1999 Queries

Surnames: CROSBY MARSHALL  Submitter: Lily Mattix Date: 13 Jan 1999
This is partialy in response to Paula Radwanski's query 28 Dec. 1996 on John MARSHALL and Charity GOLDEN. Their daughte Elizabeth MARSHALL (b. April 5, 1824 Hopewell New Jersey, d. Nov. 17, 1905 Stewart, Ohio) married Isaac Bowers CROSBY (b. Nov. 18, 1819 Nashua, New Hampshire, d. Nov. 29, 1873 Cordova, Rock Island Co., Ill). Their son Amos Buel CROSBY (b. Feb. 5, 1848 Cordova, Ill, d. Jan 14, 1934 Chetopa, Labbette Co., Ks) married Jennie Hattie WHITFORD (b. Oct. 10, 1854 Addison, Vermont. d. Dec 30, 1945 Chetopa, Labbette Co., Ks). Amos's son Fred Horace CROSBY (b. Aug. 6, 1876 Cordova, Ill, d. Nov. 24, 1950 Chetopa, Labbette Co., Ks) married Erna NOBLE (b. April 23, 1882 Hesston, Ks d. July 7, 1967 Caney, Ks) Fred's daughter Eleanor Bertha CROSBY married Charles Raymond MATTIX, sr. They had two children Carolyn and Charles, jr. Carolyn married Donald Moore. They have four children. Charles Raymond MATTIX, jr. married Gloria Ruth ADAMS and have two children Buel Claude MATTIX and myself, Lily Grace MATTIX. I don't have the rest of the information with me on children, but if anyone is interested, let me know and I will see what I have. I would appreciate any information on the Crosbys while they were living in Cordova. Thank You Lily Mattix

Surnames: KENNELLY  Submitter: collette markwardt Date: 07 Jan 1999
John Daniel Kennelly born07⁄27⁄1868 in rock island county. married Alice Wynn. worked as a swithman for the rock island rail road in peoria,il.

Surnames: CARLSON PETERSON LOCK NELSON PARMER ANDERSON WESSON  Submitter: Lynne Bell Date: 13 Dec 1998
I am trying to find ancestors and descendants of Anna Christina CARLSON (PETERSON). She was born 2 July 1850 in Skepperstad, Smaland, Sweden. Her fathers name was Peter Petersson. Her mother's name was Catharina JONSDOTTAR. She married Nils Peter CARLSON 5 July 1871. Their children included Charles, Ernest, Frances, Mrs. Frank LOCK, Mrs. Charles ANDERSON, Esther, Hilbert and Edna. Her sisters were Mrs. NELSON of Orion, IL, Mrs. PARMER and Mrs. WESSON of NE and John PETERSON of Osco, IL. Her obit. listed listed her husband's name as both Carl C. CARLSON and Carl A. CARLSON

Surnames: LITTY GRAFF EGE DECKARD RICHTER  Submitter: Billie J. Richter Date: 10 Dec 1998
Surname: LITTY LITTY⁄DECKARD⁄EGE⁄GRAFF Franciscus "Frank" Xavier LITTY born in Rock Island, Illinois April 7, 1849. His parents: Magnus LITTY and Mary DECKARD. Any information on the LITTY and or DECKARD families would be greatly appreciated. Other associated surnames of this family are: GRAFF⁄EGE⁄RICHTER of David City, Butler Co., NE.

Surnames: WALTON COX  Submitter: Jim Walton Date: 09 Dec 1998
I am looking for information about Edward B. WALTON, Born 1898 in Illinois. Also about Samuel WALTON, son of Edward WALTON. Edward WALTON may have been married one to three times (not certain). Edward may have children or stepchildren with the last name COX.

Surnames: ERICKSON FREDERICKSON  Submitter: Pam frederic Date: 16 Nov 1998.  FREDERICKSON, ERICKSON Any info on Anna ERICKSON (from Sweden) or HENRY C. FREDERICKSON (from Denmark) who were married about 1866, possibly in Rock Island Co. would be appreciated. Sons were Herman FREDERICKSON born somewhere in Illinois in 1868 and Walter A. FREDERICKSON born in 1872 (somewhere in Illinois). Pam in Calif.

Surnames: EDDY  Submitter: Lisa Hinkley ) Date: 28 Oct 1998
Looking for information on Louis EDDY. Died in Rock Island, in 1922 at Modern Woodman of America Santorium, of TB.

Surnames: MARCEL DEFAUW IRENE DEFAUW FRANCIS DEFAUW MICHAEL DEFAUW MARGARET DEFAUW MARSHALL DEFAUW BURNICE DEFAUW  Submitter: Derral R. White Date: 25 Oct 1998
Need SERIOUS HELP In Finding Out Any Information Regarding The Family Linage Of A Certain Marshall⁄Marcel or Micheal DEFAUW Married To A Certain Margaret( Do Not Know Maiden Name ). Were Probally Married In Late 1910's or Very Early 1920's.Lated Divorced, But Had Two Children One Of Which Was My Mother. My Birth Certificate States That My Mother ( Burnice DeFauw Was From Illnois ) Pretty Sure From Fro Moline or East Moline Area. Birth Date Early 1920's Betweem 1923  1925. My Grandmother Possibly Woorked at the John Deere Tractor Company For Quite A Number Of Years, While My Grandfather Could Have Worked There Also For Awhile Or Possilbly Might Have Been Involed Within The Vineyard Industry Somehow. Very Thin Info To Go On From My Side As I Never Got To Meet My Grandparents And So Feel Very Very Much Lost In Regards In My Self. Any Ifomation Would Be GREATLY APPRECIATED In This Regards. Also A Batismal Record From Scared Heart Church Records Indicate That A Certain Irene Eloise Clements or Clemence DeFauw Was Born To A Certain Marcel or Micheal DeFauw  Margaret DeFauw In The Same Year As My Mothers Birth ( But Aagin My Birth Cert. States My Mothersd' Name As Beinmg BURNICE, A TRUE MYSTERY TO Me FOR YEARS. Any Help Would Be Of GREAT HELP In Getting My Past Finally Cleared Up As To Who My Mothers Family Really Is. Thank You Very Much, In Christ, Derralo R. White

Surnames: MOBERLY HARTT BURKHART WAKEFIELD  Submitter: Richard Moberly Date: 24 Oct 1998  Looking for information about Simeon F. Moberly family. Came to Rock Island County (Buffalo Prairie) in mid 1850's from Monroe Co. Indiana. They are listed in the 1860 Census for Rock Island County. Simeon Moberly married Christina Burkhart in 1833 (Kentucky) and had the following children (Milum Boley, William Baley, David A., Alexander G., Joseph, and Andrew). Milun Boley moved to Iowa and married Jane ?, notheing else known. William Baley moved to Missouri and married Emilia Jane Hartt. Considerable information is available about this family. David married Jane ?, nothing else known. Alexander served in the 45th IL Infanty (Co. H) in 1861 and 1864. Alexander was living in Drury in 1864, nothing else known. Joseph died in 1858. Andrew was attending school in Rock Island in 1860, nothing else known. Simeon may have went to Colorado in the early 1860's (with James and John Wakefield)to look for gold. Family moved to Iowa in the 1870's. Any additional information would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: CEWE  Submitter: Toby 07 Oct 1998
JACOB CEWE Born Abt 1800 In Germany. Came to United States Sometime Between 1930 and 1940. Jacobs wifes name was Magdalena or Magdaline- Maiden name (RESCH) and they had one son named John. John was about 6 years old when his parents brought him to America. I believe they changed their name from ZEWE or ZEAWE to CEWE. I Know that the CEWEs settled in Hamtpon Township in Rock Island County. Around 1840. I have located the CEWEs on the 1850 Rock Island County Census index but not the 1840 Census index. The first record that I have of Jacob CEWE living in Hampton Township is a artilcle about the coal mine industry written by his son John in 1869. Jacob worked for the coal mine sometime around the 1940 time frame. I Believe the Galena company. I have no information prior to 1940 and would like to loacate any information as to where the CEWEs were prior to 1940. With all the documentation that I have been able to collect is that the CEWE family came to america around 1832. I have nothing after that time frame.... Any information would be appreciated...... Thanks T.Loy

Surnames: MARSHALL SWANDER HOLLAND  Submitter: Barbara Harvey Date: 06 Oct 1998
I am interested in information on Clayton MARSHALL b. 1875 and married to Mary Ellen HOLLAND in 1896. His parents were George MARSHALL and Rosanna Edgar SWANDER. Thanks in advance.

Surnames: HERRICK KENT  Submitter: Tom Croom Date: 01 Oct 1998
I am looking for any information about Alice Lousia HERRICK, born 11⁄26, 1865 in Rock Island, Illinois. She married David Cary Kent in Harlan, Iowa in 1883 and died in South Omaha in 1907. She had six children, Lulla (my grandmother), Laura, Arthur, Bessie, Gretta and Silas Kent. They were apparently born in Manteno or Dow City, Iowa.

Surnames: LAMBERT LAMBRECHT  Submitter: Steve Date: 30 Sep 1998
I am looking for info on Belgium immigrants, Julius Lambert and Romania Lambert married I believe in 1906 or 1907 in Rock Island. Also on surname Lambrecht.

Surnames: BEHNAMANN, HARRY  ALFRED YOUNGBERG, ROBERT  Submitter: Christine Woods Date: 22 Sep 1998
Dear Sirs⁄Madams: I am looking for marriage information between Rodger B. Wood and Evelyn Jeane Behnamann. The date is December 20, 1953 in Rock Island, IL. I need the officiating clergy, place of wedding, and time. Evelyn is my deceased mother. Rodger is out of contact. Also, any other info you could send regarding the Behnamann family would be appreciated. Thank you.

Surnames: TRENT NELSON TANNER  Submitter: Rita Nelson Date: 22 Sep 1998
I am searching for the parents of George Washington NELSON,b.1837,IN. and Eliza TANNER Nelson,b.1839,PA.. They were married and lived in Rock Island Co., IL. In 1900 Eliza was living with her daughter, Clara and her son-in-law Logan TRENT in Hampton Twp.,Rock Island Co.,IL. Any information on these families would be appreciated.

Surnames: TRENT NELSON TANNER  Submitter: Rita Nelson Date: 22 Sep 1998
I am searching for the parents of George Washington NELSON,b.1837,IN. and Eliza TANNER Nelson,b.1839,PA.. They were married and lived in Rock Island Co., IL. In 1900 Eliza was living with her daughter, Clara and her son-in-law Logan TRENT in Hampton Twp.,Rock Island Co.,IL. Any information on these families would be appreciated.

Surnames: PENCE ELLIOTT SMITH MARTS  Submitter: Pat 21 Sep 1998
Searching for more info on following: Jacob PENCE b. 1800, in PA d. April 11863, Rock Island Co. IL married: Margaret SMITH b. 1803 d. Sept. 1862, Rock Island Co. IL children: Ellen PENCE b. april 21, 1834, PA d. Hardin co. IA m. Oct. 30, 1856, Rock Island Co. IL husband: Palmer ELLIOTT b. Nov. 1,1834, Alleghany, NY d. July 12, 1883, Hardin Co. IA Jacob B.PENCE b. ca 1844, Fulton Co. PA d. June 27,1901, Marshall Co. IA Civil War Vet. 45th Infantry Co.H wife: Annie C. MARTS b. Jan.7,1869 George PENCE b. ca 1845, Fulton Co. PA Civil War Vet. 45th Infantry Co.H Will gladly share ELLIOTT⁄PENCE information. Thanks!

Surnames: KREUGER  Submitter: Teresa 19 Sep 1998
Looking for info on the William Kreuger family. Married Ella Hayes. One of their daughters is my grandmother. Jessie Manola Kreuger born 9 Jan 1902, Rock Island Co, IL.

Surnames: SMITH MARKS  Submitter: Jay Kay Date: 08 Sep 1998
William and Polly (Pauline) Smith lived in Hillsdale until their deaths. They are both burried along with their son David and daughter Betsey (Elizabeth) Marks, in Bethesda Cemetery, Canoe Creek Township. I am trying to locate direct descendants of these people, to help in research of the William and Polly's ancestors. They also had other children, Nancy (my direct ancestor), William ( died in civil war), John, Jane and Julius all three of which I know nothing about.

Surnames: SMITH  Submitter: Jay Kay Date: 08 Sep 1998
William and Polly (Pauline) Smith lived in Hillsdale until their deaths. They are both burried along with their son David and daughter Betsey (Elizabeth) Marks, in Bethesda Cemetery, Canoe Creek Township. I am trying to locate direct descendants of these people, to help in research of the William and Polly's ancestors. They also had other children, Nancy (my direct ancestor), William ( died in civil war), John, Jane and Julius all three of which I know nothing about.

Surnames: DELEON WIEMER WEIMER NORTON  Submitter: Gabrielle Sharkey Date: 08 Sep 1998
I am looking for any information on the name DELEON or WIEMER (possibly WEIMER) I have family information stating they lived in Geneseo, but I can find no marriage, death or birth certificates for them. They had family in Rock Island, and I believe at one point, the wife, Minnie WIEMER, went to live w⁄ her daughter Florence NORTON in Rock Island. The year of her move would be approximately 1900. Marriage records should be prior to 1885. I have no information regarding times of death for either. Thank you!!!!! Gabrielle Sharkey

Surnames: EDDY HARDY BOLLMAN MCDERMAND DEREU LEWIS LARSON  Submitter: Lisa Hinkley Date: 04 Sep 1998
Looking for information on surnames: EDDY, HARDY, MCDERMAND, BOLLMAN, DEREU, LEWIS, LARSON

Surnames: IVES MCHARG ALAND  Submitter: Alicia J. Ives Date: 03 Sep 1998  URL:
I'm seeking information on Ruth Ives Father: George Harley Ives Mother: Juanita Baner Burial Oakdale Cemetery Davenport Scott Co., IA Descendants of Ruth Ives 1 Ms. Ruth Ives b: August 13, 1903 d: September 04, 1994 Burial Oakdale Cemetery Davenport Scott Co., IA +Mr. Frank McHarg (Deceased) Burial Oakdale Cemetery Davenport Scott Co., IA Father: Mother: *2nd Husband of Ruth Ives: . +Mr. Ed Adland (Still living) Father: Mother: Thought to be living in Rock Island,RockIsland Co ., IL

Surnames: BRESNAHAN HOBBS  Submitter: Robyn Ashton Date: 27 Aug 1998
BRESNAHAN and HOBBS Hi! I am looking for any information regarding the BRESNAHAN family living Rock Island. My 3rd great-grandfather, Cornelius Bresnahan, was born abt. 1854 (I believe in Rock Island), married to Mary HOBBS on January 20, 1880 in Rock Island County, and died on April 17, 1890 in Rock Island Co. I believe he is the Cornelius buried in Calvary Cemetery with his parents Timothy  Mary and siblings Ellen, Hugh, Julia and Mary. Timothy and Mary, according to their headstones, were from Kerry Co., Ireland. I am trying to prove this connection and gather any information on them. All information will be appreciated! Thanks! Robyn

Date: 27 Aug 1998
Seeking information on the families of John Schneider (b. 1824 Germany, d. 1903 Rock Island Co. circa Hampton Township) and wife Elizabeth Gamber,Gumber (b.1835 Germany, d. 1913 circa Hampton Township). Both are buried in St.John's Cemetery in Rapids City. Other surnames linked to this line are Harper, Wachtel, Fiedler. Appreciate any and all help.

Surnames: WHIPPLE FLANSBURG  Submitter: Lynda DArby Ozinga Date: 25 Aug 1998 I am looking for info on the families of my gr. grandmother and grandfather. Her name was Alice Isabell Flansburg and she was born in NY in 1855. She was listed on the Knox Co Census in 1860 with her family as below, but then never again. Her obit says she resided in Henry Co until her marriage to Mr. Charles Whipple, but they say no trace of these Flansburgs on the 1870 or later census there, and I ws referred to your county. Alice ISabell Flansburg married Charles A. Whipple, son of Russell Whipple and Mary Allen Whipple on 12⁄3⁄1776. They had children Walter, Daisy, Leonard, then they had Arthur in Knox Co in 1886, and this is recorded on his birth certificate, and then they had John and Otho, and they do not show up on the Knox Co. census at all. I am wondering if you have this Whipple family or this Flansburg family below on any STark Co Census: Entire Flansburg family from 1860 Lynn township William age 46, a farmer with $2000 in taxable real estate and $900 in personal property from NY Mary age 40 from NY Ester A. age 18 from NY John D. age 16 from NY Francis C. age 14 from NY Arthur H. age 12 from NY Lydia L. age 9 from NY Mary J. age 7 from NY Isabella age 4 from NY They are missing from the 1870 and 1880 census index entirely and the four Flansburgs in the Lynn cemetery are later and don't have similar names.

Surnames: BURTIS BEARDSLEY HAYS PECK  Submitter: Mark Coats Date: 23 Aug 1998
I am searching for descendents of the Burtis family who bought land in the early 1800s in Rock Island County and also recorded the first marriage in the county: James L Burtis and Angela Beardsley m. 13 JUL 1833. One daugther, (first name unknown) married Wilbur Peck. Their daughter, Emma Peck, married Thomas Hays and lived in the Macomb area in McDonough County, IL.

Surnames: KIPP SCHIMMEL  Submitter: Gerrie Foster Date: 22 Aug 1998
I am looking for information about the family of Anton and Mary Bertha (Schimmel) KIPP, who lived in Rock Island, IL Anton b. Dec of 1854 d. sometime between 1913-1930 was a Tailor. Mary Bertha was b. Dec 1857 and died sometime after 1938. In 1938 she was living at 712 24th Ave, Rock Island. They had the following children. Frank (1875), Albert (1879), Emily (1881) Lilliam (1883) and Claude (1895-1968). Claude was living at 708 24th Ave , Rock Island at the time of his death.

Surnames: ELTING MCINTOSH Submitter: Judy Elting Date: 22 Aug 1998
I am looking for the MARRIAGE RECORD of PHILLIP EDWARD ELTING  MARY ALLEYNE McINTOSH. Phillip was from McDonough County, IL and Mary from Lake Forrest. I have information that leads me to believe that they may have married in Rock Island County in 1909. If anyone has marriage records for Rock Island County would you please check this out for me? Thank you. Judy

Surnames: MCKAY GRIMES  Submitter: Gwen Hyatt Date: 18 Aug 1998
Looking for any information on Rosie McKay's family. Rosie was born in Rock Island Il August 14, 1874. Her father name was Ilike McKay and her mothers name was Lora Grimes. Any info on these families would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks

Surnames: MCMAHILL Submitter: D. G. McMahill Date: 15 Aug 1998
MCMAHILL- any descendants or genealogy info.

Surnames: ODELL Submitter: Roger S. Thomason Date: 10 Aug 1998
SAMUEL ODELL 4⁄02⁄1842 88th Illinois Infantry, Co.I at enlistment gave home as Canoe Creek.(Hillsdale area ?) later gave Port Byron. possibly had brother Benjamin F. same home. SAMUEL m elizabeth(?) died 1909 in Kansas City,Ks. prob. married in Rock Island co. at least one dtr. IDA EMMA ODELL bn Port Byron.

Surnames: MCNUTT OATS  Submitter: Tom M. Oates Date: 09 Aug 1998
Seeking death or burial information on Martha (Oats) McNutt possibly died while living in Buffalo Pairie Twp. 11 Jul 1868. She was born 23 Jan 1827 and was the wife of Alexander McNutt. Thank you for any help. Tom M. Oates

Surnames: RAITHEL GLASS LEHMAN  Submitter: Laurie McCalla Date: 06 Aug 1998
Could someone do a look up for the deaths of John RAITHEL and his wife Barbara GLASS RAITHEL? Date of death between 1860 - 1900.

Surnames: DUFFY Submitter: Jo StecDate: 24 Jul 1998
I have found JAMES O.DUFFY buried in the Rock Island Co National Cemetery section Q and grave # 514 I really need a look-up and someone to send the date of birth and death if possible. Thanks so much Jo

Surnames: SHEPPARD, STAPLETON LAMB SCHAFER, BRANDT Submitter: Anne Lamb Date: 24 Jul 1998.
I would be happy to communicated with anyone interested in this family Descendants of William J. Sheppard of Port Byron; a native of Scotland; came to America in 1838 and to Rock Island County in 1852; aged 46; in the milling and boat-making business in Port Byron. 1 William J. Sheppard 1818 SCT - d: July 5, 1871 in Port Byron, Rock Island, IL ..+Ann Stapleton 1822 YKS, Eng. - d. December 2, 1898 in Port Byron, Rock Island, IL .........2 Samuel Sheppard b. - Bef. 1936- d: Bef. 1936 in San Francisco, , CA .........2 Frank M. Sheppard b? - d: February 3, 1936 in San Diego, , CA .............+Mrs. Frank Sheppard ??? .................... 3 Daughter SheppardAbt. 1899 - .........2 Charles C. Sheppard-d: March 12, 1928 in Oskaloosa, , IA .............+Ollie Tennett .........2 James S. Sheppard 1844 -d: January 19, 1863 in Shiloh, , TN (Civil War) .........2 Susan Sheppard 1849 - d: Aft. February 1936 in Port Byron, , IL .........2 William C. Sheppard1852 -d: November 6, 1913 in La Jolla, San Diego, CA .............+???d: Aft. 1913 .................... 3 Harold Sheppard - Aft. 1913 d: Aft. 1913 .................... 3 Daisy Sheppard - Aft. 1913 d: Aft. 1913 .................... 3 MrsJudsonMccarrol Sheppardd: Aft. 1913 .........2 Melissa Sheppard 1855 - 1933 d: March 22, 1933 in Port Byron, , IL .............+John Schafer 1851 -d: January 17, 1908 in Port Byron, , IL .................... 3 Margaret Ann "Madge" Schafer 1884 -d: 1953 in Port Byron, , IL .........2 Nellie B. Sheppard 1867 -d: August 24, 1949 in Port Byron, Rock Island, IL .............+Benjamin Allen Lamb1860 - 1926 d: March 23, 1926 in Port Byron, Rock Island, IL .................... 3 Frances Lamb 1889 - ........................+Walter Brandt 1889 - .................... 3 Clarence Raymond Lamb 1892 -d: March 15, 1941 in Port Byron, Rock Island, IL ........................+Marguerite Albina Schafer 1895 -d: February 14, 1971 in Port Byron, Rock Island, IL .................... 3 Carroll W. Lamb 1898 - d: 1913 in Port Byron, Rock Island, IL

Surnames: STERNBERG Submitter: Steve Sternberg Date: 23 Jul 1998
I am searching for information on Sam and Mary STERNBERG, who are listed as being buried in the National Cemetary at Rock Island (place u-182). Believe Sam is the brother of my great-great grandfather, David STERNBERG. The Sternberg family (Samuel, Bernhard, David, and Bertha)immigrated to the U.S. from Germany in the 1860's, and settled in Louisville, KY. As far as I can tell, only Samuel left Louisville, sometime near the turn of the century. I haven't been able to track why he left, or where he ended up. I did learn from a great uncle that he had a wife named Mary--that's why I believe this could be his gravesite. Does anyone have any information on the Samuel STERNBERG family? I know quite a bit about the other branches. Thanks.

Surnames: LONG Submitter: Craig Michalak Date: 23 Jul 1998
RE: LONG "Banditti of the Prarie" How old were John and Aaron Long when they were hanged in Rock Island? Do you have the names of their parents? Who was "Mother Long" in Bonney's account, who lived in Owen Cty, IN.?

Surnames: LARS H. ANDERSON MARY MATILDA LARSON Submitter: PAUL ANDERSON Date: 22 Jul 1998
I've been told by older sister and broters that my grandfather may have came to Rock Island before moving to Aurora, Ill. He may have met his wife and were married in R. I. His name was Lars Hjalmer (john) Anderson and her name was Mary Matilda Larson. They both came from Sweden 1903 and 1905 may have been married late 1906. No records can be found. He may have worked for the railroad or as a carpenter.

Surnames: BRYARS Submitter: John Bryars Date: 19 Jul 1998
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

Surnames: LAMB SCHAFER O'CONNELL SHEPPARD BRANDT JOHNSON FARVER BAWDEN PATRICK Submitter: Anne Lamb Date: 17 Jul 1998
LAMB FAMILY of Port Byron The first Lamb in Port Byron was Lorenzo Dow Lamb who was born in Lincolnville, Maine, a descendant of Thomas Lambe who came to Boston with the Winthrop Fleet in 1630 from Suffolk, England and settled in Roxbury. Thomas' son John removed to Springfield MA where his descendants lived for several generations. Lorenzo's grandfather and several other Springfield families moved to Nova Scotia in 1760 but being in sympathy with the American Revolution, they removed to Maine where they established a new town. Lorenzo fished on the Grand Banks but after three children were born, the family moved to Illinois where they have been established in Port Byron ever since. His only son Benjamin Allen Lamb ran the ferry "Dolphin" across the Mississippi River from Port Byron to LeClaire, IA. Benjamin's only surviving son Clarence was town druggist and mayor. Clarence's wife Marguerite Schafer Lamb was the town postmistress for 30 years. Descendants of Lorenzo Dow Lamb 1 Lorenzo Dow Lamb 1832 - 1909 ..+Abigail Morrell Innis 1839 - 1923 .........2 Lenora Maine Lamb - 1941 .............+Morris O'Connell .................... 3 Loren William O'Connell - 1956 ........................+Maude Teresa Heffernan 1903 - .................... 3 Innis Edward O'Connell 1897 - ........................+Ethel Irene Churchill 1907 - .........2 Benjamin Allen Lamb 1860 - 1926 .............+Nellie B. Sheppard 1867 - 1949 .................... 3 Frances Lamb 1889 - ........................+Walter Brandt 1889 - .................... 3 Clarence Raymond Lamb 1892 - 1941 ........................+Marguerite Albina Schafer 1895 - 1971 .................... 3 Carroll W. Lamb 1898 - 1913 .........2 Eda (Edith?) Lamb 1861 - .............+Peter Johnson .................... 3 Clara Mae Johnson 1883 - .................... 3 Myrtle Johnson 1897 - .................... 3 Winifred Johnson 1900 - 1901 .........2 Ellen Hannah Lamb 1867 - 1932 .............+William Henry Bawden 1863 - 1932 .................... 3 Ivan Whitford Bawden 1889 - 1981 ........................+Ethel H. Scoles .................... 3 Vera Bawden 1893 - 1983 ........................+Rex Isaac Patrick 1888 - 1976 .................... 3 Bernice Bawden 1896 - 1979 ........................+William Samuel Bishop .................... 3 Robert Bawden 1902 - 1902 .........2 Winifred Marion Lamb 1873 - .............+Henry James Farver .................... 3 Ila Marie Farver 1897 - 1976 ........................+George Melvin Humphrey .................... *2nd Husband of Ila Marie Farver: ........................+Archie Lyle Higday .................... 3 Allen Deloss Farver 1900 - 1945 ........................+Bernice McCard .................... 3 Estella "Stella" Farver 1902 - ........................+Pearl VanCe .................... *2nd Husband of Estella "Stella" Farver: ........................+Vernon A. Clegg .................... 3 Lola Elnora Farver 1904 - ........................+Oscar Fry .................... *2nd Husband of Lola Elnora Farver: ........................+Eugene Richardson - 1928 .................... *3rd Husband of Lola Elnora Farver: ........................+Herman R. Hunt .................... 3 Henry James Farver, Jr. 1908 - 1986 ........................+Helena R. Brunanski .........2 Jessie May Lamb 1886 - 1908

Surnames: SCHAFER ZIEGLER SHEPPARD BRYAN SETZER  Submitter: Anne Lamb  SCHAFER: Carl was a shoemaker in Weurttemburg, Germany, came to US in 1847, (Walker Twp, Huntingdon Co, PA) had 6 children. All of family except Jacob  Christine migrated to Illinois in 1850. Long voyage down Ohio River and then up Mississippi via river packets, landing finally at Davenport IA, then to Zuma Twp, Rock Island Co, Illinois. He and wife Christine died there before 1880 and are buried in the Schafer family cemetery on Carl Schafer farm (Zuma twp).They had 14 or, possibly 15 children. Descendants of Carl⁄Charles Schafer: 1 Carl⁄Charles Schafer 1793 - 1879 ..+Christina 1796 - 1871 .........2 Jacob Schafer .........2 Christine Schafer .............+George Schafer .................... 3 Louisa Schafer .................... 3 George Schafer .................... 3 Six Others .........2 John Jacob Schafer 1819 - 1901 .............+Christina D. Schock 1829 - Abt. 1919 .................... 3 Matthew F. Schafer 1849 - 1904 ........................+Sarah Ann Cook 1854 - 1931 .................... 3 John Schafer 1851 - 1908 ........................+Melissa Sheppard 1855 - 1933 .................... 3 Charles F. Schafer, Jr. 1853 - 1940 ........................+Mary E. Bryan 1857 - 1912 .................... 3 Mary Schafer 1855 - 1873 .................... 3 Louise Schafer 1855 - 1930 ........................+Gottlieb Weiss 1849 - 1917 .................... 3 Henry C. Schafer 1858 - Abt. 1943 ........................+Elnora Ziegler 1858 - 1930 .................... 3 George J. Schafer 1860 - 1937 ........................+Etta Semper 1860 - 1900 .................... 3 Samuel S. Schafer 1861 - 1939 ........................+(Mary) Prudence "Pruda" Holsapple1866 - 1929 .................... 3 Emma Christina Schafer 1864 - 1920 ........................+George W. Setzer 1867 - 1925 .................... 3 David Schafer 1865 - 1867 .................... 3 Frank H. Schafer 1868 - 1958 ........................+Mary Trent 1873 - Abt. 1942 ........................+Flora Trent 1870 - 1930 ........................+Viola Florence Wreath 1886 - 1964 .................... 3 William Schafer 1870 - 1956 ........................+Althea Mae Plapp 1881 - 1962 .........2 Charles F. "Carl" Schafer 1821 - 1895 .............+Barbara Schock 1824 - 1898 .................... 3 Margaret Fredericka Schafer 1845 - 1902 .................... 3 Christina Dorothea Schafer 1846 - 1921 ........................+Arthur Mead 1846 - 1932 .................... 3 J. Luther Schafer 1848 - 1926 ........................+Nanny Hinderer 1859 - 1934 .................... 3 Louisa Schafer 1850 - 1932 ........................+George Bihlmeier 1844 - 1926 .................... 3 Mary (Maria) Schafer 1853 - 1915 ........................+[1] John Schwegler 1853 - 1931 .................... 3 Anna Rosina Schafer 1854 - 1875 ........................+[1] John Schwegler 1853 - 1931 .................... 3 Joseph Schafer 1861 - Abt. 1950 ........................+Hannah Jane Bryan 1870 - 1960 .................... 3 Catharina Schafer 1863 - 1890 ........................+Charles Hafer .................... 3 Charles F Schafer 1865 - 1951 .................... 3 John (Johan) Jacob Schafer 1867 - 1939 .........2 Jonathan Schafer Abt. 1827 - Abt. 1865 .........2 Louisa Schafer 1836 - 1899 .............+John Ziegler 1842 - 1889 .................... 3 Emma Ziegler ........................+Thorpe +Lorenz Dilger 1820 - 1870

Surnames: MCNUTT ROBERTS  Submitter: Marilyn Roberts Date: 11 Jul 1998
I am looking for any info on my g-grandparents John MCNUTT and Rebecca Jane Roberts who were said to have been married in Rock Island Co., IL 28 November, 1861. I have no other info in them at all Thanks in advance if you can help.

Surnames: TROOP CONNERS  Submitter: Lois Bestor Date: 11 Jul 1998
Surname: Conners. Elizabeth Troop Conners married Murt Conners.They lived in Coal Valley, IL in 1874. Had children, Murty, Charles,Peter, Eliza, Margaret(married John Lloyd), Ellen and Mary.

Surnames: KIPP SCHIMMEL Submitter: Gerrie FosterDate: 11 Jul 1998
I am looking for information about the family of Anton and Mary Bertha (Schimmel) KIPP, who lived in Rock Island, IL Anton b. Dec of 1854 d. sometime between 1913-1930 was a Tailor. Mary Bertha was b. Dec 1857 and died sometime after 1938. In 1938 she was living at 712 24th Ave, Rock Island. They move to that area between Feb and June of 1895. They had the following children. Frank (1875), Albert (1879), Emily (1881) Lilliam (1883) and Claude (1895-1968). Claude was living at 708 24th Ave , Rock Island at the time of his death.

Surnames: JOHANSSON JOHANSON JOHNSSON JOHNSON Submitter: Annelie Jonsson (Date: 10 Jul 1998 .
Looking for Frans August JOHANSSON or JOHNSSON. Frans August was b 13th Dec 1860 in Marka, Falköping, Skaraborg, Sweden. He emigrated over Östersund - Trondheim in 1884. According to the passangerlist he should have a wife with the name Brita with him. His destination was Rock Island, IL.

Surnames: BELL GORDON BRICKLE RICHARDS MCNABB SCOTT PINNEO YOUNGBLOOD Submitter: kathy Date: 09 Jul 1998
Bell, Richards,Pinneo,Gordon,McNabb,Youngblood I am looking for info on Roger and MargeretScott Bell Roger was born in 1817 in England . Margeret born in 1816 in Scottland. She died at the age of 94 in Port Byron. Roger died in 1888. There children were: George , Charles b. 8-12-1844,married Sophia Brickle, Margaret Anna b. 3-23-1845, married Ash Gordon, James b. 11-23-1848, Roger Jamison b. 8-18-1851,married Virginia Richards then Freda Sjoberg, Emma Bell b. 7-1-1855 married Daniel Pinneo, Lorena Bell b. 10-22-1865, married Wm. McNabb, then married Wm Youngblood.

Surnames: BELL GORDON BRICKLE RICHARDS MCNABB SCOTT PINNEO YOUNGBLOOD  Submitter: kathyDate: 09 Jul 1998
Bell, Richards,Pinneo,Gordon,McNabb,Youngblood I am looking for info on Roger and MargeretScott Bell Roger was born in 1817 in England . Margeret born in 1816 in Scottland. She died at the age of 94 in Port Byron. Roger died in 1888. There children were: George , Charles b. 8-12-1844,married Sophia Brickle, Margaret Anna b. 3-23-1845, married Ash Gordon, James b. 11-23-1848, Roger Jamison b. 8-18-1851,married Virginia Richards then Freda Sjoberg, Emma Bell b. 7-1-1855 married Daniel Pinneo, Lorena Bell b. 10-22-1865, married Wm. McNabb, then married Wm Youngblood.

Surnames: BRIGGS FRED BRIGGS ALBERTA Submitter: irene briggsDate: 02 Jul 1998. i would like to find out my grandmothers name

Surnames: KELL WILSON POSTON Submitter: Ellis Kell, Jr.Date: 25 Jun 1998 URL:  I am trying to find the missing link between my great-grandfather, Charles Andew Kell, who was a veterinarian in Reynolds, Illinois (and is buried there), and any possible connection to the early settlers of Illinois who came in around Marion and Jefferson counties. I cannot get back any further than my great grandfather, although I have source information about the early Kell descendents who came to Illinois via N. and S. Carolina, Ohio and Indiana in the early 1800's. Any light you can shine on things would be much appreciated. I think I'm only missing about one link in our family chain. My great-grandfather married a Mary Poston, and my grandfather was Harrison Kell, who married Audrey Wilson. Their son, (my dad) was Ellis E. Kell, Sr., who was born in Aledo, Ill. on August 18, 1925. Thanks so much for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you. Best always, Ellis Kell

Surnames: ROSEBERG DECAUSEMAKER  Submitter: Bill Waltman Date: 17 Jun 1998
Looking for information on Guy ROSEBERG, born 4 April 1890 in Illinois, died October 1969 in Illinois. Lived in Rock Island area in 1920. Social Security data shows that he lived at 61265 Coal Valley, Rock Island, IL. Can't find road on any maps. Would appreciate an obituary if one can be located. Was married to Decausemaker about 1920.

Surnames: VAN HOEK DECAUSEMAKER ROSEBERG  Submitter: Bill Waltman Date: 12 Jun 1998
Looking for information on Guy ROSEBERG, born about 1880. Lived Rock Island Co. IL. Married Alta DeCausemaker nee Van Hoek. (Second marriage for her.) Married about 1920.

Surnames: DUMOLIEN DECAUSMAKER VAN HOEK Submitter: Bill Waltman Date: 11 Jun 1998
I have some information on the DeCausemaker family of Rock Island County, IL. Also looking for the John DeCausmaker who wrote me in Septemeber 1997. I believe I have information for you.

Surnames: BERNARD
Submitter: Larry E. Nelson
Date: 09 Jun 1998
I am looking for information on the following person and his family: GROVER (AUSTIN) BERNARD Born: Oct 4, 1883, Grinell, Iowa Died: Feb 15, 1971, Rock Island, Illinois Last residence: 61244 (East Moline, Rock Island) SSN: 215-50-4000

Surnames: UMFLEET HUEY KENNON TURNBAUGH MOORE BARON BAUGH FRANKLIN BOWMAN
Submitter: NORMAN D. UMFLEET
Date: 02 Jun 1998

AM SEARCHING FOR ANY INFORMATION ON THE FOLLOWING SURNAMES; UMFLEET, KENNON, HUEY, TURNBAUGH, MOORE, BAUGH AND BARON. ALL ARE DIRECT RELATIONS TO THE UMFLEET⁄HUEY BUNCH. ALL ENDED UP IN ST FRANCIOS COUNTY, MO. MAY HAVE COME FROM ILL.

Surnames: REAGEN REAGAN REGAN RAGAN
Submitter: Dayna Reagen Crow
Date: 27 May 1998

My grandfather, Jack (J.R. or Jack Russell) Reagan⁄Reagen⁄Regan (b. 1855-6), lived in Rock Island with his children Goldie and Russell prior to 1917. In 1917, he was in OK, where he married and had 7 more kids. He died in OK in 1928. I have found a John Ragan in Knox Co on the 1900 US Census, and in Rock Island on the 1910 and 1920 censuses.The censuses also listed children Russell and Goldie. I have been unable to locate any death record for this man in Rock Island to rule him out as my ancestor. Any help would be most appreciated.

Surnames: LAPE CONRAD WOLF
Submitter: Betty Power
Date: 20 May 1998
Seeking any information on the John Lape family from Fairfield Co.,Ohio. John was born 1756, died abf 1818 in Fairfield Co. He married to Margaret Conrad, 9 chrildren .Also Henry Lape married to Catherine Wolf. He was born Jan 12,1794, died July 20, 1851 in Fayettea Co. ,Illinois.

Surnames: DANNENFELSER DANNANFELTSOR DONEFELDT
Submitter: Charlie Dannenfelser
Date: 19 May 1998
 
I just returned from a visit to the Quad Cities, Geneseo, Morrison, and Portland-Whiteside County. It is magnificiently beautiful! My search included viewing the gravesite of Mary Hunt Dannenfelser at Sharon Cemetery and the graves of Frederick and Mary Dannenfelser at Oakwood Cemetery in Geneseo. I also viewed the land in Portland Township which was acquired by U.S. Land Grants in the late 1840's; in all it was a successful and very pleasant trip. My disappointment was in finding only a "reference" to naturalization in the basement of the Rock Island County Courthouse. I appear to be running aground on finding and establishing a connection back to the birthplace in Germany; if any of you have suggestions on alternatives available please let me know. A question: Where is located the most complete selection (for the area) of "Germans to America"?? Also, the most likely Passenger Lists for arriving in Rock Island? Does anyone have an idea of what might have attracted them "directly" to the area from Germany?? Thanks for any help, Charlie Dannenfelser.

Surnames: BORLAND LANG WEED
Submitter: Muriel Caillau
Date: 16 May 1998
 
I am seeking information on the family of James BORLAND and Annie LANG. I have one daughter listed, Jennie E. LANG who married George H. WEED. Jennie was born April 10, 1854 in Moline, IL.

Surnames: CARLSON
Submitter: Angela Smith
Date: 15 May 1998
 
Searching for info on Charles Matthew CARLSON. Born 1893, died 1918 at Rock Isand, Camp Grant. He was born in Victoria, Il, and place of burial unknown. Entered Service only 1 month before his death. Any info found would be appreciated. Thank you.

Surnames: ALLEN, BLAKELY, BRANNIAN, GAULEY, GORSUCH, HICKS, HUTHCINSON, JOHNSTON, LIPTON, MOFFITT, RAMSEY, BUCHANAN, THOMPSON, BLEAKLY, GRAYDON, WELSH, CONLON, HUTCHINSON, JOHNSON, SMITH, PALMER
Submitter: Norm Prince 
Date: 14 May 1998
 
Between 1845 and 1850 three of the sons of William and Mary Johnston of County Fermanaugh, Ireland, removed themselves and there families to the ‘new world'. They arrived at the port of New Orleans and traveled up the Mississippi River to Rock Island, Illinois. The three brothers and their families settled in Bowling township, Rock Island county and Preemption and Perryton township, Mercer county. The families had a habit of inter-marrying and if one was to look closely at the following chart they would find several cases of first cousins beginning a family. Along with marring other Johnston's, the offspring of the brothers married into other Irish families with the names listed on the heading. The Johnston and Hutchinson name is not as well known in the three township today, as it was 100 years ago, but I am sure there are a number of person who could trace their ancestors back to one of these Orangemen. I would be most interested in corresponding with any person researching these Mercer and Rock Island county names. The following tree only shows the three brothers and their children; much more information is available for those that have an interest in this family.

 Several Descendants of William and Mary Johnston

 1  William JOHNSTON b: 1790 d: 06 March 1872
+Mary BUCHANAN b: 1790 d: 25 April 1861
A  Joseph B JOHNSTON b: 17 November 1811 d: 11 March 1880
+Ann THOMPSON b: 1815 d: 1903
B  James R JOHNSTON b: 12 September 1813 d: 28 August 1872
+Sarah BLEAKLY
+Frances GRAYDON b: Abt. 1912
C  William S JOHNSTON b: 29 January 1815 d: 15 March 1870
+Susanna JOHNSTON b: January 1829 d: 09 August 1907
D  John H JOHNSTON b: 1820 d: 05 October 1877
+Jane WELSH b: 1826 d: 08 September 1885
E  Frances JOHNSTON b: 14 October 1821
F  Elizabeth Anne JOHNSTON b: 18 January 1824 d: 10 October 1840
G  Mary JOHNSTON b: 04 September 1825
H  Thomas L JOHNSTON b: 02 September 1827 d: 14 February 1902
+Mary Ann JOHNSTON b: Abt. 1836
I  Robert JOHNSTON b: 19 July 1829
J  Margaret JOHNSTON b: 19 May 1831 d: 20 August 1844

 2  John JOHNSTON, Sr b: 1791 d: 15 November 1867
+Mary JOHNSTON b: 1800 d: 05 April 1880
A  William L JOHNSTON b: 02 December 1819 d: 12 November 1874
+Martha Jane CONLON b: 1840 d: Aft. 1900
B  Rachel JOHNSTON b: 29 August 1820 d: 06 September 1904
+William JOHNSTON
+Thomas K JOHNSTON
C  Mary Ann JOHNSTON b: 01 January 1823 d: 25 May 1885
+John HUTCHINSON b: 25 April 1824 d: 11 October 1882
D  Elizabeth JOHNSTON b: 17 July 1825 d: 1862
+J W JOHNSON b: 1814 d: July 1922
E  John W JOHNSTON b: 31 October 1827 d: 29 October 1919
+Alice HUTCHINSON b: 15 January 1842 d: 18 April 1924
F  Joseph JOHNSTON b: 09 September 1830 d: 08 February 1874
+Eliza Jane JOHNSTON b: 16 December 1836 d: 10 April 1923
G  Thomas JOHNSTON b: 19 April 1837 d: 03 October 1859
H  Robert W JOHNSTON b: 16 October 1839 d: 15 September 1892
+Rachel JOHNSTON b: 12 February 1838 d: 23 February 1888
I  Susanna JOHNSTON b: 02 April 1841
J  Matilda JOHNSTON b: 15 May 1844 d: 20 April 1921
+James N SMITH b: 09 April 1857 d: 13 August 1950

 3  Thomas JOHNSTON b: 15 August 1794 d: 02 April 1867
+Elizabeth JOHNSTON b: 1796 d: 26 January 1898
A  Mary Anne JOHNSTON b: 19 February 1820
B  John Y JOHNSTON b: 15 October 1821 d: 03 February 1872
+Mary BRANNIAN b: 1822 d: 05 April 1866
C  Alice JOHNSTON b: 20 June 1824
D  William W JOHNSTON b: 17 July 1825 d: 05 January 1889
+Margaret LIPTON b: 26 May 1831 d: 08 June 1881
E  Susanna JOHNSTON b: January 1829 d: 09 August 1907
+William S JOHNSTON b: 29 January 1815 d: 15 March 1870
F  Joseph M JOHNSTON b: 01 November 1829 d: 09 September 1904
+Mary M JOHNSTON b: November 1842
G  Mary Jane JOHNSTON b: 1835 d: 11 April 1881
+Robert R JOHNSTON b: 1826 d: 09 April 1903
H  Rachel JOHNSTON b: 12 February 1838 d: 23 February 1888
+Robert W JOHNSTON b: 16 October 1839 d: 15 September 1892
I  Thomas Y JOHNSTON b: 10 July 1842 d: 19 August 1881
+Rebecca PALMER b: 31 January 1854 d: 30 April 1916
J  Elizabeth JOHNSTON b: 19 August 1832
+Samuel HUTCHINSON b: 09 September 1827

Surnames: GRIESER⁄GREASER⁄HIPPE⁄KRAUSE
Submitter: Marlene Heinsohn 
Date: 14 May 1998
 
Searching for info on Christian Grieser b. ca 1830 near Berlin, Germany m. Wilhelmina HIPPE⁄KRAUSE b. 1831 in Germany.  Son Theodore (Peter) GRIESER⁄GREASER b. 10 May 1854 near Berlin. Family came to America in 1854 and settled in Moline, IL where Christian worked in the coal mines. Children born in Moline: Elizabeth b.1856; Wm. b 1857; Frederick b. 1859; b. in Genesco-Minnie b. 1862; Christopher b. 1863; born in NE-Frank b. 1865; Emma b. 1869; Annie b. 1872; Lena b. 1877. They are listed in Henry Co. Census for 1860-70.  Need Naturalization papers that might name the village near Berlin.  Christian would have needed this as he and several children homesteaded here in Colfax Co., NE . No papers filed here.  Also need parents of both Chris & Wilhelmina (Minnie). Minnie and her children are buried here in Fremont, Dodge, NE but Christian disappeared in 1894 without a trace.  Courthouse records about his sons Frederick and Theodore state that he died in 1895-but where??? I'm hoping he had relatives in IL and is buried there.  I have some very colorful stories (true) about my Grandfather-in-law (Theodore GREASER).

Surnames: Mc_GUIRE YOKUM
Submitter: Janet Miller 
Date: 14 May 1998
 
I am researching family of  Barnabus McGuire, a soldier in the Revolutionary War from Westmoreland and Cumberland counties in Pennsylvania.  His son, Pendergast McGuire migrated west into Illinois with at least two of his sons, Jacob and Daniel and their families,  They were joined by a third son,  J. Pendergast McGuire who was married to Priscilla Yokum, a widow.  This James Pendergast McGuire served in the 9th Calvary , Company M, Illinois volunteers in the Civil War.

 In the 1860 federal census, Jacob, his wife Jane and children _James, Cordelia, Rachel, Mary Agnes, Ann and Sarah _appear in Rapid City, Rock Island County, Ill., while Pendergast and his wife, Sarah, and son Daniel and his family are in nearby Pt. Byron.  In the 1870 census,  Jacob and his family are in Kewanee, Ill., as are  Sarah (no Pendergast, presumed dead) and Daniel and his family .  I am particularily interested in Jacob's son, James Pendergast McGuire, but welcome any information. I have been trying to find military records of Civil War service for Jacob's son, my great-grandfather, who was about 14 at the outset of the war.  Family history says he might have  been a drummer boy.

 Also,could Jacob or Pendergast (the elder) be in one of the early Rock Island books have seen mentioned.

Surnames: PATTERSON BARGER
Submitter:
Date: 12 May 1998
I need help in finding information about George Brown PATTERSON who married Ada Ophelia BARGER.  Children's names were: Jimmy, Hattie, Elmer, Grace, Ada, Verna, Hazel, Walter and Dorothy.  George was born in 1856 and died in 1935.  Thanks for any info.....

Surnames:KAUZLARICH KATICH BLOSKOVIC
Submitter: LDurbala 
Date: 11 May 1998
I am trying to locate any descendents of Stanley (Stanko) KAUZLARICH, born abt. 1878 in Croatia, he would be the brother of my great-grandmother Marija Kauzlarich KATICH.  Their parents were Jasper Kauzlarich and Maria BLOSKOVIC. Stanley has two sons Stanley born abt. 1903, wife's name Anna Belle; and another son Victor born abt. 1906, wife's name Rachel.  Stanley, Sr. lived in Coal Valley.  I remember stories of him playing an instrument in a Croatian Band and coming to visit my great-grandmother during Croatian Festival in Rathbun, Iowa.

Surnames: HORNER LEFTRIDGE
Submitter: Karla Everett 
Date: 5 May 1998
Researching HORNER and LEFTRIDGE from Rock Island. Does anyone have the lineage of Governor Horner?

Surnames: GERRARD ALLEN
Submitter: Marilyn Gerrard-Hartman 
Date: 3 May 1998
 
Here is the scenario for my gg grandfather, Joseph GERRARD:

 Joseph GERRARD was born in England in 1799, came to America about 1822, and married Adeline ALLEN at New Bedford MA in 1826.  They had one child in MA, then Joseph's father died, and they returned to England about 1830 to settle the estate, staying for about 8 years and having several children there.  When they came back to the US about 1838, they apparently made a bee-line to Rock Island, where the last of their children were born, including my g grandfather Frederick Henry.  About 1858, the entire family moved to Nebraska to homestead.

 What I would love to discover, is why did they head for Rock Island immediately, as though (perhaps?) that was their destination as they left England?  Adeline’s sister Phoebe ALLEN (unmarried) and brother Leander ALLEN and his wife Emmelina GERRARD (Joseph’s sister) may have already been at Rock Island, or may have accompanied Joseph & Adeline there.  There was also a John GERRARD, who may have been Joseph’s brother, that I am told was at Rock Island in 1840 - so he also could have been there prior to Joseph & Adeline.  So, Joseph & Adeline may have headed there because family was there - but then what took the others there?  The GERRARDs I named (other than Frederick Henry) were born in England and the ALLENs I named were born in Massachusetts.

 Anyone have any suggestions on how I might proceed with attempting to answer this question?

Surnames: GRIFFIN MORRIS STEBBINS FUNDLEY⁄FINDLEY
Submitter: Martha Marshall  
Date: 1 May 1998
I need help in location descendents and ancestors of William Henry GRIFFIN b. 11 Sept. 1834 Ill. unknown location, d. 21 Dec. 1881 Tx.and wife Delia B.MORRIS b. 24 June 1844 Miss. d.26 Jan. 1926 Tex.  It is know William H. GRIFFIN had uncle Henry GRIFFINand uncle George GRIFFIN also appt. relative Don and Cora GRIFFIN.  Photos in possession of family record Charlie and Kate STEBBINS,Jerald STEBBINS and photo Aunt Net (Mangold Photography) Moline, Ill. Unsure of Griffin STEBBINS connections and also photo of Jessie Pearl FUNDLEY or FINDLEY 1yr. old to her great Aunt Delia Griffin (T.M. Jones Moline, Ill. Photography). If any of these names are known. It is known that the family lived in Moline, Ill. and Davenport, Iowa areas from 1830- 1870's before coming to Texas. I would appreciate any help offered and willing to share what I have