Grant County, Wisconsin Query Archives---January-March 1997

Grant County Query Archives

January ~ March 1997


Connie Gaston Fri Mar 28 23:38:43 1997
Looking for descendants of Seth Dwight STEELE, married to Louisa RICHARDS. Their children, Ada, Hester May, Willis (Henry W.?), Daisy, Ralph, Walter, George Ernest, all born in Plattevile between 1860 and 1879. Interested in descendants. Seth Dwight STEELE served in the Union Army and died in Platteville in 1890. Any information appreciated.

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Janet Buckwalter Sat Mar 22 20:04:03 1997
NEWBERRY - Seeking info about John Davis (David) NEWBERRY. Lived in Grant County from 1848 until 1860. Married Cynthia A. They had at least 4 children - one was Robert NEWBERRY, born 1850 in Grant County.


Craig Albrechtson Wed Mar 19 21:18:39 1997
I am seeking any information about the Descendants of Loronzo STEVENS. Born 9 April 1814 in Maine, Married Eliza SYLVESTER, Died in Monfort, WI 1 January 1888. He came from Maine to Iowa County, eventually settling in Grant County where he lived until he died. Most of his children moved elseware but I believe his son Paine T STEVENS stayed in Monfort. I have much information to share. Email me.


Joanne Shaffer Tue Mar 18 18:54:33 1997
William SHAFFER--Grant Co. He was born abt 1813 in Pa. Married Eliza A. CONNER in Fayette Co.,Ill. in 1835. Moved to Plattesville, Grant Co. abt 1848. They had 10 children most born in Ill. Daniel, Julia (m. HILL),Lucy (m. STRONG), William, Rebecca Jane (m. BUTLER), George, Susan (m. NEWTON)Edward, Emma (m. HUNTINGTON), Eliza (m. RICHARDS) William married a 2nd time to Josephine? Where in Pa was he born? When did he die? Where buried? Would like to correspond with any descendents.. Joanne Shaffer

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Richard Leppla Fri Mar 14 20:49:38 1997
Brothers Peter and Jacob LEPPLA came to Grant Co before 1850 from Penn (?). Peter 1808-1873 m.Catherine HIPKINS dau of Vincent HIPKINS 1853. Children of Peter & Catherine; Lena GOLDEN 1856-1917, Peter 1858- 1942, Mary Emma MOORE 1860-1911, John Joseph 1864-1902, Catherine STONE 1866- 1921 and Elizabeth HAZELTINE 1870-1923. Have information will gladly share.

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Shirley Panka Thu Mar 13 20:35:52 1997
Seeking information on : People from Grant County, Wis. Patch Grove, Mt. Hope, Fennimore, Wyalusing and Bagley area.


Melissa Calhoun Sat Mar 8 22:50:25 1997
Interested in exchanging info with HARRALSON/HARRELSON researchers in Grant County, WI. Believe the family came from KY.


Bill Osborn Fri Mar 7 16:39:23 1997
OSBORN(e)........1856 to present. Looking for information on L.S.OSBORN, Aaron S.OSBORN, Thomas H.OSBORN, or their sister Sophronia C.PARSONS. All iived in Tafton in 1860 census, L.S. was a partner in OSBORN & COBB Dry Goods Store. From what I have found, Tafton later became Bloomington in the late 1860's. I would appreciate any information. Bill Osborn Kansas City, Mo


Leslie Beachwood Wed Feb 26 10:54:38 1997
I am looking for the identity of a BEACH, Wood R. who appears in the land records of Wisconsin as having taken out a 40 acre land claim in Grant County in 1848. Need to know if this was his real name or possibly the records were transcribed incorrectly and he is a BEACHWOOD. My husband is descended from George BEACHWOOD who homesteaded in Clark County WI in 1883, but we have found no information about his father or possible siblings and so I am interested in this lead. Thanks for any help you can provide.


B.J. Kunowsky Sun Feb 23 19:13:01 1997
WINTZ/SPOHR. Karl/Charles SPOHR came to Cassville around 1856. Eventually had 7 daughters - Cecelia 1850 Prussia m. ESSER, Odelia b. ca 1853 Prussia, Mary b. 2 Feb 1856 Prussia, m. Reiner WINTZ, Anna Marie b. 25 Dec. 1857, Boscobel, WI m. George TROTTMAN, Christina 1862 WI. m. John August WEBER, Wilhemina b. ca 1865 m Joseph WEBER, Gertrude SPOHR b. 16 Sep 1867, WI, m. Chris DRESEN Reiner b. 14 May 1809 Fliestaden (?) m.Margaretha WOLFE b. 1 Aug 1814 Fliestaden (?) came to US in Feb 1869. Had possibly 3 sons - For Sure - Reiner b.20 Feb 1844 m. Mary SPOHR. Possible Anton b. 26 Oct 1840 Fliestaden m. Gertrude SCHMITZ, William b. 27 Dec. 1847 m.Christiana KIEBLER, also possible daughter Gertrude. Reiner (Jr) is my greatgrandfather. Would like more info on Anton,William and Gertrude. ANY information appreciated. Thanks a bunch


Carolyn Jensen Sun Feb 23 07:06:15 1997
Looking for information on the following families: Thomas and Sarah (MCKINNEY)ELLIOTT moved to Richland Co. about 1848 has large family and both died in the early 1860's. John MCKINNEY was living with Thomas and Sarah in 1860 census. Wife's name was Temperance. John and Mary (STOUT?)MCKINNEY. Moved from IL and Grant Co. WI to Excelsior, WI. Large family including John Silas MCKINNEY of Excelsior. Vincent B. and Elizabeth (MCKINNEY) MORGAN in Richland 1850 census. Daughter first children born in county about 1842. William and Margaret (WALLANCE) VANCE and family. Moved to area about 1856. Jacob and Anna (WALLACE) VANCE moved to area about 1856. Girls are daughters of Isam and Mary (JONES) WALLACE also of Richland Co. . Believe John and Temperance to be parents of the other MCKINNEYs family may also have included Charles, Joseph and Burrell MCKINNEY of neighboring Grant and Crawford Co. Son of William and Margaret VANCE married daughter of Burrell MCKINNEY. ANY help on any of these family is greatly appreciated. I also have information that I would be willing to share with others on these families

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Sue Sparkman Sat Feb 22 14:30:28 1997
Looking for the following two men and their descendants. Both men married daughter of Riley MCPHERSON in the late 1840's early 1850's in Grant Co., Wisconsin. Any data on the families of Thomas GRIFFITH and Charles B. LILLIE greatly appreciated. E-mail me!


Jeff Parish Sat Feb 22 09:43:59 1997
The PARISH family settled in southeastern Wisconsin in about 1820, near the town of Monfort, Grant County (?). There is a "Parish Bluff" on a nearby river, and many of the headstones in the Monfort cemetery bear the PARISH name. Some of the early settlers' names were HENRY PARISH and AMERICUS PARISH. I'm looking into their history in Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Virginia.


Gwen Boyer Bjorkman Tue Feb 18 18:19:53 1997
Mary Ann BEEMAN MCINTOSH m. Henry PALMER as her last husband. She m. Alexander MCINTOSH and had John L. MCINTOSH b. 1843, m. Teresa H. PARKER 1861, Grant Co., WI; Nancy Emily MCINTOSH b. 1846, m. 1)Horatio R. PALMER 1863 Grant Co., m. 2)Nathan STEWARD 1865 Grant Co. Their dau, Lydia Sylvia PALMER m.1)Benjamin Mark ORR 1879 Grant Co., m.2)Jerome GULLY bef 1891. I would like to hear from anyone researching these names.


Vic Kemper Mon Feb 17 10:48:34 1997
Researching KEMPER family in Grant Co., WI; they've been there since before 1870. Anyone with such KEMPERs please email me or try my snailmail address. Vic Kemper [email protected] 2706 Johnson Street Las Cruces, NM 88005-1314


Terence L. Day Sun Feb 16 15:24:13 1997
Seeking John DAY and Elizabeth McKENZIE, Lancaster area. Lived in West Liberty, Morgan Co., Kentucky, when first child, Rufus M. DAY, was born, 18 Nov. 1835. Was in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, in 1839 when Jemima DAY was born. Was in Grant County, Wisconsin, 1 Dec. 1841, when third child, Theodore Barber DAY, was born. Burial "near Wright house." Obituary of step-son, James Johnson McKENZIE, says John DAY died in April, 1842. Other records say 1 April 1846. Elizabeth McKENZIE died 2 February 1861 at Melrose, Grant, Wisc. Seek any additional information on this couple or descendants.

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Helen Baldwin Sat Feb 15 00:18:20 1997
Searching for information on Hutchins WILLIAMS and his wife Sarah "Sally" Tolly WILLIAMS and their families. They arrived in Grant Count 1848 to 1850. Also looking for the marriage of John or Lewis CROW and Elizabeth "Ellen" WILLIAMS, and any information on their daughter Sarah CROW, who allegedly died as a young girl. Sarah CROW was 6 years old when her mother married Stuckley Winslow HARDING in 1857. Any information on this child would be appreciated.

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Jerald Hohndorf Thu Feb 13 22:51:54 1997
My gr gr gr gr grandmother Lavinah DARROW or DARRAH m in Vermont Gideon HAWLEY. She came to Ill 1818, Tazewell Co 1822. The following is an account written by descendant in 1908 "in 1845, in company with others, Pierce HAWLEY and his large family were on the boat "Gen. BROOKS" enroute for LaCrosse Wisc The mother (Lavinah), by this time infirm, died on the boat. Since the boat could not stop long enough for a burial, he gave his mother's body into the hands of the Masons in the town of POTOSI WISC with implicit confidence that it would be carefully, even tenderly buried." She was the mother of Gideon HAWLEY, a close friend of LINCOLN ANY information at all is appriciated. Was she buried carefully?

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Gary Barr Sun Feb 9 16:54:35 1997
Seeking information on the following three brothers all born in Yorkshire, Eng. John BARR b 28 May, 1827 ,d 20 June 1897 Glen Haven, William BARR b 19 Feb 1833 , d17 Jan 1865 Glen Haven, Edward BARR b 23 July 1836, d 21 Aug 1921 Glen Haven. I would also appreciate any info on Andrew SHAPPELL b ca 1810 , married Sarah DUSTIN 4 Oct 1832 in Kaskaskia Ill. moved to Grant abt 1839 owned property in Potosi, Sarah died abt 1842 (unable to confirm) Andrew remarried abt 1848 and he died 07 Feb1854 in Potosi and apparently buried on his homestead along with first wife Sarah. Will gladly exchange any info. Sincerely


Kathie Hopkins Sun Feb 9 13:23:13 1997
Trying to locate any info on the BISHOP & JANSSEN families of Kieler, WI. Grant Co. Looking for Louis A. BISHOP b. 8-16-1857 in Kieler. He had a brother, Herman BISHOP who later moved to Dubuque, IA. His sisters were Christina, married L. HAESLER (Dubuque, IA),Frances, married Wm. HOSCH (Dubuque,IA), a nun, Sister Appoplonia of Wisconsin. and a Mrs. S. BRANDT of Kieler, WI. Maybe more siblings as well. He spoke German and was born and raised in Kieler, WI. He married a local girl, Mary Ann JANSSEN, b. 9-22-1861 (married Feb. 14th or 15th 1881 at Kieler. Louis A. BISHOP died 3-5-1919 and was divorced from Mary Ann at the time he died. He lived in Dyersville, IA most of his adult life, and was a well-driller. They came to Dyersville, IA @ 1885. Mary Ann JANSSEN BISHOP died 9-16-1926 in Cedar Rapids, IA. She buried in Dyersville. I'm not sure where Louis is buried. Mary Ann had one known brother, Wm. JANSSEN of LeMars, IA. Having a terrible time trying to locate info on these families! Any info or help greatly appreciated! Please e-mail me at [email protected]


Tana Willis Johnson Sat Feb 8 08:34:10 1997
BANEK - Maggie, b:c1872 Wisconsin. Only clue is photograph taken in Cassville c1892. She married Charles ALDOUS [when? where?] and had my grandmother Hazel Lucille ALDOUS born Dubuque 1895. On birth certificate says Maggie BANEK mother, 3rd child of this mother. I don't know who the other children were - any BANEK's out there please? I don't know whether BANEK maiden name or from previous marriage. She was off the scene by 1898 when Charles re-married to Susan Barrow LIEB. He came to USA from London c 1891 and worked Exeter Ontario Apr-Jul 1891, Chicago Gt Western Railway Aug-Oct 1891, J L Sanders, Galena, Ill. Nov 1892, M J Mulgrew, Dubuque Dec 1892 to Jan 1896, H T Banton, Waterloo, Iowa Feb 1896-Jun1898. Any BANEK information much appreciated.


Randy Black Thu Feb 6 21:57:14 1997
Amanda Evaline McWILLIAMS married John Thomas Clellan BLACK on November 01, 1858 in Platteville, Grant Co., Wisconsin. The couple were married by Isaac SLATER, a resident of Platteville and a "Minister of the Gospel." Wondering about the church in which they were married (and, of course, any other details). Isaac SLATER's church? John C. BLACK went off to the Civil War and died of fever in Atlanta during (or before) Sherman's March to the Sea. Amanda's parents were Alexander and Martha Patsy (YOAKUM) McWILLIAMS. (I've got lots more on connections to all these individuals) Good to see Grant County, WI on the Web! Congratulations!


Robin Hoff Kaspar Thu Feb 6 15:24:44 1997
Searching Grant Co. and surrounding areas for Catherine KALTENBRUNN MCKINNEY, daughter of ??? KALTENBRUNN and Maria SCHMIEDER. She was born in Baden, Germany abt 1845 and I suspect she came to this area and then married. She was a legatee on her uncle's will and collected her inheritance in Grant County in person c1888.


K A Matelsky Sat Feb 1 04:38:36 1997
SCHLEIER family Michael SCHLIER b 1828 m Catherine KOLL b 1840 both from Prussia. Possibly married in Grant county children: Anna b 1862; Matthew b 12-16- 1865 married Catherine GROSS; Barbara b 1861 married Robert KIRSCHBAUM; John b 1852 m Frances ROSMANN; Christopher 1871; Herman 1873 became a preist; Henry b 1878 m Catherine WEILAND; Frank b 1879 became a doctor. All children born in Grant county. Would like to contact anyone researching this family or descendants.


MaryJoy Hauk (Hawk) Fri Jan 31 14:59:36 1997
HAWK, George came to U.S. in 1847 Wife Johanna RAWLINGS HAWK Would like pictures and general info about the family. He was buried in Platteville I beleive.


Jean Ladd Fri Jan 31 10:25:22 1997
Needing to locate any information on the following: Charles Henry LADD, b. 1846, WI and appears in Grant Co. as enlisting in the Civil War from Boscobel. His parents "may" have been John L.[S] LADD in the 1850 Census there. However, this is not a certain thing. Charles Henry LADD married Henrietta Maria RICHMOND whose father was Charles W. RICHMOND. A brother of Charles W. RICHMOND, Thomas RICHMOND appears also to have moved into that area. The wives of Charles W. RICHMOND and Thomas RICHMOND were sisters, Fidelia and Carolyn WARE. Emerson RICHMOND also was in the same company in the Civil War with Charles Henry LADD. Any information about these families will be very much appreciated. Jean LADD, [email protected], Oklahoma City, 405-946- 8670

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Nancy Trice Tue Jan 28 02:35:57 1997
Michael COLLOGAN, b abt 1839 Illinois (where?), (s/o Patrick COLLOGAN, b abt 1799 Ireland, and his wife Barbara MAGBY), married 30 Dec 1862 in Jamestown, Grant Co, Wis, Mary Jane JOHNSON, (d/o Martin JOHNSON and his wife Clara Elvira TAYLOR). Mary Jane was born 28 Dec 1841, Grant Co, and died 18 Jul 1928, Phillips Co, Ks. Two known children, Ella Barbara COLLOGAN, b 1871 Grant Co, d 1943 Alamosa, Colo., and Mamie COLLOGAN, b abt 1880 Dubuque, Ia, d 1902 Phillips Co, Ks. Ella married John Wesley ROBERTS and Mamie married his brother Herbert Albert ROBERTS. Anyone have any information on these families? Thanks,

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Judy Lutz Wed Jan 15 14:43:44 1997
I am researching the following names from Grant Co. DEVOE, KENDRICK, JOHNSON, LINCOLN and STIGARS. Ann Taylor DEVOE d/o Robert and Lydia KENDRICK DEVOE was born in Montfort, Grant Co. 2 Dec. 1847 she married William Haynes JOHNSON in the area in 1866. His father Enock JOHNSON died 1874 and is buried in the Rock Church Cemetery as is his wife Sarah STIGARS JOHNSON. George KENDRICK died in 1850 and is also buried in the Rock Church Cemetery. Anyone interested in this extended family please contact me. Thank you, Judy


Jean Ladd Wed Jan 15 14:07:06 1997
Searching in the Grant Co [and surrounding counties] the surnames LADD and RICHMOND. Sons of these families enlisted for the Civil War from Grant Co. Would like any information available concerning them. Sincerely,


Terence Kelley Sat Jan 11 09:58:17 1997
OSTRANDER****WALKER***BRINDLEY****KELLOGG***STREETER***RICKS*** Jacob OSTRANDER and wife Abigail WALKER moved from NY to Grant County Wisconsin with their 5 children abt 1850. All of their children married in Grant County in 1851, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1863 and 1869. Abigail died in 1856, and Jacob remarried Elizabeth Lindsey TOUSEY June 23, 1856. The grandchildren of Jacob and Abigail married those with surname of DIXON**PURINGTON***PETTIT**HAVENS**EGGLESTON**RICE**GIBBS** URICH**JACOBSEN. I have collected many facts on these descendants of Jacob and Abigail that I would like to share with anyone currently living near BOSCOBEL WISCONSIN. I have a common ancestor 4 generations prior to Jacob. . [Check out the OSTRANDER Family Association Home Page .]

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Ed Prichard Mon Jan 6 09:35:51 1997
I am interested in finding the issue of Phillip & John Wesley PRITCHETT (brothers) who lived in Grant Co in 1850. I believe that they married sisters Margaret and Patty Ann DAY. Any help would be appreciated. Ed PRICHARD


Bettie Enevoldsen Sun Jan 5 16:37:33 1997
NEGUS, Anna. disappeared after 1860. Last known living with the Horace CURTIS family in Grant Co., near Hazel Green Wis. Anna was born in 1847 At Galena, IL. to John and Priscilla NEGAS, Natives of Cornwall England. E-mail Bettie ENEVOLDSEN [email protected]


Helen Baldwin Sun Jan 5 14:25:24 1997
Page 132, federal census for 1860 in Lancaster, Grant Co., Wisconsin has a listing for a Sarah WILLIAMS. I am searching for a Sarah "Sally" TOLLEY WILLIAMS who married Hutchins WILLIAMS in Mercer Co. Ky. June 1, 1830. I believe that both Sarah and Hutchins may have died in Grant County, before 1870. No further records appear to exist on either of them after this time. The family names of those who came to Grant, and Iowa Counties are WILLIAMS, BURTON, TOLLEY, HARBISON. I would like to correspond with anyone searching these family names. Thanks so much. My snail mail address is Helen BALDWIN, P.O. Box 1546, Paonia, Colorado 81428.

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Ginger Swol Sat Jan 4 14:15:43 1997
I am trying to fill in some of the gaps in the family history that has been handed down to me. William C. WARWICK wife Nancy A. LONGFELLOW came to Bloomington, Grant Co. WI during the mid 1800's. Their children : Clinton Baker, Walter D., Shannon W., Martha A., Mary Alice, Minnie R., William Allen, Mark M., Frank T., and Cyrus M. According to family bible Frank T. m. in 1883 in Grant Co. WI. I would like to find out to whom and what happened to her. Frank T. shows up later in MN where he m. Julia C. GALVIN in 1887. They had a daughter Minnie b. Apr 1889 Frank moved his family to Cass Co, ND sometime during the 1890's Frank d. 1903 Cass Co. ND. I'll appreciate all information I can get on Frank and/or his siblings. Thank you very much.


Helen Baldwin Fri Jan 3 10:20:32 1997
Sarah CROW, Age 6, In the 1860 census of Grant County, Wisconsin. She is with her mother, Elizabeth "Ellen" WILLIAMS, CROW, HARDING and her stepfather, Stuckley Winslow HARDING. Our family history handed down says she was the daughter of John CROW and that she died young. Any information on this little girl would be appreciated.Thank you.

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Helen Baldwin Fri Jan 3 10:05:02 1997
I am searching for information on Hutchins WILLIAMS, who was born about 1801 in Mercer County, Kentucky to John and Mary BURTON WILLIAMS. Hutchins came to Grant County, Blue River Township(?) Wisconsin in 1840 and census records for 1840,1850, 1860 list him there with some members of his family. His daughter Elizabeth "Ellen" Williams CROW HARDING, her daughter Sarah CROW, her husband Stuckley Winslow HARDING, and their children Gordon Daniel HARDING, Frances Celona HARDING, and William Harvey HARDING, the baby who was born in Racine. After 1860 my great, great, great, grandfather, Hutchins Williams appears to vanish from the earth. His wife, Sarah "Sally" TOLLEY was not listed with the family on any of the census records, and may have died in Grant County before 1850. Any information would be appreciated. Happy New Year!


JoAn Goehring Wed Jan 1 14:56:13 1997
I am working on my mother's line, LATHAM. Her grandfather was Amasa Edward LATHAM who was married to Mary Katherine MITCHELL. They lived in Grant Co and their homestead is still being lived in by one of the LATHAM family memebers. Their children were, Lest L born in 1859 and died in 1860 buried at Farview, Edward Logan born 5 Feb 1860, died 16 Apr 1879 Farviw Ada Adelia born 12 Jan 1863 died 1939 buried Boscobel married to James CHILSON 12 Jan 1863. Timothy R born 1872 died 30 Mar 1950 buried Bismark married to Elizabeth KOLODZIK 1899 Thorton Henry born 1865 died 1936 buried Fennimore married to Elsy Lillian KLINGENSMITH 30 Sep 1888 William LORENZAL born 21 Oct 1866 died 26 Feb 1951 buried at Walden, Colorado married Mary J McLIMANS 3 May 1893 Leona Adel (Della) born 1867 died 1950 married 1st cousin Thomas E LATHAM son of WATERMAN. Mabel (Mae) 15 Oct 1875 died 27 Feb 1959 buried Hillside married to George MOORE 21 Apr 1897 Clara born 1879 died 1962 buried at Livingston married to Thomas HANNAN George born 1882 died 1961 buried Stitzer married Janet (Nellie) LIND 17 Feb 1903 I have a lot of information on the LATHAM family that I will share and I would like have some contacts to share their research also. Thanks JoAn


Craig Friedemann Wed Jan 1 13:09:32 1997
Looking for info on the SCHOLZ. Particularly Ernst August SCHOLZ who married Anna Rosina STOLPER. Moved to Grant County in the late 1800s near Neilsville. A section of this family moved on to Oregon. Other family names include: BRAATZ, RIEDEL and KURTH. Will gladly share what I have with you also. Thank you.

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