1997 Queries

Denise Gray Fri Jan 3 1997
Looking to exchange information o
n Abraham WEAVER came to RockIsland County in 1854.Children married into the CLAPP, BUFFUM, TAYLOR, and SPENCER families.

John McDonald Sat Jan 4 1997
Seeking descendants or any infor
mation about the family of Daniel FISHER - b. 1847 in Ohio - and Martha MCDONALD - b. 1847 in Liverpool, England - m. 1869 in Moline, Rock Island County, IL. Known children: Fred (b.ca. 1871), Myrtle (b. 1876), Walter (b. 1881), and Charlotte (b. 1893).

Rich Osborn Sun Jan 5 1997
Anyone who knew Benjamin and Laura
ANDREWS who lived in Moline, Illinois (1890's - 1950's)or descendants please provide leads. Benjamin worked at the Rock Island Arsenal. Probably had a son, Bernard ANDREWS and a grandaughter, Barbara ANDREWS. They lived in a beautiful brick house. Also, looking for any information on ANDREWS who lived in Rock Island County, Illinois from 1870's to present. These ANDREWS emigrated from Hamburg, Germany area. Their original name was ANDREASSEN or ANDRESEN or ANDRIESSEN. They may have originally lived in Chicago. There were four brothers and a father who came over in the 1870's to 1880's to work on the railroad. The youngest brother was Theodore ANDREWS (1872 - 1955). He married Emma L. HERWIG (1873 - 1950)on June 11, 1891. They lived in Rock Island in 1891 and 1898 - 1905. Theodore and Emma along with some other Herwigs migrated to Cass County, Missouri. An Andrews may have been living at 811 15th Street, Rock Island circa 1914.

Ted Harry Wood Tue Jan 21 1997
Any information on the
GLOBE, VANDRUF and wood familys. Ruhecy Globe was born on 3⁄6⁄1840 at Rock River Bluff died 6⁄11⁄1916 at Sheffield Ill.Ruhecy married Jasper Wood 10⁄22⁄1857. Ruhecy was the fourth child with a total of eleven in the family The parents are Benjamin Globe and Barbara Vandruf

Randall D. Hamilton Wed Jan 22 1997
MEANOR Family, Rock Island Co., Illinois. I am looking for the descendants of Sidney L. Meanor and Nora E. WEAVERLING. They had 7 children, all born in Rock Island Co., Illinois. They were a female child born 1901, Dorthy Marie Meanor born 22 Aug. 1902, Jeanette Meanor born 1906, Samuel Meanor born 7 Dec. 1909, Lester Duncan Meanor born 1 May 1916, June Eveline Meanor born 22 June 1917, and Mary Jane Meanor born 1918.

Pamela Storm Wolfskill Thu Jan 23 1997
TREFZ Looking for information on Frederick Jacob or Jacob Frederick TREFZ, who may have lived in Rock Island County ca. 1880-1900. He was b. 1861 in Germany. We've reached a dead end on this man and would appreciate any clues anyone can suggest. Thanks! Pam

Gerald⁄Deborah Brown Sat Jan 25 1997
HESSER from Ohio married Hannah Hanna⁄Hannan in Muscatine Co Ia in 1839. They lived in Rock Island Co & died there. Both are buried at Drury Twp Reynolds Cemetary, Rock Island Co. Along with their son John C Hesser. Have children, but Peter was married before to Mary Ann HAHN & widowed-who were those children? Who were Hannah's parents, any siblings? Believe Peter's father was either John or Peter Hesser from Jefferson Co., OH- any other info would be appreciated on these people and⁄or descendents. Willing to share our info, Thank You.

Ken Nordtvedt Sat Jan 25 1997
My ancestor Felix Caleb
LEEDS bought federal land in Edgington Township, Rock Island County IL in 1846. But county history says he came to the county in 1841. Could he have settled land in 1841, but only acquired it from federal government in 1846? Doesn't seem likely. I need ideas on figuring out what the Leeds family did in Rock Island County from 1841-1846?

Rich Osborn Wed Jan 29 1997
Looking for more information on t
he ancestry of the SEIDEL family: Gottlieb SEIDEL who married Joanna ? in the 1840's? Children include: Carl Herman SEIDEL William T. SEIDEL Ernestine SEIDEL who married a RANGE Henrietta SEIDEL who married August HERWIG

Sue Parker Thu Feb 6 1997
I am just starting to research my F
amily Tree and need all the help I can get. I have very little information to go on. I am researching YOUNG, Clair, William, Kenneth, Doris, Dorty, and June. They were born to Hallie H, Young (madin name MCFARLAND,born in Minn,I think my grandfathers name was Dallas or Dalvin, and I believe he was born in Chicago around 1900, he dided in 1936, Three of the children were adopted out during the depression, I know that Doris and Dorthy were twins.The only Information I have on Hallie is that she lived in Rock Island, Ill and was burried in Chicago@Forrest Park, in the Vetrians part with her Husband , She was born 1889 and died, dec,27,1974.Would appreciate any and all information that anyone could help with.thank ou so much.

Chris Baer Sat Feb 15 1997
I am looking for information abou
t (and any living descendents of) Capt. Benjamin Kelly STUDLEY (1814-1880)and Eliza Coffin WEST (1815-after 1883) of Moline, Rock Island, IL. Two of their children included Charles Coffin STUDLEY (b. 1856) and Amanda Merry STUDLEY(1838 - after 1872) who married Micah H. GRIFFITH on 3 Mar 1861. (Their children included H. E. Griffith(who resided in Oak Park in 1896), Augustus Griffith, Bertie Griffith, and Sadie Griffith.) Thanks for any help!

Kathleen Cormack Sun Feb 23 1997
I am seeking information on
Absalom RENFRO and his wife Elizabeth CORMACK RENFRO, who came by steamer to Rock Island, around 1845. Absolom b 1819 in Lincoln Co. KY, married Elizabeth in 1830 in Madison County, IL. Absolom died in 1855, he was in the furniture and undertaking business and was buried in Chippiannock Cemetery. Elizabeth died in 1901. Children were: Nancy b 1832 m 1st Judge Rufus Lindeman 2nd Edmund Gifford, Alymra Jane b 1834 m John C. Davis, Elivira b 1836 m Andrew Routszong, William b 1840, Mary Esther b 1842 m William Spaudling, John b 1847, George b 1849, Laura b 1852, James b 1854. Would like to exchange information this any descendants of this family. Looking forward in finding lost cousins.

Rita Hallett Tue Mar 4 1997
According to the June 1, 1925 obi
tuary of my great grandfather, his half- brother, Oliver GRISWOLD was living in Rock Island, IL. Oliver was born after 1865. His parents were Ira Griswold & Catherine SLAUGHTER GRISWOLD. Catherine was 1st married to John Payton. They lived in Louisa Co., IA. (That is also where Catherine & Ira were married.) I have been unable to find out what happened to Catherine & Ira after they were married. Perhaps they also moved to Rock Island. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Pam Dostal McIlrath Sun Mar 9 1997
Looking for confirmation o
f my great-grandfathers birth in Moline, IL. His name was John H. DOSTAL and he was born on December 25, 1865. His parents were John & Francis (Fanny). Also, I would like to know if census records show any other family members. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

Bill Waltman Wed Mar 12 1997
Looking for any information on t
he DECAUSEMAKER or DUMOLIEN families from the Moline, Illinois area. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks,

Beth Simpson Thu Mar 13 1997
I am looking for information on
my husband's great-great-great grandfather, Corbin GUNNELL, who operated a store in Moline in the mid to late 1800's.

Pat Barton Mon Mar 17 1997
Looking for information on Isreal
JENNINGS born Ohio around 1816. Living Cumberland CO. IL 1850, married Almira WHIPPLE January 30, 1842. In 1860, living Rock Island CO. Illinois, with a Sarah listed as his wife. Also looking for information on his son Thomas P. JENNINGS, born Indiana around 1837. Thomas P JENNINGS appears on both the 1850 and 1860 census with his father.

JCAcker Tue Mar 18 1997
Seeking info on Michael
LINEBAUGH who m. Elizabeth EHRET (ERUT). They were in Buffalo Twp., Rock Island Co. during the 1860's. They had dau. Josephine (JACOBIN) b. ca. 1843. Josephine m. Adam GEISE 21 April 1861 in Rock Island Co.

J. D. Watson Wed Mar 19 1997
Searching for information on Joh
n Robert WATSON and his wife Martha (WHITE) Watson, believed to be in Rock Island County 1 January 1859. My grandfather, George Calvin Watson, claimed Rock Island County as his place of birth on that date. Martha (White) Watson is believed to have died about 1861 and George Calvin and his brother, Howard, were fostered to the family of Valentine FUHR (FORE) seen in 1860 census on page 357 of the Buffalo township listing. Uncertain as to whether Buffalo township is the same as modern Buffalo Prairie township. George Calvin Watson and Howard Watson do Not appear with the Fuhr family in the 1860 census. Family tradition, although notoriously unreliable, holds that the father, John Robert Watson, had come to IL to escape prosecution for a murder, possibly in MO. This may account for difficulty in tracing this family. The fostering of the two boys to the Fuhr (Fore) family appears to have been informal. The boys are said to have lived with this family for a number of years (1861-1873?) Any information concerning this Watson family would be greatly appreciated.

Mary Scherer Wed Mar 19 1997
looking form information on Timo
thy Francis MAHER born on 4 June 1863 (approx) in Carbon Cliff, had 2 brothers-D.P. MAHER and E.J.MAHER and 2 sisters-Mary MAHER and unknown (Mrs. Frank Kelly)

Lon Mason Fri Apr 4 1997
I am looking for information on the
following families that were in Moline, Rock Island Co, Illinois: FISCHER and BENSON. I am specifically looking for the Ernst (Ernest) O FISCHER family. Ernest was born June 1865 in Saxony, Germany and married Jennie (Janie) Shields 29 Apr 1890 in Ottawa, LaSalle Co, Illinois. They moved to Moline, Illinois and had the following children: 1. Carl A FISCHER born may 1892 and died 7 July 1901 (he is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Moline); 2. Lauretta M FISCHER born 9 Dec 1899 and died Feb 1975; she married Carl M BENSON who was born 24 Nov 1896 and died Feb 1965; 3. Ernest O FISCHER Jr born 1903 4. George A FISCHER born 1906⁄1908. Any information that you could provide me on these individuals would be greatly appreciated.

Nancy Weitemeyer Thu Apr 10 1997
I am seeking any info on my
great grandfather, Charles REYNOLDS. He was born in Morgan County, Ill. on Jan. 4, 1827. I would like to know if he had any siblings. Also, who were his parents? Charles REYNOLDS married Maria MCNALL. I do not know where Maria hails from, but her parents were named Phoebe & Enoch MCNALL. Charles & Maria had 4 children: Charles C., Henry Norton (Nort), James B. and Phoebe. James B. REYNOLDS was born in Rock Island County, Illinois on Mar. 27, 1858. I do not know when the family moved from Morgan County up to Rock Island County. All 3 brothers went on to homestead in Stanton County, Kansas where James B. REYNOLDS met and married Sadie Louise ALLER. Charles C. later moved on to Montrose, Colorado. (Any info on his descendants would be greatly appreciated.) Henry Norton REYNOLDS moved to the place known as Jene Floyd Place, which I do not know where that is. (Anyone with any input as to his descendants, I'd love to hear from you.) James B. REYNOLDS later died at the home of his son, William REYNOLDS, in Salem, Oregon. Phoebe REYNOLDS married a man named James BELL, and she died in Anderson County, Kansas. In case it helps anyone else's search: James B. REYNOLDS & Sadie Louise ALLER REYNOLDS had 3 children: William, Clarence Alvan (Whitey), and Edith. Edith married Kirk LANE. William's descendants are in & about Oregon. Clarence Alvan (Whitey) has his family all in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. And Edith REYNOLDS LANE died in Fresno, California, but her children are spread about the West Coast. A warm thanks to anyone who can assist me. I am only too happy to be of help in return. Please contact me: Nancy Weitemeyer (nee Reynolds) at weit@communityonline.net

Michael Krauss Thu Apr 17 1997
I am looking for information a
bout Alvin MOHR. I understand he owned a tavern in Rock Island called the 700 Ranch. He sold it in the mid 1960's and retired to Florida. He came back to Rock Island to visit, got sick, was taken to St. Anthony's and died on the operating table. He is my biological father and this is about all I know about him. I have one poloraid picture of him. Thanks in advance,

Bob Callahan Thu Apr 17 1997
I would like very much to find a
ny descendants of the following family: Richard CALLAHAN, Sr. b. Nov 25, 1822 in Dublin, Ireland d. Nov 10, 1901 in Coal Valley, IL. Married 1845 in NY to Ellen Anne DEAKIN (DAKIN) b. Mar 31, 1827 in Ireland, d. Mar 10 1918 in Coal Valley. Children: 1. Anna M. Callahan, b. Dec 11, 1848 in Milwaukee, WI d. Jan 11 1910 in Coal Valley, m. Feb 4 1866 in Coal Valley to Thomas J.MURPHY, Sr.. Thomas J. Murphy Sr. was and early (first?)Postmaster in Coal Valley. 2. Mary Elizabeth Callahan, b. 1852, prob in NY, Jan 15, 1926, m. Andrew PARK Oct 22, 1870. 3. John William? Callahan b. 1853, prob in NY, d. in NM? 4. Richard Callahan, b. 1855 in NY or Coal Valley, m. "a Polish girl" 5. Ellen Callahan, b. Dec 14 1859, prob in the St Louis area, m. in IL Zack COOK, an Englishman, two children, Alta M. b. Jan 1891 and Martha A. b. Sep 1894. 6. James Callahan, b. Oct 1864 in Coal Valley. 7. Thomas Callahan, b. Sep 1865 in Coal Valley. This was a Catholic family. Thank you very much for any help you can give me.

Charles W. Teague Fri Apr 18 1997
I'm looking for information
on the parents and grandparents of Rose ANDREWS (Nee: GAINEY). She was born in Carbon Cliff November 20, 1870 and died in Geneseo May 16, 1929. She married William Lindsey Andrews January 6, 1892, probably in Carbon Cliff. They had 11 children and lived in Geneseo. Although I have plenty of information about the Andrews side of the family, I have been unable to find out more about hers. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also, if anyone seeing this query would like to have information on the Andrews family, I have quite a bit.

Jim Sanderlin Fri Apr 25 1997
FERMAN, MAXWELL, EICHER- Looking for descandants of James (1790-1871) and Catherine Ferman, William Ferman (1843-1908), Harrriet Delilah Maxwell Ferman Littlefield (1851-1931), John Porter Eicher (1869-1898), Clara Martha Ferman Eicher Hanewacker (1876-1960), James Maxwell (1810-1895), Samuel eicher and Lottie Pittman Eicher. Henry and Rock Island Counties, IL

Jim Sanderlin Fri Apr 25 1997
NICHOLSON ⁄ SMITH ⁄ MCLAUGHLIN ⁄ WALCH (WALSH, WELCH) ⁄ MASON ⁄ SUTHERLAND ⁄ GARDNER Looking for researchers of any of these names in Rock Island County. Miles (1813-1897) & Maria Pierce Nicholson (1812-1854) came to Port Byron in 1842 (NY>OH>Greene Co., IL> Rock Island Co., IL). They had 4 children- Duane (1836-1902), William F. (1838-1932), Albert (1844- 1862) and Sarah (1848-1867). Miles remarried to Nancy McLaughlin (1832- 1912) and had a daughter, Anna M. Nicholson Christie Odell. William F. Nicholson married Mary J. Smith (1848-1921), dau of William C. (1805- 1880) and Lilly Walch McLaughlin Smith (1812-1870). William and Mary had 6 children- Miles C., William, Jess, Albert, Irene and Homer. Miles C. Nicholson (1867-1943) married Jennie Milly Mason (1869-1947), dau of Isaac F. (1840-?) and Jeanette Gardner Mason Sutherland (1843- 1924). Miles and Jennie had 3 sons, Lee (1893-1917), Henry (1895-1963), and Forest (1898-1947). Henry married Verda Eicher (1894-1966).

Lois H. Waddington Mon Apr 281997
HAMPTON, Henry B.1808 in Kentucky. D. before US Census 1880, probably in Rock Island Co., IL. I believe the cemetery in Drury Twp. is located on what was his farm. He purchased his property in Rock Is. Co. in 1836. He had a brother Joel and at least one sister. M. Parmelia Ann BROWN 27 Jun 1832 in Fulton Co., IL. Any information is welcome, but especially interested in his county of birth and the names, dates, and places related to his parents, grandparents, and siblings. Reply to Waddham@aol.com Thanks

Nanette Sun May 41997
I am looking for info on George
BURNESTON married Fannie ATKINSON , December 1865, Rock Is. County, IL. Cannot find them on a census for 1870. George is listed on the City Directory for St. Louis by 1884, but cannot locate in between. George's sister, Julia Burneston married Stephen DODGE, in 1863, also Rock Is. County. Nanette, amacphe@bendnet.com

Diana Hanson Tue May 6 1997
MILLER - MOELLER - SIMON; Have the entire genealogy for the Claus Heinrich Moeller (Miller) family and Jacob Simon who lived in Rock Island County and in Cordova, Ill. Will trade info with anyone that would like it. Diana Hanson GenWeb Page Coordinator Linn, Delaware, Dubuque County, IA Coordinator

Carl Unbehaun Wed May 14 1997
Seek info on P. Lloyd
DAVIS, b. 2-8-1883 Memphis TN, wife Elise (Elsie) C., and daughter Dorothy E. (b. 1-25-15 or 10-25-14), called "Dory". Lived in Moline 1915-1918. Worked for Moline Heat as draftsman. Entered Army. Nothing after that. First name unknown.

Jack Nicewander Mon May 19 1997
Looking for information Edwin
Victor ANDERSON b 10 Sept 1875 Orion, Rock Island, Ill.To Gust and Charlotte (OSTRAND) ANDERSON. They moved to Burt County,NE abt 1880

Pam McIlrath Mon May 26 1997
Can anyone tell me if John H.
DOSTAL was born in Moline, on 25 December 1865 ? His parents were John & Francis (Fanny) Dostal. I am trying to confirm his birth location. Thanks for any help.

Michele Roth Fri May 30 1997
Seek info on family of John Walt
ers MUSE,sgt (3rd Regiment Company A who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Champion Hill, Miss during Civil War. He died May 19, 1863 in Vicksburg, Miss. He was born in Mercer County PA, son of James and Jane (WALTERS) MUSE. His wife and children lived in Rock Island,Ill. Have other info to share about the family.

trapt Sun Jun 1 1997
Looking for descendants of Matilda (
KNOX) and Robert YOUNG. They were married in Hartford, Cn in 1854 and moved to Moline, Il in 1866. They had several children (abt 10), some of which I have info on from a tree that was given to me (original source unknown). Anyway, I believe they are buried in Riverside Cemetery. She died in 1906. They founded a Congregational Church from their home. The last surviving child was EliZabeth STILFIELD who died in Peoria in 1955. Please e-mail if any clues-check out my family tree index at : http:⁄⁄www.familytreemaker.com⁄users⁄k⁄n⁄o⁄Vern-N-Knox⁄.

John Stewart Tue Jun 3 1997
Looking for information re: desce
ndants of Carlos "Charles" Lyman BASCOM b. 02 Jul 1820 Matfield, MA, s⁄o Reuben and Philomena (CHAPIN) BASCOM, who m. 27 Oct 1847 in Knox Co., IL Emily SANBORN ⁄ SANBURN b. 21 Jun 1823 MO, d⁄o Nathaniel and Archange (DUBREUIL) SANBURN ⁄ SANBORN. Carlos and Emily were in Rock Island, Rock Island Co., IL at least 1850 through 1860.

Doris O'Brien Tue Jun 10 1997
Seeking information on William
BENSON born ca 1790 in Vermont of New York. Had children John Lewis Benson, Emeline PRESTON, Alice BEAL,, and two other daughters. William was there ca 1850. Thanks for any help.

David Buck Sat Jun 14 1997
Am researching the family of my g-
grandparents William BARR and wife Margaret Ann MURTLAND. William b.Mar. 6, 1854 in PA, d. Apr. 29, 1927 in Rock Island, Rock Island Cty, IL m. Margaret on Mar. 3, 1881. had 10 children; Mabell Clara b. 1886 in Aledo, IL; Harry; Charles B.; Streeter; Clarence C. (also know as CC): Joe; Daisy; Ethel; Frances (Fanny); and Verle; I knew several of these people. Met them as a small child and no one kept any records and all have passed on. I need help am at an impass. Thanks for any assistance Am open to any suggestions. David

Doug Mose Wed Jun 18 1997
I am looking for information about
my great-great-grandfather John MOSE (1850 - 1917). He lived in Hampton township during the 1880 census -- I am looking for a way to find his address at that time. I am also looking for immigration information.

Carol Mitchell Thu Jun 19 1997
MILLS, Joseph b. 1789 DE-d. 1870, McDonough co., IL, m. aft 1809 Sarah HAINES b. 1794 Philadelphia Co., PA-d. 1859 Illinois City, Rock Island Co., IL. Resided in 1812 Adams Co., PA, 1830 Allegany Co., MD, 1833 Portage Co., OH, 1840 Ashtabula Co., OH, 1845 Buffalo Prarie, Rock Island Co., IL, 1851 Ilinois City, Rock Island Co IL, 1865 Bushnell, McDonough Co., IL Children: William MILLS; Rebecca MILLS MORLEY; Katherine MILLS; Jacob MILLS; Sarah MILLS; Christian MILLS; Hannah MILLS, Jeremiah MILLS.

Terri Scott Sun Jun 22 1997
Looking for information on Finley
J BRODERICK b 11-17-1840 served in the civil war Co. A., 9th Cav., came home and in 1865 married Mary ROBLEY b 5-10-1846. Showed up in the Pacific Northwest in 1868. Both died in Hanford, Kings Co., Calif. Look forward to hearing anything.

C.Jo Weigand Mon Jun 23 1997
I am looking for information on
the following ancestors: Joseph Ellsworth HUMMER, born 1869 in ?Missouri? died in Bushnell, Illinois about 1900-1905. Mary Elizabeth (MONTGOMERY) Hummer, born 1871 in Virginia married to Joseph Ellsworth Hummer in Bushnell, Illinois Ethel Iona Hummer, born 1896 in Bushnell, Illinois Martha Jane Merritt, born ? Abbington County Virginia, died in 1886 possibly in Bushnell,Illinois Rebecca Merritt, born in Virginia in 1865, died in 1886??

Ruth Jordan Thoden Sun Jun 29 1997
SWARTHOUT -- SWARTOUT -- SWARTWOUT -- Seeking information on ANY of these surnames (also spelled SWARTWOOD) in Illinois -- particularly in Rock Island, IL area. James SWARTHOUT married in NY Juliette WELLS (she was born in 1818); do not have birth date of James. They migrated to Illinois (after birth of two children, boy and girl) where a son was born (third child) in Illinois. This child was named William Henry. James died (probably killed) in 1842 at Rock Island, Illinois. His widow and children returned to Steuben County, NY and lived beside her parents, James Wells and Catharine Bigelow until she remarried a Robert Thompson.

JSutor Mon Jun 30 1997
JOHNSON of Moline born 1⁄17⁄1912, married Maxine WEBB Johnson in Springfield IL. Gilberts father was John Peter Johnson (JOHANSON⁄John) of Smaland Sweden.John Peter Johnson resided at 1315 18th St. A. in Moline. Married Anna Cecilia PALNGREN (SVENSDOTTER) in Moline. John obtained his Citizenship in 1895. John was born in 1871, and died in 1896. John's brothers and sisters are Charlie Johnson(JOHANSSON), Claus Johnson (JOHANSSON) moved to MN maybe, and Selma Johnson(JOHANSSON), have her listed in Moline for awhile, and Mary Johnson (JOHANSSON). John Peter Johnson's dad's name was Johan NITSAN of Sweden. I believe NITSAN ⁄ NETSON was a name given to him in the Swedish military. They changed there names, because there were too many people with the same name, Nit⁄ means Zelous, Net⁄means of the net - Maybe fisherman. I think his real last name was probably PETERSON. Johan's father I am estimating was probably born around 1850-1870. John Net⁄Nitsons wife was Johanna SVANESAN (not sure of spelling) Please contact me if you have any info. Thank-You

Melinda Anderson Wed Jul 16 1997
I am looking for information
on the CRABBS, HOGARTY, and MCLAUGHLIN families that lived in Rock Island Co. during the 1850s, 1860s, and 1870s. I am especially interested in ancestors and descendants of the HOGARTY and McLAUGHLIN families. I have quite a bit of information CRABBS (KREBS, CRABS) line which I am willing to share. John McLAUGHLIN (b. 1815 PA) was married to Sarah____ and had the following children: William P., Joseph, Humphrey, and Mirinda (Miranda?). Richard M HOGARTY (born abt. 1842 Ohio) married Mirinda McLAUGHLIN. Their daughter, Ida married into the CRABS family (Asa Harrington CRABS) after the three families migrated to Kansas in the 1870s. If you have any information about any of these families, please contact Melinda Anderson

Brad Boeckmann Wed Jul 23 1997
I'm looking for any informatio
n on the STUDER family in Coal Valley, IL. I'd be happy to exchange information, but I haven't got much on the Studers; just some from a headstone. I've hit a dead end.

Laureen Johnson Mon Aug 18 1997
John Peter JOHNSON b. 1871 Sm
aland, Sweden. Siblings Charlie, Claus, Selma, Mary. Became citizen in 1896. Resided in Moline, IL. Married Anna Cecilia Palmgren (SVENSDOTTER) of Edshults, in Moline, IL. Sister Selma signed John's wedding documents. Claus? - possibly MN. Mary may have resided around Moline. John's last name in Sweden probably JOHANSSON? JONASSON? JANSON - or similiar. Lists Johanna SVEANSON as his mother and Johan NETSON⁄NILSON⁄NITSON as father. John did not write these names and they may have ben misspelled. SVENSDOTTER, Anna Cecilia, b. 1882, Edshults, Jonkopping. Siblings Carl,(of Orion) Signe, Alma,( ofStockholm) Gustaf, Freida,(of Chicago) , Richard. Anna used PALMGREN as her maiden name. She used JOHNSON when married to John. Anna's father was Sven Otto GUSTAFFSON of Horede. His father was PATTERSON?

Mark Atterson Sun Aug 24 1997
My wife's Great-Grandfather, Au
gustus DOBBLEAR (DOBBLER) was from Amsterdam, Holland. He was born June 5, 1854, and died in Rock Island, June 7, 1912. His wife Mary DEBRUYNE was also from Holland. She was born February 2, 1860, and died in Rock Island, July 5, 1936. Their son Charles was born May 30, 1894, in Palmyra, New York, and died in Rock Island, January 26, 1962. He married Ruby ENSLEY, daughter of George ENSLEY and Anna FREED. Any information on the above named families would be greatly appreciated. Would like to hear from other descendants!

Diana Hanson Mon Sep 8 1997
Am researching the family of Alex
ander HOBERT born 9-5-1779 Cork County, Ireland was in Ohio between 1822 and 1840, moved to Rock Island County and bought land in 1843, died 4-13-1855 in Drury Township. Three sons: John A. Hobert (married Julia THORNTON 2-15-1844, Johnathan married Nancy C. REYNOLDS 7-26-1846, Gilmore married Sarah Jane HESSEN in about 1855. Two daughters: Margaret born Ohio, married Eli DRURY on 3-28-1846, both buried in Drury, daughter Sarah - unknown. Would like to hear from anyone researching Hobert, Reynolds, or Drury families.

Larry D. Loiselle Tue Sep 9 1997
I am looking for informatio
n on the ROBERTS family. Their daughter's death certificate indicated that they were from Canada. They moved from Plattsburgh, New York to Rock Island, Illinois. Peter Roberts and his wife Mary (Maiden name unknown) had at least one child: Florence Roberts: born March 25, 1841 (obituary says Febuary 25, death certificate says March 25) at Plattsburgh, New York. She died on July 29,1898 at Boyd, Wisconsin. The 1860 census in Rock Island, Illinois did list an Arthur P. Roberts with a wife by the name of Mary. Could this be the same man (P. = Peter?)? On October 28, 1857, under the rights of the Catholic Church, Etienne (Stephen) LOISELLE and Florence ROBERTS were married. They stayed in Rock Island, Illinois until 1861. He worked on the river and in northern Tennesse. Hearing of the rich laurels to be obtained in the frontier, they left for northern Wisconsin on a steamboat named Monitor on June 28, 1861. They arrived in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin on July 4, 1861. They stayed with a friend by the name of Bourneillier, in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin a short time. They then built there own home. Later they moved to Gravel Island, Wisconsin where they stayed until 1875. In 1875 they moved to Lafayette, Wisconsin (Paul Guyon farm). In 1877 they sold this place and moved onto a homestead at Paint Creek. From here they moved back to Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin where they remained until 1893. In 1893 they moved to California. During the winter of 1894 they returned to Boyd, Wisconsin where they lived until she died on July 29, 1898. He then resided with his daughter at Holcombe, Wisconsin until he died on February 19, 1916. Etienne LOISELLE and Florence ROBERTS had the following children: +33 i. Thadeous LOISELLE. +34 ii. Cora LOISELLE. +35 iii. Idella (Dell) LOISELLE. 36 iv. Female (Mrs. Alphonse Toutant) LOISELLE16. 37 v. Female (Mrs.Patrick Regan) LOISELLE16. +38 vi. Nellie LOISELLE. 39 vii. Clara LOISELLE was born on 10 Jun 1873 in La Fayette, Wisconsin.16 She died on 5 Dec 1878.16 Died of Diphtheria 40 viii. Fred LOISELLE16. 41 ix. William LOISELLE16 was born in 1895 in Unknown.16 He died in 1959 in Holcombe, Wisconsin.16 42 x. Etienne LOISELLE16 was born in 1908 in Wisconsin.16 He died in 1918 in Holcombe, Wisconsin.16 43 xi. Albert LOISELLE16. 44 xii. Amaca LOISELLE16. 45 xiii. Ella LOISELLE16. 46 xiv. Hazel LOISELLE16. Larry D. Loiselle, Route 2, Box 75-G, Manor, Texas 78653 Can anyone supply information on this Roberts family and relatives, etc.? Can someone contact the Catholic Churches in Rock Island, IL or the local governmental agency? Thanks. Larry D. Loiselle, Route 2, Box 75-G, Manor, Texas 78653 -------------------------------------------- Larry D. Loiselle dit Venet larry.loiselle@lords.com http:⁄⁄www.geocities.com⁄Heartland⁄3086

Joanne May Tue Sep 9 1997
MINER⁄CLINTON Researching Archy Ross Miner b in Coal Valley, IL. He married Thelma Louis Clinton. They had Glen Miner, Richard "Dick" Miner, Wilbur Miner, Clark Miner and Kenneth Miner (b 6-6-1925 m Minnie Belle Chaffin. All the sons except for Kenneth were buried in Moine, IL.

Carolyn Thomas Fri Sep 12 1997
Looking for any information on
HOLMES, HOMES, O'HOMES or O'HOLMS. I can't get back any further then Thomas Armstrong Holmes that was born August 2, 1831, born in the States. He settled around Moline, Il. Rock Island County. HIS father came from Ireland via England, durine the famine. The line originally started in Scotland, with them moving to Ireland to escape prosecution, i n Ireland they dropped the "O" in front of their name. I am very interested in being able to trace them back to Ireland and Scotland, but at a dead end.I have several dates and names on HOLMES. Please if you can help e-mail me at Sitkasky@hotmail.com Thank you

Beverly Coyle Sat Sep 13 1997
I am trying desperately, and h
ave been for aprox. 8 years, to locate a long lost friend that served in Viet Nam with my significant other. I know he wants to renew their friendship and I would like to arrange a meeting for them as a surprise. I have posted many notices and made many calls, but have had no solid leads . I found this today and although it is not a family search, it is very important to us. If there is anybody out there that could help me in this search I am most grateful. I am looking for Hollis WAR. Hollis served in Viet Nam 1967-1968 in the 560th MP in Vung Tau.. All I know is that he was from Rock Island, Illinois and I believe his father was a minister there.Iam certain that he left Viet Nam alive. I want to surprise Jim with this reunion so please e-mail me at his e-mail address as I am the one that uses it. Thank you,

Kay Trice Sun Sep 21 1997
TINDALL, I'am looking for information on my g g grandfather William T. TINDALL. He was born in Maryland in 1809 and moved to Rock Island County Illinois or Bowling, Illinois in 1835. He was a farmer and was married to Ann Collier Tindall in 1833. He died in 1883. His 2nd marriage was Maria Weiskeaver Hamilton, His 3rd marriage was to Margaret Sharp. He had ten children. The names of seven are William E, C. H., Mary, Berryman, Augustus, Lemuel L., and Cordelia Alice. I would appreciate any information you might have on this family. Thankyou,

Lois H. Waddington Thu Sep 25 1997
MCNEIL, Quincy: I am looking for info on the parents of Quincy McNEIL, especially the maiden name of his mother. Quincy was Rock Island Co. Clerk. He married Mary MCLAUGHLIN 26 Nov. 1852 Lic# 865. His will was probated 1895.

John McDonald Fri Sep 26 1997
Here are two long-standing ques
tions in my own Rock Island County research. My great grandfather, John MCDONALD, was raised in Moline. He had a number of sisters, and I'm trying to get a couple of their death dates.
--Alice McDonald (b. 1858) married Daniel
CLARKE 1880 in Moline. She was alive and living in Moline at the time of my great grandfather's death in 1930.
--Mary McDonald (b. ca
1855) married William COATES in 1894 in Moline. (An earlier husband had been Washington HUEY.) She was also alive and living in Moline in 1930.

Another sister, Flora ANDERSON died in East Moline in 1937, and there is no mention of Alice or Mary as survivors. I'm trying to find dates and places of death of Alice and Mary, possibly between 1930 and 1937 and very likely in Rock Island County.

Ken Nordtvedt Fri Sep 26 1997
My ancestors: Felix Caleb
LEEDS family and Marcus HARRIS lived in Edgington Township, Rock Island County. They appeared as neighbors in 1850 census. Mark HARRIS married Deborah LEEDS, daughter of Felix, in 1850. Mark and Deborah resettled in Harrison County MO around 1858⁄59 with two children and a third on the way. I seek and can share information on the LEEDS family, and I particularly need clues as to origins of Marcus HARRIS, apparently born around 1826 in Indiana. Felix Caleb LEEDS is said to have come to RI Co about 1841. His purchase of federal land was completed (recorded) in 1846.

Rhonda Nuckles Budge Sat Sep 27 1997
Looking for any informat
ion on the EHN family, Johan (John), Eric or Emile. Settled in the Rock Island Area around 1890's. Emile EHN was janitor at Rock Island Masonic Temple. Any information is greatly appreciated.

Alice Rose Mon Sep 29 1997
In Rock Island county, I would lik
e any info on Walter M. LEWIS, b. abt. 1832, m. Sarah KIMBLE on 5 Mar 1857. They had 9 children that I know of but the only child I have anything on is Jerome. Other children were Lucine, May, Nelson, Mattie, Arthur, Hugh, Betsy, and Doney. Any help appreciated.

Alice Howe Mon Sep 29 1997
Have info on
WOODIN, WOODS, and KAHLKE,all from Rock Island Mid 1800's to 1970. John Clinton WOODS, Samuel and Delilah Woods from Nebraska,Florence Ellen BISHOP ,Rufus BISHOP, and Sarah BIGGS from Ohio

Mary Scherer Thu Oct 2 1997
I am looking for any information
on the family of Edward and Mary (MCALLISTER) MAHER. They lived in the Rock Island area in 1860 and had 6 children, Timothy, Daniel, Martin, John, Mary, and Sadie. The oldest, Timothy eventually moved to Horton, Kansas (he is my grandfather). I think the family might have moved to Geneseo since I have found an Edward and Mary Maher there in the 1900 census and the ages are about right. I know that Sadie married Frank H. KELLEY and moved to Portland, Oregon but am still researching when. When my grandfather died his obituary listed his sister Mary as living in Geneseo and apparently not married, D.P. (Daniel) in Chicago and E.J. in Geneseo (John?). Any information about any of my relatives will be most appreciated.

Greg Bender Fri Oct 3 1997
NIKOLAS; IL>PA; 1845- Henry NIKOLAS, son of George NIKOLAS, is thought to have been born about 1870 in the Chicago, Cook Co., IL area. He eventually married Edith BURNAM and moved to the Rockford, Rock Island Co., IL where he died October 6, 1899. Edith subsequently married Robert Lee LONG of Tennessee. Robert Lee died in August 1949 at Bay Pines, St. Petersburg, FL. Edith survived him to die in 1967 at the Baptist Home, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA. Henry NIKOLAS and Edith had one son, Arthur Fay NIKOLAS, born February 2, 1897 in Rockford, IL. Arthur Fay NIKOLAS married Elvira Frances MCLAIN. Elvira, daughter of Francis William McLAIN and Georgiana Augusta FOSTER was born October 19, 1901 in Waterloo, IA. Arthur and Elvira moved to Allentown, Northampton Co., PA where the first two of their four children were born. Francis Robert NIKOLAS was born November 13, 1931. Francis Robert died in 1932. Arthur Francis NIKOLAS, the second son is living today. The family them moved to Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA., where a daughter, Mary Georgiana NIKOLAS and a son, George Foster NIKOLAS, were born. Both Mary and George are living today. Arthur Fay NIKOLAS died June 21, 1960 in Pittsburgh. Elvira Frances died February 9, 1993 in Pen Yan, NY.

Samantha Peterson Wed Oct 8 1997
I am desperatly (emphisis an
despertly) seeking my grandfather's side of the family. His great grandparents are Thomas and Ann REYNOLDS. Unfortunately that's all I know about them. They had a son named Logan everett Reynolds in 1887 (died in guthrie co iowa 1942) that married Blanche May LYONS (b may 2, 1889, d april 1971) thier son Forrest nelson reynolds was born in Moline ill December 22, 1915. They then moved to Guthrie co Iowa (seeley township) Anyone researching this family, please contact me at peterson@aol. com or Samantha peterson

Ruby Coleman Wed Oct 8 1997
I am searching for any informati
on on KIMBALL's (KIMBLE) who lived in Rock Island Co., IL. Shortly before 1850 Reuben and Clarissa Hyde Kimball moved there from Clark Co., IL. He was born 3 Feb 1786 and she was born in VT 17 May 1786. They were married in Brookfield, Orange Co., VT. I am trying to locate information on their children. Daughter Mary Maria married for her 3rd or 4th husband, Henry EBERHART, of Rock Island Co., IL. Cannot locate any death information on Reuben and Clarissa in Rock Island Co. and they appear to either be deceased or moved by 1860. Any Kimball information would be appreciated. Thanks.

Carol Garafola Sat Oct 11 1997
MCCLOSKEY; Would like to correspond with anyone related to Mrs. Harry McCLOSKEY, her maiden name KENDALL. (given name unknown). Lived Rock Island after 1905.

Rhonda Nuckles Budge Fri Oct 17 1997
Looking for any informat
ion on the EHN family of the Rock Island area. John and Emile Ehn owned and operated the EHN Bros. Auto Top Shop on 4th Avenue in Rock Island around 1930's. John was married to a Mary, date of marriage unknown, one daughter Marita who worked as a librarian at Rock Island Public Library. Emile Ehn also worked as a custodian at the Rock Island Masonic Temple. I believe he had a daughter Leola who died in 1909 and was buried in Riverside Cemetery in Moline. Please respond to rzbtexas@aol.com. Any information is appreciated.

Mary Scherer Fri Oct 17 1997
I am looking for any information
on the MAHER family, Edward and Mary (MCALLISTER) lived in Rock Island, Hampton Township, Carbon Cliff in the 1870 census and at that time had 5 children, Timothy, Daniel, Martin, John, and Mary (or May). By the 1900 census Edward and Mary had moved to Geneseo. I know Timothy moved to Horton Kansas in 1892 where he married Mary Agnes ROONEY - they are my grand parents. Edward died in 1906 and was a retired farmer, I do not know when Mary died. If anyone has any information about them I would appreciate hearing from you. Also, if someone knows the best place to write for church (Catholic) records, please let me know. I have the address for the Archdiocese of Chicago archives but a local parish might be better. Thanks for all your help.

John McDonald Fri Oct 23 1997
I'm looking for information ab
out Claus ANDERSON and family in Rock Island County. He was born about 1861 in Sweden and came to the U.S. as a child. He married Flora MCDONALD 1891 in Moline. Children: Bertha, b. 1894, d. 1905; Claus, b. 1896; Emma Flora, b. 1900, m. JONES. Claus (Sr.) was a grocer in Moline.

John McDonald Tue Oct 28 1997
I'm looking for information ab
out the HUEY family in Rock Island County. Washington Huey b. about 1842 in Pennsylvania; m. Mary MCDONALD about 1872; d. 1889-94 probably in Moline. Known children: Rose b. about 1872, m. Abraham STOUFFER in 1890 in Moline; William James b. 21 Aug 1873, m. Amanda WITHROW 1904 in Rock Island County; Emma Beryl b. Aug 1877, m. Alphonso GARRIGA 1895 in Moline. All children were probably born in Rock Island County. Mary later married William COATES.

Mary Scherer Fri Nov 07 1997
I think I may have found one of
my relatives but need some help.  I had a great uncle Martin MAHER and think he may have been a priest in Warsaw.  I know that is in Hancock County and not near Rock Island but wondered if any of you know the name of the Catholic church and perhaps the address in Warsaw.  Or, if you have the name of a genealogical society there I could write them.  These queries are supposed to be about Rock Island but they did live and farm in Carbon Cliffs when the kids were small so there really is a connection. Any help will be very much appreciated.

John McDonald Sat Nov 08 1997
I'm looking for any informatio
n about GRIPP in Rock Island County.

Rita Hallett Sun Nov 09 1997
I am looking for information on
Milton Oliver GRISWOLD.  He lived in Rock Island in the early part from abt 1889 til his death in 1934.  His wife was Albertine KUNO.  He had at least two daughters, Frances WESTMEYER & Helen VIETHS.  Helen had no children, but haven't been able to track down Frances.  Milton was supposedly an inventor & manufacturer in Rock Island, having a business located at Fifth avenue & Fortieth street.  Can anyone tell me what he manufactured there??  Any clues as to Frances WESTMEYER or if there were any other children.  Haven't had a chance to look at the 1900 or 1910 census.  If anyone has access, I would appreciate a lookup there also. Milton was my GGrandfather's brother.

Tom Hintz Fri Nov 28 1997
Searching for Helen Marguerite
FLAHERTY nee SEEDORF. She is the daughter of Herman Seedorf, born in Wells, MN in 1914. Had a half brother Franz Hermann Otto STIEBLER listed in the Mansfield Lutheran Church records. Helen's family belonged to this same church back to her g-grandfather, J.H. Seedorf, who was a founding member. Helen married Bernard Albert Flaherty of Albert Lea in 1934. The service was Catholic and was held in Wells. They lived in Albert Lea up until 1942. The marriage was witnessed by a Thomas S. McKearny and a Anna May Flaherty. The attending priest was Rev. Leon K. Hazinski. The Flaherty family was very likely from Austin, MN and Rock Island, IL.

John Schneider Sun Nov 30 1997
My grandparents were married
in Rock Island somewhere between 1910-1915. Any help locating this marriage would be appreciated.  His name was Walter Leo SCHNEIDER and hers was Freida Catherine LOHSE.

Russ Hoppe Fri Dec 05 1997
The 1880 census lists William
JONES living in Rock Island with an occupation of sailor.  Does anyone know of a way to identify what ship he would have been on, or for what company he may have been working?

Bob Allen Mon Dec 08 1997
Seek any information on Samuel
ALLEN or other family members.  He is buried in Coe Township, Section 21.  Thought to have had first store in Port Byron.  Came from St. Clair County, IL and he and SOME of his brothers were supposed to have changed surname from ALLYN to ALLEN, while others kept original spelling.  Married Candace THOMAS in 1814 and had the following children:  John D, James H, Maria (m John SIGSWORTH), Samuel, George (m Anna TORPIN) and William A (m Sarah FLICKINGER)[my second great grandparents].

 We know there was at least one other Samuel Allen in Port Byron, IL during this same time period.

 Would some kind person shed some light on this man for us?  Can you steer us towards early history of Port Byron?  Any help will be much appreciated.

Scott Rippe Mon Dec 15 1997
Have uncovered another name in m
y family's history, from Rock Island, IL.

 Mary T. BERNER married my great grandfather, Charles H. RIPPE in Rock Island on 5⁄7⁄1910.  She (Mary) died in September of 1922 in St. Louis, MO.

 They had two sons (William and Charles), and four daughters.

Anyone researching BERNER?

Tetsu Takekoshi Fri Dec 19 1997
Both of my parents are immig
rants and I recently got sent an HTML family album by my uncle in Switzerland which revealed, surprisingly, that there was a previous emigration from Switzerland to "Rock County, Illinois" by one Friedrich ANDEREGG (1871-1928) wife: Katharina (1869-1958) kids: Bertha, Emma, Friedrich.  I am trying to find out what happened to this US branch of our family.