Queries June - December 1998
Posted by Roger Cox <rgcox@inetnebr.com> on Mon, 28 Dec 1998
I am looking for information on the family of Nicolas SHEARER in Mercer County, IL. Nicolas was one of 12 or 13 children of John SHEARER and Mary Ann WALTERS, who were both born in Ohio. Nicolas was born March 29, 1831 in Guernsey, OH and was married to Elizabeth McPHERREN on Sep 7, 1852 in Indiana.
Posted by Jan Webber-Cassidy <hoppyjan@cybersol.com> on Mon, 28 Dec 1998, in response to McPherren and Shearer families, posted by Roger Cox on Mon, 28 Dec 1998
I too am looking for information about a Janette McPherrin or (McPherrin) who married a Andrew Webber in Pa. moved to MERCER COUNTY, IL (North Henderson)
and eventually moved to Montezuma, IA. This is not a real common name - possibly these people are related? Janett McPherren Webber died in 1887. On one of her son's marriage records she is listed as Scotch⁄English. I would appreciate hearing from you. Thank you.
Posted by dennis ronfeldt <dennyfam@netins.net> on Wed, 23 Dec 1998
Looking for information on the Aaron Fisher and wife Martha Leech on Mercer County they farmed the area as well as brother John Fisher and William Fisher and Father Martin Fisher and Jesse Adams a brother in law. This is in around 1840- 1850. The 1840 census says in Eliza Township. Most of them are buried in the Eliza Creek Cemetery and Leech Cemetery. They come from Pennsylvania. John's wife was Rachel Seybert, Williams wife was Eliza Drury, Jesse Adams wife was Sarah Jane Fisher. Martin died in 1850 but owned land in Mercer County, Ill.. If anyone has any information I would be more than happy to exchange same. Thank You.
Posted by Scott McConnell <samcconn@inav.net> on Sun, 13 Dec 1998
I am researching the following surnames in Mercer County IL.
Baxter, Blackely, Doonan.
If you have information on these surnames drop me a line. You can find what information I have at http:⁄⁄soli.inav.net⁄~samcconn
Posted by Steve Marsh <smarsh@prairie.lakes.com> on Mon, 07 Dec 1998
I am searching for info. on my ggg grandfather Harry Marsh(1800-1880). Born in CT, moved to IN, and moved to Viola in Mercer co., IL, where he died. This is all the information I have on him. My problem is that he is buried in a cemetary with his wife, Catherine, near Compton in Lee co. I can't find any info. at either place. I am at an impass and can't proceed any further until I find the names of Harry's parents. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Steve Marsh
Posted by Jan Webber-Cassidy <hoppyjan@cybersol.com> on Fri, 27 Nov 1998
Looking for Information on Landry H. BRUNER, b. 1848, location unknown, m. Catherine WEBBER, date unknown in North Henderson, Mercer County. Parents of Daniel BRUNER, b. 1874 in North Henderson, William BRUNER, and ORLIN BRUNER. They moved to Iowa several years after the birth of Daniel, where Landry died in 1907. Have no info on the origins of Landry H> BRUNER, and need help.
Posted by Sara Tamburrino <badmedic@rollanet.org> on Fri, 27 Nov 1998
I am looking for information on Harley Gordon. He was the son of Daniel M.G. Gordon (b. 25 Apr 1809;d. 24 Oct 1884), who lived in Henderson Co., IL. Harley was the former county clerk of an area near Biggsville and later he and his family moved to live near Seaton, IL.
Posted by John Ross <cjross@iland.net> on Tue, 24 Nov 1998
Looking for information on Hugh Howard of either Aledo or Preemption, Mercer County, Illinois. He married on April 28, 1872 in Mercer County, Pluella Jane Bradley.
Posted by B. Lathrop <lath@ns1.zoomnet.net> on Fri, 24 Jul 1998
Have a Benjamin Congdon, wife Sarah Auxier from Ohio to Bond Co. IL 1840; to Mercer Co. 1841. "in three miles of New Boston on the bank of the Mississippi" Need anything at all about this couple, especially desirous of learning their parentage and birth place. Happy to exchange my meagre information. B. Lathrop
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