LaSalle County Illinois Biographies, Sketches and Obituaries

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J. Q. Eastwood

Alexander Eaton

Seth Eaton

Albert H. Ebersol

A. M. Ebersol

Joseph Ebersol

Nathaniel Eddy

James Edgecomb

Richard Edgecomb

Calvin Eells

Nathan Eels

Jacob Elliott

Mr. Ellis

Mr. Enos

Tortal H. Erickson

J. Q. Eastwood

J. Q. Eastwood came in 1836; died about 1847. His widow married Nathaniel Hibbard, from New Jersey ; died some two years since.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Mission, Page 420 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

Alexander Eaton

Alexander Eaton, from Middleborough, Mass., in April, 1836; married Dorcas Little, from Plymouth, N. H., and settled on S. 8, T. 32, R. 2; a farmer. His children are: Charles L., married Abby L. White, on the old farm; Julius A., married Rosa White, and lives in Deer Park; Nellie R., married Homer Palmer in Deer Park; William, and Lucia T., are at home.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Deer Creek, Page 335 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

Seth Eaton

Seth Eaton, came from Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, in September, 1834, and settled at Vermillionville ; was partner with James M. Leonard, in a store, saw, and flouring mill, and is now residing in the town of Vermillion; his wife, Miss Allen, died,'and he afterward married Maria Bailey. His son, Frank, was killed in the battle at Fort Donaldson. The children of his last wife are : Clarence, Sarah, Belle, and Anna-all at home.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Deer Creek, Page 332-333 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

Albert H. Ebersol

Albert H. Ebersol came from Dauphin County,Pa., to Grand Rapids, with his father, Joseph Ebersol; married Miss Celia Pearre ; has one son, Joseph P.; he is now the oldest settler in Grand Rapids.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Ottawa, 485 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

A. M. Ebersol

A. M. Ebersol. son of Joseph Ebersol, came with his father's family in 1834. He was married to Miss C. C. Whittlesey, by the Kev. Owen Lovejoy, the renowned abolitionist, in 1844, having made a journey to Princeton to have the ceremony performed by that distinguished man. Mr. Ebersol has been an active citizen ; he has been Superintendent of a Sunday School twenty-three years ; Justice of the Peace; Elder in the Presbyterian Church ; Town Clerk twelve years, and Secretary of the Old Settlers' Association. He has six children : Calistine and Elizabeth, are at home; Lelia, married Lewis Hodgson, went West; James, married Miss Tryon, and lives in Ford County; E. Corinne, wife of Mr. Coleman, lives near home ; Alice, married Charles T. Ferrel.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Fall River, Page 393 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

Joseph Ebersol

Joseph Ebersol, with Elizabeth Shuey, his wife, and family, came from Harrisburg, Pa., and in August,1834, purchased of Mrs.McKernan, her claim on S. 5, and made that his home, till he died in 1873. His wife died in 1870. He was a blacksmith by trade, though a farmer most of his life ; he brought his anvil and other tools to Illinois. Improvement was made on his farm in 1828 ; orchard set in 1830. He left seven children: A. M., (see Fall River); Daniel, (see Ottawa) ; Albert, in Grand Rapids ; Catharine, married Michael Budd ; Louisa, married Geo. H. Rugg, now of Ottawa; Helen, married Edward Reed, of Grand Rapids ; Samuel was thrown from a horse, and killed, when 33 years old.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Grand Rapids, Page 451-452 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

Nathaniel Eddy

Nathaniel Eddy, from Virginia, in 1833, bought a claim of John Slater, west of Bailey's Point; he kept a store. Eddy, Holdridge and Bailey built a sawmill on Bailey's creek near its mouth ; Eddy moved West.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Eden, Page 351 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

James Edgecomb

James Edgecomb came from New Providence, West Indies, in 1835, and settled on Covell creek, west of Ottawa, and died soon after.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, South Ottawa, Page 259 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

Richard Edgecomb

Richard Edgecomb, from New Providence, West Indies, came in 1835 ; moved to Ottawa.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Brookfield, Page 448 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

Calvin Eells

Calvin Eells, from Oneida County, New York, came to La Salle County in 1831, went West for a year or two, then returned to New York, and in 1836 removed with his widowed mother to South Ottawa, and settled on Section 28. He married Louisa Brown, who died about 1850. He afterward married S. A. Tucker. His first wife's children are: Frederick, who married Ernestine Maines, lives in South Ottawa; Charles B., married Eliza Maines in Vermillion County; Nathaniel is on the old farm, and Lucien in Kansas; Susan O. married George H. Maines, on the old farm; Marcus is in Farm Ridge; Isabella, married Samuel Poundstone, of Farm Ridge. The second wife has two sons: Douglass A. is in Odell; Horace is with his mother, near the old place.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, South Ottawa, Page 262 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

Nathan Eels

Nathan Eels, from Franklin County, Massachusetts, came to Beardstown in 1822. Mr. Eels died soon after. The widow, Hopy Peterson, and family, came to La Salle County in 1834, and made a claim on the Illinois Bottom, below Buffalo Rock, and bought their land at the sale in 1835. Of their children, Nathan died single, in 1849 ; Hopy married James Strawn, and is living in Ottawa; Bradford V. married Susan Thurston, and died in 1847; Varanua married Elizabeth Dresser, and died in California, in 1874; Hubbard married Harriet Uhler; his second wife was Lucy Bennett; they are living in Colorado; Adoniram J. married Fanny Bridges; Jonathan died single; Lydia married J. G. Stone, for many years a resident of Ottawa, now in Chicago; Franklin married Jane Buckley, and was killed at the battle of Perrysville, Kentucky.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Ottawa, Page 244 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

Jacob Elliott

Jacob Elliott, and wife, Mehitable Cook, from New Hampshire, in 1839, resided at Lowell. He died in 1841, leaving four children. His son Charles married Lucy Bach; second wife, Harriet Huntington. He was a partner of William Seeley in the town of Lowell and water-power adjoining. They built the stone mill, and anticipated building up a manufacturing town that would not disgrace its namesake in Massachusetts. It was not a success proportioned to the enterprise of its founders, and the early death of its proprietors put a stop to its further progress. Charles Elliott was for several years a Justice of the Peace and County Commissioner: he died about 1855 or '56, and left one son by his first wife, Jacob, who married a daughter of Sargeant Cummings, and lives in Iowa; Sarah, the daughter of his second wife, married Uriah Painter, and lives at Streator. Jacob Elliott's other children were: Cook, who married Jane Wiswall, and died soon after; Mary, married Emery Stanford, now dead; Sarah, married a Mr. Weber, both are dead.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Vermillion, Page 292 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

Mr. Ellis

Mr. Ellis, from Canada, made a claim on Section 11 in 1833, and sold to Norris. Norris made a small improvement, sold, and left. Ellis died soon after, and his widow became insane.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Deer Creek, Page 341 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

Mr. Enos and Mr. Pate

Mr. Enos came from Sangamon County in 1829; settled on Section 18, and sold his claim to Mr. Pate, who came from the same county in 1830, and he sold to Jacob Moon in 1831. Enos and Pate were frontier men, and went West.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Vermillion, Page 289 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

Tortal H. Erickson

Tortal H. Erickson, from Norway to Ottawa in 1837, to Rutland in 1840, then to California and Australia, and back to Miller in 1866 ; married Helen Pierson ; has eight children.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Miller, Page 460 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]