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Montgomery County, Indiana

A part of The INGenWeb project :)


About Me!

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 (St. Patty's, 2017 = 444 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

What's New

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 1996-2017 (and beyond), Montgomery County GenWeb site http://indianagenweb.com/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 John Peck .  His assistant state coordinators are : Lena Harper and Deb Beheler

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 - 2016 - Denise Wells

2016 (Dec) - John Peck

(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


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


Chris -
Debby M.
Jack * Current typist (THANKS JACK)
Kim H.
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 -

The above is Loretta (Retta; Retty) Morgan, born just over into Parke County but spent a great deal of time in the Waveland-Alamo area. Born 7 Jan 1895, she passed away while living in Manhattan on 1 October 1924. She left home at a young age to become a Zeigfield Folly dancer and she did it. My grandmother, her cousin said Retta was the most beautiful person she'd ever seen. She was the only child of Alfred "Fisher" and Lillie Bonebrake Morgan. They divorced not long after her death, but eventually went back together. I've found so very little on this gal. If anyone knows anything, please let me know. This is the only picture we have but it was after she wrapped the job in the follies. Just what happened to her in those 4 years from the time of the photo (signed To cousin Hazel from Retta Feb 1920) to the time of her death? PLEASE HELP me find out more about this cousin. I know almost all my cousins for centuries but she and one on my Smith side I just have no clue about :( -- kbz


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


**** MARCH 2017 ADDITIONS**** see below - current here - yearly 2017 additions link

CHECK -2017 additions to date.

NOTE: Almost all 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 :) karen.zach@sbcglobal.net


MARCH 2017 Additions on Montgomery County GenWeb

WEEK 1 --

OBITUARIES: __45__: Names: Bratton; Chislet; Clodfelter; Conner; Ensminger; Fraley; Hall; Ham; Jackson; Jones; Kiley; McClain; Moffett/Moffitt; Myers; Nelson; Nash; Neece; Nees; Neill; Nelson; Newlin; Nickell; Pefley; Pearson; Paire; Robbins; Rohm; Rogers; Rose; Rutledge; Sullivan; Thomson; Thompson; Tinsley; Walker

TOWNS: : _3_ : Total of 440 towns to date - Hunt's School House; Kirkpatrick Station; Phillipines

Divorces: __3__ Names: Dooley; Griest; Mote

PHOTOGRAPHS / PHOTOGRAPHERS: --__9_ __ - Oak Hill school 1906;1909 - thanks to Bruce Lewis - article on Chapman's Gallery (Photographer page) Dickerson pictures (thanks to Martha Harms - these are GREAT

MARRIAGES ___10__ Names: -- Colclazier; Flannigan; Layne; Mitchell; Runyan; Armstrong; Bowman; Weir; Wilson; Switzer

MILITARY --_6_ -- WWI (Moody) -- Spanish-American (death of Britton; letter from Doyel)

News Items -- _16_ = (Biz) - Kramer Meat 1884; Skating Rink - ads for : Fry; Scaggs; Bischof; Ben Hur Bakery; Sunday Star; Hoover; Muhlheison; Rost Jewelers sell bikes; 15th anniv (Agnes) hubs missed

Biographies -- _11_: Names: Bannister; Bowles; Brookshire; Canine; Deer; Fullenwider; Painter; Lookabill; Pogue; Thompson; Whittington

YEARBOOKS (Alumni) -- __2__ Added College Grove School House (1884) Wayne Twp - Watkins School (Mace area) --

Links -- __

Reunions -- __2__ - Armantrout; Deere

Death Record __1__ - Moody


WEEK 2 --

OBITUARIES :_9__ Names: Brumbaugh; Brown; Davis; Forgey; Hulet; Little; Steele; Swearingen; Winton

Towns __2__ = -- 442 to date (added Blue Hole and Walnut Fork

Biographies -- _5_ Names: Clough; Norris; Haller; McClamroch(k) x2

Photographs -- _2___ =. , added - info oh photographer Willis ; Carlyle Scott

Death Record -- __ ==

Links -- ____ -- :)

Marriage (announcements) ....--__2__ -- Names: Mitchell; Pearson

Military _____ -- WWI Draft Registrations -

News -- _4__ -- Walkup; White (Birthdays) - Church - 1st Christian Waveland cornerstone -- Coyle 60th anniv.

Divorces __2__ McClure; York

Reunion __3__ == Jones; McMains; Widener


WEEK 3--

OBITUARIES: __12__ Names: Bandel; Easley; Krout: Barnett; Todd

PHOTOGRAPHS & Photographers __9_ - Morgan (see above) and Dickerson (which I thought I had already put up here but didn't find 'em - now, they're in the business, group and people photos. Thanks so much to Martha Harms. Information on Willis Photography Studio (1896)

BIOGRAPHIES -- __`3__ Names: Berry; Porter; Willis

Town _3__ == added two(444) Scottland Yard; Walnut Bend - added a lot of information on another one - (Robber's Cove)

Diaries - Journals --

Schools - __1__ == -- Willow Grove school almost burns

Military _1_ - Added - Letter (WWI)

Death Certificate ___-

News -1 - Ads - Kulinary Kraft Klub



WEEK 4--

OBITUARIES -- _22__ == Names include: Bandel; Britton; Clodfelter; Delaney; Devan; Dixon; Fairfield; Green; Hinton;; Johnson; Lee; McDaniel; Martin; Miller; Ramsey (new site - let me know if you'd like to see it) Smith; Steele; Stubbins; Vanarsdall; Whittington

Military ___ - Added:

Biography _11_ -- Bandel; Berry; Bowers; Davis (Warren); Glenn (Wm. T); Goben (Matthias Vancleave); Hallett (Phely); Insley; Jackman (HS); Long (Hewet); Lough (Samuel J) Lane (Michael W), Manson; Myers; Porter; Tomlinson; Townsley (all on new site - let me know if you'd like to see any of these)

PHOTOGRAPHS/PHOTOGRAPHERS-- __4__ -- Added -- Bandel; Gray;cville casket company basketball team/c'v casket company ad (thanks, Ron & Lex)

SCHOOLS (Alumni) -- _1_ - Added - Lengthy article on Greenwood School in 1909

MARRIAGES -- ____ -- Added

DIVORCES -- ___2__ Added -- Sering ; Dooley

Reunions - _1_ -- John Allen Stewart family

NEWS --_2_ -- Added - (Misc - ad for Ben-Hur Garage; Tevebaugh Candy)

Links -- ____ -- Added

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.

TOWNS _- ____ Added


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

***** Genealogy Club's ***** Jim Swift - "Finding Gpa's Farm"

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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