Jasper County, Illinois
Archived Queries
From August 2002 to September 8, 2004

1. "Matheny's, (Metheny's). Gosnell, Gosnall, Gosnal, Henry,"
My Maternal Great-Grandfather was George W. Metheny. Son of Dr. Samuel B. Matheny of Grove township. His wife was Nancy Jane Gosnell I believe. My grand mother was Mary Matheny. She married Charles A. Henry, son of Hugh D. Henry, Son of John and Louisa Henry. It gets confusing because somewhere in these 2 Generations they change the spellings of Both Gosnell and Metheny. If anyone can shed some light on these ancestors of mine it would be greatly appreciated. I would really be interested family bible info,family documents,Folklore,previous research, related family trees, anything. My parents and grandparents were pretty closed mouthed about thier heritage and my generation would like to know. "Chenry"

2. "Re: Matheny's, (Metheny's). Gosnell, Gosnall, Gosnal,Henry,"
In response to message #1
Was the name spell Mutheny's also has I have a question about one of my Davee's who married Mary Melvina Mutheny. I also have a George Gosnell who married Mary Songer. Is this part of your family.
email Barbara [bbzservice1 at citlink.net]

3. "Re: Matheny's, (Metheny's). Gosnell, Gosnall, Gosnal,Henry,"
In response to message #1

I am also researching the Gosnell family of Jasper County. My husband's grandmother was Nellie Ellen Gosnell, daughter of Peter G Gosnell and Susan Hosier. Peter was the son of George R and Mary Songer.
I did a quick check of the records I've saved and found two marriage listings from the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index (a great resource!) that might be of interest to you:
George W Matheny married Nancy Jane Gosnell on 2/11/1881 in Jasper County
Daniel Gosnold married Rebecca Metheny on 7/13/1843 in Jasper County.
the URL for the Illinois Statewide Marriage database is: www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases.html
Also, try the Family Trees at Ancestry.com or Rootsweb (same records). There is a nicely done family tree from Cathrin Knollenberg that has many of my husband's Gosnells on it; they're probably related to yours, too. (If it doesn't come up under Nancy Jane Gosnell try using Peter G Gosnell for your search.)
Hope this helps. I'm interested in corresponding with anyone researching this family.
Mary Miller "marym2353"

4. "Re: Matheny's, (Metheny's). Gosnell, Gosnall, Gosnal,Henry,"
In response to message #1
I descend from John & Louisa Henry, Hugh Henry's parents. I'd like more information on them and their children.
I've quite a bit to share! Please contact me via the board or through my email: keyrse at consolidated.net
Thank you,
Kelly "keyrse"

5. "Re: Matheny's, (Metheny's). Gosnell, Gosnall, Gosnal,Henry,"
In response to message #3
Did your GROSNELL's come from Vigo Co, IN? MO? KS? Please EM genbug at insfostations.com

6. "Re: Matheny's, (Metheny's). Gosnell, Gosnall, Gosnal,Henry,"
In response to message #1
There is much internet info available on the Gosnell family. Check out Cathrin Knollenberg's info on http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1717832&id=I95747621
She has the Gosnell history all the way back to 1557. About nine generations later, you will find George W. Matheny who m. Nancy Jane Gosnell, d/o George King Gosnell & Sarah Parker Campbell. George & Nancy were m. 11 Feb 1881 in Jasper Co., IL. The Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900 shows:
DOM = 02/11/1881 Vol. 00D/ p. 0039 JASPER Co., IL
I have no info on any children, or the parents of George, but would like to know the parents of Hamen Greenburg Matheny (1854-1936) who m. Sarah Isabel Sowers (1856-1908). Please email me at archiestrole at comcast.net

7. "Re: Matheny's, (Metheny's). Gosnell, Gosnall, Gosnal,Henry,"
In response to message #1

My maternal GR/GR grandparent was James Albert Matheny, son of Dr. Samuel B. Matheny, and Sarah (Soverns) Matheny.
James Albert Matheny married Nancy Ann Foltz in 1886, and James died in 1888.
Nancy then remarried in 1890 to Norman C. Matheny, brother of James and son of Dr. Samuel B. Matheny. My GR Grandmother Nora Esther Matheny was the only child of James and Nancy. Nancy bore 7? more children with Norman. Would love to exchange more information. Please e-mail me at sumarie711 at aol.com.
Sue "sumarie711"

8. "Re: Matheny's, (Metheny's). Gosnell, Gosnall, Gosnal,Henry,"
In response to message #1

My G.G.Grandmother was Sarah Metheny who married George Cohoon. I believe her father was Issac Metheny and his father was Benjamin Metheny but have not proved thier relationships as yet. Are these Methenys related to the folks you're researching? "k.wright"

9. "Re: Matheny's, (Metheny's). Gosnell, Gosnall, Gosnal,Henry,"
In response to message #1
My Cohoon search has both Matheny and Gosnell marrages.
Spellings ?? Will share what I have and hopefully pick up some information from you. fredcohoon at bigfoot.com

Jul-20th-04 10:17 AM
10. "Re: Matheny's, (Metheny's). Gosnell, Gosnall, Gosnal,Henry,"
In response to message #8
My Dad 'Neal" Noah Cohoon was the son of Sarah Metheny REALLY !
Have lots of information on that family. Would like to know more about the Metheny's. fredcohoon at bigfoot.com

1. "Cohoon & Willis"
My Cohoon's have deep roots in Jasper. Will share any thing I have and would like more Cohoon history. fredcohoon at bigfoot.com

1. "George Washington Cline family"

My grandfather George Washington Cline married Martha McKinney September 28, 1883 in Jasper County, Illinois. They had a son Arthur. Does anyone have information about him? Also information on George Washington Cline Sr. and wife Hannah (Evingston) Cline? They were on the 1880 South Muddy, Jasper County census. I would like to know where they are buried, but any information would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks, Iona Bennett iownaview at vip.net

2. "Re: George Washington Cline family"
In response to message #1
Just read you query. I don't know anything about the Cline family, but I see you say he married Martha McKinney. I am researching the McKinney family. Do you know Martha's parents? I have a Martha, and was wondering if they are the same
Cheri Thompson maplegrove at hotmail.com

3. "Re: George Washington Cline family"
In response to message #2
Hi Cheri;
Here is the information that I have on Martha McKinney's parents. I can't vouch for accuracy, but this is what I have.
William McKinney.. Born Jan. 14, 1839 Sullivan County, KY.
Died April 12, 1931 South Muddy Twp. Jasper, Ill.
Burial April 1931 South Muddy Cemetery, Jasper, Ill
He married Malinda A Cox Jan. 6, 1859 Grayson, Carter, KY
Malinda A Cox.. Born May 27, 1843 Grayson, Carter, KY
Died Jan. 18, 1926 South Muddy, Jasper, Ill
Burial Jan. 1926 South Muddy Cemetery, Jasper, Ill
I hope this will help in your research. Please let me know if there is a connection, I may have a bit more info. for you.
Take care

1. "John Black"

Looking to connect with the Black Family.
John Black is in the 1850 census of Jasper Co., p 267B Newton Twp.
He is in the 1860 census place unkn. on p. 627
He is also in the 1870 census listed in Smallwood on p 321B
In 1850 he is listed with his 2nd wife Susanna Hurst m. 11 Jun 1849 in Jasper Co. In his family is some of Susanna (Lindsy) Hurst's siblings.
He past away abt 1875 and I have the entire history of this Black family with the exception of John. Joan DeBella

1. "Volk Family"
my g-grandmother was born in sainte marie in Jasper County in 1891. her name was anna marie Volk, I have also found it under Mary A. She had a brother Joseph born 1895 - sister Louise k. born 1903. Her mothers name was Mary A. also found it under Agnes. Her father was Andrew and his father was Anton. Anton and his family imm. from Germany when Andrew was 1 years old in 1867. They first lived in South Muddy then to Sainte Marie and later to Macon County. I have more information but too much to list here. Anyone with any info would be appreciated. I know Anna was in school according to the 1900 census of Sainte Marie. Andrew was b. 1865 Ger and worked at R .R. Lahmer (?). His wife Mary Agnes b. 1871 may have possibly had the maiden name of Raef?. Andrew had siblings listed as well by the name of Elisabeth / Barbara / Rosalia / Mathias / Marie - Anna ?. all were older then him. Thanks. "lisann321"

1. "McKinley, Vanderhoof, Adams, Badger, Chamblin"
I am seeking information and a connection to researchers of the following families:
John McKinley (1773c-1848) and Nancy (1775c-1832?)
George McKinley (1816c-1856) and Caroline Vanderhoof (1826 - 1904?)
William Adams (second husband of Caroline Vanderhoof)
Lewis McKinley (1847-1898) and Mary Louise Sherman (1874-1951)
Nancy Jane McKinley (abt 1850-aft 1820) and Stephen Badger (1852-1916?)
Mary Catherine Chamblin (abt 1855-19?) and David Chamblin
George Theodore Adams (abt 1852-abt 1910) and Lillia Boyd
Richard Adams
Levi "Lee" Adams
John F (Frank?) Adams
Richard Vanderhoof (1789-?) and Mary Zimmerman
Also any other information on any of these surnames in this area.
Thanks "Peggy H"

1. "Lee, Wilson, Henderlight, House, Matson, Farmer, Lemasters"

1. "Ward Family"
Looking for information concerning Henry Ward, who fought in the war of 1812, married Syntha Ann Billingley of Kentucky. Lived in Kentucky, gave birth to John Lockhart Ward in Kentucky, moved back to Illinois in and around RoseHill. Had about 5 children, names unknown, except for grandfather (John L). Left widow to raise them. John L., age 40 married Nancy Webb (age 19) in Arkansas in 1885. He was a widower and a Civil War Veteran, they birthed 5 children. Relative were still there in RoseHill at his death in 1925. After that contact was broken. Served in Company E, 37 Illinois Infantry during Civil War as per tombstone.
After a trip over Thanksgiving, I stopped by Rosehill and was directed to Greenup, and was given gracious help in finding in the 1860 census for Jasper County the listing for the family I was searching: Henry was deceased but his wife Cynthia A. was 43 and was raising William B. 15 born in Indiana; John L. 12 born in Indiana; Armisted 10 born in Illinois and Cynthia A. 8 born in Illinois. Again if any one has information on any of these people would be glad to have your help."Carlo150"

2. "Re: Ward Family"
In response to message #1

I am the great great great granddaughter of Henry and Cynthia Ann Billington Ward. I am too looking for more information. I can give you all the information you want about John Lockhard Ward. I visit his grave when I am down in Ark. You don't know how long I have looked for someone who is working on Henry and Cynthia. I just received some information that she was not a Billington but a Andrews. My records shows her as a Billington who married a Andrews then she married Henry. I will be more than happy to work with you.
Let me tell you a little about John L. He was in the civil war and while down in Piggott Ark, he ran across a little red headed Irish girl. He asked for a drink of water and split in the water and gave it to him. When he went back home to Ill. He remember the girl and travel back to Ark and found her and married her. What my family can not understand is him and his wife are bury apart from one another. No one knows why. Could have been he was from the North and her from the South. We don't know. We also have a rumor in the family that Cynthia Ann was an Indian. So they is lots.....

Terrie King

3. "Re: Ward Family"
In response to message #1

I have much information on my side of the Ward family, and I believe there is a common ancestor...my Uncle wrote a family history of the Ward's and mentions "Uncle Armstead" in his writings. I can trace my side to John Ward, a soldier in the Revolutionary War, who died in 1855 and buried in the Ward cemetery, just outside of Rose Hill, IL. His son, also John was born 1826 and died 1865, wife was Amelia Yelton. this is what my Uncle wrote:...."After the death of his father, John Robert worked for uncle Armstead Ward, living 3 miles east of Hidalgo, IL." I have a feeling we are related thru the 1st John who died in 1855....email me at Moxy5 at sbcglobal.net.... Barb Arnold Moksnes

4. "Re: Ward Family"
In response to message #3

I have researched John William Ward b. May 1841 (son of Armstead)who married my great aunt Lucinda Larimer. John and Lucinda are buried in Swick Cemetery, along with their daughter Allie Ward Hoggins. Still researching some of the Larimer family there in Jasper. Probably a connection to all posters, especially with the name of Armstead. I do have more Ward information
Shirley "sgdilsworth"

5. "Re: Ward Family"
In response to message #4
I would love to share Ward Family information with you.
Barbara "barbaraziegenmeyer"
Descendant of Armstead Ward and Malinda Hendricks

6. "Re: Ward Family"
In response to message #2
I am going to be in Jasper County, Illinois June 15th 2004 please email me if you would like to join us in our Ward Family Research.
Barb Z. bbzservice2 at citlink.net

1. "Ward/ Davee Researchers"
I am coming to Greenup June 15th 2004 for some genealogy research and I am also looking for the burial place of Benjamin and Gabriel Davee, and Ward and Davee related information. If anyone can help or would like to help me or guide me in the right direction. I would love all the help and advice I can get.
Thanks Barb
bbzservice2 at citlink.net
Golden Valley arizona

1. "Davee and Ward Family"
Seeking information on Zachariah & Benjamin Davee family and also Armstead Ward and Malinda Hendricks Family. Also seeking burial place of Benjamin Davee and his son Gabriel Davee. If you can help me me at bbzservice2 at citlink.net

2. "Re: Davee and Ward Faily"
In response to message #1
Have information on Armstead Ward's family, but I also need some help verifying birthdates for his children. My great aunt Lucinda Larimer married his son John William Ward in 1866 and had 8 children. "sgdilsworth"

3. "Re: Davee and Ward Faily"
In response to message #2
Children of Armstead Ward and Malinda Hendricks
Mary F. Ward (my great-grandmother)May 25 1860
Marilda J. ward Aug 15 1862
Jeniah Ward June 10 1866
Daniel H. Ward July 26 1867
Judson K. Ward Feb 1870
Samuel Adams Ward May 1872
Dorcas E. Ward March 19 1875
Lula M. Ward Nov 8 1977

4. "Re: Davee and Ward Faily"
In response to message #2
Please email me at bbzservice2 at citlink.net I would love to share with you.

1. "Meurlot/Meurlott & Weatherholt/Wetherholt"
Im looking for information on my family. The Illinois Marriage index lists my ggggrandparents as being married in Jasper County in 1894. This is the information from that index:
Samuel J. Meurlot married Maggie Weatherholt (Wetherholt?)
Samuel b. 1869
Maggie b. 1873
m. Dec 31, 1894, Jasper County, Illinois
Any information would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you,
votegal at yahoo.com

1. "Stewart - Furguson-Roberts"
I'm trying to find information on my 2-great grandparents. Isaiah Stewart and Mrs. Francis A. Roberts were married in Jasper County in 1870. Isaiah is listed in the 1860 census as living in Willow Hill Township, Jasper Co....married to first wife, Mary Jane Furguson. Isaiah was born 1839 in Shelbyville Indiana, and Francis was born abt. 1842 in Indiana. "bfranklin"

1. "1925 Yale class photo"
I would like to know if any of the women (or anyone else) that identified the children in that photo could tell me whatever happened to Monan Dillman? Married? Moved? Names? Anything? All I know was that he was a son of Mack Dillman. Thanks! "phil dillman"

1. "Jones/Monroney-Morroney"
Seeking information on Susan Monroney/Morroney. Her father was George Monroney/Morroney and her mother was Emaline Alexander. Monroney/Morroney is spelled both ways on land records to George and both way's on Susan's marriage license! Susan married Wesley D. Jones on Jan. 7, 1878 in Jasper Co. A note of permission to marry by a guardian indicates that Susan was under-age and her parents were gone. The license says that Wesley's parents were William Jones and Mary Ann Roberts; they were married in Jasper Co. on Jan 22, 1846.
Any information on any of these people would be greatly appreciated!! "caspian64"

2. "Re: Jones/Monroney-Morroney"
In response to message #1
Here is the 1870 Willow Hill Twp, Jasper Co., Illinois Census on Wesley Isaac Jones who father is William Jones. He m. Susan Monroney.

Hope this helps you. I am related to Abraham Grooms Cox Jr. who married Emeline after George Monroney. Emeline's maiden name is Alexander. If you would like more info please send me an email at rcox3 at charter.net.
Roger "coxie"

1. "arthur cooper"
Hello, while looking at some photo's that my great uncle had given me, i noticed one of a young man. On the back it said, my step father arthur cooper. This is in my great grandmothers handwriting. This man would of married a woman by the name of sarah elizabeth orr( maiden name of tincher). Im not sure when, or even know of a approximate date. If anyone knows of a arthur cooper, your help would be appreaciated. I do know that my g grandmother was from Willow Hill. But, her and my g grandmother's father (perry orr) married in Olney, Il (richland co.). any help is appreciated. Thank You.
Billie Trail "billie90"

1. "Pierpoint/Rawlings"
I am looking for information relating to these two names. Records show a different spelling of Pierpoint...Parepoint. My ggg-grandpa's name is Charles Pierpoint who married Margaret Rawlings in 1849. "KatPen"

2. "Re: Pierpoint/Rawlings" In response to message #1
My husbands line ties into the Pierpoints. I seem to remember a Rawlings connection on another line. Do you know any other surnames or have a time period. Email me, maybe we can find something. Pam "caspian64"

3. "Re: Pierpoint/Rawlings" In response to message #1
Hello! I'm also descended the Rawlings via Louisa Rawlings Henry. The Parepoint/Peirpont/Pierpoint family came into the fold when Margaret Rawlings, dau of Provence & Nancy Glenn Rawlings married Charles Parepoint. I've seen the last name so many different ways I'm not sure either. I do know they are buried in Riverside Cemetery in Newton. I did take a photo of the Rawlings buried there but they aren't at my disposal at the moment. If you'd like to compare further notes, please email me or use this board! keyrse at consolidated.net Thanks, Kelly "keyrse"

1. "King Anthony DECKARD"
Searching for information of King Anthony Deckard
B. in Indiana
D. November 25, 1901 in West Liberty, Illinois "KC9CCJ"

1. "Cather Civil War"
Nathan Cather 38 IL Regt Infantry Co K from Newton, IL Pension claimant: Jane Cather
Does anyone have his pension papers or knowledge of Nathan?
John Cather 149 INDIANA Regt Co. K From Terre Haute Pension claimant: Phelis Bedell of IN
James Cather 155 IL Regt Co B from Cumberland Co., IL Pension claimant: James Cather
Robert Cather 155 IL Regt Co B from Cumberland Co., IL Pension claimant: Mary Susan Cather
James John and Robert are brothers.
Jeannet at jorsm.com

1. "Harrison Wheeler Family"
I'm looking for information on Harrison Wheeler. He is noted in the 1840 Jasper County Census, 1860, 1870. I'm interested in father, his children, his wives, etc. Thank you, "Dodson"

1. "Kiblers and Smiths of Jasper County"
I am interested in the Samuel B. Smith and his family who lived in Jasper Co. He died 1 July 1876 and is buried in Fairfield Cemetery. His sister, Jane Smith was born in 1802 in Fleming County, Ky and in 1867 became the second wife of John Kibler, a long time resident of Jasper County. He died in 1870 and is buried in Kibler Cemetery. Jane Kibler is last seen in Jasper County court records in 1874 at the final settlement of her husband's estate where she is the Executor. Does anyone know what happened to her? She is not in the all name index for the 1880 census for the entire US. Any help would be appreciated.
Don R. Baker
15 Muth Drive
Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 254-1088
d.r.baker at sbcglobal.net

1. "Jones family"
I am looking for any information about William M.(possibly Marion) Jones B;1816 Ohio moved with wife Frances Wycoff Jones to Jasper 1849. Possibly 5 daughters and 1 son Thaddeus D. Jones .I have hit a brickwall after that.any info.would be appreciated. Thanks Patti Jones Borre silknlace2002 at earthlink.net

2. "Re: Jones family" In response to message #1
Hello Patti I saw your posting about William Jones from Ohio. Is he likely to be related to Laban Jones, also from Ohio (born about 1820) who arrived in Jasper Co in about 1848? Laban had at least two daughters - Phebe and Christina Eveline. Phebe married Edward Candy and Eveline married John Sampson. Do you think they could be realted to your family? Philip Candy - London, England

3. "Re: Jones family" In response to message #2
Hello Philip.. I am not positive on Laban Jones being part of family But I have a copy of a land deed from President Z. Taylor that he gave Laban land in Palestine,Illinois. Which is not all that far from Jasper County. Do you have any information on Laban's Parents? William's were Louis(Lewis)Jones and Nancy Boston,Louis is buried in Brown county ,Ohio..As you may be able to tell Jones is a very common name,seems everyone took that name or Smith.. I will continue digging for more information and let you know..Have a beautiful Day & Happy hunting ... Patti silknlace2002 at earthlink.net

1. "SLOCUM, BLACK and BRYANT Family"
I am searching for information on Ruscomb (Rescum) SLOCUM and his wife Susan BLACK SLOCUM (WILLIAMSON). Their daughter, Ida SLOCUM married Henry BRYANT from Effingham County, IL. Thanks, Rita Kay

1. "Surname Help!!"
I'm looking for information on the following surnames:
Dittamore/Dittemore/Ditamore Lane Trimble Nichols Arnold Spesard
They lived in Jasper County, since 1840. "dittamore-woods"

2. "Re: Surname Help!!" In response to message #1
I have lots of information on the Nichols, and Arnold families, and know of at least one Dittemore who married into the Arnolds. Please e-mail me at: jmoksnes at pressenter.com Barb Arnold Moksnes

1. "METZ in Jasper County"
Looking for any information on a Thomas Metz that bought (2) 40 acre plots southwestern part of Jasper Co in 1852. Also; looking for info on Henry Matthew Metz who married Sarah Ellen Bartley in 1871. Henry Matthew (2) 40 acre plots northwest of Willow Hill.We know Henry Matthew had a 7 year old daughter Meda, who burned to death in house fire in 1883. We know that he is buried at Brockville Cemetery. Any additional info would be greatly appreciated. Ivan

1. "Kauffmann family or Kauffman"
Looking for information on Felix Kaufmann/Kaufman from Jasper Co. His wife was Cleopha. A son Urban was born 1902.Hoping to connect with American Revolution for D.A.R. They were said to have had a large farm in the 1850's to 1880's. Urban also had a brother Raymond and sisters Eleanor and Lorraine. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you "geneology kitten"

Dec-21st-02 9:19 AM
1. "ORR William 1880 Jasper Co IL"
The person below is my gggrandfather. In 1850, 1860, and 1870 he was William ORE. In 1880 he and my ggrandfather changed their name to ORR.
Family history has it that two of William's brothers had a falling out and some retained the original spelling of ORR and some ORE. My mother is an ORR while her step-sisters are legall ORE.
Some census records I have earlier show William ORE born in NC and some VA. I am leaning toward VA.

1880 Grove, Jasper Co IL
Census Place: Grove, Jasper, Illinois
Source: FHL Film 1254215 National Archives Film T9-0215 Page
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
William ORR Self M W W 61 VA
Occ: Laborer Fa: VA Mo: VA
Ruie ORR Dau F S W 17 IL
Occ: Keeping House Fa: VA Mo: VA
Joseph HARRAH Other M S W 18 IL
Fa: IN Mo: IN

NOTE: No wife for William ORE on 1870 Census. Possibly they divorced because they are not found together on a census in 1870. The children are found after this living with other families. They were all split up.
I loose William ORR in your Jasper Co IL but by that time he would have been quite elderly. I suspect he died in Jasper Co IL. Any help would be appreciated. He could be found under ORE or ORR. Any other ORE or ORR lines in Jasper Co IL would be appreciated.
I have much more on these people going back to 1844 that is documented. Can anyone help with this?
lgarcia at ncia.com

1. "James Carter"
Looking for parents of James L. Carter. He was born Feb. 4, 1856 and died Feb. 27, 1940. In his obit his Father's name is listed as Saul Carter (maybe Solomon) He was born on a farm and later moved to Cumberland County. Thank you for all your help "massam"

1. "Walls Family"
Looking for Ed and Goldie Walls. Ed Walls died in a mining accident in the late 1920's, I think, in Newton. My grandmother Dorothy Ruth Walls was born in Newton in 1918. Goldie Walls remarried someone named Jensen, but I don't know when or where. Any help would be appreciated.
debbielmartinez at msn.com

1. "roan family"
william harvey and alice alva roan "melody"

1. "Riggins"
I am searching for ANY info on Charles Washington Riggins/Charlotte Haithcock. Thanks. Rosemary "grammary"

1. "William Grant Reed and Ella Jane Clark"
My great grandfather William Grant Reed b abt 1863 in Coshocton Co Ohio was a teacher in Jasper County in 1888. He married Ella Jane Clark b 1864 in Gallia Co Ohio. Their first child Merle Roland Reed was born in Jasper County. I think their second child Cecil B Reed was also born in Jasper County. At some point, after 1888 they moved to Terre Haute, Indiana. Any information on the Reeds or Clarks would be appreciated. "nluzak"

1. "Egner Family"
I would appreciate any information available on Mikel (Michael) Egner and wife Josephine Bloom (Blum) Mikel was born in 1844. He was supposed to have moved from Jasper County to Pulaski County in the 1880's.
Tonianielsen at msn.com

1. "Lewis family"
Looking for info on:
Adam C. Lewis b. 1807 KY d. 1866, wife Nancy Rigdon b. 9/21/1808 TN d. 2/19/1898
Children - 5 sons & 7 daughters - names I know:
William Lewis b. abt 1830 IN
Malinda Lewis b. abt 1836 IN
Prior Rigdon Lewis b. abt 1838 IN
James Lewis b. abt 1840 IN d. 3/16/1916
Steven Lewis b. abt 1840 IN
Nancy Lewis b. abt 1844 IN
John M. Lewis (died at age 11 in farming accident)

AC Lewis was an Elder in the Hickory Creek R.B. Church.
Prior Rigdon (aka PR Lewis), my g-grandfather was a farmer in Hunt Township. The family moved to Jasper County in approx. 1850.

PR Lewis married Sarah Jane Jones 4/3/1864. They had 4 sons & 5 daughters - names I know:
William Irvin Lewis b. 1/26/1873 d. abt 1951 wife Elizabeth Belle Withrow (my grandparents)
Minnie J. Lewis b. abt 1872
Lee Lewis
R.W. Lewis
Cora Alice Lewis
Barbara Lewis
Clay Lewis b. abt 1881

Any help would be appreciated!

Joanne H. Lewis
yojojo at earthlink.net

1. "Ava Ada Vantreese"
Can anyone tell me the date Ava was born in 1860? Her parents were Silas Vantreese and Catherine Spincer. Also, I always remember hearing that her surviving child, Lola May, was born a twin. The twin having died in child birth. Or is that maybe confused with the son that died at birth when Ava died two years later? Any information is appreciated. "Christy"

2. "Re: Ava Ada Vantreese"
In response to message #1
Hi Christy,
I have been working on this family for a couple of years now and your posting really has me excited. I've only run across one other person working on the same family. I don't have any information about Ava and Ada, but I have gathered quite a bit on Silas. Anyway, please e-mail me and we can exchange info that way if you like. Thank you so much for your posting!
Donnel Schoolcraft - donnels at earthlink.net

1. "Kincaid/Kincade Family"
Searching for information regarding the family of George and Pearl (Levitt) Kincaid. Their son, George Delbert Kincaid, was born 2 February 1913, supposedly in Newton, Jasper County, IL. Pearl Levitt was the daughter of Thomas and Lena Leona Levitt.
ronjohnson at frontier.net

1. "Kistner & Bangert"
Looking for anyone who has a connection to the Kistner and/or Bangert families of this area. Please write me at cooppip at aol.com if you are interested in sharing information. Thanks, Terrie "cooppip"

2. "Re: Kistner & Bangert"
In response to message #1
What do you need to know. My greatgrandmother was a Kistner. "Anne"

3. "Re: Kistner & Bangert"
In response to message #2
I am just wanted to share with anyone who may be connected to my family line of Kistners from the Wendelin, Illinois area. I have the book " Holy Cross Church of Wendlin, Illinois 1871-1996" which has provided alot of information. Am looking to further what is in the book or to gather other relations from others within the same Kistner line. If you are interested please write me at Cooppip at aol.com. I have lung cancer and do not get to this site. It is easier for me to have one on one with someone. Thanks for responding. Terrie Cooper-Piper, Bakersfield, Ca

1. "JOHN STUART family 1860 ->"
Seeking burial location for John Stuart born at 1790 and wife Charity born at 1795. John and Charity migrated from Guernsey County OH area in 1860 to South Muddy twp in Jasper County IL with adult children Elizabeth, James, Charles and William. John and Charity were Baptist, receiving a letter of dismissal from their Ohio church before migrating to IL. John & Charity are still living in 1870 in South Muddy per census. Elizabeth never marries and could be buried near them. Any information on John's family will be apppreciated.
Other families tied to the Stuarts in Jasper County include LaRue, Daggy, Murphy, Deming, and Long. "Nina LaRue"

1. "Harvey Casey"
I am searching for any information available on Harvey Casey who married in Jasper County at least three times . . . if they are all the same Harvey Casey
Married Mary A McNeeley 05/11/1875
" " Sarah McNeeley 08/17/1875 - same year as first marriage
" " Sarah Isabelle Martin 10/21/1877

Trying to find out if this is my ggg-grandfather Harvey Casey who was married to "Belle" Martin and had a daughter named Lula "May" Casey born in Illinois July of 1888.
Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks! "sbtarrant"

1. "McKean family"
I am a neophyte genealogist; I feel that I am looing into a black hole.
I am seeking info on my grandfather:

William Zeiglar McKean
purportedly born 5 May 1866 in Newton

father - John A. McKean
mother - Louisa ??
Roseanna McKean
Thomas F. McKean
Anderson A. McKean
Daniel P. McKean
Zimri H. McKean
Joseph W. McKean
Mary A. McKean
Minnie M. McKean
Ora M. McKean
Arlando M. McKean

My grandad (Winston) seems to be a will-o-the wisp. The family apparently moved around a good bit. I have tracked him to the Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, Kansas in 1903 and to the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1908 (he was a guard, before you ask the standard question). He Died outside San Francisco in 1949.
Unfortunately, I began my genealogy quest after all of the older members of my family died off, so I have hit the wall on this line. I would appreciate any info anyone could offer. "StanM"

1. "James Gale B: abt 1826 in Ohio,children William, James, Nathan, Mary Lydia, Charles"
James Gale would be my gggrandfather. He was married to Jane Tuttle.
I beleive he moved to Jasper Co. after serving in the Mexican War.
He was discharged from military duty in 1846.
If anyone can add to this or contribute to this information I would gladly share what I have from him down. "patchez51"

1. "Riley Family"
Looking for anyone doing research on the Riley's of North Muddy Twp. Jasper. Hedgman and Louisa (Kibler). Children William, John P, Perry, Mary, Charles, James, & Luther. Willing to trade info! tree1063 at msn.com

1. "Henry and Lottie Peters"
I am trying to find any information on Henry and Lottie Peters, Lottie was a Shadle (sp?)They raised my great grandfather William Riley Allen, He was born in 1868 and his mother died in 1872, her name was Heelan (sp) Allen. E-mails welcome Jbmckiny at midwest.net . Jimmy McKinney

1. "Huss, Kaufman, Yelvington on death certs."
I have certified death records for a Francis Xavier Huss, 10/4/1855 - 7/11/1923 and his wife, Katherine Kaufman Huss, 6/10/1858 - 6/21/1935.
I originally thought this might be our grandfather FX Huss, but not so. This FX's parents were Michael Huss and Theresa Ostheimer, and Milo Yelvington was the informant. There might be a connection in the Ostheimer surname, but I'm not sure yet.
Katherine's parents' names were Anthony Kaufman and Magdaline Dash. The informant was Mrs. Milo Yelvington.
If anyone is related to these people, I would be happy to send the death certs to them in exchange for info on the Huss and Ostheimer names that might connect to my lines.

Pam Huss "mrsdigger1995"

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