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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

Ophir Township

Name Occupation & Notes Township
ADAIR, D. B. Farmer;  Triumph Ophir Township
ANDERSON, James Farmer;  Prairie Centre;  Born in Scotland 1826.  To this county 1860.  Married 1862, Harriet BALEY.  She was born in Vermont.  Children:  William; James C.; Christine; David; Agnes. Ophir Township
AUSTIN, Geo. Farmer;  Triumph Ophir Township
AUSTIN, W. G. Farmer;  Triumph Ophir Township
AUSTIN, Wm. Farmer;  Triumph Ophir Township
BARTO, William Laborer;   Mendota Ophir Township
BARTON, Wm.   Ophir Township
BILLINGS, Leonard Farmer;  Earlville Ophir Township
BILLINGS, Orin Farmer;  Triumph Ophir Township
BOSTWICK, E. N. Peddler;  Prairie Centre Ophir Township
BRADY, B. Farm;  Earlville Ophir Township
BRAWN, Jas. A.   Ophir Township
BREADY, Bernard Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
BREADY, Jno. Farmer;  Triumph Ophir Township
BREADY, M. Farmer;  Mendota Ophir Township
BREARLY, A. C. Farm;  Meriden Ophir Township
BREARLY, Jas. Farmer;  Meriden Ophir Township
BREARLY, Preston Grocer;  Meriden Ophir Township
BREARLY, Wm. Farm;  Meriden Ophir Township
BREARLY, Wm. M. Farm;  Meriden;  Born Columbia Co., (now Montour Co.) Penn. 1806.  To this county 1862.  Married Mary W. TYERMAN.  She was born in Montour Co., Penn. in 1817.  They were married 1839.  She died in 1873.  Children:  Preston;  James; John T.; Andrew; William; Mary J.; Margaret; Sarah; Matilda; Lillie. Ophir Township
BURT, Geo. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
BURT, W. P. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
BUTLER, Benj. Farm;  Prairie Centre Ophir Township
BUTLER, B. J. Farmer.  Prairie Centre;  Born Maine 1833.   To this county 1851.  Married 1867, Miss R. BOND.  She was born in Ohio.  Child:  Josephine. Ophir Township
CADY, Wm. W. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
CAMPBELL, Bernard Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
CAMPBELL, James Farm;  Earlville;  Born in Ireland 1826.  To this county 1850.  Married 1855, Ann CLARK.  She was born in Ireland.  Children:  Joseph; John; Edward; James; Thomas; Mary A.; Willie. Ophir Township
CAMPBELL, R. W.   Ophir Township
CARR, Dan Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
CARR, I. S. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
CARR, P. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
CARR, Robt. Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
CARR, W. A. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
CARROON, Pat'k Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
CHRISTIAN, Henrich Farm;  Earlville Ophir Township
CLATHWORTHY, Wm. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
CLEARY, Thos. Farm;  Earlville Ophir Township
CONGER, David Farm;  Prairie Centre Ophir Township
COOLEY, Lee Farm;  Mendota Ophir Township
COOPER, Jere Farm;  Mendota Ophir Township
CORRIGAN, Michael Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
COULTER, Chas. Farm;  Triumph;  Born near Glasgow, Scotland 1828.  To U. S. in 1856.  To La Salle Co., Ill. 1859.  Married 1855, Catharine COLOM.  She was born in Ireland in 1831.  Seven children living and 1 dead.   Ophir Township
CRAWFORD, Martin Farm;  Earlville;  Born in Ireland 1841.  To this county in 1856.  Married 1862, Ellen LEONARD, who was born in Kendall Co., Ill.  Children:  Katie; Michael; Ellen; Frank; Mary; James; Thomas; Emma. Ophir Township
CROWLEY, John Farm;  Earlville;  Born County Cork, Ireland 1827.  To U. S. in 1847.  To La Salle Co., Ill in 1856.  Married, Alice McCONVILLE, born County Armagh, Ireland in 1827.  They were married 1853 in Boston, Mass.  Children:  Mary M., 1855;  Margaret, 1856-1864;  Julia S., 1858; Alice S., 1859;  Katie, 1861;  John, 1862;  James F., 1863;  Stephen, 1866. Ophir Township
CROWLEY, T. Farm;  Earlville Ophir Township
CURTISS, Michael Farm;  Triumph;  Born County Cavan, Ireland, 1822.  To U. S. in 1846.  To this county 1855.  Married 1854 in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mary McCANN.  She was born in County Cavan, Ireland in 1828.  Children:  Wm., 1856; Ellen, 1858;  Michael Jr., 1860;  Edward, 1861-1861;  George, 1862; Edward, 1864; Clement, 1866; Bernard, 1868; Vincent, 1869 (deceased); Mary T., 1872. Ophir Township
DAVIS, Thos. J. Farm;  Triumph;  Born Cardigan, South Wales in 1818.  To U. S. in 1840.  To this county 1841.  Married 1853, Charlotte COMPTON.  She was born in Franklin County, Maine in 1836.  Children:  William H., 1856;  John C., 1858-1875;  Maria, 1861-1862;  George, 1863; Samuel, 1865; Nancy, 1868; Martha, 1871; Fred T., 1874. Ophir Township
DAWEN, Isaac Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
DEWEY, D. H. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
DODGE, S. P. Butcher;  Triumph Ophir Township
EASTMAN, C. P. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
EASTMAN, Jno. F. Farm;   Triumph Ophir Township
EDGECOMB, B. Farm;  Utica Ophir Township
FARNHAM, I. B. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
FARNHAM, Don B. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
FARNHAM, P. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
FARNHAM, W. M. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
FERGUSON, Jno. Farm;  Prairie C. Ophir Township
FITZGERALD, M. Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
FLANAGAN, Ed Farm Ophir Township
FORD, Dan Farm;   Prairie C. Ophir Township
FRANTZ, J. K. Laborer;  Triumph Ophir Township
GARLAND, Anthony Farm;  Earlville Ophir Township
GARLAND, J. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
GARLAND, P. K. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
GARLAND, Patrick Farm;  Prairie C.  Born in Ireland 1831.  To this county 1850.  Married 1856 Rose McMANN, born in Ireland.  Children:  Joseph; James; Julia; Peter; John.   Lost two children:  Catharine and Mary Jane. Ophir Township
GEIRETY, B. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
GIBBS, Chas. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
GIBBS, Jno. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
GIBBS, Palatiah Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
GILL, Geo. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
GODDARD, A. Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
GODDARD, Austin Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
GOGGINS, Mich. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
GRANT, S. Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
HACKETT, Geo. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
HALL, B. J. Farm;  Triumph.  Born Licking Co., Ohio 1830.  To this county 1852.  Married 1852, Mary A. LONG.  She was born near Shaw's Point, Marshall Co., Ill. 1835.  Children:  Jas. H., 1852-1854;  Jesse Q., 1854; Charlotte, 1859-1864;  Cynthia, 1862-1864;  B. Howard, 1866; M. Adelia, 1868;  C. Harvey, 1872;  A. Eddy, 1874;  Al. H. Bliss, 1876. Ophir Township
HALL, I. Q. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
HENDERSON, E. F. Teacher;  Prairie C. Ophir Township
HERBERT, Wm.   Ophir Township
HERGER, G., Sr. Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
HERGER, G., Jr. Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
HILL, A. P. Farmer;  Triumph Ophir Township
HILL, Chas. Farmer;  Mendota Ophir Township
HILL, I. W. Farmer;  Mendota Ophir Township
HILL, Jno. W. Farmer;  Mendota.  Born N. Kingston, Rhode Island 1809.  To this county 1840.  Married 1834, Susan SHERMAN, born Exeter, R. I. 1813.  Children:  Mary, 1836;  Harriet, 1838-1864;  John S., 1841-1844; William, 1846; Lewis C., 1848;  Emma J., 1850; Charles, 1852; Ophi I, 1854. Ophir Township
HILL, L. C. Farm;  Mendota Ophir Township
HILL, Wm. Farm;  Mendota Ophir Township
HITCHONS, T. Farm;  Earlville Ophir Township
HUGHES, L. Farm;  Earlville Ophir Township
KELLOGG, Chas. Laborer;  Prairie C. Ophir Township
KELLOGG, I. W. Farm;  Prairie C. Ophir Township
KELLOGG, Quincy A. Farm;  Prairie C.  Born New York 1836.  To this county 1866.  Married 1873, Mary SMITH, born in Indiana.  One child. Ophir Township
KERNS, Jno. Farmer;  Earlville.  Born County Sligo, Ireland 1844.  To U. S. in 1847.  To this county 1850.  Married 1873, Mary M. CROWLEY.  She was born in Boston, Mass. 1855.  Children:  George F., born 1874 in La Salle Co.; Margaret, born 1875 in La Salle Co. Ophir Township
KERNS, P. Farm;  Earlville Ophir Township
KEYES, W. Farm;  Mendota Ophir Township
KIDD, Wm. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
LARDIN, John Wesley Farm;  Mendota.  Born Cambria Co., Penn. 1833.  To this county 1869.  Married 1860, Elizabeth H. RIGBY, born Butler Co., Penn. 1839.  Children: Thos. A., 1861; Chas., 1863-1873;  Anna, 1865-1871;  Irena, 1867;  Mary M., 1871-1872; Carrie, 1873;  Mabel, 1876. Ophir Township
LAWRENCE, Dwight Farm;  Prairie C. Ophir Township
LAWRENCE, Fred Farm;  Prairie C. Ophir Township
LAWRENCE, Jairus Farm;  Prairie C.  Born New York 1810.  To this county 1849.  Married in 1832, Alice FARNHAM, born Onondago Co., N. Y.   Children:  Dwight; Lucretia; Alice; Rachel; Jairus; Fred. Ophir Township
LAWRENCE, Jairus Jr. Farm;  Prairie C.  Born Orleans Co., N. Y. 1842.  To this county 1849.  Married 1872, Cynthia J. HARRIS, born in N. Y.  Child: Minnie, 1876. Ophir Township
McCARTY, Jno. Farm;  Prairie C.  Born Rochester Co., N.Y. 1843.  To this county 1846.  Married 1869, Mahron BLACKWELL, born in Maine. Ophir Township
McCONVILLE, Jas. Farm;  Earlville.  Born Ireland 1815.  To this county 1848.  Married 1844, Ann McMANN, born in Ireland.  Children:  Edward, 1844;  John, 1848; Mary, 1850; Alice, 1852; Rose, 1856; Katie, 1859; Patrick, 1861; James, 1864.  [Lost one son and one daughter] Ophir Township
McCONVILLE, Jno. F. Farms with father;  Earlville Ophir Township
McCONVILLE, Jas., Jr. Farmer;  Earlville Ophir Township
McCONVILLE, Jno. Farmer;  Earlville.  Born County Armagh, Ireland 1819.  To U. S. and this county in 1848.  Married 1847, Mary DONNELLY, born County Farmanagh, Ireland 1829. Ophir Township
McCONVILLE, J., Jr. Farm;  Earlville Ophir Township
McDONALD, W. D. Farm;  Mendota Ophir Township
McDANELL, J. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
McDANELL, W. Farm;  Mendota Ophir Township
McHUGH, Michael Farm;  Earlville.  Born Ireland 1819.  To this county 1848.  Married 1842, Mary MINNAUGH, born Ireland.  Children:  Ann; Margaret; Mary; and Bridget. Ophir Township
McMAHON, B. Farm;  Earlville Ophir Township
McMAHON, Owen Farm;  Earlville Ophir Township
McMANUS, Jas. Farm;  Earlville.  Born Ireland 1822.  To this county 1851.  Married 1855, Mary GARLAND.  She was born in Ireland.  Children:  Ann; Maggie; Catharine; John; Julia; Aggie; James.  [Lost two, Joseph and John] Ophir Township
McMANUS, Jno. Farm;  Earlville Ophir Township
McMANUS, P. Farm;  Earlville Ophir Township
McMANUS, Thos. Farm;  Earlville Ophir Township
McNALLY, Henry Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
McNALLY, Jno., Sr. Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
McNALLY, Jno., Jr. Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
McNALLY, Thos. Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
McNALLY, Wm. Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
MADDEN, Daniel   Ophir Township
MADDEN, Dominick   Ophir Township
MADDEN, Edward   Ophir Township
MARKEY, O., Sr. Farm;  Earlville Ophir Township
MARKEY, Owen Jr. Farm;  Earlville Ophir Township
MEADER, Geo. Mechanic;  Prairie C. Ophir Township
MERRETT, Chas. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
MILES, Jas.   Ophir Township
MILES, Thos. Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
MILLARD, Frank   Ophir Township
MILLER, Abram Farm;  Earlville Ophir Township
MILLER, Augustus Farm;  Mendota Ophir Township
MILLER, E. S. Farm;  Earlville Ophir Township
MOONEY, E. Farm;  Earlville Ophir Township
MOORHOUSE, Thell Farm;  Mendota Ophir Township
MORRIS, Jos. Laborer;  Mendota Ophir Township
MORRISON, Edgar   Ophir Township
MURRAY, Jno. Farm;  Earlville Ophir Township
MURRAY, P. Farm;  Earlville Ophir Township
NEWELL, Silas   Ophir Township
NORTON, Eben Laborer;  Triumph Ophir Township
ORRIS, Wm. Painter;  Triumph Ophir Township
O'ROURKE, John Farm;  Earlville.  Born Ireland 1811.  To this country 1830.  Spent 5 years in Penn. and 20 years in Brooklyn, N.Y.  Married 1848, Mary DILLON, born Ireland.  Children:  John; James; Mary; Thomas. Ophir Township
OTTERBACH, Carl Farm;  Mendota Ophir Township
PALMER, J. S. Farm;  Prairie C. Ophir Township
PALMER, R. H. Farm;  Prairie C. Ophir Township
PARKER, Jno. Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
PETERS, J. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
PORTER, Cyrus M. Farm;  Triumph.  Born Wayne Co., Ohio 1830.  To this county 1853.  Married 1856, Mary EASTHAM.  She was born in Franklin Co., Maine 1834.  Children:  Chas. A., 1858; Mary, 1859; Maggie, 1862; Violet, 1865. Ophir Township
PORTER, E. A. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
PRESHER, Palmer Laborer;  Triumph Ophir Township
PRESHER, Wm. H. Farm;  Mendota.  Born Haulsey, Tioga Co., N.Y. 1835.   To this county in 1854.  Married 1856, Mary FREETO, born in Niles, Michigan in 1839.  Children:  Lillie, 1858-1862;  Andrew, 1863-1865;  Ora Estelle, 1872. Ophir Township
QUIGLEY, James Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
QUIGLEY, John Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
RAY, A. H. Farm;  Mendota Ophir Township
REMINGTON, H. Mechanic;  Triumph Ophir Township
RODGERS, L. H. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
RYAN, S. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
SCRANTON, Stafford Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
SHAW, James L. Machinist;  Prairie C.  Born in Canada 1848.  To this county 1851.  Married 1869, Alice FERRIN, born in Dover, N. H. 1847.  Children:  Frank, 1871; Charley, 1873;  Hattie, 1874. Ophir Township
SMITH, Edwin Farm;  Prairie C. Ophir Township
SMITH, John Farm;  Prairie C. Ophir Township
SPAULDING, John   Ophir Township
STEWARD, R. I. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
SWAP, Albert E. Farm;  Triumph.  Born Conneaut Twp., Erie Co., Penn. 1839.  To this county 1850.  Married 1866, Sarah WATSON.  She was born Killingly, Conn., 1843.  Children:  Albert J., 1868; Claud L., 1870. Ophir Township
TRAYNOR, Michael Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
WALLACE, Alex Mechanic;  Triumph Ophir Township
WALLACE, M. Mechanic;  Triumph Ophir Township
WALLACE , R. Mechanic;  Triumph Ophir Township
WATERMAN, D. Mechanic;  Triumph Ophir Township
WEAVER, Latham Mechanic;  Prairie C.  Born Jefferson Co., N.Y. 1842.  To this county 1846 Married 1863, Julia WARMER, from same place. Ophir Township
WEBSTER, Chas. Mechanic;  Triumph Ophir Township
WEBSTER, G. R. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
WELDON, Thos., Sr. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
WELDON, Thos., Jr. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
WESTGATE, A. D. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
WESTGATE, D. W. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
WESTGATE, J. L. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
WILLEY, W. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
WILLIAMSON, D. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
WILSEY, E. P. Farm;  Prairie C. Ophir Township
WILSEY, O. Farm;  Prairie C. Ophir Township
WINTERBOTTOM, Henry Unknown Ophir Township
WOOD, B. D. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
WORSLEY, H. H. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
WORSLEY, J. F. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
WORSLEY, J. H. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
WYGNDETT, S. Farm;  Triumph Ophir Township
WYLIE, A. Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
WYLIE, J. Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
WYLIE, John, Sr. Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
WYLIE, John, Jr. Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
WYLIE, John Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
WYLIE, R. Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
WYLIE, W., Sr. Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
WYLIE, W., Jr. Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township
ZORN, Chris. Farm;  Troy Grove Ophir Township

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