Union County GenWeb

Please put Union county in the subject line. You can send your queries to me at: Janine M. Bork

Would you also make sure your name shows up in the e-mail. I've had several hard-drive crashes and have lost my e-mail addresses with names on them several times. - Janine

Old Queries - Through 2001
Old Queries - Through 2002


John Stanton
Feb 7, 2003
  Looking for information on the Weitlauf family in Union County. Specifically one Joseph Weitlauf b. circa
1889 and any descendents. Many thanks, John Stanton

Rosalie Harnden
March 2, 3002

I am wanting to find more ot the William  EVANS and  Pamela PARKER  Descendants, I  know they are buried in  Island City , Union Co Ore... Three of the sons Married three  of my Gr Aunts. Thanks.. Rosalie Harnden

Dixie Ricker
March 5, 2003

Looking for information on the following family lines:  Breshears, Blanchard, Boly, Hallgarth, Long, Hammack. Dixie Ricker

Nan Ballard
July 2003

Marriage of Bertha Della Ballard to Robert Herkimer, 1913 in Union Co, Oregon, need information on where they lived and their children . Know one child was Ida Herkimer. Thank you, Nan.

July 2003

I am looking for information on James and Bridget Merney (Murney) They lived in La Grande, Union county from approx 1890 to 1901.  James died in May of 1900 or so.  I know only that he was buried in a Catholic Cemetary in La Grande.  I don't know which one. He was a Civil War Veteran and was disabled.  They had several children.  I expect one or two of them lived in the area.  As Bridget and James moved to Oregon from Wisconsin when he was in his late 60's after spending 30-40 yrs in Wisconsin. Any info greatly appreciated. Thanks. Lois Patten

July 2003

Hello - Looking for information on Sherrod Massey, his wife, Sarah, and three children, Thomas, Samuel, Lucinda and Elvira who were in Silver Lake, 115th Division on page 114B in the 1880 census.  Sherrod was listed as a farmer.  ANY information would be welcomed.         June Massey

Sept 9, 2003

I searching for information about Homer Clark. He worked for the Eastern Oregon Observer in 1898. Also want information about Hugh Davis who lived in Elgin at that time and was a friend of Clarks'. Appreciate any information you might have about either of them.

Sept 10, 2003

Looking for information on the CHATTIN families that lived in Union County.  I have found a William and also a Charles Chattin listed on the 1910 US Federal Census as living in Union County.  William's location was listed as Summerville and Charles's was N Elgin Pct.  Any help would be appreciated.  I believe these are 2 of my great great grandfather's brothers.  Both served in the military at one point because my great great grandfather only saw them 1 time, at an Old Soldier's Convention, after the rest of the family went further west and he stayed in Iowa.  Would love to get in touch with anyone having Chattin linage to see if we are related.  Thank you for any and all assistance. Lisa Hoth

September 12, 2003

Looking for information about my grand parents, George Irwin & Flora Belle Bessey, married early 1900s had to children in Union county, Darrell & Clifford. George either died or they divorced before 1910.   Thanks Jim Irwin 

Sue (Root) Waterman
October 5, 2003

Need any information on Waldo D. Root, died in LaGrande about 1955.  He was married to the former Ruth Lee.  They moved from Washington Co., Ohio to Oregon, around 1900.  I believe he had 4 sons, Ralph, Ernest, Sidney and Marion.  Any help on this family much appreciated.  Sue (Root) Waterman

Bernie Young
October 30, 2003

Searching Young,Reeves,Eaton,Hall,Hollister and Constable Families.Tillamook,Oregon

Wm. McCarthy
November 5, 2003

LITTLETON and SELF families.  Would appreciate any help from anyone on these two families that were in Union Co. from at least 1900 until 1931 or later.  Homer & Nancy LITTLETON died Union Co. on 2/26/1931 and 6/30/1931 respectively.  They and her son, Fred SELF, are listed in the 1920 and 1930 census in Union Co.
November 18, 2003

Looking for descendants of William Nephi Park, born Jan. 3, 1854 in Utah, married Apr. 27, 1881 in Mottsville, Doublas Co, Nevada to Mary Elizabeth Hill, died Jun. 29 1933, Summerville, Union Co, Oregon.  Jan

Len Cade
November 29, 2003

Looking for more information on *Mary A. Gillaspy (b. Abt 1870) Missouri married on 9 Sept. 1888 in Union County, Oregon to John S. Vandorfy (b. Abt 1865) ... Children: Daughter - M. M. Vandorfy (b Abt 1900)  Son -  Orville Laverne Vandorfy (b. 11 March 1907)
Parents - Jasper Gillaspy (b. Abt 1847) + spouse **Frances Fannie Moore (b. 24 Nov 1851)
    *Mary A. Gillaspy
    Daisey Gillaspy
    John Gillaspy
    Lula Gillaspy
**Frances Moore, daughter of James North Moore and Mary Caroline Walker
Len Cade in Kelso, Washington

December 3, 2003

My aunt just gave me several old pictures and post cards and I am trying to identify who some of these people are.
This one shows a group 7 young women in long dresses, one holding a very tall torch, and all holding a bouquet of flowers.
Writen on the picture is "Queen & Her Attendants 4th Annual E.O.N.  Evensong 1935".  The back is stamped Stearns Photo Shoppe 1910 Oak Street LeGrand, Oregon. I am only guessing that one of them is a distant cousin, more my aunts then mine.
Martin & Mary (Martin) HILL to daughter
Bessie (HILL) & Frank HERR to daughter
Ruth (Herr) & William WOODS to son
Rodney & Betty(Gardner) WOODS to me
Rodina (Woods) WERHO