Queries 2004

Surnames Query Contact Date Posted
Westphall Looking for any information on a John Ellis Westphall b. 5 Sep 1896? in Hebron, McHenry, Illinois. Also his Family if possible. Marshel 12-28-04
Haight, Holdridge I am looking for information on my g-g grandfather, Allen Ranford Haight, born in McHenry, Illinois 2 May 1842.

I believe
his parents were Norman Haight and Lucinda Holdridge, both born in N.Y.

The first information I can find on Allen R. Hai
ght is the 1870 census which has him living Iowa.
Wayne 12-28-04
Clark Hi. I have been searching for descendants of Zadock & Polly Clark my gr gr grandparents.

I have the family in the 1850 -
1860 Alden, McHenry Il Census.

The 1850 census lists 6 child
ren: Norman A. b. VT
Harriet, b. VT
Truman b. IL
Nelson b. IL

Alma, b. IL
Zenas E. b. IL
In 1860 Census lists:
Agustus (I beleive to be Norman)
Edison (I kno
w is my gr. grandfather Zenas
Zadock was born in Chittenden C
o., Milton Twp., VT. and moved to IL in the later part of 1939 or early 1940.

In 1870 I find Polly, Nelson and Zenas E. a
nd in 1880 I find Polly and son Norman

I am looking for any
information the would help find living family and place of death. Hope someone can help. 
Linda 12-23-04
Clark Looking for anyone researching the Clark families of Fabius, Onondaga Co, New York, who moved to McHenry Township, McHenry Co, Illinois (near Ringwood) in the late 1840s: Chester, William, Josephus Clark, and perhaps others. Stephen 12-19-04
Andrews Please help. As a military buff, I recently came into posession of a yearbook from a U.S. Army field artillery brigade, from 1941.

The owner had been a Corporal Colin J. Andrews. I h
ave reason to believe that Colin died in or about the city of Woodstock, in 1979.

It is my great desire to place this yea
rbook into the hands of those who should have it--Corporal Andrews' heirs. However, short of calling all Andrews in the phone book, I have no idea of how to contact those people. Does anyone have any ideas?
Gavin 12-07-04
Luehring, Luhring, Luring I have an unusual request. I am in contact with a German family wishing information on this last name. Of a family of 9, 3 children died, 3 remained in Germany and 3 came to America: Johann Heinrich Dietrich Wilhelm
     Born 12-22-1800 (??)   

     Came to USA 1845 Dietrich Heinrich
     Came to USA 1843 Dietrich Heinrich
  Born 3-10-1814
     Came to USA 1838
All are from the Husum
area. This gentleman had some information on the Luhring family that is where the German family is now wishing for information.

Unfortunately after doing more research, I see he has
passed away. Too bad these people could not have contacted sooner. Luhring - Luehring Author: Earl Armbrust Date: 12 Mar 1999 12:00 PM GMT Surnames: Luhring, Luehring Classification: Query I have data connecting HcHenry Co., IL Luhring to Ripley, Co., IN. I am related to the Ripley County Luhring linking to them in Husum, Kreis Nienburg, Hannover, Germany. I am also researching other Luhring-Luehring in Illinois, Iowa and anywhere else that I can find them.

Any help with an Luhring
would be helpful. Thanks so much.
Georgia 12-03-04
Duffey, Dyer, Judge, Kelley, McMahon, Riley, Mt Barrens Church, North Barrens Church, Little Church in the Woods Looking for decedents from relatives buried at Mt. Thabor Cemetery in Dorr Township. Owen and Catherine Dyer are my gggrandparents. Or any history of the Mt. Thabor Church, North Barrens Church or Little Church in the Woods that use to stand where cross is in Mt. Thabor Cemetery. Dyer 11-15-04
Bloomquist, Hecht On my grand aunt's death certificate, it states that she is laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Woodstock, IL. I have been unable to locate an address or phone number for the cemetery. Any information on this cemetery would be most appreciated. Margot 11-15-04
Schaefer Looking for the name of cemetery that a George and Anna Schaefer are laid to rest -- George 1977 and Anna 1971

All I have
to go on is they lived in area called Sunnyside right on the lake....Was laid to rest in a Catholic cemetery.... Please, if anyone has the info, EMAIL me !!
Dena 11-15-04
Nickerson, Pratt Looking for information on Stephen Nickerson who lived in Coral, McHenry County from 1860 - 1880. Son: Alvarado, Daughters: Rosa and Florence

Stephen originated in New York living in
Chautauqua County, Niagara County and born in Tompkins County. He was the son of Stephen Nickerson and Hannah Pratt (daughter of Jeremiah Pratt and Jennett Pratt)
Lenore 11-15-04
Behnke, Strock William T. Strock married Luella Behnke 5 Nov 1932 in Hebron, IL. A son, Robert William Strock was born 16 Jul 1933. Is there a divorce record for William and Luella? Did Robert William die as a infant or child? Robert 11-03-04
Spencer Frank William SPENCER was born in Illnois per marriage license to an Abner and Lydia and lived in McHenry County in 1850 (per census) and they moved by 1860. I am tring to find a connection to them or anyone else. I am Franks great grand daughter. They were Lutheran Barbara 11-03-04
Drew I am looking for more detailed information on the Drew family (Levi, Daniel Ferris & Hiram) from New York that settled in McHenry County in the towns of Hartland, Coral, Greenwood, Hebron and Richmond. Gary 10-09-04
Anderson, Coleman Am looking for info on my grandfather Frank Adolphus Anderson b 10 May 1881 in Marengo, McHenry, IL. His father was Charles A. Anderson b abt 1845 and mother Margaret Coleman b 21 May 1844. Corrinne 10-09-04
Bellows, Crofts I am trying to find death dates and burial sites for Betsey CROFTS and Nancy BELLOWS. They were living together in Marengo in the 1860 census. They were both elderly. They are not in the 1870 census, so I am assuming they both died between 1860 and 1870. Nancy's son and daughter are living together in the 1870 census so I do not believe either of these ladies left the state. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you Donna 10-09-04
Hoffmeyer, Trebes I am looking for information on Henry Conrad Hoffmeyer born 3-17-1871 died 3-3-1945. Married 8-12-1896 Martha Trebes born 9-21-1876 died 8-9-1946. They had 4 children, Walter, Florence, Bertha and Glen. I know by the census that they lived in Woodstock, Il from 1910 - 1920. If anyone has information regarding the Hoffmeyer's please email me. Denise 10-09-04
Buckner, Dutcher, Goodman, Mabee, Maybee, Rogers Phebe Buckner, b 22 Oct 1823, Vienna Canada: dau of Charles Buckner. Moved to Solon, McHenry Co IL, 1839. In 1841, McHenry Co: married Truman Dutcher: located on 1850 census Richmond, McHenry Co: Truman age 30 b NY
Phebe age 28 b Can
Mary E age
6 b IL
Alice age3 b IL
Francis male age1 B IL
Emma age 4-12
Buckner-Emily J age 14 B Can
Holcomb Lymon age 14 B NY (
By 1853 she had relocated to Iroquois Co IL where
her youngest child, Corrina, was born 15 May 1851-52. Later in 1854 she married Franklin Mabee-Maybee: he perished in Civil War and she remarried Edgar Rogers.

Phebe passed away at
the home of her daughter, Corrina Dutcher Goodman 27 Feb 1901 Watseka. Iroquois Co IL
'D' 09-25-04
Galvin Looking for any information dealing with the Galvin families of Harvard, IL.  Jeremiah, Paul and Burley Galvin are of greatest interest. Frances 09-25-04
Lawson, Morris, Sherman My grandmother, Lola Bell Morris, had family that was left behind after her mother remarried. I am trying to find out what happened to the 3 sisters: Etta May Morris who married Charles E. Sherman; both living in McHenry, McHenry Co. at the time of marriage in 1899.

The other girls name were Linda, Nina
and a brother, John Morris. I think Charles & Etta had one son named Floyd Sherman who married Hazel Mae Lawson. Any information about the Morris family or decendants would be grately appreciated. Thanks
Lee 09-25-04
Griswold, Manuel, Young I am looking for any information on father, Chandler MANUEL, who may have died in McHenry Co., between 1850 and 1880; sons: David, Hirman, Leonard, Warren, Hugh, George MANUEL, a daughter Mary Manuel. Chandler's wife is Betsy (Young) MANUEL.

dditionally, Chandler and Betsy children had children born in and - or around this area. I understand that David and George married two ladies by the surname of GRISWOLD, a Laura and a Lucy. I have some data on their descendants.
John 09-25-04
Jackson, James, Janes, Jaynes I am seeking the marriage record of Daniel Jackson and Mary James (or Janes, Jaynes, etc). They were wed on 20 May 1874 in McHenry County. I would like to get the marriage record on this, if possible, but even the information off it will help so I can order it! Thank you for your time and efforts! Terri 09-25-04
Chapman, James I wondered if anyone has the McHenry County Cemetery book for Morengo Cemetery. Looking for Henry R. and Addie O. (James) Chapman and Lolia James - I would like a hard copy. Jane 09-25-04
Krohn Trying to find information on the Krohn family that lived in Alden and McHenry townships. My great-greatgrandparents Carl and Fredrica Krohn were buried at the Ringwood Cemetery they had, all together, 12 childern: Nellie, Charles, August, Will, Katie, Caroline, Frank, Emma, Fred, MaryBell, Arthur and Walter. Tiffany 09-25-04
Abernathy, Klevin, Luepke, Schuett, Stroup I am looking for ANY info on these families.

The Stroup line
I am looking for is any relation to a Patricia, Richard, Herbert, Alberta (Abernathy), or Sue Stroup.

Schuett line is an
yone related to a Roy Carl Schuett, Donald G., Albert, Or Diane.

Luepke is any relation to a Renata (Luepke)Schuett.

rnathy is Alberta (Abernathy)Stroup. Most of these will be from around the Harvard-Alden area.

Also any info on Kleven fr
om Woodstock. My brother-in-law is Paul Kleven. Again any info would be very helpful.
Heather 09-25-04
Flood Looking for info on an Owen Flood who had a son James Flood. James is 7 on 1870 census for McHenry Co. Want to know about James. Bob 09-25-04
Sias, Turner Looking for any ties to Cyrus Turner, whose daughter, Martha Jane Turner, married Archilaus Sias in June of 1848, had two children and then moved to California. Archilaus was born in Danville, VT and Martha Jane was born in NY. Any clues would be appreciated!! Ann 09-04-04
Field, Greenleaf Looking for any info on Sydnie A. Greenleaf, husband of Ethel Field. Born in New Jersey about 1875. Married Ethel about 1900 in Woodstock. Had a daughter, Adelaide, born in 1906 Steve 09-04-04
Edson, Epstein, Rapsport I am looking for information on either Louis Edson (surname may have been changed from Epstein to Edson) or his wife Sarah Rapsport? Marcia 09-04-04
Burget-Burgett Thomas Burgett and family were in Hebron, McHenry County in the 1850 census. His wife's first name was Christina. I would like to find her maiden name and any information on this family. Carole 08-29-04
Patterson John Patterson; b. April 10, 1800 in County Armaugh, Ireland; imm. to America 1846. John died April 26, 1886. Wife: Sarah; children and approx. birth years: Mary Jane (1843)
Hugh (184
James (1839)
Thomas (1837)
John (1835)
Sarah (b. USA, 1848
Family lived in Chemung, McHenry County.
Rea 08-15-04
Page I am researching the English roots of William (b. 1826) & Jane (b.1825) PAGE. They appear in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 US Census on a farm in McHenry Township. Their children were:
nklin (b.~1849)
Ella (b.~1855)
Alvis (b.~1859 d. before 1870)

Emma (b. ~1860)
Nettie (b.~1862)
Charles (b.~1865)
Cora (b.~
William & Frank are listed in the 1877 Directory as far
mers, Sec 33. Also, Joseph PAGE (b.~1782) is listed in 1860, born in England. Information on where these individuals are buried, or where in England they might have come from would be very welcome.
Marlou 08-08-04
Westerman Seeking the obituary of Goldie WESTERMAN who died March 1974. Last residing at Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois. James 08-08-04
Moore My great great grandparents, Patrick and Ellen Moore moved to Harvard about 1848 and built a log cabin on an "Island". I would like to try to locate the island.

I would also like a c
opy of the obiturary of Ellen Moore in the Harvard Herald dated 12-2-48. 5 members of the Moore family are buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Marengo and I would like to locate information on them. They are listed as in dwelling # 78 n the 1850 Census; I would like to try to find the location of that dwelling. Does 708 Dewey Street still exist?
Nancy 07-30-04
Howard, Leedle I am trying to find any information on Walter Clarence Leedle (born: 1887, married: 1908). And, Michael Howard (died: 1918). Both from McHenry County (Harvard ?)

Any information on t
hem or the family line would be greatly appreciated.

Thank y
Janine 07-30-04
Ellis, Horn, Welch Alvin Horn, born 1875 in IL, worked for years as a RR Switchman at Harvard. I want to contact his children or grandchildren. One of Alvin's kids was Frank Horn, born about 1919. Can you get me an email address of any of the Horn family in Harvard who would be interested in swapping family info?

Our comm
on ancestor is Charles ELLIS, born 1801. Charles had a dau Caroline Ellis, born 1821, who married Levi Welch. Levi & Caroline had dau Emma Welch who married a Mr Horn, and who had son Alvin Horn, of Harvard IL.

I descend from Charles Ellis's s
on Charles W Ellis, b 1824. This Charles W had son Joseph Ellis, b 1854, who had son John H Ellis, b 1880, who was my grandfather. If Frank Horn (b 1919) had kids, they would be my 4th cousins. ~ Thanks
John 07-30-04
Barrett, Doten, Stephens Elizabeth (Betsey) Doten m. 1)Samuel Stephens 2)--?--Barrett. She was b. 1797 Plymouth MA, d. 03 May 1878 Woodstock, McHenry Co., IL as Elizabeth or Betsey Barrett. Her parents were reportedly Joseph Doten and Elizabeth Allen. Need proof of parentage either primary or secondary. (i.e., death record, county history, ????) Pat 07-30-04
Knapp, Krapp SSI says a Leo H. Knapp last residence was Wonder Lake, stating he died in Sept 1973. He was born Feb 26, 1900 according to the SSI. Can anyone check the death records of this county for this man's parents names and where he is buried. I have been searching years for a long lost uncle, Leo Herman Krapp (note different spelling) who was born Feb 22, 1900. Helen 07-30-04
Fillmore I am looking for information about the family of Hiram G. FILLMORE, born abt 1804-1805 New York. He is listed in the 1850-70 census in McHenry County IL. I believe he is listed in Erie Co. NY 1840 and Cattaraugus Co. NY 1830.

His children were
Henry b. abt 1829, Huey b. abt 1830, Caroline abt 1833, Walter b. abt 1847 and possibly Hiram b. about 1857.
Pat 07-10-04
Rector I am looking for information on the George RECTOR family who moved to Alden, Illinois in Mc Henry County in the mid 1840's from Schendectacy County, New York.

George and his wife, Ma
rtha are buried in the Alden Cemetary. They had 11 children, some born in New York and some in Alden. These children were William Henry, Sarah Jane. Edwin, Sherman, Frederick, Amos, Emma, Alice, Theodore, Mary and Esther Ann.

William Henry, Ed
win and Sherman fought in the Civil War for the Illinois Volunteers in Company C. I have their pension papers.

Theodore w
as my husband's grandfather but have found little information on the rest of the children. Any help would be appreciated.
Carol 07-10-04
Bigelow, Truax, Wilcox I am trying to find James Martin WILCOX, son of Bert and Hesper(BIGELOW) Wilcox of McHenry Co. around 1890-1910. He may have died as a teenager...Grandparents of James were Homer and Eleanor (TRUAX) Wilcox, also of McHenry Co. as of 1860's. Any help with any Wilcox family member of this Illinois county would be appreciated. Suzanne 07-03-04
Ackley, Allison Looking for any information regarding the ALLISON family living in McHenry Co IL about 1845-6. They are on the 1850 Census.

William and Rebbecca ALLISON w-children:
Allison, William
7 Believe that they also had
a daughter Deborah that married S. H. Ackley and lived in Walworth County, WI.
The family was from Steuben Co., NY. Thank
Jayne 07-03-04
Forby John Forby was living in Harvard, McHenry County when he applied for a Civil War Pension in 1893. I think he and his wife Margaret are buried in Harvard.

Any help would be appreciate
d. Thank you.
George 07-03-04
Hengels, Kiesgen, Roehl Looking for info on Elizabeth Kiesgen and Nicholas Hengels married @St. John the Baptist Church 1876 in MCHenry. Also from Miller Settlement in McHenry County. Heinrich Kiesgen (Elizabeths' father's name) came from Alsace Lorraine. Nicholas Hengels came from Mauel, Germany. Son of Johan Hengels and Margaretha Roehl. Nicholas and Elizabeth are buried at Montrose Cemetery in Chicago IL. Thank You. Ramona 07-03-04
Kaul My ancestor, Louis KAUL, is listed in the 1900 census as living in the McHenry County Home in Hartland Township. He supposedly died in 1901or 1902, but no one knows where he was buried. Was their a cemetery associated with the McHenry County Home? If so, whom could I contact to see if a Louis Kaul is buried there? Thank you in advance for any help that can be provided. Judy 06-03-04
Batt, Kamp, Kania Does anyone have any information on Dorothy Kanka KANIA, Kenneth Kania or Fredric BATT? We are trying to learn about these families for KAMP-KANIA Family Tree Author 06-03-04
Jackson I am looking for any information on Jacob JACKSON and family who settled in the Spring Grove area in 1836 or 1837 and filed for two land grants in 1843. Many family members died in the smallpox outbreak in 1839. Jacob died about 1864 - probably in Burton Township. His son William and grandson Wm. Andrew moved to Bremer Co. IA sometime in mid to late 1800's. Terrence 05-29-04
Plaunty, Walters Ellen B. WALTERS married Julius PLAUNTY in October of 1865 in McHenry Co. She was staying with an aunt and uncle, William and Nancy Ross. Any info appreciated. Jack 05-29-04
Gates, Phillips Am looking for ANY information on Stephen GATES, b. abt 1844 in Kenosha Co, WI. He is the son of John and Rachel GATES.

tephen was living with his sister and brother in law, Melissa and Volney B PHILLIPS in Hebron, McHenry Co, IL in 1860. After that he enlisted in the 36th Illinois Infantry in Company H as a private. He was a Corporal when he mustered out at the end of the Civil War. After that he disappears. Does anyone know where he went? Did he marry? Did he have children? Where is he buried?

Would like to have contact with any descendan
Janice 05-23-04
Brush, Gates I am looking for information on Nelson GATES, b. 1846 in Kenosha Co., WI, d. 1911 in Hebron, McHenry Co., IL.Nelson was the son of John Gates and his wife Rachel. Nelson was in the Civil war in 95th IL US Infantry, Company D. He was mustered out at the end of the war, and on the 18th of May 1871, he married Melissa BRUSH.

In the 1880 Census in Hebron IL, he has t
wo children Walter N. and Frank M Gates. Walter died in 1894 at about 22 years of age. Frank lived to be the ripe old age of 85. Did Walter marry before he died? If so, who? Who did Frank marry and did he have kids?

Did Nelson and Melissa have
any other children? I need birth and death dates for both Nelson and Melissa. All I have at this point are the birth and death years from their tombstones. (They are buried in the Linn-Hebron Cemetery.) I have not been able to find Nelson in the 1900 or 1910 census records. Where were they?

Would love
to hear from any descendants.
Janice 05-23-04
Dawson, Stewart, Wheeler I am seeking information on WHEELER'S who lived in McHenry County. The people I am seeking information about are Noyes & Priscilla (Stewart) Wheeler or their son Charles G. Wheeler.

Noyes was born 17 Dec 1772 in Stonington, Connecticut. His wife Priscilla was born 20 May 1778 also in Stonington. Their son, Charles, was born 23 May 1804 in Vermont. I believe that they all lived in New York and Upper Canada for a time.

last information I have on Noyes and Priscilla was when Noyes purchased land in McHenry County in 1849. Charles purchased land at the same time. Charles and his wife Mary (Dawson) Wheeler had four children: Mary Ann b. 14 Sept 1839 in Upper Canada, Isaac b. Dec 1840 also in Upper Canada, Jane b. 1845 in New York, and Mark b. Feb. 1852 in Illinois.

I know that Cha
rles and Mary were living in Algonquin, Illinois in 1862 when Isaac enlisted for the Civil War. I am seeking information about any other children born to Noyes and Priscilla. I am also interested in finding out where and when they died. If so, I would love to share information. Thank you for any help that you can provide.
Marlys 05-23-04
Craighead, Ronning I am researching my maternal family line, and need help with my RONNING and CRAIGHEAD families. Peter RONNING,b.15 May 1851 in Norway, married Watson Divina CRAIGHEAD, b. 30 March 1854 in Ill. They married on 24 Dec 1871 in Chicago, Cook, Ill. Watson's parents were James Crockett and Elizabeth(or Judith) West CRAIGHEAD. Peter and Watson had four children. Gertrude Elizabeth b. 1873(my gr grandmother), William James b. 1875, Ellen b. 1877 and Charles Arthur b. 1879. I would appreciate help with finding Peter RONNING's parents and anything about his children. Thank you. Lynn

Andrews, Dole, Durant, Fellows, Keller, McDole George W. ANDREWS and his wife, Rachel DOLE-McDOLE Andrews are listed in the McHenry County census records in 1860-1870 and 1880. They had three children, Charlotte or Lottie b. about 1845, married a KELLER, had at least one daughter, Clara, b. Abt 1867; Orson Edgar, b. Sept 1846-47, married Margaret DURANT; and John, b. Nov 1850, married Emma J. FELLOWS, had an adopted daughter, Ethel, b. Sept. 1888. I am looking for the death dates and burial locations for George (b. 1818 in VT, d. aft 1880) and Rachel (b. 1821, NY, d. aft 1880). I would also like to correspond with anyone who has information on Charlotte and John. Cindy 05-23-04
Bridgman - Bridgeman, Carnes, Sweeney Who are the parents of Philip BRIDGMAN-BRIDGEMAN b. 1796 probably DE or MD? Married Sarah CARNES b 1804 MD in 1818. Do not know where married. Son, William BRIDGMAN, married Ellen SWEENEY in Pike Co. IL in 1853 but she was reportedly from McDonough Co. They had 14 children who moved from OH to various places in IL. Lena 05-07-04
Bess, Bridgman - Bridgeman Who are the parents of William BRIDGMAN-BRIDGEMAN b. 1816 IL or TN, married Indiana (Anna ) BESS b. 1815 IL 1834 Coles County IL. He was a minister and moved about in IL. Lena 05-07-04
Witmus I'm researching the WITMUS family and thought they might have some ties to Harvard, McHenry County around the 1870's or so. Do you have any information? Thank you. Buddy 04-23-04
Swain Researching the SWAIN family of McHenry County. Willing to share information and welcome contact. Roger 04-22-04
Freund I am researching the Charles TRAUB and Anna PEDERSON Family - They had the following children - Anna b 1896
Bert b 1899
bert 1900
Frances 1902
Clarence 1905
Violet 1907
Tessie 1908
Lawrence 1910
Mable 1913
They were all born in Hurtley, McHen
ry, IL and then moved in Canada... I am interested in Cemetery records or Obits... if anyone is researching this family...
Debbe 04-14-04
Freund I'm trying to find any information on my paternal Grandfather's family. His name was Richard W. FREUND. He was born on March 29, 1914 in McHenry County. I know nothing about his parents or brothers and sisters, other than I thought one of his sisters names was Aletta. I haven't given very much information, I know, but I'd appreciate any help or information anyone can give. Susanne 04-13-04
Wagner (Wagener, Wagoner), Meyer (Myer) I am looking for more information on Barbara WAGNER and Peter MEYER. According to St. John the Baptist Church, Johnsburg, McHenry County, they were married 20 February 1868.

In those
church records there are listings for other Wagners including marriage, confirmation, baptism and death records but I have not been able to make connections.

According to other vita
l records at least two of their children were born in Illinois before they moved to Mitchell County, Iowa where they remained. Any information on their parents or siblings would be appreciated.
Sue 04-13-04
Lester, Pettit Looking for the Lesters and the family of Silas Smith PETTIT, who married Caroline LESTER, had son Charles E. Pettit abt. 1850 in Ringwood, McHenry Co. Timothy and Sarah Weed Lester moved to Marengo in the 1840's with their 6 children, Caroline, Brainard, Joseph, Edwin, James F. and Charles. Melanie 04-08-04
Birnasson, Huehl, Struck Looking for info on the HUEHL family living in Huntley, IL, in the early 1900's. Specifically, Fred HUEHL and Mary BIRNASSON, of St. James, MN, with a daughter Maria Emma Huehl, b. 1888 and married to Fred STRUCK in 1908. Have information on family line forward to WARD family of Elgin, IL. Dan 04-08-04
Friend, Petingale, Pettingell, Pettingill Hello, I'm looking for any information about the families of George S. PETINGALE or PETTINGELL (or Pettingill? born c. 1840) and-or Clara FRIEND (born c. 1849). George was born in Stowe, Lamoille, Vermont, and Clara was born in Vermont or Illinois. I know that George lived in Riley, McHenry County in 1860 with the Fent (or Kent?) family. They had a son named Ernest, born in 1872. They probably had ties to Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Stowe, Vermont. I think George's father may have died in Marengo Co. I sincerely would appreciate any help with marriage or birth records for any of these people (including Addie or Belle Pettingill), but I'm especially interested in locating Clara's parents. Corinne 04-08-04
Olson Does anyone have access to obituaries in Crystal Lake or Lakewood, in McHenry County, Illinois? I am looking for obit. for Hilma OLSON died Feb. 1982 either in Crystal Lake or Lakewood. She was born 8 Jul 1886 in Sweden.

I am especially intere
sted to know if she had a son, Lester Olson, and where he lived at the time of his mother's death. Also any other descendants that may be mentioned. I would also like to know where Hilma and her son, Lester Olson, are buried. Thanks.
Dora 04-08-04
Greenburg, Koltz, Witt Need information on Johann (John) KOLTZ and Marie (Mary) WITT, lived in Germany, then moved to Alden about 1873.

They had
a son John Jr who married Lena H. GREENBURG. John and Lena were married 18 April 1891 in McHenry County don't know the town.
Cindy 03-25-04
Davis, Peck, McMillen I am looking for information on the parents and siblings of Stella DAVIS, b. June 1877 in McHenry co. and died sometime after 1924. In 1897, she married Guy C. PECK, b. 1868 in McHenry Co. Stella and Guy had 4 children that I know of, Florence B., b. 1898, Ernest H., b. 1899, May, b. 1902, Bessie, b. 1902.

Guy and Stella separated or divorced between 1902 & 1910.
By 1910, Guy is living in Cleveland, near family. Stella later went to work as a housekeeper according to the 1920 census, for Henry McMILLEN, b. 1882. Henry McMILLEN's wife Bessie PECK, 1884-1918, died at the age of 34, leaving 6 children behind, which is probably when Stella went to work for the family. Bessie and Guy (Stella's husband) were cousins. In 1924, Stella married Henry McMILLEN. I would like to find out who Stella DAVIS' parents and siblings were. I did have the name William for her father, but that information hasn't been confirmed.
Joyce 03-23-04
Chinn I have been looking for the burial sit of Leander W. CHINN & Anna CHINN. I was told that they were in Chemung Cemetery, McHenry County. Thank's. Robert 03-16-04
Hass, Krause Fred HASS from WI married Wilhelmine KRAUSE on 26 May 1896 in McHenry Co, IL. Would appreciate any knowledge regarding them. Jane 03-11-04
Broadley, Burnell I am looking for any information the Henry BROADLEY family who farmed in the Township of Burton, McHenry County in the mid 1800's. Henry's first wife was Mary BURNELL and second wife was Elizabeth. Children were: William H., John, Mary Jane, Ann, and Ruth. William H. continued to farm in Burton Town past 1880. Dale 03-11-04
Loban, Lobban, Maeck, Meack Thomas LOBAN (Lobban) and Mary Loban resided in McHenry Co. Any information beyond the following census data would be most appreciated. Mary is listed as "Aunt" in the household of Reuben Maeck in the 1880 Census, Coral Township Dist 134. Any information regarding any of the MAECK (MEACK) family would also be appreciated. Thomas was residing for unknown period in Marengo Township beginning around 1839-40. By 1870 he was in Iowa. Lawrence 03-11-04
Roser I'm looking for any information: birth record, parents names, etc. on a Otto ROSER born in Hebron in McHenry Co on June 27, 1888. Also if there are any city or county directories that might list people living in that area with the last name Roser. This man is my Grandfather. Also if there is a marriage record for Otto as I have him on a census in 1930 listed as divorced - he was then living in WI. He died in Sept of 1938 so my mother was only 4 and we are trying to make some family connection to this man.

Other Roser names we found on some fu
neral plans for Otto are Earl Roser, Elmer Roser, and a Leslie Roser. Thank you any information you can find would be very helpful or if you have any helpful ideas as to how I might find information on this individual that would be most appreciated.
Debbie 03-11-04
Johnson I am trying to find a James JOHNSON who is buried in the Union Cemetery at Union in Coral Township. He is supposed to be a Confederate veteran, but I have been unable to find any information on him. I am hoping maybe there will be something from the cemetery, ie his tombstone, etc. Please contact me and Thanks. Gale 02-23-04
Daskam, Floyd John DASKAM and Jane FLOYD are recorded as being married in McHenry Co IL on 23 Sep 1851. As DASKAM-DASCOMB(E) family historian I would like to see if there is any information on these people as they do not fit anywhere in my over 3000 individuals in my DASKAM data file. I can only assume that Jane FLOYD is a precious marriage partner to one of the several John's that lived in IL (whom I have identified) but that their marriage was forgotten by their own families. Perhaps she died soon after their marriage leaving no children. I would like to find a death or cemetery record for her or information of other FLOYDs in the area . Of course, any information defining John DASKAM would also be helpful. Thanks so much for taking time to read this. I will share any information that would help others. Thank you! Dorothy 02-16-04
Hopp I decided to post a query on this, my father's birthday... My grandfather, Oscar HOPP, had 3 brothers - Victor, William and Rupert. As far as I know, William married but never had any children. Rupert, who lived in McHenry itself, married late in life and again, never had any children (I remember visiting his home as a child in the late 1950's). But Victor, had children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and probably now great great grand children!! Victor and his wife, Charlotte, had two sons and a daughter, Marie, William and Victor. Marie married and had two sons, Bob & Frank Duffy; William married and had a son, William and Victor married and had 3 sons, Victor, Robert and Russell. I met Bob Duffy in the mid 80's when visiting his mom, Marie. I also met Victor and his son, 'Ter' during this same visit... I would love to get in contact with the descendents of this Hopp family!  I have SO MUCH information to share! Jeannette 02-15-04
Albrecht, Euler I am looking for descendants of Mildred ALBRECHT (nee EULER). She was the daughter of Adam Euler, Chicago,Ill. She has a sister named Pearl. I am a cousin from St. Louis, Mo. doing family history research. My grandfathers name was Jacob Euler. He and his brother Adam  were raised in St. Clair Co. Ill. Adam moved to Chicago, and contact was lost. Not even sure what his wife's name was, although I have their wedding picture, and two pictures of Mildred and Pearl on a pony. Please respond. Maria 02-15-04
Hunt, Stiles I am looking for information on my great grandfather, Frank (or Franklin) Manly HUNT. He was born about 1857-59 in Indiana or Iowa. I have information that places him in Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois about 1865. His parents may be Amblin Wyman Hunt and Elizabeth STILES. If anyone has any information, I would greatly appreciate it. Kelly 02-13-04
Alcock According to family tradition, my g-g-grandparents, John and Hannah ALCOCK, died within a few days of each other in McHenry, IL, in 1844. They supposedly were buried in the "McHenry" cemetery. Their children all returned to Michigan to live with relatives. Have not been able to find any more information. Would anyone have any idea where in McHenry they could have been buried? Was there an epidemic of some kind during this time, that may have killed both? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Nancy 01-31-04
Vesper Could you tell me how to contact anyone in Harvard for a lookup?

I would like to find the obituaries for Walter VESPER d.
Jan 1984 and his wife, Marguerite d. May 1977 both listed in the SSDI as last residence in Harvard. I am trying to find any of their descendants.

I would appreciate any help you can
give me.
Tom 01-31-04
Bengtsson Andersson Hi, my name is Lars Wingemark and I live in Sweden. I am looking for some family that emigrated to USA. I wonder if anyone living nearby Spring Grove can help me. I am looking for two sisters that left Sweden in the early part of 1900 traveling to Spring Grove, Illinois. Ingrid Elizabeth BENGTSSON (born 1895 in Sweden) was unwed. Frida Bengtsson (born 1881 in Sweden) left Sweden before sister Ingrid. Frida married an ANDERSSON in U.S.A. and lived in Spring Grove Illinois. Grateful for all help. Lars 01-31-04
Behling - Bahling My name is Richard Behling from Plymouth, MN. I am researching my grandfathers birthplace, believed to be Alden, Il, also mother and fathers names. Father was Heinrich BEHLING or BAHLING, mother unknown. Carl William Behling was born 15 May 1883 (may have been 15 Aug 1883) his death cert. reads born in Alden IL, he died in an industrial accident 26 Oct 1943. Could one of you kind folks please do a look up on my grandfather? I'm in no hurry, whenever and whatever can be found on him and his mother would be very much appreciated. I do not need birth certs or documentation, just names and dates please. Email response would be very satisfactory. Thank you, Richard 01-25-04
Genoa Junction - Rockefeller IL I just came across a post card mailed in Sept. 1909 from Genoa Junction and addressed to a Rockefeller Ill. I was wondering if such a place was there and where it was located or who to contact to find out Ernie 01-25-04




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