Grant County Queries
Grant County Queries Title


Barbara L. Webb Tue Dec 29 20:31:46 1998

I am looking for information on a Thomas WEBB who lived in Patch Grove Town, Grant County and was married to Drucilla. Children were: Frank S. WEBB (b. 11/1863), Laura A WEBB (b. 1862), Mary O. WEBB (b. 1868), Luke H. WEBB (b. 1870) and May E. WEBB (b. 1872). Frank married Clara NORRIS about 1896 and they lived in Millville Town in Grant County. Clara was the daughter of Millard and Sarah NORRIS. I look forward to exchanging information with any fellow WEBB researchers.

Barbara L. Webb
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. USA
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Mickey Ludwig Wed Dec 16 17:58:28 1998

Looking for anyone who has a connection to Joseph, Wasington, Wiiliam R, William Henry,or Oscar George ELLIS.. Oscar's siblings were Lulu Carrie Ethel Clifford Arthur Marcia Orwin and Hazel... If you have a connection please e-mail me at [email protected]...

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Cassandra Clarke Sun Dec 13 14:18:23 1998

Information needed on Ernest/Ernst THIEDE born in German 1844 and came to the US abt 1852. Served in the WI Volunteer Army during the Civil War and settled in Muscoda after. My grandmother, Katherine THIEDE, was born there in 1870. They moved from the area and eventually settled in South Dakota.

Cassandra Clarke
13737 SE Mitchell
Portland, OR 97236


Mark Davis Fri Dec 11 20:16:06 1998

SNOWDEN/SNOWDON - searching for others researching this family within Grant Co., WI. Mark Davis, 53275 Placid Dr., South Bend, IN 46637


Bill Thorson Mon Dec 7 00:19:16 1998

I am looking for any information possible on my great grandmother Mary I. PIGG. My uncle, now 83, has always wondered about his grandmother so I thought I would find out what I could.

Here is what I know:
birth: abt 1863, Grant Co., WI
father: Garrett PIGG
mother: Emily PIGG

married: 15 Jun 1882 to James Johnson STEUERT of Fennimore
1 child: 8 May 1883 Charles Sigmund STEUERT
died: abt 1885

My uncle would like to know what happened to her. Why she died.
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Mike Drury Sun Dec 6 09:16:18 1998

My Great Grandfather was John MCKEVITT from County Down, Ireland. He came to Grant County and settled on a farm. I have little other information. He was married to Elizabeth FAGEN.

Mike Drury
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BFlees Wed Dec 2 12:06:04 1998

I am interested in sharing information and finding out more about the surnames: MARSOUN, NOWAK, KOHOUT, WITEK, SVITAK from Grant County. These are my paternal and maternal grandparents' surnames. Thank you!


Lin Day Tucker Tue Dec 1 13:34:28 1998

Joshua and Lucy (GIBSON) DAY and an Archibald s/o Joshua,and wife Celia (SPURLOCK) DAY were suppose to have settled in Grant Co., WI sometime around 1850-60. Archibald may have had a son name Hiram, who may have joined them. Am interested in any information concerning this family. Lin Day Tucker [email protected]

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Richard Sleep Sun Nov 29 15:47:08 1998

I am looking for information relating to three brothers: William E. SLEEP (b. June 1880); Henry SLEEP (b. August 1882) and Ray Sleep (b. October 1889). They are the children of William John and Emma Louisa (nee BOWDEN) SLEEP, who were married November 11, 1877 in Mineral Point, WI. William had a farm (Clifton Township) and was described variously as a cabinetmaker and undertaker (in censuses). Can not find any information on the three brothers after the 1900 census. Will share any family information available and gladly reimburse any reproduction/mailing expenses. (Note that although I am an American - from Chicago - I presently live in the UK).

Richard A. Sleep
Delvers - Ridgway Road
Pyrford, Woking


LuAnn Elsinger Sat Nov 28 18:33:25 1998

I am looking for information on the ATKINSON family of Grant Co. My great-great grandmother Matilda JAMISON was married to William ATKINSON on 23 Jan 1865 (Index to WI Marriages) in Grant Co. This was the 2nd marriage for both of them. According to census records and "Index to WI Marriages" William was first married to Mary Ann DANIEL on 9 Dec 1845, and Matilda was married to Henry MAYNE in 1850. William's parents are listed as George and Susan ATKINSON. Matilda's obituary (Grant Co. Herald Newspaper, 21 Jul 1909) states that William died Nov 1888. I have not been able to find his death record. My notes indicate he may have died in another state, possibly Montana, however I can't remember how I came to that conclusion. There are other ATKINSON's from Grant Co. at this time including another William but he would have been quite a bit younger. My William is listed in the Land Grants from 1844-1853, and in the census as late as 1870. If anyone knows what became of him or who his parents where I would appreciate hearing from you.

LuAnn Elsinger
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Elizabeth Heal Sat Nov 28 01:10:07 1998

I have an Elizabeth WHITNEY who died in Potosi, Grant County, Wisconsin about 1856. Anyone have any information on her? She was Elizabeth VEATCH and married Andrew VANCE 1804, he died March 1831 and she married Luther WHITNEY Nov. 1831. Are there any newspapers available for that time period?

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John Hamilton Wright Fri Nov 27 18:00:18 1998

Am searching for information on my g-grandfather Rev. Isaac J. WRIGHT (b. 12/22/1819 IN, d. 6/3/1888 WI) and his wife Martha Ann (MILLER) WRIGHT (b. 4/4/1825 KY, d. 11/18/1905 WI). They lived in Muscoda, Grant County, WI from 1879 till they passed away. Before moving to Muscoda they lived in Richwood Twp., Richwood Co., WI from 1854 to 1876. They took a trip for a couple of years to Greenville, TN and returned to Muscoda about 1879. They may have lived in Muscoda a short time before traveling to Greenville. My grandfather, Dr. John Calvin Wright lived for a short time in Muscoda with his parents from about 1879 to 1883, while attending Rush Medical School in Chicago. He later practiced medicine in Excelsior, WI. befor moving to Gays Mill and then Antigo, WI. Rev. WRIGHT had a dauaghter (or step-daughter?) Martha (b. 1856 WI, probably across the river in Port Andrew), whom married John MCVAY (b. 1854 OH). I know Martha MCVAY was living in Muscoda as late as May 13, 1940. John and Martha had following children, Isaac MCVAY (b. 1876), Isimy MCVAY (b. 1878) and Alva MCVAY (b. Feb. 1880). The children were born in Richland County, WI. John MCVAY was the son of Joseph (b. 1828 OH) and Elizabeth (b. 1834 PA) MCVAY. If you have any information on the above, please contact,

John Hamilton Wright
[email protected]
Palos verdes, California

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Ladd G. Frary Thu Nov 19 18:08:00 1998

Looking for information, including parents and siblings of George T. JONES, bn 9/17/1842 in Potosi, Grant County, WI. Served as Pvt. Co C, 2nd Wisconsin Inf. Married Priscilla BOWNESS, May 6, 1865 in Wisconsin. Moved to Caribou, Colorado abt 1865-1866.

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Russ Ellis Sat Nov 14 01:05:13 1998

Jabez, Sarah, and John ELLIS all lived in Beetown around 1850. Would like an obituary on them. Russ

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Dawnette Thompson Fri Nov 13 16:49:10 1998

ELLIS--Recently heard from another researcher who says my gr-gr-grandfather, James Kenton ELLIS, and his parents, Wesley and Julia (MUNCY) ELLIS are on the 1850 census for Highland, Grant Co., WI. This is the first indication I have had that this family ever lived outside of VA/KY. Is anyone else researching Grant Co., WI ELLIS lines with VA connections? Am happy to share.

~Dawnette Thompson
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Virginia Winn Parker Tue Nov 10 14:09:06 1998

Wyalusing, Grant Co WI--looking for any information on Dawson WINN, b. Nov 1828 in Thirsk, Yorkshire, Eng. to Thomas and Mary Cossins WINN. He was in Wyalusing Grant Co WI (as an adult) because his name appears on a court paper in Grant Co. I have lost paper with info on it and date of court paper. Probably was in last 1850's or early to mid 1860's.

He was m. to Matilda UNDERWOOD KY or WI, dtr of Willis UNDERWOOD and Margaret UNDERWOOD, who were cousins. M 2ndly in 1874 to to Mary Malvina Turner UNDERWOOD, widow of Bembridge UNDERWOOD, a brother to Matilda. 2nd m. was in St. Clair Co MO tho. Dawson and Mary are my great grandparents.

Thanks, Virginia WINN Parker [email protected] or [email protected]


Margaret A. Holmes Sun Nov 8 21:01:00 1998

Wishing to correspond with anyone with info on the DRESEN family. Henry and Elisabeth DRESEN were in Wisconsin and I believe Grant Co. around Cassville until at least 1876. Six of their seven children were born in Wisconsin. They were: William-Gertrude-Sabila -Maria-Katherine-and Christina. They moved from Wisconsin to Earling, Iowa.

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Ken Martin Wed Nov 7 21:03:19 1998

I am researching the LEIGHTY surname in Grant Co., Wi. The following are the names and what information I have so far. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

B: 12/1/1837 - Pennsylvania D: ? Grant Co., Wisconsin
+ LEIGHTY, Mrs. Ledia
B: 1842 - Ohio D: Grant Co., Wisconsin
LEIGHTY, Joshua Solomon
B: 3/1/1864 - Ohio D: 1949 - Lancaster, Grant Co. Wisconsin
Married: 12/29/1883 Grant Co., Wisconsin
+ MOSES, Elizabeth (Bessie)
B: 12/1/1866 - Wisconsin D: 12/29/1883 Grant Co. Wisconsin
Married: 12/29/1883 Grant Co., Wisconsin
LEIGHTY, Laurel Eve B: 4/5/1899 D: 7/1/86
+WIDULE, Oscar Jr.

--Ken Martin [email protected]


Phyllis Bonville Wed Nov 7 19:15:03 1998

LINDIG (LINDLEY), John (Johann) Julius lived in Woodman, Grant Cty. in 1863 and had a mercantile store until 1873 when he died from injuries caused by a shipwreck. Fredericka MUELLER Lindig then sold the store.
SURNAMES submitted by Phyllis Bonville [email protected] for Grant County.
LINDIG(LINDLEY), John (Johann) Julius
MUELLER: Katherina Fredericka


Nora Doyle Stafford Sat Nov 7 14:09:24 1998

I am digging for clues to see if there was a family by the name of SHERIDAN that lived in the Hazel Green area. My great grandmother was Imelda Sheridan, b. Feb. 1859. She married my Great Grandfather, Garrett DOYLE also of Hazel Green in 1885 or 1886. They were members of the catholic church in Sinsinawa. I suspect that Imelda's family may have lived in the Hazel Green area because Garret had a sister named Sarah that was married to a William SHERIDAN. My records show that Imelda had a brother named William and another named James or Jim. I have no other information and I have not found their family on the census of Grand County yet. I know that many of the DOYLE family lived either in Hazel Green or Cuba City.
Any information would be greatly appreciated!
I can be reached at: [email protected]
I have also posted a query on the DOYLE family of Grant County.
Nora Doyle Stafford

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John D. Dufour Wed Nov 4 19:04:17 1998

Henry KLEINHAMMER, b.1861 d. 1949 was married to Mathilda Augusta WREDE b. 1860 d. 1922. Henry's name appears on the drawing for the map of Calvary Cemetary in Platteville, WI. as the "engineer." I believe he was the city engineer for Platteville for a few years. He was a long time resident of Platteville and for many years had a contracting business out of the local lumber yard. I am researching his side of the family and of his wife's, Mathilda Augusta WREDE . Both are buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Platteville, WI.

The surnames listed in the subject line are related. Henry KLEINHAMMER was my greatgrandfather on my mother's side. Any information on the associated surnames could be helpful.

John D. Dufour, 4245 Hoyt St., Wheatridge CO 80033-2919

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Rich Wells Wed Oct 28 09:33:08 1998

I am looking for any information on the following Grant County Families:

Eva M. STEVENS(b. Jun 1861) who married Charles C. DICKINSON.
Jane Ann DAVIS (b. 30 sep 1846) who married Johnson BEVAN
Mary SOMMERVILLE who married Sherman Isaac NEWTON(b. 25 Jul 1840)
Annie Freeling FOX(b.17 May 1846) who married Job SLACK
Frank William KREUL (b. 20 Nov 1898) son of Christina Allbright?
Lela Ora HUBLER (b. 17 Nov 1899)
Mary REDMOND who married Frank HUBLER (b. Feb 1858).
Thanks! Rich Wells. [email protected]

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Molly Madigan Thu Oct 22 23:28:07 1998

My name is Molly Madigan, [email protected]. I am researching my husband's family, who lived in WI. There are VOGELSBERGS in Potosi and Lancaster, and I am trying to find a possible connection. There are records of a Thresia VOGELSBERG in Lancaster in the 1850s. My husband's grandfather was Garibaldi VOGELSBERG, b 1875 in Apolda, Thueringen, Saxony, Germany. Emigrated sometime before 1900. Married Mary Margaret DUDLEY of Chicago and WI. Family records say they both worked in the knitting mills in WI. I do not know exactly where. If anyone can help me make a connection, or point me in a direction, I would be ever grateful.


Wanda J. Karnes Mon Oct 19 20:26:16 1998

Bartholomew HARTNETT left New York and came to Grant County Wisconsin between 1850 and 1855. April 07, 1855 he bought land in Grant County. Bartholomew HARTNETT was from Ireland and received his certificate of naturalization, November 04, 1837 in New York.

I have information on Charles, son of Bartholomew, but would like to communicate with descendants from his other children, Eliza, Mary, Anna, Louisa and Joseph. I would like to know when he died and where he is buried.

Thank you,
Wanda J. Karnes [email protected]
1711 Magnolia Drive
Fort Smith, AR 72908


Laura Wells Williams Thu Oct 15 02:04:29 1998

Looking for information on Mary Jane VANVALKENBURG b. 9 May 1880 Columbia County, NY Parents maybe George VANVALKENBURG mother unk. George's parents were Daniel b. 4/11/1817 Columbia County NY mother Ruth Elizabeth unk. b. 1829 Columbia Co. NY. Daniel d.5/6/47 bur. Mt. Hope WI. Ruth Elizabeth bur. Mt. Hope, WI. Mary Jane VANVALKENBURG married an unk. WELLS possibly from the Mt. Hope area. My grandmother may have had a sister named Rosie. If anyone has any information I'd really appreciate hearing from you. Laura (Wells) Williams [email protected] [email protected]

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Alan Boyle Wed Oct 10 21:16:05 1998

Am seeking information on Michael BOYLE and Ellen HOWE, who were married at St. Dominic Church, Sinsinawa Mound in Grant County on Aug. 2, 1857. There's a brief notation at the convent house saying they were married with John BOYLE and Margaret QUINN as witnesses, but I would love to find more details as to parentage of either Michael or Ellen, or place of birth (they were both born in County Clare, Ireland). Their first child, also named Michael BOYLE, may have been born in Grant County later in 1857. Would love to have any details about his birth record. Many thanks, Alan Boyle ([email protected])

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Jenni and Nick Lenz Fri Oct 2 21:38:15 1998

We are looking for the marriage place of Frank Peter SCHOLL and Kate Mayme KOPPEN. Frank Peter SCHOLL was born in Potosi (British Hollow) to Joseph SCHOLL on 25 February 1875. In Nov of 1904 Frank married Kate Mayme KOPPEN. She was the daughter of Ferdinand KOPPEN and Barbara LUDIGER. Barbara KOPPEN died 24 March 1889, shortly after her daughter Anna was born. Ferdinand KOPPEN and Barbara LUDIGER were married in Cassville however I don't know what church--I do know that they were Catholic). We have been trying to find out where Barbara KOPPEN was buried, along with Ferdinand's parents John and Cecila KOPPEN. I assume it is in or around Cassville. When we were in the Potosi/Tennyson and Cassville area the first part of September, we were unable to locate and of the cemetaries in the Cassville area. We were able to locate the St Andrews (new and old cemetary), In fact we think that we found the grave site of Joseph SCHOLL's father and mother (Peter SCHOLL and Willimina ROEMER. Frank SCHOLL and Mame KOPPEN were my husband's grandparents. Jenni and Nick Lenz [email protected]

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