Surname queries: K - M

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I'm looking for information about the deaths of William and Caroline Kanitz--date, place, and/or obituaries. I know William died before 10 April 1910. Caroline was still alive in January 1920, and living in Lowe Township, Moultrie Co.

Sarah Howard


We are looking for any information on Abraham Keller and consort who lived in Moultrie County around 1830. Moved to Illinois about that time from Oldham County Kentucky. We need information about Keller descendants and can provide information on Kentucky branch. Thanks for any help.

John and Marjorie Weeks


I'm looking for a proper spelling of the name KENNY. I have a newspaper article on Wash and Lina Young's 60th wedding anniversary in 1933 (near Gays). Rebecca Isolina KENNY originally from Butler Co., Ohio. Her father was George Washington KENNY, b. 1825) Their name was spelled KENNEY in the newspaper article.

Bob Young
Tue, Apr 22, 1997 - 17:49:23


Looking for info on any Kerwin's or Cahill or Kahill's. Lawrence Kerwin marr Mary Kahill or Cahill in Macon Co IL 10-6-1867. He was listed as Lawrence Kirwin. They had 6 sons in Macon and Christian Co's.

Sally Hathaway
Monday, June 24, 2002 3:07 PM


I am looking for info on the family of john and matilda KIRKENDALL who came to moultrie co in the late 1830s and lived there until their deaths in 1878.would appreciate any help and have info i will share also.i am also looking for any info on the family of jacob WOODS.i would also like to make contact with any descendants of a.p.LESTER of moultrie co in the 1870s regarding my ancestor amos MILLER who lived with the LESTER family for a time.

charles hess
Sun, Sep 21, 1997


Knight, Joel B.
Sullivan, IL
June 28 '61
Killed Stone River, Dec 30 '62
I am researching the above person and would love to have contact with anyone who has more information about the Knight family. Thank you.

Lu Schwartz
Thursday, January 02, 2003 10:47 AM


I am looking for any information on the LaCost and Moody families. They had farms around Bethany and Fiindley. Thank you.

Bill A. Herron
Thursday, February 21, 2002 7:58 PM


I am searching for information on the Lake family (Greenbury and Emily Lake, with son Ambrose) that appeared on the 1870 census.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2003


I am searching for information on NELLIE LEATHERS. She was married to Fred POLAND. I have her birth date year as 1894 but no month or day or place of birth. Also would like information on her parents. She died May 17, 1918. I am told she is buried in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan, IL. Any information would be appreciated, thanks.

Judy Christman
Tuesday, April 13, 1999 1:26 PM


We are researching James Keller Lee family. He was born in Sullivan IL 1851-54. He had a son Alsey Foster Lee that drowned at a young age. We wondering if you have any information on the parents or brother & sisters --or childern of Alsey Lee. Thank you !

j k lee council
Sunday, November 29, 1998 11:06 PM


I am researching John LEE of North Carolina. He lived in Stewart County, Tennessee during the 1820's and 1830's and possibly longer. Around 1839 he traveled to Moultrie County, Illinois with his two sons, William R. LEE and Alsey B. LEE. He returned to Tennessee but left the sons in Illinois.

William R. LEE was born about 1815 in Tennessee. He married a woman named Emeline and had four children in Tennessee. Martha was born March 31, 1833 in Weakly County, Tennessee John L. was born about 1836 in Tennessee. James was born about 1838 in Tennessee. William B. (Wiley) was born about 1840 in Tennessee. Another child, Lucy Elmira, was born July 16, 1846 in Illinois. In the 1830 Tennessee census the family was in Henry County. Emeline died September 11, 1849 in Moultrie County, Illinois William remarried a woman named, Malinda THOMASON, May 26, 1850. He died March 25, 1860 in Moultrie County, Illinois and is buried with his first wife in Pea Cemetery.

Alsey B. LEE was born about 1819 IN Stewart County, Tennessee. He married Susan SHARP on March 25, 1848 in Moultrie County, Illinois. He lived his life there, married two other women and had a number of children. He died January 31, 1886 in Moultrie County, Illinois.

I am searching for information about the father John LEE. Also looking for other family members. I am willing to exchange information with any LEE researchers. Thank you.

Sharon Leezer
Monday, May 14, 2001 5:48 PM


Would like to know who Walter Light's parents are. He married Dora George daughter of Aaron George.

Betty Sanner
Saturday, February 09, 2002 2:09 PM


LOVING - Seeking info on Joseph Newton Loving and his wife Mary Ellen Snapp. He was b: 25 Dec 1842 in Campbell Co., TN, m: 29 Aug, 1890, in Springfield, Ill d: 24 Jan 1933 in Macon Co., Ill. Three of their children: Beulah Mayme, Vivien Snapp, and Mildred Prudence Loving were all born in Dalton City (Moultrie Co) between 1896 and 1904.

Rich Johnston
Wednesday, June 17, 1998 12:21 PM


I am searching for any papers, photos, publications re: James Wesley Lovins, born Orange Co. NC, died Moultrie Co. IL, and buried in Liberty Cemtery. He donated the land to Moultrie County that Liberty cemetary sits on.
I am happy to pay for any copies or originals.

Thank you
Candy Lovins

February 28, 2008

Candy Lovins


Seeking information about the Lower family in general and about Benjamin Frank Lower in particular. He and his family were listed in the 1900 census, and lived in in Dora Township. Thanks!

Neilia Dudley
Wednesday, December 24, 2003


I am searching for James Milton (John) LUCAS who came from Shelby Co, KY to live in Atwood, Piatt CO IL. Cannot find him in Piatt Co, am hoping for Moultrie Co. Married to Elizabeth Catherine Bean LUCAS. Children: James William LUCAS. Came, I believe, in 1871. James William LUCAS went to Wisconsin in 1890 or so. Any help much appreciated. 

Judy Nordburg
Sun, Jul 27, 1997 - 19:36:51


I am seeking information on the Warner J. Malone family that lived in the Sullivan area in the 1930s. Warner and Clara Carolina Reeder were married 25 Dec 1904 in Hamilton Co. Il. When they went to Moultrie Co. I do not know. I believe that Clara died in Sullivan, Il. 10 Dec 1939. She and Warner may have had four children; Alva, Ray, Bernice and Willard. Possibly there was another child. Clara was a sister to my grandmother. Any bit of data will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Donna Wilson Smith
Wednesday, May 10, 2000 10:49 PM


I have a great great uncle George J. Malson I believe he is the one in the Mexican War 1846 a volunteer from Macon county, I think his father is James Jean Malson. Also would like more information on the J.C. Malson who died in that war. I know that the family moved from Macon county in 1855. Any information would be helpful. Thanks.

James Malson
Thu, May 1, 1997 - 11:07:24


I am searching for a Nelson N. Martin that was born in Moultrie Co., IL abt 1835/1837. He married Emma Clark who was also born in Moultrie Co., IL abt 1838. Emma's father was Samuel Clark and her mother was Isabell Neely. I would appreciate any help I can get.

Della Steele
Thursday, April 13, 2000 12:16 PM


Looking for any info on a Sarah E. (possibly Elizabeth) Martz who married Clement (Clem) Rice in Moultrie County, IL 1903. Her name is also given variously as Bessie E. Martz. Thank you.

Cathy Larkins
Friday, April 4, 2003


I am interested in any information pertaining to the Benjamin H. Mattox born 18 Apr. 1866 died 1903 buried Whitfield Cem. Whitley, Twp. Moutrie, IL. and Anna Austin Graven born 1 Jan. 1868 died 13 Jun. 1930 buried Whitfield cem. Whitley, Twp. Moutrie, IL. They were married in Moutrie IL. 6 Jan. 1887. They had the following listed children. Omer C. Mattox married Oma Shafer 8 Dec. 1907, Ella May Mattox married Robert Perry Leeds 24 Dec. 1908, Freda Ann Mattox Married Henry C. Pifer 25 Apr. 1910, Benjamin Zink Mattox married Eva M. Lane 26 Jun. 1915, Ruth Fannie Mattox married Cecil H. Reynolds 26 Jun. 1915, Harley Austin Mattox married Blondell Braden 9 Oct. 1928. Baby Rebecca Cecil Mattox born 24 Oct. 1901-died 1902. I would like any information on the above families.

Jack D. Mattox
Wednesday, September 09, 1998 3:52 PM


Seeking information on Iris Vernon McAlister - Born: 04 JAN 1893 in Arthur, Illinois. Father & Mother Unknown. Please contact me if you have any information.

Merri R Bowden
Thursday, January 13, 2000 6:59 AM


I am searching for the ancestors of Allison Hanson McClintock b. Aug 31,1857 in Sullivan, Moultrie Co, IL. died 1910 in KS. married May 5, 1880 in Douglas Co, KS Mary L. Cade b. Jan 25,1861 in Sullivan, Moultrie Co,IL. died Oct 10, 1948 in Douglas Co, KS. Any help would be appreciated.

Don Colby
Wednesday, May 31, 2000 10:38 AM


I am searching for the burial place in or near Bethany of John and Elizabeth Mc Cord. John may have died on Jan 23 1866. Elizabeth Mc Cord may have died on April 15, 1865. I live in Decatur and would like to know at least what cemetery they are buried in. Thank you.

J. Shank
Monday, January 25, 1999 9:07 AM


I am looking for any information on Charles McCune who married Christine Turner. Any information greatly appreciated. Thanks

Friday, May 14, 1999 3:47 PM


Anyone able to help me on group of McKOWNs who settle in Moultrie Co., IL? Samuel S. b. abt 1850 in OHIO m. Eliza Jane Pasco and also m. Martha E. (Mattie) Reedy. Dies 1929, buried Camfield Cemetery, Sullivan, Moultrie Co, IL. John McKOWN b abt 1840 Ohio m. Sarah E unk McCollum in Moultrie Co., IL. Both alive in 1880 in that area. Known offspring: Robert and Samuel, b 1878 and 1879. Sarah Jane McKOWN/McCUNE b 1825 Moultrie Co, IL, m. Henry Pasco in 1843. Both are buried in Moultrie Co. John B. McKOWN b. 1791 Pennsylvania, m. Elizabeth HAVES b VA betw 1804-1815. He dies 1872, buried Camfield Cemetery Moultrie Co. IL. Sarah Jane is the direct ancestor. Any help greatly appreciated. thanks in advance.

Sunday, February 20, 2000 6:50 AM


Desire info on the McCLAIN, McLEAN, McLANE, McLAIN family that resided in Moutrie County c.1840-1864. They were from c1750 Lancaster Co PA to 1763 Amherst Co VA; to 1802 Madison Co KY; to 1828 Hendricks Co Indiana; to 1841 Moultrie Co. JONATHAN McCLAIN d.c.1856-1859 Moultrie Co. Any idea where he is buried? Tombstone reading? Will exchange info.

Don Marsh
Thu, Feb13, 1997 - 18:27:28


I am looking for information on my Great Grandmother. Julia Etta McMAHAN Born July 22, 1868 in MO and died in 1941 in Macon Co.,Decatur, IL. She was married to William T. KINMAN born in Louisville, KY April 3, 1860 and died in 1938 in Macon Co, Decatur, IL - Julia had a sister, Sadie B. McMAHAN who married William T. KINMAN's brother - Joseph A. KINMAN. Other brothers and sisters were Otis, William and Mary. There father was Sam McMAHAN I have no dates or other information on the brothers and sisters. All e-mails answered. Any help greatly appreciated.

Tresa Herald
Tue, Mar 25, 1997 - 04:06:21


Seeking any information on NEFF and MERITT and marriage date of Oliver Wilson MERITT to Una Mae NEFF, around 1904. Oliver son of Isaac Meritt, born c. 1842, and Nancy Jane Chambers, b. Dec. 7, 1849. Una Mae NEFF daughter of Joseph NEFF, b. c. 1834 and Sarah A. Campbell, c. 1838.

Ellen Scheffler
Mon Feb 3, 1997 - 12:58:20


OLIVER MERTZ moved to Decatur, Macon Co, Il in 1865 from Auglaize Co., Oh. While in Shelby Co., Ohio he married Catharine Shafer on Oct 27, 1852. Two of Oliver's children ( James E and Sarah Emma ) were born in Ohio. I believe Oliver's last two children ( William and George Oliver) were born in Macon Co. Oliver died April 1891 in Decatur. I am looking for additional information on OLIVER MERTZ and his descendants. Thank you in advance.

Will ∓ Janet Etheredge
Tuesday, May 22, 2001 8:43 AM


MILLER, James, buried in Marrowbone (Bethany) cemetary. My grandmother, Nellie May (Miller) SNOW, is his daughter. They are all in Marrowbone. A good family friend, Dorothy Tohill, former owner of Tohill Funeral Home, looked this information up at the cemetary for me. I'm looking for anything on James' wife, Mary Jane ROBINSON. Not sure where she is buried.

Sandy SNOW DiLorenzo
Thursday, November 19, 1998 3:39 PM


I am working on my TROTTER, MAYES, and MILLER families.

I found Mary Maxine Miller m. Richard Trindle. She died Dec.3,2003 in Sullivan, IL. Her husband died Mar.13, 1951.

Also Lucille Irene Miller was born Irvington IL and m. Henry Carter and then John Kinney. Am trying to finish up my Trotter book and really need info on these people. Thanks Bettie Wheat, Fairfield, Il, Wayne Co. IL.

Betty Wheat
August 15, 2005


I am researching the family name of Million in Lovington ca. 1850-1930 or 40. Thank you.

Monday, April 02, 2001 10:04 AM


I'm looking for information on the Million family, from 1840 to 1970. My ancestors began moving from Kentucky to Lovington in the 1840s.

Dave Heitz
August 15, 2005


I am researching John W. Mills. His place and date of birth are unknown. He enlisted in Company F, 126th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteers at Alton, IL, on 22 August, 1862. He was discharged July 12, 1865. He married Catherine Larkins on January 30, 1868, in Irving, Montgomery County, IL. They had at least the following children:
Margaret Mills, dob 12 Nov 1868, dod 19 Jan 1882; William F. Mills, dob 26 July 1870; and Sarah S. Mills, dob 7 Feb 1873. John W. Mills died 18 Nov 1878, in LaDue, Henry County, Missouri, age unknown; Catherine Mills was age 35 in Sullivan, Moultrie County, Il, on 26 June 1880, where sheapplied for a civil war widow pension. Her witness was John M. Kelly. Catherine Mills married Jethro O’Bryant on 7 July 1881, in Moultrie County, IL. Her death unknown. Any help would be appreciated.

Tim Mills
Thursday, February 04, 1999 4:35 PM


Looking for a George Moran b OHIO m Matilda Jane Kirkendoll b 1845 d 1938. Marriage date - 23/Jul/1868 in Moultrie Countie, IL. Wm. Crouch, JP married the above. Children of George & Matilda: Mary Moran b ????; Nora Moran b 1872; John Moran b 1875.

Liz Moore ([email protected]) NOTE: This email address is no longer valid. I you know of a current address, please notify the web master.


I am trying to determine the parentage of Julia E. MORRIS, b. 1846 in the state of IN, county unknown. She should appear in the household of her parents on the 1850 census. Julia first married John W. CLARIDGE in 1863, then married David T. WARREN 16 May 1875. Julia died 1902 in Moultrie County, IL. I am also seeking the family data concerning their son George Calvin WARREN c. 22 Jan 1883. It is thought that he may have later gone to Missouri. Can anyone help? Thanks!

Alicia A. Woolridge
OR: DOROTHY D. BUTT; PO Box 359; Bethany, IL 61914; She only has snail-mail, but you can contact her through me: Alicia A. Woolridge


Researching Morthland, 1870-Present.
Charles Perry
July 12, 2004


My great-grandfather was Simon Bollinger, the barber in Arthur in the 1870's. His daughter, Lennie, was my grandmother. Simon was born in Beringen, Canton of Schauffhausen, Switzerland, and emigrated to the U.S. in 1852. Lennie was born in Arthur, IL, in 1877, and is listed on the 1880 census in Lowe Township. She married Walter Mountz of Williamsville Village, IL, in 1903. I have more family history if you would like it.

Marla Mountz Vincent
Saturday, March 23, 2002 6:19 PM


I am desperately seeking Moutz or Mouts.  I know there was a family of Moutz from Christian Co.  I also know that one of the Moutz was a school teacher in Pana.  Any help would be great.

Seth W. Phillips
Sun, Jun 1, 1997 - 06:59:14


Looking for information on the MUNSON family. Harriet E. Munson Wolfe married Edward W. ROUSE of Moultrie County, Illinois in 1871. Her niece, Jennie Munson married a ? WALKER from Moultrie County, late 1870's to early 1880's. Jennie's mother Martha Tatham Munson may have also come to Moultrie County. Please send an email to:

Kathy Sidenstricker
Sunday, March 12, 2000 1:51 AM


I am looking for any info. re: Winfield T. Murray m. to Sarah J. Strickland. He was born Oct.5,1849 I believe. They married Oct. 27, 1875 in Moultrie Cty.Specifically I need parentage info. as well as where he came from. Have been told he came from Maryland??? Thanks for any help.

J. Beadles
Tuesday, January 23, 2001 11:24 PM


Henry Myer 1828 Germany married Mary Davis 1844 in Il. They are listed on the 1880 Moultrie Co,Il census. They lived in the Lake City area and had the following children: Emma 1868, John 1870, Laetitia? 1872 married a Logan and lived in Decatur,Il, William 1874, Edgar 1876 and Archie I. b.1878. Archie I. Fannie M Rickett and lived in Tazewell Co, Il.

Nancy Becraft
Sat, Mar 1, 1997 - 21:31:35


I am desperately trying to find out what happend to JAMES FRANKLIN MYERS. He was born in Macon Co abt 1838, married Sarah E Earp of Moultrie Co in 1860. Marriage was in Macon Co, but 3 children were born in 1860-64 & 66 near Sullivan. Children were William Bailey Myers, Laura and Permelia. By 1870 Sarah had married Silas Clauson. Again, marriage was in Macon Co, but they lived near Lovington. Any help? Thanks.

Donna Hoffman
Monday, September 07, 1998 12:35 PM