November 1997 Queries


Bill Hoskins Fri, 28 Nov 1997 12:21:21

TOWER; Stephenson County, Ill., USA, ca. 1850-. Reuben TOWER, born 28 October 1795 at Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, died Erin Township, Stephenson County, Illinois 03 April 1880. He married Dorothy DAY on 01 January 1824 at Huron County, Ohio. Dorothy was born 30 May 1799 at Dorset, Bennington County, Vermont and died November 1859 at Stephenson County, Illinois. Reuben and Dorothy were married 01 Jnuary 1824 at Huron County, Ohio and moved to Stephenson County about 1850. Their children were: Marcus, Amasa, Angeline, Susan, Edwin, and Catherine G. all born in Ohio; Mary, Sarah A., and Francis R. all born Illinois. Francis (Frank) R. married Mary L. BACON of Wisconsin on 12 December 1859 and they had one child, Rose E., born 29 September 1870. I would like to contact any descendants of this TOWER family. I have much genealogical material I'll exchange

.Allen Johnson Sat, 22 Nov 1997 16:24:23
Seeking obituary for and descendants of Vernena DOW HOOKER, the daughter of George W. DOW and Elmina VANDERHEYDEN. She was born April 1892, probably in Pearl City, and died at Cedarville in October 1982. She was the wife of Glen HOOKER. Their daughter Betty Jean HOOKER was born 5 November 1919 and died 28 February 1989 in Cedarville. Before her death, Vernena had apparently collected a great deal of information regarding the DOW family of Stockton, Jo Daviess Co. Any "cousins" out there?

David Henson Tue, 18 Nov 1997 16:40:25
KLOSTER - We are looking for John R KLOSTER, born in IL, possibly in Rock Run Township. He had married Jennie (Jane) Horr from MN (first wife), then he married her sister, Kate L HORR in 1902 in Wilmot, SD. He married Jennie about 1885 but we don't know where they were married. Who are John's parents, siblings, and did his family own land in Rock Run Township? And what is his death date and burial place? Any information is appreciated. Our e-mail address is:

Ellie Burch       Fri, 07 Nov 1997 23:02:18
James Edward DURST b 1852 Centre Co, PA; census 1870 - Buckeye Twp, Stephenson Co, IL; mar 1875 Orangeville, Stephenson Co, Il to Jennie E. COATES
Jacob b about 1876
All b Stephenson Co.

James joined the Masonic order while in Stephenson Co. He disappeared about 1879 and is next found on a marriage license in Livingston Co, MO using the name James Jessie (a name he used until shortly before he died in 1924 when he had gone back to his real name).

I would like information on what happened to the "first" family.

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