Kendall County Research Aids

The purpose of this web page is to provide genealogical researchers a list of the available resources pertaining to Kendall County, Illinois. Compiled by Elmer Dickson Kendall County Co-ordinator.


Reference Books:

  1. 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.
  2. Baumann, Paul, Ph D. The Fox River: A Bicentennial History. Yorkville, IL: Kendall County Bicentennial Commission, Monograph Series No. 4. Yorkville, IL: Kendall County Record, (1976) 79 pages.
  3. Biographical Directory Of Kendall County, Illinois. Chicago: Fisher & Co., (1876) 114 pages.
  4. Brown, Andrew. Company K Twentieth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry Roster and Record, Originally published By Kendall County Record, Yorkville, Illinois (1894) republished by Elmer Dickson (1992) 30 pages. Mainly men from Big Grove Township.
  5. Dickson, Elmer. 1842 Tax Assessment List For Kendall County, Illinois, (1993) 12 pages. Names are in alphabetical order.
  6. Dickson, Elmer Original Purchasers Of Public Domain Land In Kendall County, Illinois, (1995) 104 pages.
  7. Dickson, Elmer. Kendall County Veterans Of The Civil, Mexican & Spanish-American Wars And The War Of 1812, (1993) 42 pages. Names are in alphabetical order.
  8. Dickson, Elmer Kendall County Draft Registration World War I, (1993) 42 pages. Names are in alphabetical order.
  9. Dickson, Elmer. Kendall County Men Who Served In World War I, (1993) 10 pages. Names are in alphabetical order.
  10. Dickson, Elmer. Country Schools Of Kendall County And Their Locations, (1992) 4 pages. List of one room county schools and where they were located.
  11. Dickson, Elmer. The Ministers And Priests Of Kendall County, Illinois, (1992) 48 pages. Names are in alphabetical order.
  12. Durant, Pliny A, et al. Commemorative Portrait & Biographical Record Of Kane & Kendall Counties, Illinois. Chicago: Beers, Leggett & Co., (1888) 999 pages.
  13. Farren, Kathy, editor. A Bicentennial History Of Kendall County, Illinois. Yorkville, IL: Kendall County Bicentennial Commission, (1976) 314 pages.
  14. Fenza, Paul and Roger Matile. Indians Of Kendall County, Yorkville, IL: Kendall County Bicentennial Commission, Monograph Series No. 1. Yorkville, IL: Kendall County Record (1975) 59 pages.
  15. Genealogical & Biographical Record Of Kendall & Will Counties, Illinois. Chicago: Biographical Publishing Co., (1901) 670 pages.
  16. Hicks, Edmund W., Reverend. History Of Kendall County, Illinois: From The Earliest Discoveries To The Present Time. Aurora, IL: Knickerbocker & Hodder, (1877) 439 pages.
  17. Hill, Lee. A Guide To Architecture In Kendall County. Yorkville, IL: Kendall County Bicentennial Commission, Monograph Series No. 6. Yorkville, IL: Kendall County Record, (1976) 62 pages.
  18. Hill, Lee and Paula Fenza. Tombstones And Epitaphs. Yorkville, IL: Kendall County Bicentennial Commission, Monograph Series No. 2. Yorkville, IL: Kendall County Record (1975) 49 pages.
  19. 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.
  20. Illinois Libraries. "Newspapers In The Illinois State Historical Library". March April 1988, Volume 70, numbers 3-4. Springfield, Illinois, 268 pages. Contains a list of the library's holdings of Kendall County newspapers on microfilm.
  21. Illinois. Adjutant General. Report Of The Adjutant General Of The State Of Illinois For The Years, 1861-1866. Springfield, IL: State Of Illinois, (1886) eight volumes. Rosters of officers and enlisted men of the volunteer soldiers who served in Illinois Regiments during the Civil War.
  22. 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.
  23. Matile, Roger, editor. 150 Years Along The Fox: The History Of Oswego Township Illinois. Dallas: Oswego Sesquicentennial Days Steering Committee, (1983) 191 pages.
  24. Matile, Roger and Sue. A Student's History Of Kendall County, Yorkville, IL: Kendall County Bicentennial Commission, Monograph Series No. 3. Yorkville, IL: Kendall County Record, (1975) 74 pages.
  25. Munson, Richard L. A Church And Its History: Yorkville Congregational Church 1834-1984, Yorkville, IL: Kendall County Record, Inc., (1984) 50 pages.
  26. Newark Sesquicentennial Committee. Newark's Sesquicentennial History: A Community Proud Of Its Heritage 1835-1985, Yorkville, IL: Kendall County Record, (1985) 139 pages.
  27. Pease, Theodore Calvin. The County Archives Of The State Of Illinois. Springfield, IL: Illinois State Historical Library, (1915) 730 pages.
  28. Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory Of Farmers & Breeders Grundy & Kendall Counties, Illinois. Chicago: Prairie Farmer Publishing Co., (1917) 221 pages.
  29. Rasmusen, Honor Brodie. History of the Millington Methodist Church and Community 125th Anniversary 1833-1958 (1958) 48 pages.
  30. Shoger, Paul M. Threshing Rings Of Kendall County 1975-1955. Yorkville, IL: Kendall County Bicentennial Commission, Monograph Series No. 5. Yorkville, IL: Kendall County Record, (1976) 111 pages.
  31. Shufelt, Mrs. John L. When Lisbon Was A Prairie, Yorkville, IL: Kendall County Record (1917) 13 pages.
  32. The Prairie Lands Of The Sloopers: The Fox Valley Norwegian-American Sesquicentennial 1825 - 1975. Published by the Fox Valley Norwegian-American Sesquicentennial Association, Inc., (1975) number of pages not given.
  33. Tio, Lucinda and Kathy Farren. A History Of Yorkville, Illinois 1836-1986. Yorkville, IL: Kendall County Record, (1986) 220 pages.
  34. Wallace, Harriet E. Inventory Of The Monuments In The Griswold Cemetery, Kendall County, Illinois. Yorkville, IL: Kendall County Historical Society, Monograph Series No. 7 (1982) 24 pages.

Census Data:

  1. Dickson, Elmer. 1850 Federal Census Of Kendall County, Illinois, Annotated (1993) 244 pages. Includes an every name index.
  2. Dickson, Elmer. Head Of Households Illinois 1855 State Census Of Kendall County (1991) 51 pages. An alphabetical list of the heads of Kendall County households.
  3. Dickson, Elmer. 1860 Federal Census Of Kendall County, Illinois, Annotated (1993) 484 pages. Includes an every name index.
  4. Dickson, Elmer. Head Of Households Illinois 1865 State Census Of Kendall County (1991) 82 pages. Includes an every name index.
  5. Dickson, Elmer. 1870 Federal Census Of Kendall County, Illinois, Annotated (1993) 466 pages. Includes an every name index.
  6. Dickson, Elmer. 1880 Federal Census Of Kendall County, Illinois, Annotated (1994) 436 pages. Includes an every name index.

Church Records:

  1. Dickson, Elmer. The Ministers And Priests Of Kendall County, Illinois, (1992) 48 pages. Names are in alphabetical order.
  2. Dickson, Elmer. Cross Lutheran Church, Yorkville, Illinois, Church Records, (1996) 132 pages. Contains baptism, confirmation, marriage and death registers from the time the church was organized in July 1881 to 1994. Names are in alphabetical order.
  3. Dickson, Elmer. St. John's Lutheran Church Plano, Illinois Church Records, (1996) 14 pages. Period covered November 1877 - February 1953. Divided into four sections: births and baptisms; confirmations, deaths; and marriages. Names are in alphabetical order.
  4. Dickson, Elmer and Dirst, Charles F. Kirchen Buch der Evangelisch Lutherischen Germeinder zu Lang Grove und Oswego, Illinois, (1996) 27 pages. Church vital record book (Parish Register) The German Evangelical Lutheran Church At Long Grove and Oswego, Illinois. Period covered October 1853 - September 1873. Divided into four sections: births and baptisms; confirmations; deaths; and marriages. Names are in alphabetical order.
  5. Dickson, Elmer and Dirst, Charles F. Church Records: Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church: Kendall County, Illinois, (1996) 104 pages. Period covered October 1853 - December 1996. Divided into four sections: births and baptisms; confirmations; deaths; and marriages. Names are in alphabetical order.
  6. Dickson, Elmer and Dirst, Charles F. Cemetery Records: Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church: Kendall Township, Kendall County, Illinois, (1996) 13 pages. Period covered February 1854 - December 1996. Names are in alphabetical order.

Indexes:

  1. Dickson, Elmer. Index To Volume Two Historical Encyclopedia And History Of Kendall County, Illinois, N. Bateman & P. Shelby editors, Munsell Publishing Co., 1914, (1991) 234 pages. Names are in alphabetical order.
  2. Dickson, Elmer. Index To The Kendall County Portion Of Commemorative Portrait And Biographical Record Of Kane And Kendall Counties, Illinois, By Pliny A. Durant & Others, Chicago: Beers Leggett Publishers, 1888, (1991) 76 pages. Names are in alphabetical order.
  3. Dickson, Elmer. Index To The Kendall County Portion Of Commemorative Portrait And Biographical Record Of Kendall And Will Counties Illinois, Biographical Publishing Co., 1901, (1993) 68 pages. Names are in alphabetical order.
  4. Dickson, Elmer. Index To The 1876 Biographical Directory Of Kendall County, Illinois, Chicago: George Fisher & Co., 1876, (1991) 66 pages. Names are in alphabetical order.
  5. Dickson, Elmer. Index To 1859 Map Of Kendall County, Illinois, Published by L. G. Bennitt, Chicago, 1859, (1992) 40 pages. Names are in alphabetical order.
  6. Dickson, Elmer. Kendall County Section Of Index To Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory Of Farmers and Breeders Grundy And Kendall Counties Illinois, Published by Prairie Farmer, Chicago, Illinois, 1917, (1995) 154 pages.
  7. Dickson, Elmer. Index To Plat Book Standard Atlas Kendall County, Illinois, George A. Ogle & Company, Chicago: 1922, (1992) 41 pages plus 9 pages of advertisers. Names are in alphabetical order.
  8. Dickson, Elmer. Index To The 1941 Atlas & History Of Kendall County, Illinois, Friendly Map & Publishing Company, Elmhurst, Illinois, 1941, (1995) 95 pages. Names are in alphabetical order.
  9. Dickson, Elmer. Index To 150 Years Along The Fox The History Of Oswego Township, Illinois, edited by Roger Matile, Oswego Sesquicentennial, 1983, (1992) 24 pages. Names are in alphabetical order.
  10. Dickson, Elmer. Index To A History Of Yorkville, Illinois 1836-1986, City Of Yorkville, 1986, (1992) 53 pages. Names are in alphabetical order.
  11. Dickson, Elmer. Index To The Sesquicentennial History Of Newark, Illinois 1835 - 1985, Newark Sesquicentennial Committee, 1985, (1992) 70 pages. Names are in alphabetical order.
  12. Todd, Stephanie. Index To The 1870 Atlas Of Kendall County, Illinois, Warner, Higgins & Beers, Chicago: 1870, transcribed by members of the Kendall County Genealogical Society (1994) 138 pages. Names are in alphabetical order for the entire county, and by townships and villages.

On Line Information:

  1. Dickson, Elmer. Kendall County. Illinois Birth Register 1877-1903, (1996) 130 pages. Period covered, November 1887 - September 1903. Combines Birth Registers one and two. Contains all of Register one and part of Register two. Names are in alphabetical order. Uploaded to ILGenWeb Archives.
  2. Dickson, Elmer. Kendall County, Illinois Death Register 1877-1903 (1996) 48 pages. Names are in alphabetical order. Uploaded to ILGenWeb Archives.
  3. Dickson, Elmer. Kendall County, Illinois Civil Marriage Records 1841-1915. (1996) 450 pages. Period covered, May 1841 - September 1915. Combines Marriage Registers, Books A-1, 1, & 2. Divided into two sections, grooms' names in alphabetical order; brides' names in alphabetical order. Uploaded to ILGenWeb Archives.


Last Modified on 2013-06-16 23:52:02-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson