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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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Revision as of 19:21, 25 May 2010

 United States  > Indiana > DeKalb County

County Courthouse

History

Major General Johann de Kalb (1721-1780)

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).