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Luther Augustus Hatch
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Birth: Feb. 5, 1804
Alstead Center
Cheshire County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Apr. 20, 1852
Lisle
DuPage County
Illinois, USA

Luther Hatch was born in an old colonial frame house that still stands at 372 Hill Rd, Alstead Center, New Hampshire in 1804. At age 25 he headed west to Lodi, Michigan near present-day Ann Arbor. He again migrated westward to Ft Dearborn at Chicago in March 1832.

Finding land prices and population (250) too high surrounding Ft. Dearborn, he settled 25 miles west of Chicago near the DuPage River on virgin prairie land now occupied by the Morton Arboretum. The settlement at that time was named East DuPage. In June 1833, he was joined by his brother James Crombie Hatch. Luther and James Crombie Hatch are now recognized as the first settlers of what is now present-day Lisle. In 1834, Luther and James Crombie were joined by brothers Jeduthan and Leonard from Alstead.

In June 1836, Luther married Polly Howe at Lodi, Michigan, but she died at Lisle in April 1837. In 1838, he married Laura Kidder from East Alstead, NH. James Hatch had married Laura's sister, Charlotte, in June 1837. Brother Leonard also married one of Laura's sisters, Dulcenea, sometime before 1839.

Luther's first house (demolished in the early 1970's) was located near the southwest corner of Ogden Avenue and Main in present-day Lisle. Luther had poor health that he attributed to living close to the bottom lands near the DuPage River. Consequently, around 1842 he improved 80 acres of land between Ogden and Warrenville Roads and build a new home on Warrenville just east of what is now called Hatch Lane. Luther's frame house stood until the early 1970's in the middle of the present-day cul-de-sac on Redwood Lane just east of Hatch Lane.

Luther served in many civic positions in East DuPage in the late 1830's and 1840's. He died in April 1852 at age 48 from tuberculosis.

(Biography by 2nd great grandson David Read)

 
 
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 Parents:
  Azel Hatch (1771 - 1862)
  Rhoda Williams Hatch (1772 - 1833)
 
 Spouses:
  Polly M. Howe Hatch (1817 - 1837)
  Laura M Kidder Hatch Morrison (1817 - 1879)*
 
 Children:
  Frederick Hatch (1839 - 1904)*
  Ezra Kidder Hatch (1841 - 1906)*
  Augustus Luther Hatch (1848 - 1903)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ichabode Hatch (1799 - 1810)*
  Philana Hatch (1802 - 1804)*
  Luther Augustus Hatch (1804 - 1852)
  James Crombie Hatch (1806 - 1901)*
  Jeduthan Hatch (1808 - ____)*
  Leonard K. Hatch (1810 - 1886)*
  Philena Hatch Cook (1812 - 1900)*
  Reuben Hatch (1814 - 1908)*
  Azel Hatch (1817 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lisle Cemetery
Lisle
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 41.80084, -88.07127
 
Maintained by: David Read
Originally Created by: Timothy Ory
Record added: Feb 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48351880
Luther Augustus Hatch
Added by: R Lerch
 
Luther Augustus Hatch
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