Henry and Rebecca Grimshaw

Immigrants to Kane County, Illinois

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Entry 1 – Immigration Record

http://grimshaworigin.org/grimshaw-immigrants-to-the-new-world/details-on-grimshaw-immigrants/

 

  1. Henry Grimshaw, 1860, Kane County, Illinois

Kane County Genealogical Society, 1988

Henry Grimshaw’s immigration is recorded in his naturalization records in Kane County, Illinois; the record appears as follows (Kane County Genealogical Society1, 1988, p. 49):

 

GRIMSHAW, HENRY

1816

F1860

57-233

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 1850’s 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

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No

Last

First

Home in 1860 (City)

County

ST

Age in 1860

Est Birth Yr

Birthplace

Gender

21

Grimshaw

Henry

Aurora

Kane

IL

44

1815

England

M

22

Grimshaw

Rebecca

Aurora

Kane

IL

44

1815

New York

F


 

Entry 3 – Lawrence Grimshaw Marriage Record

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GROOMBRIDEDATE OF MARRIAGE
GRIMSHAW, LAWRENCEGILCHRIST, BERTHA04/27/1899

Entry 4 – Lawrence and Bertha in 1910 Census

Bertha only 15 when married?

 

No

ST

Last

First

Est Birth Yr

~Age

County

City or Township

Birthplace

Race

Gen

53

IL

Grinshaw

Ruth

1890

20

Kane

Batavia Twp

Illinois

W

F

54

IL

Grimshaw

Lawrence

1864

46

Kane

2-Wd Aurora

New York

W

M

55

IL

Grimshaw

Bertha

1884

26

Kane

4-Wd Aurora

Illinois

W

F

Entry 5 – Bertha Grimshaw Burial in Riverside Cemetery

http://www.interment.net/data/us/il/kane/riverside/riverside_gl.htm

Riverside Cemetery Montgomery, Kane County, Illinois

Contributed by S. Brown, Jun 12, 2000 [padges7@aol.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

http://www.iltrails.org/kane/MarrBa-Bal.html

 

GROOM

BRIDE

DATE OF MARRIAGE

BALLARD, JOHN V.

GRIMSHAW, FLORA E. (ROWCLIFF)

09/09/1899

Entry 7 – History of Kane County, Illinois

http://www.aurora.lib.il.us/genealogy/genealogy_search.asp

Aurora Genealogy Information Search

 


Last NameFirst NameMiddle NameMaiden NameSubjectPlaceTitle SourceCall NumberPage NoIllustration
1GrimshawRuthB.   History of Kane County2, Ill., v. 2Ref. C 977.323 Josl v.2136No
2GrimshawCora Rowcliffe  History of Kane County, Ill., v. 2Ref. C 977.323 Josl v.1136No
3GrimshawLauren    History of Kane County, Ill., v. 2Ref. C 977.323 Josl v.2136No

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.

References

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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