Christian County, Illinois

Posted Queries for May thru August 1997

CAMBELL, JONES, LILLARD posted by Kathleen Greene on Wednesday, May 14, 1997

Temperance JONES b. 26 Aug 1832, m. Alexander Clark CAMBELL 8 Apr 1852 in Sangamon Co, IL. Temperance was the daughter of William JONES and Martha LILLARD. Martha, widow of William was living in Christian Co, IL 1876. Children of Temperance: Greenburry Dallas CAMBELL and Charles W. CAMBELL.

DAVIS, GARROT, MILLIGAN, MORGAN, PATE posted by Sally Andrews Neely on Saturday, May 17, 1997

Looking for infomation about the family of William Riley PATE, b ca 1805 TN. Married in Mt. Auburn, Christian Co, IL, 1st - Eliza DAVIS, then 2nd her sister, Nancy Jane DAVIS GARROT. Need data and parents for PATE and the DAVIS girls. Believe Eliza and Nancy were daughters of John DAVIS and Sarah D. MILLIGAN. Louisa Jane (Eliza) PATE, one of five children of Wm Riley PATE and Eliza DAVIS, was b 1840/42, married Samuel MORGAN 16 Feb 1858 in Christian Co, IL. Willing to share information about their 10 children and families.

HEMLEIN, HUGGINS, REGGS, VENTERS posted by Sally Andrews Neely on Saturday, May 17, 1997

Looking for info about Wilson Reggs HUGGINS, b 1824 WVA, m 21 Jan 1846 in Guernsey Co, OH to Margaret HEMLEIN. Wilson d 1911 in Taylorville, Christian Co, IL; Margaret d 1905, buried in Grove City, IL. Need parents and data for Margaret. Believe Wilson's parents are Andrew HUGGINS and Linda REGGS of PA, but need proof and details. Sarah Jane HUGGINS, one of 11 children of Margaret and Wilson HUGGINS, m Pleasant VENTERS 5 Nov 1874 in Christian Co, IL. She d 1919 and is buried in Grove City, Christian Co, IL. Willing to share info.

BONDURANT, PEEK, RALSTON, WILLIAMS posted by William Schumm on Monday, May 26, 1997

Presley PEEK, Jr. m. Polly BONDURANT and from Samuel WILLIAMS m. Margaret PEEK (RALSTON). They all were residents of Christian Co., primarily around Taylorville and Edinburg.

CALVERT, DAY, DEIGH, SATTERLY, SHARP, THOMPSON posted by Linda Weldon on Wednesday, May 28, 1997

Need information on Sheldon (Shelton)THOMPSON and wife Sarah Ann CALVERT. They settled at Taylorville, Ill. in the fall of 1862. Sheldon died in 1864 in Christian Co, Ill. They were from Culpeper Co, Va. Their daughter Elvira married Benjamin Franklin DAY (DEIGH) in VA. After his death she moved to Ill. where her parents were living. She married Archie SHARP in Ill. then moved to Texas. Her sister Mary Ellen married a SATTERLY.

MOUTS, MOUTZ posted by Seth W. Phillips on Sunday, June 1, 1997

I am desperately seeking MOUTZ or MOUTS. I know there was a family of MOUTZ from Chistian Co. I also know that one of the MOUTZ was a school teacher in Pana.

BISHOP, NUTT posted by Ellen Parsons on Tuesday, June 3, 1997

I would like any information on Joseph Hyde NUTT b. 1836 in Ireland , d. 1908 Taylorville and his wife Eliza BISHOP.

HILL, LEIGH posted by Michelle Bley on Tuesday, June 10, 1997

Researching family of Emanuel T. LEIGH b. 27 Jul 1816 in Prince Edward Co, VA, d. 2 Aug 1902 in Christian Co, IL. He married Mary Ann HILL in Christian Co, IL. Children were: Martha, Benjamin, William, David, Elizabeth, Clarret, and James.

SARGEANT posted by Janet S. Carpenter on Tuesday, June 10, 1997

I am looking for information pertaining to the first wife of Eli SARGEANT. I believe that she died in Christian County in the 1800s.

BREED, PEABODY, RANDALL posted by Sally Andrews Neely on Friday, July 4, 1997

Descended from 1837-39 founders of Stonington, Christian Co, IL, Lucy BREED and Samuel PEABODY, and Esther RANDALL and Allen Breed PEABODY.

BROWN, COX, RUTLEDGE posted by Kari Sheets on Sunday, July 6, 1997

Seeking information on the family of Ella BROWN RUTLEDGE COX, M.D. She was born in 1859 in Ohio and died in Pana, IL in 1921. I do not have her husband's first name.

CAIN, THAXTON posted by Jim Walker on Tuesday, July 8, 1997

Searching for info on Mary Ann THAXTON, b. Mar 1852 Greene Co, IL, m. Dec 1869 in Christian Co, IL to John H. CAIN, b. Dec 1842 in Overton Co, TN, d. 1906 Christian Co, IL.

HOPPER, KERR, RAMSEYER posted by Nancy Pfannenstiel on Tuesday, July 15, 1997

Seeking information on Elizabeth HOPPER KERR RAMSEYER. Elizabeth HOPPER married John KERR l851 Montgomery Co, IL. Two children: Cassius Marcellus "Cash" b. 1855; Lovica Catharine "Kate" b. 1859. John KERR died in Civil War. Elizabeth remarried Christian RAMSEYER in l866 in Pana, Christian Co, IL. Kate and Cash never lived with their mother again, but who did they live with? Elzabeth died in l897 and is buried in Donner Cemetery, Owaneo. Nancy Pfannenstiel, Rt. 1 Box 39, Quinter, Ks 67752

COLBY posted by Robert C. Colby, Jr. on Wednesday, July 30, 1997

I am looking for information on my GG grandfather and grandmother, Isaac Farres COLBY, b. 2 Nov 1818, d. 19 Feb 1890, Margaret Bisco COLBY, b. 19 Nov 1819, d. 20 Apr 1894. Isaac was a Pana Township farmer from abt. 1858 until his death in 1890. I have been unable to find where they are buried. I have checked various County cemetery books with no success. The County Clerk said that death records prior to 1916 are not kept. I believe that they both died in Pana Township. The County Plat Book of 1891 shows Isaac's property in Section 8 of Pana Township. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

BATES, CRONICKER, CRONIGER, ODLE posted by Michael Odle on Monday, August 4, 1997

I am looking for my grandfather's natural parents. According to the 1910 census for Christian Co., Illinois he was about 7 yrs old and living with his adoptive family of Isaac Nelson ODLE and Jenny BATES. His name was Charlie Clarence ODLE, however, in the census he was listed as Charles CRONICKER, and it stated he was a nephew of the ODLE family. Do you have any information on the CRONICKER (CRONIGER) family? More details on on my web site at

ADAMS, CATOBIUS posted by Carol A. Stubbs on Thursday, August 7, 1997

Any information on Jesse Abraham CATOBIUS and Nancy ADAMS CATOBIUS. They were in Pana Twnshp in the 1900 census. They had 3 children: Harold Exon, Grace Mabel and Audry Murl.

HUGGINS, MICHAELSON posted by Margaret on Tuesday, August 12, 1997

Am seeking information on my grandfather's 1st wife Emma HUGGINS b Aug. 1871 in IL. d 23 June 1906 in Springfield, IL. Her father is R. HUGGINS from the Grove City, IL area. She married John M. MICHAELSON (where? when?) possibly around 1894, and they had a daughter Pearl MICHAELSON b. July 1895.

ACCHENBACH, ACHENBACH, AYMER, BAKER, CRAIG, CURVEY, MITCHELL, RUE, SHAW posted by Frank Randall on Friday, August 15, 1997

I am looking for infromation on Peter ACHENBACH b. 1844 in Germany d 1929 in Taylorville and Amelia MITCHELL b about 1855 in France from Taylorville. I have their children as Fred C ACHENBACH, Mrs Walter CRAIG, Mrs W. H. SHAW, Mrs Orlie RUE, Mrs L. A. BAKER, Bena ACHENBACH, Arthur ACCHENBACH (m. Ethyl AYMER), John Henry ACHENBACH (m. Bertha CURVEY) and Edna ACHENBACH.

KENNEY, LOGAN, SHEEDY, WELLS posted by Linda Green on Thursday, August 21, 1997

Will exchange information on surnames: SHEEDY, WELLS, LOGAN, KENNEY (and variations). Especially seeking birthplace in Ireland of Daniel SHEEDY b. ca 1821 Limerick, Ireland, d. Lewis Co, MO. His descendants lived Christian Co, IL -- John SHEEDY, Daniel SHEEDY, Dennis SHEEDY.

CONRATH, DALY, DUEZ, KLEINHAUS, LAUWERENS, MATON posted by Dee Yetter on Saturday, August 23, 1997

CONRATH,Michael Adam b.13 Aug 1883 in Ohio wife Catherine Barbara (KLEINHAUS) b.15 May 1886 in Ohio. Moved to Kincaid, Ill. not sure of date sometime after 1923. Catherine died in a fire in Oct. of 1926. They had 12 children with one dying at birth. Children were: Leonard b.3-30-1910,Geneva b. 2-21-1912, Alma Louise b.7-17-1921, Charles b. 9-22-1919, Arthur Bernard b.9-22-1919, Helen Frances 9-27-1916, Robert Henry b.9-30-1918 d.10-1918, Clarence b.12-1-1903, unknown twin b.12-1-1903 (died at birth), Joseph Michael b. 10-6-1905, Mary Margaret b. 12-14-1907, Dorothy Elizabeth b.12-15-1914. We believe Mary Margaret was married to a James DALY who supposedly died in 4-1929, there was a child born 6-12-1929. Family closet says there was not a marriage, or a death of James Sr. No one knows for sure. Louis Gerodez b. in Jameppe, Belgium, wife Adolphine (Finni) b. in Queni, Belgium, both died in Patton, PA. Children: Maria, Louisa, Mary, Victoria, Celina, Minnie, Maria, Paul, Arthur all moved to Pana. Maria married Desire LAUWERENS who was also born in Belgium. They had 2 children Edith Kathleen and Richard Louis. Louisa married Amiable MATON. Victoria married Joseph DUEZ. I do have a lot on info on Victoria and Joseph.

KIMBALL posted by Dan Kimball on Saturday, August 30, 1997

KIMBALL, Thomas Linley b 3 Oct 1866 d 1928 b. in Rosamond, IL Thomas may have lived in Pana, IL as well. Seeking info on Thomas and his father James Henry KIMBALL, Sr (no dates avail for James)

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