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Nancy Rudolph Tue Sep  9, 1997  Surnames: ABLE/ABEL
Searching for parents of William HOWLAND born NY 1788 died Little Rock Twp., Kendall Co. about 1865.  Shown in 1850 Census for that area. Sons Barnabus, Myron and James.  Wife Sarah WILTSE m. 1809 in Ontario Canada.
Would like to exchange info on this family and descendants.  Family names: ABLE/ABEL,  ELSWORTH, HART, IRWIN & KELSEY.

P. Tvinnereim  Tue Jan 7, 2003  Surname:  ANDERSON
Am searching for others doing research on my gr/gr/gr-grandparents, OLE & CHRISTINA ANDERSON, Newark, IL.  Children: Anna/Annabel, born 1833 at Newark, married Lars Nelson at Newark, died 1909, Lake Preston, SD. Buried Helmar Lutheran Cemetery, Helmar, IL. Children: Andrew, Sarah, Isaac, Martha (Mrs. Thomas Granville), John & Christina. Have info & photos to share.

Marsha Ament  Tue 08 Jan 2002 Surname: AMENT, DEAN, LUE
Searching for the location of Rev. Calvin Ament's resting place. He and his brothers Edward, Anson, and Hiram resided in Kendall County until he became a Methodist Minister and moved south.  Any and all information would be greatly appreciated. Marsha Ament

Shirley A. Hartman  Sun 09 Nov 1997  Surname: ATKINS
My gr-gr-gr-grandfather, Reuben ATKINS was "ordained" as a deacon in the Sandwich branch of De Kalb
County. His residence on 18 July 1871 was given as Plano, Illinois . Reuben  was born 20 Dec 1832, at Coventors, Warwickshire, England. He married Eliza BOLTON, born 25 March 1830, Coventry, Essex, England. Eliza died 17 Nov 1893, place of death unknown.  The date of their marriage is unknown.  Reuben and Eliza had three sons, Reuben Jr., Henry and my g-g-grandfather, Charles. From what little I have learned, the boys/sons were young when they arrived in Plano. I know Charles had a farm near Aurora, Illinois. It appears their registry in De Kalb was witnessed by  David H. SMITH and Warren WALLING [Wallup?]. Since Eliza's date of death has surfaced but no location was given, I suspecting she died in Plano, Illinois. Perhaps Reuben died there as well. Any information would be appreciated. Shirley Hartman

Julius Drone   Fri Oct 23, 1998 Surname: AVERY
Anna E. AVERY;- seeking ancestors and descendants.
Known facts;- b. 11 Apr  1853,  Kendall Co. IL,
                        d. 13 Sep 1917,  Florence, NE
                        daughter of George AVERY, spouse of  Lewis G. ALDRICH, mother of  (8 sons & 4 daughters.) Charles, Walter, George, Lewis, Isabel, Alfred, William, Lucy, Allie, Ella,  Robert & Clara.
Source;-   Death certificate, Family interview, Aldrich Genealogy

Millie Alexander Wed Apr 30, 2003 Surname: BAKER
Would like to contact anyone researching the following family.
Charles Edward BAKER, born Sept. 15, 1847 at Seward Twp., Kendall, IL. His parents were Daniel Akin/Aiken and Lucretia Starkweather BAKER.
Charles Baker married Marie E. SARGENT/SERGEANT Feb. 25, 1875, Kendall, IL. The had three children:  Lon or Leon, Myrtle, and Mable. The family eventually moved to Chanute, Kansas.

Stanley Moon Sat Sep 1, 2007 Surname BARKER
I am interested in hearing from anyone with information on Samuel Barker who married Susannah Rogers. They moved to Big Grove Township, Kendall County, Illinois in about 1836. Their children were: Louisa; Mary Jane; Norman; Harriet; William M.; Martha Maria; Jennette; Benjamin F.; and Eunice Ellen.

I am willing to share information on the Rogers line.

Kristy Lawrie Gravlin  Wed Aug 27, 1997  Surname: BARTHOLF
Henry Isaac LINCOLN was a merchant in Franklin Grove, Lee Co., IL.  He was born 22 Aug 1822 in Genesee Co., NY, to John L. LINCOLN and Lydia GIFFORD. He and his brother, Royal Orlando LINCOLN, moved to Kendall Co., Illinois in 1847, bringing a wagon of nursery stock with them.  He married 28 Oct 1850 to Mary  McFARLAND.  Royal O.. remained there but about 1853 Henry relocated to Franklin Grove. In Apr 1857 he married again, to Helen May NAY BARTHOLF.  His children were: John Henry, Charles Frank, Hattie McFARLAND (KEYSER), Abraham, and James Henry.  He died 24? 25? Jun 1904. Henry and Helen May are buried in Franklin Grove.  I am interested in learning more about gr-gr-uncle Henry and his family.  Kristy Lawrie Gravlin,
48193 NW Cedar Canyon Road, Banks, OR 97106.

Gail Pike Wed Nov 5, 2007 Surname BARTLETT
Researching my gr-gr-grandparents, JOHN BARTLETT, born abt. 1780 in New York and LURARY GOODRICH. I believe they moved to Oswego, Kendall Co. ILL.prior to 1840.

I do know that their children moved to Kendall Co. I find their son, Aaron Bartlett and his wife Phoebe listed in early settlers and also see them buried locally, along with other members of their family.
Interested in finding birth dates and death of both. Any other information on this family will be greatly appreciated.


Pam Navrat  Tue Feb 4, 1997  Surname: BISSONNETTE
I am looking for information on my 2nd great-grandfather XAVIER (LEVI) LACLAIR. He lived in Oswego Township, Kendall Co., Illinois in 1850 and either died there or Aurora Township, Kane Co., Illinois. He was first married to an Elizabeth (Eliza), then around 1850 remarried to Matilda BISSONNETTE. I would greatly appreciate any help! Thank you!

Cora Graves Hoff  Sun Apr 20, 1997  Surname: BLISS
Looking for any information on Raymond Almond (R. A.) GRAVES. Born Oct. 05, 1884 in Sandwich, De Kalb County, IL. Died: June 08, 1968 in Sarasota, FL. Married: (1) Gertrude FREER PENNOCK, (2) Edna Virginia WILLIAMS BLISS, son Jacque Raymon GRAVES b. Sep 11, 1927 Aurora, Kane County, IL, d: Dec 14, 1979 Sarasota, FL. (3) Cora WILLIAMS PONDER of Sarasota, FL. Raymond was Mayor of Plano in 1933. In 1938 Raymond and Edna moved to Sarasota, FL Any information would be appreciated. Cora in Sarasota, FL

Nancy Tuma  Tue Jul 29, 1997  Surname: BRODIE
Looking for info on Thomas CORKE m Agnes BRODIE.  Believed they lived in Kendall Co.  My grandmother Mable Annie CORKE, born Sep 20, 1872 in LaSalle Co., IL.  She had three older brothers, Thomas, George and Albert.  Any information on any of them would be appreciated.
Thanks.

Lawrence E. Brown Sun Jul 27, 1997  Surname: BROWN
Looking for information on David BROWN, born in Kendall County, Illinois in 1875.  He served in Company K,  First Missouri Infantry Regiment, beginning 16 June 1898, and was discharged 31 October 1898.  His occupation was a farmer.  Any additional information you have would be appreciated.  Thank you.
 

Sylvia   Tue Sep 3, 2002  Surname: BROWNELL
I looking for information on the David Brownell Family, wife Maria Ann Wetsel/Wetsell they were married 23 Aug 1844 in Kendall County. Their son Daniel Brownell born 24 July 1847 in Kendall County married Chloe Van Duzen in 1870 in Oswego TWP in 1870. Their son was Earl Brownell born 2 Oct 1891/1892 in Stafford, Kansas, who married Julia Sabo, daughter of Lars Sabo and Mary Gyuran, 26 March 1912 on Kendall County, Ill.
Any information on the families mentioned or their children would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Sylvia

Katherine Young Friday Aug 26, 2005 Surname: BUCHANAN
Would like to contact anyone researching the Buchanan family: William, Julia, and daughters Julia Theresa and Jessie. I know that Julia Theresa married William Wylie of LaSalle County but have not been able to trace the other family members, and do not know where they lived before arriving in Kendall County in 1841..

Pam Forristall  Thu Aug 26, 1999  Surname: BURGESS
I am seeking information on the BURGESS family.  I am interested in any information on Reuben A. BURGESS born in Kendall Co., IL.  He had a son named William Esaac BURGESS who married Mary Leah SHERMAN in McPherson county, KS.
I am also interested in obtaining information on  Esaac BURGESS who resided in Kendall Co., IL born Jul 28, 1800 Boonville, NY; died Jul 23, 1887 Lisbon, IL. Any information on any BURGESS family from this area would be greatly appreciated.

Mary Campbell Knopp  Sat Mar 18, 2000 Surname: CAMPBELL
I am seeking information on relatives of my ancestor Matthew Campbell .  He died in 1887 In Kendall
Township.  I know that 4 children survived and I have information on two of them, my grandfather William and his sister Nellie.  He had two other brothers by the names of George and Matthew.  I have no information on them except that one of them lived in Sugar Grove.  I believe Matthew Sr. had a brother James who lived in Kendall county and a sister who's last name was McCullough.  Any
information on these folks would be much appreciated.  Thanks.

Kent Yantiss  Sun Aug 27, 2000  Surname: CANHAM
Seeking information on the Canham family of Kendall County. They lived there from about 1860 to 1890 and perhaps afterwards. Specially seeking William, Henry, Jennie and Libbie. Wish to have birth, marriage and death information on them.

Sheila Brockman Sat May 15, 1999  Surname: CANTWELL
I am searching for information on my gr-gr-gr-grandparents, Patrick and Bridget (FOGARTY) CANTWELL .  I know they resided in Kendall County, Illinois for a period of time. Their daughter, Elizabeth CANTWELL, was born in Kendall County in 1860. Elizabeth married Lawrence FEEHAN in 1883 in Grundy County.  Patrick and Elizabeth's infant child died in Seward Twp in 1877.  Looking for the names Patrick and Bridget (FOGARTY) CANTWELL's parents.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have their complete line and am willing to share my information. Thank you.

Judith Prough  Surname: CARPENTER
Looking for a marriage record for Frederick Eugene THOMPSON and Celestia Virginia CARPENTER
My information indicates they were married 13 March 1861 at Lisbon, Kendall County, Illinois.
 I am also looking for burial/death information for Celestia Virginia's parents, Nelson and Harriet  CARPENTER. It is believed that Nelson was born in New York. CARPENTER family children were buried in  Lisbon, Illinois during the late 1840s and early 1850s. Apparently, they were still living in Lisbon when Celestia was married in March 1861.
Interested in corresponding with anyone working on this family.

Don W. Orr Thu May 4, 2000  Surname: CASSELMAN-ORR
Margaret ORR,  born Oct. 22, 1841 in Pennsylvania married Edward CASSELMAN, Feb. 26, 1863 in Kendall County, Illinois. Their children were Margaret S, Marion, Clarence A., Grace E., and Viola. Seeking information on this family, especially their children and grandchildren. All help will be appreciated.

Caron  Surname: CHARTER
I live in Yorkville, Illinois and am researching my EATON family ancestors.  Elihue Draper EATON, born in Castleton, VT, married Harriet CHARTER.  They, along with their children,  James, Henry Clay, Norton and Louisa, settled first in Minooka, then the Au-Sable Grove/NaAuSay Township area.  Louisa married William JOHNSON and they owned a farm in the Plainfield area, which later belonged to Frank W. EATON, then his son-in-law, Milton H. GEORGE, then by his son, Ronald W. GEORGE.  Would appreciate any information on the EATON family.

Cynthia Nelson  Sun 26 Apr, 1998. Surname: CHILDS
Looking for the Toombs family. William Franklin Toombs, Sr. and wife Alta Smith, daughter of Whiting Smith. Wm. F. Toombs, Sr. born NY? 1803. Alta Smith born Dec. 1806, Genesco Co. NY. Moved to Little Rock 1847, then Sandwich until 1877. Children Martin, Sarah Ann (married Dr. Wesley C. SEDGEWICK), Whiting (married Mary C. WELCH), Elizabeth, Harvey (married Julia A. WELCH), and Wm. F. Toombs, Jr.( married Clara PALMER, dau of Alexander PALMER and Nancy Ann CHILDS). Will trade information with other searchers.

Diana M. Austring  Tue Oct 27, 1998  Surnames: CHRISTOPHERSON & CHRISTOFFERSON
Norwegian Immigrants to Lisbon, Kendall County, Illinois, 1847.
My gggrandfather, Nels Christopherson (born circa 1810; also spelled Christofferson) and his wife, Kari Ingebrightsdatter Fatland (born circa 1822), emigrated separately from Hordaland, Norway to Lisbon, Kendall Co, Illinois in 1847.  Kari was married to Amund Amundsen and arrived with her husband and young daughter, as well as her brother, Ole Ingebrightsen Fatland and his family, and another sister, Guri.
I suspect that both Kari's husband and child died in the cholera epidemic of 1849, and that Kari remarried to Nels Christopherson either later that year or early 1850 (he was probably another of the immigrants she arrived with.) They then lived there for several years before traveling on to Palestine, Story Co, Iowa in
August and September 1855.  They had two children while in Lisbon:  John (b Sep 1850) and Emeline/Emelie (born 1854).
I need now to find out if Åmund Åmundsen and his daughter, Eli (age 1) did, indeed die in that epidemic, and if there is any church or civil record of a marriage between Kari Ingebrightsdatter Fatland and Nels Christopherson.  Can anyone help?
Thanks,
Diana Austring
Waiheke Island, Aotearoa (New Zealand)

Kristy Lawrie Gravlin  Wed Jul  2, 1997  Surname: COOK
Both sides of my family arrived in Kendall County between 1836-1847 so there are many names that would be of interest to me: Royal O. LINCOLN, Amer B. COOK, Whiting TOOMBS, Richard Russell GREENFIELD, Ann Elizabeth SPRINGER, James Brown LAWRIE, and anyone who is related to any of the above.  I would enjoy hearing from anyone who has some connection or recollections of the family.  Thanks. Kristy

Pat Downs Mon Jan  1, 2014  Surname: CORBETT & RICHMOND
Appleton Hazeltine Corbett b: Westborough, Worcester, MA 13 Jan 1810 d: 25 Dec, 1847 Oswego, Kendall, Illinois. I am assuming he died there as his widow Harriet N.(Richmond)re-marries to John Lyman Wilson, 13 Nov. 1855 as found in the IGI Batch # 8504409 Kendall County Courier 14 Nov, 1855. The 1850 census of that county shows her with her children and her Mother Perlina Richmond. They travel to and remained in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Never found if Jonathon Richmond ever came to Minnesota that's for another day.

Nancy Tuma  Tue Jul 29, 1997  Surname: CORKE
Looking for information on Thomas CORKE m Agnes BRODIE.  Believed they lived in Kendall Co.  My grandmother Mable Annie CORKE b Sep 20, 1872 in LaSalle Co, Il.  She had three older brothers, Thomas, George and Albert.  Any information on any of them would be appreciated.
Thanks.

Janet Reaves  Mon Jun 14, 1999  Surname: CUMMINGS
Charles Napier CUMMINGS b 1856-1932; born Oak Hills, Canada. Charles was the son of David E. CUMMINGS born in Scotland, and Mary DAVIS born in the U.S. He married  Elizabeth Willis HART July 18, 1883 in Chicago. Elizabeth was born 1863 in Buttonville, Canada and died in 1933. Charles and family moved from Chicago to Nebraska, to Sheridan, LaSalle County, IL and then to Millington, Kendall County, IL. Charles and Elizabeth are buried in Millington-Newark Cemetery.
Children: Charles, Ida May, Edna, Edwin Leon, Alma, Frederick John, Frances, Ellsworth, Wendell CUMMINGS. Wendell, my father, was born 1904.
Elizabeth W. HART daughter. of Henry HART & amp; Sarah WILMOT of Ontario, Canada. Sarah WILMOT. Sarah was the daughter of Isaiah WILMOT. She died in Chicago in 1906 or 1908.  Most of the HART and CUMMINGS families moved to the U.S. Searching for Charles Napier CUMMINGS' brothers and sisters and the maternal DAVIS line.

Julie Dallman Fri Jan 14, 2005 Surname: DALLMAN
Looking for information on the Dallman Family. Henry J Dallman was listed in the 1880 census for NaAuSay township, Kendall County. He and his wife Jane Wylie, had 4 sons, Archibald, Matthew, Henry J. and my great grandfather, William Alexander. William was still in the area at the time of the 1930 census. If anyone knows of this family please send me a note. Thank you so much for assisting me in my family research. Julie Dallman

Sandy Fitzer  Tue Jan  7, 2014  Surname: DAVIS
I am looking for an obituary for Maria Louisa Davis, died Jan 30 1880 in Morris, Grundy. There apparently was an obituary in a local paper on 02/05/1880. She was the wife of Phineas Davis. She was married to a Phipps before arriving in Illinois. She and Phineas lived just southwest of Plattville for many years before selling the farm and moving to Morris, where she died. I believe she belonged to the Plattville Methodist Church and her daughter Mary Phipps is buried in the Plattville Cemetery.

Janet Reaves  Mon Jun 14, 1999  Surname: DAVIS
Charles Napier CUMMINGS b 1856-1932; born Oak Hills, Canada. Charles was the son of David E. CUMMINGS born in Scotland, and Mary DAVIS born in the U.S. He married  Elizabeth Willis HART July 18, 1883 in Chicago. Elizabeth was born 1863 in Buttonville, Canada and died in 1933. Charles and family moved from Chicago to Nebraska, to Sheridan, LaSalle County, IL and then to Millington, Kendall County, IL. Charles and Elizabeth are buried in Millington-Newark Cemetery.
Children: Charles, Ida May, Edna, Edwin Leon, Alma, Frederick John, Frances, Ellsworth, Wendell CUMMINGS. Wendell, my father, was born 1904.
Elizabeth W. HART daughter of Henry HART & Sarah WILMOT of Ontario, Canada. Sarah was the daughter of Isaiah WILMOT. She died in Chicago in 1906 or 1908.  Most of the HART and CUMMINGS families moved to the U.S. Searching for Charles Napier CUMMINGS' brothers and sisters and the maternal DAVIS line.

Mary McMillan   Fri Feb 28, 1997  Surname: DeVOE
VanOLINDA family in Kendall County, IL. Daniel VanOLINDA and Eleanor DEVOE came to Illinois from Saratoga County, NY with their extended family, including daughter Jane and her husband Ichabod Potter WEST. Does anyone know the name of the town in Saratoga County the family came from? Brothers and sisters of Jane? Parents of Daniel VanOLINDA and Eleanor DEVOE? Thank you. Mary McMillan

Aaron Barnett  Wed Sep 23, 1998 Surname: DOTY
Robinson DOTY  (b 23 Jun 1811) married Rhoda NICHOLS (b. 7 Aug 1810  d. 19 Oct 1871) in Little Rock, Kendall County. The family farm was in Little Rock Township. Robinson and Rhoda had 9 children  between 1835 and 1853. Four children were born in Vermont. Mary, Charles, Julie and John were born in Little Rock Township.  Joseph was in Plano. LDS records indicate Robinson married second, Lucretia STAFFORD and had children by her as well.  I have been unable to find any information on  a second family.  Does any one have and information on this Doty family?

Roberta Martin  Thu Sep 18, 1997  Surname: DOUGHERTY
DOUGHERTY,  Dennis b. 1811, Thomas b.1812, Dominick b. 1815, and Peter b. 1821.  These 4 young men all Irish immigrants who first went to Canada and then came to Kendall County, Illinois about 1840. Dennis DOUGHERTY- m. Mary DEVANEY in Ireland and had 6 children.
James b. 1829 in Ireland
Patrick b. 1834 in Canada
Eleanor b. 1836 in Canada
John b. 1842 in Illinois (m. Sarah McKANNA 1868)
William b. 1843 in Illinois (m. Ann Marie FORAN 1867)
Charles b. 1848 in Illinois (m. Mary FORAN 1874)
Thomas DOUGHERTY- m. Catherine WARD in 1839 and had 6 boys.
Pat      b. 1840
Frank    b. 1844
David    b. 1846
James    b. 1851
Peter    b. 1853
Patrick  b. 17 Jan 1854
Dominick DOUGHERTY- m. Alice LYMAN 14 May 1841 and they had 7 children.
Mary Ann b. 1842 m. Peter FORAN  1862
Martha   b. 1843  died young
Ellen    b. 1845 m. Bernard SMITH 1868
Dominick b. 1847  never married
Agnes    b. 1849 m. William FORAN 1867
Martha   b. 1850 m. Edward FORAN 1873
Thomas   b. 1852
Peter DOUGHERTY- m. Martha BENNETT 30 May 1853 and they had 10 children.
Julie     b. 1855
Peter     b. 1856
John      b. 1858
Mary Ann  b. 1859
William   b. 1860
Catherine b. 1862
John      b. 1863
Sarah E.  b. 1865
Looking for information on any of the above families. Wish to correspond with their descendants.

Dee Marsh  Sat Mar 1, 1997  Surname: DOUD
I am researching the Waldo Warren MARSH, John Warren MARSH, Patrick DOUD, MacGINNIS families of Kendall County. I would appreciate any information. Thanks Dee

Caron  Surname: EATON
I live in Yorkville, Illinois and am researching my EATON family ancestors.  Elihue Draper EATON, born in Castleton, VT, married Harriet CHARTER.  They, along with their children,  James, Henry Clay, Norton and Louisa, settled first in Minooka, then the Au-Sable Grove/NaAuSay Township area.  Louisa married William JOHNSON and they owned a farm in the Plainfield area, which later belonged to Frank W. EATON, then his son-in-law, Milton H. GEORGE, then by his son, Ronald W. GEORGE.  Would appreciate any information on the EATON family.

Bailey Francis  Sun Jun 4, 2000 Surname: ELDRIDGE
Also COX, GREEN, & LaSUER
Researching my step-father's family.  His grandparents were Charles Edward LaSUER, born 15 June 1862 in Plano, Kendall County, Illinois and Lida Alice COX, born 29 Sep 1867 in Plano, Kendall County.  They were married in Kendall County, 2 Oct 1890.  In the Vital Statistics on the parents of individuals applying for marriage licenses since 1877, I discovered that the parents of Charles Edward LaSUER were Charles W. LaSUER and Jennie ELDRIDGE. The parents of Lida Alice COX were Joseph H. COX and Alice GREEN.  I am interested in contacting other descendants to exchange information. Descendants lived in Aurora, Elburn, Plano, and Waterman, IL.

M. J. Moran  Tue Feb 9, 1999 Surname: ELLIOTT
Looking for any information on William F. Elliott of Kendall County, Illinois.  Wife: Sarah K. (Andrews). Children:  Arthur, Belle, Chastina, Sadie.  Parents: John S. Elliott and Nancy (Hogsett).  Brothers and Sisters:  J. Thomas, John M., Molly L., Samuel and Virginia  Elliott.  All listed in 1888 Biographical Record of Kendall County, Illinois.  Thanks.
e-mail Bogies Ma@aol.com

Regina   Sat Apr 26, 1997  Surname: ELLIS
 ELLIS I am looking for any information on the ELLIS Family that settled in Kendall County Ill. around 1854. Daughter was Harriett Grace ELLIS b. May 16,1851 in London England. Came to US and settled in Kendall county when she was about three years old. Her brother was William Ernest ELLIS. I am unsure if he was born in England or Illinois. Harriett married James K. GROVER in 1871. William was married to Harriet Elizabeth THURBER. I am especially looking for the names of their parents but any and all information will be a big help.

Nancy Rudolph Tue Sep  9, 1997  Surname: ELSWORTH
Searching for parents of William HOWLAND born NY 1788 died Little Rock Twp., Kendall Co. about 1865.  Shown in 1850 Census for that area. Sons Barnabus, Myron and James.  Wife Sarah WILTSE m. 1809 in Ontario Canada.
Would like to exchange info on this family and descendants.  Family names: ABLE/ABEL,  ELSWORTH, HART, IRWIN & KELSEY.

GARY EMMONS Fri Nov 1, 2002  Surname: EMMONS
Would like to exchange information with any descendents of Francis A. Emmons and Lydia Ann Morris who moved into Kendall Co. around 1837.  Their children were Henrietta who married A. Loucks, Lawrence, Francis, Augusta who married John R. Marshall, Mary Ellen who married M. Hunt, Clara E. who married Robert McCabe, Charles P., Alice E. who married George Elmer and Caroline who married John Nicholson.

George Davis  Sat Mar 10, 2001  Surname: ENDER
I am looking for information on J. E. Ender  who lived in Yorkville, Illinois about 1878.  I have copies of an article from the Oct 5, 1878 issue of  "Scientific American" that credits a photograph of a solar eclipse to  J. E. Ender of Yorkville, Ill."  I believe this J. E. Ender is my gr-grandfather and am trying to verify that information.  I believe that my gr-grandfather, J. E. Ender was born in California, MO in December 1856.  He eventually wound up in Tampa Florida, but was in Yorkville in 1878.  I am also interested in any information that would establish how long J. E. Ender lived in Yorkville or Kendall County.

William Loughborough  Fri Nov 6, 1998  Surname: FARRINGTON
Looking for any information on George Dallas FARRINGTON died 7-11-1929, Plano, Kendall County, Ill. Married to Helen Mantor who died 9-1-1926 Plano, IL. Daughter was May FARRINGTON.
Thanks, William Loughborough

Chuck Kimes  Surname: FARNHAM
Looking for information on descendants and ancestors of Mary Augusta Farnham and Benton Phillips married in Kendall County, March 17, 1875. Their daughter, Jennie Louise Phillips, was born in Kendall County, December 18, 1882.
Chuck Kimes
8691 E. Kettle Ave.
Englewood CO. 80112

Clay Feeter Surname: FAVOR
Plano residents Cora May Favor and Ernest Jewett were married September 14, 1886 in New Buffalo, NY. I am looking for the names of Cora May's parents and siblings. (603) 209-4343.

Sheila Armstrong Brockman  Mon Jun 21, 1999 Surname: FOGARTY
I am seeking information concerning my gr-gr-gr-gr-grandparents, Edward and Catherine FOGARTY. Their daughter, Bridget FOGARTY, was born in Kendall County in 1837.  Edward was born in Ireland in 1801, and died in Illinois in 1888.  Catherine was also born in Ireland in 1803, and died in Illinois in 1881. They are both buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Joliet, IL.  If anyone has knowledge of these people, please respond.
Thank you, Sheila Armstrong Brockman

Cindy Nelson Sat Jun  7, 2014  Surname: FOSTER
I am looking for any information on Samuel Edward Foster who lived in the Millington area. I believe he was a druggist. He was born about 1834 in New Brunswick, Canada and died in 1912 and is buried there in Millington. I would love to have a copy of his history out of the local history book.

Colleen Sullivan  Sun Sep  7, 1997  Surname: FOX
Seeking any information on the following surnames all of the Plattville area.  SOUTHCOMBE, MORRISON, FOX, WIEGEL (possibly WEIGEL, WIEGLE).
Thanks

Caron  Surname: GEORGE
I live in Yorkville, Illinois and am researching my EATON family ancestors.  Elihue Draper EATON, born in Castleton, VT, married Harriet CHARTER.  They, along with their children,  James, Henry Clay, Norton and Louisa, settled first in Minooka, then the Au-Sable Grove/NaAuSay Township area.  Louisa married William JOHNSON and they owned a farm in the Plainfield area, which later belonged to Frank W. EATON, then his son-in-law, Milton H. GEORGE, then by his son, Ronald W. GEORGE.  Would appreciate any information on the EATON family.

James F. Peacock  Sun Sep 6, 1998, Surname: GIFFORD
I am seeking the names of the parents and grandparents of Freeman H. Gifford.  As always, I would be happy to exchange research information.
1. FREEMAN H. GIFFORD was born November 1805 in Monmouth County, New Jersey, and died May 08, 1868 in Little Rock Twp., Kendall Co., Illinois. He married :
(1) CORNELIA FIELDER October 15, 1828 in Monmouth Co., New Jersey, daughter of ROBERT FIELDER and MARGARET HANCE.
(2) LUCY L BURROUGHS November 16, 1847 in Penfield, Illinois, daughter of DANIEL BURROUGHS and
ABIGAIL HINE.

Kristy Lawrie Gravlin   Wed Aug 27, 1997  Surname: GIFFORD
Henry Isaac LINCOLN was a merchant in Franklin Grove, Lee Co, IL.  He was born 22 Aug 1822 in Genesee Co, NY, to John L. LINCOLN and Lydia GIFFORD. He and his brother, Royal Orlando LINCOLN, moved to Kendall Co, Illinois in 1847, bringing a wagon of nursery stock with them.  He married 28 Oct 1850 to Mary MC FARLAND.  Royal O.. remained there but about 1853 Henry relocated to Franklin Grove. In Apr 1857 he married again, to Helen May NAY BARTHOLF.  His children were: John Henry, Charles Frank, Hattie McFARLAND (KEYSER), Abraham, and James Henry.  He died 24? 25? Jun 1904. Henry and Helen May are buried in Franklin Grove.  I am interested in learning more about gr-gr-uncle Henry and his family.  Kristy Lawrie Gravlin, 48193 NW Cedar Canyon Road, Banks, OR 97106.

Cora Graves Hoff  Sun Apr 20, 1997  Surname: GRAVES
 Looking for any information on Raymond Almond (R. A..) GRAVES. Born Oct. 05, 1884 in Sandwich, De Kalb County, IL. Died: June 08, 1968 in Sarasota, FL. Married: (1) Gertrude FREER PENNOCK, (2) Edna Virginia WILLIAMS BLISS, son Jacque Raymon GRAVES b. Sep 11, 1927 Aurora, Kane County, IL, d: Dec 14, 1979 Sarasota, FL. (3) Cora WILLIAMS PONDER of Sarasota, FL. Raymond was Mayor of Plano in 1933. In 1938 Raymond and Edna moved to Sarasota, FL Any information would be appreciated. Cora in Sarasota, FL

Kristy Lawrie Gravlin  Wed Jul  2, 1997  Surname: GREENFIELD
Both sides of my family arrived in Kendall County between 1836-1847 so there are many names that would be of interest to me: Royal O. LINCOLN, Amer B. COOK, Whiting TOOMBS, Richard Russell GREENFIELD, Ann Elizabeth SPRINGER, James Brown LAWRIE, and anyone who is related to any of the above.  I would enjoy hearing from anyone who has some connection or recollections of the family.  Thanks. Kristy

Regina   Sat Apr 26, 1997  Surname: GROVER
ELLIS I am looking for any information on the ELLIS Family that settled in Kendall County Ill. around 1854. Daughter was Harriett Grace ELLIS b. May 16,1851 in London England. Came to US and settled in Kendall county when she was about three years old. Her brother was William Ernest ELLIS. I am unsure if he was born in England or Illinois. Harriett married James K. GROVER in 1871. William was married to Harriet Elizabeth THURBER. I am especially looking for the names of their parents but any and all information will be a big help.

Karen  Mon 20 Jul, 1998 Surname: GUNNERSON
Looking for information on my gr-gr-gr-grandparents, Gunner and Margaret (WAAGE) GUNNERSON. Both were born in Norway and came to the US in 1846. Gunner died in 1847 and Margaret in 1857. Family records state they were both buried in a "cemetery near Millington, Illinois". Interested in contacting anyone with information on this family.
Karen: Rochester, NY

Bob Halsey Surname: HALSEY
Looking for information on Miss Rena HALSEY born about 1850s and died 1830s. Rena  never married. She attended my gr-grandfather's funeral in 1929.  The family said she was from Plano, IL. Rena may have been a member of the LDS or RLDS church. I would like to know who her parents were and where she is buried.
Bob Halsey
5305 Wingtip Court
Viera, FL 32955.

Nancy Rudolph  Tue Sep  9, 1997  Surname: HART
Searching for parents of William HOWLAND born NY 1788 died Little Rock Twp., Kendall Co. about 1865.  Shown in 1850 Census for that area. Sons Barnabus, Myron and James.  Wife Sarah WILTSE m. 1809 in Ontario Canada.
Would like to exchange info on this family and descendants.  Family names: ABLE/ABEL,  ELSWORTH, HART, IRWIN & KELSEY.

Janet Reaves   Mon Jun 14, 1999  Surname: HART
Charles Napier CUMMINGS b 1856-1932; born Oak Hills, Canada. Charles was the son of David E. CUMMINGS born in Scotland, and Mary DAVIS born in the U.S. He married  Elizabeth Willis HART July 18, 1883 in Chicago. Elizabeth was born 1863 in Buttonville, Canada and died in 1933. Charles and family moved from Chicago to Nebraska, to Sheridan, LaSalle County, IL and then to Millington, Kendall County, IL. Charles and Elizabeth are buried in Millington-Newark Cemetery.
Children: Charles, Ida May, Edna, Edwin Leon, Alma, Frederick John, Frances, Ellsworth, Wendell CUMMINGS. Wendell, my father, was born 1904.
Elizabeth W. HART daughter. of Henry HART & amp; Sarah WILMOT of Ontario, Canada. Sarah WILMOT. Sarah was the daughter of Isaiah WILMOT. She died in Chicago in 1906 or 1908.  Most of the HART and CUMMINGS families moved to the U.S. Searching for Charles Napier CUMMINGS' brothers and sisters and the maternal DAVIS line.

Samantha McKnight Surname: HARTMAN
Looking for information on the Edgar NEWTON & Valentine HARTMAN families who lived in Millington, IL. Edgar NEWTON  married  Mildred M. HARTMAM. Mildred was the daughter of  Valentine and Matilda HARTMAN.

Max Colgrove   Fri Mar 2, 2001  Surname: HATCH
I am interested in corresponding with anyone working on or interested in the following families.
William Penn HATCH was born in 1822 at Derby, Orleans, Vermont. Married Margaret WILSEY in 1846 at Ottawa, LaSalle, Illinois. Family lived at Newark, IL. William died 1899 Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.
Children: Charles Othello HATCH, b. 1847, Newark, Kendall, Illinois.
                 Mary Elizabeth HATCH, b.1849, Newark, Kendall, Illinois
                 Ida Mae HATCH, b. 1855, Newark, Kendall, Illinois
Charles Othello HATCH married Cecilia HEAVENER in 1874.
Mary Elizabeth HATCH married Ira WALLEN in 1874.
Ida Mae HATCH married Walter AITKEN, Jr. Jan 15, 1873 at Yorkville, Kendall, Illinois.
I am also related to the COLGROVE and AITKEN families of Kendall County.

Patrick J. McCann, Jr.   Fri Feb 16, 2001  Surname: HAWOTTE & CLELAND
A distant relative, Emery Hawotte, was married in Kendall County, April 16, 1914. His bride's name was
Agnes Cleland. His parents were Emery Hawotte, Sr., and Jeannette (DeDobbeleer) Hawotte. Agnes' parents are listed as James Cleland and Jannette Hadden. I would appreciate any information anyone can offer about these parties. Thank you.
Pat McCann
Dallas, TX

Paulette Haynes   Sat Jul 26, 1997 Surname: HAYNES
Looking for HAYNES in Kendall and Grundy Counties 1850-1880's.  Andrew Jackson HAYNES born ca 1838 served in 4th Illinois Cavalry Co. C in 1861. Sister was named Abigail HAYNES born ca 1839, brother Charles HAYNES born ca 1842 and brother Levi Edward HAYNES born 1845 who was an attorney in Morris, IL.  Parents were George Washington HAYNES and Tacy INSCHO. George Washington HAYNES died before 1850 and Tacy married (2) Adrick SMITH. They were listed in Kendall County on the 1850 census. She may have died in 1876 at Morris, IL.  Any help in locating these folks would be greatly appreciated.

Olav Veka Sat Mar 19, 2011 Surname: HELLAND
We are finishing a book in English (published recently in Norwegian) about emigration to America from Helland in Sand (Suldal County) in Norway and would like to contact possible descendants of Lars T. Helland (1840-1927) and his wife Olena O. Helland (1841-1924) who emigrated to America in 1880 with their children, and settled in Big Grove Twp, Kendall Co., IL.

>
> From Baptism records:
>> Helland Lena Cecelia Sep 30 1870 Helland Lars Torgersen Sand Oline/Olena O. NLCRBap
>> Helland Thomas [Torger Olaus] Aug 22 1882 Helland Lars Torgersen Sand Oline/Olena O. Sep 10 1882 WLCRBap
>> Helland Marguerite Orvetta Dec 20 1907 Helland Thomas Olaus Thompson Julia "Lena" Feb 2 1908 NLCRBap


> From Cemetery records:


>> Surname Given Name Mo Dy Yr Birth Mo Dy Yr Death Obituary Cem
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>> Helland Austin Laverne (s. Thomas Olaus & Julia "Lena" (Thompson)) nds Jul 11 1918 Grundy Co., IL WL
>> Helland Lena Cecelia (d. Lars Torgerson & Oline/Olena O. (Sand)) Sep 30 1870 Hedland, Norway Feb 22 1927 Kankakee, IL MN
>> Helland Levina (d. Thomas Olaus & Julia "Lena" (Thompson)) Oct 13 1909 May 12 1911 Lisbon, IL 05/17/1911 WL
>> Helland Myrtle Irene (d. Thomas Olaus & Julia "Lena" (Thompson)) Feb 23 1923 Morris, IL Feb 26 1923 Morris, IL WL
>> Helland Oline/Olena O. (Sand)(Mrs. Lars Torgersen) Aug 13 1840 Sovede, Norway Jan 24 1925 Newark, IL 01/28/1925 MN
>> Helland Lars Torgersen Feb 26 1840 Sovede, Norway Sep 20 1927 Morris, IL 09/28/1927 MN
>
olav.veka@gmail.com


Susan  Tue Jan 18, 2000 Surname: HILL
Looking for relatives of Jonas HILL.  He lived in Helmar, Kendall Co, IL.  A marriage record found in Kendall County marriage records indicates Jonas HILL married Belle ERICKSON on March 4, 1903.

Pat Weber   Fri Oct  3, 1997  Surname: HINSDALE
AVERY and TRIPP. Thompson Avery, born in NY about 1813?  Was he first married to Amanda REYNOLDS?  Thompson is in 1860 LaSalle County census doing farm labor.  In 1863, he married Jemima TRIPP in Kendall County.  I believe she was married to Benjamin TRIPP before that.  Thompson and Jemima are buried in Mt Auburn Cemetery in Benton Co Iowa.
Was Thompson AVERY, the father of William H. AVERY who was born in NY about 1840 and lived in Dekalb Co until after Civil War, ? If not, who were William AVERY's parents? Was this the William H. AVERY who was married to Hattie HINSDALE in 1862??? Appreciate any information on the AVERY or TRIPP families.

Janet Gilligan  Thu Oct 3, 2013  Surname: HOLZER
Searching for information about Maud Donovan Holzer, her husband William Holzer (my great uncle) and his sister Mary Agnes Holzer Gilligan, my grandmother. Family lived in Plattville in 1920. William and Mary Agnes drowned in the Fox River in 1920. Maud died in an institution in 1922. William and Mary Agnes were born in southern Indiana. We do not know how William came to be in Illinois. I am also looking for information about William E Williamson who apparently in 1923 bought a farm that had belonged to Mary Agnes Holzer.

Nancy Robinson  Tue Sep 16, 1997  Surname: HORNER
Looking for the father of Robert Thomas ROBINSON born 1856 in Sandwich, De Kalb Co, IL.  His mother was Lydia HORNER who married 1858 to John PIERCY in LaSalle Co, IL.  His parents never married.

Nancy Rudolph  Tue Sep  9, 1997  Surname: HOWLAND
Searching for parents of William HOWLAND born NY 1788 died Little Rock Twp., Kendall Co. about 1865.  Shown in 1850 Census for that area. Sons Barnabus, Myron and James.  Wife Sarah WILTSE m. 1809 in Ontario Canada.
Would like to exchange info on this family and descendants.  Family names: ABLE/ABEL,  ELSWORTH, HART, IRWIN & KELSEY.

Virginia Dial  Tue Sep 23, 1997  Surname: HUGHES
LAMBERT and HUGHES FAMILIES - LAMBERT, John Deloss born 1824 in New York, married HUGHES, Catherine born 1834 in Pennsylvania.  They were married in 1853 at Earlville (LaSalle) Ill. Catherine's parents were Edward HUGHES and Mary HISE. The HUGHES family was in Kendall County, circa 1855 - 1865. Catherine and John D. had 13 children (Flora, Lottie, Edward J., Theodore W., J. William, Henry D., Eudora, Georgianna, Elizabeth, Hattie B., Nettie M., Minzo, Stella).  These children married into the families of TUTTLE, KINGHAM, CATLETT, JONES, DAVIS, MATTHEWS, JAGGERS, COFFMAN, SHAFFER and WATKINS.
John and Catherine LAMBERT were in LaSalle, Kendall and Livingston counties. They were in Kendall County, circa 1855 - 1865.  Can anyone help me on any of these families especially the LAMBERT OR HUGHES families?

Ardis Pitello  Tue Apr 24, 2001 Surname HUMISTON
My gr-gr-gr-grandfather Samuel Dunbar Humiston and his wife Catherine (Kilmer) Humiston came to Kendall County from New York in 1838. They had 10 children: Lanson S., Catherine R., Matilda, Warren, Cordelia, Charles Willis (my gggrandfather), Jane M., Mary E. Nellie , Julia H. and Alfred C.
Lanson S. married Mary E. Litsey in 1848. They had Samuel A., Ella, James Edwin, Hattie Adell and George
Abel. Ella married a Baker and died in Waterman, Illinois. She had no children.
Catherine R. married Joseph Hallock. They had Flora and Charles E.
Matilda and Warren both died in June of 1845.
Cordelia married David Dixon and moved to MO.
Jane M. married Horatio H. Church in 1864.
Mary E.

Nellie married Silas Dyer in 1867. They had a daughter, Katie.
Julia H. married Clement J. Dyer in 1866. They had Ellen, Millie, Della and Ida.
Alfred C. married Effie Beach in 1874. They had Jennie Mabel and Maude. J. Mabel married Wilber J.
Culver in 1900. They had Clarence. I am especially interested in contacting descendants of my gr-gr-grandfather's siblings.

Paulette Haynes   Sat Jul 26, 1997 Surname: INSCHO
Looking for HAYNES in Kendall and Grundy Counties 1850-1880's.  Andrew Jackson HAYNES born ca 1838 served in 4th Illinois Cavalry Co. C in 1861. Sister was named Abigail HAYNES born ca 1839, brother Charles HAYNES born ca 1842 and brother Levi Edward HAYNES born 1845 who was an attorney in Morris, IL.  Parents were George Washington HAYNES and Tacy INSCHO. George Washington HAYNES died before 1850 and Tacy married (2) Adrick SMITH. They were listed in Kendall County on the 1850 census. She may have died in 1876 at Morris, IL.  Any help in locating these folks would be greatly appreciated.

Lorraine L. Besmer   Mon Jan 13, 2002 Surname: IVES
I am looking for information on Enos H. IVES.  His name was included in the 1842 tax list of Kendall County. He was also included in the 1850 Census of Kendall County. Enos Ives age 50, farmer born NY; Amiel? age 34 born NY; Philena age 20 born in NY; Lydia 14 born IL; Harry age 10, born IL; another boy, Harvey Jewett age 12 born IL.
Enos was married to Sylvia (Johnson), they had a daughter Lucina C. Ives who died Dec. 24, 1848 and is buried in the Hubbell cemetery, Kendall County. I cannot find where Sylvia is buried or learn what happened to her. I believe she is the mother of Lydia Ann, born in Illinois. Lydia married Alonzo Lewis Baker in Kendall County. She died in Bremer County, Iowa in 1870. Enos Ives, who also died in 1870, is buried in the same plot as his daughter Lydia Ann (Ives) Baker. After his wife's  death Alonzo Lewis Baker left their children with Enos Ives and his wife. The Baker children were Emma (or Emily) would have been 12 years of age, (she died in 1974) Adelia Ann who would have been 14 years of age, Warren J. 10 years of age and William Henry 7 years of age. (This is my family line)
I would like to learn where Enos' wife or wives are buried and what happened to Harry Ives. Did Alonzo Baker have  children from other marriages? If anyone has a piece of the puzzle, however remote,  please contact me! Lorraine Leslie Besmer

Debbie Mobley   Fri Apr 28, 2000 Surname: JOHNSON
I am searching for Alvin Johnson born in or near Montgomery, Illinois, April 1886.  His birth record was not recorded in Kane County. His father, Charles O Johnson, born 1849, came from Sweden in 1879 with his wife Augusta, born 1850 and daughter Beda, born 1875. They were enumerated in the 1900 census
of Montgomery, Illinois.  Any help would be appreciated.

Burtram "Bud" Hopkins   Mon Dec 4, 2000  Surname: JOHNSON
I am searching for descendants of Bradford H. Johnson of Kendall County.  He married Harriet P. Atwood in Kendall County in 1841.  I believe he is the brother of my gr-gr-grandmother, Elizabeth B. (or Betsey B.) Johnson, who married David Matlock in 1839.  I am searching for their parents, who came from New York to Illinois in the early 1800's.  A hand written note by my grandmother, Anna Scott Van Osdel Heyland, which was found taped to the bottom of a drawer of a small chest, indicates the chest was made by "Betsey B.'s" brother Bradford from wood from a tree on their land in New York before they came to Illinois.  The note says the chest came with them on their trip west by covered wagon in the early 1800's.

Caron  Surname: JOHNSON
I live in Yorkville, Illinois and am researching my EATON family ancestors.  Elihue Draper EATON, born in Castleton, VT, married Harriet CHARTER.  They, along with their children,  James, Henry Clay, Norton and Louisa, settled first in Minooka, then the Au-Sable Grove/NaAuSay Township area.  Louisa married William JOHNSON and they owned a farm in the Plainfield area, which later belonged to Frank W. EATON, then his son-in-law, Milton H. GEORGE, then by his son, Ronald W. GEORGE.  Would appreciate any information on the EATON family.

Ron Johnson  Thu Sep 14, 2000  Surname: JOHNSON
I am trying to find the date of death, or any other information about my great-grandmother, Malinda Johnson, wife of John K. Johnson. I have been able to track her through land records to about 1898. She was listed with her husband on several purchase deeds to about 1897-98. She died about this time and was buried in the West Lisbon Lutheran Cemetery.
Also: I have tried unsuccessfully to find any information in this country about my great uncle ?Peter? Johnson. He is listed on the sextant's record of West Lisbon Lutheran Cemetery as John K. Johnson's brother. He, my great-grandfather, and great-grandmother are buried in the same plot. Can someone help me? I will be grateful for any help you may be able to provide and thank you in advance.
Ron Johnson
Marseilles, IL

Sharon Jones  Sat Apr 6, 2014  Surname: JONES
William Jones 1808/1868 farmer in Little Rock, IL. Lived on Jones Rd. Wife Lizzett (Gerber) and son Wm Jones MD. He is my husband's great grandfather. Will be making trip to Wales and would like to do genealogy.

Jennifer Salazar  Oct 25, 1998  Surname: KAHLE
I am Looking for information on a George Martin Kahle Born 9-6-1896, in Yorkville Ill.
If you have information on this man or if he is in your family tree please contact me.
Sincerely Jennifer Salazar

Jenn   Wed Aug 20, 1997  Surname: KAHLE
I am seeking information on a Margrethia Ida Louise SHAW. Her married name was KAHLE. She had 4 children I know of. Margarite, who died at age 15. Lucecia, who I was told also died in her teens. Dorothy, whose married name is Greenburg. Jeanette Winifred KAHLE, b. April 30 1922,   Kendall Co., married Melvin UTLEY. Their children are: Jeanette Maude Utley,  b. Dec 27, 1950,  Aurora Ill,  adopted out;  Dolly,  b.?  adopted out;  Jeanne,  b.? adopted out; Dr. William R.,  b. June 30 1962.
I was told Jeanette was the first child born in wedlock. I am looking for info on when Margrethia was married and her husband's first name (was Mrs. George Martin Kahle.) Any information pertaining to this family would be greatly appreciated. My grandmother has been ill so I have not been able to get the information from her.

Robbin Harrison   Sat Jul 26, 1997  Surnames: KELLAM/KILLAM
My ancestor, Amander Kellam died 12 Jul 1866 (born Feb 1807 VT) is buried in Rosemond Cemetery.  The family lived in 1850 Kendall Co IL, 1860 Grundy Co IL, and moved to Christian Co IL, purchased land, and farmed during the civil war.  Anyone researching the Surname KILLAM/KELLAM? Amander's wife: Jerusha born 1805 CT.  I do not know her surname.
Children:
1. Orrin Albert KELLAM born 19 May 1830
2. Ellen L KELLAM born Jan 1832
3. Lorna KELLAM born 1835
4. William James KELLAM born 1838
5. Henry Thomas (Hank) KELLAM born 8 Apr 1840 (my line)
6. Celia KELLAM born 1842
7. Flavius Eli (Bub) KELLAM born 1846
Anyone researching the this family?

Dave Needham   Wed Dec 30, 1998  Surname: KELLETT
I am seeking information on the family of Thomas W. KELLETT, born 1844 in Mass., and married December 8, 1865 in Kendall Co. IL, to Anna L. Needham (she was born 1844 in PA). David Needham, Centennial CO.
needham98@yahoo.com

Donna Leslie Fri Jun 16, 2006 Surname: KNOX
Searching for information on the family of Charles Knox, Sr., born in New Jersey, 7 Sep 1783. In 1850, eight of his children, Mary, Eliza, Baker Samuel, Jane, Charles, Jr., Isaac, Austin, and George were enumerated with him in Big Grove Twp. In 1860, Charles, Sr. was also enumerated with two of his children, Eliza and George, in Big Grove Twp. I believe Isaac Knox, who at one time resided in Wabasha County, MN, and died in La Salle County, IL in 1912 ,may be my gr-gr-grandfather. I would like to correspond with anyone researching this family.

Karen Knutson Cini   Mon Nov 16, 1998  Surnames: KNUTSON & OLSEN
Searching for information regarding Knute Knutson, born 19 Mar 1846; died 31 Oct 1919 and his wife, Rachel Olsen.  They had a son, Charles Henry Knutson, born Jun 20, 1874 in Lisbon; died 8 Oct 1945 in Belvidere, Boone, IL.  Knute's mother's name was Sarah and  after the death of Knute's father she married  Thomas Classon.  Sarah  is buried in the Classon Cemetery near Wedron, IL.  3 children of Knute and Rachel's are also buried there:  John A., born 1882; died 1897; Ole J. born 1883; died 1884; Rena Knutson born 1886; died 1911.  I will be happy to share any information that I have.  Thank you. 

Melissa Mailander Curristan  Thu Mar 11, 1999  Surname: KUEHLEM
Looking for the descendants of Mathias and Catherine KUEHLEM.  They immigrated to America in 1850 from Prussia, and settled in the area of Long Grove, Kendall County, IL.  Mathias was born in 1789 and died sometime in the 1860s.  I am searching for his death date and place of burial.  This family was Catholic. Catharine was born 1791 and died in Somonauk in 1914.  They had six children: Elizabeth (died in Prussia), Christian (died in Prussia), John (1824-1863), Charles Joseph (1841-1863), Henry (1834-1896), and Margaretha (1831-1914).  Margaretha married Conrad MAILANDER (1822-1908) of Somonauk.  John and Charles served in the 127 Illinois Infantry Regiment and died in the Civil War.
Henry married Margaret Buetgen and I believe their descendants still live in the Kendall and Dekalb County area.  I would like to find these descendants of the KUEHLEM family as well as the burial place for Mathias.

Randy Hollister  Tue Oct 19, 1999  Surname: KURTZ
I am searching for the KURTZ family who resided near Sandwich and Plano in Kendall Co. Joseph KURTZ and his wife Jeanette HADLEY had several children; Mildred, Mary, Raymond, Franklin, Joseph Jr. and Violet.
Joseph was born 14 APR 1893 and died 18 MAR 1973 in Plano. Jeanette was born in Livingston Co., IL near Blackstone, 12 JAN 1902. She was the daughter of Irving and Lettie (SCHOTT) HADLEY.
On 17 SEP 1950, Jeanette and other family members including Franklin were killed in or near Chicago in an auto accident on their way to Great Lakes Naval Base. They were taking Franklin back after his leave of absence. I would like to hear from any one of this family. I would like more details such as who else died in accident and any descendants of the KURTZ family.

Pam Navrat  Tue  Feb, 1997  Surname: LaCLAIR
I am looking for information on my 2nd great-grandfather XAVIER (LEVI) LACLAIR. He lived in Oswego Township, Kendall Co., Illinois in 1850 and either died there or Aurora Township, Kane Co., Illinois. He was first married to an Elizabeth (Eliza), then around 1850 remarried to Matilda BISSONNETTE. I would greatly appreciate any help! Thank you!

Virginia Dial  Tue Sep 23, 1997  Surname: LAMBERT
LAMBERT and HUGHES FAMILIES - LAMBERT, John Deloss born 1824 in New York, married HUGHES, Catherine born 1834 in Pennsylvania.  They were married in 1853 at Earlville (LaSalle) Ill. Catherine's parents were Edward HUGHES and Mary HISE. The HUGHES family was in Kendall County, circa 1855 - 1865. Catherine and John D. had 13 children (Flora, Lottie, Edward J., Theodore W., J. William, Henry D., Eudora, Georgianna, Elizabeth, Hattie B., Nettie M., Minzo, Stella).  These children married into the families of TUTTLE, KINGHAM, CATLETT, JONES, DAVIS, MATTHEWS, JAGGERS, COFFMAN, SHAFFER and WATKINS.
John and Catherine LAMBERT were in LaSalle, Kendall and Livingston counties. They were in Kendall County, circa 1855 - 1865.  Can anyone help me on any of these families especially the LAMBERT OR

Bailey Francis  Sun Jun 4, 2000 Surname: LaSUER
Also COX, ELDRIDGE, & GREEN
Researching my step-father's family.  His grandparents were Charles Edward LaSUER, born 15 June 1862 in Plano, Kendall County, Illinois and Lida Alice COX, born 29 Sep 1867 in Plano, Kendall County.  They were married in Kendall County, 2 Oct 1890.  In the Vital Statistics on the parents of individuals applying for marriage licenses since 1877, I discovered that the parents of Charles Edward LaSUER were Charles W. LaSUER and Jennie ELDRIDGE. The parents of Lida Alice COX were Joseph H. COX and Alice GREEN.  I am interested in contacting other descendants to exchange information. Descendants lived in Aurora, Elburn, Plano, and Waterman, IL.

Kristy Lawrie Gravlin   Wed Jul  2, 1997  Surname: LAWRIE
Both sides of my family arrived in Kendall County between 1836-1847 so there are many names that would be of interest to me: Royal O. LINCOLN, Amer B. COOK, Whiting TOOMBS, Richard Russell GREENFIELD, Ann Elizabeth
SPRINGER, James Brown LAWRIE, and anyone who is related to any of the above.  I would enjoy hearing from anyone who has some connection or recollections of the family.  Thanks. Kristy

Jean Logston   Wed Sep 13, 2000  Surname: LEACH
Searching for the descendants of Clement Leach born about 1756 in Maryland. Clement Leach  married Martha (surname unknown) about 1780 in Maryland. They moved from Maryland to Pennsylvania and then to Marshall County Virginia (WV) in about 1820. Sons John H. Leach Joshua, Morgan, William, and daughters Levina or Lovina (Leach) Eniex or Enix and Rebecca Leach Colwell (perhaps Caldwell) and their families moved to Grundy and Kendall County, Illinois about 1855.
Seeking to contact descendants of any of the above families. Also seeking Clement Leach's wife Martha's surname. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Jean Logston
Tampa, FL

Stephanie (Bazan) Jerabek   Wed Oct 4, 2000  Surname: LEIFHEIT
I am looking for information on Frederick Leifheit and, at least one of his siblings, that came to Kendall County about 1850.  After residence in Kendall Co. for about two years, the family moved to Iowa where his wife,
Hattie Borchas (Borchers?) died about 1855. Frederick returned to Kendall County and died about 1857.  I would like to know where he was buried.
Frederick and Hattie had six children: George Henry (my ancestor) who married Frederica Hartman, William, August, Johanna, Amelia, and Minnie. George Henry (AKA Henry) lived in Kendall County for about four years before moving to De Kalb County where he lived for the next thirty years of his life.
I would like to know:
        Who was Frederick's brother that also settled in Kendall Co.?  I believe that the Andrew Leifheit family may be his descendants.
        Where in Germany did Frederick and his brother come from?
        Where is Frederick buried?
        Who were their parents?
I would appreciate any help or information on this or any other connecting Leifheit families. Thank you.

Beth L. Leverton  Mon Jul  28, 2014  Surname: LEVERTON
I have a wedding picture of a bride taken by Jessup photography studio Yorkville, IL which I would like to identify if possible. Unfortunately, there is nothing written on the back & no family members seem to know who she is. According to my daughter the picture may actually be a confirmation photo from around 1895-1900. Leverton is a family name throughout northern Illinois: my husband's family is in the Warren/Stockton area. The bride resembles our daughter . I'm not sure of the era either but I could send a copy if it would help. Thank you. Beth Leverton

Kristy Lawrie Gravlin  Wed Jul  2, 1997  Surname: LINCOLN
Both sides of my family arrived in Kendall County between 1836-1847 so there are many names that would be of interest to me: Royal O. LINCOLN, Amer B. COOK, Whiting TOOMBS, Richard Russell GREENFIELD, Ann Elizabeth
SPRINGER, James Brown LAWRIE, and anyone who is related to any of the above.  I would enjoy hearing from anyone who has some connection or recollections of the family.  Thanks. Kristy

Dorie Leathers  Mon Oct 19, 1998  Surname: LINN
Searching family of Andrew and Barbara LINN, removed from Centre County, PA to Yorkville, Kendall  County, IL circa 1850.  Andrew died there in 1887. His children include Joseph H., Mary W., Margaret M., William T., John W. and Nancy W., who were born in Pennsylvania and Andrew Jr., Franklin and Robert, who were born in Illinois.  His children married into families named HALWICK, JACKSON, WELCH and WITCHEY. Will share info on ancestors.  Dorie Leathers

Melva   Surname: LLOYD
I am looking for information on the death of my gr-gr-grandmother grandmother, ELIZA LLOYD who died in 1893.  He husband, WILLIAM R. LLOYD, died in Lisbon, Illinois in 1876. They moved to Lisbon from New York around 1856 and I think they adopted a daughter while living in Lisbon although I  haven't been able to find a  record of that adoption. Would appreciate any information on the LLOYD family.

Dee Marsh  Sat Mar 1, 1997  Surname: MacGINNIS
I am researching the Waldo Warren MARSH, John Warren MARSH, Patrick DOUD, MacGINNIS families of Kendall County. I would appreciate any information. Thanks Dee

Melisa Mailander Curristan  Fri Jul 31, 1998 Surname: MAILANDER
Looking for information on the family of CONRAD & MARGARET MAILANDER. They had property in Fox and Kendall Townships from 1850-1870.  They immigrated to the United States about 1849 from Germany.  They had eight children: Henry (1852), Charles (1853), Caroline (1856), Mary (1858), Louisa (1861), William (1864), Maggie (1868), and Annie (1869).

Glenna Malmborg Hoornstra  Thu Aug 22, 2002  Surname MALMBORG
I am looking for obituaries of my grandfather's brothers and sister, Gunhild Jones, Harry Norman Malmborg and Edward Otto Malmborg.  They lived in Plano, Illinois and are buried in Little Rock Township Cemetery. Eddie lived in a small house behind Gunhilds. I am also looking for someone who would be willing to go to the cemetery and take pictures of their headstones with a disposable camera and send them to me. I would be happy to pay for the camera, processing and gas to and from the cemetery. Gunhild or Gunny as she was called lived in Plano for many years. Her brother Eddie was nicknamed Cleddie, short for uncle Eddie. Harry had a real estate or insurance business in Plano. He died in Aurora, Illinois. Thanks for any help you can give me.  My mailing address is: Glenna Malmborg Hoornstra, 144 Clark St., Sparta, Michigan 49345.

James Kraus  Mon Jul 17, 2000 Surname: MARLEY
I am seeking information on Frank E. Marley and his wife Effie Lincoln.  I am specifically interested information on his career as editor/author and his wife's career as elocutionist, music teacher, actress, politician, and strong woman's rights speaker.  They were married on June 7,1883. I believe Mr. Marley was possibly editor of a Plano, IL newspaper circa 1891.  In 1933 he wrote a letter to my grandfather stating that he had for the last 5 years been writing on "the old peoples pension".  The letter head was F. E. Marley, 7 E Wilson St. Batavia IL.

Dee Marsh  Sat Mar 7, 1997  Surname: MARSH
I am researching the Waldo Warren MARSH, John Warren MARSH, Patrick DOUD, MacGINNIS families of Kendall County. I would appreciate any information. Thanks Dee

Iris and Leslie Hemmingson  Tues Sep 3, 2002 Surname: MATHRE
Oscal/Askild Pederson Mathre/Matre married Siri/Sarah Tjerandsdatter Østreim aka Sarah Hill Fjellberg possibly in 1865 near Paxton, Illinois. They had children born in Illinois: Peter Oscalson Mathre born Oct 1868, Ellen born next, Augusta born Mar 1875, Josie born 1877, Oscar born Feb 23, 1882 at Lisbon, Kendall County, Illinois Charley born Sept 1884. Would like to contact anyone interested in this family.

Burtram "Bud" Hopkins May 20, 1999  Surname: MATLOCK
MATLOCK family - John and Eleanor Matlock moved from Tennessee to Indiana, and then to Kendall County in the early 1800's.  John and Eleanor died in Kendall County, John in 1848 and Eleanor in 1839.  They had the following children - Thomas Jefferson, James Burton, William Tyndal, Margaret, Sally, John, West, George, Joseph, and the Rev. David Matlock, my gr-gr-grandfather.  Not all of them came to Kendall County, but West Matlock is included in the 1850 census in Kendall County.   I have the  original pages from David's Bible with the names of his brothers, sisters and parents, with birth and marriage dates.
I am Interested in any information related to this family. Bud Hopkins

Sandra Rader  Fri Oct 09, 1998  Surnames: MATTHES-(MATHEWS)
Searching for any information on John Matthes, born 1825 in England. Married Sarah Broadbent. Settled in Seward Township, Kendall County, Illinois about 1860. Children: Joseph; Robert; Daniel; Samuel; William; and Mary Jane. Would like to know what happened to this family. Daniel Matthes was my great-grandfather. Would appreciate all information.

Millie Alexander  Mon Oct 23, 2000  Surnames: MAXWELL & SERGEANT
James T. MAXWELL and Ann or Anna Eliza SERGEANT were both born in Ohio. They were married Mar 20, 1861 in Grundy County, IL. Most of their nine children were born in Kendall County, IL.  Their children were:  James A.; Elmer H.; Norman; Howard; Isaac; Joseph; John; George; and Albert L. MAXWELL.  All born from around 1863 to 1877 in the White Willow and Minooka areas.
Any information on this family, or Ann's SERGEANT family would be appreciated. The SERGEANT family  lived in the same area at the same time.
Thanks, Millie Alexander

Sandi  Sat Jun 3, 2000 Surname MERRICK
I am looking for info about LeRoy S. Merrick who was born in Kendall county about 1852.  It is believed he had two brothers named Clinton and Charles "Eugene".  Any information would be helpful.

Kim Perkins-Kachelmuss  Sun Jun 4, 2000  Surnames: MERRITT & PERKINS
I am looking for any information regarding Tracy Perkins who married Phoebe Wilbur 1856. Tracy was originally married to Phoebe's sister Alvina Wilbur in New Milford, PA. Tracy and Alvina had a son named Orson Orville. Alvina died shortly after Orson's birth. Alvina is buried somewhere near Warrenville, IL, but I do not know precisely where.
Orson Orville Perkins died Aug 23, 1932. He married Esther Georgianna Merritt who  died Feb 16, 1931. Tracy, Phoebe, Orson and Esther are buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Yorkville, IL.
Fred Merritt Perkins was one of Tracy and Phoebe's children. They had many other children but I do not know their names. I would appreciate any help on the names of these children and their descendants. l am also interested in any historical information related to this Perkins family.
Thank you.

Kim Nelson or  Kim Nelson   Fri Aug 29, 2003 Surnames: MEYER & FEES
I am looking for any information on a Henry Meyer.  He was the son of Caroline (Carrie) Meyer Fees. We don't have any information on his father but believe he was illegitimate, born in Bavaria Germany.  He came to the United States in 1891 or 1892 as a very young child. It is believed he came here with his mother, grandfather (Heinrich Meyer) and his grandmother (Caroline Lacy Meyer). They settled in Aurora, Illinois. ( I am not sure they went directly to Aurora but that is where I was told they lived). His mother married Michael Fees on March 24, 1892 in Aurora Illinois (Kane County).  Michael Fees was a farmer in Oswego Illinois and had come to the U.S. in 1887 on the Saale from Germany.  (I would also like any info on the Fees family.)  I believe his parents names are Andrew and Fredricka Fees. They lived in Waldeck, Germany. Michael also had 2 sisters who settled in Oswego, Freterita Fees who married John Hoch on February 10, 1891 and Minnie Fees who married Charles Miller on September 6, 1891.
The 1900 Census shows Michael (head) born October 1858, age 43. Caroline (wife) born February 1862, age 39.  Henry (son) born May 1889, age 11. Michael and Caroline had two more sons, Otto (he is my great grandfather), and Alfred. They were enumerated in the 1900 census, Otto born Jan. 29, age 7. Alfred born on Nov.29, age 3. Michael and Caroline had been married for 8 years at the time of the 1900 census.
I am unaware of what became of Caroline's parents.
Michael and Caroline moved to Hanover township Illinois with Otto and Alfred but I am not sure when.
Henry remained in Oswego. He is enumerated in the 1920 census as head of the household, age 30. Anna (wife) age 28. Caroline (daughter) age 5, Francis (daughter) age 3, Margaret (daughter) age 1.
In the 1930 census for Oswego Township, Kendall County (image 13) Henry (head), age 40. Anna (wife), age 39, Caroline (daughter), age 14, Frances (daughter), age 12, Margaret (daughter), age 10, Ruth (daughter), age 8, Henry (son), age 6, Betty Jane (daughter), age 2, and Robert Donald (son), age 1 month. Henry's occupation, farmer.
I am interested in any information on Henry's wife or children or anything about the people mentioned above.
Thank you for your time.
Kim Nelson
Elgin, Illinois

Frank LaVerne Miller  Tue Nov 5, 2013 Surname: MILLER
LaVerne Allen Miller: Born in October of 1904 in Waterman, Illinois, wish to know birth day. 

Kelly Incitti  Mon Feb 28, 2000 Surname: MOENKEMEYER  sometimes MOENKEMEIER
I'm searching for the parents of Augustus, Hannah, Minnie, and Henry MOENKEMEYER.
All were married in Kendall Co.
Augustus MOENEKEMYER married J. J. Amalia LEIFHEIT on 1-1-1869.
Hannah MOENKEMEYER married Henry ESSINGTON on 3-29-1871.
Wilhelmine "Minnie" MOENEKMEYER married Frank "George" LEIFHEIT on 3-3-1872.
Henry MOENKEMEYER married Louisa PARON on 1-14-1876.

Pat Mongan  Tue Oct 6, 1998 Surname: MONTAGUE
Alexander Montague and Hannah (Woods) Montague moved from Kendall County, Ill to Iowa in the late 1850's.  I am interested in where they came from before Illinois and any family tree lineage.
Anything appreciated.
Pat Mongan
Fulton, MS

Dave Piepho   Wed Dec 16, 1998  Surname: MISNER
Seeking information on the parents and/or descendants of DeMarquis Misner, resident of Kendall County in 1850. He was born in Kentucky about 1793. On 20 July 1815, in Franklin Co., IN he married Milly Haymond, daughter of Calder and Catherine (Hoult) Haymond recently of Monongalia Co., VA (WV)
and later moved to Illinois.
Dave Piepho
e-mail: "Dave Piepho" <piepho@iquest.net>
snail mail: 615 N East St Apt 201, Indianapolis IN 46202-3479
phone: 317 632-1814

Colleen Sullivan  Sun Sep 7, 1997  Surname: MORRISON
Seeking any information on the following surnames all of the Plattville area.  SOUTHCOMBE, MORRISON, FOX, WIEGEL (possibly WEIGEL, WIEGLE).
Thanks

Margaret Brown Fearn  Tue Feb 5, 2002  Surname: MULKEY
Looking for information on and a connection to the William MULKEY family. William Mulkey who married Sara Cox,  was born Apr 14, 1799 in Ash Co., NC, son of James & unknown MULKEY. The Mulkey family settled near Little Rock. An  obituary was posted by Kari Mulkey Cook, Feb 3, 2000. Messages sent to her e-mail address have bounced. I have a bit of information on the previous generation and quite a bit on their descendants. I am a descendant of William's brother Alexander born abt 1801, who married Sarah "Sallie" BALDWIN.  Always willing to share and exchange family data.

Dave Needham  Sun Sep 20, 1998 Surname: NEEDHAM
I am searching for information on the ancestors of George and Anna (Shanor) NEEDHAM who came to Kendall County, IL about 1852, from Mercer County, PA.  George died in 1857 and is buried in Pavilion Cemetery.  George and Anna's son George Townsend Needham continued to farm with his mother Anna for several years until many of the sons moved to other counties in northern Illinois, and later to Boone Co, Iowa and Nebraska.  I don't know what happened to Anna. 

P. Tvinnereim  Tue Jan 7, 2003  Surname: NELSON
Am searching for others doing research on my gr/gr/grandparents, LARS & ANNA/ANNABEL (ANDERSON) NELSON.  Both were born in Norway, Europe and farmed near Newark, Kendall Co., IL. They are buried in the Helmar Lutheran Cemetery Helmar, IL.  Children: Nels "Fremont", Christina Eliz. "Lizzy" (Mrs. John Lawson), Martha Josephine, Owen "Isaiah", Sarah Josephine (Mrs. Martin Christian), John Alfred, Sven "Lewis", married Sarah Anderson, Iver Benjamin, Arthur William and Anna Belle Nelson.  Have info & photos to share.

Samantha McKnight  Surname: NEWTON
Looking for information on the Edgar NEWTON & Valentine HARTMAN families who lived in Millington, IL. Edgar NEWTON  married  Mildred M. HARTMAM. Mildred was the daughter of  Valentine and Matilda HARTMAN.

Mary S. Jackson  Mon Jan 17, 2000 Surname NICHOLSON
Would like to contact any descendants of Joshua NICHOLSON born ca 1778 in Phillipstown, NY and died  Sep 26, 1865 in Kendall Co. Ill.  He and his wife are buried in Lisbon Cemetery.  Families were located in Kendall, De Kalb and Will Counties.
Children:
Mary born 1801 and married (?) WAYNE.
Elizabeth (Betsey) born ca 1803 married John WOOD.
Phebe born 1808 and died Mar 1,1883, married E. D. LE MOIN born Jan 30,1800 and died MAY 9,1885, buried in E. Paw Paw Cemetery, De Kalb County.
Thomas born Feb 14,1807 and died in Rollo, De Kalb County May 25, 1888, married Eunice CLARK.
Jemima born Apr 12,1812 married (1) William E. LEWIS and (2) Harlow G. Wilcox.
Jane married (?) BROWN.
Catherine born Sep 23,1816 in Phillipstown, NY, married Jesse CORY.  She died in Feb 13,1893.  They are buried in E. Paw Paw Cemetery De Kalb County
Abby (Abigail) married (?) BAIRD
David died Sep 28, 1871 Millington, Illinois.
Charles Delos born Jun 30, 1819, died Aug 27, 1883,  married Fanny Sevila CADY born May 15, 1828, died Sep 7, 1907. They along with three young daughters are buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich, De Kalb County.
Mary S. Jackson
5138 Maxwell Rd.
Farmington, NY 14425

Jan Apland Emmons Mon Apr 07, 2014 Surname NIELSEN (NILSSON?)
I am trying to find out what happened to my 2nd ggrandfather, Ole Nielsen. He was born in Holta, Strand, Rogaland, Norway on 4 October 1812. He was married twice to Ingeborg Andersdotter and Siri Halvarsdotter, and widowed twice. In 1861 he immigrated from Stavanger to Lisbon, Kendall County, IL with his 4 surviving children, Nils, Halvor, Johannes, and Marthe. I have not been able to find any record of him after his arrival in Kendall County. His daughter, Marthe (my ggrandmother) married Lars Larson Apland on 31 December 1874.

Allan Kvalevaag Sun Jan 3, 2010 Surname OLSON/OLSEN
Searching for Jan Henrik Olsen, born April 24 1860 in Karmoy, Norway who immigrated to America in 1888 and settled in Millington, IL. He married Olive [Olava Oline) Nilsen/Nelson, Oct 4, 1890 in Kendall County. She was born in 1869 in Stavanger Norway, the daughter of Nils Olson & Karen Jensen. Jan Henrik Olson/Olsen changed his name to John Henry Walker. He was joined in America by his brother Ole Mathias Olson and sisters Olava Katrine born Jan 23 1866 and Helvik Gurine, born Jul 24, 1867.

Don W. Orr  Thu May 4, 2000  Surname: ORR-CASSELMAN
Margaret ORR,  born Oct. 22, 1841 in Pennsylvania married Edward CASSELMAN, Feb. 26, 1863 in Kendall County, Illinois. Their children were Margaret S, Marion, Clarence A., Grace E., and Viola. Seeking information on this family, especially their children and grandchildren. All help will be appreciated.

Louis Locatell Surname: OSMAN
I am looking for descendants of Osman Osman of Kendall County, Illinois. He and his first wife (Taaren Chalde) had four or five daughters (Anna?, Isabella, Malinda, Susan, and Julia), and three sons (Lambert, Severt, and Torn), born between 1835 and 1866.  We know that a relative, Eric Osman, was living in North Dakota, and another relative, Martin Osman, was living in Buffalo, Iowa, both in 1926.  My wife is the granddaughter of Julia. I would appreciate any information you might have about any Osmans that might possibly be related.
Louis Locatell
811 West 11th Avenue
Chico, CA 95926

Cynthia Nelson  Sun Apr 26, 1998. Surname: PALMER
Looking for the Toombs family. William Franklin Toombs, Sr. and wife Alta Smith, daughter of Whiting Smith. Wm. F. Toombs, Sr. born NY? 1803. Alta Smith born Dec. 1806, Genesco Co. NY. Moved to Little Rock 1847, then Sandwich until 1877. Children Martin, Sarah Ann (married Dr. Wesley C. SEDGEWICK), Whiting (married Mary C. WELCH), Elizabeth, Harvey (married Julia A. WELCH), and Wm. F. Toombs, Jr.( married Clara PALMER, dau of Alexander PALMER and Nancy Ann CHILDS). Will trade information with other searchers.

Jim Pease  Wed Oct 18, 2000  Surname: PEASE
William H. PEASE (born 1809 NY, died 1883 Kendall Co., IL) and wife Margaret
(KRUSEN) PEASE (born 1812 NJ, died 1858 Kendall Co., IL) moved to Kendall County about 1846. Their children were Randall (born 1834, married Adeline RICHMOND), Anna Eliza (born about 1837, married William RICHMOND), Julia Ann (born 1840), Margaret Emma (born 1845), Mary Jane (born 1848), William Joseph (born 1852), and Frank Norman (born about 1853). Interested in sharing information with anyone from this or allied families.
Response address:
Jim Pease
3452 Spur St.
Blacksburg VA 24060
peasej@vt.edu

CHornibroo@aol.com Sat Feb 16, 2002 Surnames: PENMAN & McCLOSKEY
Elizabeth Penman, daughter of Thomas Penman of Yorkville, appears to have married Jacob McCloskey on Nov. 26, 1874. Ill marriage record appears to have incorrectly recorded the name as McClaskey.
I am part of a group of McCloskey researchers from Central PA. Jacob was the son of Joseph and Mary Wagner McCloskey of Centre Co., PA. My FTM homepage "Eaton, Sones, Stolers, McCloskeys, and Walkers of Central PA has information and a presumed photo of Jacob. It may be easier to search for the specific homepage based on my name Carla Eaton Hornibrook.
Our records have Elizabeth's dates as 1850-1888. Jacob's dates are 1848-1930. He passed away in MO.
Any information on Elizabeth or her family would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Carla

Cora Graves Hoff  Sun  Apr 20, 1997  Surname: PENNOCK
 Looking for any information on Raymond Almond (R.A.) GRAVES. Born Oct. 05, 1884 in Sandwich, De Kalb County, IL. Died: June 08, 1968 in Sarasota, FL. Married: (1) Gertrude FREER PENNOCK, (2) Edna Virginia WILLIAMS BLISS, son Jacque Raymon GRAVES b. Sep 11, 1927 Aurora, Kane County, IL, d: Dec 14, 1979 Sarasota, FL. (3) Cora WILLIAMS PONDER of Sarasota, FL. Raymond was Mayor of Plano in 1933. In 1938 Raymond and Edna moved to Sarasota, FL Any information would be appreciated. Cora in Sarasota, FL

Kim Perkins-Kachelmuss  Sun Jun 4, 2000  Surname: PERKINS
I am looking for any information regarding Tracy Perkins who married Phoebe Wilbur 1856. Tracy was originally married to Phoebe's sister Alvina Wilbur in New Milford, PA. Tracy and Alvina had a son named Orson Orville. Alvina died shortly after Orson's birth. Alvina is buried somewhere near Warrenville, IL, but I do not know precisely where.
Orson Orville Perkins died Aug 23, 1932. He married Esther Georgianna Merritt who  died Feb 16, 1931. Tracy, Phoebe, Orson and Esther are buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Yorkville, IL.
Fred Merritt Perkins was one of Tracy and Phoebe's children. They had many other children but I do not know their names. I would appreciate any help on the names of these children and their descendants. l am also interested in any historical information related to this Perkins family.
Thank you.

Constance Dye   Fri Mar 5, 1999  Surname: PETERSON
Searching for descendants of John Peterson (b.1825 Norway) and Anna Johnson (b. 1830 Norway). Their children were: James, Julia, Nels, Peter J., Jacob, Anna, and John (all born in Il. except James). Peter J. Peterson married Mary (Thorson) in LaSalle County, Ottawa, Il. in 1883.  Peter and Mary Peterson had my grandfather, James Charles Peterson.
Any correspondence will be happily appreciated.

Betty Jo Griffith   Mon July 19,1999 Surnames: PETERSON & KNUDTSON
Searching for further information on George PETERSON  and Ellen KNUDTSON, of White Willow  Lisbon Twp., Kendall Co., Illinois. They were married in 1877. George moved from Grundy County in 1870 and Ellen came with her parents ? in 1860 from Norway.  Their children were Cornelius, who passed away after the 1880 census (2 years of age); Gilbert b. 1880; Anna b. 1881 Cornelia b. 1883, George Eli, Henry S.; Nettie, Newt, Carl Bertimus  William, and Ida.  Any or all information would be greatly appreciated. I do have some information to work with.  Thanks again
Betty Jo


Don Hagstrom Mon June 20, 2005 Surname PHELPS
I am looking for information on Fred Phelps' first family, who lived in Plano from the mid 1890's to about 1915. Fred's first wife's given name was Emily, surname unknown.. Apparently, his first wife and their children left Plano, but Fred remained there, remarried, and died in Plano in 1940. I believe I am a descentant of his youngest daughter from his 1st marriage, Eva Phelps. According to the Kendall County census, Eva was 7 years of age in April 1910.

In particular, I would like to know his first wife's maiden name. If it matches the information on my grandmother Eva's marriage license, I can continue to track Emily and Eva in Dubuque after 1915, and be sure Fred was my great grandfather.

Don Hagstrom
Cerritos, CA

Chuck Kimes  Surnames: PHILLIPS
Looking for information on descendants and ancestors of Mary Augusta Farnham and Benton Phillips married in Kendall County, March 17, 1875. Their daughter, Jennie Louise Phillips, born Kendall County, December 18, 1882.
Chuck Kimes
8691 E. Kettle Ave.
Englewood CO. 80112

Ron Planck Fri Sep 12, 2003 Surname: PLANK
Looking for information on Adam Plank born about 1832 New York, brother Jacob C. Plank born about 1837 New York, and sister Amy born about 1834, New York. They were all in Huntsville (Bristol Station, later Bristol, Illinois) in the early 1850's. The had moved to Bristol Twp. Kendall Co. IL by the 1860 census. Looking for names and birth dates of children etc. Thank's, Ron Planck

Cora Graves Hoff   Sun Apr 20, 1997  Surname: PONDER
 Looking for any information on Raymond Almond (RA) GRAVES. Born Oct. 05, 1884 in Sandwich, De Kalb County, IL. Died: June 08, 1968 in Sarasota, FL. Married: (1) Gertrude FREER PENNOCK, (2) Edna Virginia WILLIAMS BLISS, son Jacque Raymon GRAVES b. Sep 11, 1927 Aurora, Kane County, IL, d: Dec 14, 1979 Sarasota, FL. (3) Cora WILLIAMS PONDER of Sarasota, FL. Raymond was Mayor of Plano in 1933. In 1938 Raymond and Edna moved to Sarasota, FL Any information would be appreciated. Cora in Sarasota, FL

Fritz Miller   Wed Mar 10, 1999  Surname: POTTER
Searching for parents and siblings of Vashni M. Potter (male). Birth date and place unknown, probably 1843/1844 in Illinois. Vashni served in Company F, 127th Illinois Vol. Inf. during Civil War.  Married Helen Hubbell. Died of typhoid in January, 1883 in Big Rock, IL. Buried in Fowler Grove Cemetery, Kendall County, IL. It's believed Vashni and Helen had 4 children: Delbert Delos Potter, Jesse Potter, Fred Potter, and Vashti Mabel Potter. A fifth child, Ella M. Potter is referenced on this web site. After Vashni's death,
Helen moved to Iowa with Delbert, Jesse, and Vashti. Fred may have died young.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sara Childers   Fri Dec 4, 1998, Surname: POWERS
Luke Powers, Born about 1810 Ireland, Married Ellen Caulfield (Fallen.) They settled in Seward Township in Kendall County. We think Luke died in Kendall County. They had son, James Powers, born April 3, 1860 in Kendall County. Has anyone come across this family in their research in Kendall County, or surrounding areas? Thank you. Sara Childers, Box 93, Carlsborg WA 98324

Michael Alan Hunter Tue June 21, 2005, Surnames: PRESTON, BISTROP, ORR, SEYMOUR & STARKWEATHER
I am looking for information on Luman Preston, born June 29, 1796 in Middlebury, Addison Co. Vermont who died July 18, 1875 in Big Grove Twp. Kendall Co. Illinois. Luman married (1) Lucy Pettibone, (2) Lucinda Maria Bistrop, born December 30, 1806, and died January 16, 1882 Millington, Kendall Co. Illinois.
Children from 1st marriage: Abigail Dorothy Preston married Avery Fosgate
Children from 2nd marriage: Gander Barber Preston; Egbert Preston married Jennie Orr; Julia M. Preston married John Seymour; William Jerome Preston married Sarah M. Starkweather; Lucy Jane Preston; and Luman C. Preston Jr.
Looking for information that will help me trace the family forward in time.
Thank you.

Michael Alan Hunter
102 Wayne Hunter Road
Waddington, New York 13694-3139
mahunterny@westelcom.com

Nora Probasco   Surname: PROBASCO
I am interested in PROBASCO surname info, family trees and research. I am starting a central PROBASCO database to direct researchers to others who are researching their line. The PROBASCO's have been in Kendall County since the 1860's.

Matt Redman  Thu Aug 2, 2001, Surnames: REDMAN, RICE, MARSHALL & MORGAN
Looking for further information on and possible descendants of Ann Rebecca Redman.  She was living in Kendall Co. IL in 1862 when she sold her farm back in Skipton, Talbot Co., MD.  Ann's parents were John Redman and Elizabeth Ann Rice of Talbot Co., MD.  Ann had a sister named Levina who died young.  John Redman died in a shipwreck in Dec. 1835 in Chesapeake Bay.  Ann Rebecca Redman's uncle, John Blake Rice, was apparently a stage persona and mayor of Chicago around the 1860s.  Members of the Marshall Family buried in the Elmwood Cemetery in Yorkville are also related to Ann R. Redman.  They also came from Talbot Co. MD.
Does anyone know if the Ann R. "Redmond" who married Charles Morgan in Kendall Co. IL in 1862 is the same Ann R. Redman I am trying to learn about?
Submitted by Matt Redman, (Ann's 1st cousin 4 times removed).

Leila May Georg  Sat Jun 29, 2002 Surname: REDFIELD
    The 1859 Platt book of Kendall County, Illinois lists landowners, E. G. Redfield in Section 17, Lisbon Twp and N. Redfield in Section 18, Lisbon Twp.
    When the 1860 U. S. Census was taken E.G. (Eli H.) Redfield had migrated to DuPage Co. Illinois, the Redfield, heads of family, living in Lisbon Twp., Kendall Co., were Charles, age 27, Eby, age 31, N., age 60 and Weber, age 25.
I find Eli Redfield, d., 4-2-1913 in Lisbon, Kendall Co., Il.
    I know N. age 60, was Nathaniel Redfield 1800-1875, that he had been born in New York State, that his wife was Sallie Webster, and that Charles Redfield, age 27 was their son.
    I think Eli, Eby and Weber must have been close relatives if not sons, their ages fit nicely into the age ranges of the five siblings I do know, but haven't found any dependable evidence one way or the other, can anyone help?
    Eugene Redfield, 1857-1886, son of Charles Redfield and Sarah McCloud, seems to have died as a result of an accident or violence, can someone clarify that happening for me?
    In addition I am convinced, albeit having no proof, that Nathaniel was somehow a part of the Connecticut Redfield family, but how. Does someone out there know who his parents were?
    I have asked a number of questions, please do not feel that you need to answer them all. Anything you can add will be appreciated.
    I live within a comfortable driving distance of Springfield, IL Libraries and will be happy to exchange data.
Thank you in advance. Leila Mae Georg

Pat Weber   Fri Oct  3, 1997  Surname: REYNOLDS
AVERY and TRIPP. Thompson Avery, born in NY about 1813?  Was he first married to Amanda REYNOLDS?  Thompson is in 1860 LaSalle County census doing farm labor.  In 1863, he married Jemima TRIPP in Kendall County.  I believe she was married to Benjamin TRIPP before that.  Thompson and Jemima are buried in Mt Auburn Cemetery in Benton Co Iowa. Was Thompson AVERY, the father of William H. AVERY who was born in NY about 1840 and lived in Dekalb Co until after Civil War, ? If not, who were William AVERY's parents? Was this the William H. AVERY who was married to Hattie HINSDALE in 1862??? Appreciate any information on the AVERY or TRIPP families.

Jim Pease  Wed Oct 18, 2000  Surname: RICHMOND
Searching for information about Amaziah RICHMOND (born 1804 MA, died 1889 Kendall Co., IL) and wife Caroline Harris ROGERS (born 1804 VT, died 1873 Big Grove, Kendall Co., IL). After Caroline's death, Amaziah married Diana CHAPIN (died 1883). Children of Amaziah and Caroline were James (born 1827, married Amy VAUGHN), Caroline (born 1829, married Norman LENT), Sarah (born 1831), Jonathan (born 1832), Martha (born 1833), Adeline (born 1837, married Randall PEASE), William (born 1839, married Anna Eliza PEASE), J. Hamilton (born 1841), Julia Ann (born 1843), Mary (born 1845), George (born 1848, married Mary ROBINSON). Interested in sharing information with anyone from this or allied families.
Response address:Jim Pease, 3452 Spur St., Blacksburg VA 24060

Iris and Leslie Hemmingson  Tues Sep 3, 2002 Surname: SANDVIK
Johannes and Ingeborg Hemmingson/Sandvik arrived in Illinois July 13, 1854, as newlyweds. Children Anna, Oliver or Halvar, Knute J., Henry are believe to have been born in Kendall County before the family moved to Iowa March 10, 1860. Interested in contacting anyone interested in this family.


Kathy Toledo Sat Feb 25, 2006 Surname: SCHUMACHER
I am the daughter of Charles Martin Schumacher who was adopted by Charles W. and Alice F. Schumacher of Yorkville, Illinois, April 22, 1933, from the West Suberban Home for Girls in Hinsdale, Illinois. Charles M. was born June 7, 1932 and named Clyded Edward Kelly. I would like to contact his birth family to learn their health history.


Margaret Melton   Mon May 29, 2000  Surname: SCHUMANN or SHUMANN
I am searching for information on the family of Ludwig (Louis) and Henrietta Schumann. They arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, in May 1869 from Germany. Sometime between their arrival in Baltimore and May 1870 they moved to Oswego, Illinois, where they were enumerated in the 1870 Census. Four children were enumerated: Emma, born about 1858; Mary, born about 1861; Anna Louisa, born in 1864; and Otto, (Carl) born about 1868.
Emma married William H. Collman 27 Feb 1877 in Kendall County. Louis and Henriette Schumann were found in the 1880 Census without any children their household. The two older girls may have been married by then but I don't know where the two younger children were at. Otto (Carl) would have only been twelve years of age at the time.  After 1880, I lost all track of the family until 1899 when Anna was married in Nebraska.
Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

Judy Huber  Thu Aug  20, 1998  Surname: SEVERSON
I am looking for John Severson, born 1836 in Norway and died 1896 in Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. He married Martha Larson (Melland) in Kendall Co., Mar 3, 1872. John's name in Norway was Johann Oleson. His father was Ole Severson. Was John living in Kendall County in 1860? If yes, where? Would like to connect with their descendants, have much to share.

Jeanette Reiter  Sun Mar 11, 2001 Surname: SEVERSON
I am searching for any information about my gr-gr-grandmother, Ella Severson born March 30, 1863. It is
believed that she was a "Severson" before marriage. Her siblings included sisters Sophia and Tobie, and a brother Severt. Clara was also possibly a sister. Ella met Bertinius B. Severson in Newark, Illinois.
(Bertinius was Bjornesen in Norway, but emmigration records have him as Severson.) Their children were born between 11/1883 and 6/1902, so they were probably married before 1883 or early 1883.

Pat Shaw  Mon Nov 29, 1999 Surname: SHAW & HAVENHILL
Searching for descendants of Elias SHAW and Melissa HAVENHILL married Dec 1, 1858 in Kendall County,  IL. Also searching their son, Edward Elijah SHAW born 1860; married Carrie Lavenia HORTON in Kendall County, IL on Mar 19, 1884.  Edward and Carrie's ten children were all born in Evanston, IL area. They later moved to Mahaska County, IA.
Pat Shaw
Birmingham, Iowa

Jenn  Wed Aug 20, 1997  Surname: SHAW
I am seeking information on a Margrethia Ida Louise SHAW. Her married name was KAHLE. She had 4 children I know of. Margarite, who died at age 15. Lucecia, who I was told also died in her teens. Dorothy, whose married name is Greenburg. Jeanette Winifred KAHLE, b. April 30 1923,   Kendall Co., married Melvin UTLEY. Their children are: Jeanette Maude Utley,  b. Dec 27, 1950,  Aurora Ill,  adopted out;  Dolly,  b.?  adopted out;  Jeanne,  b.? adopted out; William,  b. June 30 1962.
I was told Jeanette was the first child born in wedlock. I am looking for info on when Margrethia was married and her husband's first name. Any information pertaining to this family would be greatly appreciated. My grandmother has been ill so I have not been able to get the information from her.

Debby  Sat Sep 1, 2001 Surname: SCHEER/SCHEERS  I am seeking information on the family of Fay SCHEER who may have died in Oswego, Kendall County, IL. (Social Security Death Index) in August, 1985.  Fay was born May 27, 1892 in Sycamore, De Kalb County, IL.  His parents were Frederick & Annie (LEACH) SCHEERS.
Fay had two half brothers (Charlie and John) and a half sister (Nellie SHADE).  I need to find out exactly when Fay died and where he is buried.  I would also like to know if he was married and had any children.  I have lots of information to share about his two half brothers and their ancestors/descendants.

Larry Brown  Thu Sep 11, 1997  Surname: SINCLAIR
I am looking for any information on my great grandparents George BROWN, his wife Agnes SINCLAIR. All the information I have is from my grand father David BROWN, he was born in 1875 and was from Kendall County IL. George BROWN and Agnes SINCLAIR had 10 other children besides David BROWN, I am not sure of the birth dates of any except David. They are Ross, Steve, Will, Clarence, Paul, Katie, Annie, Jim, Fred, Edgar.

Paulette Haynes   Sat Jul 26, 1997 Surname: SMITH
Looking for HAYNES in Kendall and Grundy Counties 1850-1880's.  Andrew Jackson HAYNES born ca 1838 served in 4th Illinois Cavalry Co. C in 1861. Sister was named Abigail HAYNES born ca 1839, brother Charles HAYNES born ca 1842 and brother Levi Edward HAYNES born 1845 who was an attorney in Morris, IL.  Parents were George Washington HAYNES and Tacy INSCHO. George Washington HAYNES died before 1850 and Tacy married (2) Adrick SMITH. They were listed in Kendall County on the 1850 census. She may have died in 1876 at Morris, IL.  Any help in locating these folks would be greatly appreciated.

Vicki Kessel  Thu Jul 31, 1997  Surname: SMITH
I am looking for information on Pearl May SWEETMAN born 1879 in Kendall county.  Also on her marriage to Newman Wilbur SMITH. In 3-14-1895.
Thanks and happy Rootin'

Shirley A. Hartman   Sun Nov  9, 1997  Surname: SMITH
My gr-gr-gr-grandfather, Reuben ATKINS was "ordained" as a deacon in the Sandwich branch of De Kalb County. His residence on 18 July 1871 was given as Plano, Illinois . Reuben  was born 20 Dec 1832, at Coventry, Warwickshire, England. He married Eliza BOLTON, born 25 March 1830, Coventry, Essex, England. Eliza died 17 Nov 1893, place of death unknown.  The date of  their marriage is unknown.  Reuben and Eliza had three sons, Reuben Jr., Henry and my g-g-grandfather, Charles. From what little I have learned, the boys/sons were young when they arrived in Plano. I know Charles had a farm near Aurora, Illinois. It appears their registry in De Kalb was witnessed by  David H. SMITH and Warren WALLING [Wallup?]. Since Eliza's date of death has surfaced but no location was given, I suspecting she died in Plano, Illinois. Perhaps Reuben died there as well.
Any information would be appreciated. Shirley Hartman

Cappi Newton   Thu Apr 1, 1999 Surnames: SMITH & WALSH
Searching for the family of my cousin Ellen Eugenia (Walsh) Smith. She married Charles H. Smith and was known to be in Somonauk, IL in June 1919. Ellen's father was Thomas L. Walsh. He died Feb 17, 1888, at the home of his sister Johanna (Walsh) Shehan in Plano, IL. Ellen's uncle, my gggrandfather was Lawrence F. Walsh who married Johanna Hogan. the had seven children, four dying in infancy, names unknown. The remaining children were Thomas F. Walsh, Margaret (Walsh) Stout, and Martin Walsh.
Would like to contact descendants of any of these people.

Claudia Smith   Wed Oct 16, 2013  Surname: SMITH
My husband's grandfather, Albert Alson Smith, was born in Kendall County January 28, 1874. We are searching for birth record to identify parents and any siblings he had. Census records locate him in Logan County Colorado in 1900 where he married Nellie B Hatch in 1902. He died in Sterling, Logan County, Colorado in 1934.

Colleen Sullivan   Sun Sep  7, 1997  Surname: SOUTHCOMBE
Seeking any information on the following surnames all of the Plattville area.  SOUTHCOMBE, MORRISON, FOX, WIEGEL (possibly WEIGEL, WIEGLE).
Thanks

Barry Jernigan   Fri Aug 21, 1998 Surname: SOUTHCOMBE
My gr-gr-gr-grandfather William SOUTHCOMBE married Elizabeth MORRISON in Kendall County, on February 13, 1861. They had 5 children that we know of (order not certain), my gg-grandfather William Alexander, John, Frank, Mary and Addie. Mary married John CLAYTON. John married Arabella BLACKMAN. William married Margaret Winifred FOX, daughter of Thomas James Fox and Euphemia WEIGEL of  Mercy, Ontario, Canada. William and Margaret had 5 children: Jennie M. (b. 1893), William J. (b. August 8,1894, married Beulah BENZ, died August, 1971), my great grandfather Eddy Everett (b. April 24,1896, married Alice Edna BAKER on May 30,1917 in Morris, Grundy, Illinois, died January 17,1967 in Apopka, Orange, Florida, buried in Plattville), George (b. September 7,1898, died September, 1975) and Winifred Ida (b. August 29, 1916, died October 1981).
This is the only information we have. Any further information would be greatly appreciated and we will share anything else that might help or anything further that we find...
Barry Jernigan, 6636 Burnt Knob Rd., Murfreesboro, TN  37129

Kristy Lawrie Gravlin   Wed Jul  2, 1997  Surname: SPRINGER
Both sides of my family arrived in Kendall County between 1836-1847 so there are many names that would be of interest to me: Royal O. LINCOLN, Amer B. COOK, Whiting TOOMBS, Richard Russell GREENFIELD, Ann Elizabeth SPRINGER, James Brown LAWRIE, and anyone who is related to any of the above.  I would enjoy hearing from anyone who has some connection or recollections of the family.  Thanks, Kristy.

Michael Alan Hunter Tue June 21, 2005, Surnames: STARKWEATHER, PRESTON, BISTROP, ORR, & SEYMOUR
I am looking for information on Luman Preston, born June 29, 1796 in Middlebury, Addison Co. Vermont who died July 18, 1875 in Big Grove Twp. Kendall Co. Illinois. Luman married (1) Lucy Pettibone, (2) Lucinda Maria Bistrop, born December 30, 1806, and died January 16, 1882 Millington, Kendall Co. Illinois.
Children from 1st marriage: Abigail Dorothy Preston married Avery Fosgate
Children from 2nd marriage: Gander Barber Preston; Egbert Preston married Jennie Orr; Julia M. Preston married John Seymour; William Jerome Preston married Sarah M. Starkweather; Lucy Jane Preston; and Luman C. Preston Jr.
Looking for information that will help me trace the family forward in time.
Thank you.

Michael Alan Hunter
102 Wayne Hunter Road
Waddington, New York 13694-3139
mahunterny@westelcom.com

Peggy Atteberry   Fri May 18, 2001 Surname STEVENS
I am seeking the maiden name of Lucy COOPER STEVENS. She married Theodore STEVENS July 24, 1849 in Kendall Co., IL. She had been married previously to COOPER and brought several children into her marriage with Theodore STEVENS. Any information on these families will be greatly appreciated.

Melvin Wright   Fri Feb 21, 1997  Surname: STEWART
Looking for information on Franklin Milton STEWART, b. 1854, NY. Appointed to West Point from Kendall County, September 1868, sixth Congressional district. Guardian Edwin STEWART. Edwin STEWART apparently a clergyman, also from NY, found in 1870 census with family, wife Magdaline and three oldest children also from NY. Two youngest children born Michigan. Any information on either Franklin Milton STEWART or his guardian Edwin STEWART will be appreciated.

Candy (Stickney) Harley Sat Feb 26, 2005 Surname: STICKNEY
Looking for information or decendants of: Charles F. (b 1856 Leon NY) and Elizabeth (Buckley) Stickney. Elizabeth was born March 3, 1864 in Plano, Illinois

Elizabeth's parents were Joseph and Jane (Hartnett) Buckley of Plano, Ill.

Vicki Kessel  Thu Jul 31, 1997  Surname:  SWEETMAN
I am looking for information on Pearl May SWEETMAN born 1879 in Kendall county.  Also on her marriage to Newman Wilbur SMITH. In 3-14-1895.
Thanks and happy Rootin'

Joan Longacre Wed Aug 4, 2004 Surname: TAETEM (TATEM) and BEHRENDT
Seeking others researching the SAMUEL TAETEM (TATEM) and HENRIETTA BEHRENDT family, my great- grandparents. They were in Plano, IL in late 1880's and later moved to Buffalo County, Nebraska. Thank you for your help.

Judith Prough  Surname: THOMPSON
Looking for a marriage record for Frederick Eugene THOMPSON and Celestia Virginia CARPENTER
My information indicates they were married 13 March 1861 at Lisbon, Kendall County, Illinois.
 I am also looking for burial/death information for Celestia Virginia's parents, Nelson and Harriet  CARPENTER. It is believed that Nelson was born in New York. CARPENTER family children were buried in  Lisbon, Illinois during the late 1840s and early 1850s. Apparently, they were still living in Lisbon when Celestia was married in March 1861.
Interested in corresponding with anyone working on this family.

Mary Rhodes  Thu May 23, 2002  Surname: THOMPSON
Searching for information on John Hardin Thompson and Annis Helen (Cole) Thompson. John died 27 Dec., 1940 in Yorkville. John and Annis had a daughter named Maud Irene who married George DeWitt in Kendall County. There may also have been other children that I am unaware of.

Regina   Sat  Apr 26, 1997  Surname: THURBER
 ELLIS I am looking for any information on the ELLIS Family that settled in Kendall County Ill. around 1854. Daughter was Harriett Grace ELLIS b. May 16,1851 in London England. Came to US and settled in Kendall county when she was about three years old. Her brother was William Ernest ELLIS. I am unsure if he was born in England or Illinois. Harriett married James K. GROVER in 1871. William was married to Harriet Elizabeth THURBER. I am especially looking for the names of their parents but any and all information will be a big help.

Roland Tooley   Mon Oct 25, 1999  Surname: TOOLEY
My objective: to find the Parents of William TOOLEY. Our records show that William was born in 1804 in
Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut. He married, Martha Miria SEARS, on 22 Nov. 1826 in CT.
His son and my ancestor, Edward Merritt TOOLEY,  was born April 18, 1843 in Middletown, Butler County, Ohio. Edward M. was married to Sarah A. TOOLEY daughter of Harvey TOOLEY. We believe that Sarah and Edward were cousins.
We found William in the 1850/1860/1870 census for Kendall County, Illinois. We also think that he died in Illinois but are not sure. We are hoping that there may be a relative in Illinois that has information as to
William's parents. Thanks much in advance.

Cynthia Nelson   Sun Apr 26, 1998. Surname: TOOMBS
Looking for the Toombs family. William Franklin Toombs, Sr. and wife Alta Smith, daughter of Whiting Smith. Wm. F. Toombs, Sr. born NY? 1803. Alta Smith born Dec. 1806, Genesco Co. NY. Moved to Little Rock 1847, then Sandwich until 1877. Children Martin, Sarah Ann (married Dr. Wesley C. SEDGEWICK), Whiting (married Mary C. WELCH), Elizabeth, Harvey (married Julia A. WELCH), and Wm. F. Toombs, Jr.( married Clara PALMER, dau of Alexander PALMER and Nancy Ann CHILDS). Will trade information with other searchers.

Kristy Lawrie Gravlin   Wed Jul  2, 1997  Surname: TOOMBS
Both sides of my family arrived in Kendall County between 1836-1847 so there are many names that would be of interest to me: Royal O. LINCOLN, Amer B. COOK, Whiting TOOMBS, Richard Russell GREENFIELD, Ann Elizabeth
SPRINGER, James Brown LAWRIE, and anyone who is related to any of the above.  I would enjoy hearing from anyone who has some connection or recollections of the family.  Thanks. Kristy

Pat Weber   Fri Oct  3, 1997  Surname: TRIPP
AVERY and TRIPP. Thompson Avery, born in NY about 1813?  Was he first married to Amanda REYNOLDS?  Thompson is in 1860 LaSalle County census doing farm labor.  In 1863, he married Jemima TRIPP in Kendall County.  I believe she was married to Benjamin TRIPP before that.  Thompson and Jemima are buried in Mt Auburn Cemetery in Benton Co Iowa.
Was Thompson AVERY, the father of William H. AVERY who was born in NY about 1840 and lived in Dekalb Co until after Civil War, ? If not, who were William AVERY's parents? Was this the William H. AVERY who was married to Hattie HINSDALE in 1862??? Appreciate any information on the AVERY or TRIPP families.

Dale Updike  Tue Nov 11, 1997  Surname: UPDIKE
UPDIKE, Abner, my grandfather, abandoned his family Oct 7, 1907. He was mayor of Oswego, Illinois at the time. Abner was last seen in El Paso, Texas in October 1907 by a local resident.
Does anyone have any more information on Abner? My father was Ryburn UPDIKE (born 1897). Please contact me. Thank you!

Jenn  Wed Aug 20, 1997  Surname: UTLEY
I am seeking information on a Margrethia Ida Louise SHAW. Her married name was KAHLE. She had 4 children I know of. Margarite, who died at age 15. Lucecia, who I was told also died in her teens. Dorothy, whose married name is Greenburg. Jeanette Winifred KAHLE, b. April 30 1923,   Kendall Co., married Melvin UTLEY. Their children are: Jeanette Maude Utley,  b. Dec 27, 1950,  Aurora Ill,  adopted out;  Dolly,  b.?  adopted out;  Jeanne,  b.? adopted out; William,  b. June 30 1962.
I was told Jeanette was the first child born in wedlock. I am looking for info on when Margrethia was married and her husband's first name. Any information pertaining to this family would be greatly appreciated. My grandmother has been ill so I have not been able to get the information from her.

Mary McMillan   Fri Feb 28, 1997  Surname: VanOLINDA
Van OLINDA family in Kendall County, IL. Daniel Van OLINDA and Eleanor DEVOE came to Illinois from Saratoga County, NY with their extended family, including daughter Jane and her husband Ichabod Potter WEST. Does anyone know town in Saratoga County from which family came? Brothers and sisters of Jane? Parents of Daniel Van OLINDA and Eleanor DEVOE? Thank you. Mary McMillan

Burtram "Bud" Hopkins   Sun Dec 4, 2000  Surname: VAN OSDEL
I am researching the Van Osdel family of Illinois.  Many Van Osdels were in the Kendall County area in the 1800's, and I would like to contact anyone with knowledge of or researching the Van Osdel or related families.

Jim Cooper  Sun Apr 23, 2000 Surname: VERMETT
Am looking for information on Charles Vermett. He lived in NaAuSay and Oswego Townships. He
married a woman named Mary Carther or Cather. They had 7 children, including Mary Eliza, Sarah Ann "Anna", Frank, Richard, and Charles, Jr. I am looking for the names of their other children. Charles, Sr. came from Quebec and was well known in the NaAuSay and Oswego area for his skill in breaking oxen. Charles, Sr. was enumerated in the 1865 census of Illinois, the 1870 and 1880 Federal Census of Kendall County.
Seeking  information on when he came to Oswego, where he lived, birth, death, and biographical  records.

Allan Kvalevaag Sun Jan 3, 2010 Surname WALKER
Searching for Jan Henrik Olsen, born April 24 1860 in Karmoy, Norway who immigrated to America in 1888 and settled in Millington, IL, He married Olive [Olava Oline) Nilsen/Nelson, Oct 4, 1890 in Kendall County. She was born in 1869 in Stavanger Norway, the daughter of Nils Olson & Karen Jensen. Jan Henrik Olson/Olsen changed his name to John Henry Walker. He was joined in America by his brother Ole Mathias Olson and sisters Olava Katrine born Jan 23 1866 and Helvik Gurine, born Jul 24, 1867.

Shirley A. Hartman   Sun Nov 9, 1997  Surnames: WALLING/WALLUP
My gr-gr-gr-grandfather, Reuben ATKINS was "ordained" as a deacon in the Sandwich branch of De Kalb County. His residence on 18 July 1871 was given as Plano, Illinois . Reuben  was born 20 Dec 1832, at Coventry, Warwickshire, England. He married Eliza BOLTON, born 25 March 1830, Coventry, Essex, England. Eliza died 17 Nov 1893, place of death unknown.  The date of  their marriage is unknown.  Reuben and Eliza had three sons, Reuben Jr., Henry and my g-g-grandfather, Charles. From what little I have learned, the boys/sons were young when they arrived in Plano. I know Charles had a farm near Aurora, Illinois. It appears their registry in De Kalb was witnessed by  David H. SMITH and Warren WALLING [Wallup?]. Since Eliza's date of death has surfaced but no location was given, I suspecting she died in Plano, Illinois. Perhaps Reuben died there as well.
Any information would be appreciated. Shirley Hartman

Cappi Newton  Sun Mar 28, 1999 Surname: WALSH/WELSH
Thomas L. Walsh died at his sister Johanna's home in Plano, IL, Feb 17 1888. Although Thomas died in Plano, he was a resident of Hancock County, Iowa at the time of his death. He was survived by his sisters Johanna Shehan (Mrs. Timothy) and Margaret Thyne; brothers Lawrence (who married Johanna Hogan), Patrick and Martin; and three children. Two of his children's names were Isabella Walsh and Ellen Eugenia (Walsh) Smith (Mrs. Charles H. Smith.) Ellen and Charles Smith were living at Somonauk, IL, in June 1919.
Would like to contact descendants of any of the above named members of the Walsh family.

Colleen Sullivan   Sun Sep  7, 1997  Surnames: WEIGEL/WIEGEL
Seeking any information on the following surnames all of the Plattville area.  SOUTHCOMBE, MORRISON, FOX, WIEGEL (possibly WEIGEL, WIEGLE).
Thanks

Mary McMillan   Fri Feb 28, 1997  Surname: WEST
VanOLINDA family in Kendall County, IL. Daniel VanOLINDA and Eleanor DEVOE came to Illinois from Saratoga County, NY with their extended family, including daughter Jane and her husband Ichabod Potter WEST. Does anyone know town in Saratoga County from which family came? Brothers and sisters of Jane? Parents of Daniel VanOLINDA and Eleanor DEVOE? Thank you. Mary McMillan

Holly Brady   Sat May 8, 2004  Surnames: WHEELER & KENDRICK
I'm tracking the family of my great-great-grandfather Dr. Calvin Wheeler, who moved to Bristol around 1834 and spent the rest of his life there. He died in 1876 and his wife Sarah Jane (Hoyt) Wheeler apparently lived on at the "Wheeler homestead" beyond 1892.

Calvin had two children whom I have been able to trace: Newton Calvin Wheeler (b. 1849 in Bristol) and (Sarah) Edna Wheeler (b. around 1851 in Bristol, m. Charles Page around 1873 and lived her life in Aurora, Kane Co.)
I'm also tracking the family of Calvin's half-brother William Pool Kendrick, who settled in Bristol a few years after Calvin and was pastor of the Bristol Congregational Church in the 1850s.
I'm planning a trip to Bristol at the end of this month (May '04) and am interested in swapping information and photos with any descendents of either family. Thanks much.

Cora Graves Hoff   Sun Apr 20, 1997  Surname: WILLIAMS
 Looking for any information on Raymond Almond (RA) GRAVES. Born Oct. 05, 1884 in Sandwich, De Kalb County, IL. Died: June 08, 1968 in Sarasota, FL. Married: (1) Gertrude FREER PENNOCK, (2) Edna Virginia WILLIAMS BLISS, son Jacque Raymon GRAVES b. Sep 11, 1927 Aurora, Kane County, IL, d: Dec 14, 1979 Sarasota, FL. (3) Cora WILLIAMS PONDER of Sarasota, FL. Raymond was Mayor of Plano in 1933. In 1938 Raymond and Edna moved to Sarasota, FL Any information would be appreciated. Cora in Sarasota, FL

Janet Reaves   Sun Oct 12, 1997  Surname: WILMOT
Charles Napier CUMMINGS b 1856 Oak Hills, Canada, m.7-17-1883 in Chicago, Elizabeth Willis HART b 1863 Buttonville, Canada. Moved from Chicago to Nebraska to LaSalle County, Il. Buried in Millington-Newark Cemetery.
Children: Charles, Ida May, Edna, Edwin, Alma, Frederick, Frances, Ellsworth, Wendell CUMMINGS b 1904, (my father).
Elizabeth W. HART daughter. of David HART & amp; Sarah WILMOT (Willmot) Canada. Sarah WILMOT (Willmot) daughter. of Isaiah WILMOT (Willmot) Isaiah son of Josiah WILMOT Josiah son of John WILMOT b 1700, of Wales m. Grace.
Are any of these names familiar?

Curtis G. Haines   Wed. Apr 24, 2002 Surname: WILSON
Looking for infromation on my gr-gr-grandparents William F. Wilson and Cornelia Johnson. Their son Adelbert J. Wilson was born Sept. 8, 1845 near Newark, Kendall Co., IL

Nancy Rudolph  Tue Sep  9, 1997  Surname: WILTSE
Searching for parents of William HOWLAND born NY 1788 died Little Rock Twp., Kendall Co. about 1865.  Shown in 1850 Census for that area. Sons Barnabus, Myron and James.  Wife Sarah WILTSE m. 1809 in Ontario Canada.
Would like to exchange info on this family and descendants.  Family names: ABLE/ABEL,  ELSWORTH, HART, IRWIN & KELSEY.

Anna Laukka  Sun Jun 25, 2000  Surname: WUNDER
I am a descendant of the WUNDER family and searching for information on the family.
I am also looking for anyone who owns a copy of the book, Wunder Family History 1800 - 1995.
Thanks for your time!!
Anne Laukka

Pam Navrat   Tue Feb 4, 1997  Surname: XAVIER
I am looking for information on my 2nd great-grandfather XAVIER (LEVI) LACLAIR. He lived in Oswego Township, Kendall Co., Illinois in 1850 and either died there or Aurora Township, Kane Co., Illinois. He was first married to an Elizabeth (Eliza), then around 1850 remarried to Matilda BISSONNETTE. I would greatly appreciate any help! Thank you!

Roger Hollyman   Fri Mar 2, 2001  Surname: YEIGH
I am seeking information on the following individuals: Edward W. Mann born May 2, 1818 Worcester, MA. Died May 15,1899 in Oswego, IL.  Capt. Co. I, 12th Illinois Cavalry (Consolidated).
Married second, Catherine Yeigh born Dec 31 1826, Canada. Married Jan 16, 1864 in Oswego. Died May 29, 1914 Oswego, IL.
Charles E. Mann son of 1st wife, born  circa 1847 Canada . Died Apr 12 1920, Oswego, IL.
John Yeigh, brother of Catherine, born circa 1817 Canada. Died Mar 9, 1887 Oswego, IL.
Mary Race wife of John  died Jan 24, 1852 Newark IL.
Adam Yeigh father of John born PA  died 1852 Newark
Does anyone know the inscription on Adam's gravestone in the Millington-Newark Cemetery?
How can I obtain Edward & Catherine's marriage certificate?
Did Charles E. Mann marry? Were there children? If yes, are there any descendants of this family living in Kendall Co? Thank you very much.
Roger Hollyman, Ontario, Canada. S.hollyman@sympatico.ca



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