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Tazewell County Resources
Family Websites with Tazewell County Connections
- The Complete Amish Mennonites in Tazewell County,
Illinois by Joseph Peter Staker.
Revised and updated May 2013. History and genealogy of
75 families who came to
central Illinois before 1855.
Most recent surname additions: Hauter, Klopfenstein,
Ramseyer, Zook, Neuhauser, and Householder.
Part One of Three:
Refers to surnames Ropp, Staker, King, Belsley, Schertz,
Engel, Vercler, Roggy, Oyer, and Mosiman. Appendix: 1826 and 1831 voyages. 10
footnotes, 249 pages, 2.69 MB.
Part Two of Three:
Refers to surnames Schrock, Salzman, Gingerich, Farny,
Schweizer, Camp, Ruvenacht, Abersoll, Bachman, Gerber/Garber, Bechler,
Nafziger, Beck, Donner, Kistler, Kennel, Unzicker, Roth, Zimmerman, Miller,
Reeser/Risser, Maurer, Litwiller, Sommer, Rich, Ulrich, Wagler, Roeschley,
Brenneman, Eigsti, Birky/Birkey, Sutter, Heiser, Augsburger, Steinman, and
Hauter. 36 families, 384 footnotes, 301 pages, 3.10 MB.
Part Three of Three:
Refers to surnames Zehr, Yordy, Esch/Oesch, Ehresman,
Hochstetter, Schwarzentraub, Smith, Petersmith, Good, Plank, Goldsmith,
Rediger, Steider, Kinsinger, Ringenberger, Springer, Dellenbach, Eiman,
Schantz, Dettweiler, Gascho, Orendorff, Schlegel, Ernst, Klopfenstein,
Ramseyer, Zook, Neuhauser, and Householder; Appendix De Guibert and Chlopicki; Acknowledgements. 29 families,
366 footnotes, 245 pages, 2.54 MB.
- An Illinois
Nurse In Europe: The Letters Of Zella Maude Judy 1917-1920
Zella Maude Judy was born and spent her early childhood in Tazewell County.
This website contains the letters she wrote home when she was a nurse in a
base hospital in France during World War I. “In
France, Maude faced the worst metal and gas and
germs could inflict on human bodies. She was gassed and she was stricken by
influenza; yet Maude emerged with her sense of duty intact and spirit of
was also determined that a small thing like a World War should not interfere
with the important business of having fun…off
duty adventures that are gleefully described in her letters. She danced till
dawn with handsome officers, scaled Mt. Blanc, helped loot a stranded
freighter, and frequently disobeyed orders that she considered petty or
senseless. On one occasion she set off against regulations to visit the front.
The letters tell these stories.” -
William D. Walters, Jr.
- Edd/Eades Surname Research
- Family of Samuel Blair
of County Antrim Northern Ireland
Geldmacher, Adam Genealogy - This
page is part of Chris Casey's blog - I recommend Chris'
Genealogy Blog for some
interesting reading about Chris' genealogical research journey.
- Hasty/Simpson Family Tree
- Hittle Genealogy
Holmes, Benjamin Probate Records
Benjamin “Frank” Holmes'
Probate records after his untimely death in 1864 in Tazewell County. He
died in March 1864 after moving cows from one farm to another. During the
trip, he crossed a river and was soaked. He decided to stay with the cows that
night so they wouldn't roam and slept under a tree in his wet clothes. He died
later, probably of pneumonia. He was born in New York and made the trip to
Illinois with his sister Ann Eliza, mother Helen Martha (Kipp) and father
Palmer Holmes in 1835.
were his wife Ellen (Hack) Holmes and his three sons: Alexander Franklin,
Louis William, and Dudley Seldon Gregory.
Holmes, Palmer Probate Records
Probate records from Palmer Holmes' estate when he died in 1855 in Tremont.
He was born and raised in New York and came to Tremont with the group of
the first settlers in 1835.
Blue Family Association
Patten & Allied Families Genealogy and Family Histories
Ripley Roots (Klein,
Moschel, Munro, Phillips)
- Rook Family's Home Page
- The Schrock
● Birkey Connection
- A Family Genealogy by Donna Schrock Birkey -
refers to surnames Schrock, Yordy, Roeschley, Neuhauser, Garber, Birky, Oesch,
Park, Blackwell, Cromer, Dent, Thompson, Childers, West, Birkey, Good,
Gingrich, Stalter, Zehr, Oyer, Heiser, and Wagler, among others
- Taylor-Wilson Genealogy
Norman Tharp Family Home Page
The Tommy and Hazel Thompson Story - East Peoria
Thomas W. Thompson was a businessman in East Peoria. He lived at 118
Cole Street with his wife Hazel Appleby. He ran Manhattan Coal and Mining Co
in the 20s and 30s and had several business interests in the downtown/four
corners area of the City. My name is Martin
Crane, and I live in England. Thomas Thompson was my great-great uncle.
- Van Dyke Genealogy DYKBEWONER II
Family of Niddrie Marischal
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