Thank you for visiting! Kane County was organized on
January 16, 1836. It was named after Territorial Judge Elias Kent Kane. Some of the earliest
settlers were Joseph and Samuel McCarty, Hezekiah and James T.
Gifford, and Christopher Payne. Read about early Kane County life
- click here for access.
PLEASE NOTE: I believe all of the broken links have
been removed, but this page has not be updated regularly since
2007. For any new contributions, please visit the new Kane
County ILGenWeb site at http://www.kane.illinoisgenweb.org/
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Archives for Illinois
Welcome to Kane County ILGenWeb
Kane County Queries
History of Elgin Mental Health Center and records available at the IL State Archives. Patient records are not available to the best of my knowledge. If you are able to access them, PLEASE let us know how you went about it. There are many researchers trying to get to these records with no success.
Elgin National Watch Company - a link with pictures & history of the company
Another Elgin National Watch Company link. (Note: 19 Nov 2007 - trying to relocate this site... it was great.)
This one is a commercial site (you've been warned...) but it includes a great story from Harper's Magazine, July, 1869 about the Elgin National Watch Company at www.oldwatch.com
1858 Illinois State Gazeteer,
Kaneville listings only
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Death Certificate, 1939
Contributed by Dawn
County Formation & State Census MapsThis link (outside of ILGenWeb) will show you how the counties changed through the years and census divisions for federal census years. Illinois Census and County Formation Maps
HISTORICAL COUNTY TOWNSHIP MAPSJanet Pearson has copied township maps from atlases from different years. As they become available, they will be added to the list. To see a map of a particular township, click on the year within that township. These maps can be exciting sources for research as they show the property owners at the time the map was compiled - between census years.
1872 - Combination Atlas Map of Kane County Illinois. Compiled, Drawn and Published from personal Examinations and Surveys by Thompson and Everts, Geneva, Illinois, 1872. See the title page from this atlas. These maps were scanned and contributed by Janet Pearson.
1892 - Atlas of Kane County Illinois. Drawn and
Compiled from Personal Observations, Actual Surveys and
County Records. D. W. Ensign & Co. 1892 See the title page from
this atlas. County "overview" maps showing the townships
and section numbers can be viewed for the north and south
portions of the county. This set of maps have been
scanned and donated by Janet Pearson.
1904 - 20th Century Atlas of Kane County Illinois, Containing maps of Villages, Cities and Townships of the County. Middle-West Publishing Co. 633-634 Manhattan Building, Chicago, ILL. 1904. See the title page from this atlas. This set of maps were scanned and donated by Janet Pearson.
Postcards from Illinois, Kane County. Other Illinois
counties available from this page.
Arnold, Fox, Lambert, Meyer Contributed by: Brian Arnold
Postcard of Elgin, Fountain Square, 1907 Contributed by: Shirley Hartman
Postcard of Elgin, D. C. Cook Pub. Co., 1907 Contributed by: Shirley Hartman
Postcard of Elgin, Post-Office, 1907 Contributed by: Shirley Hartman
Postcard of Elgin, Lord's Park, Lower Lake, 1908 Contributed by: Shirley Hartman
Postcard of Elgin, Bird's Eye View of Elgin (train yard), 1908 Contributed by: Shirley Hartman
Postcard of Elgin, Residence Scene, Chicago Street, 1910 Contributed by: Shirley Hartman
Postcard of the Windmill at Faybian's, 1929 Contributed by: Lynnea Dickinson
Postcard of the Kane County Courthouse, Geneva, 1929 Contributed by: Lynnea Dickinson
Headstone of Simon E. Chaffee, Civil War Soldier, Company F, 147th Illinois Infantry. Contributed by: Judy S.
August Holze Contributed by Dawn Anderson
Henry Holze Contributed by Dawn Anderson
Lena Holze Contributed by Dawn Anderson
John, Peter & Jenie Kielion Contributed by Ashley Killian
Herman Otto Killian, late 1930's. Contributed by Ashley Killian
Mary Christina (McKay) Killian (wife of Herman). Contributed by Ashley Killian
Elgin National Watch Works, 1868. Contributed by Cynthia Nelson
The Makers of Elgin, Henry SHERMAN, R W RAYMOND, A J WALDRON, Rev. A J JOSLYN and Dr. Joseph TEFFT. Contributed by Cynthia Nelson
More Makers of Elgin, William C KIMBALL, Gen. George M'CLURE, James T GIFFORD, Sylvanus WILCOX and Luther HERRICK. Contributed by Cynthia Nelson
The Only City Clerks Elgin has Ever Had, W F SYLLA and R W PADDLEFORD. Contributed by Cynthia Nelson
Martha Pundt. Contributed by Shelley Cardiel. Shelley has rescued photos from this family and is anxious to return them to relatives. Let her know if this is your family. For more details, see the queries.
Challenge Co. Foundry Employees, Batavia, IL, 24 Jun 1938. Contributed by Ashley Killian. Ashley has a list of the names of the men pictured. Please e-mail her for details.
Aseneth Miller Barnum taken the day she was 100 years old at St. Charles (back of photo). That date would be 12 Aug 1878. She died 1 Jul 1893 in St. Charles. Contributed by Tracy St. Claire
Digital Past - A joint effor by libraries in the North Suburban Library System highlighting photos and information on area history.
Unidentified wedding couple photo taken by Sackett Photographers, 17 Douglas Ave, Elgin. Contributed by Jackie Hufschmid, the photo was found at her great grandparents house in Juneau Co., Wisconsin.
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