LaSalle County Illinois Queries

January - May 2000

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Surnames: REES ANTRAM
Submitter: Bob Heffelfinger (dbheff@aol.com)
Date: 30 May 2000

How and where did Jerry Rees die and any other info about him? Probably died Jauary 1925 or late 1924. Lived in Grand Ridge area. Married to Elizabeth Antram.  [Mary Elizabeth]


 

Surnames: HOUSBY
Submitter: Alice Smethurst (asmethurst@aol.com)
Date: 17 May 2000
URL: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/s/m/e/Alice-L-Smethurst/index.html

I'm looking for any Housby relatives in LaSalle. My gggrandfather is Thomas Housby. He married Elizabethann Wilson. They had 7 children: James, Robert, Matthew, John Wilson, Elizabeth Ann, William, and Thomas. They came to the US approx 1874 from England settling in LaSalle. Daughter, Elizabeth Ann married Frank Doelz. They had 5 children one of which was my father's mother, Edna Oleta Doelz. Thomas Housby, his daughter Elizabeth Ann and her husband, Frank Doelz, are buried in Roundup, MT. Any connection? Here's my website: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/s/m/e/Alice-L-Smethurst/index.html Thanks for reading this post, alice


Surnames: SCOTT CHIOVATERO THRASHER
Submitter: Nancy Thrasher (netkar1@aol.com)
Date: 15 May 2000

Looking for information on Cora (Scott) b 10-17-1917 D 5-20-1994 to Orrin and Lily Mae Scott She married Joseph Chiovatero d 1963 and lived in Marseilles. Cora had 2 brothers Edward and Robert.Any information about this family would be helpful. My Father Royce Thrasher was Cora's cousin.


Surnames: HAMILTON
Submitter: Kris Jacobs (ksjacobs@msn.com)
Date: 12 May 2000

I am researching George William HAMILTON born in Northumberland Co., England, 1 Jan 1854. He married Hannah Elinor CLASPER. George and Hannah emigrated to Streator, Ill. in 1887. They had 9 children: William; George; Henry (H.C.); John Oliver; Peter; Alexander; Septmus; Walter Reeves; and Hannah.Sons George and William stayed in Illinois/Indiana. I am interested in hearing from anyone researching these Hamiltons. Septmus, Walter, and Hannah were born in Streator between 1887 and 1898.


Surnames: CLASPER
Submitter: Kris Jacobs (ksjacobs@msn.com)
Date: 12 May 2000

I am researching George Clasper born circa 1810. George died before 1861. George married Ann Surtees 7 July 1833 in Dalton-le-Dale, Co Durham, England. George Clasper and Ann Surtees had the following children: Margaret Clasper born in Houghton Le Spring, Co Durham, England in 1842. Margaret married John Watson 18 May 1861 in St. Andrews Parish, Co Durham, England; Henry C. Clasper born circa 1834, Rainton, Co Durham, England; Mary Ann Clasper born circa 1837, East Rainton, Co Durham, England; George Clasper born circa 1840/1841, East Rainton, Co. Durham England;Joseph Clasper was born in Houghton Le Spring, Co Durham, England in 1845. If you are researching the Clasper name please contact me.


Surnames: DICKINSON BEALE
Submitter: Donna Kennedy (sevensistersdk@aol.com)
Date: 08 May 2000

I am looking for information on the family of Reynolds Hill Dickinson who m.Hannah Ann Beale 3 Aug.1865. I believe they were married in Earlville,La Salle Co. I need info especially on the Dickinson family but would welcome anything about Beale's too. Thanks dk


Surnames: OLESON OLSEN ALSON BROOKS HEPLER CROW
Submitter: Brent (bbahler@erols.com)
Date: 08 May 2000

Seeking information on Peter Oleson (Olsen), born circa 1825 in Norway. He first appears in the U.S. in the 1850s census as a farmer in LaSalle County IL. Peter married Harriett Brooks in Vermilion Twp. on January 3, 1858; the marriage was performed by Rev. Alfred Lothrop. Two children were born to this marriage. Lillian Augusta Oleson was born October 17, 1858 in Vermillion Twp. She wed George(?) Hepler in Ottawa on February 5, 1875. Lillian died January 17, 1927 in Streator. Leland (Lee)LeRoy Oleson was born February 2, 1860 in Vermilion Twp. He wed Elvira Mariah Crow in Rooks Creek Twp., Livingston Co., on December 27, 1882. Leland died December 31, 1920 in Remington, Jasper Co. IN. Their father, Peter, enlisted in the Union Army on August 5, 1862 at Ottawa, as a private in Company A of the 104th Illinois Infantry. He was killed in action on September 20, 1863 during the Battle of Chickamauga in Walker County, Georgia. His place of burial is unknown. More than two years after Peter's death, his brother-in-law John A. Lock of Eagle Twp., LaSalle Co., was made legal guardian of the children Lillian and Leland (their mother remarried). The children's name was apparently changed to (or at last recorded during this legal proceeding as) "Alson." Subsequent generations of Peter's descendants were born under the surname Alson. It is unknown when Peter emigrated to America, where he may have lived prior to entering LaSalle Co., who(if anyone) may have emigrated with him, if he had any blood- family members in America before/during/after his emigration, or where in Norway he was from.


Surnames: HOLCOMBE MESSENGER BARNES GODDARD DIBBLE JUDSON HAYES GILLETT GALE
Submitter: Rose Mitcham (rosebud1@rcia.com)
Date: 07 May 2000

The Messenger and Goddard lines were from the area of Ct., New York Does anyone have the book on Messenger in CT. that can check information for me. I have been helping others but, I need help too. I am looking for Rufus Messenger that was married to Rosanna(H) Goddard the daughter of Nathan Goddard and Rosannah Hayes. I would like help finding the parents of Rufus. Rufus married Rosanna in 1798, Grnaby, CT. but no Known information at the Salmon Brook Historical Soc. Can anyone of the Messenger in CT. help with this. The family line maybe From Nova Scotia, CA. or VA. or VT. the lines are link to Hayes , Holcombe, Dibble, Wakefield, Goddard, Gossard, Gozzard. Please share. Rufus and his wife moved some after the death of Nathan Goddard. Rufus died 1835 in Brighton, Monroe County, New York he was the pathmaster of Brighton and Welfare officer of the town. The families lived in First in Pittsford, New York later, Parma, Rochester, Brighton, Monroe County, New York Rufus Messenger Sr. and Rosannah (Goddard) Messenger children were 1) Rufus Milo Messenger Married to Eliza(Elizabeth Ann Barnes daughter of Timothy Barnes) 2) Warren Messenger Married to Jane Noble of Brighton, New York 3) Lavinia Messenger Married to Jonathan Gale of Rochester, New York 4) Anna Messenger married Jacob Shaffer of Rochester, New York 5) Fanny Messenger married Lucius Judson of Michigan 6) Nancy Messenger married ?Unknown of Brighton, New York 7) Harriet Messenger married Silas Darron or Darrow of Rochester , New York 8) Philinda Messenger married John Neale of Rochester, New York listed in Tree Talke Vol. 6. NO.2. June 1966 Monroe County Page 14 Abstracts of Wills from Surrogate's office Monroe County Courthouse If you are cousins please share!


Surnames: DART SMITH
Submitter: Kathy Davis (mail137668@pop.net)
Date: 07 May 2000

DART, Anson S. I am looking for the parents of Anson S. DART. He was born Feb 26, 1834 in Oneida Co, NY. He moved to La Sallle Il with his family in 1843 ot 48. Then settled in McLean Co Il in 1858. He married Elizabeth Eastly SMITH Jan 1, 1863 near Bloominton, Il.


Surnames: ATWOOD
Submitter: Robert Atwood (ramscm@yahoo.com)
Date: 04 May 2000

My gggrandfather, William Claymore Atwood was purportively born in LaSalle-Peru, IL in 1812. There was a William C. Atwood who was about 19 that fought the Blackhawk War. My William C. Atwood purchased 160 acres of Federal Land in the Salisbury Township area about the year 1835. He had children borne about 1840-Robert; 1843-Mary; and Newton Isaac or Isaac Newton-1845. Newton served in the Infantry G Company, 39th IL Inf (we think). We need further information on William If you can help, please e-mail me at ramscm@Yahoo. com. Thanks, Robert Atwood

Surnames: POHLOD HREHA BOKRUS MARTON CISACICKY
Submitter: Ron Hood (rbhood@ptd.net)
Date: 29 Apr 2000
URL: http://www.familyorigins.com/users/h/o/o/Ronald-B-Hood/index.html

Looking for info & ancestors of Michael Pohlod born in late 1800's, I think in Zeplinski Slovakia. Had a brother George who died in Butte MT about 1920/1921. Another brother also named Michael and a sister Ellie, both whom ended up in Lansford PA.


Surnames: GOSHEN SMITH
Submitter: Edith D. Smith (eedeeess@yahoo.com)
Date: 26 Apr 2000

I am looking for a Bettie Goshen, possibly born in La Salle County in 1865 or there about. Parents may have come from Pennsylvania. She is of Indian heritage, do not know for sure which tribe. Migrated to Lonoke AR and there married John Smith 1881 or there about. Any ancestors with knowledge of this Goshen family? I would sure appreciate hearing from you. Edith Darline Smith.


Surnames: GASS ADAMS
Submitter: Robert Gass (rgass@concero.com)
Date: 24 Apr 2000

Looking for any information on Charles Gass and Wilhelmina (adams) Gass who came to La Salle county in the late 1860's and settled in the Streator area. They came from Baden, Germany with two children including my Great grandfather Charles Gass. My great great grandmother Wilhelmina died in 1906 and is buried in Leonore.


Surnames: JENN
Submitter: John Jenn (jjenn@whancock.k12.ia.us)
Date: 20 Apr 2000

I have recently found out that my great-grandparents were married in Richland township of LaSalle County, Illinois in 1861. They were Theodore, Sr., and Anna Christina (Knecht) Jenn. Theodore Jenn, Sr., came to the US from Neunkirchen, Germany (by Cologne) with his parents in 1857. His father's name was Wemeiner (spelling may not be exactly right) and I don't know Wemeiner's wife's name. Given the fact that Mr. and Mrs. Wemeiner Jenn are NOT buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in North Washington, Chickasaw County, Iowa, my key question is where are they buried. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Jenn, Sr., and all my other relatives are buried in North Washington. I am wondering if they died of old age in LaSalle County, not having made the migration to NE Iowa that their son and his family did. any assistance would be appreciated.


Surnames: HEBEL
Submitter: Pat Glasnovich (pglasnov.knox.edu)
Date: 17 Apr 2000

I am looking for information on the Hebel Brewery. When did it start, who owned and operated it and when did it go out of business? Any Information would be helpful.


Surnames: WALOCH WALLOCH WOLLACK
Submitter: Janet Morence (jmorence@highlandil.com)
Date: 09 Apr 2000

Interested in the surnames Waloch, Walloch, Wallock and Wollack who resided in Peru and LaSalle. Like to know relationships of Nick Walloch b. 1833,John Wallock b. 1850, Adam J. Walloch b. 1850, Joseph Waloch b. 1854,James Walloch b. 1881, Anton Walloch b. 1881, Jacob Walloch b. 1811. Thank you for any clues.


Surnames: HALLOCK WESTLAKE
Submitter: Debbie (GAineByrne@aol.com)
Date: 06 Apr 2000

This is part 2 of my HALLOCK query. I just checked the IL State Archives Marriage Database and found Alice HALLOCK and Robert WESTLAKE, 11/06/1867. I am looking for information on Alice. She was born in PA, probably Luzerne Co., about 1839, to Joseph Wells HALLOCK and Hilia Ann WEBB.


Surnames: HALLOCK
Submitter: Debbie (GAineByrne@aol.com)
Date: 06 Apr 2000

I am looking for any information on a HALLOCK family who lived somewhere in LaSalle Co between 1865 and 1870. They came from Wyoming Co, PA after the death of the father. There were 6 or 7 children and the mother, Hilia Ann WEBB HALLOCK. The children were Alice, Martin, Frances, Horace, Benjamin, Austin and John. Alice is a bit of a mystery as some of us just learned of her existance. The family, minus Alice, are in Iroquois Co, IL in the 1870 census.


Surnames: WHEATLAND SMITH PEARSON CHURCH
Submitter: PJ DeHoog (dehojopeg@earthlink.net)
Date: 03 Apr 2000
URL: home.earthlink.net/~dehojopeg

WHEATLAND/SMITH/CHURCH/PEARSON - William Wheatland and Elizabeth Blackwell Wheatland and son Isaac w/ wife Ann (Forbes) and daughter Elizabeth (m. Wedgebury) immigrated to Ohio in 1832. They trekked to LaSalle Ill about 1835, living near Ottawa. Isaac and Ann had additional children William, Mary Ann (CHURCH), Bertha, Albert, George, Helen D. (PEARSON), Jonathan, and Fanny. Ann died about 1846 and Isaac drowned in the Illinois River in 1848. Altho, the grandparents and Isaac's third wife were living at the time, they gave the children to the State of Illinois who in turn made them wards of Edgar Baldwin. Though he had custody (wardship) of all the children I noted in the 1850 census that only one of the children actually was listed with him. The remaining children were listed with a variety of folk around LaSalle and Lvingston Counties. My 2d Great Grandfather is George WHEATLAND (b. 8/5/1838). Married Mary Esther SMITH (or Esther Mary)(b. 9/3/1840). I don't have anything on the SMITH's but can only assume the marriage took place in Illinois because my great grandfather, Frank Albert WHEATLAND was born in Illinois. I know that George and Esther are buried in Siloam Springs, Benton, Arkansas and I have found George on a couple of other census records, however, I have nothing about either of them between 1850 and 1910. Any info on ALL WHEATLANDS and specific info on George and Esther SMITH WHEATLAND would be greatly appreciated. Thans


Surnames: NOONAN PURDON CAREY MCGUINESS WOLFE RIORDAN HEAFFY TERRY
Submitter: Kathy Ward (Kward01@mediaone.net)
Date: 01 Apr 2000

I have the following names that were baptismal sponsors to my Noonan family at St. Columba's Catholic Church in Ottawa, LaSalle Co IL: 1866: Michael Purdon and Johanna Carey; 1863: Michael Noonan and Isabella McGuiness; 1861: Richard Wolfe and Mary Noonan; 1868: Edward A. Terry and Mary Riordan; 1870: Michael Heaffy and Mary Noonan. Does anyone have any knowledge of these people?? Any info greatly appreciated. Kathy Ward


Surnames: DENTON POUNDSTONE
Submitter: Valerie Jackson (res00xuk@gte.net)
Date: 30 Mar 2000

I am trying to locate any information on my g-grandparents David and Jane Butler Denton of Farm Ridge, Illinois.Both passed away by 1920 in Grand Ridge. They had two daughters Rose and Edith , my grandmother. She married Walter Poundstone of Grand Ridge son of George W Poundstone.


Surnames: SCOTT MAIERHOFER
Submitter: Michael E. Reynolds (reynolds@family-net.net)
Date: 26 Mar 2000

Maierhofer and Scott of LaSalle County. Searching for the Frank Clifford Scott who married Marie Maierhofer ca 1899, Frank was born August 20,1872 son of William Sylvester Scott and Elisabeth Cox.. Marie was daughter of Al Maierhofer. Children of this marriage are Ruth Alice Scott born July 4,1905, Frances Marie Scott, born 1907, Lucy Matilda Scott, born 1909, William Scott born 1910, John Scott born 1912 at Marsailles Illinois died 1933 at East Moline and buried at Hilltop cemetary , Hampton Illinois Is Frank J. Maierhofer any relation to Marie Maierhofer and Al Maierhofer. Any one know these Families. Any help or clues appreciated Thanks Michael Reynolds


Surnames: SHOMER MICHELS
Submitter: Jim Resch (jimndeb6@gte.net)
Date: 26 Mar 2000

Looking for relations to my G.Grandmother Mary E. Shomer born in Rutland, LaSalle County in 1869. Her father was Michael Shomer. Mary married Mathias J. Michels of Joliett, Illinois in Oelwain, Iowa in 1890.


Surnames: CLAUDE LOUX
Submitter: Darla Knights (darla37@hotmail.com)
Date: 25 Mar 2000

I am searching for information on the Claudes and Louxs of LaSalle Co., Illinois. Somewhere between 1872 and 1877, Paul, Jean, and John Claude rented farmland in Lasalle Co. John Claude was married to Sofia Loux in 1849 in France. Paul and Jean were two of their children.


Surnames: DUNFORD LEAHY MCKENNA
Submitter: Patrick McKenna (mckenna4@gateway.net)
Date: 19 Mar 2000

My great-grandmother, Honora Dunford, was born in Ottawa, IL in 1863. She was the daughter of William Dunford and Mary Teresa Leahy. She also had a younger sister, Mary, who became Sr. Mary Mercy, R.S.M. Honora married Charles Arthur McKenna in 1885. He worked on, and eventually bought, Caton Farm outside Plainfield, IL. This is where they raised their family. Does anyone have any information of any kind on any of these persons? Even the most obscure referrences are welcome. Thanks you.


Surnames: CURRENT BALLARD WATSON
Submitter: Jacquelyn Romberg (gromberg@wyoming.com)
Date: 16 Mar 2000

Looking for the descendants of Martin Current who died about 1835 in LaSalle County. Is he buried in LaSalle County?


Surnames: ROSS
Submitter: Bruce Mackey (MCKWD@aol.com)
Date: 08 Mar 2000

My deceased mother, Alta Ross Mackey, lived on a farm near Mendota sometime between 1910 and 1920. The famous poet, Edgar Lee Masters used to stay at the farm at times. Masters wrote the Spoon River Anthology, and was also a law partner of Clarence Darrow. Does anyone know Masters' connection with Lasalle County or where the farm was located?


Surnames: HALL HEWITT
Submitter: nancy clark (elvis@rifle.net)
Date: 05 Mar 2000

INFO ON A GEORGE HALL. GREORGE IS MY GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER. WIFES NAME WAS ELIZABETH HEWITT. THEY WERE BOTH FROM SOME WHERE IN ENGLAND. CHILDREN FIVE SONS AND FOUR DAUTHERS. NAMES UNKNOWN OTHER THEN MY GREAT GRANDFATHER THOMAS W. HALL BORN ON MARCH 14, 1879 IN ENGLAND. CAME TO STREATOR ILL AT AGE 11. THANKS


Surnames: HOLCOMB
Submitter: nancy clark (elvis@rifle.net)
Date: 05 Mar 2000

ANY INFO ON HOLCOMB FAMILY. MY GRANDFATHERS NAME IS PHILLIP HOLCOMB BORN AUG. 15,1902 IN STREATOR,IL. MOTHER UNKNOWN FATHER UNKNOWN. PHILLIP WAS MARRIED TO ELIZABETH HALL. CHILDREN DARRELL HOLCOMB. THANKS


Surnames: CASE GOULD
Submitter: Michael E. Reynolds (reynolds@family-net.net)
Date: 04 Mar 2000

Looking for information on a Lois Case daughter of Mr and Mrs. Frank Case of LaSalle County, Ottowa. Lois Case was born Nov.3,1918. Frank Case may be the Son of Hurley J. Case born July 26,1871 New York married Maudie Gould and or Mary . Children Athea, Pluma, Nora, Amelia, Frank Case b 1889 , Mamie Mayme , John J., Carrie Lucille and Hurley junior. Any one have any information on this family and specially Lois Case. Eager to hear. Related to Hurley Case brother Charles Case of Ottowa. Michael Reynolds


Surnames: DECKER BELROSE TYLER BOUNDS, GRANDADAM SHAMBAUGH UTSCH TIPTON TWAIT
Submitter: Sheri Baker (slb080846@aol.com)
Date: 03 Mar 2000

Am seeking information on William Decker who in 1946-47 attended school in District No. 203 of LaSalle County. He would have been in second grade. The teacher was Rose B. Roth. I have her daily register which mentions him and others in her class.


Surnames: SCHEUER RUEHL FUESTMAN
Submitter: Lyn McIntosh-Sherwood (Fawnette@att.net)
Date: 29 Feb 2000

SCHEUER, Henry and Mary (RUEHL), immigrated from Germany to LaSalle County, IL in 1857, daughter, Catherine m. Godfrey FUESTMAN (from Compton, Lee Co., IL) on March 10, 1860. I believe there were two brothers as well George and Jacob. Also, would like to have the name of the newspaper in La Salle, IL in order to find a May, 1974 obituary for August SCHEUER. Thanks! :-) Lyn


Surnames: SAUSEN SCHWEITZER
Submitter: Jessi Abbott (familyabbott@hotmail.com)
Date: 26 Feb 2000

I'm looking for information on Nicholas Sausen or his wife Louisa Schweitzer. Not much is known about these two. They both lived in Peru late 1800's/early 1900's. Nicholas was an electrician and died in the mid 1930's. If you have any information,please contact me! Thanks, Jessi


Surnames: BEDEKER AUSTIN NAGLE
Submitter: Cindi Bedeker Brankin (cbrankin@ar1.net)
Date: 23 Feb 2000

Looking for other Bedeker researchers.


Surnames: NOEL EICH
Submitter: valerie noel walters (hummer@theramp.net)
Date: 22 Feb 2000

I'm looking for info re;paternal grandparents.His name was Matthew Noel,married Katherine Eich,maybe in Hartwell,Neb.possibly around 1890.They moved to Lostant,IL.,had 7 ch;Wendall,Conrad,Louise,Olive, Isabelle,Ann,Leo..They belonged to St John the Baptist Church in Lostant.He died around 1927,she died around 1938.I'm trying to find the background of grandparents,grgrandparents,etc. Any info will be appreciated..Please e-mail hummer@theramp.net Thank You~~~~


Surnames: LABOLLE
Submitter: Lois (ldurr@hawaii.rr.com)
Date: 21 Feb 2000

I am looking for LaBolle in LaSalle Cty. I found an Arther LaBolle in the 1920 soundex with a wife Minnie-children Clarence and Dorothy--I am trying to learn who their "immigrant ancester" was and when that person was born. I am wondering if they are related to Francois b. 1826 in France (died in Loda, Ford, IL-1908 or Augustine b. 1829 in Alsace France and lived and died in Sauntauk,DeKalb, IL in 1873. I am suspicious they were all related. Please write Aloha--Lois


Surnames: HAYES BEVERIDGE SMITH
Submitter: Tom Fulton (tomfulton@prodigy.net)
Date: 21 Feb 2000

John Cornelius Hayes b. 1/6/1841 in Holland d. 12/24/1897 in Victor township, DeKalb County, Illinois married on 11/20/1866 in Buffalo, Erie County, NY Margaret C Gray b. 3/3/1848 d. after 1897 They had the following children: Walter A Hayes married and living in Sheridan, LaSalle County, Illinois in 1900 Hattie Hayes Olive L Hayes b. 6/24/18?? Margaret Hayes John Charlton Hayes Mary Ella Hayes b. 7/7/1873 married in Sheridan, LaSalle County, Illinois on 12/288/1899 to Dr. James M Beveridge b. 11/23/1867 d. 11/21/1935 they had the following children: Ralph Hayes Beveridge b. 1/11/1904 Helen Mae Beveridge b. 1/10/1907 Possible children of the other offspring of J C Hayes and Margaret C Gray may be: Dorothy Hayes Harry Hayes Smith Margaret Catherine Smith Robert Taylor Smith Any information would be appreciated.


Surnames: HOZIE
Submitter: Jerry Lundgren (marjer@snip.net)
Date: 13 Feb 2000

researching the Hozie name. They lived in Cherry and farmed near Streator.


Surnames: PENNY ESTABROOK
Submitter: Sharon Patchett (SOBPatchet@aol.com)
Date: 11 Feb 2000

Seth H. Penny, son of George W. Penny born in Jefferson County, NY. George was born 1839 in NY. Siblings were Guinnette of Ottawa, LaSale C., Il, Anna Estabrook of Ottawa and James. L. Penny of Hutchinson Kansas. Sister Myrtie stayed in NYS. Please e-mail direct. Much information on grandparents.


Surnames: HOUSBY
Submitter: Paul Pruden (PPruden@aol.com)
Date: 09 Feb 2000

I am looking for any Housby family info from LaSalle County, Ill.


Surnames: COCKERAM COCHRAN COCKRAM
Submitter: Kathleen Groll (Kagrag@worldnet.att.net)
Date: 08 Feb 2000

Researching the name Cockeram (Cochran, Cockrean, Cockram, William, wife Catherine PRICE, children Mary Jane, William Edward, Winfield Scott, living in Ottawa, La Salle County circa 1870-1900.


Surnames: CAHILL HAWKINS
Submitter: Sherry Petersen (mato@gorge.net)
Date: 06 Feb 2000

My gf, John Cahill probably farmed here 1905-1925, or thereabout before moving to Illinois. He would have been 13 in 1905... His wife was Vica Hawkins and they had 13 children. My mom Betty Marie was born here in 1921, supposedly in Lostant (oral history). Can someone do a lookup in the 1910-1920 census? Thank you for your patience...


Surnames: PENNY ESABROOK
Submitter: Sharon Patchett (SOBPAtchet@aol.com)
Date: 05 Feb 2000

Guinette E. Penny, Annaa Estabrook, children of George Penny who died Lorraine, Jefferson County, NY Please e-mail direct


Surnames: BLASER
Submitter: Ed McClain (emcc@netside.com)
Date: 05 Feb 2000
URL: http://www.logicsouth.com/~emcc/

Seeking any information about Rev. John Henry BLASER who died 22 MAR 1923 in Pearl City, Stephenson Co, IL. Born in FEB 1857 in Winesburg, Holmes Co, OH, he was married to Matilda (Tillie) GREENER or GRUENER. John Henry was a minister in the Evangelical Church, joining the church's Illinois Conference in 1891. Rev. BLASER is listed in the 1917 LaSalle County Farmers Directory. An obituary in a Stephenson County newspaper indicates that his remains were taken "to Streator, Ill. the old home" and that he is buried in the Long Point Cemetery in Livingston County. Particularly looking for his obituary in any LaSalle County newspapers. Thanks.


Surnames: WHITE WILSON
Submitter: Kay Martin (sunimaze@att.net)
Date: 03 Feb 2000
URL:

Wish to exchange with anyone descending from James or Eleanor (WILSON) WHITE who lived in LaSalle Co., IL from about 1835 until their deaths in 1877
and 1881. Thanks! Kay 


Surnames: GRASSMYER OLME BYERS HAGGE
Submitter: Cindy Wazelle (jwazelle@penn.com)
Date: 31 Jan 2000

I am looking for info on a a William Grassymer and a Sarah Conley Grassymer they lived in Ill for over 30 years they are buried in Ottawa Ave cem i am looking for their kids thank you


Surnames: KELLEY MILLIKIN
Submitter: Sharon Leon (Richardsharon4@aol.com)
Date: 29 Jan 2000

Seeking parents of John Byron KELLEY b. 27 Jan. 1838 Oberlin, Lorain Co., OH.  His father may have been a minister. In 1850 was living in the household of Nancy KELLEY near Ottawa, LaSalle Co., IL. In 1860 John was working nearby for Samuel MILLIKIN and m. his dau. Jerusha Bessie MILLIKIN. John served in the Civil War. He d. 7-8 Nov. 1871 on his way home after winning at cards in a Grant City, Worth Co., MO saloon. Children: Eunice Lorraine b. 1861 LaSalle Co., Samuel Millikin b. 1862 LaSalle Co., Rebecca b. 1865 LaSalle Co., John Robert b. 1866 Worth Co., MO, George Philip b. 1869 Worth Co., MO and Emma b. 1870 Worth Co., MO.


Surnames: CULMER SCHUMACHER SCHUMAKER ZIMMER CARR
Submitter: Janet Karkow (jtkarkow@execpc.com)
Date: 28 Jan 2000

Seeking all CULMER and SCHUMAKER (SCHUMACHER) researchers. John CULMER and Sarah CARR lived in Northville, LaSalle Co. where John was the postmaster having received his commission from Abraham Lincoln. Their youngest daughter Goldieth Alice CULMER married Frank SCHUMACHER, grandson of Henry SCHUMACHER and Dorothy ZIMMER. The building that was the Northville postoffice and the Culmer General Store still stands.


Surnames: COULTER COULTAR COALTER COLTER
Submitter: Stephana (coulterclan2@yahoo.com)
Date: 27 Jan 2000

Looking for Coulters-Colters-Coalter-Coultar.  First name of maybe Charles, David, John.T ime line would be 1860 or some where in that area.


Surnames: WILSON TOMB
Submitter: Francis T. Wilson III (trippwilson@hotmail.com)
Date: 25 Jan 2000

I am looking for any information regarding my great grandfather George A. Wilson b. Jan 4,1855, in Quebec, Canada. He moved to LaSalle, Illinois, and married Frances L. Tomb, of LaSalle in 1880. That is what I know, what I do not know, is antthing about the Tomb family, or either of their date of death. Also I have a book "The History of LaSalle County, Illinois 1886" I got som of the information from this book, but none more. If any one knows anything that would help me please let me know. Thank you.


Surnames: LEAHY HOGAN
Submitter: M. Joseph Leahy (mjleahy@pobox.alaska.net)
Date: 24 Jan 2000
URL: http:///www.familytreemaker.com/users/l/e/a/M-J-Leahy/index.html

Seeking birth records of children of Patrick and Ellen [nee Hogan] Leahy who resided in LaSalle County, Illinois during the 1870s. Given names include Nellie, Anna, Mary, John, James, Katherine, Frank, George and Florence. Ellen Hogan's sister--Katie--resided with the family during this period.


Surnames: SKELTON
Submitter: Kathy Skelton Smith (smiturtle@tbcnet.com)
Date: 21 Jan 2000

Can you give me any information about a gravestone with the name of Juney Skelton on it in Earlville? Dates, Cemetary records...?


Surnames: TULLIS WILLEY
Submitter: Sherry Jurgens (GJurgens@aol.com)
Date: 18 Jan 2000

Looking for Melissa TULLIS and her father John TULLIS in LaSalle County, Illinois. Melissa was born in 1854. She married George WILLEY in Iowa. Please contact me at my e-mail address.


Surnames: RENKOSIAK
Submitter: Janet Morence (jmorence@highlandil.com)
Date: 17 Jan 2000

Interested in the surname Renkosiak of LaSalle, IL.9 circa 1900 - 1915) and relationship to Wachowski/Kossak family.


Surnames: YENTZER SMITH
Submitter: Julie Joseph (julesaj@mailcity.com)
Date: 15 Jan 2000

I am looking for a Enoch YENTZER who married Rebecca SMITH 1849. I'm not sure if they married in Lasalle County, but the papers say he resided in Ottawa IL and his wife was born there. Any help would be great! thanks!


Surnames: BROWN HOWE HERROLD
Submitter: judith a. kelle (jak8915@prodigy.net)
Date: 14 Jan 2000

Searching for ancestors of Hester Ann Brown Howe born 1820 in NY and her sister, Elizabeth Brown Herrold, both living in LaSalle Co. IL after about 1855. Please email me with information at jak8915@prodigy.net


Surnames: TUTTLE BREVIVK SIGMUNDSTAD JARED SIGMOND
Submitter: Bjarne JORMELAND (bjarne.joermeland@c2i.net)
Date: 12 Jan 2000

Osmund TUTTLE (Osmund Endreson Totland) b. january 1798 at the Totland farm,Hjelmeland,Rogaland, Norway.In 1836 he and wife Malena Reiardtr. Vadla, b. Jan.1.1802 and one child arrived in New York with sailship "Norden". Their son Endre is said to died just after arrivel in New York. Osmund and Malena had 9 children, but only Bergit(Betsey),b. 1837, Osmund jr. b. 1840 and Anna, b. 1842, grown up. The family lived until 1854 in Mission Twp., LaSalle Co. Then moved to Florence Twp., Benton Co. Iowa.Malena died 1851 or 1852.Osmund in oct. 1855 in Norway (Europa) remarried Helene Sofie Larsdtr. Eike,b. June 12.1825. Osmund died in 1879, and is probably burried in Benton County. Helene died in 1911. I dont know where she died or where she is burried.Bergit first married Daniel Larson Tysvaer, from Rogaland, Noway. Then she married Oscar BREVICK, b. ca. 1842 in Norway. They had children: Daniel, b.ca. 1867, Elizabeth, b.ca. 1869, Obed, b. ca. 1871 and Gerhard b. ca. 1875. In 1880 the family lived in Sheridan Twp, Lasalle. Oscar where running a restaurant. Osmund Tuttle jr. married Magdaline, b. in Pennsylvenia ? They probaly lived in Benton Co. Iowa.Anna Tuttle 1. married Jonas Rasmusson SIGMUNDSTAD (Sigmond?), b. May 6.1820 in Hjelmeland, Norway. They had children Anna Christina, Melina Elisabeth and Roseana. Anna married 2: Jakob JARED (Jakob Jakobson Gjerde) b. 1833 at Einervoll, Hjelmeland, Norway.No children, but Jakob privious married, unknown name.Jacob CHILDREN 1. marriage: Mary, b. 1860, Carie, b. 1862, Henry, b. 1864, Elsie,b. 1866 (all b. in Illinois, probably in LaSalle)and Secilia, b. 1868, Anna,b. 1870, martin, b. 1873 and Noah, b. 1877 (alla b. in Iowa, probably Benton Co.)Anna and Jacob Jared lived in benton Co, IA. Anna Tuttle 3. married John HEGLAND. Then they lived in Kendall Co, Illinois ? Osmund Tuttle sr. had Lewis Eward. b. 1856 and Henry Tuttle , b. 1858 - with second wife.Lewis probably lived in Dickinson County, Iowa. Henry m. Martha B. Thompson. They lived in Benton Co. IA. Their farm in Florence Twp. Benton Co, was sold in 1977 ? Henry had this children: Clara (m.Tow), Otis, Royal, Ruby, Howard and Chester Tuttle. I,m register emigrants from Hjelmeland, Norway - and would like to know all what is possible for this familiy (ies)and is interested to hear from descendants.


Surnames: SMITH ROOT MATTHIESSEN
Submitter: Vickie Bullis (Boog@aol.com)
Date: 10 Jan 2000

I am trying to help a friend find information on his grandparents. GF was a chauffer for Frederick W. Matthiessen family and GM was a cook for the same. Their names are Frank Smith and Cleo (or Cecelia) Root Smith. Children were Proxida, Isabella and Walter. There is a question as to whether Isabella and Walter were adopted (no birth records found). They were believed to be brother and sister and adopted together. Anything sound familiar? Any info would help. Thanks...


Surnames: HENDERSON SMITH GREEN JEWELL
Submitter: Kathy Gavin (gavin@hsonline.net)
Date: 04 Jan 2000

Seeking any information on the James H. and Jane (Smith) HENDERSON family. James and Jane moved to LaSalle Co., Mendota, around 1858, and remained in the area until their deaths in 1864 and 65, respectfully. Of their 9 children, the following are known to have lived in the Mendota area for at least a few years: 1.Elizabeth (HENDERSON) JEWELL - husband died in OH, resided in Rockton, IL in 1889 2.Catherine (HENDERSON) GREEN - she and her husband, Benson, eventually moved on to KS 3.Grace HENDERSON - never married 4.James S. HENDERSON - Presbyterian minister, moved to LaSalle Co. in 1855, principal of the Presbyterian College until his death in 1861. Thank-you!


Surnames: MARTIN GUTHRIE HIBBARD TARRANT
Submitter: Jack Martin (dittel06@info2000.net)
Date: 02 Jan 2000

Researching Allen MARTIN, who was living in LaSalle county in 1866. He married Lurinda HIBBARD, location unknown, and possibly had the following children. William C. MARTIN, Minnie MARTIN, and Marena MARTIN. Marena MARTIN was married to a TARRANT. Also, looking for information on David GUTHRIE, who was mayor of Marseilles during the 1950-1990.


Surnames: URICK JURICK JUREK
Submitter: Lawrence S. Heigert (lshigert@redrock.com)
Date: 01 Jan 2000

I am seeking information regarding the birth of my maternal grandmother whose name is Mary Theresa Urick. Other possible surnames are Jurick or Jurek. She was born on 11 June 1892. The place was Kangley, Illinois. A search request to the LaSalle County Clerk turned up negative. Another place option may be Streator, Illinois.


Surnames: KOBUS SZCZEPANSKI LEWANDOWSKI
Submitter: Janet Morence (jmorence@highlandil.com)
Date: 01 Jan 2000

This is a correction to and earlier query where the surname should have been Kobus. Looking for Jan and Martianna nee Jaroch Kobus and son, Vincent Kobus. Vincent b. abt 1875 in Wisitz, Posen, Poland, lived in Peru, LaSalle County, IL. and married Pelagia Szczepanski and Mary Lewandowski. Were there siblings and children of Vincent?

 


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