Melvin, My Willmirth research is a work in progress but I will give you some of what I have.My email address is email@example.com if you would like to correspond.
Joel J. Willmirth was born abt. 1830 he married Elizabeth McCaslin on 8/28/1849.She was born abt. 1831 in Bond Co. Illinois.Their children were Josiah W. Willmirth (my ggrandfather) b. 1857 d.1941, Bond Co. Illinois.Mary M., Frances M. b. 9/04/1852 Bond Co. IL, d. 9/7/1932 Bond Co., Sarah S. which I believe was born abt. Feb. 1860.Elizabeth must have died sometime between the birth of Sarah and Mar. 1861 because on Mar. 12, 1861 Joel remarried a widow named Sarah J. Holsberry (her maiden name was Durrer she was born 12/31/1849 I believe.I have civil war records on Joel Willmirth but I am having trouble finding his parents.Josiah married Sarah A. Pierson 6/1/1882 she was born in 1864 and died in 1930 bond co.They had about 12 children which included my grandmother.I have more info I could send you if you would like.The Willmirth's basically stayed around Keyesport Il except in 1900 they moved to California for a short time. One of the older children and I believe it was Verse Willmirth stayed in California but the rest came back to Illinois.