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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

Miller Township

Name Occupation & Notes Township
ANDERSON, Andrew H., Sr. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
ANDERSON, A. H. Farmer;  Seneca Miller Township
ANDERSON, Ben. Farm;  Seneca Miller Township
ANDERSON, E. Farm;  Danway Miller Township
ANDERSON, Jeremiah Farm;  Seneca Miller Township
APPLING, D. E. Farm;  Seneca Miller Township
APPLING, W. L. Farm;  Seneca.  Born Logan Co., Kentucky 1843.  To Richland Co., Ill. in 1854; to La Salle Co. 1866.  Married 1869, Mary A. McINTYRE.  She died in 1871.  He married #2 in 1874, Samantha GROVE, of Rutland, Ill.  She was born 1849.  Issue:  2 sons. Miller Township
BAGBY, E. Farm;  Marseilles Miller Township
BAGBY, J. Laborer;  Marseilles Miller Township
BAKER, Byron Farm;  Norway Miller Township
BAKER, Geo. Farm;  Norway Miller Township
BAKER, Ransom Farm;  Norway.  Born Wayne Co., N.Y. 1812.  To this county 1844.  Married 1835, Mary Ann DENNISON, of Rome, N.Y.  Issue:  Jasper N.; Byron D.; Dewit C.; George; Mary E., wife of Collins SPENCER; and Alice, wife of John of Iroquois Co. Miller Township
BARBER, Jno. Farm;  Marseilles Miller Township
BERGUSON, P. Farm;  Danway Miller Township
BOSWORTH, C. W. Farm;  Marseilles Miller Township
BOSWORTH, E. P. Farm;  Marseilles Miller Township
BOSWORTH, Oscar Farm;  Marseilles Miller Township
BOURNE, Z. Farm;  Seneca.  Born Decatur Co., Indiana 1842.  Came to Illinois 1855.  Married 1866, Annie M. McINTYRE.  She died 1869.  Came to this county 1866.  He married 1871, Isadora GALLUP.  She was born 1854 in Conn.  Issue:  George M.; Whitney C.;  Henry S. Miller Township
BOYD, H. Farm;  Marseilles Miller Township
BRUNDAGE, Jno. Farm;  Marseilles Miller Township
CHAPMAN, Geo. Farm;  Marseilles Miller Township
CHAPMAN, Hosmer Farm;  Marseilles Miller Township
CHAPMAN, Hiram W. Farmer;  Marseilles.  Born Canandaigua, N. Y. 1824.  To this county 1855.  Married 1849, Ann E. DAVIS.  She was born 1827 in Victor, N. Y.  Issue:  4 sons and 1 dau.  Lost 2 sons. Miller Township
CHRISTIANSON, O. Farm;  Danway Miller Township
CLASSON, I. Farm;  Danway Miller Township
COLLIER, H. W. Marseilles.  Born New York 1851.  To this county 1870.  Married 1875, Mary HART, of Manlius, this county.  She was born in Iowa 1857.  One child, Miles H., born 1876. Miller Township
CONARD, D. W. Farm;  Marseilles.  Born London Co., VA 1825.  At age of 3 was taken to Licking Co., Ohio.  To this county in 1846.  Married 1849, Barbara Louise DeBOLT.  She was born Licking Co., Ohio in 1828.  She died 1851.  He married #2 in 1853, Elizabeth J. GROVE, of Rutland.  She was born Licking Co., Ohio 1828.  Issue:  3 sons and 2 daughters. Miller Township
COVENTRY, Robt. Farm;  Marseilles.  Born Oneida Co., N. Y. 1837.  Married 1863, Catherine J. LEWIS.  She was born 1844.  Issue:  1 son and 2 daughters.  To this county 1869 Miller Township
DANIELSON, David Farm;  Danway Miller Township
DUTTENHAVER, L. Farm;  Marseilles Miller Township
ELEFSON, Ole H. Ret. farm;  Danway Miller Township
ELEFSON, Oliver H. Farm;  Seneca Miller Township
ELLIOT, Jas. Renter;  Marseilles Miller Township
ENERSON, E. Farm;  Danway Miller Township
ERICSON, C. B. Farm;  Danway Miller Township
ERICSON, T. Farm;  Seneca Miller Township
ERICKSON, T. H. Farm;  Danway.  Born Norway 1829.  To this county 1837.  Married 1858, Helen PEARSON, of Mission Twp.  She was born 1840.  Issue:  5 sons and 4 daughters.  Miller Township
FISH, V. H. Laborer;  Danway Miller  Township
FISHER, Chas. Blacksmith;  Seneca Miller  Township
FORBES, Caleb Farmer;  Seneca Miller  Township
FORBES, Carlos Farmer;  Seneca Miller  Township
FORBES, Frank Farmer;  Seneca Miller  Township
FORBES, H. P. Farmer;  Seneca Miller  Township
FORBES, P. Farmer;  Seneca Miller  Township
FRULAND, Lars Farmer;  Norway Miller  Township
FRULAND, W. Farmer;  Danway Miller  Township
FURR, I. N. Farmer;  Seneca Miller  Township
FURR, H. D. School teacher;  Seneca Miller  Township
GALLUP, G. S. Farmer;  Seneca.  Born Brooklyn, Conn. 1816.  Married 1837, Betsey FULLER, of Foster, R. I.  She was born in 1816.  To this county 1854.  Issue:  2 sons and 1 daughter.  Lost 1 child. Miller  Township
GALLUP, R. M. Farmer;  Seneca.  Born Chepachet, R. I. in 1838.  To this county 1854.  Married 1860, Ann Eliza HAWLEY of Manlius.  She was born in Salisbury, Conn. 1838.  Issue:  1 son and 4 daughters.  Miller Township
GATES, Ebin Farm;  Norway Miller Township
GODWIN, Ami Farm;  Seneca Miller Township
GODWIN, John Farm;  Seneca.  Born Essex Co., Ont. 1822.  Came to U. S. in 1848.  To La Salle Co. 1851.  Married 1844, Anna Maria LONG, who was born in England 1822.  She came to this county at 10 years of age.  Issue: 5 girls and 5 boys, all living. Miller Township
GODWIN, J. Farmer;  Seneca Miller Township
GOODRICH, A. B. Farmer;  Marseilles Miller Township
GOODRICH, Willis Farmer;  Marseilles Miller Township
GROOVE, L. J. Farm;  Seneca Miller Township
HARRIS, Isaac Farm;  Seneca Miller Township
HARRIS, Alanson C. Farmer;  Seneca.  Born Middlebury, Genesee Co., N. Y. 1840;  To this county 1851.  Married 1868, Olive G. FORBES of Miller.  She was born in 1850.  Issue:  1 son and 1 daughter. Miller Township
HAYER, A. Farmer;  Norway Miller Township
HAYER, Austin Farmer;  Danway.  Born Norway 1826.  To this county 1843.  Married Elizabeth JACOBS in 1846.  She died 1851.  They had one child.  He married #2 in 1854, Anna DANIELSON.  Issue:  G. L.;  Sarah E.; Emma J.;  Electa May. Miller Township
HAYER, Eli Farmer;  Seneca Miller Township
HAYER, Elias Farmer;  Seneca Miller Township
HAYER, G. L. Farmer;  Seneca Miller Township
HAYER, H. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
HAYER, L. Farmer;  Seneca Miller Township
HAYER, Lorenzo Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
HAYER, O. L. Farm;  Norway Miller Township
HAYER, Oliver Farm;  Norway.  Born Norway 1820.  To Wisconsin 1842.  To La Salle Co. 1844.  Married 1845, Julia ELEFSON.  She was born in Norway in 1821.  Issue:  5 sons and 3 daughters.  Miller Township
HAYER, Oliver Jr. Farmer;  Norway Miller Township
HAYER, Sam'l Farmer;  Norway Miller Township
HEGLAND, Thos. Laborer;  Norway Miller Township
HOGENSEN, H. Farmer;  Norway Miller Township
HOGENSEN, Ole Farmer;  Norway Miller Township
HOGENSON, H. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
HOUGAS, J. Farmer;  Norway Miller Township
HOUGAS, T. Farmer;  Norway Miller Township
HOWE, I. W. Farmer;  Seneca.  Born Windham Co., Conn. in 1820.  To this county 1854.  Married 1844, Almira PACKER of Griswold, Conn.  She was born 1823.  Issue:  4 sons and 2 daughters. Miller Township
HOWE, John B. Farmer;  Seneca.  Born Conn. 1852.  To this county in 1854.  Married 1874, Lettie M. THOMPSON, of Grundy Co.  She was born 1852. Miller Township
JOHNSON, Albert Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
JOHNSON, A. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
JOHNSON, Aug. Farmer;  Norway Miller Township
JOHNSON, John Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
JOHNSON, H. Farmer;  Norway Miller Township
JOHNSON, K. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
JOHNSON, Nels Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
JOHNSON, S. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
JOHNSON, Severt Farmer Miller Township
KILLELEA, Wm. Farmer;  Seneca.  Born in Ireland 1827.  To U. S. and La Salle Co. in 1847.  Issue:  7 sons and 1 daughter. Miller Township
KILMER, Egbert Farmer;  Sec. 20.  P.O. Marseilles.  Born in Lackawanna, Luzerne Co., Penn., 11 Jan. 1840.  Came to this county in 1851.  Democrat.  Congregational preferred.  Owns 40 acres of land, valued at $3,000.  Enlisted Aug. 14, 1861 in Co. K 39th I.V.I. in seven general engagements; served 3 yrs three months and 20 days.  Married 8 Oct. 1866 to Jennie PERKINS.  She was born in Johnstown, Barry Co., Michigan, Feb. 22, 1849.  They have three children. Miller Township
KILMER, J. Farm; Sec. 20; Marseilles Miller Township
KNICKERBOCKER, J. B. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
KNICKERBOCKER, J. B. Farmer;  Danway.  Born Columbia Co., N.Y. 1812.  Married 1841, Catherine LATIMER.  She was born in Columbia Co., N.Y. 1821.  Came to this county 1845.  Issue:  Seven children of which she lost 2. Miller Township
KNICKERBOCKER, L. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
KNICKERBOCKER, M. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
KNICKERBOCKER, N. Ret. farmer;  Danway Miller Township
LARSON, J. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
LARSON, Jno. G. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
LATIMER, Lewis Farmer;  Danway.  Born Dutchess Co., N. Y. 1809.  Married 1834, Mary Ann HARVEY.  She died 1842 and left 3 children.  Came to this county 1845.  Married 1848, Mrs. Sarah FROST, of Ottawa.  She was born in Buffalo, 1812. Miller Township
LAWRENCE, A. Farmer;  Marseilles Miller Township
LAWRENCE, Lyman Farmer;  Marseilles Miller Township
LONG, Lewis Farmer;  Marseilles.  Born Illinois 1825.  To this county when a few weeks old.  Married 1852, Emily E. BARBER, of Manlius.  She was born in 1832.  Issue:  4 sons and 4 daughters.  Miller Township
LORING, Geo. Farmer;  Marseilles Miller Township
LORING, H. S. Farmer;  Marseilles Miller Township
LORING , J. Farmer;  Marseilles Miller Township
LYSINGER, F. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
LYSINGER, Henry Clerk;  Danway Miller Township
McCULLAH, Isaac Farm;  Marseilles Miller Township
MASON, W. W. Farm;  Danway.  Born La Salle Co. 1843.  Married 1866, Lavinia PIESTER, of Miller.  She was born 1842.  3 sons and 1 daughter.   Miller Township
MERAVY, Wm. Farmer;  Marseilles.  Born Franklin Co., Penn. 1830.  Taken to Fairfield Co., Ohio when 2 years old.  Married 1860, Margaret SMOUSE, of Fairfield Co., Ohio.  She was born 1836.  To La Salle Co. 1866.  Issue:  4 daughters and 1 son. Miller Township
MICK, J. C. Farmer;  Seneca.  Born New Jersey 1812.  At 21 years moved to Penn.  Married 1834, Martha WILLIAMS of Penn.  She died in 1852.  Married #2 in 1853, Maranda REED.  She was born in Jefferson Co., N. Y. in 1824.  5 children by each wife.  Lost 7 children. Miller Township
NELSON, Nels Sr. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
NELSON, Peter N. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
OLESON, Barney G. Farmer;  Seneca Miller Township
OLESON, E. Farmer;  Norway Miller Township
OLESON, Ole A. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
OLMSTEAD, L. Farmer;  Marseilles Miller Township
PEDDICORD, C. J. Farmer;  Marseilles Miller Township
PEDDICORD, Ed S. Farmer;  Marseilles Miller Township
PEDDICORD, J. Farmer;  Marseilles Miller Township
PEDDICORD, Wm. D. Farmer;  Marseilles.  Born Licking Co., Ohio 1846.  To this county 1852.  Married 1870, Lizzie RIFE.  She was born Fairfield Co., Ohio 1854.  One child, Clara B. born 1871. Miller Township
PEDERSON, T. Farmer;  Norway Miller Township
PERKINS, A. D. Farmer;  Marseilles Miller Township
PETERSON, P. H. Farmer;  Norway Miller Township
PIERSON, Paul Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
PIERSON, Peter Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
PIERSON, S. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
POPE, Milton Farmer;  Seneca Miller Township
RASMUSON, B. W. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
REDINGTON, C. Farmer;  Marseilles Miller Township
RITER, Geo. Farmer;  Seneca Miller Township
ROLPH, C. N. Farmer;  Seneca Miller Township
ROOD, Daniel Farmer;  Marseilles Miller Township
ROSEDALE, Jno. Farmer;  Norway Miller Township
SAMSON, Knute S. Farmer;  Norway Miller Township
SAMSON, S. K. Farmer;  Norway Miller Township
SETTER, Tobias Farmer;  Norway Miller Township
SINDEL, Dixon Farmer;  Marseilles.  Born in Ohio 1834.  To this county 1856.  Married 1867, Anna L. RINGS of West Unity, Ohio.  She was born 1842. Miller Township
SMOUSE, D. Farmer;  Marseilles.  Born Ohio 1839.  To this county 1861.  Married 1870, Jennie L. PEDDICORD.  She was born this county 1851.  Son, Charles, born 1871. Miller Township
SMOUSE, Henry Farm;  Marseilles Miller Township
SOLVEN, Ivan Wagon maker;  Danway Miller Township
SPARKS, Geo. School teacher;  Marseilles Miller Township
SPENCER, C. E. Farmer;  Marseilles Miller Township
SPENCER, E. T. Farmer;  Marseilles Miller Township
SPENCER, G. A. Farmer;  Marseilles Miller Township
SPENCER, W. E. Farmer;  Marseilles Miller Township
SPENCER, W. L. Farmer;  Marseilles Miller Township
STATES, E. Farmer;  Marseilles.  Born Bradford Co., Penn. 1823.  At 12 years old was taken to Fairfield Co., Ohio.  To La Salle Co. in 1861.  Married 1844, Elnorah LYSINGER, of Bedford Co., Penn.  She died 1876.  Twelve children.  Nine living, 6 sons and 3 daus.  Married 1877, Mrs. Eliza COATS.  She was born in Lewis Co., N.Y. in 1830. Miller Township
STATES, Geo. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
STATES, G. J. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
STATES, G. W. & W. H. Farmers;  Marseilles. Born Fairfield Co., Ohio 1850.  To this county 1849.  Twin brothers.  W. H. married in 1874 to Julia LONG of Manlius.  She was born 1854.  1 child, Mary A. Miller Township
STEWART, F. D. Laborer;  Marseilles Miller Township
TEAL, Edward Farmer;  Norway.  Born Columbia Co., N.Y. 1820.  To this county 1849.  Married 1839, Susan PIESTER, daughter of Elizabeth and Jacob PIESTER, of same place.  Issue:  Harriet, wife of Thos. HOUGAS;  Mary J., wife of John HOUGAS;  Nathan; Anna, wife of E. HAYER; Morgan A. Miller Township
TEAL, M. A. Farmer;  Seneca Miller Township
TEAL, Martin Farmer;  Danway.  Born Columbia Co., N.Y. 1815.  To this county 1856.  Married 1860, Cynthia C. BURGER.  She was born Columbia Co., N.Y. in 1830.  Issue:  Franklin J. Miller Township
TEAL, M Farmer;  Seneca Miller Township
TEMPLETON, F. A. Farmer;  Seneca Miller Township
TEMPLETON, Sam'l Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
THOMPSON, C. Laborer;  Danway Miller Township
THOMPSON, John Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
THORSON, Bertel Farmer;  Norway Miller Township
THORSON, E. Farmer;  Danway.  Born La Salle 1848.  Married 1869, Anna T. PEARSON of Mission Twp.  She was born 1850.  1 son and 2 daughters.  Miller Township
THORSON, L. Farmer;  Norway Miller Township
THORSON, L. Jr. Farmer;  Norway Miller Township
THORSON, M. Farmer;  Norway Miller Township
THORSON, Wm. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
TWAIT, D. D. Farmer;  Marseilles Miller Township
WALES, W. A. Farmer;  Seneca Miller Township
WARREN, Arthur Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
WATERWELL, T. G. Laborer;  Danway Miller Township
WAY, D. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
WERMSTRUM, John Farmer;  Marseilles.  Born Sweden 1832.  To Illinois 1852 and to La Salle Co. 1857.  Married 1867, Johanna WERKSTRUM, of Asarum, Sweden.  She was born 1847.  Issue:  5 children living. Miller Township
WELD, G. W. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
WILMOTT, G. A. Farmer;  Seneca Miller Township
WILLIAMSON, W. Farmer;  Danway Miller Township
WILSEY, T. Farmer;  Marseilles Miller Township

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