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This county website is going up for adoption
Please contact the State Coordinator if you are interested in adopting Audrain County
Find his name and email though the site below.

With the transfer of the website to a new home, some links may not yet work.
I am working on them as I find them.
The " Back Home" and "Contact Me" links are not all fixed yet.

Benton City School Pictures  New

Benton City Post Office and mail carriers Photos

Index to East Lawn Cemetery  New

Restoration of Lincoln School at Vandalia
Lincoln School ( Vandalia ) Restoration Project
Audrain County Area Genealogical Society
Index to Elmwood Cemetery
provided by ACAGS

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The ACAGS has asked me to remind all subscribers that their annual membership ends in the month in which they subscribed. Subscribers that have not renewed, please check your last  newsletter for your dates.  Note the correct dues to remit.

Audrain County Area Genealogical Society  for email contact.

The Audrain County Area Genealogical Society now have copies of the two Quisenberry family histories for sale.
1.Genealogical  Memoranda of the Quisenberry Family and  other Families by Anderson Chenault Quisenberry -1897
2. Memorials of the Quisenberry Family - 1900.
Contact the ACAGS for more information.

The Confederate Soldier (Mark of Respect) personal information book has been completed, and is at the Audrain County Library in the genealogy room.

Local G & H news of interest

The State Historical Society of Missouri has a new secure link on its Web page where patrons who wish to receive assistance in finding an obituary can make a request and pay with a credit card. The secure link is only for requesting copies of obituaries found in newspapers from Missouri held in the Society’s newspaper collection.

To make a request, go to
http://www.umsystem.edu/shs and click on “Research Requests” and then on “Obituaries.” The full name of the deceased, the exact date of death, and the residence at the time of death is required. The cost per request is $5 for Society members and $10 for nonmembers. The fee includes one photocopy of researched material and mailing costs.


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Idaho Daily Statesman
May 22, 1891

       Further Particulars of the Great Missouri   Cyclone

   MEXICO, Mo., May 21.--The cyclone which passed over the northern portion of Audrain county yesterday killed  
three persons and seriously injured a score of  others, of whom four will die.
The track of the storm was about 100 yards wide.  The residences of Alex Carter, Wm. Powell, Dillard Brothers,
B. Kunkel, George Crane, William Yoetmeier, T. B. Ham, Valentine Erdell, S. S. Norris, A. Ahlfeldt, J. M.Menefee and John Doerger were literally torn to pieces and Kunkel received injuries from which he died within an hour.  His sons, Otto and Harry, were severely hurt.  Yoetmeier and his wife and child, and Clarence Harvey, who was visiting there, were badly cut and bruised.  S. S. Norris' house was blown to pieces and seven members of the family injured.  Three of the, Miss Gertie Fletcher, Mrs. Seale and a small child, cannot live.
   Close at hand was the house of John Doerger, which was also demolished.The 6-year old daughter was killed, and the remainder of the family, five in number, painfully injured.  All of Doerger's stock was killed.  Three men, Mason Kerman, Thomas and Homer Rogers seeing the storm, laid flat on the ground and clasped hands.  Homer,who was in the middle, was killed,while the other two men were uninjured.
In the western part of the county the worst damage was done at the farm of J. A. Harrison.  His son was blown half a mile and lodged in a tree, being fatally injured.  Hundreds of cattle, hogs and sheep were killed.

The Kansas City Times
Page 1
December 14, 1920


Audrain County Issued $150,000 Bonds for Institution


    MEXICO, Mo., Dec 13--Audrain County's $150,000 hospital will open Thursday morning and the patients will be moved from the present building occupied as a hospital.  This is the first hospital in Missouri in which county bonds were voted.  It is modern in everyway.  It is the outgrowth of an institution started by A. P. Green and whose loss was underwritten by a number of citizens.

both newspaper articles provided by Glenda Suddarth

1884 Audrain County History 

African-Americans in Audrain CO.

Articles- misc human interest

Audrain County Links  disabled due to- too many bad links due to other web sites changing URLs. Use Google for search for Audrain  County material not on this site.

Bible Records  new

Biographies + Family Pages updated

Births 1883-1886

Business & Industry 

Cemeteries updated


Churches updated

Court Records ++
offsite link to marriage records!

Death Records
new & updated


Faces & Places

Families of Audrain County

Family Group Sheets

Fraternal Organizations + Clubs

Genealogical Society (ACAGH)

Government & Politics

Guest Book

Johnson Quisenberry
b. 03 May 1849 Clark Co. KY
d. 01 February 1910 MO.


Unwritten History in newspapers Series One new

Unwritten History in newspapers Series Two new

Unwritten History in newspapers part three

Land-Original Patentees

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Marriages onsite soon-see court

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Message Board at genforum

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Military + the Military Roll of Honor to Honor your ancestors.

Newspapers & Old Time News

Obituaries new

Photographs & Postcards


Research Aids


Surname Registry List to add your surnames contact me

This n' That Towns & Cities

I do not live in Audrain County and I cannot do any personal research. I am willing to help when I can, and I really hate to have say no or I can't, so please do not ask.
Betty Brooks

Contributions are always needed- cemetery listings, one or more, obits, marriages, photos

Contact the Audrain County Coordinator

Zip Codes
20 mile radius of Mexico

Amanda Brown

Check the local area newspaper links below For current events, obituaries listed for Audrain,
Mexico Evening Ledger for current events Vandalia Leader since 1874 for current events
Fulton Sun Columbia Daily Tribune or Columbia Missourian
USGenWeb - Audrain County Archives Audrain County Tombstone Project USGenWeb Census Project

Our Neighboring counties

Boone MOGW
Boone AHGP

Callaway Monroe Montgomery independent Montgomery MoGenWeb Pike Ralls Randolph

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In the interests of the viewer, and exercising my prerogatives, I have elected to link to non - GW county sites/pages as well as GW County pages/sites.

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From the Host:
I am the coordinator of Audrain county as of 21 Aug 2003, and would welcome Audrain County data and information.  Pictures, Family Genealogy and History welcomed other than straight Ged-Coms.
©2003-2008 Betty Brooks

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