FEBRUARY 1997 Queries

Prudence Danforth      Sun Feb 9 11:17:34 1997

Hello, My mother, Nancy Jane SEACHRIST, was born, on October 9, 1924, and raised in Freeport. Her mother was Gladys DORN of Orangeville and her father was Harry J. SEACHRIST of Pearl City. Unfortunately, both of my parents have passed away and I have no other living relatives (that I am aware) with information on my grandmother or grandfather and their respective families. Any information that would help me would be wonderful, as my researching is hampered by the fact that I live in New York. Thank You,

Karen McCulloch      Wed Feb 12 18:02:18 1997
MCCULLOCH, WHITE, CHENEY, BUPP. I am searching these surnames in Stephenson County, IL and would like to exchange information with other researchers.
Rita Lace      Thu Mar 6 07:18:38 1997
We are searching Stephenson County for the children of Walter MILLER and Polly SALESBURY. Walter and Polly are both buried in the Eleroy cemetery. Their children Harriet (Mrs. Layton BEATLEY) was in Galesberg, IL and Janet (Mrs. ? REBER) was living near Eleroy, IL. Other children: Dexter, Prudence, Amanda, Rozette, Salem, Morris, Gaylord, Amelia and Adelia (twins). Also need parents of Walter Miller and Polly Salesbury. The time frame would be 1850-60.
John Stewart      Wed Mar 5 05:22:55 1997
I am researching the following families of Stephenson County and would like to share information with interested parties: BOWER, HAINES, HENDRICK(S), ILGEN, MANNING, MCNAIR, SHERK, STA(N⁄M)BAUGH John M. Stewart, e-mail: johns2rt@aol.com
Dennis M. Busic      Thu Feb 27 21:00:56 1997
Looking for any information regarding RITZMAN family name. Martin William b:4⁄11⁄1844 in Union Co. PA near Milton, PA lived in Waterloo IA, Black Hawk Co. and then lived in Orangeville, IL Stephenson Co. Married Mary Magdeline DERSHAM 2⁄7⁄1868. He died 5⁄28⁄1916. His children include George Washington RITZMAN b:abt 1870 married Viola GULLICKSON, Laura Belle b:10⁄6⁄1872, Alice b:abt 1874, Albert b: 1877, Maude Sarah b: 5⁄30⁄1883, Leon S. b: 6⁄19⁄1886, Harvey Samuel b: 8⁄2⁄1879, Effie Viola b:9⁄16⁄1888, Hazel M. b: 8⁄13⁄1892.
Ken Nordtvedt      Fri Feb 28 20:00:44 1997
My Stephenson Co IL query concerning KOSIER and PENTICOFF families should have my email address corrected. I recently had to change internet providers. My correct address is kennordtvedt@imt.net
J. PHILLIPS      Sun Feb 23 22:17:02 1997
I am looking for ancestry of Martha Ellen HOWE b. 11-08-1861, in IL. Her Father's name is James M. HOWE b. 1835, in IL. I have been told her mother was an Indian, but I do not know which tribe. My mother thinks she was Cherokee. I am not sure that they were from Stephenson County. I had two leads, Stephenson and Cook Co.'s. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your help. J. Phillips
Kathlyn Neumann      Sat Feb 22 14:15:28 1997
I'm researching all NILES families. I would like to hear from anyone who has a Niles in their families. My line was from RI to IL. Nathaniel NILES married Penelope GREENE in RI ca 1816, and lived 1st in S.Kingstown,RI, ca 1840 moved to Providence Co. RI. Their son: Jeremiah  Mary E. HASTINGS married 1842 in Smithfield, Prov. Co. RI. moved to Stephenson Co. IL ca 1853.
Ed Harkness Fri Feb 21 22:22:55 1997

I am researching the HARKNESS line in Ogle County from about 1855 to 1875. In particular I'm tracking my g-g-g-grandfather, Thomas Harkness, b. abt. 1809 in Ireland. His son, Robert, married Charlotte LOGAN in Stephenson Co., IL, in 1866.

Robert Hicks      Fri Feb 21 16:41:36 1997
Information on James HICKS, Death record, cemetery record. Thank You. Oct.25,1848 Conneaut Reporter. "Died in Winslow, Stephenson Co. Ill. Oct. 12 James HICKS. The deceased was for more than thirty years a resident of this township, and emigrated to Illinois about three years since. In all the relations of life he shared the respect of our citizens and was among the pioneers who first settled in the vicinity. But he has gone to rest, and swells the list of departed pioneers, whose acts of benevolence and the memory of whom is cherished by the community that feel afflicted in his loss, and do offer their condolence to his bereaved family and relatives." Conneaut Ohio news.
Tracey Donohue      Fri Feb 21 15:15:11 1997

RAHORN, RAYHORN, DAVIDSON, STEWART, NEASE, HIGLEY, CROGAN I am searching for any information dealing with EVERHART and Eliza Davidson RAHORN (RAYHORN) and their decendants. They are recorded in the 1860 census from Stephenson County. I am a direct decendant of Everhart and would appreciate any information I can get. George CROGAN lived with the family and it has been hard to locate information on him. Thanks! Tracey, Virginia Beach, VA

Michael Froning      Thu Feb 20 09:41:30 1997
I'm looking for any information on the FRONING surname. My relatives have lived in Freeport, Illinois since the mid 1800's. If you have any information on the Froning's I would love to share notes. Here are some specific names that are of interest to me: Hermann Froning, Frederick Froning, August Froning, Adolph Froning. To the best of my knowledge, they all resided in Freeport during the 1800's.
Chuck Johnson      Wed Feb 19 16:30:03 1997
I am researching a Samuel SMITH who died in Lancaster, Stephenson County, Illinois on 19 November 1878. He is believed to have been born in Augusta County, Virginia. He was a freight hauler. Any information on Samuel would be greatly appreciated.
Keith Cunday      Tue Feb 18 06:18:03 1997
Sarah Jane LAMB, Born 1836 Vigo County, IN m. William WEAVER about 1864 in Stephenson county, IL. Would like to know where they moved to after marriage in Illinois.
Paul Steven      Wed Feb 5 19:58:33 1997
Compiling history of SWISHER descendants and information regarding this surname would be appreciated. Can help with origins of many SWISHER SWITZER families.
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