Grant County Queries
Grant County Queries Title


Donald Mari Tue Sep 30 03:14:39 1997
I am looking for any information on Mason SPENSLEY. What I know: He was born in England November 6, 1814 and died in Grant County in 1884. He was married to Frances Taylor in 1853. I believe they had eleven children. What I would like to know: Anything available. Don Mari

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Jim Wyman Sun Sep 28 17:12:16 1997
Looking for information on George SALZMANN family. George SALZMANN lived in Paris Township, Grant County, Wisconsin. He was married to Theresa ULMON SALZMANN. Children: Anna, Barbara, Casper, Frank, Henry, and Margaret. George was a native of Giesleden, Prussia. Trying to find out if he is buried in Grant County, Wisconsin and when he died. His son Casper is my greatgrandfather. Casper built the Catholic church in Hazel Green, Grant Co., Wisconsin before moving to Illinois.

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Christine Amsden Sun Sep 28 17:15:04 1997
I would be extremely grateful for any information available on the surname SPENSLEY in Grant County. Immigrants of this name from Yorkshire, England, were involved in lead mining in Grant County. Christine Amsden


Dennis L. Branham Sat Sep 27 02:27:24 1997
I am seeking information on Benjamin BRANHAM married to Sarah (Sally) STANFORD who resided in Potosi Twp in abt 1855 until they died in abt 1878 for Benjamin and 1877 for Sarah (Sally). I know they are buried close to Potosi according to Helen Munn. By checking the 1860 and 1870 Grant County census I know they lived there.

The information I am seeking is the names and ages of their children whom I believe to be Ann E, Albert G, James H, Elizabeth, Louisa and Benjamin Franklin. I am sure of all children except for Elizabeth and Louisa.

Any information you have on this family will be appreciated and will be helpful. If there is any costs for copies, postage, etc. please advise me by email at [email protected]. I will get you out a check soonest.

Thank you for your assistance.

Dennis L Branham
400 Greenfield Dr - Sp 21
El Cajon, CA 92021-4509


Peter E. Brown Fri Sep 26 22:49:37 1997
Attempting to locate info on Marjorie MACAULEY (Hake) and Earl James MACAULEY known to have resided in Platteville, Wisconsin, Grant County. Couple bore two children, Mary, and Eleanor. Both daughters attended Platteville High School. Mary was born in 1913 in Brodhead, Wis, and Eleanor in 1923 in Platteville. If any info available on the MACAULEY's, need dates of death, where interred, address when living in Plattville area, parents of same. Earl J. MACAULEY is believed to have worked for the railroad as a brakeman, and is believed to have migrated from Canada. Thanx in advance for any help.


Larry Johnson Fri Sep 26 11:23:26 1997
I'm searching for information on Clarissa Jane JACKSON, born Jan 29, 1871 in Hazel Green, Grant co, Wis. Also searching for information on her Father Joseph JACKSON born 1834 and her Mother Elizabeth Ann JACKSON (Barnett) born 1838. Thanks


Janice Gerdts Mon Sep 22 11:13:20 1997
Sarah MARSHALL, b. 17 Mar 1823 in Ithaca, Tompkins, NY went to Grant Co., WI to live with a brother 0r married sister. Married Orval B. COTTLE (son of Benjamin COTTLE & Keziah COTTLE) at Hazelgreen 18 Dec 1842. Would like to exchange info with any MARSHALL or COTTLE Family.

Looking for the burial place of Benjamin COTTLE, died Grant Co. WI 29 Sep 1840. Also children of Orval B. and Sarah MARSHALL COTTLE: Julia Relief, 1843-1846; Henry Clay, 1844-1845; Carolyn Alice, 1846-1847; Mary Ellen, 1947-1848. Appreciate your offer of help.

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Jim Wyman Sat Sep 20 20:49:32 1997
Looking for information on George SALZMANN, b. 18 Nov. 1818 in Prussia. Settled in Grant Co. Wisconsin after stops in Ken. and IL. Married Theresa (?). Parents of Anna (b. 1847), Barbara (b. 1850), Casper (b. 1854), Henry (b. 1856), Frank (b. 1859) and Margaret (b. 1863). Casper SALTZMANN built catholic church in Hazel Green, WI. Casper may have had a wife before he married Amelia Kiger (Krueger) in Marquette, MI. First wife may have been named Anna GOBEL. Need death date of George and George's wife and Casper's marriage info. Also info. on any SALZMANNs left in Grant Co.


Sandy Bushaw Mon Sep 15 19:29:21 1997
I am submitting info on my Great Great Grandmother Sylvia PARTLOW She died April 5, 1882 Fennimore, Grant Co. Wisconsin and is buried I believe in the Prairie Cemetary. I am not sure if her husband John Partlow is buried there as well. I will have someone search that for me later

Sandy Bushaw
717 Nth 18th Place
Mt. Vernon, Wa 98273

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Yvette Reckert Thu Sep 11 13:27:12 1997
WASHBURN -Searching for info on Benjamin Franklin WASHBURN b. 15 Oct 1814 in VT/NY, d. 1863 Civil War death in AK; m. Elizabeth E. RUTH in IL, d. 1886 in Grant Co. They moved to Grant Co abt. 1844/45, to IL and back to Grant Co. abt. 1853/43. Eliz. Ruth's second marriage was to Dempsey FIELDS. WHITISH - Also searching for info on Peter WHITISH b. 1875 in Grant Co., d. 1965 in Valley CO., MT; m. Clara Frances Rebecca HELM/S 1901 in Grant Co., b. 1883 in Richland Co., d. 1961 in Valley Co., MT. They lived in Grant Co. until apps. 1911/12. Any info on them would be deeply appreciated.


Dan Gordon Thu Sep 11 06:36:16 1997
I am looking for information on a John GORDON, who my records show resided in Patch Grove, WI. sometime between 1837 and 1850. He buried a wife in Patch Grove, her name is believed to be Mary Courtney Gordon. Believe that John had a son named James Columbus Gordon?


Rose DeRocher Wed Sep 10 11:07:41 1997
Looking for information in Isabelle Franzen GRUBBLES, born in Beegden, Holland that lived in Paris Twp., Grant County. Also Looking for info on the death of George MONTAG d. 13 feb 1891, Anthony MONTAG died 28 July 1891 and Dora MONTAG died 8 Sept. 1892 in Grant county. E-mail me if you have info on any of the above people. Thanks!!


Pat Skinner McCord Sun Sep 7 20:41:49 1997
Dwight UTTER born 1848 NY, father Dennison D. UTTER born NY, Mother Diatha INGALLS born NY. Dwight married Julia NEWKIRK 1867 Juneau Co., WI. Julia's parents were William NEWKIRK and Fannie HAMMOND. Dwight was found in the 1860 census in Fennimore Twp.,Grant Co., WI. Dwight UTTER was residing with John and Elizabeth ATKINS or ALKINS or ADKINS. Has anyone heard of these names? I would appreciate your help very much. Thank you so much.

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Bonnie DeMaree Sun Sep 7 09:12:36 1997
SCOTT, Rezin b. 15 Oct 1819 Madison PA. Moved to Grant Co. WI at age 19. Lived in Glen Haven WI until about 1871. Then moved to Bond Co. IL with wife Jane BUNCH WALKER. They were married in Grant Co. 1844. Rezin died 1894. Looking for the families that connect Rezin and his grandniece Addie DELAP also of WI. Rezin's brother Washington, Mark, Samuel, Thomas.

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W. Lorraine Watkins Fri Sep 05 10:46:12 1997
I am researching the Stephen Decatur WATKINS family of Lima and Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin and descendents. He was married to Florinda HIRST, dau. of William D. HIRST of Grant County (Bloomington?). They were residents of Lima during the mid 19th century. I am interested in researching the Florinda HIRST antecedents as well as numerous siblings all of whom attended school in Grant County in the mid 19th century. Stephen and Florinda WATKINS' son was Rolandus Aurelian WATKINS also a Grant County resident for the second half of the 19th century. He was married to Ellen Maria CLARK, niece of John Garvin CLARK of Lancaster, Grant County. John G. CLARK was in the State Legislature during the Civil War.. I have information regarding the descendents of R. A. and Ellen WATKINS and am interested in information regarding the descendents of John G. CLARK, William and Alice and their descendents.

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Lois Mensing Wed Aug 27 21:36:22 1997
Hi, I am searching for information on the parents of Charles BAYMAN born 01 Feb 1845. I am told his parent's surname was PANN and when Charles was four years old his father died enroute to the US and was buried at sea. His mother re-married a man named BAYMAN who later adopted Charles in Wisconsin. Charles had a half brother William who was the father of Roland and Marion in Wisconsin. We have reason to believe they were from Platteville, Grant, WI. If anyone has information regarding these two family names, I would greatly appreciate any bits or pieces. I have a lot of the family information from Charles BAYMAN and his wife Emma Francis BRIGGS born in January of 1845 until now (raised their family in the Bridgewater, Fontanelle, and Greenfield, Iowa, area, and would be glad to share info on any of these surnames. Thank you.


David Kviz Tue Aug 26 20:18:20 1997
I did not notice my name on the master list. I am David KVIZ, and live in Blue River. My father is Robert L. KVIZ who was born in Blue River, and his father was Jerome KVIZ, born in Chicago sometime in 1910. If you would like more information please contact me @ (608) 537-2013 or call my father @ (608) 537-2913.


Diane & Jerry Parsons Sat Aug 23 23:01:25 1997
Diane and I are searching for information about YOUNG and WYNNE families who lived in Grant County in the 1870's. Thanks for listing our interest. Diane and Jerry Parsons [email protected] 2018 Cessna Street, Ames, IA 50014-7058.

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Dennis Gigstad Wed Aug 20 20:21:25 1997
I'm looking for information on members of the WILSON Family. They probably lived in Grant County about 1864 as I have information that my great-grandfather Henry Ellsworth WILSON was born there on January 1, 1864. Any Information would be helpful.


Betty Rockswold Mon Aug 18 10:23:27 1997
Looking for Fred William LANGENDORF born 3-18-1855 in Grant County, WI.


Anne Smittle Thu Jul 31 22:50:07 1997
Hello, I am writing to request a query on the YOUNG family of Boscobel. I would like to know anything about them. My grandparents are still living in Boscobel as YOUNGs, but I would like to know about the history of the YOUNGs in greater detail-most especially the country of immigration and if any YOUNGs served in the Wars (I know Grandpa is a vet, though!). Thank you for any information you can give, I would appreciate your help.

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Tom Green Mon Jul 28 14:52:25 1997
Looking for the burial place of William F. HICKS, born circa 1830 in KY, died aft 1887 in Grant Co. Wis? First spouse was Nancy (SMITH) HICKS. Second spouse was Mary Jane (LEE). Looking for any HICKS, LEE, or BLOYER researchers in Grant Co, or surrounding Counties in Wisconsin, circa 1850's to present.

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Donna Schuler Fri Jul 25 21:20:50 1997
Looking for marriage info of William Emmett O'ROURKE to Ellen F KENNY 08 Jan 1866, St Rose Church, Smelser Twp., Grant County. Also looking for birth of Cyril Emmett O'ROURKE 23 May 1876. Birth info for Elizabeth Estella GANNON, born 01 Jan 1882 Boscobel, Wisconsin


Sandy Bushaw Fri Jul 25 09:41:11 1997
I am looking for death or obit of John PARTLOW born 1817 Lower Canada lived in Boscobel and Fennimore 1860 and 1870 must have died sometime after the death of his wife Sylvia 1882--can't find his death listed anywhere.


Don Ford Thu Jul 24 16:34:01 1997
THOMPSON and HANNAMAN. Seeking information on ancestors/descendants of Uriah & Elizabeth (HARRISON) THOMPSON who settled in Grant Co in late 1840's. Also seek info on Thomas and Sarah (BRAZEL) HANNAMAN who also settled in Grant Co. in late 1840's. Also seek info on Elizabeth (HARRISON) THOMPSON'S place and date of death. She appears in 1870 census but her husband, Uriah, is listed as a widower in the 1880 census. Thanks! Don Ford


Sue Ozawa Tue Jul 22 16:25:06 1997
I am researching my great grandmother's family who I have reason to believe lived in Lancaster, Grant Co., WI. Her name was Clara Elizabeth RHODES. She had two siblings, Linda RHODES and Howard RHODES. My grandmother married Frank Warren BUCHNER. I am looking for the dates of birth of the three RHODES as well as the birthdate of BUCHNER. I am guessing that Clara RHODES was born in the late 1860's to the early 1870's. I base this on the fact that my grandmother was born in 1894 in Milwaukee, I have to assume that Clara and Frank BUCHNER moved there from Lancaster. I have old studio portraits taken in Lancaster by the W.B. Van De Wall studio, by the Watton studio and by the Longdon studio. There are no dates on these photos. One has the name F.W. BUCHNER noted on the back. I also have a photo taken in Platteville by J.S. Nye with the name Clara RHODES noted on the back. The photo taken by the Longdon studio is of an older woman, who I am guessing is either the mother of Frank BUCHNER or Clara RHODES. I am also guessing that the photos were taken in the 1880's. I believe that both Howard and Linda RHODES continued to live in Lancaster. I recall going to see Linda at her deathbed in the late 1940's or early 1950's when I was a young child. My mother recalls going to see them when she was a young girl in the 1930's. I would be most grateful if you could provide me with any information on these families or suggestions as to where to look further. I currently live in The Bahamas and my mother lives in Hawaii so it has been rather difficult to dig information up. We are planning to meet in WI in early October of this year to visit places my ancestors lived. So any information you might be able to provide would be invaluable. Also, does Lancaster have any old hotels still open for business? I would be more than willing to compensate anyone for their time and coping and postal expenses should the uncover information.


Sue Richardson Sun Jul 20 17:56:25 1997
HOWIE, Dr. James - b. Ayrshire Scotland 1810 d. January 1887 supposedly in Cuba City, WI-physician, missionary. I can't find any death, cemetery or census records in Grant Co. Any help, please email [email protected].


Suzanne Bakey Fricke Sat Jul 19 13:28:28 1997
Searching for any information about John and Catherine BAKEY, their son James, and daughters Mari, Catherine and Eliza who appear on the Census of 1860 living in Hazel Green Township. John and Catherine were born in Ireland in the 1820s, son James born in PA, and daughters in WI. My direct line of BAKEYs comes from PA. I am researching the entire BAKEY tree (which I believe will not be a large tree!). Believe the John BAKEY family of Wisconsin is the link between Iowa and other western BAKEYs and my PA family. Happy to share information I have so far.


Paula Wattles Thompson Fri Jul 18 16:16:25 1997
I am looking for the surname WATTLES. The year is about 1846 My greatgrandfather (Elisha Benjamin WATTLES) was born June 28, 1846 in Grant Co. I'm trying to find out information on his father John and mother Elizabeth CACH. Thank you for your time. My E-mail address is [email protected].


Dean Thomas Wed Jul 16 18:07:23 1997
Searching for information on Nicholas THOMAS (b. 1823) family who emigrated from Cornwall, England in 1853 to Grant County with wife Jane (nee PETER); mother Ann (REED) THOMAS and 5 children: Jabez, William, Ambrose, John & Elizabeth Jane. They settled in Big Patch, Grant Co. Nicholas d. c. 1879 at Georgetown. Members of the then Primitive Methodist Church; buried in the local area. Siblings also in Grant Co. were: Ambrose, William, George, Ann (nee THOMAS) HARPER, & Elizabeth (nee THOMAS) VINE.

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Karen Wed Jul 9 11:12:53 1997
SULLIVAN, Jerry married to Rose Ann ??? on 4 Oct 1868 in Platteville, Grant Co., WI. Would like to hear from any one who may have any info on the SULLIVAN family of Grant Co. or other counties of WI during this time. Please e-mail me at Kitty [email protected] Thank you Karen


Marcia Hardesty Wed Jul 2 07:58:57 1997
Searching more info and family on Benjamin Franklin FORBES b 13 May 1811 Philadelphia, PA, d 20 Aug 1857 Garnoville, IA Clayton Co, m Anna RILEY (?HARDIN) b 1815, d 19 Feb 1893 Portland, OR. Ben arrived in Cassville, WI Grant Co in 1831, where he joined Glendower PRICE, a young man of means from Philadelphia, who arrived not to long before. Their wives were sisters. They participated in the Black Hawk War. In 1834 Anna RILEY joined her husband in Cassville with two children, one two years old and the other "your humble servant" (?does this mean infant), and were greeted by Mrs Harriet PRICE, sister of Anna. These children were b in Philadelphia. (? did Ben return to PA for a while). In 1834 Benjamin was a postmaster in Lancaster, Grant Co, 1837 his parents, Jared FORBES and Catharine REEVES arrived by way of Cinncinati, OH with their other children all born in Philadelphia. Ben was also a hotel landlord, in Landcater and Cassville. He went to Garnoville, IA Clayton Co and then joined the gold rush to CA, founded Forbestown, CA Butte Co, made his fortune and returned to his family in Garnoville, were he died. Some of his children followed him to Forbestown, some stayed. Jared FORBES b 16 May 1784 Scotland, CT, Hartford Co, d 1860 Cassville, m C 1808 Scotland, CT to Catharine REEVES who d 1839 Cassville. Children; Rebecca b c 1809, d young; Benjamin Franklin* b 13 May 1811; Edward C. b 1816, m Sarah DANLEY; Elijah b 1820, d young; Ann Elizabeth b 6 Sept 1821, m Charles L. LAGRAVE; James Dennis b 1822, m Phebe Ann HARTMAN; William Wallace b 20 May 1825, m Martha STEVENSON; Mary Jane b 1828, d 1844; Harriet Reeves b 1831, m James H. BROWN; Jared J. b 30 June 1834, m Mary Ann PRICE d/o Glendower PRICE and Harriet RILEY (HARDIN).

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