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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

Otter Creek Township

Name Occupation & Notes Township
BAKER, Chas. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
BAKER, Christian Sr. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
BAKER, Christian Jr. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
BAKER, Chris. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
BEACH, Anson Farmer.  P. O. Kernan.  Born Ohio 1822.  To this county 1846.  Married Miss Phebe, dau of late Rev. John GARVER, 1853.  Children: Wm, 15 yrs; Joanna, 7 yrs.  Alice FISHER, a niece, has been a member of the family from childhood. Otter Creek Township
BENCKENDORFF, Fredrick Farmer.  P. O. Streator.  Born Hanover, Germany 1826.  To this county 1853.  Married in Hanover, Fredrica MISSEL.   Seven children:  Louisa; Charles; Louies (b. Hanover); August; Henry; Emilia; Lena (b. here)  Otter Creek Township
BENCKENDORFF, Louies Farmer.  P. O. Streator.  Born Germany 1851.  To this county 1852.  Married 1874, Miss Mary E., dau of John HELD, of Marshall Co., Ill. Children:  John F, 2 yrs old and 4 month old not named. Otter Creek Township
BIRTWELL, Jas. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
BIRTWELL, Jno. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
BIRTWELL, Robt. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
BLAIN, A. N. Farmer.  P. O. Bruceville Otter Creek Township
BREWICK, Christ Farmer.  P. O. Kernan.  Born Norway 1853.  To this county 1866.  Single. Otter Creek Township
BROCK, Byron Laborer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
BROCK, Evan Farmer. P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
BROWN, Jno.   Otter Creek Township
BROWN, Wm. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
CATE, S. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
COOPER, Edward Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
COOPER, Jas. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
COOPER, Wm. Farmer.  P. O. Bruceville.  Born Ireland 1840.  To this county 1856.  Married Miss Mary, dau of Richard SMITH, of this town.  Dau., Violet born 1871. Otter Creek Township
CORLE, Benj. Gardener.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
CORNER, Jno., Sr. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
CORNER, Jno., Jr. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
CORNER, Oliver Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
CORNER, Spencer Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
COX, Samuel Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
CRENLIFFE, H. B. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
CRIDER, M. H. Farmer.  P. O. Bruceville Otter Creek Township
DAUGHERTY, F. M. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
DICKINSON, Jno. H. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
DICKINSON, Wm. Farmer.  P. O. Streator.  Born Lancashire, England 1805.  To U.S. 1840.  To this county 1846.  Married Sarah, dau of Wm. JOHNSON, of Altringham, Cheshire, England.  3 sons & 3 daus living:  Sarah, wife of Wm. DUCKWORTH, Ottawa;  Frances, wife of Adam MORRISON; Wm. who married Nancy MASON;  Frances, wife of Bill LONG; Walter married Ada BERRY; and John. Otter Creek Township
DILLER, Adam Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
EBERHART, Christian, Mrs. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
EBERHART, Nich. Farmer. P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
ELZEBUCH, G. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
ENGLESON, Engle Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
EVANS, Alonzo Farmer.  P. O. Streator.  Born Schoharie Co., N.Y. 1827.  To this county 1852.  Married Miss H. Thankful GARDNER, at Silver Creek, N.Y. 1864.  She died 1872. Otter Creek Township
FONT, C. N. Farmer.  P. O. Ransom Otter Creek Township
FREEMAN, J. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
FREEMAN, F. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
FRY, H. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
FUNK, F. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
FUNK, Henry Farmer.  P. O. Kernan.  Born Fairfield Co., Ohio 1826.  To this county 1848.  Married 1852, Melissa, dau of Joseph KLIBER.  She was born Licking Co., Ohio 1830.  Came to this county 1831.  6 children.  Only 1 living.  Milton, 19 yrs old. Otter Creek Township
GABOUR, Geo. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
GARVER, Catherine Widow.  P. O. Kernan.  Born Maryland in 1810.  Her father, Wm. SLOUDER, moved to Ohio in 1812.  She married Rev. John GARVER, 1829.  To this county 1851.  He died 1874.  Children: Phebe, wife of John PARKER;  Cyrus and Wm.  
GARVER, Cyrus Farmer.  P. O. Streator.  Born Clermont Co., Ohio 1834.  To this county 1851.  Married Hannah Jane, dau. of Solomon HOPPLE, of this county, in 1854.  Children:  Florence, 1855; John, 1858; Ezra, 1860; Minnie, 1864; Wm., 1866; Royal, 1869; Frank, 1872 Otter Creek Township
GARVER, Wm. H. Farmer.  Born Clermont Co., Ohio 1846.  To this county 1851.  Married Caroline, dau. of Jacob and Mary KLINE in 1870. Otter Creek Township
GOCHANOUR, J. C. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
GOCHANOUR, Mathias Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
GOCHANOUR, Morticaie Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
GOCHANOUR, Wm. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
GOETSCHEL, A. Pastor.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
GREEN, Jas.   Otter Creek Township
GREENER, L. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
GROBER, W. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
GURNEY, A. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
GURNEY, C. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
HACKSHAW, John Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
HACKSHAW, G. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
HACKSHAW, Elizabeth Widow.  P. O. Streator.  Born Glasgow, Scotland 1826.  To this county 1846.  Married John HACKSHAW, a native of England, 1846, near Toronto.  Children:  Jane, married Hampton McCORMICK lives Livingston Co.;  John, born 1850; George, 1852, married Stella, dau of Charles & Jane TOWNSEND. Otter Creek Township
HAGERTY, J. B. Farmer.  P. O. Bruceville Otter Creek Township
HARBER, John D. Farmer.  P. O. Streator.  Born Champaign Co., Ohio 1847.  Married Maralda dau. of Joseph & Louisa PIMLOT, of Whitley Co., Ind.; came to this county, 1867.  Children:  Wallace, 10 yrs; Arthur, 7 yrs; Emma, 5 yrs.   
HARRIS, Wm. Farmer.  P. O. Streator.  Born Devonshire, England 1827.  To U.S. 1849.  To this county 1856.  Married Elizabeth, dau. of Henry and Susan COLLEMORE, of So. Ottawa, 1858.  Children: Wm., 19 yrs; Eva, 15 yrs; Fanny, 12 yrs; Lucy, 9 yrs; Levi, 7 yrs. Otter Creek Township
HERSEY, E. Laborer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
HETRICH, Anderson Farmer.  P. O. Ransom.  Born this county 1851.  His father, Philip HETRICH was an early settler to this county, from Ohio, with young wife, Maria CHAMBERS, located at Cedar Point.  Married Matilda McELREAVY, of N.Y.C., 1875. Otter Creek Township
HILIERSON, A. Farmer.  P.O. Streator Otter Creek Township
HILL, T. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
HILL, W. C. Butcher.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
HINKINS, Henry Farmer.  P. O. Streator.  Born England 1837.  To this county 1851.  Married Miss F. J., dau of John POOLE, in 1864.  Children:  Sarah, 11 yrs; Mary, 10 yrs; Henrietta, 7 yrs; John, 6 yrs; Harriet, 3 yrs; George, 1 yr. Otter Creek Township
HITTER, H. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
HOLLAND, J. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
HOLLAND, W. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
HOLLEY, B. W. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
HOPPLE, J. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
HOPPLE, Peter Farmer.  P. O. Streator.  Born Perry Co., Pa 1841.  To this county 1843.  Married Samantha, dau of Hugh & Amanda McKERNAN, formerly of  Kentucky, 1861.  Children:  Melford Hugh, 8 yrs. Otter Creek Township
HORN, John Farmer.  P. O. Otter Otter Creek Township
IRICK, William Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
ISERMAN, Charles Farmer.  P. O. Streator.  Born LaSalle County, 1851 Otter Creek Township
JACOBS, Clark Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
JACOBS, J. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
JOHNSON, A. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
JOHNSON, D. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
JOHNSON, D. C. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
JOHNSON, Jesse M. Farmer.  P. O. Bruceville.  Born Clinton Co., Ohio 1831.  To this county 1861.  Married Sarah, dau of David & Ruth FENNER, of Marion Co., Ind., she was born near Xenia, Ohio.  Children:  Lovinia, 1855, married to John MASON;  Elizabeth, 1857; Laura, 1859; Ella, 1864; Robert, 1866; Arte, 1869; LeRoy, 1872. Otter Creek Township
JOHNSON, O. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
JONES, Daniel Works for T. LONG.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
JONES, T. P. O. Bruceville Otter Creek Township
KINER, S. A. Farmer.  P. O. Otter Otter Creek Township
KISTER, Conrad Works for I. MASON.  P. O. Kernan Otter Creek Township
KLINE, Jacob Farmer.  P. O. Streator.  Born Perry Co., Pa. 1817. To this county 1845.  Married Mary Ann, dau of Daniel & Elizabeth RUMPLE, of Landisburg, Pa. 1838.  6 daughters and 2 sons. Otter Creek Township
LOY, Solomon Farmer.  P. O. Otter Otter Creek Township
LIGHTHARDT, Charles Farmer.  P. O. Grand Ridge.  Born Hanover, Germany 1830.  To U. S. 1852.  To this county 1854.  Married 1857, Sophia, dau of Frederick WAKEY.  Children:  Frederic, 1858; Jessie, 1859; Angelina, 1863; Doretha, 1865; Effie, 1868; Charles, 1870; Kate, 1871; Christina, 1873; Mary, 1875. Otter Creek Township
McCORMACK, James R. R. Section boss.  P. O. Kernan Otter Creek Township
McCORMACK, Wm. H. Farmer.  P. O. Kernan.  Born LaSalle Co., 1850.  Married Sarah, dau of Wm. & Tryphase SMITH, 1870.  Children:  Mary, 1871; and George, 1872. Otter Creek Township
McGEE, J. Farm.  P. O. Bruceville Otter Creek Township
McGINNIS, W. Farm.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
McKERNAN, James Farmer.  P. O. Kernan.  Born Kentucky 1815.  To this county 1828.  Married Miss Mary CRAMER, 1836, in this county.  Children:  Rose Anna, wife of Aaron CLIBER;  Candis, wife of H. ACKERMAN;  Ann E, wife of A. GOCHANOUR; Salanda, wife of M. LOCKWOOD;  Geo. married Annie LITTLE; Samuel, married Laura WELCHANSE; Charles, 18 yrs old; and Augustus, 15 yrs old. Otter Creek Township
McKERNAN, S. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
MADER, G. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
MARSHAL, Joseph Works for I. MASON.  P. O. Kernan Otter Creek Township
MASON, H. B. Farm.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
MASON, Ira Farm.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
MASON, Isaac Farm.  P. O. Kernan.  Born Madison Co., Ohio 1820.  To Illinois 1844.  To this county 1858.  Married Cyble, dau of M. LATHAM, of Livingston Co., Ill.  She died 1853.  Wife #2, Maranda, dau of Henry and Rose Ann PICKENS, of this county.  Children:  Leona; Francis; Inez; Clara; Frank. Otter Creek Township
MASON, Jas. H. Farm.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
MASON, Jno. Farm.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
MASON, S. Farm.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
MISSELL, Wm. Farm.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
MITCHELL, A. V. Farm.  P. O. Otter Otter Creek Township
MITCHELL, H. Farm.  P. O. Bruceville Otter Creek Township
MORRISON, Adam Farm.  P. O. Streator.  Born Nelson, Scotland 1831.  To U.S. 1840; and to this county 1848.  Married 1854, Fanny, dau of Wm. & Sarah DICKINSON born Manchester, England.  Children:  Josephine, 23 yrs, wife of David MITCHELL;  Adam, 19 yrs; Fanny, 17 yrs; Wm, 12 yrs; Sarah, 2 yrs. Otter Creek Township
MORRISON, Ezra Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
MORRISON, Jas., Sr. Farmer.  P. O. Otter Otter Creek Township
MORRISON, Robert Farmer.  P. O. Streator.  Born Dunbarton, Scotland 1824.  To U.S. 1841.  To this county 1848.  Married 1851, Amanda SEMANS.  Children:  Mary A., 1852; Ezra, 1856; Robert, 1861; Carrie, 1865. Otter Creek Township
MORRISON, Wm. Farmer.  P. O. Otter.  Son of James MORRISON, who emigrated from Glasgow, Scotland 1840.  Wm. was born Fall River, Mass., 1846.  Came to this county 1847.  Married 1865, Mary A., dau of Jeremiah & Susan KINER.  Children:  Lorilla, 11 yrs old; and George, 8 yrs old. Otter Creek Township
MUSBURGER, Geo. Farmer.  P. O. Streator.  Born Hamilton Co., Ohio 1844.  To this county 1857.  Married Sarah, dau of Wm. & Elizabeth WAKEY, of this county, 1869.  Children: George, 1870; Harrison, 1872. Otter Creek Township
PARKER, Jno. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
PEDDICORD, R. B. Dairy.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
POOL, J., Sr. Farmer.  P. O. Otter Otter Creek Township
POOL, R. Farmer.  P. O. Bruceville Otter Creek Township
POOL, W. Farmer.  P. O. Bruceville Otter Creek Township
PRESOR, George Farmer.  P. O. Bruceville.  His brothers, Wm. and John reside with him.  Sister, Clara.  From Perry Co., Pa. Otter Creek Township
PRESOR, J. Farmer.  P. O. Bruceville Otter Creek Township
PRESOR, W. Farmer.  P. O. Bruceville Otter Creek Township
REDDICK, Wm. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
RICHARDSON, O. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
RISS, C. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
RUTTMAN, George Farmer.  P. O. Streator.  born Bavaria 1822.  To this county 1854.  Married Mary RETZ, native of France.  Children:  Mary, wife of Benjamin HOWE Jr.;  Barbara, wife of Aaron LANGLEY; John, married Pauline, dau of Francis SINGER of Grand Rapids Twp; and Charles. Otter Creek Township
SAMPSON, Samuel Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
SAMPSON, S. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
SANDERS, Wm. Works for M. CRIDER.  P. O. Otter Otter Creek Township
SANDLEMAN, H. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
SCHOONOVER, C. W. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
SCHOBERT, Conrad Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
SEFOGLE, H. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
SEMANS, Henry Farmer.  P. O. Streator.  Born this county 1835.  Married Rebecca WADE 1857.  Children:  Robert, 18 yrs; Arthur, 14 yrs; Hugh, 12 yrs; Eliza, 10 yrs; Elenora, 11 yrs; and Melvin, 2 yrs.  Otter Creek Township
SEXTON, Jas. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
SHERMAN, James Farmer.  P. O. Streator.  Born Genesse Co., N.Y. 1829.  To Indiana 1836.  To this county 1850.  Married 1855, Kate THOMPKINS.  She was born Saratoga Co., N.Y. 1830.  Children:  Rosa and Clara. Otter Creek Township
SHERMAN, R. Farm.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
SHOATS, L. Farmer.  P. O. Bruceville Otter Creek Township
SLATER, H. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
SLATER, Roseann Farm.  P. O. Streator.  Born Kentucky 1822.  To this county 1828.  Married Henry PICKENS 1843 and had two children:  Miranda (MASON) and Jane (WHITE).  He died 1849.  Married #2, Joseph MASON 1855.  Son, Isaac MASON.  Mr. MASON died 1864.  Married #3, H. SLATER 1866. Otter Creek Township
SMITH, Richard Farmer.  P. O. Bruceville.  Born Lancashire, England 1821.  To U. S. 1846.  To this county 1851.  Married 1844, Sarah, dau of Wm. & Grace BOOTH, of Clitherae-Lancashire, England.  Born 1821.  Children:  Mary born Eng., married Wm. COOPER of this county;  Wm., 23 yrs; Jane, 15 yrs. Otter Creek Township
SMITH, W. H. Farm.  P. O. Bruceville Otter Creek Township
SMITH, W. H. Farm.  P. O. Bruceville Otter Creek Township
SPENCER , J. Farm.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
SPENCER, F. H. Farm.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
SPINK, James Farm.  P. O. Bruceville.  Born Dundee, Canada 1837.  To this county 1856.  Married Lucinda KLINE, of this county, 1866.  Children:  Mary Ellen, 10 yrs; Thomas, 4 yrs; Margaret, 3 yrs. Otter Creek Township
STEVENSON, D. W. Farmer.  P. O. Bruceville Otter Creek Township
STEVENSON, J. M. Farmer.  P. O. Bruceville Otter Creek Township
STEVENSON, John Farmer.  P. O. Bruceville Otter Creek Township
STEVENSON, Jas. Farmer.  P. O. Bruceville.  Born Warren Co., New Jersey 1827.  To this county 1849.  Married Comfort, dau of Samuel MILLIKEN, from Ohio, 1851.  1 daughter & 5 sons. Otter Creek Township
THOMPSON, N. J. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
THOMPSON, Ole Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
TOWNSEND, Charles Farmer.  P. O. Streator.  Born Scoharie Co., N.Y. 1816.  To this county 1835.  Married Margaret COOPER, of this county.  Children:  Ardilla, 36; John, 35; Elvira, 33;  Charity, 32.  His wife died 1849.  Married #2, Jane, dau of Wm. & Isabel SMITH.  Children:  Isabel, 1851; Winifred, 1853; Stella, 1859.  (His father, Nathan, was first settler in Adams Twp. 1836) Otter Creek Township
TOWNSEND, W. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
WAKEY, William Farmer.  P. O. Otter Otter Creek Township
WADE, Robert Farmer.  P. O. Streator.  Born England 1804.  To U.S. 1831.  To this county 1840.  Married 1839, Eliza WILSON, of Fall River, Mass.  Children:  Rebecca, married Henry SEMANS; and Elizabeth married James SEXTON Otter Creek Township
WAGONER, Christian Farmer.  P. O. Streator.  Born Fulton Co., Pa. 1814.  To this county 1845.  Married Elenor, dau of Solomon BROCK, 1849.  Children:  Elvin, 21; Washington, 19; Charles, 14;  Edward, 11;  Ida, 9. Otter Creek Township
WAKEY, H. Farmer.  P. O. Otter Otter Creek Township
WALLING, J. H. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
WATERMAN, R. T. Farmer.  P. O. Otter Otter Creek Township
WENTZ, G. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
WHITE, H. B. Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
WILSON, James   Otter Creek Township
WINKLE, Henry Rents.  P. O. Bruceville Otter Creek Township
WOOD, Peter Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
WOODRUFF, H. P. O. Kernan Otter Creek Township
WULTZEN, Christian Retired.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
WULTZEN, Edward Farmer.  P. O. Streator Otter Creek Township
YOUNG, A. L.   Otter Creek Township

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