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I apologize if this is not "genealogy related", but it is to me. My mother was born in 1912, her grandfather came from Scotland to Perry Co. IL. She said that when she was a little girl, they celebrated "Old Christmas". If memory serves, it was sometime up in January, but I can't remember any more than that. If anyone knows anything about Old Christmas, I'd love to hear about it.
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Trusting that all of you had a very Merry Christmas!
I am looking for information on a "Mrs. J.J. Bischoff". She was the
sister of my G Grandfather, Patrick McCormick of St.Louis, MO. She is
mentioned in the 1917 obituary of Patrick McCormick as being his sister
and living in Pinckneyville, IL at the time of his death. I am
interested in any information that I can find on her in hopes that it
will give me more leads on the "McCormick family". Thank you very much.
Virginia Adams Pierce
Wishing you all a very special Christmas, and a wonderful 2001!
I am searching for my GARNER, WESTON, NEAL, and STANTON families
and the families they intermarried with: PARLIER, STEELE,
BILDERBACK, CRANE, JONES, PENROD, HENDERSON, HOUSE, CUMMINS,
HOLLOMAN, RODNEY, RANDALL, DAVIS, KING, MCFARLAND, SHEPHERD,
BROWN, SOWERS, SOWERS, BARROW, WILKINSON, MCMILLEN, and others in
Perry, Randolph, Jackson, Monroe and surrounding counties.
A special thank you to Stella for all that she has found and done
Harleigh and Sandy Winkler
San Andreas (Its Not Our Fault!),
Calaveras (Its Not Our Fault Either!) County
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Is anyone doing the Reisinger family of Perry CO. ca. 1870-1900??
George Reisinger married Catherine Viers on November 24, 1854 in Gallia
CO. OH. They had at least one child named Samantha (1860 Perry CO.
census) who married Peter Arnett on Aug. 13, 1876 in Perry CO.
Hi, Nancy, have you seen, RECORD of SERVICES, ILLINOIS SOLDERS, in the
BLACKHAWK WAR 1831-32 and in the MEXICAN WAR 1846-48 and with appendix, War
of 1812. This is a complete roster of officers and men of both wars taken
from the official rolls on file in the war department, Washing D.C.
This book was prepared and published by authority of the Thirty Second
General Assembly by Issac H. Elliott, adjuntant general of the state of
Illinois. I was able to get it on loan through my county library through
the inter- library network. The book was an original printing and was in
very poor condition, but they let it out to me anyway, hope you have as good
luck as I did. The information contained in the book is worthwhile to anyone
with roots in early Illinois Territory. Let me know if you fail to get
this book through your library. Charles Barber cbbnc(a)mediaone.net
Think I better just give up. Trying to keep from hitting the send
button this morning is proving to be as hard as finding my ancestors.: )
I am also searching for info on Jasper THOMAS, he was born in 1847 m.
Nancy J. COOPER IN 1869 in Perry Co, IL. Have conflicting info that
Jasper was b. in IN. On my father (Albert Desper THOMAS) death cert . ,
it states his father Jasper was born in Penn. so am searching both.
Jasper and Nancy are both buried in Swanwick cemetary. as are several of
Jasper Thomas had a brother Jacob THOMAS b. 1837, maybe b. in IN. maybe
??? He married ELizabeth J. SMITH b. 1849., in Perry Co, IL in 1869.
As large as the THomas, Smith, Cooper families were there should be some
info somewhere. They lived in the Perry CO area for years and some of
family is still in area.
Anyone with any info no matter how small, it would be appreciated. Thank
OOPS!! Sent previous message before I was finished.
Children of Hugh COOPER and Elizabeth DESPER COOPER, were:
Sarah age 8 on 1850 Perry Co, IL census
Mary J age 2 ( her name is actually supposed to be Nancy J. (she is my
gmother and is listed on 1860 IL census as Nancy J. and on her marriage
license and we know that to be her name.
John age 3 mo.
On the 1860 IL census there are additional children:
Mary E. age 8
Albert J.age 5
Mary H.age 3
William S. age 7 months.
Don't know if first Mary E. died but believe maybe my ggma THOMAS may
have been named Mary.
IS there anyone researching the name DESPER, I haven't seen it but have
reason to believe my ggmother Elizabeth COOPER was a DESPER. b. about
Also looking for info on Hugh COOPER, b. 1824-? (SC)
Their children were born in IL and are on the 1850 IL census for Perry
Happy Holidays to All...
Computer has been down for over a week...Just back on line this evening.
This is a great list..Hope all have a wonderful Christmas, and may all the
Blessings of Christmas continue throughout the new year.
Researching: House - Robinson and allied families...from southern Ill.
Happy Hunting...Barbara and Bob House
I recently posted a message searching for my LANE ancestors in Perry County Illinois. Thanks to rootsweb, and the researchers of Perry County and their wonderful work on the web, I have found information in the posted census records.
thanks to all of you who are contributers.
Rich & Terri Moberly
Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma
LANE, John Daniel/Barelow
supposedly from Tamaroa, Perry County, Illinois.
Served with the Missouri Volunteer Militia Civil War.
Worked as a foreman for Carter's Mill, and died early in 1890. Was buried by the new school house being built for Carterville. I do not know what state this mill and schoolhouse are located in.
His wife moved back to Uniontown, Bourbon County, Kansas after his death and died in 1893.
Looking for his parents, place of birth, place of death and burial. I have his military records.
He married Elizabeth Suphronia KIRBY
sometimes her first names are listed opposite this.
Rich & Terri MOBERLY Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma rmoberly(a)arvest.com work
----- Original Message -----
From: "HAROLD B. WILSON" <wilson3(a)flash.net>
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2000 11:18 AM
I am looking for my grandmothers parents:
Grandmother: Alvina Josephina S. Rick born: 12/16/1894 in DuQuoin,
Perry County, IL
Father: Mr. Rick/Rieck - could be Charles, Carl, Caroli
Note: Charles and Carl/Caroli could be related and from Waterloo, IL
Mother: Klingelschmidt/Klingelschmith - could be Maria/Mary Angeline or
Note: Maria Angeline(born approx 1874) and Josephina could be sisters
and from Pinckneyville, IL
I have conflicting info as to who her actual parents were. She was
raised by Maria Angeline and Charles; but there is some thought that
Carl /Caroli Rick and Jospehina Klingelsmith Rick were her natural
Her siblings are:
Anna (1/2 sister- from Maria, I think)
Alvina moved to St. Louis, Mo. worked, met and married Louis Treme
(06/30/1920). Their oldest daughter: Jean M. Treme is my mother.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Happy Holidays from Mary Lee Davis Marchi in chilly Gallipolis, Gallia
A SPECIAL HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO STELLA, for the help she gave me about 6 months
THANK YOU STELLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Researching the name of DAVIS in Perry County, Il.