From page 11 of Danvers, Illinois community history, 1987 (Danvers, IL: Danvers Historical Society, 1987) (click on the images to enlarge) --
ISRAEL W. HALLIsrael W. Hall was born February 5, 1799 in Salem, New Hampshire, the son of Joseph and Hester Woodbury Hall, both of English descent. Israel was a shoemaker by trade. he came to Illinois in 1834 by way of Detroit, Michigan settling where Danvers now exists. In 1836 he and Matthew Robb laid off the town of Concord which later became Danvers. He was a justice of the peace and also the first postmaster of the village. He was a member of the Methodist Church, his home being used as a church for fifteen years.
Mr. Hall married Polly Stickney in Salem, New Hampshire on April 27, 1834. There were three children, Alice, wife of Jacob McClure, Otis W. Hall, and Cynthia H., widow of Thomas C. Dodge, then wife of John R. Morrison.
Mr. and Mrs. Israel Hall are buried in Stouts Grove Cemetery, Mr. Hall dying in 1865 and Mrs. Hall in 1888.
JEREMIAH S. HALLJeremiah S. Hall, a brother of Israel Hall was born April 21, 1809 in Salem, New Hampshire. When seventeen he went to Boston to learn the brick layers trade. He worked in various towns in New England before bringing his family into Illinois in 1834.
Jeremiah was married in 1832 to Miss Jane Combs of Nashua, New Hampshire. They were the parents of five children.
Jeremiah was among the first to successfully establish a prairie farm in the Danvers area rather than from timber land.
Jeremiah's wife died in 1874 and he died in 1888. Both are buries in Stouts Grove Cemetery.
Jeremiah Smith Hall was my 3xg-grandfather and his brother Israel was quite obviously my 3xg-granduncle. In terms of Danvers history, Israel is considered a "founder" and Jeremiah an "early settler."