Queries 2000


SILVERMAN; posted by Carolyn Bunch, Jan 5, 2000 I am looking for information on my childrens grandfather Robert SILVERMAN who passed away within the last five years in Will County IL. His surviving wife was Ruth SILVERMAN and he had four surviving children. My children would greatly appreciate a link to their heritage as this family does not know much about their family tree. I have a feeling that they are from jewish immigrants who possibly were involved in the horrible crimes of WW II. Any help you could give me would be appreciated.

KIMBLE, TYLER; posted by June Mills Marcus, Jan 6, 2000 Looking for John Wesley KIMBLE and his wife Celestia Viola TYLER who married in Will Co. 17 Feb 1874. Thank you for any help.

BALL, DAVIS; posted by Steve Kennedy, Jan 8, 2000 BALL. Looking for information on Gary and Polly (DAVIS) BALL. Gary was born in Bedford Co, PA in 1796, the son of Daniel BALL. He died in 1839 at Will Co. Will gladly exchange information Steve Kennedy

ADELADE, ROKE; posted by Raymond Engelke, Jan 9, 2000 ROKE,ADELADE, in Will co abt. 1920

LEE; posted by Raymond Engelke, Jan 9, 2000 LEE,mary of 402 scot st, joliet il. will co. abt 1920/1936

SCHEMBS, STUKEL; posted by Earl Ferguson, Jan 11, 2000 STUKEL – Researching the STUKEL family of Joilet. Mary Stukel, b. 1907 in Joliet, Will Co.. Siblings William, Ted, Sylvester and Agnes. Mary is my wife’s mother. She married Leroy SCHEMBS, probably in Chicago. They later moved to Tuscaloosa, Al where both are buried. Mary’s parents are unknown. Any help will be appreciated.

KIRKPATRICK; posted by Helen Weary, Jan 18, 2000 I am looking for info on George KIRKPATRICK, b. 1794, living in Joliet, Will Co., IL in 1855 when he applied for bounty land for soldiers of the War of 1812 (I have those records)Also living in Joliet in 1850 when applied for other bounty land. can’t find anything about him – if you could help, please send me info.

DRAWBAUGH, FOOTE; posted by Randy Chase, Jan 20, 2000 John Samuel FOOTE b.1836 d.? birth place Ireland Mary Ann (DRAWBAUGH)FOOTE B.6-8-1839 place Pa. d.3-21-1896 place Joliet,Ill.located in Will Co. I do not know who there parents are or if they have any brothers & sisters or any relitives still alive at this time that might be able to help. all i do know is that they had seven children and they were all borned in the state of iowa, so some of them could have moved to ill i don’t know at this time. thank you

GILSON, WALKER; posted by Mike Glenn, Jan 20, 2000 looking for info on the family of James and Harriet GILSON, listed in 1850 illinois census ,will co. plainfield twp. was Harriet the daughter of Rev. Jesse WALKER, founder of plainfield? Gilson children; Martha, Elizabeth, Samuel H, James, Rachel,John W.

BUHMANN, GRELL; posted by Pat Grell, Jan 21, 2000 GRELL, Frederick L. b 10/25/1854 d 12/18/1943 married to GRELL (BUHMANN), Augusta b 5/30/1856 d 2/17/1926 of 609 S. Desplaines Street, Joliet, Will County, IL. both buried in Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet, IL.

I am looking for any information that might indicate when they immigrated from Germany and the name of their birthplace, as well as the names of any siblings who might have immigrated with them.

Children were Dora b 3/26/1895 d 2/1971; Fred H. b 6/12/1896 d 2/16/1989; Mata Grell Willard b 1/6/1902 d 6/1971; Augusta Grell Brown b 4/21/1889 d 4/1986; Sophie Grell Bierson

CLINTON, HAMILTON; posted by Bev Teague, Jan 23, 2000 looking for information on George & Mary HAMILTON. per the 1880 census they were living in will co. with there family of Anges, Richard, William, Lydia,Roseann and Gordon G. HAMILTON. p in 1892 Frank Jasper CLINTON married Lydia HAMILTON in will co ind. he was the son of Arthur Beverley CLINTON and wife Harriet. I feel from my research that Frank Jasper CLINTON was born in will co in 1870. so anyone working on any of these families please contact me. I will be gald to exchange information. Frank Jasper was my ggrandfather.

PAIGE, VAIL; posted by Doherty Kelly, Jan 25, 2000 I am looking for information on my gr-gr grandmother, Ruth Angel VAIL PAIGE, b.12=11-1839 in New York. d. early 1900 in Joliet, Will Co. IL.

ELLWART, FOX, FUCHS, NOBLE, SMITH; posted by Mike Fox, Jan 27, 2000 Looking for my g-g-g grandmother, Apollonia FUCHS. She re-married John ELLWART in Will co. 23 Feb 1886 at the age of 60.

Also looking for information on Peter FOX(son of Apollonia) Peter married Eliza SMITH 1 Nov 1879. I have a copy of his death certificate but no obituary. Peter FOX d.22 Jan 1943 in Joliet.

Peter FOX had 2 brothers that I’m also searching for. They are William FOX and John FOX. The family lived in Mokena. I believe William FOX may have married Emma NOBLE and then moved to Ohio sometime around 1880.

SCHLUNTZ; posted by Richard Krueger, Jan 28, 2000 Looking for anyone familiar with the SCHLUNTZ families from Crete and surrounding area. My mother is a Schluntz.

posted by Angie Tannenbaum, Jan 29, 2000 crete died 26 may 1878? is there a newspaper (german or english) on microfilm that would have obit’s from this community and year? what library could it be found at? thanks to anyone with an answer. angie

BUMP, ROCKAFELLOW; posted by Timothy Rockafellow, Jan 29, 2000 looking for death dates and burial locations of James ROCKAFELLOW and wife Nancy (BUMP) ROCKAFELLOW of plainfield, will co., ill.

HARDY, VANALSTYNE; posted by Debra Heng, Feb 9, 2000 Any information will be appreciated on Burk(e) VANALSTYNE, who settled near Channahon in 1835 with his brother, Isaac. Burke’s son John left the area for Kansas in the late 1870’s or early 1880’s.

CLARK, HAMLON, HOMLON, JAMES, STEWART; posted by Suzanne Deal Sellers, Feb 10, 2000 John STEWART and his wife, Susan Withers CLARK, both born in Ireland, are listed on the 1870 census in Reid Twp. In the household with them is Thomas HOMLON or HAMLON, age 12 yrs. Who was this child? John and Susan STEWART moved to Sedgwick Co., Kansas about 1872. This HOMLON or HAMLON child was not with them in Kansas. Any information on this child or other families associated with John and Susan STEWART would be appreciated. One of John and Susan’s sons, John, married Marian JAMES in Will Co., IL on 06 October 1870. John and Marian also moved to Kansas about 1872. Thank you.

INGERSOLL, MARSHALL, PARKER; posted by Bonnie McKinney, Feb 11, 2000 Silas PARKER died in Mokena, Will Co, in August of 1838. Is there anyone that knows the whereabout of his grave? What are the first dates that records might have been kept in that area? What churches were in existence at that time. He came from Vermont in 1834. His wife, Belinda INGERSOLL Parker, married Rollin MARSHALL in 1844 and live on a farm in Marley until her death in 1893. Are there any Parkers out there that might know more about the Parkers in that area. There is a Parker road north of the Marshall cemetery. Is that connected to you Parker’s? Please write. Thank you,

SCHROEDER, WEICHBRODT; posted by David A Schroeder, Feb 13, 2000 I am looking for the history of Julius WEICHBRODT. Many family names have been collected but not many dates or locations to create a timeline. In 1900 he and his family was farming in Peotone Twp. Also of interest would be the history of Dietrich SCHROEDER who was farming west of Peotone from about 1870 till 1915. I would like to know if William SCHROEDER, whose family was farming in Green Garden Twp. in 1880 was related. Dietrich and William had adjoining farms near Thorton Station in 1860.

BOHLING, BOLAN; posted by Debbie Alley, Feb 18, 2000 I’m looking for a family that was living with Andrew BOLAN in 1840 Joliet, Will Co, IL.

He was born 1880/1810 in Germany (occupation was commerce- maybe a banker), his wife 1800/1810 in Germany (her maiden name was BOHLING/BOLAN), and they had one son 1825/1830 born in Germany.

I think the family stayed in Joliet. Thanks, Debbie

posted by Ed Dolan, Feb 24, 2000 I want to look at deed and will records for Will Co., but unfortunately the LDS has no microfilms for these records. Does anyone know if they have been filmed and what library might have them? Are the originals in the Joliet courthouse? I could go there, but I’d want to know if they’re available. Thanks. Ed Dolan.

INMAN, LITTLE, MUNINGER; posted by Barbara Faig, Feb 26, 2000 Seeking date and place of marriage for Guydell INMAN m. Carl H. LITTLE. Guydell was daughter of Drew INMAN and Elizabeth MUNINGER. Drew INMAN was in mercantile business in Joliet in 1891 until about 1903 when he moved to Pana, Christian County. Any information for any of these persons will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

ABDOO, ABRAHAM, ASSALLEY; posted by Martin Longenecker, Feb 27, 2000 Looking for any information on Charles ASSALLEY or Hannah ABRAHAM or ABDOO. Hannah apparently died shortly within two years of the their daughter, Katherine (she was born in 1904). We have been told that Katherine was born in Braidwood of Will County. Can anyone help?

HOLZ, WEGNER; posted by Vickie Dejong, Feb 29, 2000 WEGNER/HOLZ I am searching for information on the Fred WEGNER and Christina HOLZ family. The following is the information I currently have. Fred WEGNER b: December 1822 in Germany d: Unknown possibly Minnesota married: Christina HOLZ b: March 1833 in Germany d: Unknown possibly Minnesota Children: Bertha b: 3 November 1867 Washington Township; Will County, Illinois d: 2 Jun 1936 Truman, Minnesota married: Friedrich Joblinske in Minnesota in 1886 Herman b: April 1873 in Illinois married: Anna Unknown b: May 1882 Germany

MAROSE, WANDRY, ZELLMER; posted by William Marose, Mar 3, 2000 I believe that my father was born in Steger, Will Co., Illinois. His name was William MAROSE, b January 17, 1911. His father was August MAROSE and mother was Emma (WANDRY) MAROSE, I believe my father to be a twin, with the twin dying at birth. The birth certificate that I have was signed by the Village Clerk of Steger, Illinois on June 3, 1941. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

FRIDDLE; posted by Marcia Bickel, Mar 5, 2000 Looking for the family of William Henry FRIDDLE. He had sons named Marion, George, and William. William Henry died in 1938 in Wilmington. Also looking for a Samuel FRIDDLE who settled in Braidwood. Any information would be helpful. Thanks!

SPIVEY, TYLER; posted by June Mills Marcus, Mar 9, 2000 TYLER, I am looking for Daniel TYLER jr and his wife Sarah Anne SPIVEY. Daniel born 1853 and Sarah born 1855 lived in Plainfield, Will Co and had two children by 1880. Edwin born about 1874 and Ada born about 1874. Any help is appreciated.

DILLON; posted by Karen Alvarez, Mar 10, 2000 Seeking info on any Will Co. Il DILLONs.Researching Dillons from Co. Kerry and Co. Limerick in PA, IL, IA in 1850s.

CONDO, DAVIS, SPANGLER; posted by Judy Gorman, Mar 10, 2000 DAVIS, Alexander Nicholas (Nick)born Plainfied,Il July 4,1854. Married Katherine SPANGLER, daughter of Henry SPANGLER of Plainfield, February 27, 1889. Nicholas’s father, Alexander William DAVIS came to Plainfield 1860 with wife, Elizabeth CONDO From PA. Need information about Davis’ ancestors PA and Kalamazoo Co,MI

BRIEN, CRYER, FLANDERS, SLADE, STAFFORD; posted by Oneida S. Bynum, Mar 11, 2000 Looking for information on Daniel STAFFORD, w. Elizabeth Woods. in Will Co. 1857-1910. c. Mary W. married JE FLANDERS, Nellie E. m Thomas O’BRIEN, 2. Wm. SLADE, Elizabeth m. James CRYER. Daniel STAFFORD was the ticket agent for Rock Island Railroad. will share information.

BYERS, BYRNS, DICE; posted by Valarie Adams, Mar 17, 2000 DICE family, David DICE (b.~1830 PA) wife ann BYERS/BYRNS(b~ 1840 Ohio); dau Matilda DICE b. 11/29/1863 at Joliet,Will Co. IL; 3 other children, Tusan(b. IL), Manuel(b.Ohio), Manly(b. Ohio)

Matilda, who died in 1951, was my great aunt.

HUGHES, YOUNG; posted by Dave Hughes, Mar 22, 2000 HUGHES. I have a picture of my great grandfather Charles H. HUGHES taken by HUGHES Bros photographers located in the YOUNG Building, Joliet in ~1890. I cannot make any connection to the photographers, Millard M. HUGHES and Marshall P. HUGHES. Any unfo about The YOUNG Building or any of the HUGHES would be great.

SAMPLES; posted by T.D. Samples, Mar 22, 2000 I have hit a dead end tracing the SAMPLES Family in IL. Harvey Claude SAMPLES: B-Sep 21,1879, in Frankfort Ill. Son of William H. SAMPLES, B:Dec 27,1847 and Sarah A.SAMPLES, B:Sep 23,1858..would appreciate anything..William H. SAMPLES lived in Will County, for about 10 years..

SHIFFER; posted by Lynne Baillargeon, Mar 24, 2000 SHIFFER, James E., b Union Co., PA. Wife Maria; Children: Sarah, Milton D., Oliver, Amelia, Mary Matilda, Alice. The last two died in Plainfield ca 1864. Settled in Plainfield, Will Co. ca 1850. Enlisted in 20th Infantry, F Company from Joliet on 23 Jun 1861, mustered out 13 Jun 1864. Left IL before 1870. Looking for any further info.

CLINTON, HAYS, STANDISH; posted by Denise Russo, Mar 24, 2000 I’m looking for family history on HAYS, STANDISH, CLINTON lineage in the Will Co. area. Approximately 1800s-1950s. Thank you for any information you can share.

DEVERE, GRAHAM, MCGOWAN, WALSH; posted by Michael A. McGowan, Mar 25, 2000 Seeking McGowan’s of County Mayo Ireland in Waupaca Co. Wisconsin and Will Co. Illinois Family immigrated abt. 1837 they may have come through Catholic French Canada Early on the family was in Waupaca Co. – What is now Clintonville, Wisconsin. The woman who copied this down died in 1975, so this lead is over 25 years old, This is supposedly from a tombstone in St. Rose Cemetery, Clintonville WI The piece of paper says, “Michael – Patrick Anthony John & Matilda McGowan came to America from Ireland Co. Mayo, Felix remained.” There’s another sentence, hard to read, looks like “Ellen Devere Klondoff Glenhest Co Mayo” I know the two siblings Matilda and John(#1) moved south to the Joliet, Illinois area, within only a few years of leaving Ireland. Matilda married Edward Graham in 1839 in Joliet. John married Margaret Ann McGowan (Also her maiden name)in February 1851 in Joliet. Margaret Ann is the daughter of Patrick McGowan and she was born in Co. Mayo in about 1823. Margaret had at least two brothers who also lived in the Wilton area – James born March 1821 and John(#2) born 1824. I have the name of a third man, Edward McGowan, I suspect he is probably a brother of Margaret Ann, as he and his family are buried close to other family members in Will County. Edward was born in 1825, he was also born in Co. Mayo There is some evidence that at least James came to the US via Catholic French Canada. Don’t know if that’s the route for the rest of that family as well. James had to be in Joliet by 1857 when he married. I do not know what happened to Anthony, Patrick, Felix or Michael –having just found them. But I have no evidence yet of them being in Will County. I don’t know if Ellen is a sibling, a spouse, or what, Maybe she’s their Mother, but for some reason she is not mentioned in the first sentence. I don’t know what the last sentence really says or means, I hope it is giving me the name of a town or Parish in Co. Mayo Ireland. Very interested in any leads, Thanks I have a lot of information on the next generations of these families if anyone is interested.

MICHELS, SHOMER; posted by Jim Resch, Mar 26, 2000 Looking for relations to my G.GrandFather Mathias J. MICHELS of Joliet, Will County Born in 1862. Married Mary E. SHOMER of Rutland, Illinois in Oelwain Iowa in 1890. Mathias’s Father was John MICHELS. Mathias’s Brothers and sisters were Mary, Margrette, Joseph, Enna, Elizabeth, John, Bernard and Catherine.

CHAMBERLIN, NORTON; posted by Jeff & Crystal Norton, Mar 26, 2000 I’m looking for information on the William Smith Norton family. I have a document that someone put together and it’s got a lot of information on it but I’d like to verify it, not just assume that it’s correct. I’ve looked this family up on the 1880 and 1900 census and the birth years matched for the parents and the first three kids (1880) and the parents and last four kids (1900). How can I get this families’ full parental (William and Alvira’s parents) birth, marriage and death info? Father: William Smith Norton Mother: Alriva Jane Chamberlin Child1: Bert Ray Norton Child2: Ellen (Ella) Norton Child3: Frank Jay Norton Child4: William Earle Norton Child5: Minnie Emily Norton Child6: Charles Sylvester Norton Child7: Beulah Mae Norton Child8: Clarence Lester Norton Child9: Florence Viola Norton The census info I found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints microfilms 1880: Film#: 1254261, vol. 58, E.D. 216, Page 1, Line 19 (p.532 in the book) 1900: Film#: 1240354, vol. 160, E.D. 135, Page 9, Line 46-51.

CULVER, FIDDYMENT; posted by Susan Shoffner, Mar 26, 2000 I am looking for information on William FIDDYMENT.His Father was Fredrick FIDDYMENT. He was born 9 May 1869. Died: 11 Dec 1911. William was married to Jennie CULVER. The only child I know they had was Hazel FIDDYMENT who was born on 16 Dec 1871 and died in an automobile accident on 22 Nov 1952. Hazel was married to Herbert Weller they had six children. Three boys: Harold, Murly, Jerry Weller and Three Girls: Doris Simmons, Shirley Weiss, Wilma Warren (my mother) Harold is deceased: Doris and Shirly are also deceased. All were born and raised in Plainfield, Ill. I too was born there in 1959 at the old ST. Joesph’s Hospital. If anyone has any information concerning the above mentioned people could you please contact me. My mother is also excited about this venture I have undertaken. She could not get any information from her father when he was alive, except to go look in the cemetary. I do know that William FIDDYMENT and Jennie CULVER are buried in the Plainfield cemetary. I would greatly appreciate any help available.

MULLIGAN; posted by Roseanne Mills, Mar 26, 2000 Looking for Thomas MULLIGAN obituary: born in Ireland 1855. Died in an industrial accident somewhere in Colorado 1894. Lived in Joliet approximately from 1885-1895. Married to Mary Ann Webb Sept. 19 1886. Had 5 children: Sarah, Mary, Thomas, John and James. Buried in St. Patrick Cemetery,#401, Joliet, Will County,IL. Any help in finding an obituary, immigration record, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

PERONA; posted by Madonna Perona Kelly, Mar 31, 2000 Martin PERONA marriage records

HOWARD, SABIN; posted by Pat Sabin, Apr 1, 2000 Alexander Hamilton HOWARD married Martha SABIN in Genesse County, NY, Feb. 6, 1833. Immediately afterward they migrated with the Sabin family, including grown children and their spouses, to Naperville, IL. Alexander HOWARD became the first postmaster of Naperville. The couple moved to Joliet, Will Co., at some point

BANNON, BRADY; posted by Patrick Brady, Apr 4, 2000 We are looking for statistics on Patrick BRADY. He married Mary O’BANNON in Feb. 9, 1874. A son Frank BRADY was born in Joliet Ill. on Nov. 9 1879.

FLANNERY; posted by Erin Flannery, Apr 6, 2000 Looking for a Will County burial record or death certificate for sister and brother Hannah FLANNERY (b 1870) and Terrence FLANNERY (b 1872).

CULVER, FIDDYMENT, HEIKKILIA, KEYS, SIMMONS, WEISS, WELLER, YEDIMAK; posted by Susan Shoffner, Apr 6, 2000 William FIDDYMENT was born on 09 May 1869, He died on 11 Dec 1911. William was married to Jennie CULVER on 12 Dec 1871. Jennie was born 24 Apr 1878. They had several children one was Hazel FIDDYMENT who was born on 16 Sept 1904. Hazel married Herbert WELLER, She died in an automobile accident on 22 November 1952, She left behind a husband and 6 children: 1 boy, Harold WELLER was born on 13 Apr 1930 and Died: 27 Dec 1978,in Joliet, IL: 2 girls, Shirley Joyce WELLER(WEISS)was born on 2 July 1924, and died on 17 Oct 1997,in Philadelphia, MS., her spouse is still living. Doris Elois WELLER(HEIKKILIA)(YEDIMAK)(SIMMONS)(KEYS) was born on 21 Feb 1928, and died 18 Feb 1989, in Wilmington, IL. Doris was preceded in death by her daughter, Harold has three children living out of six, Harold’s oldest son Harold E. WELLER died of cancer, and his twin son Tim and Tom WELLER died just a short distance from each other.Herbert and Hazel as well as Hazel’s Parents and Grandparents are all buried in the Plainfield Cemetary, Plainfield, IL in Will County.

FRIDDLE, posted by Marcia Bickel, Apr 7, 2000 I am looking for the descendants of William Henry FRIDDLE (1872-1938), Samuel FRIDDLE (1860-1941), and Clark FRIDDLE (1848-?). These FRIDDLE families settled around Will County, Illinois. Any information will be very appreciated.

DICE, McELVOY; posted by Fay Dice, Apr 12, 2000 I am looking for information on Oliver DICE and Mary MCELVOY. They were married in Will County on 10/20/1875. Any Information on these two people would be greatly appreciated.

CATON, STEELE; posted by Melinda Bailey, Apr 19, 2000 Would like more info on William Penn CATON in Will Co. 1878 Biographies. Will share info. Have his children as listed there, but do not have birthdates, etc. except for my gggrandfather, Charles born in 1854. William married Elizabeth STEELE. Any infoon the family would be helpful.

IRVING, LEWIS, WILT; posted by Connie Alfred Lidster, Apr 20, 2000 I am looking for any record of my great grandfather, George H. LEWIS, who was born August 13, 1856 or 1857 and also his parents. George H. LEWIS was born in or came from Will County. His Parents are George LEWIS (perhaps from England) and Mary WILT (maybe from Nova Scotia). George H. LEWIS moved to Boone County, Iowa and married Mary G. IRVING July 18, 1880 where they lived and raised their family including my grandfather, Ralph Lawrence LEWIS.

MURPHY, WHEATLEY; posted by Bobbie Payne, Apr 22, 2000 I would like to learn more about William B. MURPHY and Carrie WHEATLEY that were married in Will Co. Aug. 14, 1871. I would like to know of any siblings or children of either William and Carrie. I think William and Carrie are my husband great grandparents. Thank you for any information you might find for me.

BUNKER, BUTTERFIELD, HOGAN; posted by Betty Jo Bunker Willette, Apr 24, 2000 I am Looking for BUNKER’s, BUTTERFIELD’s, and HOGAN’s from 1840 to 1910 In Will County, Ill.

SNEYD, SNITE, SNYDER; posted by Beckey Turner, May 5, 2000 Need help with Bohemian ancestors who came to Will County around 1857. They changed original spelling of name, went by SNITE or SNEYD by 1870. Catherine, widow, is listed as SNYDER in 1860 census, but SNITE in 1870. Husband, Albert, died between 1858-1860. Want to find date of death, where he is buried. Is ther anyone familiar with Bohemian/Czeck names that can help?

MAROSE; posted by William Marose, May 12, 2000 Karl Wilhelm MAROSE born 17 Jan 1911, in Steger, Will Co., IL died 3Jan 1987 in Kane Co. IL. Twin brother Wilhelm Karl MAROSE born 17 Jan 1911, Died 18 Jan 1911. Both were baptised at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Steger, Illinois Godparents were Mr & Mrs. Hecht, Mrs Schmidt & W. Personke

posted by Mari Horn, May 13, 2000 Does anyone know how I could purchase a copy of a book about early Braidwood? I do not know the exact title.Please e-mail me.

IRISH, WALKER; posted by Lynn Keller, May 22, 2000 My ancestor, William WALKER IRISH, was raised by relatives in Willmington. He was born 12 July 1843. I do not know his mother’s name, but since there are many Walkers listed in the 19th century in Will County, I assume those are the relatives. He had an older sister, Caroline, and a younger sister, Ida Irish Anderson, who married his business partner. His father, William R. IRISH, was a hotelier in Brandtford Ontario when Will was born. He then had hotels in Chicago. I shall be appreciative of any clues as to his background.

LEE; posted by Raymond Engelke, May 24, 2000 Mary LEE resident of will county. joliet 402 scott st. deceased spring of 1936.Need burial site. i am her greatgrandson and had lived at the address, 402 scott street

BURDICK, GIMBERLINE, JAPP, TENHOFF, WESEMAN; posted by Lauri Ziemer, May 26, 2000 WESEMAN(N), JAPP, GIMBERLINE, TENHOFF. Looking for any information on the Weseman family who immigrated from Germany @1855 to Will Co., IL. Children known include: Sophie (b. 10- 28-1852), Henry (b 1859) and Fred (b. 1860)WESEMAN. Sophie married a Henry JAPP (Jepp?) in 1874, one son known, Henry Japp, Jr. Mr. Japp died & she married a Jacob GIMBERLINE and had three children, Louis, George & Carrie Elizabeth (married James Palmer) GIMBERLINE. After Mr. Gimberline died in 1887 Sophie moved to Fairmont, Martin Co., MN and married Jacob TENHOFF and had at least three more children, Ernest, Rose (married Glen McCLINTOCK) and another daughter, Mrs. Frank BURDICK. Sophie died in 1914 in Wells, Faribault Co., MN. Her brothers Fred WESEMAN married Augusta; and Henry WESEMAN married Louisa Mekeben in 1878 in Will Co., IL. Fred and & Henry moved to Sherborn, Martin Co., MN area. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks!

BARZ, BECKER, SELINGER, WENBERG; posted by Tricia Martin, May 28, 2000 Looking for info on maternal lines. All immigrated abt. 1870-1880 to Will Co. IL.

WENBERG family, Wenberg Stone Quarry – four brothers ( ancestor – Louis ) of Wenberg St., Joliet IL came from Sweden.

BARZ family, probably several brothers ( ancestor Ernst m. [ Caroline ? ] BECKER, had several sons including – Ernst Friedrich ) immigrated from Pomerania ( Prussia &/or Poland ? – Persanzig Parish – Lutheran ? ). Family records at St. Petri ( Peter ) Lutheran Church, Joliet IL.

SELINGER – emigrated parents with three children: Julius, Herman, & Bertha Emily. Bertha married younger Ernst BARZ.

Oral info of jewish line, probably BECKER or SELINGER ( possibly from Germany ). F Y I – Paternal lines all in Joliet and Mokena IL of Will Co. Have 1878 Will Co. IL History reprint. Will look up entries in index for free.

SHAW; posted by Angus Weir, May 31, 2000 my greataunt Jennet D.B. SHAW and her husband Smith SHAW farmed in peotone township. she died in 1916 and is buried buried in the peotone cemetery, three sons, James, Charles and Edmund all died in 1924 and are buried in the same plot, a son Albert arranged all the funerals. i am looking to contact some descendants of this family.

CANNON; posted by Debbie Cannon, June 5, 2000 I am looking for anyone related to a Frank CANNON. His parents were Marion and Susan CANNON. One of his brothers was John CANNON who was born Feb. 12, 1897 in Minonk, IL. I have no idea what county this city is in. I am looking to find my relatives on my dad’s side – John is my grandfather, and I remember Frank coming to see him. There were 3 girls and 6 boys in this family.

BROOKS; posted by Mary Brooks Gilmore, June 9, 2000 Much of my BROOKS family is buried in the BROOKS Cemetery, Homer Township, I would welcome correspondence with descendents of any Brooks from that Will County Cemetery burial ground.

STRACHAN; posted by Donna Strachan Quilter, June 13, 2000 I am looking for information about Alex(ander) STRACHAN, wife Catherine and any of their children, especially James (my grandfather). (Others are William, Ephriam, Alex, Eliza, Campbell, Margaret and Lincoln.) Alex came from Scotland c. 1840, bought land in Lemont and Palos townships, had a farm, raised at least 8 children. James is buried in Brooks Cemetery along with 2 of his brothers. I would particularly like to know Catherine’s maiden name and where in Scotland they came from, when they died and where buried. Any and all information appreciated.

GLOS, KOLSTEDT; posted by Debbie Haynes, June 16, 2000 I am looking for the parents of Magdelena KOLSTEDT. Fathers first name is George. Possibly purchased land in 1865 in Will Co. Magdelena married Henry GLOS of Cook Co. Thanks for any help.

BRIEN, BURGHER, OBRIEN, ROBERTSON; posted by Keith Kurtz, June 21, 2000 Looking for information on Mary Jane O’BRIEN (OBRIEN) m Charles Henry ROBERTSON August 30, 1897 in Joliet, Will County, Ill. Henry Robertson was her second Husband. Her first husband was Mike BURGHER, Sr. All persons lived in the Floyd County, IN area at time of death.

BAKER, BOYLE, DAVIES, DAVIS, NOAKES; posted by Barbara Little, June 25, 2000 Looking for David NOAKES, Jr. born to David NOAKES, Sr. and Katherine BOYLE abt. 1871 in Braidwood, Will Co., IL. David NOAKES, Jr. married Annie DAVIS or DAVIES October 25, 1889 in Streator, LaSalle Co., IL. David NOAKES, Jr. died in a railroad accident sometime between 1889 and 1901 when Mrs. Annie M. DAVIES NOAKES married John A. BAKER June 05, 1901. It is believed that David NOAKES, Jr. had a son names David. Looking for any connection.

CRAFORD, CRAWFORD, CROXEN, PECK; posted by Barbara Croxen Valdez, June 25, 2000 Looking for the decendantsss of arthur CROXEN of Peotone Ill. Wives are Mary PECK CRAWFORD Elizabeth CRAFORD CROXEN wife of George CROXEN My father is Lawrence CROXEN

BANNON; posted by Pat Davenport, June 29, 2000 Family of John BANNON of Lockport Ill

BALLARD, posted by Wendy Wood, July 1, 2000 I am looking for information on my grandpa. His full name is Francis Benjamin BALLARD. He died around Feb. 1979 in Joliet, Will County. He married my grandma on Feb. 17, 1934 and had my father Jack R. Ballard in 1936.I am also looking for information my great grandfather who’s name is Benjamin H. Ballard.

FENDERMAN, FENTEMAN, FENTIMAN, HOLDIMAN, LANTZ; posted by Francis Lindell, July 4, 2000 I am looking for marriage,land,military records for the FENTIMAN surname in Will co Illinois 1840-1910. Other spellings were FENTEMAN,FENDERMAN. Allied families were LANTZ,HOLDIMAN. All responses are appreciated. Francis Lindell

FINUCANE; posted by Martha D. Lindgren, July 4, 2000 FINUCANE, Daniel and Anna Jane FINUCANE Anna Jane FINUCANE died on March 11,1923 in Joliet, Will Co., and is buried in Mt. Olivet according to her death certificate. She was a widow at time of death. We are looking for the death record of her Husband Daniel FINUCANE who may have been buried at Mt. Olivet somewhere between 1913-1923. At time of her death she was living at 101 No Raynor Ave probably with a daughter.

CALAHAN, CALLAGHAN, CALLAHAN, MCCANNA, MCKENNA; posted by Cindy Keim, July 6, 2000 I am looking for additional information on Peter CALLAGHAN (aka CALLAHAN, CALAHAN) and his wife Ellen MCCANNA (MCKENNA). They were married 4/1858 at St. Patrick’s church in Joliet, and had three sons, Michael, Francis, and James T.

DEARHAM, DERHAM, HEFFRON; posted by Sue Oneill, July 6, 2000 DEARHAM (DERHAM), James J. Clark – on his marriage license issued in 1885, he is listed as living in Joliet, Will County, IL. He married Margaret Ann HEFFRON at Old St. Pat’s in Chicago and moved there. According to family history, he was born somewhere in New York State and had a brother, Frank, who traveled on to California and was never heard from again. The family name may have been Derham. Any information would be appreciated. I have no birth date (he was 24 in 1885) and no death date. I know he was still alive in 1916 but that’s it.

DEARTH; posted by Eugene Beckius, July 8, 2000 I would like to get in touch with decendents of August DEARTH born Nov 1, 1882 died Sep 1969 in Will Co, Illinois.

NAUGHTON, TENT; posted by Michael Naughton, July 12, 2000 Patrick F. NAUGHTON and his brother Cornelius NAUGHTON lived in the Wilmington area in the 1850’s and on into the 1900’s.Patrick and his wife Margaret TENT were honored as pioneers of Will Co.in a 1851 booklet, however this does not match up with the following wedding information.. They both farmed just outside of Willmington.I am trying to get any information on Patrick NAUGHTON on his immigration or citizenship dates.And the same for Margaret TENT, who married Patrick Aug 03 1863 in St. Roses Church, Willmington. Maybe the wedding papers or the church may have some information?

DINGMAN, RAGAN; posted by M Ragan, July 14, 2000 Daniel RAGAN and and his wife Ann (DINGMAN) lived in Will County in the mid 1800’s. Some of his children maried and settled in the area.He came there from Indiana and he returned to Indiana before 1860. Any info is much appreciated.

BROWN, JONES, SHEETS; posted by Bill A. Bertrand, July 17, 2000 I have in my possession baby photos taken in the late 1800s or early 1900s in Will County, Illionis. One is of Paul Banks SHEETS at age 6 months, taken at Hughes Studio in Joliet. The second is of Leslia BROWN at age 7 months, taken at Severn Studio in Joliet. The last is of Robert Gannett JONES at 4 1/2 months, taken at the Hughes Studio in Joliet. I would gladly pass these photos on to descendants.

CARVER, TREVOR; posted by Carol Blank, July 21, 2000 I am researching a William TREVOR who I found in the Illinois marriage index. According to the marriage index his brides name was Eliz Jane. The date was March 11, 1884. He was the son of Robert and Mary TREVOR. He was born in England. His mothers maiden name was CARVER. The county on the index was Will county.

PFINGSTON; posted by Evelyn Pfingston Dismore, July 22, 2000 PFINGSTON,Henry W (mentioned in “History of Will Co Ill.1878” -could this be John William Pfingston that disappeared from Vanderburgh Co Indiana abt 1850? John Henry Pfingston/Pfingsten & Sophia Hathina ? came to Vand Co IN. abt 1839- supposing by way of Miss River from New Orleans Port. His children John Henry 1818ca, Çonrad 1819ca, Sophia 1823, John William (Will)(vanished), Dietrick 1829ca, Frederick 1837ca, August 1838 born on ship. All born in Germany. Census says Hannover. One record says Schaumberg-lippe. My document source is the Estate record of Vand Co IN. One document is a filing of Sophia Sr. against John W Pfingston- who was in charge of the estate left by his father John Henry Sr. who died about 1845. Does anyon in Will Co Ill have any documentation saying Henry W. Pfingston was in Kendall Co Ill. before 1845ca.

FAIRBAIRN; posted by Ian Edwards, July 23, 2000 No relation of mine, but might be someone else’s. I have a good photograph of his grave in Scotland if is someone is interested: Dudley Churchill FAIRBAIRN Second Lieutenant, 18th Training Squadron, Royal Air Force Died on Wednesday, 8th May 1918. Age 25. Son of H. V. and Annie M. FAIRBAIRN, of 112 Buell Avenue, Joliet, Illinois, U.S.A. Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery – Grave Reference: A7. 37

MEAD; posted by Karmen Johnstone, July 27, 2000 I am searching for information on my great-grandmother. Her name was Fanny Amanda MEAD. On November 5, 1878 she married Frank Hennings in Will County. She died at the age of thirty on December 25, 1890 in Will County. Her parent’s names were Josiah MEAD and Aligunda Gertrude MEAD. I would appreciate any information anyone can give me.

HASEMEYER; posted by Lenora Mulock, July 27, 2000 HASEMEYER Looking for anyone researching a Hasemeyer family. Lived in possibly Pothone, Will Co., Ill from about 1880 until 1910 or later. I have some information.

MEAD; posted by Karmen Johnstone, July 27, 2000 I am searching for information on my great-grandmother. Her name was Fanny Amanda MEAD. On November 5, 1878 she married Frank Hennings in Will County. She died at the age of thirty on December 25, 1890 in Will County. Her parent’s names were Josiah MEAD and Aligunda Gertrude MEAD. I would appreciate any information anyone can give me.

BLANCHARD, SMITH; posted by Alan Clark, July 28, 2000 seeking any information on “elisaph SMITH”, name may have been shortened to elias. he was born in 1810 vermont. father may have been james SMITH, who came to hopkinton, st. lawrence co., new york in 1830’s. elisaph appears in 1840 and 1850 censuses. married sarah BLANCHARD who died 1855. sometime after that they moved west. children: lucy lucinda, laura, albert, amasa and emory. ekiasaph supposedly died in wilmington in 1890, but no record is found. any information is appreciated.

MAXWELL, SHROYER; posted by Mary K. George, July 30, 2000 Researching Benjamin F.(Frank)MAXWELL who was living in Will Co., Joliet, IL in October of 1904 when he joined his two brothers, Thomas Benton of Clinton Co., IN and Robert of Frankton, WA and a half brother De Witt Clinton MAXWELL of Frankfort, IN for a reunion at the home of Thomas MAXWELL. The reunion article also lists a Lena MAXWELL (wife or daughter?) of Joliet, IL. The father of these Maxwell Brothers’ is James MAXWELL. Benjamin was born in 1844 Shelby Co., OH and married there Mary C. SHROYER on March 2, 1865. The 1910 Will Co., IL census gives wife as Hannah age 56 and born in IN. Any information on Benjamin and his family will be greatly appreciated and will share. Thank you.

BRISTOL, CLARK, ROSS; posted by Ed Anderson, July 31, 2000 Seeking information about Correl BRISTOL. Born May 16, 1810. – Died Oct 10, 1891. His wife was Anah ROSS born Nov. 18, 1815. They had six children. The first was George S. Bristol. Born Jan 26, 1843. – Died Oct 28, 1911. George was my Great Great Grandfather. His wife was Rosabelle CLARK. Born May 22, 1847. – Died Jan 27, 1918. George and Rosabelle owned a farm near Planefield. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

MAURER; posted by Sherry Danielsen, Aug 1, 2000 Heinrich MAURER came to America in 1860 from Germany and settled near Joliet, Il. In 1868, he took his family and relocated on homesteads in Madison County, Nebraska.

HAHN, OBERHEIDE, SCHRAGE, STEEGE; posted by Margery Oberheide, Aug 1, 2000 Searching for information about OBERHEIDE, SCHRAGE. Have family information that Christian Henry OBERHEIDE married Dora SCHRAGE and lived as a traveling salesman? or in sales from farm to farm in the Crete area. They were married in Cook County in 1874, but resided in the Crete area, until Christian and Dora moved to Chicago. Also Ferdinand OBERHEIDE married Dorothea STEEGE, 12/21/1870 in Will County, and later married Mary HAHN, 5/28/1899 in Will County. Any further information anyone has would be greatly appreciated.

BUCKARD; posted by Cecelia Talley, Aug 4, 2000 seeking names of parents of Elizabeth Cecilia BUCKARD (my grandmother) as well as any other available information. My grandmother was born in Will County and her mother may have died there. her mother’s name may have been Catherine Maher BUCKARD who died around 1898. She was Catholic. She may have been from Ireland.

McCAULEY; posted by Diana Elledge, Aug 5, 2000 Hi i am searching for information on Sarah MCCAULEY born abt.1870 Joliet, Ill. i could use her parents names and where and when she died. if anyone has done any research on this family please contact me. thanks for any help in advance Diana E.

BOWE, LOEFFLER; posted by Margo Loeffler, Aug 13, 2000 Looking for Michael Morris BOWE family(my husband’s maternal grandparents), wife Mary Jane Smith BOWE. Should be in 1900 census. Children Michael Morris BOWE, Jr. and Margaret BOWE (my husband’s mother) born before 1900. Would like to find the exact date of Margaret BOWE’s marriage to Charles A. LOEFFLER, about June 1923, in Joliet, Will County. Thanks.

HELLINGS, McCLEARY; posted by Ernie Hendrickson, Aug 14, 2000 looking for John William MCCLEARY was married to Orpha Thelma (HELLINGS)MCCLEARY he died in 1976 in monee he is my grandfather from 1st wife his son is Ulis S.Grant MCCLEARY my father thay lived in will.co thank you for your time.

SCOTT, WHITTEN, WINKLER; posted by Sheri Richards, Aug 14, 2000 I am looking for descendants of Harold T. WINKLER married Edith SCOTT – 1937 — both deceased … Parents of Harold –> Charles A. & Edith ” WHITTEN ” WINKLER grandparents of Harold WINKLER Henry & Elizabeth WINKLER – Will county They all lived in Will county & Madison county . Please contact me if you knew these people . I am doing family history book . Harold WINKLER was in the navy during WW II

GRIFFITH; posted by Carol Griffith, Aug 17, 2000 I am looking for information on Perry Rainsley GRIFFITH. I have found information that he was born in West Virginia in 1901 and somehow moved to Slade, KY, and then Joliet, IL. Any information would be helpful. Thank you

MACKEY, WARE; posted by Marilyn Zimmer, Aug 21, 2000 Have a record of my ancestor Charles W. WARE a Captain in the 39th IL Infantry with enlistment in Joliet. Then his wife died in 1880 and have a record that says he married Libby MACKEY on 10/04/1893 in Will County. Can anybody help me with this. Also have a clue that the mother of Charles was Bethia WARE. Were there any Wares in Will Co.snf sny there today? Would appreciate any help. Thank You

CALDWELL, ENEIX, LEACH; posted by Jean Logston, Aug 25, 2000 In 1856 several members of the Clement LEACH family moved to Will Co.,Illinois from Marshall Co. Va. (W.Va) They were Josuha and Hannah Leach, Morgan and Margaret Leach, William H. and Mary Ann Leach, Greenberg and John H.Leach, James and Rebecca CALDWELL, Harrison and Levinia ENEIX. I am looking for their relatives. I know that Greenburg and John H. were in the Civil War and that Greenburg was killed in action.

JENET, MEYER, STOHR; posted by Peggy Dempsey, Aug 26, 2000 Found the marriage cert of Mrs Elizabeth JENET and Robert STOHR. married by Pastor William MEYER of Mokena Ill, 6/20/1867. Any idea what church he might have been from? Also looking for birth dates of her children Carrie, Emma and Louie. Thanks

GREENBERG; posted by Richard E. Watt, Aug 26, 2000 The GREENBERG family came to Joliet, IL ( Will Co.)in the 1890’s. Herman Greenberg, wife, Alberta and Nettie came from Russia. In Joliet, they had five more children, Samuel, Rose, Moses, Ben and Albert. I’m looking for info on this family and their descendents. Thank you

DELIHANTY, WILDER; posted by Sue Hamilton, Aug 26, 2000 I am searching for information about Susan WILDER who lived in Will County (Joliet) in the 1890’s. I believe she had two children, Florence and Benjamin. She was the widow of Benjamin WILDER and her daughter married John P. DELIHANTY on November 27,1900. Any information on the Delihanty or Wilder family would be very much appreciated. I seem to have come to a dead end.

KENDALL; posted by Tom Kendall, Aug 27, 2000 KENDALL, Phoebe: died July 1850 in Will County at the age of 56 from consumption. Any information relating to husband, children, maiden name, birth place, burial site, etc., would be greatly appreciated.

GORIVAN; posted by E G Hayes, Sep 2, 2000 I am looking for information re my great great grandparents, Bernard GORIVAN and Mary GORIVAN. I know they are buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetary in Joliet, he died 21 Aug 1889, she died 13 July 1887. How can I access other info about their lives/death in Will Co.? I have no other info about these ancestors, other than that they were born in Ireland. I would like to find out where they were came from in Ireland. Also looking for information re their son Peter GORIVAN.

MUNROE; posted by Stephanie G’schwind, Sep 2, 2000 Does anyone have info about where Hugh MUNROE (d. 1853 in Joliet) and Jane MUNROE (d. 1854 in Wilmington) are buried?

DAVIS, HARTMAN, KENYON, PALMER, SHAW; posted by Martha Wurtele, Sep 5, 2000 Will County, IL researching surnames PALMER,KENYON, DAVIS,HARTMAN,SHAW. PALMER and KENYON married in 1862. He was from Manchester, England, she from Ecclefecen, Scotland.

Their son Robert Ferguson PALMER married Elinore Martha DAVIS from Brantford, Onterio; she was the d/o Thomas Richards DAVIS and Wilhelmina HARTMAN. HARTMAN was born in Hannover, Germany.

Any information on this or related families would be warmly welcomed. Thank you

MICHELS, VERDEL; posted by Jim Resch, Sep 7, 2000 Seeking information on John and Barbara (MICHELS) VERDEL. They had children John, Peter, Catherine, Annie, Bernard, Elizabeth. Barbara’s parents were Mathias and Catherine MICHELS. Mathias and Catherine MICHELS had a grandson Mathias J. MICHELS born in Joliet, Will County in 1862.

DEARHAM, DERHAM, HEFFRON; posted by Sue Oneill, Sep 9, 2000 I now know that James Dearham died in 1935 in Chicago, IL. Margaret Heffron Dearham died in 1931 in Chicago. They had a son, John Heffron, in 1886. James was a shipping clerk for Barrett & Sons, 315 N. Chicago, Joliet, Will County, according to the Joliet Directory for 1887 and a butcher at W.S. State, l n. Jackson according to the Joliet Directory for 1888. If anyone has any further information, I would appreciate hearing about it. sue

ANDERSON, CLAY, GRATRICK, POUNDS, ROBISON, SHINDLER; posted by Grace Cook, Sep 10, 2000 I am researching for information regarding my great-grandmother, Anna POUNDS(maiden name). She was married at least three times and I have been studying her postcard collection left to me which includes dates from 1906 through 1915. I have found many postcards written to my great-grandmother from W. J. GRATRICK. I found a Wilford GRATRICK on the SSDI list and it listed his last living address as Will County, Illinois. I thought that if I could find someone who knew about Mr. GRATRICK, perhaps they might have some information about Anna, as he seems to have courted her in 1909. He wrote mostly from Mount Vernon, Illinois to her address at 11-1/2 Sixth Street North; Minneapolis, Minnesota. He evidently traveled in that time period, as there are postcards to her from other places, too. He wrote every two to three days to her for a period of several months. They must have had a serious relationship. I do not believe that she married him, though. I also thought that if someone out there was a relative to Mr. GRATRICK, they might be interested in receiving copies of these postcards. (I will not part with the originals.) My great-grandmother was married to my great-grandfather, Frank Pierce SHINDLER, around 1884 or before, and it is believed they lived in Colorado. The SHINDLER family moved to Edison, Nebraska from Pennsylvania in 1865. Frank SHINDLER was a railroad engineer on a line from Nebraska to Holyoke, Colorado. Anna and Frank had one daughter (my grandmother) Grace Clara SHINDLER ROBISON, born 1885. Frank died when Grace was only 4 years old and Anna remarried Frank J. CLAY, possibly in North Dakota. His name may have been John F. CLAY or John F. CLAY may have been her father-in-law. Anna and Mr. CLAY had several more children and I am also trying to find information about them. I did find out that Anna had a brother Robert L. POUNDS living in Kansas City, Missouri around 1910. It is believed that Anna left Colorado or Nebraska and went to Grand Forks, North Dakota where she remarried, and then went to Minneapolis where she ran a boarding home at the Sixth Street address mentioned above. It appears that Mr. CLAY died in 1909 and sometime later Anna married Donald ANDERSON in Minneapolis. Where Mr. GRATRICK fits in here is unknown for sure. He may have just remained a friend. I thought since I found Wilford GRATRICK in Illinois, possibly it might be the same one who wrote to my great-grandmother from Mount Vernon, Illinois. I hope to hear information from someone regarding any of the names mentioned above. Thank you. Grace Cook

FOX, JORDAN; posted by Judy Jordan Green, Sep 19, 2000 Looking for relatives of Charlotte JORDAN FOX of Will County, daughter of Thomas H. and Charlotte JORDAN of Pontiac, Illinois. I am her brother’s (Thomas Leo)daughter.

SHAW, WEIR; posted by Angus Weir, Sep 21, 2000 Janet & Smith SHAW farmed in Peotone twp and are buried in the Peotone cemetery, their son Albert SHAW was still on the family farm in 1924. there were 3 other male siblings who all died in 1924, 3 female siblings, Eliza Shaw, Mary Shaw and Edna Shaw I have no information on. Janet SHAW was the sister of my grandfather Wm. WEIR and so I am trying to establish contact with the family.

CAMPBELL, KELLY, MCCCONOCHIE, MCCONCHIE, MCCONOCHIE, MCCRINNEL, MCMILLIN; posted by Valerie Bruce, Sep 21, 2000 I am researching the family of my ggg grandmother Anny CAMPBELL(married to John MCCONOCHIE or MCCONCHIE)They came to Will County in the summer of 1853 accompanied by Anny’s mother,Ann MCCRINNEL CAMPBELL. John MCCONOCHIE and a baby (Annie)died shortly after their arrival. Anny CAMPBELL MCCONOCHIE had a brother, Joseph CAMPBELL,wife Barbara KELLY. Anny MCCONOCHIE is buried at Oakwood Cemetary in Joliet with her son’s family, but I have not been able to find where John MCCCONOCHIE, baby Annie, or Ann MCCRINNEL CAMPBELL are. Would appreciate any information on the burial place of these people as well as Joseph and Barbara…In addition, I am curious if anyone knows who an Andrew MCMILLIN was, buried with my MCCONOCHIE family at Oakwood?

LEVENDAHL; posted by Stephen Overturf, Sep 23, 2000 I am seeking more information on a LEVENDAHL family of Swedish immigrants living in the Joliet area from 1900 on. The parents were Frank (Frans) Oscar (born 1875 Sweden) and Sigrid (c. 1873 Sweden). The children, all born in Illinois, were Herbert (1901), Eleanor (c. 1903), Florence (c. 1907), Gertrude (c. 1909) and Milton (1911). Although I know that Frank died between 1910 and 1920, I can find little else on what became of the family. Thank you.

NILSSON; posted by Helle Ronneby, Sep 25, 2000 Born 1844.Left sweden 1869, for Chicago.Any relatives

PEARSON, TOMPKINS, WERNER; posted by Duane Werner, Sep 25, 2000 Henry PEARSON I am searching for any information concerning Henry Pearson who lived in section 16&17 of Peotone Township, Will County and died Feb. 16, 1897 and is buried in Peotone Cemetery. One of his daughters was Eliza Pearson Werner who was married to Andrew WERNER. I believe that he was married to Mary Elizabeth PEARSON who died Sep 18, 1871 and is buried in Peotone Cemetery. I have reason to think that Henry PEARSON remarried Susan TOMPKINS December 11, 1871 in Will county. I am trying to find any information about them, and would especially be interested if anybody knows where they emigrated from –we believe it was England, but do not know where in England, although I have found a Henry Perason who was christened in 1823 in the parish of Bonsall, Derby, England.

STEWART; posted by Jean Cook, Sep 27, 2000 I submited a query about my great great grandfather Hugh STEWART JR that purchased land in Will Co. in 1849. know he brought his sons with him,Washington,Franklin,Henry,John,and Albert I can’t find him on the 1850 census can anyone tell me where he went and died?

COOPER, JEWETT; posted by Jarrell Jewett, Sep 30, 2000 Interested in finding any information on Charles Walter JEWETT born 1848 in Will Co,Il. Married Mary Elizabeth COOPER in 1910. This is all the information I have on my great grandfather.

FAUSER, HOFFMAN, HOUCK; posted by Bea Porter, Oct 2, 2000 George HOUCK (my great grand father)_ Came to Beecher, Will County 1866. Was married to Eva HOFFMAN from Lowell In . Had brothers and sisters in Cedar Lake IN. Had a nephew Thomas FAUSER who lived in Will county. If you have any information regarding these two please contact me. thank you

MUELLER; posted by Carline Sandhagen, Oct 3, 2000 I am lookin for info on Henrich(Henry) MUELLER who lived with his wife Johanna MUELLER, who lived in Joliet,Il frm 1868 to 1884 when they moved to Reno, KS. They were from Germany, state of Bruns- wick. Children were Johanna, son Christian and daugh hter Pauline Lena. Only Pauline Lena was born in us us. Johanna Mueller,daughter, married a C.H(Carl) (Charles) Schmidt abt 1882-1883.All lived in Will Co.

SWANSON; posted by Charles Steck, Oct 5, 2000 I am looking for information on a Nels SWANSON who appears in the middle to late Joliet Census. Appears to have been a Stone Cutter and resided at 905 Clay St., in Joliet. Wife: Karrie/Lottie, Son: Julius, and maybe Dau: Emily.

HOFFMAN, HOUCK; posted by Bea Porter, Oct 6, 2000 George HOUCK born in Wurttemberg Germany 09-15-1840 He and his family came to the US around 1858 They settled in Warren Count Pa. and in 1861 enlisted in the Pa. Volunteers. He served as a private in the Pa. Vol. 111th Reg Company H. and was honorably discharged in Jan 1865. The family moved to Crown Point In. shortly after the war. He married Eva HOFFMAN in 1866 and in 1867 moved to Beecher Il, Will County. They had 4 children, Frank, Wilamena, Lillian and Elsie. He died 10-21-1901 and is buried in St. Lukes Cemetery in Beecher. If anyone has any information on the Hoffman side of the family please contact me

HEGGIE, MELCHIOR, MELCHOIR, PRITCHARD, SCHUPP; posted by Julie Melchior, Oct 6, 2000 August MELCHIOR (MELCHOIR) was living in Joliet Township in Will County in 1878. His wife’s name is believed to have been Artemissa PRITCHARD. He is believed to have had two daughters, one Belle HEGGIE, the other Mrs. C. SCHUPP. I would like to have any further information about any of these people or to hear from any of their descendents. I have much information on the Melchior family that I will share. Thanks, Julie Melchior

BROWN; posted by Scott Kraus, Oct 6, 2000 Looking for parents of Edna Brown, born 24 Aug 1901, Will Co., IL. Would someone have access to birth records of that county? Family does not know her parents names at all, but did have older sister named Frances. Thank you, Scott

DEWITT, NORTON, SAGER; posted by Judith Dewitt, Oct 8, 2000 Jacob DEWITT was born Feb 22, 1879 Lockport, Will Co., Illinois. His parents were Caleb Strong DEWITT (b. Jul 5, 1840; d. Jul 15, 1905) and Mary L. NORTON (b. May 6, 1868) m. May 6, 1868 in Lockport. The family emigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1890 (4th Canadian Census). Jacob’s siblings were Abigail Sophronia, b. Jul 25, 1869; Hiram Norton b. Jan 16, 1871; and Harriet Louise b. Aug 6, 1873. I believe that Mary L. NORTON’s parents were Hiram NORTON (b. February 26, 1798-1800) and Elizabeth SAGER (b. Dec 1, 1807; d. Nov 16, 1879). Any information (individual or family) would be appreciated.

CARUGATI, DARIN, PITTLAUD; posted by Gene Smania, Oct 9, 2000 Looking for info on gg grandfather Frank DARIN,Lockport, Ill 1893-1897? Wife Philomena PITTLAUD DARIN married 1893 but do not have location. Daughter Julia DARIN b [email protected] Moved to Portland–later Oglesby, Illinois by 1900. Also possible relative–Dora DARIN–married Antonio CARUGATI in Lockport, Ill 24 October 1900, died 27 September 1935/Antonio died 9 June 1938 in Will County, Illinois.

ROBERTSON, SHUTTS; posted by Sarah Bergmann, Oct 15, 2000 Samuel SHUTTS B. 1844 in Kingston, New Your. D. 4-14-20 in Joliet. Agnes ROBERTSON SHUTTS B. 1846 in Canada. D. 3-15-27 in Dallas, Tex. Also lived in Joliet with Samuel SHUTTS.

CHRISTOPHER, CRIMMIN, CRIMMINS; posted by Geoff Crimmins, Oct 15, 2000 I am looking for information on David J. CRIMMINS. Family tradition says that he was born in 1846 in Illinois, Married Mary Anne CHRISTOPHER, died in 1896 near Kankakee after a farming accident, and is buried in the Wilmington Cemetery. They had 10 children: Francis J., William R., John, Orin, Gertrude, James F., Herman James, David C. Edward J., and Mary P. In the 1850 Census for Lockport, in Will County I have found a David CRIMMIN who was born in 1846, the son of John and Ellen. But I am unable so far to make a connection between this David CRIMMIN and my David CRIMMINS. I would like to exchange information with anyone who is familiar with either of these families. Geoff Crimmins

ABBOTT, DYSINGER; posted by George Dysinger, Oct 15, 2000 ABBOTT, William died in Frankfort, Will county, Illinois, Sept 1968. I am searching for obituary to determine if he was was to my grand great aunt Myrtle A. DYSINGER ABBOTT.

GREGG, MCCARLEY; posted by Karen Herrera, Oct 18, 2000 I am looking for information about William MCCARLEY and Elizabeth GREGG. They were married in Joliet in 1879. I would like information about their parents, brothers, and sisters. I know they had two children born in Illinois and then several born in Sarpy County Nebraska. They are my great-great grandparents. Thanks

TRACEY; posted by Billie Hayes, Oct 18, 2000 Searching for info on Thomas TRACEY m. Lydia ? Children: Ann,Harvey,William,Eliza,Hannah,James. In Will Co.,Rockville TWP in 1850.

ALLISON, EICHBICHLER, ELKINS, MCDONALD, PARSONS; posted by Ronna Durante, Oct 18, 2000 Researching the ELKINS family in Joliet. Guy W. married to Leona MCDONALD (her mother’s name was Augusta b.8 Nov 1881 d.Mar 1967 remarried John EICHBICHLER, and her two sisters Evelyn b.29 Mar 1908 d.Oct 1997(Arthur ALLISON) & Gladys (Edward PARSONS), around 1924. Children of Guy & Leona are: Guy W. Jr., Lucille, George, William Ralph, James, Charles and Nancy. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Ronna

EVANS; posted by Dolores Evans Cook, Oct 23, 2000 Looking for information on Elijah and Amelia EVANS who lived in Joliet IL in the late 1800’s. They are buried in Oakwood Cemetery. They are my Greatgrand- parents. Dolores Evans Cook in MI

MAXWELL, SERGEANT; posted by Millie Alexander, Oct 23, 2000 MAXWELL, James Thomas, born ? 1834, Barnesville, Belmont, OH, married SERGEANT, Anna on 20 Mar 1861, Grundy, IL and James served in 20th IL Inf-Civil War. They are both buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Joliet, IL. James died 21 Jul 1903 and Anna on 07 Nov 1905, Joliet. Had 9 children: James A., Elmer H., Norman, Howeard, Isaac, Joseph, John, George, and Albert L. MAXWELL. Thanks

COLLINS, McINTYRE; posted by Pat Anderson, Oct 25, 2000 I am looking for information on MCINTYRE four brothers Frank, Peter, John, James and a sister Bridget. They settled in Will county in the early 1850’s. Peter and James fought in the civil war. Bridget married a Peter COLLINS in Will county in 1862.

ZUEL, ZUELL, ZULE; posted by Tim Zuel, Oct 27, 2000 looking for ZULE, ZUELL, ZUEL. robert ZULE died 6/10/1849 and elizabeth ZULE died 9/28/1847 buried in wesley cemetary, will county. children included christianna, robert, archibald, william. phobe ZULE second wife of robert at time of death in 1849. possibly one child, carione (sp?). probate in joliet, will county. family homestead outside of wilmington. after death, children raised by presbyterian church members. phobe listed in 1850 census living in wilmington.

BINNEBOSE, ROEPKE; posted by Carol Carlson, Oct 28, 2000 I’m looking for Carl BINNEBOSE, born in Germany, died in Minnesota 1925, married Caroline ROEPKE c 1875 probably in Joliet, Will County, Illinois. And their son Julius E. BINNEBOSE, born 27 June 1878 in Joliet, Will County, Illinois, married Amollia Dorothea Tanck in Pipestone, Minnesota, died 1968 in Lyon County, Minnesota. We believe at least one more of Carl and Caroline’s six children, August, was also born in Will County.

MUSSELMAN; posted by Janice Seidule, Oct 30, 2000 I would like to have any information about Gideon MUSSELMAN, who died in Plainfield Twsp, Will County, IL on January 15, 1865. I need a copy of his death certificate if possible. I need to prove who his parents were for my genealogy.

SWANSON; posted by Marie Harper, Nov 3, 2000 Looking for information on Nels Frederick SWANSON and Johanna SWANSON. They came to America in the 1890’s. He had two children from his first marriage-Fred and Anna. He and Johanna had four children – Oscar, Jennie, William, and Clara. Any help will be appreciated.They lived in Joliet in Will County. He died about 1910 and she died about 1933.

SWANSON; posted by Marie Harper, Nov 8, 2000 I am looking for information about my grandfather, Nels Frederick (Fred) SWANSON. He lived in Will County from about 1890-1910. He died in Will County. His wife was Johanna Swanson. His children were Fred, Anna, Oscar, Jennie, Bill, and Clara.

CROCKER, GAST, PECK; posted by Vern Peterson, Nov 12, 2000 I am looking for information on an Elizabeth CROCKER. She and here husband William lived in Clay Center, Kansas, where William died about 1883. Elizabeth’s children grew up in Will County, in the Wilton Center area. The known children were William CROCKER (born May 17, 1877) who married Rosa PECK, and George C. CROCKER (born Feb 27, 1880) who married Mary GAST. I do not know Elizabeth’s maiden name, but I suspect that after William died in Kansas that Elizabeth moved to where she had family, which I guess to be Will County. With 2 small boys, I suspect she re- married. Any information on William or Elizabeth is appreciated.

RANDOLPH, REUTER, WUCHERPFENNIG; posted by Theresa Payne, Nov 19, 2000 Looking for information on Christian REUTER (b. Dec. 26, 1834 Prussia d. 1913 IA) According to an old family tree, Christian came to America about the age of 21 (abt. 1855). It also said his mother, Elizabeth, his sister Margaret, and two half brothers also came at the same time. (Unfortunately it didnt give any names) It stated that they stayed in NY for a short time, and then moved to Mokena, Illinois. Christian m. Anna WUCHERPFENNIG in 1868 in Will Co., and they had their first child, Magdalena REUTER in 1870 in Spencer, IL. Anna d. October 31, 1880..would any one have a death record on her, or an obit? Christian then married Julia RANDOLPH (b. July 23, 1861 d. October 26, 1939) on August 22, 1882 in Spencer, IL. They had 10 children. About 1895, they moved to Black Hawk Co., IA. Also looking for information on Christian’s mother and siblings. One source has his mother dying on April 30, 1891, I am assuming around Spencer, IL or Joliet, as these two towns are named alot in the different sources. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

GOODING, THOMAS, WILDER; posted by Sue Hamilton, Nov 23, 2000 Please help! I am looking for information about Benjamin and Maria(Susan) WILDER who resided and died in Wilmington (Will County) IL. I believe that Phebe WILDER THOMAS, wife of William Thomas who was general superintendent ot the IL& Michigan Canal, was the sister of Benjamin. He was also related to George GOODING. I would appreciate hearing from anyone connected to the WILDER, GOODING, or THOMAS families of Will County

LANGEBARTELS; posted by Marita Langebartel, Nov 25, 2000 I am looking for any information on the LANGEBARTELS who settled in Will Co. I believe they may have originally come from Quincy, IL in the late 1800’s.

HOKANSON, MEDIN; posted by Charles Steck, Nov 25, 2000 Would like to get in touch with Barbara Rockwell, who posted the HOKANSON/MEDIN query in August, 2000. My e-mail was returned as an invalid e-mail address. Thank you.

HOKANSON, MEDIN; posted by Charles Steck, Nov 26, 2000 Am looking for information on the HOKANSON/MEDIN family who had a stone quarry in the Joliet area in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. My Great Grandfather was married to a HOKANSON, and may have worked there.

CAMPBELL; posted by Dorothy Riegel, Nov 29, 2000 Abraham Lincoln was suppose to have spoken at the CAMPBELL house in Joliet. Can anyone give me information on that? Thank you.

BOYD; posted by Janis Dawson, Dec 4, 2000 I would like information on the Nelson BOYD family that lived in Plainfield township, in Will Co.from 1860 to 1890. I understand there were 11 children in the family, I have names of 8 of them. The family came from St. Albans, VT. I would like to exchange information with any one researching this family. Nelson BOYD and his sons, Albert and Frederick served with the Ill. men in the Civil War. Do I have any relatives out there?

HERBERT; posted by T. Herbert, Dec 6, 2000 Otto J. HERBERT or James O. HERBERT one in the same. Listed Monee as address late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Believed to be born in Monee in 1870’s, Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank You

HEFFERN, RAUSCH; posted by James Heffern, Dec 9, 2000 Will County Searching for any information regarding the marraige of william HEFFERN and evelyn RAUSCH on december 30 or 31 of 1927.

CARLON, STODDARD; posted by Jill Kastello, Dec 11, 2000 I am searching for any information about the CARLON family. James L. CARLON was born in Crete, Illinois to a Phillip CARLON and Mary STODDARD. Any information would be appreciated.

HERBST, HIRSCH; posted by Joyce Hargis, Dec 12, 2000 Looking for information like father, mother children and sibling of Joseph HERBST and Mary Elizabeth HIRSCH the information that I have so far is that Joseph HERBST born ca 1870 West Germany married ca 1890 in Joliet Ill. Mary Elizabeth HIRSCH b ca 1873 in East Germany They lived at 409 N Center St Juliet Ill their entire life. Any help will be very much appreciated and thank you for your time to answer my query. working on my son-in-law family. Joyce Hargis

GRELL, SAILDLER; posted by Pat Grell, Dec 13, 2000 Looking for any information at all on John GRELL who died in Joliet of accidental drowning about May 2nd in 1889. His death certificate says he was 61 years old at the time of his death, that would have put his birth year about 1828 in Germany. It also says he was married and had lived in Illinois about 8 years, but it does not list his widow’s name, nor does it list his place of burial. It does however indicate the undertaker was a T. J. SAILDLER (not sure of spelling). The Joliet Public Library was unable to locate an obit or a story concerning his drowning.

REED; posted by Gerald Propp, Dec 16, 2000 Lookin for info on Fred A. REED born 25 nov 1854 in Lockport.

COSTELLO, KOSTELEC; posted by Vickie Tallent, Dec 17, 2000 Looking for parents of Anthony George KOSTELEC (COSTELLO) born 10 May 1898 in Joliet, Il. Does any one have this family?

OBMAN, WELSH; posted by Kathy Zellers, Dec 18, 2000 Researching family of Charles and Zelda (WELSH) OBMAN, who may have lived in or near Plainfield in Will County in the early 1900s.

CORDANO, SIDOLI; posted by Jean Cordano, Dec 19, 2000 I would like to receive more information on Nicola CORDANO who was regarded as the Father of Joliet Italians. He also claimed to be the first one-man band playing 13 different musical devices. He was born in Italy and married Angela SIDOLI. I do not know when he came to U S A. He used to own a soda shop and also was an insurance agent plus a private banker. His son, Louis, was a known Joliet politican and insurance agent. Thank you.

CLENNON, CONDON, KNOKE, MITCHELL; posted by John Mitchell, Dec 21, 2000 I am looking for information on my grandparents John P. MITCHELL and Mae CLENNON MITCHELL. They lived in Will County in Joliet township and had 5 children in the early 1900’s: Peter MITCHELL, Mary (CONDON), Lucille (KNOKE), Eileen, and John Emmett MITCHELL(my father). They lived in Joliet, IL on Darcy Avenue. My grandfather worked in the Steel Mill in Joliet for 42 years and retired in the 1930’s. He died in May 1959 and my grandmother died in November 1963.

posted by Ed Dolan, Dec 22, 2000 Does Will County have surviving records, such as deeds and wills, from the 1850’s through the 1880’s? I looked at a local LDS Family History Center, and there were no such records listed. Are the originals at the courthouse? Are microfilms of these records available? Thanks, Ed Dolan.

MAXWELL, MILLER; posted by Mary K. George, Dec 29, 2000 Searching for information on Lena MAXWELL MILLER family who died on October 11, 1960 in Joliet, Will Co., IL where she had resided for about 70 years. Her husband, Charles A. MILLER died 1936. Lena was survived by a son, George C. MILLER, who was affiliated with the Farm Bureau, three grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Lena MAXWELL MILLER is the daughter of Benjamin Franklin MAXWELL and would like very much to hear from someone researching this family. Thank You.