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Champaign County,

Illinois

Queries 1999, Page 4

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Surnames: SEYMORE/SEYMOUR , MCADAMS
Submitter:
Jackye Light (jklight@pld.com)
Date: 21 Mar 1999
URL: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/morton/gedcom/surnames.htm

I'm looking for the parents and birthplace of Almelia Seymour/Seymore b 16 Oct 1855. She married George washing McAdams in Champaign County 14 Oct 1865. Any information would be helpful. Jackye Light, P.O. Box 25, Rolla, KS 67954

Surnames: SHEPHERD
Submitter:
Dick Cazier (dcazier@home.com)
Date: 30 Nov 1999

Searching for info on parents & siblings of James T. Shepherd, born 1838 in Tippicanoe County, Indiana. Arrived in DeWitt County, Illinois in 1860 or 61. May have lived in Champaign County between these dates. Other spelling variations: Shephard, Sheppard or Shepperd.

Surnames: SKEFFINGTON, LEEHAN
Submitter:
Howard Skeffington (howard.skeffington@eds.com)
Date: 04 May 1999

I would like to get in contact with anyone in Sadorus township who might know of the SKEFFINGTON farm in or around Ivesdale. Someone had mentioned this to me, and I wondered if anyone there is familiar with the farm and the SKEFFINGTON family who worked it late in the 19th century. I believe the family of Patrick SKEFFINGTON and Johanna LEEHAN worked the farm in the 1880's to 1890's. Your help will be greatly appreciated!

Surnames: SMILEY
Submitter:
anne widdison (an65@aol.com)
Date: 04 Jan 1999

I am looking for Mr. John Smiley. His last known address was said to be in Rantoul, Ill., Champaign County. He apparently moved to Rantoul from Kokomo, IN. Any information would be helpful. Thank you.

Surnames: SOLON
Submitter:
Marilyn Yezek (myezek@aol.com)
Date: 12 Mar 1999

Looking for information on Solon family. Lived/farmed in Ivesdale area in late 1800's/early 1900's.

Surnames: STEFFLER
Submitter: Jeannette Wynne (cybernana@iolwest.com)
Date: 7 Jul 1999

Looking for information about Henry & Jennie Steffler family. Lifed in Rantoul, Champaign Co. Henry was born 27 Aug 1856 in Lehmhagen, Kr. Grimmen, VorPommern (Germany) Jennie was born May 1861 in Ohio. No known children. Family enumerated in the 1900 & 1910 census. Probably died after 1922 in Rantoul. Any information would be appreciated.

Surnames: STEFFLER, ALPERS
Submitter:
Jeannette (cybernana@iolwest.com)
Date: 15 Oct 1999

Now know the maiden name of Jennie is ALPERS. She married Henry J. STEFFLER in Champaign County on 22 May 1887.

Surnames: STEWART, MAXWELL, BARTLEY
Submitter:
Donna Jastre (donna@bridesclub.com)
Date: 07 Sep 1999

1850 census William Stewart age 35 Born OH wife Elizabeth Bartley age 35 OH Marr 16 Jul 1846(2nd wife) First wife Nancy Maxwell marr 17 Mar 1842 Mahomet, Champaign Co child William Fielding Stewart born 1844 Mahomet. Sarah Stewart age 66 born VA. Who is Sarah's deceased husband and father of William. William's siblings appear to be Richard age 41 (next door), Samuel 17 born OH, and Sarah L 10 born IL. Any help appreciated! Where did they come from in OH?.

Surnames: TABAKA, TABASINSKE
Submitter:
Carolyn J. Murray (cmurray781@aol.com)
Date: 03 Apr 1999

Looking for any information regarding a Thomas Tabaka aka Tabasinske born in Poznan, Poland and buried in Ivesdale, Champaign, Il. He was married to Frances Getz and they had children, John, Francis, Charles, Catherine, Michael, Verinicker, Thomas, & Mary. Please e-mail. cmurray781@aol.com

Surnames: TEMPLE, HOLLIS
Submitter:
Joyce Hagerty (hag@netins.net)
Date: 19 Sep 1999

I am looking for information on the Temple Family of Rantoul and St. Joseph township. Hannah Hollis Temple and her sons, John, James, George and William settled there before 1865 and some of George's family remained in the area at least until after 1900. John died there in 1865 and Hannah, James and William moved to the Kansas City area. I am especially looking for information on descendants of William.

Surnames: THOMPSON, MCKEE/MCKEY
Submitter:
Rocky Hardesty (hardesty@ne.infi.net)
Date: 12 May 1999

Looking for a Van Thompson, m Elizabeth "Lizzie" McKey (McKee). They were living in the Champaign area from 1880 or earlier until about 1903. Unknown date of marrage. Birth dates on both of about 1860. They moved their family to Oklahoma in 1903. Four children all born in Champaign; Mable 1881, Grace 1883, Arthur 1891, Don 1894. Have nothing on either set of parents. Any info will be appreciated. Have info on the children.

Surnames: TODD, BAKER, GARRIS
Submitter:
Emily Matthews (auntyem@jorsm.com )
Date: 11 Apr 1999

Looking for family of John Samuel TODD b.1852/54 and Nancy E. BAKER b. 1857/58, both born in IND. They came to Champaign co. about 1900 from Fortville, IND where all their children were born. They may have lived in Fisher.Children were Charles b. 1887 -Mary Ella b. 1888- William Harrison b.1881/89- Fred b. 1890- Jack b. 1891- unknown male b. 25 Feb 1892. Nancy's parents were, Obediah BAKER b.1826 KY & Lucinda GARRIS b. NC

Surnames: TROTTER, ALAMANG, YEAGER, SHEETS
Submitter:
Linda Springer (flower@comteck.com)
Date: 28 Aug 1999

Looking for info on Hiram Trotter born abt. 1813, married Lydia Alamang believe they lived in Champaign Co. Also interested in thier son Peter who married Eizabeth Yeager her parents were William Yeager and Mary Sheets.

Surnames: TURNER, ANDERSON
Submitter:
Michelle Roberts (missykaz@swbell.net)
Date: 05 May 1999
URL: http://www.uftree.com/UFT/WebPages/missykaz/ORSONTUR/index.htm

Turner Family of Champaign County, Illinois (1865 through abt 1882): Orson Turner, born 1840 in NY married Cerrilda (Syrelda) Jane Anderson, daughter of Harry and Rachael Anderson of Indiana, married 1865 in Champaign. In 1870 in Sidney, Orson is living next door to Harry and Rachael. In 1880, Orson and Cerrilda have moved to South Homer Township. The following are their children, all born in Champaign: Silas, 1866/67; Ella, 1868; Nettie, 1870; Charles, 1869; Delia, 1873; and John and Orson (Twins), 1877. John died in Champaign before the family moved to Kansas (around 1882) and is buried somewhere in Champaign (possibly in Philo).

Surnames: TURNER, BEAM
Submitter:
Kimberly Beam Smith (kbeam57@hotmail.com)
Date: 01 Jan 1999

Searching for parents/siblings of Dottie (Mary?) TURNER. I have no dates for her. She married William Frank BEAM sometime in the 1880's; I believe they may have married in Champaign, IL. This couple later moved to Woodbury County, IA.

Surnames: UNGLAUB, UNLAUB
Submitter:
Nancy Anderson (unab22@worldnet.att.net)
Date: 09 Oct 1999

UNGLAUB - Charles Louis Unglaub was a telegrapher, supposedly for Southern Pacific, but moved around a lot. My father, Charles Griswell Unlaub, graduated from Champaign High in 1923. Supposedly his father was no longer with them - and I get the impression he had "moved on" as he was quite a "ladies" man. My father was born in Tazewell Co. in 1905, and my grandfather was found with his family in the 1860 Census in Morgan Co. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Surnames: VANLANINGHAM, HART, SMELTZER, SMART
Submitter:
Sherri Sherman (ssherman@iquest.net)
Date: 05 Aug 1999

i'm in search of chauncey smeltzer that married mary-susan (or susan-mary) vanlaningham. she divorced my g grandfather vanlaningham and married chauncey smeltzer early 1900. its possible they came from davenport iowa and settled in or around champaign. she had 3 kids: orvel, ray and mary. also looking for info on thomas hart died 1947? who was married to lily alice smart. i believe thomas was originally from KY..

Surnames: WAGGONER
Submitter:
Debbie Chambers (dcquilter@juno.com)
Date: 23 Nov 1999

Searching for info on my gr.gr.grandfather, Jesse M. Waggoner. We think he died in Seymour, Champaign Co. sometime between 1879 and 1889.

Surnames: WALLACE
Submitter:
Charles W. Wallace (cwallace@msmisp.com)
Date: 02 Apr 1999

Seeking the maiden name of JOANN WALLACE who married JERRY WALLACE, in mid 1950's or 1960's and live in the Homer, Illinois area.

Surnames: WEISENBARN, GEHRT
Submitter:
Donna (Livasy4@aol.com)
Date: 21 Mar 1999

Would like to find obituary or family information regarding Elizabeth WEISENBARN ( b 29 Jun 1872) who married 17 Feb 1892 Immanuel Lutheran Church in Thomasboro, Champaign Co., IL, Emil Otto GEHRT. She died 14 or 19 Aug 1895 of Typhoid Fever, buried? She had family members from Buckley, IL, but Emil's obituary says she died in IN. Emil's parents lived near Rantoul, and raised their two children for a few years. Also compiling family data on GEHRT and related families.

Surnames: WEST, SUTTON, STEFFLER
Submitter:
Jeannette (cybernana@iolwest.com)
DATE: Jul 18 1999

Herbert & Lou A. WEST enumerated on 1900 census of Rantoul with Henry and Jennie STEFFLER. Lou WEST was a sister to Jennie STEFFLER. Also in same household was a Lizzie SUTTON. Any info on these families?

Surnames: WIGGINS
Submitter:
Bill Wiggans (Wiggans@harborside.com)
Date: 20 Mar 1999

I am looking up information on Reeder M. Wiggins and B. H. Wiggins from Mahomet, Ill. Both served in the Civil War with units from the Civil War. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Bill Wiggans

Surnames: WILLIAMS, MCRAE
Submitter:
Marianne Gill (wl_gill@compuserve.com)
Date: 06 Apr 1999
URL:

Death date for Andrew J Williams. His wife,Mahala McRae Williams died 30 June 1939 and is buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Champaign Twp,Champaign Co.Ill

Surnames: WILLIAMS, MCRAE
Submitter:
Marianne M. Gill (HerrGill@cs.com)
Date: 25 Jul 1999

Seeking marriage date of Mahalia McRae and Andrew Williams. N/R Harrison Co. Indiana. The 1900 census of Harrison County In. indicates they were married 13 years. Mathalia and Andrew are buried in Roselawn Cemetary, Champaign Co. Il. Mahalia died 28 Jan. 1939.

Surnames: WILSON
Submitter:
John Shaffer (johnshaffer@salemnet.com)
Date: 19 Sep 1999

Looking for information on GEORGE WILSON. From the 1900 Champaign Co. Census GEORGE WILSON is listed as living in Sidney. George Wilson, 94, b. Sept. 1805, IRE. f. Scot. m. IRE. IMG. date 1834. MARY, 65, b. 1835, IN. f. IN. m. IN. FREEMAN K., b. Aug. 1861, IL. f. IRE. m. IL. ROSANNA, b. Oct. 1872, IL. f. IRE. m. IL. EMMA M., b. Feb. 1878, IL. f. IRE. m. IL. ???????, b. Dec. 1882, IL. f. IRE. m. IL. From this Mary must not be their mother and George and Mary must have married after 1882. Any thing at all will help. Thanks. John.

Surnames: WILSON
Submitter:
John Shaffer (johnshaffer@salemnet.com)
Date: 19 Sep 1999

Looking for any information on FREEMAN K. WILSON. He was the son of GEORGE WILSON. FREEMAN was born in Illinois in Aug. 1861 and died on 6 July 1925 in Urbana Twp. Champaign Co. Illinois. His death certificate number is 0100173. Any information at all will help. Thanks. John

Surnames: WILSON, SLATER, GASSER, BUSEY, MCGEE, BURNETT, GREENE, BONNELL, MULHALL
Submitter:
John E. Shaffer (johnshaffer@salemnet.com)
Date: 24 Sep 1999

My Wilson research is now branching out to the following surnames: Burnett; Ford; Mulhall; Johnson; Redmon; Busey; McGee; Bonnell; Smith; Roberts; Slater; Greene; Gasser.Also looking for all Wilson's in Champaign County Illinois.These names are all linked to the George Wilson family.I have a little information on each, but not much.John.

Surnames: WRISK, ASHLEY
Submitter:
James G. Brown (JamesGBrown@Prodigy.net)
Date: 06 Jun 1999

WRISK, Charles N. Seek parentage of Charles N. WRISK. b. 1 June, 1824 Ripley Co., IN. m. Mary J. Ashley 1860, Sidney, Champaign Co., IL. Charles d. 12 Sept., 1898 Sidney, Champaign Co. IL.

Surnames: WYCOFF, WHITE, RARIDEN
Submitter:
Grant White (grantsw@spst.edu)
Date: 26 Sep 1999

Am seeking relatives or descendants of Walter WYCOFF of Rantoul, Champaign Co, Illinois. Mr. Wycoff died in Champaign County in 1974. Want to determine if he is the son of Ida Mae (WHITE) Wycoff, dau. of William WHITE (1840-1924) and Alice Rariden of Fountain County, Indiana. Many thanks.

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