Christian County, Illinois

Posted Queries for February thru March 2001



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ALEXANDER, GORRELL, MILLER posted by Stephanie Klaus on Saturday, February 3, 2001

I am looking for information on Catherine E ALEXANDER b.1840 in Muskingum County, Ohio. She married William GORRELL on March 4, 1863. Catherine and William moved to Pana, Illinois where I found them as W.F. & C.E. GORRELL in the 1870 census. No children were recorded at that time. William was with G. Co. 18 Ohio Inf. Catherine applied for pension Aug 26, 1909 in Illinois. I am assuming they stayed in Pana due to Catherine's brother Robert Bruce ALEXANDER and family lived in Pana as well. Catherine kept the family bible where I found the information on the ALEXANDER family. Catherine was the youngest of Thomas ALEXANDER and Esther MILLER 's children.

BRENINGSTALL, MAIN, MAINS, ROSE posted by Patti Peters on Wednesday, February 7, 2001

Looking for information on the family of Thomas MAIN or MAINS and wife Henrietta. They are listed in the 1850 Christian Co., IL census Thomas age 43 Conn and Henrietta age 35 Conn. Children listed: Joseph age 15; Stephen age 11; Susan age 11?; and Elizabeth age 2 months. Elizabeth was born August 25 of 1850. Her mother died in about 1857 and she left with her father to CA remaining there until about 1864 at which time her father died and she and her brother went to Petersburg, Monroe Co., MI and made their home with her sister Susan ROSE until the time she married Horace BRENINGSTALL in 1868. H. Elizabeth (MAIN) Horace BRENINGSTALL were the parents of: Reuben Grant, Susie Amelia, Adelaide, Lucy May and Gertrude.

BERRY, JACOBS, LYONS posted by Barbara Rogers on Wednesday, February 7, 2001

I am seeking information on Abraham JACOBS and his wife Sarah BERRY. They had a son, James E. JACOBS, who was born in or around Taylorville, Illinois on Oct. 31, 1864. Abraham served about three months in the Union Army and was released at Springfield, Ill. in 1865 (a copy of the handwritten release in still in the Jacobs family). James E. JACOBS joined the Sharpsburg United Methodist Church in 1894 (certifiate in my possession). He married Anna Caroline LYONS in Taylorville, Ill., on Dec. 13, 1894 (copy of certificate in my possession). James and Anna's first two children, Bryce and Blanche JACOBS, were born in Taylorville. Does anyone know anything more about either Abraham or James? Is there a cemetery at Sharpsburg U.M. Church?

GEORGE, KEMMERER, RIGG posted by David Rigg on Friday, February 9, 2001

Regarding an earlier query concerning the mother of Lela RIGG: Lela's mother was Mary Ann GEORGE. Lela's relationship to the KEMMERER family was through her marriage to Charles E. KEMMERER on 04 Oct 1889. (Book C, Page 196, Christian County, IL).

ALLEN posted by Linda Patrick on Monday, February 12, 2001

Looking for info on John ALLEN died 1885 in Stonington, Christian Co, IL. His wife's name was Nancy Redmon. Parents and/or siblings names would be helpful as well as his date and place or birth.

CROWL posted by Penny Stewart on Saturday, February 17, 2001

Will share baby picture of Gladys Mae CROWL, born Feb. 17, 1895 in Pawnee, Illinois.Parents were Arthur and Bettie Crowl. Found in Portland, Oregon antique shop.

CRAINE posted by Donna Craine Kennedy on Sunday, February 18, 2001

I am searching for any records of a Benjamin F CRAINE d.abt 1866 in Christian Co.

BUTT posted by Ann Davis on Wednesday, February 21, 2001

Looking for gravesite information on Frances Adolphus BUTT. Family on way by wagon train to Iowa. Frances was a 14 month old toddler - died in the wagon, 13 November, 1883. Family stopped in Owaneco. With the help of friendly townspeople, they buried the toddler there. The rest of the family continued on to Ringgold Co., Iowa.

HANEY, JACOBS posted by J Jacobs on Wednesday, February 21, 2001

Am looking for information on George Washington JACOBS and family. Show that he was married to a Nancy HANEY. Both are buried in the Jacobs Family Cemetary in Christian Cty, IL. Any information anyone can give me would be appreciated. These are my husband's ggggrandparents.

BIRCH, BURCH, HIGGINS posted by Chuck Campbell on Tuesday, February 27, 2001

Am looking for any information on George BURCH (BIRCH) b.1847 in Michigan. Married Merena HIGGINS in 1871 in Christian Cnty. Name was spelled BIRCH on marriage dockett. Children Nora, Edward, Henry, William, Herman, & Ella Mae. George was a blacksmith in the Edinburg area. Died after 1919 in Sangamon County.

GASKINS, WARD posted by Irma Ward on Monday, March 5, 2001

Vesta GASKINS WARD who was married to James WARD is buried in the Morrisonville cemetery, Christian Co. Where is James buried? Their children: Lydia, Charlie, Mary, John, Carrie, Ollie, Nettie or Nellie, Fannie, Ada, Verbia.

GASKINS, LAW, WARD posted by Irma Ward on Monday, March 5, 2001

Nellie or Nettie WARD married John R. LAW 6/8/1872 in Christian Co., IL. Were Nettie/Nellie's parents James and Vesta GASKINS WARD?

DUNFEE, GASKINS, WARD posted by Irma Ward on Wednesday, March 7, 2001

Lydia WARD married William H. DUNFEE 3/2/1887 in Christian Co., IL. Were Lydia's parents James & Vesta GASKINS WARD?

BURLEW, BURTIN, BURTON, COULTER, ENDRIS, HORSTHELTE, HORSTHEMKE, HOSTHEMKE, PASTOR, VIRDEN posted by Duncan Morrow on Sunday, March 11, 2001

I seek, first, Eugene VIRDEN, whose mother (Sarah BURLEW Virden) lived in with him in Assumption when she died in 1944, and his brother, Charles VIRDEN (b. about 1881) apparently died before their mother. Both were sons of Willis and Sarah (Burlew) VIRDEN, Flat Branch township, Shelby County.
Second, I want to learn fo the family of Willis and Sarah Virden's granddaughter, Elsie (Little) ENDRIS (wife of Raymond), who reportedly lived in Pana.
Third, I seek grandchildren of William J. and Louisa (Burlew) COULTER of Moweaqua Township, Shelby Couty. Sarah Virden and Louisa Coulter were sisters.
The eldest child of William and Louisa Coulter was William H. "Will" COULTER, who also lived in Moweaqua. He had eight daughters and two sons. in 1938, it was reported that four lived in Pana:
Mrs. Frank (Evelyn) BURTON, Mrs. John (Harriett) PASTOR, Raymond COULTER, and Mrs. Henry (Maxine) "HOSTHEMKE." (HORSTHEMKE is probalby the correct spelling) In 1944, all three sisters were still in Pana, but Burton was spelled BURTIN and Maxine's married name was spelled "HORSTHELTE." Raymond COULTER had moved to Macon County.

EADS, KENDALL, WEBB posted by Marilyn on Sunday, March 11, 2001

Looking for grave of Thomas EADS, buried christian county, abt 1866. Wife was Margaret KENDALL. Daughter, Hannah Eads WEBB lived Athens, Menard County. Who is Thomas EADS buried with?

BUTCHER, COX, SHEPHERD posted by Rose Mary Lawson on Monday, March 12, 2001

Looking for anyone connected to the family of Stephen SHEPHERD who married Laura COX in 1881. Their children were Roscoe R. and Owen G. SHEPHERD and Mrs. Ida BUTCHER who were all living in Mt. Auburn at the time of his death in 1916.

BECK, CHAMBERS, HAMILTON, HUNTER, ORMSBY posted by Judy Jennings on Monday, March 12, 2001

I am looking for any information regarding either the CHAMBERS, HAMILTON, HUNTER, or ORMSBY families who lived in or around Morrisonville and/or Christian County in the middle 1800's and early 1900's. My GGG Grandparents were William H. HAMILTON and Mary (HUNTER) HAMILTON. Their son William Charles HAMILTON of Eureka married Mary Emma CHAMBERS in 1880 and they lived in or arround Eureka until about 1890 when they moved to Colfax, Illinois in Mc Lean County and started a nursery and a restaurant. Mary Emma's family is of great interest to me as she also was to have come from Louisiana as Harold Mayfield CHAMBERS was. Possibly there is a connection. It is said that Mary Emma's parents who lived around Morrisonville were killed in a Riverboat accident and she was raised by a minister named F.O. ORMSBY. I am hoping someone there knows about this story and has information that would allow me to trace Emma's family. Thank you in advance for any information you may have. P.S. I have a picture of Mary Emma's mother which was taken by Wm. H. BECK Portrait and Landscape Photographer, Morrisonville, Ill.

PRINCE, WOODRUFF posted by Sharon Mendenhall on Sunday, March 18, 2001

Need to find info on PRINCE, Eliza L.6-1872, Daughters WOODRUFF, Lowrena,1-1883,Lusie 5-1885, Effie,9-1888 and Milo WOODRUFF 5-1855 She was my Great-Grandmother(ELiza), Effie was my Grandmother(she died giving birth to my Father)I never met any of that side.

CARSON, FOUGHT, LANKFORD, REED posted by Melvin A Fought on Monday, March 19, 2001

I'm looking for information about my grandparents, Nina Pernecia Perlee LANKFORD b. July 5, 1867 d. April 17, 1949 m. Jan. 10, 1888 to Andrew FOUGHT b. May 3, 1863 d. April 29, 1921. Her parents were Benjaman LANKFORD b. July 7, 1838 d. Jan. 3, 1888 m. Jerushia CARSON (REED)b. 1831 d. Nov. 14, 1911. I have information about children of Andrew and Nina but have no information about Benjaman and Jerushia. Where did they come from? Children other than Nina? Where did they live? Where are they buried? (Jerushia probably buried in Hinton or Henton. I have both spellings, which is right. Don't know if it still exists.) Jerushia's father's name James "Blackhawk" CARSON. No other information. Nina and probably Andrew buried in Mound Cemetery in Pana.


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