|Subject:||Orchards in Calhoun|
|Post Date:||January 24, 2007 at 03:32:57|
|Forum:||Calhoun County, IL Genealogy Forum|
Does anyone have any information about orchards that used to be in Calhoun County? I have two great, great uncles that died at the ages of 18 and 22. Their names were James Alfred Grandsinger and Jospeh Henry Grandsinger... I thought maybe that Joseph died in World War 1 as I found his draft card... However I talked to a relative last night that I found and these gentlemen were her uncles. She stated that her mom didn't talk much about them but she didn't believe they died in the war or even went to the war. She stated that their father owned an orchard and the boys worked there and also went to either Wisconsin or Michigan to work in orchards. She thought that maybe they were killed while working... She has no proof but just gave out that idea...
Is there someplace to possibly look for their deaths? Were there newspapers back then? They are buried side by side with matching tombstones at Indian Creek Cemetery... IF they died in Calhoun, would the courthouse have their death certificates?
Any leads would be greatly appreciated... I would really like to find out what happened to these men!
Thanks in advance!