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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

Waltham Township

Name Occupation & Notes Township
AMES, A. F. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
ALMY, Benjamin Farmer.  Utica.  Born Newport. R. I., 1814.  To this county 1864. Married Sarah A. SISSON, born Portsmouth, R. I. 1828.  Married 1844.  Children:  Emiline, 1845; Abby, 1848; William J., 1850; Andrew, 1852; Elizabeth, 1854; Joseph, 1857; Sarah, 1861; Mary, 1864; Sarah C., 1869. Waltham Township
ANDERSON, David Farmer.  Utica.  Born Scotland 1839.  To this county 1861.  Married Emma WOOD, born Rutland Co., Vt. 1845.  Married 1866.  Children:  Martha, 1868; David, 1869; Caroline, 1871; Alice, 1874. Waltham Township
AUBRY, Dennis Farmer.  Ottawa Waltham Township
AUBRY, Jno. Farmer.  Ottawa Waltham Township
AUBRY, Joseph Farmer.  Ottawa.  Born France 1824.  To this county 1848.  Married Marie Agatha PIERGUER (born France 1822).  Children:  John, 1850; May Isabel, 1852; Dennis, 1854; Emil, 1856. Waltham Township
BAKER, Andrew Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
BARBER, David Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
BARR, Christian Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
BARR, Jacob Farmer.  Utica.  Born Lancaster Co., Pa. 1833.  To this county 1865.  Married Fannie BRUBAKER, born Ohio in 1832.  Married 1854.  Children:  Christian, 1855; Amanda, 1856; Aledia, 1858; Mary, 1860; Eliza, 1863; Henry, 1865; John, 1867; Jacob, 1870; Benjamin, 1872. Waltham Township
BARTLETT, Frank Farmer.  Utica.  Born Arlington, Mass. 1843.  To this county 1869.  Married 1870, Maria WOOD, born Rutland Co., Vt. 1849.  Child:  Charlotte, 1876. Waltham Township
BELKNAP, A. Farmer.  Prairie Center Waltham Township
BELKNAP, Justus Farmer.  Prairie Center.  Born Orange Co., N.Y. 1837.  To this county 1856.  Married 1863, Sarah SMITH, born Maine 1836.  Children:  Frank, 1865; Oliver, 1867; Delia, 1870. Waltham Township
BEGGS, Adam J. Renter. Utica.  Born Canada West, 1838.  To this county 1859.  Married 1869, Laura EBERHART, born Penn. 1845.  Children:  John, 1870; Lessie, 1872; Stella, 1873;  Walter, 1874; Margaret, 1875. Waltham Township
BILLMAN, Geo. Farm.  Utica Waltham Township
BILLMAN, Jacob Farm.  Ottawa Waltham Township
BENOIT, Chas. Renter.  Utica Waltham Township
BROBST, S. Rents.  Utica Waltham Township
BURK, Thos. Farmer.  Utica.  Born Ireland 1831.  To this county 1850.  Married Bridget McGRATH, born Ireland 1831.  Children:  Mary, 1857; Thomas, 1861; John, 1866; William 1868; David, 1871; Frances, 1873; James, 1875. Waltham Township
CAIN, Michael Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
CAIRNS, Robt. Farmer.  Troy Grove Waltham Township
CALDERWOOD, G. Farmer.  Troy Grove Waltham Township
CAREY, James Farmer.  Ottawa.  Born Ireland 1834.  To this county 1849.  Married 1864, Margaret GILIGAN, born Maryland.  Children:  Katie and Edward. Waltham Township
CARLIN, Bernard Farm.  Utica Waltham Township
CARLIN, Jno. School teacher.  Utica Waltham Township
CHAHILL, Dennis Renter.  Utica Waltham Township
CHAPIN, A. W. Renter.  Utica Waltham Township
CHAPIN, Alvin Renter.  Utica Waltham Township
CHAPIN, Oscar Renter.  Utica Waltham Township
CHASE, Nathan Renter.  Troy Grove Waltham Township
CLARK, C. D. Lives with father.   Waltham Township
CLARK, D. L. Farm.  Utica Waltham Township
COLLINS, C. A. Farm.  Utica Waltham Township
COLLINS, Dan O. Farmer.  Utica.  Born Vt. 1835.  To this county 1857.  Married 1867, Betsey DENIO, born Jefferson Co., N.Y.  Children:  Willie H., 1867; Grace, 1870; Fannie, 1873. Waltham Township
CONNATY, Thos. Rents farm.  Utica Waltham Township
CONRAD, L. Farmer.  Ottawa Waltham Township
COSGROVE, Pat. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
CRUIKSHANK, Robt. Farmer.  Troy Grove Waltham Township
CURNI, Alex Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
CUTHBERTSON, John Farmer.  La Salle.  Born Albany, N.Y. 1849.  To this county 1849. Waltham Township
DANA, William Farmer. Utica Waltham Township
DANA, Samuel Farmer. Utica Waltham Township
DAUGHTRY, Jas. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
DAUGHTRY, John Laborer.  Utica Waltham Township
DIBBLE, David Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
DINGMAN, Charles Farmer.  Utica.  Born Canada 1852.  To this county 1870. Waltham Township
DISIER, Claude Farmer.  Ottawa.  Born France 1827.  To this county 1854.  Married Sophia HESS, born France 1827.  Children:  Edward, 1867; (children by former marriage):  Fannie SULEBERGER, 1852; Emma SULEBERGER, 1854; Sophia SULEBERGER, 1856. Waltham Township
DOAN, J. B. Farmer.  Prairie Centre Waltham Township
DONAHUE, P. Farmer.  Prairie Centre Waltham Township
DUNLAP, Chas. Farmer.  Troy Grove Waltham Township
DUNLOP, J. Farmer.  Troy Grove Waltham Township
DUVIA, H. Farmer.  Ottawa Waltham Township
DUVIA, J. H. Farmer.  Ottawa Waltham Township
EDGCOMB, Wm. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
EDMONDS, Wm. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
EMRICH, J. Farmer.  Ottawa.  Born Ohio 1845.  To this county 1857. Married Matilda GOUTZ, born Germany 1855.  Married 1870.  Children:  Charles; Beatta; Lizzia;  Edward. Waltham Township
ERB, Elias Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
EVART, R. R. Farm.  Troy Grove Waltham Township
FALVEY, Morris R. Farm.  Utica Waltham Township
FANNER, Henry Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
FARMER, Henry Farmer.  Utica.  Born Ireland 1812.  To this county 1842.  Married 1838, Jane GANNON, born Ireland 1824. Children:  Patrick; John; Henry; Tom; Charley; William; Frances; Mary. Waltham Township
FARMER, Thomas Rents farm.  Utica.  Born Wisconsin 1849.  Married Margaret GIBLIN, born this county 1856.  Married 1874. Waltham Township
FARMER, W. Lives with father.  Utica Waltham Township
FINLEY, J. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
FITZGERALD, Maurice Jr. Utica Waltham Township
FITZGERALD, Mich. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
FITZGERALD, Morris Farm.  Utica Waltham Township
FORD, E. L. Farmer Waltham Township
FORD, Geo. W. Rents farm.  Prairie Center.  Born Maine 1848.  To this county 1851.  Married 1872, Sophia BUTLER, born Maine 1851.  Child: Cordon, 1874. Waltham Township
FOTHERINGHAM, D. Farm.  La Salle Waltham Township
FRENCH, B. B., Jr. Farm.  Utica Waltham Township
FRENCH, B. B., Sr. Farm.  Utica Waltham Township
GALVIN, Jno. Rents farm.  Utica Waltham Township
GALLUP, Orrin Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
GEMMILL, D. Farmer.  Troy Grove Waltham Township
GEMMILL, W. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
GILLIGAN, E. Farmer.  La Salle Waltham Township
GILLIGAN, J. Farm.  La Salle Waltham Township
GILLIGAN, P. Lives with father.  La Salle Waltham Township
GLENN, G. T. Farm.  Troy Grove Waltham Township
GLENN, Jas. Farm.  Troy Grove Waltham Township
GRACE, Jas. Rents farm.  Utica Waltham Township
GRAHAM, J. M. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
GRAY, Sam'l D. Farmer.  Utica.  Born Armstrong Co., Pa. 1835.  To this county 1857.  Married #1, Mary C. SANBORN; died Feb. 1869.  Child:  Harry S. Married #2, Ann WOOD, born Vt. 1855; married 1872.  Children:  Carrie, 1873; Levi, 1874; Nellie, 1877. Waltham Township
HAGENBUCK, Chas. Farmer.  Ottawa Waltham Township
HAGENBUCK, J. W., Jr. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
HAGENBUCK, Enoch Farmer.  Utica.  Born Berks Co., Pa 1814.  To this county 1851.  Married Christina GREENWALDT, born Penn.  Married 1835.  Children:  Harriet; Lydia; James; Clara; Lucinda; Enoch; Amos; Adelina; Melinda. Waltham Township
HANLEY, Jas. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
HANLEY, John Farmer.  Utica.  Born Ireland 1842.  To this county 1848.  Son of late James HANLEY, early settler of this twp.  Has 5 brothers & 2 sisters. Waltham Township
HANLEY, Pat Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
HANLEY, Peter Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
HANLEY, Thos. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
HARRIS, C. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
HARRIS, John Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
HARTSHORN, Alfred Farmer.  La Salle.  Born Madison Co., N.Y. 1823.  To this county 1837.  Married Amelia DEAN, born East Hadham, Conn., in 1837.  Children:  George A., 1857; Frederic, 1860; Theresa, 1862. Waltham Township
HARTSHORN, P. Farm.  Utica Waltham Township
HARTSHORN, Pliny Farmer.  La Salle.  Born Madison Co., N.Y. 1825.  To this county 1837.  Married 1856 Sarah SIMONTON, born Maine 1826.  Children:  Anna, 1858;  Herbert, 1861; Eugene, 1865. Waltham Township
HARMEN, Jno., Jr. Farm.  Ottawa Waltham Township
HARMEN, J., Sr. Farm.  Ottawa Waltham Township
HERMAN, Jos. Farm.  Utica Waltham Township
HEINLY, Jacob Farm.  Utica Waltham Township
HICKEY, Dan Farm.  Utica Waltham Township
HILL, E. J. Farm.  Troy Grove Waltham Township
HILL, J. F. Farm.  Troy Grove Waltham Township
HESS, Emile Farm.  Utica.  Born France 1850.  To this county 1854.  Emile is son of Julian HESS, born France, 1823.  Has sister, Josephine born France, 1852. Waltham Township
HESS, E. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
HESS, Julian Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
HOOD, Sam'l Farmer.  Ottawa.  Born Beaver Co., Penn. 1832.  To this county 1854.  Married Martha A. MARSHALL, born Pa. 1834?.  Children:  Eliza, 1857; Willetta, 1864. Waltham Township
JACKSON, William Troy Grove Waltham Township
JOHNSON, Thos. Rents.  Utica Waltham Township
JOHNSON, Wm. Rents farm.  Utica Waltham Township
JONES, S. A. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
JONES, Wm. B. Tailor.  Utica Waltham Township
KLOCK, A. H. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
KINNEGAR, Jno. Farmer.  Utica.  Born Penn. 1835.  To this county 1847.  Married Catherine McHUGH, born LaSalle Co., 1841.  Died 1876.  4 sons & 5 das Waltham Township
LENOX, E. M. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
LONG, Jas. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
MACOMBER, S. Troy Grove Waltham Township
MANNING, Thos. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
MESERVE, Betsey, Mrs. Farmer.  Utica.  Born Warren Co., N.Y. 1821.  To this county 1856. Widow of the late Joseph MESERVE, who was born in Maine 1797.  Died 1870.  Children:  William; John; Joseph; Mary Etta (now Mrs. E. D. HARTSTROM); and Ida (now Mrs. J. P. SCHRADER). Waltham Township
MEYER, Eugene Laborer.  Utica Waltham Township
MONIOT, H. Farmer.   Ottawa Waltham Township
MOORE, David Utica Waltham Township
MORIATRY, M. Renter.  Utica Waltham Township
MOTAY, A. Farmer.  Ottawa Waltham Township
MUIR, John Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
MYER, A. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
MYER, Levi Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
NEWCOMER, Jacob Farmer.  La Salle Waltham Township
NEAR, Germain Renter.  Utica.  Born Saratoga Co., N.Y. 1818.  To this county 1859.  Married Sarah B. WENHAM, born N.Y. 1837.  Married 1851.  Children:  Edwin, 1857; Charles, 1859; Fred, 1867; Albertice, 1869; Myra, 1873. Waltham Township
ORR, Thomas Road grader.  Utica.  Born Scotland 1830.  To this county 1837.  Married Lucinda SANFORD, born Illinois 1839.  Children:  Theresa; Wm. R.; Julia B.; Thomas; Robert; Lulu G. Waltham Township
PIERCY, Gilbert Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
PIERCY, John Farmer.  Utica.  Born England 1833.  To this county 1850.  Married 1858, Lydia Ann HORNER, born New Jersey 1836.  Children:  Thomas; James; George; Dorothy; William; Charles. Waltham Township
PIERCY, Gilbert Farmer.  Utica.  Born England 1819 Waltham Township
PRICE, Robt. Utica Waltham Township
ROUX, Joseph Works for uncle.  Ottawa.  Born this county 1858 Waltham Township
SARGENT, Henry Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
SARGENT, H. C. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
SCOTT, W. C. Farmer.  La Salle Waltham Township
SHANLEY, Patrick Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
SHEHAN, J. Farmer.  Ottawa Waltham Township
SHOMAS, C. Farmer. Ottawa Waltham Township
SLATTERY, P. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
SMALL, W. Farmer.  La Salle Waltham Township
SMITH, W. C. Rents farm.  Utica Waltham Township
SOLSBERGER, P. Farmer.  Ottawa Waltham Township
SPAULDING, G. H. Farmer.  Prairie Center Waltham Township
STARBECK, Frank Farmer.  Ottawa.  Born this county 1850.  Son of John STARBECK, an earlier settler.  5 sisters and 2 brothers in this county. Waltham Township
STARBECK, J. Farm.  Ottawa Waltham Township
STARBECK, T. Farm.  Ottawa Waltham Township
STEWARD, S. Farm.  Utica Waltham Township
SULLIVAN, T. Farm.  Ottawa Waltham Township
TEEL, George Farm.  Utica Waltham Township
TRAINOR, Thomas Renter.  Troy Grove.  Born Ireland 1848.  To this county 1869.  Married Elizabeth McCURDY, born Ireland.  Married 1871.  Children:  Laurence; Charles; Mary; and Elizabeth. Waltham Township
TRUE, G. A. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
TURNER, Mathias Carpenter.  Ottawa Waltham Township
VALLON, Simeon Farmer.  Ottawa Waltham Township
WALDRON, John Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
WALDRON, T. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
WALDRON, Chas. M. Farmer.  Utica.  Born Ireland 1832.  To this county 1850.  Married 1864, Elizabeth CAHILL, born this county.  Children:  Mary; Thomas; Dennis; Anna; Lizzie; and Charles. Waltham Township
WALLACE, John Troy Grove Waltham Township
WARRICK, J. M. Rents.  Utica Waltham Township
WARRICK, Robt. Laborer.  Utica Waltham Township
WARRICK, Wm. Laborer.  Utica Waltham Township
WEAVER, F. Farmer.  Ottawa Waltham Township
WHIPPLE, C. M. Utica Waltham Township
WHIPPLE, F. H. Stock dealer.  Utica.  Born Muskingum Co., Ohio 1836.  To this county 1857 Waltham Township
WILSON, William Farmer.  Utica.  Born Scotland 1837.  To this county 1858.  Married Agnes ANDERSON, born Scotland 1843.  Married 1863.  Children:  Wm., 1864; Christena, 1866; John, 1867; Margaret, 1869; Robert, 1871. Waltham Township
WINN, J. H. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
WOOLF, John Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
WYLIE, A. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township
WYLIE, J. Farmer.  Troy Grove Waltham Township
WYLIE, W. F. Farmer.  Utica Waltham Township

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