Donna, I am a native of DeKalb Co., IL and a descendant of a sister of Elizabeth Vandeburgh Astling's grandfather. You did not indicate what part of the country that you live in but have you read Anna Astling's obituary? It states that she and husband, Joseph came to America from England in 1888 and resided at Chicago until 1904 when they settled on their farm in DeKalb County. It also indicates that she was a daughter of James Lawrence and Hannah (Brown) Lawrence. You have probably seen that by now but just thought I would take a few minutes to share.