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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.

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 2016
Obit:
W. G. Brown - Transcribed by Peggy Thompson
Bios: David W. Stall, Reason V. Myers, Delmont M. Kennedy, A. G. Bardwell


June 2016

Military
1896 G.A.R. Posts Membership List - Post 247 At Ranson, Illinois & Post 656 In Peru, Illinois.


Newspaper
Ottawa News: 1840 Sketch Of Ottawa, Ottawa Centre, Dayton And Geneva (Kane County)
Misc News: Patrick O'Brien is 101 years
Crime News: Anthony Wolf Murders Jacob Back

Wedding Anniversaries
Mr. and Mrs. M. Freidman

 Obituaries and Death Notices
J. G. Armstrong , Sarah Louisa Morey, William Seabring, Mary Catharine Shuler



March 2016

Newspaper

1849 News from the Ottawa Free Trader

Marriage Notices

ANFINSON-THOMPSON
BEBEE-BURCHAM
BROWN-KEYES
CLAYPOOL-PALMER
CONARD-DEBOLT
DOLDER-DOLDER
DOMINY-POOT
DUDLY-FOLY
FISHER-MANN
FOWLER-PHILLIPS
GOODING-PRESCOTT
HINMAN-ALDEN
KING-RICE
KIRKPATRICK-BALDWIN
KIRWAN-PRESTON
LAWRENCE-HICKLING
MERRITT-WESTFALL
MOORE-LOY
MORRISON-HOWLAND
MUDGE-CHUBBUCK
NASH-PENNEL
PACKINGHAM-RICE
PARRISH-MATHIES
POOL-DOMINY
TEETER-GOODAIR
THOMAS-GLEASON
THOMPSON-PRESTON
WAGONER-BROCK
WHITMORE-SCOVEL

Miscellaneous News
Flooding on the Fox and Illinois Rivers (Spring 1849)
Mr. Sharwood Beats Mr. Delano's Fishing Record
Mr. Black Missing
George Lamb Won't Pay Wife's Debts
J. D. Mark Loses Pocket Book
Mr. Erwin Missing
Mr. E. B. Newton's Inn

Crime News
Mr. Monroe Attacked
William Songer Convicted of Horse Theft
Kelly is Arrested for Stealing Wife and Money

Administrative Notices
Thomas Orr
George Hays
Bazel Hunter
Matthew Neary

NEWS-ILLNESS
Deaths from Cholera Epidemic (Ottawa and Norwegian Settlement)
Richard Condin Loses Three Children to Diphtheria

Canal News
Canal Opened
Breach in the Canal

NEWS - ACCIDENTS
Mr. Burns Drowns
Richard Phelps Thrown from Horse and Killed

School News
New Schools Opened (Singing School, Select School, West Ottawa School)

OTTAWA NEWS
Steam Mills

NEWS- GOVERNMENT
New Township Commissioners



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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