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Marita Brewer-Lee MaritaDido@aol.comSat, 14 Feb 1998 My great-grandmother was Amanda BURKE, Daughter of William and Amanda (FREDENBURG)BURKE. They came to Walnut, Bureau Co. Illinois from St. Lawrence Co. NY. in about 1855. Amanda Burke married **Stephen BREWER in Bureau Co. 19 Jan. 1862.** William BURKE died in Walnut, IL. between August 10th and September 10th 1891.Was there a local newspaper that would have an obituary?I do not know if his wife Amanda survived
Marita Brewer-Lee Tue, 24 Feb 1998 Richard Brewer came to Bureau Co. in abt. 1841. The town of Walnut in Bureau Co. was first named Brewersville, he was the founder. His wife was Mary"Polly" Pyburn.I am a descendant of their son Stephen. My grandfather Leon Brewer(son of Stephen)was born in Walnut,Bureau Co. in 1867, he died in Topeka, Kansas in 1928. BR
Marita Brewer-Lee Wed, 4 Mar 1998 My ancestor, Richard BREWER his wife Mary"Polly" PYBURN were in Walnut, Bureau Co. abt. 1841. Her mother, Mary (HARDIN) PYBURN was also there. Richard Brewer was my g-g grandfather,born in KY. in 1809,removed to Harrison Co. Indiana, then to Bureau Co. Illinois My g-g-grandparents, William and Amanda (FREDENBURG) BURKE came to Walnut, Bureau Co. Illinois from DeKalb, St. Lawrence Co. NY. in 1855. Their daughter, Amanda Burke, married Stephen Brewer in Bureau Co. 19 Jan. 1862.He was the son of Richard and Mary Brewer.
Marita Brewer-Lee Wed, 11 Mar 1998 William BURKE was born in Ireland abt. 1796. He came to NY. in 1825 and settled in DeKalb, St. Lawrence Co. He married Amanda FREDENBURG-SUTLIEF there about 1830. They removed to Walnut, Bureau Co. Illinois about 1855. William died there in Sept. 1891. They had children: James; John; William; Adeline; Ann: Amanda and may have been others. Seeking any family information. Thanks Marita Brewer-Lee.. MaritaDido@aol.com
MaritaDido Thu, 9 Apr 1998 William BURKE married Amanda FREDENBURG-SUTTLIEF in St Lawrence Co. NY. in abt. 1830. They were in Walnut, Bureau Co. Illinois by 1855. Their children married into the JANES, McNITT,& BREWER families that I know of, and there were others. William BURKE died in Walnut in Sept. 1891, I have not found a death date for Amanda. William and Amanda (Fredenburg) BURKE came to Walnut, Bureau County Illinois from De Kalb, St. Lawrence County New York before 1855. They had daughters Adeline, married Andrew McNITT, Amanda, married Stephen BREWER, Ann C., no information. Their sons were James, married Francina JANES, Joseph, to South Dakota, John and William, died young, buried in the Walnut Cemetery. William Burke Sr.died in Walnut, Illinois in September 1891, age abt. 96. Seeking information on this family