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Ogle Co., IL Archived Queries


December through January, 1997

August through January, 1998

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August 1998

Gary Ramthun August 7, 1998

I have copied the obituary of Horace T. WALTERS from the May 1900 paper in Rockwell City, Calhoun County, Iowa. He was born in NY in 1847, and moved to Ogle County in 1850. He lived in Ogle County until 1879. He is not my relative, but I have the obituary and will send it, if you ask nice. :-)


Charles Often August 5, 1998

Researching KREITZBURG family, originating in Allegany Co. Md. Encountered the name of Grace KREITZBURG, 21 June 1905- Sep 1976, in Olge Co. from SS Death Index and wish to contact someome with knowledge or obituary notice for her.


Veronica Cantello August 2, 1998

I am interested in the surname of CANTELO, sometimes spelt CANTELLO. In particular Alfred and Frank, who were brothers. They enlisted for the Union Army in the Civil War. Both enlisted as Sergants. Alfred on 12 Aug. 1862 and Frank on 1 Sept. 1861. I have sent for their Army records, but would be interested in anything to do with the families. Regards.


John Jacobs August 2, 1998

My Grandfather was Foneticus JACOBS, b: 10 March 1855; d: 28 Sept. 1938, in Mt. Morris, Ogle County, Illinois. Buried in Adeline, Ogle County, Illinois. Foneticus father was Enos JACOBS and his mother was Rachel (BARNES) JACOBS. I am interested in any family history relating to these people. I have a lot of information about Foneticus JACOB'S family up to the present time and would like to share with anyone interested. I am seeking information on the family before Foneticus and would appreciate any help. Thank you!


July 1998

Ann Younggreen Sullivan July 29, 1998

Looking for information on George WELLS and Harriet NORTHRUP, living in Ogle County, Illinois in 1860's and 1870's. George's first wife was Harriet NORTHRUP, b: 1842. I don't know his parents, her father, marriage or birth dates. Their children: Fred, married Minnie and lived in Somers Iowa; Helen, married Witt MELIGAN, lived near Laurens, Iowa for awhile then moved back to Byron, Ogle County, Illinois; Orpha "Ollie" (my grandmother) b: 16 Nov. 1868, Byron, married Samuel Harvey JEFFERS in Pocahontas County, Iowa on 3 Sept. 1890. George and Harriet also had two children that died at birth. Harriet died giving birth to the triplets on 16 Dec. 1875 in Ogle County, Illinois. George WELLS second wife was Sarah BRAYTON (or BRATEN). Their child was: Daisy, b: abt. 1889 in Ogle County. Daisy married unknown HARDING. George was probably a Civil War Vet. I think he had a brother Billie (William?). Harriet's mother was Nancy SNIDER, who may also have been in Ogle County. Any information on this family would be appreciated, Thank you!


Mellisa July 24, 1998

I am looking for any descendants of Abraham Luthern GORMAN and Lydia Margaret MYERS. They are my Great, Great,Grandparents. He was born in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland on 10 June 1855 and died 2 Jan.1944 in Oregon, Ogle County, Illinois. She was born 10 May 1858 in Greencastle, Pennsylvania and died 25 April 1938 in Dixon, Lee County, Illinois. His father was William GORMAN, who was born in Maryland and Elmira?. This is as far back as I can go with this. Any help will be appreciated!


Lucraft July 20, 1998

I am particularly interested in Joseph Lucraft, union soldier, shoemaker, in Ogle County in the 1860's. Any help will be appreciated!


lhbrg July 18, 1998

How do I obtain copies of the death certificates for David B. PERRY. He died October 1889, in or near Oregon, Ogle County, Illinois. And also one for his wife Lucy B. CHAFFEE. She died February 1888, in or near Oregon. They are both buried in the Daysville Cemetery. Thank you!


John Bryars July 18, 1998

I am trying to locate any descendants of Herbert BRYARS, b: 1882? and d: 1969. Last heard of in Illinois. I believe he may have been my grandfather's (Alfred) brother. I have traced my ancestors back to 1697 in the UK. If you could be of any assistance in Ogle County, I would be grateful. Thanks!


Tammy July 18, 1998

I am interested in hearing from anyone having ancestor / descendant information on a David MAXWELL. David was born in Ashe County, N.C. and died in Ogle County, Illinois in 1875. I am willing to share information!


Jose July 11, 1998

Zachariah OSTERHOUDT b: 24 November 1781, in Ulster County, New York. Moved to Buffalo Township, Ogle County, Illinois in 1839. This is my G,G,G, Grandfather. I would like to share any information. Thanks!


Anna LeBlanc July 11, 1998

Seeking descendants of Bryant WADE in Ogle County, possibly in the Rochelle area. Bryant WADE arrived in Ogle County in 1838, from Ontario, Canada. He came with his wife, Nancy KITCHEN and possibly a son, Edwin or William E., a married daughter, Emeline WADE GRIFFIN, with her husband Jacob GRIFFIN, and possibly other family. One report says that Bryant died the following year, 1839. If so I am trying to learn what became of the rest of the WADES. Edwin or William E. WADE shows up as an adult in Rochelle, Ogle County. He married twice. First to Anna Eliza AUSTIN in 1850 in a service conducted by Jacob GRIFFIN and with consent of his mother, Nancy WADE. He had two daughters, Mary M. who married Henry FORD, and Effie, who married L. GLEASON. Edwin subsequently married Mary A. BECHTEL and they had a son, Bryant E. WADE b: 24 September 1862. I am descended from the GRIFFIN line and have pretty good records, but I would like to know more about the other WADE descendants. Thanks for any help!


Joyce July 11, 1998

I am searching for information on Robert CROWELL b: abt. 1775; m: Sarah TYLER b: abt. 1775 married in MA., ME., or NH. Then moved on to Ogle County Illinois. Their son was Watts Turner CROWELL who married Harriett ??? Watts and Harriett had a daughter, Mary Ann CROWELL. She married Richard Thomas WIGZELL in Ogle County. They then moved to N.W. MO. Any information would be very much appreciated!


Jimmie WieSel July 7, 1998

Searching for information on Goetfried and Dena WIESEL. I found land records for 1902 from Beemer, Cummings County, Nebraska that they sold land back to his brother John WIESEL. Land records stated he was from the town of Pine Creek, Ogle County, Illinois. Any help is greatly appreciated!


JVasq July 7, 1998

Looking for connections and information about William HACKETT, who died in Forreston in 1863 and Claretta MARKER, who died in 1898. They had a son Fredrick in Forreston on 11 Apr. 1860.


June 1998

Al Straatmeyer June 29, 1998

I am interested in any and all information regarding the surnames: STRAATMEYER, STRATEMEYER, BUSKOHL, and DIRKSEN. Thank you for any help!


Michelle Larsen June 29, 1998

KEEGAN/KELLY: I am looking for any information on Thomas KEEGAN (17 Mar 1826 to 13 Oct 1904). He married Elizabeth "Bessie" KELLY (15 Feb 1819 to 15 July 1905). They resided in Rochelle, Ogle County and are buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Their daughter Mary is also buried there. They also had three sons, Thomas Jr.; Bernard "Barney", and Patrick. Benard and Patrick moved to Chicago. Thomas Jr. stayed in Rochelle. I would like any information on either the KELLY or KEEGAN families. Thank you!


Heather Meyers June 25, 1998

Looking for information on Thomas Leslie McCONKAY and Lura Leora SIMMONS. They lived in Oregon, Ogle County, Illinois and both were later buried in Riverview Cemetery in Oregon. Thomas died in 1935 and Lura in 1925. Thanks for any help!


Carol Hertzner June 25, 1998

Seeking information on George and Minnie HERTZNER, who lived in Oregon, Ogle County area from 1915-1945. George died in 1944 and Minnie in 1945. George came from Germany in 1893 and not certain when Minnie came from Germany. Would like information on other relatives (not children) in the area. Mrs. Mooney EBERLY, from Rock Falls, was his aunt, but I don't know the connection. Also, Catherine WINKLER, from Sterling, was Minnie's aunt.


Steve Johnson June 24, 1998

I am looking for any information on the BERGSTROM family who lived in Oregon, Ogle County Illinois between 1902 and 1919. My grandfather's name was Axel. My grandmother's maiden name was Lovisa Catherina HEDBERG. Children were: Frithiof 1894-1894; Ellen 1897-1901; Anna 1897-1987; Esther 1899-1974; Oscar 1901-1976; Harold 1903-1969; Alice 1908-1985; and Doris 1912-1994. Doris is my mother and she married Willard JOHNSON in Rockford in 1934.


Marcia Sherman June 22, 1998

My Grandfather, Robert H. FINKBONER was born 16 October 1907 (1906) in Oregon, Ogle County, Illinois. He was the son of Harry A. FINKBONER and Henrietta LONG. Harry was born 25 August 1872 in Adeline, Ogle County, Illinois. If you have any information on the FINKBONER family, please e-mail me. Thank you!


JSpicer June 21, 1998

Looking for SPICER'S that settled in that area in the 1880's. John SPICER had a shoe repair business. He and his wife Eliza Francis DEMING SPICER are buried in the cemetery about 2 miles east of Polo, Ogle County, Illinois. Polo is where he had his business. Thank you for any help!


sjkmed June 20, 1998

My great grandmother was born in Monroe Center, Ogle County, Illinois, 31 October 1870. I want to find out who her brothers and sisters were, as well as her parents. There is an Eder WETHERSTON, in the Ogle County, 1860 census. This may be either her father or grandfather, but I have not made a connection. Any help is appreciated!


Shirley Robinson Birling June 20, 1998

I am looking for information on the following surnames. They were all in Ogle County in 1845-1855 time period: ROBINSON, SEARLES, ODELL, McKEEL, IVES. Thank you!


Ginni Kamph June 19, 1998

I am researching: HUBBARD, MINNIS, CARRENDUFF, WRIGHT, WAY, COGSWELL and ROWAN, ca 1865-1900. I am mostly interested in Monroe HUBBARD and his ancesters. They resided in Kings, Ogle County as well as Rochelle, Ogle County and Rockford, Winnebago County. He also resided in Rockford, Floyd County, Iowa. Any help is much appreciated!


Cathy Stover June 18, 1998

Looking for information about two daughters of Jeremiah and Catherine SULLIVAN. Agnes SULLIVAN HOLLAND b: aft. 1870 in Dekalb, County, Illinois; m: Joe HOLLAND, living near Oregon, Ogle County, in 1915. Mathilda (Mary) SULLIVAN CAMP b: 1878 in Dekalb County; m: Charles CAMP. In 1915 the CAMPS were living in Chana, Ogle County.


The Piker June 14, 1998

I am researching the BEARD family, Hiram Taylor BEARD and his wife Rebecca E. O'NEIL who moved from Washington County, Maryland to Mt. Morris, Ogle County Illinois in 1854, then to Adeline, Ogle County in 1856. Hiram was Mt. Morris Postmaster 20 October 1855 to 22 June 1856. Would like to share my info with those interested and would like to receive info that I do not have, especially: Was Rebecca's maiden name O'NEIL or ALTER? What happened to their daughter, Mary BEARD, born circa 1848, who was listed as "Idiotic" in the 1860 census, but cannot be found in 1870? If she died, it was in Ogle County.


Roger and Sue Cramer June 10, 1998

We have a large database including these names: KRAMER/CRAMER, MOTTER/MATTER, SCHELLING, LIGHT, BEARMAN, HOVERLAND, HEPFER, BEMIS, HARDESTY, AUGUST, DAYHOFF, FOGLE, GARKEY, HOOVER, SCHOTT, and BOWERMAN. We are interested in sharing information with anyone!


Riley Franklin June 7, 1998

Looking for information about William Wallace GOULD. He was a doctor in Rochelle, Ogle County, and was born in Ontario, Canada in about 1828. He married Mary Elizabeth CHASE. I would like to know his death date in order to trace his parents. Thank you!


DStan June 7, 1998

Can anyone locate the parents of Hannah ELLIS? Her parents were pioneers of Ogle County! RUCKER, J.R., farmer, sec.29; P.O. Beetrace; b: 1822 in Kentucky. At age 8 family moved to Sangamon County, Illinois. He farmed until 1844, when he followed his son, J. R. to Ogle County. J.R. RUCKER came to Appanoose County Iowa in1850, where he owned 230 acres of land. He married Miss Hannah ELLIS in 1853, she was born in Delaware County, N.Y. Her parents were pioneers of Ogle County Illinois, where they were married. They had ten children: Thomas C.; Phebe J.; Henriette; Malissa L.; Earnest; Ulysses L.; Hamlin E.; Frances S.; Milton H.; and Cora E. They were republican members of the M.E. Church. Held the office of President of the School Board and Road Supervisor. Taken from: "The History of Appanoose County Iowa". Directory of Appanoose County; Washington County (page 514). Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1878. Please Help!

May 1998

Charles Thomas May 30, 1998

I am a descendant of the THOMAS family of Maryland and Germany. My sixth great grandfather, (Johann) Michael THOMAS and his wife, Anna Veronica LANG, came from Germany to Philadelphia in 1730. By the early 1740's the family (they brought 11 children) was well established in Frederick County, Maryland. In a publication I read recently, " Sixteen Maryland Families", the author stated that some descendants of my fifth great grandfather, (Hans) Michael THOMAS were living near Mt. Morris Ogle County. I have a great amount of information on the family in Germany, Maryland and Ohio, but none of any descendants in Illinois. If anyone has or wants any information on this family, please e-mail me!


Lucy Magers May 30, 1998

Seeking information on the death of Magdalane LIVINGSTON who died between 1860 and 1870 in Ogle County, Polo area. She was living with her daughter and son-inlaw on the 1860 census, Atlanta LIVINGSTON ans Henry JAMES. Any help on the JAMES and LIVINGSTON families is much appreciated!


Penny Proctor Miller May 27, 1998

I am seeking information on William Mc DOWELL, who appears in the 1880 census of Ogle County, Lynville Township. He was born in NY abt 1840; his wife Henriette was born in OH in 1840. Their children were: Eva b: 1862; Laura b: 1866; Samuel b: 1868; August b: 1872; Miner b: 1874; and Elsey b: 1876. All the children were born in Illinois. Son Miner married Mary "Mae" HAMAKER in 1900. Any information appreciated!


Charlene Kolterman October 12, 2003

Researching any and all BARRETT, TOWNSEND, and WELFELT families in Ogle County and surrrounding areas. My Gr Gr Grandmother Anna M. WELFELT was born 16 September 1857 in Ogle County. The daughter of Adam WELFELT and Sophia UNKNOWN. They were both born in Pennsylvania. Anna married to Morehouse BARRETT on 12 February 1880 at Polo, Ogle County. Morehouse was born 17 March 1856 at Catskill, Green County New York. He was the son of William BARRETT and Caroline E. TOWNSEND. They came with his family to Ogle County. William and Caroline had 8 children, the four youngest born in Ogle County. They are: Morehouse 1856 in N.Y.; Martha 1858 in N.Y.; Mary M. 1860 in N.Y.; Eunice Ellen 1862 in N.Y.; Annie M. 1864 in Ogle; Anderson 1866 in Ogle; Rachel Jennett 1869 in Ogle; David E. 1872 in Ogle. I believe that Adam and Sophia WELFELT both died in Ogle County, then the family moved west to Nebraska. Both William and Caroline BARRETT died in Nebraska. Would like to find information on where Adam and Sophia are buried and also other unknown siblings of Anna M. WELFELT. Thanks!


Marita May 25, 1998

I believe Mrs. Joseph B. FURMAN, nee: Sarah Jane TOMPKINS taught in Ogle County in 1877-1879, at a Mt. Morris School, as a primary teacher. It is also possible that her first daughter Odella was born there in 1878. I don't have any dates. I only have extrapolations from letters sent between husband and wife, and recommendations made on Sarah's behalf by board members of the schools where she previously taught. I am making alot of assumptions. I have found the family in the 1880 Cook County census and have a letter expressing concern over Odella's health in 1882. Thanks for any help!


Margaret Mangers May 25, 1998

I am looking for information on Ben and J. B. EARLE, who were living in Ogle County in August 1868. What is the connection between the EARLE'S and the following people: Samuel B. WOOD; Polly Ann (CAREY) FREEMAN; and Harriett E. FREEMAN??? Thank you for any help!


Lyn Sherwood May 22, 1998

Researching: Gottfriedt Henrich FUESTMAN, b: 10 Oct. 1822 in Asseln, Dortmund, Westfalen, Prussia, m: Katrina UNKNOWN, b: 1841. They immigrated sometime before 1860, as they appear on that census in Lee County. They later relocated to Ogle County. Their children: Emma, Henry, William, August, Albert, Olga, Freddie, Kady and George. William FUESTMAN m: Edith JOHNSON in Lee County, Illinois and later removed to Rochelle, Ogle County. Also researching: Orrin Charles SHERWOOD, b: 24 Aug. 1824 in Toronto, York, Canada, m: Suzanna MURNEY, b: 3 Dec. 1828 in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, Canada. Their children: David Charles, b: 1850, m: Katherine Estelle MANNING and lived in Rochelle, Ogle County; Maggie, b: 1852; Frank, b: 1854; Mary, b: 1856; Charlie, b: 1859; Emma, b: 1862; Willie, b: 1866 in Will County, Illinois, (Willie married Sarah Lulu SAMPSON, B: 17 April 1899); Dale, b: ?. Willie and Sarah Lulu SAMPSON SHERWOOD had one son, Wilbur Henry SHERWOOD, b: 23 Jan. 1900. He married Frances Irene FUESTMAN. Any information on either of these families would be much appreciated. Thanks!


Robert Rowland May 18, 1998

Looking for anything on the PALMER - WELTY - MOATS - STEFFA families. They arrived in Ogle County in the 1880's from Washington County, Maryland. Thank you!


Beverly Helton May 10, 1998

ALLEN, D.G. was living in Forreston in 1905. Would like to know his father and gr father's name. His uncle was Darwin W. ALLEN of Belvidere, Boone County Illinois.


Bill Diven May 7, 1998

I am researching the building of the Chicago and Iowa Railroad ca. 1870 through Ogle County at Rochelle, Oregon, Mt. Morris and Forreston. Some of the line was built as the Ogle and Carroll County Railroad although that was basically a constuction arm of the C&I and never ran any trains of its own. The C&I survived until about 1904 when it was merged into the Chicago, Burlinton and Quincy. This is more a history project than a genealogical effort, although several of my ancestors (Surnames: GALE and MIX) were actively involved. Any contributions of relevant names, leads, ideas, photos, stories, family legends, etc... welcome and appreciated!


Sally Lou Eckelman May 6, 1998

Am looking for ANY information on John OSTICK. He married Emma Susan GROVE b:1865; d:1912 and is buried in the Reed Cemetery in Polo, Ogle County. Her parents were John and Mary Elizabeth (SMITH) GROVE, both of Maryland who moved to Polo about 1845. John OSTICK is suppose to be buried somewhere in Ogle or Whiteside County. He is said to have died in an Old Folks Home near there. Please, any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!


Yvonne Wyrick May 4, 1998

I am researching any of the NEWCOMER family from Maryland who moved to Illinois. I have Maryland NEWCOMERS. Also looking for WITMERS who went to the county.


Rev. Darrell Joiner May 3, 1998

JOINER or JOYNERS of Polo Ogle County: Looking for more information on an Alvin JOINER who was mayor of Polo in 1890. Under his administration the city water system was installed and the public library system. Any information on this particular JOINER family would be appreciated. You may check out our JOINER web sites at:


Terry Tusher May 2, 1998

I am trying to find any information about Frederick TUSHER who enlisted in Company H, 15 Regiment, Volunteer Infantry in Freeport, Stephenson County Illinois on 24 May 1861. He is listed as a resident of Polo, Ogle County, but the town does not show up on the 1860 census. He was born as Johann Friedrich DUSCHER in Switzerland in 1841. When he emigrated to the US, and how or when the name was changed remains a mystery. Any help on the Polo or Freeport connection would be appreciated. Thanks!


Forrest Fothergill May 2, 1998

Looking for information on Andrew and Edward LOBAUGH'S parents. Edward was born 10 April 1881 in Leaf River, Ogle County and died 21 July 1941 in Sycamore, Dekalb County. These boys were orphaned circa 1887. Edward was raised by Ben and Mary RODERICK. Andrew lived in Wheaton, Illinois. Edward worked for the R.R.


Linda White-Jarrells May 2, 1998

Am looking for any information on William C. WHITE, b: 1837. Moved with parents to Ogle County in what was known as Lynville, but I believe is presently Lindenwood. He married Anetta A. STRANG at Oregon on 15 Nov. 1865. William served in the 74th Illinois Infantry Volunteers K. Co. He spent the last 9 months of the war at Andersonville prison after being captured at the battle at Kennesaw Mt. in Ga. His son, Earl R. WHITE married Hazel RISEBOROUGH, who died in 1922. Her brother was W. Purling RISEBOROUGH. I believe all of these are buried in the Lindenwood cemetery. If anyone can add to this, I will greatly appreciate the information. Thank you!

April 1998

S3160 April 20, 1998

Searching for ROBINSON; SEARLES; McKEEL; IVES; MOATS; JENKINS; and DAVIS. Darius ROBINSON died in 1850 in Polo Ogle County Illinois. He is buried at "Red Brick Church Cemetery". Thank you!


Grigsby April 19, 1998

We are researching the BRAYTON family of Mt. Morris Ogle County Illinois. Arthur W. BRAYTON b: 1847 in Mt. Morris married Harriet M. GRIGSBY on 9 May 1876 in Lena Stephenson County Illinois. Arthur W. was the son of Frederick B. BRAYTON b: 1818 in New York and married Charlotte L. b: 1820. The family is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris Ogle County. They were well to do merchants in Mt. Morris.


Lynnda Wohleb Shaffer April 16, 1998

I am doing research on the SHERWOOD, WHITEMORE, BASS and NETTLETON families that were in Ogle County around 1840 to 1870. Some of the family members are buried in the Flagg and Rochelle cemeteries in Ogle. The families were from Maynard and Prescott Ontario Canada. Any information on any of these families would be appreciated. Thank you!


Sandy Clip April 11, 1998

I am searching for descendants of: PALMER, KNODLE, MOATS, BEELER, POFFENBERGER, KERSHNER, SEMLER, COFFMAN, SKINNER, STONE, MILLER, FEARY, McILVANIE, MYERS. Leaf River, Mt. Morris, Polo and Oregon in Ogle County. Freeport in Stephenson County and Lanark in Carroll County. The Palmer and Knodle families came from Washington County Maryland via Starke County Ohio to Illinois.


Walter Warnick April 9, 1998

Seeking descendants of Isaiah MILLER and wife Nancy BARNS who moved from Allegany County Md. to Marshall Twp in the 1840's. Will share my extensive genealogy info. about Nancy.


Walter Warnick April 9, 1998

MAJOR: At the time of the 1880 census, Samuel MAJOR, wife Mary and children Cammie and George, were living at Forreston Twp. Samuel's occupation was "Section R.R." a phrase unknown to the author. Since daughter cammie was born about 1867 in Maryland and son George was born about 1876 in Illinois, inferred that Samuel and Mary Ellen moved to Illinois sometime between the two births. Other children may have been Nancy and Sanmuel. Will share info. about Sanmuel and Mary's ancestors. Any info. available about children?


Robert S. Parks April 9, 1998

Looking for data on Hanna (h) Catherine (HARFF) DAVIS, b: abt 1799; d: abt. Aug. 1866 at Forreston Ogle County Illinois. At age 67 she came from Reading Pennsylvania. Any information appreciated, Obituary; Marriage; Children residence; etc... Thank you!


John Eastman April 9, 1998

I am looking for birth record and parents of my G-grandfather Charles E. SLOCUM. He resided in Byron, Illinois until 1882, when he met an untimely death. He married Eva F. HARTMAN who was born in Durrand, Winnebago County Illinois. They had four children: George Ira; James Blaine; Nel; and Roy Charles. Nel married Fred GRINER and had two children: Earl and Alice. George and Roy were sent to live in Hood River Oregon in 1884. Thanks in advance!


Arnold Stewart April 2, 1998

John and Polly STEWART lived in Flagg Twp. Ogle County and are buried in the Flagg Twp. Cemetery. Death dates from headstones: John's - 16 Nov. 1846; Polly's - 14 Feb. 1851. At the Family History Library in SLC I could find no death records that might show who John and Polly's parents were. Can anyone advise me where I might find their death records?

March 1998

Lucy Magers Mar.31,1998

Researching Henry JAMES and Atlanta LIVINGSTON in Ogle County. Both born in Pennsylvania. Atlanta was born in Loretta, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. Her mother's name was Magadalene. Have them on the 1860 census. Any leads appreciated as to the parents of Henry or Atlanta. Thanks!


Michael VanBaaren Mar. 29,1998

MARSTON / HESS: Joel Bixby MARSTON was born in 1838 in Middleport, Niagara County New York. Son of Charles and Meribah (MORRILL) MARSTON. The MARSTON family lived in Seward Twp. Winnebago County Illinois. Joel married Jane C. HESS in Rockford on 22 Sept. 1863. Jane HESS was born 1836 in Montgomery County Ohio. Daughter of Henry and Lavinia (GROVE) HESS. The HESS family lived in Leaf River Twp. Ogle County. Joel B. MARSTON served in Co. "E" Illinois Light Artillery (Waterhouse Battery) and saw service at the Battle of Shiloh. The children of Joel and Jane were: Lincoln Ferdinand b: 1865 and Lavina Catherine b: 1868, both born in Winnebago County. Lillian Jane b: 1870 and Charles Benjamin b: 1872, both born in Monroe Twp. Ogle County. All four MARSTONS children settled in San Francisco Ca. 1905. Lincoln was a school teacher and Charles "Benjamin" was a physician. Both are buried in San Rafael, Ca. Lavina and Lillian were also school teachers and died in California, but were buried in Ogle County. (Both died unmarried). I would be interested in corresponding with anyone connected to the MARSTON or HESS families. I have lots of history, photos and artifacts relating to this family. My genealogy homepage is at:


Irene Claassen Mar. 29, 1998

Looking for any information on family of Johan NUTTBROCK or anyone with that last name. They lived in the area from 1853 untill about 1875.


Dot M. Mar. 29, 1998

I am searching for information about John COOLING, b: about 1800 in England. m: about 1835 in England Ann WOODROW and I believe he and his wife died in Ogle County Illinois, although I have no dates for the deaths. Any clues or suggestions will be appreciated!


Ed Spaeth Mar. 28, 1998

Need birth record of Bruce HUNTING, born 27 June 1848 a grdson noted that he was born in Byron Ogle County on his father's death certificate. There appears to be no official records in Byron or Ogle County Courthouse. Bruce Samuel's parents were Samuel HUNTING and Mary WEBSTER, who had migrated from New York state and later at the time of the1850 census lived in Elgin Kane County Illinois. Any help appreciated. Thank you!


GenQuilt Mar. 28, 1998

I am researching: JONES; CLARK; FURMAN. They all seemed to reside around Rochelle and White Rock. Please contact me if you would like to share any information. Thank you!


Carolyn Johnson Mar. 26, 1998

I am researching my ancestors with the surname of COOPER in Ogle County Illinois. Any help with this is appreciated. Thank you!


Mike Kendall Mar. 25, 1998

I am looking for information on Levi or Levine KENDALL ca 1851; m: Lucy M. Also, Charles H. KENDALL ca 1870's; m: Mary V. I have data showing land transactions in Ogle County, for a Levi KENDALL on 9 October 1851. Any information would be interesting and helpful.


Lucy Magers Mar. 25, 1998

I am researching Henry R. JAMES. He was on the 1850 Ogle County, Brooklin Township census with his parents, John and Nancy JAMES. Henry was born ca 1833; m: Atlanta LIVINGSTON, place and date unknown. Any leads would be appreciated. Thank you!


Derrick Stanberg Mar. 21, 1998

I've been researching the STANBERG/STANBURG, ULRICH, JACKSON surnames in Ogle County Illinois. I would like to correspond with researchers seeking the same. Thank you!


Dennis Mar. 21, 1998

Looking for information on Amasa LENT and his son Demos. Amasa had some land holdings in Ogle County in the 1840's. He lived in Chicago Cook County for a while with William E. LENT. Thanks for the effort.


Lucy Weaver Mar. 21, 1998

WEAVER-BARNHART-HAY-PHELPS-MOATS-MISNER : Hugh A. WEAVER b: 1814 Pa. m: Nancy BARNHART 1840 Pa. They were in Pine Creek Twp. Ogle County by 18 Sept 1850 (census). Hugh d: 1898 and Nancy d: 1907 in Ogle County. Their children: James Franklin 1842-1935; Charles A. 1842-1900; Sarah 1845-bef. 1907 m: Wm. HAY; David Henry 1847-1909; Ann 1850-? m: Walker PHELPS; Alfred 1852-1921; Magaret 1857-? m: Ira MOATS; Lucy 1860-1867; Clara 1861-1931 m: Harry MISNER; Fannie 1865-1889; Mary 1869-1871. Willing to exchange data. Still need parents of Hugh A. and Nancy. Thank you!


Forrest Fothergill Mar. 14, 1998

Looking for information on Edward LOBAUGH's parents. He was born 10 April 1881 in Leaf River. He and a brother Andrew, (died ca. 1935 in Wheaton, Illinois), were orphaned around 1888 in Byron or Leaf River. Edward was raised by Benjamin L. and Mary F. RODERICK. Benjamin worked with the railroad and Edward followed into that. Edward died 21 July 1941 in Sycamore, Dekalb County Illinois.


Dan Eddy Mar. 14, 1998

I am searching the GAFFIN family that lived in Leaf River, Ogle County Illinois. They came from Canada and the oldest members of the family were: Abraham and Anna (CARPENTER) GAFFIN. Their daughter Elizabeth was married to Luke BAILEY. This was a large family tree and I would love to hear from any descendants that may still be living in this area.


DAS7901 Mar. 13, 1998

Seeking information on Jessie PALMATEER and Catherine (GRUSH) who were married in Polo, Ogle County Illinois on 30 December 1863 according to one source - 30 December 1864 from another source. She was the daughter of Isaac GRUSH, who came to Michigan from Pensylvania before 1850. He was the son of John PALMATEER and Elizabeth (WEAVER) and he came to Ogle County from Delaware County New York sometime after 1850 and before 1855, yet cannot be found in Ogle County in the 1860 census. Any information will be appreciated, Thank you!


Julie Rowe Mar. 7, 1998

I am looking for any information on the MOREYS, buried in the Grand Detour cemetery. I believe Abigail MOREY to be my great great grandmother. I cannot find any information on her or anyone else buried there or what their relationship was. Thank you!


Judy Good Mar. 4 1998

GOOD - Does anyone have any information on a Benjamin, Christian or Joseph GOOD living in Ogle County Illinois, Brookville Twp. in 1860? Any information is much appreciated!


Jim Bell Mar. 4, 1998

My ancestors were settlers and founders in Forreston, Ogle County Illinois. Several of them are buried in a private cemetery in the middle of Forreston. I would like more information about them and would like to share what I have. The names are HEWITT and HALLER. Thank you!


John Glawe Mar. 3, 1998

Johann GLAWE was born 10 December 1840 in Alt Negentin, Pommerania, Germany and immigrated with his wife Caroline Chritena ARNT to Ogle County Illinois. They lived in Davis Junction and Lindenwood. Their children were: Marie Friederike m: Charles BAHLS; Minnie Caroline m: Carl LUTZOW; Johann J. m: Augusta PAWELITZKE; Frank August m: Katie BOOMGARDEN; Friederike Marie Christine m: Charles KREITZBURG; Augusta Louise Wilhelmine m: Henry MAARS; Wilhelm August Carl m: Mary Ellen NICHOLAS; Martha Louise Wilhelmine m: Otto KNOTT; Ida "Edith" Christine m: Walter ALCOCK; Carl Friederich m: Grace REAMS; and Sophie Louise m: Holmes HAGEMAN. I would like to hear from anyone with information or who is connected to this family. Thank you!


Gary Ramthun Mar. 3, 1998

I am researching the following surnames from Ogle County. All of these families lived in the area around Lindenwood between 1862 to 1884. BAHLS, BERNER, BISCHOFF, BROITZMAN, LEMBKE, POHL, RAMTHUN, WENDT.


Kathy Walters Mar. 2, 1998

I am looking for the history of Franklin and Eliza WALTERS around 1850's. Franklin was born 7 Feb. 1819 in New York and died 23 March 1877 in Illinois. Their children were: Wallace, Catherine P., Adelia M., *Horace T., Franklin, James Henry and George. Horace T. is my Great Grandfather born 19 Feb. 1847 in New York. He married in 1872 in Ogle County Illinois Helen TURNER born 14 March 1952 in New York. Horace and Helen moved to Iowa in 1878. Any help in this would be appreciated, Thank you!

February 1998

Carol Roush Combs Feb. 27, 1998

My Great Grandparents lived in Ogle County in Byron Twp. in the late 1890's and early 1900's. I have a copy of the 1900 census of Byron Twp. dated 11 June 1900. My Great Grandparents are listed Supervisors Dict. No. 3, Enumeration Dist. No. 75, sheet 14, Dwelling 260 and Family 272. Willis and Annie Roush, children; Lucy, Mary, Robert and Thomas Lloyd. I have a copy of Lucy May Roush's birth certificate for Byron Twp. Ogle County Illinois, 1 Sept. 1889. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who connects to this family and wants to share information. Thank you!


SSn Feb. 22, 1998

Looking for information on the DAVIS family, thought to have been living in Ogle County in late 1800's. EARL WILLIAM DAVIS.


Shirley Edmonson-Barney Feb.14, 1998

I am looking for descendants of my Great Aunt Loretta (RINKER) YATES, who died sometime after 1937 in the Rochelle Ogle County Illinois area. She is the daughter of Alhanan Winchester and Judith (DRUMMOND) RINKER. Her brother, Wallace Elijah RINKER is my Great Grandfather. His daughter, Evelena married Elijah Lee EDMONSON and they eventually ended up in Globe, Arizona, where I was born. Any information on Loretta or any of these surnames would be greatly appreciated.


Linda Whitman Feb. 8, 1998

I am interested in exchanging information with anyone researching SPRECHER or EAKLE families in Ogle County Illinois and Washington County Maryland. I am a descendant of Daniel SPRECHER and Mary EAKLE, (2nd wife). I am interested in hearing from everyone who is a descendant of Daniel's 1st and 3rd wives. Also, those who are descendants of Absolum EAKLE and Amelia GRIM (originally from Washington County Maryland). Thank you!


Ward Ryan Feb. 8, 1998

I am searching for information on Margaret JONES, b: 1847 in Dixon, Il. She married George BOLENDER in 1867. They then farmed in Stephenson County. Margaret was the daughter of Jacob and Rebecca JONES. Jacob was originally from Maryland and was described as an early settler of Ogle County. Please contact me if you would be willing to exchange information. Thanks!


Linda Adams Feb. 3 1998

My Grandfather Benjamin B. ADAMS was b: 1885 in Ogle County. His parents were George W. ADAMS b:1854 in Ohio and Susan STOVER b: 1856 in Adeline Ogle County. George's parents were Andrew J. ADAMS b: in Ohio and Elizabeth READ b: 1831 in Pennsylvania. All of the above except Benjamin are buried in White Oak Cemetery in Forreston. Would appreciate any information. Thank you!


James R. Wall Feb. 2, 1998

Would like any information on the following: Mande FISHER b: 30 Oct. 1849 in Ogle County. Phillip FISHER b: 10 May 1852 in Ogle County. Hanna FISHER b: 21 Dec. 1852; d: 26 Sept. 1878 in Ogle County. Joseph FISHER b: 21 Sept. 1855 in Ogle County. Charles FISHER b: 20 March 1857 in Ogle County. Frederick W. FISHER b: 20 Sept. 1858 in Ogle County. Albert Grant "A.G." FISHER b: 14 March 1863 in Ogle County. Children of Johannes (John) FISHER and Sarah (MESZNER). They also had children. Jonathon FIS(C)HER b: 17 Dec. 1838 in either Pennsylvania or Illinois. Sarah FIS(C)ER b: 28 April 1841 in Pennsylvania or Illinois. Soloman FIS(C)ER b: 19 Nov. 1842 in Pennsylvania or Illinois. Mary Jane FISHER b: 15 Sept. 1845 in Pennsylvania or Illinois. Catherine FISHER b: 30 Sept. 1847 in Pennsylvania or Illinois.


Shirley Weihing Feb. 1, 1998

John and Catherine (BRADLEY) EBY lived in Ogle County in 1846 (ten years after the county was formed). Several of their children were born there. I have EBY information that I would be happy to exchange. I do need BRADLEY information. Thanks!


Minnie Hillis-Reagor Feb. 1, 1998

Seeking descendents and information about John JONES b: ca 1789-90, in England or Whales; d: 1877, in Ogle County Illinois. His wife Laura UNKNOWN b: ca 1807, in Vermont; d: 1875 in Ogle County Illinois. What was Laura's maiden name? Known children: 1. Louisa Ann b: 1830 in New York; m: Isaac Lucien MARSHALL in 1846 in Ogle County. Later removed to Decatur County Iowa. 2. Abagail b: ca 1833 in New York. 3. Henry b: ca 1837 in Ohio, possibly married Malinda about 1855/56. 4. Juliet b: ca 1840 in Ohio. 5. Delila B. b: ca 1842 in Ohio. There were probably two other daughters before 1830, possibly in New York. This John JONES is believed to be the John JONES who appeared on the 1830 census of Plattsburg Clinton New York (pg. 283). Anyone connected to this family - please contact me! Thank you.


January 1998 

Gunnar Axell Jan. 31, 1998

Mrs. Josephine NELSON was born in Sweden in 1853 and came to Rockford, Illinois together with her husband Oscar Fredrick NELSON in1881. He passed away in 1924. She lived in Rockford for 65 years, but the last seven months of her life she was living in Byron, Illinois. She died in her home 11 December 1952 at the age of 99 years. She had three daughters and two sons: Mrs. Edith PETERSEN and Carolina NELSON in Byron and Esther BENSON who married Frank BENSON in Batavia, Illinois. Oscar NELSON b: 1877 in Oak Park Illinois and Fred NELSON in Byron. There were four grandchildren. One of them was Josephine PETERSON b: 1908. She was probably working for the Rockford Newspaper and living out in the country (rural delivery #7). After 1958 she was living in Byron. If anyone has information about some of these people, I should be very much obliged to you. Thank you!


Vivian Bailey Jan. 26, 1998

I'm looking for information on Henry R. WAGGONER who died at Mt. Morris, Ogle County Illinois on 5 March 1869. He married Elsie (ELCY) WOODS. She died on 6 June 1860. They had the following children: Joseph N., James Woods, Samuel, Rebecca W., Christopher W., Margaret, George Washington. Henry's second wife was Margaret HANSEL.


Judith Runestad Jan. 26, 1998

I am searching for information on this family: Johanna Bracken REDMOND and sons, Thomas (m: Catherine MALONEY), and Michael m: (Catherine UNKNOWN), William (m: Bridget MALONEY), James (m: Mary GILL), and John (m: Katherine SKIFFINGTON). Johanna and sons migrated to Buffalo Township, Ogle County Illinois, ca 1856 from New York. And had previously immigrated to New York from Arklow County Wicklow, Ireland, ca. 1851. The REDMOND families were in Ogle County through 1868. The MALONEYS AND BRACKENS may have been there through 1900. Johanna's daughters were Ellen (m: William DEMPSEY) and Elizabeth (m: James DARCY). They may have been in Ogle County also, but I have found no records to support that the DEMPSEY'S and DARCY'S were in Ogle County. I would appreciate any information on these families. Thank you.


Debra Hyre Jan. 21, 1998

Seeking any information on the HIRE surname. Specific to Ogle County. Agnes HIRE lived in Buffalo Twp. Ogle County, Illinois according to the 1850 Federal Census. Any information would be useful on this person or any others of this surname. Willing to share what I already have on the line, in it's various spellings. From Indiana, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia. Thank you.


Sandra Huemann-Kelly Jan. 21, 1998

SHORES, Freeman H. and Cathrine (LENT) moved to Ogle County on 2 May, 1856. Freeman was in 45th Illinois Infantry Co. G. Children: Josiah (m: Marie McNAMES whose family moved to Ogle Co. in 1849). Orletta (m: George HAWKINS). Hattie (m: Ford GREEN) (1) and Andrew SANDS (2) Emma E. (m: John J. SLUPE). Jane (m: James WESTCOTT) and Rosa. There may be others. Josiah served in Civil War Winnabago County, 92nd Illinois Infantry Co. B. The SHORES family came from Pennsylvania (via Ohio) and later moved to Iowa.


Jerry Ogle Jan 20, 1998

My last name is OGLE. My Grandparents and Great Grandparents lived in Ashton and Dixon, just outside Ogle County, going back until at least the 1890's. I am trying to determine whether or not there is a family connection back to Captain Joseph OGLE, for whom the county was named. I know that Captain OGLE lived by O'Fallon in St.Clair County in Southern Illinois. Was wondering if anyone was aware of any of the OGLE'S moving to Ogle County? Thank you.


Marina Dececo Jan. 16, 1998

I'm looking for information on Ira and Amanda STEWART who migrated from New York to Ogle County. Their daughter Marilla (Amy) STEWART was born in 1831 in New York and according to a manuscript written by my Grandfather, Marilla was a young girl when they settled in Ogle County.


Ken Reed Jan. 10, 1998

My name is Ken Reed and I'm looking for descendants of Hamilton REED, b: 7 Sept. 1792 and Rebecca POUND, b: June 1792. Hamilton died in Prairie Creek, Indiana. My records show that Rebecca died 4 Sept. 1850 and is buried at the Light House Cemetery, Ogle County Illinois. Their children were: James REED m: Mary Elizabeth THOMAS, he died 13 May 1903 and is buried at Washington Grove Cemetery Ogle County. Nancy Ann REED m: Millican HUNT and resided in Franklin Grove in Lee County Illinois. Eunice REED m: John Elliott HUNT and resided in Ogle County before moving to Shelby County Illinois. Sarah elizabeth REED m: William C. ROSECRANS and resided in Ogle County before moving to Iowa. Washington REED m: Sylvia FORBES and is buried at washington Grove Cemetery Ogle County.


White Jan. 4, 1998

William and Mariah BASS, and their son, George, moved from Augusta, Greenville County Ontario to Ogle County Il., from 1840-1860. Six children were born there and the family's oral history says that there were relatives there. Is anyone looking for the BASS surname?


December 1997 

Mark D. Titus Dec. 27, 1997

I am seeking a copy of the obituary of my great-great grandmother Elizabeth Chauncey Titus who resided in Steward, Il. and died there April 29, 1921. I would appreciate any help or advice you can give me as to where I could find her obituary. Her husband, Abram, died in 1912 and his obituary was in the Ashton paper. Thank you!

November 1997

Lila Bishop Nov. 4, 1997

Looking for any information on the LINGGS (1860-1870) or the STAPLES (1870-1875). Particularly interested in whether they had a homestead. The LINGGS/STAPLES lived in Grand Detour, Ogle County Il. The LINGGS were there between 1860 and 1868 or so. Three of them (Joseph A., Joseph W., and Mark W. were killed in the Civil War and are buried in Grand Detour Cemetery. Another, John Firth survived the war. The STAPLES also lived in Grand Detour.


Marcia Nov. 17, 1997

Searching for information on Edwin (Edward) Arthur ARMSTRONG b:10 Nov. 1863 in Byron, Ogle County Il.d:23 Feb. 1935 McCool Junction, York County NE. s/o Edwin L. ARMSTRONG/ Susan K. COREY, m: Rhoda Mary BROWN b 1 March 1871 Eng. Went to NE before 1989. Children: Earl Edwin, Claude E., Hazel Myrtle, Leon May, John, Erwin, Della and Frank.

October 1997

September 1997

Sally J. Sept. 27, 1997

Is there anyone out there that is researching the surname of SHANE? This has been a very slow process and I could certainly use any help that anyone would be willing to share with me.


Alva L. Van Houten Sept. 25, 1997

FIELD and SANBORN. Researching the family of Joseph FIELD in Ogle County IL. Wife Lois A. BROWN's first husband George W. SANBORN d 1842. Joseph and Lois lived in Ogle from about 1850 to abt 1893.


Gene Newcomb Sept. 22, 1997

KEICHER's married other persons at least two times in Ogle Co. The first of which I know is my grandfather Hoseph Walter STEPP and Willie Douglas KEICHER in about 1900 in Polo. Both individuals were from eastern Tennessee and seem to have no roots in Ogle Co. Yet there was a second marriage I saw on the Web but failed to write down was another female KEICHER in about 1930. Is there any record of a KEICHER family living in Ogle Co. which might account for these marriages?


Tom Johnson Sept 17, 1997

I am looking for information on Ada RHINEHART, born Feb 3 1874 in Lightsville, IL. Sister Daisy and brother Asa.


Ann B. Jacobs Sept 12, 1997

Wm. CORRISTON was on the 1870 census of Ogle Co. Il. where should I look in the county for his grave. His wife Littice, Lily may be buried in Ogle Co. Il. also They came from Ireland in 1834 to Ontario Canada and moved to Ogle Co. about 1865. Any help will be appreciated.


Ann B. Jacobs Sept 12, 1997

Jane CARMICHAEL & Michael WELCH married 2 Apr 1866 believed to have occurred in Ogle Co. Il. He was killed in accident before his daughter Jennie Rebecca was born 25 Apr. 1867. Does anyone know what cemeteries to search?


Alva L. Van Houten Sept. 7, 1997

Looking for whereabouts of John and Sarah (Sanborn) VAN HOUTEN from their marriage in Ogle County, Il, 6 Nov 1856 until 1870. Will exchange information.


Sandra Nelson Sept. 2, 1997

I am looking for George SANDERS, b 1843 in Oleander, NY d 2/1930 in Flagg Station, IL. He married Luch SMITH in 1871, who died 1921 in FlaggStation, Il. Lucy had family of Jane SMITH FLOWERS, William SMITH, Elizabeth SMITH ROWE, and A.E. SMITH. I understand Flagg Station to be near Rochelle, Il in Ogle Co. I will gladly exhange information.


August 1997

Jeanne, Wed Aug, 27, 1997

Searching for any information regarding the surname WRIGHT. Hiram WRIGHT (dob unknown) was married to Sarah (dob and maiden name unknown). They lived somewhere in Illinois. They had a son Leander Lester WRIGHT (dob 1859) in Ogle County Illinois. Another son was Harry (possibly Henry) no informaiton on him. Prior to 1888 Leander Lester WRIGHT moved to LaMoure Co. North Dakota. Does anyone know Sarah's maiden name or dob? How about marriage record of Hiram and Sarah WRIGHT? Census of 1860 of Ogle County? Thank you for any help.


Jerry Eakle Tues Aug, 26, 1997

I am looking for information on Ira Thamas EAKLE born in Dixon, Ogle County Illinois. I need to know his parents and their parents if possible. I don't have specific dates. Jerry Eakle


Richard Buyck Tues, Aug 26 1997

My grandmother, Margaret Maria BRUNNER, was born in Flagg Center, Flagg twp., Ogle Co. 2-23-1897 to Jacob Benjamin BRUNNER and Sarah Ellen BOWMAN, both born in Washington Co., MD. Margaret also had a brother, Alva, birthplace unknown, who lived is adult life in Rockford, IL. I would appreciate any additional references or information you may have on these individuals. Richard Buyck


Viola Seward Tues Aug 19, 1997

Jesse Albertus MORRISON was born in Maryland on 10 Apr. 1938, married Mary Elizabeth MACK on 19 June, 1871, Had children, Richard William, Jesse Albertus Jr. Pearl, WIlliam R. Myrtie G. and Earl A. Jesse and Mary MORRISON lived in Pine Creek Twp., Ogle County, Illinois. I cannot find anything on this family and need help bad. Thank you.


Jerry Eakle Sun, Aug 17 1997

I am looking for information on the EAKLE's from Dixon, IL. I know of Ira Thomas Eakle born in Dixon, IL I don't know if his family was born in Dixon, Il or somewhere else. Hi father is Sam EAKLE and Emeline. They has Sam, Emeline(Bertha), Frank, Urban, Charles, Dilbert, Ira Thomas. Ira Thomas EAKLE was born 12 Feb 1906 in Dixon, Il. I am Ira's GGGrandson. Thanks for any help...I will take any EAKLE information I can get. I have several EAKLE genealogies I am working on. I am trying to tie them all togehter and to the first EAKLE in U.S. Johann Herman EKELL also known as John Herman EAKLE and Harmann EAKLE and Harmon EAKLE. Thanks....Possible cousine Jerry Eakle.


Nancy Westenfield Wed, Aug 13 1997

Searching for information on Edward BRICKNELL B. @1860 married Lydia MILLER B. @1860 in IL. Their child John S. BRICKNELL B. 1882 Oregon, IL Ogle Cty. Anyone having these surnames I would like to contact.


Vicki Kessel Sat. Aug 9 1997

I have a copy of a picture from a newspaper that talks about 5 generations of family. This picture was found in a collection of newspaper clipping I purchased. It is titled, &quot "Five Generations of Family Linked to Rochelle History" They are talking about the COUNTRYMAN family. I have much iformation on many multiple births that made the news. I would be happy to share what I have. I would be happy to type it and send it to you to put in the files.


John Stewart Sat. Aug 9 1997

I am researching the following families of Ogle County: HITT, McNAIR, MANNING, PINCKNEY, SHERK/SHIRK. or

July 1997

Viola Seward Tues, July 29 1997

Searching for any and all the info I can get on William MACK and Sarah(Sally) STRAIGHT-MACK had 3 daughter's; Fanny Amanda, married Charles TOWNSLEY, Mary Elizabeth, married Jesse MORRISON, Ella Maria, married Abraham MEYERS. Ella Maria and Abraham had son John William Meyers in 1874, in Ogle County Illinois. Viola Seward -


Jack Glasgow Sat Jul 5 10:10:46 1997

GLASGOW, Wilson and family to Ogle Co., in 1860s A least one son was named Francis, who much later moved to Calif. First wife of Wilson was Elizabeth Domer. Subsequent wife/wives names unknown. Any info on this family much appreciated. I am glad to exchg. JackinPdx

June 1997 

Darrell JOINER Thu Jun 26 06:56:08 1997

Looking for info on Alvin JOINER of Polo, Ogle County, born in 1848 who m. Ida P. WOOD, dau of Henry WOOD; and their children: Jennie, Alice, Charles, Alvin Jr. and Flora JOINER. Need dates of birth and death. ~~ Darrell Joiner,


Jewell Kennedy Sun Jun 22 16:34:20 1997

Looking for information on Thomas Miller m Nancy Vandewalker and daughter Lucina b 7/4/1867 m John Pearl settled in Ogle Co. about 1842.


 Deborah Harrison Fri Jun 20 21:48:42 1997

Looking for the families of Ross WRIGHT and sister Rebecca SHOOK, living in Rochelle in 1951.


 Mark Blancher Wed Jun 4 22:09:39 1997

Hi my name is Mark Blancher I am looking for the parents of my Great Grandfather Herman Jimmerson born 12 Jun 1846 in Sparta, Morrow CO., Ohio he Married Julia Thankfull Smith born 29 Jul 1852 in MT. Morris, Ogle CO. ILL. in 5 Feb 1874 in Oregon, Ogle CO. ILL. There was also a brother to Herman living there in Leaf River or MT. Morris at the same time. Herman joined the army in the Civil War in Polo, Ogle CO. ILL. 1 May 1864 Hope someone can help me with this i have been stuck on this for along time Mark Blancher Medford, OR.

  May 1997

 Bill Scholtes Mon May 19 11:46:54 1997

Henry Walker SHORT Jr b. 11 Jul 1842 Eng d. 20 Jan 1933 CA m. 28 Jun 1866 Ogle Co, Polo, IL to Francis SMELT 1848-1920 ch- Edward M, Henry E, Mary E, George E, Carroll W, Grace S, Oliver Leslie Bill URL-


 Larry Vredenburgh Fri May 16 13:27:50 1997

Looking for primarily for information on VREDENBURGH, FREDENBURG, BINGAMAN. Henry and Almena (Seelye)Vredenburgh left Wayne County NY for Amboy, Lee County in 1843. Their children were Charlotte, Lucinda, Mary J., Charles, Elias, Anna, Eleanor, Ruth Ann, William Henry, Caroline and Elijah. By 1860 they had moved to Ogle County. Henry's brother, George and wife, Sallie (Converse), in 1860 were living in Dixon with their children Eliza, Emily, Willis and George - they spelled their name Fredenburg. Three of Henry's daughters, Mary J., Ruth Ann, and Anna married three brothers, Geroge, Henry and Elias Bingaman. Anna lived in the area until her death in 1891, she is buried in Carroll County. Her husband, Elias, served in Company K during the Civil War. Ruth Ann and Henry with Henry's brother, William Bingaman, moved to Yuma County Colorado around 1890. Charlotte married Edward McGraw in 1844, in Lee County. Lucinda married William Hoisington in 1850 in Dixon. Eliza married Augustus Spect in 1860 in Lee County. Henry Vredenburgh with his wife and Elias, Charles, Eleanor, William and Caroline moved in 1862 to Harrison County, IA. Larry Vredenburgh, 22113 McCarthy Drive, Tehachapi, CA 93561.


 Helen Lindhorst Thu May 1 16:21:07 1997

Seeking information on John and Mary (Shrink) Spealman who moved from PA in 1842 with son-in-law, Charles Travelute family, to Mason Co, IL, then in 1851 moved on to Ogle Co.

April 1997

 Debra Bailey Trail Sun Apr 27 14:06:09 1997

Ogle County surnames I am researching are: Doner, Baker, Schumacher, Lemke These are the major names and some of these have offshoots with in-laws such as: Kelly, Shepherd These surnames also spill over into nearby Lee County on occassion.


 Donna Hoff-Grambau Tue Apr 22 13:24:42 1997

Searching Ogle Co. for descendents of Andrew Drummond and Elizabeth Loutzenheiser. Various names: Tilton, Sutter, Rinker, Aikens, Weatherington etc. Also searching for information on James Aikens and his family: Children: Richard Brookings Aikens Charles Brookings Aikens Thomas Avery Aikens Samuel Avery Aikens Margaret Aikens Maxwell, spouse of David Maxwell Elizabeth Aikens Dailey, wife of Wilson Dailey Martha Aikens Weeks - possibly moved with Thomas Avery Aikens to Valmont, Boulder, Colorado.


 Alberta Anderson Tue Apr 15 08:46:09 1997

looking for people with the surname of Highbarger in the Ogle county area. Other variations of the name Heiberger, Hyberger, Hybarger too.


 Georgia A. Huffman Sat Apr 12 05:28:43 1997

MAMMINGA, George W. was the owner of a shoe store and resided in Stillman Valley with his wife Pauline (Pohl) having arrived from Hamberg, Germany in 1910. Petition for Naturalization papers filed in Ogle County June 12, 1911 contain the signature of HERMAM H. MAMMINGA. He is listed as a farmer residing at Oregon, Illinois. Looking for descendants of Herman to share family information.


  Ruth Lilly Sat Apr 5 07:09:30 1997

surname Lilly; Jones; Gifford George Lilly married Marie Jones daughter of Samuel Jones, sister of George Jones. The family lived in Pine Rock Twp. She died after birth of son Sylvester Lilly, about 1853. George then married Mary Gifford at Rockford. Approx. 1860 they moved to Buchanan Co Iowa; about 1869 moved to Adair Co Iowa. George and Mary are buried there. I descent from George and Marie. An obit written by George's daughter states another som Miles died about 8 days after Sylvester was born. There are no cemetary records for Miles. Was he Sylvester's twin or an older brother? George and Mary's descendants are in need of info on the Gifford family also. She married first Stanley?? Smith. I would like to contact other members of this family. George Lilly's father appears to be David Lilly buried at Larabee, Cherokee Co. Iowa. Who are his parents? Contact me at E-Mail or Ruth Lilly


 Gary Ramthun Fri Apr 4 19:11:23 1997

Immigrant Frederick Lembke, near Lindenwood from 1870-1880. He and some of his family went to Iowa in 1874, others stayed in Ogle county.


 Kim Phillips Randolph Wed Apr 2 08:22:53 1997

MARTIN Looking for information on George A. MARTIN who lived in Ogle Co. in 1842. Came from Cole Co.; later moved to Lee in 1852.

March 1997

 Randy L. Hoover Sun Mar 23 11:33:02 1997

Seeking ANY information on: 1) Ida Mae PEASE (1864-1943) born near Lynnville Twp, moved to Lake Co, Ohio. 2) ROCKAFELLOW in Lynnville area circa 1860. 3) PEASE, John L. also Lynnville area 1860-1880. ANY help will be greatly valued.


 Douglas V. Smith Sat Mar 22 17:51:05 1997

Searching for dates and places of death and burial of Joseph and Hannah (CONVERSE) CUMMINGS born 1780s in Vermont and of Grand Detour 1840s. Douglas V. Smith, Box 65, Sharon, VT 05065 or e-mail to


 Doris White Fri Mar 21 10:56:30 1997

looking for info on the David Rathburn family. He was born in NY, and migrated to IL. His wife's name was Millie Heiny. Their daughter Sarah was born in April of 1961 in Pine Rock Ogle, IL. She was my ggrandmother. There were at least 3 other children, William H. b 3/1863 in Pine Rock, Eldora M.and Charles H. Any info on these people would be of great help to me. Thank you.


 Joyce A. Cantu Sat Mar 8 21:19:51 1997

Search for any information about John Monroe JEWELL b. c. 1822 in NY. Married Emily BIGGERS b. 1825 Steuben county, NY. Their son Henry Monroe JEWELL was born in Ogle Co. Illinois in 1853.


 Roger Cramer Sun Mar 2 10:04:26 1997

My wife and I are researching our family roots in Ogle Co. The names include KRAMER/CRAMER, SCHELLING, MOTTER/MATTER, LIGHT, BEARMAN, HOVERLAND, and HEPFER. Anyone with a connection, please e-mail us. We live in Rockford, IL

 February 1997

Jac Tilton Sun Feb 9 05:41:10 1997

I am looking for information on the families and descendants of Richard TILTON and his two sons, Spencer Lake and James Madison. They moved to Ogle County with their wives from Ohio in the mid-1850's. They are all said to be buried in Washington Grove Cemetery in Ogle County. I would also like to know where in Ogle County Washington Grove Cemetery is located. I have information on their siblings and ancestors.


 Wanda Freeman Wed Feb 12 20:26:36 1997

Helping a friend trying to find her birth family. Kimberly Kathryn was born 1962 at John Wesley Hospital in Los Angeles, Ca. Her birth mother was 40 years old at time of her birth and had at least 2 other children 18 and 16. Kathy's birth mother's maiden name was KLAUS and her married name was HANSON, German, born in Illinois. Please can anyone help? Thank you, Kathy


 Theresa Hixon Wed Feb 12 13:37:01 1997

Researching the family of James WEST. Resided in Ogle Co, IL in 1850 census. He died 1852 and left a will stating he was of Pine Creek, Ogle Co, IL. His will listed the following children; oldest son Thomas West;William West, Eliza Huffmaster, May West and James J West. The family came to Ogle County from Washington Co, MD. William and his sister Eliza stayed in Washington Co. After their father's death, Thomas and James moved on to Seward co, NE. Would like to exchange information on this family. Need to find its origin in PA. Any information would be appreciated.


 Sue Studabaker Sun Feb 23 18:15:39 1997

Looking to connect with others researching Nellie Jane (SLAWSON) McCLURE. Born 18 Sept. 1817 in Orange Co., NY, daughter of Daniel SLAWSON and Mary "Molly" HORTON. Lived in Polo, IL. Do not know husband's first name. Was the last of seven Slawson children to die (after March, 1896) so her descendants may have info to share.


 Jac Tilton Sun Feb 23 05:52:01 1997

Seeking information on Richard TILTON, d. 10/8/1864, and his sons, Spencer Lake TILTON, d. 5/28/1923 and James Madison TILTON, d.5/5/1885. They and their families moved to Ogle County, Il in the early 19th century from OH. They are buried in Washington Grove Cemetery, Ogle County, Illinois. I would also like to know the location of Washington Grove Cemetery.

 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Randy Thompson Sun Feb 23 14:41:38 1997

Searching for any records on Thompson in the township of Pine Rock, Ogle County. The Thompson family came to Ogle Co. around 1850. I have some records on John C. Thompson b1833-d1895 and his wifes- Sarah M. Hardy b1835-d1874, Jane Annie Kipp b1849-d1875 , and Mary Ann Clemens b1846. The father of John Thompson is Norman(John). I haven't been able to locate any records for him except for the 1872 plat book showing his initials in Section 4 of Pine Rock. The children of John C. Thompson and Sarah M. Hardy were Tresa Josephine, Norman Eugene, William Everett, and Charles Winfield. Tresa Josephine Thompson a Byron native named William Preston Scovill in 1875. Please E-mail if you recognize a name or need more info. Good Luck! R.T.


 Lardo Fri Feb 21 21:33:14 1997

Willard Pond of Mount Morris, Ogle Co., in 1861. Intereseted in any connection to Willard or his family.


 Ed Harkness Fri Feb 21 22:22:55 1997

I am researching the HARKNESS line in Ogle County from about 1855 to 1875. In particular I'm tracking my g-g-g-grandfather, Thomas Harkness, b. abt. 1809 in Ireland. His son, Robert, married Charlotte Logan in Stephenson Co., IL, in 1866.


 Paul Steven Wed Feb 5 19:58:33 1997

Compiling history of Swisher descendants and information regarding this surname would be appreciated. Can help with origins of many Swisher/Switzer families.


Paul Pettit Wed Feb 5 20:10:03 1997

Looking for information on family of John WILLIAMS and Cordelia Honeycutt. John was probably born about 1820 and possibly died before 1880. Cordelia is found in Schuyler County w/ children and grandson. Children living wither her were born between 1863 and 1870 in ILLINOIS, unknown location. Family is not in Schuyler county in 1870. Family associated with families of Daniel and Mary Woods SMALL and John and Mary RUBY whose families were in Sangamon County in 1850, apprarently went to Missouri and returned to possibly Indiana and Illinois by 1880. The bulk of these families went back to MO after 1880, then Kansas and then Northwest Territory about 1905.


Dick MattesonWed, 05 Feb 1997

William H. Fouke's wife was Mahala Chapline from the same hometown - Shepherdstown, VA (now WV) Mahala presumedly had other Chaplines "South of Mt. Morris" Did any Chaplines ever live south but near Mt. Morris?? Basically, I (and others) are attempting to track down as much as we can on the lives of the Fouke families who left Shepherdstown and travelled to Mt. Morris as did so many other families!

My wife's grandfather was born in Mt. Morris in 1856 (Hughlett Fouke). Do the churches ther keep their records of births or christenings? I know that births - back that long ago - are not in Court house.I would be willing to share what I have learned with others as would my partner, Darrin Fouke of Riverton, IL Dick Matteson College Park MD


Pat MacKenzie Mon, 3 Feb 1997

Interested in ALL Hewitt's who resided in Ogle County. Asa Hewitt and family came to Byron, Ogle County in 1848. Had son, Amberson Hewitt who married Eliza Ann Wood.

Have not identified parents of Eliza Ann. May have been Dudley Wood who came to Byron in 1838, or Joshua Wood.


Chris Skelly Mon Feb 3 12:53:56 1997

SKELLY, Hugh b.Co. Louth, Ireland 1837 came to U.S. in 1848 Who did he travel with? He married Catherine KELLY in Sullivan County New York 26/Nov/1863. Their first child Julia was born in N.Y. They moved to Illinois in 1866 and settled at Daysville, Ogle Co, their other two children were born , Mary J. on 4/Dec/1870 and William, b. Dec/1875. Julia married John HOBAN, Mary married Fred B. MORTON and William Married Anna JULIAN. Both girls died in Rochelle. William died in Grand Forks, N.D. And Hugh died in Grand Detour. They are all buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon, Il. Would like information on the HOBAN and MORTON branches of this family. I know The HOBAN'S had 3 children Mary K. married Harold JEANGUENAT,Alice married Joseph McGINNIS and I don't know about the son Arthur. I don't know if the MORTON's had any children. Any information on any of these people would be appreciated.


Cidney Engberg Mon Feb 3 1997

Would like to have death date and/or burial information on the following people: ELAM SPERRY, HANNA SPERRY CHENEY, HURD CHENEY said to have lived in Ogle Co. in the 1800's. Thanks for any information.

January 1997

John Lybarger Fri Jan 31 09:36:31 1997

I am seeking information from any descendants of Lybarger, Lyberger, Lybyer or any other spelling variation. I am producing a book which will list known descendants of twelve generations. My current database has 2783 different surnames and over 12000 persons of which over 6700 are Lybarger descendants. My web page is at


 Pat MacKenzie Mon Jan 20 11:11:36 1997

Searching for James M. Hewitt, born 1856 Ogle County, Il, son of Amberson Hewitt and Eliza Ann Wood. Resided in Boone County in 1889. Thank you


 C. Robert Appledorn Tue Jan 28 12:12:53 1997

WEICHMAN, WICHMANN, WICHMAN: Elisabeth APPELDORN m. Andreas WEICHMAN; children: Hajo (Harry, b. 17 July 1879), Conradine (Dena, b. 06 Jun 1883), Claas (b. 11 July 1885), Trientje (b. 07 Apr 1887), John (b. 05 Apr 1889). All children baptized in German Valley, Stephenson co, IL. What happened to this family?

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