LaSalle County, IL Obituaries and Death Notices
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Michael Larkin
Christian Latshaw
Mrs. U. S. Lavalier
John Michael Leahy
Mrs. Sarah Leahy
Adolph Leger
Mrs. Marie Josephine Leger
Evert LeGrange
Fanny Leland
James Leland
Child Of James Levens
John Lewis

William Lewis
Adolph Liebert
Joseph Lindermeier
Children Of Isaac Lock
Mrs. Lucy G. Lockwood
Mary Lord
Mrs. Harriet Lowrey (Nee Dorr)
James Lowery
James Lowman
Margaret Lowman
Andrew Ludwig
George Lum

 Michael Larkin
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, October 30, 1846
Died of Consumption at his residence near Ottawa on the 29th inst., Mr. Michael Larkin, 85 years of age.
Mr. Larkin was a native of Kings county, Ireland from which county he emigrated in the summer of 1845 and arrived in Ottawa in Nov. of the same year. His health has been rather feeble almost since his arrival. In his native country, Mr. Larkin maintained the character of an honest, upright and independent man and in all the relations of husband and father, he was affectionate and kind, beloved by all who knew him; through life he left not an enemy behind.



Christian Latshaw
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, October 8, 1847
Died this morning, after a lingering illness, which he bore with Christian resignation, Christian Latshaw, in the 67th year of his age. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend his funeral on Sunday, the 10th inst. at 12 ½ o'clock, from his late residence, the Mansion House, in this village. A funeral sermon will be delivered by the Rev. G. W. Bassett, at the Congregational church at 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon.



Mrs. U. S. Lavalier
THE TOLUCA STAR NEWPAPER, TOLUCA, IL
February 14, 1902 - PAGE 5, Rutland News
Mrs. U.S. Lavalier, wife of the engineer at coal shaft died Thursday morning at about the hour of 1 o'clock as a result of a complication of diseases. She leaves three children, the youngest a babe of four or five weeks.



John Michael Leahy
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, December 7, 1849
Died at this place on Tuesday morning the 4th inst., John Michael, son of Daniel and Sarah Leahy of this place aged 3 years 2 months and 4 days.



Mrs. Sarah Leahy
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, October 22, 1847
Died this morning, at this place, Sarah, wife of Mr. Daniel Leahy, formerly of Harrisburg, pa., and recently of St. Louis, mo. - aged 28 years.



Fanny Leland
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, February 25, 1848
Died in Ottawa, February 18, 1848, Fanny Leland, infant daughter of L. Leland, aged 8 weeks.



Adolph Leger
Taken From The Ottawa Daily Republican Times - courtesy Leo Ingmanson
Tuesday, June 23, 1914.
ADOLPH LEGER IS DEAD FROM PARALYTIC STROKE
Resident of Fall River Township Dies at Home of Daughter, Mrs. A. L. Trumbo.
Adolph Leger, a well known resident of La Salle county, died at 10:40 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. L. Trumbo, wife of supervisor Trumbo, in Fall River township. His death was due to paralysis, he having suffered the first stroke last March. For many years the deceased resided on a farm a short distance southwest of Marseilles, where he was engaged in gardening.
Mr. Leger was born in Normandy, France, 78 years ago. He came to Ottawa in 1866 and resided in this county ever since. He was married in Paris, France, at the age of 22, to Josephine Due Pree, who died many years ago. There are three children, Mrs. A. L. Trumbo, Emil Leger and Jule A. Leger, all of Fall River.
The funeral will be held from the Trumbo home Thursday morning at 9o'clock. Rev: Mr. Kuhlman, of the Marseilles M. E. church, officiating. Burial in the Galloway cemetery.



Mrs. Marie Josephine Leger
The Marseilles Plaindealer Friday May 8, 1885
- Courtesy Leo Ingmanson
Sudden Death of Mrs. Leger.
Living down the river and about two miles from town is the french family of Mr. A. Leger, gardeners. On Sunday last the mother, Mrs. Marie Josephine Leger, about 11 A. M., started out to get some dandelions for greens. On the bank of a creek running through the farm, she sat down and probably in reaching over fell, a distance of some two feet, face down in the sand and water, where she was found a few minutes after leaving the house. It is supposed that she was taken in a fit, to which she was somewhat subject, and smothered. The coroner was summoned and the jury called rendered a verdict mainly in accordance with the above.



Evert LeGrange
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, August 3, 1849
Obituary
Died on Sabbath the 29th July, 1849, of "Acute inflammation of the stomach and bowels," Evert Le Grange, counselor at law, in the 23d year of his age. The deceased was one who had resided among us but a few short months, yet his amiability, his generous sentiments, and his superior abilities, had attracted numerous friends.

Evert LeGrange, a young man of good habits and irreproachable character, died on Sunday, in Ottawa Centre. He had had the diarrhea for several days and it is said hastened the disease to its climax by medicine he took to check it. His death is noticed in another column.



James Leland
The Illinois Free Trader, Ottawa, Ill, October 9, 1840
Died in this place on Sabbath last, James, infant son of Lorenzo Leland, Esq., aged 19 months.



Child of James Levens
The Ottawa free trader., March 08, 1844
Drowned
On Sunday last, a child of Mr. James Levens, of this place, aged about four years, was drowned by falling into the cellar, in which there were some eighteen inches of water. It stepped upon a trap door, which gave way with it and fell upon it, disabling it from making a noise. It was found shortly after, but when taken out of the water, the spirit had fled.




John Lewis
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, December 24, 1847
A man named John Lewis, an Irishman, we believe, was found dead on Saturday between Hadley's tavern and the sulphur spring, on the Peru road. A coroner's jury was immediately called, and after a full examination, they returned a verdict that the deceased had come to his death from some cause unknown. The man had been seen going in the direction of Peru on Friday evening and it is presumed that on account of infirmity or intoxication he fell where he was found and died from exposure as the night was very cold.



William Lewis
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, July 13, 1849
Death of Mr. Wm. Lewis
We intended to have mentioned the death from cholera of Mr. William Lewis of Peru, at Sycamore, in De Kalb Co., in this state in our last weeks paper, but not being able to procure the real facts of the case we preferred not saying anything until we had procured them. Since then we have conversed with his father, Zimri Lewis, Esq., who was with him when he died, and from whom we have the following particulars. While the cholera was raging so badly at Peru, Mr. L. becoming somewhat alarmed at the death of his brother-in-law, Mr. Gillett, more on account of the delicacy of his wife's health than about his own safety, he concluded to take his wife and friends to Ottawa, but arriving here right after the death of Parmely, and hearing of Danforth's death the day previous, he could not be induced to remain here any length of time, but left for Wisconsin. He appeared perfectly well until within a few miles of Sycamore, where he was taken with the cholera, and in a few hours after reaching Sycamore was a corpse. Every effort was made by the resident physician, to save him but without avail. Like nearly all the cases in Peru, before the medicine could be brought to bear upon the disease the patient was past recovery.



Adolph Liebert

Mendota Reporter 13 Nov 1952

Rites Thursday At Bailey's For Adolph Liebert
Burial In Brooklyn Township Lutheran Cemetery

Funeral services for the late Adolph Liebert, Compton, were held at Bailey's funeral home at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 6, with the Rev. L.J. Grosshans officiating. Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran cemetery, Brooklyn Township.

Pallbearers, all nephews, were Adolph Grinka, Raymond, Edmund, Harold, John, Jr., and Donald Schmidt.

Adolph Liebert, the son of Martin Liebert and Katharine nee Benzel, was born in Bentiewo, Powland, May 27, 1887. He was baptized in early infancy.
His parents came to America shortly after 1900 and lvied in Brooklyn, New York, for several years. It was there that the departed was confirmed by Pastor Frederick Koerner of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Brooklyn on March 23, 1902. The Liebert family then moved to South Dakota where the departed spent all but a few years of his adult life, first on a farm in Potter County and later in Gettysburg. His mother died in 1925 and his father in 1934. When his older brother, Juilus, with whom he lived in Gettysburg, passed away on January 29, 1950, and left him without a companion, he decided to come to Illinois to live. For about two years he was able to enjoy the congenial home provided for him by his sister, Mrs. Amelia Schmidt, of Compton, but during the past months his health failed rapidly. Monday, October 27, it became necessary to remove him to Mendota Community Hospital where he passed away at 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, November 4, at the age of 65 years, 5 months and 8 days.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Wilhelmina Richter, Elmont, Long Island, and Mrs. Amelia Schmidt, Compton; ten nephews and eight nieces.

Transcribed by Beth Scott




Joseph Lindermeier
Henry Republican, Henry IL March 25, 1880
Joseph Lindermeier of Peru, a hand on the towboat Petrel, met with a severe injure, a week ago, which has cost him his life. The boat had been tied up to tow saplings on the edge of the water, and Lindermeier took the small boat, going ashore to loosen the line. Placing his arm between the saplings ready to cast off, he called to slacken up, but the boat going ahead fastened his arm in the vice, the pull and pressure cutting his arm clear from his body, and both falling into the river. Lindermeier managed to crawl up the bank until assistance arrived, when amputation followed, and he was taken home on the train. The severed member was not recovered. He lingered along until Thursday of last week, when he died. He was mate of the Petrol, and a good river man. He leaves a wife and three children. His age was 31.


Children of Isaac Lock

Taken From the Hennepin Tribune, Hennepin, IL
March 26,1858

Terrible accident on the Vermillion - Two children drowned
At about 11:00 on Saturday last, as Mr. Isaac Lock, with a two horse wagon containing himself, wife and two children attempted to cross the Vermillion river, at the upper Schoonover Ford, about 4 miles above Vermillionville, in this county, the wagon, on account of the too great depth of the water was upset, and all in it precipitated into the water. Mr. Lock saved himself by leaping on the ice, which was unbroken a few yards below the ford and with difficulty also seized his wife and drew her onto the ice as she was on the point of going under. Both children however, we are grieved to say passed under the ice and although dilligent search has been made by hundreds of neighbors, have not yet been found. The children were a boy 10 years old and a girl 7 years old. Mr. Lock resides on the Green farm about 4 miles south of Ottawa. He moved from the neighborhood of Louisburg, Pebble county, Ohio about a year ago and on the day of this overwhelming misfortune was going with his family on a visit to his brother Jacob Lock who lives in the town of Eagle. - From the Ottawa Free Trader.



Mrs. Lucy G. Lockwood
Tonica News, Tonica IL August 28, 1875
Died, on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1875 of dropsy, at the residence of her son, M. B. Lockwood, in the township of Eden, Mrs. Lucy G., widow of Madison B. Lockwood, aged 88 years.
Mrs. Lockwood, accompanied by her sons, M. E. and E. D., came from Cleveland, O., and settled at Lamoille, Bureau county, in the spring of 1840, but after the marriage of M. B. and his settlement in Eden made his house her home. She was a member of the Congregational church, and distinguished for her remarkable energy of character and her practical devotion to her faith. She was an almost helpless invalid for a long period, closing with her death, but bore her affliction with remarkable fortitude, and was admired and venerated by all who knew her. E. D. Lockwood is a farmer of Peru township, and V. Leroy Lockwood is a Congregational clergyman of Brooklyn, N.Y.



Mary Lord
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, August 17, 1849
Died on Friday evening last, at the residence of John Buchanan, in this place, of cholera, Mary Lord, aged about 7 years.



James Lowman
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, August 17, 1849
Died on Monday, of cholera, James Lowman, brother of Margaret, age about 30.



Margaret Lowman
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, August 17, 1849
Died on Monday of cholera, Margaret Lowman, aged about 25.


Mrs. Harriet Lowrey (nee Dorr)

In Hopewell township, La Salle Co. IL, Harriet Lowrey, wife of W. H. Lowrey, formerly resident of this vicinity, a daughter of M. Dorr, Providence.

Taken from the Courier Newspaper, Henry, IL March 6, 1857


James Lowery

James Lowery, late co-editor and proprietor of the Ottawa Constitutionalist, died on the 30th ult.

Taken From: Alton Telegraph And Democratic Review (Alton, Illinois) July 23, 1852



Andrew Ludwig
Henry Republican, Henry IL February 12, 1874
At Streator Feb. 8 (?), Andrew Ludwig, aged 32 years.
The remains of Andrew Ludwig was brought from Streator Tuesday and was buried in the Catholic cemetery in this city. Living near Streator, he started to church on a hand car and by some means fell off while the car was in rapid motion, which passed over him, injuring him fatally, causing his death sometime on Monday. Andrew lived several years in Henry working as a shoemaker and being a good violinist. Was one of our chief musicians for dancing parties. He afterwards he charge of a barber shop and temperance billiard hall at Lacon, moved thence to Streator where he conducted a billiard hall and finally moved to an adjoining town, the name of which we did not learn. He was a brother to Mrs. Peter Louis of this city and Mrs. Matthew Louis of Snachwine. Andrew was a very pleasant gentleman, having a large acquaintance in this county and was respected by all who knew him.



George Lum
The Ottawa free trader., April 12, 1844
A man named George Lum, a mechanic, who had been working at the saw mill at Marseilles in this county, was accidently drowned at that place on Saturday last. He had been fishing and while endeavoring to cross the river immediately above the dam, was dragged over it by the current, and thus drowned. Though Immediate search was made, nothing was discovered of the body until yesterday, when it was found at Utica, in this county, having floated down the river some sixteen miles.
 

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