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Number Surname Message Contact Date Posted
98-23 Liebfried My uncle Jake (James) Leibfried b. about 1881 in WI, reared in S. Minn. and N. Iowa, disappeared in 1909 after saying he was going to Calif. to do mining. Recently I found an unmailed letter addressed to him in Keswick, CA., probably an old mining town in Shasta County which no longer exists. Any info or clues on Jake or Keswick would be appreciated. He may have changed his name. Jim 12/31/98
98-22 Lowe I am trying to find out any information on my Great-great Grandfather, John Rufus Lowe. I found him in the 1860 census in Vacaville, however, I know that he wound up in Shasta Co. in the 1870's to 1880's. He was quite successful as a vinyardist and rancher in the Happy Valley area. My cousin did find his obit, but thats all. I'm wondering if any other records would be available. Is the name familiar? Would appreciate some help on this. Thanks. Jeff 12/08/98
98-21 Anspach I am looking for info. on Peter Anspach - he was in Shasta Co. in 1865 prospecting. I do not know if he died there. I have copies of letters written to his family in Clay Co., IL. in 1865. Was there a census or other record of him? He mentions having a fourth interest in a mine but not the name of it. Yvonne 12/08/98
98-20 Evans Irwin Evans lived for many years in Redding. He was born on 2 Jan 1894 and died November 1984. He was a WWI veteran. He was a very interesting fellow. We would love to learn more about him and his family. We would love to trade information with relatives, friends or researchers. Thanks. The Wilsons 10/24/98
98-19 Finney I am trying to find the final resting place of my uncle, John Candlish Finney. He was buried from the Valente, Marini, Parata & Co. Funeral Home at 649 Green St. in Redding on 8-16-1948. Thank you. Ed 10/24/98
98-18 Allendale, Greefield, Thomas I am looking for Lulu Thomas. I think my father was born in Round Mountian on May 20, 1908. Thomas was his mothers maiden name. His fathers name I am not sure of.

Lulu's place of birth is Millville. My father's family changed the last name from ? to Allendale sometime in the 1920's. My parents were married in Grass Valley on May 11, 1929. At that time he was using the last name of Allendale. My mother's name was Wilma Greefield. Thank you for any help.
Vonny 09/27/98
98-17 Robertson I am interested in any information on Methodist minister, Rev. Eli H. Robertson. He was the pastor of the Anderson Methodist Church when he died on January 11, 1897, age 64. His wife preceded him in death. Would obituaries be available in the Redding library? He had a least four children and I would like to establish contact with their descendants if possible. Thank you for your assistance. Charles 09/27/98
98-16 Bradley, Frain, Hightower, Wilson, Windsor I have been trying to locate information on a Robert Hightower; born 22 May 1824 somewhere in Kentuky. He came to Shasta County CA and married Antoinette or Cynthia who was born in 1837 somewhere in CA. Robert died in Anderson, Shasta Co. CA. 22 Aug. 1906.

Other names that I have from the Shasta Co. area are Frain, Wilson, Windsor and Bradley. Most came from KY and WI. If I can be of any help feel free to contact me. Thankyou so much./td>
Donna 09/27/98
98-15 Reynolds I am researching the Reynolds family that migrated from New York to Iowa to California. I found a couple of brothers and mother in Shasta County in the 1880 Census.Their names are:
  • Amasa
  • Wesley
  • Martha
I would appreciate any information on this family.
Rosemary 09/01/98
98-14 Hargrove, Taylor Seeking information regarding Daniel Glenn Hargrove who resided/died in Shasta County in 1915. Daniel was born in Indiana in 1881; married Louise Taylor in Ashland, OR in 1906. Not sure if they had anychildren. Robert 08/14/98
98-13 Cunningham, McMonigle I am seeking information on the descendants of Harrison "Harry" Reed Cunningham (1893-1979) and his wife, Nancy "Nannie" Bell McMonigle (1896-1977) through eight identified children. This family has roots in Harrison County, Indiana with connections to Nebraska prior to moving to Shasta County, California. David 05/05/98
98-12 Albright, McKeag, Smith I am interested in finding descendants of Mrs. Cora MCKEAG, or Mrs Susan ALBRIGHT, living in Cottonwood in 1899. They are daughters of Dr. J.O. SMITH, Shasta County pioneer. Their names were found in his obituary. Thanks. C.Fullerton 08/05/98
98-11 Kegarise I am trying to locate Leonard KEGARISE known to be living at Box 654, Burney in 1959. His father was Lloyd Staley KEGARISE b. Oct 1903 in PA. d.Jun 1959 in North Hollywood, CA. Want to get in touch with him or any of his descendants for information to complete family history for Gideon KEGARISE, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Patricia 07/09/98
98-10 Greenwood, Gregory, Nelson I am looking for information about my great-grandmother, Martha Ellen Nelson (maiden name) and her siblings, parents or descendents? She was born in Missouri in about 1857 and died in Shasta County in 1952. She married George Greenwood and had three children:
  • George
  • William
  • Edna
She later married Frank Gregory, and had six more children
  • Frank (my grandfather)
  • Stella
  • Eva
  • Jesse
  • Day
  • Alice
Does anyone have any information on descendents? Martha lived in the Redding/Lakehead/Antler areas. She was a pioneer telephone operator and midwife. Thank you.
Judy 07/09/98
98-09 Armstrong I am searching for information on Samuel ARMSTRONG and wife Narcissa who were listed on the 1880 Shasta Census in Township #7. Children listed were:
  • Evan
  • Henry
  • Lanson
  • Osro
  • Sylvester
Jacqui 07/09/1998
98-08 Chandler, Ellithorp I am searching for any information on my GGGrandfather Frederick Brewster Chandler b 7/17/1832 m Rose Ellithorp 9/22/1859 in Nicholville, NY. A fewy ears later they came to Shasta County and started a lumber business. He was the County Treasurer for two terms around 1862-1866. He had two children :
  • Harry Danforth
  • Anna Sprague
They lived in Shasta area with them. They moved to Vacaville area in 1870 after Rose died & started 2 more lumber businesses. I believe Rose is buried in Shasta County somewhere. Any information on them while they were in Shasta County would be appreciated. If anyone knows of any picture of him possibly as the County Treasurer I would loveto know what books or documents they might be found in. Thank you.
Kristin 05/31/98
98-07 Heryford Looking for information on John & Frances Heryford who, I understand, came to the Milliville area in 1857. They are my Great-Grandparents.Thank you. Cheryl 05/19/98
98-06 Harris, Robinson, Wilkins My father is George Louis Wilkins b 4/20/22. My grandmother is Tressie Beatrice Harris, b 2/17/1900 d8/30/1930 Wilson Cemetery, Coal Co, OK. Her relatives relocated to Burney, CA. Tressie's parents are George William Harrris b 11/16/1869 b Indian Terr, m 4/29/1896, d 12/03/1931 d TX and Addie Lee Robinson b 3/9/1878-3/19/1879? b Dexter, TX, d 12/22/1945. Addie's parent are WS Robinson b4/30/1830, d8/20/1895 and Elza (unknown stats). Appreciate any info. Luvnstarz 05/19/98
98-05 Dickerson, Dillard Trying to find descendants of a John Dickerson and Horace Franklin Dickerson who lived in Shasta County, CA. If family history is correct, H.F. (Horace Franklin) never married but brother John did and had a large family. Both were born circa 1830s in Rabun Co., GA. and went west in search of gold? and remained. A 1904 letter has a return address of Gas Point, Shasta County, CA. Does anyone have information on these brothers? Parents were Obediah Terry Dickerson and Ruth Dillard. Any help appreciated. Buckmaster 04/30/98
98-04 Angell, Farren, Knisely, Utbz, Ultz, Uttez I am looking for information on the ULTZ (or any other variation) family that came to Shasta County, California from Marion County, Ohio in the mid to late 1800's. C. UTBZ and C. UTTEZ are listed in the 1860 Census of Shasta County as numbers 736 and 737 (respectively). The town is listed as Cottonwood. Christopher ULTZ, his wife Lydia Ann (nee KNISELY) ULTZ were there with their children:
  • Alice Sarah - b Ohio
    m Mr. W.H. Angell of Shasta
  • Anthony A. (perhaps called Adam) - b Ohio
  • William A. - b Ohio
  • Ada Luella ULTZ was b 13 Apr 1860 in Shasta Co, CA.
    m Mr. William Dunham Farren of Yolo Co.
The family left Shasta County and moved to Idaho around 1865 -1868. There is no mention of Lydia Ann (nee KNISELY) ULTZ in Idaho, so she must have died in Shasta County. If anyone can help with marriage, birth or death records as well as any newspaper articles that may have been about the above listed people, it would be greatly appreciated. Copy and mailing fees will be reimbursed.
Sharon 03/07/98
98-03 Fender, Halcumb I am searching for any info concerning HALCUMB or FENDER that lived in the Round Mountain, Montgomery Creek or Oak Run areas. Any snippets of information greatly appreciated. Acwo4 03/06/98
98-02 Hume, Shaner, Weir

___ Weir was b 1861 in Pottsville, Schuykill, PA. He died in Berkeley, CA. May 10, 1915. He was a quartz miner in the Buckeye area from about 1880 to the early 1900's. In 1887 he made a brief trip back to PA and married Sarah Ella Shaner of Chester Co., PA. They returned to Buckeye and most of their children were born in the County. He had two brothers, Reuben and Mathew who also came to the Redding area. Edward Hume m Caroline Weir (sister of the Weir brothers) about 1872 in PA.They probably came to CA before her brothers. Edward was also involved in mining. He died in Shasta County in 1894. I believe he had brothers, John and Mathew who came to the area with him.

I have seen the HEATH & TAYLOR families mentioned with the Hume family. I have made a couple of research trips to the Redding area. And I had hopped I might find desendents of one of these families. And even though I have been unsuccessful thus far, I still feel they might exist. Your interest is appreciated.

Carolyn 02/09/98
98-01 Bell, Leach, Moore Researching Anna Greer Bell. Married John Washington Leach 05 Sept 1861, Died ??1933, Shasta Co. daughter, Anna BELL LEACH b.10 Mar 1862, Georgetown, El Dorado Co.

Some members of the family I am researching are buried in Ogburn Pioneer Cemetery outside of Redding:
  • Gloria Ruth Marshall MOORE
  • John Lindsay MOORE b. 1888, d.1963
  • James Marshall MOORE b. 15 Mar 1848. d. 02 Dec 1939
  • Ida BELL LEACH MOORE, b.03 Oct 1862, d. 27 Jun 1937
James Marshall Moore emigrated from Nova Scotia in 1872 and married Ida BELL LEACH in 1884, Tulare. Ida was born in 1862 in Georgetown, El Dorado Co. to the Rev. John LEACH and his wife, Anna Greer BELL, "49'ers" from KY. I haven't been able to figure out where the rest of the family is buried nor what religion the "Rev." was. Any info will be greatly appreciated and will share mine. Thank you.
Susan 01/29/98