part of The INGenWeb project :)
Blog -- Karen's Gen Blog
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?) 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
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
one of my few poems :) written by
...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 502 and growing that we know have existed in MC.)
WWI Complete listing (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) - also thanks to John is a listing by towns and one coming up will be the actual cards of the registrants - he's been working a very long time on these and I'm soooo excited and grateful !!!
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
Thanks to JD Gilliland for this great photo. This is Charles Bennett Gillikland born in Browns Valley 21 July 1873 and died at his home the day after Christmas 1925 in Indianapolis. He grew up and married in Montgomery County (wife Mary ELizabeth Gott) and fathered four children who passed from 1969-1988 - Lawrence, Esther, Ada and Charles. Sorry, don't know who the pup is but a cutie !
to mzayat.com for the cute gif)
CHECK -2018 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) firstname.lastname@example.org
JUNE 2018 --Additions on Montgomery County INGenWeb
Alumni - Schools -- _Added - ____ -
Bibles ____ - 76 bibles - (LOVE more)
Biographies -- _3_ _ Added --John Drury; Wm. Mitchell
BLOG -- new -- Karen's Gen Blog -- _2__ Genealogy FB pages;
Cemeteries -- _1_ - Gravestones marked by GAR
Court Proceedings _1__ - Dugald McIntyre
Death Records __1__Kirkendall
Diaries --_1__ - 1931 Lula Goshorn diary -
Digging Up Bones Mysteries _____ =
Divorces _2_ Added - Dickerson; Walton
Family Fact Sheets _____ =
Links -- _1_ Added - Civil War (Military) Pensioners list 1883
Misc -- ____
MARRIAGES (announcment in newspapers)_8_ Names: Brown; Lowery; McClellan; Steele; Utterback; Warrick
MILITARY --__12__Added - Information for WWI & more of an explanation of the WWI Draft cards (thanks John C) ; Sloan obit ; Rev Sold - Alexander Foster ; Mexican War medals; WWI Russell Pickett dies; Oliver; Campbell (Mex); WWI (Burton); Cable; Little WWI
NEWS __9__ -- Added - 27-page account book for Poor Farm (Miscellaneous) - Nat Hamilton Poor Farmer obit; Churches - 1st Baptist; Birth - Virginia Hatton; Crime (Drury-Larsh children); Fire (Sally Bogert Dive) (Crime - article about Pettit murder); Drury-whiskey (news-ads); McJunkins - indicted
OBITUARIES: __78__ -- Added - Names: --Allen; Baxter; Berryman; Booe; Boots; Bratton; Britton; Bunch; Campbell; Canary; Claman; Cox; Crumm; Dowel; Drury; Elston; Elmore; Emdee; Endicott; Edwards; Faller; Ferguson; Flannigan; Follick; Fullen; Gray; Hamilton; Hankins; Johnson; Joel; Jones; Jordon; Kirkpatrick; Knoll; Lewellen; Lewis; Larrick; Lynch; McCullough; McDonald; McKenna; Miller; Moore; Morris; Morrison; Oliver; Osborn; Parker; Rider; Robinson; Ross; Sayler; Sloan; Suman; Thompson; Vail; Wall; Weir; Wilde; Wright
PHOTOS -- _ 6__- Added -- Waveland 2018 Veterans; Isaac Elston III (in obit); Elda Morris (in obit) ; Baxter; Boots, Crumm; Wallace (obits)
TOWNS: : __ : Total # 503 - towns to date -Honest Ridge; Johnstown; Miceville
Resources: (Surnames) ___ =
QUESTIONS - __8_ - towns (where certain ones are); soldiers; Poor Farm; Genealogy Society; Revolutionary Soldier; how to file family info; cemetery
Reunions -- _1_ Added - Dunbar;
SHARED: _7__ Sent articles/obits/info to these Counties - Carroll; Indiana GenWeb obituaries
Who's Who ____ -- Added
FUNERAL HOME PAGES -- you can find more current
***** Genealogy Club's ***** Upcoming events -- Germanna 101 - Virginia to Montgomery County on April 10th by Fred Smith of Anderson- April 27th will be the After hours (always fun) --
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