St. Clair County, Illinois Queries
Queries for St. Clair
Aug 1996 through Jul 1998
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Searching for descendants of the following surnames within St. Clair
county: BADGLEY, BERGER, BRIDGES, BONHAM, DARROW, EBERT, HIRSTEIN,
LANGENWALTER, OGLE, PEACH, RITTENHOUSE, RUNKWITZ, SEITZ, SCHRAG, SISSOM,
WITTMER, and WIDICUS. Please contact
Jim Bridges if you
think you connect.
August 1996: I am seeking information on family names of WEMPE and
DULLE from St. Clair County Illinois. My ggrandfather, Bernard
WEMPE was born in St. Clair county in about 1850 and married, in Aviston,
Euphemia Dulle. I only know Bernard's fathers name - Herman - and
his mother, Theresa WEH - but no dates at all on them. I would
appreciate any leads, including siblings. If there are current
WEMPE's or DULLE's who read this, I would love to correspond with you.
Please reply to Margaret Fallone.
Nov. 1996: Searching for father of Louis James Davis, b l856,
resided St Clair Co. then Montgomery Co., married Kindlinger l884,
Died l927, Litchfield IL. His mother was Ellen Maisden who
married 2nd Pullen. He was a coal miner. Also searching for
parents of Valentine Kindlinger, b Germany l828, to USA in
l854, lived in Millstadt and Mascoutah. Married Catherine Meier c
l859. Searching for info on August Meier, born Germany, to USA about l850.
Had daughter Catherine, son George who lived in Mascoutah.
Reply to Susan L. Kruse.
Jan. 1997: Looking for Agnew connections in Monroe and St. Clair Co.
William Allen Agnew and his 1/2 bro Samuel, Francis, and Milton. Came
ca 1825. William from Pa and Ohio. Any other descendants? Reply to
Linda Young Nehring .
Mar. 1997: Looking for family of Catherine Carolina AGNE b. 1845 in Bavaria,
Germany and married Joseph SCHWAB in Belleville, St.Clair Co., IL in 1868.
Father's name is Paul AGNE, mother unknown. Any information regarding this family name is appreciated.
Reply to Peggy Ruble.
March 1997: Looking for any information on decendants of Issac
Rainey and wife, Elizabeth Waggoner Rainey. Children: Ryland,
George, Jefferson, and John M. Rainey. Jefferson was twice
mayor of Belleville, Illinois. Jefferson resided in Decatur,
Macon Co., Illinois. He was also State Senator for Illinois.
Any info? Thanks, Donna
Waggoner Carter, POB 657, Edgewood, TX 75117
April 1997: SCHANZ/TISCHBEIN/SCHLEIH. Looking for information on
Margarethe Schanz Tischbein Schleih who remarried Wm Schleih in
1882 following death of her first husband Rheinhard Tischbein.
Reply to Cathy Halpin.
May 1997: DUNN/MATHIS/CRUTCHFIELD I am searching the DUNN family which
resided in Marion Co., Illinois. I have hit a dead end with
Charles Ellis Dunn born 7-3-1863 in St. Clair Co. and married Sarah
Rosetta Crutchfield. I have not benn able to trace further back
except for I believe Charles Ellis was born to an Emona or
Claira Mathis Dunn and a father by the name of Ellis Dunn who
died before his birth. He also had a sister, Alice. After
his father's death, his mother remarried a Stalins or Stalons.
Any information would be appreciated. Reply to SandieKT.
May 1997: HEZEL, Hetzel. I am working with several cousins
researching the Hezel family that came to the Belleville/St.
Louis area about 1850 from Winzeln, Wuerttemburg, Germany.
They went into the dairy business and eventually
owned Hezel Milling Co in East St Louis. Any information,
etc. is welcomed. Reply to John Dee
Thompson, 109 Wren Court, Franklin, Tennessee 37064.
June 1997: Looking for information a John Lines, d. 12/10/1873, Mascoutah
IL. Married to Maria Reither, Beardstown IL about 1851.
Information on both families is being searched. Nancy Reeves.
June 1997: I'm searching for Nicholaus? WEBER, wife Margaret?
(LIVELL) WEBER and his daughter Catharina b 1856. He was 28 and
she was 24 the last time I found them on the St Louis 1860
census. Another WEBER researcher suggested I post here as there
was a large German community in St Clair County, he thought. My
grandfather was known as Harry LIVELL. He said he changed his
name from WEBER when he ran away. All he would tell us was to never
try to find his real family. He was born in 1860 right after the census.
Any and all help would be appreciated. Thank you, Darlene (LIVELL) Beaver
July 1997: I searching for information on Hiram HICKMAN, son Isaac
Hickman Sr., who voted in the first St.Clair Co. election. I know
that Isaac Hickman Sr.was married to Nancy Morris and they had at
least four children Mary, Hiram, Samuel and Isaac Jr. and maybe
George and others. Hiram married Anna ANDERSON daughter of Hugh
Anderson who also voted in the first St.Clair Co. election. They
had at least three sons: Isaac N., James M. and Hugh Alexander
Hickman b. 4/15/1845. Hiram died Jan.25,1845.Anna then married
James Knight. Hugh served in the Civil War and after the war married
Emily Jane COOPER. I'm looking for any relatives of the HICKMAN,
ANDERSON or COOPER families.I am a direct descentant of Hiram Hickman.
Reply to: ShockShly@AOL.com.
Nov. 1997: I have a formal portrait of an unidentified young lady
in her teens that was most likely taken in the Belleville area.
The back of the picture states "Rec. in H. Wm. McKinley, July 1908."
I believe this young lady would belong to the HEMMER, STOCK or
FRANKENBERG families of Belleville. Was H. WM. MCKINLEY a high school?
If so, would anyone have access to rosters that may help identify
this person? Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.
Jan. 1998: Seek descendants of former Badenheim, Germany siblings:
1) Wilhelm MAUS 1816-1896 Belleville, St. Clair Co., IL, 2) Maria Martha
MAUS RUTZ, 3) Henry b. 1833, lived Leavenworth, KS 1896, 4) Katharine
Elisabeth MAUS GASS of NY. Send correspondence to Karin Stumm, Alte
Rathaus-Str. 11, 55595 Mandel, Germany.
Jan. 1998: Seek descendants of former Badenheim, Germany siblings:
1) Catharina Elisabeth ANDEL (b. 1812 - d. 1885 Belleville, IL, 2) John b.
1815, d. Belleville 1869, 3) Wilhelm b. 1822, probably died St. Louis, MO.
Send correspondence to Karin Stumm, Alte Rathaus-Str. 11, 55595 Mandel,
Feb. 1998: I am seeking information on the following family. Alwin BILZING m.
Ella DUFFNER in 1888. Children were Nora, b 1889; Adolph, b 1892, and
Wilhelmina Martha, b. 1898. If anyone knows of them, please contact me,
Diane Schroeder. Thank you.
Feb. 1998: Am seeking information on the following families. Martin ARBOGAST m.
Anna DUFFNER in 1887 in Mascoutah, IL. They had Ella who m. Mr. McCord; Daisy Anna who
m. Mr. Spence; Edgar; and John. Also, John DUFFNER m. Christina ARBOGAST and had the
following children: Florine, b. 1861; Caroline, b. 1884 m. HANLEY; Cecil,
b. 1887 m. Eleanora; Laura Anne, b. 1889 m. Louis MILLER; John Henry, b. 1891;
John Henry, b. 1891; Ralph Lenester, b. 1897; Allen Adam m. Lucy, b. 1898
and Eugene Heinrich, b. 1900. If anyone knows of
them, please contact me, Diane
Schroeder. Thank you.
Feb. 1998: BARBRE - DEANE - GROMER - REED - SHAEFER - SLOAN - SPRINGER
James A. BARBRE, son of James and Nancy GROMER BARBRE, born Jan 1888 and wife
Dora Elizabeth GROMER, daughter of John S. GROMER and Elzia J. SHAEFER, lived
and worked in East St. Louis in St. Clair co Illinois. They had two children
born about 1918, Max C. BARBRE who married Lily REED and younger sister
Juanita "Anita" BARBRE who married a Mr DEANE. Brothers of James A.
BARBRE who lived in St. Clair Co., IL., Alva D. and wife Stella
SLOAN, and William "Edward" and wife Lottie SPRINGER. Please do you
know the children of this family?
April 1998: Seeking infor on VIELWEBER. John, Adam, Henry, Elizabeth
ca 1850. Giminhof
June 1998: Seek possible marriage and descendant info for Eliza Jane
VERNER, born N. Ireland c.1844, came to Madison/St. Clair Cos. abt
1855 with family. Parents died 1855. In 1860 census an Eliza 'Venner'
age 15, sex M [sic] was residing with widow Elizabeth Ripley in St.
Clair Co. Siblings: Thomas, William, Semple, Mathew, Sarah Jane.
Any assistance appreciated. Milton Forsyth
Last updated March 2019. Please note: We removed queries in June 2011 for those who
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