1998 Queries


Submitter: Betty Lou Weber (bettyweber@FamilySearch.zzn.com)
Date: 31 Dec 1998


Reply to COVELL Query below:

Found them in the Prophetstown cemetery with the name mis-spelled as Corell!! Probably the DAR people just misread the stone.

Corell, Clarence 1852-1927

Emaline E. 1866-1944

Guy Franklin 1898-1937

Carroll Edward 1903-1924

Clarence is in the 1870 census in Tampico Twp.

Covell, Emery 32 M NY Farmer

Julia 37 F NY

Clarence 7 M NY

Although...this makes Clarence, born circa 1863, 20⁄21 when he married, but Emeline would have been 38 which seems like quite a difference. I don't trust census dates unless confirmed, maybe Emery said 17 for Clarence's age to the census taker but it was recorded as 7. An Ester Covell (1894-1980) is buried in Tampico Cemetery.

Bob Mosher


From Curtiss M. Trout...more clarification on this line.

(1) Bob, your "Clarence 'Corell'" is indeed "Clarence Covell", but the one in the Prophetstown Cemetery with Emaline E. Covell and the one shown in the 1870 census (son of Emery and Julia Covell) are undoubtedly different people. (2) Emery and Julia's son Clarence grew up to marry Stella Needham and their family is shown below. (3) Guy Franklin and Carroll Edward are children of the above Emery and Julia. (4) The Ester (sic) Covell you found in the Tampico Cemetery who died in 1980 is really Esther Stenros Covell who married Clarence "Glenn" Covell, son to Clarence and Stella. She is buried in Tampico with the other Stenros children (Louis, who was born in Sweden, and Carl, Dorothea, and at least one other daughter who married at least twice and whose name escapes me at the moment). (5) Al Covell has done extensive research on the Covells (e-mail him at ). He has discovered numerous Covells who resided in Cook Co. and elsewhere in IL outside Whiteside Co. Among them are Clarence and Emaline (who he took by their ages to be brother and sister). Since Emaline shows up several times in the family, it is quite possible that Clarence and at least one of the Emalines were in fact husband and wife, or perhaps the sibs were visiting when death overtook them.


I am looking for my birth mother, Bay Wiemken. I was born on Nov.7,1948 at Sterling Hospital in Whiteside County Il. The name is all the information I have except that she was supposed to be a widow who had five children when I was born. My adopted parents names were Frank and Elzene Weber of Prophetstown, Il. Do you have any information or can you advise me where to look?
Surnames: COVELL
Submitter: Dave Needham (needham98@hotmail.com)
Date: 30 Dec 1998


Searching info on Clarence COVELL who was married Feb 17, 1884 in Whiteside County to Emeline Needham (she was born 1846 in PA).
Submitter: Rebecca Foy (gfoyrn@yahoo.com)
Date: 27 Dec 1998


Looking for any Foy's that came here in the 1800's and settled near Yorktown and Tampico
Submitter: Jere Keefer (jkeefer@pa.net)
Date: 27 Dec 1998


CULBERTSON. Seek data on the family of Samuel Culbertson, died Jul 1845, in Garden Plain, Whiteside Co., IL.. He married Margaret E. Russell, still living in Whiteside Co. in 1850. Woult appreciate a contact from someone who will do lookups for a fee. Contact me direct, jkeefer@pa.net
Surnames: LANTA
Submitter: Don Dodson (dodson@bentonrea.com)
Date: 26 Dec 1998


LANTZ, John Elmer--Believed to be in or around Morrison about 1886. Picture of him and wife Alice with Morrison Ill on frame. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Submitter: Charles E. Templer (chartemp@aol.com)
Date: 25 Dec 1998
URL: http:⁄⁄www.familytreemaker.com⁄users⁄t⁄e⁄m⁄Charles-E-Templer⁄



I am trying to tie up loose ends on a family that reportedly lived in Sterling, IL in the late 1800's up through at least 1940. George and Amanda (Hester) Dudley are reported to have lived in Sterling and perhaps died there after 1940 when their daughter died in Florida and they "accompanied the body back to Sterling, IL for burial" according to the newspaper. Since both were already in their 70's at that time they probably died in the next few years after that. I believe all four are buried in Sterling, IL. They had two children, Ruby and Floyd, both of whom died without marrying. This is the end of this line as far as we know right now. Ruby died on 22 June 1940 in Miami, FL and a newspaper account of her death indicates she was taken back to Sterling for burial. Floyd is believed to have died in his teens in Sterling. They were born in the late 1800's, also in Sterling we believe. I would like any information on birth dates, death dates, burial locations, etc. that might be found in published indexes in Whiteside County, IL. If an obituary could be found, I would like that also. I would be happy to pay any costs associated with this information. Charles E. Templer 12221 Wedd Overland Park, KS 66213-1670 (913) 685-3219
Surnames: BARNES
Submitter: Warren L Barnes (wlcabar@pionet.net)
Date: 23 Dec 1998


Looking for cem.where Charles Barnes is buried.He lived in Rock Falls at the time of his death Sep.22 1902. He served in 75th and 147th ILL.
Submitter: Jolene Kelly Pillars
Date: 15 Dec 1998


Reply to Miller John Query below:

George D. John (1840-1928) served in Co. C 47th PA Infantry. Mary A. John (1848-1937) Both are buried in the Friends Cemetery at Penrose, Jordan Township as you mentioned. This is a Quaker Cemetery. Did you know that?

There was a big family named John in that area. Write to the Sterling Public Library, 102 West 3rd Street, Sterling, IL 61081 or call them at 815⁄625-1370 to ask the cost of them looking an obituary up for you. I think they charge 3 or 4 dollars for this service. They may charge more now. Arlene Onken


Interested in contacting researchers working on the following lines.
Davis FITZGARRALD b. 10 Oct 1795. Married Ellen HENRY. She was born 15 Sep 1804; d. 18 Mar 1864.
John H. 6 Apr 1823 m. Emily TODD; Martha 19 May 1825 m. Richard S. HOLLAND; William Whiteside 9 Mar 1827 m. Elizabeth RICHARD; George 23 Sep 1828; Samuel 27 Jun 1830; Thomas 4 Mar 1832; Jeremiah 1 Feb 1834; James B. 20 Nov 1835; Andrew 6 Feb 1838; Catherine 6 Jan 1840; Stephen 22 Dec 1842 m. Serepta PRICE; Jane 6 Jan 1845; Nancy 3 Jul 1849; Ivana c. 1850.

Submitter: Chris John (cajrrman@aol.com)
Date: 15 Dec 1998


Interested in ancestry of Mary Alice MILLER who was born February 03, 1848 in Pennsylvania and died March 10, 1937 in or near Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois. She was married to George Dillwyn John. The John's lived in Jordan Township in Whiteside County near Penrose and are buried in a small cemetery there. If any one has access to obituaries from 1937 and could look up the obit for Mary Alice, I would greatly appreciate it. I am most interested in what her parents names were (perhaps they will be mentioned in the obid).
Surnames: HOGEBOOM
Submitter: Les Niemi (Lessfinn@AOL.com)
Date: 15 Dec 1998


Reply to Harrison Tompson Query below:

The Harrison Thompson marriage was reported in the Whiteside Sentinel of 14 Oct 1875 as:

Married 6 Ovt 1875 by Rev. Geo T. Chrissman; David G. Harrison and Lizzie W. Thompson, Ustick Twp.

. I did find the graves of William and Jane Thompson, they are buried in Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison, IL (I grew up in Morrison, my parents, grandparents, etc. are buried there). Lot 6AE, residence Unionville and the information agrees except William's date of death is given as 6 Jan 1905 instead of 8 Jan. Knowing their names helps a lot as there are 29 PAGES with Thompson listings in the 1860 census! I checked them all, and unfortunately none matched your info. The closest was a Wm age 45, born NY, wife Mary J. age 38 in Lyndon Twp. Did not check ALL the Thompson's in 1870, but there were no families in Union Grove Twp. Ah ha!! Decided to check Mt. Pleasant Twp. Morrison is adjacent to Unionville with Morrison in Mt. Pleasant Twp. and Unionville in Union Grove Twp. Found this household:

Green, John S. 38 M NY Mechanic

Nellie A. 25 F NY

Harry S. 4 M IL

Ivy 1 F IL

Thompson, Lizzie 24 F Sc x x Domestic

So Lizzie was working as a maid in the Green household in Morrison, can tell it was in town by the occupations of the surrounding households that this was in town. Looked for other Thompsons in these twps born in Scotland, but found none.

Found your Harrison family in Union Grove:

Harrison, Thomas 65 M En x x x Farmer

Eliza 34 F En x x

Sarah 22 F IL x x

David G. 28 M IL x x Farmlaborer

Schindler, Gabriel 24 M Sw x x Farmlaborer

One thing about this bothers me, normally children are listed in order by age. When you see one at the end, out of order that often means that the person was NOT a child of the head of the Household! However, in the summer of 1870 when the census was taken, David George was NOT married, so if he married it was between then and when he married Lizzie in 1875.

Haven't shed any light on David's possible first wife, but from this, I would suspect that Lizzie's parents were living elsewhere and moved to Unionville AFTER she married David George Harrison. There was another Thomas Harrison in Union Grove, younger born in Ireland, so probably not relevant. I have an 1872 plat map and the two farmed adjacent to each other at the SW corner of Section 13, about 1 mile south of the west edge of Unionville.

Found a couple interesting items from death notices in the Whiteside Sentinel...

21 June 1877 WS; Harrison, Thomas; 72 yrs; d 19 June 1877, Morrison; b 29 May 1805, Glossop, Derbyshire, England; there was a foot of snow on the ground the night he was born, a phenomena which has not occurred in that region since at that time of the year; came USA, 1841, from New Orleans, via Mississippi River; lvd (lived) Beardstown, IL (Cass Co.), 2 yrs, mvd Union Grove, then Morrison, last fall. Buried Morrison.

14 Aug 1873 - WS; Harrison, Annie; 27 yrs; d 13 July 1873, Clinton, Iowa; wife of John S.; b England ; mvd with parents to Whiteside Co., 1861; movd Clinton 2 yrs ago; bur Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison.

Harrison, Charles; 5 wks; d 30 July 1873; son of John S. and Annie Harrison; bur in same grave with his mother.

18 Mar 1869 - WS Harrison, Willie; 2 yrs; d 14 Mar 1869 at resi of Thomas Harrison, Morrison; son of John S. and Annie Harrison.

In the 1860 census, the Harrison family is:

Harrison, Thos. 55 M En Farmer

Nancy 54 F En

John S. 26 M En Farmer

Eliza Ann 24 F F En

David G. 18 M IL Farmlaborer

Mary H. 15 F IL

Emily J. 13 F IL

Sarah L. 11 F IL

Charlott E. 9 F IL

Goodwin, Wilber F. 20 M Vt Farmlaborer

So...David had an older brother, John S. who married an Annie, had one child who died at 2 yrs old, and then Annie apparently died of childbirth and that child died a few weeks later.



HOGEBOOM - any Hogeboom in Whiteside or Bureau County
Submitter: Elliott W. Harrison (hfhlpc@lompoc.sbceo.k12.ca.us)
Date: 13 Dec 1998

I need help with my family that resided in Illinois.THOMAS HARRISON B.29 May 1805 Glossop,England, M: England, D:19 Jun 1877 Morrison,Whiteside Co,IL. His wife NANCY GERLICK HARRISON B: 2 Jul 1806 Glossop,England, D:7 Nov 1865 WHITESIDE CO. IL. DAVID GEORGE HARRISON B: 21 Jun 1842. Beardstown,Whiteside co.,IL M: 6 Oct 1875 Ustick,Whiteside Co.IL., D:1911,Union Grove IL. His wife ELIZABETH WALKER THOMSON HARRISON.B: 19 Jan 1848 in Scotland,D: 6 Apr 1886,Whiteside CO.IL. (primarily would like to determine the truth of an unconfirmed story Elizabeth is a younger sister of a previous wife of David George Harrison.)-(I am not absolutely sure that the spelling of THOMSON is correct it could be THOMPSON). Thanks Elliott

Submitter: Karen Johansen (karenaj@earthlink.net)
Date: 11 Dec 1998


Looking for descendants of August Schulz: b 1860 in Golefanz, Germany. d unknown immig 1891 to Sterling, Ill. m. June 1894 in Sterling to Minna Schroder. b. Oct. 1856 in Luckau Mecklenburg, Germany. d unknown. Children Elmer Schulz, stepchildren Augusta and Charles Schroder.
Submitter: Dave Needham (needham98@hotmail.com)
Date: 09 Dec 1998


Looking for descendants of the NEEDHAM families in the Prophetstown and Tampico area about 1870. Dave Needham, 112 N. 6th St., Oregon, IL 61061
Submitter: Matt Aamot (aamotml@mailcity.com)
Date: 09 Dec 1998

Response to LAMPHIRE Query:


Since you have the 1860 census, I assume you know that her family would appear to be that of Smith Lamphere, age 52 with son John, 22 and daughter Harriet, 15 who are shown in Prophetstown Twp. in the same census.

Eleanor is buried in the Prophetstown Cemetery as:

Lamphere, Eleanor w. of S. d Oct 10, 1859 aged 47 yrs 6 mo 15 da.

Did not find burials for Smith or John...a couple other Lamphere's, but born in the late 1890's.



Seeking DEETS relatives, Louis DEETS b. 1836 in Germany moved to US at age 7 with parents[ names unknown]. Married Margaret b. 1831 in Ohio. Son Charles Tilden b. 22 Feb 1874 in Coleta, IL; m. Iona Lovinia CAROLUS b. 21 August 1874 in Emerson, IL; married 22 Oct 1896 in Sterling IL; moved to eastern Washington state and had 8 children. Searching also for CAROLUS relatives, Iona's parents were William m. Margaret Feightner. Geroge CAROLUS was William's father. Any connections? Thanks, Matt
Surnames: LAMPHIRE
Submitter: Dinah McDonald (ANNE1857@aol.com)
Date: 04 Dec 1998


Seek info on Elenor LAMPHIRE died in Whiteside Co. Oct. 1860. She is listed in the Illinois 1860 Mortality list. Thank you for any help. ANNE1857@aol.com
Submitter: Florence Clendenen (user120745@aol.com)
Date: 04 Dec 1998

Response to Olmstead Query:

Hi Scott,

Henry Olmstead is buried in the Minson Cemetery in Sec. 18 of Prophetstown Township.

Olmstead, Henry, d Dec 28, 1866 - 83 years.

Other Olmsteads in the same cemetery are:

Olmstead, Edna C. son of O. & E., d. May 10, 1856 - 1 yrs. (that's what it says, "son" ) Olmstead, Henriett, dau of H. W. & M. M. d Dec. 31, 1859 Olmstead, another name on the same stone - broken off, bu she died Nov. 6, 1855 - 23 yrs.

From the 1860 census mortality list, Henriett(a) was 5 yrs old, and was born in Illinois. Looking at the 1860, there were some apparently related families, and Oliver and Electa (the O & E above) and next door, a Daniel and Octavia. A farm further away was Henry (75) and Sarah (66), and apparently his son, Henry W. (30) also with wife, Sarah (29).



Looking for information on the parents of MARY E. FITZGERALD, born 1852 in Prophetstown, IL. She died on July 8, 1920 in Sterling, IL. She married James Warren PRESBREY of Sterling on June 3, 1872. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.
Surnames: OLMSTEAD
Submitter: Scott Seftenberg (ScottSef@bigfoot.com)
Date: 30 Nov 1998



I am trying to help my mother locate where Henry Olmstead was buried in Prophetstown, IL in 1860. Any help you can give me would be much appreciated. Thank you Scott Seftenberg
Submitter: Carol A. Combs (CACOMBS@prodigy.net)
Date: 22 Nov 1998


Response to MANNING SYLVESTER Query below


Tried emailing you, but your mailbox was full!

In the 1860 census, there was a Robert Manning family, and also a Fanny Manning working as a domestic in another family, did not look like yours. In 1870, there are SIX Manning entries, but again, none of them were yours. Checked the Sweger books on Marriages and Deaths, and did not find any of your family. Also checked all of these and found NO Sylvester's. While all of these have error⁄omissions, from my experience am surprised that there are not at least some entries!

You may want to check adjacent counties, especially Clinton Co., IA. There was a ferry (later a bridge) between Fulton, IL and Lyons, IA and families did move back and forth. Or Lee County to the east, there was also some exchange between the Sterling-Rock Falls area and Dixon, or even down the Rock River towards Moline.

Bob Mosher (Whiteside USGenWeb Coordinator)


Would like someone to check the 1870 census of Whiteside County for a John and Sylvaner SYLVESTER? Thank you Carol Combs
Submitter: Denise Kapuniai (dmkapoon@aol.com)
Date: 15 Nov 1998


Response to HUNSBERGER Query below


You would probably be better off requesting birth certificates for Lane and Hunsberger. The indices that are available for genealogists to search, etc. are for earlier years, I believe they stop at 1880. The county clerks office is very helpful, I think they charge $7 for a certified copy and unfortunately, cannot provide uncertified copies!

Someone MIGHT have the 1900 census and be able to check that...there were around 8 or 10 LANE families in the 1870 census (latest one I have), but that would probably be one generation earlier! Another option would be to check the obituary in the Sterling Gazette. That might give Grace's parents.

Bob Mosher, Whiteside County USGenWeb Coordinator.


I am looking for any information about TRUMAN O. MANNING and ADALINE SYLVESTER They were married Nov. 20 1853 in Whiteside County, IL.. They are my gggrandparents. I only know of one son, SETH SYLVESTER MANNING. ( my ggrandfather ) Seth was married to ANNA HURST. They had 5 children. RALPH MANNING, CARL MANNING, SETH MANNING, BERT HENRY MANNING & MOLLY MANNING
Submitter: Pamela Dollarhide (misha@foxinternet.net)
Date: 12 Nov 1998



Here's some more deaths of Coleman's from the Lyndon Cemetery Records.

COLEMAN, John d. Oct 19, 1881 87 yrs War of 1812 marker

Harriet w. of Orin, d. July 6, 1875 48 yrs.

George so of O. & H. d. Mar 19, 186? 2 yrs 6 mo

S???na (?)w. of William d. Dec 20, 1870 47 yrs

Lillian, dau of Wm. & S. d. Mar 6, 1861 1 yr.

Sabina Belt 1846-1936

These records are alphabetically, so this DOES NOT mean the graves were together. John is the one who died in Missouri, and S???na is Sophrona, wife of William. No idea about Sabina Belt COLEMAN. The way the dates are would indicate a different type of stone, may be unrelated.

There were some BOWENS in the Lyndon Cemetery, two whose ages match fairly closely, but may be coindences!

BOWEN, Sylvester d. Nov 16, 1876 71 yrs (Lester?)

Hellen Teller, 10⁄25⁄1852-4⁄9⁄1890 (Hellen?)

From an 1872 Plat Book, William Coleman owned 121 acres on the west side of what is now State Hwy 78 in section 7 of Lyndon Township, about two miles north of the intersection with Hwy 2.

This looks like your family in the 1870 census...gives you some GGGrandparents!

In Portland Twp, Springhill P.O.

Bowen, Lester 65 M NY Farmer

Silvia 53 F NY

William 23 M NY ⁄$200 Farmlaborer

Hellen 17 F NY

Hattie 12 F NY

And in Lyndon Twp.

Coleman, William 50 M NY Farmer

Sophrona 46 F NY

Mary 23 F NY

Frank 15 M IL

John 12 M IL

Hartwell, John 6 M IL

Did not find the BOWEN family in the 1860 census, but in Fenton Twp. was:

Coleman, William 40 M NY Farmer

Saphrona B. 36 F NY

George B. 16 M Pa Farmlaborer

Mary 13 F NY

Sophia F. 9 F NY

Franklin G. 6 M IL

John J. 3 M IL

and right next door...

Coleman, John 65 M Ct Farmer

Elsa 64 F NY

Fenton, Stanley 52 M NY Farmer

Laura 50 F NY

Elizabeth 24 F NY Domestic

Orvill 22 M Pa Farmlaborer

and next door

Coleman, Perry 38 M NY Farmer

Amanda 37 F NY

Sally 15 F NY Domestic

William 18 M NY Farmlaborer

Arvila 22 F NY

Almira 10 F NY

Charles 8 M NY

Lafayette 4 M IL

Elsa 1 F IL

Living this close, I would expect a relationship, John and Elsa probably parents of William and Perry Coleman.

From Deaths in Whiteside County by Jayne Sweger:

COLEMAN, John d. recently at Philadelphia, Missouri; a former resi of this county; buried at Lyndon last Saturday (from the 27 Oct 1881 Whiteside Sentinel) Would appear that the "parents" John and Elsa and probably others in the family left Whiteside and moved to Missouri between 1860 and 1870.

Will look for more info... Bob Mosher


HUNSBERGER, Grace Ione bl0⁄5⁄1903 Rock Falls, IL d1⁄15⁄1998 Sterling, IL; m.1st Lloyd Laverne LANE. I can place this family in Rock Falls in 1923 by the birth of their son, Dale Laverne LANE. m.2nd Roger MARSHALL prior to 1946 and resided in Davenport, IA. Any information on this family will be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
Submitter: Gloria Lewis (klewis@terraworld.net)
Date: 09 Nov 1998


Seeking information on my great grandparents William Henry Bowen and Mary Jane Coleman. My grandfather was born in Whiteside county in April 3, 1878. I do not have much information on his parents. William Henry Bowen was born in New York in August 29th, 1846. I hope some one can help. Thank You, Gloria Lewis
Submitter: Jim Hannum (HANNUM.J@GHC.ORG)
Date: 03 Nov 1998


Descendents of Edward ARELL (EARL⁄EARLE⁄ARREL)who died in 1830 in Fallowfield Twp of Washington County PA, lived in Whiteside County in the 1880s. I would like to exchange information with later descendents. Jim Hannum
Surnames: MCMAHON
Submitter: Jac McMahon (jacnmac@netdex.com)
Date: 02 Nov 1998



MCMAHON; Looking for information on ELIZABETH MCMAHON b⁄abt 1844 in ILL.(possibly Whiteside CO.) daughter of JOSEPH MCMAHON b⁄abt 1815 in PA. and Mary A. ? of VA(b⁄abt 1826) family later moved to Iowa where bro. James was born in 1851 and then to Lamar MO. where bro Lewis was born in 1860. any information contact: Jac McMahon jacnmac@netdex.com
Surnames: IHMELS
Submitter: Kay Diekemper (redhead@papadocs.com)
Date: 30 Oct 1998
URL: http:⁄⁄www.geocities.com⁄Heartland⁄Prairie⁄9372



From the 1860 Census, Genesee Twp:

Mooney, Isaac 40 M Oh Farmer

Eliza 36 F OH

Nancy 13 F Oh

Solomon 10 M Oh

Volna 8 M Oh

Sarah M 6 F Oh

Celia 4 F Oh

Walter 1 M Il

Rhodehamer, Hannah 30 F Oh

So, Isaac was born around 1820 in Ohio, and from the childrens births they moved to IL between 1856 and 1859. The family was NOT in the 1870 census, so they may have moved by then.

Bob Mosher


Peter and Helena IHMELS lived in Genessee or Coleta in Whiteside County 1882-1885. Peter supposedly ran a Tavern. Hoping to find naturalization records. Is there anyone who does lookups?
Surnames: MOONEY
Submitter: Charlene Kolterman (ckknfk@kdsi.net)
Date: 30 Oct 1998


Searching for info on Isaac MOONEY found in the index on the 1860 census for Whiteside Co.,ILL, on page 726. Would like to know age and birth place for this Isaac, and his wife and children. This Isaac may have come from Ohio, and may be in my family tree. Thanks!
Submitter: Dinah McDonald (ANNE1857@aol.com)
Date: 29 Oct 1998

Seek info on Margaret May BEATY-BEATTY-BEATIE. She married Dr.G.W.E. Chamberlain, July 4, 1876 in Whiteside Co. On the marriage cert. her name is spelled Miss M. May BEATIE. Thank you for any help ANNE1857@aol.com


Jan Hart (jhart22036@aol.com)
Date: 19 Oct 1998



Would love a copy of obit for Elizabeth Wohrley PAPE who died 15 Mar 1980. She is suppose to be buried at Grove Hill Cem., in Morrison. and was born 01 Feb 1911. Her husband was Cloy PAPE. Also would like same for her children: Iola who died 28 Jan 1963, Milford who died 05 Nov 1984 and Warren who died 17 Feb 1967
Her brother Floyd died 03 Dec 1974 and his wife Lois died 21 Dec 1991, they are both buried in Mennonite Cemetery in Morrison.
Any information would be appreciated. Mailing address is J. B. Hart 7319 Bertram Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28314
Submitter: Bonnie Pillers (jpillers@jdv.net)
Date: 03 Oct 1998


Looking for information on William BUTCHER born about 1830 to Isaac BUTCHER and Polly HENDRIX. He married Dorcas LEAVENS 29 Oct 1850 in IL. Dorcas was born 16 Aug 1832 NY to Augustus LEAVENS and Sarah FENNER. Children are Julia, Ida and Louise. William is listed on Whiteside Co 1850 census with his parents. Thank you
Submitter: Bonnie Pillers (jpillers@jdv.net)
Date: 03 Oct 1998


Reply to NEEDHAM query below.

This looks like your family, in the 1870 census in Prophetstown:

Needham, George 30 M Pa Farmer

Mary 22 F Il

George 1 M Il

There were two other Needham families in Whiteside, William 42 of PA living also in Prophetstown Twp., and Joseph, 45 of PA living in Tampico Twp. All being from PA and of similar age, I would suspect a relationship.

Just checked my 1872 Plat map and would be SURE of a relationship! If you are familiar with section layouts, the NE 1⁄4 of Sec 25 in Prophetstown Twp was owned 1⁄2 by W. Needham, 1⁄4 by G. Needham and 1⁄4 by J. Needham. J. Needham also owned 56 acres adjoining this, but across the township line in Tampico Twp. and his house was on that property.

Bob Mosher


Looking for information on Johannes"Joseph" KAMPHUIS born 3 Oct 1862 Schouwerzil Netherlands to Heindrik KAMPHUIS and Hendrika DATEMA,died 5 Nov 1944 IA. He married 1st Annechien BUIKEMA 1882 Netherlands,she died 1893 Fulton Whiteside Co IL.. He then married Janneke "Jeanette" FLIKKEMA-GRIEDE 11 Apr 1896 Fulton IL. She was born 12 Mar 1867 Netherlands to Albert FLIKKEMA and Amejrin VELD. Thank you
Submitter: S. Hull (BillH3386@msn.com)
Date: 30 Sep 1998


I am looking for information on George Washington NEEDHAM. born, 1869 in Prophetstown, Whiteside Co., Ill. He married Sarah Ellen (Fridlington)DRAYTON. They had two daughters: Maecie Fern, born 26 Dec 1896 and Maude Hazel, born 11 Dec, 1898 in Rock Falls, Whiteside Co., Ill. Sarah Ellen was born in 1875, Thomas, Fairfield Twp., Bureau Co., Ill.
Submitter: jfry (jfry887519@aol.com)
Date: 29 Sep 1998



Searching for Fred J. Doe my grandmothers father. Might have been a gambler b1780-1905
Submitter: B. Dave Sarles, Jr. (sarles@hal-pc.org)
Date: 21 Sep 1998



Timothy CARR (Jr) b 1784, NH; md 1819 to spouse Elivra MINOR, b. VT; Children: (CARR) Elvira, Dorothy, Clarissa, Clara, George A and Merrill P born 20 Apr 1830 in VT who md Phebe Ann HUFFMAN born c. 1830 in (W)VA. Phebe related to Adam HUFFMAN. CARR family farmed between Fenton and Erie, Whiteside County, IL. Seeking information about parties, including Elvira's parents, and the spouses and families of listed children. B. Dave Sarles, Jr. e-mail: sarles@hal-pc.org 5651 Sylmar Rd, Houston TX 77081
Submitter: B. Dave Sarles, Jr. (sarles@hal-pc.org)
Date: 21 Sep 1998


Samuel Amasa THOMPSON b. 1823, OH? NY?, son of Reuben THOMPSON, Jr and Philinda KENT; md. 1858 in OH to wife, Elizabeth Basley HARRINGTON BULL(widow of Elijah BULL) b.1835 VT; children: George BULL(used name THOMPSON); Elizabeth "Jennie" Maud THOMPSON b. 1857⁄59 md. James Wellington CARR; Reuben Amasa "Am" THOMPSON. Farmed 3 miles E. of Erie, Whiteside County, IL. Seeking more information about parents of Samuel and Elizabeth and information about spouses and children of George, "Jennie" and "Am". B. Dave Sarles,Jr. sarles@hal-pc.org , 5651 Sylmar Rd. Houston TX 77081-7441
Surnames: DAVIS
Submitter: Alice Clay Benedict (jb3acb@volusianet.net)
Date: 11 Sep 1998


DAVIS- Looking for parents and siblings of my GGrandmother, ELIZA DAVIS, born abt 1847 in IL.(possibly Whiteside Co.) Eliza may be her middle name. If you have a female that you can't track for awhile and then find again after 1880, please consider this women. View picture and info at my web page http:www.volusianet.net⁄elizadavis⁄
Submitter: Rita Boyd (NU1111@aol.com)
Date: 10 Sep 1998



Adam SCHREUER, 1856-(about)1871. B. Whiteside or Whiteside Co., ILL> Wife Christianan Odendahl. Both originally from Germany. Moved to MO then to KS, where they died. Children: Herman, John, Adam, and Kathryn. Would like to know names of parents of Adam Sr. and wife. Thank you for your help. Just any info you send will be helpful as what I have given you is all I have. NU1111@aol.com
Submitter: Dave Needham (needham98@hotmail.com)
Date: 07 Sep 1998


I am looking for other researchers of the NEEDHAM families that lived in Whiteside Co., IL from about 1867 to 1883. These families had farms south of Prophetstown and west of Tampico. Some of the names were Joseph Needham, George Townsend Needham, Sampson P. Needham, and William Needham. Some of the marriages in Whiteside county were: Anna Needham, who married Harry Seeley, of Dwight, Illinois, and died May 11, 1899; Grace Needham, wife of Lewis Lyons, a farmer of Whiteside county, and Maude Needham, wife of Charles Stephenson.
Surnames: DAVIS
Submitter: C.L. Davis (Cy1am@aol.com)
Date: 06 Sep 1998


Reply to CUNNINGHAM⁄FERRIS Query below

There are only five officially recorded marriages in Whiteside of male Cunninghams. These were to females with names of Clara Edna Babcock, Lizzie Connelly, Grace Devine, Edda Belle Smith and Susan A. Moffat. I had those purely by luck, because I copied a page with Culbertson marriages last time I was in Illinois!

Does the birth certificate give the fathers full name? I note in the 1870 census, there is a Ferris family and a Cunningham family living near each other south of Sterling in Hahnaman Twp. No children in the Ferris family, several in the Cunningham one. There was another Ferris family in Fulton with 2 daughters. Both of these Ferris families are too early to be your Pearl's parents, could be Grandparents.

Bob Mosher


I am looking for the parents of Florence Ellen Davis, born 12 Oct 1930, death unknown, in Sterling, Whiteside County.
Submitter: Debbie Geidel (geidel@pmihwy.com)
Date: 05 Sep 1998


Looking for info on a Pearl May Ferris (born circa 1890 as she was 26 when Jane Eileen was born, who married a Cunningham. Lived in Sterling, IL, Whiteside Co. Had children Jane Eileen or Pearl (born 5 Jul 1916), Jewell, and Joyce. On Jane's birth certificate it shows her birth name as Pearl. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Debbie
Submitter: Debbie (Henry) Geidel (geidel@pmihwy.com)
Date: 31 Aug 1998


Looking for any info on a Pearl Mae Ferris had a dauther Jane E Ferris b. 5 Jul 1916 Sterling, IL. Father left at early age. Was raised by a Cunningham although no formal adoption took place, and lived on a dairy farm. She m. David B Henry and moved the the Chicago Area. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Debbie
Submitter: Delsa Hildebrandt (Delsa007@aol.com)
Date: 30 Aug 1998


CANNON, Quincy James..who died July 13, 1901 in Whiteside County, Union Grove Twp., near Morrison, IL. He was married to Ann HOLMES who died in 1896. Seeking descendents to share information about the above Quincy J. Cannon. Would like to have an obituary and or will; any information from Whiteside County histories; copy of death certificate. Please send any information about the above to: Delsa Hildebrandt 3409 Slade Court Falls Church, VA 22042
Submitter: Lucy Magers (Ardmore245@worldnet.att.net)
Date: 26 Aug 1998



Researching Martha JAMES born 1853. She married Levinus EWBANK 1873 in Whiteside Co., Illinois. Children: Hannah, Carlton, Henry, Clinton, Thomas, Edward and Levinus. Any help appreciated. Thanks
Submitter: Millie Conrad (ABMILLIE@aol.com)
Date: 13 Aug 1998


Looking for information on James BLACK and wife Mary CARTER who migrated to Il from Montour Co., PA, with sons William, born 1844 and David born 1850. Were in PA in 1850 census. William joined the army in 1862 in Dixon, IL. Might have been from a neighboring county. Other families who might have migrated with them are HEVERLIN and SHELL. Specifically looking for information on them. In 1874 the Blacks migrated to Jasper Co. MO. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Millie
Surnames: ALDRICH
Submitter: Fran Perrin (derby@penn.com)
Date: 13 Aug 1998


ALDRICH, Amasa Miles b. Apr.3, 1857 Sterling, Ill. I am looking for the birth certificate, or any information concerning my grgrgrandfather. Will pay for valid information. Thank you so much. Fran Perrin
Surnames: HARDWICK
Submitter: Debra Branigan (Roobyroots@aol.com)
Date: 12 Aug 1998

Is there a HARDWICK family cemetery in Fulton, IL? How could I find this out? I am specifically looking for a John H. HARDWICK formerly of Missouri and Kentucky.


Cindy Christenson (Chris11620@worldnet.att.net)
Date: 12 Aug 1998


Samuel Humberstone and his wife Rosa Zinmeister, lived in Fulton City in 1860. They had several children: Louis, Kate, Oscar, and Clayton. Samuel was born in York County (Toronto) Ontario in 1810. He and his brother William became riverboat pilots on the Mississippi. Would like to hear from anyone connected to this family.
Submitter: Jan Hart (jhart22036@aol.com)
Date: 09 Aug 1998


Seeking any information on the following families: John WOHRLEY, born 24 Oct 1900 and died Oct 1977 Morrison, Whiteside Co., IL...unknown who married and children. His brother: Floyd WOHRLEY, born 12 May 1909 and died Dec 1974 Morrison, Whiteside Co.,IL..unknown who married but some childrens names are: Floyd Jr., Evelyn, Edward, and Rick.Other brothers were Fred and Lee born 1902. Sisters (unknown who they married are): Elizabeth, Mamie born 1887, Lena born 1891 and Clara born 1893. There fathers name was Johannes (John) WÖHRLE born 09 Nov 1851 in Germany and married a Rose BRISTLE⁄BRISTOL.
Submitter: Millicent Helm McClure (mmcclure@horizon.hit.net)
Date: 07 Aug 1998


Am searching for any information on John HELM b.28 Mar 1829, PA, m. Margaret E. THOMAS b.7 Aug 1833 d. Whiteside Co, IL 2 Mar 1865 bu. Hazel Green Cemetery. After Margaret's death John moved with children to Kansas. Would like any information about either but particularly John Helm's parents.
Surnames: JANSSEN
Submitter: Audie Janssen (peeweee@webtv.net)
Date: 06 Aug 1998

Reply to REMER query below.

He is in the book...Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison, IL, Page 42,

Remer, Adam d. Sept. 3, 1892 Age: 87 y 10 m 18 d, buried on Lot 5 H, Residence, Union Grove.

I checked my 1872 Plat Book, and A. Remer farmed in section 36, 3 miles directly south of Unionville in the SE corner of Union Grove Township.



JANSSEN, Henry D. 1872 - 1882 My GGrandfather and his wife Hannah were residents of Whiteside County IL during the period of 1872 - 1882 and their four sons were all born there.
William around 1872, Deidrich (my grandfather) in 1877, Bruno around 1880, and Fred around 1882.
The family moved to Page County, IA and in 1907 they all moved to Garfield County, OK. I am trying to find out when they arrived in IL, how long they lived in IL, were they farm owners in IL, where did Henry and Hannah come from in Germany, and any other information about the family that I can find to help me get back past IL. Thank you in advance for any assistance.
Audie Janssen Colorado Springs, Colorado
Submitter: Eva Decker (NOTE: Email address as posted failed)
Date: 04 Aug 1998


Any info on Remer, Reamer, Reemer, Where buried newspaper notices. Was there about 1885, My gr father born there at his gr fathers. Adam Remer was said to have been killed by a run away horse. Son Phillip was killed when train engine exploded in Kansas. I was told Adam was buried at Grove Hill Cemetary, Lot 5H but have not found him on lists. Is Rev War Vet I beleave, was told grave has no marker.
Submitter: I. Wallace (iwallace@got.net)
Date: 04 Aug 1998

Response to Patterson Query below.

In the 1860 census in Lyndon Twp. is:

Patterson, Jas. A. 55 IL Farmlaborer

Mary A. 29 F Pa

Josephine 5 F Pa

Cora R. 2 F IL

Mary 9m F IL

This puts Cora's Birth around 1858, Jas. (James?) born in IL around 1805. Does that match with info you have? I have found errors in the transcription of the census so you need to double check.



I'm searching for information on a Judy STAMPER or possible Susan STAMPER that married a John HAWKINS. I don't have any definate dates for either so any help is appreciated regarding the STAMPER family.
Submitter: Elaine Pennell (spammy@epix.net)
Date: 03 Aug 1998

Response to Heather query below

In the 1860 Census Wm. Hether is listed, the listing is a little different so will list it all:

366⁄346 $3000⁄410

Kosleman, Chas. 42 M NY Farmer

Lucinda 37 F NY

Lorinda 17 F NY

Rhoda A.14 F NY

Elizabeth 12 F NY

Austin 10 M NY

Chas. 7 M NY

Jason 5 M NY

Wm. 6m M IL


Martin, Geo. 29 M NY Farmer

Caroline26 F NY

Julia 7 F IL

Franklin 1 M IL

Hether, Wm. 27 M Ir Farmlaborer

The 366⁄346 and 366⁄347 are what throw me...the census starts out with 1⁄1, 2⁄2, etc. If place is unoccupied it would be like 4⁄ so the next one would be 5⁄4 and the numbers get out of sync. This would seem to mean that their was perhaps one farm with two dwellings, the Martin family lived in the second, Kosleman's were the owners since the property value is listed with them, and Wm. Hether was a hired man living with the Martin's.

Ustick Township and Clyde Township (to the east) had a LOT of settlers from Ontario, esp. near Toronto, including Jehu Mosher, my GGGrandfather. Other families from Canada were Lavalla, Hollingshead, Martindale, Rice, Lameraux, Cochran, Currie, Blue, Kelly, Shaukster, Hough and others. Many came about 1838⁄9 and at least some were involved in a short lived revolution called the Patriot War. I have not found too much on this, it apparently did not last long, but some of the participants feared retribution and left Canada. It may be that only a few of the immigrants to Whiteside participated, but that they then recruited others. Several mills were built at this time, my GGGrandfather was a millwright and may have been recruited by someone who had moved a year before.

I do NOT find any Heather or Hether in the 1870 census.



Looking for Mary Ann (PENNELL) PATTERSON, wife of James. Mary Ann b. 1831 on the family farm in Kirk's Mill, Little Britain Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. No further information on James PATTERSON, although I suspect he was also from southeastern PA. The 1863 will of Mary Ann's father, John, mentions James and Mary Ann with daughter Cora living in Lyndon, Whiteside Co., IL. Early records for the Presbyterian Church in Little Britain Mary Ann attended no longer exist, so I can't provide her marriage records or a birth date for Cora. Anyone recognize these folks?
Surnames: HEATHER
Submitter: Bill Besch (huskrbesch@aol.com)
Date: 02 Aug 1998


Information on William Y. Heather who lived in Ustick prior to 1861 when he joined the 8th Illinois Cav. I don't believe he had a family at the time. He was born in Ireland (1828) and died in Nebraska after 1900. I have much knowledge of him, however it is much later. I don't know how he came to Ustick, but I believe he lived in Ontario with his parents prior to coming to Ustick. Any help would be great! I am his great-grandson. Thanks...Bill
Submitter: Jan Hart (jhart22036@aol.com)
Date: 31 Jul 1998


Seeking any information on WOHRLE or similiar spellings from the Whiteside Co. IL area and some surrounding areas. I am related to Isak⁄Isaac WOHRLE and Rosa K FELDMAN. He had a brother John and a sister Rosina who were in the states for sure. He was born in Germany. John married a Rose BRISTLE (sp) and had at least 9 children. Rosina married a John SCHUMM and had at least 6⁄7 children.
Submitter: Audrey Annable Franklin (jrfranklin@earthlink.net)
Date: 26 Jul 1998


Surnames: ANNABLE, HOWLAND Prince Annable and wife, Ruth Howland, bought 160 acres of federal land in Whiteside Cty IL on July 22, 1853. I know that at least one son, Husted E.Annable and Sally Newberry, lived there also. Ruth's brother, Nicholas Howland purchased 120 acres on the same date and in the same county. I am interested in all information on the Howlands and⁄or Annables that I can find. They were in Twp 22N which I believe was Sterling. Audrey Annable Franklin
Surnames: HOUCK
Submitter: Jere Keefer (jkeefer@pa.net)
Date: 26 Jul 1998


HOUCK. Seek info on family of Charles Houck, born abt 1879 Fulton Co., PA and known to be living in Whiteside Co. IL in 1934. Will reimburse for time and copies.
Submitter: Walter Mensing (wsmcabb@flash.net)
Date: 11 Jul 1998


My family records state that my grandparents were married in Sterling,IL which is in Whitside County. I am searching for a record of their marriage on November 21 or 22nd, 1881. Their names were Johannas (John) Rempp and Anna Esslinger. I have not found a copy of the 1880 census records yet to check. Also the Rempp name has been spelled ROMP, REOMP and RAMP. If anyone has any info, please let me know. If nothing else, maybe the names and addresses of the Lutheran churches in the area as my greatgrand parents were Lutheran. Thank you. Walter Mensing
Submitter: D. Larkey (Rodoky@aol.com)
Date: 09 Jul 1998


Researching surname LORKE. Any information on the brothers John & Gustavius. Naturalization papers indicate they arrived in 1867 from Prussia. Searching for "Point of Origin" more specific than Prussia. Also searching for information on the marriage of John LORKE to Pauline (Lena) Kopeska 1870-72. Both brothers lived in Whiteside County. Name was later changed to Larkey.
Surnames: FORDER
Submitter: David Shapiro (dhshap@juno.com)
Date: 09 Jul 1998


Loking for genealogical info. on a Civil War soldier with the last nmae of Forder. Orginally fr. Sterling, Whiteside County, Il. According to family information,Mr. Forder was a bridge builder in the Civil War, died and was buried in Sterling
Submitter: Gayle Jones (d-gjones@mindsrping.com)
Date: 06 Jul 1998

Reply to HOLDEN query below:

From the Lyndon Cemetery records: Holden, Oscar E. son of E. & E. A. d. Mar 29, 1903 -- 11 yrs. inf. son E. & E. A. d. Mar. 11, 1863 -- 11 mo. Viola G. dau. of E. & E. A. d. Mar 8, 1863 -- 3 yrs. This looks like your family, your Oscar would have been 51 in 1903, I suspect there was a typo in the cemetery book. Bob Mosher


Surnames: HATTON and MULLEN Interested in any information about O.M.HATTON who married Sarah C. MULLEN. She was born in 1869 in Brown Co., IL. After their marriage, they were living in Downs, McLean Co., IL in 1924, and in 1938, when her brother died, she was listed as living in Erie, Whiteside Co., IL. Looking for burial site, children and any descendents. The descendants of her brothers and sisters are creating a family history and we don't want Sarah MULLEN HATTON's family to be left out!
Surnames: HOLDEN
Submitter: Sally (Holden) Dyson (longtalsal@uswest.net)
Date: 06 Jul 1998


I recently found my g-g-grandfather and family in the Illinois 1860 census (City of Lyndon,Whiteside Co.). Any information concerning this family would be greatly appreciated. They are: Elijah Holden (39 yrs.,born in PA, listed as a shoemaker) Eleanor A. Holden (37 yrs., born in NY) Marian A. Holden (14 yrs., born in PA) Ellen M. Holden (12 yrs., born in Ohio) Oscar(?) E. Holden (8 yrs., born in PA) Lucretia C. Holden (6 yrs., born in WI) James (Jas.) F. Holden (3 yrs., born in WI)(this is my g-grandfather) Viola G. Holden (
Submitter: Vicki Andersen (genyo@slkc.uswest.net)
Date: 29 Jun 1998


I am looking for John Peter Devenberg who appears on the 1850 census for Whiteside Co. IL. His wife is Johanna Jacques. Does anyone have information on this family?
Submitter: Jere Keefer (jkeefer@pa.net)
Date: 27 Jun 1998


CULBERTSON. Seek data on family of Samuel Culbertson, born 1803 PA, died 30 Jul 1845 Garden Plain, Whiteside Co., IL. His wife, Margaret Russell. Want to hire a researcher who charges a reasonable fee.
Submitter: Eva Decker (evileva1@aol.com)
Date: 25 Jun 1998


REMER:Adam from NY. m 1 Content Rowe⁄Roe, 2 Jeanette Hurlbert Hayes. Adam is buried in Grove Hill Cem., Whiteside Cty., Il. My gr. gr father, Phillip H. Remer came to Ks. & m Francis Irene Clark from Jones Cty. Iowa. Adam was living in Morrison Il, 1857. Son served in Civil War, and I beleave Adam served in Rev. War. would like proof, and info on Adams father,John from Steuben Cty. N.Y. The children returned to Morrison for many marriages and births.
Submitter: Carol Hertzner (hertzner@ceet.niu.edu)
Date: 3 Jul 1998


Descendent of George HERTZNER (B.11⁄10⁄1878 – D. 1⁄24⁄44) resident of Oregon 1915-1945 and Sterling prior 1915, through son Clarence seeking information on ancestry. Death notice indicated George came from Germany when he was 15; Mrs. Mooney EBERLY of Rock Falls as his aunt; and parents were Henry and Margaret (BROWN) Hertzner. Brother was Antone Hertzner in Davenport, IA and other brothers remained in Germany.
Descendent of Minnie (THIEL) HERTZNER (B. 12⁄24⁄1885 – D. 5⁄15⁄45) mar. George H. Hertzner. Lived in Sterling prior 1915 and later in Oregon area until death. Death notice mentioned Catherine WINKLER of Sterling as her aunt. Minnie’s father, brothers, and sisters remained in Germany. Children of George and Minnie HERTZNER were Margaret (Reber), Louise (Engelkes), Henrietta (Wiles), Katherine (Onley), George, Clarence and James.
Information on Hertzner, Brown, Eberly and Winkler families appreciated.
Submitter: Pat Knowles (patsgen@netins.net)
Date: 20 Jun 1998


Need help in finding death date for Susannah (DERRY) HAVENS last living in Sterling, Whiteside Co., Il in 1916. She was m. to James Havens and had ch: Emanuel, in Cass Twp, Guthrie Co., Ia; Sarah died young either Fulton Co. or McDonough Co.; Amanda m. Frank GRATE they lived in Whiteside Co. and 2 of their dau. m. in Whiteside Co. Flossie M. m. Edward MYERS and Ethel V. m. Edward TARNER; Jonathan H. died young in McDonough Co. Will gladly correspond with anyone on any of these. Have a nice day. Pat Knowles
Submitter: Margaret Mangers (marose47@yahoo.com)
Date: 12 Jun 1998


Searching for information on the descendents of John TOMS and Louisa J BESBY. John and Louisa came to Whiteside Co. after the Civil War and lived in Portland Twp. They had the following children that also came to Whiteside at the same time. 1. Laura Lottetta TOMS b 1850 NY d 26 Dec 1936 Sterling, m Thomas BRYSON Jr 19 Jun 1877 in Whiteside Co., 2 Frank TOMS b 1855 IL⁄IA d 1908 Whitesdie Co, m Rachel SHEPHARD, 3. Ella A⁄ Ellen TOMS b 1860 IA⁄IL, d after 1940 OR, m 1st Egbert INGERSON 1875, m 2nd Charles H ELLIOTT 1881, 4. Clementine (Clem) TOMS b 1860-61 IA, d 1940 IL, m William DOR(A)(O)THY 1876. Where did their descendents end up????????
Submitter: Margaret Mangers (marose47@yahoo.com)
Date: 12 Jun 1998


Looking for information on descendents of Thomas and Susannah⁄Hanna⁄Susan Ann (WALKER) BRYSON. Thomas and Susann came to Whiteside Co. about 1853 with 10 children and had two or three more once in Whiteside Co. Children are as follows: 1. Isaac BRYSON b 1835, d 1907 Emerson, Whiteside, IL m Mary PITTMAN 2 Feb 1864 2. Jacob B BRYSON b 1839-40, m Anna CORRYELL⁄ CARROLL 10 Jul 1858 3. Jane⁄Lydia J BRYSON b 28 Jan 1839, m William YOUNG 16 Feb 1860 4. John E (T) BRYSON b 1841, d 1905 IA, m Margaret Ann LANE 26 Jan 1871 5. Benjamin Harrison BRYSON b 1844, d 1918 IA, m Ellen N SHULTZ 31 Mar 1864 6. David BRYSON b 1845, d 1934 SD, m Mary Jane FITZGERALD 25 oCT 1866 7. Susanna BRYSON b 1847, d 1934, m David PITTMAN 9 Jun 1869 8. William H⁄Henry William BRYSON b 1847, d 1928 OK, m Hellen CORYELLE⁄ CARROLL 9. Jessie BRYSON b 1852,d 1925 Whiteside, m Anna BOONES 10. Thomas JR BRYSON b 1855, d 1939 Sterling, m Laura Loretta TOMS 19 Jun 1877 11. Phebe E BRYSON b 1857 (one month after her father was kill by train), d 1939 Sterling, m Elias FISHER
Submitter: Margaret Mangers (marose47@yahoo.com)
Date: 12 Jun 1998


Searching for information on Henry Edward MANGERS b ca 1882 in IA; d 9 Mar 1942 Whiteside Co.; bur Riverside Cem, Sterling, IL; m 1 unknown; m 2 Cora DEEM 20 Sep 1905 Whiteside Co., IL; Cora was born 3 Jan 1882 Sterling; d 4 Mar 1913 Sterling; bur Riverside Cem, Sterling. Henry m 2 Cora OVERLY d Mar 1948; bur Riverside Cem. Sterling. Henry had one child by first wife Warner b 1901 IA; two children by second wife 1.Arthur V b 26 Aug 1907 Sterling(no other info) 2. Viola b May 1909 Sterling; d 14 Jan 1916 Sterling; bur Riverside Cem, Sterling. No known children by third wife. Where did Arthur and Warner go after 1920 census???? Is this family related to Henry Joseph MANGERS (the tailor) also of Sterling?????
Submitter: Robert B. Stewart (stewartr@compuserve.com)
Date: 12 Jun 1998


Whiteside County has been home to several generations of some of my family. Please visit my home page and see if you know the person, and can place their ancestors. Mary Jane HOOVER aka Grandma Stalcup to my grandmother Emma-Jane. Was living in Morrision, IL in 1907 and still living in 1927 when grandma recieved a photo from her at Christmas. Mehitable Mae APPLEBEE of New Hampshire, who in her second marriage married Joshua L. Hollinshead, my greatgreatgrandfather. Her first marriage was in Vermont, but she and son travelled to IL where she married Joshua. Probably never in IL, but related anyway is Sarah Ann SMOCK who was Mary Jane HOOVER's mother-in-law. I'm also interested in finding more info on, and descendents of, Jacob HOLLINSHEAD Jr. whose descendents immigrated to Whiteside following the Patriots War in Canada, and his son John HOLLINSHEAD who in fact was one of the first settlers in Whiteside, and his wife, Elizabeth RUSH who was also a resident, and whose mother, Julia Ann was one of the first adult deaths in Whiteside County. These two Rush women are tied somehow to Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Thanks for your help, (and I sure hope html works on query pages!!) Robert
Submitter: Alicia Burke (abfamilytree@prodigy.net)
Date: 11 Jun 1998


Need info on Olaf A. JOHNSON and wife Augusta Charlotta SHOBERG. They moved to Morrison, Ill in Whiteside County in about 1912ish.They had sons Ray and Earl and daughter Virginia who was handicapped with them. Olaf had brother Nels, could have last name of Andersons instead of Johnson, since they came from Sweden at different times. And he has a sister Mrs. Elaine PETERSON. They share a Large tumbstone with Leanord and Edith ANDERSON at Grove Hill Cemetery. There children Bessie and Ben Anderson are buried there also. Olaf, Augusta, and Virginia JOHNSON are on the other side of the large tumbstone. Along with Olaf's second wife Mrs. Jennie Brown. I have really nice picture of the JOHNSON family (poss. reunion) in about 1928ish. I only know 5 people in this picture of many people. Would like to find out more about this family. They are my great grandparents (thru son Raymond, who came to Washington state to live and die) and their obits make them sound so very special. I need lots more info. Am Willing to share what info I have. I have been to Morrison several times looking for them in this very lovely town. Please help.
Submitter: Alicia Burke (abfamilytree@prodigy.net)
Date: 11 Jun 1998


Can't find any info on Bertha VandenBerg who married Harke SPOELMA in Whiteside, Co, Ill in 1869. Also a sister(?) Betsey V Berg was married on the same day to Derk BILEMA. Bertha's marriage license also says V Berg. They lived in Ustick, Garden Plain, and Fulton. They had children John H., Jacob, Jennie, Elizabeth, and Ralph.
Submitter: Alicia Burke (abfamilytree@prodigy.net)
Date: 11 Jun 1998


Looking for info on Oliver Perry GRAY and Sarah Jane YOUNG. They moved to Whiteside Co., Ill in 1854 from Fulton, Ill. They had 7 living children, Alice, Marietta, Hattie, Mabel,Florence, W.H.(Billy),and John. Sarah died in 1876 in Sedwick,Kansas after the family moved there for a short time. Oliver moved back to Morrison, Ill and he would marry again twice. 1st in 1879 to Mrs. Elizabeth HINER and after her death he was married in 1897 to Mrs. Mary E. BAKER. He passed away in Morrison, Ill in 1907. His obit says, he was a fine and just man who attended the Methodist Church in Morrison. And he will be missed by his many friends and family. Would like to make contact with any family and also would like any info on this family. We know daughters moved to Kansas, Okla, and Texas. Daughter, Florence, lived her life in Morrison,Ill. She married Oscar ROUNDS in 1873. Also son John GRAY moved to St. Lewis, Mo.
Submitter: Steven Burger (SNBurger@aol.com)
Date: 10 Jun 1998


Researching decendents of Thomas and Catherine McCormick who settled and farmed in Hume and Hanhaman Twp. in 1847. Children married into Long family, (near Deer Grove), and Doyle family (near White Pigeon). One brother, William also resided near Deer Grove and Tampico. Have information to share and looking for others who are searching. Also searching James Flynn family who lived near Coleta.
Submitter: Steven Burger (SNBurger)
Date: 10 Jun 1998


These are my surnames for addition to the surname query list. (I have a lot of information but would like to link up with others who may be searching the same names). These were posted earlier this year, but as some queries were lost I am reposting them again. Thanks. Steve Burger
Submitter: Tom Wilde (wildeman@pinn.net)
Date: 08 Jun 1998


In Fulton, Whiteside Co., Illinois, looking for WILDE, JOHNSTON, THULIN and RICE. Thomas Henry WILDE was b. Oct. 25, 1845 in Stonebridge, Welland Co., Ontario, Canada, and moved to Sabula, Iowa, at an early age. On April 6, 1867, he married Sarah A. JOHNSTON in Fulton, IL. Sarah was b. Jan 2, 1852, in Saybrook, Ashtabula Co., Ohio. They moved to Buffalo, NY, in 1870. Jennie (WILDE) THULIN and William (Billy) J. RICE were married (date unknown) and lived in Fulton, IL. They were there during the 1960s at 1400 - 4th St. Need following info on these people: birth, marriage and death dates. Also, info about any other family members, especially for Jennie and Billy RICE. Jennie had two sons by first marriage: Floyd and Richard THULIN. Do not believe she and Billy Rice had any children. Thomas H. and Sarah A. (JOHNSTON) WILDE were my great grandparents. Jennie was their daughter. Reply to: Tom Wilde at wildeman@pinn.net.
Surnames: CROOK
Submitter: Muriah (muriah@harborside.com)
Date: 01 Jun 1998

Reply to LAIRD SLAWSON Query below


The Laird family was NOT in the 1860 Whiteside Census but was in Portland Twp. in 1870 as follows:

Laird, Glover      47 M Oh x       Farmer

         Elizabeth  42 F  NY

         Harriet       21 F IL   deaf & dumb

         Eva            12 F IL

         Elsworth      8 M IL

         Charles        5 M IL

Paget, Thomas    18 M Oh  Farmlaborer

Sears, John           18 M NY  Farmlaborer

Didn't find your Slawson family in either 1860 or 1870, but there was another Slawson family in the Springhill, Portland Twp. area:

Slawson, Jessie   61 M NY  Carpenter

                Rachel  60 F  NY

                Mary      16 F IL

Sprague, Chauncy  70 M Ma  Farmer

Bob Mosher bmosher@serve.com



Asa CROOK, first settler to Prophetstown, IL, my ancestor, probably has ancestors and history that is of interest, but unknown to me.  I would like to exchange information with other descendants.
Submitter: Marilyn Johnson (emlejay@carrollsweb.com)
Date: 23 May 1998

Reply to DUFFY query below


I found your family in the 1860 census in Hanaman Twp, but NOT in the 1870.

Duffy, Owen J.    48  M Ir Farmer

          Jane          32 F Ir

          Thomas     11 M Ir

          Daniel          9 M Il

          Judith           7 F Il

          Peter            1 M Il

From the ages, it would appear that the family came to Illinois around 10 years earlier (Thomas born in Ireland, Daniel in Illinois) and they may have left before the 1870 Census.  Looked at Hahanman on my 1880 Plat Book and the name Duffy did not appear.  It would probably be possible to get someone to search the Grantor⁄Grantee recordings of land transfers in Whiteside to determine when and to whom they sold the land.

Bob Mosher bmosher@serve.com



Researching: Laird and Slawson Looking for information on the family of Elsworth Luford Laird b. 31 July 1858 Springhill, Whiteside County. Also looking for information on the family of Almedia Lucinda Slawson, b. 15 Oct 1867 in Springhill, Whiteside Co. The parents of E.L. Laird were Glover and Elizabeth Row Laird. The parents of Almedia L. Slawson were Charles Henry and Lydia Briggs Slawson.
Surnames: DUFFY
Submitter: Jo Stec (dhranch@bloomnet.com)
Date: 22 May 1998


Owen J. Duffy purchased land in Hanahan Township in Whiteside County in 1856. His family had lived there since 1851 (I Think) Son Daniel was born in Deer Grove in 1851. Is there any way to know how long they lived there and what happened to the land after they left. Also is wife Jane buried there?
Submitter: Heather Fredericksen (poozer@tamu.edu)
Date: 21 May 1998


I am looking for the ancestors of Robert Mathew SHEAR, born May, 1912. His parents are John M. SHEAR and Mary MATHEWS. I have been told that John's parents were William H. SHEAR, a Union soldier for whom I have a copy of his wartime diary, and Jean MURRAY. I have also been told that Mary's parents were Patrick MATHEWS and Mary BENNETT. If anyone has any information on any of these lines, please drop me a line. I'll gladly share what I've been told, but unable to confirm.
Submitter: Diane Riner Berry (iBeDiB@aol.com)
Date: 21 May 1998


Looking for any information regarding Lucy Savannah CATRON b. 3-17-1863 d. 5-14-1937 buried in Erie, Whiteside Co., Illinois. Married Elkanah M. DENTON who is also buried in Erie, Whiteside Co., Illinois. Please help with any information.. census reports etc. Thank you.. diane riner berry
Submitter: John Griffin (jgriff@cpros.com)
Date: 18 May 1998

Reply to COHENOUR Query, below.


In the 1860 census for Whiteside, in Hopkins twp were:

Cohnour, Joseph    50 M PA Farmer

     Mary                   58 F PA

    Joseph                13 M PA

    David                   10 M PA

Richardson, Hyson  10 M PA

and right next door

Cohenour, Peter L.  45 M PA Farmer

    Frances                40 F OH

    Percilla                 18 F IL Schl Teacher

    Joseph E.             16 M IL Farmlaborer

    Dorothy E.             14 F IL

    John S.                  12 M IL

    Frances  A.            10 F IL

    Almeda                    8 F IL

    Jacob                      2 M IL

In 1870, the Joseph Cohnour family was in Clyde Twp, but no sign of Peter Cohenour and family.



Does anyone know the DOERING family? Friedrich J. DOERING (1831-1911) was born at Berlin, Germany and killed by a train in Whiteside Co., IL. He married Marie F. W. LAMPE (1828-1910), who was born in Brandenburg, Germany, and died in Whiteside Co. They left Germany and settled in Whiteside Co. ca 1885. A child was Wlhemine H. 1855-1894), who married Wilhelm (William) F. DOSS in German before 1873. They were my maternal great-grandparents. jgriff@cpros.com
Surnames: COHENOUR
Submitter: William Gochenour (wagoch@airmail.net)
Date: 17 May 1998


I am searching for information on Jacob Neff Cohenour that was born in Whiteside Co, on 13 Mar 1858. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks. William
Submitter: Lynda Smith (lynda@cdsnet.net)
Date: 17 May 1998

Reply to WEBB Query below.


You may have this, but the full dates for your Webb's in Franklin Methodist or Cottonwood Cemetery are:

Webb, Charles G.  June 1, 1812 to Dec 29, 1873

Webb, Sarah Jane, wife of C. G. Apr 22, 1813 to Mar 26, 1846

These came from the publication by the Whiteside Genealogists which was based on reading of the stones.  Don't know whether there are any other records of burial, although you might try some of the following:

 Check with the County Clerk for Death records, they are pretty good in Whiteside.

 Check with the Methodist Church in Morrison (815) 772-4030 to see if they know if the Franklin Mehtodist Church still exists, or where the records went if it doesn't.

By the way, I noticed that a Charles G. Webb married a Mathilda I. Phillips on 3 July 1873 service by Rev. Geo. T. Crissman at the Residence of R. M. Thompson.  Also Cicero Webb married Joesephenie McKenzie (both of Ustick) on 10 Nov 1869 by Rev. S. F. Millikan.  Rev. Millikan was pastor of the Congregational Church in Morrison (the Odell Building, see Morrison Historical Society Web page) and the father of Robert Millikan who won the Nobel Peace Prize in the 1920's.  From the dates, these may have been Grandchildren of your George G. Webb.




Looking for any Breese's, Breeze or Briese in the Whiteside county area. Thank you.
Surnames: WEBB
Submitter: Jonell Ellis Donnelly (jonell@earthlink.net)
Date: 12 May 1998


Hello, My name is Jonell Ellis Donnelly and I am trying to find information about my gggrandfather, Charles WEBB and my gggrandmother Sarah Jane WEBB. They are buried in Section #32 at Cottonwood Cemetery in Ustick. Dates of death: Charles December 1873 and Sarah = March 1846. Is anyone willing to help me find these records and possibly go to the cemetery to photograph the gravesites? I live in California and am unable to travel. Please Advise, Jonell Ellis Donnelly
Submitter: Odette Brandt (dobrandt@cyberhighway.net)
Date: 12 May 1998


I'm looking for information on Cyril SNYDER. He was born in Whiteside, Illinois in 1901 to Chester J. SNYDER and Marguerite Matilda (Tille) WOODRUFF. He was an only child, and he had only one child that survived. His location has been unknown since about 1921. If any one knows anything about him the information would greatly be appreciated.
Submitter: Bob Bollinger ( bollingr@flash.net)
Date: 12 May 1998


I have been working for years on trying to find the ancestors of my great-grandfather, Walter Gish BOLLINGER, but have been completely stopped because the 1880 census for Whiteside County, Illinois, which lists him at age 3 years shows him and (I suppose) his 1 year old brother, George, enumerated with the Henry HORN family and the Anna ALDRICH family. No other BOLLINGERs show up in the county at this time. His death certificate indicates that his father was from "Switzerland (French)". I am relatively sure that his mother's maiden name was GISH. I have been stuck there despite my best research. The following is the relevant information I have: 1. Walter Gish BOLLINGER; b. 29 Aug 1876 in Whiteside Co., IL; d. 12 Dec 1943 in Tom Green Co., TX m. Minnie Myrtle PETTEY; b. 1869 in Winchester, TN; d. 1921 in San Angelo, TX ***SON*** (My grandfather) 2. Jesse Pettey BOLLINGER; b. 02 Nov 1900 in Roswell, NM; d. 12 Nov 1970 in San Angelo, TX m. Hester May MITCHAM on 17 Jun 1925 in San Angelo, TX; b. 20 May 1904 in Malakoff, TX; d. 21 Nov 1984 in San Angelo, TX I would appreciate any information anyone could provide. Thanks in advance. Bob Bollinger Fort Worth, TX
Surnames: CURTIS FOX
Submitter: Bob Mosher (bmosher@serve.com)
Date: 12 May 1998


REPLY to CURTIS FOX Query This isn't a George Fox family, but in the 1860 census in Sterling Twp. is: Fox, Robt. 29 M NY Laborer Lutetia 23 F Pa Isabella 6 F NY George 4 M Il Allison 2 M Il Lois M. 2m F Il No Curtis that looked right. This Fox family was NOT in the 1870 census nor were there any likely Curtis families.
Surnames: CURTIS FOX
Submitter: Delleen Starner (daysinn@digisys.net)
Date: 12 May 1998


Adelbert John CURTIS married Isabelle Jane FOX ON 14 Dec 1878 at Rock Falls, Illinois. They later moved to Marie's County, MO. Word of mouth family history determines that the Father of Adelbert was Andrew T CURTIS b ca 1830 and that the Father of Andrew was Samuel J CURTIS. Isabelle seems to have come from a line of George FOXES Any and all clues would be appreciated.
Submitter: Penny (pendon@execpc.com)
Date: 10 May 1998


According to the 1920 Whiteside Co. Census, the Richardsons were  living in Sterling in 1920.  Here is the listing:

At 507 6th Avenue--313⁄321

Richardson, Ralph  M33 M         Ak (Actor) IL IL PA

   Lottie                 F33 M  wf    Ak           IN NY IN

    Rosalie             F  8 S dau                   IL IL IN

Peterson, Peter      M46 M bd *Railroad     NO NO NO

   Grace                F37 M bd                    NO NO NO

I do not find them in  the 1910 census for Whiteside Co at all.

Dawn Curtis dcurtis1@isd.net



Looking for Sarah (Snyder) PARKER b. abt 1826 OH d. 1892 Garden Plain, Whiteside, IL bur Garden Plain Cem. married Francis (Frank) PARKER b. abt 1826 VT d. 1900 Whiteside Co, IL bur. Garden Plain Cem. Children: Francis W, Mary A, Joseph R, Lillie F, Robert M, Hatty E, Sarah Sarah (Snyder) Parker's parents were Elizabeth (McMahan) Snyder b. 1793 OH or PA d. 1861 Garden Plain, IL bur Garden Plain Cem and Daniel Snyder from PA or OH (not much info on him) Anyone on the list researching these surnames?
Submitter: John Hutchins (celliefred@aol.com)
Date: 10 May 1998


According to the 1920 Whiteside Co. Census, the Richardsons were  living in Sterling in 1920.  Here is the listing:

At 507 6th Avenue--313⁄321

Richardson, Ralph  M33 M         Ak (Actor) IL IL PA

   Lottie                 F33 M  wf    Ak           IN NY IN

    Rosalie             F  8 S dau                   IL IL IN

Peterson, Peter      M46 M bd *Railroad     NO NO NO

   Grace                F37 M bd                    NO NO NO

I do not find them in  the 1910 census for Whiteside Co at all.

Dawn Curtis dcurtis1@isd.net  

Last Updated: 

Charlotta Pearl Pierce, b ca 1886 and married in Henry Co., IL, 29 May 1909: Ralph Vance Richardson, son of Vance and Melissa (SNYDER) RICHARDSON. Ralph was b. 18 Oct. 1886 in Henry Co., IL. The marriage record for Henry County (Book 3, page 170, # 10021, Cambridge) shows Ralph Vance Richardson, an actor who will be 23 at his next birthday, b. Orion and m. Lottie Pierce. Her marriage application shows she is from, and was born in, Indianapolis, IN; is the daughter of Benjamin H. and Jessie [Florence FOSTER] (COULTON) PIERCE; will be 23 at her next birthday and is a white Caucasian, as is the groom . Mr. John Colton was a witness as was her mother. They had, at least: F15111. Rosalie Richardson, a daughter born 14 May 1911 in Henry Co., IL (Book 7, p. 276). While Lottie and Ralph are enumerated with his parents in 1910 in Orion, they were also enumerated on their ownas actors over in STERLING, WHITESIDE Co., IL on the 13th of January (3rd Precinct; taken by Anne G. Buckley; ed 174, p. 18A) where they rented with the Petersons, #507 5th Ave.: Richardson Ralph;Head,R,M,W,23,m,-yy,ILILPA Lottie,wife,F, W,23,m,-yy,IN NY IN Rosalie,dau,F, W,08[?],s,yyy IL IL IN Where did Ralph and family go? Is 8 the correct age for Rosalie or is that a 5 or 3? Thanks!
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