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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.

Births

Biographies

Census

Cemeteries

County History

Deaths

Family History

Marriages

Military

Newspaper

Photos

Pioneers

 Obituaries and Death Notices

Township History

Village History

Wedding Anniversaries

Recent Updates

July 2015

Newspaper
Crime News: John Soter Sentenced to be Hung

June 2015

Obituaries and Death Notices
Obituary: Michael Giblin, Sr. - Submitted by Karen Giblin
Death Notices from the Illinois and Ottawa Free Trader: Sarah Jane Cawker, Christian H. Charles, Louisa F. Dear, Nathan Eels, James Glover, John H. Henderson, Vetrous Kelsey, James Leland, William R. Maclay, William Stadden, Joseph True, Mrs. M. Weatherford, Sarah Willi, Lucius Woodruff

Newspaper
ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE: Christian H. Charles, William Conway, James C. Edgecombe, James Little, Godfrey Pursley, William Stadden, Lucius Woodruff
Miscellaneous: Thomas Fitzmoris Looking for Sons (1840), Breach in the Canal (1848)
Fires: Mr. Beveridge Barn Destroyed by Fire (1848)
Accidents: Wake Family Die of Strychnine Poisoning (1848)
Schools: Mr. Hampton Opens School (1848), New School in District No. 5 (1848)
Ottawa News: Capt. Woodruff's Canal Boat (1848), Mr. Hasting's Daguerrean Rooms (1848)
Peru News: Capt. Dickenson's Steamer

Marriages
Marriage Notices:
1840: Jones-Burnett, Madison-Miller, Hicklin-Clark, Cook-Gunn,
1848: Watson-Jenkins, Heillmann-Adler, Mulein-True, Cook-Hart, Rich-Calvarly, Erwin-Goodell, Osman-Hise, Bull-Poty, Stickley-Morgan, Stetson-Beetle, Tuttle-Latshaw




January 2015 Updates: Obits and Death Notice: Jonathan Mason - Transcribed by Jim Dezotell; Obits and Death Notice: William Watson, Peter Schemerhorn, Mrs. Catharine Stout, George Fisher Smith

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. )
 
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