Mrs Judy Conrad, Shirley Burns and I have done a lot of research on that case. We believe that Hercules Lord was the son of Joseph Lord and Josephte Lefebvre from Nicolet, Nicolet county, Quebec, Canada. We came to that conclusion by elimination and because many of his sibblings and relatives happened to be in the same area in the mid 1800's. We have never found any sound proof about our hypothesis but we have a high degree of confidence; the only way to find out for sure would be a DNA test that is now possible.
I do not that that the Lord from Chicago are related to Hercules in anyway. The Lord from Chicago were several origin some of them were from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, St-Jean county, Quebec, Canada. I know nothing about the involvement with the city affairs.