JoDaviess County, Illinois

1996 Archived Queries



Fred Bonjour  1996. Bonjour FamilyHomepage Contains genealogy (GED2HTML)Looking for any and all info on all BONJOURs Worldwide, Jo Davies County is one of the few areas in the US settled by the BONJOUR's. Fred Bonjour
Looking for Louise SETTLE who married Sebe/Sebrum PAYNEb. 4 Jan 1867 in IL. or any additional information on him. Married on 26 Oct 1882 in Davidson Co. TN Had the following children Minnie 1883-85 Carlie 1886 Clifford Joseph 23 Dec 1888  Earl 1891 Louise is possibly from the following family.

The Neville Suttle family came out of Davidson Co., TN and immigrated to Jo Daviess Co., IL and then on to Grant and Crawford Counties, WI. Neville SUTTLE married Edna Ann POSEY in Grant Co., WI abt 1845. There was a lot of back and forth travel between Jo Daviess Co., IL and Grant Co., WI with this family since Edna Ann POSEY SUTTLE's family lived in Jo Daviess.


Robert Blackert Sept 1996
My paternal grandmother Helen (Nellie) Elizabeth SMITH b.3-12-1864 Galena, IL. Looking for info abt her father, Henry SMITH who married Elizabeth M. DEMING in Galena (?) in 1854. Nellie married grandfather BLACKERT 9-15-1887 - possibly in Galena or Galesburg.  Any info would be appreciated. Also have list of attendees at Illinois BLACKERT family reunion at Hooppole, IL July 2, 1935 - will provide on request.


Emily Sept 1996
Seeking information on 1850 Jo Daviess Co, census, Wappella twp. for family of William HUNT, age 51, b. NY with wife Anna age 51 NY; Orson age 16 NY; Arvilla McCOON age 12 NY; and Charles D. LEWIS age 4 IL. I am greatly interested in how Arvilla McCOON relates. Is she connected to George Henry MCCOON of NY that lived in Dane Co, WI ca. 1860s? George m. Laura PARKER, but his military papers say "she isn't who she said she was."


Dori Leekley Sept 1996
LEEKLEY Family History Wanted, all info on LEEKLEY & related families. They settled in the counties of: JoDaviess, IL, Lafayette, WI,and Dubuque, IA. Some of the related families are: RAW, WILDE, SEDGWICK, MATHEWS, BIRKBECK, RAINE, TASKER, CORWITH. If you are searching any of the above names, Please e-mail and we can share info.


Cheryl Hemingway - Sept 1996
Searching for ancestors and any descendants of Alban CHAPPELL and Sarah Ann WILKINSON. Alban CHAPPELL was born 5 Nov 1805 in either NY or PA. Married 24 Nov. 1842 in Jo Daviess Co., IL. Sarah Annis daughter of William WILKINSON and Jane BUTCHER. Alban died 8 Apr 1898 in Sabula, Jackson Co., IA. Sarah Ann died 5 Oct. 1900 in Jackson Co., IA. Alban and Sarah are both buried in Sabula, Jackson Co., IA. Their children: Mary Jane CHAPPELL, born 26 Aug. 1843 in Jo Daviess Co. IL. married Johann (John) ENDIRSS, 2 Sep 1862 in Jo Daviess Co. She died 9 Oct 1898, buried at Ladies Union Cemetery, Stockton, Jo Daviess Co., IL. William Arasmus CHAPPELL, born 1845 in Jo Daviess Co. married Mary ? William left Illinois as a young adult, rumored to have gone to Canada. No further information is known about William. Martin Marion CHAPPELL, born 21 Sep 1846 in Jo Daviess Co. mrd Julia Ann McElroy, 23 Nov 1876 in Clinton Co., IA. died in Fern, or. Annadelia CHAPPELL,born 2 Mar 1848 in Jo Daviess Co. mrd Charles PARKET, 12 Aug 1866 in Carroll Co., IL. died 21 Jan 1939 in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL buried at Ladies Union Cemetery, Stockton, Jo Daviess Co., IL. Sarah Helen CHAPPELL, born 28 Mar 1850 in Jo Daviess Co. mrd Robert Alexander LAW, 3 Aug 1873 in Carroll Co., IL. died 29 Mar 1906. buried in Ladies Union Cemetery, Stockton, Jo Daviess Co., IL. Emma Jacoba CHAPPELL, born 19 Nov 1852 in Jo Daviess Co. mrd William Henry Wadleigh, 12 Sep 1869 in LaFayette Co., WI. died 17 Feb 1926 in Minneapolis, MN. buried at Ladies Union Cemetery in Stockton, Jo Daviess Co., IL.


Alice Allen Oct 1996
Mary MILLET married Samuel Henry JOHNSON 12 Feb 1843 in Jo Daviess Co., IL. Had 2 sons, Merrit Clement and Samuel Henry Jr. She apparently died between 1848 (when young Samuel was born) and 1850, when Samuel Sr. married Roxy LYON. Searching for Mary's parents, any siblings. Were they William and Aurinda MILLET? Alexander and Ann Catherine MILLET? Anyone researching this line that can help me? I have lots of MILLET and JOHNSON information to share, but need to link Mary with her parents before continuing on.


Wayne Pryer Oct 1996
Wish to exchange information with descendants of William WILKINSON (1794-1873) who lived in Jo Daviess from the late 1830's until his death. William was born in Highland Co., Ohio and lived in Sangamon Co., IL before moving to Jo Daviess. He was married two times -- 1. Jane BUTCHER and 2. Jane Guthrie POWELL. His children: Jacob, William, John, Robert, Martin, Andrew, Sarah, Elisha, Elisabeth, Richard, Alvis, James, Nancy, and Jonathan. Some of the children remained in the Jo Daviess area while others moved to Iowa, Missouri, Oregon, and California.


Laura Comley Oct 1996
I am looking for any information on my 2nd great grandmother Mary HUGHES(LEINEN) Her obituary states that she was born on 11 October 1840 in Galena, Jo Daviess Co. Il.. The LEINEN Family Bible states that she was born 17 October 1838 in Illinois. At the age of 5 yrs., she lost her hearing to Scarlet Fever and at the age of 8 yrs. she was brought to Anamosa, Jones Co. Ia. and given a home with the family of Lewis N. PERKINS. Who were Mary HUGHES' parents? What happened to them? Could the Lewis PERKINS family be relatives of Mary HUGHES? Anyone with information on either Mary HUGHES or the Lewis PERKINSfamily PLEASE respond to the e-mail address above. Thank you!


Christina Hunt Oct1996
Seeking any and all info. or descendants of Wm. H. FAIRFAX. He was m. to Amey CAVAULT according to family tradition. I need proof of her last name. They lived in Galena and Dunleith from mid-1840's through 1870's. Thanks,


Tom Shadle Oct 1996
My G-G-Grandfather William Henry SHADLE owned a farm in Jo Daviess County. According to the 1910 Census he owned the farm free of morgage. The farm was in Stockton Township, in Supervisor's District 4 and Enumeration District 32. I would like to know if there is any record of his transaction of buying the property. I have the above census and would like to know if the county would have older one in record somewhere? Thank You, Tom.


Tom Shadle Nov 1996
My G-G Grand Father William Henry SHADLE(G-G Grand Mother) ClaraBelle HAYES, (G-Aunt) Georgia Faye SHADLE and (G-Uncle) Lyle A. SHADLE are buried in the Morseville-Plum River Cemetery. I would like to know if anyone may have a listing of all the personnel that maybe buried there. I have not been there myself yet, so I do not know how extensive this request would be. I am most interested in the SHADLE and HAYES family that are buried there but I could fine some leads from the whole list if it is out there.


Pat Feldman Oct 1996
DUNSTAN, JOHN: During the 1860 Census was in the household of Samuel Pryor. I believe that he was the brother of Mary DUNSTAN-PRYOR and was only visiting. Does anyone out there have a John DUNSTAN,b. abt 1808, in Cornwall, England?? I need help in establishing This ancestry. I would also like to know of anyone researching the DUNSTAN surname.

Pat Feldman Oct 1996
TREZISE, Elizabeth (PRYOR) married 1860/62, probably in Scales Mound. Can anyone tell me the date? She was on the way home from a visit in Scales Mound with her mother, Mary PRYOR, in Dec 1906 when she became ill and died. The date of interment was Dec 16, and since she was buried in Bellingham, Washington it must have taken 10-14 days. I think that because of the circumstances of her death there might be a mention in the newspaper. Can anyone help me out? Any information and or suggestions deeply appreciated. Pat Feldman


Nancy Delphenich Nov 1996
ANDREW and HIND - Galena, Illinois. Am searching for marriage date of Francis Merriam (DOCK) ANDREW and Lucy Ann HIND. Believe it took place about 1862-1863. Would appreciate a lookup in County Marriage Records. Many, many thanks!


Darlene Fish Nov 1996
Seeking any LANES or marraige of a LANE to Ida Belle BOUGHTON of Gratiot, Wi., around 1876-1883. Thank you for any help you can give. Sincerely,


Linda West Dec 1996
I am searching for the parents of JOSEPHENE REBECCA DEMARIS. She was born 5 July 1841 in Galena, Jo Davies Co., Il. In 1870 she was living in Berkely Co., West Virginia.

Dick Boell Dec 1996
I am researching my G.G. Grandparents Johann and Elisabeth (YOUNG) BOELL who arrived in Galena in Sept. 1843. They bought a Quit Claim in Guilford Twp jointly with Valentine BENTZ. I am trying to find the naturalization and Letter of Intent papers for both as well as my G.Grandfather John BOELL, who was born in Hesse Darmstadt and came on the boat with his parents, the BENTZ's and others. My G.G. Grandparents, Joseph and Catherina (ARMBRUSTER) SCHNEIDERcame to Galena with their children in 1852. They were from Baden and I have research info on their ancestors back into the early 1600's.


Ronnie Aungst Dec 1996
GOKAY/GOKEY- Charles and Angeline- listed in 1850 census in this county. Would appreciate any info on this family. Thanks!


Russ Herre Dec 1996
I am searching information on Alonzo MACOMBER, born in Galena, Jo Daviess county, IL. on April 26,1839.

Greg Sanders Dec 1996
I am looking for any information on a William J. SANDERS or Carolyn (TRAIG) Sanders. They immigrated from England in 1847 or 1848 and settled in the Warren or Galena region of Jo Davies Co. I am also looking for information on an Emilie SANDERS- SINCOX. All I know is that she died in Warren, Illinois on Jan 30, 1914

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