I have, in my collection of'old' books,a very old book and one of my very favirote, titled "Mother, Home , and Heaven."In side ,I found a newspaper clipping of an obit. for LITTA(VAN)ELSNER of Bloomington ,Il.The book was presented to"GEORGE-from MOTHER.-----jUNE,4,1883"Also found an address on another slip of paper for I.(or J.)H.ValentineKirkwood, Warren Co. Ills.
If any one is interested in the complete obit .....please post.She was listed as a 'prima donna' under the management of Mr. Slayton of Chicago, and died at the age of 27 in Bloomington, Il.