Just about every researcher has a few of these.   This is our page of "brick walls"
that we've encountered while doing our research.   It is our hope, by telling our
story, that someone working on the same surname will have that one piece
of information that could break down our brick wall.

If the paragraphs below do not include enough information, please
write with any questions.   Any information is always helpful.


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Mary INGRAM b: 1856 in IN married Hiram WIRTH in Richland Co., IL in 1974.  She died in East St. Louis, IL 1925 leaving children, Robert, Myrtle, Gertrude, Minnie and Nellie.  Mary's father, John, was born in KY and her mother, Ellen, was born in IN.  The only known sibling is a sister who's name at the time of Mary's death was Mrs. George DONAHUE.  We are trying to locate siblings and parents.



Catherine M. MEYER b:  1855 in Carondelet, St. Louis Co., MO married Maurice TISSIER in East St. Louis, IL in 1875.   She died in East St. Louis, IL 1907 having 7 children:  Louis, Mary, Maurice, Joseph, Francis, Charles and Paul. Catherine's father, August MEYER, was born in Germany and her mother, Annette (Unknown), in France.  We know of no other siblings to Catherine.  On the 1880 IL census for St. Clair Co., IL, her mother, Annetta ROBINE (remarried), was listed as living with her and Maurice.  We are hoping to find siblings to Catherine and her mother's maiden name.



Aletha Adeline WISE b:  1852 in IL married James Clendenin HANNA 1872 in Jackson Co., IL.   She died 1905 in East St. Louis, IL.  Children's names:  George, Charles, Arette and Jenith.   Both parents of Aletha were born in IL.   In trying to find her parents, we are hoping that WISE researchers in southern IL will contact us if they have our Aletha in one of their census records.  Thanks.  (UPDATE):  Her father's name was Enoch, and his father's name was Steph.  Please write if you need more info or can help me with more info on these two gentlemen.


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