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Evi Speir

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Posted: 26 Aug 2010 3:58PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Speir
Past and Present La Salle County Ill 1877 directory on page 501 for Earl Township
Evi Speir farmer of Sec 16 post office is Earlville, Ill born in Mercer county Pa 1834; came to LaSalle county Ill in 1854; owns 95 acres, value is $50 per acre; he married Miss Mary A Hum in 1855, she was born in Pa; has 7 children Sarah A.,John H., Susan E.,Mary M., Ellen R., George G. and Charlotte; lost one son James J.
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June of 1870 in Adams, La Salle county Illinois Evi is 36 a farmer,Mary Ann 32,Sarah 13,John 12,Susan 9,Mary M 7, Ellen R is 5 and George G. Speir is 2. The post office they used was then Northville,Ill.
1880 has Evi and Maryann in Earl,LaSalle county ill with Susan,Mary M Ellen George and Charlotte who is only 9. (Charlotte is later called Lottie)
By 1900 MaryAnn and Lottie are in Earl,Ill with MaryAnn listed as widow, she has had 6 children and 5 are alive according to this census and Lottie was born Oct 1870, both listed as boarding house keepers.
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