This collection of videos was created by DCHS Volunteers to provide a new way to share the stories of those who have contributed to the history and rich background of DeKalb County. Information shared has been taken from documented sources and compiled by researchers at DCHS using the resources in our family files, museum, genealogical library, newspapers and other sources. Enjoy meeting the pioneers of DeKalb County as you hear the Voices of the Past.
Beverly Maltsberger presents the life of Nancy Asher Sherard, Civil War Veteran, from DeKalb County. A mother, sister, and wife of courage and dedication.
Teri Meek presents the life of Sarah Harvey Spiking. The Spiking and Harvey families are connected and full of brave and patriotic citizens who helped found DeKalb County towns in the 1800s.
Janice Bennett share the life story of Lulu Riemenschneider Bray. The Bray family is historically and currently very well-represented in DeKalb County. Lulu's life as teacher, mother and grandmother is compelling and inspirational.
Jessica Flannery share the life story of Eli A. Bunton through the perspective of his wife, Alberta Dent Bunton. Eli Bunton was a major element of DeKalb County's early history and spans finance, politics and business. His life contained accolades as well as persecution. Listen to his story.
Kathy Kagay presents the life of Conrad Kochan, a first-generation American who shaped DeKalb County's financial landscape and carved out a place for family in the pioneer days of Maysville.
Ken Bray portrays his distant ancestor Samuel O. Bray, a pioneer in Dekalb County and part of a large family that still impacts the county today. Hear this story of a family man who made our county his home.
Kyle Bridgman presents the life of Dr. John Black, physician and farmer, who came to America and left his mark on DeKalb County. His home still stands in Maysville and played a part in Civil War history in our area.
A DeKalb County woman with a very interesting and successful history. Presented by Ashley Putnam, the story of Virginia Wyatt is of a strong and dedicated person with connections to our national government. Discover this local woman whose story is an inspiration.
John Murphy (The Old Farmer) shares pieces of history about the Old Maysville Cemetery in Maysville, MO.