LaSalle County, Illinois

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Revision as of 00:14, 3 September 2011

LaSalle County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of LaSalle County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 15, 1831
County Seat Ottawa
Courthouse
LaSalle County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address LaSalle County Courthouse
707 Etna Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-8202
LaSalle County Website
   United States  Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png La Salle County

Contents

County Organization

LaSalle County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for LaSalle County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1868
1831
1870
1840
1831
1831

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for LaSalle County are kept, see the LaSalle County Courthouse page.

Historical Facts

Robert de la salle.jpg

LaSalle County was named for the french explorer, Robert de LaSalle. He was responsible for the first European settlements in the area.

Parent County

  • 1831--La Salle County was created 15 January 1831 from Putnam and Vermilion Counties. County seat: Ottawa [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of LaSalle County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

The Fox River Colony, in La Salle County, was a gathering place for early Norwegians. [[1]]

It was also an area of the first Norwegian converts to Mormonism in the early 1840s. [2]

Neighboring Counties

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18409,348
185017,81590.6%
186048,332171.3%
187060,79225.8%
188070,40315.8%
189080,79814.8%
190087,7768.6%
191090,1322.7%
192092,9253.1%
193097,6955.1%
194097,8010.1%
1950100,6102.9%
1960110,80010.1%
1970111,4090.5%
1980112,0030.5%
1990106,913−4.5%
2000111,5094.3%
2010113,9242.2%

1840 Pensioners

  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. Washington, D.C., 1841. FHL 973 X2pc 1840; FHL 2321; digital version at Google Books. [See Illinois, LaSalle County on page 187.]

Church Records

Court Records

  • 1831-1870 Circuit Court Records IRAD-NIU; search for LaSalle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1843-1875 Chancery Court Records IRAD-NIU; search for LaSalle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1840-1900 Naturalization Records for both Circuit and County Courts IRAD-NIU; search for LaSalle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1836-1963 County Court Records IRAD-NIU; search for LaSalle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1859-1871 Chancery Court Records IRAD-NIU; search for LaSalle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

  • 1800s-Present - Use the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land Patent Index to obtain original federal land transfer records including homestead, military warrants, and cash entry patents. These records help a research establish location and lead to National Archives' records which may include genealogical information. Earlier land transfer records are housed at the National Archives.
  • Family Maps of LaSalle County, Illinois (2008) plats the land of many nineteenth-century LaSalle County residents. The publisher's bookstore includes a free online surname index. FHL Book 977.327 E7b

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from LaSalle County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of LaSalle County.

- 1st Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery, Battery C.
- 4th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company A (Also Known as Grant's Escort), Company B (Also Known as Carrnichael's Cavalry Company), and Company I.
- 20th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.
- 23rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies D, F, and H.
- 24th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 26th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 37th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 39th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 44th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.
- 53rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, F, I and K.
- 55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies G and I.
- 57th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.
- 58th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.
- 64th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Yates’ Sharpshooters), Company A.
- 88th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 90th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 156th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.

Naturalization

Newspapers and Obituaries

The La Salle County Genealogy Guild has online indexes to obituaries and holds original copies of early newspapers on microfilm.

Probate Records

  • 1831-1900 Probate Records IRAD-NIU; search for LaSalle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)

Repositories

County Courthouse

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for LaSalle County are kept, see the LaSalle County Courthouse page.

Family History Centers

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy.

You may search your address for a center near you on the FamilySearch site. The following centers serve LaSalle County:

Morris Illinois Family History Center
1414 Dupont Ave.
Morris, Illinois 60450
Telephone: (815) 941-4214
Ottawa Illinois Family History Center
1377 Adams Street
Ottawa, Illinois
Telephone: (815) 431-0186

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

The Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD), managed by the Illinois State Archives, houses the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois.

The Northern Illinois University (IRAD-NIU) holds the records for LaSalle County. Learn more about finding and using their records.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository
c/o Regional History Center
Founders Memorial Library, Room 400
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Telephone: (815) 753-1807

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

La Salle County Genealogy Guild
115 West Glover Street
Ottawa, Illinois 61350
Phone: 815-433-5261
Hours: M, S 9am - 4pm Other days by Appointment

The LaSalle County Genealogy Genealogical Guild has posted online indexes to county marriages (by both bride and groom), death certificates, obituaries, probate records, and burials. Onsite they hold original probate files, microfilm of early newspapers, and many other resources.

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records

  • 1843-1890 Index to Delayed Birth Certificates IRAD-NIU; search for LaSalle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1843-1890 Delayed Birth Certificates IRAD-NIU; search for LaSalle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1877-1890 Birth Record Index IRAD-NIU; search for LaSalle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1877-1890 Birth Records and Certificates IRAD-NIU; search for LaSalle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)

Marriage Records

Death Records

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 195. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.