Queries - 2001


20 June 2001
D Allhands granddee@earthlink.net
ALLHANDS: Christian B Allhands married Josephine Wilson 20may1866 Paxton IL: need parents and sisters of Josephine ( have parents of Christian)




19 June 2001
Ann Bentley AnnBentley@webtv.net
BENTLEY: I visited the Thawville cemetery and found Isabella BARROW BENTLEY 1844-1918. She is buried with Elizabeth B. PEARSON (her daughter?) 1865-1912 and George PEARSON 1852-1949. Next to them is buried George PEARSON, 2/2/1899-10/3/1975, marine in WWI and a 2 yr old PEARSON who I took to be his son. If any of the PEARSON or BENTLEY descendents are still in the area, I would love to exchange information with them or anyone else who may have even a scrap of information. I am descended from Isabella's son Ephraim BENTLEY who is buried across the drive with his brothers John and George.

5 Jan 2001
Bob Bogart CBrunetti@aol.com
BOGARD: Searching for Homer G. Bogart brn 1894 in Ford County IL.

2 Feb 2001
Kathleen Rizerrizerk@erinet.com
BOSLEY: Henry C. Bosley was born about 1839, the son of Greenberry Bosley and Huldah Morris. Henry Bosley married Mary Ellen Terner in LaSalle Co, on 2 Feb 1860. Would like dates on them. Did they have any children?? In 1872 they were living in Ford Co, Illinois. By the 1880 census the family was in Crawford Co., Kansas.



BURNS - See below BUSICK

14 Jan 2001
Ron Parlato rparlato@erols.com
BUSICK: Interested in information about D.E. Busick who married Ada Burns in Roberts, Il in 1882.

22 May 2001
Bill Carbaugh bandb@mail.netusa1.net
CARBAUGH: Looking for Andrew Carbaugh,wife Mary and their children(9), William B Carbaugh, others, and Daniel Martin Carbaugh. We believe Daniel and another brother are barried in unmarked graves at the Mt Hope cemmetary ,Harpster. Believe they owned ground there mid 1800s.My grandfather Charles Edgar born May 6,1895. Daniel Martin Carbaugh Jr. born Dec25,1896. both at harpster.Don't Know the exact date of Daniel Carbaughs death.We beleive that his wife Estella was pregnant for Daniel Jr. Death notice says he died on a friday of sickness, but no date.Trying to find out the rest of Williams and Daniels brothers and sisters and any info on on their parents.

24 May 2001
June Copley pxcopley@ix.netcom.com
CHAMBERS: Looking for information on CHAMBERS, John and Barbara lived in Sibley Illinois with children George, b. 1852, Martha Anne, James, John, Thomas, b. 1860, William David, b. 1865. John was killed on the Mississippi River in the Civil War and the family moved to Canada.

27 June 2001
Sharon Thomas sharonth@mindspring.com
CLARK: Looking for info on Simon D. Clark. He may have been in Ford County, IL in 1868 as his daughter, Ann May Clark, was born there 27 Dec 1868 Paxton, Ford County, Illinois. She m Curtis James Barnett 4 Oct 1888, Exter, Dallas Co, Iowa, d Mar 1957, Norwalk, CT. Can anyone confirm this family was there?? Simon wife may have been Livona. Who were his parents? What are dob, dod, etc.






15 Nov 2000
Colette Donaly Jones churleyj@gateway.net
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.

7 Feb 2001
Karen crobinson@woh.rr.com
DONAVAN/DUNNIAVAN: Researching Dorman (Dunniavan) Donavan b. July 4, 1830 in Rawleigh's Spring, VA. d. Jan. 9, 1917 in Lima, OH. buried in Gibson City, IL. He married Elizabeth Owens b. Nov. 28, 1834 in Rockingham Co. VA. d. Feb. 14, 1909 in Gibson City, IL. married Aug. 29, 1858 in Rockingham Co. VA.

25 Nov 2000
Nancy Cunningham cunningb@flash.net
DONWEN: Looking for others researching the Jon Donwen family of Caberry?








30 Jan 2001
Becky Burns burns@macnet.com
FORBES: Researching the FORBES family surname in Ford County, also the surname BARKER.

2 July 2001
Sara Tamburrino badmedic@rollanet.org
FORD: Aexander FORD, and his son, George FORD and their family immigrated from England in 1858. Their son Alexander (Jr.) had come sometime before and had settled in Ontario Canada, so they landed in New York City and then traveled to Ontario. They stayed there about a year and then settled in or near Paxton, Ford County, IL, where they stayed until about 1870. They then sold their property and moved to Lawrence Co., MO. Everyone in the family except the young Alexander (Jr.) made this trip. Alexander's wife was Elizabeth MUCKLE and their children going with them were: Isabelle, Mary, Margaret Ann "Maggie", Elizabeth, John, Janie, Sarah "Sallie", George and Thomas. I would to love to hear from anyone else who has information of the time that they spent in Ford County, IL or from other family members.

1 Sep 2001
Don Fredrick colony14@home.com
FREDRICK: Looking for information about my grandfather, Elmer John Fredrick, who was born in either Melvin or Roberts in Ford County. His birthdate was June 19, 1887. By 1912 he had moved to Chicago, but I'm not sure when he left Roberts/Melvin. Elmer's brothers were Frank Alvin Fredrick and Edwin Fredrick. They may have had an infant brother or sister, who died in 1889 at the age of 9 days, as there is a grave at the Lyman Township Cemetery in Roberts with the name Fredrick and that date information. Elmer John Fredrick's mother was Mary Kolp. Her first husband was Christ Fredrick. He may have spelled it Fredricks or Fredericks. Christ Fredrick was born in Germany, and deserted the family when his son Elmer. Mary Kolp Fredrick then married Albert Sandstedt. She then had two more children, George and Eleanor. Elmer Fredrick was a blacksmith, as were Christ Fredrick, and Mary Kolp's father, John Kolp. I believe John Kolp had a blacksmith shop in Roberts, Illinois, and taught August Yackee the trade. Mary Kolp Fredrick Sandstedt had sisters named Louisa and Alvina. Louisa lived to be 100. Mary Kolp's grandfather was Jacob Baumgartner, who emigrated from Switzerland. Mary Kolp was born in Wilmington.

17 July 2001
Rick Fredrickson fredrick@syix.com
FREDRICKSON: CHARLES FREDRICKSON and BEDA FREDRICKSON lived in Paxton, Il. 1880's- 1900. Children apparently born in FORD Co. were : HENRY 1882, INEZ 1885, CARL 1888, SAMUEL (unknown). CONRAD 1890, IVAN 1895, RUEBEN 1897. Interested in any information available. Would like to find out if CHARLES & BEDA FREDRICKSON are buried in Ford Co. Is there a way to obtain school records for RUEBEN 1905-1910?. Found no birth record , but RUEBEN was born in or near PAXTON.

31 May 2001
Bruce Witthoff tgfu162@concentric.net
FULKERSON: Elmer and Margaret Fulkerson. She died in 1929 while living on a farm near Kempton, Ford Co. I am looking for the farm, supposedly owned by Emling or Ehrling.


17 Apr 2001
Teresa Sue Thelen Elliott elliot24@pilot.msu.edu
HUFFMAN: I am trying to find record of Huffman Ancestors. I have handwritten notes from an old box of papers my mother left me telling me that my G-Grandmother, Lillian Viola Huffman Kermode was born in Gibson City, IL. Her mother was May Elizabeth Towner and Father was Stephen Charles? Huffman. She had several brothers and sisters as well so I suspect at least some of them were also born there. Her siblings were: Florence Winifred Huffman; Ervin Earl Huffman; Clifford Sigby Huffman; Basil Roy Huffman; Ruby May Huffman; Augustus Efram Huffman b.February 08, 1894 in Gibson City, IL; Lillian Viola Huffman b.May 29, 1896 in Gibson City, IL - g-grandmother. Any chance of verification?


22 Mar 2001
Brenda Jenkins Jenkins@aol.com
JENKINS: Looking for information on the Jenkins surname.



26 June 2001
Terry Kneen tkneen@OREGON.UOREGON.EDU
KNEEN, McKANE, CRAINE: John T Kneen who with his wife Elizabeth Jane Craine and children: Eliza Isabella (1860-); Ann Jane (1861-); Anna Dee (1862-1901); John Thomas (1863-1942); Minnie (1864-1902); Sadie (1866-1902); William Louis (1870-1950); Ed (?). They moved from the Isle of Man to Piper City in Ford County in 1868 where they lived for a number of years before moving on to Henry County and then to O'Brien County Iowa. Eliza Isabella married Rufus H. McKane, a Civil War Veteran, in Kempton in December 1881. Eliza and Rufus both died in Galva in 1932 and 1927. William Louis Kneen was born in Ford County. For more information check my web site at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kneen/


6 Nov 1999
Melinda Walters melinda.j.walters@worldnet.att.net
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.


1 Sep 2001
Marsha (Lehs) Lawler malawler@sbtek.net
LEHS/LIHS: Seeking information on family name of LEHS/LIHS, WESSELS and EHMAN/EHMANN. Stanley and Anna(Wessels) Lehs came to Melvin/Sibley area from Spekendorf, Germany about 1920 . Had 3 children with them and another, Arnold Lehs, born near Melvin between 1924 and 1927. This child died there and was buried in nearby cemetary. Anna's parents, Gerd and Marie Wessels might have lived with them. They were members of St. Peters Lutheran Church at Grants Park, Ill. The family moved to northeast Iowa in 1927 or 1928. Anna's sister, Margaret (Mrs. Arthur) Martins cared for the grave after the Lehs family moved. Would like any info on location of baby's grave, church or civil records on any family members or their friends, the Ehman family.

26 Mar 2001
William A. Lytle walytle@dmv.com
LYTLE: WILLIAM D. & PHEOBE ANN SHARP LYTLE, and TAYLOR & MARY FITZSIMMONS PYLE were residents of Paxton, Ford County from about 1852 onward. They died ca 1907 - 1917. Plan to visit area in late summer, and am interested in knowing which cemetery they were interred. Also, seeking information re: ALEXANDER ALLMAN PYLE. He never married, and died sometime after 1917 when my ggrandmother, Mary Fitzsimmons Pyle died. Searching also for any info re: Florence Deems Strine, A.J. & ADORA (DEEMS) LYTLE, and MABLE (LYTLE) STEWART. All these people are vital links in my family tree, and I am at a dead end researching them.


McMULLEN mailto: audrey@QuixNet.net.




11 Sep 2001
Cindy Bowers bowert@scnc.glps.k12.mi.us
OMMEN: Searching for information on Jilde Jurgens Ommen and Helene (Lean) Marie (Onken) Ommen. Many people called him Jill. Jill was born 3-26-1867 in Germany and he married Helene Marie Onken on 6-12-1900 in Ford County. Jill died 4-27-1944. Helene b. 7-14-1881 d. 1909 in Anchor, Illinois. I would like to know where in Germany they came from also.

11 Sep 2001
Cindy Bowers bowert@scnc.glps.k12.mi.us
ONKEN: Searching for information on Berhard ONKEN and Mata (Gerdes) ONKEN. They are the parents of Helene Marie (Onken) OMMEN. They came from Germany but I am not sure what city.



15 Aug 2001
Robert Perry lperry88@hotmail.com
PERRY: PERRY, Doctor E. B. (1843-1905) and his wife Elizabeth (WILSON) PERRY and their six children lived in Melvin, Illinois until his death in 1905. The family (except one son) are buried in Gibson City. Their house has been moved to Green Street in Melvin. His wife's parents (John and Sara WILSON) resided in Loda, Illinois during the time they lived in Ford County.


13 Apr 2001
Mary Welter mxwelter@aol.com
PHILLIPS: Clark, Adams and Phillips were in Ford County. This is the place that all three lines met about 1860. The ged.coms are loaded at Rootsweb and Ancestry. At this point we are back to MD for the Phillips (back to about 1700) and to 1810 for the Clarks (back to IN and NY). The Adams are proving a bit harder since the only relative we found of our G Grandfather married a Smith. Right now I'm working on Livingston NY but it just might prove to be another dead end. I don't think they want to be found.


22 Dec 2000
Mary D. Jarman Karr mdkarr@aol.com

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

23 June 2001
Debbie Holba paul-debbie2@msn.com
RUSSELL: Looking for any information that you may have for Joseph Russell. He was born in Roberts, Illinois somewhere between 1911-1913. I believe he is my maternal grandfather. I just started a genealogy class, and this is all new to me.


28 Apr 2001
Zoe Lappin ZLappi@hotmail.com
SAVAGE: Edwin Savage, Ford County 1880. Who were the parents of Edwin Savage, born 1862, who was a laborer on the farm of Patrick and Rose McQuillen, Lyman Township, Ford County, IL, in 1880 census? Edwin was born in Illinois, parents in England. Was he related to Rose McQuillen, born County Louth, Ireland, 1838, daughter of Patrick and Rose Savage?


2 Nov 1999
MaryLynne R. Ellis perkinsellis@yahoo.com
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.

15 June 2001
Sharon SharonKN@MSN.COM
SHOON: Searching for information on the Schoon family . George Schoon was born in Danforth , ILL , to Edward and Wilheliminia (Minnie) Fatke Schoon on Sept 6, 1891 ,here are his sibblings names Louis Schoon , of Chicago Heights, William Schoon of Ashkum, ILL. Sisters Mary Bouhle of Piper City and Lucille Grish of Calument City, ILL. Here is Information on the parents of George, Edward William Schoon b. abt 1863 in Washington, Tazewell Co, IL, the son of Ede Schoon and Katharine nee Janflen. The Bride: Wilhelmina Louise Augusta Fatke born in Kl¸ss, Mecklenburg, Germany, the daughter of Johann Fatke and Maria nee Brinkmann. Witnesses are Louis (Ludwig) Hussang and his wife Anna nee Schoon - probably the sister of the groom. I would like to find out when they died and where they are buried at. The information I got is from their marriage record. Does anyone have the censes for the 1900, 1910, up to 1940??



5 March 2001
Richard Skinner richard.skinner@mail.moundsview.k12.mn.us
SKINNER: Francis C. Skinner b. 1818, Devon, England and his wife, Sarah Hill Skinner, b. 1817, Devon, England. They settled in the Sibley, Illinois area about 1860 after coming from Lisbon, Kendall Cty, Ill where they were earlier with Francis' brother, William Skinner and family. Their descendents lived in Sibley, Fairbury and surrounding areas of Ford County. Other surnames from this Skinner lineage include KING,PETERSON,FARNEY. I have a great deal of information about the Skinner ancestors and would like to share this if any of their descendents are interested. Francis C and Sarah Skinner are buried, I believe, at Mt. Hope Cemetary, Sibley, Ill. My father, Harry Reynolds Skinner, was a great grandson of Francis C. and was born in Sibley, March 25, 1904. I also have early turn of the century photos of Sibley School, Methodist Church, train station, etc.

24 Jan 2001
Bill Smith gerti@mpinet.net
SMITH: Request any information on George Garrett SMITH born Jan 1856 in Guthrie, IL. He was the son of William SMITH born VA. Other SMITH children were, William, Henry, Ray, Samuel, Melissa, Lottie( Charlotte ?).

6 May 2001
Bryson Strauss bstrauss@email.unc.edu
STRAUSS: Researching The Strauss family of Gibson City.Following are some associted ancesters from Gibson City. Tolbert Bryson Strauss, Alys Strauss, Caryl Strauss, Evan Bryson Strauss, Irwin Strauss, Vernon Strauss , and Anna Strauss.

12 May 2001
Eva Burns Bachman eb35712@alltel.net
STRUELLY: Looking for information on Nellie Lewis Grames Struelly, b. Dec. 19, 1874. First m. Burton Grames July 9, 1982. He died 1935. She moved from Michigan in the 1950s?, married a Mr. Struelly and ended up in Gibson (City), Illinois. She supposedly died there in 1958. Can anyone verify this for me? This is my great-grandmother and we can't find her final place of rest anywhere.

22 Jan 2001
Holly Hoffmaster hollysgenealogy@yahoo.com
TAYLOR: Searching for information on the Taylor, Woodburn, and Constant families that resided in Ford County. Specifically, Otto Taylor, David A Taylor, Mary Catherine Constant, Gladys Woodburn, Fenton Woodburn, and any others connected with these people.



30 Mar 2001
Sherri Wells Haudnjaret@aol.com
TURNBELL/TURNBULL: Looking for anyone with information regarding the Turnbell/Turnbull family in Ford County, IL before the Civil War. Robert Turnbell was residing in Ford County at the time of his enlistment in Co M 10th IL Calvary in November, 1861. He was discharged in Springfield, MO in August, 1862 and proceeded to enlist in an Ohio regiment. Robert was married after Civil War service in OH in 1869. Robert was born in April, 1840 in Greene Co, NY to James & Anna (Bronck) Turnbull/Turnbell. This family will another son & several daughters left Greene Co, NY about 1840 and disappear until the boys enlist in the Civil War. James & Anna's children are:Robert, Jonas, Rachel, Sarah Levina, Mary, Eleanor, Lydia, Emeline, and Lucinda.

22 Dec 2000
Mary D. Jarman Karr mdkarr@aol.com

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.

20 Feb 2001
Kay Pennay crincklybum@hawaii.rr.com
WALKER: Walker, Joseph & Jane who lived in Paxton, Forc County starting at about 1860. Their Children were Anna b. 1861, Thomas B. 1863, Lydia b. about 1870 all in Ford County. Anna married Seth Simon in 1882 in Ford County.




5 Apr 2001
Harold Wilson papdaddy@hotmail.com
WILSON: Seeking any information on Louis (Lewis, Luis ) Bartlett Wilson, b. 1853, St. Francisville, Clark County, MO., to parents Lemuel Wilson and Frances Jane Dewey. Lemuel reportedly died in MO., in 1860, and Frances remarried. Louis and siblings noted on legal papers to be living in Ford Co., IL., in 1874. In 1878, Louis marries Mary Ann Lamberton in Paxton, Ford County, but is living in Harwood twp., Champaign Co. Siblings are Jane, Josephine, and Garett (Garrett, Garret).


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