Ancestry.com. DeKalb County, Illinois Biographical Dictionary [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.Original data: Portrait and Biographical Album of DeKalb County, Illinois. Chicago, IL, USA: Chapman Brothers, 1885.
This database contains a portrait and biographical record of the prominent and representative citizens of DeKalb County, Illinois, along with biographical sketches and portraits of all the governors of the state of Illinois and presidents of the United States up to 1885 (the date of publishing). It also contains a history of the county from its earliest settlement up through the latter end of the nineteenth century. This database would be of great worth to any researcher with ancestors from this area in Illinois. Even though your ancestors may not be listed in this biographical record (since it only covers the most prominent citizens of the area), much can be learned by reading about the lives of others who lived during the time of your ancestors.