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Surnames: KEISTER
Submitter: Penny Stewart (penkap1@home.com)
Date: 04 Sep 2001

Will share early 1900s photo of Harold Keister taken in Freeport, Illinois. He is dressed in a WWI uniform. On the back it says he bunked at Lake Forest. No other info avail. Bought photo in hopes of reuniting with family/descendants.

Surnames: HUTCHISON
Submitter: FRIEDA hUTCHISON (fkhutch@lvcm,com)
Date: 18 Aug 2001

I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION ON A SAMUEL HUTCHISON THAT MOVED TO STEPHENSON CO. ROCK CITY AREA BETWEEN 1842 AND 1846. HE HAD ONE SON JOHN MURRAY WHEN HE MOVED THER AND ONE SON BORN THERE. I DO NOT KNOW IF HE AND HIS WIFE MARY HAD ANY OTHER CHILDREN OR NOT AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF HE AND HIS WIFE ARE BURIED THERE.ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION CAN CONACT ME THRU MY E-MAIL AT fkhutch@lvcm.com

Surnames: KEAGLE
Submitter: Mickey VandeKamp (micklvk@aol.com)
Date: 08 Aug 2001

Four generations of the KEAGLE family have resided in Stephenson Co, Illinois. They are 1)David, 2)Joseph S., 3)George Harrison, and 4)Doris KEAGLE. I have located one or more of them in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 census in Rock Run Township. Does Stephenson and/or Ill. have additional census in the 1880's and/or 1890's like Iowa does? How do I go about obtainting the information from them? Thank you.

Surnames: KEAGLE
Submitter: Mickey VandeKamp (micklvk@aol.com)
Date: 08 Aug 2001

Four generations of the KEAGLE family have resided in Stephenson Co, Illinois. They are 1)David, 2)Joseph S., 3)George Harrison, and 4)Doris KEAGLE. I have located one or more of them in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 census in Rock Run Township. Does Stephenson and/or Ill. have additional census in the 1880's and/or 1890's like Iowa does? How do I go about obtainting the information from them? Thank you.

Submitter: Pat Clarke Fogel (pfogel@mwci.net)
Date: 08 Aug 2001

The Stephenson County Genealogical Society now has an e-mail address. They can be reached at: stephcogensoc@yahoo.com Pat Clarke Fogel

Surnames: CLARK(E) WINSLOW CROWDER
Submitter: Carol Jensen (Jenebug@aol.com)
Date: 29 Jul 2001

Welcome Clark and his wife Caroline (Winslow) came to Stephenson County about 1856/58. Welcome died there 2 February 1876, probably in Ridott. Their children were: Calvin S. (Harrison?) Clark, Elvira Clark who marrried George Crowder, John W. Clark, and Melvin Spencer Clark. Would like to hear from anyone who maybe related to this line. Carol J.

Surnames: CLARK(E) WINSLOW CROWDER
Submitter: Carol Jensen (Jenebug@aol.com)
Date: 29 Jul 2001

Welcome Clark and his wife Caroline (Winslow) came to Stephenson County about 1856/58. Welcome died there 2 February 1876, probably in Ridott. Their children were: Calvin S. (Harrison?) Clark, Elvira Clark who marrried George Crowder, John W. Clark, and Melvin Spencer Clark. Would like to hear from anyone who maybe related to this line. Carol J.

Surnames: ILGEN ILGENFRITZ
Submitter: Dolores Swaney (dodo1028swaney@aol.com)
Date: 23 Jul 2001

I recently found a reference in York Co., PA, to the Ilgen family of Stephenson Co., IL. The reference said that they thought that before coming to Stephenson Co., that the surname was Ilgenfritz. The reference was dated 1932!! Do anyone have more information?

Surnames: ILGEN ILGENFRITZ
Submitter: Dolores Swaney (dodo1028swaney@aol.com)
Date: 23 Jul 2001

I recently found a reference to the Ilgen family of Stephenson Co., IL, as having come from York Co., PA, and that the surname in York Co., PA, was Ilgenfritz. Does anyone have any more informaton?

Surnames: NORTH
Submitter: diane baes (dbrandan@aol.com)
Date: 16 Jul 2001

the old stage coach stop from the early 1800s the address now is 8559 us. hwy. 20 w. pecatonica il. in stephenson county . do you have the history of the buildiing, it now is refered to as a grainery.

Surnames: KELLER WOMELDORF
Submitter: Sheila (wstuthman@conpoint.com)
Date: 08 Jul 2001

GGGrandfather Jacob Keller d. 1873 in Freeport, Ill. Wife Catherine,sons Harvey and Henry, daughters Mary, Clarissa and Rose. Catherine married Peter Womeldorf, son James in 1882. Moved to NE before 1885. Thanks.

Surnames: PIERCE SHEA HAYES
Submitter: nancy (nawhite@ssd.com)
Date: 28 Jun 2001

Hannorah Shea Pierce d. 2/27/1875 Elizabeth Hayes Pierce d. 4-1-1862 Any information would be appreciated

Submitter: R. STEELY (RNAN3815@AOL.COM)
Date: 21 Jun 2001

WHERE DOES ONE GO FOR DOCUMENTS OF A PERSON WHO DIED IN COOK CO.IL. AND ISSUPPOSIDLY BURIED IN STEPHENSEN CO? THE YEAR IS 1903-1904.

Submitter: R. STEELY (RNAN3815@AOL.COM)
Date: 21 Jun 2001

WHERE DOES ONE GO FOR DOCUMENTS OF A PERSON WHO DIED IN COOK CO.IL. AND ISSUPPOSIDLY BURIED IN STEPHENSEN CO? THE YEAR IS 1903-1904.

Surnames: PEATOW SCHAUER
Submitter: Daleene Wade (dwade@pcis.net)
Date: 16 Jun 2001

I am looking for any info on the Peatows that lived in Stephenson County. My G grandfather was Henry Peatow. He and Sophia Schauer were married in Freeport on Dec. 25th, 1865. I am trying to locate Henry's parents names. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. I've hit a "brick wall" so to speak. Thank you..D Wade

Surnames: PEATOW
Submitter: Daleene Wade (dwade@pcis.net)
Date: 16 Jun 2001

I am looking for any info on the Peatows that lived in Stephenson County. My G grandfather was Henry Peatow. He and Sophia Schauer were married in Freeport on Dec. 25th, 1865. I am trying to locate Henry's parents names. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. I've hit a "brick wall" so to speak. Thank you..D Wade

Surnames: RHODA BOLTON
Submitter: Mark Hayden (rehayden3@home.com)
Date: 15 Jun 2001
URL: BOLTON

Researching RHODA BOLTON(b 12-27-1844, d 7-3-1908) PARENTS. She married FENNO BOLTON, son of Devilia and Charity Bolton of Bolton, Illinois, just outside of Freeport, Illinois in the ywonship of Florence, Illinois. Need her marriage date to Fenno also. Fenno and Rhoda had 7 children named Eva, Vinetta, Charles, Francis, Nellie, Arthur and Milo, all of which were born in Bolton, ILlinois. The earliest child was born 3-27-1864 so Rhoda and Fenno were probably married just prior to June or July of 1863.

Surnames: RHODA BOLTON
Submitter: Mark Hayden (rehayden3@home.com)
Date: 15 Jun 2001

Researching RHODA BOLTON(b 12-27-1844, d 7-3-1908) PARENTS. She married FENNO BOLTON, son of Devilia and Charity Bolton of Bolton, Illinois, just outside of Freeport, Illinois in the ywonship of Florence, Illinois. Need her marriage date to Fenno also. Fenno and Rhoda had 7 children named Eva, Vinetta, Charles, Francis, Nellie, Arthur and Milo, all of which were born in Bolton, ILlinois. The earliest child was born 3-27-1864 so Rhoda and Fenno were probably married just prior to June or July of 1863.

Surnames: BOLTON
Submitter: Mark Hayden (rehayden3@home.com)
Date: 15 Jun 2001
URL: BOLTON

Searching for parents of Devilia Bolton, who settled Bolton,IL. He was born 10-8-1809 in Deleware County, NY. Also need the parents of Rhoda Bolton, born 12-27-1844 who married Fenno Bolton, a son of Devilia. Rhoda was born in the Stephenson County area. Could use their date of marriage too.

Surnames: MEILE SEIMERMEIER BOWLES FLANIGAN BROKHAUSEN BLOOM SCHAEDLE
Submitter: Katy Meile (kschelke@aol.com)
Date: 03 Jun 2001

MEILE in Stephenson County. I would like to contact descendents of Jacob Meile, 1829 - 1909, and Anna Seimermeier, 1823 - 1909. Children include: Ludmilla (Ludie) m. Sam J. Bowles; Louis m. Margaret Flanigan; Frank; Mary m. Henry Brokhausen; Charles; Lewina (Winnie) m. Joseph H. Bloom; William m. Mary Schaedle.

Surnames: MEILE SEIMERMEIER BOWLES FLANIGAN BROKHAUSEN BLOOM SCHAEDLE
Submitter: Katy Meile (kschelke@aol.com)
Date: 03 Jun 2001

MEILE in Stephenson County. I would like to contact descendents of Jacob Meile, 1829 - 1909, and Anna Seimermeier, 1823 - 1909. Children include: Ludmilla (Ludie) m. Sam J. Bowles; Louis m. Margaret Flanigan; Frank; Mary m. Henry Brokhausen; Charles; Lewina (Winnie) m. Joseph H. Bloom; William m. Mary Schaedle.

Surnames: NOTT WORRICK
Submitter: Daniel Loss (dll37@juno.com)
Date: 31 May 2001

I am looking for information and descendants of Frank E. NOTT (1887-9/6/1975) and his wife, Violet WORRICK NOTT (8/19/1887-11/18/1983)who resided in Stephenson County, IL. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Surnames: FRANZMANN FRANTZMANN FRANCMANN FRENCHMANN SPRATTLER BURKHARDT
Submitter: Susie Gillick (SMompop4@aol.com)
Date: 30 May 2001

Looking for info on my great great grandmother's sister who was listed as surviving her at her death on 09 Jun 1883 in Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL. My gg-grandmother was Anna Maria (Mary) FRANZMANN SPRATTLER. Her sister is listed as being Mrs. Fred BURKHARDT of Freeport, IL. I do not know her first name. The spelling of FRANZMANN could also be FRANCMANN, FRANTZMANN or even FRENCHMANN - it is listed these various ways on different documents. I would appreciate any and all help and info on this family. Thank you in advance.

Surnames: FRANZMANN FRANTZMANN FRANCMANN BURKHARDT SPRATTLER
Submitter: Susie Gillick (SMompop4@aol.com)
Date: 30 May 2001

Looking for info on my great great grandmother's sister. I do not know her first name, but her surname was FRANZMANN (FRANTZMANN, FRANCMANN) and she was married to Fred BURKHARDT. She is listed as surviving my gg-grandmother Anna Maria SPRATTLER (Mary) who died 09 Jun 1883, and is listed as living in Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL. I would appreciate any and all info on this family. Thank you in advance.

Surnames: HOWARD
Submitter: Linda Pulfrey Harms (lharms@adco2.net)
Date: 29 May 2001

I will be in the area later this week and I need to know if anyone knows where the graves from Howardsville were moved to.My Great and Great-Great Grandparents were buried there. Thank you for your help!

Surnames: FYE FEY FIE ZETTLE CLINGMAN
Submitter: Beverly K. Brooks (bkb12@psu.edu)
Date: 26 May 2001

FYE/FEY FAMILY -I am searching for the descendants of any of the children of David Fye who traveled with his family, by wagon train in 1853/1854, from Potter Twp., Centre Co., PA, to Buckeye Twp., Stephenson Co., Illinois. Would also like to find anyone who may have information on David's brother, John Fye, born about 1795, who also traveled to Iowa and/or Illinois about this same time. John Fye and his wife, Mary, had four children still living at home at this time, i.e. Nicholas b. abt. 1836; Caroline b. abt. 1840; Barbara b. abt. 1845; and a 4-yr. old son, Emanuel b. May 30, 1850. It is believed that Emanuel Fye, my g-g-grandfather, lived in Buckeye Twp. until 1870/1871 working as a laborer on the farm of Marie Clingman b. abt. 1808 in Ohio. Emanuel Fye was back in Centre Co., PA, living with George and Rebecca (Fye) Zettle in the 1872 Benner Twp., Centre Co., PA Census. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who may have information on the family of David Fye b. 1897 and died in Stephenson Co., ILL, in 1872 or information on his nephew, my g-g-grandfather, Emanuel Fye b. 1850, and Emanuel's parents, John and Mary Fye. All of these Fye families originated in Centre Co., PA. Thank you, Beverly

Surnames: FYE FEY FIE ZETTLE CLINGMAN
Submitter: Beverly K. Brooks (bkb12@psu.edu)
Date: 26 May 2001

FYE/FEY FAMILY -I am searching for the descendants of any of the children of David Fye who traveled with his family, by wagon train in 1853/1854, from Potter Twp., Centre Co., PA, to Buckeye Twp., Stephenson Co., Illinois. Would also like to find anyone who may have information on David's brother, John Fye, born about 1795, who also traveled to Iowa and/or Illinois about this same time. John Fye and his wife, Mary, had four children still living at home at this time, i.e. Nicholas b. abt. 1836; Caroline b. abt. 1840; Barbara b. abt. 1845; and a 4-yr. old son, Emanuel b. May 30, 1850. It is believed that Emanuel Fye, my g-g-grandfather, lived in Buckeye Twp. until 1870/1871 working as a laborer on the farm of Marie Clingman b. abt. 1808 in Ohio. Emanuel Fye was back in Centre Co., PA, living with George and Rebecca (Fye) Zettle in the 1872 Benner Twp., Centre Co., PA Census. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who may have information on the family of David Fye b. 1897 and died in Stephenson Co., ILL, in 1872 or information on his nephew, my g-g-grandfather, Emanuel Fye b. 1850, and Emanuel's parents, John and Mary Fye. All of these Fye families originated in Centre Co., PA. Thank you, Beverly

Surnames: LOSS WORRICK KRAMER FEHR BOTTORF KLOEPPING TAYLOR DAILEY DAVIS
Submitter: Daniel Loss (dll37@juno.com)
Date: 25 May 2001

I am looking for the descendants of several LOSS families, who moved to Stephenson County from Union County, PA in the late 1860's. John (the patriarch), William, Jesse, and George all resided in Rock Grove twp. in the 1880 census. I am interested in any information on this and associated family names (Fehr, Taylor, Davis, Bottorf, Dailey, Worrick, Spelman,Kramer, and Kloepping). There are also members to this family tree in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Surnames: MEILE
Submitter: Katy Meile (kschelke@aol.com)
Date: 24 May 2001

Looking for descendents of Jacob and Anna Simmermeier MEILE who lived in Stephenson County ~1850 - 1909.

Surnames: MEILE
Submitter: Katy Meile (kschelke@aol.com)
Date: 24 May 2001

Looking for descendents of Jacob and Anna Simmermeier MEILE who lived in Stephenson County ~1850 - 1909.

Surnames: MEILE
Submitter: Katy Meile (kschelke@aol.com)
Date: 24 May 2001

Looking for descendents of Jacob and Anna Simmermeier MEILE who lived in Stephenson County ~1850 - 1909.

Surnames: MERRILL IVES GILMAN
Submitter: Connie Schachel (cas@sheboygan.com)
Date: 23 May 2001

Looking for confirmation of the death of John Merrill, born 11 July, 1770 in Amesbury, MASS, died in January 1865 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois. He was married to Abigail Gilman, died, February, 1820. His son Winthrop, born Freeport 1807 married Marilla Ives; His son George W, born Freeport 1809 married Polly-Ann Ives;

Surnames: RICHARDSON SWOGGER PYLE
Submitter: Pattie Hannon (celticone@toledotel.com)
Date: 23 May 2001

The families of James RICHARDSON and Jacob SWOGGER were in Stephenson County, IL from about 1859 to 1869. Jacob SWOGGER's first wife, Margaret or Mary, died in IL about 1859. He then married her younger sister, Nancy Agnes RICHARDSON. Several of their children were born in Freeport. Anyone with any info on these families please contact me at celticone@toledotel.com. James RICHARDSON's wife's maiden name was Martha or Nancy PYLE. The family originally came from Allegheny Co., PA.

Surnames: RICHARDSON SWOGGER PYLE
Submitter: Pattie Hannon (celticone@toledotel.com)
Date: 23 May 2001

The families of James RICHARDSON and Jacob SWOGGER were in Stephenson County, IL from about 1859 to 1869. Jacob SWOGGER's first wife, Margaret or Mary, died in IL about 1859. He then married her younger sister, Nancy Agnes RICHARDSON. Several of their children were born in Freeport. Anyone with any info on these families please contact me at celticone@toledotel.com. James RICHARDSON's wife's maiden name was Martha or Nancy PYLE. The family originally came from Allegheny Co., PA.

Surnames: RICHARDSON SWOGGER PYLE
Submitter: Pattie Hannon (celticone@toledotel.com)
Date: 23 May 2001

The families of James RICHARDSON and Jacob SWOGGER were in Stephenson County, IL from about 1859 to 1869. Jacob SWOGGER's first wife, Margaret or Mary, died in IL about 1859. He then married her younger sister, Nancy Agnes RICHARDSON. Several of their children were born in Freeport. Anyone with any info on these families please contact me at celticone@toledotel.com. James RICHARDSON's wife's maiden name was Martha or Nancy PYLE. The family originally came from Allegheny Co., PA.

Surnames: KERR DENBAR
Submitter: Rich Dorman (rsdorman@home.com)
Date: 19 May 2001

DENBAR KERR changing email address for queries posted previously.

Surnames: BURNS O'NEIL
Submitter: Laura Rinderknecht (lrinderknecht@totalaccess.net)
Date: 19 May 2001

I am seeking information on James/John BURNS adn his wife, Catharine (BERRY) BURNS. I am descended from their daughter, Sarah A. BURNS, born in Freeport, Stephenson County, IL in 1862. Sarah married John H. O'NEIL in Freeport in 1878. Her parents were both Irish immigrants to the best of my knowledge.

Surnames: GOULD
Submitter: Cynthia L. Beall (alexandrialaurie@cs.com)
Date: 18 May 2001

Dear Sir or Madam: I am looking for the birth record of my grandfather Royal William Brokaw Gould. He was born December 19, 1903 in Stephenson County, Freeport, Illinois. His mother's name was Lida Smith and his father's name was Frederick or Fred Gould. Thank you. Cynthia L. Beall (alexandrialaurie@cs.com)

Surnames: GOULD ROYAL WILLIAM BROKAW
Submitter: Cynthia L. Beall (alexandrialaurie@cs.com)
Date: 18 May 2001

Dear Sir or Madam: I am looking for the birth record of my grandfather (Royal William Brokaw Gould), born September 19, 1903 in Stephenson County, Freeport, Illinois. How do I go about getting a copy of his birth record? My efforts in this matter are intended as a gift for my mother (daughter of Royal William Brokaw Gould). Do I need her permission in this matter? Thank you. Cynthia L. Beall (alexandrialaurie@cs.com)

Surnames: SHAY SULLIVAN MULLEN
Submitter: Elli Hunt (dandy@tm.net)
Date: 11 May 2001
URL: none

Looking for any informtion on Denis Sullivan, Sr.(b. c. 1829 & Ellen Mullen(b. 1831 - d. 1916, as well as their children Mary(b. 1855) & Denis, Jr.(b. 1857) Ellen Mullen-Sullivan mary a 2nd time to John Shay. They lived in the Davis area before moving to Mt. Carroll, Carroll Co, IL. I would very much like to find any old news clip and especially obituaries for any of the above.

Surnames: SHAY SULLIVAN MULLEN
Submitter: Elli Hunt (dandy@tm.net)
Date: 11 May 2001

Looking for any informtion on Denis Sullivan, Sr.(b. c. 1829 & Ellen Mullen(b. 1831 - d. 1916, as well as their children Mary(b. 1855) & Denis, Jr.(b. 1857) Ellen Mullen-Sullivan mary a 2nd time to John Shay. They lived in the Davis area before moving to Mt. Carroll, Carroll Co, IL. I would very much like to find any old news clip and especially obituaries for any of the above.

Surnames: KELLER WOMELDORF
Submitter: Sheila (wstuthman@conpoint.com)
Date: 10 May 2001

Looking for info on Jacob Keller and family in Stephenson County,Ill. Jacob died in Freeport in 1873 leaving wife Catherine and children Harvey age 14, Mary age 8, Clarissa age 4, Henry age 3 and an infant daughter. Catherine later married Peter Womeldorfand had a son James. They moved to Nebr.in 1883. Thank you.

Surnames: KELLER WOMELDORF
Submitter: Sheila (wstuthman@conpoint.com)
Date: 10 May 2001

Looking for information on Jacob Keller and family in Stephenson County. Jacob died in 1873 leaving wife Catherine and children Harvey age 14, Mary age 8, Clarissa age 4, Henry age 3 and an infant daughter. Catherine later married Peter Womeldorf and had a son James; moving to Antelope County Nebr. in 1883. Thank you.

Submitter: Gary Price (priceg@le-win.net)
Date: 29 Apr 2001

I would like to hear from anyone that has ancestors buried at the New Dublin Cemetery that is located on the township line Kent-Erin Townships, in Western Stephenson County. Most of those buried at the cemetery were Irish settlers 1836-1900.

Surnames: ANK
Submitter: Ken Anderson (kander9455@aol.com)
Date: 17 Apr 2001

I am looking for information on Louisa Ank who was married in Stephenson County in the mid 1800's. I beleive she is the sister of my Great grandfather Jacob Ank.

Surnames: ANK
Submitter: Ken Anderson (kander9455@aol.com)
Date: 17 Apr 2001

I am looking for information on Louisa Ank who was married in Stephenson county in the mid 1800's. I believe she is the sister of my Great grandfather Jacob Ank.

Surnames: BENTERS
Submitter: Heather (heatherjo1@centurytel.net)
Date: 15 Apr 2001

I'm looking for an obit. for my grandfather from May 1970 I believe he might be in Lena Cem. John Benters DOB 1-25-21.

Surnames: BENTERS
Submitter: Heather (heatherjo1@centurytel.net)
Date: 15 Apr 2001

I'm looking for an obit. for my grandfather from May 1970 I believe he might be in Lena Cem. John Benters DOB 1-25-21.

Surnames: BENTERS
Submitter: Heather (heatherjo1@centurytel.net)
Date: 15 Apr 2001

I'm looking for an obit. for my grandfather from May 1970 I believe he might be in Lena Cem. John Benters DOB 1-25-21.

Surnames: SCANLON WHITE SULLIVAN
Submitter: na white (nawhite@ssd.com)
Date: 07 Apr 2001

Looking for information on the following families living in Lena and/or Stephenson County: WHITE, SULLIVAN, SCANLON

Surnames: PULSCHER TIPPETTS
Submitter: Linya Tippetts Cospelich (linya@home.com)
Date: 04 Apr 2001

I am searching for information on the Pulscher's from Stephenson county. My grandmother Gladys married Paul Tippetts in Freeport around 1928-29.

Surnames: PULSCHER TIPPETTS
Submitter: Linya Tippetts Cospelich (linya@home.com)
Date: 04 Apr 2001

I am searching for information on the Pulscher's from Stephenson county. My grandmother Gladys married Paul Tippetts in Freeport around 1928-29.

Surnames: LOSS BOLENDER
Submitter: Daniel Loss (dll37@juno.com)
Date: 28 Mar 2001

I am seeking information on George and Mary Loss who was known to live in Rock Grove twp. in the 1870's. They had a daughter, Minnie, who was born there on 6/26/1873. She married John A. Bolender but the couple had no children. I believe George Loss was originally from Union County, PA and am seeking information to confirm this. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Surnames: LOSE LOSS BOLENDER
Submitter: Daniel Loss (dll37@juno.com)
Date: 26 Mar 2001

I am looking for information on a John Lose/Loss (born 10/28/1854) who married Emma Bolender in Stephenson county. John was born in Union county, PA. His entire family disappeared from Union county records around 1865. I know that John and Emma had three children but have no other information. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Surnames: CAMPBELL
Submitter: Ella Miller (miller-em@effingham.net)
Date: 25 Mar 2001

Looking for information on Charles Campbell. believed to have lived in the Freeport/Pearl City area. Understood that Charles operated a store. Charles was born in 1871 in Columbiana, Ohio. Parent were; W.W. and Irene (aka.Sue) Sampsel Campbell. My grandmother was his sister Ella. Appreciate any information or contact with relatives. Thank you Ella Miller

Surnames: CAMPBELL
Submitter: Ella miller (miller-em@effingham.net)
Date: 25 Mar 2001

I am looking for information on Charles Campbell or his family. I was told that Charles (& his family) lived in the Freeport/Pearl City area and may have operated a store. Charles was born in Columbiana, Ohio in 1871. The 3rd child of W.W. Campbell and Irene Sampsel(Sampsell). My grandmother was his sister-Ella. Any information or contact with relatives would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Ella Miller

Surnames: LANDIS
Submitter: Syndy (syndy@datawest.net)
Date: 27 Feb 2001

I am looking for information on Roy Landis b. about 1884 in Dakota, Stephensen County, Illinois. From there the LANDIS family moved to Fulton county. Any information appreciated. syndy@datawest.net

Surnames: HETTINGER
Submitter: Ron Krueger (kruegert@newnorth.net)
Date: 18 Feb 2001

I am interested in any information on the Hettinger Family that was in Freeport (Stephenson Co.) in the last half of the 1800's. Specifically Joe Hettinger who was born about 1842. Any info is greatly appreciated. RON KRUEGER

Surnames: HETTINGER
Submitter: Ron Krueger (kruegert@newnorth.net)
Date: 18 Feb 2001

I am interested in any information on the Hettinger Family that was in Freeport (Stephenson Co.) in the last half of the 1800's. Specifically Joe Hettinger who was born about 1842. Any info is greatly appreciated. RON KRUEGER

Surnames: HETTINGER
Submitter: Ron Krueger (kruegert@newnorth.net)
Date: 18 Feb 2001

I am interested in any information on the Hettinger Family that was in Freeport (Stephenson Co.) in the last half of the 1800's. Specifically Joe Hettinger who was born about 1842. Any info is greatly appreciated. RON KRUEGER

 
Surnames: GRIFFITH LICHTENBERGER
Submitter: Karen celinski (mandkrogi@webtv.net)
Date: 18 Feb 2001

I am looking for the records of my great-grandparents,George John Grifith and Mary Katherine Lichtenberger.They were married in Stephenson Co. in Freeport.I'm trying to trace the family back as far as possible. Thanks for any help.

Surnames: GRIFFITH LICHTENBERGER
Submitter: Karen celinski (mandkrogi@webtv.net)
Date: 18 Feb 2001

I am looking for the records of my great-grandparents,George John Grifith and Mary Katherine Lichtenberger.They were married in Stephenson Co. in Freeport.I'm trying to trace the family back as far as possible. Thanks for any help.

Surnames: GRIFFITH LICHTENBERGER
Submitter: Karen celinski (mandkrogi@webtv.net)
Date: 18 Feb 2001

I am looking for the records of my great-grandparents,George John Grifith and Mary Katherine Lichtenberger.They were married in Stephenson Co. in Freeport.I'm trying to trace the family back as far as possible. Thanks for any help.

Surnames: GEORGE JOHN GRIFFITH MARY KATHERINE LICHTENBERGER
Submitter: Karen celinski (mandkrogi@webtv.net)
Date: 18 Feb 2001

I am looking for the records of my great-grandparents,George John Grifith and Mary Katherine Lichtenberger.They were married in Stephenson Co. in Freeport.I'm trying to trace the family back as far as possible. Thanks for any help.

Surnames: GEORGE JOHN GRIFFITH MARY KATHERINE LICHTENBERGER
Submitter: Karen celinski (mandkrogi@webtv.net)
Date: 18 Feb 2001

I am looking for the records of my great-grandparents,George John Grifith and Mary Katherine Lichtenberger.They were married in Stephenson Co. in Freeport.I'm trying to trace the family back as far as possible. Thanks for any help.

Surnames: GEORGE JOHN GRIFFITH MARY KATHERINE LICHTENBERGER
Submitter: Karen Celinski (mandkrogi@webtv.net)
Date: 18 Feb 2001

I am looking for anything pertaining to the marriage of my great-grandparents,George John Grffith and Mary Katherine Lichtenberger.I know they were married in Freeport in Stephenson Co.in 1867.I'm trying to trace the family even further,back to Germany? and England(I'm assuming). Mary's father was William,and his father was Jacob.George Griffith's father was William II,his father William I.They were both born in Wales England.I don't know when they came over here.Thanks for any help. Karen

Surnames: GEORGE JOHN GRIFFITH MARY KATHERINE LICHTENBERGER
Submitter: Karen Celinski (mandkrogi@webtv.net)
Date: 18 Feb 2001

I am looking for anything pertaining to the marriage of my great-grandparents,George John Grffith and Mary Katherine Lichtenberger.I know they were married in Freeport in Stephenson Co.in 1867.I'm trying to trace the family even further,back to Germany? and England(I'm assuming). Mary's father was William,and his father was Jacob.George Griffith's father was William II,his father William I.They were both born in Wales England.I don't know when they came over here.Thanks for any help. Karen

Surnames: VOLK RODERS
Submitter: Rose (andyrose@frontietnet.net)
Date: 17 Feb 2001

VOLK, John Edward born to John & Elizabeth (Roders) Volk, February 23, 1866 in Stephenson Co. Freeport IL. Any information or location for more information would be appreciated. Additional children? Birth and Death records. Thank you.

Surnames: BEINE PLAGER BAIN
Submitter: rick bain (rickjbain@aol.com)
Date: 16 Feb 2001

looking for info on last names plager or beine,maybe even bain,possibly in the pearl city area or lena, any help would be appreciated thank you

Submitter: rick bain (rickjbain@aol.com)
Date: 16 Feb 2001

looking for info on last names plager or beine,maybe even bain,possibly in the pearl city area or lena, any help would be appreciated thank you

Surnames: SANDO
Submitter: dk (dkapp@visto.com)
Date: 30 Jan 2001

Seeking any info. on (fam. of) Catharine SANDO who purchased land in 1846, Stephenson Co. according to IL St. Archives database. Thanks very much.

Surnames: ANK
Submitter: Ken Anderson (kander9455@aol.com)
Date: 28 Jan 2001

I am looking for information on of the Jacob Ank family who lived in Stphenson County between 1859 through 1880. Any help would greatly be appreciated.

Surnames: BLUST COLEMAN
Submitter: Elizabeth Johnson (dpeajohnson@indianvalley.com)
Date: 16 Jan 2001

Looking for marriage record of Nicholas BLUST (born November 29, 1827 in Germany) and Rebecca COLEMAN (born 1836 in Ohio)married on March 2 1853/4 in Orangeville, Stepheson County, Illinois. Thanks for any help.

Surnames: WEBER MILLER
Submitter: betty gergen (mafarmer07@aol.com)
Date: 09 Jan 2001

Looking for info on Francis x. Weber b. 12-23-1861 near Freeport. In 1948, when he died , he had two bros. living in Freeport, Wemer Weber and Henry Weber. Their parents were Wemer Weber and Helena Miller, I believe. Willing to enchange family info

Submitter: Dorothy Myers Moore (MGH@JOBE.NET)
Date: 08 Jan 2001

I have ties to German Valley and Adeline in Stephenson County. Baker, Welty Neil, Rummel My great-grandmother was Leah Baker Neil. Her father was William C., her mother was Lydia Welty. The elder Bakers and Weltys came from Washington County, Maryland--the Neils probably from Ireland.

Surnames: HOOVER KIRK
Submitter: Randy Hoover (hoover_r@guilfordpharm.com)
Date: 04 Jan 2001

Any information on my ancestors Daniel Hoover and/or Rebecca Kirk Hoover and their descendants, lived in Freeport, Stephenson County, mid-1800's to early 20th century. Also Daniel Hoover and descendants operated a soap factory on Cedarville Road, Stephenson County, post Civil War to Great Depression era.

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Surnames: RISHEL CARR
Submitter: Tina Crocker (tlcrocker@juno.com)
Date: 30 Dec 2000

I am trying to locate any info on the Rishel family. Wilmot Newton Rishel married Melissa Isabel Carr 27 Dec 1877 in Lena, Stephenson Co, IL. They had at least 5 kids. The oldest, Wilmot Martin Rishel was born in 1879 in Lena or Waddams Twp. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me by email: tlcrocker@juno.com Thanks!

Surnames: HEEREN
Submitter: Pam (scharger@rconnect.com)
Date: 28 Dec 2000

I am searching for any information I can get about any Heeren surnames in the county of Stephenson, Ogle,Madison, and Macoupin. I have been told that Jelle Heeren died in Silver Creek, German Valley, IL and he and 2 other guys founded the SilverCreek Reformed Church there. Thank you.

Surnames: MCAFEE HOOVER HUGHSON LAND
Submitter: Kris Malone (rkladykris@AOL.com)
Date: 28 Dec 2000

Stephenson Co. McAfee, Hoover, Hughson. Samuel McAfee b.5-16-1793, had 'Samuel McAfee Pottery' in Freeport. Was reported to be the coroner of Stephenson Co. 1865. Married to Sophia Hoover, 11 children. Had a brother named Daniel b.8-4-1791, m. Elizabeth Hughson. Both brothers were in War of 1812. Looking for their father who was a Lietenant in Amer. Rev. Also would like any info on Sophia Hoover born 8-10-1797 possible in Maryland.

Surnames: JOHN FRANKLIN MOUGIN JOHN FRANKLIN MOUGIN II GLADYS MOUGIN
Submitter: Jack Mougin (rmougin@aol.com)
Date: 25 Dec 2000

Looking for info pertaining to the family name of "Mougin",particularly birth,death,deed records.Any help greatly appreciated-Jack Mougin (614)792-3782

Surnames: RIDEOUT HADLOCK
Submitter: Milton Deemer (mdeemer@niu.edu)
Date: 23 Dec 2000

I am looking for any information regarding William Jacob Rideout and Mary Lavina Hadlock. They were married in Freeport, Stephenson Co., Illinois in 1892. Thank You. Milton Deemer DeKalb, Illinois

Surnames: MURPHY AHERN O'HARRON O'HERRAN
Submitter: Kevin Murphy (k9murph@concentric.net)
Date: 22 Dec 2000

Looking for information on James Patrick MURPHY m. Catherine Ahern (may be spelled O'Harron or O'Herran) on 5 Oct 1848 in Freeport, Stephenson County. They moved to Iowa after Freeport. Would like to contact anyone with information. Contact kevin at k9murph@concentric.net.

Surnames: PASH WOODLEY FERNSTAEDT HASTINGS
Submitter: Leland Woodley (lrwood57@hotmail.com)
Date: 21 Dec 2000

Looking for information from Stephenson County about the following names: Pash, Woodley, Fernstaedt, Hastings.

Submitter: Carla Hornibrook (chornibroo@aol.com)
Date: 17 Dec 2000

Looking for the records of the First English Reform Church in Freeport. Trying to find a member that died in 1936. Does this church still exist and what address should I use? thank you.

Surnames: GOETZ MARTIN BOOS EBERLE KAPPES GROB
Submitter: Sue (csds@lsol.net)
Date: 10 Dec 2000

I am wondering if anyone researching family lines in Stephenson County, Illinois have discovered their earliest families in the United States having immigrated from Edelfingen, Germany. My family Goetz came from there in the 1800's and I am trying to discover why. Was it work opportunities or that maybe other villagers had come there previously.

Surnames: BLACKSTONE
Submitter: Gary King (gbking@centurytel.net)
Date: 07 Dec 2000

I'm looking for information on a John W. Blackstone who died in Freeport in 1954. He was a newspaper editor in Shullsburg and Frederic, WI in the early 1900s and moved to northern Illinois in 1911 or so. He was also a village clerk for Frederic. I am hoping he was involved in the community in Freeport and that there may be some record of him there. Thank you very much. Gary King

Surnames: ARNDT KOSIER
Submitter: Jerry Arndt (JNJ876@netzero.net)
Date: 05 Dec 2000

I'm looking for family,all would be from the Freeport area. Surnames would be: ARNDT also the KOSIER Family. I do know that my Grandparents were Married in Freeport in november 1911, Jesse Arndt & Eva Kosier.My Great-Grandfather is Levi Kosier,his wife is Sarah. Thank You. Jerry Arndt

Surnames: HEDDEN
Submitter: Doug Watson (dmops@essex1.com)
Date: 05 Dec 2000
URL: http://www.uftree.com/UFT/WebPages/dmop/WATSONWB/index.htm

I am searching for any information on HAROLD HEDDEN, born 12/25/1831 in Germany, died ? He was married to Elizabeth Meyer, b. 5/3/1841 in Germany. Together, they had a child named NETTIE HEDDEN b. 4/19/1872 in FeLog Germany, d. 12/14/1946 around Stephenson County, Freeport IL. Nettie married John JOHNSON, b. 12/13/1869 in Leer, Germany and d. 6/19/1936 also around Stephenson Co. Their children (9 total) were Elizabeth, John Albert, Henry W, Harold Carl, Clarence W, Oliver E, Coralyn E, Jeanette F, and Alice M (SAGER). If anyone has information on the HEDDEN family, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

Surnames: HULL SNYDER
Submitter: Dale Hull (imdaleh@aol.com)
Date: 01 Dec 2000

Where is Wrights Cemetery? My GG Grandmother may be buried there. Per physician's certificate of death the undertaker was from Lena.

Surnames: HOMANN SASS
Submitter: Lew Goetz (mers@solve.net)
Date: 29 Nov 2000

Carl F.L. Homann and his wife Friederica C.S.Sass mae to Stephenson County in 1869 and probably resided in Silver Creek township.I can find no evidence of their death oor burial. Their daughter, Friedrica Homann Goetz was my grandmother. Lew Goetz

Submitter: Pat Clarke Fogel (pfogel@mwci.net)
Date: 28 Nov 2000

I belong to the Stephenson County Genealogical Society, and this may be a little off beat - but would it be possible to include the address of our society on the Web Page for Stephenson County, to enable people to contact us? Pat Clarke Fogel 314 W Homer St Freeport, Il., 61032 815.233.4314 pfogel@mwci.net

Surnames: DENBAR KERR
Submitter: Rich Dorman (rsdorman@dnai.com)
Date: 26 Nov 2000

Death certificate for Ella J. Denbar Kerr says she was born in Illinois about 1859. She died in San Jose, Ca in 1896 a year following her husband Charles Wesley Kerr. I have found a Denbar listed in the 1850 census index for Stephenson County. Would appreciate any information on Denbars in Stephenson County or Illinois in general. I believe her father was Edmond Dixon Denbar and her mother's name may have been Elmira.

Surnames: BRUNER DAVISON HARRIS GILDEA MATHER JOHNSON MORIARTY CONNOLLY MCGINNIS
Submitter: Rich Mather (mather3@home.com)
Date: 25 Nov 2000
URL: www.familytreemaker.com/users/m/a/t/Rich-Mather

Cora A. Bruner born Freeport, Stephenson Co. IL. on Jan. 3, 1863 to Robert D. Bruner and Emily Lucretia Davison. Seeking additional information.

Surnames: JOHNSON
Submitter: ellen stadermann (jimellen@aeroinc.net)
Date: 24 Nov 2000

looking for Dean JOHNSON, gg grandson of James JOHNSON, JR. thank you.

Surnames: O'BOYLE
Submitter: Jim Cannon (cashibew110@aol.com)
Date: 18 Nov 2000

O'BOYLE/McGUIRE Looking for others who are researching or have information for Thomas McGuire. He was born in Ireland in Aug of 1819. He married Mary O'Boyle 18 Feb 1854 at St Mary's Church Freeport IL, Stephenson County. Mary was born in Freeport on 15 Sep 1838. She was the daughter of John O'Boyle and Bridget Jordan. They were born and married in Ireland. Other O'Boyle children were: John Dec 1849 Lavenia b. 29 Nov 1852 Jane 1854 Bridget Thomas and Mary's daughter Ellen was born in Freeport 23 Dec 1855. Shortly after the O'Boyles, excluding John, and McGuires moved to Dakota County MN. Please respond.

Surnames: JACOB MOSES WILLIAM
Submitter: Rita (Nananine@aol.com)
Date: 16 Nov 2000

Requesting information on Jacob Krohn and his descendants. Jacob Krohn moved to Freeport, Illinois in May of 1855. I believe he was a cigar manufacturer. I have been told he may have been a mayor of freeport, Any information you may be able to provide will be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: NEUBERGER
Submitter: Leah Neuberger (neuberg@inlandnet.com)
Date: 15 Nov 2000

My husband's great grandfather, John Neuberger, was b. 8 March 1820 in Hockenheim, Baden, Germany. He came to the US in 1869 and settled in Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL. He ran a livery stable in Ridot and then moved to Loran where he farmed until his death 15 March 1902. Several of his children moved to Ackley, IA and some to SD. His son, Michael, stayed in Stephenson Co. Did he have a brother Henry? I would appreciate any information about this family.

Surnames: SIMPSON WOODRUFF WHITE
Submitter: Judy Klee (Tweenleaves@aol.com)
Date: 11 Nov 2000

Obediah Simpson (b.abt 1797 in NY) married Lydia (b.abt 1802 in NY) had ten chilren James H. Simpson (b. 1820 in NY) John Pendleton Simpson (b. 22 Sep 1822 in NY) (Unknown Male) (Unknown Male) (Unknown Male) Priscilla (b. 5 Oct 1831 NY d. 29 Jul 1845 Winslow, Stephenson Co. ILL) Anne. b. 1832 in NY) Sarah A. (b. 1835 in NY) Hobart "Oliver" (b. 1838) Nancy J. (b. 1841) The family is found in 1840 US Census in Trumbull TWP, Ashtabula Co. OH, in 1850 US Census in Winslow TWP, Stephenson Co., ILL. Oldest son James and his wife Nancy and family strike off for CA in 1859 where they join brother John Pendleton, and his partner Robert White in the town of Cahto TWP, Mendocino Co. CA. John P. ranches and describes himself as a "merchant" while James is a "carpenter."

Surnames: MOSSER, GEORGE H. MOSSER, CAROLINE BETTY MOSSER, GEORGE
Submitter: Imogene R. Beard (jbeard@wcnet.net)
Date: 07 Nov 2000

I am searching for inf. on my Great Great Grandfather George H. Mosser and family. His wife's name was Caroline Betty Mosser and my Great Grandfather's name was George Mosser. The Mosser family lived in Stephenson Co. in 1855 to 1867. I would appreciate any inf. Thanks!

 
Surnames: GEERDES
Submitter: Mary (Geerdes) Korthals (jgkort@rconnect.com)
Date: 03 Nov 2000

Looking for info on Mrs. Berend (Johanna?)GEERDES Believe she may be buried at Silver Creek Ref. Church, Germany Valley, in Stephenson Co,. IL. In the late 1800's. Thank you

Surnames: GRATTON WHITTAKER WILLIAMS
Submitter: Kelly (unruly4u@yahoo.com)
Date: 03 Nov 2000

I am trying to find any information on my gr- gr grandmother Lucille Whittaker, who married Hardin Gratton. They had one daughter I know of Pearl born on July 4, 1898 in Florence, IL. Lucille was a Blackfoot indian or so i have been told. Any one who can help on my quest! Thanks

Surnames: LOWER HULL MCCRACKEN
Submitter: Joe Hull (andesite@aol.com)
Date: 31 Oct 2000

Searching for information on Mary Ellen LOWER Hull (b. 1852, Ridott, Stephenson Co., IL; d. Nov 1889, Montgomery Co. IA), 6th child of John and Sarah LOWER of Pennsylvania. Eldest brother Reuben LOWER served in Company K of the 46th Illinois Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. "Ellen" married Gilbert Marcus HULL (b. 1852 Marcellus NY, d. 1920 Montgomery Co. IA) and had 5 children.

Surnames: EVANS BROOKS WEST
Submitter: Jacquelyn West Johnson (granmajacque@yahoo.com)
Date: 30 Oct 2000

Looking for anyone who is a descendant of: Frank Evans B-1860 and Mary Amelia Brooks. They lived for many years in Freeport. I am trying to find data on Frank--ie parents, siblings, etc. Their Daughter, Hazel Martina Evans was my grandmother. She married Julian Ralph WEST and they lived with her mother after her father died. HELP.

Surnames: AMMERMAN BITLER
Submitter: rachel bitler (rachelbitler@hotmail.com)
Date: 28 Oct 2000

It was suggested that I look to Stephenson county concerning Ammermans. I am looking for descendants of William Oliver Hazzard Perry Ammerman (b. 1814 in Centre Co., PA) who married Charlotte Bitler. They located in Missouri, where they died, he in 1905. I am looking for their children: Isadore, Edwin, Alonzo, Decatur Wilson, Eldorus Ferendez, Sonora, Otis Ballard. Thanks so much.

Surnames: GATLIFF OTTO
Submitter: Ken Robbins (Gatliffe@yahoo.com)
Date: 24 Oct 2000

Would like information on Henry Otto Family from the 1910 Census Stephenson Co also need info on Wiley Gatliff Jr his father and him was staying in Henry Otto home Thank you

Surnames: HODGSON
Submitter: Harold Wells (halwells@gulftel.com)
Date: 22 Oct 2000

Looking for information on George Hodgson my great grandfather. He appears in the 1870 census in Stephenson Co. His age was about three. His father was John Hodgson, mother Phoebe. Next door was another George Hodgson, probably John's father. Wife Hannah. The elder George was born in England in 1789. Hannah in New York in 1785. John was born in New York in 1824. Phoebe in New York in 1829. Great grandfather George had brothers Oran and Otis, sisters Alma and Viola.

Surnames: LAPP
Submitter: Carole Lapp (fclapp@we.mediaone.net)
Date: 22 Oct 2000

I am looking for information on the Lapp family of Freeport, Stephenson Co.

Surnames: SPRATLER/SPRATTLER
Submitter: Susan Gillick (SMompop4@aol.com)
Date: 21 Oct 2000

Corrected info: Lena Spratler's brother who survived her was named Herman (not Franklin). Family came from Buffalo, NY, were buggy upholsterers in Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL. They were German speaking - according to my uncle.

Surnames: SPRATLER REILLY
Submitter: Susan Gillick (SMompop4@aol.com)
Date: 21 Oct 2000

I am looking for info on my great grandmother's family - SPRATLER. Her name was Lena Irene SPRATLER, b. 13 Jun 1868, Buffalo, NY (?) d. 09 Jun 1939, Oregon, Ogle Co., IL. She was survived by a brother Frank (Franklin) in Freeport, IL, and 5 sisters in Chicago, IL. Some of their names are Emily, Elizabeth and Carrie. The family supposedly were carriage upholsterers in Freeport. Lena married James T. REILLY in Ogle Co., sometime around early 1880's as he arrived in IL from PA around 1882. They had 6 children: Mary, Margaret (Maggie), Emily, Charles, Bernard and James. I would appreciate any info anyone might have on this family. Thank you.

Surnames: JOHNSON SMITH MITCHELL
Submitter: Dean Johnson (johnsond@proaxis.com)
Date: 20 Oct 2000

Stevenson County, Rockrun Township, James Johnson (Jr) The only information I have comes from "Portrait and Biographical Album of Stephenson County, Illinois", Chicago: Chapman Brothers. 1888 (p.708). The article is about my 2nd great-grandfather James Johnson, Jr. but says this about my 4th great-grandfather "Samuel Johnson, who was a native of the northern part of Ireland, of Scotch ancestry. He came to this country before the Revolutionary War, in which he served as a private, and located in what is now known as Dauphin County, Pa., where he was an early settler, and lived and died there after following the occupation of a farmer." I don't have his spouses name. Of my 3rd great-grandfather: "The father of our subject, James Johnson, Sr., was the youngest of five sons and three daughters and was reared in Dauphin County(,Pa), where he was born. He grew up a farmer and was married to Miss Mary Johnson, of the same county, and came of the same ancestry as her husband. The parents later in life went to what is now Clinton County, Pa., and there made their home until their death, the father being eighty-four, and the mother eighty years old at the time of their decease. They were early settlers of Clinton County." Of James Johnson, Jr. "is the fifth of ten children, four sons and six daughters. He was born in the southern part of Pennsylvania, Oct. 14, 1814, and grew up at home, his father having moved to several different counties during his childhood. Our subject received his education principally in Franklin County, Pa. He lived at home until he was fourteen or fifteen years old, when he set out to make his own way in life. He worked for a few years in a woolen factory, and was married to Miss Elizabeth Smith in Clinton County." "After his marriage, Mr. Johnson lived in Clinton County, Pa., on a farm until he came West to Illinois, in the spring of 1850. He then purchased 120 acres of partly improved land, where he now lives on section 7, of Rock Run Township, to which he has since made an addition, owning now 220 acres." It is mentioned that Elizabeth "is the mother of seven children, one deceased: Mary A. is the wife of Paul Lair, and lives on a farm in Kansas; Sarah C. is the wife of Henry Lair, who lives on a farm adjoining; Isabella, wife of Samuel Barr, farmer, lives near Red Oak, Iowa; Nettie, wife of Luke Beck, resides in Freeport, Ill.; John R., who married Mary Mitchell, lives in this township on a farm; Samuel W. resides at home." John Roan Johnson who married Mary Jane Mitchell was my great-grandfather and I have fairly complete information on him. My information on Samuel, James, Sr. and James, Jr. is limited to this article. Would appreciate any help in expanding on this information.

Surnames: CLAIR CLAIRE DREYER DRYER WEAVER BRUBAKER HOEFER LUEBBING LEEKLEY
Submitter: Kathy Olden Berman (Fuzysmom@aol.com)
Date: 19 Oct 2000

I am searching for any information about the Samuel CLAIR family of Freeport, Stephenson Co., Illinois. Samuel and his wife and daughter Elizabeth MUSSELMAN and Mary Magdeline CLAIR moved to Freeport, Illinois from Lancaster Co. Pa. in 1850. They are listed on the 1850 census here. Samuel and Elizabeth are both 32 years old and Mary Magdeline is age 5. Next I find Samuel in 1860 with wife Mary age 30, and daughters Margaret age 4, and Elizabeth, age 1. What happened to Elizabeth? On the 1870 census in Freeport, I find Samuel age 51, Mary A. age 42, and daughters Annie age 15, and Fannie age 3. On the 1880 census I find Samuel age 61, Mary A. age 53, and Fannie I. age 12. Right below them is their daughter Anna M.(Margaret) as wife of George C. Weaver, with son Clifton C. age 4. Does anyone connect with this family? Thank You!

Surnames: MCCOY FLANEGAN, JOHN MARY FLANEGAN, ELIZABETH
Submitter: wanda connors davis (mswanda@home.com)
Date: 11 Oct 2000

Flanegan, Flanigan, Flanagan, etc. I am looking for evidence of Elizabeth and her son, John who was raised in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, late 1880-1900's. Elizabeth McCoy Flanegan had a sister by the name of Mary McCoy Connors, who was my grandmother. She died at 26 yrs of age approximately 1899-1900. Would really appreciate if anyone would help me locate my family. Thank you, mswanda@home.com

 
Surnames: MCCOY FLANEGAN, JOHN
Submitter: wanda connors davis (mswanda@home.com)
Date: 11 Oct 2000

Flanegan, Flanigan, Flanagan, etc. I am looking for evidence of Elizabeth and her son, John who was raised in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, late 1880-1900's. Elizabeth McCoy Flanegan had a sister by the name of Mary McCoy Connors, who was my grandmother. She died at 26 yrs of age approximately 1899-1900. Would really appreciate if anyone would help me locate my family. Thank you, mswanda@home.com

Surnames: THOMM
Submitter: Marge Rice (margerice@prodigy.net)
Date: 08 Oct 2000

Recently, at an antique store, I purchased a photograph of the "Dick Thomm" family whose picture was taken by a professional photographer in approx. 1910 in Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL. My latest mission in life is buying lovely old pictures like these and locating descendants/ family members and re-uniting the pictures with people who will treasure them. The picture is in very good condition, and I will be happy to send my mailing address to anyone who wishes to have it in order to send me a check to cover costs and postage. The picture is of the father (about ae 50), the mother (ae about 40), four daughters, about 16, 14, 12 and 10, and two sons, about ages 19 and 7. The ages are just guesses, however. The cost for this picture including postage is $9.50. I would love to re-unite the picture with a family member who would like it. Marge Rice, Joliet, IL - Email me at margerice@prodigy.net

Surnames: SMALLWOOD
Submitter: Lisa Smallwood (palladin@linknet.idt.net)
Date: 08 Oct 2000

Looking for information on a James A. Smallwood who enlisted in 92 Ill. Inf. company F in residents listed as Harlem.

Surnames: MARY MCCOY CONNORS MR. UNKNOWN MCCOY ELIZABETH MCCOY FLANIGAN JOHN FLANIGAN
Submitter: Wanda Connors (McCoy) Davis (mswanda@home.com)
Date: 07 Oct 2000

I am looking for the McCoy family from Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois. Those known to me are Mr. Andrew, or Samuel (?) McCoy, my ggfather, and his daughters, Mary McCoy Connors and Elizabeth McCoy Flanigan (sp?), my father's mother and aunt Lizzie. Aunt Lizie had a son by the name of John Flanigan, who became a Catholic Priest sent to the Vatican in Rome, Italy, later back to the states and ended up in the Inglewood area, Los Angeles County, California in the early 1920's.

Surnames: S
Submitter: Wanda Connors (McCoy) Davis (mswanda@home.com)
Date: 07 Oct 2000

I am looking for the McCoy family from Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois. Those known to me are

Surnames: MARY MCCOY CONNORS MR. UNKNOWN MCCOY ELIZABETH MCCOY FLANIGAN MR. ANDREW(?) MCCOY FATHER JOHN FLANIGAN WARD BOSS
Submitter: Wanda Connors Davis (mswanda@home.com)
Date: 02 Oct 2000

I am looking for my McCoy family from Stephenson County in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Mr. McCoy was my father's grandfather; his daughter Mary Connors was his mother and Elizabeth Flanigan was his aunt. Father John Flanigan, Elizabeth's son, was my father's 1st cousin.

Surnames: MARY MCCOY CONNORS MR. UNKNOWN MCCOY ELIZABETH MCCOY FLANIGAN FATHER JOHN FLANIGAN
Submitter: Wanda Connors Davis (mswanda@home.com)
Date: 02 Oct 2000

I am looking for my McCoy family from Stephenson County in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Mr. McCoy was my father's grandfather; his daughter Mary Connors was his mother and Elizabeth Flanigan was his aunt. Father John Flanigan, Elizabeth's son, was my father's 1st cousin.

Surnames: MARY MCCOY CONNORS
Submitter: wanda davis (mswanda@home.com)
Date: 02 Oct 2000

I am looking for my McCoy family from Stephenson County in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Mr. McCoy was my father's grandfather; his daughter Mary Connors was his mother and Elizabeth Flanigan was his aunt. Father John Flanigan, Elizabeth's son, was my father's 1st cousin.

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