"Remember the days of old,  consider the years of many generations;
                  ask thy father and he will shew thee; thy elders and they will tell thee."
                                        Deuteronomy 32:7

Welcome to the
Tippecanoe County INGenWeb Project

     Tippecanoe County INGenWeb is a part of the USGenWeb Project and is an all-volunteer effort.  In June, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Indiana Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Indiana, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. 
     At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. 
     My name is Adina Watkins Dyer and I am responsible for Tippecanoe County, Indiana.  If you would like to contribute your information to this site, please let me know.

"In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage - to know who  we are and where we have come from.  Without this enriching knowledge there is a hollow yearning.  No matter what our attainments in life there is still a vacuum. An emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness."  Alex Haley




Photo courtesy by Quentin Robinson

This site is undergoing a makeover and will take some time to finish.  Please excuse our dust.
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Tippecanoe County Resources

Tippecanoe County Area Genealogical Society (TIPCOA)
  Lafayette Journal and Courier Newspaper Index, 1902-1952
This index covers 50 years of marriages, deaths, and other events of interest and
 importance and contains 1,000's of names!

The Lafayette Leader Obituary Index, 1970-1990
at the TIPCOA website

1901 Obituary Index - Lafayette Weekly Courier  by Sabrina Aldrige, off-site

 A Pictorial History of Clarks Hill and Its Surrounding Area
This book was compiled and published by Donald and Lynn Ream
and can be found online at the TIPCOA website!

Biographies Obituaries
 Marriage Records
Family Sites
Brick Walls
Fort Ouiatenon
Township Histories A Short History of Dayton, Indiana
Tippecanoe County Original Land Patents
 Births, Baptisms and Deaths from the Register of St. John's Episcopal Church, 1837-1898
 Battle Ground, Indiana, Death Records, 1907 - 1937
 Indiana State Soldiers' Home  - 100 Years Ago
Pictures of the Home as it was in 1901, including photos of the
Board of Trustees and the Executive Staff
Prairie Farmer's 1919 Farmers and Breeders Directory
Under Construction  - Letters A - K are completed  - 
Tippecanoe County Honor Roll - 1919
Under Construction 
 Memorial to World War Veterans of Tippecanoe Township 1917 - 1918

 The 1923 Senior Class of Battle Ground High School
Senior Pictures, History of the Class of '23, The Class Will and the Class Prophecy
From the 1923 Yearbook, the "Tomahawk"

Battle Ground High School Alumni, 1896 - 1922

 Graduates of Buck Creek School, 1888 - 1935

A State Is Born
This is a poem written by Lieutenant William Beeker Billings in the 1930's of his ancestors' experiences when immigrating to Indiana in 1819 to make it their new home.  These families were Beeker, Billings and Carr and they settled in the Pretty Prairie area, northeast of Battle Ground.
 Historical Sketch of the Clarks Hill Christian Church,
written ca. 1900 with a List of Members
 Seventh Annual Catalogue of the Officers and Students of The Battleground  Collegiate Institute and Graded School For The Academic Year of 1873-1874
 Early Settlers of Tippecanoe County, Indiana
A list of names extracted from the
Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, 1888
Descendant Charts / Family Group Sheets

Children's Indentures  1833-1846
Deaths From Cholera, 1849
1850 Mortality Schedule
Where Did They Go From Here?
Tippecanoe County Quaker Records
History of Lafayette, Indiana Churches
From the Biographical Record and Portrait Album  of Tippecanoe Co., Indiana, 1888.
Under Construction
Portraits of Tippecanoe County Settlers
 From the Biographical Record and Portrait Album  of  Tippecanoe Co., Indiana, 1888.
Tippecanoe County Family Photo Album  updated, new photos added!
Would love to see your photos here!
  Courtesy of Ancestry, Inc., the SSDI contains over 21,000 people from Tippecanoe County
The Bar of Tippecanoe County (1888)
Jurors, 1860-1869
 Tippecanoe County, Indiana Government and Elected Officials 1826-1888
Tippecanoe County Courthouse
"Old Settlers" by Sandford Cox, 1859
1878 Tippecanoe County Business Directory
"The Battle of Tippecanoe", by Reed Beard, 1911
(read it online)
The Roster of Men Who Fought at the Battle of Tippecanoe
News Articles and Legal Notices From Early Lafayette Newspapers
Hoosier Homestead Awards
 Tippecanoe County, IN Migrations Project
Ghost Towns of Tippecanoe County Plat of the Extinct Town of Texas, 1836
Historical Markers and Monuments
Sites on the National Register of Historic Places
Genealogy Resources at the Tippecanoe County Public Library
Coming to Lafayette to Research? Visit the
Greater Lafayette Convention and Visitors Bureau
Tippecanoe County  Historical Association
 Tippecanoe County Genealogy Forum at GenForum The Townships and Their Communities

Tippecanoe County Mailing List


 Other Links to Lafayette and Tippecanoe County

 The Marquis de Lafayette
Prophetstown State Park
Ninth Street Hill Historic Homes
 Centennial Neighborhood
Where to Write for Vital Records in
      Tippecanoe County
Tippecanoe County Public Library West Lafayette Public Library
Lafayette Area Web Directory  Lafayette Online Lafayette Journal and Courier (local newspaper)
Tippecanoe County Government Directory
Tippecanoe County Quick Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Purdue University Home Page
Purdue University Libraries Online
Purdue University Archives and Special Collections
Many viewable online, including exhibits on Amelia Earhart, John T. McCutcheon,
George Winter, history of the University, and many others.
Purdue University Athletics Official Site
Wolf Park The park is home to several packs of gray wolves, plus foxes and bison  It is incorporated under the North American Wildlife Park Foundation, Inc. which is located in the small town of Battle Ground, Indiana.

A few months ago I read a very nice article about Lafayette in the Smithsonian Magazine

Today's Weather in Tippecanoe County

Ain't God Good To Indiana? by William Herschell

INGenWeb Project INGenWeb Archives
USGenWeb Project USGenWeb Archives Project
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 Assistant State Coordinators - Karen Zach and  Jim Cox

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