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KAMPE [Kempe, Campe, Camp, Kamper]
Selma Blackmon
March 23, 2015

My Mason County goal is to connect with birth information for John Henry, the first son of Fred born in the United States.

My family "facts" that I am attempting to document include the information following. I have no idea how come they settled in Mason County for several years before moving to Will County before the 1870 census, maybe as early as the 1865 IL census.
Fred Kampe (1826 - 1908) immigrated 1853 from Hanover, Germany
marriage 1851 Charlotte Hermann? in Germany

son John Henry Kampe (1857-1917) according to his marriage information he was born in Topeka, Mason County, IL. The 1860 census lists a John age 3. According to the 1917 probate in Will County, John was born in Havana, Mason County.

census 1860 Spring Lake, Mason County (on Ancestry.com) my tree is SchulerKampe family tree with my name as Roots_Digger
1860 U.S. Census, Mason County, Illinois, population schedule, Township 22 Range 7, page 20, dwelling 173, Frederic Kampe; digital images, Heritage Quest
(http://persi.heritagequestonline.com : accessed 7 June 2013); M653 roll 210. National Archives. Washington, D. C.

Fred's declaration of intent 1861 Morgan County (found in Will County records)

In 1993 Hugh McHarry sent me an excellent booklet on the county and added some German county history. At that time, he was unable to find Frederic anywhere. The last name maybe Kempke, Kamp, Camp or with other endings.

Carole Anderson Falter
Jan 6, 2013

I am looking for the marriage record of Myrtle H. Taylor and Charles Albert Botzum between the dates of March 10, 1923 and June 25, 1928. Myrtle's parents were Anna M. Anderson and William B. Taylor.

Myrtle was born in Macoupin County, Illinois in 1889. I have found a Myrtle H. Taylor in the 1920 census living in Havana, Illinois working in a Law Office. I appreciate any information regarding Myrtle H. Taylor Botzum. Thank you
Carole Anderson Falter

Suzanne Ranson (Rummerfield)
October 21, 2012

I am looking for information regarding the Rummerfield's (John Rummerfield). He is my great great grandfather that resided in Mason County 1854 - 1890. Also, the Beck family, which included his wife Matilda Jane Beck. Since the 1890 census were destroyed and I can not place her date and location of her death. She appeared in the 1880 census and then in the 1900 census it shows John Rummerfield widowed and living with his daughter Phebe.

Clarence Diersing

I am looking for the descendants of Johann Hermann Diersing and Elizabeth Osterloh who immigrated to Bath or Havana from Badbergen, Prussia in October 1859.
Clarence Diersing

Shannon Russell
October 14, 2008

I am looking for any information about Nora May Rodgers Morgan. Born April 11, 1871 in Mason County and died April 11, 1945 in Mason County. Her parents were Evelyn Fintch Elmore and John Rodgers, according to an old photograph. However records show her mothers name as Biddy E. Elmore Rodgers. Her one brother, John Rodgers, died as an infant. I believe he is buried in the Swing Grove Cemetery. Family stories tell me that she was raised by her Uncle Barney Rodgers, that was from Cork Ireland. The 1880 census record show she lived in the household of Jacob and Sarah Herwig, her mothers sister. I would love some help filling in the blanks of my families history.
Shannon Russell

Michelle Schmitt
October 8, 2008

I am looking for information about the Hartlipp name. my grandfather was Otto and his father was August. Otto was adopted and his prior relatives are sketchy.
Michelle Schmitt

Karen Foster Montgomery
October 3, 2008

I'm researching the LOW family who lived in Havana, Illinois. Now, Francis E. & Hannah G. LOW had a son named William listed in 1860 census, age 17. However, in 1880 census, there is a William Low/Lowe listed in Havana, too. This #2 William married Kate Tutwiler and said he was born in England.

I do not know which William this Civil War information belongs to. So, maybe, somebody can help me figure out these two Williams. Thanks, Karen Foster Montgomery (rkmontg342@aol.com)

1. William A.8 Low was born Abt. 1843 in Havana, Mason County, Illinois, and died Aft. 15 Dec 1863.

American Civil War Soldiers Record
about William A Lowe
Name: William A Lowe ,
Residence: Havana, Illinois
Enlistment Date: 25 May 1861
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Illinois
Unit Numbers: 340 340
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 25 May 1861
Enlisted in Company K, 17th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 25 May 1861.
Discharged Company K, 17th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 15 December 1863
Civil War Service Records Record
about William A. Lowe
Name: William A. Lowe
Company: K
Unit: 17 Illinois Infantry.
Rank - Induction: Private
Rank - Discharge: Sergeant
Allegiance: Union

Becky Wells BecWel86@aol.com
August 24, 2008

My G. Grandfathers name was William Bowersock, living there in Mason
B. 1856 married a Mary Hedden 1879
G.G.Grandfathers name was Jacob Bowersox, married to Susan Soward both born in Ohio, but ended up here in Mason Co. Illinois
I would appreciate any information you would have; Becky Wells, BecWel86@aol.com Thank you

Bette Lane Oller bnb3@windstream.net
May 25, 2008

My grandfather's mother was Clara (Have also seen it as Clarissa) Estella Vaughn married to Oscar Force. Would you happen to know any thing about these Vaughn's? Bette Lane Oller

Patty Waltz (Rider) trotalot@alltel.net
May 19, 2008

I am looking to research information on my grandparents
surname : Lemm Blanche and Jacob
and my great grandparents surname: Bunyan
Both lived on Quiver Beach in a house on the river down the road from each other. We ended up living there for a couple of years in my great grandparents house. My father at this time worked at the Havana Barge Terminal @1965???
I have several pictures of them from the 50's.
Both of the Lemms raced power boats and my grandfather worked for the state conservation dept of which I have lots of pictures. I'd love to see if anyone remembers them or has info about them since my mother was adopted by them and she does not appear to know much about their past.
Thank you for any help! Great website!
Patty Waltz (Rider)
12848 Allport Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32258
email trotalot@alltel.net or waltzp@duvalschools.org

Diana Carter Hipsley dhipsley@att.net
April 12, 2008

My GG grandfather David Carter was murdered on or around his ferry boat on the Sangamon River in 1894. I would like to know where he really died and where he and his wife Jenetta Jane or sometimes called Minnie are buried. There is a Carter cemetery in Crane Creek. If someone can give me directions to this site I would love it. I would also appreciate any information on Wideman's in the area as that was Janes maiden name.

Patti Waitman-Ingebretsen pattitwirler@comcast.net
December 5, 2007

My ancestor, Orange C. Bartram d 19 Sept 1897 Manito, Mason, IL (born 1817)
I am guessing that he might be buried in Langston Cemetery because his 2/w was Sarah Langstron b abt 1827
I don't have a death date for her but imagine that there are others in the Langston Cemtery?
If and when this cemetery gets surveyed, I would love a photo of thier headstones.
Please let me know if you need more information.

Joyce Hawthorne joyce_hawthorne@msn.com
November 28, 2007

Looking for information on James P Hawthorn, Winny, and William J Hawthorn. Were in Mason and Cass Co. Ill. May have married Jane Eliza Rommell first who may be mother of William J Hawthorn. Any information on probate, marriage, death records etc. would be appreciated. Joyce Hawthorne, Lincoln, NE - if need more information let me know -- would be willing to have someone search probate records for a fee also.

Shirley Pendergraft shirleypendergraft@sbcglobal.net
October 10, 2007

I am searching for Sarah Ann Ranson born about 1861-62. Bath, Mason Il and married John Calvin Ellis 1879.
The Schoonover name comes up in my Ellis genealogy and I am hoping you have information on the Ranson family
Sarah Ann married John Calvin Ellis and had Franklin Harrison Ellis who was my grandfather and Cecil Colvin Ellis was my father.
Thank you,
Shirley Ellis Pendergraft

Bob Schoonover rbobjim@aol.com
June 26, 2007

My SCHOONOVER ancients migrated to Mason Co., IL in the 1840's. In my genealogy data I have 55 SCHOONOVERs that were born in Mason Co. between 1845 and 1910. My list starts with John Chandler SCHOONOVER born 8 Jun 1845, the son of Abner SCHOONOVER (1807-1848) and Susan SNYDER (1806-1889) and ends with Thelma SCHOONOVER born 1 Jun 1910, the daughter of Smith SCHOONOVER (1866-1934) and Lucy WHITEHEAD (1869-1948).

I'd like to exchange information with anyone interested in SCHOONOVERs in Mason Co.

Bob Schoonover

Maureen mobrescia@att.net
August 31, 2006

I believe my great grandmother, Rosetta Lantis Hubbard, was born in Mason City in 1855. I have not been able to find her on a census before she married my great grandfather, Nicholas Hubbard, in 1876 in Logan County. I would appreciate hearing from anyone else with this last name.

Beverly Foutch Bsndwila@aol.com
August 17, 2006

I am searching John Lock(e) 1724 Bath Mason County Illinoi year born
also mary frost 1728 year born, They were married
Beverly Foutch

Barbara Banks banks@uslink.net
July 14, 2006

Hi, I am doing my family genealogy on Damarin family on my mother side. I would like anyone to contact me that have any information on any of the Damarin's that lived in Illinois. My mother's family moved from Germany to Illinois in the Elkhart, Springfield, & Mason City, Illinois. I also have traces on Damarin's in the Mason County Illinois area. Any information would be appreciated & I will be willing to share all the Damarin information that I have. Thanks.
Barbara Banks

Tonia Chambers Boothe tboothe1@casscomm.com
June 26, 2006

I live and work in Mason County, IL.
Tonia Chambers Boothe
I am more than willing to help people with these surnames and would love to share info.

Dick Brown dc_brown@swbell.net
February 20, 2006

I am interested in the Nees family, which was settled in Mason County at least from 1862 until 1872 and probably before 1862. I am a grandson of Simon Nees, who was a son of Isaac and Sarah (Adkins) Nees, who were, I believe, married Nov. 18, 1863 in Mason County. They moved to Jewell County, Kansas in 1872 (Isaac actually moved there a couple of years earlier) and I am trying to trace who Isaac's parents were and what happened to them. I have conflicting information about Isaac's parents and I have not been able to untangle that with facts from published documents. Isaac's obituary indicates that he was born Nov. 27, 1837 in Venango County, PA to Samuel and Elizabeth Neece and they moved to Warren Co., IL May 1, 1841 and then to Mason County later. According to an entry in Familysearch.org., he was born on that date and place but to Jacob and Elizabeth (Crutcher) Neece. I and other researchers that I have engaged can find no record of Samuel in the 1850, 1860, and 1870 Illinois Censuses and no record of Samuel in the 1840 Pennsylvania Census. Samuel and Elizabeth Neece do show up, however, as buying and selling real estate in Mason County in 1865 and 1866. Jacob shows up in the 1860 Illinois Census as living in Sherman Township and Isaac in the adjoining Crane Creek Township, which would seem to indicate that they were farming together or at least were staying close to each other. Not sure when or where Jacob or Elizabeth died since I can find no further record of them. If you have any information on any of these people, I would appreciate sharing. I will, of course, be glad to share the information that I have on the Nees family.
Dick Brown

Bob Naylor WriteforPub@aol.com
January 19, 2006

My grandfather, James Wilfred Naylor, was born in Havannah, Ill. June 6, 1880, the son of Edward Naylor and J.E. McCormick, who were married in Mason County July 13, 1879. My father, R. Kingman Naylor, was born to James Wilfred Naylor and Selma (a Swedish immigrant whose surname have not yet found) in Eastion, Ill., May 13, 1906. I DO KNOW that my grandfather was listed as a barber in the 1910 US Census report for Mason County.

I am all but certain that this Naylor family was part of a very large line of Naylors going back to George Naylor "immigrant", who landed in Prince Georges County, Maryland (I belideve as an indentured servant) in 1650/1660. Three four members of this line married grandchildren of William Clark (of Rogers and Clark) and there are also several certified veterans of the American Revolution in the family.

Edward Naylor may have been the son of another Edward Naylor who may have arrived in Illinois from Kentucky (either Bath or Garrard County) in the first half of the 19th century, probably sometime before 1860.

Thank you in advance for any assistance you may render.

Bob Naylor
Roanoke, VA

Patti Waitman-Ingebretsen pattitwirler@comcast.net
January 7, 2006

Looking for others working on these families.
Orange BARTRAM b 1815 VT, d 1887 Manito, Mason, IL m. 1/w Maria FLOOD b 1814 VT, d aft 1850- bef 1854 IL
George Bartram b 1838 VT
Edgar b 1839 VT
Laura b 1839 VT
Osa b 1840 IL
Ruben William Bartram b 1843 Macoupin Co, IL
Ira b 1848 IL
m. 2/w 1854 Mason Co, IL-Sarah LANGSTON
James W. Bartram b 1856 IL
Patti in Portland, OR

Patti Waitman-Ingebretsen pattitwirler@comcast.net
January 7, 2006

John BARTRAM b 1771/1780 CT. d aft 1840 VT
wife Hannah CRAW b 1785 New Fairfield, Franklin, VT d ? Greenfield, IL
Hannah's brothers- John, Ira, Isaac, Allen CRAW (d 1887 IL)
Looking for others with CRAW from IL.
Patti in Portland

Beverly Humphrey efolks@earthlink.net
November 28, 2005

Mary Jane Friend (her mother was Sarah Humphrey and father Ezekiel Friend) married John Johnson (parents John and Rosanna from Tennessee) in Mason County on 2-4-1869. She died on 2-6-1872, and is buried in Bethel Cemetery, Bath Township. I am trying to find out if any children were born to this couple. Thank you, Beverly Humphrey

Beverly Humphrey efolks@earthlink.net
October 31, 2005

Ezekiel Friend, M. D. and his daughter by his second wife (Sarah Humphrey), Mary Jane Friend. Can you also tell me how to request a copy of a probate record? Thanks. Beverly Humphrey

Jane Welch Gingging877@AOL.com
October 26, 2005

Looking for any info I can get on George W Spencer and wife Biddy Custer Conover, they are listed in the 1850 census and had at least two children that I think were born in Bath IL. if you can help please let me know. Thanks
Jane Welch - Moscow TN