Biographies are not just full of information about the person, but typically include valuable information about their relatives and ancestors. Although the biographical information may not always be accurate, they can be used as a springboard for your research.
Records of the Olden Time, was published in 1880 and is available to read online. The first 600 pages of the book offer incredible stories. Short biographical paragraphs of residents of Marshall county can be found grouped by township.
The collection below was seeded from The Biographical Record of Bureau, Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois, which was published in 1896, and from Past and Present of Marshall and Putnam Counties Illinois, which was published in 1907.