Would like any information on the following:
1. METHIUS GEISCHAKER/GEISHAKER b. ca.1843 Germany. Dairyman at Pt. Arena 1898 my maternal ggrandfather. Have no other information on this man.
2. ISABELLE WATKINS LYONS b.26Sep1847 Bristol, England d.12Jun1935 Mendocino, CA. My paternal ggrandmother. Midwife on Mendocino Coast. m. John Walsh Lyons in Canada. Divorced prior to 1900. Had homes in Mendocino and Comptche. Sister of Rosa Watkins FLOOD of Mendocino. Would like divorce records and anything of interest on Isabelle.
3. JOHN WALSH LYONS b.27Nov1837 Canada/Ireland d. 15Nov1930 at Ukiah. Buried in Potters Field. Came to Mendocino area 1873/4 settled in Comptche. Listed in great register as woodsman.
4. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN LYONS b.abt1876 Mendocino Co. d.? disappeard at sea 1900 after death of his wife, leaving 2 small children.
Am interested in anything regarding this
to see what made them tick. Would appreciate any information. They were
very active and very illusive. Thanks so much.
Kathleen Hagen (BENNETT) 1 JAN 1997
SURMANE: BENNETT (SKIBINSKI)
I am searching for information on the following individuals:
Joseph BENNETT (SKIBINSKI), b. 25 Sep 1940 in Ukiah, CA. Born to Dorothy SKIBINSKI (HEDEMARK) and her husband (his first name is not known, but his surname was SKIBINSKI). Mr. SKIBINSKI and Dorothy SKIBINSKI (HEDEMARK) were divorced in Vallejo, CA in 1944. In 1945 Dorothy married William L. BENNETT who adopted Joseph SKIBINSKI. His name then became Joseph Contantine BENNETT, but his nick name was "Chip".I am not sure how long the SKIBINSKI family lived in the Ukiah area, but I would love to find any information available on these individuals Thank you!
Stephen M. Palmer 8 JAN 1997
Looking for information on the BARTOW
in Humboldt County, Napa County, and Mendocino County. My earliest
of this name is John H. BARTOW, who came to Humboldt County via the OR
Trail in 1850. He d. in 1862 and had a number of children by Sophronia
WHITE, daughter of Asa Preston WHITE. I am descended from his son, John
Alfred BARTOW, who married Elizabeth MCCOMBS in Napa Co. His daughter,
Josephine Laura BARTOW, was b. in Napa, but she lived in Arcata at the
family home. She married my great grandfather, George Arthur PALMER,
of Zachariah Taylor PALMER) in 1905 before moving to Tulare, CA. Any
about this family or any of its branches in any county is welcome.
Sandy Evans 18 JAN 1997
Looking for any information concerning
H. EDWARDS, he was in Hopland CA from 1944 till 1948. Any information
him or his family is appreciated.
Barbara J. Morehead 19 JAN 1997
SURNAMES: FOSTER, DAWSON, MURPHY
Am researching: FOSTER, DAWSON, MURPHY. My
Robert FOSTER's sons, Charles Glazner, Benjamin Franklin, James Allen,
John M., William Anderson, Willoughby D., Jesse Gilbert, Charles B.,
daus. Sarah E., and Elender Jane. Believe Robert to be the brother of
McFadden FOSTER of the Donner Party.
SANDY EVANS 20 JAN 1997
Looking for any information concerning
HIATT who married Zelma WOODS, they lived around the Ukiah - Hopland
Children were, Dorothy Hiatt, Cudge Hiatt, Ronald Hiatt, Bernice Hiatt,
Betty Hiatt. Also still looking for information on William Edwards, was
in Hopland in 1944. William Edwards was also in San Francisco area in
1920's, Palo Alto area in 1929, Soquel in 1943, also in Napa in 1948.
bit of information about him would be very much appreciated. William
married to a Elizabeth Kirkwood. I am looking to find out who William's
parents were, sisters etc. Does anyone know how I can find out how to
employment records for someone who worked at Mare Island Naval
William Edwards was
also known as BAY EDWARDS, BILL EDWARDS, he was also in the Mason's. Thank you Sandy
Bonnie Grant 2 FEB 1997
SURNAME: BRIGHTENSTINE /BREIDENSTEIN/BRIDENSTEIN
John Theodore BRIGHTENSTINE (BREIDENSTEIN)
BRIDENSTEIN) born abt 1800 Germany, and his wife Annette "Nettie"
born abt 1815 also in Germany, had children: Lilly, Lottie, and
"Yetta" all born in Germany. The only date is for Yetta 1839. Margaret
"Maggie" born 7 Jun 1849 supposedly in Georgetown, Pettis County, MO
Theodore Richard born 1 May 1853 also supposedly in Georgetown, Pettis
County, MO. Yetta married Svente T. HALLENGREN abt 1865 in Sonoma
CA. Maggie married James Lafayette "Lafe" DUNLAP 10 Mar 1867 at Dry
Sonoma county, CA. Theodore married Anna SELLARS 7 Jun 1885 in Sonoma
probably at Dry Creek also. Theodore and Anna had 11 children: Rollo,
Edwin, Nettie Ena, & Mable Ann all born near Healdsburg, Sonoma
and Ethel Gladys, Elvira Ruth, Daisy Hazel, Harvey, Ivan, and Eldon
in Mendocino Co. The move must have been abt 1892. Maggie and Lafe
had 10 children: Ida May, Ena Bell, James Leroy, Mabel Isadore, Francis
Linden, Caroline Nettie, Theodore Wallace, Gladys Leola, Leland
and Leslie Raymond. Ida and Ena were born in Sonoma county, the others
in Mendocino. Both of these families settled in the mountains north of
Covelo. I believe Yettie (BREIDENSTEN) and Svente HALLENGREN stayed in
Sonoma county and raised several children. John Theodore BRIGHTENSTINE
died supposedly in Georgetown, El Dorado Co., CA between 1870 and 1877
when his wife married Hugh PATTEN in Santa Rosa, CA. I would like to
the death date and place for John Theodore BRIGHTENSTINE. Nettie
BRIGHTENSTINE PATTEN died 8 Dec 1888 in or near Healdsburg. Would like
to know where she is buried. I am looking for any information about
Theodore BRIGHTENSTINE and his wife Nettie (WAGNER). When did they come
to America? Where did they come from? I will be happy to share what
I have, and would like to correspond with any discendants. Thanks for
Rita Haase 3 FEB 1997
Looking for information on a young man that
died on Oct 18, 1989 in Ukiah from Aids. He was 20 years old and his
name was Joseph. That is the only information I have on him. Wanting to
find info for his half sister that didin't even know he existed.
Bill Norin 5 Feb 1997
SURNAME: MC ADAM
I am seeking verification that my great
Peter MC ADAM, was a 49er in Mendocino County and the man that Mc Adam
Creek was named after. He would have been living with a lady he would
wed in Benicia, Ellen Fogarty.
Susan D Slade-Grossl 11 FEB 1997
SURNAMES: LOVEJOY / LOCKHEART / CULL / VOIGHTS
The Lovejoys and Lockhearts were some of the first families to settle in the Horseshoe Bend area. They moved in around 1880. Two Lockheart sons Loriston and George married two Lovejoy sisters Annie Laura and Lucretia (Lulu) respectively. Loriston and Lucretia had the Wilderness Ranch for many years. I would like more information about my G-Grandparents and Grandmother. Not only am I looking for descendants, but also any birth, death, land deed, marriage information. Point me in the right direction, Please! .
Re:: Lila J Lee, Held Poage Library Date: Tue, 04 Mar 1997
I want to sing the praises of this wonderful woman!! She found me info on my Great Great four times Grandparents in Mendocino County. Last names Lockhart and Lovejoy. They lived along the Eel River. Loriston and Lulu (Lockhart) Lovejoy ran the Wilderness Lodge, George and Annie (Lockhart) Lovejoy ran the Horseshoe Bend Lodge.
I would like to request help from the group on finding obits on some of my relatives in Mendocino County: Lockharts: Benjamin F and Mary Lucretia (Cull). I don't know when they died. Children: Martha b.1879, Benjamin b. 1876 d. 1890, Laura Ella b. 1871 d. 1944, Annie Laurie b. 1874 d. 1829, Lucretia b. 1872 d. Oct 1936, Joseph b. 1870. Lovejoys: Abiel d. 1903 and Harriet Watson (Warren) d. 1905. Children: Loriston d. 1958 (in Burns Oregon I will check that out later), Charles b. 1865 and George b. 1870. Also, I am looking for any information on the last name Cull. Thanks for any help and I am willing to pay for costs involved. Susan
Laura Jane Hebb FREELAND dau. of Benjamin Freeland, Jr. and Mary Ann CLARK, b. Spencer, Owen Co., IN d. after 1910, Seattle WA; Her first marriage on 8/14/1859 was to Rev. N.S. McAlister a Methodist Episcopal minister who died 9/20/1860 in Albany, OR. They had a son, Carrol Osmon McAlister b. 9/2/1860 d. 12/19/1860 in Albany, OR. She next married John ROWLAND d. 12/18/1874 in Ukiah, Mendocino Co., CA, a furniture dealer. Children: William Benjamin, Clarence Malcom, Ettie J. She later married (3) William Carrol Phagan a farmer in Ukiah. I have the Freeland ancestory back to mid 1600s and would like to contact this couple¹s descendants to learn their family history and share what I know.
Emma Louise (Laura) FREELAND b. 1845
Edgar Co., IL d. after 1910 CA; m. 7/23/1879 Oakland, CA T.W. DASHIELL
d. 9/23/1897 Potter Valley, Mendocino Co., CA. I have the Freeland
back to mid 1600s and would like to contact this couple¹s
to learn their family history and share what I know. Children: Fred
Dashiell b. 9/15/1880, d. 12/27/1880 both in Potter Valley, CA Frank
Dashiell b. 4/26/1882 Potter Valley, CA. Hubert Harvey Dashiell b.
Potter Valley, CA; m. 6/22/1910 Mary Edith COY Bessie Eunice Dashiell
7/15/1888 Potter Valley, CA
George Patterson 16 Feb 1997
I need information on Clara COLE. She was married to Joseph BELL
and was the mother of Elsie Mae BELL. They lived in the Twin Rocks/Iron
Peak Lookout area of Mendocino Co. I have no dates or other
George Patterson 16 Feb 1997
I am trying to find information on the Bell
family. My Grandmother, Elsie Mae BELL was raised in the Twin
Peak Lookout area of Mendocino County. She married Elmer POWELL. She
four children, Delmond (Denny) b: 10 Aug 1913 d: 18 Aug 1994, Elmo
b:7 Jan 1911, d: abt 1974, Beulah Ruth b: 11 May 1915, and George b: 21
Aug 1919. Any information about Elsie Mae and her ancestors is
Thanks, George Patterson
Joan Bailey 17 FEB 1997
I am researching the Stephens family.
Stephens, born 23 Feb 1832, and Nancy Oglesbey, born 12 April 1829,
in Mendocino County in 1859 or 1860. They had 2 daughters born in
County, Mary Sophia Stephens, born 11 Nov 1860, and Lucy Jane Stephens,
born 18 Dec 1861. I would like to share any info with others
Bill Robbins 25 FEB 1997
I am looking to get a family tree for the
clan.William ROBBINS, my Dad, Phillip ROBBINS, my grandad, my uncles,
Jimmy, Ernest, Phil Jr., Jake, Andrew, Sam Bob, my cousins, June,
Bobby, Tom, and Eva.There are a lot more but maybe this will get me
I am Bill ROBBINS and I was born in Sausalito in 1929, moved to Dos
in 1939. Went to school at Poonkinny, Dos Rios and Covelo. My teachers
were Mrs. Pickrell, Mrs. Drewery and Mrs. Lafayette. All my relatives
born and raised in Mendocino Co. Help????????
William Eddie28 FEB 1997
I am searching for Eddie family ancestry.
name is William Eddie, as is my father's. My grandfather's name is
(Don) Eddie, born and raised in Potter Valley, CA, as far as I know.
watching a documentary on the Donner Party, I was curious whether I may
be of relation to a William Eddy, a Donner Party member who survived
trip, and had a son also named William Eddy, Jr. The Eddie, Eddy, Eaddy
family is plagued with creative spelling. Please contact me if you have
any information about my family.
Kathryn L Garcia 2 MAR 1997
SURNAMES: WILKIN / HARRINGTON
Looking for help with the WILKIN and
families. Frank Leslie WILKIN married Cora SNYDER in Morrow Co OR.
the 1920 census they leave Oregon and come to Philo, CA in Mendocino
Rumor says they died here. In a 1935 obit in Astoria, OR for Franks
Nellie WILKIN EDWARDS GILLESPIE, says that Frank is in Philo. Their
Lucinda (Lucy) GENTRY WILKIN HARRINGTON is also alive at the time of
obit. She was to also be in CA. His mother may have been with them.
all came in from Morrow Co OR. Did they all die in Mendocino Co? Are
buried there? Are there any relatives still in the area? Who was Lucy
husband? Any information on these people or their relatives would be a
great help. Any information on these families would be helpful.
Laurel Holsman 5 MAR 1997
James PURSELL b. 1831 and Rachel Rice
PURSELL came to CA by ox team and wagon in 1854. James worked as a
for the Central Pacific RR building snowsheds and bridges in the
in 1867-68. My great grandmother, Mary Adeline PURSELL was born circa
in Truckee. James and his brothers went on to become loggers, after
similar work for the RR. My only clue is that my grandfather (Mary
son) spent a very great deal of time in the Eel River area during his
Any information on the PURSELL family in Mendocino County is sincerely
Paivi Luomaniemi 9 MAR 1997
I'm looking for descendants of Mr Leander Siltanen, who was living in Mendocino county at least 1910' and 1930's since I found from my childhood home a letter sent by him, giving return address Fort Bragg, Box 260, Mendocino Co., California, USA. He was born in Finland, Ostrobothnia area, near town called Kristina, in a small village Willamo, this is in district of Vaasa (then called Wasa laani). One particular letter was dated Dec 1, 1933, also a card was later sent from same place dated May 8, 1913. One of his sisters immigrated at the same time to Butte, Montana, she was Hilda Henry and had daughters Hilda Julia and Emma.
All mail was addressed to my great-grandfather Heikki (Karl Henrik) Junttila, letters and mails also included his children Eino, Arvid, Selma and Aino (Aini) who was my beloved grandmother; their brother Vilho was not mentioned in these letters.
It would be a heartwarming event if any of you could help me in this and I'd like to thank in advance for your time and effort.
1 MAY 1997
Frans Leander Siltaoja
Leander Siltanen applied for passport and boat ticket with name Frans Leander Siltaoja (he preferred Leander, though), he was born in Finland, 12 Oct 1886, and likely died sometime around 1940's-early 1960's. Family used originally last name Nupula until 1893, later changed to Siltaoja, and Leander changed it to Siltanen. He took boat Arcturus from Finland in June 1907 and from England in July 1907 he came to New York on Carmania, he had stated San Francisco as destination in his documents.
In addition to sister Hilda Henry, also his brother Konrad Siltaoja came to US, Bessemer, Michigan was his destination, he came through Boston in 1899 but he died in Jan 1918 in Butte, Montana. Also sister Albertiina Siltaoja (earlier Nupula), uncle Johan Henrik Mannila and cousin Frans Henrik Mannila came to U.S.
Luomaniemi 21 JUNE 1997
Leander Frans Siltanen (Siltaoja) UPDATE
I have found LEANDER SILTANEN and his two wives', SOPHIA and HILDA M. death cert's, I know they lived in Fort Bragg. Still in search of his descendants, his jobs etc.
Due to moving back to Finland my email account will be canceled and I won't be able to come back until in September, then with new email address.
Thank you for help from so surprisingly many helpful people.
Coordinator's note: Please post any connections to my e-mail address.
I am searching for information on Oscar
SCOTT, Hart Benton SCOTT, John C. SCOTT, Mortimore SCOTT, &
LOGAN SCOTT. All in Mendocino in about 1860 to 1880. Does anyone have
on any of them? Elizabeth died abt 1865 near Coffeys Cove or
Arena. Does anyone know how I might find her grave? Thanks.
Joni Miller 13 MAR 1997
I am looking for in formation on Dora SUTHERLAND born in Mendocino County in the late 1800's. She was married to a man with the surname of THURMAN. She later married a man with the surname CHADBOURNE. She is believed to have died with the name Dora CHADBOURNE. She had several children from these marriages. Their names were Ida, and Leona THURMAN and Ed and Dave CHADBOURNE. Dora's father was Daniel Anderson SUTHERLAND. Her mother was an Indian woman who was found after the massacure at Big Flat as a baby and raised by a local white family. Dora also had several brothers and sisters with the names of Enic, Oliver/Henry, Dave, Andrew and Florence. We are looking for any birth, death, marriage, census or land records that will assist us. Thank you.
SURNAMES: SMITH, ROOT, JACKSON
Looking for information regarding the
of Frank SMITH thought to be living in Mendocino County ca 1865. Frank
SMITH was from Kentucky and brought his family to California via Mexico
and settled in Sherwood Valley. Frank had a daughter, Ellen "Josephine"
SMITH, born 13 March 1852 in "Lewisburg", Kentucky. She married Austin
A. ROOT of Little Lake, Mendocino County. It is thought that Josephine
was raised by her aunt and uncle, John and Martha JACKSON. Martha
may have been the sister of Ellen Josephine's mother. Austin and
ROOT moved on to Oregon in the 1880s.
Patricia Rumiano 18 MAY 1997
SURNAMES: SMITH / SHEALDS
I was told
of a previously unknown brother of my ggrandfather. His son, Fred
supposedly owned a ranch in Covelo. I'd like to get the entire name of
Fred, (probably Alfred) and any names of his wife and children. The
Mr. Burrell SHEALDS, may be connected somehow, as I found an article in
which my uncle returned to Willows after a visit to said SHEALDS in
I'd like to know more about how the two may be connected, if at all
Leonard Hee 20 MAY 1997
SURNAMES: LEE / FONG
I am looking for Lee Sing John and Fong Sun Choy (note that the first name is the surname) husband and wife. They immigrated from Lee Ook Bin, China an arrived and settled in Mendocino in 1862. Lee died in 1904 and Fong in 1902 in Mendocino, CA. Lee Gum Yip born in 1875 Mendocino, CA and married to Chow Ah Hee who died in 1928 in Mendocino, CA. I am looking for their brothers, sisters, parents names and important dates.
I am a great grandson who is trying to do a
family tree. Thank you for your help. -Leonard Hee
George Taylor Meek 8 JUNE 1997
THOMAS BARNEY MEEK SR. b. 1847 KY, d. 1925 Heildsburg, CA, THOMAS BARNEY MEEK JR., b. 1885 Cheyene, WY, d. 1962, Ukiah, CA, GEORGE THOMAS MEEK b. 1908 Windsor, CA, d. 1934 Lakeport, CA, AUGUSTA ANN (MCCLURE) MEEK, B. 1845 Indiana, d. CA?
Searching for anything on Thomas Jr. &
Sr., specifically where was Thomas Sr. from, which state and county or
town. Also where they are baried. Anyone searching or related to Meek
e-mail me. Others related to MEEK and from Ukiah and area are: MEEK,
THOMAS, CAVERS, BECHTOL, TANNER, HILL, TAYLOR, BEHNEKE, GRUEL, UEKER,
STEINBECK, KICKBUSH, LONG, WALLER, FULERTON, HENDRICKSON, VASQUEZ,
Chris Zayas 11 JUNE 1997
SURNAMES: DIXON, SHULER, MCCRACKEN
Looking for information on my 2nd great
uncles James DIXON (b. Abt 1830) and his brother John DIXON who
to America from County Wexford, Ireland in 1848. James DIXON bought
acres of land at Fort Ross (Sonoma County) in 1867 and remained until
He ran a sawmill at Fort Ross and also farmed oats and probably ran a
In 1873, James DIXON moved his sawmill to Bridgeport in Mendocino
There he also built a steam saw mill on Greenwood creek near Cuffey's
He also built a mill with Fred HELMKE in Switzer Gulch in 1872. He was
postmaster of Bridgeport from June 1879 through September 1879. It is
that he was killed in a logjam accident though I have no idea when or
He married Eliza Elizabeth SHULER April 1, 1967. John DIXON died April
13, 1906 and probably married Mary MCCRACKEN in Sonoma County February
24, 1854. I have no other details of his life. Interested in any
on either James or John DIXON, especially if either of them had any
Marge Dulin 14 JUNE 1997
I am hoping to find information about
CHAMBERLAIN/LIN who was in Calpella, Mendocino Co., in April of
1885. I am hoping to find how long he was in Mendocino Co. and also his
date of death and any obituary information available. I don't know for
sure if he did die in Mendocino Co., but at this is the last place I
for sure that he was living, it is a logical place to start. He was 70
yrs. old in 1885, born (prob) in NY. Any help finding Elisha will be
Alice F. Mitchell 26 JUNE 1997
Seeking further info on my ggg grandfather,
JOHN COX, born in PA in 1788, d. 1868 in Ukiah. Buried in the Cox
Plot in Ukiah Cemetery. He migrated to CA with his sons, Edward, Henry,
and John COX in 1856 from Missouri, via Oregon. Would like to know the
PA city in which he was born and any further info known of him.
Melissa Kelley 1 JULY 1997
SURNAMES: EUBANKS, YELL, & HARRIS
The Fort Bragg Advocate lists the following
obituary: "H. Eubanks, grandfather of Mrs. A. Yell and Mrs. E.C. Harris
of Ukiah, died at Los Gatos July 6, 1890...." I am seeking the maiden
of Mrs. Yell and Mrs. Harris.
Charles Williams, July 14,1997
Hello, I am researching the Ornbaun surname
as a variant of the Ornburn Surname. I live in Missouri and would like
to hear from anyone who is a descendant of John Shipley Ornbaun or
who has information on John Shipley Ornbaun's descendants. Thanks in
for any information.
Jo Ann Curbo July 16, 1997
Seeking information on David ELKINS s/o
Whitney ELKINS and Felicita "Citty" Fogle born Dec 11, 1833 Clark
AR. Married Elizabeth Ann Gibbins Oct 7, 1852 Clark Co., AR. Arrived
CA 1854 d. June 2, 1895 Yorkville, Mendocino Co., CA. CHILDREN: Rachel
Elanora 1853 m. Thomas Beton Rowland, Isaac B 1856, Lola 1862, Richard
L 1865, Elizabeth A 1870, and John B 1876.
Karen Mihok August 14, 1997
Looking for information on a Bennett
DOB 1-1-1833 Johnson Mo. married to a Thirza Emmons. Immigrated to
Valley area of Mendocino County. Date unknown. His daugher, Emma,
a Jack Lane.
Katherin Kaas Johnson, August 24, 1997
SURNAME: ADCOCK ?
I am looking for any information on my great grandmother who I believed lived in or around Booneville. Her name was Icaphena, possible last name Adcock. She had a daughter named Lois Juanita. Lois later married Bill Mellor and lived in Santa Rosa area.
Updated information: I am looking for any information on my
great grandmother Icaphena McGimsey ADCOCK. She may have been married
Thomas Jefferson Adcock. She had a daughter Lois Juanita ADCOCK. She
have lived in Del Norte County, San Fransisco and/or Mendocino County.
She was born around 1866. Family legend is that she may have been a
of one of the Klamath tribes. She was probably living in S. F. around
Any information would be appreciated.
Donna Rae Weaver Edon August 31, 1997
SURNAME: LAPORT / LA PORTE
Help with info on Birdie Chase LAPORT/LA PORTE married to Frank.
Birdie was the dau of Albert Norman CHASE and Lydia HACK. She and Frank
lived in Ukiah, Ca. She is the sister of my Grandfather Lee W. CHASE.
was born about 1875 in Iowa.
Marjorie A. Newton September 29,1997
SURNAMES: FOSTER, MARKLE, WARDEN, WHIPPLE
Mrs. Sarah Ann Charlotte FOSTER died Dec. 16, 1906. Her daughters were: Mrs. Georgie WARDEN, Mrs. R. B. MARKLE, Mrs. J. F. WHIPPLE, all Fort Bragg residents. Mrs. FOSTER lived through the experience of being trapped with the Donnor Party near Truckee. This information was taken from obit in the Fort Bragg Advocate. I am mainly interested in any information on Mrs. MARKLE. When and where did she die? Did she have any offspring? Where was Mrs. Markle born? When did she and Mr. R. B. MARKLE separate or did they divorce? What is Mrs. MARKLE's first name?
I am looking for information on my grandmother's aunt, Alma
last known address (February 1939) was 120 Corey St., Fort Bragg. This
is all the information I have at present. I have just immigrated to the
USA and am interested in whether I have any relatives here. Thank you.
Searching for descendants of Abraham FORD, b 30 May 1831,
Va.; d 25 Apr 1919, near Willits, Mendocino Co., Calif.; m1 Sarah Robinson,
m2 Adaline ??, m3 Mary Mahala McKinney. Children: Albert S., b 1851; Laura
Ellen, b 1860; Byron L., b 1867; Hampton L., b 1868; William Henry, b 1869;
George Webster, b 1871; James Monroe, b 1874; Ida B., b 1876; John C., b
1881. The son William Henry Ford, b 1869, m Edith L. ??, had children James
D., b 1897; Herman W., b 1899. The son James Monroe Ford, m. Lena J. ??,
and had Darrel W., b 1899, Ada W., b 1902, Vernon J., b 1904; Ida A., b
1906; Mattie S, b 1909.
Seeking information on Presley Muir and his descendents. Resided
Lake Precinct, Mendocino Co , California in the 1880 Census. His obituary
was published in the Ukiah City Dispatch Democrat in May 1887. He was born
in 1818 in Kentucky, grew up in Callaway CO. Missouri and moved to Mendocino
Co. before 1880. He possibly was a minister. He married Eliza Baker.
Children were Henry Baker Muir born 1859: James L. Muir born 1864; Maggie E.
Muir born 1866; Austin born 1867 and married Laura ?; Emma born 1870;
William born 1873 and married Kate McCullouch; Iva born 1876; and Della. In
1920, William still resided in this county. Will share information.
My Mother is Helen Eloise Robbins Hall-Born 16 Mar 1914,
Father was Victor Sherman Hall - Brn 04 Apr 1908, Died 29 Nov
On my Mothers side, My Grandfather was Meredith Clark
1874, My Grandmother was Adeline Elizabeth Bilow Robbins Died
Her Mother was Alfretta Dove Bilow- Brn Nov 1867 - Died 1902 in LaBam
Wa, She was Married to John Davis Bilow on 21 Sept 1883 at
Ca, Place of Resedence was Cathy's Cove. Marriage Licence say's Brn
Canada, Her Father Was James Blaine no Dates. Need info on Alfretta and
Her Father. Thank You
I am seeking information on the parents and/or siblings of Alfred
Sr. who resided in Mendocino Co, CA. He died in Ukiah 31 Mar 1900 and he was
preceded in death 18 Mar 1884 by his wife Jane (Routh) Higgins who he married
12 Jun 1827 in Jefferson Co, TN. They had 7 children; John, William, George
Washington, Edward, James Preston, Nancy Jane, and Alfred, Jr.
Hello I am trying to find out who the parents of my
were, his name was JAMES WILLIAM MCKINLEY b. 1840-41 in MO or Tn. his
older brother was ROBERT b. 1830-31 TN. I think James and Roberts
mothers name was ELIZABETH b. about 1807 in SC and both her parents were
born in VA. The Mendocino County, CA. census states that James and
Roberts father was born in TN. As far as I know they came to Calif.
with both parents prior to at least 1871. JAMES WILLIAM married SARAH
FROST June 28, 1871. ROBERT married Margaret A. b. about 1840-41 and
she was born in KY as were both of her parents. That is all I know of
that generation. My Grandfather was JAMES WILLIAM MCKINLEY JR. b. in
Willits, CA. and married Lura Bell Reed. Any information on James Sr.
and his family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
I am looking for more info on Elijah Preston Howell, b. 11 Dec
Grayson Co., Va., d. 17 Jun 1879, Redwood Valley, Mendocino, Ca. He m.
Margaret Jane Moreland 18 Dec 1851 in Santa Clara Co., Ca. There were nine
children from this union: Nancy, b. 19 Sep 1852, Benicia, Solano, Ca., m.
William Franklin Jameson, 27 May 1877; John; James; Martha; Elizabeth;
Mary; Andrew; Elma J.; and William. Elijah and his brother John J. left
Northern Missouri for the Ca. gold mines, 6 May 1849. Elijah kept a diary
of this 144 day Ox-team journey, a copy of which, I understand, is in the
State Library at Sacramento. I would appreciate any help and would like to
get in touch with anyone researching this Howell line. Thank you.
Calvin A. HOPPER, son of William HOPPER came to Mendocino County
with his parents. He married Virginia F. Burgess on 24 September, 1871.
In September 1872, they had a daughter Laura. Other children were Hattie, Lulu and Jeanette.
Laura HOPPER married Samuel John MARTIN in September, 1892-94. In
they had a son, George Irvin MARTIN, born in British Columbia, CAN.
What became of these HOPPER, BURGESS and MARTIN families?
I am looking for the brothers and other family of Robert Jens
Feb. 10, 1897, Warren Creek, CA
His parents were Jens Peter Junker and Sara Louisa Magnusson. His brothers
names were Carl (Werner), and Jackie. These are the only two I remember
right now. My mother is interested in finding her uncles. Thank you
I am looking for information on Thomas Lowery FRAZIER and Hugh
FRAZIER. I believe they were brothers and came to Mendocino county in the
1860s. Thomas married Eliza Jane JACKSON, and Hugh married her sister,
Mary A. JACKSON. They claimed to be from OH, but I have not been able to
find their parents.
Samuel Hines Taylor, 1826-1906, married Catherine Morrison and
children: Andrew, Effie L. married James Howe, James Lee, Martha Ellen
married Ernest Fitch, Alice M. married James Lytle, Samuel H.Jr., Nettie
married Henry Heyward and William Steinbring, Elsie L. Would like to locate
and correspond with any descendants of these families. I am working on a
Taylor Family History Book of all the descedants of this Taylor family from
Hancock County, Ohio. Thanks for any help that I may get on this family.
Beverly J.Boehmer, Jackson, Michigan.
I am interested in any information related to the RIFFE families
settled in Covelo in the late 1890's. James Henry RIFFE and wife
Elizabeth BURDG and had 6 children; Ethel, Clyde, Lester, Bertha,
Loretta and Lorena. James' brother Abraham T. RIFFE and wife Annie
KELLEY lived in Covelo and Willits, and had 4 children; Milton, Kitty,
Laura and Leolla. James' and Abraham's younger bachelor brother,
Winchester also lived in Covelo and worked for the forest service at
I am searching for birth, death and divorce records of my Gr.
Grandfather, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SELLS. He married my Gr Grandmother MARY
JANE SPOONER, b. Africa Twp. Delaware Co., Oh. 9 Aug 1853. Their first child, my Grandmother, ESTELLA CLARA SELLS, was born 8 Aug 1874 in Philo, Mendocino County, CA. All I have found relating to their divorce was in the MENDOCINO BEACON:
13 Apr 1878 B. F. SELLS vs MARY SELLS
Submitted on evidence already taken.
24 Aug 1878 Dist Court Temple Judge
Mary Sells vs B. F. SELLS, con't
I wrote to Mendocino and Sonoma Co's for div. records and came up
none. I would greatly appreciate any clues as to where I should search.
Looking for information re WARREN and ROBKER families who were
Guala and Point Arena area in the 1870's and 1880's. The Warrens
originally were from Maine. After Charles Warren's death, wife Rebecca
and daughter Harriet(Hattie) remained in California. Hattie married John
Robker(sp.)who worked in a sawmill in Point Arena until his death 17
June,1886. Hattie, the six children, and her mother continued to live in
Guala. Children's names were Fred,born c 1875,Charles,Roy(Ray)
Elvie,born c 1879,Vernie,born c 1877,and Grace,born c 1884.Family were
very involved with their church acticites. Would like to establish
contact with any descendants to share information.
I am looking for Anne (Eva Sofia) Boissonou (Johnson, Johanson,
Andersen) born November 22, 1877 in Lindehult Sweden. She had two
children named Clifford and Mabel with Joseph Boissonou in the Ashland or
Price County Wisconsin area. Joseph was a construction worker and away
from home alot. Eva Sofia did not like this kind of life and left him.
The family moved to Portland, Oregon cica 1908 - 1909 and later
in Ukiah, California. It is believed that Anne (Eva Sofia) was married
to a Mr. Andersen or Anderson.
Clifford was born circa 1904 - 1905 in either Ashland or Price
Wisconsin. At age 12 he left home in Ukiah to live and work on a dairy
farm with the Corbett family in the Willits area. Clifford graduated
from the Willits High School and entered the University of California at
Berkeley 1922-1923. A high school teacher named Willis loaned Clifford
$500 for college which was repaid.
Mabel was born circa 1908 - 1909 in either Ashland or Price County
Wisconsin. At the age of 9 Mabel went to live nearby with Anna and Henry
Hansen in Ukiah. There was a catholic church and convent between the two
households. When the Hansens moved to Newman California Mabel went with
them with Eva Sofia's permission. In Newman, Mabel worked in a local
bakery were she met Hans William Hansen. They were married November 27,
The last know contact with Anne (Eva Sofia) Boissonou (Johnson,
Anderson, Andersen) was when she visited Clifford between 1924 and 1929
while he was at Berkeley. She may have had or needed surgery at the
University of California Hospital in San Francisco. She may have been
living in Humboldt County at this time.
I would like to find out when and where Anne (Eva Sofia) she passed away.
Looking for info. on CHARLES H. POLLEY born in Mendocino Co.,
in about 1865. He has a dau. named Bertha A. Polley Gibbs who was
born in 1888, so unless she is the last of many children, that is how I
guessed at the possible birth date of Charles. Charles
a Ms. Cunninhgam (from San Dimus Co.). Her first name may be Fran
or Wren. Also interested in *any* other POLLEYs in
Joan Veeder December 26, 1997
I am looking for any information on Charles H. Veeder and his
Charles Veeder was one of the original settlers of the town of Calpella
in 1857. he died in Bakersfield September, 1875. Any Veeders out there
please reply, I am trying to update the Veeder Genealogy which was done
by Vreeland, Leonard in 1937. Your help is needed. If you are a
of Simon Volkertse and Engeltie Veeder of New York (1624-1697) I would
like to hear from you.
Laramore1 December 29, 1997
I am looking for any information on my paternal
His name was
Harold Roberts. He was born in Fort Bragg on May 21, 1893. His father's name
was Carl and his mother's name was Bessie. I do not know her maiden name but
would appreciate any help in finding that out. Carl moved to Fort Bragg when
he was 12 on a wagon train from Missouri. I don't know if he had siblings( I
don't believe he did). Any information anyone could help me with would be
greatly appreciated and I would be willing to share any information with
anyone. Thank you.