Genealogy Sources for Research: Handout from May 17th Daleiden Schlick Program

Genealogical Sources

Daleiden and Schlick Family History in Winfield

Winfield Library and Winfield Historical Society Program Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Internet Sources:

Ancestry: Subscription.May also be available through your local public library.

Family Free online. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints.

Illinois Digital Archives: Free online.

The Illinois Digital Archives contains scanned pdf file editions of local history books, maps, atlases, newspapers, documents, and photographs submitted by State and local archives, libraries, and historical societies.

United States National Archives and U.S. Regional Archives:

Excellent resource and starting point for family historians on U.S. Government sources                       for genealogists (Census, Immigration, Military, Land, etc.). Includes downloadable and    printable worksheets.


Rufus Blanchard. History of DuPage County Illinois. O.L. Baskin & Co. Historical              Publishers.1882.

Encyclopedia of Chicago. University of Chicago. 2004.

[A web version of this book is available for free at:].

Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of DuPage County. Edited by Newton Bateman                      and Paul Selby. Munsell Publishing Co. 1913. [Two Volumes. This is perfect example of      a “Mug Book”].

Mildred Knoblauch. DuPage County: A Descriptive and Historical Guide 1831 – 1939. Irvin A.             Ruby Distributor. 1948.[American Guide Series Federal Writer’s Project of the Works                Progress Administration].

James McGuire. Images of America: Winfield. Arcadia Publishers. 2017.

Jean Moore. A History of Wheaton, Illinois: From Tower to Tower. Gary-Wheaton Bank. 1974.

Leone Schmidt. In and Around Historic Warrenville. Warrenville Historical Society. 1982.

Leone Schmidt. The Life and Times of Warrenville. City Council of Warrenville Illinois. 1975

Frank Scobey. A Random Review of West Chicago History. West Chicago Historical Society.           1976.

Louise Spanke. Winfield’s Good Old Days: A History. Winfield Public Library Board. 1978.

Maps and Atlases.

1862 Map of DuPage County. Reprints available for $15 on paper. DuPage County Historical         Society Museum/Wheaton Park District.

1874 Atlas of DuPage County Illinois. Available on IDA website and at Wheaton Public Library.

1904 Atlas of DuPage County Illinois. Available on IDA website and at Wheaton Public Library.

United State Decennial Census Records 1790 to 1950.

Available on Ancestry, Family Search, and the National Archives Website.

Birth, Death, and Probate Records.

DuPage County Court House Clerks Office. For an index to birth, marriage, military records consult the Illinois State Archives at:

Real Estate, Land and Property Tax Roll Records.

            Consult the DuPage County Assessors:

and DuPage County Tax History site:

Naturalization Records.

            Consult with the DuPage County Clerks Office in Wheaton. Review and look at the DuPage County Genealogical Society’s publication: Index to the Naturalization Records of DuPage County Illinois. This is available at the Wheaton Public Library and may be available at your local Public Library in your town in DuPage County.


            Check with your local Public, College, or University Library for print, electronic or microfilmed copies of newspapers from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Passenger Lists and Immigration Records.

            Ancestry and Family Search have scanned copies of ship passenger lists.

DuPage County Genealogy Society. (Website:

            Join this Society and have access online to many resources if you have relatives that lived (or passed through) DuPage County Illinois. They have a bi-annual Journal and a monthly e-newsletter. The Society hosts in-person and virtual webinars.

Daleiden Direct Family Line:

Johann Daleiden / Ann Giltzemer

Johann Daleiden (1766 – 1870)/Barbara Theil (1779 -?)

Matthias Daleiden (1804-1870) / Anna Marie Scheurer (1799 – 1855)

Katerina 1828

Barbara K 1834

Michael 1835

Christopher 1836

Peter 1840

Barbara (1843-1887)

Christopher Daleiden (1836-1910) / Margaret Weiland (1839-1916)

Barbara 1870

William 1872

Anna 1875

Susan 1877

Katherine 1880

Casper Schlick (1878-1970) /Susan Daleiden (1877-1945)

Francis ‘Frank’ Schlick (1910–1993) / Mae Hodous (1911-1989)

George S. Davis (1934-2020) / Louise Schlick (1936-1994)

G. Kevin Davis

About Schlick Daleiden Families - DuPage and Kane Counties of Illinois

Kevin Davis is a retired Public Library Director. He is a Board member of the Winfield (IL) Historical Society. Davis has over 35 years experience working in public libraries. He is deeply interested in local Chicagoland, Dupage, and Kane County History. Davis earned a BA in History and an MA in Library Science from Dominican University. He is a volunteer researcher for the St. James Farm Forest Preserve part of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County in Illinois. His work includes extensive writing and research on the McCormick family line who were former owners of St. James Farm. He is an avid family historian / genealogist and has done extensive research on the Schlicks and Daleidens of DuPage and Kane County Illinois.
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