Ogle County, Illinois

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Ogle County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Ogle County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 16, 1836
County Seat Oregon
Courthouse
Ogle County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Ogle County Courthouse
P.O. Box 69
Oregon, Illinois 61061
(815) 732-1110
Ogle County Website
 

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Contents

Ogle County Organization

Ogle County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Ogle County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1878
1837
1878
1840
1836
1836

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Ogle County are kept, see the Ogle County Courthouse page.

Historical Facts

Ogle County is named for Captain Joseph Ogle who distinguished himself with courage in the early days of Illinois state history.

Parent County

  • 1836--Ogle County was created 16 January 1836 from Jo Daviess County.  County seat:  Oregon [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Ogle County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Records and Resources

Biography

  • The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois has a Ogle County edition. This includes a state history section along with a county history and biographies of Ogle County residents. See the wiki article for links to available copies and indexes.

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.
190029,129
191027,864−4.3%
192026,830−3.7%
193028,1184.8%
194029,8696.2%
195033,42911.9%
196038,10614.0%
197042,86712.5%
198046,3388.1%
199045,957−0.8%
200051,03211.0%
201053,4974.8%
IL Counties 1900-1990

1840 Pensioners

  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. Washington, D.C., 1841. FHL 973 X2pc 1840; FHL 2321; digital version at Google Books. [See Illinois, Ogle County on page 187.]

Church Records

Court Records

  • 1837-1915 Circuit and Chancery Court Case Files IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1872-1963 County Court Case Files IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)


Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

  • 1800s-Present - Use the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land Patent Index to obtain original federal land transfer records including homestead, military warrants, and cash entry patents. These records help a research establish location and lead to National Archives' records which may include genealogical information. Earlier land transfer records are housed at the National Archives.
  • 1837-1940 Deed Records IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1837-1942 Deed Index IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1833-1855 Land Patent Records IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Ogle 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 Ogle County.

- 2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, (Logan's Escort, Ord's Escort, Stevenson's Escort) Company A.
- 4th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company D (Also known as Quinby's Escort
- 17th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company M
- 34th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies E, F, and H.
- 39th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.
- 55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B and H.
- 65th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Scotch Regiment), Company A.
- 92nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B, D, E, H, and K.

Naturalization

  • 1839-1900, 1906-1929 Naturalization Records, Circuit Court IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1839-1931 Naturalization Record Index, Circuit Court IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1872-1906 Naturalization Records, County Court IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)

Newspapers and Obituaries

Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Freeport City newspapers from the late 1800's and early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Ogle County. The Rock Island Public Library provides free access to this database at its library.

Poorhouses

Probate Records

  • 1838-1940 Probate Records IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)

Repositories

County Courthouse

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Ogle County are kept, see the Ogle County Courthouse page.

Family History Centers

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy.

You may search your address for a center near you on the FamilySearch site.

Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Ogle County. The following centers are located in surrounding counties. Their wiki pages may supply hours and other information.

Dekalb Illinois Family History Center
675 Fox Avenue
Sycamore, Illinois 60178
Telephone: (815) 895–0702
Freeport Illinois Family History Center
1716 S Forest Rd.
Freeport, Illinois 61032
Telephone: (815) 232-3310
Rockford Illinois Family History Center
324 University Dr.
Rockford, Illinois 61107
Telephone: (815) 332-7782
Sterling Illinois Family History Center
2709 N 16th Avenue
Sterling, Illinois 61081
Telephone: (815) 625-1229

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

The Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD), managed by the Illinois State Archives, houses the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois.

The Northern Illinois University (IRAD-NIU) holds the records for Ogle County. Learn more about finding and using their records.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository
c/o Regional History Center
Founders Memorial Library, Room 400
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Telephone: (815) 753-1807

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records

  • 1857-1965 Birth Record Index IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1878-1935 Birth Records and Certificates IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1870-1954 Delayed Birth Record Index IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)

Marriage Records

Death Records

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).