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    Jan 2001: I am researching the family of William Luther Davis & Mary Jane Merritt who lived in St. Clair Co., IL and are buried in Shilo Cemetery, Their children were Lula Belle b. 1891, Carl W. b. 1894, Roy M. b. 1895, Edith E. b. 1898 & Myrtle (Dawes) b. 1901. They lived in Wayne Co. IL before moving to St. Clair Co. Any connections out there? Springslea@aol.com
    Feb 2001: Seeking information on birth of Ida Marie BRAUNDLICH, daughter of ? and Emma Elizabeth HARDMEYER, born 2 Aug 1865 in Mascoutah. I believe they were transients, traveling by foot or wagon to Texas. What records are available from that time? Laura Beauchamp
    Feb 2001: Madison and St. Clair Counties, IL: Edward Theodore Wein [1885-post 1965], son of John and Lisette [Peppe] Wein; William John Peppe b ca 1861 Madison Co IL; Charles Kaseberg m Charlotte Grebe and he d in accident with train near Oldenberg ca 1867; Anna C. Kaseberg [1867-1936] m John F. Bauer at Nameoki, Madison Co IL; Lizette Burgdorf b 1872 Mitchell, IL m ? Tiemann; Anna C. Kaseberg b. 1867 near McKinley Bridge, Venice, d 1936, m John F. Bauer; Frederick Kaseberg 1840-1883, Venice blacksmith, m Caroline Will/Wille/Wills. Sherry Kaseberg

    Feb 2001: I am searching for related families of William STUHR, married Mina BRECKENKAMP in St. Clair Nov. 21, 1859. The above names would also be associated with surnames BEHRMAN, KNACKSTEDT, MOHL, STERNFELS. Thank you. Helen Sackman
    Mar 2001: Does anyone know who this lady is, listed as head of household on the 1820 St. Clair Co., IL census, Silver Creek township? I am looking for the parents of Sarah "Sally" SMITH who m. Samuel STEEL(E) Dec. 1818 in St. Clair Co IL. Samuel and his father John STEEL(E) were also enumerated in Silver Creek township. On the 1818 census there were the following HOH's named Smith: Philip SMITH, David SMITH and Robert SMITH. Any connection? Thanks in advance. Joyce Lawrence, Dolores CO
    Mar 2001: I am searching for information on a 'land litigation', the plaintiff's being George McClintock, Eliza [McClintock] Criner, Nancy A. McClintock, William McClintock, R. F. McClintock, Alexander McClintock, Sarah Dairymple, Rachel Dunlap & Margaret Grades, plaintiffs are heirs-at-law. About 1831, 1832, 1835 & 1837, James McClintock left PA and settled in IL securing parcels of land amounting to about 1000 acres in St. Clair Co. where the city of East St. Louis is now located.. He became ill, lost his eyesight. A neighbor, Nicholas Boismenu, took advantage of James' blindness and had him sign a will leaving the land to him, Nicholas. The will was probated in May 1839. I am interested in the result of the litigation and date. This info came from some newspaper and the headline was 'A $5,000,000 Land Litigation' 'Pittsburg Claimants Begin Suit to Recover the Soil Where East St. Louis is Located' dated March 29. Eileen
    Mar 2001: KELLEY,GILES b Virginia moved to St. Clair Co., now Madison Co., IL in 1804. He settled in the Jarvis Township. Any information on Giles Kelley and his family at St. Clair Co. would be appreciated. He was Rev. Giles Kelley, a Baptist minister. Thank you. Judy Falcon
    Mar 2001: WILDING, John who married Anna Maria Wolz in 1858 lived in Mascoutah area until about 1863, then I can't find any record of what happened to them. Can anyone help point me in the right direction? contact Teri Bromley.
    Apr 2001: I am looking for any information on the MERKEL family line in St. Clair County during the 1800s. My great great grandmother is Lena (Carolina) MERKEL (married Gustavus Wilhelm VOGT between 1870-1875), born May 13, 1857. We believe she was born in Millstadt or New Athens, IL. Her parents were Peter MERKEL (who allegedly served in the Civil War, though I don't know for which side) & Sophia KAGEL (KAEGEL?). I have no birth, death, or marriage information on Peter & Sophia, except that they were both buried in a common grave in St.Louis' Bellefontiane Cemetery on the same day, Nov. 28, 1913. I believe they were Roman Catholic. I would greatly appreciate any further information. Thanks in advance, Elizabeth Gerber
    Apr 2001: I am researching the Oglesby family of St. Clair Co. Joshua Oglesby came there from Kentucky around 1810 and married Elizabeth Redmond(redman) in 1812 they had several children. William Oglesby about 1815 is the one I am reaaly searching for. He may have married in 1834-36 to a Edith (last name unknown). He did have a son Joseph Oglesby on 1850 census about 16 years old. Joseph Oglesby married Mary Hall adound 1866-1868 maybe he was in the Civil War??? They also had many children ahrry B. Oglesby was born 1874 in St. Clair Co Il. Please help if you can Donspad@aol.com
    Apr 2001: I am researching the following St. Clair County families and would love to hear from anyone working on the same: Birkbeck, Eastwood, Longdon, Arnold, Schuster, Petri, Schmiersahl, Foster, Thornbury, Cadwallader, Neighbors, Monroe, Meinhardt, Hoffmeister, Evans, Brennan, Kersey and Schmidt. Allyson Monroe Tilton
    May 2001: Searching for info on Gustave Wilding, b. 27 Sept 1863 in Mascouta, IL to John and Anna Maria Wolz-Wilding. He was in Chicago Feb 1887 and then in Kansas City, MO with a wife and child Oct 1891. While in Chicago he was a proprietor of a tailoring business. Contact Teri Bromley.
    Jun 2001: GASSENSCHMIDT. Frank G married Flora Halmeyer in 1901; Agnes G married Philip Dietz in 1905; Marie G married Fred Sterthmann in 1893. All marriages recorded in St Clair Co. I seek vital statistics, ancestry and living descendants of these GASSENSCHMIDT believed to be siblings and perhaps children of Anton GASSENSCHMIDT, Civil War veteran buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery in St Clair co. I have common ancestry to share; please email me if you have some. Jim Kallal
    Jun 2001: We are searching for a James Hodo who married Louisa Butzler in St. Clair Co. in Sep of 1865. Any Hodo info will be welcomed as I believe they came from Alabama. We have found that James' brother Archibald also married in this co. Is there any help out there? Ultimately this James' Sister Sabrina married a Stephen Tracy and if there are Tracys in this area, please contact us at email tdale55@aol.com.
    June 2001: SHAW: Looking for information on James SHAW in the St. Clair Co., IL 1830 Federal Census. James SHAW. 1-male age 40-50; 2-males age 15-20; 1-male age 10-15; 1-male age 5-10; 1-female age 30-40; 1-female age 10-15; 1-female age 5-10; 1-female under age 5. Theresa Berg
    June 2001: Want to contact descendants of Macon and Violet (FERRY) OWEN. Macon died 9 Jan 1976 and is buried in Lake View Gardens Cemetery. Violet died in 1988. Macon (also called Bob) was the son of John Watson OWEN (went by J. W.) and Ava/Avie. J. W. married 2nd to Verlie TUCKER. I have Macon's paternal ancestry. Would like to find descendants with whom to share it. Carolynn Waldon
    June 2001: I am searching for anyone with information about the Aaron QUICK Family of St Clair County. Aaron was b 3 Feb 1817 in St Clair Co., IL. He married Rhoda MAXFIELD on 17 February 1843 in St Clair Co., IL. He died (I believe) 8 Feb 1874 in Marion Co., IL, where I found him listed in the 1870 Census of Raccoon Precinct -- Raccoon PO taken 9 June 1870. He is listed at household # 43 at age 53 along with Rhoda (age 44) and their 8 children: Nancy (age 26), Seth (age 21), Mary (age 18), Caroline (age 15), Samuel (age 13; my gg grandfather), Laura (age 10), John (age 8), and George (age 3). I am interested in Aaron's parents and also his Rhoda's (his wife) parents. According to the census, she was born in TN. Any help would be appreciated. Kenny Williams
    Jul 2001: Need info on John Blum who married Mary Wilding in Mascoutah,IL on 18 Feb 1879. Believe both are buried in the Blum Family Farm Cemetery south of Hwy 177, east of Mascoutah, IL. Any help is appreciated as I have nothing to go on. Teri Bromley
    Jul 2001: Seeking information related to "Christian IMAN", thought to be the father of Felix Grundy Iman born 24 November 1828 in Harrison twp., Monroe Co. We know that our "Christian" married a Mary Whiteside in 1828 and are seeking information and/or links to other Imans or Eymans in Monroe or St. Clair Cos. In particular we seek a full listing of the children of Abraham Eyman who migrated from Virginia in 1796 who settled close to Belleville and who served as a representative of the county, and perhaps Indiana territory. Any information would be deeply appreciated. Please contact Steve Iman
    Jul 2001: I am researching the STOLBERG families of St. Clair Co., IL, Would love to share information with fellow researchers of these families. I am working to tie them together. Denise
    Aug 2001: Searching for information on residence or death of a Lewis or Louis Hudson ca 1930's. Marilyn Hudson, M.L.I.S., 318 Sunburst, Norman, Oklahoma
    Sep 2001: I am researching the surnames of Haeussler/Haeusler/Heisler, Fritz, Totsch, Ruff and would be interested in hearing from anyone else who is researching those families. Pat
    Sep 2001: I am trying to find info on my great-grandmother's brother, Floyd W. Baldwin. He was born about 1866 in Kentucky., and moved to Rice County Kansas in 1878. He was in the 1880 census there. According to family newspaper obituary articles, in 1914 and 1930 he was living in East St. Louis, Illinois. Do you have a record of him, for example in the 1900, 1910, or 1920 census?? Thank you for your help.Janice Zengel, Ellicott City, MD
    Sep 2001: I am seeking any information on Ann Eliza OGLE & John MASON who were married on February 23, 1859 In St Clair Co., IL. I would like to know if Ogle is Ann's maiden name or was she married before? Thanks for any help. Rita Epperson Butt
    Sep 2001: Can someone look up an obituary for Joseph Then of Fairview Heights, IL? He passed away in March, 1987. Charles Crank
    Sep 2001: I am currently doing research on the Barnes family that lived in St. Clair about 1945-1959. The couple was Billy Barnes and Edith Louise Fleshman. Emma Alen
    Sep 2001: I am searching for descendants of my uncle OSCAR FINLEY, born 1873 in Johnson County, Illinois, and his wife Margaret UPCHURCH, born 1878 in Johnson County. They lived the early years of their marriage in southeast Missouri and lived in East St. Louis 1920–until death. Known children with approximate birthdates were: Homer (1897); Lily (1899); Frank (1902); Francis/Frances (1906); Lorena (1908); Paul (1913); Irene (1916). Any additional information on this family or their descendants will be greatly appreciated. Bill Finley, Manassas, Virginia.
    Sep 2001: I am researching the following families who married in St. Clair County: Phillip Penn b. 16 July 1792 and Mary Ann (Polly) Starr b. 27 Oct 1794 married 2 Jan 1813. William Johnston Calbreath b. 14 May 1802 and Sarah Ann Winter(s) b. 22 Jul 1803 married 6 Mar 1822. Gilmore Bryan b. abt 1814 and Sidney Penn b. 14 Jun 1819 married 23 Oct 1838. Colbert Avis b. 28 Feb 1834 and Margery Bryan b. 10 Oct 1844 married 12 Aug 1862. I am willing to exchange information on these families. Stacy Moorhead
    Oct 2001: I am looking for information on Mrs. Mary Jane NOTHAUS. I have also seen HEUNCHHAUS associated with her name. I have a marriage certificate from Illinois, St. Clair County showing HECKENKEIMPER, Hermann married NOTHAUS, Mrs. Mary Jane on 22 Apr 1846 in St. Clair County, Illinois. What was her maiden name, her parents' names and who was Mr. Nothaus? Herman is my g-grandfather. Thanks. Marylou
    Jan 2002: I am searching for information on Henry HOFFMAN, born in Saint Gal (or St.Gallen), Switzerland approximately 1836. Henry HOFFMAN served in the Civil War with Company E of the 2nd Regiment of Illinois Cavalry, which originated from St. Clair County, Illinois. If you have information about Henry HOFFMAN, please contact Teresa Clark
    Jan 2002: Katherine WILDING ALTEVOGT. Daughter of John WILDING and AnnaMaria WOLZ left Mascoutah, IL and lived in Ivesdale, IL with her husband (name unknown) apprx 1880. I would appreciate any help on census info, family members names, etc. Her uncle William WOLZ may have been with her. Cannot find any mention of marriage in St.Clair county where they were supposedly married. Teri Bromley
    Jan 2002: Looking for information on, or relatives of Louis FORCADE Sr., who married Catherine SCHUCHMANN on 24 May 1842, in St. Clair. Virginia Wagner
    Jan 2002: I am looking for information about a family with a difficult name. It is spelled various ways: PERREDU, PARADEE, PARIDES, PEREDO, PERADO, and the way we spell it, which is PEREDOE. There is a Baptiste PERRADU/PARADE in the 1818 and 1820 census of St. Clair County, Illinois. He may be my cousin's ancestor. Does anyone have evidence that the Baptiste in St. Clair is the same as the one in Ste. Genevieve City, MO during the same time frame? If anyone can help with this difficult-to-trace family, please write to me at: Brenda Manion
    Jan 2002: William FRIEDLANDER (born Berlin 1814) married Mary Ann DAVIS March 1839 in Belleville. Constable and (much later) U.S. Deputy Marshall in Leadville, Colorado where he died, 1879. Mary Ann moved to Chillili near Albuquerque, New Mexico and died there 1889. Children include Ida T. who married George REICHERT 1877, Belleville; Benjamin J.; William H.B.; Sarah E; Edward Douglas; Paul Moritz; and Ida M.. Interested parties contact Diane
    Jan 2002: Elizabeth BARKER (b. 16 Sep 1802 per bible) in South Carolina (per 1850 census), married William DAVIS in Washington County, Missouri 13 May 1819. William DAVIS died 8 Jan 1829, Belleville. Widow Elizabeth married Reuben BERREY/ BERRY 26 Jan 1834, Belleville and she died there 1865, a member of the First Baptist Church, Belleville. Interested parties contact Diane
    Feb 2002: Looking for info on Helena Josephine Fitzpatrick Watson, born abt 1873. Married Thomas D. Watson abt 1913 probably St. Clair county. Child, Frances Fern Watson, born in Montgomery Co., IL on 10 Sep 1914. In early 1920 mother and child returned to St. Clair Co., IL. Census, marriage records, or any info appreciated. Linda Barricklow-Collins
    Feb 2002: I am interested in the Hennemann family that lived at New Athens,Ill. Don Schultz
    Feb 2002: Seek info from anyone who was a resident of St. John's Orphanage. I was born 8/3/32 in St Johns Hospital, St. Louis and assume I was taken to the orphanage at that time. I was adopted in 1939 but do remember some things about it (the lake or pond). My birth name was Eustice Ruby and my birth mother was Josephine Ruby. Would like to hear from anyone who was there. Thank you. STEVEINOTTUMWAS@webtv.net
    Feb 2002: I'm trying to find the death date for Louise McNAIL, who married James Riley ISBELL 1 Jul 1852, Belleville, St. Clair, Illinois. I would also like the death date of James Riley ISBELL. He was born in 1827 in Illinois. Possibly buried in Belleville??? Thanks Cheryl Whitelaw
    Feb 2002: Seeking information about the Stuart famil(ies) of St. Clair County. I believe there may be two: one related to early settler Alphonso Stuart, who was killed in a sham duel in 1818; and another that I am related to-- My GGgrandmother was Anna Stuart, who married to O.C. Bates in 1867. Anna was the daughter of William H Stuart. I have found an 1860 census entry for William H Stuart (47, Penn) in St. Clair County. Wife: Sarah B,(31, KY), children: Anna M (14, MO), Alphonzo H (11, KY), Shep??? C. (8, IL), Henry (1, IL). Any information about either Stuart family would be greatly appreciated. Please reply to Anne Camden
    Feb 2002: Who were parents of Elijah Goodwin, born about 1837? His military enlistment record states he resided Lebanon. I have not been able to find a Goodwin household in 1850 or 1860 St. Clair that includes Elijah Goodwin. Is anyone familiar with Goodwins in St. Clair County around that time frame? Kath.
    Feb 2002: Seek information on Daniel and Elizabeth SCHUPP, son Isaac and daughter Elizabeth. They lived near Caseyville, St. Clair county about 1840-1860, and later in Belleville. Dutch
    Apr 2002: I descend from Owen William OWENS and Mary JONES of O'Fallon, St. Clair County, Illinois through their son, William Jereboam OWENS, b. 24 Nov 1864, m. Margaret Ann KLOCK. William's siblings were: Anna, John, Sarah Jane, Mary Ellen, Salina, Gomer, David, and Griffith. Names of William's children were: Daisey, Bessie, Kitty, Owen, Benjamin Fisher, Johnie, Evona, and Theatus. I'd be interested in swapping information, photos, etc. with other descendants. Mike
    Apr 2002: Searching HIGDON, CONNORS, MECHIN, WAMHOFF, HOLLANDER. I am looking for information on three sets of greatgrandparents, all from East St. Louis, IL.
    1 - John and Mary (Eiskant) Higdon. John was the son of Ignatious and Juliet Higdon, both born in Kentucky, as was John. Mary was the daughter of Gustav Eiskant, who was born in Germany. Mary was born in Paderborn (?) IL. They had 8 children, Elmer, Earl, Emmett (my grandfather), Elva, Ethel, Eleanor, Edna, and Eveline.
    2 - Edward Connors family: Edward Sr. and his wife Ethel, their children Dorothy (my grandmother and Emmett Higdon's first wife) and Edward Jr.
    3 - Any info on Jean (John) Mechin who was listed in my grandmother Dorothy Connors Higdon' obituary as her grandfather, and as the first jewelry store owner in East. St. Louis. Please reply to Angie
    Apr 2002: WARD, KRAFT - Does anyone have any information about the parents of Ada Louise KRAFT (b.1870 - d. 1963 in St. Clair Co., IL) who married Edgar Allan WARD (b.1879 - d.1941 in St. Clair). Did they have any children? Thank you. Mary Andre
    Apr 2002: My Father was Wilford L. Young , b. 1910 Marissa, to William Meyer Young b. 1868 in Oakdale, Washington county, Illinois - wife Flora Viola Hampton. William Young was said to be Cherokee Indian. Very tall man he was left by Indians at the home of the Blacks - Flora Viola Hampton was b. 1897, Buncombe, NC. Looking for any information on my fathers side. Please contact me. Ty
    Jun 2002: I am looking for the parents of Mary Anderson who married Joshua Garett Barnes in 1849 in St. Clair. She was born in 1830 in St. Clair. They are listed in the 1850 census. I am a descendant of their daughter Angelina. Thanks Jolien
    Jun 2002: Looking for information on Leopold TROST, who married Amalia SONNTAG; Maria Eva ERNST; Louise VAN DER HEYDE, and Eva GROEN. Leopold's daughter by Amalia Sonntag was Amalia Johanna TROST who married William F. LETTER, son of John LETTER and Christina, nee HEMMER. Their daughter, Louise Frances LETTER married my maternal grandfather, Ernest Jasper BROOKS. Jane Brown
    Jun 2002: I am searching for information any person named BAGLEY who was in St. Clair Co. in the late 1700's or early 1800's. My gg-grandfather James Bagley came to Missouri Territory (later part of Arkansas) from St. Clair Co., Illinois by 1814 with a presumed uncle, Asher Bagley. Asher was a Revolutionary soldier, b. 1762 in NY or NJ, and James was b. 1787 in NY or NJ. Asher lost a land suit in St. Clair Co. in 1807. He testified that he was on the land 1784 and 1785, but two witnesses testified he wasn't there until 1798. I would like to know if there were other family members living in Illinois at the time. Asher married Catherine House in St. Clair on Dec. 30, 1798. Asher's brother, Benjamin, ended up in Arkansas. I would like to establish a connection from Illinois to the Bagleys in New York. Lynda Moore
    Jun 2002: I believe the following THUISes who died in East St. Louis, St. Clair County may be related to my THUIS line of Indiana:
    Francis J. Thuis , d. 8 July 1943; Frank R. Thuis, d. 19 April 1939; Jennie Thuis, d. 2 May 1917; and Laura Edith Thuis, d. 22 May 1935. Frank J. Thuis may possibly be the Joseph Thuis, son of Amelia JACOBS and Theodore Thuis. Amelia was from Germany and Theodore was from Denmark or Holland. Family lived in Vincennes, Knox Co., IN Any help in finding out if these people are attached to my Thuis line appreciated. Dee Yeager
    June 2002: Researching John KISSEL,born 26 Mar 1840 in Hesse Darmstadt,Germany, died 23 Feb 1923 Belleville. Married 06 Feb 1868 to Victoria DAMBSKI. She was born 12 Dec 1851 in Prussia, died 16 Feb 1920 in Belleville, Ill.Buried in Green Mount Catholic Cemetery. Children: Joseph (m. Louise Engelke); Barth (deceased 09 Sep 1893); Henry P. (m. Mary Verheyer); Elizabeth (m. Julius Gundlach); and Kathryn (m. Paul Ratheim). Louis L. died in early life as did Barth. Possible connected families are Martin and Marcella Schauerte, Elmer Schanuel, and Julius Gundlach. These appear on the cemetery lot records. Any assistance appreciated. Kathy Kissel
    June 2002: Searching Reder or Deitz families. Will exchange information. Bonnie
    August 2002:I am seeking the 1st spouse of Lorenzo Dow Thompson (& any other information). He was sometimes called Dow Thompson, L.D. Thompson, or Lorenzo D. Thompson. He and brother Samuel were on the St. Clair Co. IL 1830 census. L. D. Thompson was born ca 1806 NC, son of Nathan & Ester (Black) Thompson. I "think" he married in St. Clair Co. IL or a surrounding county about 1825/30. His children by the unknown 1st wife are: Jane b 1825-30 in IL, Mary Evalina b 11 Aug 1829 in IL, Reuben K. b ca 1831 in IL, Rebecca C. (my gr.gr. grandmother) b ca 17-May-1833 in IL, Hester or Ester A. b: ca 1836 in IL, Thomas H. b: ca 1842 in MO, & William H. b ca 1844 in MO. This puts Illinois residence at least 1830–1836. He served in the Black Hawk war in Captain Moore's Company of St. Clair County, IL. I would appreciate any help I can get and have plenty to share. Thank you, Chris Landes
    August 2002:I am searching for the family of: My gggrandfather Charles H. STEWART b. ca 1818 MD, d. 1881 Stoddard CO. MO, m. St. Clair Co. IL 1849 Mary Ann PENN (b. IL 1829 father Phillip b. GA, mother Mary Ann Starr b. IL). Known children: Lila STEWART b. MO Jul 1897 (died young?); James H. STEWART b. IL Aug 1871; my ggrandfather Phillip H. STEWART b. IL Nov 1850-58, m. 1888 Ollie DAVIS; My grandfather, Joseph Pollard STEWART b. 2 Oct. 1893, m.1914 Ruth MAHER b 23 Aug 1893 in St. Louis, MO. My father Joseph Grafton STEWART b. 3 Mar 1915 Any help greatly appreciated. Best,Mary Stewart
    August 2002:Frances I. DIXON LERO, age 78, of Cahokia, died 13 Jul 1993, buried St. John's Cem., Maeystown,Monroe, Illinois. Was she married to George LERO? Is George LERO buried in this cemetery? Did they have any children? Thank you, Barbara GEISERT http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~gencenlb/index.html August 2002: EYMAN, BUNKER, MCGUIRE - I'm looking for information on the Eyman family who lived in St. Clair Co. in the 1800s. John and Sarah (Bunker) Eyman are my great-great grandparents. They both died relatively young. I have information on previous generations but little documentation. I believe John's parents were Abraham and Clarissa (McQuire) Eymann. I'm looking for obits., newsclippings, or any documentation regarding this family. Thanks! Sue Elyea
    September 2002: I am looking for any information on the MICHAELI family of St. Clair county, Illinois. Charles (born aprox. 1851), married Mary STOLL and they had children. One of them was my husbands grandfather, Adam Michaeli,(born 1895). Mary Stoll was from Freeburg. Adam married a Priscilla LAYMAN. The Michaeli's lived in O'Fallon, Belleville, and East St. Louis. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Jody Michaeli
    September 2002: Seeking family of Nicholas Bernt, b. July 1842, France. Brother John Bernt, b. ca 1851, IL. Found in 1870 census, E. St. Louis, IL. Possible sister, Catherine A. Bernt, b. 1855 IL. Please respond to Sharon
    September 2002: Would like to contact Guy Devore's children to see if they can help me locate information on his second wife, Ruby Fisk Devore.

    Ruby Fisk married Guy DeVore in the late 1940's or early 1950's In St Louis MO. They lived most of their married life in Cahokia IL. I do not believe they had children.
    SSDI lists the following: Ruby DeVore Born 10 Nov 1921 Died Sept 1985 East St Louis IL
    Guy A DeVore Born 12 July 1919 Died 10 June 1996 Granite City IL
    I believe Guy moved to Granite City after Ruby died to live with a daughter. I would appreciate any information anyone could give me, need Ruby's obit and place of burial. Thank you in advance. Linda Oviatt, P. O. Box 6514, Great Falls, MT 59406 Linda


    September 2002: Hi. I am looking for the oldest brother of my grandmother, Laura Pearl Davenport. The brother's name was William "Willis" Elmer Davenport b. 1882, died 2/1972, and lived on East St. Louis Ave, St. Clair, Illinois at the time of his death. His wife's name was Myrtle (maiden name possibly Proctor), and she died 10/1973 at 62232 Caseyville Ave, St. Clair, Illinois. They had two children, a child whose name is not legible in the 1920 or 1930 census born 1907, and a daughter, Edagene or Eda Grace born approx 1922. Willis was a retired railroad engineer, who had been seriously injures by steam and retired. The family lived on Goodfellow Ave in St. Louis Mo in 1930. Thanks for any info.Steve
    November 2002: Researching these early 1900 emigrant Bohemian family lines to St. Clair County, and am always willing to share. I would like to enrich their stories: VALTA/WALTA, LIDISKY/LIDICKY, KOUDELKA, PECHMAN/PECKMAN Karen Souhrada
    November 2002: My father, Thomas Watt WALLACE, b. 1906 Hamilton, Scotland, emigrated through Ellis Island in 1908 with his mother, Jeanie (nee Smith), in order to join his father, William WALLACE who was working in a coal mine at Bens Creek, Myra, Cambria County, PA. The family is NOT included in the 1910 PA census, and I am trying to determine where they went after 1908.

    A photo of my father taken at the age of approx. 12-17 years (1918-1923), was taken by the photographer's studio, "Majestic Photo Postal Studio", 240 Collinsville Ave., East St. Louis, Ills. I know this studio was operating during the 1920s. It is possible my father was living in the area at that time. Family hearsay indicates my father was orphaned at a very young age and was taken care of by relatives somewhere in the States. This photo would suggest that my father was living in the St. Clair area at that time. Any assistance will be very much appreciated, ie 1920 census, or ?. Pat Galovich Mission, B.C.


    January 2003: I'm looking for information on John BRENDLE born 1841 in Switzerland.
    1st wife- May MANNER 24 April 1866 in St. Clair Co.
    2nd wife- Mary CHRISTIAN 06 November 1876 St. Clair Co.
    3rd wife- Mary ZELLERS (nee MASON) 06 March 1919
    The children that I have are:
    Barbara Christian born 1867
    Michael Christian born 1871; married Carrie STAEHLE June 29, 1893 in St. Clair Co.
    Louisa Christian born 1877; married George WAMSER February 27, 1889 in St. Clair Co.
    Catherina BRENDLE born 1869
    Mary BRENDLE born 1872; married John G. ERNST 
    William BRENDLE born 1877 married Lulu KLINGLE
    Elizabetha BRENDLE born 1880
    Katie BRENDLE; married Jacob PALMER 12 February 1891
    2nd husband William WEBER 27 April 1893
    John BRENDLE Jr.
    Frank BRENDLE
    Lena BRENDLE
    Anna BRENDLE/ married William F. WERREMEYER
    Anthony BRENDLE born 25 November 1890/ married Wilhelmina Sophia KIRCHHOF
    Benjamin BRENDLE
    In 1886 John was appointed a member of the Belleville police force.
    1887 he was appointed a patrolman. 
    1889 John purchased fixtures of  St. Clair house from G.W. MERKER to continue in business.
    1890 he resigned from the police force.

    Any information on John, his 3 wives or the children would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Debbie
    January 2003: MAURATH-HAUNSS
    Seeking the Catholic birth/baptismal record of Denis HAUNSS or MAURATH c1840. Denis's father, Felix HAUNSS, changed his name to MAURATH. Denis might also be found as Thiebault Denis or Theobald Dyonis HAUNSS or MAURATH. His mother was Barbara JACOB, married Felix in St. Louis 21 May 1839 (no record found), and reportedly died in childbirth, or shortly thereafter. No death/burial record for Barbara can be found. Felix married Barbara's younger sister, Josephine JACOB, in 1844. Felix was from the Black Forest, Germany and Barbara "Barbe" and Josephine were from Lorraine, France.

    Felix (aka Philip) and family lived in Ridge Prairie (O'Fallon) since the mid-1830's. Felix moved to St.Louis (Soulard) in 1841 and back to St.Clair County (to Millstadt) in 1864. Because of their German accents, the HAUNSS name has been mis-spelled as HAUNS, HAUNGS, HAENGS, HANGS, HANKS, HAUNTZ, HOUNTZ, etc. and MAURATH as MARAT, MERAT, MORAT, MOWERT, MOWRAT, MURAT, MYROT, etc. Any help would be appreciated. John MAURATH


    January 2003: Seeking the burial place of Johanna SCHULER JACOB, wife of Jean Thiebault JACOB. After Jean died, Johanna came to America (Cincinnati, Ohio) with her children in the 1830's, and ended-up living with her daughter Josephine JACOB MAURATH, wife of Felix MAURATH. All moved to Ridge Prairie (now called O'Fallon), St.Clair County, Illinois in the mid-1830's; to St.Louis in 1841; to Millstadt area in 1864. She was not listed on the 1870 census with the family, and so probably died prior to that. She used her maiden name on records here in America, and the name had various spellings, SCHULER, SCHUELER, SCHULDER, etc. Her first name was also listed as Jeanne,Johanna, Hanna, Anna, etc. The family was Catholic, but St.James Catholic Church in Millstadt, claims they have no record of her death. Can't find a death or burial record for her anywhere. Does anyone have any suggestions? Her son Anton JACOB moved to Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois, and so it's possible that she died during a visit with him. A quick check showed no records there. Please contact John MAURATH
    January 2003:ROOS-GORDON, Carmelitta Seeking the birth parents of my great-grandmother, but I don't know what name to use for her. We know that she was adopted by the Valentin ROOS family, who settled in Millstadt, St.Clair County, Illinois in the 1830's. We know also, that she said she did not like the ROOS family because they were not nice to her and treated her like an indentured servant (maybe she was?). They called her Carmelitta, Carmelite, Carrie, Kalomita, etc. She was born 01 June 1876 in New York City, died 1928 in St.Louis, Missouri and was buried in Millstadt. She is listed with the ROOS family on the 1880 census for Millstadt as Carolina LORAN (hard to read), 4 years old, adopted, out of New York City. Since the ROOS family had been in Millstadt for over 40 years, we assume that my great-grandmother came to the area on an orphan train. I believe I've exhausted every possible avenue of research (even hired researchers), trying to find her origins in New York and St.Clair County, Illinois, with no luck and no leads. Dead end - brick wall. On some records obtained from St.Clair County, her maiden name was sometimes listed as GORDON and sometimes as JORDAN. So, we have 3 different maiden names for her: LORAN, JORDAN, GORDON. She died young at age 52 (her husband Louis MAURATH lived to be 97). If anyone out there has any other suggestions or ideas for me, to help find her birth parents and place of birth, I'd really appreciate it, and would be ever so thankful! John MAURATH
    January 2003: I have a photograph of an unknown relative with "Neff's, New Photographic Gallery, Belleville, Ill" printed on the back, c1840. When was this photographer in business? I also have a picture with the following on the back - "Scholten, No. 920 & 922 Olive Street, Corner 10th Street, St. Louis, Mo." Same question. Thanks in advance for any assistance. David Raith
    January 2003: Looking for the parents of my gggg grandfather, JOSEPH CLERMONT, who was b. ca 1743 in Kaskaskia, Randolph Co., Il and d. 1772 in Cahokia, St. Clair Co., Il. The marriage records for Cahokia show that another Joseph Clermont married there in 1754 to Susanne Baron. Does anyone know if this Joseph is the father of Joseph b. 1743? Obviously Susanne Baron can not be Joseph’s (b. 1743) mother, so perhaps this is a second marriage for the senior Joseph Clermont. Thanks for your help. Stewart Monroe
    January 2003: Trying to find all known Confederate veteran graves in Illinois, and to identify them with biographical and service information. The following are buried in St. Clair County: Marissa Cemetery, Marissa, IL:
    ARNOLD, Frank, Pvt., Army, Conf., b. 1845 KY, d. 21 Oct 1934, G 3, L 835, East Add, PHS (prob. TN Infantry)
    BARCAS, Jno. , Capt., Army, Conf.,
    COLLINS, Henry, Pvt., Army, Conf., b. 1839, d. 28 Dec 1913, G 1, L 392, South Add, PHS
    COLLOM, Richard N., 1 Sgt., Co. D, 63rd Regt TN Infantry (Fain's Regt., 74th TN Infantry), CSA, b. 21 Aug 1839, d. 28 Aug 1921, G 3, L 202, Orig., PHS
    ISGRIGG, Wm. J., Pvt., Co. B, 8th BN., MO Infantry, CSA, b. 8 Nov 1841, d. 2 Jul 1926, G 4, L 614, S 6, PHS Mt. Hope Cemetery, East St. Louis,
    BELL, Oliver Ninian, CSA, Pvt., 8th KY Cavalry, CSA, b. 15 Apr 1847 (KY), d. May 31, 1940.
    Please contact Gale Red or call (618) 622-8949.

    January 2003: I would like help with the McGuire family. Anny McGuire was issued a land patent in St. Clair Co. in 1840. I believe she was the mother of James Henry McGUIRE. Please can contact me to share information. C. Deutsch
    January 2003: Cleveland SMITH died April 30, 1933. He was my Grandmother's brother. Her name was Anna Belle Smith STEPHENS. I would like any information concerning their mother Lyde SANDERS Smith, father Harvey Smith, Blue Bend and Blue Bend Hole. Thank you, Janet Denton
    January 2003: George F. SCOTT died 1863 in Nashville TN. His son Charles Wesley Scott (my gggrandfather) is in the 1870 census, Lebanon, Illinois with family and a man named James Scott. Who is James and what is his relationship to Charles or George? Thank you in advance, J. Carpenter
    FebrUary 2003: Searching for descendants of Anna BUSACKER. I think she was married to a Johann or Ludwig BUSACKER. Anna & Johann (or Ludwig) are in the St. Clair County 1880 census, then seem to disappear. Lewis BUSACKER and Minnie EICHINGER BUSACKER were married May 15, 1881 and had a son, Lewis in 1883. Did this family live in St. Clair County? What happened to them after 1883? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Roseanne Brueggemann
    April 2003: Forrest W. Goodfellow died in East St.Louis, 1912. Lived on Veronica Avenue. Widow Margaret, age 62 in the 1930 census. Did son Forest G.Goodfellow, an attorney, and daughter Catherine Irene Goodfellow marry there or die in St. Clair? Julie Goodfellow
    April 2003: Looking for information on Martin KEHRER and Cecelia DUNNEWALD. Martin was born April 27, 1861 and died July of 1925. Cecelia died in 1898. Martin's second wife was Mary Breuggam (1882 - 12/17/1963). According to the information that I have, Martin had 6 children with Cecelia and 10 children with Mary. One of the first 6 was my wife's grandmother; we know nothing of the other 15 children. We have obtained Martin's lineage back several generations, but have no information on Cecelia. Any help would be very much appreciated. Stephen Crawford
    April 2003: Looking for TEMPLE families in St. Clair County, IL (1825- 1890) to determine connections to other Temples in Illinois during this time period. Most interested in Foster Temple (b. c 1810 who married Sophia Temple 1829 in St. Clair Co.), his descendants and other relatives who may have migrated into Illinois with him, or joined him. Is Sophia Temple's maiden name really Temple? Could she be Sophina Temple of Clermont County (b. 1809) and did she marry her cousin? Is Foster Temple the brother of Alexander Foster Temple, both sons of John Temple and Martha Foster, of Clermont Co., OH 1820?

    I am trying to identify all of the James Temples in Illinois to get them properly assigned to the right families. Who is James T. Temple b. about 1876? Who are Abe Temple b. about 1883 and Carlos Temple b. about 1890?

    My own Robert Clark Temple (1821-1900) family is in Pike County IL from 1854 to after 1880. Thanks. Terry in Chicago


    May 2003: Seeking city directory entry for James and Jessie Reardon, who lived in St. Clair county between 1910 and 1920. James was probably a blacksmith. Their children's names were Emma, Mary, James and Charles. Surnames: REARDON and COX. Marcia
    July 2003: Seek information and descendants of a Preston UTLEY b. 1807 in Mercer Co., KY and lived in Lebanon, IL 1856. He married a Nancy (?), probably in KY. Preston is a brother of my 2Great Grandfather, James Davis Utley. Thanks, Linda
    July 2003: Looking for any information on the BROWN side of the family, particularly on George Curtiss Brown b: 1892 in Texas, d: 1931 or 1932 in Millstadt, Illinois. He married Rose Maurath b: 1896 in Illionis, d: May 1967 in Bellville, Illionis, buried in Millstadt, Illionis. He had one brother, Ernie, and two sisters, Pearl and Dollie. Ernie married Mollie ______. Pearl married Benjamen Womac. Dollie married Daniel Davis. Liz
    July 2003: Looking for Charles ACKLES and Mahala ENNIS who were married by Squire LeCroy, 1839 in St Clair Co., Illinois. Charles was born in Monroe Cty, Ill. and Mahala was born in North Carolina - both in 1819. Mahala was full Cherokee. These people are my gggrandparents. Thanks.Cheryle Hoover Davis
    July 2003: I am looking for the family of Villa Rule. Her mother was Cora Sinnard. I don't know if Villa's last name was Sinnard or Fitzgerald as her mother was married 3 times. Cora died in Christian Co., Illinois in 1949 and her obit stated that she was survived by a daughter Villa Rule, (Vella) in East St. Louis, Illinois. Thanks Sharon Tate
    July 2003: I am looking for Wilhelm Hermann from Rheinhausen Born 1836. I am looking for his birth record & parents or siblings. I know he was married in St. Clair Co. in 1858 to Susan Juenger and died in Darmstadt Illinois in 1872. I am looking for records in Rheinhausen. Does anyone know how I would go about this? Thank You Joyce
    August 2003: Seek descendants, direct or collateral, of these people known to have lived in the Gustave Koerner home on Mascoutah Avenue, Belleville, Illinois, 1860 - 1896: Josephine Voelker Hodgkins (adopted daughter), Mina Heimberger, Emma Seifert, Louise W. Pustmueller, Mary Heinmann, Mary Neubauer, Emma Neubauer, Otto Engelmann, and Augusta Koerner Rombauer. Also descendants or relatives of these subsequent owners of the home: Wilhelmina and Irwin Wehmeyer, Max Gundlach and wife Elsie, Edwin and Charlotte Heidelberg, and William Winkelmann. The Koerner home is being renovated and photos of the home's interior (even if in the background), or letters by the people above which describe the home, are being sought. Please contact St. Clair County Historical Society - Koerner Home, 701 E. Washington St., Belleville, IL 62220.
    October 2003: I am looking for information on FW (Fielding) Alexander. Who died April 25, 1946 Bellville, St Clair Co., Illinois. If he had died in an epedimic such as flu. Would there be a list somewhere of the people who died at that time?? We can not find a cemetery record. Any help appreciated. Ester Webster.
    November 2003: My husband's grandfather's name was Walter August RACHAS born in Lithuania abt. 1883; his grandmother was Anna Marie (STARINSKI) RACHAS born in Lithuania abt 1886. I know that the family came to America before 1916, lived in Fairmont City, St. Clair County, Illinois, had many children. Walter worked at the American Zinc Company for many years until an accident caused his retirement. He passed away 1952, and Anna in 1977. I would so love to make connect with anyone on this family. Thank you. Beth (Knappenberger) Rachas
    November 2003: Seeking any information of the family of Margaretta SMITH who married Ira S. DAY April of 1845 "near Belleville", performed by Isaac MITCHELL, M.G.. Margaretta was under 18 when married, so her father John SMITH gave his permission for the marriage. Margaretta's brother William was born 1829-1835. In the 1880 census Margaret's father is shown as born New York, her mother born Kentucky. Need religious affiliation of the minister and if there is possibility that Smith could have originally been SCHMIDT. Please email Joan Huot in Lowell, Ma Thanks in advance for any help.
    November 2003: Looking for any relatives of Anderson Nicholson Beeson born 1850 in NC died Sept 26, 1931, buried Mt. Hope Cemetery, son of Wyatt and Rebecca Beeson. Anderson married Mary Wright Aug 7, 1869 in St. Clair County. Was living in 2nd Ward, Belleville, St. Clair, Illinois in 1880 census. Had 5 children at that time William, Albert, Henry, Anna and Abraham Lincoln. He was my greatgrandmother's brother. Kathy Kracht
    Updated March 2011, revised 7 Feb 2007. Posts with broken e-mail addresses, or no response after at least two inquiries, were removed October 2002 and July 2005.