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Richland County, Wisconsin

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DORIS Mon Jan 1 20:57:45 2001
Looking for contents of Wolling Cemetery. This is in Bloom TWP, Richland Co.
Jeremiah WALLING and wife Rachel TEETERS lived Sec 14 - 15 of Bloom TWP. Death of Jeremiah ? Death of Rachel ?


Deb Jacobson Tue Jan 2 08:23:31 2001
I am seeking information on the burial of Peter Oleson GILBERTSON (GULBRANDSEN) who was the son of Ole & Kjersti (MONSON) GILBERTSON. They lived in Richwood Twp. of Richland County, WI before moving to Minnesota. Peter was born 13 Sep 1874 and died 13 Jan 1875. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.


connie reagles Wed Jan 3 12:04:48 2001
I am searching for old Richland county history books and especially for a history book for the Pleasant Ridge Chapel at Willow organized by Ezra REAGLES.


Karlene White Thu Jan 4 11:02:46 2001
My great grandmother Blanche KLINGAMAN was born in Richland Co to Mathias and Edna (CHITWOOD) KLINGAMAN. She married Harry HOUSEHOLDER in 1911. Mathias and Edna had 5 children: Myrtle, Earnest, Blanche, Asa, and Edward. Blanche's sister, Myrtle married Rufus FERGUSON. Myrtle and Rufus had 5 childre: Virgil, Charles, Elbert, Delbert, and Helen. Helen married ? LYNCH.
Any info on these people and their lines is greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Becky Sun Jan 7 12:26:17 2001
I have two Richland Co. couples that might be related to your CHITWOODs and FERGUSONs. I have a Eleanor CHITWOOD who marries an Oscar FERGUSON. and then a Ralph P. CHITWOOD marries a Evelyn CHITWOOD. Any of these people related to your Edna CHITWOOD and Rufus FERGUSON?.


Fritzie Cox Mon Jan 8 15:38:11 2001
Does Hazel Christine FISHER have a birth certificate recorded in Richland County 30 Mar 1906? Her parents were Maude Jane DeVAULT and George William FISHER. Where was George William FISHER's birthplace? He was born 7 Sept 1875. His parents were Emil Charles FISCHER (FISHER) and Christina Willemena MESSNER. Is there a record of birth for Maude Jane DeVAULT who was born 3 Jan 1884? Her parents were Willis Emra DeVAULT and Margaret FRY.


Gail Huisheere Tue Jan 9 10:04:33 2001
Does anyone have information concerning Henry SHORT and his wife, Anna Katharina MOORE and their family who lived in Richland County, probably in Marshall Township, around 1855-1861 or longer? Their daughter, Mary, married Daniel WACKER in Grant County in 1870. Daniel's family also lived in Richland County for a time, his father, a German immigrant, died there in 1869 and is buried at Ash Creek Cemetery in Orion Township.


MARVEL THOMPSON Wed Jan 10 18:51:56 2001
Searching for parents names and brothers and sisters names of James DOBBS born in Richland Co, Wisconsin 03/15 1867. Married Clara RANKINS and had 13 children, Gilmer and Eldon twins, Floyd, Glenn, Lawrence, Roy, Margarite, Ada, Ida, Fannie, Glida and two died infancy (Charlotte and Unknown). He died on 5/12/41 in Vernon County, Wisconsin. I am his granddaughter. Genealogy is fascinating to me. New to it, so any help would be appreciated. Thank you.


Bev Boor Mon Jan 15 10:50:48 2001
I'm looking for information on the ancestors of James Allen JONES, b. 1817 Harrison Co., KY. Father Evan JONES, b.abt. 1760 in Cardigan, Wales. Evan's father was Nathanial(Nathaniel). Any info on Nathanial or anyone descended from him or Evan or James Allen appreciated. James is shown as being married twice: Jane FISH m. 1840 in Boone Co., IN; then to Charlotte BROUHARD in 1864 in Rockbridge, Richland Co. I have a lot of confusing, conflicting information on this family. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.


MARVEL DOBBS THOMPSON Sat Jan 20 08:00:32 2001
Searching for names of the parents of William RANKINS and wife Hannah PARRISH IND. They are my great grandparents. Their daughter Clara RANKINS married my grandfather James DOBBS and had 13 children in Ontario, Wisconsin. His parents are unknown. Any information would be appreciated.


C.Luhm Wed Jan 24 14:58:48 2001
Looking for any information on Carl Fredrick LUHM. He was born in Germany,on May 10,1837. He moved to Richland Center,Richland Co.,Wisc. He had a wife,Wilhelmina. No information on her yet. They had 2 children who I believe were born in Germany. Carl and his 2 children are buired in Richland Center. I have no information on them except Katie C. was born June 12,1867 and died March 10,1878. A.Oscar was born February 9,1868 and died March 12,1870. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank-you. C.Luhm.


Loretta McCarthy Tue Jan 30 03:17:44 2001
These are surnames buried at St. Patrick Cemetery, Melancthon Creek. Township Henrietta. I am looking for more information on them for our St. Patrick History we are putting together.


Lanny Davis Mon Feb 5 07:42:58 2001
I am looking for information on either Russell REDFIELD born abt 1850, or his sons Hubbell, William, Harry, or PHil. Hubbell is my great grandfather.


Lynda Wed Feb 7 00:54:38 2001
I am researching the William H. DIETZMAN family of Richland County, WI. William married ? Silvers. Two sons that I know of were Elmer and Archie. It is my understanding that William came from Germany with his parents, and probably siblings. Archie married Maggie SCHUERMANN in Grant Co., OK and they had three daughters, Myrtle, Beulah, and Ione, then they moved to Arizona. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated..


Joni Leffler Wed Feb 7 13:31:03 2001
Seeking obituary of Sarah Jane McCLAREN, wife of James McCLAREN. She died on 7-20-1909 in Orion Twp., Richland County, WI. Also seeking obituary of her sister, Rachel RUE, who died on 5-20-1907, in Orion Twp., Richland County, WI. Both Sarah Jane and Rachel were daughters of Samuel Wade MCMILLAN/MCMILLEN and Nancy (?). I am hoping to identify their mother's surname since it does not appear on their death certificates and there is no death certificate for Nancy, who died in 1873. Any info. for these families is greatly appreciated! THANKS!


Becky Dalberg Thu Feb 8 21:11:14 2001
Could you give me a time span on William H. DIETZMAN of Richland Co. WI? I found where a William DIETZMAN b: Westford Twp., Richland Co. and Myrtle SILVERS b: Sandusky Twp., Sauk Co. had a son Archie Ulycius DIETZMAN on 11-07-1894@Town of Ithaca in Richland Co. WI.
Then a Death certificate of a William H. DIETZMAN b: 04-05-1872 in Grant Co. WI and he died 04-13-1955@Richland Center, WI. His dad was John Henry DIETZMAN, mom was Mary WILLIAMS. The informant was a Bessie DIETZMAN.
and then this last fellow had a marriage license to marry a Florence Emily MARKLEY on 03-06-1906 in Richland Center, WI. She was the daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth MARKLEY and had been born in Rockbridge, Richland Co. WI.


Gloria Olson Sun Feb 11 12:55:09 2001
Clara DAVIS and John BIRD married in Richland Cty. in 1874. John is buried in Forest Hill in Madison Wi. Not sure if Clara is buried there or when she died. However she died after 1924. According to John's obit. from the Richland Observor dated Dec. 1918 they had the following children:
Mrs. Lida HANDY of RIchland Center, Mrs.Ida ROBBINS of Benton Wi., Fred BIRD of Madison, Fred might have been called Jasper as a child, Mrs.Carolyn BOYD of West Baden, Indiana, Kathryn BIRD of Milwaukee (Kathryn married Dr.F.J.PHIPPS of Shawano on 3/1/1922) and Fae BIRD of Richland Center.
Fred BIRD worked for the railroad line betweeen Richland Center and Madison Wi. John had a sister,Mrs. Elzetta KIRSHNER, of Boaz.
I have much info. on Clara's line and would like to exchange any info. regarding any of the people listed above.


L.G.Palmer Wed Feb 14 11:53:04 2001
Looking for info on Mrs. Elizabeth LYNCH, Married James B. HOLLOWAY 9-20-1929.She was 60 And he was 82 yrs.old.


mike olson Fri Feb 16 17:08:24 2001
My greatgrandfather, Nelso FRY, married a Dorcas DIETZMAN in 1922. This was his second wife, his first being Dorcas WILLIAMS. Just wondering what kind of records you have, this is about all that I have at this time.
Could you shatre some info? Mike Olson.


Karlene White Thu Feb 22 08:12:22 2001
Does any one have info on a hotel in Rockbridge? I have a postcard that shows a 2-story brick building with roofed porch on front. Standing in front of the building is a man, 2 women, small child and dog. A sign "HOTEL" is hanging at the center front of the second story, up by the roof. On the back of the card is written "at Lottie's home in Rockbridge". My mother remembers hearing of an Aunt Lottie--but doesn't know who's aunt she was. My Ggranfather, Harry HOUSEHOLDER, was raised by an aunt. Could this be Lottie?
We believe Lottie (Charlotte) CLENDENNING m. J. N. KENYON in OH. Lottie raised her nephew Harry HOUSEHOLDER who married Blanche KLINGAMAN in Richland Co. WI. Harry and Blanche lived in Bloom. Any info is greatly appreciated and will exchange info. Thanks!


Marvel Dobbs Thompson Sat Mar 3 07:30:20 2001
Searching for parents names and siblings of James DOBBS b. Richland County 03/15/1867. died May 12, 1941 in Vernon County. Husband of Clara (RANKINS) DOBBS.


Jerry De Staercke Mon Mar 5 06:48:20 2001
I am looking any relative of Victor WARRICHAIT. Victor was a brother to my gg grandfather. Michael and Honore. Thanks Jerry


Karl Miller Thu Mar 8 07:14:31 2001
Elizabeth MILLER, married George D. SHARP in KY moved to IN, and came to WI in 1849, Eagle township, Pleasant Hill area and are buried there.
Does any of the descendants, of this couple have a picture of them, that I could scan or get copy of. Thank You! Karl Miller


DORIS Fri Mar 9 16:08:43 2001
I am looking for info on David WALLING born to Jeremiah and Rachel TEETERS. David born 1846 married Mary SMALL on May 6, 1901. She died March 27, 1908. The children are?

Any ancestor info. Mary WALLING age 24 died Stark TWP March 27 1905 daughter of William SMALL and Christine. Born 1881 died in Stark TWP, buried in Babist cemetery. (Where is this?)


Ron Krueger Sat Mar 10 15:07:44 2001
Does anybody know if James A. BLACK, son of Alexander and brother of W. Scott and Oscar, was a veteran of the Civil War? I have one reference that says he was but nothing to back it up. He died in 1911 (Waukesha) and is buried in Richland Center (Richland Co.).
Thanks. RON


Mary Louise Townsend Fri Mar 16 08:23:14 2001
Does anyone have access to the 1860 census for Richland Co., WI and can do a lookup on page 191 for Richland Twp.? I'm looking for Waldron DREW. He would be about 40/41 years old. Many thanks, Mary Louise Townsend


Nancy Jones Sat Mar 24 09:34:12 2001
Looking for information on the McHONE twins, Edgar Oscar and Egbert, b abt 1876 in Howard County IN. May have followed elder brother, Elmer, to Wisconsin. Edgar may have been using the alias, William HAINES. All information will be greatly appreciated.


Shannon Futta Mon Mar 26 16:30:29 2001
Hi I'm looking for info on David ANDERSON who married Jennie BLAKER in 1868. Had children: Ann, Belle, William Hugh, Mary LaVina, Charles, Frank, and Jacob. I'm from Charles' line and would like to share info on his line and receive info on his siblings and their lines. Thanks.


Patrick Turner Tue Mar 27 16:25:03 2001
Looking for information such as parents, siblings, spouces and date/place of death for the following WALPORT's:
Joseph F. WALPORT, born 8 January 1878 in Richland County, WI.
Joseph F. WALPORT, born 6 November 1880 in Richland County, WI.
Thanks in advance.


Jasper Green Pennington Fri Mar 30 12:10:52 2001
Information on family of Philip MOSHIER, Buena Vista Township, Richland County, in 1850 Federal Census & 1855 State Census.


Archie Cooper Fri Mar 30 15:44:38 2001
Looking for info on Aaron COOPER b. Ind. father Samuel COOPER Mother E MOORE m. Mary RALTON M.2 Mary ROBINSON d. near Richland Central WI


Robert Kamlager Mon Apr 9 20:19:30 2001
Searching for death record of Geraldine KAMLAGER.


Ruth Kidwell Wed Apr 11 12:04:35 2001
I am looking for Orville HUBBARD and his family. He had a sibling names Charles Orton HUBBARD and a sister but her name was left out of the obit I have for Charles Orton HUBBARD. Would appreciate any help that can be given.


John Whalen Sat Apr 14 07:23:57 2001
Looking for any information on Charles SHIELDS b.June,1812 married Catherine MULDOWN / MULDOON in 1838 and died in February 1895 in Rice County, MN


Jocelyn Harvey Mon Apr 16 06:26:22 2001
Looking for information on parents and siblings of Mary Ellen (Mayme) MANVILLE, b. Feb. 27, 1876 in Westford, Cazenovia, Richand Co., daughter of James MANVILLE (1833-1891) and Mary (McGLYNN) MANVILLE (1842 or 1846-1915), both of whom are buried in St. Bridget's cemetery in Cazenovia. Brothers and sisters of Mary Ellen included Ruth (m. Becker), Agnes, James,John and Tom and perhaps others. Mary Ellen m. Edward P. BARRINGTON of Ironton. Her McGLYNN family emigrated from Ireland in 1840, arrived in Bath, ME and travelled on the WI. Searching any further McGLYNN or MANVILLE information..


Dennis G. Carroll Tue Apr 17 09:57:11 2001
Looking for info. on my G Grandfather Dennis CARROLL who emigrated from somewhere is Ireland to Ulaski Township, Richland County, Wisconsin in Abt. 1848, with his Father William CARROLL, Mother Catherine and 6 Brothers and Sisters: John, Ann, Bridget, James, William, and Michael.


Rosemary Tiwari Tue Apr 17 20:38:18 2001
I would like to obtain a copy of the book entitled, "Among the Hills of Ash Creek" which was compiled by Lila Sigrist and Allen Unbehaun in 1989. If any one has an extra copy or knows where I can get one please contact me: retiwari@home.com


Violet Walk Sat Apr 28 19:48:15 2001
I am looking for a Norwegian Lutheran Church within Richland County whose records date back to the 1850's. Just possibly this family (or some members) were living in the county from 1854 when they immigrated from Hafslo, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway:
Ole NIELSON born 1818
Brithe Augundsdtr born 1825, wife
Andreas, born 1848, son
Niels, born 1851, son
Ole, born 1854, son

The father may have died in the earlier years after their arrival because no other children were born to Brithe. Eventually the family acquired the surname of OLSON as early as 1861, possibly even earlier. There is an Andrew Oleson, age 12, living with John & Ellen Turguson family in Akan Twp in the 1860 census.
Any assistance would be most welcome.
Violet Walk, Iowa


Rolv Sun Apr 29 14:30:55 2001
I am looking for information on my mother in laws onkel Torleif KOLLER. I found a Mrs Torleif KOLLER who died in Richland County 1939-07-13. This man could be the right one. If you can provide us with any information on this man we will be very gratefull.
Kind Regards, Rolv

This Query comes from Norway.


Charles F Smith Fri May 4 21:01:25 2001
Looking for information on Richland/Crawford county OELKEs. I have quite a bit of info on the BURWITZs.


Kirby Parker Sun May 6 15:57:08 2001
I received information that George R. PARKER died in Richland county, Jul 1 1897. I would like to know what town he died in. Also what newspaper an obit might be located and whether anyone know whether that paper is on microfilm.
Of course any other information on George would be greatly appreciated.
Kirby Parker
Richland, WA.


Dale Larson Sun May 6 20:40:05 2001
Looking for information on Richard JOHNSTON and Sarah LEWIS. Sarah's parents are Jonathan LEWIS and Mary. She had sibling also by the names of Henry Clay LEWIS, Charlotte LEWIS, and Ella J. LEWIS. Richard parents are Alexander JOHNSTON and Elizabeth MALONE.


Betty Mon May 7 17:31:38 2001
Looking for information on Lewis P & Elizabeth KELVIE. They were witnesses for Charles E & Elizabeth Rachel (JONES) PALMER in 1879. The marriage took place in Bloom, Richland CO, Wisconsin. Thanks Betty


Millie Sanchez Fri May 11 14:03:15 2001
I am looking for information on Margaret (MARS) ROSS, wife of Baptist minister Levi ROSS. They lived in Sand Prairie, Richland Co. 1870's. Margaret d.March 17, 1872 and I would like to find where she is buried.


Lindy Sat May 12 10:54:59 2001
I'm looking for Ida Mae BUTLER, born August 22, 1859 in Lone Rock, Richland, Wisconsin. Her father's name may have been Freeman BUTLER or F.H. BUTLER. Possible Indian ancestry. Any help and advice will be welcomed!


Lisa Mon May 14 23:05:08 2001
All from SW WI areas...especially Sauk/Richland Counties....


Michael Flynn Mon May 14 23:13:52 2001
I have ancestors from two FLYNN families from Richland county. The Charles FLYNNs and the John Henry FLYNNs as well as the above surnames. All lived here and many died here. Any new Info on them will be appreciated and I'll share what I have with you. Michael


Elizabeth Fredericks Tue May 22 19:54:16 2001
I am searching for any information on the Poole and Tadder families. John POOLE lived from 1774-1857 and was married to Mary Claybaugh. Hiram TADDER was born in 1807 and was married to Emaline Hancock. They had a daughter, Sarah, who married Nicholas POOLE. They had a son, Joel POOLE, who is my great-great grandfather. I would appreciate any help.


WITZ, Stanley Thu May 24 16:25:25 2001
Am working on these family histories. I am a descendent of a HAASE-BATALLIA marriage. Information I have say they born, lived or were married in Ithaca, Richland County. I cannot find that a town of Ithaca ever existed. One BATTALIA (Henry William) married a GRASSMAN (Anna Marie) who is recorded as being born in April of 1865 in "Ithaca". The HAASEs and BATTALIAs moved to Clifton, Monroe County area of Wisconsin in the 1880. Will gladly share additional details and names. Any help out there? THANKS!


Michael Hansen Fri May 25 14:01:16 2001
I would like to connect with someone with any information regarding the HANSEN (or LaDOW) families in Richland Center, Wisconsin. My family and I left Richland Center I believe, in about 1953..to relocate in Long Beach, California. My mother's maiden name was LaDOW, and my father's name was Glen Everett HANSEN Sr. Would look foreward to hearing from any relatives.
Michael (Fort Collins, Colorado)


Kelley Moran-Ragsdale Sat May 26 07:32:11 2001
Looking for any info on John and Nancey SMITH. They both were born in Addison N.Y. By 1859 they were in Ricland City. Through the years they were also in Bear Creek and Lone Rock. A question I have is why is Lone Rock not listed in the 1880's cn records? I have maps that show it in 1871, 1890 and a 1901 one. Several maps have Lone Rock in Iowa co and others in Richland co. What town could it have been incorporated into in the 1880 cn? Any info would be a great help! Thank you Kelley


James Ronnerud Tue May 29 21:11:45 2001
I am looking for the Ebenzer H. MARSHALL family his wife Johanna COLBURN/COBURN, their children Angeline M., Lemuel George, Charles E., Mary E.and O. Jennie (MARSHALL) WEITTENHILLER.


Denis P. Edeline Fri Jun 1 00:47:29 2001
Searching for descendants of Samuel (1822-1897) & Julia FULLER who were residents of Willow, Richland Co., Wisconsin


Jeanne Mon Jun 4 13:10:51 2001
Melissa (BRISTOL) WORDEN married Daniel GWIN in 1852, Richland County. I have been told she died in 1854. They had at least one son named either Ed or Henry. This son would be a half-brother to my great grandfather Harrison WORDEN. I am hoping there is someone out there who can help me with death dates and the correct name for her son.


Barbara A. Smythe Thu Jun 7 14:45:46 2001
SMYTHE,Charles M born May 1861, Richland Center, Richland, WI. Father J. D. SMYTHE, mother Elizabeth WILLIAMS, both born WI. Charles married Almeda BORING 1895 in Piatt, IL, and said on his marriage record that he was from Racine, WI. Need any information on this SMYTHE family.


Patrick Turner Fri Jun 8 09:45:40 2001
Looking for information such as parents, siblings ancesters and decendeds on the following:
Catherine MALTER, died 6/17/1961
Catherine V. MALTER, died 3/13/1979
Cecelia M. MALTER, died 3/17/1972
Leo Sylvester MALTER, died 8/10/1952


Gregory Cunningham Tue Jun 12 17:51:45 2001
My great-great-great grandparents were John and Susan (DEAM) CUNNINGHAM. They were from Huntingdon County, PA and settled in Grant County, WI from 1846-1852 (Potosi and Wingville) and then to Lafayette County (Blanchardville) from 1853-1861. John CUNNINGHAM died on April 28, 1861, but his wife Susan continued to live there until March 1867 when she moved to Richland County to live with her son Michael Hayes Brannigan CUNNINGHAM. Michael CUNNINGHAM opened a store in Rockbridge and later a mill in 1883. At his death he had 610 arces in and around Rockbridge. Let me know if you are related to this CUNNINGHAM family.


Rick Abeles Thu Jun 14 16:30:19 2001
Looking for any help I can get on the FISCHEL family who lived in Wisconsin (Richland County?) in the 19th century, then moved to Chicago. They are ancestors on my mother's side (my great-grandmother)and she apparently lived in Manitowoc as a child, but a family record shows her as being buried in Springhill Cemetary in Milwaukee, but I believe that cemetary is in Richland County.


Gloria Lamm Sun Jun 17 12:02:00 2001
I'm searching for Lyman and Betsy MORSE who first show up in Willow township as land owners in 1854. (Lyman was born in VT about 1804 and Betsy was also born in VT about 1810.) Charles STEWART bought land in the area in 1855 and sometime around 1856 married Phebe MORSE, born NY in 1840, daughter of Lyman and Betsy MORSE.
Thanks for your help. Gloria


sheila horton Tue Jun 26 19:38:09 2001
KELLOGG - looking for info on Lyman KELLOGG and Lucy A. LECK. Parents of George M. KELLOGG, born July 14, 1856 in Wisconsin. Also, George M. KELLOGG and Etta (GRESS) KELLOGG - parents to 8 children born in WI, Laura - 1882, Mary, 1883, Grace 1885, Mabel 1892, August - 1893.


Joni Leffler Fri Jun 29 10:36:24 2001
Does anyone know how to locate and access burial records for Haskins Cemetery in Excelsior, Richland Co., WI? I have Henry LEFFLER and his 2 yr. old son, George H. LEFFLER, buried there. But I can't locate any info. on the death/burial of Henry's wife, Margaret (CONNER) LEFFLER. Henry and Margaret were married on 4-1-1860 in Richland Co. and resided in Richwood Twp. with their children: Eliza, John Paul, Zelma, William Edwin (m. Susan GARNER/Winifred TISDALE/Emma KENT McCLAREN), Etta E.(m. Christopher ATKINSON), George H. and Cora Jeannette (m. Charles L. HAYS). I know that Henry's wife, Margaret, was still living at the time of his death on 10-22-1906, but can't find any trace of her after that. Any info. and advice are greatly appreciated! THANKS!

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