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General Goshen County Queries



Submitter: Lois
Surname: Many
Email: LEHEINE@aol.com
Date: 12 Nov 1999  

Query

I have found at a garage sale, many pictures, newspapers from 1920 on, much memoriabellia from Goshen Co., Chinok year book, a list of armed forces people from the co from 1942. Anybody interested? Let me know ASAP!


Submitter: sharon hebl
Surname: soldiers looking for wives
Email: heblf@uwstout.edu
Date: 5/24/99  

Query

My great great grandmother Anna McCabe Sullivan, a young widow, traveled on the Oregon Trail just before or during 1870 with a group of other women because she heard men out west were looking for wives... A man named Charles Ellison was a soldier at Fort Bridger until Feb. of 1870. The two met someplace..... and married in Oct at Fort Fred Steele just after he re-enlisted.

I am writing a book about her life and I am looking for information on -how men advertised they were looking for wives... -where the two above individuals met. -if either one might be mentioned in the Fort Laramie area in the 1870 Census. ( I have not found them at Fort Fred Steele or Fort Bridger). I am sure there is a link somewhere.

Do you know anyone who could help me? Sharon Hebl heblf@uwstout.edu


County: Goshen County, WY
Submitter: Shaffer
Surname:
Email: sharieileen@hotmail.com
Date: 3/25/99  

Query

I would like to know some history on TORRINGTON. Who were some of the first families here, what brought them here? When was TORRINGTON officially a town? Any other related information would be very beneficial.


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Submitter: Lorrie Bess
Surname: AHRENKIEL
Email: 4yoyo@gte.net
Date: 19 Jul 1998  

Query

Leo Ahrenkiel was my grandfather. I have very little information on him and his family. What I do know is that he registered for the WWI Draft in Goshen Co. He was born April 28, 1889 in Goodel, Iowa. He had two sisters, Louise (married Johnson) and Ina (married Smith) and a brother Julius. His parents were possibly John Ahrenkiel and Mary Nelson. Family was originally from Denmark. I am interested in ancestors and descendants alike.


Submitter: Kathy Gold
Surname: ALTERGOTT
Email: Kmurray669@aol.com
Date: 5/12/99  

Query

George Altergott b. December 29, 1881 in Russia d. July 17, 1932 in Torrington, Wyo. buried in Valley View Cemetery. Obit states he worked at the Floyd Kelly farm on Cherry Creek His wife: Eva Katherine Stoll b. January 4, 1884 in Russia d. April 3, 1976 in Mitchell, Nebraska buried in Valley View Cemetery After his death she married Conrad Roh and moved to Montana. George and Eva had 12 children. Any help would be deeply appreciated. Thank You


Submitter: Kathy Gold
Surname: ALTERGOTT
Email: Kmurray669@aol.com
Date: 6/22/99  

Query

"I have ALTERGOTT lines in Torrington, Wyoming. Searching for information on my g grandfather, George ALTERGOTT, b 1878 in Russia, d 1932 in Torrington, Wyo; m. Eva Stoll. Is anyone researching these families? Am looking for descendants as well as ancestors."


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Submitter: Rodney Barkell
Surname: BARKELL
Email: stormcrw@gateway.net
Date: 6/21/99  

Query

My father William R. Barkell was born in Torrington,WY 9/9/28 to Sylvia and Ralph Barkell. They had two other children, a boy Terry and a daughter nicknamed Mike. The family later moved to California. I am searching for ancestors and relatives that may have information on the family.


Submitter: Gary Speck
Surname: BEATTY
Email: GTUSA@aol.com
Date:  5/21/99

Query

Looking for John W. BEATTY, of Torrington, Goshen Co. I have a copy of the obituary for his brother Fred. (Fred died Sept 1947 in Pueblo CO) It mentions brother John W. BEATTY of Torrington. John was born July 1882 in Ringgold Co., IA (Tingley?). John was the 4th child of George W BEATY and Carolyn WESTBROOK. (Fred, Nellie May, Grace B, and John W.) In 1904, the family moved from Tingley IA to Loveland CO. John married & moved to Torrington sometime after 1908.

Any help on him, or his descendents/ancestors?

His sister Nellie was my great grandmother.

Gary Speck


Submitter: Tanna Click
Surname: BILYUE
Email: starrla460@hotmail.com
Date: 05 Sep 1998  

Query

Looking for the family of Marcus Marion BILYUE. He and his wife Margaret BEALS BILYUE left Blair NE about 1920 and brought their family to Torrington WY. Marcus was an Elder in the RLDS church and came here to start a new branch of the church. Marcus and margaret's are Floyd M., Florence E., Marcus Alfred, Cora E., Ruth L, Margaret Alice, Charles Russell, Ethyl May, and Lyle. All the children but, Lyle were born in NE, Lyle was born in WY. Any info on this family would be a great help. Thanks in advance.


County: Goshen County, WY
Submitter: Mary E. Hunt
Surname: JOHNSON / BRICKER / NEWMAN
Email: m7dhunt@aol.com
Date: 2/27/99  

Query

looking for my fathers relatives Roy Johnson Pinebluffs/Burns1918-1920 MattieLou Bricker Cheyenne 1934 Lestie Newman Pinebluff/Cheyenne 1918-1934. Byron Johnson Cheyenne father was Clyde (Nick) of La Grange,Hawk Springs and Yoder 1912-1960


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Submitter: Sue McKee
Surname: CALDERWOOD
Email: suemac@theriver.com
Date: 13 Dec 1999  

Query

Trying to find HOWARD CALDERWOOD b:abt 1880 in Illinois. Last known to be cowboy in Wyoming. Family lived in nearby Scotts Bluff Co, NE. Howard died abt 1930. His sister Eva received Flag upon his death so I assume Howard was in the service and Eva may have been his only next of kin. Also trying to find Howards mother Susan Marie Campbell Calderwood who died on the trip from MO to Nebraska/Wyoming. Thanks, Sue


Submitter: Beverly Chamberlain Dickinson
Surname: CHAMBERLAIN / GRIFFIN
Email: NellKairns@aol.com
Date: 29 Oct 1998  

Query

My gr-gr-grandfather David GRIFFIN died in Phillips, WY in 1890s.  His wife Elizabeth (ANDREWS)GRIFFIN returned to IN to live with their dau Caroline(GRIFFIN)CHAMBERLAIN.  Caroline's son Earl moved to LaGrange, Goshen, WY where he lived with his uncle, James GRIFFIN.  Where was Phillips?  Would like contact with descendents of David & Elizabeth GRIFFIN.
Beverly Chamberlain Dickinson
1734 South Talbott Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225-1759
e-mail
NellKairns@aol.com


Submitter: Billie M. Goldwire
Surname: COCKCROFT, ELLIOTT, MCRORY
Email: BGoldwire@aol.com
Date: 08 Aug 1998  

Query

Need obit and burial site for MARY ANN (MCRORY) ELLIOTT COCKCROFT; b. Eng (date unknown), d. Sept. 1884, Ft. Laramie, WY; m. 20 Sept. 1871, Omaha, NE, JOHN HOLMES COCKCROFT. She may have remarried after her separation from MR COCKCROFT. He removed her two children, JOHN HOLMES COCKCROFT and MARY LOUISE COCKCROFT from her care about 1877/78.Any help locating her burial site would be appreciated.


Submitter: Diane
Surname: CONNER
Email: Diane_Brent@hotmail.com
Date: 4/28/99  

Query

I am looking for more information on Charles Henry Conner who married Francis Pierce then Josephine Frederick. Charles died 3-2-1953 in Torrington, Goshen Co, Wy. His sone Charles Jr. died in Platte Co, Wy in 1936. Daughter Margaret married approx. 4 times still believe shes is living in Wy. or Washington. 3 other children I believe are still living in Platee Co, Wy. Willing to share info.


Submitter: Carol Thornton
Surname: CRESS, DANNALS
Email: Brimgen45@aol.com
Date: 4/7/99  

Query

Researching the CRESS and DANNALS families in Goshen Co. by the late 1800s. Believe they moved from Beaver Co. PA. Will be glad to share information. Please mail any information to Linda True 25843 S 605 RD, Grove, OK 74344-7770.

Thank you Carol


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Submitter: Carol Thornton
Surname: CRESS, DANNALS
Email: Brimgen45@aol.com
Date: 4/7/99  

Query

Researching the CRESS and DANNALS families in Goshen Co. by the late 1800s. Believe they moved from Beaver Co. PA. Will be glad to share information. Please mail any information to Linda True 25843 S 605 RD, Grove, OK 74344-7770.

Thank you Carol


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Submitter: Billie M. Goldwire
Surname: COCKCROFT, ELLIOTT, MCRORY
Email: BGoldwire@aol.com
Date: 08 Aug 1998  

Query

Need obit and burial site for MARY ANN (MCRORY) ELLIOTT COCKCROFT; b. Eng (date unknown), d. Sept. 1884, Ft. Laramie, WY; m. 20 Sept. 1871, Omaha, NE, JOHN HOLMES COCKCROFT. She may have remarried after her separation from MR COCKCROFT. He removed her two children, JOHN HOLMES COCKCROFT and MARY LOUISE COCKCROFT from her care about 1877/78.Any help locating her burial site would be appreciated.


Submitter: sharon hebl
Surname: anna mccabe SULLIVAN (ELLISON)
Email: heblf@uwstout.edu
Date: 5/24/99  

Query

About 1870 my great,great grandmother traveled on the Oregon Trail with a group of other women because she heard men out west were looking for wives.(She ended up marrying a soldier a month after he enlisted at fort fred steele Wy in Oct. 1870.) I believe she may have met him at Fort Laramie. Has anyone heard about men looking for wives there?

Does anyone have access to the 1870 Census to see if either Anna McCabe Sullivan or Charles Ellison are listed at Fort Laramie or area?

Thanks


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Submitter: Beverly Chamberlain Dickinson
Surname: CHAMBERLAIN / GRIFFIN
Email: NellKairns@aol.com
Date: 29 Oct 1998  

Query

My gr-gr-grandfather David GRIFFIN died in Phillips, WY in 1890s.  His wife Elizabeth (ANDREWS)GRIFFIN returned to IN to live with their dau Caroline(GRIFFIN)CHAMBERLAIN.  Caroline's son Earl moved to LaGrange, Goshen, WY where he lived with his uncle, James GRIFFIN.  Where was Phillips?  Would like contact with descendents of David & Elizabeth GRIFFIN.
Beverly Chamberlain Dickinson
1734 South Talbott Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225-1759
e-mail
NellKairns@aol.com


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Submitter: Nell Roberts
Surname: HATTAN
Email: nrroberts@oregontrail.net
Date: 30 Nov 1999  

Query

I am looking for any information, birth, marriage, death, or burial for Lyman Morton HATTAN and his wife Ada Mae THAYER married HATTAN.

Children: Mary Ellen 1906 Richard Marion 1908 Fred Eugene 1910 Marjorie Aurilla 1912 Lyman Lee 1914 Edith Mae 1916

I believe that Lyman Morton HATTAN died in 1932 and may be buried in Lingle, Wyoming.

I believe that Ada Mae THAYER HATTAN died in 1920 and may be buried in Lingle, Wyoming.

If anyone would like to share information or do any lookups for this family, I sure would appreciate the help.

Thanks Nell


Submitter: Frank D. Heckart
Surname: HECKART
Email: fdhmjh@aol.com
Date: 06 Nov 1999  

Query

I am seeking information on a George E. and wife Margaret (Walker)Heckart and their descendants. They were known to be in Coshen County around Lingle during the late 1800's to early 1900's. They are said to be buried in Wyncote (?). Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Frank D. Heckart Iowa Clan fdhmjh@aol.com


Submitter: Frank
Surname: HECKART
Email: fdhmjh@aol.com
Date: 29 Oct 1999  

Query

Seeking information on George E. HECKART, died in Lingle, Goshen Co., Wy. in 1916 and is buried there. His wife was Martgaret WALKER who returned to her home in Nebraska. Any information would be appreciated.


Submitter: Renee
Surname: HERDT
Email: rherdt1966@aol.com
Date: 06 Oct 1999  

Query

We are searching for any relatives of David HERDT and Sara Eisenbarth HERDT. My husband is David's son. David died in 1978 in Caldwell,Idaho but was raised around Mcgrew Nebraska and Torrington. They were married in Torrington. We would like to make contact with anyone related to us.


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County: Goshen County, WY
Submitter: Mary E. Hunt
Surname: JOHNSON / BRICKER / NEWMAN
Email: m7dhunt@aol
Date: 2/27/99  

Query

looking for my fathers relatives Roy Johnson Pinebluffs/Burns1918-1920 MattieLou Bricker Cheyenne 1934 Lestie Newman Pinebluff/Cheyenne 1918-1934. Byron Johnson Cheyenne father was Clyde (Nick) of La Grange,Hawk Springs and Yoder 1912-1960


Submitter: RJH
Surname: JOHNSON
Email: RJH@ZiaNet.com
Date: 1/18/99  

Query

Am looking for more details on the death of my uncle, August Leroy Johnson who was killed in a plane crash (small plane) in Goshen County, WY on 21 September 1947. Would be interested in which official dept's would have any additional information (county, city, etc.). The information I have is that the crash was in La Grange, Goshen County. Please contact me at e-mail address: RJH@ZiaNet.com


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County: Goshen County, WY
Submitter: Kathy Coe
Surname: KELLY / KELLEY
Email: kcoe99@yahoo.com
Date: 05 Jan 2000  

Query

Looking for the Richard Kelly family. They were listed in the 1920 State Census at Iowa Center Pricinct, Goshen County Wy. The wife is Cova Pribble Kelly who may have died in 1933 possibly in Chugwater. I am looking for her gravesite and possible descendants.Thanks. K.Coe


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Submitter: Don Lee
Surname: LEE
Email: dlee535747@aol.com
Date: 5/13/99  

Query

I'm searching for the burial site of Sam Lee, born 26 Aug. 1873 in Marion Center, Kansas. He may have died in Goshen County. Please e-mail me at dlee535747@aol.com if you know anything about Sam. Don Lee


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Submitter: Billie M. Goldwire
Surname: COCKCROFT, ELLIOTT, MCRORY
Email: BGoldwire@aol.com
Date: 08 Aug 1998  

Query

Need obit and burial site for MARY ANN (MCRORY) ELLIOTT COCKCROFT; b. Eng (date unknown), d. Sept. 1884, Ft. Laramie, WY; m. 20 Sept. 1871, Omaha, NE, JOHN HOLMES COCKCROFT. She may have remarried after her separation from MR COCKCROFT. He removed her two children, JOHN HOLMES COCKCROFT and MARY LOUISE COCKCROFT from her care about 1877/78.Any help locating her burial site would be appreciated.


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County: Goshen County, WY
Submitter: Mary E. Hunt
Surname: JOHNSON / BRICKER / NEWMAN
Email: m7dhunt@aol
Date: 2/27/99  

Query

looking for my fathers relatives Roy Johnson Pinebluffs/Burns1918-1920 MattieLou Bricker Cheyenne 1934 Lestie Newman Pinebluff/Cheyenne 1918-1934. Byron Johnson Cheyenne father was Clyde (Nick) of La Grange,Hawk Springs and Yoder 1912-1960


Submitter: Jack Nida
Surname: NIDA
Email: RJNIDA@ix.netcom.com
Date: 1/9/99  

Query

I have extensive family info and willing to exchange data with others researching the same family. Especially interested in adding new information to my book, The Family von Nida - From Germany to America- 1262-1998 which will be published in Mar of this year. Jack Nida Jonesboro, GA


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Submitter: VICKIE THORDSEN
Surname: OLIVER
Email: Vicky Thordsen
Date: 1/28/99  

Query

I would like any information on any of the OLIVERS that are from Goshen Cty. some names are are Ray D.Oliver died 07-14-1961 in Ft. Laramie was married to Gertrude Merritt, Arthur P. OLIVER (my g-great grandfather) died in Torrington on 07-10-1961 married to Mary SNELL thier children are(were) Merytle, Mary, Jane, Faye (Eunice), Lois, William, Jack (my grandfather) Harold & Linvle. I know Jack's family but not much of his siblings. Can anyone help?


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Submitter: Kelly
Surname: REID
Email: KWeiss4471@aol.com
Date: 3/10/99  

Query

Hi, Im looking for any info on Dorothy REID, b. 1899, d. 1967, who married an ASHBROOK. They had a daughter Susan Bond Ashbrook, and later divorced (?). Dorothy had a sister named Peggy. Any info on Dorothy's parents or the Ashbrook that she married would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Kelly


Submitter: Stewart Monroe
Surname: RICHARD
Email: sands@thegrid.net
Date: 25 Sep 1998  

Query

Does anyone have information on JOHN F. X. RICHARD who had a trading post near Fort Laramie in 1845-46? I know he and his brothers came from St. Charles, Missouri and were sons of Jean Francoise Xavier Richard and Rosalie Cote.


Submitter: Kathy Summers Hutchens
Surname: Cornelia Amanda Willey ROWLAND
Email: hutch3@wichita.infi.net
Date: 8/1/99  

Query

I am looking for information on Cornelia Amanda Willey Rowland who died at Ft. Laramie, WY 18 April 1937. She was the widow of Nicholas Judson Rowland who died in Nebraska . She was born 15 December 1842 in Lancaster, IL


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Submitter: Sharon (Scriven) Iwanick
Surname: SCRIVEN
Email: smi754@aol.com
Date: 8/6/99  

Query

Looking for any information on my ggf, Milo David SCRIVEN, b.1856, ILL, d. 1931, bur. Torrington, Goshen Co., WY. Children: Gertrude, Ira, Dewitt, Hazel Freda. He came from Jefferson Co., NE and 1920 census was in Goshen, Goshen Co., WY. Milo's brother George Henderson SCRIVEN, d. 1951 and bur. in Valley View Cem. in Torrington, Goshen Co., WY.


Submitter: Carla Porath
Surname: SECHLER
Email: twwheel@cyberhighway.net
Date: 07 Jan 2000  

Query

I am looking for information on how to locate vital records for person born at Ft. Laramine, Goshen Co., Wy. The date was Feb. 25-1872. Her name was Elizabeth Sechler. Her father was John Y. Sechler (Arkansas John) and mother was Indian woman. Mary Six Fingers and Mary Shields are two of the names I have for the mother.

Any advice please email me. Thank you.


Submitter: Cindy Douglas
Surname: WALKER / SHIELDS
Email: cdouglas@telebyte.com
Date: 20 Jan 2000  

Query

Looking for information on WALKER / SHIELDS families that lived in Torrington, Goshen Co. Gordon WALKER was born September 9, 1920 in Torrington. His parents were Ida Mae SHIELDS Walker and Clarence WALKER. Any type of information pertaining to these surnames would be very appreciated! Thanks, Cindy


Submitter: Louis E. Russ
Surname: SISHC
Email: leruss@netcommander.com
Date: 19 Dec 1999  

Query

Looking for information reguarding Juluis Sishc a resident of Goshen County and of Torrington, Wyoming. He is known to be an inventor and metal worker in Torrington. Juluis ran away from home, Kentucky, and ended up in Wyoming.


Submitter: sharon hebl
Surname: anna mccabe SULLIVAN (ELLISON)
Email: heblf@uwstout.edu
Date: 5/24/99  

Query

About 1870 my great,great grandmother traveled on the Oregon Trail with a group of other women because she heard men out west were looking for wives.(She ended up marrying a soldier a month after he enlisted at fort fred steele Wy in Oct. 1870.) I believe she may have met him at Fort Laramie. Has anyone heard about men looking for wives there?

Does anyone have access to the 1870 Census to see if either Anna McCabe Sullivan or Charles Ellison are listed at Fort Laramie or area?

Thanks


Submitter: Robert Sutherland-Wedding
Surname: SUTHERLAND
Email: RSuthWed1@aol.com
Date: 18 Nov 1999  

Query

Looking for descendants of Raymond and Sara Sutherland of Torrington. Children were Russell, Ralph and Kenneth. I have information on the Sutherlands back to the immigrant ancestor and would like to share it with all cousins.


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Submitter: Kathy Todd
Surname: TODD
Email: katyo10583@aol.com
Date: 04 Nov 1999  

Query

Does anyone have a cemetery list of who is buried in the Torrington Cemetery?


Submitter: Kathy Todd
Surname: TODD
Email: katyo10583@aol.com
Date: 12 Oct 1999  

Query

I am trying to find a death date for a George Harrison TODD ( Harry TODD) born 5 Dec 1887 He was still alive in 1942. He died in a trailer fire in Torrington Wy. Can anyone help.



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Submitter: Cindy Douglas
Surname: WALKER / SHIELDS
Email: cdouglas@telebyte.com
Date: 20 Jan 2000  

Query

Looking for information on WALKER / SHIELDS families that lived in Torrington, Goshen Co. Gordon WALKER was born September 9, 1920 in Torrington. His parents were Ida Mae SHIELDS Walker and Clarence WALKER. Any type of information pertaining to these surnames would be very appreciated! Thanks, Cindy


Submitter: Cynthia Bidney
Surname: Cynthia WALKER
Email: bidneys@pe.net
Date: 5/3/99  

Query

I am looking for Walker, Batman, family. My grand father was Dwight Walker. I only know the names of LouEmma Batman and Catel Batman who would be my grand mother and greatgrandmother. I believe the Batmans came from MO.


Submitter: Dick White
Surname: WHITE
Email: djwhite@azstarnet.com
Date: 3/27/99  

Query

Searching for information about THomas White and Family. Moved Torrington from Richardson, Nebraska after 1910. Thomas died in Torrington in 1936. Sons Elmer and Vincent also lived in the Torrington area.


Submitter: Janet Willard Randall
Surname: WILLARD
Email: grandal@cyberport.net
Date: 2/9/99  

Query

I am looking for any information on a Charles F. Willard. He died in Omaha but was burried in Torrington. Any information on the Willard's would be very much apreciated.


Submitter: T. Dan Wollam
Surname: WOLLAM
Email: tdanlk@gte.net
Date: 07 Aug 1998  

Query

Searching for obituary or other confirmation of the death of Frances (Cook) WOLLAM in Torrington, Goshen co., WY, on 4 July 1937. I believe she was staying with her daughter, Amelda (Wollam) TEETERS at the time of her death. Any information on the WOLLAM or TEETERS family would be appreciated.


Submitter: Bryan Woodcock
Surname: WOODCOCK
Email: bryanwoodcock@hotmail.com
Date: 7/31/99  

Query

Looking for the descendants of the Woodcocks who lived in Ft. Laramie in the early 1900's. Any info on the Woodcock family would be appreciated.


 
 
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