Free Family Tree Templates | Kids

  Use the Free Family Tree Templates below to start your own family tree. To start your own family search, print out one or more of Tigger’s favorite Free Family Tree Templates or fill out the form online. Fill in the blanks as you gather information about your family Your kids can follow along as Tigger hunts for his very own family in Walt Disney Studios “The Tigger Movie” or fill in your family information on your own. It will be fun to watch your tree as it grows. Tigger’s Family Tree is based on the standard three (3) generation family tree chart. This family tree chart […] Read more »

WELLS Family History

  WELLS, John, farming and stock; Sec. 24; P. O. Roanoke; was born in Cecil County, Maryland, June 29, 1823; he married Miss Caroline R. Allison, September 15, 1846; she was born in Ohio and died in 1848; they had one child, William M.  John Wells’  second wife was Mary E. Parker; she was born in Ohio; they were married in Tazewell County, Illinois, February 3, 1853; she died January 18, 1854; they had one child, not living; John Wells’ third wife was Mrs. E. E. L. Clark; she was born in Kentucky November 2, 1826, and married June 21, […] Read more »

YORDY Family History

  YORDY, PETER, farmer; Secs. 13 and 24;  P. O. Roanoke; was born in  Alsace,  France  (now  Germany), June 12, 1815; he married Miss Mary Burkey February 9, 1847; she was born in Germany, in 1816; they had eight children, seven living — Christian. Mary, Jacob, Elizabeth, Peter, Joseph. Barbara; he lived in Alsace two years, then moved to Byron, in Germany; lived there until 1838, when he came to the United States; in 1839, he came to Illinois, settled in Tazewell County, Illinois, followed farming; in 1867, he came to Woodford County, Illinois, and settled in Linn Township, on […] Read more »

VAN PELT Family HIstory

  VAN PELT, CHAS. (Charles) J., agent of the Illinois Central R. R. Co; P. O. Minonk; born in Highland Co., 0hio,  February 16, 1834. Came to Illinois in March 1858, locating at Bloomington, McLean, Illinois. Was first in the employ of the Illinois Central R. R. Co. at Normal in 1870, removing to Minonk, his present home, July 27, 1874. Served as Collector two terms while a resident of McLean County, Illinois. Charles Van Pelt married January 23, 1861, at Franklin, St. Mary’s Parish, Louisiana, to Miss Helen M Trowbridge, daughter of Capt. Isaac Trowbridge.  She was born in […] Read more »

TAYLOR Family History

  TAYLOR WM. (William) J., livery and feed stable; P. O. Minonk; born in Stark Co., Ohio, Oct. 4, 1825. but removed to Wayne Co. Ohio in early childhood, where he resided until 28 years of age. Spent several years traveling in the Northwest prior to his settling near Danville, Illinois, in 1860. Removed to Minonk, Woodford County, Illinois, his present home, in 1864.  Served as a member of the City Council in 1876, and is a member of the present board. Mr. Taylor is an importer and breeder of fine horses, having several very fine stallions at his stables. Read more »

AHRENS Family History

AHRENS, JOHN B, retired farmer; P. O. Spring Bay; was born in Hanover, Germany, December 21, 1810; emigrated to America in 1846, stopping in New Orleans about five years, and in 1852, came directly to Spring Bay, purchasing two lots  and erecting  a  small  house. For the next ten years John Ahrens was employed most of the time in warehouse; in 1863, purchased forty acres of land and commenced farming. He was married in Germany in 1831, to   Miss Katrina Knoll; she was born in Germany in 1805; have had five children, three living — “Wilhelmina (now Mrs. Peter Peterson, […] Read more »

BRIGGS Family History

  BRIGGS, James Albert, attorney; P. O. Eureka. One of the best known and highly regarded attorneys of Woodford County, Illinois; James Albert  Briggs was born February 12, 1839 in Willet, Cortland County, New York; is the son of John and Margaret (Jones) Briggs. James’ father, John Briggs, was a farmer and speculator. James Albert Briggs is the youngest of a family of eight children. At 17 years of age, James Albert Briggs started for Illinois with $3 in his pocket; he first stopped at Naperville, Illinois, and entered the law office of Vallett & Cody as an office clerk; here he devoted […] Read more »

BEECHER Family History

  Mrs. Edward Beecher (Maude Emma Hasty Beecher), 63, died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, 1952 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois after a lingering illness.She was brought to the Easton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Anchor. Burial will be in the St Johns Lutheran Church cemetery; Rev. Carl Grabeman will officiate. She was born June 8, 1888 at Anchor, McLean County, Illinois, a daughter of Robert and Nealy Doane Hasty. She married February 21, 1906 at […] Read more »

BEECHER Family History

William C Beecher, 61, Gibson City died at 6:25 a.m. Sunday at Gibson Community Hospital, where he had been a patient two days. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, near Anchor, McLean County, Illinois, with the Rev. Alexander Youck officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Lamb Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Monday. The body will be taken to the church at noon Tuesday. He was born June 17, 1905, near Anchor, McLean County, Illinois, a son of Henry and Margaret Schroeder Beecher. He never married. He leaves two […] Read more »

BOSWORTH Family HIstory

BOSWORTH, Joseph P (JOS P), proprietor Bosworth House; P O Metamora; was born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, November 25, 1803. He was raised a farmer; married November 12, 1826, to Miss Bertha Barns, who was born in Plymouth, Connecticut,  September  18, 1791. They had eight children, the following of whom are living —Catherine, Angeline, Mills H, Alphonzo, Mary E and Dwight.  In 1842, he removed to the State of New York, and four years later to Erie County, Pennsylvania, where he engaged in  the  hotel  business  and  farming. Here he resided until 1858, when he removed to Wright County, Minnesota, […] Read more »