Cemeteries: Decatur - reformatted and updated the listing with 87 documents; corrected some links in Zion-Friedheim, Zion/Cline, West Lawn, St. Peter Lutheran, St. Paul Lutheran, St. Luke UCC, St. John/Bingen, St. Joseph Catholic, Mazelin, (added 2 tombstone pics & 8 obits)
Obituaries: (unknown or out-of-county) Letter E - moved 364 obits to the correct cemetery & moved 10 obits to the INGenWeb Obits site
Scrapbooks: Reposted the 1937 Scrapbook (PDFs were corrupted); indexed and posted the 1942 Feb-Nov (34 images)
Cemetery updates: Decatur - added 20 records/photos to the A-B listing; MRE - reworked the entire B listing with its 624 burials; Salem Church - revision is complete, adding 89 obit pages
Obits (unknown or out-of-county) - About 20 of the 549 people previously listed on the C page are buried outside of Adams, Jay or Wells Counties. About 21 of the 445 people previously listed on the D page are buried outside of Adams, Jay or Wells Counties.
All the other obits have been or will be placed in the correct cemetery in one of those three counties.
Scrapbooks - Posted 75 images of the 1958-1960 Scrapbook.
Cemetery updates: Evangelical - added 10 obit pages; MRE - reworked A listing, adding or updating 49 obits; Pleasant Dale - added 11 obit pages; Salem Church - added or revised 47 obit pages
Obits (unknown or out-of-county) - Of the 696 names obits previously listed on the Bo-By page as being buried out of county or unknown, 49 are buried outside of Adams, Jay or Wells Counties. Those were added to the newer Indiana Obits Google site.
The others are now placed in the correct Adams, Wells or Jay County cemeteries.
Cemetery updates: Bunker Hill Amish - added 10 obits; Immanuel Lutheran - reformatted and added 106 records for T-Z
Obits (unknown or out-of-county) - Of the almost 800 obits previously listed on the Ba-Bl page as being buried out of county or unknown, only 34 are buried outside of Adams, Jay or Wells Counties. Those were added to the newer Indiana Obits Google site.
Updated some links on most web pages and changed backgrounds on those pages that needed to be updated
Cemetery updates: Immanuel Lutheran - reformatting and added 171 records for K-S
Obits (unknown or out-of-county) - Of the 578 obits previously listed on the A page as being buried out of county or unknown, only 22 are buried outside of Adams, Jay or Wells Counties. Those were added to the newer Indiana Obits Google site.
Cemetery updates: East Salem Amish - added 4 obits; Immanuel Lutheran - reformatting and added 217 records for A-J
Cemetery updates: Crawford - reformatted page and added or replaced 81 records
Decatur - corrected links in M-P; replaced 5 docs in Q with 15 records
Roop/Carroll - replaced or added 15 records, most with photos
Scrapbooks: 1943Jan-Jul1944 - Completed (29 images indexed, creating 11 pages of transcriptions)
Cemetery updates: Backestor/Spring Hill - corrected 12 obit pages & added 4 new obits
Decatur A-O - added 15 new obits, P - added or changed 327 records, most with photos
Scrapbooks: Jun-Oct 1940 - Completed (78 images indexed & transcriptions added)
Cemetery updates: Decatur O - added 120 documents, most with tombstone photos
Salem Church - replaced or added 31 documents, most with tombstone photos
Magley/Salem - added 36 new obits and added or replaced 197 documents, most with tombstone photos
Military: corrected burial place of Rev. War Patriot James Ball
Cemetery updates: Decatur A-My - added 11 new docs; Decatur N - replaced 62 records with 162 documents, most with tombstone photos
Springhill/Backesto - replaced or added 122 documents, most with tombstone photos; Schwartz - added 12 new obits
Scrapbooks: Jan-Oct 1944 - Completed (95 images indexed & transcriptions added)
Cemetery updates: Decatur Mo-Mu replaced 9 records with 179 documents, most with tombstone photos; Decatur My replaced 32 records with 85 documents, most with tombstone photos
Scrapbooks: Jan-Feb 1943 - Completed (12 images indexed & transcriptions added)
Cemetery updates: Bunker Hill - added 20 docs, most with tombstone photos; Decatur A-Ma 24 replacement documents posted and reworked Mi listing with 217 documents
Scrapbooks: April-December 1941 - Completed (33 images indexed & transcriptions added)
Cemetery updates: Alberson - 14 documents + 9 bios; Decatur A-Ma (F-K) - 19 replacement documents posted; St. Joseph 36 corrected documents; Tricker - 27 new documents + 127 replacements
Scrapbooks: December 1947-April 1948 Completed (45 images indexed & transcriptions added)
Cemetery updates: St. Joseph Part 2 (F-K) - 140 replacement documents posted; Smith - 13 corrected documents
Cemetery updates: Decatur M - 87 updates; Smith - added 4 tombstone pics; St. Joseph - corrected links on Parts 1, 3 & 4, Part 2 is under re-construction, 395 replacement documents posted
Scrapbooks: 1948-1949 - indexed & added 24 images, including obits - COMPLETE!
Cemetery updates: Mt. Zion UBC - 10 corrections; Shady - added or updated 45 obits and/or photos; Sipe - updated page
Scrapbooks: 1951-1962 - indexed & added 26 images, including obits - COMPLETE!
Refreshed 11 pages of the WPA Deaths
Cemetery updates: Mt. Zion UBC - added or updated 45 obits and/or photos; Pleasant Valley - updated page & added 5 new obits, some with pics
Scrapbooks: 1951-1962 - indexed & added 28 images, including obits
Cemetery updates: Cross Reformed - reformatted and added 4 obits, 2 with pics; Decatur - A-L 17 obits, Ma - 290 obits, most with pics; Hartford - 1 obit w/ pic;
Greenwood - added 44 obits, most with pics; Loofburrow - added 2 obits & 8 updates
Cemetery updates: Oak Ridge - added or updated 19 documents/photos
Scrapbooks: indexed and added 33 images to the 1959-1961 Scrapbook which included 157 obits.
Cemetery updates: St. Joseph Catholic - added or updated 64 documents/photos; Decatur - added or updated 446 documents/photos for L
Cemetery updates: Decatur - added or updated 11 documents/photos; MRE - added or updated 113 documents for A-H and redid the Habegger listings with 174 docs;
St. Luke - reformatted page and added or updated 9 obits and/or tombstone photos
Cemetery updates: Decatur - added or updated 404 documents/photos to the K listing; Union Chapel - reformatted page and added 28 obits and/or tombstone photos
Scrapbooks: indexed and added articles from 15 images of the 1955-1958 Scrapbook thanks to Janice Vasilovski's transcriptions, completing that Scrapbook
Cemetery updates: Decatur added or updated 19 obits and/or tombstone photos to A-I; Zion-Friedheim added 70 obits and/or tombstone photos
Scrapbooks: indexed and added articles from 45 images of the 1955-1958 Scrapbook thanks to Janice Vasilovski's transcriptions
Cemetery updates: Decatur J - added or updated 211 obits; reformatted 27 pages of Land Patents
Cemetery updates: re-formatted Biberstein, French, Huser, & Moser Cemeteries; also reformatted Decatur J - documentation coming soon
Scrapbooks: indexed and added 76 images from the March 1955 - April 1958 Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbook - births, marriages & deaths from 1955-1956
Cemetery updates: Alberson - added 18 obits +; Decatur I - added 21 documents for 21 entries & 1 obit for the E listing
Cemetery updates: Decatur - A-H replaced 185 individual records with 432 documents, including more tombstone photos, obituaries, and records.
Cemetery updates: West Lawn - added or updated 95 documents for individuals, most with tombstone photos.
Cemetery updates: St. Paul Lutheran - added 62 individual records (most with photos)
Winchester Amish - added 13 obits
Cemetery updates: Decatur - added 20 obits to A-G; reworked Ha-He with 496 updated or new individual records (most with photos); Reynolds - updated links & added 2 photos; Zion/Cline - updated or added 348 individual records (most with photos)
Scrapbooks: Scrapbooks: added transcriptions from the 1946A (June-September) Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbook (68 images)
Cemetery updates: St. Mary Catholic - added or updated 10 individual records; Reynolds - updated links & added 1 Rev. War Patriot record
Military: added World War I draft registrations for S (366 names); updated links & background for all WW I pages
Cemetery updates: St. Joseph - updated or created 166 individual records, most with tombstone photos
Scrapbooks: added transcriptions from the 1941b (April-December) Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbook (142 images)
Cemetery updates: St. John - Bingen - made 125 document updates
Cemetery updates: Decatur A-F - added or changed 452 records (obits, death certificates, other individual records); Decatur G - 234 records
Scrapbooks: added transcriptions from the 1941a Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbook (126 images)
Cemetery updates: Backesto - added or updated 199 documents, most with tombstone photos; Decatur A-E - added or updated 22 documents; St. Peter Lutheran - updated all links
Cemetery updates: Schwartz - added 16 obits, 4 with photos
Scrapbooks: completed index and articles from the 1938-1939 Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbook (75 scans)
Cemetery updates: Salem UCC of Magley - made 53 changes or adds to listing
Cemetery updates: Decatur - E added or changed 459 obit pages with 294 tombstone photos. 156 were new.
Scrapbooks: completed index and articles from the 1945b Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbook (46 scans)
Cemetery updates: Decatur - A-C added or changed 19 obit pages; D added or changed 427 obit pages, most with tombstone photos
Cemetery updates: Decatur - A-C added or changed 575 obit pages, most with tombstone photos
Cemetery updates: Reynolds - 31 updates; Riverside - added or changed 107 obit pages, most with tombstone pics
Scrapbooks: updated all Scrapbook pages
Cemetery updates: Pleasant Dale - added 15 obits with 10 tombstone photos; Pleasant Mills - 135 records, most with photos; Ray - 57 records
Scrapbooks: completed index and articles from the 1935 Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbook (98 scans)
Updated Decatur Cemetery with 568 combined documents containing both tombstone photo & various records (obit, death cert, etc.)
MRE Cemetery - 41 updates to N - O
Updated Kunkel and Monmouth cemeteries with new information
MRE Cemetery - 14 updates to A, B, F & L; 107 updates to J-O
Mt. Tabor Cemetery - 50 updates, including 27 new obits and 11 tombstone photos
Evangelical Mennonite Cemetery - added 23 obits and 19 photos
MRE Cemetery - added 54 obits to sections A - H
Decatur Cemetery - reworked the Ba-Bl listing with 520 updates
MRE Cemetery - 164 updates
Monmouth Cemetery - 12 updates
Alberson Cemetery - corrected links & added 7 new updates
Mount Hope Cemetery - 13 updates
Received INGenWeb Dun Good Award
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery: 53 updates
Mazelin Cemetery: 7 updates
Evangelical/Defenseless Mennonite Cemetery: posted 461 obits, records and/or photos
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery: posted 53 updates
Created & posted 380 obit pages (obit and/or records plus the tombstone photo) for the A page of Decatur Cemetery
General housekeeping to fix broken links or re-directs on Military, Old Courthouse Records, Virtual Library, WPA
Cemeteries: Bunker Hill Amish - added 5 obits, Tricker - added 38 obits with 36 tombstone pictures
Scrapbooks: updated all scrapbook pages; indexed and added 42 scans from the 1935 Scrapbook
Antioch cemetery has been updated with 342 burials; 83% have obit pages that contain both obit and tombstone photo.
February - June 2019
In December my husband fell and lost control from the waist down. After emergency back surgery (his 4th), he was in the hospital for five months, the last 4 in another city. During that time, we decided that we had to give up our home of 42 years and move closer to our daughter. God has a plan and we were blessed to sell our home in less than two weeks and found a new place. We closed on both houses at the end of May and our now in our new home.
During that same period the INGenWeb host began deleting files when new information was posted. Our leadership committee finally found a new home for INGenWeb and we are once again able to update our sites without fear of losing other information. Our web address remains the same and we are excited to work with our new host.
Cemeteries: Alberson - added 6 obits & 17 tombstone photos
Cemeteries: Pleasant Dale - added 8 obits & 7 pics; Blue Creek/Tricker - added 53 obits & 48 pics
Cemeteries: Decatur - added 121 obits & 71 tombstone pics
Historical Museum Scrapbooks: indexed and added the 8 pages of images for the 1935 scrapbook
Old Courthouse Records: added 3 1890 Wills, 1 from 1904 & 9 from 1922
Cemeteries: Evangelical - added 8 obits & 6 pics; Mount Hope - 16 obits & 15 pics; MRE - 56 obits & 48 pics
Updated the background of all the Obituary pages and explained the new plan for out-of-county burial obits (INGenWeb Obits)
Cemeteries: Alberson - added 7 obits and 4 photos; Bunker Hill - 20 obits, 6 pics; Crawford - 5 obits, 3 pics; Decatur A-B - 36 obits & 32 pics; Riverside - 29 obits, all with photos; Tricker - 36 obits, 32 pics
Cemeteries: Decatur - added 73 obits & 61 pics; MRE - 48 obits & 37 pics
Research: spent a week in Indiana collecting more genealogy information for our site from Fort Wayne, Decatur, Bluffton & Berne libraries.
Updated webpage set up for all cemeteries and added Alpha (1 obit), Antioch (3 obits, 2 pics), Blue Creek Amish (1 obit), Brown (2 obits, funeral home records), Bunker Hill (6 obits, 2 pics, 1 bio), Clark Chapel (2 obits, 2 pics), County Farm (1 obit, 1pic), Cross Reformed (1 pic), Hartford (2 obits, 2 pics), Loofbourrow (1 obit, 2 pics, 1 bio), Magley (4 obits, 4 pics), Monmouth (1 obit), Neuenschwander (4 obits), Snow (1 obit), Studebaker (1 obit), Union Chapel (funeral home records), Reynolds (26 obits, 25 pics), Zion/Cline (2 obits, 1 pic)
Cemeteries: updated Schwartz (13 obits, 1 pic), Spring Hill (17 obits, 15 pics), St. Joseph (45 obits, 23 pics), St. Luke (5 obits, 4 pics), St. Paul (6 obits, 1 pic), St. Peter (9 obits, 6 pics), West Lawn (17 obits, 12 pics), Zion Friedheim (16 obits, 5 pics)
Historical Museum Scrapbooks: started the 1935 Scrapbook, indexing the first 9 pages of images which include a review of 1934
Old Courthouse: Added 86 indexed estate records from 1860 - 1900
No more updates on Wells County cemeteries! Jim and Margie have become the new Wells County coordinators.
The previous CC has retired and the site is being rebuilt. Check it out: Wells County INGenWeb
Cemeteries: Greenwood added 11 obits, 5 pics; Immanuel Lutheran - 8 obits, 4 pics; Mazelin - 6 obits, 1 pic; MRE - 94 obits, 83 pics; Pleasant Mills - 5 obits, 5 pics; Ray - 5 obits, 2 pics; Riverside - 13 obits, 8 pics; St. John Bingen - 9 obits 4 pics
Old Courthouse: added 16 indexed Wills dating from 1898 to 1920
Cemeteries: Decatur - added 70 obits and 47 tombstone photos; Mt. Hope - added 16 obits and 14 photos
Scrapbooks: added 23 indexed transcriptions of the 1933-1953 Historical Museum Scrapbook which is COMPLETE,
thanks to the work of Karin King!
Wells: Hoverstock Cemetery - added D-F listing with 37 obits and 32 tombstone photos
According to ancestry.com the Rootsweb maillist is finally supposed to be active again! Check it out: Message Board.
Cemeteries: Pleasant Dale - added 173 documents w/ obit & tombstone pic; Alberson - 5 obits & pics; Blue Creek/Tricker - 8 obits, 5 pics; Bunker Hill Amish - 5 obits; Decatur A-K - 54 obits, 32 pics
Scrapbooks: added 20 indexed transcriptions of the 1933-1953 Historical Museum Scrapbook
Wells: added A-C listing for Hoverstock Cemetery with 423 photos & 76 obits
Completed the move from the old server to the INGenWeb server
1840 Adams County census reformatted (look for it under Federal records)
Pleasant Dale Cemetery - added 286 obit+stone pic combination docs and 7 obits
Wells - added listing for Crisamore Cemetery with 5 stone pics
Cemeteries: Riverside - added 11 obits & 7 pics
Wells: added A - C listing for Hoverstock Cemetery (45 pics & 7 obits)
Cemeteries: MRE - added 59 obits & 49 pics; Ray - 12 obits & 10 pics
Adams County Historical Museum scrapbooks: created page for 1933-1953 Scrapbook with 26 indexed transcriptions
Wells: added listing for Ossian Cemetery (45 pics & 7 obits) & McFarren Cemetery (71 obits, 2 bios & 61 pics)
Cemeteries: Evangelical Menn - added 6 obits, 3 photos; Greenwood - 6 obits, 3 photos, 1 funeral home record; Pleasant Dale - 23 obits & 38 photos
Old Courthouse: added 62 indexed estate records with scans from 1870
Wells County: added listing for Colbert Cemetery
Cemeteries: Alberson - added 46 tombstone photos & 6 obits; St. Joseph - 10 obit w/ 10 pics; Zion/Cline - 95 obits w/ 94 pics
Scrapbooks: added 27 indexed transcriptions of the 1943 Historical Museum Scrapbook which is COMPLETE, thanks to Karin King!
Wells Co Cemeteries: added a listing for Nottingham with 184 tombstone photos; added listing for Snow with 23 obits, 2 bios and 26 pics
Cemeteries: Alberson, 3 obits, 18 tombstone pics, Evangelical - 7 obits, 3 pics; Mazelin - 4 obits, 1 pic; MRE - 29 obits, 25 pics; Mt. Hope - 6 obits, 5 pics; Mt. Tabor - 5 obits, 2 pics; Riverside - 10 obits, 7 pics; Shady - 23 obits, 15 pics; St. Luke - 93 obits, 189 pics; Westlawn - 6 obits, 9 pics
Scrapbooks: added 15 more indexed transcriptions of the 1943 Historical Museum's Scrapbook
Wells: added listings for Redding Cemetery & St. Johns Cemetery in Union Twp (5 bios, 7 obits & 6 pics)
Cemeteries: Bunker Hill Amish - added 6 obits, Decatur - 38 obits & 22 pics, MRE - 61 obits & 53 pics, Zion/Cline - added 37 obits & 35 pics
Military: World War II KIAs - added 7 pics and replaced 13 newspaper scans with typed accounts; reformatted the C-F listing of vets adding 3 more pics
Obits: added over 300 obituaries from Wells County's Prairie View Cemetery with Adams connections
Old Courthouse: added 29 indexed guardianships complete with scans from 1862
Scrapbooks: completed the 1940-41 Historical Museum's Scrapbook with with 15 more indexed transcriptions
Wells: added listings for Gearnand (25 obits, 23 pics), Jones (9 obits, 7 pics), Linn & Old Salem (26 obits & 12 pics)
Cemeteries: Backesto - added 4 obits w/ tombstone photos; Pleasant Dale - 6 obits & 3 photos; St. Joseph - 37 obits w/ 32 pics
Wells cemeteries: Old Apostolic Christian - 8 obits w/ pics; New Apostolic - 184 obits w/ 169 pics; Prairie View - 299 obits w/ pics
Cemeteries: Decatur - added 78 obits & 48 tombstone photos; MRE - 124 obits, 103 photos; Monmouth - 30 obits, 14 pics; Riverside - 5 obits, 6 photos
Federal Land Patents: completed the project by adding 343 images
Historical Museum Scrapbook: added 24 indexed transcriptions from the 1940-1941 Scrapbook
Old Courthouse: added 27 indexed Estates from 1860-1862 and an 1895 census of Hartford Township males
Wells: added links to the Wells County Cemetery listings at the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Dept.; Apostolic Christian Cemetery - added 129 obits & 119 tombstone pics
Cemeteries: Alberson - 23 obits & 68 tombstone pics; Evangelical - 6 obits, 4 pics; Mt. Zion - 3 obits; Ray - 7 obits, 6 pics; Tricker - 5 obits, 3 pics; St. Joseph - 18 obits & 12 pics
Federal Land Patents: added 363 land patents w/ images (R & S)
Added 1850 Adams County Mortality Schedule
Biographies: added 4 new bios
Wells Cemeteries: added listing for Prairie View; added 210 obits & 211 pics for Apostolic Christian
Cemeteries: Schwartz Amish - added 5 obits; Salem UCC - 10 obits; Spring Hill - 17 obits, 10 pics; St. John - 9 obits; 5 pics; St. Paul - 5 obits, 1 bio; St. Joseph - 74 obits, 3 bios, 50 pics; Studebaker - 11 obits, 36 pics; West Lawn - 20 obits, 10 pics; Alberson, 9 obits, 74 pics; Apostolic in Wells - 16 obits, 11 pics
Federal Land Patents: added 87 land patents w/ images (N-Q)
Obituaries: added 90 obituaries for people with Adams connections who are buried out of the county
Cemeteries: Biberstein - added 1 obit & 85 tombstone pics; Ray - 43 obits & 18 pics; Riverside - 15 obits & 8 pics; Salem/Magley - 2 bios, 9 obits, 5 pics
Federal Land Patents: added 176 land patents w/ images (M)
Historical Museum Scrapbooks: 17 indexed pages from the 1940-41 Scrapbook
Old Courthouse records: 19 indexed Estates w/ document scans & 27 indexed Guardianships w/ document scans, both from the 1860s
Added listing for Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Wells County w/ 16 obits
Cemeteries: MRE - added 153, most with tombstone pics; New Mt. Tabor - added 11 obits
Since there are so many Adams county family members buried in Wells County a listing for Albright Cemetery has been added
Federal Land Patents: added K & L listing with scans of the original documents
Cemeteries: Greenwood - 2 bios & 6 obits; Cross/Kross - 18 photos; St. Mary's - 30 obits; Evangelical - 13 obits; Moser - 2 obits; Immanuel - 1 obit; Mazelin - combined 70 obits w/ tombstone pics
Military: added the R World War I draft registrations and created a listing for 1260 Civil War soldiers from Adams County
Old Courthouse: added 31 indexed guardianship records from 1859-1861 and 17 indexed estate records from 1853-1860
Scrapbooks: completed 1940 Scrapbook from 13 more scans!! (thanks to Karin King)
Cemeteries: Alberson - replaced 28 newspaper scans with typed obits and added 6 new obits; Crawford - 2 replacement obits and 3 new; Lufborrow - 185 tombstone photos, 80 obits and 1 bio; Decatur - 4 replacement obits, 36 obits, 47 pics & 38 combinations (obit plus tombstone photo)
Historical museum scrapbooks: 21 indexed transcriptions of the 1940 scrapbook
Military: World War I draft registrations - P
Old Courthouse records: 17 1859-1862 Estate Records
Cemeteries: Lufborrow - added 26 photos & 1 obit; Snow - added 38 photos
Funeral home records: added 177 indexed images of original records from Jahn Funeral Home 1922-1956
Military: added 10 obits for World War II KIAs
Cemeteries: Decatur - 34 obits; Mann - 4 photos; MRE - 56 obits, 1 bio; Pleasant Dale - 3 obits; Riverside - 4 obits
Historical museum scrapbooks: indexed 13 transcriptions of the 1940 scrapbook
Military: World War I - added 6 veteran's photos; World War II KIA - added 41 obits with tombstone photos; World War II veterans - added 277 pics of individuals - all thanks to the wonderful staff at the Berne Library Heritage room!
Cemeteries: updated links on Reynolds, Roop, Salem Church, Shady, Smith, Snow, St. Luke, Studebaker, Union Chapel, Berne Mennonite, Biberstein, Brown, Bunker Hill, Clark, Collins, County Farm, First City
Added obits and/or pics to Riverside (16 obits, 2 pics), Schwartz (9 obits), St. John Bingen (4 obits), St. Joseph (54 obits), St. Luke (1 obit), St. Mary (1 obit), St. Paul (4 obits), St. Peter (2 obits), Thatcher (3 pics), West Lawn (7 obits), Winchester (2 obits), Decatur (33 obits, 152 pics), Alberson (1 obit, 1 pic), Bethel (1 bio, 27 pics), Antioch (2 obits), Backesto (23 obits, 2 pics), Bunker Hill Amish (1 obit), Crawford (2 obits)
Federal land patents: added 156 land patents with images (H, I, J)
Funeral home records: added 93 funeral records from Zwick (1918-1922) (index & copy of original record)
Historical museum scrapbooks: indexed 28 transcriptions of the 1940 Scrapbook
Military: added 12 obits for those KIA in World War II; updated Vietnam page
Old Courthouse records: added 30 oil & gas leases (1892-1909) complete with copy of original lease
Military: updated most of the pages; added a page for Adams Mexican-American War veterans; added 28 obits for those KIA in WW II
Funeral home records: added 36 indexed images of original records from Zwick Funeral Home 1918-1922
Land Patents: finished G with 13 more images & added 41 images to H
Old Courthouse: added 20 Estate records and 13 Guardianships form 1858-1859
Cemeteries: updated East Salem Amish - 6 obits, Evangelical Mennonite - 11 obits, Martz, Rumple, Sipe, Evans - 2, Fuhrman, Greenwood - 7, Hartford - 54 pics, Huser, Hilty - 1 obit, Immanuel Luth - 5; Kross Reformed, Kunkle, Little, Loofburrow - 1, Salem UCC - 72, Mann, Mazelin - 1 obit; Monmouth, Moser, Mt. Hope - 15, Mt. Tabor - 5, Mt. Zion UBC, MRE - 194 obits, Neuenschwander - 1, Oak Ridge Amish - 3, Pleasant Dale - 4, Pleasant Mills - 4, Pleasant Valley, Ray - 11 obits
Obits: added 58 obits for Adams folks buried out of the county. Adams County now has over 10,000 obits on our site!!
Cemeteries: Updated Decatur Cemetery with 192 obits and 2 bios; divided the H listing into two parts because of the size, which gives us 29 pages of individuals buried in the cemetery.
Military: updated the World War I page with more draft registrations
Old Courthouse: added 35 1855 estate records and 19 1858 guardianships
Scrapbooks: added 37 indexed transcriptions to the 1940 scrapbook
Just returned from a wonderful research week in Indiana! With the help of Jane Edson, Karin King and Jim Cox we accumulated more data for our website.
Cemeteries - Antioch: added 5 obits; Alberson: 2 pics, 20 obits; Blue Creek Amish: 5 obits; Tricker: 10 obits, 1 bio; Bunker Hill Amish: 11 obits; Clark Chapel: 3 obits; Crawford: 3 obits; Decatur: A - 11 obits, 100 pics
Land patents - added 57 images to G
Military - created page for the Adams County Veterans Memorial in Berne (thanks to Jim Cox for the photos!)
which added 11 KIA soldiers to the Vietnam page. Created a page for the Korean War (5 KIA soldiers) and for the Gulf Wars (3 KIA soldiers)
Cemeteries - St. Peter: added 9 obits & 36 photos; Studebaker: 4 obits & 9 photos; reformatted Thatcher; Union Chapel: added 10 obits & 48 photos; West Lawn: 28 obits & 71 photos; Zion/Cline: 1 obit & 59 photos; Zion Friedheim: 33 obits & 71 photos.
Land Patents - completed F with 84 images, started G with 14 images
Scrapbooks - completed the 1943 January-February book with 13 indexed transcriptions; added 20 indexed transcriptions to the 1940 book
Old Courthouse Records - 1 will, 14 estate probates; 13 guardianships
Added 120 obituaries for people with Adams County connections, but who are buried out of the county; divided the M listing into two parts because of the number of entries
Cemeteries: fixed links in Ray, Salem & St. John Bingen; St. Joseph: added 207 obits & 181 tombstone pics; St. Luke: 7 obits & 31 pics; St. Mary: 5 obits; St. Paul: 70 obits & 53 pics
Land patents: added D & E listings (150 images)
Military: World War I draft registrations: completed N, O & M listings; World War II - added 4 KIA clippings and 1942 pics of 16 veterans
Scrapbooks: 1940 - indexed & added 11 transcriptions; 1942A - 53 transcriptions (complete!); 1942-43 - 9 transcriptions
Cemeteries: St. John Bingen - added 15 obits & 127 tombstone photos, St. Joseph Catholic (1st half) - added 222 obits & 170 pics
Land Patents: completed the C listing with 100 images and added the D listing (Go Jim!)
Military: Added short bios of 8 more War of 1812 veterans thanks to the research of Kaylehn Brunner
Old Courthouse Records: Added index and images of the following township plat books (land tax records): 1915 Blue Creek, 1919 Preble & 1925 French
Scrapbooks: index and transcriptions - 10 scans from 1940 and 36 scans from 1942B. The 1942B (Feb-Nov) book is complete!
Cemeteries: updated Smith Chapel Cemetery with 2 obits & 105 tombstone photos
Land Patents: added 40 images of the original land patents (B)
Military: added 22 profiles to the World War II KIAs (thanks to Bryan Lineberry and his students at Bellmont High School) and created a page for Spanish-American War veterans
Scrapbooks: added index and transcriptions of 11 scans to the 1940 Scrapbook
Cemeteries: updated Collins, Old Mt. Tabor (50 photos), Reynolds (11 photos), Riverside (35 obits, 91 photos), Roop/Carroll (6 photos), Salem Church (13 obits, 99 photos), Schwartz Amish (19 obits), Shady (3 obits, 17 photos)
Land Patents: added 160 images of the original land patents in Adams (B)
Military: completed the listing of Adams County World War II veterans (P-Z)
Scrapbooks: completed the 1939-1940 Scrapbook w/ index and transcriptions of 11 scans!
Cemeteries: Updated MRE with 64 obits; Neuenschwander - 5 obits, Oak Ridge - 2 obits; Pleasant Dale - 12 obits & 125 pics; Pleasant Mills - 6 obits & 109 pics; 1/2 of Ray - 11 obits & 115 pics
Military: added L - Mc listing of World War I draft registrations & M-O listing of World War II veterans
Scrapbooks: indexed and posted 24 scans of the 1939-1940 Scrapbook; completed the 1942c Scrapbook with 24 more scans
Land patents: (a new project) completed the A list of original land patent recepients in Adams, attaching a copy of the federal certificate to each land owner's name
Cemeteries: reformatted Biberstein + 1 obit; Monmouth + 4 obits & 18 pics; Moser + 1 obit; Mt. Hope + 36 obits & 22 pics; New Mt. Tabor + 19 obits & 56 pics; Mt. Zion + 8 obits & 2 pics
Military: added letters I, J, K to the World War I draft registrations thanks to Jim Cox; created listing of Adams County World War II veterans (letters A - L) thanks to Kaylehn Brunner
Scrapbooks: indexed and posted 27 images to the 1939-1940 Scrapbook
Cemetery updates: Decatur - added 41 obits; Evangelical Mennonite - 34 obits & 132 pics; Greenwood - 10 obits & 169 pics; Hilty - 1 obit; Huser - 8 pics; Immanuel Lutheran - 14 obits & 88 pics; Loofborrow - 2 obits & 49 pics; Salem UCC - 95 obits & 107 pics; Mann - reformatted; Mazelin - 18 obits
Military: located a new War of 1812 Veteran in Loofburrow Cemetery
Scrapbooks: indexed and posted 17 images to the 1939-1940 Scrapbook
Funeral Home Records: added 30 images w/ index to the Hardy & Hardy Funeral Home Records (1944-1955) which are now complete
Cemetery updates: Brown: 6 obits; 115 pics; Bunker Hill Amish: 21 obits; Bunker Hill: 30 obits; Clark Chapel: 4 obits, 71 pics; Crawford: 29 obits, 101 pics; Decatur: 22 obits; added 2 new Amish cemeteries, Oak Ridge Amish (10 obits) & East Salem Amish (5 obits)
Military: added 66 Gold Star articles for soldiers who lost their lives serving during WW II
Scrapbooks: indexed and posted 16 images to the 1942 Scrapbook
Funeral Home Records: added 60 images w/ index to the Hardy & Hardy Funeral Home Records (1944-1955)
Old Courthouse: 62 Wills (1900-1905)
Many thanks to Shana Neuenschwander at the Berne Library for all her help with both the military records and the Amish cemeteries!
Cemetery updates: Alberson: 53 obits, 47 pics; Backesto: 58 obits, 123 pics; Tricker: 20 obits, 86 pics; Blue Creek Amish: 17 obits; added a new Amish cemetery, Winchester w/ 10 obits
Military: added World War I Draft Registrations, Letter H
Scrapbooks: indexed and posted 11 images to the 1939-1940 Scrapbook
Funeral Home Records: added 29 images w/ index to the Hardy & Hardy Funeral Home Records (1944-1952)
Old Courthouse: 1911 Preble Township Plat Book and 63 Estate Records (1850-1870)
Virtual library: added Snow's History of Adams County, the history and bios for Adams from Tyndall & Lesh's Standard History of Adams and Wells Counties, and Willis Herr's Sprunger Family book
Cemeteries: MRE is done! Added 82 more obits and 103 individual headstone photos by Shaunda Bedwell; updated Antioch/Beery with 11 obits and 24 photos.
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: Indexed & added 34 image transcriptions, completing the 1939 Scrapbook which included 42 obits
Old Courthouse Records: Added 66 Wills, 77 Estate Records, 42 Guardianships and 3 Plat Map Books
Funeral Home Records: added 6 more records from Hardy & Hardy (1944-1952)
Added 9 more Hardy & Hardy Funeral Home Records.
Spent the rest of the month updating MRE Cemetery with 254 obits and tombstone pics for 507 individuals, thanks to our volunteers, especially Shaunda Bedwell who photographed almost every stone in MRE (over 6000 burials). Those photos have been sitting on my computer for almost two years and I am determined to get them all posted. Only have T-Z left to do.
Cemeteries: West Lawn was updated with 67 more obits; added 108 obits Zion/Friedheim; Zion/Cline, 39 obits; reformatted Moser and added 1 obit; Alpha, added 1 obit; French, 80 obits and a picture
Updated Decatur and totally lost track of the number of obits that were added to the over 10,000 burials in the county's largest cemetery. Working on MRE updates now and have completed the A - G listings, adding 89 obits and 104 tombstone photos.
Funeral Home Records: added 24 more records for Hardy & Hardy Funeral Home (1944-1952); completed the Jahn Funeral Home records for 1921-1922 (74). Everyone of the original records includes an index by Karin King.
ACHS Scrapbooks: indexed and added 21 image transcriptions from the 1939 Scrapbook.
Cemeteries: St. Luke UCC was updated with 40 more obits; St. Mary's Catholic added 8 obits and several more tombstone photos; St. Paul Lutheran, 49 obits; St. Peter Lutheran, 57 obits; Studebaker, 5 obits and a couple of tombstone pics; Thatcher was reformatted; Union Chapel was reformatted & added 4 obits
We discovered that United Brethren is the same cemetery known as Pleasant Valley so we are deleting United Brethren. Why do almost all IN cemeteries have more than one name?
Courthouse: added 87 Guardianships from the 1860s
ACHS Scrapbooks: indexed and added 38 images from the 1938 Scrapbook which is now complete! Indexed & added 26 images from the 1939 Scrapbook thanks to our industrious transcribers
Cemeteries: St. Joseph was updated with 163 more obits and several more tombstone photos
Military: posted list of Civil War soldiers from Adams; added World War I draft registrations for letters E, F & G - all contributed by Jim Cox
Courthouse: added 18 Wills and 58 Estate Records
ACHS Scrapbooks: indexed and added 37 images from the 1938 Scrapbook which is almost complete thanks to our industrious transcribers
Cemeteries: updated Salem with 17 obits & 20 photos, Smith with 30 obits and 2 photos, Schwartz with 39 obits, Snow, St. John-Bingen with 178 obits and 2 photos
Military: added letter C names in the World War I draft registrations contributed by Jim Cox
Courthouse: 21 wills
ACHS Scrapbooks: indexed and added 10 images from the 1938 Scrapbook
Cemeteries: updated Ray with 366 obits; Reynolds with 10 obits & 15 tombstone photos, Riverside with 61 obits & Schwartz Amish Cemetery with 31 obits.
Military: added information on 8 Civil War soldiers from Adams County who died during the conflict, thanks to the research of David Smith..
Funeral home records: added 17 records from Hardy & Hardy Funeral Home.
Cemeteries: updated Pleasant Mills and Pleasant Valley with 57 obits and a few photos of Pleasant Mills tombstones
ACHS scrapbooks: indexed and added 15 transcription from the 1937 Scrapbook and 15 more from the 1938 Scrapbook. The transcribed images contain lots of obits, marriages and births
Added page for the Adams's World War II deaths, with links to Mr. Bryan Linesberry's wiki site where his Bellmont High School social studies students are posting their research on each of the names.
Added ADAMS COUNTY VETERANS' WALL OF HONOR DIRECTORY created by Boy Scout Troop 70 (First United Methodist Church) and Elks Lodge 993.
Cemeteries: updated Mt. Tabor, Mt. Zion UBC, and Pleasant Dale with 199 obits
ACHS scrapbooks: indexed and added 27 images from the 1937 Scrapbook which contained lots of obits, marriages and births
Added page for the War of 1812, with short bios for Adams County's six veterans of the war, thanks to the research provided by Kaylehn Brunner. Thanks, Kaylehn!
Cemeteries: updated Kross, Kunkle, Little, Loofborrow, Mann, Mazelin, Monmouth, Mt. Hope & Salem UCC with 187 obits and a few more tombstone pics.
Old Courthouse records: added 36 civil cases.
ACHS scrapbooks: indexed and added 19 images from the 1937 Scrapbook which contained lots of obits, marriages and births
Cemeteries: updated Huser and Immanuel Lutheran Cemeteries, adding 126 obits
Old Courthouse: added 61 wills
Cemeteries: updated Evangelical Mennonite adding 116 obits, Greenwood (59 obiits), Hartford (4 obits), Hilty (1 obit) and cleaned up the listings for Evans, French,and Fuhrman
Old Courthouse: added 28 wills
ACHS scrapbooks: indexed and added 31 images from the 1937 Scrapbook which contained lots of obits, marriages and births
Added 15 more records to the Hardy & Hardy Funeral Home Records (1944-1950)
Cemeteries: the update of Decatur Cemetery listing is complete, adding hundreds of obits, plus 10 new tombstone photos.
Added 10 records to the Hardy & Hardy Funeral Home Records.
Moved the Adams INGenWeb site from the Rootsweb server to a new home (over 5,000 pages or more than 7 GB of material).
Cemeteries - still updating & reformatting Decatur: N - R is complete, adding 85 obits to the cemetery.
Our host, Rootsweb, was down for several days, causing much concern in the genealogy community and delays in posting new information.
Cemeteries - still updating & reformatting Decatur: E - M is complete, adding 210 obits to the cemetery and our obituary pages
Adams County Historical Museum - indexed & posted 13 images from the 1937 scrapbook
Old Courthouse Records - posted 1 will, 2 coroner's inquests plus the 1886 Monroe Twp Plat Book & 1889 Kirkland Twp Plat Book
Virtual Library - added History, Ancestry and Descendants of Peter Habegger & Elizabeth Lehman by David L. Habegger
Cemeteries - updated the listing for Collins, Crawford (4 obits) and started updating Decatur: A - D (97 obits)
Adams County Historical Museum - indexed & posted 9 images from the 1937 scrapbook
Old Courthouse Records - posted 14 Estate records, 4 Guardianships, 1880 Monroe Twp Plat book & 1886 Washington Twp Plat book
Death Records - completed posting the 2005 Adams County Death Index (thanks to the staff at the Wells County Library in Bluffton)
and completed the 1918-1922 Zwick Funeral Home Records (thanks to Karin King)
Virtual Library - added Biographical & Historical Record of Kosciusko County (1887) & 175 biographies written by Adams Central High American Studies students
Whew!! It was a busy month.
Cemeteries - added another 50 obits to Tricker/Blue Creek, updated Blue Creek Amish & added 4 obits updated County Farm & added an obit, updated French/Reynolds, Bunker Hill Amish (7 obits) & Clark Chapel (9 obits)
Adams County Historical Museum - indexed & posted 10 images from the 1937 scrapbook
Old Courthouse Records - posted 34 wills from the late 1890s
Death Records - finally got a digital copy of the 2005 Adams County Death Index (thanks to the staff at the Wells County Library in Bluffton) and have posted letters N - S
Updated the Biery-Yager Funeral Home Records with some corrections.
Finished the 1936 Scrapbook from the Adams County Historical Society and started on the 1937 book. (We could use some more transcribers!)
Updated Tricker Cemetery and added 101 obits for people buried in that cemetery.
Cemeteries: Antioch/Beery - added 33 pics & 96 obits; Biberstein & First City got updated.
Thanks to Karin King's indexing the 1944-1950 funeral records from Hardy and Hardy Funeral Home were added to our death records.
Added virtual library which includes public domain books about Adams County!
31 transcribed scrapbook images indexed and added
Updating cemeteries: Alberson (56 obits), Alpha/Union, Alpha/Root (16 obits, 114 pics), Roop/Carrol (5 obits, 19 pics)
Out of county burials (38 obits)
corrected Indiana GenWeb to INGenWeb
November reminds us of all the things we should be thankful for, including the volunteers who continue to contribute to our website!
1. St. Joseph Cemetery updated with 155 obits & 114 more tombstone photos
2. Moser Cemetery updated with 12 photos
3. Mazelin Cemetery updated with 22 obits and 70 photos
4. 20 1936-37 historical museum scrapbook images indexed and posted.
AND the site was visited over 1100 times during the month!
Re-worked St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, adding 25 obits and 125 tombstone pics contributed by Jenna Langston. Thanks, Jenna!
Added the Gold Star and Book of Merit records from WW I in time for Veterans Day. Check out some of Adams County heroes.
In the process of updating St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery (about 1/2 way through) adding 204 obits and 112 tombstone photos so far thanks to Jane Edson & many others who have contributed.
Added about 145 obits to different cemeteries and to our obituary pages.
Added 115 more tombstone photographs to MRE from Shaunda Bedwell's pictures.
Added 21 transcribed scrapbook scans (1936-37) from the Adams County Historical Museum.
Added 36 wills from old courthouse records.
August wasn't as productive as most months, but got lots of background work done and spent a wonderful week in Indiana, gathering more material for the website. The librarians in Fort Wayne, Portland, Decatur, Bluffton and Berne were especially helpful.
Added about 50 obits to different cemeteries and to our obituary pages.
Added about 200 more tombstone photographs to MRE with Shaunda Bedwell's pictures.
Old Courthouse Records: 57 wills
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: 9 new pages of trancriptions from the 1936 Scrapbook
Cemeteries: completed the update to MRE
Added over 500 obits to MRE and to our obituary pages
Thanks to Shaunda Bedwell MRE also has over 300 tombstone photographs with more on the way!
Old Courthouse Records: 43 wills
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: no new pages of trancriptions from the 1936 Scrapbook (We are down to one transcriber; we need more transcibers!
Cemeteries: added Mann Cemetery (thanks to Nola Rains) and continuing to update MRE (A-L is done!)
Added over 200 obits to MRE and to our obituary pages
Old Courthouse Records: 55 wills
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: 10 pages of trancriptions from the 1936 Scrapbook
Cemeteries: updated Riverview and Decatur (M, S, T, W & Z) and started on MRE
Added over 600 obits to various cemeteries and to our obituary pages
Old Courthouse Records: 64 wills, 50 guardianships, 27 estates, 12 coroner's inquests
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: 16 pages of trancriptions from the 1936 Scrapbook (we need more transcibers!)
Cemeteries: updated Crawford, West Lawn, Cross Reformed, Studebaker, Bunker Hill & Bunker Hill Amish
Added almost 260 obits to various cemeteries and to our obituary pages
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: added 13 pages of transcriptions
Old Courthouse Records: 73 turn-of-the-century wills
Cemeteries: updated Alberson Cemetery (85 obits) and Monmouth Cemetery
Added 30 obits to various cemeteries.
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: 1934 is complete and 1936 is coming along (added 17 pages of transcriptions)
Old Courthouse Records: 58 turn-of-the-century wills
Cemeteries: updated St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery (52 obits) and Old & New Mt. Tabor (165 obits & some pics)
Death Records: completed the Biery-Yager Funeral Home Records (1910-1916) - 165 images
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: 1934 is almost complete and we have started on 1936 (added 22 pages of transcriptions and 17 obits)
Old Courthouse Records: 1 guardianship, 1 coroner's inquest, 105 wills
Cemeteries: updated Decatur A (4 obits), Reynolds (62 obits & 52 headstone photos), Salem in Union Twp (30 obits), and Snow
Death Records: 80 records from the Biery-Yager Funeral Home (1910-1916)
Military: created Revolutionary War page to honor Adams County's RWP
and updated the copyright notice on over 5,000 pages on our GenWeb site
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks - 14 images transcribed from 1934
updated Decatur Cemetery letters Y and Z with 33 obits
completed WPA Birth Records letters H & L
from the Adams County Historical Museum - added transcriptions of 21 pages of the 1934 scrapbook
updated Decatur Cemetery letters A - T with 51 more obits and completed letter W with 120 obits
Old Courthouse records: 17 Coroner's Inquest reports, 14 Estates, 7 Guardianships, 27 Wills
updated Decatur Cemetery T - V adding 122 more obits
posted 43 images and/or transcriptions from the 1934 ACHS scrapbook
added 27 images from the Biery-Yager Funeral Home Records (more to come)
got Peggy Dick's Gillig & Doan Funeral Home Records (Bk. 1-3) online
finally added the 2005 Adams Death Index in PDF format (looking for digitized M-Z)
Old Courthouse records: 29 Coroner's Inquest reports, 8 Estates, 10 Guardianships, 1915 Hartford Twp Plat book
added a What's New log
updated Decatur Cemetery A - R with 20 more obits and updated the S listing with almost 200 obits
and Jim and I took on our neighboring Jay County GenWeb site.
Old Courthouse records: 85 Wills
over 170 obits to Decatur Cemetery listing Q and R
30 obits to St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery
Backesto/Spring Hill, St. Mary's & St. Paul's Cemetery listings
Old Courthouse records: 1890 French Twp Plat Book, 8 Wills, 40 Civil Cases
more obits to both A & P listings in Decatur Cemetery
30 pictures to Mt. Zion UBC Cemetery
218 picture to Salem/Magley Cemetery
Blue Creek Amish, Bunker Hill Amish, Schwarts Amish Cemetery listings
Old Courthouse records: 19 Wills
new obit index
over 200 obits added to Decatur Cemetery listing N, O and P
St. Luke's, County Home, French Family and Berne Mennonite Cemetery listings
Old Courthouse records: 1895 Blue Creek Twp Plat Book, 1915 Preble Twp Plat Book, 25 Wills
WPA Marriage Index
over 330 obits added to Decatur Cemetery listing I, J, K, L and M
over 50 obits added to the Forum
Old Courthouse records: 1880 Jefferson Twp Plat Book, 1886 Root Twp Plat Book, 47 Guardianships, 56 Civil Cases
over 200 obits added to Decatur Cemetery listing F, G, and H
over 120 obits added to the Forum
Old Courthouse records: 13 Wills, 20 Estates, 35 Civil Cases
over 240 obits added to Decatur Cemetery listing B, C, D, and E
Old Courthouse records: 1880 Union Twp Plat Book, Insanity Book 6, 40 Wills
updated Decatur Cemetery listing - L with obits & added obits to the A & B listing
over 50 obits added to the Forum
Old Courthouse records: 39 Wills, 42 Civil Cases, 158 Estates, 15 Guardianships, 1891 Kirkland & Monroe Twps Plat Books, 1903 Wabash Twp Plat Book
Indiana Vietnam US Deaths page
updated Mt Zion UBC cemetery