Jo Daviess County, Illinois

Posted Queries for August 1999

GINKINS, HUGHES posted by Ann Montgomery on Sunday, August 8, 1999

I believe that your John Hughes and My Hughes are not related unless they came over at different times and was a cousin. My Richard Hughes and Mary Ginkins came from Anglesey, Wales around 1842 and had two children in Wisconsin before settling in Jo Daviess County. There are no John,Sarah, or Elizabeth in any of my lines. My Hugh Richard and Owen were born in Anglesey and yes, I knew about their serving in the Civil War. If you ever can connect our two lines, please write back. I am planning to do some Wales civil registration research in the near future so I will keep you in mind. Ann.

MCPHILLIPS posted by Lori Miller on Sunday, August 8, 1999

Hi Jodi - my gggrandfather was Felix McPhillips who lived in Jo Daviess County. He was born in 1802 and died 7/1/1846. He married Elizabeth ? who died 11/9/1862. Thye had the following children: Elizabeth, unknown girl, Peter, Mary, Felix and Margaret. I don't see a connection yet but I will let you know if I find one. Good luck. Lori.

MCCORMICK, MCPHILLIPS, SPEER posted by Jodi McPhillips on Sunday, August 8, 1999

Hi Lori, Thanks for the quick response. I am curious which of Felix and Elizabeth MCPHILLIPS' children you descend from? I saw their tombstones in St Michael's Cemetery in Galena, and it appears as if the two boys and their Mom died around the same time in 1862. Do you know what happened to daughters, Elizabeth,and Mary? From the 1850 Census there is a daughter Jane listed (I think she married Peter MCCORMICK from Elizabeth, IL--they had 10 kids) but I never saw a Margaret. Okay, here is my theory because I can't find out whom I descend from--In the 1850 Census, a William Speer was listed in the same household as Elizabeth and her kids. In the 1860 Census a Thomas SPEER was listed as Elizabeth's grandson. I wonder if Thomas changed his name after those many deaths in 1862, to MCPHILLIPS and I descend from him. Because I know my ancestor was born in Irish Hollow and there was never a Thomas SPEER listed later, but a Thomas MCPHILLIPS with the same information (dates etc.) I know that Th! omas Peter MCPHILLIPS was my gggrandfather. Yes it appears it may be a nonmarital child who is my ancestor. It is a bit frustrating to get so far and not be able to get passed the MCPHILLIPS' of Irish Hollow with out knowing whom is my ancestor. If you have any information about it I would appreciate if you would let me know OR if you have any suggestions as to my next step. Thanks a lot for all of your help. Jodi

MCPHILLIPS posted by Lori Miller on Sunday, August 8, 1999

Jodi, I really don't have much more information at this time. Felix and Elizabeth's daughter Mary is my gggrandmother (Elizabeth is my ggggrandmother). Mary married James Powers 6/20/1865. I have lots of information on her descendants. Daughter Elizabeth 1837-1881 married McCabe and Margaret 1847-1876 I am told married another Power. Have you been to the Galena Library? They have an excellent history center with obituaries, old newspapers, etc. I don't know if they have anything back that far. There is also a Powers/McPhillips Family Bible. I will write the person who has it for more information for you. I will let you know when I find out anything else. Lori.

MCPHILLIPS posted by Jodi McPhillips on Sunday, August 8, 1999

Thanks Lori for all the inforomation that you shared. I really appreciated it and it gives me food for thought. Also, thanks for the hint about the Galena Library. We did stop there but for only a little bit before it closed. Thanks again, and we'll let you know if we find anything more on this end. Jodi.

ATKINS, HULSCHER, THOMASSON posted by Michael Markley on Sunday, August 8, 1999

My great-grandparents were Henry Levi THOMASSON and Mary Ann HULSCHER THOMASSON who lived in Jo Daviess County. Henry Levi THOMASSON was born 12-29-1859 and died 5-26-1941. Mary Ann HULSCHER THOMASSON was born 11-13-1858 and died 8-4-1892. Henry Levi THOMASSON later married Eliza Jane ATKINS THOMASSON. Would like to exchange information.

ATKINS posted by Dorothy on Sunday, August 8, 1999

Well lets see what we can come up with on the ATKINS name. Some of mine were in Jo Davies County but lots in Carroll county..

GALLAHER, MURRAY, ROGERS, WARDELL posted by Judi Gilker on Sunday, August 8, 1999

I am researching the Families of GALLAHER and MURRAY and I believe they could have lived in Jo Daviess Co. IL or had family there. Also looking for John M. WARDELL or John M. ROGERS who could have lived there. He probably worked for the railroad. In 1862 he married Elizabeth Caroline GALLAHER. Patrick Gallaher who was born on St.Patty's Day, March of 1825 in Dublin Ireland.(not proven yet) He shows up in Rock Island Illinois in 1844. He is marrying Elizabeth Murray on August 8, 1844. His father has to sign for him, for he is under age. His fathers name is John Gallaher from Warsaw, Hancock Co. IL. I have no idea what Patrick's mothers name is other then to give the names of his children. I do know the name of his new brides mother and it is Miranda Murray (Living in Rock Island, IL) for she had to sign for her because she was but 16 years of age. This is the family: Patrick Gallaher b. March 1825 Elizabeth (Murray) Gallaher b. 1828 James b. 1845 Elizabeth Caroline b. November, 1847 (my GGgrandmother) William b. 1853 Michael b. 1855 Clara Anne b. 1857 Warsaw, Hancock Co. in 1844 it is very likely that it is Gallahers.

HERBSLEB posted by susan thode on Sunday, August 8, 1999

Want any information about this family...which census do they first appear on? Were they recent arrivals to Jo Daviess County? Any information on this family will be helpful Thank you in advance. Sansu

EINSTEIN, THODE posted by susan thode on Sunday, August 8, 1999

Marie EINSTEIN married John Jacob THODE in Germany and had children--Edward, August, Henry, Carl, Katherine, Caroline, and Doris. Any hint of where Marie came from in Jo Daviess records? She was born @ 1803 according to family stories. John Jacob died in Germany. August came to Galena and brother Edward joined him later. Henry stayed in NY state (anyone have an idea where?), Carl died in Germany. Don't know about the girls. Marie and John J. may have been from near Otterndorf, S-H, August is said to have been born in Otterndorf, and Edward in Hadein, Otterndorf. I think this is somewhere near the current Danish-German border. Any info on Marie, John Jacob, or rest of famiy wold be helpful.

MILLET, ROSENCRANS posted by Alice Allen on Sunday, August 8, 1999

In "The History of Rush Township," (Jo Daviess Co)there is mention of a Jasper ROSENCRANS as coming to the area about 1837. I'm looking for information on this man & his family, especially wanting to know if he had a daughter, Ann Catherine, who married Alexander MILLET (probably before they came to Jo Daviess Co.). Thanks in advance for anyone who can help..

MCCABE, MCPHILLIPS posted by Jodi McPhillips on Sunday, August 8, 1999

Hi Lori, Your information about the MCPHILLIPS girl marrying a MCCABE may prove the best lead we have had yet. In the 1870 Census of Jo Daviess County, Thomas MCPHILLIPS was a farm hand for James and Elizabeth MCCABE. That is where we can trace him so far, if he is the Thomas Peter that is my gggrandfather, well, that is where we'll have to try to get more proof. I can't thank you enough for the help. What you probably thought was just a nugget of information, may be the biggest key for me. I am so lucky you responded to my query. Thanks again, Jodi.

posted by Jennifer Siedschlag on Sunday, August 8, 1999

My sister-in-law has our lines. If you contact me personally I can give you her address.

GRANT, PERKINS posted by Jim Perkins on Sunday, August 8, 1999

Perkins and Grant were partners in a Leather Store in Galena, IL at the start of the Civil War. Looking for the name of the Perkins who was involved with the U.S. Grant family of Galena,IL. in this business

GRANT, PERKINS posted by Marjorie Smith on Sunday, August 8, 1999

C.R. PERKINS was the partner. You'll find several references if you do the Pico Search feature on this web site.

GRANT, PERKINS posted by Jim Perkins on Sunday, August 8, 1999

Thanks Marjorie, I found out alot from your suggestion. I am trying to learn more on C.R. PERKINS to see if there is a link to my family tree. Would be interesting to have an ancestor in touch with U.S.Grant. I noticed this business connection by reading "The Civil War" (page 281).

FOSTER posted by J. Bockman on Tuesday, August 24, 1999

My 3great-grandfather, John W. FOSTER, moved to Galena, Jo Daviess Co. in 1825. I recently found a biography that stated he was at one time the sheriff and killed while in office. This is contrary to my information. Would appreciate any info on finding a list of sheriffs of Jo Daviess County. (1860s and 1870s) Thanks.

GANSHERT, GANSHIRT, SCHERR, SHEA posted by Judy C. on Thursday, August 26, 1999

Looking for ancesters and descendants of Joseph Scherr b. 1858 d. 1942 and Joanna SHEA b. 1864 - d. 1894 and related families. Also family of Margaret SCHERR and Unknown GANSHERT/GANSHIRT. Have lots to share..

ARMSTRONG, LEDDY posted by Amber Leddy on Saturday, August 28, 1999

I am looking for info on John Bascomb LEDDY's father, John was born in Ireland in 1797. He married Mary Ann ARMSTRONG . If any one has info on the LEDDY family PLease let me know.

AKIN, ZADOKA posted by Amber Leddy on Saturday, August 28, 1999

I am trying to find out anything on Percy ZADOKA. He was born in 1871 and married Nanny AKIN. That is all that I know . Please help if you can!!!

BREYMAN, WOLFE, YOHN posted by Priscilla Davis Webb on Saturday, August 28, 1999

Peter YOHN and his wife Sarah WOLFE YOHN resided in JoDaviess Co. Their son Peter Jr was born c1845 and daughter Juliann or Julia A was born Apr 16, 1846 in Illinois, probably JoDaviess Co. Sarah was on the 1850 census of JD county as the wife of Henry BREYMAN with a son Allen age 2 along with her two YOHN children. Does anyone know what happened to Peter. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

KAPE, SCHNEIDER posted by Schneider, Kape on Sunday, August 29, 1999

Searching for information on ERNEST SCHNEIDER b.1844 Germany MARRIED 1866 to HANNA KAPE b.1850 d.1884.Entered Civil War 1861,served with 8th Cav.PleasentValley,IL.Moved to Custer county Nebraska 1884.Where is PleasentValley? Thanks for any help

BAURES, REIF posted by Baures, Reif on Sunday, August 29, 1999

Surnames BAURES, REIF in 1860 census in Jo Daviess Co, Il..

posted by Laurie Toepfer on Sunday, August 29, 1999

Don't know your names, even though my family lived in Pleasant Valley. But I'm emailing you a GIF map of the area that I got from the Tiger Map Server. This is an excellent tool for mapping; I think it's MUCH better than Mapquest or any of the others I've used. It's from the U.S. Census Bureau! Here's the

CARROLL, MULLANE posted by Carroll, Kehoe on Sunday, August 29, 1999

Hello Listers Does any one know if they had Death certificates in Jo Daviess County in 1899? I am searching for the Father and Mothers name of my GGfather John CARROLL b 1827 Ireland and Hanora MULLANE. In some states and counties the Death certificates name the Father and Mothers name and the place of birth. Also if there are certificates will they be in the Illinois Regional Archive? There were many John Carrolls in Jo Daviess county so the birth and death date are necessary to locate the correct Carroll. John and Hanora are buried in the Plum River Catholic Cemetery in Pleasant Valley. Regards Pat Corrigan Waycross, Ga.

MOFFATT, PIPER, PROCTOR posted by Proctor, Moffat on Sunday, August 29, 1999

I am looking to correspond with anyone who might ahve information on what happend to members of the following Vermont family that moved to Illinois: Abel, b. 31 March, 1800. Abel PROCTOR was a soldier and fifer who served in the War of 1812 with the Vermont troops. He m. in Galena, Illinois, 23 Dec., 1831 Mary MOFFATT (b. 21 July, 1806, dau. of Joseph & Mary (PIPER) MOFFATT of Maine). They were living in Galena, Illinois as late as 1881. He died in Scales Mound, Illinois, ca. 1888. Children: 1. Emma Emily, b. 1834 2. Charles, b. Joe Daviess County, Illinois, 10 Nov. 1835 3. Catherine, b. 1838 4. Elizabeth, b. 1840 5. Mary Ann, b. 1842 6. George, b. 1844 7. Henry, b. 1846 Thanks so much for your help Linda M. Welch

GRAGERT posted by Gragert on Sunday, August 29, 1999

I'm searching for any information I can get about GRAGERT surname in Jo Daviess County,IL. There should have been a William (Bill) H Gragert, born about 1852 in or near Galena and a Henry? Gragert (Williams father)..

DALY posted by Daly on Sunday, August 29, 1999

Does anyone know of any descendants of Will & Lucy DALY who lived on a farm near Nora, Ill., Jo Daviess Co., Ill.? I have a letter written May 1, 1899 and a couple pictures

EVANS, SPRATT posted by Spratt, Evans on Sunday, August 29, 1999

Dr. Thomas EVANS, gentleman, of Clun, Shropshire (England), in his will of 1873 left a bequest of 200 pounds " to my niece Eliza or Elizabeth (wife of James M. SPRATT) now or lately residing at Galena , Illinois" Any help in finding James Spratt's family would be appreciated.

JOHNSON, MARSHALL, SPRATT posted by Spratt, Johnson on Sunday, August 29, 1999

Per the 1878 JoDaviess County History, page 752: James M. SPRATT. Dry Goods Merchant, cor. Main, Hill and Commerce Sts., Galena; residence, cor. Bench and Green Sts; born in Binghamton, N.Y. March 20, 1825; came to Galena in the Fall of 1839; engaged in mercantile pursuits ever since he came here; in business for himself since 1849; first wife was Amelia MARSHALL of Plattsburg, N.Y.; present wife was Eliza JOHNSON; married in N.Y. City; she was born in Binghamton, N.Y.; they have six children.

ISBELL posted by Isbell on Sunday, August 29, 1999

I am a descendant of Elliot ISBELL and I am looking for the location of the Isabel Cemetery in Guilford Township, JoDaviess County. I think it may be on private land. I would like to make a visit to the area but a general location of the cemetery would be helpful.

ISBELL posted by Isbell on Sunday, August 29, 1999

In the Cemetery Book published by Robert Hansen in 1981 that includes Guilford Township, Bob says: "This (Isbell) cemetery has never been found by this researcher. Its probable location (he has indicated Section 36) on a map of the township. Dog Town Cemetery is also being hunted by this person. These two cemeteries could be one and the same." "According to the 1956 Illinois Veterans Commission List, there is one soldier buried at Isbell Cemetery, Guilford Tp., Elizabeth, IL (mailing address)." "ISBELL, Elliott T., Black Hawk War Veteran, Army; Col. Dodge's Squadron. No Dates." According to the 1872 plat book E.T. Isbell owned land in the south half of Section 25 and 80 acres in the north part of Section 36.

NEWELL, TANNAHILL, WRIGHT posted by Tannahill on Sunday, August 29, 1999

Searching for info on a TANNAHILL who was a new store owner in Galena in 1864. NEWELL and WRIGHT also were owners of this store.

CLAYTON, FLOWERS posted by Joan McClendon on Sunday, August 29, 1999

Looking for info. on a Russell CLAYTON family whos daughter Adaline married a Valentine FLOWERS on May5,1851 in Warren, IL. Please get in touch if you know of either of these families. Thanks! Joan.

LIST posted by E. Heidesch on Tuesday, August 31, 1999

Adam LIST and his wife Appolonia are buried at Menominee. I am missing exact birthplaces for both, and her maiden name. Census records say he was born in Alsace (believed to be near Strasbourg), she was born in Bavaria.

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