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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 imput 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


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?) 500 towns to date (5-1-2018 ) - 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 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 :) Overall, though, they tried and kept us going as one of the ONLY FREE genealogy sites. ENJOY


.... DIGGING UP BONES MYSTERIES (a new page began by Kim Hancock and myself to try to get others involved helping to find tombstones of people buried in our county, or specific places of burial or dates or who they are (say, from footstones with only initials) - that type of thing) - 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 * Current typist (Jack has been absolutely amazing)
John - John has done much work recently on the WWI Vets
Kim H. - Current typist
Sara Mc (our newest :)
Tom H.
Walt * (Walt typed a humongous bunch - think Jack may have just surpassed him - thanks guys)


** 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 -

Lt. Hartley, see his story in our WW II section.

(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 -2019 additions to date. Current month below

NOTE: Some of the additions below are on the new site - it will take quite a few months to get the new one up and running so if you need anything from the items below, let me know :) Otherwise, check the place they should be (obituary check there)

February 2019 --Additions on Montgomery County INGenWeb

Alumni - Schools -- _Added -

Bibles ____ - 76 bibles - (LOVE more)

Biographies -- __ _ Added --

BLOG -- new -- Karen's Gen Blog --  

Cemeteries -- __ -

Court Proceedings ___ -

Census ____

Death Records _____

Diaries --___ -  

Digging Up Bones Mysteries _____ =

Divorces __ Added -

Family Fact Sheets _____ =

Letters _____

Links -- __ Added -

Misc -- ____

MARRIAGES (announcment in newspapers)_ Added: __ Names :

MILITARY --____Added -

NEWS ____ -- Added -

OBITUARIES: ___508__ -- ALL NEW OBITUARIES WILL BE FOUND IN THE NEW PAGES THRU THE "GET AROUND LINKS"  Added - McCollum, James T.; McCollum, James W.;McCollum, Joseph A.; McCollum, Samuel Tilden; McComas, Samuel (added 2); McConnell, Lydia Young; McCord, Carl B.;McCord, Emily Heath; McCorkle, Charles A.; McCormack, Jackson (added 1); McCormick, Anna Hoagland; McCormick, Donald P.; McCormick, Icyl Shular, McCoy, James Volna; McCutchan, Mary Mankin; McCutchan, Samuel; McDaniel, William (added 1); McDonald, Paul Duncan; McDonald, Pearl McCoy; McElwee, Abbie Glover; McElwee, Albert; McElwee, David (2); McElwee, Helen Lindquist; McElwee, Jennie Cory; McElwee, John W.; McElwee, Munson; McElwee, Orpha (2); McElwee, Oscar; McGaughey, Elmer; McGaughey, Fred A.; McGaughey, Nellie Bridges; McGaughey, Pleasant; McGaughey, Rafe E.; McGill, Ethel Kincaid; McGaughey, Ardella Inlow; McGaughey, John Max; McGinnis, Bessie Atkinson; McGinnis, Henry Elza (added 2); McGinnis, Johnson; McGinnis, Lillie May Bowman; McGinnis, Mazenna Dove Barker; McGinnis, Ora Oscar; McGinnis, (Austa) Parvin; McHargue, John M. (2); McGraffe, Lucinda Wilson (added 3); McGill, Ester; McIntosh, Henry (added); McKee, Carrie Briner; McKee, Elbert (2); McKee, Ransom (2)McKee, Elwood S. (2); McKey, Arthur Dale; McMains, Samuel; McKinley, Leo; McKinney, Georgia; McKinney, Virginia Pearce (2); McKinsie, Harry; McKnight, Charles H.; McKnight, Theodore (2); McKnight, Mabel Applegate; McKnight, Stuart; McKnight, William Q.; McLain, Ronald E.; McLean, Grady; McLean, Marie Marlatt (2); McLean, May Grady (2); McMahan, Larence William; McManamy, John; McMasters, Cyrus; McMasters, Earl V.; McMasters, Eugene; McMannomy, James;Meade, Harlan J. (2); Meade, Harold Wayne (2); Meadows, Charles; Meadows, Nola (2); Mears, John Lee (2); Meeker, Barcie Galloway (2); Meeker, Frank (2); Meeker, Joseph Ross; Meeker, Theodore Marston (2); Meharry, Anna; Meharry, Greenlief (2); Meharry, Hugh; Michael, Floyd; Milligan, A. B. (added 1); Milligan, Jennie Cooper; Mitchell, Earl; Miller, Isaac N.; Miller, Mary Shelladay; Means, Mary J.; Miller, Charles P.; Mitchell, Ruby; Miles; Gordon; Miles, Roberta; Miles, Edith Bryant; Miles, Rhoda; Michael, Bert; Mellott, Elda Campbell (2); Mellott, Guy; Melvin, Tessie Martin; Mendenhall, Embert (2); Merrill, Harry "Cobb"; Merrill, Oscar; Merrill, Thomas; Merritt, Virgil; Merryman, Benjamin; Merryman, Leroy; Merryman, Mary Snoddy (2); Mettee, Samuel J.; Messmore, Abigail Hunt; Michael, Clora Coyner (added 1); Michael, Fred (added 1); Michael, Daisy Bruner; Mikels, Hannah (added 1); Miles, Donald E. (2); Milford, Jenny Ramey; Miles, Ora Lee; Miller, Bessie Lundgren; Miller, Bluford Max; Miller, Carrie Lewis; Miller, Charles O.; Miller, Clarence; Miller, Edward B.; Miller, Francis Hugh; Miller, Harry R.; miller, Ida Barnes; Miller, Jesse Lee; Miller, Josephine; Miller, Leona Abolt (2); Miller, Mabel Lucas; Miller, Margaret; Miller, Margaret Garriott (2); Miller, Keller; Miller, Mary Moore; Miller, Mary Robison; Miller, Paul W.; Miller, Rose Wood (2); Miller, Roy J. (2); Miller, Ruby Smith; Miller Thomas H.' Miller, Wayne L.; Miller, William Allen; Millikan, Bertha Malone; Mills, Mary Swick; Mills, Ora Vern; Milligan, Clarence (added 1); Mills, William Morton (added 1); Minick, Goldie Drollinger; Mitchell, Cassie Everson (2); Misner, Cleve; Misner, Clyde B.; Misner, Margaret Baker; Misner, Martha Alice Mastin; Mitchell, Donnell (3); Mitchell, Earl "Cherry"; Mitchell, Effie Beaver (added 1); Mitchell, Fay Keller; Mitchell, Gray; Mitchell, Hattie Clark; Mitchell, Leslie; Mitchell, Mary Della Blue; Mitchell, Ruby Truman; Mitchell, Russell Hiram; Mitton, Orval; Minnich, Grace Duke (2); Moffett, Henry; Modlin, Elzie; Moffett, Martha Cade (3); Moody, Rapha; Moffett, Rose Lindley (2); Moffett, Stephen; Montague, Phillip; Montgomery, Ellen; Moody, Ruth Allen; Moody, Edward; Moore, Bertha Petro; Moore, Charles E. (added 1); Moore, Delia Lucas; Moore, Columbus (2); Morrison, Susan; Morgan, Nathaniel;Moody, Dwight C.; Moore, Ethel Smith; Morgan, Polly; Murdock, Glenn T. (added 1); Murphy, David L.; Montague, Star; Myers, Georgia Horton (2); Muck, Mary (2); Moody, Dwight L.;Morris, Charles; Moore, Mildred Menefee; Moore, Helen Phelps; Morgan, Thomas M.; Moore, Sarah Campbell;Moorhouse, Oliver (2); Moran, Cecil Emerson; Morehouse, Lizzie Yount; Morris, Charles Logan (added 1); Morgan, Aurel Bumgardner; Morgan, Flossie A. Barker; Mount, John E.D. (added 3); Mullen, Kate Songer; Murdock, Carl (3); Murphy, Edna; Murphy, Joan Ratcliff; Murphy, Maude Armfiels; Murphy, Paul; Murray, Alvin; Murray, Bessie Smith; Murray, James (added 2); Moyer, Laurabelle Glascock; Murrin, Lena Bellah; Murrin, Mary Crowder (2); Mycroft, James H. (2); Mycroft, Willard; Myer, Anna Butts; Myer, Deborah Long (2);Myer, Ernest; Myer, Estin;Myer, Hyson; Myers, Ada Catherine Lowe; Myers, Albert M.; Myers, Anna Cory; Myers, Meek (3); Myers, Ared F. (added 1); Myers, Beulah Myers; Myers, Carol; Myers, Charles E.; Myers, Clifford L.;Myers, Columbus Lane; Myers, Conrad; Myers, Cordes Allen; Myers, Deward; Myers, Ditha Thompson; Myers, Emanuel (added 1); Myers, Emma Patterson (2); Myers, Eston F. (added CW Flag); Myers, Grayce Edwards; Myers, hamilton (3);Myers, Harold; Myers, Henry Alward; Myers, Henry J.; Myers, Homer Roy; Myers, Irene Puett; Myers, Ivy Livengood; Myers, James Daniel; Myers, James H.; Myers, Jewel Starnes; Myers, John Raymond (2); Myers, Lens Beeson; Myers, Leslie Glen; Myers, Lonnie (2); Myers Mary Harvey; Myers, Myra Wishard (2); Myers, Orma Jackson; Myers, Perry (2); Myers, Ray William; Myers, Robert "Robbie" (2); Myers, Ruby Ratcliff; Myers, Susie Elliiott (2); Myers, Sylvia Parrett; Myers, Verna Stockdale (2); Nance, Ruben; Nolan, Mary; Neal, Ida Simpson (2);Neff, Samuel (2); Neff, Willis G.; Nelson, Sam G.; Newton, Lena McMullen;Nichols, William; Nicholson, Louise Lyons; Nixon, Mary Shafer McKinsey; Norman, Myrtle Grimes; Nutter, Fred; Neal, James Alva (2); Nehemiah, Wilbur; Nelson, Mabel Fishero; Neuman, Marshall; Newcomb, Geraldine Brooks; Newcomb, Homer; Newkirk, Joseph; Newkirk, Maria Gooding; Newkirk, Merle Trosper (2); Newlin, Emerson; Newlin, Joseph; Newlin, Mylintia Beckett; Newlin, Nancy Rivers; Newman, Blanche, Boord; Newman, Clarence; Newman, Myrtle LaBaw; Newnum, Anna Fisher (2); Newnum, Claude; Newnum, Daisy Smith; Newnum, Daniel Harold; Newnum, David Edward; Newnum, Edgar O.; Newnum, Francis Marion; Newnum, Glenwood, Wilson; Newnum, Grace Alward; Newnum, Guy Eston; Newnum, Harvey; Newnum, Harvey Harley; Newnum, Hazel Brown;Newnum, Ida Ann Algood; Newnum, James Earl; Newnum, Milford; Newnum, Robert; Newnum, Ura Simmons; Newnum, William O.; Neidstadt, Herman (added 1); Nickals, Ethel Kelly; Nickals, Edward Fred; Nickals, Florence; Nickals, Lulu Thomas; Nixon, Marshal; Nixon, Samuel Howard (4); Nicholson, Clara McClain; Nine, Bessie Boord; Nine, Grace Boord; Nine, William Benjamin; Nine, Rosa Catherine (2); Nixon, Anna Helmick (2); Nixon, Donald; Nixon, Esther Stambaugh; Noggle, Carl; Noggle, Vernon; Nolan, Bertha; Nolen, Tobias; Nolen, Warren Henry; Norman, William Ott; Norris, Charles "Pete"; Norris, William Pavey; Oakley, William M.; Oblinger, Edna Shoaf; Oblinger, John Asa; Ocheltree, Braize; Ocheltree, Cletus (2); Ocheltree, Elizabeth Meharry; Ocheltree, Flossie Jones; Ocheltree, Raymond; Oden, Anna Warrick (2) Oden, Eulalia Reichard; O'Connor, Mary Sweeney; O'Dell Nannie Warrick (2); Odel, William William Theodore; Ogle, Blanche Carpenter (2); Ogle, James Everett; Ogle, Lowell; O'Hair, Bascom; Oliver, Henry Clay; O'Rear, Lew; Oliver, Jackson (added 1); Oliver, Clarence (added 1); Osborne, Carl;O'Neal, Jesse V.; Orahood, Harold (2); Orahood, Lamont; Orahood, Lulu Ratcliff; Orahood, Martha Lewis; Osborn, Asa; Osborne, Hazel Lee Schweitzer; Owens, Effie Catherine Hyten; Osborn, Cecille Lawton; Osborn, Dale; Osborn, Emma Robbins; Osborn, Frank; Osborn, Fred (2); Osborn, Herschel; Osborn, Hugh; Osborn, John Richard; Osborn, Olive DeAth; Osborn, Ralph M.; Osborn, Robert Marion; Osborn, Thomas Noel; Oteham, Bernice Carlson; Oteham, Mary Stanglemeir; Otter, Peter; Owens, James (aaded 1); Rominger, Eva Hawkins (added 1); Payne, Raymond Eugene (added 1); Pence, John P.; Patterson, Thomas (3 + photo); Patton, Sarah Lofling; Padgett, John Emmett (2); Padgitt, Jane Byerly; Painter, Zara Anderson; Palin, Carl; Palin, Hallie Stockdale (2); Palin, Harrison Scott (2); Palin, Harry Willis; Palin, Ozark; Palin, Retha Haverstick (2); Palmer, Clyde; Palmer, Glen Wayne; Palmer, Mabel Furr; Palmer, Lulu Hutchins; Pardue, Evelyn; Pardue, George Lee-Jr: Pardue, Patricia, Pardue, Penny Sue; Parham, Minnie Harris (2); Parish, Laroy;Parker, Arthur J.; Parker, Carl B. -Dr.; Parker, Charles Lester (2); Parker, Clifford D.; Parker, Elizabeth Davis; Parker, Harry Otis; Parker, John - Dr.; Parkerson, Dale (2); Parkerson, William; Parks, Dallas; Parks, Eliza Downing; Parnell, Cecil; Parnell, Fisk; Parnell, Lellean Brown; Parnell, Lucille Robbins; Parnell, Robert Lee;

PHOTOS -- _ __- Added -- PHotos -

TOWNS: : __ : Total # 508 - towns to date -

Resources: (Surnames) ___ =

QUESTIONS - _____ -

Reunions -- __ Added -

SHARED: ____ Sent articles/obits/info to these


Who's Who ____ -- Added

Wills ___

(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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