LaSalle County, IL Obituaries and Death Notices
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John Dalton
Mrs. Esther Daniels
Conrad Dasch
Richard Frederick Day
Alfred Dean
Louisa F. Dear
Jacob Debo
William Denning
Elizabeth Densmore
Mrs. Margaret Deobald
Mrs. Dickenson
Mrs. Jerusha Dimmick
Ellice P. (Setchell) Dinges
Louisa (Miller) Dinkey

Mrs. Emeline Dixon
Matthew Donahue
Patrick Doren
Augusta (Groter) Dornbusch
Mrs. Bertha Dornbusch
Fred Dornbusch
Henry Dornbusch
Joseph Dornbusch
Luella (Baird) Dornbusch
Infant Daughter Dow
Emeline A. Dow
Mary Jane Dryer
John Duffy
John Dunlap
Milton G. Dunavan
Edward Duperior

 

John Dalton

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
October 2, 1873

At Compseth Terrace, Montreal, Canada, Sept. 15, John Dalton, aged 80 years, father of Fred D. Dalton, Esq., editor of the Streator Monitor.



Mrs. Esther Daniels
Henry Republican, Henry IL January 29, 1880
At Tonica, Jan. 17, Mrs. Esther Daniels, 77, a resident of Putnam and LaSalle counties 44 years.




Conrad Dasch
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, May 8, 1846
Died at this place on Sunday morning last, Conrad Dasch, of inflammation of the bowels, the result of a complicated disease. Mr. D. was a native of Germany and an old and well known respectable inhabitant of this village for many years and his death will be regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.





Richard Frederick Day
The Ottawa Free Trader, October 31, 1845
Died at Peru, on the 15th inst., Richard Frederick, infant son of Frederick S. and Louise Day.



Alfred Dean
LaSalle County Press., E.C. Webster, Publisher, W.H. Beecher, Assistant Editor
- Courtesy Archer C. Frey
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 1878.

The Late Alfred Dean.
EDITOR PRESS: -As the PRESS of last week contained only a brief announcement of the death of Mr. Dean, which occurred on the 18th inst., you will please pardon my offering the following tribute to his memory:
Mr. Dean was born in East Haddam, Middlesex county, Connecticut, on the 3d day of November 1806. At the early age of seven years he was placed in a New England family of the early type, and therein laid the foundations of his future noble manhood. At the usual age for boys to be apprenticed to trades, he placed himself under the guidance of a tanner and currier, with whom he remained until he had served out the term of his apprenticeship, and added to it two or three years as a journeyman. He then went into business for himself, and not withstanding many difficulties and discouragements secured a competency. In 1831 he married the widowed mother of Sylvester M. and Henry B. Chapman, well known citizens of La Salle, and in 1851; moved to this city, where he has ever been identified with its interests, and regarded by all as one of its most trustworthy citizens. Two daughters and one son were born to him--Amelia, who died in early childhood, Francis, who died in early manhood, and Amelia, second, who as wife- of Alfred Hartshorn, one of the most prominent farmers of the township of Waltham, raised a family of children, and died at life's meridian about eight years since. Mrs. Dean died in 1872. Being rather singularly domestic and retired in his habits and tastes, he sought no official distinctions at the hands of his fellow citizens, and yet his reputation for strong practical sense and strict integrity would not allow him wh(..?..) to escape the attestations of the respect and confidence with which he was regarded by his acquaintances. Hence it was that, in 1857 he was elected Alderman of the second ward, and in 1858 Alderman of the fourth ward; and hence it was, also, that he was (.?....)
His father married twice, and Alfred who was one of a. family of nineteen children, was the sole survivor save one brother.- About two years ago he married Mrs. Swarthout, a widow, of this city, with whom he was living at the time of his decease. In all the relations of life-as son, brother, husband, parent, friend and citizen-he was (.?....) worthy of all imitation.
Mr. Dean was the originator of the enterprise which resulted in the establishment of the Oakwood Cemetery, was President of the Oakwood Cemetery Association at the time of his death, and indeed it may be said that the success of that laudable enterprise is ascribable to his remarkable energy of character. In the full possession of all his mental faculties he consciously approached the close of his earthly career, with no misgivings to the life beyond, and on Sunday he was laid to rest in the beautiful burial place he had done so much to secure.
S. M. CHAPMAN.

From the family scrapbook of the descendants of MARY AMELIA (MINNIE) CHAPMAN daughter of Sylvester Marsh Chapman, born June 4, 1854 in Dunkirk, New York, married February 17, 1875 to Dwight Kent Crofoot, born November 18, 1852 at Turin, Lewis Co., New York, later moved to Sandwich, IL in 1869. They had six children. Mr. Crofoot died Sandwich, IL April 22, 1905, Mrs. Mary Amelia (Minnie) Chapman Crofoot died at Freeport, IL October 21, 1941.



Louisa F. Dear
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, June 23, 1848
Died in this town, on Wednesday morning last, Miss Louisa F. Dear, aged 19 years.



Jacob Debo
Henry Republican, Henry IL June 5, 1879
At Peru, May 22 of hemorage of the lungs, Jacob Debo, aged 52 years, father of Miss Theresa Debo, a clerk at J. Watercott and company's dry goods store.
The death of Mr. Debo, at Peru, father of Miss Theresa Debo, a clerk in the dry goods house of J. Watercott & Co., took place on the 22d ult. Miss Debo, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Watercott, and Mr. Henry Watercott were in attendance at the funeral on Sunday week. The Peru Herald, in its issue of last Saturday, speaks of the funeral as follows: "The funeral procession of Mr. Debo on Sunday was an immense affair, notwithstanding threatening aspect of the weather and the heavy fall of rain previous to the departure for the cemetery. Over 300 men of the different societies were in line headed by the Light Guard band, and following was a long line of carriages. The sidewalks presented another procession of citizens about its equal in length and marching parallel with the societies. The Odd Fellows of LaSalle and Utica, came down in a body to join with their brethren in Peru. A number of brethren from the Masonic order of LaSalle were also present, and by the Masonic order was the body consigned to its last resting place. The society presenting the longest line was the German Benevolent, and following them came the Library Association. The older citizens remember but one funeral that ever equaled it in Peru."



William Denning
Tonica News, Tonica IL November 28, 1874
Died last Tuesday morning, Nov. 24th 1874, Mr. William Denning. Age, 67.



Elizabeth Densmore
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, September 26, 1845
Died at the residence of John Densmore, on the 22d inst., Elizabeth Densmore, in her 78th year.



Mrs. Margaret Deobald
Tonica News, Tonica IL May 21, 1874
Died May 7th, 1874, Mrs. Margaret Deobald. Age, 50 years



Mrs. Dickenson
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, September 11, 1846
We are requested to notice that a Funeral Sermon will be preached by the Rev. M. Bassett, on the death of Mrs. Dickenson on Sabbath morning at half-past ten o'clock at the Court House.



Mrs. Jerusha Dimmick
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, December 17, 1847
Died at her residence near Vermillionville, on the 8th inst., Mrs. Jerusha Dimmick, consort of Dea. E. Dimmick, in the 61st year of her age. The immediate cause of her death was lung fever. Mrs. D. was formerly from Mansfield, Conn. In all the relations of wife, mother, friend and neighbor, her loss will be deeply felt. Her friends have the consolation of knowing that she was prepared for death. - Com.



MRS. RAYMOND DINGES (60) (nee Setchell)

Mrs. Raymond (Ellice P.) Dinges, 60, of Sublette, principal of the Sublette Elementary School, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16 in Mendota Community Hospital where she was admitted earlier that day. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Sublette, with the Rev. Philip Bajo officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Setchell, Gary Setchell, James Bankes, Delmar Dinges, Bruce Dinges and Donald Stephenitch. Visitation was after 7 p.m. Saturday at the Schwartz Funeral Home with the scripture service at 8 p.m. Sunday. Ellice Dinges, nee Setchell, was born June 7, 1909 in Mendota, the daughter of Webb H. and Margaret Pohl Setchell. She married Raymond Dinges Feb. 27, 1935 in Sublette. Surviving are her husband; one son, Donald of Sublette, three grandchildren; two brothers, George Setchell, Sublette and Webster Setchell of Ottawa; and one sister, Mrs. John (Faith) Ferguson of Wheaton. Her parents preceded her in death. Mrs. Dinges was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Sublette and St. Anne's society of the church. She was also a member of the Sublette Fire Bells, Sublette PTA, Modern Matrons, National Education Association, Northern Illinois Reading Council, International Reading Council, Delta Kappa Gamma, International Education Honor Society and the Thespians of DeKalb. She was a retired village clerk, past president of the Rock River Division of the Illinois Education Association, past president of the Lee County Teachers Association and past president of the Amboy Education Association. - Contributed by Pat Esterday

Taken from: Mendota Reporter, Thursday, April 23, 1970, Page 8 - Col. 3 - 4



Louisa (Miller) Dinkey
THE TONICA NEWS, TONICA, IL SATURDAY, JULY 4, 1891
Mrs. John Dinkey died on Wednesday the 24 of comsumption, and was buried in the cemetery at the Lutheran Church north-west of Leonore on Friday. She leaves a husband and children to mourn her loss.



Mrs. Emeline Dixon
Tonica News, Tonica IL March 9, 1878
Lostant
Mrs. Emeline Dixon, wife of Geo. Dixon, died on Tuesday, Feb. 26, aged about 51 years. Deceased was a consistent member of the Methodist church, highly respected by all who knew her. She leaves a loving husband and a large family of children to mourn her loss.



Matthew Donahue
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, April 27, 1849
Died in this place on Monday last the 23d inst., Mr. Matthew Donahue, aged about 40 years.



Augusta (Groter) Dornbusch
November 3 1951
Mrs. Dornbusch Dies Early On Saturday Morn
Mrs. Augusta Dornbusch, 76, Rt. 3 LaSalle died ?? am Saturday in her home following an extended illness. She was the widow of Joseph Dornbusch.
A daughter of the late Ignatius and Louise Groter, she was born in Germany April 30, 1875. She was married to Mr. Dornbusch June 2, 1892 in Ottawa.
Mrs. Dornbusch who resided on Rt 2 for six years, moved here from Danville.
Surviving are two sons, Edward of Milbank, SD. And Henry of Pueblo, Colo. And a daughter Mrs. Leo (Ann) O'Connell, Rt. 2 LaSalle and the following brothers and sisters, Joseph Groter of LaSalle, John Menne of Peru, Mrs. Mary Byrne of LaSalle, and Mrs. Ralph Bowers of Peru, she was proceeded in death by a sister Frances.
The funeral will be held at 8:45 am Tuesday from the Walsh funeral home to St. Patrick's church, where a requiem mass will be celebrated at 9 am Burial will be in St. Vincent's Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7pm Sunday.
Donated by Tracey Ristau-MacLeod



Mrs. Bertha Dornbusch
November 6 1937
Death Summons
Mrs. Bertha Dornbusch
Mrs. Bertha Dornbusch, 76, well known Ottawa resident died at 5 am today after a long illness. She made her home with her son Charles R. Schulze of 214 East Canal Ave.
Funeral serviceswill be conducted 2 pm Monday at the Gladfelter chapel. Burial will be in Ottawa Avenue Cemetery.
Born in Germany Sept 28, 1861 Mrs. Dornbusch came to the United States when she was a young woman. She was a resident of Peru and LaSalle many years before moving to Ottawaabout 12 years ago.
She was twice married both husbands proceeding her in death.
Mrs. Dornbusch is survived by her son Charles Schulze of Ottawa, Fred Dornbusch of South Wilmington, a daughter Mrs. Edgar (Kathryn) Ludwig of Geneseo, a step daughter Mrs. Otto (Anna) Marx of Ottawa, and a sister Mrs. Carl (Ernestine) Erb and nine grandchildren.
Donated by Tracey Ristau-MacLeod



Fred Dornbusch
October 4th, 1914 The LaSalle Daily NewsTribune
FRED DORNBUSCH DIED YESTERDAY
Fred Dornbusch passed away at 4:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at St Mary's Hospital, where he has been confined for six weeks. Mr Dornbusch had been complaining for eighteen months and for several weeks his condition was such that no hope was held out for his recovery. General debility combined with rheumatism caused the end. Mr. Dornbusch was in his sixtieth year and spent most of that time in LaSalle. He was born in May of 1856 in St Louis Mo., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dornbusch. While in the city he resided at Tenth and Crosat streets. Besides his wife Bertha, the following children survive: Mrs. Anna Cain of Ottawa, Fred and Misses Elizabeth and Catherine Dornbusch of LaSalle. One stepson Charles Schultz resides in Ottawa, while two two step sisters and 3 three step brothers also survive. They are Mrs. Conrad (Kate) Weiden, Miss Anna Dornbusch, Joseph, Henry, and Jacob Dornbusch all of this city. Arrangements have been completed to hold the funeral Wedesday afternoon at two o'clock to St Joseph's church and thence to the Peru City cemetery.
Donated by Tracey Ristau-MacLeod



Henry Dornbusch
October 30, 1934
LaSalle Man Passes Away
Henry Dornbusch succumbs to two weeks illness
Henry Dornbusch, 71, well known LaSalle resident, formerly of Peru, died at People's Hospital ,Peru about 6:45 o'clock Wednesday evening, culminating a two week illness with a complication of diseases. Mr. Dornbusch was removed to the hospital three days ago where his condition became serious.
The decendant, a maso by trade and a industrious and efficient workman was employed at the Illinois Zinc Co. Peru but had been inactive several years. Born in Peru, October 7, 1863, the deceased spent his early life in the city, moving to LaSalle about 45 yrs ago. He resided at 463 Chartres Street.
He is survived by his widow Mrs. Luella Dornbusch.
Two brothers Jacob of LaSalle, and Joseph of Danville, and one sister Miss Anna Dornbusch of LaSalle also survives.
Funeral servies are to be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Freidrich funeral home, LaSalle. The rev. Lester Sprenger of the LaSalle Methodist church is to be in charge. Burial will be made in the Peru City Cemetery.
Donated by Tracey Ristau-MacLeod


Joseph Dornbursh

donated by Tracey Ristau-MacLeod

January 3, 1947

Joseph Dornbusch Dies in Hospital; Services Monday

Joseph Dornbusch, 78, retired M, & H. Zinc company employee, died at 11:15 p. m. Friday in St. Mary's hospital, La Salle, where he had been a patient since Thurs­day afternoon His residence was at 824 Joliet at La Salle.

Born in Peru, M. Dornbusch was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dornbusch. He lived In Peru until he reached manhood, moving from Peru to La Salle.

He was married to Augusta Grothe who survives him. After living In La Salle for many years, he was transferred to Danville by the Zinc Company about 15 years ago and lived there until his re­tirement in 1944.

Surviving, in addition to his widow, are three children, Mrs. Leo O'Connell, Rt. 2, La Salle, Henry, Pueblo, Colorado and Edward of Milbank, S. D. Three grandchil­dren also survive as well as a sister, Miss Anne Dornbusch, and a brother Jake, both of La Salle.

Mrs. Dornbusch was to be brought home by her son and daughter from Joliet today where she had undergone a minor operation on her eye. Both Sons have arrived here to attend the funeral.

Friends may call at the Walsh funeral home after 7 o'clock to­night. The funeral will be held Monday morning from the funeral home. The cortege to leave' about 8:45 a. m.and proceed to St. Pat­rick's Catholic church, La Salle, where a mass will be said at 9 o'clock: Interment will be in St. Vincent's cemetery.



Luella (Baird) Dornbusch
July 8, 1936
Resident of LaSalle Dies
Rites arranged Friday For Mrs. Luella Dornbusch
Mrs. Luella Dornbusch, 73, widow of the late Henry Dornbusch Jr., LaSalle, died at 10 o'clock Wednesday night at St. Mary's hospital after an illness of a week's duration. Mrs. Dornbusch had been a patient at the hospital since Monday night.
Born in Wabash County, Illinois, on Febuary 26, 1863, the descendantwas the daughter of the late John and Cynthia Ann Baird. She was married to Henry Dornbusch of LaSalle in 1895 at Bridgeport Illinois. The couple resided at 463 Chartres Street until the death of Mr. Dornbusch two years ago. Siince that time Mrs. Dornbusch had been making her home with Mrs. Rose Mathey at 45 Sixth St. LaSalle.
Surviving are a brother Austin Baird of Beloit Wis., and a neice, Miss Cynthia Baird of Beloit, Wis.
Funeral servicesare to be conducted at 4pm Friday at the Freidrich funeral home with the Rev. Phillip J. Hasenstab, Chicago deaf mute minister, in charge. Burial will be in the Peru City cemetery.
Donated by Tracey Ristau-MacLeod



Patrick Doren
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, January 21, 1848
Died on Indian Creek in this county, on the 18th inst., Patrick Doren.



Infant Daughter Dow
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, March 3, 1848
Died in Ottawa, on the 25th ult., an infant daughter of Jos. W. and Alice B. Dow, aged 4 days.



Emeline A. Dow
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, July 6, 1849
Died on Tuesday last, Emeline A., only child of Albert F. and Martha Dow, aged 18 months.



Mary Jane Dryer
The Ottawa Free Trader, April 4, 1845
Died at Lowell, LaSalle county, Ill., on the 17th ult. Mary Jane Dryer, daughter of Chester Dryer, in the 17th year of her age. The deceased had long been afflicted with the consumption, which has thus terminated in death and she bore her afflictions with patience and Christian fortitude.


John Duffy

John Duffy, a prominent farmer of Ottawa township, died Saturday morning, March 1, (1913) at his home five miles northwest of Ottawa of pneumonia. The deceased, who was a man held in the highest regard by his many friends and acquaintances, was a native  of Ottawa township, where he was born fifty-two years ago. He was married to Miss Margaret Lucey a little over a quarter of a century ago, in this city. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Charles Duffy, Clarence Duffy, Walter Duffy, and Misses Marie and Florence Duffy, all of whom reside at home. James Duffy, who resides near him is a brother. The funderal services were held at 10 o'clock Monday morning at St. Patrick's church, conducted by Rev. M. A. Quirk. Interment was made in St. Columba cemetery.

Ottawa Fair Dealer, March 14, 1913

Transcribed and submitted by Nan Lambert Starjak.

Submitter's note: John's first marriage was to Lizzie McGeary.



John Dunlap
Henry Republican, Henry IL January 8, 1880 - State News
John Dunlap, a Streator miner, fell to the bottom of Peanut shaft, a distance of 50 feet and was instantly killed, on Monday of last week.



Milton G. Dunavan
The Illinois Free Trader, Ottawa, Ill, March 5, 1841
Died on the 24th ult., Milton G., eldest son of George M. and Catharine Dunavan, aged 2 years and 8 months.



Edward Duperior
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, March 26, 1847
Drowned - We are pained at the duty that devolves upon us, of recording the accidental drowning of Edwad Duperier and John Tierney of LaSalle. They were in a skiff, which by some means capsized and both sunk to rise no more in life. The bodies were recovered the same day. (Tuesday, March 9) and buried on the day following. Mr. Tierney left a wife and one child.
 

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