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David Lanning is a native of La Salle County, born on his father's homestead, March 15, 1850, a son of John
and Ellen (Cantwell) Lanning, who were native of Ireland, his father being among the earliest settlers of La Salle
County. He came to the United States in 1836 and to La Salle in 1837, where he bought eighty acres of land from
the Canal Company where he engaged in farming, and acquired a fine farm of 400 acres of land. He died May 29, 1885,
in his seventy-eighth year. His wife died about 1861, leaving six children - David W., Richard M., Mary M., John
F., Catherine A. and Annie V., all residing on the homestead excepting Mary, who is married to Mr. Moran and resides
in Chicago. David and his brothers have charge of the farm which contains 400 acres under cultivation. They are
also engaged in raising cattle and horses. The farm is located in sections 1 and 2.
History of La Salle County, Illinois
Inter-State Publishing Co.