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Queries 1998 Jun-Aug

Surnames: KILLORAN
Submitter: Barbara Goodall ([email protected])
Date: 31 Aug 1998

I am researching the Killoran name in LaSalle. I know my grandfather, Michael, was a glassblower. Was there a glass factory in the area and could that be a reason so many Irish settled there? Thanks for the answer.

Surnames: WHALEN
Submitter: Patrick Whalen ([email protected])
Date: 31 Aug 1998

WHALEN I have an obituary for my g-granfather Edward Whalen. It gives his birth as September 7, 1862 in Ottawa, Illinois. It gives his father and mother as John and Mary Whalen. Looking for information on John, Mary or Edward

Surnames: WALLING WALING
Submitter: Judy White ([email protected])
Date: 30 Aug 1998

WALLING-WALING: I do research on the Walling family.In reading the LaSalle County 1860 census, I find two families on p 783 that may be Wallings, but I think I probably just can't read the writing. Perhaps someone can identify these families: First family is U.G. [Waling?] (28, m, farmer, $1600,$360,b NY) & family members Catherine (28, b NY),Lorenzo (5, b NY), Orlando (3, b IL), Edwin (2, b IL).Second family is James [Waling?] (33, m, Farmer, $3600, $260, b NY) & family members Mary (30, b ME), & 3children b IL: Andrew (5), Leroy(3), Nelson (1).

Surnames: ZEA
Submitter: Earl Zea ([email protected])
Date: 27 Aug 1998

Looking for information on John William Zea, born Oct 18, 1835 in Schoharie County, New York. His father was William Zea, born in Schoharie County, New York in 1812.The family moved to LaSalle County, Ill. in 1846. Another son, Lyman L. Zea was born in LaSalle County, Sept. 20, 1849. Family legend says that during the Colonial period, three brothers by the name of Zea crossed the Atlantic from Holland to Manhattan Island. Two of these brothers later returned to Holland and one remained in Manhattan. We have no records from the original Zea brother to William Zea. Anyone with any information on Zeas please contact us.

Surnames: TOWNER DEWEY
Submitter: Tim Towner ([email protected])
Date: 26 Aug 1998

Looking for information on the Leonard Towner family. He lived in La Salle County in the town of Ophir starting in 1833. He married Julia Dewey and raised 14 children. If you have any information on this family please contact me. Thanks

Surnames: CARRIER SCHOENLEIN
Submitter: Jerri Huston ([email protected])
Date: 24 Aug 1998

Seeking info on CARRIER family in LaSalle Co.,Ill during 1860's. My g-grandfather ELDORADO C. CARRIER was born May 17,1861 to DAVID and EMMA CARRIER in Pers LaSalle Co. The family must have moved to Meigs Co., OH because ELDORADO marr. MARGARET SCHOENLEIN there and died there. DAVID, EMMA, ELDORADO, MAGGIE, FRANK and ALBERTA CARRIER are buried beside each other in the Middleport, OH cem. There is also a Warren Carrier buried in the cem there. Any help would be appreciated.

Surnames: OGLESBY
Submitter: Meghan McCuistion ([email protected])
Date: 24 Aug 1998

Oglesby, Perla b. 11/9/1892 looking for father's name, mother's name, any brothers or sisters born to this family and address where they lived.

Surnames: BAKER BOWERS
Submitter: Jerry Baker ([email protected])
Date: 22 Aug 1998

Seeking info. on James N. Baker who farmed in LaSalle County 1850-1860. Also Cornelius Bowers in 1850.

Surnames: KRAMER
Submitter: John Chambers ([email protected])
Date: 21 Aug 1998

Need immigration data on Karl Kramer, aka Charles Kramer, Carl Kramer, etc. Farmer in S. LaSalle and Livingston counties. Born 4 Feb 1830 in Hanover, Germany. Probably immigrated ca. 1850s to S. LaSalle County. Lack any data on immigration date, port of entry, ship, etc. Married Doris Reuter 2 June 1869 at Ottawa. Died 19 Jan 1883 in sinking of Cimbria in North Sea. Naturalized 27 Sep 1878 at Ottawa. Will dated 27 Sep 1878. Homestead in Otter Creek Township, LaSalle County on 160 acres in SW corner, Sec. 36.

Surnames: BRADISH
Submitter: Joy Mattli ([email protected])
Date: 17 Aug 1998

Charles Bradish was a Private from LaSalle County serving aug 1862 to June 6 1965. Would like to contact persons related to this person. Joy Mattli e-mail

Surnames: RAAB
Submitter: Gail Caraway ([email protected])
Date: 17 Aug 1998

looking for any info about the family of JOSEPH RAAB, he was born abt. 1832 in Prussia, his wife Catherine Graley was born about 1837 in Ireland, they lived in or around Ottawa, Ill. during the 1860's and 70's, all of their children were born there, they are Austin; William; Mary; John; James; Nellie; and Alice. Any help would be appreciated, I have the 1880 Grundy Co., Ill. census. Gail

Surnames: MCGUIRE MARTIN DEE HEBEL
Submitter: John McGuire ([email protected])
Date: 16 Aug 1998

I'm searching for relatives in the LaSalle- Peru area. Both of my parents were born in the area. John Peter McGuire in 1922, son of Peter Vincent McGuire and Mabel McGuire, nee Dee; and Mary Lucinda Martin, born in 1924, daughter of Matthew Martin and Frances Martin, nee Hebel. I'm paticularly interested in tracing Peter Vincent McGuire's line. I'm not sure where he was born. Thank you, John McGuire

Surnames: CAIN
Submitter: Jan Guiliano ([email protected])
Date: 16 Aug 1998

Need to find out which CATHOLIC CHURCHES would have been in existance in the LOSTANT area in the 1860's. Trying to find the burial site of AUSTIN CAIN in 1860's

Surnames: RHINHOLD REINHOLD REINERT STONEBURNER
Submitter: Lynne ([email protected])
Date: 13 Aug 1998

Searching for any information regarding my grandfather, Thurman A. REINERT. He was the son of J. Rhinhold (Reinhold?) REINERT and Nellie STONEBURNER. We know he was born in Earlville, in 1881. The family is seen around 1900 in Aurora, Illinois..then disappears for the most part after 1926. Any help greatly appreciated. Lynne

Surnames: PARAT KUSEK
Submitter: Lynda Hunn ([email protected])
Date: 13 Aug 1998

I'm looking for information pertaining to the Parat's and Kusek's (specifically that line of Kusek's with Joseph and Thecla Kusek). Both families, at some point, are believed to be buried in St. Valentine's Cemetary, Peru. I have not been able to track down this cemetery. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Also any additional information regarding the family lines would be great. Thanks.

Surnames: BRYAN
Submitter: Tracie ([email protected])
Date: 11 Aug 1998

Searching for descendants of George BRYAN and Susan BRYAN. Came to LaSalle Co abt1850 from Brown Co OH. They lived in the LaSalle Co area abt 20 years, possibly longer. Children: John BRYAN b. abt 1844 OH, Thomas BRYAN b. 3 Feb 1847 OH, William H. BRYAN b. abt 1849 OH, Daniel W. BRYAN b. abt 1856 IL, Harrison BRYAN b. abt 1858 IL, George BRYAN b. abt 1862 IL, Ovilla BRYAN b. abt 1864. Any information appreciated!

Surnames: HIGHLAND BALDWIN
Submitter: Joanne Wilken ([email protected])
Date: 08 Aug 1998

1870 IL census Farm Ridge Twp., LaSalle Co. Nellie HIGHLAND age 20 b PA domestic servant listed with Elmer BALDWIN. Is there a marriage for Nellie in LaSalle Co.? Who are her parents/siblings?

Surnames: HOLMES FLANNAGAN
Submitter: Justin Holmes ([email protected])
Date: 06 Aug 1998

I am searching for any information on the Holmes/Flannagan family from the late 1800's to early 1900's.

Surnames: CHESLICK CIESLAK CHESLIC KOEHLER
Submitter: Malcolm Melcher ([email protected])
Date: 06 Aug 1998

I am trying to locate the birthplace of the following: 1. Father: Jacobus Thomas Cheslick/Cieslak. Probably born in Poznan area of Prussia/Poland in about 1820. Lived in Peru, LaSalle Co., ILL. in 1859-1864; Believed to have died in 1864. 2. Daughter: Susanna Cheslic/Cheslick Koehler. Born l4-9-1848 probably in Poznan area of Prussia/Poland. Lived in Peru, LaSalle Co., ILL. in 1859-1867; married Carl Koehler around 1867; they moved to Ellinwood, Kansas where she died and was buried in 1943. Thank you very much. Malcolm Melcher

Surnames: CHESLICK CIESLAK CHESLIC KOEHLER
Submitter: Malcolm Melcher ([email protected])
Date: 06 Aug 1998

I am trying to locate the birthplace of the following: 1. Father: Jacobus Thomas Cheslick/Cieslak. Probably born in Poznan area of Prussia/Poland in about 1820. Lived in Peru, LaSalle Co., ILL. in 1859-1864; Believed to have died in 1864. 2. Daughter: Susanna Cheslic/Cheslick Koehler. Born l4-9-1848 probably in Poznan area of Prussia/Poland. Lived in Peru, LaSalle Co., ILL. in 1859-1867; married Carl Koehler around 1867; they moved to Ellinwood, Kansas where she died and was buried in 1943. Thank you very much. Malcolm Melcher

Surnames: BOSTON THOMAS HAYES
Submitter: Klayton W Hayes ([email protected])
Date: 04 Aug 1998

Any information on Henry Hayes born 12/25/1841 died 11/11/1916 married Emma Boston 5/26/1867

Surnames: SLINGSBY
Submitter: ed slingsby ([email protected])
Date: 04 Aug 1998

I want to gather information on the Slingsby family. I've done a little research and know that William Slingsby bought land in LaSalle County n0v.5, 1873. I'd like to know If the family was in Lasalle county prior to this date.

Surnames: FERRITER/FARRITOR FITZGERALD CALLAHAN
Submitter: Audrey Annable Franklin ([email protected])
Date: 03 Aug 1998

I am looking for any FERRITER/FARRITOR in Streator in the latter 1800s. My GGgrandmother, Honora Fitzgerald Ferriter moved there from Towanda PA in the 1860safter my grandfather died. Most of her children moved with her. Streator was the place where"relatives were". She had emigrated with John FERRITER from County Kerry, Ireland in the early 1840s. One Gaunt (Jo Ferriter) married a Callahan there. Audrey Annable Franklin

Surnames: BARTLETT NORTON
Submitter: David Youngblood ([email protected])
Date: 03 Aug 1998

Have information that James Coombs BARTLETT died 9/7/1881 and is buried in LaSalle, IL. Does anyone have information on cemeteries in LaSalle that might verify this burial? James Coombs BARTLETT was the husband of Mary Jerusha NORTON BARTLETT.

Surnames: OLSON GAARD
Submitter: Gloria Jackson ([email protected])
Date: 03 Aug 1998

Looking for birth date of Andrew O. OLSON, born around 1862, in LaSalle County, IL. Parents, Ole J. OLSON and Bertha A. Gaard. Thank-you in advance for your help...

Submitter: Charles Sinks ([email protected])
Date: 02 Aug 1998

Is there any record of Sinks in co. early censes

Surnames: MYERS Submitter: Ron Myers ([email protected])
Date: 02 Aug 1998

I am looking for information about William B. Myers, born in Pennsylvania around 1846 to German immigrants. I have confirmed using census data that he resided in Mendota in Lasalle County in 1870. While living in Mendota, he and his wife Jenny, also from Pennsylvania, had two sons; Charles Henry born in 1868 and James A. born around 1870. By 1880 William had left Mendota and moved to Bloomington in McLean county and apparently had remarried to Cevila Jane (?). A birth record for Charles or James would be a huge help in my research. There may also be a marriage record in LaSalle County for William and Cevila.

Surnames: MCDONALD
Submitter: Kathleen High ([email protected])
Date: 01 Aug 1998

Seeking information on the MC DONALD family of LaSalle Co/ Utica, listed on the 1860as: MC DONALD, Barney 40M Laborer b. Ireland Anna 70F " Catherine 30F Illinois Bernard 3M " Michael 5M " Barney 8M " James 12M Ireland This family was Catholic and it is thought that Anna died between 1860-70, when they relocated to Iroquois Co, IL. What RC church existed in this area during the 1860's? What cemetery?

Surnames: SMITH HOBSON HOBART HOPKINS
Submitter: Derre Maybury ([email protected])
Date: 31 Jul 1998

I am searching for decendants of Hyatt SMITH b1796, CT, died in La Salle Co.,IL, Sept1850. He was married to Betsey HOBART. They lived in NY - OH - IL. They had several children. Percy, Albert, Lucy Ann m Charles HOPKINS, Lucetta m Richard SALMON, Mary, Elizabeth and Samantha m Robert Moore HOBSON (our line). There were other siblings, but do not know their names.

Surnames: SMITH HOBART
Submitter: Derre Maybury ([email protected])
Date: 31 Jul 1998

I am searching for decendants of Hyatt SMITH died in La Salle Co., IL Sept 1850. He was married to Betsey HOBART. They lived in NY - OH - IL. They had several children. Percy, Albert, Lucy Ann, Lucetta, Elizabeth and Samantha (our line). There were other siblings, but do not know their names.

Surnames: MERRICK KIRBY MOLONEY
Submitter: Fran Luby ([email protected])
Date: 31 Jul 1998

Looking for info on Richard MERRICK,b. abt 1846 and Mary KIRBY, b. about 1851, they were married bef.1870. They had 10 children, the first Anna, b. Jul 26,1870, she was born in La Salle Co., IL. She married James MOLONEY. Would like info on ancestors and desendants of Richard and Mary. James and Anna are my grandparents. Thank you.

Surnames: WOODWORTH NELSON
Submitter: Nancy A. Sanden ([email protected])
Date: 30 Jul 1998

Montaville L. WOODWORTH enlisted in the Civil War June 25, 1861. He listed Utica, IL as his mailing address, but served with Company I, 8th Regiment, MO Vol. I can find no record of him in 1860 IL census. I think he was listed in 1850 census from Peoria Co. Did he live in/around Utica. He married 1866 in Champaign Co., IL. This is my husband's great grandfather. Have not been able to find parents/siblings for him. Any help greatly appreciated. Wife's name was Violetta NELSON.

Surnames: BARBER TAYLOR
Submitter: Angela Somers ([email protected])
Date: 28 Jul 1998

William Henry TAYLOR was born near Marseilles in 1858, he married Etta BARBER, whowas born in 1862 in LaSalle County. Wm Taylor had two brothers: John and Albert. Etta Barber had a brother: Albert. William & Etta had 5 kids: Bernice Meriman, Earl Cass Taylor, Leslie R. Taylor, William H. Taylor Jr., and Mary Wosser. William died in 1937 and Etta died in 1934,both in California. Anyone recognize the Barber or Wm H. Taylor names? Thanks!

Surnames: SINKS
Submitter: Charles Sinks ([email protected])
Date: 26 Jul 1998
My grand-pa and family lived in Mendota in the early 1900, I was wondering if they were in any of the censes of the late 1800 & 1900. Charles Sinks

Surnames: BEMIS DART
Submitter: Marion Harris ([email protected])
Date: 25 Jul 1998
Seeking any information on Alice Bemis Dart who died in Ottawa during the 1850-60 time frame. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Marion Harris

Surnames: BARNHART DAUGHERITY SMITH Submitter: Sharon Dorland ([email protected])
Date: 25 Jul 1998
I am searching for information on Jacob BARNHART and some of his children and their families: John W; Lemuel; Sally Ann who married John DAUGHERITY; and Joseph whomarried Kissiah SMITH. The SMITHs, BARNHARTs, and DAUGHERITYs have a familial relationship in both Streator and Sumner, MO. If you have any information on these families that you would like to share, please contact me.

Surnames: GAGE ROGERS ARMSTRONG
Submitter: Anita Gage ([email protected])
Date: 24 Jul 1998
I am looking for information on SHUBAL ROGERS and TENNEY ARMSTRONG. Their daughter MARTHA ARMINTA ROGERS married THOMAS WHIPPLE GAGE, son of JESSEGAGE and MARIA GAGE. Shubal was from N.Y. and they were in La Salle Co. Thomas and Martha came to Linn Co. KS.

Surnames: SKEFFINGTON STOCKPOLE COAKELY
Submitter: Howard Skeffington ([email protected])
Date: 24 Jul 1998

Any further detail on the family of Patrick and Nora (STOCKPOLE) SKEFFINGTON, emigrated abt. 1850 from Ottawa, Canada. Patrick dies in La Salle Co. in 1876, Nora in 1882. Their oldest son, Michael SKEFFINGTON, born 1837 in Ottawa, Canada, was a farmer in Bureau Co. Michael married in La Salle Co. on March 5, 1867 to Eilzabeth COAKELY, daughter of Cornelius COAKELY. Two other sons, Peter and Patrick SKEFFINGTON, apparently moved to Champaign Co., probably after the Civil War. Any further information on this family appreciated.

Surnames: BRANNAGAN HENNIGAN BRANIGAN HENIGAN BRANAGAN Submitter: Joan Diamond ([email protected])
Date: 24 Jul 1998

I am looking for records on the Brannagan family -sometimes spelled Branagan or Branigan. Also, I am interested in the Henigan family, sometimes spelled Hennigan. I have the name of one John Walter Brannagan from Ottowa, Il.

Surnames: LAMB FREEMAN Submitter: Marita Brewer-Lee ([email protected])
Date: 24 Jul 1998

Clark LAMB, born NY abt. 1827, his wife Eliza and dau. Addie resided town of Mendota, LaSalle Co. IL. in 1860. With them were his parents, Lansing LAMB, born abt. 1788 in NY, and Ruth LAMB born abt. 1795 in NY. My g-g grandmother, Lucy FREEMAN- LAMB, born NY. 1822, widow of Dwight LAMB, also lived in Mendota, La Salle Co. IL. in 1860. In 1850 Dwight and Lucy LAMB and children resided Peru, La Salle Co. IL. Seeking LAMB family information.

Surnames: MOCKIEWICZ MOCZKIEWICZ JARACZEWSKI
Submitter: Tom Palczynski ([email protected])
Date: 16 Jul 1998

Vincent Mockiewicz/Moczkiewicz-lived in Peru, IL. D.O.D. 1910? Anton Jaraczewski - lived in Peru, IL.

Surnames: MITCHELL RICHARDS
Submitter: Pat Perkins ([email protected])
Date: 15 Jul 1998

Looking for information on James Burton MITCHELL, born Aug. 18, 1873, and wife Clara Alnora RICHARDS, born Feb. 28, 1878. Their daughter, Estella Clara MITCHELL, was born Aug. 23, 1893, in Streator, La Salle County, Ill. Any information appreciated.

Surnames: MOORHEAD MOREHEAD PORTER
Submitter: Jim Innis ([email protected])
Date: 15 Jul 1998

MOORHEAD/MOREHEAD, Joseph, b. Dec. 1860, and wf. Lena, nee PORTER, b. July1875, lived Deer Park Twp., LaSalle Co., 1900. In family were daughters Grace, b. July1896, and Ruth, b. Jan. 1900, also mother-in-law, Mary PORTER, b. Apr. 1828, OH. Desire marriage records for the daughters, death and burial data on Mary and Lena. Wish to contact any descendant. Thanks for any help.

Surnames:  BROWN GRAVES 
Submitter: Matthew Waack ([email protected])
Date: 12 Jul 1998
My great grandfather, Matthew BROWN married Ella A. GRAVES in Lostant, LaSalle County, Feb 13, 1867. He reported in his Civil War pension file that a record of the marriage is in Ottawa (county seat) and in the United Presbyterian Church (Lostant?). Looking for where to obtain a copy of the marriage record.

Surnames:  FIELD BALDWIN BAIRD
Submitter: Adele Just ([email protected])
Date: 12 Jul 1998
Martha Keyes FIELD was living with her FIELD sister who was married to Elmer BALDWIN of CT, at Farm Ridge, LaSalle Co., IL, in the 1850 census. Elmer BALDWIN was a farmer andnurseryman and also served as a representative to the Illinois Legislature. I don't know if Martha Keyes FIELD died as a spinster at LaSalle Co., married at LaSalle Co., or returned to Worcester Co. MA. I would like to find any record of her at LaSalle Co., including death record. This FIELD family from Worcestor Co., MA, named their children with a family surname as a middlename. Any help or reply would be appreciated. I descend from their sister, Charlotte Bemis FIELD, married to Daniel BAIRD, who lived at Sublette, Lee Co., IL from 1837 until Daniel's death in 1866 and Charlotte's death near the end of the 19th century.

Surnames: ADAIR 
Submitter: Paul Adair ([email protected])
Date: 12 Jul 1998
Information on Alanda Adair...served in the 147th Infantry, Company C...from Earlville, Illinois

Surnames: SIMKO 
Submitter: Susan ([email protected])
Date: 11 Jul 1998
SIMKO, Helen and Andrew known to be in Streator, IL until 1979. They formerly lived in Moline where they owned a hardware store. Any help or connection to their son most appreciated. Susan

Surnames: BANICH OJSTRSEK MREZAR OJSTRASEK OJSTERSEK 
Submitter: marianne deatsch ([email protected])
Date: 07 Jul 1998
I am looking for information on families with the last names Banich, Ojstersek (Ojstrasek, Ojstrsek), Mrezar that live(d) in Illinois. They lived in the La Salle, DePue, Oglesby area. I am specifically looking for an Ignatz Ojstersek, with variation spelling of last name.

Surnames: TUCKER 
Submitter: Doug Tucker ([email protected])
Date: 06 Jul 1998
Looking for information on family of William H.H. Tucker, born c1864 in Jay Co., IN but who later resided in LaSalle, IL. Died sometime after 1929.

Surnames: HALLMEYER MORSCHAUSER 
Submitter: Carol Eby ([email protected])
Date: 06 Jul 1998
I am looking for more information on my grandmother, Mary Ann MORSCHAUSER HALLMEYER. I know that she married Martin HALLMEYER in May 1888 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Peru, Illinois. She had a number of sisters and brothers and I would like information on these if possible.

Surnames: ENNENBACH WEIAND PRENDERGAST COLEMAN CARR 
Submitter: Karen Ennenbach Pursley ([email protected])
Date: 04 Jul 1998
URL: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/p/u/r/PHILLIP-R-PURSLEY/index.html 
Hello, I am searching for any descendants of Mark Joseph CARR , Anton ENNENBACH, Frank COLEMAN, Ellen PRENDERGAST Carr, and Maria WEIAND Ennenbach who all lived in LaSalle County (Mendota, IL)in the era 1878-1920 . Please see our web site if interested. We are willing to share information. Karen Ennenbach Pursley

Surnames: TAYLOR WOLFE DONOVAN 
Submitter: Tedd Taylor ([email protected])
Date: 24 Jun 1998
I am researching TAYLOR, Dr. J.J. Streator 1870-1903 Dr. Charles R. Streator1870-1906 George North Streator 1871-1950 C. Fredrick Streator 1875- 1920 Ted E.."T.E." Streator 1869-1923 John "Ted" Streator 1903-1930 Alfred J. Streator 1870 -1888George Grand Ridge 1870-1888 Wolfe , Arthur Streator 1860-1930 Donovan, James Streator 1850-1904 The Taylors were a well known family in the 1800's in Streator. Very successful family. Any information would be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU! 

Surnames: TAYLOR WOLFE DONOVAN 
Submitter: Tedd Taylor ([email protected])
Date: 24 Jun 1998
I am researching TAYLOR, Dr. J.J. Streator 1870-1903 Dr. Charles R. Streator1870-1906 George North Streator 1871-1950 C. Fredrick Streator 1875- 1920 Ted E.."T.E." Streator 1869-1923 John "Ted" Streator 1903-1930 Alfred J. Streator 1870 -1888George Grand Ridge 1870-1888 Wolfe , Arthur Streator 1860-1930 Donovan, James Streator 1850-1904 The Taylors were a well known family in the 1800's in Streator. Very successful family. Any information would be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU! 

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