NAMES: Lanning

Dear Brenda,

A very odd thing has happened. Your request came in the same day as a request for the Hatcher family, specifically David Hatcher, a neighbor of the Lannings in Ripley township, so I looked both up at the same time. Then I checked marriages (a normal process for me) and found a Lanning/Hatcher marriage (see below). Just in case you want to contact the other researcher, she is : "Nel Hatcher" . This has never happened to me before, and was a fun occurence. : ) I will also notify her of this corss-over and send your email address. I have also included the household of David Hatcher for your information.

1860 Fed Census, Ripley twp, Brown Co, IL 327/309 (19 June):

Isaiah Laning 32, farmer, b. Ohio
Mrs. E. Laning 27, b. Kentucky
Franklin Laning 4, b. Illinois
W.H. (male) Laning 3, b. Illinois
Rachel Kennel 70, b. Kentucky

1860 Fed Census, Ripley twp, Brown Co, IL 328/310 (19 June):

C. Lanning 56, farmer, b. Pennsylvania
Mrs. E.? Lanning 51, b. Pennsylvania
Nathaniel Lanning 25, b. Ohio
Stephen Lanning 22, b. Ohio
Mary? N. Lanning 17, b. Illinois

1870 Fed Census, Ripley twp, Brown Co, IL 329/310 (19 June):

Mary Rush 58, b. Pennsylvania
Columbus Laning 12, b. Illinois
James Edward Laning 4, b. Illinois

1860 Fed Census, Ripley twp, Brown Co, IL 330/312 (19 June):

D. Hatcher 27, farmer, b. Ohio
Mrs. R. Hatcher 19, b. Ohio [Rachel Lanning]
Fred Hatcher 9/12, b. Illinois

1860 Fed Census. Ripley twp, Brown Co, IL 388/370 (21 June):

Jona. Lanning 30, farmer, b. Ohio
Mrs. M. A. Lanning 20, b. Illinois
J. E. Lanning (male) 6 months, b. Kansas

Bonus : )

Marriages of Brown County, IL

David Lanning md. Amelia Ann O'Neal 12 Sep 1844
Isaiah Lanning md. Ellen Kendall 26 Apr 1855
Jonathan Lanning md. Mary Agnes McPherson 19 Jan 1859
Rachel Lanning md. David Hatcher 20 June 1858