Queries Before 1 July 1997

[29 Dec 1996] Where and when did Moses A. Green die?
Moses A. Green, son of Jonathan Hazel and Susannah (Mullen) Green, born 26 Nov 1817 Monroe Twp. Licking Co, OH, married #1 Sarah M. Kent on 22 Sep 1838 in Licking co, OH, #2 Maria J. Habben on 22 Apr 1883 in Whiteside Co, IL. Lived in both Carroll and Whiteside Counties, IL.
Email Richard Groharing

[ 5 Jan 1997] Does anyone have any information on the John Charter family?
John Charter developed an internal combustion engine during the 1880's and founded the Charter Gas Engine Company which was located in Sterling, Illinois. His son, James A. Charter, moved to Beloit, Wisconsin in 1893 where he worked for Fairbanks Morse till about 1900. In the 1930's James A. Charter was operating the Charter Sleeve Valve Motor Company in Chicago, Illinois. I have a 1913 Obituary which indicates my ggrandfather, Arron Dwight Richardson b. 1865 was "a nephew of John and James Charter." Arron was the son of John and Margaret Richardson of Sterling, Illinois. Arron married Katherine Biederstadt in 1896. Arron was living in Beloit, Wisconsin in 1900 and worked Fairbank Morse for 25 years.
Email David ee 

[ 7 Jan 97] Who was the father of Ermina BUCK?
Daniel Newcomb OSTRANDER and wife Ermina BUCK lived in Albany, Illinois in late 1850's. According to census records, their 'neighbor' was Duty BUCK, who was a sash and door maker. (This was also the occupation of Daniel N.) In 1857 a daughter was born to Daniel and Ermina, and they named her Isabelle Irene OSTRANDER. This family moved to Colorado sometime in 1860's, and lost contact with the cousins in Illinois⁄Wisconsin area. My research indicates that there was a killer tornado in 1860's that took life of Ivy BUCK (brother of Duty?). Can anyone give me details on BUCK⁄OSTRANDER connection? Was her father DUTY or IVY?
Email Terence Kelley

[16 Jan 97] Who were the parents of Hiram DENNIS and his wife Mary Ann McKINLEY?
Hiram DENNIS (b. 1820 Wayne Co., NY - d. 1899 IA) m. (1) Mary Ann McKINLEY (b. 1824 PA - d. 1874 in fire - prob. IL). This family lived in Prophetstown, Whiteside Co, IL in 1860 Census. Issue: Henry C., b. 1844 OH; Cassius M., b. abt 1846 MI; Rosilla, b. abt 1849 IN; Thomas Elmer, b. 1851 IN; and Malinda⁄Belinda A., b. abt 1854 IN. Hiram DENNIS m. (2) Clara A. ANDREWS on 27 Nov 1876 in Sterling, Whiteside Co, IL. This couple had no issue and eventually moved to Villisca, Montgomery Co, IA and then Corning, Adams Co, IA. Both are buried in Villisca, Montgomery Co, IA where Thomas Elmer & wife Eliz. EDWARDS DENNIS as well as Henry C. & wife Maggie BRAY DENNIS lived and raised families.
Email Glenda F.

[16 Jan 97] Seeking information, parents, etc. on my great-grandfather, Jonathan William Black, born 21 Jun 1873 in Whiteside County.
Email Jill F. Koford

[18 Jan 97]Would like marriage information for Veronica RINCK (RINK) & John Adam MILLER.
Veronica RINCK (RINK) & John Adam MILLER were married June 16 1851, possibly Portland, Whiteside, IL. Would like to confirm this.
Email Brenda Busing

[22 Jan 1997] Does anyone have any information on the John Charles SLOCUMB family?
John married Ellima (HOOPER) CYPERT in Union County, KY 1 Aug 1815 and later moved to Whiteside County, IL. One source states that he died in the county 23 Jul 1863.
Email Verdaine HOOPER

[22 Jan 1997] How is Lori (Laurie or Laura) Ethel REAGAN related to former Pres. Ronald REAGAN?
Lori REAGAN b. 1884 in IL, d. 1956 in AR(?) m. James (Jim) SMITH b. 1871, d. 1916, (killed in barroom brawl). Lori and James' children were Jessie, (twins) Avery &Ezery, Carrie,John, Albert E., & Earl Evertt. Lori's siblings that I know of were Carrie, Sarah, William (Willy), & James (Jim).
Any help with this family would be appriciated. I do not have internet access so please contact me at Amy Taylor 1004 Mill RD CLARKSVILLE AR. 72830. Or you can E-Mail my Sis-n-Law at jtaylor@cswnet.com

[25 Jan 1997] Does anyone have any information on this CONAWAY Family.
James CONAWAY died Fall of 1855, Whiteside IL. He was married to Catherine CROM at that time. He had 5 children from first marriage to Margaret YOUNTS they are Franklin, Wellington, Spirian, John and Harry. Children from second marriage to Catherine CROM are Amanda, Henry Albert, Martin Elijah and Ira. Frank (Franklin) CONAWAY listed on 1860 census living with William DATY as a farm laborer. They went to Iowa between 1865 and 1868.
Email Kelly Saunders

[3 Feb 1997] Would like to have death date and⁄or burial information on the following people; ELAM SPERRY, HANNA SPERRY CHENEY, HURD CHENEY said to have lived in Whiteside Co. in the 1800's
Email  Cidney Engberg

[15 Feb 1997} Seek information (birth, marriage, death, probate, etc.) about the William Henry BOWEN family?
My Great-Grandparents are William Henry BOWEN and Mary Jane (COLEMAN). I have verbal information that at least four of their children were supposedly born near Lyndon, IL: 1)Porter Ray Bowen, born April 3, 1878; 2) Golda Bowen, born July 23, 1886; 3) Elizabeth May Bowen, born April 4, 1892; and 4) Myron S. Bowen, born October 8, 1894. I'm looking for all records for these family members and other possible children named Mark Bowen, Lulu Bowen, or Jean Bowen? Any information appreciated.
Email William R. Jentzen, 98004 E. Caballo Place, Kennewick, WA 99337-8815

[15 Feb 1997] Any information on PETTY or BRANDON families desired.
I am researching families of Albert B PETTY and Emma BRANDON who married in Lyndon, Whiteside Co IL in 1880. Emma was born in Dixon IL, daughter of William and Mary BRANDON. Albert B was son of John and Almira PETTY, origins unknown but perhaps the John and Almira who married in Vermilion County IL in 1867. I seek evidence that Albert's sister Ida was in Whiteside Co IL in 1880 also. By 1882⁄83 both Albert and Ida were in Vernon Co WI where Albert and Emma had an infant child who died, and Ida married my g grandfather Simps HAMILTON. Ida by then had surname BITTERSON, indicating earlier marriage, she was adopted or foster child, etc? Ida gave birthyear as 1864, Albert gave 1858 in St Paul MN.
Email Ken Nordtvedt

[15 Mar 1997] Is a marriage record available for George Washington Hewitt HARVEY?
George W. H. HARVEY is believed to have md. Annie Alvena Albertina HANISHHANCHE, abt. 19 OCT 1883, Sterling, Whiteside, IL. Confirmation would be handy, especially if it included a reference to parents. (George was b. abt. 1864, IL; Annie abt. 1864, GER).
Email  K. KEEZER

[15 Mar 1997] When did William Farrington die?
William Farrington came to Whiteside County from Dutchess County, New York in the mid-1830's. He was married to (1st) Emma Brooks who died about the time he left New York and (2nd) to Sarah Teats who came from New York around the same time. The sequence of events: death of Emma, relocation, marriage to Sarah, is unknown. Sarah remarried in 1850 to Harvey Sage and moved to Tazewell county with him. Presumably William died before that time. He was the father of Addison, b. 1823 in NY; Mercy, b. 1825 in NY; Eunice, b. 1827 in NY; Joseph, b. 1829 in NY; Jesse who died young; Martin Van Buren, b. 1835 perhaps in Whiteside Co.; Francis, b. 1839 in Whiteside Co. It is not clear who was the mother of Jesse and Martin. Any information on this family would be most helpful. Thanks.
Email Ralph L. Seefeld

[15 Mar 1997] When and where did Sarah Teats Farrington Sage die?
Sarah Teats came from New York to Whiteside County in 1836 with her brothers John C. Teats and William Teats and three sisters. Unknown if she was related to Judge Christopher Teats of Whiteside County. She married William Farrington either shortly before or after leaving New York. They were the parents of Francis M. Farrington and possibly Martin Van Buren Farrington (possibly born to William's first wife Emma Brooks). On 5 Jun 1850 Sarah married Harvey Sage in Whiteside County. Presumably William had died. Sarah and Harvey moved to Pekin, Tazewell County, to live with his family. Harvey died 7 Jun 1883 in Pekin. From a letter Sarah wrote after Harvey's death it seems likely that she then returned to Whiteside County to be with her family and may have died there.
Email Ralph L. Seefeld

[15 Mar 1997] Would like to contact Sally Hand, daughter of Unknown Hand[possibly George] and Esther Alice Round; and granddaughter of George Arminius Round of Morrison. My only reference to Sally is her name on her Uncle Oliver's death certificate from May of 1978 in Morrison verifying info.
Email Jane S. Flannery

[15 Mar 1997] Seeking information on Marshall JERRYJARAY or his wife Marah JERRY (LAVALLA)?
Marshall JERRY was listed in 1890 taxlist for whiteside co. Marshall and Manah 's daughter Sarah JARAY married Charles STRINGHAM on 16 Oct 1889 in Morrison, IL. Sarah JARAY was born on 1 Oct 1869.
Email  Don England

[25 Apr 1997] Who were the parents of Margaret (STILL) JOHNSON?
> Margaret STILL, b ca 1831 Ohio, d Carroll Co. IL 1913. According to her obituary, Margaret traveled from Ohio to Illinois at a young age. The family, traveling by river, stopped for a time at Shawneetown (Gallatin Co), before arriving in Whiteside County around 1850. Margaret m 1854 in Sterling (Whiteside Co.) to Abram JOHNSON, b ca 1835 in England. Abram died in 1867. They had seven children, three of whom survived Margaret: Curtis-m Carrie BARTHOLOMEW; Mary Ann (Molly)-m Peter K. SMITH; and Milford -m Blanche MASON, dau of Nicholas and Henrietta (GREEN) MASON. The obituary lists her children, a brother-David STILL of Santa Monica, CA, a sister-Mrs. Mary (STILL) (MARCELLUS) LIBBY of Kansas City, MO, and a niece- Mrs. Frank (Olley Bella COCHRAN) KRAMER, daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth (STILL) COCHRAN. Isaac STILL of Fulton was also a brother. There was a Peter STILL living in Fulton, too. How was he related? I believe Margaret's mother was the Mary STILL living in Fulton, near the families of Isaac and Peter STILL. Mary had a son-David STILL, living with her in 1870.
Email  Dawn Curtis

[25 Apr 1997]Seeking information about descendants⁄ancestors in McVICKER and MERRICKS families.
Stephen and John McVICKER were brothers who lived in Whiteside Co., IL. Stephen McVICKER (1827-1900) was married to Matilda Ann MERRICKS (1830-1915). Matilda had at least one sister who remained in Whiteside Co. and raised a family there. Family are listed in Matilda's 1915 obituary as living in Whiteside Co., but a name is not specified. Any information would be appreciated.
Email Matt Quinn

[25 Apr 1997] Seeking information of CLARK family Descendents.
CLARK, John, and wife Hetty lived in Whiteside County between 1859 and 1869. They had two daughters who probably married there and stayed behind with their own families when John and Hetty moved in 1879 to Jackson Co Iowa. If anyone knows anything about these two daughters, Nancy CLARK born abt 1842 and Mary J. CLARK born abt 1844, please contact me.
Email Jean H. Pizarro

[25 Apr 1997] Information on KLIMSTRA and BUIKEMA Families?
Gertrude BUIKEMA (22 Sept 1869) and Lieuwe (aka Louis) KLIMSTRA (28 Apr 1871) were my great-grandparents. I believe that she was born in and they were married (3 Feb 1892) in Whiteside Co. Gertrude's parents may have been Louis Buikema (b 22 Jan 1839) and Gertrude Hilesinger. Lieuwe and his brother? came to the US from the Netherlands abt 1888. Lieuwe and Gert moved to Minnesota (Meeker Co.) after they were married.
Email Don Keller

[25 Apr 1997] Who are ancestors of Salem Ivan Hendricks?
My maternal grandfather was Salem Ivan Hendricks, b.Nov.12, 1887, in Morrison, Whiteside Co., IL; d.March 3, 1977 in St. Petersburg, FL. It has always been rumored in my family that we were descended, or at least related in some way, to Thomas Andrews Hendricks, US Vice-president under G. Cleveland. I have much information regarding the distaff side of my family, but am almost completely lacking in data about the Hendricks line.
Email  Dwight Newton

[25 Apr 1997] Seek data on Annie Kurtz who married Samuel S. Keefer in Franklin Co., PA and lived at Sterling IL.
Children of Samuel and Annie are Ida and Emma who married Edward Ahrens and Henry Snavely respectively in Sterling, IL.
Email Jere Keefer

[25 Apr 1997]I am looking for information in the Records of Mt. Pleasant Township, Whiteside County, Illinois for the name of Fannie Brenneman married to Christian Bare.
Current vitals for each as follows: Fannie Brenneman, b. 23 October 1794 in either Pennsylvania or Virginia, m. ?; d. 17 February 1867, buried in Mr. Pleasant Township, Whiteside County, Illinois; Christian Bare b. (circa) 1792; m. ?; d.(circa) 1853, Greensburg Township, Putnam County, Ohio. Both are presumed to be Mennonite pilgrims. Any information you may have on either of these individuals would be greatly appreciated. Email Russell J. Bare

[25 Apr 1997] Seeking information on Hugh H. RAMSAY.
Seeking proof that Hugh H. Ramsay b. 1867, was either the natural son of William Ramsay or that he was adopted from an Orphan Train. Seek adoption records and identity of parents. The Ramsay's resided Hume area.
Email Mike Weeks

[25 Apr 1997] Does anyone have information on the Michael R. Hess family?
Michael R. and Mary Magdalena (Eshleman) Hess moved from Lancaster Co., PA. to Penrose, Whiteside Co., IL in April 1868. Of their 12 children 10 moved to Penrose with them; Mary Ann m. Ripley Stauffer, Zachariah M. (1) Mary Mellinger (2) Carrie Murr, Jeremiah (twin brother of Zachariah) m. Lydia Millhouse, Eli m. Clara Huber, Emanuel m. Caroline Trouth, Emaline m. Henry Mellinger, Michael (died single in Alaska), Susan m. Jacob Trouth, Ephriam m. Elizabeth Warfel & Theodore (died single). Most of these people died in Lee Co.⁄ Whiteside Co. in the 1920-1930's. I am seeking any information⁄pictures and contacts with decendants. I have alot to share on this family.
Email Tom Hess 1513 15th Ave. Monroe, WI 53566

[12 June 1997]Looking for a baptismal record for Rollin Orange GRAY b. Aug. 31, 1870, Lyndon, IL.
His father, John GRAY, was a congregational minister. However, I do not know for what denomination. I would appreciate any help you can give me.
Email Phyllis Brefeld

[12 June 1997] I am trying to find out where Joe Ripingill passed away, of what, and what living relatives, (if any), he had left.
The SS death index shows his last place of residence as Sterling, IL & that a lump sum payment was sent to zip code 61071. I am his daughter. He divorced my mother in the 1960's & I haven't seen him since. The date of death is given as Jun 1980, his date of birth is 12⁄29⁄44 and his SS # is 337-36-7053. I have all ready contacted IL Dept of Vital records, and there was no listing for him. Since he died so young, I really want to know how he died (ie if he had a heart condition, cancer, diabetes). Also I want to know if I have any living aunt's, uncle's, brothers, sisters, etc. so I can find out my background. If you could please at least point me in the correct direction, I would really appreciate your help.
Email Katherine Yoquinto

[12 June 1997]Seeking information on Ida Amanda HAMPTON QUINN WORTH LOVELACE.
Ida was a much married lady and I am not certain which was her last husband or which name she was using at the time of her death in Whiteside or Lee County about 1952. She is supposedly buried in the OddFellows Cem in Rock Falls, IL SAhe was born in Sparta IL in about 1870 and is the daughter of William S. Hampton b 1830 in TN
Email  Nancy Attey

[12 June 1997] Looking for information about the family VREDELING of FULTON.
The have the same family-name as me and i live in the Netherlands. I contact John Vredeling, he still lives in Fulton, and he give me some information. His father, ARIES VREDELING, was born on jan 18th 1874 somewhere in the Netherlands and i'm looking for the real place. He married in Fulton with Jenny born on set 24th 1887 in Fulton. Has anybody some extra information of the birthplace of ARIES VREDELING. I can look then further here in the Netherlands to see if they are related to my one family.
Email Paul Vredeling

[12 June 1997] I am seeking information for my gr.gr grandfather, James Lee SAVAGE.
He was born in Westmorland Co., New Brunswich, Canada and his family moved to Fulton, Whiteside Co., Illinois in 1834. He married Margaret MacKENZIE who was the daughter of John McKENZIE. I don't know his parents names and would like information on them and any siblings. I have a great amount of information including pictures, etc., from James and Margaret's family and would be willing to share info.
Email Virginia Ratterree

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