Index to Biographical Directories & Histories

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This database is an index that includes every name found in the fourteen biographical directories, county histories and town histories, listed below, pertaining to Kendall County, Illinois. You can use this information to lookup actual references in these source documents. They are typically avialable on microfilm through inter-library loans.  Please check with your local library.

Source CodeSource
BS Bateman, Norman & Paul Selby, editors. Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois & History of Kendall County. With special authors and contributors. Chicago: Munsell Publishing Co., (1914) Two volumes, 1078 pages.
FA Farren, Kathy, editor. A Bicentennial History of Kendall County, Illinois. Yorkville, IL: Kendall County Bicentennial Commission, (1976) 314 pages.
GF Biographical Directory of Kendall County, Illinois. Chicago: Fisher & Co., (1876) 114 pages.
HI Hicks, Edmund W., Reverend. History of Kendall County, Illinois: From the Earliest Discoveries to the Present Time. Aurora, IL: Knickerbocker & Hodder, (1877) 439 pages
JO Johnson, Oliver C. and Anna French Johnson. Atlas and History of Kendall County, Illinois. Maps and Plats, Biographies and Special Features. Elmhurst, IL: Friendly Map & Publishing Co., (1941) 112 pages.
KK Durant, Pliny A, et al. Commemorative Portrait & Biographical Record of Kane & Kendall Counties, Illinois. Chicago: Beers, Leggett & Co., (1888) 999 pages.
KW Genealogical & Biographical Record of Kendall & Will Counties, Illinois. Chicago: Biographical Publishing Co., (1901) 670 pages.
LP Shufelt, Mrs. John L. When Lisbon Was A Prairie. Yorkville, IL: Kendall County Record, (1917) 13 pages.
MC Rasmusen, Honor Brodie. History of the Millington Methodist Church and Community 125th Anniversary 1833-1958. Publisher not given, (l958) 48 pages.
NS Newark Sesquicentennial Committee. Newark's Sesquicentennial History: A Community Proud of Its Heritage 1835-1985. Yorkville, IL: Kendall County Record (1985) 139 pages.
OS Oswego Sesquicentennial Days Steering Committee, Roger Matile, editor. 150 Years Along the Fox: The History of Oswego Township Illinois. Oswego Sesquicentennial - 150 Years - 1833-1983. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co., (1983) 191 pages.
PF Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory of Farmers & Breeders Grundy & Kendall Counties, Illinois. Chicago: Prairie Farmer Publishing Co., (1917) 221 pages.
RL Lisbon Pioneer Days Book Committee. Roads To Lisbon…Past and Present, A collection of Biographical Sketches. Prepared for the 150th Anniversary of the settling of Lisbon (IL). Yorkville, IL: Kendall County Record, (1985) 112 pages.
YO Lucinda Tio and Kathy Farren, A History of Yorkville, Illinois 1836-1986. Published for Yorkville's Sesquicentennial, (1986) 220 pages.


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SurnameGiven NamePageCode
SurnameGiven NamePageCode
Vader William H. 783 BS
Vader William H. 360 HI
Vago Alice 292 FA
Vago Louis N. 292 FA
Vail Amelia 874 BS
Vail Hattie 874 BS
Vail Sarah 854, 903 KK
Vail Susan 830 KK
Vaka Anna Monson 77 RL
Valance Jennette 1031 BS
Valance Jennette 89B JO
Valentine Agnes 67D JO
Valentine Agnes 883 KK
Valentine Agnes 643 KW
Valentine Agnes M. 82A; 87D JO
Valentine Angelina B. 82 GF
Valentine Calvin 698 BS
Valentine Charles H. 82 GF
Valentine David Eugene 97C JO
Valentine Doumont 26 NS
Valentine Elias 87D JO
Valentine Elias 883 KK
Valentine Janice May 97C JO
Valentine John G. 97C JO
Valentine L. A., Mrs. 58, 60 GF
Valentine Lois (Cooney) 97C JO
Valentine Lydia (Fennel) 87D JO
Valentine Lydia (Fennel) 883 KK
Valentine Mike 26 NS
Valentine Mrs. 869 BS
Valentine Zelia M. 975 KK
Valentine Zelia M. 106, 127 KW
Valentine Zelia M. Gilbert 91B JO
Valentine Zella 55C JO
Valentyne J., Rev. 936 BS
Vana Jamie 44 NS
VanAken Kathryn 118 YO
VanAllen Uranus 661 BS
VanAmburgh Elizabeth (VanVoorhis) 958 BS
VanAmburgh Elizabeth (VanVoorhis) 841 KK
VanAnthrup J., Rev. 826, 887 BS
VanAnthrup J., Rev. (John) 255 HI
VanAntwerp J. 21 GF
VanAntwerp John 760, 821 BS
VanAntwerp John 267 HI
VanArman John, Col. 310 HI
VanBenscaten Catherine 838 KK
VanBensonten Catherine 957 BS
VanBuren Catherine 1036 BS
VanBuren Martin 714 BS
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