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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

Mendota Township

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Name Occupation & Notes Township
ABRAHAM, W. Liquor Merchant Mendota Township
ACHARTS, (no first name listed) Laborer.  La Salle Mendota Township
ACHATZ, William Farmer.  Born Prussia 1849.  To this country 1854.  To this county 1854. Mendota Township
ADAMS, Alex. Farmer Mendota Township
ADAMS, Franklin Farmer Mendota Township
ADAMS, H. O. Livery Mendota Township
ADAMS, J. W. Painter Mendota Township
AHERN, Patrick Laborer Mendota Township
AICKEN, Robert Retired Mendota Township
ALBERT, A. Shoemaker Mendota Township
ALBRECHT, George   Mendota Township
ALDRICH, E. Farmer Mendota Township
ALDRICH, H. Farmer Mendota Township
ALDRICH, L. Farmer Mendota Township
ALDRICH, Stephen H. Farmer Mendota Township
ALEXANDER, A. Laborer Mendota Township
AMBLER, A. Rents farm Mendota Township
AMBLER, C. Farmer Mendota Township
AMBLER, P. R. Saloon Mendota Township
ANDERSON, A. Mechanic organ factory Mendota Township
ANDRESS, Dorsey Farmer.  Born Bethlehem, Penn. 1838.  To this county 1850.  Married 1860, Miss Sarah SWEARINGIN, of Ohio.  Children:  Bell May; Charles; John C.; Carrie M.; Grace E. Mendota Township
ANDRESS, M. S. Grain dealer Mendota Township
ARNOLD, Stephen Barber & Justice of Peace.  To this country 1852.  Lived N.Y. 2 years; to Mendota 1854.  Married 1858, Margaretha HOFFMAN, from Hesse Darmstadt, Germany.  Children:  3 sons and one daughter. Mendota Township
AUMILLER, J. Carpenter Mendota Township
AUMILLER, Wm. Carpenter Mendota Township
AUSTIN, E. Teamster Mendota Township
AUSTIN, E. F. Carpenter Mendota Township
AUSTIN, F. Retired farmer Mendota Township
ATTWOOD, W. Blacksmith Mendota Township
BACH, J. Laborer Mendota Township
BACH, Simon Laborer Mendota Township
BAGLEY, Michael Sr. Laborer on R. R. Mendota Township
BAHR, Simon Tailor Mendota Township
BAILEY, C. Organ peddler Mendota Township
BAILEY, R. V. Pump maker Mendota Township
BAILEY, Samuel Plasterer Mendota Township
BAILEY, T. B. Mechanic Mendota Township
BAKER, N. S. Mechanic organ factory Mendota Township
BAKER, Thomas Laborer Mendota Township
BANITER, L.   Mendota Township
BANNING, O. B. Dairy business.  Born Lewis Co., N.Y. 1839.  to this county 1861.  Married 1864, Miss Louise PHELPS, of Lewis Co., N.Y.  Children:  Willie J.; Minnie; May. Mendota Township
BARBER, Frank Farmer Mendota Township
BARKALL, E. J.   Mendota Township
BARNHART, Wm. Brakesman Mendota Township
BARR, Daniel Grain dealer Mendota Township
BARRET, Iven Carpenter Mendota Township
BARRETT, J. H. Carpenter Mendota Township
BARRETT, Wm. Mechanic Mendota Township
BARRETT, W. W. Carpenter Mendota Township
BARREY, Simon Rents farm Mendota Township
BARTH, John Jacob Farmer.  Born Wurtemburg, Germany.  Came to this county 1857.  Married 1870, Barbara BUCK.  She was from Wurtemburg.  Children:  Willie; Lida; Henry; Louise; John; Mary. Mendota Township
BARTH, M. Farmer Mendota Township
BARTON, C. A. Laborer Mendota Township
BATES, B. Carpenter Mendota Township
BAUSMAN, Carl Saloon Mendota Township
BEEGLE, E. S. Mason Mendota Township
BEETZ, George Farmer Mendota Township
BEGLEY, Michael Jr. Railroad laborer Mendota Township
BEHEL, L. E. Carpenter Mendota Township
BELKNAP, I. E. Horse dealer Mendota Township
BELL, A.   Mendota Township
BELL, Barton Mason Mendota Township
BENNETT, Pat Railroad laborer Mendota Township
BERGMAN, Fred Farm worker Mendota Township
BERRY, John Carpenter Mendota Township
BERSHEED, H. Mill worker Mendota Township
BERSHEED, M. Cooper Mendota Township
BEST, John E. Lumber.  Born Kinderhook, Columbia Co., N.Y.   To this county 1857.  Married 1858, Miss Maria COOK, from Niagara Falls.  Children:  Wm. C., 1865; John E., 1866; Mary Abbie, 1875. Mendota Township
BETTNER, William Rents farm Mendota Township
BIESSER, F. Harness maker Mendota Township
BIESSER, H. Laborer Mendota Township
BIESSER, Henry Laborer Mendota Township
BIESER, Jacob Farmer.  Born Hesse Darmstadt, Germany 1833.  To U.S. 1833.  To this county same year.  Married 1861, Miss Elizabeth STUMP.  She was born Byrne, Germany.  Children:  Eva; Maggie; George; Anna; Mary; Jacob; Katie. Mendota Township
BILLINGS, E. Shoemaker Mendota Township
BILLINGS, Jos. Farmer Mendota Township
BISHOP, S. H. Foreman livery Mendota Township
BLACK, John Insurance agent Mendota Township
BLACK, J. H. Retired farmer Mendota Township
BLACKWOOD, F. Laborer Mendota Township
BLACKWOOD, W. Laborer Mendota Township
BLADE, A. Liquor merchant Mendota Township
BLAIN, James Laborer Mendota Township
BLAIN, Robert Laborer Mendota Township
BLAKE, A. E. Inventor Mendota Township
BLAKE, Carey Merchant.  Born Galena, Ill. 1843.  To this county 1868.  Married 1866, Miss Irene CONLEE, of Warren, Ill.  Children:  Claude, 1868;  Lura M., 1871;  Roy C., 1875. Mendota Township
BLAKE, J. F. Merchant Mendota Township
BLAKSLEE, W. Photographer Mendota Township
BLANCHARD, J. C. Mill worker Mendota Township
BLANCHARD, J. H. Laborer Mendota Township
BLUNT, C. Laborer Mendota Township
BOETCHER, Theo. Wagon maker Mendota Township
BOSLOUGH, J. H. Farmer Mendota Township
BOSLOUGH, Jacob Farmer Mendota Township
BOSLOUGH, Jessie Farmer Mendota Township
BOURK, M. Laborer Mendota Township
BOURK, M., Jr.   Mendota Township
BOWEN, E. A. Banker Mendota Township
BOYD, M. Laborer Mendota Township
BOYLE, M. Laborer Mendota Township
BRAITZ, John Loafer Mendota Township
BRATZ, W. Furniture Mendota Township
BRAZEL, John Engineer Mendota Township
BREWER, George Rents farm Mendota Township
BRUNER, Wm. Laborer Mendota Township
BROEFLER, L. L. Farm hand Mendota Township
BROEFFLE, P. H. Rents farm Mendota Township
BROEFFLE, P. P. Teamster Mendota Township
BROSINS, Peter Carpet weaver Mendota Township
BROOKINS, John Retired Mendota Township
BROWN, Frank Laborer Mendota Township
BROWN, L. W. Farmer Mendota Township
BROWN, W. H. Mechanic organ fact'y Mendota Township
BUCHNER, F. Laborer Mendota Township
BUCK, David Retired farmer Mendota Township
BUCK, Thos. Rents farm Mendota Township
BUCKALOW, F. Teamster Mendota Township
BUNKER, D. Mechanic Mendota Township
BURKHART, C. Musician Mendota Township
BURKHART, Geo. Peddler Mendota Township
BURTON, S. S. Retired farmer Mendota Township
BUTLER, E. L. Mechanic Mendota Township
CALDWELL, James Teamster Mendota Township
CAMPBELL, G. W. Laborer Mendota Township
CANNON, J. H. Blacksmith Mendota Township
CANOBOY, R. Laborer Mendota Township
CARNAHAN, T. L. Agriculturist Mendota Township
CARPENTER, E. B. Organ fact'y Mendota Township
CARR, Mark Peddler Mendota Township
CARROLL, David Engineer Mendota Township
CARTER, E. S. Druggist Mendota Township
CARTER, Lyman   Mendota Township
CASE, C. Retired farmer Mendota Township
CASE, H. C. Farmer Mendota Township
CASTLE, Philo Farmer Mendota Township
CASWELL, James Carpenter Mendota Township
CAVEL, Fred. Butcher Mendota Township
CHASE, Nathan Blind man Mendota Township
CHICK, Fred. Farmer Mendota Township
CHICK, J. T. Painter Mendota Township
CHICK, Thos. Retired farmer Mendota Township
CHILDS, E. S. Retired Mendota Township
CHIN, Daniel Teamster Mendota Township
CHRISTY, R. D. Drayman Mendota Township
CIPPERLEY, Stephen Farmer.  Born Renssalier Co., N.Y. 1836.  To this county 1858.  Married 1863, Miss Delia ALDRICH.  She was born in Vermont.  Children:  Stephen; Hattie; George Harrison. Mendota Township
CLARK, C. B. Livery stable Mendota Township
CLARK, E. A. Farmer Mendota Township
CLARK, H. R. Rents farm Mendota Township
CLARK, H. S. Oil mill Mendota Township
CLARK, James Rents farm Mendota Township
CLARK, T. H. Teamster Mendota Township
CLARK, W. H. Saloon Mendota Township
CLARK, W. R. Rents farm Mendota Township
CLARKSON, James Speculator Mendota Township
CLINK, H. Blacksmith Mendota Township
COAKES, L. H. Mechanic Mendota Township
CODDINGTON, W. C. Engineer Mendota Township
COLE, J. E.   Mendota Township
COLE, S. Joiner Mendota Township
COLE, Webster Saloon clerk Mendota Township
COLEMAN, E. Baggageman Mendota Township
COLLINS, Ed. Farm boy Mendota Township
COLLINS, H. F. Farmer Mendota Township
COLLINS, F. Farmer Mendota Township
COLSEN, C. Retired farmer Mendota Township
COLSEN, L. W. Mechanic Mendota Township
COLTRIN, B. R. Shoemaker Mendota Township
COLWELL, T. M., Rev. Pastor.  Born Allegheny Co., Penn. 1837.  Lived that state 18 years.  Came to Illinois 1855 (Adams Co.); Mendota, 1875.  Married 1861, Miss E. C. SPRAGUE, from Marietta, Ohio.  Children:  Anna May; Lulu; Nellie; Velma De Forest; Babe. Mendota Township
CONKEY, O. D. F. Retired Farmer Mendota Township
CONKEY, Wm. Farmer Mendota Township
CONNAN, John Peddler Mendota Township
CONNELY, John R. R. Laborer Mendota Township
COOK, E. P. Physician Mendota Township
COOK, Daniel Retired Mendota Township
COOK, D. H. Lawyer Mendota Township
COOK, E. G. Contractor Mendota Township
COOK, G. F. Contractor Mendota Township
COOK, W. F. Florist Mendota Township
COONEN, Frank Blacksmith Mendota Township
CONNEN, J. W. Butcher Mendota Township
COONEN, Peter Laborer Mendota Township
COOPER, P. H. Groceries Mendota Township
CORBAS, Frank No trade Mendota Township
CORBUS, J. C. Physician.  Born Holmes Co., Ohio 1833.  To this state, Lee County 1856. To this county 1863.  Married Miss Minerva McFARLAND, of Wayne Co., Ohio,  Children:  3 sons and 1 daughter. Mendota Township
CORBAS, W. F. Druggist Mendota Township
CORBUS, G. Retired Mendota Township
CORKINS, Geo. W. Farmer.  Born Vermont 40 years.  To this county 1854.  Married Miss Emelline DRAPER, of Vermont 1836. Mendota Township
CORKINS, H. B. Farmer Mendota Township
CORNELIUS, J. W. Dentist Mendota Township
CORWIN, A. B. Painter Mendota Township
COYNE, L. Laborer Mendota Township
COYNE, M. Laborer Mendota Township
COZENS, J. P. Retired Mendota Township
CRANSTON, E. Marble cutter Mendota Township
CRANSTON, Geo. Farm boy Mendota Township
CRAVER, Nick Retired farmer Mendota Township
CRAWLEY, Wm. Moulder Mendota Township
CROOKER, J. C. Lawyer Mendota Township
CROOKER, J. O. Painter Mendota Township
CROOKER, Lucien Attorney.  Born Windsor Co., Vermont 1840.  To this county 1865.  Married 1866, Miss Annette WIRICK, of Paw Paw Grove.  Children:  Maude and Jessie. Mendota Township
CUMMINGS, Henry Farmer Mendota Township
CUMMINGS, John Retired Farmer Mendota Township
CUMMINGS, W. C. Grocer Mendota Township
CUMMINGS, Wm. Conductor R. R.  Born Ireland 1834.  Married 1862, Miss Kate KAVANAUGH.  Children:  E. L., 1863; Mary L., 1865; Flora T., 1868; Willie V., 1870; Margaret, 1874; Flora died 1868. Mendota Township
CUNNINGHAM, N.   Mendota Township
CURTIS, L. R. Hardware Mendota Township
DANA, S. E. Gas works Mendota Township
DANIELS, J. E. Laborer Mendota Township
DARRIN, H. W. Painter Mendota Township
DAVENPORT, Ira Rents farm Mendota Township
DAVENPORT, Wm. Retired farmer Mendota Township
DAVIS, P. I. Lumber merchant Mendota Township
DAWSON, Jas Hardware.  Born Alleghany Co., Penn. 1836.  To Mendota 1854.  Sister, Mrs. Wm. COOK, of Mendota;  Mrs. Annie TAYLOR, of Alleghany Co., Penn; brother of Topeka, Kansas. Mendota Township
DAWSON, R. M. Tinner Mendota Township
DEEN, Alpheus Furniture.  Born Savoy, Berkshire Co., Mass 1832.  To this county 1858.  Married 1858, Miss Elizabeth WILLARD, of Ashburnham, Mass. Children:  Carrie; Nellie; Alive; Daisy; Freddie; Howard. Mendota Township
DEANER, Jacob Farmer Mendota Township
DEGENHART, A. Pound master Mendota Township
DEGENHART, E. Laborer Mendota Township
DEGENHART, F. Laborer Mendota Township
DEGENHART, J. C. Laborer Mendota Township
DHELEMANN, Chas. F. Emil Farmer.  Born Prussia 1847.  To U.S. when 3 yrs old.  To this county 1851.  Married 1875, Miss Katie NAUMANN.  She was born Saxe, Germany.  Child:  George Peter, born 1876. Mendota Township
DENNISON, G. N. Druggist Mendota Township
DENNISON, O. I. Retired farmer Mendota Township
DEWEY, C. D. L. Boots & shoes Mendota Township
DEWEY, Erastur Tinner Mendota Township
DEWEY, P. F. Engineer Mendota Township
DEWEY, R. M. News depot.  Born Lee Co., Ill. 1844.  To this county 1852.  Married Miss Mary BROWN, of Iowa, 1868.  Children:  Arthur; Clyde; Guy. Mendota Township
DEWHART, H. Butcher Mendota Township
DILLON, Jno. Railroad worker Mendota Township
DITTO, A. Engineer Mendota Township
DIX, Moses Merchant Mendota Township
DIX, S. B. Merchant Mendota Township
DOBBIE, R. D. Blacksmith Mendota Township
DODGE, T. R. Carpenter Mendota Township
DODT, Frank Gunsmith Mendota Township
DONAHUE, Peter Foundry Mendota Township
DOUGHERTY, Jno. Plasterer Mendota Township
DRISCOLD, Jno. Plasterer Mendota Township
DUDGEON, S. G. Carpenter Mendota Township
DUNHAM, Jas. Carpenter Mendota Township
DUNN, Pat. Alderman Mendota Township
EAGAN, Thos. Switchman Mendota Township
EAKIN, John Drayman Mendota Township
EAKIN, J. L. Corner loafer Mendota Township
EASTERDAY, J. Barber Mendota Township
EBY, Henry Farmer.  Born Lebanon Co., Penn 1841.  To this county 1850.  Married Levina SWISHER, from Ohio, 1867.  Children:  Clara, 1868; Eby; Moses. Mendota Township
EBY, Moses Farmer.  Born Lebanon Co., Penn 1826.   To this county 1850.  Married Miss Sarah HAAKE, from Lebanon Co., Penn, 1847.  She died 1876.  Children:  William; Mary; Emma. Mendota Township
EBY, William Farmer.  Born Lebanon Co., Penn 1847.  To this county 1850.  Married Miss Melinda ECKERT 1871.  She was born Illinois.  Children:  Eddie, 1874; Ida EBY, 1876. Mendota Township
ECKERT, George Farmer.  Born Mendota 1853 Mendota Township
ECKERT, Isaac Farmer Mendota Township
ECKERT, Jacob Farmer.  Born Lebanon Co., Penn. 1813.  To this county 1847.  Married Miss Caroline WEISER, from Berks Co., Penn., 1835.  7 children. Mendota Township
ECKERT, J. L. Farmer Mendota Township
ECKERT, Louis Agriculturist Mendota Township
ECKERT, Reuben Farmer Mendota Township
ECKERT, Wm. Stock dealer Mendota Township
ECKERT, Wm. H. Farmer Mendota Township
EDWARDS, A. H., Sr. Farmer Mendota Township
EDWARDS, A. H., Jr. Farmer Mendota Township
EDWARDS, Geo. Hardware.  Born Jefferson Co., Ill. 1838.  To this county 1853.  Married Martha McNETT, from Northville, La Salle Co.  Children:  George; Carried; Mary. Mendota Township
EDWARDS, Joseph Physician.  Born Washington D. C. 1832.  To this county 1852.  Married Hattie HIGGINS, of N.Y. 1854.  Children:  Hiram; Harriet; Maude; William. Mendota Township
EDWARDS, P. M. Bank clerk Mendota Township
EDWARDS, Samuel Nurseryman Mendota Township
EDWARDS, Wm. Retired preacher Mendota Township
EGLI, John Carpet weaver Mendota Township
EHMAN, Wm. Student Mendota Township
EICH, F. Farm renter Mendota Township
EICH, Henry Retired farmer Mendota Township
EICH, Jacob Farmer.  From Germany.  Born 1845.  To this county 1872.  Married Mary A. BEETS, of N.Y. 1872.  Children: Mary M., 1873;  Henry, 1875. Mendota Township
EICH, John Farmer Mendota Township
ELLIOTT, Thomas  Peddler Mendota Township
ELSESSOR, M. Boots & shoes Mendota Township
EMMERSON, Seldon   Mendota Township
ENDRESS, John Baker Mendota Township
ENGLEBOCHT, H. Express agt. Mendota Township
ENGLES, Wm. Laborer Mendota Township
ERB, John Retired farmer Mendota Township
ERBES, George Saloon Mendota Township
ERLENBOM, G. Clerk Mendota Township
ERLENBOM, J. M. Banker Mendota Township
ERLENBOM, P. H. Grocer Mendota Township
ERSKIN, H. N. Retired farmer Mendota Township
ERVIN, S. Traveling man Mendota Township
ETTINGER, John Laborer Mendota Township
ETTINGER, M. G. Plasterer Mendota Township
ETTINGER, W. Laborer Mendota Township
FABER, George Butcher Mendota Township
FABER, Julius Farm worker Mendota Township
FAHLER, A.   Mendota Township
FARBATH, Geo. Farm hand Mendota Township
FARLING, Thos. Carpenter Mendota Township
FAY, B. F. Soap factory Mendota Township
FELCH, A. R. Laborer Mendota Township
FENNEL, F. M. Laborer Mendota Township
FENNEL, M., Sr. Laborer Mendota Township
FENNEL, M., Jr. Laborer Mendota Township
FENNEL, P. Laborer Mendota Township
FENNER, John Laborer Mendota Township
FERGUSON, Jas. Speculator Mendota Township
FERNBURG, M. Grocer Mendota Township
FERNBURG, S. Clothier Mendota Township
FERRIS, J. W. Fireman Mendota Township
FINKE, Jno. Laborer Mendota Township
FISCHER, John Cooper Grocer.  Born Coburg, Germany 1835.  To N.Y. 1853.  To this county 1855.  Married Margaurethe BAUER, from Bavaria, Germany, 1859.  6 sons and 4 daughters. Mendota Township
FISHER, Clement Farmer.  Born Somersetshire, England 1848.  To U.S. 1871.  Same year to this county.  Married Emily HAM, 1870.  She was born in England. Child:  Carrie. Mendota Township
FISHER, J. G. Saloon Mendota Township
FISK, A. J. Retired painter Mendota Township
FLEMING, Jno. Minister Mendota Township
FLORESCHITZ, C. Laborer Mendota Township
FLUHERER, Phillip Farmer Mendota Township
FOLTZ, J. P. Dentist Mendota Township
FORREST, P. J. Carriage painter Mendota Township
FORRESTAL, T. City marshall Mendota Township
FOSTER, C. B. Farm renter Mendota Township
FOWLER, Noah Grafter Mendota Township
FOX, Pat Marble cutter Mendota Township
FRAHAR, Jno. Ret. farm Mendota Township
FRANK, D. Merchant Mendota Township
FRANK, P. Laborer Mendota Township
FRANTZ, J. Mechanic Mendota Township
FREDERIC, Jno. Farmer Mendota Township
FRENCH, Ed Clerk Mendota Township
FREUND, A. Ret. merchant Mendota Township
FREY, Jno. Farmer Mendota Township
FREY, Geo. Saloon Mendota Township
FREY, Philip Farmer.  Born Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany 1838.  To U.S. 1851.  Two years in Chicago.  To this county 1853.  Married Mary GIMMEL 1866.  She was born same place in Germany.  Children:  Louis; John; William; Katie; George. Mendota Township
FRIEDMAN, M. Dry goods Mendota Township
FRITCHELL, G. Prof. Mendota Township
FRITSCHE, Rev. Prof. Bron Neuremberg, Germany 1833.  To Iowa 1854.  Married Margaret PROTTENGEIER, from Albdorf, Germany 1856.  4 sons & 6 daughters. Mendota Township
FRITZ, Jacob Boot & shoe maker Mendota Township
FRITZ, Geo. Marble cutter Mendota Township
FRITZ, Joseph Painter Mendota Township
FUCHS, Jno. Laborer Mendota Township
FUHRMAN, Jno. Harness maker Mendota Township
FULL, Geo.   Mendota Township
FULL, John N. Farmer.  Born Byrne, Germany 1826.  To U.S. 1867.  Lived Bureau Co., 14 years.  Married Margaret WEIZ in 1853.  She was born in Germany.  8 boys & 3 girls. Mendota Township
FULL, M.   Mendota Township
FULNER, Jonas Wheel wright Mendota Township

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