1998 Lee County Queries
Patty Diede Dec 31, 1998 5:33 pm
I am looking for any information on the BARTLETT history in Lee County, Illinois. Especially the names of Jared Bartlett and Christopher C. Bartlett. Jared was in Amboy in the 1880's and is said to be buried at a country cemetery between Dixon and Franklin Grove. Also would like information on my Great Grandmother Clara (NICHOLS) Bartlett. I had a great aunt and uncle in Franklin Grove who are now both deceased.[Robert and Mabel (GORDON) Bartlett] Would appreciate any information on all or any of these families.

Robert Schwietert Dec 30, 1998 8:42 am
I am searching for the obits of my great-great grandfather, and his wife. They were Mr & Mrs Ludwig TROTTNOW, he died 1⁄7⁄1892, and she died 6⁄26⁄ 1897. Old copies of the Dixon newspaper just report the deaths, and say they were notified by the Frankln Grove newspaper. I have tried to find back issues of the F.G. paper, but have had no luck. If anyone knows where I might find these obits, or back issues of the F.G. paper I would appreciate hearing from you.

Bernie Sutton Dec 29, 1998 1:09 pm
I am searching for information on Joseph SUTTON's family that moved to Harmon Twp in 1854. Specifically: Joseph Sutton, b 1790, Co. Carlow, Ireland- m. Hannah Grimes Sutton, b. 1797 Co. Carlow, Ireland, - death certificates, burial place & dates. Also William Sutton (son of Joseph & Hannah Sutton), b 1834, Hocking Co., OH - marriage to Electa Belle CHAPIN, dates, places. Also birth records of my grandfather Harry Hamilton Sutton, b. 2⁄02⁄1873, Lee Co., IL. Part of the family moved to Johnson Co., Nebraska about 1880. I have records after that time. Any information would be appreciated.

Laurie Thomas Dec 28, 1998 8:43 am
I'm interested in any information on Clyde O. THOMAS, my grandpa. My grandma is Faye Thomas. My dad is Clyde Eugene Thomas. They lived in Dixon, Illinois. My brother and I were also born there in l958 and l959. My grandpa died in l969, I think. Thanks, Laurie L.Thomas, South Carolina

Millie Conrad Dec 24, 1998 6:59 am
Looking for information on families of James BLACK b. 22 Oct 1808 and wife Mary CARTER b. 19 Feb 1825. Married in PA and had sons William b. 31 May 1844 and David b. 1850 in Montour Co. PA. Migrated to Lee Co. where William joined the army in 1862. Traveling with this family was Peter V. SHELL and mother Anna SHELL, and another family by hame of HEBERLIN or HEVERLIN. Probably with given name of Samuel. The families migrated to Missouri in 1874. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Marta Norton Dec 21, 1998 10:38 pm
I am looking for information on the following family in Dixon: Alonzo H. TILLSON, Sr., b. ?. m. Ellen S. DOWNS "Nellie", d. after 19 May 1907
Ellen DOWNS, b. 1844 Marshall, Calhoun, MI, d. after 19 May 1907. Ellen is the daughter of David Joy DOWNS and Mary Ann PATTISON of Battle Creek, Calhoun, MI. They lived at 355 N. Galena Ave. in 1894-1895, but could of been there much longer. Children: Alonzo H. TILLSON, Jr.; Fred TILLSON; ?Louis TILLSON?     Alonzo Sr. owned a store called TILLSON & HAYDEN, Druggists, at 116 Galena Ave., Dixon, IL according to the 1894-1895 City Directory, Dixon, IL.     Marta Norton, 925 Ptarmigan Circle, Loveland, CO 80538

Steve Marsh Dec 7, 1998 8:55 pm
I am trying to locate info on Harry MARSH, who died 1880 and is buried with his wife, Catherine, in a cemetary near Compton. Any info. would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Steve Marsh, rt1 box 78 Lk. Crystal, MN 56055

Paula Tate Dec 12, 1998 5:27 pm
I am trying to locate descendants of a Martin L. CLINK. Martin was in the 12th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War.

Ida Fetterer Smith Nov 4, 1998 9:11 am
The FETTERER family lived in LaSalle Co, Illinois until the l900 census. I am trying to find my great grandparents Aaron and Elizabeth Fetterer. My father was born in l922 in Illinois, grew up in an orphange in Illinois and was not adopted. My research after l0 years has led me to many leads and tracking this family across the USA. It is now that I have discovered that my dad's father's sister... great aunt Lena Fetterer died in Lee County on Jan 22, 1926. Thank you for any help on this family.

Steve Dale Dec 2, 1998 17:57 pm
I am seeking information on my great great grandparents William Henry O'MALIA and Bridget CONLEY (O'CONNOLLY) who lived in Lee County Illinois. William was born in Ireland and died in Dixon on 2⁄3⁄1874. Bridget was born in Co Sligo Ireland in 1828 and died in Freeport Illinois in 1919. They had a son, also named William Henry O'Malia who married Margaret CAUFIELD. The men worked on the Illinois Central Railroad. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you! Steve Dale

Barbara Fratto Dec 1, 1998 10:09 pm
I am seeking information on my great great grandparents and families. Their names were Jacob and Elizabeth (PIPPERT) PFEIFFER. Jacob was the son of Jacob and Katherine (SEEBACH) PFEIFFER. Elizabeth was the daughter of John B. and Eva D. (SHALLIS) PIPPERT. Jacob and Elizabeth came over to America from Germany in June of 1881. The name of the town or village in Germany was called Liederbach and it was in the Province of Hesse. Jacob and Elizabeth lived in the Ashton vicinity for almost forty years. Will share information with anyone interested in the Pfeiffer or related families. Thanks! Barbara Fratto, 1212 Cloudy Sky Ln., Lewisville, Tx 75067     (jfratto@gte.net)

John Lewis Nov 30, 1998 11:14 pm
I am looking for BRUBAKER, PARKER and⁄or CHRISTMAN surnames in Lee County. These families were there from abt. 1859. Any info or leads will be greatly appreciated.     John Lewis - j5lewis@swbell.net

Shelley Nielsen Dec 1, 1998 0:28 am
I am looking for information about John and Charlotte Black COOPER, my great-great grandparents. They lived in Lee County near Paw Paw from about 1850. He diappeared from census records after the 1870 census. She continued to live there with her son John, brother Samuel BLACK or second husband, Thurman COLLINS. According to her death certificate, she is buried in Sublette IL (died 1921, Iowa) but I don't know where. I would like to find her grave. My address is Shelley Nielsen, 5207 West 11th Street, Apt. 1109, Greeley CO 80634-2173. Would love to hear from someone who may have info.

Steve Marsh Nov 28, 1998 6:31 pm
Searching for information on my ggg grandfather, Harry MARSH, who died in Compton,Lee County, IL. He was married to Catherine (SMITH), who is buried next to Harry near Compton. They both died in 1880. I am basically interested in any information that you may have on him. Thank you. Steve Marsh

Ronald L. Kyes Nov 27, 1998 6:12 am
Looking for death notice or place of burial for Albert S. KYES (b. 9 Aug. 1849) who died in Amboy, Lee Co. on 25 Dec. 1909. Was married to Hattie NICHOLS (b.1860) also of Amboy. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Ronald L. Kyes     kyes1@hotmail.com

Judy Josephson Nov 25, 1998 10:40 pm
I am seeking information regarding James CARLEY and his family, who resided in Palmyra at the time of the 1850 Census. He was a blacksmith of 58 years of age, and I believe was born in Montgomery County, NY. His wife Mary A. was 44, also born in NY, as was daughter Clarissa, age 15. There were two sons - John, age 11, and James, age 6. I would like to know anything about this family, I beleive him to be the youngest of my ggg gmother's older brothers. She was Adeline Carley CADY, wife of Ezekiel, founders of the town of Palatine in Cook County in 1837. Thanks in advance. Judy Josephson, 602 Bay Bluff East, Daphne, AL 36526

Amber Metzger Nov 25, 1998 2:23 pm
I am looking for UNDERHILE and HARDIN in the Dixon and Lee County area.. Amber Metzger, Bullhead City,AZ

Bob Halsey Nov 23, 1998 1:13 pm
Looking for the date of death and burial site⁄inscription for Nancy (SCOTT) HALSEY, wife of Eli. Nancy was born on 5⁄20⁄1819 and died in Amboy, IL around 1905. She was living with her daughter Rawsey Dillow. She was also the mother of Robert Maze Halsey, Amboy; and George W. Halsey, Lee Center. Bob Halsey, Viera, FL   rehfla@aol.com

Elsie Harmon Nov 22, 1998 2:57 pm
To the person looking for information on Myrtle Ann Heaton COOPER and her family, I have a pretty complete family tree going back to her parents - Andrew Jackson HEATON who married Lydia Ellen SMICE and continues on back to Anneke JANS who came to America in l660 from Holland. I don't have up-to-date info and more recent generations. Elsie Harmon - email at mrsdcl3@aol.com

Betty Martin Nov 21, 1998 9:07 pm
I am looking for information about Maurice C. McMAHON. On the 1880 Soundex, I found Patrick McMahon age 62, giving him a birthdate of approx 1818 he was listed in Lee County MayTwp. His wife's name was Ann, and she was 52, making her birthdaye 1828. It showed they were both born in Ireland. I was told when I was younger, by my grandmother Elizabeth Cleary McMahon, that her mother-in-law, had a fine singing voice, and sang with a choir at the Cathedral in St. Louis every Christmas. There were listed on the soundex, Thomas age 24, William, age 19, Alice, age 17, Joseph age 13, James age 11, and Morris, age 9, which is the age my grandfather would have been. There are a few other places I have seen his named spelled Morris instead of Maurice, but his name was Maurice C. McMahon and was listed that way on the 1910 census of Cook County. I hope to verify that the Patrick McMahon is the right one, and would love to know if any of these people are still around. Thank you. Betty Martin, 2615 Convent Ave., Pascagoula, MS 39567

Adrian Perenon Nov 19, 1998 8:53 am
Concerning the ARMSTRONGs of Lee County, Illinois, East Grove Township. I am searching for articles, information, and documents pertaining to the Armstrong families living there from about 1857s through the early 1920s. (They moved from Ohio state to Illinois around 1855-57.)
George Armstrong (b. 1846 in Ohio state), his wife Adalaid (b.1850 in Delaware), his brother John Armstrong (b-date unknown), his elder brother Henry E. Maxwell Armstrong (b.1828 in Pennsylvania), Henry's wife Louisa Stoltz (b. 1834 in Ohio state), and Henry 's sons: Edward Marshall Armstrong (b.1855 in Ohio state), Edward's wife Josephine Marcella Maynard (b.1862 in Ohio state), and Edward Marshall's brother William James Armstrong (b. 1857 in Illinois). These folks are my mother's family. Her maiden name was Josephine Margaret Armstrong; her father was Otto Henry Armstrong (b.1884 East Grove, Lee Co.,Ill.),son of Edward Marshall Armstrong. Her mother was Meta ("May") Wiesel of Ohio Village, Bureau County, Ill. Adrian Perenon, 20084 Berra Way, Salinas, CA 93908.

Greg Nickels Nov 8, 1998 6:56 pm
My great great grandfather Daniel B. McKENNEY settled in Dixon around 1836. His grandson, George, married my grandmother, Helen RYAN, in Dixon in 1922. As a young woman, Helen had moved to Dixon with her parents, Tom Ryan and Jeanette Cromwell. Looking for more information about the McKenney's and Ryans. Thank you! Greg Nickels, 1910 47 Avenue SW, Seattle, Washington 98116

Ron Ferger Oct 30, 1998 2:17 pm
Ronald FERGER is searching for info. on the Ferger brothers: William Ferger, Jr. d. Dec 1981 in Dixon, Lee, Illinois and Albert Ferger d. Mar. 1975 in Dixon, Lee, Illinois. Their father was William Ferger, Sr. Any and all info. would be appreciated. Will share info. to help make the connection. Mailing address: 4323 SW 98th Place, Gainesville, FL 32608. Email: energyrf@atlantic.net.

Keri Brewitz Oct 29, 1998 1:44 pm
Searching for any information on Rachel ATKINSON who married Nathaniel SMITH on 9 Feb 1870 at the home of her father in East Paw Paw. Any help appreciated.

Joan Meister Oct 27, 1998 8:28 am
Subject: William MEISTER ⁄ Wife Maria E.⁄ Dau. Martha ⁄ Son Mathias William MEISTER and his family were in Illinois as early as April 21, 1867, when they are listed in the St. Paul Lutheran Church records in Franklin Grove. Am interested in finding information on William who lived there until August or September of 1895 - he owned land in China Twp. Wife Maria died 1874 and I found her grave but daughter Martha Elisabeth was not on the 1870 census and I could find no evidence of her death or marriage. Does anyone know what might have happened to her? She was born about 1855 in Germany as were all in the family.

Martha Fuller Oct 12, 1998 11:35 am
BUTLER, COLE, ELSWORTH⁄ELLSWORTH, FULLER, COONS, BILLINGS, ROSENKRANS: I am seeking information on: 1)Isaac C. ELSWORTH, b. cir. 1797 in Vermont, son of James Henry Ellsworth, m. Thoedocia BILLINGS, dau. of Lucius H. Billings, d. in Paw Paw, Lee Co., IL, children: Diana Ellsworth, b. 29-May-1832, Bennington, Vt., d. 30-Oct-1903, Compton, Lee Co. IL, m. Samuel BUTLER, b. cir. 1822, Ohio, parents unknown; other Elsworth children: Edwin, Harriet, Sarah, Martha, John; 2)Simeon COLE, b. 10-MAR-1804, Walpack, Sussex Co., NJ, the son of Jacob Cole, m. Amanda ROSENKRANS, b. 1809, Walpack, Sussex Co., NJ, the dau. of Benjamin and Margaret SCHOONOVER, son, Allen Cole, b. Luzerne Co., PA. m. Lydia Anna Coons, dau. of Jesse and Aliza COONS, their dau. Lena Cole m. Delos BUTLER, son Samuel Butler, their dau. Helen Lena Butler m. Robert FULLER, son of James Fuller, Stark Co., IL. Am interested in sharing information with anyone researching these lines.

Jerry Wetzel Oct 12, 1998 11:10 pm
Searching for information on Joel C. WETZEL, b. 13 Dec 1851 in Berkleyville, PA. Died 27 May 1924 in Ashton, Lee County IL. Wife: Sarah Emma Hunt. Buried in Ashton Cemetery. This is info from death certificate. Parents: Paul WETZEL and Elizabeth LEIPERT. E-mail: gwetzatvb@aol.com US Mail: Jerry Wetzel, 420 Hunt Court, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

John Tendall Oct 3, 1998 1:51 pm
I am looking for any information on two sets of GGgrandparents, all of whom emigrated from Germany in the late 1840's or early 1850's and went to Ashton. I believe they all died there in the late 1800's, but I'm not sure of that. Their names are John and Martha NEUMANN and Carl and Elizabeth SANDROGE THIELE. If anyone has any information please contact me. Thank you. John Tendall, 10196 Nishinam Gulch Rd, Nevada City, CA 95959

Billie Jo Johnstone Oct 1, 1998 3:40 pm
My gr grandmother lived in Dixon, IL, before moving to California. She was born Grace Evelyn HOON. Her parents were Samuel HOON (shortened from VAN DER HOON) and Elizabeth Jackson HATCH or Elizabeth Hatch JACKSON. (I have seen her name used both ways.) Grace had two sisters (Nell and Bess); there may have been more siblings. She is listed in the 1894-95 City Directory as a schoolteacher. I have her date of birth as 11-7-1874. I will be grateful for any further information about the HOON family. Billie Jo Johnstone, RR 2, Box 308, Enfield, NH 03748

Rob Esse Sep 19, 1998 11:09 am
Seeking information on Isaac & Peggy (CARMAN) MORGAN who moved to Lee co., IL before 1836 from Sangamon co., IL. Prior to coming to Sangamon co., the Morgan family lived in Greene co. IL. Isaac was born in 1778 in VA (W.Va?) and died after the 1850 census. Peggy probably died about 1839, but have no records. They settled in Palmyra Twp., in an area known as "the Gap at Sugar Grove." Supposedly Isaac, sons Harvey & John and son-in-law Benjamin STEWART were the permanent first white settlers in the area. I am seeking info on Isaac's & Peggy's death dates and any clue as to who were the parents of Isaac Morgan. I thank you for your time. Sincerely, Rob Esse, ggg-grandson of Isaac & Peggy, Little Falls, MN

Barb Schwartz Sep 16, 1998 5:51 pm
Looking for the parents of my great grandfather William A. SPIELMAN b. March 1865 in Dixon Lee co, IL. He died April 15, 1940 in Chicago, IL. His father may be a Jonathan Spielman and his mother a Mary ?? His parents names were on his death record. He married about 1890 or earlier to a Jennie LEHMAN b.1862 d. 1927 in Chicago, IL. Thank you. Barb Schwartz, 268 Bryant Dr, Bolingbrook, IL.

Gene Ottman Sep 8, 1998 5:35 pm
I am trying to find any info on Charles Hjalmar FALLSTROM born 10 Oct 1869 in Herningholm, Sweden, died 24 Apr 1928 in Dixon Il. Also info on Anna Fallstrom died 8 Nov. 1952 Dixon IL. Thanking you, Gene Ottman, Brroks, GA. Email: Eugeneo320@aol.com

Alan Blades Sep 6, 1998 1:49 pm
I am trying to locate a cemetery in Lee Co. that my STEWART ancestors are buried in. I was told by my father many years ago that his Uncle Charley Stewart had had the graves of his father & mother covered with cement. This is the only clue that I have, other than it was out in the country not too far from Dixon. Their names were William & Mary Ann Stewart. William was born Dec. 11, 1819. Maryann was born July 29, 1825. I have names & birth dates of the siblings. The following lived to adulthood; Harriet, Nathaniel, SaMary, Edward Bruce, Pola, Ida, Jennie (my grandmother), & Charley. There was also a son Benjamin Franklin who died in infancy, in the Oakwood Cemetery records there is a Benjamin Franklin who died in 1900. A relative?? I would appreciate any information you might be able to give me. I am really stuck trying to research the Stewarts. Too Many Williams. Email me atalschina@aol.com or snailmail me at Alan Blades, 1095 W. McCoy Lane, Santa Maria CA 93455-1132

Craig Pfannkuche Sep 6, 1998 11:01 am
Searching for Mary PANNENBAKER and her daughter, Mabel LAWRENCE. Mabel is supposed to have been the personal secretary to Chicago's Potter Palmer in the late 1890's. Mary is said to be buried in the "Rocky Ford" Cemetery in Lee County. The Pannenbakers are a long time Amboy family. Mabel was alive at age 43 in 1920 and living with her sister, Nellie HAKENSON, in Chicago. I have a photo of Mabel I would be happy to return to a direct descendant. Craig Pfannkuche, 8612 Memory Trail, Wonder Lake, Illinois 60097-9442 ; cphist@ais.net

Trisha Reynolds Sep 1, 1998 7:33 pm
I have FAIRMAN ancestors buried in Prairie Repose cemetery, and would like to find info about these people and the cemetery records. First names are Amy and perhaps Stephen. Amy was the wife of Erastus FAIRMAN, and Stephen was their son. Thank you very much. Trisha Reynolds, Decatur, GA

Don Van Arnam Sep 1, 1998 1:27 pm
Am searching for any information on VAN ARNAM or variant spellings of family name such as Van Arman, Van Orman. My Van Arnam ancestors migrated from New York to Canada and back to New York and then in early 1800s to Henry, Bureau, Lee and possibly Marshall Counties.
Great Grandfather James Van Arnam with Wife Eliza, John, wife Chlo and family arrived Illinois1839. Daman, Richard Van Arnam and others preceded. Van Arnams married to families named Berry, Moody, Brosius, Stiles, Lawrence, Ong, Robinson.
Have had some luck in finding data in Lee and Bureau Counties. Problem is Van Arnams were often married more than once. Identify is further complicated by fathers, sons and cousins with same or similar given names. Any leads or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Donald Van Arnam, 10475 North Pistachio Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85737 donarnam@ix.netcom.com

Laura Oglesby Aug 31, 1998 10:21 pm
I am interested in information on OGLESBY that I found in the Surname Index of the "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Lee County" by Bardwell and Bateman, 1904. The name was on the 716 page and the article was "SICKELS". Thank you for your time. Laura Oglesby Logl13@aol.com

Bob Johnson Aug 30, 1998 10:29 pm
I am searching for siblings & ancestors of Oliver JOHNSON who came from near Buffalo, NY to Illinois soon after the war of 1812. His children were Nathaniel Plen Johnson (b.7⁄30⁄1806; d. 3⁄3⁄1881 and Oliver Perry Johnson (b. 5⁄16⁄1802; d. 12⁄26⁄1891). Both of these descendants are buried in the Brock Cemetery near Atlanta, Logan Co., Illinois. I am also seeking the burial place of the subject Oliver JOHNSON. Tazewell, DeWitt, Lee, & McLean Counties, as well as Logan County, have been suggested as possible burial sites in Illinois. Oliver P. Johnson is listed on page 220 of the Lee County, IL 1840 census and also listed on page 131 of the Lee County, IL 1850 census. All help is greatly appreciated. Robert H. Johnson

Carl Musseman Aug 30, 1998 3:26 pm
From: I have a lost great-great grandfather, Millard Alonzo BUTLER, who I am seeking a death record, cemetery record, or obituary of. He was supposedly buried in or near Franklin Grove, IL in about 1921. His wife and children still remained in Plymouth, Woodbury, Greene and Cherokee Counties in Iowa, but we lost track of where "Lon" went to. My uncle, whom I received my initial family information from when I started out in this hobby, had written down that "Lon" BUTLER was buried in Franklin Grove, IL. I haven't been able to understand why, since. I have found his name written a few different ways. 1) Millard Alonzo Butler, 2) Alonzo Millard Butler, 3) M. A. Butler, 4) A. M. Butler, and 5) Willard Alonzo Butler. I think the first way is correct, and that he was nicknamed "LON". I even have a family group portrait of Lon's parents and siblings. The only other names that I have are his parent's, and I'm not possitive of them; Calvin and Alice BUTLER. The only other lead that I have for Calvin is a Marriage CD entry from the LDS family history center, here; "Calvin BUTLER married to Eliza (may sound like Alice, or even look like Alice if handwritten) CARTER, on Jan. 19, 1852 in Stark Co., IL. This date would correspond with Lon's birth year of 1855 in IL. Carl Musseman, 8208 S. 90th Plaza #7, Lavista, NE 68128

Lori Humphrey Aug 28, 1998 1:26 pm
I am looking for information on George FENSTERMACHER b-abt 1804 in PA, wife Hannah, George's son, Lewis Fenstermacher (Fenstemaker) b- jun 11, 1839 in PA. Lewis was married in Lee Co to Francis E. _______ born in NY. Any descendants' information also. Lewis is my gggrandfather. No one knows any thing regarding George. Thanks!! Lori Fenstemaker-Humphrey, 1010 6th St., Boonville, MO 65233 lhumphrey@undata.com

Don Anger Aug 26, 1998 11:21 pm
In 1837 Abram BROWN (1816-1899) left Upper Canada (Ontario) and settled in Dixon, Lee County, Illinois. He married Correlia WHITNEY of Franklin Grove where he was the first postmaster; later settled in Dixon. Children were Virginia, Olga, Mary, Henry, and George. I would appreciate receiving information on his life and descendants in exchange for information I have on his life and ancestors in Canada. (Don Anger, 380 Catharine St., Port Colborne, Ontario, CANADA, L3K 4L5)

Julia Aug 26, 1998 3:32 pm
Looking for information on Oliver O. GLASFORD m. Laura JACOBS 8-18-1888 in Dixon, parental and children info, births etc. Oliver O. Glasford is the son of George Glasford, and the grandson of another George Glasford or may be the son of Samuel Alexander Glasford. Laura Jacobs was b. 7⁄81868 in Mapleton, Il. children of Oliver GLASFORD and Laura Jacobs are: Roy C. Glasford, John Glasford, Harry Glasford and Tracey Glasford. Any info helpful, Julia

Alan Blades Aug 26, 1998 12:38 pm
I am trying to find any info on William & Mary Ann STEWART, supposedly buried in Lee County. Also, any information on Charley Stewart, & Jennie Stewart BLADES, born Feb 5, 1867. I'm not sure if in Lee Co. or Mercer County. Married George Blades, in 1885? George was 20 yrs older than Jennie, and served in 93rd Ill. Regmnt (foot) during the civil war. Alan Blades 1095 W. McCoy Lane, Spc. 69, Santa Maria, CA 93455. Email Alschina@aol.com

Matthew Withey Aug 18, 1998 9:17 am
I am looking for information about Ezra and Abigail WITHEY. They moved to Lee County around 1840 and had 5 children. Some of the surnames in the family are: CONNICK, LAWVER, STROCK, NAGELS, KIMMEL, ORNER, KOHL, CONKEY, MARCH. Thanks for any help. Matthew Withey MWithey@aol.com

M. Hougland Aug 18, 1998 10:50 pm
Searching for relatives of Phoebe C. ROGERS, North Dixon, Illinois. I discovered a book belong to Ms. Rogers (published 1894) which contains some of her handwritten notes. Rather than discard the book, I would prefer to place it in the hands of her relatives. Send responses to M. Hougland at houglanm@tricon.net.

Barbara Coy Aug 14, 1998 1:13 pm
I am trying to find info on John CLINK and wife Phoebe. They married in Bradford Co., Pa. then moved to Sublette about 1840. They had at least one child Joseph b July 30 1849 in Sublette. Would like any information on this family. Thank you. Barbara Coy, 3079 Wild Run Rd, Pennsburg, Pa. 18073 bcoy@netcarrier.com

Cheryl Ehlers Aug 10, 1998 11:05 pm
I am trying to connect with distant relatives of Frank GINNETTE (GENNET) and Angeline Medrise Hibbard Ginnette who lived in Woodstock, Mchenry Co. 1870-1892, then Dixon, Lee Co. 1892-1908, then Quincy, Adam Co. 1908-1926, then in Dixon, Lee Co. again until 1937.
I am also seeking access to a probate index? I am seeking the probate for Gennette (Ginnette, Frank) in Quincy, dod: Mar 12, 1926 and then his wife Angeline, in Dixion, dod: Mar 1937.

Norm Stephan Aug 10, 1998 11:47 am
Anyone with information on the Christian REINHART family care to exchange information? Children of Christian were: Henry, Andrew, Catherine, Martha, Ontone and Elizabeth. Norm Stephan nstephan@gte.net

Fran M P Aug 8, 1998 10:34 pm
My ggggrandparents Erastus GATES and Martha PAGE lived in Lee Co, in the 1850s, looking for the death date and place of Martha PAGE GATES who died about 1856 in Lee Co. Erastus GATES was one of a family of 17, seeking his siblings, we know one; Saunders. (Found Francis Gates (son of Erastus and Martha) and family in the Paw Paw Cemetery). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Theresa Rae Donlick Aug 4, 1998 9:08 pm
Seeking information on Owen CORNELL m. Terrissa⁄Theresa RAY⁄RAE and their children Huldah Ann m. Henry Dalvalson Abrams and Albert Cornell m. Esther Ann Abrams - both children's marriages took place in Paw Paw,Lee County,Illinois. Thanks

Lois Cleary July 29, 1998 10:45 pm
Looking for all WOLVERTON⁄Woolverton in Lee County. My line came into Hunderton County N.J. but moved into Il. and to Nebr. Thanks for any help . Lois CLEARY granddaughter to Marion Francis Wolverton of Ka.

Audrey Franklin July 27, 1998 4:48 pm
I am looking for any of these families. ANNABLE, BURGESS, HOWLAND, APPLEBY, MYERS, NEWBERRY. I tried to find in Whiteside County and they suggested I try Lee County. I am talking about 1850 forward. Audrey Annable Franklin

Walter Dun July 24, 1998 10:44 pm
Need information on David M. PRICE m October 19, 1862 Lee County, IL, Mary Ellen RIDDLESBARGER. Immediately thereafter went to their new home near Polo, where they spent the first five years of her married life. They then removed to Franklin, where they have resided during the next thirteen years. He went by D. M. PRICE. Their children were Bert, Lester, & a girl name not known, but she married a DEARDOLF. Walter Dunn, 3506 West Point, Amarillo, TX 79121

Jack Reynolds July 21, 1998 10:11 pm
We are interested in knowing if a marriage license was issued for Thomas Wakefield FARRELL and Emma Georgia LATHAM. They were married in December of 1855. Her father was George Latham and his father was Dr John Farrell. Thank you.

Judy Peacock July 21, 1998 1:22 am
I am trying to find info on my maternal grfather family. John C. & Emma Rebecca (PENNOCK) KENNEDY moved to Dixon,IL in 1904. John was an employee of Grand Detour Plow Co. in Dixon & Emma ran a boarding house for college students. They had 7 children all born in PA but they all moved to Dixon with them. The children are Anna Mabel m Ferdinand DAHLE, Agnes Ethel m Fred CRAIG, Ella Edith d 1905, Frank SMUCKER m Florence Mae Kennedy, Thomas SHERIDAN (he was called ST & is my grfather) m Viola Mae SIMPSON, Elizabeth Posey m Guy MOULTON. Would love to hear from anyone that might have info. John & Emma came from Reading, PA.

John Bryars July 19, 1998 12:58 pm
I am trying to locate any descendants of Herbert BRYARS, born 1882 ?, died 1969. Last heard of in Illinois. I believe he may have been my grandfather's (Alfred) brother. I have traced my ancestors back to 1697 in UK. Thanks, John Bryars, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, England UK

Karen July 10, 1998 11:51 pm
Isaac AVERY lived in Paw Paw from about 1840, and appeared on the 1880 census there. He was gone by 1900. He married Elizabeth OSTRANDER, probably in New York state. Any information about him would be greatly appreciated. Karen

Carolyn Bridges July 9, 1998 10:46 am
Seeking information about the MELUGIN family mid to late 1700's. Zachariah MELUGIN, Jonathon Melugin. Information concerning Melugin's Grove located in Lee County. Thanks. Carolyn Amant Bridges, 3002 Millbridge Drive, San Ramon, CA 94583

Pauline Eubanks July 7, 1998 3:31 pm
Rosalie Therese "Rose" HENRY married Thoedore BARLOW on Feb. 11, 1903 in Compton IL. Did they have any children? Where are Rose and Theodore buried? Rose is a sister of my gmother, Pauline H. Halbmaier and I've got a picture of their wedding I would like to share with decendents. Pauline Eubanks, 102 Hillandale Rd, Pendleton, SC 29670

Nikki Heintzelman July 5, 1998 2:02 pm
My great great grandfather Ernest WERNICK was in the f 75 infantry in Dixon, I believe he died here. I was looking in the Historical Yearbook 1976 "bicentennial issue" and there was a portrait gallery of some of Lee County's early citizens. There was a J.A. WERNICK in there, and a sketch of him. How can I find out if he was an ancestor? Thank You. Nikki Heintzelman, PO box 434, Franklin Grove, Illinois 61031-0434 or e-mail me at heintz@essex1.com

Brock Ayers June 30, 1998 5:38 am
Looking for any information on any of the AYERS family in the Lee County area in late 1800s to early 1900s. My line is from Somerset Co, NJ- Mercer CO, KY- Gibson CO, IN (1810)- Wayne Co, IL (1840). Part of the Wayne County family "moved to northern IL" after about 1870. I am particularly interested in Minerva Ayers, listed in the City Directory, as this was my gggggrandmothers name. Appreciate any information on the Lee County AYERS family. Brock Ayers, 618 Henry Oaks Court, Ballwin, MO 63011, brockayers@stlnet.com

Karen & Wayne Connelley June 29, 1998 10:34 pm
Looking for info on Rev. J. G. BROOKS of Dixon, Illinois, probably Methodist, who conducted the funeral service for Mrs. Sarah Kelsey FRENCH on or around Feb. 11-13, 1906 at the Mayfield (Sycamore) Cemetery. Question-Was Rev. BROOKS related Marcus FRENCH +ACY- Almira Robinson BROOKS whose daughter Arvilla BROOKS married Stillman FRENCH, the son of Sarah and Sumner FRENCH? Marcus and Almira Brooks came from St. Lawrence Co., New York to Sycamore.

DakotaNF@aol.com June 25, 1998 2:13 pm
My grandfather was born in Walton, Illinois on 09⁄28⁄1892. I do not know his parents first names or anything else about them. My grandfather John MILTON had one older brother. I am not sure of his first name but think it was Ralph. They moved to Hutchinson, Kansas area when the boys were small. My great grandmother died in 1905 in Hutchinson, Kansas and my great grandfather in 1907. I am not sure if they were buried there or in Walton. Help me if you can give me any information.

John Powers June 23, 1998 12:23 am
I'm searching for information on my great-grandparents. Their names were Edward Powers and Mary LANNEN. They were married in Illinois in 1900 (possibly Lee Co.). They gave birth to Bernard Powers August 3rd, 1903 or 1905 in Amboy, Ill. My primary interest is in their birth dates, middle names, and address. But any information you could provide would be appreciated. Thank you. John Powers powersj@gte.net

Maudeen Wachsmith June 19, 1998 6:21 pm
I am seeking information about my 3rd great-grandfather, Joseph CRAWFORD b. 1780, PA; died Dixon, IL. He was married to Jane PURCELL. Their daughter Jane married Joseph Blair; their daughter Hulda was my grandfather's mother. I have little information other than that. I believe he was the son of Elijah who was the son of William Crawford. In the 1914 History of Lee County Joseph Crawford is mentioned numerous times. Thank you, Maudeen Wachsmith

Rosie Byard June 16, 1998 5:53 pm
Searching for information about the family of (V.) Daniel BROOKNER (c1806-1854) whose wife was Catherine __?__. In the 1850 census he was living in Dixon. Children included Daniel, Mary, Emeline and Catharine. He is suppose to have died 23 Jul 1854 in Dixon. Rosie Byare, 25171 Bay Cedar Dr., Bonita Springs, FL

Jill Forrest June 14, 1998 11:22 pm
Wanting information on the family of Simon Peter CLAPPER born March 1839 Muskingham County, OH. Wife #1-Julia JOHNSON, #2-Sarah Jane WRIGHT born St Laurance Co. NY. they were married Sept. 4,1881. She was living in Rochelle. Marriage license says her parents were Sophia and William WRIGHT. I believe wife #3 was Alice L. HARRIS. He was in the Viola township area 1870-1910(?). Children-John, Franklin, Mortimer, William, Pearl, Grace, J.C. Theodore, Goldie, & Walter. Jill Forrest, cowgirl_86@hotmail.com

Marlene Phillips-Daniels June 6, 1998 1:56 pm
I am looking for info on William PINKERTON (b 1808 PA), married To Priscilla (b 1811 PA), on Lee Co 1860 census with some of their children. William, wife Priscilla, 2 daughters--Sarah, age 22 and Elizabeth (Pinkerton) DARKER, 1 son, David are all buried in Burket Cemetery, Sect. 1, Lee Co. Other sons lived or were married and lived in Dixon, Lee Co. --Hezekiiah Pinkerton, Married Sarah HARDEN, 1873; Enoch married Anna RUE, 1866, Simeon married a Susan LEIGHBURGER, 1867. All appeared to be connected, perhaps to father William's land or maybe their own. In 1880 census, Simeon was living on the John Blackman place and listed as a laborer. Does anyone have a connection with these people. Marlene Phillips-Daniels, 205 W.Dry Creek Rd., Belgrade, MT 59714. email: granimar@www.avicom.net

Linda King June 2, 1998 11:29 am
Seeking information on Robert SAMPLE and Anna Maria WHITE. Robert SAMPLE was born March 17, 1861 in Normandy, Illinois. Married Anna Maria WHITE daughter of William WHITE and Jane Elizabeth MCMURTRE June 23, 1894. Lived at South Dixon until his death February 26, 1911. At that time Anna SAMPLE moved to 1224 W. First St. Dixon, Illinois. They had three daughters: Katherine SAMPLE KAPPENMAN of Winnebago, Ill., Elizabeth SAMPLE KENT of Harmon, Ill., and Roberta SAMPLE who died while in her teens. Any info about this family would be greatly appreciated. Looking for info about Carrie WHITE GROBE also whose husband was Levi GROBE who later moved to Spirit Lake, Iowa. Linda King

Janice Staples June 1, 1998 8:37 am
I am looking for name FORRISTALL in your general area. One of names associated with Forristall is FENWICK. Earliest I have is Leroy⁄1911⁄1976......... Evelyn Fenwick Forristall 1914⁄1987. Thank you. Janice Staples

Don Harrison May 27, 1998 8:25 am
I am trying to find any information about the ODENTHAL family of Dixon. The family of my great great grandfather, (Peter?) Joseph ODENTHAL, came from Trier, Germany. My great grandfather, William (baptised Wilhelm) ODENTHAL, was born in Cologne, Germany May 11, 1847. In ca. 1865 the whole family moved to the United States and most of them settled in Illinois in or near Dixon. In 1914 William ODENTHAL with his wife and daughter, Christine, moved to Columbus, Nebraska where he died on March 3, 1922. My grandfather is William's son, Paul, who was born in 1885 in Dixon. He married Gertrude BARTON, also of Dixon. He died as a result of an hereditary heart defect in 1911, and my grandmother remarried and moved with my mother, Margaret, to Chicago. This is the reason I know so little about this side of my family. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer. Don Harrison. e-mail: dharrison@metronet.de

Jo Stec May 22, 1998 10:53 am
I am researching Owen J. DUFFY and family wife Jane and children: Thomas, Daniel, Kata, Julia, Margrett, John, Peter. I found them in the 1880 census in Amboy, and Owen is buried in St. Patrick's cemetery there. What I would like to know is Did they own any property there? I am also interested in the marriages of the children and if an obituary of Owen J. is available. He died Nov 1870. Thanks. Jo Stec

Lyn Sherwood May 22, 1998 5:41 am
Researching the family of Orrin Charles SHERWOOD, b. 8⁄24⁄1824 in Toronto, York, Canada, m. Suzanna MURNEY, b. 12⁄3⁄1828 in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, Canada, children: David Charles, b. 1850? in Canada he married Katherine Estelle MANNING and lived in Rochelle, Ogle County, IL, Maggie, b. 1852 in Canada, Frank, b. 1854 in Canada, Mary, b. 1856 in IL, Charlie, b. 1859, Will County, IL, Emma, B. 1862 in Will County, IL, Ida, b. 1863, b. Will County, IL., Willie, b. 1866 in Will County, IL (he married Sarah Lulu SAMPSON on 4⁄17⁄1899 in Ogle County, IL, they had a son Wilbur Henry SHERWOOD, b. 1⁄23⁄1900 who married Frances Irene FUESTMAN).
Also researching Gottfriedt Henrich FUESTMAN, b. 10⁄10⁄1822 in Asseln, Dortmund, Westfalen, Prussia, who married Katerina, b. 1841, they immigrated to the US before 1860 as they are shown in that census with no children. All their children were born in IL: Emma, Henry, William, August, Albert, Olga, Freddie, Kady, and George. William FUESTMAN married Edith JOHNSON in Lee County, IL. This family lived in Paw-Paw, Willow Creek, and Lane areas.
While researching the Gottfriedt Henrich FUESTMAN family we have found he and his wife Katerina immigrated to the US around 1858⁄1859 from Asseln, Dortmund, Westfalen, Prussia. All of their children were born in Lee County, IL. I was wondering if he perhaps applied to become a citizen and if so, would the Naturalization Form be in the Lee County Court House? Since all of his children automatically became American citizens upon their birth in this county he may not have felt it necessary to be a citizen himself.
Thanks! Lyn Sherwood, 7432 Barnacle Court, Winter Park, FL 32792

Judy Huber May 17, 1998 6:05 am
I am looking for ancestors and descendants of John and Martha SEVERSON. They lived in Lee County in 1870 and moved to Cerro Gordo county, Iowa, before 1890. Some of the children moved back to Lee County including Severt. Any help would be appreciated. Judy Huber

Nancy J. Schellhaas Judd May 17, 1998 10:22 pm
I am researching my Fathers side of the family and I have discovered that my Grandfather's sister, Annie SCHELLHAAS was taken by Orphan train from New York Juvenile Asylum to Compton, Il. in 1896 and taken in by a family by the name of Wm. GUTHRIE. I am researching any information about Annie Schellhaas possible. My postal mailing address is:
Nancy J. Schellhaas Judd, 510 South 225 West, Cedar City, Utah 84720-3161
My e-mail address is: judd@pdqnet.net

Dawnette Thompson May 19, 1998 10:29 am
Does anyone have access to Emmert Cemetery records? I am conducting a single-surname project on STEVICK in the U.S. Elwood E. Stevick (1887-1965) is buried in Emmert Cem. Would love information on any other Stevicks buried there. Dawnette Thompson

Margaret Merrill May 7, 1998 10:08 am
Looking for information about a William Purdy BARNES (1852-1878), wife Mary Jane Barlow Barnes (1855-1885) and their son Jesse Frank Barnes, born 1876 in Joliet, Will County. Thanks, Margaret SMer621130@aol.com

Jackie McWilliams May 5, 1998 4:13 pm
I'm looking for info on James McWILLIAMS b.1842 In. Par. B. in VA. Married Lydia McDOWELL 1861 Bp. Pike, OH. Also had married SON living in Lee Co. in 1900. William McWILLIAMSb.1872 from the age of William and how meny years that James was married there seems to maybe more OLDER ch. but this is the oldest child I have. If this fits anyones info. I would like to exchange info with you. Please Let me know. Thank you Jackie McWilliams

Deb Whitmore May 4, 1998 12:52 pm
We are searching for anyone related to the mentioned families especially the KENT side which does include the surname GARLAND also. James KENT died 9 Sep 1896 and is buried at Oakwood Cem. in Dixon. He married Bridget (surname unknown) who died 15 May 1908 and is also buried at Oakwood. Their son, James P. KENT b. 1863 m.9 Jan 1889 to Susan Agnes SCANLAN b. 16 Nov 1863 died 3 Sep 1896 and is buried at Oakwood. Susan d. 16 Jun 1955. Their son, Charles Frances KENT married Teresa Mary HENRY. All of these families lived around the Harmon area. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
We are looking for family members of Patrick SCANLAN b. 1826 Co. Limerick, Ireland m. Mary NOROMYLE b. 20 Aug 1836 Co. Clare, Ireland on 25 Aug 1855 in Dixon, Il. Patrick d. 20 Jul 1901 and Mary d. 31 Aug 1916. Both died in Harmon and are buried there at the Holy Cross Cemetery. Their daughter Susan Agnes SCANLAN b. 16 Nov. 1863 m. 9 Jan. 1889 to James P. KENT. Susan d. 16 Jun. 1955 in Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois. Possibly family members live in Lee County and Whiteside County. Whitmore@essex1.com

Sylvia Nelson May 3, 1998 8:44 pm
I am seeking clues to determine the Lee County church served by my Great Grandfather, Rev. Glen Howard PUTMAN. Rev. PUTMAN was married to Mary LEWIS. The 1920 census shows Rev. Glen H. Putnam and his wife Mary with no children at home. He died in Dixon and was buried there (May 31, 1925, buried June 2, 1925). His daughter-in-law, Mabel Hemenway Royce Putnam, my grandmother, is also buried in Dixon. She died in October 1935. I would also like to find the name of the cemetery where they are buried. I assume they are in the same cemetery. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Sylvia Harper Nelson, Bainbridge Island, WA, shn1@ix.netcom.com

Nancy Mauger Apr. 29, 1998 9:40 am
Searching for information about the CALLAN ⁄ STANTON family. Specifically Harriet Ellen Hoffman Callan Stanton (Ellen Stanton) and her sons John, Perry, Thomas, and David. Born from 1852-1861, possibly lived and went to school in Dixon. Lived and⁄or went to school in Franklin Grove. Are any school records available?

D H Ranch Apr. 26, 1998 5:43 pm
I am looking for any information about Owen J. DUFFY and sons Daniel, Thomas and Peter who I last found in the 1880 census at Amboy, IL My e-mail address is dhranch@bloomnet.

Jerry Apr. 24, 1998 8:14 pm
Looking for Dr. Howard EDWARDS, early 1900"s in and around Lee County, Illinois. Would like name of relationships (name of father, mother any siblings. Did he marry? Have children? When died? Where bur.? Name cem.? Thank you. Jerry Bluchp56aol.com

Linda King Apr. 22, 1998 6:07 am
Seeking info about SAMPLE, Robert b:Mar 17,1862 in Bureau County m:Anna Maria WHITE June 23 1894. The couple lived at South Dixon until his death Feb.26,1911 Then the widow SAMPLE lived with her daughters Katherine, Elizabeth, and Roberta at 1224 W 1st St in Dixon. Looking for descendants of Carrie WHITE married to Levi GROBE :last known address Spirit Lake, Iowa.

Chris & Linda Apr. 20, 1998 2:22 pm
George Washington KELLOGG was born on 1 Aug 1864 in Ill (possibly Lee 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. Chris & Linda

Margaret Mangers Apr. 17, 1998 3:30 pm
I am looking for the children (2 boys & 1 girl) of Abbie BARTLETT from his first marriage to Charles J MANGERS. After the divorce ( 1910-12) Abbie married second ______________ SKELLY⁄SCULLY and it is believed that they were living in Lee Co. We are told that these children went by second husband surname. Help help me find these lost Uncles and Aunt. e-mail : marose47@yahoo.com Margaret Mangers, 5527 Rainbow Ln, Crestview, FL 32539

Dan Love Apr. 14, 1998 8:24 pm
I would like any information on the siblings of Joseph BRIERTON born 1791 in PA or MA. Thank you for your support. Dan Love, Littleton, CO

Pat Vail Apr. 14, 1998 5:27 pm
Searching for John VAIL, B 1855, was married to a Mary ____, John was the son of Thomas VAIL, last information on him was in the 1920 census, was living in Dixon, Lee County, any information would be greatly appreciated, he did work for the railroad but little else is known, would like to find place of burial. Thanks from Pennsylvania. Pat Vail

Bob Halsey Apr. 4, 1998 10:29 am
Looking for the descendants of Eli HALSEY & Nancy SCOTT. Eli Halsey relocated from Mouth-of -Wilson, Va. to DeWitt County, IL. in 1837. He and Nancy had fifteen (15) children. Three (3) of children moved to Lee County, IL. Rozelene (Halsey) DILLOW, b. 6⁄6⁄1839 d. 7⁄20⁄1907 (Amboy, IL). George Halsey, b. 6⁄10⁄1850 d. 11⁄17⁄1913 (Lee Center, IL). Robert Maze Halsey, b. 9⁄1862 d. 9⁄11⁄1933 (Amboy, IL). Anyone with information on descendants, living or dead, please contact me at Bob Halsey, 5305 Wingtip Court, Viera, FL 32955 or E-Mail REHFLA@aol.com.

Don Boucher Apr. 2, 1998 11:10 am
Looking for any info about my gg-grandfather, Jackson BOUCHER⁄BUTCHER. Lived in Dixon, Lee Co., IL. around 1860. Wife's name may have been Phila RICHARDSON. I'm only aware of one child, Lewis. Will share what info I have. Thanks in advance. Don Boucher, 6209 SE 5th APT#8, Des Moines, IA. 50315-5914

Don Van Arnam Mar. 30, 1998 3:41 pm
Am searching for any information on Van ARNAM or variant spellings of family name such as Van Arman, Van Orman. My Van Arnam ancestors migrated from New York to Canada and back to New York and then in early 1800s to Henry, Bureau, Lee and possibly Marshall Counties . Great Grandfather James Van Arnam with Wife Eliza, John, wife Chlo and family arrived 1839. Daman, Richard Van Arnam and others preceded. Van Arnams married to families named Berry, Moody, Brosius, Stiles, Lawrence, Ong, Robinson, Have had some luck in finding data in Lee and Bureau Counties. A problem is Van Arnams were often married more than once. Identify is further complicated by fathers, sons and cousins with same or similar given names. Regards, Donald Van Arnam donarnam@ix.netcom.com

Robert Schwietert Mar. 30, 1998 5:12 am
I am researching my ancestors who were some of the first members of the German Baptist church. I wonder whether this church still exists or if records can be found. My RIDDLESBARGER ancestors are buried in the Emmert cemetery.

Ron & Sharon Kelley Mar. 28, 1998 4:52 pm
Searching for all information on the following family who migrated to Lee County IL about 1845 from Luzerne Co. PA; and before that NJ.
BARNES, John b: 1777 Warren Co. NJ, d: 1865, m: (1) ATEN, Catherine b: 1786, d: 1820 and (2) SHELLHAMER (COOL), Anna b: 1795, d: 1860.
Children of John and Catherine:
1. Uzal (Usual) Ogden Barnes b: 1806, d: 1888, m: 1827 DODSON, Sallie Hutchison.
2. John Barnes, Jr b: 1815, d: 1908, m: Betsey DeWolf or D'Wolf.
3. Alfred Nelson Barnes b: 1818, d: 1894, m: Mrs. Juliette M. Mays.
4. Sidna Barnes b: 1808, d: 1892, m: Richard Allen.
5. Mary Barnes b: 1810, d: 1890, m: George Smith.
6. Sarah Barnes b: 1812, d: 1879, m: William Smith.
7. George Barnes b: 1820, d: 1891.
Children of John and Anna:
1. Catherine Barnes b: 1823, d: 1862, m: Jacob Smith.
2. Eleanor Barnes b: 1825, d: 1901, m: James Wordin.
3. Samuel Barnes b: 1827, d: 1912.
4. Margaret Barnes b: 1829, d: 1895, m: Dr. Joshiah Smith.
5. Anna Barnes b: 1833, d: 1902, m: Miles G. Smith.
6. William Cool Barnes b: 1836, d: 1889.
7. Hannah Barnes b: 1838, d: 1924, m: Carlton Brown.
Note: Anna (Cool) Shellhamer brought a daughter Eliza Shellhamer into the marriage with John Barnes. Anna was married first to Sylvester Shellhamer.

Mrs. Shelly Colletti Mar. 28, 1998 7:57 am
My great grandfather was Arthur B. LEE and was born in Lee County, Illinois November 2, 1873. He married Eva May YATES January 14, 1897 in Pekin, Illinois (Tazewell County) and later died in Springfield (Sangamon County), Illinois. I'm trying to find more information on him and his parents. His parents were Charles LEE and Janette (Jeanette) PARKES LEE FOBES. I would appreciate any help possible in locating info on the above. I can be reached at: Mrs. Shelly Colletti, 1535 29th Lane, Pueblo, CO 81006 or please respond to e-mail address. Many Thanks!

Marge Mar. 25, 1998 7:56 pm
Looking for marriage of Michael KEARNS and Mary McGOWAN and parents names if available. They are the parents of Frank Kearns, Dixon's favorite son in the early 1900's. I believe the farm (strawberry) was owned by Mary and Michael was in the Civil War. Thanks, Great grandaughter of M. and M Kearns. Marge

Jim Swords Mar. 24, 1998 11:04 am
I am seeking information on my great-grandfather, James Shetley SWORDS, resident of Lee County, IL circa 1908. Grandfather, James Earl SWORDS, born in Woosung, IL, 12-21-08. Prior to '08, James Shetley SWORDS may have moved from Missouri.

Michael Dalton Mar. 22, 1998 2:09 am
I am looking for information on Tipperary-born Michael DALTON who sent a photo of an un-named young woman and child (perhaps members of his family) to his brother in Australia in the late 1800's. An Australian Dalton is thought to have visited, in the 1920's, a family of CALLAHANs in Dixon who were somehow related by marriage to Michael. With thanks, Michael Dalton, 31 Johnson St. Balnarring, 3926, Australia.

Joy Paul Birdsley Mar. 22, 1998 12:28 am
Simon BIRDSLEY of NY state Homesteaded in ( around ) Dixon ,Lee Co. Ill. in the 1850'S. Would like to find info on his wife's family, she was Clara RHODES. Simon's son, Simon QUINCY, (My Gr,grandfather) married Ellen TEETER. Need info on the Teeter Line as well. Simon Q. and Ellen homesteaded in Richardson Co. Ne. about 1870. Any and all Responses appreciated. Thanks. Joy Paul Birdsley

Sharon Johnson Mar. 21, 1998 2:26 pm
I was referred to "Lori Steadman's db on Gen Web" with regard to some very detailed info found in Starke's Gendex site about two family members in Dixon Ill: Chas STANLEY b 7⁄1897 d 2⁄14⁄1974, buried Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon, and is wife Justine Fretha WEED Stanley b 9⁄6⁄1905, Dixon, Il, Lee Co and died 2⁄12⁄1940 Dixon, Lee, IL, burial Oakwood Cemetery. Is Steadman in Lee Co? Any help would be appreciated. Sharon Johnson

Helen Eberle Mar. 21, 1998 9:11 am
We are interested in information regarding the MUSSER family in IL. The family originally came from Centre Co, PA. Michael MUSSER was listed as appearing in the 1914 history of Lee Co. Does anyone have any information on Michael? Helen Eberle, Hemlock, NY

Rich Roberts Mar. 18, 1998 7:33 am
Trying to find information on the DOLAN family. Patrick SULLIVAN of Ohio Twp, Bureau county Married Rosa DOLAN of Dixon, Lee county, Il about 1847. She was born in Ireland and came to the US with her parents. Rosa died in 1853 leaving him with a daughter, Mary. Pat married Mary Ann O'NEIL, also from Dixon in 1856. Any information would be appreciated. Rich Roberts knah04a@prodigy.com

John Robertson Mar. 15, 1998 2:44 pm
I am looking for informatin on my grandfather Ralph JOHNSON b.c1896 Corning, Arkansas and m.26 Jan 1926 Nachusa, IL. to Cleo Fay WILBER. Ralph's father was Joseph Johnson from Nachusa, IL. Would like to hear from anyone researching the Johnson family.

Jack McClintic Mar. 14, 1998 10:57 pm
Would like to share information about the following immigrants to Lee Co., IL: Conrad MEYER, b. 1 July 1840 in Kolmbach, Bavaria, m. 27 Oct. 1870 in Lee Co., IL, d. 15 June 1937 in Odebolt, IA; Anna Katherine ENGEL, b. 30 Nov. 1841 in Altefeld, Hessen, m. 27 Oct. 1870 in Lee Co., IL, d. 7 Nov. 1907 in Odebolt, IA (Her sisters also immigrated to Lee Co.: Martha Engel m. Conrad FRANK, Magadelene Engel m. Johann HOEFLING, Maria Elisabeth Engel m. Chris ROTH); George Heinrich KOLBE, b. 26 Apr. 1846 in Niedergude, Hessen, m. 14 Mar. 1868 in Lee Co., IL, d. 16 Dec. 1886 in Sac Co., IA; Anna Marie LANDAU, b. 29 Jun. 1840 in Rockensuss, Hessen, m. 14 Mar. 1868 in Lee Co., IL, d. 28 May 1901 in Sac Co., IA (She had a brother, Wilhelm LANDAU that also immigrated to Lee Co., IL)

Tim Wilson Mar. 1, 1998 10:06 am
I am seeking information on my GG-grandfather Nile Wilson b.1858 in Dixon (Lee Co.) Illinois. His father may have been named Sylvester and he may have had a brother by the name of Milo. Nile married in 1882 in Dallas Center, Iowa to Sarah Twedell b.1860 in Keokuk, Iowa. I have only decendent information from this point. Thank you.

Ron Lewis Feb. 28, 1998 7:23 pm
I am looking for information on James W. Turner, son of Elisha & Harriet Newell TURNER. This James Turner served a term in the State Legislature of Illinois. He was born in Lee Co. about 1862. Elisha and Harriet NEWELL Turner were married in Lee Co. on Dec.16, 1860. James may have later lived in Cook Co. Would like to hear from anyone researching the Turner family.

Lewis F. Ginnett Feb. 26, 1998 10:09 am
Would like to correspond with anyone interested in family of Alpheus and Marsha CRAWFORD of Sublette (my great-great grandparents). They arrived from Pennsylvania in 1844. Their son George lived near Sublette until at least 1900. L. F. Ginnett 105 Elsbree Circle, Windsor, CA 95492

Ruth Dryer-Richard Feb. 16, 1998 8:49 am
Would appreciate any information available on families of George W. WOODS b 1820 in Belmont Co. Ohio died 1900 in Il buried in Wyoming Cemetery Paw Paw, Il. He married Susan COSS of Ohio she is also buried in Paw Paw. Their children are: Caatherine A.; Albert John; Mary R. (Mollie); Pickney Lewis; Isaac Newton; Louisa M.; Effie Jane; and Olive. Information regarding George's birthplace would of great help if available. George is my Great Great Grandfather and Albert is my Great Grandfather. Ruth Dryer-Richard, 6522 Wagner Way, San Antonio, Texas 78256, rutlee@worldnet.att.net

Charles & Bea Bard Feb. 16, 1998 11:54 am
William C. & Susan B.THOMPSON married about 1890-91. Wm. was residing in Dixon in 1894.He was born June 1865 in Illinois & she April 1873, in New York. Resided Dixon, 1900 census. Still there in 1921. Had at least 2 children:Dorrence⁄Torrence (male,b.Nov. 1891)& Avis F.(female,b.Feb.1894). Would like death information, contact with descendants. Bea Bard, 1415 Wilderness Dr., Maumee, OH 43537 cbard@toltbbs.com

Rosemary Flamion Feb. 01, 1998 2:50 am
I am looking for information on the following families: William BRITTAIN m Elizabeth OMAN and settled in Lee Co, IL ca 1851. Their children included: Hannah, Sarah Ann, Susannah, Amelia, William, Hester, Levi, Mary Elizabeth, Rebecca Jane, John, George Aten, William Wesley, and Oman Peter. William GARRISON m Amelia OMAN and settled in Lee Co, IL ca 1845. Their children included: John, Peter, George L, Hester A, Hannah, Elizabeth E, William H, Dr. Harriet, E, Martha J, and 6 unnamed children. Eleanor "Ellen" OMAN m Robert B SPROAL and removed to Lee Co, IL ca 1846-7. Their children included: Henrietta, Mary J, Richard B, Euphemea, Peter Oman, Henry, Robert W, Samantha, and Cyrus B. All were from Columbia Co, PA. The three OMAN girls were sisters.

Rob Esse Feb. 13, 1998 11:30 pm
I am the gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-grandson of Isaac MORGAN, born 1778 Va [prob. now W VA], lived in Greene co, Ohio where he enlisted in War of 1812; later moved to Sangamon co IL; he, son John & son-in-law Benj STEWART were, according to family history, the first permanent settlers in the Sugar Grove area of Palmyra twp, Lee co, IL, He died there abt. 1850. We are searching for his ancestors, but have no names of his parents, siblings, etc. His first wife was Peggy CARMAN, dtr. of Joshua Carman who lived, at one time, in Greene co. Ohio. Any leads, help, etc. would be greating appreciated. I may visit the area with the next 3-4 weeks as part of my quest. Thank you. Rob Esse: robtesse@fallsnet.com

Mark Ellis Feb. 07, 1998 7:23 am
My g.g. grandfather Elisha T. ELLIS and wife Abby BRIGGS were married in Lee County on Aug 28 1847. Can you tell me what kind of info is on the marriage certificate from that time period? I know Elisha and Abby were both born in Maine. What I am trying to find out is where in Maine and what was Elisha's father's name. If the certificates of that era give that kind of info, I would like to pay research fee to get a copy.Thank you for your help. Mark S. Ellis, MRI⁄CT Dept., Bothwell Regional Health Center, 601 E. 14th St Sedalia, MO 65301 email mellis@murlin.com

unknown Feb 17, 1998 2:16 pm
Searching for Myrtle Ann HEATON COOPER who lived in Lee County Ill. in the late 1800s. She was married to Lester Cooper. Do you have any information on these people? Thank you.

Eileen Lloyd Jan. 31, 1998 8:49 am
Am looking for birth date, marriage date, death date, and place of burial for Julius LLOYD. Believed to be from Dixon, IL, married to Jenny Aurora COMPTON, moved to the Chicago area and then was buried in Dixon, we believe around 1927. I found him listed in the surname list (on your genealogical site) for the Stevens book. It listed him as Lloyd, Julius 193. Any information would be much appreciated and can be forwarded to ECLLOYD@AOL.COM or Eileen.Lloyd@Banyan.ummed.edu Thank you so much!!

Ruby & Bob Feb. 07, 1998 1:57 pm
I am looking for information about the origins of the William LANDAU and John Landau families with two adjoining tracts of land, (160 acres ea.) in the plat book of 1921 for Bradford Twp. This is near Franklin Grove and Amboy. It is believed that this is where Anna Landau and Henry (Heinrich) KOLBE were wed about 1868. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Good luck to everyone. rubob@msn.com

Ward Ryan Feb. 08, 1998 12:32 am
I am looking for information on Margaret JONES, born August 19, 1847 in Dixon, Ill. She was the daughter of Jacob and Rebecca Jones. Jacob was from Maryland and is described as an early settler of Ogle County. Margaret married George BOLENDER on Nov. 17, 1867. They then farmed in Stephenson County. Please contact me if you would be willing to exchange information. Ward Ryan, wardo@monmouth.com

Carol Williams Feb. 13, 1998 1:55 pm
Researching Edelia Folmsbee CURL, wife of Lewis W. CURL. Edelia was living with her daughter Mable (Mrs. Elva⁄Alva BROWNE) in Lee Co., IL at the time of her death in 1910. Edelia was subsequently buried in Gallatin, Daviess Co., MO. Information to share. ivyroad@prodigy.net

Gale River Feb. 03, 1998 5:55 pm
Robert Christie Collman would like to know:
James BREWER who was a minister in Lee County. He came from Western Mass via Williams College via LA. Is there any information about his father? His wife was Eliza PRATT, his daughter Sarah Carmelite Brewer. I have information about his decendants. I would like to know more about his ancestors.

ABMILLIE@aol.com Feb. 05, 1998 10:26 pm
I am looking for any information on a William BLACK who entered Battery F Illinois Artillery in 12⁄28⁄1863. He was the son of James and Mary Ann Black (maiden name possible RADER or CARTER) Migrated from Columbia Co., PA. Dates unknown. I have 2 books "Mary Black, her book 1848" and "Molly Black, her book 1842" William, James and Mary migrated to Barton Co., MO. and are buried there. These are the only dates and names I have. Any information would be greatly appreciated!

Mary Matheas Jan. 28, 1998 2:41 pm
Looking for info on Alva H. ACKERMAN m. Anne Aileen PIGOTT. had dau. Aileen Anne Ackerman b. 8⁄3⁄1917 in Dixon, Ill. she m. first to Mac⁄ McDonald and then to Richard Goeller Mitchell. Looking for any info on ACKERMAN⁄PIGOTT lines in Ill. Thank You, Mary Matheas, email: antmurry@1st.net

Laura Welsh Jan. 28, 1998 12:24 pm
I am looking for information on CHRISTOPHER WELLMAN b. 10 Jun 1821 New Milford, Susquehanna, PA d. 23 Dec 1909 Lee Center, Lee, IL buried in Woodside Cem. married AMANDA ELIZABETH BROWN b. 1 Jul 1829, Susquehanna, PA, d. 19 May 1923 dau of SAMUEL BROWN and MARY GRUMBLY. Children: Annie D. b. 1851, Levi William b. 1853, Mary Ann b. 1856, and Henry H. b 1859. I am looking for the parents of CHRISTOPHER WELLMAN. Any info would be greatly appreciated! Laura Lee Welsh, 1021 Peach Ct., Hollister, CA 95023, email: towanda@hollinet.com

Bob Olson Jan. 21, 1998 11:01 am
Looking for any information on William Clark ROBINSON who owned a drugstore in Frankling Grove.. He was married to Harriet HELMERSHAUSEN (later HAUSEN). Are there any descendants in the area? I have seen one of the Helmershausen genealogies, but I have little of the Robinsons. William died ca. 1893 and his wife died in 1872. I have seen their graves. I am interested in siblings or ancestors or descendants of this person. Thank you. Bob Olson, 935 West 2nd St., Hastings, MN 55033

Tom Wilbur Jan. 21, 1998 6:54 am
George FAIRCHILD married Laura PHILLIPS at Berkshire County, Massachussetts. About 1860 they went to Lee County. Their children included Thomas Fairchild (married Martha Jane BROWN), Charles Fairchild (married Samantha MIKESELL), Samuel Fairchild (married Clara GILBERT), and Albert Fairchild (married Theresa Anna -?-). Seek any info. Tom Wilbur, 1784 Mirabeau Dr., Okemos, MI 48864. wilbur@tcimet.net

Patricia Reynolds Jan. 20, 1998 5:51 pm
My grandparents Harry Kyle GARNSEY and his wife Amy SCOTT were married in the Methodist Church in Dixon in 1898. I have been helping my husband research his Southern roots for the last couple of years and have put my research on hold for a while. Santa brought us a new computer for Christmas and last night I found your Website! I am going to order your calendars - especially would like the one on Louie Scott, as he is related to me. I was in Dixon about 1973 and Louie and his wife Rosella invited us to lunch! We kept up with him and I knew that she had passed away, but I did not know that he was still living! His brother Chuck called me every year until his death in 1985. Please give Louie my regards - he will remember me as Patricia GENT. I remarried three years ago. I plan to send you some information for your next book. My SCOTT line is through my grandmother Amy Lenora, who was the daughter of Robert H. SCOTT and his wife Ruth FAIRMAN. Have a lot on the SCOTT line, but am more interested in getting help on the FAIRMANs. Ruth's father was Erastus and her mother was Amy. Amy is buried in the Prairie Repose Cemetery. Patricia Reynolds, 1612 Springbrook Court, Decatur, GA 30033-1818, email: REYN1612@aol.com

Jerry Ogle Jan. 19, 1998 10:57 am
My grandfather, Clarence OGLE was born in Lee County c.1892. My great-grandfather, Frank Ogle, is listed in the 1894-1895 City Directory of Dixon. Believe that we are related to the Captain Joseph Ogle for whom Ogle County was named. Any information would be appreciated.

Pauline Eubanks Jan. 17, 1998 9:08 am
I'm trying to find any information on Andrew LAUER and Catherine STRUVEL, my gg grandparents. They should have been in Lee County by the 1870's. Any information would be helpful. I'm just getting started on this line. Thanks for you help.

Kathey Hunt Jan. 13, 1998 4:51 pm
Am looking for any info on Edwin S KELLEY b-1857 Sparta IL m-1881, Kaufman Co TX. Had sister Mary who maried a MATNEY. Kelley family lived in Lee Co IL in 1860's but I can't find them on any census. Can anyone there help me locate anything about this family? His father was George. His mother was Mary MONTROY. This is my ggrfather & I have been searching for years for any info on his line & kin. Thank ya'll alot. Kathey Kelley Hunt, 2309 Elizabeth Kaufman TX 75142 d.k.hunt@airmail.net

Sharon Johnson Jan. 12, 1998 1:29 pm
Looking for John and Alfreda (nee ANDERSON) YOUNGBERG who lived directly across from the Borden Milk Factory where John worked. The last time I was in Dixon in 1981, their house was still there, as was the store on the corner. The YOUNGBERGs came from Sweden via the Dakotas. They arrived in Dixon in late 1800s. They had several children, amoung them John, Lillie, Mabel, and Jean. The John and Alfreda YOUNGBERG are buried at Oakwood cemetery, but without markers to get b,d dates. Any info would be appreciated. Sincerely yours, Sharon Johnson, Annapolis

Sharon Johnson Jan. 12, 1998 1:15 pm
I'm looking for my ancestors John and sons William and son William STANLEY, who sired Edward Stanley my grandfather. John STANLEY (STANDLEY) was a metalurgist from Birmingham England who came to Dixon or environs to set up Stanley Files (approx name) the old stone bldg of which is in downtown Dixon near the falls in the Rock River. I suspect the time frame of John's arrival is ~1840-60. Is there info on John's tool business in Dixon? What are the years? Is there info on John, Wm, Wm, etc. I understand that John's (Wm's) business was sold to Reynolds Wire which was a major employer in Dixon in mid-early 1900's. The later and at least some of early STANLEYs lived on Stoney Point Road (Truesdale Rd). Edward Stanley d ~ 1950-55 was a local politician for a while. He was involved earlier with the Borden Milk Factory, later the Cement Factory. I am unsure of the b,d dates. At least some of Stanleys are buried in Oakwood cemetery in Dixon. Is it possible to get that info from the cemetery so that I can get the actual vital stats at Lee County Court? Is there any biogr on the early Stanley family or of early Dixon manufacturers of metal products? Sincerely yours, Sharon Stanley Johnson, Annapolis

Shelly Colletti Jan. 12, 1998 5:23 pm
I'm searching for information leading to my great-grandfather. HIs name was Arthur B. LEE. I understand he was born Nov. 2, 1873 in Lee County. He died Jan. 27, 1941 in Springfield, Il. He married Eva Mae YATES Jan. 14, 1897 in Pekin, Illinois. Would you by chance have any information on his birth, etc.? Please send any information to : Shelly Colletti, 1535 29th Lane, Pueblo, CO 81006 Thank you for all your help!

Kenneth Reed Jan. 12, 1998 10:44 am
Looking for descendants of Hamilton REED b.1792 and Rebecca POUND b.1792. Their daughter Nancy Ann Reed b. 12⁄1⁄1824 m. Millican Hunt b. 7⁄29⁄1821 moved to Franklin Grove in August 1886. Their son William Anthony Hunt b. 9⁄27⁄1846 served on the county board and was a member of the Board of Review. William married Melissa ARNOLD dau. of Elisha and Asenath (Earle) Arnold. Kenneth A. Reed, 400 Fairway Oaks Dr., Sedona, Az. 86351

Glen Grace Jan. 10, 1998 2:04 am
Searching for GRACE, BURKE and CLANCY ancestors. Johannah GRACE married Daniel BURKE in 1889 (they lived in Reynolds township). Children were Agnes, Anna K., David Leo, Floyd. Agnes married .??...DOWNS.. Their children were Tressa and Francis. Last known is Chicago Hts in 1910. Mary GRACE married John BURKE in 1884 (Reynolds Township). No other info. William CLANCY (Reynolds Township) married Mary BLACKBURN. He was a jockey. He was buried in cemetery in Dixon. Thanks. Please send replies to GlenGrace@AOL.com

Patricia Ratcliff Jan. 7, 1998 6:49 pm
Researching my great grandparents Lyman ADAMS, b. 1825 N.Y., m. Esther Dorcas THATCHER, b.1826 N.Y. Children: Edwin Ruthven, Ernest, Anna, William were born in Dixon, Lee, Ill. in the 1860's. Please send any leads to Patricia Ratcliff, 2621 Sunshine Dr., Lakeland, Fl. 33801 or Email: s1pat0rat@aol.com

Eric Lemmon Jan. 4, 1998 4:22 pm
I am looking for the exact dates and places of death of Thomas Lewis PHILIPS (1840-1920) and of his wife, Ida L. LEMMON (1853-1911). They owned a farm in Hamilton Twp, Lee County. They had at least four children: Ellen T. (1879-?), Carrie L. (1881-?), Mary L. (1882-?), and John D. (1883-1915). Thomas is a son of John D. PHILIPS and Ellen E. LEWIS. His father's second wife was Caroline L. BASS. Any information about these persons will be appreciated.

Darlene Nelson Jan. 2, 1998 11:13 am
I'm researching the parents of gg grandfather Oliver W. SANSON. Oliver Sanson was born ca. 1834 and died August 26 1863 in the Civil War. He was in the 46 Regiment, Co.D and later Co. H. His PO address at enlistment was Amboy, Ill. He married Lauretta BLAKESLEY and had 1 son John Sanson, who was placed in an orphanage at a young age. Family members believe Oliver's father was a French Professor. I would appreciate information anyone may have have on this SANSON family. I will be glad to share information. Darlene Nelson, 2663 45th Ave., Columbus, Ne. 68601-2188. Email: dwnelson@kdsi.net
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