Kankakee County, Illinois Genealogy

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*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Kankakee County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Kankakee County.<br>
 
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Kankakee County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Kankakee County.<br>
  
:- [[42nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|42nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies D and H.<br>
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:- [[42nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|42nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies D and H.<br>  
 
:- [[53rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|53rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.  
 
:- [[53rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|53rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.  
 
:- [[76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies D, F, H and I.  
 
:- [[76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies D, F, H and I.  
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Revision as of 16:02, 27 May 2011

Kankakee County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Kankakee County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 4, 1817
County Seat Kankakee
Courthouse
IL-bond-courthouse.jpg
Address 189 East Court Street
Kankakee, IL 60901
815-937-2990
Website: www.co.kankakee.il.us
Named for: Kankakee River
 United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Kankakee County

Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

  • 1853--Kankakee County was created 11 February 1853 from Iroquois and Will Counties.  County seat:  Kankakee [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Cemeteries

Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 15,412
1870 24,352 58.0%
1880 25,047 2.9%
1890 28,732 14.7%
1900 37,154 29.3%
1910 40,752 9.7%
1920 44,940 10.3%
1930 50,095 11.5%
1940 60,877 21.5%
1950 73,524 20.8%
1960 92,063 25.2%
1970 97,250 5.6%
1980 102,926 5.8%
1990 96,255 −6.5%
2000 103,833 7.9%
2010 113,449 9.3%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Kankakee County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Kankakee County.
- 42nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies D and H.
- 53rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies D, F, H and I.
- 88th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 195. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.