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John D. Bell (
Date: 19 Jan 2000

PETER RADABAUGH and wife ELIZABETH A. RADABAUGH were living in Homer, Champaign Co. in the 1870-85 time frame. Information suggest they died there. Seeking conformation of deaths and dates and any other clues.

Surnames: RANKIN
Bridget (
Date: 10 Mar 2000

Looking for Rankin family in Champaign area around the 1900's. Specific people are Franz, Flossie, Florence. Any info appreciated.

James Wright (
Date: 31 Jan 2002

Searching for a link to the Rawdin/Morree family. Any info helpful. Elizabeth ann Morree was born 1863 in Urbana. Also looking for Maude Hoy

Shelly Schmidt (
Date: 27 Nov 2001

I am looking to discover more about my GG-Grandmothers family. Her name is Catherine Reagan. She was born in Ireland ~ 1846. Her family lived in Coles Co., the girls were all married at Immaculate Conception Church in Mattoon. Catherine m Martin Scheurich in 1862. Her sisters married Hugh McGurty and John McCormick. She had brothers John m Julia Fields. They had a daughter Kate that married a Bannon.

Charles E. Templer (
Date: 24 Feb 2002

I have located my gg-grandfather, Michael Redmond (listed as Redman) and some of his children in the 1870 US Census for Crittenden Township, Champaign County, IL. Prior to that they were in the Marion County, OH, and Wyandot County, OH, censuses in previous census years. The family consists of Michael Redmond, wife Martha Justice Redmond, and children: Robert S., George F., Louisa, Michael, Burt, Martha, Henry and two smaller unnamed children - based on obituaries located. Between 1860 and 1870, the wife, Martha, and the smaller children seem to disappear. Is it possible that they died in Champaign County and are buried there? I would appreciate it if someone could look up these folks on cemetery listings in the Crittenden Township area and let me know if any are found. I am aware that Robert S. Redmond is found in the 1880 US Census with a wife, Ellen, and several children. Louisa Redmond married William S. Eoff and had children. Would be interested in contact with any of these families. George F. Redmond married Eliza M. Hester in Crittenden Township in 1873 and they are my great-grandparents. Please contact me at Thanks.

Surnames: REED, COON
Raymond Coon (
Date: 15 Oct 2002

I am looking for information about Barbara Ellen (Coon) Reed who was married to William Wesley Reed. The only information I have about either of them is that she is supposed to be buried in Rantoul. I would guess that she was born between 1850 and 1870 so it is quite likely that there was an obituary printed for either or both of them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: REISTER
Munea Redfeather (
Date: 08 Sep 2001

I am looking for info on John L Reister(Reaster) living in Chanpaign Co Ill in 1860. Was he married etc?

Sarah Steel (
Date: 23 May 2001

Looking for married of Vernon P. REVEAl to Pearl LEWIS, this married took place ca 1903 in ILL, no ideal what county the married too place. Pearl LEWIS REVEAL died in child birth ca. 1904 or 1905.

John Hunt (
Date: 18 May 2002

Looking for Walter RHOADES and Mary Ann RINEHART and Eliza Janes RHOADES and Benjamin Jerome Aydelott.

Surnames: RICE
Donna Crosby (
Date: 24 Apr 2007

I descend from many of the very earliest IL families: I need help with anyone in IL who may have one piece of paper that we all need! The entire web notes that Joel Rice was the son of Ebenezer Rice and Ruth “Henrietta” Rice (Eveleth). I need to find ONE paper that states that Ruth (Eveleth) Rice was the mother of Joel Rice (1820, White IL and brother of Abel Rice both sons of Ebenezer Rice, Sr.)! I need an old letter! A Bible page!! a record of ANY kind that says that Ruth was Henrietta Eveleth! There are so may Rice’s in IL that descend from the very early Joel Rice, Abel Rice, Martha Patsy Rice (Moore), Ebenezer Rice, Jr. (Caty Luckey-Baldridge), Sarah Sally Rice Mason, siblings that also are related to cousins Wright, Eveleth, Farrington’s who moved from the early MA immigrants  to VT to IL… maybe just ONE person who is alive in IL or the world today has some documentation that proves that Ruth Eveleth and Henrietta Rice  are the same woman… Please post this as many folks may read this and have that ONE piece of documentation that we all need to prove our descent from Ruth Eveleth-Rice!

Surnames: RISINGER
Colleen (
Date: 22 Aug 2001

Looking for any information on Risinger.Mainly John Risinger born abt 1781. died abt 1855 in Champaine co. IL Lived in Homer. Married to Eve ? she died 1863 burried Homer IL. Thanks, Colleen

Surnames: RITCHEY
vic ritchie (
Date: 26 Aug 2000

Can any one help me with a search for a obit in the town of foosland. It will be in the early 1900`s,

Date: 16 Dec 2004

Earl Wright Robbins b 1820 New Jersey lived in Philo Village, Champaign Co. in 1870. He married (1) Hannah Gummere in Ohio (2) Phoebe A. Lowery ( ?) in Indiana (3) Elsie Warner Aug. 12, 1865 in Champaign Co., Illinois. His children were William G., b. Ohio ;Samuel, Phoebe, Enoch, Miranda, Lucretia, Emily/Emoline, Sarah, Ellen/Serina b. Clay Co., Indiana; and Elsie b. Illinois. Need date of death and place of burial of Earl W. Robbins/Robins and any information on his children.

Surnames: ROGERS
Steven Mays (
Date: 10 Feb 2002

I would like to get an obit for a Clarence Rogers who died Sunday July 24th, 1966 and is buried somewhere near Villa Grove, IL. I would be happy to pay for a copy of his obit. Steven Mays 215 S. 24th St., Mt. Vernon, IL. 62864

Russ (
Date: 24 Apr 2001

Looking for parents of: William M. Rogers (married Bell D. of Ireland) and sister Ruth Rogers Brown ( b: 9 Dec 1807; d: 13 Jan 1802, and married to George W. Brown of Homer, Champaign Co., IL).Both were residents of Champaign Co., IL after 1857, and both born in Fayette Co., PA. (Last name may be spelled Rodgers in older records.)

Ann H. Stewart (
Date: 07 Jan 2001

Searching for information on Otto Rohsenberger, a W.W. I veteran, native of Evansville, IN, who was living in Champaign in 1924 when his father, John Rohsenberger of Evansville, died. His mother was Hermina Schrader. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks. Ann H. Stewart

Surnames: RUSHER
Charlotte Polen (
Date: 31 May 2002

I am searching for Rusher's buried at Philo Cem. Is there a web site that has that info on-line? Lester Rusher is my grandfather. I also believe there are other Rusher's buried there. If anyone can help, it would be appreciated.

Surnames: RYE, YORK, GRAND
Reba Wooldridge (
Date: 17 Jan 2000

Searching for John H. York born 1855, near Urbana, Champaign Co., IL. Parents Jame York and Sarah Grand, came from Surry Co. NC. John H. York came to Kaufman Co. TX. and married Martha C. Rye and had five children. Nathan Wallace, Frances, Olive, Sarah and Johnny Lonzo. Latter left Martha and went back to Champaigh Co., Ill. and married childhood sweetheart and had 12 more children. Would love to hear anything.

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