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Judy Germann Dec 28 22:00:18 1997
I am searching for information on two brothers, Peter and Henry Germann, who came from Germany ca 1848-50. Family lore says to New Orleans, and up the river to Beardstown. Jun 12, 1852 Peter Germann married Anna Margaret Muhr in Virginia IL. (his name was shown as Jarman.) They lived in Beardstown many years, and later moved to Sangamon CO where he died in 1917, she died in 1907.

His brother, Henry Germann, married Elizabeth Plattner, 8 Aug 1856 in Beardstown. Henry and Elizabeth had 4 children: Marey ca 1860, Rachel ca 1863, Margaret(Minnie) ca 186l8 and Edward ca 1866. We have lost all touch with this line. The last we heard of Henry was when he signed himself out of the IL Soldiers and Sailors home at Quincy in 1901 with a forwarding address of Stanton NE (a daughter's address it said).

Peter and Anna Margaret had:
1. Henry Jacob b. 5 Aug 1854, m/Eva Marie Stoeber (our line)
2. John b. 22 May 1856, m/Wilhelmina (Minnie) H. Wolf
3. Kate b. 2 Jun 1858, m/ Johannes Mort Nowak
4. Jacob Peter b. 28 Mar 1860, m/ Lu Forsythe
5. George Jacob b. 19 Apr 1863 m/ Julia Schlict
6. Emma b Sep 1867 m/"Pete" Williams
7. Edward F. b.1 Jan 1869/70 m/ Ollie Belle ____
8. and an unnamed male born 1853.

A third man, Jacob Germann, also lived in Beardstown in this timeframe. Peter sold him land in Beardstown in 1869. Was he a third brother? Jacob died ca 1881 in Beardstown.

Would like to contact anyone with information on this family. Are descendants of any of them still in Cass County? What drew them up the river to Beardstown? Was it chance or was there something going on in Cass county at that time which drew immigrants?

Thanks for any and all help. Judy Germann

Kathleen E. Best Dec 28 18:34:14 1997
I am looking for information on the following Cass County names: PATRICK GOFF, believed to be born in Ireland on March 17, 1834, to Lawrence Goff and Ellen Neal, died Feb. 20th or 22nd in 1879 or 1880. Married "Mary", believed to be born on June 24, 1836, in Ireland. Both buried in Beardstown cemetery. Anecdotal info. says that he shoveled coal on a steamer to reach the U.S. to escape potato famine. He sent for Mary later. I can't find any port of entry or any info on his or her parentage. They had children: Bridget, Lawrence, John, Ellen, Peter and Mary. I am a descendant of PETER GOFF. Also need information on AGNES IRENE SHUPE and lineage, born in Tennessee in 1875 and married Peter Goff. I have extensive information on the first James Davis to settle in Cass County (1821), built the first schoolhouse, had the first white child (John) born in Cass Cty, etc. Will share with anyone having information on DAVIS, FOSTER, SCHAEFFER, DYCHE. I am at KB2292@aol.com.

Michael Bergmann Dec 03 02:01:15 1997
Would like to share information about William C. Boles, who was born in Cass County in 1848. I believe he had two brothers, John and Albert.

Jerry Nov 13 10:37:33 1997
Any data on "Orilla (BORDMAN) LINDSLEY". Children: John C.; Mary Ann; Julia Ann; Erastus D.; Uriah B. The husband of Orilla died Oct 1830 but Orilla died 7 May 1876 in Virginia and is buried in the John Robertson Cemetery close to Philadelphia, IL, which I have, but any information on the family and life in Virginia and Cass County, IL. Erastus died in Memphis, TN, 20 March 1864 was in the battle of Vicksburg, but do not know where he is buried. Perhaps an unmarked grave. John C., my great, great grandfather married Nancy W. GAINES, 12 Oct 1836. I have land deeds on the land in Cass County before he moved to Atchison County, Missouri in 1854.

Edith Fishel Nov 11 08:32:49 1997
Need any information on the following children of Lewis Francis Fishel Sr. (1861-1934, bur. Zion Cemetery)& Matilda Haskell Fishel (1860-1933, bur. Zion Cemetery) 1. Wilbur H. Fishel, b. 1833,md. 1907, Ella Baumgardner (d. ca. 1922 & buried Prentice Cemetery) Wilbur had at least one child, Eva Lee, b. 1910, md. ? Hibbs & buried Catholic Cemetery, Ashland, IL. 2. Bertha Mae Fishel 1887-1952, bur. Ashland city Cemetery, md. Charles O. Holmes. They had two
children: Ethel Holmes b. ca. 1908, md. ? Christen & Orval Lee Holmes b. ca. 1909 . 3. Lloyd Fishel, b. 1895 The 1920 Cass Co. Census shows him married to a Lidda with children: Frances, Eugene, & Georgia. I can find no information on the previous families. Other children of Lewis & Matilda were: Bessie, 1885-1963, md. Melvin Henderson, lived Springfield.; Lula, 1886-1959, d. & bur. Canton, IL. md. #2? George Lynn. She had a son, Joseph Henderson that was living with grandparents in the 1910 & 1920 Cass Co., Census. : Lewis Francis Fishel Jr. 1889-1936, md. Mary Katherine Barbee; Fay Fishel 1891/94 - 1933, md. Noah Withrow, she is bur. Zion Cemetery.; Walter Fishel b. 1896, Walter's wife, Erma Cox, d. in 1924 & is buried in Concord Cemetery. They had two children: Robert Leland, d. Clarksville, TN. & Eileen, still living in KS. It is thought Walter went to CA & perhaps is buried in WA.; Ellis b. 1898/99 -1970, d. Assumption, IL. md. twice.

James Krohe Jr. Sun Nov 9 18:10:59 1997
Can anyone tell me whether Issac C. SPENCE, the Beardstown storekeeper and county commissioner from the 1830s, is related to the Lydia Paralee Spence who wed James McClure in Beardstown in 1845?

Edith Fishel Sun Nov 9 10:19:27 1997
Need information on the following Barbee family of Cass Co., IL. William S. Barbee, b. 14 June 1850-1852, Columbus, O. His parents were: Lewis/David Barbee & Catherine Hahn/Newman. William d. 13 Jun 1938, buried Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia, IL. Wm. married #1 ?, child David Frank Barbee (md. Letha Pearl Showalter 1889-1954) (David & Pearl are buried at Walnut Ridge). William S. Barbee md. #2 12 June 1890, Nettie VanEtten Showalter, 1865-1954, (parent's-Simeon VanEtten & Olive Swartwood). Children from this marriage: 1. Mary Catharine Barbee, 1893-1977, md. Lewis Francis Fishel, Jr.; 2. Nettie Barbee 1902-1984, md. Gene Howland; 3. Olive Barbee md. Charles McConnel; 4. Simmon N. Barbee; 5. Edna May Barbee (1908-1910, buried Chandlerville Cemetery). The Chandlerville Cemetery has a listing for a Cathanne Barbee Newman, 21 Nov 1830-13 Aug 1906, wife of Robert Newman. Is she the mother of William S. Barbee? The death record at the courthouse does not provide the info. William & Nettie are both buried in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia, IL.
Edith Fishel, RT 3, Box 3B, Rushville, IL 62681

Bill Farnsworth Thu Nov 6 13:23:37 1997
My ancestor, Katherine Elizabeth Lucking (or Looking) was reportedly born in Beardstown, Cass County, IL on 12 May 1851. She married Frederick Pahmeyer on 16 July 1868 also in Beardstown. I'm interested in corresponding with anyone who has information about these ancestors or their relatives. Will share what information I have.

Raymond Savage Tue Nov 4 02:34:32 1997
Searching for information on John SAVAGE who purchased several tracts of public domain land in Cass County in 1830-1832. Believe he may have come from Overton County, TN. Any help appreciated.

Benjie Blair Thu Oct 16 15:00:11 1997
John Miller married Ester Blair in TN and show up in the 1850 Cass Co. IL. census. John and Ester Miller both born abt. 1801 in TN. Their children were Absolom b abt. 1829 TN, Charles b. abt 1836 in IL., Riley G. b abt 1838 in IL. Living two houses away was John Miller 18 yrs old born in IL. He could be another son but I have no proof. Henry Miller another son is burried in Beardstown IL. city cem. A John J. Miller wife Easter son Absolum are found in Sangamon Co. IL in a deed transaction from John to Absolum in 1860. If you can help me find the decendents of this line please contact me. Benjie Blair

Kenneth Williams Tue Oct 14 13:17:47 1997
Ernest WILLIAMS Beardstown , Illinois Cass County

Geneva Wilford Wed Oct 8 11:12:15 1997
I am researching the WILFORD & WHITE families. In the 1850 census a Mrs. WILFORD and her two young daughters were living with a William White and his family in Beardstown. Her husband, listed in death records as Mr. WILFORD had died that same year. A 3 year old child, John B. WILFORD, who died in Aug. 1849 is buried in the St. Alexius Cemetery in Beardstown. This may be the son of the Mrs. Wilford in the 1850 Census. I believe Mr. & Mrs. Wilford came from Naseby parish in Northamptonshire, England. I also think Mrs. Wilford was a sister of
William White. I would like information on what happened to the Wilford and White families after 1850.

Don Petri Thu Oct 2 12:23:37 1997
Looking for ancestor's of August Petri. Lived near Cooperstown from 1870 till l911. His wife was Carolina Petri nee Fiedler. Both are buried in Cooperstown. They had the following childern. Charles, Richard, William, Henry. William was my grandfather. Will exchange info.

Don Petri Thu Oct 2 11:38:22 1997
Looking for ancestor's of the following Fiedler's. Louise Fiedler, Henery Fiedler, Anna Marie nee Keller, Karl, Valentine, wife Manna nee Dauer, Anna Marie, Johanna. The time period is from around l860-l890. They lived in Beardstown or near by. The all belong to the 4th street Luthern church in Beardstown.

Don Petri Thu Oct 2 11:23:33 1997
Looking for ancestor's of Carolina Petri nee Fiedler, wife of August, lived in Beardstown early 1850's thru 1869, then moved to near Cooperstown 1870. DOD is 12/16/1900. She came to USA in 1852. Her name on passenger list was spelled, "Fiedel". I also find it as "Fidler". She belonged to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church on 4th Street in Beardstown. I also find other Fiedler's that belong to the same church.

Michael Barker Sat Sep 27 12:16:01 1997
I am researching the ancestry and descendants of Francis GIDEON and Hilda LYNCH. Francis was born before 1830 in Kentucky; Hilda was born in South Carolina, date unknown. They had six children: 1) James Polk Gideon; 2) Andrew Gideon; 3) John F. Gideon (married Alice CRAFTON 1882 in Christian County, Illinois); 4) Elizabeth (Lizzie) Gideon (said to have married a man named WESTBROOK); 5) Julia Ann Gideon (born April 22, 1850 in Kentucky; died 1933 Mt. Auburn, Christian County, Illinois; married to John SCHOLES November 12, 1868 in Mason County, Illinois); 6) Martha Jane Gideon (born 1854). Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated.

Michael Barker Sat Sep 27 12:02:56 1997
I'm researching the ancestry and descendants of Francis SCHOLES (born 1806, Holmes County, Ohio; died December 13, 1862, Mason County, Illinois). He was the son of John Scholes. Francis married Delilah DeVAULT in Ohio; they had 9 children: 1) Benjamin Scholes; 2) Elizabeth
Scholes (said to have married a man named MILLER); 3) Sarah Scholes (said to have married a man named HARDIN); 4) Curtis Allen Scholes (born 1839 in Ohio); 5) John Scholes (born January 9, 1844, Cass County, Illinois; died October 14, 1916, Christian County, Illinois; married Julia Ann GIDEON November 12, 1868 in Mason County, Illinois); 6) Francis Scholes (born July 13, 1847 in Mason County; died April 2, 1896 in Mason County); 6) Mary Scholes (born 1849 in Mason County; married James GOBIN); 8) Nancy C. Scholes (born 1850); 9) Martha J. Scholes (born 1854). Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated.

Margaret Jones Fri Sep 26 18:13:23 1997
Searching for information on Isaac Newton WINNER b. approximately 1872 m. Gertrude BARNES b. 12 April 1892 and Isaac's father, Samuel WINNER b. 1834 m. Mary CHANDLER Possibly in Cass County vicinity.

Cherie Logan Fri Sep 26 07:35:06 1997
I am lookng for LINDSLEY related families. I have Mr. LINDSLEY married to Aurilla (or Orvilla). Their son, my ancestor: John C. b. 1814 in NC or NY. John married in Morgan County, Illinois 12 Oct to Nancy W. GAINES. He was in the 1840 and 1850 census of Cass County, Illinois and the 1860 census of Atchison County, Missouri. Other children: Erastus D. md. 1850 Cass, IL to Harriet HORN; Julia A. md 8152 to Jesse L. WARD, Mary Ann md to John L. BUCKLEY, 1844, Cass County; Lucy md. John QUIGG, 1846, Cass; Uriah B. born 1828. Possible children or relations: LINDSLEY md Francis, 1838, Cass County; Allen F. md. Jane Johnson in 1830, Morgan County; James md Ruth SMITH in 1835, Morgan; Nathaniel W. md Elizabeth PHILIPS in 1838, Morgan; Robert md. Lucy BROWN in 1837, Cass; Maria md George CUNNINGHAM in 1838, Morgan; Horace md Mary DYER in 1843, Morgan; Horace md Mary RICTHEY in 1847, Morgan; Lydia md Charles G. SMITH in 1846, Morgan; Parmillia md. John A REAUGH in 1846, Morgan; Ann Elizabeth md John STRAWMATT in 1850, Morgan; Elizabeth A. md Robert NOBEL in 1856 in Cass.

Barbara Bognetti Tue Sep 23 14:55:56 1997
Seeking information on the Franklin GAINES family of Virginia, Cass Co. Illinois. Emma BATEMAN, born 2 May 1848, married Preston Franklin GAINES ca 1866.. Franklin and Emma had children: Minnie R. b. ca 1868, Mary b. ca 1870 [both girls m. TREADWAY] Ira Franklin b. ca 1872 and Lawrence b. ca 1881. Have much information on Bateman family to share. Please email me: Bognetti@aol.com

Charles Hess Sun Sep 21 22:16:09 1997
I am looking for info on the family of Cyrus WRIGHT who was a minister in Cass Co. in the mid 1800s, I would also like info on his son Andrew Jackson WRIGHT b1841 and his wife Elizabeth Jane MATHEWS b1839. Any help is appreciated.

Randy Leonard Fri Sep 19 10:27:08 1997
My Great-Grandfather, William Douglas LEONARD, has listed on his death certificate that he was born in Beardstown, Illinois in October, 1861. His parents were William G. LEONARD and Jane (Tippy) LEONARD. ANY information on any of these people will be greatly appreciated by. Randy Leonard Oregon State Senator Portland, Oregon

Chris Carlson Mon Sep 1 21:13:21 1997
Searching for ancestors/descendants of Alvin SMITH and Cynthia MARMORA who lived in Cass County, IL at least 1850 and 1860. Had children Samuel SMITH b. ca 1838; twins Lucretia SMITH (m. Lemiel MARCY) and Cynthia SMITH (m. Benjamin WING) b. 1840; Rachael SMITH b. ca 1844. All family born in NY, came to Cass Co. btwn 1844 and 1850.

Ross Plock Thu Aug 28 19:54:20 1997
John PLOCK married Susanna MILLER ON JULY 1, 1858, in Carroll County. Their daughter, Cassie PLOCK (B.NOV.18, 1860, Shannon, IL) had Albert PLOCK (B. Mar.30, 1884, Cass
County, IL)out-of-wedlock. The unknown father was killed accidentally while crossing a pasture. Are there any newspaper obituraries for young men killed from JULY, 1883 to MARCH, 1884 that would help us???

Jim McMillen Fri Jul 4 12:54:09 1997
CASS COUNTY QUERY Seeking information and descendants of Duncan and Jane (Wilkie) REID, James and Cecelia (Wilkie) NEEDHAM, Thomas and Euphemia (Wilkie) CUNNINGHAM, George and Mary WILKIE, John WILKIE, and James and Mary (Needham) HILL.

Meg Halstead Thu Jun 19 18:40:48 1997
I am looking for information on the BUEHNER family. Goerge J. and Margarita BUEHNER lived in Arenzville in 1858. He is suppose to have been a Methodist Minister. They both are suppose to have died in 1907. I know they had one son named Phillip born June 3,1853. I need information on if this is correct and who were Phillip's brothers and sisters? Could have also been a small town outside Springfield.

Sandra Whittington Sun Jun 15 11:55:47 1997
My gggrandparents were John S. Harding (born 1802 in KY) and Sarah M. Clements (born 1806 in VA). They had ten children between 1829 and 1852 (James, Harriet, Mary, John, Sarah, William, Augustine, Samarimus, Winfield, and Mildred). They were living in Cass County when the War For Southern Independ- ence began. William was my great grandfather and moved to Iowa after the war ended. What became of his parents? Did they stay in Cass County? Where are they buried? I'm interested in other descendants -- have information to share (all the way back to our immigrant ancestor, Thomas Harding, who came to VA from the London area about 1654). Any information will be much appreciated. Sandy Whittington 1675 Dogwood Trail

M. Bauer Thu Jun 12 15:15:54 1997
I am interested in any information on the TAYLOR families in Cass county. I am especially the descendants of John Taylor 1782-1842 and his children Robert, Nancy McCauley, Rebecca Morgan, Matilda Samuels, and Henry. But I also would like info on any Taylors who came to Cass Co. from Tennessee, Kentucky, or North Carolina. Will Share Data.

Charles H. Leonard Tue Jun 10 07:22:14 1997
I am seeking information about the LEONARD family. Samuel J. Leonard, b 5/3/1840 in Beardstown, Cass Co. IL. Married Martha RUSSELL, 12/14/1865 in Arenzville, Cass co. IL. Three sons; John, Charles, and Richard. Samuel had a brother, George M. LEONARD. Samuel died in Greenway, Arkansas 1/16/1910.

Nancy Reeves Tue Jun 3 17:37:08 1997
Looking for information a John Lines d. 12/10/1873 Mascoutah Il. Married to Maria Reither Beardstown Ill about 1851. Information on both families is being searched.

Ray Mason Mon Jun 2 08:32:46 1997
I am looking for Ann Elizabeth Sinclair, born 1838 in Cass County Ill. and died around 1911 I think. She may have been married to Abraham Gartin Mason, my great grandfather. Ray Mason

James Krohe Jr. Mon May 26 11:52:41 1997
I am looking for information regarding Thomas Jackson CHALFANT, woodworker, who came to Cass County from West Virginia in 1835 and who wed Ann P. Norton in 1848. I have Perrin's profile, but seek other info about the couple, including their dates of death, place of burial, church affiliation, etc.

Gary Poole Mon May 26 10:01:27 1997
I'm trying to find someone who has knowledge about William Thomas Poole ( one document shows him b.8 Mar 1805 Ky another shows his birth as 1812 Schuyler Co , Il ) d. 17 Aug 1871 Beatrice,Gage Neb . Married 16 Mar 1825 to Delilah Brown ( one account shows her b.15 Feb 1807 Ky. Another account shows her b. 1816 Schuyler Co , Il .) d. 28 Mar 1883 Canyonville Or. I know many of their children were born in Schuyler County Il in the period from 1826 to 1840 . I have info to share on their descendants but not much on either Delilah or Wm. Thomas . Any help is appreciated and it would be nice to meet some more cousins . Thank you

Ray Beaty Thu May 15 00:45:36 1997
I am seeking information on the Charles Chilton family in Cass County during the late 1800s. His daughter, Fanny, was born in 1875, married John Thomas Updike, and raised her family in Cass County....Neumansville area.

JUDY WALKER Wed May 7 06:42:38 1997
CASS COUNTY CEMETERY - Would like info on how to find cemetery record for Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Cass County Ill. Have seen book old Cass County cemeterys but it does not have all names listed. Names looking for : DAVIDSON, REID, WILKIE,CUNNINGHAM, NEEDHAM THANKS JUDY

R. Tipton Biggs Mon May 5 17:31:23 1997
I am searching for marriage, death, birth, information for the following persons who appear in the 1860 Cass County, Illinois Census.

Sarajane Zorn Mon Apr 28 18:06:07 1997
Cass County query re German immigrant family:August Zorn listed as born in Cass County, Illinois in about 1868. Looking for information about his parents and/or siblings

Pat Hageman Sat Apr 26 13:44:30 1997
I am researching the following surnames in Cass Co; WEBSTER, FIEDLER, DOUR, EMERICK, MEASELS, HAGEMAN & ORR. I have considerable data on some of the above, and am willing to exchange information.

Max D. Smith Sat Apr 26 09:18:11 1997
My g-grandparents were from Cass/Greene counties. ARCHIBALD SMITH (b. 1834) m. MARY CONYERS (b. 1840) in 1855. Mary was reared by Bartlett Conyers. Need information about ARCHIBALD SMITH and his family. Possibly a brother of minister AARON (ANDREW) SMITH.

Misty Flannigan Thu Apr 24 13:17:43 1997
VAUGHN, Will b.1868 m. Stella BROWN in Wayne Co., IL was found in Cass Co., Beardstown in 1910. He died in Beardstown on Aug 8, 1921. He had children Raymond, Bessie, Jessie and Russel. I am told that one of the twin girls married a Shearer. Information on this family would be much appreciated. I have alot of VAUGHN info that I am willing to share. Misty Flannigan

April Churchill Thu Apr 24 15:32:26 1997
Researching the COLLINS family of Cass County Illinois.

Meg Halstead Mon Apr 21 12:46:10 1997
Looking for information on the BUEHNER family lived in Cass Co. in 1858. Had a son named Phillip born there June 3,1858. Would like to know more about the family. Father's name Goerge J. BUEHNER Mother's name Margarita. Both believed to have died in 1907 in ILL. They were Methodist because he was a Minister. Would like names of other children.

Karlene Hart Mon Apr 14 12:07:51 1997
I am looking for information on the William HALL family. They moved to Cass Co. around 1868. William HALL married Cynthia HENDERSON in the State of Virginia. William HALL was born around 1833 in Virginia. Cynthia HENDERSON was born around 1831 in Virginia. They had the following children: John HALL, William HALL, Elizabeth HALL, Henry HALL, Minnie HALL, Lilly HALL, Clara HALL, Abby HALL. Abby married John DONALDSON.

Bingham Mon Apr 7 11:32:17 1997
Looking for parents names of Emma Weaver who married Edward Davidsmeier.

Tim Mike Thu Apr 3 16:36:22 1997
CHURCH/HEIL? Seeking the maiden name of Sophia Frances CHURCH (may have went by Sofa or Frances) her father was born in Germany (may have been HEIL?). Sophia (b. Jul 1868 in Illinois), married Bryant G. CHURCH (b. Nov 17, 1861 in Waverly, Morgan County, Illinois) in 1884 probably in Morgan County or the surrounding area. Any information or suggestions concerning Sophia's maiden name or her family are greatly appreciated.

Carol Orwig Wed Apr 2 18:40:13 1997
Am searching Cass County, Illinois families: BAST- BUXTON - DAVIS - HOUSTON - KRUSE - & SCHALL. Have information on all families, will be glad to trade and/or share.

Karlene Hart Wed Apr 2 16:32:32 1997
TODD/HENDERSON Surnames- I am researching the Mary Elizabeth Henderson Todd family. She moved to Cass Co., Illinois around 1875 as a widow, from Kanawha Co., West Virginia. She han 13 children. They are James P. Todd m. Margaret Coulter; Susan F. Todd m. James Gunter; William A. Todd m. Phoebe Wright; Mary J. Todd m. J. Wilkinson; Lucy J. Todd m. William A. Pattillo; Rhoda A. Todd m. Chauncey B. Gunther; Robert A. Todd m. Annie Collaps; Amanda C. Todd m. ?; Samuel H. Todd m. Effie J. Ewerick; Sarah E. Todd m. ?; Betty Todd m. ?. By 1900 5 of these children had died. The only one I know for sure was Lucy Jane Todd Pattillo. I would like information on this family. Mary E. Todd died in 1909 in Fulton Co., Illinois. She had a sister Cynthia Henderson m. William Hall who came to Cass Co. first, I think she followed her sister to this area. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you, Karlene Hart

Nancy Morefield Sun Mar 30 08:40:08 1997
Searching for the family of Thomas CHESTLE. Married first to Samantha A. _______. I have found them in the 1850 IL,Census. Married a 2nd time to Angeline Elizabeth ?MILNER? Have found in 1860 & 1880 IL, Census. Would like more information on the families of Thomas.

Larry Rennell Thu Mar 20 12:10:43 1997
Seeking information on Sadie MCKINNEY, d. Peoria, IL 4/1967. Is this Mary Losada (BALES) MCKINNEY, dau of John B. and Hester Ann BALES, wife of H. C. MCKINNEY?

CJ Orwig Fri Mar 14 19:53:57 1997
Am researching family lines of KRUSE, Mathias -DAVIS, James- BUXTON, Singleton- SCHALL, Karl- BAST- HOUSTON. All re- siding in Cass Co, Illinois at one time. Especially interested in finding Elijah and Elizabeth Shoopman DAVIS after the 1860 Cass Co. census. Any help would be appreciated. Have other information that I will share.

Lela Curtis Thu Mar 6 10:26:50 1997
Looking for name of Catholic Church in Virginia in 1865 for baptism of Elizabeth Donnelly, daughter of Michael Donnelly and Sarah ?. Also searching for information on Hewitt or McKenzie families residing in Ashland about 1910 and grave of Virginia Stiles McKenzie, supposedly in Ashland or Alice Pullen Stiles. Neither can be found so far.

Sandra Shellhammer Thu Mar 6 13:07:35 1997
Need information on the NEWMANSVILLE CEMETERY. I am looking for a PRIOR family that may be buried there. They resided in Menard Co. but near the county line. Any help would be appreciated.

Jim McMillen Thu Mar 6 21:30:57 1997
Looking for information on any of the descendants of William and Euphemia Wilkie, who came to Cass County about 1845 from Perthshire Scotland. The Wilkie sons names were John, William, and George. Daughters were Jane (or Jean), married Peter Yule and Duncan Reid; Ceceilia, married William Cooper and Rev James Needham); Isabelle, married Arthur Davidson and Christian Slater; Agnes, married Walter Hill, George Hill, and Alexander Sibbald; and Euphemia, married Thomas Cunningham. These eight children were born in Scotland between 1814 and 1831 and all came to Cass County between 1835 and 1855. Jim McMillen 1300 Park Lane Arlington TX 76012 817 461-1599

Karlene Hart Sun Feb 23 17:48:56 1997
Karlene Hart 2-22-1997 I am looking for Mary Elizabeth (Henderson) TODD b. 1829 in VA, she moved to the Cass Co. area around 1875 with her children. James P. TODD, William Alexander TODD, Susan F. TODD, Rhoda Anne TODD, Robert A. TODD, Sarah E. TODD, Samuel H. TODD, Mandy C. TODD, Lucy J. TODD, Mary J. TODD. They married in the area. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you, Karlene Hart

Callan Swenson Fri Feb 21 04:55:10 1997
Researching McALLISTER surname in Cass Co.and also Sangamon Co. from 1860--1885. . Family of William McALLISTER and Ellen HEUSTON, from Kilrea, Londonderry, N. Ireland. Brothers Robert McALLISTER and James McALLISTER.

Marianna Williams Fri Feb 21 18:29:35 1997
Can anyone tell me for whom Cass county was named?

Debbie Haught Sun Feb 16 07:58:57 1997
Looking for information on George French (b. Dec 2, 1837, Bavaria Germany) and Mary S. Wilson (b. Dec. 22, 1844 in Wake Co., NC) Mary was the daughter of James D. Wilson & Sarah Mizell (?). Mary & George were married in Cass County on December 15, 1864. They were the parents of Mary Kate, b. 1868 in Cass Co. Hattie born 1874, David, born 1878 and Mamie, born 1888.George and Mary moved to Butler Co. NE sometime between 1869 and 1874. Any info on this family would be greatly appreciated. Debbie

Pat Lassonde Fri Feb 14 20:54:14 1997
Researching for information on surname WHEELER. John Thomas and Thirsa WHEELER. Thier son James Wesley WHEELER m. Fannie Alice DRUIN Oct. 16, 1909 in LaRue Co., KY. They had three children Virgil Allen b. 3-11-1909 Buffalo, LaRue Co., KY., Ruby Pearl b. 9-7-1912 Marion Co., KY. and David Green b. 1-24-1916 Hodginsville, LaRue Co., KY. They came to IL. Feb. 1916 to McClean Co to the Downs - Soloman area. Some time after 1929 (mail with Address RR 2 Bloomington dated Dec. 2, 1929) they moved to DeWitt Co. Anyone with any information please email me. Thank you,

Johanna Dittert Sun Feb 9 21:38:07 1997
SHOWALTER/MASON. Looking for any info. on William Thomas SHOWALTER, born 2-4-1860 in Chandlerville, Cass Co., IL; Parents were: William SHOWALTER born 5-31-1822, Roanoke, VA, and Melvina FARMER born 5-4-1824, Roanoke, VA. Should appear in 1860 & 1870 Cass Co., IL census as family group. Would like to know of any siblings. Also, looking for Mary Margaret MASON, born 6-2-1860, Chandlerville, Cass Co., IL; Parents were: John MASON, born abt. 1821, VA, and Emily F. born abt. 1820, VA; Mary Margaret MASON married William Thomas SHOWALTER on 12-24- 1879 in McPherson Co., Kansas. Any info. would be appreciated. I can be reached by e-mail 76022.44@compuserve.com and by snail mail P.O. Box 99, Bellville, Texas 77418.

Francie Lane Wed Jan 29 23:44:56 1997
Seeking descendants and researchers of SQUIRE HALL, (1791-1871) and wife LEAH LANE (1789-1859) of CASS CO., IL. Daughter, JERSAMEL HALL m.1845 JACOB A. "JAKE" LANE of Mason Co., IL.

Denny Norvell Wed Jan 29 23:33:31 1997
30 January 1996 Hiram and Ludica Carpenter Ray appear on 1860 Cass Co census and 1850 Mason Co Census. They were married 30 Jan 1850 in Mason Co. Seeking ancestry of both.

Terri Moorman Mon Jan 27 18:33:19 1997
I'm looking for information on any Moorman's that lived near Beardstown, Cass Co. Ill. Looking for a brother of William Phillip Moorman that left that area around 1890's. Will share information. Terri.

Gary Camerer Sun Jan 26 17:56:56 1997
I am looking for any info on any CAMERER folks from the county or actually from anywhere. Most of the camerers are from Pike, Calhoun, & Green county, but I have reason to believe there may have been some folks here in the early 1800's. Any info given would be greatly appreciated. If I can help anyone, please feel free to contact.

Michael Bartholomew Sat Jan 25 16:17:02 1997
Seeking information in William D. Lehmkuhl and his wife Maria B. Does anyone know her maiden name? Where did they come from in Germany? I have an child's obit refering to Neimberg, but I cant find it in an atlas. They emigrated to Beardstown prior to 1847; I don't know the exact date. He died 17 July 1859 and she died 05 Feb 1864; both were buried in Karr cemetary "off Chandlerville Road".

Misty Flannigan Thu Jan 23 09:35:39 1997
VAUGHN, William A. "Will", b. ca 1868 d. 8 Aug 1921. Married Stella Brown 27 Apr 1894 Had twin daughters Bessie and Jessie and a son named Raymond who died young. I am told that one of the twins married a SHEARER and raised her family in Michigan. The 1900 Cass co census list Will as a fisherman. Any information would be appreciated. Will share VAUGHN information. Misty Flannigan

Kenneth E. Briar Wed Jan 22 21:16:23 1997
I am inquiring about the Briar Family. It has several of its roots in Cass County. In particular I am searching for James Briar and Mary Davis who lived in Cass County shortly after 1800, they had several children who were born in Cass County and were also later married their. I have some of the information about the marriages and very little about the their birth dates and death dates or how many children they had. I have traced my Great Grandfather James D. Briar (wife Clara Woodard. He was the son of George Briar b.August 18, 1817(wife Sidney Capper m.9/5/1844). Georges father was James Briar who was married to Mary Davis. This is where my quest has ended. In my notes I have information that there is a book on the Briar family that was prepared sometime around 1980, but cannot find out who did the research consequently I do not know who to contact. They may have some the information that I am looking for. If you can be of any help it would be greatly appreciated, Thank You.

Edna McPherson Sat Jan 18 19:09:53 1997
I am researching and would like to share info on the following Cass County families: COLLINS, GREENWOOD AND HAMILTON.

Hazel Lee Sat Jan 18 17:30:48 1997
I am researching Jasper BUCK and Sophia CORBETT who came to Virginia, Cass County from NC in the early 1800s. ( Who were the Corbetts? Where were they from?) Also Mary OWENS, (died 1860 in Arenzville) wife of John WAGLE Jr. Also Phoebe TODD, born 1812 Madison Co. KY, died 1890 in Beardstown (Was she the daughter of Sally Todd and if so, who was Sally? Who was Sally's father?) I am most interested in the MENGE family, particularly William MENGE and Caroline BRECK Menge who were the parents of JOHN C. MENGE, b. 1881 Arenzville, d. 1909 Beardstown. Was it really a horse trampling? Where did John and Caroline come from? The women's heritages are so difficult to trace. I have a lot of information that I would love to share and many mysteries as well.

Nancy Morefield Sun Jan 12 00:42:03 1997
Cass County Query 12 January 1997 Desperately seeking anyone with CHESTLE information. Thomas CHESTLE married his second wife in Cass Co. on 20 Jan 1858. His wifes' name is Angeline Elizabeth MILNER(?). They had three children, Thomas Jr, Lyddia and Emily Jane. Emily was born 7 March 1868 in Chandlerville, Cass, IL. I have records for 1850, 1860, & 1880. Would love to share information. Thanks!!!

Debbie Haught Fri Jan 10 17:43:55 1997
Looking for info on James D. & Sarah Mizell(?) Wilson. They moved to Cass County from NC, possibly Bertie County. James died April 18, 1857 and is buried in the Wilson cemetery. Is this just a family cemetery? James was a cooper and a farmer. He and Sarah also raised a nephew George W. Barneycastle. Was he James or Sarah's nephew? James and Sarah were the parents of Henry, Celia Morgan, Van Buren, William, Amanda Hardy, Fruza Hackman, Mary French, James, Richard and Joseph. Any help with this family would be appreciated. Would love to share info. Debbie.

Michelle Bley Jan 8 1997
Researching the following Cass County families: BATIS, BEARD, CIRE, GREEN, KIRCHER, KLOKER, LONG, and RAHN. Will share data.

Ken Briar Tue Jan 7 16:42:03 1997
I am searching for any information on James Briar and Mary Davis who I believe resided in Cass Co. and had several (9) Children. I have some birth, marriage and death dates for the some of children. What I need is some more dates to fill in any of the gaps. The one question does anyone have any information on James Briar and Mary Davis this is where my search has stopped. All help would be greatly appreciated.

W. Kaffenberger Mon Jan 6 19:27:33 1997
My great-great grandfather, Heinrich Kaffenberger, and his wife Elizabeth, settled in Beardstown, Cass Co., IL. They emmigrated from Germany, Baden to be specific, between August of 1844 and August of 1845. I have not yet been able to find my gr gr grandf on any Ships Passenger Lists. I know there are books on German immigrants ships passengers that cover from about 1850 on. But I have never seen any that cover the years 1844 and 1845. Does anyone know of any published resources on German immigrants I could use to find out exactly when and on what ship my ancestors come over on? Also, a Helen Gerlaine Kaffenberger is listed in the family Bible maintained by my family in Beardstown and shows only her death date as 1914. Anyone know who she is or how I might find out? County death records didn't turn up anything.

Misty Flannigan Sun Jan 5 17:21:19 1997
Any information on William Vaughn b. 1868. Married Stella Brown in Wayne Co., Il. Had twin daughters Bessie and Jessie. One is said to have married a SHEARER. When did and Stella die? Will died 8 Aug 1921 in Beardstown, Cass Co. Any information on this family would be appreciated. They were listed in the census for 1910 and 1920.


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