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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
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!
*****IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SEARCHING THIS SITE :) *****
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
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)
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 -
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?
See a large view of the photo in "Churches"
(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
CHECK - Check out the 2023 additions
2023 Goals -- wish us luck :)
1 – 800-1000 obituaries -
1 – 800-1000 obituaries -
2 – At least 25 photos --
3 – Add more bibles, marriages, military, churches, schools …
4 – Add more newspaper clippings ...
5 – Add at least 5 Who’s Who ...
January 2023 --Additions to Montgomery County INGenWeb
Obituaries: 62 Added - [ytd=132; Total 28,638) = (note some of these have several obits to their names) - Names: Beard (Mary Heath, Evelyn); Bee (James Leroy) Beck (Claude, Ralph L); Bell (William M.) Edwards (Leota); Ellis (Montgomery); Fairfield (son of Christ); Fields (Dennis Foster); Fordyce (Asa O; Celia Durham - added); Fulwider (Callie Watkins added to); Fruits (Edward added to); Fuston (George Parker added to); Gatharight (William); Gilliland (James T); Gaskill (Joseph); Gilkey (Mary Emma "Molly"); Jackman (James); Jackson (Elkanah; Thomas added 2); Joel (Amelia); Jones (inf of Dick); Jenners (Ruth DeNeale); Johnson (Benajah; Grant); Kerr (Timothy); Kincaid (James - added); Kinder (Frank); Kramer (Alex); Krout (Mary Linebaugh); Kurtz (Jennie); Oliphant (Luther); Orwig (Iva; Opal); Osborn (Charles); Owens (James - added); Stambaugh (Martha Murray); Steinbaugh (Garland); Stembaugh (Ruby Sanders); Stephens (Clyde J; John A); Stevens (Herman Merle); Stine (Rose Richardson); Stockdale (Charles, Eleanore, Estel, Harold G); Stonebraker (Robert L)
Alumni- Schools -- _10__ Added (YTD = 20)
North Alumni: 10 items in Sugar Creek Township-"Red Letter Day Certificate"; Forner Center School building converted to house; note on Center School being close to William Fisher Home and barn which is on the "National Historic Register"; Souvenir Card from the opening of Sugar Creek Township Graded School October 1902; Added 2 names to Center School picture; added 2 pictures to Bowers graded school with names;
Bibles ____ - Total of 80 Bibles - (LOVE more):
Biographies -- _11__ Added _ Year to date -- 73 - Names Added: 11 articles for 2 men and a woman + Photo of John Wakefer - Ada Curnutt (US Deputy Sheriff); Isaac Newton Meharry - added info in his
Births -- added :
Blog -- -- YTD ____: Genealogy Oddities;
BUSINESS Added >> (Year To Date: --
Cemeteries -- __ - ADDED
COURT RECORDS = TO INCLUDE:
Court Proceedings _ Added: __ Names :Deaths ___ Added: __ Names :Deeds___ Added: __ Names :Divorces _ Added: YTD__ Names :Inquests _ Added: __ Names :Land _ Added: __ Names :Law Suits - ____ Added -Marriages (includes announcements in newspapers) __4_ Added: (YTD 24) - names are: McKee, Harriet; Tinnnnsley, Harvey; Therien, Robert , Arista PattonMiscellaneous ____Naturalizations ___ Added: __ Names :Wills _2__ Added: __ Names : Lidikay & Tuttle
Census ____ Updated:
CHURCHES Adding new Church Items HERE! 3 ( YTD = 4 <> TD = 111 ): Added - St. Bernard's but 3 articles
Diaries --___ -
Digging Up Bones Mysteries _____ =
Letters ___ - (YTD = 6) Added:
Links -- __ Added -
Misc -- ____
MILITARY - (Causalities and Other Data)____Added - (ytd =70 )
Civil War --Spanish American War: __ 3 __articles - forming Co D and forming Co M plus them coming homeWorld War I = items added --World War II = ____ items added ---Korean -Viet Nam -
NEWS _3_ -- Added - YTD - _11 Total? -BUNCHES :) - Crime infant found in Shoe Box at GILKEY farm; Misc L - Ollie Lane attempts suicide. Misc W - Wright, JT visits from Iowa
PHOTOS -- __- Added (YTD = 2)
TOWNS: : _ : Total # 535- towns to date -
Resources: (Surnames) ___ = (ytd = 2 )>>>
QUESTIONS - _____ -
REUNIONS - ____ ( YTD = 12) --added Hiatt, Servies; Krout; Oliver; Powell
SHARED: ____ Sent articles/obits/info to these
Who's Who ____ -- Added