Query Archive 1998 - 2003
|Drynan, Forrest||Looking for info on Forrest and Drynan families who bought land in McHenry Twp Illinois between 1830-1850. Some are buried in Oakland Cemetery.||Keith||07-23-03|
|Buehler, Peters, tress||BUEHLER John (Johann Heinrich) Buehler (grocer and judge) in Crystal Lake, McHenry, Illinois. Born 5 June 1851 Dormborn, Germany.... Who were his parents? Died 13 Feb 1927, Crystal Lake, McHenry, Illinois. Married Christine Peters 5 Sept 1875 Where? She was born 6 July 1858, Petershagan, Vonpommern, Germany. Parents Carl Johan Fredrick Peters and Wilhelmine Regine tress. Where were they born, married, etc? She died 25 June 1920. Where were John Buehler and Christine Peters Buehler buried? Cemetery name?||Susanne||07-23-03|
|Carpenter, Nash, Reymore, Reymour, Subbert, Theide, Thiede||Searching NASH, CARPENTER, REYMORE-REYMOUR in Chemung area.
Searching THEIDE-THIEDE SUBBERG in Maringo area.
|Blake, Schroeder||I am researching desc. of John Joseph Blake and Marie Catherine Schroeder who came to the U.S. from Germany in 1842. Sons were John Adam Blake, Philip Blake, Mathias Blake, and John Peter Blake. Interested to hear from other researchers this family.||Ellen||07-23-03|
|Dehmlow, Schwemm||I'm searching for the descendents of Joseph and Julie SCHWEMM. Their son William Schwemm lived in Crystal Lake. His wife was Sophie Dehmlow||Pattie||07-23-03|
|Hrdlicka||HRDLICKA: I am searching for anyone with that last name. My Grandfather was Albert Henry Hrdlicka. His father was John Hrdlicka. They came from Czechoslovakia. Thank||Bonita||07-23-03|
|Fite, Vogt||Any info on FITE families - same on VOGT||Don||07-23-03|
|Bryant, Kimball||I'm looking for information on the James Bryant family and in particular Almeda Kimball-age 15, who lived with the Bryant family in 1850 according to the census. I thought she might be living with that family but expected to find a different surname for Almeda (Kimball).||Nancy
|Conner, Devitt, Madden||I am researching my great great grandfather, Philip Devitt and his wife Julia Conner. Their son, and my great grandfather, Philip H. Devitt was born in Woodstock, IL 5-10-1844. They were Roman Catholic and born in Ireland. They also had a daughter named Mary Ann who died before the age of 20. Philip H. Devitt married Maria Madden in Woodstock, IL Jan. 28, 1869. Maria Madden's parents were born in Ireland and died shortly after their children were born in Pennsylvania. Any help would be appreciated.||Rosemary||07-23-03|
|Harmon, Herman||I'm looking for my great grandparents. Fred Harmon and his wife Mary. They had 3 children. Their names are Linda, Vicky and Eugene(Herman). I would appreciate any information you can provide on the family. I really need to know Mary's maiden name. I know that Linda and Vicky were born in Marengo, IL.||Fred||05-01-03|
|Lent, Van, Woodburn||I'm looking for information on David P Woodburn and his family. He was born in 1838 in PA and moved to McHenry county thereafter. The 1880 McHenry County census lists him with his wife and 5 children.
Also, I'm looking for information on David's wife, Lucy, Marian, or Lucinda Lent or Van Lent. She was born in PA. The 1880 census lists a Mariah Woodburn. I'm guessing this is an error and should have been Marian. David, in later years ran a store w a shoe repair in the back of the store. He is said in earlier days to have built many barns in McHenry County.
|Edson, Weaver||I am looking for information regarding May EDSON (born Feb. 20, 1848). She married my gg grandfather Henry Forbush WEAVER on Oct. 2, 1865 in Ringwood, Illinois. They did not stay in Illinois long - I believe they moved to New York within months of the marriage. I would appreciate any information||Stephanie||08-22-98|
|Fink, Schenk, Schutt, Stroede, Vollman||I have in my possession an old photo album. The inscription on the inside cover is -- Emma, Christmas, 1896. There are several photos left in the album and they were taken in Harvard, IL. Some pictures are labeled with these surnames StrOEDE, SCHUTT, SCHENK, FINK, VOLLMAN. There are three tintypes in album. Are these your family surnames? Is anyone interested in this album? I picked up at the Kane County Flea Market. Please contact me via return e-mail. Thanks.||Susan||08-19-98|
|McCollum, Rorer||Want to contact anyone who has a copy of the Prairie Pioneers of Illinois and would be willing to copy some pages for us. Or someone who could tell us where to get a copy ourselves. please contact myself or Jack Wilford at firstname.lastname@example.org We are both descendents of William McCollum who pioneered in McHenry County. I am also a descendent of Leonard George Rorer who married Samantha McCollum also pioneers in McHenry County.||David||08-11-98|
|Brown, Deneen, Edwards, Johnson,Kiltz, Robinson, Skinner, Wheeler||Maggie||08-09-98|
|Linden, Surma||Is anyone researching the following names.My ggf. sister, femaleWEBER Married a male LINDEN. They had a farm somewhere in McHenry. They had a daughter , Susie, who married a man named SURMA who was also a farmer Any help would be appreciated||Helen||08-09-98|
|Chase, Davey, Gourlay, Loney, Lonie, McLean, Northrup, Sheffield, Stowell||Researching the following McHenry co., IL families. George Washington DAVEY, born 1806, married Sybil STOWELL in NY. George died 1853, Sybil in 1855 in McHenry Co, leaving underage children. Known children: Marit, Sybil Alphine, Milton, Warren, Walden, Windsor Scoville, Walter Menzo, Celestia, Cleantha, Malcomb Monroe, Electa Adel married Frank CHASE, and Winslow Deforest, all born between 1876 and 1848 in NY, PA, OH, and WI. Researching Amaziah NORTHRUP, born April 1795 NY, married 1st Achsa SHEFFIELD and 2nd Thedia SHEFFIELD in Chester, Geauga co., OH. This family was in Hebron,McHenry County in 1850. Known children: Sardis who married Barbara LONIE; Ursula married Henry W. MCLEAN; Hilen; Lewis; Arminda married Wheelock W. Porter; Mary I.; Manly-Morley; and Alonzo, all born between 1827 and 1849 in Geauga co., OH. Researching the LONIE-LONEY family of McHenry Co., John LONIE born 1796 Ceres, Scotland, married Catharine GOURLAY, son Thomas Lonie was in Burton, McHenry Co., IL in 1850 census and is buried at English Prairie Cemetery. Son, James born 1823 resided in Wheatland, Kenosha Co. and 1856-1860, buried English Prairie Cemetery; Daughter Barbara, born 1829 married Sardis NORTHRUP in McHenry Co., IL. Any help would be appreciated
Looking for ancestors or siblings of Mary A. and Hiram D. SKINNER. Mary A. SKINNER (believe b. in Ontario Co., NY) m. William B. ROBINSON b. 1826 in Livingston CO.,NY. Their children were: Elva m. Alfred EDWARDS; James E. m. Mary E. JOHNSON; Wesley; William; Lydia A. b. abt 1846 m. Alonzo DENEEN; Sarah b. abt. 1849 m. A. WHEELER; and Nellie b. 1865 m. Mr. KILTZ. Hiram D. SKINNER b. 1818 in Ontario Co., NY m. Mary A. brOWN. Believe Mary may be half Cherokee Indian b. 1824 in Mount Morris, Livingston Co., NY. Believe she had a brother D. W. brown who later lived in Crystal Falls, Iron Co., Michigan with possibly two daugters, Katie and Aggie. About 1860, the Skinner and Robinsons settled in McHenry Co., IL.
|Flatley, Hagerty, Reeds, White||A man from McHenry, Illinois came up to me at my grandmother's funeral in 1956 in Joliet, Illinois and said that he was my grandmother's cousin. He owned a Lincoln-Mercury dealership in McHenry. Any clues?||Charlene||07-23-98|
|Richards||I need information on Friedrich William RICHARDS my great grandfather who came to the US in 1849 via Canada and changed his name to Richards. He was born in Hanover, Germany in 1830 and died Jan 26,1904 in McHenry Co, Ill. he had approx 20 children 10 by two wives. If anyone out there can help me I'd really appreiate it as I am not real sure of the orginal spelling of his name. thank you||Carol||07-17-98|
|Alm, Anderson, Bork, Dittbenner, Heuer, Lundgren, Motz, Voas, Voss||Looking for information on the HEUER, LUNDGREN, ALM, BORK families who lived in McHenry Co in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Carl LUNDGREN, m. Hedwig ALM Children: 1. Bernard Carl, b. Apr 25, 1896, m. Olga Ida Caroline BORK. 2. Robert Victor 3. Elmer 4. Cena 5. Gerda August BORK, b. Jan 15, 1865 Germany, m. Augusta MOTZ, b. May 22, 1862 Germany. (August's father was Otto) and (Augusta's parents were William & Minnie) Children: 1. Olga Ida Caroline, b. Jul 26, 1896 Woodstock, IL, m. Bernard Carl LUNDGREN 2. Herman 3. Albert 4. Mary, m. Art ANDERSON 5. Rose, m. Pete VOAS-VOSS 6. Annie, m. August DITTBENNER Stacy C. HEUER, b. 1913, m. Dorothy E. LUNDGREN, b. 1918. Any information would be greatly appreciated!||Carol L||07-15-98|
|Apel, Bartlett, Fuller, Johnson, Jones, Madison, Young||NOYES JONES B 1808 Berlin, Renselear Co NY m Susan MADISON 1832 IN MASS? CH: born Renselear Co NY , Henry m Kathryn Kerns, Noel died around 12 yrs in NY, Arvilla m Addison JOHNSON then Alfred JOHNSON, Harrison probably ma died CW in Murphessboro TENN served with bro Calivn* b 1843 NY m Hannah YOUNG 5 July 1869 Butler Ia,Jennie m Fred APEL Cystal Lake ILL, buried Oak Park, ILL., Charles E m Betsey BARTLETT may have been oldest child, and Lucy m William FULLER. HAVE data will share I am from Calvin JONES and Hannah.||Susi P||07-11-98|
|Heath, Hungerford||Searching for information on Joel HEATH and his wife Margaret HUNGERFORD. Joel was born 4-2-1796 in Tyringham MA and died 4-9-1857 in Riley, McHenry Co., IL.||Pat||07-09-98|
|Tulley, Tully||Looking for information on TULLEY-TULLY family living in McHenry Co in 1850s||Vickey||07-07-98|
|Bartlett, Haskin||Alice Theodosa BARTLETT married Charles Henry Bedfor HASKIN Dec. 25, 1872 in McHenry Illinois. I am searching for Alice's parents William and Adeline Durand.||Carol||07-04-98|
|Beardsley, Lanphear, Wallace||BEARDSLEY and LANPHEAR Am looking for information on these two families. Cynthia Betsy BEARDSLEY married Darius Jesse LANPHEAR 18 Sep 1836 in Kane Co., Il. They lived in Crystal Lake and are burried there. One of their grandchildren, Sarah LANPHEAR, was raised by Columbus WALLACE and his wife Hannah BEARDSLEY. Any information would be of great help. Thank you.||Linda L.||06-30-98|
|Clinin, Clinnin||Currently searching for information about my wife's faternal great grandfather Mr. David W. CLININ. (Spelling of last name may be CLINNIN.) Date of birth 10-18-1868 in Huntley Illinois, Died 09-19-1923 in Marengo, Illinois. Wife's name was Nellie. Don't have wife's maiden name. Two known children born-- one boy, David Jr. and one girl, Gladys. If possible would like to get death certificate, birth certificate and marriage certificate. Can you help us in our search? Any assistance you can provide is greatly appreciated..||Robert
|Anona, Mead, Prosser, Shephard||Levi Shephard and Elizabeth Mead, daughter of Charles and Phebe Mead, married 1-1-1849 in McHenry County, Illinois. Levi was father of Albert (father of my grandmother) Loa. Albert died 5-16-1932; his wife Hester Anne Prosser died 11-15-1926, both in Portland, Oregon. Children of Albert and Hester:Loa Anona, b 4-9-1876, Spring Valley, MN., died 2-5-64, Everett, Washington Harry, b 7-2-1879 George, b 11-19-1880 Vide, b 9-13-1884 Dell, b 9-28-1886 Midge, b 11-8-1889 Frank, b 5-8-1891 - Frank resided at 5329 100th St SE, Portland in 1932 Florence, b 5-8-1897 Am searching information on SHEPHARD-MEAD||Mickey H.||06-28-98|
|Brott, Fosdick, Francisco, Hoege, Ingalls, Overocker, Richardson, Whitlock||Seeking information on the Francisco and Richardson families who lived in McHenry and Greenwood townships from 1843 to 1868. Allied families: Hoege, Whitlock, Overocker, brott, Ingalls, Fosdick.||Larry C.||06-25-98|
|McCollum, Rorer||Would like to be contacted by anyone researching the Rorer or McCollum families. I am a direct descendent of Leonard George Rorer and William McCollum who pioneered in McHenry County Illinois and have quite a lot of material on those families.||David||06-22-98|
|Blume, Doolittle, McClure, Watrous||Darwin Cyrus DOOLITTLE b. 1824 resided at Woodstock, McHenry Co, IL. He was a physician by profession. Married Eliza WAtrOUS in 1848. Children were William Herbert Doolittle, m. Carrie D. BLUME, Darwin b. 1853, Lizzie M. b. 1857 & d. 19 Maar 1877. Darwin DOOLITTLE's mother was Sarah MCCLURE of broome County, NY||Louise||06-21-98|
|Kenyon, Kinyon||What are the name(s) and locations of cemeteries in McHenry County, especially those in Chemung Township, that were in use in 1850? My great-great grandfather, Israel Kenyon (Kinyon) died in McHenry County in 1850. I am not sure of the location of his death or burial, but his son and family were listed in the 1850 census living in Chemung||Kenneth D.||06-17-98|
|Kinyon, Russell||I am looking for ancestors of William Henry Kinyon, Sr. who lived in Chemung (McHenry County) in the 1840s with his wife Irena Russell. I am also looking for the burial site of Israel Kinyon (Kenyon) who died in McHenry County in 1850. What cemeteries were located in the Chemung area at that time? Both Kinyons came from New York State.||Kenneth D.||06-10-98|
|Morrill||Seeking information on the family of Ezra and Elizabeth MORRILL who lived in Huntley Station, McHenry Illinois from approx. 1850 to 1855.||Linda||05-24-98|
|Brown, Colby||Researching COLBY family in Woodstock, IL. The 1910 Federal Census lists that they were living in Woodstock, unknown address. Nahum Oscar COLBY, b. 29 Jul 1859, Pana, Christian County, IL, d. 27 Aug 1916, Kenosha, WI. m. Ida Francis brOWN, b. 16 Jul 1860, Assumption, Christian County, IL, d. 5 Jan 1945, Kenosha, WI. Three children living with them: Maude L. COLBY, b. Feb 1892 Gladys P. COLBY, b. Dec 1893 Adeline A. COLBY, b. Mar 1896 Any infromation would be appreciated||Robert C||05-22-98|
|Lampson||Searching for bio-vitals-probate-church (Congregational Church) or other records for: Riley Lampson William C Lampson George Riley Lampson who lived in Dunham twp, Harvard area.||Pat||05-18-98|
|Johnstone, Warner||I am looking for any information regarding Emma WARNER, b.1875 in Crystal Lake, Illinois. She married John James JOHNSTONE, b.1870 in Crystal Lake, Illinois.||Robyn||05-17-98|
|Beardsley, Lanphear||I am searching for BEARDSLEY and LANPHEAR. My father was born in Crystal Lake in 1896, son of Lewis LANPHEAR. He was raised by his Aunt Cynthia Adelia BEARDSLEY||Ruth L.||05-17-98|
|Buckley, Forristall, Moore, Smith||I am seeking information on the following family, and their descendants: James H. BUCKLEY, b: 10 NOV 1835, Monroe, NY; d: 03 NOV 1923, Carson, Pottawattamie, IA; m: abt 1859 to Mary E. SMITH at Woodstock. McHenry, IL. Mary E. SMITH b: 20 OCT 1843, IL; d: 17 SEP 1888, Oakland, IA. They had the following children: Charles Alexis BUCKLEY; William BUCKLEY; Walter BUCKLEY; Clarence BUCKLEY; Kate BUCKLEY m: MOORE; Wilhemina Elizabeth BUCKLEY m: Clarence Wilbert FORRISTALL; James A. BUCKLEY; Stilman N. BUCKLEY; Edeson BUCKLEY; Jesse BUCKLEY. Any information on the BUCKLEY or SMITH families would be greatly appreciated.||Pamela||05-16-98|
|Davies, Davis||Looking for help with cemetery tombstone in Harmony, McHenry County, IL ... Seeking grave of Lewis James DAVIES (may say DAVIS) died Feb 1882 of Typhoid Fever. According to death certificate was buried in Harmony. Can anyone help me as to which cemetery he is buried. I will be traveling to Chicago and thought I would rent a car to come see the grave.||Bonita||05-15-98|
|Guse||Looking for other descendants of Caroline Abraham Guse who came to Marengo from Naseband, HinterPommern about 1873.||Sue||05-14-98|
|McFadden||Researching Fred Canute MCFADDEN, born 1887 in Chicago. Worked at Stetter Wall Paper Mills in Crystal Lake in 1936 and died in Crystal Lake in 1971. Any info would be greatly appreciated.||Paulette||05-12-98|
|Phillip, Reinoehl, Rider, Seiler, Siler||SEILER, Daniel, son, PHILLIP SILER, REINOEHL, Catherine, cemetery information, Daniel , Phillip and brother in-laws RIDER served in the 30th Illinois Vol Civil War. Thanks||Janice||05-12-98|
|Blakesley||Seeking ancestry of Amasa Blakesley, who was living in McHenry County, Illinois in 1846. According to census records, he was born in New York in the 1820's. Any help will be greatly appreciated!||William||05-10-98|
|Clark, West||Seeking information on WILBUR W CLARK and SUSAN ELIZABETH WEST, married 10-15-1874 in Sharon Wi, giving addresses as Harvard IL. Any confirmation of address, census information, other family information appreciated.||Ron||05-09-98|
|Yepson||I am searching for any information on Yepson family.Iunderstand the lived in the town of Marengo. Would appreciate any information||Vicki||05-08-98|
|Hanania, Mueller, Potts||Looking for any records related to Walbert Corliss MUELLER HANANIA, born 9-18-23 in Afton, Iowa; Died 12-24-47 in Woodstock, Illinois. Mother was Hazel POTTS, Father was Robert Mueller. Walbert married George Hanannia on 10-26-46. Any information would be appreciated||Ann||05-08-98|
|Gunsaullus||Searching for any information on the following Vern GUNSAULLUS (10-16-1897-3-28-1997) or Lillian GUNSAULLUS (maiden name unknown) (5-14-1900 - 5-1987) both died in Mc Henry, Mc Henry Co., IL Anyone researching the GUNSAULLUS name - I'd love to hear from you! Thanks||Wilda||05-07-98|
|Deu, Oeffling, Palmer, Pru||Looking for Lloyd OEFFLING and Darlene PALMER both born abt 1920's in IL.||Joanne||05-06-98|
|Butts, Dickson, Emery, Lashbrook, Miller, Nowak, Quigley, Shufelt, White||Looking for descendants of the following: Richard and Ann LASHBROOK, died McHenry County in 1880's. Mary LASHBROOK (daughter of above) and Peter DICKSON. He is buried in McHenry, she is buried where?? Jacob DICKSON and Caroline MILLER, he is son of Mary and Peter. They are both buried McHenry County. Mary E. DICKSON and EMERY F. NOWAK, she is daughter of Jacob and Caroline. Betsey DICKSON and Silas BUTTS, she is daughter of Mary and Peter. James BUTTS and Hattie E. SHUFELT, he is son of Betsey and Silas. Daniel QUIGLEY and Anna BUTTS, she is daughter of Betsey and Silas. Frank WHITE and Martha DICKSON, she is daughter of Mary and Peter. Richard and Ann Lashbrook had 12 children that survived. I have a lot of info, willing to share.
New research information as of 5⁄1⁄2016:
Submitted by ">Paul F. Heaton
I am writing to you in the hopes that you can help to pass along some information to one of the local McHenry County residents who was using your genealogy site at one point (back in 1998).
I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and came across an original insurance policy issued by Franklin Life in 1896, insuring the life of Jacob Dickson, and naming his wife, Caroline Dickson, as beneficiary, from Harvard, Illinois, in McHenry County. As you may know, Franklin Life was a Springfield insurance company that eventually was swallowed up by AIG.
There is a curious disconnect between the date of birth listed in the insurance application for the applicant and insured, Jacob Dickson (birth date listed as April 9, 1838), and the age of the insured listed twice in the policy (39 years old). The policy was issued on November 18, 1896, which makes it impossible for a 39-year old insured in 1896 to have been born in 1838. A 39-year old applicant in 1896 would have been born in 1857; conversely, someone born in 1838 would have been 58 years old by 1896 (not 39 years old).
I ran Jacob Dickson's name through the web, and came across your McHenry County genealogy site. There is a “query” from one of your users (Carol) seeking information about Jacob Dickson and his wife, Caroline Miller, from McHenry County, during the late 1800's. These names suggest the strong possibility that the query from Carol is about the individuals listed in the insurance policy in my possession, notwithstanding the mystery surrounding the mistaken date of birth and age listed in the policy. (By the way, my working theory is that the insurance agent who sold the policy may have mistakenly listed the age and date of birth of the spouse (Caroline), who was the beneficiary, rather than listing the date of the insured and applicant (Jacob). Then, as now, insurance agents sometimes made mistakes completing applications, although that would have been a particularly egregious mistake for someone to make when completing an insurance policy.
My corresponding theory is that the agent (listed as G.P. Eaunick) was new to the business, as only a rookie would make such a mistake. If my theory is correct, that would mean that our Caroline Dickson (nee Miller) was born on 4⁄9⁄1838.) I thought the person using your site might be intrigued by the preceding information, as well as the information that follows, if you can pass it along to them. Since they were seeking information about descendants, the following information in the insurance application might be of interest:
Jacob Dickson was a farmer
Jacob's father died at the age of 65 due to injuries sustained in a mining accident (according the genealogy inquiry below his father would have been Peter Dickson)
Jacob's mother died at the age of 78, due to rheumatism (??)
Jacob still had two living brothers at the time of the 1896 insurance application, ages 55 and 48 (if Jacob was actually 58 years old in 1896, this places him in the correct age range with his brothers)
Jacob still had two living sisters in 1896, ages 54 and 42
Jacob had 2 deceased brothers who died at the ages of 18 and 24, “died in the army.” (Someone born in in the 1830's could have served in the Civil War, or possibly the Mexican-American War, or even both wars.)
Jacob had not lost any sisters, so there were a total of two sisters in his family.
Jacob's grandparents were all dead by 1896; he had no information about his father's parents, but he reported that both of his maternal grandparents had lived to the age of 90, and then died of “old age.”
Jacob listed his good friend George Diggins as a personal reference.
Jacob was not a heavy drinker in 1896, but confessed to having hit the bottle a little too often until fairly recently (discovering temperance three years earlier, in 1893)
Jacob's doctor at the time was Dr. Mucos.
Click here to view Jacob S. and Caroline Dickson gravestone photo as shown in the Cemetery Photographs topic.
|Algonquin, Bratzler, Frey, Pflaum, Schadt||The mentioned families settled in Algonquin in the 1850's and 1860's. I am trying to trace all of their descendants. Their ancestors all originated in Unteroewisheim, Baden. I have their ancestry developed back to the 1500's if anyone is interested. Please contact me if you have information. I would be happy to share all that I have developed to date. Thanks||Robert||05-03-98|
|Maxwell, Weger||I am looking for my grandfathers brother, Clarence E. MAXWELL b:May 28,1882 Isabella County and died November 11,1933 in Woodstock, McHenry County. Clarence was married to Dorothy Eva WEGER. Their children: Viva, Florence, Richard and Eugene||Linda||04-30-98|
|Smith||Seeking info on farm land acquired by my GGF John Cooper Smith in Marengo, IL. He purchased this in the 1850s - after he dug enuf gold in the gold rush in CA. His wife was Bethia and they had several children. Thanks.||Pat||04-30-98|
|Lueder, Teyler||My family names are TEYLER and LUEDERS. William Lueders immigrated to Huntley with his family in about 1862, from Prussia. He married Wilhelmine (Minnie) Teyler in about 1879 in Genoa and they lated settled in Canby, Mn. Henry Teyler, a first cousin three times removed, also lived in Marengo until about 1982. I'd love information about any of these and especially contact from a living relative.||Jan||04-30-98|
|Bosay, Charles, Dorsey, Foster, Kearny, Thomas, Whittle||I am trying to locate information about CHARLES ALLEN. Charles was born in New York and moved to McHenry County, Illinois, eventually ending up in Crystal Lake. Charles was married to bridget Dorsey (or Dorcy and aka Kearny)on December 20, 1864. He had eight children: Nellie, born about 1866 in Wisconsin, married ??? Ovens John, born July 23, 1868, died June 23, 1931, married Mary Ellen (Mollie) Whittle November 6, 1895 Charles George Hattie William P. Thomas, born 1871, married Mabel Bosay Feb 5, 1896 Margaret Ann, born abt 1874, married Freeman Foster Feb 10, 1891 Charles served in the Civil war, Co. A. 69th Ill Inf. He is buried in the Union cemetery in Crystal Lake. According to bridget's obituary, he died in about 1900. I am trying to locate his parents, his exact birth and death dates, and any information on his ancestors||Amy||04-26-98|
|Blum, Wilkinson||I am trying to locate a marriage license or marriage certificate for my parents. They were married in McHenry County in February of 1952. My father's name is William Lee WILKINSON Jr. and my mother's maiden name was Delores Marie BLUM. Any other information that I can find out about them would also be greatly appreciated. My father was from either Chemung IL or Harvard IL. The only thing that I know about my dad's parents for certain is that his dad was William Lee Wilkinson Sr. Thanks||Richard||04-24-98|