Christian County, Illinois

Posted Queries for December 2000 thru January 2001



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BARKER, LEAVITT posted by Angie Macri on Tuesday, December 5, 2000

Any information on the family of Lafayette BARKER (known as Flat) and Felicite LEAVITT. This couple married in Randolph County, IL, in 1853 and moved to Pana, Illinois. They had at least 5 children: Edward Barker, William Barker, Eugene Barker, Orion Barker, and Lilly Barker.

KUYKENDALL, LEE, MEISTER, MITCHELL, THOMAS posted by Nancy Walker Baldwin on Saturday, December 9, 2000

Am seeking info re Mary Anna LEE KUYKENDALL born New Jersey in 1844, married John KUYKENDALL December 26, 1864 in Springfield IL. Children were Maude KUYKENDALL born 1866 married Edward THOMAS; Edna KUYKENDALL born 1868 married a MITCHELL; Nellie KUYKENDALL born 1870 married a MEISTER; and Henry KUYKENDALL born 1872. Mary Anna KUYKENDALL died at Taylorville IL July 3, 1973 and is buried at Old Bear Creek Cemetery, Taylorville.

PERRY posted by Kaye Perry Kaberlein on Sunday, December 10, 2000

I am looking for the parents of my great, great grandfather Benjamin W. PERRY who was born about 1828 in Illinois.

BENNETT posted by John Bowman on Tuesday, December 26, 2000

I am looking for any information on Jewell E. BENNETT who died in WW II. Any Web sites related to Christain county funeral homes, cemetaries, newspapers etc.

CLEMENTS, EVERMAN, FLETCHER, FORE, HARRIS, STAHR posted by Marilyn Shanta on Thursday, December 28, 2000

I am researching the surnames of EVERMAN, STAHR, FORE, HARRIS, FLETCHER, CLEMENTS, all residents of Christian County. The Evermans, Fletchers and Clements were from the Mt. Auburn area, early or mid 1800s; the Stahrs, Harrises and Fores from Morrisonville, Palmer, Pawnee area after the turn of the century.

ROBERTSON posted by Virginia Rhodes on Friday, December 29, 2000

Searching for Westbrooke Cemetery located in Christian County, Ill. for graves of Sarah ROBERTSON d. 1879 and Felix ROBERTSON d. ? Does anyone know where this cemetery is located? I understand it is a family cemetery and may not be in use today.

WESTBROOKE posted by Virginia Rhodes on Friday, December 29, 2000

Does anyone have any information on the WESTBROOKE family of Christian County or perhaps Sangamon County, Ill? Circa 1800 - 1900.

MICHAEL, SNELLGROVE posted by Connie McLain-Guldner on Sunday, December 31, 2000

Seeking information about John Howard MICHAEL and wife Eliza SNELLGROVE - MICHAEL. John H. MICHAEL was born in Ohio in 1845, his wife Eliza SNELLGROVE was born in Tennessee about 1845. I do not know when or where John MICHAEL and Eliza SNELLGROVE married but know that at least one of their children (Ida Belle MICHAEL) was born in Pana, IL on Jan. 12, 1874. The MICHAELs had eight children, John H. MICHAEL (2) was born in 1887 in Iowa so the family had left IL before 1887. I do not have birth locations or birthdates for the other children, their names are: Ernest, Elizabeth, Maude, Bertha, Maggie & Mary Ellen MICHAEL. If you can help me with this family, or know of anyone who could have been related esp. to Eliza SNELLGROVE, please contact me.

KESTER, KIRTZ, MCCLUSKEY posted by Jane Snell Copes on Tuesday, January 2, 2001

Seeking descendants of William J. MCCLUSKEY, who lived in Owaneco, Christian Co. He married Lorena KESTER in 1889, probably in Moweaqua, Shelby Co, although the marriage is registered in Macon Co. Is this Will related to Thomas McCluskey (wife Catherine KIRTZ, 15 children) or David McCLUSKEY (wife Barbara, children Augustus and Josephine) of Shelby County?

HADOWSKY, KOLESAR posted by Dana Pope on Wednesday, January 3, 2001

Looking for info on Rudolf ( Ralph) HADOWSKY and Agnes KOLESAR HADOWSKY, who lived in Pana, and would have been married about 1921. Need death and burial information. My great uncle Ferdinand still lives there, but ... you try to catch him!!! :0) Thanks for any help.

LANDES posted by Herbert D. Richards on Wednesday, January 3, 2001

I am looking for my ancestors. The surname is LANDES. They lived in Christian Co. Abt.1860. I know they migrated to Scott Co. from Christian Co. Abt.1874.

KLINGLER, SANDHAGEN posted by Carlene Sandhagen on Thursday, January 4, 2001

I am looking for the cemetery where my G-Grandmother Carolina Catherina Cristian KLINGLER SANDHAGEN was buried at in Sept. 1883. She was married to Fridrich Cristian SANDHAGEN in 1875. They have 3 children buried with her. Carolina Loisa SANDHAGEN, Emma Rosa SANDHAGEN and Wilhelm Carl SANDHAGEN who died as young children between 1878 to 1884.

SKATES posted by Sharon Mathias on Saturday, January 6, 2001

Looking for information for Clayton Bryson, parents Samual and Lucy Alberta SKATES.

BLAND, BRYSON, FORBES posted by Jerry Tarvin on Tuesday, January 9, 2001

I have a Edith Florence FORBES whose first husband was Clayton BRYSON. They had a daughter Edith Lillian BRYSON. Clayton BRYSON was killed in a railroad accident in 1912. Edith Florence FORBES BRYSON remarried to a BLAND first name not known. They lived in the Pana or surrounding area .

DAVIS, WOODSIDE posted by Sherry Stowers on Saturday, January 13, 2001

I am searching for information on James P. WOODSIDE who married Sarah DAVIS in 1840's.

POLAND posted by Stephanie Klaus on Tuesday, January 16, 2001

Okay POLAND family-I know you are out there and still around Pana. I am looking for Samuel and Adaline POLAND both from Ohio. Samuel was the son of Enoch and Adaline was the daughter of James. Known children of them both-Catherine b. 1848, M.J. b. 1849, Jonathon b. 1851, Caroline b. 1860, Ada b. 1862, Dona b. 1866. There was also another John, a Tillie (think Sam's and Ada's)and a Sarah. Anyone linked to the POLAND family at all in Pana or surrounding townships, please contact. POLAND is a big family rich in history. I have it if your interested. I would like to find the decendant's linking to Enoch. Several of the Poland's married into the Alexander's.

DEAN posted by Joseph on Tuesday, January 16, 2001

Can anyone tell me where I can obtain the obituary for David DEAN who died Feb.1975 at Edinburg,Christian County Illinois?

BOWEN, STARK posted by Doloris Bullock on Thursday, January 18, 2001

I am looking for information on William J. STARK b.September 7, 1859 in Vermillon Co. IL d. September 22, 1936 in Crooked Creek Twp. Cumberlain Co. IL. Which I believe is around Neoga and was buried in Washington Cemetary. His parents are Jerry Stark and Nancy BOWEN. There is a chance he is my grand-father. Can anyone tell me his wifes name and if he had children there names.

BARBEE, BULPITT, COVER, DUEY, GEORGE, GRAHAM, MILLER, MITCHELL, RICHARDSON, SNOW posted by Margo Bulpitt on Sunday, January 21, 2001

I am tracing the BULPITT family members that emigrated from P E I to the U S A there appear to be two to three families which settled in the area of Sangamon and Christian Co. Illinois, near present day "Bulpitt" township.
1) Ferdimand Spiller BULPITT of PEI married Mary E RICHARDSON in 1872 in Chrisitian Co. Illinois Ferdimand had the following children Adele (married a Mr. COVER), Ross, Chester, Lutie (married Mr. BARBEE), Earl and Loren. I am unsure whether not these children were all by the same wife and raised in Illinois only Ross is listed in S S N info for state.
2) James C. BULPITT of PEI and his Wife Annie SNOW of Vermont arrived in Christian County in the late 1850s. James first found work as a carpenter and then bought a farm in presnt day Bulpitt, Christian CO, Illinois and also ran the first general store in the locality (per Hhistorical encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Christian County). There children were Lizzie married Mr. GRAHAM), Delia (Married Mr. MILLER), Ida (married Mr. MITCHELL), Theodore P., Adin, Annie, William L (married Bertha DUEY) and Edward Andrew whom married Mary L. GEORGE.
3) Edward Andrew took over the farm and founded a coal mine.. he is the founder of Bulpitt Illinois and is the only offspring which I know anything about. He and his wife had the following children.. Hazel, George, James and Gwendolyn. James married someone and had a child James Jr.
I note a lot of Bulpitt concentrated in Springfield and Taylorville area, but could not connect them to the above information.

HARRISON posted by Linda Votaw on Thursday, January 25, 2001

Searching for any info on this HARRISON Family. Found them on the 1860 Census for Taylorville, Christian Co., Illinois
James Harrison b 1810 Ireland
Mary A Harrison b 1810 Ireland
children:
John b 1842 Pa
William b 1844 Pa
Elizabeth b 1846 Pa
Ann b 1848 Pa
Henry b 1852 Ohio
Margaret b 1855 Ohio
Isabella b 1858 Ill

BUSBY, GARRISON posted by Scott Failmezger on Saturday, January 27, 2001

Looking for information on the BUSBY family. Phineas BUSBY (b. 8/1872) and his wife Lura GARRISON.

ANDERSON, WATKINS posted by Joyce Watkins Bennett on Monday, January 29, 2001

Trying to research family tree WATKINS. They lived in Mt. Auburn area Ira A Watkins b l85l d l931 - Laura Watkins b l854 died l895 John C Watkins l87l-l934 Charles T Watkins l875-l947 Lucy Watkins ANDERSON l879-l960 Grover Cleve Watkins l885-l969 Ray Watkins l889-1960 These people are all buried in Mt. Auburn cemetery in Mt. Auburn, IL. Anyone having any info please contact me. Are there any sons and daughters of any of these people Surley someone in christian county knows something.

DENNIS, MORRISON, WARREN posted by MD Struck on Tuesday, January 30, 2001

Looking for any information on the following names: Mrs. William M. WARREN of Pana, Mrs. J. H. (possibly Margaret) DENNIS of Altoona in the 1930's. They are sisters and their maiden name was MORRISON. Mrs. Warren's husband was an St. Paul Insurance agent in the 1930's.


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