LaSalle County Illinois Biographies, Sketches and Obituaries

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Richard Ives

Paul Iverson

Giles W. Jackson

Pyam Jacobs

Livingston Jenks

The Jennings Family

George Johnson

John Johnston

Abram and Mary (Hays) Jones
Levi Jones

Stephen A. Jones

W. L. F. Jones

J. P. Judson

Richard Ives

Richard Ives, from Tompkins County, New York, came here in 1835; resided here about eight years, then went to Will County, and thence to Grundy County.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Manlius, Page 319 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

Paul Iverson

Paul Iverson, from Norway, came in 1837, and located on Section 14, where his two sons, Thomas and Nels, lived until recently.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Adams, Page 457 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

Giles W. Jackson

Giles W. Jackson came from New York in 1836. He married Hannah Jennings, and settled on S. 2u, T. 33, R 5. In 1854 he removed to Ottawa, and for several years was the senior member of the firm of Jackson & Lockwood, hardware merchants. He is now retired. Mr. Jackson was the first Supervisor of the town of Manlius, has been Agent of the county for the care of the poor and poor farm for several years, and Alderman of the city. His children are: Henry A., in Kansas; Elizabeth is Mrs. Morgan, of St. Louis; Harriet, married Chas. Catlin, of Ottawa.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Manlius, Page 319-320 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

Pyam Jacobs

Pyam Jacobs, from Fall River, Massachusetts, in 1837, merchant and partner with H. L. Brush, went to Galena in 1842.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Ottawa, Page 231 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

Livingston Jenks

Livingston Jenks, and wife, came from Bradford County, Pa., in 1838 ; settled at Vermillionville; served as Justice of the Peace for several years ; he died at Tonica in 1870 ; his widow died in 1872. His children are : Oliver, a physician in Marengo, I1l., Chancellor, a lawyer in Chicago; Charles, is in California ; Morgan and John, are in Chicago ; Cynthia, is the widow of L. W. Dimmick; Nancy, is married ; Sarah, married Mr. Shed ; Abbey, is in California ; Olive, married Dr. Jennings, and they are also in California. Charles Jenks, brother of Livingston, a bachelor; lived with his brother. He died in Chicago in 1877.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Deer Creek, Page 331 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

The Jennings Family

Levi Jennings, and wife, from Fairfield County, Ct., to Oneida County, N. Y., and from there to Illinois, with a large family, in 1834 ; he made a farm on the Illinois bottom, on Sec. 19, just east of James Galloway. His wife died. He spent the last few years of his life with his son-in-law, G. W. Jackson, in Ottawa.

  • Levi Jennings, Jr., a native of Connecticut, when 17 years old, went to Beaver County, Pa., and while there his father moved to Illinois. He married Emily Allis, and moved to Illinois in 1835, and first settled near his father, then on S. 8, T. 32, R. 5. He died in 1852, aged 60. His widow survives, aged 69. His children are: Matthew, married Clara Ferguson, lives in Brookfield ; Mary, married Richard Gage, of the same place ; Henry, the first child born in Brookfield, lives in Allen ; Frederick, married Lucy Bishop, lives in Allen; Lucy Ann, is in Marseilles; Catharine Louisa, married Reuben Smallen, of Allen ; Julia, married John J. Ford, of Brookfield ; Emily Jane, married Geo. S. Beach, a Congregational minister, in Ohio.
  • David Jennings, brother of Levi, Jr., died single.
  • Stephen Jennings, brother of Levi, Jr., married Mary Elizabeth Holden, and lives in Ottawa.
  • Ebenezer Jennings, youngest son and half brother of the foregoing, died in California.
  • Daughters of Levi Jennings, by his first wife: Hannah, married G. W. Jackson, of Ottawa; Mary, married George Macy, of Ottawa ; another daughter married a Mr. Goodell; and one married Eldridge G. Clark.
  • Daughters of Levi Jennings, by his second wife: Julia, married Daniel Ward; Aphelia, married Gershom Burr; another daughter married a Mr. Goodell.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Brookfield, Page 447-448 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

George Johnson

George Johnson, one of the first from Norway, came here in 1834; died in 1846 ; had four children.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Miller, Page 460 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

John Johnston

John Johnston, and wife, Delila McCarty, from Ohio, in the fall of 1832; he died in 1843. His children were : James; Cynthia, married James Hall, of Marshall County ; Aurelia, married James N. Reader; Wealthy Ann, married Justin D. Wixom; George, married Mary Ann Beaver, settled on S. 25, T. 3o, R. 1-he died 1876.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Opher, Page 412 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]



Abram and Mary (Hays) Jones

On the 28th of October, 1847, Mr. Lewis Skeel was united in marriage with Miss Nancy Jones, who is also a native of Greene county, Ohio and came to Illinois with her parents Abram and Mary (Hays) Jones, who were married in Green county, where they lived in the neighborhood of the Skeel family They located at Evans Point, Marshall county, but in 1833 removed to Princeton, Bureau county, where the father (Abram Jones) died in 1858. Their farm included that part of Princeton where the depot now stands and the brick house in which Mr. and Mrs. Skeel were married, stands one-half mile west of the depot. The mother (Mary (Hays) Jones) died in 1885, at the age of eighty-three years. Mrs. Skeel is the only one of the family now living. Barton Jones died in Columbus City, Iowa. One sister, Mrs. William S. Wilson died in Ohio, Bureau county and James, Daniel and John, all farmers, also spent their last days in Bureau county.

[Source: Past and Present of Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois by John Spencer Burt and William E. Hawthorne, 1907 Page 216]

Levi Jones

Levi Jones, from Massachusetts, in 1831, one of the Northampton colony, died the same year; his widow married Dea. Leonard, left four children: Daniel and Raymond; Mary, married Daniel Little; Susan, is in Galesburg.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Vermillion, Page 291-292 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

Stephen A. Jones

Stephen A. Jones, from Waltham, Mass., in 1837; settled on S. 8, T. 34, R. 2 ; is still living where he first settled. He married Catharine Brewster, of Pawlet, Vt., in 1852 ; has two sons and one daughter, Willie, Fanny and Charles, all at home.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Waltham, Page 465 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

W. L. F. Jones

W. L. F. Jones was born in Rutland County, Vt., and raised in Crawford County, Pa. ; with his wife, Betsy Minor, came to Milford, now Millington, Kendall County, in 1837 ; is now living on S. 13, T. 36, R. ri, a blacksmith, and farmer; he was the first Supervisor from the town of Northville. He has five children : Benton, at home ; Misner, in Kansas : Elma, married Ira Armstrong, and live in Somonauk: Charles, is a medical student, in Chicago; Alfred W., is in Sandwich.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Northville, Page 427 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

J. P. Judson

J. P. Judson, from New York, in 1836; was land agent; left soon.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Peru, Page 366 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

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