Welcome to LaSalle County Illinois  
History and Genealogy

Finding Ancestors ....
wherever their trails led


Hi, my name is Nancy Piper and I am the host for Putnam, Bureau, LaSalle and Marshall Counties. My ancestors came to Illinois over 150 years ago and settled in the tiny village of Florid, which is no longer even a name on a map.  I've always been a "history buff" and these pages let me help share the world my "findings".   If you have any information to add, please E-mail me.  

On these pages you will find the information pertaining to the history of LaSalle County.  Our goal is to have available free of charge as much information as possible and will be adding continuously to these pages, so check back often.    
I do not live in LaSalle County so, I am unable to do any personal research.





County History


Family History






 Obituaries and Death Notices

Township History

Village History

Wedding Anniversaries

Recent Updates
November 2016
George W. Greiner, Daniel Peterson, John E. Hartenbower, John R. Lambert, Edward F. Lambert, Henry P. and Margaret M. (Wilson) Merritt, Amos W. Merritt

1840-1841 Marriage Notices: Barrows-Bailey, Ebersole-McKenney, Hendricks-Sanger, Hurlbut-Hovey, Kingsley-Newton, Lewis-Holdman, Lindey-Chapin, McDearmid-Merrill, Myers-Whitcomb, Olson-Goodman, Pembrook-Chew, Roberts-Myers, Rogers-Harnel, Rosdail-Jacobs, Sanger-McKibben, Stadden-Miller, Weatherford-Stadden, Weston-Andrews, Zeluff-Milliken

 Obituaries and Death Notices
From the 1840-1841 Illinois Free Trader
Lovina Coleman, Harriet (Gridley) Cushman, Milton G. Dunavan, Mrs. Eliza B. Gridley, Hugh M. Griggs , Mrs. Mary Oberdorf, William Sebring, Eliza Williams Thompson

From the 1840-1841 Illinois Free Trader
Administrator Notices: Ezra Ackley, James G. Armstrong, James C. Edgecombe, Samuel Lapsley
Ottawa Community News: Sketch of Ottawa in May 1841, The Ottawa Band
Accidents: Joseph Carr Drowns, Dr. Aaron Bain Drowned at Ferry
Misc news: Eliza Ann and James Levins Separation, Alson Woodruff Postmaster, John Hosford's Ox
Court news: May 1841 Circuit Court
Fires: W. L. Perce Barn destroyed by Fire

September 2016
Obituaries and Death Notices
Mabel (Hill) Wood

Thomas Tkach

Past Updates

Biographies, Homepages, and Family Pictures

The Ewing Family - Contributed by Linda Stewart

 Nadler Family Photos  - Contributed by Tracy McIntosh

PipersPages:   My family history which includes biographies on the LaSalle County families such as Dinkey, Norton and other related families)

Rosemary's Family Connections (Good website for genealogical information for the families of BAUMGARDNER, BURR, COOK, COWGILL, EBBS, ISHAM,  LOOMIS, MASSIE, PALASCHAK, PROMENSCHENKEL, STOCKING, WARWICK, and WIRICK.

 John Hossack of Ottawa, Illinois  (Great website by Jay W. Preston dedicated to the history of John Hossack, "Canal Builder. Grain and Lumber Merchant. Conductor on the Underground Railroad. Crusader for Human Rights and Liberty. Man of God.")

Stu Wilson's Family Tree Page  (Very good website for genealogical information. Stu has the following LaSalle Co. surnames listed Brown, Eades, Gray, Newman, Springer, Woodruff, and White.)

THIEMANN/THIEMAN Family Web Pages (Very nice pages by Roger L. Thiemann on his family history.  Roger also has a familytreemaker page with some nice family photos at http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/t/h/i/Roger-L-Thiemann/index.html)

The Schmitt Family Photo  - donated by Terri Davison

Silas Washington Bardwell   - Contributed by Perry Ward Jr.

Unknown family photos (link) - Contributed by Sarah Ferguson Potter

Sarah writes "I have some pictures from Grundy County and a few from La Salle, Illinois that need identifying they are believed to be from the Ferguson, Kay, and Steel families. But I don't know really who any of them are. TheLa Salle photos could be from the family of David T. Allan (originallly of La Salle) and his first wife Jessie Barr. Later he went on to marry Isabelle Ferguson, but didn't have any children with him b/c they were in their 40's when they married."

(If you have a LaSalle County Family  Genealogy or History Homepage and you'd like to have linked here, please let me know. )



La Salle County Community Links

Helpful Links and surrounding counties

Putnam County, IL History and Genealogy

Marshall County, IL History and Genealogy

Lee County, IL History and Genealogy

Woodford County, IL History and Genealogy

Grundy County IL History and Genealogy

Livingston County IL  History and Genealogy

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