LaSalle County Illinois Queries

September & October 1998


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Surnames: MOONEY
Submitter: Charlene Kolterman (ckknfk@kdsi.net)
Date: 30 Oct 1998

Need info on Isaac MOONEY listed in the 1860 census in LaSalle Co.,ILL, page 1156. Would like to know name of wife and children and also their ages. There may have been other MOONEY families living in the area, but I don't have any information on them. Trying to connect this Isaac with my MOONEY line. Thanks!


Surnames: KINNEY BROWN DODGE ROBBINS
Submitter: Bruce Wertz (bwertz@hotmail.com)
Date: 29 Oct 1998

I am looking for genealogical information about Warren Brown and his wife Ruth Ann [Kinney] who resided in Peru, LaSalle county, Illinois. Warren died in 1855 and his wife died in 1859.Three of Warren and Ruth's children were: Lawrence Pembrook Brown (1830-1893) Ruth Ann Brown (1831-1916) married Grenville Dodge Juliette Louise (1836-1901) married Myron W. Robbins


Surnames: RADKE REIBERT
Submitter: Rick/Mary Elbert (tarwyn@ticon.net)
Date: 28 Oct 1998

We are looking for any information regarding Joseph Radke, born Apr 29, 1885 in Streator, IL and Dora Elizabeth Reibert, born Dec 10, 1889 in Streator, Il. They were married Apr 28, 1909 in Ottawa, IL. Dora was the daughter of Casper Reibert. Her siblings were John, Tillie and a Mrs. Lawrence Bredle. John had three nephews: Albert, Charles and Samuel, all lived in the Chicago area in the late thirties. Joseph passed away Apr 18, 1939 in Kankakee, IL. and Dora Feb 27, 1966 in Kankakee, IL.


Surnames: KINMAN HOUSTON (HUSTON)
Submitter: Leroy Gailey (RGailey@aol.com)
Date: 26 Oct 1998

Searching for information on KINMAN and/or HOUSTON (HUSTON?). George Allen KINMAN and Lousia Watts HOUSTON KINMAN first child born in Sherdin. Naamah Narcissus KINMAN born 11-28-1868.My Grandfather George Allen was born in Illinois and this may be the county. His father was Elighand his brothers were Levi, Elice, Henry and John. Any information will be appreciated. Thanks, Leroy Gailey


Surnames: BELDEN BELDIN CHAMBERS DAVEY WALTER
Submitter: Alice Allen (dcaallen@pacifier.com)
Date: 25 Oct 1998

Looking for information on Alexander Jackson BELDEN, his wife Nancy Elizabeth DAVEY, and their family, who were residents in Ross Grove area from mid 1850-s until about 1870. A number of his children were born here, including my gr grandmother, Nina Lily Belden, in 1859. Some of the children married in La Salle Co., including oldest daughter Ellen, who married Gus CHAMBERS, and Emily, who married Thomas WALTER.


Surnames: SNYDER
Submitter: Denise Johnson (dj22256@aol.com)
Date: 24 Oct 1998

I'm trying to locate the death location and date of Henry Snyder. He resided in Mendota in 1910 census and passed away before 1916 state death index system started. He doesn't show up in LaSalle Co. death records, which could be an err or he could have moved. Does anyone have suggestions for finding him? He was alone and most likely no obit would appear. Which Mendota area cemeteries were operating in 1910 - 1915? Were there city directories to trace residency? I'm not familiar with the area and would like help


Surnames: ANGELL COLBY STUDEBAKER MYERS RIBERS ROSS
Submitter: Herbert Angell (jangell@aol.com)
Date: 23 Oct 1998

Searching for HERBERT FITHIAN ANGELL, b: abt. 1918 to Sidney Lee (b: 1885,d:1950) and Lena Ribers b:1896,d:1975)Angell. A grandchild of Everett (b:1848,d:1929) and Mary Ross Angell (b:1851,d:1924). Siblings of Herbert Fithian Angell: Llewellyn Burrill Angell (b: abt 1910), Evelyn (b: abt1915, d: 1918), Leona Angell Colby (b: abt 1922). Siblings of Sidney Lee Angell: Edythe Angell Myers (Mrs. William, b: October 1893), Jennie Angell Studebaker (Mrs. Oscar, b: July 1, 1872), and Edward L. Angell (b: 1881). Family lived in Vermillionville, Marseilles and Ottawa.




Surnames: MARTIN
Submitter: Mary Ann Widman (marywdmn@fgi.net)
Date: 22 Oct 1998

Martin - I am looking for information on the Henry and Margaret (George) Martin family. They came to America from England. Some of the children were born in England but my great grandmother Sarah Jemima Martin Sanftleben Stallings was born in Ottawa, IL according to her marriage license. She married Henry (Heinrich) Sanftleben. Sarah was born on 11/1866. I do not know how long the family lived in Ottawa or when they came there. Sarah and Henry were married in E. St. Louis, at St. Mary's Mission Church. Sarah had three sisters, Maragaret, Maria and Mary. Brothers named Samuel and Isaac. If you have any information on this family, please do not hesitate to contact me at my email address or by snail mail at Mary Ann Widman, 1201 7th St., Highland, IL 62249.




Surnames: OLSON (OLOFSSON)
Submitter: George C. Shippey (gshippey@tfb.com)
Date: 21 Oct 1998

I am looking for any information concerning my great grandfather, Mons (Mans) Olson (olofsson) who emigrated from Sweden with his family in 1854.He is believed to have farmed in Eden Township. His wife, three daughters and one son died of the Cholera plague in 1855. He left LaSalle County in 1855 or 1856 and went to Minnesota. I believe his first family may be buried some wherein Eden Twp.Any information would be appreciated.




Surnames: MONTGOMERY FARLOW FULTON
Submitter: Jerry L. Price (jerry.l.price@boeing.com)
Date: 20 Oct 1998

Thomas William MONTGOMERY, b.1818, Edinburgh, Scotland, d.1908, Dana, LaSalle Co., IL and Mary FARLOW, b. 9/24/1821, Tyrone, Ireland, d. 1905, Dana, LaSalle Co., IL were married on 7/24/1844 in Glasgow, Scotland. They came to Philadelphia in 1845. Moved to Peoria Co.,IL in 1855. Moved to Dana, IL in 1867 and remained there. They had 10 children, only 3 lived to adulthood; William Thomas MONTGOMERY b. 1850 d. ??John Irvin MONTGOMERY b. 1854 d. 1934Robert Ell(s)worth MONTGOMERY b. 1857 d. 1935William Thomas MONTGOMERY came to Saline Co., KANSAS, date unknown. He married Nancy E. FULTON, b.??, in Feb. 1876. They had 11 children, 9 lived to adult hood; Edna b. 7/2/1880 d. 1952Robert b. 2/8/1881 d. 1931Lulu Maude b. 8/28/1886 d. ??William Henry b. 7/16/1884 d. 9/16/1967Rachel b. 12/9/1888 d. ??Clyde b. 7/8/1892 d. ??Carl Burdette b. 12/1/1893 d. ??Everett b. 6/5/1896 d. 7/8/1960Edith Ellen b. 1/1/1900 d. ?? Winfred Devoe b. 8/10/1878 d. 12/3/1892Thrown by horse.I am interested in all branches and information. Everett Leo MONTGOMERY was my grandfather. He married Florence Josephine PETERSON on 12/18/1918, Saline Co. KS. Thanks for any help. Jerry


Surnames: PETERS SMITH MOORHEAD HUBBARD
Submitter: Brenda Manion (Azbrenda@aol.com)
Date: 19 Oct 1998

Our ancestors John Moorhead PETERS, born Apr 9, 1832 in Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland, and Julia Elizabeth SMITH, born Feb 25, 1847 in N.Y., were married in Mendota on Feb 17, 1874. John's parents were Peter PETERS and Elizabeth MOORHEAD, both born in Ireland. Julia's parents were Solomon Blakesly SMITH and Lucia Hyde HUBBARD. John and Julia died in Dunlap, Iowa. If you are researching this PETERS family, please get in touch!


Surnames: HODGES MELLINGTON
Submitter: Terasa Hodges (pcuser@horizon.hit.net)
Date: 19 Oct 1998
URL: http://www.hit.net/~pcuser/hodges.html

Searching for information on the family of DeWitt & Sarah Hodges who lived in La Salle County circa 1860. Two children, possibly were twins. Albert Ross and Alice May Sullivan list on their marriage license applications as having been born in LaSalle County. Alice's application states near Louica? Any help with the location would be greatly appreciated.


Surnames: RASMUSSON
Submitter: Ronald Rasmusson (Ronald6005@aol.com)
Date: 18 Oct 1998

Search for ansestors of Silas Russell Rasmusson


Surnames: ADAIR
Submitter: Paul Adair (padair@tconl.com)
Date: 06 Oct 1998

I am searching for the location of the Morris Adair(Maurice Adair) farm located in Earl Township in 1860.


Surnames: MOORE GOULD
Submitter: Laureen Johnson (wite@icanect.net)
Date: 05 Oct 1998

Warner M. GOULD, my g grandfather was born 1848 at ? In 1871 he had a son born to him in Otto Co, NE named George GOULD. In 1876 he was in Schuyler Co., IL and married Martha Moore. In 1880 he was still in Schuyler Co and a daughter Olive GOULD was born to Martha and Warner. Ollie was my grandmother. Martha MOORE married 3 times: (1) Warner Gould (2) Billings Robinson (3) Frank Shepherd. Martha Moore/Gould/Robinson/Shepherd is buried OTTAWA, ILLINOIS CEMETERY, W/fRANK, maiden name Moore.


Surnames: HAHN
Submitter: Glenda Odell (GOdell4848@aol.com)
Date: 04 Oct 1998

Charlotte HAHN, age 29, widow of Johan Albrecht HAHN, with young children, David, Mary, Charlotte, Anne, Albert was residing in Freedom Twp. in 1865. He died shortly before 1865. Family storey says Charlotte died from a snake bite. Searching for their death dates and burial locations. The children may have lived with other families after their mother's death. Any info welcome.


Surnames: WICKERT
Submitter: Charles Dralle (chas4809@www.ezl.com)
Date: 03 Oct 1998

I am looking or information on Diedrich August Wickert, He was born in Germany (probably Hartum) 13 Aug 1833 to Fredrich Wilhem Christian Wickertand Anna Marie Held. He supposedly lived near Peru, LaSalle, IL. Any information will be appreciated.


Surnames: MOORE SHEPHERD GOULD ROBINSON
Submitter: Laureen Johnson (wite@icanect.net)
Date: 01 Oct 1998
URL: GOULD/ROBINSON/SHEPHERD

Martha Moore was married 3 times.1) Warner Gould b. 1848 ?Martha and Warner had one child in Otto Co., NE named George Gould Olive Gould was born in 1880 Ray, Schuyler Co., IL.2) Billings Robinson married Martha Moore?3) Frank Shepherd married Martha Moore. Frank and Martha are buried in Ottawa. Any info contactwite@icanect.net


Surnames: CHURCHILL
Submitter: Robert Bailey (rbailey@lisco.net)
Date: 30 Sep 1998

I am seaching for John Churchill and his wife Margaret and any other Churchills, whom I believe may have lived in LaSalle County during the 1860's and the 1870's. I need any information from census, marriage, birth and death records. I would be very grateful to anybody who can find any information for me. Thank you Robert Bailey


Surnames: BEAGLE JONES CAREY
Submitter: Sandy Daltrey (hotspurs@gwtc.net)
Date: 28 Sep 1998

I am seeking information on John Carey who married Georgette Helen Beagle on 19 Oct 1870in LaSalle County. Georgette had a daughter, Marcia Franke, by a previous marriage to Hiram Jones. John and Georgette had a daughter, Josie Vena Eliza, born 28 July 1871 in Ottawa, Illinois. Georgette divorced John when the children were quite young. I would be interested in obtaining more information on John, such as his birth and death dates and who his parents and siblings were. Who were Georgette's family? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Sandy Daltrey hotspurs@gwtc.net


Surnames: EOFF PEARL BROWN
Submitter: JOHN G. TESNAR (jtesnar@aol.com)
Date: 28 Sep 1998

EOFF, Margaret. Trying to find obit that would give pertinent info on Margaret. Father was Charles Eoff (middle initial or name not know) who had lived in Evanston, Cook Co., IL., and had died before 1986. Margaret was b 1917 and died October 23, 1995. Last known address was in Streator, IL. Believe was related to Sarah Catherine (PEARL) BROWN whose mother was an EOFF from KY and father was a Pearl from KY. Any and all help and suggestions would be appreciated. Please respond to jtesnar@aol.com


Surnames: GREEN
Submitter: Tammy Marsh (lullabye@abcs.com)
Date: 27 Sep 1998

I am looking for information on my great grandfather, Clarence David Green. He was born sometime in 1881. He was born in Dayton, Il. I don't know any more information about him or his family.


Surnames: GRIERSON FINLAYSON POUK
Submitter: Lisa Laffey (llaffey@centraltex.net)
Date: 26 Sep 1998

GRIERSON, FINLAYSON -- I am looking for info on John GRIERSON b.1838 in Scotland and d.1925 in Streator, LaSalle Co. His wife was Margaret FINLAYSON b.1838 in Scotland and d.1912 also in Streator, LaSalle Co. They had 5 children: Jemima GRIERSON Pugh, Rebecca GRIERSON, Janet GRIERSON POUK, Mary GRIERSON Morgan, and Rebecca GRIERSON Benton. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Surnames: MILLS
Submitter: Lynda Mills Smith (smith@hsonline.net)
Date: 25 Sep 1998

I am seeking information about the Mills family of LaSalle County. Daniel Mills, Daniel C. Mills (1832- ), Sarah (Smith) Mills, Albert F. Mills (1858-1939), Eliza (Hogoboom) Mills


Surnames: DOLL
Submitter: Virginia Mattern (mettern@mtco.com)
Date: 20 Sep 1998

I'm looking for information on the Doll soda water factory that was located in Lasalle.


Surnames: COATS THRASHER
Submitter: Ellwyn Swegle (swegle1@accessus.com)
Date: 19 Sep 1998

Looking for parents & families of Emma Elvira Coats who married Pliney Thrasher in 1860 &Laura Agnes Coats who married James H Thrasher 1866, both married in LaSalle County.


Surnames: EVANS MESSERLIE
Submitter: Chris Evans (mcev@inil.com)
Date: 16 Sep 1998

I am searching for information on Enoch EVANS and Bertha Henrieta MESSERLIE who lived in Peru, LaSalle County, Illinois. Bertha was listed as born in Peru March 7, 1855. Enoch was born in England and participated in the Civil War. They had 2 sons one in 1878 and one in 1880.


Surnames: JACOB OSSMAN
Submitter: Lynn Brod (Lynnmbrn@aol.com)
Date: 16 Sep 1998

Searching for OSSMAN & JACOB families. Immigrants from Germany, settled in and around Mendota area. Looking for their hometowns, ancestors, siblings, spouses, children.


Surnames: PIERGUE CHAMBERS EVANS
Submitter: Terri Hostbjor (oma_opa@msn.com)
Date: 12 Sep 1998

PIERGUE, EMIL ALBERT: Born Ottawa, IL 1869; died? October, 1929; Ottawa IL. Have a picture of him with my father on his knee (around 1920). Dad remembers him as jolly Frenchman in Council Bluffs, Iowa; perhaps a tavern owner. Dad thinks he married his grandmother, Marie Kemp/Camp Chambers and adopted his mom, Vesta Chambers Evans. Vesta died in 1925 in Stockton, CA and is buried in Omaha, NE. No records except obscure GEDCOM file exists with reference to Emil Albert.


Surnames: CROTTY KANEALY O'KEEFE
Submitter: Ann Hartney (hartney_a@fortlewis.edu)
Date: 11 Sep 1998

CROTTY/KANEALY in La Salle and/or Grundy Counties--Seeking any info on Michael Crotty who married Elizabeth O'Keefe Kanealy in early 1850's in the Ottawa area. Elizabeth was widow with 3 children--John, Mary, and Julia Kanealy. Julia died young. Elizabeth and Michael Crotty had son named Christopher Crotty in 1855 in La Salle or Grundy County. Family moved to Iowa circa 1857. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Surnames: STEVENS MADDEN DONOHUE
Submitter: Bobby Dobbins Title (Snibbod1@aol.com)
Date: 08 Sep 1998

George A. STEVENS, for whom Stevens Point Wisconsin is named, lived in Mendota, LaSalle Co., in 1860 with his son Chester Dana Stevens. Chester was married to Ellen Madden, dau ofStephen & Honora MADDEN, who also lived in Mendota, as did Ellen's sister JuliaMADDEN, married to Peter DONOHUE. I am particularly looking for documentation of Chester's role in the Civil War. Family letter from 1864 says he was with commissary in Tennessee. He does not appear on military rolls; could he be providing supplies? Would like help with this and will share all with other descendants.


Surnames: RUPPERT GOODING
Submitter: jocelyn weger (weger@gci-net.com/)
Date: 07 Sep 1998




Surnames: WESTCOTT FORD
Submitter: Brian Heintzelman (CochiseH@aol.com)
Date: 05 Sep 1998
URL: n/a

Looking for any ancestors of, or information relating to: Orville (or Orval) Tanner Westcott(1819-1888) and/or his wife, Sarah Ann Scott Westcott (1828-?), their children, Milton Scott Westcott, Edwin Everate Westcott and his twin, Emma Evora Westcott, Myron Benjamin Westcott; or their daughter-in-law Ella Jane Martin Westcott; their grandchildren, Jessie Scott Westcott, Alice Westcott; or their great-grandchildren, Alice Lorene Ford or Vivian Sidney Ford. All parties are deceased, except Alice Lorene Ford (Heintzelman), my mother, who is 91years old. All lived part or all of their lives in Ottawa or Marsailles. Most areburied in what was once called Southside Cemetery, Ottawa, or Riverview Cemetery, Marsailles. Would also like any information about the civil war service of Milton Scott Westcott. His gravestone shows that he served in the 3rd Illinois Cavalry, Company I. Anyinformation would be gratefully received, and acknowledged as soon as possible. (Posted 9/4/98)


Surnames: DEAN
Submitter: Bettye Wingate (OHIBETTE@aol.com)
Date: 05 Sep 1998

Searching for any information on ENOS DEAN and families. I believe Enos was my greatgreatgreat grandfather. Children were Israel, Marinda Jesse, Enos , James W. Silas, Wm. J.,Elizabeth and wife Ann. Enos was born around 1812 and Ann born around 1822. Jesse(my grgrgrandfather was born in Illinois in 1844. Jesse, James, Enos and Silas were born in Illinois.


Surnames: LEONARD
Submitter: Nancy White (johnan@gte.net)
Date: 04 Sep 1998

LEONARD, John: Son, Alfred LeRoy (Roy) Leonard states in his marriage record that he was the son of John Leonard and ___ (unable to read mother's name) and born in La Salle Co IL abt 1875 or 1876. Roy's marriage license, dated Oct 31, 1990, ask his age on his next birthday-its says "25". This marriage took place in Marshall Co., IA. Would really appreciate any information on John Leonard and his family.


Surnames: TREGAY HEATH HARVEY MASON
Submitter: Alice Lindsey-Fluegge (alicelinzy@aol.com)
Date: 04 Sep 1998

I am doing research on the family of John Tregay. The family information is as follows: It appears that they immigrated from Cornwall to New York between 1842-1848. Then to Mineral Point, WI from 1847 to 1877 and then to LaSalle, IL. JOHN TREGAY (Father JOHN Tregay, mother Jane Harvey, both born in Cornwall) was born November/10/1849 in Mineral Point, Wi, and died Abt. 1936 in Peru, Il. He married SARAH HEATH January/18/1877 in Mineral Point, W, daughter of RICHARD HEATH and AMELIA MASON. Children of JOHN TREGAY and SARAH HEATH are: i. BLANCHE TREGAY, b. March/13/1878, LaSalle, IL; d. October/13/1958, LaSalle, IL. ii. ELMER TREGAY, b. September/1880, Il; d. November/16/1962, LaSalle, Il; m. JANE (MNUKN TREGAY),LaSalle, Il. iii. LLOYD TREGAY, b. October/22/1883, LaSalle, Il; d. April/26/1960, Oak Park, Il; m. MYRTLE MARJORIE GARDINER, June/18/1919, Winnepeg, Canada. iv. CLIFFORD TREGAY, b. March/18/1888, LaSalle, Il; d. March/1981. If anyone knows any information onthis family please contact me. Thank you. Alice F.


Surnames: KILLORAN
Submitter: Barbara Goodall (CAGSR @aol.com)
Date: 04 Sep 1998
URL: http://www.CAGSR@AOL

I have information from the 1860 census for La Salle Cty, La Salle Township that my ggf. Michael Killoran and my ggm Ellen are listed with IR after their names. Does this mean they were born in Ireland? If so, would there be any records in the Genealogical Library. Anyhelpwould be appreciated.


Surnames: FINNEGAN DONELON FARREN
Submitter: Ted Berntsen (tjbern@aol.com)
Date: 01 Sep 1998

Researching FINNEGAN surname. Any info appreciated. ELIZABETH FINNEGAN b.1854,County Armagh, Ireland Father: Patrick Finnegan, b. Ireland Mother: Mary Farren, b.Ireland,1813Married: Michael Patrick Donelon, Mendota, Ill., 1874Arrived La Salle, Peru, LaSalleCounty, Ill, ca 1867Moved to Mt. Carmel, Carroll Co, Ia, in 1874


Surnames: COSGROVE
Submitt er:
Patti Kammerer (gpkam@Th eRamp.net)
Date: 01 Sep 1998

Looking for Mary Lowe. I saw your query for PETER COSGROVE of LaSalle Co. I am working on the same family and would like to hear from you.


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