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Welcome, to the newly revised
Montgomery County, Indiana Genweb Site

~A Work in Progress~
Because of a computer crash, Karen and I have pushed ahead our schedule on moving Montgomery County GenWeb Site into a new site building program.  This requires us to have a series of projects or mini-sites which promotes faster access.  It will require some time to input all data into the new format, so please bear with us.  All the old pages will still be available from links and will eventually be updated.
!!! Something New!!! To help facilitate moving between projects, I have added what I call the "Get Around Links"  You will find their menu tab, just below the "Home Page ~ Tab", in the pull down menu by clicking the three bars in the left column.  There is also a link to them at the top of each sections main page.  I suggest that you open them in their own browser tab for easier access.   These links will make it easier to move more directly between the sub-sites.  I hope you enjoy them and have FUN, Happy Genealogy Days!!!   Have Fun, Jim

I have tried hard to give the Genealogists of Montgomery 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!

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 ©1996-2019 (and beyond), Montgomery County GenWeb site http://www.ingenweb.org/inmontgomery/ - thanks soooo much - Karen Bazzani Zach

My name is Karen Bazzani Zach and I am your Coordinator for Montgomery County.    My hubby is constantly helping me as well - thanks, Jim Z :) . Your Indiana State Coordinator is Lena Harper .  Her assistant state coordinators are : Jim Cox and Karen Bazzani Zach

*****IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SEARCHING THIS SITE :) *****

This site indexed by Free Find NOTE: Thanks so much to this great site for the indexing job -- this is a HUGE site and without FreeFind it would be literally "hard to find" things :) Thanks, Guys & thanks to my GenWeb partner, Jeff S for helping me get this straightened out! kbz

Montgomery County, Indiana is rich with history and owns many interesting sites, including the Old Jail Museum (with one of the only workable rotating cells); the Lane Place (home of Henry S. Lane, Senator and personal friend to President Lincoln); Lew Wallace Study (author of the book, Ben Hur); DAR house (owned by the Elston family until the Dorothy Q Chapter, DAR purchased it); and Wabash College (an all-male Liberal Arts School with less than 1,000 students dating back to 1832). Townships include Brown (with towns of Browns Valley and Waveland); Clark (Ladoga); Coal Creek (New Richmond, Wingate and Elmdale); Franklin (Darlington, Shannondale); Madison (Linden and Kirkpatrick); Ripley (Alamo, Yountsville); Scott (Parkersburg, New Market); Sugar Creek (Bowers); Union (Crawfordsville; Whitesville); Walnut (New Ross, Mace); Wayne (Waynetown). Crawfordsville, the County seat, is a third-class city with a full time mayor, a seven-member council and a clerk-treasurer. The city is located just off Interstate 74, about 45 miles West of Indianapolis.



Note: There has been a group of folks who have found (can you believe this?) 500 towns to date (5-1-2018 ) - click on towns on the left column to read about not only those above but many, many more.Thanks so much to Suzie & Jerry for the majority of them -- It's truly amazing!

In Honor and Memory of our past State Coordinators : Thanks for your dedication - here are Betty's remembrances of how Indiana began :) Loved that lady!

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 Carlson Harper

(and thanks to Judi Burns (Greene Co Coordinator) for the INGenWeb history lesson :) I've seen 'em all come/go. Some were great (like Betty & Fred), others good, a couple not so much :) Overall, though, they tried and kept us going as one of the ONLY FREE genealogy sites. ENJOY


What's


.... DIGGING UP BONES MYSTERIES (a new page began by Kim Hancock and myself to try to get others involved helping to find tombstones of people buried in our county, or specific places of burial or dates or who they are (say, from footstones with only initials) - that type of thing) - ENJOY



Destination Indiana (Montgomery County link)



***Submission notification*** -
effective November 21, 2012 -- Anyone submitting an obituary, picture, letter, biography ... for this site SHOULD note that the person being submitted (the obituary is about that person, in other words) SHOULD have been born, lived, or died in Montgomery County (sorry, but the site is getting sooo huge, I think this is necessary - THANKS MUCHES)- kbz




I want to take this space to THANK MY WONDERFUL TYPISTS

*****

Barbara
Beth
Betty
Cathy
Chris -
Christi
Cheryl
Debbie
Debby M.
Dellie
Gayla
Ginny
Glynnis
Jack * Current typist (Jack has been absolutely amazing)
John - John has done much work recently on the WWI Vets
Kelly
Kim H. - Current typist
Lena
Melissa
Roselyn
Sara Mc (our newest :)
Teresa
Tom H.
Vickie
Walt * (Walt typed a humongous bunch - think Jack may have just surpassed him - thanks guys)

*****

** PLEASE let me know if I left anyone out because these guys & gals are
SUPER and I want to make sure they get a BIG THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!! ***



T H I S - W E E K' S - F E A T U R E D - P H O T O -



Children of Elijah and Margaret Baldwin Zachary, about early 1950's
Jake, Ben, Ada Zachary Chesterson and Nettie Zachary Nichols
See this one larger in "People Photos"
thanks to Marilyn Minnick for the comtribution
(thanks to mzayat.com for the cute gif)
IF YOU HAVE ANY PICS OF ANY OF THE TOWNS / BUILDINGS / AREAS / CHURCHES/ BUSINESSES/PEOPLE, please send them my way :) for this page and to archive in the photos section !! Love to share our history! kbz




ADDITIONS

CHECK -2019 additions to date. Current month below

NOTE: Some of the additions below are on the new site - it will take quite a few months to get the new one up and running so if you need anything from the items below, let me know :) Otherwise, check the place they should be (obituary check there) karen.zach@sbcglobal.net







JUNE 2019 --Additions on Montgomery County INGenWeb

OBITUARIES: __181__ -- ALL NEW OBITUARIES WILL BE FOUND IN THE NEW PAGES THRU THE "GET AROUND LINKS" Added - "A" - Adams, James; Allen, Achsa, Stephen, Walter; Ammerman, Mamie; Armentrout, Fred; Arwood, Lucyh; Austin, Addison  --"B" -- Ballard, Patience; Baldwin, David J; Barnhill, Noland; Bastion, Thomas A.; Bebee, Chester; Beckman, Roberta; Benham, George;  Black, Harriet Bates; Bishop, Betty Cheesman; Blackford, Cletin; Bonnell, John R; Boyer, Jacob; Boyer, Louis; Bradley, Joseph Francis; Bradenburg, Matthias; Brooke, Alfred (Lt); Brooks, Wm. R; Brown, James Joseph; Brown, John R; Bruton, Kenneth; Brown, Eunice Lofland; Budde, Mary; Buffington, Anna; Buffington, Taylor; Burroughs, Clifford (2); Butler, John Maynard; Buser, Roy; Burgess, William A -- "C" = Cain, Lois Uhler; Caplinger, William H; Carmichael, William; Carty, Betty; Chesterson, Rufus; Christie, Dorothy (2); Clapp, Dorothy; Cowan, John Hubert; Cox, Lora; Cox, Naomi Monroe; Cox, Winfield; Cook, Agnes; Conway, Margaret; Conner, David H; Corbin, John; Cotton, Walter; Cummins, Maurice-- "D" - Dallas, John; Davis, Betty Voorhees, Thompson; Devore, James; Dickerson, Otto; Doyle, Charles; Durham, Samuel Warren (2) "E" - Edwards, Irena, Mary Galbreath, William; Elliott, Margaret Ellen;  "F" - Faucet, Clinton; Fly, Ben, Minerva; Foster, Lawrence Trout; Fry, Benjamin Franklin ; Fudge, Peter Milton; Fullen, Susan; Fuson, George Parker  "G" Galey, Charley, Lyle, Wayne; Gillock, Harriet; Gibson, Elizabeth; Golliday, John; Goshorn, Mildred Helmond; Gray, James B, Sarah E, Susan Sanders; Greenlee, Charles Wm.; Griest, Claude; Guntle, Lolo "H" -- Ham, Mary; Hannah, James; Harper, John, Nels, Hays, Mary Cain, Melinda; Hartley, Eva, Joseph, Lyda, Thomas; Harding, Robert; Hartman, Martha; Hawkins, Anna; Inf. of Tolliver ; Hershey, Cloyd Gray (3); Hightower, Mabel (added); Heath, Mary Walker; Heath, David Nelson;Hunt, Alice Swisher (added 1) Hunt, Arlan (Korean); Hostetter, William; Hubbard, Geo; -- "I - J" Israel, Wm. R.; Johnston, Charles (added); Jones, Nancy Kersey; Jones, Carl Norman-WW II; Jones, Phoebe Foster (2); Johnson, R.W.; Johnson, John-1892; Justis, Elizabeth; Jolley, Ross (added); -- "L" -- Lamb, Geroge W; Lamb, leslie, Lamb, Robert Earl; Lamson, Herbert; Lamson, Thomas W(added), Lepper, Jesse; Lynn, James W; Lee, John (Col.); Love, Sarah; Lee, June; Lee, Harry K.(2); Lee, Frank; ynn, Lucinda: Lynn, Wm. H.; Lindley, Miriam Towell (2); Lindley, Charles W. (added 1); -- "S" = Shoebe, Rebecca Boyer; Sidener, Edgar; Sidener; Ewing; Sinclair, Florence; Sowers, Ralph W; Squires, Albert; Steele, John E (Dr); Stevens, Doris;  Stone, Hannah Rettinger, Leroy D; Stoner, David L.; Strong, Robert; Straughan, Alice Lee; Spruhan, Catherine (Kate - added to hers); Stuart, Thomas B.; Saylor, Viola; See, Byron; See, Abilgail Jackson; Scott, Samuel C (added); Shute, Edward; Simms, Mabel Ball; Simmons, Vivian Winters; Simpson, George W.; Sharp, Loretta (added); Sharp, Sarah Donaldson; Shanks, Joseph Clyde (added); Simpson, Bessie; Sherman, Margaret; Shaggs, Sarah;Sutton, Louisa Ware (added); Swearingen, John- 1890;  "Z" -- Zigler, Lida (2); Zeigler, Arno; Zimmerman, Ethel; Zook, Ruth Couger; Zachary, Ben; Zachary, Birchard

Alumni- Schools -- UPDATED TO NEW SITE SOFTWARE = _     Added -

Bibles ____ - 76 bibles - (LOVE more):

Biographies -- __2 _ Added -- Glenn, Thomas; Coon, Christian;

BLOG -- new -- Karen's Gen Blog --  

Cemeteries -- __ -

COURT RECORDS = ALL NEW RECORDS WILL BE FOUND IN THE NEW PAGES THRU THE "GET AROUND LINKS"  TO INCLUDE:
Court Proceedings _ Added: __ Names :
Deaths _ Added: __ Names :
Deeds_ Added: __ Names :
Divorces _ 8   Added: _48 ytd_ Names : Butcher; Britton; Friend; Lucas; Singer; Swearengen; Thewlies; Williams
Inquests _ Added: __ Names :
Land _ Added: __ Names :
Marriages (includes announcments in newspapers) _ Added: __46_ Names :  Alward; Barnhart (2); Barriclow; Bennett; Brown; Burnside; Clore; Canine; Copas; Cunningham; Doyle; Flanningan; Freeman; Glover; Hartley; Hargrave; Harris; Jones; Jarvis; Johnson; Liter; Lowry (2); Masterson; Mangrum; Miles; Miller; Mitchell; Montague; Moore; Myers (2); Rivers; Rusk (2); Sharp; Shrader; Simpson; Swain; Swope; Todd; Voris; Wasson; Wilson; Young
Naturalizations _ Added: __ Names :
Wills _ Added: __ Names :

Census ____

Diaries --___ -  

Digging Up Bones Mysteries _____ =


Letters _____

Links -- __ Added -

Misc -- ____

MILITARY --
Civil War (Causalities and Other Data)____Added -

NEWS ____ ALL NEW "NEWS" ITEMS WILL BE FOUND IN THE NEW PAGES THRU THE "GET AROUND LINKS"-- Added -

PHOTOS -- ___- Added -- PHotos:

TOWNS: : _5_ : Total # 512 - towns to date - Added 4 new (Cracker Jack Corner; East Lynn; Loop's Crossing; Travelers Point and information on Hog Heaven


QUESTIONS - _____ -

Reunions -- _7_  ALL NEW "REUNIONS" WILL BE FOUND IN THE NEW PAGES THRU THE "GET AROUND LINKS"   Added - Coons, Cowan (x2); Deere, 1907; Mary, Spencer, Stewart

SHARED: ____ Sent articles/obits/info to these

RECEIVED: ____

Who's Who ____ -- Added



(thanks to Al Wolf for this awesome site - greatly appreciazted)



Hilary from the IN Div. of Hist Pres & Archaeology sent this recently - nifty



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