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MaryA1126@aol.com Tue, 14 Jul 1998 23:57:10
There exists an Ejijah AUSTIN on your 1850 Census for
Winnebago Co. - Butler p.362. He is 50 and was born in NY. His wife is Louisa (40) bn:VT. One child is listed - James W. (4) b:IL. Elijah does not show up on the 1860 Census. Do you have any

information on any other relatives or where he went? He might be the father of Samuel Marion Austin b:1850. This has been a 10 year search. I would appreciate any help you can offer even if it proves to be an elimination. Thanks; MaryA1126@aol.com

MNations@aol.com Sun, 14 Jun 1998 18:55:27
ATKINSON. Would like to communicate with anyone wi
th any info on the following family which appears on the 1860 US Census of Harrison, Winnebago County: William ATKINSON 47 England, wife Lucy 38 NY, George 18 IL, James 15 IL, Charles 14 IL, Jane 10 IL, and Marella? 9 IL. Was Lucy the second wife of William? Did he and his first wife have a daughter named Isabella ATKINSON who married Hiram A. BARKER. Where are Isabella ATKINSON BARKER and her only child Luetta BARKER buried? It seems they both died before 1879. Please email me at MNations@aol.com.
Lee P. Haley lee47@galaxynet.com Wed, 10 Jun 1998 20:32:03
Looking for informat
ion on Victor Archer born 1875 died 1964. Married Elizabeth Reimer about 1899. Had a son George Archer born 1902 Rockford Illinois. Also had a daughter Velma. George married Tena Heideman 1926. They had daughter Shirley and sons Lawrence, Robert, and Leonard. None of the surviving family members have any information on Victor or his family. Tena's brother was Winnebago county sheriff in 1950's or 1960's.
Looking for information on the ANGLEMIRE family in Winnebago County. My earliest record is the 1880 census, showing Rob Anglemire and family, from PA. By 1900, there were also another Robert Anglemire(B: 2⁄1833) and John Anglemire(B:6⁄1861). How are these people related to Emanuel Anglemire who moved from PA to Will County, IL during the late 1850's? I am a descendant of Emanuel, and am trying to tie the family history together. Will gladly share information. jondonaker@aol.com.
Mary Anne Wheeler Mon, 26 May 21:06:40 1997
Searching for information on the family of Henr
y & Mary (ABELL) ABELL. Henry b 8Feb1777, Bennnington VT; d 30May1853, Roscoe IL. Mary d 9Oct1845, place unknown. Children: Almira, Franklin, Harry, Mosley, Laura, Franklin, Sidney, and Ralph. Any info welcome.
Walt Andreas, Sun, 6 Jul 1997 19:15:53
Requesting information for p
arents of Margaret ARCHER, b 28-Feb-1828 in Scotland, d 15-May-1876 in Durand, Winnebago County, IL. Margaret's parents were William K. Archer and Ann Finn.


Dave P. dmpurd@hotmail.com Tue, 09 Feb 1999 10:09:57

I have a copy of a letter that might be of interest to someone in Winnebago County. In return, I would like to know more about the man who wrote it. Specifically it is a letter written in 1862 shortly after the Civil War Battle of Shiloh, by one of the soldiers who was a survivor. He is writing home to his family (wife? mother? don't know which.) He talks about losing his blankets to the rebel troops, and being wet from the bullet holes in the tents. It is a very interesting 2 page letter. It is addressed to Cherry Valley, Winnebago County, Illinois. The signature is Sgt. Joseph S. Buck. What are the chances of finding out anything about Joseph? Does he have any decendants still living in the area? Did he survive the war? I found him listed in Company F of the 45th Infantry, however his residence there is listed as Flora. Where is Flora? I can't find that on the maps I've looked at. I'm not sure where to begin researching this. Is there any information you can share with me to help me out? I'd be glad to send a copy of the letter if you are interested. Thanks. Dave P.--dmpurd@hotmail.com

Charnee Smit CharneeS@aol.com Sat, 6 Feb 1999 19:39:55

I am trying to find out where in IL my grandfather, John William Boone, was born, and I have a clue that it might have been in Rockton or nearby. He was born in April 16, 1865. His parents were William Henry and Polly Ann (Howk) Boon. Any suggestions for finding John's birth record would be greatly appreciated. They may have been Baptist or Methodist. William and Polly Ann were in IL temporarily during the period when John was born. Their next oldest and next youngest children were born in Davis Co., Iowa where the family had a homestead. It is my theory that they went to IL during the latter part of the Civil War to get away from raiders who were burning out settlers in Davis Co. I also think they would have gone to stay with Boon(e) relatives. There was a Cyrenus Boone family in Rockton at least by 1872 when their first child, Frank Henry, was born there. This Cyrenus may have been related to my g grandfather, William Henry Boon. I have been researching this for over two years thru the internet and the Boone Mailing List, among other places, and have not yet found any documents to confirm where John William was born. I also am trying to establish the ancestry of his father, William Henry, who was from NY and who said his father was born in MA. Any info relating to these families would be most appreciated!! Charnee Smit

James R Schultz jschultz@essex1.com Fri, 26 Feb 1999 20:10:12

Morse and⁄or Bachelder Families--I have an old letter (1937) in which my g-g-aunt tells about her father, George Washington Bachelder, immigrating from Maine to Rockton, Illinois, in the 1830's where he built a blacksmith shop. Apparently his uncle, William Morse, had moved there even earlier in the 1830's and had planted an apple orchard with seeds he had brought with him from Maine. Is there any way of checking this information out to see if any of it is true? Jim Schultz <jschultz@essex1.com>.

Sharon Mke7391@aol.com Sat, 13 Feb 1999 19:54:45

Looking for information on Anthony Bigelow, wife Anna. Two children born in Rockford, IL. Edward born 1907 and Julia born 1905. Can anyone check the census records ? Also the death of Anthony (Antoin) Bigelow passed away May 28 or 29 1928, living with daughter, Mrs. Mary (Fred) Rodemeyer at the time in Rockford. Thanks for your help. Sharon

Patricia Sabin psabin@bellsouth.net Tue, 22 Sep 1998 22:11:38

According to Illinois archives, a Lyman F. BABCOCK fought in the Civil War, and is listed as residing in Rockford. I am searching for the descendents of a Lyman BABCOCK who married Emerancy ELLIS, January 13, 1851. Their children were: Charles F. BABCOCK, m. Sarah Daley; Fred Lyman BABCOCK, m. Addie Mitchell; Ida May BABCOCK, m. William Day Gates. My great grandfather, Guy Ellis Sabin, lived in DuPage County and kept a diary during the 1870's in which this family was mentioned frequently (as close friends as well as first cousins). He always referred to their home as "The Babcock Farm", which is not much help. Does anyone have a connection to this family? Pat Sabin

Dan Reynolds reynolds@3-cities.com Sat, 16 May 1998 08:20:45
I would like
further information about a Martin Borst ( born in NY 1816) married to Sarah Ann Campbell (born in Vermont 1823 ) who had a son Virgil born 1848 in Rockford, Winnebago County.
MNations@aol.com Thu, 14 May 1998 18:44:27
BARKER. Need info on Hiram Barker age 28 b. NY, his wife Isa
bella age 28 b. England, and daughter Luretta age 6 b. IL, listed on 1860 Census of Winnebago County, IL. Please email me at Mnations@aol.com.
Snyder, John snyder@advant.com Sun, 26 Apr 1998 10:38:59
I am looking for a
ny information about Amanda BENGSTON who was living in Cherry Valley in the 1930's. My great great grandfather Austin W. RAPELJE willed her a Vitanola and all of his records at the time of his death. I am interested as to the relationship of this person to my great great grandfather. If you have any information please email me, Pat Snyder at snyder@net66.com Thank you! Pat Snyder
Billie Leclerc bleclerc@sirinet.net Wed, 1 Apr 1998 22:12:51
BETZ--My great
grandfather's brother born and baptized in Jennerstown, Somerset County, PA 1841-1844, is rumored to have died in New Millford, Winnebago County, Illinois! His name was Emmanuel B. BETZ or maybe BETTS but I have no other information about him or about his life and⁄or family. Perhaps he has produced offspring who see his name here and know that there is an extended family of 'shirt-tail' relatives who are anxious to learn about him and them! Billie
Judy jgood@sbtmiami.net Fri, 13 Feb 1998 12:30:45

BROWN - WATSON--Searching for family info on Benjamin Franklin BROWN who married Louisa S. WATSON (no known dates on any) One child known, Clara M. "Carrie" BROWN b. Aug. 13, 1866 Winnebago Co., IL; d. June 15, 1950 IA; married Abraham GOOD Dec 25, 1885 IA. Is anyone researching this family who can help. Will share what little info I have. Judy jgood@sbtmiami.net

William B. Fagerstrom fagerstr@me.udel.edu Fri, 20 Mar 1998 14:37:17

Looking for information on BLOMBERG family who came to Rockford from Fagerhult, Sweden in 1870-1890. Know of Alfred b 1849, August b 1851 and Louisa b. 1857. They were Uncles and Aunt of my grand father Herman Fagerstrom b. 1867. William B. Fagerstrom fagerstr@me.udel.edu

Dallas Carley Dgc4gen@aol.com Sun, 8 Mar 1998 17:06:39

Searching for information re: Asher BEACH b. abt 1800, NY. Unknown when he went to IL, but he and his family appear in the 1850 Census in Winnebago Co., IL. (Children are all listed as being born in NY). His wife was Mercy YAW of VT. Their children: David, M. L., W. Henry, Luzetta and Rebecca. Hope someone out there has an Asher or a Mercy in their background and we can share information

Sara Newman, Mon, 5 Jan 1998 00:40:02 EST

I am looking for any information on my great grandfather Richard BAKER. The only info I have is that he was born about 1855-1860 Rockford Illinois. He married Margaret Kerhn and had six children, Ross, Richard, James Arley, Earl, and two daughters names unknown. I know this is not much to go on, but maybe someone can help me! Sara Newman--SybilOne@aol.com

Kathy Brown Sat, 10 Jan 1998 12:56:40

Looking for information on Daniel Jarvis BROWN. Born in Ogle County then moved to Stephenson County. His parents ran the Brown Hotel in Freeport. As an adult Daniel lived in Rockford and I assume that is where he died. I am trying to complete a family history. If your have any places to direct this research I would be most thankful. Kathy Brown

I am interested in the William and Matilda BROWN family. 1870 census records 5 sons, all born in Illinois: Charles, John Frederick, Alfred, Joseph. 1880 census-Index lists one more son, William. William, the father was born in England Matilda, the wife was born in Sweden. They were living in Pecatonica, County of Winnebago. E-mail Patricia at GTE⁄lea@gte.net
Note: Patricia must have moved, an e-mail response to her was undeliverable.

I am searching any information on the family or descendants of Eunice BENSON WEISS. I believe Eunice was born in Rockford around 1883; she married Adolph Weiss in Chicago in 1913; had one daughter, Virginia, born around 1922 or 1923 in Chicago. Believe she had at least one brother who remained in Rockford. Would appreciate any info on BENSONs in Rockford to get me started. Kathleen Craine, Chicago, IL, K-Craine@neiu.edu
I am researching some of Guilford township's founders Daniel BEERS⁄Mary HERRICK who drove their ox teams from Chicago to Winnebago in 1836 via New York and settled Guilford township⁄Rockford. These two were of the five original settlers who organized the First Methodist Church, now the Centennial Church (as of 1914; I don't know the name of the church now). They arrived with Deloss Gregory and family. Also researching Russell MARSH & family who settled in Guilford township 1838 and was married to Mary A. HAYES of Canada. Thier daughter married one of the Beers sons and eventually moved to Nebraska. They were my great & great-great grandparents. I have some newspaper articles dated from the early 1900's and would like to find more information on them before I travel to Rockford. I can be reached at keithh@kcnet.com Keith Halvorsen
Laura Kaatz , Fri, 08 Aug 1997 16:06:12

BLACK Family: I'm searching for information on the BLACK family, who immigrated from Ireland to the Philadelphia, PA, area in about 1848. They moved to Owen Township, Winnebago Co, IL, in about 1858. I have more, but would like to share⁄compare with others interested in this family. Thanks,

Laura Kaatz; 2316 W. Cothrell Street; Olathe, KS 66061(lkaatz@sprintmail.com)

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Anthony Cascio bearcubs@pacbell.net Sat, 20 Feb 1999 15:50:35

Looking for any and all information on Steve Cascio born in Sicily about 1891. Had brother Joseph. Married Mary Lampo of La. Any help on his parents and ⁄or brothers and sisters will be appreciated. Thanks Anthony Cascio Roseville, Ca formerly Rockford

Tim Carman tcarman@swbell.net Wed, 30 Dec 1998 08:36:45

I would like to verify that my g-g-g-grandparents were living in Winnebago County, IL in 1870. Their names were John Joshua Carman and Mary (Fisher) Carman. They apparently died in Winnebago County in 1870 and 1878, respectively. It is possible that were several other Carman ancestors living there at the time, also, (including possibly my g-g-grandfather, Alpheus Carman). I believe that there is a Carman cemetery in Winnebago Co as well. Any info is appreciated. Tim Carman Colwich, Kansas.

Bob & Mary  Fenstermann romafens@redoak.heartland.net Thu, 10 Dec 1998 18:51:27

I am researching the Gabriel D. Cornwell and Thomas J. Matthews families. Looking to find their ancestors. Thanks. Robert Fenstermann,1110 Corning St. Red Oak, IA 51566

Sharon Thomasson thomasson@hughestech.net Fri, 11 Dec 1998

Willing to share info about the CARTER family who are related toWILLIAM CARTER & LIZA MUNDAY, who came to Rockford in 1854.Sharon Thomasson

Traci Record trecord@newwaveis.com Mon, 21 Dec 1998 20:02:16

Looking for descendants and or information of Mrs. Thomas Campbell, first name unk., This family was living in Rockford in 1933. She was the daughter of John Bridges⁄Bridget and Barbara Paton, the family came to the United States from Dalry,Ayrshire,Scotland in the 1880's.Any help will be appreciated.

WILLIAM ELDER welder@startext.net Mon, 26 Oct 1998 13:19:55

Researching COLLIER, COLYER, COLYAR, etc. in Greene County, TN. On recent visit there learned that a researcher from Winnebago County, IL had been there in last few months looking for information on COLLIER surname. Would like to make contact with her. Thank you. Shirley, Arlington, TX

Connie Young FYoung4550@aol.com Fri, 8 May 1998 00:04:54

Seeking information on Herbert Thomas CASE b. abt 1898 who married Emma Adell SCHOFIELD. They lived in Rockford, Winnebago Co. IL. off Simpson Rd. They had the following children Richard, Harold, Herbert, Russell, Jean, and Gilbert. Thanks for any info anyone can give me. Connie Young

Merlin D. Campbell DorMer@aol.com Fri, 15 May 1998 22:38:33

Searching for any information on my Grandfather, CAMPBELL, Robert Franklin, born 15 October 1859, in Winnebago County, IL. Also any information on his Parents (my Grandparents), CAMPBELL, John Henry, born about 1804 in New York, and COULTER, Elizabeth Ann, born 1836,in Ohio. Any information on my CAMPBELL ancestors would be greatly appreciated! Thank you. Merlin D. Campbell

Otto & Janice Enk olenk@reliable-net.net Wed, 08 Apr 1998 13:01:50

I saw in the 1860 census index where there was a Samuel Chapman family and a Christian Family there. I am looking for Samuel and Nancy Christian Chapman, both born in Ten. and her parents Thomas and Frances Christian. Can anyone help. Thanks. Janice Enk

RogerCubs@aol.com Thu, 30 Oct 1997 07:42:14

Our surnames are CRAMER, KRAMER, MATTER, MOTTER, SCHELLING, SHILLING, HEPFER, LIGHT, SCHOTT, HOVERLAND, BEARMAN, FOGLE, GARKEY, AUGUST Also would appreciate if you could add links to our genealogy web site: http:⁄⁄members.aol.com⁄rogercubs⁄index.html

Roger and Sue Cramer, Rockford, IL

William B. Fagerstrom fagerstr@me.udel.edu Fri, 20 Mar 1998 14:16:03

Looking to share information on CARLSTEDT family. My grandmother Ebba (Carlstedt) Fagerstrom came to Rockford with her brothers Martin, Hugo, Henry and sisters Bertha (Carlstedt) Peterson and Signe (Carlstedt) Bjorkman from Eksjo, Smaland, Sweden in 1890-1910 period. William B. Fagerstrom fagerstr@me.udel.edu

C.V. Randall crandall@airmail.net Sat, 14 Mar 1998 20:26:28

Spafford CHAPMAN was one of five brothers, ORVILLE, DANIEL, FOSTER and VOLNEY They were the sons of HENRY DEARINGER AND MARIE ARMER CHAPMAN. They were born in New York and moved to Michigan in the 1840's. HENRY apparently deserted the family and I believe MARIE married a JACKSON. SPAFFORD moved his family to Rockford, Ill. Second wife was CHARLOTTE and he had two boys and a girl. The names I have areAVE, ASHER and SHER. I would appreciate any information on this family.

Rex Baker nixsys@pacbell.net Thu, 26 Mar 1998 14:34:44

In search of info Patrick CUFF and⁄or descendants. Died 24 Oct 1847 St. Patrick's Cemetary (aka Irish Grove ) across county line in Stephenson County. Rex Baker, Redondo Beach, California

Claudia Schuman ClaudiaS@prodigy.net Sun, 01 Mar 1998 00:28:56

I am researching the James CLARK family who came to the US from Gunthorpe, Norfolk County England in 1836, lived in NY for three years, then moved west to Winnebago County, IL. James and Phoebe (NEWTON) CLARK settled in Seward, IL., in 1847. They had the following children: Margaret, John, Elizabeth, Martha, Emily, Robert W., James N., Isaac. B., Franklin M., Newell, D., and Doane O. In 1845, James' two brothers, Samuel and Robert CLARK and their families, and his parents, James and Elizabeth (SCHEFT) CLARK also came to the US and settled in Seward Twp. I have traced the family in Gunthorpe, England to 1747 and have been tracing the descendants of James and Phoebe CLARK to the present. I would like to exchange information with any descendants so they may be added to the database. Some of the other surnames connected to this family are: Bates, Withers, Butts, Hibbard⁄Hebard, Locke, Coolidge, Anderson, Stewart, Broadie.

Kay Diekemper dikempk@accessus.net Tue, 28 Oct 1997 07:23:43

Looking for Descendants of Edwards COFFMAN who lived in Rockford in 1960-1970. He was the son of Isaac Granville and Edith COFFMAN. He was listed in a 73rd Wedding Anniversary article on Issac and Edith in the Bloomington, IL paper. Any help appreciated. Will exchange information if we link up. Thanks Kay Diekemper, dikempk@accessus.net⁄

SOBPatchet@aol.com Sat, 7 Feb 1998 23:16:38 EST

Josephine CLARK is listed in an 1891 will as dau of a WILCOX descendant. She was living in Rockford, Winnegbago Co, ILL The Wilcox family resided in NY. I am looking for information on this family. Daughter may have stayed in NY. Please e-mail me. This is a Mayflower line. SOBPatchet@aol.com

KENGENEWOODALL@webtv.net (Ken Woodall) Sat, 11 Oct 1997 07:02:47 -0700

Looking for information on CLARK. amaziah, CLARK, philander, and CLARK, possible parents; all from n.y. thanks.

Looking for CLAYTON and⁄or PURTLE in Winnebago County. George CLAYTON, b c1871 Rockford, IL m. Mary PURTLE c1875 around 1903. They had at least 1 child: Daniel George CLAYTON, who was born in PA. George, while born in Rockford, was a miner with the Pitt Coal Co. in PA at the time of Daniel's birth. srhandley@juno.com
Barbara Stephens, Mon 7 Jul 1997 04:27:35

I am looking for information on my Grandparents. Grandfather's name was Alva G. CHAPMAN, Grandmother's name was Florence PRATT. My Father was born June 24, 1918. At the time of his birth they lived at 1114 Benton St., Rockford, Ill. My Father's name at time of birth was Edwin Chapman. He was adopted on June 7, 1921. I know they had at least 1 other child. At the time of the signing of the adoption papers, My Grandfater lived at 513 Jefferson St. in Rockford, Ill. and my Grandmother lived in Dixon, Ill. Year of birth for both would be between 1895 and 1997. When my Father was in his early twenties he found his sister. There was a newpaper write-up about this and their Father saw it and contacted them. They refused to see him, but my Father said he was a sheriff in Wheaton, Ill. at that time. I am interested in any info available, and would greatly appreciate any help given.

Laura Kaatz , Fri, 08 Aug 1997 16:06:12: Crowely Family

I'm searching for information on the CROWLEY family who moved from Mass.to Cayuga Co, NY, to Harrison, Durand and Howard Townships in Winnebago Co, IL. Please contact me at:

Laura Kaatz; 2316 W. Cothrell Street; Olathe, KS 66061 (lkaatz@sprintmail.com)

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Anne Hayes hayesmk@exis.net Thu, 22 Oct 1998 07:34:09

Looking for info on Michael Joseph DOCHES, b.8 October 1916 in Farmington (Fulton Co), IL to Anton and Petronella (KAISER) DOCHES. Moved to the Rockford area in 1922, and died 2 March 1969. I already have his death record, and a faded out birth entry. I'm trying to locate info about the St. Thomas High School he graduated from about 1933-1934 and a picture of him. He entered the US Army from Chicago on 15 Aug 1940 and discharged from Ft. Devens, MA 19 Sept 1945 (NPRC in St. Louis can't find his records, possibly destroyed in their 1973 fire). Any ideas⁄help would be appreciated, and can be sent to my email or mailing address. Thank you for your help, Mrs. Anne Hayes, 1065 Whales Run Ct, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5517

Jonathan Snyder GENEAL11@aol.com Sat, 4 Jul 1998 07:55:11

My relative, Johanna Andersdotter, was born 24 June 1824 to Andreas Andersson and Stina Jansdotter in Borgunda Parish, Skaraborgs län, Sweden. She married a man surnamed DEMALDER. They had the following children: 1. John Demalder; 2. Emma Demalder, married a Svenson; 3. Christine Demalder, married a Larson; 4. Gustaf Demalder--I have no additional information on this family such as dates or places of birth or death. Would appreciate any information that could be provided. Virginia Beach, VA

Edward Deckard edeckard@iamerica.net Sat, 20 Jun 1998 14:08:57
I am looking for the d
escdants of George Washington DECKARD (b. 8 June 1887 and d.15 June 1970 in Sullivan Co IN. In the newspaper obit several members of the family were listed as being from Rockford, IL. In the SS death index, I find that several of these children are not deceased, but like to make contact with their survivors inorder to complete my Deckard family index. I will be glad to share materials that I have. Edward Deckard, 24 Willow DRive, Monroe, LA 71201 e-mail: <edeckard@iamerica.net>
John Spencer jspencer@mnsinc.com Thu, 11 Jun 1998 10:15:32
Looking for info on Rockford resident Ol
ive Danielson, who died 25 Nov 1991 at age 83. How could I find a local obit?
Paul Dale pdale@sprynet.com Tue, 16 Jun 1998 18:28:55 (update)
Searching for Wil
lard Edward Dale born 25 April 1861 Winnebego Co., IL married 6 Nov 1886 unknown place, Sarah Lizzie (Elizabeth) Warner born 17 June 1864 Marshall Co., IL. Willard died 2 Nov 1897 unknown place. Sarah died 19 Feb 1912 unknown place. They had the following children: 1)Myrtle Saphire Dale born 18 Aug 1887 Trenton, Hitchcock Co., NE died 13 Sept 1892 unknown place--2) Ernest Willard Dale born 30 Dec 1888 Trenton, Hitchcock Co., NE married unknown time and place to Lola Belle Dennis 27 Feb 1897 unknown place. Ernest died 15 Nov 1967 Beaver, Beaver Co., OK. Buried Fogan Cemetery, Beaver Co., OK. --3)Truman Edward Dale born 24 Sep 1890 Grafton, Fillmore Co., NE died 19 Aug 1892 unknown place. --4)Mable Cathern Dale born 7 Sep 1892 Gothenburg, Dawson Co., NE married unknown time and place to Jesse Sprott. Mable died 24 July 1936, both buried Ford cemetery, Ford, KS.--5)Elmer Eugene Dale born 25 Jan 1895 Gothenburg, Dawson Co., NE married 6 Jun 1928 Port Townsend, Jefferson Co., WA. Florence Mae Brown born 7 May 1902 Thebes, Alexander Co., IL. Elmer died 1 Apr 1959 Loveland, Larimer Co., CO. Florence died 4 Jul 1990 Vancouver, Clark Co., Wa.--6) Walter Washington Dale born 2 Jul 1897 Bentonsport, Van Buren Co., IA married unknown time and place Dona Sego. Walter died 15 Jan 1968 Duncan, Stephens Co., OK After the death of Willard, Sarah married 22 June 1898 Anderson Co., KS Joseph Conrad born 30 Apr 1874 TX. They had the following children:

1)George Marion Conrad born 11 Oct 1900 Harris, Anderson Co., KS married 14 Jan 1939 unknown place Velma Adams. George and Velma buried Fogan Cemetery, Beaver Co., OK.--2) Frank Albert Conrad born 5 Feb 1903 Mineral Point, Coffee Co., KS. died 17 March 1969 Fogan, Beaver Co., OK--3) Louie Allen Conrad born 18 Oct 1906 near Beaver, OK Any information on the above individuals appreciated. Paul pdale@sprynet.com


Paul Dale pdale@sprynet.com Wed, 24 Sep 1997 21:59:38

I'm searching for: Willard Edward DALE b. 25 Apr 1861 Winnebago County, IL d. 2 Nov 1897 m. 6 nov 1886 to Sarah Lizzie WARNER b. 17 Jun 1864 Marshall County, IL d. 19 Feb 1912, her mother: Rosa S. WARNER b. 1823 DEU, found on the 1900 census, Reeder Township, Alexander County, KS. Any info please contact me at: pdale@sprynet.com


DeWolff, Elliott, Easingwood, Midgley, and Geiser = see [W]
I'm looking for historical info in my DOOLITTLE ancestors. Alonzo Philetis DOOLITTLE was b. 1839, Harlem Twp.; m. Nancy MCCOY in 1859 and died in 1920, Roscoe, Winnebago Co. They had at least two children, Ida Angeline 1860 (d. 1862), and my Grandfather Martin James DOOLITLE, b. 1864 in Harrison. As you see, I have a bunch of stats here but what I'm looking for is more interesting stuff such as occupations, social things, newspaper obits. Anything like that. David SHUMWAY Bardue wrinklys@whidbey.net

Johannes E. DANIELSON (1836-1888) arrived in the US in 1865-66 and went directly to Rockford, IL. Ship's record indicates wife was Catharina PETERSDOTTER. No indication that he had any children with him. He had 3 children: Johannah Marie Danielson, Alfred J. Danielson and Charles F. Danielson. The 1903 Rockford city directory lists Magdalena as his widow with children Alfred and Charles still living at home. Seeking information on Alfred or Charles Danielson and Magdelena and Catharina. ibangels@aol.com
Daun Donyes Tue, 6 May 1997 13:01:51

I am looking for information on the DONYES family. Originally from Green County, WI, they lived in Durand about 1910-1920. George DONYES is buried at the Durand Cemetery. His son, Jesse, moved on to Chicago in the 1920s. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Daun Donyes

Connie Odgers Sat Jun 21 21:08:05 1997
DANIELS - Looking
for information on Rhoda Emma Daniels born 6-10-1858 Pecatonica, Winnebago Co, Illinois. Parents were Charles Daniels and Henrietta (last name unknown). Rhoda married James Carl Odgers born 9-9-1846 Mineral Point, Iowa Co, Wisconsin. James and Rhoda homestead in Grant Township, Washington Co, Kansas. Rhoda died 7-2-1932 in Haddam, Washington Co, Kansas. If you can help please e-mail me. Thanks

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Mark Ellis Mon Sep 8 17:54:49 1997
am looking for information about my great grandfather Elisha Ellis. He is listed in the Illnois Death index as having died Aug 3 1923 in Donnellson, Il in Montgomery county. His wifes name was Louella(maiden name Oswald). They had at least one son named Aden Leroy who was born in Rockford Il. I really just need verification that this is the same Elisha Ellis that was from the Rockford area. The death certificate number is listed as 0680347. I am looking for an obituary or church record that can prove him as the same person that lived around Rockford in 1885. I will follow up on the lead, if I can get some help. Thank you.

Elliott, Easingwood, DeWolff, Midgley, and Geiser = see [W]
Tom M. Oates or DASY64B@prodigy.com Fri, 18 Jul 1997 18:04:56

T.M.Oates@juno.com Would like death dates or burial information on Charles and Amy Epps living possibly in Rockford 1900 -1950's. They had three children Everett , Ellen May and Inez Epps.

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Diane Egelston tgegelst@uswest.net Thu, 31 Dec 1998 07:36:52

Subject: DANIEL FISHER, WINNEBAGO COUNTY Searching for DANIEL FISHER family. Dan was born in WV in 1876 and moved to Rockford, IL in th early 1900's. He had 2 sons, EARL and GLEN. EARL was married to THELMA ???? and they had 1 boy and 2 girls. Would love to talk to any descendants. Will gladly exchange information. Diane Fisher Egelston

Mildred Prather mprather@mail.coin.missouri.edu Sat, 03 Oct 1998 18:19:28

Looking for information about Joseph FOLSOM and Sarah PRATHER (b. 1815-20), married 1836 in Fulton Co., IL. Believe they lived in Winnebago Co. in 1850. (Mildred L. Prather, 2408 Park DeVille Pl, Columbia, MO 65203) mprather@mail.coin.missouri.edu

Diane Egelston tgegelst@uswest.net Mon, 28 Dec 1998 18:46:12

Searching for Daniel Fisher famly. Dan was born in WV in 1876 and moved to Rockford, Winnebago County, IL in the early 1900's. He had 2 sons, Earl Glen. Earl was married toa Thelma ????? and they had 1 boy and 2 girls. Would love to talk to any descendants. Will gladly exchange information. Diane Fisher Egelston

James R. Wall kap00582@centuryinter.net Wed, 15 Jul 1998 16:05:03

Seeking any inofrmation on Jonathan FISHER b 12-17-1838, Rockford, IL d 11-17-1895, buried in Lake Arthur,Jeff Davis Parish, LA and Emma Mary Ann BARTLET , b in England 5-16-1847 d 10-26-1891 buried in Lake Arthur, Jeff Davis Parish, LA married on 1-1-1866. I have Bible given to Jonathan FISHER by his father dated 1865. Would like any and all help on this FISHER clan.

Patrick Barton Fri, 11 Jul 1997 00:57:05

I am doing research on the following names : FLYNN, TURNEIL (not sure of the spelling ) KAVANAUGH and NEWMAN. The information I have is that in the 1850's or 1860's my Great-Grandfather; John Kavanaugh Flynn (1845-1916) came west to Illinois to visit an uncle named ? Kavanaugh who lived in or around Cherry Valley. He met and married one Ellen Turneil ( 1845-1912);my great-grandmother I am not clear as to how her maiden name was spelled; it could be TURNEAL or TURNEILLE The story goes that the Turneil's (?) came to Cherry Valley directly from Ireland My great-great Grandfather Thomas Turneil and my Great-great grandmother Betsy NEWMAN Turneil had fifteen children. Eleven of the children died before they reached adulthood and as the story reads; They were buried side by side I assume in a Catholic cemetery in or near Cherry Valley John K. Flynn and Ellen Turneil were married in 1868 and moved to Hazel Green , Wisconsin. Note: Please ignore my previous message, as it was sent out before I had finished My name is Patrick Barton and my E-Mail address is BART1952@aol.com Any help would be appreciated

William B. Fagerstrom fagerstr@me.udel.edu Fri, 20 Mar 1998 14:07:46

Looking to sharing information on FAGERSTROM family. My grandfather August Herman, his brothers Gust, Karl, Conrad, Lindor, Albert and sister Jenny (Swenson) came to US from Fagerhult, Smaland, Sweden in the 1890-1910 period.

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Mpurdy@aol.com Sat, 6 Feb 1999 11:55:02

GUYNN, Oliver born 22 Sept 1878 Paines Point, IL. Resided ca 1900 Rockford, IL. Married a Hazel ?. Any information PLEASE. Father: Robert Anderson Guynn and Mother: Clare Hester (Hedrick) Guynn. Clara died 1892 in Rockford, IL

Maureen Fesler maureenf@uclink4.berkeley.edu Thu, 22 Oct 1998 11:42:33

My gg grandfather EDWARD GILMORE (b. 1865) lived in Winnebago County with his wife ELECTA GILMORE. Rockford city directory in 1891 lists him as a laborer. They had seven children between 1885 and 1896. Electa died shortly after giving birth to her seventh child in 1896-7. Several of the children were put in an orphanage -- I think in Rockford -- and the rest were adopted (I believe their names were John, Ernest, Ethel, Edith, Walter, Edward(my grandfather) and Fred ) Wondering if anyone had any suggestions about orphanages in Rockford, or access to guardianship files, etc. Winnebago County Clerk has no record of any of the children's births. Any help appreciated. Maureen Fesler maureenf@uclink4.berkeley.edu

update: Sgrummon@aol.com Tue, 14 Jul 1998 21:01:15

My GG-Grandfather, Horace B. GRUMMON, d. 1888 is buried in the Cherry Valley Cemetery with his wife, Caroline BARTON Grummon, d. 1864 and daughter Lurana GRUMMON Ewing, d. 1863. His son, Sidney GRUMMON, d. 1880 and his wife, Sarah C. MAY Grummon, d. 1882 are also buried in Cherry Valley Cemetery. I have a copy of an obituary for his other son George GRUMMON, buried in the Belvidere Cemetery but wondered if there may be obituaries available on any of the above people. I am unable to find out Horace's parent's names. Any help you may be able to give me would be greatly appreciated.

SGrummon@aol.com Fri, 31 Oct 1997 16:13:31

I am researching the Grummon family and George Homer Grummon is the son of my GG-grandfather, Horace B. Grummon. George Homer is buried in the Belvidere Cemetery and Horace is buried in the Cherry Valley Cemetery, as is Sidney Grummon. I am wondering if there are any inscriptions in the Bible or anything that might tell me Horace's parents names. Thank you for your help and time. Susan Grummon

Ruth Lilly Sat Apr 5 07:09:30 1997
eorge Lilly married Marie Jones daughter of Samuel Jones, sister of George Jones. The family lived in Pine Rock Twp. She died after birth of son Sylvester Lilly, about 1853. George then married Mary Gifford at Rockford. Approx. 1860 they moved to Buchanan Co Iowa; about 1869 moved to Adair Co Iowa. George and Mary are buried there. I descent from George and Marie. An obit written by George's daughter states another son Miles died about 8 days after Sylvester was born. There are no cemetery records for Miles. Was he Sylvester's twin or an older brother? George and Mary's descendants are in need of info on the Gifford family also. She married first Stanley?? Smith. I would like to contact other members of this family. George Lilly's father appears to be David Lilly buried at Larabee, Cherokee Co. Iowa. Who are his parents? Contact me at E-Mail RuLilly@aol.com or Ruth Lilly
Geiser, DeWolff, Elliott, Easingwood, and Midgley = see [W]
Mrs. Charlotte C. Smith Thu, 19 Jun 08:57:14 1997
and John MEAD were married in 1858 in Winnebago County. Both born in Ireland. Would like any info on Mary or John.
Walt Andreas, Sun, 6 Jul 1997 19:15:53
equesting info on parents and Grandparents of Mary Jane GIBBONS, b 1-May-1866 d 1948. Parents were Matthew GIBBONS b 1840 d 1908 and Ellnor Raine b 1837 d 1896. Looking to fill in any detail available.
Diane Walden, Tue, 5 Aug 1997 14:38:52 -0400 (EDT) - Surname GUMMOW

Searching for information on Charles GUMMOW b. in England, wife unknown. Children: Henry b. 1814 England m. Mary Ann CHAMPION Bell (she had one child before this marriage - Elizabeth BELL. Charles had at least two other sons who may have gone to California around 1860. Henry GUMMOW's children are: Howard b. 1869, Samuel G. b. 1866, William B. b. 1867, Francis b. 1870, Mary Ann b. 1871, Hattie H. b. 1874, Charles b. Jan 16, 1873, George, Albert, Henry Jr., Fredrick Jan 1, 1876, Emily Taylor. The GUMMOW lived in the Harrison, Winnebago County, Illinois for many years. Charles GUMMOW was found on the 1880 US Census listed living in the household of his Henry GUMMOW. Any information on this family will be very helpful. Diane Walden

Donald P. Corris 979896N@knotes.kodak.com Wed, 11 Mar 1998 12:56:35
Looking for inf
ormation on the GARRETT and SWENSON families in Rockford Illinois. Charlotte May GARRETT and Lola Frances GARRETT (twins born 02⁄16⁄1896) to Frank GARRETT - Moulder - American Age 28 Place of Birth Rockford Illinois and Charlotte (Lottie) SWENSON - place of birth Sweden.Charlotte (Swenson) died shortly after delivering the twins. Charlotte May Garrett was baptized Feb 19, 1896 at the First Lutheran Church, Rockford Illinois. The twins were adopted and taken to the Isle of Man. Any information on Frank (born approx 1868) and Charlotte Swenson (born approx 1868) would be greatly appreciated.

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John Gamerdinger jgamer@asapnet.net Fri, 04 Dec 1998 23:01:38

Subject: Mary Jenks Hutson--My great-grandmother Mary M. Jenks was the 2nd of 8 children of Erastus Jenks, 15 years of age in the 1850 census for Rockford, Winnebago Co. Ill. Sometime before 1855, she married (?possibly Algeron?) Hutson. Since her son Albert Jerome Hutson was born in Rockford, Winnebago, Il 17 May 1855, It is likely that the marriage took place in or near Rockford as well. By 1857, she was widowed, and had moved to LaCrosse County Wisconsin, where on 16 Nov 1857 she married my great-grandfather Milo Abbott. I would like to find the record of Mary's Marriage to (?Algeron?) Hutson, (some records show Hudson,) and⁄or a death record for (?) Hutson. Would also be interested to find out if Erastus Jenks, her father , was still in IL in 1860. In 1870 US & in 1875 WI census he was in LaCrosse Co.,WI.. Any help would be much appreciated. Sincerely, John C. Gamerdinger <jgamer@asapnet.net>

Phyllis O'Shea Phyll5061@aol.com Sun, 4 Oct 1998 13:17:10

Does anyone have information about James Heffernan and wife, Mary Crogan? They are listed in the 1860 census in Belvidere Roll 157, page 616. They had four children at the time: Mary-7,Margaret-4, Michael-2, John-1. James went to the gold rush in California in late 1850's. After nine years of separation, he sent for his wife. Her mother came with her and the children by train across the Panama Canal and by ship to San Francisco where they had three more children. Is there a local paper that might mention people leaving for the Gold Rush or journeying to California? Any other clues would be greatly appreciated. Happy hunting, Phyllis O'Shea <phyll5061@aol.com>

Yvonne & John Shultis yshultis@urec.net

Tue, 13 Oct 1998 19:25:12 Updated email address 10⁄2001


HUDSON, David and Amelia. Searching for information regarding David HUDSON (b. 18 Mar 1823 in Scotland, d. between 1900-1906) and his wife Amelia E. BRYNING (b. 9 Mar 1832 in Ontario, d. ca. 1914-15), their son John William Hudson (b. 21 Jan 1850 inOntario), m. Zelia Adelaide LOMER.John and Zelia's son Rollin W. Hudson was b. 20 Jul 1873. David and Amelia moved to Winnebago Co, Rockton, IL, in 1856, where David was a blacksmith⁄ carriage manufacturer. Does anyone know anything about the dates of death of these people, or the whereabouts of their descendants? Please contact Yvonne Shultis at yshultis@urec.net.

Susan Gail Hammond hammond@televar.com Mon, 06 Jul 1998 17:06:56
Searching for informat
ion on birth of Myron Jay Hammond, b. 17 Sep 1883, Rockford, Winnebago, IL, to John Edward Hammond and Valeria A. Starbuck.Family lived in the area for short while.Please contact me. Sue Hammond, hammond @televar.com
LeesanS@aol.com Sat, 30 May 1998 17:32:02
I am trying to locate
a cousin, PETER HENSLEY, who grew up in Rockford during most of the years between 1934 and 1952. He had a older sister named Ann. He lived with his mother who was divorced from his father, Ralph E. Hensley who lived in Chico, California. Peter was a football player at his high school (Rockford High School?) During the summer of 1951 he worked as a counselor at Camp Rotary. I have some family history information that I would like to share with him.

Madlyn Lee Hensley Schmidt--LeesanS@aol.com--Sat, 20 Jun 1998 21:08:27

I am trying to locate my cousins, Ann and Peter Hensley, who grew up in the Rockford area. Ann was born about 1932 and Peter was born about 1934. Ann married a man named Bud and lived with him in Northern California in the early 1950s. Peter went to Rockford High School where he was on the football team. He also played golf. In the summer of 1951 Peter was a camp counselor at Camp Rotary, outside of Rockford. Please help!

Doneva Shepard doneva@wcn.net Thu, 14 May 1998 14:00:21 Revised from 11⁄97
My g-g-grandfather, John L
. HASTINGS was the "President" of Pecatonica, IL, from it's formation (1869) until close to the turn of the century. Anybody know what the President did? Was it like current day "Mayor"? He had 4 children,
Howard Warren HASTINGS m. Frances Adel
ma HARBAUGH (my ancestor)
Does anybody know anything about this HASTINGS fami
ly? I have no other information than this. Would love to know who the girls married, where John L. HASTINGS is buried or anything about his service or life in the community of Pecatonica. Thank you, Doneva Shepard; Lincoln City, OR
Linda Doty Kinquest@pyramid.net Wed, 20 May 1998 15:43:01
Looking for information on Henry and Elizabeth H
UTCHINSON, whose son Edward Wilbur HUTCHIINSON was born in Winnebago Co. IL 12 June 1875 - in Rockford. Linda Kinquest@pyramid.net
Natalie KB0JBT@aol.com Thu, 23 Apr 1998 16:56:57
HOUSEMAN - seeking information from either
Winnebago County, IL or Rock County, WI on descendants of Benjamin HOUSEMAN b. about 1800 in NY, d. aft 1866 in WI or IL, first wife Emma d. early 1850's, son Hiram b.abt 1834; second wife Trefana, son, George b. 1855 WI, married Sarah Elizabeth OSGOOD 1879 in WI, d. 1902 OK and daughter, Amy b. abt 1863 married William M. STENSON 1883 in Beloit, WI. Contact Natalie kb0jbt@aol.com
GENEAL11@aol.com Sat, 2 May 1998 22:06:40
Would like to locate living descenda
nts of Per ("Peter") HOLMBERG and Maria Persdotter. Per was born 22 Jan 1822 in Dala Parish, Skaraborgs län, Sweden to Andreas Andersson and Stina Jansdotter. He died 22 Dec 1906 in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL; bur. 24 Dec 1906 at Scandinavian Cemetery in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL. He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1868 and settled in Rockford, but later moved to Pecatonica, IL. Per and Maria later returned to Rockford. Per and Maria HOLMBERG had children PerJohan ("John") (b. 21 Jun 1855 in Stenstorp Parish, Skaraborgs län, Sweden), Christina Louisa (b. 21 May 1858 in Stenstorp Parish, Skaraborgs län, Sweden, d. Apr 1946, bur. Apr. 1946 at Scandinavian Cemetery in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL), Emma Gustava (b. 19 Apr 1861 in Haggum Parish, Skaraborgs län, Sweden, d. Sep 1939, bur. Sep 1939 at Scandinavian Cemetery in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL), August Joel (b. 20 Jun 1871 in Pecatonica, Winnebago Co., IL, d. 3 Nov 1964 in Lakeland, Polk Co., FL, bur. 6 Nov. 1964 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Chicago, Cook Co., IL) Christina Louisa HOLMBERG m. Aaron NORDIN 17 Dec. 1884 in Winnebago Co., IL. They had children Lillie Elizabett, Anna Susie Amelia and Roy. Emma Gustava Holmberg m. Frans Robert LARSON 27 Sep 1884 in Winnebago Co., IL. They had children Frank Irving, Herbert and Jennie. August Joel Holmberg m. (1) Lillian Bowen; div., m. (2) Jennie J. Flood abt 1907. August Joel HOLMBERG had children Florence, Isabel and Bertha Marie.

update: GENEAL11@aol.com
Larson-Holmberg--My relative, Emma G
ustava Holmberg, was born 19 Apr. 1861 in Haggum Parish, Skaraborgs län, Sweden to Per Holmberg and Maria Andersdotter. They immigrated from Sweden to Pecatonica in 1868.Emma Gustava Holmberg married Frans Robert (AKA Robert F.) Larson 27 Sep 1884 in Winnebago Co. They were members of First Lutheran Church in Rockford for 60 years.Frans Robert Larson had the following children, and perhaps others unknown:--1. Frank Irving Larson, b. 5 May 1892; d. March 1974.--2. Herbert Carl Larson--3. Jennie E. Larson, b. abt. 1893; d. Feb. 1917. I would like any additional information available concerning the children and grandchildren of Frans Robert Larson and Emma Gustava (Holmberg) Larson. Jonathan Snyder; Virginia Beach, VA


My relative, Christina Louisa Holmberg, was born 21 May 1858 in Stenstorp Parish, Skaraborgs län, Sweden to Per Holmberg and Maria Andersdotter. She died 19 Apr 1946 in Omaha, NE. She married Aaron Nordin 17 Dec 1884 in Rockford. They were married by Rev. Gustaf Peters of First Lutheran Church in Rockford. She moved from Rockford to Omaha, NE in 1934.Aaron Nordin was born 19 Oct 1854 in Smoland, Sweden and immigrated to the United States in the Spring of 1879. He ldied 15 Feb 1927 in Rockford, IL. The children of Aaron Nordin and Christina Louisa Holmberg included, among others: 1. Lillie Elizabett Nordin, b. 10 Oct 1885 in Winnebago Co., IL.--2. Anna Susie Amelia Nordin, b. abt 1888 in Winnebago Co., IL; d. 3 Feb 1907 in Cherry Valley, IL.--3. Roy Nordin. At the time of his father's death in 1927, he was a resident of Kirkland, IL.
At the ti
me of Christina Louisa (Holmberg) Nordin's death, grandchildren of Aaron Nordin and Christina Louisa Holmberg included: 1. Mrs. Ray Erickson of Rockford--2. Mrs. Elmer Vett of Rockford--3. Harold Nordin of Rockford, serving in the Army in Germany--4. Donald Blair of Monroe Center--5. Mrs. Roy Norman of Chicago--6. Roy Beers of Rockton--7. Mrs. Geroge Hettinger of Linn Grove, IA
I don't know which children of Aaron and Chris
tina Nordin these grandchildren were children of. For anyone who can enlighten me, I would greatly appreciate it.Jonathan Snyder; Virginia Beach

Sally J irishsal@cmn.net Wed, 27 May 1998 15:28:13
I am looking for the dea
th of Ebenezer HARTWELL. His first wife was Mary Sumner. I would be interested in finding her death records too. After her death, Ebenezer HARTWELL married a Belvidere STEVENS. They had several children and were living in Cherry Valley on the 1860 census. Ebenezer was listed as 68 years old at this time. On the 1850 census he was listed as being 60 years old!! His wife, Belvidere was only 37 in the year of 1860. In 1866, Belvidere married a man by the name of Alexander H. ADAMS. I am assuming that Ebenezer had died between the years of 1860 to 1866. I would appreciate any information on these people. I am especially interested in finding a death record on Ebenezer. Thank you for any help given. Sally
Karen Gaughan Pahendrsht@aol.com Sat, 18 Apr 1998 13:10:45

I have 3 deaths that I would like obit information on. Can anyone please help me? Winnebago Co. probably Durand.
Fred Hutc
hins 04⁄10⁄1914 0043 2206
Mary P. Walker 06⁄22⁄1906 0030 0082

O'Brien, William 20 Mar 1868
O'Brien, Jullia 11 Feb 1860
h buried Laona Cemetery S.W.Qtr. Range 1 lot 1 Grave 1 and 2

Letters of Adm: Ira Holmes of Winnebago Co Winnebago Co Probate Ct 1st Mon in Feb next. Dec 10, 1847 Sanford Holmes Am. RF Dec 15, 1847. p 3

I would be so grateful for any help with these or for finding someone working on these lines. Karen in Pa.

Karen Gaughan Pahendrsht@aol.com Sat, 18 Apr 1998 13:02:21

While searching Winnebago Co records I found the following births:

09⁄06⁄1902 F 0345 1077 Baby girl Edward Holmes-Francis Coleman

02⁄05⁄1898 M 0344 1596 Ernest Richard to Ira Edward Holmes-Francis Coleman

Does anyone have info on the Holmes or Coleman families? Karen Gaughan in Pa. Pahendrsht@aol.com

Karen Gaughan Pahendrsht@aol.com Sat, 18 Apr 1998 12:50:11

Hello Winnebago County: I have some families there that I would like to find some descendents. The names are: HOLMES, O'BRIEN, WALKER, HUTCHINS,CAMPBELLE, RANDALL

Caleb, Ira, Stanford Holmes and their sister Julia Ann O'Brien and her husband William moved from Sheffield, Berkshire, Ma to Winnebago Co. Ill. I would like to know why they chose Winnebago Co, Ill. Did they have family there? William and Julia Ann Holmes O'Brien had the following children: Caleb, Martha, Sarah Ellen, Jane, Augusta, Mary Pamelia, and Annette O'Brien.

Sarah Ellen married FREDRICK HUTCHINS IN Winnebago Co

Annette md 5⁄31⁄1876 HENRY J. RANDALL
Jane me 11⁄21⁄1865 E.A
Mary Pamelia md 11⁄24⁄1862 GEORGE R. WALKER.
hildren of George and Mary were Kate, Thomas, Florence and Guy.

Is anyone descended from any of these families. I have alot of information on the Holmes⁄O'Brien origins. Will be happy to exchange with you.

John Eastman jwe@europa.com Thu, 2 Apr 1998 17:02:14

I am researching my G-grandmother Eva F. HARTMAN born Durand, Winnebago, Illinois about 1856. Married Charles E. Slocum died 6⁄27⁄1883 at the age of 27 in Byron, Ogle IL. She was married to Charles E. Slocum and had four children. Searching for her birth date and parents names. Thanks in advance

David Hubbard" hubbard@jc.net Sat, 17 Jan 1998 00:24:15

Seeking information about Daniel W. HUBBARD, b abt 1835 in Ohio, married to Sarah Jane DILLSAVER. Enlisted in Company G, 44th IL Volunteer Infantry from Pecatonica. Five children, at least four were born in Seward: William Henry 18 Apr 1865, Arthur Wellis 21 Nov 1869, Elmer Clarence abt 1871 Sara Elizabeth abt 1872 and Cora abt 1873. Sarah DILLSAVER is related to BRANNANs were moved from Ohion, Union Co to Seward around 1854. Any information about Hubbards in Winnebago Co will be appreciated.

Jonathan Snyder GENEAL11@aol.com Sat, 27 Sep 1997 19:08:59 Updated 5⁄2⁄98

Persdotter. Per was born 22 Jan 1822 in Dala Parish, Skaraborgs län, Sweden to Andreas Andersson and Stina Jansdotter. He died 22 Dec 1906 in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL; bur. 24 Dec 1906 at Scandinavian Cemetery in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL. He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1868 and settled in Rockford, but later moved to Pecatonica, IL. Per and Maria later returned to Rockford.

Per and Maria HOLMBERG had children PerJohan ("John") (b. 21 Jun 1855 in Stenstorp Parish, Skaraborgs län, Sweden), Christina Louisa (b. 21 May 1858 in Stenstorp Parish, Skaraborgs län, Sweden, d. Apr 1946, bur. Apr. 1946 at Scandinavian Cemetery in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL), Emma Gustava (b. 19 Apr 1861 in Haggum Parish, Skaraborgs län, Sweden, d. Sep 1939, bur. Sep 1939 at Scandinavian Cemetery in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL), August Joel (b. 20 Jun 1871 in Pecatonica, Winnebago Co., IL, d. 3 Nov 1964 in Lakeland, Polk Co., FL, bur. 6 Nov. 1964 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Chicago, Cook Co., IL)

Christina Louisa HOLMBERG m. Aaron NORDIN 17 Dec. 1884 in Winnebago Co., IL. They had children Lillie Elizabett, Anna Susie Amelia and Roy. Emma Gustava Holmberg m. Frans Robert LARSON 27 Sep 1884 in Winnebago Co., IL. They had children Frank Irving, Herbert and Jennie. August Joel Holmberg m. (1) Lillian Bowen; div., m. (2) Jennie J. Flood abt 1907. August Joel HOLMBERG had children Florence, Isabel and Bertha Marie.

"Doneva Shepard" doneva@wcn.net Tue, 11 Nov 1997 19:14:24

John L HASTINGS b. 1832 lived in Pecatonica, IL with wife "Emma" (Keyes) HASTINGS (same age) He was listed as the "President" of Pecatonica in 1869. He was also listed as Farmer and Manufacturer. Anything about him will greatly appreciated. They had 4 children: 1. Howard Warren HASTINGS, b 1857 Pecatonica, IL 2. Nina HASTINGS b 1859 Canada 3. Clara HASTINGS b 1862 Canada 4. Hattie HASTINGS b 1866 Canada. They apparently moved to Canada @ 1859 but returned to Pecatonica in @1867. They lived in Pecatonica in 1870 according to the 1870 census Howard Warren HASTINGS m. Della HARBAUGH from Pecatonica and moved to Ft Totten, ND. Howard Warren Hastings was my gr-grandfather. What happened to the rest of the HASTINGS from Pecatonica? Doneva Shepard Doneva@wcn.net

Ina Wallace iwallace@got.net Sun, 1 Feb 1998 14:43:44

Gertrude June STAMPER m. Charles H. HUTCHINSON 17 Apr 1895. The Il Death Index choes Gertrude June HUTCHINSON d. 1931-04-15, Rockford. Gertrude is sister to my grandfather Robert Louis STAMPER. Other sibling is Harry STAMPER who married an Annie FITZGERRELL in Franklin Co. Would appreciate any information regarding Gertrude June STAMPER HUTCHINSON and family.

Cmnren51--Cmnren51@aol.com--Sun, 4 Jan 1998 15:33:42 EST

Attempting to trace the family of Mrs. Carrie Haight who was a resident of Rockford in August of 1953. Anyone with any information please e-mail me at Cmnren51@aol.com

David Hubbard hubbard@jc.net Mon, 29 Dec 1997 22:03:33

Researching the family of Daniel Wentworth HUBBARD, b abt 1835 in Eaton Twp, Lorain Co, OH, d 24 Feb 1873 in Winnebago Co, IL. Married Sarah Jane DILLSAVER. Five children William Henry, Arthur Wellis b in Seward 21 Nov 1869, Elmer Clarence, b Seward abt 1871, Sara Elizabeth b abt 1872 in Seward and Cora E, b abt 1873 in Seward. Daniel served in Co G44 Inf and believe buried in Pecatonica. Especially seek parents, siblings and other related family.

GG Grandmother Adelia HORAN was born 29 APR 1835 in Ireland. Married Rollin C. ORR 11 NOV 1856 in Rockford (I have M⁄C). Adelia died 8 JAN 1892 and was interred in Rockton Cemetery. Children included Daniel Webster ORR, Cora I. ORR, Earl ORR, and Lottie ORR. I'd like any data for Adelia's or Rollin's parents or sibs. I have a reference, The History of Rockton 1820 to 1898 by Edson I. Carr, pub 1898. It lists Adelia and Rollin on p. 172 and 177. Thanks, Dan in La$ Vega$ DLORRII@pol.net
Seeking information on the Ebenezer HITCHCOCK family of Seward, Winnebago Co, Ill. Ebenezer and Abiah BUTTON were married prob. in St Lawrence Co NY in 1810. They had 10 children and moved to Winnebago Co in the 1840's. Abiah BUTTON's mother was a widow living with them in the 1850 census. She is buried in the 12 Mile Grove Cem, Seward, Ill along with Ebenezer and Abiah.Who was Abiah's father? Ebenezer and Abiah HITCHCOCK 's children that lived in Seward Twp was (1)Norman Md to Edie Unknown. Edie is buried in the 12 Mile Grove Cem, Seward and died in 1846. One son, Nelson was born to them, Md Mary E WELLS and they lived in Waterlou, Iowa. Norman remarried to Sophia CRILL and lived and died in Monroe Center, Ogle, Ill (2) William S P Md Martha HUDSON in St Lawrence Co NY and moved to Seward twp after 1860. They had 6 children-Martha Md to Alonson WELLS and raised a large family in Pecatonica, ILL, -Julia Md Cyrus Simpson and lived in Cedar Falls, Iowa,-Sophronia Md George WRIGHT and lived in the Seward area,-George Md Blanche MIX and lived in the Los Angelos area,-Evaline did not marry , lived in Pecatonica, Ill, - Amanda Md Orlanda C HALL, living in Iowa, but died in Pecatonica, Ill.(3)Russell Md Clarissa WARNER-(who were her parents?) in Winnebago Co, Ill in 1851 and had 9 children with Claressa dying in 1870.Ch. were- Mary Md to (!) William MUCHMORE (2) John BRANTNER living her later years in Paola, Miami, Kansas, - Ellen Md to Moses BYERS and living in Denver, Colorado- Ida Md to Charles WRIGHT and living in the Pecatonica area, -Leonard moved to Iowa-where?, -Norman Md Stella STOCKBURGER in Beloit, Wis and died in Rockford, Ill,-Clara Md Major ADAMS and lived in several places in Iowa and buried in Taylor Co, Iowa.(4) Lydia Md Eliphalet WHITTLESEY in Winnebago, Co, later moved and died in Calhoun, Iowa. (5) Horace Md Henrietta WELLS(my G G Grandfather)-had 4 children. Horace died young and both are buried at 12 Mile Grove Cem, Seward, Ill. (6) Harriet never married, lived in Winnebago Co. but died and buried in Monroe Center with brother Norman.Would like to make contact with any descendents of these families. Barbara Logan Harding E-Mail barbaraharding@cooke.net
Roger E. Northrup Mon, 26 May 22:45:33 1997
I am looking for a John Th
omas Harkins, who married laura Morton on Jul 14, 1921 in Rockford, Illinois, Winnebago, County. One daughter born of this marriage a Mary Jean Harkins born April 19, 1922, who resided in Rockford all of her life
Laura Kaatz , Fri, 08 Aug 1997 16:20:35 Subject: Harvey Family

I'm researching the HARVEY family who moved from Pennsylvania to Canada to the Shirland, Durand and Rockton areas of Winnebago County. Please contact me, to share information, at:

Laura Kaatz; 2316 W. Cothrell Street; Olathe, KS 66061;(lkaatz@sprintmail.com)

Rebecca Frank beckybea@juno.com Tue, 27 Oct 1998 18:40:49

My old query from March was from Rebecca Frank rbfrank@espressocom.com . I need to have a new query update to this address- beckybea@juno.com as of 11⁄1⁄98.

I am interested in finding information about my ancestor Adam Hance, b. ca 1780 is the probable son of Isaac Hance and Catherine Miller (d. of Adam Miller). At the time of his marriage to Elizabeth Bunn (b. ca 1783) of Washington, New Jersey. Adam was from Mendham Township, Morris County, New Jersey. They were married in 1801 in Morris County, New Jersey and emigrated to Scipio township of Seneca Co., Ohio prior to 1820, he is listed in the 1820 census.


1. Isaac Hance, B. 1805, New Jersey; D. 30 May, 1885, Chickasaw Co., Ia. 2. Thomas Hance, B. 1813, NJ; D. 13 July,1886, Pecatonica, Winnebago Co., Illinois. 3. Albert Hance. 4. John Hance. 5. Orrin Hance. 6. William Hance. 7. Nancy Hance, M. Cornelius Westbrook. 8. Mary Ann Hance, M. Spencer. 9. Lydia Hance, M. Bailey. 10. Angeline Hance, B. 1827. 11. Polly Hance, M. Gaylord. Adam and Elizabeth with most of their children, left Seneca County in the 1830's and settled in Burritt Township in Winnebago Co., IL., Adam died in 1857. I am unsure of the death date of Elizabeth Bunn Hance. Both Adam and Elizabeth are buried in Winnebago County. In 1856 Isaac and his wife Caroline DeWitt Hance(sister to Pheobe) went to Chickasaw County, IA. Thomas, his wife Phoebe DeWitt Hance and family are buried in the Pecotonica cemetery. Rebecca Frank <beckybea@juno.com>

OLD QUERY Rebecca Frank rbfrank@espressocom.com Wed, 18 Mar 1998 22:16:13

I am interested in finding information about my ancestor Adam HANCE, b. ca 1780 is the possible son of Isaac Hance and Catherine Miller (d. of Adam Miller). At the time of his marriage to Elizabeth Bunn (b. ca 1783) of Washington, New Jersey, She is the possible daughter of Nathan Bunn and Elizabeth Morgan. At the time of their marriage Adam was from Mendham Township, Morris County, New Jersey. They were married in 1801 in Morris County, New Jersey and emigrated to Scipio township of Seneca Co., Ohio prior to 1820, he is listed in the 1820 census. They had eleven children, among them were Isaac (1805), Adam Jr., Thomas (1813), and Hibbard, other possible children were William, Archibald, John, Sylvester and Elizabeth.

Adam and Elizabeth with sons Isaac, Thomas and Hibbard left Seneca County in the 1830's and settled in Burritt Township in Winnebago Co., IL., Adam died in 1857. I am unsure of the death date of Elizabeth Bunn Hance. Both Adam and Elizabeth are buried in Winnebago County. In 1856 Isaac and his wife Caroline DeWitt Hance(sister to Pheobe) went to Chickasaw County, IA. Thomas, his wife Phoebe DeWitt Hance and family are buried in the Pecotonica cemetery.

Doneva Shepard doneva@wcn.net Tue, 10 Feb 1998 23:35:54

All the surnames I am researching in Winnebago county start with the letter "H" but they are different families. They are as follows:

John L. HASTINGS age 38 on the 1870 census, Pecatonica IL with wife, Emma (Keyes) HASTINGS age 35, John was the President of Pecatonica, a musician and merchant. They had these children: Howard HASTINGS b. 1857 in Pecatonica; Nina HASTINGS b 1859 in Canada; Clara HASTINGS b 1862 in Canada; Hattie HASTINGS b 1866 in Pecatonica; Apparently John L. HASTINGS and family moved to Canada for a short period of time between 1858 and 1866 but returned to Pecatonica where they lived out their life. Hoping to find descendants of this family. Howard Warrdn HASTINGS married into my next "H" family from Pecatonica.

George Jacob HARBAUGH, b. 1829 MD d. Mar 2, 1898 in Rockford, IL and wife, Catherine (KRETZINGER) HARBAUGH d. 2 Mar 1898 in Rockford, IL had Frances Adelma (Della) HARBAUGH. She m. Howard Warren HASTINGS and they moved to Ft. Totten, ND. Other Harbaugh siblings were: Kempfer DeBlondell HARBAUGH; Virginia C. HARBAUGH; Lafayette Columbus HARBAUGH; Mary Savilla HARBAUGH; McKinley Rabbi HARBAUGH; Howard Ellsworth HARBAUGH; William Otterbein HARBAUGH; Ida Viola HARBAUGH; Nettie Clide HARBAUGH; George Oliver HARBAUGH; Imo Daisy HARBAUGH; John Edward HARBAUGH; Oscar Abner HARBAUGH;

THEN . . . on the other side of my family tree is: Thomas HARPER. Resided in Rockford, IL until death in Feb 1893.children of Thomas HARPER were: David R. HARPER d. Jan 26, 1903 Rockford, IL m. Rebecca (Osgood) HARPER; Abigail E. HARPER (deaf and dumb) b 1832 d after 1890; Margaret A. HARPER m. John W. SHEPARD; Victoria HARPER b, 1839 (no other information)


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Maureen Hyde mhyde@direct.ca Sun, 22 Nov 1998 17:29:45

Looking for Isbell⁄Isabell⁄IsBell family. Family originally from Stokes Co., NC, to Warren Co., Ky., then to Jo Daviess Co., Ill. Believe some part of the family may have ended up in Winnebago. Will be pleased to reach other family members. Have material to share. Am a descendant of Wm. H. Isbell, b. 1815, Warren Co., Ky.

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 Sebel9999@aol.com Sat, 28 Nov 1998 23:10:46

Subject: Jonsson⁄Johnson family members--Lost in America, relatives in Sweden would very much like to find descendants of any of these family members. Anders Jonsson b. 21 Dec 1856 and Pehr Hansson b. 9 Aug 1861, brothers, emigrated 1 April, 1880 on the "Alexandra" from Malmo, Sweden to Rockford. The next year their parents and two sisters emigrated 25 April 1881 on the "Patriot" from Malmo, Sweden to Rockford. Hans Jonsson b 30 Mar 1833, his wife Karna b 27 Sept 1831, sisters, Anna b 7 Aug 1870 and Bengta b 1 Dec 1858.

Carol Doyle Arkguild@aol.com Sun, 3 May 1998 19:01:57

I'm trying to find my g-grandfather Emory Lloyd Johnson. He lived in Rockford. He was born 5⁄7⁄1886. Married Pearl Kammerer and had 2 children , Vernon born 12⁄19⁄10 and Delores. He dropped the last name of Johnson sometime before his death in 1930 as it was too Swedish and common for him. Any leads you can provide me will be greatly appreciated as I'm trying to search long distance from NJ. Thanks, Carol Doyle

w.gary.morgan@bbs.hal-pc.org Wed, 05 Nov 1997 17:02:10

I have information on members of the JOHNSON family that lived in Rockford, Il. for decades...the parents came to Winnebago Co.with their two sons about 1910-1915. I have data on the parents and these sons (all are deceased), but I would like to find out if any of the sons' families might still be in the area. I have no names for their wives or children. w.gary.morgan@bbs.hal-pc.org

Knut Olaf JUHLIN, born 28 Jan 1870, in Gotenberg, Sweden, married Johannah Marie DANIELSON ENGLUND in Beloit, Rock County, WI. Interested in any information pertaining to siblings or parents of Knut. He came to the United States when he was 18 via Canada. ibangels@aol.com
I am searching for information on Phillip JOHNSON and his wife Ebba and daughter Bergith who lived in Rockford in the early 1900's. His father may have been Carl August JOHNSON who came from O:stergo:tland Sweden. Phillip had cousins Joe and Carl JOHNSON from Tea, SD who visited often. djohnson@denver.k1

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Peg Thompson Joepeg2@aol.com Fri, 22 May 1998 19:27:57

Am searching for Mary Lee Kauffman (regret to say I don't have her married name) or Craig Kauffman, Children of Haryy Kauffman and Grace Sage Kauffman who lived in Waterloo, IA. They are first cousins. My mother was Harry's only sister, Hulda Kauffman Holdiman. We would like more information on the Kauffman lineage and understand Mary Lee did some research. Would truly appreciate any help. Peggy Holdiman Thompson.

Peg Thompson Joepeg2@aol.com Fri, 22 May 1998 19:27:57

Subject: Re: Kauffman Genealogy--Winnebago is the county I'm looking in. The last I heard of Mary Lee Kauffman, she lived in Rockford, Ill. Thank you for answering.

Chris Shriver Stallwood SWlady@aol.com Wed, 8 Apr 1998 08:04:58

I am looking for any information regarding the ancestors, siblings, etc. of Lorenzo Dowe KINCAID (b. 12 Nov 1848, Rockton, Winnebago Co., IL). His parents were James KINCAID (b. 19 Jan 1804, Maine), occupation Sea Captain, Mason, and Hepsybirth PIERCE (b. 27 Nov 1807, Augusta, ME, daughter of Charles Pierce and Abigail Ayer, d. 7 Apr 1895, Rockton, Winnebago Co., IL, buried Rockton Cem., Rockton, IL). Lorenzo Dowe KINCAID married Elizabeth TAYLOR (b. 2 Jun 1850, Rockton, Winnebago Co., IL, d. Rockton, Winnebago Co., IL). I have no other information on Elizabeth. They had the following children: i.Addee Elizabeth Kincaid d. d.y.---ii Victoria Kincaid b. 10 Feb 1870, m. Adrian Lovelace.---iii Harry Kincaid b. 12 Sep 1872, d. 12 Feb 1951, m. Blanche Buchanan.--- iv Peter Kincaid b. 12 Feb 1878, d. 1951, m. Rena Almeda Arnold.---v Elizabeth A. Kincaid b. 28 Feb 1883, d. 17 Oct 1918, m. Charles John Green.---vi Ruthie Kincaid b. 1885, d. d.y.---vii Gurta Louise Kincaid b. 29 Mar 1888, d. 1889. Thanks, Chris Shriver Stallwood; email: swlady@aol.com---http:⁄⁄wwwebit.com⁄stallwood

Beverly Dunnette bjdunnet@smig.net Sat, 21 Feb 1998 16:52:23

Any connection to Clyde and Elizabeth(Zinn) Kauffman. I have Clyde born 5-26-1907. No information on his wife, they had four children , George died in 1996, Nancy is in AL, Jerry died 1989, Arthur in Calif. I do need information on there parents, as far as I know they lived and died in Rockford, Illinois. Any information would be helpful, Thanks.

CKend14619 CKend14619@aol.com Tue, 31 Mar 1998 09:41:01

I am looking for information on Mrs. F.W. Trostle (KENDALL) who lived, around the turn of the century, at 609 North Church Street, Rockford, IL. She is the daughter of Levi and Lucy Kendall. Lucy M. Kendall lived her last years with Mrs. Trostle in Rockford and the Trostle's may be able to help me with the Kendall line. Charles H. Kendall - another son of Levi and Lucy was born in Rockford - Anything on him would be helpful. Lucy M. and Levi DeWitt Kendall are buried at Lawn Ridge Cemetary in Rochelle. Mike Kendall--Minneapolis, MN

Flynn, Turneil ?, Kavanaugh, Newman (see Flynn)

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