Bobby Dobbins Title Snibbod1@aol.com Fri, 5 Mar 1999 00:05:59

STEVENS⁄SPERRY and STEVENS⁄TRUESDELL--Lucy Jane STEVENS married Anson SPERRY in Winnebago Co. in 1849. George Clinton STEVENS married Harriet TRUESDELL in the same county abt. 1856. Would like contact with descendants of these two STEVENS families to swap information. I have much on STEVENS family. Contact Bobby Dobbins Title in Orange, CA at Snibbod1@aol.com

Dick Simpson, BIGD15905@aol.com Sun, 21 Feb 1999 11:21:35

I am looking for any information on George W. Simpson born 4⁄13⁄1807 in Lysander County, Winnebago, Illinois. Married to Mary El Judd on 12⁄1⁄1837. Any information would be of great help. Dick Simpson, BigD15905@aol.com.

Ray and Ruth Helvy waha3ra@uswest.net Fri, 19 Feb 1999 22:43:12

I have information and pictures of Joseph W. SECCOMB who lived in Rockford, Illinois in the latter part of the 1800's. He was born somewhere around 1810-20 in Cayuga, New York. His parents are John SECCOMB and Sally LAMPHERE of Cayuga County, New York. I don't know who Joseph married or who his children are. I'd love to share my picture with his descendants. I am descended through his sister, Sally A. SECCOMB Follett. My email address is waha3ra@uswest.net I look forward to hearing from you. Ruth Helvy.

Warren White warrenwhite@home.com Sun, 31 Jan 1999 19:06:05


Wilson Daniel STAPLIN, his wife Gertrude E. LAURENCE, their 7 children Ida, Clara, Lawrence, Wilson Daniel, Laura Olive (my maternal grandmother) + two children whose names are unknown to me, lived in the 1870 - 1890 timeframe. Does anyone have information on this family? Warren White

Buster McUster bustermcuster@hotmail.com Mon, 25 Jan 1999 22:55:23

I'm looking for information on my grandmother, Dorothy Violetta SPONBERG, who was born in Rockford, IL in the 1910's. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

rrose@harborside.com Sun, 1 Nov 1998 20:08:06

Would like to share information with anyone who has knowledge of a William Riley STRICKLAND b. 24 Aug 1837 in Rockford, Winnebago co, IL (father Nathan STRICKLAND & mother Mary KOONTZ) who m. Nancy Jane GILLILAND. Their ch: Mary Louisa, Harriet Moriah (who m. George Marion LOWE), Johnson, Florence (who m. John W. BARRETT), Daniel Edgar, George Palestine, William Riley, Jr., Bertha May, and Luther.

Sharon R. Tate sharon1@mychoice.net Wed, 23 Sep 1998 09:56:55

I am looking for information on a Harlie E. Smith who lived in Winnebago Co, Rockford area. He was married to a Dorothy Wickland on September 4, 1953 and Died on April 21, 1969 in Rockford. If anyone has information on these two would like to hear from you. Oh Harlie's parents were Jerusha and Austin Smith.--Sharon--sharon1@mychoice.net

Maxine Perrin MPe8353643@aol.com Mon, 19 Oct 1998 02:25:07

I would like an obituary for: Anders STEG b. Aug 11, 1807 in Sweden - Maria STEG, b. Sep 15, 1807 in Sweden.I don't know when they died but their place of death is listed as in Rockford, Winniebago, Ill. They came to Rockford, Illinois about 1875 or 1876 at about 68 years of age.Would you be able to look them up on the 1880 or later census? If you run across them, please let me know. Thanks and God Bless Maxine Perrin Lakewood, Ca--MPe8353643@aol.com

James D & Judy J. Arnold jjarnold@intcomm.net Sun, 01 Nov 1998 10:32:52

Subject: SMITH, DUNWELL My ggreatgrandfather, Albert J. SMITH was born in Cherry Valley, Winnebago Co. IL 7 Feb 1858 to James SMITH, butcher, b. 12 Jul 1828 IRL and Persis Ann DUNWELL, b. 24 Oct 1833 OH. Persis' parents William b. ca 1799 MA and Sophronia b. ca 1804 NY and children Emma b. ca 1845 OH, Oliver b. ca 1848 OH are living in Winnebago Co. on the 1860 census. Any and all info would be appreciated, and will share what I have. Judy Jones Arnold jjarnold@intcomm.net

Old Query James D & Judy J Arnold, Fri, 22 Aug 1997 18:35:33

My ggrandfather Albert J. Smith was born 7 Feb. 1858 in Cherry Valley, Winnebago Co., IL to James Smith b. Scotland or Ireland and Persis Dunwell (spelling may be wrong) b. OH. Looking for info on these folks and their ancestors and siblings. Judy Arnold - jjarnold@intcomm.net

Carol MacKay getback@telusplanet.net Sat, 30 May 1998 20:21:18
I am trying to reunite some Winnebago IL photos with p
roper family. I have numerous photos belonging to the SHIPMAN family of New Milford, Winnebago Co., IL, circa 1890's. Related Surnames include: WADDELL, NEVRIES & MCKEE. If anyone is related you are welcome to contact me to claim. Carol Mackay getback@telusplanet.net
Heath Vogel hvogel@mdc.com Thu, 16 Apr 1998 07:15:11

I am looking for the maiden name of the mother of Matilda Marie SCHWINGEL. Matilda married Paul Johann Heinrich GABBEI in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL on 13 Aug 1913. Perhaps Matilda's mother's maiden name is on Matilda's marriage info? Sometimes this is the case. Thanks for your help. Heath Vogel; St. Charles, MO; GaaVlen@juno.com

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.

Dave Metcalfe metcalfe@cadvision.com Sun, 01 Mar 1998 08:12:41

Looking for information on Herschell Edwin SCOTT, born in Illinois April 21, 1860 and his parents, Edward and Mary SCOTT. Have a reference that a Herschel SCOTT married a Susanna SPENCER in Winnebago County, Illinois in 1877. Would like confirmation if this is the same Herschell SCOTT. Thanks. metcalfe@cadvision.com

Roxanne L Barth rlbarth@students.wisc.edu Sat, 01 Nov 1997 19:04:43

Searching for John SPORE, son of Jacob SPORE, b. 1828 in NY. Probably married in Winnebago County in 1847 or later. Any information on any SPORE⁄SPORES would be welcomed. Roxanne Barth

Jerry Longstrom" jel@netvalue.net Sat, 20 Dec 1997 14:47:55

My name is Jerry Longstrom and I live in Arizona. I am searching for relatives on my wife Colleen Swanson. The names we have that were in Rockford are: Carl Johan Swenson b. Dec. 11, 1856, Sweden, d. Feb. 7, 1936. One of the founders of the Skandia Furniture Co. in Rockford. (Carl Johan is the brother of Erik Magnus Swanson, My wifes great grandfather.) Carl married Alma Christine Olofsson, and they had two children that we know of. Carl E. Swenson, and Thorborg Swenson. We think the rest of his family were in Rockford also, August Swenson married Lena? Albin Swenson. sister Josefine parents were Sven Engelbrektson and his wife Kerstin. Erik Magnus changed his name from Svensson to Swanson and lived in Minnesota. Apparently his brothers changed their names to Swenson. If you have any knowledge of this family would you please e-mail me? Jerry Longstrom, 6941 W Eugie Ave, Peoria, Arizona 85381 jel@netvalue.com
cont. from 2nd email--Looking for SVENSSONS⁄SWANSONS⁄SWENSONS in the U.S. My wifes gggrandfather Erik Magnus SVENSSON b.July 22, 1854 in Backaqvarn, Br=E5landa Parish, d. July 15, 1918 in Minnesota. He left Sweden on Sept. 8, 1872 and ALL of his siblings and parents came later. They went to ROCKFORD ILLINOIS and then Erik moved to Minnesota later. I do not know where any of his Siblings or children live. Siblings: C4LVSBORG COUNTY SWEDEN

Karl Johan Svensson b. Dec 11, 1856 Backa qvarn, Br=E4landa Parish. He died Feb. 7, 1936 MORE BELOW ON KARL!!!
...... b. March 12 1859 same-----
21, 1861 B=F6ns qvarn, Bolstad Parish
April 11, 1865 B=F6ns qvarn, Bolstad Parish

Sven Engelbrektsson b. Nov. 13, 1826, Jonsbr=E5na, J
=E4rn Parish
Kerstin Eriksdotter b. 1825, Klandret, Qvantenbu
rg, Bolstad Parish
Some info, Karl (Carl) Johan, opened a fur
niture store in Rockford called Skandia furniture. I have an address but, do not know if it was to the store or his home. 1326 Casper Ave., Rockford Illinois If any of these names are familiar in your family or research, please call. I have info from Sweden that takes this family back to the 1500's but, nothing in the U.S.I would really appreciate if you would say yah or nay with a quick e-mail. Jerry Longstrom, 6941 W Eugie Ave, Peoria, Arizona 85381 jel@netvalue.com

Debbie Shuck, 8 Sep 1997 13:23:42

Seeking descendants of Lieutenant Colonel fred W. SEYMOUR. He was commanding officer of the 29th training battalion at Camp Grant in Rockford in 1942.

Anita Acosta, Thu, 19 Jun 08:56:5 1997
I know my grandfather's sister w
as born in Rockford and I think he may be also. His sisters name was Mrs. W.B. MULFORD and his brothers name was Ross STRICKLAND, my grandfathers name was Frank Cecil Strickland, he was born Dec 17, 1883. I do not know what his sisters first name was. I need to know what their parents names were or anything else about them. Asever@msn.com.


Looking for information of SPORE⁄SPORES. Elizabeth "Eliza" HAND SPORES died in Winnebego County on 25 Feb 1842.Where is she buried? John SPORES is believed to have lived in Winnebego County circa 1847.Who did he marry? David C "Daniel" SPORES is believed to have been born in Winnebego County circa 1851. Was his father John? David married Rachael PARSONS. Was she from there also?
Roxanne Barth -
SMITH, Minerva married to Josiah SMITH and had children: George W. Smith, Girard Smith, Sam Smith, Virginia (Jennie) Smith and perhaps more children.The children were all born in Rockford, Illinois (Winnebago Co.) in 1857-1865 or so. They moved to Missouri where Minerva died on Aug. 7, 1905 at Pickering, MO. Any information please contact Millie Alexander. ishkani@ibm.net
Glenda Thayer - 3 May 1997
Need parents of Mary S
TEWART⁄STUART b. 11 Feb 1836, IL. She m. 16 Jul 1853, Winnebago Co, James P Thayer (1833-96). She d. 1872 in Blackhawk Co., IA. Thayer Book printed 1874, says her pars. were Samuel and Magraret (Stuart) Stewart, but none were ever found to fit pattern. Any help will be great appreciated. Glenda Thayer e-mail at: glendat@w-link.net

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