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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''DeKalb County''' <br>
  
[[Category:DeKalb County, Indiana]]
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.dekalb.in.us/ De Kalb County Courthouse]<br>100 S Main Street PO Box 810<br>Auburn, IN 46706<br>Phone: 219.925.2112 <br>
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County Health Department has birth and death records. <br>County Clerk has marriage and court records from 1837,<br>probate records from 1855 and school records 1903-1932.<br>County recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), De Kalb County, Indiana 212 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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[[Image:Johann de Kalb.JPG|thumb|right|250px]]
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The county is named after Revolutionary War hero [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_de_Kalb Johann de Kalb] (1721-1780), a German baron.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_de_Kalb "Johann de Kalb,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
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<br>'''County seat: '''Auburn <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*[[Allen County, Indiana|Allen]]
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*[[Defiance County, Ohio|Defiance County, Ohio]]
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*[[LaGrange County, Indiana|Lagrange]]
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*[[Noble County, Indiana|Noble]]
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*[[Paulding County, Ohio|Paulding County, Ohio]]
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*[[Steuben County, Indiana|Steuben]]
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*[[Williams County, Ohio|Williams County, Ohio]]
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1913''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Index of Christian Union Cemetery (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Index of Corunna Cemetery (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
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*Index to Mortality Schedule (1860) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for DeKalb County (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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*Directory of Businesses in DeKalb County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
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''&nbsp;History of DeKalb County, Indiana'': Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens. (Knightstown, Ind: The Bookmark, 1978.),&nbsp;977.277 H2b {{FHL|817441|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; &nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-dekalb-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-towns-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens/oclc/6794109&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp; &nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofdekalbc02inte#page/n7/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
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DeKalb County Historical Society (Ind.). ''1885 History of De Kalb County, Indiana'': Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens&nbsp;: with New Index.( Knightstown, Ind: The Bookmark, 1978.) , &nbsp;977.277 H2hi&nbsp; {{FHL|466698|item|item|disp=FHL Collection }}&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/1885-history-of-de-kalb-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-towns-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-with-new-index/oclc/4409565&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofdekalbc00inte#page/332/mode/2up Internet Archive]
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==== Maps  ====
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==== Military  ====
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Civil War
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Civil War service men from DeKalb County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in DeKalb County.
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*[[9th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|9th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company G
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*[[12th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|12th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies B, C, and I
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*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Companies B,&nbsp;D
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*[[30th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|30th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company H, and Reorganized Companies C, and D
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*[[44th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|44th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K
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*[[88th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|88th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A, and H
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*[[100th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|100th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, and K
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*[[118th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4)|118th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4), Company F
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*[[129th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|129th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A
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*[[142nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|142nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, and D
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Civil War Book
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Sliger, Reba. ''Veterans' Cards for Veterans of DeKalb County Who Served in the Civil, Spanish-American, Mexican Wars: Copied from Records at the DeKalb County Courthouse'',( Auburn, Indiana. Auburn, IN: The Chapter, 1990.) 977.277 M2s&nbsp; {{FHL|817443|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/veterans-cards-for-veterans-of-dekalb-county-who-served-in-the-civil-spanish-american-mexican-wars-copied-from-records-at-the-dekalb-county-courthouse-auburn-indiana/oclc/37429926&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/stream/veteranscardsfor00slig#page/n3/mode/2up Internet Archive]
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''"Military History" Chaper 5 in History of DeKalb County, Indiana'': Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens. (Knightstown, Ind: The Bookmark, 1978.), page 90-117, &nbsp;977.277 H2b {{FHL|817441|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; &nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-dekalb-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-towns-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens/oclc/6794109&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp; &nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofdekalbc02inte#page/n7/mode/2up Internet Archive]
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"The War for the Union," Chaper&nbsp;5 in DeKalb County Historical Society (Ind.). ''1885 History of De Kalb County, Indiana'': Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens&nbsp;: with New Index.( Knightstown, Ind: The Bookmark, 1978.) page 333-400, &nbsp;977.277 H2hi&nbsp; {{FHL|466698|item|item|disp=FHL Collection }}&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/1885-history-of-de-kalb-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-towns-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-with-new-index/oclc/4409565&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofdekalbc00inte#page/332/mode/2up Internet Archive]
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==== Newspapers  ====
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[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109351926915&s=32403&e=001fT6GWF2AB2GPK8LCqPmxXTJSwZEMClnc-7zCKoQ8aOQVt9YEGTLzmO1IhJYMYb2tZf1OmE5k7-GayzW0c-9V7nhwvi7TW_szo8fdBC43Ba-jn-1eciK_Qg== The Garrett Clipper]: Obituary database from 1975 through January, 2012 provided courtesy of the Garrett Public Library.
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==== Probate  ====
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==== School Records  ====
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*Directory of Teachers (1936) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
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== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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== Web Sites  ==
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+DeKalb|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/De_Kalb/ DeKalb County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== References  ==
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Contents

County Courthouse

De Kalb County Courthouse
100 S Main Street PO Box 810
Auburn, IN 46706
Phone: 219.925.2112

County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage and court records from 1837,
probate records from 1855 and school records 1903-1932.
County recorder has land records. [1]

History

Johann de Kalb.JPG

The county is named after Revolutionary War hero Johann de Kalb (1721-1780), a German baron.[2]





County seat: Auburn [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1913 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing DeKalb County, Indiana census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church

Court

Directories

Land

Local Histories

 History of DeKalb County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens. (Knightstown, Ind: The Bookmark, 1978.), 977.277 H2b FHL Collection   other library   Internet Archive

DeKalb County Historical Society (Ind.). 1885 History of De Kalb County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens : with New Index.( Knightstown, Ind: The Bookmark, 1978.) ,  977.277 H2hi  FHL Collection other library   Internet Archive

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from DeKalb County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in DeKalb County.


Civil War Book


Sliger, Reba. Veterans' Cards for Veterans of DeKalb County Who Served in the Civil, Spanish-American, Mexican Wars: Copied from Records at the DeKalb County Courthouse,( Auburn, Indiana. Auburn, IN: The Chapter, 1990.) 977.277 M2s  FHL Collection  other library  Internet Archive


"Military History" Chaper 5 in History of DeKalb County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens. (Knightstown, Ind: The Bookmark, 1978.), page 90-117,  977.277 H2b FHL Collection   other library   Internet Archive


"The War for the Union," Chaper 5 in DeKalb County Historical Society (Ind.). 1885 History of De Kalb County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens : with New Index.( Knightstown, Ind: The Bookmark, 1978.) page 333-400,  977.277 H2hi  FHL Collection other library   Internet Archive

Newspapers

The Garrett Clipper: Obituary database from 1975 through January, 2012 provided courtesy of the Garrett Public Library.

Probate

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Indiana State Digital Achives for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), De Kalb County, Indiana 212 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Johann de Kalb," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).