Hi, my name is Nancy Piper and I am the host for Putnam, Bureau, LaSalle and Marshall Counties. My ancestors came to Illinois over 150 years ago and settled in the tiny village of Florid, which is no longer even a name on a map. I've always been a "history buff" and these pages let me help share the world my "findings". If you have any information to add, please E-mail me.
On these pages you will find the information pertaining to the history of LaSalle County. Our
goal is to have available free of charge as much information as possible and will be adding continuously to
these pages, so check back often.
1849 News from the Ottawa Free Trader
Flooding on the Fox and Illinois Rivers (Spring 1849)
Mr. Sharwood Beats Mr. Delano's Fishing Record
Mr. Black Missing
George Lamb Won't Pay Wife's Debts
J. D. Mark Loses Pocket Book
Mr. Erwin Missing
Mr. E. B. Newton's Inn
Mr. Monroe Attacked
William Songer Convicted of Horse Theft
Kelly is Arrested for Stealing Wife and Money
Deaths from Cholera Epidemic (Ottawa and Norwegian Settlement)
Richard Condin Loses Three Children to Diphtheria
Breach in the Canal
NEWS - ACCIDENTS
Mr. Burns Drowns
Richard Phelps Thrown from Horse and Killed
New Schools Opened (Singing School, Select School, West Ottawa School)
New Township Commissioners
The Ewing Family - Contributed by Linda Stewart
Nadler Family Photos - Contributed by Tracy McIntosh
PipersPages: My family history which includes biographies on the LaSalle County families such as Dinkey, Norton and other related families)
Rosemary's Family Connections (Good website for genealogical information for the families of BAUMGARDNER, BURR, COOK, COWGILL, EBBS, ISHAM, LOOMIS, MASSIE, PALASCHAK, PROMENSCHENKEL, STOCKING, WARWICK, and WIRICK.
John Hossack of Ottawa, Illinois (Great website by Jay W. Preston dedicated to the history of John Hossack, "Canal Builder. Grain and Lumber Merchant. Conductor on the Underground Railroad. Crusader for Human Rights and Liberty. Man of God.")
Stu Wilson's Family Tree Page (Very good website for genealogical information. Stu has the following LaSalle Co. surnames listed Brown, Eades, Gray, Newman, Springer, Woodruff, and White.)
THIEMANN/THIEMAN Family Web Pages (Very nice pages by Roger L. Thiemann on his family history. Roger also has a familytreemaker page with some nice family photos at http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/t/h/i/Roger-L-Thiemann/index.html)
The Schmitt Family Photo - donated by Terri Davison
Silas Washington Bardwell - Contributed by Perry Ward Jr.
Unknown family photos (link) - Contributed by Sarah Ferguson Potter
Sarah writes "I have some pictures from Grundy County and a few from La Salle, Illinois that need identifying they are believed to be from the Ferguson, Kay, and Steel families. But I don't know really who any of them are. TheLa Salle photos could be from the family of David T. Allan (originallly of La Salle) and his first wife Jessie Barr. Later he went on to marry Isabelle Ferguson, but didn't have any children with him b/c they were in their 40's when they married."
(If you have a LaSalle County Family Genealogy or History Homepage
and you'd like to have linked here, please let me know. )
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