Boone County Queries

Boone County Queries


Return to Boone County Homepage

Jerry Harrison Wed Jan 1 13:48:51 1997
Hi, I am researching the family of Albert E. LOCKE, b. 10/25/1834 Rockingham, Windham, VT, son of Cyrus LOCKE and Randilla THAYER, d. 10/25/1863 Vicksburg, MS (he was in the Civil War), m. Emma P. SACKETT of Garden Prairie, Boone, IL. They had Alberta E. LOCKE, b. 6/25/1863 in Garden Prairie. Did they have other children? Did Emma remarry? Did Alberta live to adulthood and marry? Thanks for any help.

Pat MacKenzie Mon Jan 20 11:11:36 1997
Searching for James M. Hewitt, born 1856 Ogle County, Il, son of Amberson Hewitt and Eliza Ann Wood. Resided in Boone County in 1889. Thank you

Douglas V. Smith Tue Feb 4 14:25:26 1997
Searching for death and burial dates and places of David and Amanda (WOODRUFF) MORSE who are said by the Woodruff genealogy to have been in Belvidere in the early 1850's. Douglas V. Smith, Box 65, Sharon, VT 05065 or e-mail to

Steve Jennings Wed Feb 5 19:58:33 1997
Compiling history of Swisher descendants and information regarding this surname would be appreciated. Can help with origins of many Swisher/Switzer families.

Barbara Andersen Sat Feb 15 19:15:38 1997
Bennett,Charles and wife Ellen Reynolds raised their family of 11 children in Belvidere,Boone, Co. from the 1870's to even now there are family members in Boone, Co. Ellen Reynolds father was Edward H. Reynolds born in W. Taghkanic, NY. Charles Bennett's father was James Bennett who was an early settler of Boone in the mid 1840's Anyone researching any of these families please contact me.(these are my 3 & 4 gr. grandparents)

Martha K. Smith Sun Mar 23 07:23:32 1997
Any information on John D. SHEA/SHAY family residing in Boone Co., IL, in 1865 and found in Boone Co., IL, in 1870 census. John D. SHEA, b. ca. 1840 IRE, d. unknown; m. Mary CAFFARY/CAFFERY/CAFFREY, b. ca. 1842 IRE, d. unknown. Children: (1) Jeremiah SHEA, b. ca. 1858 IL, d. unknown; (2) Richard SHEA, b. ca. 1861 IL, d. unknown; Dennis SHEA, b. ca. 1864 IL, residing in Lake Co., IN, in 1920, d. unknown; (4) Terrance Daniel SHEA, b. Oct 1865, Poplar Grove, Boone Co., IL, d. Oct. 1921, Hammond, Lake Co., IN, m. bef. 1891 Ada Belle/Bella MILLARD; (5) John SHEA, b. ca. 1869 IL, d. unknown; (5) Mary Jane SHEA, b. ca. 1873 Iowa, d. June, 1955, Alameda Co., CA.

Donald George Voss Fri Mar 28 16:48:10 1997
Trying to contact relatives of my ancestors who settled in Boone County, ILL. Surnames being researched include: Postlethwaite, Stevenson, Heath, Lautherbach and Tripp. All or most came to Boone County and settled near Bonus Prairie or Garden Prairie about 1840. I'm particularly interested in genealogical information concerning brothers, Edward and Loudy Stevenson, and a document called "Will Heath's Story" from the late 1800s or early 1900s. I'm a direct descendant from Loudy Stevenson and James, Thomas, and Hayes William Postlethwaite of that area. Thanks for posting something to me. Threads are fewer and fewer as the years pass by. I have some stuff on the Stevensons from Baltimore County, MD and some on the Postlethwaites from Kirkby Ireleth, England. Donald George Voss 1313 Main Street Union Grove, WI 53182 (414) 878-5070 <>

Beverly Helton Sat Mar 29 14:22:06 1997
HARPER, Joseph Wilson (Col.) I am seeking more information about Col. HARPER'S parents. I also would like to know more about Frances Agnes ALLEN, his wife. I will be happy to share HARPER information. Beverly Helton

Scotty Roberge Mon Apr 7 18:04:48 1997
Surname LOCKIE, Alexander Lockie, born 1809 in Scotland. He married Ellen MAGILL and they lived in Caledonia, Boone co. Alexander died in 1876 and is buried in Argyle Cemetery. His wife, Ellen MAGILL, came from Ireland to NY. Her father was my ggggrandfather. If Lockie is a family name, and Alex. rings a bell, please give me a call. Scotty

Diane Bassette Nelson Sat Apr 12 17:10:11 1997
I am trying to find the parents of Ira W Sheffer. One source lists his father as Ari and his brother as Uriah Sheffer or Shaver. Uriah is listed on an 1860-62 military census in Flora. The W may stand for Wilder. Ira's mother may have died in 1860, so I am looking for any information on the family. Diane Bassette Nelson

Peter Stevens Thu Apr 24 11:52:03 1997
I am searching for family information on CHARLES ALBERT STEVENS who married ANNABELL VANDEWALKER 12,1908 Her father was Ziel Vandewalker and her grand father was Henry Vandewalker all of Belvidere, IL 1850

Jerry L. Sanner Fri May 23 13:09:22 1997
RANDALL, Hiram & Lucy came to Boone co., Illinois c1853 from Delaware co., NY. Lucy died in Boone co., Hiram went on to Minnesota. Sons; John E. & Orrin - one of the dau.s Delia Ranfall m. a RYDER/RIDER.

Russell D. Crouch Fri Jun 20 00:26:40 1997
I would like to have information on the birth of Russell Vivian Crouch, born July 31, 1906 in Belvidere. I need to confirm that this was in fact his place of birth as listed in his obituary.

Adele Turner Sun Jun 22 13:26:40 1997
I am trying to obtain Probated Wills for the following: Page 11-Berry, Charles H. (Box134) #2314E Page 44-Erbentraut, Frank G. Sr. (box 245) #3964E Page 44-Erbentraut, Augusta (box 272) #4311 E Page 43-Erbentraut, Gottfried (Box 66) #1319CE Page 71-Hutchison, Joseph (Box 259) #4088C Page 71-Hutchison, Joseph (Box 388) #5486A

Karin Marie Kirsch Fri Jun 27 11:50:12 1997
John and Anne (Burrill) Osborne family moved to Boone Co. from Rhode Island sometime after their wedding in 1845. Their oldest son was born there in 1849. I haven't found them on census. They moved to Perry Co. IN by 1851. Appreciate any news; will share info. Karin Marie Kirsch

Martin Cretin Sun Jul 6 13:12:06 1997
Looking for information on Asa Rudd who died in Belvidere, Boone County on December 23, 1903.

John Laird Mon, 21 Jul 1997 01:38:59 -0400 (EDT)
BLODGETT, VANOECKER. James Blodgett and his brother-in-law Peter Vanoecker, both moved from New York to LeRoy Township about 1845. Peter's wife was Hepsiah and his son Joseph. James had a large family and other brothers in the region. Anyone working on this family I would love to exchange information with. Please email

Dawn Tofflemire Collins Sun Aug 10 10:35:08 1997
I am searching for any information on Tofflemires in Boone or Winnebago counties. I especially would like to hear from any one with information on John Tofflemire and Mary Stewart, and their children. I am especially wanting any information on Joseph Tofflemire married to Harriet Hoskins in 1855.

Darrel Newell Wed, 13 Aug 1997 15:46:03
My ancestor, George W. NEWELL, arrived with his family from Tioga County, New York in 1858. They settled near Garden Prairie and lived there until George W. died, I believe in 1886. A listing of family members and other information on George Newell such as his parent's names would be appreciated.

Judy Holthaus Tue Aug 19 07:19:32 1997
Trustrum/Trustum Dodge...I discovered Trustum & Adaline Harvery were married Marengo, Ill. Nov. 27, 1851, and not 1855. Their oldest recorded child was Adelia Dodge born March 26, 1853. I do not know if she was born Marengo, Ill. Any information would be great.

Helen Cooper Fri 5 Sep 1997 16:46:48
I am searching for the name KNIGHT in Boone County. If you can help out it would b greatly appreciated.

Raymond E. Bassett We are presently researching the name of Harvey Bassett, who was born around 1835 in Grafton, N.Y. and died in 1909 in Peoria. He lived a short time in the Belvidere area. They had six children that we know of: the 3 older children were born in Troy N.Y. area. Ida Isabel 1856-1907, Arthur Ensign 1857-1932, Clarence William 1861-1896, Minnie Eunice born 1863, died in 1937, Darius E. born in Belvidere 1865-6, died 1928, Lillian born in Belvidere Jan. 1872, died in California 1960. According to the Boone Co. 1870 Census they lived in Belvidere area. By 1880 Harvey was divorced from a Mary Coonradt. She remained in Belvidere area with her children. Later, she married a Benjamin Brock. We feel that they remained in the area and both are dead now and we think they may be buried there in one of the cemeteries. Would appreciate any information on this family, including children would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Raymond E.

Carol L. Franklin Sat Sep 6 20:59:44 1997
LUNDGREN/ ALM /HEDWIG Searching for Carl LUNDGREN, m. Hedwig ALM (?) Known children: Bernard LUNDGREN, b. 1896 Victor R. LUNDGREN, or Robert Victor LUNDGREN Elmer LUNDGREN Cena (two of the boys are twins) Bernard LUNDGREN, m. Olga Ida C. BORK.(both b. 1896) Children: Marion, E, m. REED Dorothy E.,b. 1918 in Belvidere, m. HEUER Bernice H., m. WILLIS If anyone has any information, please, I'd love to hear from you. Carol L. Franklin

Tom Bailey Mon Sep 8 18:42:59 1997
My great grandparents, Frank Gustav PERSON and Carolina ANDERSON, both from Sweden, were married on November 11, 1885 in Boone County. They eventually made their way to a homestead in Eddy County, North Dakota. I don't know how long they might have resided in Illinois. Any info would be greatly appreciated

David L. Dickman Thu Sep 11 14:02:20 1997
Any information related to my DOYLE kin would be appreciated. None of the information below is certain, based on census data and verbal family history. 1. William DOYLE was born between 1810 and 1819 in County Carlow, Ireland. He resided in 1850 in Bombay, NY. He immigrated between 1853 and 1860 to Belvidere, Boone, IL. He died on Sep 9 1878 in Belvidere, Boone, IL. He was a Farmer. Mary EGAN was born about 1810 in County Carlow, Ireland. She died after 1852 in Bombay, NY. William DOYLE and Mary EGAN had the following children: 2 i. John N DOYLE was born on Jul 26 1842. He served in the military in 1862. He died on Apr 6 1862. 3 ii. Henry J DOYLE was born on Jul 23 1848/49 in Canada or NY. He died on Feb 27 1872 in Belvidere, IL. [I believe that he died of wounds acquired while serving in the Civil War.] +4 iii. Mary Ellen DOYLE. 4. Mary Ellen DOYLE was born on Oct 10 1852 in Bombay, NY. She died on Jul 3 1918 in Omaha, NE. She was married to Thomas David Stout CAREY (son of ? CAREY and Mary Elizabeth STOUT) on Nov 16 1878 in St John RC Church, Chicago, Cook Co, Ill. Thomas David Stout CAREY was born on Jul 17 1852 in (Elizabeth, NJ ?) He died on Feb 18 1922 in Omaha, NE. He was Roman Catholic until about 1880. He was an Ornamental Iron Worker. They six children.

Raymond E. Bassett" Sat, Sep 13 1997 18:29:50

We are presently researching the name of Harvey Bassett, who was born around 1835 in Grafton, N.Y. and died in 1909 in Peoria. He lived a short time in the Belvidere area. They had six children that we know of: the 3 older children were born in Troy N.Y. area. Ida Isabel 1856-1907, Arthur Ensign 1857-1932, Clarence William 1861-1896, Minnie Eunice born 1863,died in 1937, Darius E. born in Belvidere 1865-6, died 1928, Lillian born in Belvidere Jan. 1872, died in California 1960. According to the Boone Co. 1870 Census they lived in Belvidere area. By 1880 Harvey was divorced from a Mary Coonradt. She remained in Belvidere area with her children. Later, she married a Benjamin Brock. We feel that they remained in the area and both are dead now and we think they may be buried there in one of the cemetaries. Would appreciate any information on this family, including children would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Raymond E. Bassett: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 21:15:15

I am looking for information on the Heiderman,( Hyderman, Hedeman) They lived in Belvidere and Garden Praire. The Heiderman's first came Boone County in 1850. Would you have any information on this family or know how I could get some information? I am looking for Dietrick Heidermans desendants. His daughter Maggie married Andrew Kropp 10 Oct 1895, Minnie married August Frank Builte 7 Aug 1906 1906, Rose married Frank Gahlbeck 29 Dec. 1906. Robert, Dietricks son, was living in Marengo when Dietrick died in 1903. How could I find out information about Robert? Thank you for your time. I would appreciate any help. Tamara Mecham (MRS EVIE K BRESETTE) Mon, 22 Sep 1997 16:48:14

I am researching my Leonard family. Strong Leonard was a brother to Addison Leonard who lived in Kensoha, WI. They were both sons of Job Strong Leonard and Betsy (Robbins) Walker

and both were born in Grandville, Washington CO,NY. I descend from Addison Leonard. He and his brother were in the War of 1812 and claimed lands in their respective new states from the Land Bounty Act. Strong Leonrd gave a deposition for his brother in his pension record. I am trying to learn more about Strong Leonard and his family in Boone CO,IL. I beieve he had a son Sylvestor. Evie Bresette

Joyce Tue, 30 Sep 1997 20:20:38

Subject: Brennaman, Bremmeman, Bremmerman, etc.--I am trying to locate a Brennaman family, father was John Brennaman, mother was Nancy Bunch from Kentucky. One of their children's name was John Wesley who married a Josephine Emerick. Their first child was Lue Ann and she was born on July 20, 187, in Wayne County, so I assume they were in Boone County sometime before that. If you can help shed any light on this or where I might write to get some marriage dates, I would really appreciate it. Thanks very much for your help. Joyce McGaughey (Ken Woodall) Sat, 11 Oct 1997 07:05:44

Subject: boone co, il surnames

CLARK, ROLISON : Fri, 31 Oct 1997 16:13:31

Grummon Bible--I am researching the Grummon family and George Homer Grummon is the son of myGG-grandfather, Horace B. Grummon. George Homer is buried in the Belvidere Cemetery and Horace is buried in the Cherry Valley Cemetery, as is Sidney Grummon. I am wondering if there are any inscriptions in the Bible or anything that might tell me Horace's parents names. Thank you for your help and time.--Susan Grummon

Robert C Towne Mon, 03 Nov 1997 08:48:17

I am looking for marriage information for my G-Grandmother Cyrena SPENCER, a twin of Cyrenus SPENCER, born 1847 parents were Darius & Anna (WALKER) from Green (Chenango Co) NY Grandfather was Jesse fron New England. Cyrena married Rush Clark COLE about 1868 had a son Alexander who was born abt 1869 and appears to have died before 1880. There also was a child by the name of Eddie ORTH who lived with this family in the 1880 census was listed as stepson?. Have some other information on these families would share with others if so desired. Thank you! Robert C Towne, 5461 S 25th Street, Milwaukee WI 53221-3715;

Lee Workman Tue, 11 Nov 1997 18:50:44

I am searching for family of Joshua WILLIAMSON who came to Boone County in 1852. m.Mary Neff.

Children of the marriage:

James R.-b.1823; John N.-b.1831; William M .-b.1833; Mary Anne.-b.1838; Samuel H.-b.1838; Thomas E.-b.1842; Mariah-b.1846; Alexander l.-b.1848. Three of the boys (James, Samuel and Thomas) served in the 105th Infantry, Company "G" during the Civil War. Would appreciate ANY information. Thank you for your time. Lee

"Colleen" Fri, 14 Nov 1997 11:06:44

Lois RUSSELL born Oct or Dec 1809 Danville, VT, Married Samual Clark Cochran 28 Mar 1844 Belvidere ILL, died 1885 Guthrie Center, Boone Co. Iowa and buried Bloods Point, Belvidere, IL. Father of Lois RUSSELL Is Ebenezer RUSSELL born 1765 , married Jerusha Parker 1791 Essex, Mass, both buried Danville, VT. ( I am looking for any siblings of Lois and a pedigree of her parents. ) Lois RUSSELL and Samual COCHRAN had children John b-1829 Maine, Andrew J. b-1837 Maine, Wilson Clark (Eben W.) b-1847 Belvidere IL, Asenath

J. b-1846 Belvidere IL, Sara A. b-1849 Belvidere IL, Melvian b-1853 Belvidere IL. Thanks for anyone who can help. Colleen Nickerson

Charles Stowe <> Mon, 9 Feb 98 08:49:14

Thomas MITCHELL is said to be from Pennsylvania, possibly born there. Thomas settled in Belvidere, Boone Co., IL, ca. 1847, his wife is not known. Thomas had 2 sons: Samuel MITCHELL lived in Green Co., WI in 1847 and Peter MITCHELL, b. abt 1829 in Fayette or Lancaster Co., PA. Peter was in Ontonagon Co., MI in 1850 at age 21. Peter married Laura E. FIELDS on 9 Feb 1853 in Ontonagon Co., MI. Peter died in Detroit, MI in either 1908 or 1918. I have info on Peter MITCHELL that I will share but I really need information about Thomas and Samuel MITCHELL. Caroline EMMONS is Peter MITCHELLs mother-in-law. Charles Stowe, 18003 Vintage Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95949

Wayne Linderman Fri, 13 Feb 1998 12:51:52 EST

Looking for info on William Linderman b.1783 d. apr 12, 1855 Manchester Boone Co IL. to prove he is the father of Cornelius Linderman b. JL 30,1823 Tompkins Co. NY d. May 1 1864 Vicksburg MS. Need to prove right as Son of American Revelution. Thanks for any help. Wayne Linderman

David J Webb <> Thu, 26 Feb 1998 10:06:20

Looking for ancestors and descendants of Lewis J. WING (1809-1899), who lived in Boone County from about 1847-1864, then in Winnebago County until he died. Would like to correspond with anyone who has evidence of  his Delaware County, NY roots, or who would like to communicate regarding descendants.

David J. WEBB, 3920 Dunlavy #12, Houston, TX 77006 Thu, 5 Mar 1998 10:43:43 -0500 (EST)

ATKINSON, Robert, m. 1809 to Isabella HOBSON in Lancashire Eng. Moved to New London, Canada, then moved to Boone Co. Need immigration, death, etc. on this family. Known children: Joseph and perhaps two daughters. I have Lancashire Parish Records on their marriage.

Charlene Kolterman <> Fri, 20 Mar 1998 12:20:23

Looking for the parents of Elizabeth LUSHER, born in Boone County, ILL, on 12 Dec. 1858. I think she may have had a brother named John. Do not know their parents. This family ended up in Nebraska. Any information is very much appreciated!! Charlene Kolterman/Norfolk, NE

William B. Fagerstrom" <> Fri, 20 Mar 1998 14:29:05

Looking to share information on the SINDERSON family. Brothers John and Joe were millers in Belvidere in 1851-1868. Joe, his son George and John's son Charles were millers in Chemung 1868+. Charles and wife Frances moved to Rockford in 1880 and had children Georgia, Blanche, John and Grace. William B. Fagerstrom

Audrey Sever Sun, 29 Mar 1998 14:01:11

I am researching the following names: KLAAS, REWOLDT, FRANKLIN, STEVENSON, BROWNE. My ancestor Loudy was an early settler with his brother Edward Stevenson, and also Odin Browne. I would appreciate any help, and am willing to share anything I have. Audrey A. Klaas Sever; P.O. Box 272; Granby, Massachusetts-01033-0272

Chris & Linda Fri, 17 Apr 1998 18:58:35

George Washington Kellogg was born on 1 Aug 1864 in Ill (possibly Boone county). We believe he was an orphan at a young age. Later he married Sarah Ellen Shupert and they had the following children: Guy, Ernest, George, Paul, Nina, and Pearl. We are trying to find the names of his parents. We do not have a birth record. Any information is appreciated. Thanks in advance. Chris & Linda

Rex Clement Fri, 17 Apr 1998 09:02:02

I am searching the descendants of Stoddard STOW. I have iformation on both his ancestors and descendants. My name is Rex Clement. Rex Clement; GEN-BOOK; 2105 Country Lane; Auburn, CA 95603-9735

Ph. 530-889-8801, Home Page

Betty Sullivan Tue, 21 Apr 1998 06:14:20

I am researching BLOOD and LUCAS families in early Boone county, Flora and Belvidere Towhships. Arthur BLOOD built the first two log cabins in Flora township, 1836. A large amount of land was purchased by Arthur, Abel, and Moses BLOOD, along with their cousins Abel, Horace, and other LUCAS brothers, and nephews.

Phyll 5061 Tue, 21 Apr 1998 02:16:13

Heffernan, James - Belvidere - 1860 Census - wife and 4 children

Gary Schultz, Jr Wed, 22 Apr 1998 21:50:55

I am writing to request any information you may have on Alvin Schultz (deceased) or his family. Information I have is that I believe he was born in 1922, he was raised in rural Belvidere, married Irene (Grizwold) Schultz, and had one son -Gary. He lived in rural Belvidere until 1955, at which time the family moved to Greenwood, Wisconsin. By the way, both Irene and Gary are still living. I am Gary, jr. If you are able to find information, please send to me, I am attempting to create a family history.Thank You, Gary Schultz, Jr; 980 Old Hwy 51 #3; Mosinee WI 54455

Bobby Dobbins Title Sun, 26 Apr 1998 00:44:29

Subject: STEVENS, COREY, LOOP, CRANDALL, HURLBUT, SPERRY--Looking for descendants of George A. & Lucy COREY STEVENS who are buried in Belvidere Cemetery in Belvidere, Boone Co., IL. Daughter Pamelia STEVENS m James L. LOOP, dau Serena STEVENS m Lucien L. CRANDALL, dau Sophronia STEVENS m Gen. Stephen A. HURLBUT, dau Lucy Jane STEVENS m Anson SPERRY, son CHESTER DANA STEVENS m Ellen Madden and son George Clinton STEVENS m Harriet TRUESDELL. Chester is my g-g-grandfather. Will share information. at

Robert Stone Tue, 28 Apr 1998 07:02:28


Searching Boone County, Illinois for Stone ancestors. Brothers Israel (1797-1874) and Elias Stone (1802-1875) born Ontario/Monroe Co. New York, came to Belvidere in 1836 and 1840. Both wives died: Israel's : Paulina Blood Stone in 1839; Elias's Aurilla Hawley d. 1847; Israel m (2) Eliza Rue. Israel left for Wisc. in 1850. Elias m. (2) Laura ?; m (3) Sophronia Martin. Left for Calif 1851. First wives buried in Belvidere Cem.

Robert D. Stone, 8242 Shirley Ave; Reseda, CA 91335;

Lesley Tue, 05 May 1998 18:31:39

Porter/Pyng/Winerals/LaneI am looking into the family of Thomas Wm. Porter, b. 1803, Norfolk, England, d. 1882, Boone Co. He married Charlotte LANE in 1825, Norfolk, England. They came to Boone Co. in 1838. They had the following children: Thom. Wm., Jr.; Henry; Charlotte; Anna Maria; Robert; James Winerals; Elizabeth; Washington; and Frederick. I am trying to find out if he had a brother that came to Illinois as well, for my friend says he is descended from Thomas W. Porter's parents, but not Thomas' offspring. He is descended from a Robert (Percival) Porter, b. abt 1840?, Illinois?, d. 1917? in England. He was a journalist, and had first been married to Ellin Freeman of Chicago. I think he had two sons, Edward and Robert Winerals, b. abt 1876, Rockford?, Ill. Ring any bells? Thanks for your time. Lesley

Jack Murray Fri, 08 May 1998 21:06:24

Searching for Stephen RYAN wife Catherine Casey my have move down to Boone in 1870-1880's from Briggsville Wisconsin a girl Elizabteh b 1862 married my grand father Daniel Murray. Thanks Jack

Beverly Helton Sat, 9 May 1998 18:10:58

ALLEN, Darwin W., (a prominent citizen of Belvidere in the late 1800s) b. in Oneida Co. NY. He died in Belvidere, IL August 22, 1905. I would like to know his parents' names. Would I be able to get a death certificate for him? I am particularly wanting to know his parents' names. I have a copy of an obituary, but it does not give his parents names.He had a nephew, D. G. ALLEN from Foreston, Ogle Co., IL. Beverly Helton

Beverly Helton Sat, 9 May 1998 21:40:58

HARPERS in Boone Co. Are you a descendant of one of the following Harper families?

Jerome HARPER m. Moriah CALVIN,
Orlando HARPER m. Sally CAMERON,
George HARPER,
Lucy W. HARPER m. Theordore BUCK,
Adaline HARPER m. Leroy BENSON,
Esther HARPER m. Ralph RIX,
Joseph W. HARPER m. Frances Agnes ALLEN.

If you have any relationship to any of the above families, please write me and we can share information. I am a great grandaughter of Joseph W.HARPER. Beverly Helton in AZ

Linda Thorpe  Thu, 14 May 1998 08:38:01
I have found my husband's gggg grandfather, John Thorp, on the 1850 census in Boone County. Living with him were his son, Alfred b. 1833 in New York, new wife Julia and baby daughter, Edna, born in Boone Co. in abt. 1848. There is an entry on a marriage index for John Thorp and Julia Hinman on Oct. 1, 1846 in Boone County. There is also an entry for an Edward Thorp (I suspect he's John's brother) who married Phebe Ellsworth on Jan. 29, 1846. I would like copies of the original records for both of those, if they exist. (It's possible that Phebe died in Boone Co. around late 1846 to early 1850's. Maybe there is a cemetery record for her.) I also have found land purchase entries for John & Edward in Boone County in Aug. & Oct. 1844. I would like to get copies of the purchase & sale deeds. I have the exact dates & locations of the land. They both were in Fayette County, Iowa by 1860. John is supposedly on the 1852 state census for Iowa. I couldn't find Edward on the 1850 Boone Co. census so maybe he went to Iowa before John. Linda Thorpe;Auburn, WA

GHGRoots Sun, 17 May 1998 20:47:43

Looking for Children of Philemon Green b1828 Evans, Erie Co. Ny d Aug 07, 1880 Capron, Boone Co. IL M Aug 8, 1855 to Mary Deliah Coller b 1835, NY d Nov 11, 1906 Fond du Lac, WI

1.Rena Green No info at all**2.Harriet Green B 1861 N**3.Ellen Green B 1871 Probably in Boone Co.-**4.Rose Adella Green b May 24, 1858 NY d Aug 5, 1936 Allison, Butler Co. IA M to Josiah Frederick Bate**5.Etta Green B Jan 29, 1870 Ilinois d In Iowa M to ---------Pos**6.Charles H. Green B Sept 13, 1872 D March 31, 1950 Fergus Falls, MN.

Gordon H. Green

R B Larson Wed, 20 May 1998 09:17:01

Subject: Marriage records for Boone County

Do you have a marriage record for Peter Peterson (Haslerud) and (Gunnhild?) Cornelia (Aslaksdaughter) (Anderson) (Teigen). Married 5 Jan.1853 in the Town of Loery, Boone County, Illinois. In the spring of 1853 they moved to Fillmore County, Minnesota where Peter founded the small town of Peterson. I am most interested in what name Peter's wife went by. This is important to verify where she came from. These Norwegians changed their names at the drop of a hat. Thanks, Bruce Larson

SherrieBry Sat, 23 May 1998 11:42:46

I am researching NASH in Belevidere.

Maggie Bailey Thu, 23 Apr 1998 13:56:51

I am looking for cousins that resised in Belvidere, Boone county about 1920. Bertha COXWELL married a HAINES, believe his first name might have been Fred. Had at least two children, Daisy and Leon. ANY information about them will be very helpful. Thank you, Maggie Bailey

James Welch Sat, 23 May 1998 19:26:07

Looking for any information on Charles H. WELCH, born 1839 in Ostego, NY, the brother of my husband's great-grandfather (William Pringle WELCH). Charles H. WELCH married Esther CRITTENDEN who was born in Boone County, May 1845. Her parents, Philander CRITTENDEN and Maria L. (Williams) CRITTENDEN were natives of Ohio who moved to Boone County. Charles H. WELCH and his parents William Valentine WELCH and Lucy (Pringle) WELCH were reported to have owned several farms in Boone County in the 1850s and 1860s. Thank you, Cori Welch --

Mike Collins Sun, 24 May 1998 08:56:35

I am trying to locate information on Mary E. Boone who was known to have lived in Flora (interestingly enough, in Boone Co.) in 1926. Mary was listed in the probate papers of Thomas Edward Brown of Jefferson Co., IL as "heir-at-law." She is the only one listed on the papers without mention of a relationship to Thomas. All others are listed as sister, brother, niece, nephew and one cousin. I suspect she must be a niece or cousin. Boone may have been Mary's married name. Possible maiden names: Brown, Vance, Lowery, Patterson, Thomas

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also I am curious as to the history of the naming of Boone Co. Thank you, so much, for your help. Pam Collins Orange, CA

Charlene Kolterman Sun, 24 May 1998 22:06:50

Subject: BOONE County Surnames--I am researching: LUSHER; Charlene Kolterman

Maryl Mon, 25 May 1998 18:45:36

Subject: SULLIVAN, Eugene; Kenmare,Co Kerry > Belvidere,Boone Co ca. 1855 I'm researching the family of Eugene SULLIVAN Sullivan, Eugene William b. ABT. 1837 in Templenoe Parish, Reen, Kenmare, Kerry d. 1 Aug 1886 Eugene's son Roger was born on South State Street, Belvidere in 1861. Boetius from Plankinton, S.D. (Eugene's son) paid taxes on a lot with a building on it in 1887. This location was later the Harnish McCarton Building and now (1979) houses a knitting shop. Eugene William Sullivan and Mary O'Sullivan (Roger) were married in St. James Church in Belvidere, IL in about 1859. Their children were:

----------child: Sullivan, Boetious Henry (1859 - 1910)
----------child: Sullivan, Roger Charles (1861 - 1920)
----------child: Sullivan, John J. (~1862 - 1941)
----------child: Sullivan, Catherine "Kate" (1863 - 1899)
----------child: Sullivan, Eugene William Jr. (~1865 - ~1911)
----------child: Sullivan, Mark J. (1866 - 1915) ----------child: Sullivan, Maurice (1868 - 1879) ----------child: Sullivan, Mary B. (1870 - ~1955) ----------child: Sullivan, Francis J. (1874 - 1941) Some of the family are buried at St James Catholic Church cemetery. Would the church have any records on this family -- marriage, baptism, burial, etc? Thanks for any help. Maryl More info on my webpage:

William MacKay Wed, 27 May 1998 19:35:36

Please submit the following surnames for research: Boutwell, Murray.

Thanks so much !!! William Mac Kay.

Richard Sat, 30 May 1998 20:54:17

ELLINGSON, OLSON, HALVERSON seeking info on Ellen Ellingson b 2/71836 settled in manchester township 1860 with family (Christian, Kari, Christian,Ragnild)Ellen married Halvor Olson around 1865 had 4 kids - Caroline b. 1866, john b.1869 Andrew b.1874 Henry b 1880. as of 1920 census Andrew still there under Halverson name. Seek info on this family to complete Aaby research--Richard --

Maryl Sat, 30 May 1998 19:41:39

My ancestors Eugene and Mary Sullivan came to Belvidere from Ireland about 1855. They were married in the Belvidere area. Eugene's brother Boetius and Eugene were traveling salesmen between Belvidere and Janesville, WI. The family is buried at St James Catholic Cemetery. I'm copying some of my notes on them below. More info is available on my webpage:

Eugene came to US probably about 1855-1860 because he was married in US and living in Belvidere with 2 sons by 1861. Eugene was a section hand on the railroad and later worked in a saloon, as a tax collector, and a peddler with his brother Boetius selling Kenmare linen and lace from a wagon between Belvidere and Janesville, WI.

RCS was born on South State Street, Belvidere in 1861. Boetius from Plankinton, S.D. (Eugene's son) paid taxes on a lot with a building on it in 1887. This location was later the Harnish McCarton Building and now (1979) houses a knitting shop. Bessie and Emmett Sullivan (Belvidere historians no relation to us) said that their impression was that the Sullivans had a sort of tavern or pub and the family ran it themselves and lived above it. Main Street, HSMcK has a picture in her papers.

Bessie showed HSMcK city waterworks corner of Whitney and Meadow and Locust and said first Sullivan (Eugene's) home was here. Maryl has a picture of this house.

Excerpt from E B Sullivan, Jr's notes: (the rest is on my webpage) My father, Eugene Boetious Sullivan, Sr., was born in 1869 in Belvidere at about the present location of the historical museum on Whitney Street. When he was very young (he was the first child), the family moved to a farm in Spring Township, Boone County, just north of Fern Hill. The farmhouse was a log cabin, which was, I assume, quite common at the time, the early 1870's, scarcely fifty years after the coming of the first settlers to this area.

My father told of waking up in the mornings, during winter, with snow on the bed clothes. The family moved back to Belvidere and then moved again to the same farm, apparently after a relatively short time. It seems that my father spent most of his life, until grown up some time later, on the farm. Grandpa bought the farm, but I don't know whether it was when they first moved there or at some later time. The one hundred eleven acre farm was not as small for those days as it would be today. Seven children were born: Eugene, Timothy, John, Mary, Henry, Joe and little Rose, who died at the age of three.

Craig Adams Sun, 31 May 1998 15:51:26

I am searching for information about the ADAMS family of BOONE COUNTY, IL c. 1800 to present or before. WM J. ADAMS, WILBUR L. ADAMS & LOIS ADAMS (siblings) were born in the early to mid 1920's. Their father VERNON W. had two brothers, STANLEY AND HARVEY. Their father was IRA C., who married a LILLIE RICE. IRA's father was a DAVID ADAMS. This is as far back as I go,and currently have no specific dates except for WM J., WILBUR and VERNON. Please e-mail any info you may have. Thank you.Craig F. Adams; Mundelein, IL --

Jim Albright Tue, 9 Jun 1998 14:53:53

Researching George and Caroline Albright who resided in Boone County in the late 1800s. Both are buried in the Belvidere Cemetery. Caroline died in 1892 and the date on George's tombstone is not legible. Cemetery records also are unable to verify the date of his death. My information indicates that they both farmed in Boone County and George at one time was employed in a poolroom in Sycamore.

Van Nostrand Fri, 12 Jun 1998 03:11:12
I would like to find information on my great great grandparents. Their names are Alva Morton Woods and Anna Ives Woods. Alva Woods was born in Boone County, IL on October 23, 1863, and died in Cascoe, Arkansas County, AR on October 24, 1904. Please send any information you can find to: Thank you - Terri Van Nostrand

Mike Lehman Thu, 18 Jun 1998 05:54:50

Seeking information on JOSEPH PERRINE GRIGGS b. 6 Jun 1787 in Princeton, Mercer Co., NJ and d. 5 Mar 1845 at Cherry Valley, Boone Co., IL. Would like info on siblings and there down lines. Thanks Mike

Jack Riley Fri, 19 Jun 1998 20:23:13

I have learned that my great-grandmother, Mary Erskine, and my great-aunt, Margaret Erskine are buried in Belvidere. They were Catholic, so I imagine they were buried in a Catholic cemetery. I will be in the area on vacation in July and would like to visit there graves. I would appreciate suggestions on where to look. Jack Riley ( Mount Dora, FL Fri, 3 Jul 1998 18:54:01
My Tripp ancestor is Eliza Ann Tripp. She was born in 1856 in Poplar Grove, IL. She married Thomas Rowland BURDICK (b. 1850 in Kortwright, NY) in 1873 in Belvidere, IL. He died in 1930 in Belvidere, she in 1911 in Caledonia, IL. Eliza's father was Nathaniel (b. ~1805 in NY). He married Mary HARRINS (b.1810 in Ireland, so I've been told). I know of another daughter besides Eliza named Mary J. who was born in or around 1855 in Illinois. This is all I know. I can't seem to connect Nathaniel to the other TRIPPS who lived in New York or Illinois. I'd appreciate any help.Margie - Sat, 27 Jun 1998 10:23:30 I'm looking for any information on Eliza Ann Tripp. She was born in 1856 in Poplar Grove. She married Thomas Rowland BURDICK (b. 1850 in Kortwright, NY) in 1873 in Belvidere. He died in 1930 in Belvidere, she in 1911 in Caledonia. Eliza's father was Nathaniel (b. 1805 in NY). He married Mary HARRINS (b.1810 in Ireland, so I've been told). I know of another daughter besidesEliza named Mary J. who was born in or around 1855 in Illinois. This is all I know. I can't seem to connect Nathaniel to the other TRIPPS who lived in New York or Illinois. I'd appreciate any help.Margie,

Charnee Smit Tue, 14 Jul 1998 20:26:02

Subject: BOON/HOUK

This is a wild guess, but I am trying to find a birth record for John William BOON(E) who was born in IL April 14, 1865. His parents William Henry BOON and Polly Ann HOUK or HOWK lived in southern IA until after 1/1863 and returned there before 8/1867. So John BOON(E) was born in IA. I wonder if they left IA because the trouble created by Confederate raiders from MO. And perhaps they lived with relatives in IL? I am trying to find William Henry'sancestors so am looking for relatives. Charnee Smit (

Dan Reynolds Tue, 14 Jul 1998 16:33:13

I am looking for information about the parents, siblings, children of John Spears ERWIN. He married Cynthia DePew in IL in 1852. He died in Caledonia, Boone, IL on 4/9/1868. His parents names were John Erwin and Hannah Spears. Thank you. Marilyn Reynolds Wed, 15 Jul 1998 12:58:45

I'm looking for anyone with knowledge of the HEUER, LUNDGREN, BORK families who lived in Boone Co. in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Carl LUNDGREN, m. Hedwig ALM (from Germany, I believe) Children: 1. Bernard Carl, b. Apr 25, 1896, m. Olga Ida Caroline BORK;2. Robert Victor; 3. Elmer; 4. Cena; 5. Gerda;

August BORK, b. Jan 15, 1865 Germany, m. Augusta MOTZ, b. May 22, 1862 Germany. (August's father's name was Otto) Children: 1. Olga Ida Caroline, b. Jul 26, 1896, m. Bernard Carl LUNDGREN ; 2. Herman; 3. Albert; 4. Mary, m. Art ANDERSON; 5. Rose, m. Pete VOAS/VOSS; 6. Annie, m. August DITTBENNER; Stacy C. HEUER, b. 1913, m. Dorothy E. LUNDGREN, b. 1918.

Mark Richter Sun, 19 Jul 1998 13:57:38 I am researching Richter, Sillmann or Zillmann, Backs, Schacht, Layman, Chalmer and Schmeling, all lived in Boone Co. Email Mark Richter.

Betty Petersen Sun, 19 Jul 1998 14:07:50

I am seeking information on the Chappel, Ford, Incledon, Jury, and Wheeler lines that lived in Boone County, IL. My great-great-grandmother was Mary Jane Ford Thomas. She came west to IL after her husband, James Thomas, died soon after coming to Stafford, NY from England in abt 1845/46. She married William Chappel sometime later as they lived in or near Poplar Groove, IL and I have found no marriage date for them. William Chappel had some children but all I have found for him and his first wife are Besty, who married John Jury and they are buried in the Poplar grove cemetery along with Wm Chappel. Mary Ford Thomas Chappel is buried in the Scottish cem. in Caladonia, IL. Mary Thomas Chappel was mother to Eliza Thomas who married George Incledon and they lived in Belvidere, IL. Daughter Emma Thomas married Osmer Wheeler and they lived in Poplar Grove many yrs before moving to Rockford, IL and then in WI. She also had a Mary Ann (Beach) who lived in MI and James Thomas, who came to NE and Nelllie Thomas who lived in Flint, MI. I would like to find some one from these families that could help me with Wm Chappel family of his first wife. Betty Petersen Mon, 20 Jul 1998 02:04:40 HEUER, BUCHANAN, LUNDGREN, BORK, ALM Looking for information on: Mattie Mae BUCHANAN, b. Jan 05, 1887 KY, d. Oct 01, 1938 Belvidere, Boone Co., IL married Albert Karl Friedrick Max HEUER, b. Sep 27, 1880 Germany. - d. Jan 04, 1971 Belvidere, Boone Co., IL. Children: Vernie; Esther; Allie Albert; Stacy; Wanell L. Carl LUNDGREN, m. Hedwig ALM. Children: Bernard Carl LUNDGREN; Robert Victor; Elmer; Cena; Gerda. They all lived in Belvidere, Boone Co., IL in early 1900's. Bernard Carl LUNDGREN, b. Apr 25, 1896, married Olga Ida Caroline BORK, b. Jul 26, 1896 Woodstock, IL. Children: Marion E., b. 1916; Dorothy Evelyn, b. 1918 Belvidere, Boone Co., IL; Bernice H., b. 1923.

Ken Woodall Mon, 20 Jul 1998 10:43:16

Looking for info on Robert Rolison family and wife Charlotte Clark.

Joette Whiteman Tue, 25 Aug 1998 19:52:12

Subject: REFFUE in Boone County, IL--To review a little background: David and Abigail WEBSTER were the parents of Andrew WEBSTER who married Lurissa, (or Lovirra) Bartlett. One of their children was Sophia B. WEBSTER (b) Sep 05, 1846 - (d) Jan 21, 1916 - (m) George REFFUE Dec 25, 1871. Sophia and George are my gr grandparents. Here is what I know of George REFFUE. George REFFUE (b) between 1845 and 1850, maybe in Ohio. His parents were John and Christiana who both died when George was about 4 years old. I don't know where they died, or if there were any siblings. George was raised and educated in Illinois. For 9 years he lived with a family named LAIRD. For the next 5 years he lived with a Mr. EYLER. George would have been about 18 years old or older by this time. In the years of 1868 to 1871 he was in Illinois, most likely Boone County, and he farmed on shares. Then in Dec. of 1871 he married Sophia B. WEBSTER. Is there any way to find records about an orphaned child?, and these people he lived with?, and his time when he farmed on shares?, and after he married Sophia.? Several of George and Sophia's children, and their children did live in the area of Boone County, IL and Rock County, WI. Thanks again for the help. Joette Whiteman.

Aline Thu, 27 Aug 1998 20:27:26

I have information about surnames of Heckman, Farley and Kepple. All with ties to Belvidere and Boone county. My email is,Aline

Ross Walker Fri, 18 Sep 1998 15:29:14

I am researching my ancestors who had roots in Boone County as follows: 1. George F. Walker who married Marcia Ann Collar in 1871 in Boone County had two children, Marguerite Mae Walker and Alwilda Walker; 2. Fae Floyd Gaetzke and Earl Gaetzke, who are thought to have been born in Boone or Winnebago County in 1904 and 1895, respectively.; 3. Ferdinand Charles Gaetzke, who married Marguerite Mae Walker in 1895 in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin, but who lived in Roscoe (Winnebago County) and Russellville (Boone County) until about 1906 or 1907 Any information on these ancestors would be greatly appreciated Ross Gaetzke Walker 9011 West Dallas Street Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224-4738 email:

Phyllis O'Shea Sun, 27 Sep 1998 00:08:33

I am researching James HEFFERNAN. He and his family are listed in the 1860 Census as living in Belvidere. He had four children at the time. They went to California shortly after and had three more children. He died in San Francisco on the last day of the century. Sat, 03 Oct 1998 09:26:59

Seeking info on any WELFELT surname in Boone Co Most are descendants of Adam WELFELT. Also seeking info on Harris (Harry) Benjamin ADAMS, born abt 1887 of Danish parents. He married my Mother, Ogretta WELFELT and had 3 sons.

Beverly Helton Sat, 3 Oct 1998 19:43:41

Surname: ALLEN My email:

Stephen Armstrong Sun, 04 Oct 1998 01:00:11

Does anyone have any access to cemeteries in the Belvidere area? I am trying to find the death certificates or the last resting places of my ggggrandparents, Enos Tomkins (TompKins) and his wife, Rebecca. I believe they both died in the period 1865-1880. They lived on Hurlburt(?) St. in Belvidere from 1851-until their deaths. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Steve Armstrong

Gordon Mon, 5 Oct 1998 20:39:44

Looking for information on Harriet Green b 1861 in Allegany Co. NY. Possibly married a Shorey in late 1870's in the area of Boone Co. Illinois.Gordon -

Rodney Wake Mon, 05 Oct 1998 14:57:00

Hi, folks! I need some advice and guidance from the Boone County area. My GGGrandfather George Walker, his wife Elizabeth Walker, and children Mary-Anne, Thomas, George, Elizabeth and Letitia arrived at the Port of New York, from Ireland on May 31, l849. My GGrandmother was Letitia, the youngest child. Her 1921 obituary states that the family "settled in Boone County, Illinois where she grew to young womanhood". Although I have no doubt they settled there, Federal Census records to which I have access for 1850 and 1860 show no record of the family. Could anybody check the State census for me for 1855, 1860, and 1865? Also, the obit states that Letitia Walker married my GGfather Thomas Wake on October 11, l864. His obit says they were married October 11, 1866. Their first child Harriet Wake was born in 1868, and they moved to Iowa in 1869 or '70. I don't know the eventual location of the rest of the family, but they all preceded Letitia in death. I need somebody to look up a variety of census records, death records, marriage records, and other information to trace down the Walkers of Boone County, or tell me where I can find this information otherwise. Let me know of your interest and terms, and I will provide a shopping list. Rodney Wake, Wichita, Kansas.

Susan Kenyon Thu, 08 Oct 1998 09:26:27

Subject: Boone Co. Surnames---FREDENDALL-Woodbeck, Ward

Kathy Cardoza Sat, 31 Oct 1998 14:14:51

I am seeking information on Abraham W. JONES, born in 1822, Jackson County, OHIO. He married a Hetabel/Hattie (surname unknown) in approx.1846. They raised their family in IL. The children were: William Washington b. approx 1848; Carolyn b. approx 1849; Madison b. 1850; Timothy b. 1855; Lemon Hanby, b. 1857; Nathaniel b. 1858; Suzanna b. 1859; Ida May, b. 1867. Any information on this family would be appreciated. Thanks, Kathy Cardoza

Laurette Russell Tue, 13 Oct 1998 11:10:32

I'm looking for ALBERT GOODRICH BELDEN, my great grand-father, who supposedly was born 9 May, 1843, in Belvidere. He was in Co. "I", 64th Infantry, in the state of Illinois - having enlisted in Joliet, which was given as his home. After the Civil War he remained in Louisiana. He married in Carroll Parish, Louisiana, in 1863, and died in Lake Providence, La. in 1896. A son, DR. ALBERT GOODRICH BELDEN, JR., was a dentist in Terre Haute, Indiana, and died there in 1948, leaving one son, A. G. BELDEN, 3RD, who died in 1959. Anything you can do to help me find his family would be gratefully appreciated. Many thanks -

Laurette R. Russell, 6422 Griffis Way, West Palm Beach, Florida 33415 Sat, 17 Oct 1998 02:06:17

My family was living in Boone County 1855 to 1880 (lastknown) Fred LANGREHR. would like any information. Thu, 22 Oct 1998 23:23:40

I am researching the family of MAYTIE DEAN, b.1869, Caledonia, Boone County, IL. I appreciate any help.

Deanna Jordan Thu, 29 Oct 1998 10:02:05

Please post these names to your board for me: Thomas Corcoran married to Mary Schaeffer. Mary died in 1901 in Boone County and Thomas died 3 Sep 1911 in North Dakota but I understand he is buried also in Boone County. Their oldest child, Catherine Jennie, was born in Caledonia, IL in 1886 and the two youngest, Mary and Ellen, were born in Harvard, IL, McHenry County. Thank you for any help you might provide.

Audrey Sever Sun, 15 Nov 1998 10:02:45

Looking for any information on these Boone County families, most from the 1840's era. ELIZA STEVENSON BOGARDUS, LOUDY and BARBARA STEVENSON, ODIN and SALLEE LEONARD BROWN, WILLIAM and NELLIE STEVENSON FRANKLIN, and any related families. My brick wall is BARBARA STEVENSON'S maiden name, and her marriage to LOUDY. Thanks for any help. Audrey Klaas Sever

Gueinzius, Hans Mon, 16 Nov 1998 10:31:29

Searching for John (Johann) Bernard (Bernhard) Gueinzius borne in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany, on August 24th, 1828 left for America in 1849, after the information of his German relatives he was married to a German wife, lived in Capron and has a child - perhaps Walter Bernard - born in 1860. Lateron the family moved to La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Thanks for any help. Hans Gueinzius, Leonberg, Germany mailto:

Steve Cramer Sat, 12 Dec 1998 11:01:04

I am looking for Information on the surname Cramer particularly William Cramer or Morris Wesley Cramer. Resided in Boone county in Early to mid 1800's.Any information would be greatly apprecited, Steve Cramer, Westminster, CO; steve& Sun, 3 Jan 1999 16:42:14

We are researching Albert Lycurgus Pearsall. Belvidere, Illinois prior to1869 (he moved to Hinsdale Illinois in 1869).He owned his own Livery business. He was a collector, tax assesor, justice of the peace, and a notary public. Father John Pearsall and mother Clarinda Walker. He married Harriet Amanda Rockwell in April 1855.Do not know if it occurred in Boone County

Connie Thu, 14 Jan 1999 21:46:02

My name is Connie and I am researching the family name of Allen from Boone Co, Il. Fred Allen & wife Maude D. Long Allen b: 10-22-1878 d: 4-1972 resided in Poplar Grove. I believe the children to be Albert 1903, Adella 1905, Clarence 1908, and Daisy 1914. Any info on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Sherrie Nash-Bryant Fri, 29 Jan 1999 12:05:42

I have been to the Burr Oak Cemetary on the Boone Co. and McHenry Co. line are there any records for the graves there. Last time I was there I found most of my families grave stones still readable and in good condition considering there age (some go back to 1857) I also found a corner of a marker just under the ground and would like to know if there is a list of persons buried there. Thanks Sherrie Nash-Bryant.

Beverly Helton Tue, 2 Feb 1999 21:17:46

ALLEN, Darwin W, b. 1817 in NY, moved to Flora, Boone Co., IL as shown in 1850 Census, with his Wife, Mary Rix; their Daughter, Frances; and son, John. By 1860 Census Wife Mary is missing. In 1870 Census, Darwin has second wife, Ruth Foster. Darwin died in 1905. Would like any information on this family, especially parents of Darwin and Wife Mary Rix. Also, I would like to know if Mary died and is buried in Belvidere, and where are Darwin and 2nd wife Ruth buried? Beverly in AZ

William J. Couture Jr. Sun, 14 Feb 1999 21:09:55

Am interested in information regarding the Menzie Family of Belvidere. My Great-Grandfather was murdered along the railroad line. I am looking for more information on my Grandmother (Jennie May Menzie Welch) and her two sisters. They were Hazel Menzie Grimm Shaw and Pearl Menzie Critchfield. I am sure there are relatives still in the area. Thanks for your help.

William J. Couture Jr. Sun, 14 Feb 1999 21:09:55

Am interested in information regarding the Menzie Family of Belvidere. My Great-Grandfather was murdered along the railroad line. I am looking for more information on my Grandmother (Jennie May Menzie Welch) and her two sisters. They were Hazel Menzie Grimm Shaw and Pearl Menzie Critchfield. I am sure there are relatives still in the area. Thanks for your help.

Craig F. Adams Thu, 18 Feb 1999 09:15:15

I have information on the ADAMS surname who settled in BOONE COUNTY in the early 1800's; some of whom still live in the area. Some of the other names associated with this line is: KANOUSE; LINDERMAN; ZIELIE; RESER; MAPES; MANLEY; RICE. Please advise if I can be of other assistance with this posting. Thank you, Craig F. Adams

Jennifer Mcginness Thu, 18 Feb 1999 08:43:24

Looking for information on the descendants of Benjamin Bowman who lived in Boone Co mid-to-late 1800's. My ancestor Cynthia Jane Bowman, the youngest of 10 or 11 children, married William Henry Lilley, and they lived in NE and MO. Three of her brothers died in the Civil War. What happened to the other children?

Patrick Thu, 18 Feb 1999 17:40:39


Currently I am trying to locate information on Ruth Ann WOODRUFF who married Burton F. COPPERNOLL. Their daughter, Jennie S. COPPERNOLL was my grandfather's first wife and I would like to extend my COPPERNOLL family information to include the WOODRUFF line. Burton COPPERNOLL and Ruth Ann WOODRUFF were married July 5, 1870 and had three children together: Jennie S., b. 1872; Frank b. 1875 and Ori Benjamin, b. 25 August 1877. All of the children were born at Grass Lake, Jackson County, MI. Burton and Ruth Ann were divorced prior to 1891, and Ruth Ann went/returned to Boone County, IL- where she is said to have died on June 18 1940 at Rockford. According to the Coppernoll family history, Ruth Ann WOODRUFF was born in 1852 in Lodi Township, Washtenaw County, MI and I know she had at least one sister, Helen WOODRUFF who married Lyman Burdett COPPERNOLL. Would like to hear from others researching the COPPERNOLL and/or WOODRUFF lines or any other related families connecting to the above. Thank you so much for your assistance.Patrick McCleary at

Bill Koechig Sat, 20 Feb 1999 20:55:54

I am searching for any information in Boone County for the Surname BURNETT. My ggFather John E. Burnett was born 8 June 1879 to Marion A. and Nancy Jane Burnett. I am interested in siblings of Marion A. Burnett as well as maiden name and siblings of Nancy Jane Burnett. Please reply by e-mail. Thanks and Best Regards, Bill Koechig

Terry M. Travis Sun, 21 Feb 1999 12:16:45

My great-grandfather Jacob Elvin BROWN (1872-1936) was married to Mary Jane JESSE (1875-1898) on March 21, 1892. The Brown family had been in the Boone, Ogle and Winnebago Counties for two generations. Unfortunately, I have no information on the Jesse family. Does anyone have any information on the Jesse family? Thanks.

Ann Hamill Mon, 22 Feb 1999 21:02:07

Looking for any information re: John HAMILL & Florence STEHLEY, parents of Francis (Pat) b.1914, Mary b.1915, George (Bud) b.1916, and John b.1913, all in Belvidere.. Also Patrick HAMILL & Ann ASKIN, parents of John, Rose, Margaret, Nellie, Joseph, Alvinie, and Agnes. My e-mail address is

Austin Clayton Tue, 23 Feb 1999 21:02:51

LDS Church records report the birth of Ruth Vivian Clayton on December 14, 1896 at Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois. The parents are reported to have been John Thomas Clayton and Caroline Anna Maria Pierstorff. I would love to know more about this family if anyone is familiar with them. Thank you. Thu, 4 Mar 1999 23:53:41

STEVENS, COREY, LOOP, CRANDALL, HURLBUT, SPERRY - All these names appear in the family of George A. and Lucy COREY STEVENS who were in Boone County by 1850. The Stevens family came from western NY. Father George A. STEVENS was a lumberman and ran a business bringing lumber down from the Wisconsin pineries. Steven's Point, Wisconsin, is named after him. Daughter Pamelia married James LOOP; dau Serena married Lucian L. Crandall; son Chester married Ellen MADDEN; dau Sophronia married Gen. Stephen HURLBUT; dau Lucy Jane married Anson SPERRY and son George Clinton m Harriet TRUESDELL. I would like contact with any and all descendants willing to help fill out this very interesting family tree. Bobby Dobbins Title in Orange, CA -

Back to the top

© Copyright 2012 Katy Hestand, . All Rights Reserved. All materials contained on these pages are furnished for the free use of those individuals researching their family origins. ANY COMMERCIAL USE, PUBLICATION, OR POSTING OF THIS MATERIAL ON ANY OTHER WEBSITE, WITHOUT THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE COORDINATOR/AUTHOR/SUBMITTER OF THE MATERIAL/PAGE, IS PROHIBITED. All images used on these pages were obtained from sources permitting free distribution, or generated by the author, and are subject to the same restrictions/permissions. All persons contributing material for posting on these pages do so in recognition of their free, non-commercial distribution, and furthermore, are responsible to assure that no copyright is violated by their submission.