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[email protected] 24 Jan 2010
Names: Curran, Johnson
Hubbell Johnson and Mattie Curran, married in Brown County, Ill on 3 Oct 1867.Searching for any information on these two individuals
Claudette Shady 24 Jan 2010
Names: Gicker, Monckton
Trying to research my childrens grandmother nee Virginia
Gicker . Their father was Jerry Leroy Monckton
b1942 his father was Robert Monckton of Mt. Sterling b 1919 and his
mother was Virginia Gicker (as to his birth cirtificate.) We are trying to
find other family members of Virginia . I believe her last name was
Lantz in the 60s and she had 2 young boys at the time. She lived in the
House of Alice Buss. We have no contact with Virginias part of the family.
Could you tell us how we might go about our search?
Thank You, Claudette Schady, Vallejo Ca.
Michael R. Pracht 24 Jan 2010
Names: Coleman, Dieterle, House, Johnson. Leapley
This message deals with my mother’s side of my family tree, the Dieterle’s. Specifically, my maternal Grt Grandmother, Maud Coleman House Johnson Leapley. To explain my connection to her…Maud raised 12 children, 3 from Leapley’s first marriage (to a different woman), 4 from her marriage to George LeRoy Johnson and then 5 children from her marriage to John M. Leapley.
The first of her 5 children with John Leapley is Faye Leapley who married John F. Dieterle; John and Faye are my mother’s parents (my grandparents). The story among the Dieterle’s is that: Gma Leapley was born in Kentucky, adopted by the J.B House family, at 13 years old (1893) she moved with them when they relocated to Siloam Springs, IL, that J.B. House was the owner/operator of the Forest Hotel in Siloam Springs, and then she met and married George LeRoy Johnson who clerked at her father’s hotel/restaurant.
Well, I can find documentation to support Maud being born in KY; and, I can find a record of her marriage to George LeRoy Johnson in 1897; yet, I can find absolutely NO information about J.B. House, whether in KY or IL. So, I’m thinking that somehow, the name of her adopted father was “lost in translation”.
Therefore, perhaps you can help me here also, and verify who was the owner/operator of the Forest Hotel in Siloam Springs, IL, in the 1890’s, specifically from 1893 to 1897. If you can’t find out, would you at least point me in the right direction?
All I REALLY would like to know
is why she was adopted by the “J.B. House”
I might add that I have read the following two articles: --
“Scenes From the Past”, dtd Jun 5, 1980, pg 7 from a local (Quincy?) newspaper, and
QUINCY AND Adams County HISTORY OF REPRESENTATIVE MEN By David Wilcox, Chicago, Lewis Publishing, 1919, Vol. 1 pp. 1109-1110, which was posted on ancestry.com by Stephanie Monahan on Oct 1, 1998. and,
I have spoken with several of my Dieterle relatives;
I just would like to have
an 'independent' 3rd party
verify the info.
Thank you for your time,
Charles Pracht’s oldest grandson, and
John F. Dieterle’s oldest grandson
Lynleann 31 Jan 2010
Names: Davis, LeeperHello I am looking for information on William and Adeline Davis of Brown County IL also looking for Andrew and Catherine (Kate) Davis Leeper. Where they are buried in Brown County. They are my Grandfather's, LeeRoy Leeper, parents and Grandparents. I know William and Adeline died in a buggy train accident in Brown County in 1894.