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Genealogy Files Of DeKalb County Families

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This website is authored by Kevin D. Bacon, a native of Kingston, IL.  Surnames include:  Bacon, King, Stenner, Lawton, Gross, Glick, Dimon and Vandeburgh.

Buerer / Buhrer

A Family Tree Maker page dedicated to the Buerer / Buhrer family of Pierce township. Some of the surnames include:  Buerer, Buhrer, Schwab, Kuhl, Gould, Rogers, Ford, Fuller, Read, Jackson, Porter, Rickert, Stevens, Hess, Lindskov(g), and Bergquist.

The Campbell family

This family site includes the Campbell family originating in Delaware County, N.Y., a brother and sister, their spouses and children, who emigrated by way of Chenango County, N.Y., to the Sycamore, DeKalb County, IL. area in the 1850's.  Other local surnames include: Black, Chatfield, Clemmens, Corser, Ewings, Foster, Gorton, Hinkley (Hinckley), Huffman, Marvin, Phelps, Westlake, and Winans.


This family information is available at the Joiner History Room.  It is extremely comprehensive and well done with many pictures and copies of documents.  Includes the families of Phineas Joslyn Sr.; Niels P. & Mary Louise Joslyn and children; Aaron Burr (yes, THE Aaron Burr).  Other names included are Olson, Anderson, Andrew and Kelsey.  Dates from the 1700's.  Donated by Carol Click, cclick2130@aol.com

 Drake, Abijah

This is a well done Family Home Page with an outline descendent tree of the Abijah Drake family of Vermont and his descendants in DeKalb County.


This is a well done Family Home Page with an outline descendent tree of the Drake families of  Kane and DeKalb Co. especially in the Mayfield Township.

 Drake, Fish, Kaiser, Lawrence, Medine

This is a blog about the DeKalb County families of Drake, Fish, Kaiser, Lawrence, and Medine. The blog also includes the surnames of Metz of Germany, Schroeder of Germany, and Weil (Weihl) of Pennsylvania and Germany.


The Finnestad family that eventually settled in DeKalb, Lee and Ogle counties originated from Norway in the 1870's and 1880's.  Some of the descendant's surnames include Corson, Haaland, Knutson, Ludwig, Olson, Risetter, Sanderson, Travland, and Vallem.


The Fothergill Family in America. They came from England to settle in Burlington, Kane County and Charter Grove, DeKalb County, and subsequently spread throughout the area. Other surnames of DeKalb county interest
include: Winans, Ballard, Ward, Moore, Torry, Nelson, Listy and Millet.


Descendants include Charles F. Fosgate, b. 1843 in DeKalb and Sara J. Fosgate (Royal H. )Richmond.


The Gabel Family Home Page, that has its roots in DeKalb Co. IL. The Gabels lived in Sandwich, Newark ,and mostly Sycamore from 1860 - 1920. I would like to learn more about my ancestors. 
Thanks! Anne Laukka

 Granger, Marsh

Abial Granger of DeKalb Co,  from 1838 to 1856 moved on to Iowa.  His father John Martin Granger, served Rev War had 13 children.  Sons Abial and Minard families married here to Marsh and Abial Granger's wife Melissa
Gleason was of the Gleason family that caused so much trouble in DeKalb. Co. Brother, Minard Granger arrested in DeKalb Co sent back to New York, Alburn State Prison for money counterfeiting. Abial Granger was never caught.
Website will add  a lot more pics and info.

Hall, Lois Scott

Article from The True Republic newspaper, June 27, 1900.  Lois Hall died at Canton, Fulton County, Illinois in June 1900 [about the time this article was published] at the home of her grandson, Frank Russell.  She is buried at Canton.

 Hart, Kerwin, Gannon

Families are the Harts, the Kerwins, and the Gannons of DeKalb County, Illinois. Included are the Letters of Katie Kerwin to Elizabeth Conlin, a look at the comings and goings of DeKalb County residents in the late 1800's.  S. Rauworth

Hegberg/Hogberg, Simpson, Sarbaugh, Wirsing

Other names are Heer, Woods, Vienhage which are from other sides of my family.  Hjelmer Hogberg married Anna Christina Simpson in 1894 and raised 11 children; Alvin, Edward, Fredrich died in infancy; Irving(Esther Fox), Kenneth,  Hazel(died at age 12), Mamie(Harry Sarbaugh), Walter(Daisy Mae LaVen), Stanley(Louise Mae Woods), Elmer(Marion Ough), Gladys(Wayne Wirsing) in the Sycamore/DeKalb and McHenry County areas.  Hjelmer was born in Jonkoping, Sweden in 1870 and Christina in DeKalb, IL in 1872.  They are my great grandparents through my maternal grandfather Stanley Werner Hegberg.  Submitted by Jennifer Heer Norman.


Four Mayflower ancestors who migrated to New York state.  They worked the land, fought in the Revolution and then moved into the Ontario, Canada area. In Canada, they married into the BAILEY family.  Most joined the Mormon religion and fled to Nauvoo, Illinois. The earliest record of them is the 1842 tax list in Nauvoo.  Of the last 6 generations in Illinois, 3 were born or buried in Sandwich Twp., DeKalb County.  The HORTON roots are buried deep in the prairie soil of Illinois.


Alfred Jackson immigrated from Sweden in 1880 to DeKalb, IL. This is a short tree of his descendents.


This site describes the Joiner family members of Sycamore and the surrounding area including such prominent figures as Ralph Joiner, retired County Clerk and creator of  The Joiner History Room now located in the Sycamore Public Library.


Comprehensive website detailing the Jordal families that immigrated from Hordaland County, Norway and settled in Lee and Dekalb Counties.  http://jordalhistory.blogspot.com/ 


This site is a Family Tree Maker Home Page with outline descendent trees for the Mailander and Kuehlem families of
DeKalb, Kendall, and LaSalle County. Conrad Mailander and his descendants lived in the town of Somonauk beginning in the 1870s. DeKalb Co. residents who have married into these families include the surnames: Mathis, LaBolle, Brignon, Sauer, Bochtler, Steinwart, and Ulrich.

Marshall, Samuel

Marshall Web Site which includes information on the Samuel Marshall family of DeKalb Co, IL.  Samuel came to DeKalb Co. in the 1870's from Kirkby Underwood, Lincolnshire and lived the rest of his life in DeKalb Co. IL. where he was naturalized and married.


This Mitchell family originated in New York and Pennsylvania and migrated to DeKalb County prior to the 1860s settling in Mayfield and Sycamore townships.

Morris, Samuel J.
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Descendants of Samuel Joseph Morris, showing the descendants and ancestors of Joseph Dexter Morris and Helen "Nellie" Dunning, proprietors of the Morris Hotel in Kirkland IL. Submitted by R. & A. Goms.


This site is a Family Tree Maker site with several hundred names, all of which are related directly to the Niewolds of Sycamore. The line includes the Niewolds from Holland and Central Illinois, the Mitchells from England and Maine, the Harmes/Harms from Germany and NY, and the Martins from England and W. Virginia.


A Family Tree Maker page of the Rote family of Kirkland and Franklin township. Some of the surnames include: Rote, Ault, Countryman, Collier, Newlander, and Peterson. Submitted by Melanie Russell.


This site is a genealogical record of the Singleton family from the origins in Carolina to Tennessee, Missouri, and Illinois. This line starts in the early 1700s bringing you up to present day.


Website for the descendants of the Travland family that emigrated to Milan Township from Rogaland County, Norway in the 1860's.  The family and subsequent generations settled in DeKalb, Lee and Ogle counties.  A few branches of the Travland family eventually moved to Texas in the late 1890's.


Research report of Jerry Hale that includes many Varty descendants from DeKalb County.


This is information and pictures of the Veale family who immigrated  from  Devon England to Canada to Malta. 
Submitted by Linda Elsen.


A very large database of Walker relatives from DeKalb County.

 Worden, Mace, Fawcett

This interesting site can fill you in on the Worden, Mace & Fawcett families who settled in or near the DeKalb and Malta Townships of DeKalb County. Some other interesting features of this site include professional gravesite photos etc.

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