Erin Kampf, 2
I am researching the family of Julf Jacob JUELFS. He and his wife,
Maria Elisabeth DIRKS, emigrated from Germany in 1857, along with 5 of their
children. They had 4 more surviving children in the US. They settled in
Dixon in 1857 and lived there until their deaths, Jacob in 1887 and Maria in
1871. They are buried in the Burket Cemetery. Jacob and family were living
in Dixon in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses.
Their children were: Jacob JUELFS, b 1845, Germany; Henry JUELFS, b
1846, Germany; Eva JUELFS, b 1848, Germany; Anton JUELFS, b 1851, Germany;
Julius "Jim" JUELFS, b 1855, Germany (my great great grandfather); Albert
JUELFS, b 1857, Illinois (probably Dixon); Mary JUELFS, b 1860, Illinois
(probably Dixon); Christian JUELFS, b 1863, Dixon, IL; Herman JUELFS, b
1869, Illinois (probably Dixon)
As far as I know, Albert is the only child who stayed in Dixon, dying
there in 1933. The other children all spread out across the country. I'd be
interested in hearing from anyone connected to this family.
5 January 2002
I'm trying to find someone in the Lee county area who can help me
with some research on my family. My great grandmother Blanch Clara (or Clara
Blanch) Goble was born on Nov 8th, 1872 in South Paw Paw, and her mother was
Caroline Cornell. What I am trying to find out is if she had any Native
American lineage. Thank you in advance.
Korey Jackson, 6 January
I am looking for information on the family of Katherine Elizabeth
Graham, who was born in Buffalo, NY, 5 October 1846, married James P. Day 25
October 1865, and died in Grand Bay, AL, 4 October 1894. According to James
P. Day's obituary (Dec 1904), "At the age of thirty-five he was united in
marriage to Katherine E. Graham of Dixon, Illinois". After marriage, James
P. Day and Katherine farmed near Port Byron, Illinois, had six children;
moved to Mellette, South Dakota in 1883; then moved to Grand Bay, AL, in the
fall of 1892. Any assistance in identifying Katherine Elizabeth Graham's
parents and siblings would be greatly appreciated.
Muriel Moore, 16 January 2002,
2030 Sumac Dr., Ojai, Ca. 93023
Charles & Catherine HARVEY with children: Mary, Michael, Catherine,
Charles, Elizabeth & Caroline, were posted in the 1870 Census, Lee Co.,
Marion Twp. There was a Kate HARVEY with children, posted in the 1880
Census. Does anyone have info. on this family? Thank you.
Sharon Sanders, 17 January
Hi, If can give me any help I would appreciate it. I live in Florida and
can't come to your place. I am looking for information on Eliza Tracy Rugg
married to Harry Rugg. Also their daughter Eunice Rugg married to Oliver
Loomis. I believe these were some of the people who came to Binghamton from
Binghamton, Broome Cty, N.Y. Anything you can tell me is appreciated thanks.
Jerome P. Keister, 7
Hello from England! I am a proud member of the United States Air Force
serving overseas, and I have recently began a quest to compile a family tree
for my children. Unfortunately, I am missing some critical information.
Perhaps you could help me?
I was wondering if you could put me in touch with someone who knew my
father, George Clarence Keister who was born 8 October 1916 in Nelson,
Illinois? I believe their house was #21 in Nelson Township and I believe his
Mothers name was Clara Black. He had a few brothers, Fred and Donald Black,
and a sister Freya Black who all lived their golden years in Sterling,
Illinois. One of his cousins was Winona Angier who lived at 211 East 6th
Street Mendota, Illinois 61342. If you would be so kind to bring up my
situation at one of your meetings, I would greatly appreciate any and all
help you could give me.
Master Sergeant Jerome P. Keister, USAF
RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, Son of George C. Keister of Nelson
Becky Sawyer, 10 February 2002
I am looking for information on my great-grandfather, Herbert Steward.
He married Nellie Armstrong. I think they are from Steward, Illinois in Lee
County. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Charles Clayton II, 10 February
I'm looking for my ancestor Henry Leethje or Luethje. He was born in
1860. He married a Louise Krambeck. From what has been passed down his
parents died when he was 2wks old. He was raised by his grandparents, I
don't know which ones. Any info on the Leethje or Krambeck families would be
very helpful. Thank you for your time and effort.
Jill Coleman, 19 February
Can anyone give me information on the following people? They are listed
in the 1921 Index of the Lee County Plat Book.
LOHMEYER, ANNA Township of Dixon, Section 29, Page 24
LOHMEYER, JOHN Township of S. Dixon, Section 24, Page 25
Lois Fairfield, 21 February
I see where the names Seward and Clifton are mentioned in the Lee Co.
history book. If anyone has info. from the book or persons with connections
to these families, I would love to hear from someone. My family came to
Nebr. from Lee Co. Illinois.
Aileen Fulcomer, 23 February
I am interested in corresponding with anyone researching (or has
researched) the Crawford, Rasmey, and Dysart Family in Dixon, Illinois area.
These families can be found in the 1860 census index.
Beverly M. Thornton,
11 March 2002, 4925 Ft. Crockett, Apt 124, Galveston, TX 77551
Sarah Ford Fosdick Logan Dinsmore, born Dec 1835, died sometime after
1909? Sarah, born December ___? 1834 in Bradford County PA to Curtis and
Eleanor Pratt Ford, came to Lee County in 1837 along with her brothers,
Elisha, George, Ralph. Sarah married first Edward C. Fosdick in 1848, he
died Dec 1849 from a fever. She then married Thomas Logan, born 1827 in
Fulton Co., PA to Samuel and Sarah Householder Logan. Their first child was
Orlando born 1854 who married Margaret Strauss around 1873 in Lee County
(would like to know more about his residence and family); Eldora Irine was
born 1855, my great grandmother; a daughter Sarah was born 1859, last two
children born in ? Iowa. Sarah was with her oldest brother, Elisha along
with her three children in the 1860 census. Thomas died 25 Dec 1873 and then
a few years later, she married Phineas Dinsmore, a widower. I have sketchy
information on Sarah Ford Logan Dinsmore at best. She was living in Ottawa
in 1900 near her daughter's, Eldora and she is mentioned in the obituary of
Elisha Ford in 1909, Lee County. I found a query from Sept 2001 but email
was not workable that said she had children Ida and Altha??? I have no
record of these. Does anyone know of this family?
Carmen Freer 4/1/2002
I have a marriage certificate for my g. g. grandparents dating 10/20/1891.
Harry Hamilton of Dixon IL, married to Sadie Connely of Thompson IL, in
Dixon, witnessed by Minnie Hamilton and Charles A. Lucas. I don't have any
other information on them and would really like to find either their birth
certificates or any other information on their families.
Wendy Fjelstad 5/7/2002
firstname.lastname@example.org 817 N. Parkview
St, Cottage Grove, WI 53527
I'm researching the Pitchers of Jo Daviess and Lee County and would like to
connect with any descendants. Lester D. Pitcher ran a buggy and coal
business in Dixon, Ill and also started the first telephone service in Lee
and surrounding counties. He married first Harriet (Graves). After the Civil
War they moved from Lewis Co, NY to Pitcherville, Jo Daviess Co. They had
three children: Richard Everett Pitcher, Mary L (Peters), Grant Washburn
Pitcher. Lester married a second time to Abigail (Cramer). In 1871 they
moved to Dixon, and had two children: Louis A. Pitcher and Bessie E.
(Crabtree) and later (Rieman). Lester died in 1910 in Florida and is
believed buried in Dixon along with Abbie. I descend from Mary Peters.
LaVonne Duling 5/30/2002
I am searching for any records you may have of George Ackland, Sr (I think)
or any records of the Ackland Family History. He was the father of: Clarence
Ackland born: November 16, 1905 in Lee County Thanks for your time.
Beverly Domer 6/6/2002
I recently found the will for George Hoover who died in Westmoreland Co., Pa
in 1887. He previously was living in Somerset Co., Pa. There was a provision
in the will for his daughter Catherine Hoover married to Rudolph Cupp. After
doing a search of the internet and census, I have found that Rudolph and
Catherine left Pa. and came to Dixon, Lee Co., Illinois sometime after the
Civil War. They are on the 1880 census with son George born about 1870. I am
trying to verify who Catherine's mother is as there was no wife mentioned in
the will. I would appreciate any help you could give me.
Connie Kerst Dollins 6/12/2002
email@example.com P.O. Box 905,
Emory, Texas 75440
I have been trying to do research on my Grandfather or Great Grandfather.
Grandfather is Conrad Maxwell Kerst, born August 15, 1875, in Dixon, Lee Co.
Ill. Great Grandparents Kate or Katie and Alfred or Alford Kerst. Any
information will be appreciated. Thank you.
Lorene Scott 6/24/2002
Searching for descendants of Louise/Louisa Peters b 1886. She was sent from
NY to Lee County, IL on an orphan train in 1896. Placed first with a George
Eisenberg, Ashton, Lee Co., IL, 2nd with Jacob Hammer, Mt. Pulaski, Logan
Co., IL and 7 July 1900 with a Joseph Flanagan, Eldena, Lee Co., IL. A
letter from her was received by the NYJA which was mailed 16 Jun 1901 from
Dixon, IL. Does anyone have information on this Louisa Peters?
Sandra Killough 6/29/2002
Seeking info on my Crowell relatives. Several Crowell's are listed on the
Lee County index: Alexander H. Crowell p.96, Pearl Crowell p. 536, J. B.
Crowell p. 531, Crowell p. 336. Also my gg-grandfather J. B. Crowell married
Lovena Wilson in Marion Co. 1870. On the marriage index his last name is
spelled Croll. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Dawn Ruhinen 7/1/2002
McClure Edgar B. and wife Alice Holiday children Fay, Helen, Edgar, Jr.,
Donald , (twins) Grant and Rosemary - Family resided at Ashton during 1920s
moved to at Davenport, IA. in 1930s. Have data and family pictures to share,
seeking contact with lost family members.
Katy Trent 7/8/2002
I am looking for information on the Isham family in Dixon, Illinois in the
late 1800's to mid 1900's. Several worked at a local shoe factory - any info
on that business is appreciated as well. Thanks so much!
George Nettleton 7/29/2002
I am seeking information on my relative, Caleb Luther (C L, C Luther)
Nettleton, born in Litchfield, CT 3 Aug 1834. He was in the Civil War, then,
apparently, moved to Nebraska in 1862, then married Eliza T. Gardner in
DeKalb county 27 March 1866. They had 3 children born in Illinois (possibly
in DeKalb county or Lee): Edward Luther (7 March 1867), Ella Eliza (4 April
1869) and Sarah Francis (19 Feb 1871). Caleb Luther was a school teacher in
Sublette, Lee county according to the 1870 census. I am seeking a marriage
record, birth records for the children, school records for Caleb (license,
years he taught, where, etc), as well as possible church records
(membership, offices, baptisms, etc). Thank you.
Katherine Walling 7/30/2002
I am trying to locate some birth, death, marriage information. My Great
Great Grandfather, Philip CLARK, b 1813 in Caven, Ireland, d 1882, Maytown,
IL., buried in St Patrick's Cemetery. His wife Catherine BRADY CLARK, B 1823
in Caven, Ireland, d. March 25, 1872, Maytown, IL., buried in St. Patrick’s
Cemetery. My Great Grandmother, Anna CLARK married James J. DUFFY in 1880 in
Maytown, IL. My Grandmother, Katherine Ellen (Catherine) DUFFY, b 12 Aug
1884, Maytown, IL. An information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Peggy Hermann 7/31/2002
I'm hoping to find a marriage for Susannah Hermann b. ca 1847 Wuerttemberg.
In 1860 she was in her parents' household (Christian & Anna Hermann) in Lee
Co, IL at age 13. Christian and Anna bought land in Fayette Co, IL in 1865
and were in that county for the 1870 census, but we have "lost" Susannah
somewhere along the way. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Carol Ridings 8/7/2002
firstname.lastname@example.org 5108 Pisces Ave., Livermore, CA
My grandfather was John Joseph Green born in Lee County Aug.21, 1888. Any
information on parents or life for them during that time would be
Sue Kristof 8/12/2002
I am searching for information regarding Wendell LORENZ and his wife, Ellen
TRAVER. Wendell was born about 1845 in the Proven Nassau, Germany. Ellen was
born about 1853 in Maryland. Their son, John Wendel Lorenz, was born on
January, 27, 1878 in Dixon, Illinois. Thanks
Maureen Rhea 8/10/2002
Morhea@aol.com 1457 NW TerraceGreen
Place, Corvallis, OR 97330
I am looking for information about my ggrandmother and ggrandfather (Dorothy
Steigle KLEINHAUS and Ludwig KLEINHAUS) who came to the U.S. from Germany in
1883. They settled in Franklin Grove with their four children. In 1885, I'm
told, the parents were involved in an accident and both were killed. The
children were sent to the Nachusa Orphanage, which no longer exists. Any
information (or an idea of where to go for information) would be
appreciated. Thanks so much.
Norma Norman 8/11/2002
I am looking for anything on a Pettinger family living in Amboy, Illinois
around 1896. Abraham & Hattie (Isgregg) had a daughter, Margaret, on June
18, 1896. Can you help? Margaret later married Charles C. Norman. Don't know
where, but he was born in Stark Co., IL in 1885.
Caroline Villier 8/18/2002
I would like to know if there is an obit for Fanny REED DIXON, widow of
James PURDY DIXON. I have her date of death as 15 Feb 1898. I am trying to
document her parents name & relationship. Samuel REED Jr. & Phebe SANFORD. I
have some information on the REED Family, but need the information proven.
Can you help? I am a descent of Sara DIXON & George Washington GOODWIN. I
have the GOODWIN Family, but now trying to establish the REED Family. Thank
you for any help.
Helge Boee 8/23/2002 Oslo, Norway
I am searching for relatives in the USA. In 1875 my grand grand grandmother
Martha Elsaaker (Alsager) settle down in Calamus, Iowa. Two of her sons
settle down in Lee Illinois. Kristen Alsager was born in 1844 and came to
USA in 1863. He became a farmer in Lee. His son Martin Alsager became a
professor of law. A brother of Kristen Alsager, Thorbjorn, born in 1841, and
wife Guro came to USA in 1860 and became farmers in Lee. Their original
family name in Norway was Elsaaker, but as I know they wrote it Alsager in
USA. Is there anybody who can help me??? Best regards.
Alan Albright 8/25/2002
My family, John Albright and his wife Katherine (Shelby) Albright and
children, Etta, Martin, Charles, William and Martha, came to the US from
Germany in 1866. They settled in Lee County and in 1873 moved to Dysart,
Benton County, Iowa. Any information you may have would be appreciated.
Ace H. Humbertson 8/25/2002
I am looking for the descendents of Jacob and Rachel Sailor. In the 1860 Lee
County, Ill. Census, it lists 9 children. It also lists Rachel's birthplace
as Ireland. I believe, almost certain, she was or in Maryland. I have 3
generations before her, all born in Maryland. Any help would be appreciated.
Elmer Dickson 8/29/2002
edickson@dcs_chico.com 2384 Kennedy
Avenue, Chico, CA 95973-9649
John W. Beresford was born about 1811 in Ireland. In 1850, he was living
Serena Township, La Salle County, IL. In 1854, he moved to Amboy, Lee
County, Illinois where he entered the mercantile business. John W. Beresford
died Jan 26, 1903 in Amboy, Illinois. Can anyone living in the Lee County
area check for an obituary or biography of John W. Beresford? Will
appreciate any help received.
T. Masser 8/30/2002
I am looking for information on the WESTON and/or CAMPBELL Families. I'm not
sure how much time they spent in Illinois. MARIA E. CAMPBELL married CHARLES
DELOS WESTON in 1855. They had one child, CHARLES ARTHUR DELOS WESTON, b Jun
or Jan 13, 1858. MARIA did not survive the birth and died the same day.
CHARLES then married MARIA's sister EMILY JANE CAMPBELL on 7-31-1859, in
Dekalb CO. They had at least one child, LOUISA JANE WESTON, b 10-30-1860 in
Dekalb Co. Any information is much appreciated. Thanks
William H. Bender 9/2/2002
email@example.com 38 Bick Rd.,
Fleetwood, PA 19522
Conrad Bender, the father of Conrad Bender 1838-1913 [buried Woodside
Cemetery, Lee Center, IL] was born in PA in 1805. He was living in IA at the
time but is thought to have died at the home of his son, possibly in Lee
County, IL between 1876 and 1880. Would like his date of death and place of
burial. I have a transcribed copy of Conrad Bender's [1838-1913] diary for
1876. He was living in Henry Co. at the time. Would email if interested.
Sheryl Barnhart Koller 9/10/2002
firstname.lastname@example.org Arapahoe, NE.
I'm hoping that you can help me find information about my paternal great
grandfather. He was J.L. Barnhart born in Oct. 1847 in Paw Paw, IL. He
married Abbie Kiethley and they traveled to Humboldt, NE.
Peg Culpepper 10/15/2002
PEARLENEC@aol.com PO Box 10383, San
Bernardino, CA 92423-0383
He lived in ELDENA (and maybe Franklin Grove).... I'm looking for ancestors
of DAVID HOWARD (1862-1950) & wife LENA BELL SHOEMAKER HOWARD (1868-1923).
Their daughter PEARL AGNES HOWARD (1890-1952) married CHARLES CROUSE
Sheila Smith 10/15/2002
I am looking for any information on a Louisa Snodgrass Holcomb. She married
a Henry Holcomb 1 Jan. 1869 in Lee County. In the 1870 Lee County Census,
there is a Frances Snodgrass listed, probably a daughter from a previous
marriage. Louisa died 16 August 1912 and Frances had proceeded her in death.
Any help is finding Louisa's parents and first husband would be greatly
appreciated. Thanks for your time.
Marilynne G. Ocando 10/9/2002
email@example.com 7949 18th Avenue,
Hyattsville, MD 20783-4531
Seeking information on Frederick STORING family. Lived in Dixon, Illinois
township unknown between 1862-1872, then settled in Iowa. He was born abt 11
Dec 1830 in German (Chenango) NY; m. August GRANT, 1862, Rockford,
Winnebago, IL. Name has varied spellings: STORY, STORMY, STARING, STARRING.
Would appeciate your help.
Jerome P. Keister 10/17/2002
Note: If you have any Keister heritage from Illinois, and any of this
information in this story sounds familiar to you, please contact me at the
nearest available opportunity at either:
The story begins with my Keister's who originated from Hannover, Germany.
1. Augustus and Wilhelmina Keister arrive in NYC from Bremerhaven, Germany
in June 1856 after six weeks at sea on the good ship 'Alfred'. Eventually,
they settle in and around Lee County, Illinois (namely Nelson and Dixon).
The children of Augustus and Wilhelmina Keister are: August F., Jane,
George, Lenna, Frederick, Hannah, Caroline, William, Alvena, Charles,
Frederick married Ellen Woolford and they have at least three children
together: Carrie B., Fred or Frederick, Anna.
Frederick remarries to Ida Louella Page and they have three children
together: Walter, Harry, Jesse Leroy.
Frederick remarries again to Clara Black and they have one child together,
two stepsons and a stepdaughter: George C. Keister (My Dad), Donald Black
(Stepson through marriage to Clara), Fred Black (Stepson through marriage to
Clara), Freya Black (Stepdaughter through marriage to Clara).
Hannah Keister married James Jones and they have at least three children
together: Nellie Jones, Grace Jones, Baby who died in infancy.
Alvena Keister married Nathan Willard and they have at least three children
together: Pearl Willard, Olive Willard, Ralph Willard.
Albert Keister married Louis A Randall in 1896. Not sure if they had
Nellie Jones has at least one daughter named Winona. I believe this lady
became Winona Angier through marriage. This Winona may had a child name
Marjorie. Winona lived her golden years in Mendota, Illinois.
Donald Black married an Irene. Not sure if they had any children together.
Fred Black married Ruth Johnson and they have at least two children
together: Mariellen, Louis.
Freya Black marries three times. First to a Clarence ????, and they have one
child together, Faye. Later know as Faye Smith through marriage to Clarence
Smith. Second marriage to a Bill or William Rippengill, and they had at
least two children together: Jack Rippengill and Joe Rippengill. Freya
finally remarries for the third time to a Fred Schumacher.
Faye and Clarence Smith have two children together: Michael Smith, Douglas
George C. Keister married Patricia M. Huette and they have nine children
together: Stephen Keister, Baby (which died shortly after birth) Keister,
Mary Keister, Carole Keister, James Keister, Thomas Keister, Baby (which
died shortly after birth) Keister, Laurie Keister, Jerome (That would be me)
Stephen married a Sonja ??????. No children.
Carole married Robert Pepin and they have three children together: Michael
Pepin, Matthew Peepn, Shannon Pepin.
Jerome Keister married Helen B. Carreon and they have two children: Jenna &
2. I am missing several critical links in this puzzle, and I desperately
need your help to put it all together. I am especially looking for any
living relatives. I'm also looking for Marriage/Divorce dates, Birth/Death
dates, Middle initials, and confirmation on some of the childrens names and
their birth/death dates, etc.
Sincerely, Jerome P. Keister, Master Sergeant, United States Air Force,
RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom
Edwin J Bassler 10/22/2002
William Henry Bassler (the only sibling of my great-grandfather) was born
October 15, 1836 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. The first born child
of WHB and his wife Maritta Jane (born in New Hampshire) (date of marriage
and maiden name unknown) was Edgar on October 17, 1860 still in Northampton
County, PA. The 1870 Census for Franklin Grove, China Township, Lee County,
Illinois (page 17, line 15, visit 127) lists William and Miritta both age
35, with Eddy (i.e. Edgar) age 10 and children born in Illinois, Kitty age
7, James age 5, and Francis age 1. The 1880 Census for Ashton (E. D. 109,
page 7, line 18, visit 65) lists William age 43, M.J. wife age 45,with Edger
age 19, Cora age 17, James age 14, and Frank age 11. William died in 1886 in
the Ashton area. For Ashton Village in 1900 (E. D. 52, line 8, Sheet No. 7A)
Maritta J. born Oct 1834, age 65, is listed as Head with son Frank H., born
?Mar? 1869, age 31. I did not find any other Basslers in Ashton and none at
all in Franklin Grove for 1900. In 1910 in Ashton Village (E. D. 43, Sheet
6A, line 26) Frank H. Bassler is listed as Head age 40, with wife Ida B.
(born Illinois) age 40, married 9 years. I would very much appreciate
information concerning this family. Thanks
Ruth (Bedient) Havener 12/2/2002
firstname.lastname@example.org 4766 Thistle Mill Ct., Kalamazoo, MI 49006
I am looking for information on the Bedient line starting with Osborn
Bedient b.1832, came to Amboy abt. 1854 and was the second settler outside
of Dixon. His son was Eugene DeForrest Bedient b.1860. My grandfather was
his son Walter Logan Bedient b.1889. I would like to know if there are any
living descendants still in the area.
BJARNE JØRMELAND 12/8/2002
NORWAY - families REISETER "RISETTER" and BLEIE "BLY" - from Hardanger,
Norway. Hans Johannesson Sandanger "Hans Hjelm Johnson", b. 1832 and wife
Anna Olsdtr. Fundingsland, b. 1834 - from Hjelmeland, Rogaland county came
to LaSalle Co. from Norway in 1857. In 1871 they moved to Lee county and in
1880 listed in Willow Creek Twp. They had 10 children - among them was: 1.
Malene "Malinda" Johnson, b. Feb 2, 1856 m. LEWIS RISETTER. 2. Hellen Hjelm
Johnson, b. ca. 1863 in Lasalle Co., m. JOHN BLY. 4. John Hjelm Johnson, b.
ca. 1868 in LaSalle m. BETSEY SOLOMONSON, probably a Reisetter/Risetter ? 5.
Emma Hjelm Johnson, b. ca. 1870 in LaSalle Co. m. Solomon "Sam" Solomonson,
b. ca. 1840 in Norway - perhaps from Reisetter, Hordaland, Norway too? 8.
Amanda Hattie Hjelm Johnson, b. 01.01.1876 i Lee Co. m. Martin H. Bly Jan.
24.1900. Does anyone have information about this Risetter and Bly
people/families: Birthdates, birthplace, names of parents, location of
living etc. I'm register "collecting" emigrants from Hjelmeland, Rogaland
county, Norway - which left for America!
Ann Schoonover 12/10/2002
I am searching for my grandmothers history. She was born in Dixon Illinois
Apr. 8, 1868. What I am told is that she was very ill and her mother
couldn't keep her so she was left with a family named Baker. Ludwick Baker
was the man's name. He and his wife and 2 daughters took care of her. Then
she met my grandfather Wm. H Runner and married him. My mother always called
her AnnaBelle but I think she went by Belle. If any has any help for me I
would appreciate it. Thanks
Ruth (Bedient) Havener 12/21/2002
email@example.com 4766 Thistle Mill Ct., Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Thank you in advance for your help. I am trying to find information about
the siblings of my Grandfather Walter Logan Bedient b. Jan. 6,1891 in Amboy,
Lee County, IL d. Nov. 1976.
Jenny Potter 12/27/2002
I'm looking for information regarding my great_great grandparents. Names:
Lucilius Closson (his first name can be spelled many different ways), b.
1834, possibly in NY. Died and buried in Penn Yan, NY. And Catherine
Chappell (or Kate, or Cate), b. 1843, also possibly in NY; definitely buried
in NY. Info from the 1880 Census in Dixon, Lee County, Illinois, lists them
and their children, Ethel, Eugenia, and Edson. They were married in Ogle
County in 1868. Lucilius served in the Illinois Infantry (107, Co. D) in the
Civil War. Evidently this was Lucilius's second marriage, his first being to
Lucy Cumber in 1863 in Shelby County. Unless Illinois had more than one
Lucilius Closson. Considering I can't find anything more about him, I'm
guessing there weren't two. Thanks so much,
Angela Petro 12/29/2002
firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 102
Lawndale IL 61751
I am looking for any info on a John Ackerson. He is supposed to have died at
Ashton, Lee Co. IL in 1920. He is buried in DeWitt Co. IL. He was married to
Mary Halsey daughter of Eli and Nancy Scott Halsey. He and Mary had several
children in Lee Co. I would like to find out if there is a death notice in
one of the local papers or if there is a death cert in Lee Co. Thanks,
Greg Nickels 12/28/2002
I read your post in the Lee County Genealogy Society website: In 1837 Abram
BROWN (1816-1899) left Upper Canada (Ontario) and settled in Dixon, Lee
County, Illinois. He married Correlia WHITNEY of Franklin Grove where he was
the first postmaster; later settled in Dixon. Children were Virginia, Olga,
Mary, Henry, and George. I would appreciate receiving information on his
life and descendants in exchange for information I have on his life and
ancestors in Canada. (Don Anger, 380 Catharine St., Port Colborne, Ontario,
CANADA, L3K 4L5) I am the great-great grandson of Eliza Ann Whitney. Her
older sister is Corneloa (born April 10, 1818). Corneloa married Abram BROWN
May 15, 1844; res. Dixon. Abram was born November 17, 1816. Their children:
Virginia H., born August 21, 1846, Dixon, Ill; Olga, born April 2, 1849,
Dixon, Ill.; Mary, born September 30, 1850, Dixon, Ill.; Charles Abram, born
October 17, 1852; died September 20,1855; Henry Ammi, born August 10, 1855,
Dixon, Ill.; George Marshall, born Nov. 10, 1857, Van Bureu, Arkansas. Mary,
married October 1, 1881; Henry A., married June 17, 1884.(Source:
"Descendents of John Whitney" page 415) I hope this is useful and would
welcome any information you have on the Whitney branch. Best of luck