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Champaign County,


Queries 1998, Page 1

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Surnames: ACREE
S.L.Ehrnman (
Date: 19 Nov 1998

Seeking info on Braxton Acree 3-18-1816 12-10-1892 or Frank Acree 6-26-1855 in Champaing, Ill. died 8-1924 in Mo.

Submitter: Shaunie (Allen) Friday (
Date: 26 Mar 1998

I am looking for any and all information regarding my ggg-grandfather, Richard ALLEN, b-10 Mar 1814, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, NY, who married Mary E. NYE from Athens Co, OH. They were the parents of Joseph R. ALLEN, born, I believe, in Champaign Co, IL. I am specifically looking for something that might give the maiden name of Richard's mother Phebe. His father was Samuel ALLEN from Dutchess Co, NY. If anyone has access to death records, wills or obituaries from the late 1800's in Champaign Co and could look this up for me, I would appreciate it. I know that Richard's wife died in Urbana, IL, so it is likely that Richard did too, but I don't have a date. Any information on Joseph R. ALLEN would be much appreciated also as what I know of him is also sketchy. He was married in Dawson, Dallas, IA to Mary Louise LEWIS and died in 1928 also in Dawson. Thank you!

Surnames: BALLIETT
Submitter: Margaret Fisk (
Date: 12 Mar 1998

Looking for information on BALLIETT family. My great grandmother Susan A. BRENNAN died in Champaign, IL, 1953. Eugene R. BALLIETT, a grandson, is listed on the death certificate. Eugene married Dorothy WEBBER. They had the following children: Diane and Jeffry. They may have been living in Champaign or Urbana, IL. Any help would be appreciated.

Submitter: Jean Linhart (
Date: 03 Jun 1998

I am looking for information on Maggie Bannister Peck and Anna Bannister Minor who"s address was on Springfield Ave in Urbana Illinois. They are from the Champaign and Urbana area. We are doing research on the Bannister Family Tree and we know that a lot of our ancestors lived in the Champaign Urbana area. Our Grandfather was Robert Rothrock Bannister or Banister and he was Anna Minor and Maggie Peck"s Uncle. Any information would be helpful. Thank You

Edith Fishel (
Date: 09 Aug 1998

I need any information on a Jesse ENGLAND & wife Catherine Barbee.. He is listed as a resident of Champaign Co. in the 1860 Census Index. Any information appreciated. Thank you.

Surnames: BECKETT
Submitter: Bill Beckett (
Date: 18 Jan 1998
I am researching Isaac BECKETT, who moved from southern OH to IL about 1850. The 1850 census has Isaac BECKETT, age-41, occupation-farmer, owns no real estate, born in Ohio. He and his family [Nancy (36), John (17), Isaac (14), Julia (16?, probably 13), George (12), Wm. (10), Amy (8), Hy (?) 7, Sheba (5), Nancy (3), Mary (1)] live in Dist. 21, Champaign Co, IL. In the 1860 census, he, his wife and several children lived in Peoria Co. Did any of his children marry and live in Champaign Co? Any information or leads about him or his family would be sincerely appreciated. Am willing to trade information.

Peter S. Whittenberger (
Date: 11 Dec 1998

Lester H. Binnie lived in Champaign, Illinois and he wrote a 300 page book about my ancestors, the Whittenbergers. I am trying to locate any available information about Mr. Binnie and his book. He wrote to my father on October 14, 1967 from Elmwood Road.

Robert Wilson (
Date: 02 Dec 1998

Seeking information on the parents of Christian Jerome Bixler, who was born in Urbana on March 27, 1834. His parents names were Noah and Matilda Bixler (nee Busey). I believe both parents were born in Ohio.

Robert Allen (
Date: 28 Oct 1998

Seeking copies of an article in the Champaign Co Gen Society Quarterly. Seek Vol5:3 (1983) p 59-63, "Naturalization Records-Minors-Volume C (1866-1896) by Michele McNabb. Seeking any info on Hinrich Ulfrich Boten M 7/1880 to Francine De Buhr, son Alfred Henry Boten, b 5-10-1881 near Thomasboro IL, he m Minnie L Wallen. Any help or where to find coopies and costs greatly appreciated.

Surnames: BOYD
Submitter: John Boyd (
Date: 11 Mar 1998

I am trying to research my ancestors. Sarah BOYD was born 1808, County Antrim, Ulster, Northern Ireland. Sarah's husband was killed in a battle in Europe during one of the Napoleonic wars. She came to America with her sons, Charles and John circa 1849. They lived in New York city before coming to Illinois. Sarah lived in Rantoul, IL and died on 2 Jun 1876. She is buried in the Elmwood Cemetery in Rantoul. Charles BOYD was a mail carrier and served in the Civil War. John BOYD, b-1828, Ireland; d-16 Jan 1907. Both sons are also buried in Elmwood Cemetery. John married Melissa Jane EVANS. I have additional data on some of the descendants. I would be interested in any information on parents or siblings who lived in Champaign Co, IL.

Jerry Ferren (
Date: 03 Jul 1998

Seeking information about the ancestors, siblings and descendants of the following: BRYAN, Alma G.; HARMON, Kenneth Joseph; MEARES, Henry Alfred; SNYDER, Martha Ellen; TOLAND, Delbert Carl; TOLAND, Mable A.; WHIGHTSIL, Betty Jane; WHIGHTSIL, Cecil Howard; WHIGHTSIL, Cecil Raymond; WHIGHTSIL, Gerald Dean; WHIGHTSIL, John Robert; WHIGHTSIL, Lucille; WHIGHTSIL, Mary Margaret; WHIGHTSIL, Phyllis Jean; WHIGHTSIL, Wilma

Paula Hilson (
Date: 05 Jul 1998

I am seeking any information on my gggrandfather Ezekiel T. Bryan who farmed in Champaign Co. His wife was Sarah S. (Kimble) Bryan. She was born in Perry Co. IL. in 1841. She died in Mansfield, Piatt Co. IL. They were marred on March 4, 1858 in Champaign IL. They had the following children: 1) Thomas E. Bryan (b. 1858), 2)George W. (b. 1860) 3)Charles (b. 1864) 4) Matilda Jane (b 1865) 5)Hannah Dell (b 1868) 6) Lola Grace (b. 1870) 7) Jesse Wilber (b. 1872) 8&9)Fred & Frank (twins) (b 1874)and 10)Harris (b 1883)

Submitter: Cheri Busboom (
Date: 30 Apr 1998

George T. BUSBOOM m. Anna BLOOM in Champaign County, Illinois. Children of George BUSBOOM and Anna BLOOM: Fred BUSBOOM, Thees BUSBOOM, Henry BUSBOOM, John BUSBOOM, Ed BUSBOOM, Heye BUSBOOM, Rankin BUSBOOM, Emma BUSBOOM. I am looking for any information on the BUSBOOM family. I will share information. Thank You! Cheri Busboom, e-mail address

Mike Padgett (
Date: 19 Dec 1998

I would like any information on the surname of BUSHONG or BUSHOND in the 1900-1910 Census of Champain County, Ill. I dont have a given name. Believe the above is German but not sure. Thanks, Mike

Surnames: CALL, HINES
Robbie (Call) Bronder (
Date: 28 Aug 1998

I'm looking for any information on my great-great grandfather Samuel CALL. I received his death certificate from the Champaign County Clerk's Office. It lists that he was born in Green County, Kentucky in January 1811. He died May 8, 1891 and is buried at the Mt. Hope Cemetery. He married Rebecca HINES from Ohio (marriage date unknown). Rebecca was born on March 28, 1816, she died in Urbana, Illinois on Aug. 29, 1910, and is also buried at the Mt. Hope Cemetery. I believe that this family lived in Terre Haute, Indiana for some time, and moved to Illinois in 1864. Any information on this CALL family would be greatly appreciated. I'll gladly share the information I have on their descendants.

Surnames: CANNEDY
Submitter: Jean Linhart (
Date: 22 Apr 1998
URL: http://www.Cannedy

Looking for Ancestors with the last name spelled Cannedy- Mainly Greene County Illinois but may have some located in Champaign County Illinois

John A. McCall (
Date: 03 Dec 1998

Need help from anyone who would have information or access to an index of those persons buried in Chenowith Cemetery, located in Kerr Twp., north of Penfield, Ill.

Submitter: Elizabeth Schmitt (
Date: 20 Apr 1998

I am looking for information on a family that appears in the 1860 census of Champaign Co., p. 390, #776 (Twn 20N, Range 8E). I am unable to read the husband's name (possibly Francis or Thomas Easterman). He is age 27, a carpenter, born IN. His wife is Sarah E., age 25, born MA. Can anyone suggest a way to identify who this couple might have been. In the household is a 1 year old infant, Nelson Clouser, born IL. I believe this may be the son of David Clouser (my great grandfather) and Mary Elizabeth Toy who were married in Champaign Co. on 25 Mar 1858. She apparently died in childbirth, and David again married Ann Reed on 23 Oct 1860 in Champaign Co. The next two families in the census are a Richard Waugh and wife Rebecca and a William C. Fisher and wife, Jemima. Both of these wives are sisters of David Clouser's mother. So I think perhaps the family that has Nelson may also be related, if I could figure out who they were. We do not know who Mary Elizabeth Toy's parents were.

Carole Potterjd (JDCJPotter@AOL)
Date: 14 Sep 1998

Looking for any information on Everett Lee COLEMAN b. Aug. 11, 1915, Champaign, ILL. Parents Harry Lee Coleman and Chirsta Land Coleman

Clay Kemp (
Date: 14 Aug 1998

I am interested in any information regarding the COOTER, DARNELL or STROUSE families which lived in the county from the middle of the last century until at least the first part of the current century.

Surnames: CUNDIFF
Phillip Cundiff (Phillip.Cundiff@GTE.Net)
Date: 29 Jun 1998

I am looking for family history on the Cundiff name from the Champaign County and Macon County areas. My father's name is Donald Cundiff and his parents are not known.

Shirley Vinsand (
Date: 25 Sep 1998

Looking for family members who belong to Ora L Curran born 8 Aug 1894 Sadorus, Champain Co, Illinois. She married Bill Hicks and she died 14 Feb 1947. Her parents were John Curran, and Flora McDonald. John was born 10 Aug 1863 at Warsaw Ohio, and die 31 May 1934 buried at Mt Vernon Illinois. Flora born 29 June 1871 at Monticello Illiinois and died around 1962 Jan ? and is buried at Mt Vernon Illinois.

Surnames: CURRID, FORD
Submitter: Susam (
Date: 07 Aug 1998

Hello. I am looking for a Darla Jean Currid, married name unknow.Fathers name was William mother last name i think is ford if any one has any info on her please e-mail me. Thank you.

John E. Shaffer (
Date: 22 Aug 1998

Looking for information on ERNEST DARLING. He married SARAH RISINGER in Champaign or Vermilion Counties around 1899. I cant find the record again, but found this on my poorly made notes. Any thing will help. Thanks to all, John.

Surnames: DAVIS
Submitter: Eldon Davis (
Date: 12 Jan 1998

DAVIS, Asa and Mary Jane of Champaign Co, IL. I am seeking information regarding these two people who are my 2G grandparents. Specifically, would someone be able to look up the following: death info such as date, location and cemetary where buried, and, if possible, any land records and wills for them. Death info most important at this time, particularly if it gives Asa's birthdate and specific location and perhaps his parent's names. Here is what I know about Asa and Mary Jane. Both show up in the 1870 and 1880 federal census in Brown Township. They, along with family, moved to IL from IN after 1862. In 1880, Asa was aged 62 and Mary Jane aged 57. Also in 1880 there were 3 children still at home: Augustus (22 yrs), Theodore (19 yrs), and Hampton (12 yrs). As yet have not found them in 1900 census. Asa was born in OH and Mary was born in IN. Thanks for helping.

Surnames: DAVIS
Alice Clay Benedict (
Date: 11 Sep 1998

Looking for parents and siblings of ELIZA DAVIS, born abt 1847 IL.(possibly Champaign Co.). Eliza may be her middle name. If yoy have a female that you can't track for awhile and then find again after 1880. please consider this women. View picture and info at my web page.

Surnames: DERBY
Submitter: Joan Hays Sanders (
Date: 3 Mar 1998

Looking for information regarding Horace Mann DERBY, born 1870 in Vermillion County, IN. He was married to Eva Dragoo in Douglas County in 1899. Horace died March 1944 in Champaign County. I am also looking for his mother, my great-grandmother, Morganna TULLIS DERBY WELLIVER COYKENDALL. I believe she was alive as late as 1897. Thank you for any information you can provide.

Michael Esterle (
Date: 10 Oct 1998

I am searching for inforamtion about the Dillman Family of Champaign County Illinois. I am particularly interested in: 1. Lydia Dillman nee Reed who died December 11, 1882 in Sydney; 2. Her son William Henry Dillman who died Feb 6, 1924 in Savoy and who was married to Ann Eliza Dillman nee Trees who also died in Savoy on Dec 11, 1915 3. Their son Edward Frank Dillman born Nov 28, 1867 in Deer Station and married Anna Greir Oct 21, 1892 in Champaign County 4. Their daughter Lucy Dillman born March 4, 1889 in Urbana Thanks

Surnames: DRAPER, O'NEIL
Todd Frary (
Date: 28 Jul 1998

DRAPER, looking for descendents of Charles E. Draper, last known to be in Champaign County in 1883-1884 City Directory. Son Charles Elsworth Draper married in Chicago in December 1884. Charles E. Draper was born in New York State in 1831 or 1832 and moved to Chicago in 1861. Charles was an engineer for the Illinois Central Railroad and married his wife Mary Ann O'Neil around 1859. Children include Julia Draper (b: 1860), Charles Elsworth Draper (b: 1862, d: 1934), Susan Draper (b: 1866), Wallace "W. W." Draper (b: 1871) and Dondi Draper (b: 1874). Last known record of Drapers in Champaign County was a real estate transaction in 1893. Hoping to locate any other descendents or relatives.

Dorothy (
Date: 10 Nov 1998

All these names belonged to my Eliza who lived with 3rd husband Hiram Driskell in Champaign Co. Ill. and is buried in the Patton Cemetery in 1901. She and Hiram had a son named Ephraim in 1860 census. Would be pleased to hear from thei descendents. Who still leaves peonies Memorial Day? Dorothy

Gordon L. Drollinger (
Date: 22 Jul 1998

Seeking descendants of Harrison W. DRULLINGER, (variation of DROLLINGER). Have ancestors back to 1572, will exchange. Also seeking TRULLINGER variation. Additional email snail mail Gordon L. Drollinger, 247 Jacks Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15214-1010

Surnames: EDWARDS
Jude Degen (
Date: 09 Aug 1998

If anyone has access to the 1910 Champaign Co census, I'm trying to find my grandfather, Frank Edwards. He would have been 20 years old, single, & attending the university. All help appreciated.

Surnames: ELLIOTT
Submitter: Charles R. Hohenstein (
Date: 10 Jan 1998

Seek further information concerning family of John ELLIOTT, born Kentucky, who resided at Sidney, Champaign Co, IL at the time of birth of daughter, Sarah Frances ELLIOTT (my gr-grandmother), born 14 Aug 1865. Would be especially grateful for information concerning John's parents and county of origin in Kentucky. John's wife, Emily ALEXANDER, was born in Ireland.

Submitter: Debbie Briggs (
Date: 14 Jun 1998

Seeking info on grandparents who where living in Champaign, IL early 1920s. Would be interested in any info about Jonathan Browder Flanagan and wife Sally Faye (Johnson) Flanagan. Relatives say Jonathan was a mail carrier; that they had a young son die in 1929. Would like to learn when they left IL and moved back to Ky.

Submitter: Robert Fletcher (
Date: 12 Apr 1998

Interested in Henry Moore FLETCHER (b-22 Apr 1856, Sangamon Co, IL; d-3 Apr 1903) married Ella H. CHEESMAN (b-1856, PA; d-31 Oct 1878, Tolono, Champaign Co, IL). They had three children: Nola Maye, Flossie Fern, and Minne F.

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