Queries for St. Clair County, Illinois
From January 2004 until December 2010

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Jan 2004: Seek information on the following soldiers to establish an memorial plaque for them near the place they are killed in Belgium on 12 September 1944. Sgt Earl E. SCHOENHOFEN, member of 41st Armd Inf Rgt (2nd Armd Div) KIA 12 Sept 1944 in Belgium [his remains are presently buried in Belgium at the ABMC overseas WWII Cemetery near Liege (plot C, row 22, grave 16)]; and Pvt Richard E. DALEY, member 120th Inf Rgt (30th Inf Div) KIA 12 Sept 1944 in Belgium. Remains Pvt Daley are buried back home in the USA (area St. Clair County, IL ?). Reply to Arno Lasoe , September 1944 straat 5, 6418 AV Heerlen, The Netherlands.
Jan 2004: Looking for information about the families; James Nimerick or Nimrick, and George Stealey. James Nimerick went to college at McKinley College. He married Elizabeth Glass from St. Clair County. Evidently they left St. Clair Co. about 1860 or 1865. Tim Force
Jan 2004: Am looking for the birth and death dates of Florence SINK, b. approx. 1905 in Belleveille, St. Clair. Her parents were Henry John SINK and Frieda Ricka EVANS. Florence died as a child, approx. 1 year after her death. Can you help me please. Thank you. Gayle Navarre in Kanab, UT
Feb 2004: I am looking for descendants of Willetta Bridges Naumann, born January 24, 1912 and died May 24, 1990 in Caseyville, St. Clair Co., Ill. Need an obit. She was a cousin to my mother, May Bridges Self. I would appreciate any information. Thanks Sharon Self Uding
Feb 2004: Andreas JACOBI of Brilon, Germany is seeking help to learn more about his ancestors listed below. The family probably immigrated in 1860s. This family lived in Millstadt St. Clair County, Illinois. Johann JACOBI m. Catherine PEISCH, they had two sons, Albert and George JACOBI. Millstadt Enterprise Obit Index for 1897 - 1949 lists 12 JACOBIS and the family in question. Catherine nee PEISCH b. 1826 - d. 1 Feb 1907; Albert d. 3 Mar 1922; Johann appears to go by Anton d. 19 Jan 1923; George JACOBI d. 18 Sept 1941. Please contact me if you are related or have information on the families above. I have Andreas' mailing address. Bonnie nee Jacobi Grimmius
Feb 2004: TOUCHETTE and TOUPENOT: Louis Touchette married Mary Louisa Toupenot on Mar 29, 1863. The marriage was recorded in St. Clair County. The two family names show up in the E. St. Lewis area, but not Louis and Mary Louisa. Where did they go? Claudie
Feb 2004: George H. Brown b: 1873, d: bef. 1940 in Il. He married Ida M. Sparks (b: 1872) on July 3,1889 Madison Co. Il. The last known place he lived was in Granite City, Il, possible Poage, Il. They had four children, one, George C., being born in Texas in 1892, the other three, Ernie b: 1895, Dolly b: 1900, and Pearl b: 1905, were born in Il. After George died, Ida remarried, to a ? Lewis, they had at least two children. They were twins, Merl and Earl. I am at a loss for finding any information on George H. Brown or Ida M. Sparks or the Lewis family. Any information would be of great help. Thanks. Liz Hubble
Mar 2004: Looking for info on descendants of Charles Spier/Speer/Spear, b Conway Co Arkansas 1897; married Cleta? Settled in St Clair Co about 1930, had 5 or more sons some may still be living. Charles is my mothers first cousin and WWI vet. He d either 1963 or 1983. Al Bailey
Mar 2004: I am researching the Louis Lee Smith family of East St Louis. Louis was born in St Clair Co. 1896 and so should be in the 1900 and 1910 as a child. But i have no parent name to search. Would appreciate any help either by locating him in census or birth cert. I believe he married Amy Mitchell circa 1919....their oldest child, Harold, was born in 1920; other children: Jenice, Donald, Eugene, and Russel Clayton. I have them the in 1930 census but would like to locate Louis Lee Smith prior to this in his parents home 1900 and 1910 (trying to identify this generation). Brian Guder
Mar 2004: Looking for info on 22nd Engineers of World War One and their connection with St. Clair County. My stepgrandfather, Paul Lemeshawsky(aka Lemesh) enlisted in the US Army in East St. Louis, St. Clair County in 1917 and was shipped to France in 1918. Need some help with his WW 1 draft card lookup to see if one exists for the State of Illinois. He arrived in USA in 11/1909 from Byleorussia. David Loguda
May 2004: I am the historian for the George and Josephine Baldus family. I would like to hear from those connected to this family. Associated family names include Hueckel, Vogeli, Schultheiss/Schulthaes, Eversman, Kombrink, Mueller, Hoffman and more. Conni Mitchell Braun
May 2004: DUNGEY/DUNGY. Several members of the Dungy/Dungey family came to the St. Louis area from Williamson Co., in Southern IL. A Herman Ray Dungey is on the 1944 St. Louis Post Obituary List. This is very likely my grandmother's brother, who "went to St. Louis and became a barber," but would like to know if he had a wife or children. A Francis H. Dungey listed at the same site died 1898. Wish to correspond with anyone with Dungey/Dungy connections. Thanks, Jacquie
May 2004: I am beginning to research my Helfrich-Truttmann-Weygandt families and wish to correspond with other researchers of these lines. Linda Novasel
May 2004: Looking for info on family Helbrueck, Hellbrueck who came to East St Louis/St Louis circa 1867 from Saarbrucken Germany; particularly Theodor Helbrueck married _______ Sester and Fredricka m John Baptist Huter (Hutter, Hooter). Walt Morrow
May 2004: My Greatgrandfather, Richard McLeod, married Lily Gelly and together had six children: Stella, Ellen, Della, Viola, Robert & Richard. Della was my Grandmother and married Clarence E. Scott. Need info to go back further on the elder Richard, born 1869 in Illinois and lived in Mascoutah Twp, 1899-1910/1920? Please e-mail me at Merry.Thank you.
May 2004: My Cooper ancestors, John H. Cooper and wife, Victoria (Cramer) Cooper, settled in East St. Louis, IL about 1883. John was an engineer for one of the railroad companies. In the 1930 IL. Census, Victoria, age 85, was living with her daughter, Lillian Cooper Owens, in Caseyville. According to Victoria Cooper’s death certificate, she passed away June 17, 1930 and is buried in the Caseyville Cemetery, Caseyville, IL.

John and Victoria Cooper’s children were: William F., Benjamin W., George W. born 1863, Mary L., Richard H., Edger S., Virginia, and Lillian M.. Lillian born 1877 in WV, married Benjamin F. Owens. In 1930 lived at 3304 Caseyville Ave., Caseyville, IL. Their children: Charles W. Owens born 1909 IL, Victoria M. Owens born 1912 IL, and John Cooper born 1879 in WV, died Dec 25, 1951 Madison County, IL, buried St. Clair Memorial, East St. Clair Co., IL. Would like to correspond with others who have information on this family. Edith Cooper Shaver


May 2004: I am looking for 4 different families. The 1st is the SARLOUIS family (Mathias, Margaret, Peter, Margaret, Mary Elizabeth, Andrew, Christopher, William, John and Mathias). They came from Pennsylvania about 1859. The next family is the BENNETT family (Elijah Seabury, William Henry Harrison, Josephine Byron). I think they all lived in St. Clair County all of their lives. The next family is the MOORE family (William, Shildes, Risdon, Atlas, Smyth, Daniel Tree, Josephine). I think William and Shildes came from Wales? They moved to Illinois from Maryland. And the last family is EMGE (Peter, Mary Elizabeth, Margaret, Jacob, Andrew, William). They came from Pennsylvania with the Sarlouis family.Thanks, Chris Hall
July 2004: I am looking for information regarding the VICTOR family who lived in St. Clair, Caseyville around 1880. Thomas Victor (sometimes seen as VITTOR) born 1830 England, wife Grace (FRIGGENS), sons John born 1867, and Bernard born 1870 possibly New York (sometimes seen as Burnette), Thomas and Grace died around 1890-1897 and are buried somewhere in Caseyville. Cemetery was not named in their obits. Census lists Thomas and John as working in the Coal mines. I would like to know how many coal mines there were in Caseyville? Also what if any school these boys may have attended in that time period? I know that John married a Julia HENRY and ended up in Chicago. I don't know for sure where Bernard or Burnette ended up. There is a Bernard and Ella in Champaign IL later on. Not sure if that is him. Thanks, Sally Havens
July 2004: I am trying to find any data on Margaret Thompson who died abt 1851, in Belleville, Scottish by birth. She emigrated as a widow with three sons and one daughter. We know that one son was James M. Thompson, who lived and died in Missouri (St. Louis area). We want to know about his mother and siblings.

SOURCE-SPOUSE-IMMIGRATION-CHILDREN-DEATH DATE AND PLACE:
William L. Thomas; History of St. Louis County Missouri; Vol. II; pp 303-4.
James Thompson. One of the older residents of St. Ferdinand township, who has the additional distinction of having been a member of the board of school directors in his district for over forty years, is James Thompson, who for nearly half a century has been running a threshing machine in St. Louis county. He is a Scotchman, his birth having occurred in Glasgow in 1843. His parents were Robert and Margaret Thompson, the father having passed away in the land of his nativity in 1847. The mother, accompanied by three sons and one daughter, emigrated to the United States in 1845, coming directly to St. Louis. Her death occurred six years later in Belleville, Illinois. Thank you, Marilyn and Dan Devaney, Hawaii


July 2004: Looking for my GGGrandparents, Kilian and Saline (Unknown Maiden) FRITSCH. They had 2 sons, Kilian (my GGrandfather 24 Oct 1881 - January 1964) and Romeo (or Romy). They lived in East St. Louis and began a bakery. My GGGrandfather, Kilian died around 1913 and Saline died in an accident in St Louis maybe around 1893 both according to my Grandmother who is 94. I would like their dates of birth and death, marriage date if at all possible. THANKS!! Joan
July 2004: My paternal grandparents: Joseph STOCKER (born Belleville, Illinois May 11, 1885), married Amanda Alwina BASSLER (born Belleville October 11, 1886). They later moved to St. Louis, Missouri. Joseph died January 24, 1918, Amanda Died January 25, 1946. Thank you for any help you can provide. Cheryl
July 2004: I would like to identify the ancestors of WILLIAM HENDRIX (HENDRICKS) born 1813 in Illinois, and AMANDA JANE LITTLE (LITTEL), born 24 April, 1817 in either St. Clair County, Illinois or in Kentucky. They married 5 February, 1839 in St. Clair. AMANDA's parents were HENRY and ELIZABETH LITTLE (LITTEL)-- other details sketchy.

Francis (Frank) Marion HENDRIX, born 1 March 1856 near Renault, Illinois, son of WILLIAM and AMANDA, is my great-grandfather. Other children of WILLIAM and AMANDA include: Henry Clay, James Sylvester, Lucinda, Elizabeth, Jane, John Adams, Commodore William Walter, and Edward Monroe (all HENDRIX).

Siblings of William's and Amanda's, any probate or other records concerning them, and especially parents of William are needed. Willing to share information with other HENDRIX and LITTLE researchers. Surname variations also include: HEINRICH - HENRICKS. It is possible that WILLIAM's father was a JOHN HENDRIX(CKS) (HEINRICH), married to a MARY ? and it is also possible that our JOHN HENDRICKS was the son of PETER HEINRICH from Bourbon County, Kentucky. Please contact Thomas Hendrix


July 2004: BRACKET/BRACKETT-BOWEN/BOWER-PEER. I am searching for information on my ancestor Sarah Ann BRACKET(T), her parents, and any siblings. Sarah was born in Belleville, St. Clair Co., IL in Jul 1827. She married 1st) Billingsly/Billings BOWEN (BOWER) (b. Ohio), in Scott Co. on 27 Jan 1848. She married 2nd) John PEER (b. Virginia), in Pike Co. on 8 Mar 1859. They lived in both Adams and Pike Counties. She died Dec 1906 in Perry, Pike Co., IL. She had 3 known children with BOWEN and then 5 with PEER. As a widow in the 1880 Census, her parents were listed as born in Ohio. Please contact Amelia Reimer-Davisson
Sep 2004: I am interested in any information about EMMERICHs in St. Clair County, especially Charles Lewis EMMERICH, my great-grandfather. He was a county commissioner and associate justice of the county court in the mid-ninteenth century. He was born in Germany and immigrated to the U.S. about 1834. I have a copy of his death announcement (Todes Anzeige) in which his name was spelled in German as Karl (Nov 8, 1812 - May 28, 1885). Please contact me, thank you, Paul Emmerich, or postal mail me at 3015 Westridge Dr., Blair, NE 68008, or phone 402-426-2270
Sep 2004: Looking for Martha (Mattie) COX McKOWN, b. 1878 in TN, married [blank] McKown after 1900 in TN; daughter Elizabeth b. circa 1905 in TN. Both appear in East St. Louis, IL in 1920 & 1930 census records. Jane Cox
Sep 2004: Elnora McELROY married Donald A. STRAUB from Broseley, Missouri in the late 1940's after he was discharged from the US Army. They lived in St. Clair County, Belleville, I believe. They had a daughter named Donna. Elnora died sometime in 1952-53. She had remarried and the child was adopted by the stepfather. I am trying to locate the daughter. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Dorothy Straub
Sep 2004: I am looking for information on my paternal grandparents: Joseph STOCKER, b. Belleville, Illinois, May 11, 1885. He married Amanda Alwina BASSLER, b. Bellville, Illinois, October 11, 1886. They later moved to St. Louis, Missouri. Joseph died January 24, 1918; Amanda died January 25, 1946. Thank you. Cheryl McIntosh
Dec 2004: Searching for information on the Edgar Harrison CALLAHAN family who lived in E. St. Louis. Edgar was born 1887 and married Lucy Mae COMPTON (where?). His father was William CALLAHAN, born when/where? Thanks so much, Janice Callahan
Feb 2005: I am a direct descendent of John EIMER. John's brother Simon started a brewery in Belleville. Anyone researching the Eimers please email me, Bill Trelc.
Feb 2005: Seeking information on the DOBSON/DOPSON family that lived and farmed in St Clair Co., East St Louis P.O. as recorded in the 1870 census: Father Elias(b 1819, MO), wife Louisa (nee CROSS) b 1819, TN and children: William Jefferson, b 1850, MO; Jeremiah, b 1851, MO; John N, b 1855, MO and my grandfather Frank Albert, b 1858, MO. Elias died 1870–1890, probably in St. Clair County, Illinois. Louisa died in 1895, buried in St. Louis, MO. Jeremiah documented in St Louis in 1890 and 1915. Frank A raised his family in St. Louis and died 1914. No other records for John N have turned up. Seeking info on burial site of Elias Dobson. Any help on this family would be greatly appreciated. josephd96@aol.com.
Feb 2005: Seek birth, death, and burial place of Carl Nan Parker, a/k/s Carlo Gubernati, born 1900 in N.Y. City to Albert (or Albnio) and Angela Gubernati. Orphaned at age 4, Carlo ran away from home as a teenager and changed his name to Parker. He was wounded in WWI (is his draft card name Parker?), married 1) Elva Beall (children: Carl Jr. Marion, Donald and Raymond); m2) Francis (surname unknown). He was Chief of Police of Washington Park, St.Clair County. Mae Feinberg.
Apr 2005: Seek verification Joseph CARR, Henry CARR, and Leonard CARR are brothers, plus documentation verifying all children for these men. Author Edson I. Carr shows Joseph and Leonard Carr as brothers, but Henry is not mentioned. The book: The Carr family records. Embacing [sic] the record of the first families who settled in America and their descendants, with many branches who came to this country at a later date, (Rockton, Ill., Herald printing house, 1894).

Joseph Carr (b 21 Mar 1752 VA d 6 Mar 1817 Turkey Hill, St Clair, Illinois) married __________. His children and their spouses were Jacob Carr m Nancy Cox; Hannah Carr m Jacob Short moved to Morgan Co, IL; Abner Carr m 1) Katherine Phillips, m2) Abigail Mars Moyer-Westbrook, m3) Nora Hammonds; Conrad Carr m Margaret Phillips; Clarissa Mary Carr m James Garretson; Henry C Carr m Mary "Polly" Arnett; and Phoebe Carr m Dorsey Wilderman.

Henry Carr (b 1758 VA d 1834 New Design, St Clair, Illinois) (Sketchy info) married ___________. Need confirmation the following were his children (were there more?): John H Carr m1) Elizabeth Clark, m2) Margaret Parker; Elijah Carr; William Carr; Elizabeth Carr m Simeon Farrell; Martha Ann Carr m Joseph Dupuy; Sarah "Sally" Carr m Absalom Miller; and James Carr m Eliza Rittenhouse.

Leonard Carr (b 4 Jun 1771 VA d Apr 1854 Monroe Co, Illinois) m __________. Some of his children were Jeremiah Carr m Levinia Shephard; Rebecca Carr m James Gilmore; John Carr m Anna Sheppard; Silas Carr m Delilah Sharp; William Carr m1) ___ Wiggins, m2) Clara Wilson; Mary Carr m Samuel Parker; Eliza Carr m William Simpson; Samuel Carr m Harriet L (Armstrong). Jeff Carr in TX.


Apr 2005: Seek information and descendants of Donna Marie STRAUB (b 1953-55), daughter of Donald and Lenora or Elnora (born McIlroy ) Straub of Belleville. This couple probably divorced and Lenora may have remarried - she died before 1956. Donald was a WWII vet from Poplar Bluff, Mo and is believed to have worked in East St. Louis in the 1950s. Dorothy.
Apr 2005: Would like information on the following: ALTMEYER, Adam ca. 1880–1950, East St. Louis, worked for one of the railroads. Wife, Mary Ann DAULLEY d. 1928, buried Mt. Carmel, Belleville.

MONTGOMERY, William b 1819, Ohio, m Matilda Jane Smith 1851 in St. Louis, son Gustavus Thornton Montgomery b April 1866 listed in 1870 census living with Amelia Thornton and her son John Thornton in East St. Louis. William was a constable in Waterloo, Monroe County in 1860 census living with wife Matilda, son John and daughter Martha – in the 1870 census in East St. Louis the daughter is no longer listed. Marilyn.


Apr 2005: I am searching for the death of Anastasia RINEY who was listed in the obit of her husband Evaristus Riney Nov. 1946 in St Clair Co, IL. Also seek information on Margaret Buford and Mrs. Emmette Davis, both of East St. Louis (1946), daughters of Evaristus. Pat Webber.
Apr 2005: Seek information on my BUESSE family, particularly Louise Otto Buesse BUHS who lived in E. St. Louis, and her children George Buesse, Peter Buesse or Elizabeth. Thanks. Sonia Kerin, Reno, NV.
Apr 2005: Seek original surname for my great-grandfather Nicholas CLARO who emigrated from the Phillipines to East St. Louis, after which the surname changed to Claro. Nicholas, his wife Anna, and their children are on the 1930 census, East St. Louis, Enumeration District 66. One of his children was Alfonso Claro (my grandfather) who married Mary Helen Johnson Staphanik. They had a son Nicholas Claro (my father). Thanks Mary K. Claro.
Apr 2005: I am searching for descendants of Leopold TROST, b. Kappelrodeck, BADEN, 1833, to Petrus TROST and Magdalena FOLLERT. Leopold married 1) Amalia SONNTAG, born Baden-Baden, 1840. Her mother's maiden name was either VOGEL or NAGEL (hard to read). Amalia died in 1869 in Belleville, leaving one child, my maternal great-grandmother, Amalia Johanna TROST, b. 1859 in Baden. Leopold subsequently married 2) Maria Eva Ernst, with whom he had several children: Gretchen, b. 1870, who married Anton Joseph HORN; Bertha, b. 1872, who married John Pilger; Amalia, b. 1878, who married Horris Soey; and Willie, b. 1873, who married Mary. Leopold subsequently married Louise VAN DER HYDE, and then Eva GRONE. Leopold spent the last years of his life first in the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' home and then in the Soldiers and Sailors' Home in Dayton, Ohio. I would be happy to share information with anyone else who might be interested in these people. Jane H. Brown, Pearland, TX researching Trost, Letter, Hemmer, Wuerts/Wuertz/ Wilson, among others, in St. Clair Co.
July 2005: Surnames: GILBREATH, HIGGINS, THOMPSON, GRIMSHAW, MOORE

Seeking further family information on 2 sisters, Elizabeth A. GILBREATH, and Margaret A. GILBREATH (need vital statistics on parents & sisters & brothers). They lived in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio in the 1850 census and moved to Keokuk, Iowa by 1856. There is a strong possibly that they connected to the surnames BURKE, MURDOCK, McHEAY or McHAY or McKAY.

William T. HIGGINS & Elizabeth A. GILBREATH had 4 children, one with a St. Clair County, Illinois connection: 1) William Henry HIGGINS born June 28, 1850 in Cincinnati, Ohio, married Louisa Elizabeth RECKSIECK in Quincy Adams Co. IL. They lived in Quincy, IL and also St. Louis County, Missouri. William died July 8, 1890 in Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois. They had 2 sons Albert "Bert" T. & Henry "Roy" HIGGINS. 2) Mary Jennie (HIGGINS) GRIMSHAW, 3) Cora Bell (HIGGINS) MOORE, and 4) Charles E. HIGGINS

Elizabeth A. (Gilbreath) HIGGINS' sister, Margaret A. GILBREATH, was born abt. 1830 in Ohio and died May 19, 1922 in Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa. She never married, was one of the early school teacher's at the Torrence school in Keokuk, raised at least 2 of her sister, Elizabeth's children, William H. & Cora Bell. If any of this sounds familiar please respond, Thank you Judi Gilker


July 2005: Wanted: Photocopies or e-mails of old pictures of the town of Mascoutah or its businesses. Please contact Lisa J. Bumpus
July 2005: Looking for Archibald COULTON & Celestia L. POST. I have their marriage. They had the following children: Martha Ellen b 1861, and Ann b 1866. I don't know Archibald or Celesitia's birth or death dates and have not been able find them in census. Thanks, Debbe
July 2005: Seek info on John GOCHEE and Annie CARROLL, married in St. Clair County 10 July 1883. Need parents and siblings of John. Thanks, Arlene Gochee
Sept 2005: Maggie SINN is reported to have married Philipp JUENGEL (born 1868) in 1898 in St. Clair Co., IL. Any additional info on her/him? Info to juergen.juengel@t-online.de
Sept 2005: Information wanted on the death of Conrad Henry SCHUSTER alais Henry or Hy Schuster who died Oct 28, 1903 in an E. St Louis Railroad accident; resident of St. Louis MO. Any infor would be appreciated, contact Virginia Anderson
Sept 2005: Looking for information on George Gale ROLSTON (Sr.) and Goldie, his second wife. He was a member of the Belleville, Ill. Baptist Church. George died December 01, 1963 and funeral services were conducted at Millstadt, Ill.. I suspect he was buried nearby. If you have any information, please reply directly to Gordon R. Rolston Kissimmee, FL
Nov 2005:My research suggests that there were three (3) brothers born around 1780 in South Carolina. They were named: Anderson McNEIL, Edward McNEIL and Abel McNEIL. The spelling of the surname varies. Their mother was Rebecca Anderson McNeil. After their fathers death, she remarried first a Cochran and then a Fuller. The order of birth for the brothers is not certain. Two, Edward and Anderson migrated in early 1800's to Tennessee. Abel is thought to have gone to Illinois. There was an Abel in the St Clair Co, Il Census listed as head of household and he was between 16 and 45 years of age. I would like to correspond with anyone about Abel. Alan R Williams
Jan 2006: CRAIN, LANEY, MCBRIDE, WALKER: We are looking for information on Maria Virginia (WALKER) McBRIDE CRAIN. She was born in St Clair Co., Illinois in 1858, moved to Washington Co., IL when her mother, Mary A. married James R. Laney. She had one full sister, Mary Walker, one half-brother, Andrew LANEY, and one half-sister Louisa LANEY. She married Andrew McBRIDE on 29 Oct 1874 in Washington Co., Illinois. He died bef 1880. She married Edward F or P CRAIN on 19 Jan 1881 in Washington Co., IL.

Maria Virginia "Jennie" and Andrew McBride had one daughter, Julia, born about 1875. Andrew McBride is the youngest brother of my great grandmother, Elizabeth (McBride) Crain. Julia is his only child. Any info on the members of this family would be appreciated. C. W. Swearingin


Jan 2006: My gggrnadfather William J. MONTGOMERY was born in Ohio, 1819 and first appears in US Census at age 31 in Centerville, laborer and single. February 25, 1851, he married Matilda Jane SMITH of Ohio in St. Louis at Mound Methodist E. Church South by K. Douglas.

They settled in Waterloo, Monroe Co., Illinois, where William was a constable. Two (2) children were born to the MONTGOMERYs by 1860: John William, b August 10, 1853 and Martha, ca 1857. 1870 Census shows William and Matilda living in East St. Louis with son John MONTGOMERY; Martha does not appear and may have died; daughter Catherine Montgomery (b ca 1862); and son, Gustavus Thornton Montgomery (b April 4, 1867, my g-grandfather, reportedly b Missouri); all in the household of Amelia/Amalia THORNTON and her son John.

After 1870 I cannot find William or Matilda in any Census. Thats all the documentation I've been able to find. Family oral history claims that William was in Streator, LaSalle Co., Illinois as Marshal and Justice of the Peace. Unconfirmed. Any Help will be greatly appreciated! Joyce Uselton


Jan 2006: Would like any information on a Harvey OELRICH, who composed political cartoons for the Belleville News Democrat in the 1950's and 1960's. Thank you. Tina McPeak at Promopartners.com
Jan 2006: I am looking for any information about the parents of Charles JACOB. Charles was born 4/9/1880 and married Josephine DAMMERICH. I would appreciate any assistance. Thanks in advance. Brian Herbert
Jan 2006: I am seeking information on the HANKS family that apparetly lived in Dupo, IL long enough for my father to have been born there June 3, 1910. Father's name was Orrie, mother was Mary Etta. Working on the father's line. Any additional information would be helpful.dhanks
Jan 2006: Looking for information about Henry & Catherine LANG who owned land in the 1840s in the Town of Tomorawa [between New Athens (St. Clair Co.) and Hecker (Monroe Co.)]. I am trying to locate a Henry & Catherine [SCHEURICH] LANG family who lived in Illinois from about 1837 to about 1845. They had several children in Illinois (according to Federal and Iowa State Censuses) before moving to Dubuque County, Iowa. More information about this family can be found in the “Lang Family History” at my website (in my signature). http://www.uwsp.edu/psych/dk/danielpg.htm; Daniel J. Kortenkamp
Jul 2006: KOPP, Christian and Christiana 1870 and 1880 census Millstadt, St. Clair Co., IL

Christian (59), his wife, Christiana (49), and his family, William (15), John (12), George (10), Louis (8) and Christiana (4), appear in the 1870 census as living in Millstadt. The 1880 census shows William a servant with a Stemmley family; John and Louis with Henrietta Kopp, as step-sons. I don't find Christiana. George, aka Otto George, relocated to Labadie, Franklin Co., MO. I am assuming the parents have died but need online burial index or a cemetery lookup to confirm their deaths. Judy Kreftmeyer Broch


Jul 2006: Searching for marriage of a Thomas WAKEFIELD to Polly Ann MOORE, Nov 24, 1842. I am not sure this is my Polly (gggrandmother) and would like to know what information is on the marriage records, or how to prove she is my Polly. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Kathy Snead
Jul 2006: I am looking for information on the SWITZER families that lived in Madison and St Clair Counties from 1820-1870. I co-ordinate a DNA project for the Swisher/Switzer surnames at Relative Genetics & FamilytreeDNA. More info at the correct DNA project pages (there are several). Paul Pettit
Jul 2006: Wish to reestablish contact DOUGHERTY cousins. My Father was Thomas J. DOUGHERTY, owner of the Park and Weis Hotels, 133 N 3rd St. (1960s). His brother Leo was a politician during the late 50s. Leo's son Donald passed away. Uncle Leo also had a daughter Marie. Thanks so much for any information you could give me. Sincerely Joan (Chicago Ill.)
Jul 2006: HINDERLITE: Would love contact with any descendants and exchange of information on James Hinderlite. He married Alta Jane MADEWELL, 30 July 1863 in St. Louis, Mo. Both were residents of St. Clair County per the application. Alta Jane Madewell lived with Joseph Addison COX and wife Mary Madewell Cox and is listed on the 1850 (Washington County) and 1860 (St. Clair County) US census in Illinois. James was born in Illinois and Alta Jane was born in Tennessee. Barbara Harvey
Jul 2006: I am looking for information regarding Paul Raymond BRUNNER, born 11 Aug 1898 in state of Washington. Died 14 Apr 1914 while living with his father, Alfred Brunner in East St. Louis, IL. Paul Raymond Brunner was buried in Greenwood Cemetery. I am trying to locate the Greenwood Cemetery - closest I could find was in Caseyville Twp., St. Clair County, IL. Any help in locating the cemetery,and information regarding burial of Paul R. Brunner will be greatly appreciated. Virginia M. Ruth
Jul 2006: Looking for parents of my grandfather, Martin ALLEN, born circa 1837-39 near Lebanon, St Clair Co. Married 1) Sarah DUNCAN, 7 Jun 1856 in Lebanon. Married 2) Belle Dora Cox, 9 Aug 1877 in Salem, Marion Co. Martin enlisted twice in the Civil War and served in H Company, 5th Cavalry, Illinois Volunteers, and in H Company, Marine Regt, US Volunteers. Discharged 24 Jan 1865. Died in Kinmundy, Marion Co. 11 Jul 1910. Any info will be greatly appreciated. H. Robert George, P.O. Box 173, Oden, MI 49764. (231)347-1737
Jul 2006: Looking for a marriage in St. Clair County between 1900 - 1930 for Unknown WILLIAMS to Mary J. LEMONS. In 1900 Mary was listed in the home of her son-in-law Martin ZIMMER as Mary J. Lemons. Im 1930 she was in his home as Mary J. Williams.

Also seek information on the family of Martin and Laura Belle Lemons ZIMMER. Laura died January 12, 1934, East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Illinois. Thank You, Norman Davis


Jul 2006: Searching for the parents of Rebecca HALL born.16 Mar. 1832, in Lebanon, St. Clair County. She married Benajah M. COX, date and place in question. Children: Robert W.F. Cox b. (born) 1860; Martha J., b. 1862; Anna L. b. 1863; and Harriet F. b. 1864, all born Illinois (years approximate). Ed Orr
Jul 2006: I am looking for information about Bratton Pharmacy in E. St. Louis in the late 1940-1950’s? Edgar Bratton was the pharmacist. Mary Shaffer
Jul 2006: Researching BEHRMAN families. Cedric Nold, Kirkwood.
Feb 2007: The WEIBLE family were prominent people in the 1880’s; involved in the public schools, singing club and local politics. They were related to the WEIBLEs in neighboring Monroe County. Does anyone have any background info on them such as where they lived before Belleville and Columbia, IL? Looking specifically for Crescentia's birthplace. Ruth
Feb 2007: McDOWELL, HOBIN, McHALE Looking for info on General Jackson McDowell (born 1857 KY– died 1900-1910) married Anna Hobin (b. 1863 KY – d. 1937 MO), buried East St Louis Cemetery. Their son Fred D McDowell (b. 1884 IN– d. bef 1930), buried at East St Louis Cemetery, married Vesta McHale 1888 in Illinois. What is specific death date for the General, seek historical information on this family. Willing to exchange info. Sharissa Rogers
Feb 2007: Seek correspondence with descendants of the Lottie PEARSON family found in the 1930 census. Lottie is head of house age 37, her spouse Samuel Pearson is not in the household for this census. Her children: 1. Thomas Pearson age 19; 2. Samuel Pearson, 18; 3. Frank Pearson, 16; 4. Lester Pearson, 14; 5. Edw[a]rd, 11. Also in household Margaret Pearson age 18 and Earl Pearson age 71/2 . I am related to Samuel's brother, John Jefferson Pearson (my gg grandfather). Thanks. Deann Pearson
Feb 2007: Searching for William E. MYERS born 1866 Montgomery, IL and Nellie HENDERSON MYERS born 1866 Jersy, IL; married 26 Dec 1886 Montgomery, IL. Second child Iva Fay born 18 Aug 1889 in Montgomery. 1900 census they were in Jacksonville, Morgan, IL with Iva Fay and a son Jalord born Dec. 1894. By 1910 they were living in Ward 5 East St. Louis, St. Clair, IL with two children a son about 9 (name unreadable) and a daughter Orema C. 6. The census show they had 6 children with 4 living. 1920 they were in Ward 6 of East St. Louis with dau. Orema. By 1930 still in East St. Louis, William had married an Emma 3 years prior. The death register for East St. Louis shows Nellie Medora Myers died 17 July 1923. Does anyone know what Cemetery she is buried in and if William is also buried there? Thank you for any help on this family. Beryl S. Poteat
Feb 2007: My Greatgrandfather, Richard McLEOD, married Lily GELLY. Together they had six children: Stella, Ellen, Della, Viola, Robert, and Richard. Della was my Grandmother and married Clarence E. SCOTT. Need info to go back further on the elder Richard, born 1869 in Illinois and lived in Mascoutah Twp, 1899-1910/1920? Thank you. Merry
Feb 2007: I am trying to trace Native American roots for Christine Campbell Hoffmann. She was my maternal Grandmother, died in March 1948. She lived in Belleville. Her husband was coalminer August Hoffmann who died in March 1951. Thank You, Alice Tatum, 3940 Evelyn Ln. Evansville, Il. 62242.
May 2007: I am looking for the ancestors, relatives, or relevant info on these people who died in East St. Louis area of St. Clair County: Della GILL (nee Laws), Ollie Ann LAWS (nee McNEALY(?), George Laws, and Jesse Gill. Della (Laws) Gill (born Oct 7 1907 in Beardstown, Illinois – died Oct 1983) married Jesse Gill in 1929. They had four children, Betty, Patsy, Sherman, and Everett. Della was one of possibly eight children of Ollie Ann McNealy. Ollie Ann married Johnny when she was 13 yrs old (they had one child who died around the age of two). After Johnny's death Ollie Ann married George Laws with whom she had all of her children including Della, Love Joy, Alyouis, Daisy, Trudy, and Jim. Ollie Ann was born around 1875 in Mayfield, Kentucky. The 1930 census places George and Ollie Laws in Vernon County, Missouri.

Jesse Gill was Born in Centralia, Illinois 15 April 1902 (according to his tombstone), and died 2 Aug 1955. He lived and died in East St. Louis. He was the son of a Mae(?) and Jim Gill. Jim died and Mae then married a Barnhardt(?). Jesse had a brother, Wilbert, and sister, Virginia.

These family members traveled around Missouri and Illinois a lot during the Depression, so finding any information is proving to be very difficult. Please reply to Sherry, granddaughter of Jesse and Della Gill. Ollie and George Laws, and Mae and Jim Gill are my great-grandparents.


Aug 2007: Seek naturalization for Lawrence DALY/ DAILY. A man by this name appears on the 1840 US Census, St Clair, Illinois, pg. 152 per Ancestry.com. He fits the profile of my Great-grandfather who was Roman Catholic. He first appears on the 1850 Cenusus of Pittsfield, Lorain, OH, where he married his brother's widow, Ann Marie, and raised his nephew James Renselaer Daly. His brother James died in 1843. I know Lawrence used to sing in a church choir in Joliet, Illinois, the area from which his second wife, my Great-grandmother, came. But the church records for the period I seek, have also burned. My GreatGM was Mary Egan, 1836 Ireland, to US in 1851, to 1920 OH. I couldn't seem to find a marriage record for them in Illinois, although they got together in about 1862. Info follows from 1900 US Census, OH:
*Lawrence DALY, born ca.1812, Ireland. Possibly Cork, Cork, IRE, came to US 1830, here for 70 years. Naturalized*
Lawrence lived in Ohio until 1905, when he died at the ripe old age of 93. Any help is appreciated, whether on a volunteer basis or for fee. Thank you, Patricia
Aug 2007: Looking for Edith TAYLOR NUERNBERGER, born 25 June 1891 in Owensboro, KY. Died Sept. 1968 in Lenzburg, IL. Want to know where she is buried and would like to have a copy of her obituary and also correspond with any known descendants. Also need to know information about her husband GUSTAVE NUERNBERGER. Thanks, Cindy Evans
Jan 2008: ----- Original Message ----- From: "The Tates" To: Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 4:14 PM Subject: POST ST. CLAIR QUERY I am seeking information on the parents (and ancestry) of Phoebe Melissa CARR, born c.1828, who apparently married David Macklin TATE Jr (b. 1826 in TN) in 1848. I have the children of David Jr and Phoebe as: ----- Original Message ----- From: "The Tates" To: Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 4:14 PM Subject: POST ST. CLAIR QUERY I am seeking information on the parents (and ancestry) of Phoebe Melissa Carr, born c.1828, who apparently married David Macklin Tate Jr (b. 1826 in TN) in 1848.

I have the children of David Jr and Phoebe as: i. James M. Tate c.1848, ii. Martha A. Tate c.1853, iii. Ezekiel Tate c.1855, iv. Clarence Alexander Tate c.1858 (my great-great-grandfather), v. Clarinda Tate c. 1865, vi. Charles C. Tate c. 1869

The 1850 census of Reynold Twp, Monroe Co. IL (p. 6 of 18) shows David and 'Malissa' living next-door to Robert and Nancy TATE, and near David Sr and his (2nd?) wife Sarah. 'Malissa' is noted as born in St. Clair Co. IL (as was their first son, James M. TATE c.1848), but I have been unable to link Phoebe (who is listed in various census records as Pheobe, Phebe M, or Malissa) with the St. Clair County Carrs. In particular, I would love to confirm or refute that she is the Phoebe who was born to William CARR (b. 1807), son of Abner CARR of St. Clair County. Kindly reply to: David M. Tate, Alexandria, VA


Jan 2008: I am seeking information on the following individuals/families who settled in St. Clair County. Joseph KRIEG, born about 1841 in Baden. He married Maria HEINEMANN 31 Aug 1863 in St. Clair Co. Maria was born 27 Nov 1846 in Hessia and died about 21 Sep 1923 at Turkey Hill. Joseph Krieg's parents were George and Maria KRIEG, also born in Baden. Henry and Catherine WERKMEISTER. Henry was born Dec 1842 in Prussia and Catherine was born Jan 1840 in Bavaria. Ken
Jan 2008: Request graveside photos, any help or information on John 'Johnnie' West b. 1886 d. Apr 1977 bur. Valhalla cemetery, Belleville, St Clair Co.
Wife - Nona Scott West b. 1893 d. Dec 1981 bur. Valhalla cemetery, Mother of Nona is Sarah Scott b. 1857 d. unknown, bur. Valhalla cemetery; possibly Sarah's husband is also buried there.
Are the following Wests also buried at Valhalla? 1) John 'Johnnie' West b. abt 1904 d. 1968 in Lebanon but one source says he and his parents are all buried at Valhalla; 2) Mercedes Russell West b. abt 1936 d. 1968; and 3) Johnnie West b. 1957 d. 1968. Thank you, everyone, for your help.Diane Marshall
Feb 2008:Andreas EULER married Christina FURSTENBERG at St.Peter's (Catholic) Cathedral in Belleville, Ill. They are both buried in St.Augustine's cemetery, in Hecker, Ill. After Christina's death, Andreas married Maria (Mary) RAUBOLD, and they had several children. Maria (Mary) had her name put on the gravestone along with Andreas, but was never buried there. Any 'distant'cousins that can provide information on this lineage, I would greatly appreciate it.

Andreas and Christina are my G-G-grandparents. My grandfather was Jacob Euler, who married Victorine CORTNER. There are many relatives I would like information on i.e. Adam Euler who married Alma and moved to Chicago, Edward Euler, William, Henry,and George Euler. Anna Katherine and Anna Laura as well.

I am searching for living relativies of Andreas and Chistina; information/pictures would be greatly appreciated. Maria Euler-Bonetti


Feb 2008: I'm looking for info on two sisters: Esther DOWNEY and Alice E. Downey. Esther remained unmarried and died in St. Clair Co., IL. Alice E. Downey married Gerald NORCROSS. Alice died in St. Clair Co., IL, also. I am looking for Alice and Gerald Norcross--their marriage, children, etc. Thanks, Steve
Feb 2008: I would like to speak to anyone who has information on the following cemeteries located in or near Mascoutah, IL.
1) Tyrell Cemetery on W.Church St, between 8th and 9th streets in Mascoutah.
2) Jacob/Beatty Cemetery on either E. Patterson St. or Oak Street, between Market and Lebanon streets in Mascoutah.
3) Ammann or Hamman Cemetery located in or just outside of Mascoutah.
4) Kuse Cemetery located in or just outside of Mascoutah. Thank you, Teri Bromley
Feb 2008: I'm seeking information on my great grandparents John and Anna OSTRIHON. They lived in East ST Louis. John was born April 5 1881 I believe in Detva. In 1918 John was working at the National Stock Yards. In 1930 they owned the Ostrihon Confectionery. Thank You Robert Smelko
June 2008: Any information on the Dutch Hollow Coal Company circa 1870/1878 would be greatly appreciated. Edmund GRAY was reportedly a charter member of the company and listed as Engineer. Information on Edmund and his wife Betty would also be appreciated. They were listed in the 1870 US Census as living in Township 1, Range 9 (Post Office - Gardside), St. Clair, Illinois. His wife Betty gave birth to three children while in St. Clair Co.: Emma, baptized 11 Jun 1871 in a Methodist Church Pastored by Feareor or Fearsor; Edmund Jr. b. 01 Feb 1873, d. 27 Apr 1873 (the family Bible lists a R.J. Harry (or Harvy) MUNIMER of the Methodist Episcopal Church); and Harriet Ann b. 29 Mar 1877, d. 15 Oct 1880 in Garfield Co., Washington. Thanks for any help on this. Paul Gray
June 2008: We are interested in finding out more about a farming tragedy that took place July 22, 1878 on the farm near Roachtown, of Bernhard WESSEL involving a threshing machine which blew up killing five people. The men were Jack CAMBELL of Perry Co., IL, William DEXTER of Centerville (Millstadt), Henry KRESS, a neighbor of B. Wessel, John LOHRUM of St. Louis, and John Wessel, the brother of B. Wessel. Four other men were injured, including Henry Wessel, another brother of B. Wessel, Julius MEYER, Joseph SCHWARTZ and John SCHROEDER. The above information is from a copy of a newspaper article (?) dated July 26, 1878, possibly published in Belleville. Any other details concerning this incident or any of the men would be helpful. Please contact Fred or Lois Wessel.
June 2008: Looking for location of the family of Mitchel M. OSBORN in 1870. They were in St. Clair co. IL in 1860, Post Office- Freeburg, Twp 2 Range 7 West 3.P.M. enumerated as follows: Mitchell M. OSBORN age 49 born Indiana [or Tennessee], Nancy OSBORN age 33 born KY, Thomas E. OSBORN 20 born IN, Hiram Jackson OSBORN age 17 b. IN, Lucinda E. OSBORN age 15 b. IN, Allen M. OSBORN age 13 b. IN, Margaret OSBORN age 10 b. IN, Sarah J. OSBORN age 8 b. IL, Mitchell M.OSBORN jr age 6 b. IL.

Mitchel sr., Thomas, and Hiram J., served in Company K, 117 IL US Infantry. Where & when did Mitchel and Nancy die? Would like to where children later resided: Thomas E.OSBORN married Martha YARBER in St Clair co. IL on 25 Jan. 1866. Margaret OSBORN married Jeremiah GEORGE in St. Clair co. on 22 Sept. 1865. I found her in Marion co. IL in 1870. Lucinda E. OSBORN married John WEBB in 1868, Franklin Co. Ill (unsure if this is the correct Lucinda); Hiram J. OSBORN married Sarah BOWMAN in Perry Co. Ill on 20 Feb 1873. In 1900 he and Sarah are in Jackson Co. Ill and this is shown as being his 4th marriage and 2nd for Sarah.

Allen M OSBORN married Sarah Ann FANIN in Perry Co. Ill on 16 June 1878. Their children; Mary Etta , Ida, and Arthur Garfield OSBORN, who was born in Perry Co. Ill in 1883. On the 1880 census Sarah, listed as married, and the 2 girls live with Sarah's mother Agness and stepfather George AYRE. Oral history says that Allen M. worked for the RR, was gone from home much of the time, left for work one day and never returned. Did Allen and Sarah really get a divorce? Sarah is in Texas by 1885 and remarries. JoAnn Cantrell


July 2008: An antique photo of a man and woman, later 1800s, by Merker [studio] says on the back: Mr. Philip KEIN , ______burg, ILL, Block Sq Depot, St. Clair Co., C.B. $1.98. Related? Please contact Cheryl Schouten Dripping Springs, TX
July 2008: Boadicia MILLER, born 9/4/1863 in Mascoutah, St. Clair Co., Illinois was a daughter of Alexander and Louisa Jane (GASKILL) MILLER. Alexander and Louisa Jane were born abt 1836 and had three children, all born in Illinois. Boadicia's siblings were Theodosia (born abt 1860) and Daniel W. (born abt 1861). Would appreciate any information regarding any of these people. They left Illinois between 1863 and 1870, and were in Henry Co., Missouri for the 1870 census. Thanks in advance for any info. Art Burch
August 2008: ROBERTSON My cousin, Edgar Robertson (his father Arthur Pinklin Robertson and mother Minnie Belle Crutchfield), was born after 1906 in Illinois. Request names of parents for the following Edgar Robertson, born: 9-27-1908, died: May 1979 in St. Clair County, Illinois, possibly Belleville, Signal Hill or Swansea. Any assistance provided would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Heather J. Williams
August 2008: SAEGER, WINTER, HUMPHREY Looking for information regarding Francis “Frank” “Franz” Saeger, born abt 1814, Rhein Beirne, Bavaria, Germany, died before 1885 Belleville, a Coal Miner. His wife was Margaret Winter Humphrey, born May 1821 France, died 28 Nov 1887 Belleville. Their children were 1. Elizabeth Saeger born abt 1844 Ohio, 2. Eva Saeger, wife of Thomas Dickson, 3. Mary Francis Saeger, wife of Louis Klaus, 4. Theresa Saeger who married G. Frederick Gaerdner abt 1872 Belleville, 5. Louis C. Saeger who married Magdalena "Lena" Loos in Belleville 1883, and 6. Louise Saeger born about 1861 Belleville. Thanks, Jason Townsend
November 2008: Are Mary Jane Kinion and Bernard McElroy related to Charles McElroy and his wife Edith Rice? If so, I would like to know more about their daughter Nola McElroy b 1906 in Kansas md Oliver Henry Free. Thanks LaRae Free Kerr
November 2008: My ancestors Jesse and Eliza RANDLE (AVERY) lived at Hawkesbury Lane, Walsgrave on Sowe, Warwickshire, England came to America and settled in St. Clair County, Illinois in the mid 1860’s. Their children that came included Edward, Joseph, Mary Jane, Jesse, and William. Their son Joseph is my great-grandfather. I am researching the date; port, and ship on which the RANDLE family left England, and the port they arrived in the U. S. Did the family travel by rail or river to Illinois? Was there a RANDLE family bible? If so where is it today? Does anyone have civil or church records while the family lived in England? Any information on Jesse's parents John RANDLE and Susanna LEE? Also I am looking for photos of Jesse and Eliza RANDLE family and their descendants. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Contact Terry
November 2008: I am seeking other Vogt family members buried at Summerfield, Illinois, besides Gerhart Vogt and his wife who are buried in the Summerfield Mennonite Cemetery on the Find A Grave website. I am sure that his sister Christina VOGT WURTZ also spelled WUERTZ is also buried there. I can find information on her husband Michael WURTZ, but not her. Barbara Craig
November 2008: Helen Joanne CLINARD was born in 1936, a daughter of Ray (b. 1890) and Ruth Campbell (1892-1981) Clinard. She had a sister Mary Francis Clinard (b. 1926). I would like to find either of the 2 sisters or their children. In 1961 they lived in East St. Louis, Illinois, where I visited them. I do not know the married names of either of the daughters. I assume both were married in St. Clair County. Ray Clinard and my mother were first cousins. Ray and Ruth in the 1920's lived in Mt. Sterling, Brown County, Illinois. Their oldest daughter Betty Louise Clinard died at birth in 1925 and is buried in Brown County, Illinois. I live in the Philadelphia, Pa., area. George R Boyden ph: 610-622-6456
November 2008: What is the German town of birth of Charles Robert SCHUBERT, born September 23, 1841 Saxony, died April 30, 1904. His parents were Frederick SCHUBERT and Christina BITTNER/BITTMER. He came to the America in the mid 1860’s. He married Helena Amalia DAUTERT on April 25, 1870 in Pittsburgh. Charles and Helena had four children: Fred, Robert, Emma, and Bertha. The SCHUBERT family lived in East St. Louis, Illinois from 1880 to 1910. Contact Terry Randle
April 2009: Will exchange Vogt family information with descendants. Gerhart Vogt and his wife are buried in the Summerfield Mennonite Cemetery. I am sure that his sister Christina VOGT WURTZ/WUERTZ must be buried there, but can find burial information only on her husband Michael WURTZ. Contact Barbara Craig
April 2009: I am trying to locate any information on Elizabeth CHRISTIAN, born about 1822 in Germany, death unknown. She married Johan Jacob Christian, b. 28 Apr 1818 in Soden-Taunus, Hessen-Nassau in Germany, d. 16 Feb 1890 in Belleville. Jacob married a second time to an Angelica. I have found all the children of both wives and traced their off-spring, many to today, but still have not found anything on Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) Christian. The Christians are buried in Walnut Hill, but I haven’t found her there so far. Any help identifying Elizabeth's maiden name would be appreciated. Contact Mary Ann Weakleyph: 616 784-3101.
April 2009: Looking for descendants of Fred D MCDOWELL born 1884 Indiana, died 1931 Illinois buried Mt Carmel Cemetery Belleville, ILL and Vesta MCHALE; b. 1887 Illinois: d. 1956 St Louis MO also buried Mt Carmel. They had 2 children: Leroy MCDOWELL: b. 14 Dec 1911 St Clair, ILL; d. Feb 1999 St Louis, MO: Gladys MCDOWELL b. 28 Apr 1910; d. 8 Jan 2005, Wilmette, ILL married Artis MORGAN. Would like to exchange family info. Contact Sharissa McDowell Rogers
April 2009 Looking for Benner family info. They lived on 8th St., E St Louis, Illinois at least between 1870 and 1910. John Benner married Anna Blersch, had 10 children: Anna, Fred, Christina, Anna, Albert, John, Joseph, Elizabeth, Rose. I couldn't locate the 10th child's name in any census. I would like to find out when they died and if they are buried in East St Louis. Also wondering if there is still a Benner-Brichler Livery and Undertaker in the area. Thanks, Connie
April 2009 Michael MILLER md. Appolonia GREEN on 24 Nov 1842 in Belleville. Michael Miller may have been a brother to Catherine MILLER who first married Charles WAGNER in Belleville on 26 April 1841 as he was a sponsor at the baptism of one of Charles and Catherine's children. Catherine married second to Donat MEYER in Belleville on 30 January 1851. Looking for the parents of Michael and/or Catherine MILLER and any siblings. Reply to Sherry Kyle
Dec 2009 Searching for decendents of: PFEIFFER, Joseph 43; Johann 12; Georg 8; Eva 44; Eva 10; Catherina 6. 1853 immigration from Baden, Germany, on the ship "Itzsteint Welker" which came from Rotterdam. Settled in St. Clair Co./Belleville IL area. Believe this is my gr-gr grandmother, EVA PFEIFFER, who married PHILIP VON GERICHTEN in Dec. 1863 in St.Louis, MO. Ranee
Dec 2009 I have information on Georg BRAND, born 5 Nov 1775, and three of his sons 1. Jacob, born 6 Jul 1801, 2. Christian, born 10 Nov 1803, and 3. Friedrich, born 1806. All emigrated from Hesse-Nassau, Germany, in 1847 and by the 1860 census were farming in St. Clair County. My information comes from original church record books in Germany. I would be happy to correspond with anyone researching this line. Also researching families of ERNST and HENRICI in Anspach-Usingen, Hesse; KRAHN and JANDREY in Kreis Regenwalde and Kreis Naugard, Pommern; KLEVENHUSEN in Bremen and Dresden, and McEWEN somewhere in Ireland. Jane Delger
Apr 2010 Looking for any information on Charles and Margareta SCHILLING. Part of the 1870 Federal Census and living in Mascoutah. Children were Henry-9, Louisa-8, Sophia-6, all born in Baden. Catherina - 4 and Adolph- not yet born, both in Illinois. Found Magareta's gravesite in Mascoutah City cemetary. Cannot locate anything on Charles or remaining kids since 1870 Census? My grandfather was Adolph. Any help appreciated. Please e-mail The Schillings Thanks.
Aug 2010 If anyone out there is related to Johnnie and Mercedes "Debbie" WEST, would they please contact Diane Marshall. There were 4 children raised by Mercedes that belonged to her daughter. They have a brother who is searching for them.

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