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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 - 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

Below we have a self playing slide show.  By placing the cursor below the "Control Bar" you will see a discription of the photo.  There is an icon "[ ]" on the right side of the "Control Bar" that by clicking on it the slide show will enlarge to "Full Screen".  You can then move forward or backward, at your own pace, by clicking on the right or left arrows.  Then there are full screen controls in the upper right hand corner.  Please enjoy!


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?) over 500 towns to date (5-1-2020 ) - 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 INGenWeb 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 :) Current one, Lena is awesome so hopefully, we're back on a great road again!  Overall, though, they tried and kept us going as one of the ONLY FREE genealogy sites. 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


Chris -
Debby M.
Jack * (Jack has been absolutely amazing)
John - John did much work  on the WWI Vets
Kim H. - Current typist - super help
S. (thanks sooo sooo much)
Sara Mc
Tom H.
Walt * (Walt typed a humongous bunch)


** 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 -

George and Betty (Keys) Keedy circa 1945-1946
They are standing next to the first tent rink built in C'ville
Thanks Ron Keedy
See this one  "People Photos"

(thanks to 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


CHECK -2020 additions to date. Current month below

2020 Goals --  wish us luck :)
1- 1500 obits -- DONE
2- 100 photos (again, much easier - have 'em here)  DONE
3 - Write a Waveland history with the thought of doing that for each of the towns (have a small one but would like a deep, detailed one - have a friend who offered to help - working on it - coming along great, actually - just making myself as I don't want one of these goals to go undone - lol) - Working, working at it but it's not going to be done - my writing partner hasn't even started his and although I have maybe 4 or 5 of my 9 or 10 chapters about done, nothing IS done and not going to get it finished - it has gone WAY beyond what my original plan was but loving every minute of it !
4- More work on the top two corners of the county (have little in Wingate, Darlington areas) DONE (but always more to do - lol)
5- Work on Businesses, Schools & Churches DONE (but working more)

OCTOBER 2020 --Additions to Montgomery County INGenWeb

OBITUARIES: __590__ Added - [ytd= 5,108; Total 24,020] =Arnold (Daniel, Joe); Abraham (inf); Alexander (Mattie); Armstrong (Clifford); Ammerman (Sallie); Appleby (Alberta); Bacon (Bessie); Baker (Emma); Ball (Catherine; Sarah); Ballard (Wm S); Baldwin (Garrett); Ballard (Wm); Bailey (Mrs Thomas - WHO?); Barnhart (Lucy); Barron (Samuel); Barley (inf); Bastion (Nancy); Bayless (Abijah); Beck (Lillie); Bennett (John, Benjamin); Bell (Wm, Wilmer) ; Beasley, Milly; Benefield (Zola); Beck, Wm 1914; Beach, Stephen Alexander Rufus; Bennett, Benj; Bevius (Covington); Beebee (Millie); Bell (Mrs. Taylor - WHO?); Beach (Stephen) Black (inf); Blue (Sarah, John); Bible (Anna, RIchard inf); Blackford (Essin); Biddle (William); Bible (Anna, inf); Bowles (CJ); Bolser (Wm); Booher (Willis; WIlliam); Bowman (Lucinda); Burk (Mary); Brown (Elizabeth); Branch (Lucy); Brasfield (Mary Middleton); Bruin Mrs 1895; Breaks (Thomas); Britton, Frank; Brown(Dorcas); Brooks (Long) Bryant (William 1906); Bruner (Charles, Cora; Harold; Harry; Harven; John Lee; Joseph ; Laura Stephens; Lola Howard; Max H; Orpha; Phyllis; Samuel K; William L)Brush (Bertha); Burton (Annie); Burford (James); Buckley (JM); Burris (Hannah); Butler (Susan); Campbell (Henry, Harry, Jacob, child of JS, David); Caldwell (Mary, William); Cadwallader (Etta); Canine (JH, Margaret; Martha, Lela; David; James Fulton); Callahan (inf, John); Cawley (Ellen); Chapman (Jasper); Chambers (Nora, Tobin); Chenoweth (Charles); Chesterson (child of Albert; Warnie); Childres (John); Chislet (Fred); Clark (inf of Ed; Charles "Ray" dau of Pat; George W; Marie; LG; Lucy Mrs - 1897; Clarkson, George; Clouser (Rebecca); Coe (Mabel); Coleman (Charles); Cook (Asa, Lydia); Cochran (Martha); Collins (Mary); Corn (Albert); Corns (Wm); Cord (Mary Dupuy); Copeland (Jennie); Corbin (Amoretta Wall); Cox, Abel; Cope (Mary); Cowan (John Ayays; Lucy; Copeland, Jennie; Cord, Mary Dpuy; Corbin (Amoretta Wall); Cox (Abel,, Blanche, Mary Ellen); Corrigan (Julia Anderson); Cope, Mary; Crane, Thoeodore; Crain (Ralph); Craig (James, Lydia); Crist, Frank; Crim (Edna); Crumm (Lavinia; William); Dice (Francis, Jacob, Hardy, Joseph, Robert, Wm); DImmick (Maryann, Samuel); Dickerson (Anna); DOuglas, Gladdiss; Dole, AT; Donalty (Bridget); Donovan (Charles); Darnell (Wm) ; DeBaun (Gary, Howard); DeBrucicken (Kathleen); Debard (Martin); Deaton (Betty; Frank); Deere (son of Albert); Hardee (Nina); Hale (Tilgman); Hall (Charles, Charles Kelsey, Fred T, Thomas); Hamilton (Franklin); Ham (Minnie); Hancock (Goldie); Harper (Clifford, David); Hargrave (Martha); Harbert (Arthur); Harris (John Charles, Ruth, Charles D0; Harshbarger (John); Hays (James); Henthorn (Albert, Alta, Charles); Hartman (son of Robert); Hayworth (Harry, Clar); Harper (Bertha; Blaine; David; Effie; Irene; John Charles; Mary Virginia; Neva; Paul; Sarah; Gordon); Harris (Alfred; Anna; Caroline; Blayton; Gladys; Harris; John; Mary; Mattie); Herron (Rebecca, Charel, Adrian, Frank, Nevada); Hess (Lucille); Hedge (Mary, Sarah Jane); Heath (Squire); Himes (Silas, Ernest,); Hinton (Eliza); Hinkle (David); Hiatt (Elzirah Booher); ); Himes (Alice); Hitch (John); Hemhill (Eveline); Jones (Barbara Westfall; Ida; Robert); Joel (Abraham, Joly & Mrs Joly - ANYONE KNOW HER?) Jackson (Frank); Jennison (Mary Cumberland); Johnson (John, Presley, Mary Armstrong); McBee (Robert); McCalip (Ella); McCain (THB); McA;oster (Elmer, Florence, Alice, Nannie, WT and Ruth); McCarty, Hanora; McCormick (Ralph); McDaniel (Wm); McCord (Edith); McCollum (Theta May; Gertrude; John Nelson; Ray Edward - WWII and Thomas);; McIntire (Laura); McIntyre (Norma, Merle); McMahon (Tim); McMullen (George); McNutt (James); McNamee (Ann); McKinney (Myrtle); McIntyre (Merle, Norma); McKinney (Barney, Glenn); McKnight (Grace, Hannah, Isaac); McLean (Donna):; Meharry (Albert, Samuel); Meeks (Rachel); Meese (Eleanor); Middleton (Anna, RObert); Michael (Lida); Miller (Jonas, Benton, Nannie); Mitchell (Louis, Alfred) Michael (Laura Scott); Miller (Hadassah, Katherine); Mitchell (Bessie); Mourning (Robert); Moore (Ezekiel, Floyd); Morris (John, Phoebe); Morrison (Fred); Morgan (Brazelton; ELizabeth Powers); Newson (Lunetta, Maude); Newkirk (Arthur, Willard); Newton (Winnie); Nickell (Elizabeth); Nicholson (Infant 21900); Nichols (child of Fannie 1869); Nickols (dau of Frank); Nuff (Ruth); Oconnor (Ella, TJ); Oliver (Ronold, Inf of Jess, Sarah, Rena); Oberly, Geroge; O'Rear (Newton); Oliphant (Rol); Ogden (Sarah); Owens (Charley, Paul); Osborn (Charles F0; Overstreet (Mary); Ornbaun (Annie); Petticord (Joe, Charley); Park (James); Parker (John, Inf of Harve); Payne (Nellie); Pearson (inf of Carl); Pewterbaugh (Jacob); Peterson (Taylor); Petro (Eliz and child of Len); Phelps (Fannie); Parks (Dorothy Dawson + Photo); Patton (Ida, Howard); Peck (Juliet); Parkhurst (Sarah Wright); Pointer (Wm); Phillips (George - CW); Pickett (James, Isaac, Sarah Jane, Delta); Pickering (Hazel); Price (Boyd); Proctor (Louisa Hanna); Prutsman (David); Points (Wm R); Pratt (George,); Powell (Harriet); Pritchard (inf of CW); Plunkett (George); Picken wife of Hunter); Pierce (James); Pine (Mary); Phalen (child of Walter); Seawright (Herbert); Saxe (Mrs - HELP); Sering, Jeff; Servies (Ruth); Scott (Arthur); Sennett (Clarence, Lois) ; Sentman (Frnak); Smith (Enoch; Frank; Polly; John; Maggie); Smalle, Lettie; Smalley AJ;  Shafer (Arley; Iva; Howard; Roxie; Walter); Shamp (Chester - WWII); Shelley (Minnie; Shoaf (Avenella; Dewitt; Florence; John O;Laura, Margaret, Mary Ann, Orville); Short (Am, ANgelina, Geeoge, Kate, Larry Lee); Shuler (Lacey PLUS PHOTO); Shuler (Willard); Sharp (Fred); Songer (Ann); Speed (Webster); Sperry (Frederick, Henry); Snell, Wm; Snyder (Ben, John, Phoebe, Redden, William); Spitzer (Elizabeth); Spilman (Robert Bruce); Springgate (Sarah); Spohr (Emory, Samuel); Sprague (Eva); Walter (Henry); Walker (Malinda); Walloace (Thomas); Ward (Homer); Wade (IF); Waldon (Willie); Warren (Guy); Watkins (Clay, ELiza, Joseph); Ware (Morris); Warfield (Anna, Georgel Rosa, James G); Wells (Willie); Wert (Martin); Weaver (Wm Jasper); Webster (Mary Wallace) White (Child of JW; Wm C ; Wm S; Charles Wesley - 1898) Whitehead Emma; Whitesell (Arthur); Williams (Milford, son of John, Mrs. H, Eliz Gray, Mary (Mamie); WIlliamson, John; Wilson (Child of Alfred, Lucinda); Wolf (James); Wooden (Cicero); Woodruff (Alf); Woodward (Clara); Wright (Stella, Wlliam); Wyant (Mrs. George)

Alumni- Schools -- _ 1 __Added  * (ytd = 228) - 1925 Waynetown High School Lettermen;
**ALUMNI NOTE** Over the last few months I have completely rebuilt the ALUMNI Section (still in process).  It is growing at a fantastic rate.  I have been adding information supplied to us by Dr. Charles Arvin, before his passing.  The schools have been arranged into townships, units and are together in their current school districts.   *Note: the above information count does not include thousands of bits of additional school items, including a few long forgotten schools. - Jim

Bibles ____ - 78 bibles - (LOVE more):  

Biographies -- _5__ Added (Year To Date - 549)--Theodora Larsh + photo; Dumont Kennedy (added 3 articles)

Blog -- new -- ____Karen's Gen Blog --  

BUSINESS  8      Added = Gooodman and Dellekamp articles; AH Champion Photographers and C'ville Business College

Cemeteries -- __ -

Court Proceedings _ Added: __ Names :
Deaths _ Added: __ Names :
Deeds_ Added: __ Names :
Divorces _   Added:___   Names :  
Inquests _ Added: __ Names :
Land _ Added: __ Names :
Marriages (includes announcements in newspapers) ___ Added:  Names :
Miscellaneous ____
Naturalizations _ Added: __ Names :
Wills _ Added: __ Names :  

Census ____ Totals for Montgomery from 1920-2010;

Diaries --___ -  

Digging Up Bones Mysteries _____ =

Letters ____ - Added:

Links -- __ Added -  

Misc -- ____

Civil War (Causalities and Other Data)____Added -
World War I =  items added --
World War II = items added ---

NEWS _78_ -- Added -  --items Added -Accidents: Britton; Anniversaries (JJ Daniels; Simison; Coyle; Harney; Peterson; Arnett; Dineen; Bowman; Fires: Watkins; Crimes: Derrickson; Collier; Ring; Seaman; Brooks; Taylor; Hauk; McClamrock; Stout; Johnson; Thompson; Douglas; Birthdays: Sanders, John; Shue, John; Johnson, Rev ER; Asa Boots; Campbell; Sick: LaFew; Miscellaneous: Brown children; Roll, letter; Spainhower; Schuttt; C'ville 4th of July Trees; County Poor Farm (Talbert; Greenlee); Churches: Waveland Christian corner stone; Orphans - Cliff Harris expelled; C'ville Mayor articles; Blacks adopt Lawson child; Miles , son of Washington - kidnapped; Waveland  Post Office; Birhtdays (McClure); Home Sales - Cook; Miller SM knife returned; Silas Pterson; Churches (Ebenezer, ME; Waveland Methodist; Snyder's Chapel and Ladoga Brethren)

PHOTOS -- _5__- Added (YTD=179) -- Theodora Larsh - see bio;  Henthorn (obit) ; Dr. Lacey Shuler (on obit); Parks Dorothy Dawson (+ Photo)
Photos People:  Add photographer - 1854 Frank Corey likely our 1st photographer in Mo Co

TOWNS: : _ 2    : Total # 526 - towns to date - information on Shilkoot Pass & Locust Grove

QUESTIONS - _____ -

Reunions -- _10_ Added:  Waynetown School; Conrad; McBee; Linden School; 63rd Indiana; Fleming; Wingate School; English; Gray

SHARED: ____ Sent articles/obits/info to these


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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