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Bernie Friesth Sat Feb 27 17:15:21 1999

I am attempting to find any information on My great Grandparents. My GGrandfather Casper SCHABEN, imigrated to the US from Germany, Casper was born on March 28, 1847 in Weitershofen,Germany. He came to the Cassville, Wisconsin,Grant County area, at an early age with his parents,I do not know their names. He married Catherine Anna WAHL in Cassville,Wisconsin Grant Co. on November 17, 1874. Four years later they moved too Carroll, Iowa Carroll Co.
They had 2 daughters born to them in Wisconsin,
Sophia Marie b. August 25, 1875
Helena b. ? ? ?
Casper and his brother Christian operated a flour mill in Wisconsin. I would greatly appreciate any info. about the rest of the family. Thank-you Bernie Friesth


Tom Sudduth Fri Feb 19 17:56:04 1999

I am seeking marriage and parent information about Jerome Bonaparte CORY, M.D., b. unknown, d. unknown, m. Amanda MCLEAN, date unknown.

Children: Bertha Edith Cory, b. 6 Apr 1871, Patch Grove, Grant, WI. And: Charles, Laura, Myrtle, Mabel, and John Maison Cory, no dates for them, other than John Maison Cory d. 26 Dec 1934, Chicago, IL.

Jerome and Amanda were in Denver, Colorado at least by 1889 because daughter Bertha married there.

I do have this reference already: SOURCE: History: History of Grant County, 1881, Butterfield, page 859: "1874 -- ... Treasurer, J. B. Cory ..."

Thank you for any help! Please email.

Tom Sudduth


Diantha Sarver Wed Feb 17 14:11:15 1999

Hugh CALHOUN III, died September 27, 1857 in Georgetown, Grant Co., Wisconson. Looking for copy of obituary, location of burial, etc. Thank you, Diantha Sarver


Tom Stone Tue Feb 9 10:32:26 1999

George SMITH, the first son of Ephraim and Abigail (SLOCUM) SMITH, was born 1843 somewhere in NY. Caroline SMITH, the first daughter, was born 1845 in Grant Co., WI. Ephraim and Abigail were married 1841 somewhere in NY, perhaps Herkimer Co., Saratoga Co., Washington Co., or Albany Co. Ephraim was born 1819 somewhere in NY or VT, and died in 1901 in Brookings Co., SD. We need information about the marriage and the ancestry of Ephraim SMITH.
Tom Stone,

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Brenda Beers Tue Feb 9 01:27:20 1999

I am interested in obtaining information on John ROBERTS. My information so far indicates he is buried at Cottage Grove. He was married to Roda Jane BONHAM and they had two sons: George Melvin was born at Lancaster, Grant County, WI on October 10, 1875. Harvey was born about 1878.

Roda Jane left Wisconsin in the early 1880s and moved to Montana. John did not go with her. Any information on John or Roda Jane would be appreciated. I have been told they were divorced. Are there county records available back that far? Thank you.

Brenda Beers -

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Bob Archibald Sun Jan 31 07:43:21 1999

Sue Ozawa Wed Feb 7 01:06:03 1999

I am seeking information on John and Elizabeth or Betsy ST. JOHN, parents of Marcia Elizabeth ST. JOHN, born 20 June 1842 in Potosi. Could they be somehow related to Willis ST. JOHN? Any information would be greatly appreciated. My email address is
Sue Ozawa


Bruce and Beth Bahnson Thu Feb 4 17:51:13 1999

Seeking any info re: BILLS family in Patch Grove, GRANT Co, WI Grover BILLS m Jane MERRY
ch: Grover BILLS
*Reuben BILLS


Joyce Brown Thu Feb 4 12:50:24 1999

Looking for information on Augustine BARND and Petronella KURT/KURTH who immigrated from Prussia in the 1850s. They were married in the United States, place unknown, but there is reason to believe it may have been Grant County. The 1914 History of Delaware Co. Iowa states, in a biography of Gus BARND, son of Augustine and Petronell, he was born in Grant County, Wisc. June 12, 1862. Another son, Charles Kurt BARND was born, presumably in Grant Co., in 1861. Any information will be much appreciated. Joyce Brown in Iowa

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Joni Gray Wed Feb 3 19:04:12 1999

Sarah Ann SWART married Paul B. ELLIOTT on 2 February, 1843 in Platteville, Grant County WI. Sarah was born about 1825. Who were her parents and/or siblings? and where was she born? Some records list her name as "Swartz". The 1860 census states she and Paul, living in Hazel Green, were both born in Ohio. Paul died in 1864, but cannot find burial site. Any help on the SWART family greatly appreciated!!

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Bob Archibald Sun Jan 31 07:43:21 1999

Bob Archibald

Seeking information on Benjamin WILCOX and family and other surnames, they came to the Hazel Green from NY between 1840 -1850. This person had land 2 farms on the present day hy 80 between Hazel Green and Cuba City, they also owned land in Wyalusing township. In 1880 the family moved to Fennimore after the death of Benjamin and his children worked on the narrow gauge RR. I'm also looking for burial location on the WILCOX'S before 1880 either in Hazel Green or Wyalusing areas. Dose anybody know what newspapers would have been used for these townships between 1840 & 1880, I have probate from Grant county with a newspaper clipping dated in the 1870's but can not locate the paper. Any information on the WILCOX'S would be appreciated.


Carla Bolchen Gile Thu Jan 28 19:47:13 1999

Several of the Peter BOLCHEN family arrivedin the USA from Luxembourg and/or Germany in 1862, and eventually ended up in WI, either Boscobel or Highland. He was married to Katherine SCHAEFER, and their children were Peter Jr., Thomas, John, Christian, Victor, Anna, Theresa, Dominic and Amelia. Peter Jr. married Marie STEINES, Thomas married Margaret O'BRIEN, John died at age 25 - cause unknown. Christian married Lila FRENCH. Victor married Aida Grace ADAMS 1st and 2nd Clara SCHNEIDER- RASMUSSEN.Anna was married 1st to William WALKER (1903) and 2nd Ernest SCHOLLAR. Theresa (Trace) was married to Lewis WHITT, Dominic died in the war. Amelia married Jake OSTRANDER. The above all lived in Grant County in the late 1800's, and still have relatives in and around Boscobel as well as other areas of WI. Can anybody help. I definitely need more information to complete this branch of my family. - - Thanks!

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Russ Ellis Wed Jan 27 22:39:04 1999


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Shirley Weber Wed Jan 27 15:04:19 1999

Looking to connect with other WEBER family members. Brothers Anton 1818-1900 and Mathias 1820-1893. Anton came to America in 1846 and Matthias in 1856 with their wives and families, both farmers in the Potosie area. Contact Shirley Weber at

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Bob Tierney Tue Jan 26 00:58:15 1999

My great grandfather's name was (fnu) MEIER, his wife's maiden name was LAUDERMAN (ph). Meier immigrated to Wisconsin ca 1830, I imagine; from Eiskerchen (ph) Prussia. He married Ms. LAUDERMAN (younger by probably 20 years) around 1870. She was born in Prague and settled in Muscoda with her family probably just before the Civil War.

MEIER owned and operated the local haberdashery in Muscoda for many years and with LAUDERMAN produced 7 children: among them, Ann, Sophia, Theresa, and Fred. Sophia was my grandmother, born ca 1872 in Muscoda and married my grandfather, Joseph ANDREWS, a young lumber man from Ironton, Sauk County near the turn of the century.

Bob Tierney

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Wendy Meyer Thu Jan 21 07:57:14 1999

I am looking for information on my gg-grandparents Winslow and Ruth HUMPHREY QUICK. Ruth was born in 1830 or 31 in New York State. She died in Grant Co. July 5, 1876 and is buried in Nagle Cemetery Patch Grove Township. Winslow was born in 1827 in Montgomery Co., New York and died in January, 1932 in Grant Co. and is buried in Nagle Cemetery, Patch Grove Township. I have located record of their marriage in Montgomery Co. , New York on May 4, 1851. They came to Wisconsin in the mid-1850s. Winslow's death certificate lists his father as New York born Morris QUICK. I have not been able to locate any other information on their parents or siblings. Thanks!
Wendy Meyer
RR 2 Box 158
Heron Lake, MN 56137

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Gary Long Tue Jan 12 16:01:07 1999

I am searching for info on my ggGrandfather, Lewis Thomas LONG, b.1808 Virginia, m. Mary GREGORY, b. 1823 Tenn, d. 11/8/1886 Platteville, WI. Three of their 5 children were born in Platteville; Andrew, William H., Uriah Thomas. Two other children were Sam and Jennie (Jane). I am particularly interested in tracing Lewis's parents. It is my understanding that the whole family moved to Nebraska shortly after Mary's death in 1886. Thank you. Gary Long

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Terri Stoikes Mon Jan 11 08:56:22 1999

I am looking for information on a PIERCE family who moved to Mt. Hope in Grant Co sometime after 1843. The mother Melinda (GROSHAW) PEIRCE was widowed around 1843 probably in Illinois, possibly in Mt. Hope. We know she remarried but not to whom or where. The family later moved to Waterloo, Iowa. There are two know children Francis Ann and Mattie. terri stoikes


Alice Fluegge Fri Jan 8 11:18:21 1999

I am seeking information on the family of John TREGAY, he lived in Mineral Point, WI 1851-1860 and then moved to British Hollow, Grant Co. He died in 1864 visiting a friend in Mineral Pt but his family was still in British Hollow. His wife's name was Jane HARVEY and their children were John, James, Catherine, Elizabeth, and Julia. If anyone is working on this family let me know, at Thank you Alice F

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Scott C. Sullivan Wed Jan 6 21:46:03 1999

Researching the WENZEL and NAPP families of Grant County..

Conrad NAPP was "Born october 15, 1829 in Werlau Kreis Sant Gras Regierungs Bezirk Coblenz, Prussia. Settled in vicinity of Lancaster. In the 1850's the German Presbyterians held meeting on Boice Prairie. In the summer of 1858 the Presbyterian Church of Hurricane was organized. The funeral was at the Presbyterian Church in Lancaster...after the service the body was taken to Stizer, where services were also had." Buried Hillside Cemetary Lancaster, Wisconsin. Married Anna BRUECK. Had daughter Caroline NAPP. She married August WENZEL at Liberty Ridge in Grant County in April 1879.
Looking for more information.


Tom Hobbs

Seek information about Harry Clifton WILKERSON and Rose Arnetta SHAW WILKERSON. Family records indicate that Rose died Platteville, Grant Co., WI 19 Aug 1963. No known children. Harry reported to be WWI veteran. Any information would be much appreciated. Surname could be WILKINSON.

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Mark Osweiler Fri Jan 1 11:34:16 1999

SHUTTLEWORTH, Craven Burried in Lancaster about lived in county from abt 1850 to 1903. mark osweiler
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Barbara L. Webb Tue Dec 29 20:31:46 1998

I am looking for information on a Thomas WEBB who lived in Patch Grove Town, Grant County and was married to Drucilla. Children were: Frank S. WEBB (b. 11/1863), Laura A WEBB (b. 1862), Mary O. WEBB (b. 1868), Luke H. WEBB (b. 1870) and May E. WEBB (b. 1872). Frank married Clara NORRIS about 1896 and they lived in Millville Town in Grant County. Clara was the daughter of Millard and Sarah NORRIS. I look forward to exchanging information with any fellow WEBB researchers.

Barbara L. Webb
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. USA

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Mickey Ludwig Wed Dec 16 17:58:28 1998

Looking for anyone who has a connection to Joseph, Wasington, Wiiliam R, William Henry,or Oscar George ELLIS.. Oscar's siblings were Lulu Carrie Ethel Clifford Arthur Marcia Orwin and Hazel... If you have a connection please e-mail me at

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Cassandra Clarke Sun Dec 13 14:18:23 1998

Information needed on Ernest/Ernst THIEDE born in German 1844 and came to the US abt 1852. Served in the WI Volunteer Army during the Civil War and settled in Muscoda after. My grandmother, Katherine THIEDE, was born there in 1870. They moved from the area and eventually settled in South Dakota.

Cassandra Clarke
13737 SE Mitchell
Portland, OR 97236


Mark Davis Fri Dec 11 20:16:06 1998

SNOWDEN/SNOWDON - searching for others researching this family within Grant Co., WI. Mark Davis, 53275 Placid Dr., South Bend, IN 46637


Bill Thorson Mon Dec 7 00:19:16 1998

I am looking for any information possible on my great grandmother Mary I. PIGG. My uncle, now 83, has always wondered about his grandmother so I thought I would find out what I could.

Here is what I know:
birth: abt 1863, Grant Co., WI
father: Garrett PIGG
mother: Emily PIGG

married: 15 Jun 1882 to James Johnson STEUERT of Fennimore
1 child: 8 May 1883 Charles Sigmund STEUERT
died: abt 1885

My uncle would like to know what happened to her. Why she died.


Mike Drury Sun Dec 6 09:16:18 1998

My Great Grandfather was John MCKEVITT from County Down, Ireland. He came to Grant County and settled on a farm. I have little other information. He was married to Elizabeth FAGEN.

Mike Drury


BFlees Wed Dec 2 12:06:04 1998

I am interested in sharing information and finding out more about the surnames: MARSOUN, NOWAK, KOHOUT, WITEK, SVITAK from Grant County. These are my paternal and maternal grandparents' surnames. Thank you!


Lin Day Tucker Tue Dec 1 13:34:28 1998

Joshua and Lucy (GIBSON) DAY and an Archibald s/o Joshua,and wife Celia (SPURLOCK) DAY were suppose to have settled in Grant Co., WI sometime around 1850-60. Archibald may have had a son name Hiram, who may have joined them. Am interested in any information concerning this family. Lin Day Tucker

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Richard A. Sleep Sun Nov 29 15:47:08 1998

I am looking for information relating to three brothers: William E. SLEEP (b. June 1880); Henry SLEEP (b. August 1882) and Ray Sleep (b. October 1889). They are the children of William John and Emma Louisa (nee BOWDEN) SLEEP, who were married November 11, 1877 in Mineral Point, WI. William had a farm (Clifton Township) and was described variously as a cabinetmaker and undertaker (in censuses). Can not find any information on the three brothers after the 1900 census. Will share any family information available and gladly reimburse any reproduction/mailing expenses. (Note that although I am an American - from Chicago - I presently live in the UK).

Richard A. Sleep
Delvers - Ridgway Road
Pyrford, Woking


LuAnn Elsinger Sat Nov 28 18:33:25 1998

I am looking for information on the ATKINSON family of Grant Co. My great-great grandmother Matilda JAMISON was married to William ATKINSON on 23 Jan 1865 (Index to WI Marriages) in Grant Co. This was the 2nd marriage for both of them. According to census records and "Index to WI Marriages" William was first married to Mary Ann DANIEL on 9 Dec 1845, and Matilda was married to Henry MAYNE in 1850. William's parents are listed as George and Susan ATKINSON. Matilda's obituary (Grant Co. Herald Newspaper, 21 Jul 1909) states that William died Nov 1888. I have not been able to find his death record. My notes indicate he may have died in another state, possibly Montana, however I can't remember how I came to that conclusion. There are other ATKINSON's from Grant Co. at this time including another William but he would have been quite a bit younger. My William is listed in the Land Grants from 1844-1853, and in the census as late as 1870. If anyone knows what became of him or who his parents where I would appreciate hearing from you.

LuAnn Elsinger


Elizabeth Heal Sat Nov 28 01:10:07 1998

I have an Elizabeth WHITNEY who died in Potosi, Grant County, Wisconsin about 1856. Anyone have any information on her? She was Elizabeth VEATCH and married Andrew VANCE 1804, he died March 1831 and she married Luther WHITNEY Nov. 1831. Are there any newspapers available for that time period?

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John Hamilton Wright Fri Nov 27 18:00:18 1998

Am searching for information on my g-grandfather Rev. Isaac J. WRIGHT (b. 12/22/1819 IN, d. 6/3/1888 WI) and his wife Martha Ann (MILLER) WRIGHT (b. 4/4/1825 KY, d. 11/18/1905 WI). They lived in Muscoda, Grant County, WI from 1879 till they passed away. Before moving to Muscoda they lived in Richwood Twp., Richwood Co., WI from 1854 to 1876. They took a trip for a couple of years to Greenville, TN and returned to Muscoda about 1879. They may have lived in Muscoda a short time before traveling to Greenville. My grandfather, Dr. John Calvin Wright lived for a short time in Muscoda with his parents from about 1879 to 1883, while attending Rush Medical School in Chicago. He later practiced medicine in Excelsior, WI. befor moving to Gays Mill and then Antigo, WI. Rev. WRIGHT had a dauaghter (or step-daughter?) Martha (b. 1856 WI, probably across the river in Port Andrew), whom married John MCVAY (b. 1854 OH). I know Martha MCVAY was living in Muscoda as late as May 13, 1940. John and Martha had following children, Isaac MCVAY (b. 1876), Isimy MCVAY (b. 1878) and Alva MCVAY (b. Feb. 1880). The children were born in Richland County, WI. John MCVAY was the son of Joseph (b. 1828 OH) and Elizabeth (b. 1834 PA) MCVAY. If you have any information on the above, please contact,

John Hamilton Wright
Palos verdes, California

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Ladd G. Frary Thu Nov 19 18:08:00 1998

Looking for information, including parents and siblings of George T. JONES, bn 9/17/1842 in Potosi, Grant County, WI. Served as Pvt. Co C, 2nd Wisconsin Inf. Married Priscilla BOWNESS, May 6, 1865 in Wisconsin. Moved to Caribou, Colorado abt 1865-1866.

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Russ Ellis Sat Nov 14 01:05:13 1998

Jabez, Sarah, and John ELLIS all lived in Beetown around 1850. Would like an obituary on them. Russ

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Dawnette Thompson Fri Nov 13 16:49:10 1998

ELLIS--Recently heard from another researcher who says my gr-gr-grandfather, James Kenton ELLIS, and his parents, Wesley and Julia (MUNCY) ELLIS are on the 1850 census for Highland, Grant Co., WI. This is the first indication I have had that this family ever lived outside of VA/KY. Is anyone else researching Grant Co., WI ELLIS lines with VA connections? Am happy to share.

~Dawnette Thompson

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Virginia Winn Parker Tue Nov 10 14:09:06 1998

Wyalusing, Grant Co WI--looking for any information on Dawson WINN, b. Nov 1828 in Thirsk, Yorkshire, Eng. to Thomas and Mary Cossins WINN. He was in Wyalusing Grant Co WI (as an adult) because his name appears on a court paper in Grant Co. I have lost paper with info on it and date of court paper. Probably was in last 1850's or early to mid 1860's.

He was m. to Matilda UNDERWOOD KY or WI, dtr of Willis UNDERWOOD and Margaret UNDERWOOD, who were cousins. M 2ndly in 1874 to to Mary Malvina Turner UNDERWOOD, widow of Bembridge UNDERWOOD, a brother to Matilda. 2nd m. was in St. Clair Co MO tho. Dawson and Mary are my great grandparents.

Thanks, Virginia WINN Parker or


Margaret A. Holmes Sun Nov 8 21:01:00 1998

Wishing to correspond with anyone with info on the DRESEN family. Henry and Elisabeth DRESEN were in Wisconsin and I believe Grant Co. around Cassville until at least 1876. Six of their seven children were born in Wisconsin. They were: William-Gertrude-Sabila -Maria-Katherine-and Christina. They moved from Wisconsin to Earling, Iowa.

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Ken Martin Wed Nov 7 21:03:19 1998

I am researching the LEIGHTY surname in Grant Co., Wi. The following are the names and what information I have so far. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

B: 12/1/1837 - Pennsylvania D: ? Grant Co., Wisconsin
+ LEIGHTY, Mrs. Ledia
B: 1842 - Ohio D: Grant Co., Wisconsin
LEIGHTY, Joshua Solomon
B: 3/1/1864 - Ohio D: 1949 - Lancaster, Grant Co. Wisconsin
Married: 12/29/1883 Grant Co., Wisconsin
+ MOSES, Elizabeth (Bessie)
B: 12/1/1866 - Wisconsin D: 12/29/1883 Grant Co. Wisconsin
Married: 12/29/1883 Grant Co., Wisconsin
LEIGHTY, Laurel Eve B: 4/5/1899 D: 7/1/86
+WIDULE, Oscar Jr.

--Ken Martin


Phyllis Bonville Wed Nov 7 19:15:03 1998

LINDIG (LINDLEY), John (Johann) Julius lived in Woodman, Grant Cty. in 1863 and had a mercantile store until 1873 when he died from injuries caused by a shipwreck. Fredericka MUELLER Lindig then sold the store.
SURNAMES submitted by Phyllis Bonville for Grant County.
LINDIG(LINDLEY), John (Johann) Julius
MUELLER: Katherina Fredericka


Nora Doyle Stafford Sat Nov 7 14:09:24 1998

I am digging for clues to see if there was a family by the name of SHERIDAN that lived in the Hazel Green area. My great grandmother was Imelda Sheridan, b. Feb. 1859. She married my Great Grandfather, Garrett DOYLE also of Hazel Green in 1885 or 1886. They were members of the catholic church in Sinsinawa. I suspect that Imelda's family may have lived in the Hazel Green area because Garret had a sister named Sarah that was married to a William SHERIDAN. My records show that Imelda had a brother named William and another named James or Jim. I have no other information and I have not found their family on the census of Grand County yet. I know that many of the DOYLE family lived either in Hazel Green or Cuba City.
Any information would be greatly appreciated!
I can be reached at:
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Nora Doyle Stafford

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John D. Dufour Wed Nov 4 19:04:17 1998

Henry KLEINHAMMER, b.1861 d. 1949 was married to Mathilda Augusta WREDE b. 1860 d. 1922. Henry's name appears on the drawing for the map of Calvary Cemetary in Platteville, WI. as the "engineer." I believe he was the city engineer for Platteville for a few years. He was a long time resident of Platteville and for many years had a contracting business out of the local lumber yard. I am researching his side of the family and of his wife's, Mathilda Augusta WREDE . Both are buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Platteville, WI.

The surnames listed in the subject line are related. Henry KLEINHAMMER was my greatgrandfather on my mother's side. Any information on the associated surnames could be helpful.

John D. Dufour, 4245 Hoyt St., Wheatridge CO 80033-2919

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Rich Wells Wed Oct 28 09:33:08 1998

I am looking for any information on the following Grant County Families:

Eva M. STEVENS(b. Jun 1861) who married Charles C. DICKINSON.
Jane Ann DAVIS (b. 30 sep 1846) who married Johnson BEVAN
Mary SOMMERVILLE who married Sherman Isaac NEWTON(b. 25 Jul 1840)
Annie Freeling FOX(b.17 May 1846) who married Job SLACK
Frank William KREUL (b. 20 Nov 1898) son of Christina Allbright?
Lela Ora HUBLER (b. 17 Nov 1899)
Mary REDMOND who married Frank HUBLER (b. Feb 1858).
Thanks! Rich Wells.

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Molly Madigan Thu Oct 22 23:28:07 1998

My name is Molly Madigan, I am researching my husband's family, who lived in WI. There are VOGELSBERGS in Potosi and Lancaster, and I am trying to find a possible connection. There are records of a Thresia VOGELSBERG in Lancaster in the 1850s. My husband's grandfather was Garibaldi VOGELSBERG, b 1875 in Apolda, Thueringen, Saxony, Germany. Emigrated sometime before 1900. Married Mary Margaret DUDLEY of Chicago and WI. Family records say they both worked in the knitting mills in WI. I do not know exactly where. If anyone can help me make a connection, or point me in a direction, I would be ever grateful.


Wanda J. Karnes Mon Oct 19 20:26:16 1998

Bartholomew HARTNETT left New York and came to Grant County Wisconsin between 1850 and 1855. April 07, 1855 he bought land in Grant County. Bartholomew HARTNETT was from Ireland and received his certificate of naturalization, November 04, 1837 in New York.

I have information on Charles, son of Bartholomew, but would like to communicate with descendants from his other children, Eliza, Mary, Anna, Louisa and Joseph. I would like to know when he died and where he is buried.

Thank you,
Wanda J. Karnes
1711 Magnolia Drive
Fort Smith, AR 72908


Laura Wells Williams Thu Oct 15 02:04:29 1998

Looking for information on Mary Jane VANVALKENBURG b. 9 May 1880 Columbia County, NY Parents maybe George VANVALKENBURG mother unk. George's parents were Daniel b. 4/11/1817 Columbia County NY mother Ruth Elizabeth unk. b. 1829 Columbia Co. NY. Daniel d.5/6/47 bur. Mt. Hope WI. Ruth Elizabeth bur. Mt. Hope, WI. Mary Jane VANVALKENBURG married an unk. WELLS possibly from the Mt. Hope area. My grandmother may have had a sister named Rosie. If anyone has any information I'd really appreciate hearing from you. Laura (Wells) Williams

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Alan Boyle Wed Oct 10 21:16:05 1998

Am seeking information on Michael BOYLE and Ellen HOWE, who were married at St. Dominic Church, Sinsinawa Mound in Grant County on Aug. 2, 1857. There's a brief notation at the convent house saying they were married with John BOYLE and Margaret QUINN as witnesses, but I would love to find more details as to parentage of either Michael or Ellen, or place of birth (they were both born in County Clare, Ireland). Their first child, also named Michael BOYLE, may have been born in Grant County later in 1857. Would love to have any details about his birth record. Many thanks, Alan Boyle (

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Jenni and Nick Lenz Fri Oct 2 21:38:15 1998

We are looking for the marriage place of Frank Peter SCHOLL and Kate Mayme KOPPEN. Frank Peter SCHOLL was born in Potosi (British Hollow) to Joseph SCHOLL on 25 February 1875. In Nov of 1904 Frank married Kate Mayme KOPPEN. She was the daughter of Ferdinand KOPPEN and Barbara LUDIGER. Barbara KOPPEN died 24 March 1889, shortly after her daughter Anna was born. Ferdinand KOPPEN and Barbara LUDIGER were married in Cassville however I don't know what church--I do know that they were Catholic). We have been trying to find out where Barbara KOPPEN was buried, along with Ferdinand's parents John and Cecila KOPPEN. I assume it is in or around Cassville. When we were in the Potosi/Tennyson and Cassville area the first part of September, we were unable to locate and of the cemetaries in the Cassville area. We were able to locate the St Andrews (new and old cemetary), In fact we think that we found the grave site of Joseph SCHOLL's father and mother (Peter SCHOLL and Willimina ROEMER. Frank SCHOLL and Mame KOPPEN were my husband's grandparents. Jenni and Nick Lenz


Pat Byrne Thurmes Wed Sep 30 15:58:22 1998

Looking for possible relatives of Michael BYRNE in the Cuba City, Grant County area of Wisconsin. Michael was born in County Armagh, Ireland, 1814; married to Catherine FARRELL (b. 1825 County Tyrone) in 1845, Cumberland, MD. Were in Bradford County, PA about 1847-1848. They resided in Clayton County, IA from about 1850-1885, then to Jones County, IA. Trying to determine if either Michael or Catherine had brothers or sisters. Their son, Father Felix Byrne, was pastor at St Rose parish in Cuba City about 1926-1928. They had 8 other children: Rose Ann, John, Bridget, Sarah, Mary Genevieve,Elizabeth, Michael (my grandfather), and Catherine. Michael and Catherine were my great grandparents. Does anything sound familiar? Pat Byrne Thurmes E-mail


Arlene Jorgensen Wed Sep 30 13:05:22 1998

I'm interested in any information someone may have on any early FOust/FAust (John Taylor-John Almarion) or WAYNE (Margurette Louisa) or FOSTER (Polly-George) families. I know that they settled in Crawford Co.around 1850's and a few married there. My GGGrandfather and family is buried in the Boydtown Cemetery, Crawford Co. At sometime they moved to Grant County. My Mother (Ellen Faust) was born in Boscobel 8/30/1915. I may want to buy the reprint of C.W. Butterfield's History of Grant Co., but if there is no history of the FOust/FAust or Wayne or Foster families there, it might not be worth it. So if there is anything, anyone can help me with, I would appreciate it.

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Scott Harris Wed Sep 16 02:15:11 1998

I am interested in locating any information regarding a Elijah RICHARDSON and family. Elijah RICHARDSON moved to an area of Grant County known as the Hurricane Settlement in about 1843. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Scott Harris


Roger and Sharon Scanland Mon Sep 14 22:56:22 1998

Cornelius GARVEY, said to have been born 16 Feb 1804 in New York, and his wife Saphronia LYONS (1810-1896) were living in Grant County, WI by 6 Aug 1853 when their son Cornelius Albert Garvey was born. They moved to Lincoln, Nebraska probably in the 1870s, to Red Oak, Montgomery Co. Iowa by 1880 and to Pierce Co., Nebraska by 1885, where they died.

A Cornelius and Sophronia GARVEY are listed in the 1850 census of Laona Township in Winnebago Co., ILL in 1850. Their children in that year included two who are known to have moved to Wisconsin: Clarissa, b. abt. 1849 and married Thomas SPICER in Wisconsin on 24 Jan 1867, and Irvin, who was born in 1847, married Jane VON WILAMOVITZ, died in 1914 and is buried in Mifflin, WI leaving children Clarissa, Julia and Ruth. We feel certain that the Cornelius and Sophronia of Illinois are the same as the Cornelius and Saphronia of Grant Co., WI.

Cornelius of Ill. also had children Jonathan, b. abt. 1834, George, b. abt 1837 and Mary A., b. abt. 1843. Seeking any data on the Garveys of Grant County; have info to share on the descendants of Cornelius's son Cornelius Albert GARVEY.


Peggy Tucker Wed Sep 9 22:28:07 1998

I am searching for any possible information that you may be able to find on George FRANCISCO, Sr. born in Boscobel, WI. His birth date is real important because different family members have different dates. Also interested in any information that may appear on any of his marriages/spouses. Believe that there were four. Also interested in any information on any siblings, parents, or children that may be available. My name is Peggy Tucker and my e-mail address is

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Peggy Tucker Wed Sep 9 22:17:15 1998

I am searching for any type of records available concerning George FRANCISCO, Sr., George FRANCISCO, Sr., or any other relatives of them. It is my understanding that George FRANCISCO, Sr. was born in Boscobel and am especially interested in his date of birth as several different family members have different dates. Also interested in his dates of marriages, I believe that there were four but maybe not all in Grant County. My name is Peggy Tucker and my e-mail address is Thank you very much for any assistance that you can provide.


Jeannie Briggs Wed Sep 9 16:02:12 1998

In Grant County, Wisconsin there are two small town, Bagley and Patch Grove. Can you tell me how these towns acquired their names? I have both BAGLEY and PATCH ancestors who were in the area during the 1800's.. Also, do you have anything in your records about Ephraim Patch SMITH of Wyalusing or a HARVEY family of Bloomington. Anything on the BAGLEYs would be of interest as well. Thank you very much..

Jeannie Briggs - 1029 Lathrop - Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701

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Shirley Shinners Wed Sep 9 12:12:11 1998

Looking for info about Catherine STOEBER b. 1863 in Germany. Came to US in 1873 with her mother and siblings. Married Henry Stoeber April 5,1883 in Grant County, Wi. Last found living in Liberty, Grant County, Wi in 1900. Believed to have 2 sons, Francis and Joseph b. January 16,1890 in Grant County. Catherine died 1900-1903. Looking for date of death or any other available info. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Shirley Shinners Thanks again


David Carlisle Mon Sep 7 01:23:12 1998

I am looking for descendants of Jonas Galusha BISHOP, who was born about 1812 in Cattaraugus County, NY. His siblings were Emmeline B. METCALF (my ancestor), Samuel H. BISHOP, and Lovina B. LINES. He married Mary Ann or Ester Ann BRACE in Ohio in 1839. He lived in NY until about 1848, where several children were born, including Cordelia, Louisa Ann, Marcella, Frances and Angeline. The 1860 Census shows him living in Millville, Grant County WI in 1860, with children Ellen and Jesse having been born in Wisconsin. We have an old letter suggesting he was living in Rudlands California about 1898. Any information would be appreciated.

David Carlisle

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Judy Sun Sep 6 23:36:08 1998

Christian ERICKSON born January 3, 1873, Grant County Wisconsin (Castle Rock?) or (Avaco ?)

Parents were Ever and Anna ERICKSON immigrants of Norway

This is all the information we have. Please help. Need any kind of information or guide lines.

Thank you,

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Judy Olson Sat Sep 5 13:51:27 1998

Hi, I'm looking for information on Willie (Willis or William) BARTHOLOMEW and his wife, Maria Jane (KEITH) BARTHOLOMEW, as well as their son, Andrew J. BARTHOLOMEW.

My gg grandmother Mariah Jane (KEITH) BARTHOLOMEW is buried in Old Rock Church Cemetery at Livingston, Grant Co. Wi. She probably died in the late 1800s. I'm basing that assumption on the fact that she was married in 1850 and her son, my great grandfather Andrew J. BARTHOLOMEW was born about 1854 (possibly in Martinsville or Martintown. I do not find either on a current map). I'm assuming that my gg grandfather Willie (William or Willis) BARTHOLOMEW may also be buried in Livingston.

Is there anyone in that area where I can get a lookup done for their death information and/or, hopefully, obituaries and maybe look for my great grandfather's birth information? If lookups are available, feel free to forward my message to them with a request that they let me know the cost of this work as I am on a limited research budget.

I would also like to find out if there were other children in the family besides Andrew.

Another researcher told me of a "Record of the Bartholomew Family" published in 1885 that exists in a library somewhere in Wisconsin. Would love to locate the book as well. Thanks for any help.

Judy Olson


Gary Hemmerling Fri Sep 4 19:32:28 1998

Researching the family of John M. OWENS. He is on the 1860 Census, Town of Platteville, Grant Co., Wisconsin. Pg. 56, dwelling 447, family 430 shows him to be 43 yrs, b. Wales with Ellen 43 yrs, b. Wales. Also listed are sons William (direct decendent, m. Caroline COULTER), John, Owen H., David, Thomas, Robert, Frank, George, and Albert. Interested in exchanging information.
Thank you,
Gary Hemmerling


Roberta Summer Thu Sep 3 11:10:28 1998

I am seeking information on Esther WORLEY who married William R. COBURN in Grant County Wisconsin. Esther might have been born in Washington County Virginia around 1826 to George WORLEY & Elizabeth BOWMAN. Esther married William R. COBURN the 18th. of June 1845 in Grant County Wisconsin. Esther & William's children might have been, Elizabeth COBURN, Mary COBURN and A.J.George W. COBURN. Would appreciate any help on the WORLEY & COBURN family. Roberta Summer at

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Joan Thompson Perry Sun Aug 30 12:15:23 1998

I am looking for any information on Amelia WIEKS. She was born in Paris (unknown when, but probably around 1830-40) according to a granddaughter. I am hoping it is Paris, WI in Grant County since my great-grandfather was born in Wisconsin. Amelia would have married a Victor THOMPSON. They are my great-great-grandparents. Thank-you. Joan (Thompson) Perry

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John Dailey Thu Aug 27 13:21:26 1998

Albert DAILEY (b. 05-10-1853 in Ohio, d. 03-11-1930 in Grant County - son of George W. DAILEY & Adeline CARRIER ). m. 1873 to Mary Jane BODENNER (b. 04-04-1855 in Wisconsin, d. 02-08-1929 in Grant County - daughter of Henry BODENNER & Johanne < ? > ).
Couple divorced in 1892(?), Albert m. 1893 to Margaret C. (MORRIS) PARISH, widow - Mary Jane m. 189(?) to Seward GARTHWAITE. Original offspring were: George, Gay, Oscar, Stephen Clarence, William, Bessie, & Ida (all born in Crawford County). Family resided in Crawford County, then some relocated to Grant County (probably after divorce).
Seeking: birthplace of Albert & Mary Jane, her mother's maiden name & origin, any other info.

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V. Heim Wed Aug 26 14:15:01 1998

Searching for "PAGENKOPF". My line of PAGENKOPF were primarily located in Blue Earth and Rice Counties, Minnesota; but before arriving in Minnesota in the 1870's they resided in Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin; several PAGENKOPF families remained until the 1990's. Any information on PAGENKOPF in Grant County, would be greatly appreciated; willing to exchange info.


George Fink Sun Aug 23 17:43:05 1998

I am searching for information on Leander BLAKESEE who was an early landowner in Grant Co. Any Help would be appreciated. Thanks.


M.A. True Wed Aug 19 17:55:24 1998

Looking for death date and buriel place of Arad MERRILL and wife SALLY (SARAH). They lived with or near their son Loenard Edson MERRILL & wife Caroline Elizabeth (BAKER) when md. in 1866 Beeman, Grant Co.,Wi. Leonard and Caroline bur. out of Glenhaven. They had a dau. Leota Kate who md. ca.1887 Benjamin ORR; Need info on this family also. M.A.(Merrill)

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Shelly Edwards Olsen Wed Aug 19 16:25:07 1998

I am wondering if you might know what kind of church records are available in the Beetown area. I am a descendant of Hiram and Dorcas HUDSON who settled in Beetown in 1840. There has been quite a bit of research done on this family but I am trying to find the names of Hiram's parents. I am hoping I might have some success with some church records. Hiram was a member of the M.E. Church of Providence. I know the church is no longer there but I am wondering how I might find out if and where records may be found? I live in Arizona but I plan on taking a trip to Bloomington for Christmas. I would like to get a few things lined up so I can spend some time researching the short time I will be back. Any info/advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Shelly Edwards Olsen email:

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Melissa Able Mon Aug 10 03:27:05 1998

I am looking for information on descendants of Alonzo Derrick MILLS b.8 Dec 1812 in Batavia, NY (son of James MILLS Sr. and Mary E DERICK) and Emily Jane TOWNSEND b. 11 Nov 1819 (daughter of Samuel TOWNSEND and Sarah Margaret PENCE). I have names and dates, but I am looking for other researchers to exchange historical information. Especially on their child Alonzo Oscar MILLS b. Oct 1853 in Montfort, WI (m. Mary Jane MARTIN b. Dec 1857) or their child, William E MILLS b. 1877 in Montfort, WI. Thank you.

Melissa Able

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Donald E. Curkeet Sun Aug 2 16:49:24 1998

Searching for any information on:
John (b. 1810 d. 1887) and Jane (MARTIN) CURKEET and their lineage.
Henry (b. 1857 d. 1931) and Mary Ann (BORROWS) ASHTON and their lineage.
William C. (b. 1850 d. 1924) and Mary E.(THOMPSON) ENLOE and their lineage.
William and Mary Ann (RICHARDS) JULIAN and their lineage.
John K. (b. 1821 d. 1876) and Susan DESEELHORST and their lineage.
John D. (b. 1806 d. 1869) and Mary (THEWARTHA) MARTIN and their lineage.
Lorenzo (b. 1807 d. 1883) and Roxey (MCCUMBER)MCNETT and their lineage.
John W. (b. 1822) and Catherine (WEBSTER) JONES and their lineage.
Albert (b. 1878 d. 1954) and Anna M. (BERTRAM) GOKE and their lineage.
Also looking for information on the lineage of their wives maiden names.
They, or their lineage, lived or are buried in or around Platteville WI.

Donald E. Curkeet

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Jo Ann Loghry Sat Aug 1 16:49:21 1998

I have been searching for the maiden name of Susannah POWELL. in 1850 she is alone with 4 ch. there were others not there at the time I see from her will. one missing from the 1860 census is Andrew J. POWELL. I am having a problem with the child that was in her home. called Mahala TAYLOR she was three in 1850 & is still there in 1860. in the will dated 1865 she is still listed as a TAYLOR & it is now known she is a grand daughter. I find her parents at the FHC listed as Josiah TAYLOR the mothers surname was COOK.her son John apparently died before 1865 his widow is executor of her will. she, Luzena (BATES?) POWELL she has an infant dau. also named Susannah. this infant child is named as inheritor of her property. in 1868 Luzena remarries to a man by the name of WOOD. Susannah (the mother) also has other children. Mahala, M. Robert WR TROUT, moves to FT. Leavenworth KS. Rachel,m. to STEWART. Cynthia Ann M. to a NEWBERRY. I still need the maiden name of the mother Susannah POWELL any help is certainly appreciated. in the history of it says in one of the books there, "History of Grant co" on pg. 773 those here at an early date were John NEWBERRY & a widow lady by the name of S. POWELL she located on the so. west corner of section 35. any help is certainly welcome!! I will share..........Jo Ann Loghry her son John may be on the statue on the square. I am assuming he d. in the war. I also would like to know in what unit he was in. could he have been in the 20th WI. with his brother in law Jesse A. FERRELL? or possibly the 14th?

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Kurt Senn Wed Jul 22 18:36:09 1998

I am doing my masters thesis using the overland journal of Mr. BUDD. He is from Lancaster in Grant County. He disappears in the mid 1870s and I was wondering if there was any information regarding his death or migration out of the county. Any information you could give would be most helpful and appreciated. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Sincerely, Kurt Senn


Gloria Trierweiler Wed Jul 29 18:29:01 1998

I spoke to Helen Mumm in Glen Haven who suggested I contact you about information regarding either the GREENWOOD or TRIERWEILER families. Both lived in Cassville for years.

On the GREENWOOD side there is James and Harriet, James was a MARSHALL in Cassville, Milton their son and his wife, Mamie SEELEY, (who are my grandmother and grandfather) and James' brother, Roy and his wife Mary GREENWOOD. That's as far back as I can go. If you can help me document any of these names I will be glad to pay the costs.

On the TRIERWEILER side there is Oliver (my grandfather) and Annie, she was an ACKERMAN, mother of Marie and Gerty AKERMAN-KIRSHBAUM. Oliver was married to Barbara DETRICH first and their sons were William, Edward, and Lawrence (born May 2, 1910. My father was Lawrence. He was first married to Luella WILCOMM who died in childbirth. Their child was Colleen TRIERWEILER who was raised by Katy and Henry WILCOMM her maternal grandparents. Lawrence TRIERWEILER married my mother, Pearl GREENWOOD (born June 18, 1908) - their children are, John, Gary, Gloria (me) and Dennis. Pearl GREENWOOD was married to a William LAUFENBERG first and their children were, Mildred, Milton, Roy, Wayne LAUFENBERG all born in Cassville.

Please let me know if you have any information. Thank You, Gloria Trierweiler

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Larry Johnson Wed Jul 29 08:26:12 1998

I'd like to learn more about my family from the period they lived in Glen Haven and those relatives who may remain in the area. My Great Great Grandfather Jacob SCHALLENBERGER, JR. and his Son Joseph Hanby SCHALLENBERGER, then age 4, settled in Grant County about 1849. They moved from my GGGGrandfather's homestead in Stark Co. Ohio. I understand that Jacob first came here with a brother in law named BROOKENS. Other children of Jacob and his wife Margaret BROOKENS are Jane, Elizabeth (Mariah), Hester (Hattie), Rebecca, Joseph Hanby, Elija, Abraham and Caroline all born in Ohio before 1849 and born in Wisconsin: George H., Frank A., William A. and Annette.

Jane b)1836 married John M. FRENCH and subsequently Alexander RAMSEY.
Elizabeth b)8/4/1838 married Walter Augustus SPRAGUE
Hester (Hattie) b)1841 married ? HAMMOND
Rebecca b) 1842 married Benjamin N. MOORE and later John DOLPHIN
Joseph b)4/23/1845 married Priscilla Jennie LONGMIRE and later Catherine Corrinne BALZER
Caroline b) 1847
Abraham b) abt 1851
George A. b) abt. 1849 married Mollie HELLMUND
Frank A. b) abt. 1853 married Deliah DAVIDSON
William A. b) abt. 1855 married Jennie MILLER
Annette b) abt. 1857

I believe that Jane's husband Alexander RAMSEY owned the Ramsey House an Inn located in Glen Haven. The family members who died there were buried at the Ramsey Cemetery.

Anyone with information on this family is encouraged to contact me.

Larry Johnson
100 Summit Avenue
Center City, MN 55012

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Judi Henkel Wed Jul 22 19:01:14 1998

Searching for information about my great grandparents, their ancestors and descendents. Henry HENKEL, B. 1826 in Hessia, Germany. Married Wilhelmina HOFF, b. 1828 in Hessia, Germany. Came to the US about 1860. Lived in Ellenboro Township and Cassville Township. Both are buried in Aupperle Cemetery, Ellenboro. Children: Elizabeth, Jacob C., Anna, Louis W., Francisco, Lena, Gustav Adolphus and John J. Elizabeth married John L. MENZEMER; they had two daughters, Leona and Orah. Anna married a man with the surname JEIDE.

Judi Henkel


Brian Bassler Tue Jul 21 14:50:09 1998

Hi all, I'm searching for any information on the following:
(3 generations in Grant County)

Thomas LAIRD
b. 1815 Ireland
d. 1877 Monfort, WI
b. 1819 Bucks Co., PA
d. 1906 Monfort, WI

Thomas LAIRD
b. 1843 Monfort, WI
d. 1934 Keya Paha, NE
b. 1844 Monfort, WI
d. 1921 Monfort, WI

William Seward LAIRD (my g-grandfather)
b. 1861 Montfort, WI
d. 1928 Wadena, MN
Thresea (POKORNY) LAIRD (my g-grandmother)
b. 1869 Pilsen, Austria
d. 1922 Glendive, MO

Anything look familiar? Email me:
I have lots of info on this part of the Laird family from my grandmother and willing to share.
Happy hunting and have a great day.



Barbara Krueger Mon Jul 20 13:23:08 1998

GRAVES - Candace Nelson GRAVES HARELSON, b 1/9/1832 Warren Co.OH, moved to Lancaster area with her parents from Warren Co, married to John Burgess HARELSON, had several children in Lancaster area, d. 7/15/1918 Stockton, CA. Father was Henry Benton GRAVES and mother was Lurena Ann HOWELL. Candace had a brother, Newton GRAVES.

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David W. Taft Sun Jul 19 16:07:17 1998

I am researching the following Grant County families: Thomas R. THOMAS (1808-1886), John H. MCLIMANS (1831-1899), Silas S. MCGHAN (1800-1863), Thomas L. WALKER (1825-1907). All families settled in Grant county in the 1850's - 1860's. Would be interested in exchanging information with anyone researching these lines.

David W. Taft
2805 Turnberry Dr. #1014
Arlington, TX 76006

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Bluieslady Sun Jul 19 00:03:04 1998

Looking for any relatives of Mary M. COUNTERMAN and John Stephen HUDSON who were married in Grant County, Wisconsin 2 Nov 1856. She was the daughter of Abram L. and Ann Mary COUNTERMAN. Later Abram and some of his other children are found living in Illinois. I have not found out what happened to the above named couple, namely Mary M. and John S. HUDSON. Any data would be appreciated.

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Judy Harris Tue Jul 14 19:35:04 1998

My ggrandfather was in the Wisconsin Inf. Co. K35 from Grant County. Simon HAW Born in England in 1841. He was buried in Iowa but lived in Grant County as a boy. His parents were John Simon and Mary LAZENBY HAW. They were buried in Grant County. Do you have any information? Thanking you in advance for your time and consideration. Judy Harris


Joan R. Jones Tue Jul 14 15:28:18 1998

Looking for information on Frans or Frank BROMERT, BRANNER, BRAMETT, BRAMERT, BRANALT. Born Prussia 2 February 1816. Citizen U.S.A. 9 April 1856. Died 25 January 1891. Married Elizabeth (Maria Elizabeth) ELSKAMP born Rhade or Rheda, Germany 8 September 1821. Came to America 1845 or 1849. Three children born in Potosi, Grant County, WI. John 30 April 1851 to 30 August 1851, Margaret 24 February 1854 and Mariam Susaman 27 June 1858 to 3 March 1860. Moved to Lyons, IA and then to Carroll, IA. Joan R. Jones


Edwin Broadus Sun Jul 12 20:52:12 1998

Can anyone tell me where BREWSTER'S Ferry was located in Grant Co. in the 1840's. Supposedly it was a populated area and presumably the location of a ferry service.


Sid Ewer Tue Jul 8 17:44:10 1998

I am a descendent of Ruell EWER and Ellen WAMSLEY who married and lived in Cassville, Wisconsin in the 1850s and 1860s. Ruell EWER died in 1863 I think in the Civil War shortly after enlisting, but I also have information that he died in Cassville in 1863. Ellen later (1865) married Sam HIGGINS in Glen Haven and they wound up moving to Nebraska. Ellen Wamsley was the daughter of Charles and Sarah WAMSLEY who immigrated from England with five children. I think Sarah came a couple of years before Charles did. I am looking for additional information on Charles and Sarah, and on Ellen and Ruell. I know nothing of Ruell, except that he supposedly came from Pennsylvania. Ellen's brother, Charles, supposedly worked for Governor Dewey; Charles's wife supposedly also worked with Governor Dewey. Charles was also a Justice of the Peace and on the school board.
I am Sid Ewer, email:
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Rita Kingkade Mon Jul 6 22:10:26 1998

I am seeking information on a Lawrence BOHMAN from Grant County. The spelling of both first and last names may not be correct -- I had sketchy information to work with, so could be Laurence or BOHMANN or any surname that phonetically sounds similar. I am searching on behalf of a relative. This person may have attended La Crosse State Teacher's College in the 1920s.
Rita Kingkade


Nancy Delphenich Sat Jun 27 21:31:26 1998

DOWNS, SULLIVAN, HIRD, UREN, McDONALD - Am compiling genealogy on descendants of Christopher (Kit) DOWNS and wife Elizabeth (Betty) SCHOFFIELD. There children were as follows:
Anna DOWNS b. 1835 married William SULLIVAN
Agnes DOWNS b. 1838 married Emanuel HIRD
Michael DOWNS b. abt 1842 married ?
Elizabeth DOWNS b. 1843 married ? UREN
Robert DOWNS b. 1846 married Malinda DAY and possibly a first wife?
Eliza DOWNS b. abt 1848 married Felix McDONALD
Descendants live in Grant, LaFayette & Iowa counties, Wisconsin Will gladly exchange information. Thank you.
Nancy Delphenich - - 27 June 1998

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Vicki Leimback Sat Jun 27 01:37:05 1998

ALLING, Calvin P., Elizabeth, Jane and Edward. Edward b abt 1822 OH m. Eliza Jane Dean. Calvin, Elizabeth, Imri and Edward all homesteaded in Grant County in the 1850's. Edward and Eliza's children: Miranda Minerva, Cordella, Edward Jr., Laura Charlotte, Josephine M., and Flora A. Please email Vicki Leimback.


Barbara Baier Moore Sat Jun 13 21:20:08 1998

I am searching for descendants of John STURMER (born 25 March 1820 in Filzen, Germany) and his wife, Barbara BARTHEN (born 22 Oct 1830 in Lieser, Germany.) I have been researching this family for several years. I have located descendants of Barbara BARTHEN's brothers in MN, TX, OR, MN and have visited others who remained in Lieser. I have much information on the STURMER-BARTHEN family of Grant County, as I am a great-granddaughter of this couple. I seek to extend my knowledge of present generations and will share the information I have. Please contact me if you also descend from John and Barbara STURMER of Beetown and Cassville.

Barbara Baier Moore,
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Lucinda Moench Sat Jun 13 08:30:00 1998

Need information on Erdman MOENCH and Henrietta GUDERIAN living in Cassville, Grant County about 1865. Also, possible burial of one son in this area. Family moved on to IA . No other info at this time for this area.

Lucinda Moench


Marita Brewer-Lee Tue Jun 9 19:46:01 1998

I am seeking to find the ancestry of my great-grandfather, William Shannon COOK. He was in Grant Co. by 1840 when he bought land from John P. COOK. Wm. married Anna BATES at Hazel Green in Grant Co. in 1847. They lived in Lafayette Co., near Benton, then at Clifton--Livingston area in Grant Co. until 1875. Other COOK families also lived in that area at the same time. Were they related? William S. COOK was born in Ohio abt. 1812/14, his father is said to have been born in New Jersey. William S. COOK died near Simpson, Mitchell Co. Kansas in 1890. Anna BATES died near there in 1900. Seeking any COOK--BATES family information of ones who lived in that area of Grant Co. WI. 1840 to 1870.

Thanks Marita Brewer-Lee ...

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Duane Olson Tue Jun 9 16:57:17 1998

I am seeking information about John BENNOR who obtained land through the General Land Office in Grant County in the year 1854. I believe there might be a connection between John BENNOR and Griffen BENNOR. Griffen BENNOR, who is in my wife's family line, married Emily MERRITT of Grant County. Emily was born in Grant County on 11 Nov 1848. Griffen BENNOR was born on 25 Oct 1838, probably in Jo Daviess County, IL. I have no other information about John BENNOR, but thought that perhaps the two Bennors might be related. I have been unable to trace the parents of Griffen BENNOR, so I thought that, if John BENNOR was related it would provide some help. The BENNOR family name is not a common one.

Any help, or information about either John or Griffen BENNOR would be much appreciated.

Duane Olson


Judy Benish Thu Jun 4 22:45:05 1998

Seeking information on descendants of Jesse T. DAILEY & Rachel A. THORP DAILEY, who were married in Potosi WI, July 5, 1865. Children- Rachel May, who married George CURRANT, 1885 in Potosi, Samuel W. DAILEY; Mary Jane DAILY who m. Jean Wilmer SMITH 7/9/1888 in Potosi; John m. Katie LA PORT 12/11/1897 in Potosi; Adelaide b. 1876 m. William ROSE 7/4/1898, d. 1963, buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Platteville; Margaret m. Beryl Dean BUDWORTH 5/26/1898 d. Dubuque, IA 1904; Jessie A. m. 1. Herman SCHNERING, 2. Sam HARMON (lived in Milwaukee in 1929); Serena; Josiah or d. 1933 buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Platteville; and Grace Pearl, b. 12/22/1889 in Potosi, m. James SCHRIGLEY, living in Platteville when her mother died in 1929. Any information appreciated.

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Roberta Summers Thu Jun 4 17:57:14 1998

Am seeking information on the Adam WOODS & Louisanna WORLEY family. They had 8 children namely, Esther, Sarah Jane, Edith, Amanda, Thomas Wesley, Mary , Avery & Elizabeth. Who did Esther, Thomas & Mary marry and what happened to them? All 8 children were born in Grant county WI.Any help on this family would be appreciated. Roberta Summers at

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Roberta Summers Tue Jun 2 17:53:13 1998

Seeking information on Elizabeth BOWMAN WORLEY RAYMOND. Elizabeth died the 4th. Sep 1889 at Boscobel Grant county WI.but where was she buried? Elizabeth married first John George Worley and after his death she married Wm Stephen Raymond in Green county WI. Any help would be appreciated and I am willing to share. Roberta Summers at


Roberta Summers Tue Jun 2 11:50:16 1998

I am seeking information on Richard C. KELLY & Sophia NOWELL Richard & Sophia were married around 1850 in Indiana county PA They had 7 children and they were: Margaret L., Joseph, William, Mary Ann, Matilda, Richard E., & Coulous. Margaret was born in PA and the next 4 were born in Scott county IA. Richard & Coulous were born in WI. Richard & Sophia moved with their son William to Gregory co. So. Dakota and that is where I lost them. What happened to all these children? Did Richard & Sophia die in Gregory Co. and William moved on or did they go also? Richard and family were on the Grant co. census for 1870 & 1880. Would appreciate any help and I am willing to share. Roberta Summers at

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Lisa J. Jones Tue Jun 2 02:09:07 1998

I am seeking information about my DEGENHARDT / BOURRETTE line of Grant county, Wisconsin....Charles Herbert Degenhardt ("Herb") : son of Charles C. ("Charley") DEGENHARDT & Mary Agnes ("Maime") ELLIOTT. b. 28 Jan 1912 Mt Hope, Mt. Hope Township, Grant county, WI. d. 16 Sep 1997 Blue River, Grant county, WI. married Geraldine Elaine Bourrette 1932 at St Lawrence O'Toole Catholic Church in Mt. Hope, Grant county, WI. Geraldine Bourrette was the daughter of Gene Bourrette and Leone Frye and was born on 27 Jan 1915 in Millville, Grant county, WI.

("Herb" and Geraldine DEGENHARDT were my Grandparents).

Children of Gene Bourrette & Leone Frye:

1.) Elizabeth ("Beth") Bourrette b.17 Dec 1918 d. 26 Jul 1993. married _______ Conklin of Kenosha, WI.

2.) Brian Bourrette b. 29 Oct 1908 d. Apr 1971 married-UNKNOWN. (S.S. card issued from state of Iowa.)

3.) Lela Bourrette b & d UNKNOWN married James McCluskey of Mt. Ida, Grant county, WI.

4.) Geraldine Elaine Degenhardt --details listed above.

I have color photographs of Frye, McCluskey, Bourrette, Degenhardt family grave stones and would like to share family info. with those who married into the DEGENHARDT families. Please see other family connections as posted. Please email me at: Lisa J. Jones--DEGENHARDT-L@ROOTSWEB Listowner

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Lisa J. Jones Tue Jun 2 02:09:07 1998

I am searching for information into the BEINBORN / DEGENHARDT families of Grant and Crawford counties of Wisconsin. My Degenhardt line remains mostly in Grant county and am looking for possible links of my Grandparents, Charles Herbert ("Herb") Degenhardt and Geraldine Elaine Bourrette family's to any Beinborn families of the area. Please email for specifics at: Lisa J. --Listowner.

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Rose Harnden Tue May 26 13:14:22 1998

I am researching the WILKINSON family that settled in Grant CO, William Henry WILKINSON was born 1829 in Cornwell, Eng, and marr. Catherine_______, she born 9 Dec. 1927 in Durnaham, Eng.. their children were......(1-) Francis W. WILKINSON b, 18 Jul 1861, (2-) John WILKINSON b, 4 Aug 1865 in Fairplay, Grant Co, Wisc., was marr. to Miss Riker and had dau. Hannah, 1901 in Iowa (3-) Sarah J. WILKINSON, born 23 Jun 1867, (4-) William Hery WILKINSON, JR. born 14 Oct 1869 and died 25 Jul 1870..
I would very much appreciate any inf on these people of their ancestors and decendants.. THANK YOU VERY MUCH..


Kathy Exner Schenck Mon May 25 21:27:01 1998

My Grandmother Elizabeth "Bessie" WELLS EXNER was born Sept 19, 1877 in Boscobel, WI. Her parents were Thomas Morris WELLS b: 1844 probably in NY and her mother was Eliza Jane MUFFLEY b: 1852 in Fairplay, WI married in 1871. I know that he went by the name Morris WELLS and was a cooper (made wooden barrels). Does anyone know any more than this?


Tammy Wild Mon May 25 02:03:17 1998

William KAY, b: Abt. 1813 in Leeds, West Riding (Yorkshire) England, d: May 27, 1855 in Big Patch, Smelser Township (Grant) WI married Elizabeth BOOTH, b: in England, d: March 1878 in Big Patch (Grant) WI. William KAY was a "primitive" Methodist Minister. They had 9 children: Joseph, John, Benjamin, Bessy KAY HILTON, Mary Ann KAY, b: August 07, 1845 in Big Patch (Grant) WI, d: August 31, 1909 in Linn Co IA married David WILD m: October 02, 1862 in Smeltzer (Grant) WI, Sarah KAY, William KAY, James KAY, Frank KAY.


Rob Esse Fri May 15 22:57:01 1998

Hello, I am hoping you can help me locate info & descendants of my ggg-grandma Charlotte WRIGHT HARRINGTON who died in 1875 in Bloomington, Grant co., WI at about age 50. She was married to James Monroe HARRINGTON [1822-1910] who was born in Hebron, Washington co., NY and died in Austin, MN, but was returned to Grant county for burial beside his wife according to his obit. Their daughter, Adelia May HARRINGTON [1848 Hebron NY - 1928 Austin, MN], married 1] David CUTSHAW in 1875 who died in 1877 and 2] Albert CORSON in Patch Grove or Beetown, WI in 1880. The CORSONs lived near Postville, IA and Independence, IA before moving to Austin, Mower Co., MN area about 1900. Any leads, obits, cemetery, etc. would be appreciated. Rob Esse, Little Falls, MN


Judy Eustice Fri May 15 11:04:28 1998

Ever ERICKSON and wife Annie ERICKSON. Natives of Norway came to the states early 1840's settled in Grant County Wis. Moved to Iowa about 1884. Would like any information you might have. This is all that is available to us.
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Jayne Hill Sat May 9 15:25:00 1998

Am searching for information on John TALICH who came to Grant County, WI from Bohemia around 1855. Would like to hear from anyone with any info on the TALICH family.
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Nora Doyle Stafford Fri May 8 20:38:05 1998
I have located many of my relatives living in Hazel Green, Wisconsin in Grant county. I am specifically looking for relatives with the DOYLE surname. I am looking for John DOYLE b. 1811 County Wicklow , Ireland and his spouse, Mary Brady DOYLE, b. 1821 also in County Wicklow, Ireland. They had six children, 8 children, Terence,b. 1841, Anna, Thomas,b.1853, James,b. 1854, Garret,b.1855, Sarah, b. 1860, Edward, 1861, and John. I know that John and Mary emigrated from Ireland, in 1846. John was married twice, his first wife's maiden name was Farrell, they had four children, two of which were living in 1880. Their names were Terence and Anna. I am looking for any information on this family. I think that John DOYLE may have had some brothers living in the area. I am trying to find out if this is indeed true. I have a Garrett DOYLE living next to Garret, Jr. listed on the 1900 Soundex. He was born in 1825 in Ireland. His wife's name was Rosa. She was born in 1826.

Also listed on the 1880 census for Grant County are possible brothers of John DOYLE: Patrick DOYLE, b. 1809, Andrew DOYLE, b. 1813.

Any information is much appreciated!
Nora Doyle Stafford

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Gayle Rogers Thu May 7 19:07:01 1998
I'm looking for information on the surname WHITEAKER in Grant County, WI. I'm helping a friend, Rodney Whiteaker, who lives in California, but was raised in WI. Any help you could provide would be appreciated. We're beginners just starting out in this.


Julie H. Ganis Thu May 7 18:27:22 1998
I found an original land grant in an antique store today in Florida. It is issued to a Daniel ROSEMAN of Grant Co, WISC, dated Nov 10, 1855. Says township 6, section 3, etc. It is signed by Pres. Franklin Pierce. I didn't buy it because it was $400! But someone that is a descendant may splurge for it! It is a nice size and in good condition for framing. Julie H. Ganis, 256 16th Ave NE, St Petersburg, FL 33704.


Bud Engelhardt Wed May 6 10:56:13 1998
I am researching my mothers side of the family. Does anybody have a connection to the following? Joseph WELLARD, b. 1762-1789 in Eng, d. bef. 1878, m. Mary HARUDEN, b. 1764-1790 in ENG, m. 1784-1828, d. bef. 1878. They are the parents of Joseph WILLARD (2) b. 17 Nov 1816 in Co. Kent, ENG, d. 8 Sep 1908 in North East, Erie Co., PA, m. Philanda ? b. 1802-1826, d. bef. 1850. They are the parents of Francis WILLARD b. 20 Nov 1842 in Chatauqua Co., NY, d. 24 Nov 1885 in Wyalusing, Grant Co., WI, m. Marion GULICK b. May 1852 in Grant Co., WI, d. Jan.1919 in WI. They are the parents of George, Ira, and Arthur WILLARD. George is my grandfather. He was born 8 May 1880 in Wyalusing, Grant Co., WI, d. 23 Apr 1977 in Yakima, YakimaCo., WA, m. Bessie Naomi TOWNSEND, daughter of Olive LIBBY and Mark Wheeler TOWNSEND, both of Hurricane, WI. Bessie was b. 14 Feb 1883 in Beetown, Grant Co., WI. She d. 28 May 1935 in Hunters,Stevens Co., WA. They were married 26 June 1901 in Mt. Hope, Grant Co., WI. They are the parents of Mark, Olive, and Frances WILLARD, all of which were born in Stevens Co., WA. Frances is my mother. I will answer all inquiries and share all my research. Thank you. Bud Engelhardt, 23108 East Nora, Spokane, WA 99207


Donald E. Ayers Sun May 3 18:06:29 1998
I am trying to find the ancestors of Margaret MARSHALL, born circa 1824, possibly in Ireland. She married John HOGAN in Galena, Illinois on November 25, 1850. They lived in Hazel Green where at least three of their children, Thomas Walter, John Patrick, and James Timothy, were baptized at St. Joseph's Church. They migrated to Kansas, probably Douglas Counties, between 1857 and 1860.

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Glen McKenzie Sun May 3 11:34:10 1998
FARGUSON, John - I am looking for information on John FARGUSON, his wife Sarah MORRISON and their children: Mary Jane, William, Thomas Joseph and Margaret who were in Grant County between 1859 and 1865. Any assistance is appreciated.

Glen McKenzie
P.O. Box 1767
Swan River, Manitoba
Canada R0L-1Z0


Dale Mathre Sat Apr 18 19:19:04 1998

Seeking any info on Joseph William CERO b. 2 June 1878 in Grant Co., WI. Died 28 Sep 1945 in Chickasaw Co., IA. He was son of John CERO and Josephine BIEZEMANN (exact spelling of her name not known). 1900 Iowa Census indicates family emigrated to U.S. from Germany (may be Poland today) in 1874. This same census lists family name as ZERO. Family stories indicate original name was CEROBINSKI or similar spelling. Am most interested in learning about family origins. Note: Joseph CERO had known siblings Frank b. 1882, Rosa M. b. 1884, John b. 1885 and Ella b. 1891.


P.R. Orr Tue Apr 14 19:20:09 1998

The HUTCHCROFT family settled in the Beetown, Grant Co., WI ca 1858 coming from Canada and before that from Co. Yorkshire, England. One branch of the WI family went to Oregon. Would like to contact living descendants.


Robert Fletcher Sat Apr 11 18:28:06 1998

Interested in Mary Jane FLETCHER, b 2 Sept. 1834, Elizabeth, Lafayette Co., Wisc. d 21 Sept. 1930, Lancaster, Grant Co., Wisc. married Nathan Shoemaker, b ------------------- d 17 June 1864, Battle of Kennesaw Mt. Ga. Civil War on 8 April 1851, JoDaviess Co., Il. Children: ???


Holly Reckord Sat Apr 11 15:13:21 1998

I'm looking for info (and have some) on Eben J. Reckord born in Patch Grove in 1862 to Sarah JOHNSON RECKORD and Eben (Ebenezer) J. RECKORD. Sarah was born in England, Eben, Sr. in Pennsylvania.

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Shelly Edwards Olsen Sat Mar 28 09:43:29 1998

I have done research on quite a few names from Grant Co. and also gone to some counties from New England where some of Grant Co ancestors originated. The surnames that I have info on are: HUDSON, COOPER, FISH, MAGONIGAL (MCGONIGLE), EDWARDS. I would be happy to share what info I have.

I have been doing research on the Hiram HUDSON family and his wife Dorcas FISH Hudson. I have info on their families from Pennsylvania before they moved to Wisconsin. I am looking for anyone who might have any pictures of Hiram and Dorcas Hudson and their children. I have some of Benjamin Hudson but would love to find one of Dorcas. Shelly Edwards Olsen

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Alice Smethurst Sun Mar 22 12:03:23 1998

Looking for information about Christian Gottlieb DOELZ b abt 1833 in Germany. He married Rebecca PECK born abt 1832 in Germany. The 1880 census lists 7 children born between 1856 and 1878. All but one born in Platteville. Both parents died in Platteville.


Dawn Christenson Wed Mar 18 19:11:04 1998

I am looking for information on Dorthia and Ole Olson NORDNESS who lived in Wattertownship around 1880. Ole NORDNESS died in Wattertownship around 1884. Their children's names were: Knut, Julia, Anna and Henry.


Mabry Benson Sun Mar 15 01:10:03 1998

I am looking for descendants of Charles H & Mary Ludlum COX. He lived in Prattville, Grant Co, Wisc at the time of his death 19 Mar 1909. Children named in his obituary are James COX, Sarah THOMPSON, Nellie JOHNSON, Jennie, Mrs. George BURTON, Mrs. Charles BURTON, Charles COX, and W. O. COX. Mabry Benson, 62 Eureka Ave, Kensington, Calif. 94707. Thanks.

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Ron Prudhomme Thu Mar 12 20:12:05 1998

We are writing to see if anyone can be of help to us. We are looking for any information on Maggie and James SMOTHERS. They were married July 3rd 1897 Grant county. We think her maiden name was LANGHENBURGER? They were living in Mount Hope in Feb. 1911. (rfd #2 box 19 Mount Hope Wi.). We have a letter that was sent to them from C.E. SMOTHERS to his sister-in law Maggie. He was looking for a home for his son Earl as his wife passed away and he could not care for him. C.E. is my Grandfather and we are trying to find any relation. We don't know what C.E. stands for but were hoping somewhere he is named by his brother Jim. Anything you can do will be appreciated.


Richard A. Conner Sun Mar 1 13:08:21 1998

I have a record of an Esau WEB(B) married to Laura Jane WILLIAMS on 3March1884 in Jamestown, Grant Co., WI. I have Esau's birth as 2April1860,WI and death as 30June1907,SD
Parents fist names: Thomas and Ann (both probably born in England) This is the earliest record I have of the WEB(B) branch of my family.
If you could help me find more information, I would be very greatful. Thank You.
Richard A. Conner
3241 Odell Hwy
Hood River,OR

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Ray Kohler Sat Feb 28 23:10:05 1998

I am seeking info on the SEIPPEL family from Glen Haven,Wi. My GGrandmother Anna SEIPPEL was born in Glen Haven on May 8 1864, her fathers name was Adam SEIPPEL. Anyone with info on the SEIPPEL family please contact me. Thank You, Ray Kohler Larsen, Wi.


Paula Via Sat Feb 28 15:24:20 1998

I am looking for information on Nehemiah BONHAM, born February, 1770 in Loudoun Co., VA and died Hurricane, WI October 24, 1845. Married Isabella SCOTT in Wytheville, VA 1798; moved to Blount Co., TN with father Benjamin Sr., mother, Phoebe ONEY, and at least two other brothers, Martin and Benjamin, Jr. about 1809. Moved to WI after 1820. Any information would be appreciated.

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James Dull Wed Feb 25 21:31:06 1998

Fisher and Hannah DULL moved to Grant Co. sometime between 1870-1890. Hannah's maiden name was CHAMBERLAIN.

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BJ Wood Sun Feb 22 22:24:05 1998

I'm new to this so hopefully this makes sense. My grandpa was George Kenneth Keene born in Wyalusing, Grant Co Wisconsin. His father Charles born Hurricane Corners, Grant Co.etc
Samuel Bisbee married Lydia SHATTUCK
Oliver Franklin married Jane SHAPPELL
Charles Franklin married Mable Jane SHAPPELL
George Kenneth married Mable CRABTREE

Bj Wood

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Denise Odeh Sun Feb 22 19:49:00 1998

I am searching for information on my grandparents. He was Milford Grant GREEN. She was Vivian KITELINGER. My mother was Elaine GREEN< born May 18, 1936.


Wally Sun Feb 22 05:51:01 1998

CURTISS/CURTIS, Daniel, married to a Nancy who was his 2nd wife. Living in Hickory Grove 1860 with 2 children, Charles F., Julia A. Came from Farmington, Jefferson Co. after divorce around 1855. Originally from NY. Moved to Clinton, MO around 1862. Any info on marriage, maiden name of wife, childrens birth dates. His sister Eliza was living nearby with her husband David COLE. contact Wally at

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Frank Bevc Fri Feb 20 20:18:17 1998

Benjamin WAYNE - Looking for information on Benjamin WAYNE who moved to Grant County around 1832-34 from Edgar County Illinois, likely with his son Benjamin Franklin WAYNE and his family. Ben Sr. was born in Virginia in 1756, moved first to Kentucky and claims against his estate in Edgar County Illinois say that he was a resident of Grant County when he passed away around September 1838. Any information about the the WAYNE family would be appreciated, particularly a record of his death or burial. Please email to Frank Bevc, Orlando Florida at
Thanks for your help.
Frank Bevc

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Marita Lee Wed Feb 18 10:41:16 1998

My great-grandfather, William Shannon COOK came to Grant Co. WI. in 1840. He married Anna BATES in Hazel Green, WI. 9 Nov. 1847. They lived for a while at Benton, then settled near Livingston in the Clifton-Arthur area. Their 10 children were all born there. They moved to LaHarpe, Hancock Co. IL. in about 1875, and were in Kansas by 1880. Were the other COOK's living at Clifton in the 1850's related? I have found no parents, siblings or cousins to connect with William S. or Anna (BATES) COOK. Sure would appreciate any help. Thanks


Bob Nobis Sat Feb 14 16:17:00 1998

Looking for info on the death and burial of Heinrich Ferdinand NOBIS and Ida (Edith) Pauline NOBIS (KRAUSSE) in or near Lancaster.

Concerning the death of Heinrich, The Fennimore Times, 10 July 1907, in an article concerning the visit to Lancaster by Richard NOBIS, indicated that Richard had not visited Lancaster since they moved to Illinois (Hanover, Jo Daviess co.) 33 years earlier, after the death of his father. This places the year of death at about 1873-1874.

The newspaper article also, indicated that Richard NOBIS's mother [Ida (Edith) NOBIS] died two years before his visit, and the body was buried in Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin. This places the year of death of Ida at about 1905. It is believed that she may have died in Hanover, Jo Daviess c., IL, but the body was brought to Lancaster for burial. Most likely next to the grave of Heinrich NOBIS. The article also indicated that Ida was a great friend of grandma WEBER. I would also like to identify who grandma WEBER was.

Bob Nobis
Mesa, AZ

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Tricia Carothers Wed Feb 11 22:13:27 1998

Looking for information on Silas MCCAPES/MACAPES believed he died 1883, Bloomington, Grant Co., WI. 1860 census shows he lived there w/2 sons, Ranson MCCAPES and Marvn MCCAPES. I have very little info but am happy to share what I've got! Thanks!


Jim Bray Tue Feb 510 14:58:29 1998

Seeking to contact descendents of William BRAY, d. 1856, Grant County, WI. Lived in Smelser Township from approximately 1840 until death in 1856. Was married to Rebecca "Bettie" MCCASLIN BRAY. These BRAYs had migrated from Randolph County, NC via Williamson County, TN and Bond, County, IL. Left Randolph County, NC in 1815. Had sons: William BRAY, Younger BRAY, Jesse BRAY, Alfred BRAY, Harmon BRAY. Had daughter: Susan BRAY who married a STUBBLEFIELD in Bond, County, IL in 1829.


Tom Trenary Barker Thu Feb 5 18:05:11 1998

TRENARY, Phillip - Immigrated to Grant County from Cornwall, England in 1845. As the new kid on the Internet block, I need someone's help. Last fall I saw a brief describtion of a Phil(l)ip Trenary genealogy. Now I can not find it again. I am working on Trenary families and would like to find the Web site again. Tom Trenary Barker 850 E River Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686


Lori Gothier Sun Feb 1 10:54:17 1998

I am looking for information for a Edward Paul (Philip) GOTHIER . He was married in Grant County on November 22, 1854 to a Alice Cecilia WHITE. She was born June 2, 1836 in County of Wexford, Ireland. Thank you, Lori Gothier


Bill Breihan Sun Feb 1 00:03:17 1998

I am researching an early settler to the Platteville area named John CLAYTON. He immigrated from England and took up farming in what was to become Big Patch some time between 1838 and 1840. His wife was Thomeson (Hannah) CHAPMAN. They were married with two daughters, Mary and Jane, when they arrived in Big Patch. They had seven more children, including my great-great grandmother Sarah M. CLAYTON (who married John KOPP, son of Carroll KOPP also of Big Patch who came from Prussia in the early 1840s). I am interested in learning more about the CLAYTONs and locating descendents.

I am researching a family of early Platteville settlers named CHAPMAN. My 3-great grandmother Thomeson (Hannah) CHAPMAN married John CLAYTON and immigrated from England in the 1830s. They settled in what was to become Big Patch just south of Platteville sometime between 1838 and 1840. There were three prominent CHAPMANs living in the Platteville during this period: John, Robert and Thomas. They all arrived in the 1830s. (Robert arrived July, 1834). I suspect Thomeson was related. Was John CHAPMAN the father of Robert, Thomas and Thomeson?

I am researching a family of early Grant Co. settlers named KOPP. Carroll (Carl) KOPP immigrated from Duttweiler, Prussia in the early 1840s and settled in what was to become Big Patch just south of Platteville. They had three children when they arrived. They had seven more in Big Patch, including my great-great grandfather John KOPP. They farmed, as did their neighbors the CLAYTONs and the CHAPMANs. The three families made up nearly half the Big Patch population of 60. They intermarried. I descend from all three families. I'd like to learn more about Big Patch and the KOPP family. I'd liked to locate interested descendents.


Pam Daugherty-Labunski Sat Jan 31 15:36:06 1998

My name is Pam Daugherty-Labunski. I am trying to verify that my great- grandmother, Serena DAUGHERTY's (wife of Ed. DAUGHERTY; both of Boscobel) maiden name was, in fact, WAYNE and she was a descendant of General Mad Anthony WAYNE of the American Revolution.


Charles Sime Thu Jan 29 21:07:04 1998

Looking for info on my gr. parents. Edward Meyer and his wife Julia Louisa LADENDORF. They lived in Muscoda, Grant Co. and ran or owned the Meyers Hotel in Muscoda. My mother Lorraine MEYER married Harold SIME from Readstown. My gr mother died in 1947 in Muscoda. Don't know when my gr. father passed away. Thank you for your help. Charles Sime


Nancie L. Dobyns Wed Jan 28 18:45:00 1998

I am searching for Victor MUDICA & Leona POWERS [could be HARDY]


Mike Birkett Sun Jan 25 11:04:01 1998
Looking for information on the following individuals:
BIRKETT, James b. Lincolnshire, England 1816 d. 1874 Hazel Green
BIRKETT, Sarah b. Lincolnshire, England 1820 d. 1879 Hazel Green

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Charles Nathan Dickinson Mon Jan 19 00:06:18 1998
Would like any information about Edwin Dickinson b.1843 or his father, possibly named Joseph, from Patch Grove WI. Grant Co. Thank You!


LaVeryl Andrews Fri Jan 16 09:39:16 1998
Elizabeth BASS married ______ RICH and lived in Platteville, G, Wis. They had children Porter, Elisha, Dwight and Elizabeth. I believe was about 1848.


Connie Bastian Thu Jan 8 19:46:25 1998

Seeking information on William WHITESIDES and his wife Mary WHITESIDES. In Hazel Green, Grant County, WI from approx. 1846 through 1851. In 1850 census. Married in Grant county in 1846. Mary WHITESIDES born approx. 1813 in Redruth, Cornwall, England, dgt of William EDWARDS. Mary WHITESIDES' first husband was John CURRY, also of Redruth, Cornwall. EDWARDS AND CURRY still in England in 1841 British census. WHITESIDES, and some members of CURRY AND EDWARDS family may have treveled together to Wisconsin in early 1840s. Also seeking info. on Wm. WHITESIDES, born 1808-1811, possibly in New York, occupation, teamster. Contact Connie Bastian, Thanks.


JoAnn Bogard Wed Dec 31 22:28:27 1997

I'am researching the MEIER and WALTER surnames in Grant County, Wisconsin. Henry William (William Henry) MEIER first married Amelia DORGES then second, married Mary WALTER. All are buried in Hillside Cemetery, Platteville, WI. I"m trying to search back from Henry MEIER to locate parents and siblings if any. My line is the Mary WALTER line and I do have her parents and siblings. They lived in Potosi,WI. Thank You! JoAnn Bogard

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Mike Birkett Sun Jan 4 10:56:11 1998

I am looking for information regarding the BIRKETTs from Hazel Green, James and Sarah BIRKETT - born Lincolnshire, England - settled in this area during the early 1850's with their three sons, John, James, and George. Are there newspaper articles available from that time period? What records are available? Where is the best place to do on site research? Thanks,
Mike Birkett
1340 Mt. Pleasant St.
Dubuque, IA 52001


Kathy Wahl Sat Jan 3 00:01:25 1998

My grandfather was raised in British Hollow, Wi.. He was one of six children son of Thomas BALDWIN, I think Thomas was my great-grandfathers name, my grand father was Kenneth Thomas BALDWIN he married Mildred UREN, I'm not sure if Mildred was her first name it might be Effie. He had five sisters there names are Evelyn BALDWIN she married Gordon BAKKE; Dorothy BALDWIN she married Robert BEEBE; Glen BALDWIN she married Bayard WALLACE; Mildred BALDWIN she married Joseph BOWIE; Ilene BALDWIN don't know if she married don't think she did. Thomas BALDWIN own a lead mine they where dynamiting when they lit the dynamite the pit filled up with water they lost all of their equipment and the mine. Maybe some of this history will help. If anyone has any information on these names please contact me at Thank you Kathy Wahl

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Rod Skinner Fri Jan 2 11:04:14 1998

I am looking for information on Sarah WOOD b. June 02, 1873 in Cassville. She married Nicholas OLSEN of Ridgeway, Guthrie County, IA. She move to Fruita, Mesa County, CO where she died. She was the daugher of Authur WOOD and Katherine MEYERS. Please email Rod Skinner at


Gail Kopp Wed Dec 31 22:28:27 1997

Looking for descendants of George and Mary (HEATHCOTE, EVANS) SWALLOW. They moved from Iowa Co. to Stitzer in the late 1860's. Also interested in any information on the HEATHCOTES of Fennimore. Mary SWALLOW b. in Derbyshire England in 1828. Married Thomas EVANS and migrated to Iowa Co. about 1851. Thomas died in 1852. One son, Roland survived. Mary married George SWALLOW in 1853. Looking for issue from that marriage and any living descendants. Gail Kopp


Lea Ann Kelly Sun Dec 28 14:32:08 1997

KELLY- Update from previous post. I found another clue on William S. KELLY. I looked on the wrong reel of film for the 1920 Census. I did find him in Clarke County, WA in 1920 with his family. It lists his place of birth as Wisconsin. In earlier post he lists Lancaster, WI as his place of birth on his son's birth cert. In the 1920 census it looks like he said that his father was born in Greece and then the words not known is written over it. On his mother it says not known and Greece is squeezed in above it. Now, I am really determined to try to find him. Of, course I have new questions. Is Greece a mistake (since the family listed before him is from Greece), was just his mom from Greece? Did he change his name? If anyone can help me out on this it would be greatly appriecated. The census also said he was 43 yrs old, which still puts his birth at about 1867. E-mail address Thanks, Lea Ann

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Nancy Scott Sun Dec 14 20:52:03 1997

I am seeking information on John SCOTT, born Jan 18, 1824, and his wife Sarah Ann FRY, born Jan. 19, 1828 in OH. They were married Jan. 10, 1848, in Ashtabula Co., OH, and moved to Mt. Ida Twp, Grant Co., WI, in 1868. Their children were:
Alfred Weston SCOTT, b. May 3, 1850; m. Clara HAZLEWOOD in Grant Co.
Irene M. SCOTT, b. Dec 19, 1951; m. Thomas B. ANDERSON in Grant Co.
Ella Loretta SCOTT, b. Jan 26, 1854; m. John William ANDERSON in Grant Co.
William Leonard SCOTT, b. Jan. 14, 1858; m. Mary SANGER in Grant Co.
Sanford SCOTT, birth date unknown
John SCOTT died Oct 9, 1888 and Sarah died June 2, 1912, both in Grant Co.

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Robert Erickson Thu Dec 04 20:01:09 1997

I'm looking for a Joseph CHASE who married a Dora somebody, Grant Co., perhaps in Granton, about 1895.

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Pat Cotter Wed Dec 03 15:16:24 1997

Looking for descendants/other information on the KLINKHAMMER families in Grant County - I have lots of information to share, especially from Germany.

Also looking for Peter J. SCHIFFMAN who was in the 1860 census in Potosi. He may be from Bad Münstereifel area in Germany and if so, I have information to share and looking for information on him and his descendants.


Barbara J. Jones Hatch Tue Dec 02 10:13:22 1997

I have information on the LISCOM line back to William LISCOM Sr. (@1630-1686) of Mass. I am interested in furthering the JONES line. have my Grt-Grt-Grt Grandfather, James JONES, b. 1797 PA, in the 1850 census with his wife, Polly. I believe that Polly could possibly be his second wife. He had a daughter Clarinda b. 1836, WI, son George Washington JONES, b. 11 Jul 1842, in Platteville, Grant, WI, d. 23 Dec 1917, Hulett, Crook, WY, (my Grt-Grt Grandfather.) a daughter, Elnora, b. 1846, Grant, WI, and a son, Thomas J. b. 1848, Grant Co., WI. a son James K. b. 1849, Grant, WI. James was helping out with relief for the widows during or after the C.W. Supposedly James was a Cpt and served in three wars. I don't think he served in the CW. George Washington JONES was in the CW but never mustered out. He marred Eliza B. LISCOM on 14 Feb 1862 in Platteville, Grant, WI. They eventually moved to Whittemore, Palo Alto Co., Iowa where Eliza died shortly after childbirth from the measles that broke in instead of out. They stuck her in a snowbank until spring and then buried her. After that George abandoned all of the nine remaining children. The infant (Onona Pearl JONES) that Eliza gave birth to also died. Later on, I have found that George possibly married two more tmes after that. I have since been trying to locate Eliza's and George's Children. Eliza was very musical. She even played in a band that played before one of the Presidents of the United States. She set up the first children's frontier band. Her father, Heman/Herman Lowery LISCOM (b. 7 Jul 1810 in Underhill, VT d. 31 Jan 1883, Mt. Ida Baptist Church Cemetery, Grant Co. WI.) was educated in Germany. He was a schoolteacher and later married Sarah Ann JACOBS, b. 1816, VT, d. Grant Co., WI abt 1874(?). They were md. 27 April 1845 in Grant Co., WI. Sarah Ann JACOBS was his second wife. His first wife was Eliza Wait Flagg BLISS.

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David A. Lewis Sat Nov 15 11:52:23 1997
Ardilis A. Adams b. about 1828 in OH. Occupation shoemaker. Both parents born in PA. First wife named Minerva J. (Unknown) b. about 1857 in OH. They had one child Lucy A. ADAMS b. about 1871 in WI. The 1880 cesus of Mount Hope, Grant Co, WI shows A. A. ADAMS living with his second wife Harriet (unknown) b. about 1844 in NY. Both parents born in NY. Also listed are Lucy A. ADAMS and four additional children: Orlin E. ADAMS b. about 1875 in WI
John W. ADAMS b. 9/2/1876 in WI
Stella M. ADAMS b. about 1878 in WI
George E. ADAMS b. about May 1880 in WI
Also residing in the household was Susana WILLIAMS b. about 1814 in NY. She is listed as a housekeeper but I believe her to be the mother of Harriet due to the fact that they were both from NY. If anyone has any information on any of these people please let me know. Thank you, David A. Lewis,

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Pamela Lee Cranston Thu Nov 13 22:31:00 1997
Looking for the family of John CRANSTON b. 1852 in Wisconsin, possibly Dane Co., as there were CRANSTONs living in Grant Co.., WI in 1850. He married Catherine b. 1852 in Ireland and had at least 4 children and was in Chicago, IL in 1870. Please contact me if you have any information. Pamela Lee Cranston


Lea Ann Kelly Sun Nov 9 19:10:18 1997
Looking for any info on a William S. KELLY. All we know is what follows: My father in laws birth cert; The birth cert is from OR and is dated Jan 1918 and listed William S KELLY age 41 from Lancaster, WI occupation Logger. We believe him to be a drifter since he married Louise PETERSON in 1916 in WA. On the marriage license he lists that he is from WA. He left several times and finally left for good in the early 1930's. We believe he may of ended up in CA. There was such bitterness in the family no one talked about it and now every one is gone. I have checked the 1920 census for WA, OR, And CA. The 1910 census for WA, and OR. Birth index for WI. We also believe the S. might stand for Sherman. Any help or suggestions at this point will help. Given he lists his age in 1918 as 41 we feel he was born about 1867. Lea Ann Kelly E-mail address

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Ann M. Juette Mon Nov 3 18:58:28 1997
Seeking info on decendants of — LORD, Rufus b.1849 d.1928
m.1877 PEER, Mary Elizabeth b.1858 d.1889 Boscobel, WI
m.1890?PEER, Emma (Mary's sister) b.? d.1931?
LORD, Manchus Everett b. 1878 d. 1954 m. RICH, Vera L.
LORD, Hanford b.1881 d. 1881
LORD, Harmon H. b. 1882 d. 1957 m. PEER, Dona
LORD, George G. C. b.1884 d. 1946 m. ?, Nina
LORD, John M. P. b.1886 d.1887
LORD, Celia (Cecelia) b.1888 d. 1974 m. CLARK, John Arthur

Celia Lord Clark is my grandmother. The LORD's and the PEER's are all from the Boscobel, Blue River, Fennimore, Sextonville, and Watertown, WI areas. Celia's cousins were the PEER's. Celia LORD, Ollie PEER, &Pearl PEER came west as Harvey Girls. Pearl PEER had one son and supposedly lived in Tacoma, WA. Ollie PEER lived in Seattle, WA until her death in 1976. Ollie PEER never married. Other names I have are: Rachel PEER, Cecil PEER, Ellis PEER, Bulah PEER, & Camellia PEER. If anyone knows of this family, I would appreciate the contact. Thanks. Ann M. Juette

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Nancy Russell Anderson Sun Nov 2 21:39:04 1997
Looking for information on Washecek(Vasicek), Zeman, Duba, Pipal and Novak families that came to Grant county in the 1860's. Some left for SD about 1881. All came from Bohemia.


Michael Davis Sat Nov 1 23:47:26 1997
I am looking for any information on two, related Grant County families. The first is the family of Isaac B. FOX. Isaac is listed in the 1870 Census for Mount Hope, Grant County with his wife Alice J. and daughters Philura G. and Effie A. Isaac is listed again in Mount Hope Township in the 1880 Census with wife Alice J. and daughter Effie. In 1900, Alice J. FOX is listed in Mount Hope Township as a widowed mother of 4 children, only 1 of whom was still living. I believe daughter, Philura married J.A. ABRAHAMS. Alice J. FOX was born Alice J. CHAMBERS September 30, 1832 in Chautauqua County, New York. Alice's sister, Ann CHAMBERS (born May 22, 1828) is the second family I am looking for. Ann married Samuel BRAUDT and they moved from New York to Grant County, Wisconsin as well. Ann BRAUDT is listed without her husband (he died in 1869) in the 1870 Census for Mount Hope along with children: Frank, Elmore, Ella, Jotta, Carrie and Anna. Another child, Freddie BRAUDT had died in 1861. Any and all information about the FOX, BRAUDT or related families would be welcome. Thanks! Michael Davis, Tracy, CA


Mary Orban Sat Nov 1 21:25:07 1997
I am looking for information on my gggrandfather LeRoy GREGORY. LeRoy married Lucinda SANDLIN in Grant County on 22 Dec 1842. He died in the late 1850s in Grant Co. Who were his parents? Thanks for you help. Mary Orban


Rose Donnarumma Fri Oct 24 23:42:12 1997
Surnames I'm researching from Grant Co. are: George and Susana PHILLIPPS RUDERSDORF.Susana b.1855 in Lancaster d.1940 in Rock Co. Susana's parents, Mathias and Margaret NAUERT PHILLIPPS lived and died in Fennimore. Thank You, Rose


Jewell Dunn Thu Oct 23 02:20:24 1997
I am looking for decendants of Hanna and Fisher DULL, lived in Grant Co. 1870-1900. Also MUNCY family lived in grant and Lafayette co. 1850-1912 (MUNCY, MUNSEY) please email


Bill Breihan Sun Oct 12 22:08:31 1997
LEE, George Washington Seeking more info on my (3)great grandfather George Washington LEE who was m. in Cortlandville, NY to Cordelia BISHOP (b. 2/28/1822, Vienna, NY­Oneida County). Three children: Helen (b. 1844, NY), George Washington, Jr. (b. 1847, NY), Cora (b. 1854, Shullsburg, WI). George W. LEE purchased land in Lafayette (1855) and Grant counties (1855,57). Dau. Helen m. Dr. Edward E. BERRY in Shullsburg 1866. Settled in Platteville in 1867. Died in Platteville (Helen, 1879, Edward, 1916). So what ever happened to Geo. W. LEE? Died in Grant Co.? when? Where buried?

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Scott Thomson Sun Oct 12 17:12:41 1997
KIRKPATRICK, James Harrison Seeking descendants of James Harrison KIRKPATRICK. B. 1798 GA, died 1876 in Platteville, WI Children were Samuel, Thomas, Mary (Mrs. Lewis WILLIAMS, my GGGM) and one or two others by first wife, Nancy HUFNER. John, James, Elizabeth, Sarah and Eliza (married Louis HOWELL?) by second wife, name not known. Came to lead-mining region before 1830, lived in Dubuque Co., IA. Grant and Lafayette Cos., WI.

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Steve Luck Sun Oct 5 19:12:43 1997
Searching for information on Mary Jeanette KEY, born April 22, 1922, Bagley, Grant Co., WI. Married Robert DORR. She was raised in Ada, MN. Any information would be appreciated.


Jo Ann Loghry Thu Oct 2 20:48:23 1997
We are searching for the family of my husband's grgrgrandmother, Susannah J. POWELL. b.1835 Boscobel,Wi. we have the 1850 census showing her mother to be Susannah as well.there was no spouse listed in the census. she was 47 yrs. of age. had 4 the home. Andrew J. 21, John,18, Susannah 15, Mehelela 9. & another child name of Mehela TAYLOR, 3 yrs old. all of this fam. were b. Wi. John stood as witness to the wedding of Susannah J in Fennimore in 1852 to Jesse Asbury FERREL. another witness was John STEWART. would love to know who her father was, where are her brother's family's & what was her mother's maiden name?? Jesse A. FERREL moved from Ill. sometime after 1840 w/ his brother Stephen FERREL & sp. Eliza Todd FERREL. Jesse b. Sangamon co. Ill.(Springfield) he was b.1824. any help is for us to be grateful for. & much is natural in this area we are prepared to share whatever we have to share. thank you. we are Wayne & Jo Ann Loghry.....also have no idea who the TAYLOR child is.

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Donald Mari Tue Sep 30 03:14:39 1997
I am looking for any information on Mason SPENSLEY. What I know: He was born in England November 6, 1814 and died in Grant County in 1884. He was married to Frances Taylor in 1853. I believe they had eleven children. What I would like to know: Anything available. Don Mari

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Jim Wyman Sun Sep 28 17:12:16 1997
Looking for information on George SALZMANN family. George SALZMANN lived in Paris Township, Grant County, Wisconsin. He was married to Theresa ULMON SALZMANN. Children: Anna, Barbara, Casper, Frank, Henry, and Margaret. George was a native of Giesleden, Prussia. Trying to find out if he is buried in Grant County, Wisconsin and when he died. His son Casper is my greatgrandfather. Casper built the Catholic church in Hazel Green, Grant Co., Wisconsin before moving to Illinois.

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Christine Amsden Sun Sep 28 17:15:04 1997
I would be extremely grateful for any information available on the surname SPENSLEY in Grant County. Immigrants of this name from Yorkshire, England, were involved in lead mining in Grant County. Christine Amsden


Dennis L. Branham Sat Sep 27 02:27:24 1997
I am seeking information on Benjamin BRANHAM married to Sarah (Sally) STANFORD who resided in Potosi Twp in abt 1855 until they died in abt 1878 for Benjamin and 1877 for Sarah (Sally). I know they are buried close to Potosi according to Helen Munn. By checking the 1860 and 1870 Grant County census I know they lived there.

The information I am seeking is the names and ages of their children whom I believe to be Ann E, Albert G, James H, Elizabeth, Louisa and Benjamin Franklin. I am sure of all children except for Elizabeth and Louisa.

Any information you have on this family will be appreciated and will be helpful. If there is any costs for copies, postage, etc. please advise me by email at I will get you out a check soonest.

Thank you for your assistance.

Dennis L Branham
400 Greenfield Dr - Sp 21
El Cajon, CA 92021-4509


Peter E. Brown Fri Sep 26 22:49:37 1997
Attempting to locate info on Marjorie MACAULEY (Hake) and Earl James MACAULEY known to have resided in Platteville, Wisconsin, Grant County. Couple bore two children, Mary, and Eleanor. Both daughters attended Platteville High School. Mary was born in 1913 in Brodhead, Wis, and Eleanor in 1923 in Platteville. If any info available on the MACAULEY's, need dates of death, where interred, address when living in Plattville area, parents of same. Earl J. MACAULEY is believed to have worked for the railroad as a brakeman, and is believed to have migrated from Canada. Thanx in advance for any help.


Larry Johnson Fri Sep 26 11:23:26 1997
I'm searching for information on Clarissa Jane JACKSON, born Jan 29, 1871 in Hazel Green, Grant co, Wis. Also searching for information on her Father Joseph JACKSON born 1834 and her Mother Elizabeth Ann JACKSON (Barnett) born 1838. Thanks


Janice Gerdts Mon Sep 22 11:13:20 1997
Sarah MARSHALL, b. 17 Mar 1823 in Ithaca, Tompkins, NY went to Grant Co., WI to live with a brother 0r married sister. Married Orval B. COTTLE (son of Benjamin COTTLE & Keziah COTTLE) at Hazelgreen 18 Dec 1842. Would like to exchange info with any MARSHALL or COTTLE Family.

Looking for the burial place of Benjamin COTTLE, died Grant Co. WI 29 Sep 1840. Also children of Orval B. and Sarah MARSHALL COTTLE: Julia Relief, 1843-1846; Henry Clay, 1844-1845; Carolyn Alice, 1846-1847; Mary Ellen, 1947-1848. Appreciate your offer of help.

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Jim Wyman Sat Sep 20 20:49:32 1997
Looking for information on George SALZMANN, b. 18 Nov. 1818 in Prussia. Settled in Grant Co. Wisconsin after stops in Ken. and IL. Married Theresa (?). Parents of Anna (b. 1847), Barbara (b. 1850), Casper (b. 1854), Henry (b. 1856), Frank (b. 1859) and Margaret (b. 1863). Casper SALTZMANN built catholic church in Hazel Green, WI. Casper may have had a wife before he married Amelia Kiger (Krueger) in Marquette, MI. First wife may have been named Anna GOBEL. Need death date of George and George's wife and Casper's marriage info. Also info. on any SALZMANNs left in Grant Co.


Sandy Bushaw Mon Sep 15 19:29:21 1997
I am submitting info on my Great Great Grandmother Sylvia PARTLOW She died April 5, 1882 Fennimore, Grant Co. Wisconsin and is buried I believe in the Prairie Cemetary. I am not sure if her husband John Partlow is buried there as well. I will have someone search that for me later

Sandy Bushaw
717 Nth 18th Place
Mt. Vernon, Wa 98273

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Yvette Reckert Thu Sep 11 13:27:12 1997
WASHBURN -Searching for info on Benjamin Franklin WASHBURN b. 15 Oct 1814 in VT/NY, d. 1863 Civil War death in AK; m. Elizabeth E. RUTH in IL, d. 1886 in Grant Co. They moved to Grant Co abt. 1844/45, to IL and back to Grant Co. abt. 1853/43. Eliz. Ruth's second marriage was to Dempsey FIELDS. WHITISH - Also searching for info on Peter WHITISH b. 1875 in Grant Co., d. 1965 in Valley CO., MT; m. Clara Frances Rebecca HELM/S 1901 in Grant Co., b. 1883 in Richland Co., d. 1961 in Valley Co., MT. They lived in Grant Co. until apps. 1911/12. Any info on them would be deeply appreciated.


Dan Gordon Thu Sep 11 06:36:16 1997
I am looking for information on a John GORDON, who my records show resided in Patch Grove, WI. sometime between 1837 and 1850. He buried a wife in Patch Grove, her name is believed to be Mary Courtney Gordon. Believe that John had a son named James Columbus Gordon?


Rose DeRocher Wed Sep 10 11:07:41 1997
Looking for information in Isabelle Franzen GRUBBLES, born in Beegden, Holland that lived in Paris Twp., Grant County. Also Looking for info on the death of George MONTAG d. 13 feb 1891, Anthony MONTAG died 28 July 1891 and Dora MONTAG died 8 Sept. 1892 in Grant county. E-mail me if you have info on any of the above people. Thanks!!


Pat Skinner McCord Sun Sep 7 20:41:49 1997
Dwight UTTER born 1848 NY, father Dennison D. UTTER born NY, Mother Diatha INGALLS born NY. Dwight married Julia NEWKIRK 1867 Juneau Co., WI. Julia's parents were William NEWKIRK and Fannie HAMMOND. Dwight was found in the 1860 census in Fennimore Twp.,Grant Co., WI. Dwight UTTER was residing with John and Elizabeth ATKINS or ALKINS or ADKINS. Has anyone heard of these names? I would appreciate your help very much. Thank you so much.

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Bonnie DeMaree Sun Sep 7 09:12:36 1997
SCOTT, Rezin b. 15 Oct 1819 Madison PA. Moved to Grant Co. WI at age 19. Lived in Glen Haven WI until about 1871. Then moved to Bond Co. IL with wife Jane BUNCH WALKER. They were married in Grant Co. 1844. Rezin died 1894. Looking for the families that connect Rezin and his grandniece Addie DELAP also of WI. Rezin's brother Washington, Mark, Samuel, Thomas.

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W. Lorraine Watkins Fri Sep 05 10:46:12 1997
I am researching the Stephen Decatur WATKINS family of Lima and Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin and descendents. He was married to Florinda HIRST, dau. of William D. HIRST of Grant County (Bloomington?). They were residents of Lima during the mid 19th century. I am interested in researching the Florinda HIRST antecedents as well as numerous siblings all of whom attended school in Grant County in the mid 19th century. Stephen and Florinda WATKINS' son was Rolandus Aurelian WATKINS also a Grant County resident for the second half of the 19th century. He was married to Ellen Maria CLARK, niece of John Garvin CLARK of Lancaster, Grant County. John G. CLARK was in the State Legislature during the Civil War.. I have information regarding the descendents of R. A. and Ellen WATKINS and am interested in information regarding the descendents of John G. CLARK, William and Alice and their descendents.

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L. Mensing Wed Aug 27 21:36:22 1997
Hi, I am searching for information on the parents of Charles BAYMAN born 01 Feb 1845. I am told his parent's surname was PANN and when Charles was four years old his father died enroute to the US and was buried at sea. His mother re-married a man named BAYMAN who later adopted Charles in Wisconsin. Charles had a half brother William who was the father of Roland and Marion in Wisconsin. We have reason to believe they were from Platteville, Grant, WI. If anyone has information regarding these two family names, I would greatly appreciate any bits or pieces. I have a lot of the family information from Charles BAYMAN and his wife Emma Francis BRIGGS born in January of 1845 until now (raised their family in the Bridgewater, Fontanelle, and Greenfield, Iowa, area, and would be glad to share info on any of these surnames. Thank you.


David Kviz Tue Aug 26 20:18:20 1997
I did not notice my name on the master list. I am David KVIZ, and live in Blue River. My father is Robert L. KVIZ who was born in Blue River, and his father was Jerome KVIZ, born in Chicago sometime in 1910. If you would like more information please contact me @ (608) 537-2013 or call my father @ (608) 537-2913.


Diane and Jerry Parsons Sat Aug 23 23:01:25 1997
Diane and I are searching for information about YOUNG and WYNNE families who lived in Grant County in the 1870's. Thanks for listing our interest. Diane and Jerry Parsons 2018 Cessna Street, Ames, IA 50014-7058.

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Dennis Gigstad Wed Aug 20 20:21:25 1997
I'm looking for information on members of the WILSON Family. They probably lived in Grant County about 1864 as I have information that my great-grandfather Henry Ellsworth WILSON was born there on January 1, 1864. Any Information would be helpful.


Betty Rockswold Mon Aug 18 10:23:27 1997
Looking for Fred William LANGENDORF born 3-18-1855 in Grant County, WI.


Anne Smittle Thu Jul 31 22:50:07 1997
Hello, I am writing to request a query on the YOUNG family of Boscobel. I would like to know anything about them. My grandparents are still living in Boscobel as YOUNGs, but I would like to know about the history of the YOUNGs in greater detail-most especially the country of immigration and if any YOUNGs served in the Wars (I know Grandpa is a vet, though!). Thank you for any information you can give, I would appreciate your help.

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Tom Green Mon Jul 28 14:52:25 1997
Looking for the burial place of William F. HICKS, born circa 1830 in KY, died aft 1887 in Grant Co. Wis? First spouse was Nancy (SMITH) HICKS. Second spouse was Mary Jane (LEE). Looking for any HICKS, LEE, or BLOYER researchers in Grant Co, or surrounding Counties in Wisconsin, circa 1850's to present.

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Donna Schuler Fri Jul 25 21:20:50 1997
Looking for marriage info of William Emmett O'ROURKE to Ellen F KENNY 08 Jan 1866, St Rose Church, Smelser Twp., Grant County. Also looking for birth of Cyril Emmett O'ROURKE 23 May 1876. Birth info for Elizabeth Estella GANNON, born 01 Jan 1882 Boscobel, Wisconsin


Sandy Bushaw Fri Jul 25 09:41:11 1997
I am looking for death or obit of John PARTLOW born 1817 Lower Canada lived in Boscobel and Fennimore 1860 and 1870 must have died sometime after the death of his wife Sylvia 1882--can't find his death listed anywhere.


Don Ford Thu Jul 24 16:34:01 1997
THOMPSON and HANNAMAN. Seeking information on ancestors/descendants of Uriah & Elizabeth (HARRISON) THOMPSON who settled in Grant Co in late 1840's. Also seek info on Thomas and Sarah (BRAZEL) HANNAMAN who also settled in Grant Co. in late 1840's. Also seek info on Elizabeth (HARRISON) THOMPSON'S place and date of death. She appears in 1870 census but her husband, Uriah, is listed as a widower in the 1880 census. Thanks! Don Ford


Susan S. Ozawa Tue Jul 22 16:25:06 1997
I am researching my great grandmother's family who I have reason to believe lived in Lancaster, Grant Co., WI. Her name was Clara Elizabeth RHODES. She had two siblings, Linda RHODES and Howard RHODES. My grandmother married Frank Warren BUCHNER. I am looking for the dates of birth of the three RHODES as well as the birthdate of BUCHNER. I am guessing that Clara RHODES was born in the late 1860's to the early 1870's. I base this on the fact that my grandmother was born in 1894 in Milwaukee, I have to assume that Clara and Frank BUCHNER moved there from Lancaster. I have old studio portraits taken in Lancaster by the W.B. Van De Wall studio, by the Watton studio and by the Longdon studio. There are no dates on these photos. One has the name F.W. BUCHNER noted on the back. I also have a photo taken in Platteville by J.S. Nye with the name Clara RHODES noted on the back. The photo taken by the Longdon studio is of an older woman, who I am guessing is either the mother of Frank BUCHNER or Clara RHODES. I am also guessing that the photos were taken in the 1880's. I believe that both Howard and Linda RHODES continued to live in Lancaster. I recall going to see Linda at her deathbed in the late 1940's or early 1950's when I was a young child. My mother recalls going to see them when she was a young girl in the 1930's. I would be most grateful if you could provide me with any information on these families or suggestions as to where to look further. I currently live in The Bahamas and my mother lives in Hawaii so it has been rather difficult to dig information up. We are planning to meet in WI in early October of this year to visit places my ancestors lived. So any information you might be able to provide would be invaluable. Also, does Lancaster have any old hotels still open for business? I would be more than willing to compensate anyone for their time and coping and postal expenses should the uncover information.


Sue Richardson Sun Jul 20 17:56:25 1997
HOWIE, Dr. James - b. Ayrshire Scotland 1810 d. January 1887 supposedly in Cuba City, WI-physician, missionary. I can't find any death, cemetery or census records in Grant Co. Any help, please email


Suzanne Bakey Fricke Sat Jul 19 13:28:28 1997
Searching for any information about John and Catherine BAKEY, their son James, and daughters Mari, Catherine and Eliza who appear on the Census of 1860 living in Hazel Green Township. John and Catherine were born in Ireland in the 1820s, son James born in PA, and daughters in WI. My direct line of BAKEYs comes from PA. I am researching the entire BAKEY tree (which I believe will not be a large tree!). Believe the John BAKEY family of Wisconsin is the link between Iowa and other western BAKEYs and my PA family. Happy to share information I have so far.


Paula Wattles Thompson Fri Jul 18 16:16:25 1997
I am looking for the surname WATTLES. The year is about 1846 My greatgrandfather (Elisha Benjamin WATTLES) was born June 28, 1846 in Grant Co. I'm trying to find out information on his father John and mother Elizabeth CACH. Thank you for your time. My E-mail address is


Dean Thomas Wed Jul 16 18:07:23 1997
Searching for information on Nicholas THOMAS (b. 1823) family who emigrated from Cornwall, England in 1853 to Grant County with wife Jane (nee PETER); mother Ann (REED) THOMAS and 5 children: Jabez, William, Ambrose, John & Elizabeth Jane. They settled in Big Patch, Grant Co. Nicholas d. c. 1879 at Georgetown. Members of the then Primitive Methodist Church; buried in the local area. Siblings also in Grant Co. were: Ambrose, William, George, Ann (nee THOMAS) HARPER, & Elizabeth (nee THOMAS) VINE.

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Karen Wed Jul 9 11:12:53 1997
SULLIVAN, Jerry married to Rose Ann ??? on 4 Oct 1868 in Platteville, Grant Co., WI. Would like to hear from any one who may have any info on the SULLIVAN family of Grant Co. or other counties of WI during this time. Please e-mail me at Kitty Thank you Karen


Marcia Hardesty Wed Jul 2 07:58:57 1997
Searching more info and family on Benjamin Franklin FORBES b 13 May 1811 Philadelphia, PA, d 20 Aug 1857 Garnoville, IA Clayton Co, m Anna RILEY (?HARDIN) b 1815, d 19 Feb 1893 Portland, OR. Ben arrived in Cassville, WI Grant Co in 1831, where he joined Glendower PRICE, a young man of means from Philadelphia, who arrived not to long before. Their wives were sisters. They participated in the Black Hawk War. In 1834 Anna RILEY joined her husband in Cassville with two children, one two years old and the other "your humble servant" (?does this mean infant), and were greeted by Mrs Harriet PRICE, sister of Anna. These children were b in Philadelphia. (? did Ben return to PA for a while). In 1834 Benjamin was a postmaster in Lancaster, Grant Co, 1837 his parents, Jared FORBES and Catharine REEVES arrived by way of Cinncinati, OH with their other children all born in Philadelphia. Ben was also a hotel landlord, in Landcater and Cassville. He went to Garnoville, IA Clayton Co and then joined the gold rush to CA, founded Forbestown, CA Butte Co, made his fortune and returned to his family in Garnoville, were he died. Some of his children followed him to Forbestown, some stayed. Jared FORBES b 16 May 1784 Scotland, CT, Hartford Co, d 1860 Cassville, m C 1808 Scotland, CT to Catharine REEVES who d 1839 Cassville. Children; Rebecca b c 1809, d young; Benjamin Franklin* b 13 May 1811; Edward C. b 1816, m Sarah DANLEY; Elijah b 1820, d young; Ann Elizabeth b 6 Sept 1821, m Charles L. LAGRAVE; James Dennis b 1822, m Phebe Ann HARTMAN; William Wallace b 20 May 1825, m Martha STEVENSON; Mary Jane b 1828, d 1844; Harriet Reeves b 1831, m James H. BROWN; Jared J. b 30 June 1834, m Mary Ann PRICE d/o Glendower PRICE and Harriet RILEY (HARDIN).

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