Researcher: Renae Larson
Date Posted: 11 September 2001
I'm seeking family information regarding a Civil War soldier, Andreas
(Anders) Ellefson who listed Mt. Morris as his residence when he enlisted.
He was captured in battle and died as a prisoner of war. I think he may be
related to my ancestors in Waupaca County, but unable to find definitive
connection as yet. Anybody have any information on this man?
Researcher: Kevin D. Bacon
Date Posted: 4 August 2001
Fredus Chapman Bacon, born 1831 at Allegany county, New York,
son of Ira Bacon and Naomi Bennet
settled in Waushara county, Wisconsin at Spring Water sometime prior to Civil
Enlisted 1861 at Wautoma, Wi. and mustered into service at Madison, Wi.
Served as private, Company A, 8th Regiment in Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Was shot and killed March 11, 1862 at New Madrid, Missouri by the accidental
discharge of comrade's rifle, while guarding Mississippi River.
I would like to know where he is buried? National cemetery at Memphis has no
He has an aunt Elzabeth (Bacon) Rozell buried at Plainfield.
I am looking for some information on Ann Daugherty Sawyer. Her
husband, Jesse Sawyer died in DeWitt County, IL in 1850. She is listed
in the 1855 Census in Marion Twp., Waushara County. I have no other
information on whether she stayed there, remarried there and died
there. Any information would be helpful.
Toll Free 877-628-1725
Date Posted: 19 July 2001
I am searching for information on two branches of my father's family. "Proctor's" are John, Joseph and WilliamWho came to Waushara Co about 1851.
The Chapman family came about 1854. John and Susan
John Proctor married Hannah Chapman Dakota Settled near Mt Morris1857. These are my great grandparents. Have John's "Oath of Loyalty" dated 1856. This family ,moved to Minnesota about 1865, after Hannah married a second time to Francis Evans of Berlin WI.
William Proctor married Ellen Chapman (Hannah and Ellen were sisters) 1854. Settled Springlake.
John was said to have died in a southern state in the Civil War, but no record of this is found. Could he have died there in Waushara County?
Have copies of his brother Williams Civil War record and death in Virginia!
Joseph was married to Jane Fairburn and they had a daughter born in Canada in 1852 ?, but lived in Mt Morris.
There also was a sister Caroline Proctor who married Charles Lenton and they were in Springlake Marion Twp. They also moved to Minnesota.
Would appreciate any information on these families. Especially John my g.grandfather. All I have is one census record in 1860,his Oath of Loyalty and his marriage record.
I am researching my family who lived for many years in Mt. Morris. I am
looking for information on the JARVIS family. James JARVIS was born 9 Sept
1825 in Sogndal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, his name prior to Americanization
is listed as Jens Hundere. I believe this is incorrect as I am able to
locate all of the other men who immigrated when he did, but not him. Can
anyone confirm his name? I know that his father was Sever and born in 1784,
but until I confirm the last name I am stuck!
Researcher: Claudia Herring
Date Posted: 16 July 2001
Seeking information on the following family:
Oscar Bryon Whitmore b.1861, Hainsville, Illinois Oscar married Minne E.
Jeffers, b. May 24, 1867. Oscar and Minnie married April 21, 1887, in
Hancock. Both Oscar and Minnie are buried in Hancock Cemetery. I have not
been able to find out if Oscar and Minnie had any children. However, Marvin
Whitmore b. August 18, 1922, d. May 28, 1945, is also buried in Hancock
Cemetery. I am assuming that Marvin may have been a grandson.
Any information on these people would be greatly appreciated.
Researcher: Donna Ryan
Date Posted: 9 July 2001
I am looking for an ancestor buried in
Richford Cemetery, her name
was Patience Covel, she married
and died 1871,
and i think her grave
may just read;
Researcher: Sara Gaarde
Date Posted: 28 April 2001
Susan Beebe of Plainfield, Wis., was named in the 1858 will of Jesse Clark of
Lorraine, Jefferson Co., New York. I believe that Susan was Jesse Clark's
daughter and the wife of William Beebe. William Beebe lived in Lorraine
through 1850 census, but then I can't trace him. Jesse Clark was one of three
Clark brothers at Lorraine. The father of these three brothers was Capt. John
Clark of Broadalbin, NY, who served in the Revolution and whose family goes
back to colonial Rhode Island. I would like to hear from anyone interested in
any connection to Beebe or Clark in Waushara Co.
Researcher: Joan Thompson Perry
Date Posted: 1 April 2001
I am looking for info on the following names: PERRY and WEEKS.
There is an obituary in Waushara County for Orrin Perry. He was born in NY. I am looking to find if he is related to my David Perry born in NY in 1830 and came to WI by 1860.
There is another obituary for a Mrs. Weeks. Her family lived in Plainfield for awhile. I am looking to find if she is related to my Amelia Weeks who married Victor H. Thompson and had a son Lemuel P. Thompson (aka Peedey W. Thompson and Perl W. Thompson).
Researcher: Glen Grace
Date Posted: 12 March 2001
My ancestor is Dr. N. W. Briggs and I was told he built a hotel in
Wild Rose. How can I check this out. His wife Emma Yates in buried in the
Stand Alone cemetery. He died in 1896 in Waushara Co. Is there a way to
check on his death date and burial place? Also another ancestor Enoch Albee
died there too. He lived in Bloomfield of which I can find no informatioin.
Not even a map. Can you help me?? Thanks in advance.
Date Posted: 12 March 2001
Hope you can help, I just uncovered information on my husbands side that his
3rd great grandfather had land in your area, but I can't seem to find any
information on the site: Stevens Point, Waushara Co. ? back in 1857 his
name was Hugh G. Thompson. I also found them in Marquette Co, Pleasant
Valley. Any help you can lend my way would be appreciated, so I may continue
I am looking for information on William Nicholas Martin son of Maurice
Martin and Catherine (Tobin) Martin. He was born in Poy Sippi on 10/9/1876.
If anyone has information please contact me. Thanks --
I am DESPERATELY seeking ANY information I can find about an ancestor of mine named Christina Ferguson. She is listed in the 1870 census as a resident of Plainfield, Waushara WI. Where could I look to find a maiden name? She died in 1870.
[Email addy is no longer functioning - here is a response to this query - Christina Ferguson (Christina Morse).
-Her maiden name was Morse, born bc1841-42 in the state of New York
-She married Nelson Ferguson Jan 1856 Warren, Waushara Co., WI
-Listed for the 1860 Federal Census of Grand Marsh, Adams Co., WI (June
-Listed for the 1870 Federal Census of Plainfield, Waushara Co., WI
-She had daughters named Ellen A. Ferguson and Mary E. Ferguson
Her husband Nelson Ferguson.
-He was born July 1831 in Canada (source is Canadian birth certificate)
but was from New York state.
-Died June 8, 1909 in Iron River, WI (burried in the Iron River, WI.
-Was born to Henry and Margaret Ferguson of New York state.
-Lived in Town of Hermon, St. Lawrence Co., NY before moving to WI. (1850
-Lived in Grand Marsh, Adams Co., WI (1860 census)
-Lived in Plainfield, Waushara Co., WI (1870 census)
-Lived in Pine Grove, Portage Co., WI (1880 census)
-Married Christina Morse Jan 1856 Warren, Waushara Co., WI and had
daughters Ellen and Mary with her.
-Took a Native American wife who was born in Canada, some oral traditions
say that her name was Lightbody and was a Ojibwa/Chippewa from the area
now called Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, but all agree that she was Native American.
-Had a daughter Alice Ferguson and sons Lester and Clinton with
Lightbody/name unknown Native American wife.
-Had a son named Henry with mother unknown and it has been asumed that
Henry died in childhood, but I am currently tying to verify if this is
true (trying to locate his grave stone) and trying to discover whom his
-Married third wife Margaret J. (maiden name unknown currently, but she is
known to have been from New York state, and is the source from which
Lester's kids were told that their grandmother was Native
American)(Margaret did get remarried after being widowed)
-Had a son Orrin with Margaret.
-Was a farmer and also worked in a wagon shop.
Researcher: Jackie Brost
Date Posted: 20 February 2001
I'm new at some of this. I tried requesting a birth record for my grandfather William Henry Hom with no luck. According to my father's birth certificate, William was born in Waushara County. He was born in June of 1856 or 1857, the son of James Cline and Laura Wyman. My coworker tells me to send requests and maybe someone can help me find info. I do not know what church to even check for church records -- possibly Methodist. I know he later was married in 1878 in South Bend, Wisconsin, and I can't even tell where that is. William had four brothers and three sisters, and I do not know where they were born. Thank you for any help you can give me.
Researcher: Barbara Challonere
Date Posted: 20 February 2001
I am looking up Albert
William Hansen this is a great grand father. Lived in Plainfield most of
his life married Bertha Ostrander in 1901. Any conections here? My
father is Merl Hansen of Plainfield WI. Grand father Harry Hansen. If
you could let me know I would love it. My name is Barbara Challoner and
am in Montana now and it is very difficult to do family tree searching
all the way out here.
Researcher: Ina Chatwood Stoeckli
Date Posted: 27 January 2001
I wonder if you could help me! I am looking for information regarding Alfred and Emma Deakins, which would date back to
1860-1870, in the Richford area. They had two daughters born there, and Emma (supposedly) died or they were divorced.
The name is also shown some places as Dekin.
I can do look ups in Blue Earth (Mankato area) and Watonwan (St. James area) of MN.
Surnames:Morton, Vance, Crowell, Milliken, Rugg
Date Posted: 5 November 2000
Would like any info. on my great gr grandparents who lived in Saxeville and
in the 1860's to at least the 1880's. Joseph & Adeline Morton, William
Julia Morton, nee Crowell. Joseph Milliken and wife Mary, nee Woods, Erastus
Rugg and wife Lucy. Especially interested in Death of gr. grandmother Julia
Morton, nee Crowell, who we believe died in 1871 while living in Dakota
Would like to confirm her death and place of burial. Thanks for any help or
along to someone who might be able to.
Researcher: Gerald Frank Draves
Date Posted: 20 January 2000
I am looking for my Great-Great Grandfather Michel Draves grave site. Can anyone help?
Surnames: Dakota Cemetery - Julia M. Morton
Researcher: George Morton
Date Posted: 18 January 2000
Would like to know if anyone has info on the Dakota Cemetery. I believe my great grandmother, Julia M. Morton may be buried there. She and my great grandfather William Vance Morton were living in the Dakota precinct in the 1870 census of Waushera County and she died in 1871. They had previously lived in the Leon Township and were married in Marion, Wisc. in 1862. Does anyone have access to burial records of Dakota cemetery or know where I could find them. She was born in NY in 1841 and lived in Wautuma the county seat of Waushera Co. with her parents, Truman & Phoebe Crowell before getting married to my Great Grandfather. Thank you
Researcher: Jerry Sehlke
Date Posted: 24 November 1999
I'm looking for information on my great-grandfather William George SEARLES (b. 8 Nov 1860, Waushara, Wi) and his parents, my great-great grandfather George William SEARLES (b. ~ 1819 - 1826 in Gosport, Hampshire, England) and great-great grandmother Elizabeth (CHAMBERLAIN)SEARLES (b. ~1838 in Ohio). I don't know when George and Elizabeth moved to Waushara, but it had to be between 1838 and 1860. I don't know anything else about them (e.g., did they have other family living in the area or did William George have sibblings how long did they live in WI, where did they go from Waushara???)
Any help would be appreciated!!
Surnames: New List includes Waushara County
Researcher: James J. Carey
Date Posted: 8 November 1999
I thought I should share with you a new rootsweb list that provides linkages to those of us searching for ancestors in Waushara County and the 4 surrounding counties West of Lake Winnebago, namely Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Winnebago, and Marquette. Having grown up in this area myself, I've seen the area very much inter-linked through 150 years of pioneer homesteading, marriage, school attendance, employment, and everything else that makes up our family histories. So if you're interested in subscribing to a list that gives you "one stop shopping" in these 5 counties, just send an e-mail to WI-HEARTLAND-L-REQUEST@rootsweb.com and include the single word subscribe in the body of the message. You will receive a confirmation that your subscription has been received and that message will also tell you how to post messages and everything else you need to know to exchange information with everyone else on the list interested in this 5-county area. Once you receive the confirmation of your free subscription, feel free to begin sending messages exchanging or requesting information from the rest of the list.
Whether you grew up in Poy Sippi or Berlin or Auroraville or Wautoma or Fond du Lac or Oshkosh or Ripon or Green Lake or Wautoma or Neshkoro or Montello, this list will reach them all.
We look forward to welcoming you to Wisconsin's Heartland in your ancestry search.
With all good wishes,
Jim Carey Washington, DC Berlin High School, Class of 1956
Surnames: Jesse Briggs b. 1795 NY
Researcher: Janice (Hoffmann)Briggs
Date Posted: 25 October 1999
Jesse Briggs came to Wisconsin in about 1857, after being awarded 160 acres in Springwater, Waushara, WI for fighting in the Seminole War, (don't know which one, there were three). He came with his wife Mary (Polly), children Elizabeth b.1824 NY, Silas Lewis b. 1830 Independence, Allegany Co. NY., Sally, and Naboth B. Silas had been married to Sarah Jane Russell, and her parents Lee Russell and Mary Sturdevant came with them. They had been previously in Scio, Allegany NY, before that in Independence of the same county. I have an idea they came from Otsego Co. before that but not for sure. Any help leading me to Jesses parents would be appreciated. Jesses wifes father may have been Naboth B. Welch (1772-1880) died in Scio, Allegany, NY. Thanks Janice Briggs
Searching for information on the family of Richard Clarence Elmer Welk whose parents were William and Fredircca (sp) Welk. Will share what little I have.
Surnames: Fausches of Waushara County
Researcher: Karen King Turner
Date Posted: 4 October 1999
I'm looking for any information on any descendants of George Fausch, who came to Marquette Co WI abt 1856. His son Julius Carl married Wilhelmine Bandt & had 9 children. Among them was my grandmother, Emma R. Fausch who was born in Waushara County 27 Mar 1894. Grandma & grandpa (Pagelow) moved back to Waushara County (Waupun) in the 1960's so I'm assuming she still had family in the area. If anyone can give me any information, I'd really appreciate it! Thanks--kkt
Direct Descendants of George Fausch
1 FAUSCH, George b: 1816 Poland
+KAPISCHKE, August 'Anna' Justine b: Ca 1817 Wirsitz, Province Posen, Germany 2 FAUSCH, Carl Ludwig b: Bef. 1847 2 FAUSCH, Julius Carl b: Bef. Dec 1852 Posen, Germany
3 FAUSCH, Herman Edward b: 08 Nov 1875 Germania, Marquette Co, WI
3 FAUSCH, Ida Ottelia b: 21 Jan 1881
3 FAUSCH, Frederick 'Robert' b: 16 Aug 1878
3 FAUSCH, Lillie Paulina b: 14 Dec 1883
3 FAUSCH, Elizabeth 'Beth' Augusta b: 29 Sep 1886
3 FAUSCH, Elsie Adena b: 23 Jul 1889
3 FAUSCH, Gustave Arthur b: 05 Jan 1892
3 FAUSCH, Emma Rosella b: 27 Mar 1894 Washara County, WI
3 FAUSCH, Clarence Walter b: 04 May 1897 2 FAUSCH, Henrietta Juliana b: 28 Sep 1855 Germany 2 FAUSCH, Paulina b: Aft. 1859 WI 2 FAUSCH, Augusta Amelia b: 22 Oct 1859 Germania, Marquette Co., WI 2 FAUSCH, Caroline b: Bef. Apr 1850 2 FAUSCH, Auguste Wilhelmine b: Bef. 26 Nov 1845 2 FAUSCH, Wilhelmine b: Bef. 26 Oct 1846 2 FAUSCH, Caroline b: Bef. 08 Sep 1852
Surnames: Proctors and Chapmans
Researcher: Laurel Smith
Date Posted: 26 September 1999
Is any one familiar with the Proctors John, who married Hannah Chapman Joseph, married Jane Fairborn and William, married Ellen Chapman, sister to Hannah? Also their sister Caroline Proctor, who was married to Charles Lenton. They arrived in Wisconsin and were in the Dakota, Mount Morris areas 1851 to about 1865.John died during civil war some where in the south so family history has it, as did his brother William. The rest of the families eventually moved to Minnesota near Rochester. Hannah and Ellens parents were John and Susan Crump Chapman. Sons John and George, and other daughters Emma nad Maria came with their parents to Wisconsin about 1855. Would appreciate any information on these families...thank you. Laurel Smith Tacoma,WA.
Surnames: Adams, Gehrke, Wells
Researcher: Jacqueline Thompson
Date Posted: 26 September 1999
Searching for info on the Adams, Gehrke, Wells families of Poysippi and Auroraville.
Researcher: Nancy J. Roloff
Date Posted: 13 September 1999
Looking for connection to George Kirsenlohr, born June 27, 1961 in Racine, Wi. Married Emma Mary Walter, October 17, 1888 in Almond, Wi. Died June 17, 1948 in Wild Rose, Waushara Cty., Wi. Parents of George: Unknown Kirsenlohr & Barbara Hetzel, both were from Baden, Germany. Parents of Emma: Jacob & Marqeretta Walter. George married Millie Shippee 12/8/1901.
Researcher: Trudy Spanier
Date Posted: 5 September 1999
CORA BELLE MULLENIX died in Hancock, Waushara County, WI after 1950. Can anyone help me with dates, cemetery, and/or obit? Thanks.
Surnames: Mohlke in Coloma
Researcher: Patty Mohlke Lindblom
Date Posted: 27 August 1999
Any knowledge of Robert or August Mohlke, or any other Mohlke, or their families, descendants, etc. greatly appreciated. Lived in Coloma and Hancock turn of century 1900, many family members buried Coloma. Someone must know who they were. Please contact me if you have any information or know who are the living relatives. Thanks.
Researcher: James J. Carey
Date Posted: 25 August 1999
Looking for linkages to William Carey b. 1808; of County Mayo, Ireland, who married Margaret KILROY b. 1804; of County Cavan, Ireland, and then emigrated to the USA [Coeymans, NY] in 1829. They remained in Coeymans till 1854, then emigrated to Aurora, County Waushara, WI [now Auroraville] where they ultimately went into the cranberry business and become one of the largest employers in the County [2800 employees in the 1880's]. William & Margaret had 5 children, all born in NY: Patrick, b. 1833, Robert, b. 1834, Richard, b. 1841, James Joseph [my grandfather, who married Mary Alice Ryan of Berlin & Neshkoro], b. 1844, and Ann, b. 1847. I have a good list of all the descendents of James Joseph, but have almost nothing on the others. Robert married a woman named Margaret in the 1870's and they had several children. Richard married a woman named Clara Gonyo of Berlin, and Ann married a school teacher named William McGoorty of Eureka, WI. All had children, but I can't seem to locate them. Richard & Clara died in Chicago in 1920 & 1919 respectively and are buried there.
Any and all responses much appreciated. With all good wishes,
/S/ Rear Admiral [Ret.] Jim Carey Washington, DC Berlin High School, Class of 1956
Researcher: Paul LaCombe
Date Posted: 24 August 1999
Looking for any information about the family of Henry William COVEY & his wife Sarah Ann RICHARDS who lived in, around & between Auroraville & Omro between about 1860 and 1910. Their children were; Leslie, Ephie (married Robt MOSHER in Omro 1874), Nehemiah Dodd "N.D." (married Draza COTU, and Clifford Arthur. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.
Surnames: Ostrum, Silverthorn
Researcher: Ted Marmo
Date Posted: 14 August 1999
I am looking for any descendants of Seymour Ostrum (5 Sep 1858 to 24 Jun 1916) and Harriet Jane "Hattie" Silverthorn Ostrum (2 Feb 1860 to 29 Apr 1951, as well as any information on her mother, Caroline Willey, who lived with them.
Surnames: Nelson, Marble, Alley
Researcher: Joy Kimsey
Date Posted: 13 August 1999
I am looking for any information about Hamilton Nelson and his family. His father is probaby John Nelson as he is listed in Hamilton Nelson's home in the 1850 Census for Waukesha Co, Pewaukee Twp. I'm interested in any information on ancesters and descendents. Where Hamilton Nelson and his wife Caroline (Marble) Nelson are buried, etc. I am also looking for any information on Marbles in this area. Children are Marcus, Mary Caroline, George, Helen, Eva. Also interested in marriage information, especially Mary Caroline to Frederick Alley.
Surnames: Brown, Ordway
Researcher: Melva Brown-Dring
Date Posted: 10 August 1999
Looking for decendents of HENRY F. BROWN & CORDELIA (ORDWAY) BROWN. Henry F. Brown was born in Ohio,1842 . Cordelia was born in New York state, 1850. They raised their family in Hancock, WI area.
Henry's parents were: A. Brown and Catherine Brown
Cordelia's parents were: Stillman Ordway and Mary (Elsworth) Ordway
Any information on them would be much appreciated.
Surnames: BOUND, SPARKS, WALKER
Researcher: Jan Cortez
Date Posted: 6 August 1999
Researching the surnames BOUND, SPARKS and WALKER in Waushara County. Early 1800's to mid 1900's. If you are also researching these names, please contact me and lets share info. Thanks.
Surnames: Nelson,Lant,Mierhofer,Walter or Walters surname
Researcher: Linda Lant
Date Posted: 5 August 1999
I have started my family tree and I'm not getting very far in research on the internet.Anyone looking for these surnames also please e mail me. Thank you!
I have a newspaper article dated Monday Aug. 13, 1979 and the article starts Hancock...Potter descendants search for roots. Gerald, Bennett and Russell of Warrens WI are searching for information about their ancestor Jerauld O. Potter who bought property in the township of Richford, Waushara Co. on May 21, 1855. I am a Potter descendant from James and Eliza Jane Potter of Oasis township, Waushara Co and the family story goes that a relative that lived in Warrens would bring cranberries to somewhere east to be shipped and would stay at the James or Edgar Potter home overnight. James Potter was born Jan. 23, 1830 in Canada. His parents were named, we believe, Luke and Lydia. It is also said that James had 11 brothers and sisters. James married Eliza Jane Crawford and had 9 children: William, Sara, George, Albert, Edgar, Laura, Clarence, Elvin, and Bertha. I am looking for descendants of James's brothers or sisters. Any info would be greatly appreciated.