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Posted by Melody Whitehall Byrd on Tue, 28 Mar 2000
WHITEHALL
Looking for any information on the WHITEHALL family. Lived in Mercer Co. Illinois between the years of approx. 1850 and 1880 when they moved to Greene Co. Iowa. Several are listed in the cemetery records of Mercer Co. IL
 
Posted by Lana LaLonde <LSL405@AOL.com> on Sat, 25 Mar 2000
RELANDER ⁄ KIEHNA
Looking for information on Mable Relander Kiehna. She was b. Oct. 28, 1899 and d. Feb 1, 1970 in Aledo, Mercer Co, IL. She married Frederich John (Fred) Kiehna, Oct 16, 1926. Both buried in Aledo Cemetery. Would like to know her middle name, where she was born and her parents names. Hope that someone can help me.
 
 
Posted by Leslie A. Cofer <s051156@aol.com> on Thu, 23 Mar 2000
ALLEN
Researching Allen family from Millersburg Ill. Joseph Oliver Allen lived in Millersburg a physician born about 1820 in Ohio. Son Oliver Bruce Allen was born in Millersburg in about 1850.
Would like any information about the above family.
 
Posted by Susie Martin-Rott <rootbound@netzero.net> on Mon, 20 Mar 2000
DICKENS ⁄ GLIDDEN
Seeking the parents and of Floyd "Perky" Dickens b: 28 Feb 1896 d: Jul 1966 in New Boston, Mercer, IL and his wife Grazia Fern Glidden b: 18 Dec 1902 d: Mar 1976 in New Boston, Mercer, IL. I believe them to be buried at New Boston Cemetery in Mercer County (their son Everett is definately buried there) Another son, Kenneth Wayne Dickens is buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Muscatine IA. Any help appreciated-this is my cousin's deceased husband's family (she is not online) and she would like her children to know a bit more about their Dickens and Glidden heritage.
 
 
Posted by Karen Mohr <mohr@buffnet.net> on Fri, 17 Mar 2000
WARREN
Greetings, all. I'm researching the following families who appeared on the 1850 Federal Census for Preemption Twp., Mercer Co., IL as follows: #766 - Levi WARREN, 53, b MA, farmer; Eliza WARREN, 36, b NY; William WARREN, 18, b OH, farmer; B.B. WARREN, 16, b OH, farmer (male); John WARREN, 14, b OH; James WARREN, 10, b IL; Francis WARREN, 7, b IL; Zachariah Taylor WARREN, 4, b IL; David WARREN, 1, b IL; Lyman WARREN, 29, b OH, laborer.
#775 - Luman WARREN, 31, b MA, farmer; Eliza WARREN, 32, b OH; Mary A. WARREN, 12, b IL;
Almira WARREN, 8, b IL; Martha WARREN, 6, b IL; Chancy WARREN, 4, b IL (male); Sarah (Q or G?) WARREN, 2, b IL.  Levi WARREN previously lived in Niagara Co., NY and in Vermont before that. Would appreciate any info or contacts. Thanks! Karen Mohr, mohr@buffnet.net
 
 
Posted by Judith Shores Ruch<jruch1111@aol.com> on Mon, 06 Mar 2000
SHORES
Searching family of MOSES SHORE, residence New Boston 1862 when he enlisted in Civil War. Born 1822 in North Carolina, occupation Carpenter.
 
Posted by Edna Park Waller<aewaller@groupz.net> on Fri, 03 Mar 2000
PARK ⁄ HANLEY ⁄ RADFORD ⁄ WILLARD
Margaret PARK married John HANLEY in Nova Scotia about 1847. they came to Rock Island County in 1851 with their sons James and John. Both married in Rock Island County: James to Martha RADFORD and John to Mary Victoria WILLARD. Descendants of this family lived in Henry and Mercer Counties as well as Rock Island. Seeking to correspond with any descendant of this family.
 
Posted by Cheryl Behrend<Cbehr15018@aol.com> on Sun, 27 Feb 2000
McKEE ⁄ WHITHAM ⁄ CROSON
Charles McKee b October 20, 1857, m Lillie A Whitham, April 2, 1885. Anyone searching this family that lived in Mercer County, IL (Aledo) I believe.
 
Posted by Ruth Colaw<rcolaw@charter.net> on Fri, 25 Feb 2000
COLAW ⁄ MERCER
I'm looking for the full biography of Gen. Hugh Mercer for whom Mercer County was named. I'm most interested in his wife's name since I think her last name is Colaw and I am related in that way. Also, any descendants known. Thank you, Ruth
 
Posted by Seano<crowquillstudios@aol.com> on Thu, 24 Feb 2000
EAKINS
I am serching the family of Eakins who were in mercer in the 1860's
 
Posted by LaVerne Orval Odell<vern@kua.net> on Thu, 17 Feb 2000
ODELL ⁄ REDIFER ⁄ LOWE
I am looking for any information about any of these ancestors. Oliver Perry Odell, a Mercer Co. farmer, from
c. 1849 to (?) 1867 or beyond. Wife: Mary Ann Lowe; Children: Lucas, b.June 22,1847; Oliver Perry, b. Sept. 14, 1848; Margaret (Maggie), b. c.1852; Elisa, b. c.1853; John, b. c.1855; Mary, b. c.1856; Levi C., b. Jan.14,1861;and
Belzora. Lucas married Rebecca Rachel Redifer on Jan. 1, 1867 at Keithsburg. Lucas and Rebecca moved to Missouri after 1870. My line of descent is: Lucas Odell, Ury John Odell, Orval Glen Odell and myself, LaVerne Orval Odell.
I would appreciate your help. Vern
 
 
Posted by Charles Emmack<kcoe99@yahoo.com> on Wed, 02 Feb 2000
EMMACK
Looking for info on Death or Burial of Mary Ann Emmack in Mercer or Rock Island Co, Ill
 
Posted by Shelly Kennedy<shellykennedy@hotmail.com> on Wed, 02 Feb 2000
JONES ⁄ MILLER ⁄ COON ⁄ SMITH
Looking for the parents of james f. Jones born 22 jan. 1824 in kentucky. Married Elizabeth Miller 1 April 1847 in Mercer Co. They traveled west with the Coon family in 1847 lived in Millersburg, Linn Co., Oregon. Died 14 may 1916 in Asotin,  Asotin Co., Washinngton. Any information on any of these families. Eliabeth born 27  Dec. 1821 in ind. D.1875 unknown where.
 
Posted by Marna Wakeland Wilson<Vernondvdw@cs.com> on Tue, 25 Jan 2000
GARNER ⁄ HOOVER
I am seeking the surame of the first wife of James Garner of Mercer County. Her first name was Nancy and they had
two sons,William Harrison Garner and James Garner Jr. I also need any available info on Mary Hoover and her parents and siblings. Mary was the second wife of James. Her first husband was George Wade. James and Mary are my
gr-grandparents. James was a Mercer County Sheriff from 1852 to 1854 in Keithsburg. They are both buried in the
Oak Ridge Cemetery in Millersburg.
 
 
Posted by Richard Nelsen <r.s.nelsen@worldnet.att.net> on Sat, 22 Jan 2000
ROSS
My grandfather Joseph Riley Ross was born in Cable, IL (Mercer County) July 29,1887. If anyone has any information such as a birth record or anything about his parents please e-mail me. Thank you
 
Posted by Bill Rudy <WCRudy1058@aol.com> on Wed, 19 Jan 2000
BOGART ⁄ FENSTERMACHER
Jesse Bogart was born in PA in 1827. His brother Henry was born in PA in 1839. They had a sister who married Daniel Fenstermacher. Jess settled in Mercer County prior to 1860. Henry Bogart and Daniel Fenstermacher probably left PA about 1868 after selling their land there. All three of these families are found in the Eliza Township, Mercer County census in 1870. I would like to exchange information with any descendents of these three families. I have extensive information about other siblings and also ancestors of Jesse and Henry Bogart and am willing to share information.
 
Posted by Peggy Falk<pfalk10134@aol.com> on Mon, 17 Jan 2000
LUCAS ⁄ LIPTON ⁄ BLAKELY ⁄ JOHNSTON
In the Preemption, Mercer County, Illinois area, I would like to know if anyone out there has any information on these families, all of whom came over from Enniskillen, Fremanagh, Ireland around 1847.
Since I last posted my family Legend⁄Lore on these pages I have found a few cousins, visited the graveyard in Preemption and finally figured out some of the mysteries and inaccuracies, and "stretchers" in our history. I would especially like to hear from any Lucas descendants. My GGGgrandmother and her sister were Isabella and Alice Lucas. Isabella Lucas married Johnston Lipton. Alice Lucas married Matthew Blakely. Evidently the Blakelys both died and Isabella and her husband brought the Blakely's 5 children to the US along with their only daughter, who was also named Alice. This Alice Lipton married Robert T. Johnston. So far this is all I know about the Lucases. If there are any descendants out there who can shed any light please contact me. I would also like to hear from any other likely relatives   pfalk10134@aol.com
 
 
Posted by Georgene Sones<gs1931@aol.com> on Fri, 14 Jan 2000
BARTLETT ⁄ COLVIN
Seek info on Katharine M. COLVIN b ca 1802 NY - d 23 Dec 1880 Mercer Co. IL. Who are her parents and where was she born?  Katharine married William C. BARTLETT in 1820 in Madison Co. OH.  William b ca 1797 NY - d 5 Sept 1878 Mercer Co. IL. Who are his parents and where was he born. Both William & Katharine are buried in Windsor-Petrie Cemetery. They had 10 known children.
 
Posted by Linda Arnold<BArnold147@aol.com> on Thu, 13 Jan 2000
BEAR ⁄ KINNAMAN ⁄ BOYD ⁄ MUHLENBURG ⁄ MOORE ⁄ CHILDS ⁄ BORUFF ⁄ MANNON
Seeking information about brothers, Martin and Jacob BEAR. They moved with their families to Mercer County ca 1835⁄36.
Martin BEAR b: April 06, 1808 in Pa.  d: September 04, 1885
+Catherine DODSON b: Abt. 1808 in Ohio  m: September 08, 1831 in Pickaway County, Ohio  d: August 23, 1895 in Mercer Co IL????
Children of Martin and Catherine BEAR
1. Mary BEAR b: June 10, 1833 in Fountian Co. IN d: February 21, 1909 in Dekalb Co., Mo.
+John Thomas KINNAMAN  m: August 08, 1852 in New Boston, Mercer Co IL
2. Lydia BEAR b: December 27, 1835 in Fountain Co IN
+Martin BOYD  m: April 06, 1856 in Mercer Co IL
3. Peter BEAR b: April 05, 1838 in Mercer Co IL
+Amelia MUHLENBURG  m: January 25, 1860 in Mercer Co IL
4. Stephen BEAR b: September 15, 1840 in Mercer Co IL
+Mary Ann MOORE  m: April 11, 1867 in Mercer Co IL
5. Harriet BEAR b: October 09, 1842 in Mercer Co., IL.
+Lansing B. CHILDS   m: June 02, 1861 in Mercer Co IL
6. Emaline BEAR b: July 30, 1845 in Mercer Co., IL
+Milton BORUFF  m: March 09, 1865 in Mercer Co IL
7. Amanda BEAR b: June 16, 1850 in Mercer Co., IL
+Robert G. SLOAN  m: January 20, 1870 in Mercer Co IL
8. Madrew Bear b: April 03, 1853 in Mercer Co IL
 
 
Jacob B. BEAR b: November 29, 1812 in OhiO
+Jemima CASNER b: Abt. 1828 in Ohio m: Bef. 1834
Children of Jacob and Jemima BEAR
1. Rowland BEAR b: Abt. 1846 in IL.
+Lucy A. CHILDS  m: December 28, 1868 in Mercer Co IL
2. Carlton BEAR b: Abt. 1856 in IL.
+Berthan R. MANNON  m: October 19, 1892 in Mercer Co IL
3. Stephen A. D. Bear b: Abt. 1859 in IL
I would appreciate any information. . . . THANKS
 
 
Posted by Steve Carlson<acecarlson@mindspring.com> on Sat, 08 Jan 2000
CARLSON ⁄ McADAM ⁄ MILLETT ⁄ YOUNG ⁄ ISRAEL ⁄ FRANK ⁄ GILMORE
I am looking for information on Frank Ira MCADAM and Jeanette Agnes MILLETT. Frank Ira MCADAM was born March 11, 1879 in Hamlet, Mercer County, Illinois. He married Jeanette Agnes MILLETT. They had two children. One of the chiren was Margaret May. Margaret May was born Dec. 8, 1900 in Reynolds, Mercer county, Illinois. She married Claude Betram Carlson(born Aug. 21, 1898 in Peoria, IL) on June 12, 1919 in Rock Island, Illinois. I do not know who the other child of Frank Ira and Jeanette was. Any information on this family would be appreciated.
 
Posted by Wayne A. Sisson <HaySisson@webtv.com> on Wed, 05 Jan 2000
JOHNSON ⁄ ROBERTS ⁄ CLARK
Peter A. Johnson enlisted in 84 IL inf co. H and was listed as from GREEN . Others from same loality. Joined up in Mercer County. Was transferred on same date to another batallion as was Lipton. My gg made it through war and died in OK AT 80+. I am interested in finding where my gg lived in MERCER CO. HE was b. IN STOCKHOLM and came to US in 1840's. dob 1835. He came with elder sister. NO data known about family - perhaps father came and siblings. DESIRE MORE. HE
MARRIED DESIRE ROBERTS WHOSE MOTHER"S MAIDEN NAME WAS CLARK and her father a 49er.
 
Posted by Gary Cooke<gcooke@mwonline.net> on Tue, 04 Jan 2000
COOK ⁄ COOKE
Grandfather Zacharia Cook⁄Cooke married Melissa Crawford in Mercer County in 1899? Later moved to Peoria, IL Looking for names of his parents B⁄D info etc anyone know the Cooke⁄Cook family? May be others I didn't know about too. They lived around Matherville, Preemption and Viola, I'm told. Sure could use some HELP!
 
 
Posted by Jack Martin<dittel06@info2000.net> on Mon, 03 Jan 2000
BRIGGS ⁄ COLE ⁄ McDONALD ⁄ HARRISON
Looking for descendants of the Briggs family. We have in our possession a family bible with the above surnames in it. If you can prove that this is your family, we will be more than happy to get the Bible to you for the cost of shipping.
 
 
Posted by Larry Hardesty <lhardesty@austinc.edu> on Wed, 28 Jun 2000
JONES ⁄ BETHORAM
Looking for information for Isaac Jones of Aledo, Mercy County, Illinois...supposedly died during Civil War. Husband of Elizabeth Ann Bethoram and father of Benjamin Franklin Jones, born November 10, 1850.
Thanks - Larry Hardesty, Sherman, Texas
 
 
Posted by Jenny Bethurem <jenny@bethurem.com> on Mon, 26 Jun 2000
BETHURAM ⁄ HEFFERMAN
I'm looking for information on Dove BETHURAM b. OCT 1880 in Illinois, probably Mercer Co., dau. of Harrison and Laura Bridgford BETHURAM. She was married sometime between 1905 - 1907 to an unknown HEFFERMAN. I would like any info on her husbands first name and when and where they were married. I'm also very interested in finding out when and where she died and is buried. Thanks in advance for any help.
 
Posted by Debbie Koch <chicknden@aol.com> on Thu, 15 Jun 2000
McKELVIE ⁄ MUIRE ⁄ SIMCOX
I am looking for information on the McKelvie and Simcox families. John and Agnes Muire McKelvie were in the Mercer County, Illinois area before 1850. Luke Simcox married their daughter, Agnes in 1864 in Alexis. Any information on these families would be greatly appreciated and would be willing to share information
Thanksfor your time,
Debbie Koch
 
Posted by Debbie Koch <chicknden@aol.com> on Thu, 15 Jun 2000
SCOTT ⁄ SMITH ⁄  MACHAMER ⁄ PERKINS
I am researching the family of Ira F. Smith. Ira was the son of George and Rachel Ann Perkins and was born 9⁄23⁄1849, Boone County, Indiana. The family came to Mercer County sometime before 1860. Ira lived in the Mercer County, Illinois area, mainly around the village of Alexis, Illinois. He married Cynthia Machamer in 1870 and had two children, divorced her in 1876 and then married Mary Ann Scott, daughter of Everett O. and Margarett Perkins, in 1878, in Norwood, Mercer County, Illinois. Children of Ira and Cynthia Machamer Smith were Stella and Charles. Children of Ira and Mary Ann Scott Smith were: Grace, Harry, Raymond, Clyde(Scott),Clarence Notley, Emma B. and Ina Francis. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated, willing to share info. Thanks for your time.
 
 
Posted by Pam Frederic <1paso@thegrid.net> on Sat, 10 Jun 2000
FREDRICKSEN ⁄ FREDRICKS ⁄ BAKER ⁄ MASON
Hans Christian "Henry" FREDERICKSEN married Henrietta Almira BAKER in 1874 in Preemption, Mercer Co., ILL. They were married by John Adams of the M.E. Church. Are there church records still in existance for this church? Who were Henrietta's parents?
 
Posted by Lily Mattix <nanthra@hotmail.com,kasmat@midusa.net> on Tue, 06 Jun 2000
NOBLE
I am looking for information on the family of Lewis Noble born in New Boston, Mercer Co., Illinois on Dec. 21, 1843. I know he was later married in Iowa and that he is buried in Caney, KS. I have been unable find information on him in Illinois.
I would appreciate any help.-- Thanks
 
Posted by Jan (Wilson) Ramos <GeneaJan@att.net> on Wed, 24 May 2000
WILLITS ⁄ BURLEIGH ⁄ GAMBLE
Anyone else researching this Willits family of Mercer Co., IL? I'd love to hear from you.
1850 US CENSUS, New Boston, Mercer Co, IL, pg 735: William Willits, 48, farmer, b. OH; Cheviah, 36, b. IN; Volney, 19, farmer, b. IN; Margaret, 17, b. IN; Adelia, 14, b. IL; James L., 7, b. IL; WALTER, 5, b. IL; Theresa, 3, b. IL; _______ Willits, 3⁄12, b. IL. 2 others, laborers by different surnames, are in this household.****
 
 
Posted by Evelyn Anderson <jaea703@nauticom.net> on Wed, 17 May 2000
WAUGH
Looking for descendants of John M. Waugh, b. PA, who lived in the area of Mercer Co and neighboring counties in the mid 1800s, and of his sisters, Harriet who md. Frederick H. Judd, and Emeline who md. Dr. Rathbun. Who was John's first wife?
 
 
Posted by Rose Anthony <Auntgary@aol.com> on Thu, 27 Apr 2000
JOBUSCH
Hello All. I have been looking for some connection to a Wilhelmina Jobusch Brandt. At least that is what I think her name was. I am looking at my Great Grandfathers death certificate and all I can make out is Jobusch. I did find a marriage certificate for her in Monroe county. There are three citizens of Mercer County; Rose b - June 23, 1888 d - February 1976.
Nell b - March 29,1889 d - October 1977 "I" b - December 12, 1886 d - January 1982 Aledo Mercer County IL 61231
I know there was a Louis⁄Lewis Jobusch that purchased some land 1849 I think in Mercer County. Does anyone know anything about these people? Death notices, obituaries, ANYTHING would be worth a look. This surname has been my biggest headache.
 
 
Posted by Gary Ash <turtleman55303@yahoo.com> on Sun, 09 Apr 2000
ASH
I am seeking information on Myrtle Ash who was born 3⁄18⁄1887 and died June 1972 in Seaton, Mercer Co. Did she have children, where is she buried?
 
Posted by Tom<tork@totalnetnh.net> on Sun, 09 Apr 2000
WHEATLEY
I'm looking for any information on Jesse T. Wheatley, b. 1852 in Mercer County. He sometime later moved to Ringgold County, IA. Any help appreciated. Tom
 
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