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1877 Biographical Directory

Taken from The Past and Present of La Salle County, Illinois
Chicago: H. F. Kett & Co., Cor. 5th Ave. and Washington St. 1877

Allen Township

Name Occupation & Notes Township
ABRAMS, A. Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
AHERN, J. Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
ALLEN, W. F. Drugs;  Ransom Allen Township
BABCOCK, H. F. Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
BAKER, Wm. Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
BANKENDORF, C. Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
BEARNHART, J. Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
BERGE, G., Jr. Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
BERGE, G., Sr. Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
BLOCKER, A. Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
BRADISH, C. Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
BRADY, A. P. Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
BRADY, O. Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
BREARTON, Patrick Farm;  Ransom.  Born in Ireland.  To U. S. in 1846 and to this county 1854.  Married 1853 in New York to Ellen CARROLL.  Five children. Allen Township
BREECE, D. C. Plasterer;  Ransom Allen Township
BROWN, Robert J. Merchant;  Ransom Allen Township
BROWN, Wm. L. Merchant;  Ransom Allen Township
BURLINGHAM, Wm. Wagon maker;  Ransom Allen Township
BURNS, I. N. Merchant;  Ransom Allen Township
BURR, Harvey I. Farmer;  Kinsman.  Born Jefferson Co., N. Y. 1830.  To this county 1855.  Married 1860, Ella A. FULLER, from Akron, Ohio.  Children:  Charles A., 1861;  Bennie A., 1864;  Laura, 1868; Flora, 1872;  Albert, 1875. Allen Township
CALDWELL, Joseph Cheese maker;  Ransom.  Born in New Hampshire 1828.  To this county 1876.  Married 1867 in Winnebago Co., to Elizabeth, daughter of James SHAW of Rockton.  Children:  Edith E. and Shaw Hudson. Allen Township
CLEAL, Arbert Farmer;  Ransom.  Born England 1852.  To Chicago 1854, and to La Salle Co. in 1861.  Married 1873, Ida May DEVEREAUX.  She was daughter of Esira and Oliver DEVEREAUX.  Born in this county 1856.  Children: Ada Luella, born 1876. Allen Township
CLEAL, G. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
CLEAL, H. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
CLEAL, J. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
CLEAL, S. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
CLIFFORD, Martin   Allen Township
COCHRAN, J. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
COCHRAN, M. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
COCHRAN, S. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
COCHRAN, Wm. M. Farmer;  Ransom.  Born in Adams Co., Ohio 1845.  To this county with parents in 1851.  Married 1868, Martha A. BRYAN, of Adams Co., Ohio. Allen Township
COLEMAN, M. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
COLLISON, Ed Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
COLLISON, Wm. Sr. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
COLLISON, Wm. Jr. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
CONARD, W. H. Farmer;  Nevada Allen Township
CORBITT, T. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
CORBITT, T., Jr. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
CORBITT, Wm. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
CRANGLE, P. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
CRITTENDEN, E. Laborer;  Blackstone Allen Township
CRITTENDEN, E. W. Farm;  Blackstone Allen Township
DALTON, B. Farm;  Nevada Allen Township
DALTON, N. Farm;  Nevada Allen Township
DEEGAN, J. Farm;  Nevada Allen Township
DEEGAN, Peter Laborer;  Ransom Allen Township
DELEHANTY, P. Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
DELEZENE, Geo. Carpenter;  Ransom Allen Township
DEMPLE, Ed. Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
DETLOFF, C. Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
DIVINE, J. Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
DIVINE, M. Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
DOHNER, P. Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
DONALDSON, C. Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
DOUGLASS, A. N. Farm; Kinsman Allen Township
DOXDIMER, M. Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
FAVORITE, J. Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
FAVORITE, Jeremiah Ag. implts.  Ransom.  Born Miami Co., Ohio 1827.  Married 1859, Susan WARFIELD, of that county.  Children:  Joseph A., aged 17;  Walter E., aged 15;  Ethel, aged 13; Druzilla, aged 11; Alvin, aged 6. Allen Township
FALLON, M. Laborer;  Ransom Allen Township
FOLK, Daniel Farm;  Ransom.  Born Franklin Co., Penn. 1819.  To Ohio and while there married in 1843, Susanna BOWERIZE.  Children:  Eliza Jane; Mary A.; Isabel; Daniel; Louisa.  Wife died in 1862.  He married in 1864, Mary ONSTATT and came to La Salle Co. the same year. Allen Township
FOLK, D., Jr. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
FOLK, H. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
FOLK, H. S. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
FOUT, Chas. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
FRY, Jas. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
FRY, Mrs. Johanna Ransom.  Widow of Adam.  He was born in Stark Co., Ohio in 1816.  She in Tuscarawas Co. in 1824.  They were married in 1843 and came to this county in 1851.  They had nineteen children.  Seven living:  Catherine; Hezekiah; Joseph; Elizabeth; Morgiana; Franklin; Ida May. Allen Township
FRY, H. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
GAHN, H. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
GAHN, A. Laborer;  Ransom Allen Township
GEHEBER, J. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
GEHEBER, P. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
GRIFFITH, B. R. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
GRIFFITH, David Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
HAGI, Jacob Carpenter;  Ransom Allen Township
HAGY, J. Blacksmith;  Ransom Allen Township
HALLIGAN, Christ Laborer;  Ransom Allen Township
HARTY, J. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
HELD, J. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
HELBLING, C. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
HELM, Sam H. Farmer;  Ransom.  Born in Brown Co., Ohio 1833.  To La Salle Co. 1857.  Married 1857, Phoebe M. REES, of this county.  She died 1870.   Their son was Jas. A.  Married #2 in 1871, Martha J. NEVILLE.  Children:  Mary F., 1873;  Oliver M., 1874;  Charles E., 1876. Allen Township
HERBERT, P. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
HERBERT, P. F. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
HIGGINS, J. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
HILAND, Peter Laborer;  Ransom Allen Township
HILL, Geo. Laborer;  Ransom Allen Township
HILLER, S. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
HINKELMAN, C. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
HOTTON, E. J. Farmer;  Kinsman.  Born in France 1843.  To this county 1860.  Married 1871, Cora E., daughter of Hiram and Susan FULLER, a native of Akron, Ohio.  Children:  two living:  Rose N., 1873;  David P., 1876. Allen Township
HOWARD, T. J. Laborer;  Ransom Allen Township
HUDSON, Geo. Laborer;  Ransom Allen Township
IRECK, David Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
JENNINGS, H. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
JENNINGS, T. A. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
JOHNSON, I. C. Laborer;  Ransom Allen Township
JONES, Henry F. Horse shoer;  Ransom.  Born Plainfield, New Hampshire in 1841.  To this county 1859.  Married in Peru 1876, Mrs. Catherine BOSLEY (maiden name DENEHE).  Daughter, Lilly M., aged 10 yrs; and 3 step-children:  Caroline; Benjamin F.; and Albert W. BOSLEY, aged 22, 20, & 16. Allen Township
KEELEY, Wm. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
KLEIBER, A. Farmer;  Kernan Allen Township
KLEIBER, J. Farmer;  Blackstone Allen Township
KERNS, H. Farmer;  Kinsman Allen Township
LANE, A. W. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
LANE, Barthe Rents farm;  Ransom Allen Township
LANE, E. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
LANE, Elias Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
LANE, M. C. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
LANE, M. J. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
LANE, T. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
LANE, Wm. H. H. Farmer;  Ransom.  Born Brown Co., Ohio 1840.  To this county 1854.  (His father, Elias LANE.)  Married 1865, Mary C. FRY born DuPage Co. in 1845.  Children:  4 living:  Judson; Mary E.; Walter E.; Etta May. Allen Township
LAWRENCE, Jas. D. Farmer;  Ransom.  Born Dearborn Co., Indiana 1844.  To this county 1853.  Married in 1867, Lucy Ann ANDERSON, of this county.  Children:  Orpha V.; Nora A.; Jesse W.; and Lilly Belle. Allen Township
LAY, Geo. Laborer;  Ransom Allen Township
LEECH, P. Laborer;  Ransom Allen Township
LEONARD, F. W. Shoemaker;  Ransom Allen Township
LINFOR, J. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
LINFOR, R. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
LINFOR, W. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
LOWRY, Wm. Laborer;  Ransom Allen Township
LINTON, A. Farmer;  Nevada Allen Township
LYNCH, Jos. Farmer;  Nevada Allen Township
McCLINTOCK, Jas. Farmer;  Kinsman Allen Township
McCLINTOCK, J. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
McCLINTOCK, W. Farmer;  Kinsman Allen Township
McCOLM, L. J. Laborer;  Ransom Allen Township
McCORMACK, H. Farmer;  Nevada Allen Township
McCORMICK, W. Farmer;  Nevada Allen Township
McGOWAN, Jas. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
McGRAW, Pat Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
McINTYRE, Jas. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
McINTYRE, Nathaniel Farmer;  Ransom.  Born Londonderry, Ireland 1834.  Came with his parents to U. S. and settled in Penn.  Came to Illinois 1850.  Married 1855, Ruth D. KILLMER, of Watertown, N.Y.  She died in 1863.  No children. He married #2 in 1865, Adella M. HOWE, a native of New Hartford, Oneida Co., N.Y.  Children:  Louisa; Grace; Maggie; Arthur; Edward H. Allen Township
McINTYRE, Wm. H. Farmer;  Ransom.  Born in Ireland 1842.  To this county 1851.  Married in 1870, Libbie, dau of Jacob and Margaret HOWE.  Children:  Jennie C., born 1872;  Burton H., 1876. Allen Township
MAGUIRE, J. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
MARA, Jno. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
MARTIN, D. S. Farmer;  Kinsman Allen Township
MINSTER, N. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
MOFFITT, Henry Farmer;  Ransom.  Born Granville, Washington Co., Penn. 1833.  To Putnam Co. in 1844.  To La Salle Co. 1855.  Married 1857, Sarah PORTER, born Brown Co., Ohoi in 1838.  A daughter, Emma died as baby in 1871. Allen Township
MOGEE, A. Farmer;  Ransom Allen  Township
MOGEE, Wm. Farmer;  Ransom.  Born in Ireland 1822.  To this county 1850.  Married in 1855, Eliza WARNOCK, of Ireland. Allen  Township
MYERS, F. Famrer;  Ransom Allen Township
MYERS, W. Farmer;  Blackstone Allen Township
NAGLE, M. Farmer;  Nevada Allen Township
NELSON, Cornelius Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
NEWEL, S. D. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
NEWMAN, M. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
NEWPORT, Wm. Laborer;  Ransom Allen Township
O'HALLERAN, J. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
O'LEARY, T. Grocery;  Ransom Allen Township
O'MARA, G. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
PATTERSON, W. F. Laborer;  Ransom Allen Township
PARMELEE, H. M. Farmer;  Ransom.  Born New Haven Co., Conn. 1846.  To this county 1850.  Married 1869, Fanny BRADLEY, born in Conn. 1851.  4 children. Allen Township
PHELAN, Ed. Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
PHELAN, Ed Jr. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
PHELAN, J. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
PORTER, J. S. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
PORTER, Joseph Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
PORTER, S. M. Farmer;  Ransom.  Born in Brown Co., Ohio 1825.  Married Ann SPRINKLE, of Adams Co., Ohio.  She died in 1861.  Six children, 3 dead.  He came to this county in 1854.  Married #2, Amanda BRONSON in 1868 Allen Township
PRATT, W. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
RICHARDS, Frank Carpenter;  Ransom Allen Township
RICHARDS, G. Carpenter;  Ransom Allen Township
RICKARDS, H. K. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
RICKARDS, F. M. Farmer;  Ransom.  Born Adams Co., Ohio 1831.  Married 1858, Miss M. S. POLLARD.  Children:  Kalm G.; Jesse L.; Joseph S.; Arthur P.; Maud E. Allen Township
RIFE, Ephraim Farmer;  Kinsman.  Born Franklin, Penn. 1833.  To this county 1854.  Married Savilla COCHRAN in 1859.  She was born in Brown Co., Ohio in 1842.  Children:  Margaret C., 1860;  John H., 1861; Laura B., 1863; Samuel L., 1865; Wm. E., 1867; Keturah S., 1870; Grace, 1872; Lydia, 1876. Allen Township
RIGLER, Georgiana Widow;  Ransom.  Born Wolcotville, Ct. 1822.  Married Abner PARMELEE, of that state.  To this county 1850.  Husband died 1850.  Two sons:  Homer M. and Frederick W.  She married #2, Stephen RIGLER, of Lancaster Co., Penn.  He came to this county 1851 and died 1866.  Children:  Josephine; Martha; Charles (dead); Foster; Edward; Barbara. Allen Township
RUTHER, Condi Farm;  Ransom Allen Township
RYAN, Jas. Farmer;  Ransom.  Born Ireland 1826.  To U. S. in 1851 and to this county in 1860.  Married, Sarah A. REED, of Dublin, Ireland.  She was born 1834. Children:  Mary L. and Sarah A. Allen Township
RYAN, J. Farmer;  Ransom Allen  Township
SAMPSEN, M. Farmer;  Ransom Allen  Township
SCHOENLEBER, Jacob Farmer;  Ransom.  Born Wurtemburg 1826.  To U. S. in 1848 and to this county 1856.  Married in Pontiac in 1855, Louisa SAMICH.  She was born in Madgeburg, Prussia in 1834.  Children:  Louis Kossuth; Julia C.; Maria A.; Franz Seigel; John J.; Emma L.  (from 21 to 7 years of age) Allen  Township
SCHOENLEBER, L. K. Farmer;   Ransom Allen Township
SHACKELTON, George E. Merchant;  Ransom.  Born Tioga Co., N. Y. 1851.  To this county 1855.  (His father, Robert SHACKELTON).  Married 1877, Mary E. JONES, of Marseilles. Allen Township
SMALLEY, I. Renter;  Ransom Allen Township
SMALLEY, Jas. Laborer;  Ransom Allen Township
SMALLEY, Isaiah Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
SMALLEY, N. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
SMALLEY, Reuben S. Farmer;  Ransom.  Born Washington Co., Penn. 1837.  To this county 1855.  Married 1866, Louisa J., dau of Levi and Emily JENNINGS.  Four children, 2 living:  Walter J. and William H. Allen Township
SMITH, H. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
SMITH, J. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
SMITH, Mrs. S. Farmer;  Kinsman Allen Township
SMITH, T. H. Clerk;  Ransom Allen Township
SPINK, Alonzo Farmer;  Ransom.  Born Washington Co. N. Y. 1821.  To Illinois in 1840.  Married 1850, in Kane Co., Maria J. ANDREWS.  Children:  Emma Frances;  Ira Edwin; Charles H. (by first wife who died in 1855).  He M#2 in 1856, Delia H. MEACHAM, of Broome Co., N.Y.  Children:  Frank Perry; Alma; Hattie;  Edith; Fred W.  Came to this county 1862. Allen Township
SPINK, Chas. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
STERRETT, M. Laborer;  Ransom Allen Township
STEVENS, A. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
STEVENS, D. Physician;  Ransom Allen Township
STEVENS, R. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
STEVENSON, W. Renter;  Ransom Allen Township
STROBLE, J. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
SULLIVAN, Thomas Farmer;  Ransom.  Born in Norway 1835.  To this county 1844.  Married 1860, Margaret Ann THOMPSON, of Norway.  Children living:  Isabella; Mary Ann;  Martin Luther;  John Allen. Allen Township
SULSBERGER, F. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
SULSBERGER, M. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
THOMPSON, N. Renter;  Ransom Allen Township
TOMPKINS, John Renter;  Ransom Allen Township
TRAINER, P. Farmer;  Blackstone Allen Township
TREMPER, Thos. Laborer;  Ransom Allen Township
TULLIS, A. D. Laborer;  Ransom Allen Township
VARY, Thomas Renter;  Nevada Allen Township
VERNER, C. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
VOORHEES, J. S. Farmer;  Blackstone Allen Township
VOORHEES, M. Farmer;  Blackstone Allen Township
WAGNER, C. C. Renter;  Ransom Allen Township
WALKER, C. Carpenter;  Ransom Allen Township
WALLING, A. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
WILKINSON, A. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
WILKINSON, A. S. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
WILKINSON, F. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
WILKINSON, James Farmer;  Ransom.  Born Wayne Co., N. Y. 1841.  To this county 1859. Married Sarah Jane BROOKER.  She was born 1848 in Ohio.  Children:  Aaron;  Emma; Edgar. Allen Township
WILKENSON, S. Farmer;  Ransom Allen Township
WISBECK, W. H. Renter;  Ransom Allen Township
WOODARD, L. S. Farmer;  Nevada Allen Township
WOODWARD, G. Farmer;  Nevada Allen Township
WORMLEY, John Farmer;  Ransom.  Born Perry Co., Penn 1817.  To this county 1852.  Married Elizabeth RHINESMITH, of Penn. in 1858.  Children: John H.; Jonathan R. and Elizabeth. Allen Township

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