IlGenWeb logo
USGenWeb logo


Peoria is a city in and the county seat of Peoria County, Illinois, United States, and the largest city on the Illinois River. Established in 1691 by the French explorer Henri de Tonti, Peoria is the oldest European settlement in Illinois, and is named after the Peoria tribe. From, click link to read more of this history.

What's New in Peoria

11 Dec 2017
New database for the Mexican War to the military page.

Corrected & added to Biographies
13 March 2017
Add "City Hall Madness" - An article from The Columbian, Vancouver, WA

Added Transcript of Illinois And The Civil War By Clyde C. By Clyde C. Walton Illinois State Historian (for the Civil War Centennial)

Total rewrite of site with new links and fresh information.

I'm Jan Bony the coordinator for Peoria County part of the ILGenWeb Project. I live in Washington State, so will not be able to help with local searches. I have been working on both genealogy & web pages for over 20 years.

We are always looking for new information to add to the web site, so if you have anything you are willing to share, please let me know.
search tips advanced search
site search by freefind


No claim is made to the copyrights of the individual submitters. The contents of this website may be used for personal use only by individuals researching their own ancestry. Commercial use of this information for profit is strictly prohibited without prior permission of the owners. Other genealogical websites may link to this website; however, permission is not granted to duplicate any of the contents. Anyone contributing material for posting does so in recognition of its free, non-commercial distribution, as well as the responsibility to assure that no copyright is violated by the submission. This website and its coordinator are not responsible for donations of copyrighted material where explicit written permission has not been granted for use. If in doubt about the copyright rules, please refer to Understanding Copyright

Links to web sites that are not part of the USGenWeb Project are provided for your convenience and do not imply any endorsement of the web sites or their contents by The USGenWeb Project