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Looking for any info on the Fenstemaker, Fenstermacher family from Amboy,
Illinois. My ggg grandfather, George Fenstermacher moved there from PA.
The family remained in that area until sometime after my grandfather was
born in early 1900's. Anyone??
My Gr Grandfather, William H. Dow, was born Burns, Alleghany County, NY Oct.
16, 1831; went with parents to Franklin, PA in 1835. In 1853 he relocated to
Lee Co., IL; married Aurelia Adaline Fisher at Dixon, IL 12-15-1858; they
homesteaded to Thayer County, NE in April 1881. Were parents of nine
children, two died in infancy; most of them were born in Lee Co., IL. Am
seeking information about his parents, possibly Richard and Sarah Dow. Any
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This is what is in the census index for 1860 Illinois:
Barlow, Frend Hamilton Twp. Lee Co. page 375
This is what is in the census for Lee County, Illinois, roll 198
page 135 Town of Hamilton page 375
26 day of June 1860
post office: Amboy
Dwelling 1047 Family 959 Line 21-28
Value of real estate 400 Value of personal property 20
Friend, Barlow age 45 male Farmer born NY
Mary A. age 37 female born NY
Sarah A. age 15 female born NY
Moses age 13 male born NY
Andrew age 8 male born NY
Jane age 5 female born Ill.
Mary age 3 female born Ill.
Angeline age 1 female born Ill.
The child named Friend is not listed.
Hope this helps,
Kay Harris wrote:
> If you haven't had a response on this I can check for you either this Thursday
> or Sunday. Let me know.
> SMer621130(a)aol.com wrote:
> > If an index to the 1860 Lee County census is available, would someone look
> > for this family:
> > Friend and Mary A. BARLOW with children: Sarah, Moses, Friend, Andrew, Jane,
> > Mary and Angeline.
> > Thank you, Maggie
I don't have any answers to your questions, but I will look for your Shoemaker
family in the census if you would like me to. I will be going tomorrow or Sunday.
> There is a William Shoemakeer on the courthouse roster of civil war veterans.
> Is there any record of his death? Was he from PA? Did he have any children?
> Who was his wife?
> There is a Catherine June Carter who married William Shoemaker in 1856 in PA
> I believe .
> Their children were Giley, Theodore, Lucinda, Mary E., Sarah Jane and Sanford.
> She married 2nd John Jones. William and Mary were born in IL. Can anyone
> identify these children?
> There was also a James Carter who served in the Civil War. Who were his
> mother and father?
> Thanks so much!
If you haven't had a response on this I can check for you either this Thursday
or Sunday. Let me know.
> If an index to the 1860 Lee County census is available, would someone look
> for this family:
> Friend and Mary A. BARLOW with children: Sarah, Moses, Friend, Andrew, Jane,
> Mary and Angeline.
> Thank you, Maggie
There is a William Shoemakeer on the courthouse roster of civil war veterans.
Is there any record of his death? Was he from PA? Did he have any children?
Who was his wife?
There is a Catherine June Carter who married William Shoemaker in 1856 in PA
I believe .
Their children were Giley, Theodore, Lucinda, Mary E., Sarah Jane and Sanford.
She married 2nd John Jones. William and Mary were born in IL. Can anyone
identify these children?
There was also a James Carter who served in the Civil War. Who were his
mother and father?
Thanks so much!
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I'm interested in obtaining copies of death certificates. Does anyone
know the cost of these. It would surely save time if I didn't have to
make 2 connections wtih the Clerk of Court.
Thanks so much,
Maggie, I don't research Barlow but I found 98 Barlow hits in Illinois at
this search site:
Click on the digital library archive, and click on Illinois on the next page.
You can type a variable into the box: surname, town, county, etc.
You'll have a lot of fun searching here. You will have to scroll through the
documents and that is sometimes tedious to find the name, but I'd guess a lot
of these documents are census or cemetery listings.
If an index to the 1860 Lee County census is available, would someone look
for this family:
Friend and Mary A. BARLOW with children: Sarah, Moses, Friend, Andrew, Jane,
Mary and Angeline.
Thank you, Maggie