part of The INGenWeb project :)
Crawfordsville District Public Library's databases -- this site & the library's site works very well together :) Enjoy
NOTE: I and many others
have spent 21 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
Citation: The Indiana (INGenWeb Project), Copyright ©1996-2018 (and beyond), Montgomery County GenWeb site http://ingenweb.org/inmontgomery/ - thanks soooo much - Karen Bazzani Zach
My name is Karen Bazzani Zach and I am your Coordinator for Montgomery County. I would really like to thank Jeff Scism for assisting me for the last years, he has been such a tremendous help. Appreciate Katy H. for helping redesign this page. Thanks to Lena H. and Jeff for helping move the site recently. My hubby is constantly helping me as well - thanks, Jim Z :) . Your Indiana State Coordinator is : Lena Harper . Asssistants are: Jim Cox and yours truly, Karen Zach
To subscribe to the Montgomery County GenWeb listserve put the
word 'subscribe'in the subject line of the link provided below and
'subscribe' in the body. INMONTGOemail@example.com
-- this is a great way to find out what is happening on this
site - what is new...
*****IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SEARCHING THIS SITE :) *****
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
Below, is supposedly how Montgomery County got its name :)
Source: Crawfordsville Review, July 4, 1916 p 5
It might be well for us as citizens of Montgomery County in
connection with the splendid celebration held in honor of our
state’s centennial, to stop for a moment and consider from whence
it received its name. Montgomery County was so named in honor
of the brave and gallant young Irish General Richard Montgomery
who fell mortally wounded at the head of his troops while leading
a charge against the fortress of Quebec and bravely fighting
for American Independence. Just before making the charge he
turned to his soldiers and said, “I am going to act so as you’ll
never be ashamed of me, Soldiers you’ll not be afraid to follow
where our commander leads.” The following tribute to General
Montgomery and to Montgomery County was written by Mrs. Sadie
Murphy for Wanita Bratton of the Smartsburg HS who read the
same at the school centennial at that place.
Note: There has been a group of folks who have found (can you believe this?) 479 towns to date (12-1-2017 ) - 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
Poem I found by happenstance and just could see a little fellar writing this when he got another "used & used & used" pair of pants :)
LOVE THIS LITTLE DIDDY :)
Source: Weekly Argus News Aug 21, 1897 p 3
The small boy, who is a close observer, gives the family history of papa’s pants as follows:
When dad has worn his trousers out, they pass to brother John
Then mother trims them round about and William puts them on.
When William’s legs too long have grown, the trousers fall to hide ‘em
So Walter claims them for his own and stows himself inside ‘em.
Next Sam’s fat legs close invest and when they won’t stretch tighter,
They’re turned and shortened, washed and pressed and fixed on me – the writer.
Ma works them into rugs and caps when I have bust the stitches
At Doomday we shall see (perhaps) the last of dad’s old breaches.
Poem I wrote many years ago -- please give me credit if you nab it :) Karen Bazzani Zach
FAMILY TREE CLIMBING
Family Tree Climbing is lots of fun
Karen Bazzani Zach
.... 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
My Kind of Town - a Power Point about the many towns in Montgomery County - by kbz - to go along with this, do check out the towns (all 489 and growing that we know have existed in MC.)
1917 WWI Registrants (thanks so very much to John Cowan for this - think we'll be working on it to add even more links, data, etc. THANKS JOHN)
Desination Indiana (Montgomery County link)
Brown Township PowerPoint note - if you possibly use this for anything, that's fine but GIVE ME CREDIT FOR THE WORK :) Thanks for this not only consideration but MUST when you use someone else's work.
REGISTER YOUR BRICK WALL (family problems in Montgomery County) Register them HERE :)
Check out the WHO's WHO in Montgomery County
Note: After all that great work on the Montgomery Murder & Massacre webliography, Suzie only got a B+ but now that she got that grade, at least, I can take over her project and add some more -- have a couple to add real soon -- hey, kudos to daughter Suzie -- ya' deserved an A !! -- mom - kbz
Added Gold Star Roll of Honor - WWI
Blog Spot for the Crawfordsville District Public
I want to take this space to THANK MY WONDERFUL TYPISTS
** PLEASE let me know if I left anyone out
because these guys & gals are
H I S - W
E E K' S
Wanted to share this awesome picture (thanks Darrell Wiatt). This family played at various happenings (funerals, reunions, church) for several years. This picture was taken in the summer of 1937 at their Uncle John's 50th wedding anniversary. Name: Willie Wiatt (their father was William F) Family Singers. Pictured from left to right (facing photo) is Wanetta, Isaac, Leo & Dave and their mother, Mabel Rice Wiatt. Wanetta, Isaac, Leo & Dave all attended Waveland School with Wanetta graduating in1928 and Isaac in 1934. In addition, Isaac was the SS choir director for over 30 years at Freedom Baptist church. (he is Larry; Glenn; and Darrell's dad). LOVE to see other musical groups from our very talented area singers/dancers/instrumentalists :) Thanks Darrell !
to mzayat.com for the cute gif)
**** **** see below - current here - yearly 2017
THIS IS THE TOTAL OF WHAT WAS ADDED ON THIS SITE in 2017 ... so help me beat this decent record here :)
CHECK -2018 additions to date.
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) firstname.lastname@example.org
FEBRUARY 2018 --Additions on Montgomery County INGenWeb
Alumni - Schools -- _1__Added - Article on whether to purchase Academy building for hs
Bibles ____ - 76 bibles - (LOVE more)
Biographies -- ____ Added -- (all on new site) -
Cemeteries -- __5_ - articles about tombstones (thanks Kim) ; Stilwell bodies moved; McCormick bodies removed
Court Proceedings _1__ -\Ristine - Benjamin
Death Records __ 6__ Abrams (on obit); Hughes (poor farm) Miller; Weir (on Saloma's obit); Zachary
Digging Up Bones Mysteries _____ =
Divorces _19_ Added -Casad; Evans; Foreman; Griest; Harp; Isenberger; Jenkins; Jones; Lucas; Morgan; Palmer; Lydick; Stout; Thomas; Toney; Watts; Waite
Family Fact Sheets __1__ = wow a big-time genealogy of the Alpheus Gregg family - THANKS KIM
Letters __\ _ \
Misc -- \
MARRIAGES (announcment in newspapers)___30__ Names: Ballard; Birch; Breaks; Cain; Crisp; Davis; Fanning; Hightower; Huffman; Hummer; Lewis; Lutz; Manson; O'Conner; Patton; Perkins; Rutledge; Sams; Schrader; Simmons; Stonebraker; Tucker; Thompson; Tilley; VanSlyke; Williams; Woods; Young
MILITARY --__5__Added - Starnes, Navy nurse WWII ; Owens - Mexican American; CW Soldiers pension, bounty... pictures on first KIA Vietnam soldier's page (Lynch) - Gen., Mansons pension - CW
NEWS _48_ -- Added - Bogart (Sarah) - keeping a house of nuicance; Orphan home death; orphan home measles; (Misc) birthday-Mahala Gray 90; W. Krug 100; Cem. stones removed; Clore - Sports; Arch Martin - accident; List of letters 1835 not gotten (Misc); Oneil, Tommy-humor abounds; Misc - bad weather at Braxton Cash's; Owens needs guardian; Poor Farm articles/deaths (thanks, Kim) ; Ward birth of twins/death of son; Krug's 98th b-day; Yountsville Opera (music); Ed Voris (misc); old cemetery found in gravel pit; biz - Clipper 1895; crime sick woman robbed (Misc) James Whitcomb Riley in Montgomery; (Misc - bulls & rattlers) Lidikay sues Batman - accident, Jacob Kinsley crushed by train - Misc - Breaks' heiefer missing; Man-o-wa Indian Doctor - Misc - Poor farm beating (thanks KH); Sargent; Misc (Officer Morgan tied-up by Wabash boys); Misc (Metzkger, Jake - drunk); Chappel/Campbell ; Fannie Snyder (fire); Misc (Dr Florer visiting); Shevelin for sheriff; Wingate old settlers (1897); Hosea Ristine for judge; (law suits) - (music) - Waynetown cornet band; (biz) - Wm. Clark running Magnolia Mills in Alamo (Misc) - 12 horses to take Lane stone to cem; (sick list) - Mary Lutz sent to asylum
OBITUARIES: _305__ -- Added - Names: -- Alexander; Ammerman; Anderson; Ansberry; Beck; Birch; Bishop; Blacker; Blair; Bottoroff; Brigance; Britsch; Britton; Bruner; Brunner; Burns; Byrd; Cade; Clark; Clark; Clodfelter; Clossin; Coleman; Collins; Compton; Cooksey; Cooley; Correll; Crisp; Cunningham; Denman; Dobson; Durham; Earl; Ellis; Enoch; Eskew; Etchison; Eyler; Felton; Forgey; Foster; Freeman; Fry; Galey; Gault; Gernan; Gordon; Graham; Gray; Gregg; Grimes; Gunkle; Hale; Hall; Harper; Harwood; Havercamp; Hawkins; Haxton; Heffner; Hightower; Hills; Hipes; Hoover; Huff; Hunt; Hutton; Irwin; King; Krug; Larsh; Larue; Leet; Lidikay; Lucas; Lutz; McBride; McClamroch; McComas; McCullough; McGilliard; McIntosh; Marley; Mikels; Miller; Milner; Moore; Morgan; Murray; Myers; Neff; Nicholson; Osborn; Owens; Parker; Pennington; Paxson; Page; Perkins; Peterson; Ragan; Rakestraw; Rhoads; Rich; Ristine; Roderick; Routh; Runyan; Runyon; Savage; Sawyer; Scott; Shrader; Skaggs; Skevington; Smith; Spencer; Starnes; Stephenson; Stilwell; Straight; Thomas; Thomson; Toney; Tribby; Tyler; Vance; Vannice;Warbinton; Waite; Ward; Wasson; Weir; Westfall; Wilcox; Wilhite; Wilkins; Ward; Willis; Wilson; Wooden; Wray; Young; Zimmerman
PHOTOS -- _ 15__- Added -- Added Parade in C'v about 1900 (Main Street); Wm. Krug (news-birthdays-100); Merle Thomas (put on his obit); Alexander, Fred - photo on obit; Willie Wiatt Family Singers (love it - see above) - added on obit (Mollie Armstrong; Roy Stites; Henry Starnes; Peterson; Lynch (Vietnam); Cv - Billman Buggies; Bus - Journal Co - businesses; Jones; Anderson; Cville Planing; Campbell Bros Hercules shirts;
TOWNS: : _2_ : Total # 490- towns to date - added Danville Hill as a new location; added Stoner Settlement (thanks Kim H)
Resources: __2__ = Added Elliott and Lincoln surnames
Reunions -- _6_ Added - Deere; Dazey; Edwards; Herron; McCain; Sayler-Clodfelter (thanks Alison & Fred)
QUESTIONS - __ -
SHARED: __9__ Sent articles/info to these Counties: Blackford; Boone; Clay; Delaware; Orange; Randolph; Wabash
Who's Who __1__ -- Added Bertha Petro Moore
FUNERAL HOME PAGES -- you can find more current
Check this out: Have any to add, PLEASE send 'em my way :)
Recipes -- I began the Family Recipe pages several years ago by request of one of my list serve gals. I said something about a recipe and she said, "Do you mind sharing!" That gave me the idea of doing the Recipe page. If you have any family-oriented ones, PLEASE send 'em to me so I can add them. Mainly, they are mine but I do have several on the pages people have sent in.
Thanks to clipartforfree.com for this yummy-lookin cake :)
(thanks to Al Wolf for this awesome site - greatly appreciazted)
Hilary from the IN Div. of Hist Pres & Archaeology sent this recently - nifty