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Does anyone have a copy of the 1873 Peoria Atlas? I would like to have someone copy (scan) any information referring to
the name HURFF that may be in that atlas. Three brothers and a sister went to Illinois, purchased property in Peoria,
Brown and Knox counties according to the Land Tract Sales. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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I found this listing in the Family History Library Catalog. Note that
the publisher is the Illinois State Archives. Perhaps this is what they
use when you request information from the state census records. If you
are missing an ancestor in Illinois early on this should help you. The
microfilm, at least at the Family History Library, is sorted by name.
You can request microfilm at your Family History Center.
"This material indexes the state and federal censuses of 1810, 1818,
1820, 1825, 1830, 1835, 1840, 1845, 1850, 1855; executive record to
1861; election returns of 1818-1847; House and Senate journals through
1830's; early laws to 1849; and part of the Perrin Collection. Title
Name index to early Illinois records Format Manuscript On Film Language
English Publication Springfield, Ill. Illinois State Archives 1975
Physical 248 microfilm reels ; 16 mm."
To request census information [free by email] from the state archives go
When I made a request to test it they sent me a copy of the Illinois
census page with the ancestor's name so I got several ancestors in one
request because they lived in the same area. They do the same on the
Civil War roster requests so you end up with all the people in the same
part of the alphabet who served in that company. When you are looking at
the request form you'll see they also look up death certificates, war
records and other items.
Central Illinois Regional Coordinator, ILGenWeb
Clark, Downing, Harding, Lucas et al
Remarkable project - when it goes on-line would someone please post?
This IS something I would subscribe to.
Also just a thought - reminder - whatever -
when we are searching through websites such as this newspaper project -
you may miss something quite interesting if you only chose a topic such as
While searching old newspapers [by hand] I found many, many items on my
relations that were not in an obituary or birth notice. This was a small
town paper and had mentioned birthday parties and who attended; Sunday
afternoon visitors, etc. Many of them had notations that people attending
were cousins, or whatever. It gave many more leads to follow!
Laurie McNamara Hahn
Searching for HAHN-BLUM-IODER-THURM-RADKE
Peoria County and Bureau County
Would anyone mind looking up an obit if they are going to be in the Peoria
Public Library soon?
I am looking for an obit for Silas Lee "Lee" OGDEN, who died in Peoria on
December 10, 1975.
Thanks so much!
This is for information only. It is not an endorsement. I seriously
doubt that it will be free. I don't have more information at this time.
If your ancestors came through New York after 1851 it might be of use so
you might keep your eye out for it.
Entire Backfile of New York Times Going on the Internet
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Thank you for doing all that for me. That record it says was from the
ancestral file, a compiled source, so the marriage info may have come
from a Bible or a church record. I could look it up and write to the
person who submitted it, but many of those addresses are 25 years old.
I will check out the one line reference.
In a message dated 1/21/02 11:38:39 PM Central Standard Time,
<< I have no idea other than this post what the Peoria connection is and
whether they stayed. Any suggestions? I am new to Illinois research. >>
Anita - I like to do volunteer lookups and have been checking around to find
the answer to your question. I don't know what the Peoria connection can be;
but wanted you to know that I checked and rechecked Illinois Marriage Index
and cannot find the Peoria marriage - Shinn/Reeder that you found on that
Reeder Board. Knowing that sometimes a marriage might have been omitted
from that data base, I also checked my Peoria County Marriages in book
form. I do not find ANY Shinn/Reeder marriage.
Here is the site for Illinois Statewide Marriage Index in case you don't have
There was a Mary Reeder m to a Mr. Lewis in 1856 Peoria County.
From the birthdate of the aforementioned Martha J. Reeder - she
would have been older than usual for a first time marriage in 1856.
Maybe the person who submitted that marriage information to the Reeder Board
has an explanation - maybe there was a typographical error somewhere. The
1900 years your Reeder girls were in Peoria is too recent for most of my
Good Luck with this puzzle!
Is anyone researching this family? I would love to share information with
Delores - Salem, OR
1. DANIEL BOWER was born Abt. 1819 in PA, and died Aft. 1880. He married
CATHERINE STAHL 11 July 1840 in Pickaway Co, Ohio, daughter of SAMUEL STALL
and ELIZABETH NEWHOUSE. She was born 12 July 1819 in PA, and died Aft. 1880.
1850, moved from Ohio to Illinois-Obit of Martin Luther Bower
Children of DANIEL BOWER and CATHERINE STAHL are:
2. i. MARTIN LUTHER BOWER, b. 15 August 1840, Pickaway Co, Ohio; d. 03
February 1904, Washington Co, Kansas.
3. ii. SIMON P BOWER, b. Abt. 1843, Ohio.
iii. MARY BOWER, b. Abt. 1845, Ohio.
4. iv. WILLIAM H BOWER, b. Abt. 1850, Ohio.
Generation No. 2
2. MARTIN LUTHER BOWER was born 15 August 1840 in Pickaway Co, Ohio, and
died 03 February 1904 in Washington Co, Kansas. He married LOUISA CATHERINE
NIXON 03 July 1866 in Peoria Co, Illinois, daughter of AUSTIN NIXON and
ADELINE AULD. She was born 16 May 1849 in Oak Hill, Peoria Co, Illinois, and
died 24 December 1924 in Washington Co, Kansas.
Children of MARTIN BOWER and LOUISA NIXON are:
i. CHARLES A. BOWER, b. 01 June 1867, IL; d. 26 August 1921, Washington Co,
ii. MARY EVA BOWER, b. 14 August 1871, Peoria Co, Illinois; d. 15
February 1950, Denver, CO; m. HARRISON HACKET; b. Abt. 1866, IA; d. Aft. 24
5. iii. MATTIE A. BOWER, b. 24 February 1875, Washington Co, Kansas; d.
15 November 1946, Washington Co, Kansas.
6. iv. BESSIE G. BOWER, b. 15 December 1878, IL; d. 26 October 1938,
Washington Co, Kansas.
7. v. MINNIE ALICE BOWER, b. 03 August 1882, Washington Co, Kansas; d. 03
June 1946, Haddam, Washington Co, Kansas. m Samuel Guy BROWN
vi. FLORENCE BOWER, b. 01 January 1885, Washington Co, Kansas; d.
September 1964, NE; m. FRANK DAY; b. Bet. 1870 - 1888; d. Aft. 24 December
8. vii. EDGAR NIXON. BOWER, b. November 1887, Washington Co, Kansas; d.
viii. MODENIA BOWER, b. September 1889, Washington Co, Kansas; d. 1970;
m. JOHN W SPRING; b. Bet. 1870 - 1892; d. Aft. 24 December 1928.
9. ix. GERTRUDE I BOWER, b. 13 April 1891, near Haddam, Washington Co,
Kansas; d. 23 November 1967, North of Morrowville, Washington Co, KS.
3. SIMON3 BOWER was born Abt. 1843 in Ohio. He married MARTHA HINDLE 28
December 1871 in Peoria Co, IL. She was born Abt. 1846 in IL.
Children of SIMON BOWER and MARTHA HINDLE are:
i. OLIVE BOWER, b. Abt. 1874, IL.
ii. KATHERINE BOWER, b. Abt. 1878, IL.
4. WILLIAM H BOWER was born Abt. 1850 in Ohio. He married MARTHA J DAWSON
23 December 1875 in Peoria Co, IL. She was born Abt. 1854 in IL.
Children of WILLIAM BOWER and MARTHA DAWSON are:
i. FRANK BOWER, b. 1877, IL.
ii. NONA BOWER, b. Abt. 1878, IL.
I found this on the Reeder list and have just today subscribed to this
list to ask about it.
> CYRUS SHINN b. 7 Mar 1825 Harrison Co., Va. and d. 4 Oct 1898 Ks.
married on 7 Jun 1856 Peoria Co., Il to MARTHA J. REEDER b. abt 1829
Peoria Co., Il.<
Is anyone working on Reeders in Peoria, Ill? Is there a NJ connection?
I have an Ida Reeder in my NJ Reeders whose church membership was
transferred from the records, First Presb. Church of Bordentown, NJ, to
Peoria, Ill, along with her sister Mary (Mamie) Reeder, Sept 23, 1899.
Ida having been admitted to the Bordentown church Apr 25, 1875 and Mary
June 8, 1884.
Session records state Ida Augusta Reeder, dau of Mary A and Charles
Reeder b. 1 Aug 1861, bapt. 29 Mar 1868 and Mary Reeder, same parents, b.
28 Sep 1863, bapt, 29 Mar 1868.
Bordentown is Burlington County, just south of Trenton, Mercer co. NJ.
The family had earlier been in Hunterdon co. NJ, in Lambertville. I have
more on the extended family. Mary (Mamie) and Ida were the two youngest
daughters of Mary and Charles Reeder. Charles' parents were Thomas
Hendrickson Reeder b. 1790, and Anna Wilson, b. 1794
I checked the 1900, but not 1920, Soundex for Illinois for a Mary, Mamie,
Ida (but not Augusta) for ones from NJ. I did not find them, and haven't
looked yet in NJ soundex for 1900 or later. They may have married out
I have no idea other than this post what the Peoria connection is and
whether they stayed. Any suggestions? I am new to Illinois research.
Forwarded from Pike County, Illinois list.
A very Happy, Prosperous and Peaceful New Year
Lynn Clarke-Dallas, TX US
My genealogy website: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~clarke
----- Original Message -----
From: "janet" <jlt(a)adams.net>
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 2:33 AM
Subject: [ILPIKE] Off the subject to brighten your day
> The Smith's were proud of their family tradition. Their
> ancestors had come to America on the Mayflower. They had
> included Senators and Wall Street wizards.
> They decided to compile a family history, a legacy for their
> children and grandchildren. They hired a fine author. Only one
> problem arose - how to handle that great-uncle George, who was
> executed in the electric chair.
> The author said he could handle the story tactfully.
> The book appeared. It said "Great-uncle George occupied a chair
> of applied electronics at an important government institution,
> was attached to his position by the strongest of ties, and his
> death came as a great shock."
> (Wish I had a Great-uncle George) My lines are not near as exciting as
> For Hinch go to...
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In a message dated 1/14/02 10:05:21 PM Central Standard Time,
<< Would love an obituary notice or even a name of the
cemetary that he is buried in. >>
Sorry about the two previous accidental mailings.
Since you have a death date, you can request an obituary lookup from the
Peoria County Genealogical Society. They have access to newspapers on
microfilm. There is a modest fee.
There are Maurice burials at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Logan Twp, Peoria
County; but no Everett Barnes Maurice is listed in the Cemetery Inscription
book for Logan Twp, as published by the Peoria Genealogical Society. I don't
know the year that book was published; but you can inquire if you contact
hmmm.... this man must have been a quiet man. Not much to find on him at
all. I dont think they had any children either. I appreciate your time and
I will keep this filed so I will know for further reference that they arent
there!! Do you know what other cemetaries I might check next?
Thanks so much for you help
I didn't find him in Elmwood twp., Jubilee twp.,
Akron twp., or Princeville twp. Hopefully this
will at least narrow it down a little bit.
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> Does anyone out there have access to either
> cemetary records or obits. I am
> looking for any information on an Everett
> Barnes Maurice. He died, in Peoria
> County, IL in Jan 1963. Would love an obituary
> notice or even a name of the
> cemetary that he is buried in.
> Thanks in advance,
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Does anyone out there have access to either cemetary records or obits. I am
looking for any information on an Everett Barnes Maurice. He died, in Peoria
County, IL in Jan 1963. Would love an obituary notice or even a name of the
cemetary that he is buried in.
Thanks in advance,
Now that we are over the holidays, This years is our 350th Anniversary of
the landing of the Swartwout family in North America. The name has many
variations such as Swarthout, Swartout, Swartwood, Swathwood, Swarthwood
etc. We need help in gather lines, pictures, articles, wills, what ever you
have stashed in your attic. We would really appreciated it if you shared
with us what you had, there a literally thousands of us here looking for
our roots, looking for connections. For our 350th Anniversary we need to
updated our list of folks out there that are descendants somewhere along the
line of any of those variations. We also have a family newsletter that cost
only $5.00 per year, a real bargain. Just send it your mailing address.
Every day I get e-mail asking me for help. Up here in Canada, there were two
brothers that had huge families, all the remains of their descendants are
the female sides. All the male went back to the States. I'm am the
maintainer of "The Updated Swartwout Chronicles" People submit their
lines-ged-coms etc. and I just drop them into the data base. It is
everyone's database. Each person is responsible for their own submissions.
It is not copyrighted.