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Champaign County,

Illinois

Queries 1998, Page 3

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Surnames: PENCE, HOWE, CURTIS, GUSTIN
Submitter: Walter Nieber (Dude50s@aol.com)
Date: 05 May 1998

John Thomas PENCE, living in St. Joe in 1880 with wife Ella ?. Born in Indiana June, 1853, son of David PENCE and Mahala ?, who was David's 2nd wife. John had 2 sisters, Kate & Ella who lived in New Castle, IN. and a 1⁄2 bro., James Henry PENCE and two 1⁄2 sisters, Jane and Eliza. John & Ella's children were Emma, 1876, Charles, Oct 1877, Edith, Sep, 1879, Clyde, May 18, 1882-d. Sep 1962, Clarence, Jul 1885, Lewis, Dec 1891, Lora I., Oct 1894 and CArl, Oct 1899. I have all information about John's father, David K. PENCE and all of his ancestors. I need info on John's and her family and on John's children. James Henry PENCE married Elthera Esther CURTIS-JUn 18, 1882 in St. Louis, MO. James' mother was Renee Jane GUSTIN- born 1824 in Warren Co., OH-d. JUl 10, 1850 in Clark Co., OH.-daughter of John GUSTIN & Jane HOWE

Surnames: PHILLIPPE, WHETSELL
Submitter: Jeralyn Lillard (lillard@gte.net)
Date: 14 Apr 1998

I would like to hear from anyone who is researching John PHILLIPPE and wife, Elizabeth WHETSELL. John was born 22 Dec 1790 in VA and Elizabeth was born 8/18 May 1793 probably in Carroll Co, MD. They married 7 Feb 1811 in Wythe Co, VA. Elizabeth was the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth WHETSELL and John was the son of Christopher PHILLIPPE and, I believe, Elizabeth STEFFEY. I would like to know if John and Elizabeth are both buried in the Bryant Cemetery in Mahomet, IL. Thank you for any assistance.

Surnames: PIERSON
Submitter:
Karen Windheim (kwind@teleport.com)
Date: 09 Nov 1998

Birth Records - Where do I find a birth record of Ida Pierson born Apr 6, 1890 when the county and state did not keep records than? She was born in Broadlands, parents were Swedish, John & Christina Pierson.

Surnames: POLAND, TURK, HARBIT, BROTHERS, KUNS
Submitter:
Carl. V. Hill Jr. (easygoal@aol.com)
Date: 23 Sep 1998

Researching the Shepard POLAND I family, b. Virginia, d.. 1843 Champagne or Clark Co. Ohio m Catherine TURK b. 1813 Virginia, d 1871 Garwin, Iowa. Children: John Wesley POLAND b. 1837 Ohio, d. 1894 Garwin, Iowa, m Nancy Jane HARBIT, Eliza Catherine POLAND b. 1835 Champagne Co. Ohio d. 1917 Garwin, Iowa m. William BROTHERS ; Samuel POLAND, Silas W. POLAND, b. 1842 Ohio, d.1906, Traer, Iowa, Shephard POLAND II b. 1843 Champagne Co. Ohio d. 1915 Gladbrook, Tama Co. Iowa, m Amanda KUNS. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Carl V. Hill Jr., 2303 Wallingford Dr., Missouri City, Texas 77459, 281-4991807

Surnames: RAYBORN, ANDERSON
Submitter:
Jenny Oldham (jloldham@vvm.com)
Date: 10 Jul 1998

Still looking for information on the Henry and Nancy (Anderson)RAYBORN family that lived around Champaigne area about 1929-1930. He was a farmer. Had following children born in Ky. Ira, Sherman, Jasper, Clayton, Eunice, Betty, Verdie,Minnie, Helen and a Roscoe? All help appreciated.

Surnames: RISINGER, SHAFFER, WILSON
Submitter:
John E. Shaffer (s160@webtv.net)
Date: 07 Aug 1998

Seeking information on George Wilson from Ireland. Also Freeman Wilson, Sarah Wilson who married William Risinger and their daughter Ethel M. Risinger. Ethel married Ira Shaffer in Philo, Champaign Co. in 1901. Ethel also had a brother Frank W. Risinger. Thank you for the help.

Surnames: ROBERTSON, WEBB
Submitter: Donald Matson (donmatson@hotmail.com)
Date: 15 Apr 1998

Need all descendents of Rev. John G. ROBERTSON (b-1792, KY; d-1872), married when and where? in KY to Martha A. WEBB (b-1793, KY; d-1855). Settled at Newcom's Ford, Champaign Co, IL as early as 1832 and established the Baptist Church at Mahomet in 1840. John and Martha were buried in Bryant Cemetery in Mahomet Township. They had 5 known children: 1-Emily J. (b-9 Oct 1817, KY; d-2 Dec 1887, buried Mahomet/Middletown Cemetery) married 27 Sep 1840, Champaign Co, IL to Jonathan SCOTT; 2-Narcissa B. (b-?; d-?) married 31 Dec 1840, Champaign Co, IL to Noble H. ADAMS; 3-Jeptha B. (b-1818, KY; d-13 May 1858, buried Bryant Cemetery) married 6 Jan 1842, Champaign Co, IL to Sarah MAXWELL; 4-LeGrand D. (b-1824, KY; d-?) married 6 Aug 1846, Champaign Co, IL to Zerelda PORTER; 5-James R. (b-1825, KY; d-?) married when and where? to Elizabeth ?

Surnames: ROBISON, BENSON
Submitter:
Tammy Moeller (roots4fun@aol.com)
Date: 05 Jul 1998

Looking for any one who has information on a Neety Ann ROBISON and a George H BENSON that were residing in Champaign County, IL in 1874. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: SAMPSON, JOHNSON
Submitter:
Ora N. Coons (ORANC@mcmail.com)
Date: 07 Aug 1998

I am looking for anyone who may have information on my grandmother Laura Myrtle (SAMPSON) JOHNSON. She was born near Peru, in Miami Co., Indiana in 1894. She died in Arizona on the 8th of October 1949. In between she married and had at least three children. She lived in the Champaign-Urbana area from about 1915-1920's then moved to Tampa, Florida and finally lived in Phoenix Arizona. I would like to know if she had an obituary in the Champaign-Urbana local newspapers. Also in the Peru, Miami Co. newspapers. If you can help me on this I would be grateful. I now live in England and am unable to search for myself. Thank you for your time and attention.

Surnames: SEAMSTER, WATSON
Submitter:
Randy (uniquecon@aol.com)
Date: 22 Aug 1998
URL:

Any and all information perttaining to the Seamster -Watson families in Sidney, Illinois or in Champaign or Effingham counties

Surnames: SHAEFFER/SHAFFER, SALMON, MYERS, MICHAELS, HARTLE/HARTELL, LAKE
Submitter: Kim Carles-Hammer (hammert@bright.net)
Date: 25 Mar 1998

Seeking information on the family of Abraham SHAEFFER/SHAFFEER (1802-1887) and his wife Anna SALMON (1809-1904). Abraham and Anna were married in 1827, Harrison Co, OH. They were living in Champaign Co, IL by 1874 and are both buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Urbana, IL. Their known children: David, John, Jason, Margaret (m. MYERS), Jane (m. MICHAELS), William, Eliza (m. HARTLE/HARTELL), and Mary (m. LAKE).

Surnames: SHAFFER, ROCHE, KRUKEWITT, RISINGER, FIERCE, NELDON, CASE, JONES, WILSON
Submitter:
John E. Shaffer (JohnShaffer@webtv.net)
Date: 30 Nov 1998

Anyone researching James S. Shaffer or family can reach me at JohnShaffer@webtv.net. I have a lot of information thats not on the net. Sorry about changing the email address. John.

Surnames: SHEPHERD, HALL
Submitter:
Nel Hatcher (nelhatch@rapidnet.com)
Date: 14 Aug 1998
URL: http://members.tripod.com/~GeneaNel/

Looking for any info on the John SHEPHERD family (var. spellings) living in Champaign Co 1850, possibly earlier. Wife's name may be Malinda. Daughter, Harriet M SHEPHERD, bn 1851 in Urbana. Harriet md Abner Webster HALL in 1870, Warren Co, IA. Will assume that the SHEPHERD family moved to IA before 1870.

Surnames: SHEPPARD, HERD, BERKSHIRE, CLARK, CUTLIP, HALL, COTTRELL
Submitter:
Nel Hatcher (nelhatch@rapidnet.com)
Date: 27 Aug 1998
URL: http://members.tripod.com/~GeneaNel/

Looking to hear from anyone with info or connections to this family. John B SHEPPARD, bn 6/23/1804 OH, died WarrenCo, IA?, married Malinda BERKSHIRE c1840 IL. Malinda BERKSHIRE bn c1820 KY. Children: 1) Angus L, bn 12/4/1840, d 8/16/1907 WarrenCo, IA, md Mary L CLARK on 11/6/1864 WarrenCo,IA. 2) Eliza Jane, bn 10/10/1842 IL, d 3/8/1915 Palmyra (OH?), md Hibbard CLARK on 8/8/1866. 3) David, bn 8/10/1843 IL, d 8/20/1872, md Amanda (?) c1866. 4) Anna Maria, bn 3/16/1845 IL, d 1/26/1899 WarrenCo, IA, md James H CUTLIP on 7/9/1863. 5) Joseph B, bn 1850 IL. 6) Harriet McCann, bn 7/27/1851, ChampaignCo, IL, d 8/13/1922, md Abner Webster HALL on 1/11/1871 WarrenCo, IA. 7) John, bn 1856 WarrenCo, IA, md Laura Jane COTTRELL on 4/3/1878. 8) Martha E, bn 1859 WarrenCo, IA, md William (?) on 2/14/1875.

Surnames: SHERMAN, MINOR, OGDEN
Submitter:
Earl Thompson (et@peganet.com)
Date: 11 Oct 1998

Need help on finding parents of SARAH LUCINDA MINOR BOWERS SHERMAN. Sarah Minor was born in TN on 25 Sep 1851. She first married George Bowers in Ray Co.MO on 25 Jul 1869. They had two children:baby died young & Daisie (Daisy)Mae Bowers Sherman who had child Burly; C. Odgen. Daisy then married Otis Smith. Sarah L. Minor Bowers then married Benjamin Franklin Sherman in Ray Co.,MO on 16 Oct 1872. They had four children: Charles B., Alexander B., Olive Pearle and Bessie Lee. Sarah Minor Sherman died in Champaign Co.,IL on 15 Mar 1916 and buried Woodlawn Cem. Champaign, IL.

Surnames: SLIDER, BYAM, MALLORY
Submitter: Margaret Gee (beegee@harenet.net)
Date: 29 Apr 1998

Seeking parents of DAVID SLIDER who married Emma F. Mallory 12 Dec 1857 in Champaign. Also seeking Frances Ann Slider who married Don Byam. Any descendants in your area??

Surnames: SLUSHER, SKIDMORE, WEST
Submitter:
otis slusher (ojfwb@webtv.net)
Date: 10 Aug 1998

SLUSHER SKIDMORE WEST - Mary Elizabeth SLUSHER (1848-1917), d/o Alfred and Nancy Ann SKIDMORE SLUSHER, was living in Rantoul, Champaign Co, Illinois at the time of her father's 1875 death in Ford Co, Illinois. Mary married a George Payton WEST in Sep 1876. Have been unable to find info regarding her place of marriage but suspect she may have been married in Champaign County and may have continued to reside in Champaign County. Do not know anything about her where-abouts after 1975. Any help appreciated. Otis (Slusher) in Florida

Surnames: SOECKEL, SICKEL, WILSON, STERNBERG, SEYMORE, LEETSCH
Submitter: Marilyn Sickel (- - -)
Date: 29 Apr 1998

Need to contact descendants of Helen Margrette Dorothy (Leetsch) Soeckel/Sickel, 1870 Champaign County, IL. Also known to have WILSON family connections in this area. Helen is wife of Frederick William Soeckel/Sickel. F.W. died 1876, Champaign County, IL. Other family connections: SEYMORE, STERNBERG possibly CT ? [Also see family file at the local library.] Any new direction would be greatly appreciated. Response only by snail mail address: M. Sickel, Rt. 1 Box 125A, DeValls Bluff, AR, 72041-9753.

Surnames: SPENCER SHAW SIEVERS
Submitter: Anna M. (Spencer) Breeden (dbreeden@psci.net)
Date: 18 Jun 1998

I just learned that my father had been divorced 5 Nov 1915, two years before he married my mother. I would like to know the name of his first wife and date of marriage. I wonder if he might have married in Homer or thereabouts, and possibly the marriage was recorded in Champaign Co., IL. Philip Alden Spencer, b. 7 Feb 1886, Homer, Champaign Co., IL. Second marriage: 17 May 1917, New Albany, IN to Margaret Louise Sievers (my mother) d. 6 Sept 1970, Clark County, IN. His parents: George Hamilton Spencer and Anna Frame [Shaw] Spencer, Homer, IL. Thank you for looking this up.

Submitter: Lewis Watts Hout (ethel@mail.fwi.com)
Date: 11 Oct 1998

I am seeking information regarding David William Stevick, owner of the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette in the 1920s and 1930s. Also a history of the News and history of the Gazette in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Thank you!

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