Dec 14, 2000
Some of the Surnames that I am a descendant of are Marth, Kavadas,
Bennett, Franklin, Rockwell, and my husband's are Peacock and Ross. He is
related to a Joseph Henry Peacock and a Charles William Peacock but not born
the same years. I wonder if they are still descendants. He is also related
to a Thomas Peacock. His Joseph H. Peacock was born 2-2 1871 and Charles was
born 11/16 1894. Thomas Peacock was born 9/17/1835. Maude Iva Bennett born
10/4/1910, Thomas Kavadas, Mildred Lucille Franklin born 4/23/1914 Wilbur
Marth born 11/16/1907 My husband's descendants-Elijah Badger born 11/19/1825
and Margaret Jane Lindsay born June 22, 1832 More of my descendants-Napolean
Bonapart Franklin born 1/9/1867 Married Emma Burton Perhaps you might have
some ideas on how I can research any of these descendants or you might know
if any of them are in your book. Thank you in advance.
Don Durkes, Dec 14,
I am researching Conrad Durkes and Mary Jones. Specifically looking for
Conrad's children and parents.
Ted Johnson, Dec
I was looking at a listing for the town of Dixon, IL in the year
1894-95. This past week I came into possession of my grandmothers birth
certificate. It stated that her mother was name Annie Groth. Before my
grandmother passed away in 1982, she told my father that she had been
adopted. This was news to the whole family as she had kept it a secret from
everyone, we are not even sure if Grandpa new. She told my father that her
real father was a doctor and her real mother a nurse. I found a listing for
in the 1894-95 city directory for an Annie Groth who apparently was a
domestic for a doctor named Geo W I Brown. On my grandmothers birth
certificate the father was named as Herman Manske. While I cannot find any
Herman Manske (whose occupation on the birth certificate was listed as
laborer, not doctor) the year 1894-95 is several years before my
grandmothers birth in 1902. My question is are there city directories
available for the years up to 1902? If so are they on-line anywhere? My
thinking is that while my grandmother was born in Milwaukee, the fact that
an Annie Groth worked for a doctor could have meant that the doctor had the
connections available back then to get her to Milwaukee, have the baby and
arrange for it to be adopted. Ok, it's a long shot I know but its one of the
few leads I have right now. Finding out that my grandmother was adopted
answered quite a few questions about her background. The mother in family
that adopted her (the Campbells) passed away around 1912, and my grandmother
and her "brother" were taken out of the Campbell home and put in foster
homes...however my grandmothers younger sister Cora, was not taken out of
the home. Because as we have learned she was the Campbells real daughter.
Aunt Cora apparently promised grandma that she wouldn't tell anything about
the adoption and kept this promise until she passed away in 1998, so there
are no leads there. The other boy Florian has already passed away so that
isn't an option either. My grandmother became an OB nurse in Chicago
(working for over 50 years until her knees gave out in 1978) and arranged
over the years for countless adoptions of children of unwed mothers, to the
point that doctors would call her if they had someone who needed help. I
guess the adoption laws were different back in the 1920-1940 range. My
question is if the city directories are available for the period 1894-1902
(or 1903 or 1904) is there a Herman Manske (the name listed as the father on
my grandmothers birth certificate) listed anywhere? Is there any information
available on this Dr. Brown. If my grandmothers real father was a doctor the
name Herman Manske could have been bogus....in fact there is a possibility
that the name Annie Groth is bogus also but there is no way really to find
that information I guess. Thank you
Thompkins, Nov 29, 2000, 321 E Superior St
Lebanon, IN 46052
Looking for info on John C and Emma R Pennock Kennedy family, came to
Dixon 1904 and ran boarding house for college students. Believe Emma had
Pennock (Pennick) relation in the area. She had a sister born in ILL
Agnes, Nov 28,
I am interested in any reference to the subject
surnames contained in the History of Lee County, IL which I understand was
printed in 1892. Could you help me?
Barbara Fratto, Nov
Seeking information on the Pfeiffer and Pippert
Families who came to Lee County in the late 1880's. Thanks!
Nov 22, 2000
I am interested in Hans Christain Jergensen
(changed to Christopher Hans Johnson) He lived in Rochelle, Ill. sometime
around 1868-1875. Lived with Dereg Codney and family left with a Bloodough
family to New York probably around 1873-1875. He was born in Copenhagen,
Denmark on Nov. 18, 1851.
John Miller, Nov
Seeking descendants of ALMON BRISTOL, married
1883 in Amboy IL to Olive E. Barber. I have photograph of each. Thanks.
E. T. Schmitt, Nov
Looking for information on these Sharrars connected to the Dixon, IL
Sarah BOYD, born about 1829, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, married a Mr. SHARRAR
and lived near Dixon, Lee County, IL in 1870 at the time of the marriage of
Sarah's brother, William O. BOYD. Mr. SHARRAR may have been the D. C.
Sharrar who is shown in the Lee County Illinois 1872 Plat Book. A D. C.
Shearer is shown in the 1880 census in Cedar Rapids, IA as the
brother-in-law of Margaret (BOYD) DOUGLAS, a sister of Sarah (BOYD) SHARRAR.
This couple is believed to have had a daughter, Margaret SHARRAR who
married Robert STUART (born abt 1852 in Canada, son of John STUART and Elise
BREMNER) in 1876 in Cedar Rapids, IA. John STUART was connected with Quaker
Oats. This family resided in the Chicago area, in 1911 near the U. of
Chicago, later in Lake Forest, Lake County, IL.
These SHARRARs may be connected:
Nancy C SHARRAR, born 22 May 1854 of Dixon, Lee County, IL, died 15 Dec
1937, Phelps Co, MO. Her obituary shows her as born in PA. Spouse: William L
'Wiley' LOVE (Son of Lee & Mary). Both buried at Pea Ridge (Roach) Cem. near
Nancy had a sister, Fannie M. SHARRAR (1861-1947) wife of Wm. A. COREY
(1860-1947). Both buried at Pea Ridge (Roach) Cem. near Rolla, MO.
Also apparently from the Dixon, IL area was a Stewart SHARRAR, born Abt
1858, of Dixon, Lee County, Illinois. He married Elvira Mae VAN DUSEN in
Carroll Co., IL on 13 Feb 1879.
Nov 15, 2000
I am looking for descendants of John and Ed Severson who lived in Lee
County in the 1880s and 1890s.
Trisha Reynolds, Nov
Thanks for looking for I.O. Wilkinson for me. Now that I know the books,
I will see if I can get them through our library system here in Georgia.
That's the only thing about not having my "roots" close by - have to do all
this stuff by mail!!
Anyway, I appreciate your efforts - keep up the good work. We hope to get
to Dixon in a year or so.
Nov 10, 2000
Looking for some help on the O'Malia family who lived in Lee County,
Illinois. William Henry O'Malia died in 1874 married to Bridget Connolly:
Son was William Henry O'Malia too, born 1868 in Dixon, died in 1950, married
Margaret Caufield who died in 1921 in Freeport. This was an Irish family who
worked on the Illinois Central Railroad. Any information appreciated. Thanks
Nov 4, 2000
Fisher Ditch appears on the 1840 census of Lee County. He also is on the
1850 Monroe County. I would like any and all info on him. I am doing a broad
research for the Ditch name. I am trying to tie him to others in my line and
3 other individuals that reside around the country. Thank You
Leivan, Nov 3, 2000
I am searching for information on the family of Mathias Lievan born 13
Oct 1813 Germany, Alsace Lorrane, died 15 May 1893 Dixon Lee Co. ILL. He
married Magdalena Miller in Germany coming to America in 1846 living in Pa.
He was a farmer who raised his children in this area all 16. His son married
a Mary or(Nellie) Pifer His son was also named Mathias E. Lievan or (Leivan)
He moved to Missouri. I would like contact with any one who is working on
this line, and, any of the other 16 children's family line's. I have some
information I will share if we are connected.
McIntosh-Sherwood, Nov 2, 2000
Looking for information on Nell/Nellie LEVY/LEVEY from Steward, IL,
married Orrin C. SHERWOOD of Rochelle, IL, died 1926.
Winter Park, FL USA
Elliott, 2 Nov, 2000
My Clark family moved for a while to Dixon in 1923 from Kentucky.
George and Dona Clark and their kids, including my dad Gene, siblings Ray,
May, Bertha (married), Eddie, Myrtle, Nola Mae. I think some of his family
moved with him. George W. Clarks siblings were Charley, (who convinced them
to move to Dixon so George could work at Reynold's wire), Luther, Mattie,
Hattie and Leaatha.
Luther married Della Burgess, Hattie married Roy Bruce, Leatha married
Lon Courtney, Maattie married Coleman Handley, Charley married Iva
Cornstubble, My dad married Barbara Cozad.
This family moved back to KY for a while, and then George and Dona moved
back to Dixon again. I am trying to find any info on George W. Clark's
father. So, if I can find any info on his brothers or sisters, this might
help. George worked at Reynold's Wire, lost an eye there I think, I don't
know the years he worked there. If you know this family, please e-mail me???
27 Oct, 2000
Seeking information on the family of John C Piper, b. about 1825 in
Bedford Co, PA, the son of John Piper, Esq, who was the son of Col John
Piper, Fort Piper, Bedford Co, PA. There is mention of John C. Piper in the
Amboy News 7/22/1882 Page 4, Column 1, also mention of a 1914 Lee Co
History, page 446 and 186 Vol B. Also is listed as a supervisor, Reynolds
twp. Have much information to share.
McIntosh-Sherwood, Oct 26, 2000
Hi, I am trying to locate an obituary for Catherine SCHEUER FUESTMAN.
She was married to Godfrey FUESTMAN of Paw-Paw, Lee County, IL. I understand
that she possibly moved to Dixon, Lee County, IL after his death. I would
think she would have died in the 1920's or 1930's. Any help will be much
Winter Park, FL USA
Tom Dunaway Oct
I'm looking for relatives of Reba Dunaway Thompson who lived in
Amboy, Lee County, Illinos. She died Feb. 1980. I believe she had 2
brothers, Harry and James Dunaway. Would love to talk to anyone who
is related to her.
Fred Krauss Oct
18, 2000, 106 Cherry Hill Circle East, Aylett, Virginia 23009
I am looking for information on Fred John Krauss my great
grandfather, where he is buried, obituary and immigration records. Also, I
would like to find a marriage record of Fred and Katherine Maisch and
immigration record of wife Katherine.
Information I have comes from an obituary of his wife published in the
Aurora Daily Beacon January 12, 1909.
According to the obituary Fred passed away in Amboy, Lee County 10
years ago. Which would be about 1899 or 1900. His name is Fred Krauss.
It could be Frederick and middle name John. He was born in Germany about
1854. In the obituary the name is spelled wrong KRAUSE. The name of his
wife was Katherine Maisch (Krauss) (Sipple) b. June 1857 Germany d.
January 12, 1909 Aroura, Illinois. Immigration 1882 from the 1900 Illinois
Fred and Katherine had 3-4 children as follows, all of which are
1. Frederick William Krauss married Gertrude Eliza Polzien (my
grandparents) b. December 9, 1885 Aurora, Illinois d. July 12, 1967 San
Diego, California m. Abt. 1908 Illinois b. March 24, 1889 Aurora, Illinois
d. January 16, 1967 San Diego, California
2. William Krauss b. January 14, 1884 Aurora, Illinois d. June 1,
1960 buried Lincoln Memorial Park, Employed by Richlands - Wilcox
Manufacturing Co. for 59 years. 1960 residence 508 Liberty St., Aurora,
3. Elsie Krauss b. March 1892 Aurora, Illinois NOTHING ELSE KNOWN
4. ? Krauss NOTHING ELSE KNOWN
Katherine married Louis Sipple February 24, 1903. Katherine is
buried in Illinois, Spring Lake Cemetery Section FW, Lot 9, Owner Tile 030,
Int. No. 4529.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
Oct 15, 2000, 14445 S.W. 130th, Tigard, Oregon, 97224
Looking for information on Almon/Alman W. KING
Almon W. KING who was born abt. 1825 in N.Y. His wife was Emma _____
born abt. 1824 in N.Y.
Their children were: William A. born abt. 1850 in Illinois; L. Frank born
abt. 1853 in Texas; Mary born abt. 1856 in Texas; Guy born abt. 1860 in
Almon/or Alman W. KING, came down from N.Y. either with his
immediate family listed above or with his parents Lyman and Phebe (WILLIAMS)
KING to Crystal Lake, Illinois. Almon was a physician/surgeon and
shows up in the 1860 DeWitt County, Yorktown, Texas census and then
disappears for the following census'. We feel he went back up to Illinois to
be with his extended family. I have found/read on the www site for the
Library in Lee County, that they have news articles on several KINGS and an
Almon KING, but I do not know if he is the same one. Looking for any
information that you might have and I have lots of information to share on
his brothers/sisters and parents- I even have "old letters" from his
brothers and sisters!
Lanny A. Robbins
Oct 13, 2000
I am interested in communicating with family genealogists who may have
information about the Charles Meese family and the Frederick William
Meyer family that lived near Dixon IL in the 1860's.
Jeff Meriam Oct 8, 2000, 1911
S. Gateway Blvd, Ridgecrest CA 93555
I'm looking for almost any information (or even pictures) that someone
of you may know about my great-grandfather Frank Bardwell Meriam, his
wife, children, or his or her parents.
My great grandfather was a County Deputy Sheriff in 1876 to ??
timeframe. He and his wife Mary Gertrude Hubbard lived in Amboy,
Illinois when he was a deputy. They lived in house owned by Samuel Tyler
Meriam and Anne Jane Brown Meriam, who were Frank Bardwell
Meriam's parents. All I know about the house was it had a wooden sidewalk in
front. They were married 20 Jan 1876 in Sublette, and lived in Arlington,
apparently, at some point. They moved to Colorado perhaps for the health of
their daughter Zita, who had a brother Paul Frank, my grandfather. I don't
know which was older although I think Zita was.
Any information, pointers or leads would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much.
Sep 27, 2000
Well, Elizabeth Patterson was born in Scotland 3/22/1874 and came
to the US around 1904. She married James McCarroll son of Bernard and
Bridget (Hughes) McCarroll. Bernard and Bridget are buried in Oakwood
Cemetery (Dixon). They came to the US from County Armaugh, Ireland around
1851 and settled in Dixon. James married Bedina Mulvihill ( unsure of
the spelling) December of 1887 and they had an infant that died in 1888. I
am not sure if they divorced or what, but he later married Elizabeth
Patterson and they lived in Seattle. I am not sure if James met
Elizabeth in Dixon or if he met her after he went to Seattle. Just trying to
figure this one out. I really appreciate your time. I have been researching
my mother's family for over 7 years and I still have a lot of missing
pieces. Thanks again.
Sep 19, 2000
Looking for any info on George PRATT. Civil War roster of Ill 65th
Rgt. list residence as Dixon.
Linda Scripter Sep
I am looking for more information on John L. DOLSON, my ggg-grandfather. I
found his name listed in the surname index of Frank Stevens' "1914 History
of Lee County, Illinois" but I do not have anything else from the book. I
know he married Lidia Jane FORBES on 9-26-1839 in Jefferson County,
Illinois. Thank you!
Charla Watt Sep 7,
I am hoping for some kind of help with my SUTTON family. The census index
for 1860 Lee County Illinois- City of Dixon shows a William H. Sutton and a
Charity Sutton. I havent been able to find this family except for here in
Lee Co. I think the H. after William is a typo because his middle name was
Thomas. William was listed on page 348 and Charity was listed on page 349.
Any one who could help with this family I am very open to any suggestions.
Aug 31, 2000
Seeking any information on Lewis P. BRAITHWAITE, who appears in the 1860
Census Index for Lee County. Am also interested in any descendants. Lewis
was listed in the 1850 Hampshire Co., VA (now WV) Census as being married
within the year. I have extensive information on his siblings and their
families remaining in VA. According to his brother, David's family Bible,
Lewis was born 24 Feb. 1827 on Timber Ridge in Frederick Co., VA. His wife's
name was Elizabeth Ann, maiden name unknown, as Hampshire County Marriage
records were destroyed by Union Soldiers. Contact: Larry W. Veach, 150
Country Park Dr., Winchester, VA 22602-7406
Aug 24, 2000
I am researching my husband's family. His grandparents were Fern Eva
CHANDLER, daughter of Elmer Darwin Chandler and Ida Alice BAKER, and
Clarence Eugene HECKMAN, son of Walter Heckman and Hannah MISSMAN. Hannah
Missman was the daughter of Gerhard Missman and Mary LEYDIG. Elmer Darwin
Chandler was the son of Elhanan HANOVER? Chandler and Martha A. BRADSHAW.
Fern died October 2, 1979 in Dixon. She was born August 12, 1896 near Amboy.
All the families were somewhere in the Dixon, Nachusa, Amboy area. I'd love
any info to fill in and extend the line. Thanks. Liz Gamble
Aug 24, 2000
I am looking for information about my GGG grandfather Enos J STEDMAN. Born
8-5-1848 in Onega, Tioga County, New York and moved to Lee County, Illinois
when seven years old. His father, Enos C. Stedman and mother Malenna D.
Stedman lived in the area until about 1875, until they moved to Otoe County,
Nebraska. Enos J. married a Lee county resident, Amanda MEYERS in Lee County
on 7-4-1871. On 10-29-1893 she died while visited family in Illinois while
on a trip from NE. I am guessing Lee county but not sure. Any information
either of my GGG grandparents would be extremely helpful. Thanks, Todd A.
Crownover, 29839 416th Ave. Tyndall, SD 57066,
Aug 22, 2000
I have been given the marriage certificate for John MORSE and Sarah GRUMMON
(spelling I am not sure of). They were married 3rd Dec. 1871 in Paw Paw
Grove, Ill. The certificate is from Lee County, Ill. So far I have found no
connection to my family other than the Zimmermans came from Livingston and
Woodford County, Ill. They came to Ks. in 1850's so can't come up with a
connection. Would love to give to someone who is researching this family.
Aug 7, 2000
I am looking for more information on Arthur W. BOSLOUGH. He was born
December 19, 1880 in Paw Paw, Ill., His parents were Milton E. and Sarah
Boslough. He graduated from Paw Paw high school. He died in Wausau, WI in
1949. I know he was in Ashland, OR in 1917 but am trying to find more
information from his birth to then. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Aug 3, 2000
I am trying to search my husband's family by the name of PRICE. My husbands
g-grandfather was named Charles John Price. (also went by John Charles
Price) He was born in Dixon, Ill in 1860. His family has never kept any
records, so this searching has been very difficult. According to the
cemetery and census records I have found his Charles parents were named:
Michael Price (b. 1826 in France) and Catharine SHEARR (b. 1836 in Ireland.)
They had the following children: Charles John Price b 1860, Mary Ann Price
b. Oct 17, 1863, Daniel F. Price b. 1864, Michael T. Price b. 1865. The
above children were all born in Dixon, ILL. The next 3 were born in Story
County, Iowa. Catharine E. Price b. 1868, Sarah E. Price b. 1870, and Ida
May Price b. Jan 23, 1878. All except Sarah E. are buried in Story Co. Iowa.
Any information would be appreciated.
Jul 31, 2000
Looking for any information on the Vincent A. NOLAN and Goldie M.(WADE)
Nolan families. Vincent b. 7-12-1902, d. 7-18-1975, parents Michael and
Margaret (maiden name unknown) Nolan. Vincent brothers: Donald (living in
Franklin Grove Nursing Home and Gladys his wife (deceased), Charles, Earl
others unknown. Goldie M. (Wade) Nolan b. 5-24-1902, (Mt. Carol, Il.) d.
8-13-95, parents Thomas and Maude (maiden name unknown) Wade. Goldie
sisters: Emma (living in Dixon), Ivy, Mutt others unknown. Vincent and
Goldie (Wade) Nolan children: Helen (Johnson), Betty (Hoffmann), Richard and
Millicent (Botefhur). Vincent and Goldie Nolan had lived in Dixon in the
1920's and moved to Norridge (Norwood Park Township) Il. After my mother's
death, Betty (Nolan) Hoffmann; March 29, 1999, I had received her birth
certificate and had notice she was the second child born of three. The first
was born alive, but died, and the third was still born. Betty was born on
October 2, 1925, at home -11:45 a.m., 1015 Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Any
information regarding on my mother's birth and the Nolan and Wade Families
would be appreciated.
Fritz Jul 30, 2000
I am researching my family tree and cannot get beyond my grandfather, Lewis
CRAIG. He was married to Anna FARVER in Dixon, Ill. and they lived near
Ashton and Amboy for awhile. I do not know who Lewis Craigs parents were.
Lewis was born in Millville, N.J. in 1856 according to my dad.
Jul 27, 2000
Looking for any information on the LOHMEYER family. My father Loren Lohmeyer
and his sister Myrtle went to school in Dixon in 1918. My great
grandparents, John William Lohmeyer and Sophia WITTENBERG Lohmeyer resided
in Franklin Grove for some time. John died there in 1928, Sophia died in
Ashton in 1945. Other family names are: (Children of John & Sophia) Mary
Lohmeyer (Mrs. Chris) LANDAU b.11-12-1879 , John H. Lohmeyer b.5-5-1875 of
Eldena, Henry William Lohmeyer b.9-22-1877and Lydia BUCHHOLZ Lohmeyer of
Dixon, Carrie Lohmeyer b.12-3-1886 and Ella Lohmeyer b.10-28-1892 in Farmer
Jul 27, 2000
I am trying to find out what happened to my grandmother. She was a
"resident" of the Dixon State Colony in the late 1920's and early 1930's. I
think she may have died there. Her name was Cora Mae TEGETHOFF. Apparently,
she did not have a social security number, so I have been unable to trace
her that way. Can you check your records? Do you have access to Dixon State
Colony death records? Can you tell me how to get access to these records?
Please advise. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance
for your help. Kathryn Ryan, 203 East Sadie Street, Brandon, FL 33510.
Jul 25, 2000
I'm searching for my Great uncles daughter Frances HOHIMER. Frances married
Albert Hohimer 1921, she was 16. From what I understand, she attacked Albert
with a knife, and was sent to a girls school, then on to Lee Co, Dixon state
hospital. This is where I lost her. Would anyone have any idea how I could
find info on what happened to her after that? Thank you.
Jul 24, 2000
I have recently acquired the Death Certificate for Emery D. COUNTRYMAN. I
was wondering if there are any obituaries on him. He died November 5, 1953
at the Dixon Hospital, and he was a merchandizer in Sterling Wholesale. If
anyone can get me a copy of his obituary I am willing to pay any postage and
copy costs. Thanks! Kevin Strattan, 621 Seven Nations Drive, Madison, WI
53713. [Email first!]
Jul 18, 2000
I am researching the Kelleher family of Amboy, Lee County, Il. I have found
the death record and place of burial for James KELLEHER, Jr and his wife
Mary Elizabeth HAYES KELLEHER. they are buried in St. Patrick's Catholic
Cemetery in Amboy. My quest now is to establish the death date of James
KELLEHER, Sr., born about 1823 and his wife, Maria McINNERY KELLEHER, born
abt 1841, and their place of burial. They were both alive on the Lee Co.,
Il. 1880 census. Their children were: Mary, born 1862, died 1942; Margaret
born 1865, married a Hensckel and was alive 1942; Honora 'Nora' born 1867,
married a DYER; Edward born 1868, died 1939, married??; John born 1869;
Rosanna 'Rose' born 1873, married a KAUFFMAN; Johanna in St. Patrick's
Cemetery; and William born 1877. If these children are in the cemetery with
the parents, would you let me know their dates, too?
Jul 14, 2000
A Thomas J. PRATT died December9, 1935 in Dixon, Lee County, Illinois and
also a Grace Pratt died on October 3, 1945. I have a feeling Thomas J. Pratt
would be my great grandfather. I have no knowledge of your county lines.
Last known residence of both were Pearl City. [Pearl City is in Stevenson
County, near Freeport. DN]
Jul 12, 2000
I am looking for information concerning Thomas Henry HUNT born in Lee,
Illinois on 2 January 1869. He was married to Mary Frederica SCHMIDT, who
was born in Hinckley, Illinois on 7 May 1873. Thank you, Diana
Griffin Jul 9, 2000
Looking for information on Alvin Joseph BUSHEY, b. 23 Dec. 1865 in Lee
Center, Illinois. Married 19 Jan 1895 to Elmona Abigail ECKLEY (1866 - 1923)
and d. 1 Sep. 1940 in Ontario, CA. may have had a brother named Lewis BUSHEY.
Alvin and Emona moved to Iowa and then to California.
Jul 6, 2000
I am looking for information about my grandmother who I believe was named
Mary BUSKER, and was born on 8/7/1910 in Amboy. She married a Charles Edward
TOWNE from Bradford, Stark county and both died in 1949 in Chicago, leaving
my father a 12 year old orphan. I have almost no record of anything related
to either of my grandparents, so anyone with any information about Mary
BUSKER, please email me at email@example.com. Thank you for your help.
Jun 29, 2000
I am researching the PFEFFER branch of my family tree. I know that my
greatgrandmother, Isabell Pfeffer, had a brother John. Isabell was born in
Champaign Co, IL in 1878. Today I came upon a web sight which listed a John
Pfeffer as registering for military service in 1918. He listed his hometown
as Amboy and the registration headline said it was for Lee Co, IL. Thanks
for your time.
Jun 27, 2000
I am looking for some women whose last name (and I presume it is their
married name) is KERSTEN. They are: Anna Elizabeth Kersten died 2 Feb 1916;
Emma Kersten died 18 Aug 1937; Katherine Kersten died 2 Nov 1935; Mary
Kersten died 7 Mar 1935. I would like to know their birth names, dates and
spouses information. I am also trying to locate the children of Ernest
William Kersten born 7 May 1898 in Ashton, Lee Co., Illinois. Thanks.
Jun 26, 2000
Seeking descendants of John and Bridget (O'HARE) BURNS living in East Grove
Twp 1870 census. Children: John b 1854; Hugh b 1859; Ann b 1861; Julia b
1862; Bridget b 1865 and Catherine b 1867.
Jun 25, 2000
Researching Cornelius SWEITZER, b: 25 Mar 1822 in Brothers Valley Twp.
Somerset Co. PA, d: ?? in IL?, sp: (1) Lena (Tolen) OSWAY, b: est 1820s, m:
abt 1875 in Lee Co., ILL - Nelson Twp., d: aft 1887 in Ogle Co., IL -
Daysville. sp: (2) Mary SHAULIS, b: 1821, m: abt 1847 in Somerset Co., PA,
d: abt 1871 in Westmoreland Co., PA - Mt. Pleasant. Children: Sarah SWEITZER,
Mary Elizabeth SWEITZER, Elizabeth SWEITZER, Jonas SWEITZER, Lavinia
SWEITZER, Tobias SWEITZER. Tobius married Amanda GENCK aft 1875 in Lee Co.,
IL. Their children: Claude SWEITZER, b: est 1880s in Lee Co., ILL - Nachusa
Twp, Howard SWEITZER, b: est 1880s in Lee Co., ILL - Nachusa Twp. I believe
Cornelius SWEITZER is listed in "Portrait & Biographical Record of Lee Co.,
IL" at p. 767, published ca 1892. It is believed he may have been living in
Ogle Co., IL ca 1887. Descendants go back to Philip BURBACH, a DAR
recognized by Rev War patriot. Paul Studly, 12911 Lynn Drive, Chesterland,
Jun 15, 2000
Searching for information on William F. SISCO and Eliza GREENWOOD. William
F. Sisco died 23 July 1872 in Lee Co., IL. Their children include: Sarah Ann
Sisco who married Henry STEVENS on 1 Jan 1860 in Lee Co.; Orren David Sisco
who married Frances ROADCAP, Unknown KOONTZ and Jance C. SMITH in Lee Co.,
Il.; Hiriam Jackson Sisco who married Mary Agnes MERRILL on 21 March 1869 in
Compton, Lee Co., Il.; Martin Van Buren Sisco who married Helen Augusta
JOHNSON on 25 Oct 1868 in Lee Co., Il.; Almeda Sisco who married James
BENNETT on 3 July 1868 in Dixon, Lee Co., IL.; and Mary J. Sisco who married
Francis M. JOHNSON. Will appreciate any information and will gladly share.
Jun 10, 2000
Who were the parents of Margaret May HETHERINGTON? Her father was born in
England (?) She was born in Canada January 15, 1855. Her siblings were
Melinda, Cora, Lucy and Joe. Margaret (also called "Maggie May,") was
married in Amboy, IL. on March 20, 1876, to Sylvester PETTICREW, son of
David PETTICREW and Margaret MILLER (Roof). According to some excerpts from
the Amboy News the Petticrews lived on a farm just South of Amboy in the
1880's. Any information on the HETHERINGTONS who lived in Amboy during that
time would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, Gloria Holtsinger
Peters Jun 7, 2000
Looking for any information on Joseph MADDEN and his wife Elizabeth (Maiden
name may have been CARNAHAN). According to the 1850 Census he was 55 years
old then and so was his wife. Living with him was James Madden (24) born in
Pa. and William P. Madden 21 born in (Tenn)? I am trying to attach Joseph to
who I believe his father was Joseph Madden of Chillisquaqua Pa. Born 1744
died 1823 Montour Co. PA. Living beside Joseph in 1850 is Margaret who I
believe is his daughter she is married to Jonathan MELUGIN. I also have a
statement that Joseph and his wife were buried in the west burial ground,
but I don't know if that is in Brooklyn Twp or not. Any help would be
appreciated. Charles R. Peters, 8855 Aragon Dr., Colorado Springs, Co.,
May 23, 2000
Seeking information on Charity E. COLEMAN. Daughter Margaret (Maggie) born
27 Feb 1853 (possibly in Rockford, IL). Have not been able to find record of
any marriage of Charity's prior to her marriage to Joseph OSTER, 19 Oct
1857, Sublette, Lee Co., IL. Charity is daughter of William Coleman and
Elizabeth (Last name unknown). William and his wife came to Illinois from PA
between 1844 and 1849. Also, have very little information on Joseph Oster
(variations may be Oester, Easter, etc). Charity and Joseph returned to PA
(Johnstown) some time after their marriage (reason for return unknown).
May 25, 2000
Hi. I am researching from my Great-Grandparents to all descendants. I know
that this family originated from Lee and Ogle counties. Leander Lincoln LE
FEVRE (b: 2 May 1868 ; d: 22 September 1936 and Fanny Rutt (EBERSOLE) LE
FEVRE (b: 24 June 1873 ; d: 8 April 1956. What I already have is on my
webpages @ http://home.earthlink.net/~lefevre2000 , Please check it out,
maybe what I have will help you. The information on this site was given to
me by my recently deceased Grandmother. Debra K. Le Fevre Ries, 217 Van
Buren St, Belvidere, IL 61008
May 23, 2000
I am researching my family roots which have taken me to Lee County. Can
anyone give me info on the BEHRENDT family residing there in the late 1800s?
Thank you. Richard Behrendt, P O Box 208, Occidental, CA 95465
R. J. Bogart
May 20, 2000
Looking for informationon families of Wilbur R. WELCH and Hazel L. THOMPSON
b.1911. Family was from Lee County, towns of Belvedere and Woodstock. Other
surnames in this family are: Jamison, Glowinski, DeSoto. Any help would be
appreciated. R. J. Bogart, 3 West Lake Road, Warwick, N.Y. 10990
Halverson May 18, 2000
I am looking for the burial place of Sigur & Isabell HALVERSON. They lived
in Milan Township, De Kalb County but I thought they may have been buried in
the Union Lutheran Cemetery aka Norwegian Cemetery in Lee County. I
understand this cemetery is close to the Lee/De Kalb county line and I know
Milan Township is on the line. Any help you can give will be appreciated.
May 12, 2000
I am searching for information on my great-great Aunts and their children?
The information I have is: Katherine YOTTY married Arthur PHILPS in
1901-1903 and they had two children - Glen and Nora. Neither married. Glen
died in 1992 and Nora died in 1996. I would like to find anyone that may
have pictures or information on either one of them. They both worked for the
Boyd Basket Co. and Glen later was a self-employed wood maker. Edith Yotty
married John STRICKLER in 1894-1895 and they also had two children - LLoyd
and Hazel. What I do know is Edith died at the age of 25 in Sept of 1900 and
is buried in the Dewolf cemetery. Her husband is buried next to her. Their
children Lloyd and Hazel I believe were raised by a DUFFY family. In an
estate notice found on Joseph Yotty, Edith's uncle, listed Lloyd's name as
Lloyd Strickler Duffy and Hazel as Hazel TREPLES. I would like dates of John
Strickler's death if possible. Thank you.
May 08, 2000
Thomas HOUGH and wife Mary Ann ACKLAND (BOOTH) HOUGH were living in Lee
County on the 1850 and 1860 Census in Brooklyn Twnshp. Thomas came from
Lancaster, England and Mary Ann from Ireland. Also, the Adam VROMAN family
moved to Lee County and were living near Willow Creek in the 1860 Census. I
have some information on the VROMAN family but would appreciate any on the
HOUGH and BOOTH families. Teresa Olson, 510 Shore Pines Ct., Post Falls, ID,
May 03, 2000
I am looking for more information on Mary MILLER who died in Franklin Grove,
IL. What I know is: She was born January 10, 1840 in Meyersdale, Somerset
County, PA She died sometime after March 17, 1876 (when her last? child was
born) in Franklin Grove, IL. She married John P. SCHMUCKER on November 11,
1858 in Wayne, OH. Her Children are: Ida Mae SCHMUCKER born January 18, 1865
in Ashland, OH. Heber SCHMUCKER born unknown. Charles SCHMUCKER born
unknown. Rebecca SCHMUCKER born March 18, 1876 in State Center, IA. Most of
this information came from the book "Descendants of Barbara Hochstedler and
Christian Stutzman", along with family sources and the Book of Countrymans.
What I am looking for is: When EXACTLY did Mary Miller die (does she have a
tombstone in Franklin Grove Cemetery?). Did John P. Schmucker die in
Franklin Grove too? If so what is his exact date of death? Does anyone know
more about Heber and Charles Schmucker? I know Heber married a Lucy MONG,
and Charles married a Nellie GRUSH but that is all. I have a lot of
information on Ida (Wagner) and Rebecca (Countryman)'s descendants, if
anyone is curious and would like to compare notes on this family. Thank you.
Kevin Strattan, 621 Seven Nations Drive, Madison, WI 53713
Apr 25, 2000
I am searching for information about Joseph JULY and his family. It seems
they donated the land that now is Evergreen Cemetery. I believe that he is
my Great-great grandfather. He left Ohio after the death of his wife Amanda
DEMENT July. She died seven days after the birth of my great-grandfather who
is also named Joseph, he married Jane JEANGUENAT in Scioto County Ohio.
Apr 14, 2000
I am researching our great grandfather's family Harry HOWEY born 6/11/1887
in Ashton, Lee Co., IL died 6/7/1960 in Dixon, Lee Co., IL. Married Lora E.
HIMES in 1908. I would appreciate any information and will gladly share what
I have. Thank you, Susan Colvin, PO Box 501365, Indianapolis, IN 46250
Apr 06, 2000
I am looking for any information about my grandfather, Matthias LEACH. He
moved with his mother, father, annd four older brothers to Lee County, Ill.
from Wilson, Niagara Co. N.Y. in 1851. He ran away from home when he was 15
and enlisted in Company E, 140th Illinois infantry. He served 6 months
before his mother found him and he was discharged. He reenlisted 18 Jan.
1865 in Co. L, 7th Illinois cavalry. I believe his father's name was Silas.
He died in 1855 in Lee Co. and must be buried there. Any information would
be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Apr 04, 2000
I am looking for military and GAR information about Charles N. RICHARDS. I
am looking for a GAR Cemetery index which has a listing for Charles N.
Richards, b 1845 d August 26, 1921. He lived in Amboy, Ill about the turn of
the twentieth century. He was buried next to his wife, Laura HUMPHREY, b
1845 d March 13, 1915, in the Richmond Township Cemetery, Walworth County,
Wisconsin. The cemetery record says he was a member of the GAR.
Apr 03, 2000
Researching the SKINNER family. Have records that they purchased land in Lee
County in the 1860's. Was wondering if anyone had access to census records
from 1870 and on. Researching Reuben Skinner, Alexander G. Skinner, and
Thomas Jefferson Skinner.
Mar 27, 2000
I am researching my family history and find my Aunt Rose COLARELLI died in
Lee County. There is a history of lung disorders in the family and I think
she may have been institutionalized in the county. Any information on
hospitals or institutions in the area would be appreciated. Rose died in
December, 1938. Karen Colarelli Krusin.
Mar 12, 2000
I am searching for an obituary and information pertaining to my Great
Grandfather. Information I have comes form an obituary of his wife published
in the Aurora Daily Beacon January 12, 1909. According to the obituary he
passed away in Amboy, Lee County 10 years previous, which would be about
1899 or 1900. His name is Fred KRAUSS. It could be Frederick and middle name
John. He was possibly born in Germany about 1854. The name of his wife was
Katherine Maisch Krauss (SIPPLE) b.June 1857 d. January 14, 1909. I would
also appreciate any information anyone has any information on Elsie Krauss
b. March 1892. Thanks of you time and any assistance anyone can provide or
direction I can follow, would be appreciated. Fred Krauss, 106 Cherry Hill
Circle East, Aylett, Virginia 23009
Mar 20, 2000
Helping a friend to seek info on Shepard G. PATRICK who served in Battery
"F" 1st IL light Artillery, transferred to Co E, and was also in Co. A 2nd
CAV. He stated that his residence at the time of muster (21 Jan 1864) was
Dixon. Joyce Bell, 1280 Coronado St. Upland, CA 91786.
Mar 18, 2000
I am looking for anyone who may be a relative of a Lee, Co. pioneer Smith H.
JOHNSON, who came to Lee, Co. in the 1840's. His childrens names were
Lafayette, Rufus, Truman, Calvin, Alphonzo, Smith, Abner, Wilbur, Benjamin
F., Emiline (Parker) and Ellen (Dewitt). I beleive Smith H. may have had a
brother or two in the area at the same time. They may have been Winthrop
Johnson and a Caleb Johnson. Caleb's son Hezekiah and his wife Ellen WILCOX
were living with Trumnan's family in 1860. Another possible brother may have
been Benjamin Johnson who lived in Fulton, Co. All of these men were born in
VT moved to NY two moved to Mich. before moving to IL. Smith married a Ziba
K. TOMPKINS and I have found several other Tompkins in the Lee, Co area as
well as several in Winnebago, Co. They were close to Ziba's age and may also
have been brothers as they were all born in NY. After moving to IA Truman
moved to Winnebago Co. where he died in 1910. Smith H. and several family
members are buried in Lee, Co.
Mar 11, 2000
I would like to indentify the following HEIBENTHAL individuals: their birth,
marriage, children and death information: Charles Heibenthal died 19 July
1920; Elizabeth Heibenthal died 3 Nov 1929; Elizabeth Heibenthal died 7 May
1930; Martha Heibenthal died 17 Feb 1930. I was raised in Lee County with
families by these names and my relatives married them. I am also trying to
identify the following (found on the Illinois Death Index), women's maiden
name, parents, children: Catharine Elizabeth KRUG died 24 Apr 1922;
Christena C. Krug died 27 Sep 1918; Mary Krug died 18 Aug 1928; George Krug
died 16 Jan 1928; Martin Krug died 14 Feb 1931. My maiden name was Krug and
I was raised in Lee County. I would share any information that I have.
Mar 01, 2000
Searching for the family of Mahlon ROBERTS who lived in the Compton area
from about 1856 to at least 1900. Will share information. Thanks, Judy.
Feb 28, 2000
Researching WILLIAMS Family, Compton, Lee County, IL: John Winthrop
WILLIAMS, wife Mary Lucinda, daughter Mary b. 1841, d. 1926, m. Calvin
JOHNSON, son of Smith H. JOHNSON and Ziba THOMPKINS JOHNSON, Compton, Lee
County, IL. The WILLIAMS family came from Canada.
Researching SAMPSON Family, Lyman P. and Columbia A. SAMPSON, originally
from Charlton, MA, then moved to Oakfield, WI, then to Rochelle, IL,
daughter Sarah Lucy "Lula SAMPSON, married William Lincoln SHERWOOD on April
17, 1899. Their children: Wilbur Henry, Wellington Carleton, Harold Murney,
Lula Fern and Malcom Glenn.
Feb 19, 2000
My ancesters, James Thomas MURPHY and Julia DREW, were married in 1858 by a
Catholic priest in Dixon, Lee Co., Illinois. At least one of James' brothers
was killed in the Civil War. Any information on this family would be
Feb 25, 2000
Elizabeth CISSNE was born in Lee County Illinois in 1805. She married Joseph
BAY. The family lived in Lee County from 1837 until 1854 when they moved to
Iowa. BAY children born in Illinois were Jane in 1838, Mary in 1840, James
in 1841, Joseph Jr. in 1845 and Robert in 1848. Any info you can share on
this family is greatly apprecieated. Peggy Ebel, Box 174, Winnetoon, NE
Feb 23, 2000
I am trying to find out if James McNABB, 19 years old in 1850, joined the
Union army while living in Lee County. He and his family were living in
Wyoming Twp. in 1850 James is my great great grandfather's (John Oliver
McNabb) brother. All of his brothers were in the Civil War. I would like to
find out where James enlisted, and if possible what company he was with. I'd
like to send for his pension records. Does anyone have access to this
information? I surely appreciate any help.
Canavan Feb 22, 2000
I'm looking for any info on the CANAVANs who lived in Lee County (near
Amboy) beginning in the 1850's. Especially on Nellie Canavan or Ed Canavan.
Nellie was the name of the half-sister of my great-grandfather, William
Henry Canavan (born in 1876). William was an orphan who was adopted out of a
Chicago orphanage by Nellie when he was in 7th grade. Any info on area
Canavans would be most appreciated. Sincerely, Lillie Canavan, 110 Lake St.,
Deerfield, WI 53531
Feb 18, 2000
I have done considerable research on the FISH families of Somerset County,
Maine. Two cousins, Samuel FISH and Eben(ezer) FISH moved to China/Franklin
Grove, Lee County before 1870. I would like to hear from anyone with FISH
links in Lee County. Thanks! Linda Dodge (9 Hastings St., Stow, MA. 01775)
Beverly Thornton Feb 15, 2000
Thomas LOGAN and Sarah Malvina Ford FOSDICK were married in Lee Co. in 1853.
Had one son Orlando, then Eldora I. and Sarah in Cedar Co. IA. In US Census
1860, Sarah and children are living at Elisha FORD (her brother). Thomas
died Dec 25, 1873. Eldora married Emmanuel BEE at Sublette at her mother's
house in 1874. Did Thomas die in Lee Co? What happened to Sarah after that
date? Would appreciate any information, have lots of information on the
Logan family and some on Ford family but very little on Thomas and Sarah.
I keep getting asked about two inquest members who lived in the Sublette
area back in 1871-they were Chas INGALLS and a Mr. WILDER -- Everyone asks
whether they were related to the literary Ingalls and Wilder families? Does
Joseph Leahy Feb 14, 2000
I am seeking information/descendents of Ellen WELCH b. 1844 in Ireland;
emigrated to US in 1861 with cousin Patrick LEAHY. Ellen Welch resided with
Leahy household in LaSalle, Amboy, and Sublette [Lee County], Illinois
during the period 1870-1900. In the 12th US Census, she is shown as
"visiting" the Patrick Leahy family at Sublette.
Feb 13, 2000
Searching for info on the Walter, Harry SCHUTTER family lived in Paw Paw IL.
Parents Otto, Minnie lived in Maple Park IL at one time in the early 1900`s.
Would like some death records & marriage or any thing on them. Thanks.
Feb 14, 2000
I am looking for any information on my ggrandparents Christ BOWERS, b.
approx 1850-58 in Pa., m. Sarah DURR, approx. 1875-76, both moved to Dixon,
Lee Co., Ill., my grandmother, Ethel Luella BOWERS was born 4/1/1877 in West
Brooklyn Township, Lee Center. I am not able to find that town on the Ill.
map. My grandmother married Kaohlin Lureign BAYER approx 1895-1899 and they
lived in Dixon, Lee Co.,Ill. If possible, could someone get the birth record
of Ethel Luella BOWERS, b, April 1,1877, all I need is the information off
the birth record. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Lureigne, P.O. Box
3343, Anaheim, Ca. 92803
Arnam Feb 13, 2000
Am searching for any information on VAN ARNAM or variant spellings of family
name such as Van Arman, Van Orman. My Van Arnam ancestors migrated from New
York to Canada and back to New York and then in early 1800s to Henry,
Bureau, Lee and possibly Marshall Counties. Great Grandfather James Van
Arnam with Wife Eliza, John, wife Chloe and family arrived Illinois1839.
Daman, Richard Van Arnam and others preceded. Van Arnams married to families
named Berry, Moody, Brosius, Stiles, Lawrence, Ong, Robinson. Have had fair
luck in finding data in Lee and Bureau Counties. A problem is Van Arnams
were often married more than once. Identify is further complicated by
fathers, sons and cousins with same or similar given names. Any leads or
suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Donald Van Arnam, 24723 South
Cedarcrest Drive, Sun Lakes, Arizona 85248
Feb 9, 2000
I am looking for any descendants of George and Lydia FENSTEMAKER (Fenstermacher),
George and his second wife, Hannah; descendants of George and Lydia's son,
Lewis Fenstemaker and his wife Francis Elizabeth WHEATON. George moved to
Lee County abt 1858 with his second wife, Hannah WILLIAMS, from PA. He lived
there until abt 1869 when he moved to Missouri. Most of his children from
the previous marriage to Lydia remained in Lee County. There was a Clarence
A. Fenstemaker who owned and operated the Fenstemaker Elevator in Amboy in
early 1900's. Does anyone know if any Fenstemaker's are still around??? Lori
Humphrey, 1010 6th Street, Boonville, MO 65233
Feb 3, 2000
My ancestors, John A. SHANNON and Elizabeth FISHER, were married in Dixon,
IL on September 1, 1856. Elizabeth Fisher was a daughter of Jeremiah Fisher
and Castinah NEAR Fisher. Jeremiah was a resident of DeKalb Co., IL. Does
anyone know about either the Fisher or Near families? Thank you for your
Jan 31, 2000
Seeking decendents of Mrs. Olive (BARBER) BRISTOL of Amboy. IL in 1911. Her
father is Turner Barber, Butternuts, Otsego County, NY, and sister is
Caroline Amanda (Barber) MILLER, b. 1828, d. 1911 Oneonta, NY.
Jan 30, 2000
I am trying to get info on a g/aunt Gertrude HANNOLD from Pa. who was
married to A. D. GRISWOLD and lived in Oregon, Il. around 1913 and Amboy,
Il. around 1922. Thank You.
Jan 25, 2000
I am searching for records of a family named SICKLER which lived in Lee
County Illinois in the 1840's, 1850's, and 1860's. Their names and ages
were; George (age 26), Sarah (24), Olive (4), George A. (2), and Hannah
(<1). Can anyone help me locate the 1850 census of Lee County? I am also
looking for a James KEATING, who was 66 in 1850. I believe that Hannah
Sickler married James W. Keating or William J. MORAN in 1865-1869 and died
within just a few years after that. I would appreciate it if anyone could
assist me with my search. Thank You. Joe Keating. firstname.lastname@example.org
Babe & David
Brandon Jan 24, 2000
I am trying to find the wife of Joseph PRINDAVILLE, his daughter Catherine
Prindaville married John NAGLE at Woosung, Illinois. I believe Joseph might
have married a sister to my grandmother Margaret Rose ENNIS TYNE also of
Woosung. My email address is email@example.com. Thanks
Jan 22, 2000
BOYER, Harvey - b 14 Nov 1871, d 6 Sep 1916 Dixon, Lee Co., IL from TB. I
would like to find descendants, believed to be three children. Harvey is
listed in "The Burbach-Poorbaugh-Purbaugh Family in America 1771-1974" ,
compiled by Treva E. Calder (1976) "The Burbach-Poorbaugh-Purbaugh Family
History 1771-1974", The Poorbaugh-Purbough Association, Somerset Co.,
Pennsylvania 1976 at p. 135, 157-159. This book and a 1988 supplement list
abt 10,000 persons. Harvey's lineage back to Rev War soldier/patriot Philip
BURBACH is shown. Paul Studly, Chesterland/Cleveland, Ohio.
Jan 20, 2000
I have information that Caroline (Anchise) SCHICK married August MINSEN and
died in Dixon IL Feb. 25 1902. I am looking for more information about
Caroline. She is originally from Erfurt, Germany. Her first husband was
William SCHICK. Her maiden name was ANCHISE. Her family had a farm near
Dixon owned by Herman SCHICK, I believe. I think some marriages and births
happened there also, which would explain why I can't find that information.
Several relatives from the Chicago area would visit the farm in the early
1900s. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Especially helpful
would be addresses to write to for more information. Thank you. Peggy
Heseltine. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan 17, 2000
I am beginning to grasp for straws looking for my g-grandfather John
WEDLOCK's origin. I know he emigrated from Cornwall, UK. The Cornwall
Genealogy group requires more than a birth date. Where are the emigration
records stored? I think he came to Lee County about 1840. If I could find
his, I was hoping that it might give his place of birth as more then UK or
Cornwall. I had you search for his death certificate in Lee County, but that
came up null. Any suggestions? Also I am looking for my aunt Grace MEEKS of
Amboy who is buried in St Pats Cemetery and died as a child before 1900. I
think some one told me that the early cemetery records for St Pats, were
destroyed in a rectory fire. What I am trying to find is her birth and death
dates. The dates I currently have, would make her mothers age about 10 at
Grace's birth and Grace's age would be 4 at the time of her death. I think
maybe my dates are a decade or two off. Could you suggest a source for her
b. and d. dates? I enjoy the LCGS newsletters and wish I were close enough
to attend the meetings and hear some of your speakers. John Wedlock
M. Joseph Leahy
Jan 09, 2000
I am seeking obituary/burial information about Patrick S. LEAHY b. April
1845, Thurles, Tipperary Cty., Ireland emigrated to US in 1861; died 1905 at
Sublette, Lee County, Illinois. He was succeeded by wife Ellen [nee HOGAN]
E. Leahy and ten offspring: Will, Nell, Anna, Mary, John, James, Katherine,
Francis, George and Florence. Nine of the ten children of Patrick and Ellen
Leahy were born in either Sublette or Amboy in Lee County, Illinois during
the years 1876 and 1894. Those would be Nellie 1876, Anna 1878, Marie 1880,
John 1883, James 1884, Katherine 1887, Francis 1889, George 1892, and
Florence 1894. I need specific birthdates for these children of Patrick
Leahy who died in Sublette, Lee County, Illinois in 1905.
Leahy family website
Jan 13, 2000
I've recently acquired information about a relative, Herman Ludwig who is
supposed to have been in a state farm in Dixon. This is back in 1929. It
doesn't give a name but states that this person was in a mental state that
he could not take care of himself. Could this mean that this place is a
hospital, or would it be a prison of some sort. Can anyone help me out with
this? If there are multiple possibilities I would like to hear of them and
where I can contact them.
[I believe you are refering to the Dixon State School, an institution for
the mentally disabled that was in Dixon for many years.]
Jan 12, 2000
True SPILLER died in or near Dixon,Illinois circa 1869. I have his probate
from the courthouse. Can not find his death date or where he was buried.
Would love to exchange information on the Spiller family. They moved to
Dixon from New Hampshire in the early 1860's. True is a brother to Eliphaz
SPILLER - also of Dixon. Send response to my email at email@example.com
Porter Jan 10, 2000
Looking for information on Aurelius KELLEY b. 1844, Keysburg, Logan, KY. I
believe the above is the same as listed in the 1870 Lee Co, IL census,
Bradford twp. Father was John Henry KELLEY, b in KY. who m. Sarah Langston
SMITH. Aurelius marries Emily BUTTOLF in 1872. Thanks for any leads, Sue
Ellen Porter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan 10, 2000
I am looking for information regarding Mathias FAUSER (b. 9/15/1860 NY; d.
12/1/1939 Dixon, IL & buried in Chapel Hill Mem. Park Cem.) who married Anna
CUTAROD Oct. 25, 1883 (she too is buried in Chapel Hill). I'm also looking
for information on the sister of Mathias/Matthew Fauser, Sarah Fauser
BLOOMINGDAUL (b. 12/19/1871 Crown Point, IN; d. 10/18/1948 Dixon, IL and is
buried in Oakwood Cem.) She married Gustaufe F. Bloomingdaul Dec. 14, 1892
(b.10/28/1861; d. 12/26/1940 and is also buried in Oakwood Cem., Dixon, IL).
They had two daughters that I know of, Martha Bloomingdaul DOCKERY and Agnes
E. Bloomingdaul BROOKNER. Contact me at: 210 Harvest Ave. NW, Rochester,
Jan 09, 2000
Looking for Dates of birth and death of Charles Benjamin PRICE buried in
Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon Illinois, around 1933. If any information, please
contact me at email@example.com. or Charles Palmer, 21615 Parker Rd.,
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Jan 01, 2000
On July 22, 1851, the LEFFELMAN family arrived in America at the port of
Baltimore, Maryland. John and Margaret Leffelman and eight of their twelve
children landed. The other four children wer born in Buchanan Valley, PA a
few miles northwest from Gettysburg. After the death of John, 1861, the
family went in different directions. Mary stayed in Pennsylvania, Dorothy
went to Maryland, Francis, Geroge Joseph and George Michael went to
Illinois, Andrew and Catherine went to Iowa with their mother, Margaret, and
Jacob went to Kansas. Not sure where John and Frederick went to live. There
were two infants, which died in Pennsylvania.
Francis Leffelman came to Ogle County, IL in 1863. He married Catherine
Miltenberger in 1865. They raised a family on a farm in May Township. With
the union they had four children, John, Anna, Mary who married Cornelius
Vaessen, and George. Catherine died in 1870 of typhoid fever. Later in 1873,
he married Catherine Lempey. With this union they had seven children,
Christina and Phillip which died in infancy, Michael, Margaret who married
Jake Koehler. Joseph, and Louise who married Andrew Stephanitsch. There they
remained for the rest of their lives. Their family is still in the area.
George Joseph Leffelman came to Lee County, IL about 1877 with his family.
He married Lucretia Wolford in Hagerstown, MD in 1862. With this union they
had twelve children. Margaret who married George Willard, William, Anna who
married Daniel Warrenfeltz, Michael "Amos, George, Mary Ellen who married
Harvey Lumm, Samuel, and Emma "Kate" who married Elmer Ansteth. John,
Charles and Daniel died at a very young age and also one infant. Nine of the
children were born in Hagerstown, MD and the rest in Illinois. They had a
farm in the vacinity of Sublette for at least 20 years.
Michael was the only one to stay in Lee County. Most people knew him by
Amos. He married Mary Henry in 1900 at Maytown Catholic Church. With this
union they had eight children: Lillian who married Fred Becker, Sylvester,
Edmond, Paul and Leonard. Clarence and two-girl infant died at infancy. They
had a farm at Lee Center Township. They retired late 1940's and moved into
town of Amboy. Their son, Leonard took over the farm and in the 1960's sold
it. He was married to Frieda Steder in 1940 at St Patrick's Church. After
selling the farm Leonard and his family moved into the town of Amboy. Two of
Leonard's seven children lives in Amboy, Dave and Mary who is married to Ken
George Michael Leffelman came Bureau County, IL around 1880 and was a store
clerk in LaMoille Township. Later moved to Mendota, IL