2-1997 - 6-14-1998

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Susan Smith Posted 2⁄4⁄97 Looking for any information on William David HALLEAD (original name Hallhead from England). He founded the Roscoe Overall Laundry in Chicago. Dates of birth or death unknown, but had a son William Clarence Hallead Feb. 1896 in Barrington. ALSO need any information on Jennie WILDE, born to Joseph Wilde and Ellen DURGIN in Chicago, IL, on October 3, 1858, and died April 6, 1905. Was an Episcopalian, so perhaps church records may help. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. William Clarence Hallead (Sr.) was born to William David Hallead and Jennie Wilde on Feb. 4, 1896 in Barrington. He married Lillian M. SMITH on May 26, 1900, in Barrington. They had two children, Lillian M. Hallead (DOB 192?) and William Clarence Hallead, Jr., born in Chicago March 1, 1928?). Lilliam Smith was born to William Henry Smith and Sophia BATZ on May 26, 1900. William immigrated from from Ensen, Germany, and his real name was SCHMIDT.

Doni Wright Posted 2⁄6⁄97 Ira MIX b. 1814 NY & Teresa Ann BROWN b. 8 Sep 1822 Lancaster, Garrad, KY married bef 1843 in La Porte, La Porte, IN. Between 1846 and 1849 Ira & Teresa moved with two small children: Edward MIX b. 1843 IN and George MIX b. 1846 IN - to (Waukegan), Newport Twp, Lake, IL where two more children were born: Ellen MIX b. 1849 IL and my ancester Drucilla Estella MIX b. 6 Sep 1853 or 1855 IL. Ira MIX died in Lake Co, IL in 1901, and Teresa Ann BROWN MIX moved to Olpe, Lyon, KS to live with her dau. Drucilla and her husband Ward Beecher NELSON b. 12 Oct 1851 Rubicon Twp, Dodge, WI, were probably married in Newport Twp, Lake, IL in 1879. I need proof of this tho'. They had moved to KS by Feb 1883. I would like history on the whole family. Especially an obituary on Ira MIX, and marriage records of all the children. My history of Drucilla & Ward NELSON and their descendants in KS is pretty much complete and have much to share. Teresa Ann Brown's father was Romulus BROWN who lived with Ira & Teresa Mix. I believe Teresa had a brother, also named Romulus Brown who was age 16 in the 1850 IL Fed Census.

Dawn (Hanke) Knauft Posted 2⁄6⁄97 I am searching for: HANKE ca.1870-1951 Antioch Twp. LEISTIKOW⁄LASCO ca. 1882-1946 Antioch Twp. ZUHDE ca. 1870 Antioch Twp.

Sean O'Neill Posted 2⁄18⁄97 Looking for Thomas W.O'NEILL born 1843, Married 1865 to Catherine (HENOFER⁄HEINHOFFER)

Sandy Cook Posted 2⁄21⁄97 My great great grandfather died in Antioch, Illinois 1⁄20⁄1853, Isaac EMMONS. His wife was Judy LOOMIS EMMONS. His children were Almira, Lucinda, Sophronia, Chauncey Brainard, Alfred Clark, Melissa M, and Adeline T. Understand there may have been other Emmons Families there. I have their history back to 1639. Also have the book The Emmons Family History about Thomas Emmons written by Edward N Emmons 1910. They lived in Rhode Island, Mass, Conn, New York, etc.

Marleen Van Horne Posted 2⁄27⁄97 I am looking for information on John Johnson VAN HORNE, his wife, Mary SMITH and their children. John and Mary moved from Racine CO, Wisconsin about 1848 and were residing in Lake CO in 1850. John died about 1853. Mary was still living there with the children in 1860. Margianna VAN HORNE m. William H. FLAGLER; Winfield Scott VAN HORNE m. Emillicent BEDFORD; (from Indiana) Isabella VAN HORNE m. Able WILCOX; Richard Montgomery VAN HORNE m. Laura A. TRIGGS; Margaret VAN HORNE m. John ROSE; Georgiana VAN HORNE m. George CORBIN. Various children continued to live in the county until 1880 at least. Mary Smith was alive and living with her son, Winfield in 1880, in Champagne Co, Illinois.

Patrick Oliver Posted 3⁄3⁄97 I am searching for descendents of Edward JENKINS and wife Sally (PARENT) JENKINS, married 19 August, 1818 in Caldwell Co., KY. She was the daughter of David and Nancy (CONWAY⁄CONNAWAY) PARENT. Edward and Sally apparently left Caldwell Co. after their marriage. In 1843 and 44, an Edward JENKINS bought federal land in Lake Co., IL. I have reason to believe that he might have been the Edward I am seeking. I would appreciate any information regarding the Lake Co. JENKINS family.

Gail Henry Posted 3⁄4⁄97 I'm trying to learn about James CURTIS and his wife Margaret MURPHY. They were both born in Tipperary, Ireland. In the 1850s they were living in Waukegan, IL, where they had two children (John and Ellen) baptised at Immaculate Conception Church.

Vicki Mazur Posted 3⁄4⁄97 Researching MURRAY and RONEY family in Lake Co IL. Patrick MURRAY b 1835 d 1887 Lake Co IL m Ann Agatha RONEY b 1843 d 1920 Lake Co IL. Patrick's parents were John B MURRAY b1802, Wexford Ireland d 1882 Lake Co IL. and Alice O'CONNOR b 1809 d 1895 Lake Co Ann's parents were John RONEY b 1798 d 1885 Lake Co IL and Mary Ann KENDALL b 1818

Jim Boehlke Posted 3⁄17⁄97 My grandfather, Felix LANG, was married to Lillian GRIESE, March 5, 1928, in Waukegan, IL, by Justice of the Peace Ekstrand. My question is if there is any way to find out the location of this marriage (the justice's office, a courthouse, etc.)? Any help would be appreciated.

Catherine GILL Posted 3⁄26⁄97 KERR, James married MILLER, Jane in Quebec, Canada. I have Jane, daughter of Levi MILLER and Elizabeth KERR b. 1836, Quebec, Can. buried Zion cemetery Zion, Illinois, Sep 1928. James KERR was a first cousin, father possibly a John or Patrick KERR. Any other info would be welcome

Judy Hammerstrom Posted 4⁄4⁄97 Looking for information on Rollin, Rudolphus, Moses Lincoln or John OSBORN. One of them had daughter Madge born in 1886 and possibly daughter Sadie born around 1889. My OSBORNs were in the area in the l880's but I do not know the specific area. Thank you for any help.

Howard De Motts Posted 4⁄4⁄97 My grandfather, Herman HEIDEMAN, married Wilhelmina SCHOUTEN from Waupun, Wi. They farmed, and then he worked for the city of Waupun until his retirement. They lived in Waupun until their deaths, his in 1944 and hers in 1938. I never knew where he was born, but the Mormon records indicate he was born in Waukegan in 1867, in Lake County. Thank you for your help!

YEDDIEJ@aol.com Posted 4⁄7⁄97 JENNIGAN, CHAMBERS (Sara, unk. husband, Charlie & Rosalie, and possibly others). Rosalie was probably born around 1900-1910. That would put her mother, Sara, being born around 1875-1880. Sara JENNIGAN married ? CHAMBERS. They had at least 2 children: Charlie & Rosalie. Rosalie had a daughter -- Earlena CHAMBERS, b.3⁄30⁄1927. Rosalie married (possibly Lake Co., IL) ? JONES and⁄or Jimmie T. BALL who died in 1981. Rosalie died violently in Cook Co. 1949. Any information on the family would be appreciated!

Jody Miller Posted 4⁄11⁄97 I'm trying to locate relatives or anyone with a connection or story applicable to the following names: OGRIN - Waukegan and North Chicago 1890-1934 (possibly earlier) and KERSHINAR - Waukegan and North Chicago 1904- . Thanks!

Gloria Markus Posted 4⁄18⁄97 Trying to locate birth info on James DWYER son of Margaret DWYER, father's name is not known. He had a brother named William. Margaret was born in Ireland around 1806. James was born in Illinois according to the 1880 census records. He was living in Arkansas at that time and had married Nancy FOSTER. Please e-mail me if you have any info on James, Margaret or William DWYER.

Dale E. Ebersold Posted 4⁄28⁄97 Researching the families of DUELL and TUPPER in the Lake County and northern Cook County area. Holland R. DUELL (b. 1861) of Palatine and Grace R. Tupper (b. 1867) of Deerfield were married in Lake County about December 28, 1886. Shortly after their marriage they migrated to Sandwich, DeKalb County, IL. No earlier record of the DUELL line is known. Grace R. TUPPER appears to be the youngest child of Simeon (b. 1832 NY) and Alvira (b. 1851 VT) TUPPER.

Karin Sloan Reichart Posted 4⁄30⁄97 I am looking for descendants of Knowles Gratton SLONE. He was born June 23, 1863 in Madison Co., IN, the son of John M. SLONE and Margaret POINDEXTER. He married, first, Nancy A. SMITH on November 14th, 1884 in Deleware Co., IN. Secondly, Hattie LADD, they had a son Isaac G. SLONE b. 13 February 1899 in Madison Co., IN. Knowles moved sometime after 1900 to Lake Bluff, IL where he was a ticket agent for the Northshore RR. He died November 11, 1929, and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetary in Waukegan, IL. The informant on his death certificate was Oris SLONE. Was he a son of Knowles SLONE??? Did he and Hattie LADD have any children ??? Knowles SLONE is one of 10 children born to John M. and Margaret SLONE. I have family history on the SLONE⁄SLOAN family back to 1778 in Patrick Co., VA, would like to find cousins to share it with! I would love to find an obit for Knowles SLONE. Does anyone know what newspaper was in existence at the time of his death? (11⁄11⁄1929) Any help would be welcomed and greatly appreciated!!!

E. K. Frederick Posted 4⁄30⁄97 I am looking for the families of FREDERICK, DUNKLAU, PETSCHER. They lived in Chicago in the late 1800s to the early 1900s. August FREDERICK was a steeplejack who was electrocuted Feb 16, 1915? and is buried in Concordia cemetery. His wife's name was Carrie. I'm looking for any info about any of these last names.

Jay Cunnington Posted 4⁄30⁄97 I am researching my mother and father's families, they being John Marshall CUNNINGTON and Joy Dolores SHUMAKER. John was a Benton Township trustee for 25 years, from 1953 to 1978, served as a precinct committeeman for many years, was a boy scout troop leader (62?) in the early 50s, and was on the Winthrop Harbor Volunteer Fire Department until the early 70s. Joy worked in the Benton Township offices in the late 70s under Ken Henke. She also worked in the Zion school system in the library at East School, and later at the Cake Box Bakery in Zion.

Jenny Page Posted 5⁄6⁄1997 Information regarding Gladys DAILY (DAILEY) and her husband POGUE. They had several children, some of whom were raised by an aunt. Gladys also married a man by the last name of CONDER. No information regarding that person. Any help appreciated.

Susan St. John OrvisPosted 5⁄6⁄1997. Du Page County Alert! Lake County Alert! Cook County Alert! I am searching for the birth records of my great grandfather: EDWARD GARSTIN SMITH of Chicago who married Ida LELAND of Cleveland, 11⁄17⁄1887 in NYC, NY and their 2 children: INA LELAND SMITH born 1⁄4⁄1890 AND LELAND HOSMER SMITH born 8⁄11⁄1893 possibly in Chicago. I have a photo of GEN. EDWARD GARSTIN, ROYAL ENGINEERS taken in Calcutta in 1863 when he was in his 70's with a notation that he was Edward Garstin Smith's grandfather. Please help find my family! Thank you!

Carolyn Caflisch Posted 5⁄19⁄1997 William Henry PRICE b Wattsburg, PA m Mary Amanda RAGAN b 17⁄7⁄1843 in Illinois in Fremont Twnship, Gilmer, Lake Cnty IL. Interested in information about John G. RAGAN and wife Hannah TUCKER m 09⁄1⁄1839 in Town of Fremont. Who were the parents of Hannah TUCKER? John G RAGAN also married the sister Hepisah TUCKER.

Diane Oslund Posted 5⁄29⁄1977 I'm looking for the death date and burial place for an Annis WARNER who lived in Antioch. Her husband James is buried in the Tyrrell plot at Angola Cemetery in Lake Villa but have not been able to find Annis. She was born between 1798-1820 and was still alive in 1850. Lost track of her after the 1850 census. If anybody can help I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.

Lynne H. DeMont Posted 6⁄15⁄1997 My ancestors lived in Lake County from the early 1840's. I'd be very interested to know more about them. James NOTTINGHAM and his family came from Warren, New York, Herkimer County, and settled in Warren Township, Lake County. Their son, Cromwell NOTTINGHAM, is my great-great grandfather. Cromwell was born in New York in 1831, but married Mary CLARKSON, daughter (I believe) of John E. CLARKSON. John CLARKSON's two sons, Theodore and John, Jr., served in the 96th Illinois Volunteers in the Civil War.

Claudette Dickey Posted 6⁄15⁄1997 I am trying to find the STUPEY family. I believe they were in the Highland Park area. Possibly a Donald Frances STUPEY, but interested in any STUPEYs.

Kevin Joy Posted 7⁄1⁄97 I am looking for any genealogical information available for Edmond Patrick JOY born and married in Cook and⁄or Lake County, Illinois. Specifically, I am looking for any information about Edmond's ancestors or the ancestors of his wife.

Don Thomas Posted 7⁄21⁄97 I am looking for information on ELMER B. DAY who was born on Jan. 27, 1852. Also need information on his parents -- JAMES O. DAY & LOVINA MARBLE. The only info on the parents I have is that father was from Ohio (born 1828??) and mother died in Arcadia, NY. on Sept 5, 1912. Would share any information anyone may have.

Jay Cunnington Posted 7⁄24⁄97 Looking for information on Isabel(le) CUNNINGTON, born 3⁄14⁄1917. The CUNNINGTONs moved to Zion in late 1919 and were living at 3000 Gabriel on 1⁄3⁄1920. Isabelle m. late 1930s, possibly to Earling CLIFF. She later abandoned her husband and 3-year-old daughter, Nellie. According to one of her sisters, Isabelle ran off with a man from the Navy, who was a friend of her brother-in-law. This man has disclaimed any knowledge of Isabelle, saying he was happily married at the time. Anyone with any information about my aunt, please contact me!

Kim Gilmore Posted 8⁄6⁄1997 Looking for information about Forester BRASHEAR. Forester and Robbie GILMORE had 1 child, b. 7⁄27⁄1977 at Lake County Hosp. Grateful for any information about his birth, lineage, etc.

Nancy Knepper Posted 8⁄13⁄97 Seeking any information on a Franz (Frank) BARTELL, BARTEL, BARTL, BARTHEL who emigrated from Austria⁄Germany⁄Hungary thru Ellis Island ca 1905-1909 and eventually settled in Cook County, Illinois. Son Peter or Paul and daughter about age 9 by the name of Marie Magdalene came with him, also an uncle whose wife was already in America. Information urgently needed.

Kaye K. Lystad-Kirk Posted 8⁄13⁄97 Am looking for any information on the RADSCHWEIT family from the Waukegan, IL area. My grandfather's half sister, Esther EMERSON was born in 1890 in North Dakota. She married a J. (John?) RADSCHWEITand in 1939 were living in the Waukegan area. Esther died January 18, 1943. Her obituary listed her children as: Robert RADSCHWEIT, Florence RADSCHWEIT, Jacqueline RADSCHWEIT, Geneva LEARSCH and Opal NICHOLS. I am documenting my family history and would appreciate information on this family and on any descendants of Esther.

Kevin Orme Posted 8⁄20⁄97 Looking for information on DORA HUNT who in 1930 lived at 2109 Emmaus Ave in the City of Zion. Her maiden name was STEVENS. Her Mother, Hester A. STEVENS, died in Lake County and is reportedly buried in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Zion. Can anyone confirm this?? I would like to know who Dora's husband was and if they had any children. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Yvette Reckert Posted 8⁄20⁄97 WASHBURN - Need info on Benjamin Franklin WASHBURN, Jr. born 15 Oct 1842 in Lake Co. IL and Frederick Augustus WASHBURN born 25 Aug 1844. Father was Benjamin Franklin WASHBURN, born 15 Oct 1814 in VT⁄MA. Mother was Elizabeth E. RUTH born 23 Nov 1824 in Berks County, PA. B. F. and Elizabeth moved to Lake Co., IL around 1835. Need to find out where their father was born.

Patti Schneider Posted 8⁄28⁄97 I need infor re: DELIAH KING. She celebrated her 100th and 102nd birthdays in Zion, Lake County, IL, in 1918 and 1920. She voted for Harding in her 103rd year in Zion. What is her maiden name? I hope it is DeVault. When did she die? Thank you!

James Kleinert Posted 9⁄2⁄97 I am looking infomation on my father's family, Herman Anton KLEINERT, wife Henrietta Agusta Kleinert. They came to U.S.A. about 1875, lived in Milwaukee, WI. I think all children were born in Milwaukee. They moved to Zion, Lake County, IL. Herman was b. July 25,1860, d. November 12,1929. Burial in Mount Olive Cem. Zion. Agusta was b. 1860, d. June 19,1931. Burial in Mount Olive Cem. Zion. They were both born in Germany, I would like to find out where in Germany they came from. I am the last KLEINERT and trying to do a tree for my children.

Darlene (Dittamore) Woods Posted 9⁄26⁄97 I'm looking for any information on this family: John Easton LUDLOW - b: 23 Oct 1871 - Nodaway County, (Clyde) MO, d: 17 Nov 1944 - Lake County, (Waukegan) IL; son of Joseph Easton LUDLOW & Margaret MILLER
m: 1st) 1 March 1894 - Nodaway County, MO, Angeline M. DITTAMORE - b: 31 Dec 1870 Coles Cty., IL. d: 31 March 1904 - Nodaway Cty., (Clyde) MO, dau. of Henry DITTAMORE & Margaret Jane VARVEL. Ch:
Monnie Ludlow - b: November 1895 - Nodaway Cty., MO
Opal Ludlow - b: June 1897 - Nodaway Cty., MO
Mabel Ludlow - b: Sept 1899 - Nodaway Cty., MO
Baby Girl (possibly named Margarite) - b: Mar 1904- Nodaway Cty,MO
m: 2nd) Melissa ?
After the death of John's first wife, it was reported that he left his 4 daughters with their grandparents for a while, and went to possibly the Chicago area. Returned to MO and got his daughters and then moved them to IL. I have managed, however, to find his birth certificate that says he lived in Waukegan, IL, that he was a watchman for LUDLOW MOTOR. He is buried @ Mt. Olivet (Lake County, Benton Twnshp, IL)

Mike Thomas Posted 9⁄30⁄97 I am looking for information on the THOMAS, COON, RUBITSCHUNG, and HANNER families. Christian THOMAS and his wife, Catherine (both born in Germany) arrived in Lake County sometime between 1840 (when Catherine entered the U.S., not known if single or married at the time) and 1850, when they are listed in the Fremont township census. They had a son, Christian Peter, (1849-1941) and a daughter, Mary. Christian Peter married Caroline COON (1858-1893 or 94?) and lived in Fremont township until about 1918. They had 5 sons (my grandfather, Christie V. 1881-1959, also Charles, Clair, Fred, and Percy) and one daughter (Edith). Christie V. married Matilda RUBITSCHUNG (1895-1973?). Her parents were Adolph RUBITSCHUNG (1849-1936) and Rosalie⁄Rosaline HANNER (1860-1933). Christian Peter and some of his sons left in 1918 to homestead in McClure, SD. They all apparently returned to Lake County in 1928. Christie and his family (Including my father, Clyde 1921-1963) moved to the Michigan Copper country sometime after that. Information on any of the above families, especially relating to their origins in Germany, is appreciated.

Virginia Dial Posted 9⁄30⁄97 LAMBERT and HUGHES FAMILIES - LAMBERT, John Deloss born 1824 in New York married HUGHES, Catherine, born 1834 in Pennslyvania. They were married in 1853 at Earlville (LaSalle) IL. Catherine's parents were Edward HUGHES and Mary HISE. Catherine and John D. had 13 children (Flora, Lottie, Edward J., Theodore W., J. William, Henry D., Eudora, Georgianna, Elizabeth, Hattie B., Nettie M., Minzo, Stella). These children married into the families of TUTTLE, KINGHAM, CATLETT, JONES, DAVIS, MATTHEWS, JAGGERS, COFFMAN, SHAFFER and WATKINS. John and Catherine LAMBERT were in LaSalle, Kendall and Livingston counties. Can anyone help me on any of these families especially the LAMBERT or HUGHES families?

Michael Scheller Posted 9⁄30⁄97 I am looking for information on Hattie SCHELLER. Records show her death on 3-15-1941 in Libertyville Township. Also, (Posted 10⁄3⁄97) I am looking for information on the following SCHELLERs in Lake County: Herman (d 3-15-1941 Libertyville Twp.) and John C. (d 4-21-1944 Shields Twp.)

Carl Unbehaun Posted 10⁄3⁄97 Seek info on Edward SIDES DAVIS, b. 1877 (Memphis TN), father Alfred Francis DAVIS, mother Margaret Agnes (SIDES) DAVIS. Edward lived in Round Lake, IL. 1st wife Deda WALKER DAVIS; 2nd wife Genevieve DAVIS. Children by 1st marriage: Orvile (or Orville) DAVIS of Larchmount NY & Ethel CRANE of Mt. Prospect, IL.

Sharlet Posted 10⁄3⁄97. Would like to find information on Maude OAKLEY LARSEN. She was born in Jefferson Co., IL. in the 1880's and married someone named LARSEN. By 1910 they were in Waukegan and her husband was a part owner of Larsen and Peterson Paint and Wallpaper store in Waukegan. Would like to find out names of her children and siblings, when she died, etc.

Dianne Piepkow Posted 10⁄11⁄97 I am looking for information on the MORE⁄MOORE families that lived in Mundelein, IL from about 1850 to 1915. John MORE was married to Altha COLE and they had 13 children. They came from NY. They lived for a time in Medina County, OH. Altha (COLE) MOORE died in 1844 and the family was scattered after that. Some of the younger children went to live with the older married ones. John MORE⁄MOORE spent the rest of his life living with the older children. I believe that in 1850, John was living in Half Day, IL. I am looking for information on Myron MORE⁄MOORE who married a Dulcena FOSTER, also a Harriet MORE⁄MOORE who married a George Franklin HUBBARD, a Louise Elizabeth MORE⁄MOORE who married a Theodore Sedgewick MILLS, also a son named John MORE⁄MOORE who may have lived in the Waukegon area. I am interested in any information about any of them. Would like to hear from any of their descendants. I am a great-great-great grandaughter of Survetus MORE⁄MOORE who was one of their siblings and son of John and Altha. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Also forgot, Samuel Silas MORE⁄MOORE who married an Ann Maria CONKLIN.

Alan Schlosser Posted 10⁄14⁄97 Looking for any info on Delorville & Lydia (WHEELER) BALDWIN. They were both born in NY. They lived in Penn Yan, Yates Co., NY area before going to IL. According to Yates Co. History book they were living in Lake Co. by 1873. Any info helpful. Thanks.

ROBERT LEVONOWICZ Posted 10⁄23⁄97 Looking for any family history. Last name of LEVONOWICZ. I am interested in any information available.

Sharon Johnson Posted 11⁄2⁄97 Looking for lost family. Perley Shepard BUFFINGTON b.7⁄11⁄1880 in Kankakee Co. IL, d.1⁄14⁄1948 in Cook Co. IL. He first married Mary (unknown maiden name). They lived in Lake Co. IL. They had two children that I know of, maybe more: Edward L. BUFFINGTON, b.abt.1901 & Ada BUFFINGTON, b.abt.1905. Edward m. 12⁄3⁄1928 to Frances (unknown maiden name). They had one child that I know of: Gwynn b.abt.1929. I believe this family lived in Lake Co. IL and later moved to Chicago Heights, IL. Would like to know if there are any descendants from this family.

Harold C. Johnson Posted 11⁄23⁄97 I'm looking for information on my G. Great Grand Father Washington JOHNSON, his wife and family. I know that they came to Lake County in 1844 from Jefferson Co. New York. I have tried to get info on the family from there without success. I hope you may have some other information on the family that will help me further my search. I would like to find out what cemetery he and his wife were buried in. My grand father Perry JOHNSON married Nellie NEVILLE from Wauconda in 8⁄9⁄1893 in Barrington, IL. Thanks very much for any help you may be able to give.

Deb McNelly Posted 11⁄29⁄97 Looking for any information on the family of Mathew B. SMITH. Mathew and his wife Catherine moved to the Waukegan area between 1840 and 1850 from Schenectady County, NY. They had 12 children: Charles S., Mary A., William H., Washington, Hester A., Daikus, Elizabeth, Joshua, Thankful H., Sally C., Daniel S., and George E. The latter six were all born in Waukegan. Cannot locate a death date for Mathew or his wife Catherine, they both disappear after the 1870 census. They would have both been in there 60's. Daniel S. SMITH and his wife Etta DACK moved from the Waukegan area (abt 1870's) to Evanston, IL to raise a family. Any information would be appreciated.

Harold L. Dutcher Posted 12⁄3⁄97 REVELAND DUTCHER wed 25 Oct 1844 in Waukegan to the WIDOW SHEFFIELD. Her name may have been Anne and she may have died before 1850 census EMILY, JAMES, JOHN SHEFFIELD in a boarding house in 1850 census; are these her children? In another 1850 boarding house appear LIONEL FENNO, Wife AMMANDA, Children GEO, MILES, LODORA, DARWIN, AMANDA, ELIZ FENNO and REVELAND DUTCHER Age 58 b. NY.

Diana Granger Posted 12⁄3⁄97 Researching Augustus GRANGER who lived in Waukegan for a time. In 1860 he was in Wauconda where his son Frank GRANGER was born.

Alan N. Bunner Posted 12⁄26⁄97 I am researching the following families in Lake County, Illinois: AMES, DAVIS (from south Wales), HUSON, KRAFT (from Germany), ROGERS (desc. of Marvin, Hiram, Henry), FAIRWEATHER (from Yorkshire), and HOWARD.


Doris Sherman Carnahan Posted 1⁄10⁄98 MARY SHERMAN SCISSORS: seeking family members that can give me information on her brother, JULES SHERMAN, born 1901. MARY SHERMAN SCISSORS and her husband (name unknown) owned a shoe store in University City, MO in the 30's. Jules SHERMAN married Adele PROBST in 1933. This marriage ended and Jules remarried, fathering several more children, names unknown. I believe his father's name might have been Levi and he owned a deli in the St. Louis area in the 30's. Jules died in 1978 in Florida. The executrix of his will was Nancy S. Smith. Her address as shown on the Social Security records was 251 Cary, Highland Park, IL. I wonder if Nancy could have been his daughter, my half sister? Any information will be so appreciated. Thank you!

Barbara Mivshek Posted 1⁄10⁄98 Researching my Lake County ancestors BRACHER, HARRIS, BOYCE, CHAPIN, HILL, GRIFFITH, WIPPLE, and HAYS. I am the great great granddaughter of John Robert BRACHER, born 1⁄17⁄1836 in London and Jessie Chapin BOYCE, born 3⁄17⁄1862 in Lake County; William Griffith HARRIS, born 7⁄4⁄1845 in South Wales and Adelia Sophia WIPPLE; UNKNOWN HAYS born about 1840 in NY or PA; Anton ZEHREN, born about 1852 in Fountain City, WI, and Barbara GAAB; and William Arthur HAINES, born about 1867 and Lucy MILLER. I have a home page that details my family information via Family Tree Maker at Bracher Genealogy. I would like to correspond with potential relatives and am willing to share my research information.

Bill O'Donnell Posted 1⁄10⁄98 In 1855, James O'DONNELL (or McDONNELL) was said to live in Lake County, coming from Ottawa, Canada on his way to Prairie du Chien, WI. Is there a land record somewhere, or other sign of his presence in Lake County?

Becky Posted 1⁄10⁄98 Researching Michael ACKER who was enumerated with family of Daniel WHEELER in 1850 census living in the town Ela. I am looking for the maiden name of his first wife, Hannah, who died in Hillsdale Co., Michigan at the age of 19 in 1858. Their marriage was not recorded in Michigan and possible the two married in Lake Co. 1850 to 1858.

William Hampel Bischoff Posted 1⁄10⁄98 My Great Grandmother Christianna HAMPEL died in Zion, Lake County, IL. on the 14 of August 1905. I have a copy of her death certificate and it appears she was buried in Mt Olivet Cemetery. What I am looking for is an obituary that may mention who her parents may have been and where she came from in Germany. She was visiting her daughter Rose MISCHLER at the time of her death. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Roberta Taylor Posted 1⁄16⁄98 Zebina FORD, b. 1789 NH d. Lake Co. IL married; Olive ???? b. ? d. ? children: Stebbins FORD, b. 1823 MA d. ? Orville FORD, b. 1827 VT d. 1914 OK my gggrandfather d. ? Horace FORD, b. 1829 VT d. ? Sanra A. FORD, b. 1835 VT d. ? Franise FORD b. 1839 IL d. ? Please E-Mail If you have any info.

Bill & Renee Brock Posted 1⁄28⁄98 I am looking for information on Clara Marsena MARSHALL. I believe she was a doctor in the Waukegan and Chicago area. She raised and may have adopted my grandmother, Helen MARSHALL, who married Mathias BINS in Chicago. I have a letter from the Christian Catholic Church that states that Clara Marsena MARSHALL was born Oct 31, 1853. Her fathers name was given as James YAKE and her mother's name as Nancy Jane YAKE. Her place of birth, Wisconsin.

Dick Switzer Posted 1⁄28⁄98 Edward H. SWITZER m. Mildred Louise MEYERS in Lake Co., IL on 30-Mar-1935. This marriage was soon annulled. When was it annulled? Who were Mildred's parents? Did she marry again? Is she still living?

Donald W. FINEL Posted 1⁄28⁄98 I am researching my mother's (Alvera LUX) family and looking for any information on Sebastian LUX, b.France, m.Margaret BARST, b. Ellses, Germany. Came to Buffalo, N.Y. and after six years moved to Illinois. Took a
government claim in what is now Wadsworth, IL. I have a copy of the Wadsworth Bicentennial Book showing a picture of Mr. & Mrs. LUX. I am wondering if this is my gg-grandfather and gg-grandmother. I would appreciate and information regarding the Lake Co. LUX ⁄ DOYLE families. Please e-mail if you would like to correspond. Thank you.

James H. Lee Posted 1⁄28⁄98 I am looking for information on LUTHER HARMON and wife DEBORAH HARMON who lived in Benton Township in 1860. My gggrandmother is their daughter MILLIE SABRA HARMON BUTLER, she married George BUTLER in Waukegan in 1864.

Grace Younglove Hudson Posted 1⁄28⁄98 Looking for information on John YOUNGLOVE who is listed on the Lake County, Town of Avon 1870 census. Age 44, b. Canada. He has a wife Charity listed as 32 b. NY, a son John 2 listed as b. MI. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Toni Mann Posted 1⁄31⁄98 Searching for information on the DAVISON family. They lived in Lake Zurich from 1835-1870. William DAVISON married Mary GRIDLEY. Their children were Seth, Ellen and Eva. Caleb DAVISON is buried in White Cemetery in Barrington.

David Burkett Posted 2⁄5⁄98 Looking for information on: HICKS, Rachel, b: 3⁄30⁄1893 Waukegan, IL. Lake Co. Father: HICKS,Clarence. Police and Fire Chief of Waukegan 1905. Mother: Kitty HICKS. JOHNSON, Fredrick, W. b: 12⁄3⁄1888 Calumet, Mich. d: 4⁄20⁄1958, Downey, IL. Father: JOHNSON, George D., Mother: EASTRALSON, Margaret. Fredrick and Rachel were married in Lake Co. My father Fredrick E. JOHNSON was born 3⁄06⁄1926 in N.Chicago.

Andrea Gibbons Posted 2⁄5⁄98 Looking for others researching the KRUEGERS from Waukegan. My Great Great Grandfather FREDRICK HERMAN KREUGER, born 01⁄17⁄1842, possibly in the Alsace-Lorraine area of Germany. He came to Waukegan possibly around 1865 with his wife FREDRICA (Rica) (EGGERT) KRUEGER born Nov. 1845. Their children were all born in Waukegan:
1.Anna dob. May 1868, married Fred HAARBAUR
2.Robert dob. 1872 dod abt. 1885
3.Herman Otto dob. 1873, married Tina BRUNKE
4.Minnie dob. Jan.1875, married Alfred SEIFERT
5.Matilda dob.1877, married Richard BRUNKE
6.Bettie dob. Feb.1880 may be twin of Amanda and died in infancy?
7.Amanda dob. Feb.13,1880, married Fredrick (Fritz) Karl SEIFERT (my GreatGrandparents)
8.Fredrick F. dob.Feb.17 1882, married Nellie SHEEHAN
9.William Fredrick dob. May 1885, married Minnie BURANDT
10.Bertha(Birdie⁄Bert) dob.March 1887 married Frank KRAFT
11.Henry Christian dob. Nov. 30 1888 married Martha HOLMES (Henry changed his last name to KREGER)
12.Max dob.Dec. 1890 married Margaret ??

If any of these names match your research I'd love to hear from you, I am especially interested in learning if Fredrick Herman had any siblings. Also the name of the town or village that he came from in Germany, any and all information is welcome. Thanks in advance.

Pete Velsko Posted 2⁄7⁄98 Seeking information on Catherine YOUNGHEN, b. ca. 1790 NJ (?) and George DART, b. ca. 1775 Delaware. These individuals may be related, they appear in the 1850 Illinois Census. Appreciate any info. Thank you.

Mare Kimura Posted 2⁄7⁄98 I'm looking for any info on Nicolas SCHOENEBERGER, Sr., marr Mary (?), sons - Nicolas, Jr., Frank J and William J. dau - Amelia O and Rosa E. He immigrated to the US from Alsace-Lorraine, Germany in 1869. Lived in Lake County, Vernon Township during the 1880 and 1900 census'.

Bohacmb@aol.com Posted 2⁄7⁄98 My grandfather - William STAFFORD, born Brookyn NY aprox 1861 - his parents lived near or in Libertyville and are buried there, as is he. Looking for the names of his parents and where they lived and are buried.All I know of is that he had 2 brothers known as M.E. & R.W. Stafford. They had Pickle factories in Libertyville, McHenry & in three other cities - known as Stafford-Goldsmith Pickle Co. which, according to an old label, was founded in 1869 & Incorp. 1900. The name STAFFORD is so common, having trouble making sure that the STAFFORDs I have found are the ones related.

Duffyjb@aol.com Posted 2⁄16⁄98 I am doing research on my gg grandfather Peter DUFFY. I believe that he came from Ireland in 1848 and settled in Deerfield soon after.

Terry W Stewart Posted 2⁄26⁄98 Hello I am researching the family of Lloyd WOOLDRIDGE, who lived in Zion and Waukegan, IL His second wife was Jessie and he had many children with his first wife name ??. He had a daughter named Gertrude who married Julius HOPPE. They had several sons, one of whom was David. Lloyd also had a son named Arthur Lloyd who moved to Texas in the late 1940's and another son named Ernest who still lives in Waukegan. Samuel was a son who died at a young age. Arthur has two sons named Thomas W. and Paul Arthur. His daughter's name is Pamela Jane. His wife was Angeline SHARP, originally from Ottumwa, Iowa. Just seeing if there is anyone out there who may have more info on this family or related families. Thank you,

Ellie Cameron Posted 2⁄26⁄98 I would appreciate any information on ELECTA GOODALE and⁄or FREDERICK & SARAH VAN VLIET, thought to be ELECTA's parents...at least she lived in their household. ELECTA is a missing link to BEN FRANKLIN. They all lived in Cuba Township in Lake County and ELECTA is on the 1850 census. I need birth, death records, etc. and possibly place of burial. Any other personal information would be just super. They possibly all migrated from MA or NH or thereabouts.

Travis Goodman Posted 3⁄15⁄98 Samuel SHERER b. abt 1849 came to Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois around 1870. He was a native of Prussia. His wife was Elizabeth b. abt. 1847 in Darmstadt, Germany. I believe they met in America. Samuel and
Elizabeth had 5 children. Emma SHERER b. abt 1872, Ida SHERER b. abt. 1875, Henry George SHERER b. 11⁄1878, Lewis SHERER b. 6⁄1882 and Conrad SHERER 1⁄1886. Samuel died around 1890 and Elizabeth married a man whose last name was SHEILIN. Elizabeth and Mr. SHIELIN had one daughter named Edna SCHEILIN, b. 2⁄1891. Henry George SHERER married Martha Frances KNOX. He was a supervisor at the U.S. Steel plant in Waukegan. I do not have any information on the parents of Samuel SHERER. Any help with this family is greatly appreciated. I will share what information I have.

Randy D. Kick Posted 3⁄15⁄98 Looking for any information on James SLOANE. When he was approximately 30 years old -- (the early 1920s) -- he may have been employed by The Standard Paving Company of Chicago, IL. During this time Standard Paving was building Route 120 through Lake County, IL. (also referred to as Belvidere Road.) During this time Mr. SLOANE is believed to have resided, as a boarder, at my grandmother's (Mary Francis SULLIVAN McGUIRE TITUS) home in Hainesville, IL. My mother's name is Helen Yvonne McGUIRE KICK. My grandmother married Joseph TITUS of Libertyville, IL. in 1933.

Thomas Barrett Posted 3⁄15⁄98 Seeking information on Ashbel V. SMITH. Born at Fort Hill, IL in 1877. Served as Illinois State's Attorney from 1920 until 1932. Lived most of his life in Waukegan, IL. Date of death unknown to me. I am particularly interested in his military⁄political history, but would appreciate any details.

Rick Albright Posted 3⁄15⁄98 Looking for info on Anny (nee CARLSON) MAGNUSON, 1886-1951, a native of Smaaland, Sweden who worked as a cook at the Dorcas Home (orphan school) in Deerfield, Lake Co. She had two children, Margit (1910-1984) and Edith (1913-1994). All three lived at the Dorcas Home, according to the 1920 census. Anny had a sister, Julia, who worked in Evanston.

Molly Leonard Posted 3⁄27⁄98 Mahalia Jane CHAMBERLIN (or CHAMBERLAIN) was born in Waukegan 11⁄13⁄1858. She had a brother, Vance, and a brother or nephew, Louis. Parents: William Wallace CHAMBERLIN and Mary McLAUGHLIN. Mahalia married Benjamin F. LEONARD in Chicago in 1876 and they homesteaded in Nebraska. Vance and his wife, Belle, may have moved to Minnesota. I'm looking for any information about Mahalia's life, family, and ancestors. Thanks!

Barbara JAMESON Posted 3⁄28⁄98 Can someone do a marriage license look-up? I am looking for a marriage on Oct 10 or 11, 1928 for a James John JAMESON and Walburg Teresa MCKANE or HOFFMANN. They were married by a J.P. Walburg had been married and divorced from a man named HOFFMAN so they could not marry in the church. We had always thought they were married in Cook County, but three separate searches show we were incorrect. I have already tried Lake County IN, and they weren't married there either. If they were not married in Lake Co, IL, I don't know where to try next!!! Please E-mail me.

Preston61 Posted 3⁄28⁄98 I have been trying to research the PRESTONs. The oldest one that I have is Willard Arthur PRESTON, b. 1881-1882 in Memphis, TN (info from son's death certificate). He moved to Antioch (according to census info.) and was married to Maude Ella BLANCHARD of Wisconsin. They had a son, Oscar Henry PRESTON, Senior, b. 1914. Family legend has it that his name was originally POSTLEWAITE. I'm trying to find any and all info (death date, where buried, etc.).

Sandra W. Doolittle Posted 4⁄4⁄98 I am looking for the VARSEK family. Vince VARSEK married Sara RICHARDSON from Columbus, Georgia. Their children Vinnie, Bobby and Jackie VARSEK. Vince VARSEK has a sister Mary VARSEK RICHARDSON, she married William Cullen (Bill) RICHARSON of Columbus, Georgia their children were Dolly, Ginger, David and Billy RICHARDSON. They lived in Waukegan and Zion. Sister and brother married sister and brother. RICHARDSON and VARSEK. Thanks for any help,

John R. Griffin Posted 4⁄4⁄98 John GRIFFIN (1804-1876) married Mary CHAPMAN at Quadring, Lincolnshire, England, and emigrated to Lake Co., IL, in 1846. Their children were: Isaac (1832-1908), married Charlotte JACKSON; and Abraham (1833-1908), married Henrietta E. LA GRANGE. Many of Isaac GRIFFIN's descendants live in KS; many of Abraham GRIFFIN's descendants live in WI and IA.

Mary (Chapman) GRIFFIN died in 1851 and John GRIFFIN married Harriet KIRK
about 1852 in Benton Twp., Lake Co., IL. Their children were: Eliza GRIFFIN (1853-1925), married George REYNOLDS; John W. GRIFFIN (1855-1913), married Laura I. BENNETT; Martha GRIFFIN (1857-1902), married Fred WILBY; Henry GRIFFIN (1859-1893); and Elizabeth GRIFFIN (1861-1885).

Abraham and Henrietta E. (La Grange) GRIFFIN were the parents of the following children born in Lake Co., IL: George Henry GRIFFIN (1854-1935), first married Nellie M. STEVENS, then Emma Helen POWER; Rachel Henrietta GRIFFIN (1857-1927), married Arthur HIND; Ida Marietta GRIFFIN (1859-1939), married Charles Grant HARRISON; and Henry Cross GRIFFIN (1861-1937), married Katherine Emma BAIN. Abraham GRIFFIN moved his family to Sauk Co., WI, in 1861 and became the parents of: William Wilson GRIFFIN (1863-1947), married Ella Mae STONE; Frederick Lewis GRIFFIN (1867-1931), married Orilla Ida PARKS; and Clifford Edwin GRIFFIN (1869-1940), married Ella I. WHEELER.

John W. and Laura I. (Bennett) GRIFFIN were the parents of Roy Bennett GRIFFIN (1880-1952); Esther GRIFFIN (1883-1949), married John J. GOULD; Una GRIFFIN (1885-1939), married David M. SIMPSON; and Myra Florence GRIFFIN (1887-1929), married Lester T. QUASDORF. I freely exchange family information.

Ed Koski Posted 4⁄4⁄98 Looking for Liisa JOHNSON who married John MIILUNIEMI approx 1915 and resided in Waukegan. Also looking for her sister: Maria Sofia JOHNSON who married Jacob KYNDBERG approx 1910 and also resided in Waukegan. I'm assuming that they were married in Waukegan. Thank-you.

Tom Sisolak Posted 4⁄5⁄98 I am researching Henry W. DORSETT, mygg grandfather. He was born in Westchester Co., NY, 1811. He married Martha A. LENT in NY, 1831. They moved from Tioga Co., PA, to Waukegan, Lake Co., IL, in 1844. Known children are: Catherine, b.1832; Hanna, b.1834; Lewis, b.1836; May, b.1838; Truman, b.1844; Ransom, b.1847; and Anna, b.1857. Henry served as Coroner, Postmaster, and Sheriff of Lake County, IL 1848-1857. I would like to contact descendants or anyone who has information of the above family. Thanks.

Carolyn Caflisch Posted 4⁄13⁄98 PRICE, James C. b 7⁄16⁄1803 - Wayne County NY. d 5⁄31⁄1883 Lake County; m J. CRUVER (CRUVIL?) b 1⁄18⁄1807 Wales Erie Cty., PA, d 5⁄8⁄1895 - s William Henry PRICE b 3⁄30⁄1836 Wattsburg Erie Cty PA. m Mary Amanda RAGAN b 7⁄17⁄1843 d 2⁄28⁄1922 in Hawthorne CA. Parents of Mary Amanda were John G. RAGAN b 2⁄28⁄1812 Philadelphia PA d 11⁄14⁄1887 Lake County; m Hannah TUCKER b 5⁄8⁄1815 Foxbridge VT. d 8⁄16⁄1847 Lake County. John G. RAGAN was the first sheriff of the county from what I have read, I would like to know more about where he came from. I think his father's name is Morgan O'REAGAN. Thanks for any help....

Kim Shaffer Posted 4⁄13⁄98 I am looking for information on a Mary WILLIAMS. Born 1850. Date of death not known. This Mary WILLIAMS was a well-known seamstress to the "upper crust" of Chicago in the late 1800s. I have a remarkable quilt that she made, and so I would like some more biographical information about her. Thanks.

Marita Brewer-Lee Posted 4⁄13⁄98 My ancestor, Elijah FREEMAN, was born in Newark, New Jersey 9 Nov. 1791. He died in Wauconda, Lake Co. Illinois 5 Nov. 1860. He was a Baptist preacher. His brother, Peter FREEMAN was born in Newark, New Jersey 7 Oct. 1793 and died in Waukegan, Lake Co. Illinois, he also was a Baptist preacher. Seeking ancestors and descendants.

Mary E. Miller Posted 4⁄13⁄98 Harry MILLER lived in Antioch, IL , all I have is a box number, per an old heirship report from the mid 1940's. Harry was the son of Fred MILLER. Little to go on, but if anyone has knowledge of this Harry, wife, children? I would surely love to hear from them.

Joe Wallace Posted 3⁄13⁄98 I am looking for information on Frank SRACHTA. b. abt 1880's d. abt 1940's. Owned and operated a resort on Fox Lake with his sons Frank and John. He was Catholic and lived died in Ingleside. He has a son Joseph buried in the Chicago Bohemian National Cemetery. Thank you for any help you can provide.

TERRY W STEWART Posted 4⁄13⁄98 WOOLDRIDGE, or WOOLRIDGE, SUITTIE, & are SUTTIE. The family of LLOYD WOOLDRIDGE who was the son of TOM & LIZZIE WOOLDRIDGE. Son in-law to CHARLES & ??? SUITTIE and married to their daughter EDNA in abt. 1909 for they were on the 1910 Lake County census and were in COOK Co., Il. in 1920 that is LLOYD & EDNA were there with their three children.

Kim Shaffer Posted 4⁄18⁄98 I am looking for information on a Mary WILLIAMS. Born 1850. Date of death not known. This Mary WILLIAMS was a well-known seamstress to the "upper crust" of Chicago in the late 1800s. I have a remarkable quilt that she made, and so I would like some more biographical information about her. Thanks.

DKHMOM Posted 4⁄18⁄98 I would appreciate help with additional information on one of my family ancestors. I have info that Elizabeth BROCK was born to Robert BROCK and Katharina BLAIR on 3⁄18⁄1839 in Lake County IL. She married in Dane County, Wisconsin on 4⁄13⁄1866 to Harvey Harrison ROUNDS. I am interesting in anything available about her ancestors or life in Lake County. Thanks for anything you can help with!!

Linda Kellogg Posted 4⁄23⁄98 George Washington KELLOGG was born on 1 Aug 1864 in Ill (possibly Lake county). We believe he was an orphan at a young age. Later he married Sarah Ellen SHUPERT and they had the following children: Guy, Ernest, George, Paul, Nina, and Pearl. George Washington KELLOGG is buried in Oklahoma. We are trying to find the names of his parents. We do not have a birth record. Any information is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Linda Blood Posted 5⁄15⁄98 I am trying to locate the death of Mary Alice (BLOOD) HORTON. She is last known to be in Waukegan, Lake Co., Ill. She is 64 years old and living with her daughter and son in law Harold FINER. Her husband was Manley HORTON. Her parents were Henry Clark BLOOD and Anne Elizabeth MERRY. Any help would be truly appreciated.

Stan Wickham Posted 5⁄15⁄98 I'm looking for information on the WICKHAM family. Nathaniel B WICKHAM son of James and Hannah WICHHAM some times misspelled (WICKUM) (WHITCOMB) was born on July 1830, Erie Co. New York. He may have had brothers named Charles and John WICKHAM. Nathaniel first is found in the home of Peter ROWLEY and Allice ROWLEY (DUSTIN), Two Rivers, Wis in the 1850 Census listed as a fisherman, with his possible brother Charles. Nathaniel married Abigal Ann ROWLEY, Peter's Daughter at Peter's home in Dec. 1853. Nathaniel and Abby then moved to Lake Co. Ill. and had John Francis WICKHAM in Sept 1855, then returned home to Two Rivers, Wis. and bought a 80 acres farm next door to Peter and Allice ROWLEY. He had Hannah M. WICKHAM 1858, and Lucy A. WICKHAM 1860. In 1862 Nathaniel enlisted in A Co. 27th Inf Reg. Wis. and Died in Military Hospital, Madison Wis. 6 May 1864, after getting sick during Military service. Abby WICKHAM then took her family back to Lake Co, Ill, and Married George J. TOWER 1 Sept 1866, after he returned from Military Service in I co. 147th Ill Inf Reg. Vol. I'm looking for information on other WICKHAM families in and or around Lake County, Ill. (Hainesville.)

Pat Wilson DePoy Posted 5⁄15⁄98 I am trying to locate decendants of Homer WILSON dob Dec. 16, 1882. Borned in Wayne County, Indiana, son of William M. and Emma (SHOFER) WILSON. He had 4 brother all born in Wayne Co. In. & 2 half-brothers & a half-sister, they were born in Jay Co., In. Uncle Homer retired from Railroad. He had a daughter named Naomi, her husband named Hank possibly Henry, living in Waukegan in the 50s. Any information, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Lake Zurich Press
Lisa Dey Posted 5⁄15⁄98 i lived in wauconda for many years and my father started the original Lake Zurich Press i am looking for information on the paper and if anyone has any of the original newsprints. also interested in tie ups with class mates of l958 wauconda high and 1957 class mates for my brother.

Barb Bednarz Posted 5⁄15⁄98 I have researched my Great Grandfather Carl HANSON for months with no results. He and his wife, Caroline and their children Hilmer, Signe and Borghild emigrated to the US in 1904, Bjorn was born on 14 July 1904 in Cook County. They emigrated from Jevnaker, Norway, he had previously worked at the Hadeland Glasswerks in Hadeland which is now Jevnaker. I traced the company, but no answer, probably too old to locate. He was an excellent fiddle player and thought that was going to give him his fortune. He left Minneapolis and evidently didn't return. We think he had another family somewhere, maybe Chicago, South Dakota, Wisconsin or Minnesota, I even wonder if he possibly went back to Norway. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you for your help.

Mary Kay Mullen Posted 5⁄15⁄98 Seeking any information on Peter McNEANY and his wife Rose, who lived in Waukegan in Lake Co in 1850. They had 3 sons. Arthur (who is my 3ggrandfather), Thomas and Patrick. I have information I am willing to share. I would like to learn where in Ireland Peter and Rose came from. I have a copy from the Co Clerk of Lake Co of the marriage license of Arthur McNEANY and Maria McVEY on 10 June 1853.

Maxine DeBord Posted 5⁄15⁄98 I have a Henry CRABTREE who purchased land in Lake county between 1840 and 1844. I would like to find out some information on his spouse and family. Any info on family would be appreciated.

Ruth S. Filstead Posted 5⁄15⁄98 Two sisters named "Millie" and "Kitty" nee FILSTEAD, lived and are
buried in Waukegan, IL. I do not know their married names or whether they had any children. Millie and Kitty had two brothers who also lived most of their lives in Waukegan, and are buried there: "Charlie" FILSTEAD and "Dick" FILSTEAD whose real name was David. Parents of the four were Kate (nee PARKER) and George FILSTEAD, who ended their lives and are buried in Waukegan. Have some ancestors and some possible relatives who lived in MO and CA. Thank you for any leads you may have.

Rod Hoefert Posted 5⁄28⁄98 I am searching for the birth of Andrew Jackson TOWNSEND abt. 1852. The 1850 census shows his family in Goodale. Also looking for marriage of his parents,George Washington TOWNSEND and Sarah A. ? Thanks for your help.

James K. Stanley Posted 5⁄28⁄98 I'm looking for information regarding the marriage of my great-grandfather "Aralzeman STANLEY" and "Elizabeth RIX". According to the 1850 Census records, Aralzeman was born in about 1832. I presume Elizabeth RIX was born in about 1835. So, I believe the marriage took place around 1854 or so, since their first child was born in 1854, at least according to the records I found. Elizabeth was the daughter of Samual RIX and Anna THURLOW. Any help would be appreciated.

Linda Doty Posted 5⁄28⁄98 HUTCHINSON, Edward Wilbur b. about 1877 IL, found in 1920 Lake Co. IL census with wife Irene and children. About 1923 the couple separated, and Irene took the children to CA. Any information appreciated.

Ruth S. Filstead Posted 5⁄28⁄98 I am searching for further information about the above immigrants from SWEDEN, some from Vastmanland. I believe all were related, and all of them were residents of Waukegan, Lake County, IL - at least during part of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s. Am currently in touch with Karl Streed, who still lives in Waukegan. Perhaps other above-named descendants can be discovered. Area of residences were Grand Avenue, Jackson Street, Porter Street & other. Also I am interested in reading the history of "The Swedish Glee Club", restaurant & ballroom, flourishing in Waukegan until the 1950s. I can supply a family tree for the above names, when they were still in Sweden, with names & dates. Thanks for clues!

Paul Magnusson Posted 5⁄28⁄98 I have a third cousin in Sweden who has asked me to try to find out some information for a co-worker of his. This person had a relative who was a resident of Libertyville. His name was Viktor CARLSSON. He evidently lived in Libertyville from 1891-1919. He had left his wife and children in Sweden and finally returned to Sweden in 1919 and was reunited with his family. He didn't talk that much about his time in America, but he said that he had worked as a coachman at a big farm. He had also said the he had had a lover who was a rich German woman. It's even possible that he was married in America and had children here. I would appreciate any help or direction which you might send to me in finding out about Viktor and his time in Libertyville. Thanks!!
Click here to read the rest of the story and see a great picture of Viktor CARLSSON at work! Can you identify where he worked?

Willi Marshall Brown Posted 5⁄28⁄98 Searching for anyone with surname of GUNSAULLUS,
especially Vine GUNSAULLUS (10⁄16⁄1897 - 3⁄1997) or Lucile GUNSAULLUS (1⁄3⁄1899 - 1⁄11⁄1989) - both died in Fox Lake, Lake Co. IL. Thanks.

Marilou (Haverley) Naeve Posted 5⁄28⁄98 I am looking for any information regarding C. HAVERLEY. In 1872 he established the livery business in DesPlaines, the first livery stable in the place. Mr. C. HAVERLEY held the office of constable for three years in Lake County, IL. In 1861 he enlisted in Company l (or I), 45th Illinois Voluntary Infantry. In the 1850 Census CD #47 1st Edition a Christopher HAVERLY is listed as being in Deerfield Township, Lake County, IL. Also Christopher HAVERLY under IL Civil War Veterans: Christopher was in the 45th Infantry (so C. HAVERLEY and Christopher HAVERLY could be one and the same person). He participated in the battles of Ft. Donelson and Shiloh. At the later engagement he was wounded by gunshot through the left side, from which he was in the hospital 18 months. He was mustered out in the fall of 1864, and on his return from the army engaged in farming for eight years. I have no other information about this person and would welcome any thing that is available about him. I believe he could be a brother to my ggrandfather William HAVERLEY. Thank you very much.

Carl A. Lee Posted 6⁄13⁄98 Amos WRIGHT and his family came to Warren Township in the early 1840s. I have quite a bit of info on this family, but would like more, specifically on a son, John Amos WRIGHT, my ggrandfather. Also looking for the FAY family, who came to Waukegan around 1850 or 1851 from Jefferson County, NY. Would like to know more about his daughter Mary L. who was my ggrandmother, m. John A WRIGHT. What was her middle name? What became of her siblings?

Dick Markley Posted 6⁄13⁄98 I'm searching for information on Benjamin Franklin MARKLEY and Israel MARKLEY who emigrated from Cambridgeshire, England in 1856, was born in 1834 and moved to Saline County, Kansas from Lake County, Illinois prior to 1859. I think Benjamin and Israel were brothers along with Thomas and possibly other siblings. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Peggy McKenzie Posted 6⁄13⁄98 Searching for information on Arthur E. WICKHAM born 1864 married to Wilhelmina FISCHER born June 14, 1866. Date of marriage 1894 in Highland Park. Four sons: Marvin, George, Karl and Louis. Louis Winfield WICKHAM is my grandfather. He married Bertha HITTMEYER in Mt. Olive, Illinois. Web Page: http:⁄⁄home.t-online.de⁄home⁄mckenzie⁄roots.htm

RuralPlain@aol.com Posted 6⁄14⁄98 Can anyone tell me anything about the family of Jessie BELL of Lake County, who was married 3 Feb 1868 at Waukegan to John S. LONGWORTH of St. Croix Co. WI? The minister marrying her was Moses M. COLBURN. Can you identify his church or suggest to me a way of identifying it? Thanks very much in anticipation.

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