Queries: Sep 1998 - Dec 1998

Jay Kay
Van Tuyle
Looking for any information on three brothers; J.B. Van Tuyle, G.P. Van Tuyle, I.K. Van Tuyle. These three men show up on the 1860 census of Galesburg, Knox Co. Illinois with occupation as Lightning Rod Peddlers all from NY. Because of age POB, J.B. Van Tuyle may be my great gradfather John Berger Van Tuyle. Any Information would be appreciated. (9-98)

Brian Phelps
Thaddeus Merrill PHELPS b: 4 Oct 1856, Wataga, L, d 13 May 1932, Los Angeles, Los Angeles,Ca, m. Sarah Jerusha ADAMS b: Painesville, Lake, Ohio. (9-98)

Shirley Dicks
I am searching for my Greatgrandfather Sylvester Higgins. My Grandfather's name was Beecher Eliza Higgins and my father's name Ward Elias Higgins. They were both born in Rio, Knox Co. IL (9-98)

Seeking information on th RANDALL and IRONS families. My 6th g-grandfather was Edwin RANDALL and he had a son James Madison RANDALL b.26 Feb 1846 at St. Augustine,Knox Co.IIlinios. James married Amanda Sophia IRONS. Amanda father my 6th g-grandfather was Eseck IRONS. Any help wuold be great! (9-98)

Terry L. Moore
My paternal grandparents, Roy MOORE and Laura BOWLIN, were married on August 15, 1899 in Altona, Knox County, Illinois. The ceremony was performed by Laura's father, Reverend A. M. (possible A. Marshall) BOWLIN. I lost track of he and his wife Rhoda (SMITH) after Laura's wedding, and I am wondering if A. M. BOWLIN and/or his wife Rhoda (SMITH) passed away in or around Altona. (9-98)

Alice Gless
Looking for any info on this WHITE family, came in group from Lancashire England around 1850 to Ohio, then Piatt County, IL then some to Knox County, IL: John WHITE, d America 6 Feb 1868 and wife Jane UNKNOWN had the following children: Joseph, b 16 Jun 1836 died infancy; James b 13 Jun 1848, d 30 Mar 1884; Joseph; Benjamin, b 6 Oct 1844, d 2 Apr 1891 never married; Thomas, b 15 Feb 1847, d 3 Nov 1903; William, b 15 Feb 1854; and John H, b 27 Nov 1856, d 11 Jun 1915 (all born Eng). Second gen: three children (two unknown) and Johnnie children of James; Ben, Alva, Annie, children of Joseph; Minnie, Charles, Mary, children of Thomas (my line); and Earl, Ray Jane and Esther, children of John H. I am especially interested in descendants (some may not be listed) of children NOT of my line; however, any information concerning this WHITE family most welcomed. (9-98)

Melanie Brown
I am looking for Jesse Lee Baughman married Eva Maye ? Baughman in the 1800's They had five children ;Harold , Claire, Russell, Leo,and Garnet. Harold is my grandfather. (8-98)

Patricia Stegall Frantz
I am looking for information on my great-grandfather, Solomon (or Solmon) Stegall born around 1850?? and married Belle Dickerson on March 30, 1897 most likely in Knox County. Any and all info would be greatly appreciated. (9-98)

J. Brewer
I am looking for an obit. of ADAM BREWER B.DEC 8, 1798---- D,1880 in Knoxville , Il and buried in Knoxville cem. also an obit. of his wife Mary Johnson BREWER B. cec 11, 1799 d. 1881 in Knoxville ,IL (9-98)

John O'Brien wife Esther G. Had a total of 12 Children: Eliza, Esther, James, Samuel, Catherine married James BUTLER, Mary married Morris FRIEDBERG, Peter, Rosetta (Rose) married Solomon SPEAR, Ann married HERZOG, Amelia (Millie) married Moses EPPSTEINER, Edward married Jenny ?, and Rachel married SHAFFNER. My O'BRIEN family came over from Liverpool on the passenger ship "SERAPHINE" May 6, 1848 and arrived in the Port of NY on Oct 9th the family then moved to Galesburg, IL. (9-98)

Dana Weeden
Looking for information on Alfred Penn WEEDEN, his wife Eleanor LUCAS WEEDEN, daughter Annake WEEDEN, and his grandson, Alexander O. DONASON. Alfred Penn Weeden (b. ca 1782) is found in the 1840 Knox County, IL Census (Haw Creak Township). Alfred migrated to the area some time around 1839 from Belmont County, OH. Alfred is said to have died in Knox County on Jan. 25, 1847. After the death of Alfred, his wife Eleanor moved back to Ohio. Alfred's daughter, Annake, married George W. Simkins on Dec. 12, 1841. I would guess Annake was born some time around 1823. Alfred's grandson, Alexander O. Donason was born on Oct. 10, 1834. I assume his mother was Kirdelia (Cordella) Weeden. Alexander moved to Knox County with his grandparents and at the age of 12 (coincides with Alfred's death) engaged to work by the month for Benona SIMPKINS for seven years. Alexander married Ann M. BARBERO on Mar. 11, 1855. Alexander's children are: Nathan, Jack (m. Minnie SYLVESTER), Calista G. (m. Samuel LOVE), Charles (m. Ada SIMPKINS), Fred, Frank and Katie.Alexander served his township as Supervisor and held several minor offices. Are George W. Simkins, Benona Simpkins and Ada Simpkins related? (9-98)

Janice Taylor
Henry HAWLEY, b. 1810 in Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., VT or in Oneida Co., NY. d. 17 Apr 1877 in Knoxville, Knox Co., IL. Married Sarah Jane WESTERFIELD on 3 Apr 1841,NY? She was born 1818 and died 1902 in Knoxville, Knox Co., IL. Their daughter, Sarah Jane HAWLEY, b. 1 Jul 1854, Oneida Co., NY?, d. 2 Jul 1934, DeLong, Knox Co., IL., married William Marion MCCOY on 25 Oct 1879. Sarah and William had a son named Charles William MCCOY, b. 10 Jul 1883, DeLong, Knox Co., IL, d. 26 Oct 1919, DeLong, Knox Co., IL. He married Esther Mae CRAMER on 24 Nov 1910 in DeLong, Knox Co., IL. (9-98)

Freda Summer
John West, b. Mar. 3, 1809 in Va. Married Elizabeth George abt. 1831, she was b. 1801 in Pa., they moved first to Highland Co., Ohio, then to Knox Co., Ill. where both are said to be buried. (9-98)

Diane Riner Berry
Looking for anyone researching BARCLAY of Knox Co. I have a Dora BARCLAY b. 1864 Liverpool, Knox Co., IL married Nathan BERRY . (9-98)

Bonnie Pillers
I'm looking for information on Alfred MATSON born 26 Dec 1877 Sweden to Nels MATSON and Anna NIELSON, died 20 July 1940, married Nancy VANGILDER 19 Jan 1901. Nancy was born 20 Jun 1882 to Wesley VANGILDER and Susan SMITH. Children are Nellie born 25 Jan 1902 Rio IL, Grace born 16 Mar 1907 Rio IL, ZoeAnne born 11 Aug 1913 Rio IL, Melvin born 30 Jul 1915 Erie IL. (10-98)

Jane Rhyne
Interested in BRUNER FAMILY. Am a descendant of Bruner's who came from Kentucky to Knox and Warren Counties. Jane Rhyne El Dorado KS 67042 (10-98)

Bruce & Peggy Haseltine  jstpeg68@gmail.com
I'm looking for information about Charles Lester Heseltine whose son Charles Augustus Heseltine was born in Galesburg, IL on August 17, 1889. C. Lester married Amelia Schick in Galesburg; she was from Aerfert, Germany. Maybe there is some information in a wedding or birth announcement? (10-98)

G.A. Taylor
looking for ancestors of Wyart Taylor, Jr. (July 17, 1943 - November 5, 1973) born to Wyart Taylor, Sr. and Catherine Balckert in Galesburg, IL ... Paternal grandmother was Johnnie Taylor... moved the family to St. Louis MO... grandfather's name unknown... (10-98)

Cindy Courtier
Robert Taylor MAXEY, son of Claiborne MAXEY and Ridley R. NIXON, married Lydia FOSTER on Jan 30, 1985 in Knox County. They had at least one son, George Taylor MAXEY who married Clara Elizabeth BURNAUGH on Dec. 24 1873, also in Knox County. I am looking for information on Lydia FOSTER's parents. I have quite a bit of information on the Maxey family, which I am willing to share. (10-98)

John Seymour
I am researching my family history in the Yates City area of Knox County, Illinois. Betty Jane Jordan married (1) Samuel T. Oberholtzer in 1872. They had a son, Samuel M. Oberholtzer born in 1874 in Yates City, Illinois. She married (2) Thomas McCoy sometime before 1879. Betty Jane Jordan was the daughter of a Methodist minister in Yates City, Illinois in the 1870's. His name was Elias L. Jordan his wife's name was Phylura (Marshall). The Jordan family moved to Illinois from New York sometime between 1845 and 1852. They lived first in Mokena, Will County, Illinois from 1852 until at least 1862. (10-98)

Cathi Stephens

Where did Washington THORNBRUGH die in Knox Co., IL ?. Family history says he died in 1853 somewhere in Knox County. Washington was born abt. 1820 in Indiana and he married Elizabeth GIBSON before 1842. Elizabeth is said to have died in 1849 perhaps in Green Co., IL. Their children were; William B. b. 22 May 1842 in IL - James Madison b. 12 January 1846 in Knox Co., IL - George L. b. unknown. Washington's sister, Elizabeth (THORNBRUGH) HOUSH lived with her husband David HOUSH and their children in Haw Creek Twp. for many years. Elizabeth & David married 1827 in Putnam Co., IN and moved to Knox County in 1836. Elizabeth d. 20 August 1901 in Haw Creek and David d. 24 May 1879 in Haw Creek. Did Washington THORNBRUGH live near his sister in Haw Creek Twp.? Is that where he died in 1853? (10-98)

Mary Anne Fontaine

I am looking for info on Perry families living near Herman Knox C. Ill. JAMES PERRY and FLORA E. SMITH PERRY from Zanesville Muskingum Co. Oh. Their daughter MARY ICYANN(ICEAM,ICEAN)PERRY m JOHN HATFIELD in Dec. 26,1887.They were my gr grandparents. I am interested in finding out more about JAMES PERRY'S parents and any siblings. (10-98)

Jane Sarles
Searching for any information about Amanda MAYO RILEY who died in Knox County 22 Feb 1908. Especially need names of her siblings. (10-98)

Melissa Ogle
BUTTERFIELD in Knox Co., Ill. - Galesburg area - known to be in the area 1850-1855-1860-1865 census (11-98)

Lynnette Davis
1 [1] Moses Smith b: 1815 in Ohio d: May 17, 1886 in Adams Co., IA - burial Old Quincy Cemetery, Adams Co., IA
+Rachel Ratcliff b: 1816 in Ohio d: 1861 in Adams Co., IA - burial Old Quincy Cemetery, Adams Co., IA
...... 2 Mary Ann Smith b: 1842 in Ohio
...... 2 Edom Arron Smith b: 1844 in Knox Co., IL
...... 2 Hannah Elizabeth Smith b: April 04, 1846 in Knox Co., IL d: May 05, 1908 in Cromwell, Adams Co., IA - burial Brooks Cemetery, Adams Co., IA
.......... +John B. Chaney m: May 28, 1865 in Adams Co., IA d: in Adams Co., IA - burial Brooks Cemetery, Adams Co., IA
...... 2 Matilda Jane Smith b: January 15, 1856 in Adams Co., IA d: May 26, 1950 in Hansen, Adams Co., NE at daughter, Charity's home
.......... +Charles Wesley Benight b: March 10, 1846 in Terra Haute, Vigo Co., IN m: November 21, 1872 d: October 31, 1911 in Juniata, Adams Co., NE - burial Oakland Cemetery, Adams Co., IA
*2nd Wife of [1] Moses Smith: +Ruanne Ireland (11-98)

Tom Cadell
Seeking information about DAVES or HENDRICKS families in Knox County from about 1855 to present. William and Martha DAVES (nee HENDRICKS) lived for a short time in Kelly Twnshp, Warren County and then in Henderson, Henderson Twnshp, Knox County from about 1855 until their deaths (William in 1887 and Martha in 1903). William and Martha are both buried in Henderson Cemetery. They had thirteen children. Four of the boys fought in the Civil War (one was killed in battle). Any information would be appreciated. Mary Jane DAVES, the daughter of William and Martha, married Alexander Bell in Monmouth, Warren County, in 1864. They had seven children. (11-98)

J. C. Penman
William W. PENMAN is listed as a boarder with John WAGNER in the 1880 Maquon Village census. Has anyone come across his name anywhere else? (11-98)

David B. Berry
I'm seeking information about ISAIAH BERRY who is listed in the Land Sale records as having purchased 40 acres of land (Federal Sale) in Knox County, 12/11/1855, Sec. 4, T12N, R3E. I am hoping for a connection between this ISAIAH BERRY and GEORGE W. BERRY who lived in Washington Twp, Warren County 1860's-1880's.

GEORGE W. BERRY, wife CATHERINE and "son" WILLIAM SANFORD BERRY are listed on page 30, 1870 Census of Monmouth Twp exclusive of City of Monmouth, Warren Co. They are also listed on page 6, 1880 Census of Monmouth Twp exclusive of City of Monmouth, Warren Co., as J.W.. Berry, age 48, farmer, b. Kentucky...wife Catherine, age 38, keeps house, b. Ohio...son William, age 13, at school, b. Indiana.

GEORGE W. BERRY was not WILLIAM S. BERRY's real father. William's real parents were ISAIAH BERRY, b.abt. 1820 in Kentucky and SUSAN D. BURRESS, b.abt 1834-35 in Kentucky, married June 2, 1853 Washington Twp., Daviess County, Indiana. ISAIAH BERRY and SUSAN BURRESS BERRY had at least 3 children: daughter SARAH, b.abt 1857, IN, daughter ALICE b.abt 1859, IN, and WILLIAM S. BERRY, b. Dec. 1866, Washington Twp, Daviess County, IN.

ISAIAH BERRY died of TB just prior to WILLIAM's birth and mother SUSAN D. BURRESS BERRY died of TB Dec. 1866/Jan 1867 right after WILLIAM's birth. Family oral history says the girls, SARAH and ALICE, died of TB prior to 1866 and a pipe smoking grandmother from Kentucky took infant WILLIAM S. BERRY by wagon to Monmouth, Illinois area farm of ISAIAH's childless brother GEORGE W. BERRY(?) and wife. (11-98)

Eugene Hunter
My great grandparents. W. H. (Lewis) Wilks came from England and died about 1886 in Knox County Illinois. He Married Elizabeth Ingram before 1877 in England who died about 1884 in Knox County, Illinois. Their three children became orphans Sena born about 1876, married a Mike Brady about 1894 in Illinois. She died about 1900 in Illinois. Maxwell Roy Wilks was born June 10, 1877 in Knox County, Illinois. William Harry Wilks was born November 17, 1879 in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. Any information would be greatly appreciated. (11-98)

Patti Smith
I am looking for any relatives or ancestors of Virgil and Mary (Godsil) Crow who lived in Galesburg, IL in the late 1930's (12-98)

Richard Lochbaum
LOCHBAUM/LOCKBAUM searching for any information on the descendants of Joseph Lochbaum and Kezia Lemmon. Joe and Kezia settled in Knoxville, Knox Co., IL in the 1840s, moving from Franklin Co., PA. They had seven children; Daniel, Samuel, Andrew, Solomon, Joseph, Aaron and Arminta Jane. The last info I have on any of the children is on Daniel, who moved to Peoria, IL. (12-98)

Roxanne (Clingenpeel) Cole
My gr grandfather was born in Knoxville, Knox County Illinois around 1857. His name was John Clingenpeel son of Allen Clingenpeel and Sarah Carey. Any information would be appreciated!( 12-98)

Nancy Christenson
My husband's grandfather was Alfred W. Christenson last known in Galesburg area in the 1930's.his wife Odga S. Hemmingson died in 1911 in Spokane, WA. any information about where he went about that time (basically after his parents died, John and Christina Christenson.) I have their marriage certificate from Knox and Odga's info thru the help of the Lutheran church in Galesburg. They noted that Alfred's membership was dropped. Also looking for Hemmingson's Odga's parents were H.G. Hemmingson and Hannah Wesselleaf. both born in Sweden and if they stayed in Galesburg area died @1870's. (12-98)

June Jacobs Jordan
JACOBS, Commodore Perry
I am trying to locate anyone who has or is researching Commodore Perry Jacobs. He was born 4 May 1848. His father was Jacob Jacobs and they came from Ohio. (12-98)

Pat Wilson

Does anyone have information on Andrew Wilson and Susan Vickery married Feb. 9, 1870 in Knox Co. Illinois? I'm mainly looking for parent's and or siblings of these 2.
Susan was born abt. 1855 in IL, Andrew was born abt. 1841 in OH (12-98)

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