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!
Mary Clore Thorn (left) along John and Emma Thorn.
Thanks to Fred Smith and the Fountain County Indiana Genealogy Facebook Page.
Mary Clore Thorn is Fred's 3x Great grandmother.
See a Larger view of the Thorn's in
Photos "People Section"
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 2021
1000 -1200 Obituaries -- COMPLETE
Add MORE photos - at least 20 more - DONE
Work on births in Fountain - DONE
Work on Churches - have done a few but have plans to get busy on it SOON
Add more marriages - have some but need to do more but I can count it :)
Add at least 5 Who's Who folks - DONE
What's NEW In 2021
See below for what's been added so this month, in 2021
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 ** ** OCTOBER 2021 **
OBITUARIES 75 Added:- ( obits this year to date _1012__ & Total obits on the site: 14,519 Names include:Blacketer (Lena); Bible (Bert, Arthur, Mary Frazier); Biddle (Clarence; James; Joanne; John F; Lawson; Maggie; Martha; Nora; Phillip; Rachel; Samuel T; William x2); Bowen (Bernice); Bowman (Bruce); Bowsher (Wm. D); Bowman (Henry Carl); Brooks (Lloyd); Bruce (Brownlow; Bonnie); Bruner (Bobby D; Sadie Moore; Sarah Keller; William David); Butler (Jesse); Burden (John Calhoun); Burlington (j. Roy); Calder (Luther, Mildred, Norma); Campbell (Flo Smith); Carlson (Wilmer); Helms (Charley; Deal; Gordon; Hardy; Margaret; Washington); Hesler (Ura Ingersoll); Hickey (Ruby); Hickman (George W); Higbee (Alonzo; Eva; Gertrude; John; Lora; Ruth); Higgins (AN, Ed); Hightower (Mabel McCall); Hill (George, Stella); Wilkinson (Daniel; Mary Stonebraker); Williams (Peter); Winn (Geneva Bowsher)
Biographies Added (8010to date) Names:
WPA BIRTHS: 272 ( 1,116 SINCE REBUILDING) Additions, corrections and/or updates: To include: Bruce; Bruner; Brewer; Bryant; Buck; Burk; Buckles; Bulkley; Bullock; Bunch; Burgner; Burnett; Burton; Bush; Busic; Busenbark; Butler; Butt; Butts; Bybee; Cable; Cade; Cadman;Cadwallader; Cain; Caldwell; Calhoun; Colvin; Carn; Cambrin; Campbell; Caplinger; Cardiff; Crane; Carlson; Carlile; Carnagey; Carney; Carithers; Carpenter; Carr;
WPA Deaths: ( 7 SINCE REBUILDING) Additions, corrections and/or updates: To include:
TOWNS - - - ( 112 to date ) - LOVE MORE :) -
PHOTOS : 16 Names include: -- (876 photos to date) = Palin, Zep (Zeptimus); Unknown Family (Possibly a Marlatt or relative?); Jones, Alonzo Family Photo; Aboly Marion and Martha J.; Wade, Joseph and wife Martha A. Beedle (2 photos-1 colorized); Wade, John; Wade Jenny Booe and Doug; Jones, Virgil and wife Ruby Wade Jones; Wade, Pauline; Hershberger, Henry Jeremiah Family (5 photos that may include the surnames of Neal, Bonebrake, Cowgill and Timmons, we need nore information); Wagner, James S. (more information needed);
PHOTOGRAPHERS - __2_ =-- Bailey, Abel and Fay Cook
Photo Presentations of County Events: 2,362 photos Subjects: Trains/Railroads; Attica of Yesteryear; Attica Now (2106); Sesquicentennial Events; Bicentennial Celebration;
Diaries: ____ =
Divorces ____ - - (ytd= 12 ) >>
Revolutionary War= ____ -
War of 1812:
-- Civil War - - =
-- WWI : _1___ -- - Names include: WWI Exemptions (very interesting - lots of names)
--WW II __ _ Names Include:
--Korean War: :
-- Vietnam War : Added
MARRIAGES : _ 10_ = --(23,438 to date) to date: (articles) - names: Deeter; Cordell; Lewis; McHargue; Cook; Steinbaugh; Wilkinson; Summers
Alumni (Schools) _21 _ - (ytd = 351 ): Scrapebook of remembrances of Richland High School;
NEWS ITEMS 8 -- (812) Names: McCabe, Charles (dynamite bomb found by young daughter: Jones, Marion - added article; McBroom brothers (added article); Curts, Allen horse thief - arrested, paraded, shackled; Pearson, Lewis (epilepsy - declared insane); Davis, Charles - injured in mill accident; Woodrow, Freeman - hunting accident; Fountain County Hospital - vote!
BUSINESSES 3 (ytd=6)= Newspapers of Fountain County (short history of over 50 papers); Citizen Bank - Covington; Evans Drug Store
BRICK WALL ____ ==
DEATH RECORDS: =YTD =
Recipes 94 = (YTD = 95 ) : Dorothy Marlatt's Recipe Book;
SURNAMES: = ( YTD ) :
Churches = = YTD=5 =
Cemeteries = Added:
Poor Farm Cemetery
Miscellaneous Items = (ytd - ) >
Letters ____ -
Links = (YTD = 4 ) =
Family Bibles = (YTD = ) =
Wills = (YTD = 1 )
Blog and Facebook Pages: : (Total = 6) :
Town / Township Information : (YTD = 10)
Who's Who __ __ (YTD =) -
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 :)
-- MEET OUR PALS --
Beth (RIP - loved that lady)
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 :)
I LOVE TO WRITE !!
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 Ancestry.com 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
Indiana State Vital Records
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 http://www.ingenweb.org/infountain/ - 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 coordinators are: Jim Cox and Karen Bazzani Zach.