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Sarah Kingen of Coles Co. IL

Sarah Kingen of Coles Co. IL

Joanna Smith Dunn (View posts)
Posted: 945283052000
Looking for information on a Sarah Kingen or Kinging who married John Vancampen in Coles Co. IL in 1869. Sarah had two sons when she married John VanCampen, William Douglas, b. 1861 and George, b. 1863. If anyone has any information on this Sarah Kingen, please contact me. Thanks and best regards.

Sarah Kingen

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My ggg-grandmother was Almyra Kingen, she married Thomas Gilliland in Coles Co. IL. They were married June 30, 1868.
Maybe Sarah and Almyra are sister? If you are still searching let me know, I will share what I have.

Sarah Kingen

Joanna Smith Dunn (View posts)
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Don't know if Sarah and Almyra are sisters. I figured that Sarah Kingen had been married. I just assumed that her husband was dead. John Van Campen was 56 years old by the time he married the second time in 1867. I was even wondering if KINGEN was supposed to be KINGERY. I would love to see what you have on the KINGENs because I am at a dead end here.

Sarah Kingen

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As of right now I have very little, I have just started on this branch of my family. My email is if you send me your email I will send you information as I come across it. I also know what you mean by the name, I was wondering if Almyra's last name was King until I got a copy of her marriage license. Hopefully we can help each other. Look forward to hearing from you.

Kingen Family

Mary (View posts)
Posted: 980530914000
hope you can help me locate Audrey Lillian Kingen, mother of Richard Lee Sullivan, if you have any contacts or info on where I can go to maybe find a relative I would appreciate it, Kingen is easier than Sullivan, there are so many, mother is a Sullivan who is looking for her nephew to tell him medical info , the war in the 40s broke up the whole family, all spread out, thank you for any info, have a nice day, Sincerely, Mary Campney

Kingen Family

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Sorry, my Kingen research is very limited. I don't have anything more than what I posted on Almyra Kingen. Good luck in your search

Kingen Theory

Del Kahre (View posts)
Posted: 988673925000
I know I am probably grasping at straws here, but I have some strange coincidences to this query. I have a George William Kingan (or Kingen) who had a child named William Jr. born in 1861 in Illinois (according to Louisa County, Iowa 1870 census). I cannot locate the mother or any records in Illinois for a William Kingan. He married my great-great grandmother in Wapello, Iowa in 1869. I have been looking for some record of a Kingen (or Kingan) family in Illinois who would have a son William born in 1861.

Do you have more data about this William Douglas? If he disappeared in your records, too, I think this might be a possibility. If you have more data that he stayed with Sarah (esp. in 1870) then this probably isn't a match.



Joanna Dunn (View posts)
Posted: 988697347000
The following is a transcription of the 1870 census for John Vancampen.
North Okaw Twp. Household 045-042
John Vancampen, 56, m, F Lab, NJ
Sarah, 41, f, VA
William Kinger, 9, m, IN
George Kinger, 7, m, IN
James Woodbury, 23, F/Lab, IN
Mary Kinger, 13, f, IL

In the 1880 Census for Humboldt Twp, Coles Co., ED 50, Page 1 (98)
John Vancampen, W, M, 66, Farmer, NJ
Sarah, W, F, 51, Wife, VA
Douglas Kingen, W, M, 19, IN
George Kingen, W, M, 17, IN

In the 1870 census, it is spelled Kinger, in the 1880 census it is spelled Kingen. I don't know which is correct. On the marriage record it is Kinging. So I tend to lean towards Kingen as being correct. I don't know what happened to William Douglas or George Kingen after the 1880 census.

Sorry I couldn't be more help.
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Thank you so much for your help.
I just reread my G-Grandfathers death
certificate and discovered he was born 21 of
April instead of March in 1861 in Morning
Star, Iowa. His fathers name was James Kingen
and Mother was Christina Pullin. I am very grateful
to you for your help.


Del Kahre (View posts)
Posted: 988763290000
Looks like I struck out here, but I think there might still be some fit here. I just thought it was strange that I have a William Kingen with a 9 year old son William in 1870 Louisa county, IA census and no mother but everything I have says he was born in Illinois. You have a 9 year old William Douglas Kingen about 3 counties to the east in 1870 with a mother but no father. Strange, but the other details make it look like this is not a match.

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