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Surnames: WALLEN, KEELOR
Submitter:
Steve Wood ([email protected])
Date: 10 Dec 2001

I am looking for the family of Marian Wallen a member of the DAR.She was b Jan 1912 and d August 1978 in Urbana.I would like a copy of her obit.She is a decendent of Thomas Keelor Rev War Soldier. Any info would be great. Steve

Surnames: WALTER, BOYD
Submitter:
Joanne Sedriks ([email protected])
Date: 24 May 2001

William Walter (1833-1893/NY-Ill) m Sarah Boyd (1844-1942/IRE-Champ Co, IL) Siblings of Sarah Boyd were John Boyd (1830-1907), Ann Jane Boyd (1840-1908) (m Samuel Evans), Charles Boyd (1844-1942).

Surnames: WAPLES
Submitter:
Cindi Fernandez ([email protected])
Date: 17 Apr 2000

Am looking for information about William WAPLES, his wife Rebecca, and their two daughters Alice and Elizabeth that were enumerated in the 1850 Champaign County census. They resided in the Homer township. Specifically who was William's family and where did they come from? Any help is appreciated.

Surnames: WARTERS, HODGSON
Submitter:
dee ([email protected])
Date: 24 May 2000

Looking to connect with fellow researchers. Currently working on the family lines of Hodgson and Warters. The Warters and Hodgson families along with the Cooper families settled from Yorkshire England to Morgan co., IL before settling in Champaign co., IL. Both families were farmers.

Surnames: WEBB, PALMER
Submitter:
Joyce Palmer ([email protected])
Date: 24 Jul 2000

Looking for any information on the following families: Elbert Lee Webb - Tolono Illinois; Robert Lee Palmer - Champaign Illinois

Surnames: WEST, ANDERSON, TURNER, WILSON, MALONE
Submitter:
Michelle Roberts ([email protected])
Date: 01 Apr 2001

Looking for information on the WEST family. James Harvey West had the following children: Lois, 1905; Marietta, 1908; Elizabeth, 1912; Neva, 1916. His brother, Oliver Claude had the following kids: Owen, 1910; Helene, 1913, and Pauline, 1916. Their parents were James M. West and Mahala Anderson. They were living in Sidney in 1900 and 1920.

Surnames: WEST, HOBBS, SOMERHILL/SUMMERHILL/SUMMERVILLE, POOLE/POOL, CASTLE, WILKERSON, SORRELL, MANGUM
Submitter:
Vickie ([email protected])
Date: 07 Oct 2001

Thank you for any help.

Surnames: WEST, TURNER, ANDERSON
Submitter:
Michelle Roberts ([email protected])
Date: 31 Dec 2000

Looking for researchers working on James West and his wife, Mahala Annie Anderson. They had two sons, one of which was named Oliver. Mahala was born about 1855 to Harvey and Rachel Anderson and was one of 11 children. Mahala was born in Decatur, Indiana.

Surnames: WHITBY, CURRID
Submitter:
d stevens ([email protected])
Date: 12 Jan 2001

Looking for any relatives of Walter Clifford Currid mothers name Mary Jane Whitby Currid. He moved tto North Dakota in the early 1900's.Any info is appreciated

Surnames: WHITT, MARTIN
Submitter:
Renee ([email protected])
Date: 11 Nov 2000

I need any information on Ed WHITT and Marie MARTIN. Ed WHITT was born Feb.12,1906 in Savoy, Champaign Co. Marie F. MARTIN was born June 27, 1909 in Campbellsville, KY. Any information would be greatly appreciated! Renee

Surnames: WHITE, GALLAGHER
Submitter:
Jennifer Heer ([email protected])
Date: 20 May 2000

I am looking for any information regarding my maternal grandmother's family. My grandmother was born Catherine Grace White in June of 1894 to John Edward White and Mary Margaret? Gallagher. GGrandparents were married in Bloomington/Normal in 1890. I have been told that they were both from "Lace Curtain" Irish families, though John's mother did not believe that his new wife was good enough. In total, John and Mary had four children; Menard, Justina, Catherine, and De Chantel. I know that 3 of my great-grandmother's aunts were catholic nuns, and that she was forced to live with them part of her childhood. John E. White was b. 1862 in Bloomington-d.Chicago, IL in 1947, Mary was born in 1867 in Bloomington (lied about her age on all of her children's birth certificates, therefore her tombstone states the year 1875 as her birth year) she died in Chicago, Il in 1952. I have heard several stories about my great grandmother and how crazy she was, and how she insisted on going to dances with her son as her date, so she could supposedly have the life she didn't get a chance to have before she was married. All of their children came to Chicago, Il with her when she tried to leave her husband in about 1915. If any of this stuff sounds familiar in any way please contact me.

Surnames: WIENKE, ROTHERMEL
Submitter:
David Reinhardt ([email protected])
Date: 24 Oct 2001

Looking for information on the Wienke and Rothermel families in the Broadlands area of Champaign County. they mostly attended Immanuel Lutheran Church and are buried there. I have pages from a book with family histories that must be for Broadlands or Champaign County. There is a writeup on Friederic D. Wienke Family on page 206 of the book. I would like to get a copy of this book but do not know the title of the book. Any family still in the area should contact me.k

Surnames: WILDONER, HOFFMAN
Submitter:
Mary Baldwin ([email protected])
Date: 21 Apr 2001

WILDONER, SAMUEL - searching for any information about Samuel Wildoner or his wife Rachel Hoffman. He bought land in Champaign Co.& Champaign Twp. in 1856...

Surnames: WILEY, ROGERS, BAHER
Submitter:
teresa rogers ([email protected])
Date: 22 Apr 2003

I am looking for Charles Rogers the husband of Mary Ann Baher B:1887-1978 Born in Brown County Indiana, died in Ogden Illinios. I have been told that Charles was a town Marshal of Ogden Illinois. Mary also married John B. Wiley D: 1944. Mary had two children Harold Rogers and Bernard Rogers. I have nothing on Bernard Rogers. Can anyone help? With any of these names.

Surnames: WILLIAMS, NEESE, SHELDON, ROGERS, SANDERS, DUDERSTALT, SMITH, KAZCOR
Submitter:
Mike Williams ([email protected])
Date: 12 Feb 2002

Looking for information on and descendants of Charles Franklin Williams and Edith Neese. Charles was born 8/26/1874 in Pulaksi County, KY and died 11/6/1961 (possibly 11/16/1961) in Champaign or Urbana, IL. He owned a paint store in Champaign. He may be buried in Eastlawn Burial Park in Urbana. His parents were James Monroe Williams and Nancy Jane Ferrell of Crawfordsville, IN. According to an unknown Internet source, Edith was born 12/1/1878 in Fountain County, IN. Her parents were Samuel Neese and Phoebe Clodfelter. Edith Neese?s given names may have been Oprah Edith. Children were: 1. Doris Mabel (5/14/1902-9/26/1953). Possible spouses were Norman Sheldon and Rayer Rogers. Norman reportedly died in a plane crash in Michigan. 2. Cleo A. (9/28/1910-?). Middle name may have been Alene. Possibly still living. Spouses listed as Raymond Sanders, ? Duderstalt, and Russell Smith. 3. Phoebe J. (11/2/1916-?). Possibly still living. Spouse?s name listed as ? Kazcor.

Surnames: WILLIAMSON, WILLIAMS, MOONEY, NELSON, HARVILLE
Submitter:
MARIE BAYLES ([email protected])
Date: 29 Feb 2000

I am looking for the death date and death location of both William Frank Williamson and his wife Rebecca Mooney Williamson who were married in Piatt co. Illinois on 12-24-1865. William was born in Pickaway co., Ohio on 3-27-1840 and Rebecca was born in Madison co Ohio, date unknown....To this union one known child was born, Ann(a) Williamson. After Rebecca's death before 1878, William married Harriett "Hattie" Harville on May 28, 1878 in Piatt co...to this union 4 girls were born; Florence, Iva, Alma and Bertha... two of these girls lived to adulthood and married a John Williams and a Mr. Nelson. It's very possible that William Frank Williamson is not buried with his first wife, Rebecca, but with his second wife Hattie Harville Williamson in Champaign county somewhere. Does anyone know where their graves are?

Surnames: WILSON
Submitter:
Pat Morris ([email protected],)
Date: 28 Apr 2000

I'm looking for infromation about my grandfather,Thomas Wilson. I know he was born in Champaign, IL in the late 1800's he had three wifves not sure what month or day he was born the was a truck driver My father was his first son and was born in Omaha,NE any infromatiion will be of great help. Thank you

Surnames: WILSON
Submitter:
Harold W. Wilson ([email protected],com)
Date: 17 Jul 2002

Burial Lookup Please: Will someone with Cemetery Book for Champainge co., Please do a lookup for Lemuel WILSON, died 1855--1865. Thank you.

Surnames: WILSON
Submitter:
Harold W. Wilson ([email protected],com)
Date: 2 May 2003

Seeking info on Garrett Wilson. Found in 1880 US census, harwood Twp., in home of Henry Bhrends. Does anyone have 1890 or subsequent Census? Burial records? Other suggestions where to look?? Any info regarding Garrett welcome. Thanks.

Surnames: WILSON, DEWEY, LAMBERTON
Submitter:
Harold W. Wilson ([email protected])
Date: 31 Jan 2001

I am seeking information on Louis (Lewis) Bartlett Wilson who was reportedly living in Harwood, Champaign Co., in 1878, when he married Mary Ann Lamberton, in Paxton, Ford Co. Probate papers, dated 1874, indicate his residence is Ford County. He was b. in 1853, Clark Co., MO. Parents were Lemuel Wilson and Frances Jane Dewey. All information appreciated.

Surnames: WILSON, GREEN, MCCOSKEY
Submitter:
Sydne McCoskey ([email protected])
Date: 02 Apr 2000

I am looking for information on John Thomas Wilson who was married to Jane Green. They were living in Champaign in 1880. Their children wee Thomas, William, Nancy and Semira. Thanks to all for the help and time. Sydne McCoskey - [email protected]

Surnames: WILSON, PETERS, BURRISS/BURRESS, BALLARD, ALEXANDER
Submitter:
Curtis D. Burress ([email protected])
Date: 18 Jul 2002

I am searching for information about my gr.gr.gr.grandfathers grandson, Thomas Holman Wilson b. 1820 d. 1904 and buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Sidney, IL. He had a son named William, another son and two daughters. He had three wives" 1.Mary Peters, 2. Mary Ballard, & 3. Minerva Alexander, who is supposed to be buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, also. Thomas was born in Lewis County, KY and his mother's name was Deborah "Debe" Burriss Wilson. A granddaughter also settled in Champaign County. Her name was Mary Ann Wilson and she married Samuel M. Peters. Thank you. Curtis D. Burress, [email protected]

Surnames: WILSON, SCATTERDAY
Submitter:
Harold W. Wilson ([email protected])
Date: 15 Aug 2001

I am seeking information regarding Jane A. Wilson who married John S. Scatterday, in Champaign Co., in 1870.Also interested in John Scatterday and their descendant. Believe Jane is sister to my Great Grandfather.Do not have much on family, but will share what I have.Any information will be MUCH appreciated. Hard family to research!

Surnames: WOLFE, ROBINSON, ALLISON
Submitter:
Mary Hardy ([email protected])
Date: 27 Feb 2001

Looking for info for Harvey Edward Wolfe, b. 1864 in Crawford Co., IL. Married Viviah Robinson 1893 in Champaign Co. His parents were William Hanford and Catherine (Allison) Wolfe. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: WRIGHT, ROBINSON, ALLISON
Submitter:
Nora J. Barr ([email protected])
Date: 21 Apr 2015

I am seeking information on James and Sarah Wright who lived in Mahomet, Champaign County according to the 1850 Federal census. James listed himself as aged 45 years and having been born in Tennessee. Sarah listed herself as aged 41 and having been born in Indiana. I believe they were married in Spencer County, Indiana before 1827 and moved to Champaign County between 1844 and 1847 (based on the ages of the children listed on the census.

There my be a familial connection with Isaac and Matilda Wright (listed on the 1860 census) as one of James' and Sally's sons Hardin was working as a farm laborer for Isaac.

I have been successful in following child Harrison (my great great grandfather) but have hit a brick wall in finding information on James' and Sally's parents. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Nora Barr
Sparks, Nevada




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