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Queries 1997 Jul-Dec

Karen Mitchell Tue Jul 1 14:18:08 1997
Looking for a death record or cemetery record for James S. BONDS. He was listed in the 1860 census of Hope Town, LaSalle County. He does not show up in subsequent census' so he may have died between 1860-70, any info is appreciated. Thanks.

Regina Dupree Wed Jul 2 05:29:21 1997
I am looking for anyone that may have information on Minnie Grace ELLIS. She was born in Newark Ill. in 1884. Her fathers name was William Ernest Ellis.

Julie Horn Fri Jul 4 00:50:25 1997
Looking for several LaSalle County families : CARROLL, CORLEY, DYER, GERAGHTY, and MCNAMARA. Dennis and Jane Corley of Dublin, Ireland had three children that I know of: Martin, Mary and Delia "Bridget". Bridget immigrated in 1852, I believe Mary and Martin came at the same time. Matin lived in Chicago, married, and had several children. Mary married Martin McNamara, had many children and lived in LaSalle County. Bridget was born in 1837, lived in LaSalle, Streator, Rockford, Chicago, and St. Louis, Mo. Bridget married Michael Geraghty in 1855. I know nothing of Michael's family. Michael and Bridget had ten children. I know of five. John J. born 11-15-1856 in St. Louis. Married Marcia HOFFMAN 12-18-1877 in Mendota. they had five children. John J died 12-2-1929. John J was the mayor of Streator in 1888, for one term. Mary Jane was born in 1863 in St Louis. She married J V Carroll July 9,1885, in Streator, they had two boys. Joseph Carroll was the cheif of police for three terms. Mary Jane died 8-21-1921. William was born 4-15-1866 in St Louis. He married Rebecca Dyer of Streator in 1890, they had one son, Frank William, my grandfather. William died 8-24-1910. Frank J was born 3-4-1868, in Mendota. He married Kathrine CAHILL, they had seven children. Frank J died 11-19-1944. James S was born 1-9-1870 in St. Louis. Married Mary Jane ANDERSON, they had two children. James died 1-24-1940 Rebecca Dyer Geraghty was born 4-5-1856 in Manchester, Eng. She immigrated in1879. In the 1880 census she is listed with her mother Catherine(house keeper) and her siblings Alice(school teacher), Rupert(labor), and Kenny(jeweler). If you have any more info or know of any way to continue my search please let me know. Thanks!! Julie.

Carol Spenader Sat Jul 5 17:21:18 1997
Looking for information on Oril PARRISH f. (b. Mar 1869 IL). She listed her parents in the 1900 LaSalle county census as being born in TN. Oril married George SPENADER about 1887 and resided in Mendota IL. Thanks!!

Norman Stephan Sun Jul 6 07:46:34 1997
Looking for info on Frederick, Catherine and Christina. Frederick STEPHAN (1827-1909) m Catherine ???? (d.1871) Mendota, IL Child George (1860-1940)m Christina ???? Mendota, IL Frederick Stephan (1827-1909) m. 1874 Maria BRAHM in Mendota, Lee Co., IL Children: Katherine b 19 Jul 1876 Mendota, IL Fred b 31 Har 1878 Mendota, IL John b 28 Jan 1880 Mendota, IL Elizabeth b 4 Apr 1882 Mendota, IL

Julie Rashid Sun Jul 6 18:59:24 1997
I am interested in any information on the KASCHKE, HOWE or BRESS families from LaSalle County. I am just beginning to search and any clues or bits of information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Julie

Charles F. Dirst Mon Aug 11 13:16:01 1997
Seeking info on Mrs Christian Q. JOHNSON. Born Anne Marte KELLEVIG at Avaldnes, Norway on July 23, 1841. Married Christian Q. Johnson in 1870 at Haugesund, Norway. Came to the US in 1872. Lived north of Pontiac. Ill in Livingston County near Mud Creek and had two children, Carrie Johnson and John Matthias Johnson. May have moved to LaSalle County about 1880. Believe she died in Childbirth in 1878 to 1882 time frame. Some info that she was known as Martha HILL. She was my great grandmother. Appreciate any help. Charles F. Dirst, 340 S Missouri. Morton, Il 61550 tel 309 263-1327

Paul Yamauchi Thu Aug 14 11:57:16 1997
Please send me all information related to a Sherman LELAND who served in the 104th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War.

amelia seaton Wed Aug 13 17:32:41 1997
I am looking for information on a death certificate for Amelia PINKOWSKI MUELLER who died in Peru on or about 1906. Came to US in 1889 and naturalized in 1989. She had a sister Marie Pinkowski JOHNS who died in Oglesby in about March, 1932.

Buffie Smith-Mason Wed Aug 20 13:09:52 1997
I am looking for any information on the Zopher TUTTLE family who came to LaSalle County by 1845-1850, and resided in Brookfield. I have some indication that Zopher may have married there in 1848, to Eliza SHEPARD. Looking for that confirmation, and any other information about the family, i.e., when they arrived, land holdings, etc. They moved over to Livingston County by 1870. Other names of interest: Betsey Tuttle, Salmon Tuttle, Ella Frances Tuttle, Lizzie Tuttle, James Tuttle, James Dorsey, Sarah (GALBRAITH) Dorsey, John Dorsey, Elvira (SHEPLER) Dorsey, Betsey (BOWLBY) Tuttle I appreciate any help, and can be reached at [email protected]

 Diane Chafin Fri Aug 22 22:00:22 1997
Dennis HOGAN (b about 1810 Ireland) married Mary Ellen MURPHY (b about 1816 Ireland) , son Dennis born 1840 in Louisianna. In LaSalle Co., IL 1850 Fed Census, Unable to locate in 1860 Fed Census. Found Mary Ellen and three sons, Dennis, John and Daniel in 1870 Fed Census in St Louis, MO (Carondelet area). Does anyone know where and when Dennis (Senior) died? Does anyone know where this family was in 1860? Dennis (Junior) married Johanna KEHOE (b 1843 Ireland). Who are the parents of Mary Ellen Murphy and Johanna Kehoe? Where in Ireland were these families from?

dennis morrow Fri Aug 22 17:24:57 1997
Inquire about Wilson J. MORROW 10/21/1840 - 4/19/1921 2 Enlistments Civil War 1ST 69TH Illinois Reg. 6/4/62 for 3 months. Discharged 10/6/62 2ND in A Company 8TH Illinois Cav. on 2/18/64 Wounded in head by Rebel Picket early Sept. 64 near Middletown Virginia (Shenandoah Valley) Medical Furlough to camp relief Wash. D.C. Then home to Peru. Returns duty 11/64 is discharged Benton Brrks (Chicago) 7/17/65. Applies for pension, marries Emma GRUBB Peru. Has 5 children, spends some time S&S Home Quincy. Have some documents. My first try at this. How do I get more info? Help!

Gary Carlsen Sun Aug 24 20:42:58 1997
Looking for information on, or descendants of Wilhelm BARTELS, 6 Apr 1833 Hanover Germany, died 21 Mar 1891, Sarpy County NE. Married Christine GEBECKI, born 26 Jun 1838 Hanover Germany, died 25 Jan 1891 Sarpy County NE. Enumerated LaSalle County IL 1870 & 1880 US Census. Eight children born in LaSalle County IL, Albert, Matilda, Minnie, Mary, Amelia, Bertha, William, Lena. Relocated to Sarpy County NE prior to 1891.

Gary Carlsen Sun Aug 24 20:41:13 1997
Looking for information on, or descendants of Johann Jacob SEEFUS, born Hanover Germany, 30 Mar 1823, died 8 Feb 1907, Sarpy County NE. Married Charlotte HARTMAN, born 4 Sep 1828, Hanover Germany, died 18 Oct 1895, Sarpy County NE. Arrived LaSalle County IL prior to 1870. Eight children born LaSalle County pre 1870, Anna, George, John, Emma, Charlotte, Frank, Charles, & Henry. Relocated to Sarpy County NE prior to 1880.

Dennis Butterfield Sun Aug 24 15:46:35 1997
I am trying to find anyone having any informaion on the following relatives: Augustus David BUTTERFIELD -- B. April 1, 1802 in Jefferson, County, New York -- Married Sally Ann ROOD November 5, 1939 in Ottawa, Ill. -- D. September 15 1887 in Rutland, LaSalle Cty, Ill. His children are as follows: Phirnada A. Butterfield -- B. October 19, 1840 in Rutland, Ill. La Salle County -- Married Sarah DRACKBY Julia C. Butterfield -- Born August 2, 1843 in Rutland, Ill. La Salle County -- Married William A. SEERS. Orville Murray Butterfield -- B. May 22, 1846 in Rutland, Ill. LaSalle County -- Married Lydia Susannah BELL Leavitte Merton Butterfield -- B. June 23, 1849 in Rutland, Ill. LaSalle County, Married Etta PARR George F. Butterfield -- B. September 19, 1852 in Rutland, Ill. LaSalle County -- Married Elizabeth I would be willing to exchange information with anyone. Thank You.

Dennis Butterfield Sun Aug 24 15:45:15 1997
I am trying to find anyone having any informaion on the following relatives: Augustus David Butterfield -- B. April 1, 1802 in Jefferson, County, New York -- Married Sally Ann Rood November 5, 1939 in Ottawa, Ill. -- D. September 15 1887 in Rutland, LaSalle Cty, Ill. His children are as follows: Phirnada A. Butterfield -- B. October 19, 1840 in Rutland, Ill. La Salle County -- Married Sarah Drackby Julia C. Butterfield -- Born August 2, 1843 in Rutland, Ill. La Salle County -- Married William A. Seers. Orville Murray Butterfield -- B. May 22, 1846 in Rutland, Ill. LaSalle County -- Married Lydia Susannah Bell Leavitte Merton Butterfield -- B. June 23, 1849 in Rutland, Ill. LaSalle County, Married Etta Parr George F. Butterfield -- B. September 19, 1852 in Rutland, Ill. LaSalle County -- Married Elizabeth I would be willing to exchange information with anyone. Thank You.

pamela long Sun Aug 24 01:27:20 1997
Seeking info Esther Arvillia MILLARD b. 1829, Penns, d. after 1857, possibly Harding, Ill. married 1850-1855, Henry PARKER (d. c.irca 1853). Married 2nd husband, Joseph PARKER, brother of Henry. Esther's daughter, Emma Amelia PARKER md 14 Mar 1883, So. Ottawa, Ill to Martell Eugene BROWN.(b. 20 Nov1853 So. Ottawa, Ill - d. 2 May 1918, Kankakee, ILL.) Interested in others searching PARKER, MILLARD, and HARDING or related names or this line. Possibly Ester Arvillia MILLARD parents, Henry S. MILLARD b. 1793 PA, mother Lydia. Believe Henry and Joseph PARKER mothers maiden name is HARDING. Interested in ancestors and lineage as well as descendants and willing to share known information.

Karen Whittaker Brown Mon Aug 25 18:15:11 1997
I am looking for info on Robert WHITTAKER b. oct 20,1842 m. Eliza HART 1862 10 children

Heather Liay Wed Aug 27 09:44:41 1997
I would like to know if you have any information on the birth of twin girls on 7/24/70 in Spring Valley, Illinois, at the Catholic hospital.

WEBB, George. Looking for information on George Webb who died about 1869 or before in Illinois. He married Elizabeth PICKETT who was born in 1837 in England to William Churchill Pickett and Sarah BRETT. They had children: Albert born March of 1862-65 and Frank born April 6, 1867, both born in LaSalle County, Illinois. There may have been a sister, Sarah, who may have married Frank CARR. Albert married Minnie about 1886. She was born in July of 1861 in Germany. They lived in Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois 1900-20. They had children Amy born in Sept. of 1887 and James born in January of 1895, both born in Illinois. Frank left home and changed his last name to SHERMAN. He worked for the railroad and settled in Greenville, Iowa where he was postmaster and had a store. He may have married and divorced before that. He married Mary Elizabeth Frances SYRA (Bessie) on March 21, 1904. They had two children, David Fountain, born in February of 1905 and Margaret LENO, born April 11, 1907. They moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and bought a store there. Frank died Oct. 30, 1926. Elizabeth Pickett Webb married Martin RILING on Feb. 27, 1870, in Livingston County, Illinois after George Webb died. They had a son, David. Elizabeth and David moved to Nebraska after 1920 where Elizabeth died on Oct. 25, 1924.

Barb Damewood Mon Sep 1 11:53:38 1997
John H. BALL b.1840 PA, m Juliette FRANKLIN b.1850 NY d. 1903 Ne. They were in LaSalle,II in 1860,Juliette was living with Charles and Charolette TORCE.John was living with his Father Warfield Ball.I have much information on the Ball Family, need help with the Franklins. Juliettes brothers later went to Ravenna Ne. Need info on her parents and marriage. Torce was listed as a Pres minister on the census.

robert christie collman Mon Sep 1 15:59:09 1997
I am looking for infomation about GOBLE and RADLEYS. Ezra T. Goble was born in Paw Paw, he had two daughters Adele and Katherine and a son Arthur Steen Goble. Adele was my grandmother. Ezra was a Doctor in Earlville in the late 1800s and his children were born in Earlville. I know that my Great Aunt Kit was a school teacher in Earlville for many years and was married to Alfred J. FOOT. My grandmother went to Northwestern and majored in music. She married Frederick A. COLLMAN. I would share genealogy infomation about Gobels, Radleys and PULVERS. Thanks.

Terry Berger Sat Sep 6 23:39:53 1997
Looking for information about Michael GLEASON who enlisted in Co"K" 11th Infantry in 1861 La Salle County Illinois. He was born in 1830 in County Waterford, Ireland. Married Ellen QUINN in Illinois in about 1850 or 1851. I would like any information about the unit and where to obtain copies of enlistment records.

Janet Peters Sun Sep 7 17:23:10 1997
Researching: Homer RODAN / Janet PROVEN THOMPSON. Came from Scotland in 1865 to Henry / Whitfield, IL. In this area til 1903. children: Elizabeth 'Lyde' (DIVILBISS) / William / Belle (Rufus ABBOTT) / Anna (Stephen SNYDER) / James / Mary Jane (Clyde DILLE) / gt. Janette 'Nettie' (Guy D. CLARK / Robert (Minnie WENK). Homer was a blacksmith for 40 yrs. in a area called 'Thompsons Corner'(?). Would like info of any of these surnames. Thank You Janet Peters 5309 Hwy. 75 N lot 119 Sioux City, IA. 51108 e-mail: [email protected]

Kathleen Cleveland Fri Sep 5 04:38:47 1997
I am looking for any and all of this family. Any information would be appreciated. CLEVELAND, Henry Harrison b. 12/4/1806 in Rome, Oneida, N.Y. Came to Il. in 1854 with his family. His son William Henry b. 11/22/1848 married PECIA, Caroline 1/1/1869, in Harding Il, b.1/29/1851 Montreal, Canada.They had 3 children: Ida b. 9/26/1869 married name LOVE. Frederick b. 10/71871, Nellie Eliza b. 10/16/1873 d. 9/11/1874.All were born in Earlville. Caroline d.11/25/1873 in Earlville. William married again, CONMEYER, Pauline 7/4/1876 in Mendota, Il. b. 6/10/1852 Strasburg, France. They had 8 children. Albert and George died in infancy. Rena May b.10/12/1880, Charles b. abt. 1881, William unk., Mrs. G.A. LOLOFF (need name)abt. 1883 Stephen GROVER b.4/16/1885 d. 1941 Hollywood, Ca., Mrs. Wm. MISCHKE (need name) b. abt1887.All were born in Earlville. Pauline d.10/6/1909 Earlville. William d.7/28/1917 in Genoa at the home of his son Charles. He or his son Fred owned a farm on the outskirts of Genoa.

Kathleen Cleveland Fri Sep 5 04:34:58 1997
I am looking for any and all of this family. Any information would be appreciated. CLEVELAND, Henry Harrison b. 12/4/1806 in Rome, Oneida, N.Y. Came to Il. in 1854 with his family .His son William Henry b. 11/22/1848 married PECIA, Caroline 1/1/1869, in Harding Il, b.1/29/1851 Montreal, Canada. They had 3 children: Ida b. 9/26/1869 married name Love, Frederick b. 10/71871, Nellie Eliza b. 10/16/1873 d. 9/11/1874.All were born in Earlville. Caroline d.11/25/1873 in Earlville. William married again, CONMEYER, Pauline 7/4/1876 in Mendota, Il. b. 6/10/1852 Strasburg, France. They had 8 children. Albert and George died in infancy. Rena May b.10/12/1880, Charles b.abt. 1881, William unk.,Mrs.G.A.LOLOFF (need name)abt. 1883 Stephen Grover b.4/16/1885 d. 1941 Hollywood, Ca.,Mrs. Wm. MISCHKE (need name) b. abt1887.All were born in Earlville. Pauline d.10/6/1909 Earlville. William d.7/28/1917 in Genoa at the home of his son Charles. He or his son Fred owned a farm on the outskirts of Genoa.

Doreen McMurray Tue Sep 2 19:08:30 1997
I am looking for information on Sarah Jane CULVER. She was born January 2, 1844, in Columbus, Ohio. She married Levi Kelly GREENLEAF, son of Levi GREENLEAF & Sarah DAGGETT, on January 20, 1862 in LaSalle, Illinois. They had 4 children while living in LaSalle, Clara, Albert, Flora and Ida Ann. By 1871 they moved to Elk City, Kansas where they had Eva A., my great-grandmother, Cora, Hayes Levi, and LeRoy Kelly GREENLEAF. Eva married Charles SWEARINGEN in Kansas in 1890. I have no information about Sarah's parents the CULVER'S/COLVER'S. If there is any family member, or reseacher who has came across Sarah please contact me.

Robert P. Lord Tue Sep 2 11:09:22 1997
Looking for the birth certificate/record for: Edwin W. LORD

Robert P. Lord Tue Sep 2 10:48:22 1997
Looking for death certificate/information and possible marriage information on: John S. LORD Died 1849 in Ottowa, IL Married to Miriah (Marie/Myra) TYLER

Steven D. Loose Tue Sep 9 04:07:21 1997
Seeking information on the Joseph and Therese (KELLER/KELBER) GLASS family of Peru, IL. Both were born in Bavaria. Their daughter, Bertha Gertrude GLASS m. Paul Richard LOOSE 25 Dec 1901 in Peru. There were other children. Believe Joseph died about 1910. Also looking for information on John Henry WIGGERS (b.3 Apr 1848 in Winterswijk, Holland, died 25 Jun 1925 in Omaha, NE.) and his second wife Karoline Wilhelmine ROLOFF (b.10 Mar 1852 in Kucherow, Neustettin, Pommern, Prussia, d. 5 Jan 1832 in Mus- catine, IA. Children Anna Wilhelmine (b. 227 Arp 1888) and Hanna (b. Oct 1889 in Peru. Would like to correspond with anyone working on these or related lines.

Steven D. Loose Tue Sep 9 04:09:01 1997
Seeking information on the Joseph and Therese (KELLER/KELBER) GLASS family of Peru, IL. Both were born in Bavaria. Their daughter, Bertha Gertrude GLASS m. Paul Richard LOOSE 25 Dec 1901 in Peru. There were other children. Believe Joseph died about 1910. Also looking for information on John Henry WIGGERS (b.3 Apr 1848 in Winterswijk, Holland, died 25 Jun 1925 in Omaha, NE.) and his second wife Karoline Wilhelmine ROLOFF (b.10 Mar 1852 in Kucherow, Neustettin, Pommern, Prussia, d. 5 Jan 1832 in Mus- catine, IA. Children Anna Wilhelmine (b. 227 Arp 1888) and Hanna (b. Oct 1889 in Peru. Would like to correspond with anyone working on these or related lines.

Nancy Golden Wed Sep 10 10:14:33 1997
Looking for information on Ellis T. WHITE. He was born in New Berlin, Chenanago, NY around 1842. Moved by 1860 to Waukesha Co. WI. Served with "Waukesha Minute Men" (28th WI) during Civil War. He Married Desire Lodema KUNEY 1865. They moved to La Salle Co and had children. He died in La Salle Co. 18 Mar, 1915. Seems as though I know a lot about him, but I don't know who his parents were, the 1850 census in Chenengo Co has a WHITE family with a son "e" age 8. I have no idea if this is my Ellis or some other White family's Edward or something. Thanks, Nancy

Pat McCord Wed Sep 10 20:01:29 1997
We are doing research on the family of Theodore H. WAIR who was born about 1869 MO. His parents were James and Elizabeth WAIR. Theodore WAIR married Bessie G. ISHAM at LaSalle Co. IL in 1901. Bessie ISHAM was born 1882 in Utica, LaSalle Co. IL to Holsey ISHAM and Emma SMITH. Theodore WAIR and Bessie ISHAM had these children; Theodore born in LaSalle Co.IL, Helen born LaSalle Co.IL, Nina born Denver Colorado, and the following that were all born in Cass Co. IA: Lela, Lulu, Hazel, Bessie, Rodney. Before Theodore WAIR's marriage to Bessie ISHAM he lived in Livingston Co.IL where he taught school. Theodore WAIR attended Valpraiso University, Valpraiso, IN. He was teaching school when Bessie WAIR met him. If you could help me with this family I would appreciate it. I do have information that I will share with you. Thank you so much.

Larry Brown Thu Sep 11 08:38:38 1997
I am looking for any information on my great grandparents George BROWN, his wife Agnes SINCLAIR. All the information I have is from my grand father David BROWN, he was born in 1875 and was from Kendall County IL. George BROWN and Agnes SINCLAIR had 10 other children besides David BROWN, I am not sure of the birth dates of any except David. They are Ross, Steve, Will, Clarence, Paul, Katie, Annie, Jim, Fred, Edgar.

Jim Moseley Fri Sep 12 06:41:42 1997
Seeking information for PITSTICK (PUETZSTUECK), LITTERSCHEID, BALENSIEFER and METZDORF families; all were associated with LaSalle County from about 1850. Henry PITSTICK,1841-1921, (aka Heinrich PUETZSTUECK), married Mary Madeline LITTERSCHEID,1846-1929, abt 1862. Both were born in Rhineland, Prussia. Henry's parents were Wilhelm PUETZSTUECK (1806-1863, buried Peterstown, IL) and Anna Margaretha WALTERSCHEID; Mary's parents were Bernard LITTERSCHEID (living in Westfield Twp, Bureau Co. 1860) and Gertrud RINGS. Cildren of this family married into family of Theodore BALENSIEFER, 1832-1909,who married Anna Marguerite METZDORF, daughter of Peter METZDORF of Chicago. All later moved to Benton Co, IN. Their children who married wer Theodore Francis BALENSIEFER and Elisabeth PITSTICK. Seeking information on any of these (or related) family lines. Have German research info to share.

Janet Peters Fri Sep 12 17:47:25 1997
Researching gt. grandparents: Guy Deloss CLARK born 1870 in LaSalle Co.,IL. / Janette THOMPSON born 1872 in Marshall Co., IL. Married 1867 (believe it was Marshall Co?). Children: Violet (Peter ZACEK) / Ida (Camden MORAN) / Lavern (Enola STANDERWICK) (Austa BENNETT). Looking for info on Guy & Janette's parents: Darwin / Frances WESTCOTT CLARK and Homer / Janet PROVEN THOMPSON. Any info on the CLARK / THOMPSON from Illinois would be appreciated. Thank You Janet Peters 5309 Hwy. 75 N lot 119 Sioux City, IA. 51108 e-mail

Nancy Tiller Sat Sep 13 00:52:10 1997
ROE, Garnet Rose - Looking for information about the family of my grandmother born 7 Oct 1881 in LaSalle, IL, married to Lewis Archie HOLTSCLAW 4 Nov 1902 in DesMoines IA (divorced) and to John Wilbert GLENN 9 Apr 1910 in Polk Co, IA, died 23 Mar 1948 in Klamath Falls OR. Sons Frank & Lewis HOLTSCLAW and Orton GLENN, daughters Bessie HOLTSCLAW and Serilda GLENN. Parents names were Orville Vermelia ROE and Kathrin Lucinda PURSE. She had a sister Sadie MOWITT and a brother Charles ROE and possibly sisters Grace and Pearl and others. I would like to hear from anyone with any information about this ROE family.

Craig Sale Sat Sep 13 11:24:17 1997
Researching Fred SALE (b. Feb 12, 1846 in Germany; d. Dec 8, 1910 in Peru, IL) Know he was known as Friedrich SALE in Germany and immigrated c. 1866. Seeking info, perhaps a death certificate, to begin tracing german roots - where did he come from, who were his parents, etc. He was married to Louisa WIEST c. 1870 in Peru. Their children were Fred G., William, Carie, Wm. Henry, and Rose.

Craig Sale Sat Sep 13 11:30:42 1997
Seeking information on WIEST( also WHIEST and WEEST) family. Mother Katharine b. Feb 2, 1817 in Germany. Husband Heinrich WIEST d. October 23, 1852 in Germany. Katharine came with children to US and settled in Peru, IL c. 1868. Known children are Louisa Wiest SALE (b. Jun 29, 1843 in Germany; d. Nov 22, 1911 in Peru) and Rosa Wiest KUTTER (b. May 17, 1846 in Germany; d. May 18, 1900 in Peru). There was also a son - name unknown. There may have been another daughter who married an Ed PETERS. Any and all additional information would be greatly appreciated.

Jeanne Webb Sat Sep 13 23:31:02 1997
Am looking for information on the BIFFEL / BIFFLE family that resided in Ottowa, La Salle county . Found them in the 1850 census. G-Grandmother Mary E. Biffel born in 1847 . would like any information on Family names. Jeanne Webb, Burton, Michigan

Alva L. Van Houten Sun Sep 14 19:16:00 1997
SANBORN, Levi, lived in Lasalle County, Il about 1840 to abt 1880. I am interested in him as possible brother to my 3G Grandfather, George W. SANBORN. Would like to contact anyone researching Levi. I am Alva L. Van Houten (e-mail [email protected])

Tom Wood Mon Sep 15 01:33:29 1997
I am looking for the RYAN/APPLEGATE/PARCHER families of Lasalle county. Specifically: Peter Ryan married Lizzie Alvira PARCHER, September 4, 1901 in Streator, Illinois. There children were Benita, born 1901, Loretta born 1903, and Veronica born 1912. Peter RYAN was the son of John Ryan and Rose Hagan, both of Streator. Lizzie PARCHER was the daughter of Flora Applegate and Mack Parcher. Flora had siblings- William, Louis, and Jim. There may Yet be others. The RYAN family of Streator in 1896 consisted of: James born 1850; Emma, born 1858;Julia born 1877; Bill born 1880; Mary born 1882; Anne born 1884; Jack born 1886; Jim born 1888; Loretta born 1890; Emily born 1892. They came from Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Does anyone recognize these names? I have photos of all, and more individuals I can't place, or are unnamed. I'd love to share. Thanks

Nancy Robinson Tue Sep 16 17:13:10 1997
Looking for the father of Robert Thomas ROBINSON born 1856 in Sandwich, Kendall Co, IL. His mother was Lydia HORNER who married 1858 to John PIERCY in Lasalle Co, IL. His parents never married.
Mary Lowe (inactive link) Wed Sep 17 14:11:04 1997
Looking for any information on Peter COSGROVE. birth 1825 Ireland, found on 1860 Lasalle co. Ill. census, with a wife Bridget birth 1825 Ireland. 5 children listed, Mary, Catherine, Anthony, Thomas, Susan. I'm unable to find him on any other census, or find a death date. Thanks, Mary Lowe.

Mary Lowe (inactive link) Wed Sep 17 14:12:40 1997
Looking for any information on Peter Cosgrove. birth 1825 Ireland, found on 1860 Lasalle co. Ill. census, with a wife Bridget birth 1825 Ireland. 5 children listed, Mary, Catherine, Anthony, Thomas, Susan. I'm unable to find him on any other census, or find a death date. Thanks, Mary Lowe.

Debbie Hogan Fri Sep 19 13:42:25 1997
Looking for Info on Michael BOYD, Civil War Veteran (1864-1865). Lived in Mendota 1850-1889. b: in Castlecoote, Roscommon, Ireland Nov. 1821 d: Mendota, IL Aug. 6, 1889 in Railroad accident. Killed by Gravel Train. Worked for Railroad. Wife Margaret CAMPBELL Boyd b: Rhode Island (Location unknown) d: Mar. 4, 1899 in Mendota. Both buried with Son Michael Jr., b: 1862 in Mendota, d: Mar. 7, 1889 in Mendota All buried in Cemetery North of town (name unknown). Other Children Ellen, John, Catherine, Margaret.

Marilyn Ellsworth-Roman Fri Sep 19 17:10:33 1997
Seeking information on Eliphalet ELSWORTH/ELLSWORTH and his descendants who lived in La Salle Co 1850.

Louise Cook Sun Sep 21 09:58:06 1997
Surname SCHOMAS Is anybody working on this line in LaSalle County in the 1850's

dsimpson Sun Sep 21 19:31:08 1997
birth, death, and marriage records of the following residents of Lasalle and Lee counties in Illinois

Marti Koehler Mon Sep 22 01:59:52 1997
I am looking for information on Wesley WHITE born in Dana, La Salle, Illinois 17 Sept 1874. His siblings were: Shelpey, William, George, Mary, Lida. I don't have the parents names. I believe that Weslely was the youngest and George the oldest. Wesley WHITE married Lillie CYR in Concordia, KS on 6 Nov. 1901. Wesley WHITE died 9 Jan 1968 in Miltonvale, KS. Any information of this family would be appreciated. Thank you.

Virginia Dial Tue Sep 23 14:02:17 1997
LAMBERT and HUGHES Families - LAMBERT, John DELOSS born 1824 in New York married HUGHES, Catherine born 1834 in Pennslyvania. They were married in 1853 at Earlville (LaSalle) Ill. Catherine's parents were Edward HUGHES and Mary HISE. Catherine and John D. had 13 children (Flora, Lottie,Edward J., Theodore W., J. William, Henry D., Eudora, Georgianna, Elizabeth, Hattie B., Nettie M., Minzo, Stella). These children married into the families of TUTTLE, KINGHAM, CATLETT, JONES, DAVIS, MATTHEWS, JAGGERS, COFFMAN, SHAFFER and WATKINS. John and Catherine LAMBERT were in LaSalle, Kendall and Livingston counties. Can anyone help me on any of these families especially the LAMBERT or HUGHES families?

David A. Linnig Tue Sep 23 14:23:08 1997
Seeking info on descendants of Johann LINNIG, who emigrated to Peru IL in 1852. He was born in Prussia ca.1810-20. About 1840 he married Anna Catherine HOVER and they had six children while they resided in Germany: Marie Aloise Linnig b. 1841, Marie Elizabeth Linnig b. 1845, Heinrich Linnig b. 1846, Heinrich Joseph Linnig b. 1848, Wilhelmina Linnig b. 1849 and Johann Peter Linnig b.1851. The family had been in Peru a short time when a cholera epidemic claimed the lives of both parents and the two infants. The orphans went to live with the family of Anton BIRKENBEUHL(sp?) and were reared in their home. I have much on the family of the elder Heinrich, but little on the others. The elder Heinrich married Sarah REAM and later became a successful jeweler in Peru. They had seven children (Henry Frank Linnig born 1/20/1869, Charles Edward Linnig born 5/27/1872, William Benjamin Linnig born 11/11/1874, Joseph John Linnig born 11/5/1876, Frank Max Linnig born 3/6/1879, Edwin Hugh Linnig born 6/13/1881 [my grandfather], and Viola Etta Linnig born 9/4/1888 Heinrich Joseph was killed in 1862 at the battle of Stone's River (TN). Marie Aloise Linnig married a man named STRUNCK. Maria Elizabeth Linnig married a man named DUESMANN. Would appreciate any info on LINNIG, STRUNCK, DUESMANN, and BIRKENBEUHL.

Joyce McGaughey Tue Sep 23 18:48:56 1997
I am looking for a marriage date for Thomas Anthony MCNAMARA and Catherine C. CONNOLLY. Thomas was born in Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois on July 31, 1860. His father's name was Matthew McNamara and his mother's name was Susan. We do not know her maiden name. Two of their children were born in Streator, Edward A. on October 17, 1882, and Mary Matilda, born May 22, 1884. Also, Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

James Penne Wed Sep 24 08:15:03 1997
I am seeking information on Johann Gerhard PENNE (PENNY, PINNE) Johann Was born in Germany 1806-1811. His wife's name was Elizabeth and they had children...Peter, William, Catherine, Elizabeth Ann, Dorthea (Theodora). They arrived in LaSalle County, Illinois sometime in 1847 and lived there until 1856 when they moved to Iowa

Edward Stransenback Thu Sep 25 07:33:16 1997
I am looking for help in finding the parents of my great grandfather, Edward STRAUSENBACH who lived outside of Wenona, Illinois during the mid 1800s. He served in Civil War 61st Infantry, Company I from Eagleton. Born in 1842, location is unknown, wife was former Zetella HAPNER (HEPNER) of Ohio. He died in 1918 and is buried in Wenona cemetery. I would like to find his father and mother and having problems locating names. I believe family was

neil worthingham Thu Sep 25 09:28:54 1997
Interested in any information on Charles M. WORTHINGHAM (born 6/5/61) and Lydia m. WORTHINGHAM (born 8/31/49). They were the children of Morrison Worthingham and Sarah Ann Worthingham (BARKER). Morrison was killed near Murphreesburo Tennessee on 12/31/61. He was a 2nd Lt. with the 100th Illinois, Co. "K" out of Joliet. Sarah later married Enos BROWN on 3/8/65 but Charles and Lydia were made the custody of Wellington B. Worthingham (Morrison's father or brother?) on 3/24/65. I believe the children stayed in Joliet while Sarah and Enos moved to LaSalle County. Sarah was later awarded guardianship of Charles on 2/26/69. Lydia was already over 18 years of age. Events in Joliet were in Will county and events in LaSalle county took place in Ottawa. That's where my trail runs cold. I am trying to make a connection between Morrison Worthingham and any Worthinghams in Minnesota. Thank You very much.

Jerrry Strabeck Thu Sep 25 22:35:35 1997
Carl STRICKERT Civil War Vet of B Co 82nd Inf. Place of origin New Bremen Germany. Possible Childrens names Fredrick, Carl ,William, Marie

Janet Peters Fri Sep 26 11:22:21 1997
Researching grt.gd.parents: Guy D. CLARK b. 1871 Ottawa (LaSalle Co) IL. Married: Janette E. THOMPSON 1892 Guy's parents: Darwin / Frances WESTCOTT CLARK. Any info on this family would be appreciated. Thank You Janet Peters 5309 Hiway 75 N. #119 Sioux City, IA. 51108 [email protected]

Lucy Green Fri Sep 26 21:10:36 1997
George Washington JAKWAY, wife Amanda Jane BUCK JAKWAY, and her sister Sylvia Ann BUCK and brother Nicholas BUCK were all living in Farm Ridge Twp. LaSalle County Il. and were counted on the census. Sylvia Ann BUCK was 16 yrs. at the time. She Married a man with surname ADAMS. I would like to know what is name was and the date of marriage. Would also appreciated any help that can be given on the JAKWAY surname in that area at that time. Thank you for your help.

Alice Rose Sun Sep 28 09:11:38 1997
In LaSalle County, I am looking for info on these 3 brothers who were born in Ireland. Patrick KELLY, Charles KELLY, & Daniel KELLY. Patrick's wife (no name) died and was buried at Ottawa about 1874. He moved to Pratt County, Kansas , where he homesteaded. On Oct 31, 1891 he was killed by a train and his body was taken back to Ottawa for burial. Any help appreciated. My grandmother , Alice Kelly MAAS was a sister of these Kelly boys.

Pat Weber Fri Oct 3 19:28:39 1997
AVERY, Thompson born in NY about 1813? Was he first married to Amanda REYNOLDS? He is in 1860 LaSalle Co census doing farm labor. In 1863 he married Jemima TRIPP in Kendall Co. I believe she was married to Benjamin TRIPP before that. Thompson and Jemima are buried in Mt Auburn Cem in Benton Co Iowa. Appreciate any info on AVERY or TRIPP. Was Thompson AVERY the father of William H AVERY who was born in NY about 1840 and lived in Dekalb Co until after Civil War? Or Who was William AVERY's family? And was this the William H AVERY who was married to Hattie HINSDALE in 1862???

Austin Martin Fri Oct 3 20:08:28 1997
Allen MARTIN (b. abt. 1842, Tennessee) was a resident of Hickory Point, Illinois, in LaSalle county. He was a resident during the year of 1866. He later married Luciuda (Lucinda) HIBBARD. She later died near Cullom, Illinois, in Livingston county, 1886. Any information on the location of Hickory Point, or research pertaining to MARTIN or HIBBARD lines, please contact me.

Mike Schmidt Sun Oct 5 16:59:15 1997
PEARCE, William aka Willets b.1817 in Rhode Island Lived in Mendota in La Salle Co. during the 1860, 1870, 1880 Census married to Anna b. 1823 in New York They had 5 children all born in NY except for Eliza who was probably born in Mendota around 1853 PEARCE worked as a merchant in Mendota and I would like any information you can give me on this family.

Marjorie Matzen Mon Oct 6 09:58:03 1997
I am looking for more information on my g. grandparents, Harry and Mary DICK. They migrated NY>Wi>Il. They had 3 children, Monroe, Jaspar, d.o.b. 1867 in LaSalle Co. Their third child is Louisa b. 1858 and she was b. In Wi. When they migrated to Il. she was Baptized in the Il., River. Methodist Church. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you.

Judie Sat Oct 11 00:15:03 1997
I am doing research on my great great grandfather, Dennis TUCKER who came from Ireland 1856-7 and married Catherine KEILY on April 13, 1857 in St Patrick's Catholic Church in La Salle. I am not sure if this church in in La Salle city or somewhere in the county. They had 5 children - Mary Ann 1858, Martin 1860, Patrick Thomas 1861 (my grandfather), Dennis 1862, and Ellen 1863. Catherine Keily died between the birth of Ellen and when Dennis married his second wife, Elizabeth NIERTNEY on May 22, 1865. They had one son, John born April19,1966. Elizabeth died 2 days later on April 21, 1866 and John died at almost 4 months old in Aug. of 1866. Dennis married Bridget COSGROVE GAVIN in 1867 and they lived in La Salle city until they moved to Elmo Kansas in 1872. I know that Dennis had a sister Bridget Tucker who married Patrick RUANI in April 1865 and a brother Martin who I know very little about.

Phyllis Crane Kuykendall Mon, 10 Nov 1997
Seeking information on Ralph King CRANE b. 24 Apr 1876 probably in Ottawa, IL to Frederick F. Crane (25 Feb 1837; d. 19 Sep 1923) and Caroline Elizabeth TITLOW Crane (b. 13 Sept 1839; d. 20 Jan 1916).

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Seek info on -- BOMGARDNER family, Michael & Lucetta--from Pa to ILL--had 3 out of 6 children in LaSalle Co- Emma Jane, Harvey N and Charles (A?)...where/what happened to Charles (b-1858),also!! Part of the family moved on to KS then to CA.

Linda Ann Harney Sun, 16 Nov 1997
Looking for information on Philander DOWD. He is shown as a soldier of the 12th Infantry CO. B for the Civil War out of Mendota. I believe he was born in Vinton Cty, Ohio and moved to the Mendota area and possibly met his wife Sarah Alice there. I do not know her maiden name. There is a grave in Macarthur, Ohio for a Philander DOWD b Oct. 14, 1838 and d August 5, 1859. These dates do not give the chance of Philander being in the Civil War, but this name is unusual and I am hoping to find a connection. He supposedly had a daughter named Rose. Linda
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Seeking James R. ARNETT b. 3-24-1841 Ky. m. Sarah GREELEY 3-19-1868, Bureau Co.,IL. Lived in LaSalle, IL. 1869 - 1874? Issue Henry> Alice> Edith> Arthur. James d. 12-30-1876 Marengo Co.,IA...Nancy

Kim Eaton : Thu, 27 Nov 1997
-James John MILLAY -b. ax. 1819 Maine -d. ??? -m. 07/06/1876 LaSalle County (Ottowa) -spouse Lydia COLEMAN -children from previous marriage Julia, Clara, Emma, John -first wife - Harriett HART MILLAY -divorced about 1871 to 1876 Possibly in IL Hoping to find out anything about James that might point me in a direction of where he died, or his parents. Were there any forms that had to be filled out before Marriage ? Divorce info ?? -Charles MILLAY -b.1854 - 6 ? Possible Il or Maine -d. ??-m. 12/30/1876 LaSalle County (Ottowa) -Spouse - Lavina or Savina or Sevina DAY b. 1858 Pennsylvania -child Charles B 1879 IL more children ??? Hoping to find Charles' parents names or anything on him or wife Thank you for whatever you can provide. I have looked for James John for whatever happened to him after he remarried. He just disappeared. Thank you so much - Kim Eaton

Regina Dupree : Sun, 30 Nov 1997
I am trying to find a birth record, or any other information on the person below She was born in Newark Ill, but I was told that she might have been in LaSalle County since it was so close to Kendall County and there is no record of birth for her there. Any information would be great. Minnie Grace ELLIS born June 28,1884 Father- William Ernest ELLIS Mother- ? Thank you Regina Dupree

Susan Penrod Sun, 30 Nov 1997
   
ALDRICH, Charles b. 9 Nov 1816 in Barnstable, MA + PRESSLER, Isabella b. 1815 in NY appear in Meriden, La Salle County, IL in the 1870 census, with children Lewis 23, David 22, Mary 17, Amelia 15, George D. 13, all born in NY. Another son William also lived in Meriden before moving to Nebraska in about 1885: ALDRICH, William b. Feb 1852 in NY + [O']HERRON, Julia b. Sep 1847 in NY Children: 1. Mary Aldrich b. 28 Jan 1872/1875 in Meriden, IL; d. 23 Jul 1947 + Nelson Reighart STEWART b.24 Oct 1866/1868, d. 7 Sep 1951 2. Benson ALDRICH b. Nov 1877 in Meriden, d. 1942 + Hilda Bertha ANDERSON b.1885 3. Nellie Aldrich b. Nov 1877 in Meriden 4. Frank Aldrich b. May 1879 in Nebraska 5. Harry Aldrich b. Apr 1882 in IL 6. Grace Aldrich b. Oct 1884 in IL 7. David Aldrich b. Sep 1886 in NE 8. Joseph Aldrich b. Apr 1889 in NE 9. George M. Aldrich b. Jul 1891 in NE 10. Sarah J. Aldrich b. May 1895 in NE + Harry STOUT I'm looking for cousins! I also have some info on the families of Lorenzo and Stephen Aldrich, distant cousins who were also in Meriden at this time. Thanks, Susan Penrod

David R. Weller : Thu, 4 Dec 1997
HAU, William Peru, La Salle Co. Spouse -
Kay M. Diers Thu, 04 Dec 1997
Looking for anyone who walks in the Peru City Cemetery quite often. I met a couple who walks there frequently, but the wife never wrote yet. Searching for HARTFIEL - SOMMERFELT names in the Cemetery. Heard that someone is reading all the stones and transcribing them... Are they finished yet?

David L. Heller : Sun, 07 Dec 1997
Researching Bernard LISS, Richmond, Indiana, Daughter Mary LISS married Johann Heinrich HELLER cir.1875-80, moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Bernard had another LISS nearby (brother), notes not handy right now. E-mail me for more info. David L. Heller at [email protected]

Saleoe 
William James LYONS son of James LYONS. William, son of James, was born in Streator March 10, 1931. Mother = Margarite LYONS, maiden name unknown.

CARYL A MITCHELL : Sun, 14 Dec 1997
INKS, Thomas D married PATTERSON, Matilda moved to LaSalle County, IL in early 1860's from Fayette County, PA. Resided in Ottawa. Daughter Mary married Daniel PETERSON; daughter Alice married George LANE; other daughter married Asbury HUFFMAN. Other surnames in this family include HAYNES and NEWBURN. Want to hear from descendants of this family.
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LaSalle County Query: Looking for any information on John Winslow DODGE and family, John was born June 1, 1831 in Roma, Oneida County, New York. His father was Peter INGERFIELD DODGE, and his mother was Hannah Frances RAYMOND. He married El Myra Lois (Lois) HARNDEN on July 27,1853. She was born February 25, 1833 in Wheaton, Du Page County, Illinois. They had eleven children born in Iowa and Illinois. I have a picture taken in Mendota, La Salle County, Illinois, around 1862. Any information would be wonderful. Thanks M. Olds Don, Thanks for your work and help

Kevin Hall : Sat, 20 Dec 1997
My apologies on the previous incomplete message. I curse these web browsers constantly for picking "ctrl H" which Used To be backspace for their "send message" shortcut! :) Anyway...I'm trying to find out more about my HALL background. Charles Augustus Hall was my Great Grandfather. Charles Augustus HALL b. 19 Feb 1845 Ottawa, IL parents: Joseph Hall and Sarah Bryant GURLEY Joseph Hall b. 06 Mar 1816 in NY, but died in IL (possibly at homestead at Troy Grove, LaSalle Co, IL)John Hall (father of Joseph Hall) b. 15 Jul 1781 also in NY d. in Troy Grove for sure, unknown date Spouse of John Hall and mother of Joseph Hall was Hannah WEED. Thanks in advance for any info anyone can provide. Kevin

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John C QUINN married Bridget MCDONOUGH abt 185?; lived in Ottawa. John Quinn drowned leaving Bridget 5 dtrs to raise. There were Josephine, Jane, Julia, two others. Julia married James F WARREN of Rock Island/Moline abt 1880. Any info appreciated. John at [email protected]

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name : Ruth CUMMINS born in Eldorado Illinois in 1898 married William SABEL and had 5 children died in 1983 please any information about her lineage would be appreciated

David Fair Thu, 25 Dec 1997
Looking for info. on Angeline RANSOM. B.oct.28, 1845 in LaSalle Co. IL .She married a William Wells Griffith ONG Feb 281867 in Putman IL. Possiblethat Ransom IL was named after her family. Had a daughter Jennie Jan. 4,1868 in IL. Nickname A.J. or Jennie. David Fair [email protected]

David Fair Thu, 26 Dec 1997
Looking for info. on Angeline RANSOM. B.oct.28, 1845 in LaSalle Co. IL She married a William Wells Griffith ONG Feb 281867 in Putman IL. Possible that Ransom IL was named after her family. Had a daughter Jennie Jan. 4,1868 in IL. Nickname A.J. or Jennie. David Fair [email protected]

 Samantha Sun, 28 Dec 1997
Searching for information on parents of NEWTON, Daphne Alice Daphne's date of birth: 12/13/16 Place of birth: Marseilles, IL Mother's name: Mildred E. JONES Father's name: Edgar Newton Please send any information to:[email protected] as I may not be at current address for long. Thank you!

Bob Macfarlane Mon, 29 Dec 1997
We are trying to find information on Henry Thomas VOGELSBERG, son of Thomas VOGELSBERG and Catharina (TRAPPEN) VOGELSBERG. Henry was born 13 July 1881 in Potosi Township, WI. He was married to Olive A. TAYLOR in Earlville, LaSalle County, IL on 29 Nov. 1906. Henry and Olive had a daughter, Mary Caroline born in Earlville on 9 Jun 1909. Henry and Olive apparently did not settle in Earlville, as they were reported as living in Cleveland, OH and Madison, WI in the 19309s. I would appreciate any information on Henry and his family that might be on record in LaSalle County. I9m wondering if there might be a marriage record, possibly a birth record for Mary and/or any other children they may have had in LaSalle County. Thanks for your kind assistance.

John F. O'Brien

Information on the following would be appreciated: Jeremiah CROTTY Born May 8, 1799 Cork, Ireland Died July 28, 1879 Seneca, Illinois Founder of the Village of Crotty later changed to Seneca. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks, John F. O'Brien [email protected]

Tedd Mon, 29 Dec 1997
TAYLOR, George & Elizabeth (PHILPOT)Children : George John Joseph Margret Anson G. Burdette Charles R. Mary Emily E. Alfred J. Frank This family lived in Grand Ridge and Streator from 1857 - 1906 Theodore Edward George North John Theodore Nellie G. These Taylors lived in Streator from 1876-1950Any information please contact: Tedd @ : MrMonte70 @ aol.com

Robert Langellier Mon, 29 Dec 1997
POUTRE, J. B. and Sophia (PARE or PERRY) Sophia was born 2/24/1822 in Canada. J.B. was born about 1815 Canada. Believed to have been married in Canada and Came to Ill.(St. Anne) in about 1853. Sophia died 4/22/1912 in Ottawa,Ill. and was buried in St. Anne, Iroquois Co., Ill. Looking for locations of birth in French-Canada and names of parents of each. Please e-mail me at [email protected]  

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