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Welcome, to the newly revised Fountain County Genweb Site

!!! Something New!!!  To help facilitate moving between sub-sites, I have added what I call the "Get Around Links"  I have placed a link at the top of all the Projects Main Page's for the "Get Around Links".  I recommend opening one in a seperate "TAB" and leaving them open for easier access.  Also, do not forget to check the "Pull Down Menu" in each Project, for smaller items of interest.  Also, on the "Get Around Links" Page, I have added a link to a more recent map of Fountain County, thanks to Jeff Bossaer.

I have tried hard to give the Genealogists of Fountain County something to be proud of.  If you discover a problem, let Karen know.  Everyday I am learning something new about this procedure. Please be patient, Thanks, Jim!

..............FEATURED PHOTO...........

Unidentified Church
with a 1917 Dodge automobile
Thanks to whoever sent this in.
We have had it to post for a long time sorry.
Can anyone help to identify?
We are not sure whether it is Montgomery or Fountain County
See a large view of the photo in Montgomery County  "Churches"
Feel free to use the site search engine, the nice people at FreeFind have graciously indexed our website for free for several years now, and it indexes about 85% of all words- (some it skips because they may be common, or the engine runs out of time to index us.)

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Thanks to all my helpers -
I have a FANTABULOUS bunch of contributors -
it's awesome to see the site grow with their super help:
Barbara; Beth (RIP - loved that lady); Betty; Cathy; Chris; Christi; Cheryl; Debbie; Debby; Ginny; Glynnis; Jack (who is sending obits faster than I can up ‘em); Jamie; Jennie (lots of photos, too); Kelly; Kim; Lena; Melissa; Roselyn; Tom; Vickie; Walt (did a large amount) Bless you all !!!!!
KZ & all our Fountain Co INGenWeb users

Note: The current additions for the month are on the bottom of this page -- If you click on the word, "What's" above, it will show you what we have put on the Fountain GenWeb site this year :)
Click above "What's" -- New -- to see the year review -- see bottom of page for what has been added this month :) ENJOY !!

See a range of Historical Photos collected by Jeff Bossaer and Historical Organizations he is associated with in Fountain County.  This includes Fountain Trains and Railroads, Attica  of Yesteryear, Attica NOW, Sesquicentennial Events, Founty County Bicentennial and AHS Alumni Slide Show ( 7-13-2019).  Check back often, because this Project is "UNDER CONSTRUCTION"

Fountain County History - working on it continuously :) Should be fairly good when it's finished - my intent is NOT to make it lengthy but short, informative data :) Wish me luck - kbz

Kingman Photo Album (it's growing big-time - thanks mainly to James Patton - ya' rock, kiddo) PLEASE send me more pics :)

Reed Family Pictures - thanks Jenny A - these are soooo nifty! -- under, "Reed"

Old Kingman Cookbook - _This is sooo nifty - thanks so much to the Minnicks for this one :)

GOALS for 2024 -

Add at least 500 Obituaries  -- hopefully can hit 18,000 online obits but might be a pipedream :) 500 - ACCOMPLISHED ALREADY Feb 13, 2024 - YES & still adding :)
Work more on finding Bibles, Churches, Marriages, divorces and other info -
Add at least 5  Who's Who folks -
Add more Businesses - a TOP priority
Add more newspaper clippings  -
Bios for War of 1812, Black Hawk; Civil; WWI; WWII and Korean soldiers

What's NEW In 2023

See below for what's been added so  this month, in 2023

Click here to see what has been added in 2022

Click here to see what has been added in 2021

Click here to see what has been added in 2020

Click here to see what has been added in 2019

Click here to see what has been added in 2018

Click here to see what has been added in 2017

Click here to see what has been added in 2016

Click here to see what has been added in 2015

** ADDED THIS MONTH **  ** MAY 2024 **

OBITUARIES    140  (see lists below) -- + 40 (O & P's)  + 30 more M-N - + 50 more T's  + 50 more W-Z + 30 more of M & P's see below + 30 more (got all the P's I had saved back now - whoop, whoooo :)
Added:-370 this month ( obits this year to date _1576__  & Total obits on the site:  18,715
Names: C -  Carrington (Mary Frances; Nona); Cates (Twila); Case (Dexter); Cain (Rosalie Wilson); Cassman (Fern Goltra); Carroll (Robert L); Carrigan (Paul R); Carlson (Julius); Carver (Michael); Carter (Josie); Chavez (Martina added to it); Cadman (Charles Emerson); Callahan (Chucky); Campbell (Andrew - added); Christen (Edyth Abernathy); Cheesman (Alva "Skip"); Chrisman (Donald - added); Coffing (Norma; Mary Marie); Colvert (E. Louise); Coleman (James); Clawson (Stella); Cloncs (Leroy - added); Cole (Orville "Jack"); Coleman (Hiram Thomas "Tom") Claypool (Dorothy Noble); Clift (Charles F); Coats (Cozetta Ward Lewellen); Clark (Hazel Warren).  D - Davis (Babara Dodge; Harold F; Robert F; Willard "Taffy"; Anna Crowder - added; Emerson J; Maude Hack); Darding (L. Marie); Dean (Russell Amos - added); Dark (Harold - WWII); Davies (Iay McKnight); Davidson (Charles F - added); Dawson (Thomas K); Dear (Helen Mallett); Delp (Lora "Bud - WWI; Leona - added; Margaret Foxworthy - added); Devenish (Edith); Darling (child)

Added 55 more -- B -- Berkshire (Earl); Berghoff (Douglas); Benskin (Hershel); Beardsley (Ora); Bell (John D; Ruby Clawson; Mildred Kunkle); Benedict (Opal Daniels); Beardsley (Ora); Beavers (Sarah Bird); Bever (Bernard Lee); Briles (Sam)); Brier (Fred; William "Bob"; Glenn); Butz (Joseph Ambrose (WWII); Brown (Mercedes; Levi; Mary Sollars; James O - WWII); Buckley (Voyle Rhode); Bryant (Bobby Lee; Quentin); Bugera (Angie).  Mc - McComas (Wm); McCarty (Bertha Roush); MDonald (Effie Myers); McClain (Oscar); McIntosh (Marion); McMahon (John W) McDonough (Josephine); McMillen (Edna Doane); McMurtrie (Orrie).  Martin (Basil - added; Clayton); Maudlin (Morgan Lee); Manning (Hillard - WWII); Manasco (William - WWII); Mayes (Margie; Rollie); Mayer (Charles); Marshall (Genevieve Prather

Added: 35 more -- S -- Smith (Bessie, Dvid Lee, George L, Vada Harper); Sloan (Agnes Clouse); Stanfield (Laada); Staub, Matthew; Stanfield, Lavada; Spinks (Elizabeth Kepler); Spinning (Lura - added); Sutton (Elizabeth Green); Strawser (Marcia Huffman); Strawser ; Swem (William - could pass) Stewart(Edith; Helen E); Swadley (Ellis - WWI); Stull (Lawson); Swaney (Margaret Peck); Swem (Willis - added); Stephens (Clifford); Stockdale (Ruby); Strong (Mary Simmons); Stwalley (Charles); Sullivan (Vernon); Strean (Maude Hopkins); Sutton (Ruth Furr) ; Suttle, Roy J - WWII - AF; Sullivan Genevieve Landers (Added); Sundt (Dora Simonson); Stoup (Clyde Dale; Stout (Maxwell - WWII); Stuart, Anna Ilett - added); Stuart (Anna Hett - added); Stonecipher (Jennie Smith); Swaney (Margaret Peck); Stull (Lawson).  

Added 40 more O - O'Connor, Mark; Oakley (Amanda); Odeneal (Ruby Runyan); Ogborn (Bessie); Oldham (Clyde); Olmstead (Orvil); Orahood (Lamont); Overpeck (Mamie; Marion "Bobby"); Ottinger (Florene Lete); Otterman (Alma Funk); Osborne (George); Orvis (Harry L - WWII); Ott (Frank); Osborn (Charles E; Frank; Freeman).  P -- Pickett (Lester Ivan - WOW - both WWI & WWI); Pitzer (William H); Pavey (Darrell - WWII); Pearson (Charles A; Palin (Huldah); Palmer (John Logan); Pinter (Emerick); Pearson (Agnes Witsman); Pool (Ralph - added); Phillips (Ransom); Peyton (Lucretia); Parent (AG "Gernie); Peaveler (Clara Garrison - added); Powell (Kevin - such a very sad one)

Added 30 more - M - Messick (Gregory); Meyer (Mary Ware - added); Meihls (Lawrence - WWI); Miller (Jane Sykes; Ruby Truman; Paul D (WWII); Stanley; Ruby Alderson; Mitton (Ruby J - added); Millikan (Gertrude Thomas); Miles (Mary Frances); Meadows (Horace "Bill" ; Mildred Stetler; Nola - added to all).  
N - Newton (Richard Kendall); Neal (Raymond - "Gaumey"; Nellie Nelson (Leona); Nash (Byron); Newman (Blanche - added); Nichols (Lean Jean); Nicklas (Edward Fred - Added); Niesen (Francis J - Rev); Newnum (Daniel Harold); Nichols (Beulah Henderson); Nolan (William AG; Nile (Maynard); Nixon (James); Noggle (Vernon - added)

Added 50 more - T - Tagg (Jack); Tague (Lavern); Taylor (Leo; Vernon; Glen; Charles B; Thomas (Audrey, Helen Patton; John W; Bette Shipman, Amelia Blanche; Leo - WWII; Harold; Roy; Orie Lex - WWII); Templeton (William S); Thompson (Edward; Helen; Leva; Jack - WWII; Edward L; Roger; Louise Shoaf; Lula Weaver; Leoma Bowers; Bernice); Timmons (Troy - WWII); Trott (Phyllis Lawson); Tibbetts (Barney - WWII; Cherrell Kiger); Trott (Nellie); Tracy (Russell; Beryl) ; Tobin (Henry); Todd (Loren); Tunin (Fred C; Gladys Marie; Harry); Turner (Hubert C; Tuttle (Alfred); Terpinas (Docia Yerkes)

Added 50 more - W --Wagner (Clinton Vernon; Thelma);  Wall (Roy); Walp (Lewis); Wann (Anna; Raymond - WWII);  Ward (John W "Jack - WWII; E. Ferne Ricketts; Elvis - WWI); Warren (George; Joanna Beasley; Lewis Wayne);  Warrick (Anna Wolfe); Watson (Robert - Vet 28 years AF); Wade (Queen - added); Waugh (Fremont); Waggoner (Lillie Hansell); Warner (Charles L); Wade (Lula Crisp); Warrick (Keith); Walters (Isaac N - added); Weccele (Emile); Webster (Hugh); Weigle (Robert); Welch (William Walter); Weed (Charles Edward); Weaver (Ester Wilhite); Wilmarth (Delbert - WWII); Williams (Boyd and Homer added; Mabel Potter); Woodrow (Marjorie Ratcliff, Scott); Wilson (Gladys); Wright (Henry E); Worthington (Frank - Added); Wolfe (Fanny May)  Y -- Young (Daniel; John W "Bill"; Silas P; Willard E); York (Dewey); Youngblood Billie - added; Yowell (Audrey "Guy") Z - Zechiel (Bertha); Zeigler (Ruth); Zufall (Mable Hess).  

+ 30 more -- M - Moss, Ruby May; Mortimore (Dessie; Rosa); Morgan (Dora Straw; John 1952); Moorehous (Oliver - added); Mullen, Carl J - WWII; Myers (Grayce & Warren - added obit in both)  P - Palin (Orange Layton); Painter (John Edward); Parish (Glendola; George R); Patton (Morton - added) Parker (Cyril P - WWI); Parks (Byrle); Pasquale (Joseph); Ping (Dallas Leon); Philpott (Paul Shirley - added); Pettery (Steven - sad); Pickett (Marjorie Gooding); Peck, Myrle; Planck (Mabel Lewis); Poling (Bessie Swank); Potter, Mamie Griggs); Prather (Arnold - added); Powell (Gilbert); Powers (Betty)

+30 more - P -Palmer (Glen Wayne); Palmgren (Isabella Hunt); Parish (Mildred Meade); Parsley (Frank);  Patton (Silas Deville); Pearson (Kenneth); Pearison (William Dale); Perry (Gerry - added); Petersono (Blanche Briles); Pierce (Hazel, Ruth); Potter (Olie - WWII; Henry, Paul); Pritchett (Nina Shirk); Powell (Chester F; Russell Edward; Reatha Grubb; Margaret Gephart. inf of Greg and Rebecca); Pugh (Dudley); Primmer (Ruth Gerard); Purlee (Dale); Porter (Manila Coen); Poston, Harley Russell - Korea War; Purvis (William Lee); Pointer (Letha Pearson);
Q - Quillen, Tula Beam

BIBLE -    ( YTD =1):

Biographies  6__ Added   (8048 to date)  Added photos for Samuel Cade and James Bingham and bios for Felix Bowers; RM Basham and Elliott, JH, Jacob Bowman

WPA BIRTHS:           ( 3,373 SINCE REBUILDING)  Additions, corrections and/or updates:   To include:

WPA Deaths:        ( 11 SINCE REBUILDING) Additions, corrections and/or updates:  To include:  

NEWS __40 __ =added 28 little bios for Poor Farm folks buried in the cemetery there - also added them to the FindAGrave Poor Farm listing.  Added; Gladdis Trial (killing trooper Russ Baldwin); Grace Johnson - added to hers - Jail - article on new one; Newtown Band - McMurtrie Zennia - 90th birthday; Crumley (Gilbert - murder trial; Booe, Alva - added 3 to that intresting story; Jackville - news item - Boggs, Jon - scholarship -- 40 to date

TOWNS -      - - ( 112 to date ) - LOVE MORE :)  -

PHOTOS :  2  Names include: --Year to date added _5___  (996  photos to date) see biographies


Diaries:  ____    =  (27 images)

Divorces ____ - - (ytd=  5 ) E

  • Revolutionary War= ____ - Added
  • War of 1812:  ____
  • Civil War - -  =
  • Mexican American -____
  • WWI : _7___ -- - Names include:  13 this year) - Lora "Bu" Delp; Ellis Swadley; Lester Ivan Pickett; Meihls, Lawrence; George Warren; Elvis "Dutch" Ward; Parker, Cyril P.
  • WW II __23_  (273  this year) Names: Harold Dark; Joseph Ambrose Butz; James O. Brown; Hillard Manning; William Manasco; Ellis Swadley; Stout (Maxwell); Suttle (Roy J); Harry L. Orvis; Darrell Pavey; Miller, Paul D; Thomas (Leo; Orie ); Tibbetts (Barney); Thompson (Jack); Timmons (Troy); Truman (Leslie); Wann (Raymond); Ward, John W. "Jack" Wilmarth (Delbert). Mullen, Carl J; Potter, Olie;
  • Korean War: _1 :  (2 this year) Names include: ? whoops missed it - Poston, Harley Russell
  • Vietnam War       :

MARRIAGES : _ _ = --(23,508 to date):

Alumni (Schools)  _  _  - (ytd = 5  ):

BLOG -- added

BUSINESSES   _8_ (ytd= 10 )=Veedesrburg IGA; Hillsboro Lumber Co x 3 articles; Mellott Hustler newspaper x 3; Covington Friend Newspaper

BRICK WALL ____ ==  

DEATH RECORDS:      = (YTD  =  ) :

Family Recipes       = (YTD = 62  ) :

SURNAMES:    = ( YTD ) :
Churches = _2  = YTD=    2

Census -

Cemeteries      =  Added:  

Poor Farm Cemetery

Miscellaneous Items        = (ytd - ) >

Letters ____ -  

Links       = (YTD =  ) =  

Family Bibles      = (YTD  =  ) =

Wills      = (YTD =   )  

Blog and Facebook Pages:      :  (Total = X ) :   

Town / Township Information      :  (YTD = 2 )

Who's Who ____ (YTD =  - TD 58 ) -

Fountain County History -- work in progress -- kbz -- added quite a bit lately but STILL - work in progress :)

If you've not seen the Fountain County Genealogy Society's facility, you'll want to check out their website before visiting - great place for Fountain Co. genealogy researching and the people are soooooooo helpful and nice :)

Try this Fountain County Historical Markers -- thanks to Al Wolf for this link :)



Beth (RIP - loved that lady)


















Sara Mc




Bless you all !!!!! KZ & all our Fountain Co INGenWeb users

Fountain County, a part of the INGenWeb Project

See the Fountain County History I'm working on :)

Register your SURNAMES of interest in Fountain County, Indiana

---- NOTICE ---

This site is dependent upon transcribing efforts by a corps of volunteers. No one person can possibly "know it all" including the site manager. If you are using this site, please be aware we try to get data up within 10 days of submission, BUT often things change our priorities, like getting food, sleep and some time for our families..., SO if it takes a bit longer, be patient, it IS coming.

Volunteers are needed to transcribe data for this site. If you are interested in helping out please drop me a line: Karen Zach, County Coordinator.

PLEASE use the search engine, and compile the data on your family, be assured that there is a 99.99% possibility that every bit of data we have is UP on the website already, we try to keep caught up. IF your research in the resources available here fail to gain the information you are seeking, PLEASE do not ask us to look for it on the site. If you can't find it here, Please post a QUERY to The Mail List. You can join the Mail List by clicking this link, and just sending the email that pops up.Conversely, you may also use the Message board for this county, That also gets sent to the list automatically. The PURPOSE of the list is two-fold, spread data, and connect people.

Thanks! to Ed Moyer, who, for ten years maintained the Fountain County site, for this Project. It is with great thanks that we have been honored by his trust in taking it over, and we will still be working closely with Ed.

Thanks Ed. We will take good care of it.

Thanks to ALL my helpers.

You might also like to check out the: Family Fact Sheets

Fountain County Genealogy Society, Inc.
405 North Mill Street
PO Box 273
Veedersburg, Indiana 47987-0273
Note: These folks are SUPER helpers :-)

About this site: Please report any link problems to Karen Zach

Places in Fountain County (this was here and I liked it here but it got too big & cumbersome for the opening page so enjoy). If you know of any not listed or can give me more info on one, please contact me - kz

In Memory and Honor of our past State Coordinators of INGenWeb:

1996-1998 - Betty Sellers

1998-2000 - Fred Finkbiner

2000-2002 - Patrick Hays

2003-2004 - Gene Andert

2004-2011 - Debra Behler

2011 - 2012 - Katy Hestand

2012 - 2016 - Denise Wells

2016 - 2017 -- John Peck

2017 -           --Lena Harper (congrats, Lena)

NOTE: I and many others have spent 20 plus years (from its inception) on this project -- PLEASE GIVE CREDIT if you use our work! I've found hundreds of obituaries FROM THIS SITE on findagrave and many personal genealogy sites - I know the obituaries etc. came from here but I don't see any credit. PLEASE GIVE CREDIT!!!! Here is the citation you should use & thanks so much in advance :)

Citation: The Indiana (INGenWeb Project), Copyright ©1996-2021 (and beyond), Fountain County GenWeb site - thanks soooo much - Karen Bazzani Zach

My name is Karen Bazzani Zach and my wonderful husband, Jim - we are your Coordinators for Fountain County. Your Indiana State Coordinator is Lena Harper. Her assistant state coordinator is: Jim Cox
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