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Champaign County,


1997 Queries

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Surnames: BAKER
Dorothy Willis (
Date: 2 Apr 1997

BAKER, Jewett D. (b-1828) and Abby A. (1839-1918), from CT. Moved to Urbana, Champaign Co., IL before 1860. Children: Ellen Mariah (1848-1912) m. Benjamin F. JONES; Dwight (b-ca. 1850); Josephine (b-ca. 1852); Harriet A. (b-ca. 1856); Adaline (b-ca. 1860); Meyer G. (b-ca. 1863) m. Sylvia O'GAIR; Amanda (b-1865) m. Alfred E. SHANNON; Andrew Wells (b-ca. 1867).

Surnames: BOCOCK
L. Ferguson (
Date: 12 Oct 1997

Would like to share and compare information with anyone working on the following: Arthur BOCOCK, married Mary CAULT, 4 Jul 1893, Champaign Co, IL; James W. BOCOCK married Carrie G. PENNY, 13 Feb 1895, Champaign Co, IL; Alva BOCOCK married Melzena (could be Aelzena STUART), 2 Jan 1900, Champaign Co, IL; James D. BOCOCK married Annie A. PIERCE, 27 Jan 1870, Champaign Co, IL; Alfred BOCOCK married Mary C. THOMPSON, 1 Sep 1870, Champaign Co, IL; Louisa BOCOCK married Paul LAYBURN, 25 Jun 1866, Champaign Co, IL; Belle BOCOCK married James S. FRANTZ, 5 Nov 1867, Champaign Co, IL; Emmariah BOCOCK married Benj. F. HELM, 7 Mar 1868, Champaign Co, IL. Also, the 1860 census shows Alfred BOCOCK in Pesotum Township, Eliza BOCOCK in Sidney Township, Maria BOCOK in Tolono Township. All emails will be answered. Thanks.

Surnames: BRADSHAW
Sam Redding (
Date: 19 May 1997

I am looking for verification of the maiden name of the mother of Almedia Josephine BRADSHAW who was born in Champaign Co (or possibly Edgar Co) on July 20, 1856 to Andrew Jackson and Mary A. BRADSHAW. Mary's maiden name may have been WELLS or CAMPBELL. Thanks.

Beth Federspiel (
Date: 17 Aug 1997

I am looking for any information on Margarete BRIDE (b-ca 1835, France). She married Michael SOMERS on 12 Apr 1852 in Woodford Co, IL. They had 8 children, all born in Woodford Co. In 1871, the family moved to Champaign Co, IL, where both Margarete and Michael died. They are buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Crittenden Twp., Champaign Co, IL. Margarete died 8 Jan 1884. Michael died in 1882. Their son-in-law, Aloys HETTINGER, became the guardian of the youngest daughter, Nellie Ellen SOMERS. Does anyone know if Frank BRIDE and Theresa BRIDE JACQUIN were siblings of Margarete? Thank you for any information you can provide.

Pat Vedner (
Date: 10 Apr 1997

Could someone look at an index of Maplewood Cemetery for the name of Musettie Vinnie BROWN - her brother was Courtney. Also looking for the grave of her father, Isaac BROWN. We have a picture of Vinnie's grave with stone and a note on the picture says "Mr. and Mrs. MARTIN are nearby". Looking for William and Caroline MARTIN who died in 1878. If we find Vinnie who died after 1900, then we find her grandparents that have been eluding us. Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

Dorothy J. Schendel (
Date: 9 Aug 1997

Hello, I am seeking information about the family of my great-grandfather, John Frederick BUDDEMEIER (b-26 Feb 1858, Newpoint, Decatur Co, IN; d-23 Mar 1942, Kearney, Buffalo Co, NE) who married Eliza Jane BLOCK (b-24 Jun 1865, Champaign Co, IL; d-2 Oct 1928, Kearney, Buffalo Co, NE). John Frederick's (Fred) parents were August F. (b-18 Feb 1834; d-30 Jan 1911) and Louisa (HERMSMEIER) BUDDEMEIER (b-1882; d-26 Jul 1897) of Sidney, Champaign Co, IL. August BUDDEMEIER's parents were Rudolf and Sophia (?) BUDDEMEIER. Eliza Jane BLOCK's parents were Martin and Sarah (HAMPSON) BLOCK of Raymond, Champaign Co, IL. Martin BLOCK's parents were Ferdinant "John" and Augusta (PASKE) BLOCK. "John" BLOCK's parents were John Ferdinand and Amelia (STEINBERG) BLOCK. John Ferdinand BLOCK's parents were Michael (b-ca 1775) and Sophia (?) BLOCK. Seeking dates and places as well as names of children and siblings.

Surnames: BURGESS
Marianne Burgess Brown (
Date: 12 Nov 1997

I am trying to find information on Louisa BURGESS, wife of Green BURGESS. All I have at this time is that she died and was buried somewhere in Champaign Co. She was married in Clark Co. in 1849 and died in Champaign Co. in 1877. If anyone can provide more information, I would really appreciate it.

Terry L. Taylor (
Date: 8 Oct 1997

Seeking information on Sally WILLIAMS-BUSEY. She was the daughter of James WILLIAMS and Nancy ?, of Parke Co., IN and Pulaski Co., KY. She was married to Jacob BUSEY. She died 19 Feb 1899 in Champaign Co., IL. Would like to know her mother's maiden name??

Surnames: ZENTNER
George Zentner (
Date: 8 Aug 1997

A John ZENTNER, kicked in head by horse, dies about 1870, supposedly in Davenport, IA. No records of that in Davenport! I believe some ZENTNERS lived in Champaign about that time and may have been his kin-folk, who took care of him till the end, and he may have been buried in Champaign or nearby. Any assistance would be appreciated. I will be in IL the end of August and could pass through the village/town/city that may have ZENTNER descendants.

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