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Richland County, Wisconsin

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Allen Osborne Sun Jan 11 11:40:46 2004
I am seeking contacts with others who may be researching these surnames associated with Richland County, WI.


Kevin Ley Wed Jan 14 14:46:32 2004
I am trying to track any living relatives of Mrs J. C. KELLEY of Henrietta, WI. (Mrs J.C. KELLEY was aka Bridget Ellen KENNEDY who was married to James Cornelius KELLEY Jr - who apparently owned a shop in Yuba, WI in 1920s). My mother's long lost aunt was Mary MURPHY (nee WHITE) who lived with Mrs J. C. KELLEY, Mary Ann KENNEDY and their mother Bridget (COUGHLIN) KENNEDY in Henrietta, WI in 1920 (on Main St according to 1920 US Census).
Please contact me at: kevin.ley@lafarge-roofing.co.uk, if you have any info. Many thanks.


Carol Palmer Wed Jan 28 08:33:36 2004
Elizabeth (TABLER) CARPENTER age 70 was listed on the 1870 Census for Richland Co. with George TABLER and Rebecca TABLER her children. Am searching for any clues as to where she may have gone or if anyone knows what became of Rebecca.


Carol Palmer Wed Jan 28 09:15:37 2004
Am searching for any information on Melinda/Malinda TABLER who lived in Richland Co. Wisconsin. Would like to find decendants of Melinda.


Lisa Sat Jan 31 18:33:47 2004
I am researching the MILLER family. My line goes back through Rachel A. MILLER, born 22 Feb 1846 in Indiana. Her parents are George and Julia MILLER. George was born 10 Jan 1818 in Kentucky. He was the son of William and Charlotte (DAWSON) MILLER. William was born 23 Jan 1794 in Kentucky. William was the son of Henry and Sarah (PEARCY) MILLER. Henry was born 6 Dec 1759 in Virginia.

I would especially like to find information regarding George MILLER's wife, Julia. I have no real information on her. I assume she died sometime between 1860 and 1865, as she is listed on the census records through the 1860 census, but not after that. My notes from the ancestry world tree has George having married a Sarah in 1865, but she apparently didn't live long after her marriage. Sarah is not listed on the 1870 census, but her two children were listed. George is shown with Maggie, wife #3, on the 1880 census.

If anyone knows anything about Julia MILLER, please contact me. I appreciate the help.


Pat Sulzer Sun Feb 8 10:29:03 2004
I am searching for info on Mariah or Maria (PUCKETT) HUTSON SMITH. She married James HUTSON. After he died she married John R. SMITH. They lived in Excelsior WI and/or in Richland WI.
Any help appreciated. Will be happy to share. Thanks, Pat


Winnie Goette Sun Feb 8 13:14:40 2004
I am looking for any information on the family of Henry and Elizabeth (COPENHEFER) KLOCK families. Also a sister of Henry KLOCK (Adelia) was said to have married a Robert PEEPLES. Thank you for any thing you can help me with. I have been looking for Henry's father and mother also. Their names are Jacob H and Martha KLOCK.


Raye Dean Charlier Fri Feb 13 19:35:28 2004
I am looking for any information on Samuel J. COLLINS born Aug. 1844 in Va. He was the son of Cline COLINS. I think Samuel is my great-grandfather. Here is the info. that I have:
1860 Wisconsin census, Richland Co.Ithaca, Post office Sextonville
Cline COLLINS age 55 born Va.
Nancy age 52 born Va.
Hezekiah age 26 born Va.
William age 23 born Va.
Samuel age 16 born Va.
Jonathan age 9 born Va.

1870 Wisconsin census, Richland Co., Ithaca
COLLINS, Samuel J. age 24 born Va.
Mary E. age 21 born Indiania
Nancy E. age 3 born Iowa
Janetta? age 2 born Iowa
Alice age 1/12 born Wi.

1880 Missouri, McDonald County
COLLINS, Jefferson head age 35 born Va., Va., Va.
Mary E. wife age 31 born Ind., Ohio, Ohio
Eveline Dau. age 13 born Iowa,
Vanettie? dau age 12 born Iowa
Alice dau. age 10 born Wi.
James A. son age 8 born Iowa
Bella? M. dau. age 6 born Iowa
Lily dau. age 3 born Mo.
William ? son age 1 born Mo. (this is my grandfather-his name was Willard)

1900 Missouri census McDonald County
COLLINS, Jeff Head age 55 b.Aug. 1844 m.34, b. Va.,Tn., Tn.
Mary wife age 51 b. Aug. 1848 m. 34, ll born, 7 living, b. Ind.,Ohio, Ohio
Della M. Dau. age 26 b. Mar. 1874 b. Iowa, VA. Ind.
Willard son age 21 b. May 1879 b. Mo.,Va., Ind.
Emma dau. age 18 b. June 1884 b. Mo., Va., Ind.
Albertes son age 14 b. Apr. 1886 b. Mo., Va., Ind.
Mamie dau. age 5 b. Sept. 1888 b. Mo., Va., Ind.
Cecil grandson age 1 b. Aug. 1898 b. Mo., VA., Ind.
LEWIS, Henry boarder age 23 b. Aug. 1876 b. Ks., Ks., Ks.

I know for sure that this is my COLLINS family, because of my grandfather and three other siblings that I have accounted for with records(death, marriage,etc)

1910 Missouri census McDonald County

HARNAR, Curtis head age 22 b. Mo., Mo., Mo.
Rettie wife age 22 b. Mo., Mo., Mo.
Efton son age 8/12 b. Mo., Mo., Mo.
COLLINS, Jeff father-in-law age 66 b. Va., Va. VA.

I would like to be able to prove that the Samuel J.COLLINS is the same person as Jefferson COLLINS. According to the 1860 Wi. census Samuel attended school within the year. Would there possibly be any school records for that time frame. Also would there be any birth records for 1870 that might show the birth of Samuel's daughter Alice?

I'm hoping there is someone out there that can give me some suggestions or has some info. to share. I have been at a dead end for a couple of years now. I would be more than willing to share any info. that I have on the COLLINS.
Thank you. Raye Dean


Sandy Stiemke Thu Feb 26 20:01:07 2004
Seeking info on the mill built in 1856 on Lake LaBelle near Lone Rock. There was a settlement there called "Lone Rock Mills". My McCOLLISTER family lived there and was an employee of the mill.


Harold Long Sat Feb 28 10:54:36 2004
I am interested in information on a Robert J. DRAKE who was murcered in Covington, Fountain County, Indiana in about 1902-1903. His wife was accused of his murder by poison. The the Fountain County Grand Jury met in June 1903 without a resolution of the case. The fact that his body was exhumed three times at the request of the Courts is of interest. I would like to receive any information on Mr. DRAKE or his burial site. Please feel free to contact me if you have information or suggestions.

The local newspaper indicates that Robert J DRAKE was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Forest Township, Richland County, Wisconsin.

Thanks for your interest and your help. Am willing to share information I have.
Harold Long - dstr@tctc.com - Attica, Indiana


scott bush Tue Mar 2 12:51:46 2004
I am looking for the Paul McKibbon who posted here on forum about Madsion RUSE and Elizabeth DAVIDSON ( my GGG grandparents). His email is being returned. I would like to share info. I, too, am looking to find out why Madison and his wife Elizabeth came to Richland County from Clinton County, Indiana and more about where they are buried or if probate was left . I tried to contact the clerk there in Richland County and they just sent my letter over to the library which wants an arm and leg for a simple brief search.
If anyone knows where I can reach Paul or if they can help with Madsion and Elizabeth please let me know . Thanks!
Scott B. Bush - Indiana (scottbush1977@yahoo.com) 317-788-1690


Harold Long Thu Mar 11 04:40:28 2004
Robert J. DRAKE was married to Elmira MYERS in Harveysburg, Indiana. She was taken to trial in June 1903 for his murder. Mr. Drake's body was exhumed three times in the effort to prove that allegation. His body was returned to Pleasant Ridge cemetery in Forest Township, Richland, County, Wisconsin. I would appreciate a picture of his grave to include in a project I am doing on the case. Thanks very much. Harold Long


Ray Peterson Thu Mar 11 14:20:40 2004
My ancestral grandmother, Susannah TEETERS, died on 9 Aug 1870 in Bloom Twp, Richland, Wis. Can someone help me find her grave? She had been living with her daughter, Rachel WALLING.


Dick Lewis Sun Mar 14 12:00:15 2004
Seeking information regarding George W. STOUT b.1817 PA, married Catherine EAGY 21 March 1839 Carroll Co.,OH. George died 06/17/1913, buried in Pleasant Ridge Cem. Bloom, Richland Co. No death certificate on file. On Spring Valley, Richland Co. 1880 census as farmer. Is there an obit. in the local paper or other source of information? Specifically seeking maiden name of mother. Father was a Daniel STOUT.


Richard DeLeonard Thu Mar 25 20:23:08 2004
elizabeth Giesler,grandmother of John Cooper GIESLER (my relative). His father was Julius Carl GIESLER who was a Civil War captain with the Wis. Vol. 3rd regiment Calvary #119406, Co A formerly Co. H.
Any info. would be greatly appreciated!


Rebecca Beeman Shumaker Wed Mar 31 11:07:24 2004
Seeking descendants of Simon S. BLAKE and Mary M. (AMBROSE) BLAKE. I have a sentimental treasure to share with the descendants.


Lee Taylor-Elliott Mon Apr 12 12:33:43 2004
Looking for death date of Otto and Gertrude nee Michels WALD. On the marriage certifcate shows the spelling of MICHELS without an "s". They were married 23 Nov 1897 in Madison Wisconsin. Any information would be helpful. Lee


James Aagaard Tue Apr 13 09:03:11 2004
any and all info - he was a composer/musician - I have two published sheets and would like to know if there is a record of any more. He apparently grew up just North of the Coumbe homestead. On one sheet he lists Byrd's Creek as his home. On a later one he lists Blue River.


David Meyer Sat May 29 13:26:10 2004
Carol J. BLACKMON - Looking for probate records, death certificate, tax records


Mary Montgomery Karch Mon Jun 14 14:23:37 2004
Searching for family of Hazel REAGLES born abt. 1888/1918 buried in St. Mary's Cem. Gays Mills Wi. Married Jess MONTGOMERY of Soldiers Grove, Wi. Hazel is my grandmother I never got to meet.


Terry Arpan Wed Jun 23 19:26:14 2004
I am looking for any death info for a Stephen NEWBERRY or NEWBARY in Richland County, Dist 26 (?), abt. 1856-58. His wife Catherine Otto NEWBERRY remarried a guy with the surname CRAWFORD. Any marriage info on them would be helpful.
Does anyone know where Dist. 26 in Richland County was in 1850?
Thanks so much, Terry


Bernie O'Neil Sun Jun 27 15:38:38 2004
Searching for the families of William McNURLEN and Wilhelmina TRUMBO of Buena Vista Twnship. Had at least 11 children but cannot connect them all. Will exchange information. My wife is descended from Preston C. McNURLEN.

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