LaSalle County

Queries 1998 Jan-Mar

Sandra Schroeder Sat, 3 Jan 1998
I am searching for Hiram COLE, b. Abt 1827-1835 PA, d. 1924 IL, had 3 wives, possibly Mary Jane BLACK, Emmaline SHANK (SCHENCK). He had many children, names not positively known. found where a Hiram COLE purchased Canal public domain lands. Thanks for any help. Sandra Schroeder [email protected]

[email protected] Sat, 3 Jan 1998
Looking for information on NEWTON, Daphne Alice born to HARTMAN, Mildred and NEWTON, Edgar in Marseilles in 1916. Please contact me with any information at either: [email protected] or [email protected] Thank you!

Nancy Davis Mon, 05 Jan 1998
HYLAND Edward F bd: 1841 Plainfield township in Will county IL looking for birth certificate so I can find information about parents F is possibly for Frank. thanks [email protected]

Tom Breedlove Thu, 8 Jan 1998
Hello, My name is Tom Breedlove I am doing research on my paternal side and I know that my grandfather Louie Edward BREEDLOVE married Ada Josephine BRITTINGHAM on 17 Oct 1917 in Vermilionville, Illinois. Ada was born in either Vermilionville or Tonica on 2 Sept 1895 the child of Byron Adolphus BRITTINGHAM and Alma Almira LATHROP. Alma was born in Vermillion, Illinois on 20 Feb 1868 the fourth child of William LATHROP and Rozella WARD. Both William and Rozella died in Lowell, Illinois. William on 11 Aug 1912 and Rozella on 23 Jan 1917. Any information as far as personal type things or documents that you might be able to acquire please let me know. My E-Mail address is [email protected] . Thank you. Tom

Samuel D Williams Fri, 09 Jan 1998
Mary Ann SAPP born 1834 Memphis Tenn. Moved to Bureau Co. Ill. in 1834. Moved to Peru in 1848 attended school and Jacksonville Female Academy. Married Samuel D. WILLIAMS Feb.22,1855 in Ottawa. Her father (name unknown) was editor of the "Peru Herald" newspaper during the Civil War and until his death. Am seeking information on Mary's parents. Thank You Sam Williams

Harry Dolder Sun, 11 Jan 1998
Looking for information and mainly a picture of George DOLDER b. 8 July 1822 Alsace, d. 22 Dec 1880, buried Elerding cemetery. George had several children and am hoping some descendents are interested. Eugene HAAS, 5 children. Louisa Mary DOLDER d. 3 Feb 1914, married 1 Jules DAVID, 2 children. married 2 Julian HAAS, 4 children. Caroline DOLDER d. 1928, married 1 Ferdinand Schardt, 2 children, married 2 Charles MOREL, 5 children. Elizabeth DOLDER d. bet 1921-1927 married a SCHEPPLER. Josephine d. 15 Dec 1921, married Nathan WHITNEY, 9 children I am hoping one of these descendants have more info and possibly pictures. I have been to LaSalle county many times to do research and still have much to do. Thank you, Harry Dolder

Cindy : Sun, 11 Jan 1998
I'm looking for information on my family. Great-grandparents were SCHMERHEIM, Gladys and Joesph. Grandparents were SCHMERHEIM, Elizabeth and BISCHOFF, Robert. Gladys was born 3/26/08 and died 3/07/68 in Athens, Ga. Clarke Co. Joesph I have no information on. Robert was born on 8/24/12 I think in Frankfort, Il. but not sure. I don't know his parents names. Elizabeth was born 2/29/30 or31. Probably in Ottawa. She died on 11/1/72 in Athens, Ga. Gladys is buried at Oakwood Mem. Park in Ottawa. If you can find out anything please let me know. Thank you so much, Cindy

Rita Gayle Louk Tue, 13 Jan 1998
Hi, I'm Rita and still looking for my lost Wood family. Looking for Cartherine WOOD, born 20 April, 1801 supposedly in Mason County, Kentucky, and died 13 Dec 1879 in Lostant, LaSalle, Il. She married on 13 April 1820 in Piketon, Pike Co., Ohio, a Samuel MCCLURE, who was born 17 Feb 1790 in Rockbridge Co., Virginia, and died 16 Sept 1839 in Caledonia, Putnam Co., Illinois. He is the son of Enos MCCALEB (MCKILLIP). They had children who grew up in LaSalle Co: Albert MCCLURE, born 30 April 1821 and married Susan (Caroline) MCCARTY. Samuel Henry, born 23 April 1821 Robert Emmet, born 17 Jan 1825 Virginia Ann born 17 Oct 1827 Gilbert Burns, born 27 Sept 1831 and married Marjorie HOOVER Anna America; born 29 Aug 1833 and married a John Hiram HARTENBOWER Ethelbert, born 29 Aug 1833 and married a Susan CONRAD Wilbert DeBonnieville born 8 Aug 1835 Herbert Anvil born 10 Feb 1838 I believe she is related to an Eli WOOD as he is mentioned in her will and tradition says her family came from Virginia. Any information is appreciated and will gladly share all the information I have. Thanks in advance Rita in Kansas

BG West Sat, 17 Jan 1998
Am trying to find information on my grandparents and great-grandparents. My grandfather's name was: WHITE, Harry Albert m. Myra Louise Hallett. Harry Albert was the son of WHITE, George Washington who fought in the Union Army (from Ottawa) during the Civil War. I do not know dates of birth or death for Harry Albert or George Washington WHITE, nor do I know to whome George Washington WHITE was married (my great-grandmother). All of my roots are in the Ottawa, LaSalle area; and I was born in LaSalle. I would be interested in any and all information I can get about my family -- and any hints at further sites on the Web that I can search. Thank you.

DEBRA HYRE Wed, 21 Jan 1998
Seeking any information on the surname. Specific references to LaSalle County: Ole Hyre appears in the 1840 Census of LaSalle County and I find him again in th 1850 Census in Mission, LaSalle County, IL with the spelling of surname as Hyer. Also in the 1850 Census, Oliver Hyer, Andrew, and Hans Hyer. Any information would be useful and I am willing to share what I have on this surname (in it's various spellings) with others searching the same surname. Thanks in advance! Debra Hyre [email protected]

rjbfoot Thu, 22 Jan 1998
Looking for information on Levi BAREFOOT, b. 1827/28, Lancaster Co., PA. Married first Mary Ann MCNITT in Mifflin Co., PA, and had sons William R. b. 1855 and Robert. Wife died in 1860 and by about 1865 he is living in IL. Married a second time to Martha J., last name unknown, and had children John B., b. abt. 1867/68; Jennie, b. abt. 1869/70; George, b. abt. 1872/73, and Frank, b. abt. 1875/76. In 1880 Levi and family are in Marseilles, Rutland Twp., La Salle Co., IL.

Becky Deutsch Thu, 29 Jan 1998
I am looking for any information you may have on Chief SHABBONA and his wife POKANOKA. Please let me know what type of information you may have...I would love to drive down and check it out if there is anything. Thank you. Becky Deutsch

MURPHY Fri, 30 Jan 1998
Does anyone know where I can find a family history on Wild Bill HICKOK (James Butler Hickok)? Barbara Murphy [email protected]

Kimberlie J. Groth Sat, 31 Jan 1998
I'm looking for information on the family of William John BRONNER (b. 1841) and wife Elisabeth MAYER (b. 1846). They emigrated from Germany in 1860 and settled in Mendota, LaSalle County, IL. Their children were Emma (1867-1945) who married Henry HARTIG, John (1871-?), Louisa (1875-?), and Wilhelmenia (1879-?). Please contact me at [email protected] if you have any information on these families. Thank you. Pages In Time -- Genealogy Homepages BRONNER, GRACE, GROTH, HALL, HAMMAN, HARTIG, HUBER, KRUEGER, MEISSTER, MOELLER, NIEHOFF, NIESS, ROEHRICK, SULLIVAN, TARNOW, VONVEYELMANN, VONZWEIDORFF, WORKMAN

Shirley Brewer Sat, 31 Jan 1998
I am doing research on my mother in laws grandmother: Rosanna HESSENBERGER. b. 1849 in Weruternberger? Germany. They came to America and settled in La Salle IL. Her parents were Jacob and Rosanna (KOEGLE). Children were: Jacob b. 1844 Charles b. 1846, John b. 1847, Rosanna b. 1849, Augusta b. 1851, David b. 1854, Elias b. 1855, Asan b. 1859. Rosanna HESSENBERGER married Morgan MOYER in 1867 I think they moved to Mendota IL. Thank you very much Shirley Brewer

Lynne Hurley Mon, 2 Feb 1998
Looking for descendants of Jonathan DONKIN and Sarah TYACKE. Married in LaSalle on 8 July 1873. Jonathan died 31 Jan. 1920. Sarah died 8 April 1909. Four children, John, Edith, Edward, and Jonathan. Only Jonathan lived past childhood. Please contact Lynne Hurley at [email protected]

Virginia Amorde Mon, 02 Feb 1998
Francis BRY, born in France 1817, d. 1881 La Salle/LaSalle/IL. He was graduated from U of Missouri Medical School 1848, m. 1847 to Anna BROWN 1832 in Pittsburg/PA, dau of David and Margaret Brown. Children: Harriet, Frank, Margaret (Madge) Hanna and Harry. Dr. Bry practiced in La Salle from 1850-1881. His signature is on the formation documents of La Salle in 1851. He headed up the medical team for the cholorea epidemic. I would like any information on this period of his life. David BROWN and Margaret Brown from Ireland. David's signature appears on La Salle's initial papers of incorporation in 1851. Children: David Jr., Hamilton, Margaret and Anna. Anna m. 1847 to Dr. Francis Bry and they lived in La Salle all their lives. David Jr. was a druggist. He appears in the 1860 census as does Margaret Brown living with dau Margaret and Hamilton. Apparently father died sometime during the 1850's. I would like any information on the family i.e. from where in Ireland did they migrate? When did David Sr die?

LPerrilles Wed, 4 Feb 1998
Seeking information on the George CIELASYK family. Dates are 1900 thru approx 1925. Looking for information on his wife. believed to have lived on a hill overlooking the coal mines. Moved to Spring Valley. Any info would be helpful.

Jack Martin Wed, 04 Feb 1998
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. Looking for researchers that have information on David GUTHRIE, who was the mayor of Marselles, Illinois, before he passed away in 1979. Would like to find someone who would do lookups in Marselles for me, regarding David. David GUTHRIE is my grand uncle. Thanks for any help. Jack Martin [email protected]

[email protected] Sat, 7 Feb 1998
I am looking for SALTZMAN. My gr-gma was Velma Saltzman and was born in Earlville, Illinois in 1857. She married Franklin Pierce Perry, unk when and they possibly had four boys, two of which are Fay and Lee. This is all I know of the Saltzman family.

[email protected] Sun, 8 Feb 1998
Searching for information on Eliza Jane STEWART (b. 1847 location unknown - d. 4 Jan 1896 KS). She married Thomas C. BRYAN (b. 3 Feb 1847 OH) in LaSalle County, 16 Jun 1867. Children: Mary, Rilla, Josephine, Nellie, Jesse, George. Any information appreciated.

Ed Slingsby Sun, 8 Feb 1998
I am looking for information on William SLINGSBY. He bought land in LaSalle county on Oct 1, 1849 (as found in your link to land sales). He had a son, John SLINGSBY born 1856, died 1917. John married Ellen(Nellie) FENNESSEY a native of Ottawa IL. I would appreciate any info on this family name, especially anything that can help explain William SLINGSBY's life prior to the birth of his son. Thank-you. Ed Slingsby [email protected]

Patti Bacon Sun, 8 Feb 1998
Looking for info and relatives of Thomas HARRIS who was b 26 Dec 1791 in Bedford, Westchester, New York, and died 27 Nov 1870 in Marseilles, LaSalle, Ill. He married (1) Mary SMITH Abt. 1812 in New York. He married (2)Fanny WOODRUFF 1819 in NY. Fanny died in Marseilles, Ill., also. Children of Thomas and Fanny are: Justus, b 1820, NY; d 2 Nov 1888, Springfield, Sangamon, Ill; Mary, b 1824, NY; d. 24 Feb 1906, Marseilles, La Salle, Ill; Isaac WOODRUFF, b 1827, NY, d. 31 Mar 1906, Marseilles, La Salle, Ill; m. Maria Amelia THOMPSON, 20 Apr 1864, Marseilles, Ill; Lewis S, b 1829, NY; d 19 Jan 1884; Ann S, b 1831, NY; d. 14 Feb 1864; m. Stephen Mackey GUM, 1852, Marseilles, Ill, George Washington, b 1834, NY; d. 3 May 1915, Chenna, McLean, Ill; Calista A. HARRIS, b 1837, NY; m. Robert MCFARLANE, Abt. 1862, La Salle, Ill; Alanson CUTLER, b 1840, NY; d. 28 Nov 1908, Paton, Greene, Iowa; m. Olive GRANGER FORBES, 5 Aug 1868, Ottawa, Bureau, Ill. Patti Bacon [email protected]

Katherine Neill Mon, 09 Feb 1998
I'm trying to find out my great-grandmother's maiden name. Her parents immigrated from Poland and I think she was born there. Her birth date was July 5, 1887, and her SS# was 343-38-0170.Her name was Katherine SCHALLA, from her second marriage, her 1st husbands last name was WILLIAMS. Her daughter, my grandmother, Edythe, went by Schalla before she was married but I think legally was a Williams. Edythe died in 1981. (can't find her birth certificate, but she was born in Ottawa in l910) Katherine lived at 1325 Argyle Rd. in LaSalle until the late 70's and died in PA in '79. Her daughter Edythe married Dr. Paul V. HUTCHINSON and my dad, Joseph P. Hutchinson was born in Lasalle June 27, 1943. None of the family remembers her maiden name. Edythe was her only child. Thanks, Katherine Neill

Rosemary Flamion Mon, 9 Feb 1998
Looking for information on Asahel HOAG, who purchased Federal Land in La Salle Co (Sec 36, Twp 36N) on 18 Nov 1839.

Nora Tue, 10 Feb 1998
Samuel and Anna PROBASCO show up in Farm Ridge, LaSalle Co., in the 1860 census. However, I welcome all info on all PROBASCO families. Nora

[email protected] Wed, 11 Feb 1998 23:02:44 -0500
looking for information on WISNESKI or WISNIESKI or similar sp. I posted an earlier query looking for Katherine SCHALLA's maiden name and apparently it's something like the above. Also looking for WILLIAMS, no first name known, her 1st husband or any Schalla relatives.

Janis and Donald Ragar Thu, 12 Feb 1998 20:49:
Looking for information on the family of John CAMERON b. 1798 Scotland d. 1876 LaSalle Co. IL. Wife: Isabella b. 1794 Scotland d. 1888 LaSalle Co. IL. John and Isabella had 5 children: 1. Isabella m. Norman Mitchell HINSDALE 2. James 3. John Rush m. Emily SPIER 4. Helen m. James K. MEIGS 5. Dwight m. Fannie NORRIS. Would welcome any information on any of these people. Thank you. Janis Ragar [email protected]

SHIRLEY A HARTMAN Sun, 15 Feb 1998
Nicholas CASEY b @ 1865 d 23 mar 1909, mar 1885 to Mary Jane HOWLAND b ? - d afr 1909. both d in Streator. children: Frances Gertrude CASEY mar P.J. LACEY; Julia L. CASEY mar M.E. MAHER; Nicholas, Jr; Gerald H. CASEY b 25 Jul 1895 in Streator, d 29 Apr 1968 in River Forest, Cook Co, IL mar Jane VONPEIN /VONPINE b 26 jan 1897 in Cincinnati d Jul 1997 Dunedin, Pinellas Co, Fl. have Nicholas' Sr will showing he owned a good deal of property in LaSalle Co and from his division of property, appears his daus were taken care of in their marriages. Gerald served in WW1 and honorably discharged. Jane VONPEIN/PINE was my great aunt but she never cared for the family and refused to really speak of the CASEYS. info is appreciated and willing to share what pitiful amount I have at this stage on this clan.

CHERIE LOGAN Sun, 15 Feb 1998
RICE family: Thomas Adamson RICE b. 1823 in Greene, Pennsylvania, d. 1870 in Brookfield, LaSalle, Illinois. Married: Elsey REYNOLDS on 1 Jan 1846 in Knox county, Ohio. Elsey was born in 1830, Pennsylvania. Their children: William Rice b. 1846 in Knox, Ohio, Thomas Madison b. 1850 in Licking, OH, John b. 1851 in Licking, Eliott Raymond b. 1853 in Licking, James Harvey b. 1855 in Licking, Elizabeth b. 1855 in Licking, Emery Scott b. 1860 in Licking. This family was found in the 1850/60 census of Licking, Ohio, the 1870 census of LaSalle, Illinois where Thomas died, and future census in Smith county, Kansas. I would like to connect with others researching this family. Cherie [email protected]

Virginia Amorde Mon, 16 Feb 1998
BRY, Francis Dr. b. 1819, Juro, France d. 1881 La Salle/La Salle Co/IL m. Anna BROWN b. 1832 Pittsburg/PA d. 1888 La Salle/La Salle Co/IL dau of David and Margaret Brown from Ireland chil: Harriet (TREAT), Frank, Madge (Caverly, Hanna and Harry David Brown and Dr. Bry both signed the founding of La Salle papers in 1851. Dr. Bry was instrumental in organizing the care of cholora patients; served as La Salle Co Coroner 1870-78; taught classes in biology, French and other related subjects. Left La Salle for one year in 1879 when he opened a practise in Los Angeles. He returned and died in 1881. I am particularly interested in his wife Anna Brown and her ancestry. Virginia Amorde [email protected]

B in MO Tue, 17 Feb 1998
I am searching for information on my g-g-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth STENDER. Her parents were Charles Frederick STENDER and Amelia MUEGGE. Amelia died in 1854 and Mary was sent to live with her MUEGGE grandparents. I believe near Peru, IL. Mary had a sister, Louise who died in 1855. The Stender's and Muegge's came to America from Holtz-Minden, Germany. Mary married a man named BRIGGS, given name unknown. I do not know what became of Mr. Briggs, but Mary STENDER BRIGGS later married a Richard Abraham RICKRODE or RICKROAD(e). Information on any of the above named persons will be greatly appreciated. B in MO

Dennis E. Handy Tue, 17 Feb 1998
My name is Dennis Handy My gr grandmother was born in Oglesby in 1899 Her name was Leita Delila DUNBAR Could you possible help find out how to get her birth certificate. I'm doing research on my family tree. I appreciate your help.

DRAGSTREM Fri, 20 Feb 1998
In 1850, John and Catherine GAHAN came from County Wexford through New Orleans and to the Peru/La Salle are with their 3 sons Paul, Dennis and Murtha (Murtagh) GAHAN. Dennis married Ellen Delaney in 1854, Murtha married Catherine O'Neal in 18?? and Paul married Julia Sullivan in 1864. Paul and Julia, my great grandparents, went to Iowa in 1869. I cannot find a trace of any other GAHAN in this group, not in cemeteries, censuses, etc. Any clue would be appreciated. I have investigated and my GAHAN's are not part of the "Wallace Township" Gahans.

Jim Thompson Thu, 26 Feb 1998
William K. BROWN. The only thing I have at this time is that he was married to Vashti K. PARHAM, and I believe that occured in Kendall County. This is my ggf and ggm and their children were: Ernest William (my gf), John, Bessie, Florence, James, Gladys and Esther. They lived for several years in Wedron. Thank you. Jim Thompson

Ron & Kathie Groll Sat, 28 Feb 1998
Researching family of Ezra WINNEMORE, living in Ottawa Il, LaSalle County, from 1860 to 1870 per Illinois census. Wife Mary Jane COCKRUM, children Abram WINNEMORE (born 1869) and Margaret WINNEMORE (born 1870). Ezra and Mary Jane were married in 1868 in Ottawa. Ezra also enlisted in the Civil War from Ottawa. Trying to find Mary Jane's parents. Also any references to any of them in Ottawa records. Looking for a reason why Ezra moved to Ottawa, IL from PA and AL.

David Flomerfelt Sat, 28 Feb 1998
Would any of your members know what railroads had passenger service running thru Streator and Dwight, Il in 1910-1920. My grandfather's brother Charles FLOMERFELT with his wife Dollie lived in Streator during the 1910 Census and Dwight during the 1920 Census. Charles worked as a RR Conductor I am trying to narrow down which RR it might have been. Thanks for your help. David Flomerfelt

P Weber Sun, 1 Mar 1998
Benjamin TRIPP born about 1810 ME married Jemima ????born about 1822 NY. They had son John born about 1843 NY and son James born about 1847 NY. Were in 1860 La Salle Co Census with an added daughter Sarah born about 1850. Would like to know parents and siblings of Benjamin TRIPP and wife Jemima's maiden name. Benjamin died after 1860 and in 1862 Jemima married Thompson AVERY born about 1810 NY. Thompson AVERY was the father of William H AVERY who later married Sarah TRIPP. Thompson also had a son Frances born about 1841 NY. Appreciate any info on any of these names.

Lisa Morrow Tue, 3 Mar 1998
I'm searching for information regarding my great grandparents, Charles KNUTSON and Hannah JOHNSON KNUTSON. Charles was born June 20, 1874 , married Hannah JOHNSON in 1898. Moved to Boone County from Ottawa in 1928 engaged in farming. Looking for any information to verify dob for both and any ancestral information. Do know that Hannah was born in Stavanger, Norway and came to America when she was 12 years old. Would like any help with ancestors on either party. Thanks. Lisa Morrow

Milly Mouse Wed, 04 Mar 1998
Am looking for any information on Amanda Melvina THOMPSON. Born 22 Sep 1824 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died in Mendota, LaSalle County, Il. at the age of 87 26 Jan 1912. She was married to John PHILLIPS 7 Feb 1844 in Alabama-Spruce St. Baptist Church in PA. Mrs. PHILLIPS had nine children, Margarett, Phebe, George, Mary, Emmet, Ida, Hayden, John. Only three children survived her. H.E. PHILLIPS, John PHILLIPS and Mrs. M. BAKER. Any information concerning her ancestry, husband or children would be greatly appreciated.

Patricia Freehill Wed, 4 Mar 1998
Matthew MURPHY born in 1818 or 1820 in Ireland, married Margaret COREGAN CONELLY(a widow) in LaSalle County, IL in 1844. He appears in the 1850 and 1860 census in LaSalle County, but he is not with the family in the 1870 census. Matthew and Margaret's children were Mary MULLEN(b1844), Elizabeth PURSLEY(1846-1901), John(1846-1928), Edward(b1849), and Margaret Ellen FARRELL(b1851). I would like to know more about Matthew such as names of parents and siblings, his date of death, and information on descendants. I have much information on descendants of daughter Elizabeth Murphy Pursley to share. Margaret COREGAN CONELLY MURPHY (1810-1899) born in Ireland married Michael CONELLY and lived in Oswego,NY, married to Matthew MURPHY in 1844 in LaSalle County, IL. Her children were Jane CONELLY MCCORMICK, Catherine CONELLY RIORDAN, Mary MURPHY MULLEN, Elizabeth MURPHY PURSLEY, John MURPHY, Edward MURPHY, and Margaret Ellen MURPHY FARRELL. I would like to know if she had relatives in LaSalle County possibly COREGAN(CORRIGAN) that brought her to LaSalle County from Oswego, NY as a widow. I would like information on her descendants. I have much information on descendants of daughter Elizabeth MURPHY PURSLEY to share.Gottfried PURSLEYdied about 1845 in LaSalle County, IL. He was born in Germany where he married Anna Mary EVERING(d1882). They were the parents of John(b1832), Daniel(1837-1896), Catherine, Phebe, Elizabeth, Anna Mary, Emma, Joseph, and Anna. I would like any information including ancestors and descendants. I have much information on descendants of son Daniel PURSLEY to share.Replies to these postings should be sent to Ricia [email protected] or [email protected] .Thank you. Patricia Freehill

virginia harris Sat, 28 Feb 1998
looking for Andrew Jackson CONLEY born 1828 in Michigan, died 1908 in Iowa. Married to Elizabeth Ann ? in 1852. Known children were: James Edward, Sara Ann (Sadie), Heulit P. (Hugh) Conley, David E. (Edd), Charles Chester (Chet), Mary Elizabeth (Minnie). Andrew was listed in the Il North Vol. 1 1860 census index. Would appreciate hearing from anyone with information on the CONLEY family. e-mail me at: [email protected]

Jim Koehler Mon, 2 Mar 1998
Hi - I'm not sure how to go about this, I've never used this before. I'm looking for information on John Gottlieb KOEHLER. He was born in Germany in approx. 1791 and died in Lasalle County in, I believe, 1879 at the age of 88 yrs. I Know that he had at least two sons, Ferdinand and Frederick, and I think his wife's name may have been Hannah BEBBLE. I don't know his parents names, for sure when he was born or died, or much more about him. Any info will be appreciated, and also how I go about paying for it. Thanks. Jim Koehler

Carol Mieske Wed, 4 Mar 1998
I am looking for Robert DUDLEY b. 1808, Ireland, d. 1894 Lincoln KS. Married Bridget FOLEY, b. 1831 Ireland d. 1885 Lincoln KS. Married in Ottowa, LaSalle co Ill. Children, Margaret, b. 1851, Mary Ann, b. 1854, Julia, b. 1856, John, b. 1859, Mesdames Owen, and James . All born in Ottowa, LaSalle Ill. Bridget FOLEY'S parents are John FOLEY b. abt 1805, Ireland, and Kate, b. abt. 1815, Ireland. Children, Emily, b. 1840, William, b. 1842, Thomas, b. 1846, James, b. 1849. All born in Ottowa LaSalle Ill. Robert DUDLEY came to USA from Kings Co (Offaly) Ireland with his brothers about 1830. He was a cobbler. Robert was a volunteer solider in the war against Mexico and a Civil War vet, Co H 23rd Ill Inf. He claims links to Earls of Leichester in England. Would like to write to anyone with DUDLEY'S and FOLEY'S families.

Chuck Kimes Thu, 05 Mar 1998
Seeking information on ancesters of Benton Lee PHILLIPS born LaSalle Co. 12/22/1849 moved to Kendall Co. married Mary A. Farnham 1875. Children: LeRoy b.2/16/1876, Agnes b. 4/10/1878,Jennie b. 12/18/1882 Chuck Kimes [email protected]

Mary Eichhorn Fri, 06 Mar 1998
I am looking for information on my great-great grandparents. Patrick KENNEDY was born in Ireland in 1836 and married a lady possibly named Hannah (or Hanora) DONOVAN somewhere in upstate New York. John CONLEY (CONLY/CONNOLLY) was born in Ireland, date unknown, and married Hannah CREMIN(CREAMEAN ?), place of birth unknown, place of marriage unknown. He possibly had a second wife. All resided in LaSalle County in the late 1800's and probably died there, dates unknown.

JoAnn Walters Sun, 8 Mar 1998
Surnames: WILLAVIZE, MESSERSMITH, DAWSON, GETTLE. William WILLAVIZE b: 3 Dec 1837 Wiltshire, England d: 7 Oct 1919 Ottawa. Parents: William and Mary (PRICE) WILLAVIZE, came from Wiltshire, England, with parents. Lived LaSalle Co. since 1856 Married: Mary Jane MESSERSMITH ( Hiram and Annis (MARTIN)MESSERSMITH), on 1 Dec 1863 Ottawa, LaSalle Co.. Children: William, Ida Belle (m: Frank REED) b: Osage twp., Mary Ellen (m: ?? HUNT), Nora (m: DURKEE), Theodore (m: Anna ??), Henry Grant (m: Arabelle DAWSON 5 Jan 1887). Henry and Arabelle's children: Bertha Odessa, Luella Belle (m: William John GETTLE, 4 Oct 1912, son of John and Anna (VOGEL) GETTEL),Iva Mae, George Delbert, William Ancil, Grant Roy. Luella Belle after marriage to Wm John Gettle moved to Hamilton twp. Lee Co.., IL. Thanks, JoAnn Walters

Betty Miller Mon, 9 Mar 1998
BUFFO - Just found the maiden name of my great grandmother. The name is in the SSDI in LaSalle co. I would like to know more about the family. Maria BUFFO was married to Julio TERANDO. 3 of her sons lived in Spring Valley, IL. Betty Betty Miller [email protected]

Bette Stewart Mon, 09 Mar 1998
From Peru, IL, seeking info on William Henry COLLING(1865-1912) who married Carolina Wilhemina BRACKMAN (1868-1928)in 1887 in IL. Both were born in Germany and emigrated to the U.S. with their families. Haven't found dates of arrival in U.S. William had two brothers: Anton and John. Carolina had siblings: Emma Brackman, Richa GROSSHREUTZ, Fred BRACKMAN, and Gusta KRUMSHIED. Their children: Caroline Colling COX; Barbara Louise Colling THOMAS; Anna Colling MANN; William COLLING; and Mabel Colling RIESELMANN. Carolina remarried after William's death. Either her second husband or William, may have been a butcher. Thanks for any leads/suggestions. Bette Stewart (granddaughter of Barbara Colling Thomas) [email protected]

Ken Williams Fri, 13 Mar 1998
Looking for DR. Horace H. BASFORD (1805-1865) from VT. At one time lived in Franklin Co., Georgia, VT. Died in LaSalle Co., IL. Wife may have been Elizabeth. At least one son or grandson MERRIT CALDWELL BASSFORD (1850-1921) b. LaSalle Co., Ottawa, IL. MERRIT CALDWELL BASSFORD m. Emma RETTA OVERMAN (1851-1930) b. Vigo Co., Terre Haute, IN. They had 8 children.

Keith E. Spaulding
Seek information for Joseph HAWKINS, and wife Docia MARTIN born in KY and believed to moved to Illinois 1790?. May had three daughters Osie, Gin (maybe Ginny) and Mattie Pearle. Mattie Pearle married Alonzo SPAULDING 1903-4 McLean, IL she died 6 July 1917, bur in Funks Grove Cemetery. McLean, IL. Osie and Gin married names unknown, were last seen in 1932 at Mendota, IL. There maybe a connection with FARMER , COFFEE, or COFFIE. If this rings a bell with anyone, please contact me. [email protected] .

Elizabeth Marquez Fri, 13 Mar 1998
I am researching my great-grandfather: MORRIS, William James born February 10, 1870 in Streator, IL son of Ebenizer MORRIS born in England and Julia Anna FLOOD born in County Tyrone, Ireland. Brothers and sisters include: Catherine MORRIS WATSON SAXS Lewis John MORRIS, Gertrude MORRIS (died as a child), Ebenizer MORRIS Austin MORRIS Thank you for your time and help. Elizabeth Marquez

Glenn McConnell Fri, 13 Mar 1998
I am looking for information on John SABOLIK, who came to LaSalle County, (Streator), before 1889 from Austria (Slovak). He was married to Susan BAKALAR. Only my grandmother, the youngest of seven or so children, was born in the U.S. (in Streator, August, 1889). Other children were John, Andrew, Mike, George, Susan (married John GAZDA), Anna (married George HYDUK), and Mary (married John MITAL in 1908).At least on of the sons moved to Minnesota. The family seems to have lost contact with them. John SABOLIK died in a railroad accident, on February 11, 1901. He was a naturalized citizen as of November, 1896, LaSalle County. He is buried in Riverview Cemetery, as is his wife Susan (BAKALAR) SABOLIK. She died, also in Streator, February 26, 1906. I am particularly interested in the "railroad accident".But any information on the family would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

Karen Portzer Sat, 14 Mar 1998
I found an article on the Juniata, Pennsylvania genweb page that state a large number of people from Juniata moved to Earlville, Illinois sometime prior to 1885. I am researching the Bowers of Juniata county, who were mentioned in this article as one of the families that had moved. Does any one have any information on the BOWERS? I am particularly interested in any obituaries that might mention my great great great grandmother, Lydia Bowers Webster who resided in Juniata County and Altoona.

Jean Sun, 15 Mar 1998
FLAHERTY, John and wife Johana MCDONALD FLAHERTY came from Kerry, Ireland @1846 with children Patrick born 1842, Bridget born 1844, and Michael. They later moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Looking for more siblings, passenger lists, occupation, and of course cousins! Thank you! Jean [email protected]

Sue Mon, 16 Mar 1998
Looking for information of the parents of Elihu HOWLAND b. 01 Mar 1818, m 14 Sept 1842, d.08 May 1898 Deer Park, LaSalle Co, Illinois. His wife was Jane A. BALDWIN b. 17 Aug 1826, New Milford, CT d. 08 Aug 1919 Deer Park, LaSalle Co, Illinois (daug of Daniel BALDWIN d.07 Oct 1860 Farm Ridge, LaSalle Co, IL, and Susan BALDWIN d. 23 Aug 1854 Farm Ridge, LaSalle Co, IL) The children of Jane and Elihu that I am aware of were: Albert E/C? HOWLAND b. 22 Jan 1845 m. 12 Oct 1871 Emma J. PHILLIPS, Avelon Nathan HOWLAND b. 17 Nov 1850, Deer Park, LaSalle Co, IL, d. 21 Feb 1930, Richland Co, Wisconsin, m. 13 Oct 1887, Lockport, Will Co, Illinois Lillie M. CLARK b. 11 June 1861 d. 05 Sept 1921, Richand Co, WI., Edward D. HOWLAND b. 13 Oct 1858, Carlton Hebert HOWLAND b. 07 Oct 1861 d. 31 Jan 1873, Howard W/M? HOWLAND b. 03 Oct 1865, m. 01 May 1890 Addie WAKEFIELD, Judson HOWLAND b. 01 June 1868, m. 14 May 1891 Sophie AKERMAN. 2 sons b 1843 & 1847 d. day following birth. Would appreciate hearing from anyone with information on this HOWLAND/BALDWIN line. Thank you. Sue

Betty Greenwood Porter Mon, 16 Mar 1998
I am doing research on my great grandfather, Philip C GREENWOOD, who came to DeKalb Co. circa 1860 (listed on county census 1860 as Greenough). I cannot find him in DeKalb Co. 1870 fed. census, although a daughter--Jennie is listed with grandparents LEACOCK. Margaret Leacock Greenwood, Philip's first wife(my great-grandmother) died in 1865. Philip remarried Lucetta Norton and had 4 children born in Ill before going to Nebraska in 1879. I feel he may have been in LaSalle Co for the birth of Joseph Francis born 1870; Adelaide born 1871; Ella born 1874; Albert A. born 1876. I have the marriage record to Lucetta but have not been able to find marriage to Margaret Leacock probably 1858-9. Would appreciate any help you could give me. I have been to DeKalb Co. in 1996; Was in Sycamore, Hinkley, and Sandwich which is where by grandfather was born in Jan. 1861. THANKS, Betty Greenwood Porter [email protected]

MaritaDido Mon, 16 Mar
My g-g-grandfather, Dwight LAMB, resided in Peru, La Salle Co. in 1850 with his wife Lucy FREEMAN LAMB and their children. In 1860 his widow Lucy and the children were in Mendota, La Salle Co. When and where did Dwight LAMB die? Where is he buried? I am seeking the ancestry of Dwight LAMB, I know he was born in NY. abt. 1818,was in Licking Co. Ohio in the 1840's, then to La Salle Co. Illinois by 1850. Lanson (Lansing) LAMB, and his wife Ruth, were residing with the Clark LAMB family in Mendota, La Salle Co. in 1860. He was born abt. 1788 in NY. In 1830 he resided in Eaton, Madison Co. NY. In1840 he was in Licking Co. Ohio, then to Lee Co. Illinois, and was in Mendota, La Salle Co. by 1860. What were the names of the children of Lanson & Ruth Lamb? If you have information, I would appreciate help. [email protected]

Jan Jewell 18 Mar 1998
Looking for information on Ethel Jeanette BRITTINGHAM (1899-1978). Parents were Byron Adolphus (1853-1925) and Alma Almira LATHROP (1868-1919) BRITTINGHAM of Lowell, LaSalle Co, IL. Other siblings were: William Enoch BRITTINGHAM, Flora Rozella BRITTINGHAM, Ada Josephine BRITTINGHAM, Ethel Jeanette BRITTINGHAM, Hattie Loretta BRITTINGHAM, Mabel Nellie BRITTINGHAM. Surnames: BRITTINGHAM, CASTLE, FITZHENRY, JACKSON, LATHROP, MUNDEN, NICHOLS, SPIRGI, TOOP, WAKELY. For more information see:

Barbara Little Sat, 21 Mar 1998
I am researching: MCCLOSKEY/MCCLUSKEY & NOAKES/KNOX surnames. Patrick McCLOSKEY b. circa 1811 and Janet McCARTNEY b. circa 1815 were born in Londonderry, Ireland. They and their five children: Margaret, John, *James (my gr-grandfather), Elizabeth Jane and Phillip migrated from Londonderry Ireland to Lanarkshire, Scotland circa 1849. Two other children were born in Scotland: Anne and Patrick. *James McCLOSKEY (b. May 1841 in Londonderry) and Mary GORMAN (b.circa 1846 Althone, Ireland)were married Sep 02, 1865 in Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland. They immigrated to the U.S. in 1869 with their three children: John, James and Patrick. The family lived in Bloomington and then Streator, Illinois. They had the following children in Illinois: **Elizabeth (my grandmother), Patrick (the first one died) and Phillip. Mary GORMAN McCLOSKEY died Sept. 28, 1883 in Streator, IL and James remarried to Mary DONALDSON, they had two children: Agnes and William. James McCLOSKEY died Dec. 02, 1901 in Streator, IL. He was a part-time dairy farmer and coal miner.**Elizabeth McCLOSKEY b.Jun 29, 1875 in Bloomington, IL. married Joseph KNOX Sep 29, 1898 in Streator, IL. They had the following children: Elmer, Cecilia, Joseph, Jr. (my father), Lucille, Edith, Irma, Earl V., Lincoln, William Kenneth and Rita. Both my grandfather and father were coal miners. At some time the name NOAKES was changed to KNOX when the children went to school. Thus some of Joseph KNOX's older siblings went by NOAKES others by KNOX. The original NOAKES is the correct spelling. I will happy to share information on the above surnames. Barbara Little

Rosemary Flamion Sun, 22 Mar 1998
Looking for information on Asahel HOAG who purchased 80 ac of government land in 1839. Perhaps he married his wife Emma Sophia GREEN, d/o Dennison Green & Otilla WHEELER in La Salle Co. He removed to Will Co, IL where his children were born. Also, looking for information on his cousin J. H. and/or J. S. HOAG (could be same person) who also purchased land in 1840.

Perry Franklin Alberry Sun, 22 Mar 1998
The following Surnames are of interest to me and I have a generous amount of information: ALBERRY, BAILEY, DAGGETT, MCCREERY,JEFFRIES, CUNNINGHAM

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