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1889 Community Quilt made Stephenson Co, IL

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1889 Community Quilt made Stephenson Co, IL

dharrison (View posts)
Posted: 28 Sep 2005 6:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Candy, Emrick, Hassinger, Saeger, Swartz
I have inherited a community style quilt that lists 328 individuals--with the majority living in Stephenson Co, at the time. The quilt was made by the Ladies Union Aid Society in 1889 (labeled on the quilt in India ink). Each block has a person's name, his/her city of residence and a dollar amount donated. I have not been able to find out the purpose for the fundraising or how my family was "awarded" the quilt.
Do to family moves, first to Seward Co, NE (1893) then to Lancaster Co, NE (1906) then to Jackson Co, MO (1960) and now to Taney Co, MO (2002)--the quilt is far from Stephenson Co and any access to any history about the quilt.
I have family ties to nearly 50 individuals on the quilt. A brief list of the surnames on quilt follows ("*" indicates families that I have kinship).
Adleman
Albright*
Alexander
Askey
Augustine
Bangs
Barber
Batterfield
Beck
Becker
Bennehoff
Berner
Bitterby
Bixler
Bolender
Bollinger
Bordner
Bottorf
Bridge
Brobst
Brown
Cahoon
Candy*
Carl
Chambers
Clevenstine
Cooper
Crawford
Cross
Daughenbaugh
Dindore
Dubs
Eilert
Ellis
Emrick*
Fahr
Fauver
Fehr
Fisher
Frankenberger
Fulton
Geiter
Gill
Gingrick
Gochmann
Gochnner
Gorr
Gross
Guyer
Haas
Hartman
Hassinger*
Hofmeister
Hoofnagle
Hoy
Kaiswer
Kaufz
Kaup
Keck
Keister
Kizer
Kleckner
Kline
Kramer
Krummerer
Kuhn
Kuns
Kuntz
Kurtz
Laborde
Langenstein
Lauch
Lauck
Lentz
Long
Lovs
M(N)agle
Mann
Mauer
Maurer
McCauley
McKee
Miller
Mitchell
Mogle
Moyer
Myers
Nesemeier
Orandorf
Raymer
Reed
Reese
Reitzell
Rockey
Roub
Saeger*
Saucerman
Sauck
Schadel*
Schofield
Schramm
Smeltzer
Smith
Smoyer
Smull
Snyder
Song
Spangler
Stamm
Stern
Stiver
Sullivan
Swartz*
Thompson
Thorin
Veach
Vocht
Wagner
Wallace
Weidman
Weirick
Wells
Wenzel
Whiteman
Wilson
Winchel
Windecker
Young
Zimmerman

I can't vouch for the spelling, the names were written in black (India?) ink, but some are very faded and difficult to read. In addition, the person(s) writing the names sometimes seemed to spell things differently.
I hope the information on this quilt is helpful for others with ties to Stephenson Co. I can provide all the information for family groups listed for anyone interested.
If anyone happens to have any history on the quilt or the Ladies Union Aid Society in Stephenson Co at the time the quilt was made I would appreciate having the information.
Thanks
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