Treasurer: Lisa K.
We meet quarterly (March, June, September & December) on the 2nd Sunday of
the month at 2:00 at the First United Methodist Church, 113 Grand Ave, Festus,
Membership is $10 a year and everyone is welcome to attend!
COUNTY BICENTENNIAL CALENDAR!
To commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Jefferson County Missouri, we have published a 2018 calendar
featuring historic scenic photos of the county by local photographers. These make great gifts and are only $10!
Please see our publications page to place your
order to own a great piece of history!
Check out our new website for news and information about special bicentennial
themed events for 2018!
History of Jefferson County Missouri By Lisa K. Gendron
Member Photos -
Former Circuit Court Judges 1819-1941
added to Court Records
1859 Murder Case - Smith/Williams
added to Court Records
- 1819 Territory of MO Slavery Issue
added to History Articles
- I Remember When memories of long time members
Betty & Blaine Olson added with photos!
- Alphabetized Last Name Index
to all burials in our database added to Cemetery
Transcriptions & "I Remember When" section added for local memoirs
-Missouri State Penitentiary
records, tried in Jefferson County, MO added to the
of prominent business men from 1820-1921 added
- Caveland Skating Rink
history article added & State Hospital (Fulton)
1850-1910 added to Court Records
February 2014 -
Jefferson County Missouri Marriages from 1839-1850 have been added to the site.
- Added Presbyterian Cemetery at Gamel and the 1900
County Ward Book was added to History Articles.
- Baker (aka Hillcrest) School article and photos have
been added to the "Schools" page.
- Jefferson Co. Marriages through 1838 have been
added to the site.
The Heritage News
Our society newsletters, containing interesting
articles about Jefferson County, MO have been added to the site. Find the index
in the menu on the left under "History Articles."
have been added to the site! These records are from the early 1900's and include
photographs of the applicants! Kay Clerc Fakhar has transcribed an index for
this outstanding collection. Find them in the menu on the left under
1826 Petition to move the county seat from Herculaneum to Hillsboro,
complete with signatures! Find it under the "Courts" section.
John Linhorst has created a wonderful tool by taking the 1876 & 1898
historical atlases of Jefferson County and creating a series of overlays for
use within the Google Earth software. It gives the user a good look at how
things have changed (and how some things have not changed!) in Jefferson County.
Check them out under "Land Records, Maps
& Place Names" on the menu at
July 2010 -
The Old Settlers List
1864 - 1950 has been added to the site. Transcribed
by Betty Olson, find it under "History Articles." Also Carole Goggin has
supplied us with a Jefferson County MO Place Names list. Find it under
More cities have been added to the Historical Postcards and photographs on our site. More towns will be
Dec 2009 - Funeral Home Records have now been added to our site!
These records are from the Mahn, Mothershead, Fink, and Dietrich Funeral Homes, and now include the older Coxwell and Stovesand records!
Jefferson County Leader newspaper article featuring several of
our members in their quest to find and replace the gravestone for former county
collector John Williams!
Contact Information for Members
The following members can be contacted for information concerning
Jefferson Co. Missouri history. I've included their areas of expertise, although
there are many crossover areas. If your original contact person feels someone
else can better answer your question, your email will be forwarded.
mailto:email@example.com (General &
Lisa K. Gendron firstname.lastname@example.org
(Website, Genealogy & General)
Betty Olson BettyOlson27@gmail.com (DeSoto
Carole Goggin email@example.com
(Court and Land Records & Cemeteries)
Kay Clerc Fakhar
KayClerc@yahoo.com (Newspapers &
Dennis Bentley firstname.lastname@example.org