Clinton County, Illinois

Surnames & Queries

July - December 2001



Query & Surname Index




Surnames: SMITH GRIFFITH
Submitter: Pat Clark ([email protected])
Date: 26 Dec 2001

Looking for info on John L. Smith married to Elizabeth Griffith in Clinto Co. on 6/17/1852. One child I know was Louis Sylvester Smith who was born in E. St. Louis in 1853. So John would have been in Clinto Co. before that.


Surnames: BENUS, AUGUST BENUS, WILL BENUS, SOPHIA
Submitter: Allene Petree ([email protected])
Date: 12 Dec 2001

Looking for any information on August Benus. I found him on the 1860 Census, married to a lady (first name only) named Sophia. I would like to find a will for him, or any other information anyone might have.


Surnames: CARR LEAR FRYLING ORTON GREER TWISS LARD LAMPE GINNETT
Submitter: Robert A. Moore ([email protected])
Date: 11 Dec 2001

I am searching for ancestors and descendants of Charles M. CARR, born 24 December 1809 inBucks County, Pennsylvania, died 12 June 1886 in Clinton County, Illinois. He Married HannahElizabeth ELLIS cir 1834 in Pennsylvania. They settled in Clinton County about 1837 and the following were their children, born in Clinton County: (1) Joseph L. CARR, married Martha GREER. (2) Mary Ann CARR, married Jasper N. ORTON and Benjamin F. GREER.(3)Andrew M. CARR married Anna unknown and Margaret FEATHERSTUN. (4) Elizabeth Ellis CARR. (5) George E. CARR, married Elizabeth CRAMER (6) Hannah Louisa CARR.(7)Charles Nelson CARR. Also searching for ancestors and descendants of Henry C. LEAR born3March 1802 in Warwick Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, married cir 1827 Mary CARR in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. They later settled in Clinton County, Illinois about 1828.Their children were (1) Naomi Carr LEAR, married William Devers WOOD. (2) Elizabeth LEAR, married Thomas J. GINNETT. (3) Emiline LEAR, married Alfred KUGAN. (4) MaryAnn LEAR, married John Wesley POWER. (5) Louisa LEAR, married William A. TWISS.(6)Andrew LEAR. (7) Henrietta LEAR, married Hugh F. Johnson. (8) Charles R. LEAR.(9)George W. LEAR, married Elizabeth A. LARD. (10) William LEAR. Research inf Benjamin F. GREER and his wife Mary Ann CARR both born in Clinton County. Their children were(1)George W. GREER, (2) Edward L.GREER, (3) Elva May GREER, (4) Ellis GREER. Also researching Samual FRYLING and wife Ann. Their Children were: (1) Edwin FRYLING,(2)Albert FRYLING, (3) William FRYLING, (4) Mary Ann FRYLING, married Benjamin F.GREER, (5) Elmire FRYLING, (6) George W. FRYLING. Also researching Jasper N. ORTON, born Illinois 12 December 1831 and married Mary Ann CARR born in Breese, Clinton County. Their children were: (1) Charles C. ORTON, (2) Ida H. ORTON, (3) Angeline L. ORTON,(4)Anne F. ORTON, married Chris Lampe. (5) James Robert ORTON.


Surnames: HAMMER JANSEN WINKLER HUELSMANN VANIGER LUECKING ALTEPETER HEUBERGER HELLMAN
Submitter: Christina Boyce ([email protected])
Date: 10 Dec 2001

I am re-entering my query because of a new e-mail address. I have connected with several people this way and want it to continue. I am researching both sides of my family. This particular list includes my maternal side of the family. I enjoy researching my family tree, I just wish I had more time to do so! I would also like to include WOBBE and STROOT to the list above.


Surnames: SCHULTE WESSELMAN KLEIN SCHLEPER BUEHNE SCHLOTT RIBBING REVERMAN
Submitter: Christina Boyce ([email protected])
Date: 10 Dec 2001

I am re-entering my query because of a new e-mail address. I have connected with several people this way and want it to continue. I am researching both sides of my family. This particular list includes my paternal side of the family. I enjoy researching my family tree, I just wish I had more time to do so!


Surnames: REEMER RIMMER
Submitter: Lanita Sconce Miller ([email protected])
Date: 05 Dec 2001

Would like to hear from descendants and get more info on this family: 1860 Clinton Co., IL REEMER Thomas 26 farmer MO Mary 19 MO Sarah 1 MO I'm looking for needles in a haystack so any help is appreciated! If you know something about this family, please email me at: [email protected] Thanks, Lanita


Surnames: REEMER
Submitter: Lanita Sconce Miller ([email protected])
Date: 05 Dec 2001

Would like to hear from descendants and get more info on this family: 1860 Clinton Co., IL p647/17 REEMER Thomas 26 farmer MO Mary 19 MO Sarah 1 MO CARTER Thomas 15 laborer MO


Surnames: STACY WILLIAMS
Submitter: Joyce McClain ([email protected])
Date: 06 Nov 2001



Surnames: HETZEL HASTER JASPER STROTHEIDE
Submitter: Connie Tucker ([email protected])
Date: 28 Oct 2001


Submitter: SANDERS BECKER GROSS SOMM
Submitter: Sue Ellison ( [email protected] )
Date: 17 Oct 2001

I am looking for information on a W.N. Sanders, he owned a jewelry store in Trenton in the 1890's. There was also a place in the shop to take photographs. He came from Germany. He is my great grandfather John Becker's uncle.

Surnames: LOHMANN STOCKMANN EVERSGERD DUST
Submitter: John Mullen ([email protected] )
Date: 15 Oct 2001

Looking for data on the L0HMANN STOCKMANN, DUST and EVERSGERD families in Clinton County in the 1800 - 1880 time frame


Surnames: KIENZLE/ KINZLE VIETH BERBANKS LODES GOLSCH BERGHEGER MACKE LORENZ FAUKE
Submitter: Diana Townsley ([email protected]) no longer valid
Date: 14 Oct 2001

I am looking for any information on Rudolph Kinzle/Kienzle/Kinzel. Cildren were Amelia married to Henry Macke, Anna married to john Lodes, Katie marrried to Adolph Golsch, Matilda married to George Vieth, Sr. Albert, never married. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Diana Townsley


Surnames: HARRIN HERRIN SCHLUETER PARKS(?) PEARCE(?)
Submitter: Sandy Sigmund ([email protected] )
Date: 10 Oct 2001

Any info on Thomas J. Harrin(Herrin)father of John Wesley Harrin(Herrin). Any other children, spouse?


Surnames: RICHTER

Submitter: Linda Holthaus ( )
Date: 10 Oct 2001

RICHTER Johann Wilhelm b.11/7/1821, Johann Gerhard b.2/28/1824, Johan Heinrich b.10/3/1826, Herman Bernard b. 4/15/1830, Johann Clemens b.5/13/1833, Anna Maria b.10/13/1836


Surnames: WARD
Submitter: ron weddle ([email protected] )
Date: 07 Oct 2001




Surnames: CRAWFORD BLAKE DOW WILLIAMSON CRUMLEY CATRON
Submitter: d. crawford ([email protected] )
Date: 23 Sep 2001

tracing my roots and need any help that is out there. I can't find where my ggrandfather and grandmother are buried. i know it's in southern ill. somewhere. the name is james monroe crawford and he was married to celia dow and then to martha jane blake.


Surnames: ESSINGTON
Submitter: Cliff Dineen ([email protected] )
Date: 20 Sep 2001

Is anyone researching the W Essington born in 1808 tha appears on the 1850 census for Clinton Co.? I am intersted in establishing any relation ship to Robert Essington who was born in Pa. in 1812. Both men first went to Ohio where Robert stayed while W. went on to Iowa and finally Carrol county.


Surnames: PFIESTERER WANGLER AMAN
Submitter: Priscilla(Wangler)Miller ( [email protected] )
Date: 13 Sep 2001



Surnames: JONES
Submitter: Loraine Miller ( [email protected] )
Date: 12 Sep 2001

Does anyone know how I can get a list of railroad employees or retirees? I am searching for Clarence Jones. I know he worked for the railroad in the 1930's. He was still living in Centralia at 134 Pullen in 1945. I am guessing that he worked for the Illinois Central as it appears it came through Centralia.


Surnames: JONES
Submitter: Loraine Miller ( [email protected] )
Date: 11 Sep 2001

Does anyone know if 219 N. Sycamore Street is in Clinton County or Marion County? I am looking for Clarence and Inez Jones, thier children, June and Billy. They lived there about 1935. They later moved to Pullen.


Submitter: BARTH ([email protected] )
Date: 18 Aug 2001

Was there an orphans home in New Baden or Bellville around 1901 Bobby


Surnames: REEDER FOSTER SMITH
Submitter: Carolyn Campbell White ( [email protected] )
Date: 17 Aug 2001

I am looking for any family member of these two families, or any information anyone might have on them. CHARLES REEDER, wife BESSIE ( SMITH ) and children, THELMA, MINDA, GARNET, JAMES, BEULAH and NADINE. CHARLES FOSTER, wife STELLA (SMITH) and children, VALERA and GILBERT. Both of these families were living in Carlyle in the 1920 census, as neighbors. And at the time of Bessie and Stella's brother ,Felix's death in 1934, they were still both living in Carlyle. In the 1920 census Gilbert Foster is said to be a tailor , with his own shop. Felix Smith was my gr.grandfather and Bessie and Stella were his sisters. I would very much like to find any remaining relatives and find out what happened to Bessie and Stella, and their children. Any information on these families would be very much appreciated. Thank You, Carolyn Campbell White


Surnames: BORTH BARTH MONKEN HERTINSTIEN MUEGELE
Submitter: Bobby Barth ([email protected] )
Date: 16 Aug 2001

My name is Bobby Barth, my father and his brother were from New Baden.There names were Borth George Joseph and Christian Charles Borth. Both were orphans and were raised by an aunt Ida Monken. I would like to find if there are any of their relatives left and would like to find any history that can be traced back to them. I HAVE A HISTORY OF THESE FAMILES THAT IS VERY VAGUE WRITTEN BY MY UNCLE. FROM WHAT I HAVE BEEN TOLD IS MY GRANDFATHER WAS KILLED IN A LABOR DISPUTE. WHERE HE AND MY GRANDMOTHER ARE BURIED IS A MYSTERY. SEVERAL YEARS AGO THIS SITE WAS NOT HERE AND THANKS TO A WONDERFUL LADY CLOSE TO NEW BADEN SHE FOUND IT FOR ME AND SENT IT TO ME.


Surnames: KUENKE MAUL CAMPBELL
Submitter: Carol Schantz ([email protected] )
Date: 16 Aug 2001

Surnames: Kuenke and Maul Searching for information on my aunt's family. Her parents were Wendell Kuenke and Anna Maul. My aunt, Leona Caroline, was born 8-2-1915 in Germantown, Clinton Co., IL. She had one brother, Willy, and, a sister, Margie. Leona was in St. Louis, MO., when she met and married my uncle, Harville Campbell. They settled in Kalamazoo, MI. where Leona died in 1965. Any help at all would be appreciated. Thanks, Carol.


Surnames: KUETER OLLIGES
Submitter: Teresa Tully ( [email protected] )
Date: 07 Aug 2001

Nicolaus Olliges married Anna Kueter in 1880. It would appear they moved shortly after being married because they appear in Kansas in the 1880 census. Are there any members of the Olliges family who can provide information on Nicolaus? Where was he from, did he have any siblings, what were his parents names? Thank you. Teresa


Surnames: KUETER BURTZ
Submitter: Teresa Tully ( [email protected] )
Date: 07 Aug 2001

Mary Margareth Burtz married Theodore Henry Kueter in 1864. I believe this to be the 2nd marriage for Margareth. Are there members of the Burtz family who might have some information on Mary Margareth's maiden name?


Surnames: LAMPE WILKEN
Submitter: Dorothy Wendeborn ( [email protected] )
Date: 05 Aug 2001


Surnames: KILLION
Submitter: James Killion ([email protected] )
Date: 29 Jul 2001

I am seeking information on ancestors--- Obediah and Ira Killion of Carlyle and/or Posey(?) IL.


Surnames: MIDDENDORF DALEY
Submitter: NORMA HERNDON ([email protected] )
Date: 26 Jul 2001

SEARCHING FOR INFORMATION ON MY GGRANDFATHER, JOHN BERNARD MIDDENDORF, BORN IN HANOVER GERMANY IN 1854, CAME TO THE USA AROUND 1858, FATHER DIED ENROUTE, MOTHER AND SISTER SHORTLY AFTER ARRIVING, HAD ONE BROTHER NAME GEORGE, THEY WERE ORPHANS AND WENT TO LIVE IN SEPARATE HOMES, JOHN MARRIED MARTHA DALEY IN 1877, WAS NATURALIZED IN 1876 AT CARLYLE, ILL. ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.


Surnames: FOSTER BROWN
Submitter: Larry Preston Foster ([email protected]) no longer valid
Date: 22 Jul 2001

Seeking direct descendants of, Jeneva T. Foster,, b-abt 1915-16 and her sister,, Mary T. Foster,, b-abt 1917-18 Irishtown, Daughters of Alfred M. [ Mason ] Foster & Mammie L. Brown. The nameS of JENEVA & MARY Foster, came from the 1920 Census, Irishtown, Clinton Co. Ill. Do not look at board,, mail me direct,, ,,[email protected],, thank you. Larry Preston Foster, Bolivar, Missouri


Surnames: HEIDEL
Submitter: Pam Weber ([email protected] )
Date: 16 Jul 2001

Looking for where to find info on sometone who lived in Aviston, IL and worked for the railroad. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


Surnames: WOODARD, CHAMBERS, WOODWARD, FRENCH, BLAKEMORE, BACH
Submitter: Irma Ward ([email protected] )
Date: 15 Jul 2001

Would like to make contact with the descendants of Dr. James William Woodard. 1st wife Mary Blakemore. Children: Olivia Frances, Ann, Isabel, William B., Mary. 2nd wife Sarah Chambers. Children: Laura who married Isaac French, Minnie who married Jacob Bach.


Surnames: WOODWARD WOODARD
Submitter: Irma Ward ([email protected] )
Date: 14 Jul 2001

Searching for WOODWARD/WOODARD families of Clinton Co., IL. Parents ?Abraham who may have died in VA, mother Jane, sons Rev. Lemuel, Rev. David Thompson and another brother came to KS around 1850. Would like to share family information.


Surnames: HEIDEL
Submitter: Pam Weber ([email protected] )
Date: 10 Jul 2001

Looking for info on Fritz Heidel who lived in Aviston, Il and worked for the railroad. Any help would be appreciated. Can't find him as of 1900.


Surnames: ILBERY
Submitter: milne ([email protected] )
Date: 10 Jul 2001



Surnames: GOERGER KNIEPMAN DUEPMAN LORS
Submitter: Jeanne Goerger ([email protected] )
Date: 06 Jul 2001

Looking for information on whether Henry GOERGER / GORGER / GEORGER owned land near Germantown, Il 1830-1854, or any other information about this family. I believe he married Catherine KNIEPMAN nee LORS in 1842 at Germantown, Il. His known children are: Edward born 12-181844 at Germantown, Il; Anna Margaret (married Henry DUEPMAN) born 8-24-1850 at Germantown, Il; Gertrude born 8-19-1843 at Germantonw, Il; William, George, possibly Anna (birthplaces unknown), and Bernard born 6-19-1855 St. Cloud, MN.


Surnames: DANIELS RULE

Submitter: barb ([email protected] )
Date: 02 Jul 2001

Hello, I am looking for relatives of Otto Daniels. He was born in May 1907 and died May 1984. Otto lived around Trenton at the time of his death. He was the brother of my grandfather Walter F. I have little information on either of them. Their father and mother was William and Elise Daniels of St. Jacob. Their grandfather was John Daniel and his wife was Elisabeth Rule. If anyone can help me out, I will be forever grateful. Barb



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