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Hi! Everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR,
I was hoping someone could look up my great grandfather William A. Spielman b.
March 1865 Lee County. This was on his death certificate. I really need to
know if he was really born there. His father was a Jonathan this also was on
his death record. I do no for a fact he has no birth record there I already
checked on this. So I was hoping if someone could maybe check 1870 census to
see if they were there or maybe there is a book or something with the names of
town folks or land. I would really appreciate this very much.
Hi, there! Is anyone having trouble with access to Ancestry's free
month's offer? The logins don't seem to be working or is this a normal
occurrence for them? I am not familiar with their search engine to know
if it fails a lot or not.
Lee County Genealogical Society is sponsoring a genealogical workshop on
March 6, 1999, at the Loveland Community Building in Dixon, IL. For
complete information and registration see the website:
Or contact the society at
LCGS, PO Box 63, Dixon, IL 61021-0063
Or call Bob Boward 815-288-1543.
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Reminder: The Lee County Genealogical Society center in Dixon, IL is
closed for the holidays. Anyone planning to visit should wait until
after January 1, 1999, or at least call ahead first.
The Lee County IL web site has been updated with new queries. Surnames:
Black, Thomas, Tillson and others.
Be sure to check out the whole biographies posted too, including the
families: Williams, McCune, Atkinson, Lyons, Corigan, Peacock,
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I am trying to find out who may have access to records of the Lee Center
Congregational Church. In particular I am looking for references to the
names HUSBACH and KELBLA from 1861 through the turn of the century.
My great-grandmother, Wilhelmina Kelbla was confirmed there in 1877 (per
her obit), She was raised by her grandmother, a woman with the last name
of Husbach, after her father was killed in the Civil War when she was an
infant and her mother died when she was 3 years old. I am trying to find
the names of her parents and the complete name of her grandmother.
"If we look to hard, maybe we become mad" - Mulder
I have exhausted all logical sources of information an need your logic:
Needing to find Moses E. T. EATON who married Mary Ann Coltrin in Lee County,
IL Marach 31, 1858. Mary Ann died in childbirth with daughter Frances Eaton
being born about 1859 and surviving. I would like to find them so far all
lead are cold. Moses could have been part of the Eaton families of Wyoming
Twp?? Seems like Moses could have been the right age for service in the Civil
War but I find no name like his and no unit from Lee. Any suggestions would
The happy hunter! Linda
Searching for information on Nathan AVERILL and wife Laura A. LAKE, resided
in Sublette Twp, Lee County in the 1840's-1850's. Laura died 14 Oct 1850,
presumably in Lee County, location of burial is unknown. Their daughter
Amanda Couborn Averill married 23 Oct 1847 to Isaac Pratt DRINKWALTER in
Lee County, IL. Amanda died 3 Oct 1853 in ?Lee County,IL? Isaac died of
Cholera in Lee County on 6 Aug 1849, location of burial is unknown. Isaac
was the son of Stephen Kimball DRINKWATER and Betsey PRATT of Bradford
County,PA. Some of Betsey PRATT's siblings also moved to Lee County:
Daniel PRATT and wife Elizabeth SKINNER, Levi CAMP and wife Sophia PRATT,
John N. SKINNER and Mary "Polly" PRATT, and John CLINK and Phoebe Ann
Looking for info on Jesse BURGER who married to Sophia WELFELT before 1870,
in Lee County, Illinois. Found living in the 1870 Ogle County, ILL census.
Sophia (maiden name unknown) was the widow of Adam WELFELT who was
deceased by 1870. Possibly he is buried in the Palmyra Cemetery in Lee
Children of Sophia and first husband Adam were: Joseph; George(m. Olive
McDALE?); Mary (m. Robert REZNER?); Annie M. (married Morehouse BARRETT);
Charles; Abraham Lincoln; and Matilda.
Anyone with connections or information? Did Sophia and Jesse Berger have
children together, and when/where did they die?
Hi! I am new to this board and I am looking for any information on my great,
great grandparents WILLIAM A. SPIELMAN b. 1865 d. 1940 Chgo, IL.
Married JENNIE LEHMAN b. 1862 d. 1927 Chgo., IL.
They lived in Ingram County, Michigan in 1900. This was on the 1900 census.
On Williams death certificate it states he was born in Dixon Illinois and his
father is Jonathan Spielman and mother a Mary?
When Williams first wife died in 1927 William married again to a Ada?
I am looking also for information on their parents. Please let me know if
anyone has any connection here. The following are their children:
1.Lena b. ? D. ?
2. Charles b. 1893 d. 1973 Chgo., IL
3. Edith b. 1890 d.? (STAGE)
4.Clara b. 1893 d. 1968 Chgo., IL (KITCHEN)
5. Joseph b. 1900 Michigan d. 1981 Downers Grove, IL (This is my grandfather)
6. WilliamJr., 1898 d. 1964 Chgo., IL
7.Ray K. b. 1896 d. ?
8. Harold b. 1902
I would think that the individual church should have them. There are many
denominations now within the Lutheran Church. Many of the Churches in Dixon
that are Lutheran and there are quite a few seem to all be of a different
branch or Synod. I have family there and have been to many different churches
for weddings and such all Lutheran and seperate entities.
Searching for any information on Amos Atkinson and wife Eliza, they were
residents of East Paw Paw at the time of their daughter Rachels wedding in
1870. Any help welcomed. Keri kbrewitz(a)compuserve.com
Kate Riley wrote:
> also interested in locating the Dixon Luthern Church records. Does anybody know how if they exist and where they are?
I, too, would be interested in locating the Dixon Lutheran Church
records. My main interest is finding the descendants of Fred
John,brother of Josephine John Lerche. Their father was August John.
Fred John had a meat market in Germany and in Dixon, I think. These
would be relatives through my Grandmother, Marie Josephine John Lerche.
Thank you. Elinor
In an index listing of the History of Lee Cty I found several names : John
Reynolds, Elmer Reynolds, and Sarah Reynolds. Elmer was the son of John b.1861
in IL. There was a daughter named Lucy that married James randall. I have a
letter dated 1863 that indicates that at sometime they were in DeKalb Cty. I
believe this was before 1850. Do these name ring a bell with anyone?
I noticed your note about the Paw Paw Cemetery...which I didn't know about.
But even more interesting to me was your name. I have a number of Rollie's
in my family. I think that at least the first one was because he was
really 'Royal'. Is your name Royal by any chance? You don't happen to
have a connection to the LINCOLN family in Lee or Kendall County, IL, or in
Genesee County, NY, do you?
I know it's a long shot...but nothing ventured.....
Kristy Lawrie Gravlin
===============\Kristy Lawrie Gravlin /===================
hannah(a)teleport.com ~~~ Banks, OR 97106-0755
DeKalb and Sandwich areas;
Plano and Kendall Co areas
>Feature Name: East Paw Paw Cemetery
>Although there is no populated place in the Geographic Names
>Information System database by that name, there is a cemetery by that
>name, located in DeKalb County:
JUELFS (any and all in Northern IL but especially Jacob Juelfs of Dixon
TEACHOUT (any and all anywhere but especially Floyd who ran the Dixon
SEIBERT, Jonas and wife Ann Marie FLICK
GREGORY and SHERWOOD, both were in Ogle and Carroll Cos before Dixon
HARMS, Anton of Palmyra Twp.
MILLER, of Palmyra Twp.
JOHNSON, Bernard later of Whiteside Co
Most any German family associated with Prairieville, Palmyra Twp.
At 08:38 PM 12/1/98 -0800, Don Thomas <dlthomas(a)terragon.com> wrote:
>Can anyone tell me if East Paw Paw is in Lee or DeKalb County. I've been
>toldboth and really don't know which! My gr aunt (Esther Day) was
>East Paw Paw on 31 Dec 1881....
Feature Name: East Paw Paw Cemetery
Although there is no populated place in the Geographic Names
Information System database by that name, there is a cemetery by that
name, located in DeKalb County:
Feature Type: cemetery
USGS 7.5' x 7.5' Map: Paw Paw
I have some Paw Paw farmer's listed on the LaSalle County ILGenWeb page,
in the 1917 Farmer's Directory.
I'm guessing that their land ran into either DeKalb or Lee county. You
may want to check for your surnames there also.