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(Source: COMPREHENSIVE INDEX of the BIOGRAPHY OF THE
PIONEERS OF EDGAR AND VERMILION COUNTIES, ILLINOIS (Originally Published in 1889)
© 2012 Norma Ewing: All rights reserved.

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Kammerer, Joseph. 853, 854. h/o Lucinda (Howden) Kammerer. Residents of Pennsylvania.

(Kanneer), Susan Ackers. 707, 708. w/o John Ackers. m/o 11 children, including Lucretia (Ackers) Shaw, the 7th born.

(Kay), Mary Turner. 983, 984. Born in England. Died in 1831. w/o William Turner, also English. m/o 14 children, Isaac the only survivor. William died in 1832 of cholera. Mary died in 1831, cause unknown.

Keefer, Christian. 792, 793. b. 1785. f/o Gideon Keefer. Great grandfather of Keefer Laufman.

Keefer, Gideon. 792, 793. s/o Christian Keefer. h/o Susannah (m/n/u) Keefer. f/o Margaret (Keefer) Laufman.

(Keefer), Margaret Laufman. 792, 793. d/o Gideon Keefer and Susannah (m/n/u) Keefer. w/o Jacob Laufman. m/o Keefer Laufman.

Kees, Lewis. 1103, 1104. f/o Sarah J. (Kees) Burton. Resident of Isabel, Illinois.

(Kees), Sarah J. Burton. 1103, 1104. d/o Lewis Kees. w/o Other K. Burton. m/o Louie Burton; Annie M. (Burton); Earl K. Burton. Sarah was raised in Isabel, Illinois.

(Keifer), Catherine Kimble. 989, 990. w/o Clarence C. Kimble, married in 1888. Catherine was from Canada.

Keifer, Frank. 684, 685. First husband of Mary E. (Andrews) Keifer Jackson.

(Keiser), Sarah Harris. See (Keyser), Sarah Harris.

(Kellar), Anna Lauher. 1061, 1062. From Switzerland. w/o Frederick Lauher. m/o 10 children: Elizabeth (Lauher) Roberts; William M. Lauher; John F. Lauher; Evan S. Lauher; Mary J. (Lauher) Coons; James K Lauher; Nancy M. (Lauher) Allen; Benjamin F. Lauher. Deceased children: Margaret (Lauher); Jacob Lauher. Arriving from Switzerland, the family settled in Ohio, then in 1830 moved to Illinois. Frederick served in the Black Hawk War. They moved from Clark County to Edgar County in 1836.

Keller, John. 497, 498. f/o Susannah Keller.

(Keller) Susannah Kumrichous. 497, 498. d/o John Keller. w/o John Humrichous. m/o 11 children, 5 living: John A. Humrichous; Susie (Humrichous) Waggaman; Laura (Humrichous) Brown; Emma (Humrichous) Slaughter; Melissa (Humrichous) Collier.

(Kelly), Ann Oaks 414, 417. Born in Ireland. d/o Michael Kelly and Kate (Glennan) Kelly. w/o Edward Oaks. Residents of Danville.

(Kelly), Annie. 414, 417. d/o William Kelly and Elizabeth (Tyrall) Kelly

Kelly, Bernard. 414, 417. h/o (g/n/u) (Shaw) Kelly. Born in Ireland. f/o Michael Kelly.

(Kelly), Bertie. 414, 417. d/o William Kelly and Elizabeth (Tyrall) Kelly

(Kelly), Emma. 414, 417. d/o William Kelly and Elizabeth (Tyrall) Kelly.

(Kelly), Kate. 414, 417. d/o William Kelly and Elizabeth (Tyrall) Kelly. Residents of Danville.

(Kelly), Kate Mitchell 414, 417. Born in Ireland. d/o Michael Kelly and Kate (Glennan) Kelly. w/o Morace Mitchell. Residents of Danville.

(Kelly), Lizzie. 414, 417. d/o William Kelly and Elizabeth (Tyrall) Kelly

(Kelly), Lulu. 414, 417. d/o William Kelly and Elizabeth (Tyrall) Kelly

(Kelly), Margaret Gerahty. 414, 417. Born in Ireland. d/o Michael Kelly and Kate (Glennan) Kelly. w/o Thomas Gerahty. Residents of Danville.

(Kelly), Margaret. 414, 417. d/o William Kelly and Elizabeth (Tyrall) Kelly

Kelly, Michael. 414, 417. Born in Ireland. d.1888. s/o Bernard Kelly and (g/n/u) (Shaw) Kelly. h/o Kate (Glennan) Kelly. f/o 11 children, 9 lived to maturity, 5 came to the United States: Michael Kelly; Kate (Kelly) Mitchell; Margaret (Kelly) Gerahty; Ann (Kelly) Oaks; William Kelly.

Kelly, Michael 414, 417. Born in Ireland. s/o Michael Kelly and Kate (Glennan) Kelly. Resident of Danville.

Kelly, William. Residence 336. Bio 414, 417. b.1842 in Ireland. s/o Michael Kelly and Kate (Glennan) Kelly. h/o Elizabeth (Tyrall) Kelly. f/o Kate (Kelly); Margaret (Kelly); Lizzie (Kelly); Annie (Kelly); Emma (Kelly); Lulu (Kelly); Bertie (Kelly). William arrived in the United States in 1860, age 18. He worked on a farm in New York for 6 months, then came to Vermilion County. He had been involved in coal in Ireland, and began a coal operation in Vermilion County that grew from William working alone to as many as 30 employees. In 1873, he purchased a 400 acre farm, and added a house in 1888. He raised cattle, horses, and hogs.

Kelsheimer, Begandus. 861, 862. f/o John Kelsheimer. Native of Germany, Begandus fought in the Revolutionary War.

Kelsheimer, Benjamin D. Bio 861, 862. b. 1833. s/o John Kelsheimer and Harriet (Edwards) Kelsheimer. h/o Mary J. (Lewis) Kelsheimer. f/o Edward Kelsheimer; Frank Kelsheimer; Ivan Kelsheimer. Benjamin was active in church work from 1850, age 17. He had a remarkable memory for dates. He attended school in the winter, textbooks being a speller and a Testament, then worked for his brother William until maturity. He farmed successfully on rented land. In 1857 he arrived in Edgar County with a team of horses, and $865. He purchased 62 acres and operated it for 7 years. He turned to livestock and rented the "Houston Farm," of 160 acres for 2 years. See for moves and progress of land holdings.

Kelsheimer, Edward. 861, 862. s/o John Kelsheimer and Harriet (Edwards) Kelsheimer. Edgar was a resident of Edgar Township.

Kelsheimer, Edward. 861, 862. s/o Benjamin Kelsheimer and Mary J. (Lewis) Kelsheimer.

Kelsheimer, Frank. 861, 862. s/o Benjamin Kelsheimer and Mary J. (Lewis) Kelsheimer.

Kelsheimer, Ivan. 861, 862. s/o Benjamin Kelsheimer and Mary J. (Lewis) Kelsheimer.

Kelsheimer, John. 861, 862. b.1782. d.1851/68. s/o Begandus Kelsheimer. h/o Harriet (Edwards) Kelsheimer. f/o 10 children. Survivors: Edward Kelsheimer; Benjamin D. Kelsheimer, Bio 861, 862. Eight deceased: John died in 1887; unnamed son died in service; unnamed son died after returning home; Thomas died in 1857; William died in 1875; Garrett died in 1851; Margaret died in 1863; Harriet E. died in 1852. A shoemaker, John moved to Cincinnati; see for other moves. John served in the War of 1812. He lived on his 85 acres until 1845, then sold it and operated on rented lands.

Kendall, (g/n/u). 540, 541, 542. h/o Hannah (Pugh) Kendall. The Kendalls lived in Iowa.

Kendall, H. 798, 799. Occupant of property once rented by John B. Galway in Young America Township.

Kendrick, Rebecca Hagley. 401, 402. w/o John J. Hagley. m/o 5 including Thornton K. Hagley.

Kendrick, Sol. 953, 954. Sol employed 18-year-old Saul Butts at his business in Kankakee County.

Kennedy, Guy. 992, 993. f/o Elizabeth P. (Kennedy) Rowe.

(Kennedy), Elizabeth P. Rowe. 992, 993. Died 1864. d/o Guy Kennedy. First wife of Dr. Mark Rowe. m/o Anna E. (Rowe) Sweney; Charles K. Rowe. (Google notes: the P. is for Phedora. Birth and death dates 1836-1861. Frank Rowe was included as a third son.)

Kennedy, Jesse. 869, 870. h/o Lucy Ann (Rice) Kennedy, deceased. f/o 5 children. Jesse was a farmer.

(Kent), Perrine. 679. d/o W. W. Kent and Emma (Cronkhite) Kent. Perrine was a student of DePauw University.

Kent, W. W. Residence and prize stallion 678. Bio 679. Born 1850. h/o Emma (Cronkhite) Kent. f/o Perrine (Kent). Deceased children: Claudie, Clarence, Stella, Grace, and Inez. W. W. was a graduate of the College of Crawfordsville, Indiana, with a degree in business. He raised prized cattle and Percheron horses. He built a fine house in 1883 on his 460 acres.

(Kenton), Ida Dinsmore. 807, 808. w/o John T. G. Dinsmore. m/o George O. Dinsmore, Jr.; Mark F. Dinsmore.

Kenton, Samuel. 1106, 1107. f/o Susie (Kenton) Thayer. Samuel operated one of the largest farms in Edgar County.

(Kenton), Susie Thayer. 1106, 1107. d.1883. d/o Samuel Kenton. First wife of Stephen W. Thayer. m/o Freddie Thayer.

(Keplinger), Allie Crane. 340, 341. d/o Thomas Keplinger and Eliza (Shaffer) Keplinger. w/o Elmer Crane. m/o two children. Note: In the biography of her father-in-law, her name was given as Olive Keplinger, but in her father's biography, 196, her name is listed as Allie.

Keplinger, Andrew. 340, 341. s/o Thomas Keplinger and Eliza (Shaffer) Keplinger.

(Keplinger), Annie. 340, 341. d/o Thomas Keplinger and Eliza (Shaffer) Keplinger.

Keplinger, George. 340, 341. s/o Thomas Keplinger and Eliza (Shaffer) Keplinger.

Keplinger, Jacob. 340, 341. b.1806 d.1859/53. h/o Nancy (Dedimore) Keplinger. f/o 3 sons, 2 daughters. Surviving: Thomas Keplinger, Bio 340, 341; John Keplinger; Martha (Keplinger).

Keplinger, James 340, 341. s/o Thomas Keplinger and Eliza (Shaffer) Keplinger. h/o Ella (Gunn) Keplinger. f/o 1 child.

Keplinger, John. 340, 341. s/o Jacob Keplinger and Nancy (Dedimore) Keplinger.

(Keplinger), Martha. 340, 341. d/o Jacob Keplinger and Nancy (Dedimore) Keplinger.

(Keplinger), Olive Crane. See Allie Crane.

Keplinger, Thomas. 340, 341 b.1829. s/o Jacob Keplinger and Nancy (Dedimore) Keplinger. h/o Eliza (Shaffer) Keplinger. f/o 6: Nancy (Keplinger) deceased; James Keplinger; George Keplinger; Annie (Keplinger); Andrew Keplinger; Allie (Keplinger) Crane (or Olive Keplinger Crane according to 196). Thomas acquired 120 acres of land in 1870; 19 years later, the property was greatly improved. He raised grain, cereals, produce, etc.

(Kerns), Anna Selby. 455, 456. w/o Magruder W. Selby. m/o of 5 children, 2 living: Calvin Selby; Olive (Selby) Dickson, the 4th born. Note: *Information regarding Anna was found in Google in Bio of Olive.

(Kerns), Estasia Coffman. 368, 369. w/o Thomas J. Coffman. m/o 4 children.

Kerr, Andrew. 723. Donated $30 to the Civil War fund of $8,000.

Kerrick, Bushrod T. 981. Died age 27. s/o John W. Kerrick and Sarah L. (Deatherage) Kerrick. Bushrod was a teacher.

(Kerrick), Catherine Waters. 981. d/o John W. Kerrick and Sarah L. (Deatherage) Kerrick. w/o J. D. Waters of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Kerrick, Charles L. 981. s/o John W. Kerrick and Sarah L. (Deatherage) Kerrick. Charles was a teacher.

Kerrick, Edwin. 981. f/o John W. Kerrick. Edwin, a Baptist minister and teacher, fought in the War of 1812.

Kerrick, Frank. 897. s/o John B. Kerrick and Elizabeth A. (Parish) Kerrick. Kerrick, Gusta. 897. s/o John B. Kerrick and Elizabeth A. (Parish) Kerrick.

Kerrick, Henry C. 981. s/o John W. Kerrick and Sarah L. (Deatherage) Kerrick. Henry was a physician in Edgar County.

Kerrick, Irvin. 981. s/o James A. Kerrick and Lizzie (Asher) Kerrick.

Kerrick, Jacob. 897. s/o John B. Kerrick and Elizabeth A. (Parish) Kerrick.

Kerrick, James A. Bio 981. b.1862. s/o John W. Kerrick and Sarah L. (Deatherage) Kerrick. h/o Lizzie (Asher) Kerrick. f/o Irvin Kerrick. At age 8 months, James moved from Tennessee to Illinois. See for education. He taught 6 years, and was Superintendent of Schools for Edgar County in 1886.

Kerrick, John B. Residence 896. Bio 897. b. 1834. s/o Stephen Kerrick and Maria (Hadden) Kerrick. Husband of two women. (Wife #1) Margaret (Ray) Kerrick, died in 1857, 11 months after their marriage also in 1857. (Wife #2) Elizabeth A (Parish) Kerrick. m/o Mary (Kerrick); Frank Kerrick; Gusta (Kerrick); Jacob died at 26 months. John attended a typical primitive school until he was 19, then he took a 3-month course at Marshall. In 1879, he built a home on his 300 acres in Elbridge Township in Edgar County, making his own bricks for the structure.

Kerrick, John W. 981. b.1832. s/o Edwin Kerrick. h/o Sarah L. (Deatherage) Kerrick. f/o 9 children, 7 survived, 5 became teachers: Catherine (Kerrick) Walters; Henry C. Kerrick; James A. Kerrick, Bio 981; Lizzie (Kerrick); Charles L Kerrick; William Kerrick; Salle E. (Kerrick); Mary E. (Kerrick) deceased; Bushrod Kerrick, died at age 27. Originally from Virginia, young John moved to Tennessee.

(Kerrick), Lizzie 981. d/o John W. Kerrick and Sarah L. (Deatherage) Kerrick. Lizzie was a teacher.

(Kerrick), Mary. 897. d/o John B. Kerrick and Elizabeth A. (Parish) Kerrick.

(Kerrick), Mary. E. 981. Died before 1889. d/o John W. Kerrick and Sarah L. (Deatherage) Kerrick.

(Kerrick) Sally E. 981. d/o John W. Kerrick and Sarah L. (Deatherage) Kerrick. Resident of Edgar County.

Kerrick, Stephen. 897. h/o Maria (Hadden) Kerrick. f/o 7 children, 5 survived including John B. Kerrick, Bio 897. Two years after their 1830 marriage in Tennessee, Stephen and Maria moved to Illinois in 1832 and settled on 40 acres in Elbridge Township.

Kerrick, William. 981. s/o John W. Kerrick and Sarah L. (Deatherage) Kerrick. Resident of Edgar County.

(Kesling,) Catherine Armantrout. 195. w/o Valentine Armantrout. m/o Hiram Armantrout, Bio 195, 196; Ambrose Armantrout; Simon Armantrout; Sarah (Armantrout) Bratton; Mary Ann (Armantrout) Applegate; Melinda (Armantrout); Henry Armantrout.

Kester, g/n/u. 779, 780, 781. First Kester to arrive in America, coming over with William Penn. f/o William Kester. (Note: perhaps named in tribute to William Penn.)

(Kester), Fanny Boyer. 779, 780, 781. d.1835. Second wife of Frederick Boyer. m/o Frederick N. Boyer. Fanny was the niece of Naomi (Kester) Boyer, first wife of Frederick.

Kester, Harriet Brewer. 413, 414. d.1862. First wife of John W. Brewer. m/o George Brewer.

(Kester), Martha A. Buckler, 1018, 1019. d/o William Kester. w/o Jessee C. Buckler. m/o William R. Buckler; Lawrence Y. Buckler; George Buckler; Edmond V. Buckler; Edna M. (Buckler).

(Kester), Naomi Boyer. 779, 780, 781. d.1835. d/o William Kester. First wife of Frederick Boyer. m/o: John K. Boyer, Bio 779, 780, 781; Ephraim Boyer, died at age 14; William Boyer; Presley P. Boyer. Frederick's second wife was Fanny A. (Kester) Boyer, the niece of Naomi.

Kester, William. 779, 780, 781. f/o Naomi (Kester) Boyer. The first Kester (g/n/u) to arrive in America, came over with William Penn. (Note: perhaps named in tribute to William Penn.)

Kester, William. 1018, 1019. f/o Martha A. (Kester) Buckler. Pioneer of Edgar County.

Ketterson, Joseph, Sr. 828, 829. h/o Elizabeth (m/n/u) Ketterson. f/o Joseph Ketterson, Jr. Both Joseph and Elizabeth were born in Ireland and never left.

Ketterson, Joseph, Jr. Bio 828, 829. Born in Ireland in 1834. s/o Joseph and Elizabeth Ketterson of Ireland. h/o Mary Ann (Rolston) Ketterson. f/o Joseph C. Ketterson; Mary E. (Ketterson). Joseph came to America in 1854, age 20, with no money. His first residence was Philadelphia, followed by Ohio, then in 1864 he worked at a sawmill in Paris, Illinois. After 18 months, he leased 60 acres. Five years later he bought that land, eventually owning 167 acres. He had success with Short-horn cattle.

Ketterson, Joseph C. 828, 829. s/o Joseph Ketterson and Mary Ann (Rolston) Ketterson. h/o Ida May (Hamilton) Ketterson. f/o 3 children.

(Ketterson), Mary E. 828, 829. d/o Joseph Ketterson and Mary Ann (Rolston) Ketterson.

Keys, (g/n/u). 921, 922. f/o Isaac Keys and Thomas Keys.

Keys, (g/n/u). 1050, 1051. h/o Rachael E. (Hoult) Keys. Residents of Hunter Township.

Keys, Dr. (g/n/u) 443, 444. The children of Dr. Keys, of Hume, Illinois, were under the guardianship of Thomas Guthrie, and wife Christine (Keys) Guthrie.

Keys, Abraham L. 921, 922. s/o Marcellus Keys and Eliza (Moss) Keys.

Keys, Casey. 748, 749. s/o William Keys and Emily (Mills) Keys.

(Keys), Christine Guthrie. 443, 444. w/o Thomas Guthrie. m/o George B. Guthrie; Hugh Guthrie; Sarah J. (Guthrie). Thomas and Christine were also the guardians of the children of Dr. Keys of Hume, Illinois.

Keys, Erasmus S. 921, 922. s/o Marcellus Keys and Eliza (Moss) Keys.

(Keys), Grace. 684, 685. d/o Richard Keys and Laura (Jackson) Keys.

(Keys) Harriet. 748, 749. d/o William Keys and Emily (Mills) Keys.

Keys, Henry A. 921, 922. s/o Marcellus Keys and Eliza (Moss) Keys.

Keys, Hugh. 748, 749. s/o William Keys and Emily (Mills) Keys.

Keys, Isaac. 921, 922. s/o (g/n/u) Keys. Brother of Thomas Keys. First husband of Ingabon B. (Spangler) Keys McCulloch. f/o 3 daughters and 3 sons, including Marcellus Keys. Isaac was a recruiting officer in the Black Hawk War. He died when Marcellus was an infant.

Keys, John J. 684, 685. s/o Richard Keys and Laura (Jackson) Keys.

(Keys), Lizzie Barnett 748, 749. d/o William Keys and Emily (Mills) Keys. w/o George Barnett. m/o Lena (Barnett; Alice (Barnett) deceased; Jane (Barnett).

(Keys), Lucy Arthur. 921, 922. d/o Marcellus Keys and Eliza (Moss) Keys. w/o John Arthur of Paris Township.

(Keys), Lydia. 684, 685. d/o Richard Keys and Laura (Jackson) Keys.

Keys, Marcellus. 921, 922. b.1828. s/o Isaac Keys and Ingabon B. (Spangler) Keys McCulloch. h/o Eliza (Moss) Keys. f/o Henry A. Keys; Erasmus S. Keys; Abraham L. Keys; Thomas J. Keys; Lucy (Keys) Arthur; Mary E. Keys. The 5th born child, Marcellus lived with his mother and stepfather, Otis M. McCulloch, until he was 10. Then he lived with his uncle, Thomas Keys, for 5 years. Marcellus began as a clerk for *Col. Baldwin of Baldwinsville for 14 years. See 848, 849 for rewards to Marcellus from Baldwin for his good work. Marcellus had various farms. He operated a tile factory on the home farm.

(Keys), Mary E. 921, 922. d/o Marcellus Keys and Eliza (Moss) Keys.

Keys, Richard. 684, 685. h/o Laura (Jackson) Keys. f/o John J. Keys; Grace (Keys); Lydia (Keys. Richard worked with a smelter and was a lead miner.

Keys, Richard. 748, 749. s/o William Keys and Emily (Mills) Keys.

(Keys) Sarah. 748, 749. d/o William Keys and Emily (Mills) Keys.

Keys, Seth. 748, 749. s/o William Keys and Emily (Mills) Keys.

Keys, Thomas. 921, 922. s/o (g/n/u) Keys. Brother of Isaac Keys. Thomas raised his nephew, Marcellus Keys, from age 10 to 15.

Keys, Thomas J. 921, 922. s/o Marcellus Keys and Eliza (Moss) Keys.

Keys, William. 748, 749. h/o Emily (Mills) Keys. f/o Harriet (Keys); Sarah (Keys); Richard Keys; Casey Keys; Seth Keys; Hugh Keys; Will Keys; Lizzie (Keys) Barnett.

Keys, Will. 748, 749. s/o William Keys and Emily (Mills) Keys.

Keyser, Andrew. Bio 860, 861. b.1809. s/o William Keyser and Margaret (Workman) Keyser. h/o Ann (Harris) Keyser. f/o 10 children, 3 died fighting in the Civil War, 4 living: William Keyser, deceased; Rueben Keyser, deceased; Oliver Keyser, deceased; Sarah (Keyser) Steward; Margaret (Keyser) Davis; Eliza (Keyser) Davis; Samuel Keyser. Andrew left Ohio in 1857 after operating a farm in West Virginia, having become "tired of the hills on the Ohio River." Andrew purchased 120 acres of partially improved land in Illinois and sold it in 1883. Ann and Andrew had moved to town in 1882. Ann died in 1883.

(Keyser), Eliza Davis. 860, 861. d/o Andrew Keyser and Ann (Harris) Keyser. w/o John M. Davis of Paris, Illinois. Sisters Eliza and Margaret married into the Davis family, but relationship between Richard and John not included.

(Keyser), Margaret Davis. 860, 861. d/o Andrew Keyser and Ann (Harris) Keyser. w/o Richard Davis of Peoria, Illinois. Sisters Eliza and Margaret married into the Davis family, but relationship between Richard and John not included.

Keyser, Oliver. 860, 861. s/o Andrew Keyser and Ann (Harris) Keyser. Enlisted in General Grant's old regiment, the 21st Illinois, died at Chickamauga.

Keyser, Rueben. 860, 861. s/o Andrew Keyser and Ann (Harris) Keyser. Died at a hospital in Louisville, Kentucky from Civil War injuries.

Keyser, Samuel. 860, 861. s/o Andrew Keyser and Ann (Harris) Keyser. Resident of Paris Township.

(Keyser or Keiser), Sarah Harris. 984, 987. 832. w/o Joseph Harris. m/o 9 children including 5th born John H. Harris, Bio 984, 987; Noah Harris; Reuben Harris; Albert Harris; William K. Harris, Bio 832. Seven of her children were born in West Virginia, two in Illinois.

(Keyser), Sarah Steward. 860, 861. d/o Andrew Keyser and Ann (Harris) Keyser. w/o Frank Steward of Bellafontaine, Ohio.

Keyser, William. 860, 861. h/o Margaret (Workman) Keyser. f/o 10 children, including Andrew Keyser, Bio 860, 861. William farmed all his life. In his later years he drew a government pension, no details why he received a pension.

Keyser, William. 860, 861. s/o Andrew Keyser and Ann (Harris) Keyser. Died at Chickamauga.

Kiger, (g/n/u). 389, 390, 391. f/o Carolyn V. (Kiger) Van Allen.

(Kiger) Carolyn V. Van Allen. 389, 390, 391. b. 1847. d/o (g/n/u) Kiger. w/o William P. Van Allen. m/o Walter Van Allen; Frank Van Allen; Stats Van Allen; Bertie Van Allen; John Van Allen; Mary (Van Allen); Etta (Van Allen); Nellie (Van Allen); Vida (Van Allen).

Kilbourn, Andrew. 744. s/o Jonathan Kilbourn and Susan M. (Lutes) Kilbourn.

(Kilbourn), Emma. 744. d/o Jonathan Kilbourn and Susan M. (Lutes) Kilbourn.

Kilbourn, Herbert. 744. s/o Jonathan Kilbourn and Susan M. (Lutes) Kilbourn.

Kilbourn, Jonathan. Bio 744. b.1817. s/o Joseph Kilbourn and Rebecca (Howe) Kilbourn. h/o Susan M. (Lutes) Kilbourn. f/o Sarah (Kilbourn) Bradford; Perley Kilbourn; Emma (Kilbourn); Andrew Kilbourn; William Kilbourn; Herbert Kilbourn. Jonathan was 5 when his parents died. His elder brothers and sisters cared for him until age 12 or 14; then he went to work for one dollar per day. He saved his money and opened a mercantile business in Ohio until 1854, then he came to Danville. He bought 60 acres and farmed till 1868. He sold the smaller farm and bought 260 acres. His sons ran the farm.

Kilbourn, Joseph. 744. Died 1822. h/o Rebecca (Howe) Kilbourn. f/o Jonathan Kilbourn. Joseph was a teacher. In 1805, he left Connecticut and went to Pennsylvania, then on to Cincinnati. He taught in the winter and farmed the rest of the year.

Kilbourn, Perley P. 744. s/o Jonathan Kilbourn and Susan M. (Lutes) Kilbourn. Lived in Oregon.

(Kilbourn), Sarah Bradford. 744. d/o Jonathan Kilbourn and Susan M. (Lutes) Kilbourn. w/o J. B. Bradford of California.

Kilbourn, William. 744. s/o Jonathan Kilbourn and Susan M. (Lutes) Kilbourn.

Killgore, Anthony. 969, 970. f/o 5 children including Joseph Killgore. Anthony participated in the Battle of the Thames (aka the Battle of Moraviantown) where Tecumseh died during the War of 1812.

(Killgore), Carrie Galeener. 969, 970. d/o Joseph Killgore and Mary (Meadows) Killgore. w/o Rev. C. Galeener of Springfield, Illinois.

(Killgore), Elizabeth A. 969, 970. d/o Joseph Killgore and Mary (Meadows) Killgore.

Killgore, Joseph. 969, 970. b.1817. d.1888/71. s/o Anthony Killgore. h/o Mary (Meadows) Killgore. f/o 7 children, 1 deceased: Samuel B. Killgore, Bio 969, 970; William A. Killgore; Elizabeth A. (Killgore); Talitha (Killgore); Carrie (Killgore) Galeener; Mary A. (Killgore) Honnold, deceased, 882, 883, 994, 995,age 27; Joseph G. Killgore, M.D. Joseph came to Illinois in 1832, age 15, settling in Stratton Township with his parents. He eventually became the supervisor of Stratton Township.

Killgore, Joseph G., M.D. 969, 970. s/o Joseph Killgore and Mary (Meadows) Killgore. Joseph was a resident of Huffmansville, Edgar County.

(Killgore, or Kilgore), Mary Honnold. 994, 995. 969, 970. 882, 883. Died 1887 at age 27. d/o Joseph Killgore and Mary (Meadows) Killgore. First wife of Ezra Honnold. m/o J. Harlan Honnold.

Killgore, Samuel B. Bio 969, 970. b.1845. s/o Joseph Killgore and Mary (Meadows) Killgore. Samuel was a bachelor. Born in Edgar County, he retired to 76-1/2 acres in Stratton Township which he rented.

(Killgore), Talitha. 969, 970. d/o Joseph Killgore and Mary (Meadows) Killgore.

Killgore, William A. 969, 970. s/o Joseph Killgore and Mary (Meadows) Killgore. William was a resident of Stratton Township.

Kimble, (g/n/u). 989, 990. f/o Lawson Kimble. Mr. Kimble left New Jersey and moved to Ohio in 1800. The land was covered with trees, and it was a difficult job to clear it for farming.

(Kimble), Amelia Gertrude McCulloch. 989, 990. 1062, 1063, 1064. d/o George W. Kimble and Sarah J. (Hannah) Kimble. w/o James H. McCulloch.

Kimble, Clarence C. 989, 990. s/o George W. Kimble and Sarah J. (Hannah) Kimble. h/o Catherine (Keifer) Kimble of Canada.

Kimble, George W. Property 986. Bio 989, 990. 1062, 1063, 1064. b.1831. s/o Lawson Kimble and Elizabeth (Chaplin) Kimble. h/o Sarah J. (Hannah) Kimble. f/o Clarence C. Kimble; Willis P. Kimble; Amelia Gertrude (Kimble) McCulloch; William L. Kimble; John D. Kimble. George's 230 acres originally belonged to his father, and was the place of George's birth. George also owned 150 acres in Young America Township. 1001, 1002. George and Davis H. Shank worked together in constructing and bringing into existence a pike that ran past the farm of Davis Shank, and perhaps also the farm of George.

(Kimble), Gertrude. See Amelia Gertrude (Kimble.

Kimble, John D. 989, 990. s/o George W. Kimble and Sarah J. (Hannah) Kimble.

Kimble, Lawson. 989, 990. s/o (g/n/u) Kimble who left New Jersey in 1800. h/o Elizabeth (Chaplin) Kimble. f/o George W. Kimble. Lawson left Ohio in 1830 and went to Illinois. The nearest market was Chicago. See for produce sales and prices.

Kimble, William L. 989, 990. s/o George W. Kimble and Sarah J. (Hannah) Kimble.

Kimble, Willis P. 989, 990. s/o George W. Kimble and Sarah J. (Hannah) Kimble. h/o Sarah (Gates) Kimble. A civil engineer and surveyor of Missouri, Willis ran the first line of railroad into northern Mexico from the U. S. (Google Note: Willis, born in 1858, graduated from the University of Illinois as civil engineer in 1879. Associated with Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe, Mexican Central Railway, Erie Railroad.)

Kimbrough, Andrew H, M.D. 228, 229 b. 1823. s/o Richard C. Kimbrough and Jane (Morrison) Kimbrough Sims. h/o Sarah (Ashmore) Kimbrough. f/o 3 children: Laura H (Kimbrough); E.R. Eugene Kimbrough; Lillie A. T. (Kimbrough). Andrew was the grandson of Goldman Kimbrough. He resided with guardians after his father died when he was 11. In 1842, at age 19, Andrew began managing the farm for his widowed mother until her second marriage in 1847. Andrew graduated from medical college in 1858.

Kimbrough, E. R. Eugene. 228, 229. s/o Andrew H. Kimbrough M.D. and Sarah (Ashmore) Kimbrough.

Kimbrough, Goldman. 228, 229. d.1835 f/o Richard C. Kimbrough. Goldman was a slave owner. He fought in the Revolutionary War.

(Kimbrough), Laura H. 228, 229. d/o Andrew H. Kimbrough M.D. and Sarah (Ashmore) Kimbrough. (Kimbrough), Lillie A. T. 228, 229. d/o Andrew H. Kimbrough M.D. and Sarah (Ashmore) Kimbrough.

Kimbrough, Richard C. 228, 229. d.1833. s/o Goldman Kimbrough, First husband of Jane (Morrison) Kimbrough Sims, f/o 6 children including Andrew H. Kimbrough M.D. Richard ran away from home to enlist in the War of 1812. He served with Jackson at New Orleans, and was wounded at Horse Shoe. He was in the tanning business with a brother. In 1825, he was a pioneer in Illinois. He made his own boards to build doors, and made wooden pegs.

(Kimmel), Margaret Englemann. 397, 398. 759, 760. w/o John Nicholas Englemann. m/o John N. Englemann. Margaret died in Germany. Her husband and son came to America from Prussia.

(King), Amanda R. Adams. 200, 201. d/o Samuel King. w/o Ellis Adams. m/o Frank Adams, who died leaving 2 children; Anna (Adams) Conklin; George C. Adams. Amanda suffered from rheumatism, and blindness.

(King), Barbara Alexander. 808, 809, 810. b.1766 in Scotland. d.1847/81. w/o John B. Alexander. m/o 12 children, including 5th born Gen. Milton K. Alexander and 11th born Honorable Washington Alexander, Bio 873, 874, 877.

(King), Deborah Johnson Bandy. 247, 248, 249. b.1815. d/o Joseph King. Wife of two men. (Husband #1) (g/n/u) Johnson who died 1853. (Husband #2) Second wife of William Bandy.

King, Joseph. 247, 248, 249. f/o Deborah (King) Johnson Bandy. Joseph was a farmer.

(King), Lilly M. Lucas Davis. 393, 394. d/o Samuel King. Wife of two men. (Husband #1) Robert Lucas. (Husband #2) William E. Davis.

(King), Minerva Goodwine. 207, 208. w/o James Goodwine. m/o Nellie (Goodwine); Roy Goodwine; Goldie (Goodwine).

(King), Olivia Wozencraft. 918. w/o John Wozencraft. m/o 7 children, 3 living including William A. Wozencraft, Bio 918. (King), Ora E. 869, 870. Adopted daughter of Seaton S. Rice. and Elizabeth J. (Catherwood) Rice.

King, Samuel. 201. 393, 394. f/o Amanda R. (King) Adams; Lilly M. (King) Lucas Davis.

Kingsley, Jedediah S. Kingsley, M.D. 338, 339. s/o Obediah Kingsley. h/o Angeline (Myers) Kingsley. f/o 5 children, including Virgil C. T. Kingsley M.D., Bio 338, 339. Jedediah's poor health led him to a career in medicine in New York.

Kingsley, Obediah. 338, 339. f/o Jedediah S Kingsley. A farmer, lumber dealer, owned 2 sawmills in New York.

Kingsley, Virgil C. T. M.D. Bio 338, 339. s/o Jedediah S. Kingsley M.D. and Angeline (Myers) Kingsley. h/o Ella (Brown) Kingsley. Virgil moved to Danville in 1884, and specialized in the treatment of cancer, tumors and chronic diseases.

Kinman, Robert D. 417, 418. h/o Maria (Rickart) Kinman.

Kinsey, Benjamin Franklin. 598, 599. s/o Jacob Kinsey and Eliza (Ressor) Kinsey. Benjamin was in the service, contracted measles, died at home.

Kinsey, Daniel. 598, 599. s/o Jacob Kinsey and Eliza (Ressor) Kinsey. Daniel was in the 35th Illinois Infantry, was wounded, taken prisoner, survived. Lived in Kansas.

Kinsey, David. 598, 599. d.1867 or 1868. s/o Jacob Kinsey and Eliza (Ressor) Kinsey. David served in the military, but unit name not included. Died in Missouri.

Kinsey, Jacob. 329, 330, 331. f/o Margaret (Kinsey) Hopper.

Kinsey, Jacob. 598, 599. b.1812. s/o John Kinsey. Husband of 3 women: (Wife #1) Eliza (Ressor) Kinsey. m/o 9 sons, 5 daughters, 5 living. Jacob Kinsey, died in war; David Kinsey; Benjamin Franklin Kinsey, died of measles in war; Daniel Kinsey; John R. Kinsey, Bio 598, 599. (Wives #2 and #3) Names not included, nor names of any children. James was a farmer and a carpenter. He died in Kansas.

Kinsey, Jacob. 598, 599. s/o Jacob Kinsey and Eliza (Ressor) Kinsey. Jacob was in the 35th Illinois Infantry and died in battle.

Kinsey, Jasper N. 598, 599. s/o John R. Kinsey and Elizabeth (m/n/u) Chronister Kinsey.

Kinsey, John. 598, 599. His original farm later belonged to the Soldiers Home near Dayton, Ohio.

Kinsey, John A. 598, 599. s/o John R. Kinsey and Elizabeth (m/n/u) Chronister Kinsey. John lived in Dakota.

Kinsey, John R. Residence 254. Bio 598, 599. b.1831. s/o Jacob Kinsey and Eliza (Ressor) Kinsey. h/o Elizabeth (m/n/u) Chronister Kinsey. f/o Margaret A. (Kinsey) Peterson; Jasper N. Kinsey; John A. Kinsey; Sarah Ellen (Kinsey) Clapp; Sardis H. Kinsey. At age 16, John moved to Indiana, then in 1853 he arrived in Vermilion County. He hewed logs for his house, and in 1881 built a fine 2-story house, 36 feet square. John raised fruit, and fed cattle and swine on his two farms, totaling 97 acres.

(Kinsey), Margaret A. Peterson. 598, 599. d/o John R. Kinsey and Elizabeth (m/n/u) Chronister Kinsey. w/o Thomas J. Peterson. m/o two.

(Kinsey) Margaret Hopper. 329, 330, 331. d. 1876 First w/o Lewis Hopper. m/o six: John M. Hopper; Sarah (Hopper) English; Susannah (Hopper) Darr; Martha Jane (Hopper) Pemberton; Frank Hopper; Vina (Hopper) Smith.

(Kinsey), Sarah Ellen Clapp. 598, 599. d/o John R. Kinsey and Elizabeth (m/n/u) Chronister Kinsey. w/o Daniel Clapp. m/o 1 child.

Kinsey, Sardis H. 598, 599. s/o John R. Kinsey and Elizabeth (m/n/u) Chronister Kinsey.

(Kipps), Ida Houston. 930, 931. b.1868 in Edgar County. d/o John Kipps and Martha (m/n/u) Kipps. w/o Daniel J. Houston. m/o Edith (Houston); Ethel (Houston).

Kipps, John. 930, 931. h/o Martha (m/n/u) Kipps. f/o Ida (Kipps) Houston. (Kirby), Esther R. Summet, 528, 529, 530. w/o Jacob Summet. m/o Jeremiah C. Summet; Alice C. (Summet); Esther E. (Summet) Branham; William L. Summet; Sally A. (Summet); Joel H. Summet; Emily (Summet); Mary D. (Summet). The family moved to Indiana in 1824.

(Kirby,) Sarah Holley. 951, 952. w/o John Holley. m/o two children, only survivor Charles L. Holley, Bio 951, 952. In 1842, husband John was murdered at night in his blacksmith shop. Sarah died soon after John was murdered, leaving son Charles an orphan at age two.

(Kirkhart), Elizabeth Lamb Copeland. 260. b.1874. d/o John Kirkhart and Ann (Courtney) Kirkhart. Wife of two men: (Husband #1) Stephen Lamb. (Husband #2) Second w/o William H. Copeland. Elizabeth's parents died early, the mother died when Elizabeth was 8, leaving Elizabeth an orphan.

Kirkhart, John. 260. h/o Ann (Courtney) Kirkhart. f/o Elizabeth (Kirkhart) Lamb Copeland. John and Ann both died early leaving Elizabeth an orphan.

Kirkpatrick, (g/n/u) 520, 521. h/o Celia K. (Hayward) Kirkpatrick.

Kirkpatrick, Allen. 476, 477. h/o Caroline (Cassel) Kirkpatrick. Allen was a farmer in Vermilion County.

(Kirkpatrick), Dora Campbell. 270, 271. w/o Thomas Campbell. m/o Samuel Campbell; May (Campbell). Relationship to Marion Kirkpatrick unknown; both married Campbells of the same family.

Kirkpatrick, Marion. 270, 271 h/o Sarah J. (Campbell) Kirkpatrick. f/o Pearl Kirkpatrick. Marion was a tile maker. Relationship to Dora (Kirkpatrick) Campbell unknown; both married Campbells, same family.

(Kirkpatrick), Pearl 270, 271 d/o Marion Kirkpatrick and Sarah J. (Campbell) Kirkpatrick.

(Kitchener), Caroline Giddings 280, 281; 344, 347. 763, 764. Born in England. d.1874. w/o William Giddings. m/o Frances "Fannie" L. (Giddings) Partlow; Carolyn (Giddings) deceased; Charles Giddings; George Giddings; Albert Giddings, Bio 344, 347; Eliza (Giddings) Riggs; Laura (Giddings) Martin; John W. Giddings, Bio 763, 764. Caroline and William married in England. Caroline and brother Charles were the only members of their family in America.

Kitchener, Charles. 763, 764. Died before 1889. Brother of Caroline (Kitchener) Giddings. Charles and Caroline were the only members of their family to come to America. Charles settled in Massachusetts.

(Kizer), Daisey Galway. 798, 799. w/o James H. Galway. Daisey was the cousin of John O. Kizer, who was the husband of James' sister, Roxana (Galway) Kizer.

Kizer, John O. 798, 799. h/o Roxana (Galway) Kizer. f/o 1 child. John was the cousin of Daisey (Kizer) Galway, the wife of Roxana's brother, James H. Galway. John was a livery man in Metcalf.

(Kizer), Nancy Dalby. 689, 690, 691, 692. b.1804. Second wife of Aaron Dalby. Married in 1829.

(Kline), Catherine Camerer. 930, 931. w/o Daniel Camerer. m/o Lovina (Camerer) Houston.

Knapp (g/n/u). 265, 266. f/o Rhoda (Knapp) McCabe. Resident of New York.

(Knapp), Catherine Staff. 1041, 1042. Born in Germany. w/o Frederick Staff. m/o Frances (Staff) Barnaby; Christine (Staff) Carr; Henry Staff; Peter Staff; Frederick Staff; John T. Staff; Lawrence Staff; Mary (Staff) Barnaby deceased; Lizzie (Staff).

(Knapp) Rhoda McCabe 265, 266. d/o (g/n/u) Knapp. w/o Alex McCabe. m/o 6 sons and 2 daughters, with John Miller McCabe the 5th child.

Knight, Alonzo. 694, 695. 755, 756, 759. h/o Mary A. (Hill) Knight. f/o Josephine (Knight) Green. A contractor, Alonzo helped build the Erie Canal. He also had an interest in a sawmill.

Knight, Daniel. 950, 951. f/o Paul Knight. A Quaker, Daniel was a farmer in Pennsylvania.

Knight, J. Alonzo, or Alonzo W. 706, 707. 318. h/o Frances (Tillotson) Knight. f/o 4. Alonzo was a farmer.

Knight, Bernard. 950, 951. s/o Edward P. Knight and Eliza (Wilkinson) Knight. Twin of Daniel Knight.

(Knight), Carolina. 950, 951. d/o Edward P. Knight and Eliza (Wilkinson) Knight.

Knight, Daniel. 950, 951. f/o Paul Knight.

Knight, Daniel. 950, 951. s/o Edward P. Knight and Eliza (Wilkinson) Knight. Twin of Bernard Knight.

Knight, Edward. 950, 951. s/o Edward P. Knight and Eliza (Wilkinson) Knight.

Knight, Edward P. Bio 950, 951. b.1835. s/o Paul Knight and Elizabeth (Perry) Knight. h/o Eliza (Wilkinson) Knight. f/o twins Bernard Knight and Daniel Knight; Elizabeth (Knight); Julian Knight, Caroline (Knight) James Knight; Edward Knight A Quaker, Edward received a good education in Pennsylvania. At age 16, he became an apprentice miller, and followed that trade from 1851 to 1865, the last few years at his own mill. He moved to Virginia in 1865 for two years, then moved to a farm in Missouri, finally coming to Edgar County in 1872 and settled on a 58 acre farm.

Knight, Elizabeth. 950, 951. d/o Edward P. Knight and Eliza (Wilkinson) Knight.

Knight, J. A. 318, 319. h/o Frances (Tillotson) Knight. f/o 4 children. J. A. was a farmer.

Knight, James. 950, 951. s/o Edward P. Knight and Eliza (Wilkinson) Knight.

Knight, Julian. 950, 951. s/o Edward P. Knight and Eliza (Wilkinson) Knight

(Knight), Josephine Green. 694, 695. d/o Alonzo Knight and Mary A. (Hill) Knight. w/o Bingham C. Green. m/o Ellen (Green) Yeazel; May (Green) Wilber; Maurice Green; Charles Green; Eva F. (Green); Elwood and Clark died early.

Knight, Paul. 950, 951. s/o Daniel Knight. h/o Elizabeth (Perry) Knight. f/o Allen Knight, died age 5; Edward P. Knight, Bio 950, 951. A Pennsylvania Quaker, Paul had multiple interests: Farming, saw and grist mills, lumber business.

Knipe (g/n/u) 586, 587, 588. A partner with Henry Dorus Newell in a sawmill business.

Knox (g/n/u) 410, 411, 412, 413. h/o Hattie (Pearson) Knox. The Knox family lived in Minnesota.

Knox, Andrew J. 445, 446, 447. b.1818. Husband of 3 women. (Wife #1) Mary J. (Richards) Knox. m/o 3 children, including Robert M. Knox. Wives #2 and #3 not identified. Andrew was a farmer and blacksmith.

Knox, Edward. 445, 446, 447. s/o Robert M. Knox and first wife Mary J. (Given) Knox.

(Knox), Lulu B. 445, 446, 447. d/o Robert M. Knox and first wife Mary J. (Given) Knox.

Knox, Robert M. Bio 445, 446, 447. b.1841. s/o Andrew J. Knox and Mary J. (Richards) Knox. Husband of two women. (Wife #1) Mary J. (Given) Knox. d.1875. m/o Lulu B. (Knox; Edward Knox. (Wife #2) Jennie M. (Bruce) Knox. m/o Robert R. Knox; unnamed daughter. Robert served in Co. H of the 102nd Ohio Infantry, the Army of the Cumberland. He was disabled and discharged early. In 1865, he taught in Ford County. He moved to Hoopeston in 1871. Originally a carriage maker, his career included real estate, loans, insurance, a partnership in Given & Knox, whose grain elevators were a huge success, weighing as many as 100 wagons per day. Family relationship not defined between Robert's wife Mary J. (Given) Knox, and his partner, Mr. Given.

Knox, Robert R. 445, 446, 447. s/o Robert M. Knox and Jennie M. (Bruce) Knox.

(Koehler), Frances Edens. 236. b. 1859 in Germany. w/o Dr. Georg (correct) Edens. Frances came to America in 1881. She taught German and French in St. Louis and Chicago. She was an accomplished musician.

Koons, A. M. 1078, 1079. Died 1882. f/o Ida (Koons) Smith. A. M. came to Vermilion County with his parents, then later moved to Chrisman where he worked as a carpenter. He served in Company A, 71st Illinois Infantry.

(Koons), Ida Smith. 1078, 1079. d/o A. M. Koons. w/o Millikin Smith.

Kratzer, Henry. 394, 397. f/o Rosanna (Kratzer) Brady.

(Kratzer) Rosanna Brady. 394, 397. 712, 713. w/o John Brady. m/o John Brady b.1837; 712, 713. Elsie (Brady) Burroughs Wherry.

(Kuykendall) Lovina Reynolds. 672, 673. d/o Samuel Kuykendall. w/o Theodore Reynolds. m/o Cora B. (Reynolds); Ethel L. (Reynolds); Bertha (Reynolds).

Kuykendall, Samuel. 672, 673. f/o Lovina (Kuykendall) Reynolds. Samuel farmed near Terre Haute.

(Kyle), Rachael Elliott. 972, 973, 974. w/o George W. Elliott. Residents of Paris, Illinois.

Legend: CODE: b.=born d. died/age d/o=daughter of f/o=father of (g/n/u) =given name unknown h/o=husband of (m/n/u) =maiden name unknown m/o=mother of s/o=son of w/o=wife of ( ) = maiden name enclosed Names are listed alphabetically and each new alphabet letter is given a separate page.

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