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Denise
184 posts
Apr 06, 2005
11:17 AM
The following was posted in our guest book. I am repositioning it here on the message board. Can anyone help Rodney?

WAS RAISEDIN TAMPICO, AND HAVE MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF MY CHILDHOOD THERE .A PART OF ME WILL ALWAYS BE IN TAMPICO. I OFTEN WONDER WHERE MANY OF MY OLD CHILDHOOD FRIENDS FROM TAMPICO ARE TODAY AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING.HERE IS JUST A SHORT LIST OF MY MANY FRIENDS AND CLASSMATES FROM TAMPICO.GARY MUSCHE, ALAN ROSENOW (WHO I SAIDLY HEARD PASSED AWAY A SHORT TIME AGO).JEANIE ROCKO,GREG,CHUCK AND PAUL ADAMS, JOE SCHMIT,MARK WETZEL,HENRY RICHMOND.TIM MARX. MOST ALL OF THESE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1969.I WOULD APPERCIATE ANY INFORMATION YOU COULD GIVE ME ON THOSE PEOPLE OR ANYONE ELSE FROM THAT CLASS OR AGE GROUP.AS FOR MY SELF I AM A BUILDING MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR FOR A SCHOOL CORPORATION. IN WARSAW INDIANA. IHAVE BEEN DIVORCED FOR 22 YEARS AND AM DUE TO BE MARRIED IN TWO DAYS FROM NOW (4/7/05). THANK YOU ROD GRAHAM 5562 N.WILLOW AVE. COLUMBIA CITY,IN.46725

Posted by RODNEY K. GRAHAM on April 5, 2005

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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society

Last Edited by Administrator on Apr 06, 2005 11:18 AM
Les
Guest
Apr 06, 2005
5:54 PM
Rodney,
I don't have (at least at this time) have any information regarding your list of "where are they now;" however, I find it interesting you live in Warsaw, IN - a place where Eliza CARTWRIGHT was born December 20, 1852 to Mears and Sarah nee FLESHMAN CARTWRIGHT. It appears Sarah and Eliza moved to Whiteside and Bureau Co., area where Eliza married Emmit HOGEBOOM and Sarah married Richard DEAN. So, the unsolved question is, "Where is Mears?" It would be great if you could search out the life and times of the CARTWRIGHT family during their Warsaw (Prairie Township, IN years - especially if you can locate Mears.
Thanks,
Les
Anonymous
Guest
Apr 11, 2005
8:15 PM
LES---I WILL SEE IF I CAN COME UP WITH ANY INFO. ON THE CARTWRIGHT CLAN AND POSSIBLE A GRAVE SITE OF MEARS OR IF THERE ARE ANY LIVING RELATIVES.SINCE I WORK FOR THE WARSAW SCHOOL CORP.I COULD POSSIBLE HAVE A GOOD SOURCE.ALTHOUGH I DON'T LIVE IN WARSAW,I LIVE ON A LAKE(SHRINER LAKE) ABOUT TEN MILES NORTH OF COLUMBIA CITY IN.IT IS ABOUT TWENTY FIVE MILES WEST OF FORT WAYNE AND ABOUT TWENTY FIVE MILES EAST OF WARSAW,BUT NEEDLESS TO SAY I AM IN WARSAW AT LEAST FIVE TIMES A WEEK.I WILL SEE WHAT I CAN FIND OUT FOR YOU.IN THE MEAN TIME SEE IF YOU CAN FIND ANY PEOPLE IN THE TAMPICO,ROCK FALLS,STERLING AREA WHO REMEMBER ME. E-MAIL ADDRESSES ETC.

THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY,
ROD GRAHAM
Administrator
Denise
193 posts
Apr 30, 2005
1:36 AM
to rodney graham: here are some of your classmates and where and what they are doing. gary musche- lives on buell road , south of roci falls. jeanie rocko - lives in normal , il. paul adams - live just north of the tampico post office. greg adams - lives on rt. 40, just south of rock falls, il. mark wetzel - lives west of tampico and farms. pam doty - lives in warrensberg, il. husband farms. julie bradley - lives in walnut,il. her and her husband run a plumbing business. larry greenwood - had his own semi and farms. lives just west of thomas, il. karl kaiser - minister of the tampico baptist church. lives in tampico. pat mccormick - i think lives in the chicago area. bridget newman - married stan loudenburg, farms near prophetstown, il brenda nielsen - lives north and east of yorktown, il. art oldham - farms near thomas, il. rick palmer - lawyer in sterling il. john pierceson - farms and runs pierceson trucking. lives near tampico. barbara schaffer - married kelvin anderson and lives two miles north of thomas, il. ed staelens - works at radio shack in sterling , il. lives in tampico i believe. mark wetzell - farms west of tampico,il. that is all i can come up with for now.

Posted by bob johnson on April 29, 2005
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Anonymous
Guest
May 05, 2005
8:30 PM
TO BOB JOHNSON---THANKS SO MUCH FOR UPDATING ME ON SOME OF MY OLD CLASSMATES AND FRIENDS IN AND AROUND TAMPICO.ANYTIME YOU COULD SEND ME ANY MORE INFO. ON ANY MORE PEOPLE IN AND AROUND TAMPICO WHO REMEMBER ME PLEASE DO SO. YOU COULD EVEN GIVE THEM THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS.I HAVE SUCH GOOD MEMORIES OF GROWING UP IN TAMPICO.SUCH AS GOING FISHING OUT AT THE CANAL , PLAYING IN BOOTH AND RAILROAD PARKS ,PLAYING POOL IN THE POOL HALL DOWNTOWN.EVEN THOUGH MY FAMILY MOVED TO FORT WAYNE IN. IN 1962 I STILL SPENT ALOT OF MY SUMMERS IN TAMPICO THROUGH EVEN MY TEENAGE YEARS WITH MY GRANDPARENTS TOM AND NELL OSBOURNE WHO LIVED NEXT TO THE BAPTIST CHURCH WHICH IS WHERE I ATTENDED CHURCH WITH CARL KAISER.I DO STILL HAVE SOME CONNECTIONS WITH THE AREA. MY AUNT EILEEN DAVIS NEILSEN LIVES IN STERLING AND COUSINS PAUL DAVIS AND MARY CHRIST LIVE IN ROCKFALLS.I HAVE ALSO HEARD THAT BOBBY HUNTER DIED ABOUT A YEAR AGO AND THAT BIG DICK JOHNSON JUST RECENTLY DIED. GARY MUCHE AND ALAN ROSENOW WERE PROBABLE MY TO CLOSES FRIENDS IN TAMPICO,BUT I ALSO REMEMBER MANY OTHER FAMILIES THERE. THANKS AGAIN BOB AND KEEP ME IN TOUCH.IF AND WHEN YOU SEE CARL KAISER PLEASE GIVE HIM MY NAME AND THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS. YOUR NAME DON'T RING A BELL BUT I WOULD ALSO ENJOY HEARING A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.THE NEXT TIME I HERE FROM YOU I WILL THOUGH SOMEMORE NAMES AT YOU. ----ROD GRAHAM
bob johnson
Guest
May 06, 2005
4:42 PM
rod graham,
you didn't leave your email address for me, please do it when you can. you would not remember me , as i went to manlius high school. graduated in 1961. i remember goob's pool hall and later jim kirst ran one. my sister taught at tampico, she was janice cooper. i don't know if you would know her or not. well, i will try to give you email adress to carl and a few others, when i can get it.
thanks,
bob johnson
Administrator
Denise
196 posts
May 11, 2005
6:43 AM
Rodney! You need to give us your email address! If you do not want to post it, then email me so I can contact you.
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
Anonymous
Guest
May 18, 2005
8:23 PM
BOB , YOU REFRESHED ALOT OF FOND MEMORIES . I REMEMBER THE POOL HALLS AND SPENT MANY HOURS IN THEM. ALSO THE KIRST FAMILY, JIM HAD TWO BROTHERS HERB AND ART. ART HAD A SON NAMED JUNIOR WHO I THINK IS STILL IN THE AREA. AND PROBABLE THE BIGGEST SUPRISE OF ALL FOR YOU IS THAT JANICE COPPER WAS MY FORTH GRADE TEACHER!! SHE ALSO ATTENDED TAMPICO BAPTIST CHURCH AS MY FAMILY DID. I KNOW SHE DIED OF CANCER MANY YEARS AGO AT AN EARLY AGE. I GIVE YOU MY VERY BELATED CONDOLENSES. MY E-MAIL AT HOME HAS BEEN INTERRUPTED. SO PLEASE!! KEEP IN TOUCH WITH ME THROUGH THIS MESSAGE BOARD.AS SOON AS I AM BACK ON LINE AT HOME I WILL LET YOU KNOW.THANKS AGAIN, ROD GRAHAM 5562 N. WILLOW AVE. COLUMBIA CITY IN. 46725
Anonymous
Guest
May 23, 2005
9:53 PM
For future reference for all, contact your High School or College Alumni Associations. They often have all the current info concerning you and others withwhom you want to renew old friendships.


I've had mine contact me for someone who was trying to find me and then asked permission to give out my phone number to that person. They also have a directory that can be purchased as well.
Administrator
Denise
211 posts
May 24, 2005
10:32 AM
In response to "Anonymous" - As a general rule, that is good info. However, Tampico High School Alumni Assoc. does not follow anyone that has graduated fewer than 25 years ago. Your best bet for finding Tampico HS buddies is this web site. Great people like Bob Johnson go the extra mile to "fill in the blanks." Also, Les has suggested the Classmates.com
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
bob johnson
Guest
May 28, 2005
11:50 AM
there was a lewis cartright, that lived on the east end of thomas, fairfield township.this was around the 1900s. that was before my time tho! he set aside 3/4 of an acre for the thomas area cemetary, this is about 1 mile east of thomas.
Administrator
Denise
217 posts
May 30, 2005
4:35 AM
To Rodney Graham,
I received the following email for you:

Hi!

My name is Joe Schmitt from Rock Falls and I grew up with Rodney in Tampico. I only lived a couple of houses from him. My e-mail address is jsfromrf@insightbb.com. I see his cousin, Paul Davis, about once a year. If Rodney would e-mail me, we can talk about our past.

Thank you,

Joe Schmitt
807 W. 7th Street
Rock Falls, Il. 61071

e-mail: jsfromrf@insightbb.com
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
ROD GRAHAM
Guest
Jun 08, 2005
8:07 PM
HEY JOE,IT'S BEEN ALONG TIME.I HAVE JUST GOTTEN REMARRIED AFTER BEING DIVORCED FOR 23 YEARS. MY FIRST MARRAGE LASTED 10 YEARS. I GUESS I HAVE BEEN SINGLE LONG ENOUGH.I'M 53 YEARS OLD NOW AND HAVE NO KIDS OF MY OWN SO I GUESS I NEED SOMEONE TO GROW OLD WITH.I WAS AT PAUL'S A LITTLE OVER A YEAR AGO AND HE SAID HE HAD SEEN YOU THE VERY DAY WE GOT THERE.KATHY AND I GOT MARRIED APRIL 7TH AND ARE HAVING A BELATED RECEPTION JULY 16TH,SO I'M HOPING PAUL AND SANDY WILL COME OUT FOR THAT. LAST YEAR WAS THE FIRST TIME I HAD BEEN BACK THERE FOR 20 YEARS OR MORE.MY BROTHER CHUCK AND HIS WIFE LINDA WERE ALSO THERE WITH US.I DON'T KNOW IF I'M RIGHT OR NOT BUT IT SEEMS LIKE PAUL SAID YOUR BROTHER JOHN HAD PASSED AWAY? MY MOM IS STILL LIVING AND NOT DOING TO BAD FOR AN 83 YEAR OLD LADY.I HAVE WORKED FOR THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS PRETTY MUCH ALL MY LIFE.IF YOU SEE GARY MUSHIE (SP)TELL HIM TO SEND ME AN E-MAIL ON THIS MESSAGE BOARD.TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY.I DON'T KNOW WHEN MY E-MAIL AT HOME WILL BE UP AND RUNNING,MY HOME IS STILL UNDER ADD ON AND REMODEL CONSTUCTION.PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH WITH ME ON THIS MESSAGE BOARD UNTIL MY P.C. IS UP AND RUNNING.

YOUR OLD FRIEND ROD
Tracy612
3 posts
Aug 30, 2005
9:30 PM
Hi,
My name is Tracy (Pope) Keele and I'm doing the Pope genealogy. Isee in some of your posted your related to Paul Davis. From what I have so far Aaron Pope married Mary wetzel.They had a child named Sadie Elizabeth, who married Lee Davis. they had a girl named myrtle who ,married a Denison and that family is still in Tampico.Sadie had a boy named Arthur which I belive Paul desends from.......I would love to get any information on Arthur if you know anyone that has any. My e-mail is keeles@frontiernet.net....I live in Tampico and would love to find this information.

Last Edited by Tracy612 on Aug 30, 2005 9:31 PM
Anonymous
Guest
Aug 31, 2005
5:19 PM
TRACY--- I INDEED DO HAVE INFO. ON ARTHUR DAVIS HE WAS MY UNCLE. HE MARRIED EILEEN OSBORNE AND FARMED THE OLD DAVIS FARM FOUR MILES NORTH OF TAMPICO UNTIL RETIREMENT IN MID 70'S..? MOVED TO MORRISON IL. UNTIL HIS DEATH AT AGE 70 (MID 80'S..? HIS WIFE EILEEN AGE 85 RE-MARRIED HENRY NEILSEN AGE 92 AND
THEY LIVE IN STERLING IL. SON PAUL DAVIS AND WIFE SANDY LIVE IN ROCK FALLS IL. DAUGHTER MARY MARRIED ROGER CHRIST OF TAMPICO AND ALSO LIVES IN ROCK FALLS. ANOTHER SON RICK RESIDES IN FRANCE. LEE, SADIE, ARTHUR, AND MYRTLE (DENISON) DAVIS ARE ALL BURIED IN TAMPICO CEMETARY. I HOPE THIS IS OF SOME HELP TO YOU.

ROD GRAHAM
5562 N. WILLOW AVE.
COLUMBIA CITY, IN
46725
Anna May King
1 post
Aug 05, 2006
12:32 PM
To Bob Johnson
Bob read your message replay and I noticed you mentioned the name os Stan Loudenburg. I an looking for a member of the family of Meredith Loudenburg. Lily his wife was supposed to have wrote a genealogy report on the King family and was going to have it published. However she died in 2005 and no one in Mercer Co. heard any thing more about it. If you can find out if Stan is related could you email me Fleaqueen2002@Yahoo.com.
bob
1 post
Aug 06, 2006
7:46 AM
to anna may king.
stan is merideth's son, he lives near prophetstown. the loudnburgs have a daughter that lives in hoopole, il. her name is norma meier, i think that she would know more than stan.
thanks,
bob johnson
lmusche
1 post
Sep 01, 2006
8:05 AM
Rodney, You probably don't remember me, but I used to live 2 houses south of you. I came across this website and saw your messages. Where is your brother Chuck? I know he was older and him and I used to play together. Are your parents still alive? Thanks Larry Musche
Debra L. Peterson
57 posts
Sep 03, 2006
7:47 PM
Anna King- My mother and Lily were sisters- Norma & Stan are my cousins- I know Norma has some info- I have some but not as much- If you would like I can contact her for you. Just send an e-mail to me. Deb Peterson
maricole-kirst
1 post
Dec 06, 2007
4:26 PM
this goes out to any one still in tampico. my mom & dad was from there. william (bill ) kirst. and leann kirst( richmond.) my uncle donnie and uncle herb still live there. can anyone tell me how there are all doing? its been YEARS since i have been to tampico. daddy died in 1987 and i think i came there maybe once after that. any info would be great.
thanks,
mari cole (kirst )
palmer
1 post
Apr 05, 2008
6:41 PM
hi i have a picture of hoopole illinois that looks like it was taken when the town was very new dirt roads and her is a note on the back that it was our first house..must have been one of my gt or gt gt grandparents either a palmer or a shook.. or could even be a davis... i know my family lived in tampico later... it was probably in the 1800s however i just love seeing these old pictures our family left for us. i would be happy to send you the picture just for a memory of when your wonderfull town was new... ruth

Last Edited by on Apr 05, 2008 6:45 PM
Denise
199 posts
Apr 05, 2008
7:42 PM
Ruth,
We are always happy to receive photos of the area. Especially if they come with any "history." You can scan and email them to tahs@thewisp.net or snail mail to TAHS, P. O. Box 154, Tampico, IL 61283, Attn: Denise McLoughlin
bb
1 post
May 08, 2008
5:03 PM
I am looking for Kent Pierceson. Anyone know the scoop on him, his grandmother, or his uncle? Also, what ever happened to the accident in one of his trucks in Tampico several years ago?
Denise
234 posts
May 09, 2008
7:38 AM
BB,
You may get a better response if you start a new thread with the surname in the Subject line. That's how the search engines read it......I'll see what I can find, but I will start a new thread for this query, if you don't mind.
Denise
Vaughn Croft
4 posts
May 05, 2012
6:17 PM
does anyone know if Gordon Johnson, Class of 1965 is in the area?
Denise
858 posts
May 06, 2012
7:01 AM
Hi Vaughn,
I don't know for sure if this is your guy:
Gordon Johnson
Associated Names:
Gordon G Johnson
Gordon Glenn Johnson

ADDRESS 1:
7174 Main St
Rockford, IL 61102 (Prior addresses included Dixon, IL)
(815) 968-1277

Possible Roommates / Associates:
Denise Johnson (Age 56)
Gordon Glenn Johnson (Age 64)
R Gordon Johnson (Age 84)
Ricky L Johnson (Age 47)
Tricia Marie Sievers (Age 37)

Hope this is a good connection!
Denise
Denise
860 posts
May 11, 2012
8:46 AM
Vaughn, Bob Johnson thinks that Gordon passed away a few years ago. I'll check the SSDI and re-post.
Denise
Denise
861 posts
May 13, 2012
3:22 PM
Vaughn, He is on Facebook as Gordy Johnson. I will try to contact him and let him know you are asking about him.


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