1998 Queries

Surnames: LARSON
Submitter: Sandy Thompson
Date: 27 Apr 1998
Searching for information on one of my deceased ancestors who lived in the Rock Island Andulusia area.  His name was Carl Victor LARSON his wife,s name was Laura Larson who just passed away within the last few months.  I am looking for the cemetery they may be buried in so that I may gather some information for Genealogy Research.

Anyone who could give information on the cemeteries in the are where they may be buried at and perhaps the phone # of the cemeteries in that area. They were Swedish if that helps!

Surnames: FETTERER
Submitter: Ida
Date: 25 Apr 1998
Any connections to the FETTERER surname from Rock Island Please contact me. Surnames: LIEDTKE

Submitter: Marcia Dahlke
Date: 22 Apr 1998
Do You have a record for David LIEDTKE and Mary Elizabeth Liedtke(her maiden name also)marriage certificate--they were residents of Rock Island County(either Coal Valley,Milan or Rock Island towns)from 1876-1888? Also would there be information on Julius Liedtke(Mary's father who lived with them)? David was born(31Mar1853);Mary was born (20Dec1858);I have no dates on Julius.

Surnames: RINCK
Submitter: Chuck
Date: 20 Apr 98

Looking for information on the sheriff of Rock Island county John  circa 1900 

Submitter: Pat Stechalin
Date: 20 Apr 1998
The STECHALIN family (we are the only ones in the country to our knowledge) immigrated to Rock Island sometime before 1860. I found Joseph STECHALIN in the 1860 census living with someone else that had migrated here from Germay (Alsace-Lorraine).

Submitter: Julie Van Wyngaarden
Date: 16 Apr 1998
Trying to find information about George VIEGER(S) who came to Illinois around 1880 from Germany? Married april 1885 in Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois. Born in 1857? in Germany but in 1900 gave up his allegiance to the Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. Did he emigrate from Germany to the Netherlands? When did he emigrate to the US?

Would like to find his birth place in Germany? He was illiterate and we are not even sure of the name VIEGER although it's listed as such on his naturalization papers.

Surnames: KAPPAS
Submitter: Borgesmon
Date: 15 Apr 1998
Does anyone have any information on the KAPPAS family?

Date: 15 Apr 1998
I am looking for information on the Billburg Bar, in 1899, then billed as "The Longest Bar In The World". It was in Rock Island, IL.

Submitter: Diane Ryan
Date: 9 Apr 1998
I am looking for information on the TILLMONT family.  They originated in the Alsace Lorraine area of France Germany.  They  immigrated to New Bremen in Lewis County New York around 1840.  The descendants then moved on the Rock Island Illinois.

The ancestors names were Peter and Emma or (Anna), born in the late 1700's and then their son Stephen married Elizabeth BACH around 1852.  Any help in locating any descendants of this family would be appreciated.  I hope to compared genealogical notes with them if possible.

Surnames: BORST
Submitter: James A Cross
Date: 03 Apr 1998
Five male BORSTs immigrated to Rock Island from Germany between 1881 and 1894 (according to census entries). Most seem to have come as young men and married later.  They were:

George  born c1867  immig 1881 married Margaret ????   9 children
John    born c1870  immig 1888 married Ida ????        4 children
Charles born c1873  immig 1890 married Augusta O Mielke7 children
August  born c1873  immig 1891 married Augusta ????    0 children
Gustaf  born c1880  immig 1894 married Sophia Habemill 5 children

The Borst Family Association is interested in corresponding with descendents, especially concerning the origin of the immigrants in Germany and whether they were related. We also seek death data for the immigrants and spouses and marriage data for the children.

Surnames: PIERSOL
Submitter: Bobbi Piersol Cathey
Date: 22 Mar 1998
Please help me with information on the PIERSOL names listed in Civil War records and other Rock Island County records.  I am trying to see if there is any connection to my ancestors in Union County, Illinois. Joseph Piersol, Ignatius Clemment or Clem Piersol, Zachariah Piersol all in Union County, Illinois in the l850, l860 census.  Any information on the Rock Island Piersol's would be appreciated and any information I have would be shared.  Thank you

Surnames: GRISWOLD
Submitter: Rita Hallett
Date: 22 Mar 1998
I have come in possession of a photo album belong to my GGrandfather's brother, Milton Oliver GRISWOLD.  It is full of studio pictures from IA & NE, supposedly of his family, but no names on any of the pictures.  I was wondering if someone out there could guide me as to finding out when these studios were in business so I could at least date the pictures.
Two in particular was taken by the Photographic Studio of Thomas V Gibboney in Columbus Junction, IA.  I beleive these may be my GGGrandparents, but could tell more if I knew dates.
Several are by Huebingers' located at 119 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA.
There are some wedding photos taken by Malaur, Eagle Gallery in Des Moines, IA.
There is one of a young woman taken by Bruetts of Davenport, IA. Quite a few of them were taken by Jno. Buell of Geneseo, IL.  (I don't know where this is, so if anyone out there knows where Geneseo, IL is, please let me know & I will submit a query there as well.)
There is a photo of two teenage (?) girls taken by Haynew' Palace Studio Car - Northern Pacific Railroad, branch studio, Yellowstone Park.
One photo says Hostetty 1918 on the front side of the photo, with no location.
Some are by Hakelier, Vienna Studio in Rock Island, IL.
There are at least 50 photos in all.  If anyone can give me any leads, there are other studios in the area on some of the photos & I can give a complete list if you need.  Any help in dating these would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: Connie Alexander
Date: 21 Mar 1998
Looking for any info on "Pioneer Family Descendent Rock Island County Illinnois Bicentennial 1976". My grandfather was awarded several certificates for being descendent of  Peter & Eva Catherine SIMMON ; Phillip & Cornelia Jane SIMMON; and Cynthia Mathilda SIMMON LINDE. My grandfather was Julius Walker LINDE. Thank you for any information you might have.

Submitter: Susan (Reagan) Galvin
Date: 21 Mar 1998
I am searching for information on my gg-grandparents,  John REAGAN and Hanorah (Anna)COUGHLIN REAGAN.  They were living in Hampton, Rock Island County ca. 1858 to 1868⁄70. Sometime durmg 1870-72 they moved to Kansas.  They had 7 children:

 Daughter #1       b. ca. 1844-1850 in Ireland.  Immigrated to US in 1852 with mother.  She died at sea.

 Daughter #2        b. ca. 1844-1850 in Ireland.  Immigrated to US in 1852 with mother.  She died at sea.

I do not know where they entered the US, but suspect it was PA.  The information regarding WI is from oral family history and from death records.

Jeremiah            b. 1855 in Wisconsin or Moline, IL.  Family oral history seems to be conflicting.  I tend to lean toward                             Wisconsin since their next child was born in Wisconsin.

Elinor Mary        b. 4 Mar 1857 in Racine, WI or Lafayette, WI; d. 8 Feb. 1929.  Married to John Joseph Walsh (date unk).

The following two were born in Rock Island Cty, IL:

Hannah b. Feb. 1859, d. 17 April 1933; married John Donahoe 28 April 1897 and divorced on 6 Jan 1908.  Her marriage and divorce took place in Kansas. No children. Buried om St. Bridget Cemetery,    Scammon, KS.

William J. b. 1861, d. ?   and was never married as far as I know.  According to the 1880 census, he was a teacher and suffered from Poralysis and was crippled in one foot.  He taught school in PA.  Nothing else is known about him.

Charles Henry b. 9 May 1868, d. 8 Feb 1946, married to Hallie  ?? and later divorced.  There are no known children. It is thought by familty that Charles may have been born in Peoria, IL.

 If anyone can help me with this family I would truely appreciate it.

Submitter: Rita Hallett
Date: 20 Mar 1998
I am searching for information on Francis M. (GRISWOLD) WESTMEYER.  She lived in Rock Island in the early 1900's.  When her father, Milton Oliver GRISWOLD died in 1935, she was living in Aurora, IL.  Any information on M.O. GRISWOLD would be appreciated also.

Surnames: AUSTIN
Submitter: Lynn White
Date: 20 Mar 1998
I am trying to find information on the AUSTIN family. Specifically Wilson and Wheeler(twins) born in Rock Island on Sept. 10, 1874. I beleive their fathers name was Richard AUSTIN. He died when they were less than ten years old (sometime between 1874 and 1885). His widows name was Deborah. She then moved to Florida after his death. Any info on his date of death or circumstances would be so appreciated. Thanks!

Surnames: WYTHE
Submitter: Karen Wagner
Date: 19 Mar 1998
Am seeking info on Thomas WYTHE born 1898 in Seymour, Ia. Thomas lived in Moline in the 1930s and 1940s and perhaps later. It is believed that he worked for the railroad. He may have married a woman with the first name Helen. Any info at all would be greatly appreciated.

Submitter: Gary D. Kline
Date: 15 Mar 1998
I'm researching HAZLITT⁄HAZLET in NJ and MD.  Came across this info someone researching HAZLITT or MACKEY in Rock Island may find useful.  They have Rev. War connections!  Source:  The New Jersey Genesis, Vol 12. Number 3, April 1965.

The death record of Richard MACKEY (b. 16 Apr 1782) appears in the HAZLITT (Robert of NJ) Bible.  Richard was the youngest son of Joseph MACKEY, a miller of Roxborough (NJ).  His sister, Sarah MACKEY, was the wife of Alexander HAZLITT (son of John).  Joseph MACKEY (Captain of Company 1, 1st Regiment of Militia) is buried in the churchyard of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Oxford, Hazen, NJ and his grave is marked by the General William Mazwell Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

Alexander HAZLITT married Sarah MACKEY(b. 26 Nov 1784) on Dec. 27, 1803 at Easton, Pensylvannia.  They were the parents of twelve children, two dying as infants.  In 1837, they left New Jersey to settle in Rock Island County, Illinois.

Alexander HAZLITT's father, John, was born 10 Oct 1736.  His first wife, , Elizabeth MASON, died 1776⁄7 leaving a son, Alexander, and other children. John was a wagonmaster in 1778 in the Revolution from Sussex County.

Submitter: Barbara Little
Date: 11 Mar 1998
I am researching the DeMINCK⁄DeMUYNCK family who immigrated from Belgium to the U.S. in 1883 and lived in South Moline Township from that period until sometime after 1900 when they migrated to Ipswich, Edmunds Co., South Dakota.  My gr-grandparents Charles Bernard DeMINCK⁄DeMUYNCK b. Oct 22, 1844, and his wife Mary Louise DOELESLAGER b. Jun 12, 1853, immigrated with their four children, David, Leo Bernard, Emil and Julius, all were born in Belgium. They had five children here in the U.S., William, Julia, Mary, Tillie and Elizabeth.

My grandfather Leo Bernard DeMINCK⁄DeMUYNCK worked in the Moline foundry until it was destroyed by fire.  After the foundry was rebuilt in St. Charles, Illinois my grandfather went there for employment.  It was in St. Charles that he met and married my grandmother Jeannette DeBRUYNE April 25, 1903.

Can anyone help me with this family?  Are there any DeMINCK⁄DeMUYNCK's still in the area?  I would very much like to know where these people were born in Belgium.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: GOOD
Submitter: Judy
Date: 04 Mar 1998
GOOD - 1860 Rock Island Co. Census lists GOOD, Anna M. living in Hampton Twp; John GOOD living in Black Hawk Twp.; and Phillip C. GOOD living in 1 W. Rock Island Twp.  Does anyone know anything about any of these families?  Any info appreciated.  Thanks.

Submitter: Lorna MacIver
Date: 23 Feb 1998
I would like to find out if there is anyone here working on my lines.  My gggrandmother Hannah DRURY was b Wayne Co. 1823. She moved w her family to Rock Is Co before 1844, which is the year she married Isaiah DAVIS and moved across the river to Muscatine Co. Hannah's parents were John Drury b 1797 OH and Mary (Polly) REYNOLDS b 1798 OH; both are buried in Eliza Creek Cemetery. Their other children included Jane Frances, Mahala, Rachel, Eliza, James, Louise, Stewart, John, Eliza, and Sarah. I am trying to figure out the relationship betwen this family and the many other Drury and Reynolds families who lived in this area.. Thanks!

Submitter: Barbara Clements
Date: 22 Feb 1998
Any REYNOLDS who are related to CLEMENTS.

Submitter: Chuck Kerr
Date: 17 Feb 1998
My ggf was Alonzo DUNBAR, and his wife was Bessie WHITESIDE.  They had 7 children:
1) Lucy b. 18-Nov-1889 in Joslin, IL.  my grandmother married to Theodore KERR 6-Mar-1913.  d. 19-Feb-1931
2) Elizabeth
3) Nellie
4) Sarah (married to Leonard AANDERSON)
5) Eugene
6) Charles
7) Raymond
Can anyone help me get more info

Submitter: Roger H. Clinton
Date: 17 Feb 1998
Looking for a John Sylvester HILTON 1870-1900. Wife's name Elizabeth (BLOODSWORTH) Hilton and Son William. He served in the Iowa 21st Infantry Civil War from the town of Elkport, Iowa. He move to the Moline or Manmouth area after the war.

Surnames: MEAD
Submitter: Jill D. Walch
Date: 16 Feb 1998
Looking for information on A.H. MEAD.  I have a transcript of a letter written from Port Byron, Ill. July 21, 1861 by AH MEAD to a relative in Delaware County, New York.  Others named in the letter are Margaret MEAD, Arthur MEAD, a son, and Edward MEAD who was planning to "join Jim Lane in Kansas", a mounted company.

I do not know who AH MEAD is, exactly, but think that he may be Ambrose Mead or Alfred Mead, born in Roxbury, Delaware County, New York.
Thanks for any help.

Submitter: fish8719@idt.net
Date: 11 Feb 1998
I am looking for information on a Mary SULLIVAN, who came over from County Cook, and  a John Aloysious BUCKLEY who were married in Rock Island. I know they had a son born in 1881 after they moved to Chicago.

Submitter: Lois Loudon-Miele
Date: 4 Feb 1998
Does your HARDIN research include Mary Ann Hardin (b 28 Dec 1839 in England to John and Mary Hardin)?  She married Joseph HILLIER (b 28 Aug 1836 in Nova Scotia to George and Sarah STEPHENS - HILLIER) in Rock Island -- marriage date 12 Sep 1861.  My grandmother, Venetta Mae Hillier (b 14 May 1862 in Rock Island) was their daughter.

Submitter: Nancy Larsen
Date: 1 Feb 1998
I am resarching my surname of ALLMENDINGER.  Of particular interest at this time is William Christian Allmendinger born 10⁄31⁄1862 in Buffalo Prairie, Rock Island, Ill.  He married Nov 13, 1892 Nancy Elizabeth Kindle.  Any information anyone may have on William will be greatly appreciated.

Submitter: Carol Molen
Date: 30 Jan 1998
My g grandfather, John Frank and Jacob ZIEGLER purchased a lot in the Bailey and Boyes addition in Rock Island in May of 1853.  John Frank was from Darmstadt, Germany.  His wife was Magdalena FREY.  Jacob was also from Darmstadt.  I am trying to find out how John and Jacob were connected.  Can anyone help me with this information  I believe John came from Germany about 1847 and settled in Missouri for 3 years before coming to Rock Island. He was a cooper by profession.  His children were:  Isadora, Matilda, Caroline, Henry, Emil, Emily, John and Emil.  Charles Frank or Frey was also possible a son.  Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  I am willing to share info on the Frank family.  Thank you.

Surnames: WELLS
Submitter: Leo Tucker
Date: 28 Jan 1998
Looking for information on a Henry C. WELLS born in 1847 in Rock Island, IL.  Need name of parents.  Know some of his brothers and sisters were born there too, for example: Lucius & Albert.

Submitter: Peggy Falk
Date: 15 Jan 1998
I am researching LUCAS, LIPTON, JOHNSTON, they started out in Preemption, Mercer Cty. Illinois, but in an old photo album many pictures are from Rock Island so I assume they spread out. My Greatgreat Grandmother Alice LIPTON,came from Ireland in 1847, in 1856, at the age of 13 she married Robert Thompson Johnston, he was 17. In the 1860 census I found William and George LIPTON, born in Ireland 1839 & 1837also a John LUCAS born Ireland 1800. Any relatives out there?

Submitter: Bonnie Grimmius
Date: 13 Jan 1998
GRAVENOR, Elvin S. b. 12 Nov. 1887 - died in Rock Island Co. 27 Jan. 1971.  Married 1937 to Josephine HOCHART who d. 5 Oct. 1957. No children together. Josephine had a dau. Celina (YATES) from previous marriage and she lived in Chicago, IL and d.1982 in Phoenex AZ. Elvin's parents were: Robert Raven & Dora GRAVENOR. Siblings: Irene (COOMES); Icel (HARMON); Mary (KINDIG); Carrie (MCMORROW); Prior to their death, Elvin & Josephine lived in Alpha, Henry Co, IL.

 I'd like to make contact with anyone with family or friendship ties to the persons listed above. I have lots of information to share and information I'd like to gather.

Submitter: Sherry in CA
Date: 11 Jan 1998
Would like help confirming some information, if at all possible. Nicholas BRUNER married Hannah FISHER in 1821 in Lawrence Co., IN.  They moved to Illinois and ended up in Rock Island Co.  Their daughter, Catherine, married William (Valentine) Fisher in 1849 in Rock Island Co. From family sources, I've been told that all four of these people are buried at Dickson Cemetery.  Would like to verify that they are indeed there, and also find out if their graves are marked.  If marked, what is the information given on them.  The only death date I have, is for Nicholas, who died in 1877. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Submitter: Göran Andersson
Date: 1 Jan 1998
My name is Göran Andersson an I live in the south of Sweden. I´m looking for information of my grandfather (Lave ANDERSSON). He emmigrated from Sweden in 1923. I´ve found out that he lived somewhere in Illinois and he died in 1965. That´s all I know. I whould like to know where he lived, if he had a family and so on. Can anyone help me?