Biographies – Histories


On our websites



  • 2600 indexed biographies found in five (5) books published 1874 – 1928.
  • 1600 indexed biographies found in family histories published in two volumes of History of St. Clair County (1988, 1992).
  • 1914 centennial biography and business index – on member site
  • Early family files grouped by families before 1850 – on member site
  • World War I Soldiers’ Memorial, Jones Park, East St. Louis – biographical abstracts for soldiers memorialized on the monument.






Quarterly articles

To identify article titles with keywords such as biography or history or a town name or a surname, use the main menu site search. For example, words in bold show the term(s) searched and the result:

  • History of St. Peter’s Cemetery, East St. Louis,” Quarterly Volume 25 Number 3 (2002)
  • “A Brief History of Israel Strait and Hannah Thompson,” Quarterly Volume 26 Number 3 (2003)
  • “The Baumann Family of Pfiffligheim and Worms, Rhinehessen, Germany, and Belleville,” Quarterly Volume 26 Number 4 (2003)
  • History of Maeystown, Illinois,”  Quarterly Volume 17 Number 1 (1994)


Links Offsite

  • Biographical index to St. John’s Orphanage Edition of The Messenger – History of the Diocese of Belleville [1919], courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society.
  • See also our Links webpage.


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