Biographical Sketch Index 1874 – 1928

 St. Clair County, Illinois

The 2600 biographies in this index were published 1874-1928 in the five (5) histories cited below; compiled for SCCGS by former Quarterly editor, Robert Buecher.



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About this index and the books

Male surnames (last name) are alphabetically arranged. The spouse is not indexed separately. Her name appears here only if mentioned in the story.

* An asterisk denotes born in St. Clair County.

+ A plus sign indicates additional pages.

This is not an all-name index.


Search tips:

  • Use the site search to find women, businesses, or other words within the body of the four (4) web pages associated with this index. Look for Biographical Sketch Index … (1874 – 1928) in the ‘hit’ title. The names of children or siblings are not usually included in this index.

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The society’s research services will photocopy a biography for a small fee.  Please fill in and mail the order form; provide the name or story title, book volume and/or year published, and page(s) with your order.


The five (5) histories used to compile this index were:

  • An Illustrated Historical Atlas of St. Clair County, Illinois. Chicago: Warner & Beers, 1874.
  • Marissa Historical and Genealogical Society. The History of St. Clair County, Illinois. Philadelphia: Brink and McDonough and Company, 1881 Reprint. Evansville, IN: Unigraphic, Inc., 1977. The original (1881) is online.
  • Portrait & Biographical Record of St. Clair County, Illinois. Chicago: Chapman Bros., 1892. Online.
  • Bateman, Newton and A.S. and A.A. Wilderman, editors, Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of St. Clair County Vol. 2. Chicago: Munsell Publishing Co., 1907. FamilySearch has Vol. 2; or Google Books. Only the second volume on St. Clair was used for the index above by SCCGS.
  • Centennial McKendree College with St. Clair County History. Lebanon, Ill.: McKendree College, 1928.

Some of these books are available in digital format on

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