Jo Daviess County , Illinois

 1998  Archived Queries


JOHNSON...............Sherry Johnson ..........Aug  1998

I'm looking for information on John Johnson born 1815 in Ireland and Margaret could be (Gunnerson) Johnson born in 1817 Ireland. I have found John and Margaret in Jo Daviess Co. in 1850 census having nine children by 1870 census. Moved to Buchanan Co. Mo in the 1880 Census.      email

HYNES * HEINES................ Dixie Parks............Aug  1998

HI, I'm doing some family research in Jo Davies Co, Rice township for Thomas Hynes and his wife Catharine. They were in this area between the years 1846 to 1960 that I know of because they had seven children at the 1860 census. I am unable to find marriage information or birth information. Could you help me by suggesting some places that I might find this information? The last name was spelled Heines on the 1860 census but the correct spelling is Hynes. Thank you for any help you might be able to give me. 

NAVEN..............spool2 ...............Aug  1998

Looking for more information on George Naven b April 17, 1815 in Galena, JoDaviess Co., ILL died 12/3/1913 Iveyville, IA. His father was WIlliam Naven, no information. George married Penniah Jane Bainter from Hancock Co in Oquawaka, Ill 12/22/1880 Lookin for more information on the NAVEN family. 

FREEMAN // GOING // CLENDENING // CRANE...........Marita Brewer- Lee ...........Aug  1998

Rebecca CRANE married Junia FREEMAN 23 April 1787 New York NY. Their daughter, Sarah (1800-1869), married Eliab GOING (1790-1869). Their son, Adoniram Judson GOING, born 1819 NY. married Mary Ann CLENDENING(or GL--)1827-1903).Seeking the CRANE and FREEMAN ancestry. Thanks



WARE // RICHMOND...................Jean Ladd.............July 1998

Need information on Fidelia Ware who was the wife of Dr. Charles W. Richmond in the later part of the 1800s. They are reportedly living in that county. Their daughter, Henrietta Maria was married in 1865 to Charles Henry Ladd. Any information?  Also any information is needed on Electa Richmond Ladd Riddiough. Electa was the daughter of Thomas Richmond [brother of Dr. Charles W. Richmond-above]. Thanks for any info. Jean Ladd, 

GRAS.............Gary D. Collins ..........July 1998

Henry Charles GRAS, born 29 Jul 1861, Elizabeth, Jo Daviess county, IL, was my great-grandfather. Any information regarding his family would be greatly appreciated.

MC KINLEY..............J. M. Duffield ..............July 1998

Searching for any information on Mary F. Mckinley. She was reported to have been born in Jo Davies Co. 6 June 1843 d/o Samuel King McKINLEY and grd/o Edward McKinley who lived in Jo Davies Co. at one time, probably between 1840 and 1850.

HARTFELDER // GROSZ * GROSS * GROSE............Earl Reep ...........July 1998

Hi Dori   Thanks for your reply. I have been doing genealogical research on my grandmother`s grandparents Louis and Barbara (Hartfelder) Grosz who lived in Berreman Township, Jo Daviess County from about 1872 to the early 1890`s. From land/mortgage transaction records it appears that Louis Grosz probably died between 21 May 1885 and 26 September 1885 which means that he must have died in Berreman Township. Last month I found that Barbara went to Iowa in the early 1890`s with her oldest daughter so the only gravesite I am looking for is that of Louis. The name was sometimes spelled as Gross or Grose. What I would like to do is write to the sexton or other caretakers of the cemeteries in Berreman Township to see if I can find the gravesite and his birth and death dates. I do not have a very detailed map of that area, but from my atlas it does not appear that there are any towns in that area. It may be that they are pretty small. Any help in this matter is appreciated.

BELL.............Roland Bell...........July 1998

Attempting to find information on arthur bell who lived in guilford township, jo daviess county , illinois. arthur saw military service in the blackhawk war as well as the civil war. arthur's three sons arthur jr.(co D,45 inf.), henry (co.B,90 inf.) and william ( co. I 96 inf.) also served in the civil war. if anyone has info regarding these or the following list of arthurs children, caroline b-1838, zephaniah b-1838, catherine b-1841, elizabeth anna b-1843, william b-1844, arthur jr. b-1847, mary b-1848, harriet b-1849, laura b-1850,emelien b-1851, hiram b-1853 (my great grandfather), barney b-1857, edward b-1858, u.s.grant b- 1863. please e-mail info to matty @ pack rugby. thanks, roland bell.

SMITH //  HORNBY  //  REDFEARN //  SPARKS.............Jim Tevis  July 1998

I am looking for information on Emory Smith the son of James Hamilton Smith and Lillie Mae Hornby. He was born on Mar 26, 1900 and married Dorothy Redfearn the daughter of Francis (Frank) Howard Redfearn and Minnie Christina Sparks. Thank you for any help.

WILSON //  DOW..............Beverly Harbourt    July  1998

My GGGgrandfather, Jesse Wilson, died in Stockton on 15 September 1881.   I know his son and son's wife (Jacob Wilson and Almira Dow Wilson) are buried in Ladies Union Cemetery, but I don't know where Jesse or his wife Sara (maiden name unknown) are buried. I am interested in finding out information on Ladies Union Cemetery and whether there is someone I  can contact regarding cemetery records to determine whether Jesse and Sarah are also buried there. I would also like to track additional information on Sarah. A cousin found an obituary on Almira, but I  haven't been able to track anything other than Census records so far on  the second generation and nothing much on the first generation (Jesse and Sarah). Any suggestions or points of contact would be greatly  appreciated.

HILGER //  DRAVES // GREBNER  // SLOAN.............Shortie417     July 1998

Trying to find info on parents or history of Mary Fredricka Hilger, born: 10/28/1861 in Galena, Ill. First married to a Draves (don't know first name), She then married my great grandfather William Grebner on Oct. 28, 189_. Her last marriage was to a Frank Sloan from Riceville, Iowa. They moved to South Dakota (near Sturgis) in 1911. She died in 1946 and is buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Sturgis, SD. Mary & William had three children: Helen (my grandmother)(Hayes), William, and Amelia (Young).

BROOKNER // SHEFFIELD..............Rosie Byard  July 1998

Would like to share information on the BROOKNER family. Mary N. BROOKNER born 13 Aug 1839 daughter of Daniel BROOKNER and Catherine ___________ married Daniel Avery SHEFFIELD 1 Dec 1859. She died 18 Sept 1892 in Apple River and was buried in West Ella - Leavitt Cemetery.



CARPENTER.......................Donna Miller Brown   June  1998

Am looking for family of gr. grandmother, Angeline CARPENTER Magee  Patrick. Was b. 03-08-1853 in IL. Moved to NE for awhile, married an  "old man Magee". They were on the run & stopped in Madison Co., AR  because he was sick. He died, & she married my gr. grandfather, Andrew Jackson "Jack" Patrick. She was very mysterious, telling nobody her  past. She burned a trunk full of papers when her children were old  enough to read so they wouldn't know of her past. Would love to know  about her parents, siblings, etc. She died in Madison Co., AR. I read  that there were several Carpenters in Jo Daviess Co., & thought someone  may know of my gr. grandmother's existence & family. Any help appreciated.

SHINN...........D Van Dyke    June 1998

Searching for any info on Amos SHINN family that lived in JD county   about 1850-60. Amos died about 1872. His family intermarried with the   VAN DYKE family.


VAN DYKE *  VANDIKE............D Van Dyke    June 1998

Searching for info about VAN DYKE (aka VANDIKE) family. Ferdinand  VAN DYKE and Christopher C. VAN DYKE both raised families in the Warren  area from about 1845-1880. Ferdinand and his brother Christopher, as  well as several of their children were buried at Sweet Home cemetery, which is now on private property and essentially destroyed.

HARGRAFFEN  //  LANG...........Carol Burke    June 1998

Looking for information or descendants of Joachim and Catharine  (Hargraffen) Lang. Died in 1863 and 1861 respectfully. Buried at St.  Dominic's Cemetery in Sinsinawa Wisconsin. Homesteaded on land just  northwest of Menominee, Ill.

LUDEKE * LUEDTKE..................Pat Ludeke   June 1998

Looking for any info on Herman Friedrich LUDEKE (LUEDTKE) born in Galena, IL  in 1854. Will share info I have.

OLDS //  FRANKLIN............Susan Molye    June 1998

I am looking for the parents and siblings of James S. OLDS and Martha H.  FRANKLIN, who were married in Jo Daviess County on 23 Feb 1847. I believe  James may be connected to Kingsley OLDS and wife Margaret, who lived in Jo  Daviess Co. until after 1860.

HALLETT  //  AVERY  //  REED............Karen Hallett Hoaglan   June 1998

I am searching for any information about Moses HALLETT b. 6 Oct 1790- d. 3 April 1850 who married Eunice? b. 30 Dec 1787- d. 11 March 1864. Their son, Timothy Titus HALLETT was born possibly in Fulton County, IL or in Massachusetts on 7 Nov 1826 and died 17 March 1897. Timothy married Sarah Mariah AVERY daughter of William AVERY and Phebe REED. I believe Moses Hallett was an orchard farmer who arrived in JDC in 1828 and Timothy continued his work. Timothy's brother Moses, Jr. maybe the Moses Hallett who became a Supreme Court Justice of Colorado.



MURRAY //  SCHULTZ...............J M Johnson     May 1998

We are seeking information on my grandfathers family. My grandfather, JAMES  ALFORD MURRAY, so of NELSON & AGNES Murray was born in the SCHULLSBURG WI,  or WARREN IL, area. James DOB is June 10, 1900 he married LINDA HULDA  JOHANNA SCHULTZ, daughter of WILLIAM & MARY SCHULTZ. Linda was born July  10, 1902 in HAMMOND IN and they moved to Warren while she was still fairly  small. The MURRAY family settled in WI from French Canada. We do not know  where in WI they settled first but know they wound up in this area. Any  information that anyone has I would sincerely appreciate it. Thanks for  taking the time to read this.

ALLEN // TRESIDDER......................Roberta Bell  Wolfe    May 1998

John ALLEN m. Estella TRESIDDER ca 1900 in Jo Daviess County IL. Estella  (a.k.a.Stella) was born March 1885, died 1965; she was d/o Laura  TRESIDDER. No dates are known for John ALLEN.   Children of John & Stella ALLEN included Eunice, Raymond, Richard, Dale,  Faye,LaVonne and Delmar "Bud" Allen.  Seeking to know more about John and Stella Allen & their descendants. My  line descends from Stella TRESIDDER ALLEN's sister, Nonie TRESIDDER  FARRELL.

THILL...............Catherine Renschler     May 1998

Searching for descendants of Chris, Nick and Frank THILL who lived at  East Dubuque in 1897.

PUTNAM * PUTMAN  //  LEWIS................Sylvia Harper Nelson   May 1998

I am seeking clues to determine the Jo Daviess County church served by  my Great Grandfather, Rev. Glen Howard PUTNAM/PUTMAN. Rev.  PUTNAM/PUTMAN was married to Mary Lewis of Ashtabula, Ohio. The 1900  census for Nora, Jo Davies County, IL has Glen H. Putnam/Putman listed  with wife Mary A., Carl (Karl) S.(my grandfather), Margrett  N.(Margaret), Clesese H. (Elise), Helen N., and his mother-in-law, Margrett B. Lewis (Margaret). My grandfather, Karl S. PUTNAM, was born  in Grundy County, MO on August 13, 1887, Margaret in Iowa, Helen in MO,  and Elise in Illinois. There was also a son who died young - also named  Glen Howard Putnam. He may be buried in Jo Daviess County.   If someone has a marriage or baptism certificate with the name of Rev.  Glen PUTNAM/PUTMAN on in, I would love to hear from you. Any  information anyone has on this family would be greatly appreciated. I am  alsy VERY interested in how the last name is spelled--PUTNAM or PUTMAN.   Thank you.

JOHNSON.........................Sherry Johnson   May 1998

John Johnson and Margaret ? lived in Jo Daviess Co. from 1850 to 1870. Children Margart, Sarah, John, Isebella, David, Martha and Joesph. All born in Jo Daviess Co. Moved to Buchanan Co. Mo. 1880 Census. Looking for information before 1850 and brother and sisters. Margaret maid name. Any information you can give me would be appreciated. Thank you, Sherry Johnson

FULLER // WAITE...............Dorothe M. Grattafiori   May 1998

Seeking information on William P. FULLER, born in Cannonsburg, Ky.  Approx. 1858. Married to Winnie L. WAITE of Portsmouth, Oh. approx. 1888. Lived in Jo Daviess Co. (found on 1910 census), Woodbine Twp.  He worked for the Santa Fe RR as a telegrapher. Four living   children shown on the census. Three of them were: my father, Cecil  Waite FULLER, born in 1907, Frank FULLER and George C. FULLER. The  name of the fourth is unknown. Any information about this family  would be appreciated.



KELLOGG  //  SHUPERT...............Chris & Linda  April 1998

George Washington KELLOGG was born on 1 Aug 1864 in Ill (possibly Jo Daviess county). We believe he was an orphan at a young age. Later he married Sarah Ellen Shupert and they had the following children: Guy, Ernest, George, Paul, Nina, and Pearl. George Washington KELLOGG is buried in Oklahoma. We are trying to find the names of his parents. We do not have a birth record.  Any information is appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

CLIFTON // EKEL // CHALDERS...............Eugene Eguaras........April 1998 (eguaras)

William Clifton born 1846 Vinegar Hill.    William Clifton was my great grandfather and he married a Elmina Ann Ekel.  William's father was a Richard Clifton born in Cornwall England abt 1815 and  he married a Mary Chalders in Grant County, Wisconsin on Dec 22, 1838.  Looking for some documents to confirm information. Thank you for your assistance.

BRUBAKER // CLAY.............Julie Wirgau..........April 1998

Looking for parents and/or siblings of Abraham BRUBAKER. I'm not sure where he was from, but was born on July 29, 1807, died August 12, 1862 in Berreman Twp., Jo Daviess County, Illinois. He was married to Elizabeth (Betsy) CLAY.  Their children: Mary Ann; Susan; Elizabeth; Catherine; Lucy; Isabelle; and John Hiram. I know the name of the children's spouses so would be willing to share information with someone.

LECKINGTON // PAGE...........Julie Wirgau..........April 1998

Looking for Abraham LECKINGTON's ancestors. Abe periodically lived in the Wards Grove area of Jo Daviess County. I'd like to know more about Abe and his wife Sarah (PAGE ??). Thank you

ROYER // BREW...............Madelyne Fitzpatrick.............April 1998

I am interested in finding out as much as possible about my great, great grandparents William Benjamin Franklin Royer (Roy-er) and his wife Margaret Brew. They were married at Galena, Ill. in 1852. Margaret Brew was a native of Ireland. Any information you can provide will be much appreciated. Thank you very much for your web site. Your web site is by far the best I have viewed! I have it listed in my "favorite places" and plan to return often. Great job....keep it up.

HODGINS.................Ed Milligan ..........April 1998

Info on parents or descendents of John HODGINS who died circ 1848 in Joe Davis.

TRESIDDER // JENSEN...............Lucy Weaver

BELK // HACKETT // HALL................Lawrence Smith ..........April 1998

Looking for info that I've heard may be in the various histories (copies of which I'd like to acquire, if you can help) about Andrew BELK (born 5 Feb 1812 in Lancaster, Lancaster Co., SC. Died 11 Nov 1878 in Chicago.) He was a constable for seven years in Elizabeth. He was a school director for six years.

Andrew HACKETT and his wife Olive HALL left Will County around 1854 or 1855. They were heading for Iowa in a covered wagon. They stopped in Galena, Jo Daviess Co., for a length of time where their oldest (of 13) child Clarissa HACKETT married Andrew BELK. Her brother fought and died in the civil war. He's buried in Pleasant Valley, Jo Daviess Co., but I don't have his first name (it may be Patrick, Dwight or Robert.) Please send me any info you might have.   Thanks,  CPT Lawrence Smith

HAMILTON // BORTHWICK * BOWKER.................Gordon L Mitchell.........April 1998

Looking for info on Thomas Hamilton and wife Rebecca  (Borthwick,Bowker) & Rebecca's first husband Ira Bowker who, it is  said went to Cal and died in 1850 enroute back to Jo Daviess Co. Thos Hamilton must have died before 1883. Rebecca had a life-lease  on land in Rush twp area. Also looking for son William Orin Bowker who died around 1864. Reply-to:

THORP...............Judy Benish.......  April 1998

THORP: Seeking information on James Clinton THORP, b. Feb 1865 in Potosi, WI. wifes name was Lottie. Think he died in East Dubuque in 1923. Any info would be appreciated



SMITH // HARRIS // BATHRICK // BYRNES...................Michele Larson Hoefer.......March 1998

I am searching for the grave of my 4th great grandmother who is buried somewhere in the vicinity of Galena. Rumor has it on farmland. Her name was Susannah Harris Smith. Her husband was James Smith who served as a sargent under Capt. Scales during the Blackhawk Indian War. Susannah parents were quite well to do in the early 1820's in Galena.Their names were James and Abigail (Bathrick) Harris. James Smith and Susannah came with her parents and the Moses Meeker colony to Galena in 1823. I have located James Smith grave in Dubuque Co. Iowa. But Susannah died 1827 in Galena evidently quite young. James remarried Eliza Byrnes in Galena April 1828 according to his pension record. Any help locating her grave would be greatly appreciated.

WHITE // MURDAH * MURDOCK..............Vicci Stone.........March 1998

I am searching for more information on my great great grandfather Ambrose B. White b. 1811 in Ohio. He was at Apple River Fort during the Black Hawk war and married Sarah E. Murdah/Murdock there. Sarah's father was John Murdock. I would like to find out where Ambrose was prior to 1832 and who his parents were. Thank you in advance.

GEAR // COREY // SAFFORD // HUTTON // LOONEY.............Ken Tilton .........March 1998

My roots are spread throughout the lead mining area of Southwest Wisconsin and Northwest Illinois.  My great grandmother was Olive Adelia GEAR   Born 02, Mar, 1847 Benton, Lafayette, Wisc Married 02, Mar, 1868 Rockford, Winnebago, Ill   to Luther Stone COREY Died (Unkn) in Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo, Iowa  Her father was John Hutton GEAR   Born 07, Apr, 1824 Alton, Madison, Ill   Married 09, Apr, 1846 Smallpox (?), Ill   to Mary Ann SAFFORD   Died 25, May, 1864 Dallas, Paulding, Ga - killed in the battle of New Hope   Church

John is the son of Charles GEAR   Born 30, Sept, 1790 Middleton, Middlesex, Conn   Married xx 1815 Galena, Jo Daviess, Ill   to Hannah HUTTON   Died 08, Dec, 1851 Sullsburg, Lafatte, Wis and is buried in the old cemetery at   New Diggins  Family history says Hannah HUTTON GEAR remarried Abraham LOONEY and was referred to as Grandma LOONEY     Thanks!

JUSTUS // TOWNLEY // BYRUM // BEARDSLEY // TYRRELL  // CRAM  // PARTRIDGE  // WINN .......Ray W. Justus .........March 1998

I am the great-grandson of Frank Eugene Justus and Phoebe Abigail Tyrrell. I have much information on Jo Daviess County families in the Stockton and Wards Grove vicinities that I would like to share with anyone interested. In addition to the four surnames I have much information on siblings including marriages, obituaries and pictures.

EDWARDS..................H. D. "Mike" Frieda, Jr...........March 1998

Seeking info on James EDWARDS born circa 1810 in Ireland. He is on 1860 Galena, JoDavies county, IL. census, listed as "James EDWARDS age 50 male fisherman birthplace Ireland. Also listed are his children John, Margaret Jane, Oliver, and Charles. Any info you can give me would be appreciated.

JENSEN // TRESIDDER // BURTON // LELAND // WEAVER // KEATON..............Lucy Weaver.......March 1998

JENSEN-TRESIDDER Iver JENSEN, b. 1844 Denmark, immigrated 1868 to Scales Mound, Jo Daviess Co., IL. mar. 1869 Mary Jane TRESIDDER, b. 1846 Cornwall, Eng. They resided in Warren, Jo Daviess Co., IL. where Iver was a tailor. Chn: Mary Elizabeth(Mae) 1871-1955 mar. C. BURTON & (2) LELAND; James Albert 1872-1940; Louisa Jane 1873-1951 mar. John WEAVER; Joel 1875-1891; Caroline 1877-1933 mar. Rev. KEATON; Lily 1879-1896; Carl 1882-1942. Iver had 3 brothers & 3 sisters. Are there any of their descendants in the area? Mary Jane had a brother Joel. Don't know if he had chn. Will gladly exchange data.  Lucy Weaver

BOWEN  // NUGEN............Warren B. Wood.........March 1998

I have read that my great great grandparents, Charles NUGEN (b. 1815 in  Warren Co., KY) and Mary BOWEN (b. 1816 in Wales) were married ca. 1838 in  or near Galena, Jo Daviess Co., IL, but I have been unable to find a  marriage record. They later moved to Henry Co., IA, then to Labette Co.,  KS, where they died. Does anyone have information/documentation on this  marriage?

LEE // WILLIAMS...........Melany J. Granville ..........March 1998

ROGERS, Eliza J. m George W. Fuller LEE 14 Jun 1866, Jo Daviess Co. IL.  She died 23 Feb 1873, Elizabeth, Jo Daviess Co., IL. Had one child Rose  B. Lee WILLIAMS. Searching for Eliza's parents and her dob.


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FLETCHER // SUTTON............Robert Fletcher ..............March 1998

Interested in the Fletchers in JoDaviess Co., Il. James Clinton Fletcher / Emmar Victoria Sutton on 10 Sept. 1851, JoDaviess Co., Il. Had 12 children: 1. Oliiver Clinton, 2. Columbus Washington, 3. Josephine, 4. James Milton, 5. Mary Ella, 6. William Sutton, 7. Samuel Chester, 8. Emma Olive, 9. Walter Beers, 10. Christopher Carson,  11. Albert Barnes, and 12. Maude Sylberta Fletcher. Most were born in Illinois and Sherman Co., Neb.

GOTHIER // WHITE .....................Neil Gothier.............March 1998

Looking for information on Louis Constantine GOTHIER b. Feb. 13, 1864 in Jo Daviess Co. and his parents Edward Paul GOTHIER b. Sept. 4,1832 in St. Louis, Missouri, and Alice Cecilia WHITE b. June 2, 1836 in Ireland. Also would like to find out if Louis's grandfather Joseph Edward GOTHIER b. abt. 1797 in Quebec, Canada and wife Emily or Emiline followed Edward to Jo Daviess Co. Ill..

HALLETT // AVERY // REED................ Karen Hoaglan.........March 1998

I am searching for any information about Moses HALLETT b. 6 Oct 1790- d. 3 April 1850 who married Eunice ? b. 30 Dec 1787- d. 11 March 1864. Their son Timothy Titus HALLETT was born possibly in Fulton County, IL or Massachusetts on 7 Nov 1826 and died 17 March 1897. Timothy married Sarah Maria AVERY daughter of William AVERY and Phebe REED. I am interested in learning more about any of these ancestors and their descendants.

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TOWNSEND............ena buchite ...........March 1998

Please enter my surname, Townsend, to your list. My ancestor was George  Nelson Townsend, settled in Jo Daviess Co. abt 1840's



KIRKLAND // MARCELLUS.............Richard Nissen........Feb 1998

Richard Isaac Kirkland (or Isaac Richrad) and his wife Hattie (Marcellus) who had a son William Alexander Kirkland b. 18 Aug 1873, supposibly in Galena, ILL. Trying to locate my Great Grandparents. Thank You!

IMUS // PALMER..................Richard Dwyer..........Feb 1998.............Homepage

Hiram A. Imus (1770-1864) and wife Ruth Palmer (1776-1860), and their sons Charles C., Hiram A., Jr., and Alfred, and their daughters Nancy, Malvina, and Minerva showed up in Jo Daviess by Nov. 1828. They are in Kett's History. Charles and Alfred were in Col. Dodge's mounted riflemen at the Black Hawk war massacre at Bad Axe river in 1832. Malvina and Minerva married the Rice brothers Henry and Philip. Nancy and Alfred died there are may have been buried in the now-destroyed Millville cemetery in Rush township. The rest moved off to California in 1849.

Query: does anyone have access to a copy of the Galena "Miner's Journal" for 15 Nov 1828, which mentions Hiram? Any other newspaper references to the family?  Thanks, Richard Dwyer

BRAY // BELLMAN // DOW // JOHNSON................Allen Johnson............Feb 1998

Seek info on John and Elizabeth (BELLMAN) BRAY family of Section 36 of Woodbine Twp. John born 1826 and Elizabeth in 1825, both in Cornwall. Seven children: Mary J.; John; Elizabeth; James; Maria D.; Richard; and Caroline.

Maria BRAY, born July 1857 in Woodbine. Married Luke DOW, son of Fuller and Lucy (JOHNSON) DOW of Stockton Twp., on October 11, 1877 in Mt. Carroll. Luke and Maria had the following children, all born in Jo Daviess or Carroll Counties: Marion Lodema (1877-?); Richard Weldon (1880-1883); Nellie Maria (1882-?); Carrie (1883-?); and Cora (1894-?). The family was living at Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA in 1900, but I lose them after that. Any connections out there?

MACE  // LUTTRELL // BAKER..............Margaret Bucholtz ......Feb 1998

I have found that a Joseph MACE bought land in Jo Daviess county in July of 1835. Joseph was my great great grandfather. He married Nancy "LUTTRELL" BAKER in 1846 at Rushville, Schuyler CO., IL. Would like any information about him. I do not know who his parents were. Would share what I do have. Thanks.


BOWKER // TEFFT // WHITE...................Gordon L Mitchell.......Feb 1998

Looking for info on William Orin Bowker who was married to Sarah  Tefft. They lived in Rush twp, and had daughters Rebecca, Mary  (1860) and Josephine (1862). Presume Wm died around 1862-3 since  Sarah remarried a White about 1863. Was he related to Ira Bowker  and/or Joseph Bowker also of Jo Daviess Co?

HITT // FARRELL................Roberta Wolfe   .......Feb 1998

Am looking for a Riley HITT b. ca 1872 who married a Mamie (Mary?) FARRELL b. ca 1875 from Elizabeth. I was told by a Farrell descendant that Riley was the sexton of one of the Elizabeth cemeteries. I know Riley married into the John FARRELL family because a Mrs. Riley HITT is listed in obits as a daughter. An early 1880 census shows a "Mamie" (7yrs.); a marriage is listed for Riley and Mary but I can't find out anything about them. No one seems to know what happened to her after the 1930's, in later obits Riley is listed as a relative. The 1900 census lists Riley, wife Mamie, chidren Ruby, Lillie, Riley Jr., I think also a Sarah was born to them.   If you have anything on these, would greatly appreciate the help!

REES...............Betty............Feb 1998

I have the death certificate for Sarah Rees who was buried in the City cemetery of Elizabeth, Elizabeth IL. She may be my gggrandmother, but can't be sure.   Anyone knowing anything about this Rees family please E-mail. Any clue may be a help. Thanks.

BERLAGE // FOLKS * FUCHS...............Diana Johnson............Feb 1998

I am searching the surnames  BERLAGE // FOLKS * FUCHS in Jo Davies County where they have fairly strong roots.

CLOCK...................Kathleen McLaughlin.........Feb 1998

I am looking for a CLOCK family that passed through Warren for one or two geneartions on their way west. (Ebenezer Clock 1806- ) buried in Warren and his wife Lucinda Jarvis (1806-1870). Lucinda second married Daniel Putman. May have died in Warren or gone to Geneva, Iowa. They had Alonzo, Hezekiah, Edward, Charles, Jarvis, and Henry.  I need Ebenezer's death date and burial site to start with, any other details would be icing on the cake.  Thanks, Kathleen

WESTFALL // ALFORD...................Tim & Donna Hoard.........Feb 1998

Seeking any info of Alford (Alfred) Westfall, wife Rebecca. Alford Westfall born in Illinois abt 1830-31, wife Rebecca born in PA, son James H. Westfall born 12-28-1870 Stockton Jo Daviess Co., IL. James is my great grandfather.

BOURNE // BIDLEMAN // WEELOCK................Sharon Thompson..........Feb 1998

Ernest M. Bourne born in Stockton, Ill. around 1870 Married Mina Wealthy Bidleman, also born in Stockton, Ill. in 1870. Stockton is in Joe Daviess County. Ernest was the son of Henry & Mary Jane Bourne & Wealthy was the daughter of Adam & Mary Weelock. I believe that the Bourne family later moved to Atalantic, Iowa in the late 1800's. Any Information  would be helpful.

KIRKLAND //  MARCELLUS.....................Richard Nissen......... Feb 1998

Am looking for Any records on William Alexander Kirkland born Galena, Il 8 Aug 1873. His parents were Isacc Richard or Richard Isacc Kirkland and Wife Hattie (Marcellus). If no information available in your records, do you know of anyone who will do research in Galena. Will gladly pay for the research.  Thank You

GEAR // BEAN..................Maxine P. Whitman ......Feb 1998

Seeking inforation on Sophronia L. GEAR (1819-1912) who married William Sevier BEAN 7 Oct 1841 in Galena, Jo Daviess Co., ILL. Thanks. Maxine <>

DOYLE // ENRIGHT // HAGERTY..................Kathy Doyle........Feb 1998

Looking for connections with DOYLE / ENRIGHT / HAGERTY - lived in Warren  Illinois 1855-1865. Have info to share.

BRADLEY // EBY...............Shirley Weihing .........Feb 1998

John and Catherine BRADLEY EBY lived in Jo Davies co. in 1854. I have  much Eby information that I would be happy to exchange. I do need  Bradley information. Thanks!

MUCKENHAUSEN * MUCKENHEUSING...............Maria Copley........Feb 1998

MUCKENHAUSEN,MUCKENHEUSING or anything similiar.Came to the area about 1854-56.Thanks

IMHOLT // KOBBE......................Tina Imholt .......Feb 1998 ... .....Germany

I'm looking for information on Albert and Mary Imholt who came from Germany between 1822 to 1850. They both passed away in Menominee, Illinois between 1850-1860. They were both born in 1770 in Hanover, Germany. They had a son John Henry who was born in 1822 also in Germany and who passed away in Menominee in 1879. His wife Anna Maria Kobbe also from Germany passed away in Menomiee in 1886. They had at least one child, Christina Imholt who was born in Jo Daviess County somewhere in 1858. Any information on these four people or other children of John Henry and Anna Maria Imholt, would be greatly appreciated.

GOTHIER * GOTHIE // WHITE..................Neil Gothier.......Feb 1998

I am looking for information on Louis Constantine GOTHIER, born Feb. 13, 1864 in Jo Daviess county, Illinois. His father's name was Edward Paul GOTHIER and his mother was Alice Cecilia White. I've been told at some point GOTHIER was spelled Gothie and the r was added but at what point in time, or if this is even accurate, I don't know. The surname I would like entered is GOTHIER.  Thankyou very much!

HITT // FARRELL // POWELL.................Roberta Wolfe.......Feb  1998   Could to look in Prairie Home Companion for:  Riley Hitt, Elizabeth. Married to? Mary Farrell, possibly a farmer or sexton for a cemetery in Elizabeth.  Ella Farrell, m. to John Powell of Savanna.  Thanks,  Roberta Bell Wolfe



HASSIG // KICHEMANN // FLOYD................Robin Norman .........Jan 1998

Need information on the John J. HASSIG family that located in Galena before 1850.   His wife was Mary KUCHEMANN, they married in Germany or Switzerland. They had many children including 3 sons of the Galena area, John, Leopold and Edward.  Edward married Mary Jane FLOYD, d/o James & Sarah FLOYD, of Galena, immigrants from England, but in Galena before 1870. Would APPRECIATE any help in this family line of the Jo Daviess Co.  THANKS!!!

HARRIS // SHULTZ * SCHULTZ // TOWNSEND..............Linda Hepburn..........Jan 1998

I am helping my mother-in-law research her family. Her ggf ELISHA HARRIS, 1814-1880, and his only son (her grandfather) C.B. HARRIS both lived in Rush Township, JoDaviess County Illinois. C.B. Harris was born 8-13-1847 & married ANNA ELIZABETH(ANNIE) SHULTZ, May 25, 1869? in Lafayette Co., Wisconsin. She was born in Oldenburg or Darmstadt, Germany (I think) in 1850, daughter of FREDRICK SHULTZ. Fredrick Shultz had 3 brothers Balzer,Nicholas & John. ANY information about these families, especially Elisha Harris, would be helpful as I am very new to this. I believe Elisha Harris was married to CYNTHIA TOWNSEND.  Thanks very much,  Linda Hepburn

LEVENS * LEVINS // CONNOR // CORCORAN // FAGAN // FLEMMING // CREIGHTON // CLEARY (Stockton area on the last two)................Martin W Beerman  ..........Jan 1998

The LEVENS/LEVINS group emigrated from County Louth, mostly through Philadelphia, in the 1830s arriving in and around Galena in the late 1830s and early 1840s. There were several families; most appear to be buried in St. Michael's.  Thanks for your help.

SHERER // SHERER GARAGE...............Karen Wise.............Jan 1998

My grandfather was said to hail from Stockton IL. I have as yet to find any information that he did indeed come for IL. However I do know that in 1931 my father went to visit and is pictured in the attached photo. If we do discover that the Stockton on the truck turns out to be Stockton IL. and if the web site would like to show the picture, that would be acceptable.  I am attaching the picture as a bmp file and hopefully you will be able to open it. Our family name (as you might guess) is SHERER. My fathers name is Edwin William Sherer b. 1929 in Oakland, CA. My Grandfathers name is the same and he was born in 1902 and migrated to CA and then to WA. We beleive that my ggrandfathers name was Herman, but we are unsure. My grandfather had a brother named Joeseph and a sister named Martha. They both migrated to CA. I quess I would like to ask if you might be able to check your phone books (if they go back that far) to see if the Sherer Garage was a actual place. If you have any other suggestions on how I might track down the Sherer Garage they would be greatly appreciated.     From: (Karen Wise)

BENNOR * BENOIR // MERRITT..............Duane Olson .......Jan 1998   Looking for information about Griffin Llewellyn Bennor (possibly Benoir), fooron 25 Oct 1838. I am looking for the names of his parents, and any other information about their location in the county. Griffin Bennor married Emily Merritt, b. 11 Nov 1848.She was from Grant County, Wisconsin.  Any information on the individuals mentioned above would be greatly appreciated.

ALLEN.............Jim Rogers........Jan 1998

I am looking for the parents of James ALLEN b 1876 in Illinois possibly in East Dubuque,or in Jo Daviess co. The family is supossed to be from Dubuque all of his life . in the 1915 cesus he states he is 38 and had been in IA 38 yrs but born in Ill.  It also states that both parents were born in Ireland.  Any information on ALLEN's in this area is helpfull contact me at

GRAGERT.................Wilhelm Gragert .............Jan 1998

My name is Wilhelm Gragert. I'm from Quickborn/Germany. I'm doing genealogical research for Gragerts in America. I need help in finding information about William Fredrick Gragert - he should have been born about 1852 in Gallina, IL (that's the info I have). Think must be Galena, JoDaviess County, IL. Thank you for help.

LEE // FULLER.................WJGRANVI........... Jan 1998

George W. Fuller was administrator of John Lee's estate in 1844, Jo Daviess Co. John Lee had named a son after George W. Fuller also (George W. Fuller Lee). Who was this George W. Fuller? Any info on him would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

PULLEY * PYLLEY...................Char ............Jan 1998

John PULLEY wife Marcella, children James, George, Sarah, Emma, John, Mariah were found on the 1860 census living in Pleasant Valley Twp, JoDavies Cty, Ohio. I believe a brother Named John PYLLEY wife Jane, children William, James and Thomas lived nearby as they are listed next on the census. If anyone is researching the Pulleys please e-mail me. Thanks so much.

BARTLE  * BARTELL // RICHARDS // HARVEY.................Connie Bastian ..............Jan 1998

Seeking informatino on parents and siblings of Lavinia May BARTLE (or BARTELL), born 1852 in Galena, Jo Davies County, Ill. One of at least 13 children. Parents Henry BARTLE/BARTELL of Camborne Church of England parish, Cornwall, Eng. and Marianne HARVEY, also of Camborne, Cornwall, Eng. Henry and Marianne married 1837 in Camborne, came to Jo Daviess county sometime in early 1840s, owned farm in Galena area. Lavinia married Samuel RICHARDS in Jo Daviess Co. in 1879. Samuel died ?? and Lavinia came to California in early 1880s, lived in Grass Valley/Nevada Co/CA, Napa, Tuolumne, and Sacramento counties, CA. Lavinia married George RICHARDS of Camborne, Cornwall, England in Napa, Napa Co., Ca in 1883. Thanks. (

KLASSEN // KUEMPER // RITTER // LAUNTER..................Kirk Klassen.................Jan 1998

Jacob KLASSEN b. May 1856 immigated from Germany and moved to Weston, IL He married Catherine KUEMPER b. 18 Nov 1858. They had nine children of which at least three were born in Weston, IL. 1. Marie KLASSEN b. 04 Mar 1887, 2. Susan KLASSEN b. 21 Jun 1888, 3. Rose KLASSEN 27 Jul 1891, 4. Lucy KLASSEN and Clara Lucy KLASSEN. They moved to IA during that time.   Catherine KUEMPER had at least two sisters 1. Katherine Kuemper who married a RITTER and 2. Lucy KUEMPER who married a LAUNTER This is the some total of information I have. I need any information that might help me bust this barrier and allow me to broaden this branch of the family tree.

BEDFORD // GAUSS // WENNER...............Eric Hartsfield   ..........Jan 1998

My name is Eric Hartsfield ( I am doing research on the descendants of two immigrants who lived in Vinegar Hill Township, Section 33 (Rocky Road): Francis BEDFORD and Christiana Fredericka (GAUSS) (WENNER) SCHABER.

Francis BEDFORD was born in Harbury, Yorkshire about 1787.  His first wife, Hannah, died 26 January 1829. They had three children:  William Bedford (5 May 1822 - 6 October 1837)  Thomas Bedford (2 May 1824 - ?)  Ann (Bedford) WENNER (22 July 1826 - 14 May 1902)  He married secondly, Elizabeth Roberts (died 10 November 1854), 29 October 1843, Jo Daviess County.   John Samuel Bedford (6 August 1844 - 8 February 1857)   Christiana Fredericka GAUSS was born in Waldrennach, Schwarzwald, Wuerttemburg 28 June 1795. Previous to her marriage to Ludwig Schaber she had two sons, four children in all:   Johann Friderich GAUSS - 26 September 1817    Charles F. WENNER - 27 November 1819    Catherine Lucille (SCHABER) Eversoll - October 1829    Ludwig F. SCHABER - 22 October 1838

I am also interested in her nephew, Phillip Gauss and Fredericka Gauss (may be his sister). Phillip and Fredericka left Waldrennach together in 1854 and were both single. Were they siblings? Phillip is listed in the 1860 census for Vinegar Hill as Ludwig Schaber's nephew. Fredericka is no place to be found. Perhaps she married someone in Jo Daviess County between 1854 and 1860. (I havn't had a chance to check the marriage records yet). Phillip later moved to East Galena.

Eric Hartsfield   ..........Jan 1998

My name is Eric Hartsfield . I saw your photo gallery site yesterday and would like to submit a photograph of my great great grandfather, Francis Charles Wenner. (I will send the photograph in a separate email as I sometimes have trouble uploading photos to email).

Frank Wenner was born on 25 June 1855, apparently at the house now owned by Brian McCormick (architect in Madison, WI) located on Rocky Road in Section 33, Vinegar Hill Township. He died 25 May 1934 in Okanogan, Washington.

The inscription on the photograph states "From the James Art Gallery, Galena, Ill."

KAISER, EVEN, ROLLINGER.......................Catherine Renschler ........Jan 1998

Nicholas EVEN born 1801 at Altrier, Luxembourg died 1852, St. Donatus, IA. His wife, Maria Catherine ROLLINGER born 1794 Zittig,Luxembourg, died 1849 JoDaviess County. Their daughter, Catherine EVEN married Nicholas KAISER in JoDaviess County in 1852. Would like to exchange data with other descendants.  Catherine Renschler PO Box 8, Juniata NE 68955

STOVER // BOWMAN // SMITH // PATTERSON // DENLINGER // PROBST // PAULSON.................James A. Nethery .........Jan 1998 ..........

STOVER, JOHN SAMUEL - Seeking any info on the STOVER family. John was married to NELLIE ARMILDA BOWMAN who died in 1927. Their children were MABLE M b. July 1882, married to W. RAY SMITH, FRANK L STOVER b. Sep 1884, KITTY C b. Sept 1887 mar. LOUIS PATTERSON, CORNEILA A b. March 1890, mar. W. A. DENLINGER, MARY M. b. March 1892, mar. FRANK PROBST, ISABELL ELLSWORTH STOVER b. 1  March 1894, and MADGE O. b. Dec 1898, mar. FORD PAULSON. Lived in Jo Davies County for awhile. Many may have moved to the Chicago area.

James A. Nethery -

The following names are children of John Stover .   SMITH // PATTERSON  // DENLINGER // PROBST // PAULSON

FULLER // WAITE..............Dorothe M. Grattafiori.........Jan 1998

Information on William P. Fuller. Born in Cannonsburg , Ky. circa 1868.  Married to Winnie Fuller,nee Waite, of Portsmouth, Oh., born circa 1867.  Lived in Jo Daviess Co. (found on 1910 census, Woodbine Twp.). He worked for the Santa Fe RR as a Telegrapher. Four living children shown on the census. Three of them were, my father, Cecil Waite Fuller, George & Frank Fuller.  Any information about this family would be appreciated.

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