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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

Grand Rapids Township

Name Occupation & Notes Township
ANDERSON, David Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
ANDERSON, I. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
ANDERSON, Stephen Blacksmith;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
BAILEY, C. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
BAILEY, J. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
BAILEY, M. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
BATKIN, J. S. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
BATKIN, J. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
BECKER, Simon Laborer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
BERRIER, Frank Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
BERRIER, Wm. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
BIERDMAN, A. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
BIERDMAN, S. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
BOMMER, G. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
BOMMER, J. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
BRANIGAN, J. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
BROWN, A. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
BRUNDAGE, A. J. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
BRUNDAGE, R. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
BRUER, J. B. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
BURK, J. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
BUTE, F. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
BUTE, J. W. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
CADMAN, Jno. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
CAMPBELL, B. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
CAMPBELL, B. F. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
CAMPBELL, C. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
CAREY, Patrick Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
CARPENTER, Joel Laborer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
CARTER, Henry Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
CASTELLO, A. M. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
CASTELLO, J. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
CLEMENTS, H. C. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
COSTELLO, S. J. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
CRIDER, J. School teacher;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
CULL, C. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
CULL, T. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
DAVID, Samuel Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
DAVIS, John C. Farmer;  Marseilles.  Born in Ohio 1829.  To this county 1857.  Married Rebecca J. KERBY.  She was born in Ohio in 1833.  Children:  William E.; Christian B.;  Ida M.; Robert A.; Rosey; Cora. Grand Rapids Township
DAVIS, W. E. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
DICKERMAN, H. C. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
DICKERMAN, Wm. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
DICKERMAN, W. A. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
DERR, S. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
DITTMAN, A. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
DOOLEY, M. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
DOUGLAS, D. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
EBERSOL, Albert H. Farmer;  Ottawa.  Born Dauphin Co., Penn. 1832.  To this county with parents in 1834.  Married 1872, Celia PEARRE.  She was born in Adams Co., Ohio 1852.  Son, Jos. P. Grand Rapids Township
EBERSOL, Joseph  (Deceased)  Born 1790 in what is now Dauphin Co., Penn.  His father, Abram EBERSOL settled there abou 1765, from Germany.  At 26 yrs of age, Joseph married Elizabeth SHUEY.  Started West in 1834.  Died 1873. Grand Rapids Township
EICHELBERGER, F. C. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
ELLSWORTH, C. Blacksmith;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
FARRELL, Charles T. Farmer;  Ottawa.  Born  Barren Co., Kentucky 1847.  To this county 1853.  Married 1866, Alice W. EBERSOL, dau. of Amos M. and Calista.  She was born in Fall River 1847.  Children:  Myrtle Calista;  Rosalie Corinne; Lillian.   One son died. Grand Rapids Township
FERTIG, Jos. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
FISHER, W. H. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
FLINT, S. Laborer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
FRANEY, H. T. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
FRANEY, T. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
FRY, Samuel Laborer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
FULTON, Jno. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
GEARY, J. D. Laborer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
GEIGER, J. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
GILBERT, G. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
GILBERT, B. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
GILCHRIS, J. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
GILLELAND, Joseph Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
GILLEN, D. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
GLIMES, Fred Farmer;  Farm Ridge Grand Rapids Township
GRAHAM, Jas. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
GRAHAM, John Farmer;  Ottawa.  Born N. Y. 1838.  To this county 1859.  Married 1862, Johanna STACK.  She was born in Ireland 1862. Grand Rapids Township
HAGER, Flavis Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
HAGER, Jas. B. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
HAGER, P. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
HAGER, Z. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
HALL, Jno. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
HANNA , A. J. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
HANNA, Chas. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
HANNA, I. M. Farmer;  Marseilles.  Born Washington Co., Penn. 1826.  To this county 1853.  Married 1852, Parmelia L. THOMPSON.  She was born in the same place.  Children:  Florence, now Mrs. E. PEDDICORD;  John A.; and Irwin I. Grand Rapids Township
HANNA, J. H. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
HANNAHAN, Frank Lives with father, James;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
HANNAHAN, Jas. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
HANNAH, John Lives with father, James;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
HANNAHAN, Wm. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
HETTLE, Jno. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
HETTLE, Jos. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
HESS, Geo. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
HESS, Jacob Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
HESS, Lewis   Grand Rapids Township
HIBBERT, J.   Grand Rapids Township
HIBBS, Jonah Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
HIBBS, L. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
HILLIARD, Michael   Grand Rapids Township
HOFRITZ, Jno. Farmer;  Grand  Ridge Grand Rapids Township
HOGEDORN, Fred. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
HOGEDORN, Henry Sr. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
HOGEDORN, H. Jr. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
HOLLOWAY, E. T. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
HORN, Wm. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
HOWE, A. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
HOWE, B. C. Sr. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
HOWE, B. C. Jr. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
HOWE, G. W. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
HOWE, I. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
HOWE, J. G. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
JACKSON, E. S. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
JEFFRIES, T. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
JEWETT, E. L. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
JEWETT, G. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
JEWETT, H. L. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
KELLEY, Granderson Laborer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
KELLEY, Daniel Laborer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
KINER, Frank Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
KINER, J. P. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
KINNEY, Michael Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
KINNEY, Thos. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
KLAGER, Wm. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
KLINE, G. A. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
KNOX, Norman Farmer;  Marseilles.  Born in Germany 1846.  To this county 1857.  Married 1877, Mary FRITZ, born in Illinois. Grand Rapids Township
KUHN, J. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
KUHN, T. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
LEHR, Godfrey Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
LEIGHTON, L. K. Farmer;  Otter.  Born Penn. 1821.  To this county 1855.  Married #1, Mary MILLER, born Penn.  Married #2, Emma JAMES.  One child by #1, 4 children by #2. Grand Rapids Township
LEOPARD, Geo. Laborer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
LEWIS, W. R. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
LOCK, Solomon Farmer;  Grand Ridge.  Born Ohio 1832.  To this county 1866.  Married 1855, Mary E. WORNFELTS, born Maryland.  Children:  5 boys & 1 girl Grand Rapids Township
LOKENFITZ, Chas. Laborer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
LONG, W. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
LOWREY, Thos. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
McCORMACK, Chris. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
McCORMACK, P. H. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
McCORMACK, R. Lives with sons Grand Rapids Township
McDERMITT, Mich. Laborer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
McKERNAN, Sarah Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
MARTZ, A. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
MARTZ, F. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
MARTZ, O. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
MILLER, G. B. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
MILLER, G. M. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
MILLER, L. T. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
MILLIGAN, W. L. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
MILLIGAN, W. R. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
MINKS, Isaac Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
MOORE, John H. Farmer;  Grand Ridge.  Born in Penn. 1827.  To this county 1853.  Married 1851, Winny CAMPBELL, of Detroit, Michigan.  Children:  Irving; Ida E.; Susie. Grand Rapids Township
MORF, Rev. C. F. Pastor;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
MOSS, E. F. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
MOTES, Peter Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
MURPHY, J. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
MUSTARD, G. D. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
NAGLE, H. R. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
NAGLE, H. B. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
NAGLE, Jno. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
NAGLE, Morris Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
NAGLE, R. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
NUESBAUM, V. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
OFFORD, Alfred Laborer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
OLUM, Henry Laborer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
OTT, C. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
PARSONS, Wm. Laborer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
PALMER, Ranson Farmer;  Ottawa.  Born Tioga Co., Penn 1815.  To this county 1844.  Married 1849, Jane DIVEN.  Children:  Josephine (dead);  Frances S.; Cora J.  Married #2 1863, Phoebe J. PATTERSON, born Steuben Co., N. Y. 1843.  (her first marriage Sanford SHIELDS of Lake Co., Ill who died 1858) Grand Rapids Township
PARMLEY, F. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
PETERSON, F. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
PETERSON, G. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
PORTER, J. D. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
PORTER, T. A. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
PORTER, Wm. F. Farmer;  Ottawa.  Born in Ohio 1830.  To this county 1845.  Married 1860, Adaline RICHARDSON, born Vermont 1835.  Children:  Rose W. and May Bell. Grand Rapids Township
POST, J. T. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
POUNDSTONE, A. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
POUNDSTONE, C. B. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
POUNDSTONE, D. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
POUNDSTONE, H. C. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
POUNDSTONE, Jno. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
POWE, F. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
POWE, J. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
REED, Edwin T. Farmer;  Marseilles.  Born N. Y. 1832.  To this county 1854.  Married 1860 Helen EBERSOL, dau of Joseph EBERSOL of Penn.  Children:   A. M.; D. S.;  A. H.;  Mrs. C. A. RUDD;  Mrs. M. L. RUGG. Grand Rapids Township
REESE, A. G. Sr. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
REESE, A. G. Jr. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
REYNOLDS, Benj. B. Farmer;  Ottawa.  Born Mifflin Co., Penn. 1810.  To this county 1835.  Married 131, Miss E. SCOFIELD, born Clearfield Co., Penn. in 1809.  She died 1874.  Twelve children, there are nine living:  Mary A.;  Pascalena; Eleanor; John P.; Sarah E.; James C.; Benjamin B. Jr.; Washington. Grand Rapids Township
REYNOLDS, B. B. Jr. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
REYNOLDS, David Farmer;  Grand Ridge.  Born Lewistown, Mifflin Co., Penn. 1832.  To this county with parents in 1835. Grand Rapids Township
REYNOLDS, J. P. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
REYNOLDS, W. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
RINKER, C. Sr. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
RINKER, C. Jr. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
RINKER, Jno. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
ROHLFING, F. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
ROWE, T. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
SANDERS, W. R.   Grand Rapids Township
SAUTER, Engelbert Farmer;  Marseilles.  Born in Germany 1843.  To this county 1857.  Married, Margaret MADDER, born same place.  Children:  Josie; Jennie; Elizabeth; Thomas D.; Margaret.  Johanna died 1869; George, died 1867. Grand Rapids Township
SCIDMORE, Chas. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
SEIBOLT, J. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
SEIBOLT, P. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
SHAPLAND, Chris. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
SHAPLAND, J. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
SHAPLAND, S. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
SHEPHERD, M. H. Minister;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
SHOBERT, Conrad   Grand Rapids Township
SHOBERT, Jno. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
SINGER, E. S. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
SINGER, F. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
SINGER, S. S. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
SMITH, A. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
SMITH, H. R. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
SMITH, R. Farmer;  Ottawa  Grand Rapids Township
SNEDAKER, E. C. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
SPARKS, Nelson Laborer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
SPAULDING, S. S. Carpenter;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
STEAD, H. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
STEVENS, H. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
SWARTZ, F. Sr. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
SWARTZ, F. Jr. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
SWARTZ, S. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
SWARTZ, T. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
SWENSON, Jacob Laborer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
TAYLOR, Alfred Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
TAYLOR, George Farmer;  Grand Ridge.  Born in England 1815.  To U. S. 1852, and to this county 1857.  Married 1837, Elizabeth PHILPOT, born England 1817.  Seven boys and five girls. Grand Rapids Township
THOMPSON, S. S. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
TOLE, J. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
TOWNSEND, W. H. W. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
TRUDE, H. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
TRUMBO, Wm. G. Farmer;  Marseilles.  Born in Illinois 1848.  Married 1873, Susan EIGHLEBURGH.  She was born in Illinois 1849.  Son, Arthur born 1874. Grand Rapids Township
TWINTER, John P. Laborer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
VAN BUREN, Martin Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
VALK, August Laborer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
WEISS, Chris. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
WEISS, Fred. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
WHITE, R. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
WHITEHILL, R. Laborer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
WILSON, G. F. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
WILSON, John S. Farmer;  Bruceville.  Born Maine 1808.  To this county 1851.  Married Nancy GOULD, born in Maine 1806.  Six sons and three daughters.  Grand Rapids Township
WILSON, J. S., Jr. Farmer;  Bruceville.  Born Maine 1832.  To this county 1851.  Married 1856, Elizabeth KEELER, born Mass. 1839.  She came to Illinois in 1841. Children:  Joseph G.; Nannie; Elizabeth A.;  Mable. Grand Rapids Township
WOLFE, E. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
WOLFE, M. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
WOLFE, P. Farmer;  Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
WOODWARD, C. W. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
WOODWARD, G. B. Farmer;  Grand Ridge Grand Rapids Township
YANGER, Theo. Marseilles Grand Rapids Township
YEOTAS, A. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
ZERBY, Darius Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
ZIMMERMAN, F. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
ZIMMERMAN, G. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township
ZIMMERMAN, L. Farmer;  Ottawa Grand Rapids Township

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