William V. Keese - Ohio, Illinois, Arkansas
Seeking information on William V. Keese family.William was born in Ohio and traveled with his wife, Sarah J. (Cooley) Keese (born Ohio) to Illinois in 1866 where they settled in Lebanon, St. Clair County.After 1880 census, the family disappears and moved perhaps to Arkansas.
1870 St. Clair County, IL census shows the following children:Louis, male, age 13; Ottilie female, age 13; Brigitta, female, age 7; and Rosa, female, age 5.
1880 St. Clair County, IL census shows children as: Katie, female, age 22 (idiotic - cannot read or write); Rachel, female, age 16; George, male, age 13; Dolly, female, age 9 - deaf & dumb, idiotic; and Charlie, male, age 1.
1880 census shows oldest son, Louis, married to Lenora Thurston and the father of a son, Robert, age 3 months.Louis was living next door to his parents.
Any information on this Keese family is greatly appreciated.