Grant County Queries

Grant County Queries Title


Shelley Block Wed Mar 29 2000 8:32 pm
Searching for information on the siblings and parents of Angeline Clark (or Clarke) who married Andrew Washington Drone on January 1, 1860 in Iowa County, Wisconsin. Andrew Drone was a resident of Muscoda, Grant County, Wisconsin, since 1856 when he moved there with his father and siblings from Pennsylvania. He and Angeline (Clark) Drone lived in the Muscoda area after their marriage. Their marriage record indicates Angeline's parents were Justus Clark (born Scotland) and Catherine ? (born New York). Angeline was born in New York circa 1843-1845 and possibly had a brother named Justus Clark who was living in Potosi Village, Grant County, Wisconsin at the time of the 1860 federal census for Wisconsin. There was also a Chester Clark in Grant County who may have been related. Andrew and Angeline's children, all of whom were born in Grant County, were: Katherine, Thomas Jefferson (my g-grandfather), John Justice, Jacob Friedrich, Edward Darian, William O., Frederick L., and Andrew Washington. Angeline died on November 16, 1881 and is buried in the Hickory Flat School Cemetery. Does anyone have information on Angeline Clark Drone's parents and/or siblings? If so, please contact Shelley Block at [email protected].

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Jackie Flaherty Sun Mar 26 2000 9:28 pm
Hi, I'm looking for the obituary of Mathias UDELHOFEN. I believe he died July9, 1987 in Beetown, Lancaster or Capsville, WI. His birthdate is April 26, 1881, so that would have made him 16 years old when he died - apparently struck by lightening. I would like either the obituary or a newspaper article. His parents were John & Katherine UDELHOFEN (UDELHOVEN). Thanks for any help you can give.

Jackie Flaherty
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Diane G. Davis Wed Mar 22 2000 1:15 pm
I am looking for information about THOMAS DAVIES b.1810 and d. 1903, buried in Buckwheat Cemetery. His wife's name is ELIZABETH L. THOMAS d. 1910 and buried in same cemetery. They had 12 children born in Lancaster. I am looking for their children and their parents. Diane Davis

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Bill Phillips Wed Mar 22 2000 12:48 pm
Two BUSHNELL brothers married two SCHAAP sisters in Grant county. Levi Newton BUSHNELL married Johanna SCHAAP and Daniel Willis BUSHNELL married Elizabeth SCHAAP. In addition, I believe Benjamin SCHAAP was born there. All three males ended up as homesteaders in SD. The SCHAAPs came to Holland, MI in 1847 and appear in an 1850 census of Ottawa county. Johanna's father Jan obtained a land patent in Ottawa county, MI i 1850. They next appear in a JoDavis, IL 1860 census. Unless I can find something about when, why and which ones went to WI I have lost them until they appear in SD.

Bill Phillips
Perry, Florida


Karen Miller Wed Mar 22 2000 9:41 am
Looking for descendents of Herman and Catherine MILLER or MUELLER. Catherine's maiden name was BUDDEN. Children of Herman and Catherine are as follows: Elizabeth b. 1848, Henry b. 1850, Mary A. b. 1849, John b. 1854, Christina b. 1856, and Joseph Anthony b. 1858. They are listed in the Grant County census as early as 1850 and a family farm in Wisconsin is listed in the obituary of Joseph Anthony Miller in 1937. Name may have been changed from Mueller to Miller at some point. Any one with information please contact me at [email protected]

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Mardella Whitmore Sat Mar 18 2000 11:56 pm
I am researching the TAPPS family. F. and Rosa Brobst Tapps immigrated to Grant County from Germany in the late 1850s, probably early in 1858. I would like naturalization information which will give me their birth places and the passenger ship that they come on, hopefully. Also, Mr. Tapps enlisted in the 47th Wisconsin V I in the Civil War and served until mustered out. I would like any information on his record that I can get. These people are my great-great-grandparents.
I hope that you can help me. Thank you.
Mardella Whitmore


David Nealy Showalter Fri Mar 17 2000 4:16 pm
I AM SUBMITTING JUST A FEW OF THE NAMES OF MY ANCESTERS, The ARTHURS arrived in Grant Co in 1827. RACHEL BROWNFIELD SHOWALTER came to Wisconsin about 1852 with her children Levi Leb Showalter, 2nd Lt. IRON BRIGADE, John Showalter 2nd Lt., 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry, Ruben Benoni Showalter Pvt. 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry became vice- president of the Meyer-Showalter State Bank Mary Showalter married James Hughes, daughter Myrtle. A cousin Milton Showalter served on the 10th Wisconsin Infantry. My father Claude Duncan Showalter served in the 331st Field Artillery in WW1 and worked for the Wisconsin Telephone Co. in Lancaster and other parts of the State. I will send you a more complete history of my family in the future. Thank you; DAVID NEALY SHOWALTER 2746 Brewer Dr. Sierra Vista, AZ. 85635 520-803-935 [email protected]

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Garry Bryant Wed Mar 08 2000 4:27 am
Seeking data on the following families: Alcorn, Baker, Droullard, Harger, Slaght. George & Matilda Alcorn came to Grant Co. around 1860 from PA. John H. Baker and his eight daughters and some spouses came between 1850-1870 from NJ. John Droullard's huge family came from Quincy, IL and settled in Dubuque, IA in mid 1830s and came to Grant Co. in mid 1850s. Harger in early 1850s and John Slaght and his wife Julia Baker in the late 1840s. Thankyou.

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David Howard Sun Mar 05 2000 4:28 pm
I am seeking information on John & Elizabeth (HOWARD) DUNN. Elizabeth HOWARD was born in Pope Co, IL about 1837. She was the daughter of Philip & Margaret Minerva (McFARLAN) HOWARD. Elizabeth (HOWARD) DUNN had two brothers, William & Philip HOWARD. She was raised by her step-father, James KIRKHAM. In 1890 John & Elizabeth (HOWARD) DUNN were living in Platteville, WI. They had a daughter who became a doctor.
David Howard
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Carolyn Drews Sat Mar 04 2000 9:11 pm
Looking for ancestral information for Charles Livens, dob 03/19/1838 in Lancaster, WI. Died 12/14/1903 inForeston, MN. Wife was Eliza Ann Dake (1850-1903). They had six children. Charles and wife died within two days of each other. Any info on Charles parents/ancestral line very much appreciated.
Thank you
Carolyn Drews
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Gregg Douglas Wed Mar 01 2000 11:40 pm
I am researching the REEVES & LAMPHIER surname of Grant Co. WI. Elijah & Caroline Martha Reeves (Lamphier) live in Grant Co. WI, from about 1843, to 1849. They had two sons born there, James and Levi, the family about 1859 moved to Napa Co. California. Gregg Douglas
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George Douglas Walsh Wed Mar 01 2000 5:48 pm
I am looking for any information on my Great Great Grandfather Thomas Caskey DAY. He married a Susannah Adkins on 18 July 1844 in Lancaster (Grant Co.) Wisconsin. She was born 17 Mar 1828 and died on 2 Feb 1907. She is buried at Christ or Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Crawford County, Wisconsin, (Located on Pleasant Mound Road). That is all the infor I presently have. Thank You

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Sarah Ann Dobson Thu Feb 24 2000 9:51 pm
Looking for information on Purl Dobson... His first marriage and what her name was. When they divorced or annulled? thank you in advance. Sarah Dobson [email protected]

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Richard Carter Sat Feb 19 2000 4:31 pm
My Great Grandmother's name was Mary Brucha. The only thing I know about her is that she was married to John Neckar. Name may have been changed to Nechkash or vise versa. There children were Edward, Frank, Fred, Amo? and a Daughter name unknown. My father says they were all from Grant County.


Judy Hilleman Wed Feb 16 2000 1:18 pm
Very little facts, word is emmigrated from Germany in 1850 to East Dubuque than lived and worked in Potosi Wi. Married Theresa ? [?barnes] and had four girls and six boys one named Theodore who left home for Story County Ia at a young age.One of the girls may be named Harriet. He may have relative that had a farm on bluff overlooking river,near Potosi .as family member remembers going there to visit Doser relatives.when young boy. Thank you Judy Hilleman [email protected]


Sharon Kafer Tue Feb 15 2000 5:34 pm
I am looking for the parents and marriage date of Walter E. and Estella Estlick or Eastick McREYNOLDS. Their first child, Roy, was born in Platteville, Grant Co., WI on 23 July 1887. I think they were married in Grant Co. in the late 1880s. Thank you, Sharon Kafer [email protected]


Frances Petrak Mon Feb 14 2000 10:44 pm
My husband's gr and gr gr . were said to have been in Muscoda from about1870-1882. Some say they came from Grant Co. and some say Iowa Co. Joseph PAZOUR worked in a cigar factory. Frank was probably in his teens. They were from Bohemia,Czech.Joseph was born in 1830 and Frank in 1857. They came to SD about 1882. Any help wil be greatly appreciated and thank you.

Frances Petrak
RR1 Box 129
Pukwana, SD 57370


LaVeryl Andrews Sun Feb 13 2000 6:17 pm
Elizabeth Bass married David Rich about 1839 in Grant County, Wisconsin and raised a family of 4 children; Walter b. 1840, Elisha, Dwight, and Elizabeth. I am trying to locate information on Elizabeth Bass' parents and place of birth.
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Janice Ringold Thu Feb 10 2000 10:08 am
Looking for children of William and Martha J Jordan. Thank You. I do look-ups for Kent County, MI web page. Most of the resourses I havepertain to the county, but one I have is "Passenger and Immigration Lists Index 1538-1940 by Broderbund." It's an index of written materials not the actual ship records, but I have helped a few lucky people find a lead. If I can return the favor........let me know. Regards, Janice


Jean Thisius Wed Feb 02 2000 4:43 pm
I'm searching for information on Richard, Thomas, John J., Henry and Lester INGRAM and their families. The time frame is 1842 - 1900. Some lived in Lafayette Co., some moved from farms to Benton and Hazel Green. I'm trying to decipher who moved where! Richard Sr. was married to Elizabeth JENNINGS and arrived in Lafayette Co. in 1842 from Cornwall, England. The following are sons: Richard Jr. was married to a BERRYMAN who later married a DUNN. John was married to Catherine SYMONS. Henry was married to Ruth PEDELTY. Lester was married to Mildred PEACOCK. Any help will be most appreciated and thank you in advance.

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Paul and Debbie Smith Tue Feb 01 2000 11:08 pm
My ancestor Margaret Rames married a John Weber. I have no details. Her family moved to Dakota territory in 1870 but Margaret stayed behind so she may have been married by then. I can't find any marriage records. Any clues??

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Janet R. Fett Tue Feb 01 2000 1:04 am
Searching for information on James Thomas who married Mary Willey about 1850. They had several children and lived in Grant/Lafayette County. Mary Willey Thomas died in 1879 and is buried in Big Potato Cemetery. James joined the Union Army late in the Civil War. James had at least one brother, William and one sister (unknown name). James & William moved on to Iowa in 1890's.

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Woody Woodard Sun Jan 30 2000 8:25 pm
I need help researching my woodward lineage. My great grandfather JOSUHA WOODWARD was born in ky abt 1815 and came to GRANT CO, WI abt 1846. He married Elizabeth Wayne in 1850 and moved to Crawford Co, Wi. He moved to Mo abt 1865 and was in Cloud Co Ks in 1880. I an trying to learn who his parents were.

Joshua had a brother Micheal who waa born in Ky about the same time. He also came to Grant Co Wi and later to Crawford Co. where he died after 1880. His first wife was Tabetha Alcorn and his second wife was Ellen Tyler,

There is a Cathrine Woodward born in 1763 and died in 1860, buried in the Wayne cemetery in Crawford Co. She probably is related to Joshua and Micheal.

Joshua had a cousin, Issac Woodward, who also was born in Ky and lived in Grant Co for many years. He had 10 children including James,Issac,Joseph, Eli,Francis and William. He married Adeline Elledge in 1837 in Pike co, IL. If anyone is researching this Woodward family I would appreciate any information that might help me learn who were the parents of Joshua Woodward and what county in Ky he was born.

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Byron J. Lightfeldt Mon Jan 24 2000 10:12 pm
Looking for information on John L .LYONS and Martha M. Orr LYONS parents of George M. Lyons who was born in Bagley, Grant County , WI. 3 July 1883. John may have been known as LEVI LYONS. He was said to have been a blacksmith or run a livery stable. The older son James Robert was my grandfather and John and Martha My greatgrandparents. Anyone with any information on this group of Lyons? Byron J. Lightfeldt email: [email protected]

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Darren Durman Sat Jan 22 2000 10:08 am
I'm searching for any information on John S. Galloway, born in 1828 in Wales, died in 1915 in Grant County, buried in Montfort Cemetery, in 1850's married Mary Ellen Morgan, born in 1832 (daughter of Eden & C. Morgan), died in 1906 in Iowa County, buried in Montfort Cemetery. One of their children was George S. Galloway, born in 1865 in Montfort, died in 1941 in Black River Falls, WI, buried in Montfort Cemetery, in 1887 married Marietta Fillbach, born in 1868 in Highland, Iowa County (daughter of Jacob & Jane (Wood-Hill) Fillbach), died in 1913, buried in Montfort Cemetery.

I'm also searching for information and parents of Jacob Fillbach, born about 1828, died 1913 in Grant County, buried in Montfort Cemetery, in 1855 married Mrs. Jane Hill (maiden name-Wood) (daughter of Isaac & Elizah Wood), born about 1830-32, died ??. Jane Wood-Hill was previously married and was a widow of ?? Hill. In a Dodgeville obit listing on Jacob Fillbach indicated that he was a early settler of the Iowa County area.

Any information on any of the named above, I would appreciate any help.
Thank you,
Darren Durman
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W9527 W. Bauer Road
Black River Falls, WI 54615
(715) 284-1754

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Ken Burden Sat Jan 22 2000 3:18 am
I am looking for information on Thomas Burden. Listed in 1860 Census for Fennimore TWP, Grant County p144. Wife Julia Albina Allen. Married in Georgetown May 29, 1955. Also interested in son Warren Joseph born in Mt Ida April 2, 1867.
Ken Burden
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Sonya Essman Tue Jan 18 2000 9:43 pm
I am trying to research the Mattingly name. My great great grandfather William Mattingly had a land patent in Grant County in August 1849. He had a son named George T Mattingly born April 16 1846 in Hazelgreen Wis. George T served with Company K Thirty First Wisconsin Infantry. He suffered a bullet wound in his leg. There was also a son named Edwin Dale Mattingly born Feb 21 1866 in Wisconsin. I have no other information. I am trying to find where William Mattingly was born.

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Edward A. Siedlecki Sat Jan 15 2000 8:30 pm
I am researching the DURNI and HARTNETT families in Grant County. Nettie BOWKER married Francis DURNI in Grant county in 1885 and the following children I know of Lloyd and Ena Leila. I am uncertain of how the Hartnett's fits into this as of yet.
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Leslie Smith Sat Jan 15 2000 11:42 am
I am researching the ancestors of Floy (Floid, Floyd) WEAKS. She was b. in Cassville, Grant Co. WI in 1866, dau of Giles P WEAKS and Jane MUNSEN On the marriage certificate of Floy WEAKS and Fred W. ROGERS, Frank WEAKS made an affidavit and also was a witness. I have lots of information from Floy and Fred, but am looking for information on Giles and Jane. Can anybody help? Leslie Smith, [email protected]. Thanks


Gerald Richards Fri Jan 14 2000 11:20 am
My name is Gerald Richards ([email protected]). I am trying to locate anyone in the Cuba City area who might be related. My greatgrandfather Augustin Reichhardt (later August Richards) was originally from Germany before coming to WI. He later moved to MN. I have been able to find information on some of his brothers and sisters, but I do not know how many of them actually emigrated from Germany. Another correspondent indicated that someone in Cuba City had a similar story, so I am posting this inquiry as a follow-up. Thanks for reading this. Gerald R.

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Richard Bailey Harries Tue Jan 11 2000 11:57 pm
I am the Great, Great Grandson of Alfred E. Harries a druggist in wisc.
Richard Bailey Harries
1764 Edgewood NE
Warren, Ohio 44483


Richard Carter Mon Jan 10 2000 11:04 pm
NECKAR/NECHKASH- I am trying to find information on my Grandfather, Edward Neckar, born 5/23/1884. He married Antonia Vinters/Winters in 1912 in Grant County. They had 5 children Edward Jr., Ida, Mary, Ernest and my father Daniel. They changed Ernest, and Daniels last name to NECHKASH so it would look like it was pronounced. I beleive they all grew up in Monfort. I am trying to find the parents of EDWARD Sr. My father does not remember names. He does recall some of his siblings however. John, Amo, Frank, Fred and a daughter. My Grodandpa's brother Fred NECKAR/NECHKASH married my grandmothers sister Rosie Winters/Vinters. Any clues??


Roni Fraysier Mon Jan 10 2000 6:25 pm
Am looking for information on the Daniel & Sarah GRIFFITH family. They were both born in Wales and emigrated to the US in 1849. I descend from Anna E., born Dec 1850 in Illinois. The family moved to Grant County shortly after with the remaining children being born there. They include: Isaac, David, Sarah E., Mattie, Mary and George. Would like to know where in Wales they were from, what ship they emigrated on and information on the other children.
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Roni Fraysier Mon Jan 10 2000 6:20 pm
Am looking for information on the James & Jane Edwards family. They were both born in England, according to the census information. Descend from son William Henry, born Feb, 1845; in Grant County. Other children listed are:James, Matthew, Margaret, Mary, Elizabeth, Etheline and Sarah. James died in 1848 and Jane remarried to Fredrick Webb. Would love to know where in England they came from. Whether they were married and when they emigrated.
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Pam Klein Mon Jan 10 2000 4:53 pm
Seeking information regarding Samuel Emery DIXON and his parents, Mary TINDALL and Amze DIXON. Mary and Amze were married in Grant or Iowa county in early 1800's. Samuel was born 11 Aug 1838 in Platteville, Grant County, WI. Would like to know more abt his parents and sibs. Thank you [email protected]

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Judy Giamanco Tue Jan 4 2000 10:29 pm
ADNEY, George S. b. 22, Sept. 1851, Wingville Twp, Grant Co., Wisconsin Looking for the history of the Adney family in Wisconsin. Judy Giamanco, [email protected]


Bob Archibald Sun Jan 2 2000 7:48 am
Looking for anyone who has information on WILCOX'S in Grant County WI before 1850. Benjamin (Wyalusing & Hazel Green), Samuel (Watterstown), and William G. (Waterloo) or any Wilcox in the surrounding counties. I found and obit of a WILCOX and it Said, she came to this land with her fathers family in 1844 which leeds me to believe that some of these people may be siblings. Other given names from the surrounding area are, Daniel, Elmer, Charles, Mary, Miles, & Joel. These names came from the federal land sales around the 1850's. This line came from somewhere in NY or PA and should have been born 1800 give or take 10 years. I may be contacted at [email protected]

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