Saint Joseph County

Basic Information

County Seat: Centreville

Origin of Name: Named for Saint Joseph, the patron saint of New France

Set Off: 1829

Organized: 1829

Population in 1990: 58,913

Material Available

For many counties the number of items listed is quite long. Navigational buttons are located only at the end of the list. This list of material represents the library's holdings as of July 1997. Be sure to check with us for any additional items we may now have either by contacting the library or by pressing the " Centra-Libraries Catalog" link to the left.

Burr Oak; Patchwork Portrait. n.p., 1976.

Centreville Chamber of Commerce. Historical Outline of St. Joseph County Townships and Villages. Centreville, MI: 1959.

Constantine Bird's Eye View. Map, 1874.

Custard, Ella S. French Settlements in St. Joseph County. Mendon, MI: Leader Press, 1911.

Cutler, Harry G. History of St. Joseph County, Michigan. Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Co., 1911. 2 Volumes.

From a Meek Beginning: Village of Constantine, Reflections of 150 Years, Constantine, Michigan, 1828-1978, Sesquicentennial. n.p., 1978.

Hair, Robert E. Sturgis, Michigan: Its Story to 1930. Sturgis, MI: R.E. Hair, 1992.

Hair, Robert E. Sturgis, Michigan: 1930 to 1945: With a Special Section on the 1896 Roots of Sturgis City. Sturgis, MI: R.E. Hair, 1996.

History of St. Joseph County, Michigan. Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1877.

Johnson, J. Eastman. The Pioneers: Address to the Pioneers of St. Joseph County, Michigan. Constantine, MI: L.T. Hull, 1885.

McLoughlin, Aloysia. True Tales of the Pioneers. n.p., 1920.

The One Hundredth Anniversary of Constantine, 1828-1928: A Souvenir Program and History. Constantine, MI: The Constantine Advertiser Record, [1928].

Picture Story of Beautiful Three Rivers. Three Rivers, MI: Avery Press, n.d.

The Pioneer. Proceedings of and Paper Read at the Annual Meeting of the St. Joseph County Pioneer Society. . . Constantine, MI: 1882.

Portrait and Biographical Album of St. Joseph County, Michigan. Chicago, IL: Chapman Brothers, 1889.

Silliman, Sue I. St. Joseph in Homespun: A Centennial Souvenir. Three Rivers, MI: Three Rivers Publishing Co., 1931.

Sowers, Roy D.F. St. Joseph County Historical Review and Business Guide. Sturgis, MI: Lewis Print Shop, 1932.

Talk of the Towns: Stories from Southwest Michigan. St. Joseph, MI: St. Joseph Today, 1991.

Three Rivers, Michigan Historical and Pictorial City Directory. July, 1922. Coldwater, MI: Otto E, Luedders, 1922.

Wade, Albert G. My Memoirs: A Purely Personal Record of a Lifetime in the Advertising Agency Business. White Pigeon, MI: 1949. (White Pigeon).

West, Patrick. Magic Capital of the World. CMU Term Paper, 1976. (Colon).

Western Chronicle. September 29, 1849-August 19, 1859. (Centreville), and August 25, 1859-March 16, 1864. (Three Rivers).

White Pigeon. [n.p., n.d.].

Wilson, George V., editor. 100 Years: The Episcopal Church of Sturgis. Sturgis, MI: 1973.

Wyrembelski, Sharon B. A History of Hill's Opera House, Colon, Michigan, 1897-1920. M.A. Thesis, Central Michigan University, 1986.​