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Elijah Herrick approx 1847 IL
Posted by: Fred Peak (ID *****9624) Date: May 13, 2011 at 13:53:37
  of 1814

Hello. I'm researching the Herrick Cobblestone Home located in Rockford, IL. It has been designated an Historical Landmark and I was able to find the the name of the original owner/builder as Elijah Herrick. This may seem unusual and if it is unwelcome please feel free to tell me so and I will find another means to gather my information. We have been investigating paranormal activity in a building which is on the original plot of land that belonged to the Herrick family. It is situated directly next door to the original house. We have established that the two spirits involved are connected to the land, not the new building, and that they are also connected to the 1800's. Imagine my suprise when I started my research and found that the cobblestone was built in 1847 by Elijah Herrick who lived there with a wife and numerous children. The reason that I am corresponding here is because I cannot seem to find the name of Elijah's wife, nor death dates or circumstances on either of them. It would also be beneficial, if possible, to note the location of their burial. There are no headstones on the property that I am aware of but that does not mean they were not buried there. Thank you for you consideration and believe me I only ask with the utmost respect for your family and in a completely professional mindset.

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