LaSalle County, Illinois Genealogy

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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
Address 707 Etna Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-8202
Website: www.lasallecounty.com
Named for: Robert de LaSalle


Template:Illinois-stub United States  Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png La Salle County

County Courthouse

LaSalle County Courthouse, 707 E. Etna Rd., Ottawa, IL 61350

The Official County website is located at http://www.lasallecounty.org

History

Parent County

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

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

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

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%


Church

Court

Family History Center

1377 Adams
Ottawa, LaSalle, Illinois, United States
Phone: 815-431-0186
Hours: M 11am-3pm; T-W 6pm-9pm; W 11am-3pm

Land

Local Histories

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.
- 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.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

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.