Grant County Queries
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JoAnn Bogard Wed Dec 31 22:28:27 1997

I'am researching the MEIER and WALTER surnames in Grant County, Wisconsin. Henry William (William Henry) MEIER first married Amelia DORGES then second, married Mary WALTER. All are buried in Hillside Cemetery, Platteville, WI. I"m trying to search back from Henry MEIER to locate parents and siblings if any. My line is the Mary WALTER line and I do have her parents and siblings. They lived in Potosi,WI. Thank You! JoAnn Bogard

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Gail Kopp Wed Dec 31 22:28:27 1997

Looking for descendants of George and Mary (HEATHCOTE, EVANS) SWALLOW. They moved from Iowa Co. to Stitzer in the late 1860's. Also interested in any information on the HEATHCOTES of Fennimore. Mary SWALLOW b. in Derbyshire England in 1828. Married Thomas EVANS and migrated to Iowa Co. about 1851. Thomas died in 1852. One son, Roland survived. Mary married George SWALLOW in 1853. Looking for issue from that marriage and any living descendants. Gail Kopp


Lea Ann Kelly Sun Dec 28 14:32:08 1997

KELLY- Update from previous post. I found another clue on William S. KELLY. I looked on the wrong reel of film for the 1920 Census. I did find him in Clarke County, WA in 1920 with his family. It lists his place of birth as Wisconsin. In earlier post he lists Lancaster, WI as his place of birth on his son's birth cert. In the 1920 census it looks like he said that his father was born in Greece and then the words not known is written over it. On his mother it says not known and Greece is squeezed in above it. Now, I am really determined to try to find him. Of, course I have new questions. Is Greece a mistake (since the family listed before him is from Greece), was just his mom from Greece? Did he change his name? If anyone can help me out on this it would be greatly appriecated. The census also said he was 43 yrs old, which still puts his birth at about 1867. E-mail address [email protected]. Thanks, Lea Ann

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Nancy Scott Sun Dec 14 20:52:03 1997

I am seeking information on John SCOTT, born Jan 18, 1824, and his wife Sarah Ann FRY, born Jan. 19, 1828 in OH. They were married Jan. 10, 1848, in Ashtabula Co., OH, and moved to Mt. Ida Twp, Grant Co., WI, in 1868. Their children were:
Alfred Weston SCOTT, b. May 3, 1850; m. Clara HAZLEWOOD in Grant Co.
Irene M. SCOTT, b. Dec 19, 1951; m. Thomas B. ANDERSON in Grant Co.
Ella Loretta SCOTT, b. Jan 26, 1854; m. John William ANDERSON in Grant Co.
William Leonard SCOTT, b. Jan. 14, 1858; m. Mary SANGER in Grant Co.
Sanford SCOTT, birth date unknown
John SCOTT died Oct 9, 1888 and Sarah died June 2, 1912, both in Grant Co.

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Robert Erickson Thu Dec 04 20:01:09 1997

I'm looking for a Joseph CHASE who married a Dora somebody, Grant Co., perhaps in Granton, about 1895.

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Pat Cotter Wed Dec 03 15:16:24 1997

Looking for descendants/other information on the KLINKHAMMER families in Grant County - I have lots of information to share, especially from Germany.

Also looking for Peter J. SCHIFFMAN who was in the 1860 census in Potosi. He may be from Bad Münstereifel area in Germany and if so, I have information to share and looking for information on him and his descendants.


Barbara J. Jones Hatch Tue Dec 02 10:13:22 1997

I have information on the LISCOM line back to William LISCOM Sr. (@1630-1686) of Mass. I am interested in furthering the JONES line. have my Grt-Grt-Grt Grandfather, James JONES, b. 1797 PA, in the 1850 census with his wife, Polly. I believe that Polly could possibly be his second wife. He had a daughter Clarinda b. 1836, WI, son George Washington JONES, b. 11 Jul 1842, in Platteville, Grant, WI, d. 23 Dec 1917, Hulett, Crook, WY, (my Grt-Grt Grandfather.) a daughter, Elnora, b. 1846, Grant, WI, and a son, Thomas J. b. 1848, Grant Co., WI. a son James K. b. 1849, Grant, WI. James was helping out with relief for the widows during or after the C.W. Supposedly James was a Cpt and served in three wars. I don't think he served in the CW. George Washington JONES was in the CW but never mustered out. He marred Eliza B. LISCOM on 14 Feb 1862 in Platteville, Grant, WI. They eventually moved to Whittemore, Palo Alto Co., Iowa where Eliza died shortly after childbirth from the measles that broke in instead of out. They stuck her in a snowbank until spring and then buried her. After that George abandoned all of the nine remaining children. The infant (Onona Pearl JONES) that Eliza gave birth to also died. Later on, I have found that George possibly married two more tmes after that. I have since been trying to locate Eliza's and George's Children. Eliza was very musical. She even played in a band that played before one of the Presidents of the United States. She set up the first children's frontier band. Her father, Heman/Herman Lowery LISCOM (b. 7 Jul 1810 in Underhill, VT d. 31 Jan 1883, Mt. Ida Baptist Church Cemetery, Grant Co. WI.) was educated in Germany. He was a schoolteacher and later married Sarah Ann JACOBS, b. 1816, VT, d. Grant Co., WI abt 1874(?). They were md. 27 April 1845 in Grant Co., WI. Sarah Ann JACOBS was his second wife. His first wife was Eliza Wait Flagg BLISS.

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David A. Lewis Sat Nov 15 11:52:23 1997
Ardilis A. Adams b. about 1828 in OH. Occupation shoemaker. Both parents born in PA. First wife named Minerva J. (Unknown) b. about 1857 in OH. They had one child Lucy A. ADAMS b. about 1871 in WI. The 1880 cesus of Mount Hope, Grant Co, WI shows A. A. ADAMS living with his second wife Harriet (unknown) b. about 1844 in NY. Both parents born in NY. Also listed are Lucy A. ADAMS and four additional children: Orlin E. ADAMS b. about 1875 in WI
John W. ADAMS b. 9/2/1876 in WI
Stella M. ADAMS b. about 1878 in WI
George E. ADAMS b. about May 1880 in WI
Also residing in the household was Susana WILLIAMS b. about 1814 in NY. She is listed as a housekeeper but I believe her to be the mother of Harriet due to the fact that they were both from NY. If anyone has any information on any of these people please let me know. Thank you, David A. Lewis, [email protected]

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Pamela Lee Cranston Thu Nov 13 22:31:00 1997
Looking for the family of John CRANSTON b. 1852 in Wisconsin, possibly Dane Co., as there were CRANSTONs living in Grant Co.., WI in 1850. He married Catherine b. 1852 in Ireland and had at least 4 children and was in Chicago, IL in 1870. Please contact me if you have any information. Pamela Lee Cranston


Lea Ann Kelly Sun Nov 9 19:10:18 1997
Looking for any info on a William S. KELLY. All we know is what follows: My father in laws birth cert; The birth cert is from OR and is dated Jan 1918 and listed William S KELLY age 41 from Lancaster, WI occupation Logger. We believe him to be a drifter since he married Louise PETERSON in 1916 in WA. On the marriage license he lists that he is from WA. He left several times and finally left for good in the early 1930's. We believe he may of ended up in CA. There was such bitterness in the family no one talked about it and now every one is gone. I have checked the 1920 census for WA, OR, And CA. The 1910 census for WA, and OR. Birth index for WI. We also believe the S. might stand for Sherman. Any help or suggestions at this point will help. Given he lists his age in 1918 as 41 we feel he was born about 1867. Lea Ann Kelly E-mail address [email protected]

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Ann M. Juette Mon Nov 3 18:58:28 1997
Seeking info on decendants of � LORD, Rufus b.1849 d.1928
m.1877 PEER, Mary Elizabeth b.1858 d.1889 Boscobel, WI
m.1890?PEER, Emma (Mary's sister) b.? d.1931?
LORD, Manchus Everett b. 1878 d. 1954 m. RICH, Vera L.
LORD, Hanford b.1881 d. 1881
LORD, Harmon H. b. 1882 d. 1957 m. PEER, Dona
LORD, George G. C. b.1884 d. 1946 m. ?, Nina
LORD, John M. P. b.1886 d.1887
LORD, Celia (Cecelia) b.1888 d. 1974 m. CLARK, John Arthur

Celia Lord Clark is my grandmother. The LORD's and the PEER's are all from the Boscobel, Blue River, Fennimore, Sextonville, and Watertown, WI areas. Celia's cousins were the PEER's. Celia LORD, Ollie PEER, &Pearl PEER came west as Harvey Girls. Pearl PEER had one son and supposedly lived in Tacoma, WA. Ollie PEER lived in Seattle, WA until her death in 1976. Ollie PEER never married. Other names I have are: Rachel PEER, Cecil PEER, Ellis PEER, Bulah PEER, & Camellia PEER. If anyone knows of this family, I would appreciate the contact. Thanks. Ann M. Juette [email protected]

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Nancy Russell Anderson Sun Nov 2 21:39:04 1997
Looking for information on Washecek(Vasicek), Zeman, Duba, Pipal and Novak families that came to Grant county in the 1860's. Some left for SD about 1881. All came from Bohemia.


Michael Davis Sat Nov 1 23:47:26 1997
I am looking for any information on two, related Grant County families. The first is the family of Isaac B. FOX. Isaac is listed in the 1870 Census for Mount Hope, Grant County with his wife Alice J. and daughters Philura G. and Effie A. Isaac is listed again in Mount Hope Township in the 1880 Census with wife Alice J. and daughter Effie. In 1900, Alice J. FOX is listed in Mount Hope Township as a widowed mother of 4 children, only 1 of whom was still living. I believe daughter, Philura married J.A. ABRAHAMS. Alice J. FOX was born Alice J. CHAMBERS September 30, 1832 in Chautauqua County, New York. Alice's sister, Ann CHAMBERS (born May 22, 1828) is the second family I am looking for. Ann married Samuel BRAUDT and they moved from New York to Grant County, Wisconsin as well. Ann BRAUDT is listed without her husband (he died in 1869) in the 1870 Census for Mount Hope along with children: Frank, Elmore, Ella, Jotta, Carrie and Anna. Another child, Freddie BRAUDT had died in 1861. Any and all information about the FOX, BRAUDT or related families would be welcome. Thanks! Michael Davis, Tracy, CA


Mary Orban Sat Nov 1 21:25:07 1997
I am looking for information on my gggrandfather LeRoy GREGORY. LeRoy married Lucinda SANDLIN in Grant County on 22 Dec 1842. He died in the late 1850s in Grant Co. Who were his parents? Thanks for you help. Mary Orban [email protected]


Rose Donnarumma Fri Oct 24 23:42:12 1997
Surnames I'm researching from Grant Co. are: George and Susana PHILLIPPS RUDERSDORF.Susana b.1855 in Lancaster d.1940 in Rock Co. Susana's parents, Mathias and Margaret NAUERT PHILLIPPS lived and died in Fennimore. Thank You, Rose


Jewell Dunn Thu Oct 23 02:20:24 1997
I am looking for decendants of Hanna and Fisher DULL, lived in Grant Co. 1870-1900. Also MUNCY family lived in grant and Lafayette co. 1850-1912 (MUNCY, MUNSEY) please email [email protected]


Bill Breihan Sun Oct 12 22:08:31 1997
LEE, George Washington Seeking more info on my (3)great grandfather George Washington LEE who was m. in Cortlandville, NY to Cordelia BISHOP (b. 2/28/1822, Vienna, NY�Oneida County). Three children: Helen (b. 1844, NY), George Washington, Jr. (b. 1847, NY), Cora (b. 1854, Shullsburg, WI). George W. LEE purchased land in Lafayette (1855) and Grant counties (1855,57). Dau. Helen m. Dr. Edward E. BERRY in Shullsburg 1866. Settled in Platteville in 1867. Died in Platteville (Helen, 1879, Edward, 1916). So what ever happened to Geo. W. LEE? Died in Grant Co.? when? Where buried?

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Scott Thomson Sun Oct 12 17:12:41 1997
KIRKPATRICK, James Harrison Seeking descendants of James Harrison KIRKPATRICK. B. 1798 GA, died 1876 in Platteville, WI Children were Samuel, Thomas, Mary (Mrs. Lewis WILLIAMS, my GGGM) and one or two others by first wife, Nancy HUFNER. John, James, Elizabeth, Sarah and Eliza (married Louis HOWELL?) by second wife, name not known. Came to lead-mining region before 1830, lived in Dubuque Co., IA. Grant and Lafayette Cos., WI.

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Steve Luck Sun Oct 5 19:12:43 1997
Searching for information on Mary Jeanette KEY, born April 22, 1922, Bagley, Grant Co., WI. Married Robert DORR. She was raised in Ada, MN. Any information would be appreciated.


Jo Ann Loghry Thu Oct 2 20:48:23 1997
We are searching for the family of my husband's grgrgrandmother, Susannah J. POWELL. b.1835 Boscobel,Wi. we have the 1850 census showing her mother to be Susannah as well.there was no spouse listed in the census. she was 47 yrs. of age. had 4 the home. Andrew J. 21, John,18, Susannah 15, Mehelela 9. & another child name of Mehela TAYLOR, 3 yrs old. all of this fam. were b. Wi. John stood as witness to the wedding of Susannah J in Fennimore in 1852 to Jesse Asbury FERREL. another witness was John STEWART. would love to know who her father was, where are her brother's family's & what was her mother's maiden name?? Jesse A. FERREL moved from Ill. sometime after 1840 w/ his brother Stephen FERREL & sp. Eliza Todd FERREL. Jesse b. Sangamon co. Ill.(Springfield) he was b.1824. any help is for us to be grateful for. & much is natural in this area we are prepared to share whatever we have to share. thank you. we are Wayne & Jo Ann Loghry.....also have no idea who the TAYLOR child is.

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