Schuyler County Illinois
Genealogy Puzzles

Sooner or later every family historian
runs into a “Genealogy Puzzle” while searching for an ancestor.

Please read the queries posted here and help if you can.

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        Name: M. E. Parsons Proctor
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: I have been searching for the death date and burial place forSarah Bratten Parsons, born about 1800. She is listed in the 1870 censusliving with the Augustus Raper family in Brooklyn township. She does notshow up in the 1880 census or in the IL. death rosters.Was there a 1875 state census for Illinois?Does anyone have any other ideas on how I might find her information? Iappreciate any help you could give me…————————————————–

        Name: Jim
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: Lookingh for information on the John Clayton Jordan of the Camdenarea(1830-1875)————————————————–

        Name: Dennis Lamb
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: Seeking ancestors of Alexander Hawkins b.1807-08 KY m.Elizabeth”Betsy” Justus in 1832 in Schuyler Co.————————————————–

        Name: Sherry Morell Shelts
        Email: [email protected] 
        Query: I am looking for “other” Schuyler County, Illinois GRIFFITHresearchers, who may be able to help me connect “Charles L. GRIFFITH” tohis family line. He married Ialona L VANCE, daughter of Benjamin VANCEand Catherine TANKSLEY in Birmingham Twp (Schuyler) on 23 Sept 1886. Shedied in 1888. I have not been able to find him in the 1880 or 1870Census, so any “clues” would be greatly appreciated.Thanks for any help,————————————————–

        Name: Kay Goddard
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: I would like to know where I can obtain a copy of the Obit forMathew Hodges d 11-6-1885 and————————————————–

        Name: Rita Sturgeon
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: In your 1850 Census, Joseph Logan, (Littleton township) Sr. ismarried to Elizabeth. In your 1860 (Littleton)Census, he is married toJane…I find the marriage to Jane recorded in the IL Statewide marriageindex. Jane is Jane Peckinpaugh, the same name but hopefully differentJane Pickenpaugh that his son Joseph is married to…since the ages ofthe Janes are different, I’m assuming they are relatives. My puzzle isElizabeth Logan…I’m trying to find some record of her death or hermaiden name would be great.————————————————–

        Name: Rodney C. Smith
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: I am trying to find the Tucker family in Schuyler Co. MaryMagdlene Tucker married a Moses Jefferson Hall in Schuyler Co. May 3,1902 but I can’t find the marridge. Moses Jefferson Hall’s family couldof possible of lived in Schuyler Co. as well, their name was Edward andElizabeth A. Hall, these was 6 children, they could of been in the countyfrom 1860 on past 1902. Anyone with any information please e-mail me,Thank you.————————————————–

        Name: Nita Merritt
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: I am looking for information on my great grandfather miltonsanders he was born in 1848 in schuyler co.to a thomas sanders and amarina lewis i believe her name was marina not for sure,can you help mefind out what her name was and all you can find out about his family,thank you.————————————————–

        Name: Bob
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: I am very new to the genealogy Circle. I hope this is the rightaproach to my search.I am looking for any information on the Andrew Jackson Elmore family.Mainly His parents Thomas and Anna. Andrew was born 11/24/1839 inSchuyler county Illinois.He had 2 brothers William C. Elmore and John S. ElmoreIn 1861 he enlisted with the Sixteenth Illinois Infantry where he waslater discharged. In August of the following year he re-enlisted in theNinety-fourth Illinois Infantry, under Col.Orm and was wonded in thebattle at Vicksburg. After his discharge from the army in 1865 he movedto Adair Counry Missouri and married Emma Caroline (Stand(e)ford)he livedthe remainder of his life and passed away 01/15/1911Thank you for any help.————————————————–

        Name: Janet Yocum
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: Any information that could given ontheJohn Henry Jones, born 1890,Simeon Jones family would be greatly aprecieted————————————————–

        Name: Kay Goddard
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: Looking for information on J. W. Roberts – probably JohnWilliam. Would like the names of his parents. Know he married MarthaHodges in Schuyler Co. He was born between 1848/49.————————————————–

        Name: Loter
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: Jacob Loter married 3-times, first 2 as a widower. m1Elizabeth Hall, m2 Rachel ?? m2 Elsie M. Beard. There are 2 childrenlisted with Jacob and the last 2 marriages: Jesse Loter and JohnLoter/Louter. We are having problems locating these two. Any help inlocating more regarding this Loter family would be appreciated. We havethe marriage records to Elizabeth and Elsie in Schuyler Co IL but nothingfor Rachel. We traced Jacob & Elsie to the 1874 Alms House but the givennames were torn away. We do find Elsie in later census as well. Thankyou.————————————————–

        Name: Loter
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: Jacob Loter married 3-times, first 2 as a widower. m1Elizabeth Hall, m2 Rachel ?? m3 Elsie M. Beard. There are 2 childrenlisted with Jacob and the last 2 marriages: Jesse Loter and JohnLoter/Louter. We are having problems locating these two. Any help inlocating more regarding this Loter family would be appreciated. We havethe marriage records to Elizabeth and Elsie in Schuyler Co IL but nothingfor Rachel. We traced Jacob & Elsie to the 1874 Alms House but the givennames were torn away. We do find Elsie in later census as well. Thankyou.————————————————–

        Name: Dennis W. Lamb
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: Alexander Hawkins b.1808 KY came to Schuyler Co. about1830 and resided there in Camden and Browning until after 1880. Doesanyone know his parents? When and where did he die?————————————————–

        Name: calie conrad
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: looking for john coonrod married hannah edmonston7/oct/1830 his name was listed as joel conrod -married inschuyler,Illhannah married isaac wells 1/jan/1845 mcDonough, Ill can find no info onjohn & their children————————————————–

        Name: Patti Bresnehen
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        Query: I have a William J. Dawson thats father was John Dawsonhaving died in Brown Co., Feb. abt 1866, William went to Michigan gotmarried came back to be by his father. He had two children, Diane andJohn Milton. His wife had died.William J., Corporal, mustered out Sept. 16, 1865. Solena Black Reddick(with two daughters) and at least 1 more husband before she marries him.She died Solena Dawson 87y 22 Dec. 1902, Woodstock Tp. Langford CemeteryHe was dead before her, but I can’t find when or where he was buried.He was alive when she joined the Schuyler Co., Historical Socity.Would like to know if maybe he is buried in a National Cemetery Close byor by his father John in Brown Co.?————————————————–

        Name: Lyle Raper
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: I am trying to trace a John Raper. He was possibly bornabout 1860 – 1870. Con any on help me with this inquiry?————————————————–

        Name: Lyle Raper
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: I am trying to trace a John Raper. He was possibly bornabout 1860 – 1870. Can any one help me with this inquiry?————————————————–

        Name: Rose Jones
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: Looking for parents of Arden Alvin Stoner b. 1862 SchuylerCo IL. m. Mary Rosetta(Etta) Moore————————————————–

        Name: Janice
        Email: [email protected]ng>
        Query: Hi, I’m still searching for Amelia Riley’s husband’s name.She moved to Schuyler in 1829. Thought there may be something new outavailable. I’ve already contacted several people who have been a greathelp, but could use more info. Thanks!!————————————————–

        Name: Penny Todd
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: My Grt Grt grandmother was born in Butterfield, SchuylerCo Illinois according to her death certificate. I am wondering WHEREButterfield was??Her name was Amanda Atkinson Overby by her obit and the IL marriageindex. Born, 1862 d. 1941 in Greene Co., IL. She married William R.Overby in Macoupin CO IL in 1878. I have found her maiden name asAtkinson, Atkins, Adkinson, …etc.Does anyone know Butterfiled Twp Or the Atkinson surname??With Thanks.. Penny————————————————–

        Name: Jane Kolar
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: I’m looking for the death/burial record for my ggggrandmother Sarah Peacock (Scott) b:abt1818 IL or IN. She died between1850-1860 (family history states 1858) in either Schuyler Co or HancockCo. She is on the 1850 Hancock Co Census (no twp listed). Sarah’s husband(Elijah Peacock m:1841 Jackson Co IN) was remarried by the Schuyler Co1860 Census. Elijah Peacock is supposed to be buried in Mt Harmony Cem(Davenport Cem) in Schuyler Co. I’m thinking Sarah may be buried withElijah or in an unmarked grave possibly on their Hancock Co farm Thanksfor your help.————————————————–

        Name: Laura Kubik
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: I am researching my GGGG-Grandfather named WashingtonWilmot, born in Steuben County, New York in 1780 and died December 6,1855 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois. He was married to one MaryHurly and was the father of Nathan Wilmot. I have plenty of informationbut would simply like more about his early life if I could. Thanks forall the help!!!————————————————–

        Name: stoots
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: interested in the surnames, Ratz, Hermetet, chadene, ifany interested individuals know of any names in that area pls respond..————————————————–

        Name: Alice Niles
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: I am searching for the gravesites of my ancestors who diedin Rushville and Schuler County and haver had no luck. They are Robertand Lavina Irwin. Robert died 1874 and Livina 1872 and Mariah Irwin————————————————–

        Name: nita
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: I am looking for information on thomas sanders who livedin shulyer county,he had a son named milton sanders born i believe 1849in that county.i am looking for that onfo and anything I can,you seemilton was my ggrandfather and thomas was my gggrandfather.hope you canhelp me,thank you..————————————————–

        Name: Jennifer Norman
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: I am looking for info on my g grandfather who was livingwith a “Hyde” family on the 1860 census. My grandfather’sname is Joseph Michael Woods, born 1856 in NY, his parents had otherchildren and they may have died living their children to be sent to livewith various families. Later Joseph lived with his older brothersPatrick, John and James who all fought in the civil war out of IL. Thanksfor any help..————————————————–

        Name: Marcia Wedel
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: I am looking for information on Willliam Wright, Amanda,Eliza A. William, Isaac,k John W. Marsina A. and Albert Lincoln. Williamcame from Ireland, Amanda from Ohio and all their children were born inBirmingham. William and one son died, 1866, there and are buried inBirmingham. William was a merchant. They do not appear on the 1870 censusafter his death. Any information would be helpful, such as did Williamcome with another family to Birmingham. Thank you for any help..————————————————–

        Name: Dave Hewlett
        Email: dav[email protected]
        Query: I am looking for infomation onmy wife’s relative, Catherine(Katherine)Vandermark Teel, wifeof John Teel. She died in county,after 1850. He died before 1850..————————————————–

        Name: Kathy Yaap Bowers
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: I am looking for the parents of Sarah Catherine (Kate)Curless (Bluff City/Astoria, Ill). Kate was born 5/8/1858 and died1/12/1933. I have many names but nothing matches the documentation..————————————————–

        Name: Kathleen Jones
        Email: [email protected]

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        Query: My great grandfather, Wallace Monroe Corman, was born inSchuyler County, September 7, 1888. I am looking for his birth record andhis parents names. His father was J. M. Corman but I do not know what theinitials stand for. I have no clue who his mother was. I will greatlyappreciate any help that anyone can give me..————————————————–

        Name: Bonnie Williams
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: Looking for any Family of Perry and Rebecca MooreGiddings, They had a daughterBertha who married Harry wardell she had 10siblings around Schuyler county..————————————————–

        Name: Sheila Swanberg
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        Query: I am looking for parents of Frank M. Graham born inSchuyler Co. ca1859. There is a Frank Graham listed on 1860 census withDavid and Lucinda Graham. Does anyone have any info on this family?.————————————————–

        Name: Lori
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: Looking for information on William F.(Franklin?)Black.Born in Kentucky 1823 died Schuyler, Illinois 1874. Found claims of wifename being Mary Ann Hill, but census is showing a Polly on one and aElizabeth on another. I was told William and wife died in 1874, Mary AnnHill lived til 1916. William son Walter Black is my ggreatgrandfather.Any help would be great..————————————————–

        Name: Janet Humphrey
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: My gggrandfather was Permenus Pierce/Pearce. His 2nd wifewas Sarah Oram. He moved to Schuyler Co, from TN, with his first wife andkids. I am trying to find out who she was and where she is buried..————————————————–

        Name: roger rowland
        Email: [email protected]

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        Query: Looking at Gapen, Rowland and Mitchell lines. Maggie GapenMarried Winter Scripps Rowland and then Adrian Mitchell. Where is MaggieBurried???????.————————————————–

        Name: Lynne Kokenes
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: My mother and father were Emery and Dorothy HilesPhillips. I am trying to trace my fathers ancestors. Emery’sparents were William Everett and Anna Gertrue Shaver. William was bornaround Buenavista Township and had four siblings, Freddie, Sam, Tom, andFlorence. Their mother and father as John & Sarah Phillips. I doknow know her maiden name. So that is where my research stops. Cananyone please help? Thanks.————————————————–

        Name: Arleta Roy
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: William Gregory (1807-1871)and his wife, Elizabeth are myancestors that lived in Schuyler County, Oakland Township where Elizabethdied sometime between 1860 and 1870 and William on October 23, 1871.William’s estate records state that his wife was buried on their farmas was a grandchild with the last name of Gorsuch, they and William’stwo children who were buried on Robert Aten’s farm were to be movedto Vermont Cemetery when William died. There are reciepts for this move.William was to be buried at Vermont also and there is a reciept for hisgrave digging. I don’t find a “Vermont” cemetery. Wouldyou know where I might find records for it? I know the name may havechanged. Also, there is a Bauer Cemetery in Section 19 and a GorsuchCemetery in Section 36 of Oakland Township. Where could I find therecords for those? William Gregory’s daughter, Julia Ann marriedAdam Bauer and his daughter Elizabeth Mary married a Gorsuch whose firstname I haven’t learned yet. William’s daughter Sarah Ellenmarried a Berry. He had son’s Hugh C. and John C. Whatever you findon this family I would appreciate having copies of and would be glad topay for but if it will be more than $20 please contact me first for anokay. Thank you so much for your help..————————————————–

        Name: Lynne
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: William Everett Phillips was born in 1874. His parentsnames were John and Sarah Phiilips. John had a brother named James andtheir father was also John who was born in Kentucky.Can anyone help withSarah’s maiden name and also John Phillips from Kentucky?.————————————————–

        Name: Laura Summers
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: I am researching James Reed- born about 1802 in NY.,married Lucy Byers, born about 1801 in OH. Married in Schyler Cty., in1839. Listed in the 1850 census here. Need help with this family.Possible children are- Mary J., Sarah, Susanna, John W., and Sylvester.Thanks..————————————————–

        Name: Lynne Kokenes
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: My father’s name was Emery Leslie Phillips 1904-1992born in Buena Vista. His father was William Everett Phillips 1874-1939also born in Buena Vista. Willam’s parents were John and SarahPhillips. Does any one have any more clues about John and Sarah?.————————————————–

        Name: Rita Towns
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: What was the maiden name of the Elizabeth Logan (b.approx. 1800) that is listed in your 1850 census Littleton Twp as thewife of Joseph Logan, but is dead before the 1860 census as Joseph has anew wife, Jane. See below:19 71 72 LOGAN JOSEPH 54 M FARMER1,000 VA20 71 72 LOGAN ELIZABETH 50 FSCAny info would be greatly appreciated. I would also like to know anydeath/burial info you may have..————————————————–

        Name: Thomas Graham
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: I am looking for the burial place of George Taylor, aRevolutionary War veteran who died in Schuyler County, Illinois, in 12January 1834..————————————————–

        Name: Mary Crawford
        Email: [email protected]
        Query: Does anyone have any information about James M. Crawford,son of Andrew Jackson and Narcissa Crawford of Birmingham Township? Iwould like to know who he married. The IL archives says Elizabeth Carden.But it doesn’t seem to add up. If anyone could shed some light onthis, I would really appreciate it! Thanks!.