Researching descendants of Joh. Jacob Ringeisen (b 1811 (Bavaria) d. 1858(Tazewell Co. IL) and Catharina Weber (probable family name), who immigrated to Tazewell County, about 1851 with ~6 children and m-in-law.His father Joh. Jacob Conrad Ringeisen (1767-1848 d, Altbreitenfelderhof) 1860 census, Washington, Tazewell, IL Name: Catharine "Rengeiser" (widow, RINGEISEN) Age in 1860: 42; Birth Year: abt 1818; Birthplace: Germany Michael Rengeiser 23 Chas Rengeiser 16 Elizabeth Rengeiser 14 Caroline Rengeiser 12 Margaret Rengeiser 8 Jacob Rengeiser 7 Phoebe Rengeiser 4 Catharine Rengeiser 42
~20 years ago Eldon and May Ringeisen compiled a family history book.Looking for whereabouts of this.And possible existence of family bible owned by son Michael. My line is through daughter Katharina (b. 1840) who m. Carl/Chas. Layer 1860 Peoria); settled in Gilman/Iroquois Co.Children lived in Ford, Livingston, Woodford and Iroquois Counties.Happy to share existing research.Looking for anything about long lived widow Katherine Ringeisen, 1899, buried in Thawville, Iroquois Co.Died where? Thank you!