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Jeff BockmanThu Oct 20 1996
I am attempting to find information on the burial of Dabney ELLIS who died in August of 1840. He was a resident of Dover township. His wife, Francis (Watson) Ellis, died in 1881 and is buried in lot 210 of Prairie Repose Cemetery along with his son Abbott and others. There is no probate record at the Courthouse. Did he die out of the county?

Jerry Tarvin Thu Nov 1 1997
I have a reference to a Jeremiah MATHIS residing in Bureau Co., Il.ca 1850?. Jeremiah was born 1778 in Tuckerton , NJ. He married Esther MORSE in 1801, she died in 1832, Jeremiah never married again? and eventually moved to Bureau Co.. Would appreciate any help

Laura Mattingly Sun Aug 17 1997
Seeking any information on Charles LEE and wife Susannah (CASE) Lee. They moved to Macon Township in 1850 with a young son George and daughter Sarah. In 1851, Susannah gave birth to another son and died, the boy died also. They would be buried near Macon Twsp. Charles died ten years later. I would like to know who took in their children. Also, any information that would lead me to their parents.

Viola Seward Mon Aug 18 1997
william MACK was born in pennsylvania. married sarah/sally STRIAHGHT in new york. had fanny amanda 1843.m. charles TOWNSLEY. mary elizabeth 1853.m. jesse MORRISON. richard charles. b+d. 1855. ella maria 1856.m. abraham MEYERS. all the girl's married in illinois. could have been ogle,wayne or bureau county,illinois. abraham and ella meyers had a son john william born 1874. need all the help i can get on the families.

Janice Moloy Mon Aug 18 1997
I am interested in finding out any information I can about the Palmeri family. They were in the Bureau County area in the 1910 and 1920 census. They came from Italy.

Gregory Simmons Tue Aug 26 1997
I am looking for any information on the John G. Brady Family who lived in Tiskilwa Illinois.

Allan Childers Sat Aug 30 1997
I am looking for any information on my g-g-grandfather George LEWIS whom, I believe, lived in Bureau County from about 1846 to 1865. Any help would be appreciated.

Richard Roberts Sun Aug 31 1997
Seeking information on the SULLIVAN and DOWNEY families. My great grand mother, Mary May SULLIVAN was born in May 1850 in Ohio Twp, Bureau, IL to Patrick and Rose(DOWNEY) who were both born in Ireland and came separately to the US with their parents. They either met and/or married in IN or IL. They had other children who died in infancy. After Rose's death, Patrick married Mary Ann O'NEAL in 1856 in Lee county but were still residing in Ohio Twp in 1860 where they had eight more children. After 1860, I lose the family. An Elkhart history book said he moved to Mo. Any information on Catholic churches in existence in the 1840s-1880s would be helpful, the diocese this area is in, along with information if the church records are available on microfilm. Thanks

Jeanne Sun Aug 31 1997
WRIGHT. Looking for any information regarding Hiram WRIGHT and wife Sarah (maiden name unknown). Hiram and Sarah WRIGHT were married prior to 1859. Hiram and Sarah possibly lived in Bureau County in the 1850's. By 1859 they had already moved to Ogle Co. Does anyone have access to 1850 Census of Bureau Co? Marriage records information? Any information would help

Sarah Davis Tue Sep 2 1997
Looking for descendants of Nannie HOUSE, maiden name BLUNT/BLOUNT. She was born ca 1846 in Virginia, d/o William and Martha SNODGRASS BLUNT. Nannie's brother, William H BLUNT, lived in Neponset at one time. I believe Nannie was in Neponset in 1915. Looking for descendants of Maude REED who was living in Neponset in 1915 also. She would have been the niece of Nannie HOUSE. Maude was b Aug 1891 in MO, d/o William H BLUNT.

Jim Moseley Fri Sep 12 1997
Seeking information for PITSTICK (PUETZSTUECK), LITTERSCHEID, BALENSIEFER and METZDORF families; all were associated with LaSalle County from about 1850. Henry PITSTICK,1841-1921, (aka Heinrich PUETZSTUECK), married Mary Madeline LITTERSCHEID,1846-1929, abt 1862. Both were born in Rhineland, Prussia. Henry's parents were Wilhelm PUETZSTUECK (1806-1863, buried Peterstown, IL) and Anna Margaretha WALTERSCHEID; Mary's parents were Bernard LITTERSCHEID (living in Westfield Twp, Bureau Co. 1860) and Gertrud RINGS. Cildren of this family married into family of Theodore BALENSIEFER, 1832-1909,who married Anna Marguerite METZDORF, daughter of Peter METZDORF of Chicago. All later moved to Benton Co, IN. Their children who married wer Theodore Francis BALENSIEFER and Elisabeth PITSTICK. Seeking information on any of these (or related) family lines. Have German research info to share.

Jean Spence Mon Sep 15 1997
Looking for information on parents or siblings of Margaret AXTELL, b. 8/27/1855 in Princeton, married Lewis Pittman (b. 4/1/1850 in Penn). Gave birth to at least 8 children (half in Il, half in Nebr); William (b. 1879), John L. (b. 1875), Mary Edith (b. 1881), Ida May (b. 1883), Charles W. (b. 1886), Clarence (b. 1888), Nellie (b. 1890), & Laurena Belle (b. 1893). Does anyone know who Margaret descended from? Are there any Axtell related to Margaret still living?

pcurtis Thu Sep 18 1997
HARTMAN, John and wife Mary BARTLES HARTMAN John Hartman died Bureau Cty IL 1899 Mary Bartles Hartman died Bureau Cty IL 1900 My GGrdfather John Lemuel Hartman born Wyanet,Bureau,IL 6 Jan 1862. My Grdmother Edith Lyle Hartman born Manlius,Bureau,IL 20 May 1895. Seeking information on the parents and emigration information on John Hartman and his wife Mary Bartles Hartman. Also seeking further information on John Lemuel Hartman and my Grandmother's early days in Bureau County. Thank you. PCurtis

Mitzi Jackson Sat Sep 20 1997
Would like information on israel ANDERSON b.10-20-1809 in Pa married ruth IDLET 8-1-1833in Ohio moved to Bureau County abt 1850 died 2-2-1887 in Buda. Children are James, Morgan, Mary Jane, William, Hester,

Charlene A. Miller Sun Sep 21 1997
Looking for information regarding the family of Frank TRUEDSON was born 14 Sept 1876 in the province of Skane, Sweden. He was the third son of Nils and Betty TRUEDSON. The family is believed to have left Sweden in 1880. Frank married Nora M. PRESTON in 1905 in (Bureau Co.?) Illinois. They lived in Bureau Co., and were the parents of eight sons and four daughters. Frank died 23 Feb 1934. Also researching the Preston and Fulkerson families.

Michael Keppen Mon Sep 22 18:52:32 1997
Looking for descendents of Christian ESCHENBAUM who died in Spring Valley in 1917 and buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. His brother Henry ESCHENBAUM was born in 1850 and died in Spring Valley abt 1929.

David A. Linnig Tue Sep 23 1997
Seeking info on descendants of Johann LINNIG, who emigrated to Peru IL in 1852. He was born in Prussia ca.1810-20. About 1840 he married Anna Catherine Hover and they had six children while they resided in Germany: Marie Aloise Linnig b. 1841, Marie Elizabeth Linnig b. 1845, Heinrich Linnig b. 1846, Heinrich Joseph Linnig b. 1848, Wilhelmina Linnig b. 1849 and Johann Peter Linnig b.1851. The family had been in Peru a short time when a cholera epidemic claimed the lives of both parents and the two infants. The orphans went to live with the family of Anton BIRKENBEUHL(sp?) and were reared in their home. I have much on the family of the elder Heinrich, but little on the others. The elder Heinrich married Sarah Ream and later became a successful jeweler in Peru. They had seven children (Henry Frank Linnig born 1/20/1869, Charles Edward Linnig born 5/27/1872, William Benjamin Linnig born 11/11/1874, Joseph John Linnig born 11/5/1876, Frank Max Linnig born 3/6/1879, Edwin Hugh Linnig born 6/13/1881 [my grandfather], and Viola Etta Linnig born 9/4/1888 Heinrich Joseph was killed in 1862 at the battle of Stone's River (TN). Marie Aloise Linnig married a man named STRUNCK. Maria Elizabeth Linnig married a man named DUESMANN. Would appreciate any info on LINNIG, STRUNCK, DUESMANN, and BIRKENBEUHL.

Sue Fritz Fri Sep 26 1997
Am searching for descendants or any information on the family of John and Johanna MURPHY RYAN. Johanna (b.1833 in Ireland to James and Alice REED MURPHY)was known to be living in Spring Valley, Bureau County in 1890. John and Johanna MURPHY RYAN were listed in Peoria County in 1860, in Minonk, Woodford Co. in 1880. Known children: Edwin (1854), James (1855), Margaret (1857), Alice (1858), Mary (1859), William (1862), Nellie (1866), Thomas (1868), Michael (1870), and Josephine (1872). Have been unable to locate any information after 1890 about any of this family. Thanks for any help.

Lynda Booker Tue Oct 7 1997
Looking for the parents of marhta g. REILLY/RILEY. She was born around 1864 in Bureau County. She married John Palmer 14 mar 1883 in woodbine, harrison county, iowa. Any information that I can find on the parents of martha and brothers and sister would greatly be appericated. Thank you for your time and cooperation.

Talma Klaassen Tue Oct 7 1997
Seeking death date of George "Lon" NEWTON b.1835 Warren co., NJ. Resident of Bureau co IL in 1850's . Wifes' name Frances. Also seeking descendants of George. Willing to share family history of Georges' siblings.

Howard Skeffington Fri Oct 10 1997
Any further detail on the children of Patrick and Nora (STOCKPOLE) SKEFFINGTON, emigrated abt. 1850 from Ottawa, Canada. Their oldest son, Michael SKEFFINGTON, born 1837 in Ottawa, Canada, was a farmer in Bureau Co. Michael married in La Salle Co. on March 5, 1867 to Eilzabeth COAKELY, daughter of Cornelius COAKELY. Two other sons, Peter and Patrick SKEFFINGTON, apparently moved to Champaign Co., probably after the Civil War. I'm particularly interested in tracking down Patrick SKEFFINGTON, the son.

Donna Jean Ford Sat Oct 11 1997
Seeking information on: RILEY, William (b. 17 Apr 1837, in Ireland-14 Aug 1921, near Hunnewell, KS). William supposidly served as a Conf. Soldier in ? Co. in 146th Reg. in Vol. Inf. Lived Princeton, Bureau Co, IL with wife Elizabeth TUDOR (1836, ?-17 May 1874, IL) and children: James (22 Aug 1855- ); John (31 Mar 1857- ) m. ? & had 2 ch.; Mary (25 Feb 1860- ) m. Henry WORNKEY & had 4 ch.; William (31 Dec 1861-19 Apr 1941, Braman, OK) m. Mary ___ ; George Samuel (24 Nov 1864, Princeton, Bureau Co, IL-8 Nov 1944, Pacific Grove, Monterey Co, CA) m. 27 Jan 1887 to Lillian E. RILEY (13Apr 1870, IL-31 Oct 1953, Salinas, Monterey Co, CA) (d/o Samuel RILEY & Mary A. ANDREWS) & had one son; Elizabeth May (5 Jul 1866, Princeton, Bureau Co, IL-15 Feb 1929, Danbury, Red Willow Co, NE) m.1. Mr. LAMPHERE, m. 2. 4 Oct 1900, Red Willow Co, NE to Emil Banner QUADOR & had 3 children [my line]; and Anna (28 May 1969, Princeton, Bureau Co, IL- 2 Jun 1949, Braman, OK) m. 1902 to Frank E. BARNEY & had 3 children. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Barbara Little Mon Oct 13 1997
I am looking for any informaition on John & Catharine BRADY who settled in Tiskilwa, IL., Bureau County in 1850's, also sons:
John J. & Marietta BRADY m. 1868
Edward & Elizabeth BRADY

Howe Horace, 1860's, "wife Hannah", Martha, Nellie, William, Emma Horace and Hannah Howe are my g-g-grandparents, came from Newport, NH and settled in Tiskilwa in 1860's. I am attemting to find contacts about their children.

Charles McKelvey Thu Oct 16 1997
I am looking for any information on the families, ancestors, and descendants of my great-great-grandfather, DANIEL O. HUNTER of Bureau and/or Henry Counties. He served in Co. E of the 93rd Illinois infantry in the Civil War. He married MARGARET R. PICKARD in 1857, and died in Atkinson, Ill in 1878. According to obit, the GAR post in Atkinson in named for Hunter. Any help would be appreciated.

Ed Hopf Wed, 9 Apr 1997
I am trying to find more information about my Neu ancestors. My Grandmother said they settled in Illinois after coming from Germany. One of the Neus fought for the Union in the Civil War. My great-great grandfather, Peter Neu came to Baltimore sometime in the 1860's to open a grocery store. My great-grandmother, Catherine Neu was born in Germany in 1852. Apparently, they were only in Illinois for a short time. They were orignally from Prussia. I was wondering if there is a Peter Neu in Bureau County in the 1850's? Thanks for your help.

Brenda Wickern Thu, 23 Oct 1997
Looking for James Smith (1845-1927) married to Mary Emmaline Nixon (1848-1892) from Bureau County. Thank You. Brenda Wickern

Lori and Terrance Kane Mon, 22 Dec 1997
I am trying to find Mary Jane Sapp. She was b: 1848 Kent Co, Del. d:1870 she was married in Bureau County to Samuel Sapp. I have the marriage certificate. They had 1 child Isaac Edward Sapp my grandfather. I found Samuel along with his children by his second marriage to Sarah Jane Sapp, but cannot find either wife. Please help.

David A. Grierson Tue, 23 Dec 1997
Seeking information on AUGUST PLUMIER who emigrated from Belgium as an immigrant to Bureau County, Illinois after traveling from Auburn, Illinois, c1880. He was born in c1865-c1880, Belgium; married Valerie nee Graffert. August died in Seatonville, Illinois in the 1920s. He is supposedly buried in Ottsville Cemetery ner Seatonville, Illinois. I need help! SURNAMES AND ASSOCIATED connections to the Plumiers are: Griersons, Kellys, Gallaghers, Wrights, Ragans, Stewardsons, Normans, Simmons, Pruits, Lowers, Cirillos, Fleshners, Caumiants, Huberts, Grafferts, Brozets, Lovins, Stuarts, Bergstroms, Longs, Kunzemans, Buchanans, Heffernans, & Cullifords, families. I AM INTERESTED IN ALL OF THESE LINES AS IT PERTAINS TO THE PLUMIER FAMILIES OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. The PLUMIER'S ARE FROM BELGIUM & emigrated from Belgium as immigrantst to the state of Illinois in c1880.

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