Bureau County ILGenWeb Project

Archived Queries Page #1


Jeff BockmanThu Oct 20 1996
I am attempting to find information on the burial of Dabney ELLIS who died in August of 1840. He was a resident of Dover township. His wife, Francis (Watson) Ellis, died in 1881 and is buried in lot 210 of Prairie Repose Cemetery along with his son Abbott and others. There is no probate record at the Courthouse. Did he die out of the county?

Jerry Tarvin Thu Nov 1 1997
I have a reference to a Jeremiah MATHIS residing in Bureau Co., Il.ca 1850?. Jeremiah was born 1778 in Tuckerton , NJ. He married Esther MORSE in 1801, she died in 1832, Jeremiah never married again? and eventually moved to Bureau Co.. Would appreciate any help

Laura Mattingly Sun Aug 17 1997
Seeking any information on Charles LEE and wife Susannah (CASE) Lee. They moved to Macon Township in 1850 with a young son George and daughter Sarah. In 1851, Susannah gave birth to another son and died, the boy died also. They would be buried near Macon Twsp. Charles died ten years later. I would like to know who took in their children. Also, any information that would lead me to their parents.

Viola Seward Mon Aug 18 1997
william MACK was born in pennsylvania. married sarah/sally STRIAHGHT in new york. had fanny amanda 1843.m. charles TOWNSLEY. mary elizabeth 1853.m. jesse MORRISON. richard charles. b+d. 1855. ella maria 1856.m. abraham MEYERS. all the girl's married in illinois. could have been ogle,wayne or bureau county,illinois. abraham and ella meyers had a son john william born 1874. need all the help i can get on the families.

Janice Moloy Mon Aug 18 1997
I am interested in finding out any information I can about the Palmeri family. They were in the Bureau County area in the 1910 and 1920 census. They came from Italy.Charles

Gregory Simmons Tue Aug 26 1997
I am looking for any information on the John G. Brady Family who lived in Tiskilwa Illinois.

Allan Childers Sat Aug 30 1997
I am looking for any information on my g-g-grandfather George LEWIS whom, I believe, lived in Bureau County from about 1846 to 1865. Any help would be appreciated.

Richard Roberts Sun Aug 31 1997
Seeking information on the SULLIVAN and DOWNEY families. My great grand mother, Mary May SULLIVAN was born in May 1850 in Ohio Twp, Bureau, IL to Patrick and Rose(DOWNEY) who were both born in Ireland and came separately to the US with their parents. They either met and/or married in IN or IL. They had other children who died in infancy. After Rose's death, Patrick married Mary Ann O'NEAL in 1856 in Lee county but were still residing in Ohio Twp in 1860 where they had eight more children. After 1860, I lose the family. An Elkhart history book said he moved to Mo. Any information on Catholic churches in existence in the 1840s-1880s would be helpful, the diocese this area is in, along with information if the church records are available on microfilm. Thanks

Jeanne Sun Aug 31 1997
WRIGHT. Looking for any information regarding Hiram WRIGHT and wife Sarah (maiden name unknown). Hiram and Sarah WRIGHT were married prior to 1859. Hiram and Sarah possibly lived in Bureau County in the 1850's. By 1859 they had already moved to Ogle Co. Does anyone have access to 1850 Census of Bureau Co? Marriage records information? Any information would help

Sarah Davis Tue Sep 2 1997
Looking for descendants of Nannie HOUSE, maiden name BLUNT/BLOUNT. She was born ca 1846 in Virginia, d/o William and Martha SNODGRASS BLUNT. Nannie's brother, William H BLUNT, lived in Neponset at one time. I believe Nannie was in Neponset in 1915. Looking for descendants of Maude REED who was living in Neponset in 1915 also. She would have been the niece of Nannie HOUSE. Maude was b Aug 1891 in MO, d/o William H BLUNT.

Jim Moseley Fri Sep 12 1997
Seeking information for PITSTICK (PUETZSTUECK), LITTERSCHEID, BALENSIEFER and METZDORF families; all were associated with LaSalle County from about 1850. Henry PITSTICK,1841-1921, (aka Heinrich PUETZSTUECK), married Mary Madeline LITTERSCHEID,1846-1929, abt 1862. Both were born in Rhineland, Prussia. Henry's parents were Wilhelm PUETZSTUECK (1806-1863, buried Peterstown, IL) and Anna Margaretha WALTERSCHEID; Mary's parents were Bernard LITTERSCHEID (living in Westfield Twp, Bureau Co. 1860) and Gertrud RINGS. Cildren of this family married into family of Theodore BALENSIEFER, 1832-1909,who married Anna Marguerite METZDORF, daughter of Peter METZDORF of Chicago. All later moved to Benton Co, IN. Their children who married wer Theodore Francis BALENSIEFER and Elisabeth PITSTICK. Seeking information on any of these (or related) family lines. Have German research info to share.

Jean Spence Mon Sep 15 1997
Looking for information on parents or siblings of Margaret AXTELL, b. 8/27/1855 in Princeton, married Lewis Pittman (b. 4/1/1850 in Penn). Gave birth to at least 8 children (half in Il, half in Nebr); William (b. 1879), John L. (b. 1875), Mary Edith (b. 1881), Ida May (b. 1883), Charles W. (b. 1886), Clarence (b. 1888), Nellie (b. 1890), & Laurena Belle (b. 1893). Does anyone know who Margaret descended from? Are there any Axtell related to Margaret still living?

pcurtis Thu Sep 18 1997
HARTMAN, John and wife Mary BARTLES HARTMAN John Hartman died Bureau Cty IL 1899 Mary Bartles Hartman died Bureau Cty IL 1900 My GGrdfather John Lemuel Hartman born Wyanet,Bureau,IL 6 Jan 1862. My Grdmother Edith Lyle Hartman born Manlius,Bureau,IL 20 May 1895. Seeking information on the parents and emigration information on John Hartman and his wife Mary Bartles Hartman. Also seeking further information on John Lemuel Hartman and my Grandmother's early days in Bureau County. Thank you. PCurtis

Mitzi Jackson Sat Sep 20 1997
Would like information on israel ANDERSON b.10-20-1809 in Pa married ruth IDLET 8-1-1833in Ohio moved to Bureau County abt 1850 died 2-2-1887 in Buda. Children are James, Morgan, Mary Jane, William, Hester,

Charlene A. Miller Sun Sep 21 1997
Looking for information regarding the family of Frank TRUEDSON was born 14 Sept 1876 in the province of Skane, Sweden. He was the third son of Nils and Betty TRUEDSON. The family is believed to have left Sweden in 1880. Frank married Nora M. PRESTON in 1905 in (Bureau Co.?) Illinois. They lived in Bureau Co., and were the parents of eight sons and four daughters. Frank died 23 Feb 1934. Also researching the Preston and Fulkerson families.

Michael Keppen Mon Sep 22 18:52:32 1997
Looking for descendents of Christian ESCHENBAUM who died in Spring Valley in 1917 and buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. His brother Henry ESCHENBAUM was born in 1850 and died in Spring Valley abt 1929.

David A. Linnig Tue Sep 23 1997
Seeking info on descendants of Johann LINNIG, who emigrated to Peru IL in 1852. He was born in Prussia ca.1810-20. About 1840 he married Anna Catherine Hover and they had six children while they resided in Germany: Marie Aloise Linnig b. 1841, Marie Elizabeth Linnig b. 1845, Heinrich Linnig b. 1846, Heinrich Joseph Linnig b. 1848, Wilhelmina Linnig b. 1849 and Johann Peter Linnig b.1851. The family had been in Peru a short time when a cholera epidemic claimed the lives of both parents and the two infants. The orphans went to live with the family of Anton BIRKENBEUHL(sp?) and were reared in their home. I have much on the family of the elder Heinrich, but little on the others. The elder Heinrich married Sarah Ream and later became a successful jeweler in Peru. They had seven children (Henry Frank Linnig born 1/20/1869, Charles Edward Linnig born 5/27/1872, William Benjamin Linnig born 11/11/1874, Joseph John Linnig born 11/5/1876, Frank Max Linnig born 3/6/1879, Edwin Hugh Linnig born 6/13/1881 [my grandfather], and Viola Etta Linnig born 9/4/1888 Heinrich Joseph was killed in 1862 at the battle of Stone's River (TN). Marie Aloise Linnig married a man named STRUNCK. Maria Elizabeth Linnig married a man named DUESMANN. Would appreciate any info on LINNIG, STRUNCK, DUESMANN, and BIRKENBEUHL.

Sue Fritz Fri Sep 26 1997
Am searching for descendants or any information on the family of John and Johanna MURPHY RYAN. Johanna (b.1833 in Ireland to James and Alice REED MURPHY)was known to be living in Spring Valley, Bureau County in 1890. John and Johanna MURPHY RYAN were listed in Peoria County in 1860, in Minonk, Woodford Co. in 1880. Known children: Edwin (1854), James (1855), Margaret (1857), Alice (1858), Mary (1859), William (1862), Nellie (1866), Thomas (1868), Michael (1870), and Josephine (1872). Have been unable to locate any information after 1890 about any of this family. Thanks for any help.

Lynda Booker Tue Oct 7 1997
Looking for the parents of marhta g. REILLY/RILEY. She was born around 1864 in Bureau County. She married John Palmer 14 mar 1883 in woodbine, harrison county, iowa. Any information that I can find on the parents of martha and brothers and sister would greatly be appericated. Thank you for your time and cooperation.

Talma Klaassen Tue Oct 7 1997
Seeking death date of George "Lon" NEWTON b.1835 Warren co., NJ. Resident of Bureau co IL in 1850's . Wifes' name Frances. Also seeking descendants of George. Willing to share family history of Georges' siblings.

Howard Skeffington Fri Oct 10 1997
Any further detail on the children of Patrick and Nora (STOCKPOLE) SKEFFINGTON, emigrated abt. 1850 from Ottawa, Canada. Their oldest son, Michael SKEFFINGTON, born 1837 in Ottawa, Canada, was a farmer in Bureau Co. Michael married in La Salle Co. on March 5, 1867 to Eilzabeth COAKELY, daughter of Cornelius COAKELY. Two other sons, Peter and Patrick SKEFFINGTON, apparently moved to Champaign Co., probably after the Civil War. I'm particularly interested in tracking down Patrick SKEFFINGTON, the son.

Donna Jean Ford Sat Oct 11 1997
Seeking information on: RILEY, William (b. 17 Apr 1837, in Ireland-14 Aug 1921, near Hunnewell, KS). William supposidly served as a Conf. Soldier in ? Co. in 146th Reg. in Vol. Inf. Lived Princeton, Bureau Co, IL with wife Elizabeth TUDOR (1836, ?-17 May 1874, IL) and children: James (22 Aug 1855- ); John (31 Mar 1857- ) m. ? & had 2 ch.; Mary (25 Feb 1860- ) m. Henry WORNKEY & had 4 ch.; William (31 Dec 1861-19 Apr 1941, Braman, OK) m. Mary ___ ; George Samuel (24 Nov 1864, Princeton, Bureau Co, IL-8 Nov 1944, Pacific Grove, Monterey Co, CA) m. 27 Jan 1887 to Lillian E. RILEY (13Apr 1870, IL-31 Oct 1953, Salinas, Monterey Co, CA) (d/o Samuel RILEY & Mary A. ANDREWS) & had one son; Elizabeth May (5 Jul 1866, Princeton, Bureau Co, IL-15 Feb 1929, Danbury, Red Willow Co, NE) m.1. Mr. LAMPHERE, m. 2. 4 Oct 1900, Red Willow Co, NE to Emil Banner QUADOR & had 3 children [my line]; and Anna (28 May 1969, Princeton, Bureau Co, IL- 2 Jun 1949, Braman, OK) m. 1902 to Frank E. BARNEY & had 3 children. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Barbara Little Mon Oct 13 1997
I am looking for any informaition on John & Catharine BRADY who settled in Tiskilwa, IL., Bureau County in 1850's, also sons:
John J. & Marietta BRADY m. 1868
Edward & Elizabeth BRADY

Howe Horace, 1860's, "wife Hannah", Martha, Nellie, William, Emma Horace and Hannah Howe are my g-g-grandparents, came from Newport, NH and settled in Tiskilwa in 1860's. I am attemting to find contacts about their children.

Charles McKelvey Thu Oct 16 1997
I am looking for any information on the families, ancestors, and descendants of my great-great-grandfather, DANIEL O. HUNTER of Bureau and/or Henry Counties. He served in Co. E of the 93rd Illinois infantry in the Civil War. He married MARGARET R. PICKARD in 1857, and died in Atkinson, Ill in 1878. According to obit, the GAR post in Atkinson in named for Hunter. Any help would be appreciated.

Ed Hopf Wed, 9 Apr 1997
I am trying to find more information about my Neu ancestors. My Grandmother said they settled in Illinois after coming from Germany. One of the Neus fought for the Union in the Civil War. My great-great grandfather, Peter Neu came to Baltimore sometime in the 1860's to open a grocery store. My great-grandmother, Catherine Neu was born in Germany in 1852. Apparently, they were only in Illinois for a short time. They were orignally from Prussia. I was wondering if there is a Peter Neu in Bureau County in the 1850's? Thanks for your help.

Brenda Wickern Thu, 23 Oct 1997
Looking for James Smith (1845-1927) married to Mary Emmaline Nixon (1848-1892) from Bureau County. Thank You. Brenda Wickern

Lori and Terrance Kane Mon, 22 Dec 1997
I am trying to find Mary Jane Sapp. She was b: 1848 Kent Co, Del. d:1870 she was married in Bureau County to Samuel Sapp. I have the marriage certificate. They had 1 child Isaac Edward Sapp my grandfather. I found Samuel along with his children by his second marriage to Sarah Jane Sapp, but cannot find either wife. Please help.

David A. Grierson Tue, 23 Dec 1997
Seeking information on AUGUST PLUMIER who emigrated from Belgium as an immigrant to Bureau County, Illinois after traveling from Auburn, Illinois, c1880. He was born in c1865-c1880, Belgium; married Valerie nee Graffert. August died in Seatonville, Illinois in the 1920s. He is supposedly buried in Ottsville Cemetery ner Seatonville, Illinois. I need help! SURNAMES AND ASSOCIATED connections to the Plumiers are: Griersons, Kellys, Gallaghers, Wrights, Ragans, Stewardsons, Normans, Simmons, Pruits, Lowers, Cirillos, Fleshners, Caumiants, Huberts, Grafferts, Brozets, Lovins, Stuarts, Bergstroms, Longs, Kunzemans, Buchanans, Heffernans, & Cullifords, families. I AM INTERESTED IN ALL OF THESE LINES AS IT PERTAINS TO THE PLUMIER FAMILIES OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. The PLUMIER'S ARE FROM BELGIUM & emigrated from Belgium as immigrantst to the state of Illinois in c1880.

big.fishnet.net Sat, 27 Dec 1997
Hello, I am searching for information on these two ancestors in my family. If you would be able to provide any pieces of information, I would appreciate your help. Mary Ann E. McMANIS, born December 25, 1836 Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She died May 26, 1896 Creston, Union, Iowa She married John Hamilton YOUNG,February 14, 1854, in Princeton, Bureau, Illinois. John Hamilton YOUNG was born March 31, 1824, and he died February 05, 1883 Stewartville, Rock Island, Illinois. I am searching for any information on either of these two families, I have some information about the YOUNGS, but not about McMANIS. I have their Children in my database.

Samuel D. Williams Fri, 09 Jan 1998
He was born in Ohio in 1828. Moved to Bureau Co. aprox. 1830. Married Mary Ann Sapp in Ottawa Ill. in 1855.Lived most of his life in Bureau Co. All his children were born in Bureau Co. child 1)Anna Eliza b. 1855, 2)Francis Jasper b.1859 3)Wilbert Lincoln b. 1861 4)Cordilia Malinda b.1862 5)Alvin Forest b.1868. Am seeking any information on Samuel's parents (names unknown).

Virginia Greenup Seaholm Wed, 31 Dec 1997
My Ggrandfather, William Duncan REID entered the Civil War Muster date17 Feb. 1865 from his residence in Princeton, Bureau Co. I would like a copy , if available in Bureau Co., his Declaration of Intention I find a date of 1853 for immigration.

Kathleen McLaughlin Thu, 01 Jan 1998
I am looking for the burial sites of John Beekman Klock (1787-1860) and his wife Margaret Klock (1792-1872). They lived in Shefield. I am also interested in locating the names of their children, birth dates, spouses, etc. Thank you. Kathleen

Sharlet Sat, 10 Jan 1998
I would like to find information on Lola Starkey, nee Yearwood, who was living in Spring Valley in Dec. 1945. She was born in Mt. Vernon, IL. in Apr. 1890. In Nov. 1943 she was living in Peru, IL. What was her husbands name and did she have children?

Lucy Ann Moore Sun, 11 Jan 1998
Seeking information on Clemon Squire, George Squire, NAthan Squire and their father Josiah Squire. This family was in bureau County, possible Mineral Twp, in late 1830's. Some of this family was in the county until, at least early 1900's.

tmuggs@minn.net Fri, 23 Jan 1998
My gg grandparents, RASMUS & SENA (FISHER?) FREDERICKSEN, came from Sakskobing, Denmark around 1883. They were married in Bureau, Illinois in 1885. Sena died in Dec, 1908 in Bureau and I can not find anything about her death. Rasmus remarried EMMA _____ who died in 1920. Rasmus died in 1944. He, as well as his 2 sons, EINER and SOPHUS (Bill), worked for the railroad. I welcome any information about these people.

Justin Meierkord Sun, 25 Jan 1998
I am interested in any information anybody has on the STINSON or = WESTERVELT families from Bureau County. I am attempting to compile a = family book, and would love to have any information that you could = provide. The STINSON families came after 1845, most of them residing at = or near Buda or Wyanet. The WESTERVELT families came after 1854, coming = from New York and New Jersey to Buda and or Wyanet......Justin Meierkord

Betty Jane Wojdyla Mon, 26 Jan 1998
I am researching the Isaac and Rebecca (TRIPLETT) SPANGLER family and would appreciate any help with these members of that family: Sabilla SPANGLER bn. ca. 1834 md. David MONROSE...does anyone know whose David's parents were? Phoebe SPANGLER bn. ca. 1843 md. Joshua BROWN. Could he have been related to the Conrad BROWN family of Wyanet? And finally Sarah Ann SPANGLER bn. ca 1840 md. James BASOR and they had at least two children, Annie and Laura (BASOR) FERGUSON. Has anyone come across their names?

Nora Probasco Sat, 07 Feb 1998
I am interested in PROBASCO surname info, family trees and research. I am starting a central PROBASCO database to direct researchers to others who are researching their line. The PROBASCO's have been in Bureau County since the 1860's.

Mike Craven Sun, 8 Feb 1998
I am looking for information on the person by the name of James W. Craven. He died around 1902. He had a son (dont know if he was the only son) named Thomas E(I think) Craven. Thomas was born in 1892 and died in 1968. James death certificate, my dad (Bob, who is Thomas' only son), told me, is at the Princeton county court house. I am curious if it is there and what other information is on the James death certificate. ANy and all information would be appreciated.

Kathleen McLaughlin Thu, 12 Feb 1998
I am interested in communicating with researchers who have an interest in the KLOCK family that migrated from the Mohawk River Valley to Chautauqua Co., NY then to Sheffield, Bureau Co., IL in the early to mid 1800's.

Kathy Garcia Thu, 12 Feb 1998
Looking to find relatives of the following families. Thomas S EDWARDS was from NC he came to IL in the 1820's with his wife Elizabeth and several children. This group moved all over IL before Thomas S. and his sons, Francis Marion and Thomas S. settled in Brueau Co in the mid-1850's. Thomas S. also had one daughter who also settled for awhile in Bureau Co. Her name was Ellen Edwards and she was married to Austin LOVELAND. By the 1870's most of this group moved on to Iowa and scattered. Would like to find some lost cousin that might be able to help in taking this line back further. This line of EDWARDS is related to the following Bureau Co families: ROSS, GIBSON, MOSELEY, YEARNSHAW

Pat Jenkins Fri, 13 Feb 1998
I am seeking a record of the marriage of Oscar Harwick and Sarah Pierce who were married in Bureau county Illinois.Thanks Patricia Jenkins Box 35A Burden, Kansas 67019

Marita Brewer-Lee Sat, 14 Feb 1998
My great-grandmother was Amanda BURKE, Daughter of William and Amanda (FREDENBURG)BURKE. They came to Walnut, Bureau Co. Illinois from St. Lawrence Co. NY. in about 1855. Amanda Burke married Stephen BREWER in Bureau Co. 19 Jan. 1862. William BURKE died in Walnut, IL. between August 10th and September 10th 1891.Was there a local newspaper that would have an obituary?I do not know if his wife Amanda survived him. Need help.

Kathleen Sun, 15 Feb 1998
I am looking for details about this family, especially marriages, descendants, and burial locations: John Beekman KLOCK. Born on 8 Sep 1787. died ? 12 Oct 1860 in Sheffield, Bureau Co., IL. Occupation: Commissioner of Highways and Common Schools in Ellery, NY. On 3 Dec 1809 when John Beekman was 22, he married Margaret KLOCK, his cousin and daughter of Joseph G. KLOCK & Dorothy ZIMMERMAN, in or 3 Feb. Born on 1 Dec 1792. died on 1 Mar 1872. They had the following children, most, if not all, lived in Sheffield, IL: 2 i. Lucinda (1810-1881) 3 ii. Anna Eliza (Never married) (1811-1887) 4 iii. Dorothy (1813-1883) 5 iv. Son (1814-1815) 6 v. Aaron (1815-1864) 7 vi. Lovina (1817-1895) 8 vii. Oliver (1819-1889) 9 viii. Alexander (1821-1824) 10 ix. Son (1823-1823) 11 x. Gleason Fillmore (1823-1900) 12 xi. Mary Margaret (1826-1898) 13 xii. John Chandler (1828-1890) 14 xiii. Christiana Marie (1830-1914) 15 xiv. Caroline (1832-1906) 16 xv. Emmaline/Emeline (1834-) Thanks.

Marita Brewer-Lee Tue, 24 Feb 1998
Richard Brewer came to Bureau Co. in abt. 1841. The town of Walnut in Bureau Co. was first named Brewersville, he was the founder. His wife was Mary"Polly" Pyburn.I am a descendant of their son Stephen. My grandfather Leon Brewer(son of Stephen)was born in Walnut,Bureau Co. in 1867, he died in Topeka, Kansas in 1928. BR>

 Thora Thompson Fri, 27 Feb 1998
I am researching William James b. 9, Nov. 1809 in PA d. 5 April 1883 Malden, Bureau County, IL, Malden Cemetery,and his wife,Eliza Ann Maginnis b. 17 Aug. 1816 in VA. d. 5 Sept. 1888 also in Malden and buried in Malden Cemetery. They had 11 children: Jacob H.b. 1833 OH, Charles W.,b. 1835 OH, Sarah E.b 1838 OH, my gg grandfather, Harrison b. 1840 OH, John G b. 1846 OH, Albert M. b. 1849 OH, Margaret A b. 1854 OH, Hiram b. 1856 Ohio Twp, Bureau Co, IL, Rebecca Adeline b. 1859 IL, Miram b. 1859 IL & Wesley b 4, Oct 1861 IL. Thora Thompson, Tacoma, WA

Leann Brown Fri Feb 27 1998
I am looking for any information regarding the SCHONAU, especially Christina Cora SCHONAU, born in Lamoille, Bureau County, Illinois on 29-Mar-1865. Died 21-May-1937. Please contact me at leannbrown@hotmail.com. Thank you. or Michael W. Brown

Kathy Reynolds Sat, 28 Feb 1998
I am looking for information on the Charles DOTY family which settled at Ohio, Bureau Co., in abt 1871 or 1872. Charles DOTY's wife, Sylvia died in Ohio in 1877 and is buried in Union Cemetery. He married Mary Ann ALLEN in 1888. Charles and Sylvia had a daughter, Hannah Mabel DOTY who was b in 1875 in Ohio. She m Elias MCGINTY abt 1894.

Roxanne Mon, 2 Mar 1998
I am looking for the address to purchase the Name Index to Voter & Taxpayers of Bureau Co. -1877. Also, my grandfather came to Bureau Co. from France at age 20yrs. My father and myself along with brother's and sister's were born in Spring Valley, Il. Is it possible to get birth, death, or marriage certificates for those who are deceased? Any help would be appreciated.

Teresa Morgan Mon, 02 Mar 1998
Seeking information on James READY. Born in Virginia abt 1801, married in Carroll County, OH to Catharine TOPE on 21 Dec 1851. Settled in Bureau County, Illinois.

Marita Brewer-Lee Wed, 4 Mar 1998
My ancestor, Richard BREWER his wife Mary"Polly" PYBURN were in Walnut, Bureau Co. abt. 1841. Her mother, Mary (HARDIN) PYBURN was also there. Richard Brewer was my g-g grandfather,born in KY. in 1809,removed to Harrison Co. Indiana, then to Bureau Co. Illinois My g-g-grandparents, William and Amanda (FREDENBURG) BURKE came to Walnut, Bureau Co. Illinois from DeKalb, St. Lawrence Co. NY. in 1855. Their daughter, Amanda Burke, married Stephen Brewer in Bureau Co. 19 Jan. 1862.He was the son of Richard and Mary Brewer.

Steven K. Haught Tue, 10 Mar 1998
I am looking for anyone researching the Darius Mott family. They arrived in Bureau Co. @ 1875 and stayed there until 1879. Darius married Mary Daniels Aug 4, 1866 in Schuyler Co., IL. They were the parents of William, Ollie, (female), Emma/Minnie, Laurilla,(married V.E. Early), Bestie (married Henry Schmidt), Burt, Esther, (maried Samuel McGhghy), Wesley, Sadie, Alex, (married Carrie Wiseman), Melvin (married Ruth Harsin) and Della/Inez, (married Clifford Hain). Would love to correspond with anyone working on this family, Debbie

Marita Brewer-Lee Wed, 11 Mar 1998
William BURKE was born in Ireland abt. 1796. He came to NY. in 1825 and settled in DeKalb, St. Lawrence Co. He married Amanda FREDENBURG-SUTLIEF there about 1830. They removed to Walnut, Bureau Co. Illinois about 1855. William died there in Sept. 1891. They had children: James; John; William; Adeline; Ann: Amanda and may have been others. Seeking any family information. Thanks Marita Brewer-Lee.. MaritaDido@aol.com

Gary Radcliffe Wed, 11 Mar 1998
RADCLIFF, Daniel. Seeking information of any kind on Daniel RADCLIFF who died in Bureau County ca. 1873. He was a lawyer. Any descendants still there?

JGilkison Fri, 13 Mar 1998
DANCY/GRUENDYKE: In the Bureau County newspaper clippings its recorded that M. DANCY married ALVIN GRUENDYKE in August, 1876. Could anyone help me discover what the M. stands for in M.DANCY. Is it MARTHA or MARGARET DANCY? These were two daughters of NATHANIEL DANCY who lived in Bureau County in the 1870's. Be glad to share information. Thanx. Jim G.

Linda (Dick Lang) Sun, 15 Mar 1998
Seeking information on the family of Samuel B. PASSMORE b. 12/13/1827 Chester Co. The family moved to Bureau County May 22, 1855 and remained until 1870. Any information would be appreciated..

Connie in TN Mon, 16 Feb 1998
Searching for burial place of the following three persons:
1) John D. Catron d 15 Apr 1899 (was b 1868 in VA)
2) Kenneth Harvey Pettegrew (Pettigrew) (b. 8 Mar 1897) who d. 28 Aug 1899
3) Harvey Jesse Caldwell (b. VA about 1819), d. circa Jan-Mar 1902
They may all three be buried in the same cemetery. There probably was not money for a marker for #1 grave, but graves #2 & #3 were most likely marked.

Have letters from daughter of #3 postmarked Milo, IL and she speaks of visiting the graves often. The extended family lived in Milo, Castleton (Stark Co ?) Bradford, Lombardville.

Any assistance you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Patricia Reynolds Sun, 22 Mar 1998
I would like to hear from anyone researching the FAIRMAN name in Bureau, Lee or Whiteside Counties. My Erastus FAIRMAN b ca 1811 in PA was the son of Cyrel FAIRMAN and his wife Nancy WILKINSON. Erastus married Amy ? in Pennsylvania, they came through Iowa (Clinton Co) and he died probably either there or in Whiteside Co. Amy and the children were living in Bureau County in the 1850 census.

Diane Binge Kirkwood Tue, 24 Mar 1998
Seeking information about cemeteries in Neponset. GEORGE BINGE who was born in England and died in Bureau County in about 1870 is buried there. His will indicates that he lived in Brawley. The will was probated in Bureau County.

 I believe that Lucinda Parkins Binge, wife of George's nephew John is buried in the same plot with him. Any information or help would be greatly appreciated.

Diane Riner Berry Sat, 28 Mar 1998
Looking for family from Princeton,Bureau Co., Il. WOLFSBERGER, Clara Elizabeth(b9/1874) m. HOLMAN, John F (b.11/1848 d. 3/1943). Other family names include: ENYART, MOONEY, McNAUGHT.
I am looking for information regarding HOLMAN, MCNAUGHT, WOLFSBERGER. Most individiuals are buried in Mt Bloom Cemetery.

Tonynana Sun, 29 Mar 1998
I'm seeking information on the following surnames: Tompkins, Carroll, Hamrick & Sapp. All of them lived in the Wyanet, Sheffied, Bureau County areas during the 1800's and later. If you have any information, please e-mail

donarnam@ix.netcom.com Mon, 30 Mar 1998
Am searching for any information on Van Arnam or variant spellings of family name such as Van Arman, Van Orman. My Van Arnam ancestors migrated from New York to Canada and back to New York and then in early 1800s to Henry, Bureau, Lee and possibly Marshall Counties . Great Grandfather James Van Arnam with Wife Eliza, John, wife Chlo and family arrived 1839. Daman, Richard Van Arnam and others preceded. Van Arnams married to families named Berry, Moody, Brosius, Stiles, Lawrence, Ong, Robinson, Have had some luck in finding data in Lee and Bureau Counties. Problem is Van Arnams were often married more than once. Identify is further complicated by fathers, sons and cousins with same or similar given names. Any leads or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Jane Thu, 2 Apr 1998
seeking information on my ggg grandfather WILLIAM McCLURE and his family. He was born Isle of Man and died in Buda, IL (date unknown, but probably before 1900) and I think he is buried there, but where, I don't know. He married a woman with the last name of KERMODE, first name unknown. They had 5 children, all born Isle of Man: Ann (KEWLEY) McClure, Elizabeth (WALKINGTON) McClure - married John Franklin Walkington - February 14, 1834 - Isle of Man, Robena (COTTRELL) McClure, Sophia (KAIGHIN) McClure, and James McClure - born 1828. James McClure married Roseanne Elizabeth DUNBAR. John Franklin Walkington died August 11 or 14, 1900 and is buried in Princeville, IL. Any info will be appreciated.

John & Marsha Thompson Thu, 2 Apr 1998
Looking for the Family of my Grandmother Eva May Williams, born in Bureau County on August 07,1906. She married Jesse M.Crawford around 1928 and they had 3 sons,Kenneth b.1929,Charles b.1931 and Edward b,1934 (My Father) They moved to Webster County Kentucky around 1940 and she died there in Nov. 1947. There is no information on her death certificate about her parents and SHE lists her birthplace on Edward's birth certificate as Princeton,Illinois I would greatly appreciate any information that might link me to her Parents or other relatives of hers.

Sean Hall Fri, 3 Apr 1998
JULIAN family - from Berlin, Bureau, Illinois Isaac <1817>, Elizabeth <1817>, Westley R. (October 1838), Rebecca D <1840>, George <1844>, John <1846>, Mary Elizabeth <1848>
If you have info on this family, please email, thanks!

Phil & Wilene Smith Wed, 8 Apr 1998
The 1850 Bureau Co., Illinois, census shows a William Jefferson CALDWELL, age 12, born Illinois, living with the family of Jeremiah and Catherine McKINNEY (household #271), both age 54, both born Kentucky, their 6 children, ages 17-30, plus Absalom WALKER, age 34, born Illinois, and his 4 children, ages 6-11. We believe this William Jefferson CALDWELL to be the son of James CALDWELL who lived somewhere in Illinois from the 1830s to about 1850-1855, then moved to Greene County / Webster County, Missouri. James' first wife died, and he remarried in Webster Co., MO, in 1856, then died in 1860. His probate file names William Jefferson and stated that he lived in "Burou" [?] County, Illinois, but we've not located him in the 1860 Illinois census. We do not know why William Jefferson was left behind when his father went to Missouri. Family tradition says that William Jefferson CALDWELL went to California and was never heard from again. Of course, this could also mean that he either stayed in Illinois, or went most anywhere, and was never heard from again. If anyone has any clues to William Jefferson CALDWELL's life after 1850, we'd love to hear from you.

Linnea Travis Miller Wed, 08 Apr 1998
Seeking information on ancestors & descendants of Jacob MILLER b 15 June 1835 in Annville, Lebanon Co, PA and died 4 March 1903 in Princeton, Bureau Co, IL. His sister, Mrs. Lizzie WOLFERSBERGER also was a resident of Princeton and died abt June 1902.
Other siblings in PA included Mrs. Christian Bachman (previously married to a Gasser) of Annville PA and J. Frank Miller of Berrysburg, Dauphin Co, PA. Any information on these families would be greatly appreciated!

MaritaDido Thu, 9 Apr 1998
William BURKE married Amanda FREDENBURG-SUTTLIEF in St Lawrence Co. NY. in abt. 1830. They were in Walnut, Bureau Co. Illinois by 1855. Their children married into the JANES, McNITT,& BREWER families that I know of, and there were others. William BURKE died in Walnut in Sept. 1891, I have not found a death date for Amanda. William and Amanda (Fredenburg) BURKE came to Walnut, Bureau County Illinois from De Kalb, St. Lawrence County New York before 1855. They had daughters Adeline, married Andrew McNITT, Amanda, married Stephen BREWER, Ann C., no information. Their sons were James, married Francina JANES, Joseph, to South Dakota, John and William, died young, buried in the Walnut Cemetery. William Burke Sr.died in Walnut, Illinois in September 1891, age abt. 96. Seeking information on this family.

Jim and Judy Wheeler Thu, 09 Apr 1998
Seeking information about ROBERT JONES who was living in Sheffield, Bureau County circa 1863. Also the MATTHEW JONES family circa 1870.

Mary D. McCauley Sat, 11 Apr 1998
Seeking information on any and all McCAULEYs and allied families (below) in Bureau Co., IL. Several members of this Catholic family, from the Marion, Washington or Nelson Co., KY area, moved to Bureau and Marshall Co. after 1900. I have a fair bit of information and would be delighted to share as I find more "cousins." Some town names I have seen often are Tiskilwa, Henry and Princeton.

 Some related surnames include CARRICO, BICKETT, NEVITT, JOHNSON, GORMAN, BOWLER, BUMPHREY and LUNDBERG.

"Jennie Soder Sat, 11 Apr 1998
Looking for information/family members of the SCOFIELD, STERNS, WHITIKER(sp?), and ELSTON lines. The STERNS were in Bureau Co. around 1850. My great-great grandmother was Lydia Jane STERNS. She married Andrew Jesse SCOFIELD. I believe the WHITIKER and ELSTON lines are related.

Martha Adkisson Tue, 14 Apr 1998
I am trying to help my mother find her first cousin Arnoldine Ballard (married name, if any, unknown). She was/is the daughter of Thomas C. & Evalyn (BRADY) BALLARD. She was born circa 1915 and had two brothers William & Dwight Ballard. My mother has put ads in the Bureau newspapers to try and find her but have never received any response. Do you have any suggestions?

Larry Peterson Wed, 15 Apr 1998
Looking for information about my aunt Verona VAN PAUL. Her father Edmond Van Paul died in Jan. 1918 and she was taken in by a family named VERBECK/VERBECKE (not sure of the spelling) possibly living in Tishkilwa. Her sister, Minnette, is my mother. My mother lost contact with her because she moved in with an aunt (Minnie Safe) in Rock Island. There grandfather was B. Olson FREED, who lived in Geneseo when he joined the IL Volunteers in 1861. I believe that the VERBECKE family were railroad workers. I don't know if she was adopted by the VERBECKE'S or not and I don't know if she married. If anyone can assist me with finding information about my aunt Verona VAN PAUL would be greatly appreciated.

Gene Hudson Thu, 16 Apr 1998
ENOCH SAFFER BORN 1810 HARRISON CO. INDIANA OR VIRGINIA. MARRIED ALMEDA GIDDING ON THE 5TH OF NOV.IN 1829 IN HARRISON CO. INDIANA. ENOCH SAFFER DIED IN BUREAU CO. ILLINOIS. ALMEDA GIDDING WAS BORN IN 1815 IN HARRISON CO. INDIANA. THEY HAD EIGHT CHLIDREN, 4 BOYS AND 4 GIRLS. THEY ARE: 1. LEVI BORN IN 1831 IN HARRISON CO. IND.; 2. LOUISA BORN IN 1836 IN HARRISON CO. IND; 3. CHARLES BORN IN 1838 IN HARRISON CO. IND; 4. JOHN BORN 1840 IN HARRISON CO. IND.; 5. EMELUAY BORN 1842 IN HARRISON CO. IND.;6. SARAH BORN 1844 IN HARRISON CO. IND.;7. RHODA JANE BORN 1847 IN HARRISON CO. IND.;8. ELIJAH BORN 1849 IN HARRISON CO. IND. THEIR CHILDREN WERE RAISED IN BUREAU CO. ILLINOIS. ANY INFORMATION WELL BE HELPFUL.

Chris & Linda Fri, 17 Apr 1998
George Washington Kellogg was born on 1 Aug 1864 in Ill (possibly Bureau 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.
We are trying to find the names of his parents. We do not have a birth record. Any information is appreciated.

Less Niemi Sat, 18 Apr 1998
HOGEBOOM - Arriving Bureau Co. in 1855: Noah John, John Noah, Hiland H., Anna, Elvira, Fanny, James, Lillie, Minnie, Sarah Maria, Wittley

DOW - Arriving Bureau Co. in 1847: Whitcher, Benjamin, Abigale, Chancy, Ed, Elizabeth,Emeline (McKENZIE), Emily (McKENZIE), Emma, Eunice (BUMP), Fannie, Glee, Lydia (BROWN), Mary, Pleasant, Sarah (JONES), Susan, Thomas, William, Zilla (SHERE)

Andrew Mitchell Mon, 20 Apr 1998
My wife was going through some old papers from a great-aunt, who had passed away reciently, and stumbled across some old letters dated 1862-1864. These letters are from a Lt. Linton addressed to his wife, Caroline. Some were mailed to her in Bureau Co. and some in La Salle Co.

 I have traced Lt. Linton to the 57th Illinois Regiment, Company B. In one of his letters he refers to a Dr. Zearing. Dr. Zearing is listed in the Adjutant General's Regimental History of the 57th. But nowhere in the document does it mention Lt. Linton. Do you know of an existing company roster?

Glen Gallagher Thu, 23 Apr 1998
I am looking for information on the family of Florence James GALLAGHER who lived in Bureau County between approximately 1855 and 1876. He was born in Ireland around 1829. His family moved to Champaign County, IL in 1876. The principal thing I'm interested is any fact which may provide help in determining where he came from in Ireland. His wife was Bridget (RILEY) GALLAGHER, also born in Ireland.

Jim and Judy Wheeler Sat, 25 Apr 1998
Seeking information about Robert and/or Matthew JONES who lived in Sheffield, Bureau Co., Ill. in the mid to late 1860's.

Katherine Wells Tue, 5 May 1998
WEBB - MARTIN
Looking for information on Josesph Webb b 8/6/1847, CAN m: 8/6/1871, Walnut, Bureau, IL,Hannah M. Martin b 2/17/1849, Leeper, Bureau, IL. Would like to know also who Hannah's family was.

Martha Adkisson Sun, 3 May 1998
I'm looking for anyone connected with James Edward & Mary Regina (CROSS) BALLARD. They moved to Bureau County, IL from Nelson Co, KY probably in the early 1900's with their 11 children. James Edward was born Sep 18, 1866 in KY and died 1927 in Bureau Co, IL. Mary Regina was born 18 Feb 1868 in KY and died 1947 in Bureau Co, IL. James & Mary had 13 children. I have information on all of their children. I am also interested in any information on Charles E. BALLARD b. 1868 d. 1968 (?IL) who is the brother of James Edward BALLARD. Will share information.

Virginia Perry Thu, 14 May 1998
Searching for information on Edna M. Kitterman, daughter of Henry Kitterman and Estella Howard. Edna married Benjamin Ioder in Bureau county in 1909. Any help would be appreciated.

 Searching for the burial place of Elizabeth Enlow Kitterman, wife of Henry T. Kitterman, who died in Bureau County about May 1843. Any clue would be appreciated.

Virginia Perry Thu, 14 May 1998
Searching for James H. Clark and Mary Ann Fortune who were married in Bureau county, Il. Jan. 1841. They had a daughter Sarah who died in 1849. Any clues would be appreciated.

patprom Fri, 1 May 1998
I am looking for Mary MILES who was born in Malden, Bureau County in 1856. Also her husband George PALMER, and their daughter Mabel who married H.H.PATTON. Mary's sister Annetta MILES supposedly lived in LaMoille and was married to a GOHUN, first name unknown. If anyone knows of any other MILES family members I would appreciate the help. Mary and Annetta's mother's maiden name was Sarah BAUMGARDNER.

James D. Moon Fri, 15 May 1998
Looking for information on a THOMAS MOON b. 1813 in England m. ANN HOXBY also from England. They came to U.S. in 1831. Son of Thomas: JOHN MOON b. Mar. 5, 1853 in Bureau Co. m. DORA McNEELEY of ILL. hey had three children: JAMES O., LOTTIE M. and JOHN CLARENCE MOON. Any information on this line would be appreciated.

M. Hall Fri, 15 May 1998
I am trying to locate information and descendants on the following family that lived in Princeton, Bureau Co., Ill. around 1847.
William CLEVELAND b Aug. 22, 1817, Oneida County, NY
Spouse: Delight PALMER
Children: Clark Bennett CLEVELAND b May 16, 1847, Princeton, Bureau Co., Ill William CLEVELAND Lewis CLEVELAND John CLEVELAND Sarah CLEVELAND Mary Elizabeth CLEVELAND I believe the family moved to California sometime in the 1850's, and may have spent time in Iowa along the way. Please email me if you have information or questions regarding this family. I have additional information on the family after they moved to California.

Robmay6297@aol.com Sun, 17 May 1998
MAY/HASSLER. I am looking for information on the MAY and HASSLER family from Princeton. Charles Ernst MAY (b. 24 Aug 1878 in Bureau; d. 15 May 1912, Bureau County) married Caroline HASSLER (b. 11 Oct 1882 in Ladd; d. 13 Jun 1980 in Princeton). I have researched both lines back to the 1700s and visited some of the birthplaces in Germany this past year. Charles and Caroline moved to McClure County in Ohio sometime before 1908. I am interested in the reasons and if Charles died there or in Princeton.

Robmay6297@aol.com Sun, 17 May 1998
SCHAEFER. Looking for anyone working on the SHAEFER family. Caspar Schaefer was born in Voccawind Germany 17 Jul 1845 and married Barbara BECK b. 22 Aug 1848, New Wurtemberg Germany. Their daughter Mary Adeline was my grandmother and lived on a farm outside Princeton until her death in 1968. I have visited Voccawind this past year and have information regarding Caspar's birth as well as visiting the Church he was baptized. Willing to provide information to anyone via GEDCOM file or copies and eager to add to my data.

Robmay6297@aol.com Sun, 17 May 1998
LANGE. I am looking for information regarding the LANGE family in Princeton, Dover, and surrounding area. William John Henry LANGE (b. 17 Feb 1874, possibly in Chicago; d. 17 Feb 1939 in Princeton) married Mary Adeline SCHAEFER (b. 28 Jan 1879 in Selby Township; d. 26 Dec 1968). I have that William John Henry LANGE's father was John Joseph LANGE (b. 25 Sep 1838 in Germany; d. 30 Oct 1929 in Selby Township) married to Helene S. KRUEGER (b. 4 Oct 1845; d. 13 Apr 1899).


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