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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

Brookfield Township

Name Occupation & Notes Township
ANDERSON, Benjamin Farmer.  Sec. 35. Twp 32; P.O. Ransom Brookfield Township
ARCHIE, Wm. Farmer.  Sec. 35, Twp 32.  P.O. Seneca Brookfield Township
ARMSTRONG, G. W. Farmer.  Sec. 1, Twp 32.  P.O. Seneca Brookfield Township
ARMSTRONG, J. L. Farmer.  Sec. 1, Twp 32.  P.O. Seneca Brookfield Township
BAKER, Nathaniel Farmer.  Sec. 32, Twp 33.  P.O. Marseilles Brookfield Township
BARBOUR, B. S. Renter.  P.O. Seneca Brookfield Township
BARTELS, Henrich Farmer.  Sec. 25.  P.O. Seneca.  Born Hanover, Germany 1831.  To U.S. 1857; to this county 1858.  Married Diana, dau of Christian GEBEKE, of Equerd, Hanover, in Ottawa 1866.  Children: Henry, 10 yrs; Frank, 7 yrs; Caroline, 3 yrs; Boy, born 1877. Brookfield Township
BENKENDORFF, Carl Farmer.  Sec. 34.  Born Hanover, Germany 1823.  Married Doretta, dau of John DAMMANN, of that place 1849.  To Montgomery Co., Ill, 1853.  To this county 1858. Brookfield Township
BERRIER, George Farmer.  Sec. 16.  Born Perry Co., Pa 1849.  (Son of William & Catharine BERRIER, who came to this county when he was 18).  Married 1876, at Streator, to Eunice dau. of the late Salter BLANCHARD.  (son) William B., 1877.  (Mother-in-law-Phoebe BLANCHARD) Brookfield Township
BISHOP, Joseph Farmer.  Sec. 6, Twp 32 Brookfield Township
BLACKMAN, Wm. Farmer.  Sec 30  
BLANCHARD, Phoebe, Mrs. Sec. 16.  Born Genesee Co., N. Y. 1816.  Her parents were James & Elizabeth THORP, to Genesse Co., Mich.  There married Salter BLANCHARD in 1837.  To this county 1845.  Husband died 1868.   Children:  Adelaide, 1839; Emily, 1843; Alva, 1848; Achsah, 1850; Eben, 1852; Eunice, 1855; David, 1857. Brookfield Township
BORUGHY, J. Farm.  Sec. 31, Twp. 33 Brookfield Township
BRADLEY, Roswell Farmer.  Sec. 5, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
BRADLEY, Samuel Farmer.  Sec. 5 Brookfield Township
BRAGG, Wm. Farmer.  Sec. 29, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
BRINER, Henry Farmer.  Sec. 9, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
BRODERICK, Martin Sr. Farmer.  Sec. 22, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
BRODERICK, Martin Jr. Farmer.  Sec. 13, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
BURGESON, Burge Farmer.  Sec. 36 Brookfield Township
BURGESON, Wm. Farmer.  P. O. Ransom Brookfield Township
BUTTERFIELD, E. Farmer.  Sec. 31 Brookfield Township
BYRNE, M. Farmer.  Sec. 35, Twp. 33 Brookfield Township
BYRNE, P. Farm.  Sec. 35, Twp. 33 Brookfield Township
CARMEDY, Patrick Laborer.  P. O. Seneca Brookfield Township
CARPENTER, Charles M. Farmer.  Sec. 24.  Born Chenaugo Co., N.Y. 1840.  To Illinois 1857; to this county 1858.  Married 1869, Miss Catherine, dau of L. P. OSGOOD.  Children:  Edwin, 1871; Willard, 1873; Martha Miller, 1875; and daugh not named, 1877. Brookfield Township
CARPENTER, Joel Rents farm Brookfield Township
CARPENTER, S. Farm.  Sec. 24, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
CARPENTER, W. H. Rents farm Brookfield Township
CARR, James Farmer.  Sec. 11, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
CARR, N. S. Farmer.  Sec. 20 Brookfield Township
CARY, Jas. Laborer Brookfield Township
CARY, John H. Farmer.  Sec. 6, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
CLARK, G. Farm.  Sec. 27, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
CLARK, L. Farm.  Sec. 27 Brookfield Township
CLARK, Lyman Farmer.  Sec. 27 Brookfield Township
CLARK, P. Farm.  Sec. 34, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
COLE, C. Farm.  Sec. 22, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
COLE, W. Farm.  Sec. 22, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
COOMBS, H. Farmer.  Sec. 17, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
CORDIAL, James Farmer.  Sec. 20.  Born Queens Co., Ireland 1832.  To U.S. 1857.  In Newark New Jersey, 4 years;  to this county 1861.  Married at Ottawa 1864 - Miss Ann DUNN, of Kings Co., Ireland.  Children:  Sylvester, 1865; John, 1867; Mary A., 1870; Martin, 1872; William, 1875. Brookfield Township
COUGHLIN, Wm. Farmer.  Sec. 12, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
COURTS, F. Farmer.  Sec. 3, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
COVELL, Jonathan Farmer.  Sec. 5, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
COVELL, Milton J. Farmer Brookfield Township
CROWLEY, Timothy Farmer.  Sec. 11.  Native of Ireland. Brookfield Township
CUNNINGHAM, Hugh Works for Geo. HANNA on Sec. 15 Brookfield Township
DAVIS, Samuel Farmer.  Sec. 6, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
DEVANEY, F. Farmer.  Sec. 13, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
DEVENEY, John Farmer.  Sec. 13 Brookfield Township
DEVEREAUX, Ezra Farmer.  Sec. 35.  Born Oneida Co., N.Y. 1828.  Married 1852, Miss Olive, dau of Marcus TUTTLE, of Camden, N.Y.  To this county 1855.  Children living:  Ida, 1856 (wife of A. CLEAL), of Allen Twp;  Abbie, 1859; William, 1862;  John, 1866;  Olive, 1875. Brookfield Township
DONOHUE, Dennis Farmer.  Sec. 12, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
DONAHUE, Patrick Farmer.  Sec. 33.  Born Co. Cork, Ireland 1817.  To U.S. 1844; to this county 1851.  Married Eliza McDONNELL, of Ottawa 1857.  9 children, older 5 are dead.  The 4 living are: Patrick, 1868; Ellen, 1871; Mary E., 1874; Julia, 1876. Brookfield Township
DOOLEY, M. Farmer. Sec. 18, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
DOUGLASS, D. Farmer.  Sec. 23, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
DOUGLAS, Jas. W. Rents farm.  Sec. 19 Brookfield Township
DUNN, Pat Farmer.  Sec. 2, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
DURELL, Wm. Farmer.  Sec. 2, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
EARLEY, John Farmer.  Sec. 21, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
ELBERT, Bailey Rents farm Brookfield Township
ELBERT, Noah Rents farm Brookfield Township
EWERS, Squire Farmer.  Sec. 10, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
FASTENOW, John  Rents farm Brookfield Township
FENTON, John Farmer.  Sec. 32, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
FORD, Jno Rents farm Brookfield Township
FRAYER, Benham Farmer.  Sec. 5.  Born Green Co., N.Y. 1840.  To this county 1852.  (John FRAYER, father of Benham, born 1801, died 1877.  Married Clara BEERS born 1808, in 1823) Brookfield Township
FRAYZEE, George H. Farmer.  Sec. 23, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
FRAYZEE, John Farmer Brookfield Township
FOY, Patrick Works for Edw. MORROW.  Sec. 27 Brookfield Township
FRINK, Sewell M. Farmer.  Sec. 23.  Born Preston, Conn. 1827.  Married 1850, at Syracuse, N.Y. to Miss Maria (dau of John L. TILLEY; native of England.  Came to this county 1856).  Children:  Frederick, 1851; Franklin, 1852; Frances, 1853 (is wife of Wm. BISHOP of Adams Co., Neb.); Flora, 1855;  Fenton, 1870.  Flora is wife of Thos. LANE of Allen. Twp. Brookfield Township
GAGE, Aaron Farmer.  Sec. 18, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
GAGE, Isaac Farmer.  Sec. 7, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
GAGE, Richard Farmer.  Sec. 18, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
GAGE, R. J. Farmer.   Sec. 5, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
GATCHELL, Jas. M. Farmer.  Sec. 17.  Born Lisbon, Maine 1839.  To Ottawa 1857.  Married 1867, Catharine, dau of G. W. ROSE, of this town.  2 children:  Cora, 1869 and Charles, 1876. Brookfield Township
GILBERT, G. B. Farmer.  Sec. 20, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
GILCHRIST, Thos. Farmer.  Sec. 20.  Born Co. Roscommon, Ireland 1832.  To N.Y. 1851; to this county 1855.  Married in Ottawa 1856, Mary, dau of Jas. HANAHAN, of Grand Rapids.  Children:  Ellen, 1860; Margaret, 1861; Mary, 1863; Agnes, 1866; Alice, 1868; John, 1870; Robert, 1874. Brookfield Township
GLINDEN, Martin Rents farm Brookfield Township
GOLDER, Andrew Farmer.  Sec. 5, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
GOLDER, James Farmer.  Sec. 9, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
GOODRICH, Samuel Farmer.  Sec. 11,  Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
GORDON, Jas. Farmer.  Sec. 30.  Born Northumberland, Scotland in 1822.  To this county 1850.  Married Johanna DALY, 1860.  Children:  John, 15 yrs; James, 12 yrs; Johanna, 10 yrs; Frank, 8 yrs; Jane 4 yrs. Brookfield Township
GREEN, Chas. M. Laborer Brookfield Township
GRIFFIN, J. Sec. 21, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
GRIFFITH, Jas. Sec. 13 Brookfield Township
GRIFFITH, Thos. Farmer.  Sec. 21 Brookfield Township
GROBE, Chas. Farmer.  Sec. 36, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
HACKSHALL, Wm. Farmer. Sec. 19 Brookfield Township
HABERLY, Goodley Lives with father.  Sec. 31 Brookfield Township
HAEBERLE, John G. Farmer.  Sec. 32.  Born Wurtemburg, Germany 1821.  To this county 1853. Married Katharina WINKLER in 1846.  She died 1865.  Children:   Katharina; Gottlieb; Mary; Elizabeth; Fredricka; Frederick.  Went  to Europe and married 1866, Regina SCHNEPPLE.  1 son, Oscar, 1873 Brookfield Township
HAIKES, Dexter Rents farm Brookfield Township
HALL, Pat Farmer.  Sec. 1, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
HALLEY, R. Farmer.  Sec. 21 Brookfield Township
HANNAH, Geo. Farmer.  Sec. 15 Brookfield Township
HANNAH, Robt. Lives with Geo., his father. Brookfield Township
HATON, Dennis, Sr. Farmer.  Sec. 35, Twp. 33 Brookfield Township
HATON, Dennis, Jr. Farmer.  With Dennis Sr. Brookfield Township
HERBERT, John Farmer.  Sec. 19, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
HERBERT, Thos. Farmer.  Sec. 34, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
HODLEY, B. E. Farmer.  Sec. 17 Brookfield Township
HOBERT, W. S.   Brookfield Township
HOLT, Chas. Rents farm Brookfield Township
HOLT, John Farmer.  Sec. 16 Brookfield Township
HOLT, Thos. Farmer.  Sec. 15 Brookfield Township
INKS, John Farmer.  Sec. 31 Brookfield Township
JACKSON, Wallace Farmer.  Sec. 36 Brookfield Township
JENNINGS, Matthew Farmer.  Sec. 8 Brookfield Township
JOHNSON, Jno. K. Rents farm Brookfield Township
JOHNSON, Ole A. Farmer.  Sec. 36.  P.O. Kinsman.  Born near Stavanger, Norway 1839.  To N.Y. 1856; to this county 1859.  Married in Mission Twp. 1864, Julia, dau of John JOHNSON, native of Norway.  Children:  Joseph, 1865; Edward, 1868; Chas., 1872; Olun, 1875. Brookfield Township
JONES, Jas. W. Farm.  Sec. 11 Brookfield Township
KENNEDY, Jno. Farmer.  Sec. 21 Brookfield Township
KELLEY, Jno. Rents farm Brookfield Township
KERWIN, Jno. Rents farm Brookfield Township
KOHRT, Frederick Sr. Farmer.  Sec. 27 Brookfield Township
KOHRT, Frederick Jr. Farmer.  Sec. 3 Brookfield Township
LANE, S. D. Farmer.  Sec. 35 Brookfield Township
LATIMORE, Jas. Farmer.  Sec. 16 Brookfield Township
LEE, Jno. Rents farm Brookfield Township
LEE, Oliver Rents farm Brookfield Township
LINDEN, Henry Farmer Brookfield Township
McCABE, Jas. Farmer Brookfield Township
McCABE, Thomas Farmer.  Sec. 27.  Born County Monahan, Ireland 1834.  To this county 1849.  Married in Ottawa 1862, Sarah, dau of Patrick DILLON, a native of Queens County, Ireland.  Wife died 1874.  Children:  John, 14 yrs; Kate, 12 yrs; Frank, 10 yrs; James, 7 yrs. Brookfield Township
McCARTY, Cornelius Laborer Brookfield Township
McCARTY, Daniel Laborer Brookfield Township
McCORMACK, James Farmer.  Sec. 14 Brookfield Township
McCULLUM, A. J. Farmer Brookfield Township
McCULLUM, W. A. Farmer.  Sec. 31 Brookfield Township
McDONALD, Pat Farmer.  Sec. 28 Brookfield Township
McELROY, W. Farmer.  Sec. 22 Brookfield Township
McINTIRE, Michael Farmer.  Sec. 33 Brookfield Township
McVEY, Jas. Farmer.  Sec. 22 Brookfield Township
MACK, Chas. Farmer Brookfield Township
MACK, Wm. Farm.  Sec. 34 Brookfield Township
MALADY, J. Farm.  Sec. 1 Brookfield Township
MALOY, James Farmer.  Sec. 1 Brookfield Township
MARSH, Geo., Sr. Farmer.  Sec. 16 Brookfield Township
MARSH, J. J. Farm.  Sec. 9 Brookfield Township
MAXON, D. Farm.  Sec. 2 Brookfield Township
MEAD, E. Farmer.  Sec. 3 Brookfield Township
MERRIMAN, John Farmer.  Sec. 25.  Born Wurtemburg, Germany 1834.  To N.Y., Hartford, Conn., to Mich., to this county in 1856.  Married at Lowell, 1857, Dorethea, dau of Jacob EGLER (of Wurtemburg, Ger.)  Children:  Caroline, 1859; Jacob, 1861 (kicked by horse & died 1870); Edward, 1873. Brookfield Township
MILLER, Chris. Farmer.  Sec. 30 Brookfield Township
MILLER, Wm. Farmer.  Sec. 35 Brookfield Township
MITCHELL, Michael Farmer.  Sec. 19.  Born County of Galway, Ireland 1830.  To this county 1852.  Married in LaSalle 1854, Miss Margaret, dau of Michael HEALEY.  Children:  Mary Ann, 1856; Peter, 1859; Ellen, 1862; Margaret, 1865; Michael, 1870. Brookfield Township
MITCHELL, Wm. Farmer.  Sec. 30 Brookfield Township
MORROW, Edw. Farmer.  Sec. 27 Brookfield Township
MORROW, Jas. Farmer.  Sec. 13 Brookfield Township
MULALEY, Barney Laborer Brookfield Township
MULVAHILL, J. Farmer.  Sec. 21 Brookfield Township
MULVAHILL, W. Farmer.  Sec. 27 Brookfield Township
NAUGHTON, John Works on G. T. WINKLER farm, on Sec. 30 Brookfield Township
NAGLE, R. Sec. 19 Brookfield Township
NICHOLS, H. W. Farmer.  Sec. 9 Brookfield Township
O'DONOHUE, Pat Farmer.  Sec. 33 Brookfield Township
O'CONNOR, James Farmer Brookfield Township
O'CONNOR, Lawrence Farmer.  Sec. 34 Brookfield Township
O'LEARY, Jas. Farmer.  Sec. 32 Brookfield Township
O'LEARY, Jno. Sr. Farmer.  Sec. 32 Brookfield Township
O'LEARY, Jno. Jr. Farmer.  Sec. 32 Brookfield Township
O'LEARY, Joseph Farmer Brookfield Township
O'LEARY, Michael Farmer.  Sec. 28 Brookfield Township
O'LEARY, Wm. Farmer Brookfield Township
O'LOUGHLIN, Andrew Farmer.  Sec. 20 Brookfield Township
O'LOUGHLIN, Dennis Farmer.  Sec. 17 Brookfield Township
O'LOUGHLIN, Jno. Farmer Brookfield Township
O'LOUGHLIN, Michael Farmer.  Sec. 28 Brookfield Township
OLLENDORF, Emmons   Brookfield Township
OSBORN, Sidney   Brookfield Township
OSGOOD, L. P. Farm.  Sec. 9 Brookfield Township
OSGOOD, S. T. Farmer.  Sec. 12 Brookfield Township
PEASTER, Benj. Farmer.  Sec. 6 Brookfield Township
POWERS, B. Blacksmith Brookfield Township
PETERSON, Claude Farmer.  Sec. 19 Brookfield Township
POST, Chapin Farmer.  Sec. 8 Brookfield Township
PROBASCO, S. Farm.  Sec. 4, Twp. 33 Brookfield Township
RAPP, Henry Farmer.  Sec. 29 Brookfield Township
REARDON, Dennis Rents farm.  Sec. 23 Brookfield Township
REARDON, Mich. Rents farm.  Sec. 22 Brookfield Township
REDMAN, Julius   Brookfield Township
RIDGON, Daniel Laborer Brookfield Township
RINKER, Chas. Farmer.  Sec. 29.  Born Wurtemburg, Germany 1837.  To this county 1853.  Married Martha, dau. of Christopher MUILING, at Ottawa 1864.  Children:  Charles, 1866; Martha, 1870; Jacob, 1872; Lilly, 1876. Brookfield Township
RITCHIE, Wm. W. Farmer.  Sec. 33 Brookfield Township
ROACHE, Mathew Sec. 21.  Native of Ireland Brookfield Township
ROOD, Walter Farmer.  Sec. 16 Brookfield Township
ROSE, Albert Farmer Brookfield Township
ROSE, G. W. Farmer.  Sec. 17, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
ROSE, G. W., Jr. Farmer.  Sec. 9, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
ROSE, W. H. Farmer.  Sec. 17, Twp. 32 Brookfield Township
SACKETT, E. W. Farmer.  Sec. 28 Brookfield Township
SCHNAKE, August Farmer.  Sec. 35 Brookfield Township
SCHROEDER, Chris. Farmer.  Sec. 15 Brookfield Township
SCHROEDER, Jno. Farmer.  Sec. 15 Brookfield Township
SCHUTTE, Fred Sec. 29 Brookfield Township
SEEFUS, Geo. Lives with John SEEFUS Brookfield Township
SEEFUS, John Farmer.  Sec. 33 Brookfield Township
SHAPLAND, Jno. Farmer.  Sec. 31 Brookfield Township
SHAPLAND, Wm. Farmer Brookfield Township
SHAUL, Alex Farmer.  Sec. 2 Brookfield Township
SHAUL, Chas. Rents farm Brookfield Township
SHAUL, Cornelius Rents farm Brookfield Township
SHEEDY, Tim Farmer.  Sec. 14 Brookfield Township
SHULTZ, Frederick   Brookfield Township
SIGLER, Fred G. Farmer. P.O. Marseilles Brookfield Township
SIGLER, R. P. Farm.  Sec. 16, Twp. 32.  P.O. Seneca Brookfield Township
SIGLER, Wm. Farmer.  P.O. Seneca Brookfield Township
SMITH, W. G. Farmer.  Sec. 15 Brookfield Township
SNOOKS, Jno. Farmer.  Sec. 15 Brookfield Township
SPALDING, Frank Farmer Brookfield Township
SPAULDING, Miles C. Farmer.  Sec. 23.  Born Onondago Co., N.Y. 1830.  To Illinois 1844; lived Kane County 18 yrs.  Married at Kanesville 1852, Miss Lucy, dau. Of Calvin & Phoebe COLE.  She was born in Canada 1830.  Children:  William A., 1853; Francis, 1854; Nettie, 1860; Carried, 1865. Brookfield Township
SPALDING, Wm. Farmer Brookfield Township
SULLIVAN, Jno. Farmer.  Sec. 12 Brookfield Township
SULLIVAN, Tim Farmer.  Sec. 12 Brookfield Township
SUTTER, Jacob Farmer.  Sec. 35 Brookfield Township
STILL, Amos Rents farm Brookfield Township
WARE, John Sec. 14 Brookfield Township
WAUCHOUP, Jos. H. Farmer.  Sec. 10 Brookfield Township
WEIDMAN, Jno. Farmer.  Sec. 29 Brookfield Township
WELCH, Thos. Farmer.  Sec. 28 Brookfield Township
WENKLER, G. F. Farmer.  Sec. 20 Brookfield Township
WERTZEL, Henry Farmer.  Sec. 29 Brookfield Township
WHITEFORD, Wm. Rents farm Brookfield Township
WIDMANN, John Farmer.  Sec. 29.  Born Wurtemburg, Germany 1829.  To this county 1854.  Married Johanna, dau of Jacob HOLTZ, native of same place, on 1854.  Children:  Anna, 1855; Carl, 1858; Louise, 1861; Emma, 1863; John, 1864; Emma C. 1866; Christian, 1870. Brookfield Township
WOODWARD, Wm. Organ mfg.  Sec. 14 Brookfield Township
WRIGHT, Josiah B., Capt. Farmer.  Sec. 31.  Born Bennington Co., Vt, 1816.  Married Sophrona PRATT, a native of Mass; moved to Niagara Co., N.Y.  When 25 yrs, wife died leaving 5 children.  Married #2, 1850, Eliza, dau of John H. BENNETT, near Buffalo.  2 children by 2nd marriage. Brookfield Township

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