LaSalle County

Queries 1999 Jan

Submitter: Marjorie Weir ([email protected])
Date: 31 Jan 1999

I am seeking the names and vital statistics on the family of John Hossack and Martha Lens Hossack of Ottawa. He was an active abolitionist born in Scotland in 1806. He came first to Canada and then to Chicago and later to Ottawa. He died aournd 1890. There were eleven children who lived to adulthood, reportedly an unusual circumstance in that time. Supposedly his home overlooking the river was used as a station on the Underground Railroad.

Surnames: ALT
Submitter: Barbara Boell ([email protected])
Date: 30 Jan 1999

I am researching the Alt family found in the city of LaSalle in 1870 (census)... they came from Perryopolis PA in the late 1860s. John Alt born 1805 Prussia and wife Elizabeth born 1838 PA and sons John Edward Alt born 1868 IL and Louis born 1870 IL. Also John's children from a previous marriage: Christian Alt born circa 1833/35 Prussia and wife Elizabeth born PA (their children Albert, John, Mary, and Estella all born PA); Frederick Alt born 1843 Prussia and wife Frances born PA (their known children all died young in LaSalle: Eugene, Frederick and Edwin); and William Alt born 1830 Prussia and wife Louisa (Children William. Josephine, Charles, Ida, John Conrad all born PA and also Frances and George Henry born LaSalle, IL). The family removed to St. Louis by 1880 except for the Frederick Alt family. He died 1892-1894 probably LaSalle, IL as his wife Frances is listed as a widow in the 1894 city directory. Are there other children of Frederick and Frances that lived in LaSalle? Any information on this family would be appreciated.

Submitter: Ardie Grimes ([email protected])
Date: 27 Jan 1999

Looking for any descendants of Margaret AlmediaHOLLAND and Charles RAFFERTY. They were marriedin 1874. Children were Unknown Female (m. Karl AMORSI); Anna (m Roscoe Conklin); Alice (m. Fred Cox);Margaret; Susan; Ella; William; Charles; andBernard. According to his obituary, Charles farmed in the Leland and Earlville areas, retiring in 1914. Roscoe Conklin and Fred Cox are listed in LaSalle County in the 1917 Prairie Farmers Directory.I would like to contact any descendants of this family. My ggf Peter Rafferty was Charles' brother.Thanks, Ardie

Submitter: conrad favor ([email protected])
Date: 27 Jan 1999

There was a OTIS FAVOR IN LA SALLE County in the1862. He was a 2nt Lieut in the 104th Regiment,Company "K". Civil War.Who were his parents?

Submitter: Sharon Jones ([email protected])
Date: 24 Jan 1999

Researching Rhoads, Rhodes, Collins, Sedgwick, Delaney and Coffin. Will share all information I have.Thanks ahead of time.

Submitter: Dorothy S.louis ([email protected])
Date: 24 Jan 1999

Looking for Kaminski family from this area. Last contact was in census of 1920. Some went to Michigan, but married daughters remained in this area.

Surnames: DAVIS CLAY
Submitter: Alice Clay Benedict ([email protected])
Date: 23 Jan 1999

Looking for parents and siblings of GGrandmother, ELIZA DAVIS, born abt 1847 (give or take a year) IL. Possibly the daughter of Stephen Davis of Carroll and LaSalle Co's. If you have an ELIZA DAVIS in your family, please consider this women.View picture and story at my web page You.

Submitter: Scott Carter ([email protected])
Date: 22 Jan 1999

When my great grandfather, James Thomas Carter diedin 1935, the Pekin Daily Times listed his brother, Frank Carteras living in Mendota in LaSalle county. Frank was born in 1883to Andrew M. and Martha Ruark Carter in Fulton County, Ill.Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

Submitter: Eileen Bower ([email protected])
Date: 22 Jan 1999

I visited LaSalle Genealogy Guild last November, and found a wealth of information and enthusiastic helpful people. I found a relative I was searching for, William H. Charley, but didn't look for his wife, Mary A. Davern. I have a copy of their marriage certificate, dated Sep. 18, 1882. It states that Mary A. Davern is from LaSalle County. I would like a bit more information on her if someone has access to census records. I have William on the 1880 census, age 18, just before he married. Thank you for any input!! Sincerely, Eileen Bower

Submitter: Barbara Whitters ([email protected])
Date: 19 Jan 1999

Andrew Whitters/Witters/Withers appears on 1840 LaSalle Co. census. Not found since. Did he leave descendants there? Is he or others of same surname mentioned in LaSalle Co. records?

Surnames: BERG
Submitter: Bill Bergen ([email protected])
Date: 18 Jan 1999

General research on Berg families in Ottawa between 1888 and 1940.

Submitter: Jude Richardson ([email protected])
Date: 17 Jan 1999

The family of Henry & Margaret (Courtney) Pilcher moved from Clinton Co., Ohio to LaSalle or Livingston Co., Illinois in about 1847.Before 1847, Henry died. I am trying to find his date of death and where he is buried. Margaret is buried in the New Michigan Cemetery, 5 miles east of Streator, Il. She died in 1868. Her family migrated to Kansas soon after her death.

Submitter: Christine Neal ([email protected])
Date: 16 Jan 1999

Looking for info on Ole Andreas Canuteson, oldest son of Oliver Canuteson. Lived LaSalle County, around 1835.

Submitter: Paul Frost ([email protected])
Date: 16 Jan 1999

Seek information on my g-g-g-grandfather John Clark. The information I have on him is as follows:The Franklin Co., KY (City of Frnakfort) 1850 census lists:Clark, John, tailor, age 40, born VA Mary, age 34, born KY Alice, age 14, born KY Catherine, age 13, born KY Henriette, age 10, born KY Margaret, age 8, born KY Virginia, age 6, born KY John, age 5, born KY Henry, age 3, born KYAlice (my g-g-grandmother) married John Tutt in Frankfort on Feb 14, 1855. Mary Clark (Alice's mother died about 1857). The 1860 Census of Cheney's Grove, McLean County, had John and Alice Tutt as followsTutt, John, master carpenter, age 29, born KY Alice, age 24, born KY John B., age 2 Ida A., age 6 monthsClark, John, age 44, born VA John Tutt was a 1st lieutenant in the 116th Illinois Volunteer Infantry and died 26 January 1863. On 20 Dec. 1863, Alice married John Ivins at St Matthew's Episcopal Church in Bloomington.The 1880 Census, McLean County, City of Bloomington shows:Ross, Alexander, pumpdealer, age 46 Margaret, age 37 William, age 15, born IL Mary Elinore, age 6, born IL Jacob, age 4, born IL Howard, age 1, born IL Virginia Gertrude, age 1, born ILClark, John, widowed, age 63, born VAMargaret was a daughter of John Clark. John and Alice Ivins moved to Chicago by 1870 and I am guessing John Clark may have moved in with Margaret and her husband when John and Alice moved. The 1900 and 1910 census show Alexander and Margaret Ross in Streator but no John Clark is listed in their household. There is a burial entry for a John Clark at Riverview Cemetery, block 26, lot 6, burial 29 March 1893, age 84. Alexander Ross died in 1913 and Margaret Ross died 5 Dec. 1923. I do not know where Alexander was buried but her obituary indicates she lived on South Bloomington Street in Streator and was buried at Riverview.If this looks familiar to anyone I would be very interested in corresponding.Thankyou

Submitter: Arlene Crowfoot ([email protected])
Date: 16 Jan 1999

Looking for any information about my ggrandfather, Stephen Pfeifer (Pfifer) who was a coal miner from Austria and naturalized in Ottawa County in 1899. He immigrated with two sisters, Antonia and Agnes, in 1893.Marrying Wilhemina Feigel in 1900 in Coal City, Ill and finally homesteaded in Jordan, MT. Sister, Antonia married Steve Cesar and no information about Agnes both living in Milwaukee, WI. Stephen 's parents were Adam Pfeifer, who died in the Alps, and Elizabeth Richtig

Submitter: Taleah Rose Wilkinson ([email protected])
Date: 15 Jan 1999

Jan. 15, 1999Friday I'm looking for info. on Ethel Rose Carter born Nov. 26, 1881 in Grand Ridge, LaSalle County, Ill. and was married to John Rabbitt/Rabbit on May 11, 1903 in Ottawa, LaSalle county, Ill. Ethel Rose was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Tole Carter, she was one of 8 children according to her obit. John Rabbitt/Rabbit had at least one brother who was in Ill. at the time John and Ethel Rose married. John was a sliversmith by trade while living in Il., this I know for sure as we did have a tea set that he made. His brother was a glass blower by trade, we had a glass chain that he had made for John and Ethel Rose until the early 1960's when his daughter came to visit my Grandmother her in Dade County, Mo. If I remember right either John's brother was either to ill to make the trip, or he had just passed away, so only his daughter came. My Grandmother told me that they had moved to Chiago, Il. sometime after John and Ethel Rose left LaSalle County and moved to Iowa. Ethel Rose's Carter Grand parents was from Kentucky, as I remember that she told me of what along trip it was by wagon to visit them every summer. My father and I have argued this fact he thought Ethel Rose was from Kentucky because she used to talk about summers in Kentucky. However I'm postive on the info, that I have on her birth in Il., as my Grandmother's sister had the family bible, and she wrote up the obit that was in a Iowa newspaper and gave it to me for safe keeping. I am willing to pay for any paper work that has to be done as I know how much time and paper work there can be on a search as that is what I do in my spare time, for the rootsweb Dade County, Missouri. I know that one of Ethel Roses' brother was named Wood, as she used to speak of him, and another was Earl he used to visit the family here in Dade County, Mo. Thank You Taleah Wilkinson

Submitter: Howard Skeffington ([email protected])
Date: 15 Jan 1999

Any further detail on the family of Patrick and Nora (STOCKPOLE) SKEFFINGTON, emigrated abt. 1850 from Ottawa, Canada. Patrick dies in La Salle Co. in 1876, Nora in 1882. Their oldest son, Michael SKEFFINGTON, born 1837 in Ottawa, Canada, was a farmer in Bureau Co. Michael married in La Salle Co. on March 5, 1867 to Eilzabeth COAKELY, daughter of Cornelius COAKELY. Two other sons, Peter and Patrick SKEFFINGTON, apparently moved to Champaign Co., probably after the Civil War. Any further information on this family appreciated.

Submitter: Wil Rett ([email protected])
Date: 09 Jan 1999

Looking for decendants of the brothers and sisters of Fred J. Hassler. Their names were: Phillip, Joe,Gustave, Albert, George, Kathrine A., Edward, Paul,Christian, Elizabeth, William, Annie, Emma, Ben,and Adolph.

Submitter: Stephen Little ([email protected])
Date: 05 Jan 1999

I am looking for a Thomas WOODS, b. 1840 in New York, moved to LaSalle County Illinois after 1871, but before 1876. Had at least 5 children. Margaret, Mary, Edward, William, Sarah. Was found in the 1900 census in Crotty Illinois. with children Margaret Sarah and Mary. No wife was specified in the census but he married Ellen KELLY, from Ireland. Margaret married a Landers, and is found in the 1917 Farmers Index. Edward married Cora Vardaman from Indiana. He died in Lockport Illinois. William has a location of Seneca Illinois, but no definite death location. I would appreciate any help anyone might have for me.Thank YouStephen

Surnames: WHITE
Submitter: Barbara Naus ([email protected])
Date: 04 Jan 1999

I am looking for ancestors of Robert Emmett White. He was born in 1864 or 1865 and married Emmas Thomas in La Salle County circa 1890. Robert had at least one sibling, a sister named Jessie. I do not know the names of Robert's parents, although legend has it his father was thrown off a train in Ottawa. Any information on Robert's ancestors would be appreciated.

Submitter: Jack Martin ([email protected])
Date: 03 Jan 1999

Researching Allen MARTIN, who was living in LaSalle county in 1866. He married Luciuda(Lucinda) HIBBARD, location unknown, and possibly had the following children. William C. MARTIN, Minnie MARTIN, and Marena MARTIN. Marena MARTIN was married to a TARRANT. Also, looking for information on David GUTHRIE, who was mayor of Marseilles during the 1950-1990.

Submitter: William MacKay ([email protected])
Date: 31 Dec 1998

Seek information about Dr. J.F. WEEKS (perhaps Joshua F. Weeks) of Salisbury and Peru, LaSalle County. He (b. c.1820) and wife Louise BLANCHARD Weeks (b. c.1823) appear in 1850 Salisbury census with presumed offspring Eugene, b. c.1844. Also in household are New York born James L. BALDWIN, b. c.1826, and medical student E.S. Blanchard. Dr. Weeks and wife Louise were Swedenborgians, i.e. members of Church of the New Jerusalem. Will eagerly share data.

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