Steuben County
Genealogical Society

PO Box 884
Angola, Indiana 46703


Monthly Meetings--3rd Monday, 6:30 p.m.. at the Steuben County Carnegie Public Library
Downstairs Meeting Room
Angola, Indiana

Upcoming Meetings

June 15 - Amanda Blackman TBD
July 20 - Ancestral Logs, a new website by Kay Lynn Matthews

 Officer  Title 
 Julia Duncan  President
 Rosalie Spirek
 Delores Howarth 
 Linda Boyer  Treasurer
 Janet Shawver 
 Newsletter Editor


The purpose of the Genealogical Society of Steuben County is to collect and preserve the ancestry of Steuben County families. We work to stimulate and instruct all persons who may be interested in genealogy. This will aide us to develop and record historical and vital facts of Steuben County.Research is continuing on the people who originated, developed and helped build the communities within Steuben county, and to encourage the development and maintenance of genealogical files.


Membership in the Steuben County Genealogical Society is open to anyone who is interested in genealogy. The cost of membership is $15.00 Individual Membership --- $18.00 Household Membership (one mailing address) per year. Membership includes the quarterly newsletter: SCGS Quarterly, which is published in January, April, July, and October.
Membership form is available to print out and send in. Click here.


Queries and Written Correspondence should be sent to the:
Steuben County Genealogical Society, PO Box 884, Angola, IN 46703.

Research Policy: The Steuben County Genealogical Society does answer simple queries for the price of copies.  More involved queries will be done for a small fee.  The Society does not assume responsibility for any researcher that supplies information nor for the members of the Society.

Publications For Sale
(To purchase without shipping fee, pick them up at the Library Reference Desk)

Civil War Ledger for Steuben County, IN -- Commissions Discharges Enlist 'A'
 This is a ledger in the Steuben County Recorder's Office setting forth discharges of Civil War Soldiers
 residing in Steuben County, Indiana, during the years 1866 - 1898
$25 + $5 shipping

1897 Steuben County, Indiana Directory compiled by Roselyn Wells -- $10 + $3 shipping    

G.A.R. Minutes Vol. 1 (B.F. Crosswaite Post #150, Angola) compiled by Linda Boyer
Price for each -- $10 + $3 shipping; Buy all 4 books for $35 plus shipping
Vol 1. March 29, 1883 - January 26, 1887
Vol 2. November 11, 1909 - November 12, 1914
Vol 3. November 28, 1914 - May 26, 1923
Vol 4. June 9, 1923 - November 3, 1928

Enrollments for The Civil War Soldiers, Their Widows and Orphans Residing in Steuben County
by Township for the Years 1886-1894 Note: Jackson Twp is missing
Compiled by Linda Boyer -- $25 + $5 shipping

Other Publications For Sale - Non-Society Published
Margaret Hobson, local family historian and 44th Indiana Civil War researcher, has completed a three book series on the regiment.
 Steuben County was very patriotic and supported the 44th Indiana by sending a full company, Co. A, and a partial company, Co. K.

The Iron Men of Indiana's 44th Regiment, Part 1: Biographies and Regimental Statistics is a large hardbound book of 400 pages.
It includes short biographies of the 2,012 men who served followed by 20 pages, in color, of charts and graphs about the regiment. In order to make the book as reasonable as possible, 
only a limited number will be printed for those who are interested.
The book will be shrink-wrapped and mailed at a cost of $30 + $3.73 shipping. It won't be available online or in a bookstore.
If you want a copy, please email her at and include your mailing address.

The Voice of Indiana's 44th Regiment, Part 2: Formation and Photos by Margaret Hobson. It is $30 plus $5 shipping.
Contact Margaret for more information at

The Voice of Indiana's 44th Regiment, Part 3: Battles and Provost Duty by Margaret Hobson.
This 585-page book is part three of a three part series. Part 3 is an intimate, firsthand account in the citizen-soldiers’ uncensored words, including those offensive to our modern ear, drawn from letters, diaries, newspaper accounts, military reports, memoirs, and out-of-copyright books covering the Battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Stones River and Chickamauga. It then follows the soldiers into their Provost Marshal duties in Chattanooga. “Through the voices which you've collected and compiled, you've allowed us to know them as more than a regiment. You've allowed us to know them as people caught up in something much bigger than themselves. You've allowed us to see them at their best and, yes, sometimes at much less than their best. Throughout you've let their voices give us an honest picture of their patriotism, their courage, their foibles, and their weaknesses. They are real people.” This series of books has been a labor of love for the past 20 years.
The book is $41, including postage. Please contact me via email or phone (260-238-4645) for additional information.
It will also be available at the Allen County/Fort Wayne Historical Society bookstore.

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Any suggestions or comments should be directed to:
Mindee Gleason