The St. Clair County Courthouse completed in 1861
St. Clair County Genealogical
|The first county in Illinois and first county created in the Northwest Territory|
43rd Regiment and 22nd Regiment | Soldiers residing in St. Clair
SCCGS raised $1250.00 during this project and issued 50 descendant or honor-a-soldier certificates to applicants supporting the Gustave Koerner House Preservation initiative. Koerner, an accomplished, well-respected lawyer and ardent opponent of slavery, became the first German immigrant elected to the Illinois State Legislature and offered to raise two German regiments for the Civil War effort.
The original project applications and documents were microfilmed in 2013, the paper documents will be housed at the Gustave Koerner House for preservation. The microfilm will be housed with SCCGS's collections at the Belleville Public Library; a duplicate reel is available at the Historical Society, 705 E Washington St., Belleville. Select documents appear at the regimental links below, on our Genealogical Society website.