May - Aug 1997 Richland County, Wisconsin Queries

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Rita A.[Wells] Jones Sat May 3 13:39:38 1997
Would like to find information on Great Grandparents. John Long b. 16 May 1844 in Ashland Co., Ohio, and Anne/Anna J. Essex b. ca.1840. They were married 30 June 1867, they had five children, John J., Ellura Odra, Bert, Mary, & Minnie. John died 18 Nov. 1910, Anne/Anna died 1916. Both are buried at Pleasant Ridge Cem., Township of Bloom, Richland Co., Wi. Also seeking info. on their children and grandchildren, Would like to find any living relatives. Need info on their parents.
Rita A.[Wells] Jones Sat May 3 13:48:14 1997
Would like to obtain a copy of obituary of George Wells died 10 January 1904. Buried East Pine River Cem., Yuba, Wi.
Susan Cook Sat May 10 08:06:24 1997
Looking for information on Michael Killion and his daugher, Amelia Killion Cherry(spouse of Joseph Cherry). They are found in the Richland county, WI 1850 census.
Jan Walker Fri May 23 19:30:26 1997
EDWARDS, THOMAS J. I have a land document that says he is from Richland Co., WI, dated June 1859. THOMAS J. EDWARDS was born 1818 on a ship between Wales and NY. He married a woman named Chloe ? and they had the following children:
Gayle Manion Fri May 23 10:14:46 1997
Looking for info on O. Nels Dray b.1846 m.Jennie Barto and Robert Dray b.1820 m.Elizebeth Parsons believed to have died in Richland county.
Gayle Lane McLeod Mon May 26 05:12:17 1997
Where is Hiram Moses Hadley buried. Died 15 July 1895, West Lima, Richland Co., WI; Daughters were Clarissa Elizabeth Seely

Brian Sprecher Mon May 26 13:19:37 1997
I am researching the Bohnsack and Hehenberger families for the Sauk City area. In particulre my Greatgrand Parents were: John C. Bohnsack 1876 to 1969 and Rose T. Hehenberger 1880 to 1958. I am looking to find their parents who were also from the Sauk City area. They may be: Carl Bohnsack & Sophi Bonsack (?) & Ferdinan and Elizabeth Henenberger. They are believed to be buried in Sauk City but I can not find any information in checking the records. The first names of both greatgreat grandparents may be wrong since my grandmother is unsure of them. Please contact me via email or at:
Brian Sprecher 94 Mayflower
Gayle Manion Fri May 23 10:14:46 1997
Looking for info on O. Nels Dray b.1846 m. Jennie Barto and Robert Dray b.1820 m.Elizebeth Parsons believed to have died in Richland county.
Larry Phalin Tue Jun 10 16:26:43 1997
I am researching all NOVY and HYNEK families in Richland Co and Vernon Co, plus many other Czech names. Primarily in Bloom and Henrietta Twp, Vernon Co, Greenwood, Hillsboro, and Union Twp at Vernon Co. Thanks Larry Phalin
Deb Tue Jun 10 12:11:27 1997
Looking for the ancestors of Christine Whitzel, born in Keysville, Wisconsin, on February 2, 1866 and John Huebsch, born also in Wisconsin, on December 8, 1866. They married in Wisconsin and had seven children; Josephine, 6/16/1891; Lanie, 1/20/1896; Al, 2/2/1898; Philip, 6/13/1904, and Leo, 5/28/1906. Moved to South Dakota, but not sure when. Someplace in here the Carberry surname fits in, but not yet sure where. Any help would be appreciated.
Bob Gruentzel Thu Jun 12 09:40:56 1997
Looking for information on Gruntzel or Gruentzel, possibly in Richland.
Alice Stilwell Mon Jun 23 12:24:16 1997
BRUNI, Jacob. Came from Switzerland in late 1800 to New Glarus WI. Marriage certificate shows a Frederick BRUNI as a witness. Looking for information on both of these.
R.Bangsund Sun Jun 29 19:15:25 1997
HENTHORN - The Henthorn family owned a store in Sylvan, Wisconsin. Some of the names were Stephen and Sarah Henthorn, their son Washington Henthorn. Washington's wife was Mary "Polly" Martin Henthorn. I am willing to share info. The dates are around 1850-1875.

Sharon Foree Sun Jun 29 22:27:44 1997
William SHAY and wife Eliza N. LOTT SHAY were in Richland Co, by 1854, when they bought land. Then on 1860 census in Richland Co, with children:
William B. born 1854, Wilmot Warren born 1857, Wallace or Walter born 1859. (Walter born 1861 and Imogene born 1862-4). By time Imogene is born, they are in Kansas and 1870 census has William SHAY on railroad, without his family. Where was Eliza? Eliza's family (LOTT) was also in Wisconsin. Would like to correspond with any SHAY/LOTT relatives.
Sharon Foree
Cheri Murders Fri Jul 4 10:40:42 1997
SPEARS, WILLIAMSON, DAVIDSON, TOMANS Interested in any information and possibly descendants of the above names???
James S. SPEARS and Hannah are listed in the 1880 census of Rockbridge, Richland Co, Wisconsin Hannah as "wife", 48 years old born in Ohio, her death certificate has Secil SPEARS listed as father. James is listed as 61 years old, born in New York Their daughter, Luella M. SPEARS, married John J. WILLIAMSON other daughter Mary Lucinda SPEARS married Charles Franklin DAVIDSON. Hannah's son Homer TOMAN married Jennie L.DAVIDSON (Charles sister) Homer's father was listed as Mathias TOMAN all children were married in Richland County. Mary died in 1899, buried in Rockbridge Cemetery, what happened to the other children, and their spouses? I was told by my grandmother (Pearl Mae BELL) that after John died Luella remarried to a DAVIDSON, and that they grew up next dorr to each other. That would mean she married Charles??? I haven't been able to locate a marriage record for this. Was Hannah's maiden name SPEARS? John J. WIALLIAMSONS mother was possibly a Mary SPEARS, who was married to J.N. WILLIAMSON.
I'm at a stumbling block, any information would be very much appreciated!! Thank you very much
John Donaker Fri Jul 4 14:39:50 1997
Looking for information on Edward BLAKEMAN, who lived in Westford Twp, Richland County in 1900, along with his wife Florence, their six children, and his father, William. Edward was a blacksmith. He and his wife later moved to Sauk County. Please send information to me at
Tom Green Mon Jul 28 11:31:45 1997
Looking for any HICKS, LEE, or BLOYER researchers in Grant Co, or surrounding Counties in Wisconsin, circa 1850's to present.
Glenda McCarthy Sat Aug 2 03:06:58 1997
Martin Barnhardt THINGVOLD (b. 1874 Dokka, Norway) married Bertha CURLESS. Their children- Elmer (b. Nov. 19, 1901), Lilly Ann (b. Feb. 6, 1904), and Carl were all born in Richland County. I am looking for more information on Bertha and her family. Thanks in advance. :)
Judy Comer-Schultz Tue Aug 12 12:22:59 1997
We are researching COMER (sometimes spelled COMAR) who came t Juneau Co from Ireland. There was a PETER, PATRICK, and WILLIAM according to Land records. Peter had a son, also Peter, who was a prominent pharmacist, married to ALICE LANE, daughter of JEDEDIAH. LEO and MAURICE were Peter and Alice's sons - a son ALBERT died as a child. LEO married HELEN WILLIAMS - daughter of a railroad family, HARRY or WILLIAM WILLIAMS- looking for any connections to COMER, COMAR, WILLIAMS, or LANES - There were connections to families: Fitzpatrick and Hunt, according to cemetery stones - a Mary Ann Fitzpatrick - don't recall name of old cemetery - near Mauston - had stones dating back to 1790s - may have been Necedah or Lindina

Jim Williams Thu Aug 14 20:54:18 1997
John Ghering died in Keyesville, Richland Co., WI,1866, married Catherine who died in 1884.Their son William Ghering settled in a logging camp in Richland Co. William married Mary Ann Knight. William and Mary had several children, one of them named Nora V. Ghering. Nora was born 1888 in Richland Center, Richland Co., WI. The dutch name Ghering had other spellings.
Lynn Heath Mon Aug 25 07:31:50 1997
I am looking for information on PARFREYS and BACONS. Our 3 greats uncle was Robert PARFREY (1816-1883)for whom Parfreys Glen in Sauk co. is named after. His brother Edward H. PARFREY (1808-1868)had grist mills in Milwaukee and at Token Creek. Edward is our 3 greats grandfather. I am looking for anyone who would know who their parents were-Robert and Edward were both born in England. We are the decendents of Edward's son Youngs PARFREY(1841-1879)who married Elizabeth COPPERNALL and their son Charles Ralph PARFREY born in Richland co. (1877-1942)who married Lydia BACON. Lydia was born in Crawford co.(Her parents were Edward and Clara HOLDEN BACON.) Have info we would share.
Barbara A. Smythe Tue Aug 26 18:15:23 1997
SMYTHE, Charles M b May 1862, Richland Center, Richland, WI. Father J.D. Smythe mother Elizabeth Williams both b WI. Charles married Almeda Boring 1895 in Piatt, IL, said on his marriage record that he was from Racine, WI. Need any Smythe family information.
Larry Cobb Richardson Tue Aug 26 19:11:50 1997
Seeking information on the sons, and their families, of Zacheus and Sally Richardson. John, William, Daniel, George, etc., moved to Henrietta Twp, Richland Cty. abt. 1868.

Charles A. Barker Thu Aug 28 12:16:23 1997
John DAY b. 1800 KY, d. 27 Oct 1856 in Richland Co., WI; md. 17 Aug 1820 in Floyd Co., KY to Martha "Patsy" FRALEY. She b. 4 Jul 1804 in VA, d. 25 Jan 1881 in Dresbach, MN. I have a lot of material on the FRALEY family. I need info on this family. Will exchange info.

James Hernan Sat Aug 30 12:56:44 1997
I am searching for any information on Dennis HERNAN/Heenan /Herman/Heenan/Herran; lived in Richland Co. and Rock Co. 1855-1863 b. Co. Offaly Ire. D. abt 1863, Rock Co. WI m. Catherine Buckley abt 1857

John Corn Sat Aug 30 16:46:25 1997
I am looking for any information regarding the PUTNAM family. I believe the family arrived in Richland Co. around 1860-65. Specifically I am interested in GEORGE WASHINGTON PUTNAM (b. ~ 1839/1840) and/or his son, ABRAHAM LINCOLN PUTNAM (b. Richland Center, March 24, 1871.
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