Queries - 2000

ADAMS - See ROSS

6 March 2000
Gerald Ritter [email protected]
ALBRECHT: Trying to locate William A. Albrecht. He studied to be a Dr. in Illinois and Married my grandmother Elizabeth Derbach in 1889 in Piper City, Ford Co.

ALLISON - See ESSINGTON

10 Oct 2000
Karen Osborne [email protected]
BARROW: Frederick Barrow, b. abt. 1810 Fred. Co. VA, died after 1870, Ford Co. IL. I am looking for descendants of the following family who moved from Va. to Ford Co. IL. Frederick Barrow and his second wife, Mary A. Smith (b. 1823, d. after 1865 in Gibson City IL), moved to Ford Co. abt. 1869.where he bought a tract of 160 acres in the southern part of the county, near Champaign county, for $1,280 in 1869. In 1870 he bought three more parcels of 30, another 30, and 80 acres, for $247, $246, and $640, respectively. Source: my own search of the Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database. Frederick and Mary (Smith) Barrow had the following children: AUGUSTUS ADOLPHUS, ANN AMERICA, ALPHEUS WALKER, CHARLES, FRANCIS VIRGINIA, MARY OWEN, and LEWIS WILLIAM BARROW. (Lewis William Barrow died April 28, 1928 in Gibson City, IL, according to one source.) I believe that Lewis William Barrow was named for his maternal grandfather, Lewis F. Smith of Frederick Co. VA. I have information on the Smiths to share.

BARTRAM - See MITCHINSON

BERGAN - See below

2 June 2000
Teresa Bergan [email protected]
BERRIGAN: Looking for information on decendants of Julia BERRIGAN also found spelled Berigan or Bergan, b. abt. 1848 in Ireland. Julia came to Illinois with her family in the late 1850's Peoria Co., moved to Livingston Co. in 1868 and is said to have married a McDermott and moved to Ford Co. Kempton and Piper City were mentioned by our elder relations who have since died. Other than a couple of stories passed down, the only evidence we have found of Julia is a census entry form 1860 when the family was living in Radnor Twp., Peoria Co. Julia's family: father Patrick Berrigan, b.1804 Co. Kilkenney Ireland d. 1892 Chatsworth, IL, mother Anastasia, b 1817 Co. Kilkenny, d. 1900 Chatsworth, IL, brothers James, b.1874 Ireland, d. 1914 Milwaukee, WI buried in Chatsworth, John, b. abt. 1850 looking for him too possible Ford and Kankakee Co. connections, Michael, b. 1855 New York, d. probably Seattle, WA, William, b. 1856 New York, d. probably Seattle, WA.

BERTRAM - See MITCHINSON

16 Aug 2000
Judy Bertram Tolbert [email protected]
BERTRAM: My Bertram family begins with Wilhelm & Elisabeth Bertram who came to Illinois about 1885 from the area of Oldenburg, Germany. They first lived near Sibley, IL on a farm and then moved to 2 1/2 miles north of Melvin. They farmed the land, then my father and mother, William Charles and Florence Elizabeth Underwood Bertram lived there and then my oldest brother. Some of Wilhelm and Elisabeth's children stayed in Illinois while Wilhelm's brothers went to North Dakota and Minnesota.
Also looking for the church records for the Zion German Methodist Church of Melvin, The church was first organized in 1868. A brick church was built and dedicated in 1912 during the pastorate of Rev. Ferd A. Bose. Services were discontinued in 1969 as they merged with the Methodist Church of Melvin under Rev. Harry Deffley. The church was located at the corner of Crosley and Highway 57, Lot #30 of Section 7 of Melvin, Il. The records are not at the present Methodist Church and I have talked to the Conference Historian and they are not in their library.

14 Mar 2000
Brian Bauman [email protected]
BERTRAM: Looking for any information on my great-grandfather Henry Clarence BERTRAM who emigrated from Germany to Melvin, Illinois in 1888 and married Marie OMMEN there July 2, 1889. My grandfather William Bernard BERTRAM was born there March 12, 1890. Between 1892 and 1906 they lived in Guthrie, Il before moving to Iowa and eventually to Minnesota in 1913.

5 Jan 2001
Bob Bogart [email protected]
BOGARD: Searching for Homer G. Bogart brn 1894 in Ford County IL.

29 April 2000
Pat Boyle Levy [email protected]
BOYLE: Looking for any information on my great-grandfather, John Boyle, who came to Ford County in 1867 with his father and siblings, Patrick, Daniel, and Jane. His mother, Mary Kief Boyle had died in 1856. His father and John's two brothers, Pat and Dan, filed aclaim on 160 acre tract of land about 2.5 miles northwest of the town now known as Roberts. John married Anna Plunket. Among their children were my grandfather, Thomas Edward Boyle and Ellen Boyle Redenbaugh. John and Anna Boyle are buried in St. Mary's Cemetary, Roberts IL. My grandfather, Thomas Edward Boyle, was born in Roberts IL on January 8, 1887. He moved to Danville IL (date unknown) married Myrtle Oda Hastings. My father, Thomas Edward Boyle, Jr., was born in Danville IL June 23, 1914. My grandfather died December 31, 1947 in Danville and is buried in St. Mary's Cemetary, Roberts IL.

2 Feb 2000
Kathy [email protected]
BURNHAM: John BURNHAM b 10 Apr 1836 in LaSalle, Illinois m Sarah Jane LATHROP 24 Sep 1858 in LaSalle. John d 25 Jan 1885 in Thawville, IL.

BURNS - See below

14 Jan 2001
Ron Parlato [email protected]
BUSICK: Interested in information about D.E. Busick who married Ada Burns in Roberts, Il in 1882.

23 July 2000
Marilyn Hansen [email protected]
CALLISSON: Seeking any information on Edith M. Callisson and Vesta Young, both unmarried, and residing at No 449 East Center St., Paxton, Illinois in August 1921. Have info on ancestry and looking for descendants.

CARPENTER - See POPE

CLIMPSON - See WALKER

COGGINS - See KELLY

COLEMAN - See RASCHER

COLVIN - See HOWARD

CROSS - See LOGAN

26 June 2000
Elroy Dietrich [email protected]
DAHLSTEDT: Nils Gustaf Johnson Dahlstedt, lived in Paxton, Illinois, about 1900. M. W. Dahlstedt and his unnamed wife had a picture taken there at the time. O. A. Dahlstedt also had his picture taken. We think the three were brothers. We have lots of info about Nils, but nothing about the other two.

DAVIS - See WALKER

DERBACH - See ALBRECHT

15 Nov 2000
Colette Donaly Jones [email protected]
DONALY: Looking for more evidence of Frank Donaly, and his father, Cornelius. He was married in Ford Co. May 16, 1882 to Sarah Margaret Shull. The marriage record states that he was 29 and lived in Wall Twp, Ford Co. Sarah was 20 and lived in Patton Twp. The name is spelled Donally on the marriage record. Frank was born in Milwaukee, but I have been unable to find him in any Illinois census (or other surrounding counties) between his birth and marriage. His father immigrated from Ireland.

DONALLY - See Above.

25 Nov 2000
Nancy Cunningham [email protected]
DONWEN: Looking for others researching the Jon Donwen family of Caberry?

29 May 2000
Allen F. Armstrong [email protected]
EATON: The Speedies, Thorntons, and Eatons were all related and some Speedie descendants still live in Gibson City, Illinois to this day. Frederick Morris EATON, was born in Melvin on June 1, 1912. His father, Fred M. Eaton, and Fred's wife, Ethel Elizabeth SPEEDIE, daughter of Andrew Chester Speedie and Amabel Thornton Speedie, lived either on a farm near Melvin or in an apartment above a store in Melvin or both. The Speedies were from Gibson City. Charles William Eaton, was Superintendet of Schools or a teacher in Roberts.

EDWARDS - See LAMB

ELHERS - See TWIEHAUS

ELLIOTT - See SHEFFER

24 March 2000
Kelly [email protected]
ESSINGTON: Looking for information on Mary Ellen ESSINGTON aka Millie and Mollie b. in Cabery abt. 1880. Her parents were Henry ESSINGTON and Hannah MOENKEMEYER. She m. Oliver Hiram ALLISON on 8-Mar-1899 in Kendall Co.IL. At the time of Oliver's death in 1918 she lived in Joliet and had 7 children.

FISHEL - See PHILLIPS

11 Sep 2000
Judi Swanson [email protected]
GARRETT: Looking for Lewis L. Garrett of Gibson City, Illinois. His father might have been Findley Garrett of Mt. Sterling, Ky.

GASAWAY - See below GREEN

27 Feb 2000
Marilyn Schmitt [email protected]
GREEN: Looking for parents of Sarah Catherine Green who married Harrison Gasaway in Ford County Dec. 26, 1870.

GROSENBACH - See TWIEHAUS

GUNDERSON - See SWENSON

23 Sep 2000
Katie Kratochvil [email protected]
GUSTASON: My husbands great-grandmother was born in Paxton. Mary C Gustason born 21 April 1866 to possibly one Goren and Eva Gustason Could you possibly point me in the direction of obtaining some record of her birth? It appears that Goren and Eva and their sons never show up on a census. The spelling of the last name came from handwritten family records.

HAAG - See TWIEHAUS

HAAG - See below

11 Feb 2000
Jim Aldridge [email protected]
HARRISON: Looking for information on Patrick and Sara HARRISON. Patrick was a civil war veteran. Had a farm in Pella township near Piper City. Living close to him was his mother Mary HARRISON and two sisters Mrs. Charles SHERFFIUS and Mrs. Daniel MAY.

HASTINGS - See BOYLE

29 Aug 2000
Sherman Hendricks [email protected]
HENDRICKS: Looking for a date exact when Benjamin Hendricks arrived in Ford County, Illinois. He arrived in the area from Germany circa 1865. Do census records exist for 1860 and 1870 and 1880, etc?

HILGENDORF - See WAGNER

HIMMEL - See ZAHN

HOAG - See MCCRACKEN

4 May 2000
Roberta W. Seibel [email protected]
HOLSCHU: Looking for descendants/ancestors of William and Barbara (Haag) Holschu. William (b: 1851, Momart, Hessen, Ger) 1862: immigrated. 1870: Sullivan Twp.,Ford Co. 1876 m: Barbara Haag. (Haag family from nearby Cullom, Livingston Co, IL) 1880: Mona Twp, Ford Co. with dau Annie. Abt 1885: to Webster Co, NE; 1910: to Oregon City.

5 July 2000
Julie Dresser [email protected]
HOWARD: Searching for Orrin P. Howard, born ca 1841 in Ohio to Philo Howard and Anna Colvin. Married Caroline Sturtevant in 1863 in Kane County, IL. Later lived in Livingston County, Il and was last thought to be living in Kempton, Ford County, IL in 1885.

HOY - See PENCE

12 Aug 2000
Marcia Larson [email protected]
HYDE: Looking for Ephriam (Ephrem) HYDE, b. 1835 in Richmond VA or IN. Ephriam m. Sara WAINSCOTT 1903. Ephriam supposedly had several brothers also from this area.. names unknown. Ephriam was the father of my grandfather Harvey HYDE b. 1879 m. Susan Florence RICE. both Harvey and Susan HYDE are buried in the Glen cemetary in Paxton.

11 July 2000
Tammy [email protected]
IRELAND: Looking for information on Sarah Amelia (Lyons) Ireland. She also went by the name of Amelia. She lived in Buckley for 30 years (between about 1889 and 1919 and raised nine children there. She was married to Thomas Ireland and her children's names were: George W. Ireland (died in infancy); Frances Elizabeth Ireland (Temple), also known as Elizabeth; Thomas Leslie Ireland; William Bruce Ireland; Frank Remembrance Ireland; Theodore Byron Ireland , also known as Byron; Lee J. Ireland; Earl W. Ireland; Sara Emelia Ireland; and Clarabelle Ireland. She attended the Church of Christ in Paxton, Ford County, Illinois. Her father was Andrew Lyons, and I would like more information on him. He was born in 1818 and settled in Iroquois County in the mid-to-late-1800s.

JEPSON - See LONG

KELLINGER - See PENCE

11 Sep 2000
Katie Kelly [email protected]
KELLY: Looking for information on the Coggins family. They lived in Ford County in the early to mid-1800s. Christopher Coggins appeared in the 1870 Census living in Lyman Township with his daughter Catherine (Coggins) Kelly. She was married to James Kelly. Their children were: Edward, born in 1857 in New York City; Anna born about 1859; James about 1861; John about 1862; Marcella about 1864 and a baby about 1866. Christopher Coggins died 1/11/1892 and is buried in St. Mary's Cemetary.

14 June 2000
Terry Kneen[email protected]
KNEEN: Looking for information about the John Thomas KNEEN family who moved to Kempton in Ford County from Galva Illinois sometime after 1868. The family was originally from the Isle of Man. Eliza Bell KNEEN married Rufus H. MCKANE in Ford County on 12/17/81.

22 March 2000
"two track"@cns.com
KNIGHTS: Searching for members of two families who were married and lived in Gibson City,Ford county,Illnois around 1905 and later. Jesse C. Knights, s/o Luman and Jennie Knights and Ida Schwartz d/o George Schwartz, were married in the town of Fisher and lived in Gibson City. Have a newspaper article about their marriage but no date given. The article says Jesse and Ida lived six miles southwest of Gibson City,where they farmed.

6 Nov 1999
Melinda Walters [email protected]
LAMB: I am looking for information on the LAMB and Edwards families. James Edwards owned a mortuary/furniture store possibly called Lamb's in or around Gibson City or Elliot. The families are related but I am unsure how. I do know that James Edwards had a daughter named Mary Alice Enda (Alice) Edwards. She married William E. McDowell. The names I have for the LAMB's are Elijah Shurnway (sp. ?) LAMB who married Lucky S., they had a son Wallace Shurnway (sp. ?) Lamb.

LAMBERTSON - See WILSON

LANGE - See TWIEHAUS

LARSON - See below LONG

10 Oct 2000
Paul A. Johnson [email protected]
LARSSON: Looking for information about Noak Peter Larsson, born 26 April 1854 in Sweden. He left his family there and emigrated to America in February, 1891. He had sent two postcards home to Sweden, one of which had a photo of East Side High School in Paxton, and the other of the Ford County Court House. Neither had any writing on them. He also sent a photo of himself apparently taken by P.A. Rasmus. It is said that he died in the 1930's. He left a wife and children in Sweden, and his descendants continue to live there. Relatives both in Sweden and in the US would like to know just what happened to him.

LATHROP - See BURNHAM

23 Jan 2000
Kathy S. [email protected]
LEWIS : Looking for information on the James H. LEWIS family that moved from Frankfort, Herkimer County, NY to Piper City, Ford County, IL in late 1860s or early 1870s. Wife was Mary Elizabeth (STEWART) Lewis. Four children: Henry L. LEWIS, b. July 24, 1859 in NY; Carrie Elizabeth LEWIS, b. December 23, 1862 in NY; Frank A. LEWIS, b.September 1, 1873 in Piper City, IL; and Edna May LEWIS, b. January 1, 1879 in Piper City, IL. The family appears on the 1880 federa; census of inhabitants of Piper City, Town of Brenton, in the County of Ford, State of Illinois. They moved to Fremont, Nebraska in the early 1900s. Would also appreciate sources for history of Piper City. A Piper was also living in upper state New York at the time my LEWIS-STEWART ancestors were. Is there any connection between these Piper's and those for whom Piper City was named?

1 May 2000
Deborah Wall [email protected]
LOGAN: Trying to locate some of my husband's ancestors. I have the name Edward Logan who was born in Ford County, Il sometime in the mid 1800's. He married Jane Cross.

17 Mar 2000
Sandra (Long) Samet [email protected]
LONG: I am researching George W Long and Sophia E Larson or Jepson, originally from Pennsylvania. They were supposedly married Aug. 2, 1874 In Ford Cty., Paxton.

23 Feb 2000
Jan McKee [email protected]
LOVETT: Looking for information on Leonard LOVETT and wife Hannah WOODS that were in Ford County, IL near Gibson City between 1862 and 1872. A son, Wendall Holmes Lovett, was born in Ford County on June 1, 1867.

LYONS - See IRELAND

MARSH - See Below

15 June 2000
Norm Alder[email protected]
MCCRACKEN: Looking for information on Rev. Robert McCRACKEN of Paxton. He was a Presbyterian minister who came from Penn. and was originally born in Ireland (abt 1820's). He married Elizabeth HOAG (probably in Penn.) and had a son named Robert A. McCRACKEN. Robert Sr. is possibly a brother of my 2nd great-grandfather, Samuel McCRACKEN, from Iroquois County (Loda).

MCKANE - See KNEEN

19 Sep 2000
Judy Bertram Tolbert [email protected]
MITCHINSON: Martha Mitchinson married John Bartram/ Bertram May 6, 1867 in Ford Co., IL by Rev Wm. B. Marsh, Minister of the Gospel. Does anyone have any information on Rev. Marsh or which church he was a minister. This is from the Marriage Register of Ford Co., IL. The parents names were not listed until after 1877.

MOENKEMEYER - See ESSINGTON

NEIMIER - See TWIEHAUS

21 March 2000
Steven Nelson [email protected]
NILSSON: Looking for information on Carl J. Nilsson with his wife Wilhelmina and two children. I have found where they came from Sweden via Goteborg on 5 March 1886 bound for Paxton Illinois. Trying to find births of other children and deaths of any.

OMMEN - See BERTRAM

20 Oct 2000
Alan Sias [email protected]
PEILE: Attempting to find information on Henry O. PEILE born in Paxton, Ford County, Ill., abt 1880.

21 June 2000
Rich Schwantz [email protected]
PENCE: I would be interested in finding out more about the PENCE and HOY families of Ford County. Specifically, my g-grandparents were Lorenzo PENCE and Rena HOY though I am uncertain they lived there. My g-g-grandparents were John W. HOY and Anna Elisa KELLINGER, and the g-g-g-grandparents were Thomas HOY and Francina Thos. nee ???. I believe all 4 are buried in Drummer Twshp. Cemetery.

18 Jan 2001
Donna [email protected]
PHILLIPS: Looking for information on the PHILLIPS and FISHEL family on the border of Ford and Champaign County about 1880-1900. Specifically, WM. PHILLIPS b 1824 and his wife Margaret SNYDER PHILLIPS born about 1829 died possible in Illinois, and Geralgust FISHEL b 1855 and wife Mary Ellen PHILLIPS b 1860. Supposedly their daughter Edna FISHEL was born in Ludlow, Champaign County, in 1895. hope to find burial place of Margaret, date of death not known.

PLUNKET - See BOYLE

12 Sep 2000
Robert and Elizabeth Pool [email protected]
POOL: Looking for information on Albert J. Pool, William Pool, and William Crook Pool.

29 Jan 2000
Patricia Pope Matson [email protected]
POPE: Looking for information on the Pope Family who came to IL in 1856. The 1860 Census shows the closest Post Office as being Onarga in Ford County. The family remained until 1882. The 3 Pope brothers married 3 Carpenter sisters (who arrived circa 1867). Looking for any information on the Pope and Carpenter Families.

23 Aug 2000
Carolyn Miller Evertson [email protected]
RAHTGE: Interested in finding a death date and or burial place for Helene Miller RAHTGE, m. George RAHTGE in Ford Co., Feb. 10, 1871. They lived in Piper City. Also, any information from the census of 1880 or later would be helpful.

22 Dec 2000
Mary D. Jarman Karr [email protected]
RASCHER:

Fred Rascher b. ? Hessen, Germany(?)
m. Sophia Geveke in Hessen Germany
   c. Henry Rascher b. January 26, 1857 in Hamburg, Germany d. March 7, 1932 In Ill.
       m. Dorothea Windhorn b. Apr. 23, 1866 on ship to America from Hamburg,
Germany d. March 1, 1941 in Ash Grove, Onarga, Illinois
           c. Walter Rascher b. June 1, 1907 d. 2000
               m.Lilly Hasselbring b. Apr. 18, 1899 d. Feb 7, 1940 In Onarge, Ill
m. Oct. 23, 1932
               No children
           c. Henry F. Rascher b. June 18, 1897 d Sept. 23, 1977
               m. Dora E. Meyer b. Nov 6, 1897 d. Feb 14, 1994 m. Aug. 18, 1818
                   c. Leona Rascher b. Oct 29, 1922
                       m Irvin Rieches b May 19, 19? m. May 25, 1941
c. Anita Rascher b June 8, 1927
                       m. Eldor Henrichs b. Mar. 2, 1929 m. June 1, 1952
                   c. Myra Rascher b. Sept. 8, 1931
                       m. Mervin Rust b. Aug. 3, 1926 m. July 29, 1950
           c. Frederick Henry Rascher b. Jan. 7, 1891 in Onarga, Ill. d. March 5, 1947
               m. Elsie Frieda Hasselbring (this is the person's face that I
remembered but never knew who it was until I was reunited with my
natural family. What a loving lady she must have been. She was a
school teacher as well.) b. Mar 28, 1895 in Ash Grove Tnshp, Ill. d.
July 26, 1966 in Watseka, Iriquois cnty, Ill m. June 10, 1917
                   c. Arthur Henry Rascher b. May 12, 1918 in Milford, Ill d. May 17, 1970 in Urbana, Ill
                   c. Victor Herman Rascher b. Sept 30, 1919 Ash Grove, Ill d May 12, 1996 in Urbana, Ill (lived in Buckley, Ill)
                       m Lorene W. Flessner b. Nov 17, 1919 in Loda, Ill m. Oct 18, 1941 d. 1999
                   c. Donald Paul Rascher b. July 14, 1931 in Onarga, Ill
                       m. *Shirley Ann Coleman b. June 1, 1936 in Buckley, Ill m. Nov. 21, 1953
                           c. Randy Rascher
                           c. Kathy Rascher
                           c. Mary Rascher (abused by mother, court took her away and she
was adopted by the Jarman family.)
           c. Ella Rascher b. April 1894
           c. Dorothy E. Rascher b. Arpil 18, 1904 d. 1956
               m. Frank Allspaugh b. Feb. 8, 1880 m. May 28, 1939
           c. Baby Rascher b/d 1903

RICE - See HYDE

26 June 2000
Nancy Vanderborg [email protected]
ROBERTS: Nancy Roberts lived in Gibson City and is buried in the cemetery there but has no stone and the cemetery does not have a date of death for her. They told me the page was missing for the year she died if any one has any info. on her or any member of her family I would appresiate hearing from you.

17 June 2000
Mary Welter[email protected]
ROSS: We are searching for information and a bible that belonged to Nelson Ross and Sarah Adams who lived in Sullivant Twp., Ford County, in 1860. Nelson Ross was a farmer; born in MA 1818-11819 with no known death date. Sarah Titcomb Adams was born in NH in 1832/33. They married in Kankakee in April 1865. They had two daughters, Frances Adams Clark (who lived in Gibson City on Monroe St. to July 1940) and Elizbeth Adams Borah ?.

SCHWARTZ - See KNIGHTS

19 July 2000
Lynne Baillargeon [email protected]
SHEFFER: James E. SHEFFER or SHIFFER and his wife Maria lived in Gibson City, Ford County, IL from sometime after 1865 through 1900. Maria was listed as a widow there in 1900. James was the son of Daniel SHIFFER and Sarah ELLIOTT, of Centre Co., PA.

2 Nov 1999
MaryLynne R. Ellis [email protected]
SHILTZ: Have located a photograph of Jane Shiltz of Melvin, IL--written on back "grandmother went to Ill when she was 16 yrs old from Pittsburg Penn. to raise her half brothers children.

SHULL - See DONALY

SMITH - See BARROW

SNYDER - See PHILLIPS

SPEEDIE - See EATON

5 Feb 2000
Dee Schnell [email protected]
STEINKE: Looking for land records for Gottlieb Steinke in Ford Cty. in 1878-79 and lived there until 1886 when they moved to Nebraska. Gottlieb Steinke (might have used the name Samual), married to Auguste Dumke. First child Fredrick William Steinke born 7/30/1877 in Thawville. Edward Gottlieb Steinke born Oct. 1878, Laura Marie Steinke born 10/20/1879 and christened at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Melvin, Minnie Augusta Steinke born 6/14/1882, Amelia Willimina Steinke born 9/13/1885 then 2 other daughters born in Nebraska.

STEWART - See LEWIS

STURTEVANT - See HOWARD

12 Feb 2000
Dan [email protected]
SWENSON: Looking for info on Swenson family. Thomas Swenson marriage to Anna Gunderson, Paxton Ill. 1884. Children: Swen Swenson, Minnie Swenson, Glaydes Swenson, David Swenson, Weir Swenson, Margaret Swenson. Family connnections to Ruth Ryan, Charles Mortweet, Martin Johnson and Arvid Shulenberger.

THORTON - See EATON

26 June 2000
Robbie Decker [email protected]
TWIEHAUS: Looking for Twiehaus, Haag, Grosenbach, Elhers, and Lange from Ford Co. around the 1870's in Piper City area.
UPDATE: William Twiehaus and his wife Dena Wilhemnia Neimier lived and died around the Piper City area. He died on 04/23/1900 and she 11/29/1927.

11 May 2000
Benfield [email protected]
VANNATTA: I am researching information on the family of John and Mary Ann Reed Vannatta who married in Ohio in 1851 then shortly thereafter moved to Vermilion Co., IL. 4 of their children apparently married in Ford Co.: Barnet, Joseph E, Anna and Rebecca 1882-1897. John and Mary Ann lived in Circle, Vermilion Co in 1876 as did a James H. Bailey who married the oldest daughter, Josephine. Circle is only about a mile from the Ford Co. line. I have not found John or his wife buried in Vermilion Co. and I suspect since 4 of their children married in Ford Co. there is a good chance John and Mary Ann are buried in Ford Co.

22 Dec 2000
Mary D. Jarman Karr [email protected]
WAGNER:

August Wagner
   c. Henry Wagner d. July 11, 1943
       m. Minnie Hilgendorf
           c. Bernice Wagner b. Buckley, Ill
               m. Henry Steinmann b. Elgin, Ill m. Sept. 2, ?
                   c. Evelyn Steinman m. Dick Lamprecht
                   c. Herbert Steinmann
                   c. Donna Steinmann
                   c. Robert Steinmann
           c. Harold Wagner
               m. Lena ? m. March 5, 1922
                   c. Danny Wagner
           c. Clarence Wagner
               m. Grace Carolson
                   c. Betty Wagner m. ? Dwyer
                   c. Judy Ale Wagner m. ? Atley
                   c. Linda Wagner m. ? Smith
                   c. Debbie Wagner m. ? Johnson
                   c. Carolyn Wagner
           c. Irene M. Wagner (my grandmother) b. Jan. 29, 1911 in Buckley, Ill
d. May 8, 1985 in Hoopeston, Ill (I was there)
               m. John Coleman b. July 10, 1907 m. Dec. 15, 1929 at St. John's
Lutheran Church in Buckley, Ill. He is still alive and living in the
house they built in 1959.
                   c. Edward Coleman b. June 14, 1931
                   c. Robert Coleman b. May 20, 1933
                       m Inez ? b. Nov 17, 1942 d. 2000
                   c. Adda Coleman b. June 22, 1934 (my Godparents)
                       m. Armin Luening b. Dec. 17, 1930 m. Jan. 26, 1952
                   c. Shirley Coleman b. June 1, 1936 Buckley, Ill (My Natural Mother)
                       m 1. Donald Rascher (My Natural Father)
                       m 2. Victor Schumacher b. 1950

I have many of the death certificates to my nearest relatives, if you
need any confirmation to this information.
 

WAINSCOTT - See HYDE

7 Feb 2000
Arthur L. Walker [email protected]
WALKER: Looking for information on John Walker and Elizabeth Walker. In the 1870 census they were in Dix township. They had a son John A. born 1851 in England. Son James born 1857 in Illinois. Son Charles born 1860 my great-grandfather. Son Samuel Isaac? In 1878 Charles married Elizabeth Davis from Mclean County. She was the daughter of Simeon Davis and Mary Vance.

7 Feb 2000
Dave Walker [email protected]
WALKER: Looking for information on my GGGM and GGGF John and Elizabeth Atkinson Walker. It appears that Elizabeth was remarried on 10/12/1878 in Ford County to Richard Climpson.

17 Feb 2000
Harold Wilson [email protected]
WILSON: Seeking information regarding Luis Bartlett Wilson and Mary Ann Lambertson Wilson who were married in Paxton, Ford Co., IL., in 1878. Luis ( other spellings are Lewis and Louis) was born in Francisville, IN., 1853, to parents L. Wilson and Fannie Dewey. Mary Ann Lambertson ( Spelled LAMBERTON on tombstone, etc.), was b. 1847, in NY to parents Alexander Lamberton and Anna Jane Clark, both b. scotland. Luis and Mary had five children, two who survived childhood: John Lamberton Wilson, b. 1888, NY, and Byron Alexander Wilson, b. abt. 1883. Although John was born in NY, family believed to have lived in IL. prior to moving to MO., in abt. 1905.

WOODS - See LOVETT

YOUNG - See CALLISSON

5 June 2000
Dorothy RIEGEL[email protected]
ZAHN: Seeking information about Mary ZAHN and Rev. HIMMEL who were married at Roberts in Nov. 1896.

25 April 2000
Charles F Zea [email protected]
ZEA: ZEA, WILLIAM b: 1812 NY, moved to LaSalle County IL about 1846. Last record was 1860 LaSalle County census. Looking for death and burial record
UPDATE: 8 Sep 2000
Joseph Zea was on the 1870 census Pella Twp, Ford county. Is thee any information about Joseph on later census or did he move.

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