October 1998 Queries
Posted by Alice Clay Benedict <firstname.lastname@example.org> on Thu, 29 Oct 1998
Surnames: DAVIS Looking for parents and siblings of Eliza Davis, born abt 1847 IL. View picture and story at my web page
Posted by Robin Cole <email@example.com> on Tue, 27 Oct 1998
Surnames: Nihart, Shippee Alice Shippee Nihart and husband James Nihart in photos taken in Orangeville, and Freeport, Stephenson County Illinois. Alice may be Mary Alice Shippee born 1873? They had 2 daughters, Mary and Margie. Mary married George Randall Cole Sr and they move to Utah at some point. Any confirmation, or clarification would be appreciated.
Mary Alice Shippee
Posted by Judy Yoder <firstname.lastname@example.org> on Sat, 07 Nov 1998, in response to Nihart⁄Shippee , posted by Robin Cole on Tue, 27 Oct 1998
Surnames: Shippee, Nihart My husband's great-grandfather was Cyrus Shippee, sister of Mary Alice. She was born 3 Oct 1871 in Stephenson, Co., IL.
She m. James L. Nihart, 20 Nov 1889. Her parents were William Shippee and Mary Bechtold.
Posted by Jerry Van Loh <JVL4439@aol> on Thu, 22 Oct 1998
Surnames: Menne, van Loh Date and reason he came to the german valley area, what he did before farming in Stephenson County, IL and what he did in Duchtland
KEEHN: Freeport, Stephenson County
Posted by K. Keehn <email@example.com> on Mon, 19 Oct 1998
Surnames: KEEHN, MOCHLER or MACHLER, FORD Looking for information on Joseph KEEHN of Germany and his wife, Katherine MOCHLER or MACHLER of Ireland.
Their son Charles Michael KEEHN was born in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois on August 11, 1868. Charles married a Mary FORD.
Joseph and Katherine also had a daughter named Mary KEEHN
After marrying Mary FORD, Charles moved to Hawarden, Iowa and started a farm there. Charles' sister Mary also went along.
Any information on the above surnames would be greatly appreciated.
Query for Seel(e)y
Posted by Rick Bergman <Rbergman@ultimanet.com> on Sun, 18 Oct 1998
Surnames: SEELEY, SEELY Looking for whereabouts in 1860 of SEELEYS of Rockton Township, 1850 Stephenson County. I am looking for all Seeleys as they migrated from Alleghany NY to Illinois,
KNITTLE NETTLE GILLAPP
Posted by Kathy Burkhardt <firstname.lastname@example.org> on Wed, 14 Oct 1998
Surnames: KNITTLE NETTLE GILLAPP I am looking for inforamation on Susan Knittle and her family. brothers and sisters, Mary, Daniel, Rebecca, and James. Last name may could be Nettle.
Also looking for information on John Henry Gillapp. His wife was Susan Knittle. Children were Henry, Eliza, James, William, Edward, Emily Rosella, and Charles.
Posted by Bob Jennings <email@example.com> on Fri, 16 Oct 1998, in response to KNITTLE NETTLE GILLAPP , posted by Kathy Burkhardt on Wed, 14 Oct 1998
Surnames: Farley, Goff Searching for names of children of the Laurence and Mary Farley family. They, Laurence, Mary and daughter Mary arrived in Stephenson County from County Meath, Ireland in 1853. They farmed in Freeport⁄Waddams Grove area until about 1860 or later when they moved to Dakota Territory. They had several more children.
Posted by Bonnie Fletcher Eggert <firstname.lastname@example.org> on Wed, 14 Oct 1998
Surnames: STAAS KOENEKE Looking for info on the names STAAS and KOENEKE (or KONAKA or any of the many other variant spellings). J. (John) Philip KOENEKE married Sophie Dorothy STAAS on 02 September 1868 in Freeport, Illinois. Pastor Hoefer was the minister (what church?). Both were born in Germany, J. Philip arriving in USA in 1858 and Sophie in 1868. I have birth dates for both, but do not have exact birth places, parents, or siblings. Would appreciate any information or leads. Thanks.
Posted by sharon kay abels <email@example.com> on Wed, 14 Oct 1998
Surnames: KRUEGER LOOS SCHLEICH NEUMAN ABELS looking for information on the following names in Stephenson Co. IL