I need some help in finding information on this family that was in Stoddard County, MO for the 1900 census. John W. FITZGERRELL was the son of John M. and Nancy Jane (HOOPER) FITZGERRELL who lived in Wayne County, IL. John M. died in 1890 in Wayne County, IL. John M. and Nancy had children (according to the 1880 census for Wayne County, IL) named: John W. b. 1859; Isaac N. b. 1865; Martha C. b. 1873; and, Sarah E. b. 1876.
John W. married Ellen CRAVENS in Wayne County, IL in 1887. Now we come to the "missing years." I know nothing about the time from 1887 until 1900 when John W. and Ellen W. FITZGERRELL show up in Stoddard County, MO with three children. Also, in the same census in Stoddard County, MO is a Noble FITZGERRELL with wife Stella and a Jane FITZGERRELL, who is noted as "mother-in-law." I believe that this Noble FITZGERRELL is the same person as Isaac N. that is on the 1880 census mentioned above and the Jane FITZGERRELL is the same as the Nancy J. on the same census. If this is true, then the "note" about Jane is incorrect and should read "Mother".
Now, a few questions: 1) Is anyone researching this family that can share with me? 2) Would anyone have a guess as to where to look for a death certificate for Jane FITZGERRELL or burial place? 3) Are there descendants still in the Stoddard County area who might be able to help.
I will appreciate any and all help that you might be able to provide. Nothing is too small or too large! You now know all that I know about this Missouri family, so how about giving me a little of what you know about them!