Christian County, Illinois

Posted Queries for July 2008 thru December 2010

ATKINSON, ATKISON, HITCHCOCK, MARSHLAND posted by H Mitchell on Monday, July 21, 2008

Looking for information on ATKISON, also spelled ATKINSON, HITCHCOCK, MARSHLAND families.
1. Looking for date of death and place for Sarah Jennie Hitchcock (Mrs. John Marsland), b. 1856, Indiana, daughter of Joseph Hitchcock (b. 10 Feb 1824, Ohio) who died on 19 April 1908 in Christian County Illinois.
2. Also looking for connection to possible son or nephew, Robert Atkison, b. ~1820 Ohio married to a Phoebe. Robert and Phoebe Atkison were in Rosamond Township, Christian County, Illinois during the 1870 (with sons William, John, Isaac Atkison) and 1880 censuses.

HALL, STOCKBRIDGE, THOMPSON posted by Karyn Zielasko on Sunday, September 7, 2008

Researching Erastusa A. HALL b/1827 VA whom came from MI by 1859 to IL with his wife Mary J. b/1833 PA, and children Sarah b/1854 MI, Mary Augusta 1859 IL, Hattie 1861, Addie M. 1861 (twins?), Frankie 1866 (which tells me he should have been in Civil War but cannot find him. Erastusa is spelled so many ways and he is often referred to as E.A. HALL) Willie 1868, Melissa 1870, Arthur E. 1877 all in IL. HALL'sare noted living in Christian Co. Taylorville in 1870 and 1880 census. There appears to be many HALL's in that area and suspect he connects but cannot see where. Erastusa removed to Stanwood, Snohomish Co. WA by 1900 where his wife Mary died in 1902. Below is the obit for Erastusa in 1907.
Everett Daily Herald
The funeral of E. A. HALL, who died yesteday at his home at Stanwood, will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.R. STOCKBRIDGE, of this city. (that would be Wm. STOCKBRIDGE and his wife Mary Augusta.) Friends of the family are invited to the services at the home. The interment ceremonies at the cemetery will be private. Rev. Herbert THOMPSON will officiate. Mr. HALL was born in Michigan (which is not true according to Census it was Va and WVA) in 1827. He had made his home in Stanwood for several years where his wife died in April, 1902. He leaves six daughters and two sons.
Daughter Mary A. and son Arthur were in Snohomish Co. at death but nothing on the remaining children.
Would like to connect with HALL family and connect the E.A. HALL family with them, as well as find if E.A. HALL was a civil war veteran.

JONAITIS, LORETH posted by Kristi Jonaitis Blankenship on Friday, November 7, 2008

I am looking for any information on Christena G. LORETH (JONAITIS) or her family. She was born in 1907. Her family lived in Christian County (near Taylorville I believe).

THURN posted by Betsy Thurn Fusco on Sunday, December 7, 2008

THURN, John/Charles. Does anone know why John THURN age 33 in the 1870 Pana Township census becomes Charles THURN in the 1880 census? Same names or common nicknames for wife and children.

BROOKS posted by Carol Thorpe on Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I would like information on Maria BROOKS who is buried in Linwood cemetary in Christian Co. She was a Civil War Army nuse who was put on the 1929 Civil War roll of honor.

PERSINGER posted by Allan Griffith on Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Benjamin PERSINGER, wife Martha and children arrived to Christian County, Pana area in the 1850s. Benjamin was born at Virginia 1796/97 & died at Christian County, Illinois in 1864. I'd like to communicate with anyone else doing research on this family. Thanks, Allan Griffith, Bloomington, Illinois

FRANKLIN posted by Dawn Shafer on Monday, March 2, 2009

I am searching for information on my great-grandfather John H FRANKLIN. His tombstone reads DOB as 6 JUL 1886. He died in 1941 in Clinton, IA. I found record in an old family Bible that he was born in Taylorville, IL. I am desperately searching for information on his parents. I was told by a great aunt that he (John) was raised by his grandparents. I'm not sure if his parents died when he was young or what happened. Can someone shed some light on this for me?

HOPPER, STEPHENSON posted by Linda Collins on Thursday, April 30, 2009

Looking for a marriage date for Robert Cress STEPHENSON to Camilla UNKNOWN. They would have married after 1930, probably by 1935 and a marriage for Robert Cress STEPHENSON and Ruby HOPPER, they married about 1940, probably in Taylorville. Their daughter Roberta was born in Taylorville in 1941. They lived in Taylorville for several years before moving to Detroit and on.

ARNOLD, TRELZ posted by Carol Conover on Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I'm looking for information on the TRELZ family from Pana, Illinois. Father was Martin (1861-1943). He came from Austria and we have no information from there. Wife was Louise ARNOLD (1873-1947). Gertrude, Annette, Henry, William, Louise, Frank, Emma, Rose, and Berta were their offspring. My husband mother was Emma TRELZ. There are still Trelz living in the Pana area and would love some info. from them.

SCHNEIDER, STAFFORD posted by Jennifer Demlein on Monday, July 20, 2009

I'm looking for any information on Walter SCHNEIDER - wife Ottillia STAFFORD and daughter Jeanette (my Grandmother). In 1920 he was 48 years old and occupation from the census is listed as Merchant Drugstore. He lived in Pana, and my dad has stated he was a Druggist there. By 1930, he was divorced, or left, from Otillia and she returned to St. Louis, MO. Any information would be helpful.

DAVIS, GASKIN posted by Lee BALSLEY on Thursday, September 10, 2009

I am trying to locate ancestral information for my maternal great-grandfather, Hatton GASKIN, b. May 6, 1835 in Monroe, Gallatin, IL, wife Delia Ann DAVIS, b. ca 1834; they had 4 children Francis Jane (my grandmother, born in Morrisonville, Christian,IL), May, Ashbury, and Betsy Ann. The only census listing I've been able to find is the 1910 United States Federal Census for King Township, Christian County, Illinois, 2 May 1910.
Would greatly appreciate any information re: Hatton's parents and siblings. The closest hit on a parent is a Howard GASKIN; the 1850 US Census listing indicates he has born around 1809, married Juliet ??, and had 7 children as of the census date ... but none were named Hatton. Closes possible is Wilson, born about 1835. Possible that Hatton didn't like that name and changed it, officially or informally. Or maybe he's not Hatton's father at all.
My older sister told me Hatton was buried in the Palmer, Christian, IL cemetery. I checked the records for the Anderson cemetery, and walked the Harper's Ferry Cemetery (records destroyed), but to no avail.

ALDE, HEISE posted by Donna Heise Hirsch on Thursday, September 17, 2009

My aunt, Louise ALDE, (b 01-29-13) married William 'Mickey' HEISE. She's listed in the 1930 census as living somewhere in Christian County. I think it was in Pana. I'm trying to find the date she married Mickey. Can you offer any help or suggestions?

FRALEY, STEPHENS posted by Robert Muir on Thursday, October 29, 2009

I'm trying to find information on Henry King STEPHENS and Sarah Jane FRALEY who had a daughter, Nelle Stephens, October 18, 1889, in May Township, Christian County. I'm trying to find out about both the Fraleys and Stephens.

HUDSON, SHARP, SHOEMAKER posted by Ruth McClay on Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I am looking for living descendants of Columbus Franklin and Sarah Jane SHOEMAKER HUDSON.
They moved from southern Ohio to Christian County after 1900. They had five children who grew up and married in Illinois: Harry Clinton HUDSON, Lakie Florence HUDSON SHARP, Floyd Herbert HUDSON, Columbus Ray HUDSON, and James Clyde HUDSON.
Sarah Jane SHOEMAKER HUDSON was the sister of my grandmother, Lake Erie SHOEMAKER McCLAY, so Sarah Jane would be my great-aunt.
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PARRIS, PATRICK, PORTER, TYLER posted by HarleyBabe on Friday, December 3, 2010

My Father's name was Roy McClellan TYLER B: 20 May 1897 Stonington (Gingerville), Christain County, IL USA D: 30 Aug 1981 Springfield, Sangamon County, IL USA M: Katherine (Kathryn) Edna PATRICK 30 Aug 1948 She was B: 18 JUL 1920 New Castle, Henry, Indiana, USA D: 30 JUL 2002 Taylorville, Christain County, IL USA.
Roy McClellan TYLER son of Joseph (Joe) Elias Alexzander TYLER B: 20 FEB 1872 Indian Territory, Oklahoma USA D: 22 APR 1939 Taylorville, Christian, Illinois, USA M: Parmelia Ann PORTER 23 Mar 1894 she was B: OCT 1871 , Morgan, Illinois, USA D: abt JUN 1910 Illinois, Christian, Illinois, USA
Katherine (Kathryn) Edna PATRICK daughter of Americus Mack PATRICK B: 05 JUL 1881 Hammond, IL USA D: 17 JUN 1948 Moweaqua, Shelby County, IL USA M: Emma Zetta PARRIS 10 Jul 1918 Henry, Indiana she was B: 08 MAY 1895 Floyd County, Virginia, USA D: 18 NOV 1972 Shelbyville, Shelby County, IL --

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