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.

SCCHS was founded in 1956 with a mission to preserve the rich history of the county.  In 2009 the St. Charles County Genealogical Society merged with SCCHS 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
    • Burials
    • Land & Property
    • Business & Industry

Operating Year: May 2024 - April 2025

Officers/Executive Committee
President: Joan Koechig
1st Vice President: David Kottmann
2nd Vice-President: Steve Tesson
Corporate Secretary: Dennis Hahn
Treasurer: Linda Rea
Board Of Directors
Director (2025<--2019): Dr. James Bryant
Director (2025<--2019): Richard Tiemann
Director (2025<--2022): Robert Sandfort, Ph.D.
Director (2025<--2022): Carol Selph
Director (2025<--2022): Mike Thomson
Director (2026<--2023): Scott Lewis
Director (2026<--2023): Steve Tesson
Director (2026<--2023): David Kottmann
Director (2026<--2023): Sally Stumberg
Director (2026<--2023): Jack R Sandridge
Director (2027<--2024): Robert F. Brown
Director (2027<--2024): Dennis Hahn
Director (2027<--2024): Joan Koechig
Director (2027<--2024): Justin Watkins
Committee Chairpersons
Archives: Jack R Sandridge
Awards: Robert F. Brown
Cemeteries: Carol Selph
Development & Longrange Vision: Joan Koechig
Finance: Dennis Hahn
Membership & Publicity: David Kottmann
Nominating: Sally Stumberg
Planning & Education: Robert Sandfort, Ph.D.
Properties: Steve Tesson
Website: Justin Watkins
Archivist: Amy Haake
Executive Secretary: Laura McDonald
St. Charles County Heritage
Chairperson: Mike Thomson
Editor: Robert F. Brown
Editor Emeritus: Robert Schultz, Ph.D.
Webmaster: Trish K Walther
Content Manager: Tamra Alexander