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HEITKAMP posted by Rachel M Downing on Monday, March 13, 2000

My G Grandfather Bernard J HEITKAMP, mentioned in my other queries, was of the firm "HEITKAMP Brothers" who owned some type of store and grain business according to his marriage announcement in 1899. Also, according to my mother another one of the HEITKAMPS owned some type of glovery, or glove and mitten manufacturing business in Galena, Jo Davies County in the early 1900s. My grandmother had occasionally worked there as a young girl. I would be very interested to learn more about either of these Heitkamp businesses. Rachel..

KIRK posted by Rachel M Downing on Thursday, March 16, 2000

James W KIRK, age 28 was born and raised in Galena, Jo Davies County. When he was killed by a train in Chicago He was brought back home to be burried. I need to get a copy of his obituary or death record. Can anybody help me with this? I am trying to find out the names of his parents. They may have been from Minesota, but I have reached a dead end. thanks, Rachel Downing, [email protected]

BRINK, DATERS, IMHOLT, KLASS, KOPEL, MENSEN posted by Jeff Wonders on Friday, March 17, 2000

I'm looking for information on these families. They were all families from the Jo Daviess County. My G-Grandparents, Tony and Louise KOPEL BRINK, lived in Menominee, IL. Tony's parents were Bernard and Adelheid DATERS BRINK. Tony had two sisters, Wilhelmina MENSEN and Mary KLASS. Louise's parents were Bernard and Mary Ann IMHOLT. Mary Ann's parents were Henry and Mary IMHOLT and Henry's parents were Albert and Mary IMHOLT. You can email me at [email protected] Thanks! Jeff.

ASHMORE, CHILTON, CLAYPOOL, HIGGINS, MILLER, POWELL, SCOTT, YOKUM posted by Karen DaPra on Tuesday, March 21, 2000

Does anyone have the children of James CLAYPOOL, born abt. 1786 VA, died 1868? in Jo Daviess Co, IL, son of Jesse CLAYPOOL Sr. & Elizabeth MILLER. James married Sarah POWELL, daughter of Samuel & Catherine POWELL 29 Jan 1811 Champaign Co, OH. (This information from Ancestral File and need to also be verified.) James & Sarah could have also at one time been in Kentucky. Possible children of James & Sarah: 1) Milton C. CLAYPOOL born 1814 OH, died 27 Dec 1869. Milton married 21 Jun 1835 in Sangamon Co, Illinois to Rosanna(h) or Rose Ann HIGGINS, daughter of William HIGGINS & Rosanna YOKUM. They went to Jo Daviess County, Illinois in 1847 and are buried there. Three sons known: Newton Berry CLAYPOOL, William CLAYPOOL and James CLAYPOOL. Further information on this family also needed. 2) James P. CLAYPOOL born 1825? Ohio? who married Mary Jane CHILTON on 06 Apr 1848 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Ancestral File plus other records found indicate they possibly had the following children, born Jo Daviess Co., Illinois: a) Sarah E. CLAYPOOL born 1849 b) Belle Isabella CLAYPOOL born 1850, married 1867 Jo Daviess Co, IL to Henry ASHMORE. Both buried in Jo Daviess Co, IL. c) Evans CLAYPOOL who died 23 Aug 1850 d) Harriett CLAYPOOL who died 02 Jul 1857 e) Louisa CLAYPOOL born & died 1855 f) Nora CLAYPOOL born 1856 g) Catherine CLAYPOOL born 1860 h) William CLAYPOOL born 1863 i) Louis CLAYPOOL born 1866 j) Frank CLAYPOOL born 1869 3) Sarah Elizabeth CLAYPOOL who married Amos SCOTT 30 Oct 1842 in Jo Daviess Co., Illinois. There is an Estate Notice of Amos SCOTT by James CLAYPOOL in Jo Daviess County on 06 Feb 1846. Nothing else known. 4) Mary Claypool (1842-1920) who married . . . (incomplete query)

CLAYPOOLS, CRUMMER, GREATLY posted by Karen DaPra on Tuesday, March 21, 2000

(continued from previous query entry) CRUMMER. There are other CLAYPOOLS in Jo Daviess Co, IL which are probably part of this family but I need more information. Does anyone have more on these CLAYPOOLS of Illnois? I would GREATLY appreciate any help in sorting all of them out! Thanks, Karen in Michigan..

CLARK, SMITH posted by Joe Archer on Friday, March 24, 2000

I am looking for birth and marriage and death records for Cora Elizabeth SMITH and John William CLARK 1870- 1900 in El Dorado, Jo Daviess County, Ill. Thanks for any help.

EVANS, HUGHES, JOHNSON, SPRATT posted by Jennifer Jensen on Saturday, March 25, 2000

I have the same information about Eliza JOHNSON and James SPRATT in Galena, Jo Daviess, IL and from the same source, as your first response in August. But what do you have about Eliza? Would Thomas EVANS be her mother's brother, therefore her mother's maiden name was EVANS? Also, I have a notation with a question mark that her name was Eliza HUGHES JOHNSON.

BECKER, SCHMITT posted by Cindy Bistodeau on Tuesday, March 28, 2000

I am looking for information on finding someone that died in Galena IL in 1850. All I know is that her name was Helena (SCHMITT) BECKER and that she came to Galena Il from Germany. I have it that she died in Galena, Jo Daviess CO in 1850. I was wondering where I could write to for informaiton.

BOSTWICK, HARLE, HARNEY, HEITKAMP, HILGESS, HUBACHER, KIRK, KLINDTHWORTH, LESLIE, MORRIS, RIPPIN posted by Rachel M Downing on Wednesday, March 29, 2000

I just received the Civil War Pension records for my G G Grandfather Nicholaus HUBACHER Sr. These records provide the following information: date and place of birth, physical description, maiden name of wife, date-place and reverend of marriage, attorneys name, war service information, full names and birth dates for all of his children and sworn statements of two Galena friends. I had originally gotten his company and regiment information from burrial listings on the Jo Davies County web page. For ten dollars I obtained the records from the national archives. So in the interest of locating connections, here is some of what I found. Nicholaus HUBACHER Sr was born Feb. 8, 1845 Canton Berne Switzerland. By age twenty he lived in Galena, Jo Davies County Illinois. He was enlisted with Company A, 15th Illinois Volunteer Infantry February 24, 1865 at age twenty. Mustered out September 16, 1865. Nicholaus married Mary Ann HILGESS November 17th 1869 at the Lutheran Church, Rev. John KLINDTHWORTH. The documents state that there are records of the marriage at the church and at the county courthouse. Their children were: William John HUBACHER born June 28, 1870 Mary Elizabeth HUBACHER KIRK born August 4, 1872(My G Grandmother) Nicholaus M HUBACHER (Jr) born Nov. 23 1874 Catherine M HUBACHER HARNEY born May 19, 1877 Lucy R HUBACHER born August 16, 1879 Delia Theresa HUBACHER HARLE born Oct. 21, 1881 George Louis HUBACHER born December 24, 1883 Frank H. HUBACHER born July 17, 1886 Laura S. HUBACHER born October 17, 1891 (another page says 1890 instead of 1891) Attorney for Nicholaus was Thomas LESLIE. The friends who signed the sworn 3 page document which was hand written by the clerk of court were Otto MORRIS and R. S. BOSTWICK. Clerk of court was William RIPPIN, document August 1, 1890. Nicholaus was noted as a farmer and laborer. Would like to hear from anybody connected to the HUBACHER, KIRK or HEITKAMP families of Jo Davies County Illinois. Rachel M Downing, [email protected] .

COLEMAN, CORBETT, FITZGIBBON, GOGAN, HOLLAND, MAHONEY, SUMMERS posted by Scott Mahoney on Wednesday, March 29, 2000

Researching Cornelius MAHONEY (1828-1905) of Dunleith, JoDaviess County, Illinois and his wife Bridget SUMMERS FITZGIBBON (1829-1881). Cornelius was born in County Cork, Ireland, the son of Timothy and Mary (GOGAN) MAHONEY. He came to the U.S.A. in 1845 with (according to a family tradition) two brothers who later went to the Dakotas and were never heard from again (not sure if the brothers were ever in JoDaviess County). Cornelius is known to have lived in New York and Ohio before moving to Dunleith, JoDaviess County around 1855 where he lived until moving to Delaware County, Iowa around 1862. Bridget was born in the Parish of Askeaton, County Limerick, Ireland, apparently the daughter of Martin and Bridget (HOLLAND) SUMMERS. She appears to have had a stepfather by the name of Cornelius COLEMAN. Was he the same Cornelius COLEMAN who witnessed Cornelius MAHONEY's naturalization in JoDaviess County in 1855? (John CORBETT also listed as a witness.) Any information on these families appreciated, Scott Mahoney [email protected]

DUTCHER, RENWICK posted by R Jeff Gurvine on Wednesday, March 29, 2000

DUTCHER and RENWICK families lived in Jo Daviess county 1840 to present. I am related to George RENWICK whose daughter Margaret married John H DUTCHER.

posted by Bev on Friday, March 31, 2000

Could someone please tell me where in Jo Daviess Co I would find the twp of Melville? Is this town still in existence? My present-day map does not show it if it is. Thank you for your response.


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