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- Amish Mennonites in Tazewell County,
Illinois (including Woodford County)
Revised and updated
December 2018. Genealogy and history of 91 families that came to Tazewell and
Woodford Counties 1830-1856, compiled by Joseph Peter Staker.
Part One of Three:
Historical background. 11 families: Ropp, Staker, King,
Belsley, Schertz, Engel, Vercler, Roggy (revised), Oyer, Mosiman, and Salzman. 408 footnotes,
274 pages, 4.21 MB.
Part Two of Three:
35 families: Schrock, Gingerich, Farny, Schweizer, Camp, Ruvenacht, Abersoll,
Leman, Bachman/Baughman, Gerber/Garber, Beckler, Nafziger, Beck, Donner,
Kistler, Kennel, Unzicker, Roth, Zimmerman (revised), Miller, Reeser/Risser, Maurer,
Litwiller, Sommer, Rich, Ulrich, Brenneman, Eigsti, Birky/Birkey, Sutter,
Heiser, Augsburger, Stalter, Steinman, and Hauter. 492 footnotes, 409 pages,
Part Three of Three:
45 families: Zehr, Yordy, Esch/Oesch, Ehresman, Hochstettler, Schwarzentraub,
Smith, Petersmith, Good, Plank, Goldsmith, Rediger, Kinsinger, Ringenberger,
Springer, Dellenbach, Eiman, Schantz, Dettweiler, Gascho, Orendorff, Schlegel,
Ernst, Roeschley, Wagler, Wagner, Steider, Klopfenstein, Ramseyer, Zook,
Neuhauser, Householder, Strubhar, Yoder, Lantz, Kauffman, Sharp, Grubb, Beller,
Ackerman, Martin, Imhoff, Habecker, Jantzi, and Egli/Egly
(new). Acknowledgements. 611
footnotes, 469 pages, 5.49 MB.
Helvetii; Names; von Diesbach; Laws of Canton Bern; 1826, 1831, 1832, and 1854
passenger lists; Tazewell County Townships; The Lewis County Settlement;
Kiefer/Kieffer; Hirschy/Hirschey; Landes and Landes Mennonite Cemetery;
Steiger; Zwalter; Yoder of the Oley Valley; Swiss Legends; Puzzle of Barbara
Eyer; Wolbers of Königsbach; Albrecht of Bureau County; Rocke; Boshart; Holi/Holli/Holly;
Eicher; Kurtz; Bürcki/Buerge; Fahsbender; Military Acquaintances: Reust,
Brickler, De Guibert, and Chlopicki; An Anabaptist; Esch of Lancaster County
(new); Stucky (new);
Owen Lovejoy & Abraham Lincoln (new); and
Tremont and the Shields Challenge(new). 110
footnotes, 110 pages, 2.21 MB.
This work is an attempt at a family history of the Palatinate DULLY
families and their USA descendants. It deals mainly with Anna Maria Eva
DULLY and four generations of her descendants, including parts of five
generations of USA relatives.
This DULLY family history was written in remembrance of the arrival of
Christian DULLY (Anna Maria's son) & Katharina FRÖHLICH on 16 April 1867 at
New York, 150 years ago.
Various sources were accessed such as family documents, literature, obits
(mainly from the Pekin Daily Times
newspaper), information of family researchers, archives research, and
Internet research. The data quality varies, so some data may not be correct
and there are still question marks about a few family lines.
historically also known as Rhenish Palatinate, is a region in southwestern
Germany. It currently occupies roughly the southernmost quarter of the
German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, covering an area of 5,451
square kilometers with about 1.4 million inhabitants. Its residents are
known as Palatines. Many more Palatines emigrated in the course of the
19th century than from any other area of Germany—the
great majority of them to North America, so that in the US temporarily
“Palatine” was a
common designation for any German American.}
Researched surnames include Allen, Ammerman, Andrews, Appell, Badorek,
Baker, Bandy, Bartlett, Baumann, Bebout, Benedict, Bennett, Birky, Bledsoe,
Blessman, Blevins, Bole, Bolwar, Bossert, Braucht, Brecher, Bridgeman,
Bright, Brown, Bullock, Burch, Cadwel, Carrington, Caton, Childers, Clark,
Clements, Click, Close, Collins, Cook, Cooper, Cordts, Couch, Crager, Crane,
Crawford, Crisman, Christ, Crotts, Cunningham Dagit, Davis, Devore, Dickie,
Dietrich, Duffie, Duley, Dully, Edworthy, Eichelberger, Felker, Foster,
Frampton, Fritts, Fröhlich, Froehlich, Fulkerson, Furnish, Gardner, Garner,
Garrett, Garrison, Gathmann, Gearen, Gerber, Gilbert, Gohde, Gowan,
Gunterman, Haas, Hancock, Hanna, Hartman, Heilman, Hirst, Hodge, Hodgson,
Hoerr, Holmes, Houser, Hoyt, Huber, Hunt, Hurst, Jarrell, Jenkins, Johns,
Jones, Kady, Keller, Ketchum, Klein, Koch, Krahn, Krug, Lacock, Lamb,
Lawrence, Layne, Layten, Leininger, Lewis, Livengood, Lobbs, Lohnes, Loper,
Lumbert, Macha, Maple, Marshall, Mcbridge, Mekan, Meny, Miller, Mitchell,
Montgomery, Morrison, Morsch, Mularoni, Nelson, Newlund, Nieukirk, Nievar,
Norman, Obeldobel, Olsen, Pangborn, Perry, Pfeifer, Pfeiffer, Pferdsdorf,
Pinos, Polen, Pollman(N), Pollock, Potts, Purdy, Rainey, Rapp, Redlingshafer,
Redlingshöfer, Reuling, Reissel, Richardson, Ritthaler, Rowan, Rucker, Ruff,
Rumsey, Sanders, Schaefer, Schaffer, Scheidel, Schmidt, Schock, Schoonover,
Schrenk, Schwinn, Serpette, Shanbeck, Shaw, Shipley, Slavin, Sommers,
Spencer, Spotts, Sprague, Springer, Springer, Stark, Stauthammer, Stephens,
Stevens, Stickles, Stormer, Stouthammer, Swigart, Taylor, Tennell, Tharp,
Thielbar, Thomas, Thomlinson, Tuffentsamer, Tunis, Van Petten, Vandyke,
Volk, Wageman(N), Waldbeser, Walker, Warner, Webster, Welch, Wilfawn,
Williams, Wills, Wineburner, Wright, Wubben, Young, and Zimmerman(N).
- 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
Geldmacher, Adam Genealogy
the Baggage Coach Ahead - These
pages are part of Chris Casey's blog - I recommend Chris'
Genealogy Blog for some
interesting reading about Chris' genealogical research journey.
- Hittle Genealogy
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
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.
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