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What's New on the Wells INGenWeb site?
Cemeteries: Mossburg - added or changed 222 documents, most with tombstone photos
Cemeteries: Bethlehem Lutheran - created A-F listing with 65 burials, 64 with obits/records; most with tombstone photos; Prairie View - added 19 obits, 15 with tombstone photos
Cemeteries: Mossburg - 5 corrections; New Apostolic Christian - 13 obits with 9 tombstone photos; Old Salem - 12 obits with 4 pics; Prairie View - 19 obits with 15 pics
Cemeteries: Mossburg - A-K added 558 obits, most with tombstone photos
Cemeteries: Hoverstock - added 10 obits & 10 other tombstone photos; Old Salem - added 9 obits with 4 tombstone photos and cemetery sign
Cemeteries: Stahl - added 34 obits, some with tombstone photos
Military: added listing of veterans of the Mexican-American War
Cemeteries: Jones in Union Twp - added 2 obits & 31 tombstone photos; Spider Hill - added listing with 286 obits and/or photos
Military: Added listing of Veterans of the War of 1812
Created Military section and added listing of Revolutionary War soldiers and patriots buried in surrounding counties. Coming soon: War of 1812 veterans
Biographies: added 4
Cemeteries: Emmanuel Cemetery - added listing with 1 bio and 260 items (obits & tombstone photos)
McFarren Cemetery - added 23 obits and 199 tombstone photos
Batson Cemetery - added 38 obits and 213 tombstone photos
Bethleham Cemetery - added 5 obits
Biographies - added 51 bios, most from the 20th Century Souvenir Edition of the Ossian News. January 1st, 1900.
Apostolic Christian Cemetery - added 10 obits and 7 photos
Gearnand Cemetery - added 285 records (obits, death certificates and/or stone photos) updating the listing
Horeb Cemetery - added 18 obits and 16 photos
Received INGenWeb Dun Good Award for 2019
Stahl Cemetery - added 864 records (obits, death certificates and/or stone photos) completing the listing
Added Links page
Added 12 obits & 7 stone photos to Bethel Cemetery and 36 records/pics to Hoverstock Cemetery
Added 92 obits, records and/or photos to Apostolic Christian Cemetery
Added the L-Z listing for Stahl cemetery (obits/pics) coming soon
Added A-K listing for Stahl Cemetery in Nottingham Township with 811 links to obits, records and stone pictures.
Added Births section including 1882 Births from the News Banner, WPA Birth Index Abb - Aum, Chu - Cob & Ell - Elz
Added Deaths section including 1850 Wells County Mortality Schedule, 1882 Wells County Deaths, Ira Brown's Journal & Coffin Records (1884-1890)
and Excerpts from Jahn Funeral Home Records, Wells County, IN
Added Maps section including state townships map, a map of Wells County, an 1816 map of Indiana, Wells township map, & links to Wells County historical maps, plus state symbols
Deleted Obits section as obituaries will be posted in the correct cemetery.
Bios: added 70 obits from Standard History of Adams and Wells Counties, Indiana. John W. Tyndall, ed. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1918.
and 8 others from various sources
February - June 2019
In December my husband fell and lost control from the waist down. After emergency back surgery (his 4th), he was in the hospital for five months, the last 4 in another city. During that time, we decided that we had to give up our home of 42 years and move closer to our daughter. God has a plan and we were blessed to sell our home in less than two weeks and found a new place. We closed on both houses at the end of May and our now in our new home.
During that same period the INGenWeb host began deleting files when new information was posted. Our leadership committee finally found a new home for INGenWeb and we are once again able to update our sites without fear of losing other information. Our web address remains the same and we are excited to work with our new host.
Bios: added 107 bios from the 1903 Biographical Memoirs of Wells County, Indiana
Bios: added 71 bios from the 1903 Biographical Memoirs of Wells County, Indiana
Completed listing for Mossburg Cemetery, adding 90 obits and 75 tombstone photos for letters N - Z
Bios: added 78 bios from the 1881 Historical Hand Atlas & 8 from 1896 Memorial Record of Northeastern Indiana
Started listing for Mossburg Cemetery: A - M is complete with 183 obits and 145 tombstone pics
Bios: M added 27 bios, N - 10, O - 7, P - 9, Q - 3, R- 13, S - 39, T - 10, U, V, Y, Z - 5, W - 21 for a total of 144 bios added
Completed Bethel Cemetery with 53 obits and 46 pics
Bios: added bios for letters M - 24
Completed Horeb Cemetery with 84 more obits, most with tombstone photos.
Spent a week in Indiana gathering enough genealogical information on Wells County to keep us busy for a couple of years.
Bios: added bios for letters F-18, G-24, H-30, J-7, K-12, L-13
Updated the Hoverstock Cemetery listing with 11 more obits, 9 pics and data from 91 IN death certificates (thanks to Karin King)
Added the listing for the first helf of Horeb Cemetery (A-H) with 137 obits, most with tombstone photos.
The biography pages have been set up and some bios for A - E have been posted. Most are from the 1887 edition of Biographical and historical record of Adams and Wells counties.
A-15, B-32, C-21, D-20, E-6
The listing for Hoverstock Cemetery has been completed adding 97 more obits and 81 pics for letters S - Z.
We also added listings for Batson Cemetery (40 obits, 32 pics), Sparks (71 obits, 57 pics) and Old Uniontown (50 pics).
Since Rootsweb@Ancestry.com has been down for a long period of time and the previous county coordinator has decided to retire, Jim Cox and Margie Pearce took over the site in May.
Transferring the Wells County cemetery listings that had been posted on the Adams INGenWeb site was the first order of business once the new site had been created.
Then came the "About" page. Adding the Bible records that were recovered from various sources came next. And we continue to add to the cemetery listings.
We have added a listing for Hosier Cemetery with 1 obit and 5 headstone photos and are trying to finish up Hoverstock Cemetery. A - R listing is complete with 101 obits and 153 photographs.
Each month the this page will tell what has been added that may help a family researcher.
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