Jul - Dec 2001 Queries
Richland County, Wisconsin

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Walton J. Sullivan Tue Jul 10 07:36:46 2001
My gggrandfather James GERRITY b c 1820 m Mary GORMAN and settled in the Richland Center area. It appears when he came to Wisconsin from Ireland there were already many GERATY relatives there. 1860 Crawford Co census indicates James was a farmer. James was killed abt 1863. His daughter Mary GERRITY married Daniel ADNEY b 1838 in Blue River, WI. Daniel and Mary (GERRITY) ADNEY raised a large family in Wisconsin. Mary (GORMAN) GERRITY and some of her children moved to Carbondale, Scranton areas of Pennsylvania. It also appears that there were quite a few GORMAN in Wisconsin related to the GERRITY-GORMAN line. Many of the GORMAN folks also moved to the Carbondale, Scranton areas of PA. One of the cousins was Msgr Walter A. GORMAN. After James GERRITY was killed Mary GORMAN GERRITY married a HAMMEL. Mary's mother was Mary Mc NALLY.

Looking for any information on the above lines. Please email me at wsullivw@aol.com


Jeanne WALLENDAL JESSIE Sat Jul 14 17:30:29 2001
Searching Deloss (Delos) LYONS born 25 Jan 1819, married to Diana HAMBLON born 15 Jan 1822. Daughter Mary LYONS born 11 Nov 1836, married 23 Oct 1863 to Dennis (Denis) COLVIN born 7 Dec 1833/1834. Any information would be appreciated.


Diane Sun Jul 15 14:38:24 2001
Would anyone happen to have photos of the Henry MILLER plot in Coumbs cemetery? With him are Elizabeth F., Josephine, Margeret, R. M., and Sarah C.


Diane Sun Jul 15 14:42:35 2001
I am interested in sharing/receiving info from anyone researching these families who resided in the Richwood and Eagle townships of Richland County, WI. We have a collection of headstone photos also, if this might be of interest to those unable to visit Richland County in person.


Mike Walsh Wed Jul 18 14:50:53 2001
I am interested in obtaining information on the WALSH family that lived in Richland Center in the late 1800's. My grandfather, Peter WALSH, was one of several brothers (I believe nine in total) most of whom became engineers. Peter traveled to South Africa where he married and raised two sons before returning to the U.S. following WWII and settling in Southern California. I understand that some of the other brothers moved to Alaska.


Kathleen Fri Jul 20 11:55:53 2001
Looking for an 1858 marriage record for Thomas ROACH and Johanna BROWN. Both born in Limerick, Ireland. Married probably somewhere in Wisconsin. Later moved to Chicago where they both died in the 1870s. Thanks for any help!


Karen Barrett Sun Jul 22 11:17:36 2001
I am looking for any info on Martha Jane HUNTER, born 3/19/1858 and died 4/21/1923. Her father's name might be William. She married Aaron CRANDELL. She was my Great-grandmother. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Ed Hall Mon Jul 23 15:37:15 2001
Looking for descendants of Peter PETERSON and his wife Bella MELLEN (Millin)who farmed near Cazenovia, Richland Co WI in 1884. In March of that year their son Elick married Julia (Gunhilda) SLINDE of Westport Dane Co WI. She was the daughter of Hans Nelson of Slinde farm Sogndal Norway. Am most interested in what happened to Elick as his wife Julia is said to have died in Dec 1884.


Susan Larkin Mon Jul 23 19:29:17 2001
Looking for information on the antecedents of Alvah CULVER, 1811-1885, or Peter LLOYD, 1810-1881. Also anyone else researching any of these names from Richland and Iowa counties.


Mamie Kroning Wed Jul 25 10:42:54 2001
My great great great Grandmother and Grandmother, Simon BLAKE and Mary (AMBROSE) BLAKE are buried in Oak Ridge cemetery. While at my brother, Joe HALVERSON's home for a wedding of his daughter, I decided to find the grave. While comparing the maps for his home and the cemetery, I discoved they both to be on Oak Ridge Road, near the town on Orion. To my surprize, a small cemetery was located on the edge of his property. The gravestones were in shambles and I was unable to read the inscriptions on them. Was I in the correct place? After all these years is it really possible that my brother actually now owns the land that his Great Great Great Grandparents are buried on? He constructed a new home and has lived at this address for about one year. I noticed there to be 5 headstones. Are you able to tell me if this is Oak Ridge cemetery on this property and if so, who lies beneath the 5 headstones, other than Simon and Mary BLAKE? I know they had lost 2 children in infancy and am also wondering if this could be their graves? Please let me know asap, as I am putting together a family history and have been in total awe to think that what I feel to be true is really so. Thank you for your help. Mamie Kroning


Donna Santy Wed Aug 1 06:26:13 2001
Looking for any information on James QUEEN born 1859 in Richland, Wisc. Married Elizabeth Melvina BERKSHIRE. Any information would be helpful. James QUEEN is my great grandfather.


Lenore Brown Wed Aug 1 23:00:26 2001
I am looking for Lydia Lucille GRAY. She lived in Richland Center area in the 1860s. Would like to hear from anyone knowing anything about her.
E-mail me at cybrgen@mhtc.net Thank you.


Lorene Strano Sat Aug 4 12:12:40 2001
Elijah WILLIAMS and wife Elizabeth (DUNBAR) WILLIAMS are buried someplace in Richland Co. 1860 census records show them in Richland Co., Town of Westford, WI, Post Office Cazenovia. Their children: James, Ellen, Nancy, Manuel/Emanuel, Orange/Orin, Martha, Elijah Harris, Melijsa Jane, George R., Silas Edward, Sirus Albert and Sarah. Ellen married William Henry JACKSON, and his parents, William Henry JACKSON, Sr. and Nancy Ann MOORE Cooper JACKSON, are also buried in Wisconsin. JACKSONs were in Sauk Co., WI. Woodland census in 1870 Elijah died 1872. Would like to find graves and descendants. Any information appreciated. I am at a dead end.


Querita (Fry) Dunnavant Sat Aug 4 16:08:58 2001
Looking for info on James C. FRENCH, who migrated to Richland County, Wisconsin from Greene County, Tennessee. There are lots of FRENCH's out there, but I just don't know where he fits in, and have no information on his ancestors.

James C. FRENCH, b. 11-11-1823, Greeneville, Greene County, TN.; d. 2-4-1909. married Margaret LONAS 12-29-1841. Margaret, b. 9-29-1823; d. 10-28-1886 children: Caroline, Darwin P., Eb, Wesley, Henry, Stephen A., Sallie C., Martha, John W., Margaret, & William James.

I would appreciate any help!!!

Also have photo of James FRENCH, copy of deed to property for Concord Church and Cemetery in Richalnd County-signed by James and Margaret (LONAS) FRENCH, photos of log house he built, etc... as well as other family photos of FRY line for those interested, including John Henry Fry.

THANKS!!! Querita (Fry) Dunnavant


Lue Sun Aug 5 21:29:14 2001
Need information on Margaret ROSS, died in Richland Co, about 1872. Anything would be appreciated. Lue


Charles Smith Fri Aug 10 20:47:24 2001
I would like to correspond with anyone having information on the OELKE and BURWITZ families. My previous query on this site had a incorrect e-mail, so try me again if you did before.


rick hale Thu Aug 16 16:23:30 2001
Hi Fred PAULS had a dairy farm and was a bank president there. I'm his great nephew. I'd like all the names of his ancestors. We think his Grandfather homesteaded from Germany. Thanks. Also my Granma Una PAULS married Earl HALE there. Any info on Earl HALE's ancestory would be great. He fought in WW1.


Jo Ann Carter Sat Aug 18 12:20:07 2001
Looking for any TOPTINE family. My father was Glenn Donald TOPTINE and his parents were; Orville Austin TOPTINE and Mary Elizabeth SHORT.


ROBERT BEESON Sat Aug 18 17:48:54 2001
Seeking death/burial location/next of kin info for William Meredith BEESON


Brenda Tue Aug 21 18:23:53 2001
I am looking for a photo of Barbara Catherine FRY daugh. of Adam FRY and Margaret (SMELCER) FRY. Hoping that Barnara's siblings families might have a family photo that she would be in. thanx


Cindy Wills Thu Aug 23 05:04:00 2001
Daniel Webster GRAY and his sisters, Sarah (GRAY) PRATT, wife of Richard, and Phoebe (GRAY) FOURMAN/FORMAN lived in Richland County, WI from about 1853-? I'm looking for the birth dates,places, death date and place for Sarah and Phoebe and their parent's names.


Lori Thu Aug 23 08:54:23 2001
Looking for info on John Henry HAYES and wife Anna Olestead. She may have died in Richland Co, around 1902. They had two children. Earl T. HAYES and Clarence Fay HAYES.


Allan Dean Gillingham Fri Aug 24 20:24:22 2001
Looking for the birth record of my Grandfather, L G FERGUSON. I think he was born around Woodstock. My mother was born in 1906 so I would guess he would have been born about 1880.


Allan Dean Gillingham Fri Aug 24 20:26:30 2001
Looking for the birth record of my Grandmother, My mother was born in 1906 so I would guess She would have been born about 1880.


Debbie Sun Aug 26 09:55:42 2001
Looking for info on Jeremiah WOODMAN, who married Cynthia DILLIN in New York crossed by ship to Milwaukee then moved to Richland county ,Susan WOODMAN married James FLYNN any info appricated.


DARLENE WEST FINCH Mon Aug 27 08:26:11 2001
I want information on my g g grandparents, James L ROCKWELL and Sarah (KENDAHL) PILSONBERGER. I believe James ROCKWELL's father was also James ROCKWELL. I can not find a death record or where either James ROCKWELL, James L ROCKWELL or Sarah ROCKWELL were buried. I would appreciate any other information I can get on this family
Darlene Finch


Connie (Bohatta) Hoffmeyer Wed Sep 5 14:36:03 2001
I'm looking for information on my grandfather Josef (Joseph) BOHATA (BOHATTA after he came to the US). He married Marie HALLER and had a brother Frantisek and sisters named Rose and Marie. Frantisek married Anna KRCH, Marie married Anton KRCH and Rose married a man by the name of HRUSKA. Several of the family settled in Yuba when they first came here.


Janet Paige Mon Sep 10 21:19:12 2001
Madge EASTLAND was a prominent socialite in Richland Center in 1882. She passed away in August 1954. She attended school in Sextonville. When she married W. M. (Woody) WATERS she resided in Richland Center where they had a jewelry store. She was involved with the Richland Center's Federation of Women's clubs. She served on the library board, hospital board, park board. She was interested also in the Shakespeare club. Her parents where David and Mary EASTLAND. I would greatly appreciation any information about Madge and/or David and Mary EASTLAND.


Karolyn Simpson Thu Sep 13 17:07:37 2001
I'm searching for information on Emeline BAILEY (daughter of David Dixon BAILEY & Elizabeth MORTON, born 1836 Danville, IL), married Samuel W. HILL (son of James HILL) September 1857 in Monroe, WI. The marriage license lists Samuel's residence as Richland County, WI and occupation as farmer.


Sue Schafer Sat Sep 15 17:14:19 2001
I am looking for my great grandfather's sister and brother-in-law. Their names are Anton and Marie DEDERICH. I have letters from them written in the 1870's indicating they lived in Bear Valley, WI. They had a daughter named Margarethe. I have letters from her too which indicate the names of other DEDERICHs: Peter, Adolf and Tony. I know that Anton originally moved to Dane County when he came from Germany and later moved to Bear Valley. I don't have any of the exact dates. Could someone check census records for these folks? I should add that a relative (possibly a daughter of Margarethe DEDERICH) married into the SCHMITZ family which operated the Bear Valley Creamery. I have many old letters from the SCHMITZ family. I don't see any indications that the Creamery still exists.
Thank you, Sue from Seattle


ShaLeah Wed Sep 19 21:11:29 2001
Looking for great grandparents: William Homer ALLABACK & Charlotte "Lottie" (LEWIS) ALLABACK. Or James W. HARPER & Lida (GOBIN) HARPER. or Thomas James HARPER & Charlotte Marie ALLABACK.
Mrs. Lottie ALLABACK died 3/29/1956 in Richland Center, Wisconsin. Mr. Thomas James HARPER, died 7/20/1908 in Tavera, Richland Center, Wisconsin.
Please help me!! Thank you, Sha


H.A. Kippenhan, Jr. Thu Oct 4 15:48:25 2001
I am interested in finding any information anyone might have about the descendants of Omer EWING and his wife Bernice STARKEY. He died in 1958, she in 1979.
She was the daughter of Edward E. STARKEY and Mary J. CLAIR.
Best regards - Kipp -


Joni Leffler Sat Oct 13 17:29:34 2001
Seeking burial records for Mary JEWELL, who died in Richland Co., WI on 7-15-1914. She was married to William JEWELL at the time of her death. He died on 5-27-1915 and is probably buried at the Bloom City Cemetery. I would like to find Mary's burial site and suspect that she is also buried in the Bloom City Cemetery. She was previously married to John KENT (Johan Knecht), who died on 11-27-1897 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Blue River, WI. A previous search of Greenwood Cemetery found no record of her there. Mary and first husband John KENT had 13 children and lived first in Jo Daviess Co., IL then in Byrd's Creek, Richland Co., WI. Any info. would be greatly appreciated! THANKS!


george mckee Thu Oct 18 08:55:43 2001
Looking for information about Henry BERGER b Prussia m Rebecca BERGER, in 1874 came to WI before 1880. Is there a death record? Are they buried there?


Dawn Walton Fri Oct 19 21:29:49 2001
Hiram H. WALTON from PA to Richland Co., WI b.1811 d.1891 married Sarah SLAUGHTER from IN to Richland Co., WI b. 1833 or 1835 d. 1902
Need to know there ancestors. Have a lot of their descendants.


Frank Wallace Fri Oct 19 22:39:03 2001
My ggrandfather was George WALLACE, a son of David WALLACE and Lydia HITCHCOCK. Where did David and Lydia raise their family and where are they buried? Also, George married Cynthia PRICE. Her parents were James PRICE and Nancy NEWBERRY. Where did they live and where are they buried?


Jean Gladem Sat Oct 20 10:31:59 2001
Looking for info on Addie COOPER (b) Indiana 1865 (d) Cottage Grove Wisconsin 1927. She married Frank Julius NEEFE (b)1861 Richland Co. (d) 1932 Cottage Grove, Dane County, WI. Any help on the COOPER line would be greatly appreciated.


Stanley Witz Sat Oct 27 19:41:46 2001
Looking for information on HAASE family living in Richland County (Ithaca) in and about 1863-1868. Fathers name Ernst William HAASE, wife Susanne Helena and children Ernst, Carl,Anna,Elizabeth,Susan and Emma. From there moved to Monroe County Wisc.Thank you. Will gladly exchange information - Email ~~ sandbwitz@hotmail.com


Rhonda Witberg Tue Nov 13 15:03:12 2001
Looking for information on Issac Thomas CAMPBELL and Mary Ann (GARNETT) and their children, William, Eva, Susan, Hattie, Adie, Edie and Charles. Have information on Susan who was my great great grandmother, but need information on her parents and siblings.
Thank you for any information and for answering my query.
Sincerely, Rhonda Witberg


Will Klein Sun Nov 25 17:41:49 2001
Hello, Ellura Odra WELLS is my Great Grandmother, I too an looking for like information.
Please contact me at honerz@execpc.com


Mary Sue Fickes Thu Nov 29 14:56:00 2001
I am researching my Granmother's GROSHONG family line. Her grandfather was Ansel GROSHONG. He was married in Canada in the mid 1800's. He married Cynthia Anna NIDA . They lived in Bluffton, OH where many of their 9 children were born. they later moved to Crow Wing County MN where they lived til Ansel's death before 1896.

After Ansel died Cynthia Anna NIDA married a Robert Monroe GROSHONG in Crow Wing County,Minnesota. I'm thinking this might have been Ansel's brother. Robert was born March 15, 1860 in Iowa. That would have made him about 10 years younger than Ansel. Robert and Cynthia Anna moved to Richland County Wisconsin after they married in Crow Wing Ct. MN.

I'm thinking Ansel and Robert were brothers because Ansel had two sons by the names of Robert and Monroe. I also noticed an Andrew J. GROSHONG and a Iona Ruth GROSHONG that lived in Richland County Wisconsin. Are they related to Robert Monroe?

If anyone has information on Robert or Ansel GROSHONG that would help me it would be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely, Mary Sue Fickes


Muriel Horner Fri Nov 30 16:24:52 2001
In May of 1854 my ancestor Ezer LIVINGSTON purchased three lots in the village of Port Andrew, Richland Co., WI. Where was this village located? He apparently never lived there as this land was included in his 1869 estate which was probated in Rock Co., WI.


Susan Weiland Srulowitz Sun Dec 2 01:18:51 2001
I'm trying to find the parents of John M STEWART and wife Susan (Susie) RENICK. John died in RC on 10-13-1923, and Susie died in RC on 1-15-1944. I have a photo of the RENICK family. It has Susie with three men, and one has a wooden leg. I am the granddaughter of their daughter Freda (STEWART) FERGUSON. Other children of John and Susie were Otto Wayne, Bernice, Norma, and a Down's Syndrome daughter named Willa. Any help with this line will be greatly appreciated.


Sara McGrath Mon Dec 3 23:42:26 2001
I'm researching the above listed surnames. Individuals include:
Anton NELSON, Benjamin Franklin BERNARD/BURNARD, Cora M POTTER, Daniel McGRAW/McGRATH, Jane RIGGS, Hugo BOEING, Frank Clyde FERGUSON, Samuel DICKASON, Mary JONES, Mary O WHITE, Elizabeth KLINGMAN.
Please email me or visit my website at http://bsaraann.accessgenealogy.com for more information.
Any information on these families would be appreciated. Thanks.


Lois Wed Dec 12 04:47:14 2001
I am trying to find the census records for Sextonville, Richland Co, WI. When I go to rootsweb.com it says Sextonville is in Richland Co, but when I go to Richland Co there is no Sextonville listed as a township. I am looking for Eli B. TREAKLE, his wife Mary Ellen Polly, and their children, Elmer, Ada Estella, and Benjamin Eli. My info says that when Mary Ellen died the children lived with a Daniel JANSKY family. Mary Ellen would have died in 1888. Is anyone familiar with any of these names?


betty Thu Dec 13 03:54:00 2001
Wondering if someone can help with 1910 Census Richland co. Neptune/Ithaca area, surname CANAAN, John.(Spelling may be CANNON.)


Lee Taylor-Elliott Fri Dec 28 12:47:42 2001
Looking for the relatives of Herman MICKELS and Gertude ESSER and relatives of Henry MICHELS and Catherine ESSER.


Dawn Walton Fri Dec 28 19:01:36 2001
Working on The DOSCH Family History...once again. Descendants of Jacob DRITT and Anna Mick (ROUSH) DOSCH. They migrated to Richland County, WI from Lower Windsor Township, York County, PA by way of wagon train in 1850. Jacob's parents are Christopher and Magdalena (DRITT) DOSCH. Children of Jacob and Mary are: John Christopher b.1842, Edward/Edmond b.1844, Mary/May Emma "Ella" b.1847 (married 1)TILLEY 2)MILLISON), Lewis Evans b.1848, William Henry "Boss" b.1850, George Elwood b.1854 d.1857, Diana Dritt b.1856 d.1870, Hale b.1858 d.1867, Eudora b.1862 (m.William "John" SLATER), James Culvin b.1864, Frederick b.1868.....If you have any info to share, please email me. Thanks.

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