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 2018 - April 2019

Officers/Executive Committee
President: Robert Sandfort, Ph.D.
1st Vice President: Maureen Bouxsein
2nd Vice-President: Tim Corcoran
Corporate Secretary: Dennis Hahn
Treasurer: Larry Smith
Board Of Directors
Director (2019<--2013): Gregory Hilton
Director (2019<--2013): Louis Launer
Director (2019<--2016): Jack Sandridge
Director (2019<--2018): Keith Stiern
Director (2019<--2018): Carolyn Strong
Director (2020<--2014): Maureen Bouxsein
Director (2020<--2016): Robert Brown
Director (2020<--2017): Dennis Hahn
Director (2020<--2017): Justin Watkins
Director (2020<--2017): Joan Koechig
Director (2021<--2015): Robert Sandfort, Ph.D.
Director (2021<--2018): Mary Brown
Director (2021<--2018): Tim Corcoran
Director (2021<--2018): Patricia Dickherber
Director (2021<--2018): Gail Rea, Ph.D.
Committee Chairpersons
Archives: Maureen Bouxsein
Awards: Louis Launer
Cemeteries: Justin Watkins
Development & Longrange Vision: Robert Sandfort, Ph.D.
Finance: Dennis Hahn
Membership: Tim Corcoran
Nominating: Maureen Bouxsein
Planning & Education: Jack Sandridge
Properties: Louis Launer
Publicity: Robert Brown
Website: Gregory Hilton
Archivist: Amy Haake
Executive Secretary: Kathy Criswell
Saturday Lead Researcher: Louis Launer
St. Charles County Heritage
Editor: Robert Brown
Editor Emeritus: Robert Schultz, Ph.D.
Webmaster: Keith Stiern