Cass County Illinois Genealogy 1999 Cass County, Illinois Queries Cass County Illinois ancestors

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Debbie Gurtis 28 Dec 6:39:15 1999

I am looking for info on Mary (Polly) Burke, maiden name of Collins, who passed away in Cass County, IL in May 1894. Mary was born in Estill County, KY in 1816 and lived there until 1860. Burke is the last known name that I have for her, don't know if she remarried. Can anyone help?

Liz Bond 16 Dec 9:39:38 1999

I am looking for information on Lizzie Ruppel who married August Hermann Bond in Cass County on October 14, 1884. I would like to find out if they had children and see if anyone else is researching the Ruppel or Bond line in Cass County. I would be happy to share family information about the Bond family and would like to hear about the Ruppel's as well as August and Lizzie's children.

Mary Gonshor 14 Dec 6:28:07 1999

Search for descendants of Mathew L. Hutches and Sarah Edwards Hutches. Had son Sylvester married Elizabeth A. Wilson, born Cass County, 1857; the couple's daughter, Lelia, married Otto Gebhards. Mathew and Sarah Hutches died 1864. Sarah's brother, William Ogden Edwards, Great Great Grandfather. All help appreciated. Thank you.

Paul 08 Dec 7:57:11 1999

Harvey BRAND died in Beardstown about 1981. I think he worked on the railroad. Can anyone help me get a copy of the obituary, or tell me how to obtain a copy? I think Harvey was my great Uncle. Thanks.

Larry Moore 04 Dec 9:18:46 1999

Any info. on R.R. JOKISCH. Was sheriff of Cass county at one time.

Margaret Hohimer 02 Dec 12:38:32 1999

Seeking any information on Alfred Ray or his descendants. Alfred lived in Cass County, Il. in July 1930 according to his mothers obit. His parents are Sylvester Ray and Mary C. Miller; Sylvester was born in Cass Co. and Mary was born in Menard Co. According to the obit. Alfred has two sisters Stella and Edna. Thanks in advance.

Susan Carey 23 Nov 11:26:53 1999

I am looking for my great Grandfather Cyrus Loomis who resided in Cass County and I received the information from IL 1880 Census. Wife was Eliza Micheals. My Grandfather was Alvin Francis Loomis. So, any information on Cyrus, Eliza and Alvin would greatly be appreciated.

John Warstler 20 Nov 4:44:19 1999

Am looking for relatives/ancestors John H. (prob. Hardin) Scott. John served in Co. C, 3rd Illinois Cavalry of Union Army (formed in Cass Co. IL) in the Civil War. After the war he married Mary Mountwillow Coonrod (probably of Greene/Macoupin Co. IL) and moved to Cherokee Co. KS. John and Mary raised a number of children there, including my grandmother Etta M. Scott.

ELLIOTT, ZIRKLE 14 Nov 2:06:02 1999

Am looking for information of the Thomas Moore Elliott family that lived in Virginia in the 1840-s and 1850's. He was a "trader" and had a son Thomas and a daughter Margaret that later married a James Zirkle from Cass County. His son Thomas later married a Susan Zirkle from Cass County. Any info on these names would be much appreciated. Thanks

I'm looking for info on the Thomas Moore Elliott family from Virginia . He married a Mrs. Fanny Lindsey in 1839 in Virginia and they had three children I believe-Sarah, Margaret and Thomas. The three children later married Zirkle children. Thomas married Susan and Margaret married James. Later he moved in Petersburg and married another woman so I figure Fanny must have died. Any info to help me would be appreciated.

Polly Gilbert 09 Nov 8:55:54 1999

Searching for information on my g-g-grandmother: RACHAEL CARLOCK b. 1836-37 m. JOHN R. WALLIS/WALLACE.
Thanks for any help.

Ranae Stastny 04 Nov 7:09:28 1999

Andrew S. Cole married Nancy Wilson 8 Jan 1856 in Cass Co. These are my gggrandparents and I am looking for more information on them - parents, etc. I did find on the 1870 Census, Versailles (Brown) township a William Senteney/Nancy Senteney with 3 children: COLE, Elisabeth, 12; Jeremiah, 9; Ester A 6. Ester A. is my ggrandmother. She married James B. TUCKER 9 Jul 1878, place unknown. They had 2 children - Charles Henry (my grandfather) and Mary Magalene. Ester A
died sometime after having the 2 children and James B. Tucker remarried in 1889. Death date and burial place of Ester A. is unknown.

Shirley Mofield 03 Nov 12:32:42 1999

Horace Butler married Fidella Corbett in Cass Co. 1849, She was born March 6, 1820 in Chautauqua Co.,NY; he was born 1816 in NY. She was the daughter of Azra Corbett and Flora Wright Corbett. Looking for a possible connection for the Corbetts to Cass Co. Thank you for your help.

Terri Stoikes 30 Oct 1:24:45 1999

I am looking for information on a Thomas PIERCE (PEIRCE) from North Carolina who married a Melinda GROSHAW( GROOSONG/GROSHONG) born in Pennsylvannia (according to daughter in later census). They married in Cass Co., 8 March 1838. They had two daughters that I am aware of Francis Ann born in 1840 and a Mattie. Thomas died about 1843 possibly in Cass Co. and Melinda moved to Grant Co. Wisconsin where she remarried.
Any information would be appreciated.

Joe Whitfield 26 Oct 1:24:07 1999

Looking for information on the Rev. Wilhelm C.G. Bauermeister of St. Johns Luthern Church. He was there approx 1849.

Betty L. Marshall 24 Oct 6:13:47 1999

I am researching for any information regarding George and Maria Marshall. George was born in Belfast, Ireland 1837 and came to the US in 1857, naturalized in 1860. Maria Marshall was born in Armagh co. Ireland 1840 and came to US in 1855. The were married in Cass County 08/11/1861. I am looking for family members they might have come over with or lived with during their stay in Cass county. The eventually moved to Vermillion County in 1865. Would gladly share info with anyone having interest in the Marshall name.

Patricia Spears 22 Oct 6:44:24 1999

I am searching for any information regarding Alec and Anna Cooper circa 1870's. They had seven children one of whom was my grandfather Oscar born near Chandlerville in Cass County in 1878. Their other children were Arley, Mamie and Nathan mentioned in Oscar's obituary and 2 more daughters and a son that are unknown to me. I believe Alec and Anna had died prior to 1922 however I have no information as to where they are buried. Their son Oscar is buried at Mt. Olive Baptist Church cemetary near Chandlerville. I would also like to know any information regarding the surname Witty as Oscar was married to an Eliza Witty.

T. Gordon 16 Oct 8:02:33 1999

A sculptor/painter, Paul Swan, born in Ashland Illinois 1884 or 1899. Please advise on any information. We have recently purchased a painting of his and are very interested in his history.

Carin Green 11 Oct 10:17:34 1999

I am looking for the family of James Clifford who married Bridget Ledridge, married in Virginia in 1852. James was married to a Mary Barrett, and had a son Jimpsy (James) Jr. He had two sons, John Ledridge Clifford and Lawrence Clifford. These sons moved to Missouri. James died between 1852 and 1860. Bridget married a Michael Fahey in 1860-1861. Any information or other help (i.e, on death dates) would be appreciated.

Danielle Smith 11 Oct 11:42:13 1999

Looking for more information about: William Thomas Smith, b. Mar.17, 1851, in Cass County, Ill. Father is Jeremiah Smith and mother's first name is Mary.

Sheri L. Beffort-Lantzy 07 Oct 9:37:32 1999

I am looking for any information regarding the HOBROCK and BORGSTADTER families from Beardstown and Arenzville. At this point, anything would be a help!

Jerry Austin 06 Oct 7:18:48 1999

I am looking for information about the Nelch (Noelsch, Nelsch, Nolsch) family that was in Cass County on the 1850 census. I believe my gggrandfather Joseph(or John) Nelch immigrated there from Germany between 1840 and 1850. I believe he drove a supply wagon in the Union Army. He may have married in Illinois or in Missouri and eventually settled in Sebastian County Arkansas. If anyone has a connection would love to hear from you.

Vicki Lindell 29 Sept 11:45:51 1999

I am looking for information on the Smith WORKMAN family. He was married to Magdaline Catherine WITTY in 1875 in Cass Co. They had 10 children. His parents are John WORKMAN b 1833 and Elizabeth WOOD b 1832. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.
Vicki Lindell San Antonio, Texas

Kathryne Bacigalupi 28 Sept 10:46:58 1999

I'm looking for a Edward Merian b. 1869 in Beardstown IL. Parents were Mary (Lindsey) and Michael Merian. He had a borther James b 1870. both parent were suppose to be from Ireland. Mary might have been from Beardstown IL. though.

Margaret Hohimer 26 Sept 9:29:22 1999

Seeking parents & siblings of Sylvester H. Ray born abt 1843 in Cass Co., Il. He married Mary C. Miller Sep. 21, 1871. Any information is highly appreciated.

Clifford Cook 21 Sept 2:09:27 1999

I am looking for birth information on Chester Sylvester RICHIE. Born in 1827, in Cass, Co., Il.

Darlene Joyce 20 Sept 9:15:52 1999

I am looking for information about my g-g-grandparents. I have information they were from in Cass, County Ilinois, or at least had most of their 14 children while living there. I want to know where they came from before they lived in Cass County. Any information would be appreciated. Grandfather's name was: John J. Masterson, b. Sept 9, 1839, d. Oct 24, 1905, Grandmother's name was: Francis Jane Hampton, b. Nov. 2, 1845, d. Jun 30, 1897. Had 11 children in Cass County between 1963 and 1881: George Washington Masterson, b. Jan 6, 1863, d. 1938, Clara Matilda Masterson, b. Nov. 10, 1864, d. July 16, 188?, William Elsworth Masterson, b. Oct. 17, 1866, d. Nov. 1, 1940, Henry Elmer Masterson, b. Sept 24, 1877, d. ? (lived some of his life in Pueblo, Colo). Other siblings born in Cass Co. did not reach adulthood. By 1884 they were living Girard, Kansas.

Rajean 18 Sept 1:14:47 1999

I am searching for my grgrandparents. Her name was Harriet Janette (Boring), she was born in Prentice (Cass County) around 1869. Her husband's name was Timothy Rowley born about the same date. Has anyone heard of these families? I couldn't find a listing for any of them on the site...Help I think there's some confusion because Prentice is listed as being in two different counties in Illinois. Will post on other county site as well. Thank you, Rajean

P. Clodfelter 15 Sept 2:21:36 1999

Looking for information on "Archie" Archebold Leo Hegener born 2-8-1887 in Bluff Springs, Illinois.

Jacqueline J. Edwards Wilson 13 Sept 12:40:58 1999

Trying to find parents of Wheeler Colvin who married 1885 in Cass County, Illlinois to Wealthy Randall. Wheeler was a river boat captain as were his sons, George Colvin and Charles Colvin and possibly more. They are buried in the Havana, Ill. cemetery. Will share all I have.

Craig Beeman 12 Sept 10:21:31 1999

"Hello Cousins!"

Am hoping that one or more of you might happen to recognize the below CRAIG family. I am engaged in trying to trace CRAIG family descendants from the mid-1700's through 1920 or so. I am hoping to eventually be able to trace all this family's descendants through that period. Any and all assistance will be most appreciated. Will gladly share what I know of this family's ancestry with anyone who might descend through this family, or have a research interest in this Morgan Co. and Cass Co., IL, family.

Descendants of Noah CRAIG and Nancy Jane BOWLING

Noah CRAIG, born 17 Nov 1827 in , Harrison, KY; died 20 Feb 1868 in , Morgan, IL, son of Moses Henry CRAIG and Sarah HUMBLE. He married on 11 Mar 1847 in , Morgan, IL Nancy Jane BOWLING, born 28 Oct 1830 in , , KY; died 11 Sep 1915.

Notes for Noah CRAIG
1850 Cass Co., IL census, p 45.
1860 Morgan Co., IL census, Meredosia TWP, p 698.
Petition for Letters of Administration filed Morgan Co., IL, 29 Feb 1868.
Buried Arcadia Cemetery.

Notes for Nancy Jane BOWLING
1870 Morgan Co, IL census, Concord Pct., p 366.
1878 resided P.O. Concord, per _1878 History of Morgan Co., IL.
1880 Morgan Co, IL census, TW 16 R 11, Hsld. 1881.
1900 Cass Co., IL census, 8-6/13-27.
1910 Morgan Co., IL census, E.D. 95, Sheet 6, Hsld. 170.
Buried Arcadia Cemetery.

Children of Noah CRAIG and Nancy Jane BOWLING were as follows:
i    William CRAIG, born abt 1848 in , , IL.
ii    Sarah E. CRAIG, born abt 1852 in , , IL. "Sarah E." or "Sarah A."?
iii    Tabitha CRAIG, born Aug 1857 in , Morgan, IL. She married Robert G. THOMPSON.
iv    Athelia J. CRAIG, born abt 1858 in , , IL. She married abt 1884 William H. WILLIAMSON, born abt 1852 in IL.
"Phalia or Thala". Twin of Tabitha CRAIG? 1910 Morgan Co., IL census, 95-6-170.
v    Robert J. CRAIG, born Sep 1863 in , Morgan, IL; died 1944. He married Addie C. (---), born Mar 1861; died 1944.
1900 Cass Co., IL census, Arenzville Pct., 8-6/13-18. d.s.p. 1920 Cass Co., IL   census, 11-19/1-3. Buried Arcadia Cemetery.

Generation 2

4. Tabitha CRAIG (Noah1), born Aug 1857 in , Morgan, IL. She married  Robert G. THOMPSON, born Sep 1849 in , , IL.

Notes for Tabitha CRAIG
? Twin of Athelia CRAIG.

Notes for Robert G. THOMPSON
1900 Cass Co., IL census, Arenzville Pct., 8-6/13-21.
1920 Morgan Co., IL census, 200-125/8-83.

Children of Tabitha CRAIG and Robert G. THOMPSON were as follows:
i    Edgar G. THOMPSON, born Aug 1877 in , , IL. He married Anna (---), born abt 1883 in , , IL. 1920 Cass Co., IL census, 11-31/3-58.
ii    Noah J. THOMPSON, born Aug 1880 in , , IL. He married Lurenna J. (---), born abt 1883 in , , IL. 1920 Cass Co., IL census, 11-191/1-1.
iii    Louisa THOMPSON, born Nov 1883 in , , IL. She married Harry HERRING, born abt 1882 in , , IL.
iv    Nellie THOMPSON, born Jun 1885 in , , IL.

Thank you for any and all help and assistance you might lend in our family's search for "Immigrant Ancestors and their Descendants!"


"Always looking for Cousins"

Debbie A. 08 Sept 11:16:22 1999

Looking for any information about William Duff Armstrong. He is a brother to my ggg-grandfather. He is the famous Duff Armstrong that Lincoln defended.

Joan Letcher 04 Sept 7:54:54 1999

Information on Austin Welch. Date of death, burial site any other info. Bdate is 1879. Parents were Solomon & Louisa Orchard Welch. Probably grew up in Chapin Twp in Morgan Co. Siblings were Fanny, Walter, Flora, Mason, Frederic, Clayton, and Clay (my gfather.)

Judi Gilker 17 Aug 8:13:17 1999

Searching for infomation on George "Adam" THRON. Son of Valentine & Margaret BEIER THRON. Here is his obituary from Qunicy Adams Co IL Newspaper.
Adam THRON died Sept 17, 1911
Yesterday afternoon at five o'clock at his residence, 520 Madison Street, occurred the death of Adam THRON, an old and respected resident of this City, death being brought on by cancer of the liver after a lingering illness of ten weeks. At the time of his death Mr. THRON was forty-eight years of age, twenty-five years of which time had been spent in Quincy. Mr. Thron was born in Beardstown, ILL., where he grew to manhood coming to this city twenty-five years ago. During his residence here he made many friends who will be sincerely sorry to hear of his demise. For the past eighteen years, up until last May when his physical condition made it necessary for him to resign. Mr. THRON has been superintendent of the Woodland cemetery. He was a member of the Firemen's Benevolent Association and also of the Mutual Protective League. At an early age he united with the St. John's Lutheran Church, at which institution he was always faithful attendant. Besides a large circle of friends the deceased leaves to mourn his death, his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth K. HAAS THRON and three sons, as follows, George Arthur, Milton and Louis all at home also two brothers, Henry of Hurd land, Mo. and Peter, of St. Louis and three sisters, Mrs.
John BECKER of Jacksonville, IL., Mrs. Adam SCHUMANN of Hagner Station, Mo., and Mrs. Mary HOLBROCK of Beardstown, IL. He was the son of Valentine and Margaret BEIER THRON. They marriaed June 7 1841. Other known children were: Henry, Peter, Mary THRON. Possibly 2 other daughters married a John BECKER and Adam SCHUMANN.

Wanda Riggs Ketelhut 09 Aug 8:32:39 1999

Searching for any information on Edwin Finley WELLS, born 1858 Cass Co., IL. Father was Charles W. WELLS b abt 1832 m Sarah A. GRAGE b abt 1831.

Edward Finley Wells was my grandfather. He married Minnie Mae GOUGE Aug 16, 1865 in Chester, Randolph Co., IL.

Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Wanda Riggs Ketelhut

Rosanne Brueggemann 09 Aug 12:22:35 1999

Searching for any descendants of the following people: John Breck and wife Rosa. Rosa was buried Sept. 9, 1923 in Virginia, IL. Think John died in 1921. Believe they had the following children: Lucy m. a Miller; Sena m. a Kruse; Tina m. a Schael; Ameilia m. a Nebold. Lucy was in Vernon, IL in 1883. Amelia and Lucy were in Galesburg, Knox Co., IL in March of 1939. A Lizzie Breck was in Jules, Cass Co., IL on Feb. 12, 1888. Lena Breck Schael was in Jacksonville in March, 1939.
John Breck lived at one time on the Ridpath place outside of Beardstown or Virginia, IL. Also have a Royal Breck what worked for the CB & Q railroad in Beardstown.
Emma Breck m. Jim Newoll, was in Berryton, Cass Co., IL in 1883. Myrtle Breck m. a man named Buxton. There was also a Feda (?) Breck who was 20 years old in Sept. 1919.
Would like to contact anyone with these names in Cass Co. and other counties as I believe they were related to my gg grandmother Philipena Breck Keuppers/Keepper and Anna E. Breck Mader.
You may e-mail me at:
Thank you for your help.

Pat 08 Aug 12:00:37 1999

Looking for info on Joseph Roach from Cass County. My Joseph Roach lived in Morgan County at one time, but also found a Joseph Roach later in Cass County. My Joseph was married to Adaline Wetherbee. Any help would be appreciated.

Stacey Hunter 07 Aug 2:01:37 1999

I'm looking for a resource to verify my GGrandmother's date of birth. Her name was Emma Ellen (or Ella) Williamson. Her parents were Allen and Ella Williamson. She was born in or near Beardstown on 21 March in either 1881 or 1882. I don't see any birth record references in the Lookups list and the library's home page doesn't specify what type of records they have or how far back they go. Any suggestions?

Pat Steele 06 Aug 3:11:53 1999

I am looking for information on the family of my 3rd great grandmother.

Mrs. Kesiah Sherrill, a former resident of Browning township, died at her home in Virginia on Tuesday of last week at the advanced age of eighty-four years. John Sherrill of Browning is one of the three surviving children.

The descendent was born in Indiana, but removed to Illinois in 1830, and has been a resident of Virginia, Cass county, for the past quarter of a century. She was married to Isaac Sherrill in Schuyler county in 1849, and to them were born nine children, three of whom survive, namely: Mrs. Talitha Witcher of Canton, Ill., John Sherrill of Browning and James Sherrill of this city, together with twelve grand-children and twenty-one great grandchildren.

This is her death notice, I hope someone reconizes the names and will contact me.

Thank you,
Pat Steele

Pat Steele 06 Aug 3:11:46 1999

I am looking for information on the following persons. Bryant, Elizabeth, b. Kentucky, d. 18 September 1882 Browning, bur. Bader cemetery, f. Zadock McNew, sp. John Bryant

Thank you,
Pat Steele

Helen Montgomery 05 Aug 9:43:54 1999

Cass County Rooters:
Looking for information on the Spreen family and Nellie Mae Spreen Goings b. 1893 m. George Goings in 1928 in Cass Co., IL.
Any help appreciated,
Helen Montgomery

Bridget Etler 26 Jul 7:55:47 1999

I am looking for any of my grandfather's relatives who may still be residing in Cass County. His mother was Mildred Vernice DeWitt. His birthname was Ronald Derwin DeWitt. My grandfather never knew who his real father was and I am trying to locate them. My grandfather was born Oct 31, 1918.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Bridget Etler

Robert Wacaser 23 Jul 3:54:27 1999

Since submitting a query and photos in June of 1998 showing a class of school children playing London Bridge and a flooded intersection which were on postcards from Beardstown, I have learned that my cousin, known to me as Rose Kuelling, was actually Martha Rosie Kuelling. The postcards were just signed "Martha" and I had no idea that Rose's name was Martha.
So, this may be the person who sent the cards. Is there anyway to find out if there was Kuelling teaching in Beardstown in 1912/13 ?

Many thanks,

Robert Wacaser

Judy Chambers 19 Jul 5:08:48 1999

Looking for information on George E. HILL, first born child of Charles HILL and Martha J. McConnell HILL, b. ca 1847 in Cass Co., IL and d. bef 1918.

Janice Blimling Petersen 18 Jul 6:21:48 1999

Looking for information on the YECK family of Cass County in the middle 1800's.

My GGG Grandmother was Anna Maria Yeck, daughter of Jacob and Catherine(?) YECK. I do not believe her parents came with her to America, but am not positive of that. Her sister Katie married John Baujan. And resided in the Beardstown area. There are several other siblings that I have names for but nothing else.

I am trying to find out when and why and with whom Anna came to America and what brought her to Cass County.

She married Casper BLIMLING is 1848, eventually moved to Morgan county, and is buried in Walnut Grove (Moss) Cemetery.

Thanks in advance for any information.

Ginger Weston 18 Jul 4:57:15 1999

Looking for the following family surnames:  Nolden, Thompson/Thomson, Geils/Giles, Mason, Ross, Proctor, Cook, Wade, Main, Swope, Guelker, Menckel, Wilson, Thielen, Hoering, Greenmyer, Richardson, Klippin, Reither, Kugel, Loughary, Loheidt/Loheide, Tevlin,and Hindschiedt/Hinchide. Anyone with these surnames who ancestors came from the Cass County area especially Beardstown and Arenzville please contact me,we have some photos that can not be identified.

I have submitted photos to the Cass County Page as unknown family members. I have the First Evangelical Lutheran Parish Records Booklet 1836-1900 and the 1934 Beardstown Yearbook for lookups and I can research and scan photos from the yearbook if your surname shows up.

Colleen Eagan 16 Jul 9:51:45 1999

Searching for Cass Co. information on ISAAC PLASTERS and wife, ELIZABETH MCCONNELL. I know they moved to Atchison Co., MO., but wanted any information on any of their children and their lives in Cass Co.

Julie Barnwell 13 Jul 4:23:47 1999

I am looking for information about Sarah F. Payne Allard. She married Luther Stockton Allard October 3,1849 in Virginia, Illinois. I would like to know about her parents and if possible where she was born. Sarah and Luther had 10 children born in Virginia. There names are the following: Cad Allard, Ella Isabel Allard, Ada Clara Allard Reuter, Mary Eliza Allard Brunson French, Jesse Allard, Nell Allard Fruhe, Ulysses Grant Allard ( Bert), Luther Stockton Allard, Pet Emma Allard Le Grande, and William Payne Allard.

Dave Philippe 10 Jul 11:44:53 1999

Looking for any information on BASS family. GGF Henry Bass indicated in CW muster records as having been born in a CASS County. Roster says MO, but after years of looking I'm trying Cas Co Il instead.

Father was possibly Matthew BASS

Henry born c. 1846 died 1906 in Ullin, Pulaski Co IL

Stacey Hunter 10 Jul 1:04:27 1999

I am looking for information about my g-g-grandfather, Allen Charles Williamson, who was born 3 March 1862 in either Cass County or Brown County. He married Elizabeth "Ella" Jane Hatfield and their first child, Emma Ellen Williamson, was born 21 March 1881 in Beardstown, Cass County. Their other children are Bertram, Minnie, Grace, Leslie Rudolpho, Abbie, Sophie or Alphie, and Clyde.

Allen's parents may be named Richard Williamson and Ellen Lake. He also had a half-brother named R. Nels Williamson. Any information is greatly appreciated.

Kathleen McDonald-Neal 09 Jul 11:15:30 1999

Looking for other descendents of Robert McDonald (1837-1923) and Margaret  Gilbert (1840-1923) who lived in Virginia, Cass County, Illinois in 1870 and probably for some years prior. Their children were:
Gilbert (1862 - 1947)
Marion (1861 - 1941)
Andrew (1870 - 1934, My great grandfather - b. Virginia Cass Co., IL),
Vachel (1871-1936)
Mary (Married an Edmonton)
James (1880 - 1948, odd will)
Ella (Married a Thomas, 4 kids - Russell, Donna, Eva & Irma)
Nancy (married an Edminston, 5 kids -- Archie, Sarah, Robert Jr., Margaret & Lizzie)
and George.

Tom Buckner 04 Jul 10:24:28 1999

My grandfather, Edwin Leroy BUCKNER, was born in Virginia, Cass County, Illinois, in 1882. I have very sketchy information on his family, and would appreciate anything anyone might have that would help make further connections, particularly for the ancestors of Edwin's father, William, and for information on what happened to Edwin's sister, Eva Fern. Here's the information I have. Thanks very much.

Husband: William (Thomas?) Buckner #141 died at age: 66
Born: ?-___-1836 in: Kentucky (1)
Died: ?-___-1902 in:
Ref: Occupation: Farm Laborer

Wm. was in the Union Army; he had brothers who were in the Confederate. Census of 1880 shows William as a farm laborer,
born in Kentucky, both parents born in Kentucky. Age in 1880 given as 44. [1880 Census of Morgan Co., IL] No William found w/ this family in 1900 in Morgan Co.

Wife: (Martha?) Ellen Stubbs #142
Born: ?-___-1849 in: Illinois (1)
Died: ?-___-1918 in:

US census of 1880 gives her age as 32, born in Illinois, both parents born in State of Virginia; she was 'keeping house'.

1 Luther Buckner died at age: 35
M Born: ?-___-1866 in:
Died: ?-___-1901 in:

2 Eunice Buckner
F Born: ?-___-1870 in: Illinois
Died: in:

3 ??? died at age: 18
F Born: ?-___-1880 in:
Died: ?-___-1898 in:

4 Eva Fern Buckner age:
F Born: ?-___-1875 in:
Died: in:

5 Edwin Leroy Buckner #12 died at age: 63
M Born: 8-May-1882 in: Virginia, Cass County, IL
Died: 10-Apr-1946 in: Phoenix, AZ at 2:45 AM

6 ??William Buckner?? #264
M Born: in:
Died: in:

Bill Flemming 02 Jul 11:29:44 1999

I am looking for any information on the Stanley family of Beardstown, Illinois.

My connections are as follows:

    Grandfather - Loran Edward Stanley born 5/12/1897 died 03/04/1962
    Grandmother - Anna Grace (Quinn) Stanley born 02/20/1900 died 11/13/1992
    Mother - Aileen Catherine (Stanley) Flemming born 08/30/1930
    Uncle - Robert Edward Stanley born 11/27/1920 died ??????

Would be interested in any information that you have.

Pam Ellis 27 Jun 6:41:53 1999

I am looking for information on my Great Grandfather William McClain/McLain and his family. William left Cass County, IL and lived for a while in Marion County, MO from the mid 1890's to the early 1900's. He met and married my Great Grandmother Phillipena H. Patre and they were married in the Town of Palmyra Oct. 12, 1898. They had two children: Christena Francis born Nov. 1899 and George Elton born Nov. 28, 1901 (my Grandfather). In 1904 Phillipena was granted a divorce from William on the grounds of desertion. I was told by relatives that he may have returned to Cass County, IL to his family and get a fresh start. I would like to find out if he did return and if he ever remarried and had other children that are still living. My Grandfather George Elton McClain died in 1980 and his sister Christena Francis died in 1984. My father George W. McClain Sr. died in 1995 and my older brother George W. McClain Jr. died in 1991. I would like to know more about my McClain/McLain roots. Can anyone out there help me?

Margie Smith 21 Jun 1:41:17 1999

We are looking for information on my husband's great-great grandparents. His gg grandfather was Josiah B. Arthur whom married Sobrina Brown on Jan. 14, 1858 in Cass County, IL. They had a son William Henry Arthur who was my husband's great grandfather. They moved to Crawford County, Kansas sometime after William Henry was born. They all died in
Pittsburg, KS. If you have any information on this family line please contact me.

Denis W. Patterson 13 Jun 5:37:57 1999

Seeking information on Thomas Beard and his sister Anne Eliza Beard Main

Thomas was born 12/4/1794 in Granville, NY and family tradition says that he was a founder of Beardstown.

His sister was born @ 1807 in either CT or in Geuga County, OH. She married Loderick Main in Burton Ohio, 30 June, 1826 and they moved to IL in 1837. She died May 3, 1838 in Cass County. Their children were: Amos Beard, Lucy Anne, Curtis, Lewis and Myron.

Myron Maine is my gr. gr grandfather. I would be interested in learning of any information available on this family. Also, I have a letter written by Thomas to his sister which I would be happy to copy for a local historical society.

Jim McMillen 12 Jun 7:02:34 1999

Seeking information about descendants of Rev James NEEDHAM (1812-1903), who lived in Cass County, Illinois, in the latter half of the 19th century. I am especially interested in those of his second wife, Cecelia WILKIE COOPER NEEDHAM (1814-1903). Among them were: Barbara COOPER (1841-?) and husband John NEEDHAM; Agnes NEEDHAM (1844-1932) and husband John HILL; Elija NEEDHAM (1855-1945) and wives Rosa MALONE and Kathryn ?; Mary E NEEDHAM (1857-1916), who may not have married; and Cecelia NEEDHAM (1860-1947) and husband John W MILES. They were all born near Virginia, Cass County, Illinois, and some are buried there at Walnut Ridge Cemetery. Agnes and John HILL moved to Dickinson County, Kansas.

Wayne I. Caswell 11 Jun 5:15:21 1999

Looking for my great Grandmother Mary Watkins , bn abt 1832 Cass Co. Married Thomas Caswell 1856 Menard Co, had 6 children , Nancy J bn abt 1857, Frank bn abt 1859, Warren bn abt 1850, Douglas bn abt 1860, Isaac bn abt 1862, & John bn abt 1864. Can't find anything on any of them. Could use any help I can get.........Thank You

Billie B. Rudy 08 Jun 9:16:28 1999

I am looking for a marriage record for my grandmother, Anna Sarah NOLLSCH (or Sarah Anna NOLLSCH) to my grandfather, Fred YOUNG. I believe they were married in Cass County sometime between 1907 and 1909 (when my mother was born). I have been unable to locate any records on my grandfather, except for his name on my mother's birth certificate. He supposedly died in 1909 or 1910, but I have been unable to find a death record.

Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you.

Mary E. Wildman 08 Jun 8:32:40 1999

I am looking for information about the family of Perry Anderson born March 19,1874 in Martin County to William and Elizabeth Jane Baker Anderson. He was known to be living in the Beardstown are in 1952. Any information would be very helpful. Thank you

Kelly (Preckwinkle) Benjamin 07 Jun 6:05:48 1999

Hello ! I am looking for any information on August John Preckwinkle, born 1862 in Beardstown and died 1/24/1902 in Beardstown. He married Mary {May Lily} Smith on 2/23/1886. His father was John August, born Essen, Germany 6/6/1826 and died 11/5/1897 in Beardstown. His mother was Anna Marie Heidbrink, born 10/30/1830 in Harpenfeld, Germany, and died 5/5/1916 in Beardstown. Any information would be greatfully appreciated. Thank you !   

Judy Chambers 05 Jun 11:21:57 1999

Looking for information on Grace E. ANGIER, b. ca 1878 in Virginia, Cass Co., IL, m. John L. WAY 2/24/1901 in Virginia, Cass Co., IL.

Any information about this couple and their offspring would be greatly appreciated.

Judy Chambers 05 Jun 11:19:23 1999

Looking for information on Alice M. ANGIER, b. ca 1883 in Virginia, Cass Co., IL, m. George A. Kirkendall 7/3/1902 in Virginia, Cass Co., IL. Any information about this couple and their offspring would be greatly appreciated.

Cathy Smallwood 04 Jun 8:08:30 1999

Hi I am looking for information on the Kershaw family that lived in Concord, IL. Cass Co. My great grandmother was Mary Ann Smallwood she was a Kershaw she married William Smallwood of Christian Co., IL. She had a bother John and that is all the information I have at this time. If any one know about this family I would appreciate the info. By the way William and
Mary Ann were married in about 1870's. Thank you.

Steven Kiecker 03 Jun 4:53:28 1999

Any information on Fred A. Krohe? Came from New Orleans in 1832 at age of 2. Farmed in Sangamon Valley until 1888. Any whereabouts of the location his old farmstead? Attended St. John's Lutheran Church for many years. Wife was Augusta Schaeffer. Moved to Beardstown later in life. Died in 1922.

Colleen Heck 02 Jun 11:44:25 1999

Robert LEEPER b 1792 in TN married Julia Frances (Frany) Summers in 1814, and in 1830 he married Judy Chambers. I assume that the first wife died before 1830 and he moved to Cass Co. with Judy Chambers. There were about six children from the marriages and believe Samuel Leeper born abt 1841 born in Barren, KY. to be one of the children. Robert LEEPER was buried in Leeper Cemetery in Cass Co 11/15/1842.

Tom Forrester 31 May 3:10:56 1999

My name is Tom Forrester. I am told that my grandfather and grandmother got married in Beardstown in Cass County. I was wondering if there was a record of the marriage somewhere.

Their names were Cecil Ovid Forrester and Cecil May (Treece) Griffith. They should have been married about 1924 or 1925. I am very interested to get the exact date since no one in our family seems to have it. Both had been married before and, of course, divorce was considered somewhat scandalous back then.

I appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks.

Alwyn Horrom Reuther 30 May 11:30:35 1999

I am looking for more information about the BARDSLEY family who were in Cass County, IL around 1850's or before. Jonas Silas BARDSLEY (1806-1893) was born in England and married Hannah ..... in England. Hannah died in 1854 in Cass County, IL. Jonas married Mary WILSON in 1858 in Cass County, IL. Jonas's children include: George, Ed, John, Tom, Will R.(first wife, Cora Alice ... is buried in Cass County), Sam, Mary Ellen (Minnie) Bardsley HORROM, and Emma Bardsley VERRY. If you know anymore on this family, please contact me.

Alwyn Horrom Reuther 30 May 11:13:42 1999

I am looking for information the HORHAM/ HORROM/ HORRUM family. We have traced it back to Jonathan HORHAM in Vermont in 1790. He had a son (born in 1776), Benjamin HORHAM (HORROM), who came to IL around 1828 and is buried in a family cemetery in Cass County, IL along with other relatives. The Horrom site on the Internet is: Horrom or Horham Family If you have anything to add, please contact me.

Bob Logan 30 May 9:42:02 1999

I am looking for information on Charles A. Jarrett who was born in 1874 in McCracken County, Kentucky. He married Dora Collins on July 4, 1882 in Virginia, Cass County, Illinois. To this marriage, I have found records of six children: John R. born April 1883 in Virginia, Illinois,William, born June 1885 in Iowa, Roy, born in February 1887 in Virginia, Illinois, Anna Matilda born November 18, 1889 in Virginia, Illinois, Harry, born in December 1891 in Virginia, Illinois and Lola born in Virginia, Illinois. Charles A. Jarrett died in 1930. His marriage license noted that a William Jarrett was his father and Sarah Adams was his mother. I am looking for information regarding his father,mother and any additional children that I may have missed. THANKS

Redd Orr 30 May 1:47:31 1999

Searching for information on a Thomas N. (maybe R.) Orr. Resided in and around the Chandlerville area about 1850 to 1860. His son Napoleon B. Orr was Born in Chandlerville 21 March 1856. According to our records Thomas's wife's name was Caroline. Any information would be appreciated.

Pat Wood 25 May 12:15:22 1999

Looking for information on Zebedee Wood b Oct. 16 1811, unknown place and unknown parentage. He married on Septa 8, 1831, Elizabeth Foxworthy b Jan 21, 1812 in Va., daughter of Thomas Foxworthy and Elizabeth Brown. They were married in Putnam Co. Ind. They had the following children all born in Cass Co. Ill as far as known. Elizabeth J. Wood b 1832 - 1836 married Joseph Robertson (1850 and 1860 Cass Co. Ill Census Records)

J. N. Wood (male) b 1837

Thomas M Wood b 1841. Possibly married a Mrs Elmira E. Mathew, March 15, 1863 in Cass Co. Ill. (Family Treemaker CD # 2 Marriage Index Ill, Ind., Tenn. 1720-1926)

Angeline Wood b 1844

James Wood b 1847

N.E.Wood (female) b 1849

Would appreciate any information on this family.

Laura Wright 18 May 12:02:05 1999

I need information on the Ferry family who was living in Cass Co. 1904--? Orville (Bud) Ferry-William Ferry-- Robert & Ellen Anderson -I understand that Orville Ferry was in World War II enlisted in Cass Co. That there is a book with his photo in it . Any information would be appreciated. Thank you Laura Wright

Lydia Koehl 13 May 12:31:58 1999

Looking for any info on George W. Conner who married Ruth Pankey in Cass, Illinois in 1882. Both buried in Ashland, Illinois.

Nancy Hinchy 09 May 1:54:00 1999

I am looking for information on my fathers family. His Father was Edward H. Maurer,and his mother was Flora E. Wilhite. His father was Earnest Maurer and his mother was Alice Davis, His father was Johann Maurer mother Phillipine Angelhardt.
My grandmother, Flora Eva Wilhite's father was Charles E Wilhite and mother Mary Combs. My dad was raised in Beardstown and his sister was Mary Alice Maurer Hobrock. One of his Uncles was Virgil Maurer married to Mame. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

William 08 May 4:27:54 1999

Looking for info (and verification of info) on: Francis Elizabeth Haley

I have no birth info and no death info. She was married to: Walter Fay (maybe Fax) Mitchell

Once again no birth info nor death info. Both are listed (under Harry  Mitchell) in the 1910 census as being born in IL. I was also told by a  great aunt that he was a doctor. They had a son:

Harry Mitchell
B: 01 MAR 1874 Rushville (Schuyler Co), IL
M: Olive Gertrude Blakeman
D: 09 JUN 1943 Los Alamitos (Orange Co), CA
SS# 568-18-7563 (Printed Name: Harry Mitchell)
Name on SS App: Harry Mitchell born 01 MAR 1974 Rushville, IL
Fathers Name on App: Walter Fay (Fax <-- hard to make out) Mitchell
Mothers Name on App: Francis Elizabeth Haley
CA Drivers Licence# R70872 Prev. Lic. F165449 (Printed BD 01 MAR 1874)

Harry S. Mitchel died Harry M. Mitchell (name on death certificate). Hugh  Mitchel of England was also listed on the death certificate as his father (contradicts 1910 census record). He and Olive Gertrude Blakeman (B: 07 FEB 1875 in Pueblo, CO Parents: Charles William Blakeman and Abagail Jane Patterson) had 8 children.

1) Grace Maud Mitchel
B: 06 MAR 1893 Beardstown (Cass Co), IL
M: Ed Jersey
D: ?? ??? ????
2) Ruth Frances Mitchel
B: 03 JUL 1897 Clovis (Fresno Co), CA
M: George Sproul
D: 09 FEB 1984 Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara Co), CA
3) Bernice Ardiss Mitchel
B: 05 FEB 1900 Beardstown (Cass Co), IL
M: Carson Ruiz
D: 22 NOV 1965 Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara Co), CA
4) Arthur Percival Mitchel
B: 06 MAY 1902 Riverside (Riverside Co), CA
M: None
D: ?? ??? 1967 Long Beach (Los Angeles Co), CA - Drowned
5) Robert Paul Mitchel
B: 06 MAY 1902 Riverside (Riverside Co), CA
M: 1-? 2-Laura Ruth Thomas
D: ?? ??? ???? Long Beach (Los Angeles Co), CA
6) Abagail Lois Mitchel
B: 06 JUL 1903 Riverside (Riverside Co), CA
M: 1-Joseph Sullivan 2-Ward Roy
D: 02 MAR 1966 Santa Ana (Orange Co), CA
7) Cecil Gertrude Mitchel
B: 11 JAN 1907 Riverside (Riverside Co), CA
M: Erving Zaslove
D: 22 FEB 1998 Delta (Millard Co), UT
8) Naomi Mitchel
B: 03 DEC 1909 Riverside (Riverside Co), CA
M: 1-Ellis Arthur Gorton 2-Toney Le Var (Levar)
D: NA - Still Alive

At Harry and Olive's divorce Ruth, Arthur and Robert went with their father; Bernice and Grace went to their grandparents in IL; Abby, Cecil and Naomi went with their mother.

Any and all help discovering more about my family (and straightening out this mess) would be greatly appreciated!

Dorothy Gregg 26 Apr 10:05:55 1999

Trying to find parents of Charles William Davis. He was born March 1842 in IL. He married Lavina Morgan in Cass County, IL on 22 Dec 1869. His children are David, Charles William, Mary Edith, George Washington, Arthur, Bertha and Amelia. He moved with his family to KS, NE, and WY before settling in ID.

Larry Moore 18 Apr 7:15:26 1999

Need to know the parents of Thomas Francis Newell and Mary Collins, also grandparents, they came from Ireland where they were married. At least one son was named Francis, he married Mae Jokisch.

Sandra Lee Weaver 15 Apr 1:18:05 1999

Trying to find information on my biological father who I've never known. On my birth certificate his birth place is listed as Ashland, Ill. His age was listed as 25 when I was born in 1951. His mother's name was Eda Mae Weaver and was last known living in Jacksonville, Ill.

Jacqueline Jo Edwards Jackson Wilson 07 Apr 8:01:43 1999

Caspar Franklin Noeker came to Virginia as a watchmaker around l878, m. Mary Elizabeth Goodwin, b Schuyler Co. l845 and their son, Clarence Noeker was my grandmother-he married Mabel Coil Noeker in l904 in Beardstown. My Mother married Byron Edwards in l926 in Cass. I have been researching the Hinchee line and have lots of info back to Maryland, Virginia and Kentucky and the great state of Illinois. Also, my g. father was Joe Edwards, g. mother Mattie Hinchee dau of James Monroe Hinchey and Mary E. Clark. I am willing to share. Need parents of Casper Noeker. Have Goodwins back to l500.

Ginger Weston 07 Apr 1:51:20 1999

Trying to locate members of the NOLDEN Family. They are relatives of my husband Robert Weston. His mother is the daughter of CLIFFORD F.THOMPSON.His mother was JOSEPHINE NOLDEN,the eldest daughter of FREDERICK NOLDEN and MARY GEILS NOLDEN. We know that they had several children we are looking for information on
their children and grandchildren. ELEANOR, LIZZIE, HENRY, DORA, LOUIS, and unnamed female NOLDEN born August 18,1887.

Jacqueline Jo Edwards Jackson Wilson 05 Apr 11:20:42 1999

Another son, Charles Noeker died 1945 in Whitehall, Ill. My mother Hildreth Noeker married Byron Edwards in 1926 in Virginia. I have good info on the Edwards line, also the Hinchee, who married Joe Edwards, need info as to whether the father and mother of James Monroe Hinchee was Mary Hinchee who married William Hinchee. No census info has been found. Supposedly William married his brother John's wife around 1843. James Monroe Hinchee served with the Illinois Cavalry in the Civil war.Will share.

Donna M. Wilson 27 Mar 2:52:05 1999

My ggrandfather, William L. Holscher, was born in Germany in 1843. He immigrated to Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois and was there about 1866 to 1879. He owned a farm. (I have a picture of it) and on the back is "Holscher farm, Beardstown, Illinois". I don't know who wrote it there. Prior to 1866, he was in Indiana but I don't know where. He had children, Henry, William, Lewis (my grandfather), Anna, Andre, Louisa, Wallace and Charles M. He was married to Mary HEMME. I would appreciate hearing from anyone having any information on this family.

Susan P. Lovett 27 Mar 7:41:41 1999

I am looking for any information the Hubbs Family that lived in Ashland, IL. My father's name was James William Hubbs born about 1912, his father's name was Alonzo Hubbs. Alonzo's wife name was Susan Myra,  they had several children, Otto, John, Leslie, James, Virgil, Julia, Pearl, Lola. Can anyone help me?

Jerry Carr 26 Mar 8:36:54 1999

I am looking for any information on a Francis Carr, wife Sarah, and children William, Nellie, Clydi, and Bertram that are shown to be living in Cass county in the 1880 census. I think Bertram may be my Grandfather. Any help will be appreciated.

Connie Griffin 26 Mar 12:34:42 1999

Jacob LOWRANCE b. 1771 d. March 13, 1850 Cass Co., IL m: 1st Betsy FRISSET/FRIZZLE 1797 Lincoln Co., NC.
m: 2nd Unk. children from marriages:
    David LOWRANCE b. CA. 1801 NC d. bef. March 23, 1845 Cass Co.;
    Jonathan C. LOWRANCE b. ca. 1797 d. aft. 1854 m: Sarah Jane;
    Lydia LOWRANCE b. 1809 KY  m: 1st Henry FRIZELL md: Jan 4, 1828 Morgan Co., IL
        child: James A. FRIZELL b. 1833 IL; Mary C. Frizell b. 1835
        Melvina T. FRIZELL b. 1841
    m: 2nd Robert G. GAINES md: Mar. 1, 1847 Cass Co., IL
    William LOWRANCE b. ca. 1805 m: Mary E.
        child: Abraham Augustus LOWRANCE
    Delila LOWRANCE b. May 2, 1802 NC d. Sep 2, 1860 Cass Co., bu. James Crum Cem. m: James Henry RICHARDS     b. Apr 15, 1800 Botetourt Co., VA d. June 29, 1866 Cass Co., bu: James Crum Cem. md: abt. 1832 Cass Co., IL
        child: Mary Jane RICHARDS b. 1828 (may have married Ernest A. FLETCHER May 22, 1848 Cass Co.);
        James RICHARDS b. 1829;
        Sarah J. RICHARDS b. 1831;
        Jacob M. RICHARDS b. 1833 md: Derby LARGE Jan 14, 1862 Morgan Co.;
        Andrew J. RICHARDS b. Apr 20, 1835 Arenzville, Cass Co.;
        Thomas RICHARDS b. May 20, 1837 Arenzville, Cass Co.,  m: Martha A. DINWIDDIE
        md: Mar 2, 1864 Cass/Morgan Co.
            (child: Amie R.; William T.U.; Andrew F.; James D.; Clara.)
        Ruth A. RICHARDS b. 1839 (May have m: Henry RODGERS)
        Nancy RICHARDS b. 1842
        Joseph RICHARDS b. 1844 Cass Co. d. 1917 Arenzville, Cass Co., m: Elizabeth (possible child. named Charles A.          RICHARDS)
    Peter Alfred LOWRANCE b. June 1, 1805 NC d. Dec 27, 1866 Mason Co. m: Mary ROBERTSON md: Mar 13, 1832     Morgan Co.
        child: Jacob Alfred LOWRANCE/LAWRENCE b. mar 23, 1832 Cass Co., d. Feb 3, 1877 Mason Co.,
        m: Priscilla LANE
            child: Jacob Richard LAWRENCE b. Aug 19, 1862 Mason Co. m: Jennie Augusta BELL; Isaac D. LOWRANCE;
            Henry C. Lowrance b. Nov 30, 1865
            Joseph LOWRANCE b. 1834
            Francis "Fanny" LOWRANCE m: Thomas CLARY
            Mary LOWRANCE b. 1842
        Jason LOWRANCE b. 1811 NC d. ca. 1860 Parker Co., TX m: Nancy Ann COOPER md: Sep 3, 1840 Morgan Co.,
            child: james Ross; Robert Daniel; Mary J.; William J.; Henry C.
        Sarah "Sally" LORANCE b. 1821 KY
        Catharine P. LORANCE b. 1826 KY  m: Robert STEPHENSON/STEVENSON md: Nov 30, 1843 Morgan Co.,
            child: James; Harriet; Emma; John
        JACOB LOWRANCE  m: 3rd Sarah WILLIAMS md: Sep 24, 1834 Morgan Co., IL
            child: Mary Jane LOWRANCE b. 1836;
            Jacob LOWRANCE b. 1838;
            Harriet Ann LOWRANCE b. 1840;
            Martha LOWRANCE b. 1842

Thank you, Connie Griffin

Norma Dearing Seibold 16 Mar 6:05:00 1999

John Franklin Dearing b 1837 in Fleming Co., KY, d April 22, 1900, Mills Co., IA. He moved to Cass Co., IL about 1851. He m Sarah Ann Hickey April 14, 1858 in Chandlersville, Cass, IL. Any info on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Sunni Bloyd 16 Mar 12:22:03 1999

Several members of the BLOYD/BLOID/BLOYED family appear on state and federal censuses after 1840 in Cass County, Illinois.

I would like to exchange information on this family which I have been researching for the past 30 years.

Bob Schoonover 12 Mar 11:24:54 1999

Barbara Adeline HOWELL was born in Cass County 3/14/1856. Married to James Marion SCHOONOVER in Virginia (Cass County) 7/7/1985. Son Harry Omer SCHOONOVER born 6/14/1896 in Arenzville (Cass County). Please email any interest to:

Peggy Riggs Kopp 11 Mar 3:42:35 1999

Looking for any info or contact with the family of:

Edwin F. WELLS, farmer, 28, of Chester, IL, son of Charles W. & Sarah A. GRAGE(?) WELLS, married Minnie Gouge, 17, daughter of James F. & Nancy SUIRAGAN(?) GOUGE, 31 May 1886 in Chester, IL. Edwin was born in Cass County, IL. Any help is greatly appreciated.

John Kehr Jr. 08 Mar 5:33:02 1999

Am a novice at genealogy. Am searching for information concerning my grandfather and grandmother and earlier ancestors.. My father John Allen Kehr was born in Arenzville on 1/28/1920 to John B Kehr and Ola Mae Kehr (nee Thornton). Both grandparents are buried at Monmouth Cemetery, as is an uncle (William Edward Kehr) and an aunt (Dorothy Howard (nee Kehr)). I don't know how long my family resided in Cass County. Any information that could be provided will be appreciated.

Bob Schoonover 07 Mar 3:50:40 1999

Barbara Adeline HOWELL was born in Cass County 3/14/1856. Married to James Marion SCHOONOVER in Virginia (Cass County) 7/7/1885. Son Harry Omer SCHOONOVER born 6/14/1896 in Arenzville (Cass County). Please email any interest to:

Barbara Coons 05 Mar 8:30:04 1999

Would like to correspond with anyone researching the William H. Hinchee family. He was born January 10, 1790 in Maryland and died March 29, 1848 in Cass County, IL. He had 10 children: Harriet, William M., Rezin, Sarah, Samuel A., Margaret Emaline, Fountane, Nancy, Isaac Embery, & Charles W. Any descendant's of these children I would love to hear from. William H.'s father was Maurice Hinchey/Hinchee and mother was Polly Stalcup. He had a brother John. Thank you so very much.

Theresa Nelson 05 Mar 12:48:32 1999

I am researching the Unland name in Cass county. I think a branch of the family moved on to St. Louis by 1880. Is anyone else researching this family? I know nothing about them yet save they were in Cass county in 1860. Any ideas help would be appreciated!!

Wayne Caswell 26 Feb 2:00:37 1999

In Cass County, Isaac Caswell was b. 1868. I know he was living in Cass County in 1896 and also lived in Menard Co., and Sangamon Co., IL.  Isaac's father was Thomas Caswell.  Also looking for Warren, Nancy, Frank, Douglas and John.  All Caswells were born between 1830 - 1864. If anyone has any info on the Caswell family, I sure would appreciate the help.

Casey Jensen 25 Feb 9:38:40 1999

Searching for info on Sarah Elizabeth ROYSE. born Mar 1842 Virginia, Cass Co, IL. died Nov 1941 N Platte, Lincoln, NE. Father W. T. ROYSE b IL? and mother Clara WISDOM b. IL?.

Married Charles FNNEY ca 1865 probably in MO. Born Dec 1846 IN died Jan 1911, NE.

Children were Lillie A b. 1866 MO; Robert H b.1872; Stella O b.1975; William H b.1877; Bessie I b.1880 and Maude b. 1884.

Michelle Bley 23 Feb 11:57:03 1999

John Frederick Wedeking of Germany came to Cass Co., IL and married Anna Maria Rabbe or Raube of Hanover, Germany on  March 16, 1841 in Beardstown, Cass Co., IL.  John died in 1887.  They had the following children: John, Maria, Harman, Caroline and Gerhardt.  Wishing to learn more about this family.

Jack Armstrong 23 Feb 12:07:59 1999

Need information on this family:

Alfred GRIFFITHS (born 11 Jan 1818, died 26 Mar 1891, buried Brown County) and wife Sarah. According to 1850 census they were living in Virginia, Cass county.

Alfred's brother was Calvin Griffiths (born 20 Sep 1823, died 27 Nov 1910, buried Brown County). Calvin's wife was Nancy E. (born circa 1837, died 18 May 1878, buried Brown County).

Children of Alfred and birth dates are: Mary 1842, John 1844, William P. 1847, David H. 1849

Thanks, Jack Armstrong

Marilyn Reynolds 21 Feb 12:00:13 1999

I am looking for anyone researching the surname REW in Cass Co. Specifically I would like more information on James E REW - married 1870 in Cass Co, Josephine L REW married 1861 in Cass Co, Lucy Ann REW married in 1846 in Cass Co, and Branford REW married 1842 in Cass Co, IL. Thank you very much.

Tom Belton 15 Feb 2:40:37 1999

I'm looking for information on Samuel and Emma Short and their descendants. Their daughters were Bertha and Carrie. There were two Ashland High School teachers - Bert Short and Carrie Eaton. I believe that these are probably Samuel and Emma's daughters. I have a lot of information on Emma's ancestors.

D. Dixie Davis 14 Feb 12:45:42 1999

Ref: Perry DAVIS & family --- I have information I am willing to share.

Una Belle Wertz 13 Feb 6:41:15 1999

I am looking for anyone who may have info on Robert Norris, born June 18, 1836, died Sept. 20, 1921. He had a son (name unknown) born May 26, 1869, died Feb 9, 1948. He had a daughter named Sarah Ann, she was born Sept. 29, 1882, died Sept. 14, 1950. This is as far back as I can go and I was wanting info on farther back generations if anyone knows. As far as I know they all lived in the Virginia, Illinois area.

Tammy Stetler 10 Feb 8:27:23 1999

I am looking for any and all information regarding GEORGE "BUCKSHOT" JOHNSON who lived in Chandlerville, Cass County. He was born approximately 1905-1915. He married MARTHA BLANCHARD in approximately 1920-1925. They had two sons CARL and RUSSELL EUGENE. Carl's wife was named Catherine for which I do not know her maiden name. Russell married EERIE GERALDINE BROWN and they had four children: RUSSELL JR., IRA EDWARD, BEVERLY ANNE and LYNETTE KAY. George was born in Mason County, Illinois but resided in Chandlerville. I do know that he had at least one brother, NOAH JOHNSON, who ran a general store/gas station in Sincarte, Mason County, IL. All other family history is vague. ANY information that can be provided would be greatly appreciated.

Shirley 08 Feb 9:24:44 1999

I am seeking info on James W. Bishop b. abt. 1829 in VT, m. Mary Zane on November 29, 1851 in Cass County, Illinois.

If anyone can help me on the above, it would be greatly appreciated.

Traci Hill Barela 06 Feb 2:44:13 1999

I am searching for any information about the following individuals, particularly the parents of George and Nancy.

George E. Hill and Nancy A. Graves, 1880 Virginia, Cass Co. IL 1880 census

George E. Hill b. Dec. 1846 IL
Parents: father born in WV Mother born in KY (according to 1880 census)
Nancy A. Graves b. April 16, 1852 IL, d. May 29, 1911, Paris, Edgar Co., IL
Nancy's parents were born in: Father: KY, mother IL (according to 1880 census)
Their children:
Mattie E. March 1871 married a W.D. Ryan
William H. July 1873 emigrated to British Columbia, Canada
Ida M. March 1875 married W. C. Mallory (lived in Paris IL for 10 years)
Homer Herbert b. May 28, 1886 Jacksonville, Morgan Co. IL d. December 19, 1963 Paris, Edgar Co., IL ( my great grandfather )
Grace Lelah Reasor b. July 20, 1894 m. July 22, 1911 d. January 14, 1958 Paris IL

I am looking for George and Nancy's parents and marriage date. Any other family information possible.

Bobbie Meridieth 05 Feb 12:28:19 1999

I am looking for information on William Anderson. According to the 1850 Cass Co. census report, he was 30 at the time, which puts his birth year at 1820. It also shows his wife listed as Melvina. I have also found a Cass Co. marriage record of William Anderson and Levina Cale, married on March 21, 1839. Am looking to verify her name, and any siblings William may have had. Thank you in advance for your help.

Joel Ross 30 Jan 8:16:18 1999

Seeking info on GEORGE ROSS, died in Cass Co. 1854. Also interested in BABB, BURTON, and BUTTERWORTH.

Mary Maki 30 Jan 10:40:53 1999

Looking for information on Ernestine Hillig, a teacher in the Virginia, Cass Co., IL school district possibly in the early 1900s. 

Beatrice Hood 28 Jan 3:27:41 1999

My grandfather William O. Riley was born February 8, 1866 in WI. His father died and his mother, paternal grandfather and sister came to Cass Co., IL between 1866-1875. He died in 1901. His mother and paternal grandfather were still living. Any information appreciated.

Laura Turner 27 Jan 11:19:04 1999

Looking for any information regarding David Abner Turner b. December 1872 in Virginia, Cass Co., IL. He married Minnie Elmeta Deatherage. Thank you!!

Anita Turner 24 Jan 4:49:11 1999

Lewis COWAND came to Cass County, Ill with at least four of his children in 1835 - Thomas, Elizabeth, George and Alcey. George married Susan BRITTAIN. I would love to hear from other researchers on this family, and what happened to all of them.

William Le Var 23 Jan 11:48:28 1999

Looking for info (and verification of info) on:

Abagail Jane Patterson B: 14 MAY 1851 or 1852 Maine (?) D: 14 MAR 1930 Santa Barbara, CA
Married to:
Charles William Blakeman B: 1841 Beardstown (Cass Co), IL D: 1920 Beardstown (Cass Co), IL
Had daughter:
Olive Gertrude Blakeman B: 7 FEB 1875 Pueblo, CO D: 13 MAR 1945 Santa Ana, CA

Any and all help discovering more about my family would be greatly appreciated!

William Le Var 23 Jan 11:44:38 1999

Looking for info (and verification of info) on: F. E. Stoneking (or maybe Fanny Stoneking)

I have no birth info and no death info, but I learned from my aunt that she was baptised in Fandon, IL (I believe there is a baptismal certificate somewhere). She was married to Hugh Mitchel.

Once again no birth info nor death info. He was listed in the 1910 census as being born in IL. I was also told by a greataunt that he was a doctor. They had a son:

Harry S. Mitchel B: 1 MAR 1870 or 1874 Colchester, IL McDonough Co. D: 9 JUN 1943 Los Alamitos, CA Los Angeles Co.

Harry S. Mitchel died Harry M. Mitchell (name on death certificate--the difference in the number of Ls is not a typing mistake (at least not on my part *L*)). Hugh Mitchel of England was also listed on the death certificate as his father (contradicts 1910 census record). He and Olive Gertrude Blakeman (B: 7 FEB 1875 in Pueblo, CO) had 8 children.

1) Grace Maud Mitchel B: 6 MAR 1893 Beardstown (Cass Co), IL M: Ed Jersey
2) Ruth Frances Mitchel B: 3 JUL 1897 Clovis (Fresno Co), CA M: George Sproul
3) Bernice Ardiss Mitchel B: 5 FEB 1900 Beardstown (Cass Co), IL M: Carson Ruiz
4) Arthur Percival Mitchel B: 6 MAY 1902 Riverside (Riverside Co), CA M: None
5) Robert Paul Mitchel B: 6 MAY 1902 Riverside (Riverside Co), CA M: 1-? 2-Laura Ruth Thomas
6) Abagail Loise Mitchel B: 6 JUL 1903 Riverside (Riverside Co), CA M: 1-Joseph Sullivan 2-Roy
7) Cecil Gertrude Mitchel B: 11 JAN 1907 Riverside (Riverside Co), CA M: Erving Zaslove
8) Naomi Mitchel B: 3 DEC 1909 Riverside (Riverside Co), CA M: 1-Ellis Arthur Gorton 2-Toney Le Var

My grandmother being the last. At Harry and Olive's divorce Ruth, Arthur and Robert went with their father; Bernice and Grace went to their grandparents in IL; Abby, Cecil and Naomi went with their mother.

Any and all help discovering more about my family (and straightening out this mess) would be greatly appreciated!

William Lev Var 21 Jan 2:41:44 1999

Looking for information (and verification of information) on:

Charles William Blakeman B: 1841, Beardstown, IL, Cass Co. D: 1920, Beardstown, IL, Cass Co. Married Abagail Jane Patterson, had one child.

Looking for any/all information on above person. Thanks!

James Graves 17 Jan 7:52:30 1999
Looking for info on GRAVES. My gggrandfather was Samuel Graves, he was married to Nellie Davenport and they had 3 children. This is my dead end and any info would be greatly appreciated.

Andrea Woodward 03 Jan 6:04:06 1999

I am looking for decendants of Nathan G. WALLACE. His son, Earl W. WALLACE, died in Beardstown, Ill. on Oct. 31, 1981. Earl had a son, Clifford. I don't know if Clifford is living in the Beardstown area or if he is even still alive. Nathan WALLACE was the brother of my gggrandmother, Nancy Ann WALLACE WELT. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Gloria McFadden-Goldman 01 Jan 8:33:36 1999

I am looking for information and the names of the parents of Elizabeth Baujan-Kruse and her brother Peter Baujan, one of the largest men in the world. He died at his home in Arenzville, March 27,1914. Peter was born in Prussia, Germany, in 1851. He traveled with the Barnum's Circus. I would appreciate any information on this family of Baujan's.

Don Patterson 01 Jan 6:41:27 1999

We are looking for information on PERRY DAVIS, b 1863? d 1914? in Cass County. Married Ella Coleman b 1967 IL, d 1947 MT. Children Noah, Carl, Nettie and Edgar.

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