I am looking for any cousins, aunts and uncles of Cecelia (Hanks) Kent who may have lived in the Kankakee/Aroma Park area. Cecelia was born in Germany in 1844. Her family which included her parents, Chris and Margaret Hanks and 11 siblings immigrated to Peru, Indiana in 1846. Two of her brothers moved to Minnesota. She was married to Hamilton Kent in Aroma Park in 1869
Her uncle Johannes Henkes and his family also came with them, but originally settled in the Cincinati area. His family consisted of himself born November 7, 1789, his wife, Anna Maria and his children: Katharina b. February 19, 1813, Peter August 16, 1815, Magdalena b. November 8, 1818, Apollonia b. May 24, 1821, Anna Maria b. March 20, 1824, Barbara b. March 29, 1827, Margarethe b. August 23, 1833.
On Cecelia's death certificate of 1920 her father was listed as John Hanks. Since people usually moved to locations where there were other family members I thought mayber one of her cousins was living there and she moved there before meeting Hamilton.