Iroquois County 1999 Queries by Surname


ADAMS: Searching for birth information and death information on Frank/Francis ADAM(S) who was married to a Mathilde MARCOTTE. This couple resided in Iroquois Co and believe Frank died in that county. Also looking for evidence of Frank's parents being Joseph and Emelie ADAM. Marylin PLANT BENFIELD

AHRENS: AHRENS, Otto (1869- 1950) Came from Germany with his mother Bertha PRECT around 1872. Lived on farm in Chebanse area. Was adopted by Fred (Fritz) AHRENS when he married his mom. Otto married Theresa SCHULTE, (1871-1954) daughter of John SCHULTE and Mary BIRCH. Mary is said to have been the daughter of a Winnebago chief from Wisconsin. Otto and Theresa were married in Chicago and lived in Otto Township, but I do not know which county that is in. Anita Ahrens 

ALLEN: I'm searching for Phebe ALLEN b. 1796 Westchester Co., NY and died July 1875 E. Lynn, Vermilion Co., Ill. She is buried in the Amity Churchyard in Amity, Iroquois, Ill. I'd also like any information on her son, Horatio Clarke (Clarke H.) Van WERT who also lived in E Lynn and died in October of 1875. My information states he is buried in a small churchyard in Illinois. I believe he may also be buried in Amity Churchyard but there is no stone for him. Deby Justice

ALLIE: Searching for information on the Descendants of Francois Allie and Marie-Desange Roy who moved from La Baie to Beaverville about 1856. Francois Allie 1818 - b: La Baie- Du-Febvre, P.Q Canada m. Marie Desange Roy b: Canada m: 1838 Nicolet, Canada. Children: Francis Cyprien Allie 1839 - b: La Baie- Du-Febvre, P.Q Canada. Adele Allie 1841 - b: La Baie- Du-Febvre, P.Q Canada. Ovilie Allie 1843 - b: La Baie- Du-Febvre, P.Q Canada. Joseph Eugene Allie 1844 - 1912 b: La Baie- Du-Febvre, P.Q Canada m. Henrietta Yarneau 1853 - 1919 b: Canada m: October 24, 1869 Beaverville IL. Adelina Allie 1850 - b: La Baie- Du-Febvre, P.Q Canada. Joseph Oren Allie 1850 - b: La Baie- Du-Febvre, P.Q Canada. Joseph Nicolet Allie 1852 - 1852 b: La Baie- Du-Febvre, P.Q Canada. Homer Allie 1854 - 1932 b: La Baie- Du-Febvre, Canada m. Anna Thibault 1867 - 1915. m. 2nd Wife of Homer Allie: Delia Hitchcock. Marie Allie 1856 - 1867. Alfred Allie 1865 - b: Beaverville IL. Audrey Peters

ARSENEAU: Looking for information on Henri "Cuck" ARSENEAU born 1865 (?)near Beaverville(?) and died around 1954. He married a Maillot (or maybe Mayotte). She died in a tornado around 1919. She was around 28. The childrens' names were: Stella, Cora, Wilfred, "Toots", and Wilroy (or so my Mom says). Wilfred was my grandfather. He was born in 1903 near Beaverville (?). My mom said that they didn't own the farms they worked and that they did move. I have heard her mention Watseka and Papineau also. Any help is appreciated since I have very little solid information. Renee Tatro

ASHTON: I am looking for information on a James Ashton who applied for several land patents in 1851 & 1854 in Iroquois county. How can I find out any more information on him and if he did get the land and settle there? Claudia Stokes

AUSTIN: Request birthplace and parents of James K. Austin buried Onarga Cemetary. James K. Austin died on November 6, 1908 at age 82-4-11. Also request information about James K. Austin's wife Helen L. Austin Buried Onarga Cemetary died 2-4-1897 age 63-2-15. Myron Dennis Austin

AYE: I am looking for ay information on John Henry AYE, AKA Henry AYE, b. Oct. 21, 1859, Milford, Iroquois County; and Selina Allen COOK, b. Feb. 17, 1865 in Ash Grove, Iroquois County. they were married March 3, 1886 in Iroquois County. Their first two children, Murry Leroy (b. April 28, 1887)and an infant son (b. Nov. 30, 1888, d. Feb. 14, 1889) were born in Iroquois County also. John Henry's parents, Jacob AYE and Clarissa BABCOCK AYE. Sara Aye Froehlich

BAILEY: I am interested in finding out about my Bailey family that lived in Thawville, IL. James Abraham Bailey and Margaret Rhynas were married in 1875 in Thawville. Charles Edward Bailey was born in 1877. Henry Pen(d)leton was born in 1880. All in Thawville, Illinois. Crystal Fite

BARBER I am in dire need of locating a particular person that has left an inquiry in the 1997 inquiries under the name BARBER. This gentleman by the name of Neil E. Barber (email: is no longer at this address. He is I believe a direct link to my great grandmothers family. Can you help me locate him?. Steven Staples

BARROWS: Isaac Barrows, and his wife, Mary Eliza Delano (Barrows), both buried in Gilman Cemetery, and both were born in Oswego County, NY, Isaac in 1819 and Mary Eliza in 1824. Tom Buckner

BAUD/BAUDE: I am researching the BAUD or BAUDE family in Iroquois and Kankakee Counties . I would like to correspond with any one researching these families.

BAUGH - See BOSWELL below.

BAUMAN: I am looking for record of a family named Baumann, who lived in Papineau around 1890. The Father was Henry b 1865 d prob. 1930 and the mother was Anna Karstarka. Children Herbert, Elizabeth, and George August were born and baptized in Papineau between 1887 and 1891. Ruth Bauman Morningside@FoxValley.Net

BELAND: My grandfather William Beland was born in Loda, Illinois on April 27 1912. He was born to William A. and Kathryn Ryan Beland. I am looking for information on William A. and Kathryn. Joe

BENNETT: I have just found found out that my great uncle was born somewhere in Illinois in 1885 November. This means my grandmother's family lived in Illinois and moved to Indiana (Benton County) prior to the birth of their second son in 1891. We always thought they were from Benton County Indiana originally. No wonder I can't find anything on them prior to the 1900 census. How do I find the county they were located in? His name was Willie (probably William Bennett) and the parents names were John and Maggie Bennett. Carol Mallett

BESETT: Am looking for Nancy Dilley Besett and John Besett who lived in Iroquois Co. in 1850. Their daughter Nancy was born there in 1851, but can't seem to find any on-line census or information.

BILLOTTE: Billotti/Bellotti/Billotte, James-I am looking for any information about James Billotte or his sisters Anna and Rose who came to Iroquois County via the Orphan trains in the late 1890's and were taken by three separate families in Iroquois County. (McIntosh, Harbaugh and Lawhead families) I would appreciate any information about where I can locate records of when Orphan trains stopped in Iroquois county in the 1890's. Holly Schultz

BISHOP: I am looking for information about Thomas and Mary GARFIELD BISHOP. Their daughter was Ella Martha Bishop who was born Oct 15, 1861 and was married to Walter Beede VOTAW in Iroquois, IL on Dec 24, 1882. Their son Hanford Putnam Bishop was born Nov 29, 1856 in London, Ohio and was married to Martha CHARLES in Goodland, Indiana on Mar 23, 1887. Is there an 1880 census that might have Thomas Bishop listed? Is there any information on the Bishops or the Garfields in Iroquois, IL? Thanks for any help. Leslie Vollnogle

BLANCHFILL: George Blanchfill and wife Susan McClure lived in Milford Ill. from 1860's till approx 1890. George b. 1832 Canada. Lived in Oxford Ind. 1840-1860's. Died early 1890's. Looking for obit and burial location. Any info on this family appreciated. My connection is thru George Blanchfill's daughter Georgianna, who married A.Q. Price. BEVERLY J. REED

BOLDUCE: I am looking for information on my Great Grandparents Dominic and Josephine BOLDUCE. My Grandmother's marriage license shows that she lived in Sheldon, Ill. At the time of her marriage which was 27/July/1919. Dena Clason

BORCHERS: My great-grandfather was Henry BORCHERS born 8/5/1877. Resident of Danforth. NOY, Lula b. 8/15/1881 in Gilman, wife of Henry Borchers. ARENDS, Arend Classen b.2/11/1856 resident of Danforth. (my great-great-grandfather). Lisa Fehrenbach

BORING: Wish to share information concerning Daniel BORING 1818 OH 10 Jul 1906 Watseka, IL married first 1852 OH Martha/Marthula Ann McNEAL, After Martha/Marthula's deth, Daniel Mr. Boring was married about a year later to Eliza Ann PARKES HOBAUGH, a widow. From the first marriage, Daniel had children Sarah Ann BORING and Mary Elizabeth BORING Kansas who moved to Kansas with a maternal uncle. In the second marriage the children and their place of residence in 1906 were James Lafayette of Watseka, Margaret Jane MILLER who resided near Iroquois, Viola Lillian THRASHER of MN, Hester Ann TRUMBLE of Arkansas and an infant, the children were born between 1856 and the mid 1860's. Eliza Ann Parks Hobaugh's children from her first marriage wre Mrs. Mary THOMPSON and George HOBAUGH who resided in Wilford, IL and Will HOBAUGH near Danville, IL at the time of their stepfather's death in 1906. Gayle

BOSWELL: Looking for any information on John Gilbert Boswell, who was married to Florence Baugh. They would have lived in Onarga during the time around the 1900's to 1924, when they were killed along with a son in a train/vehicle collision. They were probably farmers. Sandra Boswell

BOWERS: I am searching for Information on John BOWERS, b. 1806/08 in MD and d. September 27, 1874 in Iroquois County. Rebecca Bowers

BOYER: I am trying to find information about my grandfather, Wilbur Edgar Boyer. He was born in June of 1881 and the place of birth was listed as Ambia, Indiana. He died on February 12, 1927 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dale Maureen Stoll

BOYLS: James BOYLS married Jane CODER. They moved from Madison Co Indiana to Watseka Iroquois Co about 1864.They had eleven children, James died in Watseka 1872, and Jane died 22 Jul 1883 in Watseka. One of their children James Madison filed a marriage application to marry Mollie Fox 24 Dec 1881. Any info would be appreciated. Ed Rogers

BROWN: Looking for family and information about of Zara Costen Brown b. 1830 d 1864. Lived in Iroquios IL in the 1850's. His brother William Nelson also lived here. His wife was Nancy Ellen Rounsavell, daughter of George W.B. Rounsavell and Mary Jackson Frame. George died in Iroquios Co and is buried in the Frame Cemetery. Mary Jackson Frame Rounsavell's parents also died in Iroquois Co but I am not sure where they are buried. Mary Ann)

BRYANT: I am looking for Caroline BRYANT. She was born 25 Sept. 1825, in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., Indiana She married George BEERS 3 July 1842 in Fountain Co., Indiana She married Spencer SAYRE about 1856 and lived in Watseka, Iroquois County, Ill. She had four children with Spencer Sayre: S. Douglas; Emma J.; Geneva (Eva); and Minnie. They were born between 1858 and 1865. She did not go with Spencer to South Dakota (between 1878 and 1880), so she probably died prior to that time. Larry Gilbert

BURLINGAME: I am trying to identify the apparent husbands of the following women. Onarga Cemetery Records - Burlingame, Alice Starry 1848 - 1921 Five 9 and Smalley, Maggie M. d/o IC & AC Starry Oct 10 1871 - Apr 10 1897 Five 8 My Note: IC should be NC for Nicholas C. Starry and Alice Starry Burlingame is the mother of Maggie M. Smalley. Jack Starry

BURNISON: I am trying to find out what cemetery my great-great aunt is buried in. Her name is Rosannah "Rose" ROBERTS Burnison. Her obituary says she was buried in Iroquois Co., IL, where her husband, Robert BURNISON, was buried, but doesn't mention the cemetery. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Dr. Julie Clifton Laughner

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BUSHMAN: Searching for any info on Ed and Ingeborg (Wethale) Bushman and descendants of Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL.

BUSKERS: I am looking for info on Elizabeth (REDENIUS) BUSKER born in 1878 and died in 1913 at the age of 35. Her husband was Oltlman BUSKER.

BUTTERS: My grandparents lived on Oak Street in Watseka. My grandfather, Sidney Alan BUTTERS died in 1962. My grandmother, Gladys Butters died in 1974. They were both buried in Woodland Cemetery in Watseka. Sidney Alan Butters was born in Maywood Ill. Gladys Butters was born in Watseka.

CADY: Robert Cady (age 33 in 1870 Ash Grove, Iroquois, Illinois census, born Ind.) married Laura/Lorra Sturdfant (25 -Ill 1870); children: Ulysses G. (5-1870 Ill); Clarence W. married 9 June 1892 Lafayette, Ill to Minnie Johnson; Stephen K; Leona, Nancy. Robert was the son of John and Ella Cady/Kady. Page 15 #95 Ash Grove, Iroquois, Illinois 1870 census. George Bishop - 46 Ohio; Mary (Cady) 37 - Indiana; Charles 12 Ill; Ora 9 Ill; Mary 6 Ill. Mary was the daughter of John Cady and Ella Mefford. Cady

CADY: Jacob Cady born(1822 Ky) married 1. Salina died 12 Oct 1845 Ash Grove Cemetery, Iroquois, Ill age 19-10 months. married 2. Mary age 18 in 1850 of Indiana. John Wesley Cady buried Pitch-in-Cemetery, Ash Grove twp, Iroquois, Ill age 10 months 2 days, son of J "s, 26 Dec 1845(7). David M. Cady age 6/12 in 1850; 10 in 1860 born Illinois. Rosanna/Ransam Cady; Margaret Cady (Saddy?). Jacob was the son of John Cady and Ella Mefford. Cady

CAISE: I'm searching for information relating to the CAISE family. My grandfather Martin Edwin HORNEY married a Lena CAISE who was born March 7, 1885 and died of tuberculosis at a state hospital in Logansport, Indiana on February 10, 1937. Her father was a George CAISE who is supposedly buried in a cemetery in Beaverville, Il. Many years ago my father told me that they were of French Canadian origin and that they were from the Iroquois County area. I would appreciate any all help in my quest. Jim Horney

CALKINS: My connections to Iroquois County are multiple. G/grandfather Frank P. Calkins was born there in 1878 and married Maud Griffin in 1898. I discovered Maud's parents, William H. Griffin and Frances Hallock were married in the county in 1871. Frank's parents Henry J. Calkins and Mary J. Lockwood had a farm and raised Frank and his siblings there. Any information welcome on Calkins, Lockwood, Griffin, and/or Hallock! We did visit the cemetary this summer and found Henry's and Mary's graves at Sugar Creek Cemetary. Karen Judge

CALL: I am looking for George F Call and was told he was born in Dexter Illinois ,June 15 ,1900 .I was also told there was a connection between Dexter and Iroquois .I have been unable to find any thing on him and as I am new at this I would appreciate any and all help .He was married to Maude Mae Clark Who died in 1977. Dottie Call

CARON: Am compiling information on Caron family history, Have over 20,000 individuals to date. Specifically looking for relations to Boniface Caron m. to Suzanne Rioux. Immigrated to Kankakee County in 1852 with at least 7 children. One daughter for sure remained -- name Demerise Caron m. Louis Blanchette. Daughter of Louis and Demerise was Olive Blanchette. One son named Achille married Agalyier Cyre and moved to Kansas around 1872/73. Any help appreciated. Susan Caron

CART: Seeking information on A. C. CART, wife Jane and son William, age 3, who lived in Douglas Township, Iroquois County at the time of the 1860 Census. Larry Warren

CHAMBERS: I understand my Grandfather James F. Chambers was buried near Watseka (Prairredale sp?) circa 1928 in the Chambers family plot. I believe there are some relatives also in or around Kankakee. Jim Chambers

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

CLEMENS: I am looking for information on Isaac Clemens. He lived in Iroquois County, Illinois in 1850. If you have any information, please contact me. Dennis Howard

CLIFTON, SPRAY, SEELEY: I'm looking for information on brothers, Houser and Robert CLIFTON, who lived in Iroquois Co, IL, about 1840 to 1860. Father, William Clifton, lived in Fountain Co, IN. Robert b. 1827 in KY, d. 1867 in Fountain Co, IN. Married to Mary Jane Spray. 3 kids. Houser Clifton, b. about 1825 in KY, d. unknown. Married to Permelia Seeley, 1845 in Fountain Co, IN, divorced 1867 in Fountain Co. Lived in Ash Grove, Iroquois Co, IL up to at least 1860. Had 8 children, all who were raised by different families in Fountain/Warren Counties, IN, including: May A. Clifton b. 1847. William Clifton b. 1849. Thomas A. Clifton b. 1859. Rev. Andrew Jackson Clifton b. ?. 3 others unknown. Gary Clifton

COBB: Peris COBB b. 10 Nov 1845, Crescent City, Iroquois Co., ILL. m 28 Feb 1875, Florence SEARCH b 15 Sep 1856, Onarga, Iroquois Co., ILL. d 30 Jun 1936, Larned Pawnee Co., KS. Peris d 17 Dec. 1913 Tyrone, Texas Co., OK. Aaron Bert COBB b 10 May 1878, Crescent City, Iroquois Co., ILL. m 14 Sep 1904, (Bucklin), Pleasant Valley, Ford Co., KS. Agnes Rose JOHNSON b 25 Aug 1884, Sherman TWP Putnam Co., Unionville, MO. d 11 Feb 1863, Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS. Aaron d 22 Sep 1954, Larned, Pawnee Co., KS. Peris/Florence are my great grandparents and Aaron/Agnes are my grandparents. Karen Brennan

COBERLY: Looking for the second wife of Wesley J COBERLY - NAOMA MIKESELL COBERLY. Naoma was full blooded Native American. Dennis Mortell

COBERLY: I am looking for information on James Coberly b. about 1826 in Highland CO, OH. He died October 20,1889 in Iroquois CO., IL. He is buried in Gar Cemetery. His first wife's name was Sarah Evans. I show no children for them. His second wife was Ellenor Ann ? and I show nine children for them how ever only the first six were born IL. These are Enoch Coberly b. 24June 1850. Married Sarah A. Hummell 8 Nov. 1869. Margaret E. Coberly b. 17 Nov 1851. Married R. H. Williams. George Washington Coberly b. 9 Oct 1853 Married Elizabeth Ann Julien 8 Oct 1876 Watseka, IL. Rebecca Lou Coberly b. 20 Jan 1856 Married John W. Hummell 26 July 1872 Wesley Jerome (Gerome) Coberly b. 6 July 1858. Married Mary Erin 4 Nov 1876. I do not know when that marriage ended but his second wife was Naomi De-Etta Mikesell and their first child was born 1894. The last of James and Ellenor Ann's children to be born in IL was Sarah Catherine Coberly b. 9 Jan. 1861 d. 13 Jan. 1863.

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

COLE: Looking for information on Joseph Riley COLE born 1875 in Illinois. He moved to Ellis County, Texas around 1905.

COVERT: William R. COVERT reportedly born 1805 in Iroquois County, Illinois. I need info on him and his parents. William next found in Ontario, CAN marrying Ann DISBROW 1837. Any help or leads greatly appreciated. Karen Sawyer

COX: My parents are Bill (son of Earl and Marie COX from Onarga) and Shirley (daughter of Walter and Irene DeFRIES from Thawville) COX. My dad's side includes besides his grandfather, Cyrus COX, the SIMS, LANGE, and PIERCE families. On mom's side besides her grandfather, Dr. John DeFRIES, who practiced in Thawville, are the LYON and WARD families. Dr. John DeFries' father was John LOHNES, who fought in the Civil War. Either his wife died while he was in the service, and a DeFries family took in John, or else Lohnes died and his wife re-married to a DeFries. I found their names and info on Civil War muster lists. My great aunt, Edna LYON LYNN had done research years ago on the Lyon family, trying to find her way into the DAR. I got that info, along with more that my uncle, John DeFries, in Colorado, had accumulated, and now have names (men only) of the LYON family that go back to 1040 in France. I would appreciate any info you could pass on, or ideas of where to find additional info. Pam Cox Wilson

CUPPY: The Nancy Holliday Cuppy family moved to the Hoopeston area in the mid 1880's after the death of her first husband, Perry C. Cuppy in 1882 in Benton County, Indiana. Her five living children were Etta, Jessie, Emily (Nellie), William Franklin and Arthur. She married George Cuppy in Vermilion County, Illinois in 1886 and they had a daughter, Cara Bell Cuppy born 1888. I was told that Nancy Cuppy died in 1898 but I can't seem to find a record of her death or burial. She is not buried with her first husband in Benton County. Since they lived in the Hoopeston area she might be buried somewhere near there.

DECKER: John DECKER was son of Jeremiah and Amanda WEGANDT Decker . b.10/13/1849 d.3/23/1932 m. Mary Jane (Jennie) JERMAN. Lived near Watseka in Iroquois County. Mary Jane b. 10/26/1859. had five chidren . Fourth one was my grandfather Lloyd A. Decker b.7/18/1886 d. 2/11/1936 m. Leona Pearl HOLLOWAY. She was b.9/13/1882 d.5/1/19/34. They had 2 children. My father John Franklin DECKER b.6/26/1917 and Letha Juanita Decker b. 3/27/1916. Darrell R. Decker

DECKER: Looking for info on my g-g-grandfather, Chrisley Decker, who died 4 Feb 1881 in Milford, Iroquois Co., IL, and his spouse, Mary Ann. Confusion over her last name, and no info on his ancestors either. Can you suggest anything? They are supposed to be buried in the Sugar Creek Cemetery. Where is that? Alice Mitchell 

DECKER: I am looking for descendants of Gerd G. or George Godfrey DECKER (1829-1914) and Anna CLAASSEN or HEYEN (1835-1911), both of whom died in Gilman. Their children: Ida (1858-1934) m. George R. DECKER, Fred (1861-1880), John C. (1863-1921) m. Mary E. RIFE, Mary Emma (1865-1916) m. Otto E. HEISE, Rena A. (b. 1866) m. John HANLON and Conrad SEIPEL, George (b. 1869) m. Eileen Sophia KOHLMANN, William (b. 1871) m. Henerike CLAUSSEN or CLASSEN, Hilka Lena (1875-1942) m. George JANSSEN or JENSSEN or JOHNSON, Robert (1878-1937) m. Lena. Are there any other descendants out there doing genealogy on this family? Let's share info. Margaret Pattison

DERROUGH: Interested in the DERROUGH family of Iroquois Co., Il. Oliver Austin DERROUGH married Rose May CHALLACOMBE on 30 May 1883, Buckley, Iroquois Co., Il. Had eight children as follows: Harry O., Nicholas A., Blanche, Joseph F., Julia, Hazel, Ralston, and Gertrude I. Derrough. Any information most welcome. Robert Fletcher

DEVLIN: William Henry DEVLIN born in Joliet married Mary Mollie HEALEY 1895 in Gilman, daughter of James HEALEY and Margaret RYAN. Healey children married FORDYCE, DEVLIN, and KEELEY. Please reply if you have any information on these names. Ethel Gaspar

ENEIX ENIX ENOCHS Tobias Eneix/Enix/Enochs, wife Hannah (Leach) and their family removed to Iroquois County (Sheldon/Milford area) about 1870-72. They previously lived in Morris, Grundy County. Tobias was born 3/3/1838 in Greenville, Ohio and died 1912 in Sheldon/Milford, Illinois. He was buried in Sugar Creek Chapel Cemetery. Karen E Bridgeman

Erwin: Looking for info on Mary Erwin- married Wesley J Coberly in Iroqouis Co. IL. They were only married a short time - don't know why. Married 1876 Dennis Mortell

FERDINAND: May have moved on from Indiana. I've located my grandfather's parents and grandparents in Decatur Co IN - but don't know where to go from there. A kind woman named Dorothy contacted me and said she had an uncle named Ferdinand in Iroquois Co. Kate

FINCH: Robert FINCH owned property in Prairie Green township for many years and was the ancestor for several families in the Hoopeston area. Any information welcome. Scott Pittman

FRANKER: I am searching for Remi (Rame) and his brother Eli FRANKER. Also looking for any and all information about their spouses, parents and any siblings that any of them may have. I believe that Remi and Eli came from near Pascal, Kamrouraska area in Quebec, Canada. Remi's wife Milodel BODRIC was first married to a man by the name of Hubert or Herbert GELINO. They had 8 children with the older children being born in Illinois (Kankakee Co. I think) and then the rest in Concord, KS before her marriage to Remi Franker and her move to Clay County, IA. Milodel's parents were listed as NOAL BODRIC and ARMAILEN MARION on the marriage certificate to Remi Franker. Remi's parents were listed as THOMAS FRANKER AND THARSILE PARADIS. ELI FRANKER and his wife MARY DELIBECH (DELIBAC) were listed in the 1880 census for Papineau (?) Iroquois County, Illinois with their oldest children. They are listed in the Iowa census for Royal, Clay County, in 1900. Vickie S. Buettner

GAFFIELD: I am researching the Gaffield Family VT>OH>IN>IL. The father of the family is Thomas Gaffield sometimes Garfield, b. 1765 MA d. 1863 Logan Co., OH and wife Mary b. 1772 MA or VT d. 1870 Logan Co., OH Children: John 1793-1869 m. Harriet Munsell; Nancy 1795-1886 m. Joseph Hull & Elias Stratton; Julia Ann 1796-1872 m. Henry Hulz, Alexander Craig, John Wright and S. Ragan; William 1798-1859, 2 children; Almira 1799-1875 m. James A. Lemon; Benjamin 1801-1885 m. Luany Smith came to IN and died in IL, buried in Gaffield Cemetery; Asa 1805-1878 m. Rachel Pinneo came to Iroquois Co., Illinois by 1840 and had children Almira J. Longnecker, Eliza, Amos, John m. Charity Montgomery; George W. and Nancy, buried in Gaffield Cemetery; Mary 1804-1887 m. Ephriam Munsell; Putnam 1811-1904 m. Lucy Herriman, came to Illinois, had children Mary, Sarah Willard Enslin, Almira Dunning, Nancy Denney, Martha A. Watkins, William Putnam, and is buried in Gaffield Cemetery; Lavina 1812-1895 m. Isaac Ellsworth. I would appreciate any information and I will share what I have. Vickie Gaffield

GAGE: Arza GAGE was living with probable son, Luke GAGE, 1860 census Iroquois Co IL. Gage family had moved from Clinton Co OH, to Warren Co IN, to Iroquois Co., IL. In late 1860's Luke Gage moved to MO. Did his father, Arza Gage, die in Iroquois Co., IL? Peggy Dick

GEHRT: Researching Elizabeth Weisenbarn GEHRT. 1941 notes from a relative: Elizabeth came to the US in 1877 and died of typhoid fever in 1895 (possibly in Indiana). She had five brothers and three sisters. Bill, George, John and Lewis, all of Buckley, IL. Louise, Carrie and Minnie were the sisters. Carrie married a Crumbody and lived in Buckley. Also, there is a newspaper clipping of Buckley IL, 1965, and on it is written "Uncle John and Lewis (Weisenbarn) lives here yet." (Could "Crumbody" be Krumwiede?) Need her place of death and burial. Donna

GIBBONS: Lived in Loda from 1867 on Butler. Kate GIBBONS PRATHER, Delia GIBBONS SHANNON, Catherine SHANNON DIXON -came to Del Rey 1853 with Thomas Shannon, husband DIXON, any Dixon in Iroquois. Came about 1853 from Ireland. Charlotte C Smith

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

GILBERT: I am looking for more information on Timothy and Phoebe GILBERT from Iroquois. Also documentation or research (story) of Pitch-In cemetery were Timothy is buried. Tracey Gilbert Carson

GILLENWATER: I am trying to find out local information on my grandparents: Willie Richmond Gillenwater b. 8/20/1894 d. 2/19/1961 and Sophia Cordelia Elliott b.7/29/1900 d. 11/22/1992. I know that they owned a farm, I believe on route 52 and later in Pittwood. I don't know exactly when they moved to Watseka from Gate City, Virginia. Would anyone have any information on them? Tammy Gillenwater

GOETZ: Henry Goetz who came to Watseka in the early 1900's. He had married Fredricka Homan in Freeport Illinois which is where he brew up. I am hoping to find any descendants. Sue Schlosser

GREENLEY, S.B. is listed Iroquois C. 1860 IL Census page 4, I would like to have any information. Ginger Barnes Spalding

HAMENDE :I've found here in Belgium the name of Hamende Emile born in 1844 the first husband of Eugenia DaCosse but I don't know if it's the same who was naturalized in1888. It's perhaps the link between the Hamende in USA and in Belgium. J-L-Hamende

HAMILTON: I am looking for information on these families Thomas Jefferson Hamilton, James Lyon or Lyons, Fred Albert Peters. Thomas Rayford Hamilton

HARRIS: I am looking for information on Levi Harris and his wife Almeda DeWitt. They liven in Iroquois County, Illinois in 1850 before moving on to Jefferson County, Illinois. Levi was born in Ohio in about 1815. He lived in Marion County Ohio before moving to Illinois. Dennis Howard

HARVEY: Looking for descendants of David HARVEY, b.. 3 April 1805, Orange Co, NC; d. 15 Dec 1878, Loda, IL. Also seeking death certificate, obituary, etc. Kaye Ogram

HAWKINS: Samuel David b: Aug 2, 1884 to Samuel and Mary MARTIN HAWKINS All records found state that Samuel David was "born in Rankin, IL" could they have lived in Iroquois County? Janet Endris

HEFNER: Looking for HEFNER Family information in Iroquois Co., IL. Elizabeth HEFNER was born in that county in March 1843. A Joseph HEFNER obtained 41 acres of land from BLM Records 03/01/1855, filed in Danville. Land was in Township 24-N, Section 2, Range 12-W. Elizabeth's parents are not known. She married William F BOWYER on 14 Feb 1863, in Tippecanoe Co., IN. Dean Doyal

HEHIR: Thomas HEHIR was married and lived in Iroquois Co about 1880-1900 married Mary GIBBONS moved to Martin Co Minn. Want parents of Thomas. CHARLOTTE C SMITH

HEMALA: Looking for some family information on Victoria Wallace Hemala. She was my 2d Great Aunt and the sister of William A. Wallace of Decatur, IL. I found her resting place in Anarga Cemetary. I took for granted that the two Hemala's with her were her husband and son. I know a little of her Decatur background and not much else. Thank you for your time. Scott Wallace Swelwood

HEYEN: I am looking for descendants of Claus or Claas HEYEN (1797-1870) and Ide or Ihde JANSSEN (1802-1848), who settled around Peoria and some of whom moved to Iroquois County ca. 1870. Their children may bear either the surname HEYEN or CLAASSEN. Their children with known Iroquois County connections: Antje Engellina (1832-1909, died in Iroquois Co.) m. Henry LOTTMANN, Anna (1835-1911, died in Iroquois Co.), m. Gerd G. or George Godfrey DECKER, Gerd (1838-1914, died in Danforth) m. Maria E. SCHRODER in Iroquois Co. Other children Hiemke (1820-1867) m. Heye JANSSEN, Jan or Johann (1822-1917) m. Friederika DUIS, Hilke Helena or Eleanor (1828-1889) m. Evan DAVIS, Rina (1842-1928) m. Frederick MOHN, Claas Siebelds (1845-1848), and maybe Ida m. Richard BRUNIGA. Are you a descendant of one of these people? Let's share information. Margaret Pattison

HILGERT: Phillip HILGERT 1860-1943 from Ashkum area. Wife Deborah MONK 1867-1936. Their daughter Anna was my great-grandmother. Lisa Fehrenbach

HIMMELRIGHT: Amanda Margaret Himmelright, My Grandmother was born Jan 6, 1869 in Sheldon, Iroquois County, IL. Her father was Thomas Jacob Himmelright. Her mother was Louisa J (Billings) Himmelright. I would like verification that she was born there. Ivan Phelps

HINDMAN: Louisa HINDMAN married John GIBBONS in Iroquois County about 1874. Want information on Louisa's parents. CHARLOTTE C SMITH

HOFER: Seeking other searchers of the HOFER surname. Johann HOFER came to America about 1864-1865 Mother maiden name was Anna STUBER. Johann married Ann E. SCHNIEDER Oct 23, 1863 Resided in Iroquois County near Cissna Park I would like to correspond with other searchers working this line. Mike Padgett E-Mail or Snail Mail 7100 E 10th Street Indianapolis, In 46219

HOLMES: Henry Holmes (m) Susan Majors they were from Onarga, Ill. They had 2 children: Venora and Kitty. - Venora (m) Joseph W. Wyman. I am trying to locate any information on Kitty or the Parents of Henry and Susan. Ellen or

ISBISTER/ISBESTER: The family understands the Caleb (1797) Isbister farm was near Buckley. However, when William (nmi) enlisted in the Civil War he listed he town as Onarga and is listed in the Illinois Civil War Rosters. He also spelled the name Isbester. However, on his marriage certificate his name is spelled with the "i". I now surmise that only he of the nine children spelled the name with the "e", and maybe only on his enlistment record. I have his soldier's wallet with his signature.  The nine children of Caleb Isbister born 14 July1797 in Edinburgh, died 23 Sept 1877 and buried in Lisk Cemetery and Elizabeth Newton Isbister born 27 Dec 1801 in London and died 22 Nov 1881 and buried in the same Lisk Cemetery are as follows:
Sarah: born 18 June 1824 in Glasgow. She married Amos Harbaugh 23 Feb 1858 I assume in Iroquois County? I do not know where they lived and I have no information of children.
Caleb: born 31 Dec 1826 in Glasgow. I have little knowledge of Caleb, except he was living in Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1863/4 when he was visited by his brother William during the Civil War. I have no further information about him or his family.
John: born 23 Nov 1829 in Edinburgh. He died in Sweetland, Ca., 3 Dec1902 and is buried in Nevada City, Ca. He married a Phoebe Ann Heath 21 March 1865 and they had four children.
Mary: born 1 Sept 1831 in Edinburgh. I have no death information. She married a Peter Cromwell 21March1865 ( this is the same date as John's marriage). I do not know where she married or if she had any children. William (nmi), her younger brother, mentions many letters in 1863/4 to and from Mary.
Nancy: born 15 May 1833 in Glasgow. I have no death information. She married someone named Ford 12Aug1858. and Robert Yaw 11Feb1877. Both marriages may have been in Iroquois County. I have no knowledge of children. She was the last born in Scotland.
Thomas: born 19 Feb 1836 in Meadville, Pa. I have no information of his death. He married a Jenny... last name not known? where unknown? I have no knowledge of any children. William (nmi) did write and received letters from Tom in 1863/4.
Christina: born 11 June 1838 in Allegheny City, Pa. She married Nelson K Hurd prior to the Civil War I believe. Nelson served with William (nmi) in the same Illinois Volunteer Infantry Unit. Co. C.88th. The Hurds move to Muncie, Indiana after the end of the Civil War. I have no information about any children. I do have a picture of her however.
William: my great grand father born 5 Sept 1840 in Sharpsburg, Pa. He died 21 August 1871 in Sweetland, Ca., and is buried in Nevada City, Ca. He married 19 Dec 1867 Mary A. Burrill. They had two children, Bessie who died in infancy, and William Edward my grand father born 26 April 1870.
Miriam: born 16 April 1847 in Allegheny City, Pa. She died 2 July1917 in Bakersfield, Ca., ? She was first married to Daniel Shottenkirk of Iroquois County on 3 Dec 1867.They had at least one child of the name of Lydia but I have no
dates. I have a picture with her in it dated in 1905 and she is grown woman. I do not know what became of Daniel, however, Miriam married again to Francis Henry Colton and they lived in Bakersfield, Ca. where Colton had an engineering business. My grand father William Edward lived with them from 1888 to about 1898. The Coltons had children, some male as they served in the Spanish-American War as mentioned in WE's SA diary. I have no specifics on the children.

Thomas Nelson

JANSSEN/JOHNSON: I am looking for information on the families of the following: Tebbe Gerdes JANSSEN/JOHNSON, Gertrude CLASSEN MEHRINGS JANSSEN/JOHNSON, William JOHN(S), William Henry McELHENY, William JAHNKE(A)/JANKE/

JONES: Seeking info on Thomas JONES, probably born in 1845-50? (no dates, location, etc.) He was a cabinet maker, Justice of the Peace, a 33rd degree Mason (no dates, location, etc.) His wife was Mary Ann JEWETT/JEWITT (no other info.) Children included Thomas Oliver Milton (T.O.M.) b. 1871 in Sheldon, IL; Fredrick S.; Minnie; Emma JONES. In 1898, father Thomas may or may not have been with his son when T.O.M. joined the First Battery of the Wyoming U.S. Volunteer Infantry. Hope someone can help fill in the blanks. The Coovers

KELLY: I am researching the James and Catherine (Coggins) Kelly family. They lived in Iroquois Co. in the 1880s. Their children were Marcella, James, Anna Thomas and Edward (perhaps more). Edward was my grandfather. He married Sarah Jane Fitzsimons of neighboring Fountain Creek in 1883 in Loda. They moved to Nebraska in 1885 but I believe Edward Kelly's siblings and parents remained behind. Katie Kelly

KELLY: I am in possession of a marriage certificate dated 18 Dec. 1874, stating that Charles E. Kelley age 21 years and Samantha O. Swadley age 18 years were married in 20 Dec. 1874 in Iroquois county, IL. The place of residence for both parties is given as Lovejoy twp., Iroquois county, IL. I have reason to believe that they are my great-grandparents, whose families lived, for the most part, in Tippecanoe, Benton and Warren cos. IN until about 1880, when the Kelleys moved to Decatur, IL. Charles E. Kelley's parents were Woodson and Elvina (Johnson) Kelley. I do not know the parents of his wife, who is known in the family as "Mattie". Charles and Mattie had 2 children by May of 1880, and it is told that Mattie left when the children were quite small and was never heard from again. Terry and Carla White

KELLY: Interested in the Kelly family of Iroquois Co., IL. George W. Kelly and first wife Rebecca R. Connell moved from Tippecanoe Co., IN to Iroquois Co., IL in the 1850's. Rebecca died there and George remarried to a widow named Elisa A. They later moved to Butler Co., MO and later to Allen Co., KS. Some of the Connell family also lived in the county. Rebecca was the daughter of Hiram Connell and Margaret Wallace. George W. Kelly was the son of Reuben Kelly and his first wife, Charity Martin. Reuben later married Sarah Meadows. Reed Morrow

KELLY I am researching the Thomas KELLY family of Iroquois, Illinois. Thomas was born July 19, 1828 in Shanagolden, Ireland married Ann HISHON Abt. 1854 where ? He died July 18, 1899 in Ashkum, Ill. and they are both buried there at Ashkum. Their children were Ellen born 1853, Illinois married Casper PREISSER, Robert Kelly married Elizabeth CAREY, Joseph never married, Mary born Oct. 3, 1860 died Nov. 2, 1882, Thomas Jr. married Kathryn PHILLIPS, Steven never married William my grandfather married Francis SPITZ. Robert and his wife Elizabeth are buried there at Ashkum. Francis Spitz's parents were Louis and Margaret (DIETER).I am looking for any help on this family. Valerie Kelly

KINGSBURY: I am looking for information on a possible ancestor, Thomas Kingsbury. A listing of land sales in Illinois listed one Thomas H. Kingsbury as having acquired 40 acres of land in county 38 (Iroquois?), sec. 13, township 24N on 5/5/1853. Did this Tom Kingsbury have a son, John, (my great-grandfather, who later lived in Iowa and was wounded and captured in the Civil War)? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Charles A Kingsbury

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

KNOWLES: I am looking for any information on my great-grandfather, John W. KNOWLES. He was living in Loda, Iroquois Co when he married Martha O'HAR(R)A about 1886. By 1913 they were in Kankakee where his occupation was listed as motorman. Any info would be appreciated. Barbara Colvin

KRUEGER: My Father's Name was George William Krueger. born Iroquois County d. Iroquois County. My Mother's name was Effie Eldora (JONES) Krueger b. Iroquois County d. Champaign County, m. Vermilion County. My Great-Grandparents (KRUGER) were from PRUSSIA, and lived in Dolton, Cook County, IL Note: Spelling Different on Great-Grandparents. Will share information. Dennis Krueger

LABOUNTY: I am looking for any information on John Baptiste Labounty and Marie Fleicite Labonte. They were married on April 9, 1860 in L'Erable. All but one child was born here as well. Children were: Felicite Marie b: March 28, 1861; John Alfred b: 1862; Helene Marie b: Nov 23, 1864; Joseph b:1869 d: 1870; Jerome H.C. ( My great grandfather) b; July 6, 1869; Delia Eugenie b:1872 and twin; Lena Canella b: July 7, 1875. Denise Brown

LaFOUNTAIN: I recently had info on marriage of my great-uncle Andrew LaFOUNTAIN in St. Mary's church (or town) somewhere in Iroquois Co. on 2/18/1896 to Lizzie GEYER (d. of Peter and Mary). He was registered as living in Fowler, IN at the time. My family seems to have moved back and forth in that period for reasons unknown to me. Bill Lafountain

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

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

LEVEQUE I am looking for information concerning the family of Joseph and Mary LeVeque, who I believe resided in Iroquois County in the 1880's. Since I have very little information, any information would be welcomed. James LeVeque

LEWIS: Samuel Lewis (36 VA- 1850)(47-1860) married 1. Cynthia Ann Cady buried 21 May 1857 age 33-3-8 Ash Grove Cemertery, Iroquois, Ill. married 2. Margaret(age 23 -Ohio-1860). Children Mary/May (Bowers); Jackson; Sarah; John; Rosaan/Ruth Ann; Martin; and Samuel Davis age 3 in home in 1860(Margarets child?). Cady

LOBER: I am researching my grandfather's ancestral line. His name was Peter LOBER; he was born 24 December 1868 in Bradich, Weinsburg County, Wurtemberg, Germany; and he died 25 February 1955 in Hoopeston, Illinois. Peter LOBER married Marie Margaret KERCHER on 12 February 1891. She was born 22 August 1860 in Milsheim, Alsace, France; and died 18 January 1923 in Cissna Park, Iroquois County, Illinois. Ross R. Lober

LUDINGTON: I'm looking for any information on the family of FAYETTE (De Lafayette) LUDINGTON and his wife MARY ANN. They are listed as living in Iroquois County during the 1850 census. They had the following children GEORGE (age 18, born in New York), COMFORT (age 14, born in Ohio) and LUCILLE (age 7, born in Ohio). Any and all information would be greatly appreciated.

McCUMBER: I am searching for information on my ggg grandfather William Henry "George" McCumber. He is always listed as George. Shown in the 1840 Illinois State Census Index in Iroquois Co., IL. No township listed. He may have been a Baptist Minister or an Elder in a Church of Christ church. Thank you for any help you can give me. He died Jan 16, 1845 and may be buried in a cemetary named Jefferson. Louise McWhirt

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

MASON: Does anyone have information on Elvina Jessie MASON whose maiden name was FALKENBERG? She was born about. 1832 in New York and had a son Franklin Aaron MASON who was b. 15 November 1852 in NY. She later moved to Benton County, Arkansas after marrying James H. GRAHAM who was a lawyer and newspaper publisher. She also had a daughter named Flora MASON. Elvina bought land in both Iroquois and Kankakee Counties in Illinois. Is she related to Don A. FALKENBERG, Hayes FALKENBERG, or Alonzo FALKENBERG? The name of her husband with the surname MASON is unknown. J. Feagin

MITCHELL, Bertha Mae MITCHELL was born 10 Sept 1889 in Crescent City, Illinois. She is the daughter of James MITCHELL and Clara ORTMAN Mitchell. When she was a girl she moved to Kansas with her parents. Looking for any info on this family. Would also like to know if Crescent City had a newspaper. If not what is the closest town that would have had a newspaper in the 1880's.

MORRISSETTE: Looking for records of Elie and Louise (Belgarde) Morrissette, daughter Mary (age 4) listed in 1870 Census, Middleport, Watseka, IL. Dan Morrissette

NEAGLE/NAGLE: Looking for information on John NEAGLE or NAGLE who died near Watseka at the home of his daughter Mary BRADDOCK (wife of Oscar E., son of John H. and Sarah J. Fuller-Braddock). John Neagle had been born in Waterford, Ireland on 17 March 1833 and was widowed at the time of his death. He had married Ellen CROTY who died in 1885. Believe both were buried in the Catholic Cemetery at Chatsworth. Patti Peters

NICHOLS: I am looking for Alva Arthur Nichols born in Illinois. I have found Lorenzo Nichols, 49, born New York, in Iroquois Co., Beaver Twp., Illinois 1880 Soundex.
Arbella Nichols, wife, 27, born Penn.
Alva Nichols, son, 6, Illinois
Elmer Nichols, son,3, Illinois
Thomas H. Nichols, son l, Indiana.
My grandfather was one of the youngest of ten. I believe this must be a second marriage. I know of three older brothers Charlie, Westley, and Frank. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Shirley Nichols Jones

O'HARA: I am looking for any information on my great-great-grandfather Arthur W. O'HAR(R)A. He was living in Loda during the 1890s, but is buried in Mound Grove Cemetery in Kankakee. I show his wife's name as Eliza NOGLE with one child, Martha. I would like to find information on any other children and his parents. Barbara Colvin

OPPY: I am a Jesse Edwards OPPY (Belmont Twp) descendant. I am descended from his second wife Nancy ??? SHERRILL (widow of Pinckney SHERRILL) through their son, John Moore OPPY and Lucretia Ann DAWSON. Today, I found on Family Tree Maker Archives Disc 18 or 19 that her maiden name was HELMIS (probably HELMS). I would like to know where this information originated and/or if it is true. Vivian Johnson

PAGE: Nathan James PAGE born 7 Nov. 1844 Watseka, Iroquois, IL, married Armilda DEES on 12 Dec. 1870. Nathan James signed up for duty in the Union Army in IN 1861. He was mustered out in 1864 and eventually migrated to Fannin Co., TX, where he died in 1929. Nathan James was the son of Charles Francis PAGE and Catherine GARNES. Nathan's father was a railroad employee who operated the John Bull, a steam locomotive now in the Smithsonian. Siblings of Nathan James Page were Elam M. PAGE, Elisa Jane PAGE, John Francis PAGE, Mary C. PAGE, Flora J. PAGE, George W. PAGE, Uriah "Elra" PAGE and Idabell PAGE. Nathan's parents divorced in 1854, so some of the siblings are half brothers and sisters. Nathan James PAGE's father Charles F. PAGE migrated to Nebraska and lived there for 30 years until his death in 1892. A PAGE family reunion was held in West Watseka in 1927. Gene Johnson

PATENAUDE: Looking for any and all info on residents (or former residents) of Kankakee or Iroquois Counties, Illinois with the surname Patenaude, Patnaude, Patnode or similar. All persons with these surnames are descended from French-Canadian immigrants. Grant Merrill

PATNAUDE: I am searching for any information on Caroline Patnaude. She was born November 8, 1877, in L' Erable, Illinois. Her parents were Steven Patnaude and Susan Coash.

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

PHILLIPPO: I am looking for any information on George PHILLIPPO, his wife Susan WATERS PHILLIPPO, and their children: George born about 1854, Harvey born about 1855, Charles born about 1857, Anna Elizabeth b. 12 Sept. 1860, Emma born about 1861, Nannie (Mary?) born about 1864, Carrie born about 1865, William born about 1868, Hattie b. 4 June 1870, Jennie born about 1872. The first four children were born in England, the last six in Illinois. They emigrated in late 1860/early 1861. Anna Elizabeth, my great grandmother, married Leander W. DUFF Onarga Twp. Iroquois Co. 16 May 1880. I believe that Emma married a Charles SHAW. Anna and Leander moved west with the Duff's and settled in Crawford Co. Kansas. Would like to communicate and share info with family. Jean Peterson

PLUMMER: I'm seeking information on William Burris PLUMMER and his wife, Mary Ann FRED. They moved to Iroquois County, Illinois sometime before 1860. No other information available. Walter Ohda

PONTON: Looking for information about Florence Alma BURELL-PONTON born in 1885 in Indiana, married August PONTON around 1900, lived in Iroquois County. Would like any information on her Native American background.

PORTER: One of my relatives married Will PORTER in Iroquois or Kankakee Co. She was Ruth SPAWR (born 1883), daughter of Valentine L. SPAWR (of Gilman) and his second wife Lusena CARLEY (of Kankakee). Ruth and Will's children were Carley and Jane PORTER. I think Ruth and the children ended up in Chicago. Family Website at Laurel Busch

RABIDEAU/ROBIDOUX: Amede RABIDEAU from Canada, lived in Clifton. Son Francis married Zoe COTE (Coty?) and lived in St. Anne. Interested in cause of death for Francis and anything else you can tell me about Francis and Zoe who were my grandparents

REEVES: I am trying to locate information on William REEVES, originally from Portsmouth, Ohio and West Point, Indiana. He married Catherine A., from Milford, Illinois and purchased 60 acres of land together in Mud Creek, which they sold in 1889. Marion Rosenbaum

REWERTS: Looking for any information on the descendants of Johann T. REWERTS, who settled in Danforth Township between 1870 and 1880. He immigrated to the United States on June 17, 1866, from Ochtelbur, Germany. He married Toenna Geborn BAUMANN in 1865 and fathered at least eight children. These included the following: George Rewerts, born June 1866 in Illinois; Leemont Rewerts, born 1872, in Illinois; John Rewerts, born 1874, in Illinois; Stina or Tinna Rewerts, born 2-2-1876, in Danforth; Albert R. Rewerts, born April, 1886, in Illinois; David Rewerts, born 1879, in Illinois; Annie Rewerts, born April, 1885, Illinois; Houma Rewerts, born September, 1991, Minnesota. Any information on any of these individuals and their descendants would be greatly appreciated. Thomas L. Rewerts
RICE: Am seeking information on ancestors or siblings of great-grandparents. Bissell P. RICE born in Montgomery County New York 6 Jan 1840 moved to Kankakee as a young man. Married Candis WHITE born in Mc Henry County Ill 13 August 1842 "at Iroquois County Ill" on 10 March 1861. RICE served in the 1st Illinois Field Artillery during the Civil War. Following the war, they moved to Nebraska where they farmed and raised a family. The family has no records of antecedents or siblings and no indication of where Candis spent the war years. Would appreciate any information or confirmation of the foregoing. William J. Hawkins

RILEY: Looking for John Riley and his wife Mary McDonnell Riley. They had four children Edward, Bridget, Mary and John Francis. They lived in Douglas Township. Gail Bruch

ROBBINS: Henry Harrison ROBBINS, born 4 Feb 1842 to James H. and Sarah GAGE Robbins, grew up in Iroquois County. He had two brothers, Asa D., William D., and four sisters, Lucy Ann, Caroline, Sarah and Phebe. He enlisted in the IL 76th Infantry in 1862 and served until the end of the Civil War. He married Harriett (Hattie) N. CADORE in Watseka, IL. Their only child, Lydia, was born in 1873 in Medford, IL. The family moved to Floral, Ks, where Lydia married William Pitt BATES in 1890. Patti Bates

ROBERTS: Jacob Roberts (27-1850Indiana)(38-1860)(46-1870)(57-1880) married Sarah Cady (24 -1850 Indiana)(37 -1860)(43-1870)(54-1880). Sarah lived in Champaign in 1882. Children: John T. buried 12 Oct 1852 Ash Grove, Iroquois Ill. Robert, Mary, William. Cady

ROMINE: I am searching for any information I can find on the Romine family who owned a farm on the Iroquois River approx. 7 miles north of the present town of Watseka, Illinois. Jerry D. Romine

ROSS: My Grandfather Paul Ross was born in 1906 in Sheldon, Ill. He and his wife had four children. Vernon Eugene Ross was Born in Sheldon in 1929. The next two sons Wesley James, born 1932 and John Allen Ross born 1934 in South Dakota. The Fourth child Ellen died at birth and is buried in the Sheldon Cemetary. My father and his brothers attended school in Donovan. I would hope to be able to get copies of school yearbooks during the years of my father and his brothers while they attended. Starting with the oldest, he would have started school in 1934 and the youngest would have been in school until the family moved from Donovan in 1946 or 1947. Todd Ross Orion

ROSS: I am looking for some information on Paul James Ross born Nov. 25 1906 in Sheldon Illinois. I am hoping to find a way of getting a copy of his birth certificate. I believe his fathers name was William Wesley Ross. Todd Ross Orion

RUNDLE: I am searching for information and/or descendants of Abraham and Mary A. Wilson Rundle who resided in the village of Loda. Abraham was born in 1833 in England and died in Loda after 1900. Mary A. Wilson Rundle was born in New York in 1843, and was living in Loda as late as August, 1927. The parents of Mary were John Christopher Wilson and Myra Pittam, both of England. Mary was a sister to my great-grandmother. A daughter of Abraham and Mary married a Mitchell, probably Ora, about 1891. Thanks for any assistance you are able to provide. William Dodson

RUSSELL: John Bartlett Russell, born January 10, 1912 married a woman whose family lived in Watseka, Illinois. It is believed they had children who would have lived in Watseka in the early 1940's. The names of the children are believed to be Michael Russell (who joined the Marines) and Lori Russell. We have been unable to discover his wife's first name. We are trying to find the following: any information on the wife of John Bartlett Russell who lived in Watseka and whose parents also lived there; any information on the children of John Bartlett Russell probably born in Watseka in the 1930s or early 1940s. A. Frank Anderson

SALLEE: Seeking information on all SALLEE individuals and or families living in or near Donovan in Iroquois County, Illinois 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, and Emma Sarah. Descendant of this family who lives in New Zealand would appreciate any information. Additionally, Samuel Sallee's brother William SALLEE married to (1) Barbara CROFT (2) Sarah Elizabeth GIBBONS lived in Iroquois County and also in nearby Newton County, Indiana. And their sister, Lucinda Jane SALLEE married Walter Buel COX; their other sister known as Urana (also Arana or Amanda) SALLEE married Robert SMEDLEY/SMEDDY. These sisters later were living in Newton County, Indiana. I do have files on many of those mentioned and I would be pleased to communicate with anyone regarding these families with a view to exchanging information. David Sallee

SALMON: I am researching the Salmon Family who resided in Buckley and Woodworth. My husband's grandmother, Carolina SALMON, was Henry J & Herman's sister. She married Nicholas FEILER in Chicago I think in 1881. In one article it stated that the Salmons came from Enger, Germany. Elaine

SAYRE: Seeking information on Ezekiel Sayre. He traveled from VA to Watseka, Iroquois County in 1834. His will was probated August 5, 1835 in Iroquois County. Did he have family in Iroquois County?

SCHAFER: Interested in corresponding with anyone who is interested in George Conrad SCHAFER b. 10 Aug 1867 and d. 08 Aug 1899 buried at Quaker Cemetery, Iroquois County, IL. Parents were Conrad Schafer b. 17 Dec 1826 Reiskirchen, Giessen, Germany d. 14 Jul 1895 Buckley, Iroquois County, IL and Maria Catherina KOMP b. 27 Jan 1823 Reiskirchen, Giessen, Germany and d. 21 Jul 1901 Buckley, Iroquois County, IL. Sharlene Miller

SHANNON: Looking for information on the SHANNON family name? They supposedly arrived around 1853 in Del Ray and settled around Buckley. Thomas and Catherine Shannon with son Patrick, who died young. Wife Catherine died in Dec. 1995, Thomas died in Bloomington, Il. 1923 and son died I believe around 1865. They are all buried at Pine Ridge, Loda, Il. Thomas did many things including helping to build the railroad, farmed, gave land for the Shannon School that I believe might have been northwest of Loda where he farmed. He was director of the School until about 1896. He also helped with the Catholic Church in Loda.
I am interested in any info. According to Thomas' obituary they always lived around Buckley-Loda except the last 7 yrs. of his life. Anyway, do you know of any books or publications that have lots of Buckley, Il. history. This Catherine was a sister to Anna Gibbons - they were from Ireland and we are trying to link our info. together. Calhoun

SHERRILL: Looking for parents of Henry Sherrill known to be living in Iroquois Co. in 1850. Some census records say his father was born in KY, others say he was born in IN. Henry was married to Caroline Green and they had 14 children. Where did Henry come from and who were his parents? Pat Sherrill

SHOTTENKIRK I am looking for anyone that has any information on Shottenkirk family's time in Illinois. I am also looking for anyone that has the family name Shottenkirk. If you have any information please contact me. S.L. Shottenkirk

SIMONEAU: Is anyone searching for this name? Vital & wife Marguerite Simoneau in Iroquois county 1860's. Susie Bry

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 Inf - 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'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, b.c. 1869, Sylvia, b.c.1871. My husband is a descendant from wife #3. Also would like to know where he is buried-he died 6/1/1889. Joy

STARIT: Known to be in Iroquois County 1860 nothing

STRICKLER: Looking for information on Henry Strickler lived in Sheldon, his wife Clare Moore Strickler and their son William H. Strickler. Jim Vollnogle

STURDEVANT: Parents of Jonathan Wheat TAYLOR and Frances TAYLOR STURDEVANT were: Almira STURDEVANT (b. Aug. 31, 1832, d. Feb. 22, 1912) and Enoch Harl LONG (b. April 16, 1826, d. July 29, 1892). Enoch and Almira Sturdevant Long are buried in Pierce Cemetery, Watseka. I believe Frances A. TAYLOR or is buried in Onarga Cemetery. Don't know where Jonathan is buried. Mary Long Muehling

SUTTEE: My great-grandmother was Georgiann Suttee. I think they were living in Oklahoma or even Missouri. Anything you can find out , that would be great. Kinipela Shezonfire

SVENSSON/SWANSON I received letter today from Ruth J. Jacobs, 1102 Rhodes Ct., Wheaton, IL 60187-7757 looking for info on Anders Otto SVENSSON (Otto SWANSON) family living along the Newton County Indiana/Iroquois County Illinois line from 1880 to 1891.During my lifetime, I have know many Swansons living just across line in Illinois, but none in Indiana. She would appreciate any info on this family. Bob Williamson, Newton County, IN Coordinator. Robert E. Williamson

SYPHERT: Arnold M. SYPHERT served in the Civil War, in the 113th Infantry, Co. I. He mustered in from Iroquois County August 9,1862 and mustered out June 20th 1865 as a Corporal. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

THAMM: I found a listing for a Robert THAMM buried in FOUNTAIN CREEK CEMETERIES. Number 004 OLD APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY but see no other information. I'd appreciate any info at all about this THAMM or any others in Iroquois (or other )counties. Lisa A. (THAMM) Spegal

TODD: I am particularly interested in ancestral data for James TODD, son of William and Jane TODD, born near Chebanse June 13, 1867. I don't know Jane's maiden name. James was married to Belle NOTTINGHAM at Kankakee June 2, 1898. James' siblings were Joseph, Lemuel, David, John, Sam, Will and Jennie. Gaines T Pickett

TREMBLAY: I am searching for a date of birth for my great grandfather who died in L'Erable. His name is Narcisse (Nelson Henry) TREMBLAY who died 3 October, 1868. He was married to Marie Lemelin 1854 in Napierville, Canada Did Alexis, his father, also live at L'Erable? His wife was Madeline Miny Meunier. Jan Hayek

TRILL: I am trying to find information on my great grandfather, Henry TRILL. He was born in Holland, in 1855, but eventually settled in Iroquois County. He died in Iroquois Co, on August 27, 1938. He was married to Kate WABBENA, from Woodford County. Any information would be helpful and appreciated! Amanda Trill

TROXELL: I am looking for information on Abraham TROXELL, b. about 1791 in Pennsylvania, possibly Union County. He married Margaret LYMAN Feb. 14, 1822 in Stark County, Ohio. They later moved to Iroquois County, Illinois where he died Aug. 29, 1848. Anyone having information that might tell me who his parents and/or siblings were please contact me.

TRUMBLE: I am looking for information on Alex and Amelia (or Emily) TRUMBLE who would have lived in Iroquois County in the 1880's-1890's. Amelia was probably born around 1862. Their daughter Anna, born in 1885, married George VALENCOURT (VAILLANCOURT) in Beaverville in 1906. There were also two sons Charles and Benjamin. Deanna K Peters

TURNER: Seeking information on Clement Turner, and wife, Sarah J. Baker. Their son, Frank A. Turner is my Great-Grandfather. Born in Iroquois Co, IL, Oct. 13, 1854. Looking for siblings, if any and any other information on this family. Joyce Turner Watts

WARD: I am researching the WARD family of Gilman Illinois. Any one interested please contact me. I am the granddaughter of Edgar Edworthy WARD and Eliza WARD. Marlene Heald Van Eck

WEBSTER: Searching for information on Robert Webster of Iroquois Co., IL. He was born in Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland. He lived in Ohio and Indiana before coming to Illinois. Where did he go from there? Reed Morrow

WEISENBARN: Elizabeth WEISENBARN married Emil Otto GEHRT Feb 17, 1892 in Champaign Co., IL. She died either 14 or 19 Aug 1895, supposedly of typhoid fever. Emil's obit says she died in Renssaeler, (Jasper Co.), IN, but that seems odd. Her family (5 brothers and 3 sisters) lived in Buckley, IL. I would love a cemetery look-up, or any information on the WEISENBARN family. An obit for Elizabeth WEISENBARN GEHRT would be fantastic. Thanks!

WILLIAMS: Roy Williams b.1878 d april 1965. according to the social security index file it list Sheldon Iroquois, Il as last residence.

WILSON: We are decendents of John Wilson born 1813 in Down Ireland and settled in Plato, Illinois. He was the surveyer for the county. A teacher and a postermaster for many years. He is buried in the WIlson Cemetery. We are looking for any information about him or his son Robert Bruce. Jim Wilson JKWILSON35

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