Grundy County Illinois Queries

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Example of a good query: Looking for information on John DOE, b: abt 1842 in GA, d: unk. Family tradition has it that John came to Grundy County abt 1885 with friends he fought with in the Civil War.


  1. Irving Ostrander

    In the 1860 Federal Census for Morris, I find at dwelling #375 Sarah STEVENS, Sarah HALL, and Elsey OSTRANDER living at this address with a property value of 1600. I assume a farm.
    What I am looking for is a possibility that Sarah HALL is buried there as she died in Chicago 1n April of 1889, but her certificate states buried in Morris. I have looked at all the cemeteries in Morris online with no luck can someone help me. Elsey dies around 1866 in Chicago but being 1866 before the fire no record is available, and I am thinking she is possibly buried in Morris also.

    Thank you ICO

  2. Vicki Meadows

    Looking for KATHERINE (CATHERINE, KATE) DOUGLAS BRONSON. B. 1836 Utica, Oneida Co NY, D. 11 May 1866, buried _____–perhaps Grundy County IL. M. 1856 to Allen Bronson.
    Thank you!!

  3. Christy B.

    Looking for information about my Irish ancestors who lived in Grundy County.

    “Willie” William Henry RYAN born 19 April 1880 in Kinsman, Grundy Co., Illinois. He married Minnie Violet HALL (1886-1865) on 16 June 1909 in St Patrick’s Church, Dougherty, Iowa (Dennis A Ryan & Mary E Campbell as witnesses). He was a pharmacist ; he owned a drugstore according to the 1910 US Federal Census for Cerro Gordo, Iowa (this is the earliest census in which I’ve been able to confirm his identity). He died on 3 April 1948 in Antioch, Illinois.

    His parents were Irish immigrants (dates and exact origin of immigration unknown) :

    – Thomas RYAN born in Ireland, date unknown ; probably died in Illinois, date unknown. His name is quite common amongst Irish immigrants making it particularly difficult to confirm any records about him…

    – Mary (or Margaret) LONERGAN (or Lundigan, Londergan, Lannigan ?), born in Ireland, date unknown ; probably died in Illinois, date unknown. Her name varies depending on the records I’ve been able to access, making it very difficult to trace any further records for her. She is listed as “Mary Lonergan” in Iowa marriage records for her son William Henry RYAN, but as “Mary Lundigan” on her son’s death certificate. In my grandmother’s handwritten notes, she is listed as “Margaret Lonergan”, but it seems that Mary was sometimes used as a nickname for Margaret.

    Any information on these relatives would be most welcome ! So thanks in advance for your help in this search.

    Best regards,


      Hi Christy,
      I am currently working on this side of my husband’s family. You are correct that it is confusing!! I am finding I have to go back and totally change a couple of people. I do have some info, and maybe we can join forces!


  4. lynn montgomery

    Hello, I am looking for information(death cert) or other items for Anna Barnes Huff b Lancaster Pa, abt 1795, married William Huff . Anna died in Grundy Illinois abt 1890. Any info about William Huff b abt 1781 in Pa and died abt 1886 would be helpful also. Thank you.

  5. Mary Slater

    I am looking for information on Louise Silk, age 1 on 1940 Census. She was the daughter of Leo and Ruby Silk. I have been unable to find a birth record or death record. Any assistance would be appreciated. I just want to know what happened to Louise.

  6. marie

    I am searching for information on my Grandfather Peter CINOTTO. Peter was a mimer in Greenfield Township, in the early 1900″s. I believe he worked in shaft #3, but I do not know which mime. I woul appreciate any information. Thank you.

  7. Russell Low

    I am writing a novel to honor a B-24 Liberator crew that disappeared 22 January 1943. The navigator John L Crane Jr 1917-1943 married Kathryn Louise Gabel 1922-1991 of Morris Illinois in August 1942. I am searching for a photograph or Kathryn Louise Gabel and John L Crane Jr. She may have gone to high school in Morris. Kathryn’s parents were Fred C Gabel 1887-1967 and Arme M Gabel 1891-1957.

    Kathryn’s siblings included Mary 1915, Fred 1918, Monica 1920, and James 1927-1928

    John Crane Jr. graduated from Notre Dame in 1940 and was from Dunkirk, NY.

    The book is entitled “The All-American Crew.” Family members have contributed letters and old photographs to bring these men an women to life and to honor their sacrifices for our freedom.

    Thank you.

  8. Donna Youde

    Looking for information on a William and Esther Jones WOOTON/WOOTEN. William was naturalized in Morris, IL on 14 SEP 1863. William and Esther were married in England in 1854 and came to America in 1856. It is known they had at least one child, Lillian Harriet WOOTEN who was born in Morris, Grundy Co, Il on 28 JUL 1862. William fought in the Civil War serving less than one year in 1865, Co. E, 152nd Reg. IL INF, Union Army.

  9. John F Wright

    I am looking for information on Robert Caldwell and Sarah Dunmore Caldwell. Robert came to Gardner after the civil war he married Sarah (Dunmore) in 1875. She was a widow her first Husband was Henry Campton he died in 1872. Sarah wasa step daughter to John H Coles. Her mother was John Coles second wife. Her name was Martha (Sutton) Dunmore they married in 1862 in Gardner. The Dumores came to Gardner in 1860. Our family has very little information about Sarahs family. Robert and Sarah are my great grandparents. Their Daughter Ethel was born in 1881 and married Thomas Wright in 1904 in Gardner. Thomas was the son of Eli and Emaline Wright. Any information on these old Gardner families would be wonderful.

  10. Kim Jones

    Hello, I am looking for more information about Ebenezer Church near Verona. Does anyone know what denomination it was? I have a marriage record that shows a couple married by “Wm J. Fellingham” in Grundy County and am hoping for a clue to their religion. Thank you.

  11. Dave Schlichting

    Goodfarm Cemetery Question: Is there a church affiliated with Goodfarm Cemetery? I’ve been told Trinity Lutheran Church across the road is not affiliated. I am looking for archived records for KRUG burials in this cemetery. I plan a July 2019 visit.

    • Linda Pfeifer Basham

      Hi, Probably late getting this to you, but here’s what I know for fact.The church was located at Route 47 & Goodfarm Road north of Dwight. Salem Church EUB,
      The Evangelical United Brethern Church. It was founded in1852 & had its 100 years in 1952. I was baptized there in 1956. It was turned into a home on the 1970’s, I could be wrong on the date. I have a Centennial booklet with the history till then. The cemetery is across from the Lutheran Church, but has never been associated with that church.Five families met to discuss starting the church. Peter Haag, George Pfeifer,Sr,John Klughart, Leonard Fishers, & Christian Burkhart. Land was donated & Preachers were chosen & a church was formed. Hope this helps! Linda Pfeifer Basham
      Previously from Goodfarm Twp.

    • Marie Redman

      Thank you for the information.
      I hope you have a good day!

  12. Char Larson

    Do you have any records on an Orphan Train that made stops in the townships of Vienna and Mazon. I’m looking for information on EVA RUZICKA. Supposedly, she was an orphan from New York. On the June 22, 1900 census she was living in the household of Frank and Ellen Hutchins in Vienna Township, Grundy County, Illinois. She was listed as a hired girl born December 1881.

    She married JOSEPH ALLISON 17 October 1900 in Grundy County, Illinois. His parents were Hiram and Elizabeth (Mann) Allison and was 43 years old at the time of of the marriage. Records show that he had been married to MARY VREELAND 20 Feb 1894 Grundy County, Illinois. Joseph may have been married before Mary. In his obituary it was noted that he had another daughter, Ethel, Mrs. Winfield Held, born in 1888. In the 1900 census Joseph was a farm laborer living in the Emery Wise household in Mazon Township, Grundy County, Illinois and was listed as widowed.

    I’m most interested in finding out if EVA RUZICKA was on an Orphan train. I lost contact with her after the 1910 census in Hamilton County, Iowa. Either she passed away or she left Joseph, with three children, Vera, Vernon and Lena. Joseph came to Murray County Minnesota in 1915 and in the 1920 census he listed himself as widowed.

    • Lucky Farr

      Hello! I believe we are after the same Eva. She divorced Joseph in 1915 in Boone County Iowa. She married my great grandpa the next year in the same county under the name Eva Allison. His name was Arthur L Eckley. They had 3 kids.

      It took me 10 YEARS to figure out her real name! She listed her maiden name in all my family records as Unger besides the marriage certificate, with the name Allison. I finally took a DNA test and matched with a few people who had an Eva Ruzicka in their tree. She had the same birth location and birth year.

      When I seen she married a Joseph Allison, the dots started to connect. Maybe the reason she used a fake maiden name in my records was because she abandoned 3 kids!

      I might never know the truth. However, the plot thickened. I still have yet to find her death date. And now I’m certain I won’t know who her parents were.

      Your comment shocked me. I never knew she was an orphan. Makes sense though because i cannot find her birth info.

      Im not really answering your questions either, sorry. Just trying to give you a little information in the end chapters of her life. She divorced my great grandpa several years later and married a George Wood. Short lived marriage as well. And that’s where my records end.

  13. Irving C Ostrander

    Looking for info on burial of Sarah J HALL nee OSTRANDER per her death certificate she died in Chicago 26 Apr 1889 and is buried in Morris IL. I have not been able to find where and why the burial is Morris and not Chicago. She had a brother in Kankakee but no know relatives in Morris but came in Illinois in 1860 and is shown in the 1860 Fed census. Any help to shed some light on this would be appreciated. ICO

  14. James G Russell

    In March 1850, my great-great grandfather left Mazon, IL for three years in the California gold rush. He wrote home to his wife, the former Sarah Ann Hyatt, 24 letters during this period, which I have been transcribing and annotating. (She lived with her father, Theodore Hyatt in Mazon.) I am interested in learning what local resources there may be in Grundy County to help with my annotation. (Local historical society? Newspapers?) As an example of what I am looking for, there are several references in his letters to fellow travelers to California, such as Henry Phillips, who I think was his wife’s maternal uncle. Another example of what I think was a Grundy County man mentioned in the letters was Ralph Shepherd. I would like to know more about them and would be especially interested if any letters from them survive. When I am done, I will be happy to send a copy of the annotated letters to this site.

  15. Gloria Dunn

    I am looking for burial information for my Grandmother Mabel SHAFER (Olson). She was born in 1892 or 1893 and died 02-12-1920 a few weeks after giving birth to her son, Clifford. Her husband was William Franklin Shafer. Her mother was Lena Anderson and father was Lewis Olson. Information I received indicated she was buried here but she is not on the list. Any help would be appreciated.

  16. Diane Wilson

    I am looking for burial information for Stoy Dennison, b. 9 Mar 1918 Grayson, KY; d. Jan 1973 Will Co., IL. His father, Charles Robert Dennison is buried in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery. His mother was Mary Frances (Fraze) Dennison. I don’t know if she is also buried there. Any information would be appreciated.

  17. Flo Rutherford

    I am looking for death information on John & Rebecca Curran, both born in Ireland, who first appear with their family in Grundy CO in the 1860 census, living in Braceville. Both appear in the 1870 census, but Rebecca was a widow in 1880, living on what is probably the same farm with her son Robert and his family. Their children all moved away over the years, but I presume that John, and probably Rebecca, died in Grundy Co. Ages vary through census records, but John was born about 1812, and Rebecca a few years later. Can anyone suggest any sources that might provide death dates, since I don’t believe that Grundy Co. records are available through the Statewide Pre-1916 Death Index.

    • Michele Micetich

      Grundy County Court House, Morris, IL has early death records for the county. They would also have land records which sometimes reveal changes in deeds with dates of the death of a landowner. Assumption of the BVM Catholic Church in Coal City (Braceville Township) has death records for Catholics in the parish.

    • Flo Rutherford

      Thanks, Michele.

      That is helpful, but I don’t see being able to visit Illinois any time in the foreseeable future. Do you know of any researchers in the area with reasonable rates who might undertake the search? As for the church records, the children we are familiar with were protestants. While it is possible that they converted, we suspect that John and Rebecca may have originally been from northern Ireland or an English area of the country. They emigrated before 1840, so preceded the great influx of famine refugees later in the decade.

    • Michele Micetich

      I can add them to my list the next time I go to the courthouse. Stay tuned.

    • Flo Rutherford

      Thanks! If I have death dates, I can look for obituaries and order certificates. So far, they’ve been a mystery.

  18. Mike Slater

    Mt. Carmel Cemetery has Burgmaier, Theresia’s date of 4 Dec 1849 listed as date of death. This is actually her date of birth in Germany. August Burgmaier was her first husband. He died in 1872, Patrick J Harney was her (and HIS) second marriage in 1895. He died in 1900. She then married Henry Hauphoff in 1902. (This was the third marriage for each.) He died in 1922. She’s probably buried with August in Mt. Carmel but no one engraved the headstone with the date. I cannot trace her beyond the 1920 Census where she lived on E Jackson St., Morris, near her nephew, Fred C. Ehrler’s family lived. Fred was my great-grandfather. Gladys Slater is my grandmother. Any help on this is appreciated. Herman Ehrler told me on a trip to Mt. Carmel that the Burgmaiers raised Fred when his father and his mother Anna married John Stallwitz. Mike Slater

    • Mike Slater

      Further research by Morris Library volunteer found the Obituary of Theresia Hauphoff. She died 21 Jul 1930 and was interred in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

  19. Rene Larson

    I received a death record from Grundy County. It states that the child was born in 1885 in Sufferus, or Sufferris. His siblings were born in Coal City – their father, a miner. Can anyone help me with the correct name of the town? Or maybe it was just a neighborhood within Coal City?

    • Michele Micetich

      The place is Suffern, and was later called Suffernville which was annexed into Coal City. Suffern in 1885 was a new coal camp town. The Suffern brothers platted their farm land and built miners’ homes around their two mines.

    • Rene Larson

      Thank you, Michele. That is exactly what I needed.

    • Michele Micetich

      Great! Google “Grundy County, Felix Twp, IL” plat maps for 1874, 1897, or 1909 and you will see Suffern’s location. Not sure you live around Coal City. If I can be of any more help find me at Carbon Hill School Museum webpages.

  20. Sheila Thayer

    Hoping to find a birth announcement. I believe it is in the Morris Herald. The person I’m looking for died 12 Oct. 2015.
    looking for:
    TAYLOR birthdate: 2 Oct 1938
    possible first names: Chester or Richard

    If anyone could do a lookup it would be much appreciated.

    thank you
    Sheila Thayer
    [email protected]

    • Sheila Thayer

      I apologize for any confusion from my first post but I am looking for a birth announcement not an obit.
      A boy child was born 2 Oct 1938 and the name Chester or Richard Taylor was associated with the announcement.
      My cousin swears she saw the birth announcement in a look up at one time but can no longer find it.
      I am hoping to find notice of a male birth on that day and the Taylor name.

      thank you
      [email protected]

  21. Marge Swanson

    Tinan and/or McKenna

    Margaret (Maggie) Whelan Tinan Born Ireland abt 1825. Husband’s name possibly Martin. 1855 Illinois Census, living with 3 sons all born in Illinois. Morris, Township 33, Range 7. Perhaps widowed.

    1870 Federal Census Morris, Ward 2. Continues living with 3 sons, Michael, Patrick, James.

    Son Michael married Ellen Keane of Morris, moved to Chicago
    Son Patrick became a priest serving in Chicago area.
    Son James unknown history.
    Daughter Margaret born Ireland in 1848 Emg 1870, Married Francis McKenna 11 Feb 1872, Morris. Moved to Chicago

    Cannot find family after 1870 Census but they appear in Chicago in the 1900 Census, later moving to Buchanan, Michigan.

    Francis Citizenship granted in Morris 2 Dec 1873.

    Francis and family are buried at Mt Carmel Cemetery, Morris, bodies being returned from Chicago and Buchanan Michigan as late as 1958.

    Many gaps in family history and would appreciate any other information that may be known.

  22. Don Hagstrom

    Hogben My great grandmother Emily Mary Hogben was born 8 Sep 1875 in Grundy County. Her parents were George Hogben and Mary Ann Anderson, who had immigrated from England in 1868.

  23. Patty Boardman

    My ancestor John Baker EDWARD(S) came to Grundy county in 1851 from England and remained there until July 1857. His jobs included farming, school teacher, clothier. His wife was Hannah HORN and many HORN relatives come also. Michael BAKER or BARKER father of John Baker EDWARDS arrived with his son. His trade was clothier, making fabric. We don’t know why but John Baker changed his name from BAKER (BARKER) to EDWARDS.
    John had three children while in the Mazon twp. James BAKER EDWARDS born 1853. Martha Hannah Edwards born 1855, Micheal Joseph EDWARDS was born 1857 and died before July when they moved to MN.
    I would like to find where the baby was buried. I checked the sites you listed. I also wondered what John Baker EDWARDS did for a living while there. I think he was teaching. Are there any early records on teachers in the Mazon twp? Are there city directories? The family is listed in the state census of 1855.Thank you for your help. Sincerely,

  24. Cheryl

    I am looking for information on William Fuller – who lived in Mazon from ~1847 to 1875. He was initially married to Sarah Royal in 1847. They had 3 kids – George Gilbert Fuller, Mary Fuller and Hattie Fuller. I cannot figure out what happened – divorce or what, but Sarah left and William remarried in 1855 to another Sarah and then again in ~1860 something to a Jeanette. Sarah Royal left the state and remarried as well. If anyone knows where I can find some historical newspapers or any family histories that could help me.

  25. Mags

    I’m looking for information of where my Grandfather, Francis McKenna (1843-1902) who was originally from Ireland, I know he was naturalized in 1873 in Morris, Grundy County Illinois. Witness for him were Michael Mulvay and John Monson (perhaps Momson).I find Michael in the 1870 Census at age 28 and living with his mother Anne Mulvay age 50. But find nothing about John Monson. It is a long shot but I’m thinking if I can locate any records for these two gentlemen they may lead me back to Ireland. I have much info going forward for Francis, he married Maggie Tinan in Morris, they had several children born there. The family later moved to the Chicago area and then bought a farm in Buchanan MI where he died. His body was brought back to Morris and he is buried there in Mt Carmel Cemetery.
    I did receive a copy of his Certificate of Citizenship from Grundy County. But the woman said there were no other records. Does that strike anyone else as strange to not have the Declaration or Petition attached?
    Any help if appreciated.

  26. Nora-Lee Goodwin

    My paternal grandfather was naturalized in 1896 in Grundy County.. he was Giovanni Matteo Coello.. a coal.miner.. Coello family members were in Coal City about 1893 for about 10 years at least before going to Butte Montana.

    I am a genealogist trying to track my Marchiando and Coello Grundy County.

    • Michele Micetich

      We are the Carbon Hill Historical Society at the Carbon Hill School Museum just outside of the Coal City town limits. We do history of the coal mining families. Would love to help in your search and in return have a copy of your family history for our museum. Contact us !

  27. Irving Ostrander

    I am first looking for Sarah Hall’s grave site. Her death cert 1888 that she died in Chicago and is buried in Morris County.

    Second my great grandmother Else (Nee Parker)Ostrander also died in Chicago around 1866 and I haven’t found any data on where she is buried I am assuming she is also in Morris as Sarah Hall was her daughter. Nothing definite though.

    She also had a son John JP in Kankakee nothing there either. I also show Else and Sarah in Morris on the 1860 census.

    Any help on either of these would be greatly appreciated.


  28. RC Collins

    I am looking for information on the family of George Fowler. He resided in Goodfarm Twp.

    In 1855 he is married to some one 40 to 50 years old.

    In 1859 he marries Eunice Chanler (nee: Strivens I believe).

    Is there any listing or information on when George actually got the farm and what might have happen to the first Mrs Fowler.

  29. John A. Faylor

    I would be pleased to know more about my great-great-grandfather, John Wesley Faylor, who settled in Grundy County (then still LaSalle County) in the year 1834.

  30. Wendy Gulick

    I am looking for information on Palmer SMITH, born in Mazon in 1850, and his mother Caroline Matilda Keith SMITH, who may have died in Mazon in 1907. They had left Mazon by 1860. I am also looking for information on Lizzie (?) SMITH, the wife of Palmer. I am especially looking for Lizzie’s maiden name, and hoped that Caroline’s obituary might give me some clues to Palmer and Lizzie’s location at the time of Caroline’s death.

  31. Tiffany

    I found a token from carls tap gardner illinois. The flip side says good for 10 cents in trade. Does anyone know of the history of this token?

    • Michael Bexson

      Hi Tiffany,

      I am a resident of Gardner. I have not heard of a Carl’s Tap here, is there a chance it is a token for Curly’s Tap? They are common, does it have a date? It could be a centennial token.

  32. Darcy

    I am searching for information on a Dominick Columbus or Domenico Colombatto .He was involved in an injury with the railroad in around 1898-1900 in Coal City.

    • Michele Micetich

      Please contact me at [email protected]. Will check for Columbatto in our files at the Carbon Hill School Museum. I am a member of the Will Grundy Genealogy Society here in Coal City.

  33. Randall Huff

    Looking for information on the Huff family who moved to Grundy County in the 1850’s. William and Anna (Barnes) Huff had several children. One child was Silas Huff who enlisted into the Illinois infantry during the Civil War. William and Anna stayed in that area until their death. I’m looking for any information about the Huffs during that period, cemeteries where they may be buried, etc.

  34. David R. Claypool

    Lawrence Wilson Claypool was my grandfather and built the L.W. Claypool building in Morris. A Perry Claypool was noted in the history of the town. Any information on how Perry was related to Lawrence? Does anyone have any history of L.W. Claypool building, why it was built, and how was it used. Any additional history or information? I took a picture of the building and his name at the top in 1983.

    • GrundyILGW

      David, Lawrence was the son of one of the earliest residents in Grundy County. He reportedly grew up in Grundy County with his closest neighbors being the Native Americans…

      Here’s what I can find on the building itself:

      Habs/Haer Inventory
      U.S. Department of Interior
      National Park Service

      L. W. Claypool Building
      F. O. E. Lodge
      120 Liberty Street, Morris, Illinois

      Limestone rubble foundation, cut limestone sill; rusticated tooled Aux Sable sandstone ashlar, regular coursing, on north and east; common bond red brick on south and west. Rectangular plan; five-bays on north, seven on east. Two stories. Flat roof with terracotta coping; pronounced decorative metal cornice with stone bed molding, ornamental brackets, modillions and lozenges. Canted entrance bay on northeast corner, round arched doorway, replacement door, enclosed transom, projecting rusticated blocks on corner piers, rusticated keystone above doorway. First story north storefront altered with glass-block, brick and corrugated metal; first story east has two wood slab doors and one wood frame glass door; south end of east facade has glass-block replacement windows, cast iron columns with foliated capitals, one stone pilaster, enclosed entrance to basement. Thirteen second-story windows with segmental-arch lintels and stone lug sills, replacement metal one-over-one-light double-hung sash windows; evidence of second-story entrance on east, exterior staircase removed. Italianate commercial style. Corner site; main entrance faces northeast. Extensive alterations; extensive stone deterioration. Architect: Mr. Biglow. Constructed by L.W. Claypool, first elected county recorder (1841), first postmaster of Morris (1842-45), assistant agent of the canal lands (1848-1860). Building used as a grocery store and jewelry store with various other commercial activities and offices on the second story.

      Built by an early prominent Morris resident on a major site in the central business district. Excellent example of local interpretation of the Italianate style as applied to a stone commercial building. Significant as part of the rapid commercial growth that occurred in Morris in the late 1870s. One of three large sandstone Italianate commercial buildings, all with severe stone deterioration.

    • Justin Claypool

      That’s interesting to read. I am currently researching our genealogy, all information is awesome.

    • Justin Claypool

      Is this in reference to Lawrence Wilson Claypool Sr.? I am researching the Claypool lineage, and there is a photo that is posted and Lawrence Sr. is in a military uniform. Do you by chance have any knowledge of this?

      Let me know I’ll e-mail it to you.

  35. Tish Downey Reich

    Looking for any info, stories, documents, photos, etc. on John W. Downey (Norman Township, s.w.Section 32 and others). Purchased main farmland, section 32, in 1855. Widowed, had 6 sons (Edward,William,James,John W.–my Great Grandfather,Patrick,Thomas) and 1 daughter (Bridget). Section 32 had an old 1-room schoolhouse on it that my Great Grandfather taught while attending law school in IN. He later moved to Joliet, married Frances Kavanaugh. The other siblings remained in Grundy County.

  36. Dorothy Riegel

    I am looking for burial information on Hugh MacInnes (or variation of spelling). Born 3 Jan. 1874 in Scotland. Died 27 Mar. 1947 in Moris. Buried 29 Mar. 1947 in Mazon in Ward cemetery. His with was Bethia. I would appreciate information on her if there is information available. Would appreciate obits on both of them.
    Thank you.

    • catherine
      This is only a few pictures of students on above sites. I have a year book that is 100 years old. Maybe someone you are searching for is in it. Let me know and I will scan and email picture to you.


  37. Wallace Pfeifer

    Who are the current officials in Goodfarm Township, Grundy County, Illinois?
    Especially the Township Supervisor and Road Commissioner.

  38. Therese

    Johannah (or Hannah) Walter; Birth 12 Jul 1861 in Highland, Grundy, Illinois, United States
    Sister: Alice Walter; Birth 1858
    Mother: Elizabeth Pfeiffer Walter
    Father: Unknown

  39. John Kinley

    I am looking for any information regarding William Kinley (b. 5/4/1794 Kirk Rushen, Isle of Man; d. 10/3/1878 Oswego, Wheaton Township, IL); Ambrose Kinley, son of William, (b. 9/4/1819 Tancook Island, Nova Scotia; d. 12/9/1911 Tulsa County, OK).

    I know Ambrose mapped out the village of Verona (mostly on his property) with Martin Finch. Any additional information about the Kinleys would be greatly appreciated.

    • GrundyILGW

      While I don’t have the family well researched if you were to conduct a search of the site you’ll get an idea of what I do presently have online for the surname Kinley:

    • John Kinley

      Thank you for this information. I do apologize for my late response, as this is the first time I have seen your post.


      John Kinley

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