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25 thoughts on “Inquiries

  1. Nancy Fricke

    Looking for the family origin of Joseph Winters b Abt 1811, he lived most of his life in Liverpool.

    • slmoore082090

      Good Morning Nancy Fricke. If you could call or email us with more information that would be wonderful. Our number is 573-768-2470 or email: Thank you for your inquiry and we look forward to hear from you.

      Perry County Historical Society, Missouri

  2. Suzanne Flowers

    The families of Charles Harr and James Harr are both listed on the 1880 Perry Co. census, Saline Township. I am trying to establish whether they are the sons of Sanford Harr, who lived in Randolph and Jackson Counties, Illinois. Both Charles and James indicated on the census that they were born in Illinois, and their father{s} were born in Massachusetts. Sanford was born Sandford Hoar in Massachusetts in 1807. (The family changed the spelling of their name from Hoar to Harr.) I would appreciate any lookup you could do. Thank you so much.

    • slmoore082090

      Thank you for your inquiry Suzanne Flowers. We will be emailing you shortly.

    • Sharon Owsen

      Sanford Harr was my great uncle. His brother, Charles, was my great grandfather. I have a picture of them taken around 1880 on the Harr land in Texas if you are interested.

      • slmoore082090

        Greetings Sharon Owsen! Just to be sure, is this inquiry for the Perry County Historical Society in Missouri?


      This message is for Suzanne Flowers. (If this message will not be seen by her, please let me know so that I may try to locate her another way) Hi Suzanne. I am a descendant of Jeptha Harr and I have him as a son of Sanford Hoar/Harr. Did you get the verification you were looking for? I have him as possibly marrying two women but some of the info is confusing. I have his first wife, and Jeptha’s mom, as Delilah Estes who passed away in 1830 (the yr of Jeptha’s birth so perhaps she died in childbirth), and his 2nd wife as Rebecca Estes, who married him in 1830 and had more children with Sanford, which would include Charles and James, as well as others. Some list her as Rebecca Delilah Estes, as I think they believe the two women are actually one, which makes it confusing. I am assuming they are sisters. But I have these marriages as occurring in Randolph Co, IL, so I do not think this historical society in Perry is the one I need to speak to. I then am looking to verify who Delilah’s (and possibly also Rebecca’s) parents are. Thanks

  3. Paul Kuehnert

    I am doing research on my Kuehnert family relatives in Perry County and World War I. I would like to find out about local news coverage of the build-up to the war in late 1916/early 1917; the declaration of war in 1917 and any local opposition to it; the draft registration day in June, 1917; coverage of those drafted and subsequently serving in the army in 1917 and 1918. Thank you very much.

  4. slmoore082090

    Hello Mr. Kuehnert;

    Thank you for your inquiry. We will be emailing you shortly!

  5. dale Bowen

    Looking for information on Bethney Jennings Thorp/Tharp. She was a Native American given to the Jennings family around 1803-7 when her family and others where moved out of the state. She grew up to marry into the Thorp family who lived in hemlock. Her daughter Dora Bell Thorp who married my great grand father Cephas Bowen who came from Wayne/Cabell counties in West VA. They where married in 1874 in New Lexington, Ohio.

    This information comes from the family history book on the Thorp’s, and the Bowen family Bible. I have four trips taht she might have been a member of: Shawnee, Miami, Erie, and the Manahoac. All where known to be in the county’s area at one time or another. I have no other information on the trips but do have her parents name. She died at the age of 92 around 1902/3 and she was buried in the Thorp’s family cemetery on their farm. Thank you for your help in this matter.

    Dale E. Bowen

  6. Lisa Alberts

    I was wondering if you had any information on the slaves owned by William Griffin and then his son William Calvin Griffin.

    • slmoore082090

      Greetings Lisa Alberts! We have some information on slaves. Just to be clear, this inquiry is for the Perry County Historical Society in Missouri?

  7. Lisa Alberts

    Oh no. I thought you were the Perry County in Mississippi. Sorry to have bothered you.

  8. Courtney Imblum

    Hello my name is Courtney Imblum and I would like to do my master’s thesis on Margaret Wister Meigs (she is the lady that turned the Fort Hunter Mansion into a house museum). I was wondering if you have any information on Margaret or the Meigs Family. Thank you!

  9. Theresa Sessio s

    My grandfather was edward albert stitcher. He was born in 1895 in perrry, missouri. His parents were William Sticher, a surveyor, and Katie Woods Sticher. Katie’s father was william woods. I believe william woods ran a boarding house, cafe and possibly a ferry in perry county. William sticher disappeared. William woods died in 1902. I am interested in any information that might be available regarding those issues.

    Also katie had at least one child after her husband supposedly disappeared. One child was fred “bonnie” sticher. I am curious if his father could be determined.

    • percohistsoc

      Hello Theresa, Thank you for your inquiry. We will have to get back with you in a couple weeks as we are going through a transition to a new Director for the Historical Society. Our recent Director has taken a new position and we are trying to get everything in order for the new Director. We should be back doing inquires in a couple of weeks. We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

  10. Susan Jeffery

    I have some older photographs of ancestors from Marysville circa 1890- 1930 or so that I have scanned and stored electronically. Do you have a way to store scans for others to access? Last names include Palmer, Free, Brady, all from Marysville.

  11. Mary Kay Lyons

    I’m trying to identify the parents of Julia Ann Abernathy who I believe was born around 1819 and died around 1865. Her parents may be Harley Abernathy and Sally Abernathy. She married Clayton A. Abernathy in 1843, so both her maiden name and married name was Abernathy. Thanks for any information you can provide.

  12. Laura Tullock

    I have my father’s school work from the one room school that was in the Catholic church in Belquic Mo. Would you be interested in it?

    • percohistsoc

      Sorry this is so late. Our new Director is still getting the hang of the website. We would definitely be interested! Thanks for thinking of us!

  13. Looking for any information on William J. G. Hutchinson and family. He would have been my great great grandfather. Also looking for information on the marriage of William Trimmer and Nina Hutchinson.

  14. Looking for any information on William J. G. Hutchinson and family. He would have been my great great grandfather. Also looking for information on the marriage of William Trimmer and Nina Hutchinson.


  15. Whitney Cates

    Hi, I’m trying to find out the history and hopefully some pictures of what use to be the old Perryville hotel on the square.

  16. Lisa LaRose


    I am trying to find out any information on the Perry County Poor Farm and if there are records on specific inmates. In particular, I am looking for information on Zeff Hayden who was a resident there from around 1930 until his death in 1934. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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