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Welcome to...
Montgomery County, Indiana

A part of The INGenWeb project :)

Home

About Me!

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

Bible Records

Biographies

Brick Wall

Cemeteries

Census

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


History

  • Towns (list of towns - town photo albums are under Photos - places - now (August 25, 2017 = 468 found in our county)
  • Letters
  • Military

News

Obituaries

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


Resources

Reunions - Family; School; War Units; Jobs

What's New

Who's Who

 

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 advance :)

Citation: The Indiana (INGenWeb Project), Copyright 1996-2017 (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 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. 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

*****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



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?) 466 towns to date (9-1-2017 ) - 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


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 Love Trey

What's

.... 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 465 and growing that we know have existed in MC.)

FAMILY LINKS -- have any, let me know!!

Montgomery County History and Lore Facebook page - awesome

 

Link to calculate a birthdate from the death date/age

1917 WWI Registrants (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)

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 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.

 


***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


GENERAL NOTES :

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

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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/ - note: when Suzie worked in reference, she did awesome and often blog spots but not as many anymore :(


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I want to take this space to THANK MY WONDERFUL TYPISTS

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Barbara
Beth
Betty
Cathy
Chris -
Christi
Cheryl
Debbie
Debby M.
Dellie
Ginny
Glynnis
Jack * Current typist (Jack has been absolutely amazing)
John - John has done much work recently on the WWI Vets
Kelly
Kim H.
Lena
Melissa
Roselyn
Sara Mc (our newest :)
Teresa
Tom H.
Vickie
Walt * (Walt typed a humongous bunch - think Jack may have just surpassed him - thanks guys)

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

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T H I S - W E E K' S -
F E A T U R E D - PHOTO

 

 

 


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

 


**** SEPTEMBER 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

 


SEPTEMBER 2017 Additions on Montgomery County INGenWeb

OBITUARIES: __40__ -- Added - Calhan; Carver; Claypool; Connor; Crosby; Ellis; Elmore; Evans; Epperson; Fishero; Fry; Gardner; Garner; Hall; Hardesty; Hart; Haxton; Hays; Hershberger; Hutchinson; Irons; Lacey; Marcrum; McKinley; McIntire; Mount; Patton; Peterman; Pierce; Rogers; Sprague; Stewart; Thomas; VanCamp; Webb; West - on Thomas West bio on new site)

TOWNS: : _5_ : Total # 469- towns to date - added information on Rake Pocket and added the 467th town/community/village/hole in the road Lover's Hollow (Garfield basically) Gray's Chapel (likely very close to the Fountain line, east of Alamo.- added information on Whitesville - 469 is Here & There (Linden)

MARRIAGES (announcment in newspapers)__8___ Names: Alward; Hines; Krout; Oliver; Phillips; Titus; Toy; VanCleave

MILITARY --__5 __Added - information on Washburn, Rev. Soldier; Weston; McIntire; Sprague; Watson; obit (CW)

News Items -- __20_ -- Added (Biz - Poston Brick) (Fires - Warner & Peck; Paris); (Land - Waldrip loves ND) (Sick List - Chambers) (Accidents - Barnes & Keys) (Misc - 1907 C'ville Health report) (Ads - JS Bailey, Auctioneer) (Politics - 1902 county officers) (Biz - VanCamp expands) (Crime - Hoffe; Rankin) (Biz - Waldrip Brothers) - (Misc - YMCA - two items one board election; other gym floor sagged 1"); Mont Co Poor Farm - conditions in 1887; 1898 Atlast published (Misc)

Biographies -- __20__ Added -- (all new site - let me know if you have an interest) Branagin; Campbell; Maguire; Owens; Utter; Vance; Vancleave; Wade; Warner; Washburn; West; Wheat; Whitenack; Whittington; Williams (Washington); Williamson (R.A.); Willis (Joseph Martin)

Alumni) -- _1__Added -C'ville Business College

Links -- _3__ Added - fixed several broken links in War of 1812 page - thanks John M. for catching these) - also fixed a name someone reported -- added link to my findagrave Poor Farm Cemetery

Reunions -- __ Added

QUESTIONS - _5__ - what was the Horse Thief Detective group - he basically knew :) - who is Helen in O'Neall cemetery; WWI database sent in (wonderful but still trying to figure out how to make it accessible, plus John C isn't done with it yet); Where is O'Neall cemetery (oddly, but a different person the same day); Information on Jeschke Wire

PHOTOS -- ____- Added

Reunions __ 1__ Booher

Divorces ___ Added

Deaths __ 32__ Coons

Wills __ 1 __ Martin

NEW PAGE -- .... 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

 

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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 ***** Annual Dinner & brief history of Montgomery County


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

Family Recipes

Thanks to clipartforfree.com for this yummy-lookin cake :)


MONTGOMERY COUNTY. HISTORICAL MARKERS

(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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