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Vermilion county in 1855.
DATE: Fri Dec 2 07:59:24 2011
CONTACT: John Hirsch email@example.com QUERY: I am seeking an obituary for John Steven Frank who died
on November 29, 1988 in Manteno, IL. Any help that can be provided will
be appreciated. Thanks.
DATE: Thu Nov 17 12:43:37 2011
CONTACT: Dean DeSalvi
QUERY: Looking for any information
on a Joseph DeSalvi
or his Wife Assunta Mary
DeSalvi nee Capaldi.
died 24 Oct 1950 in Kamkakee. Thanks in advance.
DATE: Mon Nov 14 21:02:08 2011
CONTACT: Leverne St.Peter firstname.lastname@example.org
QUERY: I would like to find out where my
g grandfather and g grandmother was buried. There names were Loudivici
Merino Boselease Merino. He was born in Canada 1829 died
1910 in Aroma
twp. She was born in Canada 1831 died in Aroma twp. Don't know the
Can anybody help me out?
DATE: Tue Nov 8 10:40:33 2011
CONTACT: Stacy Fackler email@example.com
QUERY: I am looking for information for my brother-in-law
about his father, Robert
William Anderson, b:3 Jan 1944/d:19 Aug 1994.
was born in Illinois, and then adopted around 1952. He passed away in
Sikeston, Scott Co. Missouri. He married Cassandra Crawford in or
1979 or 1980, and then was divorced. Any info appreciated.
DATE: Mon Nov 7 19:39:34 2011
CONTACT: Susan Buling firstname.lastname@example.org
QUERY: looking for info on
Hannah Knowles. They were living in Yellowhead in 1860.
She had 3
children from previous marriage (Marilla, Charles, and George Lynn) and
she and James had a boy, Seward Knowles, born in 1862 (my great-
grandfather). James died before 1870 census and Hannah died before 1880
census. Looking for marriage and death records for James and Hannah;
birth record for Seward. Thanks
DATE: Mon Oct 10 09:07:09 2011
CONTACT: Jordon Tindell
QUERY: I'm looking for information on
John von Wilhelm Schneider
who was married to Anna
Scheider, maiden name
possibly Casper. They had a child named Alfred John Christoph
born in 1899. They lived in Grant Park, Illinois. If you know of them
have any info, I would appreciate it for you to email me. They would be
my great-great grandparents.
DATE: Fri Sep 9 14:55:12 2011
CONTACT: Jolene Hartje email@example.com
QUERY: My mystery is the
Tetreau family in Bourbonnais. The 1850 and 1860 US Census
family in Bourbonnais. I believe Christophe emmigrated from Canada with
his wife Genevieve
Benjamin. I can find no death for Genevieve, divorce,
or an additonal marriage for Christophe. The 1850 census lists Sophia
what appears to be his wife. The 1860 census has Jane as what appears
be the wife. If anyone can help resolve this mystery, I would be
DATE: Tue Aug 30 18:59:13 2011
CONTACT: Anita (Rouse) Schmidt firstname.lastname@example.org
QUERY: I have a picture of Louisa
who was daughter of Joel
Albert Rouse and Isabel
Flint. She was born
1850 in Indianapolis. I do not have her married name. The picture is of
Louisa, when she was about 15 or 16. If someone would like a copy, I
would be glad to scan the picture.
Would like to know who she married and the date.
DATE: Fri Aug 5 23:21:30 2011
CONTACT: JPare email@example.com
QUERY: I'm trying to find leads on the Birthplace of Edward/Edmond Brosseau,
born in Canada in 1833, died Concordia, KS 1902, or of his wife Mary
born in Canada 1835, died Concordia, KS 1907. They had 10
children, the oldest, Noel (spelled Newel, Neville etc) was born in
Bourbonnais in 1858. I've found no leads on Mary's surname
can't link Edmond to any of the other male Brosseau's who lived in
Kankakee at the same time (traced a couple into Canada). My
is that they came from either Longueuil or Beauce, Quebec, based on the
hometown's of their in law's, and of their neighbors.
DATE: Fri Jul 29 23:36:06 2011
CONTACT: Joe Fitzpatrick Ltcfitz@verizon.net
QUERY: Family member CALEB
MERRITT married ELIZABETH
THOMAS 3/29/1870 in Kankakee County per Illinois marriage
index. Is there a way to get a copy of the record (Vol b Pg 82 Lic
#2563)? I am in California. I am trying to determine if
THOMAS was her
maiden name or married name.
DATE: Sun Jul 17 20:15:01 2011
CONTACT: Donald Granger firstname.lastname@example.org
HOMEPAGE:Charles Granger 1810
QUERY: I'm looking
for lost cousins, descendants of French Canadians who mainly settled in
the St. George and Bourbonnais area, not excluding Kankakee. Main
families of Granger,LeBeau, LeCuyer,
Boudreau, LeClair to share my
family history website. Since this is a private password website, you
need to identify yourself and show me your family tree to see if we are
related before I issue you your password.
DATE: Sun Jul 17 18:38:12 2011
CONTACT: Virginia Colegrovegincole@me.com
QUERY: Looking for info on
Harry Taylor who owned Kankakee
Tile and Brick. Married Alice
Rickie, she died and he married again,
don't know her name. He purportedly committed suicide in the
DATE: Sun Jul 17 08:40:36 2011
CONTACT: Dona VanVoorst
QUERY: I am searching
anything in the SURNAME VANVOORST
occurring in Union Hill, Kankakee Co.,
Illinois. My father-in-law, NELSON
THOMAS VANVOORST was born in that
community in 1910.
Thanks for your time.
DATE: Mon Apr 25 16:19:33 2011
CONTACT: Sue Lehman email@example.com
QUERY: I am looking for assistance with finding the exact
death dates and death locations for Raymond
?) Stow who
are buried in Momence Cemetery. Kankakee County vital records
has no record of Raymond. Thank you!
DATE: Thu Apr 21 02:32:30 2011
CONTACT: Roger VANNESSE firstname.lastname@example.org
QUERY: Good morning,
I am from Belgium and I am looking for informations about family VANNESSE
/ VANESSE Cmement & Eugénie DEWEZ. Their
children where Clement, Eugène,
Marthe, Victor, Licien, Louis & Aimée. They arrived in USA Ca
in Crescent City, Iroquois County and than they moved to Kankakee. I
think that around 1911 they went to Kansas but came back later to
Have you informations concerning this family? What happened with them
after 1905 ?
Many thks in advance.
Please excuse my poor english
DATE: Tue Apr 5 14:51:21 2011
CONTACT: Ann Terrell Desmarais email@example.com
QUERY: Looking for information on
ancestors who settled in Kankakee Cty in the area of
Momence. I am particulary interested in finding information about my
ggrandmother b. c.1861 to Luther
Turrell. I believe she is listed as
Ellen in the 1870 Federal Census. mary helen and her brother George H.
came to NH to live with their uncle back on the family farm in
MA/NH sometime before 1877, most likely after their father died. From
research I believe that Mary Helen had a brother Franklin who remained
the area, married and settled in Momence. There is a stone in the
Cemetery. I am particularly interested in finding who Mary Helen's
mother was if possible and when Luther died, but looking for someone
willing to do some research at Kankakee Library or has a membership
daily Journal and willing to look up some obituaries. Thanks.
DATE: Fri Apr 1 09:13:37 2011
CONTACT: Donna Skubic firstname.lastname@example.org
QUERY: I am interested in tracing the surname Fister. My
grandfather was Anthony Fister, son of George and Rosa Fister.
Please contact me if you have futher information. Thank you.
DATE: Thu Mar 31 23:35:53 2011
CONTACT: Donna Brinkmann Wetzel
QUERY: I'm trying to find the name of
the township school located at 1000 S and 1378 E in Momence township
just a mile south of Baseline road where the Brinkmann boys
school in their early grades. They used to walk from the farm
Road to this school. Also would like a picture of the school if anyone
has one to share. Thanks for your help.
DATE: Wed Mar 23 09:02:41 2011
CONTACT: Riana Sweet email@example.com
QUERY: Doing Family tree research and am looking for a cousin
born 9/21/1930 at Misrecordia Hospital in Chicago and
DATE: Wed Mar 23 09:11:04 2011
CONTACT: Riana Sweet firstname.lastname@example.org
QUERY: There were a number of people with the last name
immigrated from Chambly, Quebec, Canada in the 1850's. Some
settled in Bourbonnais and kept the name LaMarre and some became
in Rockville Twp and took the name Lamore.
I would like to know the
story behind the name change.
DATE: Tue Mar 15 11:36:56 2011
CONTACT: Evelyn Nightingale email@example.com
QUERY: I'm trying to find a date and
place of death for Mayme
Malone Robinson McInturf. She was the daughter
of Luther Adolphus Malone and Nancy Phillps. Her first husband was Wm
Rufus Robinson. Her second husband was Wm H McInturf. On the 1930
census, she was living in Kankakee.
DATE: Sun Mar 13 13:55:23 2011
CONTACT: Mary Pirtle firstname.lastname@example.org
QUERY: I am looking for the parents, siblings or any other
information on my great grandmother, AMELIA PANKOW, born
in Kankakee on
16 July 1868. Amelia later married Henry
Beseke on 10 November 1887 in
Chicago, Illinois. They then moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin by 1900.
DATE: Fri Mar 11 19:54:01 2011
CONTACT: Connie Mocaby email@example.com
QUERY: I am looking for information on
Thomas & Jane P.
Stroud and the children who lived in Kankakee. Thomas
died in 1921 and Jane died in 1925 and are buried in the Bonfield
Cemetery. I would like more information on the children and also on
their land holdings in this area. They came there around 1870 as they
are listed on the 1870 census.
DATE: Fri Mar 11 12:34:50 2011
CONTACT: Patty Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
QUERY: I have a letter from T. (I
believe it is Thomas) Winstanley
dated November 11, 1875, from Caberey,
Kankakee County, Illinois. The letter is written to his nephew Peter
Taylor referring to a letter he had received from Peter on
1875 from England.
I would like to know more about T. Winstanley.
Thanks for any information.
DATE: Thu Mar 10 10:59:02 2011
CONTACT: Bill Olsen email@example.com
QUERY: I have been researching family information, and have
come across a brick wall. My great grandfathers were Cass J. Hayden and
Mansfield Dickey. My grandmother, Alvira Dickey
(married name Prosser)
died in 1989 and was buried in either the Momence cemetery or Grant
A few years later, her sister, Elnora died (married name Colin), was
cremated, and placed in with my grandmother. I have been unable to find
them on previous quick trips to the area. I need guidance as to who
have the information, and would appreciate any and all help.
DATE: Thu Feb 24 10:26:13 2011
CONTACT: Riana Martel Sweet firstname.lastname@example.org
QUERY: I am currently doing family history
research on my grandfather, George
Martell, born in Kankakee, Il in 1873
and died 1932 in Kankakee. Parents were Peter (1833) and Rosalie(1836)
both born in Quebec. What is a mystery to me is that the family
immigrated in 1864 and appear in the 1870 and 1880 US census as a unit.
However George is not on those census records until 1900 at age 25
as son of above parents and living on Station street. Where was he from
1873 to 1900? Any suggestions appreciated. (1890 census records were
destroyed by fire)
DATE: Wed Feb 16 04:35:57 2011
CONTACT: Larry Desaire email@example.com
QUERY: Searching for information on the children of Alex Chevrefils Belisle
and Onesime Elizabeth
Raymond Toulousse. Specifically looking for a possible son
Needing to identify the parents of Alex and Onesime both born in
DATE: Sun Feb 13 12:06:56 2011
CONTACT: Steven D. Troxtell firstname.lastname@example.org
QUERY: Looking for information on a
Victor and Darlene Soucie
that had a child by the name of David
Soucie(birth 1940). I was adopted in Kankakee County Jan 8
Douglas Soucie) Biological Mother was Toni Lynn (Volpe) Soucie
DATE: Sun Feb 6 12:50:09 2011
CONTACT: Fay Hearn email@example.com
QUERY: I am looking for any information on: IRA JAMES
GUILTER/GILTNER and his wife SARAH MARIA PATTERSON GUILTNER.
born in New York, SARAH in Vermont. They were in the Wilmington area
until they moved to the Kankakee area in 1865. IRA is buried in
Eldridgeville Cemetery as well as his daughters Lenora and Charlotte
there is no mention of Sarah Maria. Any information on this family
DATE: Tue Jan 4 14:49:19 2011
CONTACT: Dan firstname.lastname@example.org
QUERY: Lewis N. Pattee,
b. 1802 Canada, d. 1876 Kankakee Co, who where his parents? My
ancestor, Asa J. Pattee
(son of Dummer Pattee) was born in Canada, is Lewis Pattee a son of
DATE: Mon Jan 3 10:29:22 2011
CONTACT: Sam Powell SamsPAD@ca.rr.com
QUERY: Porter, Thomas
Harry, born 1897. Lived in Kankakee County circa 1930
census. I am trying to find his parents, George and Rachel Porter.
Thanks, Sam Powell, California
DATE: Sun Jan 2 14:17:21 2011
CONTACT: Verlyn Larsen email@example.com
QUERY: My wife's Great Grandfather on her mother's side was a Menard from Kankakee
County. I have not been able to determine his correct given name. Was
it Alfred A., Frederic
or Fredrick Menard? He was the son of Prudent Menard and Henriette
(Fortin) Menard, and was born January 4, 1866 and died
September 12, 1940 in Salix, Iowa. We have not been able to locate his
grave site in Salix.
Also, I see on the Kankakee County website that M. Menard founded
Manteno, Illinois. Looking for the full name of this Menard?
DATE: Thu Dec 30 11:18:27 2010
CONTACT: Nancy Ellis firstname.lastname@example.org
QUERY: Looking for info on the Inkster
DATE: Tue Nov 16 13:31:22 2010
CONTACT: Karl Blixt email@example.com
QUERY: Family information suggests that the last known address of Charles and Molly Smith
was Kankakee, IL. ~ 1925. Believe they came from either N.Y or N.J.
where Charles had siblings. Charles b. ~ 1850-60, parents
William/Wilhelm and ?
Have been unable to find any other info.
DATE: Tue Nov 16 12:19:05 2010
CONTACT: Nancy Cyrier Cyrier1205@hotmail.com
QUERY: Looking for information on Josephine
Fenouille who married Eugene
Sprimont in 1871 in Kankakee. Also looking for info on Louis Fenouille, my
grandmother's notes indicate that he might have owned land around
1910/1915 in Kankakee. I am also told that Eugene Sprimont married
Caroline St. Peter.
Eugene Sprimont born 1850 & died date unknown.
Louis Fenouille, info unknown
Caroline St. Peter born 1854 in Paris & was told she died 1892
?? (same year as Josephine??)
Josephine Fenouille born in Paris date unknown & died 1892.
Any information on these people would be greatly appreciated.
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