Queries July 1997 - 31 Dec 1997 

Brenda Page HareSat Feb 8 09:38:38 1997
aHARE, Jacob b 1821 in Germany. His wife was Mary Haupek aLimk?LIMPKE b 1832 in Prussia. They had children: Mary Elizabeth (b 1853-1855); Clara Jane (b 1860); Josephina (b 1861); Paulina (b 1863); Ida Alice (b 1865); Heinrich David (b 1867); Leander Jacob (b 1869); John Alexander (b 1871); Emma (b 1873); Edward (b 1876). This family moved from Lee County, IL to Whiteside Co, IL. In 1880 the family removed to Ida County, Iowa where Jacob and Mary HARE are buried. Seeking birthplace and parents of Jacob and Mary, along with date of entry, place of entry and ship. Will be happy to share information. Brenda Page Hare
Ken NordtvedtSat Feb 15 08:35:18 1997
Both my g grandmother Ida Petty and her brother Albert B Petty list in their marriage licenses parents John and Almira aPETTY. I found marriage of John PETTY and Almira aMcMAINS in Vermilion Co IL, 1867 I seek confirmation in 1870 Vermilion County census that John and Almira's household included children Albert and Ida, or any other information which connects these people. Ida married in WI, 1885, while Albert married in Whiteside Co IL,1880. Ida gave surname in her 1885 marriage of BITTERSON, so she may have had previous marriage, though only born in 1864.
Tom HessTue Apr 22 19:21:07 1997
aHESS, I am looking for decendants of the Michael R. Hess family that resided in Whiteside and Lee Counties beginning in 1868. The Hess families that resided in Lee County were: Eli & Clara (Huber) Hess, lived in Praireville, Eli b. 11 Aug 1849 in Lancaster Co., PA d. 16 Sep 1920 Sterling, IL., Clara b. 8 Sep 1861 in Lancaster Co., PA d. 18 Aug 1943 in Sterling, IL., Emanuel and Caroline (Trouth) Hess lived 301 Cedar St. Dixon, Emanuel b. 15 Dec 1851 in Lancaster Co., PA d. 9 Oct 1931 E. Moline, IL., Caroline b. 29 Mar 1859 Jordan Twp., Whiteside Co., IL., d. 9 Jul 1907 Dixon, IL., Ephriam and Elizabeth (Warfel) Hess lived in Dixon, Ephriam b. 3 Jun 1861 Lancaster Co., PA d. 24 Feb 1928 Dixon, IL., Elizabeth b. 12 Jan 1864 Lancaster Co., PA d. 6 May 1938 in Dixon, Jacob and Susan (Hess) Trouth lived in Dixon, Jacob b. 18 Jun 1853 in Germany d. 21 Aug 1929 in Dixon, Susan b. 8 Nov 1858 in Lancaster Co., PA d. 15 Apr 1933 Sterling, IL. I am seeking contacts with any members of these families or the other families of Michael R. and Mary (Eshleman) Hess, I have much information to share. Tom Hess 1513 15th Ave. Monroe, WI 53566
[1 July 1997] Has anyone come across any traces of Ellen (or Nellie) aCARROLL or her family that may have been left in Sterling?
Ellen or Nellie Carroll and her children are supposed to have lived in Sterling, Illinois in the 1850-1870 time frame. Ellen was the widow of John Carroll and they had 7 children. Ellen's maiden name was Finan. The family came from County Roscommon, Ireland. They moved from Sterling to Vail, Iowa.
emailTom Fitzsimmons
[1 July 1997] Looking for information on the descendants of PATRICK aHURLEY, born May 8, 1824 in Ballylinan, County Queens, Ireland, died January 19, 1883 in Albany, Whiteside County, Illinois.
He was married to MARY aGRAY, born Dec 21, 1824 in County Queens, Ireland, Died June 21 , 1899 in Albany, Whiteside County Illinois
EmailTheresa Brandon
[4 July 1997] Looking for descendents of John and William aWick.
Both settled in Genesee about 1836. Am trying to trace out the family descendents for a possible family reunion. Also if you have any information on the family prior to this time. John Wick was my gggrandfather.
EmailJim Wick 
[4 July 1997] Where are the aHARRISONS in Whiteside Co., Ill.?
Looking for Michael HARRISON born 1796 in Va. or Tenn. md. to Rachel RUPERT. They are both buried in Whiteside Co., Ill. at Grove Hill Cementry. Looking for any information on this family. Thank you.  EmailSuzette Thompson

[17 July 1997] I'm seeking any any information on my Grandmother Eva May aWilliams, or her Family  She would have probably been born in Whiteside County on August 07,1906.I don't know who her parents were. She Married Jessie M. Crawford sometime around 1930-1932 and together they had 3 Boys; Kenneth b.1933,Edward R.b.1935,And Charles Ira b.1934. Her Death Certificate wasn't very helpful ,it listed her Parents as "Unknown" and her Birthplace as Illinois. my Father seems to think that She might have been born in the same County that he was. I would greatly appreciate any information i could get regarding her and?or her Family.
EmailMarsha Crawford Thompson
[18 July 1997] Would like death or burial information on Charles and Amy aEpps.
They were living in Sterling late 1800's They had three children Everett , Ellen and Inez Epps.
EmailTom M. Oates
[30 July 1997] Seek information on Delbert Richard aMcLindsay of Sterling Illinois.
Delbert Richard McLindsay and Lutisha Elma Russel married about 1892. Their (probable) son and my grandfather, James David McLindsay was born September 23, 1906, died July 1985. Would like confirmation that Delbert was James' father, and knowledge of any other McLindsay relatives in the area. EmailVicki
Kim VelkerTue Aug 5 15:26:06 1997
Looking to locate the parents of Adam aHamilton one of the first settlers to Whiteside County. I know he was supposed to have been born in Northampton, Massachusetts, but would appreciate any other info on him.
George ZentnerFri Aug 8 19:41:45 1997
A John aZentner, kicked in head by horse, dies abt 1870,supposedly in Davenport, IA. No records of that in Davenport ! I believe some Zentners lived in Champaign abt that time and may have been his kin-folk, who took care of him til the end, and may have been buried in Champaign or nearby. Any assistance would be appreciated. I will be in IL the end of Aug and could pass thru the village?town?city that may have Zentner descendants.
Virginia RatterreeThu Aug 7 15:29:35 1997
Looking for information on the aSavage family from Whiteside Co., Illinois. I have a lot of info on James Lee Savage and would be willing to share. I would like to know about the rest of the family. Please contact me at 1121 Hawaii Circle, Seattle, WA 98199 or on my e-mail. Thanks, Virginia
William Savage b. 1790 Ireland who married Bridgett Savage b. 1795 Ireland Their children: James Lee Savage b. 4?1?1830, Morris Savage b. @1828, William Savage b. @1832, Peter Savage b. @1833, Margaret Savage b. @1836, Daniel Savage b. 1838, Mary Savage b. 1845.
 Wendy W.M. GraySat Aug 23 23:39:41 1997
Any information regarding the family line of Herman aWagner, who married to Catherine O. or A. aBrown. He was said to have been killed in the Civil War. They had a daughter named Martha Elizabeth, who married Albert C. aBaron Sterling Illnois August 16, 1887.
 Roy MathisSun Aug 31 12:53:04 1997
Samuel Elliott and Elizabeth ( aBRACKETT) aWHITESIDEs were married about 1777 at Bedford Co., VA or Rutherford Co., NC. The WHITESIDE children were:Stephen b.abt 1778, Elizabeth b.abt 1780, Sarah abt 1781, Nancy b. abt 1782 Rutherford Co, NC, John b abt 1783 Rutherford Co, NC,; died by 1823 at Simpson Co., KY., Samuel Elliott b 24 Feb 1784 Rutherford Co, NC; d 1856 Simpson Co., KY. Mary Ann b 15 Jan 1785 Rutherford Co, NC; d. 1886 IA., Phoebe b abt 1788 Hillsboro District, Orange Co., NC; d by 1837 Galatia, Gallatin Co. IL. Keziah b 06 Jan 1792 NC; d 1865 Galatia, Gallatin Co., IL. Philip b abt 1793 NC;Prudence b abt 1794 NC; died aft 1839 Davis M. b about 1795 NC; d aft 1839 LA. Thomas Jefferson WHITESIDEs b 22 Nov 1797 at Hillsboro District, Orange Co., NC; d 31 Aug 1835 at Galatia, Gallatin Co., IL. The family moved to Warren County, KY by 1799. Thomas J WHITESIDEs grew up in Warren Co. The family moved to Illinois and Thomas Jefferson WHITESIDE married Sarah aMcCREERY, daughter of John and Margaret (BLACK) McCREERY. The McCREERY family was from Clark Co., KY. Samuel McCREERY. farmed along the Gasper River. Samuel died Sep?Oct 1811 and at Gasper River, Warren Co., KY. I am looking for kin and history, including nationalities of McCREERY, aBLACK, WHITESIDE and BRACKETT families as one of these families were part Indian. Perhaps the family is related to this county.
Richard CarsonThu Sep 11 19:47:22 1997
Birth?death?marriage records for James Jennings aCarson, Alice Carson, or births to this couple. Also Lucetta Carson, Matthew Rankin Carson, Matthew Leonard Carson, Alice Emily Carson..
Roger W. JenningsFri Sep 12 13:00:43 1997
Seeking any information about the family of Johnson C. aWILLIAMS. He was b. 1832 in IN, and married Elizabeth aSHAW in Whiteside Co., IL, in 1856. Elizabeth SHAW was b. in NY in 1841. Elizabeth and Johnson C. had the following children: Joseph, b. 1857 in Wayne County, IL; Jerimialh, b. 1860 in IL; John T., b. 1866 in IL; Elizabeth, b. 1868 in Iowa; Thomas, b. 1866 in Iowa; Johnson, b. 1870 in Iowa; Ruth May, b. 1871 in Iowa; Frances "Fanny," b. 1878 in Iowa; Willie, b. 1881 in Iowa (she married James aJENNINGS in 1899 in Brownsville, MN); and Rhoda, b. 1888 in Iowa. Johnson C. WILLIAMS died 1918 in Houston County, MN, and Elisabeth (SHAW) WILLIAMS died in 1916 in Houston County, MN. Johnson C. WILLIAMS' parents were Thomas WILLIAMS, b. 1797 in VI, and Delilah, b. 1806 in SC. Johnson C. Williams had the following siblings: Jackson WILLIAMS, b. 1821 in IN; Perry WILLIAMS, b. 1830 in IN; Delilah, b. 1836 in IN; Ellen, b. 1838 in IN; Ruth Ann, b. 1840 in IN; Malinda, b. 1846 in IN; and Layfayette G., b. 1843. Johnson C. WILLIAMS was wounded in the battle of Shiloh in the Civil War and this two nephews Martin V. WILLIAMS and Thomas WILLIAMS (sons of Jackson Williams) were both killed at Shiloh.
Roger W. JenningsFri Sep 12 14:45:00 1997
Searching for any information about the family of Elizabeth SHAW. She was born in NY in 1841. Her father was John SHAW, b. 1810 in NY. The family moved to Whiteside County, IL, and Elizabeth Shaw married Johnson C. WILLIAMS in 1856 in Whiteside County. Elizabeth had the following siblings: William SHAW, b. 1834 in NY; Albert SHAW, b. 1837 in NY; Andrew, b. 1839 in NY; Betsy, b. 1842, NY; Steven, b. 1846 in IL; Simantha, b. 1852 in IL; Mary Helen, b. 1854 in IL; Asa, b. 1855 in IL; John, b. 1857 in IL; James, b. 1859 in Whiteside County, IL. Elizabeth SHAW and Johnscon C. WILLIAMS had two children born in Whiteside County, IL: Joseph, b. 1858 and Jerimiah, b. 1860.
 Janet PetersFri Sep 12 17:47:25 1997
Researching gt. grandparents: Guy Deloss aClark born 1870 in LaSalle Co.,IL. ? Janette aThompson born 1872 in Marshall Co., IL. Married 1867 (believe it was Marshall Co?). Children: Violet (Peter Zacek) ? Ida (Camden Moran) ? Lavern (Enola Standerwick) (Austa Bennett). Looking for info on Guy & Janette's parents: Darwin ? Frances Westcott CLARK and Homer ? Janet Proven THOMPSON. Any info on the CLARK ? THOMPSON from Illinois would be appreciated. Thank You Janet Peters 5309 Hwy. 75 N lot 119 Sioux City, IA. 51108 e-mail:  
Cyndi Tue Sep 16 09:40:50 1997
Looking for the parents or siblings of John A. aGYGER born in Sterling, Whiteside, Ill. on November 21, 1853. Married October 14, 1877 to Vina E. aBAKER. Children are: James, Charles, Naomi, Lulu, Elizabeth, Della, John L., Josie, and Mable. All of the children were born in OK and TX. Any info on this family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Cyndi.
Ruby ColemanWed Sep 17 12:54:16 1997
Seeking information on Charles aMcCARTY and wife Ann HAVERTY aGORMAN who settled around Sterling in Whiteside Co. in about 1866 or possibly earlier. They had previously been in Houghton Co., MI. Ann's daughter, Catherine GORMAN married Timothy aGUYNAN in Whiteside Co. in 1867. Owen MC CARTY, son of Ann and Charles, died in about 1867 in Whiteside Co. Cannot locate graves, need any information on these people.
 Larry ShivelySat Sep 20 07:56:06 1997
SHIVELY Searching for information on the family of Samuel aSHIVELY (b 1806) and Jane (b 1813). Samuel and family are found on the Whiteside Co, IL 1840 and 1850 Census Records. We do know they had moved to Bremer Co, IA by 1860. Would like to exchange information with others researching the SHIVELY surname in Whiteside County.Sam
Peggy AmbroseSun Sep 28 15:22:18 1997
I am looking for information about my gg-grandfather, WILLIAM aBUZZARD, who was born in 1826 in Frederick Co. Md. He married ELIZABETH aDUSING, also from Frederick Co. They later moved to Sterling - I don't know the year. William died in 1909 and is buried in Riverside Cemetary. I would appreciate any information you might have about him. Thank you.
Michael Davis.Sun Nov 2 15:22:18 1997
I am looking for any information on the family of Alexander aDUNCAN. Alexander was married to Elizabeth "Betsey" aCHAMBERS. They are listed in the 1860 & 1880 Census for Erie, Whiteside Co., IL. Their children were: Robert b. Oct 1849, Ellen b. abt 1850, Eva b. abt 1852, Mary b. abt 1856, and Sarah b. abt 1858. Eldest child Robert, wife Elizabeth E. and son Adelbert DUNCAN are listed in the 1900 Census. Youngest daughter Sarah may have married someone with the last name of aCLAYTON. Thank you.
Pamela CranstonSun Nov 2 15:22:18 1997
 I am looking for the parents and Grandparents of Ethel Lena aDavison b. 1906 Rock Falls, IL and died 1977 in Chicago. Her father was Frederick Eugene Davison (birthplace and dates unknown) and her mother was Mary aWeber (aka Webber)b. Aug. 1. 1870. Ethel Lena Davison m. John F. Cranston on April 12, 1940 in Chicago.                                      
Mary Ann HansonSun Nov 2 15:22:18 1997
Seeking any information on the family and descendants of Gabriel aDAVIS b. 2 Aug 1803 PA d. 26 Jan 1880 Sterling, IL.  He married Susanna Roland aDILLER who was 80 years old and living in Sterling in 1903.  Their children were: William White DAVIS, Juliana Barton DAVIS, Gabriel DAVIS, Isaac Newton DAVIS, Henry Laurens DAVIS, Edward Diller DAVIS and Charles DAVIS.  The first named child wrote newspaper articles over the initials "WWD" and with his brothers was considered a leading businessman and merchant of Sterling.