LaSalle County, IL Obituaries and Death Notices


Della A. (Wheeler) Gillette Earich
Nathan Eaton
George Eberly
Samuel L. Eberly
James C. Edgecombe
Bradford T. Eels
Nathan Eels
Lela (Kampf) Ehlers
Lawrence Eiler
Eugene Stanhope Elliott


The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
March 6, 1961 - Monday, pg 2 col 1

Mrs. Della A. Earich Dies; Rites In Mendota

Funeral arrangements are being completed at the Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota for Mrs. Della A. Earich, 75, who had been residing at 1511 1st Avenue, Rock Falls in the home of her son Charles (Jay) Gillette, where she passed away Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Earich was born Jan. 1, 1866 in Elkland, Mo., the daughter of Newton and Rejina Wheeler. She attended school in Elkland, Mo. On Aug. 12, 1909 she was united in marriage to Franklyn Gillette and then the couple moved to Mendota to make their home where she spent most of her life. After the death of Mr. Gillette she was united in marriage to Ebert Earich and the couple continued to live in Mendota until his death.

At the age of 13, she joined the Pleasant View Methodist Church where she had been very active teaching Sunday School Classes until her failing health would no longer permit.

She is survived by three sons, Newton of Sycamore; Charles (Jay) of Rock Falls and Clinton, of Clearwater, Fla.; one half sister, Mrs. Mabel Hiensroth of Mendota; one sister, Mrs. Rejina Salaman of Marshfield, Mo.; two brothers, Lee Wheeler of Elkland, Mo., and Charles, of Marshfield, Mo.; seven grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren, two great grandchildren and 20 step great grandchildren.   She was preceded by her parents and both husbands.

The body was removed from the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls to the Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota where services are tentatively set for Thursday afternoon pending word from the son in Florida. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery at Mendota. - Contributed by Melva Taylor

Nathan Eaton
Tonica News, Tonica IL July 13, 1878
Died - At his residence 2 1/2 miles southeast of Tonica, Sunday morning, July 7, 1878, of congestion of the lungs and heart, Mr. Nathan Eaton, aged 62 years, 2 months 11 days.
Mr. Eaton was born in Middleboro, Mass., April 16, 1816, and removed to LaSalle county in 1837. He was married to Miss M. O. Hamer march 7, 1839, and continued to reside in this vicinity until the time of his death. His last illness began about 2 o'clock Sunday morning, proving fatal in the course of a few hours. The funeral services took place in the church at Lowell last Monday, Rev. H. R. Williams officiating, and his remains consigned to their final resting place in the Lowell cemetery.
Mr. Eaton was one of the early settlers of La Salle county, highly esteemed for his many excellent qualities, and knowns to a large circle of friends and neighbors throughout this section. He had long been a prominent member of the Baptist church, and was a thoroughgoing Christian in all the walks of life.

George Eberly

Back Page, June 24, 1943

Dies At Lostant

George E. Eberly, 63, Lostant Mail Carrier for 30 years and stepfather of principle Wade Eberly of Wenona High School, formerly of Hennepin died suddenly at his home Monday morning, June 24, 1943 from a heart attack. He had been in ill health for some months, though he was still active as a mail carrier. A life-long resident of Lostant, he is survived by his wife and step-son. He was secretery of the Rural Mail Carrier's Association of LaSalle County, past Master of Masonic Lodge Number 870 at Lostant and worthy patron of the O.E.S.

Samuel L. Eberly
October 29, 1902
Those who attended the funeral of S.L. Eberly were Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Deneiger, Walter Chance and wife, Curtis and Lee Chance and Mrs. H.P. Allman. It was one of the largest funerals we have ever attended. He was a member of the M.W.A. and that order turned out in a body. Deceased leaves a wife and four children to mourn their loss. (Died in Lostant, IL)

James C. Edgecombe
The Illinois Free Trader, Ottawa, Ill, July 17 1840
Died at Covel Creek, La Salle county, on the 6th instant of a short but severe illness, Mr. James C. Edgecombe, in the 33d year of his age. The deceased has left a widow and four children to mourn his loss.

Bradford T. Eels
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, April 9, 1847
Died of inflammation of the lungs, on Thursday, the 1st inst., at Buffalo Rock, Mr. Bradford T. Eels, aged twenty-nine years.

Nathan Eels
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, December 1, 1848
Died on the 21st of November at the residence of Mrs. Thurston at Buffalo Rock, Mr. Nathan Eels, aged 34 years.

Lela (Kampf) Ehlers
Mendota Reporter Nov 1, 1989
Lela Ehlers - Mrs. Lela Ehlers, 106, died Monday, Oct 20, 1989, at Mendota Lutheran Home, where she had been a resident since 1982.
Services are at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, at Zion Lutheran Church of Clarion Township, Pastor Don Klepzig and Pastor Earnest Serr will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Gaylon and Keith Ehlers, Dean Otterbach, Earl Stuepfert, Harold Meisel and Lyle Diedrick.
Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at Merritt Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church or Mendota Lutheran Home.
Mrs. Ehlers was born July 17, 1883, in Troy Grove Township to Ferdinand and Margaret (Waldorf) Kampf. She married Paul Ehlers in Troy Grove Township Oct. 25, 1904. He died Oct. 23, 1971.
She is survived by one son, Elmer, and one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Stuepfert, both of LaMoille, four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death in addition to her husband were an infant son, four sisters and one brother.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Clarion Township and Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

Lawrence Eiler
Henry Republican, Henry IL April 29, 1880
At Garfield, LaSalle county, April 23, Lawrence, 4, son of Mathias and Barbara Eiler, internment at Henry German cemetery.


Class of 1865 - EUGENE STANHOPE ELLIOTT. Born, Aug. 13, 1842, Lowell, Ill. Son of Rev. George W. and Susan C. Elliott. Judge Elliott received his preliminary education in the public schools of Milwaukee, and subsequently became a teacher in the second ward school, and principal of the ninth ward school. In 1860 he entered Dartmouth. In the second year of his college course he enlisted in the First Rhode Island cavalry and served as a private soldier for three months, taking part in the stirring campaign in the Shenandoah valley and the Battle of Antietam. He never returned to college, but his standing there was such that the college authorities in 1896 unanimously voted him his diploma and degree of A.B. When he was mustered out of the army, he returned to Milwaukee and began the study of law, but shortly afterwards he became manager of a branch of R.G. Dunn & Co.'s commercial agency. Some years later he purchased a half interest in the Milwaukee Journal of Commerce, a weekly trade paper, of which he and Henry A. Chittenden, Jr., were joint editors. In 1872, after he had sold his interest in the paper, he resumed the study of law and in 1876 he was admitted to the Bar. From that time until he took his seat upon the Bench, in January, 1900, he was constantly engaged in the active practice of his profession. In 1886 Judge Elliott was elected city attorney upon the Republican ticket, and he was reelected in 1888. In 1890 he was renominated for the same office, but was defeated. Judge Elliott, though never a partisan in any narrow or unfair sense, was always a strong and consistent Republican, and stood high in the councils of his party. In 1896 he was elected delegate-at-large to the national Republican convention, which assembled in that year at St. Louis and nominated William McKinley for President, and in the same year his name was before the state convention as a candidate for Governor, but, largely owing to lack of personal effort in his own behalf, he failed to receive the nomination. In the spring of 1899 Judge Elliott was elected judge of the circuit court. He took his seat upon the Bench January 2, 1900, just two years before the date of his death.
Judge Elliott's favorite recreations were chess and whist. He was known throughout the entire country as the father of the American Whist League. In 1875 he assisted in organizing the Milwaukee Whist Club, and it was chiefly due to his efforts that sixteen years later the American Whist League was formed, of which he was president for three successive terms. He died while engaged in a game of whist. Judge Elliott was a Mason of high degree.
Died, January 2, 1902, of heart disease, at Milwaukee, Wis.
Married, Katherine B. Dousmann of Milwaukee, 1865, who with a son and two daughters survives him.
Source is: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1901-1902, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.

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