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Montgomery County, Indiana

A part of The INGenWeb project :)

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Alumni Records - SCHOOLS - growing like crazy - fun time :)

Bible Records


Brick Wall



Court Records

Crawfordsville District Public Library's databases -- this site & the library's site works very well together :) Enjoy

Diaries & Journals

Family Fact Sheets

Family Recipes


  • Towns (list of towns - town photo albums are under Photos - places - now (feb 2016) 413 found in our county)
  • Letters
  • Military



Photographs (town albums here under "places") -- includes businesses; churches; events; groups; lost & found - so sad :( -- people; photographers; places; post cards -- ENJOY!


Reunions - Family; School; War Units; Jobs

Who's Who


NOTE: I and many others have spent 19 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 1996-2015 (and beyond), Montgomery County GenWeb site http://www.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 (August 2012). Your Indiana State Coordinator is Denise Wells.  Her assistant state coordinators are : Lena Harper and Jeff Kemp

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. INMONTGO-request@rootsweb.com -- this is a great way to find out what is happening on this site - what is new...

Montgomery County Courthouse early 1900s - Compliments of CDPL :)  

site search by freefind


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?) 407 towns to date (12-11 -2015 ) - 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

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 - ???? - Denise Wells

(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

You might want to check out this 2012 new site which takes the place of Random Acts of Genealogy Kindnessbut which now, 2015 seems to be just a list of places you might search for free -- too bad, I used to love reading where someone did something nice :( Well, the sight might do someone some good -- GENEROUS GENEALOGISTS



See below for what's added this month - link above is

for 2016 additions :) ENJOY!!

Maps, Atlases ... of Montgomery County (thanks JDG)


NEWSPAPERS OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY -- a history of all the newspapers that do or have existed in the county since its inception. 77 I know of :)

NEAT NEW LINKS -- Famous from C'ville - thanks to Darrel W :) and Hoosier History Live

Pictures of UNKNOWN Montgomery Countians -- PLEASE CHECK THIS -- Other Unknowns here


1896 Waveland School Report (this will be an ongoing addition :) Huge book -- thanks sooo very much to Dave Fullenwider - 1897

Desination Indiana (Montgomery County link)

How-To Link


Brown Township PowerPoint

***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


NEW -- hours for the LDS Church in Crawfordsville -- Latter Day Saint Center will be open Sunday 4-9 and Monday 9-4 for one on one genealogy assistance

--Although not new, this has become a great little link - check it out for Veterans of the county


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

---Montgomery Murder & Massacre---

Added Gold Star Roll of Honor - WWI

Blog Spot for the Crawfordsville District Public
Library - Local History -- check it out !! http://cdpl-history.blogspot.com/


I want to take this space to THANK MY WONDERFUL TYPISTS


Debby M.
Jack * Current typist (THANKS JACK - you complete rock, buddy)
Kim H.
Tom H.
Walt * (Walt typed a humongous bunch - Jack's right up there with him :)


** 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 !!!!!!!!!!!! ***



Thanks so much to JDG who has been so generous sending items for the GenWeb site, we have this nifty picture of Mr. McDuffy (whom I'm about 98% sure is Fielding Delaplane McDuffie - read about him here !)


NOTE: IF YOU HAVE ANY PICS OF ANY OF THE TOWNS / BUILDINGS / AREAS / PEOPLE, please send them my way :) for this page and to archive in the photos section !! Love to share our history! kbz - Would especially LOVE Soldier pictures !~!


**** OCTOBER 2016 ADDITIONS**** see below -

CHECK 2016 additions (other than current month below)

- also check what was added last (2015) year

We're a VERY active site so check often - at least weekly :)

WEEK 1 --

OBITUARIES: _3__: Mason (so sad); Warbritton (again, a sad one :(

TOWNS: : ___ : Total of 416 towns to date -

DEATHS: ____ Names: Death Record - Neff

PHOTOGRAPHS / PHOTOGRAPHERS: --__2__ - Paul Mason (with obit - not a very good pic - best I could do); Todd

MARRIAGES ___ Names: --

MILITARY --_ _ -- WWI draft registrations --

News Items -- _7_ = accidents: Cook, Gilliland, Glaze (Glaize); Shanks; Wilder; Samuels and one crime - Barnhill steals merchandise

Biographies -- __:

(Alumni) -- __

Links -- _1__ Oct Genealogy club meeting

Letters -- ____ -



WEEK 2 --

OBITUARIES :__24_ Names: Banta; Clements; Craig; Davis; Good; Hadley; Harbison; Hawkins; Hicks; Kimler; Lowe; McCranor; McDuffie,; Oliver; Quick; Thornton; Weeks; White; Wright; Zachary

Towns _1_ = -- Shady Nook making 417 in our county since its inception - WHOOPEEEEEEEE

Alumni -- _1`_ 1907 Football team article on how the season went - nifty as it goes along with a picture we had.

Photographs -- _1_ =. , added - McDuffie (thanks JDG)

Schools-- __ ==

Links -- ____ -- fixed two link errors

Deaths ....--____ -- Names:

Military ___2___ -- Crockett family (WWII) join up; Draft Registration - Dazey

NEWS -- _12_ -- (1905) biggest pumpkin - 103# - Trial - James/Beckner murder; Church -Waveland Christian Feb 1907 - charter members still living; Ed Cuppy spruces-up restaurant (1906) - S.G. Shaul - mail carrier - takes leave; Josephine Heslar hurts head; Ads (Canine Prunes; Newgent Vet; McCormick supplies; Fullenwider-Taylor grocery) Nov 1895 - challenge from The Star newspaper. George Elrod beaten

Marriages ___10_ == Patton/Roberts - Tague/Baker - Crabbs/Gardner - Stonebraker-Pickett -- Johnson - Kilpatrick

Divorces __1__ Lowery


WEEK 3--

OBITUARIES: _21_ Names: Kelso; Thomas; Quick; Moore (these are on the new site - transferring data and I don't want to do them twice but glad to check them if you need any :) -- Norman; Peters; Perry; Perkins; Peterson; Pierce; Phillips; Pitchford; Powell; Potter; Porter; Pranke

PHOTOGRAPHS & Photographers _4_ _ - Bob Shortridge (thanks so much to his daughter, Mary Jo)

Divorce -- __1__ Names: Allen, Hattie vs. Stephen

Biographies __1_ == Bob Shortridge

Schools - ____ == -- ENJOY --

Military ___ - Added -

News __3_ Added - Ads (McCormack - Sowers - Grand Shoe Store)



WEEK 4--

OBITUARIES -- _5__ -- Hultz; Hutchinson; Karle; Ross; Stith

_ == Note: See above note - some of these are on the new site I'm building so I don't have to do them twice :) Let me know if you'd like to see one. Names include -


Biography __ -- Added - ; See note above

PHOTOGRAPHS/PHOTOGRAPHERS-- _2__ - -- Wives of 1920 Business men of Waveland - thanks JDG :) -- thanks Tom J for a great picture of the 1916-17 Girls basketball team of Waveland - wow.

DEATHS -- _5_ - Moody/Gilliland (thanks JDG)

News -- __14_ -- Misc News - Wrightsman -- beats wife - 1875 article on Montgomery County Poor Farm - Newspapers - Darlington Bee - Ed Voris gets horse not the dog :) - Drs. ads - Cowan; Duncan; McClelland; Hillis Feeds; Lawyers - Wallace; Hurley; Insley-Winn wool; Oscar Cook moves business; Shades Hotel - paint job

Military - Civil War - __7__ -- Sorry, I also did some rearranging and work on those who died -- pretty sure I added 3 new ones (Brown Township) and information on 4 others - probably more than that but we'll count those.

REUNION -- _____ --

Marriages - __ --

LETTERS --_1_ -- Added - Lizzie Brown to Waveland newspaper 1905 from Wickersham, Washinton

ALUMNI -- __1__ 1907 BrownsValley article graduation

Links -- _1___ -- Added link to the Indiana State Library's listing of Montgomery County atlases and maps most clickable & useable -- fixed 60 -- 1915 Waveland yearbook - all links for some strange reason had an extra http://www in front of them.

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.


***AREA FUNERAL HOME PAGES -- you can find more current
obituaries here.

***** Genealogy Club's October 2016 Meeting ***** Organizational meeting


Check this out: Have any to add, PLEASE send 'em my way :)

Family Recipes

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

Database of Indiana Cemeteries


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© Copyright 2016 (and beyond) ....Karen Zach

Data contained within this website may only be used with permission of the submitter, for non-commercial research and educational activities, and for personal
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