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MURPHY posted by Charles Murphy on Monday, May 1, 2000

Looking for information on James Patrick MURPHY born In Galena in 1859 have no other information on family Thank you Charles Murphy.

MURPHY posted by Charles Murphy on Monday, May 1, 2000

Looking for information on James Patrick MURPHY born In Galena in 1859 have no other information on family Thank you Charles Murphy.

ALEXANDER, RISLEY posted by Eileen Risley Eck on Thursday, May 4, 2000

My father was a RISLEY from Jo Daviess county. His parents were Reno RISLEY, and Mary ALEXANDER. His grandparents were Roland and Isabelle RISLEY, from France. His grandparents on Alexander side were G. Alexander and Margaret from Germany. Do you have any other info on them. I just have names

EATHELY posted by Donald A. Harris on Sunday, May 7, 2000

I am looking for anyone who has knowledge of George EATHELY age 26 in the 1850 census of Jo Daviess Co. Il. He is listed with wife Frances age 30 and children George W. 5 and William H. 2

GOKEY, KENT, KNECHT posted by Joni Leffler on Monday, May 8, 2000

Researching the descendants of John (KNECHT) KENT and Mary (Gauche) GOKEY. John and Mary were married in Jo Daviess County, IL on 12-01-1851 and settled on a farm in Thompson Township. Their children were: Harriet J. (died at age 16), Julia (m. Marcus Mc Donald), Victoria (m. Edward Smith), George, Charles (m. Sarah Barnes), John, Alice, Edward (m. Aminda Shore), Christopher (m. Phoebe A. Coats), Albert (m. Elizabeth Fenn), Robert James (m. Josephine A. Tuffs), Emma (m. Daniel Madison Mc Claren, William E. Leffler), and Margus (drowned on the family farm at the age of 2). Any info. is much appreciated!


Researching the descendants of James MC CLAREN, (born on 11-04-1829 in Pittsburgh, PA), to James MC CLAREN and Mary (?) and Sarah Jane MC MILLAN/MC MILLEN/MC MILLIN (born in September 1830 in PA), to Samuel MC MILLAN/MC MILLEN/MC MILLIN and Nancy (?). James and Sarah married about 1850-1853 in PA (?) and moved to a farm in Thompson Township, Jo Daviess Co., IL about that same time. They later moved to Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI (about 1870). James died on 03-02-1902 in Orion Twp. and Sarah died on 07-20-1909 in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. Both are buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Richland Co., WI. Their children were: Samuel E. (m. Sarah Jane Perkins/Alvaretta KINGERY in Richland Co., WI), Daniel (died in childhood), John (m. Delia MAYFIELD in Richland Co., WI), William J. (m. Mary Etta FRY in Richland Co., WI), Ann Eliza (m. Robert Douglas in Richland Co., WI), Martin L. (died at the age of 27), Alvirado (m. Myrtle Huston in Richland Co., WI), Maria J. (m. William! Hole in Richland Co., WI), Nannie J. (m. Otto OELKE in Richland Co., WI), Daniel MADISON (m. Emma KENT in Richland Co., WI). Any info. is greatly appreciated! Thanks!

BOWER, FENN, GOKEY, GUTZMER, HOSTMAN, KENT, LARSON, LUKE, LYONS, WHITE posted by Joni Leffler on Monday, May 8, 2000

Researching the descendants of Albert KENT (born on 01-13-1867) to John Kent and Mary GOKEY in Thompson Twp. and Elizabeth FENN (born on 09-14-1861 or 1862) who were married on 03-01-1887 in Jo Daviess Co., IL. Their children were: Elmer (m. Gertrude LUKE), Matie May (m. ? GUTZMER/LARSON (?), Frank, Thomas Henry, Esther (m. ? Miller), Clara (m. ? Fox), Clarence, Raymond James (m. Ila WHITE/Bertha BOWER), and Alfred "Babe" (m. Velma HOSTMAN/Ruth LYONS). Any info. is greatly appreciated! Thanks!.

CONARTY, THOMPSON posted by James A. Wilkinson on Tuesday, May 9, 2000

Subsequent to my earlier query, I learned that Susan L. CONARTY, born 1872 at or near Apple River in JoDaviess Co. married James Roland THOMPSON. I believe they married about 1890. Their first child was born in 1891 in Hastings,Nebraska, but there is no record of a marriage there. I wonder if they got married in JoDaviess County. For some strange reason there is no obituary on either, even though they had 4 of 7 daughters living at the time all in Major County, Oklahoma where they are buried. Please Email me if you find any information..

PFIFFNER posted by John Pfiffner on Wednesday, May 10, 2000

Searching for information about PFIFFNER family living in Jo Daviess county after 1843.

CONRAD, FUHRMAN, MCCARTHY, TRESSEL, WIENEN posted by edmonds on Thursday, May 11, 2000

New information about this family finds them buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Galena. There were five children for Adam TRESSEL and his wife Crescentia CONRAD. Edward J. TRESSEL, married Helen Elizabeth TRESSEL married George WIENEN. Mary TRESSEL married Richard FUHRMAN of Dubuque. Frank TRESSEL married Mary, moved to Kansas. Barbara TRESSEL married MCCARTHY. According to tombstone, Adam was born in Pellingen, Trier, and Crescentia was born in Ofingen, Wurtemberg.

CONARTY, KING, WALTER posted by James A. Wilkinson on Sunday, May 14, 2000

Since my last message I have determined that Susan L. Conarty was the daughter of Patrick H. CONARTY and Mary Maggie WALTER - md. 2-16-1868. Patrick was the son of Edward CONARTY and Susan KING. One report shows him as Edward Jr. and at about the 1850 census they all lived in Jo Daviess co., Illinois. Susan was born at Apple River. I believe Patrick and Edward came from Ireland after the famine. Anyone with any information on this family, please E mail me.

LEONAED, WALKER, WOODWORTH posted by Mary Leonard Stephenson on Tuesday, May 16, 2000

I am searching for my great grandfather, William WOODWORTH. He was born in 1802 in Pa. Or Conn. (We have been told both places) He died in 1889 in Ill., and until recently thought he died in Warsaw, Ill. I have found where he bought land in JoDaviess county in 1873, so he must have lived there. I am searching for William's parents and his wife, supposedly, Mary WALKER.(We have no proof of her name). They had a daughter, Martha Ann WOODWORTH b. abt. 1840-45 in Indiana. She married my grandfather, Alfred LEONAED in 1873 in Wapello County, Ottumwa, Iowa. Any help appreciated.

BUCKLEY, DUNN posted by Michael Ewing on Wednesday, May 17, 2000

I am seeking information about the family and descendants of John and Mercy (DUNN) BUCKLEY. They resided in or near Pleasant Valley Township, JoDaviess Co. during the mid 1800s. The family moved to Illinois from Pennsylvania.

MCQUILLAN, NEASON posted by Maggie McQuillan on Wednesday, May 17, 2000

Mary (possibly NEASON) b 1790 and spouse (?) MCQUILLAN, and children James 1818-1863, John 1821-1889, Patrick Edward 1824-1897, Jane 1829-1877, Bernard 1829-1859, and Philip Francis 1834-1877. Also a possible brother of Mary's named John NEASON born about 1802. It's believed, but not proven that they lived in Co. Fermanagh, Ireland at least for a while before they emigrated, and all of them were born in Ireland and died in US, except the father as we have no records for him. They show up in Jo Daviess County in 1840's and some later went to Minnesota.

OLD, OLDS, OULD, WIDNER posted by Debbe Olds McDonald on Friday, May 19, 2000

I am a desendant of Avery OLDS, son of John OLDS, son of John OLDS, son of James OULD, OLD, OLDS. I have in my records that Kingsley OLDS b.10/16/1793, son of Timothy OLDS, son of James, brother of John,married 6/20/1816 to Margaret WIDNER, Huron Co. NY. It would be great if you have more info on other ancestors, and the names and dates of their children.

LEMPER, MUMM posted by Cindy Fehring Carr on Sunday, May 21, 2000

I have a funeral card for a Katharina LEMPER (nee MUMM) from Jo Daviess Co. She was born at Barrenstein Kr, Duesseldorf, Germany June 19, 1834 and died at Galena, IL, March 10, 1908. Do you know who this person is? I found this document in my Grandmother's trunk I also have photos from Galena but they are not identified. Do you have any idea who this person is or if she is related to your query?

ELLIOTT, OLDS posted by Lee Widner on Tuesday, May 23, 2000

You said: "I am looking for information on the ancestor and desendents Kingsley OLDS, b 16 Oct 1793 [Dalton,Berkshire Co MA] d 1868 [Warren, JoDaviess Co IL] m Jun 1816 [Huron Co OH] to Margaret ELLIOTT. My information also states that they moved to IL in 1833, that they had 6 children and he died at his home about 30 miles from Galena, IL."

KIRK posted by Rachel M Downing on Wednesday, May 24, 2000

I was happy to see that the cemetery listings have been updated to include St Marys Catholic Church cemetery in West Galena Township. Several of my ancestors are burried there. My great grandfather James W. KIRK, killed by a train in 1904 is suposed to burried there according to the old Galena Gazette article about his death. Is the list incomplete for that cemetery?

KIRK posted by Rachel M Downing on Wednesday, May 24, 2000

ST Marys cemetery is a two part list, I found James W. KIRK on the other half of the list along with his son Emmet KIRK and a few other ancestors. Once again, thanks to this site and to those who donate their time to post the information. Rachel

JOHN, SPOOR, SPORE posted by Rachel M Downing on Friday, May 26, 2000

I am not related to these surnames but I just printed a list of Civil War Veterans from Galena Illinois. For about 10.00 per set you can order copies of the war records and the pension records from the national archives which could lead to alot of family info. JOHN SPOOR Rank: REC (recruit?) Company F 96 Il. Infantry JOHN SPORE REC Company H 21 Il. Infantry Good Luck. Rachel.

WILCOX posted by Rachel M Downing on Friday, May 26, 2000

Just printed a list of Galena Illinois Civil War Veterals, sharing what I found. Three WILCOX from Galena on the list. Isaac WILCOX Rank: PVT Company C 140 Il US Infantry Isaac M Wilcox REC A 96 Il US Infantry Thomas A WILCOX REC D 45 Il US infantry Hope that helps, you can order records copies from the national archives, about 10.00 per set for military or pension records copies. Rachel.

BURTON posted by Rachel M Downing on Friday, May 26, 2000

A William BURTON of Galena served in the Civil War, if they were related then ordering copies of his records could give you more leads. William BURTON Rank: rec Company ? 45 Il US Infantry no company listed.

LESH posted by Rachel M Downing on Friday, May 26, 2000

No relation to me, but a James LESH of Galena Illinois served in the Civil War. Sharing the contents of a list I just printed. James LESH PVT Company I Il US Infantry. Rachel.

MCCLAREN, OELKE posted by Kevin Oelke on Saturday, May 27, 2000

I have info on Nannie MCCLAREN. Her father was James MCCLAREN. He and his wife, Sarah had at one time lived in JoDaviess Co., Illinois. Nannie MCCLAREN married Fredrick Julius Otto OELKE March 23, 1895. He was born May 5, 1867, in Germany. What was Nannie's full given name? I have not found any links of my own to this line of OELKE'S. Fredrick Julius Otto OELKE was the great uncle of the person from whom I received this information. If you would like, I do have more information on Fredrick and Nannie

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