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Richland County, Wisconsin

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John Core Sippy Tue Jan 6 08:51:38 1998
I am looking for information about the families of Clark and Sara Sutton Core and Edward and Lizzie Scholl Sippy. I have accumulated much todate but am interested in any data I can get.
Lawrence Moody Fri Jan 9 11:35:26 1998
Looking for any info regarding my gggrandparents who lived in Richland Co. from 1862 until their deaths in 1899 and 1901. My gggrandfather was Abraham Moody and his wife was Melissa Ann Shafer. They had three children who live in the area; John Fleming Moody, George S. Moody and Margaret Moody. George is said to have been married to a Mary Huff who was well known in the suffragette movement. Any help greatly appreciated. Larry Moody
William Bell Fri Jan 9 20:48:17 1998
Seeking information about the following people who lived in Richland, Wisconsin. George Taylor BELL b. 1828 Ohio m. Mary Elizabeth TROBAUGH 1831 in Kentucky. They had a son William Henry BELL b. Dec. 30, 1854 m. Hannah Melissa SCOLES. They had a son Irvin Richard BELL b. June 11, 1901 in Richland Wisconsin m . Julia HYNECK. Also seeking information about Delbert Earl FRYE who married Madeline JONES in Richland, Wisconsin.
Dee Alexander Sat Jan 10 21:20:14 1998
Searching for information on William C. FISH born 1835 in VT married to Elizabeth (Betsy) FREEMAN. Searching for location/date of marriage and location of origin in VT.
Shawn Parsons Sun Jan 11 12:59:08 1998
Looking for info on Anton NELSON and/or his decendants. Anton was born in Norway on 17 FEB 1861, and came to the US in 1886 or 1887. He Married Josephine Hanson on 23 Dec 1888. Their children were Nels, Amanda (Menda), Sylvia, Frances, Arthur, Edwin, Dagmar, William Hartwick, Vergene (Dolly), Beauford, Albert, Gladys.
d.lee Fri Jan 16 13:06:04 1998
Iam trying to trace RILEY, CROW and COMPENHEFER (?spelling) in Richland and Crawford Counties. John Lincoln RILEY (born when Lincoln was President) married to Linda CROW. They lived in Gays Mills, WI. Best knowledge of childrens' names: Calvin, Johnnie, Herman, Will (killed by horse), Ella/or Effie and my grandfather Henry (fiddler). Henry divorced from Dora COMPENHEFER (? spelling). Their children sent to orphanage in Sparta,WI. My knowledge of names of their six children: Art, Leon, Robert, (sister/? name), youngest boy never told adopted now deceased; and my father Lawrence. Escecially interested in tracing French and Native American names and geneology. Riley family possibly came from Bell Center, Boscobel or Richland Center, WI. I am told their is a Crow Hollow near Gays Mills. Any info greatly appreciated.
Dayton Love Sun Jan 18 15:42:12 1998
Lehue and Sarah LOVE appeared on the 1870 Census for Richland County, Richwood Township, Wisconsin. They had 6 children at the time as follows:
John age 21
Edom age 19
William age 15
James age 10
Lydia M. age 8
Sarah age 4
Would like any info on this clan. Thanks, Dayton
Charles Sime Wed Jan 28 19:27:06 1998
Looking for help for my Mothers family, they lived in Muscoda Wi. Their names were Edward MEYER and his wife was Julia Louisa LADENDORF thet owned/or ran the Meyers hotel, She died in 1947. My mothers name was Lorraine Sime. thank you for any help.
LAURENCE O. FRY Fri Jan 30 22:09:01 1998
Looking for the cemetary that HELEN, Naomi, Marie Wells, The wife of John Henry FRY is buried in. John Henry Fry is buried in the Concord Cemetary. This cemetary is located aboutt 4 miles wsw of Cazenovia.
Norma Aldape Mon Feb 2 07:55:34 1998
Harvey DAVIS, b 10-19-1869, Richland County to John C. DAVIS, b 10-29-1829, d 09-09-1899, and Margaret J. DAVIS (HORN), b 01-28-1831. Looking for further information on John C. DAVIS and Margaret. I have history on Harvey DAVIS. My information stops at John.
John Hamilton Wright Tue Feb 3 22:01:38 1998
Searching for any information on the Wright or Hamilton families of Richland County during the second half of the 1800s. Irving or Irvine J. Wright was a Unitarian minister, who came to the Richland area before the Civil War. Previously he lived in Greenville TN and was close to Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the U.S..His son's death certificate shows I. J. was originally born in Philidelphia. Word has it that he married 3 daugthers of an A. Miller of Greenville, as each past away. A death certificate gives only the last name of Miller for I. J.'s wife. In 1858 a son was born in Richland named John Calvin Wright. John married Rose Hamilton. They lived in Excelsior WI. My father, Hamilton William Wright, was born in Excelsior in 1904. Other Wright children born here were John Jesse b. 1894, Kathleen, Grace b. 1898, Mary, Bay and Richard b. 1908 Wright. John Calvin went to Rush Medical School and became a doctor. He moved his large family to Antigo WI, where they lived the rest of their lives. I have not been able to find any connection between this family and the William Cary Wright father of Frank Lloyd Wright, although they lived in Richland during the same period. The relationship may be why FLW's father originally came to the Richland area.
Janice C. White Wed Feb 4 17:47:51 1998
Searching for descendants of James and Margaret McAmish LOGAN. James LOGAN was born Abt. 1809 in Knox Co, Tennessee, and died July 23, 1875 in Richland County, WI. They are referenced in "The History of Crawford and Richland Counties, Wisconsin by Union Publishing Company, Springfield,Illinois (WSHS F587 C8 H6 1975] pg 1233: "In 1864 he came to Richland county and engaged in farming on Willow creek in the town of Ithaca. His wife died 10/21/1869 and he died 7/23/1875....were members of the Baptist Church for many years. They reared twelve children, eight surviving them in life."
1. ELIZA LOGAN, b. December 25, 1827, Green Co, Tennessee; d. August 14, 1870, Magnolia Twp,Rock County, WI m. JOSEPH NEWTON DOOLITTLE, December 23, 1852... my ancestor
2. MARY A. LOGAN, b. Aft. 1830, Tennessee.Possibly m. Thomas J. FERRIS on 06/07/1849
3. SARAH JANE LOGAN, b. Abt. 1832, Logan County, Ohio; m. ALVIN HENRY ANTISDEL, They and their children lived in Richland Co, WI in 1875 he traded "his store and hotel at Ithaca for the farm of M.F. McClary near that village".
4. DAVID M. (TWIN) LOGAN, b. Abt. 1837, Logan County, Ohio; d. August 28, 1906,m. E. LOUISA PIERCE, February 27, 1874, Ithica, RichlandCo, Wisconsin Louisa P PIERCE (parents Joseph and Isabella PIERCE) on 2/25/1874.
5. LOUISE ? (TWIN) LOGAN. b. abt 1837, Logan County, Ohio
6. JAMES H. LOGAN, b. December 25, 1839, Logan Co, Ohio; d. March 04, 1929, Burkette, Nebraska;m. JENNIE E. POWERS. He was a Civil War Veteran and lived at Richland Center, Wisconsin until 1867.
7. MARGARET LOGAN, b. Abt. 1842, Illinois; m. CONRAD D. SPOON, May 29, 1884, Richland Co, Wisconsin(father Abraham SPOON)
8. THOMAS P. LOGAN, b. September 12, 1844, Coter Co, Illinois; m. ELIZABETH S. ANDREWS ( Thomas ANDREWS) ,December 23, 1874, Port Andrews, Wisconsin.He was educated at Sextonville and subsequently followed teaching. In1870 he commenced a mercantile life as clerk, and was afterwards in partnership with B.F. Washburnfor a short time. In 1878 he became associated with J. R. Coumbe as partner, and established the business of Logan & Coumbe. He was appointed postmaster in 1880 and has served as town treasurer. Lived in Excelsior, Richland Twp, Richland Co, WI.
9. JACOB A. LOGAN, b. September 04, 1848, Janesville, Rock Co, Wisconsin; m. HATTIE RHODA HAZEN, August 29, 1888, Richland Center, Richland Co, WI.(father George K. HAZEN)in 1912 they lived Muscoda, Grant Co, Wisconsin
10. WILLIAM LOGAN, b. Abt. 1853, Wisconsin.
...AND 2 more children I have, as yet, not found.
I would love to exchange info with anyone who has links to these families.
Janice W932@aol.com
Sue Prifogle Otte Thu Feb 5 16:38:52 1998
I would be ecstatic to exchange info about the JOSLIN, SKINNER, and THOMPSON families (and any related families) who lived & passed through Richland Co (circa 1850s to today) and/or exchange info and history with any present or past resident of YUBA, Richland Co.
I live in Indiana and have visited Richland Co three times! I love it!! Thanks! Sue Prifogle
MICHAEL HARTZELL BARTOW Wed Feb 11 21:26:44 1998
Birth certificate reads born 12/20/48,know fater Robert Charles Bartow was adopted mothers' maiden name Mary Patricia Conley who made corrections to my birth certificate that were written in red ink in volume 45 page 8 born Richland center know father had an aunt name of delta swartz and a half brother william schwartz am trying to find out who my family is and the true corrections to my birth certificate as I just found out my father was adopted. Thank you
Marge Dulin Sun Feb 15 13:05:15 1998
I am looking for information about the MCBAIN family who lived in Richland County the latter half of the 1800's. Gilbert MCBAIN was granted a patent to land in Richland County in 1854 and paid taxes on it that year. He also died in Ohio the same year. I know that several of his sons later lived in Wisconsin, probably in Richland County. These included Duncan, b. before 1834, Peter, b. 1843, and James, b. 1839. James MCBAIN died in Bloom, Richland Co., in 1905. Gilbert's grandson (my great-grandfather) died in Vernon County but was buried in Richland Co. in 1899. Any information about any MCBAINs living in Richland or the surrounding counties would be greatly appreciated.
Marqel Breedlove Fri Mar 6 21:00:37 1998
Looking for information about John Maly's b. 5/24/1864 siblings. Also looking for information about his father and mother Anthony W. Maly b. 1836 and Catherine E. (Maly) b. 1844 Also any other history before them
Kim S. Truro Mon Mar 9 13:29:20 1998
Seeking more information on the parents of Beuford N. Hall, who was born in Richland County, WI on July 3, 1901. His parents were Leonard Hall and Anna Morgan, both apparent Wisconsin natives. Would like any additional information you could provide about these people. Thank you.
LINDA WILLIAMS Sat Mar 14 13:08:30 1998
I'm looking for any information on the families of Captain Barron Stofer and Minnie Shireman Stofer who resided in Richland Center. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Linda Stofer Williams
P Jones Sat Mar 14 13:24:05 1998
Marshall W. McCoy Wed Mar 18 18:50:48 1998
Seek desc. of William Wheeler & Mary Catherine Windland of Monroe Co. OH & Richland Co. WI. They had ch. Mary, Catherine, Jacob born c. 1814 md. Thankful... ; John Windland (7 June 1810-PA- d. 1892-Richland Co.) md. Rachel King- 1829 Monroe Co. OH and Jesse. Mary Catherine was my 3GGAunt.
Marshall W. McCoy
416 Summit Ave. E. #202
Seattle, WA 98102-4845
G. Garner Sat Mar 21 20:11:11 1998
I am looking for information on my Paternial Great Grand Parents who were living in near Blue River Wisconsin during the 1880's. My G Grandmothers maiden name was Sarah Beebe I do not know my G Grandfathers first name other then his last name was Garner. He had several brothers one who was called Doc. They had seven children Sylvester, Perry, Leota, Cora, Bessie Stella, and Dottie. I am Also looking for my Grandmothers Family. The Family name was Wheaton. He married Abigail Crandall and the Had seven children. Carrie, Everette, Bulah, Liza, Mary, Nora, and Ella. Any Help would be greatly appreicated as I am home bound and unable to travel. Thanks.
Linda Williams Thu Mar 26 16:47:59 1998
Looking for any information about the STOFER, SHIREMAN and DURNFORD families who lived in Richland Co. at the begining of the 20th century.
Darin Council Sun Mar 29 10:49:57 1998
Looking for information on Alexander MCCAULEY, born 12 Aug 1800 in Ireland, died 8 Oct 1897 in Rockbridge. Settled in Janesville in 1849, and moved to Rockbridge in 1859.
Trudy Spanier Fri Apr 3 10:24:02 1998
JOHN WESLEY PRICE b.8-11-1843 Randolph Co, IN d. 1-6-1933 ID. Marr: 4-27-1866 Valton,WI to MIRIAM ELIZABETH PICKERING daughter of ELIJAH PICKERING AND JULIA ANN DENNIS. MIRIAM b.12-8-1851 IN d.5-15-1889 NE. Children: LESTER ALSON PRICE b.1868;LYDIA ALICE PRICE b. 1869;CHARLES ABNER PRICE b.1872;LAURA ARMINTA PRICE b. 1873; JENNIE EURETTA PRICE b. 1876; MARY ELLEN PRICE b.9-1-1878;EMMA JEANNETTE PRICE b. 1881. This family lived in Westford TWP, Richland Co. from 1877-1883. Any information on the above people welcome. Does anyone have access to the 1880 census for WI? Thanks. Trudy Spanier 2781Kauhikoalani Place Haiku, HI 96708-5896
Pat Turner Tue Apr 7 16:17:02 1998
Looking for any relatives of a John FABER who died May 27, 1874 in Muscoda after being thrown from a wagon he drove for Postel and Huppler. Broke his neck. Was from Germany. His remains were sent to relatives in Bear Creek, Richland County, Wisconsin. Thanks in advance. Pat Turner
Pat Turner Tue Apr 7 16:24:38 1998
Looking for any relatives of Laura Maria WALPORT, born about 1881 in Richland Center, Richland County, Wisconsin. Parents are Joseph WALPORT (no dob/pob or dod/pod known) and Margaret MALTER (no dob/pob orf dod/pod known). Thanks in advance. Pat Turner
Karen Clinton Wed Apr 8 10:23:05 1998
Looking for information on John C. CLINTON m. Sarah E.WHITTAKER abt 1880 owned land in Richland Co. son was Archie C. CLINTON b. 1889 in Wisconsin m. Martha HAACK b.1888 Wisconsin.
craig albrechtson Sun Apr 19 15:20:10 1998
I am seeking any information on the family of John Ernest Snyder, B:1816 in Penn, Died 1905 in Bloom City. He had two wive's, the first was Mary Ann Polk who died in 1860, the second was Margaret Zimmerlee. He had 15 children, 10 with his first wife and 5 with his second. He was a resident of Richland Co for many years and I would like to trade info with anyone interested.
Judy Howard Sun Apr 26 09:33:28 1998
I'm looking for information re: Oliver ROSS, reported to be the first physician to locate in Excelsior, WI. He was born Mar 17, 1834 in PA? OH. In 1864 he moved to this area. His wife Amanda AGIN was a teacher in the WI wilderness. Looking for Henry COLLINS b. Apr 27, 1827 in Ohio. Henry married Mary DAWSON, they moved to Richland Center in 1851, he served as assessor and justice of the peace. The Collins were possibly associated with the Metodist church. Anything relating to these families would be appreciated. Judy
Lori Berg Mon Apr 27 20:27:04 1998
I am looking for more information on John MANNING born abt. 1812 in Ireland. Married Catherine ?? Their children: Michael, John, Timothy and Patrick. Patrick MANNING married Hannora BURKE. Their children: Kate and Timothy Theron. Timothy Theron MANNING was born July 7, 1878. January 14, 1904 he married Lydia Mae LEFFLER. They had 10 children. All of these people lived in Richland County.
William Jones Fri May 1 18:10:40 1998
I am looking for any info.( birth,death,land records) on ISAAC MINARD born in England around 1807 with wife ELIZA(BETH?) MINARD born in England 1803 and a son ALFRED MINARD born in Enland around 1850 along with his wife ROSELLA MINARD ( do not know maiden ) born in Maine USA 1852. They all appearedin 1870 census Willow township,RICHLAND CO. Richland center. I have census of them until 1920. ISAAC & ELIZA both died between 1880 and 1900.ISAAC and ALFRED were both farmers in the area, ALFRED worked his farm from 1870 until 1900`s,along with his sons CHARLES, ALEXANDER, ELMER. Until ELMER went to Monroe Co. ,Glendale Town. My grandfather( WILLIAM L. JONES) appeared on CHARLES MINARDS farm in Willow township, Richland Co. 1910. Any help is appreciated.
Carol Fletcher Anderson Sun May 3 09:07:22 1998
I am interested in finding information on William A. Ladd born about 1819,Vt married Mary M. Sprague born 1824, Vt.Very tall 6'7 1/2"He was killed in Dayton, Richland Center by a falling tree on November 29, 1871. How could I find information about his parents, his will, etc.? Their daughter Aris married George Grimshaw there, and their daughter Lida Ritchie was postmistress of Richland Center for some time.

Jared Knapp Wed May 13 08:47:48 1998
I would like to get in touch with anyone who might be related to the Newberry families of Richland County. My earliest ancestor there was Dewitt Clinton Newberry (1852-1908). He married Charity Luella Glandon in 1885 and had Earnest Alvin, Cora Emmiline, Victor Leonard, Anna Armilda Mae, Charles William, Ada Belle, Lena Edith, and Robert Marion. Dewitt Newberry was born in Lockport, Illnois, as was his brother Kenton, who also lived in Richland County and their father, Albin, was born in New York.


Vicki Fri May 22 21:09:08 1998
Miranda Minerva Alling b. Aug 19 1852 in Richland Co., WI. Her parents were: ALLING, Edward b. 1822 in Ohio, and her mother, DEAN, Elizabeth Jane or Eliza b. 1822 in Ohio. Other ALLING children were: Flora, Cordelia, Laura Charlotte, Josephine M, and Edward.

Williams - Fry - McCumber - Lowery - Smelcer - Dobson - Vance - Dary - Ewing - Silver(s) - Turner - Griffin

Scott Thomson Sun May 24 22:13:32 1998
Seeking descendants on my Fry, McCumber, Smelcer and Williams lines in Richland Co., and the associated families listed above. Direct ancestors who lived in Sylvan Twsp., Richland Co. (or "over the border" in Clayton Twsp. Crawford Co.) were:
Lewis and Mary (Kirkpatrick) Williams
Solomon and Eliza (Ogden) McCumber
Philip Harmon and Mary Ellen (Thompson) Fry
George Washington and Barbara (Smelcer) Fry
Lewis Philip and Mary Almeda (Williams) Fry
Scott Thomson Whitehall, WI


Erma Stevenson Mon May 25 14:27:55 1998
James CLARK and his wife Rachel came from Columbiana County, Ohio in 1856 and settled in Richaland County. They had nine children. I have only four of them Martha, Rachel, William, and Lymun.
Peter HEBERT and his wife Sesti came from East Canada. Their son Peter married Martha Clark in 1861. Other children were Collin Hebert, Lewis, and Joseph. Any connection to what you are researching?


J. Nerby Wed May 27 12:19:57 1998
Would like to find out more about these families from the Richland and Grant counties in Wisconsin...Is there a Historical Museum that has files with newspaper clippings and such info in either of these counties? And how can I get in touch with them or visit the site. Thanks ...Please email me at packrena@aol.com


S. Dorgan Thu May 28 10:14:42 1998
Looking for information on Susan DORGAN born June 1887, d. Aug 1972. Lived in Bloom City, Richland WI. Any info appreciated.


S. Dorgan Thu May 28 10:16:49 1998
Looking for information regarding William DORGAN born 22 Sep 1921, died Oct1987. Lived in Bloom City, Richland WI. Any info appreciated.


Karla Staudt Thu Jun 4 11:53:48 1998
I am looking for someone with information on Asa Manley m. to Joanna living in Richland County, Wisconsin about 1860, at that time had at least two children. I have no other information but believe he is a brother to Phelps Manly b. 1829 in Tolland, Connecticut.


william jones Thu Jun 11 18:38:04 1998
New info on ISAAC An ELIZA (CHIVERS or SHIVERS) MINEARD, they are buried in Township of Willow,Richland Co. at Llyod Cemetary ISAAC`s life span 1811-1883 ; ELIZA`s life span 1804 or 06 -1889.
Does anyone know if thier are other MINEARD`s buried in the same cemetary and if so can you send me thier names? exp. ALFRED,CENITH (born 5/1870?); these are some of the other MINEARD`s if this gives you an idea. THANK YOU


Nancie Sun Jun 14 10:27:33 1998
Searching for all MUDICA connections. Victor Mudica was m. to Leona Powers.


GLORIA OLSON Mon Jun 15 15:21:59 1998
I am searching for information on my great great grandfather. His son was William. There appears to be old land grants to a James Clark in Richland County in 1860.

william Sat Jun 20 14:48:26 1998
Update on the MINEARD`s: FRED MINEARD born aug. 22, 1895 died Feb. 20, 1986, buried in Loyd Cemetery; a son of Charles and Barbara (HESS) MINEARD. He was married to EMMA ROBERTS/HESS on June 3, 1933. A printed copy of this info is in "The Co. Room " of the local Library ( Brewer Library, 325 N. central Ave. Richland Center, Wisc. 53581, attn Twylah Kepler. this info. was E-mail to me from Cliford Buck of Cazenovia, Wisc. A Big Thanks to him.

Margaret James Tue Jun 23 11:43:58 1998
I have a couple in Lloyd, Richland Co, Jesse L Wood born 15 Feb 1828, Hardin Co, OH, married 1/ 21 Aug 1856 Madison Twp, Richland Co, OH to Mary Neff, three children: John Franklin Wood b abt 1857, Barbara Louisa Wood b abt 1858, Hattie A Wood b May 1862. Mary (Neff) Wood was born 14 Dec 1830, Conestoga Twp, Lancaster Co, PA, died 25 Mar 1864, where? Jesse married (?) 2/ Elizabeth Hess abt 1865, resided in Buena Vista, Richland Co, WI on the 1870 census. Jesse died 20 Dec 1913 and is buried in the Loyd Cemetery, Loyd, Richland Co, WI.
I'm descended from Mary's sister, Keziah (Neff) Adams, and am seeking any information on Jesse, Mary, their children, etc.

Margaret James, 15445 Cobalt #172, Sylmar CA 91342, (818) 362-3368


William S. Jones Fri Jun 26 13:38:41 1998
Does anyone have any info. on the "Eastland Saw Mill Explosion " which occurred in at Loyd at about 1896 my g-grandfather was one of two survivors of that explosion and do you know if their was a photo of it?

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