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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 on 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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James R Schultz 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 <>.

Cornwell & Matthews see (C) Fri, 2 Oct 1998 23:42:49

Seek to share information about McMAHON and TURLEY families in Winnebago Co IL. Having trouble finding info there but I know that MICHAEL MCMAHON and wife JANE CUNNINGHAM MCMAHON settled in Rockford and Cherry Valley area about 1845-50. Their son OWEN MCMAHON married JULIA ANNE TURLEY, in 1859, daughter of MICHAEL TURLEY and ANNE WATSON TURLEY, also of Rockford area. MCMAHON's and TURLEY's were from Ireland. I know that A.J. TURLEY, son of MICHAEL, brother to JULIA, died in Cherry Valley on 2⁄20⁄1880. How can I find an obituary for A.J. Turley? Thanks for the help. Mona Sarratt Knight

Trudy Spanier Sat, 28 Nov 1998 12:56:03

WILLIAM COX MULLENIX b. Dec 13, 1833 IN died Feb 21, 1907 Kiswaukee, Winnebago Co., IL. His second wife CYNTHIA ANN BATES WICKERSHAM MULLENIX died March 6, 1896 Kishwaukee, Winnebago, IL. He may have remarried to MARY ANN JONES MANN BEESON before his death in 1907. Is there anyone can tell me if there is a marriage for them in Winnebago Co, between 1896 and 1907? How can I get a copy of his will, obit, death certificate, anything? Any information welcome. Thanks. Trudy Spanier; 2781 Kauhikoalani Place; Haiku, HI 96708-5896

Karen Collins Wed, 24 Jun 1998 13:47:04
I am searching for information on my gr
eat-great grandfather, John McGregor. He was born 3⁄17⁄1819, I've been told at Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, but not sure that's where he was born. He married Abagail June Tunison on 3⁄30⁄1857. Their son, my great-grandfather, John Hardenburg McGregor, was born 6⁄26⁄1858 at Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL. At some time after that, they moved to Pottawatomie Co.,KS. I have not been able to locate any information on John (Sr.) McGregor's parents and⁄or siblings. Does anybody have access to any records from Rockford or Winnebago Co. that might help me? Thank-you, Karen (McCann) Collins
Patsy Edwards Wed, 15 Apr 1998 16:29:08

I am searching for parents and siblings of John MCKINLEY. He is on the 1850 and 1860 Winnebago Co., Il. Census. He was born March 1825⁄26 in Oh. He married first Kezia TAILOR who is buried in the Pecatonica Cemetery. He married second to Cordelia Shields on 5 Mar 1857 in Rockford, Il. She was the daughter of Nelson S. SHIELDS of Burrit twsp. John died 3 Nov. 1878 in Ennis, Ellis, Tx.--Patsy Edwards

James Gammon Wed, 15 Apr 1998 09:45:28

Looking for information about Stephen Mack Jr., b. unk (Vermont). Son of Col. Stephen Mack. He married Hononegah on 14 Sep 1840. They had one daughter known to me Myrtie Mack b. abt 1844. Stephen later married Isabella Daniel on 24 Feb 1848, so Hononegah must have died before that date. Myrtie Married E. H. Drake of Mass. on 20 Jul 1868 and a Thomas H. Mack married a Hannah Headrick on the that same day 20 Jul 1868. Parent listed for Thomas are Stephen and Sarah. (Possible a nick name for Isabella?). Myrtie is my G-Grandmother I am looking for more information on Stephen and his wife Hononegah, and Isabella. There death date and place? Also if there were any other children. I have much more information about the descendants of Stephen Mack and would love to share. I understand that he was one of the first White settlers in Winnebago County. Is there any information of his life in the history of the county?

Douglas⁄LuAnn Nagel DEN@nwohio.NWOHIO.COM Mon, 26 Jan 1998 09:28:48

Looking for others researching George Mann family. He and his wife, Delia Hunt Mann lived in Rockford in 1877 where their daughter, Edith was born. They had other children: Albert, Harold, William, Hattie and Belle. Unsure where the other children were born. The whole family moved later to Chicago. Will share info Thanks! LuAnn Nagel

MARJIE A MORGENTHALER Mon, 23 Mar 1998 20:03:58

I am trying to get information on my grandfather, Andrew MILLER. He and my grandmother came to Rockford about 1899. My grandmother, Augusta Larson, died in 1920 and I have discovered my grandfather remarried in 1929. He married a ANNA NEWBERG. She had two sons, Stanley and Ernest. If anyone knows anything about their descendants. I would love to know. I would love to see a picture of my grandfather as I have none.

Sam Dicks Fri, 07 Nov 1997 21:17:02

I am trying to trace the Medhurst family line. I have an old letter from someone who has the first name of Sharon (her maiden name would probably be Dale). It is dated March 17, 1980 and has the return address of 5911 Alma Dr., Rockford. I have no idea if she is still alive. She identifies her parents as Ross Dale and Valerie Moore. I imagine she can be identified in the 1980 city directory. Or I would be interested in communicating with anyone else working on the Medhurst family (The Medhursts came to Warren Co. IL in about 1842 from New York State (Seneca or Ontario Co.). Sharon claims in her letter to have considerable information. I will be happy to reimburse you for any expense. Sam Dicks, 1019 West St., Emporia KS 66801

Mrs. Charlotte C. Smith Thu, 19 Jun 08:57:14 1997
Mary T. GODFREY and John MEAD were marrie
d in 1858 in Winnebago County. Both born in Ireland. Would like any info on Mary or John.
Anita Acosta, Thu, 19 Jun 08:56:5 1997
Mrs. W.B. MULFORD = see [S]

Midgley, DeWolff, Elliott, Easingwood, and Geiser = see [W]
Looking for information on Anna MARTENSON (or any variation of MARTENSON).Anna died in Rockford date unknown. Somewhere between 1890 and probably 1950. Also looking for info on Peter MARTENSON, Wife Anna. Daughter, Ida Selma married Roy Fred LONG in Wheaton on 9-30-1914. Have information on LONG family from Elgin⁄Dundee area.
MCCOY see [D]
MARSH see [B]

I am seeking any info on the MARSTON family of Seward Twp. Charles & Meribah (MORRILL) MARSTON arrived in Winnebago Co. ca1845 from Erie Co., NY, with their large family. I descend from their son, Joel Bixby MARSTON, b 1838, md Jane HESS in Winnebago Co., 1863, and moved to Monroe Twp., Ogle Co. Charles MARSTON was b 1796 in Essex, VT and Meribah MORRILL was b 1797 in Norwood, NH. Joel Bixby MARSTON was in the Waterhouse Battery, IL Light Artillery during the Civil War, and I have his diary that he kept 1862⁄63. I also have numberous photographs and other items I am willing to share with any descendants. Michael VanBaaren
Walt Andreas, Sun, 6 Jul 1997 19:15:53
Requesting information on Henry MOATE, Harrison Township, Winnebago County. Born 3-Mar-1853, Died 4-Apr-1927. Ma
rried Margaret Strawn born18-Jul-1857, Died 3-Dec-1950. Interested in parents Samuel Moate b about 1815 in England and his wife Isabelle _____, b about 1816 in England.
Charlotte C. Smith Tue, 17 Jun 1997 2:19:34
Mary T. GODFREY and John MEAD were married in 1858 in Winnebago Co. Both born in Ireland. Would like any info on May or John.

Deborah J. Morris Fri May 30 20:05:16 1997
Hi, I am looking for my grandmother and her family. I am not really sure what counties my relation are from, but this is the information I have recovered so far. I
only have information on my father and a first name for my grandfather. With help from others on these Arkansas links, I am pursuing my search, with the VA, social security, and Vital records in Philips, Monroe, and Pulaski counties in Arkansas. My fathers name is: Marvin Franklin MORRIS. His nick name was: Jocko. He was born: Jan. 24, 1924, Possibly in: Monroe, Pulaski, Philips Counties. He died: Nov. 27, 1970. He is buried: Port Hudson National Cemetery, LA. His Social Security Number is: 432-36-1022. His father's name could be: Dell MORRIS, Franklin MORRIS, Harold MORRIS. His father is (Irish). His mother's name is unknown. She is (Cherokee Indian). His brother's name is: Harold Eugene MORRIS. Marvin F. MORRIS's, Children are: Youngest: Deborah Jean MORRIS. Eldest : Julie Elizabeth MORRIS. Eldest son: Ronald Gene MORRIS. Youngest son: Michael Dale MORRIS (middle name could be Dell). Marvin's wife at the time was: Delores Mae MORRIS, (Maiden name was TOPPING). Marvin's brother Harold Eugene MORRIS, had one son Randy Gene MORRIS. Harold's wife's name was Clara ? MORRIS, (Maiden name was: TOPPING). Clara Morris had one other son his is: Richard ? MORRIS, POTTS. Other Relatives (Cousins possibly): First Names, Lilly, Lou, Lynn, Lou may be male, the photo is dated 1958. There are no last names on the photographs that I have. I have photos of my grandmother and I, the photo is dated in 59. One year after I was born October 6, 1958. My grandparents could have married in any of the above counties. My Father moved from Arkansas after joining the military in 1945, to Milwaukee Wisconsin. I believe my grandmother may have also moved to Milwaukee, after I was born. If anyone can help me locate any of my relation I would be Forever grateful. Sincerely, Deborah Jean Morris

Deborah J. Morris Sat May 31 23:28:38 1997
Hello again, Still looking for grandparent's & family
. New information on Marvin Franklin MORRIS, born: 1⁄24⁄24. Marvin also had a sister name Louise, I do not know her middle name. I do not know if she ever married, or left Arkansas. If My Aunt Louise is out there some where please write me back. Marvin also had twin girls, with a woman named Kathy, Last name unknown. I also have another name in relation to my father, his name is Larry. I am not sure if he was my father's son or a brother. Eugene Harold MORRIS was born 6⁄5⁄1935. His first wives name was Clara Rose TOPPING. My Mother is Delores Mae GABRILSKI, TOPPING. Sincerely, Deborah

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Bob Nobis Sat, 27 Sep 1997 12:25:25

Do you know of anyone in Winnebago County that can help me with an Obituary or death record Lookup? I am trying to find a copy of an obit. for Florence Corrine NOBIS, died in January 1986 in Loves Park, Winnebago Co., IL. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Robert J. Nobis, 1766 East Evergreen Street, Mesa, AZ 85203

Edmond Spaeth Fri, 12 Sep 1997 09:05:36

My wife's great-grandmother Malinda⁄Matilda⁄Mary NEELY⁄NEALY was supposedly born in Seward, Illinois in the 1850's. The Winnebago County Clerk had no information on this person. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks...Edmond Spaeth

Gregory Bender Tue, 30 Dec 1997 11:24:07

Henry NIKOLAS, son of George NIKOLAS, is thought to have been born about 1870 in the Chicago, Cook Co., IL area. He eventually married Edith Burnam and moved to Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL where he died October 6, 1899. Edith subsequently married Robert Lee LONG of Tennessee. Robert Lee died in August 1949 at Bay Pines, St. Petersburg, FL. Edith survived him to die in 1967 at the Baptist Home, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA. Henry NIKOLAS and Edith had one son, Arthur Fay NIKOLAS, bornFebruary 2, 1897 in Rockford, IL.

Arthur Fay NIKOLAS married Elvira Frances McLAIN. Elvira, daughter of Francis William McLAIN and Georgiana Augusta FOSTER was born October 19, 1901 in Waterloo, IA. Arthur and Elvira moved to Allentown, Northampton Co., PA where the first two of their four children were born. Francis Robert NIKOLAS was born November 13, 1931. Francis Robert died in 1932. Arthur Francis NIKOLAS, the second son is living today. The family them moved to Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA., where a daughter, Mary Georgiana NIKOLAS and a son, George Foster NIKOLAS, were born. Both Mary and George are living today. Arthur Fay NIKOLAS died June 21, 1960 in Pittsburgh. Elvira Frances died February 9, 1993 in Pen Yan, NY.

Newman, Flynn, Turneil ?, Kavanaugh, (see Flynn)
Gunnar Axell Thu Apr 3 10:59:57 1997
Oskar Fredrik NELSON, born 1852 in Hagebyhoga Oestergotland, Sweden and his wife Josefina ANDERSSON, born 1853 in Stora Aby, Oestergotland left Sweden with the
son Oscar Albin and the daughter Edith Sofia and settled down in Rockford IL. They got four more children: Caroline Josephine, Eva Matilda Stina, Esther Hildur Elisabeth and Fred. Oscar Fredrik died in 1924. His wife past away in 1952, almost 100 years old, in her home in Byron IL, where she lived for seven months. Earlier ahe had lived in Rockford for 65 years. The nearest relatives were 3 daughters, 2 sons and 4 grandchildren. The oldest son Oscar Albin,born 1877, had a farm in Oak Park IL and was still working 1957 when he was 80 years, Edith, born 1880, was married with a Mr. Perterson and lived in 1952 in Byron IL. They got two children. Josephine born 1908. In May 1958 she lived on: 2255 9th Street Rockford IL. She was a member in a Lutheran Church where she played the piano. She was also a sundayschool teacher. She was single. I don´t know when she died. The other child was a boy: Philip. He died 1956 in diabetes. Caroline (1883-1957) was single and died in cancer. Eva, born 1888. I don´t know anything about her. She was not alive in 1952. Esther, born 1891, was married with Mr Frank BENSON In 1952 they had two children and lived in Batavia IL. Fred (1898-1958). He was single and lived together with his sister Caroline. He died in MS. I know that all this people are dead without Esther and Frank BENSON´s two children. If anybody can give me informations about this persons or relatives of them I should be very much obliged to you. - Thu, 7 Aug 1997 12:18:29 -0400 (EDT) NORTON Family

I know my greatgrandfather Eliakim and Grace Crowder NORTON settled in Illinois and had a son Herbert Norton in 1845 and my grandfather Louis Henry was born in Canada in 1842. I am not sure what year they came to Illinois but know he lived around Durand,IL most of his life. I am trying to find where they bought land and lived in Winnebago or Mc Henry county. Louis lived in Spring Grove, Mc Henry later as an adult.Thanks, Genort

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GARY MONTEL Wed, 30 Sep 1998 21:19:04

Am looking for any information on Edward O'ROURKE b. 1860 in Rockford. He died 1927 in Chicago. He was married to Margaret McMullen b. 1860 Galena and died 1926 in Chicago.

Norman Witter Fri, 22 May 1998 12:37:56

Dan Witter--I am looking for any information on the family O'Sarah that once lived in Winnebago county in the early 1800's. The only name I have is Lavinnia O'Sarah. If anyone knows anything about Lavinnia or the O'Sarah please contact me. Thanks!

I am researching the OGDEN and SWINDELLS families of Rockford, Winnebago County, IL. Thank you, Donna Salter Mullen
GG Grandfather Rollin C. Orr was probably born in NY 2 OCT 1826. Rollin married Adelia HORAN (I have M⁄C) in Rockford 11 NOV 1856. Rollin died 17 JAN 1883 and was burried Rockton Cemetery. I'd like any data on Rollin's or Adelia's sibs or parents. 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. Thank you, Dan Orr II in La$Vega$
Connie Odgers Sat Jun 21 21:08:05 1997
DANIELS⁄ODGERS - Looking for information on Rhoda Emma Daniels born 6-10-1858 Pecatonica, Winnebago Co, Illinois. Par
ents 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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Millie Alexander Mon, 01 Mar 1999 11:04:25

PRENTIS⁄PRENTICE - Orville and Carrie SMITH PRENTICE and family lived in Rockford and New Milford (Kiswaukee) area, Winnebago Co., Illinois, from about 1860's. Buried there and had a large family. I have a photo of the family and any information will be helpful. Millie

Debbie Deal Thu, 25 Feb 1999 14:01:03

Seeking information on John R. PORTER born Ohio and died after 1877. Wife's maiden name HOSMER. Married in Muskingum Co Ohio in 1861, but he resided in 1858 in Rockford. Thanks, Debbie Lichtner Deal; Chandlersville,Ohio 43727

Jean Bushnell Sun, 3 Jan 1999 05:24:22

Thomas R. Price born c 1823 Pa, stated in 1862, when enlisting for Civil War, that his place of residence was Rockford, IL. He enlisted at Calhoun co. IL, served 3 years as a nurse aide. He was of German ancestor and according to tradition was a minister. Have a reprint of picture of him standing behind an pupit. I am enclined to think of the Mennoitte, or possible the Lutheran Church . Only possible other known Price name is Alias Price, found in family papers, but none known. Military papers show only he was born in Pa. Married Sabra Eunice Steed, 1 Mar 1866, in Calhoun co. IL 1870, and died March 1879 in Greene co. IL, leaving wife and three children.

Old Query Jean Bushnell Sat, 4 Apr 1998 19:01:31

Trying to locate information concerning Thomas R. Price born c 1823 in Pa. At time of enlistment in Calhoun co. Il. for Civil War, stated that his residence was Rockford, Il. Need locate any information. Family tradition say he was a minister of German ancestor. He served 3 years in the Hospital ward, while in service. Possible, a Brethren. Will exchange. Jean Bushnell

Prather see (F) Thu, 19 Nov 1998 17:52:41

Would like information on Parker families of Roscoe, Harlem and Loves Park.Perhaps there are also some Fowlers. Descendants of Linus PARKER and perhaps Philip FOWLER. My grandmother LULA AFFA FOWLER m.JAMES PARKER. They lived in Roscoe. Linus had a farm in or outside Harlem which is presently a state park.Interested in graves in Methodist Cemetary (old one) Probably only PARKERS. P Heisel

Rob Linneweber Fri, 29 May 1998 17:50:18
Looking for information on my family, last name PELLEY My g.grandfather was John Taylor PELLEY, born 04⁄12⁄1847 May have been a member of the Baptist ch
urch. Married, Hannah WHEAT 09⁄17⁄1967 native of Pennsylvania.Would like information on John Taylor's parents: They came from Canada and settled in Rockford, Ill where John Taylor was born and raised to manhood. Thank you, Brenda Pelley Linneweber
Chris Shriver Stallwood Wed, 8 Apr 1998 07:45:01

I am looking for information on Charlotte Matilda PETERSON (b. 15 Nov 1849, Westergotland, Sweden, d. 10 Mar 1921, Rockford, Winnebago Co, IL, buried 12 Mar 1921, Cedar Bluff Cem., Rockford, IL) married to Andrew Gustaf Green (b. 13 Jun 1851, Westergotland, Sweden, d. 6 Nov 1924, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, buried 8 Nov 1924, Cedar Bluff Cem., Rockford, IL). Andrew's last name was changed from PEARSON to GREEN when he, his wife, and son, Charles John GREEN (b. 16 Sep 1879, Westergotland, Sweden, d. 26 Mar 1966, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, buried 29 Mar 1966, Cedar Bluff Cem., Rockford, IL) came to the United States in 1883. Andrew became a naturalized citizen in 1890. Charlotte's father was Peter PETERSON and she had a sister that also came to the US with them, Johanna PETERSON that married _________ JOHNSON. Charlotte was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Rockford, IL. Andrew Gustaf GREEN worked as a furniture packer at Haddorf Piano Factory and later at Greenlee Bros. Tool & Dye, where his son, Charles John Green, was later a Supervisor. Charles John GREEN married Elizabeth A. KINCAID (daughter of Lorenzo Dowe KINCAID and Elizabeth TAYLOR. Thanks, Chris Shriver Stallwood (email: http:⁄⁄⁄stallwood

Karen Gullish, Thu, 11 Sep 1997 13:30:18

I am looking for a record of William Edwin PALMER's birth. He was born at home in Harrison, IL and was delivered by Dr. Lovsee (his mother's sister's husband). We have the date as Dec. 03, 1882. His parents were Avery William PALMER and Sarah Gertrude THOMPSON. My Mom said that she has looked for acutal document but hasn't had any luck. Is there a way to find out?

John Shuck, 8 Sep 1997 13:23:48

I have information on the family of Russell PENNOCK and Fannie HOLMES. They lived in Rockford in the mid 1800's. I will be glad to share what information that I have. I am also looking for any information that someone may have on their descendants.

Enoch PHILLIPS, (b ?? in PA - d. 1860) married Sarah Ann SOLMON, (b. abt 1823 in England - d. 1894 in Buffalo, WI) in 1858 or 1859, marriage place unknown. Their son Byron PHILLIPS was born Dec. 20, 1859, near Wilmot, WI. His father died while he was still an infant, between Jan and July 1860. Sarah PHILLIPS then moved to Beloit and married John LAFFERTY, probably about 1862. Sarah may have been married at least twice before her marriage to Enoch PHILLIPS. Her children Robert, Bessie and Owen EAVES were all born in England. Her son, Henry THOMPSON, was born abt 1864 in WI. He was known to be living in Rockford, IL in 1945, and may have had a daughter named Flora. Any info on this family would be appreciated. I have much to share. Kay Phillips from Fremont, IN
Larry Parker Mon May 12, 1997-- 9:30 p.m.

I am searching for information on by father, ORIE L. PARKER who lived in Rockford, Illinois from 1921 until 1930. I do know that he was discharged from the Army in Rockford in 1922. I find that he married a Margaret LIGHTFOOT CARR in Freeport, Illinois on 3 March1921. Margaret Carr had been married as Mrs. Lightfoot and had two children listed as Lightfoot.Orie L. Parker was employeed by the Barber-Coleman Company in Loves Park, Illinois as a machinist.Orie L. Parker and Margaret Parker or listed in the City Directory of Rockford as residing first at 713 Green Street in 1923, then 709 Green Streeet in 1925, 1926 at Washington Park, then 1927-28 at 523 Newport Avenue and 1928-29-30 at 604 Sydney Avenue in Loves Park.The 1930 term of Circuit Court has record of an Petition for Divorce and Cross-Bill with final divorce about Jan. 1931.Orie Parker moved to E. St. Louis, Ill and re-married and fathered 4 children and the rest is history of record. I am looking for more on this 10 years in Rockford and what happened to Margaret Lightfoot and the two boys. When Orie L. Parker married the first time the bride listed her name as Margaret Louis McNeal, born in Evansville, Indiana. This Margaret Louise McNeal on the marriage license issued in Stephenson County, Illinois listed her as "miss Louise McNeal age 25 and that this was her first marriage. In the Divorce she states she was formerly Mrs. Carr and before that Mrs. Lightfoot and that the two boys are both Lightfoot and in 1930 the ages are 22 and 19 which would have made them 12 and 10 at the time of marriage to Parker. Orie Parker's wife may be listed as:
Margaret Louis McN
eal; or
Louis McNeal; or
Margaret Lightfoot; or
Margaret Carr

Any help is appreciated. Larry Parker -- e-mail to: Trout

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Laura Eileen Fieker Mon, 07 Jul 1997 18:00:57

My Great Grandfather was Benjamin Franklin Prentice⁄Prentis and he was born on 26 Feb 1864 in Rockford, ILCounty and am searching for his parents and further back if possible. They decended from Valentine Prentice one of the early New England settlers and from there I believe to Winnebago. Any info you can provide me with would be appreciated.Benjamin died in Nebraska. His wife was from Winnebago also and need info on her side as well Laura Ann Wilson, they might have been married there as well. My grandfather John Chester Prentice was born to them in 1899 and he wasn't the oldest but close.Benjamin had five brothers and seven sisters, do not know the sisters names but the following is brothers names: Joseph, William, Orville,Ward and John.Hoping to hear from you and many thanks, Laura Fieker

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ROBINSON - WAUGH - Searching for information on David and Margaret (STREIGHT) ROBINSON. David and Margaret had the following children: James, John and Mary. David ROBINSON died in either Ogle or Winnebago County in 1868; and in 1872, Margaret married Joseph W. WAUGH in New Milford, Winnebago County. Family later moved to Nebraska. Any help would be appreciated. Melanie Cox
Laura Kaatz Fri, 08 Aug 1997 16:31:59

I'm researching the REIMER family who settled near Beloit, WI, and lived on both sides of the state line in WI⁄IL. Laura Kaatz; 2316 W. Cothrell Street; Olathe, KS 66061(

Laura Kaatz Fri, 08 Aug 1997 16:27:39 ROTH Family

I'm researching the ROTH family who came to Rock County, WI⁄Winnebago County, IL, from Switzerland by way of le Havre, France, in 1856. They lived in Turtle Township, Rock Co, WI, as well as Manchester Township, Boone County, IL, before settling in Winnebago County. Please contact me to share information, at: Laura Kaatz; 2316 W. Cothrell Street; Olathe, KS 66061(

Fred Hibbard ; Thu, 31 Jul 1997 18:16:57

Katherine E. Rowland of Rockford IL died aft 19 Dec 1994. I believe she authored a ROWLAND Genealogy (300 pages) and it started with Henry Rowland of Fairfield CT 1649-1650. Any help in locating a copy of this book would be appreciated.Thank You

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Bobby Dobbins Title 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

Dick Simpson, 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,

Ray and Ruth Helvy 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 I look forward to hearing from you. Ruth Helvy.

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

Buster McUster 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. 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 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

Maxine Perrin 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,

James D & Judy J. Arnold 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

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 -

Carol MacKay 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
Heath Vogel 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;

Ina Wallace 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 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.

Roxanne L Barth 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" 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
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

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 was 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 grandfa
thers 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.


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.
Glenda Thayer - 3 May 1997
Need parents of Mary STEWART⁄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:

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[T] Fri, 2 Oct 1998 23:29:18

Please add my query: Seek to share info on McMAHON and TURLEY families of Winnebago Co. MICHAEL MCMAHON, wife JANE CUNNINGHAM MCMAHON, both born Ireland; came to US about 1846, through NY and PA and settled in New Milford & Cherry Valley areas of Winnebago Co. Had at least one son OWEN MCMAHON. OWEN MCMAHON married JULIA ANN TURLEY, in 1859 in Rockford. JULIA daughter of MICHAEL TURLEY and ANNE WATSON TURLEY (born County Roscommon, Ireland); both died in Rockford, IL in about 1907-1910. TURLEY's had at least another child, son A.J. TURLEY who died Feb 20, 1880, near Cherry Valley. Seek more info and to share. Contact me at e-mail

Allen Blake Sun, 15 Nov 1998 13:55:14

Searching for information on Thomas J. Torry (Torrey). He was a member of Ill 45 Inf. Co F during the Civil War. He was married to Amelia M. Blowers and had several children, one of whom was Maude Alice Torrey, my great grandmother. He was from Cherry Valley, Illinois He was from Cherry Valley, IL

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Chris Shriver Stallwood Sun, 11 Oct 1998 14:14:05

I am trying to find some information regarding Elizabeth TAYLOR, born 2 June 1850, Rockton, Winnebago Co., IL. She married, 12 Mar 1869, Ft. Atkinson, Jefferson Co., WI, Lorenzo Dowe KINCAID, a farmer, born 12 Nov 1848, Rockton, Winnebago Co., IL. Elizabeth and Lorenzo both died in Rockton. They had the following children: Addee Elizabeth Kincaid; Victoria Kincaid m. Adrian Lovelace; Harry Kincaid m. Blanch Buchanan; Peter Kincaid m. Rena Almeda Arnold; Elizabeth A. Kincaid m. Charles John Green; Ruthie Kincaid; Gurta Louise Kincaid; Thanks, Chris Shriver Stallwood; http:⁄⁄⁄stallwood

Old Query Chris Shriver Stallwood Wed, 8 Apr 1998 07:57:55

I am looking for any information regarding the ancestors, siblings, etc. of Elizabeth TAYLOR (b. 2 Jun 1850, Rockton, Winnebago Co., IL, d. Rockton, Winnebago Co., IL). She married Lorenzo Dowe KINCAID (b. 12 Nov 1848, Rockton, Winnebago Co., IL).
They had the following children:  i Addee Elizabeth Kinca
id 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@ao http:⁄⁄⁄stallwood

Keith Thompson  7 May 1998 19:45:08
Looking for Abraham THOMPSON, b Rockford, Wyandotte,
IL d. 1896. m Selma DOWNS. Children: Albert THOMPSON, Ellen THOMPSON, Melvina THOMPSON, Henry, Bertha, William, Minnie, Eddy Charles, Frank (all THOMPSON). Also looking for Mary Francis CHAPMAN, d 1930 m Albert THOMPSON 1875. From Rockford, the family broke up and moved to IA, MN, ND, SD. Keith Thompson
Sharon Thomasson - Sun, 8 Feb 1998 16:36:19 EST

Subject: Trask--Ruth Trask Calwell came to Winnebago County with her three daughters: Mary, Martha, and Rebecca, in 1845. Settled in the Harvard area and later Durand Twp. 1860 and 1870 census has Ruth Calwell living with married daughter, Martha Turner (Turney), husband--Edwin Turner. No sign of any Ruth or the Turners or other daughter Rebecca who married Horatis Vosburgh after 1870. Trying to verify Ruth's whereabouts and place of death in order to track down her father. Census states she was born in Vermont. We know she was married in Ohio, where her husband died a year or less before she came to Illinois. Sharon Thomasson

Dawn Tofflemire Collins Sun Aug 10 10:35:08 1997
I am searching for any information on Tofflemires in Boone or Winnebago counties. I especially would like to hear from any one with information on John Tofflemir
e and Mary Stewart, and their children. I am especially wanting any information on Joseph Tofflemire married to Harriet Hoskins in 1855.


THAYER see [S]

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

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Judi Gilker Mon, 12 Jan 1998 05:09:39

Seeking information on Ella VENGHAUS born April 1880 in Quincy, Adams Co. IL. Married (?) DODGION and lived Rockford, IL. Children? Died? Ella had a sister Charlotte "Lottie" born March 3, 1878 & died April 30, 1942 both in Quincy, IL. Married William E. TUTTLE & Joseph KELLER. Lived around Adams Co. IL. and Marion, County, Mo. Ella's parents were Herman Adolph J. Herny VENGHAUS born 1855 in Hanover, Germany. Died July 7, 1898 Adams Co. IL. & Anna PAUL born Prussia. Unknown dates. Ella's father was also married to another woman unknown name and had two boys, William & George. Unknown what became of them. (Snail Mail) Judi Gilker 2039 College Quincy, IL. 62301

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Betty Schlichting Sat, 14 Nov 1998 22:40:46

Searching for family in the Rockford area, WOLCOTT, YAGEL, ROTH, HATHAWAY and READING. Not all from same line, any information appreciated. Thank you Betty VARTY SCHLICHTING,

Tom Frey Sun, 29 Nov 1998 20:56:04

Subject: Waters, Myra Jane--Please advise how I can order the following: Birth certificate for Myra Jane Waters -born sometime in 1881 in Pecatonica - also her marraige certificate with Lloyd B. Frey on Christmas 25 Dec 1900. Thank you much - Tom Frey in Oregon

Jonathan Snyder Sat, 4 Jul 1998 07:49:21
My relative, Johannes (Andersson) WALSTEAD, was born 6 July 1811 in Borgunda Parish, Skaraborgs län, Sweden to Andreas Andersson and Stina Jansdotter. He apparent
ly immigrated to Rockford, but later moved to Storm Lake, IA. He had the following children: Andrew Walstead; Anna Walstead; Harry Walstead.--Harry Walstead apparently remained in Rockford. I have no additional information on the dates of birth or death of members of the Walstead family. I would appreciate any information that could be provided.---Jonathan Snyder, Virginia Beach
Richard Leonard Wed, 17 Jun 1998 21:50:14
Looking for Chester John WINN, b. NY, lived in Rockford, Ill. area circa 1870. Married Matilda DEVINE. Looking for all vital information on
Matilda, especially identity of parents.
Dave Wright Sun, 10 May 98 19:31:33
I am desceneded from some WRIGHT people who l
ived in Winnebago County for only 14 years! George S. WRIGHT, who was born in England about 1801, and his wife Mary _______, who was born in NJ about 1809, moved from Rockdale Co., PA to Winnebago Co., IL with their three sons George W. WRIGHT, Asa Scott WRIGHT and and Charles WRIGHT in approx. 1852. Both George W. and Asa Scott served in the 55TH Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry from 9⁄9⁄1861 to 8⁄14⁄1865. Their enlistment records show Burritt Township as their residence(s). George W. married Rebecca A. HILTON of Lonsdale, RI in Rockford, IL on April 10, 1866. Asa S. married Ellen J. BARSLEY in 1863, presumably in IL. The whole lot of them moved to the Dakota Territory in 1866. I am looking for any information on George S. and Mary. I have very little information on Charles except that he died 11⁄18⁄71. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I will share info. and own a book entitled "The Story of the 55th Illinois Infantry", written by "A Commitee of the Regiment" and published in 1887 by W.J. Coulter, Clinton, Massachusetts. Thank you. 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. Sun, 08 Feb 1998 21:09:23

I am looking for the information about the parents of Edgar Nesbitt Weeks Born March 18, 1872 in Rockford, IL. I do not know of any brothers or sisters, but I am sure there must be. Any information would be greatly welcome. Please E-mail me at Joam Magee

I am searching for the death record for Jeremiah WHALEY who is listed in LDS records as having died in Cherry Valley, Winnebago Co., Ill on April 14, 1856. I have probate records from the filing in Allamakee Co., Iowa in July of 1856 biled by his wife requesting title to their farm in Iowa. I am trying to prove that these two men are one and the same. There is no burial record for Jeremiah in Iowa, and I have been told that he was on his way from Iowa to Indiana when he died. He and his family had left Springfield. Allen Co., Ind. in 1855 for Iowa. If anyone has proof of Jeremiah Whaley's death in Illinois. please email to Joam Magee

g walker Sun, 28 Dec 97 13:59:08 PST

I am searching for information about the Elmer Walker family or wife, Amelia (Johnson) Walker. If you know of anything about them and relatives⁄ancestors please e-mail me with info.Elmer (approx. 1882-1957); Amelia (approx. 1883-1966) I am their grandson: e-mail me at:

Robin Nutt, Mon, 8 Sep 1997 13:24:01

I am looking for information on one Bertha WICKLUND, her parents are John and Anna Wicklund. Bertha was born in Rockford, but do not know when. I have no dates, which I know makes it hard to find them. But, it would be sometime after 1900's. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Searching for Wolff, DeWolff, Elliott, Easingwood, Midgley, and Geiser families. Decendants settled in Rockford, IL area in 1800s. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks,Bill Wolff
WAUGH see [R]
John Thompson Fri, 13 Jun 1997 22:09:42 -0500 - WILLIAMS

I am searching for the Family of Eva May WILLIAMS.I think she was born in Winnebago County on August 7,1906. She married Jesse M. Crawford around 1930 and together they had 3 sons, Kenneth b 1932 ,Charles b.1934 and Edward b.1936. I have no information on Eva's parents or other family and would appreciate any information I can get on this Family.

Marsha Crawford Thompson

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David Young Thu, 14 Aug 1997 22:18:49

Simon YOUNG b July 30, 1790 Rye, NH sp Lois Palmer KNOWLES listed in first 100 pioneers of Winnebago Cnty, IL horseback mail carrier. Vet War of 1812 US Army Ranger.

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