Query Archive H

John Gamerdinger jgamer@asapnet.net Fri, 04 Dec 1998 23:01:38

Subject: Mary Jenks Hutson--My great-grandmother Mary M. Jenks was the 2nd of 8 children of Erastus Jenks, 15 years of age in the 1850 census for Rockford, Winnebago Co. Ill. Sometime before 1855, she married (?possibly Algeron?) Hutson. Since her son Albert Jerome Hutson was born in Rockford, Winnebago, Il 17 May 1855, It is likely that the marriage took place in or near Rockford as well. By 1857, she was widowed, and had moved to LaCrosse County Wisconsin, where on 16 Nov 1857 she married my great-grandfather Milo Abbott. I would like to find the record of Mary's Marriage to (?Algeron?) Hutson, (some records show Hudson,) and⁄or a death record for (?) Hutson. Would also be interested to find out if Erastus Jenks, her father , was still in IL in 1860. In 1870 US & in 1875 WI census he was in LaCrosse Co.,WI.. Any help would be much appreciated. Sincerely, John C. Gamerdinger <jgamer@asapnet.net>


Phyllis O'Shea Phyll5061@aol.com Sun, 4 Oct 1998 13:17:10

Does anyone have information about James Heffernan and wife, Mary Crogan? They are listed in the 1860 census in Belvidere Roll 157, page 616. They had four children at the time: Mary-7,Margaret-4, Michael-2, John-1. James went to the gold rush in California in late 1850's. After nine years of separation, he sent for his wife. Her mother came with her and the children by train across the Panama Canal and by ship to San Francisco where they had three more children. Is there a local paper that might mention people leaving for the Gold Rush or journeying to California? Any other clues would be greatly appreciated. Happy hunting, Phyllis O'Shea <phyll5061@aol.com>


Yvonne & John Shultis yshultis@urec.net

Tue, 13 Oct 1998 19:25:12 Updated email address 10⁄2001

HUDSON⁄BRYNING⁄LOMER

HUDSON, David and Amelia. Searching for information regarding David HUDSON (b. 18 Mar 1823 in Scotland, d. between 1900-1906) and his wife Amelia E. BRYNING (b. 9 Mar 1832 in Ontario, d. ca. 1914-15), their son John William Hudson (b. 21 Jan 1850 inOntario), m. Zelia Adelaide LOMER.John and Zelia's son Rollin W. Hudson was b. 20 Jul 1873. David and Amelia moved to Winnebago Co, Rockton, IL, in 1856, where David was a blacksmith⁄ carriage manufacturer. Does anyone know anything about the dates of death of these people, or the whereabouts of their descendants? Please contact Yvonne Shultis at yshultis@urec.net.


Susan Gail Hammond hammond@televar.com Mon, 06 Jul 1998 17:06:56
Searching for information on birth of Myron Jay Hammond, b. 17 Sep 1883, Rockford, Winnebago, IL, to John Edward Hammond and Valeria A. Starbuck.Family lived in the area for short while.Please contact me. Sue Hammond, hammond @televar.com
LeesanS@aol.com Sat, 30 May 1998 17:32:02
I am trying to locate a cousin, PETER HENSLEY, who grew up in Rockford during most of the years between 1934 and 1952. He had a older sister named Ann. He lived with his mother who was divorced from his father, Ralph E. Hensley who lived in Chico, California. Peter was a football player at his high school (Rockford High School?) During the summer of 1951 he worked as a counselor at Camp Rotary. I have some family history information that I would like to share with him.

Madlyn Lee Hensley Schmidt--LeesanS@aol.com--Sat, 20 Jun 1998 21:08:27

I am trying to locate my cousins, Ann and Peter Hensley, who grew up in the Rockford area. Ann was born about 1932 and Peter was born about 1934. Ann married a man named Bud and lived with him in Northern California in the early 1950s. Peter went to Rockford High School where he was on the football team. He also played golf. In the summer of 1951 Peter was a camp counselor at Camp Rotary, outside of Rockford. Please help!


Doneva Shepard doneva@wcn.net Thu, 14 May 1998 14:00:21 Revised from 11⁄97
My g-g-grandfather, John L. HASTINGS was the "President" of Pecatonica, IL, from it's formation (1869) until close to the turn of the century. Anybody know what the President did? Was it like current day "Mayor"? He had 4 children,
Howard Warren HASTINGS m. Frances Adelma HARBAUGH (my ancestor)
Nina HASTINGS
Clara HASTINGS
Hattie HASTINGS
Does anybody know anything about this HASTINGS family? I have no other information than this. Would love to know who the girls married, where John L. HASTINGS is buried or anything about his service or life in the community of Pecatonica. Thank you, Doneva Shepard; Lincoln City, OR
Linda Doty Kinquest@pyramid.net Wed, 20 May 1998 15:43:01
Looking for information on Henry and Elizabeth HUTCHINSON, whose son Edward Wilbur HUTCHIINSON was born in Winnebago Co. IL 12 June 1875 - in Rockford. Linda Kinquest@pyramid.net
Natalie KB0JBT@aol.com Thu, 23 Apr 1998 16:56:57
HOUSEMAN - seeking information from either Winnebago County, IL or Rock County, WI on descendants of Benjamin HOUSEMAN b. about 1800 in NY, d. aft 1866 in WI or IL, first wife Emma d. early 1850's, son Hiram b.abt 1834; second wife Trefana, son, George b. 1855 WI, married Sarah Elizabeth OSGOOD 1879 in WI, d. 1902 OK and daughter, Amy b. abt 1863 married William M. STENSON 1883 in Beloit, WI. Contact Natalie kb0jbt@aol.com
GENEAL11@aol.com Sat, 2 May 1998 22:06:40
Would like to locate living descendants of Per ("Peter") HOLMBERG and Maria Persdotter. Per was born 22 Jan 1822 in Dala Parish, Skaraborgs län, Sweden to Andreas Andersson and Stina Jansdotter. He died 22 Dec 1906 in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL; bur. 24 Dec 1906 at Scandinavian Cemetery in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL. He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1868 and settled in Rockford, but later moved to Pecatonica, IL. Per and Maria later returned to Rockford. Per and Maria HOLMBERG had children PerJohan ("John") (b. 21 Jun 1855 in Stenstorp Parish, Skaraborgs län, Sweden), Christina Louisa (b. 21 May 1858 in Stenstorp Parish, Skaraborgs län, Sweden, d. Apr 1946, bur. Apr. 1946 at Scandinavian Cemetery in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL), Emma Gustava (b. 19 Apr 1861 in Haggum Parish, Skaraborgs län, Sweden, d. Sep 1939, bur. Sep 1939 at Scandinavian Cemetery in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL), August Joel (b. 20 Jun 1871 in Pecatonica, Winnebago Co., IL, d. 3 Nov 1964 in Lakeland, Polk Co., FL, bur. 6 Nov. 1964 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Chicago, Cook Co., IL) Christina Louisa HOLMBERG m. Aaron NORDIN 17 Dec. 1884 in Winnebago Co., IL. They had children Lillie Elizabett, Anna Susie Amelia and Roy. Emma Gustava Holmberg m. Frans Robert LARSON 27 Sep 1884 in Winnebago Co., IL. They had children Frank Irving, Herbert and Jennie. August Joel Holmberg m. (1) Lillian Bowen; div., m. (2) Jennie J. Flood abt 1907. August Joel HOLMBERG had children Florence, Isabel and Bertha Marie.

update: GENEAL11@aol.com
Larson-Holmberg--My relative, Emma Gustava Holmberg, was born 19 Apr. 1861 in Haggum Parish, Skaraborgs län, Sweden to Per Holmberg and Maria Andersdotter. They immigrated from Sweden to Pecatonica in 1868.Emma Gustava Holmberg married Frans Robert (AKA Robert F.) Larson 27 Sep 1884 in Winnebago Co. They were members of First Lutheran Church in Rockford for 60 years.Frans Robert Larson had the following children, and perhaps others unknown:--1. Frank Irving Larson, b. 5 May 1892; d. March 1974.--2. Herbert Carl Larson--3. Jennie E. Larson, b. abt. 1893; d. Feb. 1917. I would like any additional information available concerning the children and grandchildren of Frans Robert Larson and Emma Gustava (Holmberg) Larson. Jonathan Snyder; Virginia Beach, VA

update:

My relative, Christina Louisa Holmberg, was born 21 May 1858 in Stenstorp Parish, Skaraborgs län, Sweden to Per Holmberg and Maria Andersdotter. She died 19 Apr 1946 in Omaha, NE. She married Aaron Nordin 17 Dec 1884 in Rockford. They were married by Rev. Gustaf Peters of First Lutheran Church in Rockford. She moved from Rockford to Omaha, NE in 1934.Aaron Nordin was born 19 Oct 1854 in Smoland, Sweden and immigrated to the United States in the Spring of 1879. He ldied 15 Feb 1927 in Rockford, IL. The children of Aaron Nordin and Christina Louisa Holmberg included, among others: 1. Lillie Elizabett Nordin, b. 10 Oct 1885 in Winnebago Co., IL.--2. Anna Susie Amelia Nordin, b. abt 1888 in Winnebago Co., IL; d. 3 Feb 1907 in Cherry Valley, IL.--3. Roy Nordin. At the time of his father's death in 1927, he was a resident of Kirkland, IL.
At the time of Christina Louisa (Holmberg) Nordin's death, grandchildren of Aaron Nordin and Christina Louisa Holmberg included: 1. Mrs. Ray Erickson of Rockford--2. Mrs. Elmer Vett of Rockford--3. Harold Nordin of Rockford, serving in the Army in Germany--4. Donald Blair of Monroe Center--5. Mrs. Roy Norman of Chicago--6. Roy Beers of Rockton--7. Mrs. Geroge Hettinger of Linn Grove, IA
I don't know which children of Aaron and Christina Nordin these grandchildren were children of. For anyone who can enlighten me, I would greatly appreciate it.Jonathan Snyder; Virginia Beach


Sally J irishsal@cmn.net Wed, 27 May 1998 15:28:13
I am looking for the death of Ebenezer HARTWELL. His first wife was Mary Sumner. I would be interested in finding her death records too. After her death, Ebenezer HARTWELL married a Belvidere STEVENS. They had several children and were living in Cherry Valley on the 1860 census. Ebenezer was listed as 68 years old at this time. On the 1850 census he was listed as being 60 years old!! His wife, Belvidere was only 37 in the year of 1860. In 1866, Belvidere married a man by the name of Alexander H. ADAMS. I am assuming that Ebenezer had died between the years of 1860 to 1866. I would appreciate any information on these people. I am especially interested in finding a death record on Ebenezer. Thank you for any help given. Sally
Karen Gaughan Pahendrsht@aol.com Sat, 18 Apr 1998 13:10:45

I have 3 deaths that I would like obit information on. Can anyone please help me? Winnebago Co. probably Durand.
Fred Hutchins 04⁄10⁄1914 0043 2206
Mary P. Walker 06⁄22⁄1906 0030 0082
O'Brien, William 20 Mar 1868
O'Brien, Jullia 11 Feb 1860
Both buried Laona Cemetery S.W.Qtr. Range 1 lot 1 Grave 1 and 2

Letters of Adm: Ira Holmes of Winnebago Co Winnebago Co Probate Ct 1st Mon in Feb next. Dec 10, 1847 Sanford Holmes Am. RF Dec 15, 1847. p 3

I would be so grateful for any help with these or for finding someone working on these lines. Karen in Pa.


Karen Gaughan Pahendrsht@aol.com Sat, 18 Apr 1998 13:02:21

While searching Winnebago Co records I found the following births:

09⁄06⁄1902 F 0345 1077 Baby girl Edward Holmes-Francis Coleman

02⁄05⁄1898 M 0344 1596 Ernest Richard to Ira Edward Holmes-Francis Coleman

Does anyone have info on the Holmes or Coleman families? Karen Gaughan in Pa. Pahendrsht@aol.com


Karen Gaughan Pahendrsht@aol.com Sat, 18 Apr 1998 12:50:11

Hello Winnebago County: I have some families there that I would like to find some descendents. The names are: HOLMES, O'BRIEN, WALKER, HUTCHINS,CAMPBELLE, RANDALL

Caleb, Ira, Stanford Holmes and their sister Julia Ann O'Brien and her husband William moved from Sheffield, Berkshire, Ma to Winnebago Co. Ill. I would like to know why they chose Winnebago Co, Ill. Did they have family there? William and Julia Ann Holmes O'Brien had the following children: Caleb, Martha, Sarah Ellen, Jane, Augusta, Mary Pamelia, and Annette O'Brien.

Sarah Ellen married FREDRICK HUTCHINS IN Winnebago Co

Annette md 5⁄31⁄1876 HENRY J. RANDALL
Jane me 11⁄21⁄1865 E.ANDRI CAMPBELLE
Mary Pamelia md 11⁄24⁄1862 GEORGE R. WALKER.
Children of George and Mary were Kate, Thomas, Florence and Guy.

Is anyone descended from any of these families. I have alot of information on the Holmes⁄O'Brien origins. Will be happy to exchange with you.


John Eastman jwe@europa.com Thu, 2 Apr 1998 17:02:14

I am researching my G-grandmother Eva F. HARTMAN born Durand, Winnebago, Illinois about 1856. Married Charles E. Slocum died 6⁄27⁄1883 at the age of 27 in Byron, Ogle IL. She was married to Charles E. Slocum and had four children. Searching for her birth date and parents names. Thanks in advance


David Hubbard" hubbard@jc.net Sat, 17 Jan 1998 00:24:15

Seeking information about Daniel W. HUBBARD, b abt 1835 in Ohio, married to Sarah Jane DILLSAVER. Enlisted in Company G, 44th IL Volunteer Infantry from Pecatonica. Five children, at least four were born in Seward: William Henry 18 Apr 1865, Arthur Wellis 21 Nov 1869, Elmer Clarence abt 1871 Sara Elizabeth abt 1872 and Cora abt 1873. Sarah DILLSAVER is related to BRANNANs were moved from Ohion, Union Co to Seward around 1854. Any information about Hubbards in Winnebago Co will be appreciated.


Jonathan Snyder GENEAL11@aol.com Sat, 27 Sep 1997 19:08:59 Updated 5⁄2⁄98

Persdotter. Per was born 22 Jan 1822 in Dala Parish, Skaraborgs län, Sweden to Andreas Andersson and Stina Jansdotter. He died 22 Dec 1906 in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL; bur. 24 Dec 1906 at Scandinavian Cemetery in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL. He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1868 and settled in Rockford, but later moved to Pecatonica, IL. Per and Maria later returned to Rockford.

Per and Maria HOLMBERG had children PerJohan ("John") (b. 21 Jun 1855 in Stenstorp Parish, Skaraborgs län, Sweden), Christina Louisa (b. 21 May 1858 in Stenstorp Parish, Skaraborgs län, Sweden, d. Apr 1946, bur. Apr. 1946 at Scandinavian Cemetery in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL), Emma Gustava (b. 19 Apr 1861 in Haggum Parish, Skaraborgs län, Sweden, d. Sep 1939, bur. Sep 1939 at Scandinavian Cemetery in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL), August Joel (b. 20 Jun 1871 in Pecatonica, Winnebago Co., IL, d. 3 Nov 1964 in Lakeland, Polk Co., FL, bur. 6 Nov. 1964 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Chicago, Cook Co., IL)

Christina Louisa HOLMBERG m. Aaron NORDIN 17 Dec. 1884 in Winnebago Co., IL. They had children Lillie Elizabett, Anna Susie Amelia and Roy. Emma Gustava Holmberg m. Frans Robert LARSON 27 Sep 1884 in Winnebago Co., IL. They had children Frank Irving, Herbert and Jennie. August Joel Holmberg m. (1) Lillian Bowen; div., m. (2) Jennie J. Flood abt 1907. August Joel HOLMBERG had children Florence, Isabel and Bertha Marie.


"Doneva Shepard" doneva@wcn.net Tue, 11 Nov 1997 19:14:24

John L HASTINGS b. 1832 lived in Pecatonica, IL with wife "Emma" (Keyes) HASTINGS (same age) He was listed as the "President" of Pecatonica in 1869. He was also listed as Farmer and Manufacturer. Anything about him will greatly appreciated. They had 4 children: 1. Howard Warren HASTINGS, b 1857 Pecatonica, IL 2. Nina HASTINGS b 1859 Canada 3. Clara HASTINGS b 1862 Canada 4. Hattie HASTINGS b 1866 Canada. They apparently moved to Canada @ 1859 but returned to Pecatonica in @1867. They lived in Pecatonica in 1870 according to the 1870 census Howard Warren HASTINGS m. Della HARBAUGH from Pecatonica and moved to Ft Totten, ND. Howard Warren Hastings was my gr-grandfather. What happened to the rest of the HASTINGS from Pecatonica? Doneva Shepard Doneva@wcn.net


Ina Wallace iwallace@got.net Sun, 1 Feb 1998 14:43:44

Gertrude June STAMPER m. Charles H. HUTCHINSON 17 Apr 1895. The Il Death Index choes Gertrude June HUTCHINSON d. 1931-04-15, Rockford. Gertrude is sister to my grandfather Robert Louis STAMPER. Other sibling is Harry STAMPER who married an Annie FITZGERRELL in Franklin Co. Would appreciate any information regarding Gertrude June STAMPER HUTCHINSON and family.


Cmnren51--Cmnren51@aol.com--Sun, 4 Jan 1998 15:33:42 EST

Attempting to trace the family of Mrs. Carrie Haight who was a resident of Rockford in August of 1953. Anyone with any information please e-mail me at Cmnren51@aol.com


David Hubbard hubbard@jc.net Mon, 29 Dec 1997 22:03:33

Researching the family of Daniel Wentworth HUBBARD, b abt 1835 in Eaton Twp, Lorain Co, OH, d 24 Feb 1873 in Winnebago Co, IL. Married Sarah Jane DILLSAVER. Five children William Henry, Arthur Wellis b in Seward 21 Nov 1869, Elmer Clarence, b Seward abt 1871, Sara Elizabeth b abt 1872 in Seward and Cora E, b abt 1873 in Seward. Daniel served in Co G44 Inf and believe buried in Pecatonica. Especially seek parents, siblings and other related family.


GG Grandmother Adelia HORAN was born 29 APR 1835 in Ireland. Married Rollin C. ORR 11 NOV 1856 in Rockford (I have M⁄C). Adelia died 8 JAN 1892 and was interred in Rockton Cemetery. Children included Daniel Webster ORR, Cora I. ORR, Earl ORR, and Lottie ORR. I'd like any data for Adelia's or Rollin's parents or sibs. I have a reference, The History of Rockton 1820 to 1898 by Edson I. Carr, pub 1898. It lists Adelia and Rollin on p. 172 and 177. Thanks, Dan in La$ Vega$ DLORRII@pol.net
Seeking information on the Ebenezer HITCHCOCK family of Seward, Winnebago Co, Ill. Ebenezer and Abiah BUTTON were married prob. in St Lawrence Co NY in 1810. They had 10 children and moved to Winnebago Co in the 1840's. Abiah BUTTON's mother was a widow living with them in the 1850 census. She is buried in the 12 Mile Grove Cem, Seward, Ill along with Ebenezer and Abiah.Who was Abiah's father? Ebenezer and Abiah HITCHCOCK 's children that lived in Seward Twp was (1)Norman Md to Edie Unknown. Edie is buried in the 12 Mile Grove Cem, Seward and died in 1846. One son, Nelson was born to them, Md Mary E WELLS and they lived in Waterlou, Iowa. Norman remarried to Sophia CRILL and lived and died in Monroe Center, Ogle, Ill (2) William S P Md Martha HUDSON in St Lawrence Co NY and moved to Seward twp after 1860. They had 6 children-Martha Md to Alonson WELLS and raised a large family in Pecatonica, ILL, -Julia Md Cyrus Simpson and lived in Cedar Falls, Iowa,-Sophronia Md George WRIGHT and lived in the Seward area,-George Md Blanche MIX and lived in the Los Angelos area,-Evaline did not marry , lived in Pecatonica, Ill, - Amanda Md Orlanda C HALL, living in Iowa, but died in Pecatonica, Ill.(3)Russell Md Clarissa WARNER-(who were her parents?) in Winnebago Co, Ill in 1851 and had 9 children with Claressa dying in 1870.Ch. were- Mary Md to (!) William MUCHMORE (2) John BRANTNER living her later years in Paola, Miami, Kansas, - Ellen Md to Moses BYERS and living in Denver, Colorado- Ida Md to Charles WRIGHT and living in the Pecatonica area, -Leonard moved to Iowa-where?, -Norman Md Stella STOCKBURGER in Beloit, Wis and died in Rockford, Ill,-Clara Md Major ADAMS and lived in several places in Iowa and buried in Taylor Co, Iowa.(4) Lydia Md Eliphalet WHITTLESEY in Winnebago, Co, later moved and died in Calhoun, Iowa. (5) Horace Md Henrietta WELLS(my G G Grandfather)-had 4 children. Horace died young and both are buried at 12 Mile Grove Cem, Seward, Ill. (6) Harriet never married, lived in Winnebago Co. but died and buried in Monroe Center with brother Norman.Would like to make contact with any descendents of these families. Barbara Logan Harding E-Mail barbaraharding@cooke.net
Roger E. Northrup Mon, 26 May 22:45:33 1997
I am looking for a John Thomas Harkins, who married laura Morton on Jul 14, 1921 in Rockford, Illinois, Winnebago, County. One daughter born of this marriage a Mary Jean Harkins born April 19, 1922, who resided in Rockford all of her life
Laura Kaatz , Fri, 08 Aug 1997 16:20:35 Subject: Harvey Family

I'm researching the HARVEY family who moved from Pennsylvania to Canada to the Shirland, Durand and Rockton areas of Winnebago County. Please contact me, to share information, at:

Laura Kaatz; 2316 W. Cothrell Street; Olathe, KS 66061;(lkaatz@sprintmail.com)


Rebecca Frank beckybea@juno.com Tue, 27 Oct 1998 18:40:49

My old query from March was from Rebecca Frank rbfrank@espressocom.com . I need to have a new query update to this address- beckybea@juno.com as of 11⁄1⁄98.

I am interested in finding information about my ancestor Adam Hance, b. ca 1780 is the probable son of Isaac Hance and Catherine Miller (d. of Adam Miller). At the time of his marriage to Elizabeth Bunn (b. ca 1783) of Washington, New Jersey. Adam was from Mendham Township, Morris County, New Jersey. They were married in 1801 in Morris County, New Jersey and emigrated to Scipio township of Seneca Co., Ohio prior to 1820, he is listed in the 1820 census.

Children of ADAM HANCE and ELIZABETH BUNN Are:

1. Isaac Hance, B. 1805, New Jersey; D. 30 May, 1885, Chickasaw Co., Ia. 2. Thomas Hance, B. 1813, NJ; D. 13 July,1886, Pecatonica, Winnebago Co., Illinois. 3. Albert Hance. 4. John Hance. 5. Orrin Hance. 6. William Hance. 7. Nancy Hance, M. Cornelius Westbrook. 8. Mary Ann Hance, M. Spencer. 9. Lydia Hance, M. Bailey. 10. Angeline Hance, B. 1827. 11. Polly Hance, M. Gaylord. Adam and Elizabeth with most of their children, left Seneca County in the 1830's and settled in Burritt Township in Winnebago Co., IL., Adam died in 1857. I am unsure of the death date of Elizabeth Bunn Hance. Both Adam and Elizabeth are buried in Winnebago County. In 1856 Isaac and his wife Caroline DeWitt Hance(sister to Pheobe) went to Chickasaw County, IA. Thomas, his wife Phoebe DeWitt Hance and family are buried in the Pecotonica cemetery. Rebecca Frank <beckybea@juno.com>

OLD QUERY Rebecca Frank rbfrank@espressocom.com Wed, 18 Mar 1998 22:16:13

I am interested in finding information about my ancestor Adam HANCE, b. ca 1780 is the possible son of Isaac Hance and Catherine Miller (d. of Adam Miller). At the time of his marriage to Elizabeth Bunn (b. ca 1783) of Washington, New Jersey, She is the possible daughter of Nathan Bunn and Elizabeth Morgan. At the time of their marriage Adam was from Mendham Township, Morris County, New Jersey. They were married in 1801 in Morris County, New Jersey and emigrated to Scipio township of Seneca Co., Ohio prior to 1820, he is listed in the 1820 census. They had eleven children, among them were Isaac (1805), Adam Jr., Thomas (1813), and Hibbard, other possible children were William, Archibald, John, Sylvester and Elizabeth.

Adam and Elizabeth with sons Isaac, Thomas and Hibbard left Seneca County in the 1830's and settled in Burritt Township in Winnebago Co., IL., Adam died in 1857. I am unsure of the death date of Elizabeth Bunn Hance. Both Adam and Elizabeth are buried in Winnebago County. In 1856 Isaac and his wife Caroline DeWitt Hance(sister to Pheobe) went to Chickasaw County, IA. Thomas, his wife Phoebe DeWitt Hance and family are buried in the Pecotonica cemetery.


Doneva Shepard doneva@wcn.net Tue, 10 Feb 1998 23:35:54

All the surnames I am researching in Winnebago county start with the letter "H" but they are different families. They are as follows:

John L. HASTINGS age 38 on the 1870 census, Pecatonica IL with wife, Emma (Keyes) HASTINGS age 35, John was the President of Pecatonica, a musician and merchant. They had these children: Howard HASTINGS b. 1857 in Pecatonica; Nina HASTINGS b 1859 in Canada; Clara HASTINGS b 1862 in Canada; Hattie HASTINGS b 1866 in Pecatonica; Apparently John L. HASTINGS and family moved to Canada for a short period of time between 1858 and 1866 but returned to Pecatonica where they lived out their life. Hoping to find descendants of this family. Howard Warrdn HASTINGS married into my next "H" family from Pecatonica.

George Jacob HARBAUGH, b. 1829 MD d. Mar 2, 1898 in Rockford, IL and wife, Catherine (KRETZINGER) HARBAUGH d. 2 Mar 1898 in Rockford, IL had Frances Adelma (Della) HARBAUGH. She m. Howard Warren HASTINGS and they moved to Ft. Totten, ND. Other Harbaugh siblings were: Kempfer DeBlondell HARBAUGH; Virginia C. HARBAUGH; Lafayette Columbus HARBAUGH; Mary Savilla HARBAUGH; McKinley Rabbi HARBAUGH; Howard Ellsworth HARBAUGH; William Otterbein HARBAUGH; Ida Viola HARBAUGH; Nettie Clide HARBAUGH; George Oliver HARBAUGH; Imo Daisy HARBAUGH; John Edward HARBAUGH; Oscar Abner HARBAUGH;

THEN . . . on the other side of my family tree is: Thomas HARPER. Resided in Rockford, IL until death in Feb 1893.children of Thomas HARPER were: David R. HARPER d. Jan 26, 1903 Rockford, IL m. Rebecca (Osgood) HARPER; Abigail E. HARPER (deaf and dumb) b 1832 d after 1890; Margaret A. HARPER m. John W. SHEPARD; Victoria HARPER b, 1839 (no other information)

Researching in Winnebago county, HARBAUGH, HASTINGS, KRETZINGER, HARPER, OSGOOD

[Return to Top of Page