Henry and Rebecca Grimshaw
Immigrants to Kane County, Illinois
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Entry 1 – Immigration Record
Kane County Genealogical Society, 1988
Henry Grimshaws immigration is recorded in his naturalization records in Kane County, Illinois; the record appears as follows (Kane County Genealogical Society1, 1988, p. 49):
Henry was born in 1816 and received his final naturalization papers in 1860. No date is given for his immigration to the U.S. The 75-233 indicates the book and page number of the court record containing the entry. The following information is provided as background in the reference (Kane County Genealogical Society, 1988, front matter):
Naturalization Records at the Kane County Circuit Court
At one time four courts in Kane County handled naturalizations with each court keeping its own set of records. In 1965 all records were called into the Circuit Court office at Geneva, the county seat. The Elgin City Court, the Aurora City Court and the Kane County Circuit Court records begin in the late 1850s and end in 1954. The Kane County Court in Geneva operated from 1872-1906.
Prior to the establishment of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization in 1906, the record information varied from court to court and in most cases was very sketchy. The Declaration of Intention indicated that the alien wanted to become a citizen of the United States and the Final Paper acknowledged that the alien had been accepted for citizenship. The book contains an abbreviated form of these records.
Entry 2 – 1860 Census
Home in 1860 (City)
Age in 1860
Est Birth Yr
Entry 3 – Lawrence Grimshaw Marriage Record
|GROOM||BRIDE||DATE OF MARRIAGE|
|GRIMSHAW, LAWRENCE||GILCHRIST, BERTHA||04/27/1899|
Entry 4 – Lawrence and Bertha in 1910 Census
Bertha only 15 when married?
Est Birth Yr
City or Township
Entry 5 – Bertha Grimshaw Burial in Riverside Cemetery
Riverside Cemetery Montgomery, Kane County, Illinois
Contributed by S. Brown, Jun 12, 2000 [email@example.com]. Total records = 1,309.
Those with an asterisk * are buried in the Veteran’s area by the flag poles and the cannon.
Grimshaw, Bertha, b. 1883, d. 1952, Daughter *
Entry 6 – Marriage Record of Flora Grimshaw
DATE OF MARRIAGE
BALLARD, JOHN V.
GRIMSHAW, FLORA E. (ROWCLIFF)
Entry 7 – History of Kane County, Illinois
Aurora Genealogy Information Search
|Last Name||First Name||Middle Name||Maiden Name||Subject||Place||Title Source||Call Number||Page No||Illustration|
|1||Grimshaw||Ruth||B.||History of Kane County2, Ill., v. 2||Ref. C 977.323 Josl v.2||136||No|
|2||Grimshaw||Cora||Rowcliffe||History of Kane County, Ill., v. 2||Ref. C 977.323 Josl v.1||136||No|
|3||Grimshaw||Lauren||History of Kane County, Ill., v. 2||Ref. C 977.323 Josl v.2||136||No|
Volume 2, p. 135, under “John L. Rowcliffe” entry (2nd paragraph):
On the 6th of January, 1863, Mr. Rowcliffe was married to Miss Flora Sikes, a daughter of William and Lucretia (Cooley) Sikes, also of Batavia. Unto this marriage there were born five children. Cora G., the eldest, became the wife of Lauren Grimshaw and unto them was born a daughter, Ruth B. She [Cora] is now the wife of John H. Ballard and has one daughter by the second marriage, Elva Florence….
Where is Kane County, Illinois?
Aurora and Batavia are west of Chicago.
1Kane County Genealogical Society, 1988, Kane County, Illinois Naturalization Records, 1857-1906: Geneva, IL, the society, 163 p. [Filby No. 3703.1], p.49
2Joslyn, R. Waite, and Frank W. Joslyn, 1908, History of Kane County, Illinois: Chicago, IL, Pioneer Pub., 2 volumes
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