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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 input 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 -

Children of Elijah and Margaret Baldwin Zachary, about early 1950's
Jake, Ben, Ada Zachary Chesterson and Nettie Zachary Nichols
See this one larger in "People Photos"
thanks to Marilyn Minnick for the comtribution
(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)

MARCH 2019 --Additions on Montgomery County INGenWeb

OBITUARIES: __414___ -- ALL NEW OBITUARIES WILL BE FOUND IN THE NEW PAGES THRU THE "GET AROUND LINKS" Added - Sackmire, Charles J.; Sackmire, Mary Mitchell; Sadler, George S.; Sackmire, Nellie Whitew; Sage, Joan St. Clair; St. (Saint) Clair, Gordon; Saltsgaver, Lenna Newlin (2); Samuels, Mildred Randolph; Sanders, Deryl Lee; Sanders, Elizabeth Parks; Sanders, Ellen; Sanders, Eva Sowers; Sanders, Fay (2); Sanders, Vern O.; Sandlin, Olin; Sanford, Olphonso; Sare, Willis; Sarjent, Ruby Alexander; Sayers, John; Schlosser, Joseph; Scott, Nancy Galey; Sawyer, (Old Lady) (2); Schleppy -Twins of Roland; Schenck, Forrest (added 1); Scott, Ethel; Schemerhorn, Ethel V. Gebhart; Schultz, Chalmer; Schultz, Emma Garner; Scott, Ethel (added 1); Scott, Leroy; Scott, Alexander; Scribner, Eliza; Sealy, Alta; Sellenberg, Mica; Sentman, Lillie Mattox; Sering, Dale (3); Sewell, Opal Collum;Seeward, Alice Baysinger; Seeward, Della; Shade, Edith Carpenter; Shade, Ernest; Shade, Florence; Schlemmer, George; Schlemmer, Olga; Schlemmer, Will (2); Schlemmer, F. Louis; Schwartz, Mary harvey; Schultz, Rosa Haas; Shade, Garfield; Shade, HomerWinfred; Shade, John W.; Shade, Mary Gray; Shade, Moses; Shade, Sarah Hibbs; Shade, Sherman; Shade, Vera Gegner; Shade, William; Shade, Stella Corbin; Coats, Homer (2); Coats, Ruth E.; Coons, Albert L.; Coker, Sarah; Schmidt, John; Scott, Anna Boswell (added 1); Scott, Amy VanHook; Scott, Jeanette (Reeves?); Scribner, Nelson Fordice; Shaffwer, Jennie Robinsom; Sharp, Mary Davidson (2); Shaw, Juanita Meeker Morgan (2); Shaw, Roscoe; Sheehan, Joseph T.; Sheets, Albert; Sheets, Pearl McKinzie; Shell, Wallace; Shell, William Elsworth; Shelley, Everett E.; Shelley, Walter D. (2); Shelton, Joseph C.; Shideler, Fred W.; Shideler, Wayne (2); Shidler, Lucille Cartwright; Shirley, Jewell (2); Shirling, Motie; Shoaf, Claude V. (2); Shoaf, Dorothea Clore; Shoaf, Elizabeth Livengood; Shoaf, Elizabeth Vanetta; Shoaf, Elsie Cory; Shoaf, Ernest; Shoaf, Eunice Givens; Shoaf, Francis Arista-Dr.; Shoaf, Freeman; Shoaf, Guy (2); Shoaf, Iva Hole; Shoaf, James Everett; Shoaf, Madison Henry; Shoaf, Mary Stewart; Shoaf, Merle Brook; Shoaf, Rosie; Shoaf, Troy; Shobe, Andrew; Shoemaker, May Belle Franklin; Shoemaker, Sabrina; Shook, Gordon; Shook, Rachel Quiggle; Short, Bruce (2); Short, Charolle Haas (2); Short, Lawrence; Short, Marguerite Hatt; Shrigley, Georgia McAdams; Shrigley, Julius C. (2); Shuler, Lillian Brewer (3); Shular, William David; Shuler, Anna G. Rudisill (2); Shuler, Charles Manson; Shular, Rachel McKinsey; Shuler, Samuel R.; Shultz, Abigail, McCauley; Shultz, Andrew; Shultz, Bertha McCauley; Shultz, Chalmer; Shultz, Evelyn Foster; Shultz, Frances (2);  Shultz, Frank; Shultz, John Monroe; Shultz, Lester; Shultz, Murray; Shultz, Percy; Shumaker, Hannah A.; Shumaker, Lloyd Dean; Shumaker, Ruby Orahood; Shute, Edna Galloway; Shute, Mabel; Shute, Raymond; Shanon, Jules Ingram; Shell, John W.; Shell, Ralph (added 1); Shell Elwood (added 1); Sherfy, W. H.; Ray, Frances M.; Shell, Winston Elsworth (added 1); Sherritt, James; Shepherd, Taylor; Shirk, Mary Clore (added 1); Shoaf, Harold Edward; Sutton, Oscar; Spilman, Mary Helen; Sprow, Annie; Squires, Alfred; Starnes, Minta; Stivers, William; Stonebraker, Elizabeth G.; Stoner, John (added 1); Stanford, Lucy (added 1); Skagges, Harold Lester; Sloan, Mary (addewd 1); Smith, Dan; Smith, Elias-1898; Smith, Harry; Smith, Wanetah Sink; Smith, Sallie Cheek; Smith, Izola (2); Smith, Anna Otterman; Smith, Pearl (added 1); Smith, Fred; Smith, Geneva Dale; Short, James-1887; Shotts, Jennie; Sims, Sallie Nelson (2); Sisk, Mayme Martin; Sicks, Marshall "Jack"; Simerl, Martin; Simmons, Beatrice Ywiddy; Simmons, David R.; Simmons, Ernest Manford; Simmons, Flossie Keller Krout; Simmons, Glen F.; Simmons, Ira "Manson"; Simmons, Kate Short; Simmons, Leroy; Simmons, Lewis G.; Simmons, Lizzie Swindler; Simms, James L.; Simms, Melvin (2); Simpson, Carrie Roberts; Simpson, Guy M. (2); Sipes, Cletus; Simpson, Charles William (includes photo); Simpson, John (added 1); Sloan, William (added info); Slazas, Fannu Witt; Slavens, Elva Rice; Slazas, George R.; Slazas, Joseph; Sloan, Agnes Clouse; Sloan, Ellie Brant; Sloan, Gusta Cates; Sloan, Ida Tunin (2); Sloan, Kenneth; Sloan, Lois Cain; Sloan, Oral (2); Slusser, Catherune Sutton; Slusser, Elton; Slusser, William D. (3); Slavens, Nancy Webb; Slavens, Thomas Jay; Smith, Bessie Dale; Smail, Melissa Martin; Smith, Anna Sargent (2); Smith, Claude Carl; Smith, John O.-1915; mith, Maria Conklin (2); Smith, Martha Cox; Smith, Rachel Bridges; Smith, Rebecca Grimes (2); Smithson, Nora Roberts; Smith, Bertha Rogers; Smith, Blanche Miller; Smith, Caroline; Smith; Carson; Smith, Charles - 1928; Smith Charles-1964; Smith, Cora Quiggle; Smith, David-1924; Smith, Dora McDonald; Smith, Elberson Clair (2); Smith, Elsie Evans; Smith, Estelle Hall; Smith, Garcie Earl (2); Smith, Guy-1968; Smith, Harley C.; Smith, Harold; Smith, Hattie Haas; Smith, Hattie Heath; Smith, Iva Stonebreaker (2); Smith, James Albert; Smith, Jesse; Smith, Lucretia Miller (2); Smith, Marguerite Ansberry (2); Smith, Mary McMasters; Smith, Porter (2); Smith, Ruth Davidson; Smith, Sarah-1880; Smith, Sarah Krout; Smith, Vada (2); Smith, Wilmer; Snelling, Byron; Snodgrass, Courtney; Sowers, Ralph W.; Staggs, Jesse C.; Sowers, Ella Foltz (2); Stags, William B.; Stith, Catherine; Stutlz, Goldie Trout; Spitznagle, Clara Parnell; Sorrels, Edward C.; Stonebraker, Frances Keedy; Stedman, S.S.; Stein, John; Snoddy, Leona Vanicka; Snoddy, Lucille Allen; Snoddy, Raymond (2); Snoddy, Ruth, Diffendeifer (2); Snoddy, Walter O.; Snyder, Albert Edwin; Snyder, Alva; Snyder, Clarence; Snyder, Dan; Snyder, Ellsworth; Snyder, Hannah Phillips;Snyder, Lela Law; Snyder, LeMoyne Elmore; Snyder, Mary Hightower; Snyder, Pearl Walkup (2); Snyder, Vance (2); Sommer, Howard; Solomon, Flora Cornwall; Songer, Della Mullen; Songer, Guy; Songer, Hardy Ray; Songer, Marie Berlin Frances; Songer, Mary Brisco; Sowers, Addie Arvis; Sowers, Beulah Hadley; Sowers, Clayton; Sowers, Eleanor Keller; Sowers, Everett Solomon; Sowers, George V.; Sowers, Gilbert Leroy; Sowers, Goldie L. Thomas; Sowers, Jessie Cowgill; Sowers, Lillian Haughee; Sowers, Marney; Sowers, Martha Bannon (2); Sowers, Minnie Grimes; Sowers, Vernice Russell; Sowers, Victor C.; Soear, Joseph Clarence (2); Spear, Rog; Spear, Velma Mattox; Spencer, George Miller (added 1); Spencer, Gilbert W.; Spencer, Gladys; Spencer, Nancy Alezander (added 1); Spencer, Warren Russell; Spinks, Jasper; Springer, Brooke Owen; Spinning, John N.-Dr.; Spinning, Lura; Spinning, William; Spragg, Oral (3); Sprague, Barbara Phillips (2); Sprague, Roscoe W. (2); Sprouls, Wilbur; Stark, Clarice Mater; Starkey, Ella; Steele, Elmer; Steen, Gordon; Stewart, George W.; Stewart, Moses; Stites, Roy O.; Stivers, William; Stonebraker, Elizabeth G.; Stoner, John; Straughan, John (3); Straughn, Mary "Mollie"; Stringer, Mary Stewart; Stafford, Juanita; Staggs, Abraham-1947 (added 1); Stalnaker, Leonard (added 1); Starkey, Eston Earl; Starkey, Joseph James (2); Starkey, Sallie Brown; Starkey, William E.; Spilman, Kirrie; Staton, Bettie; Starnes, Arthur Ellsworth; Starnes, Carl; Starnes, Charles; Starnes, Elmer Faris; Starnes, Faris Jack; Starnes, Flora Temple; Starnes, Gillespie Reid; Starnes, Harold F.; Starnes, Harry Temple; Starnes, Lewis (2); Starnes, Mary Tanner; Stilwell, George W (added 2); Stites, Roy O. (added Photo); Steinbaugh, Genevieve Booe; Stephens, Carl P.; Stephens, Golda Waleland; Stephens, Jesse C.; Stephens, Wayne; Sterns, Zora Jane; Stevens, George Edward; Stillman, Ruth Ann;

Alumni - Schools -- UPDATED TO NEW SITE SOFTWARE = _1     Added - 1913 History of Waynetwon School from "Waynetown Dispatch";

Bibles __1__ - 76 bibles - (LOVE more): John Dilling Bible (2 Images);

Biographies -- __ _ Added --

BLOG -- new -- Karen's Gen Blog --  

Cemeteries -- __ -

Court Proceedings _ Added: __ Names :
Deaths _ Added: __ Names :
Deeds_ Added: __ Names :
Divorces _ Added: __ Names :
Inquests _ Added: __ Names :
Land _ Added: __ Names :
Marriages (includes announcments in newspapers) _ Added: __ Names :
Naturalizations _ Added: __ Names :
Wills _ Added: __ Names :

Census ____

Diaries --___ -  

Digging Up Bones Mysteries _____ =

Family Fact Sheets _____ =

Letters _____

Links -- __ Added -

Misc -- ____

Revolutionary War
Civil War (Causalities and Other Data)__13__Added - Ayres, David; Brewer, Noah J.; Campbell, Elishaw; Fuson, George P.; Hunt, James D.; Knox, James C.; Parker, Edmond G.; Slater, George W.; Taylor, William; Thomas, Zebe; Williams, J.W.; Wood, James; Wright, Charles;
Spanish American War
World War I
World War II
Korean War
Viet Nam


PHOTOS -- __2_- Added -- PHotos: Jake, Ben, Nettie and Ada Zachary early 1950's thanks to Marilyn Minnick; Chesterson, Ada Zachary added to her Obituary;

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

Resources: (Surnames) ___ =

QUESTIONS - _____ -

Reunions -- _1_  ALL NEW "REUNIONS" WILL BE FOUND IN THE NEW PAGES THRU THE "GET AROUND LINKS"   Added - McLoed Family 1909 (2 Photos), thanks Marty;

SHARED: ____ Sent articles/obits/info to these


Who's Who ____ -- Added

(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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