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Brewer, Langford, Perkins, Wolf
The Tampico Area Historical Society encompasses parts of Whiteside County and Bureau County in Illinois. Focus is on Tampico, Hume Twp., Hahnaman/Deer Grove, & Prophetstown in Whiteside County & Yorktown & Thomas in Bureau County.
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lyndavanos
3 posts
May 13, 2010
7:44 AM
In researching the above families I have a mystery that I am working on. Ethel Langford, her parents Richard & Elizabeth Brewer Langford died of TB. Ethel was found in 1880 living with her sister Eliza Langford Wolfe and her husband John Wolfe. Stories are that Ethel married a Byron Pettigrew and died herself of TB within the first year of her marriage. But, I have found an Ethel Langford buried in Walnut around age 8. She is buried near my differant family members. I am looking for proof that this is indeed my Ethel or that Ethel did live longer and did marry Byron Pettigrew. Any help is very much appreciated

Lynda
Denise
555 posts
May 14, 2010
6:41 AM
Hi Lynda,
Have you contacted the Bureau County Genealogical Society? They have indexed their newspapers and archive them on microfilm. BUREAU COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY (BCGS)
BCGS

You didn't mention any dates. Check to see if the BCGS has any obits on these folks. Go from there. I could not find anything in the Whiteside Co. indexes.
Denise
559 posts
May 20, 2010
2:35 PM
Lynda emailed the following to me:

Lynda Van Os to me
Do you want to include your email in the post? yes
Lynda Van Os lyndavanos@hotmail.com


I am researching my Brewer, Langford, Perkins and Wolf families. The mystery I am on now is Ethel Langford. Her parents Richard and Elizabeth Brewer died of TB. When Ethel was 7 she was living with her sister Eliza and her husband John Wolfe. Stories say that Ethel married a Byron Pettigrew and died within her first year of marriage of TB. None of this is confirmed. I have found an Ethel Langford buried in the Walnut Cemetery near our family, but her death date is 1881 I believe. If this is our Ethel there is no way that I can see that she was married at such a young age. Looking for someone who knows anything, especially for Pettigrew family who may know something

Lynda Van Os

Last Edited by on May 21, 2010 5:08 AM
Denise
560 posts
May 21, 2010
6:21 AM
Lynda - I don't have enough info to research on this end. The ISA does not have a marriage listing for the Pettigrew/Langford. The GAZETTE index does not have any obits for the names mentioned. If you have birth/death dates, the Bureau Co. Genealogical Society may be able to help.

Are these your people?
Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
John WOLF Self M Male W 23 PRUSSIA Farmer PRUSSIA PRUSSIA
Eliza WOLF Wife M Female W 22 IL Keeping House KY IN
Hary WOLF Son S Male W 1 IL PRUSSIA IL
Eathel [sic] LANGFORD SisterL S Female W 7 IL KY IN
Source Information:
Census Place Greenville, Bureau, Illinois
Family History Library Film 1254177
NA Film Number T9-0177
Page Number 112D

Last Edited by on May 21, 2010 6:38 AM
lyndavanos
5 posts
May 28, 2010
4:08 PM
Hi sorry i just saw your message. Yes the above are my family John & Eliza are my gggrandparents, their son Harry was my ggrandfather. This is indeed Ethel whom I was searching for. I just received info from Bureau county. They had the wedding info for Ethel and Byron and also Ethels obit. She died at the home of her sister Eliza Wolfe in 1893.
Denise
566 posts
May 29, 2010
9:26 AM
Sterling Gazette has several references to Eliza Wolf & Sarah McDonald -
REFERENCE:
Sterling Daily Gazette - Thursday, August 7, 1930, Sterling, IL

Mrs. Sarah McDonald and Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Peterson of Walnut were Sterling visitors Wednesday.

STERLING DAILY GAZETTE - Nov. 19, 1929

Mrs. Sarah McDonald and Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Peterson of Walnut visited Mrs. Eliza Wolf Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Peterson will leave for Florida Wednesday.

STERLING DAILY GAZETTE, TUES., Dec. 17, 1929
Normany [sic]-Greenville
Mrs. Eliza Wolf, who submitted to a minor operation at the home of her sister, Mrs. Sarah McDonald in Walnut, is improving as well as can be expected.

Last Edited by on May 29, 2010 9:28 AM


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