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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

South Ottawa Township

Name Occupation & Notes Township
AMESBURG, Jas. Laborer South Ottawa Township
ARMSTRONG, Jerry Ag. implements South Ottawa Township
BALL, S. I. Barber South Ottawa Township
BALL, J. W. Toll collector.  Born Berkshire, Tioga Co., N.Y., 1811.  To this county 1835. Married 1839, Sipha MATSON, who was born Tioga Co., N.Y., 1816.  She died 1874.  Dau. Mary. South Ottawa Township
BANGS, A. M. Carpenter South Ottawa Township
BARSCH, Jacob Saloon South Ottawa Township
BEERS, Geo. School teacher South Ottawa Township
BEGUIN, Augustus Farmer.  Born France, 1833.  To this county 1856.  Married 1858, Elizabeth DUFFIELD (of Penn.)  3 sons & 4 daus. South Ottawa Township
BELK, Henry File cutter mfg. South Ottawa Township
BENTON, B. L. Gardener South Ottawa Township
BOBERICH, Chas. Shoemaker South Ottawa Township
BOGLE, B. M. Grocery store South Ottawa Township
BOGLE, John Rents farm South Ottawa Township
BOLIVER, Jacob Farmer South Ottawa Township
BRADLEY, Morgan Laborer South Ottawa Township
BRAGG, John Farmer South Ottawa Township
BRANNAN, D. Wagon maker South Ottawa Township
BROOMBACK, G. W. County surveyor South Ottawa Township
BROWN, Ed Farmer South Ottawa Township
BROWN, G. H. Cigar maker South Ottawa Township
BROWN, M. Farmer South Ottawa Township
BROWN, R. K. Farmer.  Born Ulster Co., N.Y. 1823; to this county 1830.  (Son of Chas. BROWN).  Married 1854, Susan HOPPEL (b: Penn. 1832).  She came to this county 1843.  Six children South Ottawa Township
BUMGARDNER, Isaac tinner South Ottawa Township
CAMPBELL, N. S. Carpenter South Ottawa Township
CHAIRMOUNT, L. Wagon maker South Ottawa Township
CISCO, Orlando Machinist South Ottawa Township
CLARK, M.   South Ottawa Township
CLARK, John Tailor South Ottawa Township
CONLEY, J. J. Mason South Ottawa Township
CONGDON, David Farmer South Ottawa Township
COOLEY, J. F. Gardener South Ottawa Township
COOLEY, N. M. Gardener.  Born Rodman, N.Y. 1845; to this county 1853.  Married 1866, Susan CUNNINGHAM.  She was born Belfast, Maine 1842.  Children:  H. H. and L. E. South Ottawa Township
COOPER, Thos. Printer South Ottawa Township
CORDER, Jas. Rents farm South Ottawa Township
CORDER, L. Rents farm South Ottawa Township
CORTI, B., Dr. Physician South Ottawa Township
CRANE, C. S. Detective South Ottawa Township
CRANE, John Sr. Rents farm South Ottawa Township
CRANE, John Jr. Rents farm South Ottawa Township
CRANE, Robt Farmer South Ottawa Township
CRANE, Thos. Lawyer South Ottawa Township
CUMMINGS, D. Carpenter South Ottawa Township
CUNNINGHAM, J. H. Moulder South Ottawa Township
CUNNINGHAM, J. W. Moulder South Ottawa Township
CUNNINGHAM, J. O. School janitor South Ottawa Township
CUNNINGHAM, W. Carpenter South Ottawa Township
CUTLER, N. W. Carpenter South Ottawa Township
CUTLER, R. B. Meat market South Ottawa Township
CUTLERY, F. L.   South Ottawa Township
DAVIDSON, W. W. Rents farm South Ottawa Township
DAVIS, G. W. Plasterer South Ottawa Township
DAVIS, W.   South Ottawa Township
DELBRIDGE, John Farmer South Ottawa Township
DEWEY, M. A. Hardware South Ottawa Township
DICKEN, J. H. Blacksmith South Ottawa Township
DICKEN, Sanford Blacksmith South Ottawa Township
DIHAEL, H. Carpenter South Ottawa Township
DRAKE, Braden Laborer South Ottawa Township
DRAKE, James H. Farming.  Born Coles Co., Ill, 1840.  Came to this county 1844.  (his father Jesse DRAKE came to Ill. 1838 from Bradford Co., Pa.; was born 1800 in Orange Co., NY and died here 1873.  Mother born 1797, Bradford Co. Pa. died 1872).  Wife:  M. J. TURNER of Wyoming Co., Pa, born 1846.  Married 1868.  Children:  Charles & Belle. South Ottawa Township
DUFFIELD, W. Farmer South Ottawa Township
EDGECOMB, Chas. Lawyer South Ottawa Township
EELLS, Fred Farmer South Ottawa Township
ELENDORF, Homer Laborer South Ottawa Township
FALLAGHER, W. Retired South Ottawa Township
FALLETT, James Farmer South Ottawa Township
FARNSWORTH, D. Blacksmith South Ottawa Township
FARNSWORTH, R. Carriage mfg. South Ottawa Township
FARRELL, J. W. Farmer.  Born Barron Co., Ky 1840.  To this county 1856.  Married 1865, Jennie CHACE (of Fall River, Mass., born 1844).  Daus: Cora; Ida; Ella. South Ottawa Township
FENERBON, C. J.   South Ottawa Township
FIELDS, Cyrus Carpenter South Ottawa Township
FISHBURN, Francis M. Farmer.  Born Dauphin Co., Pa 1836; to this county 1840.  Married 1861 to Caroline HOGABOOM.  She was born S. Ottawa 1842.  4 children South Ottawa Township
FISHBURN, Jacob Sr. Farmer South Ottawa Township
FISHBURN, Jacob Jr. Farmer South Ottawa Township
FRENCH, J. H. Farmer South Ottawa Township
FRISCHT, August Tailor South Ottawa Township
GAINES, Jno. Pump maker South Ottawa Township
GARDNER, John Carriage maker.  Born Pa. 1830; to this county 1861.  Married 1862, Lucy ROBINSON, of So. Ottawa.  She was born Ashland Co., Ohio 1833.  To this county 1861.  4 children. South Ottawa Township
GIBBENS, C. H. Laborer South Ottawa Township
GILBERT, H. A.   South Ottawa Township
GILSON, C. P. Laborer South Ottawa Township
GORE, Myron Pump mfg. South Ottawa Township
GRANT, O. B. Carpenter South Ottawa Township
GRAVES, Simeon Farm worker South Ottawa Township
GREEN, Bloomfield Laborer South Ottawa Township
GREEN, Geo. Rents farm South Ottawa Township
GREEN, James Laborer South Ottawa Township
GREEN, Jas. L. Teamster South Ottawa Township
GREGG, J. B. Carpenter South Ottawa Township
GRIFFITH, B. B. Boot & shoe mfg. South Ottawa Township
HALBERT, J. H. Teamster South Ottawa Township
HANNA, Alex Farmer.  Born Scotland 1832; to this county 1852.  Married 1858, Sophia SHAW who was born 1836 in So. Ottawa.  5 children South Ottawa Township
HARDTEN, W. Shoemaker South Ottawa Township
HARROLD, Daniel Laborer South Ottawa Township
HASKINS, Albert Laborer South Ottawa Township
HARTMAN, Fred Farmer South Ottawa Township
HARTMAN, H. Farmer South Ottawa Township
HARVEY, M. Tomb stones South Ottawa Township
HARVEY, M. M. Stone work South Ottawa Township
HEADSTRONG, Chas. Blacksmith South Ottawa Township
HELMICK, S. R. Blacksmith South Ottawa Township
HELSTERN, L. Laborer South Ottawa Township
HEMERICK, J. C. Rents farm South Ottawa Township
HERBSTER, Fred Shoe mfg. South Ottawa Township
HILL, John Farmer.  Born Devonshire, England 1856; to this county 1873.  Married 1876, Laura THOMPSON of Indiana.  She was born 1857 South Ottawa Township
HINDS, Jno. Grinder in cutlery South Ottawa Township
HITCHCOCK, J. E. Machinist South Ottawa Township
HITT, D. F. Farmer South Ottawa Township
HODGSON, Aaron Farmer South Ottawa Township
HOGABOOM, Jno. Farmer South Ottawa Township
HOGABOOM, Lorin Farmer South Ottawa Township
HOLLENBECK, W. Laborer South Ottawa Township
HOSSACK, Jno. Retired South Ottawa Township
HOW, Jno. G. Farmer South Ottawa Township
HOYDEN, J. J.   South Ottawa Township
HUGEN, (no first name entered) Farmer South Ottawa Township
HUNT, Jas. R. Farmer South Ottawa Township
IZENHOUND, (no first name entered) Farmer South Ottawa Township
JOHNSON, A. L. Machinist South Ottawa Township
KERSTE, Casper Carpenter South Ottawa Township
KESTLER, Edgar Farmer South Ottawa Township
KESTLER, Henry Farmer South Ottawa Township
KESTLER, Jno Farmer South Ottawa Township
KESTLER, Wm. Farmer South Ottawa Township
KILBERN, E. Lawyer South Ottawa Township
KILBERN, Hiram Lawyer South Ottawa Township
KILBERN, Norman Lawyer South Ottawa Township
KIRK, Hugh Laborer South Ottawa Township
KOAN, Jno   South Ottawa Township
LANE, D. Farmer South Ottawa Township
LAYFAVE, Julius Shoemaker South Ottawa Township
LEE, Jas.   South Ottawa Township
LEEK, Wm. Wagon maker South Ottawa Township
LEWELEN, J. L. Farmer South Ottawa Township
LIBBEY, Edward Farmer.  Born Richmond, Maine 1853; to this county 1856.  Married 1874, Loretta A. MILLER, who was born in Lewisburg, Ohio, 1851.  (son) Elbridge T. South Ottawa Township
LIBBY, Francis, Mrs. Farmer.  Born Ulster Co., N.Y. 1829; to this county 1832.  Married Francis LIBBY Esq. of Farmington, Maine; Died 1864. South Ottawa Township
LIBBY, Tollman Farmer.  Born Richmond, Maine 1824; to this county 1856.  Married 1852, Lucy A. LIBBY, who was born in Farmington, Maine, 1831.  (Sons) Edward and Isiah B. South Ottawa Township
LIND, G. W. Harness maker South Ottawa Township
LOGAN, H. I. Carpenter South Ottawa Township
LOGAN, S. B. Millwright South Ottawa Township
LONG, Jas. School teacher South Ottawa Township
LOVEJOY, Cyrus K. Retired farmer.  Born Hebron, New Hampshire, 1810; to this county 1849.  Married 1842, Adeline GENTLEMAN.  She was born Topsham, Orange Co., Vt. 1814.  2 daughters South Ottawa Township
LOWMAN, Arthur Farmer.  Born Berkey Co., Va 1818; to this county 1843.  She died 1857.  Married #1, Precilla PICKENS in 1843; married #2, Margaret BLAIR, 1858.  9 children; 4 sons & 5 daus. South Ottawa Township
LOWMAN, Michael Farmer.  Born So. Ottawa 1855.  Married Minnie MARTIN, 1876 South Ottawa Township
LOWMAN, Wm. Farmer.  Lives with father South Ottawa Township
LYLE, Jas. Farmer South Ottawa Township
McCULLOCH, Jas. Rents farm South Ottawa Township
McMANUS, J. Clerk South Ottawa Township
McMEER, (no first name entered) Farmer South Ottawa Township
MACE, Gideon Farmer South Ottawa Township
MACK, Pat Laborer South Ottawa Township
MAGO, Henry Lawyer South Ottawa Township
MAKAY, Adam Carpenter South Ottawa Township
MAKAY, Jno. Laborer South Ottawa Township
MARINER, J. Frank Dentist.  Born Lincolnville, Maine 1830; to this county 1855.  Married 1856, Catherine J. CAMPBELL.  She was born in Chester Co., Pa. 1834;  to this county 1855.  Daus:  Isabel D. and Ethel M. South Ottawa Township
MARSH, Henry Farmer.  Born La Salle, 1852.  Married 1874, Lizzie PATTERSON of Vermillionville.  Born 1854.  2 children:  William and Agnes I. South Ottawa Township
MARTIN, A. A. Meat market South Ottawa Township
MARTIN, C. Teamster South Ottawa Township
MARTIN, Fredk. Rents farm South Ottawa Township
MARTIN, Preston Farmer South Ottawa Township
MARTIN, Rollin Rents farm South Ottawa Township
MARTIN, Stanley Farmer South Ottawa Township
MASON, Thomas M. Druggist.  Born N.Y.C., 1824; to this county 1846.  Married 1859, Mrs. Caroline VAN BUREN South Ottawa Township
MATHIAS, G. W. Rents farm South Ottawa Township
MATSON, Chas. Farmer South Ottawa Township
MATSON, Silas Farmer South Ottawa Township
MENGUS, F. W. Harness maker South Ottawa Township
MILLER, M. Shoemaker South Ottawa Township
MILLER, G. N. Farmer South Ottawa Township
MILLER, O. P. Carpenter South Ottawa Township
MILLER, Peter Carpenter South Ottawa Township
MILLER, Thos. Carpenter South Ottawa Township
MILLER, W. P. Cutlery South Ottawa Township
MILLS, Daniel Farmer.  Born England 1804; to U. S. 1833.  Resided Cohoes, N.Y. for years; to this county 1843.  Married 1831, Sarah SMITH.  Children:  Daniel E.; Edward C.; Sarah H.; George A. South Ottawa Township
MILLS, Geo. Farmer.  Born So. Ottawa 1849.  Married Martha E. KNIGHT, 1869.  She was born Seneca Co., N.Y. 1852.   3 daughters. South Ottawa Township
MOGER, Jno Machinist South Ottawa Township
MOORE, August Farmer South Ottawa Township
MOORE, C. E. Blacksmith South Ottawa Township
MOORE, H. P. Farmer South Ottawa Township
MOORE, Thos. Retired farmer South Ottawa Township
MORSE, R. H.   South Ottawa Township
NATTINGER, C. A. Carpenter South Ottawa Township
NITCHLEM, E. P. Paper mfg. South Ottawa Township
O'DONELL, Jas. Laborer South Ottawa Township
ODELL, J. W., Rev.   South Ottawa Township
ONG, Jno. Blacksmith South Ottawa Township
ORLENDORF, Henry Farmer South Ottawa Township
OSTRANDER, J. B. Farmer South Ottawa Township
PACIFIC, V. Farmer South Ottawa Township
PANE, Edward Rents farm South Ottawa Township
PARKER, Jno   South Ottawa Township
PARSONS, W. Blacksmith South Ottawa Township
PATRIDGE, Chas. Rents farm South Ottawa Township
PATRIDGE, Geo. Rents farm South Ottawa Township
PEMBROKE, Jerry Stone mason South Ottawa Township
PERROTT, August Farmer South Ottawa Township
PERRY, A. E. Clerk South Ottawa Township
PERUE, Jno.   South Ottawa Township
PHILLIMORE, John Sr. Farmer.  Born London, England 1818; to this county 1851.  Married 1838, Miss Isabella PHILLIMORE.  Born Lond, Eng. 1819.  Children:  John;  William; Letitia; Lewis; Isabella; Henry; and Sarah South Ottawa Township
PHILLIMORE, John Corn sheller.  Born England 1840; to this county 1850.  Married 1867, Henrietta ROBEL.  5 children South Ottawa Township
PHILMORE, Lewis Farmer South Ottawa Township
PHILMORE, W. Farmer South Ottawa Township
PICKENS, Frank Farmer South Ottawa Township
PICKENS, James Farmer South Ottawa Township
PIERCY, G. Farmer South Ottawa Township
PIKE, Wm. Farmer South Ottawa Township
POOL, Cyrus Farmer.  Born Harrisburg, Pa. 1811; to this county 1869.  Married 1848, Miss Ruth E. BELL, of Berkley Co., Va.  Children: Frank 1824-1839;  Laura B. 1857-1877. South Ottawa Township
PORTER, Chas. N. Machinist South Ottawa Township
PORTER, J. E. Agriculture implements South Ottawa Township
PORTER, Joseph Rents farm South Ottawa Township
POTTER, Hosea Veterinary surgeon.  Born Rutland, Vt. 1809; to this county 1849.  Married 1834, Betsey WELLERWAX, of Wayne Co., N.Y.  She was born 1811 South Ottawa Township
POW, Jno Carpenter South Ottawa Township
PRICHARD, D. E.   South Ottawa Township
PRICHARD, W. E. Horse dealer South Ottawa Township
RANDLETT, Chas. E. Farmer.  Born New Hampshire 1829; to this county 1854.  Married 1868, Mary E. PHELPS.  2 daus & 1 son South Ottawa Township
REED, Abner Laborer South Ottawa Township
REED, Isaac Farmer.  Born Dartmouth, Mass. 1813; to this county 1851.  Married 1838,Miss Nancy L. BROWN.  She was born in Sutton, Mass. 1820.  Children:  Minerva; Flora; Marietta; Irene; Ida; Lillie South Ottawa Township
REESE, Wm. Farmer South Ottawa Township
REYNOLDS, C. W. (M. D. physician) Born Ohio 1811; to this county 1834. South Ottawa Township
RHODES, Isaac Clerk South Ottawa Township
RHODES, Richard Stone mason South Ottawa Township
RHODES, T. Stone mason South Ottawa Township
RHODY, H. Rents farm South Ottawa Township
ROBINETT, Asbery Laborer South Ottawa Township
ROBINETT, Chas. Laborer South Ottawa Township
ROBINETT, Cornelius Laborer South Ottawa Township
ROBINETT, Oliver Plasterer South Ottawa Township
ROCKWOOD, L. O. Farmer.  Born Chesterfield, New Hampshire 1823.  Came to this county 1825.  Son of John & Sarah ROCKWOOD. South Ottawa Township
ROMAINE, Geo. Gardener South Ottawa Township
RUMPLE, David Laborer South Ottawa Township
RUMPLE, Geo. Carpenter South Ottawa Township
RUSSELL, Jas. Farmer South Ottawa Township
SANDEY, John Grocer South Ottawa Township
SANDERS, Frank Contractor.  Born London, England 1853.  To U. S. 1854; to this county 1862.  Resides with father-Wm. SANDERS Esq. South Ottawa Township
SANDERS, Wm. Carpenter South Ottawa Township
SCHREEB, E. W. School teacher South Ottawa Township
SCOTT, J. E. Merchant South Ottawa Township
SESSLER, B. Farmer South Ottawa Township
SHAW, Alva O. Farmer South Ottawa Township
SHAW, Rosannah, Mrs. Born Bethel, Ohio 1820; to this county 1838.  Widow of J. E. SHAW Esq. He came as a child from New York.  He died 1875 at 68 years. 1 son, 2 daus South Ottawa Township
SHAW, Thomas Carpenter South Ottawa Township
SHEAHAN, Jerry Farmer.  Born Ottawa 1851.  Married Annie CLANCEY 1877.  She was born Farm Ridge, 1855.  Jerry is son of John SHEHAN of So. Ottawa. South Ottawa Township
SHEAHAN, John Farmer South Ottawa Township
SHEHAN, M. Farmer South Ottawa Township
SHEHAN, Thos. Jr. Farmer South Ottawa Township
SHEHAN, Thos. Farmer South Ottawa Township
SHUTE, Thos. Farmer South Ottawa Township
SKINNER, C. J. Clerk South Ottawa Township
SKINNER, J. E. Grain dealer.  Born Minicinque, Orange Co.., N.Y. 1809.  To this county 1840.  Married Feb 29, 1836 to Mary L. STEVENS, who was born Oneida Co., N.Y., Feb. 12, 1817; moved to Cass Co., Mich where the marriage took place.  7 children South Ottawa Township
SKINNER, R. E. Laborer South Ottawa Township
SMITH, A. S. Toll keeper.  Born Derby, Conn. 1836; to this county 1855.  Married 1862, Sarah FARRELL, of Glasgow, Ky.  She moved to LaSalle Co. 1856.  Children:  (son) E.A.; (dau) Jessie; and an infant. South Ottawa Township
SMITH, C. J. Laborer South Ottawa Township
SMITH, R. A. Laborer South Ottawa Township
SNIGER, T. B. Laborer South Ottawa Township
SNOOK, Harvey Farmer.  Born Fishkill, Dutchess Co., N.Y. 1836.  To Illinois 1856; to this county 1860.  Wife: Miss Adaline LOVEJOY, born Vt. 1839.  Married 1858.  Children:  Chestina; Anna; Cyrus; Chas.; Albert; Melissa; Amanda; and Abraham. South Ottawa Township
SNOOKS, Jas. Laborer South Ottawa Township
SQUIRES, A. M. Painter South Ottawa Township
STEINMIRE, H. E. Cigar maker South Ottawa Township
STEPHENS, Frank Laborer South Ottawa Township
STEVENS, J. A.  Laborer South Ottawa Township
STREATOR, Frank Printer South Ottawa Township
STUMPH, T. B. Farmer South Ottawa Township
STUMPH, W. R. Farmer South Ottawa Township
STUMPH, W. W. Farmer South Ottawa Township
STUMPH, Wyn Clerk South Ottawa Township
SUEHR, Julius Gardener South Ottawa Township
SUTTON, Wm. Rents farm South Ottawa Township
TALBOT, P. Clerk South Ottawa Township
THOMPSON, W. P. Dealer in agl. implts. South Ottawa Township
TIMMONS, Thos. Laborer South Ottawa Township
TOOMBS, Thos. H. Farmer.  Born England 1836; to Ohio 1852; to this county 1856.  Married 1860, Mary J. CRANE, of So. Ottawa.  She was born in England 1843.  7 children.  2 sons & 5 daus. South Ottawa Township
TRAINER, Edw. Sr. Stone Mason South Ottawa Township
TRAINER, Edw. Jr. Rents farm South Ottawa Township
TREMPER, W. H. Carpenter South Ottawa Township
TROXEL, J. Tailor South Ottawa Township
VAZZINE, Alex Farmer South Ottawa Township
VAZZINE, Jno. Farmer South Ottawa Township
WALOFKE, Bernard Cabinet maker South Ottawa Township
WAKEFIELD, Otis O. Retired farmer.  Born N.Y. 1811; to this county 1839.  Married Mrs. Jane McCONE 1864 South Ottawa Township
WATERS, Thos. B. Harness maker South Ottawa Township
WATTS, John Farmer South Ottawa Township
WATTS, Jos. Farmer South Ottawa Township
WATTS, P. C. Farmer.  Born Devonshire, England 1822.  To Illinois 1840; to this county 1844.  Married 1847 to Margaret A. BROWN.  She was born N.Y. and came to this county 1840.  9 children South Ottawa Township
WATTS, W. H. Farmer South Ottawa Township
WESTCOTT, Benj. Laborer South Ottawa Township
WESTCOTT, E. E. Laborer South Ottawa Township
WESTCOTT, M. S. Laborer South Ottawa Township
WESTCOTT, O. Laborer South Ottawa Township
WILARD, A. W. Rents farm South Ottawa Township
WILLHAZEN, Wm. Farm Laborer South Ottawa Township
WILLIAMS, John   South Ottawa Township
WING, Hannibal Farmer South Ottawa Township
WING, S. C. Rents farm South Ottawa Township
WISE, Adam Miller South Ottawa Township
WISHARD, John Farmer South Ottawa Township
WYMAN, Peter Plasterer South Ottawa Township
YOST, Ezra Z. Buggy maker South Ottawa Township

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