August 1997 Queries

Juanita Alloway      Fri Aug 29 18:34:10 1997
Looking for any information on Florence (Florenz) EHRMAN(N) who enlisted in Civil War in Co. "G", 15th Illinois Infantry. Living then in Lena, Il. Enl. in Freeport. He died in Milwaukee 1879 in Veterans Home - no death certificate found. Need place of birth in France. Military papers give "Palwert Berryamott France" and "Bergamotte France" - can't find either place. 1850 Erie Co. NY census gives "Germany" as birthplace. Family tradition says he came to U.S. as a child from Alsace Lorraine. He had a son, George EHRMAN who was killed in Civil War in Co. "D" 34th Illinois Inf; another son, John EHRMAN, in Co. "E" 1st Reg. Illinois. George EHRMAN unmarried. John EHRMAN had son, Edwin EHRMAN living in Chicago as late as 1920. Would like to find Edwin EHRMAN's descendants. Appreciate any help; glad to exchange info with anyone interested.
 
Robert Byrnes Jones      Wed 20 Aug 1997 23:04:19
Searching for Louis SCHILLING, Husband of Wilhelmina Braun ROSER. Married in Chicago 1854 then moved to Freeport Il. Wife buried in Stephenson Co. Where did Louis Schilling come from and where did he go? Where did he die? Robert Byrnes Jones, 509-77 St. Holmes Beach Fl.34217-1009
 
Janice Simmons      Thu Aug 21 20:57:29 1997

Seeking others researching the GAPEN⁄GAPPIN family who lived in Lacon, Marshall Co.; Bloomington, McLean Co.;and Stephenson Co.,Illinois. My GGGgrandfather Charles C. GAPEN b. 17 July 1808 in Pennsylvania. In 1835, Charles was one of the original settlers of Waddams in Stephenson Co. before moving to Lacon where he was the Postmaster in 1870. He was married 1 December 1832 in Scioto, Ohio to Sarah FUERT b. 5 Dec 1812 in Ohio; daughter of Benjamin FUERT⁄FEART⁄FORT, who was a Justice of the Peace, and Mary Margaret DEVER. Children of Charles and Sarah GAPEN: William Tindal GAPEN b. 29 Oct 1833 marr. Elizabeth A. BAYLES⁄BAYLISS b. 4 Feb 1857 Washington Feurt GAPEN b. 25 Oct 1836 marr. Fannie NELSON b. 1 Jan 1863 Mary Amelia GAPEN b. 5 May 1838 marr. Theodore BLACKMON b. 14 Jan 1857 Timothy Ellis GAPEN b. 30 Oct 1840 marr. Mary Ann ____ I have lots of info I am willing to share (family Bible and Photos too). Janice Simmons

 
Sherry Morell Shelts      Thu Aug 21 23:10:23 1997
Interested in hearing from Stephenson Co researcher's, having knowledge on the BOLENDER'S, and their connecting lines
 
Susan Fortenberry      Wed Aug 20 06:26:29 1997

I have found father candidates for my 3 g Grand father: George W. NOLAN, born 1823 (?Ohio?) which has IL connection. I think that George's father or uncle may be: Benet NOWLIN (aka Bennett and NOWLAN⁄NOLAN etc.). He was born 1795 in IL to parents: Lewis⁄Louis NOWLIN and Sarah WHITESIDE. Bennet married Nancy ROBESON, (ROBINSON⁄ROBERTSON?). He had brothers: James,Samuel,David, Hardin,and Lewis⁄Louis; sisters: Peggy, Elizabeth, Polly and Sarah. I found IL Land Records that show one or more Benet NOWLIN's purchased land in IL from 1816-1846, in Stephenson , Macoupin and Madison Co.s IL. A Bennet NOWLIN was said to be a miner (of what, I don't know...possibly lead or coal), and one of the first settlers of Green Co. WI where he arrived in ~1834. He purchased land in Dane, Green and Lafayette Co.s, WI untill the late 1840's. A Bennet NOLAN is rumored to have moved to Clayton Co. Iowa between 1850-1870, however , I have no proof of this. This is the thin evidence which leads me to hope that I am on the right track: The married sister of George W. NOLAN's future wife Drusilla BOWMAN, Jane Bowman WELLS {wife of Peter Garfield WELLS}, settled in Green Co.WI ~1838. Catherine M. NOLAN, (a daughter of George and Drusilla) b1846 IN -md C.C. CLEVELAND on 11Apr1865 in Boscobel, Grant Co. WISC.-d 1932 in Spokane, WASH. C. C. CLEVELAND bought land in Dane Co. WI. George W. NOLAN and family moved to Alamakee Co. IA in 1849. This county borders Clayton Co. IA. Any info on Bennet NOWLIN⁄NOWLAN⁄NOLAN⁄NOLAND etc. would be greatly appreciated. I live in Houston, TX. , home of the Clayton Library (Genealogy). For the online catalog, go to: Houston-Area Online Library Catalogs . I will gladly do reciprocal research for you. Happy Ancestor Hunting...........Susan Fortenberry sfsfvf@aol.com

 
James Moon      Sun Aug 17 12:21:15 1997
Doing research on Margaret ARTLEY b. July 10, 1841 in Dakota, IL., Stephenson Co. d. May 9, 1893 in Iowa., m OWEN BOYER b.1839 in in Carbon Co., Pa. d. 1921 in Iowa. Any infoon this line would be appreciated. Thanks, James Moon jdmoon@pipeline.com
 
H. A. Kippenhan Jr.      Fri Aug 15 1997

I'm starting a research of my mothers family. To the best of my knowledge they were from Lena  Buena Vista , Illinois. My maternal grandfather was George H. HINTZ (born around 1880 - next stop is a call to the county seat to see if I can get a copy of his birth certificate). He married a woman named Mary CLAIR (date of marriage is in the 1902⁄1905 timeframe). Mary was also from the Lena ⁄ Buena Vista area. Note there are lots of variations in the way Hintz get's spelled (one may see HINZ, HINZE, etc.). My grandfather was always insistent that the proper spelling was Hintz, and I expect any of his descendents would have retained that spelling. In so far as I know, George was born in this country, though he may have had older siblings that were born in Germany. History on mom's side of the family is little known. Any info you could provide or any suggestions to make my research go more easily would be much appreciated.

 
Terri Ruleau      Thu Aug 14 11:02:10 1997
Searching for information on the Samuel LINCOLN family of Ridott, IL. Samuel was born 8-22-1814 in Milton VT. He married Elizabeth LEECH there 7-24-1842. The family came to Ridott. Samuel worked at or owned the first flour mill and was killed in an accident there 9-22-1857. Children were:Albert, Mary Elizabeth Jane, Samuel, Franklin and Edwin. Any info on Samuel's parents would be appreciated.
 
Terri Ruleau      Thu Aug 14 10:55:39 1997

Searching for information on family of Benjamin HILLS. The family came to Stephenson county from New York. Benjamin married Mary Elizabeth LINCOLN 9-5-1858, in Silver Creek Twp. Benjamin died 5-1-1862 of wounds received at Shiloh. Any info on this HILLS family would be appreciated.

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