission School, Rosebud, Todd, SD
+Carrie Dell HARRIS 1870 - 1947 b: November 20, 1870 in Ash Grove, Tippacanoe, IN m: June 03, 1891 in Goodwin, Iroquois, IL Buried Fern Hill Cemetery, Raymond, Pacifica, WA Birth: Cissna Park, Iroquois, IL is also mentioned
......... 2 Gerald Alfonza Phillips 1892 - 1969 b: December 19, 1892 in Wellington, Iroquois, IL
......... 2 George Hershall PHILLIPS 1894 - 1965 b: August 28, 1894 in Wellington, Iroquois, IL
............ +Melissa NOBLE m: August 09, 1924
......... 2 Victor Harvey PHILLIPS 1897 - 1977 b: January 01, 1897 in Sherburn, Martin, MN Buried Enterprise Cemetery, Enterprise, Washington, UT
............. +Alberta Elizabeth TERRY 1902 - 1971 b: December 18, 1902 in Hebron, Washington, UT m: May 01, 1926 in Panaca, Lincoln, NV
......... 2 Leland Dewette PHILLIPS 1899 - b: October 03, 1899 in Terril, Dickson, IA
............. +Ella Katherine ELLIS m: December 21, 1924
......... 2 Vera Imogene PHILLIPS 1901 - b: September 1901 in Logan, Harrison, IA
............. +Al BIRD
......... 2 Frank PHILLIPS 1904 - b: April 28, 1904 in Yankton, Yankton, SD
............. +Melba SCOW
......... 2 Hettie Mae PHILLIPS 1906 - b: April 16, 1906 in Okreek, Todd, SD
............. +Joe KOWALSKI
......... 2 Oliver Wendell PHILLIPS 1908 - b: December 02, 1908 in Rosebud, Todd, SD
............. +Margie JACKSON

PIERCE: I am looking for information about my great-great-grandfather John PIERCE. I'm not sure whether he was born in Watseka, Iroquois County or not but do know he had family there in the late 1800's. His wife was Almira and they had children by the names of Franklin L., Mary, David C., Newton, and Eva all born in Illinois. John Pierce took many trips from his new home in Kansas back to Illinois to visit family. He had a sister named Indiana Latham living in Illinois. John's family also owned a business called the Creamery Churns in Watseka, Illinois which they were trying to sell in 1897. I would appreciate any help with this family. Deborah Carroll

PITTWOOD: I came upon this web site by accident when researching my family history. So far I haven't had much luck. So you can imagine my surprise when I found out that there was a town with the same name (Pittwood). I was wondering if you know how Pittwood came to get its name? I would greatly appreciate any help you can give me. Also living in the United Kingdom I know nothing about the area and are unable to visit (if it still exists). Stuart Pittwood

POH: I am looking for information about Peter POH, a saloon keeper in Gilman Illinois. He lived there 1872 - 1922. He left no descendants, or relatives in the state, so I hope to hear from others doing research in Gilman who come across the name. He was born on 10 Sept 1851 in Manitowoc Rapids, Wis. to Peter POH and Catharina HERKERT, and died in the hospital in Kankakee on 18 November 1922. I have his lengthy obituary from the Gilman Star. Are there any other newspapers to check in 1922? He did not have close contact with his relatives so willed his estate to close friends from the FRIES and LAENHARDT families. Anyone researching those lines? John Engel

RAUBERTUS (ROBERTS) - I am looking for more information on a Charles RAUBERTUS. There is a marriage certificate for Iroquois County for Charles and Hulda BOERMEL m 3 Jun 1873. Does anyone have any information on this name. A possible alias could be Richard ROBERTS. No parents or other information was available. Web address  Deborah LaFine

ROBERTS: Is anyone doing research on a ROBERTS line that removed from Indiana (i.e., Washington, Lawrence counties) and settled in Ash Grove Twp., Iroquois Co., IL circa 1836? My line began there with Lewis and Margaret ROBERTS. Lewis was born in Cecil Co., MD moved to Westmoreland Co., PA by the age of 5 (circa 1785). Arrived in Kentucky circa 1811 on to Indiana (circa 1816) and finally Ash Grove, Iroquois, Co., IL by 1836. Lewis was the brother of Bishop Robert R. ROBERTS (of the ME church). Would like to correspond with anyone who has an understanding of the history of Iroquois Co., IL and / or is connected to this family. Beth Davis

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. David Sallee

SANDELLI: My grandfather, Lyle Frank SANDELLI, was born in Donovan on Jan. 21, 1882. His mother was Jennie (Genevieve?) DONOVAN. Was Donovan, Ill. named for the Donovans? Any info on John Frank Donovan or the Donovan family would be appreciated. Jeannie

SCHOOLEY, Austin Elwood, b. Ash Grove, May 6, 1861 according to family information. His father SCHOOLEY, Joseph Plummer, b. August 29, 1832. Have seen SCHOOLY once as a spelling, but it may be old way or inaccurate way to spell this name. Am looking for any information on my grandfather, and great-grandfather Joseph. Jane Miller

SCHULER: I am searching for the SCHULER surname in Iroquois County. The family I am searching for is John Einer SCHULER m. Margaret Ellen WALSH with the following children I believe to have been born in Gilman, IL:
Herman SCHULER b. 1892; William SCHULER; John Robert SCHULER b. 1895; Edward SCHULER; Nellie SCHULER b. 1900; Thomas SCHULER b. 1903. The family moved to Iowa where 3 more children were born. I would be interested in any information pertaining to this family Donna Schuler

SCHUMACHER: I am looking for information on the Fritz (possibly Fred) SCHUMACHER family, that came from Germany, to Bonfield & Herscher about 1891. I am looking for information on Fritz, his wife Christina (nee DENCER), their sons August (b. 1871) and William (b.1877). William married Hattie HERTZ, in Bonfield, Ill. May 8, 1907. William died Feb. 28, 1918, in Herscher, Ill. Christina died Feb.14, 1917, in Cook Co., Chicago, Ill. Can anyone help me find what happened to August Schumacher and any other relation to the Schumacher Family. Delores Allen

SEAMAN I am research a War vet of the name of Sylvanus SEAMAN, at age 44, joined the service on Sept 15, 1861 for 2 years. Lists town of residence as Loda, Iroquois Co, Illinois. Where can I get information on Camp Butler or possibly his service records. The information I have came from the Civil War Service Report at Ill. State Archives, Springfield. I am trying to find his date and place of birth and why he came to Loda to enlist when we believe he had a wife in Carlinville. He also had served in the Mexican American War abt 1846-47. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Mary Lusk

SHEPPARD: Martin Franklin SHEPPARD died in 1870 in Iroquois county. Am searching for any records pertaining to him, wife Rebecca Abigail Van CUREN (b.1839); their three children, son, James Rubin Sheppard, born in 1863; their son Henry Sheppard, born c1866, died 1870, and a stillborn daughter; children all born in Iroquois county. Heather Hayes

SHERE: William E. SHERE born 1848 in Henry Co, IL and appears on the 1860 IL census as living in Beaver, Iroquois Co, IL. If you have this name in your line please contact me. Brad Shere

SKEELS: I am interested in information about the SKEELS family from the Onarga and Thawville areas. Nancy Torphy

SLUSHER: Seek info on the families of these two Iroquois Co men who served in the civil War: Alfred E SLUSHER - E company 51st Infantry - Residence: Ash Grove, Iroquois Co, IL. and Michael SLUSHER - F Company 25th Infantry - Residence: Milford, Iroquois Co, Il. Believe the Alfred E may be Alfred Elijah SLUSHER (1842-1894). son of Alfred SLUSHER (1807-1875) of Vermilion and then Ford Co, IL. Otis Slusher

SMITH: I am trying to find info on my great, great grandfather: Isaac Fellows SMITH (I believe from Ashkum). He was killed at Little Rock, Ark. in 1865 in Civil War. He had a son, David Oliver SMITH born 1856. Also, my grandfather, Alvin Jonathan SMITH was born 1887 in Ashkum, Ill. I thought it strange that Isaac F. Smith would be mustered into the 43rd Regiment Company K in St. Clair County. That is a long way from home. He list his home when he was mustered as Ashkum, Ill. Why travel so far to enlist into the army when enlistments were being done in Iroquois County? Isaac F. Smith's father was William SMITH, but I have no record of his residence. I also know that David Oliver Smith moved to Winamac, Indiana (Pulaski County) and was a farmer. What year I do not know. I know Alvin Jonathan SMITH (his son) lived and died (1966) in Waterloo, Indiana. He attended Valparaiso College and Purdue and was a school teacher (vocational agriculture) and principal of Waterloo High School. My father, Raymond William SMITH, is a retired mechanical engineer living in Barberton, Ohio (Summit County). Jeffry Neil Smith

SMITH: I'm looking for descendants of Thomas D. Smith, of Iroquois Co. in the 1860 and 1870 census. He was married (1) to Nancy, (2) Martha, (3) Frances Harriet HOWARTH. Children from #1, Mary b. circa 1853; from #2, Ira, born circa 1869, Sylvia, born circa 1871. My husband is a descendant from wife #3. Also would like to know where he is buried-he died 6/1/1889. Joy

SMITH: Can anyone help with these families? They were on the Iroquois County 1860 census and disappeared after 1860, wondering if anyone has any reference to them from 1860 on. Townley K. SMITH appears back in Iroquois Co. on the 1880 census. Townley K. SMITH m. Frances M. DAVIS; Jesse B. EDWARDS m. Angeline Smith ( Freeman & McLaughlin other marriages) George SPENCER m. Sarah Jane SMITH; Any clues at all would be appreciated. Joan Handtke

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 ) George E. Soergel

SPAIN: I am interested in the relatives of Hamilton and Lydia (BELT) SPAIN living in Iroquois co in the 1840-1860 period. Hamilton died in the civil war at Lagrange, Tenn from Co. E. of the 76 Infantry. Many relatives included Joel Belt (brother of Lydia) and additional brothers including Moses Spain, ;Elijah Spain. My great-grandfather was Elihau "King" Spain and was born in Iroquois co in 1855. He was later cared for by Joel Belt after the death of his parents. E. "King" Spain married Sophia SPRAY in Iroquois co. in 6-21-1876. Information related to these individuals would be appreciated.Francis K Spain

SPARKS Would like to know more about Wm. B. SPARKS b. 1873 Watseka, Iroquois Co. IL, s/o Josiah SPARKS and Belle JONES. Wm. married #2 my great aunt Minnie Myrtle Madoline HOLLOWELL from the Danville, Vermilion Co. area. They m. 28 Jan 1900 in Danville. Did Wm. die or did they divorce because she m.#2 Jas H. HARTFORD/HARKLESS, etc.? Janet Margolis Damm

SPAWR: I am trying to learn more about Valentine L. SPAWR and his family. They moved to Gilman, Iroquois County, in the 1870s. His wife, Irena Margaret, died April 17, 1877. I need to find her maiden name. His daughter, Clara, married Ernest BARROWS Dec. 23, 1880. I need to learn what happened to Valentine's daughter Ella, who was age 18 in the 1880 census. Valentine married Lucena CARLEY in 1880. He died in 1882. Laurel Busch

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STARIT/STARET: Searching for parents of and any info on Joseph STARIT b. Dec 10, 1816 OH. Known to be in Iroquois County, IL by 1856, he is listed on 1860 Iroquois County, IL census as Joseph STARET. married at least once by 1855 to wife Rachel (WALLACE?) they had 2 sons, James Wallace STARIT & Henry Clay STARIT family moved to Kansas about 1878. I can find nothing on Joseph prior to 1860 census. Mae

STEPHENSON: Interested in obtaining antecedent information on James Stanley STEPHENSON. He had a brother who lived in the Watseka area. He was the first teacher hired by Darius Harding Chapman of Lovejoy Twn who had built a school on his land for the surrounding area. James Stanley Stephenson was a teacher to Lena Emmaline Chapman. Edward C. McKinney

SUTTON: I am seeking information on John Ethelbert SUTTON (1867-1927) who lived in Thawville from about 1898 to 1911. During these years, he was the treasurer of the Thawville Percheron Horse Company. He met his wife,
Kitty Wells PADDOCK, and was married in Thawville, before returning to Hamilton County, Indiana, in 1911. Any information on their stay in Thawville, the Thawville Percheron Horse Company, or their respective families (including extended family such as John's sister Martha "Mattie" (Sutton) MURPHY (1869-1936), Charles Sutton (1883-1950), Kitty's father, Anderson PADDOCK (1832-1906), or her mother Maria (BELL) Paddock (1832-1920), would be greatly appreciated. Direct correspondence to John Sutton, 212 S. Pierce Street, Laramie, WY 82070 or by e-mail. John Sutton

THRASHER: I am seeking information on the THRASHER family from the Onarga and Thawville areas. Nancy Torphy

TOLIVER: Information on D.R. TOLIVER b1851 Richland Co IL, son of Isom TOLIVER b 1814 Ashe Co NC (a DAR line exists through D. R.) and Superintendent of Schools John Andrew TOLIVER both of Watseka IL b1857 Orange Co IN. John returned to IN and became a Dr of medicine John M. Toliver

TROSPER: Looking for any information. on ancestors or descendants of William N. TROSPER, b c1820 in Indiana, wife, Marinda MARTIN, b. c 1825 in Ohio. Children: Delphina b c 1844, Rhoda b circa 1846, Frances b c 1849. They were enumerated twice in 1850. First on the Illinois, Vermilion Co. census taken in June 1850, then in October they were listed on the Iroquois Co. census. Occupation listed as grocer. With them was a Thompson Trosper 19, b. in Indiana c 1830-32. His relationship was unclear on the census. This Thompson Trosper was my great-grandfather. C Hart WAITING FOR E-MAIL UPDATE

TRUMANN family immigrated from Germany to the Stockland/Dawson Park area in the late 1800's. Wayne Trumann

VENNUM: Thomas VENNUM (1776-1851) and his wife Elizabeth KIRKPATRICK came to Iroquois Co. from PA in 1834. Their son, Christopher Columbus VENNUM (1805-1868) married Mahalla SLUSHER (a second marriage for both). I am interested in finding out Mahalla's maiden name. Mary Pinkney

WALDEN: I am seeking information on a family with the surname of WALDEN. In particular I am seeking information on the family of Winfield Scott WALDEN and Margaret V. MOORE. I believe the may have married sometime in the early 1870's as their first child, Walter Walden, was born about 1872. It is also believed that Margaret may have died sometime between 1890 - 1895. I believe they resided in Onarga around 1890 and Margaret may have died sometime around 1893/94. Their children's names and approx dates of birth were: Oscar Walden - b 1873; Jane Walden - b. 1874; Morris Walden - b. 1877; Eva Walden - b. 1878; Mary Francis Walden - b. 1879; Harve or Harvey Walden - born ?; Tinnetta Walden - b. 1883 (my grandmother); Roy Walden - b. 1884. Any assistance would be appreciated. Stephen L. Allen

WALTERS -- Ephriam WALTERS (1827-1872) and wife Jemima GOOD raised 12 children in Iroquois Co. Illinois. They are Nancy Ann, Angelina (married Fleming Russell MOORE), Henry, John, Lorideth, Joseph, Rose, Ida, George, Charles, Cassius. Would like to correspond with descendants. Timothy Kubicek

WHITESIDE: I am interested in information on the WHITESIDE family from the Onarga and Thawville areas. Nancy Torphy

WHITNEY The 1850 Census for Iroquois County, page 177, line 503 for Census Dist No. 21, dated 11/19/1850, carried entry for Polly Whitney, Age 46, born N.Y., Sarah Reese 20, b. N.Y., James Whitney, 17, b. N.Y. Josiah, 15, b. N.Y., Lucy 13, b. N.Y,. Seneca 12, b. NY, William 10 b .NY, Lucinda 8, b. NY. I think that James indicated here was my Great Grandfather Daniel James Whitney who married Dilly Jane FLINT, in Kankakee County, Ill., on July 26, 1855 by Justice of Peace Aaron Shreffler. Dilly Jane's family were in the 1850 Census for Downer's Grove, Illinois and in the 1860 census for Kankakee County. Daniel James and Dilly Jane were shown in the 1860 Census for Dekalb County with their two oldest children, Harvey and Delmar. Harvey James Whitney was my grandfather. I also think that Polly Whitney was originally Polly YOUNG and married Henry Whitney in Delaware County, Sidney, New York, and Henry died in Otsego County, New York. What I am trying to prove is two things: Was Polly Whitney actually the Polly Young that married Henry Whitney, and moved to Illinois after Henry's death in Otsego County, New York sometime in the 1840's. And if so, prove whether Polly's son James was actually the one that married Dilly Jane in Kankakee County in 1855. Ray Whitney

WILLET: My grandfather Treffley WILLET, was born in the year 1873. I do not have the month or day. He was born in Ash Grove Township, Iroquois Co. Ill. His father's name was Prudent WILLET, (possible spelling of last name, OUELETTE French spelling). Is there anyone that will look this up so that I can obtain a birth certificate. Thank you very much.L E Willet

WOLF/WOLFE: Seek info for Mary ASHOVER WOLF/WOLFE Iroquois County Vol b p 32: 21 Aug 1879 to James Henry WOLF/WOLFE. Mary Ashover, 33, b KY; daughter of Sarah MAYO (HURST). Step mother to Eliza, Mary E and Minnie WOLF. Phyllis Schafer

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

YETTER: Louisa Dianna YETTER (my wife's grandmother) married Francis E. GORDON (my wife's grandfather) on January 2, 1889 at Chebanse, Iroquois County. Francis E. Gordon was the son of Isaac and Olive Gordon, Ashkum, IL. Louisa and Francis moved to Iowa and then to Toppenish, WA where he practiced law and became a judge. They are both buried in the Zillah, WA cemetery. 1900 US Census for Iroquois CO., Ashkum Township, page 45 listed: Dwelling number 212, Family Number 213: Eugene Yetter, Father, Minnie (Duckham) Yetter, Mother, Children: Verner R. -- Born: 1891, Died: 1892, Asel E. -- Born: 1892, Died: 1895, Sarah G. -- Born: 1896, Hareld W. -- Born: 1899. Unable to find Grave Marker in Ashkum Cemetery for Verner and Asel. Unable to determine what happened to Sarah and Hareld after this census report. Chuck Braun cbraun2@CENTURYINTER.NET

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