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Surnames: PARR
Cindy S ([email protected])
Date: 21 Mar 2000

The information I have came from a book in licking county ohio - Descendants of Richard Parr by Perry Louis Parr and Additions and Corrections by Marion Parr Hopiak. Samuel Stephen Parr married Susan Karns or Kerns 11 OCT 1868 in Champaign County Illinois - children: Susan Estella Parr & Samuel Stephen Parr. Susan b. 2 AUG 1869 Wayne Twp - Champaign County Ill. she married twice in OHIO (1893 & 1919) Samuel Stephen Parr b. 1872 (W. Mansfield Ohio). I am searching for confirmations and more information.

Carol Tolley ([email protected])
Date: 2 Feb 2004

I am wondering if anyone can tell me anything about the High School at Sidney, IL in the year 1861. Zera Patterson at age 23 came from Jackson Co, IA to attend this school. He then entered the Civil War, joining the 2nd Illinois Cavalry at Springfield. Did it have some kind of specialty; was it a regular high school. Zera became a school teacher in Iowa - perhaps he was a teacher at Sidney, instead of a student, at the advanced age of 23?

Surnames: PATTON
Mark G. Woods ([email protected])
Date: 20 Aug 2007

Looking for information on Isaac James Patton b.04/02/1863 in Ohio Married Anna Kesler 11/30/1893 Champaign Co. Illinois. His father may have been William L. Patton. He had 5 brothers. Would appreciate any help. WOODS STUDIO OF PHOTOGRAPHY,613 N. Monroe St.,Clinton, IL 61727, Phone 217-935-5527, WWW.WOODSSTUDIO.COM, Mark G Woods M.Photog. CPP

Beth Swanson ([email protected])
Date: 29 Jan 2003

looking for information on Frank Peck b. 2/27/1878 to Charles W. and Mary A. (Helton, McKinney) Peck. I know that the family of Charles W. Peck lived in Champaign County almost always. I believe even back in 1850(?). Frank married Daisy Dahne Ebert in Odgen in 1904. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: PENNY
Jeanne Penny Sewell ([email protected])
Date: 19 Jul 2006

I have two Joseph Penny’s in my database.

Joseph L. Penny b. 9/15/1795 in Pennsylvania and d. 6/22/1879 in St. Joseph, Champaign Co., Illinois wife Rhoda Johnson (my gr gr grandfather)


Joseph Penny b. 5/30/1807 d. 6/4/1879 wife in Philo, Champaign Co., Illinois– Elizabeth ?

According to the census several of their children had identical names. Can you help me to see if they were related in some way? Any assistance you could provide is most appreciated.

Surnames: PETERS
Scott Peters ([email protected])
Date: 25 Feb 2000

Searching for information on Scott Peters, a farmer in Champaign County, South Homer Twp. in the 1910 U.S. Census (ED 34, Sheet 5A, Line 37); formerly of Vermilion County, Jamaica Twp., in 1900 census. Scott Peters was born in Illinois in January 1864. He married Laura Brown (born December 1866, died 1927)in about 1888. I am especially interested in his exact birth, marriage and death dates, and his ancestry. I would also like to share more on the family of his son, Ira James Peters, who moved to Flint, MI, Genesee County, in 1929.

Marilyn Kinnie ([email protected])
Date: 30 May 2000

I am trying to find information on William Peters who lived in St. Josephs prior to 1892. He was married to Ezra Baker Peters (I think he was married 3 times. He was father to Ira Peters, Harrison Peters, Frank Peters, Amy Peters Clester, Minnie Peters Vinson Faye Peters Trimble. He moved to Oakwood about 1892.

Surnames: PETTIT
Marjorie M. Matzen ([email protected])
Date: 14 Jan 2002

Seeking information on Silas & Elmira Pettit. Believed to have moved to Champaign Co around 1870-1880. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you. Marjorie M. Matzen

Donna ([email protected])
Date: 15 Feb 2001

Still searching for gravesite of Margaret SNYDER (SCHNEIDER) PHILLIPS born about 1829 in York Co., Pennsylvania. She was the wife of William PHILLIPS. They probably lived north of Rantoul, near Ludlow or over the county line in Patton Twp (Sec 32) in Ford County in the 1870's. She died before 1899.

Donna ([email protected])
Date: 15 Feb 2001

Looking for information on the PHILLIPS, CARTER and CARLEY families of Gifford, Champaign Co., Illinois. C. A. CARTER b 1852 married (female, name unknown) PHILLIPS, daughter of William PHILLIPS. C. A. was still living in Gifford in 1899. Their children "Enola" Margaret CARTER born 1876 married Will CARLEY on 4 May 1897 in Champaign County. Carrie CARTER born 1878 in of Gifford, Champaign Co., Illinois. Lillie CARTER born 1884 in of Gifford, Champaign Co., Illinois. All named in estate settlement of William PHILLIPS in 1899. Thanks, Donna

Patricia MALEY-CURTIS ([email protected])
Date: 28 Oct 2000

Looking for descendants of Clark PIERCE and Celia Elizabeth CALHOUN-Clark PIERCE s/o Leroy S. PIERCE b 26-Sep-1843 Charleston,Coles Co.,IL d 23-Apr-1925 Tolono,Champaign Co.,IL;m Celia Elizabeth CALHOUN d/o William Claridge CALHOUN and Permelia STULL b 21-Nov-1844 IL d 26-Jan-1947 Tolono,Champaign Co., IL.Children:Fannie ROBINSON WICKMAN; Walter; Anna; Ada STICKLES; Rhoda MALEY;; Viola COMER; Lida WIGNER;Ursa NEIMEYER;Mary DUNN; Lloyd PIERCE.

Surnames: POLL
Roger Dyson ([email protected])
Date: 25 Mar 2004

Looking for info concerning George [1870] and Pearl [1872] Poll. They had daughters Lucy Griffith, Carrie Dyson, Goldie Kreuger, Bessie WinklerÊand brothers William and George.

Dord ([email protected])
Date: 07 May 2001

Interested in corresponding with anyone researching the Polley and Williamson families who were living in Champaign, IL ca 1965. Will exchnage data. Thanks.

Patricia Weaver ([email protected])
Date: 18 Feb 2000

Looking for any info, obits, descendants, etc. of Elizabeth HEFFELFINGER FRANCE PORTERFIELD, b. Kitanning, PA, d. May 24, 1906 Champaign City, IL, m1) Redding FRANCE, d. 1860 IL, m2) Robert O. PORTERFIELD in IL. They had 6 children.

Theresa Payne ([email protected])
Date: 24 Apr 2003

Looking for an obit on Albert Postle, in the IL death index, it shows d. date as 15 June 1935 in Urbana, Champaign Co., IL Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: POULSON
Barb ([email protected])
Date: 29 Aug 2002

Searching for information on a David POULSON who married a Minnie BATCH on April 24, 1894 in Champaign Co., ILL. Would like to know if David was the son of Elias POULSON. Also what happened to David and Minnie. Would appreciate any help.

Surnames: PRICE
George V Hilburn ([email protected])
Date: 26 Jun 2001

Looking for info on F.E. Price who immigrated from England to the USA in 1858(date per census). In 1870, he and his new wife were in Champaign County, Illinois(census), and in Montgomery County in 1880 and 1900(censuses). Wife's name was Julia (do not know where they were married). Known children were Amy,Mary,Albert,Pasco,Amy(2), Addie,Arthur,& Genevieve. In the 1870 Census, Champaign County, there was also a William Price, and in another place an Ann Price. All these Prices were from England.

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