Putnam County

Queries - Jan 1997 to Jun 1998

From: Sharon Welch 20 June 1998
I am looking for information on my ancestors Reinhart SINSEL and Catharine GUDY (also spelled GUTA, GULKTE, GOODY, and GUTHRIE) who were married in Illinois (probably Putnam County) between 1850 and 1860. I have found them in the 1860 Granville, Putnam County, Illinois Census showing Rhinehart SINSEL to be 33 years of age from Bavaria, Germany, and Catharine, age 33, along with two children, Anna, age 1, and Henry, age 1/12. Reinhart SINSEL was born in Bavaria, Prussia on 27 February 1827. He emigrated from Prussia c1857. One family story states that he had two brothers also living in America, one in New York, the other in Pennsylvania. Another states that four brothers arrived together in New York. He met and married Catharine GUDY in Illinois. Catharine was also born in Prussia but did not meet Reinhart until she arrived in the States. They had six children, all born in Putnam County, Illinois; Anna 1858, Henry 1860, John 1862, Mary 1864, Adam 1865, and Frank 1870. Any information you have on Sinsel's in America would be greatly appreciated!
From: Bette Stewart 3/10/98 15:09
Researching THOMAS family from Hennepin, IL. Specifically looking for info on Henry Calahill THOMAS (born Wilmington, VA) [b1825?-????] and his wife Julia TAGGART THOMAS [b1824-d1875]. Henry's father was John A. THOMAS. My great-grandfather(Henry's oldest son), Albert Lyle THOMAS [1847-1931] married Frances C. ZENOR [1849-1935]. I have the ZENOR/SEATON family history to cover her line.
From: The Neeses 4/29/98 10:46
Subject: ALLEN surname
I am looking for my gggg grandfather who was listed as a Revolutinary Patriot that is to be buried in the Magnolia Cemetery in Magnolia Twp, Putnam Co., IL. His name is Archibald ALLEN b. 1750/51 in Warsaw, VA. He died abt 1840 in Putnam Co., IL. He married Martha HATFIELD and had three sons: Dimit ALLEN, John ALLEN, and Eli ALLEN. His second wife was a Miss MAKLEHOR they had one son who is my ggg grandfather. If anyone knows of this family, I would appreciate any information you might have to give me, even if it is only to verify the location of the grave. Thank you. -Judy ALLEN NEESE- neesem@sprintmail.com
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 1998 01:24:45 EST
Searching for Sarah (Martindale)Blankenship b:1805 VA, m:ASA BLANKENSHIP. here in IN:1820,30,40,50,60,She in Marshall ILL.1876, d:1876 MARSHALL CO.IL. Will share information that I have, THANKS. Debbie.
Date: Tuesday, February 03, 1998 2:32 AM
If anyone requests info on the Cassell family of Putnam County, I have quite a bit. I've been researching the family for about 2 years. I also have some reference material on the history of the village of Florid, Toluca (Marshall co.) and quite a few old obits. Here's one that I thought might interest you. County Coordinators note: This gentleman is considered by many, the first permanent settler in what is now Putnam County. His family still resides in Magnolia and his GGGsons wife, Marge is the priemer Genealogical researcher in the county (IMHO) daVe TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLIC NEWSPAPER March 6, 1884 Captain Haws This venerable pioneer of Illinois passed away yesterday suddenly. He was seated at the dinner table, at his residence in Magnolia, Putnam Co., and had partaken of a harty dinner, when suddenly his head dropped, there was a shudder, and before the family, who were alarmed and jumped to his assistance, could get him to the bed he was dead.
Captain William Haws was born in Orange county, Va, Sept 23, 1800. He lived with his parents in Ohio until the age of 21; August 27, 1821, removed to Sangamon County, Ill., removing thence to his present residence in Putnam county, thence to Tazewell in 1826. He built the first log cabin between Ottawa and Washington. There were no white people then in that part of the country except a few Indian traders. Putnam county was organized at his house in 1831. He was one of the first grand jurors at the first term of court, which was held at the old trading house near Hennepin. Gov Ford was then prosecuting attorney of the district. He was Captain in the Black Hawk war of a company of state militia, as also took charge of a caravan going to Oregan in 1847. He has led a long and active life, having dug lead in Galena, gold in California and silver in Mexico. He owns nearly 2000 acres of land in Putnam and Marshall counties, a half section in Minnesota, most of it under cultivation. A kind wife and a number of sons and daughters survive the husband and father.
Date: Saturday, December 13, 1997 22:45:09
Subject: Henry Walls and Lucretia Fleece Walls Family
Henry WALLS and Lucretia FLEECE Walls were married in 1824 in Washington Co., Kentucky. They were in Washington Co., Kentucky in 1830. In 1835 they were in Fayette Co., Illinois. In 1850 they were in St. Clair Co., Illinois. They had six children, John, William, Moriah, Sarah, Emily and Pope. After the death of Lucretia FLEECE WALLS, Henry Walls married Viola Buckner in 1862. I would appreciate hearing from anyone researching the Walls of Illinois or Kentucky. Thank you, Billie J. Boyd
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 13:09:26 -0800
Researching THOMAS family from Hennepin, IL. Specifically looking for info on Henry Calahill THOMAS (born Wilmington, VA) [b1825?-????] and his wife Julia TAGGART THOMAS [b1824-d1875]. Henry's father was John A. THOMAS. My great-grandfather(Henry's oldest son), Albert Lyle THOMAS [1847-1931] married Frances C. ZENOR [1849-1935]. I have the ZENOR/SEATON family history to cover her line.
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 16:15:15 -0800
Where or who do I write and what is the the fee for a copy of a will on a ancestor who died in Granville in 1890. I asume that all the records are kept in Hennipin. Bill Gage
Carolyn Gang
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 97 21:28:13 +0000
Subject: William Wallace Thomas
Hi all! Need help for a friend that isn't on line yet. Researching William Wallace Thomas and his wife mary Agnus Reagan. Resided in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois late 1880-early 1900's. Anyone have any info on this couple. They had a son Harley Owen Thomas who was born April 1893 in Hennepin. Later relocated to Oklahoma. All help appreciated. THANKS Carolyn in Stillwater, OK
Judy McKinney Tue Jul 8 17:38:32 1997
Looking for info on Leslie Bowers EADES who supposedly was born in 1881 in Magnolia, Putnam Co., IL. He came with his family to Polk Co., MO. where he married Ella VILES in 1898. They had 2 children, and he then "ran off with a Society Lady" back to IL. He was supposedly a barber. He is said to have died June 14, 1949. Hopefully in Magnolia. The family doesn't seem to know exactly where he came back to about 1903 or so, but they assume it was to the area where he was born. Any 2nd family in this area? Or, anyone who can help me locate something about Leslie between 1903 and his 1949 death, in IL. Thanks. Judy
Sandy Dunavan
Seeking information on ancestors and descendants of William GOLDEN and his wife Octavia, who were in Magnolia, Putnam Co., IL by 1858. Their children included sons Charles and George, who were still in Putnam Co. during the Depression, and son John F., (b. 1858 in Magnolia), who married Minnie J. ELLIS (b. 1868 in Magnolia) in Ottawa, LaSalle Co.,IL in 1892, then moved to Lostant, LaSalle Co., IL. I'm also interested in the parents of Minnie J. ELLIS -- Abram ELLIS and Mahala BOWMAN. Both were said to have been born in OH; Abram is present by 1850 in Putnam Co. Mahala Bowman Ellis (1836-1895) died at her daughter Minnie's home in Lostant and is buried in there in the Hope Twp. cemetery in LaSalle Co. Please get in touch if you recognize any of these names and would like to trade information! Thanks, Sandy SDunavan@aol.com
Virginia L. Basford Thu Jun 26 15:14:52 1997
Searching for connection- Howard Baker born 1854 Magnolia, Illinois. Sisters Mary Baker, Fanny Eddingfield & one brother,Charles Baker. Would love to find family connection. Please E-mail me at VBasford@aol.com Thanks!
Mary Parish Thu Jun 19 04:53:24 1997
Where can I find enlistment papers for the Black Hawk War of 1832? I have a ancestor that served and would like copies if there are any.Thank You.
Matthew Porter Wed Apr 30 16:02:55 1997
Looking for people researching the BIRD, OWEN, and HENDRICKS lines in Marshall and Putnam counties. Robert and Rachel BIRD came to the Lacon area ~1830 from KY and left the area in 1847 in the Jordan Sawyer wagon train to the Oregon Territory. If you have any information about these lines please let me know so we can exchange information
(Stephanie and Matt Doane) 97-03-08 22:54:29 EST
I have just started to trace my family's history. I am looking for information on Franco and Maria Bosi. I know that Franco came to Standard with a mining company. I would like the name of the company and any other information. I also know that they died in Granville. Stephanie Doane
Donna Holland Wed Feb 12 18:50:08 1997
Researching Radle and related families of Putnam and LaSalle Counties, IL. Reuben Ashley Radle m'd Melissa Ann Patten in 1861, Putnam Co., IL. Their children were: Nellie who m'd Plummer Ong; Nira Jane who m'd William Timmons; Carl (Karl) who m'd Annis Barrass; Donald Arthur who m'd Ora Brokaw; and Reuben Alfonzo Radle (wife's name unknown). Would especially like to locate descendants of Nira who m'd Wm. Timmons, and Reuben Alfonzo Radle. Will share information.

Donna Holland Wed Feb 12 18:57:02 1997
Would like to exchange information with anyone researching Patten family lines. My ancestor was William Patten who m'd Jane Salisbury. They lived Putnam Co., IL by 1840. Their children were: Mary Jane who m'd Leonard Worrell' Melissa Ann who m'd Reuben Radle; James Albert who m'd (1) Laura Blanchford (2) Mary Bowman Moore; Sarah E. who m'd W. D. Ensminger; and Keziah Alice who m'd William Ralph. My line is from Melissa Ann who m'd Reuben Radle, but would like to learn more about the rest of this family.
linnea miller Sat Feb 15 21:59:43 1997
CASSEL, Wilhelm (William) b. 1784 Lebanon Co PA; d. 1862 Putnam Co ILL. Wife Elizabeth ? (1789-1851). Came to Putnam Co in 1839. Belonged to United Brethren Church in ILL. Both buried in Florid Cemetery, Putnam Co. Have info on family in PA to share. Interested in descendants of this family. Thank you!
Kathleen Rizer Mon Jan 27 16:41:18 1997
I am interested in the family of William Henry Kimber who was born and married in Putnam Co. He was born in 1856 and married Rachel Ann Marple in 1879. Several of his children were born in Putnam Co. These were Walter Kimber b. 1880, Charles b. 1882 and mary Lorena b. 1886. Would like death dates for the children and their spouses.
Date: 97-01-18 03:07:52 EST
James and Julian (Julia?) Wilson were married in l829 in Mason County, KY and are inthe l850 census in Putnam County, Illinois. They are not there in l860. One of their daughters, Elizabeth Ramsey died there in the l860's. Please contact me at cod3@juno.com or cod3@qnet.com Ruth Turner
Barbara Remmel
Sun Jan 12 07:48:27 1997
GRIMES. Am seeking parent names or any other information about James Knox Polk GRIMES b.09 Jul 1845 at Magnolia, Putnam County, IL. and had a brother, Jesse. James married Katherine MORROW on 7 May 1865 in Utica IN, and lived in Utica then Kansas after their marriage
Emily Sun Sep 15 16:43:13 1997
Seeking descendants of William STUDYVIN and Nancy WILLIAMS who came to IL ca 1828 from VA via OH. Ch: John (m. Ellinor --), Obediah (m. Cyntha Ann MUSICK), Mary (m. James GARVIN); Madison (m. Frances ELLIS); Jefferson (m.1st Amanda Melvina JOHNSON; m.2nd Catherine MYERS; m.3rd Ellen E. PARKER); Sarah (m. James G. FORRISTALL); Stephen (m. Nancy MERCER); Catherine (m. Greenberry W. HALL); William (pos. m. Sarah NEWBURN); Henry (m. Adaliza WILEY); and Leonard (m. Abigail Mullens). This family was in Sangamon, Putnam, Bureau, and Tazewell Cos, IL.
Dianne Croak
Fri Jan 3 18:51:24 1997
Need parents names of: SAMUEL KREIDER and KATHERINE REED, Samuel came with his parents to Fulton Co. in 1835 from Washington Co., PA. In census of Fulton Co. there is a George Kreider, and family in 1840. Samuel lived there until 1847. In 1849 he lived in Putnam Co., I assume he married in Fulton or Knox Co.,23 Jan.1844, to Katherine Reed, born in Park Co.,IND. She came to Knox Co. with her parents in 1836, but I think they relocated to Fulton Co. and lived out their lives there. I have an article from a history book in Washington Co., PA., That mentions a John Kreider that relocated from there to Fulton Co., ILL. in the 1830's, and died at the age of 84 as a result of being thrown from a horse. So is John the dad or grand dad of Samuel? Samuel named a son John, and another, George. They had the following children: Wilson E. born ?, James A. born ?, Sabina Jane born 3 Dec 1844 Fulton Co., IL.(she married: Wm. W. Hiltabrand), died 29 Jan 1873 La Salle Co.,IL., John born 1847, George W. born April 1849, died 1931, William H. born 13 June 1856 Putnam Co., IL. died 27 Nov 1858 Putnam Co. Samuel Kreider died 21 June 1899, & Katherine died 25 May 1879. I would appreciate any added info on these two families, while in Fulton Co., and or other siblings to Samuel & Katherine. Thanks So Much!

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