Marjie Morgenthaler Sat, 20 Feb 1999 23:45:58

My name is Marjie Morgenthaler and I live in central California. All my mother's relatives came from Sweden and settled in Rockford. My mother was the only one to leave and that is why I live in California. I am trying to find out as much information on my family as I can as she never went back so I never got to know anyone except my aunt. I am researching the following people: My g-grandmother Maria Larson lived in Rockford until her death in 1934. Her children were Andrew Lundquist (died 2⁄12⁄1942, Augusta Larson (died Feb.28,1920), Anna Lundquist(?) and Hannah Lundquist (returned to Sweden sometime after 1930). Augusta's children were Esther Miller (My mother) Anna Miller Zimmerman (Owned the Charles Street Hardware)and George Miller ( Owned Miller Transportation) If anyone knows anything about any of these people I would love to hear from you. Marjie

Warren White 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

Becky Wilson Fri, 9 Jan 1999 23:52:57

I am searching for info on my great-grandfather's family. He was Frank Austin LANCASTER (b. Nov. 1862, Shirland, IL). He grew up in Winnebago County, IL. According to family stories, he was "adopted" by Sarah (HYDE) and Thomas LANCASTER. Supposedly, AUSTIN was the surname of his birth mother. Would love to find his birth mother's line too, if anyone knows of a woman in their family history who gave up her baby about that time. Also looking for info on Hyde and Lancaster. Thanks, Becky Wilson Fri, 9 Oct 1998 15:51:24

Looking for anyone who can help me with this name. Clinton Larson was born Nov. 10, 1892 and died in Loves Park, Winnebago July of 1965. Am looking for anyone who may have this family name..Beleive his wifes madien name was Campbell. Thanks for any help you can give me....Vicki Thu, 29 Oct 1998 15:19:16

I am looking for a Langley family that lived in Winnebago Co. or that area. Some of the male relatives were Black Smiths. I am also looking for one of the children of a Langley who's married name is Doril Moat. If anyone has any info on this family I would appreciate some help. Thanks.


Betsy Sun, 5 Jul 1998 12:46:21 EDT

My great grandfather (Albert Logan) was born 11⁄30⁄1858. I'm searching for roots. You can e-mail me at

Jonathan Snyder Sat, 4 Jul 1998 07:24:01

Subject: Carl Herbert Larson
My relative, Carl Herbert Larson
, was born 8 Dec 1894 in Rockford, IL to Robert Larson and Emma Gustava (Holmberg) Larson. He died 20 Oct 1977 in Rockford, IL. His obituary reads as follows: LARSON-Carl H. Larson, 82, 1020 N. Court St., died at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct 20, in Fountain Terrace Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. Born Dec. 8, 1894 in Rockford. Lived his entire life in Rockford. married to former Goldine L.White in Rockford, Nov. 23, 1947. Employed as a maintenance man at Willwood Burial Park for 25 years. He was a veteran of World War I, serving in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his widow, Goldine, Loves Park; two stepsons, Otto White, Loves Park and Edwin White, Rockford; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being completed by DELEHANTY FUNERAL HOME, 401 River Lane, Loves Park. I would appreciate any additional information that anyone has on this family. I would like to know if Carl Herbert Larson was married prior to his marriage to the widow, Goldine L. White and if he had any natural children.---Jonathan Snyder, Virginia Beach

P.S. Also looking for any information on the WALSTEAD or DEMALDER families in Winnebago County.

Jonathan Snyder Sun, 14 Jun 1998 20:17:32

Subject: Frank Irving Larson
My relative, Frank Irving Larson
, was born 5 May 1892 to Frans Robert (AKA Robert F.) Larson and Emma Gustava (Holmberg) Larson. He died in March of 1974. He was buried at the Scandinavian Cemetery in Rockford, IL. His wife may have been Gladys L. Larson. Since Frank Irving Larson died only 24 years ago, there is undoubtedly someone in Rockford who knew him and his family. I would like to get in touch with his children or grandchildren. I would be greatful to anyone who can help me with my search. He had a brother, Herbert Carl Larson and a sister, Jennie E. Larson.---Jonathan Snyder, Virginia Beach, VA

update: Sat, 4 Jul 1998 07:34:09

My relative, Frank Irving Larson, was born 5 may 1891 to Robert Larson and Emma Gustava (Holmberg) Larson in Rockford, IL and died 7 March 1974 in Rockford, IL. His obituary reads as follows: LARSON-F. Irving Larson, 81, 6940 42nd St., died 6 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 1974 in St. Anthony Hospital, after a brief illness. Born May 5, 1891 in Rockford, son of Mr. and mrs. Robert Larson. Lived all his life in Rockford.Married to the former Gladys Purdy in Chicago, may 18, 1949. Employed as a shipping clerk by National Lock Co. for many years. he retired several years ago. Survivors include: his widow, Gladys; one stepson, Gerald Ittenbach, in North Carolina; five grandchildren; one brother, Carl Larson, Rockford. Services at 1 p.m. Monday, March 11, in WILBUR CHRISTENSON FUNERAL HOME, 925 3rd Ave., with the Rev. Ralph S. Leonard, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church officiating. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

I would like any additional information that anyone may have concerning this family. Would like to know if Frank Irving Larson was married prior his marriage to Gladys Purdy and if he had any natural children. Jonathan Snyder; Virginia Beach, VA

Carol Tue, 12 May 1998 08:05:22

Subject: JOHNSON changed to LLOYD

I'm looking for info on Johnsons from Rockford. My g-grandfather was Emory Lloyd JOHNSON he dropped the Johnson sometime between 1910-1930 (when he died.) He used LLOYD as his last name . He married Pearl Kammerer and had 2 children Vernon and Delores. They lived on 2nd ave when Vernon was born (1910). I would appreciate any help . Thanks , Carol

Jerry Bryceson Sat, 02 May 1998 23:31:11
Searching for LEE, James dod 1889 in Harrison. BRAYTON,
Maranda Content dod 1849 in Harrison, BRAYTON, Gideon dod 1851 in Rockford, BRAYTON, Ruth dod 1851 in Rockford. FASSETT, John Jr dod 1848 in Rockford---Linda Bryceson,
Mike Lanning Mon, 4 May 1998 18:01:12


I have much information on the Lanning family, but would always like more. I have information on the Lawrence, Raplee and Capen families, but would like more solid documentation. I am desperate for information on John E. Krull and wife Sophie (Tiett?). I love sharing information. Happy cousin hunting, Mike Lanning

Anne Duchess Mon Sep 15 17:42:29 1997
Searching LORENZEN, Fred H. born 1895 in S
tockton, IA; TURNER, Melzar H. died 10 Dec 1884 in Rockford, IL; DOCHES, Michael J. born 8 Oct 1916 in Farmington, IL; OSBORNE, William J. born 17 Dec 1888 in Freeport, IL; WATKINS, William E. born 30 Mar 1866 in Rockford, IL; WATKINS, Nathan W. born 20 Oct 1838 in Cattaraugus Co, NY; KELLY, Anna L. born 22 Apr 1896 in Savanna,IL. Please contact me if you have any info :))

Kelly Ferguson Fri, 20 Feb 1998 02:12:05

I am looking for any information on the Daniel LACY family. He was born in the late 1800's. He married Mattie Jackson. They had seven children: Robert, Paul, Margaret, Marion, Ellen, Guy and my grandfather, Alfred Lacy. They lived in Rockford, IL, before moving to Terre Haute IN, sometime after 1914. I would appreciate any information that someone may have.

Deb Miller, Tue, 15 Jul 1997 12:07:43

Looking for an obit for Bertha LEMKE. Died 12⁄3⁄1964 in Rockford IL. Can return the favor in NE Wisconsin.

Walt Andreas, Sun, 6 Jul 1997 19:15:53
Requesting information o
n parents of William LANGLEY b 25-Jul-1863 d 1940, married 17-Jun-1883 to Mary Jane Gibson(Gibbons) b 1-Mar-1866 d 1948.

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