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Montgomery County, Indiana

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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!!

PHELPS REUNION - coming up SOON - see details in Reunions


NEWSPAPERS OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY -- a history of all the newspapers that do or have existed in the county since its inception. 76 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)
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 !!!!!!!!!!!! ***



Boyd McNeil III let me use this awesome picture of the New Richmond Telephone Office (about 1918) - office likely in the jut-out in the front. This was in the home of John and Alice McNeil. Thanks so very much, Boyd.


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 !~!

NOTE 2: I had just put above picture up and love it BUT also love this one from Bill Boone that just came in :) kbz


**** July 2016 ADDITIONS**** see below -

CHECK 2016 additions (other than current month below)

- also check what was added last (2015) year

WEEK 1 --

OBITUARIES: _26_: Note: these are on the site I am redoing (each page because the old program will not work on the newer computers - it's one humongous job but I'll git r dun :) but will be happy to send them if you'd like -- just figured there's no reason to do them TWICE so they are on the new site being constructed:) Names are: Bass; Bowers; Bruch; Larsh; Neff ; Canine; Godman; Green; Gross; Hedge; Hollingsworth; Hultz; Kellerman; Kingan; Knox; Keown; Line; Linderman; McClelland; McConnell; McGregg; Royer; Stine; Wedding; Young

TOWNS: : __2_ : Total of 416 towns to date -added -- info. on Campbell Chapel - confirmed Beech Grove is in Montgomery County (happy about that)

DEATHS: __1__ Names: Death Record - Neff

PHOTOGRAPHS / PHOTOGRAPHERS: --__47__ - this is neat - under Photographs, Places, Waveland - 1929 Fair Guide - such fun !! 39 pages -- Ladoga GS troup about 1952; Amos Boone; George Boone; Peffley-Mahorney Inn (x2) north of Ladoga (thanks BB) - Garland Dell pic - Garland Dell poem (thanks Jim H) and thanks to Don C again for a super picture of his great grandfather, Wm. Dietrick

MARRIAGES _4__ Names: -- Hardee; Irons; Martin; Wilson

MILITARY --_8 _ -- WWI draft registrations -- Britts; Broach; Brocies; Broaders

News Items -- _2_ = August 1875 flood (Misc) - 1875 Baptist Association meets

Biographies -- _6_: Names: Carroll; Cornett; Cash; Busenbark; Shanklin; Young (on new site I'm working on - if you'd like to see any, please contact me (karen.zach@sbcglobal.net) and I'll send 'em to you

(Alumni) -- _2_ Added Horner School; Dawson School house - 1875

Links -- _1_ Facebook - Genealogy Club of Montgomery County

Letters -- __1__ - 2 pages one explaining the Garland Dell Mineral Springs (pre-Shades - this is soooo awesome - thanks so very much, Don Coling :)

REUNIONS --1__ Gill - 1875


WEEK 2 --

OBITUARIES :_10__ Names: McCollum; McVey; Malone; Murphy; Moon; Rivers

Towns __ = --

Letters -- __ Names:

Photographs -- __9_ =. , added - (thanks so much to Boyd McNeil III for sending his ancestor's Telephone Office (in the home of Alice & John McNeil's home about 1918) - also two of the gals who worked for them, Rose Atchinson and Alice Roark. AWESOME !! He also sent his gpa and uncles WWI pictures - love it ! Thanks, thanks, thanks Boyd ! Paul Mahorney & Dave Peffley pic - above thanks to Bill Boone

Schools-- __ ==

Links -- ____ --

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

Military ___1___ -- Civil War discharge paper(s) for George Ocheltree (thanks so very much, Boyd :) - this is soooo awesome (describes him gives unit information ...)

NEWS -- __7__ -- Linn Reunon - Under Business -- all from C'ville Star August 1875 -- Corner Book Store; Drs: JR Duncan; EH Cowan; JS McClelland; Hills Feed Store and Ridge "Science Photographer"

Marriages ____ == G


WEEK 3--

OBITUARIES: _4_ Names: Vancleave; Vice

PHOTOGRAPHS & Photographers __ _ -

Divorce -- ____ Names: S

Biographies ___ ==

Schools - ____ == -- ENJOY --

Military ___ - Added -

News ___ Added -



WEEK 4--

OBITUARIES -- _4__ -- Krout; Rice (on this site)

_ == Note: See above note - 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


SCHOOLS (Alumni) -- __ -

Military WWI-- ___ --

Military - WWII - ____ -- Names: y

REUNION -- _____ --

Marriages - __ --

ALUMNI --__ -- Added -

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.


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

***** Genealogy Club's Sept 2016 Meeting ***** Kat Burkhart & Centennials

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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