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Name: Tom Sisco <>
Date: 2014-03-20
Surnames SISCO
I'm looking for a death reference for a Catharine Sisco. She is supposed to have died Nov 29 1897. Her maiden name was Harmon or Marmon. Husbands name Edward.

Name: Amanda Jenkins Smith <>
Date: 2012-08-18
Calloway Co, KY; Eminence, MO; Cape Girardeau, MO
"bootheel of MO"


Name: Fred Allen <>
Date: 2012-05-23
Surnames Marlin
Searching for in on Adam Stewart Marlin and/or family members

Name: Betty Moeller Thompkins <>
Date: 2012-05-06
Surnames Thompkins

Edgar Burwell Thompkins.....He was my paternal Grandfather. I found out from a WWII draft card that he was born in Cape Girardeau, MO, in 1882. I was told that his Parents had a farm there, and were pretty well known. I would like to learn their names and their children's names if possible. Any information at all appreciated.


Name: cindy melton <>
Date: 2012-01-05
Surnames Whitehead
Looking for information on Richard Whitehead,Byrd township

Name: johnnie geraldine neal grammer <>
Date: 2011-11-12
im looking for my greatgrandmother she was lucy ann gaines born in 1838 abt. va. her son was ruben thomas neal born May 5, 1873 born in Mincy Mo.her last husband was unknow neal she was married to a simms beforn that. he was a school. and before that she was a gaines.i not sure were she is buriled at but in mo. and she married unf. neal around 1871 or 1872 she was on 1870 census as simms and on 1880 a widow.
thanks for your help. maby some will help johnnie geraldine neal grammer


Name: Russell Massey <>
Date: 2011-10-28
Surnames MASSEY
Looking for information on AGNEW MASSEY who born abt 1765 He was one of the first pioneers. He a wife and two Children.
The ancient village of St. Ferdinand was located on rising ground on one side of Cold Water, opposite a fertile prairie two miles wide and twelve miles long, running parallel with, and about two or three miles from the Missouri river. This region was known as Florissant or "Fleurisant" long before it received the name of St. Ferdinand or "San Fernando de Florissant," and no doubt was so named because here we can well imagine the wild flowers then bloomed luxuriantly in the open prairie… Fountain a' Biche or Cold Water, however, was called Fernando river (Rio Fernando) by the Spaniards. … The earliest resident in the neighborhood of St. Ferdinad was Nicholas Hebert, dit LeCompte, who lived there in 1765. Hyacinth Deshetre, an Indian interpreter, came over from Cahokia about the same time. Pierre Deveaux (Devot), Joseph Montreaux and Noel Brunet were settlers in 1784, and Jean Baptiste Creeley, Creliz, or Crely, came from Kaskaskia in 1787. He owned a wi!
nd-mill on the Mississippi in 1798. In 1824 Joseph Presse gave evidence before Commissioner Hunt as an "ancient inhabitant." Hezekiah Lard settled in this neighborhood in 1797, and erected a grist and saw-mill, which was in operation in 1799. Trudeau assisted Lard in the construction of his mill by loaning him $200. The United States cantonment, Bellefontaine, was located near his plantation.

Other settlers in the neighborhood of Cold Water were: Elisha Herrington (1796) originally from Tennesse, but came here from Kaskaskia, where he served in the militia, was a mill-wright by trade, and built a mill in 1799 at St. Ferdinand, and had a flour and saw-mill on the Mississippi and Petite riviere St. Roman (or Sandy creek) in St. Charles district, in 1801 at Charboneau; John B. Hart (1797); Morris James in 1797 secured a grant on this stream and the Missouri, and began to farm in 1803; John N. Seely (1800); Guy Seeley (1800); William Patterson (1803), a person of same name in New Madrid district; James James (1804); John Colgin (1799) near the village St. Andre and on Wild Horse creek; Mathew Wichant (1799), a German, on the Missouri near St. Andre; Leonard Farrow (1802) bought Wichant property; David Cole; Nathaniel Porter; William Tardy; Daniel Lyon; John Carpenter; Jonah Henry; all resided near the post of St. Andre. Pascal Cerre and others said that all the spr!
ings in this locality were called "L'eau froid" since 1787.

One of the earliest settlers of Bon Homme district was Richard Caulk, who arrived here in 1796 with his father-in-law, Lawrence Long, and was appointed syndic, acting in this capacity until the country was acquired by the United States, also acting as commandant in the absence of James Mackay. Others who settled here were, Theopolis McKinnon dit McKinney (1796); Jacob Coontz (1797) who resided near the mount of the Bon Homme, at St Ferdinand in 1798, also Marais des Liards and on the Dardenne in St. Charles district; Charles Kyle (1797); John Richardson came to the Spanish possessions in 1787, and lived here in 1797, from Kentucky and was a land speculator; Jesse Richardson (1797) from Kentucky; John Bayse (1797) on Missouri and Bon Homme, and in 1798 on the Mississippi; Lawrence Long (1796)… settled on a grant of 1000 acres including site of Chesterfield, and erected a flour-mill and saw-mill in this neighborhood; James McDonald (1797) of Mondelear, at Bon Homme se!
ttlement on the Missouri, also at Marais des Liards on Louis Honore's claim; William Massey (1797) a Catholic from Kentucky, in 1799 was at Point Labadie on the Missouri, returned to Kentucky to get his family…; Joshua Massey at Marais des Liards, and Agnew Massey in Tywappity Bottom may have been relatives…

In addition… American pioneers… on Maline creek…The first settlers here were Seth and Richard Chitwood (1797), and Isabella Chitwood, widow of John Pound* (1797); John Allen (1798) probably John F. Allen who was a witness for various claimants of land on river des Peres in 1798; James Richardson had a still-house on this creek in 1799. He was one of the earliest American settlers in the St. Louis district; came from Kentucky…settled near Marias des Liards. [*Note: Isabella Chitwood m(1) NC, Thos S Whiteside who d 1795 Cahokia, IL, m(2) Dec 1795 St Clair Co, IL, John BOND, d before 1797, m(3) 1811 St. Louis, MO, Eusebius Hubbard.]

Also a village near the Missouri river, only about three or four miles from St. Ferdinand, was laid out by permission of the lieutenant-governor, Trudeau, by Robert Owens, who had been a resident of the country since 1789, and where, in 1793, Francois Honore and others had first formed a station to protect themselves agains the Indians. Maturin Bouvet, as deputy surveyor, platted the place in 1794. The settlement became known as Marias des Liard," and also as "Village a' Robert." ... A number of Americans opened up isolated farms in this neighborhood.... Thomas Worthington and son seem to have been among the earliest settlers in the village in 1794... Joseph St. Germain first settled here, but in 1796 went to St. Ferdinand...William Belon (1795)..Alexander Clark (1797)...Jonas and John Sparks (1797); John Chambers (1797) from Kaskaskia, originally from Kentucky; William Campbell (1797) on St. Fernando river; Joseph Williams (1797)..Elias Metz (1797) on the Maline; Charles!
King (798) from Kentucky, Timothy Ballew;... Juan Wedsay dit John Whiteside (1799), his widow Phoebe Wallace; Jacob Lentz; Louis Rogers....Joshua Massey (1803) at White Oak Run; Mathew Ramsey; Peter Tamp (1801). Your in this Matter well be come. Russell Massey


Name: Carolyn Bowers <>
Date: 2011-07-17
Surnames Stutzer/Jaeger
Looking for marriage record of Alois Stutzer and Mathilda Jaeger in approx 1867 at Cape Girardeau, MO.

Alois was born in Switzerland and came to the US in 1857. Just before the civil war moved his family to Macon, MO. Oldest known child, Edwin was born in 1869.

Also looking for information on Mathilda's parents Charles & Anna Susanna Jaeger, coming to the US from Hungary in <1849> to Cape Girardeau, MO. They also later moved to Macon and are buried there. Charles died in 1865 and Anna died in 1885.


Name: Pamela Graham <>
Date: 2011-04-20
My great great grandfather was Joseph TICHENOR/TICHENSEN/etc. He was born in KY. He married Martha SANFORD, 25 July 1869 in Stoddard Co. Martha was born 1848 in Castor Twp., Stoddard Co., MO. They had one daughter, Lulu Irene Tichenor born Nov 1871 in Bloofmield, Stoddard Co., MO.

1876 Township 30, Cape Girardeau Co., indicates J T Tichenor, white male betw 21 & 45 years; Martha, white female betw 21 & 45 years; Lulu, under 10 yrs.
Missouri State Census Collection, 1844-1881

Lulu is living with her grandmother Sanford in Castor Twp., Stoddard Co., MO. Family rumor has it that Martha and Joseph died in a fire. I can't find them in the Stoddard Co., Cemetery Book.

Where are Joseph and Martha buried? Who are his parents/ sibling/ ancestors? Tichenors have been my brick wall since the mid 70's! Help!


Name: Carolyn M. Roedel <>
Date: 2011-01-31
My great-uncle. Charles O'Brien, of St. Louis, MO, married Agnes Aydt,Ayot, or something similar, in Cape Girardeau, MO on July 16, 1873 or 1876--not sure of the exact year.

Thank you,

Carolyn Roedel


Name: Gail Stanford <>
Date: 2010-11-23
Surnames Clodfelter, Johnson, Hinkle
I am researching CATHERINE CLODFELTER and her husband,JOHN M. JOHNSON. They are my 3rd great grandparents. I am particularly interested in obtaining information regarding ancestors of CATHERINE CLODFELTER and JOHN M. JOHNSON. CATHERINE CLODFELTER was b. 1814 in Cape Girardeau, MO. She d. 1880 in Sherman, Grayson Co., TX. She married JOHN M. JOHNSON in 1835 in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He was b. in 1808 in North Carolina. They had 7 children all born in Cape Girardeau, Mo. I believe JOHN M. JOHNSON was sheriff of Cape Girardeau, Mo 1837-1842 and d. about 1870. He may have been called Jake.
CATHERINE CLODFELTER JOHNSON was the daughter of JACOB CLODFELTER, SR.(1782-1847) and ELIZABETH HINKLE CLODFELTR (15 Sep 1786 - ?) They are buried in Sides Cemetery in Cape Girardeau,MO. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Name: Lillian Champagne <>
Date: 2010-08-11
Surnames TANNER
Seeking info on James R. Tanner b. abt 1815 possibly in Cape Gerardeau or New Madrid, to Edward Tanner son of Rev. John Tanner, Jr. who died in Cape Gerardeau after abt 1814. They lived there after the New Madrid earthquakes, had moved from New Madrid, and before that were from Kentucky. Rev. Tanner born Virginia.

Name: Kathy Jenkins <>
Date: 2010-08-06
Surnames UHLE; GERAU
Anna (1878)and Charles Gerau were born in Cape. Father's name Andrew Gerau, Mother Martha Uhle. Second Marriage for Andrew. First Produced Sophie Gerau. Martha died in childbirth. Family later moved to St. Louis.

Name: Rosetta Davis JANES <>
Date: 2010-07-05
Andrew Jackson Janes /Jaynes Cape Girardeau Mo middle 1800`s from Adair co.Ky is a cuz of my husband`s father`s grandfather Andrew Jackson Janes b. 1834 in Adair co.Ky died jan 1891 Adair co Ky burried in the Campbell fam cemt for war veterans. I have this fam info along with other kin of Thomas Janes & father David C Janes .in Ky

Name: Karen Eaton-Hinz <>
Date: 2010-04-06
looking for Thomas Martindale & his wife Delila.
lived in Cape during 1850 census.
children William Tumbold - 13 years
Levi Martindale - 3 years
Mary Martindale - 2 years
Thomas born 1823 in So. Carolina
Delila born 1818


Name: Pam Haymes Graham <>
Date: 2010-03-28
Looking for Joseph TISCHNER, TICHENOR, TICHENSEN who married Martha Sanford on 25 Jul 1869 in Stoddard Co., MO. Marriage record list him as Tichensen and her as Sandford.
This couple had a daughter, Lulu Irene, born Nov 1871 in Stoddard CO., MO. She is listed in the 1880 Stoddard Co census as living with her grandmother, Martha Sanford, and her father's birthplace is listed as KY
In 1876, the Missouri State Census Collection,1844-1881, Township 30, Cape Girardeau Co., indicates, J T Tichenor, white male betw 21 & 45 years; Martha, white female betw 21 & 45 years; Lulu, under 10 yrs.
Joseph and Martha supposedly died in a fire around 1878. Where? When? Where are they buried?
Joseph has been my brick wall for over 30 years.
Can anyone help?


Name: Kim Hughes <>
Date: 2010-03-13
James L.
Violet Olga

Most near Cape Girardeau, Shelby County and Lewis County


Name: Lee Johnson <>
Date: 2010-01-28
Surnames LANE
Looking for any info on brothers Ray Vernon and Joseph Lane of Cape. Their parents owned Lane Grocery Store in south Cape. Joseph was a teacher I think and Ray was in the Navy. Any help would be appreciated.

Name: Laura <>
Date: 2009-12-04
Surnames TOLER
looking for any family of ROBERT TOLER who married DOROTHY PRIEST

Name: Kelly Siech <>
Date: 2009-10-13
Surnames BEAL
Looking for information regarding Beals living in area, most concered about locating information for Phillip L. Beal. born 1859 died 1944 in Sikeston.

Name: Debbie in AL <>
Date: 2009-09-20
Searching Thos S. or L., E. L.(Edward), Margaret and Dorcus C. Harris found in 1860-1880 Census. Connected to James C. Henderson family. Can't find in 1850. Looking for parents, siblings. Thanks.

Name: Debbie in AL <>
Date: 2009-08-26
Surnames HARRIS
Searching Dorcus C. Harris found in 1880 household of Jane McKamee(sp?)Does anyone know who this Dorcus was? Debbie in AL

Name: Cape Girardeau Co Web site <>
Date: 2009-08-10
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