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Surnames: LAHUE
Gary Watson (
Date: 29 May 2002

Would someone be kind enough to check the obit file at the Urbana library for my great-grantfather Edmond LaHue's obit? He died 1 Jan 1937 in Urbana. I would very much appreciate a transcription of the obit.

Harold W. Wilson (
Date: 17 May 2002

Does anyone know if there is a record of teachers who taught in public schools in Champaign County from about 1870 until about 1880? I am looking for a record for my Great Grandmother. Hsder given names were MARY ANN. Prior to Sept. 5, 1878, her surname would have been LAMBERTON. After that date, her name would have been WILSON. She lived in Harwood Twp. on Sept. 5, 1878. Any help appreciated.

Rebecca Rockey (
Date: 04 Mar 2003

Looking for information on Bernard S. Lanham. Possible Civil war veteran. Wife's name was Mary M. Willis Lanham. Had a son who was faculty at University of Illinois College of Engineering (Edgar Thomas Lanham - born June 13, 1865) any information appreciated

Kenneth Larmon (
Date: 11 Dec 2000

Information on Isaac Larmon. Buried in Champaign Co. in 1876. His wife's name was Mary Elizabeth Crosthwait. They had a son Edwin B. Larmon.

Surnames: LARSEN
judith wade (
Date: 01 Dec 2001

My G-grand father Christian Larsen immigrated to this area in 1873.He later showed up in Tennessee as " a widower with two small sons".Does anyone have two children raised by relatives for that time period. On the marriage index there was an Ella Larsen who married a Christain Larsen in 1876.

Greg Reese (
Date: 05 Jan 2000

Searching for any information on Frank Perry Layne, born 20 Apr 1893, died 1972. Married to Bess Chambers Craw on 24 Sep 1927

Howard Skeffington (
Date: 28 Mar 2000

I am seeking any information on the family of my great-grandmother, Johanna LEEHAN, b. Nov 1849 in Ireland, d. 7 April 1908 in Missouri. Johanna emigrated to America in 1854, presumably with her family. She married Patrick SKEFFINGTON abt. 1874, probably in Sadorus Township, Champaign Co., IL. Their 12 children were all born in Ivesdale, Champaign Co., IL between 1875 and 1892, including my grandfather, Herbert Joseph SKEFFINGTON, b. 25 Oct 1883. I know nothing about her or her family, other than that she had red hair. There may be variant spellings of the surname, such as LeHane.

Janet T. Newman (
Date: 21 Apr 2000

John F. Leise was a Civil War Veteran. He died 1896 probably in Pesotum (his daughter was married there in 1892). The family was Methodist and the Methodist Chapel at Philo mentioned in some correspondence. Would like to learn where he is buried and get exact dates from his gravestone. John F. Leise (1843-1896) was married June 3, 1869 to Sophena Ellen Peine (1846-1934). Married in Tazewell Co. IL, they moved to (?Pesotum) Champaign Co. about 1872 where the family farmed until 1898 when they moved to Philo. (Have a four generation picture of my g.grandmother Sophena Leise, her daughter Clara Davis and her daughter Mildred Terman and her daughter, me.)

Surnames: LINDAUER
Submitter: David Raindorf (
Date: 18 Apr 2001

I am trying to find information on David Hirsch Lindauer who is said to have settled in Champaign, IL. He was born in Jebenhausen, Wuettenberg, Germany in 1831; he emigrated from Germany in 1851. David's brother, Joseph, also emigrated to the U.S.

Surnames: LOCKE
Lucien Rising (
Date: 02 Oct 2000

Which Locke was the Locke School in Philo named after?

Surnames: LOGAN
Kyle M Condon (
Date: 09 Apr 2000

JOHN LOGAN, CIVIL WAR VETERN FROM Champaign County, IL from Co C, 25th Ill inf. is buried in the El Paso Cemetery, Derby, Sedgwick Co, KS - b. Jan 19, 1843 and d. 10/17/1908. (He is no relation to me just posing info for future use)

Surnames: LOGAN
Vicki Eaton (
Date: 07 Jan 2001

I'm looking for the parents of Samuel O. Logan born in Champaign Illinois in about 1900. He married Bessy May Brooke and they had 9 childern. One of those childern is my grandmother Betty louise Logan born 11 Jan 1924 in Champaign Illinois died 13 Oct 1981 in St. Mary's Hospital Quincy Illinois. Any help or information would be truely appreciated. Thank you, Vicki

gloria laange (
Date: 15 Jul 2002

1871 INA LACY WAS BORN IN HOMER, IN JAN 1889 SHE MARRIED A WODOWER, JAMES IRA LONG, B. 1845-1847 IL AND ON NOV. 10 1889 SON JAMES EARL LONG WAS BORN. LATER CH WERE HERBERT, ANNA, AND FRED LONG. THIS FAMILY ALSO LIVED IN VERMILION CO . I checked the IRAD death index but there are just too many James Longs listed to know which is my James Ira, and I do not have a death date on him. James Earl Long came to WA state. James Ira Long's parents were daniel and rebecca patten Long. Ina's parents were Garrett Lacey and Nancy stites Lacey. does anyone have an idea on how to find burial places on them? jAMES IRA HAD A SISTER MARGARET WHO MARRIED THOMAS H. WILSON . James Ira long had a wife before ina , her name was emma j. Bruner married her in 1869, then she died. thank you. Gloria

Submitter: Marilyn Yezek (
Date: 25 Feb 2000

Who was Preston S. Loughborough? He appears to have bought large amounts of land in Champaign County in 1838. This same land appaers years later as public domain land tract sales. Does anyone have an explanation?

Kevin Miller (
Date: 23 Jul 2000

Looking for anyone with information on the LOWRY family from Tolono area of Champaign County. My direct ancestors are: John LOWRY, born about 1816 in County Tipperary, Ireland. Died November 5, 1874 in Tolono, IL. His wife, Margaret (nee NOLAN) LOWRY, born April 1, 1821, in Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland. Died February 24, 1887, in Tolono, IL. Their son, William M. LOWRY, born December, 1848, in County Tipperary, Ireland. Married Margaret CARRIGAN on January 7, 1874, in St. Patrick's Church in Tolono, IL. William died in 1932 and, Margaret died in 1922. Their son, Thomas Michael LOWRY, born December 21, 1879, in Champaign County, IL. Please e-mail me at Thanks! Kevin

Surnames: LUCAS
Maurice Sherman (
Date: 12 Mar 2006

John Lucas/McLucas came to Champaign Co., Illinois sometime between 1852 and 1855. He was the first station master on the railroad depot at Pera Station (later Ludlow). He m. 2 his housekeeper Margaret about 1855. John took the 1860 Federal census at Pera Station p. 531, dwelling no. 1809, family no. 1771. In the HH were Margaret his wife, children James, Martha, Alfred John, and George. George was issue of John and Margaret and is 4yrs old in 1860. The other children were all born in New York issue of John and Irene (Hazzard) Lucas, who were m. in Rome, Oneida Co., New York about 1832. Irene d. in New York abt 1851. John Lucas was John McLucas when he came to America about 1825. Between 1832 and 1850 he dropped the "Mc" and became John Lucas. John was b. c-1805 in Irela! nd. Irene was b. c-1808 in New York. Margaret was b. c-1819 in Ireland. John and Margaret d. in 1870 both within a month of each other in Ludlow. My e-mail is:

Surnames: LYNCH, CURRY
diane burkert (
Date: 26 May 2001

I would be so grateful if you could help me. My great grandmother was a Katherine Lynch who lived and died in Champaign. Her son was named Bernard Curry . Bernard's father was Edmund great grandmother was named Katherine Lynch. She lived and died in Champaign. Her son was Bernard Curry who was born in 1899. Bernard's father's name was Edmund or Edward Curry. My father is named Lyle Curry. My father is now 72 years old. He said that his parents told him that Bernard came to Iowa to live when he was 14 years old. He did not speak much of his family and my father tells me that at that time you did not question your parents further. Now that he is older he is most interested to know more about his own father and has no information. He has so little to go on. He was going to visit his grandmother when he was younger and she was always referred to as Grandma Gehrig. She died before his visit but he does know she died in Champaign. He doesn't know if Katherine was married to Edmund or not and what Mr. Gehrig's name might be. I would be most appreciative of any help that you might give. I would so love to be able to help my father learn more about his own father. Thank you so much for your time and consideration.

Patricia Boone (
Date: 20 Jun 2000

Looking for Lynn or linnburg family tree

Kathy Benson (
Date: 21 Apr 2006

I am looking for information on my GGG Grandmother REBECCA M. LYON (1834 - 1907) and her family. She married (Samuel) PURVIANCE IRELAND (1826 - 1902) and both of them moved to Jones Co, Iowa in 1866 from Champaign Co.. Their marriage record is in the 1850 Champaign Co. file, but he was originally from Preble Co, Ohio, and she from Indiana. It appears other members of the family possible migrated with them but I'm unable to establish family links for either of them. Thanks in advance for any info anyone can share!

William A. Lytle (
Date: 22 Apr 2000

Seeking information re: my greatgrandparents, WILLIAM and PHOEBE ANN SHARP LYTLE. Both were born in Ohio, early 1800s and lived in the Champaign County area. Had three, possibly five sons -- Charles, Harry and William. William married Evelyn Elizabeth PYLE of Paxton, Ford County in 1892. Her parents were TAYLOR and MARY FITZSIMMONS PYLE. Any information regarding either the LYTLE or PYLE families greatly appreciated.

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