DeKalb County, Indiana Genealogy

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[[Image:Johann_de_Kalb.JPG|thumb|right|400px|Major General Johann de Kalb (1721-1780)]]
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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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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>  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1835--'''DeKalb County was created 7 February 1835&nbsp;from [[Allen_County,_Indiana|Allen]] and [[La_Grange_County,_Indiana|La Grange]] Counties. '''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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'''1835--'''DeKalb County was created 7 February 1835&nbsp;from [[Allen County, Indiana|Allen]] and [[La Grange County, Indiana|La Grange]] Counties. '''County seat: '''Auburn <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
*[[Allen_County,_Indiana|Allen]]
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*[[Allen County, Indiana|Allen]]  
*[[Defiance_County,_Ohio|Defiance County, Ohio]]
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*[[Defiance County, Ohio|Defiance County, Ohio]]  
*[[LaGrange_County,_Indiana|Lagrange]]
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*[[LaGrange County, Indiana|Lagrange]]  
*[[Noble_County,_Indiana|Noble]]
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*[[Noble County, Indiana|Noble]]  
*[[Paulding_County,_Ohio|Paulding County, Ohio]]
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*[[Paulding County, Ohio|Paulding County, Ohio]]  
*[[Steuben_County,_Indiana|Steuben]]
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*[[Steuben County, Indiana|Steuben]]  
*[[Williams_County,_Ohio|Williams County, Ohio]]
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*[[Williams County, Ohio|Williams County, Ohio]]
  
 
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 United States  > Indiana > DeKalb County

Contents

County Courthouse

History

Johann de Kalb.JPG

The county is named after Revolutionary War hero Johann de Kalb (1721-1780), a German baron.[1]

Parent County

1835--DeKalb County was created 7 February 1835 from Allen and La Grange Counties. County seat: Auburn [2]

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. "Johann de Kalb," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).