St. Charles County Historical Society
Old Market House
101 South Main Street
St. Charles, Missouri 63301
(636) 946-9828

Mission / Purpose Statement

The St. Charles County Historical Society (SCCHS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on preserving the history and genealogy of St. Charles County.

Our mission is to foster an understanding and appreciation of all aspects of Saint Charles County history and genealogy.

Founded in 1956 to preserve the rich history of the county, the Society later merged with the St. Charles County Genealogical Society in 2009 and the mission expanded to include the preservation of the genealogical records of the county.

Patrons and visitors to the Society can view records and hear stories of people, places, and events that have occurred in the county. A large number of the early city and county records are located at the Archives. These records include but are not limited to:

  • Wills
  • Probates
  • Circuit court records
  • Naturalization records
  • Photographs
  • Library books and records
  • Business records
  • Genealogical publications and books
  • Indices of records
    • Marriages
    • Cemeteries
    • Church records
    • Census Records
    • Obituaries


Operating Year: May 2020 - April 2021


Officers/Executive Committee
President: Joan Koechig
1st Vice President: Patricia Dickherber
2nd Vice-President: Mary Brown
Corporate Secretary: Dennis Hahn
Treasurer: Larry Smith
 
Board Of Directors
Director (2021<--2015): Robert Sandfort, Ph.D.
Director (2021<--2018): Patricia Dickherber
Director (2021<--2018): Gail Rea, Ph.D.
Director (2021<--2018): Mary Brown
Director (2021<--2018): Tim Corcoran
Director (2022<--2016): Jack Sandridge
Director (2022<--2018): Keith Stiern
Director (2022<--2019): Dr. James Bryant
Director (2022<--2019): Richard Tiemann
Director (2022<--2019): Randy Beck
Director (2023<--2016): Robert Brown
Director (2023<--2017): Joan Koechig
Director (2023<--2017): Justin Watkins
Director (2023<--2017): Dennis Hahn
Director (2023<--2020): Gregory Hilton
 
Committee Chairpersons
Archives: Mary Brown
Awards: Randy Beck
Cemeteries: Justin Watkins
Development & Longrange Vision: Joan Koechig
Finance: Dennis Hahn
Membership: Dr. James Bryant
Nominating: Gail Rea, Ph.D.
Planning & Education: Jack Sandridge
Properties: Tim Corcoran
Publicity: Dr. James Bryant
Website: Keith Stiern
 
Staff
Archivist: Amy Haake
Volunteer Coordinator: Chrissy Bellizzi
Executive Secretary: Kathy Criswell
Saturday Lead Researcher: Louis Launer
 
St. Charles County Heritage
Editor: Robert Brown
Editor Emeritus: Robert Schultz, Ph.D.
 
Website
Webmaster: Keith Stiern
Content Manager: Jack Sandridge