Queries: Apr 1998 - Jun 1998

Andrew Kirby
Mary LOVE (b. 15 Aug 1846-Scotland, d. 10 Oct 1881-Jeff. Co. Iowa) was the grandmother of former Senator George McGovern. In ca. 1867, she married Thomas McGOVERN (b. ca. 1845-England, d. ?). They had 6 children: Joseph C. (b. 1868 PA, Sen. McGovern's father), Jennie (b. 1869 PA), Ellen (b. 1871 PA), Thomas (b. 1875 IL), Annie (b. 1877 IL), and George (b. 1879 IA). Thomas probably met Mary in IL (Knox Co.) or PA about 1865 give or take a few years, but the location of their marriage is unknown. When Mary died, Thomas died shortly after, and the children went through extreme hardship. The youngest son, George (b. 1879), was put up for adoption to a KING family living near Des Moines; I believe this KING family came from Knox Co. because there was a George KING and Kate McGOVERN who were married in Knox Co. 1873, and later moved to Des Moines. Thomas McGOVERN (b. 1845) was the eldest son of Joseph McGOVERN (b1818-Ireland, d. 1864-Knox Co., IL). Joseph married Julia (Ann) COURTNEY and purchased a farm in the early 1850s near Galesburg; his brother James McGOVERN (b. 1826-Ireland, d. 1913-Galesburg), purchased adjacent farmland and by 1860 and these two McGOVERN families lived side by side. When Joseph died, his wife remarried to a Peter McCONNEL. If Kate (McGOVERN) KING was the daughter of Joseph McGOVERN and Julia (Ann) COURTNEY (they had a daughter named Catherine, b. 1851), then the mystery will be solved as to what happened to Senator George McGovern's uncle George. Is there anyone who can help with any part of the following? Thomas McGOVERN - Mary LOVE marriage (1867?, where?). Marriage of 'Kate' McGOVERN and George KING (M. 1873). Parents of Kate McGOVERN (b. 1851?). Death of Thomas McGOVERN (b. 1845). Death of George McGOVERN (b. 1879).

JF Trauth
I believe my g g grandfather's name was August Frederick Christianer, Sr. He had a daughter, Jennie Belle, born in Abingdon, 10 May 1858. In 1904 he was living at 1025 West 13th St. I do not know if that was Abingdon! He mentioned in a letter that he was in Abingdon for 45 years so perhaps by 1904 he had already moved to be with his children in Iowa. He apparently was City Clerk when Mr Trovilo was Mayor if that is of significance chronologically. Also, he was a "school director" at one time.

Maxine Bickham
I am descended from Louis F. Koons b 1827 Germany and his wife Catherine Louisa Rech, b 1829 Germany who lived in North Henderson, Mercer Co, IL. Their daughter, my grandmother was Anna Margaret Koons who married Peter John Anderson in Knox Co, IL. Would like to correspond with anyone also researching these families
George E. Lindquist b 1876 in Galesburg, married Jenny Attoria Anderson, b1879 in Sweden, on 30 Jul 1898 in Galesburg, Knox Co, IL. They had at least 2 sons, Walter Raymond and Stanley.Would like to correspond with anyone researching this family or has any knowledge of them. Both George and Jenny are buried in Galesburg, Knox Co.
Am trying to locate information about Gust (August) Johnson who lived in Knox Co, IL and married Christina Mathilda Anderson (b 29 Dec 1870 in Sweden) probably in Knox Co, IL. Have been unable to locate correct marriage record for them yet. Christina died in 1961 and is buried in Galesburg, IL.

Bruce Hunt
I'm am trying to find out information concerning my greatgrandfather - William H. Dean. He enlisted on October 20, 1861 and served with Company K in the 55th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. I do have a list of battles and dates when the infantry was supposed to be engaged, but am interested in regimental history.

Barbara Blake-Krebs
Nancy (ROBSON) (b. Seneca ca 1810, lived Italy Hollow, Yates, NY as child; d. 1871 Abingdon, Knox, IL) m. Asabel HARRIES. They settled in Goshen, Stark City, IL, "five miles distant from any neighbors on 640 acres in a rich community, and owned other land in Missouri and Kansas. They had 11 children: Joseph, James. Isaac, Charles, Almeron, Thomas, Phillis, George, Mary, David, & Dewitt. I am seeking descendants of this couple.

Laureen Johnson
Looking for any info on Olive Gould born 1880 in Schuyler Co., IL. Went by the name of Ollie. She married Oliver Elisha Webb. I am also trying to find any info on Olive's father Warner Gould. Warner must have been born around 1850.

Eileen Nelson
I'm looking for families connected to Joseph DRIFFILL, 1811, and MaryMESSENGER, 1822. The family moved to IL abt 1855 from NY. Their children are: Jane m James JONES, Wm m Sarah E CHURCHILL, Ann m Leland SALTS, Joseph Jr m Melissa BROWN, John Henry m Josephine CHURCHILL, Daniel m Matilda REED, Mary m John W REED, and Harriet. Some of the families lived in Knox and Warren counties. The CHURCHILLS lived in Henderson and the DRIFFILLS lived for a while in Shanghai.

Terry Ratcliff
Looking for descendants of Charles Weingartner, who was born in Burlington IA around 1858. He moved to Galesburg sometime after 1880. His parents were Engelbert and Elizabeth Weingartner. He had a sister, Rosetta Weingartner Whalen (my great grandmother), and a brother, Engelbert, who owned a grocery store in Burlington.

Eileen Nelson
I'm looking for descendants of Joseph DRIFFILL and Mary MESSENGER m Brooklyn, NY 1840. The family moved to Shanghai around 1855. Their children were Jane m James JONES; Wm m Sarah CHURCHILL; Ann m Leland SALTS; Joseph m Melissa BROWN; John m Josephine CHURCHILL; Daniel m Matilda REED; Harriet, Mary m John REED.

Jeff Wallick
WALLICK/WALLICH Family. Have a large database on this family which migratedfrom PA (mid 1800s). Will share info.

Tim Andrews
I am seeking information on the descendants of John HOBBS (probably born after 1862 in the Oneida area) and his wife Grace ANDREWS (b. Feb 28 1852 in Scotland). Their children were William H. (b. Jun 11, 1874), Maggie W. (b. Feb 14, 1876), Grace Kirk (b. Jan 22, 1880), David H. (b. Sep 2, 1881), Thomas M. (Dec 19, 1884?), Claud A. (b. Aug 16, 1884?), and Fannie R. (b. Nov. 3, 1887). Grace Kirk's family and Thomas are buried in the Oneida Cemetery. Grace Kirk married Clyde CULVER.

Marlene Ricci
Am looking for any descendants of Albert LYDDON (1851-1925) and Matilda SMITH of Henderson Township. Children were Fred LYDDON m. Nettie ARMSTRONG, Elmer LYDDON m. Chloe MEREDITH, Ollie Kate LINE, Ray LYDDON m. Goldie SWIGART, Alta May LYDDON married James Talbert MIKEL and Minnie LYDDON. Would like help in putting the family together.

Marlene Ricci
Am looking for any descendant of Sarah Alice ADAMS (1869-1952) m. James C. RITTENHOUSE. They had four children: Wallace, Mable, Grace and James Theodore. Would like to include you in the James ADAMS/Sarah MILLER story.(4-98)

Tom Cadell
Seeking information on family of Martha HENDRICKS, b. 1823 in Indiana, died, 1903 in Henderson, Knox Co., IL. Her obit states she was a member of the Latter Day Saints, but it is not clear whether she was member of the main church or the Reorganized church. Martha was married to William DAVES in about 1843 and they had thirteen children, four of whom fought in the 57th Ill. Inf.: one was killed in action. Any information about siblings of Martha or the names of her parents would be appreciated. I have quite a bit of information on her children. Martha and William DAVES were my great grandparents on my father's side. (4-98)

Joyce Kelly
Nace (Ignatious) BENSTON was from the town of Maquon, Il. working as a plasterer prior to his enlistment on March 31, 1864. In 1867 he married Emma PITMAN, daughter of John PITMAN and Harriet Brown (McMERTRY) PITMAN of Warren County. (5-98)

Cindy Greer
Lula Belle Mickle Florence disappeared from Galesburg, Ill. sometime after 1916. She may have divorced her husband Earl Florence who worked on the railroad. She may also have remarried an English tobacco salesman named Kenneth Regan. (5-98)

Robert Macoubrie
Martin Baldwin was on the 1860 Knox County, Illinois Census in Indian Point Twsp. His wife's name was Eliza. I think that she possibly died while living there. Martin moved to Linn County, Kansas in 1868 or 1869. He moved there around 1852-54. He was married to another woman when the 1870 Census was taken in Kansas. Any information on Martin or his wife would be helpful. (5-98)

Kim Eckberg
I am looking for information on Mary Frisbie. She was born in Galesburg, IL. on4-30-1896. Her parents are Edward or Frank Frisbie b.Sept. 26,1859 d. 2-25-1914. m. Ida Frisbie b. 7-9-1870 d. 5-23-1948. Her brother and sisters: Herbert, Gertrude, Joshua, and Will. (5-98)

Jane Sarles
Looking for information about Amanda Mayo Riley, who died in Knox County (Galesburg, I think) in 1908. Need to know where she was born and her parents names. Also names of siblings. Would like to contact anyone descended from this lady. She had a Mayo family bible that has information which would solve a long-standing puzzle for several of us Mayo researchers. (5-98

Donna Meszaros
I'm looking for ancestors and descendants of Commodore Perry Morris, who was married to Eda Palmer in Fayette Co., IN in 1820. His birthplace has variously been given as VA, OH, IN, or England. He died in Linn Co., MO in 1838. Children were:
1. Rachel, m. Alexander Casteel; resided Henderson Co., IL
2. Jane D., m. Jeremiah K. Rust, Lewis Huff; resided Henderson Co., IL and Pottawattamie Co., IA
3. Sarah, m. Jacob Underwood, Morris Wilder; resided Rock Island Co., IL
4. Mary Ann, m. David Blackart; resided Henderson Co., IL and Gage Co., NE
5. Benjamin, m. Sarah Dill; resided Henderson Co., IL, Pottawattamie Co., IA, Boone Co., NE, and Sonoma Co., CA
6. Lewis, m. Mary Wax; resided Henderson Co., IL
7. William Henry, m. Harriet Layton, Mary E. Kinzer, Reba Robbins; resided Henderson Co., IL, Pottawattamie Co., IA, and Boone Co., NE
8. James Perry, m. Phoebe Rust, Lavina Layton, Sarah Fisher Johns, Carrie Louden; resided Henderson Co., IL, Pottawattamie Co., IA, and Boone Co., NE
The family moved from IN to Knox Co., IL about 1828. Perry purchased land in sections 14 and 23 of what is now Orange Twp. in 1835. In 1837, a William Morris purchased land in section 26, John Morris purchased land in section 33, and Samuel Morris purchased land in sections 28 and 33. Were they related to Perry? (5-98)

Seeking more information on the Samuel LONGWELL family of Maquon, Knox Co IL from 1852-1950. Samuel married Harriet CASTLE of Syracuse NY in 1852, and they both lived in Maquon til their deaths. Children were : Frances Henry, WIlliam Brunton, George Merle, EllaNora (DAVIS), Mervin Oscar, Nellie (McWILLIAMS), Thomas Charles.
Thomas married Grace CHAMBERS, and had a daughter HAZEL in about 1894. They divorced in Knox Co in 1897, and Grace remarried Howard BRIGHT. Grace kept custody of the daughter, Hazel. We would like to find out what happened to Hazel. Thomas remarried a girl from Schuyler Co IL, Etta "May" Louisa INGRAM in 1897 (they married in Washington Co Iowa but came back to Knox CO to live). A son, Charles Forrest LONGWELL was born in ? on April 15, 1898. "May" and Thomas LONGWELL divorced in Knox Co in 1900. Thomas kept custody of Charles, and May married C H WAGNER in Monmouth, Warren Co IL in 1903.
We are desperate to find out what happened to our Grandmother, May Ingram Longwell WAGNER.

Kim Whitehead
Frank J. Hiner (b. 11Nov1868) m. Adelma Rozetta Sargeant (b. 11Nov1877 Dahinda IL) 7Nov1894 Galesburg IL. Frank died 10 Oct1949 Carrol IA. Issue born Nebraska. (5-98)

Jeff Wolfe
Jess Carter Wolfe born July 19, 1897 or 1896 in Maquon, ILL. Please send me any information you may have on this person. He is my grandfather.(5-98)

Christine Murcia
Clarence Andrew Edwards, son of Joseph James Edwards and Esther Rachel Huffman, born October 5, 1915. His marriage record says he was born in Lafayette, but Stark County doesn't have it. Esther was from Geneseo. (5-98)

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