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24 Feb 2017

My hr grandfather was born in 1851 in Peru/LaSalle. His father was married in 1851 in Xenia, Ohio. ( John Hannon- my gr Grandfathers death record,lists his mother as Bridget O'Rourke) I think the church at time was Rock church,but can't find anything about it, looking for old records for this church. My gr gr grandfather Bernard Hannon was married to Bridget O'Rourke in Peru/LaSalle around 1849, they were Irish Catholic, looking for a Catholic Church which might have records for this time period. thanks

Submitted by Peg Hannon [email protected]

03 Nov 2016

John Marshall was born in 1884 in Buffalo NY. He arrived, age 3, in LaSalle, IL in 1887, no mention of other family members. He was reared by William and Mary Fitzpatrick. Also known as John Fitzpatrick and John Fitzpatrick Marshall. Fitzpatricks reared John in the Roman Catholic church. Their local parish was St. Patrick's, LaSalle.

Searching for information on the possibility that John was an orphan train rider.

Submitted by Mary Douglass [email protected]

12 Aug 2016

I am researching my ancestor, Martha Jane Stringer Crawl. According to the 1920 census, she had outlived her husband, John Crawl who is buried in the LaSalle Cemetery. Her name appears on the tombstone, too. However, it only carries her birthdate. She may not be buried thee. She does not show up on the Illinois archive death records. Please assist or direct me in finding her death records. I would be happy to reimburse you for your costs.

Submitted by Judith Wood Hinton [email protected]

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