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Denise
583 posts
Sep 08, 2010
7:16 AM
(I have been doing research for someone seeking info on the following BROWN family):
Hello Denise, Looking for a John Getting Brown that is buried in Riverside Cemetery 1849-1916. Wife was Ruth A Miller Brown that died in Tazewell Co. 3/6/1939 also buried Riverside Cemetery, Phophetstown.I was hoping that the Riverside Cemetery Assoc. had records that might show where John died at, as I don't believe he died in Illinois.
Thank you, Kathy

Hi Denise, When ever you find yourself at the library again I have a couple of more Browns that I would like to see if there is an obit for.
Henry Brown, born Oct.29, 1812 in Auburn,Susquehanna, PA. died Whiteside Co. March 30, 1881. Hannah Brown Henry's wife, born Auburn, Susquehanna, PA. Oct. 1, 1817, died Jan 11, 1901 Minden, Kearney, Nebraska. Both are burned in Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. Henry and his family moved from PA to Whiteside Co. about 1858. Children are Lahila Brown,Slater,Griswold,Bacon. Lucius, Jonas, Hiram, Samuel, Harriet Brown Potter, John and Charles Brown.
Henry purchased property, farmed and is on the 1860,1870 and 1880 census records for Whiteside Co.
I can't find either on the newspaper index. Would love to find something on Henry, I can't find anything that has his parents listed.
If you need more info let me know.
Thank you, Kathy

Last Edited by on Sep 08, 2010 7:29 AM
Denise
584 posts
Sep 08, 2010
7:30 AM
I have transcribed obits/death notices from the Gazette newspaper for John G. Brown and Harriet Brown Potter.
Brown John death notice Feb _7 1916.pdf
Brown John death notice Feb _7 1916.pdf
BROWN John G Buried Jan22_1916.pdf
BROWN John G Buried Jan22_1916.pdf
BROWN John remarries2_Oct19_1893.pdf
BROWN John remarries2_Oct19_1893.pdf
BROWN John remarries_Oct19_1893.pdf
BROWN John remarries_Oct19_1893.pdf
Brown John_insane_Mar_19-1885.pdf
Brown John_insane_Mar_19-1885.pdf
POTTER Harriet Brown noticeNov26_1915.pdf
POTTER Harriet Brown noticeNov26_1915.pdf
POTTER Harriet Brown obit 1915.pdf
POTTER Harriet Brown obit 1915.pdf

OBIT -
WAS BURIED FRIDAY - John Geddings Brown Laid to Rest in Prophetstown
John Geddings Brown, who was buried in Prophetstown Friday was born in West Ohben, Susquehanna Co., **hospital in Hastings, Neb. Jan. 8, 1916. He came to Illinois when nine years of age with his parents and settled on a farm where he lived for a great may years when he went to Nebraska. He was married to Miss Ruth Miller,Jan. 3, 1877, and to the union were born eight children all of whom survive him. He also leaves five brothers i different parts of the United States. For a number of years Mr. Brown has been afflicted and finally became so bad that he was cared fro in a hospital. He left one brother in Prophetstown, S. L. Brown.[Sterling Gazette, Sterling, IL, Jan. 22, 1916]

Gazette, Sterling, IL Feb. 7, 1916
Mrs. Ruth Brown, who came here from Pekin, Ill., to bury her husband, John Brown, about a week ago, was *** passenger home Friday morning and on the way will stop at Somonauk for a week when she will resume her journey to Pekin.
[Gazette, Sterling, IL, Feb. 7, 1916]

Sterling Gazette
Nov. 27, 1915, 8;5

FUNERAL SERVICES of Mrs. D.C. Potter Will be Held Sunday at 12 O'clock
Mrs. De Witt C. Potter passed away Friday, November 26, a the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jones, 706 West Eighth Street, after a lingering illness.

Harriet M. Brown was born June 3, 1848, at West Auborn, Pa. In April 1859, she came with her parents to Prophetstown. On October 8, 1863, she was united in marriage to De Witt Clinton Potter of Lyndon. They lived near Propehtstown for a few years, then went to Panama, Iowa, where they resided until fifteen years ago, when they came back to Propehtstown on the old homestead.

The last year was spent in Sterling with her daughter, Mrs. Jones, with whom she and her husband have made their home the past six years.

She leaves to mourn her death her aged husband and the following children: Henry Potter of Panama, Ia.' Mrs. Alice Lane of Lyndon; Mrs. Hannah Sivenning of Prophetstown; Mrs. Gertrude Jones of the city; Mrs. Georgia Degnan of Rock Falls; also six brothers, eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. One sister preceded her to the Great Beyond three years ago.

She became a member of the M. E. church of Lyndon when she was twelve years old and was a faithful worker of the church the remainder of her life.

The funeral services will be held Sunday at 12 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Jones, 706 West Eighth Street. The remains will be taken to Lyndon for burial.

Still trying to find out Henry's parents' names. Any help would be appreciated! ~ Denise

Last Edited by on Sep 08, 2010 8:03 AM
Denise
585 posts
Sep 08, 2010
8:09 AM
I could not find an obit for Henry or Hanah. Waiting to hear from sexton of Riverside Cemetery to find their graves. Will also check Lyndon Cemetery.
From Riverside Cemetery

Last Edited by on Sep 19, 2010 7:31 PM
Denise
586 posts
Sep 19, 2010
7:33 PM
I heard from Jim Casson and found the headstones. I'll check the Tampico Tornado and see if we have an obit. The Gazette did not have anything.
RonB
1 post
Oct 02, 2011
1:09 PM
I am related to Henry Brown. I contacted the susquahanna historical society earlier this year for information about Henry Brown Born in Auburn township in 1812. They have information that Henry Browns mother was Judith Dalton. The father is unknown at this time.They sent me several documents that state the Judith also married a Lucius Robinson from a couple of townships away. They also sent me a letter sent in by another Brown researching the family that told about a family legend. The story goes that Judith Dalton was pregnent by were employer. Upon learning of the pregnancy JUdith was terminated. Sometime before the baby was born Judith met Henrich Braun and apparently married him. It does not say anymore about Henrich Braun but Judith later marries Lucius Robinson. Please email me at jdr-online @comcast.net for more information.
Denise
787 posts
Oct 02, 2011
2:54 PM
Ron - I emailed Kathy who was the person requesting the information. I gave her a link to this thread as well as your email. Let me know if you connect. Thanks.


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