Grant County Queries
Grant County Queries Title


Nancy Delphenich Sat Jun 27 21:31:26 1998
DOWNS, SULLIVAN, HIRD, UREN, McDONALD - Am compiling genealogy on descendants of Christopher (Kit) DOWNS and wife Elizabeth (Betty) SCHOFFIELD. There children were as follows:
Anna DOWNS b. 1835 married William SULLIVAN
Agnes DOWNS b. 1838 married Emanuel HIRD
Michael DOWNS b. abt 1842 married ?
Elizabeth DOWNS b. 1843 married ? UREN
Robert DOWNS b. 1846 married Malinda DAY and possibly a first wife?
Eliza DOWNS b. abt 1848 married Felix McDONALD
Descendants live in Grant, LaFayette & Iowa counties, Wisconsin Will gladly exchange information. Thank you.
Nancy Delphenich - [email protected] - 27 June 1998

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Vicki Leimback Sat Jun 27 01:37:05 1998
ALLING, Calvin P., Elizabeth, Jane and Edward. Edward b abt 1822 OH m. Eliza Jane Dean. Calvin, Elizabeth, Imri and Edward all homesteaded in Grant County in the 1850's. Edward and Eliza's children: Miranda Minerva, Cordella, Edward Jr., Laura Charlotte, Josephine M., and Flora A. Please email [email protected] Vicki Leimback.


Barbara A. Moore Sat Jun 13 21:20:08 1998
I am searching for descendants of John STURMER (born 25 March 1820 in Filzen, Germany) and his wife, Barbara BARTHEN (born 22 Oct 1830 in Lieser, Germany.) I have been researching this family for several years. I have located descendants of Barbara BARTHEN's brothers in MN, TX, OR, MN and have visited others who remained in Lieser. I have much information on the STURMER-BARTHEN family of Grant County, as I am a great-granddaughter of this couple. I seek to extend my knowledge of present generations and will share the information I have. Please contact me if you also descend from John and Barbara STURMER of Beetown and Cassville.

Barbara Baier Moore,
Falls Church, VA,
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Lucinda Moench Sat Jun 13 08:30:00 1998
Need information on Erdman MOENCH and Henrietta GUDERIAN living in Cassville, Grant County about 1865. Also, possible burial of one son in this area. Family moved on to IA . No other info at this time for this area.

Lucinda Moench [email protected]


Marita Lee Tue Jun 9 19:46:01 1998
I am seeking to find the ancestry of my great-grandfather, William Shannon COOK. He was in Grant Co. by 1840 when he bought land from John P. COOK. Wm. married Anna BATES at Hazel Green in Grant Co. in 1847. They lived in Lafayette Co., near Benton, then at Clifton--Livingston area in Grant Co. until 1875. Other COOK families also lived in that area at the same time. Were they related? William S. COOK was born in Ohio abt. 1812/14, his father is said to have been born in New Jersey. William S. COOK died near Simpson, Mitchell Co. Kansas in 1890. Anna BATES died near there in 1900. Seeking any COOK--BATES family information of ones who lived in that area of Grant Co. WI. 1840 to 1870.

Thanks Marita Brewer-Lee ... [email protected]

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Duane Olson Tue Jun 9 16:57:17 1998
I am seeking information about John BENNOR who obtained land through the General Land Office in Grant County in the year 1854. I believe there might be a connection between John BENNOR and Griffen BENNOR. Griffen BENNOR, who is in my wife's family line, married Emily MERRITT of Grant County. Emily was born in Grant County on 11 Nov 1848. Griffen BENNOR was born on 25 Oct 1838, probably in Jo Daviess County, IL. I have no other information about John BENNOR, but thought that perhaps the two Bennors might be related. I have been unable to trace the parents of Griffen BENNOR, so I thought that, if John BENNOR was related it would provide some help. The BENNOR family name is not a common one.

Any help, or information about either John or Griffen BENNOR would be much appreciated.

Duane Olson
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Judy Benish Thu Jun 4 22:45:05 1998
Seeking information on descendants of Jesse T. DAILEY & Rachel A. THORP DAILEY, who were married in Potosi WI, July 5, 1865. Children- Rachel May, who married George CURRANT, 1885 in Potosi, Samuel W. DAILEY; Mary Jane DAILY who m. Jean Wilmer SMITH 7/9/1888 in Potosi; John m. Katie LA PORT 12/11/1897 in Potosi; Adelaide b. 1876 m. William ROSE 7/4/1898, d. 1963, buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Platteville; Margaret m. Beryl Dean BUDWORTH 5/26/1898 d. Dubuque, IA 1904; Jessie A. m. 1. Herman SCHNERING, 2. Sam HARMON (lived in Milwaukee in 1929); Serena; Josiah or d. 1933 buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Platteville; and Grace Pearl, b. 12/22/1889 in Potosi, m. James SCHRIGLEY, living in Platteville when her mother died in 1929. Any information appreciated.

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Thu Jun 4 17:57:14 1998
Am seeking information on the Adam WOODS & Louisanna WORLEY family. They had 8 children namely, Esther, Sarah Jane, Edith, Amanda, Thomas Wesley, Mary , Avery & Elizabeth. Who did Esther, Thomas & Mary marry and what happened to them? All 8 children were born in Grant county WI.Any help on this family would be appreciated. Roberta Summers

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Tue Jun 2 17:53:13 1998
Seeking information on Elizabeth BOWMAN WORLEY RAYMOND. Elizabeth died the 4th. Sep 1889 at Boscobel Grant county WI.but where was she buried? Elizabeth married first John George Worley and after his death she married Wm Stephen Raymond in Green county WI. Any help would be appreciated and I am willing to share. Roberta Summers


Tue Jun 2 11:50:16 1998
I am seeking information on Richard C. KELLY & Sophia NOWELL Richard & Sophia were married around 1850 in Indiana county PA They had 7 children and they were: Margaret L., Joseph, William, Mary Ann, Matilda, Richard E., & Coulous. Margaret was born in PA and the next 4 were born in Scott county IA. Richard & Coulous were born in WI. Richard & Sophia moved with their son William to Gregory co. So. Dakota and that is where I lost them. What happened to all these children? Did Richard & Sophia die in Gregory Co. and William moved on or did they go also? Richard and family were on the Grant co. census for 1870 & 1880. Would appreciate any help and I am willing to share. Roberta Summers

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Lisa Salis Jones Tue Jun 2 02:09:07 1998
I am seeking information about my DEGENHARDT / BOURRETTE line of Grant county, Wisconsin....Charles Herbert Degenhardt ("Herb") : son of Charles C. ("Charley") DEGENHARDT & Mary Agnes ("Maime") ELLIOTT. b. 28 Jan 1912 Mt Hope, Mt. Hope Township, Grant county, WI. d. 16 Sep 1997 Blue River, Grant county, WI. married Geraldine Elaine Bourrette 1932 at St Lawrence O'Toole Catholic Church in Mt. Hope, Grant county, WI. Geraldine Bourrette was the daughter of Gene Bourrette and Leone Frye and was born on 27 Jan 1915 in Millville, Grant county, WI.

("Herb" and Geraldine DEGENHARDT were my Grandparents).

Children of Gene Bourrette & Leone Frye:

1.) Elizabeth ("Beth") Bourrette b.17 Dec 1918 d. 26 Jul 1993. married _______ Conklin of Kenosha, WI.

2.) Brian Bourrette b. 29 Oct 1908 d. Apr 1971 married-UNKNOWN. (S.S. card issued from state of Iowa.)

3.) Lela Bourrette b & d UNKNOWN married James McCluskey of Mt. Ida, Grant county, WI.

4.) Geraldine Elaine Degenhardt --details listed above.

I have color photographs of Frye, McCluskey, Bourrette, Degenhardt family grave stones and would like to share family info. with those who married into the DEGENHARDT families. Please see other family connections as posted. Please email me at: [email protected] Lisa J. Jones--DEGENHARDT-L@ROOTSWEB Listowner

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Lisa Salis Jones Tue Jun 2 02:09:07 1998
I am searching for information into the BEINBORN / DEGENHARDT families of Grant and Crawford counties of Wisconsin. My Degenhardt line remains mostly in Grant county and am looking for possible links of my Grandparents, Charles Herbert ("Herb") Degenhardt and Geraldine Elaine Bourrette family's to any Beinborn families of the area. Please email for specifics at: [email protected] Lisa J. [email protected] --Listowner.

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Rose Harnden Tue May 26 13:14:22 1998
I am researching the WILKINSON family that settled in Grant CO, William Henry WILKINSON was born 1829 in Cornwell, Eng, and marr. Catherine_______, she born 9 Dec. 1927 in Durnaham, Eng.. their children were......(1-) Francis W. WILKINSON b, 18 Jul 1861, (2-) John WILKINSON b, 4 Aug 1865 in Fairplay, Grant Co, Wisc., was marr. to Miss Riker and had dau. Hannah, 1901 in Iowa (3-) Sarah J. WILKINSON, born 23 Jun 1867, (4-) William Hery WILKINSON, JR. born 14 Oct 1869 and died 25 Jul 1870..
I would very much appreciate any inf on these people of their ancestors and decendants.. THANK YOU VERY MUCH..


Kathy Exner Schenck Mon May 25 21:27:01 1998
My Grandmother Elizabeth "Bessie" WELLS EXNER was born Sept 19, 1877 in Boscobel, WI. Her parents were Thomas Morris WELLS b: 1844 probably in NY and her mother was Eliza Jane MUFFLEY b: 1852 in Fairplay, WI married in 1871. I know that he went by the name Morris WELLS and was a cooper (made wooden barrels). Does anyone know any more than this?


Tammy Wild Mon May 25 02:03:17 1998
William KAY, b: Abt. 1813 in Leeds, West Riding (Yorkshire) England, d: May 27, 1855 in Big Patch, Smelser Township (Grant) WI married Elizabeth BOOTH, b: in England, d: March 1878 in Big Patch (Grant) WI. William KAY was a "primitive" Methodist Minister. They had 9 children: Joseph, John, Benjamin, Bessy KAY HILTON, Mary Ann KAY, b: August 07, 1845 in Big Patch (Grant) WI, d: August 31, 1909 in Linn Co IA married David WILD m: October 02, 1862 in Smeltzer (Grant) WI, Sarah KAY, William KAY, James KAY, Frank KAY.


Rob Esse Fri May 15 22:57:01 1998
Hello, I am hoping you can help me locate info & descendants of my ggg-grandma Charlotte WRIGHT HARRINGTON who died in 1875 in Bloomington, Grant co., WI at about age 50. She was married to James Monroe HARRINGTON [1822-1910] who was born in Hebron, Washington co., NY and died in Austin, MN, but was returned to Grant county for burial beside his wife according to his obit. Their daughter, Adelia May HARRINGTON [1848 Hebron NY - 1928 Austin, MN], married 1] David CUTSHAW in 1875 who died in 1877 and 2] Albert CORSON in Patch Grove or Beetown, WI in 1880. The CORSONs lived near Postville, IA and Independence, IA before moving to Austin, Mower Co., MN area about 1900. Any leads, obits, cemetery, etc. would be appreciated. Rob Esse, Little Falls, MN


Judy Eustice Fri May 15 11:04:28 1998
Ever ERICKSON and wife Annie ERICKSON. Natives of Norway came to the states early 1840's settled in Grant County Wis. Moved to Iowa about 1884. Would like any information you might have. This is all that is available to us.
My name is Judy Eustice, e-mail me please: [email protected]


Jayne Hill Sat May 9 15:25:00 1998
Am searching for information on John TALICH who came to Grant County, WI from Bohemia around 1855. Would like to hear from anyone with any info on the TALICH family.
Jayne Hill. My email address is: [email protected]


Nora Doyle Stafford Fri May 8 20:38:05 1998
I have located many of my relatives living in Hazel Green, Wisconsin in Grant county. I am specifically looking for relatives with the DOYLE surname. I am looking for John DOYLE b. 1811 County Wicklow , Ireland and his spouse, Mary Brady DOYLE, b. 1821 also in County Wicklow, Ireland. They had six children, 8 children, Terence,b. 1841, Anna, Thomas,b.1853, James,b. 1854, Garret,b.1855, Sarah, b. 1860, Edward, 1861, and John. I know that John and Mary emigrated from Ireland, in 1846. John was married twice, his first wife's maiden name was Farrell, they had four children, two of which were living in 1880. Their names were Terence and Anna. I am looking for any information on this family. I think that John DOYLE may have had some brothers living in the area. I am trying to find out if this is indeed true. I have a Garrett DOYLE living next to Garret, Jr. listed on the 1900 Soundex. He was born in 1825 in Ireland. His wife's name was Rosa. She was born in 1826.

Also listed on the 1880 census for Grant County are possible brothers of John DOYLE: Patrick DOYLE, b. 1809, Andrew DOYLE, b. 1813.

Any information is much appreciated!
Nora Doyle Stafford

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Gayle Rogers Thu May 7 19:07:01 1998
I'm looking for information on the surname WHITEAKER in Grant County, WI. I'm helping a friend, Rodney Whiteaker, who lives in California, but was raised in WI. Any help you could provide would be appreciated. We're beginners just starting out in this.


Julie H. Ganis Thu May 7 18:27:22 1998
I found an original land grant in an antique store today in Florida. It is issued to a Daniel ROSEMAN of Grant Co, WISC, dated Nov 10, 1855. Says township 6, section 3, etc. It is signed by Pres. Franklin Pierce. I didn't buy it because it was $400! But someone that is a descendant may splurge for it! It is a nice size and in good condition for framing. Julie H. Ganis, 256 16th Ave NE, St Petersburg, FL 33704.


Bud Engelhardt Wed May 6 10:56:13 1998
I am researching my mothers side of the family. Does anybody have a connection to the following? Joseph WELLARD, b. 1762-1789 in Eng, d. bef. 1878, m. Mary HARUDEN, b. 1764-1790 in ENG, m. 1784-1828, d. bef. 1878. They are the parents of Joseph WILLARD (2) b. 17 Nov 1816 in Co. Kent, ENG, d. 8 Sep 1908 in North East, Erie Co., PA, m. Philanda ? b. 1802-1826, d. bef. 1850. They are the parents of Francis WILLARD b. 20 Nov 1842 in Chatauqua Co., NY, d. 24 Nov 1885 in Wyalusing, Grant Co., WI, m. Marion GULICK b. May 1852 in Grant Co., WI, d. Jan.1919 in WI. They are the parents of George, Ira, and Arthur WILLARD. George is my grandfather. He was born 8 May 1880 in Wyalusing, Grant Co., WI, d. 23 Apr 1977 in Yakima, YakimaCo., WA, m. Bessie Naomi TOWNSEND, daughter of Olive LIBBY and Mark Wheeler TOWNSEND, both of Hurricane, WI. Bessie was b. 14 Feb 1883 in Beetown, Grant Co., WI. She d. 28 May 1935 in Hunters,Stevens Co., WA. They were married 26 June 1901 in Mt. Hope, Grant Co., WI. They are the parents of Mark, Olive, and Frances WILLARD, all of which were born in Stevens Co., WA. Frances is my mother. I will answer all inquiries and share all my research. Thank you. Bud Engelhardt, 23108 East Nora, Spokane, WA 99207


Donald E. Ayers Sun May 3 18:06:29 1998
I am trying to find the ancestors of Margaret MARSHALL, born circa 1824, possibly in Ireland. She married John HOGAN in Galena, Illinois on November 25, 1850. They lived in Hazel Green where at least three of their children, Thomas Walter, John Patrick, and James Timothy, were baptized at St. Joseph's Church. They migrated to Kansas, probably Douglas Counties, between 1857 and 1860.

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Glen McKenzie Sun May 3 11:34:10 1998
FARGUSON, John - I am looking for information on John FARGUSON, his wife Sarah MORRISON and their children: Mary Jane, William, Thomas Joseph and Margaret who were in Grant County between 1859 and 1865. Any assistance is appreciated.

Glen McKenzie
P.O. Box 1767
Swan River, Manitoba
Canada R0L-1Z0


Dale Mathre Sat Apr 18 19:19:04 1998
Seeking any info on Joseph William CERO b. 2 June 1878 in Grant Co., WI. Died 28 Sep 1945 in Chickasaw Co., IA. He was son of John CERO and Josephine BIEZEMANN (exact spelling of her name not known). 1900 Iowa Census indicates family emigrated to U.S. from Germany (may be Poland today) in 1874. This same census lists family name as ZERO. Family stories indicate original name was CEROBINSKI or similar spelling. Am most interested in learning about family origins. Note: Joseph CERO had known siblings Frank b. 1882, Rosa M. b. 1884, John b. 1885 and Ella b. 1891.


P.R. Orr Tue Apr 14 19:20:09 1998
The HUTCHCROFT family settled in the Beetown, Grant Co., WI ca 1858 coming from Canada and before that from Co. Yorkshire, England. One branch of the WI family went to Oregon. Would like to contact living descendants.


Robert Fletcher Sat Apr 11 18:28:06 1998
Interested in Mary Jane FLETCHER, b 2 Sept. 1834, Elizabeth, Lafayette Co., Wisc. d 21 Sept. 1930, Lancaster, Grant Co., Wisc. married Nathan Shoemaker, b ------------------- d 17 June 1864, Battle of Kennesaw Mt. Ga. Civil War on 8 April 1851, JoDaviess Co., Il. Children: ???


Holly Reckord Sat Apr 11 15:13:21 1998
I'm looking for info (and have some) on Eben J. Reckord born in Patch Grove in 1862 to Sarah JOHNSON RECKORD and Eben (Ebenezer) J. RECKORD. Sarah was born in England, Eben, Sr. in Pennsylvania.

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