George Campbell

M, b. 10 February 1794, d. 21 December 1864
Father*Thomas Campbell b. Dec 1764, d. a 1816
Mother*Sarah Wilcox d. a 1816
  • George Campbell was born on 10 February 1794 at Blount, Tennessee.
  • He was the son of Thomas Campbell and Sarah Wilcox.
  • George Campbell married Mary Groshong, daughter of Samuel Groshong and Elizabeth Buckalew, on 18 August 1825 at Adams, Illinois.
  • George Campbell died on 21 December 1864 at Adams, Illinois, at age 70 also reported as December 24, 1864.
  • He was buried after 24 December 1864 at New Providence Cemetery, Adams, Illinois.
Census DateLocation
1850Ursa, Adams, IllinoisGeorge Campbell was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.1
23 August 1860Ursa, Adams, IllinoisHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.2
     George Campbell was born on February 10, 1794 in Blount County, Tennessee. He is the first child of twelve born to Thomas Campbell and Sarah Wilcox. In 1823, George Campbell arrived on foot from Tennessee and erected a cabin on his claim in the north east quarter of Section 31 near what is now Walnut Corners in Adams County, Illinois. At this time Campbell stayed with Groshong for four days before returning on foot to Tennessee for his stock and other supplies. On his return trip in 1824, he was joined near Palmyra, Missouri by Groshong and his two daughters for the remainder of the trip. Palmyra was the location of a trading post at the time. Samuel's wife had died shortly before. When they got to the Mississippi River, they built a raft of logs to ferry the wagons and small stock that could not swim. They made most of the stock swim it. They had horses for riding purposes only. Most work was done by oxen. This is the way all of the first settlers crossed any rivers that they came to. Groshong settled on the north east quarter of Section 29 near Rock Creek. George Campbell married Samuel's daughter Mary the next year on August 18, 1825. This was the second marriage to take place in the County. The marriage license reads as follows, ''August the 18, 1825, To whom it may concern I give you to under stand that I Samuel Groshong has nothing agins George Campbell marring mi daughter Mary Groshong. George Campbell and Mary Groshong were lawfully joined in Marriage by me this eighteenth day of August AD one thousand eight hundred and twenty five. Willard Keyes, County Comm.'' On August 12, 1826, there was a son born to George and Mary. They named him Andrew Jackson Campbell. He was the first white male child born in Adams County. He died in California in 1849. Mary said that when Andrew was a baby, the Indians would come and get him about every day and then bring him home at night and that he nursed the Indian Squaws more than he did her and by the time he was two or three years old, they would keep him a week at a time. They would paint him up and put feathers in his head so he would look like the little Indian children. They would bring him home for a few days she would get the paint washed off and have him cleaned up and then they would come get him and paint him up again. He was with the Indians more time than he was with her. Up to the time he was four or five years old, he spoke the Indian language better than English. The only neighbors they had when they first came to Adams County were the Indians. They never locked a door yet could leave for days and come back and everything would be just as they left it. It was around the winter of 1830 that George Campbell took a load of corn over to Mill Creek to be ground. He took two yoke of oxen to the wagon and while he was at the mill there was a snow fall of near four feet at the level. He was eight days coming home. he had about twelve mile to come. The Indians went to meet him. It was four days after the Indians went until they got home. That was one time Mary Groshong said that they were so tired that they would not eat supper. They just laid down on the floor and there they stayed until the next day. George divided the corn meal with them as a token of his thanks. A short time after George Campbell came to Adams County, his four brothers and one sister came also. David, Joseph, Clayborn, and Russel. David married Sarah Worley the 29th of June 1826. Joseph and Clayborn married sisters by the name of Nelson. Their sister married Robert Beaty. George served in the Black Hawk War to force the Black Hawk Indians to follow their treaty and remain on the Western side of the Mississippi River. While he was gone, some of the Indians camped in Mary's yard so they could guard the place. George and Mary were very good friends with the Indians and they were good friends in return. George also was involved with running the Mormons out of Nauvoo. The Mormons had settled in Nauvoo to escape religious intolerance they had faced further east. However, their stay in Nauvoo was not well received by the people of Illinois. While things remained peaceful for the majority of the time, violence did occasionally erupt. The governor finally convinced Brigham Young, the leader of the Mormons after the death of Joseph Smith, to pull up stakes and head West.
Sources: The History of Adams County, Illinois, A History of the County - Its Cities, Towns, Etc; Chicago: Murray, Williamson & Phelps, 1879; pp558-560, 801.

Children of George Campbell and Mary Groshong

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, 312b. Dwelling 222.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 389. Dwelling 2873.

Mary Groshong

F, b. May 1811, d. 28 September 1889
Father*Samuel Groshong b. c 1786, d. 1827
Mother*Elizabeth Buckalew b. 1782, d. b 1834
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMary Groshong was also known as Polly.
Married Name18 August 1825As of 18 August 1825,her married name was Campbell.
  • Mary Groshong was born in May 1811 at Lincoln, Missouri.
  • She was the daughter of Samuel Groshong and Elizabeth Buckalew.
  • Mary Groshong married George Campbell, son of Thomas Campbell and Sarah Wilcox, on 18 August 1825 at Adams, Illinois.
  • Mary Groshong died on 28 September 1889 at Ursa, Adams, Illinois, at age 78 also reported as 28 Sep 1881; When the news of the death of Mrs. Mary CAMPBELL , of Ursa on September 28 was announced, little did anyone dream that she was the mother of the first white child ever born in Adams Co. Deceased was the daughter of Samuel GROSHONG, and was in Lincoln Co., Mo. in the month of May 1811. She came to this county with her father in 1823 and her father built the first log cabin in the Ursa township. She was married to George CAMPBELL in the month of August 1825 by Willard Keyes, a Justice of the Peace. This was the first marriage in the history of the county. On the 12th of August 1827, Mrs. CAMPBELL gave birth to her son A.J. CAMPBELL, who was the first white child born in this county. Her husband died on December 24,1864 in his 71st year of his age. J.M. Ruddell, an old and highly respected citizen of the county, conducted the services at the funeral which were of a very impressive nature. Mrs. CAMPBELL was a noble woman, esteemed and loved by all, and many a heart in the breasts of the older generation was pained upon hearing of her death.
  • She was buried after 28 September 1889 at New Providence Cemetery, Ursa, Adams, Illinois, In this New Providence Cemetery, Samuel Groshong's daughter Mary "Polly" Groshong Campbell is buried. Stephen Ruddle's son preached her funeral.
Census DateLocation
1850Ursa, Adams, IllinoisMary Groshong was listed in George Campbell's household on the 1850 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.1
23 August 1860Ursa, Adams, IllinoisMary Groshong was listed in George Campbell's household on the 1860 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.2
14 June 1870Ursa, Adams, IllinoisMary Groshong was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.3
1880Ursa, Adams, IllinoisShe was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.4

Children of Mary Groshong and George Campbell

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, 312b. Dwelling 222.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 389. Dwelling 2873.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 266.
  4. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0174 Page Number 343C.

Elizabeth Evaline Campbell

F, b. 20 January 1830, d. 30 June 1916
Father*George Campbell b. 10 Feb 1794, d. 21 Dec 1864
Mother*Mary Groshong b. May 1811, d. 28 Sep 1889
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name13 January 1857As of 13 January 1857,her married name was Lee.
  • Elizabeth Evaline Campbell was born on 20 January 1830 at Illinois.
  • She was the daughter of George Campbell and Mary Groshong.
  • Elizabeth Evaline Campbell married William Smith Lee on 13 January 1857 at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.
  • Elizabeth Evaline Campbell died on 30 June 1916 at age 86 Second Child Born in County Dies - Mrs. W.S. Lee, Living Near Ursa, Was Over 86 Years Old. - Grandfather was First Settler in Ursa Township - Mother's Marriage Was First in County.

    Mrs. W. S. Lee, a member of one of the oldest families of Adams county, died at her home near Ursa at 11 o'clock last night, from a complication of diseases from which she had been suffering fo over two years. Mrs. Lee, who was over 86 years old, had lived nearly all her life near Ursa. She was born in 1830 and was married to W.S. Lee in 1857. Nine children, one of whom died in infancy, were born to this union. The surviving children are Mrs. James Ford, Mrs. William Timme and Mrs. W. H. Funkenbusch, all of Ursa; Mrs. C. J. Ralph, of Quincy; George Lee, of Boise, Ariz; Frank Lee, of Philomath, Ore; and Willie and James Lee of Ursa.

    In addition to these there are three brothers and one sister of the deceased now living, 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Mary Campbell, the mother of the deceased, was married to George Campbell in 1825, this being the first marriage in Adams County. Jackson Campbell, Mrs. Lee's brother, was the first child to be born in Adams county and Mrs. Lee was the second. Samuel Groshong, grandfather of Mrs. Lee and father of Mrs. Campbell, was the first settler in Ursa township. He came to this county in the fall of 1823 and built the first log cabin in Ursa township. Mrs. Lee has been living on the old homestead of the family, called "Walnut Grove Farm," which is in a large grove of walnut tree planted in the early eighties by George Campbell."
Census DateLocation
1850Ursa, Adams, IllinoisElizabeth Evaline Campbell was listed in George Campbell's household on the 1850 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.1
1880Ursa, Adams, IllinoisElizabeth Evaline Campbell was listed as wife in William Smith Lee's household on the 1880 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.2
1910Ursa, Adams, IllinoisElizabeth Evaline Campbell was listed as wife in William Smith Lee's household on the 1910 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois; household includes grandson Otto Lee, age 25.3
     Elizabeth Evaline Campbell had 9 with 8 living in 1910 children.

Children of Elizabeth Evaline Campbell and William Smith Lee

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, 312b. Dwelling 222.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0174 Page Number 343D.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Ursa, Adams, Illinois; Roll T624_229; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 61; Image: 637.

Mary Ann Campbell

F, b. 15 December 1832
Father*George Campbell b. 10 Feb 1794, d. 21 Dec 1864
Mother*Mary Groshong b. May 1811, d. 28 Sep 1889
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Smith.
Census DateLocation
1850Ursa, Adams, IllinoisMary Ann Campbell was listed in George Campbell's household on the 1850 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, 312b. Dwelling 222.

Silvia Jane Campbell

F, b. 11 March 1838
Father*George Campbell b. 10 Feb 1794, d. 21 Dec 1864
Mother*Mary Groshong b. May 1811, d. 28 Sep 1889
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationSilvia Jane Campbell was also known as Jane.
Name VariationSilvia Jane Campbell was also known as Sally T.
Married Namebefore 1856As of before 1856,her married name was Frazier.
Census DateLocation
1850Ursa, Adams, IllinoisSilvia Jane Campbell was listed in George Campbell's household on the 1850 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.1
1860Ursa, Adams, IllinoisSilvia Jane Campbell was listed in John Frazier's household on the 1860 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.2

Children of Silvia Jane Campbell and John Frazier

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, 312b. Dwelling 222.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1860; Census Place: Ursa, Adams, Illinois; Roll M653_155; Page: 361; Image: 17; Family History Library Film: 803155.

Sarah Angeline Campbell

F, b. 20 August 1840, d. 30 June 1916
Father*George Campbell b. 10 Feb 1794, d. 21 Dec 1864
Mother*Mary Groshong b. May 1811, d. 28 Sep 1889
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationSarah Angeline Campbell was also known as Anna.
Married NameHer married name was Timme.
Name VariationSarah Angeline Campbell was also known as Anne.
  • Sarah Angeline Campbell was born on 20 August 1840 at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.
  • She was the daughter of George Campbell and Mary Groshong.
  • Sarah Angeline Campbell died on 30 June 1916 at Ursa, Adams, Illinois, at age 75.
Census DateLocation
1850Ursa, Adams, IllinoisSarah Angeline Campbell was listed in George Campbell's household on the 1850 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.1
23 August 1860Ursa, Adams, IllinoisSarah Angeline Campbell was listed in George Campbell's household on the 1860 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.2
14 June 1870Ursa, Adams, IllinoisSarah Angeline Campbell was listed in Mary Groshong's household on the 1870 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.3
1880Ursa, Adams, IllinoisSarah Angeline Campbell was listed as a daughter in Mary Groshong's household on the 1880 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.4

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, 312b. Dwelling 222.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 389. Dwelling 2873.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 266.
  4. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0174 Page Number 343C.

Joseph David Campbell

M, b. 11 August 1842, d. after 1910
Father*George Campbell b. 10 Feb 1794, d. 21 Dec 1864
Mother*Mary Groshong b. May 1811, d. 28 Sep 1889
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJoseph David Campbell was also known as Joshey David.
Name VariationJoseph David Campbell was also known as J. D.
  • Joseph David Campbell was born on 11 August 1842 at Illinois also reported as May 1842.
  • He was the son of George Campbell and Mary Groshong.
  • As of 1910, Joseph David Campbell was never married.
  • He died after 1910.
Census DateLocation
1850Ursa, Adams, IllinoisJoseph David Campbell was listed in George Campbell's household on the 1850 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.1
23 August 1860Ursa, Adams, IllinoisJoseph David Campbell was listed in George Campbell's household on the 1860 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.2
14 June 1870Ursa, Adams, IllinoisJoseph David Campbell was listed in Mary Groshong's household on the 1870 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.3
1880Ursa, Adams, IllinoisJoseph David Campbell was listed as a son in Mary Groshong's household on the 1880 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.4
2 June 1900Quincy, Adams, IllinoisJoseph David Campbell was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Quincy, Adams, Illinois, living next door to Sam Campbell.5
1910Ursa, Adams, IllinoisHe was listed as a brother-in-law in William Smith Lee's household on the 1910 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois; household includes grandson Otto Lee, age 25.6

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, 312b. Dwelling 222.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 389. Dwelling 2873.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 266.
  4. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0174 Page Number 343C.
  5. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED145. Stamp 318A.
  6. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Ursa, Adams, Illinois; Roll T624_229; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 61; Image: 637.

Lucy A. P. Campbell

F, b. 11 May 1845, d. 30 May 1896
Father*George Campbell b. 10 Feb 1794, d. 21 Dec 1864
Mother*Mary Groshong b. May 1811, d. 28 Sep 1889
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLucy A. P. Campbell was also known as Lucinda Pomery.
Name VariationLucy A. P. Campbell was also known as Anna Lamiana.
Married Name8 May 1866As of 8 May 1866,her married name was Wilcox.
Census DateLocation
1850Ursa, Adams, IllinoisLucy A. P. Campbell was listed in George Campbell's household on the 1850 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.1
23 August 1860Ursa, Adams, IllinoisLucy A. P. Campbell was listed in George Campbell's household on the 1860 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.2

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, 312b. Dwelling 222.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 389. Dwelling 2873.

Thomas Jefferson Campbell

M, b. 3 December 1848, d. 1935
Father*George Campbell b. 10 Feb 1794, d. 21 Dec 1864
Mother*Mary Groshong b. May 1811, d. 28 Sep 1889
Census DateLocation
1850Ursa, Adams, IllinoisThomas Jefferson Campbell was listed in George Campbell's household on the 1850 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.1
23 August 1860Ursa, Adams, IllinoisThomas Jefferson Campbell was listed in George Campbell's household on the 1860 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.2
14 June 1870Ursa, Adams, IllinoisThomas Jefferson Campbell was listed in Mary Groshong's household on the 1870 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.3

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, 312b. Dwelling 222.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 389. Dwelling 2873.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 266.

Thomas Campbell

M, b. December 1764, d. after 1816
  • Thomas Campbell was born in December 1764.
  • He married Sarah Wilcox before 1794.
  • Thomas Campbell died after 1816.

Children of Thomas Campbell and Sarah Wilcox

Sarah Wilcox

F, d. after 1816
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1794As of before 1794,her married name was Campbell.
  • Sarah Wilcox married Thomas Campbell before 1794.
  • Sarah Wilcox died after 1816.

Children of Sarah Wilcox and Thomas Campbell

Samuel Groshong

M, b. circa 1786, d. 1827
Father*(?) Groshong
     Samuel Groshong, grandfather of Mrs. Lee and father of Mrs. Campbell, was the first settler in Ursa township. He came to this county in the fall of 1823 and built the first log cabin in Ursa township. Samuel was an Indian Scout and worked for the government as a spy. He spoke 4 of the 5 Indian Languages of that area . He traveled between Fort Edwards, IL ., now Warsaw, IL. and Alton during this time. He is buried in the Denson Early Pioneer Cemetery in Ursa, IL. He died in the winter of 1827 and was wrapped in blankets and rocks piled on his grave so as to keep the wolves and etc from consuming his body. The War of 1812 had ended and a fort was built in Western Illinois in 1814 called Fort Edwards, where the present city of Warsaw now stands. Another government outpost was Alton, Illinois. Between these two outposts, a Frenchman by the name of Samuel Groshong made his journeys on foot as a dispatch bearer and a scout for the Federal Government. Some say he was also a spy for the Federal Government. He was probably the first white man to visit the area of Ursa, Illinois, known before 1850 as Bear Creek territory. He later established a home here. Samuel knew most of the Indians on the trail between Fort Edwards and Alton. He spoke four or five Indian languages and also French. On most of his trips he was disguised as an Indian. The old Warsaw Wagon Road was an Indian trail that man was using long before the area was known as Adams County. Samuel was married to a Pottawatomie Indian woman. Two daughters were born, Fannie in 1806 and Mary in May of 1811. Mary was born in Lincoln County, Missouri. Samuel and his family settled in Adams County, Illinois in 1823 and built the first cabin in the county. In 1823, George Campbell arrived on foot from Tennessee and erected a cabin on his claim in the north east quarter of Section 31 near what is now Walnut Corners. At this time Campbell stayed with Groshong for four days before returning on foot to Tennessee for his stock and other supplies. On his return trip in 1824, he was joined near Palmyra, Missouri by Groshong and his two daughters for the remainder of the trip. Palmyra was the location of a trading post at the time. Samuel's wife had died shortly before. When they got to the Mississippi River, they built a raft of logs to ferry the wagons and small stock that could not swim. They made most of the stock swim it. They had horses for riding purposes only. Most work was done by oxen. This is the way all of the first settlers crossed any rivers that they came to. Groshong settled on the north east quarter of Section 29 near Rock Creek. George Campbell married Samuel's daughter Mary the next year on August 18, 1825. In January of 1825, the Adams County circuit court was organized. On the 5th of September, the Grand Jurors were summoned to appear at the court house on the 5th of October. Samuel Groshong was one of the jurymen. One week later the petit jury met. George Campbell was on that jury. The court house at that time stood were fifth and Main St. is now in Quincy, Illinois. Samuel died in the winter of 1826 or 1827. His is buried in the old cemetery just North of Ursa on the West side of the road known as the Denson Cemetery. His grave in the Southwest part of the cemetery. They covered it with rocks to keep the wolves from digging him up. At the time he was buried, the ground was frozen so hard they only buried him about two feet deep. Those days they just wrapped them in a blanket. There is another grave in that cemetery covered with rocks also.

Children of Samuel Groshong and Elizabeth Buckalew

Andrew Jackson Campbell

M, b. 12 August 1826, d. 1849
Father*George Campbell b. 10 Feb 1794, d. 21 Dec 1864
Mother*Mary Groshong b. May 1811, d. 28 Sep 1889
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAndrew Jackson Campbell was also known as A. J.
Name VariationAndrew Jackson Campbell was also known as Jackson.
  • Andrew Jackson Campbell was born on 12 August 1826 at Adams, Illinois, also reported as 12 Aug 1827; The first birth in Adams County was a son to George and Mary Groshong Campbell of Ursa in 1826.
  • He was the son of George Campbell and Mary Groshong.
  • Andrew Jackson Campbell died in 1849 at California.

David Campbell

M, b. 30 September 1805
Father*Thomas Campbell b. Dec 1764, d. a 1816
Mother*Sarah Wilcox d. a 1816

Joseph Campbell

M, b. 31 December 1801
Father*Thomas Campbell b. Dec 1764, d. a 1816
Mother*Sarah Wilcox d. a 1816

Clayborn Campbell

M, b. 9 August 1811
Father*Thomas Campbell b. Dec 1764, d. a 1816
Mother*Sarah Wilcox d. a 1816

Russell Campbell

M, b. 10 September 1816
Father*Thomas Campbell b. Dec 1764, d. a 1816
Mother*Sarah Wilcox d. a 1816

Sarah Worley

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name29 June 1826As of 29 June 1826,her married name was Campbell.

(?) Campbell

F
Father*Thomas Campbell b. Dec 1764, d. a 1816
Mother*Sarah Wilcox d. a 1816
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was (?) Beaty.

Elizabeth Buckalew

F, b. 1782, d. before 1834
Father*Garret Buckalew
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1803As of 1803,her married name was Groshong.

Children of Elizabeth Buckalew and Samuel Groshong

George Washington Campbell

M, b. 26 September 1834, d. 1860
Father*George Campbell b. 10 Feb 1794, d. 21 Dec 1864
Mother*Mary Groshong b. May 1811, d. 28 Sep 1889

Louisa America Campbell

F, b. 8 April 1851, d. after 1900
Father*George Campbell b. 10 Feb 1794, d. 21 Dec 1864
Mother*Mary Groshong b. May 1811, d. 28 Sep 1889
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLouisa America Campbell was also known as Louisa Ammesic.
Married Namecirca 1875As of circa 1875,her married name was Thompson.
  • Louisa America Campbell was born on 8 April 1851 at Illinois.
  • She was the daughter of George Campbell and Mary Groshong.
  • Louisa America Campbell married George Thompson circa 1875.
  • Louisa America Campbell died after 1900.
Census DateLocation
23 August 1860Ursa, Adams, IllinoisLouisa America Campbell was listed in George Campbell's household on the 1860 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.1
14 June 1870Ursa, Adams, IllinoisLouisa America Campbell was listed in Mary Groshong's household on the 1870 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.2
1900Quincy Ward 7, Adams, IllinoisLouisa America Campbell was listed as wife in George Thompson's household on the 1900 Census at Quincy Ward 7, Adams, Illinois.3
     Louisa America Campbell had 4 with 3 living in 1900 children.

Children of Louisa America Campbell and George Thompson

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 389. Dwelling 2873.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 266.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Quincy Ward 7, Adams, Illinois; Roll T623_236; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 147.

James Buchanan Campbell

M, b. circa 1857
Father*George Campbell b. 10 Feb 1794, d. 21 Dec 1864
Mother*Mary Groshong b. May 1811, d. 28 Sep 1889
Census DateLocation
23 August 1860Ursa, Adams, IllinoisJames Buchanan Campbell was listed in George Campbell's household on the 1860 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.1
14 June 1870Ursa, Adams, IllinoisJames Buchanan Campbell was listed in Mary Groshong's household on the 1870 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.2
1880Ursa, Adams, IllinoisJames Buchanan Campbell was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.3

Child of James Buchanan Campbell and Catherine (?)

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 389. Dwelling 2873.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 266.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0174 Page Number 350A.

William Smith Lee

M, b. 1831, d. after 1910
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWilliam Smith Lee was also known as W. S.
Census DateLocation
1880Ursa, Adams, IllinoisWilliam Smith Lee was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois.1
1910Ursa, Adams, IllinoisHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Ursa, Adams, Illinois, household includes grandson Otto Lee, age 25.2

Children of William Smith Lee and Elizabeth Evaline Campbell

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0174 Page Number 343D.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Ursa, Adams, Illinois; Roll T624_229; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 61; Image: 637.

Naomi Ruth Kasparie

F, b. 29 December 1921, d. 30 September 2016
Naomi (Kasparie) Kelso Jones
Father*Bert William Kasparie b. 23 Sep 1896, d. Mar 1986
Mother*Della Mae Worley b. 2 May 1903, d. Oct 1978
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationNaomi Ruth Kasparie was also known as Neoma.
Married Namebefore 1940As of before 1940,her married name was Kelso.
Married Name1968As of 1968,her married name was Jones.
  • Naomi Ruth Kasparie was born on 29 December 1921 at Quincy, Illinois.
  • She was the daughter of Bert William Kasparie and Della Mae Worley.
  • Naomi Ruth Kasparie married Wilbur Richard Kelso before 1940.
  • Naomi Ruth Kasparie and Wilbur Richard Kelso were divorced in April 1961.
  • Naomi Ruth Kasparie married Charles F. Jones, son of Joseph Jones and Minnie Taylor, in 1968.
  • Naomi Ruth Kasparie died on 30 September 2016 at Knoxville, Illinois, at age 94 Naomi Jones, 94, of Knoxville, Illinois formerly of Dahinda, Illinois died at 10:50 P.M. Friday, September 30, 2016 at Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville, Illinois.

    She was born on December 29, 1921, the daughter of Bert and Delamay Whorley Kasparie. She first married Wilbert Kelso, he preceded her in death in April of 1961. She later married Charles Jones and he preceded her in death in 2009.

    Naomi never knew a stranger; she was always there to help anyone that she knew. She had many friends and was liked by everyone She was the most giving person to many. She loved the outdoors and her gardening was one of her favorite hobbies and she would go to town and set up her stand just about every day in the summer months so she could sell her vegetables. She also loved her many farm animals. She was very active in the Spoon River Scenic Drive for many years. She will be missed by all.

    Naomi is survived by her three sons, Henry "Hank" (Phyllis) Kelso of East Galesburg, Illinois, Bert Kelso of Galesburg, Illinois, and Francis (Marlyn) Kelso of Gilson, Illinois; one daughter-in-law, Kathy Kelso of Galesburg, Illinois; 5 grandsons, Mark, Russell, John, William, and Robert Kelso; 6 granddaughters, Connie Godfrey, Naomi Kelly, Delores Poplett, Shannon Kelso, Mary Jo Brooks, and Lynn Price; and many great grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, August (Sylvia) Kasparie of Florida; one sister, Delores Gough of Knoxville, Illinois; one sister-in-law, Sarah Kasparie of Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, two sons, Lester and Glenn Kelso, one daughter-in-law, Brenda Kelso, four grandchildren, Serita Jefferson, Angela, Lisa, and Michael Kelso, three brothers, John, Glenn, and Marion Kasparie, and one sister, Eva Agans.

    Funeral Service will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home, Knoxville, Illinois. Visitation will be held one hour prior from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M at the funeral home.
    Rev. Dan Lybarger will officiate. Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.
Census DateLocation
1930Knox, IllinoisNaomi Ruth Kasparie was listed as a daughter in Bert William Kasparie's household on the 1930 Census at Knox, Illinois; listed as Casperie.1

Children of Naomi Ruth Kasparie and Wilbur Richard Kelso

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com.

Glenn Delbert Kasparie

M, b. 3 January 1927, d. 28 March 2001
Father*Bert William Kasparie b. 23 Sep 1896, d. Mar 1986
Mother*Della Mae Worley b. 2 May 1903, d. Oct 1978
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationGlenn Delbert Kasparie was also known as Glen.
  • Glenn Delbert Kasparie was born on 3 January 1927 at Illinois also reported as 03 Jan 1926.
  • He was the son of Bert William Kasparie and Della Mae Worley.
  • Glenn Delbert Kasparie married Marjorie Jane Smith, daughter of Robert E. Smith and Nellie W. Ridenour, on 15 March 1947.
  • Glenn Delbert Kasparie died on 28 March 2001 at Iowa City, Iowa, at age 74 Glenn D. Kasparie, 74, Woodhull, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Veterans Hospital, Iowa City.

    Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home, Woodhull. Burial is in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Galesburg, with military rites.

    Visitation is 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital.

    Glenn D. Kasparie was born Jan. 3, 1927, in Galesburg, the son of Bert and Della Kasparie. He married Marjorie Smith March 15, 1947, in Galesburg.

    He had worked for the former Cowser and Johnson Construction Co. in Woodhull as a heavy-equipment operator. For 22 years he was Clover Township road commissioner.


    He was a past master and member of Woodhull Masonic Lodge 502, AFandAM, a past patron of the former Eastern Star 103, Woodhull, and a member of Rio Eastern Star 313. He was a member of the Woodhull VFW.

    He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the southwest Pacific.

    Survivors (and spouses) include his wife, Marjorie, Woodhull; sisters, Naomi (Charles) Jones, Gilson, Ill., Delores Gough, Knoxville, Ill., and Eva Ruth Agans, Galesburg; brothers, Marion (Sarah) Kasparie, Knoxville, and August Kasparie, in Nevada; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John.
Census DateLocation
1930Knox, IllinoisGlenn Delbert Kasparie was listed as a son in Bert William Kasparie's household on the 1930 Census at Knox, Illinois; listed as Casperie.1
     Glenn Delbert Kasparie obtained US Social Security Card; last residence Woodhull, Henry, Illinois; Issued Through Railroad Board. He lived in 1955 at Woodhull, Henry, Illinois.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com.

Eileen B. Schuette

F, b. 23 January 1918, d. 12 November 2010
Father*Hugo Reinhold Schuette b. 14 Mar 1896, d. 30 Jul 1970
Mother*Mabel Theresa Breitzke b. 28 Mar 1897, d. 27 Feb 1963
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name25 August 1940As of 25 August 1940,her married name was Harrison.
  • Eileen B. Schuette was born on 23 January 1918.
  • She was the daughter of Hugo Reinhold Schuette and Mabel Theresa Breitzke.
  • Eileen B. Schuette married Hubert F. Harrison, son of Foster Harrison, on 25 August 1940 at Waukon, Iowa, Eileen Schuette and Hubert Harrison marriage announcement.
    Madison Capital Times September 7, 1940 - Eileen Schuette and Hubert Harrison marriage announcement
  • Eileen B. Schuette died on 12 November 2010 at age 92 Harrison, Eileen B. (nee Schuette) age 92 of Wauwatosa, passed away Nov. 12, 2010. She was born Jan. 23, 1918 in Lake Delton. She attended St. John's Lutheran School and was a 1936 graduate of Baraboo High School. Eileen was a retired nurse, having graduated from St. Mary's School of Nursing, Madison, in 1939. On Aug. 25, 1940 she married Hubert F. Harrison in Waukon, Iowa. She was a member of St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Church of Wauwatosa, and Luther Manor auxiliary and an alumnus of St. Mary's School of Nursing, Madison. She is survived by two children, James (Gayle) of Eden Prairie, Minn. and Patricia Robinson of Pewaukee; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, Mabel and Hugo Schuette; her husband, Hubert; and her only sister, Vera Hunt. Visitation at St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Church, 1615 Wauwatosa Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53213, Monday, Nov. 29, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Service at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Gary Erickson officiating. Burial following at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield.
Census DateLocation
1930Sauk, WisconsinEileen B. Schuette was listed as a daughter in Hugo Reinhold Schuette's household on the 1930 Census at Sauk, Wisconsin.1
     In July 1936 Mr and Mrs H R Schuette, and daughters Eileen and Vera, of Baraboo, are visiting at the home of Mr and Mrs Edward Scanlon.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com.

Vera Mabel Schuette

F, b. 31 August 1919, d. December 1994
Father*Hugo Reinhold Schuette b. 14 Mar 1896, d. 30 Jul 1970
Mother*Mabel Theresa Breitzke b. 28 Mar 1897, d. 27 Feb 1963
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name14 June 1941As of 14 June 1941,her married name was Hunt.
Census DateLocation
1930Sauk, WisconsinVera Mabel Schuette was listed as a daughter in Hugo Reinhold Schuette's household on the 1930 Census at Sauk, Wisconsin.1
     In July 1936 Mr and Mrs H R Schuette, and daughters Eileen and Vera, of Baraboo, are visiting at the home of Mr and Mrs Edward Scanlon.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com.

Irene A. Needham

F, b. 7 January 1909, d. 9 December 1992
Father*Joseph Edward Needham b. 21 Mar 1879, d. 1950
Mother*Elizabeth M. Bindl b. Jan 1880, d. 1966
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Besitzky.
Married NameHer married name was Besitzsky.
Census DateLocation
28 April 1910Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinIrene A. Needham was listed as a daughter in Joseph Edward Needham's household on the 1910 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; living next door to his father Lorenzo Needham.1
1930Sauk, WisconsinIrene A. Needham was listed as a daughter in Joseph Edward Needham's household on the 1930 Census at Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED115. Dwelling 113.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com.

Lorna Elizabeth Needham

F, b. 12 April 1914, d. 9 June 2010
Lorna (Needham) Weitzel 2010
Father*Joseph Edward Needham b. 21 Mar 1879, d. 1950
Mother*Elizabeth M. Bindl b. Jan 1880, d. 1966
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name13 June 1939As of 13 June 1939,her married name was Weitzel.
  • Lorna Elizabeth Needham was born on 12 April 1914.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Edward Needham and Elizabeth M. Bindl.
  • Lorna Elizabeth Needham married Kenneth Raphael Weitzel Sr., son of Anthony Joseph Weitzel and Elizabeth Margaret McPhillips, on 13 June 1939 at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • Lorna Elizabeth Needham died on 9 June 2010 at age 96 Lorna, age 96, passed away peacefully on Wednesday at her home in Spring Green with her family at her side. She was born on the family farm in Franklin Township - Plain, the daughter of Joseph E. & Elizabeth (Bindl) Needham. She attended and graduated from St. Luke's High School in 1931. She moved to Spring Green with her parents in 1937 and was united in marriage to Kenneth R. Weitzel Sr. in 1939. Together they operated a service station in Buck Creek, Richland County for two years. They then returned to Spring Green where she spent the remainder of her life. Lorna worked for 33 years at Nina's Department Store in Spring Green. Lorna was particularly proud of her German heritage. Her ancestor Jost Voelkel donated the land for the first Catholic Church in Plain and another ancestor John Weishan laid down 30 dollars as the first mite for the new church. Her great-grandfather Ignatz Bindl donated one of the three bells for St. Luke's Church and his son (her grandfather) Michael Bindl donated one of the bells at St. John's Church in Spring Green. She was a member of St. Luke's Parish in Plain. Lorna is survived by her son, Kenneth R. Weitzel II of Spring Green, WI; a daughter, Ruth Ann (Robert ) Berry of Plain, WI; two stepgranddaughters, Jolene (Gregg) Schulz of Mount Horeb, WI, and Diane (Kris) Lyons of Neenah, WI; two step-great-granddaughters, Jayna and Erin Schulz; sisters-in-law, Betty Burt of Green Bay, WI, Theresa Weitzel of Plain, WI, and Winifred Weitzel of Hillpoint, WI; two special nieces, Rita (Jim) Kline of Spring Green, WI, and Patricia (Ken) Hall of Madison, WI; a special cousin, Delores Cords of Fort Myers, FL; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth on Dec. 9, 1987; her parents; a sister, Irene Besitzsky; a sister-in-law, Arlene Speidel; and brothers-in-law, Harold and Lawrence Weitzel, and Roy Besitzsky. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, June 15, at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Plain. The family wishes to thank Home Health United Hospice, Dr. Jeffrey Collins and the staff at the Plain Medical Clinic for their many years of care; and Father Michael Resop and Sister Lynne Marie for their visits. Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home, Spring Green assisted with arrangements. Her obituary and a photo can be found in the Wisconsin State Journal on June 13, 2010.
    Madison Wisconsin State Journal June 13, 2010 - Lorna (Needham) Weitzel obituary
  • She was buried after 9 June 2010 at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Cemetery, Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.
Census DateLocation
1930Sauk, WisconsinLorna Elizabeth Needham was listed as a daughter in Joseph Edward Needham's household on the 1930 Census at Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com.