Grant County Queries
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Alan Fried Wed Jun 30 23:08:25 1999
I am looking for information about former Millville resident Clifford Simak. Can you help?


Carol Egg Fri Jun 25 03:07:01 1999
Looking for Hannah ADAMS, husband of ? (Susanna). Suspect bought land there in 1848. I wonder if this is the same Hannah ADAMS who m. Susannah PEIFFER in Easton, PA 24Jul1841. I am Carol Egg-- [email protected].

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James K. Lewis Tue Jun 22 15:50:14 1999
I am looking for info on Charles Wesley (H?) Smith married Lucy Jane Tyrrel 16 Aug 1874 in Boscobel by Rev Alen Hood.
Smith, Enos died Mt. Ida, Grant Co, WI 27 Mar, 1877.
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Dan Reese Sat Jun 19 22:50:02 1999
Searching for Charles Daniel Smith, first wife Hannah P., second wife Louisa Lane, third wife Sarah Miller. Parents of Charles Daniel were Lorenzo and Ann (Willard) Smith. Parents of Louisa were George B. and Johanna Lane. Charles and Louisa were married, November 12, 1871 in Fennimore by S.N.Jones in the presence of Robert C. Jones and Elizabeth Jones. Charles, Hannah, Louisa, Ann, Freddie, and Emmerancy are all buried in Fennimore's cemetary. All of the above also have ties to Galena, Illinois.

Dan Reese
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Carrie A. Taylor Tue Jun 15 08:52:08 1999
Looking for Joseph PETERA, wife Catherine, and children Frank, Mary, Anna, Antonia, Joseph, and grandchildren Frank C. and Mary C. They would have been in Grant county around the 1870-1880 time period. Anyone interested in exchanging information please contact me at [email protected]


Orval Woodard Mon Jun 14 23:57:24 1999

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Linda Patterson Sat Jun 12 19:40:08 1999
Could someone possibly look up Zachariah Lyons in the 1881 History of Grant County?

I am researching Zachariah Lyons, born Virginia abt. 1813, residing in Bloomington Twp., born abt. 1815, his wife Martha, born New York, abt. 1828, and his daughter Sarah Jane Lyons, born abt. 1855 Grant County, Wisconsin, and any other children he may have had. The family resided in Grant County from 1840 to sometime in the 1880's.

Sarah Jane Lyons married John Edward Bowden in 1873, Grant County.

I would appreciate any information anyone has about them.

Linda Patterson

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Bruce Droessler Fri Jun 11 13:44:19 1999
Being a real rookie at geneology, I'm trying to research our family tree. Information provided by Gene Droessler, takes me back several generations, but I want to see how far I can go.
My dad - Howard Droessler, 1919, born Grant county
married Katherine Flogel, of Grant county, 1941
His dad - Valentine Droessler, 1885, probably born Grant county
married Maggie ?
His dad - Joe Droessler, 1852, born in Germany
married Caroline Wiederholt (daughter of Joe Wiederholt and Victoria Lange) 1875
His dad - Christopher Droessler,
married Margaret Brandt (I believe 1855) (from family of Adolph & Lewis Brandt)
Margaret Brandt Droessler later married Henry Ludwig who had a son, named Henry.

I know some of these are buried in Kieler and that is about all. I would like to trace the family back to Germany. Any info you could give me would be appreciated.
[email protected] Orlando, Florida (407) 306-1776

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Kenneth Hamilton Tue Jun 8 22:26:17 1999
I am looking for the descandants of Elizabeth GEAR. Elizabeth married Augustus GEER / GEAR, April 20,1845 in Fulton County, Illinois. The 1855 census for Grant County, Wisconsin show her head of household with 3 females and 3 males in the home. Agustus, passed away prior to 1855. Any help or leads will be welcomed.


Bob Nobis Sat Jun 5 00:55:07 1999
I have a Philipp Karl Ernst B�RNER who was the step-father of my great-grandfather, Heinrich Ferdinand NOBIS. He was a weaver in Neuwiese, Stollberg, Sachsen when my great-grandfather, Heinrich Ferdinand NOBIS married Ida pauline KRAUSSE, on 16 May 1853.

Heinrich F. NOBIS and Philipp Karl Ernst B�RNER immigrated to AMerica in 1869 with their families and and settled in the Lancaster, Grant county area.

One of Philips' daughters may have been Caroline Christina B�RNER or BOERNER who married Henry KLUCKHOHN on 25 Feb 1879 in Grant Co., Wisc.

Any information on the B�RNER or BOERNER as well as NOBIS lines in Grant county would be greatly appreciated.

Bob Nobis
Mesa, AZ
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Kathie Harrison Fri Jun 4 10:34:01 1999
Hi , I am looking for data on these families, which were in Grant Co.WI in the 1800s to possibly the mid 1940s. My family surname is HARRISON. The Harrison family married into the families of PECK , BLAKE ( of Blake's Prairie,WI ), the BLUNT's, BRICE & PITZER. I have some data on these families , but would like to see if there is more out there. My 4th G-grandmother was Mary BRICE HARRISON and she was buried in Lumpkin Cemetery near Platteville & Bloomington. Her husband was James HARRISON who was b. 5 May,1750 in VA & died in Sullivan,IN circa 1824. I would like to know if there is someone who lives near this cemetery who could possibly find Mary B Harrison's grave & photograph the headstone or at least get the birth & death dates from it and any inscriptions. Thanks in advance for any help provided.
~ Kathie Harrison
home page: Harrison's of Nebraska

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Michelle McKinnon Wed May 26 16:51:27 1999
I am looking for information on ggrandfather's family (Platteville, Grant,WI). Dietrich Fredrich BUCHHOLZ born in Hannover Germany Sep 1835. Married Margaret Dorothea HEITMAN ca 1863. Dietrich, Margaret, and first son Wilhelm immigrated approximately 1866. Along with Dietrich's father may have settled first in BELMONT WI, then moved on about a year later to PLATTEVILLE,. Census records show the following children Wilhelm, Mary Ann (married Calvin DULL), John, Frank Frederick (married Emma Jane SMITH), and Henry. Suspect Margaret may have died in childbirth with Henry ca 1877. She does not appear in 1880 census records. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Michelle McKinnon
41 Coolidge Road
Danvers, MA 01923
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Mark Steinke Tue May 18 20:30:05 1999
Looking for info of families of 5 children of Jacob and Eve WYSOR PECK of Pulaski Co., VA who migrated to Grant Co., WI. They were - Catherine PECK, born circa 1798 VA, died circa 1852 Grant Co., mar. Robert L. WEEKS; Elizabeth PECK, born circa 1800 VA, mar. Augustus/Augustine MARTIN; Christopher PECK, born circa 1804 VA, mar. Matilda PITSER; Nancy PECK, born circa 1810 VA, died 1876 Grant Co., mar. Benjamin BURTON (d. 6 Nov 1862 Grant Co.); and Fidelia PECK, born circa 1817 VA, mar Isaac BURTON (d. 10 Aug 1868 Grant Co.) Have more info on the ancestry of the PECK and WYSOR families for anyone interested. Thanks.
Mark Steinke
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Jolene Swezey Sat May 22 14:54:21 1999

I am looking for the family of my gggrandmother, Emma OLIVER b. Jan. 13, 1851 in Grant county, Wisconsin.


Bonnie Martinson Thu May 13 11:32:04 1999
I am looking for any information on my father, Benjamin H. MCKAY. He was born in Fenimore, Grant, Wisconsin on 16 Feb. 1888 or 1895. I do not know very much about his childhood. He ran away from home at a very young age. Any information on any MCKAYS in Grant Co. would be appreciated. I would really like to find out about my father's family. Thanks so much! Please e-mail me.


Ed Kohinke Thu May 13 09:01:16 1999
Searching for info on James SHAW and wife Margaret, my 2nd great-grandparents. There is a James SHAW who obtained land near Fennimore in 1858 according to WI Land Records, I'm not sure it's the same person. Apparently James came from NY, and Margaret was born in IL.

Also, their daughter--my great-grandmother--Anna Almina SHAW, b. abt. 1863 in WI, married my ggf, Franklin William Howard (aka Frayer), in December 1877 in Fennimore. The certificate listed James and Margaret SHAW as parents of the bride, with Saml.(?) and William SHAW as witnesses.

James SHAW may have served in the Civil War, and may have been living in Boscobel when he died.

Ed Kohinke, 6913 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153-2231, 540-384-8013, [email protected]

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Jim Hannum Tue May 11 15:47:27 1999
I am looking for the EARL/EARLE and McINTIRE/McINTYRE surnames. In 1849, John B and Peter McINTYRE moved to Muscoda. Peter died there 9 Feb 1899. Peter and John B had a brother Charles Isaac (or Isaac C) McINTYRE/McINTIRE who was born in PA about 1815; Charles Isaac McINTYRE was married to Nancy EARL in Trumbull Co OH in 1836; the couple moved to Spencer Co IN by 1850-1860, but I can't locate them in 1870. Did they also move to Grant County with Charles' brothers?

Jim Hannum
7719 78th Loop NW
Olympia, WA 98502
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Marian Lowe Jordan Fri May 7 17:49:12 1999
Looking for JOHN CHAMBERS F. LOWE OR JOHN C. F. LOWE parents? JOHN LOWE and MARY ELIZABETH CANFIELD m. 1864 in Patch Grove, Grant Co, WI. Have John siblings Elizabeth, Joseph, David, Sarah and Lucille. Does anyone have information on this family.
Marian Lowe Jordan from Arkansas and California
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Sandra Johnson Sun May 2 23:15:00 1999
I am looking for information on Henry Holzer (b1855 WI) the son of Henry and Catherine Holzer, farmers listed on the 1880 Census under Platteville. Henry had 9 siblings: John, George, James, Katie, Jesepe, Peter, Leoris, Mary and Annie. Henry married my great grandmother, Anne Klar and lived in Platteville where he was both a miner and laborer for the railroad until his death, probably in the early 1900's.

Looking for information (i.e., where/when died and where she is buried) about my great grandmother, Anne Klar, born 1863 in Wisconsin. Her father was Chris or Chrisl Klar, a widower on 1880 Wisconsin Census, from Prussia. They were a farm family on the Platteville census. They were probably Catholic as my grandmother Frances, was baptized at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Patteville. Anne was listed on the 1920 Federal Census living on Broadway Street, Platteville with her daughter Irene and son Clem. Any help would be appreciated in locating when she died and where she is buried.
Sandra Johnson
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Gig Harbor, WA

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Rachel M. Downing Sun May 2 03:03:17 1999
My name is Rachel M Downing, email [email protected] if you have any connections or tidbits to share.

My grandmother was Lillian Mary HEITKAMP KIRK born 1901, Cuba City
Her parents were Catherine Byrne HEITKAMP and Bernard HEITKAMP
Catherines parents were Margaret KILBRIDE BYRNE from Rathdrum County Wicklow Ireland, and Christopher BYRNE born 1848 and died 1909 in Cuba City Wis.

My Grandfather James KIRKs parents were James KIRK and Elizabeth HOEBACHER. James worked for the railroad in Galena Il. and was killed by a train.

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Edward A. Siedlecki Wed Apr 28 22:44:18 1999
I am researching the BOWKER surname in Grant County. Jasper Bowker married Hannah Mary Keith.They had the following children. Ben, Alla, Clark, Emma J., Estella, Netta, Adam. the children where possible born between 1860 and 1880. I would appreciate any information anyone may have on this family.

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Mark Miller Tue Apr 27 22:52:23 1999
I am researching the Woodruff family information in Grant Co., WI from around 1820 to 1870. They came from Steuben Co.,NY. In particular I am looking for birth records of George Riley Woodruff, b. Feb.23, 1857,in Cassville, father Enos J Woodruff, but who was mother? An answer to this would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Mark Miller PO Box 821 Boulder, CO 80306


Anne Smittle Mon Apr 26 18:20:16 1999
I am looking for any information on the YOUNG family in Grant County, specifically Hickory Grove Township and Boscobel. Other surnames include: PETERSON and GREEN. Looking for information on ancestry of WALLACE YOUNG and his wife, LUCY PEASE YOUNG. The YOUNGS all seem to be intermarried to each other, or all my other ancestors listed here married another Young. So please let me know if you've got anything, I may have something on your Young ancestor!

Thanks again,
Anne Smittle
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Gerald Richards Fri Apr 23 14:13:04 1999
My name is Gerald Richards ([email protected]). I am looking for information on the John ZIEGENFUSS family that are reported to have lived at Hazel Green. I am not sure that they lived there because the census shows them in the town of Centre which I think is across the county line in Lafayette. My great-grandfather married Catherine Ziegenfuss and I am trying to locate proof of their marriage and birth certificates for their children. I would appreciate any help that can be offered. Thanks for reading this query. Gerald R.


Glenys Rasmussen Tue Apr 20 18:14:01 1999
I am trying to prove the parents of Christie (Christopher?) GRAHAM who married Elizabeth THOMAS in 1858 in Wingville, Grant Co. WI. He lists his parents as Charles and Martha GRAHAM and states he was born in 1833 in Guernsey Co. OH. If anyone has any information on the above Christie or Christopher GRAHAM, I would appreciate hearing from you. Thank you. [email protected] Glenys Rasmussen

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Karen Goddard Tue Apr 20 13:25:03 1999
Nicholas LEIBERT (LIBERT) was married to his wife Ellen DONOVIN on 28 Dec. 1858 in Hazel Green,Grant,WI. They are the parents of 11 children and another child from Ellen's first marriage in Ireland to a Mr. McKinney. Nicholas is of German decent he was born in Baden,Germany. Several of Nicholas and Ellen's children were also born in Hazel Green,Grant,WI. If you have any info on this family I would really like to hear from you. Karen Goddard< [email protected].


Jack Frambach Mon Apr 19 19:42:25 1999
Katherine PER married John FRAMBACH abt 1865, Caseville,Grant Co., Wisc. Any information would be appreciated. I have been researching FRAMBACH family and this is a new name to me.

Please contact me. John F. FRAMBACH


Mary Jones Sat Apr 17 00:02:25 1999
SOAT, Shirley Ann
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Carol Smith Fri Apr 16 19:00:24 1999
Am looking for information on the family of my grandmother, Mary Ann WEIDMAN (or Wiedman) born in Potosi, Grant Co, WI on July 5, 1874. Believe her father's name was John, and her mother was Maria REUTER. She was married in Tennyson, WI on January 10th, 1893 to George Rosco VanNatta. Any information you have on them, especially the WEIDMANS would be much appreciated.

Carol Smith
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Shirley Shinners Thu Apr 15 12:11:23 1999
Looking for info about Joseph Schuchart born in Germany. He came to the US in in 1852 with his wife Elizabeth and settled in Grant county, Wisconsin. They had children: Elizabeth,Karl,Rosa,George,Edward,Emilie,Louise,Victoria and Mathilda. I am interested in finding info about parentage of Joseph and/or anything about his family in Germany. Would love to find descendants in Grant county. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Shirley Shinners e-mail mjshinners Thanks


Richard Wilson Wed Apr 14 22:20:00 1999
I am looking for the burial place of my ancestor WILLIAM FEATHER who was born in PA abt. 1800 and died abt. 1851. He was married to CATHERINE Feather born abt 1823.

William appears on the 1850 census for Grant County but died in 1851. We believe he died in Grant County, Wisconsin. I do not know what church he may have attended. William's father served with the New Jersey militia during the early years of the Revolutionary War.

I am also looking for more information about his two sons, PETER and STEPHEN FEATHER, who farmed in Grant County, Wisconsin, during the 1860s. Three of Peter's children were born in Grant Co.: CELESTA A.; MARY ALICE; and ADA A. FEATHER.

Two of his sons, PETER W. Feather, born May, 1833, in PA, married to Mary, born 1835, and my ancestor STEPHEN Feather, born Aug 1835 in Mercer Co., PA, married to JEMIMA STEFFY, born Dec. 1857 in Morgan Co., OH; lived in GRANT Co., Wisconsin, between 1862 and 1869.

Both PETER and STEPHEN served in the Union Army during the Civil War. The 1890 Nebraska Veterans Index shows that Peter W. Feather enlisted in the Wisconsin infantry and served as a private in Unit K-22.

Military records show that Stephen Feather served in the 4th US Cavalry - Co. M.

Descendants of Peter W. Feather

1 Peter W. Feather b: Abt. May 1833 in PA d: in NE
... +Mary b: Abt. 1835 in Ohio
......... 2 Lillie H. Feather b: February 1858 in Ohio
......... 2 Celesta C. Feather b: July 1862 in Grant Co., WI
......... 2 Mary Alice Feather b: April 18, 1866 in Grant Co., WI d: April 21, 1903 in Adams, Gage Co., NE
.............. +Emery Anderson b: September 1857 in IL d: December 17, 1939 in Fountain Cem., Canton, Dewey Co., OK m: September 10, 1889
.................... 3 Frank Anderson b: March 1892 in NE
......... 2 Emma J. Feather b: Abt. 1869 in Grant Co., WI
......... 2 William S. Feather b: August 1870 in NE
.............. +Minnie b: August 1875 in MO m: 1896
......... 2 Ida A. Feather b: April 1875 in NE

Hopefully this is more than enough to convince you that I have a Grant County connection for my inquiries.

Thank you for taking the time to review my request.

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Richard Wilson,
P.O. Box 961921
Riverdale, GA 30296

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Cat Nielsen Wed Apr 14 21:08:13 1999
Interested in family of Eliza CARTHEW, died Dec 14, 1903, Rockville, Grant County, Wi.

Born Eliza NANCE, Apr 17 1815, Illogan Cornwall, UK. Daughter of William and Eliza NANCE. Widow of John CARTHEW.

Questions, Did they have children? She was buried at British Hollow Cemetery. Where is/was this. Can't find it on Cemetery list.

Cat Nielsen


Shirley Panka Thu Apr 1 00:46:04 1999
Searching for information on a Peter FINK and his descendants. Born 1794. Moved to Grant County Wis. from Pulaski County Virgnia 1846-1848. He returned to Virginia. Some of his children stayed in Grant County, Children Mary married a Joseph MAIN, Samuel, John, Joseph, Valentine, Elizabeth, Sarah married a SIFFORD. Shirley Panka e-mail [email protected]

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